Lunar Phases & Moon Planting Guide – June 2022

Lunar Phases & Moon Planting Guide – June 2022

phases of the moon

 

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

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First Quarter: Wed 8 June at 00.48am AEST at 16 Virgo (the previous day in Europe and the Americas)

A time to take decisive action with unfolding events as the light of the Moon continues to grow.

Moon planting: The week following First Quarter Moon is ideal for planting fruiting vegetables.

 

Supermoon Full Moon: Tues 14 June 2022 at 9.51pm Queensland time (AEST) at 23 Sagittarius          

A high energy time, intensified by the Supermoon, when things come to fruition or events come to a head.

Moon planting: The week following Full Moon is the best time for planting root crops

 

Last Quarter: Tues 21 June at 1.11pm AEST at 29 Pisces

A time of reorientation as the light of the Moon decreases, eventually going into the low-energy time of Old Moon just before the cycle begins again with the next New Moon.

Moon planting: The last week of the Moon cycle is the best time for weeding and composting.

 

New Moon: Wed 29 June at 12.52pm AEST at 7 Cancer

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts, intensified by the eclipse

Moon planting: The week following the New Moon is the best time for planting leafy greens.

 

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🌟 Friday 13th – a day sacred to the Goddess! 🌟

Today is Friday 13th – a day sacred to the Goddess!

 

 GoddessThe number 13 has always been associated with the Goddess – there are 13 lunar months in the year, as opposed to 12 solar months.
 
Friday is the day of Venus, the sensuous feminine aspect of the Goddess. You can see the connection in Romance languages like French (Friday = Vendredi), Italian (Venerdi) – in English Friday comes from the day of Freya (Frija), the Teutonic equivalent of Venus.
 
So Friday 13th is a day doubly sacred to the Goddess ❤️  My father always said it was a lucky day for him.
 
It became “unlucky” for many reasons – when the patriarchy suppressed the old Goddess religion, 13 had to be rebranded as unlucky. That to me is the most obvious and ancient answer! Then there’s the Last Supper – with Judas seen as the 13th person there (12 disciplines plus Jesus = 13, so Judas was known as the 13th). Then too in the persecution of the Knights Templar, their Grand Master Jacques de Molay and 60 knights were arrested on Friday 13 October 1307, a day which became infamous. They were later executed, most of them burned at the stake.
 
So remember Friday 13th is a day doubly sacred to the Goddess ❤️
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Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio: Secrets come to light?

Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio: Secrets come to light?

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Blood Moon

The Full Moon in Scorpio on Mon 16 May is a total lunar eclipse, a blood moon which won’t be visible in Australia – the best place to see it would be South America or the East Coast of North America.  Its effects will still be felt in your chart though!

At the collective level, total lunar eclipses are associated with earth changes such as volcanos and earthquakes, and extreme weather events.

At a personal level, an eclipsed Full Moon in Scorpio is likely to be a highly emotional time when deep and passionate feelings are revealed.  There is a strong possibility of secrets or intensely private matters coming to light, possibly with a sexual content or concerning financial matters.

Interestingly, this Scorpio eclipse falls in the week leading up to the general election in Australia, so keep an eye out for juicy scandals hitting the media!!!  The Full Moon also has Mars-Neptune closely configured so there’s likely to be a visionary, idealistic feel to actions taken now.

This Lunar Eclipse also falls on a couple of really significant points in Queen Elizabeth’s chart – fittingly perhaps for her Platinum Jubilee, the culmination of her reign. It could also bring about unexpected changes for her in terms of her public duties and her position in the world.  In fact the Taurus-Scorpio eclipses this year activate many of the charts of the British Royal family, so don’t be surprised if we see significant changes occurring.  If you’d like to know more, my workshop on the Taurus-Scorpio eclipses (recorded at the end of last year) discusses these charts in detail.

The eclipsed Full Moon falls at 25 Scorpio on Mon 16 May 2022 at 2.14pm Queensland time (AEST) at 25 Scorpio.  The best time for ceremony will be the previous evening while the energies are still building.

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Jupiter moves into Aries

Jupiter moves into Aries

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Jupiter changes signs this month, moving into the action-oriented sign of Aries on 11 May for just over 5 months before briefly revisiting Pisces.  With a contact to Uranus at this changeover, it’s likely that Jupiter’s entry into Aries might come with a surprise or two.

Jupiter often brings changes to the law, looking at questions of justice, morals and ethics.  One example of its movement through Pisces over the past year is that it’s brought questions connected with water to the fore: water catchments, fracking, the oceans being poisoned, and pollution from the fishing industry.

Aries on Fire

As Jupiter moves into Aries we’re likely to see questions arising around warfare and armaments – Mars the ruler of Aries was after all the god of War.  There could also be new legislation around family violence, and perhaps too around issues in the sports world, such as gender identity in competitive sport.

Mars joins Jupiter in Aries on 25 May (AEST). Transiting Mars is always like putting your foot on the accelerator, especially in Aries.  I hate to say it, but traditionally this is an indicator of warfare, with Mars providing the action and Jupiter the confidence.  Personally I would love to see this energy channelled more positively into large-scale action on the climate emergency.  Whatever the cause, this is definitely a call to direct action.  Meanwhile send your prayers and intentions for peace to all countries suffering conflict right now.

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Mercury goes retro!

Mercury goes retro!

mercury_retroSIGN

 

Mercury goes retrograde on Tues 10 May for 3 weeks.

Make sure you finish up projects and back up all your files at least a week before then!!!

Mercury retro brings the potential for confusion, mistakes and delays.  Double-check appointments and flight times (if you’re flying again), make sure you have your keys with you when you leave the house, and check that messages have actually got through OK.  Be prepared for delays in any trips you’re making or in any other area of your life like getting home repairs done.

This is not a good time to make any major purchases or sign contracts, unless you’re prepared to revise your plans – or take purchases back to the shop – down the track.

The upside of Mercury retro is that it is a great time to catch up on all your paperwork and reorganize so you can be more streamlined.

Mercury is retro until Fri 3 June.

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🌟 Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus 2022 🌟

2TaurusSolar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus
Sun 1 May at 6.28am Queensland time (AEST) at 10 Taurus (the previous day in Europe and the Americas)

Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Scorpio      
Mon 16 May 2022 at 2.14pm Queensland time (AEST) at 25 Scorpio

 

Skywatching 
The stunning pre-dawn line-up continues this month – Saturn, Mars the red planet, then Jupiter and Venus close together (Neptune’s there too but invisible), all in the eastern sky before sunrise. If you catch the end of the Moon cycle, you’ll see the dying Crescent Moon there too.
Mercury is now an evening star, low in the western sky after sunset.

 

  
May Lunar Phases & Moon Planting Guide ☘️🍃🎋

 

It’s no exaggeration to say that everything’s intensifying right now with Pluto stationing retro so close to the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus (see my blogpost for details of Pluto turning retro.)  On top of that, we have Mercury going retro this lunar month (yes it’ll be retro for the Australian general election!) and eclipses activating the charts of the British royal family.  Lots of changes afoot.  Stay present and be especially mindful throughout this month!

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The eclipses are here again. The New Moon on Sun 1 May (AEST, the previous day in Europe and the Americas) is a partial solar eclipse, visible from Antarctica and southern South America.

The eclipsed New Moon falls in Taurus, signalling an intensified opportunity to begin a new cycle in our relationship with the physical world.  The New Moon in Taurus invites us to connect deeply with the land, to appreciate the abundance of Nature, to acknowledge the sacred beauty of the Earth and to embody this by stepping into our protective role as her guardians. This is more urgent now than ever, and with Uranus also in Taurus, more and more people are waking up to the reality of the climate emergency.

Taurus is associated with security in its many forms – emotional, material and financial – and this need for security (or more accurately, the fear of lack of security) can give rise to the sign’s tendency towards possessiveness and material accumulation.  Use this lunar month to explore your own security needs and your relationship with abundance.  We may even see significant changes in the financial world – inflation and interest rates have been much in the news recently.  It’s time for us to begin a new cycle in our finances!

At a personal level, this New Moon is an excellent time for enjoying luxury and pampering our physical bodies, indulging in sensuous pleasure.  Taurus does love luxury!

The eclipsed New Moon falls at 10 degrees Taurus.  If you have points in your birth chart close to this degree (within one degree) you can expect to begin a significant new cycle in that part of your life (eg relationships for Venus), intensified by the eclipse.

If your birthday is close to this date, this eclipsed New Moon marks the beginning of a very significant new cycle in your life in relation to your identity, your sense of self and your purpose in the world.

The eclipsed New Moon is exact at 6.28am Queensland time AEST.  We won’t be able to see it in Queensland – you’ll have to be in South America or Antarctica to see the partial eclipse.   

Really pay attention to the intentions you set at this eclipsed New Moon.  Know that they are stronger and more powerful that the intentions you normally set each month.  Remember to set your intentions in the 24 hrs immediately after the New Moon.

Eclipses demand respect so be extra careful in the couple of weeks leading up to each one – don’t take any unnecessary risks!

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Lunar Phases & Moon Planting Guide – May 2022

phases of the moonLunar Phases & Moon Planting Guide – May 2022

 

 

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

To read about the Astrology of the New and Full Moons each month, sign up for my monthly newsletter here (scroll down on the left-hand side) and follow my Chirone Shakti – Stargazer Astrology page on Facebook.

 

*We have a very intense month ahead with the ECLIPSES and Pluto stationing.  Stay present and be especially mindful throughout this month!*

           

Solar Eclipse New Moon: Sun 1 May at 6.28am AEST at 10 Taurus

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts, intensified by the eclipse

Moon planting: The week following the New Moon is the best time for planting leafy greens.

 

First Quarter: Mon 9 May at 10.21am AEST at 18 Leo

A time to take decisive action with unfolding events as the light of the Moon continues to grow.

Moon planting: The week following First Quarter Moon is ideal for planting fruiting vegetables.

 

Lunar Eclipse Full Moon: Mon 16 May 2022 at 2.14pm AEST at 25 Scorpio

A high energy time, intensified by the eclipse, when things come to fruition or events come to a head.

Moon planting: The week following Full Moon is the best time for planting root crops

 

Last Quarter: Mon 23 May at 4.43am AEST at 1 Pisces

A time of reorientation as the light of the Moon decreases, eventually going into the low-energy time of Old Moon just before the cycle begins again with the next New Moon.

Moon planting: The last week of the Moon cycle is the best time for weeding and composting.

 

New Moon: Mon 30 May at 9.30pm AEST at 9 Gemini

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts, intensified by the eclipse

Moon planting: The week following the New Moon is the best time for planting leafy greens.

 

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Pluto goes retro

pluto symbolPluto goes retrograde

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Pluto the god of the Underworld slows to a standstill at the end of April, ready to begin his retrograde journey.

If anything in your life has been going through symbolic death throes in the last six months, this is a time when you are likely to revisit the whole process, perhaps at an even deeper level as you search for the hidden truths and the soul essence of who you are, the alchemist’s gold that can eventually emerge from the blackness.

Pluto is stationary at 28 degrees of CapricornAnyone whose birthday falls around 19 Jan is likely to be experiencing a very intense time while personal transformation goes on at a deep core level – the eventual outcome is empowerment, the ability to stand comfortably in your own power, but it’s a long drawn-out process which won’t be complete until the end of 2023.  This will also be true for anyone with personal planets at this degree, or at 28 degrees of the other cardinal signs: Aries, Libra and Cancer.

Pluto will retrograde back to 26 degrees Capricorn before turning direct again on 8 Oct 2022.

 

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Full Moon in Libra – Easter Sunday

Full Moon in Libra 

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The Full Moon falls in Libra on Sun 17 April.  The Full Moon in Libra gives us an opportunity to bring our lives into balance, revisiting the cosmic invitation extended by the Equinox last month.  It highlights our need to relate to others, yet it also emphasizes the need to find a balance between our own needs and the needs of another, between the need for independence and the need for compromise.

It’s quite likely that power struggles will interfere with the search for balance between independence and compromise, self vs other, as Pluto forms a challenging pattern to this Full Moon.

This Full Moon marks the beginning of the eclipse season as it starts the two-week lead-up to the eclipses in May.  Energies will intensify as we move towards the next New Moon (solar eclipse) and the following Full Moon (lunar eclipse).  Remember to be especially careful in your day-to-day life during the eclipse season.

The Full Moon falls at 26 degrees Libra, so check the houses of your chart to see which part of your life is under the spotlight.

The Full Moon is exact at 4.55am Queensland time (AEST) on Sun 17 April.  If you’re planning Full Moon ceremony, the best time will be the previous evening while the energies are still building.

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Easter chickEaster Sunday this year falls on the Full Moon, Sun 17 April.

‘What’s this got to do with Astrology?’ I hear you ask … Well, guess what?  The date of Easter is determined astrologically, by the Moon and the Equinox.  Easter Sunday is set as the first Sunday after the first Full Moon following the Equinox.

This is why the date of Easter changes each year, sometimes falling at the end of March and sometimes much later in April.

Astrology is present in our everyday lives much more than most people realize!

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Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces

OceanJupiter – Neptune conjunction

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Once every 13 years, Jupiter meets up with Neptune and the influence of their combined energies is felt strongly.

Neptune is a visionary, seeking unity, dissolving boundaries, and endlessly compassionate.

Jupiter enhances whatever it comes into contact with, making this combination a very potent humanitarian mix – even more so given that both planets are in Pisces where they are strengthened.

There’s also a desire for equality and egalitarianism, which has linked this conjunction with socialism in world history.

This Jupiter-Neptune conjunction could see a move away from the right-wing governments that came to power under the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of a few years ago.

The danger with Jupiter-Neptune is that the dream, the ideal, can simply be an illusion, so it is important to focus on strong, practical foundations for any plans envisioned now.

The conjunction is exact at 23 Pisces (almost 24 degrees) just after midnight on 13 April Queensland time, the previous day in Europe and the Americas.

 

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