“Blue New Moon” in Cancer 2020 ✨ Second chance at forgiveness 🌟💫

“Blue New Moon” in Cancer 2020 ✨  Second chance at forgiveness 🌟💫

Cancer the crab

Second New Moon in Cancer  Tues 21 July 2020, exact at 3.32am Queensland time (AEST) at 28 degrees Cancer

Full Moon in Aquarius  Tues 4 Aug 2020, exact at 1.58am Queensland time (AEST) at 11 degrees Aquarius

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Skywatching  Venus & Mercury can be seen in the eastern sky before sunrise as Morning Stars. Mars the red planet rises around midnight and is overhead by sunrise. Jupiter & Saturn rise in the east in the early evening, both very bright and can be seen higher in the sky as the night progresses. 

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We’re finally at the end of the extended eclipse season, so take a breather and enjoy a brief respite from all the intensity before Mars goes into his retro shadow towards the end of this month!

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How did you go with last month’s Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer?  That was a strong cosmic invitation for us to let go of the past,  release old hurts and bring forgiveness into our hearts.  Well guess what? Just in case you didn’t do that as well as you could have, we’re being given a second chance this month with the second New Moon in Cancer on Tues 21 July (Mon 20 July in Europe and the Americas).

This New Moon is at 28 degrees Cancer, and with the opposition to Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, a lot of emotions may have been stirred up this week which we might not feel comfortable expressing, or even allowing.  At the collective level, this may see a resurgence of demonstrations.  This New Moon is in exact opposition to Saturn, so we’re likely to see repression of these energies, or in the case of demonstrations, some tough crackdowns.

It’s very unusual to have two consecutive New Moons in the same zodiac sign, and it’s only possible because the first was at zero degrees of Cancer and this one is at 28 degrees.  If this were a Full Moon, it’d be called a Blue Moon – but as it’s a New Moon, we can only (unofficially!) call it a “Blue New Moon” ha ha!

We looked in detail last month at the meaning of New Moon in Cancer.  This second New Moon in Cancer brings us another opportunity for us to begin, or perhaps consolidate,  a new cycle in our relationship to the Feminine.  This also applies to the way we care for others, as well as the way we nurture ourselves.

Cancer is a water sign, sensitive and emotional, with a strong need for emotional security. This is the sign associated with home and family, so this second New Moon marks a repeated shift in our sense of belonging, maybe a new phase in our home and family life, or our sense of belonging to a ‘tribe’.

Cancer has a tenacious connection to the past – Cancerians have strong emotional attachments and don’t like to let go of anything!  The second New Moon in Cancer reminds us it’s time to break with the past, and emotionally release whatever no longer serves us.

bottlebrush, letting go of the past, New Moon in Cancer

As with last month’s eclipsed New Moon in Cancer, this is a great time for Forgiveness ceremonies, releasing you from the energetic attachments to your past.  Thyme essential oil and the Australian Bush Flower Essence Bottlebrush are particularly good remedies for supporting you to let go – contact me if you’d like to order some.

If your birthday falls close to the date of this New Moon, this marks a year of new beginnings in your life, particularly with regard to your identity, your sense of self and your purpose in life.

If you have planets close to 28 degrees Cancer (within one degree), this represents the beginning of a new cycle in whatever that planet symbolizes (eg relationships for Venus).

The New Moon is exact at 3.32am Queensland time (AEST).  Remember to set your New Moon intentions within the following 24 hours.

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Spectacular stargazing this Sunday!

Early on Sunday morning 19 July, before sunrise, we have a really unusual sight – the Moon and five planets all visible in the morning sky. 

You’ll be able to see the crescent of the Old Moon very low in the sky, Mercury (close to the Moon) and Venus shining brightly (close to the star Aldebaran) all in the east, the red planet Mars overhead, while Saturn and Jupiter can be seen very low in the sky towards the west, Jupiter below Saturn.  A truly stunning array of planets!!!! 

Best viewed about 45 mins before sunrise – ie about 6am Queensland time. 

You’ll need a really clear line of sight of the east and west horizons!

Enjoy!!!

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Second lunar eclipse – Full Moon in Capricorn 2020

penumbral lunar eclipse

Things are more than a little intense at the moment.  We’re coming to the end of an extended eclipse season, which always amps up the intensity. Remember eclipses bring sudden change into our lives, often from left field, so the more conscious you can be at this time, the better! 

 

The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn on Sun 5 July is a penumbral lunar eclipse where the Full Moon enters the half-shadow of the Earth and darkens a little.

This is the second lunar eclipse we have experienced in this extended eclipse season – usually there’s only one, and this extra eclipse is certainly adding to the emotional intensity of everything that’s happening right now.

Full Moons tend to bring situations to a head, to a climax of some kind, and when amped up by an eclipse, this can be a powerful time when feelings and emotions run high. The eclipsed Full Moon in Capricorn brings into sharp relief the difference between the hierarchical structures (or more negatively, control) imposed by the establishment (Capricorn) and the emotional-security-focused, heartfelt response of Cancer.  This eclipse falls across the Sun in the US chart (just after Independence Day), so keep an eye on the international news! 

At a more personal level, the eclipsed Full Moon in Capricorn brings into focus the difference between our public and private lives, inviting us to find a balance between these two opposing polarities of work and home. If there is something you have been working towards for a while, this Full Moon is likely to bring things to fruition with a strong sense of achievement.

The eclipsed Full Moon is exact at 2.44pm AEST at 13 degrees Capricorn – so the best night for Full Moon ceremony will be the previous evening while the energies are still building.

 

Stay conscious during this eclipse season!!!

 

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Lunar phases July 2020

Lunar Phases – July 2020

phases of the moonTimes are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

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Skywatching 

Jupiter & Saturn rise in the east in the early evening, both very bright and they can be seen higher in the sky as the night progresses.  Mars the red planet rises around midnight.

Venus shines brightly now as the Morning Star. 

 

Lunar Phases – JULY 2020

(Second) Lunar eclipse Full Moon: Sun 5 July 2020 at 2.44pm AEST at 13 Capricorn

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

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

 

Last Quarter: Mon 13 July 2020 at 9.29am AEST at 21 Aries

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: Tues 21 July 2020 at 3.32am AEST at 28 Cancer

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

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

 

First Quarter: Mon 27 July 2020 at 10.33pm AEST at 4 Scorpio

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.

 

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Solar eclipse on the Solstice

Solar eclipse on the Solstice

Time for forgiveness and release

 

Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Cancer   Sun 21 June 2020, exact at 4.41pm Queensland time (AEST) at zero degrees Cancer

Second Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Capricorn   Sun 5 July 2020, exact at 2.44pm Queensland time (AEST) at 13 degrees Capricorn

Skywatching  Jupiter & Saturn rise in the east in the early evening, both very bright and can be seen higher in the sky as the night progresses.  Mars the red planet rises around midnight.  Venus shines brightly now as the Morning Star. 

 

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Things are more than a little intense at the moment.  We’re in the middle of an extended eclipse season, which amps up the intensity.  We’re also (as I write) in the lead-up to Mercury retro (starts 18 June) and which adds to miscommunications and misunderstandings.  Definitely a time to stay conscious, mindful of your actions and calm!   

The current astrology of the USA shows the huge significance of the Black Lives Matter protests, as the country begins a time of final reckoning around how power is used and abused in that country – in every sense, at every level, institutional and political.  The country is far more of a plutocracy than a democracy, however much it likes to call itself “Land of the Free”.  So what’s happening astrologically? The US is approaching its Pluto Return – it won’t be there till April-May 2021, with the period lasting till early 2023, but meanwhile we’re experiencing these harbingers of what is to come, as Saturn and Jupiter activate the country’s Pluto, awakening this sleeping giant of a nightmare, its history of trauma and slavery.  The invitation of Jupiter-Pluto is to transform our belief systems.  Throw in the eclipses for good measure (all three of them in this extended eclipse season are activating the US chart) which intensifies the energy further and you have quite a powder keg!

Remember eclipses bring sudden change into our lives, often from left field, so the more conscious you can be at this time, the better!  And don’t fry over the glitches and frustrations of Mercury retro – just take an extra breath and stay present!  Use the period constructively to sort out your files and paperwork (if anyone uses paper anymore?!!).

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This month’s New Moon falls in Cancer on the day of the Solstice, Sun 21 June, and is an annular (total) solar eclipse, visible across Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, the border area of Northern India-Nepal-China-Tibet, Tibet, China and Taiwan.  Look for these countries featuring in the news around the time of this eclipse (in fact, just after I’d written this, a news item came in about soldiers being killed in a dispute on the India-China border in the Himalayas.)

I’ve written about the solstice in the previous post, as technically it falls at the very end of the previous lunar cycle, exact about 9 hours before this eclipsed New Moon and with the Moon still in Gemini.  The solstice marks the turning point of the seasons – so here, combined with this solar eclipse, it gives extra emphasis to the idea of this eclipsed New Moon representing a hugely significant turning point for us (see my intro above).

Eclipse annularAn annular solar eclipse is the ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse, in which the eclipsed Sun is surrounded by a fiery halo, or ring (‘annular’ comes from the Latin word meaning ‘ring’).  It has the full force astrologically of a total solar eclipse, an intensified beginning of a new cycle.

The totality of this solar eclipse will last for less than a minute (just 38 secs), intensifying the sense of endings and beginnings that always accompany a New Moon.  The new cycles starting now are likely to be especially significant because of the added impact of this solar eclipse.

Falling in Cancer, this eclipsed New Moon represents the opportunity for a significant new cycle to begin in our relationship to the Feminine.  Cancer is ruled by the Moon, symbolising women, mothering and the Sacred Feminine. This is an opportunity to begin a new cycle in the way we care for others, the way we nurture ourselves and our relationship with the Feminine in general.

Cancer is a water sign, sensitive and emotional, with a strong need for emotional security. This is the sign associated with home and family, so this eclipsed New Moon can mark an important shift in our sense of belonging, maybe a new phase in our home and family life, or our sense of belonging to a ‘tribe’.

Cancer has a tenacious connection to the past – Cancerians have strong emotional attachments and don’t like to let go of anything!  The eclipsed New Moon in Cancer signifies it is time for a significant break with the past, an opportunity to emotionally release whatever no longer serves us.  This is a great time for Forgiveness ceremonies, releasing you from the energetic attachments to your past.  Thyme essential oil and the Australian Bush Flower Essence Bottlebrush are particularly good for supporting you to let go – contact me if you’d like to order some.

If your birthday falls close to the date of this eclipsed New Moon, this marks a year of highly significant new beginnings in your life, particularly with regard to your identity, your sense of self and your purpose in life.

If you have planets close to zero degrees Cancer (within one degree), this represents the beginning of a significant new cycle in whatever that planet symbolizes (eg relationships for Venus).

Remember to put out your intentions for this lunar month within 24 hours of the New Moon.  The New Moon is exact at 4.41pm Queensland time (AEST).

Remember my usual eclipse season advice during this extended eclipse season, and take extra care at this time!

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June solstice 2020

EquinoxSolsticeThe June Solstice is when the Sun reaches its northernmost position overhead at the Tropic of Cancer (remember that from geography in primary school?). Guess what, the Tropic of Cancer takes its name from Astrology, from the fact that the Sun moves into the tropical zodiac sign of Cancer on this day.

The word ‘solstice’ comes from Latin meaning ‘the Sun stands still’. If you follow the position of sunrise along the horizon during the year, you’ll notice it moves with the seasons. At the solstices in June and December, the Sun reaches its furthest point in one direction before returning towards the centre point again. Many ancient sacred sites were aligned with the sun’s position at the solstice, creating a magical effect at the solstice sunrise, including standing stone circles such as Stonehenge in England and the Newgrange monument in Ireland.

In the southern hemisphere, the June Solstice is the shortest day of the year and the longest night, traditional midwinter time. You’ll notice this more the further south you go, where the days will get very short indeed. After the solstice, the days start to lengthen again and the world returns from the darkness of winter, moving towards the rebirth of spring.

In the northern hemisphere the seasons are reversed, and so the June Solstice is of course the Summer Solstice, the traditional midsummer time, the longest day and the shortest night, a time of magic when the veil between the worlds was very thin, as shown in Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.  Once past midsummer, the days start to shorten as the northern hemisphere moves towards autumn.

The solstice is the real turning point of the year.  Once past the solstice, we move towards the September Equinox where day and night are equal once more.  The solstice was always celebrated in ancient times, often with bonfires and dancing.  Plants especially respond to the change in the length of days, often only germinating either before or after the solstice.  If we were more in tune with Nature, ie without artificial light, we’d respond a lot more obviously too!

The solstice is exact on Sun 21 June 2020 at 7.43am Queensland time (AEST) (the previous day in Europe and the Americas).  The solstice falls just before the solar eclipse (see next post), which falls on the same day in Australia at 4.41pm AEST.  The solstice eclipse marks the beginning of our next lunar month.

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Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius 2020

Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius   Sat 6 June 2020, exact at 5.12am Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Sagittarius (the previous day in Europe and the Americas).

penumbral lunar eclipse

The Full Moon in Sagittarius on Sat 6 June (the previous day in Europe and the Americas) is a Lunar eclipse, the first in the extended eight-week eclipse season we are now in.

This is a penumbral eclipse where the Moon darkens a little, entering the half-shadow of the Earth.  Eclipses really intensify the energy, so take extra care around this time, especially in the few days leading into the eclipse.

Sagittarius is eternally buoyant and optimistic, driven by the need to find meaning in life, if not THE meaning of life.  The eclipsed Full Moon in Sagittarius invites us to find a balance between this enthusiastic search for truth and the need to approach an issue rationally, collecting information first rather than acting impulsively.

Sagittarius is famous for leaping into situations, all fired up, ready to fight for a cause or go on a quest, without stopping to check the facts first – and then in its enthusiasm and thirst for adventure, it doesn’t know when (or sometimes even how) to stop and rein in the energy – it’s what gives Sagittarius its OTT reputation, ie being completely Over The Top!

So use the energies of this eclipsed Full Moon to find that balance in your life.

The Lunar eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius is also likely to bring issues of trust to the fore, intensified by the eclipse.

The eclipsed Full Moon is at 15 degrees Sagittarius so check your birth chart to see which part of your life in under its spotlight.  The Lunar eclipse is exact at 5.12am Queensland time (AEST), visible at Moonset in eastern Australia, so the best time for Full Moon ceremony will be the previous evening while the energy is still building.

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Venus starts her new 584-day cycle

 

 Venus starts her new 584-day cycle

On Thurs 4 June Venus gets to the midpoint of her retrograde journey and joins with the Sun.  This is known as the inferior or interior conjunction of Venus to the Sun (as it’s the one nearest the Earth), and it’s especially significant because it marks the beginning of the next 584-day cycle of Venus, a cycle sacred to the Mayans.

Following this, she will soon rise in the East as the Morning Star, her warrior goddess incarnation, a time that was traditionally seen as a good omen to go to war.  She’ll be first visible as a Morning Star around Fri 12 June, rising in the pre-dawn light before the Sun in the east – you’ll need to get up early to see her in her glory!!!

The lovers Venus and Mars are at odds this month, with Mars in dreamy Pisces and Venus in curious Gemini all month long – in fact because of her retrograde motion, Venus will be in Gemini for a total of 4 months The lovers are unlikely to see eye-to-eye, and will have to put a lot of effort into getting along together this lunar month.

Rose of Venus

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Lunar Phases June 2020

 

phases of the moonLunar Phases – June 2020

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

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Skywatching  Venus is now making her dramatic switch from Evening Star to Morning Star!  She’s in the underworld right now, and will reappear as the Morning Star just before sunrise around 12 June.

Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rise in the east around midnight, then can be seen higher in the sky as the night progresses.

Mercury will be at its most visible in the evening sky on Thurs 4 June, when it’s at its furthest distance from the Sun and its highest point above the horizon.  Look to the west just after sunset and you’ll see Mercury quite low in the sky.

 

Lunar eclipse Full Moon:  Sat 6 June 2020 at 5.12am AEST at 15 Sagittarius

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

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

 

Last Quarter:  Sat 13 June 2020 at 4.24pm AEST at 22 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.

 

Solar eclipse New Moon: Sun 21 June 2020 at 4.41pm AEST at zero Cancer

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts, intensified by the solar eclipse.  You can set powerful intentions now!

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

 

First Quarter: Sun 28 June 2020 at 6.16pm AEST at 7 Libra

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.

 

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New Moon in Gemini 2020

New Moon in Gemini 2020

 

3GeminiNew Moon in Gemini   Sat 23 May 2020, exact at 3.38am Queensland time (AEST) at 2 degrees Gemini (the previous day in Europe and the Americas).

Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius   Sat 6 June 2020, exact at 5.12am Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Sagittarius (the previous day in Europe and the Americas).

 

Skywatching   Venus is about to make her dramatic switch from Evening Star to Morning Star!  She can only be seen as the Evening Star for a few more days, then she’ll disappear in the west around 30 May, to reappear as the Morning Star in the east around 12 June.

Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rise in the east around midnight, then can be seen higher in the sky as the night progresses.

Mercury will be at its most visible in the evening sky on Thurs 4 June, when it’s at its furthest distance from the Sun and its highest point above the horizon.  Look to the west just after sunset and you’ll see Mercury quite low in the sky.

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We’re moving into eclipse season now with this New Moon, as we head towards the Lunar eclipse Full Moon on 6 June, so take extra care right now, especially with things where accidents can easily happen such as driving.  We’re actually moving into an extended eclipse season, as we have a Solar eclipse at the start of next lunar month, followed by another Lunar eclipse, making this an eight-week eclipse season instead of the usual six-week period, during which time we need to be extra careful. Eclipses bring sudden change into our lives, often from left field, so the more conscious you can be at this time, the better!

Also a heads up that Mercury’s going retro on 18 June, so make sure all your significant communications, legal documents, major purchases etc are completed a good couple of weeks before then!

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The New Moon falls in Gemini on Sat 23 May, signalling the opportunity to begin a new cycle in the way we communicate, network and exchange ideas. 

As an Air sign, Gemini is naturally objective and rational, so has a real talent for dealing with information.  Gemini has a combination of sociability and extreme curiosity – the answer to one question simply creates more questions!  Through its association with the media, this can be an excellent sign for journalism. Gemini is also associated with education, and the natural curiosity of this sign often makes learning effortless.  A New Moon in the sign of Gemini can usher in a new cycle in any of these areas.

If your birthday falls close to this New Moon, within a day either side, this marks a year of significant new beginnings in your life, particularly with regard to your identity and your sense of purpose in life.

The New Moon falls at 2 degrees Gemini.  If you have points in your birth chart close to this degree (within one degree) you can expect to begin a new cycle in that part of your life (eg relationships for Venus).

The New Moon is exact at 3.38am AEST (the previous day in Europe and the Americas).  Remember to set your New Moon intentions in the following 24 hrs. 

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