Mega Aquarian New Moon 2021 – Chinese New Year!

It’s a big month astrologically, and a very Aquarian time as so many planets come together in Aquarius for the New Moon on 12 Feb which also marks the Chinese New Year.  

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MEGA New Moon in Aquarius  Fri 12 Feb 2021, exact at 5.05am AEST at 23 Aquarius (the previous day in Europe and the Americas)

Full Moon in Virgo   Sat 27 Feb 2021, exact at 6.17pm AEST at 8 Virgo

Skywatching 
Saturn is visible low in the morning sky just before sunrise, and will climb higher as the month progresses.
Jupiter is not visible at New Moon, but will become visible below Saturn in the early morning sky as the month progresses.

Mars the red planet is the only planet visible in the night sky, high overhead at sunset.

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Aquarius the water-carrier

Aquarius the water-carrier

The New Moon this month is a MEGA New Moon in Aquarius, falling on Fri 12 Feb at 23 Aquarius.  What’s so remarkable about this New Moon is that 6 of the 7 traditional planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn) are all in Aquarius at this time!!!  This is a New Moon that will pack so much Aquarian energy, waking us up to the need to focus on what’s best for humanity at the global collective level.

The New Moon in Aquarius is an opportunity to begin a new cycle in authenticity.  To what extent are you really being true to yourself?  Do you feel free to be true to yourself?  Aquarius is a sign associated with freedom, authenticity, and equality at both the individual and collective level.  It is strongly non-conformist, needing to be different and unique, free of society’s expectations, a natural rebel (I can hear all the Aquarians cheering!!!)  It is also focused on social responsibility, connection at the level of mass consciousness and global humanitarian concerns.

Aquarius is an air sign, loving to discuss and debate ideas, the more original, inventive and zany the better.  They’re also very rational, able to apply logic well to any situation and keep a detached mindset.  Aquarians are very sociable and tend to be known as the party animals of the zodiac!

The New Moon is exact at 5.05am Queensland time (AEST) which means it will fall the previous day in Europe and the Americas. Remember to set your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.

If your birthday is close to this date (within a day either side), this is the beginning of an important new cycle in your life in terms of your sense of identity and your purpose in the world.

Wherever you have 23 degrees of Aquarius in your birth chart indicates the area of life that will be most affected by this New Moon – for example, if this New Moon falls in your 10th house, this signifies the beginning of a new cycle in your career or professional life.

This is also the New Moon that marks Chinese New YearLike so many traditional cultures, the Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar.  This New Moon brings the beginning of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Ox.

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Lunar Phases – February 2021

phases of the moonLunar Phases – February 2021

 

 

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

 

 

Last Quarter: Fri 5 Feb at 3.37am AEST at 16 Scorpio

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: Fri 12 Feb at 5.05am AEST at 23 Aquarius

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts.

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

 

First Quarter: Sat 20 Feb at 4.47am AEST at 1 Gemini

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.

 

Full Moon: Sat 27 Feb at 6.17pm AEST at 8 Virgo

A high energy time 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

 

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Mercury goes Retrograde – back up your computers!!!

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Mercury goes retrograde on Sun 31 Jan 2021 (AEST) for 3 weeks, bringing the potential for confusion, mistakes and delays.

You may start to feel the effects of this from 15 Jan onwards when Mercury enters its retro shadow – I certainly have, with students in every one of my Astrology classes this week having internet issues!!!

So – in this Mercury retro period, double-check appointments, that you have your keys with you when you leave the house, and that messages get through OK.

With Mercury retro in Aquarius, there’s an increased chance of technological glitches so make sure your computer (and everything else) is backed up!

Also, 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 for about 3 weeks until 21 Feb.

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Full Moon in Leo 2021

Full Moon in Leo 2021

 

Full Moon: Fri 29 Jan 2021, exact at 5.16am Queensland time (AEST) at 9 degrees Leo (so the best time for ceremony is the previous evening)

 

The Full Moon in Leo on Fri 29 Jan highlights our need for balance between the focus on oneself, the whole cultural “cult of the individual” approach that tends to be very self-absorbed, and a focus on one’s community, the collective experience where there’s a strong sense of equality and connection.

The Full Moon in Leo is an excellent time for partying or simply going out and enjoying yourself, maybe even simply treating yourself to something special, so celebrate in whatever way feels right for you.

Leo’s a Fire sign, so this is time to have some fun!  As Jupiter forms part of the planetary picture of this Full Moon,  there will be a natural exuberance with this Full Moon – just be careful you don’t overdo things!

This Full Moon is exact at 5.16am Queensland time (AEST), so the best time for Full Moon ceremony or celebrations will be the previous evening.

Check your birth chart to see which house is under the spotlight at 9 degrees Leo – events in this area of your life are likely to come to fruition (or come to a head!) at this time.

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Expect the Unexpected! Uranus goes direct

Uranus - Iceland Storm

 

Uranus goes direct on Thurs 14 Jan, the day after the New Moon, at 6 degrees Taurus..

Uranus is the Great Awakener, shaking up any sense we have of security or permanence (and how!).

Uranus takes us into unexplored territory, and as it turns direct again for the next 7 months, that’s where we’re heading.

Uranus brings new insights and a higher level of awareness, as well as changes, yet it can be very disruptive – the changes are often unexpected, shaking things to their very foundation, sometimes even bringing down the whole structure in the urge to bring about revolutionary change.

In the words of Leonard Cohen “there is a crack, a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”.

The more conscious we can be, and the more open we are to the changes that the Universe is demanding of us, the less disruptive this energy is likely to be.

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🌟 New Moon in Capricorn 2021 🌟 Second chance for New Year’s resolutions 🌟💫

New Moon in Capricorn: Wed 13 Jan 2021 at 3pm AEST at 23 degrees Capricorn

Full Moon in Leo: Fri 29 Jan 2021 at 5.16am AEST at 9 degrees Leo (the previous day in Europe and the Americas)

Skywatching:  Jupiter and Saturn are visible low in the western evening sky just after sunset – but only for a couple of weeks before they disappear into the light of the Sun.
Mars the red planet is high overhead at sunset.
Venus twinkles brightly in the pre-dawn sky as the Morning Star, gradually lower each morning in the eastern sky until by the end of this lunar month, she will have disappeared into the light of the Sun.
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A powerful New Moon falls in Capricorn on Wed 13 Jan.  This is the absolute best time to make your New Year’s resolutions for 2021 as the energy of this Capricorn New Moon gives you the self-discipline and determination to carry out the incremental steps you need to take during the year to achieve your goals.  Pluto is part of this New Moon energy, so any resolutions you set now will be especially powerful.

A New Moon always represents the beginning of a new cycle in some part of your life.  The Capricorn New Moon invites renewed focus on self-discipline, goal-setting, improving time management and introducing more structure into your life – all in the service of moving forwards on your chosen path.  Remember the image of Capricorn the goat, climbing slowly but steadily up the mountain, one step at a time, guaranteed to reach the summit.

mountain goatCapricorn is an Earth sign, grounded, sensible and practical – excellent at dealing with material reality.  The sign is ruled by Saturn, the ultimate taskmaster who sets firm boundaries, exercises self-authority and is cautious. The downside  of Capricorn (every sign has its downside) is the tendency for caution to become fear, leading in some cases to freezing (petrified means turned to stone) so that no action is taken. Saturn can also be a fierce inner critic, sowing self-doubt that can stifle those Capricorn ambitions. Caution is fine, yet make sure you continue to move forwards.  It’s time now to accept full personal responsibility for your life, and to realise that YOU are the only one who can make the necessary changes for your life to move in the direction you want.

Wherever you have Capricorn in your chart is the area of life that will be most strongly affected by this New Moon – for example, if it is in your 6th house, this is an opportunity to bring more self-discipline into your daily routine and health regime; if it falls in the 2nd, this will apply to your finances.  If you are not sure where Capricorn falls in your birth chart, think of the area of your life that could most benefit from some self-discipline right now – you’ll probably tune into it intuitively!

If your birthday is close to this New Moon (within a day either side), this marks the beginning of a significant new cycle in your life in terms of your identity and your sense of purpose.

If 23 degrees Capricorn is strong in your chart, or if any of your planets fall at this degree, a significant new cycle is starting in the part of your life represented by that planet, eg relationships for Venus.  You may well have had a difficult time of it over the last twelve months, as this is almost exactly the degree of the Saturn-Pluto and Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions in Jan 2020, and Pluto is still very close to this degree.  It’s as if the Universe is telling you that finally you can leave the energies of the last year behind and you can at last move forwards.

Remember to create your New Moon intentions (and your Resolutions for 2021) within 24 hours of this New Moon.  The intentions you set now will be particularly powerful because of the conjunction with Pluto.  The New Moon is exact at 3pm Queensland time (AEST).

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Lunar Phases January 2021

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

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Skywatching  Jupiter and Saturn are visible low in the western evening sky just after sunset – but only for a couple of weeks before they disappear into the light of the Sun.

Mars the red planet is high overhead at sunset.

Venus twinkles brightly in the pre-dawn sky as the Morning Star, gradually lower each morning in the eastern sky.

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Last Quarter: Wed 6 Jan at 7.37pm AEST at 16 Libra

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 13 Jan 2021 at 3pm AEST at 23 Capricorn

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts.

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

 

First Quarter: Thurs 21 Jan at 7.01am AEST at 1 Taurus

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.

 

Full Moon: Fri 29 Jan 2021 at 5.16am AEST at 9 Leo

A high energy time 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 and taking cuttings.

 

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Full Moon in Cancer 2020

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Full Moon in Cancer  – Wed 30 Dec 2020 at 1.28pm Queensland time (AEST) 

 

The Full Moon in Cancer on Wed 30 Dec invites us to find a balance between the deep emotional connection of family and the outer, worldly achievement that is found in our work life.

This Full Moon also highlights our emotional attachment to the past, so don’t be surprised if strong feelings get stirred up again, giving us the opportunity to finally heal, let go and release the past.  This is a good time for us to reassess our unconscious, “autopilot” responses, and to change any behaviour that is no longer appropriate.

The Full Moon falls at 8 degrees Cancer – use your birth chart to find which part of your life is under the spotlight right now.

The Full Moon is exact at 1.28pm AEST, so the previous evening is the best night for Full Moon celebrations!!!

 

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Shift of the Ages – the Great Mutation 2020

The SHIFT OF THE AGES – the Great Mutation 2020

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Jupiter and Saturn meet up at zero degrees Aquarius on Tues 22 Dec 2020 at 4.20am Queensland time (AEST)

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The SHIFT OF THE AGES

1  The players: Saturn and Jupiter move into Aquarius

Saturn has been in his home sign of Capricorn for the last 2.5 years, a pretty serious time of it all round, although he had a brief escape to Aquarius this year – you might remember that period when the oppressive nature of Covid seem to lift?  It was when we discovered that the air was suddenly beautifully clear, people could see the Himalayas for the first time in ages, rivers and streams ran clear once again, and the world seemed to pause and reassess everything – as if to say “Wow, this is what the future could be like?” 

Saturn had moved into Aquarius, an Air Sign, and it was like a breath of fresh air in our very constricted Covid existence.  Because the planes weren’t flying, we had to fall back on our local communities and rely on local produce to feed us – this sense of community is very Aquarian, part of the energy we’re moving into now.

Saturn only stayed a few months in Aquarius before he had to return to Capricorn for the last time.  The heaviness of that return was palpable, taking people back into a more burdened state of being.

Saturn moves into Aquarius for good (well, for the next 2.5 years) on Thurs 17 Dec, and I am sure that once again we’ll feel a lifting of that hugely oppressive energy that has beset us in the last nine months.

Jupiter is hot on Saturn’s heels, moving into Aquarius on Sat 19 Dec, and chasing Saturn down – they’re due to meet for their supremely historic conjunction on Tues 22 Dec at 4.20am AEST – for most writers based in Europe and the US that is of course Mon 21 Dec.  Jupiter is never very happy in Capricorn, and moving into Aquarius will be like a breath of freedom for him.

 

2.  THE GREAT MUTATION – A SHIFT OF THE AGES

Jupiter and Saturn join up for their historic Grand Conjunction just 8 hours after the Solstice, at zero degrees Aquarius.

This is a hugely momentous time, a real Shift of the Ages.

Jupiter and Saturn meet every 20 years, and those cycles in themselves are felt to be of huge significance in the evolution of society.

However there’s a much bigger cycle at work – the 20-year cycles fall in the same element for 240 years, and then there is a Great Mutation where the larger cycle shifts and changes element.  That is what is occurring now.  After the last 240 years of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions falling in Earth signs –  a heavy, solid, materialistic energy that spawned the Industrial Revolution and saw unprecedented exploitation of the Earth’s resources – these conjunctions are moving into the lighter, connected energy of Air signs, beginning with Aquarius. The last time we had a Great Mutation into Air signs was 1226, so you can see why it’s such a historic time.

In many ways we could argue that this shift now is the beginning of the much-heralded Age of Aquarius – there are many ways you can define that, but this would certainly be one of them (that plus Pluto moving into Aquarius in 2024, which will certainly add to the Aquarian nature of the times).  There is so much more I could say about this, about the implications for us and our lives (which I’ll go into in my Paradigm Shift webinar in January) but for now, know that this is truly a Shift of the Ages, that it’s amazing that we’re here to witness this, and that things are going to get much, much better!!!  It is so exciting!!!

 

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The Capricorn Solstice 2020

The Capricorn Solstice: Mon 21 Dec 2020 at 8.02pm Queensland time (AEST)

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The December Solstice is when the Sun reaches its southernmost position overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn (remember that from geography in primary school? 😀).

Guess what, the Tropic of Capricorn takes its name from Astrology, from the fact that the Sun moves into the tropical zodiac sign of Capricorn 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 changes with the seasons. At the solstices in Dec and June, 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.

Solstices have always been traditional mid-season times of celebration and feasting.

In the southern hemisphere, the December Solstice is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the shortest night, traditional Midsummer time. You’ll notice this more the further south you go, where the days will be very long. After the solstice, days get shorter as we start to move towards autumn.

In the northern hemisphere the seasons are reversed, so the December Solstice is of course the Winter Solstice, traditional Midwinter time, the shortest day and the longest night, after which the days start to lengthen again and the world returns from the darkness of winter – quite literally in Northern Europe where the hours of daylight are very short indeed at Midwinter! This was the origin of the Celtic festival of Yule, signifying the return of the light.

This year the Capricorn solstice falls on Mon 21 Dec 2020 at 8.02pm Queensland time (AEST).

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