Crisis – The Equinox and Saturn moving into Aquarius

Crisis – The Equinox and Saturn moving into Aquarius

 

 Crisis chineseRemember the Chinese character for crisis?  It means “danger with opportunity”.  And yes, certainly this is a time of danger, but it’s also a time of opportunity as we take a collective breath and re-evaluate our priorities, our values, and the kind of life we want to life.

 

The Equinox is a point of balance in the passage of the seasons, and right now the Universe is giving us a stronger than usual opportunity to re-balance our lives.  The Equinox falls on Fri 20 March (AEST) as the Sun moves out of dreamy Pisces and into action-oriented Aries.

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The Equinox marks the change of the seasons, the time of year when day and night are of equal length (equi-nox is Latin for ‘equal night’ ) and the seasons come to a point of balance.

In this new slowed-down reality, the Equinox is a perfect time for you to explore what might be out of balance in your own life and find a way to restore that balance, whether it’s in your relationships, your work-family life, or any other aspect of your life.  This can be a time of discovery, part of the collective shift that is starting to unfold.  The Equinox is exact at 1.49pm Queensland time (AEST), the previous day in the Americas.

Saturn moves into Aquarius on Sun 22 March (AEST), although it will only be briefly in this sign till 2 July when it heads back into Capricorn to finish its work there.  It will finally go into Aquarius for the next 2½ years at the end of this year on 17 Dec.

With Saturn starting to move through Aquarius, we’re likely to see regulation (or attempted regulation) towards people’s desires to do things differently at a collective level.  Aquarius is the sign of the collective, and it’s heartening to see how communities are responding during this time of crisis.  Positively, Saturn could bring structure and discipline into these areas, as people step up and take responsibility at the level of their communities, or perhaps use traditional wisdom as we fall back into more tried and tested ways of coping with extraordinary times – I loved Russell Brand’s comments about the wisdom of the Tao and how applicable it is to these times (I’ll share his post on my Chirone Shakti-Stargazer Astrology Facebook page so you can access it easily).

Negatively of course Saturn could seek to repress and impose restrictions, maybe even try to limit how we come together to tackle this crisis, because I have a feeling that people power will grow as people realize that yes, we can change the world, we can reduce emissions and climate change, these things are not as impossible as we thought – they’ve actually been forced upon us by this pandemic!  Universal basic income no longer looks so impossible, people are rediscovering the joys of having your own veggie plot.

Next year 2021 will be interesting because that’s when Saturn will be seriously challenged by its square to freedom-loving Uranus, so any authoritarian measures imposed now are not likely to last long.

Stay safe and keep well!

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MEGA VIRGO Supermoon New Moon!!!!

MEGA VIRGO Supermoon New Moon!!!!

& the Libra Equinox

Time to declutter, go on that cleanse

& bring balance into your life!!!

 

We’re about to have a MEGA VIRGO Supermoon New Moon this Friday, with ALL the personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) all in Virgo!!! 💫💫💫

Once Mercury goes into Virgo on Thurs 29 Aug at 5.48pm Qld time, we have all the personal planets apart from the Moon (ie Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars) all in Virgo.  The Moon joins them on Fri 30 Aug at 9.57am as she too moves into Virgo, in the very last hours of the old lunar month before she joins with the Sun at 8.37pm that same night to form this month’s New Moon in Virgo … a MEGA VIRGO New Moon with ALL the personal planets in Virgo!!!  And as if that weren’t enough, it’s also a SUPERMOON New Moon!!!  Which makes the energies stronger than usual.  Watch out for the tides at this New Moon!  And for unusually strong urges to spring clean, tidy the house, go on that cleanse …. you get the idea!!! 💫💫💫

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This MEGA VIRGO New Moon on Fri 30 Aug is the second of three New Moon SuperMoons in a row.  A SuperMoon is when the Moon comes closer in her orbit round the Earth (which occurs every month) but when this closeness coincides with either a New or Full Moon (in this case a New Moon), her effects are felt much more strongly.  Because this New Moon in Vigo is the closest of these three SuperMoons, the effects of this New Moon are enhanced and magnified. The tides are likely to be much higher than usual on this New Moon. 

The Mega Virgo New Moon is likely to bring changes to the way we approach our everyday life.  This is an excellent time to start a new health regime, and to bring a new sense of order into your life.  If you’re thinking of going on a cleanse, or de-cluttering your house, this New Moon provides perfect timing, and may even demand it of you!!  If you’re feeling an unusually strong urge to spring-clean and tidy up the place, you won’t be alone!  There are SO MANY planets in Virgo at the moment it’s not funny!!!!!  Virgo loves order more than anything, a place for everything and everything in its place. 

Virgo is an Earth sign, cautious and practical, taking its time to create order (which it loves), and often has a tendency towards perfectionism.  The challenge for Virgo is not getting lost in the detail (which it is so good at) and as a result, losing sight of the overall vision, the classic “can’t see the wood (ie forest) for the trees”.

If your birthday is close to this New Moon, this marks the beginning of a new cycle in your life in terms of your identity and your sense of purpose.  

Remember to set your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon. The New Moon is exact at 8.37pm Queensland time (AEST) at 6 degrees Virgo.

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The Full Moon falls in Pisces on Sat 14 Sept 2019 at 21 degrees Pisces.  This is a dreamy, romantic time which can bring a yearning for oneness and spiritual fulfillment.  It can also be a wonderful time for creative projects to come to fruition. Just make sure you’re seeing things clearly and not as you’d wish to see them, through rose-coloured glasses!  Pisces is very good at self-deception, and not so good on boundaries.  Be careful of any Piscean tendencies to rescue other people – as opposed to empowering them.  As the Confucian saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish and you feed him for life”.  The Full Moon in Pisces urges us to find a balance between seeing the big picture and staying in touch with the details that ground the vision.  The Full Moon is exact at 2.33pm AEST, so the best night for Full Moon celebrations will be the previous evening while the energies are still building.

The lovers Venus and Mars have been celebrating their somewhat rare union in Virgo on Sat 24 Aug, and they continue together in this sign for the next few weeks.  For now, the lovers are in synch in a quiet and introspective way, tuned in to one another at a deep level and very much on the same page. After their reunion, Venus moves ahead of Mars and goes into Libra on Sat 14 Sept.  Libra is very much at home in Libra as it’s one of the signs she rules, characterized by a sense of refined beauty and aesthetic harmony.  She’s now feeling much more social than Mars, who stays in Virgo this whole lunar month, so there may be some friction between them after 14 Sept.

Saturn grinds to a halt on Wed 18 Sept following its recent retrograde period, ready to go direct again at 13 degrees Capricorn.  If your birthday is close to 4 Jan or this degree is significant in your chart, you will have been feeling the heavy energy of Saturn sitting on this point for the previous 3 weeks, with a further three weeks to look forward to (!).  The energy of Saturn asks us to re-evaluate the area of life it is currently contacting, to take full responsibility for ourselves and our actions, and to cut away any dead wood – which ultimately stimulates new growth.  It is also very good at demanding that we do a reality check.  The forward motion of Saturn enables us to test and put into practice over the next seven months whatever we have learned about social responsibility, self-discipline and material reality during its recent retrograde phase over the last four and a half months.

Meanwhile Pluto is pretty much stationary for the second half of Sept as it gears up to go direct at the beginning of October, so you may well be feeling the build-up of intensity, especially if you have chart points around 20 Capricorn.  More about this in next month’s newsletter!

The Equinox falls on Mon 23 Sept 2019 at 5.50pm AEST.  The theme of the Equinox is always about balance.  This is the time of year when day and night are of equal length (equi-nox means ‘equal night’ in Latin), the Sun rises due east, and the seasons come to a point of balance. This Equinox is marked by the Sun moving into the zodiac sign of Libra, the sign associated with harmony, balance and fairness.  In the Southern hemisphere this is the Spring Equinox, a time of rejoicing that winter is over and celebrating the birth of new life. With the Mega Virgo New Moon, this is an excellent time for a Spring Cleanse!  The seasons are reversed in the Northern hemisphere of course, where this is the Autumn Equinox, a time of harvest celebration, giving thanks for the abundant crops produced by the summer months.  Whether you are celebrating Spring or Autumn Equinox, this is a perfect time to reflect on your own life, explore what might be out of balance there and find a way to restore that, whether it’s in your relationships, your work or any other aspect of your life.  

Looking ahead to next lunar month …

The next New Moon falls in Libra on Sun 29 Sept 2019 at 4.26am AEST (28 Sept in Europe and the Americas) at 5 Libra.

 

With love

Chirone

 

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The healing power of Chiron

I love the picture of Jacinda Ardern lighting up the world’s tallest building (see my post on FaceBook if you haven’t seen the photo), especially when you realise that the building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE 

The Astrology of the last few days reflects the healing that has been happening after the horrific events of the Christchurch mosque massacre last Friday – with the Sun coming to join Chiron in Aries just as Jacinda Ardern announced the ban on semi-automatic weapons.

Chiron is the archetype of the wounded healer – often a wounding has to happen, or be re-opened, in order for the healing to take place – so it can be a very painful process, but one that ultimately results in healing. The weapons ban came right on the Equinox, just as the Sun went into Aries (the sign associated with warfare and violence, in its negative manifestations) and approached the healing energy of Chiron at 1 degree Aries.

Then the following day, Friday, the Moslem holy day and exactly a week after the massacre, the Sun joined with Chiron – and what an amazing display of compassion and solidarity was shown not just in NZ but all around the world 

So much healing has come from this nightmare 

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Supermoon Full Moon on the Equinox

The Full Moon falls on the Equinox – how wonderful is that synchronicity, we can celebrate both at once!  It’s also a Supermoon, the last in this current series of three Supermoons in 2019, so we may well get extreme weather events (again!) and of course emotions are likely to be running high.  As with all Supermoons, the Moon is closer to the Earth at that point, so she’ll appear larger and brighter in the night sky. 

The Full Moon in Libra highlights our need to relate to others, yet it also emphasizes the need to find a balance between the needs of the self and the needs of the other, between the need for independence and the need for compromise. This Full Moon in Libra really reinforces and brings home the theme of the Equinox, the need to find balance in our lives.  The Full Moon falls at zero 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 11.43am Queensland time (AEST) on Thurs 21 March, so the best time for celebrations, while the energy is still building, is the previous night.

EquinoxSolsticeThe Equinox falls earlier on the same day Thurs 21 March as the Sun moves out of dreamy Pisces and into action-oriented Aries.  The Equinox marks the change of the seasons, the time of year when day and night are of equal length and the seasons come to a point of balance.  This is a perfect time to explore what might be out of balance in your own life and find a way to restore that balance, whether it’s in your relationships, your work & family life, or any other aspect of your life.   The Equinox is exact at 7.58am Queensland time (AEST), so the previous day in Europe and the Americas.

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Equinox

EquinoxThe Equinox falls on Sun 23 Sept at 11.54am AEST.

The theme of the Equinox is always about balance.  This is the time of year when day and night are of equal length (equi-nox means ‘equal night’ in Latin), the Sun rises due east, and the seasons come to a point of balance.

This Equinox is marked by the Sun moving into the zodiac sign of Libra, the sign associated with harmony, balance and fairness.

In the Southern hemisphere this is the Spring Equinox, a time of rejoicing that winter is over and celebrating the birth of new life. With the Virgo New Moon, this is an excellent time for a Spring Cleanse!

The seasons are reversed in the Northern hemisphere of course, where this is the Autumn Equinox, a time of harvest celebration, giving thanks for the abundant crops produced by the summer months.

Whether you are celebrating Spring or Autumn Equinox, this is a perfect time to reflect on your own life, explore what might be out of balance there and find a way to restore that, whether it’s in your relationships, your work or any other aspect of your life.

 

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New Moon in Virgo 2017

Time to declutter, go on that cleanse

& bring balance into your life!!!

Adventure time for Scorpios

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The New Moon in Virgo on Wed 20 Sept is likely to bring changes to the way we approach our everyday life.  This is an excellent time to start a new health regime, or to bring a new sense of order into your life.  If you’re thinking of going on a cleanse, or de-cluttering your house, this New Moon provides perfect timing, and may even demand it of you.  Virgo loves order and has a tendency towards perfectionism.  The challenge for Virgo is not getting lost in the detail (which it is so good at) and as a result, losing sight of the overall vision, the classic “not being able to see the wood (forest) for the trees”.

If your birthday is close to this New Moon, this marks the beginning of a new cycle in your life in terms of your identity and your sense of purpose.  

Remember to put out your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon. The New Moon is exact at 3.30pm Queensland time (AEST) at 27 degrees Virgo.

 

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