Supermoon Full Moon in Leo – first of four supermoons

supermoon Full Moon in Leo on Sun 9 Feb is the first of four consecutive Supermoons this year, appearing much larger and brighter in the sky than usual.  A Full Moon Supermoon occurs when the Full Moon coincides with the Moon’s closest point to the Earth in her monthly orbit, making the Full Moon appear much bigger in the night sky.  The effects we normally associate with the Full Moon are really heightened by the Supermoon, so we’re likely to experience a much higher emotional charge, tense situations reaching a climax, higher tides than usual and lots of extreme weather events at this time.

 

The Full Moon in Leo 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.  The Full Moon is exact at 5.33pm AEST at 20 degrees of Leo and all these effects will be heightened by the fact that it’s a Supermoon.

 

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Lunar Phases – Feb 2020

phases of the moonLunar Phases – Feb 2020

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

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First Quarter: Sun 2 Feb 2020 at 11.42am at 12 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: Sun 9 Feb 2020 at 5.33pm at 20 Leo

A high energy time when things often 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: Sun 16 Feb 2020 at 8.17am at 26 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: Mon 24 Feb 2020 at 1.31am at 4 Pisces

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.

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Lunar eclipse, Uranus s/d and Saturn-Pluto conjunction

penumbral lunar eclipseThe Full Moon in Cancer on Sat 11 Jan is a penumbral Lunar Eclipse (falling the previous day in Europe and the Americas) at 20 degrees Cancer during which time the Full Moon darkens.  The Full Moon in Cancer 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 let go and release the past.  The Lunar Eclipse is likely to intensify all the emotions highlighted by the Full Moon in Cancer.  This is a good time for us to reassess our unconscious, “autopilot” responses, and to change any behaviour that is no longer appropriate. There’s also a sense of a cycle which started on the solar eclipse of 13 July 2018 now coming to completion.  The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon is exact at 5.21am AEST, so the previous evening is the best night for Full Moon celebrations.

 

On the day of the lunar eclipse Sat 11 Jan, Uranus turns direct at 2 degrees Taurus.  Yes this is very close to the degree of the solar eclipse on Boxing Day, further intensifying the energy that’s around now.  We can expect some very emotional upheavals now!  Uranus is the Great Awakener, shaking up any sense we have of security or permanence (and how!).  Uranus forces 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, yet it can also be disruptive, 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.  If you are born around 22 April, or have 2 degrees Taurus strong in your chart, this Uranus standstill is likely to affect you deeply – a time to wake up and make some radical changes, reflect on your own truth and integrity, and a great cosmic opportunity to reinvent yourself.

 

The very next day, we have the conjunction that has been building for the last 12 months, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction.  Saturn is about control, discipline and structure, while Pluto is about power and transformation.  As with all astrological energies, these can manifest positively or negatively.  The positive expression of this combination of energies is responsible use of power, but negatively, it’s about power and control for their own sake, unchecked and ruthless.  An example would be the way that fear (Saturn) can be manipulated (Pluto) to justify wars or other extraordinary (and usually repressive) measures.  The Saturn-Pluto cycle is associated with an increase in authoritarian rule, ruthless power plays and the rise of right-wing ideology, and we’ve certainly seen plenty of that in the last 12 months as these two planets have got closer and closer.  The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is exact Mon 13 Jan 2020 at 2.58am AEST, the previous day in Europe and the Americas. 

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction comes round every 33+ years, with its most recent manifestations in 1914, 1947 and 1982.  1914 saw the beginning of World War 1.  1947-48 saw major political upheaval with the partition of India, creating India, East and West Pakistan (later Bangladesh and Pakistan), and the partition of Palestine, creating the state of Israel. These divisions were along religious grounds and created huge conflict in these regions.  1982 saw the Falklands War (which got Maggie Thatcher re-elected) – and the Reagan-Thatcher years saw a huge lurch to the right with the introduction of neoliberalism.

The current move towards the right in so many countries of the world is all part of this pattern.  Religious intolerance is being stoked in many countries, for example the Citizenship Amendment Act in India which discriminates against Muslims, and the Religious Freedom (ie discrimination) bill in Australia.  Meanwhile the ICC is seeking to open a war crimes investigation in the West Bank and Gaza, after years of suffering by the Palestinians, a legacy of the partition from the last Saturn-Pluto contact.  Then of course there’s the racial intolerance that’s being stirred up by Brexit in the UK.  There is light among this darkness though.  Thankfully, in a few countries we are seeing the positive manifestation of this Saturn-Pluto energy, which is responsible use of power.  The shining example of New Zealand right now with the leadership of Jacinda Ardern is one that springs to mind!

 

Lunar Phases January 2020

Lunar Phases – Jan 2020

phases of the moon

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

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Skywatching  Venus can be seen as the Evening Star twinkling in the western sky after sunset.  Saturn and Jupiter are now too close to the Sun to be visible.  If you’re up early, you’ll see Mars as a reddish Morning Star in the east before sunrise. 

 

First Quarter: Fri 3 Jan 2020 at 2.45pm at 12 Aries

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: Sat 11 Jan 2020 at 5.21am at 20 Cancer

A high energy time when things often 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: Fri 17 Jan 2020 at 10.58pm at 26 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: Sat 25 Jan 2020 at 7.41am at 4 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.

 

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Full Moon in Gemini 2019

This Full Moon kicks off the eclipse season, so take extra care for the next six weeks, especially when driving etc!!!

Full Moon in Gemini  Thurs 12 Dec 2019, exact at 3.12pm Queensland time (AEST) at 19 degrees Gemini

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The Full Moon in Gemini on Thurs 12 Dec invites us to find a balance between logic and intuitive knowing, so that any action we take integrates both polarities, aware of relevant information yet trusting our intuition.  Check your birth chart to see which house is under the Full Moon spotlight at 19 degrees Gemini as this is the area of life where matters may well come to fruition or be revealed.  This Full Moon is exact at 3.12pm Queensland time (AEST).

Things will start to intensify as the eclipse season begins at this month’s Full Moon, with the energies building in the lead-up to the first eclipse on Boxing Day, 26 Dec.  Take extra care during the six-week eclipse season, ie the two weeks leading up to the first eclipse, the two weeks between the eclipses, and the two weeks after the second eclipse.  Remember eclipses often bring unexpected change into our lives, so take extra care during this Christmas period!! 

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Moon phases December 2019

Lunar Phases – Dec 2019

phases of the moon

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The eclipse season begins at this month’s Full Moon, so take extra care for the following six weeks – the two weeks leading up to the first eclipse, two weeks between the two eclipses, and the two weeks after the second eclipse.

 

First Quarter: Wed 4 Dec 2019 at 4.58pm at 11 Pisces

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: Thurs 12 Dec 2019 at 3.12pm at 19 Gemini

A high energy time when things often 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: Thurs 19 Dec 2019 at 2.56pm at 26 Virgo

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: Thurs 26 Dec 2019 at 3.17pm at 4 Capricorn

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. 

The eclipses start on Boxing Day, but meanwhile take care from the Full Moon onwards as the energies start to build.  Remember eclipses demand respect, as they often bring unexpected change into our lives! Take extra care this Christmas period!!

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Full Moon in Aries 2019

The Full Moon in Aries highlights our ability to be assertive and take action, yet it also calls for the need for balance between independence and co-operation with others. 

The Full Moon is at 20 degrees Aries, so wherever this point falls in your chart is the area of your life that will be under the spotlight now! 

The Full Moon is exact at 7.07am Queensland time (AEST) so the best time to celebrate will be the previous night when the energies are still building. 

In Europe and the Americas the Full Moon will fall on Sun 13 Oct.

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Lunar Phases – August 2019

phases of the moonLunar Phases – Aug 2019

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New Moon: Thurs 1 Aug 2019 at 1.12pm at 8 degrees Leo

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: Thurs 8 Aug 2019 at 3.31am at 14 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.

 

Full Moon: Thurs 15 Aug 2019 at 10.29pm at 22 degrees Aquarius

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

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

 

Last Quarter: Sat 24 Aug 2019 at 00.56am at zero degrees Gemini

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.

 

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Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn 2019

partial lunar eclipseThe Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn on Wed 17 July is a partial lunar eclipse (16 July in Europe and the Americas).  It lasts almost 3 hours and you’ll be able to see it if it’s night-time for you at the time of the eclipse – here in Queensland it’s at 7.31am so we won’t catch it. 

The eclipsed Full Moon in Capricorn brings into sharp relief the difference between public and private life, and invites 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 7.31am AEST at 24 degrees Capricorn – the best night for Full Moon ceremony will be the previous evening.

Remember my usual warning around eclipses and take extra care during this eclipse time!

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Full Moon in Sagittarius 2019

The Full Moon falls in Sagittarius on Mon 17 June. 
Sagittarius is eternally buoyant and optimistic, driven by the need to find meaning in life, if not THE meaning of life.

The 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 Full Moon to find that balance in your life.

With Jupiter (the ruler of Sagittarius) in a challenging contact with Neptune, there’s potential for deception at this Full Moon (especially self-deception), although the helpful contact from Saturn may well keep a reality check in place.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius also brings issues of trust to the fore, so just be careful you’re not viewing the world through the rose-coloured glasses of Neptune!

The Full Moon is at 25 degrees Sagittarius and is exact at 6.31pm AEST (Queensland time).

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