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?!!).

I’m working exclusively online now and available as usual, so if you feel in need of guidance in these challenging times, know that I’m here and available for sessions.  Just book online or contact me directly.

 

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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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!

I’m working exclusively online now and available as usual, so if you feel in need of guidance in these challenging times, know that I’m here and available for sessions.  Just book online through my website and I’ll be in touch to arrange your appointment – whether you’d like an Astrology Consultation, a Holistic Therapy session or a private Astrology tutorial with me.

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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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Lunar Phases – May 2020

Lunar Phases – May 2020

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Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

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Skywatching   Venus can be still be seen as the Evening Star twinkling in the western sky after sunset, but she’ll be progressively lower in the sky from when she turns retrograde on 13 May.

Venus and Mercury are visible together in the west in the early evening for a few days either side of 22 May when they’ll be at their closest.

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

 

 

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Supermoon Full Moon: Thurs 7 May 2020 at 8.45pm AEST at 17 Scorpio

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

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

 

Last Quarter: Fri 15 May 2020 at 00.03am AEST at 24 Aquarius

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 23 May 2020 at 3.38am AEST at 2 Gemini

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 30 May 2020 at 1.30pm AEST at 9 Virgo

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 Taurus 2020 – Expect the Unexpected!

Expect the Unexpected!

New Moon in Taurus  Thurs 23 April 2020, exact at 12.25pm Queensland time (AEST) at 3 degrees Taurus 

Supermoon Full Moon in Scorpio  Thurs 7 May 2020, exact at 8.45pm Queensland time (AEST) at 17 degrees Scorpio

Skywatching  Venus can be still be seen as the Evening Star twinkling in the western sky after sunset, but she’ll be progressively lower in the sky from when she turns retrograde on 13 May. Venus and Mercury are visible together in the west in the early evening for a few days either side of 22 May when they’ll be at their closest.  Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rise in the east around midnight, then can be seen higher in the sky as the night progresses.

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Wow there is so much going on this lunar month!!!

We have 4 planets turning retrograde – Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, and the North Node changes signs, signifying a significant shift in our collective spiritual focus.  Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto go retro every year, but now they’re all so close together that it’ll feel like one huge intensified energy blast!  It’s far less common for Venus to go retrograde, so this is an unusual time where we’ll be reconnecting with old friends and lovers – some of whom my come out of the woodwork looking to reconnect!

For those of you into the deeper Astrology of what’s going on right now, I’ve shared some in-depth analyses on my Chirone Shakti-Stargazer Astrology Facebook page, so head over there if you want to find out more!

I’m working exclusively online now, so if you feel in need of guidance in these challenging times, know that I’m here and available for sessions as usual.  Just book online through my website and I’ll be in touch to arrange appointment times – whether Astrology Consultations or Holistic Therapy sessions.

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2TaurusThe New Moon in Taurus on Thurs 23 April is closely configured with Uranus, which brings a flavour of surprise and revelation to this new lunar cycle.  Uranus can bring sudden shocks and is strongly associated with upsetting the status quo.  It can also bring an awakening at the level of mass consciousness.  The best advice we can give to prepare for Uranus energy is “Expect the Unexpected”.

The invitation from this New Moon in Taurus with Uranus is to bring a new awareness to our relationship with Mother Earth and our physical world.  It invites us to make a radical new departure, to begin a new cycle connecting deeply with the land, appreciating the abundance of Nature, acknowledging the sacred beauty of the Earth and embodying this by stepping into our protective role as her guardians. 

Uranus - Iceland StormUranus in Taurus has been sparking a mass awakening to how we’ve been destroying the Earth’s pristine environment – think Extinction Rebellion for a start.  The COVID-19 pandemic, ironically, is highlighting how quickly some of this damage can be reversed, when there’s the political imperative to do so – I’m sure you’ve all seen pictures of clear skies over China, the Himalayas visible in some parts of India for the first time in 30 years, wildlife returning to now-quiet parts of the countryside, and rivers running clear again without factory effluent.   For a look at the general implications of Uranus in Taurus, read my blogpost from May 2018.

At a personal level, this New Moon (and this whole lunar month) is an excellent time for some pampering and indulgence!  As an Earth sign, Taurus is patient and grounded, with an appreciation of the finer things in life. Taurus is highly sensuous and has a love of luxury, so feel free to indulge your senses now, as best you can in self-isolation!

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 the energies of this lunar month to explore your own security needs and your own relationship with abundance.

If your birthday falls close to this New Moon, within a day either side, you are likely to be strongly affected as it marks a year of new beginnings in your life, particularly with regard to your sense of identity and your purpose in life.

The New Moon falls at 3 degrees Taurus.  If you have points in your birth chart close to this degree (within one degree), expect the part of your life associated with that energy (eg relationships for Venus) to begin a significant new cycle.

The New Moon is exact at 12.25pm AEST.  Remember to set your New Moon intentions in the following 24 hrs. 

 

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New Moon in Aries 2020 – New healing cycle starting

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New Moon in Aries  Tues 24 March 2020, exact at 7.28pm Queensland time (AEST) at 4 degrees Aries

 Supermoon Full Moon in Libra  Wed 8 April 2020, exact at 12.34pm Queensland time (AEST) at 18 degrees Libra

Skywatching  Four planets are visible in the early morning sky at present: Mars the red planet is high in the eastern sky before sunrise, with Jupiter and Saturn either side of Mars, Jupiter the higher of the two.  Mercury is visible low on the eastern horizon shortly before sunrise.

At night, Venus can be seen as the Evening Star twinkling in the western sky after sunset.

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What extraordinary times we’re living in!  The intense lockdowns (however necessary) are one manifestation of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction that occurred at the start of this year, now bringing in this new era of authoritarian control. This exercise of extreme power by governments world-wide is likely to continue throughout 2020 with the Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions we’ll be experiencing three times, starting this lunar month.  The Astrology of the pandemic is absolutely fascinating and I’ve shared some in-depth analyses on my Chirone Shakti-Stargazer Astrology Facebook page, so head over there if you want to find out more!

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The New Moon on Tues 24 March falls in Aries, bringing the opportunity for a bold and exciting new start.  Aries’ natural approach to life is to take action, breaking new ground in a pioneering or even crusading venture, or taking up a cause that’s worth fighting for. 

As a Fire sign, Aries is full of enthusiasm and focused on the future.  Aries tends to act first and think later, hence its reputation for being impulsive, so take a moment to weigh your options before jumping in feet first!

In its positive manifestation, Aries is pioneering, boldly going where no–one has gone before, carving out a new, independent path and leading the way.  Aries tends to be fearless, the kind of leader who says “Follow me!” as they race ahead.  They’re also naturally competitive and like to be first. 

When manifesting negatively however, Aries can be impatient, impulsive and aggressive, often with a quick temper.  Mars, the ruler of Aries, was after all the god of War.  Aries can also be very direct, hence its reputation for foot-in-mouth bluntness.

This New Moon is closely configured with Chiron, the archetype of the Wounded Healer, suggesting that this New Moon represents the beginning of a new cycle in our healing journey.  This gives an interesting added dimension to the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently escalating so rapidly, and maybe this will mark the beginning of a new phase in some way, perhaps signalling a new pioneering treatment for the COVID-19 virus.  The placement in Aries could also indicate a new cycle in dealing with toxic masculinity, after all the #MeToo revelations and the recent sentencing of Harvey Weinstein. Keep an eye on the news to see how this may play out!

Crisis chineseThe New Moon with Chiron is also an opportunity for Mother Earth to heal – just witness satellite photos of clean air in China, and fish and even dolphins returning to the now-clear waters of Venice canals.  I’ve already written about a crisis representing both danger and opportunity – if you’ve missed that blog it’s here.

If your birthday falls close to this date (within a day either side), this is the beginning of a significant new cycle in your life, particularly with regard to your sense of identity and purpose in life. The influence of Chiron means that this could be a significant new cycle in your own healing, or perhaps you’re at the stage where you can now bring healing into your work in some way.

This New Moon falls at 4 degrees Aries.  If you have points in your birth chart close to this degree (within one degree) expect the part of your life associated with that planet (eg relationships for Venus) to begin a significant new cycle. 

Wherever you have 4 degrees of Aries in your chart is the area of your life that will be affected by this New Moon – for example, if it falls in your 10th house, this signifies the beginning of a new cycle in your career or professional life.

The New Moon is exact at 7.28pm  AEST.  Remember to set your New Moon intentions in the following 24 hrs. 

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A note to all you stargazers out there – the day of this New Moon Tues 24 March is a fantastic opportunity to see Mercury and Venus (and a few days either side will be good too).  You’ll be able to see Mercury as a Morning Star in the east just before sunrise, quite low on the horizon, and Venus as an Evening Star in the west just after sunset, about 45 degrees from the horizon.  And then a few days after New Moon, you’ll see the Moon as a slim crescent close to Venus in the early evening sky, a truly beautiful sight – they’ll be closest on Sat 28 March.

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New Moon in Pisces 2020

New Moon in Pisces 2020

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New Moon in Pisces   Mon 24 Feb 2020, exact at 1.31am Queensland time (AEST) at 4 degrees Pisces (the previous day in Europe & the Americas)

Supermoon Full Moon in Virgo   Tues 10 March 2020, exact at 3.47am Queensland time (AEST) at 19 degrees Virgo (the previous day in Europe & the Americas)

 

Skywatching   Three planets are visible in the early morning sky at present: Mars the red planet is high in the eastern sky before sunrise, with Jupiter and Saturn both bright below Mars.  As we move towards the Full Moon, Mercury will be visible low in the early morning sky just before sunrise.  Venus can be seen as the Evening Star twinkling in the western sky after sunset. 

 

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I don’t know if you’ve been feeling it as much as I have, but this Mercury retro period has been making life quite frustrating for me (and a number of my friends) for the last few weeks even before it went retrograde on Monday 17 Feb!  It’s mainly been computer problems for me (sigh!) and clients re-arranging appointments, while friends went to catch what turned out to be a non-existent flight (!) then luckily were put onto the next flight – and upgraded too, so it’s not all bad!!!  The beauty of understanding the Astrology of all this is that it stops you frying … you see the cosmic joke, and often end up giggling like a loony! One of my favourite Mercury retro stories (I’ve got a few J ) was from a friend who had some computer issues, rang the techy guy who said “Well it’s Mercury retro now so there’s no point me trying to fix it yet – I’ll come over next week when it’s gone direct again”.  Good to see Astro-Enlightenment is spreading!!!

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The New Moon falls in Pisces in the very early hours of Mon 24 Feb 2020 AEST (the previous day in Europe and the Americas).

In its positive manifestation, this New Moon signifies a renewed focus on spirituality and the desire to transcend our 3D reality. Pisces has a strong sense of divine homesickness, a longing to return to source and merge into oneness.  This New Moon is a great time to begin a new cycle of meditation and spiritual practices!   It’s also a wonderful time to begin a new cycle of creative pursuits, such as art, photography or music, essentially anything creative that takes you into that right-brain space of timelessness, a highly Neptunian experience!

When manifesting negatively however, Pisces (through its ruler Neptune) can bring illusion and deception, making us more gullible than usual, more prone to being deceived (and deceiving ourselves too!).  Be careful of falling under some kind of spell under the influence of this New Moon!!!  The Piscean urge to transcend reality can express negatively as escapism, any kind of escapism – which in its more extreme form can easily develop into addictive patterns of behaviour.

The New Moon in Pisces may also usher in a new cycle of compassion and the desire to help others. Just be careful that this doesn’t become an urge to rescue people, as you’ll disempower them in the process.  Pisces has a tendency towards self-sacrifice in the service of others, even to the point of martyrdom, so make sure you look after yourself first, otherwise you’ll be in no position to take care of others.  There’s a fine line between helping others and rescuing them, overstepping boundaries which essentially need to be respected and strengthened.  One of the best ways to empower people is to give them the space to make their own decisions, providing the invitation for them to step into that place of self-responsibility and empowerment.

Wherever you have 4 degrees of Pisces in your chart is the area of your life that will be affected by this New Moon – for example, if it falls in your 10th house, this signifies the beginning of a new cycle in your career or professional life.

If your birthday falls close to this date (within a day either side), this is the beginning of an important new cycle for you, especially with regard to your sense of identity and your purpose in life.

The New Moon is exact at 1.31am Queensland time (AEST).  Remember to set your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.

 

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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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New Moon in Aquarius 2020 – Happy Chinese New Year!

Aquarius the water-carrier

New Moon in Aquarius   Sat 25 Jan 2020, exact at 7.41am Queensland time (AEST) at 4 degrees Aquarius (the previous day in Europe & the Americas)

Full Moon in Leo   Sun 9 Feb 2020, exact at 5.33pm Queensland time (AEST) at 20 degrees Leo

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Skywatching   Venus can be seen as the Evening Star twinkling in the western sky after sunset.  If you have a clear view of the western horizon, you’ll also be able to see Mercury low in the western sky just after sunset, especially from the beginning of Feb for a few weeks.  Mars is a reddish Morning Star in the east before sunrise, quite high now, with Jupiter and Saturn below Mars.

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The New Moon in Aquarius on Sat 25 Jan 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 debate ideas, the more original, inventive and zany the better.  Aquarians are very sociable and tend to be known as the party animals of the zodiac!

The New Moon is exact at 7.04am 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 4 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 New Moon also brings in the Chinese New Year Like many traditional cultures, the Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar, and this New Moon marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Metal Rat.

 

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Set powerful New Year’s Resolutions this Boxing Day!

Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn 2019

Set powerful New Year’s Resolutions this Boxing Day!

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We’re in eclipse season now, with both the New Moon and Full Moon eclipsed this lunar month.  This means the energies are extra intense right now, and unexpected changes are typical.  Please be extra mindful at this time and take extra care in this eclipse season!

The absolute best time to make your New Year’s resolutions is the New Moon in Capricorn, because it brings a sense of discipline to the new cycle that we’re about to start – in this case 2020!  The New Moon in Capricorn on Boxing Day is a Solar Eclipse, making any intentions you set now much more powerful than they would normally be.  This eclipsed New Moon in Capricorn is an excellent time to set your intentions for the year ahead!!

2020 is going to be a year of huge changes for us all, with some very significant alignments coming up, starting with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January.

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The New Moon in Capricorn on Boxing Day Thurs 26 Dec is an annular solar eclipse. This is the absolute best time to make your New Year’s resolutions for 2020 as the energy of this eclipsed New Moon gives a very powerful boost to any intentions and resolutions you set now. 

An annular solar eclipse has the force of a total solar eclipse, it’s just that the Moon, which is blocking out the Sun’s light, is further away from the Earth than usual, so it doesn’t completely cover the disc of the Sun.  Instead it allows a ring of light to be visible around the eclipsed Sun (‘annular’ comes from the Latin, meaning a ring). In terms of its astrological effects though, it’s a strong as a total eclipse.

Eclipse annular

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, responsibility, dealing with material reality, setting goals, 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, moving slowly but steadily up the mountain, one step at a time, guaranteed to reach the summit. 

Wherever you have Capricorn in your chart is the area of life that will be most strongly affected by this eclipsed 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 applies 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 falls close to this eclipsed New Moon, this is the beginning of a highly significant new cycle in your life in terms of your sense of identity and purpose in the world.  If 4 degrees Capricorn is strong in your chart, or if any of your planets fall at this degree, this indicates the beginning of a significant new cycle in the part of your life represented by that planet, eg relationships for Venus.

Remember to create your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.  The Solar Eclipse makes your intentions much more powerful than they would normally be, further enhanced by the presence of Jupiter in this eclipse configuration.  The New Moon is exact at 3.13pm AEST.

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New Moon in Sagittarius 2019

Sagittarius, the archer

New Moon in Sagittarius  Wed 27 Nov 2019, exact at 1.06am Queensland time (AEST) at 4 degrees Sagittarius (the previous day in Europe and the Americas) 

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

Skywatching  Venus, Jupiter and Saturn can all be seen as Evening Stars in the western sky after sunset, with Jupiter the lowest.  Venus catches up to Saturn by the Full Moon and from then on will be seen above Saturn.  If you’re up early, you’ll see Mars and Mercury as Morning Stars in the east before sunrise. 

 

The New Moon falls in Sagittarius in the early morning of Wed 27 Nov (the previous day in Europe and the Americas) bringing a fresh burst of enthusiasm for adventure and exploration, as well as the need to enjoy life to the full.  This is a good time to start on a spiritual quest, a course of study or overseas travel – anything that expands your horizons. 

Sagittarius is a Fire sign, warm and enthusiastic, naturally optimistic with an undying trust in the Universe.  Sagittarians love to explore and go on adventures, not just for the fun of it, but because they’re also motivated by a quest to discover the meaning of life. Their sign is ruled by Jupiter, which gives them their boundless enthusiasm and confidence – and on the downside, a tendency to go over the top, take lots of risks and over-extend themselves, not knowing when or where to stop.

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

If you have a planet or significant chart point at 4 degrees of Sagittarius, this marks the beginning of a new cycle in whatever that planet symbolizes (eg relationships for Venus).

Remember to create your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.  The New Moon is exact at 1.06am AEST.

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