March promises to be an exciting month, bringing endings, beginnings, changes of direction, eclipses, Spring and the astrological New Year. Let’s look at them as they occur.
March 5: Full Moon at 140 Virgo occurs at 1:05 pm ET. Continue reading
February promises to be somewhat quieter than January or March, so enjoy!
The February Full Moon occurs on the 3rd at 6:09 p.m. ET. She’ll be at 140 degrees Leo. Full moons can be times of increased awareness and looking across the Leo/Aquarius continuum, how do we balance our individual (Leo) needs with the collective (Uranus) needs? How are we using our individual creative (Leo) power for the benefit of humanity (Aquarius)? Continue reading
Happy New Year! I hope 2015 brings abundant peace, joy and blessings of all kinds to us all.
January begins with a powerful Full Moon on the 4th at 11:53 p.m. The Moon will be at 140 Cancer, opposed the Sun in Capricorn and squaring Uranus in Aries. The Sun is also conjunct (right next to) Pluto. This Full Moon accentuates the Uranus/Pluto square (aka growth opportunity) that I’ve written about previously. Anytime you have slow-moving outer planets, in this case Uranus and Pluto, in relationship to personal inner planets, the Sun (our essence) and the Moon (our feeling nature, our emotions), it increases the opportunity for deep-seated, evolutionary change. In this case, the opportunities are both personal and collective. This Full Moon urges us to examine how we’ve been using power (Capricorn, Pluto) to nurture (Cancer) ourselves and others. It is a time to shed light (Sun, Moon) on our personal and collective shadow (Pluto). Continue reading
Hope you had a quiet and lovely August. September won’t be quite as quiet, but not overwhelming. We’ll enter into the harvest season, on every level, reaping the rewards of the work we’ve done this summer.
The Autumnal Equinox, when the Sun enters Libra, occurs on Monday, September 22nd at 10:29 p.m. This will bring a breath of fresh air (literally) into the planetary lineup. For the last two months, we’ve had no planets in the air element, which is the element of ideas and communication. In addition it ushers in the season where days get shorter and we begin to turn inward. Continue reading
The theme of deep-seated change gets an extra boost of intensity in April with two eclipses and Pluto changing directions. Let’s take them in the order they will occur.
Pluto: stations retrograde on April 14th at 7:44 p.m., just hours before a total lunar eclipse (see below). When a planet changes direction its energy intensifies because it is basically standing still on the degree of the sign where it is – in this case 130Capricorn. Thirteen degrees happens to be what we call a “critical degree” for cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn). It’s a point that is very sensitive for that particular sign. Those with planets in mid degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and of course Capricorn may feel this change of direction more strongly. The other earth signs (Taurus and Virgo) will experience this more easily. Retrograde motion means that we tend to experience the energy of the planet – in this case transformation, power and power struggles, unearthing that which is hidden, compulsions – more inwardly. It’s a very powerful time to totally leave behind that which no longer serves and/or gets in our way. Continue reading
Happy New Year! This year is off to an intense start, astrologically speaking, so set your New Year’s intentions carefully! This January has two new super moons, the first on January 1st at 100 Capricorn and the second on January 30th at 100 Aquarius. A super moon occurs when the moon is closest to the earth, which can mean higher and stronger tides.
The new moon on January 1st is part of one of the most challenging astrological line-ups, called a Cardinal Grand Cross. Essentially it’s a big X in the heavens involving planets all the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn). Cardinal energy, you will remember, is essentially male in its feel, initiates, rarely finishes, bores easily and is constantly moving. It has an “in-your-face” quality about it. The relationships between the planets on the ends of the X are all challenging, providing opportunities for growth, adjustment and integration. Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that I’m writing about the last month in 2013! Hope you had good November and Thanksgiving. December, of course, brings the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year, which will occur on Saturday, December 21st at 12:11 p.m., when the Sun enters Capricorn. In addition there are two planets that change direction in December. Continue reading