Healing through Balance and Harmony!

Full Moon 29 March 2021 at 08°Libra 

Occurring approximately 5:48am AEDT (6:48pm UT on 28 March).

A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are in direct opposition to each other in the Zodiac: 08°Aries and 08°Libra respectively.

A Full Moon is often seen as time of things coming to fruition, ending and evolving. 

Being in the sign of Libra, we will be experiencing the evolution of that which we value and brings us into harmonious balance with others.

The Libra qualities of love; beauty; self-worth; security; will all be emphasised through the Moon’s emotional energy at this time.

So this will be an ideal time to find some peace and quiet, to share time with a loved one, explore nature, reflect on the beauty of life and creativity: all with a view to evolving our relationship with these concepts and others.

A time then, to connect with others on an emotional level, connect deeper and express our needs for emotional security and nurturing. 

Conversely , we will need to be alert to others around us and to consider their emotional needs: we need to blend and find comfort in our unions with others. This is indicated well in the chart with the opposition with Venus and Chiron. The Full Moon at 08°Libra is forming an opposition to the Sun which is conjunct Venus and Chiron (all at around 08°Aries).

With the Moon opposing Venus, we may find relating to others somewhat tense. Venus rules Libra, but finds herself in a position of detriment in the sign of Aries: here she will struggle to express herself well – an indication of her influence upon the Moon in Libra.

The best astrological advice for interacting with people during this Full Moon (as well as a day or so either side), is to breathe, remain calm, be diplomatic and seek balance and harmony in all interactions – even with those that push your buttons! 

What buttons maybe pushed? With Chiron, the wounded-healer, being in Aries the focus is on our identity, our vitality and drive. Maybe we are too focused on our needs to see those of others? Or, do we lack self-esteem and and a sense of value? Having the inner light of the Moon reveal these wounds to our sense of self during this time will enable us to seek the healing we need to evolve and find harmony in life. Healing will be found through the Venusian principles of union and harmony.

With the Moon forming a trine to Mars in Gemini, we may have an ally to provide some additional planetary energy in boosting our confidence to tackle these sensitive emotional issues! Note also the karmic element of Mars being conjunct the North Node of the Moon pointing to becoming whole!

To get an idea where this will be happening in your life look to your natal chart and see in which house this Full Moon occurs – where is 08°Libra in your chart (here it is the 7th House, emphasising relationships).

Which ever house the Moon is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the Full Moon in your daily life.

Aspects that the Full Moon makes to planets or points (e.g., Ascendant, Midheaven, etc) in your chart of between 06° and 10° will add additional levels of understanding to the impact of this event. 

You will find the following aspects occurring in these signs:

  • Opposition: Aries (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies);
  • Conjunction: Libra (when conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together);
  • Sextile: Leo or Sagittarius (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow);
  • Square: Cancer or Capricorn (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Trine: Gemini or Aquarius (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there can bring).

Aspects in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) will be especially strong and significant for you at this time.

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New Moon in Pisces – The Bridge that connects us to spiritual love!

On the 13th March 2021 at 9:21 pm AEDT we have a New Moon at 23° Pisces.

This brings a beautiful theme of connecting and finding harmony in our relationships with the totality of life.

At this time, the Sun is conjunct the Moon, forming the New Moon.

A Full Moon is when the Sun opposes the Moon (this will occur on 29 March at 08° Libra).

A conjunction occurs when two planets share the same sign and within a close distance to each other. The Moon and Sun are conjunct at the time of the New Moon. When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

This New Moon is itself conjunct Neptune and Venus, both in the sign of Pisces.

Pisces brings the energy of spirituality, compassion, and intuition to our creative life force (The Sun) which is fused with our instinctual being (The Moon): bringing a drive to express our authentic self as one with the totality of life!

Neptune rules Pisces and energises this part of the Zodiac with the capacity to dissolve, release and then transcend that which limits us.

Venus is said to be Exalted in Pisces! This means She is treated like an honoured guest and her energy is inflated – Super Venus Power!

Being placed here, Venus will aid us in uncovering what is of real value to us, what we truely love and what brings real balance to our wellbeing.

This is beyond physical love and the relationships we forge with others on the mundane level – this is soul level love: the love that transcends the need for desire or want.

With Venus in Pisces we find love in the Divine! The Source of All Life and happiness comes from our Being aware of this Reality!

This combination of cosmic energy suggests a great opportunity to meditate or engage in whatever spiritual practice will allow you to uncover what needs to be transcended so as to bring harmony, beauty and value to your spiritual life.

So, where will this New Moon be energetically influencing your life and revealing areas to ramp up for change and growth?

Check which House the New Moon is transiting in your natal chart. This will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the New Moon in your daily life.

Also, if you what too go deeper, check out the aspects that the New Moon at 23° Pisces makes to any planets you have between 19 – 27° degrees, such as:

  • Squares in Gemini or Sagittarius (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Oppositions in Virgo (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies);
  • Trines in Cancer or Scorpio (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there can bring);
  • Sextiles in Taurus or Capricorn (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow).  
  • Conjunctions in Pisces.  As I wrote above, when conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

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Activation of our Authenticity!

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Here in Australia we will have a Full Moon on February 27th at 8 degrees 57 minutes of Virgo.

Virgo nourishes the soul and the body: she is the maiden that seeks purity of mind, body and spirit.

Being ruled by Mercury, Virgo seeks to enlighten and is the bridge between the known and the unknown, the seen and the unseen.

Virgo is therefore ever helpful, thoughtful, and is associated with daily life, our work and our wellbeing.

With the Full Moon being in Virgo, our emotional needs can come under the spotlight for review: perhaps its time to live a healthier lifestyle? Are we managing the stressors of life in a positive and proactive way? Is our working life in balance with our emotional life? Can we find a way to de-stress and improve our mental wellbeing?

As I always say, nothing in astrology occurs in isolation!

Here we also have the influence of the Saturn Uranus square I wrote about here.

With the Full Moon, this then may be the opportunity to make radical and even revolutionary changes to the way in which manage our work and wellbeing, and how we nourish the body and soul.

We may find that the processes we started earlier this year and especially those around the time of the New Moon of February 12th at 23° Aquarius are perfect for our transformation and mark the way forward to a healthier way of being.

Whatever you do now that has a positive impact on your whole self, will become the new foundation for your journey to the authentic self: your original self that is part of the whole!

Obviously, this may not come easily, the Saturn Uranus square brings tension and upheaval: we will rebel against the old ways of doing things and implement new ways of being!

Luckily, the Pisces Sun being conjunct Venus, will illuminate these issues with an ability to find the contentment, value and beauty in making such difficult changes to our way of living.

Interesting times ahead for us all!

So, where will this Full Moon be energetically influencing your life and revealing areas for change? Check which House the Full Moon is transiting in your natal chart.

For example, in the chart above it is in the 1st House of our identity and the manner in which we explore the world around us. With the Full Moon lighting up this area of life, our emotional needs will be in the forefront and will need to be well balanced to make sure we don’t drain others with our own need to be nurtured! Finding new and improved ways of gaining our emotional security will be the focus!

If the Full Moon was in your 7th House of balance through partnership, co-operation with others maybe ripe for review and if played well, will see a strengthening of connection as we explore life with someone else in companionship!

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Can friction, tension and conflict be a good thing?

With Saturn squaring Uranus on 18 February 2021 it could be so!

Saturn at 07° 13’ Aquarius squares Uranus at 07° 13’ Taurus.

In astrology, a square is a harmonic aspect between two planets forming a 90° angle.

A square brings tense energies which can create a sense of collision, friction, conflict, and stress, but which if handled well, will provide us with greatest opportunity for growth!

To handle such a situation well requires us to take action.

Such a situation occurs on 18th February when we find Saturn squaring Uranus.

Uranus is the planet of our Soul’s evolution as Uranus connects our personal mind with that of the Universal Mind.

With Uranus, we gain a glimpse of the universal consciousness, and this aids us in realigning our earthly goals with a bigger picture, one that satisfies our evolutionary drive to become something more than we currently are.

This realignment provided by Uranus is in potential only – we need to take action to make it manifest in our life here on Earth.

Luckily, we have Saturn to push us into action: to turn a sartorial moment into a firm foundation for the authentic self to establish itself and continue to flourish!

Recall that Saturn in Greek mythology is Kronos and it was he who usurped his father Uranus to become King of the Gods (see my post here for more mythology). To enflame the conflict between these gods, it is worth noting that Saturn traditionally rules Aquarius but has had that role appropriated by Uranus!

With that in mind, we can see that Saturn may enjoy causing Uranus some conflict!

For us mortals though, we are being challenged by this friction: challenged by Father Time (Kronos = Saturn) to take action and build a new model of our evolving self (revealed by Uranus).

Saturn will challenge us to use our earthly assets to build a transcendent being: a Uranian being that is structurally sound and committed to seeing our karmic responsibilities in this incarnation.

Heavy stuff!

No wonder our ancient foremothers and fathers referred to this deep transformative work as The Great Work – the true alchemical change to realign and rebuild ourselves into the True Self – the Universal Self.

With all of this occurring in Taurus we can see how this cosmic drive will be expressed for us on the earthly plane.

As we know, Taurus is a fixed earth sign. He is is the Bull – a powerful vibrant creature that seeks the security of material stability – happy in a verdant paddock of lush grass, a shady tree and a flowing brook are His fundamental needs, desires and all.

As a Zodiacal Sign, Taurus instills within in us a practical and sensual nature, along with a  commitment to endure and maintain a loving peaceful existence. 

Great stuff if all is going well for the Bull, but if his brook dries up and his grass starts to wither, will His stubborn nature allow Him to move on and find greener pastures elsewhere?

With Saturn probing Uranus to action in the sign of Taurus we have the situation where we are being asked to seek new and radical ways to secure our material sense of security, to review and reset our concept of value, wealth, and worth.

For many of us, if we sit with this and meditate on the depth of the cosmic urge for spiritual revolution we may come to the conclusion that instead of placing great value on material wealth, we must realign our societal, cultural and personal values in order to recognise increases in consciousness as of greater value: conscious wealth!

Why do I suggest this? Saturn is Aquarius – the sign of the Mind, consciousness and future vision!

Interesting times ahead for us all. 

So, if you have any planets between 1° to 19° in the Fixed Signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius you’ll definitely be feeling the push to evolve your way of thinking and revaluate what you value.

By the way, this is not a one of event, this is part of a 45 year cycle that started in 1988! I’ll write more on this soon.

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New Moons and castrating gods!

Believe it or not – there is a theme!

We have a New Moon on February 12th 23° Aquarius at 6:05AM AEDT (7:05pm GMT, 11th February).

At around the time of this New Moon, The Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn all find themselves in the Zodiacal Sign of Aquarius.

With the New Moon sharing this line-up,  we can expect a cosmic energy boost to our inventive, innovative, radical, yet objective and humanitarian selves!

This New Moon will be a  good time to start a new venture – maybe join a group of like-minded individuals; maybe you’ll meet via Zoom; maybe your goals are to revision the future – all Aquarian concepts!

As I often say, nothing in astrology occurs in isolation – a New Moon will never occur without the other planets forming relationships that paint the full cosmic picture.

As such, there are also other aspects occurring, such as Mars squaring the Sun, Moon and Mercury: making us quick to anger? maybe too impatient? or, too assertive? Things to be mindful of at this time!

But, of great significance is Saturn’s square to Uranus – this relationship between the mythologically castrated father (Uranus) and the castrator son (Saturn) is going to be playing out huge for us all this year! 

Uranus (Ouranous) created the Heavens and with Gaia (creator of Earth) brought forth many of the Greek gods and other mythological beings, some of which were unpleasing to Uranus (such as cyclops) and he returned them to live within Gaia. Well, not being too happy with giving birth and them having her children returned to her, she had one of her children castrate Uranus! This child was Chronos, known to us as Saturn, who then overthrow his father to become king of the Gods (until his son, Zeus – Jupiter did the same to him!) – it was worse than Days of Our Lives back in the times of the Titans and Olympians! 

Image: Castration of Uranus- https://iconographic.warburg.sas.ac.uk/vpc/VPC_search/record.php?record=68217

Saturn is responsibilities, accountability, the need for stability and security, and the maintenance of traditions. Also known as the The Lord of Karma.

Uranus is independence from tradition, change, innovation and invention, as well as championing  the unconventional. The Great Awakener.

Almost polar opposites, and being in square aspect at the time of this post – expect friction in your life where your natal chart has any planets at around 4° to 18°of the fixed signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio.

In which House you find these planets in your natal chart will be subject to revolutionary scrutiny – is it time to radically change the way you operate in this world? Is it time to establish new traditions? Expect the status-quo to be shaken up – its time to reinvent ourselves!

More on this significant astrological events in the coming weeks.

Back to the New Moon –  a  time to ‘plant the seeds’ for our next stage in our ongoing transformation. Where this occurs in your birth chart, you will feel the drive to change, revolutionise and transcend the old ways of being or doing things – innovate and reinvent yourself  – and take someone with you on this new journey in life!

So, where will this New Moon be energetically influencing your life? 

Check out the aspects that the New Moon at 23° Aquarius makes to any planets you have between 19 – 27° degrees, such as:

  • Squares in Taurus or Scorpio (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Oppositions in Leo (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies);
  • Trines in Gemini or Libra (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there can bring);
  • Sextiles in Sagittarius or Aries (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow).  
  • Conjunctions in Aquarius.  When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

Which ever House the planet is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the New Moon.

Take a look at my home page if you’d like to contact me to do this for you, and also this post to get a better understanding of aspects and their use in astrological interpretation.

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Mercury Retrograde – its a kind of magick!

Astrology is a kind of magick!

Our first Mercury retrograde for this year will commence on 31st January and ends on 21st February.

Recall that Mercury was the messenger of the Gods – transmitting information between them. In astrology He is seen as the energy of communication and perception, travel and contractual relationships.

So when Mercury the planet appears to move backwards in the sky – retrogradation – be prepared for complications, disruptions and upsets to our plans! Be prepared for changes to plans you have in place, including travel arrangements: leave early and have contingencies in place!

We will be having three periods of Mercury retrograde this year, next will be 30th May to 23 June, and then, 27th September until 19th October.

All these periods will occur in the 3 air signs,  currently in Aquarius, then Gemini during May and finally,  Libra in September.

So, the focus of this mercurial energy during 2021 will be on communication, the mind, and connectivity. The areas that Mercury rules!

Being in retrograde, this will mean miscommunication, misunderstandings, and disconnections may be experienced.

Image:NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

But knowing this, we can be prepared to be more open, to actively listen and genuinely engage with others.

“Did I understand what was being said”, “did I ask clear questions”, “was I giving enough time to convey my message” and vice versa.

In a nutshell and contrary to popular belief, Mercury retrogrades are not bad: they are great times to review, research, and prepare your projects and goals that can be implemented when the planet goes direct again: after 21st February. 

Another factor is that when Mercury retrogrades, He is traveling back over areas of our life we have already been working on.

During this period in February, Mercury travels backwards from 26° Aquarius to 11° Aquarius where He was from around 15th January this year. What will He be doing revisiting old ground?

Ground that we may need to rework, review for errors or mistakes. Don’t forget that Mercury is a speedy fellow – maybe we rushed to complete projects in mid-January and in doing so missed something vital? Well now is the time we will find out!

Imagehttps://iconographic.warburg.sas.ac.uk/vpc/VPC_search/record.php?record=29437

Where Mercury sits in your natal chart will provide you with a guide to those areas of life you can work with to make this retrograde work for you. Were you born during a period of mercury retrograde? If so, you might find that this is a great time for you to communicate with a sense of calm – no more feeling like your mind is rushing from one thing to another!

Check out the aspects that Mercury at 26° Aquarius to 11° Aquarius makes to any planets you have in your birth chart, such as:

  • Squares in Taurus or Scorpio (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Oppositions in Leo (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies);
  • Trines in Gemini or Libra (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there can bring);
  • Sextiles in Aries or Sagittarius (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow).  
  • Conjunctions in Aquarius.  When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

Which ever house the planet is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of Mercury retrograde in your daily life.

Take a look at my home page if you’d like to contact me to do this for you, and also this post to get a better understanding of aspects and their use in astrological interpretation.

Better still, learn how to review and manage retrogrades for yourself – check out my basic, learn astrology course here.

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Full Moon at 9° Leo – a time for transformation: trust in life and be creative!

Occurring at Friday 29th January at 6:16 am (AEDT)

A full moon represents completions and the bearing of fruits – those seeds you planted at the time of the last New Moon in Leo now come to fruition.

To explore the impact of this event, reflect back upon what was occurring for you around the 19th August 2020.

Maybe, its time to finalise plans started back then, or consolidate any projects or ideas conceived at that time.

As the second luminary in your horoscope, the Moon reflects that sensitive, emotional side of your being that inspires moods and nurtures the soul.

Ruled by the primary luminary, the Sun, Leo is a fixed fire sign of creativity and self-expression.

The 9th degree of Leo is seen esoterically as the point of transfiguration: “The exalted feeling that rises within the soul of the individual who has successfully passed through the long night which has tested his strength and his faith” (Dane Rudhyar).

So, a great time to connect with our soul and become creatively inspired to continue along our path of exploration and growth.

We may find ourselves desiring to be the centre of attention (Leo-style), or desirous of being with others on a deeper more spiritual level (The Moon)?

As I often say, nothing in astrology occurs in isolation! There are many others factors at play at the time of this Full Moon.

For example, The Sun which is in opposition to the Moon, forming this Full Moon, is also conjunct Jupiter and Satun in Aquarius (another fixed sign like Leo, but of the element of Air – communication and thought). In addition, the Sun is squaring Uranus which itself is conjunct Mars in Taurus (another fixed sign, in the element of Earth – material, conservative, grounded).

Indeed, the combination of these planetary aspects forms what is known as a T-square, and in this case a Fixed Element T-Square as all the planets involved find themselves in fixed signs.

A T-square occurs when 2 planets planets opposing each other, such as the Moon and Sun, form a square with another (eg, Mars).   All these aspects are tense and as such a T-square is thought of as a challenging pattern

The point of this focussed energy is the Mars Uranus conjunction in Taurus, and as fixed signs suggest stability, security and perseverance as the matter of concern.

We will need to put some constructive energy into the area of life this is highlighting for us (that is, the House that Mars and Uranus find themselves in our transiting chart). 

Recall that Houses are areas of life’s experience that the zodiac and planets influence.

So, which ever aspect of life Mars conjunct Uranus is in, by bringing you creative centre in line with your emotional needs you’ll find the strength needed to stabilise any sudden, impulsive or unexpected changes to your sense of security and value.

To help you deal with this situation, take a look at the position of Scorpio in your chart. As the fourth of the fixed signs and the ‘missing leg’ of the T-square, you’ll find guidance and wisdom in it’s placement and if used well, will see this T-square become a great opportunity for transformation!

To be forewarned is to be forewarned: check out my post on cosmic weather forecasting to get an idea how to prepare for such events.

So, where will this Full Moon be energetically influencing your life? 

Check out the aspects that the Full Moon at 9° Leo makes to any planets you have between 7 – 11° degrees, such as:

  • Squares in Taurus or Scorpio (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Oppositions in Aquarius (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies);
  • Trines in Aries or Sagittarius (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there can bring);
  • Sextiles in Libra or Gemini (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow).  
  • Conjunctions in Leo.  When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

Which ever House the planet is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the Full Moon.

Take a look at my home page if you’d like to contact me to do this for you, and also this post to get a better understanding of aspects and their use in astrological interpretation.

Better still, learn to do such forecasting for yourself – check out my basic, learn astrology course here.

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Image: Drawing after a relief showing the planets Moon, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. It probably depicted a conjunction of these planets in Leo – iconographic.warburg.sas.ac.uk/vpc/VPC_search/record.php?record=60143. Coloured by me!

Cosmic ‘weather’ forecasting for a new quality of being!

Astrology allows us to gain an insight into the current and future cosmic ‘weather’ – the planetary energies that are likely to impact on our lives here on Earth.

Just as you would check the weather forecast to see if a trip to the beach was a good idea or how to dress for your walk to work, the transits of the planets can give us an idea as to where we might find tension in our lives: forewarned is forearmed!

From around 17th to 23rd January, we have a great example of how astrology can help us in everyday life.

Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct in Aquarius and square Uranus conjunct Mars in Taurus.

This is wild astrological weather!

Recall that when planets are conjunct, their energies fuse and  share a purpose: they are unified and whilst their energies remain unique to their own essence they are directed together.

A square brings tense energies and will create a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide us with the greatest opportunity for growth.

Jupiter conjunct Saturn brings the search for meaning and opportunities together with obligation, commitment and boundaries. These energies will be expressed within the Aquarian drive for radical and innovative change, whether that be individual or group related ! 

The ’stormy weather’ comes from these energies colliding with Uranus conjunct Mars in Taurus.

Uranus seeks authenticity, individuality and freedom, but often gains these via sudden and unpredictable change. Combining with the assertiveness of Mars, and having these energies being expressed in a determined Taurian way, we could be facing some volatile ‘weather’!

Tension is likely therefore  between our individual needs and our social responsibilities; between the traditional authoritarian views and more innovative and forward looking ways of doing things; what we see as ‘our’ truth versus that of someone else’s ’truth’!

The stress of the square could bring these internal and external issues into conflict with us feeling a need to assert ourselves, speak our ’truth’, and seek reform! The astro-weather could send us some thunder and lightening!

So, being forewarned we can be mindful that we use these energies wisely: don’t allow your ‘buttons’ to be pushed; breath and reflect on how you can adapt and grow wisely in the face of any ’storm’ that arises for you.

Where will you find this ’stormy weather’ occurring in your individual world? 

Take a good look at your birth chart and see in which Houses you find Aquarius and Taurus : this is where there astro-weather will be focused for you.

Also, do you have any planets in the other fixed signs of Scorpio and Leo? If they are between 04 and 08 degrees, you’ll also be experiencing this unsettling weather in the Houses they fall in too.

Check my home page if you’d like me to have me explore your chart with you.

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New Moon 23°Capricorn 13th January 2021 @ 4:00pm

New Year – New Goals!

I’m writing this post on 6th January when the Last Quarter Moon is in Libra and I am preparing to use the New Moon to it’s fullest.

As you may know, New Moon’s offer us a great opportunity to use a little magick in our life and set things on a course that will see us grow, thrive and excel.

I’m preparing for my new course and will seek the aid of the Moon Goddess in her assistance with its success!

Being in Capricorn we can use this Moon magick to aid our life achievements by creating realistic plans.

This would be an ideal date to set aside some time to commit to a plan of action of something that expands your career or business.

Maybe even commit to a transcendental goal!

Capricorn energy will provide a solid foundation for your ambitions to grow in a structured and committed manner.

Of course, nothing in Astrology occurs in isolation!

There are many other influences at play at the time of this New Moon.

We have Pluto, the Planet ( yes, I still refer to it as such!) of transformation and rebirth conjunct this New Moon, offering us a soulful opportunity to reflect on what we maybe could let go of, or transform in our life to give us a greater sense of emotional stability.

Also, the New Moon is conjunct the Lord of Karma, Saturn, providing boundaries to our creative expressions. His influence should bring structure and integrity to the goals we set out for this New Moon cycle.

Whether you actively utilise this New Moon energy in the magickal sense of establishing a new project or goal, its energy will influence your life.

Where will this occur for you? 

Check out the aspects that the New Moon at 23° Capricorn makes to any planets you have between 18 – 28° degrees, such as:

  • Squares in Libra or Aries (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Oppositions in Cancer (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies);
  • Trines in Virgo or Taurus (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality they can bring);
  • Sextiles in Pisces or Scorpio (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow).  
  • Conjunctions in Cancer. When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

Which of the 12 Houses the planet is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the New Moon in your daily life.

For example, the 1st House relates to your very identity and approach to life, the 5th is where we find your self-expression and desire to shine, the 8th relates to death and sex! I’ll provide a guide to the Houses soon.

Take a look at my home page if you’d like to contact me to do review your chart or this transit for you, and also this post to get a better understanding of aspects and their use in astrological interpretation.

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Aspects in action, part 1: Princess Diana

Here I am using the natal chart of Princess Diana to exemplify how aspects can bring a chart to life!

Aspects represent connections between planets, points and angles within a chart.

Quite simply, we can say that aspects provide us with a deep astrological explanation to who we are.

If you know of the People’s Princess’ story , you might enjoy how astrology resonates with her experience of life.

The basic aspects include:

Conjunctions occur when two planets are within 10 degrees of orb of each other (an orb is the distance measured in degrees between the the two planets – the smaller the orb, the more intense the relationship). When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

Oppositions happen when the two planets are opposite each of (of course), which equates to 180 degrees apart. This creates a challenging sense of push-pull and requires balance and cooperation.

A Square is found when the two planets are 90 degrees apart, creating dynamic tension – grist for the mill of life!

Trines occur when the planets in question are separated by 120 degrees apart and bring harmony to an issue if tapped into and applied supportively in life.

A Sextile is half a trine – 60 degrees between the two planets being aspected. Being half a trine, they bring the opportunity to gain support in an area of life if we utilise the planetary energies appropriately.

Sun conjunct Mercury Cancer 7th House 

Princes Diana:Sun conjunct Mercury Cancer 7th House 

Princess Diana’s sense of self identity (Sun) was fused (conjunct) with with her conscious mind (Mercury): she identified herself with her thoughts – she ‘was’ what she thought – “I think, therefore, I am”! For Princess Diana, if she successfully merged the energy of her Sun and Mercury, she would shine by using her power of communication.

Being in Cancer brings the essence of mother-hood, the need to nurture, and be nurtured to her urge to express herself fully (Sun) and with the merging of Mercury with this drive, we can say that she expressed herself through her emotions. 

With this fundamental drive being experienced in the 7th House, Princess Diana’s sense of individuality was tied to that of forming meaningful relationships that allowed for the exchange of ideas that would stimulate and see her grow as an individual (Gemini is on the 7th House cusp).

For Princess Diana, this conjunction in Cancer was intercepted within the 7th House (Gemini), suggesting that she may have struggled in life to readily manifest this universal driving force: her voice and identity may have been stifled by the relationships she found herself in!

Mars conjunct Pluto Virgo 8th opposite Chiron Pisces 2nd 

Princess Diana: Mars conjunct Pluto in Virgo opposite Chiron in Pisces

Mars in Virgo suggests an assertive drive to fulfil one’s duty. Princess Diana’s selfless (Virgo) willpower (Mars) finds expression in merging deeply with others in order to experience and know the depths of all life has to offer (8th House). Being conjunct Pluto suggests that the Mars drive is merged with the intensity of Pluto to seek total regeneration of the self through the experience of deep interactions in life (8th House). With Cancer on the cusp of the 8th House, emotional issues centring on the need to nurture and be nurtured will flavour this fusion of Mars and Pluto energies.

Opposing Chiron will see tension between this powerful concentration of assertion and transformation (Mars conjunct Pluto) and Princess Diana’s centre of pain and healing. If played well, Princess Diana may have found these energies to have cooperated and produced the healing required to self-transform completely.

Being in Pisces, Chiron will have the flavour of spiritual oneness with all of life! A sense of universal connectedness: that we are one and not separate. For Princess Diana, this could have translated into a sense of not really knowing who she is? Feeling that she is more than what she directly experiences in life; that she is connected to something greater than the self of her thoughts. Being in the 2nd House, this ‘wound’ would manifest for Princess Diana in terms of values, resources and security: until she found the resources that healed her wound from within herself she could not find unity with the greater self: the Universal Self. Helping those that were marginalised and sick, such as she did bringing worldwide attention to the onset of HIV/AIDS when others where not doing much to help these patients, would have assisted in healing her wounds and helping to to find the emotional value, creativity and safety she required in her lifetime.

PRINCESS DIANA 1996 WASHINGTON DC PHOTO WAS ON THE COVER OF US NEWS MAGAZINE. John Mathew Smith & http://www.celebrity-photos.com from Laurel  Maryland, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons

Knowing about the aspects in your natal chart is invaluable for plotting your life’s adventure: knowing how the planets interact with each other and how this energy plays out in your daily life can help you live to your full potential.

If you would like to explore the aspects of your chart and much more, I can draw up your natal (birth) chart and provide an in-depth outline of everything that makes you you and how to use this information to live your best life.

The chart and video consultation to discuss your horoscope in full via Skype or Zoom, costs $120.

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