New Moon in Aries: Speak to the Soul and Heal your Self!

Here in the Southern Hemisphere on Friday, 1st April at 5:24pm (AEDT) we have the first New Moon of the Astrological New Year in 11°Aries.

A New Moon is a time to sow the seeds for a new venture that sees our conscious awareness expand.

In Aries, this New Moon is about us: You and Me.

Aries is the first amongst equals in the zodiac, and as cardinal fire sign, initiates and pioneers our self expression: here we have the courage to exert our will to be. 

With Chiron in 12°Aries, the ‘wounded-healer’ is conjunct this New Moon and as such, we have a fantastic opportunity to start a process of self-healing.

We will be energised with a motivating drive to seek the means to heal our wounds through our own resources. We can utilise our own will to cure ourselves of the ‘wounds’ that hold us back from expressing our authentic self out into the world.

And with Mercury in 09°Aries also in conjunction with the New Moon maybe it is time to go within and communicate with yourself – speak with your Soul to discover what it is that you need to heal your Self – that aspect of Being that reflects the Oneness of the Whole.

With this Mercurial conjunction, our intuition and empathy should aid both ourselves and those around us: what you find works for you could also be of aid to others suffering similar wounds – use the Aries energy to vocalise your Soul-based healing for all to hear!

If you know your natal (birth) chart, you will be able to see where this New Moon energy will manifest for you.

At 11° Aries, the New Moon will form a conjunction with any planets or points (such as your Midheaven) between 09° to 13° Aries. The energy of these planets will fuse with the New Moon and create a ’super planet’ that will be expressed in the House it falls in (remember that the House equates to an area of life, for example, the 4th House represents where you find nurturance, your roots, your home and family, etc)

If you have any planets or points (such as your Ascendent) between 09° to 13° Libra,  the New Moon will be in opposition, creating the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies involved.

Planets or points (such as the Nodes of the Moon) at 09° to 13° of Gemini or Aquarius will be in sextile to the New Moon, and will provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities for growth.

At 09° to 13° of Leo or Sagittarius, any natal planets or points will form a trine with the New Moon, facilitating a greater sense of harmony and flow, but if not worked with, these energies will lack the vitality there could bring.

If you have any planets or points (such as your Ascendent) between 09° to 13° of Cancer or Capricorn, this New Moon will form a square aspect and will potentially bring tense energies that will create a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth!

Take a look at my home page if you’d like to explore this New Moon and your chart through an astrological reading.

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I hope the New Moon in Aries energises your Will to sow the healing seeds of authenticity, independence and freedom!

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Happy Astrological New Year!

As a new start, I thought I’d try something a little different, and paint a potential picture for Tasmania’s year ahead.

Here I am using traditional techniques for reading the ingress chart of Aries at the commencement of the new astrological new year which occurs at the time the Sun ingresses (enters into) the sign of Aries at 00°: the Autumn Equinox for us in the Southern Hemisphere.

As I live in old Van Diemen’s Land, I thought it would be interesting and timely to review the ingress chart for Tasmania.

With Aquarius on the Ascendant being a Fixed Sign, the tradition is to accept this chart as an indication for the whole of the next 12 months, until the Aries ingress of 2023.

The Ascendant is the cusp of the 1st House, which here represents you and I, the Tasmanians, and the island itself.

Traditionally Aquarius is ruled by Saturn, with Uranus being the modern ruler. Here, we will stick with tradition for consistency, and find that Saturn is much exalted in this ingress chart being in the 1st House and in His own sign.

The 1st House has Mars and Venus conjunct, infusing a passion to assert things, such as the role of women in leading this island state. The Aquarius flavour will definitely bring radical change to how we prosper as an island State this year. Saturn will help us look to the future for structure and integrity in who we see ourselves as.

The 2nd House represents such matters as our financial security and with Mercury conjunct Jupiter, Tasmania may experience a surge in over optimistic promises that may not bring us the monetary stability we need.

Indeed, with Neptune in the 3rd House, we may discover that what we were told was really fiction! The Sun represents the Premier and as such, S/He will be focussed heavily on asserting themselves as the solution for our ills.

And it might be a tough time for those in power, as Uranus in the 4th House of the People will oppose the 10th House of Government, forcing a compromise between authority and individualism, the old and new, the way things are done and the way they could be done.

With the Moon in the 10th House, women will be the focal power and potentially the ‘seat of power’ in Tasmania this coming year.

The astrology suggests this will be a shock to Tasmanian patriarchal society!

Anyway, with Pluto in the 12th House, Tasmania can expect a transformation in power, and perhaps with women being ‘hidden’ for so long from places of power, this astrological new year may see the feminine rise to positions of control.

Regardless as to how this ‘story’ unfolds, interesting times are ahead – wherever you live in the world.

I wish you all a happy and fortuitous astrological new year!

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Where are we heading – an overview of 2022

Before taking a quick look at the coming astrological year, I’d like to offer my thanks to all my clients and readers of my ramblings for making my 2021 a positive year of conscious evolution.

Through our interactions, I’ve come to see the world with fresh eyes!

In 2021, I’ve learnt to appreciate the importance of communication (North Node in Gemini) as a font of knowledge (South Node in Sagittarius), and I look forward to 2022, when the North Node in Taurus enhances my capacity to find the resources for my own survival within myself, whilst the South Node in Scorpio helps me to eliminate the need for material possessions to maintain that same sense of security.

In 2022, the themes of 2020-21 continue to play out with Pluto transiting through Capricorn, seeking to transform all aspects of what we conceive of as ‘authority’. We have the Saturn Uranus square still in orb throughout 2022. This tense aspect has been in play for much of 2021 and has challenged us to take action on such matters as the world’s resources, our finances, and the Earth’s climate. Enhancing the Pluto feeling of a need to ‘rebirth’ the ‘way we do things’, Saturn square Uranus adds the friction of ‘tradition’ versus ‘reform’ into our collective psyche! 

An astrological highlight for 2022 is the transit of Jupiter through His traditional sign of rulership, Pisces, which commenced on the 29th December.

Pisces will transit the whole of Pisces’ 30° in quick fashion, making ingress into Aries on 11th May 2022, and then, due to retrograde motion, will renter Pisces on 22nd October until He leaves Pisces for 12 years and commences through the Zodiac in Aries once more.

With Jupiter in Pisces, we can expect to be reenergised with a sense of optimism and hopefulness for the future, and a collective desire for compassion and empathy towards each other.

We should see an upsurge in the desire to find meaning in being, a lift in our spiritual awareness and connectivity with all forms of life.

On 13th April 2022 we have Jupiter conjunct Neptune at 23°Pisces: the co-rulers of Pisces meet together in their own sign – potentially signifying a collective renewal of faith in our humanity.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to energise our transcendent dreams and visions for the future of a world come together with a common goal of experiencing the oneness of life and our interconnectedness of being!

When Jupiter transits through Aries we can take this inspirational goal forward with pioneering courage to see the ’seeds’ of faith in our spiritual unity sown and nurtured to fruition – maybe this is the spark we all need to find peace, harmony and a sense of purpose in the current world situation?

Obviously, there is more to the new astrological year: we start the year with Venus retrograde, have 4 periods of Mercury retrograde throughout 2022, and towards the end of the year we have Mars retrograde! And much more……

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By aligning yourself with the universal energies you will successfully navigate the year ahead!

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Wishing you a harmonious New Year!

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Full Moon in Gemini – Lets talk about what really matters!

Our next lunation is a Full Moon in 27°28’Gemini on Sunday, 19th December 2021 at 3:35pm (AEST)/ Sunday, 19th December 2021 at 4:35am (GMT/UT).

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A Full Moon in Gemini affords us a great opportunity to review how we communicate. 

And this Full Moon asks us to do this by analysing what have we learnt since the Sagittarius New Moon of 4th December? 

Have we found wisdom and faith in our being? Have we gained a new philosophical approach to life? Did we find confidence and optimism to propel our journey to authenticity? 

Now at the Full Moon, we can take a moment to review the knowledge we have gained, and see what works and what doesn’t – a time to fine-tune our belief systems and clear out that which hinders our onward path.

Being a Gemini Full Moon we can conduct this review with the aim of keeping that knowledge which has practical application. To retain that which fosters a curiosity to seek the connections that bring us a sense of wholeness.

Developing a Mercurial Mind – a mind that is free to seek information here, there and everywhere – explore and immerse ourselves in the emotional satisfying state of the inquiring mind!

How can we communicate that which we learnt from the previous New Moon in Sagittarius is the question here, and with the ruler of Sagittarius making an ‘easy opposition’ to this Full Moon, we can look to Jupiter for guidance.

Firstly, an ‘easy opposition’ is an aspect made by a planet, here we have Jupiter being in trine and sextile to either ends of a two planet opposition (the Full Moon is created by the Sun and Moon being in 180° opposition).

A trine is a 120° aspect and here with Jupiter in such an aspect to the Full Moon, we readily apply his optimism to our desires to broaden our awareness of living.

Being in sextile (60° aspect) to the Sun, Jupiter brings his confidence to our sense of individuality in a way that sees the Moon lit up with supportive energy to reveal our recently accumulated wisdom.

With Jupiter still in Aquarius, we can utilise his energy to project our accumulated wisdom for the betterment of the whole – a more humanitarian use of our knowledge, and a thoughtful application of our future hopes and wishes!

The other aspect I feel is going to ‘flavour’ this Full Moon is the conjunction between Venus and Pluto in quincunx to the lunation. Maybe a bit too much ‘astro-babble’, but what it tells me is that we have an opportunity to review and transform in a new light and from a different perspective, that which brings us comfort, harmony, and security.

What really matters – what do we really value? This something to review and discuss at the time of the Gemini Full Moon. 

How we relate to others may not be working and the Full Moon could provide the ‘illumination’ needed to see what needs to go and what needs to stay so we can ‘rebirth’ the way in which we communicate in a more harmonious manner!

What a great Full Moon to lead us towards the Summer Solstice (Winter for our northern hemisphere friends) when the Sun makes ingress into Capricorn on the 22nd December!

If you know your Sun sign you can forecast where you’ll experience these cosmic energies.

If you do not know your Sun sign, message me with your natal details and I’ll freely email you your natal horoscope wheel so you do!

If you are a Gemini Sun, then the Full Moon will be in the House of your Sun and potentially in conjunction if your Sun, or any other planets (yes, in astrology, the Sun is referred to as a ‘planet’) between 25°28’ and 29°28’ Gemini. Being conjunct the Full Moon energy this could be an ideal time to evaluate your identity and let things go that no longer serve their purpose.

For a Sagittarius Sun, you’ll be experiencing the impact of the opposition if your Sun or another planet is between 25°28’ and 29°28’ Sagittarius. An opposition will create the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies involved. Avoid the urge to become a dominant self-righteous voice! 

If you are a Virgo or Pisces Sun, this Full Moon may square your Sun or any other planet between 25°28’ and 29°28’, potentially creating some tense energies that if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth! Perhaps finding a way to be of service to others, to provide an ear for them to gain compassion may be a way of reducing any stress felt at the time of the Full Moon.

With your Sun in either Leo or Aries, the Full Moon maybe in sextile, and will provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, a pioneering opportunity to fine-tune the Self and to develop your generous nature. Keep an eye out that you don’t become too bossy or overbearing, especially when expressing your opinions!

Trines may be experienced by those of you with a Libra or Aquarius Sun, and here the Full Moon will facilitate a greater sense of harmony and flow, that needs to be worked with: tune into this cosmic energy or you’ll miss out on the vitality it could bring! Maybe look towards becoming innovative and avoid indecision – make the choice to free your spirit in a cooperative manner!

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

Again, if you do not know your Sun sign, message me with your natal details and I’ll freely email you your natal horoscope wheel so you can look to the House it is in.

Of course, the Full Moon will potentially make many different aspects to the 10 or more planets and points that make up your natal chart.

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Wishing you an insightful, inquisitive and stimulating Full Moon!

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Finding Wisdom through living an Authentic Life: December’s New Moon & Solar Eclipse.

On 4th December 2021 at 6:43pm (AEDT), we will be having a New Moon and Solar Eclipse in 12°Sagittarius.

If you don’t live where Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) is used, the New Moon occurs at 7:43am (UT/GMT).

This is a total eclipse, but for us in Tasmania we will only see a partial eclipse at around 8:05pm (AEDT): you will need to be in Antartica to see the full eclipse!

The New Moon in Sagittarius affords us the opportunity to optimistically plan for our futures!

This New Moon also being a Solar eclipse, really benefits from the Sagittarius urge for new starts, new adventures and new experiences. With these Solar/Luna energies  being projected through a Sagittarius lens, we will sense a new confidence to travel (maybe only within our minds) and explore the meaning of life.

A great time to set your intention to study, learn and gain a new and more expansive understanding of your reality.

The New Moon/Solar Eclipse being in the South Node of the Moon suggests that we may uncover and let go of outdated philosophies and ways of thinking that hinder our progress through life. 

Maybe a time to consider the veracity of my information sources – where do I find reliable, truthful information in this day and age? I say, ‘maybe’, but this is has been the message of the Lunar nodes for the last year or so – we have been tasked with finding a balance between the accepted truth of the Sagittarius South Node and the inquisitive and practical information of the Gemini North Node. We only need to reflect on the recent history of social media concerns, ‘fake news’, and the control of where we can obtain ‘truthful’ information, to get a feel for this pressing concern!

With the nodal axis about to change from Gemini/Sagittarius to Taurus/Scorpio, have we found the ‘answer’ to this question?

Could the New Moon/Solar Eclipse provide us with the opportunity to find faith within ourselves – to think with our hearts and allow intuition to take a more central role in decision making processes?

With the New Moon being in quincunx with Uranus (orange line on the chart opposite), we have a frustrating element being added to this opportunity to sow the seeds for finding meaning and faith.

A quincunx is a 150° aspect between planets in signs that have nothing in common: Sagittarius is a masculine, mutable fire sign, whilst Taurus is a feminine, fixed earth sign.

Here then, we don’t just need to find compromise, we need to find new ways of combing these energies and applying them to our lives. Will the New Moon/Solar Eclipse reveal that our faith has been misplaced? Can we find wisdom and security through living a more authentic life? 

Uranus remains in square with Saturn (red line on chart above), and as you’d be aware, this aspect has been ongoing throughout the year (its actually part of a cycle that commenced in 1988 when Saturn was conjunct Uranus in 23°Sagittarius, and will end when a new Saturn Uranus cycle starts at 28°Gemini in 2032).

The Saturn Uranus square is, as all squares are, a time of tension between the two planets. 

With Saturn in Aquarius, we have the push for innovative, structural changes – new ways of governance for example, being in conflict with Uranus in Taurus that wants authenticity, reform and security in the realm of our earthly resources. In a  way, Saturn is bringing new laws to manage revolutionary changes occurring to our planet, our values and worth.

Likewise, Uranus in Taurus is ushering in change in what we perceive as valuable, how we value our resources, and how we use them to gain security and wellbeing (think, energy sources, food stuffs, transportation, money, etc). Saturn could represent the traditional viewpoint of how we use earth’s resources, such as oil and the US dollar versus renewable energy and Bitcoin.

With squares, rather than dwelling on the frustration they create, we need to take action and do something to express the energies of both planetary needs: Saturn’s requirement for structure, commitment, and responsibility, needs to be harmonised and blended with Uranus’ drive for change, independence and freedom from the past! 

A difficult thing to do! No wonder we find ourselves in seemingly draconian times!

But here, with Saturn being in sextile to the New Moon (green line in chart above), the ‘authorities’ (Saturn) have an opportunity to plant the seeds for a more supportive and easier path to harmony with Uranus’ push for the change that is occurring. A Sagittarius New Moon coupled with a Solar Eclipse should be a great time for new discoveries: maybe new philosophies, medicines and technologies will be ‘seeded’ at this time which will benefit the continuing stability of humanity?

Another fascinating lunation, with so much cosmic energy for us to tap into and utilise for our conscious evolution – wishing you all the best!

Check your natal chart to get an idea of the influence of the New Moon/Solar Eclipse:

With the New Moon occurring at 12° Sagittarius, if you have planets between 10° and 14° Sagittarius, energy of these planets will fuse with the New Moon and create a ’super planet’ that will be expressed in the House it falls in (remember that the House equates to an area of life).

If you have any planets or points (such as your Ascendent) between 10° and 14° Gemini, the New Moon will be in opposition, creating the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies involved.

Planets or points at 10° and 14°  of Aquarius or Libra will be in sextile to the New Moon, and will provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities for growth.

At 10° and 14°  of Leo or Aries, any natal planets or points will form a trine with the New Moon, facilitating a greater sense of harmony and flow, but if not worked with, these energies will lack the vitality they could bring you.

If you have any planets or points between 10° and 14° of Pisces or Virgo, the New Moon will form a square aspect and will potentially bring tense energies that will create a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth!

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Revealing our values: Full Moon in 27°Taurus.

On Friday 19th November, 2021 at 7:57pm (AEDT) we will experience the Full Moon in 27°Taurus and very shortly thereafter, a Lunar Eclipse in Taurus.

With the Full Moon occurring in Taurus, the focus is on earthly matters: literally, our environment – the planet Earth and the stability and security we gain from partnering with the Earth.

In Taurus, we find concepts such as value and worth being applied to our resources and our selves: do we value the Earth sufficiently to work symbiotically rather the parasitically with Her resources – the resources we need for survival?

Is our self-esteem inflated or under-developed for our needs and our harmonious relationship with the planet Earth?

Do we have a false sense of security in our relationship with the planet Earth?

The Full Moon in Taurus raises these questions and many more. Being in trine to Pluto provides a flowing transformative energy that will see us penetrate the superficial and reveal the ‘reality’ that this lunation reveals!

Psychologically, the questions become internalised and we are tasked with reviewing our self-esteem, self-worth and value. 

Do we value ourselves sufficiently to find worth in our being?

A Full Moon affords us a time to review such questions and consider whether we are living according to our true values. The Full Moon provides a time to invest in ourselves and apply our true values to living a stronger, healthier, more stable and secure – Taurian – lifestyle.

Does the Scorpio Sun force the Taurian Moon to take some action to guarantee our security and secure our emotional/material value?

With Jupiter in Aquarius forming a a fixed t-square to this Full Moon, we can see any tension experienced being channeled into an expansive, optimistic and truthful manner – making us wise of the underlying issues of this lunation.

The Lunar Eclipse at the time of this Full Moon may further aid in revealing those areas of our lives that need more support: What can I do to feel more secure in the world today? Can I contribute to securing the Earth’s resources? 

Here then, will be an opportunity to consider what we need to do build our confidence, find value in our being and develop a partnership with the Earth’s resources that assures us of our mutual stability and future security.

Image: Partial Lunar Eclipsewww.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/partial-lunar-eclipse

In terms of the Lunar Eclipse, we will be experiencing a partial lunar eclipse. I use TimeandDate.com for all my astronomical timing and time zone information, and they have a great visualisation of this partial lunar eclipse as we will see it from 42° South in Hobart, Tasmania (the link will allow you to set it for your location).

Astronomically, this partial lunar eclipse will occur when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Full Moon.

Astrologically, eclipses are seen to bring some pretty dramatic events into manifestation or reveal some hidden knowledge, or something is reset: think of when the power suddenly and unexpectedly goes out; a fuse is tripped; the router reset!

What will experience at the time of this outage/surge? 

Eclipses in Earth signs such as Taurus have been correlated with severe weather events, earth quakes, and the such. With Taurus being a sign that reflects our values and material security, upsets to finances and monetary systems have also been experienced.

Will something be revealed about our worldly resources; or financial security; or climate stability?

This will be our last lunar eclipse for 2021 and the first of a new 2 year eclipse cycle in the Taurus – Scorpio axis.

Here we will experience a pull between determined wills as both Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs: the Will for resources – internal and external; personal and worldly.

This will see a need for us to find the middle ground between what I consider ‘my’ resources and ‘your’ resources: maybe we can come to an understanding that we ’share’ these resources and show gratitude to the provider – Gaia!

Recently, I was interested to hear of one of Earth’s entrepreneurs discuss his desire to use the resources of the Moon, Mars and the asteroids to sustain his vision of future humanity.

The interesting thing about his talk, was that it was part of a symposium entitled ‘Our Future in Space’ held last week on 10th November in Washington, and another speaker, the head of America’s intelligence agencies suggested that recent UFO investigations revealed an “extraterrestrial” origin!

Here is a link to a recording of the symposium https://youtu.be/UWyPk_f8aAA

Without getting off-topic and going down the UFO rabbit-hole, this highlights the sense of urgency in applying the Taurus-Scorpio energy to the question of our guardianship of Earth’s resources.

Rather than “strip mining” Gaia and then seeking additional resources off-planet as suggested by this entrepeuner (YouTube timestamp: 1:07:30), maybe we care for our resources and value our existence on the planet Earth?

Who ‘owns’ these resources: here on Earth and in the Universe around us?

An excellent essay asks that question here, and suggests our  “attitudes to space that focus on power and profit appear worryingly similar to the mindset of European and American colonial powers.”

Maybe, the “extraterrestrial” will not be too keen to see us “strip-mine” one planet and then move onto others in a parasitic fashion?

Before typing this blog post today, I meditated and when I was finished, I reached for a book I keep nearby and randomly opened a page to read.

This book, originally published in 1945, is Aldous Huxley’s ‘Perennial Philosophy’, which has been a constant source of spiritual clarity for me over the last 30 years, and today I read the following:

“The doctrine that God is in the world has an important practical corollary – the sacredness of Nature, and the sinfulness and folly of man’s overweening efforts to be her master rather than her intelligently docile collaborator… not brutally oppressed to serve our human ends.”

Aldous goes on to quote a Taoist parable which he interprets as reflecting “the living images of those busy persons who thought they would improve on Nature by turning dry prairies into wheat fields, and produced deserts; who proudly proclaimed the Conquest of the Air, and then discovered that they had defeated civilization ; who chopped down vast forests to provide the newsprint demanded by that universal literacy which was to make the world safe for intelligence and democracy, and got wholesale erosion, pulp magazines and the organs of Fascist, Communist, capitalist and nationalist propaganda.”

The ‘good-guy’ in this Taoist parable, “has no desire to bully Nature into subserving ill-considered temporal ends… his wish is to work with Nature, so as to produce material and social conditions in which individuals may realize Tao on every level from the physiological up to the spiritual.”

Aldous reports that historically, “The Greeks believed that hubris was always followed by nemesis, that if you went too far you would get a knock on the head to remind you that the gods will not tolerate insolence on the part of mortal men.”

“To have too much power over one’s fellows, to be too rich, too violent, too ambitious all this invites punishment, and in the long run, we notice, punishment of one sort or another duly comes.”

Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy (Modern Classic Editions, 2009) Pp76 – 78

How synchronistic that I should randomly select that passage!

And whilst I put the finishing touches to this post, I’m listening to Hawkwind’s song “Uncle Sam’s on Mars”  – some synchronistically poignant lyrics indeed!

Image: NASA – America’s Future Destinations – https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/multimedia/gallery/SLS_destinations.html

“Shoals of dead fish float on the lakes
But Uncle Sam’s on Mars
And science is making the same mistakes
But Uncle Sam’s on Mars
And no one down here knows how to work the brakes
But Uncle Sam’s on Mars

Uncle Sam’s on Mars, Uncle Sam’s on Mars
Uncle Sam’s on Mars, he’s on Mars

Layers of smoke in the atmosphere
Have made the earth too hot to bear
The Earth might be a desert soon
America has left the Moon

Uncle Sam’s on Mars, Uncle Sam’s on Mars
Uncle Sam’s on Mars, he’s on Mars

He’s on Mars

He’s digging for dreams in the red sand
He’s got his bucket and spade in his left hand
He’s digging for dreams

(Hawkwind, “Uncle Sam’s on Mars” 1976, by Robert Calvert, Dave Brock, Simon House, Simon King)

I hope the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse provides you with the emotional clarity to find value, worth and security in your inner resources of confidence, faith and will, so you can apply these to sustaining a symbiotic relationship with our planet Earth and the Universe around us.

Check your natal chart to get an idea of the influence of these cosmic aspects.

At 27° Taurus, the Full Moon will form a conjunction with any planets or points (such as your Midheaven) between 25° to 29° Taurus. The energy of these planets will fuse with the FullMoon and create a ’super planet’ that will be expressed in the House it falls in (remember that the House equates to an area of life).

If you have any planets or points (such as your Ascendent) between 25° to 29° Scorpio, the Full Moon will be in opposition, creating the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies involved.

Planets or points (such as the Nodes of the Moon) at 25° to 29° of Pisces or Cancer will be in sextile to the Full Moon, and will provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities for growth.

At 25° to 29° of Virgo or Capricorn, any natal planets or points will form a trine with the Full Moon, facilitating a greater sense of harmony and flow, but if not worked with, these energies will lack the vitality there could bring.

If you have any planets or points (such as your Ascendent) between 25° to 29° of Leo or Aquarius, the Full Moon will form a square aspect and will potentially bring tense energies that will create a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth!

Are you interested in predictive astrology? 

When the Sun reaches 03°Aquarius on the 22nd January 2022 (in the Southern Hemisphere) we will experience the first of the trigger dates stemming from this Lunar Eclipse.

Other dates to note are 18th May 2022 when the Sun is at 27°Taurus making a trine to retrograde Pluto in 29°Capricorn, and the 20th August 2022, when the Sun at 27°Leo is forming a quincunx with Pluto, who is still in retrograde motion at 26°Capricorn.

Events stemming from this Lunar Eclipse of 19th November 2021 will be revisited or have some form of re-focus placed upon them around these dates. With Pluto in the mix, expect issues of power and control to be a central factor!

If astrology interests you, I am available for readings or sign up for my learn astrology on-line course starting again in February 2022.

Sowing the seeds of freedom – New Moon 5th November 2021.

In the Southern Hemisphere we have a New Moon at 12° Scorpio on 5th November 2021 at 8:14am (AEDT).

In the early morning of Friday (here in the Southern Hemisphere) the Scorpio New Moon will energise us with the power to transform, regenerate and eliminate the old ways of being!

As with all New Moon’s, this is a great time to plug-into the universal energy and get something underway: a project; a resolution; a goal.

Scorpio is the sign known for its intuitive and penetrative focus – exploring the depths of what it means to be alive. Scorpio is willing to delve into the subject matters we rarely care to know about: the taboo subjects of life and death – especially death and all that holds for us here and now.

Death is for many a great taboo, but for the Scorpio, death is but a form of transition and like the esoteric totem of this Zodiacal Sign, the Phoenix rises from the ashes of the old into a new form, more splendid than that previously.

With this New Moon being opposite to transiting Uranus in 12° Taurus, we are being tasked to re-energise our core being, our creative power-source, and find new, radical and revolutionary ways to balance any restlessness we may experiencing with this New Moon.

Taurus is the sign of security and stability: factors essential for our sense of self-worth, comfort and value. With Uranus in Taurus, there is an urge to transform from the old into new, more evolved concepts of security and stability. 

What makes me feel safe and secure?  How can I feel secure in the current world of seeming instability?

Being in opposition to the New Moon, we may find ourselves (and our very concept of self) being challenged by external events! 

Without being challenged in life we can stagnate, and whilst Taurus is about stability, it is not prepared to allow itself to wallow: the Bull wants to endure through life with a determination that brings peace. 

Uranus will challenge this concept, and in doing so will pave the way for our sense of freedom to be renewed through facing and transforming the fear that undermines our sense of security these days.

Here, the New Moon energy is set to get something going that empowers us, and in Scorpio fashion, transforms us like the Phoenix!

Can we make this sense of fear a thing of the past and find renewal in confidence, surety, and above all, gain a sense of love and peace!

Check you natal chart to get an idea of the influence of these cosmic aspects.

At 12° Scorpio, the New Moon will form a conjunction with any planets or points (such as your Midheaven) between 10° to 14° Scorpio. The energy of these planets will fuse with the New Moon and create a ’super planet’ that will be expressed in the House it falls in (remember that the House equates to an area of life).

If you have any planets or points (such as your Ascendent) between 10° to 14° Taurus (where transiting Uranus will form a conjunction with these natal planets), the New Moon will be in opposition, creating the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies involved.

Planets or points (such as the Nodes of the Moon) at 10° to 14° of Virgo or Capricorn will be in sextile to the New Moon, and will provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities for growth.

At 10° to 14° of Cancer or Pisces, any natal planets or points will form a trine with the New Moon, facilitating a greater sense of harmony and flow, but if not worked with, these energies will lack the vitality they could bring.

If you have any planets or points between 10° to 14° of Leo or Aquarius, the New Moon will form a square aspect and will potentially bring tense energies that will create a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth!

I hope the New Moon illumines your life and that you are able to sow the seeds of authenticity, independence and freedom!

Take a look at my home page if you’d like to explore astrology and find out how you can use it to propel your success in this lifetime!

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The Illumination of who I Am – Full Moon at 27°Aries, 21st October 2021, 1:56am (AEST)

 “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14).

We could say that the seeds we planted at the Aries New Moon earlier this year have now come to fruition, the waxing cycle has reached its pinnacle and is soon to wane. 

Here, we have the Sun illuminate the progress we have made in the endeavours we set ourselves around 12th April this year.

What has come to light? What is revealed? What is the result? 

For better or worse, we are at the point of ‘harvest’.

We are now entering the waning phase, a time to go within and contemplate upon our ’success’ and to integrate it within ourselves, to share with others what we have learnt, and prepare the ‘seeds’ for a new Aries Moon cycle to commence in 2022.

Another prompt to ‘go within’ at the time of this Full Moon is the Cardinal T-square formed between the Full Moon (Sun-Moon opposition) and Pluto squaring the luminaries (Sun and Moon).

As the focal planet in this T-Square created by the Full Moon, Pluto will energise this event.

Pluto, the Greek god of the underworld: the world below where we may perceive ‘reality’ free from the illusion of the material 3D world!

Here we see the ’truth’: the veil has been lifted and the illusions removed – we are faced with the core of our being.

Being in Cardinal signs (Aries and Capricorn) suggests ‘action’ is required.

The universe is energising us to be pioneering, courageous, determined, and perhaps, self-sufficient.

With Pluto in Capricorn, we have Pluto in the mind-set of “roll-up-your-sleeves”, with its ultimate focus being on the “Great Work” (Stephen Forrest, [2012] The Book of Pluto. Seven Paws Press).

We’ve had our ‘Plutonian-sleeves’ rolled up since January 2008 and we will have them ‘rolled-up’ and doing Pluto’s ‘great work’ until 2024.

The ‘Great Work’ of Pluto is to transform: to completely penetrate to the core of existence, reveal the hidden reality, overcome fear, and regenerate into something more than it was previous. 

With Pluto in Capricorn, transformation is being forced on us in the areas of authority and power, both collectively as a society and individually as you and I.

What ‘riches’ from the underworld of Pluto can we mine within ourselves to bring to the surface as resources to defy fear, take control and become powerful in our own being?

Looking to the ‘empty space’ opposite Pluto, we find the sign of Cancer and here we get a clue as to what we need to do with all this transformative energy of the T-Square: nurture ourselves, go within and find peace, stillness and harmony!

With Cancer also being a Cardinal sign, we should take action to establish our inner peace: perhaps a pranayama or asana yoga practice would aid here?

Oh, by the way…at the time of this Full Moon, we also have Mercury opposing Chiron, challenging us to consider how our words and the way we communicate can wound each other. It also suggests we can find healing through harmonious authentic communication. More to meditate upon!

And there’s more (there always is)!

With Mars still conjunct the Sun in Libra, we may become somewhat indecisive or prone to anger (Mars is in opposition to the Moon!) during this period, but if we align ourselves with Mars’ drive and focus upon enhancing humanity’s sense of self-worth, esteem and value, we can then use Mars to ‘fight for our rights’ and gain ‘justice for all’!

Regardless, this Full Moon will be a powerful time for us to illuminate who we really are, and to find comfort in ourselves and to share our authentic selves with others for our mutual benefit.

A time to go within and review – Pluto takes us to the depths and has us return reborn anew – a more Authentic Individual – aligned with the Universal Individual – the core truth of our Being.

Where is 24°Capricorn in your chart: here transiting Pluto will make a conjunction, pushing for change – total change!

Any planets or points at 24°Cancer will represent a ‘release valve’ and provide you with additional support, through finding balance with in this Plutonian prompt to raise our consciousness relative to the T-Square formed with the Full Moon.

Planets and points in your natal chart at 24°Pisces/Virgo and 24°Taurus/Scorpio will be able to tap into this push for change in less drastic ways: free of obstacles and with supportive opportunities present.

Don’t forget to review what was happening in the world and your life at the the previous New Moon at 22°Aries that occurred on 12th April 2021 – this Full Moon will see events from that time come to a head!

Wishing you a a potent Full moon – may it illuminate a transformed, real you!

Take a look at my home page if you’d like to explore astrology and find out how you can use it to propel your success in this lifetime!

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Healing and Harmony across the Rainbow Bridge!

New Moon 13°Libra occurring on Wednesday, 6th October 2021 at 10:05pm AEST


On Wednesday 6th October, here in the Southern Hemisphere at 10:05pm, the Sun will conjunct the Moon at 13°Libra, forming the New Moon.

A conjunction occurs when two planets share the same sign and are within a close distance to each other. When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and whilst their energies remain unique to their own essence, they directed together.

This New Moon is itself conjunct Mars, inconjunct Uranus at 13°Taurus, and in opposition to Chiron at 10°Aries. This combination of planetary makes this a somewhat feisty New Moon!

Remember too: Mercury is retrograde and also influencing this New Moon! Communication concerns may become more evident and be seen as a stumbling block to the change the New Moon desires.

New Moon’s are about new beginnings, and here in Libra, diplomacy, co-operation and harmony is the agenda. With Libra being ruled by Venus, we have the combination of the two luminaries shining their light on the need for co-operation as She desires all beings to be at peace.

With Mars in Libra, the planetary energy to survive is channelled towards the Venus-principal that seeks harmony gained via relationships. This is somewhat difficult for Mars as He is concerned with winning at all costs and is here being forced to consider others!

Mars is in His detriment when in Libra. This suggests that He is not happy and cannot fully express His core nature.

In Libra, the sign of compromise, co-operation and harmony, Mars’ drive for action and to win, is shifted from an individual goal to that of the collective – together we can win!

Libra wants everyone to be happy – Mars wants to win: working with others will achieve His aim.

This Mars situation will strongly influence us all for nearly 2 years as on the 8th October He is conjunct the Sun at 15°Libra exact and will commence a new synodic cycle. Whilst Mars may become somewhat indecisive during this period, we can personally align ourselves with his drive and focus it to pioneering growth that enhances humanity’s sense of self-worth, esteem and value! Here we can use Mars to ‘fight for our rights’ and gain ‘justice for all’!

With the New Moon being opposite Chiron, a centaur that orbits the Sun between Saturn and Uranus the asteroid and the Kuiper belt, we get a beautiful Libra opportunity to find balance, compromise, and harmony between our luminous core being and our sense of being wounded.

In a recent discussion with my astrologer-friend Joanne, she reminded me of Barbara Hand Clow’s conception of Chiron as being the “rainbow bridge” as it “links the inner planets, which represent personal issues, with the outer planets, which represent transpersonal issues” (Barbara Hand Clow. 2013. Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini. Bear & Company).

Chiron is the bridge between Saturn, the last of the inner planets and Uranus, the first of the outer planets. So, with this New Moon we have the opportunity to start something new that will allow us to find balance between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’.

Chiron, being about health and our sense of wounding, is here, the bridge between our ‘old ways’ of suffering and our ‘new ways’ of healing. 

Uranus has been in Taurus since 2018 And will remain in this sign until 2026. Here Uranus is revolutionising our concepts of security and stability: this is the opportunity to reveal a radically new way of being. The challenges of these years are definitely pushing us to evolve and find freedom independent from the ‘old ways’ of being – the ‘old ways‘ of suffering!

Saturn in Aquarius can be seen as the ‘old ways’ of being, especially in the ways we think about who we are as the human race, how we communicate and understand our role in our society and culture. Saturn is often seen as stern and authoritarian: could it be that the ‘old’ way of governance requires replacing and a ‘new’ form of collective solidarity ushered in?

The strong inconjunct (more appropriately called a quincunx in astrology) between the New Moon and Uranus is providing us with the opportunity to develop new and unusual relationships that will bring us harmony, stability and safety.

Whilst we could face unexpected challenges, disruptions and revelations around the time of this New Moon due to the aspect to Uranus, we are afforded a great opportunity to work with elements of our life that may appear to be incompatible, but which can be brought together when we ‘evolve’, lift our consciousness and raise our vibrations. This is a topic covered in more depth in Barbara Hand Clow’s book Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini, and also in her seminal work, Alchemy of the Nine Dimensions, with the dimensions being levels of conscious awareness.

Perhaps this New Moon will prompt us to lift our awareness, and to take action that heals both you and I in a harmonious manner that sees humanity raise to new levels of being!

May the New Moon heal you and propel you on your journey to authenticity!

Knowing your natal (birth) chart will help you navigate and utilise these planetary energies to the full. Where you planets or points (i.e., Midheaven; Ascendant/Descendant, etc) between 11° and 15° of the following Zodical Signs will show you how the New Moon energy will be felt.

For example, 

Squares in Cancer or Capricorn will potentially experience tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth!

Oppositions in Aries will create the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies involved.

Trines in Gemini or Aquarius will facilitate a greater sense of harmony and flow, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there could bring.

Sextiles in Leo or Sagittarius will provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities for growth.

Conjunctions in Libra will share a purpose: they will be unified and their energies directed together.

Quincunxes in Pisces or Taurus will generate a need to seek innovation to resolve any challenges, and in doing so raise your understanding of life and your role in it!

Which House the planet or point is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the New Moon in your daily life.

Take a look at my home page if you’d like to explore this New Moon and your chart through an astrological reading.

Orbit of Chiron Image: user:Reyk, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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