New Moon 24° Taurus: Count Your Blessings – 5-15-2018

05-15-2018 New Moon
When –
May 15, 2018 ~ 7:49 am EST / May 15, 2018 ~ 11:49 am UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 1° of Taurus
October 24th, 2018 ~ 12:47 pm EST / October 24th, 2018 ~ 16:47 pm UST

This lunation focuses on 2nd house matters in the earth sign of Taurus, where the sun and moon conjunct at 24° bringing focus and activity on matters of wealth and resources and finance.

Venus rules Taurus and will be traveling through talkative Gemini at 25° making contracts and communications both pleasing and fortunate. In mutual reception, Mercury will also be in Taurus at 3° meaning that Venus and Mercury respectively are occupying each other’s home sign. This should be a very beneficial aspect for drawing wealth, exploring beauty, a wonderful aspect for artists, creatives, and musicians in particular.

Mercury will also conjunct Uranus at 29° Aries, bringing unexpected information or messages into our lives, especially where siblings are concerned, or we might be unexpectedly detoured on a short trip. Go with the spontaneous energy of discovery.

Mars, planet of action and our fighting spirit at 29° Capricorn, squares Mercury 3° Taurus and Uranus at 29° Aries. Mars gives extra energy to all his endeavors and sometimes can be too domineering in his desire to express himself – be diplomatic and enjoy sports, physical activities to offset the tension of these squares, but expect stubbornness to be an issue in potential arguments with Mercury in Taurus.

Neptune at 16° Pisces still trines Jupiter at 17° of Scorpio, a time where we might find ourselves prone to drinking, spending time alone, studying the occult or exploring our serious, spiritual side, recharging or looking to divert ourselves into an escapist hobby.

Neptune at 16° Pisces is making his influence felt through a series of semi-squares, indicating struggle as we try to achieve goals or get through daily life.

Neptune semi-square Mars at 29° Capricorn, and also semi-squares Mercury at 3° Taurus. This could indicate difficulties in the career arena with work prospects (Mars in Capricorn) or perhaps a payment cannot be completed until an obstacle is removed. Hold your breath and preservere, semi-squares take time to resolve in a way squares often do not.

Pluto at 21° Capricorn also forms aspects to the luminaries trining the sun and moon at 24° Taurus, this is an earthy trine, encouraging grounded activities, bringing rationality and pragmatism to any ventures begun now.

~5TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL HAK’AH~

A white spot. Helps the return from a journey, the instruction of scholars, building and gives health and good will. With moon here, begin war but do not sow or undertake any good.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

Full Moon at 9° Scorpio Battleground/Deathground – 04-29-2018

04-29-2018 Full Moon

When –
April 29, 2018 ~ 8:59 pm EST / April 30, 2018 ~ 12:59 am UST

Corollary to New Moon at 26 Scorpio
November 18, 2017 ~ 06:42 am EST / November 18, 2017 ~ 11:42 am UST

You can read about this corollary lunation on the post at my website for free, here:
https://stars-by-design.com/2017/11/19/scorpio-new-moon-26-degrees-11-18-2017/

This full moon at 9° of Scorpio may find us ruminating on issues intensely personal to our human experience and unique to Scorpio: sex, death, taxes, transformation, elimination, debts, divorce, inheritances. With the sun at 9° Taurus and the moon occupying the opposite sign, we can expect that this lunation has much to do with our sense of security as it regards home, the emotional environment of the moon and wealth and manifestation. Finance and control of finance may be highlighted.

Saturn occupies Capricorn at 9° moving retrograde so that we may have time to look over structures we built. If Saturn finds our actions, our intentions, wanting, he will want us to rebuild anew or tear it down for us. This is particularly evident for this lunation as he forms the majority of aspects to the personal planets and luminaries.

Saturn at 9° Capricorn, retrograde, forms an inconjunct to Venus at 6° of Gemini. The Saturnine sense of melancholy is increased in his dignity of Capricorn and will not be pleased by the mercurial and fun-loving Venus in Gemini who may be disposed to talk a little more and laugh a little louder. Inconjuncts are uneasy aspects in which we often find trouble resolving their friction and so much go out of our way to separate the energies that cannot get along, like two relatives who snipe at each other until it’s understood that only one can be invited at a time. Which will it be? Saturn, the stern task master, or bubbly Venus in quick silver Gemini?

While Saturn is harried by Venus, he also meets with challenges from Mercury, who squares at 12° Aries and is the ruler of Gemini, where Venus is currently transiting. As a result, Venus is supporting the energies of Mercury via rulership. Mercury comes with all the boldness of Aries which will not mix well with Saturn’s sense of disciplined restraint. Communications could be shut down or hampered should Saturn make his displeasure known. Show respect to this authoritarian element and fealty to the status quo, and it will go a long way to repairing any damage or hurt feelings.

Saturn trines the sun at 9° Taurus which means despite potential clashes with Venus and Mercury, authority, or other older figures will be inclines to work in your favor. This favorable trine may come about as a result of friction from other aspects, because even Saturn can recognize value in undisciplined people and might appoint himself teacher to steer you away from your bad habits, with Saturn in his ruling sign of career-oriented Capricorn, this may play out in your career field among bosses, mentors, and colleagues.

Foggy Neptune at 15° Pisces trines Jupiter at 19° of watery Scorpio. By rulership, Jupiter is a guest in the house which Pluto and Mars rule, which means Jupiter’s expansive nature is giving power to Pluto/Mars – this will set off the conjunction of Pluto at 21° Capricorn with Mars at 22° Capricorn in Saturn’s house. This gang of malefics has great potential for violence and death on the downside, but conversely, transformation and glory on the other. There could be opportunity amid crises. Another theme to keep an eye on would be, not violence and death of individuals, but of career fields via corporations. I would advise caution during this moon.

Black Moon Lilith will also be with them, packing a punch with all her intense sexual energy and power, a rogue’s gallery of shadows if ever there was one. A good way to anticipate what might be brewing is to look back at the Scorpio new moon of November 18, 2017. Events which originated then may now be implicated – I would expect wider political events that started then to reach their final stages with after shocks affecting the general public, often for the worse: expect restraint, constricting laws, enforcement, government scandal, abuse and inappropriate use of power, all creating resentment which simmers with potential violence. It is my hope that out of this chaos, there will be opportunity for positive change once the smoke clears. But all things on heaven and earth are held to irrefutable natural laws – energy can neither be created or destroyed. This law of thermodynamics implies as well that for one thing to happen, it’s energy must pull from somewhere else, and the universe is under no obligation to make that balancing act pleasing to us and our lives. No matter our intentions. So be careful and watchful as fate takes its role in our lives.

This brings us to the north node, which is the path of our life’s quest, our karmic future. North node occupies 10° of Leo, which will make it inconjunct Saturn at 9° Capricorn. Our life’s mission than, might be at odds with conventional rules and wisdom, forcing us to think about how to both please accepted rules of conduct and figure out which rules to break to achieve our life’s mission.

The node trines Mercury at 12° Aries making us more bold in our communications with regards to our purpose, and the nodes squares the sun at 9° Taurus and squares the moon at 9° Scorpio. Intense pressure and fated event regarding wealth, both inner and outer, finance and resources will be indicated, flavoring this moon as well as our future.

~18TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL KALB~

The heart. Causes discord, sedition, conspiracy against prices and rulers, and revenge from enemies, but frees captives and helps building. With moon here, plant, sow, travel, and go to war.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

New Moon 26° Aries, Stifled Rebellion – 4-15-2018

04-15-2018 New Moon
When –
April 15, 2018 ~ 9:59 EST / April 16, 2018 ~ 01:59 am UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 2° of Aries
September 24, 2018 ~ 10:54 pm EST / September 25, 2018 ~ 02:54 am UST

Uranus at 28° Aries conjuncts the sun and the new moon at 26° Aries, flavoring the lunation with all the hallmarks of electrifying Uranus, and powered by the act-first spirit of Aries. You’ll feel rebellious, inquisitive, restless, and even frustrated by others or your environment if they’re not moving in a new direction. You want to forge new territory and leave the boring routines behind in pursuit of blazing new trails.

This aspect of Uranus joining forces with the sun and moon will experience challenge from Pluto at 21° Capricorn. From there, Pluto makes aspects to the luminaries and Venus. Pluto squares the luminaries occupying the 26° mark of Aries. We can expect our rebellious self expression to be seriously curtailed by either a person in a place of authority over us, or a corporation or institution, for Pluto is in Saturn’s house. We may find our attention directed to something behind the scenes of our lives that invites discomfort or serious reflection, and will deliver us into a melancholic mood.

Conversely, Pluto at 21° degrees Capricorn forms a trine to Venus in her dignity at 19° of Taurus. This stabilizing, earthy trine will help offset the ill effects of Pluto; Venus will provide a voice of reason should conflict arise, and she is strong in the sign she rules – the sign of material wealth and manifestation, that of Taurus. A walk in a garden, or a well chosen art print in a troubled work place could do a wealth of good right now.

Further, Mars at 16° Capricorn also trines Venus; possible romance may present itself, or merely beneficial interactions between men and women or those bearing qualities of the masculine or feminine.

Venus’s dignified placement is the most positive aspect of this lunation; and she faces a challenge from Jupiter at 21° Scorpio, retrograde. You will be able to take advantage of Venus’s romantic and aesthetic qualities, but money won’t be one of them. Jupiter in Taurus’s opposite house of Scorpio reminds us of the pain of deprivation. Be careful of over spending or bad investments, money could be taken from you either in the interest of debt, shady loans, or even simple theft.

Saturn at 9° Capricorn squares Mercury at 4° Aries. Don’t let Aries run away with your mouth, as Saturn in his dignity will frown upon the lack of restraint from childlike Aries. You may face consequences for what you say and that includes gossip or slander, whose consequences can be more far reaching.

Mercury at 4° Aries also forms at 19° of Taurus, which suggests our communications may not be a fulfilling or satisfying this period, and perhaps a flirtation goes awry or is mistaken for something it isn’t.

The north node in Leo, where our karmic future lies, is at 11° of Leo, where it forms an inconjunct to Saturn at 9° Capricorn. We may find ourselves in a predicament, facing an unmoving bureaucracy, where waging a battle from the front only leads to sabotage. Problems have solutions; but predicaments, unlike problems, do not. It will be harder to maintain the royal essence of Leo and be true to yourself when the predicament is faced. It will not be ideal, and you may have to compromise something essential to you to reach a goal.

Black Moon Lilith at 17° Capricorn finds herself with strange bedfellows under this lunation – she is conjunct Pluto at 21° Capricorn, and conjunct Mars at 16° Capricorn, and trine Venus at 19° Taurus. Black Moon Lilith has never shied from tall, dark, and dangerous, and between Pluto and Mars, this may be exactly what she gets. There could be power issues at play with sex. Lilith is fearless and beside Pluto, she has much to share with him at this time, and with the trine to fertile Venus from her home sign of Taurus, expect all the forbidden pleasures Lilith offers to become more intense with Pluto and Mars’s influence. Pluto and Mars often provoke violence but in this case, the simmering physical frustration is Lilith’s to transform into seductive sexual energy. She will hold nothing back – though she may demand her due from her partner, or partners, through either monetary compensation or an emotional pay off.

~3RD MANSION OF THE MOON: AL THURRAYA~

The many little ones. Profitable to sailors, huntsmen and alchemists. With moon here in the case of an election, plant and sow but do not marry or travel by water.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

Full Moon 10° Libra Home and Career – 3-31-2018

03-31-2018 Full Moon

When –
March 31, 2018 ~ 8:37 am EST / March 31, 2018 ~ 12:37 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 26° of Libra
October 19, 2017 ~ 03:12 pm EST / October 19, 2017 ~ 07:12 pm UST

You can read about this corollary lunation on the post at my website for free, here:
https://stars-by-design.com/2017/10/19/libra-new-moon-at-26-degrees-10-19-2017/

This full moon Libra at 10° occurs with Mercury heavily signified. Mercury, the messenger, is already in retrograde Aries at 12°, opposition to the Libra moon, and further intensified by a conjunction to the sun in Aries at 10°.

With Libra being the natural house of relationships and a cardinal sign, no doubt our home life, as exemplified by the more emotional moon, will be figured into our lives during this period. Our spouses, partner, others we relate to, whether casually or intensely, might be finding their way into our behind the scenes private life. Mercury is bound to throw the monkey wrench into our well-laid plans from his perch in the individual focused house of Aries. Retrograde, agreements and contracts are always fraught with problems during a retrograde period, but anything to do with the home life and relationships is going to be even more difficult. Planning a wedding? Wonderful! Hopefully the wedding was initiated outside the Mercury retrograde period – otherwise, keep careful track of dates and times and expect even with all that planning to go awry. Expect misunderstandings between spouses, friends, family, and issues surrounding the home. Now’s the time to hunker down and focus energy on anything left undone and Mercury will be friendlier to you.

We have an interesting aspect in the form of a conjunction between Venus at 0° Taurus in her dignity, and rebel Uranus at 27° Aries. Unexpected money or good fortune in the form of an asset/commodity – jewelry or precious metals, for instance – could find it’s way to you.

We have a series of harsh aspects forming in Capricorn, which is the 10th house of career and that which you’re known for, your reputation, rules, and the status quo. This is Saturn’s house by rulership, and also like Aries and Libra, Capricorn is a cardinal sign.

Under this full moon, Mars, the god of war, and Saturn, the melancholy disciplinarian, are making squares to sun, moon, and Mercury. Mars and Saturn meet in Capricorn, Mars at 7° and Saturn at 8°. This tell us that our lives, both public and private, will be affected and potentially shaken by pressure in our careers and life path. While we’re preoccupied with keeping our heads together in our home lives under Mercury’s retrograde, we will barely have space to breathe before we are confronted with new challenges. There might be a strict boss demanding more of us than they have a right to, but the reward the hard work promises might be too good to pass up.

Whatever the circumstance, make sure it’s equitable, be polite and politic, for any arguments with authoritative figures will likely not advance your career or go in your favor. Saturn demands work, hard work, so if you want to disentangle yourself, you’ll have to find a way to do it that respects authority and the rules. Conversely, if someone starts an argument with you, defuse it as quickly and politely as possible, for with hard squares to Mars, the energy of the physical is emphasized. Be careful while engaged in sports or labor, particularly if it involves your career.

Mars at 7° Capricorn squares the sun and 10° Aries, and squares Mercury at 12° Aries, retrograde, while Saturn at 8° Capricorn, squares the sun at 10° Aries, squares the moon at 10° Libra, and squares Mercury at 12° Aries, retrograde. This will result in an intense pressure across some of the most important aspects of our lives.

In addition, Mars at 7° Capricorn forms a semi-square to Jupiter at 22° Scorpio, indicating too that our lives could face challenges in our career and concerning the 8th house of Scorpio where Jupiter expands these sensibilities of taxes, debts, death, transformations, sex, and elimination. It could be that your work place is in transition, with an aggressive co-worker or boss complicating matters.

Black Moon Lilith at 15° Capricorn squares Mercury at 12° Aries, retrograde, and here too, the theme of career is emphasized and this square may highlight pernicious gossip, slander, or defamation.

The north node at 12° Leo offers support, however slight, with a trine to Mercury at 12° Aries retrograde, and trine the sun at 10° Aries. If we have a leadership position, we may be well favored, or favored by those in a leader role – either way, a fated event amidst the turmoil may give us a chance – or more possibly, require us to be leaders in our circumstances – it will be difficult, as the north node quest always is, but it will be necessary.

~15TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL GHAFR~

The covering. Favourable for extracting treasures, digging pits, helps divorce, discord, the destruction of houses and enemies, and hinders travelers. With moon here, unfortunate for anything.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

New Moon 26° Pisces Aggressive Spirit, Creative Fire – 3-17-2018

03-17-2018 New Moon

When –
March 17, 2018 ~ 9:14 am EST / March 17, 2018 ~ 1:14 pm UST

Corollary Full Moon at 3° of Pisces
August 26, 2018 ~ 07:58 am EST / August 26, 2018 ~ 11:58 am UST

This new moon occupies Pisces at 26° and completes a cycle to its full moon counterpart on August 26, 2018. During this new moon period occurring in the 12th house of sorrows, reflection, solitude, secret enemies, occult and institutions, it won’t be long till we cross into reborn Aries, the house of self, initiation, dynamic spirit and the inner child.

Venus and Mercury give us hints to this shift as they’re already crossed over into Aries where they form a conjunction, Venus at 13° and Mercury at 14°. Venus is in detriment here as Aries is ruled by Mars and her feminine presence is suppressed by the male fire of Aries. Mercury may find our talks and communicative inquisitive, bold, and thriving off combat.

Adding to that aggressive energy of Aries are aspects to Mars applies a square to the sun and moon in Pisces from his perch in Sagittarius at 29°, indicating potential endings at this late degree before crossing into the calmer and more restrained, calculated Capricorn. Mars may have a final burst of energy before the Saturn ruled house of melancholy and focused strategy takes him. Men might find this shift presenting them with finishing a trip of a lesson or a private project, or perhaps it is discovered that some of us took on too many tasks during the Mars in Sagittarius period, leading to last minute frustrations in public and private. Whatever the case, new challenges in the Capricorn centered career field may arise and it would do well to clear the decks before this occurs.

While Venus at 13° Aries is already not quite feeling herself in her detriment, Saturn at 8° Capricorn squares her – indicated a possible strain in finance or difficulties in love. Someone may act brashly and regrets emerge later. Women or those with a strong female sensibility should be patient, both with themselves and others during this period. Be prepared by having that rainy day fund at the ready.

A retrograde Jupiter at 23° of Scorpio trines the sun and moon at 26° of Pisces. This strong, water influence should help us in our personal and private lives as we are better able to discover and perceive information beneath the superficial, discerning with a fine eye what we need to know and when we need to know it, our sense of the spiritual may quicken, promoting our relationships between the spiritual, occulted and those who move in those circles.

Black Moon Lilith at 14° Capricorn also creates a clash through squares to Venus at 13° Aries and Mercury at 14° Aries. Women may find aspects of their life at odds with each other, feeling disoriented and out of sorts as the struggle between the sense of work and authority, fun and play. The responsible mother and dynamic free woman will find their aims at odds and Venus will find their aims at odds and Venus will be too hampered to argue. Communications involving personalities like this may go awry.

Uranus at 26° Aries trines Mars at 29° Sagittarius, bringing fire into our lives. We might have erratic behavior when juxtaposed by the unexpected, or a rebellious streak looking for satisfaction. Creative spontaneity is favored giving the child-like Aries the impetus to explore her territory with Mars in Sagittarius behind the wheel.

We have prominent aspects to the north node at 12° Leo featuring a trine to Venus at 13° Aries and a trine to Mercury at 14° Aries, from the 5th house to the 1st house. The north node wants us to explore our sense of fun, creativity, and drama, to find the dynamic artist in ourselves, and aspects to Venus and Mercury in Aries brings the enthusiasm and child-like delight so essential to creativity and the arts. Endeavors move smoothly under such a fiery trining force.

~28TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL BATN AL HUT~

The belly of the fish. Increases harvest and merchandise, helps travelers through danger, strengthens prisons and causes marital happiness and loss of treasure. With moon here, travel and take purgatives.


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Lunations 2018

Full Moon 11° Virgo Dissolution Into Evolution – 3-1-2018

03-1-2018 Full Moon

When –March 1, 2018 ~ 7:52 pm EST / March 2, 2018 ~ 12:52 am UST

Corollary New Moon at 27° Virgo
September 20, 2017 ~ 01:30 am EST / September 20, 2017 ~ 05:30 am UST

You can read about this corollary lunation on the post at my website for free, here:
https://stars-by-design.com/2017/09/21/virgo-new-moon-27-degrees-9-20-2017/

This full moon occurs at 11° Virgo, the 6th house, indicating a space where our personal, private selves are caught up in routines, our health, exercise, day to day work and habits and routines.

Virgo is ruled by the planet of communications, Mercury, and so the moon in Virgo directs our attention to Mercury, because the moon’s energy will be supporting Mercury by rulership.

Mercury at 22° Pisces, the 12th house occupies the opposite sign of Virgo where the moon is transiting, which might give the impression of clashing energies, but because of Mercury’s relationship as natural ruler of Virgo, instead releases this tension and gives us our opportunity to use this moon and unite the apparent opposites that Virgo and Pisces present – one side highly organized and enforcing boundaries, the other, creative chaos and dissolving boundaries. The dissolution of the Pisces sign is harnessed by Virgo moon and a supporting trine from Saturn at 7° Capricorn to the moon, turning dissolution into evolution.

Mercury at 22° Pisces also conjuncts Venus at 23° Pisces, who is in her exaltation in Pisces, further enhancing our romantic sensibilities under the Pisces sun at 11° where Neptune is also conjunct the sun at 13° and in opposition to the Virgo moon. Our public and private lives will be balanced between Neptune’s compassionate, enveloping watery nature and the earthy Virgo moon trine Capricorn, Saturn’s enforcing sensibility. Creative projects begun in the past may reach a new stage of refinement, or even subjects involving spirituality and private contemplation finds greater application under the Virgo moon influence.

Jupiter at 23° Scorpio also trines Venus at 23° Pisces and Mercury at 22° Pisces, inviting the deep, dark, mysterious power of the Scorpion in to help us expand into these evolutions.

Black Moon Lilith at 12° Capricorn also comes into play as it trines the Virgo moon at 11°, suggesting a partnership between the virgin and the magnetically sexual and independent Lilith during this time. The day to day tasks and organization which Virgo rules could find fierce energy available to women or anyone tapped into the feminine mystique – consider those day to day routines of fixing one’s hair, maintaining a glamorous appearance particularly favored.

There is the presence of aggressive male influence as Mars at 20° of Sagittarius squares Venus and Mercury in Pisces. Perhaps a man in your life is rambunctious under the influence of expansive Sagittarius and this results in an argument, broken promises, disagreements and divergent view points. Lovers may find it hard to connect under this square and find their common ground.

We find friction in semi-squares with Saturn at 7° of Capricorn semi-square to Jupiter at 23° Scorpio – power games might arise in the career field whose end goal is not clear, a sexual relationship might become unexpectedly complex, or a father or authoritarian figure might be trying to enforce control – all things that might drive us deeper into a rabbit hole we did not plan on going down.

Uranus at 25° Aries forms a semi-square to the sun at 11° Pisces. Expect the unexpected! We may have to face a shocking change that interferes with our essential self, a matter involving children or a pushy, self-centered person, finding difficulty adjusting to a change in health status or a temporary stay in an institution.

Uranus at 25° Aries also inconjuncts Jupiter at 23° Scorpio, and here there will be a friction whose only answer might be compartmentalizing separate parts of our lives that cannot achieve harmony. Controlling and power centered Scorpio cannot meet with the up-front, me-first Aries; resolving the ever changing rebellious nature of Uranus in Aries will require a level of diplomacy that Jupiter in Scorpio is not suited to enact; Scorpio wants what it wants and damn the rest. Damage control is key.

The North Node in Leo at 13° also inconjuncts the sun at 11° Pisces. This is another occasion where compartmentalization may be key – for the public and regal Leo pointing the way to our karmic future does not find the company of the sun to be at ease in the contemplative 12th house nature of Pisces. Moving behind the scenes is better, but Leo demands, and commands, the drama of the public.

~13TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL AWWA~

The Barker. Gives benevolence, gain, voyages, harvests and freedom of captives. With moon here, sow, plant, take medicine, but do not travel or marry.
– Vivian Robson


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

New Moon at 27° Aquarius Dreams To Stark Reality, Transformation Required – 2-15-18

02-15-2018 New Moon

When – February 15, 2018 ~ 04:06 pm EST / February 15, 2018 ~ 09:06 pm UST

Corollary Full Moon at 4° of Aquarius ON
July 27, 2018 ~ 04:22 pm EST / July 27, 2018 ~ 08:22 pm UST

Aquarius makes his mark on us this new moon with promises he will find difficult to keep. Aquarius, detached, rebellious, and dreamy, invites the sun in at 27° with the moon at 27°, and last, Mercury at 25° for a communicative conjunction. And while Aquarius may intend to keep his promises, he encounters difficulty when Jupiter at 22° Scorpio squares the sun, moon and Mercury.

Jupiter expands the natural 8th house of Scorpio, that house of pain, suffering, death, sex, the hidden and occulted, the house of transformation, suggesting that an obstacle, unforeseen, or even painful, presents itself, forcing us to make hard choices we did not anticipate. Perhaps that resistance to the status quo is no longer a viable path, perhaps we lost friends too easily, broken promises or a failure to live up to an obligation made under Mercury’s hasty influence. To get out of this mess you may have cause, transformation is required – whether it’s living up to a lie or turning it into a reality.

Trigger happy Mars in the natural 9th house ruler of Sagittarius at 12° may find us initiating projects far afield, or engaging with foreign cultures or publishing – but friction could be present as this Mars aspect squares to Neptune at 13° Pisces. Neptune wants to play the days away and swim in deep waters, but the happy go lucky nature of Sagittarius married to Mars’ physical, fiery thrust breeds dissatisfaction and neglect. Men might be more forceful in the face of vagueness and how they react to a passive aggressive force that is reluctant to give a straight forward answer, bringing discontent. Conversely, if Mars goes with the flow, there is great potential to expel this force in inclusive physical activity or traveling with no destination in mind.

The North Node in Leo at 14° trines Mars at 12° of Sagittarius. Here is a lovely push in the direction of our fate to embrace the Leonine house of play and creativity, hobbies and entrepreneurship and taking center stage. Mars charges us with even more confidence, bringing a happy go lucky attitude. Fire meets fire. Imagine the nodes in Leo serving as king and queen, and Mars in Sagittarius a general – the heroic Odysseus. They work together in harmony. Use this influence to further gain dominion and rulership over your own life and you will have the resources, (perhaps from a foreign source or a scholarship for an institution of higher learning) to lead a promising campaign for the future. Keep your eyes on the long term goal for the completion of this new moon in July 27, 2018.

A series of semi-squares present us with friction not as easily resolved in the same flash-bang pressure cooker that as square or opposition provides.

Jupiter at 22° Scorpio, expanding our desire for control and our ability to perceive corruption – or fall prey to it – semi-squares Saturn at 6° of Capricorn in his dignity. Saturn is powerful on his own throne, and is well placed to quash the upstart Jupiter, who may be engaged in acts of criminal nature, hiding wrong doing – or otherwise tempting us with over the top, too good to be true promises. If we are not the victim, than we are the perpetrator, and Saturn will likely be pleased to watch us dig our own hole before he lets us fall into his trap to teach his discipline. Beware that your need for control, sex, sadism, or violence is not breaking the boundaries of equity or the laws, for Saturn will master you, and it will be a long, drawn out affair under the semi-square influence.

Another prominent semi-square involves Venus at 6° Pisces and Pluto at 20° Capricorn, which presents an interesting friction between opposite sensibilities: the dreamy Piscean Venus, in her exaltation, is receptive and all forgiving and might represent the unconditional love of a mother, spiritual or otherwise, coming up against the Plutonic, stark demands of reality based Capricorn, who counts every cent and keeps eyes on accounts and plays by the rules. Here, again, a theme of dreaming, awakening to stark reality. There maybe a long, drawn out difficulty between a mother, a female figure, involving a hidden debt or inheritance which way to take a great deal of time to untangle.

Lastly, interesting aspects between Black Moon Lilith abound as at 10° of Capricorn she reaches conjunction with old man Saturn at 6° degrees of Capricorn.

Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn is a guest in Saturn’s home; think of a rebellious, hormonal teenager discovering her sexuality. Like Saturn, Black Moon Lilith can express this magnetic sexuality through an amazing self-sufficiency and independence, and it may be that strong-headed women discover the influence of men in their lives or either aiding them in finding their path through this intense feminine self – or badly hindering it. At his worst, Saturn will nitpick her, nag her, and burn her at the stake – anything but admit how her raw command of her sex disrupts his sense of order. The lesson of this conjunction will be in harnessing these two powerful energies for the best they have to offer.

Complicating Black Moon Lilith at 10° Capricorn is a semi-square to the sun, moon and Mercury. Expect this semi-square between rebellious Aquarius and upstart Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn to once again introduce our daydreams to stark reality, as Lilith might be providing an irritant at the sun and moon’s party. Black Moon Lilith will demand her place at the table but there may not be room for one more and it may prove impossible to placate her, leading to longer ranging consequences.

~26TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL FARGH AL MUKDIM~

The Forespout (of the water-bucket). Causes union, health of captives, and destroys buildings and prisons. With moon here, plant, sow, bargain, marry but do not navigate.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018