Full Moon at 2° of Aries: Fated Connections – 9-24-2018

09-24-2018 Full Moon

When –
September 24th, 2018 ~ 10:54 pm EST / September 25th, 2018 ~ 02:54 am UST

Corollary New Moon at 26° of Aries
April 15, 2018 ~ 9:59 EST / April 16, 2018 ~ 01:59 am UST

This lunation brings us concerns regarding the Aries – Libra axis of relationships to self and relationships to others from the 1st to the 7th house.

The sun occupies 1° Libra, that 7th house of relationships to others, bringing focus. Those we relate to and defines and validates our ego-self. We will be focused on maintaining our relationships and enjoying those we are surrounded by.

The full moon is at 2° Aries, suggesting that we may want to spend more time at home and surrounding matters of the home environment. Initiating new things or even spend more time on things we like to do.

Mercury at 5° Libra is conjunct the sun and this makes our relationship matters more communicative, we may be compelled to make short trips or engage with our inner social butterfly. With a square from Saturn at 2° Capricorn, odds are we will call our from work and play hooky for the sake of those relationships. We may have obligations and we’ll feel compelled to ignore them. This is further emphasized by a trine from Mars at 3° Aquarius and Black Moon Lilith at 5° Aquarius, giving impetus from a very action-oriented and sexy place.

Venus at 18° Scorpio takes on a dark and deep sexy flavor, and our romantic interactions will be intense in nature. This is further demonstrated by a square with Black Moon Lilith at 5° Aquarius and Mars at 3° Aquarius. This friction could prove quite magnetic between the sexes, even if the clashing energy creates hard decisions or arguments – all this intensity draws like to like, and when the dust clears in the Scorpionic house of transformation, we will know if the intensity is worth while and meant to last or if it’s an issue of misused power and control.

Mars at 3° Aquarius in conjunction with Black Moon Lilith at 5° Aquarius makes those seductive encounters push the boundaries of the status quo in relationship and Mars is in the mood to entertain her. However, they both occupy the south node space in opposition to the north node at 2° Leo and this speaks to fated encounters with people from our karmic past. South node relationships may be helping us come to terms with unfinished business and tying up loose ends. But it could also mean we are becoming entangled in relationships that no longer suit us, and we may be giving too much of our time to old connections that are not progressing our lives in a meaningful direction.

The north node at 2° Leo trines the sun at 3° Libra and Mercury at 5° Libra, suggesting fated circumstances will be present in our relationships during this period. We should find all such matters move swiftly and smoothly.

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

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.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

New Moon at 17° of Virgo: Resource Instability – 9-9-2018

09-09-2018 New Moon
When – September 9, 2018 ~ 02:02 pm EST / September 9, 2018 ~ 06:02 pm UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 0° of Virgo on
February 19, 2019 ~ 10:53 am EST / February 19, 2019 ~ 03:53 pm UST

The prominent features of this new moon lunation is that it does not complete a cycle as others do, which begin with a new moon in a sign, and then finish several months later with a full moon in that same sign. This lunation does not complete its sign.

We have a Grand Earth Trine forming with Mercury at 6° Virgo, Saturn @ 2° Capricorn, and Uranus at 2° Taurus. Mercury and Saturn are dignified, making expressions of communication and authority and career easy.

A grand cross also takes shape with Venus at 0° Scorpio, Uranus at 2° Taurus, and Black Moon Lilith/Mars at 29° Aquarius, and the north node at 3° Leo. Hard decisions or situations may arise in this clash of energies; interestingly, with Venus in Scorpio and Uranus in Taurus, we have a case where Uranus occupies a Venus ruled sign. Resources and wealth and love relationships are strongly highlighted along this Taurus-Scorpio axis, from the resources we own to other people’s resources, there may be instability in that arena as resources are shifted via unforeseen circumstances or taken from us through loss or neglect.

On the Leo-Aquarius axis we have the north node in Leo in opposition to Black Moon Lilith/Mars, which also means Black Moon Lilith/Mars is conjunct the south node. Fated experiences may well await us, and one can expect there to be magnetic sexual experiences where Black Moon Lilith and Mars meet in the detached, dreamy and rebellious sign of Aquarius. These relationships may not be in our soul’s best interest as indicated by the conjunction with the south node, and our best use of the events is to understand how we can use them in service to our north node destination.

The sun and moon will conjunct Virgo at 17°, giving us impetus to be organized, efficient, discerning, focusing on our daily tasks, health and exercise. Pluto will trine from Capricorn, increasing the intensity of our focus, asking us to go deeper and look harder at our tasks, even to restructure the way we accomplish things.

An opposition with Neptune at 15° Pisces may pull us away from our responsibilities or complicate our efforts, confusing our direction or purpose.

Venus at 0° Scorpio, the ruler of wealth and beauty is in the Pluto ruled sign of Scorpio, so we can expect our romantic interactions and money matters to be intertwined with Scorpion themes, such as transformation, endings, and sex. Venus will square Mars at 29° Capricorn, indicating pressure from authority or career field, possibly coming from an elder male figure or leader position.

Mars at 29° Capricorn will square Uranus at 2° Taurus, which is also an issue regarding themes of resources, clashing with the needs of career and authority.

~25TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL SA’D AL AKHBIYAH~

The lucky star of hidden things or hiding places. Favorable for besieging and revenge. Destroys enemies, causes divorce, helps prisons and buildings, hastens messengers, hinders childbirth and hinders the action of the body. With moon here, unfortunate for everything except taking medicine.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

Full Moon at 3° of Pisces: Squares Dominate – 8-26-2018

08-26-2018 Full Moon
When – August 26, 2018 ~ 07:58 am EST / August 26, 2018 ~ 11:58 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 26° of Pisces
March 17, 2018 ~ 9:14 am EST / March 17, 2018 ~ 1:14 pm UST

This lunation has a strong concentration on the Virgo-Pisces axis, with numerous squares.

The sun occupies 3° of Virgo. We may find ourselves concerned with daily work and chores, our pets, our health habits and exercise. Virgo’s ruler is Mercury, which is in forward motion during this time after a retrograde period in the sign of Leo at 14°.

The full moon is at 3° of Pisces, and so this can be a time of emotional expression, of effusive feeling, of a desire to give all and so our hearts might not be as focused on the organizational detail oriented work the sun is asking us to perform. We want to pour out our hearts, but Virgo wants us to pour with greater consideration and discernment.

Mercury at 14° of Leo will give our expressions added drama and creative force which can suit this Virgo sun well, but at it’s worst, has the potential to make our Pisces infused hearts confess all – don’t drunk dial/text at this time or it will stoke others to anger, wounding your ego and causing yet more inappropriate words to be exchanged. This will be exacerbated by a square to Mercury from Jupiter at 16° of Scorpio, further setting the stage to unlock one’s tongue to reveal secrets and feelings better left unsaid.

With an additional inconjunct moving in from Neptune at 15 Pisces – watch your mouth! It will do us no good to let it run away with our heart.

Venus at 18° of Libra will square the god of the underworld, Pluto in Capricorn at 19° there may be difficulties between relationships in love and romance that require compromises we are unwilling to make or blindsided by and this will require transformation in the face of defeat – or even challenges from financial institutions and difficulties w/money flow.

Venus will also semi-square the sun, make expressions of affection and aspirations of money acquisition difficult and obstacles prolonged.

Mars at 28° Capricorn is still in retrograde motion; now he affects the realm of career, authority figures and fathers. Men will feel the energy of this Mars and may be reinforcing their authority or be examining what it means to be in a position of authority. This will be a reflective time for men who have earned power and respect in their lives, but for those who have not, insecurity may trigger arguments which force combative men into reflection.

Mars at 28° Capricorn will also face a semi-square to Neptune at 15° Pisces and so there may be confused messages coming from people in authority, or men who find their careers will present problems to which there are no cut and dry solutions. This will prove frustrating as the Mars impulse is a pull to action, but action becomes harder when well defined goals are absent.

Mars at 28° Capricorn will also conjunct Black Moon Lilith at 2° Aquarius; taboo female sexuality could find itself at war with the steadfast Capricorn flavor of retrograde Mars. Expect clashes between the sexes that are potent in the presence of female power, but these may be clashes of unexpressed desire.

Mars also contends with a square from Uranus at 2° Taurus. There could be an issue which arises suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of financial instability, and the cost could involve members of a team or a company. Whatever form this square takes, it will be the pressure between uncertain resources, whether a volatile stock market or checking account, and the needs of the status quo, or in this sense, a community with common purpose, such as the camaraderie among soldiers – Mars in the Saturn ruled Capricorn.

Saturn at 2° Capricorn will trine the sun at 3° Virgo and trine Uranus at 2° Taurus – a grand earth trine, good for stability, reliance, and dependability.

You may find during this time that all matters pertaining to these earthy signs will move quickly, organizing, health and exercise, grounded analytical thinking, discernment, pragmatism, good eating and appreciate of both body and beauty, will provide a sturdy foundation for long term plans or even just activities or events that give a sense of beauty and nurturing to one’s life.

The north node at 4° Leo makes a square to Uranus at 2° Taurus and forms an opposition to Black Moon Lilith at 2° Aquarius. Here, our future is complicated by instability in needed resources and our relationship to darker, primal sense regarding desire and it’s express with Black Moon Lilith in rebellious Aquarius.

~17TH MANSION OF THE MOON: IKLIL AL-JABHAH~

The crown of the forehead. Improves misfortune, makes love durable, strengthens buildings and helps seamen. With moon here, build, sow, plant, navigate, but do not marry.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

New Moon at 18° of Leo: Mercury Retrograde in the Royal Sign of Leo – 8-11-2018

08-11-2018 New Moon
When – August 11, 2018 ~ 05:59 am EST / August 11, 2018 ~ 09:59 am UST

Corollary Full Moon at 8° of Leo
January 21, 2019 ~ 12:17 am EST / January 21, 2019 ~05:17 am UST

We have an emphasis on the Leo-Aquarius axis during this new moon lunation in the sign of Leo at 18°. Expect projects started then to reach fruition at the completing full moon on January 21, 2019.

Together, the sun at 18° of Leo, the moon at 18° of Leo, conjunct Mercury at 14° of Leo, retrograde. We can expect some complications in the arena of business, children, and creative pursuits at this time.

Mercury in retrograde at 14° of Leo will also square Jupiter at 14° of Scorpio; perhaps our communications, our movements, will meet with a challenge as Jupiter expands the need for control and hidden secrets. We may have to transform our communications to be adequately heard or find ourselves stifled.

In addition, Neptune at 15° of Pisces forms an inconjunct to Mercury at 14° of Leo, and the sun and moon at 18° of Leo. We may find that we become indecisive in our lives where before we were certain of ourselves, but prior obligations prevent us from changing course. We are pulled into service against our will, but cannot back out.

Venus at 4° of Libra is in her dignity, but while her placement here is a happy one, she fields multiple aspects.

Venus at 4° of Libra trines Mars at 0° Aquarius, and our relationships with men and the male principle should prove magnetic and fast moving. Flirty Venus in Libra has the power to take the feistiness out of the Aquarius Mars contrarian stance.

Venus squares Saturn at 3° Capricorn, and here there might be a crunch in finances or a constraint in relationship, there might be demands from career that tread on a planned party, and our fun has to be cancelled – or at least given a rain check.

Venus also trines Black Moon Lilith at 0° Aquarius (which is also conjunct Mars retrograde). As a result, there should be a delightful fusion of feminine powers. You might be more seductive or glamorous than usual, just be careful your assertiveness doesn’t run away with you in this Mars energy. Too much glamour might cause some friction in the public and private sphere, so safeguard yourself against decisions that could negatively affect your reputation.

Mars at 0° Aquarius retrograde, also squares Uranus at 2° Taurus. This could raise the stakes of the unexpected and of combativeness. Men may find themselves in the grip of a mood swing, angry with small irritations one minute, and detached and frustrated by boredom the next. The best antidote to staying out of trouble is to keep busy and keep physically active, and most of all, take all precautions I sports to stay safe and ward off accidents.

With Mars also facing a semi-square to Neptune at 15° Pisces, be careful not to over indulge in drinking or escapist pursuits. It’s one thing to do something to let off steam, and completely another to do it to the exclusion of all else. All things in moderation, and again, be wary of the potential for accidents should Neptune’s influence add confusion where you least expect it.

North node at 5° Leo opposes Mars at 0° Aquarius, retrograde, which will agitate this sense of rebellion – and that is precisely the impulse that we should strive to avoid, for it will work against our north node karmic future that asks for a more Leonine consideration – the service of a king, for instance, will be a trait more rewarding but also harder to achieve at this time.

~11TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL ZUBRAH~

The mane. Good for voyages, gain by merchandise, redemption of captives. With moon here, plant, marry, but do not navigate.
– 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

Full Moon at 4° Aquarius: Leo/Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus – 7-27-2018

07-27-2018 Full Moon
When –

July 27, 2018 ~ 04:22 pm EST / July 27, 2018 ~ 08:22 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 27° of Aquarius
February 15, 2018 ~ 04:06 pm EST / February 15, 2018 ~ 09:06 pm UST

This full moon at 4° of Aquarius will bring us an element of chaos.

Significantly, Venus is transiting Virgo at 19°, in her fall, where love and affection will not be easily expressed under the influence of critical Virgo. Women will be in no mood to suffer fools.

Conversely, Mars is retrograde at 3° detached and rebellious Aquarius. Men may find themselves rebelling without a cause and this retrograde period demands a rethinking of action and an understanding of why; some may be inclined to act with no clear strategy in mind, creating an anxious, frustrating period.

Overall, this could be a poor time for relationships between the sexes, and only those who thrive in chaos or enjoy challenge – will find anything to like about this lunation.

Mars at 3° Aquarius also opposes the sun at 4° Leo, bringing emphasis to any rules or self-expression we might find dissatisfying, resulting in a desire to unleash our Mars energy where we feel our unique, individual voices stifled by others.

This will be especially potent as Mars at 3° Aquarius adding emotional intensity. Privately, we long to indulge in our feelings and be at one with who we truly are, and to express it in our physical lives – yet, our public lives might not have the room built into them for such a purpose. Our discomfort increases and with it, the potential for argument, combativeness.

The moon and Mars conjunct in Aquarius will square Uranus at 2° of Taurus, as well as the sun in 4° of Leo, suggesting a challenge to our resources, we may be called upon to use money creatively, or someone in our circle of friends is cash-strapped, or there is a chance to help finance a start-up. Venus in Virgo will not release the purse strings until her examinations are satisfied.

Venus at 19° of Virgo will form a trine to Pluto at 19° of Capricorn, while also opposing Neptune at 16° of Pisces – this will emphasize a tight-fisted hold on money, a lack of it, and an effort to service which might feel futile and give one a sense of a lack of gratitude, or being taken for granted. This may threaten good will between others if taken too far.

Saturn at 3° Capricorn retrograde will trine Neptune at 16° of Pisces, where we should find an agreeable quickening between structures and figures of power and a desire to dissolve rules and regulations that no longer serve the greater good, providing new freedom where before there was only restraint. Meanwhile, Saturn will also be inconjunct the sun at 4° Leo. The dissolution of the trine might spread discomfort and instability central to the self, and we will learn to accommodate – with difficulty.

The north node at 5° Leo will conjunct the sun and oppose the moon and Mars at 4° Aquarius, and the north node will also be square Uranus at 2° of Taurus.

Our solar, ego self will be aligned to the nodes purpose, while the moon and Mars will pull us away, distracting us with emotional matters and physical pursuits and we should not lose sight of the critical components of Leo – big-hearted generosity, leading by example, and the creative principle which like the sun, radiates onward. Courage is critical as this node faces a square from Uranus at 2° Taurus, bringing unpredictability to our resources.

~24TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL SA’D~

The luckiest of the lucky. Gives marital happiness, victory of soldiers but prevents the execution of government. With moon here, build, marry, make friends and travel.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

New Moon at 20° Cancer: Earth & Water – 7-12-2018

07-12-2018 New Moon

When –
July 12, 2018 ~ 10:49 pm EST / July 13, 2018 ~ 02:49 am UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 0° of Cancer
December 22, 2018 ~ 12:50 pm EST / December 22, 2018 ~ 17:50 pm UST

This new moon lunation in the sign of Cancer is marked by a Grand Earth trine between Venus in her fall, at 3° of Virgo, the 6th house of service, health, exercise, and organization; Uranus at 2° of Taurus, the 2nd house of resources, wealth, and finance; and Saturn at 4° of Capricorn, retrograde, the 10th house of career, authority, father figures, and rules.

The new moon of Cancer is also dignified, in its cardinal sign, as the moon rules Cancer; this would be an excellent time to create lasting endeavors. With Saturn also in its dignity in Capricorn, I can’t imagine a better time to set up foundations for work, career, investments in business, home and family. Set intentions for the long term and look toward December 22, 2018 for this moon to complete its cycle. The pragmatic, disciplined and strategic use of power will favor you now. This Grand Earth Trine is powerful, with a powerful moon – even challenging aspects will not stand in its way.

Venus at 3° of Virgo is also in her fall – in love and money we will tend to be more discerning, more critical. While this does not make for easy expression of love and affection in relationships it will pare down anything that cannot live up to Virgo’s exacting standards.

Along with the Grand Earth Trine forming between Venus, Uranus and Saturn in Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn, there will be a Grand Water Trine with Neptune at 16° of Pisces, Jupiter at 13° of Scorpio and the sun and moon at 20° of Cancer. This should, in addition to the earthy practicality of the earth trine, make for an emotionally deep time period with a focus on our feelings and how those feelings drive our decisions. We may be more introspective and impulsive, but the predominant earth energy will be present to harness such upwelling of feeling if we choose.

Mercury at 17° of Leo will make us more in the mood to let our mouth, our speech, our expression take center stage, and this will face a square from Jupiter at 13° of Scorpio, and an inconjunct from Neptune at 16° Pisces. We may be inclined to say things that strike a nerve – at its worst, we might regret what was spoken, but in its highest form we might stoke deep feelings in others that causes friction which can lead to change.

Pluto at 20° Capricorn will oppose the sun and moon at 20° Cancer. Secrets and issues of power and control may come into play or be revealed, particularly in the career arena. We may be forced to act on this information, and given the contact of Mercury to Jupiter and Neptune, we should be extra vigilant that our information should be correct before we act on it. If we are not critical and discerning, rash decisions can create more problems than they solve and destruction follows in its wake.

The north node at 6° Leo opposes Mars at 7° Aquarius, retrograde; men at this time may be impatient and eager to progress ideas, projects, actions, and find themselves stymied. The north node will also be inconjunct Saturn at 4° of Capricorn, forcing us to re-examine the foundations and structures in our career world and if it fits with the over arching push of the north node, which in Leo may be demanding more creativity than emphasis on status quo – Mars in detached Aquarius may well break the stale mate with strategic action and warrior spirit.

~9TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL TARF~

The glance (of the lion’s eye). Hinders harvest and travelers and causes discord. With moon here, plant, build, marry, but do not travel.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

Johnny Depp: Jupiter, Neptune & Saturn, Revisited

Some of you might remember those Neptune (in Pisces) and Saturn (then in Sagittarius) squares from 2016 — 3 particular aspects that spanned from late 2015 on. And some of you might also remember Jupiter was in Virgo, complicating matters by forming a T-square between these aspects.

In the recent Rolling Stone article, “The Trouble With Johnny Depp“, the writer Stephen Rodrick details the trials and tribulations surrounding the troubled Hollywood celebrity, and I couldn’t help but notice Depp experienced a series of turning points in his life during 2016 — namely, the death of his mother and the collapse of his marriage with Amber Heard. More than this as well — Depp’s lawyer Waldman became involved in his financial dealings, and litigation started in March 2016 against the team handling Depp’s finances.

Coincidence? I think not.

Reading the laundry list of Depp’s expenditures and alleged compulsive spending, it’s easy enough to see the influence of Jupiter all over his life. Jupiter is often given a free pass as a kind and benevolent force bestowing great gifts, but this ignores Jupiter’s down side: Jupiter expands the bad as well as the good. If you spent a nickel ordinarily, Jupiter and Neptune are going to want you to bet a million nickels on the horses, regardless of how bad the odds are.

Interestingly enough, one of the accusations is that Depp spent $30,000 monthly on wine — hello Neptune in Pisces — and when subject came up, Depp responded to the effect that it was much more than that! Jupiter and Neptune, indeed.

It’s not hard to see Saturn implicated in all of this. Saturn is the constraining force, Saturn is making his presence known from his debilitated space in Sagittarius, where the 9th house is key — a house of Jupiter. It would be hard to imagine anyone trying to put the brakes on their spending, their drinking, or their behavior during this time, and now that Saturn has moved into his home base of Capricorn, he will begin to draw blood and truly knuckle down, no longer having to war with the expansiveness of Jupiter by rulership.

While Saturn had still been in Sagittarius, it appears Depp made some token attempts to gain control over his expenditures, but with Saturn so debilitated, and under the influence of that Neptune square, everything must have been working against his intentions.

It’s a profound illustration that aspects from years past can have a ricochet effect into the future, and nowhere more potent than where Saturn happens to be, and where he is headed …

*Image source from wikipedia