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


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 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


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 11° Leo Reckless Love, Expanding Intensity – 1-31-2018

01-31-2018 Full Moon

When –
January 31st, 2018 ~ 08:27 am EST / January 31st, 2018 ~ 01:27 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 0° of Leo
July 23, 2017 ~ 05:47 am EST / July 23, 2017 ~ 09:47 am UST

You can read about this corollary lunation on the post at my website for free, here:
https://stars-by-design.com/2017/07/24/leo-new-moon-0-degrees-lionheart/

This full moon brings interesting aspects with Venus, the benefic which rules love and money. And, in addition, this is a lunar eclipse! And as with any eclipse, expect changes and shake-ups, endings and beginnings, closure and initiations.

Venus in 16° Aquarius aligns with the sun in 11° of Aquarius. Under this full moon, women will be initiating and taking action, and under the influence of quirky, innovative, dreamy Aquarius, she will be in a moon to express herself in unexpected way; with the sun present as Leo’s natural ruler. Venus will find favor in her guises, especially since the moon occupies Leo, which by rulership is owned by the sun. The luminaries will grant support to these Venusian endeavors and in Aquarian spirit, female actions are bound to be irreverent and reckless.

The North Node in Leo at 15° also opposes this Venus/Sun conjunction, which lets us know that as positive or seemingly good one might feel, or about gifts we might receive as a result of Venus’s blessings – earnings that satisfy our needs or a new found romance, they may not be in our best interests in terms of the big picture. It’s not a matter of whether it is lasting or temporary – only whether it is propelling us in the direction of our life’s purpose and it may be leading us astray from our North Node future. Take note and consider what comes to us easily and makes us comfortable and satisfies our pleasures might be not enough.

Jupiter at 21° Scorpio also squares Venus in 16° Aquarius which reinforces the presence of this goddess in our lives. Jupiter expanding the 8th house of Pluto, sex, death, taxes and other people’s money may open the door to the unexpected – not as a frothy clash of energy, but as an attraction of opposites. Jupiter expands the seductive power of Scorpio, and Venus empowered by the sun and emboldened to let her hair down in Aquarius let’s Jupiter make the first move. In terms of money, this might indicate friction in regards to earnings, or extravagant gifts – perhaps too extravagant. Jupiter could miss the mark and scare Venus away.

Saturn at 4° Capricorn is conjunct Black Moon Lilith, hammering home the power of female sexuality with all this feminine power highlighted under this full moon.

Capricorn is Saturn’s natural ruler and this makes Lilith his guest – or his prisoner. Consider the old fairy tale of Bluebeard and his wives. This union of reserved older man (Saturn) and volatile, magnetic and sexually liberated Lilith is a potent one, for it can be both fractious but mutually beneficial. The risk here is that an authority figure, or father, or older person inadvertently quashes Lilith’s intensity and sexual expression – as a Bluebeard, keeping her under threat and held down with fear. At best, the fiery Lilith can get the old man to open up – and learn a few tricks from each other.

The hardest part of this full moon will be the spate of semi-squares to the outer planets. Notably, Neptune at 12° Pisces semi-square Mercury at 29° Capricorn, indicating a significant ending, but this ending may be drawn out and hampered by Neptune. Consider an elder person with serious health problems who relies on a hospital machine to sustain life. The time to pull the plug has come, but the paper work requires more certification or care (Mercury in Capricorn), laws must be adhered to, and though everyone has said goodbye, the Neptune fogginess and indecision sends things into a stall point.

Also Pluto at 19° Capricorn is semi-square Mars at 3° Sagittarius suggests the link of power and control in deep politics struggling to strike a deal with a foreign force. There might be significant negotiations between governments and powers at this time in foreign lands, bu tall attempt to forward progress come to naught.

~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

New Moon at 26° Capricorn: Authority is Challenged

 

01-16-2018 New Moon

When – January 16th, 2018 ~ 09:18 EST / January 17th, 2018 ~ 02:18 am UST

Corollary Full Moon at 12° of Cancer
June 28th, 2018 ~ 12:54 pm EST / June 28th, 2018 ~ 04:54 am UST

Saturn at 3° Capricorn is only beginning to assert himself in his dignity of the 10th house, the place he feels most at home, where he keeps to the rules, enforces tasks, disciplines and brings with him a melancholic air.

Mercury at 8° and Black Moon Lilith at 7° are conjunct in this Saturnine house of Capricorn. There may be a female energy present who wants to flout authority, and Saturn might well let her, if her alignment with Mercury makes her charming enough to seduce old man Saturn. Or perhaps authority and sexual energy meet through communications, or, taken to a more abstract level, the seduction of business may have all the overtures of sexual advances – but without the sex. Saturn will frown at being taken advantage of unless there’s something in it for him.

Venus at 28° Capricorn is conjunct the Capricorn sun and Capricorn moon at 26°. Money and business flow without restriction, but responsibility and adhering to rules are key. Projects under this moon will have the potential to bear fruit, but they are ruled by Saturn, and so will require the effort and discipline Saturn so favors.

Our more taxing aspects come to us in the form of squares.

Uranus at 24° Aries squares Venus at 28° Capricorn, and the sun and moon at 26° Capricorn. Impulsiveness, brashness, or innovation may divert the careful planning of career-centered Capricorn. Recall the ancient myth of Saturn castrating his father, Uranus – this hard square between Uranus in the first house of the child Aries and the Saturn ruled Capricorn may indicate a similar castrating effect – something new enters the field of play, threatens the current status quo. Saturn is strong in his own house and will smother the new element before it has voice. Do not initiate projects that go against the grain of the established order, for they will not thrive under this aspect.

The North Node in Leo also squares Jupiter at 19° Scorpio, where Jupiter is also conjunct Mars at 24° Scorpio. Jupiter and Mars combine a potent, martial force, gearing up for a fight in the sign of Scorpio where Mars is trigger-happy. Our efforts to take charge will be undermined by this energy.

The semi-squares also give us a series of bitter pills to swallow. Mercury at 8° Capricorn semi-squares Mars at 24° Scorpio, once more reinforcing an undermined authority, but the process is slow and agonizing – could represent a failed business venture of a stock investment that promises more than it delivers through wild ups and downs, or a male figure who cannot communicate the necessary instructions to help a business operate effectively.

Jupiter at 19° Scorpio semi-squares Saturn at 3° Capricorn and the pain of the expanding planet against the planet of constriction here suggest a compartmentalization of underhanded doings or control issues in a business place or authority or even a field itself, where colleagues are revealed to be hiding something in the career field.

Neptune at 12° Pisces semi-squares Uranus at 24°, Venus at 28° Capricorn, and the moon and sun at 26° of Capricorn. This foggy Neptunian energy may give euphoria to a business venture or mislead us into a false sense of security – fraud may be at play.

One inconjunct stands out. Uranus at 24° Aries inconjunct Mars 24° Scorpio. The innovative ego child of Aries and the rapacious Mars soldier have nothing to offer each other here. Inconjuncts or quincunxes are incompatible and there may be no middle ground to work through – we can only try to pacify our self-centered needs (Aries) in a constructive matter and sometimes sports or physical activity, is a good way to off-set this.

 

~24TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL SA’D AL SU’UD~

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