Full Moon at 7° Gemini: Retrograde and Tongue-Tied – 11-23-2018

11-23-2018 Full Moon

When –
November 23, 2018 ~ 12:41 pm EST / November 23, 2018 ~ 17:41 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 22° of Gemini
June 13, 2018 ~ 03:45 pm EST / June 13, 2018 ~ 7:45 pm UST

This lunation concerns itself with the Gemini-Sagittarius axis – our personal, local communications to our worldly, foreign affairs. There are quite a few changes in this lunation. Venus is stationing and no longer in retrograde motion, at 26° of Libra, dignified in a cardinal, relationship house.

However, Mercury has gone retrograde and is at 9° of Sagittarius. We can expect bumps in the road when it comes to our communications, contracts, conversations, and machinery.

The sun at 1° Sagittarius emphasis the happy go lucky sign of publishing, philosophy, and higher education and foreign cultures.

The moon at 7° of Gemini turns our private lives and emotional selves to concerns regarding siblings, short trips and communications. We can expect potential SNAFUs here, since Gemini is ruled by Mercury. We will feel the influence of this retrograde in our private and public lives, given that Mercury is also retrograde in Sagittarius, where the sun is transiting.

The sun at 1° Sagittarius will be square Mars at 4° Pisces, and conjunct Jupiter at 3° Sagittarius where Jupiter is dignified. This transit of Jupiter will add expansiveness to the sun, the Mercury retrograde and the aspect itself, making everything bigger, better, faster, more!

Yet, with a square from Mars in Pisces, we might face this clashing energy as a desire for over-indulgence that becomes an escape, and we will need to have self-discipline. Jupiter’s enthusiasm will make it difficult to put a damper on thing.

The moon at 7° Gemini will also be complicated by a square to Mars in Pisces, and perhaps our sluggish activity in foggy Pisces causes us to miss a deadline, or renege on a contract. Friction will be apparent, not as a result of combativeness that Mars can be known for, but a lack of action or combativeness.

In addition, the moon in Gemini undergoes opposition from both Jupiter and Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius. Our home life, where perhaps we were already experiencing Mercury related difficulties with short trips being canceled or delays, forgetting to pack items or losing our keys and being a day later or a dollar shorter, we will feel intrusions from the other side of this axis – responsibilities in our public/community life will need addressing, paperwork sorted and contracts re-drawn.

Mercury retrograde at 9° Sagittarius will square Neptune in Pisces at 13° and so we can expect confusion to play a role in any misunderstandings – make task lists and check them twice and be ready to changes things should new, more accurate information present itself. There might be deception afoot as well. A semi-square to Venus at a stand still at 26° Libra might be putting a romance on hold, or perhaps we are taking a long time to untangle someone’s dubious words.

Venus stationing at 26° Libra in the cardinal sign of relationships, will face and ongoing opposition with Uranus at 29° Aries, from last lunation. We are still reeling from a surprise in love, or arranging for a payment that was delayed, but these matters are in the final stages of completion when Venus will at last be in forward motion.

Sleepy Mars at 4° Pisces where he might be in a mood to move a little slower than usual, will semi-square Pluto at 19° Capricorn. Not a good time to make serious decisions in regard to gambling or money, as Mars will also square with Jupiter, making one prone to con games or spending too much at the casino table. It could be a deep time, a lovely time for good music and wine while we wait for the fog to lift. Play poker with matchsticks instead of money.

The north node, the area of fated events, occupies 29° of Cancer, the cardinal sign of home and private life. We may find ourselves being presented with challenges in the domestic sphere, where Venus at 26° Libra will square the node, indicating stress regarding relationships, such as marriage, and trine the sun at 1° Sagittarius, suggesting we might feel a pull to expand into new direction. Perhaps we will find ourselves hosting visitors from a foreign land, or seeking opportunities in education that shift our domestic responsibilities.

~6TH MANSION OF THE MOON – AL HAN’AH~

A brand or mark. Favourable for hunting, besieging towns, and the revenge of princes, destroys harvests and fruits and hinders the operation of the physician. With moon here, plough, sow but do not travel.
– 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 15° Scorpio: Should You Stay or Should You Go? – 11-7-2018

11-07-2018 New Moon
When –
November 7, 2018 ~ 11:02 am EST / November 7, 2018 ~ 16:02 pm UST

Corollary to Full Moon 27° Scorpio
of May 18, 2019 ~ 5:11 pm EST / May 18, 2019 ~ 09:11 pm UST

This new moon lunation occurs at 15° Scorpio, making all our experiences dark, deep, sexy, intense, and transformative. As the sun and the moon join in Scorpio, they will be trined by Neptune at 13° Pisces. This can be a deep and creative time for artists, a spiritual time in which we feel aligned with a calling or a purpose greater than ourselves. We may be letting go of beliefs or things that have gone stagnant and stale, or alternatively, we might be experiencing endings and with endings, beginnings.

Black Moon Lilith at 10° Aquarius will also square the sun and the moon at 15° Scorpio, indicating the presence of the taboo, the sexual shadow side, the fiercely independent female impulse. This may exemplify a magnetic female in your life who is pushing the envelope of the ordered ego-centered life, or it could be an aspect of yourself wreaking havoc or change, and the same old same old will no longer suffice until the inner magnetism and independence and sexual spirit is satisfied.

Mercury is at 8° of Sagittarius. We might be prone to be expansive in our conversations, philosophical and asking big questions, our communications will be upbeat and happy.

Venus at 26° Libra is still in retrograde phase, where our relationships are the focus, particularly in matters of marriage. If our romantic relationships are strong we may be reconnecting with our partners and discovering more about ourselves through, but alternatively, past romances may be coming to the surface and previous lovers may find their way into our lives. If we have been unfaithful or our partner’s have been, now will be the time when covert romances will come to light. If these relationships have lost the essential ingredients that compel love to last, now may be a time of endings and break-ups, and the Scorpio new moon and sun will make this more possible than ever.

Venus at 26° Libra retrograde will trine Mars at 25° Aquarius. Quickening our interactions between the sexes, whether it be increased activity and events or increased friction, there may be a tendency to argue or rock the boat with Mars in detached and defiant Aquarius, and Mars too will be aggravated by a square from Jupiter at 29° Scorpio, a degree of ending. This is not a time period good for having serious relationship talks, but it may not be a force under our control, given these numerous fractious aspects.

Venus will also face an opposition from Uranus at 29° Aries, one again, a degree emphasizing endings. Mars rules Aries, so the shocking and rebellious energy of Uranus will be charging Mars, and the domain of the masculine, the active force. We may experience an unexpected event or discover something new.

The North Node at 0° Leo will square Venus at 26° of Libra and square Uranus at 29° of Aries. We may find fated events surround us, inexplicable feelings regarding past or new romantic relationships marked by unexpected instability. Our usual focus and our ego center may be thrown out of balance by difficult choices that concern this Libra-Aries axis of relationship to self and relationship to others.

~18TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL KALB~

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