Full Moon at 8° Sagittarius: Uranus Into Taurus – 5-29-2018

05-29-2018 Full Moon

When –
May 29, 2018 ~ 10:20 am EST / May 29,2018 ~ 2:20 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 26° Sagittarius
December 18, 2017 ~ 01:31 am EST / December 18, 2017 ~ 06:31 am UST

You can read about this corollary lunation on the post at my website for free, here:
https://stars-by-design.com/2017/12/18/sagittarius-new-moon-12-18-2017/

This lunation marks a critical event: slow moving Uranus moves into 0° of Taurus from Aries. Uranus brings his rebellious spirit into earthy Taurus, Venus’s domicile. We can expect the spark of genius and innovation to express itself through matters of wealth and resources, of beauty and romance, making Uranus’s element of surprise rooted in the practical, rather than the fiery brashness of Aries. Very exciting indeed!

As this event gets underway, we look to the luminaries. The sun is at 8° of Gemini, the third house of siblings, communications, and short term travel, opposing the full moon at 8° of Sagittarius, the 9th house of foreign cultures, high education, travel and publishing. We can expect such issues to occupy our time at this lunation.

Mars at 4° of Aquarius trines the sun at 8° of Gemini, quickening the force and effect of our communications as well as flavoring it with the typical Aquarian spirit, that of rebellion, uniqueness, and detachment.

Uranus at 0° Taurus will also square Mars in 4° Aquarius, suggesting a clash of energy between practical matters and a desire to progress to new ground. Taurus likes to be slow and steady and Mars will feel more headstrong under the Aquarian influence.

Venus at 11° of cancer forms a watery trine to Neptune at 16° of Pisces. This can be a wonderful time to explore one’s artistic sensibilities and be swept away by a romance. On the downside, this can be over emotional, with people feeling martyred or victimized if indulged in too far.

This could come into play as Venus at 11° of Cancer opposes Saturn at 7° of Capricorn, retrograde. Should an authority figure impose rule on weepy Venus in Cancer, she may evade responsibilities by playing the victim. It could also indicate an issue with finances, overspending or difficulty paying the bills. However, if we’ve been diligent and responsible, we stand to gain from Saturn’s stabilizing force.

Jupiter at 15° of Scorpio retrograde will exacerbate this condition through a trine to Venus, amplifying, whatever situation we find ourselves in. Between Venus and Neptune in their respective houses, a Grand Water Trine forms. Occupations concerning water may benefit, and in particular, we may find ourselves inundated with inspiration, intuition, and creative impulse that taps deep into the well of our subconscious.

Mercury at 29° Taurus also makes a semi-square to Venus, which may cause problems with communications and misunderstandings that take time to unravel – at this anaretic degree, be aware of arguments that have the potential to end relationships. Strive to be diplomatic.

Saturn at 7° Capricorn retrograde will inconjunct the sun at 8° Gemini and once again, difficulties or challenges with communications, particularly in chains of command will be highlighted.

Pluto at 20° Capricorn will semi-square the moon at 8° Sagittarius so be aware of conflicting interests as Pluto may be challenging us with restrictions through career, and our emotional selves concentrated on matters of education, travel, and publishing.

~20TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL NA’AM~

The ostriches. Helps the taming of wild beasts, strengthening of prisons, destroys the wealth of societies, and compels a man to come to a certain place. With moon here, build, ask favors, but do not marry.


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 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


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


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° 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

Full Moon at 11° Cancer: Home and Career

Just a quick note: apologies for the lateness of this post! I’ve been working with the Amazon publishing platform to bring you Lunations, 2018! This is the first post of the new year, and it is also the first chapter of Lunations, 2018. Anyone who wants to see the moon cycles ahead of time, there will soon be a link to Amazon where you can buy the ebook if you like. If not, you can always check back here to get the new and full moon predictions.

I am working to make Lunations, 2019 even better than Lunations, 2018. We have an exciting year ahead of us! If anyone would like to let me know what they would like to see more of on this blog, and in my Lunations books, feel free to comment or email me at maria.starsbydesign@gmail.com.

I am also working on doing these moon reports on Youtube in the near future.

Without further ado, let’s look at what the first full moon of the year holds for us ….

01-01-2018 Full Moon

When – January 1st, 2018 ~ 09:25 pm EST / January 2nd, 2018 ~ 02:25 am UST

– Corollary to New Moon at 2° of Cancer
June 23rd, 2017 ~ 10:32 pm EST / June 24th ~ 02:32 am UST

You can read about this corollary lunation on the post, here: https://stars-by-design.com/2017/06/23/cancer-new-moon-june-23-2017/

A Grand Water Trine forms at this full moon between Mars at 14° Scorpio and Neptune at 11° Pisces with the Cancer full moon at 11°. Our actions and expressions will be dreamy, emotionally driven as we start the New Year with the Cancer moon in dignity in the 4th House of home life, private life, and emotional sensibility and concerns.

This lunar cycle was begun in June of 2017 with the corollary new moon at 2° of Cancer. Our home lives were changed, irrevocably shaken up, taken into new environments, family order rearranged, break-ups and endings. The consequences are here with us to stay. Marriages or living arrangements initiated then are reaffirmed now or reach an emotional peak.

The moon at 11° of Cancer forms an opposition to Venus at 9° of Capricorn. This polarity could reveal a clash revolving around money or romance, with Venus in Saturn’s 10th house of constraints and rules and authority and career. The emotional moon in the cardinal sign of Cancer that represents our inner/private life, the life at home gives rise to an issue pulling us between these two fields of career and home. Perhaps business and pleasure, love and money are forcing us into uncomfortable decisions which can no longer be denied or put off. Perhaps co-workers or family members, or you yourself don’t know when to leave the personal at home. This could indicate at change in career or marriage.

Mars at 14° of Scorpio is conjunct Jupiter at 17° Scorpio. Jupiter’s expansive power intensifies the Scorpionic needs, increasing sexual activity, elimination, all-or-nothing attitudes, our need for control and our investment in pride/ego, and the tendency to manipulate. Beware of accidents and the after effects of intense frustration when power and control are thwarted.

Black Moon Lilith conjuncts Saturn at 1° Capricorn. This may further indicate a troubling dalliance with authority, romance affecting career or using sexual charm to get ahead or the expression of this pent-up energy could take the form of harsh criticism or scape-goating.

Further emphasizing this Capricorn theme emerging during this Cancer full moon is the Sun at 11° Capricorn and also conjunct Venus at 9°. Use Venus’s seductive gifts and blend them with the Saturnine house of Capricorn: diplomacy is the way forward as schism emerge in this Cancer/Capricorn polarity.

Semi-squares in effect include Saturn at 1° of Capricorn semi-square to Mars at 14° of Scorpio and Jupiter at 17° Scorpio, indicating further complications in matters of career as Saturn is in his dignity in his home domicile of Capricorn. This can be contentious as authority/career might face opposing interests or challenges – perhaps a project needs extra effort or is sabotaged and someone’s job is on the line, or maybe a great deal of frustration is coming from the top down, or a powerful rival stands in your way. Either way, the issue may finally reach culmination at this full moon.

The North Node is also active with several aspects. The North Node in Leo trines Mercury at 19° Sagittarius. Communications flow up with ease and meet approval with authority; contracts move forward with ease.

The North Node in Leo squares Jupiter at 17° Scorpio and Mars at 14° Scorpio. Revealing a ruling authority figure is undermined by an aggressive, militaristic force, arguments and unrest may reflect in your home life, or these may be scenes played on a larger political stage – in the wider sociology-economic world of governments and civilizations, the outer planets suggest frustrations in the macro-arena.

Neptune in Pisces at 11° forms a semi-square to Uranus in Aries at 24°. Technology or innovation is stalled by more dreams than means. How is that solar farm working out for you? Money is squandered or lost in a speculative gamble, whether the stock market or casino, an even an apparent “win” comes with a costly consequence, standing in the way of the prize.

~ 8TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL NATHRAH ~

The Gap or Crib. Causes love, friendship and society of fellow travelers, drives away mice, afflicts captives and causes their imprisonment. With moon here, navigate.
– Vivian Robson

 


A compilation of the full and new moons of 2018 will be available within the next few days, called Lunations, 2018, available as an ebook.