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


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Full Moon at 1° Taurus: Emotional Shake Ups – 10-24-2018

10-24-2018 Full Moon

When –
October 24th, 2018 ~ 12:47 pm EST / October 24th, 2018 ~ 16:47 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 24° of Taurus
May 15, 2018 ~ 7:49 am EST / May 15, 2018 ~ 11:49 am UST

This full moon lunation at 1° Taurus revolves around issues of resources, wealth, and other people’s resources and wealth at the Taurus-Scorpio axis.

The sun occupies 1° of Scorpio, focusing matters on transformation, elimination, endings, purification, the occult, intensity, uncompromising, sexuality, inheritances, windfalls, taxes, bankruptcy, power and control.

The sun will be conjunct Venus at 4° of Scorpio, where she is still in retrograde, and in detriment, making this a charged time for the feminine sensibilities as we are reviewing matters of wealth and romance.

The moon at 1° of Taurus is in exaltation. Our home life and our emotional selves will move with a more sensual pace, wanting beauty and enjoying our material lives.

Venus and the sun in Scorpio will form an opposition to Uranus at 0° of Taurus. We may find our resources shaken by instability, by changes in technology and the stock market. The moon at 1° of Taurus will be to opposition to Venus at 4° Scorpio retrograde there may be a shift in resources that requires the closing of an account, a break-up, an indiscretion or misuse of power that forces a break-up, and also affects the home situation, such as someone moving out.

This event may be unexpected and shocking in nature, since Uranus will be conjunct the moon at 0° Taurus.

A trine from Saturn at 4° Capricorn will demand a better rebuilding of structures and if something should fall apart under the force of this lunation, Saturn will support us in the rebuilding process.

Mercury 21° Scorpio makes our conversations take on an intense, extreme flavor in which we may be more inclined to trade secrets or be privy to important conversations, Mercury will face a square from Mars at 17° Aquarius, so we should be circumspect in how we speak to others and be aware if we have a tendency to grand stand. Arguments will be combative and belligerent. A semi-square from Saturn at 4° Capricorn will put us in an awkward spot in which we should be careful that our communications do not get us in trouble with authority figures, lest it hamper our advancement in our career field.

Venus at 4° Scorpio is still in retrograde. Prominently, Black Moon Lilith at 8° Aquarius will make a square to Venus, further aggravating any tension already in the mix from the retrograde and the Uranus opposition. One suspects that Black Moon Lilith indicates the role of taboo sexual nature taking over a relationship, of an infidelity, or even an incredibly potent period for sex and self expression for single women.

Mars at 17° Aquarius is in the rebellious phase and will form a semi-square to Saturn at 4° Capricorn, further highlighting a difficulty from authority in career, a project that might be fraught with glitches and take months of work toward resolution. Or, to use Mars appropriate war terms, a campaign that lasts longer than planned, a siege that require extra time and attention.

~3RD MANSION OF THE MOON: AL THURAYYA~

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


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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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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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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

Full Moon at 12° Capricorn: Man on Fire – 06-28-18

06-28-2018 Full Moon
When –
June 28, 2018 ~ 12:54 pm EST / June 28, 2018 04:54 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 26° of Capricorn
January 16, 2018 ~ 09:18 EST / January 17th, 2018 ~ 02:18 am UST

This new moon completes a cycle began on January 16th earlier this year with a Capricorn new moon. What makes this lunation significant is that it occurs with Mars at 9° Aquarius – retrograde! We should expect the potential for increased aggression and competitiveness, potential for accident, and the men in our lives to be more harried or energetic than usual.

The sun occupies 6° Cancer, the 4th house of our emotional selves, our private life and our lives at home, while the moon is at 12° Capricorn, the 10th house of Cancer and our community/public life. These cardinal points touch on matters that are important to our lives.

Mars at 9° Aquarius retrograde will form an inconjunct to the sun at 6° Cancer. This can suggest some friction or difficulty, too much force applied to a breaking point, or some frustration on the home turf. It might be a good idea to expend Mars’ radical Aquarian energy and by choosing a pursuit out of the home. Though it could be that an issue from the past is revisited, but not so easily resolved.

Jupiter at 13° Scorpio, also in retrograde, also complicates factors by forming squares to the personal planets. Jupiter squares Mars at 9° Aquarius retrograde, and Jupiter also squares Venus at 17° Leo. There may be friction between the sexes with Jupiter amplifying there differences, or magnetic attraction.

Saturn at 5° of Capricorn is also retrograde – and opposes the sun in Cancer. We should pay attention to our responsibilities both at home and at work to avoid mishaps and misunderstandings. We can expect some element of restriction between career and home.

Mercury at 29° Cancer could signify the potential for endings, or arguments that herald endings. Mercury squares Uranus at 1° Taurus, suggesting that money/finance could be indicated.

Neptune at 16° of Pisces inconjuncts Venus at 17° of Leo, adding some extra tension. While Venus struts her stuff in dramatic Leo fashion, she might be disposed to gamble or indulge a bit more than usual, and conflicts might arise between the need for moderation and the haughty take-all Leo nature.

Mercury at 29° of Cancer enters our lives again, this time as an opposition to Black Moon Lilith at 25° Capricorn. This might not be a good time to send inappropriate text messages/emails, as the response could be both emotional and if it occurs in a work place setting, litigious.

The north node continues through the sign of Leo at 7°, with an ongoing inconjunct to Saturn at 5° Capricorn, but more significantly, an opposition to Mars at 9° Aquarius, retrograde, still ongoing from last lunation.

~23RD MANSION OF THE MOON: AL SA’D AL BULA~

The good fortune of the swallower. Causes divorces, liberty of captives and heals the sick. With moon here, marry, sow, take medicine and lead an army.
– Vivian Robson


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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.


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Lunations 2018