New Moon at 15° Libra: Forbidden Love – 10-8-2018

10-08-2018 New Moon

When –
October 8, 2018 ~ 11:47 pm EST / October 9th, 2018 ~ 03:47 am UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 0° of Libra on
March 20, 2019 ~ 09:43 pm EST / March 21, 2019 ~ 01:43 am UST

This lunation concentrates primarily on Libra, the 7th house of relationships with both the sun and the new moon at 15° of Libra. We will be emphasizing balance in our relationships and the essential give and take it implies.

This new moon also squares Pluto from 18° Capricorn, suggesting the restraints of responsibility may make itself felt and put strain on our personal relationships. Our careers or authority may be challenging us, or undergoing a transformation that asks us to make compromises where our relationships are concerned, especially for the sake of our careers.

An inconjunct from Neptune at 14° Pisces to the luminaries may complicate things and we may want to give more than we should or let people walk all over us. These qualities will be at odds with our relationships and cause more friction that can not be so easily resolved and we may find ourselves in a holding pattern, waiting for the fog to lift.

Mercury at 28° of Libra also highlights communications in the 7th house of relationships, increasing the velocity of these social aspects and the possibility of day trips, experiences with siblings.

This Mercury at 28° of Libra faces an opposition from Uranus at 1° of Taurus, both houses ruled by Venus. We may have an unexpected contract that brings us earnings or other resources. It may involve a relationship or connection, or possibly hinder a relationship or connection, and we may have to make a decision regarding how we handle our social resources (relationships) and our monetary resources.

This Mercury at 28° of Libra also squares the north node of Leo at 2°, and so we may have communications that are not serving up to our potential. North node in Leo is asking us to be more politic – dare I say royal – with our self-expression.

Venus at 10° Scorpio is in retrograde. The last retrograde period was in early 2017. We can expect that financial matters might be put on hold or need re-evaluating; we might be considering our beauty and wanting a change, and we may be reconsidering our love relationships and in the house of Scorpio, the potential for permanent break-ups is possible, but in retrograde, do not be surprised if romances thought to be dead unexpectedly come back to life. On the darker side, there may be issues of power and control and fighting over resources. Now is the time to evaluate what you want from your beloved.

Further compounding this Venus in Scorpio retrograde, Mars at 9° of Aquarius is conjunct Black Moon Lilith at 7° of Aquarius, and they both square retrograde Venus in Scorpio. This looks like lovers having secret affairs or competing with each other for affections.

Mars is deeply intertwined with Black Moon Lilith, both of them in rebellious and detached Aquarius. What this square to Venus implies an also mean a discovery of infidelity within a committed relationship, and by known persons, given Aquarius’s 11th house designation of friendships and connections. Women will fuel the dual natures of Venus and Black Moon Lilith pulling at them as well, and this could make for a romantically charged time with a great deal of friction in relationship.

A trine to Venus at 10° of Scorpio retrograde from Neptune at 14° Pisces will also suggest a greater potential for people to exercise poor judgment in love partners. Neptune will sweep us off our feet and the effect is lovely to behold – the danger of Neptune is like the tide comes in to sweep away the sand castle. We wake up to discover nothing left for us once the tide retreats.

We will be more prone to being lied to during this period or losing money through bad gambles.

~15TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL GHAFR~

The covering. Favorable 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 at 17° of Virgo: Resource Instability – 9-9-2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Lunations 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~11TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL ZUBRAH~

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


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Lunations 2018

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

07-12-2018 New Moon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~9TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL TARF~

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


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Lunations 2018

New Moon 22° Gemini: Emotional Communications – 6-13-2018

06-13-2018 New Moon
When –
June 13, 2018 ~ 03:45 pm EST / June 13, 2018 ~ 7:45 pm UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 7 of Gemini
November 23, 2018 ~ 12:41 am EST / November 23, 2018 ~ 05:41 am UST

We begin this lunation with sun and moon at 22° Gemini. We should expect all matters of the 3rd house to come into focus, from short trips, communications and siblings.

This means that Mercury, being the ruler of Gemini, is important during this new moon lunation. We can find Mercury at 2° of Cancer, tracing Venus’s steps. Here, Mercury comes into opposition with Saturn at 6° of Capricorn, retrograde, and going over all we set down when Saturn was last moving forward. We might be reviewing projects or presenting new ideas to important people in our career field, and our communications may be heart felt and emotional at this time.

Venus at 29° of Cancer forms a square to Uranus at 1° of Taurus. We might have unexpected expenses or home repairs, a roof might spring a leak. Stay on top of where your money is going and do what you can to have a rainy day fund on hand.

North node at 8° Leo opposes Mars at 8° Aquarius, semi-square sun and moon at 22° Gemini. With the north node at 8° Leo, Mars opposes at 8° Aquarius, suggesting that we might meet a physical challenge, pulling us away from our north node quest. Our quests are never easy, so this would mean the challenge comes in the form of something pleasing to us, something we comfortable with.

Giving us more static is a semi-square to the luminaries at 22° Gemini, making it doubly hard to achieve our fated future. We may need the assistance of lessons learned in our karmic past to help us reach goal, which means looking to the south node in Aquarius, to see where we come from and what we’ve accomplished to better assess what must be done and resolve our current challenges.

~7TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL DHIRA~

The forearm. Favorable for gain and friendship and for lovers, and destroys magistracies. With moon here, travel and take medicine.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

New Moon 24° Taurus: Count Your Blessings – 5-15-2018

05-15-2018 New Moon
When –
May 15, 2018 ~ 7:49 am EST / May 15, 2018 ~ 11:49 am UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 1° of Taurus
October 24th, 2018 ~ 12:47 pm EST / October 24th, 2018 ~ 16:47 pm UST

This lunation focuses on 2nd house matters in the earth sign of Taurus, where the sun and moon conjunct at 24° bringing focus and activity on matters of wealth and resources and finance.

Venus rules Taurus and will be traveling through talkative Gemini at 25° making contracts and communications both pleasing and fortunate. In mutual reception, Mercury will also be in Taurus at 3° meaning that Venus and Mercury respectively are occupying each other’s home sign. This should be a very beneficial aspect for drawing wealth, exploring beauty, a wonderful aspect for artists, creatives, and musicians in particular.

Mercury will also conjunct Uranus at 29° Aries, bringing unexpected information or messages into our lives, especially where siblings are concerned, or we might be unexpectedly detoured on a short trip. Go with the spontaneous energy of discovery.

Mars, planet of action and our fighting spirit at 29° Capricorn, squares Mercury 3° Taurus and Uranus at 29° Aries. Mars gives extra energy to all his endeavors and sometimes can be too domineering in his desire to express himself – be diplomatic and enjoy sports, physical activities to offset the tension of these squares, but expect stubbornness to be an issue in potential arguments with Mercury in Taurus.

Neptune at 16° Pisces still trines Jupiter at 17° of Scorpio, a time where we might find ourselves prone to drinking, spending time alone, studying the occult or exploring our serious, spiritual side, recharging or looking to divert ourselves into an escapist hobby.

Neptune at 16° Pisces is making his influence felt through a series of semi-squares, indicating struggle as we try to achieve goals or get through daily life.

Neptune semi-square Mars at 29° Capricorn, and also semi-squares Mercury at 3° Taurus. This could indicate difficulties in the career arena with work prospects (Mars in Capricorn) or perhaps a payment cannot be completed until an obstacle is removed. Hold your breath and preservere, semi-squares take time to resolve in a way squares often do not.

Pluto at 21° Capricorn also forms aspects to the luminaries trining the sun and moon at 24° Taurus, this is an earthy trine, encouraging grounded activities, bringing rationality and pragmatism to any ventures begun now.

~5TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL HAK’AH~

A white spot. Helps the return from a journey, the instruction of scholars, building and gives health and good will. With moon here, begin war but do not sow or undertake any good.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

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


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Lunations 2018