November 4, 2021 Scorpio New Moon Astrology Forecast

November’s new moon is the preview leading up to the November 19 eclipse, so mark your calendars! Things are about to change, some slow and some fast, but be sure that you will look back on events and only see the changes in hindsight.

The New Moon is a new beginning and explosive because it is in Scorpio and is in exact opposition to Uranus, the planet of genius, knowledge and radical change. Also in play, lucky Jupiter in the air sign of Aquarius, while the sun will square Saturn the disciplinarian. As the Sun moves into Scorpio this year and the Moon and planets in our solar system move at different speeds and patterns, each of us will experience this new moon and the upcoming eclipse changes in unique ways.

The new moon rising high in the sky on November 4, 2021 and casts us through a Scorpionic journey to get to the bottom of everything. Expect friction and sudden change, but these moments of tension will bring us in touch with our deep emotions and private fears. Scorpio brings the gift of inner spiritual wealth if you are willing to peer past the occulted and move with it. 

Scorpio rules elimination, and this will be an excellent new moon to clear out the old, in anticipation both of the upcoming eclipse and also the new year into 2022. Consider your new projects and initiatives, you may wish to revamp how you see yourself and how others see you, and you may even be looking at your current partnerships or romances and wondering if there is something more exciting around the corner. You won’t know until you commit to more changes, some of which will be easy and some difficult, but all will require your full commitment and conviction. This new moon will help you kick off a cycle of personal intentions.  If you are stuck in a stagnant place, you can use the energy of the New Moon to bring about a change in your life. This New Moon is aligned with inspiring change and thinking about what needs to be changed in your world, so move forward and adjust your intentions accordingly.    

Venus, planet of love, pleasure, attitude and money, moves into Capricorn on November 5. Now may be the time to block and delete romantic connections that no longer serve you. Social media or a dating app might be the stage for your next romantic adventure. Alternatively, you might find technology brings you unexpected benefit in work partnerships. This proves to be part of Venus’s good fortune, and if you play it right, it could be quite lucrative! 

The fixed signs will find themselves balking at change that the new moon presents, but gather your courage and shift perspective! Especially for Taurus, who is going to feel the earth shake when the full moon lunar eclipse strikes on November 19 — take note, and be ready to meet new challenges. If you are already familiar with Scorpio depths, you may feel challenges less, and reap the benefits. Examining methods of self-improvement would be well supported by this new moon. 

With three planets in Scorpio, Mercury, Mars and the Sun will bring even more energy behind this full moon, highlighting action, goals, and communications. Scorpio will support your financial goals as well, encouraging the gathering of resources that will culminate with Scorpio’s polarity, Taurus. 

Venus will be involved, moving into Capricorn on November 5, this earth sign will lend you grounding strength and extra conviction, lending even more support to the upcoming lunar eclipse. Scorpio will flirt with your greatest fears, but the new moon can help you overcome them and take the leap. Venus will ask you questions about what you desire, how others see you and value you. While Scorpio may intensify the feeling of seriousness, but keep your door open for the possibility of whimsical fun. 

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October 6, 2021 Libra New Moon Astrology Forecast

This Libra New Moon is going to kick off new spiritual meanings and opportunities on October 6 – and make available to us new energies to align with. There will passionate and igniting energies, and some may feel this as anger. There may be restlessness and and a radical shift in perspective that has us re-examining what karma means – and what we’ve done to incur good or bad karma. To complicate things, Uranus will aspect this moon, to agitate us further. Small bodies in the heavens such as asteroids will stir up additional conflicts. Be aware of yourself and don’t take arguments too far! Tone down your urge to be combative.

Mars will give you an extra push to get projects done, staying in Libra until October 30th, first, even while the sun will be departing from Libra energies on October 22. It will be an excellent time to redecorate, re-design, re-imagine life by pulling on those Libra talents that appreciate the artistic, and mingle with the crowd – maybe even plan now for your Halloween party!

All these aspects with Uranus and Mars may not be doing much for your work-life balance, but the New Moon is going to help you reset and rethink your boundaries. All that Libra energy is there to be tapped into doing what Libra does best, which is strike the harmonic balance in relationship. This is an excellent time to commit to personal goals and catch up with friends. Check in with your network, set aside some special time to renew those ties.

All these planets and asteroid converging in Libra help create an element of air into our reality. This element dominates our daily life and will be there to help us tap into inspiration and discover new mindsets. The wind of change follows these aspects, opening our minds and lives to new possibilities.

As the ruler of Libra, Venus will guide you through your familiar house full of commitment, ties and close personal relationships. As the ruling planet and ruler of Libra’s New Moon, Venus moves into Scorpio, turning watery, dark and deep for the autumn season.  Venus brings the right astrological weather for intimate bonds to grow stronger and more intense.

On the same day as the New Moon in Libra, Pluto changes from direct to retrograde in April. The day on which the planets are directly stationed is considered a day of strength, and it coincides with the theme of the new moon, which we will sit up and take notice. 

We will feel Pluto’s deep and powerful activating force, so this New Moon seems to be a good opportunity to reflect on the transformation in one’s life, the changes of the year, and what we have sown and reaped in the harvest season. Especially now, in these autumnal days and nights when the veil between worlds becomes thin.

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September 6, 2021 Virgo New Moon Astrology Forecast

The new moon at 14 degrees of Virgo is going to kick off the next cycle of cosmic events on September 6 …This is the last new moon of the summer!

If you keep your eyes open, the month will bring many new blessings to your romance sector. Virgo will help bring us a new start when it comes to organizing and welcoming us into better health and wellness routines.

You begin the month with the sweet ray of Venus in Libra, where she shines and expresses happily and well, smoothing over relationships, encouraging our sense of beauty. The new moon in Virgo will bring together the rest of your mind and heart and help you reflect on the past year and what you accomplished with Virgo’s critical eye. The mood of this new moon will be of happiness and satisfaction, radiating to your friendships and goals. Use that energy to set new and exciting aspirations! Not long after the new moon, Venus will carve pathways to intense Scorpio on September 10th, and this may have impacts on your workplace or relationships involving finance.

At the turn of the year, Virgo New Moon is one of the most auspicious days of the year of love for that New Moon day. The service-oriented spirit of Virgo and the solar system’s major planets are offering momentum for this new moon to get our goals off the ground and even discover new ones. If you are personally connected to one of the planets within five degrees of the New Moon (14 degrees Virgo) then you will feel the exuberant thrill of the New Moon even more.

With this new moon, the sun and moon are in harmony with the earth sign in Virgo. Discernment, pragmatism, and perfectionism with be emphasized. Virgo energy loves to get into a methodical groove, but rebellious Uranus will be forming a trine with the sun and the moon, and may make some sudden changes that will help you accomplish your goals, though the changes might be uncomfortable at the outset! Uranus reminds us to embrace the exciting whirring of life and unexpected magic. Uranus will be in Taurus, while Venus will occupy Scorpio, forming an interesting opposition as the planets will be in signs they do not always express well in – Venus longs to be in Taurus, and Uranus longs to be in Scorpio, so their tension grows with the opposition.

The best time to start a new project is during the increasing lunar phase between September 6th and 20th (full moon). The New Moon can be a new beginning or an open door for you, depending on where it falls in your zodiac sign. This is why it’s important to know your rising sign that starts at your 1st house.

After an intense August, which has presented us with challenges, we’re catching a break from the cosmos. Now is a time to remind ourselves to take a breath, appreciate what’s around us, and use Virgo power to tap into our inner strength and resilience. Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto have been in retrograde, slowing things down. Virgo encourages this pause, as the Virgo is the 6th house, a house in “retreat.” We can concentrate and meditate better here. We are readying ourselves to make heartfelt decisions, to dump that loser or connect with your crush. Gather that energy to take the big leap that Uranus will offer us!

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August 8, 2021 – Leo New Moon Astrology Forecast

The new moon on August 8th activates the Leo energy in all of us and it is the perfect time to find inner confidence – think of the confidence of the proud and sleek lion – allow us to transcend our borders and feel the unlimited potential of our being. Aquarius is a leader in innovation and authenticity, and Leo will be able to engage with influence and self-expression. The desire to connect with people and the universe will be strong.

The universe sends out vibes to make romance a bigger part of your life than usual. For those affected by the new moon in their 7th house, the house of partnership, your relationships with significant others, dear friends and close colleagues will come under scrutiny and criticism, and it is time to develop inventive new approaches to common goals. It may sound counter-intuitive at first, but these moments will take you in the right direction. Romance might be a big part of it!   

The best time to make new changes is during this increasing lunar phase between August 8th and 22nd, when this new moon culminates into the full moon. Uranus will help you in a unique and perhaps unexpected way. The new moon affects all signs of the zodiac, but Leo and Aquarius will be more sensitive to the energies released during this time.

Leo is everything to do with fun, creativity romance, sexiness, and self-expression, and this is where the new moon will bring out those energies. This New Moon calls for a party of sweet romance, joy and laughter – our challenge will come from the interruption of Saturn and Uranus who will want to join the party, but end up dragging it down. Their presence means we will have to work this time a little harder to find the silver lining to this month’s new moon. Leo will certainly equip us to live up the challenge and find that silver lining, and make it work for us! The moon will only give us a day, but during that day it will launch serious energy and impact wherever you go.

Keep an eye out for the next major astrological event for Leo, which is the full moon in Aquarius on August 22. We’ll cover it more in depth as we get close to that magical date, but make note of it, as will be the second Aquarian full moon in a row. The universe might be telling us something!

The new moon is here to radiate new and important energies into the universe, and we want to be well equipped to ride those cosmic rays when we are fortunate enough to be present for it. The new moon will have the power to regenerate and rejuvenate us. Just like we sometimes have to restart our computers, reboot our phones, this new moon will give us a spiritual reboot and the opportunity to start over, but with fresh insights. The New Moon in August 2021 in Leo affects all zodiac signs, and Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio might also find they are feeling the friction. New chapters will begin for those who are in fixed signs.

For those fixed signs, this moon might not be the most enjoyable as Leo might have promised, but could come with the seeds of greatness if they sow them now. The warm and sunny New Moon in Leo will spark new aspirations, faith projects, plans and undertakings that will open up innovative thinking and visionary ideas. The Leo New Moon on August 8 will illuminate the way forward and leading the way to compassion and understanding.

This energy will make the veil between the dimensions thinner and make it easier for our loved ones, angels and spirit guides to find us when we most need it. Stay away from the ego and work with the beautiful energy that is available. For you Leos, you are a bold force to be reckoned with, and you will all feel elevated during this lunation.

Lively, pumping and chatty, this New Moon will make you feel as though it is a reward as a direct result of all the work you have put in. If this moon is hitting your 4th house, his Moon will spur you to make changes in domestic affairs, and you may find yourself ordering a security system, or redefining what security means in an emotional sense.

Sun in conjunction with Moon represents the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new 28-day cycle. The new moon in August 2021 will be in the constellation of Leo on August 8, 2021 at 4.14 pm, making it one of the most important planetary aspects of the challenging square of Uranus. It shakes things up, turns them upside down, and we are forced to see things in a new way. The star of the lion’s head bestows cruelty and hardheartedness, but also courage in the face of sudden changes in circumstances.

Ride this big cat into bold and brave new dreams! Use Leo’s playful impulse to embrace your biggest ambitions – it may seem a little disorienting, but don’t worry, the Lions have you. It’s a time for ambition.

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July 9, 2021 Cancer New Moon Astrology Forecast

For this new moon, the luminaries are united in sign – Cancer is the domain of the 4th house, the private center of our lives, our domestic space, where our soul resides and the moon is in dignity. Family, hearth and home unite here. On June 20, the sun marked its highest point in the sky, heralding the start of the summer season. Now is the time to relax under the radiant glow of the mid summer sun, to revel in the finer moments of summer – on the beach, nursing a cocktail, reading a book in a hammock under the dappled green. The season the crab brings with it a tenderness.

During this time, we are encouraged to evaluate our emotional stability and security to ensure that we stand on a solid foundation of which we can continue to dream of our future goals. With the beginning of July, the fiery sun continues to swim in the tidal pool of Cancer.

On July 9, a new moon enters Cancer, triggering a new beginning. This is a time to nurture our foundations, including the foundations that we have built for ourselves. Everything must be nurtured and honored. The New Moon opens doors to our lives, accentuated by our rising or sun signs.

The New Moon in July 2021 is well placed for all of us to experience the new and exciting into our lives, along with greater self-awareness. Neptune’s retrograde step, which extends from June 24 to December 1, strengthens intuition during this time. Unexpected opportunities and a willingness to change can help overcome setbacks. The best time to start a new project is during the increasing lunar phase between July 9 and 23, when the moon is waxing. The influence of the new moon on July 9 will last about four weeks until the new moon on August 8.

The path to independence will also have challenges. We are still in the midst of a Mercury in retrograde hangover that finally stationed direct on June 22. This time, Venus is keen to throw a wrench into our plans with this new moon. Delays and limitations will make themselves known, take stock of your love life and your bank account, as the goddess of love and money will evoke these themes. These two areas of our life, love and money, will feel the most stress during this new moon. There may be new partnerships or new compromises on the horizon. Weigh everything carefully, including your options.

Romantic Venus entered the constellation of Leo on June 27 and encouraged passion and generosity in relationships. Come to the new moon on July 9th, invite your loved ones to celebrate in your new bright place.

The Universe focuses on building new stability in one of the most important areas of your life and getting you to move out of your comfort zone and make a fresh start. If you are not stable, judge why you feel the way you do, and improve as you progress. Shaking things up will not work if you lose touch with your personal emotional strength and its roots in the soul. 

The measures you take in the days after July 9 will culminate in a full moon on December 18, 2021. Plant your seeds now, take note and measure the growth – you may come further than you would have imagined in a few months.

Remember that it is important to feel good and to give ourselves a time to rest. Recover under the united sun and moon, they will shine upon and you lend you the strength you need. In the domestic area of your chart, the Sun and Moon refine issues surrounding home, house, property, heritage, and where your family truly comes from. When you give yourself a fresh start, focus on how you feel settled, safe and secure. 

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Defining Home: New Moon at 28 Degrees of Cancer, July 20, 2020

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This lunation emphasizes again, as have the past lunations recently, the importance of the Cancer-Capricorn polarity. Have you experienced the pressure of your home life, your emotional self, and the outer world, the work place, your career, your social standing? The pandemic has delivered a hefty one-two blow to some of the most critical sectors of our lives, our home and our work. It is expected that there will be a wave of evictions in the near future, highlighting the upsets of Cancer, and of course, those evictions would not have been possible without the shut downs affecting our work lives.

This new moon promises a new beginning in this cycle of endings; there will be opportunities in the midst of the crisis, but they may not be easy, they may be unexpected. Be flexible and adaptable to avoid the friction of the new moon lunation that opposes the powerhouse conjunction in Capricorn between Saturn at 21 degrees, Pluto at 23 degrees, and Jupiter at 28 degrees. This opposition will leave a generational stamp, echoing for years to come, for these are time lords and generational planets. 

Saturn is assessing and taking inventory for his last pass before he goes back to Aquarius for good. Now is the time to make your appeals, to change those rigid constrictions that might be holding you back before Saturn sweeps past. It could be a relationship of business or marriage, a duty or obligation, an issue of a status quo that now seems to strangle. Change it, or knuckle under and accept how it changes you.

Mars squares Mercury in a less than favorable aspect. Mars in Aries at 12 degrees is turbo charged and wants to prove himself, to excel in his aggressive aspects. Mercury in Cancer at 8 degrees may oil the gears of communication by being tapped into those fruitful emotional connections, but paired with Mars’s fiery aspect, avoid arguments. Anyone else notice the aggressive Microsoft update that hijacked people’s PC screens? Perhaps we can thank this Mercury square Mars aspect for it. Drama and heat can explode under the right circumstances. 

Mercury finally went forward, stationing direct on July 12. If you managed to make it through the retrograde period unscathed, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Others of us may have not been so lucky, dropping our cell phones into puddles. 

Venus is moving forward in Gemini, where she’s spent quite a lot of time already. Many communications continue between neighborhood people who perhaps were more standoffish during lock down. Ruled by Mercury, this means Venus’s energy flows in support of Mercury, and she herself takes on mercurial qualities. Your conversations with lovers may be increasingly quick witted, but just as easily could be full of quick mood changes as Venus tried to make up her mind on what she wants. The sign of the twins may have given her more options to choose from then she expected to have.

Neptune at 20 degrees of Pisces also trines the sun and the moon. Water, water, water. Emotions run high and this trine will facilitate those sleepy day dreams, our hazy musings, our inspired artistic thinking or creative juices. Just make sure this Neptune energy isn’t working toward your detriment, such as leading you into a fog of misdirection, where information may be unreliable and deceptive. Double check the information you get and don’t take anyone’s word at face value.

Uranus in Taurus at 10 degrees has made it through the first decan of our very different world, since when he first entered in May of 2018. He is reshaping our material world and resources in slow and cataclysmic ways. We can interpret a large part of this will be the falling away of some of the last of the previous generations who saw the Great Wars, the graying of the Boomers, and how this will affect the wealth of the Millennials who come after. The pandemic has spurred the Federal Reserve to introduce aggressive monetary policies to help shore up the impact of the shut down. How we acquire resources and use them will change over the coming years, and no doubt the foundation for those changes has just been set.

A Pox On Our Houses: Solar Eclipse at 0 Degrees of Cancer, June 21, 2020

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When? Jun 21, 2020,  2:41 AM

What? New moon, Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees of Cancer

A new moon solar eclipse occurs at 0 degrees Cancer on June 21, 2:41 am, and represents great shifts happening in our homes, our family lives, and our emotional selves. New moons have always been a great time to start new projects, but this new moon’s intense energy and proliferation of retrograding planets make new projects both daunting and difficult to maintain for the long term. A square from Mars and Neptune in Pisces confronting our emotional Sun and Moon also throws a wrench into our plans. More so, Cancer is a cardinal sign of beginnings and endings, with the mother of all events when it comes to beginnings and endings: the new moon eclipse.

We have Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto retrograding. It should be understood that the larger planets have regular retrogrades that form the background of our day to day lives and are not generally intrusive in the same way that Mercury, Venus, and Mars are. It is Venus and Mercury’s retrograde that will make the launch of any new project more difficult than usual. And while no one need let the stars stop them from signing contracts and making important decisions that cannot be put off, you may well end up having to go back over these or re-doing them.

Complicating matters is that Cancer is also a sign that oversees breakups, endings and beginnings. There are going to be people moving out of homes, finalizing divorces, or breaking up. Given the pressures of the pandemic that have been building up between couples at home, if partners were able to avoid each other’s difficult traits because they could distract themselves with entertainments and trips before, all that began to unravel once everything was shut down. Now, as things open back up, people will be wanting to reassess what their relationships are going forward — and they may not resemble what they were before.

The square from the sun and the moon in Cancer contacting Mars and Neptune in Pisces will also come into play with these watery signatures. Don’t fight against the tide, or you will only wear yourself down. It is better to go with the flow and stay with the trends. Mars in Neptune is having difficulty finding his path clearly, and is bound to get angry if he feels lost — which of course, he will. Mars in Neptune will not express well, and in an effort to avoid responsibility, looks to perpetuate cycles of abuse to avoid confrontation.

Saturn, at 0 degrees of Aquarius in retrograde, is turning back around to take care of something he forgot, and he intends to address the situation with our potentially abusive Mars. The sextile from Saturn provides not only a stabilizing force, but an energy similar to a father who is tucking his head inside a door to check on the unruly kids. The law will hold when Mars tries to get away with breaking things. The only problem here is that Pluto and Jupiter are conjunct in Capricorn, at 24 and 25 degrees. They have increased potential for amplifying destruction during this period. How much damage will they do by the time Saturn comes around to check on things? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Lay low for this lunation until the storm has passed.

Mercury in retrograde at 14 degrees of Cancer is going to rewrite the way we conduct our relationships. An obvious part of this is how people who are doing online dating are choosing to facetime or make video calls rather than meet in person. Double check your appointments, schedules, contracts, and look into any home maintenance you’ve neglected. Now might be a good time to fix that plumbing issue that’s been plaguing you.

Venus is still forging her retrograde path at 5 degrees of Gemini and trining (loosely) Jupiter and Pluto while she’s at it. This will quicken the complications of Venus in Gemini’s chatty sign, increasing communications and increasing potential lovers – choice paralysis may be a feature of this contact as we struggle to find the balance between too many options — with difficult results.

Gemini is ruled by Mercury, and so any love affairs that are not only impacted by Venus’s troubles will also be impacted by the miscommunication exemplified by Mercury in retrograde. In Gemini, this should be a double dose of difficulty. Additionally, if your romantic life isn’t highlighted, Venus may show up as losses or bad investments. Keep an eye on your resources and made sure more isn’t going out the door than you can handle.

Uranus in Taurus will continue to shake things up, speaking of resources. Restaurants, arts and entertainment — all those lovely luxuries that Taurus loves to enjoy, are still dealing with the fall out of the pandemic. But as more of them are reopening across the country, we are going to be faced with a new way of doing business for these venues — or no business at all. Expect more people to save money by staying in and learning how to make their own lavish dishes, but on the bigger stage of our lives, we may be watching a huge shift in resources that is affecting our lifestyle in a big way. Everything has changed, including the way we reckon with money as a nation and the free time we find ourselves with as a result from working from home.

(Post edited to reflect that Venus in Gemini trines Pluto and Jupiter, as opposed to originally reporting that it was opposing. Thank you to Antony for the catch!)

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New Moon in Gemini, 5/22/2020

May 22, 2020, 1:39 pm EST
New Moon at 2 degrees of Gemini
A Flood of Communication

The moon and the sun conjunct for the May 22 New Moon, and outline the beginning of a cycle. They are planted firmly in Gemini territory, and it would be impossible to examine this new moon cycle without also looking to the ruler of Gemini – Mercury himself.

Mercury, for his part, has raced further ahead in Gemini and perches on the 20th degree, where he is also conjunct the lovely Venus, passing through in retrograde. Mercury is granted a great deal of power here, since he runs the mutable sign of Gemini, but the presence of the other planets also offers support to him, from Moon and Sun conjunction at 2 degrees to Venus also conjuncting Mercury at 20 degrees. We should expect this new moon to be all about communication and small trips. The news cycle will reflect this with a continuing flurry of messages which will impact us across every level, from the powers that be (the Sun, authority) to our more personal and private behaviors (the Moon, emotional and home centered).

The Luminaries point the way for us, notably forming a square to Mars, who bides his time in the sign of Pisces, at 6 degrees. This is always an interesting placement for Mars, in the watery sign of self-sacrifice, dissolving, illusions, gambling, and institutions. Mars loses the majority of his assertive self-esteem here, especially since Neptune has been happily dancing through his home sign for a long time now. That does not mean Mars loses his aggression, but instead expresses it slightly differently than normal. People may feel prone to avoiding necessary confrontations and thus abrogating responsibility. Expect passive aggressive incidents where people express their irritation in small, needling ways. Conversely, there may be a temptation to different types of escapism, from those which are beneficial — such as getting lost in a book or caught up in a creative act — to the potentially destructive, such as too much drinking or gambling, ill-timed investments in stocks.

Venus, retrograde at 20 degrees of Gemini alongside Mercury, is going to raise the stakes when it comes to communications between lovers and issues of money. May is a big month for financial quarter earnings in the stock market — things might have to be recalculated and initial reports give way to costly errors. Check your budget more than once, should unexpected expenses arise and cause and outflow of money. On a more mundane level, you may end up having to purchase something new in the kitchen or upgrade your router. Don’t feel secure enough to indulge in pretty, amusing purchases — husband your resources during this Venus in retrograde period.

The conjunction of the Moon and Sun at 2 degrees of Gemini greases the wheels of politics, business, career, and the desire for progress by forming a trine with the three heavyweights: Pluto at 24 degrees of Capricorn, Jupiter at 27 degrees of Capricorn, and Saturn at 1 degree of Aquarius, all in retrograde themselves. The current news as I write this is filtering through of various areas throughout the country reopening after closures from the pandemic, highlighting a decidedly public issue (Capricorn). It should be noted that the trine is an aspect emphasizing speed — not necessarily beneficial speed. So what we will continue to see is a ramping up of the world opening, for good or for ill. Conversely, it could also, at this new moon, suggest that infection rates will also quicken with this reopening. Considering somber Pluto’s tight configuration with expanding Jupiter in Saturn’s home sign, this sounds like the most likely effect of quickening and multiplying influences.

Neptune is planted at 20 degrees – Again, the 20th degree! This harks back to the conjunction of Mercury and Venus at 20 degrees of Gemini, where they also form a square to Mercury and Venus. Tensions will rise as communications and domestic life are influenced and changed by the watery dissolving influence of Neptune, and institutions in general. Many of us have had to engage with the medical industry in ways we did not before, and we are navigating a little differently than we used to, perhaps coming up against new frictions. The square to Venus in retrograde highlights increased expenses in this area. There is a lot of confusion during this time, so you will have to weigh in on Mercury for due diligence, as Neptune may not be entirely helpful during this time.

Uranus remains at 8 degrees of Taurus, squaring to Jupiter at 27 degrees of Capricorn. These two are united in earth signs, but little else. Taurus is a fixed sign and Uranus is dragging the bull by the nose to the gates of change. Another arena where bulls are a big deal is the stock market, of course. We are going to see the square expressed in that arena, where the house of Capricorn (public) and the house of Taurus (material possessions) intersect. While there are murmurings of the decade long bull run in stocks finally being slowed, one wonders if the long term game of Uranus in Taurus will be to reconsider how business is done in the stock market. Rest assured, stocks will be downgraded and companies go bankrupt in an eyeblink, leaving shareholders with nothing.

Lastly, let us visit the north node which just turned the corner from its course in Cancer, and sits at the 29th degree of Gemini. Here in Gemini will be where our challenges reside. We may have to rethink how we tackle communications, and now is a good time to consider how to do this, under the influence of the new moon. Our communications will have more impact as the moon cycle runs its course to completion. This could be as simple and mundane as how you manage your email, the efficiency with which you use messages, how you text, or perhaps a rethinking of the short trips we make for necessary needs – grocery shopping, for instance, has been impacted for many people. Changing our basic habits and routines can be the most difficult thing we do, and communications will be the challenge and the key for those looking for that change.

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New Moon at 15° of Sagittarius: Think Big, Big, Bigger – 12-7-2018

12-07-2018 New Moon

When –
December 7, 2018 ~ 02:21 am EST / December 7, 2018 ~ 07:21 am UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 25° of Sagittarius on
June 17, 2019 ~ 04:31 am EST / June 17, 2019 ~ 08:31 am UST

This lunation sees the sun and the moon occupying 15° of Sagittarius, where Jupiter is also transiting his sign at 6°, dignified. We can expect our public and private sphere to share the theme of expansion, of optimism, of an impulse for lofty thoughts and philosophical ideals, foreign culture, and higher education.

While we are pursuing and considering these themes of Jupiter and Sagittarius in our lives, and we may find ourselves having to experience pressure. Mars at 13° of Aquarius squares the sun and the moon, demanding action while we are busy enjoying our feast and looking forward to a contemplative time. Mars here in Aquarius, ruler of friendships and connections, may represent someone near us demanding our action in a matter and we may have to make a quick decision tied to this friendship.

The sun and moon in Sagittarius will also be challenged by a square from Neptune at 13° Pisces. Drugs, alcohol, gambling, fogginess and a sense of directionlessness may be visited upon us in a way that can’t be ignored, or an excessive indulgence while we sit down to our Jupiterian feast might end in a worship session to the porcelain gods, so take your intoxication in appropriate moderation.

Also adding irritation is a semi-square from Venus at 2° Scorpio, suggesting a deep, dark issue arising from resources or romance. This semi-square will protract the issue, meaning resolutions will be drawn out and difficult to get to. Perhaps a payment is withheld and needs bureaucracy attended to, or a date is cancelled and the rain check hangs in apparent limbo, bringing down our boundless optimism.

Mercury at 27° Scorpio is making our conversations and communications probing, deep, and investigative. You get to the bottom of the gossip – maybe you spread some.

Uranus at 28° Aries forms an inconjunct to Mercury at 27° Scorpio. There could be friction or upheaval regarding information you receive and it might require keeping quiet in a difficult situation. Politics and control games might figure in and containing it will be the key to how the inconjunct manifests.

Venus at 2° Scorpio forms an opposition to Uranus at 28° Aries; perhaps we have a magnetic encounter that surprises us with a turn down a blind alley. Aries, ruled by Mars, suggests a male component in opposition to Venus’s femininity – not that it indicates a strict adherence to gender definitions, for these could apply to any variety of relationship. Rather, those feminine and masculine aspects of our character are in play – an expected figure may come crashing into our world in an exciting, but puzzling, manner, in the shape of a rebel, or even someone we do not like at the outset.

Mars at 13° of self less, compassionate oriented Pisces is eager to be a martyr, and is conjunct Neptune at 13°. This may intensify deep feelings of communion with other, of selfless love, but the purpose or drive may be unclear.

A semi-square from Uranus at 28° Aries forms with Mars at 13° Pisces, emphasizing the presence of rebellion in our lives. Mix the spirit of rebellion with Piscean fogginess and deceptive or false information may throw plans into chaos or disarray.

The north node in the cardinal sign of Cancer at 28°, ruling over our hearts, our private behind-the-scenes life, the home, is bringing fated events to this sphere. It may be a change of household, or property, a break-up, a beginning or ending. It will be trine Mercury at 27° Scorpio, giving extra support or force to our contracts and agreements if we do in fact find ourselves facing a fated change in the household.

Once more, Uranus at 28° Aries again makes his presence felt as he squares the node, providing a potential for fated events, and Venus at 2° Scorpio, also squares; the nodes point the way to our karmic quest, and these squares may be giving us hardship that we feel is undeserved, obstacles where there were none before. How we approach these obstacles – as a challenge to meet and face, or an opposition we haven’t the strength to surmount – will make all the difference, as the north node quest is often outside our comfort zone.

~ 20TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL NA’AM~

The ostriches. Helps the taming of the 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 favours, but do not marry.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018