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.

Photo source: Johannes Plenio from Pexels

A Summer Of Retrogrades: 2020

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Don’t be this guy for summer 2020. Photo by Bess Hamiti from Pexels

Excited about your summer of 2020! *insert collective groan here.*

Let’s discuss the retrogrades.

• Mercury Rx occurs from June 18, 14 degrees of Cancer – July 12, 5 degrees of Cancer
• Venus Rx occurs from May 13, 21 degrees of Gemini – June 25, 5 degrees of Gemini
• Jupiter Rx occurs from May 14, 27 degrees of Capricorn – September 12, 17 degrees of Capricorn
• Saturn Rx occurs from May 10, 1 degree of Aquarius – September 28, 25 degrees of Capricorn

And at the end of the summer, Mars will also go into retrograde — just in case we were eager to experience normal life again.

We are not including shadow periods for this retrograde discussion.

It is not my desire to focus overmuch on the coronavirus and its effects, but the reality is, not only is it now a part of our new normal and fundamentally altering our day to day lives, but the impact to the stars is real and personal. Life, ultimately, rolls on — and the stars have something to tell us about it.

Mercury Rx occurs from
June 18, 14 degrees of Cancer – July 12, 5 degrees of Cancer

Mercury goes retrograde in the sign of Cancer from June 18th to July 12th. The Messenger will be involved in matters of the home, beginnings and endings, and communications regarding it. This is particularly key given the recent census. Did you forget to fill out the form that was sent in the mail? Every ten years, the government hires people to conduct the census and travel door to door to obtain this information. We can expect it is possible this normal ritual may be altered given our new social distancing restrictions, and perhaps postponed or changed in some way.

Cancer is a cardinal sign and I would expect this retrograde period to be especially meaningful. All the usual issues surrounding Mercury in retrograde apply — avoid signing new contracts, starting a job, be more aware and detail oriented so as to avoid mistakes, spend time to re-evaluate projects and take your time coming up with solutions.

Cancer is not only a private, emotional space that involves the home, it is also rules matters of beginnings and endings. Break ups or more severe schisms can be a part of this cardinal sign, so keep in mind during a time period where many are restricted to their homes in close quarters, frictions may run high and relationships will end.

On the opposite end of emotional issues, it is possible that Mercury in the 4th house will be more literal: your physical house may be going through changes, whether it’s a change of ownership, a stalled sale, perhaps it needs to be redone, re-evaluated, or scrapped altogether.

Given current times, this could also concern rent payments. There is a great deal of confusion going on right now in some parts of the county that have been shut down and hit with the coronavirus over whether rents will be cancelled or merely postponed, and because so many are without work, they are left unable to do so. There will likely still be a lot of back and forth over how to resolve these debts incurred by crisis, and this Mercury in retrograde period will play a role in solidifying an eventual solution.

Critically, during this time period, there will be an annular solar eclipse at 0 degrees of cancer. By rulership, this is the moon’s domicile, where it feels most comfortable and at home, and it means what Mercury does in the sign of Cancer will be under the rule of the moon. Home matters, therefore, will hit us all the harder.

Venus Rx occurs from
May 13, 21 degrees of Gemini –
June 25, 5 degrees of Gemini

Love and fortune in the sign of the twins. Venus goes into retrograde on May 13 at 21 degrees of Gemini. Prepare yourself to have a lot of rethinking and re-evaluating during these days over matters of money and love.

Given the mutable nature of Gemini, there may be a shift in attitudes surrounding loved ones. Perhaps after a prolonged time together, the flavor of the relationship has changed, and no longer suits us. A quick break up would be like ripping off a Band-Aid and allow us to get back to our daily lives sooner, but Venus in retrograde while in Gemini is going to want to tug us between people we love and people who love us. Not a good time to begin a relationship. Expect verbal jabs that erode the trust and companionship over time, or the possibility of a dual relationship.

Venus does not only concern herself with romantic relationships, but also with matters of money and good fortune. Expect investments to go up and down, for there to be confusion in the markets. As stores reopen, there will be a strong pull for the Venus in all of us to accrue resources and feather the nest, but making purchases under this transit may seem like a good idea at the time, and turn out to be buyer’s remorse later. Rather, now would be a good time to park the cash, look over your financials, and reconsider how you’re handling your money. Doing so now could be more fruitful in the future.

Check in on your siblings, as Gemini rules over your brothers and sisters and your general neighborhood. You will likely see shifts in your neighborhood — your HOA may be having some difficulty solidifying plans and maybe they’ll ding you for that tomato plant you decided to grow. Get loud and fight back — they’ll change their minds.

Jupiter Rx occurs from
May 14, 27 degrees of Capricorn –
September 12, 17 degrees of Capricorn

 

Jupter the amplifier, goes retrograde once a year. Last year, he started retrograde in April of 2019, and he doesn’t get nearly the same amount of fanfare as the smaller, personal planets. When Venus and Mars and Mercury go retrograde, they tend to wreak a different kind of havoc, since their retrograde patterns are more personal to us. But big mover Jupiter still affects us, just not in the same way.

Jupiter loves to go big or go home, and he will retrace his steps through the sign of the goat from May 14th to September 12th. Without any context for our current times, we might suppose that this motion through the cardinal sign of Capricorn means that people will experience bold movements in their career — perhaps reflecting on their direction and creating a better road map on how to attain their next career move.

This will be true for some, as businesses as undergoing seismic shifts in the ongoing global pandemic. Amidst this crisis, which Jupiter was a major player in amplifying during his passage in Capricorn  during January, Jupiter will make everything around us bigger, and sometimes that means badder, too. But additionally, with his ability to amplify crisis, he will amplify opportunity.

The problem with Jupiter being in retrograde during this time of crisis and opportunity is that people will leap in too fast and too intensely in an attempt to make gains for their careers or public life. Rather, this is better for letting those big, juicy ideas come to you, and then give them time to temper. Are those ideas sounding as good the next week, after some time has passed? Run it by your friends and seek advice, as you may need to show some restraint and pull back. Expect Elon Musk to say something ill considered on twitter that frightens and outrages his shareholders. Of course, he does that all the time! But it’s perhaps an example of how Jupiterian hubris can have ill effects. Wait, and reconsider your big plans. It’s okay to go small and test the waters instead of throwing in a Titanic to sink or swim!

Saturn Rx occurs from
May 10, 1 degree of Aquarius –
September 28, 25 degrees of Capricorn

It struck me that most of the retrogrades this summer are occuring within one sign — but now we’re coming to the heavy hitter Saturn, who currently calls the cardinal sign of Capricorn his home and who, in traditional astrology, once ruled Aquarius. Don’t worry, Saturn — in my heart, you’ll always rule Aquarius 🙂 He goes retrograde just as he peeked his head into Aquarius’s house at 1 degree, to go dancing back into Capricorn until September 28th, at 25 degrees.

Saturn has been walloping us hard, between his conjunctions with Jupiter and Pluto during the early part of the year, and he’s really not finished yet. He controls the rules, the regulations, he upholds the law and demands discipline, and he punishes us when we get cocky and forget to do our due diligence.

Saturn also retrogrades on a regular schedule. The outer planets, like Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Saturn, often don’t get the same headlines as personal planets, and with good reason. Most people’s lives are evolving at a shorter time span. We don’t concern ourselves too much with where we will be 30 years from now–we’re more interested in knowing what things will be like next week.

As a result, Saturn and the other big movers aren’t quite as germane, but they can often be just as instrumental. Another aspect of Saturn not really getting a lot of fanfare for his retrograde motion is that, like Jupiter, it happens once a year like clockwork. These cycles are not unusual for us, and if anything, are business as usual.

Saturn, however, isn’t ready for business as usual. There is something he forgot back in Capricorn. There will likely be a closer look given to any new rules or laws enacted during these past few months, and especially bills that were passed as vested interests clash with the needs of the public. Saturn wants his blood tribute, figuratively speaking, and this retrograde period will be about reeling back any legislation that got out of hand while government was busy during coronavirus.

For us personally, Saturn in the cardinal house of career will be holding hands with Jupiter as well, which means our blunders will be bigger and badder when it comes to our professions. The best advice is to own up to your mistakes and wrong doings now, and be proactive about fixing the problem. Leaders will stumble, and we may see nasty effects on the political end, with legislation being bungled, and people taking the blame for things they did not do or shifting the blame onto others. People may lose their jobs, businesses paused temporarily, and people rehired in the same breath.

Now is a time for testing plans, considering all aspects of a new idea. No “winging” it, as Saturn will be waiting to shoot you down for your crass disrespect of rules and regulations. Yet, how are you supposed to know what the rules are in this swiftly changing landscape? That is the challenge of this retrograde. Things that you thought were good ideas at the time, will need to be re-evaluated later. It does not mean your plans will fail — you may need to modify and adapt.

 

Full Moon At 0° Cancer: Home Is Where The Heart Is – 12-22-2018

12-22-2018 Full Moon

When –
December 22, 2018 ~ 12:50 pm EST / December 22, 2018 ~ 17:50 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 0° of Cancer
July 12, 2018 ~ 10:49 pm EST / July 13, 2018 ~ 02:49 am UST

This lunation finds the sun poised at 0° of Capricorn and the moon at 0° of Cancer. We deal now with the polarity between interests of career and public, and those of the home life, the private life. The moon is dignified in this position where our emotions are firmly seated in our home life, and this should emphasize a desire to be in the realm of the home, to be more reflective.

Mercury at 10° Sagittarius will give boost to our communications and extra drive to those ventures involving the 9th house – an interest in foreign cultures, in publishing, in education and philosophy. This will be reinforced by a conjunction with Jupiter at 9° Sagittarius, making us more talkative, more chatty, more buoyant in our conversations. Our biggest problem will be not knowing when to stop, not knowing when to be silent!

Neptune will square this aspect at 13° of Pisces, and so this may be the area where we find our mouths getting us into trouble if we make promises we can’t keep, or alternatively, we might find ourselves lied to, or a disillusionment transpires – we will have to be faced with a choice: wake up from this illusion, or continue in blissful sleep, even if there is a cost later on.

Venus at 14° of Scorpio is dark and deep and sexy, and maybe even touched with a bit too much control, too much possession, hanging on to tightly to people and objects of material worth. She will trine Neptune at 13° Pisces, and this might make for a passionate circumstance in which we are swept off our feet. Considering the previous Mercury aspect, tread with caution, as the stage is set for the perfect seduction – as long as you know the risks of getting in over your head, you should be fine; if not, you might want to restrict your swimming to the shallow end. Neptune, after all, likes to dissolve. Boundaries might be hard to define, and Venus at 14° of Scorpio is more likely to deceive herself into having what cannot be possessed in matters of love and money.

Mars is at 23° of Pisces, where our sense of action and urgency is sluggish in the siren’s call of Pisces. We might also be more disposed to sacrifice our energy for others, to come to another’s aid, or pursue a hobby to the point of escaping reality. We might be compelled to spend a little more time than normal practicing that favorite riff on the guitar or in front of the game station.

Uranus at 28° Aries will trine the Sun at 0° Capricorn. A harmonious influence from the youthful Aries to the elder Capricorn, we might see an age gap between co-workers in a work space wherein the talents of everyone are pooled together for better results. The innovation that Uranus in Aries is equipped to bring will blend well with the Sun in Capricorn’s wise experience and full understanding of circumstance. Put on your thinking caps!

Black Moon Lilith at 15° of Aquarius will square Venus at 14° of Scorpio. There might be a woman who makes her presence known through her disapproval and will provide friction, either by being an obstacle or providing discipline. Black Moon Lilith and Venus have much to learn from each other, providing they can move past their conflict and listen. This will be the challenge of this aspect. Listen to the women in your life and see what they have to teach you about life, love, sex and power.

The North Node at 28° of Cancer will also trine Mars at 23° of Pisces in a watery aspect. We should strive to be fluid, then, for the North Node transiting the home sector will take us through aspects of our private life that need our attention. Mars in Pisces may harness this sense of fluidity and keep us moving quickly through the challenges we face as fated events move through our home life, our private life, and the place where we rest and recharge our batteries away from the public sphere.

~ 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


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

New Moon at 15° 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


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

11-23-2018 Full Moon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~6TH MANSION OF THE MOON – AL HAN’AH~

A brand or mark. Favourable for hunting, besieging towns, and the revenge of princes, destroys harvests and fruits and hinders the operation of the physician. With moon here, plough, sow but do not travel.
– Vivian Robson


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

New Moon at 15° Scorpio: Should You Stay or Should You Go? – 11-7-2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~18TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL KALB~

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


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

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


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

New Moon at 15° 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


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 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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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


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