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
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