Full Moon at 3° of Pisces: Squares Dominate – 8-26-2018

08-26-2018 Full Moon
When – August 26, 2018 ~ 07:58 am EST / August 26, 2018 ~ 11:58 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 26° of Pisces
March 17, 2018 ~ 9:14 am EST / March 17, 2018 ~ 1:14 pm UST

This lunation has a strong concentration on the Virgo-Pisces axis, with numerous squares.

The sun occupies 3° of Virgo. We may find ourselves concerned with daily work and chores, our pets, our health habits and exercise. Virgo’s ruler is Mercury, which is in forward motion during this time after a retrograde period in the sign of Leo at 14°.

The full moon is at 3° of Pisces, and so this can be a time of emotional expression, of effusive feeling, of a desire to give all and so our hearts might not be as focused on the organizational detail oriented work the sun is asking us to perform. We want to pour out our hearts, but Virgo wants us to pour with greater consideration and discernment.

Mercury at 14° of Leo will give our expressions added drama and creative force which can suit this Virgo sun well, but at it’s worst, has the potential to make our Pisces infused hearts confess all – don’t drunk dial/text at this time or it will stoke others to anger, wounding your ego and causing yet more inappropriate words to be exchanged. This will be exacerbated by a square to Mercury from Jupiter at 16° of Scorpio, further setting the stage to unlock one’s tongue to reveal secrets and feelings better left unsaid.

With an additional inconjunct moving in from Neptune at 15 Pisces – watch your mouth! It will do us no good to let it run away with our heart.

Venus at 18° of Libra will square the god of the underworld, Pluto in Capricorn at 19° there may be difficulties between relationships in love and romance that require compromises we are unwilling to make or blindsided by and this will require transformation in the face of defeat – or even challenges from financial institutions and difficulties w/money flow.

Venus will also semi-square the sun, make expressions of affection and aspirations of money acquisition difficult and obstacles prolonged.

Mars at 28° Capricorn is still in retrograde motion; now he affects the realm of career, authority figures and fathers. Men will feel the energy of this Mars and may be reinforcing their authority or be examining what it means to be in a position of authority. This will be a reflective time for men who have earned power and respect in their lives, but for those who have not, insecurity may trigger arguments which force combative men into reflection.

Mars at 28° Capricorn will also face a semi-square to Neptune at 15° Pisces and so there may be confused messages coming from people in authority, or men who find their careers will present problems to which there are no cut and dry solutions. This will prove frustrating as the Mars impulse is a pull to action, but action becomes harder when well defined goals are absent.

Mars at 28° Capricorn will also conjunct Black Moon Lilith at 2° Aquarius; taboo female sexuality could find itself at war with the steadfast Capricorn flavor of retrograde Mars. Expect clashes between the sexes that are potent in the presence of female power, but these may be clashes of unexpressed desire.

Mars also contends with a square from Uranus at 2° Taurus. There could be an issue which arises suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of financial instability, and the cost could involve members of a team or a company. Whatever form this square takes, it will be the pressure between uncertain resources, whether a volatile stock market or checking account, and the needs of the status quo, or in this sense, a community with common purpose, such as the camaraderie among soldiers – Mars in the Saturn ruled Capricorn.

Saturn at 2° Capricorn will trine the sun at 3° Virgo and trine Uranus at 2° Taurus – a grand earth trine, good for stability, reliance, and dependability.

You may find during this time that all matters pertaining to these earthy signs will move quickly, organizing, health and exercise, grounded analytical thinking, discernment, pragmatism, good eating and appreciate of both body and beauty, will provide a sturdy foundation for long term plans or even just activities or events that give a sense of beauty and nurturing to one’s life.

The north node at 4° Leo makes a square to Uranus at 2° Taurus and forms an opposition to Black Moon Lilith at 2° Aquarius. Here, our future is complicated by instability in needed resources and our relationship to darker, primal sense regarding desire and it’s express with Black Moon Lilith in rebellious Aquarius.

~17TH MANSION OF THE MOON: IKLIL AL-JABHAH~

The crown of the forehead. Improves misfortune, makes love durable, strengthens buildings and helps seamen. With moon here, build, sow, plant, navigate, but do not marry.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~11TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL ZUBRAH~

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


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Lunations 2018

Full Moon at 4° Aquarius: Leo/Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus – 7-27-2018

07-27-2018 Full Moon
When –

July 27, 2018 ~ 04:22 pm EST / July 27, 2018 ~ 08:22 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 27° of Aquarius
February 15, 2018 ~ 04:06 pm EST / February 15, 2018 ~ 09:06 pm UST

This full moon at 4° of Aquarius will bring us an element of chaos.

Significantly, Venus is transiting Virgo at 19°, in her fall, where love and affection will not be easily expressed under the influence of critical Virgo. Women will be in no mood to suffer fools.

Conversely, Mars is retrograde at 3° detached and rebellious Aquarius. Men may find themselves rebelling without a cause and this retrograde period demands a rethinking of action and an understanding of why; some may be inclined to act with no clear strategy in mind, creating an anxious, frustrating period.

Overall, this could be a poor time for relationships between the sexes, and only those who thrive in chaos or enjoy challenge – will find anything to like about this lunation.

Mars at 3° Aquarius also opposes the sun at 4° Leo, bringing emphasis to any rules or self-expression we might find dissatisfying, resulting in a desire to unleash our Mars energy where we feel our unique, individual voices stifled by others.

This will be especially potent as Mars at 3° Aquarius adding emotional intensity. Privately, we long to indulge in our feelings and be at one with who we truly are, and to express it in our physical lives – yet, our public lives might not have the room built into them for such a purpose. Our discomfort increases and with it, the potential for argument, combativeness.

The moon and Mars conjunct in Aquarius will square Uranus at 2° of Taurus, as well as the sun in 4° of Leo, suggesting a challenge to our resources, we may be called upon to use money creatively, or someone in our circle of friends is cash-strapped, or there is a chance to help finance a start-up. Venus in Virgo will not release the purse strings until her examinations are satisfied.

Venus at 19° of Virgo will form a trine to Pluto at 19° of Capricorn, while also opposing Neptune at 16° of Pisces – this will emphasize a tight-fisted hold on money, a lack of it, and an effort to service which might feel futile and give one a sense of a lack of gratitude, or being taken for granted. This may threaten good will between others if taken too far.

Saturn at 3° Capricorn retrograde will trine Neptune at 16° of Pisces, where we should find an agreeable quickening between structures and figures of power and a desire to dissolve rules and regulations that no longer serve the greater good, providing new freedom where before there was only restraint. Meanwhile, Saturn will also be inconjunct the sun at 4° Leo. The dissolution of the trine might spread discomfort and instability central to the self, and we will learn to accommodate – with difficulty.

The north node at 5° Leo will conjunct the sun and oppose the moon and Mars at 4° Aquarius, and the north node will also be square Uranus at 2° of Taurus.

Our solar, ego self will be aligned to the nodes purpose, while the moon and Mars will pull us away, distracting us with emotional matters and physical pursuits and we should not lose sight of the critical components of Leo – big-hearted generosity, leading by example, and the creative principle which like the sun, radiates onward. Courage is critical as this node faces a square from Uranus at 2° Taurus, bringing unpredictability to our resources.

~24TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL SA’D~

The luckiest of the lucky. Gives marital happiness, victory of soldiers but prevents the execution of government. With moon here, build, marry, make friends and travel.
– Vivian Robson


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Lunations 2018

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

07-12-2018 New Moon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~9TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL TARF~

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


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Lunations 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Lunations 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~7TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL DHIRA~

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


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Lunations 2018

Full Moon at 8° Sagittarius: Uranus Into Taurus – 5-29-2018

05-29-2018 Full Moon

When –
May 29, 2018 ~ 10:20 am EST / May 29,2018 ~ 2:20 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 26° Sagittarius
December 18, 2017 ~ 01:31 am EST / December 18, 2017 ~ 06:31 am UST

You can read about this corollary lunation on the post at my website for free, here:
https://stars-by-design.com/2017/12/18/sagittarius-new-moon-12-18-2017/

This lunation marks a critical event: slow moving Uranus moves into 0° of Taurus from Aries. Uranus brings his rebellious spirit into earthy Taurus, Venus’s domicile. We can expect the spark of genius and innovation to express itself through matters of wealth and resources, of beauty and romance, making Uranus’s element of surprise rooted in the practical, rather than the fiery brashness of Aries. Very exciting indeed!

As this event gets underway, we look to the luminaries. The sun is at 8° of Gemini, the third house of siblings, communications, and short term travel, opposing the full moon at 8° of Sagittarius, the 9th house of foreign cultures, high education, travel and publishing. We can expect such issues to occupy our time at this lunation.

Mars at 4° of Aquarius trines the sun at 8° of Gemini, quickening the force and effect of our communications as well as flavoring it with the typical Aquarian spirit, that of rebellion, uniqueness, and detachment.

Uranus at 0° Taurus will also square Mars in 4° Aquarius, suggesting a clash of energy between practical matters and a desire to progress to new ground. Taurus likes to be slow and steady and Mars will feel more headstrong under the Aquarian influence.

Venus at 11° of cancer forms a watery trine to Neptune at 16° of Pisces. This can be a wonderful time to explore one’s artistic sensibilities and be swept away by a romance. On the downside, this can be over emotional, with people feeling martyred or victimized if indulged in too far.

This could come into play as Venus at 11° of Cancer opposes Saturn at 7° of Capricorn, retrograde. Should an authority figure impose rule on weepy Venus in Cancer, she may evade responsibilities by playing the victim. It could also indicate an issue with finances, overspending or difficulty paying the bills. However, if we’ve been diligent and responsible, we stand to gain from Saturn’s stabilizing force.

Jupiter at 15° of Scorpio retrograde will exacerbate this condition through a trine to Venus, amplifying, whatever situation we find ourselves in. Between Venus and Neptune in their respective houses, a Grand Water Trine forms. Occupations concerning water may benefit, and in particular, we may find ourselves inundated with inspiration, intuition, and creative impulse that taps deep into the well of our subconscious.

Mercury at 29° Taurus also makes a semi-square to Venus, which may cause problems with communications and misunderstandings that take time to unravel – at this anaretic degree, be aware of arguments that have the potential to end relationships. Strive to be diplomatic.

Saturn at 7° Capricorn retrograde will inconjunct the sun at 8° Gemini and once again, difficulties or challenges with communications, particularly in chains of command will be highlighted.

Pluto at 20° Capricorn will semi-square the moon at 8° Sagittarius so be aware of conflicting interests as Pluto may be challenging us with restrictions through career, and our emotional selves concentrated on matters of education, travel, and publishing.

~20TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL NA’AM~

The ostriches. Helps the taming of wild beasts, strengthening of prisons, destroys the wealth of societies, and compels a man to come to a certain place. With moon here, build, ask favors, but do not marry.


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Lunations 2018