Me? Or should I say we?
The Full Moon will occur at 09°05’ Leo (antiscion 20°55’ Taurus). Leo is a Fixed, Fire sign. In traditional astrology Leo governs the 5th house, so this Full Moon operates on the 5th-11th house axis (Leo-Aquarius): the things we create for our own personal satisfaction (including our children) vs our group efforts, the artist vs the scientist, the autocrat vs the democrat etc.
The lunation chart itself will have a heavy Earth/Air elemental sense to it (4 planets in each element) together with a feeling of being stuck (7 planets in Fixed signs). Practical [...]
The New Moon will occur at 23°13’ Capricorn (antiscion 6°37’ Sagittarius) and will be OOB.
The Moon's transit through the declinations will cycle between nominal highs and extreme highs over a period of about 18 years. The last cycle of extreme highs ended in 2011. The present cycle of extreme highs began in April 2020.*
Capricorn is a Cardinal, Earth sign, so persons with planets or angles of the natal chart at 21-26° of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra will be particularly affected by this lunation.
New Moons are notoriously the best moment to set fresh [...]
Abstract ideas or unconventional truths?
In Aquarius, a sign co-ruled by Saturn (traditional) and Uranus (modern), Mercury is even more thirsty for knowledge, always in search of new ideas and technologies but ready to reject or even abandon them as soon as new (Uranus) becomes normal (Saturn).
Mercury in Aquarius will give us new visions, make us aware of new possibilities, allow us to envision an ideal world or society, which might be great as a theory, but much less so as a practicality.
Aquarius is a fixed Air sign so here Mercury is at home in the mind and intellect but less so [...]
The spookiest night with a Full Moon to light up the hidden corners so that we can see the Uranus surprises even better!
The Full Moon will take place at 8°38’ Taurus (antisicion 21°22’ Leo) and will be in an almost exact (to the minute) conjunction with retrograde Uranus. It’s the second Full Moon in a calendar month (October) and as such is known as a “Blue” Moon.
The lunation chart is another of those heavy in Earth elements and Cardinal modes so we should be acting with our heads on our shoulders so to speak, moving forward with sense and practicality.
It falls on the [...]
Saturn’s influence is still hard to ignore…
The New Moon will occur at 26°35’ Leo (antiscion 3°35’ Taurus) and will form a partile quincunx aspect to Saturn retrograde in Capricorn.
Quincunxes are aspects of tension rather than of action and this one has a 6th house flavour to it (Saturn is 6 houses after the New Moon by sign), hinting at health issues and daily grind, so, again we have a Saturn influence in a monthly lunation as for the past four. The tension aspect of the quincunx is usually released by a transiting planet passing over the degree of the aspect and the release[...]
All I'm askin', is for a little respect when you get home (just a little bit)”*
After a long stay in the homely sign of Cancer due to its retrograde period, Mercury now enters flamboyant Leo for a brief two-week stay.
In Leo, all planets want to be respected according to their nature. Mercury in Leo wants to be respected for his opinions and views and in desiring this, self-confidence often turns into bravado and presumption.
During this brief stay in Leo, Mercury will make the following aspects:
10 August: square Uranus in Taurus (10°40’) – both in in Fixed signs this could[...]
Another chapter of the never-ending story
The New Moon will occur at 28°26’ Cancer (antiscion 1°34° Gemini) in a partile opposition to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn. This is the second New Moon in Cancer this season, these “double New Moons” occur approximately every 29 months or so and are also called “Black Moons” by some astrologers. Both the Moon and Saturn are in their own sign and thus strong but each in the detriment of the other…working together to find a compromise could end up badly since they seem to be partners in crime rather than strong planets aimed at [...]