FULL MOON IN ARIES SEPTEMBER 2018

FULL MOON IN ARIES SEPTEMBER 2018: The Dark Night of the Soul

FULL MOON IN ARIES SEPTEMBER 2018


This Full Moon in Aries will bring tension and tests to the relationships of Aries and Libra Signs and increased responsibility to home and career for Cancer and Capricorn Signs.

Planet Mars in conjunction to the South Node shall affect the Signs of the Fixed Cross (Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, and Taurus).

This Full Moon has a potent dynamic and depending on where it falls on our personal horoscope it affects all of us that are having personal planets, angles and points in the above Signs, and especially those that are born in the first decan of these Signs.


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An autumnal Full Moon in Aries is taking place on September 24th 2018.

The characterization autumnal is twice appropriate for this full moon, since besides its seasonal character, in addition it describes the mood that this full moon creates.

But let’s take first things first.

This is a Full Moon in Aries. The moon when in the Sign of Aries, though bold it may be, is at the same time an ego-centered, impatient moon that rushes headlong into confrontation if provoked. A Moon placed here makes us to respond quick and immediate to external stimuli, something that now that the Moon is fully lit by the Sun opposite her, is accentuated.

Every full moon is the tension of something culminating or coming to fulfillment and when the Aries Moon is fully opposite the Sun in Libra, the tension is others and relationships.

  • Should we be Competitive or Compromising?
  • Can we two work together?
  • Should we boldly express our needs or should we find delicate ways to make others understand what is that we want of them?

These are some of the themes of this archetypal opposition and this particular Full Moon in Aries brings these issues to the fore and moreover adds a tone of melancholy, heated discussions and embitterment in the whole mix.

Words may hurt

The main players of the Full Moon are each one conjunct to another body. Sun in Libra is making a conjunction with Mercury and Moon a conjunction with Chiron in Aries.

Try to imagine now how the mix is changed. It is very difficult for a person to compromise one opposition, let alone the four ones formed in the Full Moon in Aries chart.

  • Chiron opposes Sun
  • Chiron opposes Mercury
  • Mercury opposes Moon
  • Mercury opposes Chiron

The tension feels like a disagreement between an already wounded and touchy female and an intellectual and diplomatic man that tries to find a way to compromise without succumbing to emotional blackmail.

Especially with this Full Moon where Mercury is conjunct the Sun in Libra, common sense and logic require discussions and a climate of co-operation in order to avoid conflicts.

We have to communicate but at the same time we must be careful of what we are saying and how we are saying it, because Mercury in opposition with the Moon brings difficulties in expression and can make us communicate what we feel in a totally erroneous manner.

The woman’s hurt feelings cannot be easily soothed by the man’s logical approach. Regardless of how balanced and compromising words he may use, the opposition of Chiron to Mercury drags up memories of emotional pain.

“You talk to me with words, I talk to you with feelings”, she says.

 

 

Respect, Truth and Warmth

On top of these already over-emotional and stressed oppositions, planet Saturn stands as a merciless judge, being in a square aspect to all participating bodies.

Saturn is once more direct in the Sign of Capricorn from September the 6th, and now demands truth, integrity and responsibility. Within the aspect patterns of this full moon, Saturn is the focal planet of two T-squares that involve the Moon – Chiron conjunction on one side, and the Sun-Mercury conjunction on the other.

So if we include Saturn, we are having four more aspects that cast their gloom and somber tone on the picture.

  • Saturn squares Sun
  • Saturn squares Mercury
  • Saturn squares Moon
  • Saturn squares Chiron

To continue with the illustration I gave before, the man has to balance between being overly strict, resulting in exerting much emotional pressure on one side, and not clearly defining where his limits are, on the other, something that will result in the problem of them being crossed again.

He has to think clearly and be fair, avoiding misunderstandings and his darker expression.

The woman has to find the courage to overcome her sadness and fears and to cope with the situation understanding that it is a natural process towards addressing the relationship issues successfully and result in overall healing and well-being.

She does not have to feel inadequate, on the contrary, the square of Saturn the great teacher with Chiron the wounded healer, is a challenge to treat herself and her partner with respect and genuine warmth. It is the necessary friction that she has to transcend in order to cross the barrier of suffering and communicate her feelings with truth and kindness.

 

A trigger for closure

That would be the ideal, all of us to be able to grasp the hard aspects and to use them constructively and at will, but as we know this is more easily said than done.

This Full Moon in Aries is a pivotal Full Moon with Mars conjunct the South Node at 4° of the Aquarius Sign, a degree that is triggering the Lunar Eclipse of the 27th of July. All the issues that have emerged from the difficult summer have now to be faced and dealt with, even if risking a possible split or final loss.

Fortunately Mars is direct this time, and it is making a sextile to the Moon in Aries (that it also rules), and a trine to the Sun in Libra. Both aspects easing the tension and aiding discussions and the means to finding a common ground.

But in order to do so Mars demands co-operative spirit, healthy ego and the rationalization of the pent-up emotions in true Aquarian spirit.

We have to be patient also…

This Full Moon in Aries is the Dark Night of the Soul, a night with a potential for transformation through healing both for us and for our relations.

 

As Joseph Campbell said:


“The Dark Night of the Soul comes just before revelation.

When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life, and all that is needed.”


 

 

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NEW MOON IN VIRGO- 9 SEPTEMBER 2018

NEW MOON IN VIRGO- 9 SEPTEMBER 2018: Gifted Perfection

NEW MOON IN VIRGO- 9 SEPTEMBER 2018


The New Moon takes place in 17°and 00’ of the perfectionist Sign of Virgo. It strongly affects Virgo and Pisces Signs and also Gemini and Sagittarius Signs which are born in the second decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 15° -19° degrees of the Mutable Cross. The strong Earth Element and Water Element of this New Moon also affects all Water and Earth Signs.


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On the 9th of September a New Moon is taking place in the Sign of Virgo.

The New Moon falls exactly on the 17° degree (that means 17° 00’), something that, if we symbolically think about it, is extraordinarily suitable to the love for precision that the Virgo Sign has. As if this was not enough the 17th degree of the mutable signs is what in astrology called, a critical degree, and planets placed here are emphasized for better or worse.

So we have a really extraordinary New Moon that has a strong emphasis on the Virgoan themes.

Every New Moon has the potential for a new start and a new beginning and when the New Moon falls in the Sign of Virgo the time is perfect for addressing and tidying up loose ends. It is the right time to help ourselves or others in practical matters or to take decisions relating to health and nutrition.

It is an ideal time to set our standards, practical ways of how to serve our loved with gestures of affection, or how to organize our actions for a new project that demands our energy and focus on the details.

This New Moon in Virgo comes after the Full Moon in Pisces on the 26th of August, when we had five planets in Earth Signs and three planets in Water Signs. This was a full moon that marked a perfect time to materialize our dreams combining Earth and Water.

This New Moon now, is the perfect time to set out and take care of material, pragmatic world tasks, as the energy has shifted even more to the Earth element ,with seven bodies there while still three bodies in Water.

 

New Moon in opposition to Neptune

This polarity of the pragmatic and the idealized is reflected in the main aspect of Neptune in Pisces opposing the New Moon. This is an aspect that may play out in various ways depending on how well we can integrate the energies involved.

It can for example combine humility of ego and the need to be of service to important others with a little bit of idealizing. This could be very helpful because the idealization element will greatly lessen the excessive pedantic criticism and the perfectionism usually demanded from others, traits of the Virgo individuals. So it can help our relationships setting new standards of communication.

On the other hand, this same aspect could mean, that the excessive pedantic criticism and our desire for important relationship to be perfect, to cloud our vision and our feelings and make things worse.

This is the test of every opposition.

The meaning of this New Moon – Neptune opposition can be summed up in the following:


The perfect is not the ideal. Ask less perfection from loved ones.

At the same time the idealized does not remain perfect.

Do not get easily disappointed from your partners.


NEW MOON IN VIRGO- 9 SEPTEMBER 2018

Patterns and Motifs

What is important with this particular new moon is that the opposition to planet Neptune is aided by two Wedge formations and is also part of a Cradle pattern. The Cradle pattern connects with sextile aspects the Sun & Moon to Jupiter, Jupiter in sextile to Pluto and Pluto in sextile to Neptune.

At the same time two trine aspects, one in the Water element between Jupiter and Neptune, and the other in the Earth element between Sun-Moon and Pluto, ease once more the Neptune – New Moon opposition.

Another formation that works very helpful in the intricately woven aspect patterns in the chart of this New Moon in Virgo,  is the Grand trine in Earth between, Mercury in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus.

This Grand Trine can help us to organize our long-term plans by combining originality with stability, and strategic thinking with reformative ingenuity.

 

The Gift of this New Moon

In what ways can all these complicated aspects combine them to our most aid?

  • First of all, now is the time to be practical and realistic and to start materializing plans or new endeavors.
  • At the same time we have to continue to be inspired in order to make a reality out of a dream and not get lost in the details but to retain our grand vision.
  • We have to be very careful not to be deceived or not we to deceive others.
  • We have in mind that warm feelings and optimism will lessen most of relationship problems especially ones that have to do with over-emphasis on petty things.
  • This period is generally good as luck and numerous opportunities are guaranteed for any new projects, partnerships or actions that we begin, especially if they are approached in a practical and organized manner.
  • Remember, success is easily achieved and the necessary resources are found.
  • We are empowered because this period aligns our own spiritual growth with our deepest conviction.
  • Now is the perfect time for us to express our talents because now we will perfect them.

 

This New Moon is the Gift of Perfection and if we can tune to it, 

its rhythm will be precise and its melody sweet.

 

Find out where the New Moon falls in your chart and heed its lessons.

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Full Moon in Pisces 26 August 2018

FULL MOON IN PISCES – 26 AUGUST 2018: True to You

Full Moon in Pisces 26 August 2018


The Full Moon takes place at 03°and 12’ of the Sign of Pisces. It strongly affects Pisces and Virgo Signs and also Gemini and Sagittarius Signs which are born in the first decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 01° -05° degrees of the Mutable Cross. The energy of this Full Moon in Pisces is also channeled to the Earth Signs and affects Taurus and Capricorn Signs born near the first days.


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A beneficial full moon takes place on August the 26th.

It is a full moon that soothes us after the difficult eclipses that have preceded it, refreshing our psychic reserves. It presents an ideal opportunity for us to be inspired and to be practical at the same time, setting the bases that will assist us in the next period.

The Moon is in the dreamy and psychic Sign of Pisces and brings to the fore emotions of romantic nostalgia. The soul asks for a fleeing away from the desert of the real, feelings are fluid and the dream of escaping or the need for the osmosis with the transcendental, swell within us.

Opposite, the Sun in the zodiac Sign of Virgo, grounds illusions and seeks something more practical than the cloudy and vague Piscean landscape. It seems as if the Sun is declaring: “Dreams have a tendency of not coming true”. Yes that is true, at least if dreams remain theoretical and are not accompanied by work, meticulous craftsmanship, attention and emphasis in detail.

This contrast between, us serving a vision without losing our faith on the one hand, and being constantly inspired by the tedious reality and avoiding tendencies to flee in the dream-world on the other, is the theme of every Full Moon in Pisces.

Full Moon in Pisces 26 August 2018

 

With this particular Full Moon on the 26th of August, this balance is easily achieved, since this archetypal contrast, as expressed by the polarity of the Sun and Moon, is the backbone of a very favorable aspect pattern that in astrology is called “Kite”.

Although the chart of this Full Moon in Pisces is actually very complex – since at least four basic aspect patterns can be found within the aspects’ formations, the favorable trines and sextiles that constitute the Kite are dominant making this formation the basic element of our interpretation.

A Grand Trine between the Sun, Saturn and Uranus in the Earth Signs, forms the Kite’s main body.

This trine effortlessly grounds the transcendental idealism of the Moon in Pisces (situated at the tail of the Kite), and sets for us the foundations to materialize our dream in a practical level, as long as we adhere to the following:

We express ourselves by serving (Virgo) our ideal (Pisces), but we do it having complete consciousness (Sun) of what is our personal truth (Uranus), and what is which will make us feel really safe (Sun trine to Uranus in Taurus).

At the same time, we accept, that whichever our own truth is, it entails responsibilities (Saturn).

It is a truth that, in order to serve our dream (Moon in Pisces), should be accompanied by goals (Moon sextile Saturn in Capricorn), allow independent expression (Moon sextile Uranus in Taurus) and most importantly, give us the necessary self-discipline (Sun trine Saturn) to carry out the demands it presents.


An example to illustrate the beneficial effect that this Full Moon can have on a self-discovery level, is that of a married woman who feels the need to escape in a romantic journey with her lover.

The psychological pressure caused by the practical difficulties of making the hidden and craving journey a reality, – since it confronts with the reactions of her husband or of her parents and spoil her dream, is solved, as she faces her own personal truth.

Does she wants to escape just to live an adventure or her personal truth is that she really does not want to be married anymore and the lover is the excuse for the ending her marriage?

Being aware of her truth shows what the next practical steps are.

If it is the first case, means that it would be good for her to accept that all this is just a dream of fleeing and to begin working on her marriage with responsibility and self-discipline, while expressing at the same time her individual nature by claiming her personal space and freedom. (Saturn trine to Uranus as part of the Kite pattern).

If, on the other hand, her truth is the second case, then she must find the self-discipline to communicate how she really feels to spouse and parents and to accept the consequences by divorcing, and fulfilling her dream for a new state of being, free, and responsibly independent.


The above example is of course schematic and in no way encourages anyone to divorce.

It is an example to demonstrate how complex and interrelated processes this Full Moon in Pisces brings. Beginning with the dream and through the formation of the “Kite”, it eventually creates new situations and renews us with responsibility and freedom of action.

This is a Full Moon that is beneficial for all of us, depending on where it falls on our personal horoscope, as it combines,

  • inspiration,
  • vision,
  • a sense of responsibility and
  • awareness of our truth.

Full Moon in Pisces 26 August 2018

In addition to the Kite aspect pattern, the dreamy trine between Jupiter and Neptune and the square aspect between Venus and Pluto, give even more emotional depth to this full moon.

The square aspect between Venus and Pluto will bring to the surface psychological tensions that will eventually prove liberating, as with the trine of Jupiter to Neptune, the very possibility of our dream becoming a reality, will fill our lives us with meaning.

 

This is a strongly emotional Full Moon in Pisces, which combines the elements of Earth and Water in the best possible way.

It is sensitive and dreamy, and still, it is simultaneously the appropriate time for us to work out in a practical manner, our relationships, our partnerships, our aspirations and our dreams.

 

I wish to everyone a fulfilling Full Moon in Pisces.

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Full Moon in Capricorn 2018

FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN – 28 JUNE 2018: Macbeth

Full Moon in Capricorn 2018


The Full Moon takes place at 06°and 28’ of the Sign of Capricorn. It strongly affects Capricorn and Cancer Signs and also Aries and Libra Signs which are born in the first decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 04° -08° degrees of the Cardinal Cross.


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A Full Moon occurs on the 28th of June at the Sign of Capricorn.

This is the last full moon before the eclipses period that starts on the 13th of July when the new moon will be a Solar Eclipse. After this first eclipse two more will follow, one Lunar and again one Solar, making us trudge through A Long Hot Summer.

The upcoming eclipses period is presenting many astrological challenges and gradually reaches a climax in rising tension.

In a sense, ironical, paradoxical or cosmic, the Full Moon in Capricorn, that happens right before the eclipses period, can be seen as an alert, as a last call to discipline and mature expression of the self, qualities that are required so as we better navigate through the demanding eclipses’ landscape.


Macbeth, Act 2, Scene 1

There is a famous line in Shakespeare as Macbeth, firmly resolved and on his way to kill King Duncan, hears the sound of the castle bell in the night and says as if speaking to his victim:

“I go, and it is done. The bell invites me.

Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell, which summons thee to heaven or to hell”.


The June 2018 Full Moon in Capricorn is having the same sombre and serious mood as the bell that Macbeth hears. The bell knells and depending on our reactions our path will be more or less difficult.

 

Full Moon in Capricorn 2018

 

Every Full Moon in Capricorn brings a culmination on issues relating to the two Signs where the Sun and the Moon are placed.

Sun in Cancer is the provider of nutrition, is caring, and wants to attend to one’s emotions. We are tender and soft.

Moon in Capricorn needs acknowledgement through accomplishments. Emotions, with Moon in Capricorn, are kept reserved, since the practicalities necessary for the achievement of a goal, are more important to unnecessary and humdrum  sentimental drama.

This archetypal conflict can be felt in various aspects of our everyday lives. Professional advancement versus time with the family, emotional tenderness versus coldness and alienation in relationships, worldly status versus inner comfort.

With this specific Full Moon in Capricorn there is an additional weight that fells on the Moon.

Saturn is making a tight conjunction with the Moon and at the same time is Moon’s dispositor planet. This double Saturnian influence on the Moon is the sombre bell that is heard.

Let’s hear carefully, because this Full Moon is taking us to one of two paths:

  • One path leads to emotional pressure and disappointments out of our inability to cope with professional or relationship demands. It brings emotional detachment, coldness and unexpressed emotions. It is ambition for success irresponsible to others needs. – This path is the dark night of the soul.
  • The other path leads to integrity and maturity. It requires patience and hard work, especially relating to how we respond to the emotional needs of beloved others. It is building protection boundaries for ourselves and the family and caring for others first. – This path is ambition supported by meaningful relationships.

Is it easy to move along the second path?

Saturn is retrograde. We can use its introspective affect to better set our boundaries against external pressures. Or to understand where we need to relax and let go with the flow of things instead of trying to organize and control everything.

The Moon is making a trine with Uranus and this can give us the necessary excitement to deflect gloominess. Anything new or unusual is welcomed.

More importantly Saturn, the main player in this “Preamble” of the eclipses’ long hot summer, is also in a trine aspect to Uranus.

This means that we can manage sudden or unexpected events and conduct the necessary changes so as to smoothly integrate them to existing our structures.

So, the answer to the question posed is: It may not be easy, but it can be done!

 

Under this Full Moon in Capricorn we must hear our inner bell and become wise.

It is a test, a preparatory arena for building character and patience so as we can safely move onward through the eclipses period.

 

This Full Moon in Capricorn is a call for calculated decisions and disciplined emotions.

This may bring an initial gloominess, but out of the test, something positive will surely come.

 

I wish to everyone a fulfilling Full Moon.

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New Moon in Gemini June 2018

GEMINI NEW MOON – 13 JUNE 2018: The Message is Crystal Clear

New Moon in Gemini May 2018


The New Moon takes place in 22°and 44’ of the intellectual Sign of Gemini. It strongly affects Gemini and Sagittarius Signs and also Virgo and Pisces Signs which are born in the third decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 20° -24° degrees of the Mutable Cross.


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A rather quiet and at the same time eloquent New Moon takes places on the night of the 13th of June. This ambivalent state of affairs that this New Moon is having, quite fitting to the Gemini Sign (!), is the result of two things.

Let me explain.

This New Moon in Gemini is happening as the Sun and the Moon are meeting at 22 degrees of the Sign and again start another synodic cycle. The Sun in astrology symbolizes our very existence, our consciousness, our self – expression. The Moon is symbolic of our feelings, our psyche, our intuition and the subconscious.

Gemini is a Sign that makes information known, it communicates. Rather fitting it does something more than communicating. Gemini exchanges.

Verbal, mental, written, digital or physical bits of information are given and others are received and Gemini through this process, as a mutual Sign, reaches out towards others and understands them and itself.

Within this mode of information processing, the Sun, our very existence, is aware of the facts and the pros and cons of the situation. Our need, with the Moon in Gemini, is to express ourselves and our feelings and this is the proper time to do it since we have realized both facts and needs.

Every New Moon is such a realization and when the New Moon happens in the Sign of Gemini this realization becomes a message.

 

This New Moon is the process of conceiving of an idea,

of thoughts formed, of opinions shared.

It is the start of a new cycle of communicating with important others.


 

Gemini New Moon

 

The very unique characteristic of this New Moon in Gemini is that, if we look at the chart, there are no major aspects formed with the New Moon (the Sun and the Moon).

One exception to this, might be the waxing square of the Sun to Neptune, an aspect that has reached precision one week before the New Moon, but which now is separating, while still having a lessened effect.

So we may have to be a little cautious so as to shape our message free of any misconceptions or idealizations. We have to ponder on any new ideas with our heart free of muddled feelings and with our sense of purpose firm and not swayed.

But apart from this separating aspect, this New Moon is clear of other interventions.

This lack of other aspects is very important, because the message that this New Moon is having for every one of us, is not colored by any other planet.


This New Moon becomes a crystal clear message. 

 

A message within, that we clearly hear, understand in an intuitive way and then clearly articulate.  

A message that is the solely result of the coming together of our intellect (Sun in Gemini) with our spoken heart (Moon in Gemini).

 

A message free of other interferences.


This intuitive character of the process of both forming the message and of communicating it, is the result of yet another astrological factor.

The ruler of the New Moon in Gemini is planet Mercury, placed at 2° of Cancer.

Through its place in this sensitive and intuitive water Sign, Mercury operates with emotional intelligence and with increased care in what and how something is conveyed.

Mercury in Cancer brings heightened emotional context to our message while at the same time infuses it with sensitivity.


Words are chosen carefully, the speech is soft,

we do care and we also take care what we are saying and how we express our opinions.


Mercury is also in a sextile aspect to Uranus in Taurus, an aspect that bestows freshness and ingenuity to all intellectual processes and brings practical insights.

Mercury ruling the New Moon and its sextile with Uranus is the amplifying quality in the simplicity of this New Moon. The New Moon’s message is simple and clear, but at the same time is so filled with emotional awareness and has a caring quality, that speaks volumes.

 

That is why this New Moon in Gemini is a contradiction as all Geminis and is at the same time both eloquent in its simplicity and quiet in its clearness.

Because it is a New Moon that does not have to shout to make a point or to be heard.

Marshall McLuhan was a famous media theory professor who has coined an expression that is very descriptive of this New Moon.

“The medium is the message” – Marshall McLuhan

 

Under this New Moon every one of us becomes a medium transmitting one’s very essence and since the message is crystal clear, this New Moon in Gemini becomes

the key message of our own selves.

 

 

 

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Full Moon in Sagittarius

FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS – 29 MAY 2018: Starry Night

Full Moon in Sagittarius


The Full Moon takes place at 08°and 10’ of the Sign of Sagittarius. It strongly affects Sagittarius and Gemini Signs and also Virgo and Pisces Signs which are born in the first decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 06° -10° degrees of the Mutable Cross.

Especially with this particular Full Moon, the Grand Trine between Venus, Jupiter and Neptune affects those who have planets or horoscope points, between 10°-18° of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.


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An adventurous Full Moon is taking place on 29th of May, a moon that is infusing us with positive energy.

At last, after a period of intense moons that have set critical milestones and have marked developmental changes for many of us, now the sky is clear again.

We can now once more stand under the moonlight, feel the night breeze and marvel at the awesome display above our head. We can breathe deep, inhale the fresh air in the stillness of the night, as the twinkling stars above entice us again in faraway journeys.

The positive energy of this Full Moon is a calling to the most expanding part of our psyche. The part that likes to explore and discover, a calling to a childish urge that says, “run, jump the fence, go down this road, find where it leads you!”.

This is the nature of the Sagittarius, the Sign where the Moon is placed in this Full Moon. Excitement for what’s new.

The exciting feeling of this Full Moon in Sagittarius comes naturally and is the long-awaited release of the tension felt during the previous month.


This Full Moon is a positive culmination

that brings fulfilling emotions.


It is not unusual when the Full Moon occurs in the jovial and expansive Sign of Sagittarius, to have a positive energy but with this particular Full Moon there are some factors that amplify its positive effect.

The Sun and the Moon polarity, that happens when we have a Full Moon, usually brings overwhelming emotions or tension. This is not the case with this Full Moon, because it is a polarity aided by the aspects that the two Luminaries make with planet Mars in Aquarius.

The Sun in Gemini is in a trine aspect to Mars, and the Moon is in a sextile aspect with the red planet. These simultaneous harmonious aspects ease the sentimental tension and present an outlet for it, through action.

We feel energetic and invigorated, confident and bold, we are driven by being unique and letting the world know how we feel.

There is no conflict between our need for a personal vision and knowing our  very facts. We have examined the facts, we have made the moves, and we have shifted our stance. Now we may begin forming a new vision or to start making an already held vision, a reality. With this Full Moon we know where we stand and we know that we are ready to move on.


This Full Moon set us on a journey to find our inner truth

and to have the courage to express it.


There are no other major aspects made by the two Lights.

Just this Wedge Pattern that denotes, reforming action (Mars in Aquarius), invoked by true feelings (Mars in Aquarius sextile Moon in Sagittarius), that ease the confident expression of our desires (Mars in Aquarius trine Sun in Gemini).

Yes, we stand under the stars and we savor the night air, we comprehend the big picture, and feeling ready to jump on the first train to the next thrill.

It’s such an energizing Full Moon!

 

The second reason for the fulfilling energy that this Full Moon is having is the Grand Trine between Jupiter, Neptune and Venus.

This marvelous Grand Trine in the Water Signs emphasizes our most positive emotional qualities.

Jupiter trine Neptune brings vision, dreams, ethical belief, compassion and spiritual awareness. This qualities are compatible with the need for a true vision that the Moon in Sagittarius expresses and since Jupiter rules the Moon, we are all the more easily attuned to such feelings.

Jupiter trine Venus attracts good fortune, brings joy and pleasure, good-natured feelings, appreciation for love and art, and socializing. In this positive mood our excitement is easily aroused.

Neptune trine Venus is the love for the ideal, the idealization of love, the daydream fantasy of spiritual realms. It is through this extremely sensitive and inspiring mindset that our senses tingle, we fill optimistic and ready to embark on a new adventure.


This full moon is an urge to travel outwards… 

but in reality is a journey towards the within.


 

It is a powerful time for emotional release and for opening ourselves to new possibilities.

This is the time to ask ourselves some important questions and have the big vision to find the answers that can make real changes.

 

 

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May 2018 New Moon in Taurus

TAURUS NEW MOON – 15 MAY 2018: Shake at the Foundations

May 2018 New Moon in Taurus


The New Moon takes place in 24°and 36’ of the Earth Sign of Taurus. It strongly affects Taurus and Scorpio Signs and also Aquarius and Leo Signs which are born in the third decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 22° -26° degrees of the Fixed Cross.

Especially with this particular New Moon, the square aspect between Mars and Uranus affects those who have planets or horoscope points at 29° of Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) or 0° of the Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpions, Aquarius).


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A very original New Moon is taking place in the Sign of Taurus on May 15th.

The astrological symbolism of the New Moon has to do with the start of a new cycle that begins as two different principles, that of our conscious will (symbolized by the Sun), and that of our unconscious drives (symbolized by the Moon), meet together.

This merging of the two principles marks the perfect time to begin things as the one will drive the other.

When the New Moon happens in the Sign of Taurus the time is ideal for growing on a solid foundation, for planting the seed for the future, for firmly setting out building your security. For example enterprising endeavors are favored when the New Moon is in Taurus.

The Sign is grounded. Firm and stolid in its calmness.

Taurus. Calm, peace and harmony right?  Very nice, very nice, very nice…

…but NOT with this New Moon.

 

This is the most atypical Taurus New Moon that we shall encounter for a long, long time.

 


 

The chart of this New Moon in Taurus is very similar to the chart of an astrological event of great importance that happens less than four hours after this lunation. If you look at the chart you can observe that Uranus is at 29°59’, upon the very last minute of the very last degree of the Sign of Aries.

This New Moon coincides with the entrance of Uranus, the planet of change and de-stabilization into the Sign of Taurus.

How fitting the new moon symbolism now becomes. A new period of Uranus in Taurus begins as this New Moon happens.

So, there goes the stability of this New Moon…

 

Uranus is not only with one foot inside the Taurean territory, but also it receives a very tight square from Mars placed at 29°43’ of the Sign of Capricorn.

The exact of this aspect happens the next day after the new moon, with the two planets changing Signs simultaneously, and forming the square from 00°02′ degrees of Taurus & Aquarius.

This is first of the three successive square aspects that the two planets will be forming, with the second one culminating on August the 2nd and the third on September the 19th.

How fitting is the new moon symbolism again. A cycle of three squares between Mars and Uranus, in Aquarius – Taurus respectively, begins as this New Moon happens.

This electrifying square is associated with instability, impulsiveness, rushed excitement, reckless action, sudden jolted reactions, revolutionary drive, assertion that shocks, boldness and impatience, bursts of anger, accident proneness, tension and ego drive.

So, there goes the calmness of this New Moon…

 

One more entrance.

Mars enters Aquarius a few hours after this New Moon. From Aquarius, a Sign ruled by Uranus, and at the same time in a square aspect with Uranus, Mars brings once more the Uranian – Aquarian motif into the earth Sign of Taurus.

So, there goes the firm ground of this New Moon….

 

The chart of the New Moon has six planets in earth Signs but the energy that Uranus brings is intense. The square with Mars is tight, the degrees are critical, the Uranian motif is repeated.

This New Moon is not about planting seeds and waiting patiently for them to grow.

It is not about building security.


The May 2018 New Moon in Taurus is about us

 beginning to prepare for the upcoming changes.

It is a trailer of what is to come as the cycle of eclipses in the Leo – Aquarius axis is approaching.

It is the pre-seismic activity before the foundational shake.


The balance has shifted, a new paradigm shift is forming in the following months and this New Moon in Taurus is the introductory chapter of the “Manual of Change”.

Some of the questions that this New Moon in Taurus poses are:

  • How can we maintain inner peace within a de-stabilizing period?
  • How can we build and enhance on our material resources while the very landscape is changing?
  • How we can align needs and will, in an ingenious and innovative approach that does not undermine what we have up to now held as familiar giving us a sense of security?
  • How to tap on creativity, emotional stamina and stay focused with will power towards our goals -all traits of the chart of this New Moon but shadowed by the intensity of the Uranus and Mars energy?

The characteristics of the Taurus Sign hold the answers to these and other similar questions that may arise:

  • Amidst the Uranian shakes, we try to remain calm in our center, open and ready to embrace change.
  • We try to remain a placid Taurus and to not act with the impulsiveness of the Mars – Uranus square.
  • We sense the electrifying vibes and absorb the surge of energy with laid back detachment.
  • We understand that the new security is to dare to deconstruct the familiar and then rebuilt it in a new form.

Such is the nature of the processes that this New Moon sets forth for us. And if they may sound vague, abstract or too difficult to attain, please have in mind that,

…what was once a shocking modernity, it is today’s classic art.

 

 

 

Find out where the New Moon falls in your chart and heed its lessons.

 

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