LEO NEW MOON 23 July 2017

Invigorating and active the New Moon in Leo invites us to express our creativity, passion and enthusiasm.

The Sun that has just entered the sign of Leo wants us to shine and bring ourselves to the front and the Moon on his side in the same sign, at the beginning of her cycle, brings generosity and warmth to our emotions. Mars in conjunction with the lights fills us with excitement, vitality and mood for action.

Nervousness, dynamism, rush or tension may exist from the square that Uranus makes with the triplet of Mars, Sun, Moon, but this is precisely the “air” that we need to dare to get out. There’s no reason for hesitation. The square with Uranus is a separating one and its vibrations are slowly ending.

The Sun is the final dispositor of both Mars and Uranus and it is he that has the final word on both planets. The angles of the horoscope in the cardinal signs once again emphasize the “do it” character of the chart.

Jupiter on the Ascendant and in a trine with Venus (ruler of the chart), favors our social abilities and balances whatever pressure Venus is receiving from her opposition with Saturn. Mercury trines both Uranus and Saturn and makes our thinking innovative and strategic and as it conjuncts the North Node, calls us to communicate our message because it is a message that will have its impact and will be heard.

With this New Moon upon the powerful 0° degree we must dare to express ourselves, and as a New Moon is a new beginning this is the right time for a bold and confident step.

A verse comes to my mind…

“Now it’s your chance to Shine!”


© Andrew Ifandis-Cosmos of Astrology


SEPTEMBER 2016 ECLIPSES: Rock les mutables


The Eclipses out on the 1st and 16th of September are rocking the mutable signs.

The first, Solar one, from 9 rpm of Virgo and the second, Lunar, from 24 rpm Pisces, will be played and heard loudly. Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini rockers, especially those born on the 1st and the 3rd decans, as well as all those with personal planets close to the 9 and 24 degrees of the Virgo – Pisces axis, are going to experience unforgettable tracks within the next six months.
Ballads, blues, slow, hard-rock or bashing drums, it depends on each one’s natal record.

What is important is to remember the rock concert 101. Keep alert and watch out.
If you’re in the front row and the crowd sways, you just let yourself to the wave without resisting, unless you might get injured or get grabbed by Mars and Saturn that stand Security Guards beneath the stage.

Now you know. Don’t fret. Either way, this is an experience to further broaden your musical training. So, enjoy the rhythm and crowd surf if you may.


Arnold Schwarzenegger Capricorn Moon


Arnold’s charming personality, his winning attitude, his workaholicism, are all traits that can be found in his natal chart and explained in Astrological terms through a natal analysis. 

Look at the man’s moon!   Arnold Schwarzcenegger Moon Works Out

Pumping and sweating in the 6th house of fitness and daily toil, placed in Capricorn, is speaking volumes of his inner need to be somebody important, his persistence and aspiration to gradual climb to the top.

This moon is the ruler of his charming Cancer ascendant, expressing outward his need for achievement and status. A moon that’s in Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, so it means business.

“When you’re out there partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard. Someone is getting smarter and someone is winning.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

No fun and relax. Work and win. No pain, No Gain if you want to be Numero Uno Capricorn style!

This hard-working Moon in Capricorn is also a Gibbous Moon. Let’s get out of the gym for a moment, look at the sky and explain a little Lunar Astrology. In Astrology a moon’s phase in the time of birth is extremely important because it shows us the way we interact with the world.

Our motivation, modes of thought, our energy, all is in tune with the moon’s light. If it is waxing we are outward and expanding, having aims, goals, we grow as the light reflected form the moon surface grows. If we are born in waning phase the process is more inward, maturation occurs, conclusions endings and re-assessments, clearing for the new takes place.

Let’s get back to the gym now. There’s Arnold’s moon in the corner lifting, a waxing one and in Gibbous phase. This phase denotes Growth, Development and Establishment the building of new structures and systems of thought. So fitting to this man’s life that has built a structured body and a whole new school in bodybuilding and more importantly established and re-established himself and his career three times.

Waxing Gibbous: a phase that denotes self-development and production, perfection and overcoming of obstacles. Exactly what Arnold’s philosophy and life show.

So this moon in Capricorn works out and works out well helping him towards success. But more help comes from the man’s Nodes. Arnold’s uplift through the social ladder is also there in the chart.  The South Node is in the 5th house and in Sagittarius, the North Node in the 11th house in Gemini. Both at 0 degrees. Discover more in “Arnold nods and follows his nodes”.


© Andrew Ifandis-Cosmos of Astrology