NEW MOON IN ARIES 2019

NEW MOON IN ARIES 5 APRIL 2019: How Soon Is Now?

NEW MOON IN ARIES 2019


The New Moon takes place at 15°17’ of the Sign of Aries. It mainly affects Aries and Libra Signs and also Cancer and Capricorn Signs which are born in the second decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 13° -17° degrees of the Cardinal Cross.


There is a lyric that says… “And when you want to live how do you start, where you go, who you need to know?”.

This is in a sense the question, that the New Moon in Aries which takes place on April the 5th, poses for each one of us. Because from one hand it is a very good opportunity for starts, but on the other hand it presents us with some serious challenges.

But let’s take first things first, as this is an Aries New Moon.


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Each New Moon is the beginning of a new cycle, and when it is a New Moon that takes place in the pioneering, dynamic, impulsive, and self-expressive Aries Sign, it is more than just a new chapter.

Now, we have the first moon of the new Astrological Year which has commenced on the day of the Spring Equinox.

This New Moon in Aries is Chapter Number One.

We ourselves are number one under this New Moon. We feel that now is the time for a full expression of our own identity. We can be bold and we may rush, we want things done, and done our own way.

But the problem with this particular New Moon in Aries is that our expression and feelings are held in check.

The only major aspect that the two Lights make, is that of an applying square to the planet Saturn in Capricorn. What a pity, that our passionate intensity, our impulsive disposition, our dynamism to act are challenged.

We aim for preeminence and Saturn speaks of moderation. We feel an urgency to act quickly and Saturn says that we need to have patience. We try to be ourselves and someone else wants us to behave differently.

Saturn here is the very reality that does not allow us to be or to do what we want and in the way we want it.

It may be responsibilities that delay our plans. It may be practical difficulties that make us hesitant to accept a new job offer. It may be a father figure or a person of authority that oppose our actions.

Even worse it may be our own fears, our own pessimism, or just a sense of “This is too hard” that place obstacles in our path…

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This New Moon in Aries is also disposited by planet Mars. Once more emphasizing the New Moon’s hold back motif, Mars is in a sesquiquadrate aspect to Saturn.

Sesquiquadrates are subtle challenges that have a learning character, but unlike squares they cannot be easily felt or understood. They require a passing of time till the conflict they represent surfaces and is eventually confronted.

The sesquiquadrate aspect between Mars and Saturn may denote that things follow a very slow process as they move, and the more they delay the more frustrated we become.

The rush with which we want to act is pressing us all the more. We are deeply in need of breaking into the new, and in our hurry to do it quickly, we become impatient.

The more impatient we get, the more we may feel the consequences of the Mercury square Jupiter aspect, resulting in us saying more than needed, seeing the big picture but avoiding minor details, or promising more that we can deliver.

Patience is needed…

Fortunately,

Mercury sextile Saturn, an aspect that comes exact two days after the New Moon, make us to communicate in a responsible manner and clears our thinking.

Mercury sextile Pluto, focuses our concentration and gives persuasive power.

These two aspects help to balance the fog and the ambiguity created from the prolonged conjunction of Mercury and Neptune in Pisces, something that clouded our vision with retro nostalgia during the days when Mercury was retrograde.

We have to work on the good expression of these two planets. For example instead of arguing with the father figure we may speak to him with compassion. Βy sharing our dream with him, to inspire him, and make him our ally and not our opposer.



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Let us be cautious then because this New Moon, though promising of a new beginning is also demanding, frustrating and oppressive.

Let us be prudent. We have to master Saturn in order to overcome this New Moon’s sombre and challenging character so as to fully to exploit its potential for a new start.

Let us attune with Neptune’s higher vibrations to inspire ourselves and avoid the pitfalls of disillusionment before we even begin.

The energy of Neptune-Mercury conjunction in Pisces combined with the New Moon squaring Saturn in Capricorn that characterizes the chart, reminds me of something a dear friend wrote.


“We decorate ourselves with lots of lies to endure everyday life and forget that by doing it, we cower our bright and strong soul who wants to be expressed with joy, intensity and passion!

The biggest lie we say to ourselves is “I cannot”. And we say so often that in the end it becomes part of our truth.


So when we want to live how do we start, where we go, who we need to know?

 

We start with patience, we go within and till the end and we need to know no one else but our own self.

 

P.S. The mundane expression of the New Moon that activates the eclipse of January the 6th will be difficult and we may witness some serious events in the next days. But this is another story…

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NEW MOON IN PISCES 6 MAR GR

NEW MOON IN PISCES 6 MARCH 2019: A t l a n t i s

NEW MOON IN PISCES 6 MAR GR


The New Moon takes place at 16°09’ of the Sign of Pisces. It has a positive effect for Pisces, Taurus, and Capricorn persons, as well as for Cancer and Scorpio persons, which are born in the second decan, as well as for those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 14° – 18° degrees of the mentioned Signs.


A New Moon in Pisces takes place on March the 6th.

This is a moon from the transcendental realms. It holds the promise of a re-birth. It has a quality of merging the spiritual with the material. This is a moon to manifest the dream.

 

New Moons are always new starts. Beginnings or new happenings for better or worse depending on the aspects at the time of their occurrence and on how they activate our natal chart.

When the New Moon takes place in the Sign of Pisces it marks a new cycle that is characterized with the sensitivity of Sign. It is with inspiration, compassion, creativity, and intuition that our individual spirit, the Sun, is expressed under the Piscean influence on our psyche and our subconscious, the Moon.


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This particular New Moon twice intensifies the Piscean motifs since the two Lights are conjunct Neptune, the ruler of the Sign.

This is an aspect that if examined on its own, could mean heightened spirituality, compassion and awareness of the most-subtle vibes.

On its negative expression it could mean among others, a lack of will, not clear intentions and non-clarity in emotions. It could mean harboring unrealistic expectations from ourselves, subdued will or lessened vitality.

Even more, with Jupiter in this lunation making a square aspect to Neptune, the risk of over idealizing, of living more in the fantasy world or being overly optimistic is heightened. But…

…astrology is not just an aspect and the chart has to be viewed as an energy grid.

 

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The two Lights and Neptune are making sextile aspects to Mars and Saturn, two planets that themselves are in a trine aspect. This formation is called a Small Talent Triangle and channels the positive energy of the trine aspect between Mars and Saturn to the focus point that is the New Moon conjuct to Neptune.

The key of this aspect formation is that by using the Mars trine Saturn energy we can exploit the opportunities presented by the two sextiles.

Mars trine Saturn is an aspect that helps with disciplined action. It gives us the ability to set goals and the drive and energy to force them into completion. It helps us with structured ambition and to work with patience.

Mars and Saturn are both in earth signs and all things practical can now be carried through and settled with just a small perseverance. Physical effort may be necessary but it won’t tire us or exhaust us.

 

That is why this New Moon is so good.

It allows us to dream and to conceptualize. It make us feel inspired and any intentions set now will not remain mere fantasies. The trine of Mars to Saturn motivates us to act on the inspiration of this New Moon and to make a reality out of our dream.

This New Moon in Pisces does not allow wobbling and indecisiveness, dreamy escapism or scattering of our energy.

It fills our imagination, make us creative and fills us with compassion. It combines the practical with the ethereal.

It is a New Moon, best described in the words of a great Pisces, Edgar Cayce. A man who was a healer, a prophet and a clairvoyant, and who also had a similar Small Talent Triangle in his chart:

“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions”

                                                                                                              – Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce NEW MOON IN PISCES 6 MARCH


Now the picture is complete.

But this is a New Moon that has a delicate timing also.

It takes place on the same day that Uranus, the planet of awakenings enters the practical and sensual Sign of Taurus. This in itself is a statement that declares that Uranus’ rejuvenating wind, under this New Moon, will mark a new sense of security and self- esteem.

Re-invigoration comes as long as we attune to the higher vibrations of Art, Empathy and Spirituality, that this New Moon is a typical paradigm for.

This New Moon in Pisces is also having a healing quality.

Mercury, in the chart of the New Moon, is stationary ready to turn retrograde from 29° Pisces, and conjunct Chiron in 0° Aries.

It is at the same cosmic moment, when Uranus is entering Taurus and activates the January 21 Lunar Eclipse in the Sign of Leo, that Mercury, infused with Chironic pain, turns to the past, to reassess the events of the strange gone era of January and last summer.

This repeat or repent of past events, is now making us to see what happened under the prism of Piscean forgiveness. First we understand and then we forgive. That is the reprise of the Mercury retrograde. The karmic lesson is now learned.


Awakening comes from forgiveness and compassion for ourselves. If we attain this for us, then we can also do this for our important others.


 This is the message of this New Moon. Just remain open to the energy of this fantastic New Moon in Pisces and start to dream of your future selves.


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NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS 4 FEBRUARY 2019 GR

NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS 4 FEBRUARY 2019: The Building of the Cathedral

NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS 4 FEBRUARY 2019


The New Moon takes place at 15°45’ of the Sign of Aquarius. It has a positive effect for Aquarius, Pisces, and Capricorn persons, and also for Gemini and Libra persons, which are born in the second decan, as well as for those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 13° – 17° degrees of the Signs mentioned.


A new moon in Aquarius takes place on February the 4th.

It is a New Moon that works like a dynamo that is propelling advancement, by setting now, the foundations for growth that is to come.

 

A new Moon in the Sign of Aquarius

Every New Moon presents an ideal time for initiation, the best time to start something. Especially when the New Moon falls in the Sign of Aquarius, it favors originality, ingenuity and planning for our future.

The Sign of Aquarius becomes creative through the expression of its need to serve humanity. It is creative, not in the way that the individual artist is creative, by making works that relate to his life and which are the images and symbols of his personal experiences.

It is creative in the way that a collaborative and joint effort is creative. A gathering of ideas and shared labor towards a common goal.


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This New Moon is like the building of a Cathedral.

In the detached and highly intellectual Sign of Aquarius creation comes from the labour of many, and it is like the building of a Cathedral. It is the communion that has joined together in an effort, wanting to pay homage to a greater idea, and driven by a higher cause. It is common logic and common sense, envisioning a shared future.

The Cathedral may be the concept of one person, the architect that has made the plans, but it encompasses the works of many artists. Painters, sculptors, wood-workers, organ builders, all of them contribute their piece and thus when the Cathedral is complete it then becomes a monument of collective work and co-operation.

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The net of aspects and opportunities

The Sun and the Moon, as they are conjunct on the 4th of February, they do not receive any hard aspects and they make a conjunction to Mercury and some harmonious aspects to Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune.

The New Moon on Aquarius is conjunct to Mercury: Mercury in Aquarius accumulates ideas and can be especially creative by giving birth to an original idea or a concept. This aspect has growth potential as long as we are not fixed in our beliefs, we are not opinionated, and instead remain open and flexible to our partner’s views.

The other aspects are those of a sextile, and four semi-sextiles.

Sextiles bring opportunities that can manifest after some required effort on our side.

Semi-sextiles are the beginning of the awareness that such opportunities exist. They work as small hunches that shift our attention to something with which we may not feel familiar with, but which may be of use. They may initially feel like a small irritation that we ignore, but which eventually is proved that has pointed to something that was important.

The semi-sextiles of this New Moon in Aquarius are the arches of our Cathedral that support the magnificent dome.

  • Sun in Aquarius semi-sextile Saturn in Capricorn indicates awareness towards common goals that can lead to status and respect, as long as we can accept the constructive criticism of others on our own ideas.
  • Sun in Aquarius semi-sextile Neptune in Pisces is attunement of the self towards higher vibrations that can inspire. This inspiration will be very productive if used for serving the collaborative efforts.
  • Moon in Aquarius semi-sextile Saturn in Capricorn is sensing of the need to reserve our emotions. Potential exists from displaying a matured attitude for the sake of the common ground.
  • Moon in Aquarius semi-sextile Neptune in Pisces is feeling the vibes of the collective and collaborating with an intuitive approach. Potential exists from building a sense of communion within the team.

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All these small and very important semi-sextiles are tied upon the sextile aspect of Saturn and Neptune.

This is an important aspect because it joins together two planets that are in their domicile Signs.

Saturn is in Capricorn and Neptune is in Pisces, which means both planets are expressing at their best, emphasizing a motif of the construction (Saturn) of an ideal (Neptune). It is an aspect of truly inspired goals, that presents tangible opportunities for our dreams to be brought into reality.

The fact that these two planets are simultaneously in semi-sextiles with the New Moon aids, so as any new ideas conceived now, may materialize.


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Venus trine Uranus is originality in what we like and the easiness with which we like new concepts.

Mars trine Jupiter spurs us into action with fervent zeal.

Mars square Pluto is the powerful drive that fuels our intentions, is our persistence and focus to drive through and complete our work. It is the power behind the building of the new, but we have to be careful to use the unstoppable force that this square represents, constructively and completely stripped of egotistical desires.

 

Epilogue

The aspects around this New Moon are like a supportive framework that allows us to share our dream with others.

It helps us understand that there is common ground and opportunities if we work and collaborate towards the same cause.

It brings awareness of potential partnerships and relationships that though they will serve our common interests, they shall shall allow for the expression of our own originality, at the same time.

 

So enjoy this New Moon in Aquarius and embrace its potential in the best possible way!

 

 

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NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS 7 DECEMBER 2018

NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS 7 DECEMBER 2018: The Great Gatsby

 

NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS 7 DECEMBER 2018


The New Moon takes place at 15°07’ of the Sign of Sagittarius. It mainly affects Sagittarius and Gemini persons and also Virgo and Pisces persons which are born in the second decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 13° – 17° degrees of the Mutable Cross.


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A grandiose and illusive New Moon takes place on December the 7th in the Sign of Sagittarius.

Every New Moon marks a beginning. It is the proper period to start something or to plant the seeds of the new.

It is the perfect time to set our goals and aspirations. To filter them through the prism of the Zodiac Sign in which the New Moon is taking place, and to apply them to the area of our life that the House which the New Moon activates represents in our natal chart.


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When the New Moon occurs in the enthusiastic and expansive Sagittarius Sign, it usually brings a renewal in spirits and a widening of our perception. It is a moon that fills us with optimism and makes us turn to the future, helping us to grasp the big picture.

 

This New Moon on December 7th is a mixture of exuberance and sparkling allure.

It has at its core the deceptive combined with the lavishly grandiose.

It looks like an invitation to attend the cosmopolitan party that takes place in the majestic mansion.

There, excitedly, we explore the garden and vast space. We talk to everyone, get to know each other and have fun. As the hours pass, the sweet drunkenness of the evening makes us all the more relaxed.

Our mood is tipsy, we attract glances and we vibe with sexual appeal. Within the haze of the drunken hour,  we do not understand that what we are seeing around us is not what it seems, and that the persons we get acquainted with, lead a life of exaggeration. They are here just seeking the experience for the sake of experience, in an effort to fill in their inner void or their vanity.

It is on the next day and without remembering exactly what happened during last night, that with a hangover we are trying to reassemble our thoughts and recollect.


“I’ve been drunk for about a week, and I thought sitting in the library would make me again sober.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”


What I wrote in the previous lines conveys in a characteristic manner the essence of this New Moon in Sagittarius. A moon in which Neptune’s participation is very intense.

The energy of this New Moon is expressed from three different poles.

a. Excitement and Exaggeration.

The New Moon takes place in the Sign of Sagittarius. This by itself is adequate enough to fill us with optimism, spontaneity, craving for travel and having new experiences, but is also capable to give recklessness or lack of moderation. All traits of the enthusiastic Sagittarius.

Jupiter is also in the sign of Sagittarius and in a conjunction aspect to the New Moon. The aspect may be separating and at a not close distance of  8° 44’ , but nevertheless it manages to color the New Moon, all the more, since Jupiter is also the planet ruling this lunation.

Cheerfulness, enthusiasm, cosmopolitan flair, desiring to go out and have fun, all in a buoyant, boisterous mood and allegro hype.

The reason I emphasize that all this will be felt with enough exaggeration, is that planet Jupiter, dignified in the Sign it rules, does not channel its energy anywhere else, but only towards the two Lights. The lights themselves are only making hard, square and sesquisquare aspects and as a result the Jovian energy is expressed in its less positive.

b. Seductive Intoxication

Mars and Neptune are in close conjunction in the Sign of Pisces.

On its own, this is an aspect that combines mystery with Zen inertia. It expresses artistically, gives ambivalent sexuality or a unisex sex appeal. It is an aspect of a dreamy masculinity that entails fraudulent actions.


This Mars – Neptune conjuction is like a seducing smile.


NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS 7 DECEMBER 2018

Mars and Neptune are at the same time at square aspects to the New Moon.

Here we don’t have planet Mars alone, which makes a square with the Sun and the Moon, and so creating tension, agitation, irritation or aggression. We have a Mars that having adopted the Zen of Pisces, is becoming seductively mysterious under the influence of Neptune.

So…place the energy of Mars-Neptune upon the cosmopolitan mood and excitement that I have described before, and the party begins!

Into the mix there is also Neptune square to the Sun, an aspect that gives idealism, quixotic pursuits and an altered sense of ego.

There is also the square of Neptune to the Moon, which brings non-rational reactions, emotional sensitivity and an escapist idiosyncrasy.

So…the party goes on, in mood of inebriation. We will seduce and we will be seduced. Just, let us be careful not to feel intense disappointment, when the next morning comes.

3. Independence and expenses

Uranus in opposition to Venus has already brought the element of independence in what we like and in how we relate.

It is an opposition that has been in action since last September. The aspect was exact once more, while Venus was retrograde within Scorpio, and it was repeated for the third time, with Venus being direct, a few days before this New Moon.

So… for those relationships that have survived the test of the previous period, caution is now needed, because the New Moon gives in to relaxation, diffusion and an appetite for romantic adventures, which when combined with the Venus opposition Uranus aspect, may easily cause relationship cracks.

This is an opposition that can also bring sudden expenses or even surprises and excitement in our love life, in the case we are single. But any new contacts will not be having long-term prospects.

It is an opposition, which in my opinion plays an important role in the chart of this New Moon, since Uranus is placed at the same degree with the Moon’s Nodes, and at the same degree with planet Mercury that is ready to go direct in the Sign of Sagittarius.

Uranus in square to the Nodes, and Mercury in a trine-sextile aspect to them, just as it comes out of its retrograde motion, is a combination of aspects that reminds us suddenly that we must accept the changes with an open mind. We are coming out of the revision process of the previous days, and though the headache lingers a little more, we will soon be able to make sober decisions, looking towards the future.


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Epilogue

The New Moon in Sagittarius on December the 7th is ideal to renew us and make us relax. It seems to be a moon that favors light-hearted fun and escaping by traveling or by reading a good book.

But it is also a moon that calls for our attention to some matters, depending on the house which it activates in our astrological map.

  • It is a New Moon that does not favor new beginnings or plans that need practical and solid foundations.
  • It is a New Moon in which we must be careful not to act with over-enthusiasm and excessive optimism since we find it difficult to realistically assess the situations.
  • Finally, it would be advisable, that we take care to not overdo it with drinking and revelry, be on alert for deceptive loves, viroses and abuses, because all these may easily result in fatigue and emotional exhaustion.

 

That’s why the following sentence from the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, comes to my mind, as it perfectly sums up the energy of this New Moon.

“I’ve been drunk for about a week, and I thought sitting in the library would make me again sober.”

Gatsby did not manage to make it sober.

We can.

 

I wish you all to have a fantastic New Moon.

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NEW MOON IN SCORPIO NOVEMBER 2018

NEW MOON IN SCORPIO NOVEMBER 2018: Spiritual Rebirth

NEW MOON IN SCORPIO NOVEMBER 2018


The New Moon takes place at 15°11’ of the Sign of Scorpio. It mainly affects Taurus and Scorpio persons and also Leo and Aquarius persons which are born in the second decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 12° – 17° degrees of the Fixed Cross.

The activation of the last degrees of the Cardinal Cross affects also Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn persons that are born in the last 2 days of their Sign, or those hose having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 28°-29° degrees of the Cardinal Cross.


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A beautiful, inspiring and empowering New Moon in Scorpio takes place on November the 7th.

The New Moon is the time when the Sun and the Moon come together at the same area of the sky as they cycle the celestial dome and their meeting marks a reset in the ever-changing influx of the lunar and solar energies.

What we intuitively need (the Moon), is now made conscious, and we can use our creative energy (the Sun), to initiate, make a new start or to refresh actions or relationships.

 

New Moon in Scorpio

When the Sun is in Scorpio our will is strengthened, desires are deep and everything takes on an existential quality. All issues are approached with a “matter of life and death” attitude. They are important, because we ourselves feel important and we can display intensity of will.

The Moon in Scorpio is intense emotions, buried emotions, taboo emotions. It is supercharged psychological intensity, urges of the psyche powerful enough to transform.

The lunar emotional depth when combined with the solar strong will, make every New Moon in Scorpio a potential powerhouse of renewed emotional stamina.


Each New Moon in Scorpio is sheer determination to go after our desires and it may act as a boost for transformation in the area of life denoted by the house in which it falls on our personal horoscope.


These qualities make this specific New Moon in Scorpio on November the 7th to be exactly what we need after the three difficult moons that have preceded it.

At last, after a period when we had to cope with difficult emotions and sudden changes, we can now regain our power and renew our emotional strength.

The power surge that this lunation gives, is amplified by the fact that the Sun and the Moon are not only in Scorpio but also in a sextile aspect to Pluto, the Sign’s ruler and so ruler of this New Moon.

The sextile of Sun to Pluto brings opportunities for empowerment on personal and professional level.

It is an aspect that means that we now can fulfill desires with little effort or that we can join our power with that of persons of authority or financial status and to achieve more. We are focused, determined and concentrated and there is no need to force or manipulate matters or persons.

At the same time the Moon is in a sextile aspect to Pluto. Any intense feelings of the previous period were a necessary cleaning of the dark places of the soul. And though this may have been a painful or exhausting process, it made the necessary room for us, and we can now again feel how strong we can be.

We have emotional control and we are again able to share deeply and intensely, no more being recipients of emotional blackmail or feeling vulnerable, but ready to trust again.

The New Moon is also in a trine aspect to the planet Neptune in the Sign of Pisces.

This aspect makes us creative, feels us with inspiration and make us easily sense the ambient vibes. It can work marvels in our relationships. Now we are in touch with our most spiritual and we care for what is cherished in our hearts. We see the other’s point of view, we walk in their shoes and we can comfort or show that we really understand.


This New Moon in Scorpio is acute perceptiveness that brings renewed spiritual connection (Neptune in Pisces) and regained psychological empowerment (Pluto in Capricorn).

It makes us ponder deeply on those issues relating to the area of life that it falls on our personal horoscope, brings intuitive understanding, makes us feel empowered and helps with closure of the past and moving on to new territory.


NEW MOON IN SCORPIO NOVEMBER 2018

Why is that?

Why this New Moon has such an ending quality and at the same time is a new beginning?

Why this New Moon works as a closure or as the final paragraph before moving on to the next chapter?

If we examine the chart of the New Moon we see that Jupiter, Uranus and the Nodal Axis are all situated at 29th degree. This degree in astrology is one of the critical degrees and is usually connected with endings.

 

The Critical Anaretic Degrees

In the chart of this New Moon, Jupiter is about to move from Scorpio into Sagittarius.

It is now time to move on from the truth of the soul to the truth of the world, expanding outwardly and not inwardly, but before doing so we have to face for one last time our deepest emotions, out very truth.

At the same time Uranus, as it moves retrograde, is on the 29th last degree of Aries Sign. Issues relating to how we can embrace freedom and individuality without being self-centered and disruptive to our relations are again of concern.

In addition to that, Venus is separating from an opposition to Uranus, an aspect that was exact one week before the New Moon, and that has created tensions, or to some of us considerations to ending relations or to others even actual break-ups.

The Lunar Nodes are also at 29°57’, critical degrees, as they have just entered into the Capricorn – Cancer axis something that denotes a shifting of energy that will bring the emphasis on a totally new area of life (chapter) for our personal horoscope for the next 1.5 years.

 

Chiron

This repetition of the 29th degrees gives this ending quality to this New Moon.

Accompanying this feeling, Chiron the wounded healer is at 28° 20’ of Pisces.

From there it makes a trine aspect to Jupiter and a sextile and trine aspect to the Lunar Nodes, infusing the lunation with healing energy.

Jupiter is also trine – sextile to the Nodes while Uranus is in a tight square to them at the same time. The one planet bringing sudden changes, the other bringing advancement and luck.

We can now see how the evolutionary path of the Nodes will lead to a new chapter.

Inevitable change and disruption of our security was necessary before us moving into to a whole new territory that has a promise of optimism and expansion. The new will come after having first made closure with the past. This is a necessary process for us, and we have to move on either with our relations re-invigorated or with a new version of our empowered self.

 

Epilogue

This New Moon in Scorpio inspires and moves us within higher frequencies of spiritual rebirth. It is either a renewal of the value that we receive from others or a renewal of our own self.

 

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NEW MOON IN LIBRA OCTOBER 2018

NEW MOON IN LIBRA OCTOBER 2018: Karmic, Transformative, Erotic

NEW MOON IN LIBRA OCTOBER 2018


The New Moon takes place at 15°48’ of the Sign of Libra. It mainly affects Libra and Aries Signs and also Cancer and Capricorn Signs which are born in the second decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 13° -17° degrees of the Cardinal Cross.

Venus is moving retrograde in Scorpio and since it is the ruling planet of this New Moon, those of the Fixed Signs born in the first decan, will also intensely feel the energy of this lunation.


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New Moon in Libra occurs on the night of October the 8th or later on, from the early hours towards the morning of October the 9th, depending on which part of the world you live in.

Each New Moon brings something new.

It is a time of blending of our intentions and our emotions, a union that creates a feeling of completeness that fills us with excitement. It is a fresh start or a re-start.

 

When the New Moon falls in the Sign of Libra, communication and socializing is sparked up, since this is an Air Sign ruled by Venus, and social or personal relationships are the focus of attention.

When the Sun is in Libra, it is according to Traditional Astrology in the Sign of its fall. With the Sun here our ego is lessened, and it is willing to make the necessary compromises for the sake of others, because its goal is to experience union in relationships and what peaceful co-existence means.

The Moon, when in Libra, stirs within us the need to belong or the longing to be needed. The utmost need of the Moon here is to find a balance between inner peace and sharing with important others.


Every New Moon in Libra is a time where perfect mutual resonance of emotions between us and our closest persons may be experienced.


 

The Three Astrological Factors

This specific New Moon in Libra comes two weeks after a Full Moon in the Sign of Aries. Then it was a time where we experienced a difficult culmination of pent up and wounded emotions. A Dark Night of the Soul that held a promise for healing.

Now there is a potential for starting again.

If we examine the astrological chart of this New Moon we find that there are three astrological characteristics that when combined give to this lunation a unique nature.

New Moon in Libra October 2018

 


The first is that at the very time that this New Moon takes place, Venus, its ruling planet, is retrograde in the Sign of Scorpio.


This is something that has only happened twice in the past fifty years.

The first time was the New Moon on October the 30th 1970, when Venus was retrograde at 23°23’ of Scorpio, and the second was the New Moon on October the 7th 2010, when Venus was at the time stationary retrograde at Scorpio 13°13’.

Now, once again, the promise of this New Moon has a strong karmic feeling and is simultaneously charged with passionate eroticism.

Jealousy, possessiveness and retrospective moods affects the way that the Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) relate, especially those that which are born in the first decan.

 


The second is that the two Lights are in an applying square to Pluto in Capricorn.


Pluto is a planet that works in a deep psychological layer and this aspect brings desire for control and dominance that fuels up the obsessive way that Venus in Scorpio relates.

It is at the same time an aspect that holds the transformative potential of this New Moon. A transformation that is found in our ability to suppress manipulative behaviours, either they stem from ourselves or coming from others, and to instead share deep connection and deepen our emotional bond.

 


The third is that the New Moon in Libra vibes with erotic intensity.


Venus is playing an important role for this New Moon since it is its ruling planet.

Retrograde and within the Scorpio part of the Via Combusta, Venus expresses love in its most introverted, relates in a martyred way, and is intrigued by Mars male assertion.

Venus when in Scorpio is ruled by Mars, according to traditional astrology, and in this New Moon, Venus is at the same time in an applying aspect to Mars in Aquarius. This is a double astrological affinity that reinforces the connection of the two planets. It is an aspect that combines passive romance with unconventional desire.

It is pure animal magnetism, sexually charged.

 


All these factors combined together make this New Moon in Libra to have, an intense, karmic, erotic and transformative effect.

What may happen under this New Moon and depending on where it falls in your personal chart?

  • Past unrequited loves may re-kindle and what had not been in the past to be now.
  • Past lovers may re-appear and depending on our past experience we may choose to give them a second chance or to completely give up the whole idea. Yes… the past is a strange place.
  • The potential for a new transforming relationship is strong especially if Venus or the New Moon falls on the 5th, 7th or 8th house of your personal horoscope.
  • Interactions and conversations fraught with sexual tension are to be expected especially if Venus or the New Moon falls on the 5th or 8th house of your chart.
  • Existing relationships undergo a period of re-examination. Remember, a loving relationship should share the Libra ideals of balance and fairness and not to be jealous and possessive (Venus in Scorpio Rx).
  • Power plays and manipulation the Scorpio way are brought to the surface and they either stop and the relationship is refreshed, or the split occurs and we move on to the next one.

 

The Epilogue is the New Beginning

There is one more aspect that works very positively. Mars from Aquarius is making a trine to the Sun and the Moon in Libra.

This is an aspect that channels the prominence of the Air element of the chart, clears our mind and counter-balances the darker Venusian intensity

It gives energy and a more detached expression to our will and our feelings and moves us towards new beginnings.

 

This New Moon in Libra is our attempt to restart after the Dark Night of the Soul.

It may bring something new or refresh existing relationships as long as

  • we understand the past,
  • we rationalize our desires,
  • and are not afraid to burn what’s old, if that’s necessary.

 

I wish everyone an erotic New Moon!

 

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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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