Venus conjunct Jupiter: Love And Luck

Venus conjunct Jupiter [16 Sagittarius 03]

– January 22 2019 (12:26 GMT)

Venus and Jupiter have special titles in the planetary treasury. Venus is the ‘lesser benefic’ and Jupiter the ‘greater benefic’. In other words, they are the two best planets and they meet on average once a year.

Today, Tuesday 22nd January is their next connection and this promises something special. They meet in Sagittarius, the sign of the traveller, explorer, philosopher, teacher.

These are loving vibes so mark this special occasion by doing something special. Express your love, open your heart, meet up with your girlfriends, use your feminine skills & talents, treat yourself or others, be indulgent, give pleasure, joy and happiness and be open and willing to receive in return.

Be kind, not cruel. Honour women, because Venus is the planet that rules girls, women, the feminine.

Here’s a list of the areas of your life being awakened by the Venus/Jupiter loving vibes:

  • Aries – travel, study & deeper meaning
  • Taurus – shared finances & all things taboo
  • Gemini – love & relationships
  • Cancer – work & health
  • Leo – new birth i.e. kids, love, creative project
  • Virgo – home & family
  • Libra – communication & ideas, good news
  • Scorpio – money & values, abundance
  • Sagittarius – personal goals, image & profile
  • Capricorn – retreat, secrets & personal issues
  • Aquarius – friends & wider society
  • Pisces – career & status

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Monday, January 21, 2019

The Leo full moon/lunar eclipse happened last night just after midnight EST. Did you see it? I was sound asleep at totality, but before I went to bed, the snow-clouds cleared enough that I saw the gorgeous big moon. All the fresh powder (18”+ here!) glowed lunar-blue in the bright moonlight.

That light was dimmed by Earth’s shadow but then emerged again to re-illuminate the landscape, and some part of your birth chart as well. Something stands revealed in a corresponding area of your life. Pay attention over the next couple of days to anything that shows up for you, something that was there all along but now you see it in a new light.

Early this morning, make-it-happen Mars faced a challenge from slow-it-down Saturn. You may encounter frustrating delays in your headlong forward motion today. Mars can be pretty rash and impulsive. Saturn brings a measure of restraint, which is not always the worst thing. Slow down and breathe deep. Use the time to reflect on the wisdom of that action you were about to take, then proceed with caution.

Venus is moving into conjunction with Jupiter, exact early Tuesday at 7:26 AM EST. Astrologers consider this meeting to be one of the most fortuitous of all astrological configurations, but because Jupiter is in his home sign of Sagittarius, the expansive and hopeful qualities are enhanced.

During the evening, the Leo Moon will form a fleeting Fire Grand Trine with Mars and Venus/Jupiter. However, Saturn places a restraining hand on Mars while a challenge from confusing Neptune has Venus and Jupiter a bit befuddled. This mashup could translate into BIG passion, romance, and commitment. Or it could result in cold feet and deception. Or some combination thereof. Be aware that not all is as it seems.

Full BloodMoon Eclipse Prt 2. Let me hear you Roar!


The Moon has slipped into  Leo – and the Full Moon Lunar eclipse  has begun! It will  peak at 12:30 am EST – 5:30 am UT. To watch it live  click here
A Blood Moon is when the Moon lines up with the earth ‘just so’ and  turns reddish at the fullest eclipse point. I’ve seen this before – it is magnificent to witness. 

Here’s hoping the skies will be clear.

There’s a lot of hype around this being a ‘Super ‘ Moon and a Blood Moon etc. Throw in Wolf Moon for dramatic effect! (I did!)  What Super Moon means is that it’s slightly closer to the earth – so we might feel it’s effects more strongly. I wonder if tides will be stronger?
 The emotional tides are certainly swelling. Have you been feeling more teary or reactive than usual in the build up towards the eclipse?  I sure have! The Moon is a very emotional being –  symbolizing the mother, our childhood, our emotional patterns, the past. It has been  moving through the also very emotional sign of Cancer, which it rules,  remaining there right up till the last minute (as in now). When the Sun and Moon are opposite each other –  it amplifies and polarizes our emotions – and during an eclipse – even more so.


Full Moons bring to fruition whatever seeds of intention we planted at the previous New Moon. Something from the past (Moon) is being released now,  so that we can move forward unencumbered by old emotional baggage.  The New Moon eclipse on Jan 5th  coincided with the setting of New Year’s intentions, and was heavily influenced by both a need for practicality and maturity (Saturn) and a call to higher planes of creative intuitive visualization (Uranus, Neptune). 
Both eclipses are about  manifesting our dreams in alignment with our true soul purpose, while  removing any blocks to doing so. Leo represents the heart – perhaps our hearts can open just a little bit more to let in new possibilities. 

Robert Wilkinson from Aquarian Papers talks about ‘heart fire’ coming from the ‘soul realm’. 
What is your hearts deepest wish? Is anything blocking you from loving deeply and celebrating all that is? Now is a good time to let that shit go!

This Eclipse has the potential to bring powerful developments, unusual insights and big energy shifts.  There is also a strong need  to stay focused and grounded through organization, discipline, and taking responsibility for our own life. It suggests we  utilize a more left brained approach (logic) to actualize the more right brained visions, truths, and  understanding that may occur. In other words, we are being asked to ground our dreams and visions into concrete form.

That will require an integration of our masculine /feminine – yin/yang –  left and right brain. Looking around at how polarized everything is, I’ll admit that’s a bit of a daunting task.  At the same time,  this is about honouring the creative element in everyone. Where would the world be without her artistic souls? And in fact – the soul in all of us is an artist. We all contain a spark of creativity.


This new wave of energy will ripple outward for months; we are at the beginning of something new, and only time will tell exactly what that is.   This Full Moon is lined up very closely to my own personal chart.  I’m  down with flu, which is providing me up ample time to sit with what’s coming up. Insights and emotions are flowing, as well as plenty of weird dreams and non-linear energy.  I’m doing what I can to go with the flow (which at this moment essentially means doing nothing!)


Over the last two years the eclipses have been in Leo/Aquarius (this is the last of that cycle) – it all began with the Great American eclipse in 2017. That first one was exactly on DT’s  Ascendant (about how we go out into the world) at 29 degrees  Leo. That degree of Leo is marked by fixed Star Regulus –  Heart of the Lion – and apparently indicates the potential for a sudden rise to glory- followed by a precipitous fall. I’m very curious if this last eclipse in Leo indicates something about the next chapter  in that ongoing political saga. We can only wait and see. 

For the rest of us mere mortals – Leo (Moon) connects us to our glorious, radiant self-hood – and  Aquarius (Sun) links us to the wider collective of friends,groups, society. Aquarius is linked to social justice. Leo to leadership. If an eclipse means something is being released… maybe its that old part of us that doesn’t think we have anything to offer.  This is a time to step up and be counted; claim your power – and offer it in service to the greater good. We have to awaken from our slumber and come forward; Mother earth needs us now as never before.
The message  of this eclipse is once again urging us to seek a greater vision (Uranus) of how we can contribute to the future of humanity (Aquarius) in our unique way (Leo) by joining with others in some sort of concrete effort (Saturn).  
Things are going to accelerate rapidly over the next few months,  with Uranus (the Awakener)  and  all the other planets  in direct motion until March, and Uranus connected  to the Nodes of the Moon (Destiny Points) for most of this year. 
This eclipse is presenting us  a link between ‘being’  and ‘doing’  – and between ‘oneself and the greater whole’. Ask  yourself where you have been sleep, unaware, energetically unconscious. Whatever it is that you want to change in your life, use this moment of potentiality  to link yourself to conscious  manifestation. You know you want to!

As I said in my last post, if you think things are dark, maybe it’s your light that’s missing.
When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don’t want to end up having simply visited the world.
Mary Oliver


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Full Moon in Leo / Total Lunar Eclipse — January 21, 2019, 05:16 UT

The Full Moon in Leo on Jan. 21, 2019, is a spectacle. It is a Total Super Lunar Eclipse.

If the Moon is above the horizon in your location at the time of the eclipse, you are able to see a big red “blood” Moon. During a total lunar eclipse, the face of the Moon turns red. A supermoon appears big. The Earth, Moon and Sun are all in line, and the Moon is at its closest approach to Earth. The name supermoon was originally launched by astrologer Richard Nolle in the 70’s, and nowadays astronomers are also using it.

The astrological meaning of this eclipse is comparable in significance with its visible awesomeness. The Full Moon is always an opposition of the Sun and the Moon. The day before the eclipse the Sun entered Aquarius, where group consciousness is highlighted. The Moon is in Leo, in the sign of individuality. The Moon is in conjunction with Varuna.

20000 Varuna is a large trans-Neptunian object – highly likely a dwarf planet – discovered in 2000. The orbital period is around 282 years. It has an elongated shape due to its rapid rotation. This cubewano was named after one of the oldest of the Vedic deities, who had unlimited knowledge. Varuna was first associated with sky, later with waters as well as with justice and truth. Due to his association with the waters and the ocean he can be identified with Greek Poseidon and Roman Neptune. In astrology Varuna has been described as a vast energy behind everything, almost too large to comprehend.

Uranus in late Aries is squaring the Sun and the Moon. Uranus is associated with rebellion, invention and sudden flashes of insight. Venus and Jupiter, traditionally defined as the benefics, are in conjunction in Sagittarius. They are square to Neptune in Pisces. Venus-Neptune connections are often related to romantic idealism and illusions in love. Add Jupiter into the mix, and we may be talking about religious experiences. In spite of Jupiter’s often beneficial influence, its tendency to exaggerate can lead to an unfavorable outcome. The Moon forms a sesquiquadrate aspect (135 degrees) to the Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius and another sesquiquadrate to Neptune in Pisces. The sesquiquadrate is not a weak aspect. It resembles the square and is a challenging aspect.

Now it is a great time to reach for your dreams and visions, as long as you are aware of the pitfalls, too.

Leo Full Moon January 20/21 & Eclipse. It’s big.



Full Moon

January 21, 2019

12:15am EST

Astronomical facts about tonight’s full moon (Jan 20 -21st):

1.   It is the second out of five eclipses in 2019

2.   It is the last TOTAL lunar eclipse until 2021

3.   It is the first of three super moons which means the moon is at perigee closest to the earth and will appear bigger

4.   It is a blood moon and will appear the color of rust (due to atmosphere)

5.   It is the Wolf Moon (Native American lore)

Astrological facts about tonight’s full moon

1.   It is at 0-1 degree of Leo/Aquarius (sun)

2.   The last time we had eclipse at this degree was January 2000

3.   Uranus squares the eclipse

4.   Mercury conjunct North Node

5.   Venus conjunct Jupiter

6.   Mars Square Saturn

That’s a lot of action for one Full Moon.    The astronomy suggests it will be a beautiful eclipse and it will be seen in its full totality in Western Hemisphere.   If your sky is not a complete cloud cover I suggest it will be worth the wait to got out and watch the eclipse at 12:15am EST, 11:15 pm CST, 10:15 pm MST, 9:15pm PST.

The astrology of the full moon suggests you are starting to feel the build.  Leo is big, dramatic, theatrical, passionate, loyal and brave but the root of all that powerful energy is LOVE.   Leo rules the heart physically and emotionally.  Without the heart we could not get up in the morning.  This three day full moon phase suggest we will have a moment (or moments) where we will be taken down to the studs and ask – what is my heart telling me to do?  What is the truth?  Where do I need to be brave?  It will be a real and deep moment.

The square with Uranus suggests shake ups.  Perhaps something will come in from out of the blue that puts us off kilter.   The answer is to go back to your heart to find your path out.  It is a brave moon for sure.  If you want to remain small and hide in the crowd you are missing the value and importance of the moon.    And I say with all gentleness, “That’s on you, my friend. You know you can do better.”

This week Mars is a chisel and Saturn is rock.   Where we are stuck or frozen Mars will be drilling.   Perhaps it is someone in our life trying to get us to breakdown.  For some the response will be to push back and activated bravery.  Some of us will actually let the breakdown occur and activate bravery as we go into new territory. .   The heart will always know when we are letting fear dictate and not love.   Including self love.

Juicing the energy is Venus and Jupiter who magnify the power of love and push us deep into our value system  And then there is Mercury on the Nodes who brings in our brain.   We can’t talk or think ourselves out of bravery.    Under the tension of the full moon we may find our heart & brain telling us it is time to “put up or shut up”   again activating our bravery.

There is call back to last July 27th  longest lunar eclipse in the 21stcentury at 4 degrees Aquarius/Leo and this one is at 0-1 Leo/Aquarius.   See if anything comes up that touches on the same themes from last summer.  And going back even further the last time we had a eclipse at this 0-1 degree Leo/Aquarius was January 21, 2000.  What was going then for you?  Is any of that resurfacing now ?

It is not easy being brave. But inside everyone is the potential hero.  And we don’t do it for applause or awards we activate our bravery so that we can look at our selves in the mirror.

Watch what comes up and be brave.  Not for the world but for you.   Have a good Full Moon, Heroes & Heroines.

US Progressions w/ the January 21, 2019 Lunar Eclipse

America in January 2019, a Lunar Eclipse, POTUS, Pelosi, and Immigrationby Jude CowellJanuary 19, 2019: at 4:00 pm est today, Mr. Trump seems determined to speak on an immigration compromise allegedly intended to jump start negotiations over the Trump Shutdown now in its 29th day. So far Democrats are said to be unimpressed and he has yet to open his mouth. In a chart set up for today at 4:00 pm