New Moon in Pisces March 2019 – Transcendental

the-boat-1902The New Moon occurs at 16:03 (UT) on March 6, 2019 at 15°Pi47′.

We’re floating in the middle of the ocean, drifting, dreaming. There’s an abundance of water in the chart but little fire. The combination suggests that whilst we may be filled with buoyant hopes and longing, there’s little inspiration to do anything about it. So, we float, bobbing in a small boat, hands trailing in the water. Sleepy, silent.

And some could find themselves crying, leaking eyes, memories falling back into the collective pool of the unconscious. Salt water stings yet cleanses. Sometimes it’s necessary. Pisces is a sign of compassion and empathy. Turn that kindness on yourself. Hold your hand over your heart. Reassure yourself that you are okay, even if you are lost, in pain or suffering.

Mercury is still stationary after turning retrograde yesterday on the final, anaretic degree of Pisces. Anaretic degrees are super sensitive, more so in tender Pisces. Words now have many layers of meaning, ripples of reflection, undertone, subtext. It’s difficult to hear what is said – or trust whether there is some other subliminal message trickling through. It’s like our ears are clogged after deep diving, sounds muffled. Anaretic Mercury is conjunct Chiron, also on a critical degree at 0 Aries. Words can hurt or words can heal – those we say to others and those we say to ourselves. The key is not to suffer in silence. With Chiron in Aries, we need to take action to find healing. It’s hard to do when you are down, depressed and utterly forlorn but take the initiative, reach out. It doesn’t matter if you can’t see a way forward or find an answer to problems.  Trust that you can find your way with a little guidance.

New Moon in Pisces

The Moon is conjunct Pisces ruler Neptune, making everything seem like a water colour painting. Lines are blurred, boundaries are blurred. There’s a tendency to idealise under Neptune’s influence. The Moon is also square to Jupiter, emphasising the Jupiter-Neptune square that forms the backdrop to this year’s events. Whilst Jupiter can give great faith, combined with Neptune, we could see what we want to see or believe what we want to believe. The problem is that if we lose touch with reality, we could end up feeling disappointed. Escapism too is an issue as Jupiter expands upon Neptune’s fantasies. Whilst this is the time to pay attention to our imagination and draw on its creative potential, some could find themselves disconnecting, immersed in Netflix, checking out with alcohol or drugs. Ground yourself. Practice mindfulness. Don’t get carried away. As a caution, stomachs are sensitive now too. Pay attention to food hygiene. Be careful with shellfish. Be mindful of foods and medications you already know you have a sensitivity to.

But still, despite the potential difficulties, as the Moon is also conjunct priestess Vesta, there is a highly spiritual tone to this New Moon. It’s perfect for focusing on your spiritual path, New Moon rituals, deity dedications, tarot card blessing or just simply tuning in to your soul. Right now, it’s important to let go of the noise and distraction of the outside world and go within. Get comfortable with silence. The Sabian symbol of this lunation is :-

In The Quiet Of His Study A Creative Individual Experiences A Flow Of Inspiration

In our busy modern world, often silence is something we rarely experience or actively avoid. Sit in the dark for five minutes to rest your soul or, if that seems too scary, wake up at sunrise and listen to the dawn chorus. Create space so that you can hear your breath. It’s in these times that vivid imagery can appear that puts you in touch with the part of you that is connected to all that is beyond your understanding.

The New Moon forms sextiles to both Mars and Saturn so there is help at hand too. We can become master builders when we listen to our intuition. With discipline effort and mature leadership, we can breathe life into our dreams. But still, Saturn cautions we must be realistic to gain the best from this hopeful chart. Neptune and Vesta remind us that we need to focus on what is most meaningful to us.

Uranus, The Awakener has just moved into Taurus bringing high frequency knowledge down to Earth. Yet with otherworldly Neptune conjunct the New Moon, this is like waking within a dream. Lucid dreams are extraordinary states of consciousness where you can interact with the dreamscape with full awareness that you are dreaming. Right now, we need to be open to understanding there are many layers of consciousness. There is much more to reality than we see. Neptune rules all those things that are invisible – ghosts, spirits, Gods, the spiritual thread that binds us all, other dimensions. We are interacting with something beyond the physical realms and sometimes it can be unsettling. With nothing tangible to draw upon, we could be tempted to say that our experiences aren’t real – yet we need to allow for miracles, impossibilities and all those things that go beyond the known world. Transcend your limits.

Painting – ‘The Boat’ by Odilon Redon

March 2019 Astrology Forecast

March is a busy month in the cosmic calendar. On March 1, Venus enters Aquarius, bringing a friendlier but detached vibe in relationships. As this is an air sign, we need to make a mental connection. Politics may matter more, becoming either the glue that sticks us together or the issue that marks our differences. Sometimes people think of this sign as cold, and yes it can be. Tick of Venus and she’ll switch off like a light switch. But when a relationship is working, Aquarius is loyal and committed – remember Saturn is the co-ruler of this sign. Detached doesn’t have to mean unloving. On the high side, detachment can allow partners room to grow and space to breathe.

On March 5, we have the first Mercury retrograde of the year. This retrograde will take place in Pisces so we will be exploring the turbulent territory of our deep unconscious mind. Mercury can struggle in this sign because what is felt here can often defy words. In the mundane world, we may struggle to know what is real and not real. ‘Fake news’ may be even more of a thing! It’s difficult to know what is truth and what is lies. And yet also, this could be a beautiful retrograde because it leads us into a place of silence where the inner voice can finally be heard. If we can let go of demanding clear answers, we can go soul diving into the pool of the collective unconscious and allow our imagination to tell us healing stories. Write down your dreams!

Uranus completes his mission in Aries and enters Taurus on March 6. We now begin a new chapter where old practices are changed to allow for new growth. It’s not an easy relationship as Taurus is a stick-in-the-mud, preferring to take the familiar, well known path that assures security. But now, the cosmos suggests, we have become too stuck. Our values need to change, as does the way we use our resources. I note that school children in the UK have just protested about climate change just as this transit is coming into view. Taurus is the ground we walk on so we can anticipate that our relationship with the Earth herself needs to change with revolutionary Uranus here. I wrote a big article on my website about this transit so you can read more about it here. For all of us, there will be a part of our lives that has got too comfortable that needs a big overhaul. It may not be easy but ultimately it will give us room to grow something new and valuable in our lives or discover a resource that we weren’t utilising effectively.

The New Moon in Pisces is also on March 6 so this is a powerful day in the skies. This New Moon will be conjunct Neptune and square Jupiter so there are big dreams, a great escape, wanderlust. Maybe we want to drift off somewhere lovely and forget about all this nonsense that’s going on. But the Moon is also sextile to Saturn, anchoring us in place. A sextile to Mars also suggests that we can do something with these big dreams, wishes and hopes that threaten to overwhelm us.

Mars will continue to interact with the Saturn-Neptune sextile, forming a sextile to Neptune on March 10 and a trine to Saturn on March 14. Yes, there is a chance here to do something constructive. These aspects bring out the spiritual warrior in all of us. Bearing in mind the Mercury retrograde through Pisces, it reiterates the message that we need to be listening to the subtext. We need silence. Because that’s when we can understand our mission and define what it is that we want to do. Mars trine Saturn is great for building muscle and confidence and just getting the job done. It might be dirty work, but Mars trine Saturn is going to accomplish what he sets out to do. If you have some unpleasant tasks that you’ve been putting off, drawing on this energy can help you to tackle it. The First Quarter Moon is also on March 14, so this is the first test, the first push since the ethereal New Moon in Pisces. Squares require action. With the Moon in Gemini and the Sun in Pisces, the challenge is that we could feel unsure of whether we’re making the right decisions. Sometimes we can only work with the information we have. Intuition and faith can fill in the blanks.

The Sun enters Aries on March 20, taking us back to the beginning again, of the zodiac. This is also Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere and International Astrology Day! It’s helpful that we have Aries ruler Mars in a trine to Pluto today as well because this will fortify the ingress chart as well as us. As Chiron is still in the early degrees of Aries, the conjunction between the Sun and Chiron suggests we may be struggling with motivation issues and feeling weakened by our wounds. But generally, this is the time of year to initiate projects that have been waiting for our attention and sow new seeds for the astrological year ahead. Aries asks that we are bold, brave and willing to go after what we want.

On March 21, we have a Full Moon in Libra which will take place on 0 degrees of this partnership-orientated sign. It means that we will also have a second Full Moon in Libra this year which will take place in April on the 29th degree of this sign. Both the Libra Full Moons this year then are on critical degrees. New agreements are struck (0 degrees) and old partnerships are released or come to crisis point (29 degrees). These are interesting dynamics, especially in the political arena right now with things being as tense as they are! Diplomacy is certainly going to require some careful handling with these hot degrees involved!

As Mars sextiles the North Node on March 22, we are made aware that the actions we take around this time have an opportunity to open doors. This is an evolutionary aspect that invites courage. Follow your passion!

Venus moves into Pisces, the sign of her exaltation on March 26. The situation around our relationships, values and money becomes fluid. This can be a dreamy time as it opens hearts and allows for the flow of unconditional love. Some however could find love affairs become confusing or money slips through our fingers. Lines and boundaries become blurred. Still, if there have been problems, it’s much easier to forgive and forget. Make sweet music with your honey, play with colouring pencils, visit an art gallery, practice metta meditation. This is a gentle, empathic transit that work well for creative and spiritual unfolding.

The Last Quarter Moon in Capricorn squares the Aries Sun on March 28. Now we must attend to last minute business in this lunar month. What we need now is to work with what we have even though the Sun in Aries yearns to start something new! The biggest message is ‘finish what you start’. On this date too, Mercury stations direct so we’re feeling a little wobbly and distracted anyway. The fog is clearing, and things will start to move forwards again shortly but it’s best we ground ourselves in practical tasks and responsibilities (Capricorn Moon) during what might be a disorientating time.

At the end of the month, Mars enters Gemini on March 31 which fires up the mind but possibly scatters focus. Yes, we might be able to multitask better during this transit, but often multi-tasking can mean that nothing gets completed. But this is the perfect time to be brainstorming ideas, gathering books, speed reading, speaking your mind and giving a speech. At least after all the Piscean muddles this month, this transit might help clear the air and give us clear information to work with.

Painting – ‘Blossoming branch in a vase’ by David Burliuk

Full Moon in Virgo February 2019 – The Art of Life

The Full Moon occurs at 15:53 (UT) on February 19, 2019 at 00°Vi42′.

This is an interesting lunation as it takes place on 0 degrees of Virgo. Zero degrees are about beginnings, yet Full Moons bring things to a conclusion. So, we have a decision, crisis or resolution that involves a new beginning. Our attention is on details, so we might want to tweak our health regime or schedule to make life run more smoothly. Perhaps we want to up our skillset to get a better job or to be of service to the world in other ways. Whatever the drive, there is the potential to make significant improvements by taking one step at a time.

As the Moon opposes the Sun in nebulous Pisces, the challenge is that life does not always run the way we would like it to. We can’t plan for every eventuality. Pisces is the clause in the insurance term that says, ‘except for acts of God’. This can leave Virgo flustered because it’s trying to make everything perfect. The more we try to manifest heaven on Earth or the more stuck we get on the ideal, the greater our potential for feeling like everything is one big mess. It isn’t a mess, it’s just life. We need to ebb and flow like the ocean and trust that we can adjust to whatever life brings.

This Moon however is well supported. Firstly, the Moon is acting as mediator between the critical degree opposition between Uranus and Pallas. That tug of war is ongoing but at least now emotionally we’re beginning to see that there IS a way round it. We can find common ground, despite our differences. The Moon’s trine to Uranus suggests we’re open to finding alternative methods that might help us to complete tasks. Yes, there is a feeling of urgency that comes from Uranus on this final degree of Aries, but it’s become motivating rather than anxiety provoking.  The sextile to Pallas brings in creative thinking and the ability to work together. Luna also trines Mars bolstering energy levels and bringing some muscle into the equation. Mars offers us the will to achieve our objectives.

Full Moon Feb19

It’s also worth noting that the rulers of the lights – Mercury and Neptune, have just made a conjunction on the same date as the Full Moon. Whilst this means that we need to work more on intuition than on facts, the suggestion is that something is coming together, despite the challenges. If we do get stuck, the best thing to do is to let go and let God instead of stressing. Work with what you can, leave the rest. This message is reiterated by a conjunction between asteroid Undina and the Moon. Undina was named after a water spirit so there is certainly a watery, emotional overtone to this lunation. Swim with the tide instead of against it. Trust your instincts.

Note that Chiron, freshly ingressed into Aries, will quincunx this Full Moon. At times we might find ourselves thinking that we’ll never get the work done, it’s an impossible task or that too much is broken for it to be fixed. And yet the quincunx often requires that we keep going, despite conflicted feelings. We’re never going to fully reconcile it. It’s about holding space for those impressions whilst not allowing them to dictate what we do or don’t do.

The Sabian symbol for this Full Moon is :-

In A Portrait, The Significant Features Of A Man’s Head Are Artistically Emphasized

This Sabian suggests that we are looking for ways to enhance our lives. What we see depends on our perspective. We can either choose to lament the worst or choose to make the best of what we have. When we look at life through the eyes of an artist, everything becomes beautiful, even if it isn’t perfect.

Painting – ‘Self Portrait as an Artist’ by Vincent van Gogh

New Moon in Aquarius February 2019 – You’re Hired!

portrait-of-a-businessman-k-artsybushev.jpg!PortraitThe New Moon occurs at 21:03 (UT), February 4, 2019 at 15°Aq45′.

With this lunation taking place in the global 11th house, it features new starts in connection with groups, friends, networks, political alliances, humanitarian causes, future plans and technology. Aquarius is a sign associated with innovation and change. Typically, it’s a sign that brings something different to the table. Under Aquarius influence we’re encouraged to think outside of the box and express our individuality. Aquarius upgrades, innovates, invents because progress is what is important. We can’t stay stuck. We must move forwards.

The New Moon is on the midpoint between the recent Saturn-Neptune sextile. It suggests then that this lunation will help us to access the best this aspect has to offer. We are being encouraged to build our dreams and manifest imaginative potential but to do this, we need to be brave enough to take a radical stance and trust our unique vision.

NewMoonFeb19Chart

The New Moon is also conjunct Mercury. Mercury is also conjoined with witchy Black Moon Lilith, bringing her into the conversation. Mercury is about communication and Lilith knows the name of God. Words have power around this time. Use that mantra, incantation or affirmation! Speak your truth! Lilith also has no qualms about drawing the line at what isn’t right for her. For some, it’s possible that a ‘no’ to opportunities that don’t fit is enough to start things moving again. To hell with convention! says Lilith. Let’s do it differently!

Even though we might feel that things are getting shaken up by revolutionary new ideas, the New Moon’s sextile to Jupiter blesses any willingness to explore new possibilities. A little adventurousness could serve us well during this time. We also benefit from studying, reading, travelling and consulting archetypal systems such as the tarot and astrology. Sometimes it helps to distance ourselves from what we are looking at to ensure we have the correct perspective.

Whilst Aquarius is associated with being cool and detached, this Moon has extra emotional kick given that Mars is heading towards a conjunction with modern Aquarius ruler Uranus. Old Aquarius ruler Saturn too has just entered a dance with intense Pluto. It feels like there is an urgent desire to complete a task or change in our lives because we know that there is heavy work ahead and we need to be prepared.

There’s also Chiron, hanging out at the end of Pisces, swimming with all his strength to get to dry land. Some of us could feel out of our depth, afraid of rejection or just tired of treading water. We need to follow Aquarius’s advice, take a breath, stay objective. That way we can tap into the best this chart has to offer.

The Sabian symbol of the New Moon is :-

A Big Businessman At His Desk

It’s time to get our lives in order. We need to make big decisions with confidence and have the commitment to carry them forward. Sometimes, the people who are most successful are the ones who think outside of the box, yet they also know how to play the system to their advantage. This symbol isn’t about screwing people over – although of course that is the shadow side. It’s about knowing what you want, taking calculated risks, working overtime to make it happen. The big businessman reminds us that the buck stops here. Keep your cool. You’ve GOT this.

Painting ‘Portrait of a Businessman K. Artsybushev’ by Mikhail Vrubel

February 2019 Astrology Forecast

chaos-nr-2-1906You know how it is, when you notice something and then you start seeing it everywhere? That’s me with anaretic degrees (the final degree of each sign). Right now, I’m doing a ton of research on these degrees so imagine my surprise when I see February is full of aspects that take place on these final degrees – thirteen aspects in total. This month feels dynamic and seeing as the 29th degree is also a critical degree, we could say that February is a critical turning point in our lives. The final degree of a sign has a sense of urgency about it, a powerful drive to complete its mission. These degrees can also be volatile as there’s a tendency to over-react. Not all the anaretic aspects this month are difficult ones, indeed some are trines and sextiles so there’s an invitation from the cosmos to grab hold of this powerful energy and turn it in our favour. But still, there are some tempestuous aspects to navigate along the way.

It begins with Mars squaring Pluto on February 2. This isn’t, by the way, an anaretic aspect but still, Mars is a warrior and Pluto a war lord. Both have the will and drive to keep bashing at the same problem until they find a way through. With these two at loggerheads, the problem is that no one wants to back down. We’re fighting (Mars) for control (Pluto) or we’re angry at the truth! This aspect can inspire incredible acts of courage or it can take us down the heady path of red rage, furious at the world and not scared to show it! We need to handle it carefully, gently. Things break under this influence and we can hurt ourselves or each other.

Venus enters Capricorn on February 3 where relationships become a serious issue. We may become more reserved and less demonstrative, but we are concerned with commitment. Whilst this transit is anything but flowery, Venus in Capricorn loves in a mature way. This is about investing hard work into relationships, not taking things for granted, keeping the long term in view. For those who are alone, this transit can bring up thoughts of aging alone and whether or not that seems like a nice or not so nice prospect. Maybe we want to get our money in order, decide on a pension or save for a rainy day. Spending slows down as we may become more choosy about where our hard earned money goes. As Venus rules the pleasure principle, what makes us happy now is feeling as though we’re working towards something tangible. Negatively, if we feel hampered by problems around self-worth, these issues could become more prominent during this period.

The New Moon in Aquarius on February 4 is well supported with a sextile to Jupiter and conjunction to Mercury. Something feels different, expansive and perhaps we’re ready to welcome new ideas and options. When Mars squares the Nodes on February 9 though, we’re challenged to find our courage and commit to a course of action that drives us towards easier emotional expression and support. Mars usually prefers a clear direction, but life isn’t always so obliging. It can be disconcerting when there’s no longer a hard line to follow. Perhaps Mercury’s entry into Pisces on February 10 will help us to trust our intuition more. Instead of thinking our way through it, we can now feel our way through it. Its about following hunches, dreams, whispers from Spirit. Sometimes the wandering path is the one with the greatest meaning.

The First Quarter Moon on February 12 brings the lights into a tense square between Taurus (the Moon) and Aquarius (the Sun). The new objectives sparked at the previous New Moon could now feel too different or progressive. With the Moon in Taurus, we need to feel secure. We need to know that we have food on the table and a roof over our heads. The best approach would be to allow for change but move slowly. We don’t need to jump in with both feet.

But then comes Mars in his anaretic conjunction with Uranus on February 13 and it also sparks the ongoing Uranus-Pallas opposition which stays in tight orb for the entire month. The exact dates of Uranus opposite Pallas this year are February 8, February 21 and September 11. This means that problems sparked around this period may not see a full resolution until September. Pallas is associated with negotiation, mediation, wisdom and pattern recognition. She is currently moving through Libra (and stationing on the final anaretic degree of this sign) and therefore accentuating the need for agreement and working together. Uranus however tugs in the opposite direction, pulling us towards independence and revolutionary change. Mars amps up the desire for freedom from the constraints of diplomacy. Whilst Pallas will watch her language carefully, Mars will be effing and jeffing (for my international readers this is a polite English way of talking about swear words) without a care in the world. F*ck you very much says Mars as he flips the bird at Pallas. Pallas however is going to do everything she possibly can to keep a dialogue going because it feels crucial to find a compromise. It seems funny that as I write all this, the ‘meaningful vote’ about Brexit is happening as I type!

So, February brings up dilemmas over where to compromise and where to stand our ground, when to go it alone, when to team up with others. Mars conjunct Uranus on the final degree of Aries brings the Uranus transit through Aries to a final booming close. It’s not going out quietly, that’s for sure. The biggest challenge is that patience may be in short supply and any delay could feel like torment. Guard again impulsive decisions but also be prepared to act quickly if the need arises.

Some of the heat begins to cool as Mars moves into Taurus on February 14. This slows the pace considerably and gives us staying power. The focus is on action to create tangible results. We want to see where we’ve spent our energies. If you feel frustrated, make a list of what you have achieved each day, do a time and motion study. Get a practical handle on what you are doing and why. Look for tools and resources that will help you to achieve your goals. If life is a garden, then Mars’s transit through Taurus is the digging phase where we prepare the ground for what’s to come. It’s hard work but worth it in the end. Slow and steady wins the race.

On February 18, Chiron finally makes his entry proper into Aries after a short preview last year. I made a long video about this transit here

Chiron in Aries will be about actively finding ways to heal.  As Aries is connected to courage and fighting for what we want, we may become more aware of the wounds that make us afraid to follow our passions or defend what is right. As Aries is also about the individual, we may become painfully aware of where we don’t feel right compared to others. Some may feel not good enough, rejected, an outsider, ashamed of who they are. Deep wounds to our identity much be addressed so that we can function better. We will also need to look at how we hurt ourselves, continuing cycles of abuse from the past. When a person hurts us, we can point the finger, blame them, get angry, demand an apology. But when we hurt ourselves, how do we deal with that? Raging at the self in the end only causes more pain. These are some of the complex themes brought by Chiron’s passage through Aries.

Just as Chiron leaves Pisces, the Sun enters Pisces so there is a softening in the atmosphere. This is a time of forgiveness, letting go, acceptance. As this is the last sign of the zodiac, we can use this time to consider the past twelve months and look at what we need to release. Creatives may enjoy this imaginative period where dreams are more vivid, and we’re more easily moved by sights of great beauty and suffering. Given Chiron’s entry into Aries though, we must guard against losing ourselves in self-pity which is very different from self-compassion.

The Virgo Full Moon on February 19 offers some possible practical solutions to problems, especially those sparked by the Uranus-Pallas opposition as the Moon makes positive aspects to both. Although part of us may feel a little lost at times, if we pay attention to details and work conscientiously, we can improve the outlook. Also on this date, Virgo’s ruler Mercury will enter the shadow zone of the upcoming retrograde period so it’s advisable to focus on completing tasks rather than starting something new.

In keeping with the Pisces Sun, the rest of the month is quiet, giving us time to rest and recuperate from a busy start to the year. The final major aspect of the month is the Last Quarter Moon on February 26. This is the closing chapter of the lunar cycle; a time of introspection as the Moon grows smaller and smaller in the sky. The Moon is in far reaching Sagittarius where we yearn for truth and understanding. The Sun in Pisces however reminds us that there are things that we cannot possibly understand. But if we’re quiet and aim our hearts towards the truth, the in those moments we can catch glimpses of the beyond, shimmering on the horizon. Whilst Sagittarius always wants to keep moving, sometimes we can roam too far. If you’re struggling, stand still. Maybe what you’re searching for is already with you.

Painting – ‘Chaos, Nr. 2’ by Hilma af Klint

February 2019 Astrology Forecast – Major Aspects

01-Feb-19 Juno sextile North Node 08:07:12 26°Ta47′ D 26°Cn47′ D
01-Feb-19 Vesta enters Pisces 11:01:05 00°Pi00′ D 00°Pi00′ D
02-Feb-19 Mars square Pluto 03:19:51 21°Ar39′ D 21°Cp39′ D
02-Feb-19 Venus sextile Pallas 14:48:30 28°Sg29′ D 28°Li29′ D
02-Feb-19 Venus trine Uranus 23:41:21 28°Sg55′ D 28°Ar55′ D
03-Feb-19 Venus square Chiron 06:50:42 29°Sg15′ D 29°Pi15′ D
03-Feb-19 Mercury sextile Jupiter 21:54:18 18°Aq15′ D 18°Sg15′ D
03-Feb-19 Venus enters Capricorn 22:29:09 00°Cp00′ D 00°Cp00′ D
04-Feb-19 New Moon in Aquarius 21:03:29 15°Aq45′ D 15°Aq45′ D
05-Feb-19 Venus sextile Vesta 20:11:43 02°Cp10′ D 02°Pi10′ D
08-Feb-19 Sun sextile Jupiter 00:32:12 18°Aq56′ D 18°Sg56′ D
08-Feb-19 Uranus opposite Pallas 00:43:17 29°Ar02′ D 29°Li02′ D
08-Feb-19 Mercury sextile Mars 01:24:21 25°Aq40′ D 25°Ar40′ D
09-Feb-19 Mars square North Node 08:07:53 26°Ar32′ D 26°Cn32′ R
09-Feb-19 Chiron sextile Juno 22:40:03 29°Pi34′ D 29°Ta34′ D
09-Feb-19 Mercury sextile Uranus 22:53:09 29°Aq05′ D 29°Ar05′ D
10-Feb-19 Mercury trine Pallas 00:07:52 29°Aq11′ D 29°Li11′ D
10-Feb-19 Mercury square Juno 06:40:51 29°Aq41′ D 29°Ta41′ D
10-Feb-19 Mercury enters Pisces 10:50:29 00°Pi00′ D 00°Pi00′ D
11-Feb-19 Juno enters Gemini 04:21:27 00°Ge00′ D 00°Ge00′ D
12-Feb-19 First Quarter Moon in Taurus 22:26:08 23°Ta54′ D 23°Aq54′ D
13-Feb-19 Mars conjunct Uranus 06:20:30 29°Ar11′ D 29°Ar11′ D
13-Feb-19 Mars opposite Pallas 12:57:14 29°Ar22′ D 29°Li22′ D
13-Feb-19 Mercury square Ceres 16:34:12 05°Pi51′ D 05°Sg51′ D
13-Feb-19 Mercury conjunct Vesta 20:37:36 06°Pi09′ D 06°Pi09′ D
14-Feb-19 Mars enters Taurus 10:51:06 00°Ta00′ D 00°Ta00′ D
17-Feb-19 Venus sextile Neptune 08:44:00 15°Cp29′ D 15°Pi29′ D
18-Feb-19 Sun sextile Uranus 07:54:52 29°Aq21′ D 29°Ar21′ D
18-Feb-19 Chiron enters Aries 09:07:39 00°Ar00′ D 00°Ar00′ D
18-Feb-19 Venus conjunct Saturn 10:51:49 16°Cp46′ D 16°Cp46′ D
18-Feb-19 Sun trine Pallas 10:53:28 29°Aq29′ D 29°Li29′ D
18-Feb-19 Pallas stations retrograde 16:42:23 29°Li29′ R
18-Feb-19 Sun enters Pisces 23:03:50 00°Pi00′ D 00°Pi00′ D
19-Feb-19 Mercury conjunct Neptune 06:36:38 15°Pi34′ D 15°Pi34′ D
19-Feb-19 Full Moon in Virgo 15:53:29 00°Vi42′ D 00°Pi42′ D
20-Feb-19 Mercury sextile Saturn 02:39:11 16°Pi55′ D 16°Cp55′ D
21-Feb-19 Uranus opposite Pallas 03:51:04 29°Ar27′ D 29°Li27′ R
22-Feb-19 Mercury square Jupiter 20:39:35 21°Pi06′ D 21°Sg06′ D
23-Feb-19 Venus conjunct Pluto 03:52:35 22°Cp17′ D 22°Cp17′ D
23-Feb-19 Sun square Juno 13:05:19 04°Pi37′ D 04°Ge37′ D
23-Feb-19 Mercury sextile Pluto 17:17:31 22°Pi18′ D 22°Cp18′ D
26-Feb-19 Venus conjunct South Node 06:53:31 25°Cp58′ D 25°Cp58′ R
26-Feb-19 Last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius 11:27:37 07°Sg34′ D 07°Pi34′ D
26-Feb-19 Mercury trine North Node 19:10:52 25°Pi58′ D 25°Cn58′ D
28-Feb-19 Sun sextile Mars 02:32:38 09°Pi12′ D 09°Ta12′ D
28-Feb-19 Sun square Ceres 11:10:02 09°Pi33′ D 09°Sg33′ D
28-Feb-19 Venus square Pallas 21:38:55 29°Cp03′ D 29°Li03′ R

Lunar Eclipse in Leo January 2019 – Star Crossed

rainbow-1929The Lunar Eclipse occurs at 05:15 on January 21, 2019 at 00°Le51′.

The lunar eclipse is the star of the show on zero degrees of Leo. This is both a last hurrah and a beginning of something special. The first degree of Leo is all glitz and glamour, brilliant, shining, a smile to end all smiles! Yet this is a total eclipse so momentarily, the smile could slip. If we’re pretending to be happy when we’re not, the eclipse could reveal the reality of our situation. The cosmos invites us to come back to ourselves, to shine as we are – not who we think we should be to please the audience.

This is the last of the Leo eclipses. The first occurred back in February 2017. Think back to what you have learned since that time. In some aspect of our lives, we have all be encouraged to be more confident, to step up onto life’s stage, to take a risk. Now we see the results of those actions.

Lunar Eclipse in Leo

The Moon is in a tight but out of sign square to unpredictable Uranus so there may be some surprises in store. These revolutionary vibrations compel us to free up time and energy for personal pursuits. But Uranus is opposing Pallas in Libra, so we are also required to work with others, to partner up, find agreement, keep our balance, deal with our differences. Pallas in Libra is the ultimate diplomat, Uranus in Aries, not so much! Somehow, we need to find a way to express our inner rebel without breaking ties. We need to shine without taking away someone else’s light. We are all special in the eyes of the Gods, all unique. If we are true to our hearts and playful with life, then this could be a bold awakening. Pallas offers wisdom, a battle plan, a clever strategy that could put us at the top of our game if we’re willing to compromise. Think – what is out of balance? Where I have been holding back? What needs to change or be upgraded for me to be the best version of myself? The Moon is also in a wide out of sign opposition to Mercury so what we think, and feel are at odds. We need to acknowledge any surge of emotions around this time, even if they take us by surprise.

The Sabian symbol for this Moon is :-

Blood Rushes To A Man’s Head As His Vital Energies Are Mobilized Under The Spur Of Ambition.

For some this could be a rush of anger, boiling point, alarm bells ringing. If so, take your cue from the universe to acknowledge the problem. For others, this is rising passion, desire, the dream of something better. It’s inspiring!

As well as being in a Grand Cross, the eclipsed Moon is also part of a Thor’s hammer pattern with Venus-Jupiter and Neptune. A Thor’s hammer pattern requires the gentle touch because we can push too hard under its influence.

Venus and Neptune will square one another on the same day as the eclipse, activating the Jupiter-Neptune square and putting a soft focus on all that we see. It’s like a classic romance movie where we long to be one of the star-crossed lovers. It’s fairy-tale stuff for sure and with Mars square Saturn also on eclipse day, we could all be feeling like we need a little magic! The problem is that the great big rainbow arching over this eclipse will fade. It’s up to us to put the colour and meaning into our lives rather than to wait for someone else to wave a magic wand.

Painting ‘Rainbow’ by Martiros Sarian

Solar Eclipse in Capricorn January 2019 – Reframe

The solar eclipse occurs at 01:28 (UT) on January 6, 2019 at 15°Cp25′. This is a partial eclipse which belongs to Saros cycle 122. This series of eclipses began way back in 991AD taking us back to the times of King Ethelred the Unready.

There’s no AIR in this chart, well aside from Vesta and Pallas, but all the major planetary players are in other elements. The majority are in Earth signs, with Capricorn the sign most represented. The atmosphere feels heavy, serious and like it means business. Capricorn makes sure it is always prepared…no matter what.

This is the first of the eclipses since the Nodes changed signs so naturally, we begin a new set of themes to explore and discover. As this is a South Node eclipse, what is revealed around this time is connected to where we have been stuck for too long, too rigid, too ingrained in the rules. As the Nodes are integral to eclipses, events that occur tend to be coloured by a sense of ‘fate’. Right place, right time, wrong place, wrong time, whatever is happening, it’s as though things are being engineered to bring about a certain outcome. As ever though, how we respond to these events influences what unfolds.

Solar Eclipse JAN19

Generally, at a Capricorn New Moon, we are planting seeds for new endeavours. Capricorn is the big mountain to climb, our greatest accomplishments, lofty career and professional goals. Yet, with the South Node’s presence, it’s suggested that whatever is begun now, relieves us of striving. The North Node in Cancer shows that for all of us, we need to look more to our private and emotional lives. Capricorn, hardworking and responsible though it is, can also be inclined to take on too much. Capricorn can feel obligated and very focused on what ‘should’ be done. This is about releasing those burdens taken on in an effort to gain respect and good standing in society. Instead we need to get in touch with our own inner authority. Here we’re growing up enough to remember to be a good parent to ourselves. We need emotional support, connection, mothering, a soft place to fall. It’s not about building walls, it’s about tearing them down and holding hands across the divide.

It isn’t easy though, to let go of how things have always been. The Moon is conjunct both Saturn and Pluto emphasising the intense weight we feel on our shoulders. But it IS important. We DO need to change for long term stability and to build trust. A sextile between the eclipse and Neptune gives us a helping hand. It’s about recognising our connection and trusting our intuition. Compassion is the way forward. Let the feelings flow.

The old order (Capricorn) is undergoing a transformation (Pluto) and what we need to build (Saturn) now is something meaningful (Neptune). Look to your own personal chart to see what part of life is being deconstructed (the house where Pluto is transiting) and where you need to develop a more emotional involvement (the house where the North Node is transiting). The position of transiting Neptune is your relief point. Here is where you find meaning, imagination, spirituality and a sense of connection. Tune in to what Spirit is telling you in regards to the matters of that house and it might help the rest of the pieces to fall into place.

The Sabian symbol for this eclipse is :-

School Grounds Filled With Boys And Girls In Gymnasium Suits

So, we need to get fit, stay supple. Capricorn is a sign associated with rigidity, arthritis, inflexibility. Getting in touch with the physical body and taking care of this holy container helps us mentally and emotionally as well as physically.  Perhaps even more important is the ability to reframe rather than insisting on seeing the same old picture. A notable feature of this chart is that Uranus is stationing so there is an element of ‘expect the unexpected going on’. Sometimes things change in a blink of an eye and therefore flexibility in all its forms helps us to bend instead of break when life surprises us.

Painting – ‘Building the Winter Studio. Ekely’ by Edvard Munch