Full Moon in Sagittarius, June 14, 2022

Will we be seduced by denial or be willing to suck it up and make the tough choices? This Full Moon at 23° 25’ Sagittarius on 14 June 2022, 04:52 AM PDT finds the Gemini Sun and Sagittarius Moon squaring Neptune in Pisces as well as making harmonious aspects to Saturn in Aquarius. It could get messy.

Saturn in Aquarius and Neptune in Pisces are currently exactly semi-sextile which they have been since late April and will be until after the solstice. It’s really an odd mix of energies that don’t blend well at all. Neptune rolls along in a dreamy fog bank encouraging us to believe faith and prayer will solve all our problems. Saturn promotes a very different agenda which focuses on setting clear boundaries and rational appraisals. These differences are highlighted on this Full Moon. Mutable signs have a slight edge which encourages those in denial to stay there, even though it is quite obvious to others that isn’t working well at all. Another factor is squares are noted for demanding attention while trines can easily fade into the background. The smart move is to listen carefully to what Saturn in Aquarius is telling us which is to take responsibility for our mistakes in order to build a better future for everyone.

Sagittarius’s ruler, Jupiter, is in Aries which is good for the Sagittarius Moon but it is unaspected on this lunation. This will emphasize Jupiter in Aries’s natural tendency to take independent action with no brakes. Here’s a thought about the difference between Jupiter in Pisces and Jupiter in Aries. Jupiter in Pisces tells us to dream big while Jupiter in Aries comes along and tells us to act on those dreams. Those who took the time to build a proper foundation for those dreams are far more likely to see positive results now that Jupiter is in Aries. If the foundation was created from sand it will wash away with the high tide, a reminder Neptune is still in watery Pisces.

Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, is back home in Gemini yet still is within orb of an out-of-sign trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury in Gemini sees it main job as disseminating information, often with no filters in place. There is the potential to see very damaging secrets being revealed, particularly concerning those in positions of power. With Pluto in Capricorn involved heads will roll. Brace for a deluge of buck passing and blame games following those revelations.

The Venus-Uranus conjunction in Taurus is gradually waning but still within orb on this lunation. The only aspect aggressive Mars in Aries makes is a semi-sextile to the Venus-Uranus conjunction. This set up could prove stressful for our relationships, likely due to overly hasty decisions made when the Venus-Uranus conjunction was exact last weekend. One thing to be grateful for is Venus is a fast moving planet and will quickly draw away from both Mars and Uranus. Once Venus conjoins the North Node in Taurus on Thursday at 22° Taurus clarity about our love and money concerns should begin to return. For now, it might be a good idea to rein in our tempers and listen carefully to all sides of the story.

We will need both the Sagittarius Moon and Gemini Sun to connect all the disparate elements in this lunation chart. Gemini to collect the data and Sagittarius to connect the dots. There is a strong possibility irrational exuberance and/or baseless fears will make an appearance which always makes getting to the truth more challenging. We could easily find ourselves experiencing data overload and end up needing to call for a time out. Taking a deep breath and simply stopping for a few moments to find our centers should be helpful. If possible, choose a calm, rational approach and work on setting clearly defined boundaries. As always, practice kindness, patience and tolerance. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: © David Soldano

New Moon in Gemini, May 30, 2022

Gemini’s inherent duality is visible on this New Moon at 09° 03’ Gemini on 30 May 2022, 04:30 AM PDT. On one hand we have the Gemini luminaries sextile the volatile Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Aries, and on the other, Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, is in Taurus and is sextile Neptune in Pisces, square Saturn in Aquarius and trine Pluto in Capricorn. What this suggests is we are likely to be bombarded with conflicting messages!

We need to remember there are no “bad” signs, aspects or planets. The Gemini luminaries sextile Mars-Jupiter in Aries is a bold, brash combination designed to get our blood moving and inspire us to take action. What we have occurring on this New Moon is more about timing than anything. Mercury is still retrograde in Taurus and won’t go direct until June 3. We can always ignore this and move forward with our exciting plans and that may work out fine. However there is also a good possibility of running into a brick wall. What we gain by waiting is having a direct Mercury in practical Taurus to help us with pesky details like getting financing in place, making sure various experts are available to give us feedback, all important documents are in order and filed with the proper authorities, etc. By the end of the second week in June, Mercury will have moved out of orb of the square to Saturn in Aquarius and made its third trine to Pluto in Capricorn as well as be back up to speed. Of course, we also lose the gentle wisdom generated by Mercury in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces. Win some, lose some.

The lovely Venus in Taurus has little impact at this time. It is semi-sextile Mars and Jupiter in Aries which may provide enough pleasant distractions to take a little of their manic edge off. One would hope anyway.

Best news is Uranus in Taurus sits this lunation out. There is enough turbulence with having erratic Uranus messing with the situation.

We seldom have such a clear example of duality as we do on this New Moon in Gemini. And as long as we strive to see how this can work to enrich our lives and avoid the simplistic trap of calling anything we don’t understand as “bad”, we’ll be OK. It is human nature to choose the familiar over the unknown and want to get our information in small, easily digestible amounts. The fast paced world most of us live in constantly feeds us info-bites and unless we make a concerted effort to dig deeper on our own, we end up settling for a small fragment of the truth. Gemini excels at grabbing exciting bits of information from every available source, that’s its job. But it takes the rest of zodiac to put all these pieces together into a cohesive whole. Each sign is integral and valuable to the process of learning about our place in this amazing world. Use the time between this New Moon in Gemini and the upcoming Full Moon in Sagittarius to slow down and observe what unfolds in our own lives and in the world at large. Always interesting! For now, it might be a good idea to cultivate patience, tolerance while keep our minds and hearts open. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, May 15-16, 2022

Eclipses do have a way of getting our attention and this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 25° 18’ Scorpio on 15 May 2022, 09:15 PM PDT features a fixed T-Square with Saturn in Aquarius squaring the Scorpio Moon and Taurus Sun. Full Moons are also associated with extreme tides, both high and low. And what is hidden at high tide will be revealed when the tide is at its lowest. We may have to face how deeply unhappy we are with what we perceive as limitations built into societal structures (Saturn in Aquarius).

This is one of those situations where there might not appear to be much happening on the surface at this time. Scorpio plays a long game and this particular Scorpio Full Moon is widely sextile Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto in Capricorn, which suggests deep changes are in the works. Another factor at play is Mars conjoining Neptune in Pisces with both trine the Scorpio Moon and sextile the Taurus Sun. This hints that going with the flow combined with common sense solutions can go a long ways towards easing the pain of having to give up cherished ideas, possessions, relationships, etc even though all of those things were holding us back from realizing our full potential.

The waxing sextile between retrograde Mercury in Gemini and Jupiter in Aries (exact on May 19) is about using Mercury in Gemini’s natural brilliance to find ways to review what’s happening in our lives from a positive point of view. Jupiter in Aries is very forward looking and optimistic. This duo can get carried away and dump waaaay more information than we can take in at one time. One approach is throwing out the extreme ideas first, then carefully consider what is left to determine what is most workable. Air and fire folk will likely think this is loads of fun. 😀

There is a quirky semi-sextile between Taurus’s ruler, Venus in Aries, and unpredictable Uranus in Taurus. There is no telling whether Uranus will amplify Venus in Aries’s independent streak or the Taurus energy will bring out Venus’s sensual side. Romance can show up in unexpected places and ways. Any time Venus aspects Uranus there is the potential for falling in and out of love very quickly. It might be best to enjoy the silliness of the moment and refrain from making promises we may not be able to keep.

Something that can make a difference in how this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio impacts us and our lives is how comfortable we are with Saturn. Those who are intimately acquainted with Saturn because it plays a large role natally or who have dealt with major Saturn transits over the years usually have learned Saturn’s little ways. Those largely revolve around taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions, being dependable both in large and small ways plus simply showing up every day and being present. There is a thread of instant karma running through this lunation and those people who never admit to making mistakes and always blame someone or something else could take a big hit . . . maybe not immediately but Scorpio style retribution may be quietly set into motion now. It’s time to put on our big boy/girl pants and behave accordingly. It behooves us to be kind, tolerant and patient with ourselves and others. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

 

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, May 15-16, 2022

Eclipses do have a way of getting our attention and this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 25° 18’ Scorpio on 15 May 2022, 09:15 PM PDT features a fixed T-Square with Saturn in Aquarius squaring the Scorpio Moon and Taurus Sun. Full Moons are also associated with extreme tides, both high and low. And what is hidden at high tide will be revealed when the tide is at its lowest. We may have to face how deeply unhappy we are with what we perceive as limitations built into societal structures (Saturn in Aquarius).

This is one of those situations where there might not appear to be much happening on the surface at this time. Scorpio plays a long game and this particular Scorpio Full Moon is widely sextile Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto in Capricorn, which suggests deep changes are in the works. Another factor at play is Mars conjoining Neptune in Pisces with both trine the Scorpio Moon and sextile the Taurus Sun. This hints that going with the flow combined with common sense solutions can go a long ways towards easing the pain of having to give up cherished ideas, possessions, relationships, etc even though all of those things were holding us back from realizing our full potential.

The waxing sextile between retrograde Mercury in Gemini and Jupiter in Aries (exact on May 19) is about using Mercury in Gemini’s natural brilliance to find ways to review what’s happening in our lives from a positive point of view. Jupiter in Aries is very forward looking and optimistic. This duo can get carried away and dump waaaay more information than we can take in at one time. One approach is throwing out the extreme ideas first, then carefully consider what is left to determine what is most workable. Air and fire folk will likely think this is loads of fun. 😀

There is a quirky semi-sextile between Taurus’s ruler, Venus in Aries, and unpredictable Uranus in Taurus. There is no telling whether Uranus will amplify Venus in Aries’s independent streak or the Taurus energy will bring out Venus’s sensual side. Romance can show up in unexpected places and ways. Any time Venus aspects Uranus there is the potential for falling in and out of love very quickly. It might be best to enjoy the silliness of the moment and refrain from making promises we may not be able to keep.

Something that can make a difference in how this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio impacts us and our lives is how comfortable we are with Saturn. Those who are intimately acquainted with Saturn because it plays a large role natally or who have dealt with major Saturn transits over the years usually have learned Saturn’s little ways. Those largely revolve around taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions, being dependable both in large and small ways plus simply showing up every day and being present. There is a thread of instant karma running through this lunation and those people who never admit to making mistakes and always blame someone or something else could take a big hit . . . maybe not immediately but Scorpio style retribution may be quietly set into motion now. It’s time to put on our big boy/girl pants and behave accordingly. It behooves us to be kind, tolerant and patient with ourselves and others. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Full Moon in Libra, April 16, 2022

The most attention getting aspect on the Full Moon at 26° 46’ Libra, 16 April, 11:56 AM PDT, is Pluto in Capricorn creating a cardinal T-Square with the Aries Sun and Libra Moon. Cardinal T-Squares are usually a call to action and in this instance Saturn in Aquarius (trine the Libra Moon and sextile the Aries Sun) will hopefully provide just enough drag to keep us from being too hasty. We might be able to finally see areas in our lives that need some house cleaning but it won’t hurt to take our time to figure out the best way to go about it. Another factor to take into account on this lunation is the preponderance of planets in earth and water with only the Sun, Moon and Saturn representing air and fire. Just one more reason to take slow, measured steps to reach our goals.

Libra’s ruler, Venus, is now in Pisces where it is exalted. Not only that, Venus is sextile a Mercury-Uranus conjunction in Taurus. Mercury in Taurus is not noted for making hasty decisions but conjoining Uranus may expedite matters in unexpected ways. This warm, loving energy can go a long ways to easing tensions in our relationships. Actions always speak louder than words and this is especially true at this time. For those handling financial matters, this aspect is a nice blend of earthy pragmatism and watery intuition. Spending time contemplating how we determine value can help in our decision making process regarding our financial picture. We could experience some great “ah ha” moments regarding both love and money matters.

The Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces sits in an interesting position in the Full Moon chart. It is semi-sextile the Aries Sun, inconjunct the Libra Moon, semi-sextile Saturn in Aquarius plus Jupiter in Pisces is making a waxing sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (exact on May 3). All the outer planet involvement can make us more aware than usual of greater forces at work in our lives, or perhaps give us the feeling of being a part of something larger than ourselves. It might be a good idea to divest ourselves of as many expectations for specific outcomes as is humanly possible. Saturn in Aquarius can help with detachment as well as with seeing the big picture. Jupiter-Neptune provide an abundance of compassion and generosity of spirit. It’s Pluto in Capricorn that may be the stumbling block, which is why learning to find a neutral place within when Pluto is active is so important to our health and well being. Pluto always issues invitations to drown in obsessive behaviors. What we can do is keep our eyes open and stay alert to emerging opportunities and/or dangers.

Mars slipped into Pisces a few days before the Full Moon and is basically sitting this lunation out. That bets the heck out of the agitation Mars in Aquarius caused when it was conjoining Saturn! Enjoy the peace and quiet.

In many ways, this Full Moon in Libra highlights how we handle the conflicts created when making sure we have enough “me” time (Aries) as well as time with our partners (Libra). Both may be endangered by the demands of our public duties. It is important to recognize when our career/professional life completely takes over and blots out everything else. The desire to be seen as successful can become an obsession (Pluto in Capricorn) which consumes almost all our time and energy. We have more options than we might realize, thanks to the wonderful energy coming from the planets in earth and water. As is often the case with harmonious aspects that do not demand our attention like tense ones, we’ll need to consciously engage our intuitive side when working through issues raised by this Full Moon in Libra. Now is also a great time to practice those things Libra excels at like using compromise and cooperation to reach agreement. Make practicing patience, tolerance and kindness a priority each and every day. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Full Moon in eastern sky © Diane Lang

New Moon in Pisces, March 02, 2022

The emotional tides may be running high on the New Moon at 12° 07’ Pisces on 2 March 2022, 09:36 AM PST. Jupiter conjoins the Sun and Moon in Pisces with all three sextile Uranus in Taurus. Our expectations are probably going to be high yet we can still be blindsided by changes Uranus ushers in. As hard as it is to dampen expectations of a specific outcome, we might wish to work hard on doing so. Otherwise we may court disappointment in the short term because the best outcomes are more likely to show up in the long run. The duality of Pisces will be very apparent with the potential for so many different options we might be overwhelmed. Uranus ensures the possibility everything can change in an instant.

The one stable factor in this New Moon chart is Mercury conjoining Saturn in fixed Aquarius. We need the clear, rational energy of Aquarius to offset the ambiguity of mutable Pisces. The combination of Pisces compassion and Aquarius humanitarianism can have a positive impact on us personally as well as on society as a whole. Those who are willing to take a firm stance on behalf of greater good will be reflecting this Mercury-Saturn conjunction.

The other extremely interesting aspect is Venus, Mars and Pluto conjoined in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces. One way to look at this intense aspect is we are undergoing the process of clarifying and redefining our value system and what actions we wish to take as a result. The presence of Pluto practically ensures that in the process we will end up discarding much of what we had previously thought we desperately needed. A word of warning regarding Pluto inspired changes . . . there will be no going back because Pluto has a way of leaving barren ground in its wake. Neptune in Pisces does suggest unconditional love is a necessary component for working in a sane, healthy way through issues raised during this time.

With the exception of the Mercury-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius, all the rest of the planets on this New Moon in Pisces are in earth and water. Intuition and emotional intelligence are key to forging ahead successfully following this lunation. We’ll need to allow ourselves plenty of time to work through all the layers of information that will be thrown at us. Having Jupiter in Pisces conjoining the luminaries is both a blessing and a curse because Jupiter always magnifies whatever it touches. We could see major gains in some cases as well as big losses in others. All the more reason to practice kindness, patience and tolerance over the coming days. Let peace and love illuminate this memorable New Moon in Pisces.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Temple © Shepa