Full Moon Sagittarius: Wide Open Spaces

Full Moon [25 Sagittarius 53] 

London – June 17, 2019 (09:31 GMT +1)

New York – June 17, 2019 (04:31 GMT -4)

Sydney – Jun 17, 2019 (18:31 GMT + 10)

If all goes well, I will be sitting on a beach in Italy watching this weekend’s Full Moon – it will be at its fullest on Sunday night. During last month’s Full Moon, I was in the UK with cloudy skies, as friends from Greece & Spain sent me gorgeous photos of the Scorpio Full Moon.

I’m hoping for clear skies in Italy along with an aperitif or two. This is the perfect Full Moon to be abroad as it falls in Sagittarius, the sign of the traveller. If you’re not visiting distant places, then use this glorious Full Moon energy to dream, explore and plan ahead.

This week’s Full Moon is part of the moon cycle which began with the New Moon two weeks earlier on June 3, 2019. The fortnight between the New Moon and Full Moon favours growth, action, new plans and ideas.

Once the Full Moon culminates in the night sky, there’s time to pause and contemplate how far you’ve come. What is complete in your life, where is praise and acknowledgement due and what have you achieved?

Gemini/Sagittarius

During this Full Moon, the Sun and Moon oppose each other across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. Both signs are youthful and spirited, linked to education, knowledge and travel. Be informed during this Full Moon, expand your learning and seek out meaning and purpose in life. Gemini’s curiosity stirs Sagittarius’ vision, its ability to look ahead, to see the bigger picture and make future plans.

During the Full Moon phase, the light of the Moon shines brightly on any situation, and you can align head and heart to make an intuitive decision with clarity. This Full Moon is powerful for celebration as Sagittarius is a star sign that knows how to let go and live life to the full.

Jupiter’s Child

Sagittarius’ ruling planet is Jupiter, the biggest planet, adding to Sagittarius’ love of life. Having Jupiter, the planet of luck and good fortune as your ruling planet is a good thing and Sagittarius is a star sign that makes a natural entrepreneur. They are enthusiastic risk-takers, visionaries and their optimistic nature means they trust and have faith, they believe in luck. Use this Full Moon to make some clever moves in your own life.

The planet of truth and justice, Jupiter, strives for a better world. It represents the law, publishing, the media, religion, philosophy and the higher mind. Jupiter is currently caught up in a dynamic planetary pattern with Saturn & Neptune. You can read more about this here: What Are You Hoping For?

This is a powerful time to trust where life is leading you. Now’s not the time to play small or stay put if you want to spread your wings. Sagittarius encourages big moves, freedom and adventure. Find yourself a wide open vista and allow your thoughts to wander and dream.

Repeat Patterns

Also, events now could be connected to a turning point back in April. This is because on April 10, 2019, Jupiter turned retrograde at 24 Sagittarius, close to this week’s Full Moon degree. If you have key planets/angles on or around this point in the zodiac, you may feel fired up and ready for action. This applies to 24 degrees of the three fire signs, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius and the three air signs, Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

Plus, in two months’ time, Jupiter turns direct in Sagittarius on August 11, 2019. So, there’s a possible connection between this Full Moon and Jupiter’s turning points. Notice what’s happening in your own life now and whether Jupiter’s movements could prove synchronous for you.

Here are the areas of your life under the cosmic radar during this week’s Full Moon in Sagittarius:

  • Sagittarius – image, self-identity, personal goals – relationships, other people, a third party
  • Capricorn – retreat, secrets, self-undoing – work, service, health, lifestyle
  • Aquarius – friends, groups, society, politics – children, creativity, entertainment, love affairs
  • Pisces – work, status, responsibility, future goals – home, family, past
  • Aries – travel, study, beliefs, higher purpose – communication, neighbours, siblings
  • Taurus – other peoples’ money, debt, taboo issues – personal finances, possessions, values
  • Gemini – relationships, other people, a third party – image, self-identity, personal goals
  •  Cancer – work, service, health, lifestyle – retreat, secrets, self-undoing
  •  Leo – children, creativity, entertainment, love affairs – friends, groups, society, politics
  • Virgo – home, family, past – work, status, responsibility, future goals
  • Libra – communication, neighbours, siblings, local neighbourhood – travel, study, beliefs, higher purpose
  • Scorpio – personal finances, possessions, values – other peoples’ money, debt, taboo issues

Happy Full Moon – may it be joyful and meaningful for you

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Jupiter Square Neptune: What Are You Hoping For?

  • Jupiter Sagittarius square Neptune Pisces – June 16, 2019 (16:22 GMT+1)
  • Neptune turns retrograde [18 Pisces 43] – June 21, 2019 (15:35 GMT+1)

One of the major planetary aspects of 2019 kicks in again this weekend. This combines expansive Jupiter with boundless Neptune, co-rulers of star sign Pisces. Plus, Neptune is currently turning retrograde, so this mid-year connection is especially strong.

Jupiter is God of the Sky and represents expansion, opportunity and foreign connections, while Neptune is God of the Sea, a cosmic, illusionary and dreamlike planet. These two planets first came together on January 13, 2019 and reconnect on September 21, 2019.

Jupiter & Neptune

The fact that both planets are in their signs of rulership is important as they are currently a strong influence. Jupiter in Sagittarius is the traveller, the explorer and can channel its expansive nature into beliefs, learning and wide open spaces.

This is an ideal planet/sign placing for big-picture thinking, vision and quests. Fire signs, like Sagittarius, bring passion and joy into the world. They are spontaneous and optimistic.

Neptune’s domain is the world of escapism which includes poetry, music and art; love; drink and drugs; spirituality and mysticism. Pisces is a sensitive, empathic, dreamer star sign, sometimes impractical and gullible. Neptune’s world is glamour and inspiration, based on fantasy rather than reality.

Hope & Faith

Put the two together and this combination sweeps you along on a wave of euphoria, it’s boundless enthusiasm. Anything is possible when Jupiter and Neptune combine forces.

At its best, you have a vision to go beyond what’s possible and/or a huge capacity to care for others and that includes everyone, whatever their creed, race or background. You want to see the world, save the world or sail the seven seas. Jupiter and Neptune working together combine hope with faith.

Obviously, there is a flip side to the square aspect because this combination can also be overblown, out of control, unrealistic and away with the fairies. As Neptune rules the dream world, expect your night-time dreams to be especially weird and wonderful.

The Saturn Factor

There is a mitigating factor which reins in this gorgeous yet boundless wave of enthusiasm and optimism. This is Saturn in Capricorn, also in its sign of rulership, linking both planets. During this mid-year connection, it’s super close:

  • Jupiter Sagittarius semi-sextile Saturn Capricorn – June 14, 2019 (17:28 GMT+1)
  • Saturn Capricorn sextile Neptune Pisces – June 18, 2019 (12:47 GMT+1)

Saturn in Capricorn is the practical realist, who works out what it takes to climb the mountain in front of you. Big journeys require food and minimalist packing alongside trust, hope and faith. Saturn’s already on the case. He’s working out the budget in advance, setting up the safe base & strengthening those foundations.

Reasonable Hope

When I was thinking about this extraordinary astrology, I came across a statement by the late, great Jonathan Cainer. Jonathan (b. Dec 18, 1957) was an inspired astrologer, with the Sun and Saturn in Sagittarius. Also, he was born on a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, so he’s the perfect spokesperson for this current wave of astrology. Here’s what he said:

Hope can give us strength, yet it can also cause us to be weak. When we hold on to a reasonable hope, we find courage to proceed through difficult territory. When we hold onto unreasonable, far-fetched or wildly optimistic hope, we can end up dwelling for too long in a place we ought to leave.

How fitting for our current trio of planets, Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn working hand-in-hand. Wise words to bear in mind as you navigate your way through this week’s exciting astrology.

Take a big leap, have hope and faith but keep it real.

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Mercury conjunct Mars: What Are You Furious About?

We are entering a period of some furious, passionate astrology. Therefore, it’s the ideal time to recognise what you’re furious about. More importantly, channel it and do something productive with your passion and fury.

You only need to glance at the news or social media to find something to be angry about and there are a lot of us venting our feelings. Here’s the line-up of current planetary activity that’s making a lot of us a little bonkers and hopping mad:

  • Mars Cancer opposite Saturn Capricorn – June 14, 2019 (16:50 GMT+1)
  • Mercury Cancer opposite Saturn Capricorn – June 16, 2019 (15:00 GMT+1)
  • Mercury conjunct Mars [21 Cancer 31] – June 18, 2019 (17:04 GMT+1)
  • Mercury Cancer opposite Pluto Capricorn- June 19, 2019 (11:56 GMT+1)
  • Mars Cancer opposite Pluto Capricorn – June 20, 2019 (04:26 GMT+1)

The key planets are Mercury (communication) and Mars (passion/anger). They unite three times over the next few months in three different star signs, Cancer (June 18), Leo (July 8) & Virgo (September 3). When Mercury and Mars unite, it’s time to ‘walk your talk’, speak your mind, get things moving, be pro-active. These are the two planets associated with speed and action.

The most potent conjunction of the three is the current one. This is because Cancer is a cardinal sign, one of the leaders of the zodiac. Mercury and Mars meet at a significant place in the zodiac, 21 degrees Cancer and they are triggering the karmic nodes this weekend.

20-24 degrees Cancer/Capricorn is important because it’s where the current eclipse cycle is active. Plus, the two bully boys of the zodiac, Darth Vader and his mate Lord Voldemort, the Men in Black, Saturn and Pluto, are lining up at the same degrees in Capricorn.

As you can see from the planetary sequence above, Mercury and Mars are both opposed by Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn within the space of a week.

Women v. Men

Looking at today’s news, you can already see examples of how this symbolism is playing out. Firstly, I read an article about the Women’s World Cup and criticism of the US team who’d beaten Thailand 13-0.

There’d been some comments by men berating the women for continuing to celebrate the goals. As was pointed out, this was the World Cup, not a friendly or low league game and, therefore, the highlight of many of these women’s careers. To score in a World Cup is a memory that will never die and should be celebrated.

Abby Wambach, former US soccer player, was furious and rightly said, ‘stop judging these women with patriarchal glasses’. Cancer is the star sign most closely linked to women, as it’s ruled by the Moon. Cancer’s opposite star sign, Capricorn, is ruled by Saturn, symbol of the patriarchy.

The journalist writing the article concluded: ‘It doesn’t matter whether you’re on a soccer pitch or in a boardroom – being a woman means constantly battling impossible double standards’.

The Old v The Young

Inequality is an obvious symbol for the current clash – women v. men, also the old v. the new and the old (Saturn) v. the young (Mercury). Traditionally, Cancer rules babies & children, whereas Capricorn rules old people. Which leads me neatly on to another issue that’s caused uproar in the UK.

The BBC’s decision to means-test over 75’s and no longer offer free TV licenses to the older generation. More fury all round. In fact, there’s a petition doing the rounds for everyone to switch off their TV on June 21st in protest.

And, don’t get me started on the fact that the next Prime Minister of the UK is going to be chosen by a group of pensioners. This is because the only people who can vote are members of the Conservative Party and half of them are over 55. Do the young people in this country have a right to be angry? Yes, I know a lot of teenagers who were furious that they didn’t have a say about Brexit.

So, it goes on. And, of course, there are more serious protests taking place around the world, Hong Kong, for example. We are at a peak period when there are likely to be flare-ups, more passion and fury about rules and regulations and the ultimate control of the authorities, the power elite (Saturn/Pluto Capricorn). The old ways aren’t always right and must move with the times, which is where protests, freedom of speech and democracy come in.

What are you furious about?

What are you furious about? Where do you feel passionately in life? How can you make a difference? This isn’t easy astrology by any means so it is important to stay safe and know when to back down. Vitriol and violence aren’t the answer, although with Mercury (words) and Mars (war) being triggered, you can expect some people to react badly.

Mercury and Mars are gathering strength this summer and working together. Right now, they’re active in Cancer, a compassionate and caring star sign, one that favours human connections over rules, regulations and power. An ideal time to get on your soap-box, vent your fury and channel it as a force for good.

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New Moon Gemini: Let’s Talk

New Moon [12 Gemini 33]

London – June 3 2019 (11:02 GMT+1)

New York – June 3 2019 (06:02 GMT-4)

Sydney – June 3 2019 (20:02 GMT+10)

This week begins with the New Moon in Gemini, the sign of duality. Gemini rules communications which means this is a big week for talk, conversation and negotiations.

So, find yourself a friend (or an enemy), have those all important heart-to-hearts and use the dynamic New Moon energy to start the ball rolling, initiate a conversation and get things moving.

Here’s all you need to know about this month’s New Moon. Seven ways to make the most of this lively Gemini star sign energy.

1. Be still during the exact time of the New Moon. It’s ideal for meditation, active gratitude and thinking ahead.

2. Make a wish on the crescent moon. This will appear in the night sky a day or two after the New Moon date. When you first catch a glimpse, set your intentions for the coming weeks. Write them down, say them out loud. This is the time to use the pro-active energy of the New Moon.

3. Pick up the phone, send an email, fire off a text. This is an excellent time of the month to book an appointment, line up a meeting or interview or apply for a job or new role. Gemini’s nature is quick and lively. Use witty repartee to get yourself noticed.

4. Read a book, do puzzles, study something new, go back to school. Being curious is a key Gemini trait. Research proves that using your mind and brain power keeps you youthful and engaged in life. Master a language, hone your skills, keep learning.

5. Gemini’s ruling planet, Mercury, is also in Gemini during the New Moon, However, it won’t be for much longer as Mercury moves swiftly and is right at the end of the star sign. Therefore, another reason to be spontaneous and speedy. Ideally, make your move before Mercury leaves Gemini on June 4th at 20:00 GMT.

6. Think back to May 21st, when there was a Sun/Mercury conjunction at 0 degrees Gemini. What started as a seed back then could begin to flourish right now. Gemini rules siblings and neighbours, also your local community. Which people are foreground in your life and how can you use your connections to benefit one another?

7. Change your mind. Gemini is one of the mutable star signs, changeable and restless. Most Geminis have a flip side to their nature and don’t always say what they mean. Doing nothing, however, isn’t an option at the Gemini New Moon. Take action, even if it means switching allegiance, changing sides or playing devil’s advocate. Gemini’s the trickster who keeps everyone on their toes.

Happy New Moon In Gemini 🙂

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Pisces June 2019

Pisces (19 February – 20 March)

Jupiter-Neptune Goals

This is potentially a big month for you because of what’s happening with your co-rulers, Jupiter and Neptune. Jupiter is currently in Sagittarius and your career and vocation sector. It’s here for most of 2019, encouraging you to play big in life, take risks and be visionary in your approach.

Neptune is in your star sign, Pisces, bringing magic and miracles your way. And, possibly leading you astray. Neptune rules illusion and confusion as well as dreams and the imagination.

Together, this is a gorgeous planetary combination and on the 16th, these two planets connect in the heavens. They make a square aspect as they did on January 13, 2019 and as they will do again on September 21, 2019. 

Wherever these two planets fall in your horoscope is where you can take a leap of faith and dream big. This is about your future and where you’re heading. You might be expanding your business, considering a move abroad or want to be known for your wisdom and expertise.

It’s a year to consider giving up the day job to pursue your true vocation. Expand your reach, use your global connections, embrace learning and the pursuit of knowledge. There’s excitement within this combination and an outpouring of enthusiasm and optimism.

The Full Moon Of Success

This all peaks close to the Full Moon on the 17th, which falls in Sagittarius and your career and vocation sector. This mid-month period feels potentially successful for you. It may offer an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, go beyond what you believe is possible and turn a dream into reality.

Mid-month may be emotional or dramatic, exciting or congratulatory. There is a cautionary note, however, that you don’t get completely carried away. This combination is over-the-top and, perhaps, overwhelming or out of control. You might feel as if you’ve taken on too much or you can’t be all that other people expect of you.

Gain Support

If in doubt, turn to old friends or a wise guide or coach. Have someone behind you willing you on, supporting you and keeping your feet on the ground. This is the role of Saturn in Capricorn which teams up with your co-ruler Neptune on the 18th. 

Saturn is the guardian, the teacher or mentor. It’s your peers, your old friends, your wise counsel. It may even be a nod to people power, i.e. turning to others to help if you can’t do everything by yourself. 

Jupiter and Neptune are charitable and giving, so your dream may not be personal but for a better world or a desire to help others. This too could be another reason why you need back up and firm support.

Home & Family

Home and family are also part of the picture. Hopefully, in a helpful way. The Sun is in Gemini and this sector of your horoscope until the 21st, the day of the Solstice. Plus, on the 3rd, there’s a New Moon in Gemini. 

This is a good date to set your intentions around your home and family. Ask for what you want and need, negotiate with family members, work together as a team. Initiate new strategies or projects at home, whether you’re on the verge of moving or your family situation is changing.

Venus is also in Gemini from the 9th onwards and Venus rules love and relating. You might be opening your doors to family and friends or inviting other people around to enjoy each other’s company.

Home and family matter to you this month. Perhaps, because you are about to head off on a new adventure or journey or what you’re doing is because of the love for your family. Either way, these are the key areas of your life this month and your biggest decisions require you to consider both your work and your home.

Neptune – Wonder & Confusion

Note that your co-ruler, Neptune, turns retrograde on the 21st, which feels both magical and illusory. It might feel hard to stay grounded or rooted with Neptune strong. Your imagination could peak, your creative juices could flow but everyday matters might be more difficult to manage or handle. 

Allow Neptune to inspire you through music, art, poetry or spirituality. Be wary of being lead down an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ type rabbit hole that takes you off track. Drink and drugs are an unhealthy diversion too. 

Yet, there’s plenty of wonder and awe in store for you when you expand your life and believe in possibility. It’s an ideal month to be a romantic and go beyond the everyday.

Embrace Life & Love

There is a tricky period potentially from the 14th to the 20th. This is when Mercury (communication) and Mars (action) meet in Cancer, a fellow water sign. In fact, these two planets are in Cancer for most of the month, highlighting romance and love affairs, children and pregnancy, entertainment and creative projects.

This confirms that you want to prioritise enjoyment and awe, good times and dreams. Take care, however, who you run into mid-month. Veer away from people who are negative about your plans, your children, your love life. 

This is not the time to encounter authority or take on the people at the top. Instead, concentrate on your own life and your personal goals. Once the Sun moves into Cancer on the 21st, the day of the Solstice, you can release and let go of any tensions or challenge. The Sun shines a light and illuminates the way forwards. 

If you’re taking on the world this month, be aware that there will be times when you need to return to the bosom of your family or be amongst people who you trust and make you feel good. Plus, do whatever’s right for you to boost your confidence. Trust your inner self. Flying high can be scary and a time when your personal growth accelerates at turbo speed.

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