New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse at 10 degrees Cancer 37′

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July 2, 2019, 19:16 UT

Memory, our past, continuity of life, all the essentials we have to protect and care for.

The ebbs and flows of life, what moves us, connects us with others, and what we have to overcome. An impetus to envision and change our response to life.

The New Moon / Solar Total Eclipse in the sign of Cancer urges us to address our inner world, our essential needs, our origins, our past, our automated responses, childhood experiences, the root system of life, the mother archetype, and everything that is related with emotional security in our lives.  The Moon acts like a mirror as it reflects the light of the Sun, and thus is a reflection of self and our personality, but also carries and reflects the source, which is life itself. How do we reflect collectively and personally on the continuity of life itself? The moon is usually invisible during the New Moon, but through the shadow effect, the light of the Sun becomes obscure as we observe it from the Earth, and we become witnesses of a disruption of the regularity of the synodic cycle and hence the natural flow of life. We may see this as the disruption of the celestial order which is reflected on the terrestrial order. The Sun during the Eclipse phenomenon illuminates the invisible side of the Moon. The Eclipse season is a phase where we may have revelations. This gives impetus for changes that will have a wider significance over time. This is a North Node Eclipse, so it will enhance intuition and emotions, memories, our past, unlocking a theme that will advance developments over the next three to four months and possibly lead to further unfoldment with the next Eclipses in December 2019 and January 2020. Continue reading

Full Moon at 25 degrees Sagittarius 53’

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June 17, 2019, 8:30 am UT

Time to reconcile with and speak our truths. Need for adventure and new experiences. The response to the unfamiliar. The way we reflect on the big picture through the will to communicate and connect leads to significant shifts of consciousness and generates active changes.

The Gemini/Sagittarius polarity is the axis of perception, learning, understanding, conceptualising and is related to all systems and structures that support and shape the process of responding to stimuli and developing experience, both at a mental and a material level. Themes that maybe prominent: Mobility, knowledge, education, ideology and dogma, the relationship between the familiar and the unfamiliar, legal issues, information management and communication with important others.

How much we believe or understand the stimuli and data we receive,  and how they will motivate further actions will be issues that become of concern during the next two weeks.

The Moon is near the Galactic centre, and this is an area that collectively and personally co-ordinates us with higher frequencies and information, as well as presents potentiality of a shift in our global consciousness. The need to live, envision, explore with more passion and enthusiasm but also to receive and reflect in meaningful ways, is increased and will lead us to significant shifts of interest that will become more apparent with the Summer Solstice and especially with the New Moon / Solar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer on July 2nd. All this results from the demand to learn, to connect and communicate, but also to understand more about ourselves. What ultimately makes sense to us, and what is our outlook on life? Our perception of freedom expands horizons, and the information we receive either helps us to gain confidence, or to promote a spiritual and philosophical shift. What we believe in and what ultimately makes sense, the belief system we adhere to in life, is something to explore and something that is mainly developed as an inner process, at least until Jupiter goes direct on August 11.

A Full Moon on Fire and Air signs, denotes extroversion, communication, an active approach, and a sort of negotiation through new experiences, and information either in the ideological or material spheres of life, leading to the impetus for very important and meaningful changes in areas triggered by the eclipses (Cancer / Capricorn) in our natal charts.

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New Moon at 12 degrees Gemini 33’

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June 3, 2019, 10:02 UT

The mind divides and the heart connects! There’s something we need to communicate.

 

Questions, situations and stimuli stir our soul, and change our connection with the world. Preparing for a new season!

Some fairy tales need to be experienced, because they help us to re-establish and to redefine our perception and faith in life. Others remain in our imagination and become traps of the endless “ifs”. How ready are we to deal with the “truth”? If we do not ask and do not connect we will not know. It is time to overcome and to follow our curiosity. Shift of orientation.

 

 

A new lunar cycle begins, with a highly charged cosmic mix of energies in the sign of Gemini, which places special emphasis on communication and connection with the world. Communication is not just logos, but every signal we emit for the purpose of making a connection. So, the main intention of this new lunar cycle is to connect or link data, ideas, stimuli, thoughts, information, translate and communicate in some way. Mutable signs signify the shift to a new season, and in Gemini (Mutable Air) we experience the transition from Spring to  Summer that officially begins with the Summer Solstice on June 22. So the climate is getting hotter! This Lunar month  is setting communication and connectivity at centre stage, in a way that seems like a kind of “farewell” to a previous chapter of life or experience. In this particular case, it is a very significant chapter of life, as July’s Eclipses in the signs of Cancer / Capricorn are going to be activated by Mars, and conditions will push us and perhaps in a fateful ways to begin a new relationship with ourselves, the environments of our lives, and how we relate to the world. We are in a transition and what is emphasized in this cycle is the need to clear up thoughts and discover alternative ways to communicate, to feel and to listen. Intuitive ability and emotional intelligence unlock messages that allow us to see or attribute the reality and the way we think about it by changing orientation.  

The Luminaries form a Mutable T-square in opposition to Jupiter in Sagittarius, with Neptune in Pisces at the apex. While the ruler of the New Moon is in the sign of his domicile in Gemini. Here it is either the case of  “all hell breaks loose” in some way to solve or clarify issues, or a situation that has inspired us expands and spreads into the world. The element of Earth, and the mutable quality prevail in the New Moon chart, which refers to the sign of Virgo, another Mercury ruled sign. Here we are called to communicate something perhaps to ascertain its correctness, to put our thoughts in order, to see what serves and what does not. Take an ideal, a dream, an expectation and apply it or cultivate it more in our tangible world. The dialogue between right and wrong is intense, and it has to balance and exploit a variety of information from different directions and give them meaning. Neptune either inspires or disorients as the case may be. It is a time of synthesis and reorganization of information, the unlocking of a spiritual, artistic or other venture path, of understanding that depends on honesty and the right questioning, in our relations with the environments we are engaging with, and important others (read more on the Jupiter-Neptune square further below) . Continue reading

Full Moon at 27 Scorpio 38′

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Sunday, May 19th, 2019  00:10 Athens, local time

If feeling a bit heavy, during this Full Moon…no Air, take some moments to pause and breath. Issues of security, values vs sharing resources or intimacy maybe prominent. Is our need for intimacy,  deep sharing in relationships and joined resources, supported? Is it being fulfilled? How does this affect our level of security and self-worth?

Mars is in Cancer, representing our survival instinct, passion and desires maybe moody for a while. It is Out of Bounds, so you maybe needing to activate yourself outside the conventional context of life, act outside the box so to speak, on a day to day level. Some new connections can be made that way. It is getting out of your comfort zone, by being intuitive, that can assist in fulfilling your needs. Mars in Cancer finds passion in domesticity, cooking, nature and defends those he loves. It maybe a time to strengthen these areas in a new way or do things differently. Those of you with a Cancer Ascendant or Mars in Cancer, start a new cycle of energy investment.  Moon is in mutual reception with Mars in this Full Moon both in their signs of Fall, so feelings will be activated that’s for sure, and there maybe also a feeling of “lacking resources” or support in an area of life, at least in the way we expect it. It is emotional security that comes to the fore. Feelings and subconscious reactions can be intense and deep too. This is a call to fight for what we need, or to experience deeply buried feelings surfacing. It can feel heavy, but ultimately detoxifying. Self protection or survival anxieties may also become part of  our collective and individual psyches. And perhaps this is the spirit and mood with which people will go to vote in the upcoming European elections. This is a planetary connection of the birthing or purging of something of the past. Doing things differently may generate more fertility and response from others. Venus just met Uranus in Taurus and there may have been an incident that awakened you regarding your values, appreciation of things around you, your relationships, creations, self-worth, money and pleasure. A new Venus-Uranus cycle has just began! It is time to reflect on that, and your attachments. A seed has been planted that relates to your need to awaken the notion of fertility in life, and soon Mars will activate it by sextiling Uranus. Neptune is making a harmonious connection to the Nodes, there is something to be inspired and sensitised about with others. Artistic, musical and spiritual collective endeavours are flowing well. Significant others can become part of your evolution path.  Do not limit your mind. Mercury is passing through some ‘difficult’ territory in late Taurus, and is combust, watch for mental burn out, and fixed thoughts. Take your time, reflect. Prepare for a mental re-birth (superior conjunction) on May 21-22 in Gemini as this lunar cycle draws to a close, that will activate a shift of energy in the beginning of June with the New Moon cycle.

 

This Full Moon may have a more personal feel for you:

If you have personal planets, angular house cusps or points at 27 (+/-3) degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius and Leo, 03 degrees of Taurus, and  01 degree of Cancer, and 18 degrees of Pisces, Cancer and Capricorn. Those of you born at night may benefit greatly from Venus in its domicile until June 9th.

May you all enjoy a wonderful full moon!

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New Moon at 14 Taurus 10’

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May 5, 2019, 22:45 UTC

What is of value to us and what we ‘own’!

A new lunar cycle has began in the sign of Taurus, which is constructive, but also requires work on self, especially on a psychological level. A new intention is set with every New Moon in the realm of life that corresponds to the relevant house of our natal chart and is expressed through the filter of the sign the Moon and Sun conjoin. Taurus is fixed earth, has to do with our values, the material and sensual part of our lives, and all those things that relate to our self-worth and sustain life. It also emphasizes our attitudes towards what we enjoy and love. Taurus is about fertility, the shaping of our tangible world experienced through our senses. We can make a new beginning on how we focus on all those things, and we become aware of what really reflects true value in our lives. This often echoes possessions, and sense of ownership, on an individual and collective level. The New Moon is conjunct fixed star Menkar in the constellation of Cetus, which unlocks an added message of this intention relative to the collective unconscious. Ptolemy observes a Saturnian influence in relation to this star, while B. Brady refers to the symbolism of this star “as these unconscious forces in the human collective” and notes “that it’s placement in a chart can be difficult” but potentially revealing to us. She also notes that “the positive use would manifest as the ability to achieve something for the collective; the negative use… could be that you are the victim of the collective. However, by recognising your sensitivity to the collective, you can work with your dreams…to gain greater understanding of this connection”1.  It is perhaps an interesting and potent message for those involved in politics, in reference to the upcoming European elections. However, the message may also concern our creative talents, values, skills and the way they are communicated, exploited and assessed.  

Sun in Taurus says, I honour my values, and Moon in Taurus says I feel good when I enjoy with my senses, I respond to what I love and I own. With Uranus in Taurus, we are urged to establish a new connection with what we love and possess, and to make changes in our material worlds that will bring progress. Something has already began, and now we will take a step forward in this direction. Continue reading

Full Moon at 29 degrees Libra 07’

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April 19, 2019 – 11:13 UTC

Closing a significant chapter of experience in our relationships. Reconciliation with the inevitable.

Becoming aware that we are led to changes that will further stabilise our lives and help our relationships find another meaning. Leaving emotional baggage behind.

Completion and release from critical issues. Urgent decisions and agreements. The end of compromise.

The April Full Moon is the second in a row this year on the Libra/Aries axis, and closes a chapter negotiating experience on balancing what we share and how we maintain our autonomy. This may involve relationships, marriage, alliances, contracts, partnerships and agreements of all kinds. Even the relationship to ourselves. We strive to find balance in what we keep for us, where we must reconcile and how we ultimately share ourselves.

We may have become more conscious of this process, and more energised in trying to find middle ground in this polarity, since March 21 (Full Moon at zero degrees Libra / Aries), as we also felt momentum for new beginnings with some difficulties and tension with the beginning of the current lunar cycle on April 5, in the sign of Aries. The issues that the culmination of this cycle at the critical last degree of Libra / Aries highlight, relate to agreements and contracts we have with others and are definitively brought into closure or conclusion in the next two weeks. This stems from a much deeper process which stirred the urge for change that promotes our freedom and autonomy. This may have been felt more intensely or activated  from April 28 until May 15, 2018, and then from February 6 to March 5, 2019 that Uranus was at 29 degrees Aries. The urgent need to take initiative and be more associated with our individuality and creative desire or very pressing issues that had reached a climax have prompted us to move into drastic moves of dissociation or disengagement from relationships or associations. This was about the need for freedom of expression, autonomy and renewal. That urgent inner unrest may have been reflected in our external world. The Full Moon thus illuminates the closing of a major life chapter that leads us to very important changes in the future. The experience we have gathered during Uranus’s transit in Aries (2010-2019), which marked the awakening of our freedom, a revolution, new beginnings, and a need to radically change direction in an area of ​​life (see the house that Aries occupies in your natal chart, the house that Uranus is placed, but also the house that it rules natally for more information) prompted our Martian nature, has come to an end. Now we are pushed to move on to the next stage of shaping, stabilising, and attracting things, always through innovation and change. Relationships within this time frame of our life have been more focused on the need to promote innovation, overcome obstacles with others, beginning something exciting, joining forces against pressure and the spirit of our times. We were united through our desires, the search for a new path, the willingness to find comrades for a common purpose, or to experience our creativity passionately. Now this process has accomplished its purpose. The Full Moon therefore says: if you have gained experience of what it’s like to fight for what you want, check whether you also have finally reached your limit with compromise  and keeping balances in order to sustain contracts that are no longer useful or create more and more obligations, limitation, fears and difficulties. Everything is related to the past, and the consequences of actions that now clarify their true essence. Our relationship with some people and things is ending or enters a new phase of expression, and this requires letting go of all kinds of “baggage” and established mode of operation. Perhaps what we have built is part of our history, whether it is commitments or possessions. Now comes the time that we have to leave some of them behind either voluntary or any other way, and become aware of what is truly of worth. Continue reading

Jupiter Stations Retrograde at 24 Sagittarius 21’

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April  10th, 2019

Jupiter Stations Retrograde today until August 11.

It will return to the same degree on November 6th 2019. During the Retrograde period it’s time to expand inner vision, and gain experience and wisdom from more esoteric processing. Mind travels and soul searching can be very prosperous at this time. It’s the inner truth that carries more weight, and can support growth and spiritual development. Any project or goal that has been activated from January until now, needs to be re- judged and re-confirm or even shift its purpose and mission in light of new information, gained experience or understanding. It’s time to find our guru within and ask the big questions. A time to regain inner faith, review our understanding, ethos and opinions, or process how our social environment resonates with our dogma, knowledge and sense of justice. Does this goal or that goal serve our inner fulfilment or advancement? In the sign of Sagittarius this process has the capacity to expand our spiritual cognition, show us new directions, present opportunities to fine tune our inner moral compass while it helps us gain inner perspective of which beliefs are really worth fighting or aiming for. We can feel we can cross boundaries in our understanding of things and expand our inner dialogue by pondering on what significance our experiences have in sharing viewpoints with others.

As Jupiter Stations, it is opposite the Moon in Gemini and squaring Mercury in Pisces forming a Mutable T-square configuration. The need to share opinions, beliefs and ideology, even speak about ethos, personally or collectively is heightened. How does this reflect in other’s responses, how has it affected our sense of belonging, did we feel a strong need to speak about things that really matter?  As we voiced opinions and shared them with others in the past few days, we may have noticed a tension between “what I mean and what I say” and a kind of discourse taking place that needs refining. Questions revolve around what is meaningful. There is an opportunity now to reflect on the rights and wrongs, or perhaps think about how our ‘truths’ and idealism need some adjusting or present tensions that need some sort of resolution when we are casually engaging in dialogue. More wisdom is to be gained from this process.

It is certainly a time to tune into the things that  we believe in, on a spiritual level but also get a heightened awareness or reflect on revelations on what others think. We may ponder on a quest to promote ideas and knowledge and become aware that we need to do some some shifting, and some appropriations. Whatever the mission it has variety, flexibility and can take one to new territories.  During the Retrograde period, create space for this to happen, flourish, and return to the knowledge that was previously gathered to lay better plans that will carry yourself or a project further and support its betterment. Share more openly and honestly, and refrain from dogmatism as it may get blown a little out of proportion. At times being hospitable to other’s point of view may have an educational effect to our understanding. If you have planets @ 23-24 Sagittarius this may be a very revealing time for you, manifesting through challenges in your understanding and philosophy of life.

 

 Jupiter Rx from April 10-August 11 2019 (24-14 Sagittarius)

 

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