New Moon at 15 degrees Scorpio 11′

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7 November 2018, 16:02 UTC

 What we share and where we focus.

Completion and development of significant changes. Our responsibilities in relationships.

The New Moon in Scorpio activates a new intention in relation to shared resources. Reinforcement of continuity is a theme while a process of death and renewal is taking place. This theme through the Scorpio filter may include any co-dependent relationship, proximity issues, in personal or professional relationships, and anything engaging with joined efforts. Through this New Moon cycle we come into contact mainly with our psyche in managing any subject and we become more conscious of the need to focus more deeply on what matters. The Sun in Scorpio illuminates our coordination with a process of radical transformation that has to do with a cycle of completion, while showing us how we can see the continuity of life through the process of elimination, rejection, purification, and reconstitution. The passage of the Sun through Scorpio correlates to the cycle in nature that has to do with the process of survival of the most essential and enduring elements that will become a seed. Death and regeneration are part of a natural cycle. It is not a moment to focus on attachment and control, but on what is of essence and can be regenerated to substantiate a stronger continuity. This calls for truth and sincerity, but also for the need to see the great picture and to free ourselves from attachments and obsessions that do not serve this process. This is not necessarily a painless process, it can be critical, it requires effort and stamina, and it involves trust and letting go. Some things flow with ease and are facilitated through the support and help of others, and some things get an urgent, and unpredictable dimension that is not necessarily negative.

 

Shared resources, financial projects,  contracts, legal issues, tax, insurance, debts or inheritance. As well as intimacy, sexuality, passion, toxic habits are issues and themes that go with the territory.

 

All three water signs, become carriers and agents that engage with the totality of our existence. They are synthesisers of experience. They are receptive, endoscopic and synergistic.  Scorpio in particular archetypically negotiates the achievement of a more fundamental understanding of the human psyche that seeks to deeply penetrate, to confront and unfold, strip down any shadow matter to get to the very core of an issue. It can thrive with research and science as well as anything that uncovers truths. Thus, to experience the grandiose dimension of the intensity of emotion, through conquering truths, achieving ultimate understanding, through the continuous renewing cycle of death and re-birth. This is a purely creative and therapeutic process. The New Moon helps us in some area of life to really strengthen through what we intent to share. The middle degrees of any sign (15 degrees) represent the area that is the most stable expression of the sign, while also heralding that any changes activated during this cycle will have a fixed nature and will be irreversible. The feeling of great intensity of an energy that is demanding to be released to give shape to something that lasts, is emphasised. All this has to do with issues that we already know and seek to develop or important issues of the past that will come to rise with the intention for closure and further integration. Continue reading

Full moon at 01 degree and 13′ Taurus/ Scorpio

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October 24, 2018 – 16:45 UT

At the Bendings – An evolutionary crossroad that confronts us with challenges, and unpredictable changes. The need for progress, innovation and renewal leads to autonomy, breaks but also unexpected or exciting encounters with others. The new can bring luck, surprising revelations, dilemmas and awareness in the field of our values, love and ties to others.

The Full Moon in the Taurus / Scorpio axis and the 01 degree of the signs is quite extarordinary. It is engaging with Uranus, the planet of sudden change, progress and awakening, Venus’s retrograde motion in Scorpio as it is approaching the inferior conjunction, while activating the midpoint between eclipses, (Sun and Moon squaring the Lunar Nodes – Moon Wobble 1). Imbalance is to be anticipated on a geopolitical level, our own organic system, emotional state, as well as in relationships to others, creations and money.  We are at a critical and important evolutionary crossroad that illuminates  the need to stabilise, shape and crystallise themes (Fixed Grand Cross), and feed us with energy and intensity while calling on us to reconcile seemingly conflicting  forces. When  a system becomes destabilised or disrupted, it holds potentiality for new shapes, patterns and formations. As such this cosmic configuration provides momentum towards changes in our attitude towards attachments and values, and incorporates opportunities through a curious synchronicity and auspicious timing that may turn in our favour (Moon in exaltation and triplicity in conjunction with Uranus). This becomes more relevant with things of the past. It may emphasise  that we need to change the way we appreciate and value things ​​ that do not allow us to move on through controlling  attitudes, dependency patterns, relationships and ties with others. We are all witnesses of a shift and the change affecting our lives, sustaining a living  and in our environment (earth). There is a need to re-evaluate and re-assess our self worth, as well the value of all things we hold dear. Questions such as should I stay or should I go, or where do I come from and where I’m heading  characterise the polarised connection between what we own and what we share, through the canvas of values ​​(material and spiritual), that integrates issues of credibility, integrity and individuality  through the Nodal axis in Leo / Aquarius). Unexpected circumstances and developments surprise us, may upset our daily routines or renew us. The need to clarify imbalances,  to innovate, try something different in love, our creations and possessions is obvious, but compelled to act on fixations and stubbornness , maybe risk prone and have long term or irreversible consequences. Naturally, destabilisation can be voluntary, be stirred by events, or others, so it is important to acknowledge we are still going through a re-evaluation process and not be too hasty in our commitments. The polarising dimension of the Full Moon squaring the Lunar Nodes (fixed grand cross) may require managing multiple levels and directions that can temporarily surprise us, upset us or push us to realise that eventually changing our attitude towards things may promote deeper and more meaningful connections. Standing still for a while, embracing change, and observe the forces coming from different directions maybe a way to deal with these energies. It is a time that brings revelations, that can revive the value of our creations, skills, relationships, that we either have abandoned or left pending. This allows us to renew the contract with ourselves but also to re-assess our self-worth. Contacts with others will act as triggers and reminders or things and creations we may have forgotten about, or where left at a dormant state in our consciousness will be illuminated by circumstantial occurrences. Continue reading

Pluto stations direct at 18 degrees Capricorn 45′

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September 30, 2018

The consciousness of apparent correctness, purging inhibitions, a momentum to restore the order of things.

Pluto’s station marks an intense externalisation of energy that has been operating on an internal level since April 22, (Pluto SRx at 21 degrees Capricorn) and has to do with control systems, power structures, co-dependant mechanisms, and the need for a radical and consequential restoration of mastery or domination, either on a personal or a collective level. Pluto’s retrograde period in Capricorn maybe a time when a process of internal regeneration or purification is carried out in relation to fears, obsessions or crises to do with our attitude towards responsibility, authority, the correctness in relationships and commitments of interdependence. Who and what is in control is brought to our consciousness, in a more intense and revealing way around the days of the planet’s station. This will be a moment when motives in the collective field of experience will become much more visible, and actions of groups, establishments and other potentially non-visible forces will  manifest with power and dynamism. When an outer planet is stationary, the energy it represents is at a greater intensity, and it creates a very powerful dynamic that resonates with the manifestation of events and natural phenomena on the terrestrial plane. The themes that Pluto’s transit in Capricorn represents (2008-2024) become  intensified around the days of it’s station, and thus more conscious in our experience on a mundane level. Each station adopts a special nuanced dynamic within the longer range thematic due to the dialogue with current planetary positions. This current Pluto SD, is the first one during its transit in Capricorn where the ruler of the sign, Saturn is also in Capricorn (dignity). It is for this reason this stationing of the planet, is especially noteworthy. So it is worth paying attention and observing events in the news and our personal lives. It gives us an indication of a shift emerging in the thematic that began in 2008, in the ways of ordering or restoring order in the world; an evolutionary process of radical re-construction or de-construction of power and resource dynamics that will be completed in 2020 when the planets conjoin. Continue reading

Full Moon at 01 degree Aries 59′

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September 25, 2018 – 01:52 UTC

Implementing a new course, by taking initiative. New beginnings that help us prove what we can do to clear up issues from the past. Relationships that need to change, how we change in our relationships. Identifying talents and opportunities in harmony with others decongest blockages or become catalysts for problems.

The Full Moon in Aries the first sign of the zodiac, is speaking of initiation and beginnings. In the 2nd degree of the sign these maybe premature as we enter new territory and require effort or contain some challenge.. Aries speaks primarily about the igniting trigger of creative force, the need to claim, stand alone, to respond in the here and now, to express the consciousness of a point of departure. It is response in its most primal form of expression: impulsive, enthusing, active and extroverted. It communicates directly with sharpness and impatience to the core of each subject. There is no concept of time, hierarchy, nor the incorporation of what the other side may want. However, Saturn directs and restricts this impulse, suggesting realism, discipline, results, accountability. The Moon in Aries describes the mood, and as its ruler Mars is in Aquarius is in conjunction with the South Node, the drive is expressed in unorthodox ways, a liberating spirit or maybe a willingness to change in relation to past ties. It may signal a need to respond to something that originates in the past in a different way. Aries is the exaltation of the Sun, so the Moon in Aries strokes self will and  ego, and can identify with what it feels passionate about. A Full Moon is an opposition (Aries / Libra – Relationship axis) and hence the need to initiate or make a new start in the way we relate is much more emphasised. This Full Moon therefore promises the primal dynamics of starting relationships of any kind that will be expressed through the consciousness of charging our inner need to find better balance with ourselves. It may also create a synchronicity that will instigate conversations and transactions (Mercury conjunct the Sun) with people who can activate this need either in a romantic, contractual or goal oriented context. Our meeting with others has some mutual benefit. Sun in Libra is focused on the social sphere, on equality and on the need for harmony and balance though unions. With Venus ruler of Libra in Scorpio, preparing to begin its retrograde course on October 5, the emphasis is placed on the dynamics of a return and a reassessment of the concept of love, values ​​and pleasure in our lives. It will be expressed persistently, passionately and in a probing way, but also possibly through claiming, insisting, becoming possessive or penetrating deeper into our psyche. Issues of trust with respect to money and love may become themes of the coming three months, as a kind of re-birthing process will take place. With Saturn as the apex planet of a cardinal T-square, we can expect an action oriented period of two weeks where we need to see results, and where the following questions may give prime motivation: Let us meet in the most difficult part of our encounter, let’s see what we can finally achieve together, what separates us and what we have to overcome, what is the reality of our proximity and distance? Can we build something together and maintain our autonomy – these are some of the questions that will concern alliances in the socio-political sphere but also in our partnerships on a personal level. Continue reading

New Moon at 17 degrees Virgo

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September 09, 2018 – 19:01 UT

What is useful in our lives. Working on improving self and our world

Virgo is mutable earth; it is the arable land. The cultivation of a “terrain” is the focus of this lunar cycle, and whether this is conscious or not, it will become necessary to get practical and begin a prioritisation and distillation process. Virgo is the land which, with proper care and work will yield produce that is necessary and useful, and provides us with a sense of humility and purpose that satisfies the most subtle, pure and refined aspects of our self-esteem.

We are starting a new emotional cycle, where we have the opportunity to activate our response to a field of life in a renewed way, by making adjustments, corrections and improvements or merely activate the capacity to discern what serves our needs. The Moon in Virgo also highlights issues of work, health, and self-improvement. It emphasises feelings of humility, and a strong need to provide for something, to take care of things, or to perfect: a relationship, a creation, our physical condition, our skills or anything that contributes to the betterment of the world and the earth that is our prime provider. We have the opportunity to become more grounded and find some hope or assistance in the process.

Everything that was initiated in the previous cycle of August 11,  triggered by Solar Eclipse in Leo is now tested on its practical side and its usefulness within the regularity of daily life. The energy of the August Eclipse will be active for a longer period of time and within the theme of ending of a life chapter or leaving behind an aspect of ourselves, we must now separate the wheat from the chaff. Mercury the ruler of the New Moon is in its rulership and exaltation sign (Virgo). This position strengthens an analytical approach and rationalization of data, critical ability, as well as anything to do with the written or spoken word, ideas and plans which seeks a practical application of expression. It is a cycle that demands an ordering of thoughts, the ways in which we work, and it will be especially helpful in meeting obligations and duties. Problem solving as well as every information we have at our disposal comes under the microscope and our main concern will be to engage with what is functional, what serves and what does not. Virgo analyzes and refines, but can also stick to details and miss the overview. This can be externalized or internalised as worry, workaholism, perfectionism or in a more positive version as shrewdness and profound productivity that will lay the foundation for future “harvesting”. Boundaries are something to watch with mutable signs. This could also be a cycle of purging, healing and empowerment. It may be necessary to realise where we have made concessions that may have not been so healthy, and work on how we should regulate these factors to feel more effective. It also applies to health and vitality. Continue reading

Jupiter sextile Pluto

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September 12, 2018

The development and support of each vision requires research, deeper knowledge, conscious transformation of power dynamics, and negotiates issues of trustRelationships of co-dependence negotiate issues of trust and truth.  Ethics and the perception of power, revelations, financial schemes and ventures, increase of influence and power, wealth accumulation. Expansion in depth and through proximity. 

Dates the aspect perfects:

  • 1st activation: January 16, 2018 – 19 degrees Scorpio / Capricorn
  • 2nd activation: April 14, 2018, 21 degrees Scorpio / Capricorn
  • 3rd activation: Septembe 12, 2018, 18 degrees Scorpio / Capricorn

 

It is important to appreciate this aspect of the waning sextile as a final opportunity to reinforce something, that has to do with a process of empowerment,  and awareness of aims that began back in 2007, and is going to be completed in 2020. (Jupiter-Pluto synodic cycle). It could be a belief, a vision, experience or knowledge. What have we accumulated in terms of experience so far? Ethos and truth are ingredients of significance. This is a window of opportunity for strengthening a sphere of influence through people, material or spiritual avenues.

This aspect has a more personal feel for you:

If you have ASC, angular house cusps or personal planets at 18 (+/- 3) degrees Scorpio / Capricorn. Especially if you are a Scorpio Sun born November 10-13, and a Capricorn Sun born January 8-11. It may also affect you if you have planets or points at 18 degrees Cancer, Pisces, Taurus and Virgo.

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Full Μoon at 03 degrees Pisces 12′

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August 26, 2018 – 12:56 UT

The August Full Moon highlights the  Pisces / Virgo axis, which has to do with boundaries; the capacity to discern and have faith. It is the healing and service axis that deals with issues of idealism and perfection. Fact and truth, as well as learning and expansion are prominent as traditional rulers of Virgo and Pisces are Mercury and Jupiter. Virgo is a mutable Earth sign that seeks perfection, and through Mercury uses critical ability to serve, help, cultivate, improve, apply and treat imperfections in the tangible world of everyday life. Pisces is mutable Water that through Jupiter seeks to “erase” boundaries, idealize, imagine, expand, transfigure, synthesize or escape, in order to achieve some sort of transcendence or experience in connection with the whole. Pisces substitutes the perfection that Virgo seeks in the material world, with an ideal or a dream that will inspire and restore faith in the spiritual, collective and creative spheres life. Both signs work through opposing views to provide, contribute and dedicate through making connections between things. Virgo with practical analytical spirit, and Pisces through emotion, synthesis and fusion.

So, under this Moon in Pisces, we will resonate more with imagination, intuitive patterns, the energy around us, be capable of making connections, that could potentially express a  talent and get us inspired. Moon receives the light from the Sun in Virgo, so coming in contact with nature, or indulging passion in the mundane and practical matters that matter to us, can illuminate a sense of connectedness of a more transcendental nature. We may find that something we do well can resonate more with other people.

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