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!

© Eleni Kostika 2019

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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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New Moon at 15 Aries 17’

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5 April 2019, 08:51 UTC

Beginnings toward new directions, managing challenges and accepting responsibility.

The New Moon cycle that begins today is in the interval between January and July’s Eclipses, thus we find ourselves at this very point when eclipse seeds have matured and beginnings as well as dynamic forward action are going to manifest. It is the month that creates the necessary tension to take initiative, manage crises, and overcome obstacles while reminding us that we must eliminate fears and release all  “excess weight”. Aries, is about immediate response and highlights the consciousness of the present moment; the here and now.  

Leaving a period (Mercury retrograde in Pisces) that may have been dominated by ambiguity, elusiveness and fusion of ideas, thoughts, and data, we are entering into the phase where we need to focus on the present actively. Each period has its purpose and we still have some more time until Mercury enters Aries, to process what will ultimately emerge out of this meandering  process of re-examination which was not necessarily intended for reaching a clearly defined conclusion. It seemed more like a mind travel in seeking solutions and engaging with unresolved matter. In the previous lunar month, we may have taken something apart in order to recompose something new, or may have been lost in  bureaucratic conundrums, multiple thoughts, ideas, facts, contacts and stimuli. A kind of creative re-thinking that is not concerned in carrying out, but considers paths, transcends, develops, refines and perceives. Brexit talks may come to mind, and whatever else we engaged with on a  personal or collective level. There are plenty of examples in the news and in our personal lives that resonate with the infinite combinations that were present, while we absorbed signals, and information from all sort of directions. Learning, thinking or communicating tapped into foreign territories, and gestation seeds will potentially emerge soon, with acuity,  a sense of aliveness of spirit and cognition, to promote agreements, conclusions and new directions. Mercury will enter Aries on April 17. Until then, Mercury is gradually gaining speed, leaving its Neptunian experience and applies to a sextile with Saturn in Capricorn, which will assist in ordering things or crystallize agreements. It’s sextile with Pluto may engage the mind into specialised fields of research or handling joined finances.

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Full Moon at 00 degrees and 09 ‘Libra

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March 21, 2019 – 01:42 UT

How do we maintain balance when our desires or values ​​are conflictual? How we share and how we maintain our autonomy.

Change of direction – Entering new territories. Reinforcement of ties and collective activities.

The opportunities on offer and our contracts with others.

Alienation and the bridges that unite us. The distance that we have travel to meet with others.

Collective sphere: The emergence of new and alternative ways of expressing leadership and how they reflect on the sense of fairness and equality of the collective mood.

The March Full Moon, which takes place a few hours after the Spring Equinox (Ingress of Sun in Aries), on the Libra/Aries axis, directs energy towards externalizing desires and reinforcing actions, making changes, and primarily focusing on balancing of relationships.

We are presented with the cosmic signal of a dynamic source of active expression where something new emerges on the horizon. The emphasis on cardinal quality, and several applying aspects (dialogues) nearing perfection, that do not include the luminaries, and above all the Venus-Mars square in fixed signs, describe an energetic and creative fortnight ahead. The manifestation of events can be expected, as well as negotiating decisions in relation to forces that have conflicting objectives, with a practical or grounding effect  (emphasis on the element of the Earth). Venus in Aquarius ruler of Libra will assist in socialising and networking or promoting goal oriented unions as is indicated by the Moon in Libra. The Air element will help things rise or let off steam depending on what one is dealing with. Venus in Aquarius will provide opportunities or assistance, through the sextile with Jupiter in Sagittarius, for new directions that seem to offer some kind of optimism and generosity, promote judicial procedures in alliances and contracts, or connect  people from afar. If time has been invested in something that has assumed a shape and form, it will find the environment to reach more exposure and grow or gain a new perspective. Creative energy is evident as well as tension, passion (erotic or other) that push action towards follow up (Mars in Taurus), through effort and potential difficulties (square) that have to do with the conflicting character of desires or values.

 

The zero degrees of cardinal signs highlight the World axis – Aries Point, while the zero degrees of all signs signify the point of entry, a new territory of expression, that has began unfolding since the first Full moon / Lunar Eclipse of the year on January 21 at 00 Leo / Aquarius. This particular Full Moon is therefore potent for world events and developments, the public nature of activities, and on a personal level one is affected if the 00 degrees of cardinal signs trigger planets or points in the natal chart. There seems to be a three-fold sequence of events as the Full Moons of the last three months happened at the 00 degrees of Leo / Aquarius, Virgo / Pisces axis which rounds up this process with this current one in  Libra / Aries. The Leo/Aquarius axis is very much about leadership and creative potential in relation to collective contribution and integrity; it seems like a “fresh” ground of expression has begun to emerge since January, while everyone may feel this rather differently according to the field of life (house) it activates in their chart and planets engaged. It generally negotiates the relationship of the authentic self and its integration or involvement with social group territories. This theme, with Uranus entering Taurus, assumes a drastic and reformist attitude in the way talents and skills are expressed and assume a form, but also a general need to change how we attract things in our lives. With the following Full Moon on the Virgo / Pisces axis last February, there was an emphasis on adaptation, utilisation and implementation of these intentions and plans, and finally in this current Full Moon we are getting a glimpse of a more  dynamic and energetic manifestation through sharing or mediating processes. All kinds of relationships in our lives are called upon to negotiate meeting points, to resolve discord and conflicting desires, to cover distances and to engage in balancing acts.

 

A change of environment is indicated and this marks a new era or chapter that begins, that assumes a new social filter. Changes are always a product of an internal process. In trying to manage or deal with life, we often perceive change as something that comes from the outside and happens to us. Many times we feel we have no choice, and it may be so. But we always have a choice in the way we focus and manage what is happening to us, and it is in the effort to make something  “our own”, to reconcile with it, that we become conscious of the conflict and we change from within. What this Full Moon emphasises and is of essence is, there is a change of expression and attitude in the way we share ourselves with others. In the way we share. Continue reading

New Moon at 15 degrees Pisces 47’

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March 6, 2019, 16:03 UT

Between two worlds, through curious synchronicities, we find opportunities to develop our perception, seek alternate routes, and manage solutions. Reflections and memories from the universe. The world of spirit, promise, creation and imagination, and the world of matter. Where do they meet? What we wish for and the sensitivity to life itself. The need to turn our attention, but also to return to a broader understanding of things. Revelations. How can we help or inspire others through our beliefs and values.

This New Moon is about how we help, our faith and our ideals. It is time to respond to everything that inspires us, to become aware of our sensitivities and vulnerabilities in life, and to explore the great picture. It is about the glamour and the illusion of things, as well as an opportunity to set boundaries and seek clarity to all that escapes us. To give space to the creative and spiritual content of our lives and to commit ourselves to our dreams. Through this process we may find companions and assistance in our efforts.

 A lunar cycle that will help us to clarify many things, to communicate about what we believe and moves us, to create fascinating connections between things, to return to issues and people from the past to find solutions that are sustainable, to engage in what we are interested in, and ponder on concepts and the big picture. It may sound like an oxymoron to find clarification when Neptune is present, yet this may be of a different kind. We may be using this lunar month to gradually emerge from the depths of intellectual or psychological uncertainty of the past, and permeate into new fields and environments, re-connect through an explorative spirit in our cognitive quests.

The stand outs in the New Moon chart, are the luminaries in conjunction with Neptune, Mercury Station Rx in the last degree of Pisces (in its sign of exile and fall) conjunct fixed star Scheat, and Uranus at zero Taurus. This may describe fantasy land, or a nebulous landscape that may prove difficult to process mentally, or in order to do so, it can not necessarily rely on common consensus logic. Thinking patterns may tackle other than usual tasks or matters. We may see a need to combine different factors, and may need to use our intuition or sensibilities to do so. Empathy and insight may be part of the equation. It speaks of the need to find peace, to devote ourselves to something, to make sense of data noise, to become more aware about the side effects of toxicity, addictions, prescribed medication, or seek outlets to voice and share all these thoughts and experiences that were either exhilarating or devastating. Neptune either glamorises or sensitises. We may be using our imagination, synthesis capacity or engage in spiritual matters. The sensitivities and sensibilities are heightened  (physical-mental-emotional) and susceptibility to environmental issues and influences may be considered the central theme of this lunation cycle through the oceanic realm of Neptune. Fixed star Scheat has some very negative and some positive connotations. It relates to sorrows, but also the creativity of the mind and the challenges of logic, the intellect and its blessings. In combination with Mercury, this is emphasised so all Mercurial matters will be affected. B. Brady, mentions “independent thought, the need to break the conventional processes of mind or philosophy and says that Scheat represents the essence of intellect”1. V. Robson, speaks of accidents, the relationship with water, trouble through writing2. The last degrees of signs are critical, 29 Pisces is in Saturn’s terms, and this also may emphasise the crystallisation of ideas, thoughts or mental work that is completed, is focused in a limited territory, or a mental process, speaking or writing dealing with something critical. This may be more visible or assume a more public character. We may see this feature prominently in communications, the news and media. We may see people sharing their personal crises or disseminate critical information especially about the past. Mercury’s Retrograde motion indicates potentiality for misunderstandings, delays and reversals, yet it may also indicate a return to the past in order to re-thing a situation, gain new insight and understanding. Revisiting old matters is always a theme with Mercury Rx and it can be very positive too. Continue reading