New Moon in Taurus May 4, 2019: Love Yourself

The New Moon in Taurus is going to be drawing a fine line between the ego and the heart. Our ego prevents us from accepting those parts of ourselves that challenge the “norm.” Yet our heart is in fact the one making those parts of ourselves stronger, louder, and more visible. The lesson here is to love yourself completely and unconditionally. You do this by acknowledging every thought, choice, decision, and feeling as it appears.

The Aspects

Sun sextile Neptune- greater sensitivity and thinking things are better than they actually are.

Mars opposite Jupiter- trying to force your truth without first knowing what your truth is

Venus square Saturn & Pluto- letting go of who you think you are

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The recurring message of these aspects is a lack of grounding- a difficulty in seeing your reality and life for as it is. At this New Moon you are being called to stop using indulgences as a form of avoidance. When you begin comforting yourself, you bring yourself back into alignment with the rhythmical energies of Earth, receiving clarity in abundance.

The Moon is quite happy in Taurus as she is exalted here, but her longing for stability and security is going to be at odds with what is happening internally. The ruler of the New Moon is Venus in Aries who is not happy here. Venus in Aries has to get clear on what her values are and to surrender completely to who she is no matter what people think of her. Venus will be at 17 degrees Aries near the Sun’s exaltation degree of 19 degrees Aries so we need to burn away our ego and embrace who we are.

The kozminsky symbol for 17 degrees Aries is:

18º Aries: The goddess Venus holding out her hands to a wounded soldier, who is painfully trying to reach her.
Denotes sympathy. Many times will the native stumble and fall by the way, but ever will there be a bright light before him to dispel the darkness of the night and to dissipate his fears. The mind is aspiring, but to reach its ideal, pain and struggle are involved. The native must not falter, for very nigh unto him is his hope-a little sacrifice and endeavor will unite him to it. It is a symbol of Upraising.

This degree allows us to recognize our pain and wounds as being the means to which we can unite our heart and mind which is the only way to create tangible changes in our lives. We must stop criticizing ourselves and start respecting our differences and shadows because they are begging for love, they are messages coming from our heart as I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

Love Yourself

Taurus energy is all about indulging in the pleasures of the Earth, but these sensual indulgences are transitory and disposable. We need to be self-indulging which means comforting our wounded inner child, speaking to our neglected voice, hugging our pain body, soothing our over-worked mind, and saying hello to our shadow who is standing fearfully in the corners of our psyche. Acknowledgment is a form of love.

 

 

Photo: Escape Heaven

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New Moon in Aries April 5, 2019: Wildflowers

The New Moon in Aries after the Spring Equinox is the official start of the new year! The energies attached to this lunation will plant the seeds of what the next 12 months will be sprouting. This particular New Moon is asking us to put down our roots before we start forcing growth.

The Aspects

New Moon square Saturn, Pluto, South Node in Capricorn- is the garden we are trying to grow in fertile enough to support our growth?

New Moon trine Ceres- it’s time to start plucking out the weeds and clipping back the dead parts in order to stimulate new growth

Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces- visualize your blooms, but understand that blossoms have a short life span. The process of growing is more important than what is actually revealed.

The Kozminsky symbol for this New Moon is:

16º Aries: Wild flowers growing amidst the corn in a sunlit field.

Denotes a person of charm, a lover of freedom- mental and physical-of nature, and of simple loveliness whose works in life will be blessed with success, and whose individuality will make itself felt amongst men. It is a symbol of Abundance.

Aries energy is impulsive, pioneering, energetic, and fierce but the difficult aspect to the stellium in Capricorn is reminding us to direct our energies to sustaining our growth. This means we must be patient, resourceful, creative, and committed to our long term vision no matter how difficult things may get.

As the Kozminsky symbol says, we must look to wildflowers as inspiration. They grow where the conditions are right for them, not necessarily where they want to grow. Rather than forcing things to happen, let’s adapt to the conditions that arise because the winds of change are blowing from Capricorn, so let’s be open to and accepting of where our seeds germinate, because that’s the fertile ground where our visions and ideas will bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Moon in Aquarius February 4, 2019: Storms

I try to make my lunarscopes as positive as I can but this New Moon has an insidious energy to it. Other Astrologers are proclaiming this to be one of the best new moons of 2019 but I can’t ignore my intuition which is telling me something else.

We must always remember that a New Moon is a black moon- she’s invisible and thus our mind, feelings, and subconscious are susceptible to this darkening as well.

Aquarius energy is detached and naive but when channeled properly is engaged with its emotions. I have found Aquarian new moons to be of a trickster energy, the wolf in sheep’s clothing, a fake smile, and weak handshake etc….It’s about wanting something but purposely making it unachievable. In order to remedy these negative influences, we must not be afraid to look past our murky thoughts in order to arrive at the understanding of these emotional constraints.

The Aspects

New Moon conjunct Mercury- dark thoughts

New Moon sextile Jupiter- misrepresentation

Mercury sextile Jupiter- moonlight reflecting off of water

Saturn sextile Neptune- grounding deception

A black Aquarian moon will increase maliciousness and intentional deception. Occurring at 15 degrees Aquarius- it is an Imbolc new moon, a time when nature’s detox begins after a long winters nap. This degree marks the point where the water cascades out of the water bearers vase. With the sextiles to Jupiter and Neptune, the water is purifying so long as we are ready for it to remove our toxins.

16º Aquarius: A ship running before the wind with bare poles. The sea, black and angry, is illumined by a ray of moonlight which shines through a break in the heavy clouds.

Denotes one of a trusting spiritual nature who will have trials in life threatening and bitter, and who will often be storm-driven and held in the grip of hard circumstances. Now and then there are breaks in the storms of life which bring relief, no matter how small. But he must go on; his way is difficult and the night is dark, but in the morning light will come. It is a symbol of Experience.

So why all the negativity? The stormy essence during this NM represents an internal churning, a conflict between our need for progress and our fear of failing. It is these two opposing forces that causes us to be vulnerable to deception and manipulation. This is a message from above that we must start facing reality because even the most treacherous storms have an eye that acts as a way out of rational programming. The deeper you push yourself into the Aquarian fear of emotionality, the faster the storm will pass.

We cannot trust our thoughts or information during this NM, but everything changes when we come to understand that we are the storm that has come to clear our path. 😉

 

 

New Moon Solar Eclipse January 5, 2019- A Grotto

A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun.

Eclipses are portals that bring in a rush of karmic energy. If you’re of an ancient Astrology school of thought, then Eclipses will be considered dangerous times when people should be fasting and staying indoors. These superstitions are ways to force us to quietly meditate and reflect during these high energy times.

The New Moon Solar Eclipse will be shaking up relationships with our career, reputation, status, traditions, authority, our material life, and our Father and or older men in our personal life. This is so we can relate to them with more humility, patience, understanding, tolerance, and love.

The Aspects

Solar Eclipse conjunct Saturn- Releasing outdated three-dimensional ways of looking at the Saturnian things in our lives. Things are more than brick and mortar. People are more than skin and bones. Traditions are more than right and wrong.

Solar Eclipse sextile Neptune- Artistic and spiritual understanding.

Mercury entering Capricorn- Blunt and harsh truths being revealed.

January 6- Uranus stationing direct 28 degrees Aries- Progress

The Solar Eclipse will be releasing out dated perceptions of the power structures in our life. Saturn rules the men in our life- specifically our Father, Grandfather, etc so expect some reconciliations with those figures. The Eclipse sextiling Neptune will allow us to see these structures from a deep spiritual place. Mercury entering Capricorn on the same day is also helping us to perceive the structures we have built in our life and what needs to be tweaked and refined. Uranus stationing direct the day after the Eclipse is casting off the shackles of yesteryear ready to assist is with this restructuring.

The Kozminsky Symbol for the Eclipse is:

16º Capricorn: A number of books floating near a coast land rich in vegetation and floral charm, with beautiful grottos rising from the blue sea.
Denotes one, artistic and nature-loving, who has a rapturous appreciation for the grandeur of creation and endeavors by some media-art, letters, or song-to express it. He has a strong affinity with nature, and her many moods will act and react on his sensitive soul. It is a symbol of Expression.

The Eclipse at 15 degrees Capricorn is happening at the most dense degree of the most dense sign in the Zodiac. Here it’s as though the Capricorn ruled house in your chart is under a pressure cooker. Whenever something is released, we can say that a healing process has begun. This is Capricorn. A harsh material lesson learned, in order to rebuild spiritually.

The Solar Eclipse is a South-Node eclipse meaning there will be things leaving our lives. A Saturnian Eclipse always brings with it a heavy energy that forces us to confront our fears. You can either look at the Saturnian things in your life as burdensome mountains, or you can view them as beautiful grottos, richly vegetated with species you have never seen before. This vegetation is love, in all its varying forms. The opposing sign to Capricorn is Cancer- the sign of selflessness. When we are able to transmute our triumph of our material structures into love, we can accept the beauty and grandeur of creation. Capricorn eventually learns that life isn’t all about money, fame, and stability. It’s about what we choose to do with those things that matters.

Our Heart field is the densest Chakra, meaning when we must learn to master its harsh lessons before we can appreciate its meaningful gifts. This is the lesson of Capricorn- we must slowly trek up the mountain, confronting obstacles and challenges along the way before we can enjoy its majestic view.

Don’t be afraid of the restructuring that will take place over the next 3 months from this Solar Eclipse. What seemed like a long trek up a mountain will actually have been the emergence of grottos- new dimensions of love and understanding rising from your sea of emotions.

Photo- Grotto Rabac, Croatia

 

New Moon in Sagittarius December 7, 2018: Shoot that Poison Arrow

The New Moon in Sagittarius is occurring at 15 degrees Sagittarius which has the potential to reaffirm our faith in the midst of swirling chaos. We are only limited by our beliefs, and this NM can either poison you via your own limiting perceptions or it can push you onto a new journey of self-discovery.

The Aspects

Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces- tainted love

New Moon square Mars- impatience

New Moon square Neptune- confused

Jupiter square Mars & Neptune- questioning your beliefs

 

The New Moon in Sagittarius is contains a poisoned bow and arrow. It’s poisoned with fear, restlessness, aggression, impatience, insecurity, and deception. At this time it can feel like we need to shoot, but we don’t know where to aim. We have to trust that everything will be OK, but that darn Sag energy is making us clamour for a new journey. It’s during intense times like this that we have to put down our bow and arrow and let the universe decide our best course of action.

The Kozminsky Symbol for the New Moon is:

16º Sagittarius: A woman outside an old ruin under a starlit sky, a white angel on her right, a dark angel on her left. The stars — the lamps outside the palaces of the Holy Ones — are shining.
Denotes one of intense mind capable of great acts. Very mediumistic, he is greatly influenced by his impressions and impulses. His path throughout his life is full of varied dangers, and he must be careful lest he miss the way. Let him often look up to the stars and pray for the guidance of the Good. It is a symbol of Restraint.

This symbol shows the starlight that this NM is offering us. The Mars Neptune conjunction is ideal for channeling and spotting the universe at work in your life. The NM squaring this conjunction can make us overlook these messages. The ruler of this NM is Jupiter in Sagittarius who is helping us see the restraints of our beliefs. The mid-point of a fire sign is the perfect time to burn away the old perceptions you have of yourself. Release them so you can lighten the load for your new journey.

Sagittarius reminds us to never lose hope because just when we’re about to give up, the arrow is released. Trust is the antidote for your poisoned beliefs during this New Moon.

 

 

New Moon in Scorpio November 7th, 2018: Passion Play

The theme of the NM in Scorpio is about bringing your dreams up to the surface. The aspects are telling you that passion is what motivates you to achieve your dreams. It’s a busy week in the cosmos as the nodal axis will be moving into Cancer/Capricorn for 1.5 years on November 7th and Jupiter will be moving into Sagittarius for 1 year on November 8th. These are big shifts that will help you nurture your aspirations.

Aspects

NM trine Neptune- a dream is a wish your heart makes

NM sextile Pluto- self- acceptance

Venus trine Mars- your values are your new motivation

Jupiter quincunx Uranus- different is the new normal

Jupiter trine North Node- opening your mind aligns you

The NM at 15 degrees Scorpio is a heavy energy suggesting that you are feeling burdened by your dreams. How often do your passions become weights when you choose to ignore them? My advice is to play with your passions. The positive energies of the planets are ripe for imagination. Take time to explore and analyze all that your passions have to offer and visualize your dreams coming true.

 

New Moon in Libra October 8, 2018: Redecorating

The energy of this New Moon is that of change. Libra rules over appearances, specifically the many faces we wear and the deceptive old adage that “nothing is at it seems.” Libra energy looks to balance the desire for truth with the desire for security. How comfortable are you in your life? Why are you enduring discomfort when you have the power to change? Are the seductive lies you’re telling yourself worth more to you than your own happiness? It’s during this New Moon that we are being called to modernize our lives.

The Aspects

Sun square Pluto- a strong desire to control coming from the old withering away

Sun quincunx Neptune- your eyes are playing tricks on you

Moon conjunct Ceres- self care

Ceres square Pluto- the outside clashing with the inside

Libra energy refines and with her ruler Venus in retrograde in Scorpio it’s more about Redecorating. Think of your life right now as a room. What does it look like? Is it cluttered? Is it empty? Do you feel comfortable and secure in it? Or does it make you want to leave? If I had to guess, I would say it’s looking a little vintage right now. Venus retrograde is dusting off those boxes of old memories and pains and is putting them under the window to allow the sunlight to shine upon them.

A New Moon in Libra is the time when we feel most unlike ourselves. We’re going back and forth between the past and the present, inspiration and regret, acceptance and denial. This is so we can get better in touch with ourselves. Since Libra is such a visual energy, the way to bring some beauty and charm back into your life is by changing the way you look at things. Maybe that old tattered armchair just needs some reupholstery? Or maybe that mirror needs a new frame? What about a fresh coat of paint on the walls? The cosmic climate is not conducive for massive life altering changes right now. But what is supportive is the acknowledgement that everything has a purpose and that is what true homeostasis is…turning what seems like trash into treasure.

 

 

 

 

 

New Moon in Virgo September 9, 2018: The Nines

The New Moon in Virgo on September 9, 2018 features some supportive energies meant to propel you into a new phase beginning this October.

The Aspects

New Moon opposite Neptune- this is a luminous influence that will help you step into your magic. Just when you thought you knew who you were, Neptune comes in and makes you believe you are confused and lost. Reflect.

New Moon sextile Jupiter- optimism and enthusiasm

New Moon trine Pluto- an archaelogical dig of your emotions will take place. Reflecting on your summer is favourable now.

Jupiter sextile Pluto- upgrading

The Nines

September 2018 is a 9 universal month. This number has a lot of negative associations as it is the number of completion, release, reflection, and endings. It can be a heavy energy, but we are being blessed with spell binding aspects during this New Moon. According to Pythagoras, he called the 9 “ocean and the horizon” because it had all the numbers within it and none beyond it, as the ocean contained all the water and all that is within the water and continued to the horizon as far as man could see. For after 9 is 10. All numbers following when added together to the last digit cannot produce a number higher than 9 as its root. So it returns itself as water to the ocean. Ironically, the most important aspects during this New Moon involves the watery planets Neptune and Pluto. So we are coming into ourselves.  Let’s not forget that Saturn also turned direct on September 6th which helps us move forward on newly renoed foundations. Venus also entered its shadow phase this week, kick-starting a deep alchemical process of shedding the old and welcoming in the new.

To Conclude…

The New Moon in Virgo is a 9 month energy on the 9th day of September. We are traversing the liminal boundaries of our world and the great potential that awaits us coming up this October when we enter a 1 universal month.

Virgo energy is here to refine, serve, and heal, so let’s not tell ourselves that we have to sacrifice our happiness and self-care at the expense of the 9 energy. Virgo is an earth sign and the way we handle its energy constitutes our understanding of the lessons we should have learned first inwardly. This New Moon is an initiation. Each 9 we come to is an initiation to a new cycle, because what follows is 10, the number of our gravitational field.

New Moon in Gemini June 13, 2018: Broken Wings

Moonbeams: Why isn’t anyone listening to me?

Lesson to Learn: Accept your own truth first.

The New Moon in Gemini on June 13, 2018 will be one of our most emotional New Moons this year. We have the ruler of the Moon- Mercury in the sign of Cancer which is a super emotional energy. Mercury lacks the objectivity and maturity it so desires when he is sitting in the crab shell of Cancer. This along with him opposing Saturn is the most important energy at this NM.

Mercury is the planet of communication both speaking and listening. Mercury in Cancer is emotional and sensitive, all he wants is for others to hear him out. The trouble, is that Saturn in Capricorn is sitting opposite Mercury which is blocking the emotional release Mercury wants at this time. Saturn is forcing you to think logically and maturely which is not easy when all you want to do is cry.

A T-Square is being formed with Chiron in Aries and the Mercury Saturn opposition. This shows that our pain is self-inflicted. We don’t want to confront our emotions, we just want to unload them onto someone else. The lesson here is to acknowledge your pain and take responsibility for it. This means accepting your truth no matter how painful it is.

I’ve called this NM ‘Broken Wings’ for a few reasons. Firstly, the God Mercury had winged shoes that helped him with his duties as the messenger God. Some of his patron animals are birds. Birds rely on their wings for everything, without them, or when they are injured, they usually die. Right now, everyone is feeling injured in some way. You want to move forward, but you can’t. You want to say something, but you can’t. We’re feeling restricted like a bird whose wings are broken.

Secondly, the song ‘Broken Wings’ by Mister Mister contains lyrics that resonate with the energies of this NM. Since the Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 29th, most people have been having a really hard time. That Moon was conjunct some evil stars that inflicted some pretty heavy duty karma on many people. Keep in mind also, that Mars and the South Node were conjunct in Capricorn this past week which is all about burning away the old. We all feel hurt, but as the song says, we have to “learn to fly again and learn to love so free.”

 

Thirdly, this song was based on the Khalil Gibran novel of the same name which was all about forbidden love in the Middle East. The NM feels a lot like this. Saturn is forbidding the NM from speaking up, because we first have to accept our feelings and conditions of our life before spewing about it which won’t help us in the long run.

Mercury in Cancer wants to unleash its emotions like a bird who has been locked in a cage for years. Saturn is forcing us to think before we act, to listen to our own voice before we speak, and to accept before we reject. It’s a tough lesson to learn when you’re wings are broken, but they too will heal. Capricorn loves putting things back together, in fact, that’s what it does. Honour your reality as a broken bird on the ground, because it will take you to new heights. Look up instead of down.

Silence is the gilded cage that we need to lock ourselves in for a while until we’re ready to take flight. 

 

New Moon in Taurus May 15, 2018: The Rosebud

Moonbeams: Find your happiness. You will bloom when the conditions are right.

The New Moon in Taurus is special for a few reasons. Firstly, on the day of the NM Uranus moves into the sign of Taurus until 2026 which is going to detabilize our sense of security. Check out my blog all about this here. Secondly, Mars is at the final degree of Capricorn which feels like a do or die situation. Thirdly, Mars is squaring Uranus which is amping up the voltage. Let’s take a closer look shall we.

“The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

This year’s Taurus New Moon lacks the cushy stability it’s known for. It’s as though the other planets and energies are hijacking the security that we usually feel with Taurean moons.

Mars is squaring Uranus during this NM making us feel restless and ruthless. Remember that Mars at 29 degrees feels like jumping off the bridge just because he’s desparate for a change. Be careful not to take any foolish risks. It’s best to channel this intense energy through exercise and movement. Taurus is a sensual sign so there is a major test we are being handed from the universe. How grounded can you be admist chaos?

Mars and Pluto are making a trine to the NM can bring up some deep seated emotions leading to angry outbursts or suppressed sadness. On a positive note great healing can be accomplished in the two week span of the NM. Mars & Pluto trining the NM brings Venus the ruler of the NM into the mix as well. Bringing these three planets together will help us to understand where we are devaluing ourselves. As whatshisface once sang, “every rose has its thorn” but does that make the Rose ugly or does it simply show that beauty doesn’t come without pain?

Venus the ruler of the NM is is Gemini which is an intellectual placement. We have the ability to rationalize and make sense of everything that”s going on. It’s a nice relief from all of the intensity.

To go back to the Anais Nin quote above, there is a frustration that has been present for a while now. We have three planets in Capricorn- Saturn, Pluto, & Mars. It feels as though time has stopped moving and we want to forge ahead. It feels incredibly stagnant and slow which is driving everyone crazy. We are ready to blossom because it’s no fun being a bud anymore. Flowers know that when the conditions are right, they will bloom. Uranus moving into the sign of Taurus is agitating the soil. Emotions are stirring at this NM which will activate new growth. Flowers value their conditions because without them- sunlight, water, soil, shade, they would never survive. Instead of resenting your current situation, look to nature- Taurus’ domain for guidance. Appreciate the beauty that surrounds you, love your struggles, and be grateful for slowness….afterall, Roses only bloom for a few short weeks. Value your time as a bud, because that will determine the beauty of your bloom.

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Did you know Roses are ruled by Taurus?