"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Friday, January 27, 2017

Aquarius New Moon

   It's an interesting New Moon indeed, that culminates at 7:07pm this evening! When the two "lights", Sun and Moon, join at the start of a new lunar cycle each month, they usually make several major aspects to other planets. However, this time they align at 9 degrees of the sign Aquarius, out of orb for aspecting the other planets!

   What can that mean for our focus during the current soli/lunar phase that kicks off the next month? It is my opinion that the Aquarian expressions of  freedom, individual rights, communication and knowledge will best be served by focusing our efforts through group energy in order to serve the greater good.

  The Moon takes the pulse of the public as emotional tides ebb and flow, so when she is joined with the Sun in the only Fixed Air sign of the zodiac, people have an opportunity to operate from an intellectual perspective rather than just reacting from their feelings.

   The impersonal nature of unconventional Aquarian tendencies may put some off at first, but it's the friendly, idealistic attitudes of this freedom-loving sign that draws others to ask how they can help further the cause! One individual can enlighten another and together a whole lot of like-minded individuals can reach a larger whole.

   Another interesting thing to note in tonight's New Moon chart, is the absence of any planets moving in retrograde motion. If all the planetary energies are in Direct motion, imagine what can be accomplished if we get out of our ruts and adopt a new point of view! The revolution sometimes needs to begin in our minds and hearts before constructive change can be made.

   So, while you are deciding how to make the most out of your part in your group, organization or community, you can send out thoughts and prayers for a beleaguered world, that we may remember we are all One.  Oh, and please keep your feet on the ground while your head is in the rarified air of Aquarius!!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cancer Full Moon January 2017

   The Full Moon is exact at 6:34am EST on January 12th in the 23rd degree of Cancer. The Moon being in its' Rulership, the Cardinal Water sign, means emotions are ratcheted up along with subconscious instincts and a need to nurture and/or feel nurtured. There is no logic involved in how one responds to life under the watery influence of the Crab, only the emotions.

   Adding to the intense sensitivity of this Full Moon cycle is a grand cross in Cardinal signs. That is the Sun in Capricorn (Cardinal Earth), opposed to the Moon in Cancer (Cardinal Water), and Jupiter in Libra (Cardinal Air), opposite Uranus in Aries (Cardinal Fire). The Cardinal axis is where we can take action and with two oppositions and four squares, you can see where some conflict(s) could arise. The Sun here wants to be in charge; the Moon wants to just go home and cook or eat something; Jupiter wants to keep everybody happy and Uranus just wants to shake things up for a new start!!

   Also in the chart for the Full Moon, we see Venus aligning with Neptune and Mars, all in Pisces, thus adding to the vulnerability quotient. Pay attention to your intuition, listen to your gut and whatever you do, don't over-react and cause yourself or someone else any emotional wounds. People are usually sentimental under a Cancer Moon, yet fairly easy-going. If you feel like staying at home and hibernating while making a pot of chili or a batch of cookies, do it... and remember to share some with family or friends!

   If you can keep your focus on who and what matters to you, you ought to be able to navigate these sensitive few days around the Full Moon with a minimum of angst. We are building up our foundations for balance and harmony and this will require our innate faith in ourselves and others, so that we don't lose sight of the direction we want to move in as we navigate new and sometimes unforeseen waters.

  Remember to keep your head in the stars, your feet on the ground and your hand at the tiller while watching the tides and the wind. Wishing us all smooth sailing in the weeks leading up to the next New Moon.