New Moon in Libra — the article

On Sept. 25th at 5:55pm EDT, the Moon aligns with the Sun in almost 3 degrees of Libra, beginning a new Moon cycle. New Moons are optimal times to set new intentions — to pause and reflect on where we are and would like to be. They are introverted periods when we go within to learn what we wish to align ourselves with for the next 28 days; more about the best and most potent time to set New Moon Intentions towards the end of this article.

With this New Moon in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra, this will likely be win-win situations, fair exchanges, balance, and harmony (within our relationships and with our general environment). Watch my New Moon video to learn more about this.

Even though we have a planetary line-up of four planets known as a Stellium in this New Moon chart, only two of them are in Libra (the Sun & the Moon); the other two are Venus (ruler of Libra) & Mercury (ruler of Virgo), and they are in a late degree of Virgo, very close to the New Moon energies in Libra. A Stellium typically sees the planets involved influence each other.

A Venus-Mercury-Moon-Sun-Stellium indicates that we are invited to take a closer look at our relationship to the mind-energy: How are we using our minds, and how does it serve us or others? How does our analytical mind influence our mood or responses to other people?

What are we aware of in our one-on-one relationships (business or personal) that needs to improve? Which of our relationships are healthy? Which ones aren’t? How can we be of service to others in a way that helps them improve something in their lives?

Another important aspect of this New Moon chart is an exalted Pluto in Capricorn that starts its Station phase only a day before the New Moon becomes exact, and that will come to a complete halt on Oct. 8th — and of course, we also have Mercury still in its Retrograde phase until Oct. 2nd. It will start to slow down (station) on Sept. 27th at 25º of Virgo.

Once these two planets end their Retrograde phases and “go direct”, we can move forward in the areas of our lives that have been subjected to self-examination over their retrogrades (Mercury: Sept. 9th – Oct. 2nd, Pluto: April 28th – Oct. 8th).

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We will also discuss the upcoming Eclipse season (starting on Oct. 15th), Mars’ Retrograde phase in Gemini (Oct. 30th until Jan. 12th, 2023) & Saturn’s Station Direct phase in Aquarius (Oct. 23rd) in our next Forecasting Forum…again, click here to register if this is of interest to you.

But first, let’s talk about the New Moon — and specifically, the Libra component of this New Moon chart:

All relationships begin with our relationship to ourselves — everything “out there” is a reflection of “in here”… Ideally speaking, interacting with another person is a co-creative, equal exchange — we must be centered within ourselves, yet also…

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 0-5 degrees of Libra, Aries, Capricorn or Cancer? If so, you may feel the effects of this Super New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (since the Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle. Intentions are best set soon after the New Moon becomes exact, and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase — so this month, the best and most potent time to set intentions would be any time between 5:55pm on Sept. 25th, and 12:21pm on Sept. 27th (New York-Time).

If you live outside the EDT timezone (i.e. US East Coast time), I recommend you join my Facebook Fan-page or follow me on Twitter; I will be posting reminders on Sept. 25th, 26th, and 27th to let you know when it is time to set your intentions 😉

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Full Moon in Pisces — the article

On September 10th, at 5:59am EDTthe Sun opposes the Moon in 17.5 degrees of Pisces. The Moon in creative, free-flowing Pisces makes an opposition to the Sun in detail-oriented, practical Virgo.

The entrance of the Moon into Pisces on Thursday night/Friday very early morning (Sept. 8/9th) starts the energetic build up towards this Full Moon – if you are already a Member of my online community,  you may also want to watch my video on the subject: click here.

On Sept. 10th, we can ask ourselves: How far have we come since the Aug. 27th New Moon? What can we see now that was not apparent then?

This Full Moon has seven planets in Retrograde motion: Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. This indicates a strong need for inner processing and aligning ourselves with those planetary energies from within. It’s a necessary phase of re-evaluation, restructuring, and letting go.

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Things appear to slow down during a Retrograde passage, as internal shifts must happen before we can progress; once a planet turns direct, we feel ready to move forward in that area of life.

Of those seven Retrograde planets, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto will start to go direct in October; we will then get the opportunity to bring all of our inner discoveries to the outside world.

With this Full Moon, we are also dealing with an exalted Mercury — Mercury in Libra comes to a halt less than 6.5 hours before the Full Moon becomes exact on Sept. 9th at 11:38pm EDT, starting its third Retrograde phase of this year — it lasts until Oct. 2nd.

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We are getting ready to retrace our steps (Mercury Retrograde in Libra); between now and Sept. 23rd, this will focus on our one-on-one relationships and ability to create balance in our lives.

Saturn in Aquarius is still squaring Uranus in Taurus (as mentioned previously, you can get more on that subject from the lastNew Moon in Virgo” video & article).

Now let’s first address this Full Moon’s polarities (if you are already familiar with this polarity, feel free to skip this part and go straight to the Full Moon aspects below):

The Pisces/Virgo polarity has to do with our ability to connect the head with the heart, logic with intuition, and matter with spirit. So the question is: how do we integrate Pisces and Virgo?

This may seem a challenging question, given Virgo’s leaning toward…

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Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 15-20 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, or Sagittarius? If so, you are more affected by this Full Moon — this is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

New Moon in Virgo — the article

On Aug. 27th at 4:17am EDTthe Moon aligns with the Sun in 4 degrees of Virgo, marking the beginning of a new Moon cycle. We start to feel the effects of this New Moon the moment the Moon enters Virgo on Friday evening (Aug. 26th). Feel free to watch my New Moon video on the subject.

Before we jump in, I just want to say that I have a big announcement to make, so please stay tuned until the end, or skip to the part of the article, right before I talk about setting Intentions!

This New Moon makes a strong Square to Mars in Gemini. This creates some challenges. Mars will be in this fidgety sign for a total of 7 months, due to its Retrograde phase in late October. The Square will only last until Sept. 2nd, however since it is part of this New Moon chart we can feel its impact for the next 28 days (until Sept. 25th). 

The good news is that Mercury (the ruler of Virgo) makes a Trine (a supportive, harmonious aspect) to Mars in Gemini, and Jupiter in Aries, makes a Sextile (an opportune aspect) to Mars in Gemini in this New Moon chart, so it’s not all bad news 😉

I will talk more about all of this in connection with the planetary aspects of this New Moon chart, but first let’s look at the Virgo energy of this New Moon:

Virgo provides an opportunity to learn about being of service — and what it might mean to strengthen our focus on improving our daily routines — getting organized, for example — and taking care of health matters.

This New Moon cycle will thus be a great time to begin new projects that demand attention to detail, list-making, and taking pride in “small” accomplishments. We might start a new health regimen, perhaps by paying close attention to our diet; we could also set up specific routines that help us manage our lives in constructive and mindful ways.

This cycle is all about handling the nitty-gritty details of our day-to-day life in an organized, step-by-step fashion, so we can free our minds of clutter. Where could you use more open space?

Things to watch out for: sweating the details, worrying, and being extra-critical of ourselves and others when something doesn’t get done “right”.

A great way to step into the higher vibrations of Virgo

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 2-6 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, or Sagittarius? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

And here is the announcement! With the current Moon Nodes in Taurus/Scorpio, we are invited to investigate ourselves on a deeper level and release any emotional baggage from the past or inauthentic/toxic connections with others, so we can step into greater abundance and have a realization of our worthiness on this physical plane.

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The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle. Intentions are best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact — and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase.

So this month, the best and most potent time to set intentions would be between 4:17am Saturday early morning (Aug. 27th) and 11:08pm Sunday late evening (Aug. 28th) — in the New York time zone.

If you live in a timezone other than EDT (that’s the US East Coast time zone), feel free to join my Facebook Fan page or follow me on Twitter. I will be posting reminders on Nov. 27th & 28th throughout the day to let you know when it is time to set your intentions 😉

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Super Full Moon in Aquarius — the article

Please remember that due to a family matter, I will be taking a break from creating Full Moon videos until the end of the summer. All other Member content (including Full Moon articlesNew Moon videos, New Moon articles, and my Weekly Forecasts) will continue uninterrupted.

On  August 11th, at 9:36pm EDTthe Full Moon becomes exact in 19 degrees of Aquarius. The entrance of the Moon into Aquarius on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 10th) starts the energetic build-up towards this Full Moon; the Moon in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius opposes the Sun in fun-loving, expressive Leo. 

Oppositions always resonate back to the conjunction of the planets involved. We are looking to see how far we have come since that conjunction. For example, with the Full Moon, we are looking back to the previous New Moon (in this case, July 28th), to see what has developed since then.

This Full Moon has heightened effects on us for many reasons: first, it is another “Full SuperMoon” (i.e. the Moon is at its closest distance to the Earth).

The Moon in Aquarius also makes a conjunction with Saturn (the traditional ruler of Aquarius). Uranus (the modern ruler of Aquarius), is exalted (stationing) at the time of this Super Full Moon, and is also still conjunct the North Node & Mars in Taurus; it has now become the Focus Point of a T-Square with the Full Moon. The Moon Nodes in Taurus/Scorpio create a Grand Cross with the Full Moon polarity.

Since there are multiple Oppositions and Squares in this Super Full Moon chart, let’s take a look at what those represent: Oppositions require integration and balance, whereas Squares invite us to stretch and grow, as we may be experiencing challenges, and we are asked to overcome that which feels uncomfortable.

We also have three Trines and two Sextiles in this Full Moon chart. Trines feel supportive and give us a sense of ease. Sextiles are opportunities that require action. These are the major themes of this Super Full Moon chart and we will address them in detail in a moment.

But first, let’s talk about the Full Moon polarity (and if you know this polarity already, feel free to skip to the details of this particular Super Full Moon chart — the aspects):

The Moon in Aquarius opposes the Sun in Leo; this highlights the power of our individual creativity and the exponential potency of collaboration. Each of us is invited to reclaim ourselves, and add our voice, heart, and hands to something that has meaning for us.

The invitation here is to dare to be different, and to remember how we are all part of a larger whole. The highest quest of Leo leads to authentic Self-expression: to embody our gifts, shine our light, and live our truth. The highest task of Aquarius, on the other hand, is the attainment of unity in diversity, where everyone’s uniqueness is honored and included.

When we align our head with our heart, we feel our interconnectedness with all of humanity, and we create and connect from love instead of fear. Given that Leo represents our individual self-expression and Aquarius our vision for humankind, a question is raised: How can we best achieve a balance between these two energies? Or perhaps even an integration?

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 17-21 degrees of Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, or Scorpio? If so, you may feel the effects of this Super Full Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (since the Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer)

New Moon in Leo — the article

On July 28th, at 1:55pm EDTthe Moon aligns with the Sun in 5.5 degrees of Leo — in other words, the New Moon will be exact (I recommend you also watch my New Moon video on the subject).

There are several planets of importance in this New Moon chart: Jupiter & Chiron in Aries (both exalted/stationing); Mars, Uranus, & the North Node align in Taurus; finally, Saturn in Aquarius & Mercury in Leo square the Moon Nodes in Taurus-Scorpio.

The dwarf planet/asteroid Ceres aligns with the New Moon in Leo; this makes nurturing our inner creative child and any physical children essential for the next 28 days.

Jupiter & Chiron are not only exalted in this New Moon chart, but they also both make an aspect to the New Moon, Mercury & Venus… But more about all of that in a moment, first let’s talk about the New Moon energies:

The New Moon in fun-loving, extroverted, expressive Leo has us looking for heartfelt experiences. It’s important for us to express ourselves, to learn about love — and in particular, to learn about how those things work together to help us create from the heart and from a place of joy.

Think about the keywords for this self-expressed fire sign: “proud, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, open, fun-loving”… How could you live into those words?

Leo is ruled by the Sun, symbol of consciousness and the unique light we came to shine in this lifetime — this is what we were born to explore and express — so ask yourself: Where could I shine my unique light more brightly? What brings me joy? Not just in general… but in this very moment?

Leo also represents our creativity: there are as many ways to be creative and self-expressed as there are “selves” — indeed, we are all creators — we create with every thought, word, and action.

Creativity requires innocence, curiosity, courage, and play. To live it out, we must tap into the unique spark inside of us in a joyful way — and allow ourselves the freedom to make mistakes — creativity thrives on love and permission and is stifled by judgment and fear.

Take a moment to contact your “free inner child” — that place inside that is ready to play and create. What might encourage that inner child to come out and play? If you aren’t sure, there’s no need to guess: Try asking it gently and directly…

As I started to talk about earlier, Jupiter & Chiron in Aries are both exalted/stationing at the time of the New Moon; when a planet is in its Station phase, we are more fully aware of its energy. This helps us to get more connected to…

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 3-8 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Taurusor Scorpio? Or do your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer? This New Moon may feel stronger to you…

And last, but definitely not least: the New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle; the best time for the intention-setting process is soon after the New Moon becomes exact, and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase.

That means the best & most potent time to set intentions this month would be between 1:55pm, Thursday, July 28th, and 12:29am on Saturday, July 30th. As always, all times are in EDT — the New York timezone.

If you live outside the EDT timezone, and converting timezones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook Fanpage and/or following me on Twitter. I will be posting reminders on both platforms on July 28th, 29th & 30th to let you know when is the best time to set your intentions 😉

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New Moon in Cancer — the article

On June 28th at 10:52pm EDT, the New Moon becomes exact in almost 7.5 degrees of Cancer; this is the beginning of a new Moon cycle. Feel free to watch my New Moon video on the subject.

This New Moon makes a square to Jupiter in Aries, and Mars (the ruler of Aries) squares Pluto in Capricorn & sextiles Saturn in Aquarius — just to name a few. Whenever faster-moving bodies (in this case the Sun, Moon, and Mars) link up with slower, outer planets (in this case Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto) in close aspect, the collective desire for change increases.

Another thing worth mentioning with this New Moon chart is Neptune’s highly exalted energy at the time of the New Moon — but before we go into all of this in detail, let’s first talk about the Cancer archetype:

Cancer is the first water sign of the zodiac, as such, it relates to the development of the “emotional body” — so this Moon cycle amplifies feelings, instincts, and needs.

Cancer represents the yin, receptive principle, which births, nurtures, and protects life. The Sun and Moon in Cancer remind us that we must also receive as well as give. Both constant giving and constant taking are unhealthy and unsustainable.

Our feeling nature has been denied and suppressed for millennia, but we have begun to embrace it more fully since 2011, when Neptune started its journey through Pisces.

Feelings are an essential source of information about our true needs — they are a dashboard that tells us what is healthy for us. When we don’t heed that information, we become dependent on others for validation and direction, or lose ourselves in addictions and distractions.

With this New Moon occurring in protective, introverted Cancer, we are invited to surround ourselves with quality and safety; we can expect anything connected to home, family, real estate, or childhood issues to be heightened in our awareness for the next four weeks.

This New Moon highlights the importance of listening to our feelings, focusing on Self-care, healing old wounds from the past, and releasing unhealthy patterns that keep us stuck in the past.

Cancer is all about supporting and protecting life, but many of us are conditioned to ignore our own bodies and our environment — along with our inner life, feeling-bodies, and emotional/spiritual connection to other life forms.

This creates a disconnect not only from our true selves but also from the rest of the world. Many of us tend to put little value on emotional intelligence, but it’s very hard to have meaningful, authentic connections without it — and it begins with self-connection and self-awareness.

Ask yourself: What might I do differently if my feelings were just little children that wanted to be heard? What price might I be paying for denying or suppressing their little voices? Cancer reminds us that…

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 5-10 degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, or Libra? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle. Intentions are best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact — and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase.

So this month, the best and most potent time to set intentions would be any time between 10:52pm (June 28th) and 4:14pm EDT, on Thursday afternoon (June 30th); and then again between 8:40pm and 10:52pm EDT (also on June 30th).

For more info on setting New Moon Intentions click here

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Super Full Moon in Sagittarius — the article

On June 14th at 7:52am EDTthe Full Moon in almost 23.5 degrees of Sagittarius becomes exact. We started to feel this aspect the moment the Moon entered Sagittarius, early on Sunday evening, June 12. This month’s Full Moon is also known as the Strawberry Moon — the last Full Moon in Spring.

In addition, this Full Moon is also a SuperMoon. These occur when the Moon is either Full or New while at its closest distance to the Earth and are therefore more powerful. This often means an increase in emotional reactivity and greater awareness around the issues connected to the particular Full Moon energy in question.

For the next two weeks, we seek balance, as we become more aware of something that needs to be brought into alignment or integrated. The balance in question is between our mental processes — symbolized by Gemini — and our quest for a larger truth or meaning (linked to Sagittarius) ==> If you are already a Member of my online community, you can learn more about this month’s Super Full Moon, just click here to watch my video!

Saturn in Aquarius is still exalted, although the planet is now in its Retrograde motion and forming a sextile with the Moon in Sagittarius, while Neptune in Pisces squares the Full Moon polarity. The ruler of Gemini (Mercury), and the ruler of Sagittarius (Jupiter) make a Sextile to each other. Mercury is in an exalted degree and Mars aligns with Chiron in Aries. All of this plays a crucial role in this Full Moon chart.

More about the specifics in a moment, but one thing to remember in general: Full Moons are always times of awareness and culmination. We see things that we have not seen before and get a chance to make some changes if we don’t like what we see.

So think back to the New Moon phase that started on May 30th: What seeds were planted at that time? What has “sprouted” since?

Let’s first talk about the Sagittarian-Gemini polarity:

At its highest vibration, Sagittarius shows us a wider perspective, one that has us looking beyond facts and learned knowledge to our direct life experiences and the wisdom gained thereby. It’s all about seeking a higher truth, and a higher meaning for life’s challenges — a philosophy that would help us understand life’s trials and tribulations.

So that’s Sagittarius’s highest vibration — what of its shadow side? When we suppress this energy inside of us, we become…

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Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-26 degrees of Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, or Pisces? If so, you are more affected by this month’s Full Moon. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

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New Moon in Gemini — the article

On May 30th at 7:30am EDTthe Moon aligns with the Sun in 9 degrees of Gemini; this marks not only the beginning of a new Moon cycle, but we are also no longer in Eclipse Season. I also recommend you watch my New Moon video on the subject.

One major thing to note in this New Moon chart is that we have 2 planets in their Station phases — and therefore exalted)— and one of those two planets is also the ruler of this New Moon! Something is therefore “in our face” in regards to the energies of Mercury & Saturn, demanding our attention and awareness; I will talk more about all of this below, but first, let’s look at the Gemini influence of this New Moon:

Gemini is the archetype of curiosity, communication in all its forms, and mental connections — it represents the development of language and intelligence, as well as our ability to adapt and relate to our immediate environment.

This is a “busy” energy focused on collecting information. We are invited to look at our mental programming and conditioned mind to see what needs to go — and what new thought structures we might want to engage with.

Since Mercury (the ruler of Gemini) is still in its Retrograde motion until June 3rd, we may need to go over thoughts and information collected before May 10th (the start of the retrograde phase), and engage with new thought structures and information after June 18th (once Mercury has exited its Shadow phase).

Here are some questions you can ask yourself for this New Moon: What motivates me to learn? When I talk to myself about sharing or processing information, what do I typically say? What do I say to myself about being connected to others? About my intellectual capacities? In what area of my life am I a student? A teacher? Am I sometimes both, depending on the day?

The spiritual goal of Gemini is the development of perception, thought, and communication; we are therefore invited to become aware of all the new connections created in the brain with each new thought or memory — and the more we think particular thoughts, the deeper the associated pathways become.

So, ask yourself: What mental paths do I keep heading down, even though I know I don’t need to go there anymore? What if I brought 5% more curiosity to my “self-listening”? Or when connecting with others?

The New Moon sextiles the Jupiter/Mars alignment in Aries; let’s talk a little bit about that planetary alignment first, before we address the Sextile to the New Moon:

Mars’ energy combines with Jupiter’s expansiveness to increase our enthusiasm, liveliness, and optimism. In Aries, this combo is quite fiery — so this could prove a very productive and busy time, particularly when it comes to things we feel passionate about, or strongly identify with.

Feel free to also watch my webinar on the subject, if you haven’t seen it yet — we looked at our own birth charts in connection with those planetary movements, to see how each one of us is personally impacted by this. Click here for more info.

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Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 7-11 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces?  If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly; this is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo, the Moon rules Cancer)

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle; this is best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact, and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase.

So, this month, any time between 7:30am (on May 30th) and 4:10pm (on May 31st) would be best, then again from 1:49am until 7:30am (on June 1st) — please note that all times are given in the Eastern Daylight Timezone — the timezone New York City occupies.

For more info on setting New Moon Intentions click here

If you live in a timezone other than EDT (US East Coast-time), I recommend you join my Facebook Fan-page: facebook.com/AstrologerCoach.SonjaFrancis or follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/sonjafrancis, as I post reminders on Monday, May 30th, Tuesday, May 31st, and Wednesday morning, June 1st to let you know when it is time to set your intentions 😉

Jupiter in Aries 2022/23 – the article

On May 10th at 7:22pm EDT, Jupiter changed signs from creative, sensitive, and intuitive Pisces to independent, direct, fast-moving Aries. Its first pass through Aries will last until Oct. 28th, 2022. It will then journey again through Pisces until December of 2022; then Jupiter makes its second move into Aries on Dec. 20th, this time until May 16th, 2023.

In our individual natal chart, the position of Jupiter reveals how we express generosity and tolerance, and how we go about trusting others and improving our lives.

Ask yourself: Where do I look for wisdom and understanding? Where do I need movement and spaciousness? Where do I feel optimistic and have faith that things will turn out ok?

Jupiter represents the principle of expansion — it operates like a magnifying glass. It’s been in Pisces since mid-May, 2021 (with the exception of August until December 2021). During its time in Pisces, the magnifying glass was looking at creating more opportunities for (and through) spiritual or creative endeavors. We likely could also have felt a desire to contribute to life from a heart-centered place. This may have been an inner process for some, or an external process related to how we experience connecting with others — or around feeling interconnected with our fellow humans.

Jupiter in Aries, on the other hand, brings the magnifying lens to bear on our individual passions and goals. The opportunity now is to bring the enthusiastic energies of Jupiter to the fulfillment of our own desires — and to get excited about new paths and new projects.

This aspect also promotes a greater understanding of our potential to expand our passionate self and its goals — and fearlessly bring that energy to the world.

Again, Jupiter will be in Aries until Oct. 28th, 2022, and then will return to that sign from Dec. 20th, 2022, through May 16th, 2023. During these two periods, we attract good fortune when we are enthusiastic and direct, moving things forward with an optimistic attitude, and bringing inspirational fire to our interactions with others.

We value instant results and are motivated by competition, believing in ourselves and our ability to do it on our own; we are best served by enthusiasm and faith in the power of positivity.

We are each particularly invited to walk our own path and fearlessly explore new avenues that lead to new adventures. Possibilities are strong for tremendous creativity, self-expression, and recognition of our ability to positively influence our circumstances.

We also likely develop far more faith in ourselves. Adventures, self-growth, and athletic pursuits can all bring us great pleasure and a sense of rejuvenation. We are optimistic and generous — with strong morals.

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All this is especially true if you are a Sagittarius or Aries Sun- or Rising-sign. As a Sagittarius, you will feel a greater need for independence — let’s hope that doesn’t show up as running away from your relationships 🙂 As an Aries, you will most likely feel a greater sense of possibility, together with a need to grow and expand your passions, over the next year (i.e. until May 2023).

Where does Jupiter-in-Aries fall in your own birth chart? What aspects does it make during this transit? How does a wise response to one house support a more fruitful response to the next? What outward opportunities arise as Jupiter interacts with any of your personal planets? Where might you experience a major expansion between now and May 2023? Where are you ready to forge your own path and make a positive impact?

If you’d like more insight into those questions, we will cover Jupiter’s move through Aries in more detail in the next Forecasting Forum — so if you want to know how this planetary movement is impacting you personally, feel free to join us live on May 21st, or register for the mp4-video-presentation of the live event. 

Are you reading this after May 21st, 2022? If so, you can also purchase the video presentation of the “Jupiter in Aries until May 2023 webinar — we applied Jupiter’s movement to our own birth charts! Click here to purchase our webinar on the subject.

Powerful Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio — the article

On May 15/16th, at 12:14am EDTthe Moon opposes the Sun (in 25 degrees of Scorpio/Taurus). The entrance of the Moon into Scorpio (on May 14th) begins the energetic build-up towards this powerful Full Moon. If you are already a Member of my online community, feel free to watch my Lunar Eclipse video here

This powerful Full Moon is a Total Lunar Eclipse that can be viewed in the Central, Eastern, and European Times zones. The duration of totality lasts 85.5 minutes (= 1.5 hrs). This means that we will feel the influence of this Lunar Eclipse for 45 days.

This particular Lunar Eclipse is the second of two Eclipses within a two-week period; it offers an opportunity for a deeper, more authentic connection with ourselves and others. Our physical and emotional bodies strongly feel the intensity of it all, so keep in mind: Eclipses ultimately support a shift in consciousness and thus bring us closer to our Soul’s path.

During a Lunar Eclipse, the Full Moon slowly dims as it passes through the Earth’s shadow, stimulating our emotional body and increasing our awareness of unconscious patterns and fears. If you’d like to learn more, and as a Member of my online community, click here to watch my Lunar Eclipse video.

As you might know from my last Solar Eclipse video, Eclipses are always powerfully connected to the Moon Nodes and thus to our Soul’s Journey (both collectively and individually). The Moon Nodes remain in polarity for 18 months. They have been in Taurus-Scorpio since Jan. 18th, 2022, highlighting issues around emotional & physical stability, finance, and our relationship with our physical environment and natural resources.

The North Node in Taurus emphasizes the necessity of self-esteem and a healthy relationship with the physical world — with our bodies, resources, and the Earth. The South Node in Scorpio symbolizes our need to face our fears, heal old trauma, and own our power, so we can step into a more passionate relationship with life.

Eclipses reoccur in 19-year cycles. On May 15/16th, 2003, there was a Lunar Eclipse at 24º53’ Scorpio-Taurus, very close to the degree of this Eclipse. Ask yourself: What areas of my life needed to be addressed back then? Where am I being called to make major changes now?

All Eclipses transmit new energetic codes and transformative downloads, symbolized by the signs involved, in this case: The Moon in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio opposes the Sun in steady, peaceful Taurus.

There are several aspects worth mentioning in this Full Moon-Lunar Eclipse chart: a T-Square with Saturn in Aquarius as the Focus point, Pluto (the ruler of Scorpio), Mars (the co-ruler of Scorpio), and Neptune, all make harmonious aspects to the Eclipse polarity, Venus (the ruler of Taurus) aligns with Chiron in Aries, Mercury and Pluto are in their Retrograde motions, Jupiter is in 0º of Aries, and last but not least, Uranus, again, plays a big role in this Eclipse chart — and we will address all of them in a moment.

I should also mention that we focused on both Eclipses, as they relate to our own individual birth charts, in our recent Forecasting Forum “Eclipse season & Pluto Station, April-May 2022”: click here for more info or to purchase this webinar  — and feel free to re-listen to it, if you are already a Star Member — if you are at that Membership level, it was emailed to you on April 16th.

Since this Lunar Eclipse is almost a continuation of the last Lunar Eclipse in November of 2021, in 27º of Taurus-Scorpio, we can check to see how far we have come since then, when it comes to facing our fears and valuing ourselves and our authentic relationships to others. Ask yourself: What fears or inauthentic(or even toxic) relationships must I still release or transform if I am to step into greater abundance and happiness in my life?

For the next 45 days, we seek the balance and integration of two polarities and are aware that something needs to be brought into alignment; the balance in question is between our physical attachments, aversions, and connections — symbolized by Taurus— and our emotional attachments, aversions, and connections (Scorpio).

The time of the Lunar Eclipse brings greater awareness to what was unconscious or hidden previously. This particular one invites us to let go of fears or disempowering behaviors and thereby break through to the next level of our evolution, individually and collectively.

So, here’s this Eclipse’s central question: As a society, are we living in alignment with our values, with what makes us happy and satisfied? How about as individuals? Do we feel empowered and emotionally fulfilled? Are there any fears in our way to achieving progress? Or any rigid thought processes? All right, let’s look at the signs involved in this polarity,…

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Because Eclipses are so powerful, they require a bigger orb than a regular Full or New Moon. I usually use a 5º orb instead of 2º… so since this Lunar Eclipse takes place in 25º of Scorpio…

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 20-29 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, or 0 degrees of Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, or Pisces? If so, you are more affected by this month’s powerful Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer). 

Solar Eclipse in Taurus — the article

On April 30th, at 4:28pm EDTa powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse becomes exact in 10.5 degrees of TaurusSolar Eclipses are extra-powerful New Moons that take place approximately every 6 months — this is the first in 2022, and also the first Solar Eclipse in Taurus (in this particular Eclipse cycle that will be in effect until July 2023) you may also want to watch my Solar Eclipse video.

During a Solar Eclipse, the Moon momentarily interrupts the normal flow of Solar Radiation, destabilizing existing configurations of energy, and reorganizing consciousness to a higher level. Solar Eclipses indicate the beginning of a new experience, project, or cycle.

Eclipses usually come in pairs (Solar and Lunar), and “Eclipse seasons” start approximately 10 days before the first Eclipse of the pair, and continue through the second.

This particular Eclipse season began on April 20th, 10 days before the Solar Eclipse becomes exact, and it will end 10 days after the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio that follows this Solar Eclipse (in other words, by May 26th, 2022).

While Eclipse season is underway, allow for new templates to download, stay centered, and do your best to ground from within — try using conscious breathing and conscious flexibility — and best of all, see if you can move to the “observer position” when it comes to the emotional and mental body. And remember, this won’t last forever: on May 26th, the downloads are complete 😉

Eclipses are a time for clarifying and affirming our highest path. We are bound to experience a release and recalibration of some sort — “old” codes will get deleted and new ones downloaded — and this is especially true in connection with our relationship to the physical world.

This begins with the relationship to ourselves, our body, our talents, whether we value ourselves enough to ask for our worth, whether we are able to say “No” to something that is not in alignment with our values or doesn’t honor our body. This helps us to be more aware of how much we love ourselves and our physical experience on this planet.

The Sun and Moon are connected to one of the Moon Nodes during an Eclipse, alternating between North and South Node Eclipses, emphasizing the evolutionary upgrades that are available to us during such times. This is the first North Node Solar Eclipse in Taurus since the Moon Nodes moved into the Taurus-Scorpio polarity on January 18th, 2022.

North Node Eclipses help us move towards a new exploration of an energy that promotes our Soul’s evolution. They ask us to focus on the energies of the sign involved in the Eclipse (Taurus, in this case) and work with the lighter/higher frequencies of those energies as much as possible. They highlight our ability for individual and collective growth and evolution.

Eclipses are crossroads or turning points along our Soul’s Journey. They are often marked by events or situations that signify a critical shift in our lives, nudging us to either change and grow, or face greater difficulties at the next turning point. In this case, the next turning point will be on August 2nd — when the Sun is in Leo squares this month’s Solar Eclipse degree.

Solar Eclipses, in particular, often correspond to major endings and beginnings. They occur close to the same degree every 19 years, and the last time we had a New Moon in this particular degree and sign while the North Node was traveling through Taurus was on May 1st, 2003. Although this was not yet an Eclipse because the North Node was too far away from the New Moon, by degree, this particular New Moon certainly started Eclipse Season that year.

We are likely to experience a resonance between now and that time — “resonance”, not repetition — so think back to the Spring of 2003, and ask yourself: Were there any major endings and beginnings? What was important to me back then? If I were to take those priorities to the next level, where would that next level find me?

If you’re looking for more guidance on those questions, I would suggest taking a look at your Natal Chart — the House placement of the Eclipse will indicate which area of life is the readiest to embrace abundance and rise to a new level of consciousness around self-worth and honoring the Self.

If you need some help with that exploration, feel free to click here and get my webinar: “Eclipse Season & Pluto Station April-May 2022”

Solar Eclipses are also a good time to go within and seed anything we would like to learn over the next 6 months — we’ll dig into this in more detail towards the end of this article when we talk about setting Solar Eclipse Intentions. Please note that setting Intentions for Solar Eclipses is different from a regular New Moon! So stayed tuned!

One major thing to note in this New Moon/Solar Eclipse chart: we have one planet in a very exalted state (Pluto in Capricorn starts its Retrograde phase the day before the Eclipse) and one planet conjunct the Eclipse (Uranus in Taurus) — both of those planets are…

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Because Eclipses are so powerful, they require a bigger orb than a regular Full or New Moon. I usually use a 5º orb instead of 2º… so since this Solar Eclipse takes place in 10.5 degrees of Taurus:

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 5-16 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius?  If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly; this is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo, the Moon rules Cancer)

Setting Intentions for a Solar Eclipse is a little different from the regular monthly New Moon process — after all, we are setting them for the whole 6-month Eclipse cycle, rather than just the next 28 days.

Solar Eclipse Intentions are best done 48 hours after the Eclipse becomes exact. We are downloading new templates at the time of an Eclipse, and the energies are quite intense, so we want to wait until it all settles down a little before setting our intentions — that said, we definitely do not want to set them during a Moon void of course.

Given all this, here are the best and most potent times to set your Intentions for this Solar Eclipse: Between 4:28pm, on May 2nd, and 4:28pm, on May 4th. Note that all times in this article are given in US Eastern Time — i.e., the New York time zone.

Set powerful intentions — remember, they cover the next six months — and if possible, align them with the Taurus energy!

If you live in a timezone other than EDT, and converting time zones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook Fan-page and/or following me on Twitter, as I post reminders on those platforms when it’s time to set your intentions 😉

For more details on how to set Intentions, click here.

Full Moon in Libra — the article

On April 16th at 2:55pm EDT, the Full Moon becomes exact in almost 27 degrees of Libra. All Full Moons bring an opportunity for increased awareness and integration of the traits connected to the relevant Full Moon polarities, especially those that have been neglected or suppressed.

This Full Moon has heightened effects on us for two important reasons: first, Pluto is exalted and in a square aspect to the Full Moon! Secondly, Saturn makes an exact Square to the Moon Nodes in Scorpio-Taurus. All of this increases emotionality and fosters larger shifts in consciousness.

So the questions here are: What am I aware of? What will I choose? Where will I focus my mind? My Heart? What might become possible if I got 5% more comfortable with being in transition?

There are some other aspects in this Full Moon chart, and we will address all of them in a moment — and if you are a Member of my online community, feel free to also watch my Full Moon video here

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On April 14th, the Moon enters Libra; this starts the energetic build-up towards the Full Moon — and almost 46 hours laterthe Sun in Aries opposes the Moon in Libra.

Ask yourself: How far have I come with the Intentions I set around April 1st’s New Moon? If I’m not where I’d like to be with those intentions, what new course might take me closer to my goals?

The Libra-Aries polarity highlights the spiritual dance between various polarities:
* individual drives/goals and one-on-one relationships
* masculine and feminine
* independence and collaboration

Whether we are single or partnered up, we are all in relationship to someone — any one-on-one relationship counts here — business, personal, health-related, etc.

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 25- 29 degrees of Libra, Aries, CapricornCancer? If so, you may feel the effects of this Full Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

New Moon in Aries — the article

On April 1st, at 2:24am EDT, the Moon aligns with the Sun in 11.5 degrees of Aries. This marks the beginning of a new Moon cycle; anything brand-new started in the next two weeks that is connected to some sort of healing process has the chance to get off to a great start. Click here to watch my New Moon video on the subject.

This New Moon chart has 3 planets and 3 asteroids in Aries. This line-up in Aries consists of Mercury, the Moon, the Sun, Chiron, Pallas Athena, and Eris. Chiron is the most popular of the asteroids, as it is connected to our Healing Process — and as such, it will be our focus for this New Moon chart.

We are all trying to do our best to show up as “whole beings” in the world, but our conditioning in the Western world is so focused on the masculine (doing, achieving, asserting) approach that we are having a hard time being ourselves completely (no matter what gender we were born into or what we identify as).

The masculine energies traditionally come with a lot of baggage as well. It is rare to see leaders or public figures show up as an example of the “sacred or divine masculine”. The unbalanced or immature version of the masculine brings a need to dominate, violate, force, destroy, overpower, and dictate to others — again this is not gender-specific.

When we look at history, we can very clearly identify this unbalanced, immature masculine energy. Even when we look at our world today, there is still a tremendous amount of this energy present, even though we have already started the process of integrating the divine feminine (allowing, receiving, nurturing, kindness), and healing the traditional masculine (through acceptance of our human limitations and compassion with those limitations).

As we balance our approach more and more, through integrating the divine feminine, and uplifting the sacred masculine, we are more capable to connect on a holistic level to ourselves and others: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Chiron in Aries shows us where we need to take this holistic approach in our lives and embrace ourselves fully and completely (including our insecurities, pain, and shame — in other words: our humanity).

We are being asked to not only embrace our own humanity but to acknowledge and take responsibility for the limitations the traditional masculine brings with it. Only then can we step more fully into the divine masculine — the fire within us that burns for self-realization, freedom to walk our own unique path, and courage to embrace all facets of ourselves (human & spirit). Ask yourself

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 9-14 degrees of either Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancer? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some intentions for this month’s Moon cycle — this process is especially powerful with the New Moon in Aries — and as always, this is best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact (and definitely not during a Moon void of course).

So this month, we have two opportune times frames for setting intentions: The first one lasts 31.5 hours, between 2:24am on April 1st and 9:51am on April 2nd; the second lasts 13.5 hours, between 12:50pm on April 2nd and 2:24am on April 3rd (as always, all times are EDT- New York time). For more info on setting New Moon Intentions click here

If you live in a timezone other than EDT (US East Coast-time), I recommend you join my Facebook Fan-page or follow me on twitter as I post reminders on April 1st throughout the day, on April 2nd in the morning and then again in the afternoon/evening, to let you know when it is the most potent time to set your intentions 😉

Full Moon in Virgo — the article

The next Full Moon will be “exact” on March 18th, at 3:18am EDT/7:18am GMT, in almost 28 degrees of Virgo — and by then, we are halfway through the Lunar cycle that started on March 2nd.

Take a look at the New Moon Intentions you set around March 2nd, and ask yourself: How far have I come with those Intentions? If I’m not where I’d like to be with them, what new course might bring me closer to my goals?

If you are already a Member of my online community, feel free to also watch my Full Moon video.

A Full Moon is always an opposition between the Moon and the Sun; during these oppositions, we seek balance, alignment and integration around two perspectives that seem like polar opposites. Very often, we experience this through our interactions with others, and since these interactions are also the pathway to resolution, relationships of all kinds are highlighted during Full Moons.

The balance we seek between Virgo and Pisces seems to be the fundamental challenge of our time: to integrate head and heart, science and intuition, discernment and compassion. This Full Moon shows each of us how far we have come with integrating those two seemingly opposite archetypes within ourselves — and how far we have yet to go.

This particular Full Moon has a planetary line-up known as a Stellium; it’s in Pisces, includes Mercury (the ruler of Virgo), and it connects favorably to the current Moon Nodes in Taurus/Scorpio. Pluto in Capricorn also plays an important role in this Full Moon chart. We will also look at the Venus-Mars alignment in Aquarius, and how it connects to other planets in this Full Moon chart. More about all of this in a moment… But first let’s take a look at the polarity of this Full Moon in general:

The Moon in Virgo opposes the Sun in Pisces. Virgo seeks personal and practical wholeness, while Pisces reminds us of a transcendent wholeness — our divinity and interconnectedness with all of life.

Virgo benefits from apprenticeship, whereas Pisces learns to trust inner guidance above all else — when balanced, we are able to discern without judgment, serve without obligation, and love all of creation, including ourselves.

Virgo analyzes, Pisces feels: We are invited to discern what’s real, so we can make healthier choices. To find the balance between Virgo and Piscesask yourself…

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Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point, or personal planets in 25-29 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius, or 0 degrees of Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn? If so, this month’s Full Moon will affect you more; the same is true for those of us with our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

New Moon in Pisces — the article

On March 2nd, at 12:35pm EST, the Moon aligns with the Sun in 12 degrees of Pisces, marking the beginning of a new Moon cycle. Feel free to also watch my New Moon video on the subject

Because New Moons mark the ending and beginning of a monthly cycle, they are an optimal time to pause, reflect, and set new Intentions for the next 28 days.

This New Moon chart has four planets in Pisces — a line up (aka Stellium) that includes the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and Neptune; the New Moon and Jupiter also sextile Uranus in Taurus. The Sun squares December’s Solar Eclipse degree several hours after the New Moon becomes exact, which signifies a turning point.

There is also a second line up in this New Moon chart that takes place in Capricorn, and includes Venus, Mars, and Pluto. And since those three planets answer to Saturn right now (Saturn being the ruler of Capricorn), we must also mention the current Saturn-Mercury conjunction in Aquarius. 

All of this will bring some forward movement. The next four weeks are thus essential in our lives on both the personal and collective levels. In fact, new beginnings are possible on multiple levels, as long as we get enough rest and make time for tuning in. I will go into all of this in more detail in a moment, but first let’s start with the Stellium in Pisces:

Pisces invites us to connect with our inner divinity, and with our ability to receive, trust our intuition, and contribute to life from a heart-centered and empathic place.

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and thus connects us to our spiritual journey, as it represents a reunion with Source/God/the Universe. At its highest vibration, Pisces unifies all dualities — it is completely aware of the oneness of all. It tells us there is a union within, that exists always, and that we can tap into it.

To move into a higher, lighter Pisces vibrationask yourself the following questions:

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Do you have your Ascendant or any personal planets in 10-14 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly for the next 28 days. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle. This is best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact — and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase — so this month, the best time to set intentions would be between 12:35pm on March 2nd and 4:45pm on March 3rd, and then again from 7:52pm on March 3rd until 12:35pm on March 4th (New York-time)

For more info on setting New Moon Intentions click here

If you live in a timezone other than EST (US East Coast-time), I recommend you join my Facebook Fan-page or follow me on twitter as I post reminders on March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, to let you know when it is time to set your intentions 😉

Full Moon in Leo – the article

On Feb. 16th at 11:56am ESTthe Moon opposes the Sun in 28 degrees of Leo — and this is when this month’s Full Moon becomes exact. We will start to feel this Full Moon build from the moment the Moon enters Leo on Monday morning (Feb. 14th). Relationships of all kinds are highlighted.

All Full Moons offer opportunities for us to see things in a new light; they also guide us away from polarization and division, toward balance and integration.

Ask yourself: How far have I come since setting Intentions back on Feb. 1st or 2nd, after the New Moon became exact? What am I aware of at this time?

The balance and integration we seek with this month’s Full Moon is connected to the Aquarius-Leo polarity.

This current Full Moon makes a Quincunx to Pluto in Capricorn, it also squares the Lunar Eclipse degree from Nov. 2021 and the Moon Nodes in Taurus-Scorpio — and, in this Full Moon chart, we also have some opportune planetary connections to Jupiter (the planet of possibility and expansion), which encourage us to release old assumptions and trust new possibilities. I will go into all those in detail in a moment…

As a Member of my online community, if you’d like to learn more about this month’s Full Moon, click here to watch my video.

The Full Moon Squares the Lunar Eclipse degree from Nov. 2021, making this Full Moon a powerful turning point on our journey towards greater stability — collectively and individually speaking.

What is your turning point? What needs to shift for you?

If you are familiar with your natal chart, take a look at the Houses involved (connected to the Square between this month’s Full Moon and the Lunar Eclipse from last year November) to see how this might play out for you 😉

If you prefer that I take a look at this for you, feel free to either book a 25-minute Soul Purpose Reading with me, a 25-minute Reading with Lia, or ask your question during the Monthly Forecasting Forum on Feb. 19th.

On Feb. 19th, we will investigate the upcoming Squares (in late February and early March), to the Eclipse points — in relationship to our own birth charts.

Now, let’s take a look at this Full Moon’s polarities: Aquarius, along with its co-rulers Saturn and Uranus, deals with the idea of being human, both on an individual level and as a member of the “human family”.

It represents a unique vision and approach to life. The classic Aquarian vision is one of interconnected equality — paradoxically, we are reminded at the same time that the power of unity lies in diversity.

Leo, on the other hand, is all about our individual self-expression, creativity, our ability to connect to a courageous, innocent heart, and inner joy.

This Full Moon is our chance to make a more conscious effort to embrace, integrate, and explore the lighter/higher vibrations of Leo. This is an optimistic, and extroverted sign, that represents our capacity to love — and our willpower. It signifies the quest to live from our center, our core, our truth — with joy in our hearts.

This Full Moon reminds us that everyone has the power to make a difference in the world, small or large — and when we join together, that power grows exponentially.

Ask yourself: How could I best honor both my individual self-expression and my interconnectedness with the world? How am I adding my voice (in small ways and large)?

As with all Full Moons, there’s a shadow side to be discussed — the Shadow of both signs involved in this Full Moon: Aquarius & Leo — and please note that the shadow side of any sign is usually not as comfortable to look at or easy to embrace. Aquarius’s shadow side

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in the following: 26-29 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio, or 0 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, or Sagittarius? If so, you may feel the effects of this Full Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer(the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

New Moon in Aquarius – the article

On Feb. 1st at 12:46am EST, a powerful New Moon in almost 12.5 degrees of Aquarius becomes exact; this is the beginning of a new Moon cycle.  I also recommend you watch my video on the subject.

This Lunar cycle invites us to go out there and connect (or re-connect) with “our people” – with a tribe that resonates, a cause that feels aligned with our principles and our integrity, a connection that serves a larger vision for the future, etc.

This New Moon is unique in that it takes place on the same day as Chinese New Year and marks the beginning of the Year of the Yang Water Tiger, emphasizing the importance of caution, growth, development, challenge, creation, and planning. Ask yourself: Where am I ready for a new plan? Where do I need to still implement some changes in order to move forward? 

The Tiger in Chinese Astrology represents power, prestige, and autonomy. Yang-Water is connected to flowing water, like a river, or the clouds in the sky. So you could say: when we allow the flow to guide us (in other words, when we trust our intuition), we grow stronger and can achieve more.

According to Chinese Astrology, 2022 is a great year to start a business or career goal: We are full of energy to take on a challenge and set off on an adventure.

Coming back to Western, Tropical Astrology, we have two exalted planets in this New Moon chart: Mercury (the planet of communication & how we process information) and Venus (the planet of self-worth & how we relate to others). Both of them are currently in Capricorn, and are thus asking us to be extra-mindful about connecting to a healthy sense of responsibility and self-reliance.

Mercury comes to a halt — ending its 3-week Retrograde phase — only 2.5 days after the New Moon becomes exact (on Feb. 3rd in the late evening), while Venus ends her 6-week Retrograde phase only 3 days before the New Moon becomes exact on Jan. 29th, at 3:36am EST.

When a planet changes directions, its energy will be “louder” for some days before and after that shift. Venus has been “louder” since Jan. 23rd and will continue to ask for our attention until Feb. 4th. Mercury will be exalted until Feb. 6th.

When planets end Retrograde phases, they are ready to move forward and bring to the world whatever material they have learned and integrated during the Retrograde. Ask yourself…

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James Clear, says it beautifully in this article: “For most of our evolutionary history, our ancestors lived in tribes. Becoming separated from the tribe—or worse, being cast out—was a death sentence… When we have to choose between the two, people often select friends and family over facts… The way to change people’s minds is to become friends with them, to integrate them into your tribe, to bring them into your circle… As proximity increases, so does understanding… If someone you know, like, and trust believes a radical idea, you are more likely to give it merit, weight, or consideration… the best place to ponder a threatening idea is in a non-threatening environment. As a result, books are often a better vehicle for transforming beliefs than conversations or debates… The word “kind” originated from the word “kin.” When you are kind to someone it means you are treating them like family… Develop a friendship. Share a meal. Gift a book. Be kind first, be right later.”

Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 10-15 degrees of Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, or Scorpio? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

Finally, let’s talk “New Moon Intentions” 🙂 The New Moon is the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle; this is best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact, and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase.

That means that this month, the best time to set intentions would be any time between 12:46am and 6:01am on Feb. 1st, and then again, from 6am on Feb. 2nd until 12:46am on Feb. 3rd -(New York Time/US Eastern Time)

If you live in a timezone other than EST (US East Coast), and converting timezones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook Fanpage and/or following me on Twitter. I will post reminders to let you know when it is time to set your New Moon intentions 😉

For more info about Setting Intentions, click here.

Moon Nodes in Taurus-Scorpio until 2023!

On Jan. 18th, 2022, at 2:50pm EST, the Moon Nodes switched from Gemini/Sagittarius to Taurus/Scorpio; they will remain in those signs until July 17th, 2023! The last time the Moon Nodes were in these particular signs was back in April 2003 – December 2004.

The transiting Moon Nodes show us what our Soul’s Journey currently requires on the collective and personal levels — let’s take a closer look at what this means:

The goal of the collective Soul’s journey is to balance and integrate two apparently opposite energies: the honoring of the physical, material realm (symbolized by Taurus), and our ability to transform what was traumatic or disempowering with an open heart and use it as inner fuel, making it a strength, while learning about the cycles of life — endings and beginnings of all kinds (linked to Scorpio).

We will thus need to look closely at the balance between honoring our physical, material needs, versus our quest for emotional authenticity and empowering connections – and become more conscious about our Shadow issues and traumas from the past. The Scorpio urge to “go deeper” is essential for our ability to understand the darker parts of our psyche; in terms of balancing these energies, that same urge plays a crucial role in how we connect with others and share our gift and talents (Taurus).

For the next 18 months, ask yourself: How am I doing with owning previously denied or rejected parts of myself? What parts of myself still operate from survival strategies? Where am I still left feeling disempowered in my life?

To get a more personal interpretation, we also need to take a look at the House placement of that Taurus/Scorpio polarity in our own birth charts, as well as the ruling planets of those signs involved… We cover the houses in a webinar (I will include a link at the end of this article).

In Taurus, the North Node invites us to make an effort to…

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The Moon Nodes are also connected to the Eclipse cycles; each of these cycles prompts us to evolve and provides an opportunity to progress to the next level of our Soul’s Journey — collectively and individually speaking.

The Lunar Eclipse in 27º of Taurus on Nov. 19th, 2021 started this new Eclipse cycle connected to the Taurus/Scorpio polarity. What is beginning? What is ending in your life?

The next Eclipse (a North Node Solar Eclipse in Taurus) will take place on April 30th, 2022; it will be followed by a Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 16th, 2022. There will be more Eclipses in October & November of 2022 — please check my weekly Forecast or bi-monthly videos for more info on those.

Where is your Soul’s journey taking you over the next 18 months? How can you best align yourself with this new collective Soul’s Journey in the Taurus-Scorpio polarity?

If you’d like more detail on how the Moon Nodes’ movements impact you personally until July 2023, join our upcoming Forecasting Forum on Jan. 22nd at 11:30am EST, where we will look at everything detailed in this article in connection with our own birth charts. Click here to register for the live webinar and the mp4-video recording of the life event.

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Full Moon in Cancer — the article

On Jan. 17th, at 6:48pm EST the Moon opposes the Sun in almost 28 degrees of CancerThe entrance of the Moon into Cancer late in the morning of Jan. 15th begins the energetic build up towards this Full Moon.

Relationships of all kinds are highlighted during this time — but with this Full Moon, there is a particularly strong emphasis on family- and business-relationships. If you are already a Member of my online community, feel free to click here and watch my Full Moon video for more details.

Before we get started, I just want to remind everyone of my BIG 2-week Sale on my website; it started on Jan. 8th and continues until the 23rd.

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Lots of planets are involved in this Full Moon chart — Mercury and Venus are both Retrograde, while Uranus is exalted, and will come to a halt only 15.5 hours after the Full Moon becomes exact. Neptune supports the integration of the Full Moon polarity, while Pluto intensifies it; Saturn (the ruler of Capricorn) aligns with Mercury in Aquarius and both square an exalted Uranus in Taurus… and all play an important role, so buckle up! More about the specifics in regards to all of these planets in a moment.

But first, let’s talk about this month’s Full Moon: This Lunation shows us how well we are doing with self-care and any issues connected to family or home — and also where we are in connection to greater emotional responsibility and self-alignment.

Ask yourself: What’s my relationship to self-care and where do I feel most “at home”? What’s my understanding of my emotional needs? How might an emotional connection to myself and loved ones be of benefit to me? How might it shift my priorities?

Cancer is the first of the water signs and is therefore emotional and mercurial (like a river or a stream). Feelings are real, but may not always seem rational… until we can identify the underlying, unmet need connected to a particular feeling.

We all have needs. For example: we all have a need for love or approval, for control (or not feeling out of control), a need for safety or security, for human connection or a heart connection to a living being, and a need for autonomy or independence.

Our feelings reflect whether our needs are being met. Feeling happy, peaceful, and open indicates that our needs are being met. When we feel “negative emotions” (e.g. stressed, depressed, angry/frustrated, etc.) it’s clear that at least one important need is not being met.

If you are feeling any of the latter emotions, ask yourself: Which of my needs is not being met at this time? Am I lacking (and therefore “wanting”) approval, love, control, safety, or security? Am I wanting to feel connected, closer, or do I want to be separate? And whichever one it is, could I let go of “wanting” that, just for this now moment? 

In other words, could I let go of the idea that I am lacking something? Would I? In other words, am I willing to let go, just as best as I can, just for right now? When? (This last question is an invitation to let go right here, right now).

By the way, if you enjoyed those questions, or are intrigued, they come from The Sedona Method – a set of processes I use extensively in my coaching work, that are very subtle and powerful. For more info about my Coaching-Healing sessions, click here.

Now, let’s take a look at the polarities involved with this Full Moon…

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Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following:  26-29 degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, Libra, or 0 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio? If so, you are more affected by this month’s Full Moon. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

New Moon in Capricorn – the article

On Sunday afternoon (Jan. 2nd), at 1:33pm EST, the Moon aligns with the Sun in almost 12.5 degrees of Capricorn, launching a new Moon cycle.

There are three quick things I would like to mention before we get started:

  1. 1. On Jan. 8th we have a webinar “About all of 2022” Join us for a full forecast about the coming year and the setting of great Intentions for 2022! This webinar is not included in the monthly Forecasting Forum Series, so please sign up even if you are a Star Member! Early Bird Special is only $27 — for everyone!

2. I also want to mention that I will have a BIG 2-week Sale on my website from Jan. 8th-23rd! Everything will be discounted, and I mean, EVERYTHING! So stay tuned for that or keep checking my website for details!

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New Moons are good times to reflect on our lives and set new intentions. This is therefore a good time to go within, to plant a seed for anything we would like to accomplish over the next 28 days, and maybe even beyond.

In Capricorn, this New Moon directs us to reassess our relationship to power and authority. The next section of this forecast will dig into this in more detail — you may also want to watch my New Moon video 🙂

The highest vibration of Capricorn is self-mastery: the development of responsibility, resourcefulness, reliability, the ability to set realistic goals and establish healthy boundaries. The next 28 days are a perfect time to work some more on these areas.

This is the first New Moon of the year, and since Capricorn represents the quest for self-mastery on the physical plane, some useful questions you can ask yourself include:

What is my relationship to self-mastery? Am I going about things in a realistic way? What does “setting healthy boundaries” look like to me? What do I know about my own limitations? Other people’s? What are my priorities in connection with long-term goals? What does the word “integrity” bring out in me? Where am I on the road to self-mastery?

As best as you can, prepare for the future, make commitments, and recognize responsibilities — in other words, nurture your dreams in a realistic manner.

Focus on setting and achieving practical and attainable long-term goals, one step at a time, one day at a time — this is not about immediate results, it’s about the quality of the foundation you are building.

Capricorn also invites us to set the kind of realistic limits and boundaries that allow everyone involved to learn from the consequences of their choices. Ask yourself: Where in my life am I able to set realistic limits and boundaries? Where am I not? What might I be afraid of when I don’t?

Capricorn relates directly to the level of our maturity. Ask yourself: What would taking 100% responsibility for my life look like? What if I responded to situations in a way that respects and serves all those involved?

Do I respect the laws of matter? What am I willing to undergo to overcome adversity? How committed am I to that?

Let’s talk about some of the aspects connected to this particular New Moon chart…

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Do you have your Ascendant or any personal planets in 10-15 degrees of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, or Libra? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for the month’s Moon cycle — and the very best time to do this is after the New Moon becomes exact (but definitely not during a Moon void of course).

So this month, there are two best and most potent times to set intentions — the first would be any time between 1:33pm on Sunday, Jan. 2nd, and 11:21am on Monday late morning, Jan. 3rd — and the second would be between Monday late afternoon at 5:44pm and Tuesday early afternoon at 1:33pm (EST/New York time).

If you live in a timezone other than EST (US East Coast time), and converting time zones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook Fan-page and/or following me on Twitter, as I post reminders when it’s time to set your intentions 😉 

For more details on how to set Intentions, click here.

Full Moon in Gemini — the article

On Dec. 18th at 11:36pm EST the Full Moon becomes exact, in 27.5 degrees of Gemini; the entrance of the Moon into Gemini Thursday afternoon (Dec. 16th) started the energetic build up towards this Full Moon.

The Moon in chatty, versatile Gemini opposes the Sun in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius. If you are already a Member of my online community, feel free to watch my Full Moon video for more details.

Since the last Lunation was a powerful Solar Eclipse, we are still in Eclipse season until the next New Moon on Jan. 2nd, 2022. This means that, until then, we continue to integrate our evolutionary downloads and consciousness upgrades. We might feel more tired or even exhausted because of those inner processes.

Even though the current Moon Nodes remain in Gemini-Sagittarius until January 18, 2022, this Full Moon is no longer a Lunar Eclipse, because the Moon Nodes are too far away (in degrees) from the Moon and the Sun.

The Moon Nodes in Gemini-Sagittarius (since May 2020) and the current Full Moon occurring in those same signs does, however, intensify the quest to find a balance between those two polarities.

Feel free to also check out my webinar in connection with those Moon Nodes (if you haven’t seen it yet), to get a more specific take on how this might be impacting you personally.

You can ask yourself over the next two weeks: What have I learned about the difference between observation and opinion since May of 2020? What do I now know about the difference between fact and interpretation? Or perception vs. understanding?

On May 26th, 2021 there was a Lunar Eclipse at 5.5º Sagittarius-Gemini. This Full Moon at 27.5º Gemini-Sagittarius, highlights these two signs once again.

This current Lunar cycle will continue a conversation that started back in late May around our beliefs and attitudes towards government and how we meet challenges that are coming up as a collective.

You can ask yourself here: Could I take responsibility for my part in that conversation and the stories to which I am attached? Am I willing to participate in that conversation in a mature way? Am I hiding behind old beliefs and social conditioning?

Am I able to acknowledge my limitations and shortcomings without making others wrong? Am I willing to approach this unique collective situation with a curious mind and an open heart?

Whenever a planet changes direction, or squares the Moon Nodes, its archetypal significance is intensified — in other words, the planet’s energies become exalted.

This current Full Moon has two highly exalted planets:
Venus in
Capricorn & Chiron in Aries (both planets changing directions within 12 hours of the Full Moon becoming exact); Jupiter squares the Moon Nodes (therefore Jupiter is even more significant than just being the ruler of Sagittarius); Neptune in Pisces just ended its station the day before the Full Moon becomes exact, and squares the Full Moon polarity in Gemini-Sagittarius.

There are several other important aspects in this Full Moon chart and I will go into all of them in detail in a moment — but first, let’s address the Gemini-Sagittarius polarities:

Full Moons illuminate the higher/lighter vibration as well as the denser Shadow side of each sign. As our collective consciousness continues to awaken, what’s been in the shadows comes to the forefront more and more, so we can see it more clearly and deal with it on a conscious level.

The lighter side of Gemini is all about…

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Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 25-29 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, Pisces, or 0 degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Libra or Aries? If so, you are more affected by this month’s Full Moon. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo, the Moon rules Cancer)

Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius – the article

On Dec. 4th at 2:43am EST, a total Solar Eclipse sweeps across Antarctica. People located at the southernmost tips of South America, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to see partial phases. This New Moon (Solar Eclipse) becomes exact at 12.5 degrees of Sagittarius, launching a new Moon and Eclipse cycle.

Solar Eclipses are extra-powerful New Moons that take place approximately every 6 months; during a Solar Eclipse, the Moon momentarily interrupts the normal flow of solar radiation, destabilizing existing configurations of energy and reorganizing consciousness to a higher level. Solar Eclipses indicate the beginning of a new experience, project, or cycle.

This is the last of four Eclipses in 2021. While there is a New Moon each month, Eclipses occur only 4-7 times a year, when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are precisely enough aligned. You may also want to watch my Solar Eclipse video.

Eclipses usually come in pairs (Solar and Lunar). Eclipse season starts 14 days before the first Eclipse (in this case, the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus), and continues through the time of the second (for this Eclipse season, that would be the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius). This Eclipse Season started back on Nov. 4th and will last until Jan. 2nd, 2022.

The Sun and Moon are connected to one of the Moon Nodes during an Eclipse, switching between the North and South Node Eclipses, emphasizing the evolutionary upgrades that are available to us during such times.

This is the second South Node Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius since the Moon Nodes entered Gemini/Sagittarius in May 2020 and is also the last South Node Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius for the next 18 years.

South Node Eclipses ask us to release or redefine energies or attachments that no longer serve our Soul’s evolution. They highlight past issues that need our attention, so we can grow beyond our conditioning, individually and collectively.

Ask yourself: What has shifted for me in regards to my perspectives towards life since Dec. 2020? What believes, expectations, or attitudes, if any, have I redefined or released?

What past issues came up around my social, cultural, or religious conditioning, between Dec. 2020 – June 2021? Where could I take a closer look at those issues over the next 6 months and grow beyond that conditioning? If I take a moment to look beyond my conditioning, what has my direct experience been so far? What needs to either be completed or go to the next level now?

Eclipses are crossroads or turning points along our Soul’s Journey. They are often marked by events or situations that signify a critical shift in our lives, nudging us to either change and grow, or face greater difficulties at the next turning point. The next turning point for this Eclipse will be in early March when the Sun reaches 12.5º of Pisces and squares the Solar Eclipse degree.

Solar Eclipses, in particular, often correspond with major endings and beginnings. They occur close to the same degree every 19 years and the last time we had a South Node Solar Eclipse in a very close degree was on Dec. 4th, 2002.

We are likely to experience a resonance between now and that time — “resonant”, rather than identical — so think back to the Winter of 2002/2003, and ask yourself: Were there any major endings and beginnings? What was important to me back then? If I were to take those priorities to the next level, where would that next level find me?

If you’re looking for more guidance on those questions, I would suggest taking a look at your Natal Chart — the House placement of the Eclipse will indicate which area of life is ready to release outdated beliefs and social conditioning and go to a new level of consciousness. If that idea appeals, check out my 30-minute class, “How to Read Your Birth Chart”.

Solar Eclipses are a good time to go within, to seed anything we would like to redefine or release over the next 6 months — we’ll dig into this in more detail towards the end of this article, when we talk about setting Solar Eclipse Intentions. 

PLEASE NOTE, that setting Intentions for an Eclipse is not the same as setting Intentions for a regular New Moon!!!!

With the Solar Eclipse in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius, we seek to expand our day-to-day knowledge and look for a larger perspective.

For the next six months, ask yourself: What philosophies most resonate with me? What life perspectives are no longer serving me? What stories have I been telling myself about life? What universal truths feel immediately in alignment with my direct experience of life right now?

Lots to consider with this Eclipse chart…

This New Moon/Solar Eclipse will conjunct Mercury, quincunx Uranus in Taurus, sextile Saturn in Aquarius, and trine Chiron in Aries. Neptune in Pisces is exalted at the time of the Eclipse, and it squares Mercury in Sagittarius. Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, currently in Aquarius squares Mars in Scorpio. Venus & Chiron will start to slow down and start their Station phases very soon after the Eclipse becomes exact. More about all that in a moment, but first let’s take a look at the Mercury/Sun/Moon alignment in Sagittarius

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Again, because Eclipses are so powerful, they require a bigger orb than a regular Full or New Moon. I usually use a 5º orb instead of 2º… so since this Solar Eclipse takes place in 12.5 degrees of Sagittarius:

Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 7-18 degrees of Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, or Pisces? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

Setting Intentions for a Solar Eclipse is a little different from the regular monthly New Moon process — after all, we are setting them for the whole 6-month Eclipse cycle, rather than just the next 28 days.

Solar Eclipse Intentions are best done 48 hours after the Eclipse becomes exact. We are downloading new templates at the time of an Eclipse, and the energies are quite intense, so we want to wait until it all settles down a little before setting our intentions — we also definitely do not want to do this during a Moon void of course.

Given all this, there are two best and most potent times to set your Intentions for this Solar Eclipse:

The first one lasts 21 hours, between 2:43am and 11:42pm on Monday (Dec. 6th), and the second one lasts for almost 20 hours, between 6:49am on Tuesday (Dec. 7th) and 2:43am on Wednesday (Dec. 8th) — (in US Eastern Time — i.e. the New York time zone).

Set powerful intentions — again, they cover the next six months — and if possible, align them with the Sagittarian energy! 

If you live in a timezone other than EST (US East Coast-time), and converting time zones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook Fan-page and/or following me on Twitter, as I post reminders when it’s time to set your intentions 😉

For more details on how to set Intentions, click here.

Powerful Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Taurus — the article

On November 19th, at 3:57am EST, the Moon opposes the Sun (in 27 degrees of Taurus/Scorpio). This powerful Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse. Every six months, the Sun, Moon, & Earth align precisely enough for Solar and Lunar Eclipses to occur, generally (though not always) in pairs of one Lunar and one Solar Eclipse. 

This particular Lunar Eclipse is the first of two Eclipses within a two-week period; it offers an opportunity for a deeper, more authentic connection with ourselves and others.

During a Lunar Eclipse, the Full Moon slowly dims as it passes through the Earth’s shadow, stimulating our emotional body and increasing our awareness of unconscious patterns and fears. If you’d like to learn more, and as a Member of my online community, click here to watch my Lunar Eclipse video.

Eclipses are always powerfully connected to the Moon Nodes and thus to our Soul’s Journey (both collectively and individually). All Eclipses transmit new energetic codes and transformative downloads, symbolized by the signs involved, in this case: The Moon is in steady, peaceful Taurus, while the Sun is in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio.

The more receptive we are to these transformative downloads, the more quickly and easily we can integrate them; time in nature, meditation, art, and spiritual endeavors support this integration process and help us better attune to these evolutionary upgrades.

Relationships of all kinds are highlighted during this time — but with this powerful Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse, there is a particularly strong emphasis both on self-value and on intimate relationships. Full Moons also illuminate the truth and consequences of our choices.

We become aware of what has been suppressed or ignored — or, this being a North Node Eclipse, what needs to be embraced, integrated, and explored — in regards to the Taurus energy.

It’s been 19 years since we experienced a Lunar Eclipse in this degree of Taurus. Think back to Nov. 19th, 2002: What did I need to integrate back then? What became more clear at that time, in regards to exploring my talents? What about my self-worth? Was I able to see my value? What about my relationship to money? To my physical reality? My Body? My ability to receive pleasure? To experience peace? Where do I need to take this to the next level?

We will also address the upcoming Eclipses in our next Forecasting Forum on Nov. 19th, the day of the Lunar Eclipse! Feel free to join us, if you would like to know how these powerful Lunations will impact you personally.

There is currently an Early Bird Special that is available until Nov. 16th! So feel free to take advantage of that, unless you are already a Star Member — you guys are automatically registered and will receive an email to join us live — it goes out the day before the live event, and the mp4-video recording is released within the 24 hours following the live event.

That’s it for announcements and logistics, back to the Full Moon…

Lots of planets are involved in this powerful Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse chart — two T-Squares, both of them with the Focus Point in Aquarius, and the empty leg in Leo. The ruler of Taurus (Venus) and the ruler of Scorpio (Pluto) are both in Capricorn at the time of this Lunation, making this sign an important place to look for how this Eclipse plays out in our lives. More about the specifics in regards to all of this in a moment….

The Moon Nodes are usually in the same sign as an Eclipse, but there are exceptions — those times where the Moon Nodes have not yet moved into the new polarity, but the Full Moon (or New Moon) is within 15 degrees of the transiting Moon Nodes, and therefore close enough to the Lunation to create an Eclipse effect.

This Full Moon is the first Lunar Eclipse in the Taurus-Scorpio polarity, and therefore provides a preview of what we can expect when the Moon Nodes start their journey through Taurus/Scorpio  –– a process which unfolds between Jan. 18th, 2022 and July 17th, 2023.

This constitutes a new collective Soul’s Journey, one that puts an emphasis on…

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Because Eclipses are so powerful, they require a bigger orb than a regular Full or New Moon. I usually use a 5º orb instead of 2º… so since this Lunar Eclipse takes place in 27 degrees of Taurus:

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 22-29 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius, or 0-2 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, or Pisces? If so, you are more affected by this month’s powerful Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

New Moon in Scorpio – the article

On Nov. 4th at 5:15pm EDT, the Moon aligns with the Sun in 12.5 degrees of Scorpio, beginning a new Moon cycle.

With the New Moon in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio it brings our focus to our intimate relationships, and deepest emotional desires and fears; if you’d like to learn more about this Lunation, check out my video on the subject 🙂

This New Moon is also the start of Eclipse season — which lasts until Jan. 2nd, 2022. My next Full Moon video will already be about the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus (the first of two Eclipses taking place within the next 4.5 weeks).

Eclipses are times of uncertainty, Uranian in nature, so anything could happen between now and January 2nd. It is important to remember that Eclipses open a door to the next level of our Soul’s evolution.

As best as you can, stay both grounded and flexible — and don’t jump the gun for the next 8.5 weeks — if you feel compelled to do something, do your best to simply observe the urge. The exception would be something that just happens organically, but if you are ambivalent about a possible action, better to hold off until Eclipse Season ends on January 2nd.

Eclipses bring major endings and beginnings. As best you can, trust that whatever is leaving is making space for something better — the more willing we are to change, the easier it will be.

That said, projects and interactions that got underway prior to Eclipse season (i.e. before Nov. 4th) are another matter — don’t stop your life just because it is Eclipse season 😉

I will also talk about the upcoming two Eclipses in more detail in my next Forecasting Forum. If you want to know how these powerful Lunations are going to impact you personally, feel free to join us — we will apply what’s coming up to our own birth charts. The Forum is on Nov. 19th at 2pm EST (the day of the Lunar Eclipse) — for more info, click here. 

Also available for purchase as an mp4-video presentation, after Nov. 19th, on my Webinar-page.

Please note that registration to the Forum also includes access to the next Members Lunar Eclipse video and a recording of the live-event 😉 AND, there is an Early Bird Special that will be available until Nov. 16th at midnight EST!

A couple of things to note in this New Moon chart: we have an exact opposition to Uranus in Taurus, the planet associated with breakdowns, breakthroughs, sudden change, freedom and innovation.

We have a T-Square with Saturn in Aquarius as the Focus Point; Venus in Sagittarius will be in an exalted degree at the time of the New Moon; and Mercury (the ruler of the current North Node) is yet again highly aspected by many of the other planets in this New Moon chart, including Pluto (the ruler of Scorpio). More about all of that in a moment, but first let’s talk about the Scorpio energies…

Scorpio is the second water sign of the zodiac, so it relates not only to the depths of our own psyche, but also to the ecstasies and traumas of relationships. Scorpio is also the sign most associated with…

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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 10-15 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle. Intentions are best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact — and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase. 

So this month, the best time to set intentions would be any time between 5:15pm (Nov. 4th) and 12:10pm on Nov. 5th; then again from 8:52pm (Nov. 5th) until 5:15pm on Nov. 6th — New York Time/US Eastern Time (please keep in mind that Europe and the UK do no longer have Daylight Savings Time, therefore the time difference is an hour less than usual at the time of the New Moon)

If you live in a timezone other than EDT (US East Coast-time), feel free to join my Facebook Fan-page or follow me on twitter. I will be posting reminders on Nov. 4th, 5th and 6th, to let you know when it is the most potent time to set your intentions. 

For more info on how to set your New Moon Intentions click here.

Full Moon in Aries – the article

On Wednesday Oct. 20th, at 10:57am EDT, the Sun opposes the Moon in 27.5 degrees of AriesThe Moon in pioneering, fast-paced Aries makes an opposition to the Sun in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra. 

Generally, a Full Moon brings our attention to our “emotional body”, increasing our awareness of what has been suppressed or ignored. This is especially true for this particular Full Moon — for much of this month, we are invited to direct our attention toward deeper self-care and more authentic connections to our emotional bodies. If you are a site Member, you may also want to watch my video on the subject.

We also have three exalted planets in this Full Moon chart: Pluto, Jupiter & Mercury. All three of them ended their various Retrograde phases just recently, and are still moving quite slowly trying to get up to their “regular” speed — so we can feel their energies stronger than usual.

The Aries/Libra polarity directs our awareness to the roles we identify with in our various one-on-one relationships — and this Full Moon is thus a call to take action on those roles.

In particular, it brings the focus to “independence”, so ask yourself: Where do I need to be more assertive? More accommodating? Less? Where have I been too independent? Too dependent? What roles or contracts need to be revisited? Or perhaps simply accepted for what they are?

This also involves the balance of feminine and masculine energies within ourselves, our relationships, and our world. Ask: Where have these energies gone out of balance? What happens when there is too much masculine? Too much feminine?

The higher vibrations of Aries include: courage and strength, openness towards the new, directness, assertiveness, and a healthy sense of identity.

The higher vibrations of Libra include: the ability to collaborate and connect on equal footing, and  achieve balanced or fair outcomes; our capacity for objectivity, dialogue and diplomacy, cooperation and composure.

Every Full Moon illuminates the shadow side of each sign as well. The “denser/lower” vibrations of Aries can be…

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All of this is especially true for those of us with personal planets or points in 25-29 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, or 0 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius. Personal planets are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars; personal points are the Ascendent or MC (aka Career point).

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