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We have a beautiful New Moon in Virgo today. This time, as with all new moons, is a time of renewal and making the changes and paving the way ahead with a clean slate. With the energies of Virgo we are asked to maybe look at our diet, get in touch with where it is we may need to make changes to lead a healthier and live a more wholesome lifestyle. Perhaps it is a reminder to be of service and make a difference to someone’s life if they are suffering and it could be something as simple as ‘paying forward’ on a cup of coffee or making a meal for someone who is not well etc.. Virgo is the ‘purist’ and the messages here are really about taking a humble look at where it is we can tidy up our lives and really implement those self care practices. Get motivated with that new fitness and meal plan that has been on your mind but have perhaps lacked the motivation to get started. This New Moon in Virgo is also speaking harmoniously to Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. What a powerhouse of support these two planets in these signs give to this moon phase. It will just add the glue to whatever you decide to change and give your focus to as Jupiter expands and gives great luck and positivity and Pluto is the powerful transformer ensuring that what your new mantra or lifestyle changes are, will be set in concrete and implemented with passion and determination. Take advantage of this wonderful time as the New Moon in Virgo aims to improve and pave the way to a much healthier and refined way of lifestyle for us all. All done with humility and a practical style which is one of Virgo’s most admirable traits. Best wishes for this lovely New Moon in Virgo.
SUN – 4 DEGREES LEO, MOON 4 DEGREES AQUARIUS – TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
Well, a full ‘blood red’ moon and total solar eclipse in Aquarius has just taken place and will continue to beam this energy for at least six months or more. It attracted a lot of attention with it’s spectacular colour and vibrancy. This eclipse is very close to the Sth Node of the Moon which makes it very powerful indeed.
This is a real polarity between the heart and the head. With the Sun in Leo the energy is always heartfelt and fiery in it’s essence. The Moon in the air sign of Aquarius is cooling to the emotions and is about the ‘bigger picture’ so can be a little detached. The mode here is also fixed as both signs are in this mode, so could also bring about some stubborn and staunch attitudes to deal with. On the positive it is good for commitment and finishing off those projects we may have been working on. With an eclipse on the Sth Node of the Moon it is more about releasing and letting go, which is always what the Full Moon is expressing as well. The planet Mars is right on the Sth Node and opposing the Sun during this eclipse as well so really adds to the strength of the feelings around this time. Mars is asking us where our passions lie, and making a hard square to Uranus (planet of change) it can be the spark we need to trigger a change or get the ball rolling in some areas of our lives that we’ve been needing to shake up and get moving on. Of course we must also be aware that Mars can be a bit combative and Uranus loves to disrupt so be mindful of the trouble this can cause in our relationships, as we are ripe for those triggers if we are operating in an unconscious manner.
We are also in Retrograde season as well. Mercury has just begun his retrograde journey through Leo and will stay there until 19th August and will come out of shadow around 2nd September. So remember to double check plans, computer back ups, appointments and all those sorts of things that tend to go awry during this time. Always a great time to revise our plans and catch up with those tasks we’ve been pushing to one side. Communication can be confusing so be very careful with how you say things and don’t rely on text messages etc, as things can be easily misunderstood.
Mars started his Retrograde phase on 26th June and finishes on 12th Augustand comes out of shadow around 8th October. This is a time whereby his normally assertive and feisty energy is turned inward, and the usual benefits of that outward and pioneering attitude may not have the expected and desired results. It can feel very frustrating. He is also sitting right on the Sth Node of the Moon so it magnifies the need to release or let go of outmoded attitudes. So as I’ve already mentioned, when Mars and Uranus are at a square (or challenging) angle to each other, it can set the stage for some very combustable and unexpected outbursts and quite negative expressions of anger and frustration. Uranus is slowing down in preparation for his Retrograde phase also. Starting 7th August and finishing up on 1st Jan 2019. Uranus is in the earthy sign of Taurus currently and will be there until April 2026! It is said to be in its ‘fall’ in the sign of Taurus as the energies are quite mis-matched. Uranus is future orientated and electric in it’s style and Taurus prefers the slow and quiet life and isn’t very comfortable with this electric energy firing up the engine. Unfortunately it may support the already ugly face of right wing politics. Since March 2011, Uranus has been transiting through individualistic Aries, igniting radical activism. During this era, we saw the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, the Black Lives Matter movement—plus Marriage Equality and the Women’s March. In renegade Aries spirit, the people have raised their voices in the name of inclusion and human rights. On the hotheaded flip side, this cycle also stirred a few frightening fringe uprisings, including violent “alt-right” rallies, ISIS and a spike in post-election hate crimes.
The worst manifestations of Uranus in Taurus can be bigotry, stubbornness and warmongering. Adolf Hitler, a Taurus, seized power just as Uranus was ending its last transit of Aries, and retained his dictatorial grip through the 1930s, while Uranus was in Taurus. Mussolini also came into power during this last Uranus in Taurus transit, spreading fascism. As we enter the same cycle 84 years later, extreme right-wing candidates are once again on the rise, spinning propaganda through social media, slanted news outlets, populist rallies and cyber hacking.Hopefully, we will learn from history and not underestimate the “fringe” groups’ ability to organise and gain critical mass.
We also have a positive planetary placement between Uranus and Saturn both sitting at 2 degrees of earth signs so speaking very harmoniously to each other. Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in it’s own sign of Capricorn is a great leveller in amongst all of this. The universe does lend us a hand in these trying times. This is a great opportunity to take what you’re dreaming about and give it legs and make it materialise with some effort. They are very karmic in nature these two planets so work well together.
Uranus gives us the lessons of healthy detachment and Mars talks about our personal power. With both planets operating under a retrograde influence, their lessons will be strong and testing at times. Uranus retrograde favours activities that require bursts of inventive and intuitive energy. It favours psychological counselling connected with freedom urges and disconnected patterns of relating. Mars squaring off here challenges these concepts and will attempt to thwart the positive direction of forward thinking Uranus and brings about some destructive rather than constructive energies. There is duality here so with Mars in Aquarius also opposing the Sun in Leo and sitting right next to the Sth Node, there is a tug-of-war between the heart and the head, which may override our integrated awareness. This is about clearing, completion and releasing. Being around nature and going within to check on how you may be reacting to the events around you will be very helpful and healing. Be aware of what is triggering you during this time. It will be very illuminating.
As with all full moons and particularly with this most powerful eclipse, grow in awareness, move forward with fresh insights that help you blossom and become the revised and better version of yourself. Release the old outmoded and often unhealthy habits and step up to the challenges, be in your own power and remember the self care practices to help you enjoy this journey.
Welcome to this Super Full Moon and Eclipse at 11 degrees of Leo.
SYDNEY Feb 1st 12.26am
LONDON Jan 31st 1.26pm
NYC Jan 31st 8.26am
We are experiencing a very special event – the Full Moon in Leo, which rules the heart-space. The Sun rules the sign of Leo as well. The heart is being understood more than ever right now for being far more powerful than ever realised. The electromagnetic energy it gives off is stronger than our brain and is responsible for much of our reason for living in more ways than one.
The Full Moon is about validation and culmination from the last eclipse in August 2017 so we may find some resonance at this time. These eclipses move the energies along. We also now have Venus in Aquarius very close to the Sun. We have moved out of the heavy Capricorn energy of the past month so may find we are having some realisations and epiphanies about who we really are and what it most important for our personal growth. Venus opposing the moon right now sparks awareness of our emotions and intelligence and seeks to acclaim a more authentic ownership of our inner being as opposed to ‘herd mentality.’ Be aware of your ‘downloads’ and energetic engagements as they come into your psyche.
The planet Mercury (communications and thought) joins the Sun and also heads into Aquarius. So we have the Sun, Mercury and Venus in Aquarius now. We are working with our technology, love it or hate it. The Full Moon at 11 degrees of Leo is about mastery and in particular ‘self mastery’ especially in our relationships. The Eclipse is also conjunct (close to) the asteroid Ceres, so feeling a need for nurturing love, food, the harvest and the environment is a theme. Eclipses are always close to the Moon’s Nodes and the North Node speaks of soul growth and our destiny and women’s issues etc right now. This Eclipse can be seen better this time over Africa, Australia and parts of Asia.
It is the second full moon in the month (except in Australia as it occurs after midnight) however that is due to our calendar. So this is why it is coined a ‘Blue Moon.’ The Super & Blood Red Moon is because of its close proximity to the Earth. The Sth Node is transiting the 11th house of the collective and the Nth Node is in the 5th house of creativity, children, romance, the heart space and is about owning your vision and manifestation ability. Things can also leave your life at this time as well. Friendships change, wishes and goals, love life etc.
It’s important to take the time to ground yourself. We are emptying out and getting back in touch with how we can be better cared for in mid February. How can we do this better for ourselves, and without the anxiety of the past? Tending to our needs is all about parenting ourselves which ultimately helps us to be a more whole person in the long run.
Enjoy this most luscious and fruitful Super Full Moon in Leo!