Today’s Full Moon is in the fire sign Sagittarius, the sign that represents truth, justice and freedom. Developments are likely to raise the important question of what – and who – in your life represents these qualities; and how these manifest in your life. If you feel they are lacking, you may discover how to attain them; or at least how to gain the status quo. A strong sense of belief and faith will also be a part of circumstances. You may wish to uphold your beliefs while seeking the truth and effectively broadening your horizons. This may be via travel; research; spiritual enquiry or even financial opportunity. This Full Moon is doubly ‘Sagittarian’, as it aligns with Jupiter, the planet that rules Sagittarius. When you see a bright light next to the Full Moon this evening, this is Jupiter. Justice, freedom, adventure, free speech, freedom of expression and fair play will be prominent topics in world events. Look at the unprecedented demonstrations in Hong Kong for human rights and the recent investigation of a journalist here in Australia. These are two examples of free speech being expressed and/or put in question. In your own personal life, there may be a need to find out more about the truth and relevance of various circumstances. Jupiter also represent spirituality and religion; you may gain spiritual insight at this time and religious movements are likely to gain influence. Your own personal philosophy is your own belief system. As the Dalai Lama says, ‘it all comes down to kindness and compassion: I believe in compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives’. (May 7, 2019) Where there is doubt, uncertainty, a feeling of loss, delay, haziness or of forgetfulness, this Full Moon suggests that you bring your consciousness back to fair play; to justice; to free speech; to freedom of expression; to liberty; to broadening your horizons and to spirituality: to compassion and kindness. Astrologically, Jupiter is also associated with abundance, and therefore can be seen as a remover of obstacles where necessary. But you must know your facts. Then place your intention to create a beautiful outcome for yourself and others through positive thought and a proactive stance. You may be surprised by the luck that lands in your lap as a result. Happy Full Moon! The Full Moon in Sagittarius is on June 17th at 18h31m AEST. Keep an eye out for Jupiter, only seven degrees from the Moon this evening. Also, Jupiter is square Neptune; and the Saturn-sextile-Neptune aspect is exact tomorrow.
A full moon acts as a punctuation mark in a phase of our lives. Events around this weekend’s full moon, which will be in the intense and charming sign of Scorpio, will ask that you draw on deep, even forgotten or intense energy and memories that demand expression. And, in the process, you will gain wisdom as a new chapter begins. So, where you experience deep feelings such as deep happiness or deep hurt, it’s best to channel these into constructive, productive pursuits. If the feelings you express seem irrational or manifest as outbursts, avoid repressing them or they may arise as tempers and anger. Aim to manage strong or negative emotions through such means as meditation, yoga and physical movement. Scorpio is a sexy sign, so this is a passionate time, too, especially for Scorpios, Taureans, Aquarians and Leos, although all star signs will feel the intensity of this full moon. Key information is likely to come to light at this time and a surprise may arise, especially for Taureans and Scorpios. Whether it’s painful or healing; informative or secretive; illuminating or the opposite, developments this weekend will be a part of a fresh cycle for you to carry forward in the best way you can. This Scorpio full moon will make you aware of your own energy and power. What will you do with your might and power? However, you may realise how lacking in power you are. A power struggle may arise. Be aware that the way you handle it will determine several weeks to come and, if you’re Scorpio, it will determine several months to come. This is the sign of rebirth: the symbol for Scorpio is not only the scorpion, but also the phoenix and the eagle. You can rise from the ashes of past circumstances during the Scorpio Full Moon. It’s your opportunity to discard what no longer serves your higher purpose; and to fly like an eagle whose wind beneath its wings is pure wisdom. The Full Moon is in Scorpio at 7:11am on Sunday, May 19th AEST.
Friday's Libran Full Moon shines a light on the need for peace and balance in your life. This is a rare Full Moon; it is the second consecutive Libra Full Moon in a lunar month. (Generally there is just one Full Moon in each sign each year.) Some call this a Blue Moon and this depends on your definition of one month, be this a calendar month (in which case it is not a Blue Moon); or a lunar month (in which case it is!). Much like the two different categorisations we give to the word ‘month’, the effect of this Full Moon will shine a light on the diversity of meaning and values: and on how these can be perceived differently by different people. You may experience difficulties with meaning and understanding at this time, so the clearer you are with communications, the better for you. This Full Moon could feature a breakthrough concerning what does, and doesn’t have top priority in your life; about what is true, real, relevant, important, mind-expanding – as opposed to what has secondary importance, is a distraction or is even misleading and irrelevant. What’s more, this Full Moon will spotlight events over which you have little or no control…So the question then becomes: how can you establish peace and calm if you have no control over events? This question is the same as the big existential question: how do you approach life when you have no control over death? The answer is the same: you can ‘give in’ to prevailing trends and events and ‘give up’ with life, as you know death is inevitable, or you can inform yourself about how to establish peace and happiness, despite the apparent lack of these qualities in your life or in the world at large. You may discover true pearls of wisdom at the moment; this is certainly an excellent time for meditation and visualisation; to gain insight into key events and people in your life; and to direct your attention to the common good; to the love you experience and the ability you have to be proactively involved in changing your life – and that of others - for the better. There is also a humanitarian aspect in this Full Moon: it is a call to action. Ask where you could help other people more? Where you could limit conflict while still promoting strength and wisdom in peaceful ways? You may be surprised by the avenues that open when you do.
The future – your future – is a malleable thing; it is not set in stone. You have free will, and that means you can make whichever decisions you choose. And depending on these, your life will proceed along many different avenues that are all open to you, should you so wish. For more thoughts on your future and your future predictions, click this link to view the pdf.
This is shaping up to be a sizzler of a month, so your best strategy is to get organised now! Luckily the Aquarian New Moon on the 5th will provide ample opportunity to float some of your ideas in the 'real world'. If you consider some of your ideas are a little 'out there' or even downright bizarre, it's important that you give them a test run if possible in February. Take your ideas and consider their true efficacy: that is, how can they work in real terms. You'll get every opportunity in February to test some of your projects and ideas, and to see how you feel moving forward in practical terms. Just be mindful that you are doing a 'test-run', or your projects are liable to run away with you. February's high-intensity celestial energy will help you with your various ventures, but if you're not careful, you could end up in a flurry of activity that goes in ever-decreasing circles - leading you nowhere fast! So start planning now. Be prepared for a surprise around the 13th - and this could mean all kinds of changes for you mid-month. If St Valentine's Day is a day that means a lot to you, ensure you are open to change, but leave nothing to chance! With both Mercury and Neptune in dreamy Pisces for much of the month, and the Sun in Pisces from the 19th, this is an ideal month for creative and spiritual work. Once again, be aware that you could become easily distracted from your everyday concerns, and caught up in a world of activity - or even make-believe - so ensure you keep your feet on the ground. The Virgo supermoon on the 20th will spotlight where you might benefit from a change in routine to include a healthier approach to physical, mental and emotional health. Keep an eye on the reliability of information towards the end of February; you may discover that what seemed to be 'true' is in fact a subjective opinion, and you may need to re-consider some of your ideas and plans then. Be inspired, but always be prepared to reconsider and re-think plans if they're simply not do-able right now.
There will be two eclipses in January, and these could change your life immeasurably - that is, if you're in the mood for change! If you tend to resist change and find change difficult, prepare to try to be more adaptable, as eclipses have a habit of prising you out of your comfort zone... The partial solar eclipse in the early hours of Sunday morning on January 6th 2019 will be in Capricorn. This eclipse marks a good time to make plans and to strategise over coming weeks. If it’s your birthday on Sunday, watch out for opportunities to make radical changes in your life. Cancerians born early July and, to a slightly lesser degree, Aries and Librans, may similarly be ready to make changes, while we will all be in a position to consider fresh ways to create more stability and security in our lives. Added to the potency of the partial eclipse of the sun by the moon, the Earth is currently at its annular closest approach to the Sun in its elliptical orbit. This may add to a feeling of intensity; one physicist has jokingly named the annual perihelion ‘Supersun’, which I like…in deference to ‘Supermoon’. And also coinciding with the partial solar eclipse on January 6th, will be the end of five-month Uranus retrograde phase, which will be music to the ears to anyone involved in technology (pretty much all of us), and especially to Aquarians and Leos, who may have found some areas of your life seemingly grinding to a halt in previous months...Prepare for things to move forward. So January is a month to stride ahead with bold ideas. This partial solar eclipse on the 6th may dim the light partially in northern Asian countries in the very early hours of Sunday morning but once over, the effect on moods can be refreshing; you may even be brimming with new ideas... I rarely make political comment, but this solar eclipse may mark an important few days and weeks in Australian policy, where public opinion may seemingly ‘eclipse’ some ideas of heads of state. As new policies are put in place, these could cement better relations, both for the people via State politics and for the country internationally – but only if there is a view towards stability as opposed to risk-taking in government policy. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Alaska, China, Korea, Japan and Russia. There will not be another partial solar eclipse until 2022.
November has an important turning point: don’t miss it! The New Moon on November 8th is the most powerful all year. A key time to set intentions for up to two years ahead. Be positive, as the intentions you set now are likely to materialise. At the moment, you have the chance to dive into activities that will lead you to a deeper sense of fulfilment, so take them! The Moon’s North Node steps into Cancer in the early hours of November 7th, signaling a considerable new quality to be aware of over the next eighteen months: the need to be conscious of the importance of your health: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The New Moon on the 8th will be accompanied by Jupiter’s entrance into the sign it rules, Sagittarius, making this the beginning of an optimistic cycle, especially for fire signs, particularly Sagittarius. As Jupiter will also align with (trine) the Moon’s North Node, this is a powerful New Moon in which to set intentions and make great headway forward over the coming year. Any contracts signed around this time promise well moving forward. Mars enters the dreamy sign of Pisces on November 16th, and this will be conducive to creative work, meditation and spiritual endeavours. The upcoming few weeks may be a little dreamy, but if you find yourself prone to forgetfulness and vagueness, don’t be surprised, as Mercury will be retrograde until early December. Added to which, the Mars-Jupiter ‘square’ could make a mountain out of a molehill at this time. The Gemini Full Moon on the 23rd will be opposite Mercury and Jupiter, which will augment the potency of this Full Moon; don’t be surprised if you experience this as the most intense Full Moon all year, especially if you’re have prominent Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces in your birth chart! All month, the forming grand cross between the Moon’s Nodes, Uranus and Venus will ask you to decide what you really desire in life, and how you’re going to go about attaining it. As usual, be careful what you wish for, as it’ll surely come true!
Expect fireworks in October; and these will be of the emotional variety! This is a power-packed month. If you’re spiritually minded, October will include the chance for a spiritual breakthrough - potentially through awakening to a deeper understanding of your own potential; and of the human condition in general. This is a powerful month where you could manifestly move mountains and take great strides ahead, not only in your emotional life, but also work-wise. But you may also be prone to tempers, tantrums and ill-considered decisions – hence the fireworks! The Libran New Moon while Venus is retrograde on the 9th suggests you must stand firm in your convictions; you must be decisive; and you must be ready to move forward despite wishing things to remain the same or on an even keel. Largely because, right now, when change beckons, it will be because what you think is an ‘even keel’ is in fact a stale circumstance, and so the potential for change in this case will actually prod you along into living your life more fully. The key to progress is to inform yourself of all your options (not just some). You may find that, if you can’t get what you want, you will find a way at least to get what you need – to feel satisfied and happy. At the same time, a surprise that seems to take you off-course may in fact open doors. If your life seems disrupted, it is your reaction to these feelings that will dictate your progress. Rest assured, you can make great progress this month, but you must avoid conflict at all costs, especially between the 10th and 20th. The Full Moon on October 25th will align with spiritual awakener Uranus, adding to the potential for surprise, change and spiritual awakening. Expect considerable developments at this time, especially in your love life. You may experience a revelation. Be open and ready to adjust. Above all, during October, go with change rather than against it – with the conscious understanding that you have the power to direct your life the way you wish it to go. As a result, you will find that you’ll enjoy seeing changes take place; changes you’ve been trying to manifest throughout the year, and in October, you’ll see them gradually take effect.