July Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse

According to Jamie Partridge, next week’s full moon, that is also a partial lunar eclipse, has the potential to be rather harsh by revealing deeply buried memories and psychological trauma, as well as exposing “dirty laundry”, power struggles, abuse of power, manipulation, jealousy, and lies. Save for locking yourself away until these cosmic energies pass, it is a positive side to this.

Being at 24 degrees Capricorn, the full moon lunar eclipse combination is powerful and confrontational due to its close conjunction to Pluto. Intense emotional reactions, compulsive behavior, and power struggles are likely to result in a crisis. But there is more …

The lunar eclipse is also squared with the dwarf planet Eris, named after the Greek goddess of strife and discord. Eris is a powerful warrior female force who challenges patriarchal authority, in particular dominant miss-deeds and acts of misuse of power, especially about male dominance over, or exploitation of, women. Eris discloses and exposes clandestine affairs, or simply what lies hidden behind innocent but naïve assumptions about reality. She opens our eyes to what is covered by lies, often revealing something deceitful, shameful, ugly, or simply what is unacceptable behavior, often driven from greed or inflated pride.

It is important to remember that a lunar eclipse focuses attention on our emotions, intimate relationships, and your home and family. Take an impartial and balanced look at close relationships. This is because you will be in touch with your own needs and intentions, you will clearly see any relationship imbalances causing disharmony.

The Moon conjunct Pluto brings such deep feelings that they can overwhelm you. A personal interaction or event may trigger a memory or emotion buried deeply in your subconscious. You might even become obsessed about your feelings and have trouble focusing on anything else. Dreams, visions, psychic impressions or intuitive insights may have a profound influence on your mood.

Your intuition may be correct but could obscure your rational thought processes and conscious judgment skills. In relationships, you may have to deal with controlling and manipulative behaviors like jealousy, guilt-tripping, threats, intimidation, violence or self-harm. Transcend your own challenging emotions and behaviors through meditation, self-analysis, or other technique to understand your feelings.

Avoid being overly assertive, egotistic, or resistant to change. Challenges are more likely if you stubbornly resist change, or have engaged in some habit that is destructive to yourself or others. Even though you may experience a bruised ego, there is also great potential for positives if you are open to change.

The lunar eclipse on 16 July 2019 will be visible over most of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and most of South America.

To read more about next week’s full moon and partial lunar eclipse, visit Astrology King where the full article can be found.

Astrology of July 2019 – Eclipse Season (Astrobutterfly)

Are you ready for July? I’m not going to lie – July 2019 is perhaps the most challenging month of the year. We have two eclipses, several tense oppositions in Cancer-Capricorn, and Mercury Retrograde conjunct Mars for two weeks! 

When astrologers say “Don’t do this now…“, “Don’t make any decision at the Eclipse“, “Don’t sign contracts when Mercury is retrograde”, “Don’t fight with your spouse when Mercury is conjunct Mars…”, etc – they are missing the point. It is exactly when we have eclipses, oppositions, and retrogrades that we DO have to do stuff. That’s the whole point of challenging aspects, to DO stuff, NOT to not do stuff. 

An eclipse, an opposition or a square is a time of action – by definition. You can wait a lifetime and chase your trine transits and you’ll notice that nothing happens anyway – because things happen when we have tense aspects, such as squares and oppositions or when eclipses hit your chart. 

A planet is more active when retrograde (because it is at its closest to the Earth) so you can’t ignore its energy even if you try. Yes, you may have to redo stuff when Mercury is retrograde. Yes, some things might get delayed. But that’s what Mercury retrograde is here for. To push us to deal with stuff we didn’t deal with when Mercury was direct. 

If you try to avoid the energy of a planet or aspect, things only get worse (not better). When we refuse to work with the energy of a planet, we either deny it or project it onto other people. And this is exactly when the planet ends up overpowering us. But when we invite it, work with it, this is when we get the best out of it. You’re better off if you swim with the current – rather than against it. 

2 July – Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer

July starts with a BANG. On 2 July 2019 we have a Solar Eclipse at 10° Cancer. This is a Total Eclipse, meaning it’s more powerful than a regular eclipse, and it is a North Node eclipse – meaning it’s about embracing the new (rather than dealing with the old).

Have a look to see if you have a personal planet or angle around 10° Cancer or 10° Capricorn. If you do, then this Eclipse will be very important for you and will bring new things into your life.

3 July – Venus enters Cancer

On 3 July 2019 Venus enters Cancer. Venus is what we value. Cancer is the sign of home, family, nurturing, comfort and security. In the coming weeks, these themes will become more important. Venus is also the planet of relationships, so Venus’ transit in Cancer is a good time to get closer to your partner and re-establish that sense of trust and intimacy.

8 July – Mercury goes Retrograde and Conjuncts Mars 

On 8 July 2019 Mars is conjunct Mercury, and then a few hours later, Mercury goes retrograde. What is interesting is that this time it is Mars applying to Mercury. Usually, Mercury is applying to Mars, because Mercury moves much faster than Mars. But because Mercury is now stationary, Mars takes him over.

If we normally think (Mercury) before we act (Mars), this time around, we will act (Mars) before we think (Mercury). And as a result of this action, we will decide to go back (Mercury goes retrograde) and make some changes. Confusing? There is much more to this story. Everything will become clear two months later, around September 3rd, when Mercury will finally apply to Mars.

9 July – Chiron goes Retrograde

On 9 July Chiron goes retrograde at 5° Aries. Chiron is where we feel broken and inadequate. Now that Chiron is in Aries, these feelings of brokenness and inadequacy are about the very foundation of who we are (Aries is the sign of identity). Basically, with Chiron in Aries, we feel that something is wrong with us.

But these feelings are a symptom of a healing crisis. Healing is about to come, but for that to happen, we have to feel the pain first. If we stuff it down, it doesn’t go away, it just “works” in the background, and becomes even more problematic. If you want to heal, there is no other way around. You have to face the pain. When Chiron goes retrograde, this search for integration moves inwards. When Chiron is direct we look for answers outside. When Chiron is retrograde, we look for answers inside. 

9 July – Sun conjunct North Node and Opposite Saturn and South Node 

On 9 July 2019 Sun is conjunct the North Node. North Node is our soul purpose, what we aim for in this lifetime. The Sun and the North Node are now in Cancer. No matter what your sign is, there is a part of you who is Cancer. There is a part of you who needs roots, who needs a place to call home, who needs to nurture and be nurtured.

However, Sun and the North Node are exactly opposite Saturn – now at 17° Capricorn, which is of course, also conjunct the South Node of the past (the North Node and the South Node are always opposite each other).

The pull to stay where we are is stronger than ever. Saturn is a very stable, solid, material planet. If you have a bad habit, something you want to get rid of, don’t fight it. Make friends with it. Thank it for what it has given you. And then let it go by itself.  

11 July – Mars square Uranus

On 11 July 2019 Mars (at 6° Leo) is square Uranus (at 6° Taurus). Mars-Uranus squares are very unpredictable. Mars is the planet of action, and Uranus is the planet of change and unpredictability. With Uranus, you never know what you’re going to get.

Mars square Uranus means that our actions (or other people’s actions) will take us by surprise. Mars and Uranus are in fixed signs, so we will resist change until the very last minute. Until we will eventually blow off, just like a volcano. Because Uranus aspects are almost impossible to predict – or to prevent – the best course of action is to reflect AFTER the event has happened.

At some level – whether you were aware of it or not – you were not happy with that specific situation. Something had to happen. What needs to change – about yourself, or about your life, so you can live more authentically? 

14 July – Sun opposite Pluto 

On 14 July 2019 Sun in Cancer is opposite Pluto, now at 21° Capricorn. The Sun is our identity, our center of gravity, it’s who we are. Pluto is the planet of power and the insurmountable forces of nature. Tense Sun-Pluto aspects always bring power struggles and ego wars. There is something you want to prove – to the world, or to yourself, and you will not take no for an answer.

Sun opposite Pluto ultimately brings the opportunity to expand your identity. You are much more than you think you are.  

16 July – Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn

On 16 July 2019 we have the second eclipse of the month. This time we have a South Node Lunar Eclipse at 16° Capricorn. If North Node Eclipses are about embracing the new, South Node Eclipses are about releasing the old. “Releasing” doesn’t mean we have to get rid of something. Perhaps you have a hidden talent, but you’re not aware of it. A South Node Eclipse will bring it to the surface. ‘Releasing’ means that something is now ripe. All our work has bear fruits and now we have the ‘outcome’. 

That’s why South Node Eclipses are associated with karma. Indeed, what goes around, comes around, and a South Node Eclipse is just that – a time of adjustment and reconciliation. 

19 July – Mercury retrograde re-enters Cancer

Mercury Retrograde is about RE. Re-doing, re-searching, re-viewing, re-examining, re-inventing, re-thinking, re-scheduling, anything that starts with RE. RE means you need to pay closer attention to something. When Mercury retrograde changes signs, its modus operandi changes. The “look at me” Leo vibe changes. Mercury in Cancer is not anymore about getting validation from others, but about coming to terms with its own identity. Mercury retrograde in Cancer is an invitation to retreat into your shell and look for answers within. 

21 July – Venus opposite Pluto

On 21 July 2019 Venus (at 21° Cancer) is opposite Pluto (at 21° Capricorn). This is a “femme fatale” aspect. Cancer and Capricorn are feminine sings. Venus is the planet of love and values. Pluto is the planet of power.

When Venus is opposite Pluto we can completely lose our head. Venus follows her heart, not her head. But Pluto says “I don’t care what you want, there is a larger perspective and the world will not change to accommodate your wishes and desires”.

Venus opposite Pluto will show the tension between what we want and what is possible. You can either accept that you can’t have everything you want, or you can choose to fight even more for what you want. 

21 July – Mercury conjunct Sun

Mercury is retrograde and is conjunct the Sun. This means that we are about to begin one of the three yearly Mercury cycles. The Sun-Mercury conjunction takes place at 28° Cancer – so if you have a planet or an angle around there, make sure you take this opportunity to start something new. You don’t have any planets there? Then find the house in your natal chart where the transit takes place. 

29 July – Sun square Uranus 

Sun (at 6° Leo) is square Uranus (at 6° Taurus) on 29 July 2019. Sun is the planet of identity and Uranus is the planet of sudden change. When our lives turn upside down, the last thing to change is OURSELVES.

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June Full Moon Meditation and Ceremony

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As the date for the June Full Moon will coincide with the Monday Night Meditation and Mantra Circle on Monday, 17 June 2019, it has been decided to combine these two and host a special FULL MOON MEDITATION AND CEREMONY.

Marina from DarkStar Astrology advises that “This is an extremely sensitive zone of the zodiac for at night it teems with slithering serpents, dragons and scorpions stingers.  The moon here makes it quite a treacherous labyrinth to navigate, and one where you will have to be good at feeling your way through the dark!  What it really comes down to is being able to trust the universe enough to hope it takes you to where you need to be. In some ways, it can actually be an advantage not to be able to see the scary creatures dangling between the dimensions.”  Interesting stuff.  Sounds like it is time to go some serious letting go!!

You are invited to join us on 17 June 2019 as we gather together in a sacred space to create ceremony and discover how best to navigate these upcoming lunar energies.  Through the process of meditation, we will seek clarity and guidance for the coming lunar cycle as well as give thanks to the gifts and insights provided during the previous cycle.

A healing circle will also take place where energy is raised and directed to those in need.

Bookings are essential as there will be strictly limited places available.  It will costs only $12 to attend this FULL MOON MEDITATION AND CEREMONY and bookings can be made through Paypal.

Full Moon 19 April 2019 – Pride Comes Before a Fall

The full moon on Friday, 19 April 2019 at 29° Libra is opposite Uranus. This means your need for change, excitement or freedom could make you restless and impulsive. Unexpected events and unpredictable behavior could add much tension to close relationships.

A full moon occurs when the sun is opposite the moon. This highlights opposing forces or polarities in your life such as your work versus home, or what you need versus what you want. Inner tension and external pressures can lead to personal conflict and crises that drain your energy. Your home, family and intimate relationships comes into sharper focus following a full moon.

The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon. Use you increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.

The strongest influence on a full moon is always sun opposite moon which brings relationship into focus. The next strongest influence on this upcoming full moon is Uranus. Sun conjunct Uranus puts the focus on your need for change, excitement and independence. It brings excitement, unexpected change and freedom. You should feel a strong urge to break free from routine, doing something totally different from your normal activities. But with Moon opposite Uranus, unexpected changes and upsetting disruptions could bring restlessness and nervous tension.

Flexible and open-mindedness will increase the likelihood of more pleasant surprises and thrilling experiences. But if this impulsive energy affects your ego, you could take unnecessary risks or rebel against authority. Aggressive reaction and conflict may follow, with danger to yourself and your reputation.

Moon opposite Uranus can cause emotional upsets and relationship turmoil. Impulsive reactions and emotionally based decisions could turn a minor drama into total chaos. So take extra care when making important decisions, especially about relationships.

A strong need for independence can also be a strongly disruptive force. Unexpected events, mood swings or emotional detachment can put a lot of strain on your home and family as well as intimate relationships.

The full moon quincunx Venus increases your need for love and affection but also increases relationship tension, especially involving women. Tension rises because of an imbalance involving emotional support and love. The amount of loved received is not the same as the amount given.

Seeking satisfaction elsewhere would involve secrecy and the risk of being caught. Emotional comfort may even be sought in sweet food or drugs. Even if you don’t have any problems with others, you could still experience an internal imbalance involving self-love and self-image.

Karmic imbalances may be related to a family member, possibly your mother. Addressing unresolved issues from this relationship is the key to resolving other challenging imbalances in your life. An interfering or overly possessive mother is one challenge you may have to face. Infidelity, addiction or health issues are other possible sources of relationship tension that you may need to deal with.

Asteroid Hybris conjunct the full moon warns against foolish pride, overconfidence and arrogance. Keep this in mind if your ego begins to get carried away by Uranus excitement and impulsiveness. “Pride comes before a fall.”

The April 2019 full moon also highlights relationship imbalances involving emotional support and love. Asteroid Hybris conjunct the full moon calls for compassion and humility to replace overconfidence and arrogance.

A full moon has a relationship to the previous new moon. The goals you made during the new moon on 5 April can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time. You can make emotional adjustments in response to those new goals. The April full moon lasts for two weeks up to the new moon on 4 May 2019.

Source:
Astrology King

April Full Moon calls for Truth, Choice and Action

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This month appears to be rather interesting with many cosmic ups and downs, twists and turns, eccentric insights, and changes and reversals that will definitely keep you on your toes. The themes of Truth, Choice and Action create a channel for transformation that is much like the birth canal. The only way out is by going through it and there is no going back.

:: Truth comes as an inner knowing not yet defined.
:: Choice is the emotional commitment that needs no explanation or reason.
:: Action is the disciplined follow-through that anchors a new path.

We often think of truth as something connected to our thoughts and intellect, something we can define and explain, but truth in this context is a fuller knowing and more of an insight that does not yet have a mental definition. Truth will come from an intuitive reaction that precedes understanding and will have to be trusted as authentic. This is challenging as truth is very personal and your truth will not be everyone’s experience.

It is important to claim your own truth at the same time allowing others to claim theirs without judgment.

The monkey wrench in all of this is the deceptive quality or the artisan creative energy we have as an underlying theme for the year. This energy supports possibilities for manipulating ‘truth’ to feed the ego and the desires of the false personality.

If your truth is not coming from a place of neutrality and essence but rather from a place of motivation by one of the seven obstacles (Greed, Self–Destruction, Arrogance, Self-Deprecation, Impatience, Martyrdom, Stubbornness) then you are vulnerable to some deception. You will also need to watch for others throwing their ‘truth’ at you that is clearly motivated by ego and full of self-deception.

Any truth that seems to have a neat little definition and explanation is probably compromised by machinations of the false personality.

Watch for projection as a high probability this month and set some good boundaries against taking anything personally that comes at you from others. This goes for your personal behavior as well. Claim your truth but don’t project it onto others. Make sure your truth is motivated by essence and not your false personality.

Choice will follow an insight or inner knowing as the commitment of the heart to make a change or to proceed in a certain direction. This is also an intuitive process that requires trust in your personal truth that is driving the choice.

Action is what follows as the confirmation of your choice. If your truth is an insight that a relationship is not right for you, and the choice is to make a change, then the action step is to physically complete the ending of that relationship. There is a saying, ‘talk is cheap’ and actions speak louder than words. So, you will need to step it up this month and be disciplined about following through with your choices and decisions.

If you don’t follow through with action because of fear, doubt, ambivalence, or worry about what others may think, you may get lost in the limbo place of not being able to move forward.

Source: Lena Stevens

Mercury Retrograde March 2019 ~ Wings Of Wisdom (Marina)

We have a Mercury retrograde from 6 to 29 March 2019 in Pisces.
Generally though, the traditional advice with Mercury retrograde is “Don’t travel, Don’t sign contracts. Don’t marry. Don’t touch electrics!” However, the whole Mercury retrograde cycle actually lasts eight weeks and happens three times, sometimes even four times in a year! That’s a long time to hide under the duvet and a real waste of a truly magical time. Mercury generally zips between two worlds, or rather, the two hemispheres of our brain.

Effects of a Lunar Eclipse (Tanaaz)

A total lunar eclipse happens when the earth’s shadow falls directly over the full moon. For a brief period, the moon disappears and the night turns dark. In ancient times, it was believed that this darkness was a sign of great change and a bad omen for what was to come. These beliefs have created superstitions around lunar eclipses, some of which are still observed today, most of them seem to stem from the fact that the dark night and shadow on the moon brings an ominous feeling.

Dark Moons and New Moons

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There is often confusion between “Dark Moon” and “New Moon”, with the phrases often being used interchangeably, even on calendars. Yet, as each moon has its own unique energies, understanding the lunar cycle properly can be crucial to the timing of ritual work that focuses on drawing upon those energetic qualities.

February- Month of Renewal

Following on from the Full Moon lunar eclipse that was witnessed at the end of January, this coming week, we will experience a partial solar eclipse.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, obscuring view of the sun from our vantage point here on earth.  With this event being  “partial” eclipse, this means that the sun will only be obscured partially.

Although this eclipse probably will not be able to be visible from Adelaide (we will have to wait until July before we can witness a partial solar eclipse), it will be visible in southern South America, in particular Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay, and even in Antarctica.  This does not mean however that its energies will not effect us, because they will, regardless of whether we can witness the event or not.

So what does this partial solar eclipse mean energetic wise?

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A New Year and Many New Moons

As I write this, we are already a fortnight in of this new year, which, in esoteric numerology equates to not only a “2” year, but a Master year of “11/2”.

“2” is the number of cooperation, sensitivity towards others, association and balance.  Master numbers relate to an additional potency in energy allowing for a higher achievement of the base number, which is considered to be achieved only through the action of higher service, ie for the benefit of mankind.  With this  in mind, “11” relates to the power of “1” but on a higher vibrational (or spiritual) level, ie, inspiration, illumination, and revelation.

2018 is described as the year to be “patiently open to receive”, where, according to the Astrology Club, opportunities will present themselves to us where we will be “invited to work with our passion and sense of belonging particularly as these qualities spring from our urge to create”.  Throughout the coming year we will be shown the way in which we are to channel this energy, at all times, however, we need to keep in mind to utilise these openings in ways that will enable us to actually contribute to the better world that we yearn to see.

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