Here you can get nurturing guidance, insight and tips for making the most out our monthly New Moon and Full Moon Lunar Cycles!
Jan. 12th/13th, 2021 - Capricorn New Moon
This Capricorn New Moon has great significance and potentials for setting the stage for all we hope to change, build and manifest throughout this year ahead and way beyond.
Transformation tough guy, Pluto joins this New Moon in Capricorn at the same degree of the powerful Saturn/Pluto conjunction of January 2020. So as we reflect on all that has happened since then, what has been disrupted, destroyed, has died or is ending; we must say goodbye, gathering together our newly discovered ideas, truths, principles, goals, visions, and missions, and begin seeding plans for how to structure, build and manifest a new path forward.
Saturn the ruler of this New Moon, sits just next door in it’s second home sign of Aquarius, with Jupiter and Mercury, and squares Mars and Uranus Rx in Taurus. You could call this grouping a ‘Poesy with a Purpose’ or a ‘Crew with a Cause’. Either way the energy points to how we can set intentions and put plans in place for making great progress, change, innovation and positive advancement through steady, disciplined work individually and in collaboration with other like minds on a similar mission.
This can also be expressed through fighting to hold on to control, power and whatever makes us feel safe and secure in this ever radically changing world around us. This is where Mercury calls in important questioning for us. What change do you want to see in the world? What role do you want to play in being and bringing forth that change?
Venus in Capricorn makes a positive trine to the Mars Uranus conjunction and can support this seeding for building new structures and ways of living that are not just vital and valuable to us as individuals, but can contribute to the bigger picture and help build more sustainable systems that work for everyone.
So for this strong Earth Air lunation, a good approach to take is to begin grounding and seeding what you hope to create and manifest in the next 27 days, 27 months and beyond. Set your intentions, trusting in the unknown divine timing for how it will all come into form, and start laying the foundations that will sustain you along the way and support you when it arrives.
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Dec. 29th, 2020 - Cancer Full Moon
This last Full Moon of the year brings reflection and deep feelings about home, family and our sense of security and belonging. The saying “home is where the heart is” always rings true when Cancer energy is involved. Wherever we call home or wherever we feel most at home is where our hearts can settle, rest and feel safest. And with the Moon in her home sign, there is a “coming home” energy for each of us for this Full Moon.
And with Mercury conjunct the Capricorn Sun, there is an ability to bring some logic to the way we are feeling, so more comforting communication and discussions can be had to work through the emotions of the moment.
Venus in Sagittarius makes a square to Neptune in Pisces at this lunation which brings an opportunity to expand our faith, beliefs, and connection to our higher power and/or in a spiritually soothing relationship that supports us in trusting what is and what can’t be seen, but only felt to be true. Trusting in divine timing, our intuition and what we feel in our hearts is the right choice or path to follow will surely help clear the way.
And speaking of clearing, Chiron in Aries also squares this Full Moon. This can bring recent or past pain, loss or wounds to the surface. But with nurturing, self-care and consoling from family, and loved ones, they can be further healed so we can begin feeling more into a future fill with more hope and possibility.
And speaking of possibilities, let’s end on a high note! Revolutionary planet Uranus, Rx in Taurus, trines the Capricorn Sun and makes a sextile to this Full Moon in Cancer. So some genius ideas, unexpected surprises or hoped for news can come now that gets us feeling inspired and motivated to step into this new year energized and ready to engage with life from a more grounded, rooted, heartfelt, honest, knowledgeable, mature, masterful, and meaningful place. A place physically and within that you can feel safe, secure and totally at home.
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Dec. 14th, 2020 - Sagittarius New Moon Total Solar Eclipse
This final New Moon and Eclipse of 2020 opens a powerful portal for discovering new horizons and seeking opportunities for creating our dreams of a better future.
The big event occurs at 23 Sagittarius conjunct Mercury and the South Node, both within orb of the Galactic Center.
The Galactic Center is the center point of our Milky Way Galaxy, which falls around 26-27 Sagittarius. And it is believed to be the source of energetic particles thought to open up the subconscious mind, urging us to both release old wounds and engage in life in ways that help bring in new paradigms. It can act as a transmitter of Divine Consciousness. So this eclipse, here on this significant point in our cosmos, provides a chance to heal deep hurts and download true gems and genius for how we can take our evolution to the next plane of consciousness and new realms for higher vibe existence.
The South Node invites us to honor the past and all it's taught us, and decide what beliefs, principles and practices we wish to carry forward in our lives and ones we don't. Mercury plays a key teacher role here. So listening extra close now, especially to the whispers of wisdom being offered, can help you can discover the bestdirection to point your arrow for manifesting all your desires and visions.
Mars in Aries trining this New Moon can make it feel like things are moving extremely fast. And in many ways they are. But remember you are navigating in the dark right now. So rest your engine, refuel your body and proceed with caution as you give yourself time to wrap your mind fully around where you are headed, to ensure it is the right way for you.
Jupiter is the ruler of this New Moon and is making an exact sextile to Venus in Scorpio. So this adds to the opportunity, inspiration and serious desire to explore higher realms for making magnificent growth. Seeking higher knowledge, higher mind, and higher love for transformation can surely help us all be the best we can be; as people, families, communities, cultures, nations and world.
Wishing you all the best as you cross this threshold and enter the next phase of your journey. Look to where this event is happening in your Natal Chart to discover more about the doorway you are walking through at this time.
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Nov. 30th, 2020 - Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
This week's Gemini Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse is sure to offer a new perspective on the big picture of our lives. It only takes the smallest of adjustments to make major changes to our views.
This lunation is a partial eclipse since the Nodes of fate and destiny are within proximity. Eclipses are inertia shifters and can bring seemingly sudden changes to the direction of life. And Full Moon’s are revealing and can bring a rise in revelations. This indicates we are in a time where life can truly shift in destined ways that make major differences in the bigger picture and our life purpose mission.
For the dualistic sign of Gemini, choosing just one view or way is not natural. So this is a time we can all embrace this energy and make an effort to hold more than one idea, truth or view at once in order to support more understanding, personal and communal connections, and growth.
And with the depositor of the Moon, Mercury, in Scorpio, we are still swimming deep in the shadows of our thoughts and feelings for this moment. And Venus is also here in Scorpio. So pay close attention to what comes to light, and what messages are received. They are likely to bring new awareness that can inspire these beneficial changes of perspective.
It may even help to open up and engage in some meaningful and perhaps vulnerable conversations to support your mental curiosity and growth. Mercury will move into Sagittarius the next day and this will further expand this process over the next few weeks.
And speaking of expansion, Jupiter in Capricorn is our Sun’s ruler now and sextile Mercury for this Full Moon. And Capricorn being an element of Earth and structure, now is an ideal time to begin structuring your knowledge and wisdom into efficient forms for sharing or teaching.
So in my opinion staying flexible and open in heart and mind to new ways of seeing and doing things now is key to making the significant advances we desire both within and out in the world.
Past ideas and plans may not have worked out the way you hoped for this year, but perhaps there is another way or opportunity to make it all happen, and even better than you could have ever imagined. Nurture the Nature - for your well Being!
Nov. 14th, 2020 - Scorpio New Moon
Scorpio is a very deep, dynamic and determined energy and rules the 8th house of life, death, transformation, and the reflecting and resources required for constant evolution, growth and creation of powerful, sustainable unions. And New Moon's are when the Sun and Moon reunite each month to complete a phase of the journey helping us release anything no longer serving us and then seed and birth new beginnings that can carry us forward.
So with this Scorpio New Moon, true transformation can begin, Souls can be restored, and life can take on a totally new reality, and sense of possibility of what we can build together with honesty, trust and dedication.
The strongest aspect of this New Moon is an exact sextile between the Sun, Moon and Jupiter in Capricorn. This also indicates significant opportunities for expansion of our views, and a willingness to work better with others to make needed improvements everyone can benefit from.
And with Venus in Libra moving into a square with Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, there is further support for building on our relationships, broadening our vision for the future and making powerful progress on our personal projects and goals.
And from a cosmic collective view, we can begin to clearly see that growth, justice and change can always come with hard work, determination, love and faith in divine timing.
The two rulers of this New Moon are Mars and Pluto. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio and, having just stationed direct in mid Aries, is still gearing its energy back up to get the ball rolling forward again. But now on a new mission and moving in the right direction, a renewed sense of confidence and courage will be fueling him and us.
Pluto is the modern ruler of Scorpio and just coming off his final conjunction with Jupiter in Capricorn, there will surely be extreme emotional waves as we transition through this complex course toward the light at the end of the tunnel. Change is never easy, and the fears, anxiety and doubts that come with it never feel good during the process. However, great blessings, gifts and rewards can come through persistence and perseverance.
Remember too, the recent Mercury retrograde in Scorpio allowed us to reflect on what might be oppressing our progress. And it's return to the sign this week, now direct, and moving toward another opposition to Uranus in Taurus during this New Moon, is inspiring serious changes in mindset based on our discoveries so breakthroughs can create deeper understanding.
And with this new perspective, awareness and reality, hopefully we can build more sustainable ways of living, find fresh ways to get along with others, and finally make some positive, real and lasting change in our lives and world.
So I feel the conscious approach to this Scorpio New Moon is to look within for restoration resources and set intentions for how to let go of grudges, navigate struggles with more compassion and start healing hearts, and relationships with honesty and integrity. This feels like a new reality I would like to live in. My hope is that it is possible.
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Oct. 31st, 2020 - Taurus Full Moon
This is a Blue Halloween Full Moon in Taurus that is sure to bring some surprises with the conjunction to Uranus. And they may be of the spooky kind or the sweet kind.
Expect the unexpected is a common phrase used when Uranus is involved. And since this is a rebellious, progressive thinking energy, breaking rules and breaking with convention is often the mode of operation used to make desired changes and inspire a fresh perspective.
You can take note too that since Uranus will continue it’s travel through the Earth sign of Taurus over the course of the next 5 years, we can all expect lots of potential upheaval, change and redesigning around things like our work, money and relationships. And we may be inspired to take the road less traveled to reach destinations we didn't even know we wanted to go to. So pay close attention, especially when Uranus is involved with the lunar phases, as this will bring the larger vision and story to light as we move along.
And with Uranus being ruled naturally by the Air sign Aquarius, it enjoys pushing the envelope to make advancements and promote freedom of expression. Uranus in Aquarius says ‘live and let live’, but in Taurus it says, ‘live and let live fairly’.
So with this being the second Full Moon this month, which is why we call it Blue, as in "Once in a Blue Moon, Venus being the ruler and Mercury Rx now in Venus’ second home sign of Libra, we have a second chance to make changes, make peace and make choices that can really support moving in a better direction of our future, as individuals and as a group.
Two other key aspects of this Full Moon that resonate with this idea of second chances to make good and create win-wins are Venus in Libra opposing Chiron Rx in Aries and Mercury Rx in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn. With this we will be processing pain to heal and break free from our personal blocks, and revisiting the past to seek answers from within for how to best live and relate with others better going forward.
So even if you feel pushed out of your comfort zone and can’t seem to communicate what you intend to say or bridge the gap to reach an understanding with someone just yet, be tender with yourself, remembering your own value and do the best you can to show others that you care, appreciate them and do want that second chance to get on the same page. The right words and ways for making the needed changes and progress will come soon enough.
Nurture the Nature - for your well Being!
Oct. 16th, 2020 - Libra New Moon
This Libra New Moon comes with the opportunity of a lifetime. But it will take hard work, will, honesty, an open heart, and a desire to truly evolve.
Here are the questions I see posed by this New Moon.
Can we come together and improve our relationships to unify and co-create a civil society we can all co-exist and live in respectfully and freely?
Can we stop fighting for one side and instead unite together to fight for the ability to even debate the issues and discover ways we can improve life more fairly for everyone?
Answering these questions will take some serious self reflection, personal inquiry and a consideration of perspectives, ideas and beliefs other than our own.
The ruler of this Moon is Venus, who is now in intellectually critical Virgo, making a trine to Jupiter in Capricorn and opposing Neptune Rx in Pisces. So making the conscious choice to be slower to judge, less reactive, willing to work with others to resolve conflicts and open to getting creative to find ways to manage our work, society and connections with more compassion could certainly support better outcomes.
This may be easier said than done, but with the New Moon making positive aspect to the North Node in Gemini I think even just starting the conversation can inspire hope and possibilities.
Nothing worth having comes easy and letting go of old useless habits, patterns, thinking and limiting beliefs is scary. And Mars Rx in Aries still squaring the Capricorn counsel of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn is definitely not making it any easier. The challenges are real and with Mercury now retrograde in Scorpio all decisions are feeling like life or death, proving just how high the stakes are in these changing times.
I'd like to pass on some great advice I received recently from the amazing Astrologer Adam Gainsburg. He was speaking to this week’s Mars Rx in Aries opposition to the Libra Sun which is exact a couple of days before this New Moon. It is a very significant part of the larger 2 year cycle of Mars we are all in right now, and is the halfway point, which he calls, the Transcendence Phase.
He says what is being called for now in order for us to truly and positively progress, as individuals and collectively, is for us to wake up, stop fighting for one side, which only strengthens division, and do the inner work to face our own fears of loosing our identity, security and personal life meaning.
This is not an easy task for sure, because by no means is transformation and transcendence an easy or fun process. But it is a journey worth going on if you truly want to have more authentic relationships and live a more fulfilling and free life.
So since Libra is the sign that pulls focus from ourselves toward the consideration of others for the purpose of refining our connections, seeking more fairness, harmony and cooperation and co-creating more perfect unions, I couldn't help but feel that this insight would be useful information and inspiration when setting intentions for this Libra New Moon. Let's co-create in order to be able to more happily and freely co-exist.
Nurture the Nature - for your well Being!
Oct. 1st, 2020 - Aries Full Moon
This Aries Full Moon brings a choice between Me or Us. Independence is great and being free to do as we please when we please is great. But nobody really wins if it comes at the expense of an important relationship or damages the rights for others to do the same.
Libra season places the focus on the heart of what it means to be democratic. It isn’t about being selfish, it’s about thinking beyond yourself to include others for the purpose of everyone winning or at least having a chance to win.
So with the Moon Full in Aries at this critical time in our world it’s important to think about what independence, freedom, fairness, equality, and justice means and looks like for each of us, and the role we want to play in our relationships, families and world.
There is always room for healthy competition and teams are a part of the game of life, but when the rules are not the same for all players there is no possibility of anyone ever really winning with true honor.
The ruler of this lunar phase is Mars, the planet who loves to compete and win, and being retrograde in his home sign of Aries he is out of control and rowdier than usual. And he will not hesitate to play dirty to push his agenda.
But a square from Mars to Saturn, now direct in Capricorn, will start calling for accountability and expose the unfair hidden strategies more and more. So if you haven’t been honest or playing fair in your life, it’s a good time to lay your cards on the table, make good on your promises as part of the deal you made or make your true voice and desires heard.
Mars also makes a sextile to the North Node in Gemini which gives us a chance to think twice before acting and even maybe learn something that can actually help get you where we want to go AND give someone else the freedom to go their own way too. This could be what is mutually decided to be best for both parties.
And the most positive thing that sticks out to me about this Full Moon is a Grand Fire Trine between Mars in Aries, Venus in Leo and the North Node in Sagittarius. This energy can fuel all kinds of passions and missions that can expand our vision for a better future and provide the energy, confidence and encouragement to go after it, full force.
So acting from the heart, with kindness and integrity, and for the purpose of making honest progress that benefits more than just yourself will give us each a fighting chance to live the free and fair lives we all want most. Heartfelt, considerate, individual action can equal more freedom to pursue what you want. So let's seek common ground and play fair, so we can all consider ourselves true winners!
Nurture the Nature - for your well Being!
Sept. 17th, 2020 - Virgo New Moon
With the amount of stress so many of us are under these days, with all that’s going on and all we have to juggle, I think this Virgo New Moon brings an opportunity to rest, reset and begin again. And if you’ve been running at top speed and the Mars retrograde has only intensified this, you definitely want to put on the breaks before you hit a wall that does it for you.
This Virgo New Moon makes an Earth trine to Saturn R in Capricorn, which means improvements can be made and success ultimately reached by taking slow, steady, and small steps toward your goals each day. Virgo energy helps with discerning which skills and tools are required to do a job right and well. Capricorn is the discipline, dedication and time it will take to get the job done.
So take some time at this New Moon to organize your goals, put plans in new order, and evaluate your energy sources, health routines and skill level for doing what you need and want to do. Then set intentions based on your answers and assessment.
Mercury is the ruler of Virgo and therefore rules this Lunar cycle. And the messenger planet now in Libra is making a direct square aspect to Jupiter in Capricorn. So there will be a need here to seek balance in our efforts to ensure we can properly lay the groundwork for our new plans and really manifest the bigger picture visions for our futures.
Consider things like your budgets and spending habits, or where you might need to invest. And look to your personal and professional relationships to identify what partnerships really bring value to your life or how you might be able to collaborate to increase your chances for real growth and success. It's also a good time to remember that teamwork really does make the dream work.
Either way, taking a Virgo approach of breaking things down into practical, doable steps and moving forward at a conscious pace that works for you is key now. This can be a very productive time even with Mars in retrograde if we are able to use our energy and our time wisely and intentionally.
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