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Uranus, the ‘mythic force of creation’ enters Taurus during the New Moon

Uranus, the ‘mythic force of creation’ enters Taurus during the New Moon

This new Moon in Taurus marks the beginning of a new era as Uranus, the God of the sky enters the most earthy sign of the Zodiac  just a few hours later. Uranus will remain in Taurus until 2025/26 except during 6 November 2018 – 6 March 2019, when the ‘Cosmic Awakener and Liberator’ returns into Aries for the last time.

The transition of an outer planet, such as Uranus,  into a new sign marks a highly sensitive and powerful moment in history. We can expect the unexpected! Uranus correlates with ‘the higher mind’ and brings the necessary higher frequency energy for altering dynamics at core levels and reshaping matter. Uranus and Gaia  are the mythic primordial parents of life. The entry of Uranus in Taurus is an invitation to become co-creators in the making of a new world. Indeed, our own vibration adds to the overall atmosphere! Uranus in Taurus teaches us the power of spiritual – mental energies, while the layers of the material world are becoming more transparent. Nevertheless, we need to stay grounded in our bodies (Taurus), while feeling embedded and at home in the larger cosmos (Uranus). Uranus is the essential force of creation. In myth, he poured gentle rain (waters of life) upon Gaia, so that she would flourish. What a perfect New Moon for planting a seed for the world!

We have an amazing addition to the current global shift of 2018 as activator Mars zooms into the sign of revolution & change…Aquarius…also on May 16th! Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius. This is particularly significant as he will spend six months in Aquarius until November due to his retrograde phase this year (June 26 – August 27). Mars is usually a six-week transit through a sign, but the action planet will be in Aquarius until mid-November. Mars in Aquarius rules: politics, social trends, grass root movements, weird  weather, global warming issues, science & technology, independence and emancipation initiatives. Anything goes when Mars journeys through Aquarius, the sudden and the unexpected, especially so when it is in dynamic tension to Uranus. We will see a lot of opportunities suddenly emerging, but there is also an element of risk involved. We are invited to think out of the box and imagine the impossible.

Uranus will shake up anything Taurean, such as our value systems, currencies, economics as well as environmental conditions. If you would like to explore what Uranus in Taurus might mean for your own life, come and join me for a 1-day workshop this Saturday at the Lillfield Community Centre:
A Change in Frequency: Uranus in Taurus & Chiron in Aries”
 May 19, 10 am – 4 pm, Lillifield Community Centre,

4505 Kyogle Rd; $ 70, conc $60

please bring your chart along or contact me for a print-out

For info & bookings:
0457903957 or star-loom@hotmail.com

Have a great New Moon,

Tina

The Shakti power of the Black Moon Lilith

The Shakti power of the Black Moon Lilith

We truly live in interesting times where the truth can  come out of the shadow quiet unexpectedly. Thinking of the Royal Commission into the banking system, I cannot help but assigning a lot of the current revelations to the influence of the Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn. She made an exact conjunction with Mars in Capricorn on April 19 and is applying to conjoin Pluto next, being exact on May 18, just three days after Uranus arrives in Taurus! She is the demonised enemy of patriarchy, the voice of those who have felt disempowered but have found a way to stand up for their rights and beliefs. Lilith can activate hidden rage, but also the courage to make the changes which we always wanted to do. She can be similar to Uranus in the surprise factor.

Of course, there is also the conjunction  of transiting Mars and Pluto, which is exact on April 26. It symbolises the archetypal fight with the dragon: the hero has to face the evil forces and overcome them. This can be the fight against control and authority, but also the examination of the inner shadow.

The time seems to be ripe for connecting with the ‘Shakti power’ of Lilith and  invoking her qualities of courage, change and living authentically. For healing the Earth and humanity, we must awaken the ’inner  warrior’ and address issues of inequality and injustice in an open and direct way. It is comforting, when this is happening in the public arena, so that consciousness can be raised as the only real medicine against manipulation and’ fake news’.

24 April, 2018

The New Moon in Aries and the ‘Wounded Masculine’

The New Moon in Aries and the ‘Wounded Masculine’

 

” The Shaman”

artwork by Gery Mews

The New Moon in Aries on Monday April 16 is conjunct electrifying Uranus while Mercury is direct again. This New Moon is significant for new beginnings as it initiates a cycle of new possibilities. Uranus conjunct the New Moon can give us that extra courage to make a leap ahead, starting or changing something which we have been contemplating but haven’t dared to follow through with yet. Uranus functions as the Cosmic Awakener and requires freedom and authenticity. We might be ready now for a journey into the unknown, whatever that might mean…..  We can open up to fresh information, reach new levels of meaning and can make  new connections, especially if we have done our soul-searching and reviewing  work during the Mercury retrograde phase.

On April 17, Chiron, the mystic  wounded healer and teacher, enters the sign Aries. Chiron’s 8-year transit through this sign will mark changes in the healing paradigm. Themes concerning the right way of dealing with anger as a core energy and the expression of our life force have to be addressed during the coming years. The Aries quest is to have courage, protect the weak and fight for a higher cause. The  shadow side is fearful, aggressive and egotistic. Chiron in Aries signifies the need to heal the ‘wounded masculine’ in men and women. More often than not, rage and the drive for hurting others is anchored in feelings of inferiority, old hurts and  prior experiences of humiliation and shame. Chiron’s message is to rise above these old  pains through acceptance, helping others to heal  and thus finding  new meaning and understanding.

Mars in Capricorn forms a conjunction with the rebellious Black Moon Lilith, exact April 19, and then with Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, during April 24 – 29. We can feel empowered to tackle authority issues, or take  on a project that requires a lot of dynamism and vigour. In any case, we need to deal with these energies carefully by channelling them into a worthwhile cause. On an symbolic level, Mars, the God of War meets with Pluto/Hades, the God of the Underworld. Shadow material can easily erupt. The higher road of Pluto is the transformation and purification of old debris into fertile soil for planting a new seed; the lower road is giving in to the urge for revenge and destruction. Ultimately, Pluto’s quest is the fight between the ego and the soul, teaching us lessons concerning the right use of will. Pluto functions also as the higher octave of Mars, which is the archetype of the ‘sacred masculine’ and the ruler of Aries. So, Chiron, Aries, Mars and Pluto play a vital role over the next few weeks!

Tina Mews

The Full Moon in Cancer January 1-2, 2018

The Full Moon in Cancer January 1-2, 2018

“Moon Emerging”
copyright by Gery Mews

2018 starts with a Full Moon in Cancer (2 January , 1.24 pm AEST) opposite a stellium of planets in Capricorn consisting of Saturn, Black Moon Lilith, Venus, the Sun and Pluto. Capricorn, the 10th stage in an archetypal cycle of development requires that we become our own authority, that we no longer look to others to tell us what to do and what not to do with our lives. Capricorn, as well as its ruling planet Saturn, teaches discipline, determination, commitment and consequences. It is the sign of mastery and maturity. The shadow side of Capricorn is domination or compliance, or a mental state where we abdicate responsibility and rather blame others, when we cannot admit that we have a choice.

On the opposite  side, the Cancer Full Moon represents the feminine energy, the Great Mother who nurtures and protects life so it can grow and blossom. Cancer is a water sign and teaches about  feelings, family bonds and emotional security. During the Cancer stage we learn about sensitivity and caring, giving and receiving support.  The shadow side of Cancer is attachment, self-indulgence and neediness. In the Full Moon chart the Moon in Cancer acts as a singleton, as a very important focal point  that attracts and binds a huge amount of psychic energy. Issues around home, family and creating a safety net are accentuated. This must be balanced with a determination to establish self-sufficiency and self-reliance (Capricorn). If we do not take on the control or guidance of our own lives, we unconsciously manifest a vacuum for others to step in – may it be another person, institution or government- to do it for us.

The Full Moon in Cancer can be very instinctual and influences our subconscious mind: we feel good when things are familiar and flow easily and anxious when confronted with change. We might fear listening to our intuition that wants to take us into a new direction. The Black Moon Lilith opposite the Full Moon represents an inner restlessness that occurs when we have become too comfortable or too compliant with the structures in our lives, including our relationships (Lilith conjunct Venus). Maybe some rules and regulations have to be broken to let in new life and light. We might be struggling with developing authenticity and character fearing rejection and separation from our loved ones.  Whatever the issue might be, with Lilith in Capricorn opposite the Full Moon, we can expect that entrenched cultural, systemic and personal behavioural patterns are triggered and questioned. Lilith challenges us to have courage, be our own authority and let go of false roles. We can use her energy for daring new ways of self-expression and creativity.

The Full Moon forms a lovely Grand Trine with Neptune and a Mars/Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio, further signaling that it is a great moment in time for powerful insights, transformation, healing and personal growth. We  are reminded that with perseverance we can work through any obstacles that might occur in the pursuit of our  desired goals. We are empowered to find the treasure hidden in the darkness, if we dig deep enough and make use of the fertility that is characteristic for times of chaos and change. Uranus turns stationary direct on the same day after a five month retrograde period; the planet of rebellion magnifies this Full Moon’s capacity for breakthroughs and innovative ideas that can fall on fertile ground now. The messenger planet Mercury, still in truth seeking Sagittarius, is applying to a trine to  Uranus in Aries (exact on January 7), stimulating creative problem solving and the seeding of fresh impulses at the start of 2018. What are your wishes for this year, for your personal life and for the planet? What does motivate you and do you have the determination, perseverance and strategies in place that are necessary for fulfilling your intentions? Remember, Saturn is in Capricorn teaching us discipline and willpower. Nevertheless, the Full Moon in Cancer has a softening influence supported by a trine with Neptune, the vibration of unconditional love, compassion and unity consciousness. We need the flow of these watery influences to balance the hardness and rigidity of Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn can always do with a touch of Neptune! So, let’s not forget to stay in close contact with the water element – the realm of feelings, intuition, dreams and imagination during the Saturn-in-Capricorn years.

 

 

New Moon in Scorpio, November 18

New Moon in Scorpio, November 18

 

It has been an intense time since Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 11. Since then, the Sun & Venus have also entered this deep probing sign, shining light into the dark and murky places of our personal and collective lives. Concerning the later,  sexual abuse issues that involve Hollywood celebrities and former politicians have been the focus in the US, while closer to home our government’s cruel handling of the remaining refugees in Manus Island has caused a lot of outrage.  On the positive, the same sex marriage results show that entrenched belief systems can be changed and transformed, if a conscious effort is made.

Scorpio takes us into the deep waters of our own subconscious and connects us with the ‘shadow’ which not only contains all the repressed difficult emotions, thoughts and experiences but also includes our deepest truth and power that we might have blocked and stifled to avoid upsetting the current moral codes. The New Moon in Scorpio marks a great moment in time for reflection and listening to our own deep thoughts, feelings and self-talk. Is it positive or negative? What do my thoughts and feelings tell me about my automatically held beliefs? Chiron is forming a trine with the New Moon supporting this process of self-exploration, while showing ways of healing the wounded body-mind connection. Chiron transits activate the search for new meaning and understanding,  trigger the death of old values and beliefs and impel us to take back our projections. Ultimately, Chiron strengthens self-responsibility and responsible living by letting go of blame. We might encounter situations where we are powerless to do anything to improve the situation, but we can choose  how we feel about it: “if I cannot choose my fate, I can nevertheless choose my attitude towards it!” Chiron is soon ending its journey through Pisces, where he has been since 2011. In Pisces, Chiron emphasises the mind-body connection and the role that emotions play in healing, verifying that the body is not separate from soul. Chiron enters  Aries in April 2018, which will mark a shift in the healing paradigm towards more spontaneity and healing through thought transmission, as Aries rules the head and the brain in medical astrology. Positive thoughts are able to prompt changes in our body that strengthen our immune system, decrease pain and chronic disease, and provide stress relief.

Mars, the traditional ruler of Scorpio is about to square Pluto, its modern ruler. This could be helpful for creatively transforming unresolved issues and traumas. Old concepts, relationships, and resources which are no longer beneficial to us  can be cleared, healed and released with this New Moon. However, we can expect an increase in explosive energies as Mars is activating the radical Uranus/Pluto square. We are asked to examine our deeper motivations and ambitions, clarify our strategies and remain open for change, regardless of the challenges that we might experience.

The Black Moon Lilith enters Capricorn

The Black Moon Lilith enters Capricorn


The Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn:

November 9, 2017 – August 6, 2018

 

 

The Black Moon Lilith enters Capricorn today, November 9, and will remain here until August 6, 2018. Who is the Black Moon, also known as Lilith? In myth she is the 1st wife of Adam who refused to be submissive to him, because she regarded herself as an equal. She fled into the desert to maintain her integrity. She chose exile over suppression, loneliness over compliance, loss of security, status etc over compromise. She had to go through a spiritual crisis to gain access to her own spirituality.  For sure, she also holds resentment and anger for the unjust treatment that she received. When triggered by transits or progressions, Lilith may react with rebellion, mistrust and revenge. Wherever she lives in our chart, we need to dig deep, face the shadow and deal with feelings of rage based on earlier life experiences of hurt and alienation.

Lilith dominant people are creative, ambitous & break taboos. They often are the outsiders of a society, or the outsiders of  institutionalised structures and systems. This is particularly true, when Lilith transits through Capricorn, the sign ruling governments, societal roles, values and power structures. Over the next 9 months, themes will gain importance that have to do with social justice, institutionalised advantages and disadvantages of certain societal groups, and entrenched power structures that indorse inequalities. The Black Moon confronts us with our shadow themes, in our personal as well as collective lives. She demands that old structures shall be broken to let in new light and life. How objective are we really when we make important value judgements? What kind of role does our socio-cultural conditioning play in our day-to-day dealings with the world around us? When and against whom do we discriminate because of unconsciously held prejudices?  Are there the same chances for everybody? Are there gender specific preconceived ideas about role distribution and positions of power?

The Black Moon Lilith and Saturn have been travelling together through the late degrees of Sagittarius since August/September. During October Lilith was conjunct the Galactic Centre, the heart of our galaxy. The GC is located in late Sagittarius, the sign signifying the archetypal seeker of truth and guardian of the moral high ground.  When the GC is activated by transit, material can be suddenly released that has far reaching consequences.  On October 6, the first allegations of sexual harrasement by Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein were made public. Since then a large number of women had the courage to come forward to give evidence. A dark shadow has fallen over Hollywood and its film industry since it has been revealed that young female newcomers, “seeking to break into the world of glamour and glitz, are often forced to offer sexual favours in return for roles. …And it continues to exist because the laws regarding sexual harassment in the workplace have never applied here….The film industry has always been a male dominated field…Everyday sexism has become normalised over the years. In the early days, women accepted every kind of discrimination and harassment, meekly and without question. They were just awed that they were included in this special world. But times have changed. Today, women enter this field not because they were pushed into it by their parents or because they were reluctantly allowed in. They are there because they want to be there. They are professionals who worked hard to get where they are and they resent the old patronising attitudes. They know how to speak up and stand up for themselves.” 1. The Weinstein scandal is a great example how Lilith can trigger rebellion by crossing and exposing taboo areas, especially also in relation to gender related equality issues.

Now, with Lilith in Capricorn, we can expect that entrenched collective and personal behavioural patterns will be activated and questioned. Lilith will challenge authorities and patriarchal control mechanisms. She will try to break rules and regulations that endorse injustice to encourage newer and more just developments. Saturn in Capricorn (December 20, 2017 – Dec 2020) will either help to consolidate or suppress this process. As already mentioned Lilith stands for outsiders, minorities, creative & progressive people while Saturn symbolises also our fear of change and holding onto the status quo. We could experience an inner restlessness in the area that Lilith transits in our charts. We might be able to use her energy for daring new ways of self-expression and creativity. In Capricorn, she needs to take responsibility for her choices and acknowledge her need for achievement as well as societal acceptance. After all, the Black Moon Lilith has a tendency to go to extremes when triggered, and then she easily can make herself a victim of social stigmatising. Her true message is about constructive rebellion, letting go of false roles and living authentically. Then she can connect us with our core being and our real strength.

  • http://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/sexism-patriarchy-in-the-film-industry-make-womens-collectives-the-need-of-the-hour-across-film-industries-3791505.html
Jupiter in Scorpio

Jupiter in Scorpio

Transforming Perspectives:
Jupiter in Scorpio
11 October 2017 – 9 November 2018

 

“ Once a vision of life as an organic whole is accepted in principle,

humanity becomes in one sense a co-creator with nature in so far as

it can foster, ignore or destroy its identity with nature, for nature’s

continued existence depends ultimately on the type of consciousness

we bring to bear on it.” Baring A. & Cashford J., The Myth of the Goddess

The vision of a unified cosmos with interconnections on various levels of existence is fundamental not only to astrology but has been essential to  alchemy, homeopathy and herbal medicine. Within the myriad expressions of the life force certain patterns can be observed. There are optimum moments for transformational work and there are times where we only can surrender to what is. Knowing the difference is something that astrology can teach us through the observation of planetary and cosmic cycles.
During this last quarter of the year two outer planets are changing signs: Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 11 and it will remain here until November 9, 2018. Saturn will leave Sagittarius entering its domicile Capricorn on December 20 (to be explored in the next edition). After seven years in Pisces and Aries,  Chiron and Uranus will be changing signs in April and May 2018 respectively. From an astrological point of view, these are all markers for shifts in consciousness that will be occurring over the next 8 months. Let’s begin with exploring Jupiter in Scorpio! The above quote mentions our role as co-creators, which highlights the importance of the type of vision that we may carry. Our beliefs and perception of life ultimately support and further our evolutionary development, or lead to our destruction. This is also the meaning behind Jupiter’s entry into Scorpio.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It is the planet of vision and bringer of opportunities, the mythic king of the gods. Jupiter describes what we believe in, where we are optimistic and confident. As the planet of faith, Jupiter describes our belief system, our philosophy and our sense of what makes life worth living, indicating where we seek to grow, to expand and find meaning in our lives. Jupiter describes our sense of abundance and our spiritual well-being. However, where Jupiter lives in the chart, we can go overboard, because we might be too optimistic or over-indulging. Jupiter’s greatest gifts are generosity, enthusiasm and faith in ourselves and/or in a higher power.

Jupiter in Scorpio is known for its intensity and instinctive emotional depth. It provides courage and determination to deal with issues that were previously put into the “too hard” basket. Nevertheless, Jupiter’s idealism can turn very fixed and fanatical in Scorpio’s realm. Pluto is the modern ruler of Scorpio, meaning, that Jupiter’s energies will be further expressed through Pluto in Capricorn. So, we might experience a 13-month period of expanded and accelerated transformation, especially in regards to our shared values and beliefs that have to do with the preservation of planet Earth as our home and sustainer of life. Collectively, we will be forced to confront complex issues that are concerned with our survival. Peace talks and weapon reduction might come back on the agenda,  as will climate change and the need to limit or stop the exploitation of our planet’s resources. For finding the answers, we need to access the wisdom that lives in the depth (Scorpio) and bring it into the light of our consciousness (Jupiter).

Scorpio/Pluto also relate to the collective unconscious, as well as the dark and suppressed places in our psyche. Jupiter here will expand the emergence of unconscious material, be it on a collective or personal level. Taboo areas and suppressed emotions will be brought to the surface and into the light of the conscious will, for the good or ill. In Australia, the question of marriage equality and equal  rights for same sex relationships  will be decided under a Jupiter in Scorpio transit!

On a personal level, we can use this period for intensive energy work, and healing the past, including trans-generational issues that are part of the cellular memory we did inherit.  Jupiter in Scorpio can guide us towards a change of perspective, digging deeper to understand the greater meaning of who we are, and the elimination and purging of unhelpful attitudes. Acknowledging and handling our own innate power and wisdom  in a confident, persevering and nurturing way will bring upon us Jupiter’s blessings.

Jupiter is the planet of abundance, while Scorpio the sign associated with shared ownership, jointly held values and possessions. Especially, with next year’s entry of Uranus into Taurus -the sign ruling personal values, possessions and money – our current financial systems will experience a major shake-up. Meanwhile, new ways of ownership and wealth distribution are fast developing which are based on sharing information and extensive networking. Our beliefs concerning technology, ownership and work are in a major transition and a new paradigm is emerging fast!

(Please read: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun)

Good questions to ask oneself during this Jupiter in Scorpio period:
What do I really need? What are my deepest desirers? Do I have the courage and determination to stand for my deepest held beliefs? Is there an area where I can contribute to the transformation of socio-cultural beliefs, customs and habits? What is my relationship to the mysteries of life like? Do I believe in the synchronicity between inner experiences and outer events?

Famous people with Jupiter in Scorpio:
the Dalai Lama, Aleister Crowley, Alfred Hitchcock, Elton John, Prince William & Kate  Middleton , Melania Trump, Steven Spielberg, Tim Robbins, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Julian Assange, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronald Reagan, David Bowie

 

Virgo New Moon and the Marriage Equality Debate

Virgo New Moon and the Marriage Equality Debate

The New Moon in Virgo reminds us of the importance of rhythmical living and looking after the ‘little things’ in life. Virgo is the archetype most concerned with separating the wheat from the chaff, the essential from the unessential by refining and purifying our thoughts, habits and routines. Virgos are known for their analytical minds, their ability to discern, their willingness to service and self-improvement. In the yearly round, Virgo, ‘the Virgin’, is the sign of pregnancy, preparation and transition, the phase before giving birth to a new idea, a new project, plan or direction. When considering the current Marriage Equality debate in Australia, the Virgo period appears to be quite timely for questioning and clarifying collectively & personally held perspectives. Are we collectively ready to give birth to a different concept of marriage? The relationship planets Venus and Mars are also in Virgo, as well as Mercury, symbolising the importance of examining carefully what partnership and marriage means to each of us. The New Moon in Virgo suggests to take a logical rather than a passionate approach. Nevertheless, the exact opposition from Neptune to Mercury signifies that there is some confusion and division about the issue.

The Black Moon Lilith is square to the New Moon. In myth, Lilith was the first wife of Adam; she fled into exile because she refused to comply with patriarchal rules and domination. She was punished for her disobedience and therefore ended up feeling resentful and  rebellious. Archetypically, she stands for those parts in our psyche  which have been condemned and suppressed. She is the symbol for hidden aspects of our humanness, the shadow that needs to be made conscious before it becomes destructive. If she is  not honoured she can turn into a goddess of revenge. Lilith has been travelling  in conjunction with Saturn since July, highlighting the conflict between those who feel entitled to preserve traditional values (Saturn) and those who demand marriage equality (Lilith). Lilith can ‘radicalise’ the urge for autonomy and equality when she feels suppressed or ostracised. She signifies the growing force of discontent of those who feel excluded from mainstream culture, as well as the danger that derives from widening the divide. Uranus, the higher octave of Mercury, forms a very close quincunx to this New Moon, inspiring us to defy convention and explore new perspectives. Additionally, Uranus will be forming the last of three oppositions to Jupiter on September 28. We are living in times where old beliefs systems are dying and must be replaced by new values and concepts; it is only a question of time when the new seeds will be sprouting and growing roots. The current Jupiter/Uranus cycle started in 2010. We are now in the phase where the original vision must be clarified and realised.

The Virgo New Moon is opposite Chiron. In myth, Chiron is a centaur, half human half animal. He has been regarded by many astrologers as the symbol of our multidimensionality, meaning that we are part of this Earth but also are connected with the universal consciousness and multi-dimensional web of life. In the natal chart Chiron indicates our core wound that we have brought with us, as well as coming to terms with our soul’s journey in a body that is vulnerable. However, our perceived ‘imperfections’ often are our greatest gifts and become the milestone in our personal healing process.  Chiron orbits between Saturn, the preserver of existing traditions, and Uranus, the symbol of change, revolution and the overturning of old collective structures. Concerning the current debate, Chiron reminds us to bridge the gap by expanding our perspectives, so that  those who feel marginalised and excluded become part of an ever evolving mainstream culture.

New Moons are great for a fresh start and setting intentions. In Virgo, we are reminded to take a practical approach. It is essential to keep an open mind and avoid playing the ‘blame game’. It’s a good moment in time for establishing new directions and focus on projects that require lots of research, detailed planning and ‘down to the point’ communication.

 

 

The Solar Eclipse August 21/22 in Leo

The Solar Eclipse August 21/22 in Leo

Energetically, eclipses function as portals that open new pathways because they interrupt the electro-magnetic field of the Earth. Cycles can suddenly end, old programs can be erased and new paradigms emerge. While lunar eclipses are visible everywhere on the planet at least for half of the time, solar eclipses are rare at any location because totality exists only along a narrow path on the Earth’s surface traced by the Moon’s shadow. The Solar Eclipse on August 21/22 is visible in the USA, where it passes from Oregon to South Carolina. The path of an eclipse is especially important for political leaders and their position of power which can abruptly change or end during the 6-month period where a Solar eclipse is active (3 months prior and 3 months after an eclipse). This August 21 eclipse occurs near the fixed star Regulus, one of the four royal ancient stars of Persia. The fall of important leaders or the disintegration of governments might be a great possibility with this star near the Eclipse! In Australia, the eclipse is  exact on August 22,  at 4.30 am  AEST.

Uranus, the cosmic awakener makes a trine to the New Moon in Leo indicating an important time for gigantic breakthroughs in science and technologies. Nevertheless, Mars, the cosmic warrior  is conjunct the eclipse signifying the possibility of overstepping important boundaries and instigating a dramatic over-estimation of one’s abilities. The underlying challenge of this eclipse is to choose between self-realisation & following one’s greater purpose or just falling for another ego-trip! In Leo, this solar eclipse calls our attention to our soul purpose and the kind of light we came to shine, living our ‘divine’ destiny.

The Black Moon Lilith is conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius and both are forming a trine with the New Moon, Mars and the North Node in Leo as well as a sextile with Jupiter. The Black Moon Lilith is the mythic ‘thirteenth  fairy’, the outsider who fled into exile because she was unwilling to submit to the establishment and its superimposed rules and dogmas (Saturn). On an collective level, she represents the rage and demands of those who do feel unacknowledged and excluded from mainstream society because of their religious, political , gender related or philosophical beliefs. This eclipse is an auspicious moment for those who feel they have not had a voice until now.  They can make themselves heard, by  harnessing the strength of the ‘ Lion’ (Leo ), by tapping into the passionate energies signified by Mars in Leo conjunct the eclipse.  Saturn’s close trine to Mars is helpful with taking the path of thoughtful planning and mutual respect, while the Black Moon Lilith is willing to fight for her essential rights.

We can use this very important time to symbolically clear and cleanse stagnant areas of our lives. Activities may end suddenly and new creative projects could be birthed, especially for those who are born around August 21/22 (plus/minus 5 days) or have important placements in their chart at 28 degree Leo. Eclipses re-occur at the same degree in your chart every 19 years. Think back if August 22, 1998 was an important time for you. Whatever happened then might become re-activated now, challenging you to move to the next level of your evolutionary journey! The eclipse at 28 degree Leo signals the importance of discovering our authenticity, our personal truth and tuning into the wisdom & greatness of our hearts. New doors could open and present us with major life changing opportunities. On a collective level, we have reached the point where we are asked to give our gifts to the world. Humanity needs our passion, love and energy (Leo). What we think, feel and do does matter!

New Moon in Leo July 23; Sun-Mars Synodic Cycle & the Divine Masculine

New Moon in Leo July 23; Sun-Mars Synodic Cycle & the Divine Masculine

New Moon in Leo July 23

Sun-Mars Synodic Cycle & the Divine Masculine

 

The New Moon on July 23 in the 1st degree of Leo is the start of a very significant lunation as it will be followed by a second New Moon in the same sign that also happens to be a Solar Total Eclipse (August 21/22)!  It is not surprising that the next 2 months could be the most dynamic period of the entire year. In essence, Leo energy is about the passion of the heart, the outpouring of our personal truth, our generosity and innate wisdom. Leo as an archetype represents our desire to shine as  brightly as the Sun and follow our own daemon. Therefore, this ‘double’ Leo period offers a fantastic opportunity for re-connecting with our own essential being and exploring what is truly important to us.

Mars has just entered Leo and is journeying in close proximity with the Sun and the Lunar North Node for the next few weeks. Mars will remain in Leo until September 6.  Aligned with the New Moon, the red planet sends us a powerful message: to connect with the  ‘Divine Masculine’, our inner warrior &  protector of others, the source of our spiritual strength, motivated to courageously take a stand for what feels true and just. As an archetype, Mars represents our will, our instinctual self, the power to take action and charge ahead. Nevertheless, a  Mars in a fire sign is more inclined to be competitive or warlike, not afraid to take on a fight and when in danger – perceived or real-  he attacks or threatens, similar to a wounded big cat. The shadow side of Mars in Leo is the bully and self-centred tyrant who wants to dominate others. In many ways, the ‘Divine Masculine’ has not yet reached its full potential and more often than not seems to be mistaken for  patriarchal, ego based controlling energy that we call man/male. Therefore, it is essential during this New Moon to remain discerning and observe our own impulses. Nevertheless, Leo is the sign of the heart, the place where our innate intelligence and wisdom lives. This New Moon invites us to go inside and contact our ’Inner Child’ as our source of creativity, playfulness and happiness.

 

The New Moon forms a square with Uranus  and a trine with Chiron indicating the healing which is possible if we dare to be true to our heart and make choices accordingly. July 26 could be a day for great revelations, when transiting communication planet Mercury makes an exact trine to Uranus. On July 27 we experience an exact conjunction between Mars and the Sun, and the start of their 2- year synodic cycle ending September 1, 2019. These two fiery planets combined in charismatic Leo request from us clarity of action and the need to take leadership according to the house in our natal chart in which the conjunction falls. The house will indicate the fields of experience in which we most likely feel some confusion how to apply and direct our energy. We have felt already that the old ways are not working anymore and that some changes and adjustments have to be made, especially if we have acted too self-centred, childish or controlling in this particular area. Old patterns that do not align with the heart vibration of love/wisdom can be challenged by awakening the ’inner warrior’  who embodies the qualities of directed and focused energy, sets boundaries and limits, and handles the outer and inner world with skilfulness and determination. After all, Mars is exalted in Capricorn!

“The wisdom of the heart is really…the connection to your authentic power, to that source of realness and genuineness that you have inside where we can experience the heart of humanity and to help co-create an era of ever-expanding heart connection and intelligence”. Howard Martin from HearthMath