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Leo New Moon August 1, 2019 – Catching Fire!

August starts with a bang. Four of the five personal planets are in Leo for the New Moon: love, fun and enjoyment are on the program. A tension aspect to the awakener and electro-magician Uranus at the beginning of the month creates a very flammable mixture!

Get ready to enjoy being royal…      Image: Arleen Wiese / Unsplash

Get ready to enjoy being royal… Image: Arleen Wiese / Unsplash

Between July 29 and August 2, Sun, Moon and Venus go through a tension aspect to Uranus. The New Moon on August 1 extends this phase by four weeks. This means sudden changes, breaks or surprising new beginnings, especially in values, family, relationships. Venus in Leo, and Uranus in Taurus, are closely linked and stand for unconventional, revolutionary or even scandalous relationships or encounters.

Lightning may strike you, long held loves or values can change unexpectedly. Most of us will probably have inspiring and/or unfamiliar new interpersonal experiences in the coming weeks. Be careful of hasty conclusions, relationships starting with Uranus are often more like a wake up call, less stable. But maybe this is exactly what we need right now!

Leo is the heart, Uranus is electricity. Electricity regulates the heartbeat and many other rhythms of nature. In cardiac arrest, electricity is used to get the heart to beat again. Something that felt dead or deadened in you could come back to life. That might be less Frankenstein's monster than something you really care about – it better be!  

In August you can feel better who or what attracts or repels you, what electrifies you or leaves you unmoved. Or a sudden shock hits you unexpectedly and lets you see how much something/somebody means to you. Sometimes rebellion and defiance (Uranus) can hurt someone we love (Leo) and destroy something. But sometimes we also have to defend our freedom and individuality (Uranus) against someone who sees us as property (Leo).

This New Moon has a 1000 facets, not all of them social. We can experience fascinating atmospheric phenomena, thunderstorms, an unusual frequency of lightning strikes. Maybe the theories of the Electric Universe will get more attention. There may also be news of AI "replacements" for partners - there are very real looking dolls, and this kind of research has a huge financial potential.

Since Uranus currently travels through the sign of money, currency, finances, and the ruler of Taurus, Venus, is involved in the tension with Uranus, there can also be violent fluctuations in the financial markets, or sudden losses in value or hypes. Especially new electronic currencies or resources/agriculture could be affected.

The financial aspect of this constellation moreover means that financial considerations may play a role in partnership decisions next month. Can your partner give you materially what you want and need? Scarcity is hard to bear with so much emphasis on Leo. Beware only of making hasty decisions here if you really love someone. And watch out too if you only stay because of material reasons. That could be a heart-rending thing in the long run. 

August will definitely put values and integrity to the test, in both directions. Excesses of "my partner, my house, my car, my boat, my Luis Vuitton" as well as the opposite, "my financial problems, my fear of existence, my lack of imagination" can be triggers for separations. 

Another context is family, or, clan. Early Leo is very possessive and family oriented; there is a strong tendency to honor older mentors or relatives and look for one's own roots. Without connection to the ancestors, early Leos can feel insecure and uprooted. You may suddenly become a genealogist, or receive surprising, perhaps shocking, information about your background and older relatives or ancestors. We could be collectively confronted with some unforeseen revelations about Homo Sapiens. No, we were NOT constructed by aliens as a slave race by the way. This is a sociopathic manipulation that is supposed to justify and make acceptable their enslavement to humanity (“well, we were made this way…”). You have a divine spark, let Leo set it on fire this month!!

This New Moon opens doors into the depths, or into the vastness, into space, depending on your point of view and personality. In the social sphere, issues of injustice can increasingly come to the surface - the fact that the earth is becoming more and more "privatized" instead of serving as the basis of life for all humans and animals. The planets in Leo want to keep "theirs", love luxury, while Uranus urges simplicity. This creates tension, which could be partially discharged as violence, but also lead to very innovative and humane new solutions. New ideas for the common use of goods, land, gardens, luxury goods...

Problems can only arise when people react to the pressure or desire to change with resistance and aggression. An uncomfortable aspect between Mars and Pluto shows the potential for escalating violence. Pride and possessiveness, territorial thinking or jealousy would be triggers. In the world theatre, tensions between richer and poorer states or population strata can intensify. Too bad, because there is actually a chance for peaceful solutions - but not if one side gets everything, the other nothing, or just bare survival.

Uranus in Taurus says we all have a right to a good life with basic needs that satisfy all the senses. A peaceful social life, good food, enough rest, access to nature. In reality, that`s not so much to ask for! However, if a small percentage of people tries to redistribute wealth at the expense of the rest, it creates the scarcity that otherwise would have never existed.

In the next four weeks, check where in your life there is luxury and "enough", and where there is not. See if you can share things with someone for mutual benefit. This applies to groups, friendships, relationships, families. Often the more egotistical people draw unnecessary attention to themselves, depriving others, or one parent claims the child more for themselves. Try to balance such imbalances, otherwise they can become a source of serious trouble.

Uranus is also the outsider; the one who questions ownership, rules and dynamics of a group. He stands for the part within us that places freedom and equal rights above privileges and inherited traditions. There can be fierce arguments about such issues in families or social groups. Where do you stand? How much freedom do you allow yourself and others? Is there a double standard hidden somewhere?

The fact that Mercury turns direct again on the day of the New Moon makes the beginning of the month even more intense. Suddenly blockades can shake loose, information can come in, ideas can flow, decisions can become clear. Mercury in Cancer indicates that we make decisions on the base of our emotions. Coupled with so much Leo this August is going to feel very personal, very intense, very emotional, with beautiful doors opening, and a lot of love. 

Keep your eyes open, live and listen to your heartbeat!

Happy New Moon!

Lunar Eclipse July 16, 2019 - Processing and Changing

This Lunar Eclipse can trigger changes and strong emotions. On July 2nd we started something new in our emotional life, living situation, family or roots. The Full Moon in Capricorn now reminds us of what is still standing in the way of what we really want, or what we need to change.

It will take some time to process the neccessary changes… Image: Giorgia Doglioni / Unsplash

It will take some time to process the neccessary changes… Image: Giorgia Doglioni / Unsplash

Lunar Eclipses are basically particularly strong Full Moons. They emphasize relationships and opposites in our lives that need to be balanced. When other planets are near the Sun or Moon, it affects the messages that the Lunar Eclipse brings.

Close to Pluto, and also Saturn, this Full Moon is exposed to very strong forces. The Moon is a rather delicate heavenly body because it is connected with our childhood, with emotions and needs. Pluto and Saturn, on the other hand, are hard and in some ways merciless. They stand for change, extreme processes, life structures, demands and responsibility. 

The next few months will be about making changes and restructurings that will give you more happiness, a more beautiful living environment, or more time with friends, family, and for your own needs. Changes will happen either because you actively take responsibility for them, or because  external circumstances will force those changes on you.   

Of course, it is better to act freely! However, the time around the Lunar Eclipse can bring the feeling of overload. The Moon in Capricorn, on Saturn, South Node and Pluto, symbolizes possible emotional shocks, or profound events that need to be processed first. Sudden limitations, financial difficulties, or trouble with authority figures are also possible.

So please don't be too self-critical. Critical perhaps, but only in a practical-constructive sense. As soon as strong feelings of guilt, despair, or addiction creep in, you know you are on the wrong track. Because these feelings don't bring constructive changes, and those are exactly what are needed; no matter how muddled or difficult a situation may feel!

On the 16th, Venus is also exactly opposite Saturn; another strong confrontation. Venus/Saturn aspects are often associated with a heavy heart, responsibility instead of love, separations, or a lack of feeling and/or resources. If you are feeling depressed or money you were expecting isn't arriving, you should know that this condition won't last forever! However, difficulties may indicate important structural problems. So don't look away either...

The Lunar Eclipse on Pluto is a temporary high point of the time for approx. one year. The penultimate stage, until in January 2020 an EXTREME eclipse in cancer completes the restructuring of our private and working lives. In fact, the period between now and mid-2020 could be described as one of the most difficult, but potentially most promising, times of our lives.

As I said: Don't blame yourself if you feel physically, emotionally, practically overwhelmed mid- month. However, take further steps to do yourself good, and/or to organize your life better. One part of what is necessary is very practical, the other goes very deep into our soul. We have to balance worlds, because the world as we have formed it in the last couple of 1000 years does not make people happy.

Happy Full Moon Eclipse!

Gemini New Moon on June 3, 2019 – Live/love your Truth!

The New Moon on legendary star Aldebaran stands like a guard at the beginning of the month. June this year has the potential to bring deep life changes with it - something like entering paradise. But first, we have to be honest with ourselves...

Sometimes it`s painful to find your wings. Image: Gaston Roulstone / Unsplash

Sometimes it`s painful to find your wings. Image: Gaston Roulstone / Unsplash

Watcher of the East

The New Moon at the beginning of the month takes place on one of the most important fixed stars: Aldebaran, the eye of the bull. Since time immemorial, this star has pervaded the human imagination; Christianity associates it with Archangel Michael, in ancient Persia, it was known as guardian of the East, and the marker of the vernal equinox.

Reset

Aldebaran brings passion and personal power, especially the courage and will to stand up for truth. The influence of the star reinforces the effect of this Gemini New Moon. You can actually experience a kind of profound restart in your way of thinking and communicating.

Truth and Dare

A rare emphasis on Uranus at the same time brings the question of your truth to the table. How authentic are you in conversations with others, how much do you think for yourself instead of just repeating knowledge; can you use discernment, or are you guided by generalizations and opinions?

Leave a Message

Symbolically, Michael/Aldebaran watches over the clarity of our thoughts, which co-decide our actions. Angels are guardians, and messengers. Pay attention to what kind of messenger you are when you tell others something. What kind of emotions do you trigger in others, where do you direct their (and your) attention in conversations? Problems, gossip and unimportant things, or something constructive?

Depth of Love

On the New Moon, Venus, the relationship planet, makes (positive) contact with Pluto, the master of transformation and letting go. In the worst case a Venus/Pluto contact can indicate abuse of power, betrayal and manipulation. If you consciously use the power of this aspect, you can have profound emotional experiences and encounters around June 3rd.

Talking Cure

Communication and relationships belong together. The way you talk to others or think about yourself determines your self-esteem and the quality of your relationships. You can change both positively in June. However, this requires honesty with yourself. Take responsibility for yourself and your behavior with others, and miracles can happen...!

Tests & Results

The June New Moon is the start of a very promising month that is going to culminate around the Full Moon on the 17th.  You can achieve a complete transformation of the way you view yourself and the world this June. These aspects come with tests, potentially with fights. Use the time up to the Full Moon phase to prepare, increase your integrity and speak, think, and live your truth...

Happy New Moon!

Scorpio Full Moon on May 18, 2019 - Chance for Breakthrough!

May`s Full Moon falls on a big astrological event this year, and brings a huge chance for a new start & new values informed by feeling your deepest soul. A new era begins...


We are part of Nature`s power… Image: Ben White / Unsplash

We are part of Nature`s power… Image: Ben White / Unsplash

Illuminating

The Scorpio Full Moon marks a turning point every year. Winter is finally over, summer is almost here, and just like nature, our mind gets more light. Scorpio belongs to November, to death, Taurus, to the flowers, to the beauty of life unfolding. This tension between death, letting go, the abysses of suffering and/or ecstasy, and the earthly world, pleasure, our senses and values, must be balanced by each of us.

Rare Moments

But this year Taurus season brings something completely new. For the first time in almost 80 years, revolution planet Uranus is in Taurus again, and on the day of the Full Moon, Venus and Uranus meet there. Venus in Taurus represents nature, body, pleasure, love, prosperity. Uranus and Venus need to negotiate new values. Progress (Uranus) can no longer be at the expense of nature (Taurus), but must happen in harmony with it. This also includes our nature as human beings...

Paradise

Right now there is an instinctive desire of many people to live more naturally again; to be friendly with each other; to enjoy the simple things, and to ensure basic security (basic income would belong to Uranus in Taurus). In your private life you can feel where things feel right and valuable. Follow it! A supportive connection of the Moon, Sun and Mercury with Saturn/Pluto symbolizes that in many cases the new can connect surprisingly well with existing structures.

Sorting it out

The Moon in Scorpio, however, is often associated with suffering and drama. In this case, the birth pangs can be for a new lifestyle or a new sense of self, or simply caused by clinging to familiar stress and suffering. The conditioned part of our minds does not want us to lead a relaxed life in accordance with our basic values. It wants drama, suffering, scarcity, betrayal, conflict, so that we can`t find rest and just BE. This conflict - living or suffering? - is extremely emphasized by the Full Moon.

Like Heroes

The Sun and Mercury in Taurus are on two very strong fixed stars, Capulus and Algol. These two tell the story of the betrayal of life and the feminine through violence, destruction, and the masculine principle, but also defense against harm. The suppression of body, nature, the archetypal feminine, affects extremely important areas of humanity: caring, love, sexuality, passion, and the ability to resist abuse. This Full Moon brings the most instinctive, deepest forces to the surface - love, but in case of abuse you have to defend yourself!

Learning to feel good!

Small and big bad habits that originate from a deep-seated feeling of not being well in the body, in the world, are revealed this week and can implode, in some cases even explode. We can and must learn to feel good. To relax our body, our nervous system (Taurus: body; Uranus: nerves), and to act from another, more powerful state.

Collapse or Breakthrough

Scorpio is also a sign of fear of loss and control. The cosmos forces us to ground ourselves more; if you have very strong resistances or hold on to behaviors or people that do you no good, then the breakthrough and new beginning can feel like a breakdown. It is up to you; the new is coming - are you ready to be happy?

Zero Hour

This week, especially on the 18th, and during the next 2 weeks, we can redefine ourselves. We have never been lost, nature has never been lost; we have just done everything to divert our attention from our bodies, from our true needs, even the base of our survival, earth. This Full Moon, happening during the first meeting of Venus and Uranus in Taurus since May 1941, is a new beginning.

Happy Full Moon and much Light...!


Libra Full Moon April 19, 2019 - Resurrection

This Full Moon is the strongest of the year. It sums up the topics that will occupy us in 2019 and 2020 and brings things to the surface... Easter is a real experience this year, because we can rise from something & start something new!

Time to leave the cocoon…      Image: Suzanne D. Williams/Unsplash

Time to leave the cocoon… Image: Suzanne D. Williams/Unsplash

Cosmic Hint

This Libra Full Moon is a very rare phenomenon: the 2nd Full Moon in the same sign. Two Libra Lunations in a row put relationships in the spotlight, and social behavior in general. How do we want to live together, how do you behave, what do we share and where do we want to be independent?

New Values

The Full Moon illuminates the changes that are necessary to implement these new decisions and social constellations. In 2019/20 a profound change is taking place. We need to live more efficiently, more sustainably, more truthfully, and give more value to the really important things in life!

Lightning Strikes

Some of these changes happen slowly in the background, others come in a flash. The Full Moon opposite Uranus brings flashes of lightning: fast reversals, insights, radical changes. When the Moon moves into Scorpio on Friday, in direct opposition to Uranus, those flashes can also be destructive and shocking. From Wednesday to Monday, life is unpredictable!

A New Life

In addition, just one day after the Full Moon, the sun changes signs as well, moving into Taurus, where it meets Uranus on Monday. This multiplies the Full Moon`s impact! This year, Easter may be remembered as a kind of epoch change. In your private life, you will probably see profound change in one area at least; in the larger world, this energy will show up in many surprising, shocking events, especially uncovering abuse of power, possessions, or intrigues…

Potential for Conflict

Pay special attention to conflicts between family and your other relationships. The Moon and Venus are in an uncomfortable aspect to each other. Dominant women, especially mothers, can be a problem; over Easter, it may be particularly difficult to break away from bonds, but look carefully at what you really want and what others want from you! Beware of cravings for sweets and an attitude of being emotionally demands.

Upheaval

These issues become even more important because relationship planet Venus is the official ruler of this Full Moon. On Friday/Saturday she is on the last degree of Pisces, and then changes to Aries, quite a difficult position, and another indicator of a sea change in social situations, and in what we want. This may be connected with the need for more freedom, or also, a wish to for a more open way of showing love. Watch out on Friday and Saturday, as something may lead to deep insecurity, or sadness; perhaps the unveiling of a family secret, the truth about a relationship, or even, a collective pain. However, there may be a kind of salvation in this, too...

Holding the Balance

Healing is definitely possible this Easter, and in the next 2 weeks. Mercury on Chiron in Aries (for the first time in over 40 years...!!!) brings the opportunity to feel yourself more, and to feel where you differ from others. In order to have a happy relationship today, partners need to be balanced; everyone needs independence and closeness, no one should sacrifice themselves for the other.  Realizing that the self is the basis for a relationship, and that you don`t need a relationship as the solution from your problems with yourself, can be painful, but is ultimately healing!

Time to Hatch

You can transform a lot this weekend; deep old wounds can heal, caterpillars can become butterflies. After all, Easter is the festival that celebrates spring, life, and the reawakening after a long winter. Spread you wings…

Happy Full Moon, and happy Easter!

Vollmond in Waage am 19. April 2019 – Auferstehung

Dieser Vollmond ist der stärkste des Jahres. Er fasst die Themen zusammen, die uns 2019 und 2020 beschäftigen, und bringt Dinge an die Oberfläche… Ostern ist dieses Jahr ein echtes Erlebnis, denn wir können aus etwas auferstehen & etwas ganz Neues beginnen!

Zeit für Veränderung… Image: Suzanne D. Williams/Unsplash

Zeit für Veränderung… Image: Suzanne D. Williams/Unsplash

Fingerzeig

Dieser Waage-Vollmond ist ein sehr seltenes Phänomen: der 2. Vollmond in einem Zeichen. Zwei Waage-Vollmonde hintereinander lenken den Fokus sehr stark auf Beziehungen, und Sozialverhalten generell. Wie wollen wir zusammenleben, wie verhälst du dich, was teilen wir und wo wollen wir selbständig sein?

Neue Werte

Der Vollmond erhellt die Veränderungen, die notwendig sind, um genau diese neuen Entscheidungen und sozialen Konstellationen umzusetzen. 2019/20 findet ein tiefgreifender Wandel statt. Wir müssen effizienter, nachhaltiger, wahrer leben, und den wirklich wichtigen Dingen im Leben mehr Wert geben!

Gewitter

Diese Veränderungen passieren teilweise langsam im Hintergrund, teilweise kommen sie blitzartig. Dieser Vollmond gegenüber von Uranus bringt Blitze: schnelle Kehrtwendungen, Einsichten, Umschwünge. Wenn der Mond, schon am Freitag, in Skorpion wechselt, und Uranus direkt gegenübersteht, können diese Blitze auch zerstörerisch und schockierend sein. Die Zeit von Mittwoch bis Montag wird unberechenbar!

Ein Neues Leben

Dazu kommt, dass am Tag nach dem Vollmond auch die Sonne das Zeichen wechselt, in Stier, und dort direkt auf Uranus trifft. Das vervielfacht den Einfluss des Mondes!! Ostern kann dieses Jahr eine Art Epochenumbruch werden – zumindest in einem Lebensbereich im Privaten, und in der größeren Welt in vielen überraschenden, schockierenden Ereignissen, besonders Aufdeckung von Machtmissbrauch, Besitzständen, oder Intrigen.

Konfliktpotential

Gibt besonders Acht auf Konflikte zwischen Familie und deinen anderen Beziehungen. Der Mond und Venus sind in einem merkwürdigen Aspekt zueinander. Dominante Frauen, vor allem Mütter, können ein Problem darstellen; es ist eine Zeit, in der es vielleicht besonders schwerfällt, sich von Bindungen zu lösen; schau genau hin, was du wirklich möchtest, und was andere von dir wollen! Vorsicht auch vor Heißhungerattacken auf Süßes, und emotionaler Anspruchshaltung.

Umbruch

Diese Themen werden noch wichtiger, weil Beziehungsplanet Venus offizielle Herrscherin dieses Vollmondes ist. Am Freitag/Samstag ist sie ausgerechnet auf dem schwierigen letzten Grad von Fische, und wechselt dann in Widder. Epochenbruch auch hier. Ein sehr deutlicher Umschwung in sozialen Situationen, und in dem, was wir wollen – vermutlich geht es um mehr Freiheit, du selbst zu sein – oder eine offenere Art, Liebe zu zeigen. Am Freitag und Samstag kann aber erstmal etwas passiert, was zu tiefer Verunsicherung, oder Traurigkeit, vielleicht der Enthüllung eines Familiengeheimnisses, oder einer Wahrheit über eine Beziehung führt – und/oder eine Art Erlösung bringt…

Die Waage halten

Heilung ist definitiv möglich am Osterwochenende, und in den nächsten 2 Wochen. Merkur auf Chiron in Widder (zum ersten Mal seit über 40 Jahren..!!!) bringt die Möglichkeit, sich selbst mehr zu fühlen, und sich von anderen abzugrenzen. Um heute eine glückliche Beziehung zu haben, muss die Waage zwischen den Partnern ausgeglichen sein; jede/r braucht Unabhängigkeit und Nähe, keiner sollte sich für den anderen aufopfern. Diese Erkenntnis, dass das Selbst die Basis für eine Beziehung ist, und nicht die Beziehung die Rettung vor den Problemen des Selbst, kann schmerzhaft sein, ist aber letztlich heilsam!!

Zeit zu Schlüpfen

Du kannst sehr viel umwandeln an diesem Wochenende; tiefe alte Wunden können heilen, Raupen zu Schmetterlingen werden. Ostern ist nicht umsonst das Fest, das den Frühling feiert, das Leben, das Wiedererwachen nach einem langen Winter.

Froher Vollmond, und frohe Ostern!




Aries New Moon on 5 April 2019 – Chose Freedom!

The Aries New Moon 2019 is the first in 9 years without Uranus in Aries. We`ve received many lessons about who we really are. The question now is whether we will apply what we`ve learned or fall back into the old…

April: Time to grow a pair…       Image by designecologist / Unsplash

April: Time to grow a pair… Image by designecologist / Unsplash

Woman in Chains

This fiery Aries Moon carries a bigger story. It falls on an important fixed star, the main star of constellation Andromeda. Andromeda was to be sacrificed because her mother had insulted Neptune, and was chained to a rock to be eaten by a sea monster. The hero Perseus flew in on Mercury`s winged sandals, and saved her at the last hour.

Myth-Making

March and April can feel like a reenactment of this Myth in our lives. Neptune, and the Monster, symbolize the stories, and collective and individual myths that we`re chained to. We need stories to give life direction and meaning, but far too often unquestioned, or unconscious beliefs, feelings, and stories steer our fate away from our truth and well-being. 

Distorted Truths

In the past, the myths that people told around the fire had a true core; our connection to nature and the mysteries of life. With the arrival of patriarchy and monotheistic religions, the nature of myths changed. Instead of truth, they became justifications of power structures. The best-known example is the Old Testament creation story in which God creates Eve from Adam's rib; a reversal of the basic fact that women have the power to give life. This distortion was necessary to give people an acceptable explanation for the new ideology that exploited women and nature instead of honoring them.

Natural Intelligence

Andromeda, the girl in the myth, stands precisely for this ancient distortion that is still alive: the power of our humanity, and the divine feminine, chained by fake myths, lies and intrigues. We need Mercury's winged shoes -  intelligence, common sense, discernment - to recognize these shackles as lies and to protect ourselves from the monster (i.e., the rule of the unconscious, of ideologies hostile to human nature, of narcissists and sociopaths).

Bondage

A square to Saturn symbolizes this danger of being tied up. In Capricorn, Saturn is particularly strict and rule-compliant. Striving for freedom can be severely punished. This applies especially to countries without democratic foundations. Women in particular could be severely punished if they try to break out of traditional marriages or obedience.

New Structures

In your personal life, Saturn can be the feeling of duties, professional or family responsibilities, financial pressure, or judicial/official constraints that prevent you from living your personal freedom. But compromise is possible! For many, this New Moon means finding new, intelligent solutions that combine freedom/living/fun with the necessary life structures and responsibilities.

Maturity

Ideally, we will emerge from the next 4 weeks with more integrity, maturity and strength than we had before. In the worst case there is senseless rebellion, or a suffocation and crushing of the spark of freedom, be it in a relationship, in a professional situation, or in a larger social or economic context.

To freedom!

The next four weeks are very important, for this New Moon takes place square to the nodal axis; it marks a watershed moment on the way to the very decisive and changing year 2020. Your decisions have weight. Let freedom be your guideline, and adapt the structures of your life accordingly. Not vice versa, lest the responsibility for things you don`t really chose crush you in the coming years.

Choose freedom, it is our origin. 

Happy New Moon!

Virgo Full Moon on February 19th, 2019: Heart of a Lioness

This Full Moon awakens an ancient mystery... and asks us to kill our ego in order to lift our humanity to a new level. It is about leadership. The next two weeks will bring conflicts between ego-controlled leaders who are concerned about image and profit, and people whose guidance comes from care and devotion. Which side are you on?

Awakening the Mystery… Image: Gift Habeshaw/Unsplash

Awakening the Mystery… Image: Gift Habeshaw/Unsplash

Devotion

The sign of the Full Moon, Virgo, is about acting out of a genuine sense of care and service to others or a cause. Virgo has high standards, but only because she sees what´s possible and doesn´t want to settle for half-assed solutions.

Practical Love

This influence makes the Full Moon caring, practical, heartfelt and generous; the only dangers are perfectionism or too much (self-)criticism. However, there is another important factor in the background that influences this Full Moon: it falls on Regulus, Heart Star of constellation Leo.

Leadership

Regulus is one of the most important fixed stars, and associated with military leadership, courage, success, but also too much harshness and falls from grace. For sure, Regulus embodies a male connotated, egotistic style of leadership. Donald Trump's ascendant falls on this Star... expect the next 2 weeks to bring decisive developments in US politics.

Epochal Change

In 2011, Regulus changed signs by precession. In Sun Sign Astrology (not real-sky-constellations), it no longer falls in Leo, but in Virgo. This change was very symbolic, and interestingly, it coincided roughly with Uranus entering Aries and Chiron, Pisces.

Women`s Revolution

Two weeks from the Full Moon, Uranus will change signs again, and move into Venus' sign Taurus; Chiron has been in Aries since the day before the Full Moon. A new 7-year cycle of drastic change begins. Uranus, planet of revolution and rebellion changing into Taurus heralds a time of shocking changes to femininity, and women leading revolutionary or reform movements.

Girl Power

These tendencies have already strengthened since last year (Uranus' first entry into Taurus was mid-May 2018); in many countries women, even girls, are currently at the forefront of political change or extra-parliamentary protest movements. This tendency is going to intensify.

Worried Warriors

Chiron in Aries, on the other hand, indicates a strong need for the male principle to renew itself, to heal wounds, and to find more wholeness and humanity. Most conflicts in the world, and most environmental destruction and exploitation, are currently caused either by men, or by institutions that embody "male" principles such as aggression, ruthlessness, competition, and harshness.

Lionesses

This Full Moon at 0 degrees Virgo is the first Full Moon here since Regulus moved into the sign of the Virgin. It symbolizes the transition to the kind of courage that comes from love, not egotism, to change that wants to improve living for all, not just maximise the profit of a small group. This would mean game over for the lone Lion ruling his clan. The new model would be the group of lionesses working together and supporting each other, not fighting for the alpha male...

Awakening of the Sphinx

 The transition from Leo to Virgo is the Sphinx. Today we know very little about this mythological being, but for many thousands of years sphinxes were represented and worshipped throughout the Mediterranean region. Lions (Leo) were traditionally associated with the Great Goddess, as was the bull (Taurus). In Greek mythology, the Sphinx is a guardian who kills people who cannot recognize themselves. Humans are a mystery to themselves, and inwardly dead, until they understands their body as an animal and stop rationalizing the mystery of life.

Serving Something Higher

The next 2 weeks open a very deep space of change. Allow yourself to get into more contact with your feelings, your body, and life around you. Observe yourself: What motivates you? Who do you take care of? Only yourself, or do you take responsibility for others and your environment? Are you a macho or part of the lionesses hunting together? - This applies to women and men. A mystery is coming back to life... Open your eyes and become yourself.

Happy full moon!

Aquarius New Moon on February 4, 2019 - New Wild Thoughts...

This positive and active New Moon marks two holidays: the Chinese New Year and the Celtic festival Imbolc. At the beginning of February, in the coldest time of the year, the new light of spring is already heralding itself. This dark moon enlightens and brings us into contact with the oppressed sides of ourselves...

This New Moon brings things to the light... Image: Conor Samuel/Unsplash

This New Moon brings things to the light... Image: Conor Samuel/Unsplash

Think differently

The New Moon at 15 degrees, the exact mid-point of Aquarius, takes place at the most stable of all 3 air signs. Aquarius stands for freedom of thought, and strong opinions. This New Moon brings lasting, and momentous, changes in our way of processing information, planning, and seeing the world.

Mentors

Jupiter and Mars in positive aspect at the New Moon show that in the next four weeks, we can quickly implement new ideas and visions of the future, and find the necessary means and support. A good time for all mentors, teachers and students, and all those who want to broaden their horizons. It is definitely a time to think and take ideas seriously!

Making it Happen

Thinking is the step between dreaming about something, and realizing it, and this moon activates thinking and planning. In 2019 the three big planets Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are in a very rare mutual exchange. The moon falls exactly between Saturn and Neptune and activates all three planets. There is the possibility to transform dreams into real & lasting structures - if you are ready to take unconventional paths and pursue your ideas!

New Media

Aquarius stands for freedom. It also represents the Internet, social/new media and networks, crowdfunding and future technologies. If you are entrepreneurial and innovative, use the next four weeks to sell your ideas, product or service through new channels and develop new strategies. The reward of the effort is more freedom!

Deeper

However, new ideas and projects should not be limited to technology or marketing. The Aquarius Moon has a much deeper, revolutionary orientation. This Moon at Imbolc, celebration of the Return of Light, takes place near Mercury and Lilith. Thoughts, and the exchange of ideas on the Internet and the (social) media, must be free. Not only "elites" should profit from the innovation that February brings..!

Return of the savage

Lilith, the Dark Moon, symbolizes some of the more complex aspects of the divine feminine; the deep wound that the feminine has suffered since its devaluation and banishment from the sphere of the sacred, and social power structures. This devaluation and exclusion causes festering, extreme anger, shame, and resistance, and makes natives of Lilith outsiders - often even feared!

Confrontation

Although Lilith is a face of the goddess, she is not only reserved for women. Lilith is that which, at first glance, seems repulsive; the humiliated, helplessly angry look of someone who has just been embarrassed, the unkempt refugee child, eyes full of defiance and despair. She represents everything in us that feels powerless, hopeless, and yet does not give up...   

Indomitable

Lilith's presence at the New Moon shows that the things that are developing now are breaking with old forms and formulas. The wild, the feminine, nature, and the full range of human emotions, everything that has been excluded for thousands of years, will (have to) find its way back into our thinking.

New Age

It is time for new ways of thinking, living, loving, working, producing. At this New Moon, and in the next four weeks, pioneers and trailblowers of a new way of life will find each other. The New Moon on the 4th is a forerunner of the Age of Aquarius; if this Moon touches you, you are part of it...! Take advantage of the opportunities and don't shame any part of what you are!

Happy New Moon.


Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo on January 21, 2019 - Inner Light & True Love

The total Lunar Eclipse at the beginning of the Aquarius period closes almost two years of intense experiences in friendship and love, creativity, and being oneself versus what others say. Time to take stock and let go of everything that´s not really close to your heart.

This Full Moon tells you to shine! Image: Julia Caesar/Unsplash

This Full Moon tells you to shine! Image: Julia Caesar/Unsplash

Fiery essence

We have a series of Full Moons at 0 degrees of their respective sign until March. 0 degrees is the purest form of each sign, the starting point. Leo is proud, fiery, fanciful and loving. The generosity of Leo is truly beautiful.

Lessons in Love

Since February 2017 we have had decisive experiences with love, being in love, heartache and heartbreak. If you look back at time this, you can take stock... and should take what you have learned into the next few years with you.

Rearview Mirror

The last time we had this phase was 1998/99, the same lunar eclipse as now happened exactly on January 21, 2000 in early Leo. Every 18 years the rhythm of eclipses repeats itself. Look back at this time and compare your experiences. Feelings and events similar to those of that time can emerge. But your attitude probably has evolved!

Be a Creator

Besides ruling true love, Leo stands above all for being yourself, self-expression and creativity. Full Moons bring highlights and illuminate something, but lunar eclipses often also bring the end of something so that something new can begin. Something that blocks your creativity has to go!

Changes of Path

In the next 6 months, expect many unforeseen and unplanned turns in the area of love, creativity, and also, children, and life plans. The lunar eclipse takes place in square to Uranus - that is, the conflict between "who am I really" and "how should I be according to XYZ" continues until the summer. The results will be exciting...

Ego Boost

The nodal axis in Cancer/Capricorn indicates that 2019/2020 will be crucial for many structural and family issues. But to know where you want to go professionally and in the family, it is important to know yourself first! Leo is the heart, also the ego, what you really want and desire. Leo is desire! What we want to have and experience in our lives.

Light & Love

The next 6 months are a kind of final result of our experiences from 2017/18, and how we bring them into the future. Follow your heart! Or, as the shamans say, "Que tu sol séa brillante". May your sun shine brightly.

Happy Lunar Eclipse!

Translated with support from www.DeepL.com/Translator

Capricorn Solar Eclipse on January 6, 2019 – New Structures and Deep Courage

The astrology of the first New Moon of the year – which is a Solar Eclipse to boot - is very clear. It is about sustainability, stability, and truthfulness. Anything that doesn't fit into your life anymore will go in the next 6 months!

The Magic of an Eclipse… Image: Matt Nelson/Unsplash

The Magic of an Eclipse… Image: Matt Nelson/Unsplash

Power in the house

A Solar Eclipse between Saturn and Pluto is per se extremely powerful. In Capricorn, the sign associated with life structures and principles, it`s twice as strong. At the latest in February, when Saturn reaches the degree of the Solar Eclipse, we will feel the full effect - you can assume that at least one important life situation will change drastically until this summer.

Double Dynamite

The New Moon takes place only a few hours before Uranus changes direction. This adds an explosive, unexpected and revolutionary element to the already very strong transformative energies. In economics and politics everything is possible in the next 6 months; unforeseen moves, power plays, or sudden changes to heretofore stable situations.

Change!!

In the private sphere we sit on the ejector seat; those who do not voluntarily plan, clean up and create structures that are good for them, will get an involuntary boost from outside. This could be a sudden layoff, an unexpected separation, or a family problem that takes more time than expected.

Uneasy?

Venus is on the very last degree of Scorpio during the New Moon; a difficult position. On the one hand, it shows we still have to digest the consequences of last year's relationship turmoil. Emotional baggage can still depress us, even if we were able to shake off or heal a lot of it at the beginning of the year. Perhaps it was not love, but financial issues that posed a problem; further sharp fluctuations on the stock market are possible. With both love and money, a kind of subtle discomfort could remain with us for a while.

Off the Deep End

Yet at the same time, 29 degrees of Scorpio holds a powerful magic and mystery. It`s old soul territory for sure, asking us one more time to dig deep in love, to not be afraid of those slings and arrows, nor dark realisations, that sometime emerge with passion. It asks us to burn away the dross and reconnect to the true, uncompromisingly loving nature of our heart. In this way, we can capture the essence of our soul-journey of the last months and take its wisdom with us into the next two Capricorn years.

Build it from Scratch

2019/2020 is all about creating new structures appropriate to the current state of your life. You will need this depth of experience in love and self-worth to take the right steps. To help further, 2019 also brings a lot of help from teachers, discussions, insights and compassion to get you on the right track.  

Teachers United

The New Moon already indicates these special aspects between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. This year we will get unique possibilities to completely change our world view and what we think we know about ourselves for the better. So take everything that happens as a learning opportunity. This solar eclipse wants us to grow up. This requires courage and discipline. Go for it!

Happy New Moon!

Sagittarius New Moon on December 7, 2018 - Tightrope Act towards the Future

This New Moon gives us an impetus to make our dreams come true; but it is not yet a matter of taking action, but of balancing our belief systems and desires! Beware of short-circuit actions...

Struggling for Balance… Image: Leio McLaren/ Unsplash

Struggling for Balance… Image: Leio McLaren/ Unsplash

A Message For You

For the next 2 weeks, pay special attention to messages that reach you from within. Mercury goes direct on the day of the New Moon; our thinking changes direction. And Mercury is extremely important because it contacts Chiron for the last time in over 40 years from a water sign.

Behind the Curtains

Secrets are being revealed right now; family secrets, insight into old dependency patterns. Venus and Mercury are in Scorpio; our relationships depend on real, deep communication, otherwise they suffer. And Mercury/Chiron shows what actually stands in the way of this loving contact.

New Thinking

On a personal level we can experience a kind of rebirth, a new beginning, but also a deep pain that draws our attention to these old patterns and urges us to leave them behind. What’s more, in the next two weeks we can find a completely new orientation of our thinking.

World View

Use the opportunity to check your world view. Where do you dare to do something, and where do you think you can achieve nothing great? What do you think about the world? Where do you sabotage yourself through semi-unconscious moods, fears, or false information?

Hard Feelings

Sometimes these faith checks can be very unpleasant. Because if you are really honest and allow yourself to realize that a certain belief in your life was wrong, there is often a bitter aftertaste. "Had I known this earlier, I would not have made the mistake / would have applied there / would have moved there ...".

No Regrets

Please don't let such thoughts pull you down! These insights are part of life, for everyone. There is a reason why you only now give up this fear/insecurity/restriction and not 10, 5, or 2 years ago. We have to accept that we all are developing, and things take time.

Fresh Start

Even when you are 70, you can still change your life. There are people who still follow their dream at 60, 70, 80 years of age, after a "normal" life in normal jobs, and boredom or disappointment. As long as we live, nothing is too late. This is also the message of Sagittarius, the optimistic and ever young fire sign.

Tightrope

With so many planets in the mutable signs Sagittarius and Pisces at the moment there is a sense of insecurity and a dance on the tightrope. This lack of stability will soon pass. Try to accept that things may be getting pretty messy right now and even previous securities seem to dissolve again.

Review

This last New Moon of the very intense, partly beautiful, partly disturbing year 2018 is not meant for stabilization. It is there for you to review your belief system and your opinion about yourself, about others, about the world, and to steer you in more productive and beautiful directions.

Freedom and Security

Until mid-month we have Mercury in uncomfortable aspect to Uranus. That is even more of that tightrope act. We are put to the test by freedom. How much can you let go of what keeps you in chains? How much do you dare to change your view of life so that you can lead a more independent and happier life?

Take these questions seriously, because 2019 will demand decisions that will guide your life in new or old ways! Dare to be optimistic, even if you don't have all the information together yet. Happy New Moon!


Translated with the help of www.DeepL.com/Translator


Gemini Full Moon November 23, 2018 - New Information, New Doors

This moon at 0 degrees Gemini is a call to openness. Do not defend what you believe, but be open to new information. It is time to review your worldview. Because your faith influences your reality!

Which door will you chose? Robert Anasch / Unsplash

Which door will you chose? Robert Anasch / Unsplash

Change

The Gemini Full Moon marks a huge change of energies between November 22 and 26. The ruler of the Full Moon, Mercury, is retrograde. This means we have to think through many things. Besides that, strange, confusing or time-consuming situations can occur in everyday life. Sudden cancellations, rebooking, returns or lost mail, problems with electronic devices... The same applies to false information or beliefs: they can have far more serious consequences.

Fated

Adding to the possible confusion are unexpected, sometimes karmic or compelling meetings. These meetings may reveal mistakes in your thinking and interaction with others. They can teach you something if you are open to it; even problems and disappointments lay the foundation for a better restart. And some encounters or messages can turn out to be extremely lucky and promising in the future!

Conspiracy or Theory?

The Mercury/Neptune Square reveals a lot of parascience, "conspiracy theories” or previously hidden information, but also disinformation and lies! Discrimination is crucial. Make sure to double-check and verify facts and sources, but also be open to overthrow old ways of thinking and worldviews.

Wobbly Ground

In fact, since many structures of our society were developed by sociopaths for sociopaths, bizarre intrigues and power games that would never occur to a normal person are out there. Much of what is labelled as "conspiracy theory" is true; but very much is also untrue, completely misleading, or literally insane. The mainstream media have their own blind spots, political guidelines and agendas that distort news.

Stumbling blocks

These topics extend into the private sphere. Daily information and knowledge influence your image of the world and what you think is possible or impossible. At the same time, there is a feedback loop; how you feel affects how you receive the news. Does your disenchantment with politics perhaps reflect a deeper hopelessness and impotence in your life? Every day, we redesign ourselves and our possibilities. What restrictions do you have? Can you imagine something else?

Paradise

Along with the confusion, there is nothing less than an open road to paradise for those who can see it and recognize possibilities. You can meet benefactors, and messengers who bring certain insights and information that may bear beautiful fruit in the future. This moon is inspiring, like a huge fresh canvas - what do you want to paint on it?

Jupiter

Jupiter's influence over the next two weeks is GREAT! The largest planet in its home sign will bring more justice and open doors - some of which will lead you into unimaginably beautiful new lives. For everyone, this time should bring at least one truly positive encounter, message, sensation or experience. With a sense of proportion you can achieve a lot now. Only check before whether everything is correct, or whether an offer or a person are fraudulent.

Relationships-wise

Venus is still under strong pressure until January; you should definitly check on your set of beliefs regarding love and relationships (and money). Here you can expect breakthroughs and really change your value system. Pay attention to what you think is possible and impossible, and which patterns or partner types you attract again and again.

Epic

Expect insights, flashes of genius and new values on an epic scale in the next 2 weeks. Jupiter enlarges everything. At the same time, many things will only be finally cleared up when Mercury turns direct after St. Nicholas Day. In December a lot will change again - use the magic until the end of November!

Happy Full Moon!

Scorpio New Moon November 7, 2018 - Rebirth from the Depth

The November New Moon falls exactly on Samhain, one of the most important Celtic festivals of the year. It concludes a strange and difficult astrological phase, and signals a new beginning from the depths of our self...

Light and Darkness belong together. Image: Nousnou Iwasaki / Unsplash

Light and Darkness belong together. Image: Nousnou Iwasaki / Unsplash

Half-Half

Samhain is often associated with Halloween/ All Saints Day/ Day of the Dead. However, from an astrological point of view, Samhain takes place only on November 7th; when the sun has passed through exactly half of its time in Scorpio, and the power of letting go and transforming is greatest.

Without Borders

November is the end of the year; it is time to part with what has happened and prepare for winter. It is also about acceptance for the cycles of life, and an awareness for the ancestors, and death. In the time of diminishing light, the rational separation of living and dead is lifted for a moment, and spirits and visions penetrate more easily into this world.

Light and Matter

At a higher level we can understand now that we also dream in the waking; that "life" and "death" always belong together. Our body is matter, dead; only our life spark, our life energy, which is limited and which begins to incarnate in matter at the moment of conceptions, enlivens it. When we lose an arm or a leg, we are still alive, still the same soul; only when the inner fire of life goes out, we are dead - in the form we had in this lifetime.

Share the fire!

At Samhain, people thought of their ancestors, but they also lit the fire for the new year: In the upcoming darkness the light shines all the brighter. When the sun is dimming, we can find the fire within ourselves and share it with others.

Deep roots

That the New Moon falls on 15 degrees Scorpio, Samhain, is extremely rare. This Moon marks something very deep, and stirring. Today we have lost the awareness that many things develop over a long period of time before suddenly becoming visible, like a plant that first forms its roots and only then sprouts. At the moment we are experiencing, socially, politically and ecologically, the consequences of decades of abuse and overexploitation of human and living resources.

More clarity

Right now, in the darkness, at the end of Venus' retrograde, and at the end of Jupiter's year in Scorpio, much is coming to light. Jupiter changes into Sagittarius one day after the New Moon... Much of what was still unclear around the New Moon will be illuminated in 3 stages: end of November, end of December, and mid-January.

Old knowledge

At the same time, the new moon darkly illuminates the extremely rare harmony of Jupiter, Chiron and the North Node in the late Water signs. We can draw from the deepest depths, from a well whose shaft goes back thousands of years to another time... Things have not always been the way they are today. The view of the world, of being human, of our place in nature was not always as it is today.

A lot of feeling

The moon in positive aspect to Neptune brings even more mysticism, dreams, and compassion. At the same time, so much emphasis on the Water signs also opens an access to suffering, and distorted emotions. This moon is strong, but also subtle. It may bring some emotional undercurrents. Stay centered on the intention to let go of negative baggage and remain anchored in the world around you. The magic is there when you choose to see it!

Care

Pluto and Vesta, the Holy Flame, are in positive aspect to this moon. Trusting your feelings without losing yourself in them can put you on the right track and focus you on what is really important. The North Node of the Moon in Cancer, and Venus and Ceres together also point to a lot of love and care (though the square/opposition to Uranus also shows possible disturbances/shocks in nature or for women/children as a result of the new moon).

From the 8th Jupiter will be in Sagittarius for one year, the mood will be expansive and optimistic. The time around the new moon gives us the emotional foundation to steer this expansion in the right direction. Happy New Moon!

Translated with the help of www.DeepL.com/Translator

Taurus Full Moon on October 24, 2018 - Unpredictable

The full moon on the 24th brings explosives. The Sun has just entered Scorpio, in opposition to Uranus, destabilizing things. The Moon falls almost exactly on Uranus and increases the tension. Our values, close relationships, and finances, are exposed to unexpected shocks and twists. In addition, Venus is still in the underworld. We have arrived at the bottom of our hearts and do not yet see clearly ...

You may not see what’s coming. Image: Ryoji Iwata / Unsplash

You may not see what’s coming. Image: Ryoji Iwata / Unsplash

Deep Magic

Taurus and Scorpio are the axis of what you own, and what you share; the axis of sensuality and passion, of having and letting go. Moons on this axis always have special power. More than power, they have magic. It’s the deepest trance, self-realization, passion, and yet being rooted in the beauty and realness of the world.

Special Case

Due to the strong Uranian influence though, this Moon is special. You can fly to the stars, or see something go up in flames in your life. The moon is particularly strong in Taurus, and can also assert itself. With Uranus, your wants and desires can go over the top, and you, or someone close to you, may become stubborn and selfish.

What Matters?

The question here is: What should you insist on because it is important and special for you, and where is danger that you become stubborn, brusque and hurtful because you feel threatened in your ego? It is the question of mine/ours, and how they can be brought together. Sharing, or getting involved, can be frightening. But the Sun in Scorpio longs for that, even if you have to let go of something to do that.

Compromise

In the time around the full moon there will probably be conflicts between your values and will, and those of your partner or other important people. This could feel extreme and threatening, as if it could break you to give in. What is really worth to enforce, and where should you find a compromise? With four planets in Scorpio, the desire for closeness is so strong that it could make you give in... or make quarrels bitter and mean.

Passion

The tension between Taurus and Scorpio can also become sexually super-charged. With Uranus things can suddenly feel explosive, a fight can turn into sex, or vice versa. You could fall out, or in love unexpectedly. However: with such a strong influence of Uranus, the connection will rather not be permanent (there are exceptions).

Lady Fate again

Moreover, Venus is retrograde, and the full moon takes place in exact square to the moon’s nodes. This gives everything that happens an extremely fateful character. Courses are set, paths emerge and fade before our eyes. Perhaps it will only become clear in retrospect how important this time was; perhaps the intensity leaves you no time to think.

Nervosity

Feelings go deep at the end of October, and if you can't process things, you might have the feeling of exploding or experience attacks of nervousness. Pay attention to people around you, because these tensions can build up quickly and unexpectedly. Take good care of yourself, try to eat well, move, ground yourself... You may also need a lot more sleep and rest.

New Cycles

The full moon also marks the middle of Venus' retrograde. On the 26th Venus and the Sun meet, starting a new cycle of relationships and finances. The Full Moon allows you to draw the first balance a in relationship questions, financial and self-worth topics. However, it will not be the final word! On the 31st, with the Venus/Uranus opposition, everything can change again in these areas; in November, when Venus moves back into Libra where she goes direct, things can change yet another time.

Taking Stock

Use the full moon to look back. What has happened in the now ending Venus cycle? From April 2017 until now? What has happened since the last Venus retrograde in Scorpio, in October/November 2010? What harmful patterns could you discard in dealing with others, in love, sex, closeness? What value do you want to give yourself and get from others? Venus and Saturn in positive aspect support reason and stability, a counterweight against self-will and uncontrolled emotional explosions. Try to feel what is right for you inmidst all chaos. Only you know the answer...

Happy Full Moon!

Translated with the help of www.DeepL.com/Translator

Libra New Moon on October 9, 2018 - Find Your Deepest Truth

This New Moon is the first of three moons during Venus' retrograde. It has three strong contacts to other planets that suggest emotional extremes in the next 4 weeks. This Venus retrograde in Scorpio is a journey into the underworld, the underworld of our feelings, and we are asked to fight for our truth.

Time to stand up for what you feel. Image by actionvance / Unsplash

Time to stand up for what you feel. Image by actionvance / Unsplash

Struggle for Harmony

Sun and moon in Libra need harmony and peace. We long for peace, for balance and togetherness. But this peace must be fought for. This only seems paradoxical. There are forces in the world, possibly in your life, that you have to resist in order to achieve peace. That is the sign of the times, at least for the next 4 weeks.

Justice under pressure

4 weeks is exactly the time Jupiter will still spend in Scorpio. Jupiter's entry into Scorpio last October quickly exposed Harvey Weinstein and triggered the #MeToo movement. Jupiter in Scorpio stands for the clearing up of power- and sexual abuse; but since Jupiter also protects, he also stands for more corruption in justice and politics. It is precisely these two tendencies that we could observe in recent weeks worldwide. The next 4 weeks will bring a kind of bottom line of corruption and abuse scandals that we won’t be able to overlook.

Lost Daughters

The issue of violence against women is far from over; the new moon is taking place on Ceres, which is associated with mothers, daughters, abduction/abuse, and nature. We have just received an urgent warning of global warming above 1.5 degrees; we have also been seeing reports for weeks showing the full extent of disregard and abuse of women - be it violence, or systematic professional discrimination as reported by a leading German newspaper out of German ministries.

Concern

In your private life, issues might arise about your mother, or your children; custody issues, or disputes with the father or mother of your child. In general, you might feel more anxious about the children or the family. On the other hand, the moon on Ceres also shows a lot of love and care. There can be deep moments of connection to your mother or child. This connection is forged precisely by the strength of emotion, perhaps pressure or worry. There could be a spectacular kidnapping or (environmental) disaster with many civilian victims, that brings these issues strongly into the public eye.

Danger in the air

The square to Pluto formed by the new moon and Ceres speaks for extreme emotions that can cause people to take extreme measures. Many feel threatened. People who have never acknowledged, let alone worked through, their own emotions and traumas will be looking for an outlet for their anger, fear and frustration. Be careful! Police forces or other official bodies may also be more abusive. Also here, especially women, children, and nature could become the target.

Friction surfaces

This "battle of the sexes" is reinforced by the simultaneous hard aspect between Venus and Mars. There can be a lot of stress in your social environment in the next four weeks. People may be sensitive and aggressive because they feel pushed beyond their limits. In relationships, friendships, or simply in normal social life, there’s a real possibility of unpleasant, aggressive, hurtful or strange situations. It may be a good strategy to defuse tension through humour, sport or assertive flirts.

Outside and inside

This will probably not be easy sometimes, because pressure builds up in yourself, too. Old traumas that have to do with helplessness, abuse, shame or betrayal can flood you momentarily. There can be a lot of anger about certain people / circumstances of your life coming to the surface, too. Pay attention to what makes you so angry or helpless; it is a sign of what needs to be healed in the next four weeks, or in Venus’ retrograde cycle.

Inundated

Finally, the new moon makes an aspect to Neptune, too. The most difficult, but most rewarding, task will be to combine self-interest and the truth of one's feelings with compassion for others. It’s difficult, but it’s the way. The Neptune aspect also calls for compassion for all beings, and for a new urgency to take care of our mother planet. In your personal life you can learn to forgive others or to put yourself in their place, and still stand by your true needs and feelings. Neither being self-righteous nor being flooded with too much care for others is a solution. Find the middle way!

Borders

To readjust social and personal imbalances will not be possible without struggle and confrontation, that’s for sure. The deep feelings that are awakened by all the Scorpio planets show you where your limits are. A big topic of the next four weeks will be to say "No" to people, projects, and ways of being that no longer feel good. Or, to dare to say “Yes” to someone or something that scares you, but you feel in your heart to be what you want. Astrology only reflects what is necessary. We need real, intense feelings as guides to show us with whom and how we want to go on through life, and what we no longer want to accept.

Happy new moon, and a touching and healing journey into the underworld <3

 

Translated with the help of www.DeepL.com/Translator

Full Moon in Aries on September 25, 2018 – Burning Flames

A strong Full Moon is coming up and you will be feeling it! This Moon involves everything – your responsibilities, your relationships, and, you. How can we accept ourselves, warts and all? How can we be happy in our relationships, given our wounds and fears? How much pressure can we take from outside? This Moon has two answers… Chiron and Vesta hold the keys.

With all the pain and stress: Stick to your holy flame… Image by: Olga Bast / UnSplash

With all the pain and stress: Stick to your holy flame… Image by: Olga Bast / UnSplash

Critical Feelings

The Moon falls in very early Aries, on Chiron, the Wounded Healer. On the same day, Chiron will retreat back into Pisces, on the critical 29th degree. This is a major test of your psychic resilience. Chiron brings up sensitivities, insecurities, and sometimes wounds in the self that feel unbearable – lack of self- respect, self-rejection, doubts that you are worthy of living.

Without Words

The Sun in Libra wants us to be grown-up and rational about it. Let’s talk… Mercury is close to the Sun, opposing the Moon. But perhaps you don’t want to talk. Some wounds just go too deep. They may have been inflicted before you could speak, or think. They can have been embedded into your self before you had a notion of “self”.

You First

However, Chiron’s wounds can be healed. Take whatever hurt, insecurity or inexplicable irritation that appears in your life around this Moon as a clue. Pain may be especially connected to relationships and outer pressure, from bosses, parents or authorities. The Aries Moon, however, asks you to take care of yourself – you are responsible, no one else.

Forgiving Life

That’s why you need to accept, and forgive yourself for the pain you carry. It may be a feeling of never being enough, good, successful, pretty, slim, smart enough. It may be a feeling of deep sadness, feeling forlorn, not knowing why you are here. Or the memory of an abuse, neglect, betrayal, injury, that you could never get over.

Let it Be

Allow that feeling to be there, don’t try to numb it, belittle it, or suppress it. Just let it be what it is. This may take seconds, hours, or days, depending on you and your experience. Doing that will change your energy, and your way of relating to others, the way you deal with stress. This is the message of the Full Moon: Heal yourself first, then take care of the rest.

Web of Life

We get another important message from the cosmos: Allmost all celestial bodies are in the first part of their signs. This creates a web of connections, some stressful, some supportive, but all connected to each other. We can’t solve problems in isolation. Our personal wounds and sensitivities are inseparable from how we can or can’t have happy relationships, and how resilient we are towards stress.  

War or Peace?

And of course, Venus in Scorpio is still squaring Mars on the South Node; relationship troubles, and a battle of the sexes scenario –mainly arising from male abuse of power – continue to play out in the public sphere. There is a danger of blind brutality and domination with Mars on the South Node; but the Full Moon is acutally in harmonious aspect. If we use diplomacy and consideration for all parties, and if we take care not to act out insecurities and old anger, then there’s a potential for positive action, especially group efforts, and new/old friends, even strangers, coming together for a cause.

Time to Rest

In your personal life, expect some weird conflicts between your personal freedom and your wish for companionship; a lot of thinking and talking about relationships, friendships, social situations; and the need to make space and time for withdrawals if needed. The Moon square with Saturn shows you may also feel down, or exhausted physically. Coming around the change of seasons, the body might need more rest, so don’t push over certain limits.

Holy Flame

Saturn, the Lord of time and Karma, is conjunct Vesta, Roman Goddess of the Hearth, Home, and the female, nourishing principle that holds everything together. In Rome, the fire of Vesta was always kept burning, by virginal priestesses. They were held in such high regard that when they passed, Senators bowed their head to the Goddess, and Holy Flame, they represented.

Focus and Devotion

The Latin word for hearthfire was “focus”; and Vesta also symbolizes that. Find your focus, find your passion, what you devote your heart to. Don’t let old hurts, ego, or relationship drama derail you. That’s the ultimate message of this Moon: Stick to your holy flame, keep it burning in your heart. When you come from that place, you may find the strenght to deal with whatever pain in your life, and burn it into fertile ashes.

Happy Full Moon!

Virgo New Moon September 9, 2018 – Time for Breakthrough!

This extraordinarily dynamic New Moon shows that the next four weeks are the time for big steps towards reaching a goal! It brings discipline, oversight, strenght of character, and stamina to see things through.The only stumbling blocks are troubles with self-worth and relationships. Those have to be solid for you to really advance, but you may need some time to see clearly.

With whom will you stand on the mountain top? &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Image: Karl Magnuson / Unsplash

With whom will you stand on the mountain top?                 Image: Karl Magnuson / Unsplash

Think Big

September’s New Moon falls in the sign of work ethics and everyday discipline, Virgo. It’s extraordinary because it gets a huge boost from the planet of power and transformation, Pluto, and benefactor Jupiter. Huge gains are possible mainly through work, discipline, but also the courage to take risks, to invest in what you believe in, and to cooperate.

Work it through

These very positive influences are even more powerful because Saturn has just turned direct, and communication planet Mercury is in pracical Virgo, too. In September, you can jumpstart earthy, structure-building energy in your life. Get going with the tasks, the projects, and the nitty-gritty detail. You’ll be able to work through all the little things needed for long-term, or bigger, goals and projects.

Progress for You

There is a big cosmic go for projects to take off in the next four weeks (Pluto/Jupiter sextile). For some people, the scope of what comes in will probably surprise you - you literally can make dreams come true. Or, meet benefactors that help you a lot. But no matter where you’re at in your life, you will be able to make progress that feels big for you. Just don’t get overwhelmed by detail, or overthinking. 

Love Work

There is a challenging, and fated constellation happening around the New Moon. This is the one you need to watch out for: some very difficult aspects to Venus – relationships, self-worth, finances. Venus has just entered Scorpio, a sign that she is not happy in. Relationships and enjoying life can seem more difficult, and will require work, including looking at aspects you usually shy away from.

Difficult Relationships

Venus is going to stay in Scorpio for several month. Relationships and also money issues can be a source of unforeseen conflict, a lot of nervous tension, fear and anxiety. Venus enters the new sign in tension to Mars. Emotions can blow up, and in relationships, you may feel aggressive, and hurt you partner, or get hurt. This is not an easy aspect, even when you are a relatively calm and centered person.

Very Sensitive

What makes things potentially more hurtful, but also brings perspective for healing, is an uncomfortable contact between Venus and Wounded Healer Chiron.  Small things can escalate into sharp hurts, but also deep insights in the roots of that hurt feelings. Your “inner child” can feel deeply wounded, or lash out – Attention!

Surprise!

Venus in Scorpio is also coming close to an opposition with Uranus. You could suddenly find out about secrets that change everything between you and your partner, or experience sudden changes of heart that hit you like lightning. Obsession, jealousy, and fear of losing someone or something can start suddenly and without warning (with Uranus involved) or build up slowly under the surface. Either way, your demons will come out to play.

Test of Integrity

The question is then: DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH YOUR DEMONS, protect them, and attack or manipulate others in order to go on like usually? Or do you take the chance to look those hurt pieces of you in the eye, acknowledge their pain, but do not let them make you hurt others? This is a time to put a leash on those things that run rampant in your half-conscious self and distort your ability to fully love, fully engage in life, and be free.

Losing Value

All of these difficult situations can be made harder by inexplicable lows in self-esteem, or feelings of downright valuelessness. This is not an easy side effect of Venus in Scorpio, and next month, Venus retrograde. Especially Taurus and Libra people, take care of yourselves! For all signs: Do not get lost in darker emotions, self-doubts, or feeling offended/annoyed by someone close to you. If you manage to work through things, or face certain abysses, you can come out much stronger, individually and/or as a couple.

Foggy View

The New Moon in opposition to Neptune makes these topics potentially more unclear. However, Neptune ties in positively with Jupiter and Pluto, thus making projects more humanitarian, with broader scope. You may have to fight some fatigue and foggyness in the next week. Don't get carried away with either pessimism or super-rose-colored glasses. Some things probably will only get clearer after mid-November.

Mixed Feelings

The New Moon holds huge opportunities, and a positive, earthy and real feeling, mixed with difficult emotional challenges. There is no contradiction here though. In order to build up what we realy need in the very important next years, up to 2020, we need to come to terms with our emotional baggage, and refine our relating skills. Most importantly perhaps, we need to give ourselves the value we deserve for the world to reflect it back to us.

Start the Magic

The magic starts when you use the depth of emotions, of those taboo parts in yourself, to serve as the fuel for what you can build. September is an incredible month for making progress in your life. And to make sure your emotions are in tune with what you are doing, and that you truly want what you are working on. You are worth everything you desire, as long as it doesn't harm others. Go for it.

Much love, and Happy New Moon!

Full Moon in Pisces, August 26th 2018 – Deeply Connected

This Full Moon brings some very sweet, very harmonious, aspects, but without turning static. On the contrary, there’s a lot of excitement in the air, feelings, passion, and the real desire to break out of old ways of life and jump right into a brand-new future.

Immerse yourself into Life. There is no separation...&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Image: Finn Gross Maurer / Unsplash

Immerse yourself into Life. There is no separation...      Image: Finn Gross Maurer / Unsplash

Coming Together

The background of this Moon is the beautiful and constructive contact of Saturn and Uranus. It’s a rare aspect, and only happened in 2017 in the fire signs, and this year in early Capricorn and early Taurus. You can use existing structures, or hierarchies, to promote your individual path, and your innovative ideas.

Supported

Those early Taureans and Scorpios that have been shaken up by Uranus’ stay in, or opposite, their sign since May, receive a lot of support by Saturn until October/November of 2018. This is why they are better able to combine the new with the old, the erratic with the stable, and freedom with security. At least this year!

Earthy

The Sun in early Virgo joins that special Harmony and really lightens up the Sky for everyone with planets or points in early Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, and, Pisces. You can basically just float. Know that the Earth carries you – you can just BE. For everyone, actually, this is a time to be conscious of the physical reality that sustains you – your body, and the earth. Those two are the only constants while you are alive. What more do you need?

No Net

The Moon in early Pisces adds compassion, dreams, creativity and romance to the mix. It’s like, for once, you can really let go, without a safety net, because you feel you ARE safe, anyway. Even if you died, you’d be safe. This is the energy of this very special Earth/Water mix. We are not only at home on Earth, but we also have a much bigger home in spirit, in the unknown, in the cosmos, in divine love.

Feel It!

This feeling is a much-needed antidote to the anxiety and very real material troubles an increasing number of people are in. This won’t get better during the “Saturn-and-Pluto-in-Capricorn” years, 2018-2020. But there are several factors that point to a way out; one of them is Neptune in Pisces, its home sign. Compassion, and connection to a higher power, bigger truth, and the web of life, may be the one thing that make the biggest difference, now and in the next years. The Full Moon will make you feel this!

Apart from this, the time around the Full Moon also is a much-deserved break after this Summer’s crazyness. Still there are a few pitfalls to watch out for. They have a lot to do with relationships, frustration, control, and money.

Bottled Up

Mars is very strong because he’s about to turn direct in less than two day’s time from the Full Moon. And there is a connection to Pluto, and a difficult aspect to Venus coming up on the horizon. This means things can get unexpectedly volatile around the Full Moon. Romantic moods can be shattered by some outburst of frustration, or bottled-up anger. Be careful, as the Sun in uneasy aspect to Chiron makes everyone more sensitive, and easily hurt. You could trigger someone’s childhood trauma, or be triggered yourself.

Dark Side

Venus makes an exact square to Pluto during the Full Moon. This puts oil in the fire. It makes you more passionate, but with the danger of obsessing, and coming on too strong. Venus/Pluto is afraid to lose what they love, and can slip into the dark side of desire. Watch out for becoming clingy or manipulative from fear of not getting what you want. Also, watch any dominant tendencies that do not feel playful, but real. This aspect can bring a very deep connection, but only if you dare to face the abyss.

Wait a Little

Lastly, Mercury makes a weird aspect to Neptune. You may be prone to fantasizing in broad daylight or to just not want to see the unpleasant truth about something or someone. This aspect can also just make you float away more. Just don’t make major business decisions around the Full Moon if possible. And don’t buy your dream car at that place with the really nice salesman either… ;)

Balanced

Relationships can give you a lot of TLC around the Full Moon, or a lot of stress – or most likely, both. Maybe you want love and closeness so much that you start being pushy, or yield too much. Try to stay balanced, don’t “sacrifice” anything important for being with someone. Because this Moon is not really about romance.

Coming Home

It’s about re-connecting to Earth, grounding yourself, and really becoming fully incarnate. It’s about feeling the connection with all of life, and that includes the wasp on your plate. It’s about becoming real. But real meaning, anchored into material reality WITH the awareness of the connection between everything that is alive. Feel the Earth, the vast intelligence sustaining your every breath, and every step. It’s this awareness you will need to life in the next years. Only this awareness can make you tell real from fake, nature from artificiality, your true needs and wishes from what the world tirelessly tries to sell you.

Happy Full Moon, Happy Floating & Happy Anchoring.

Leo Solar Eclipse August 11th 2018 – Strategic Decisions

The second Solar Eclipse of the Summer happens in the midst of 6 planets retrograde, among them Mars and Mercury. How to act, how to decide? What’s right, what’s wrong? The closeness of the Eclipse to Mercury and Pallas Athena shows we’re asked to think before we jump.

Time of the Wisdom Goddess. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Image: Christopher Campbell / Unsplash

Time of the Wisdom Goddess.       Image: Christopher Campbell / Unsplash

Warrioress

Female warrior asteroid Pallas Athena plays a major part in August’s eclipse, being almost exactly conjunct Moon and Sun. Pallas is the general, the strategic thinker. Pattern recognition and well-thought out, thorough action are ascribed to this important celestial body. It’s pure intelligence – embodied by a woman.

Out of Whack

Looking at the world today, we can see the consequences of unbridled toxic masculinity in power in most places on the planet. Disregard for our basic resources, careless and reckless exploitation of people, animals, soil and water. Nevertheless,  Western people like to think of themselves as rational – in contrast to other, “less civilized” cultures. In reality, we have a distubing lack of common sense, discernment, and deeper knowledge in Western politics, economics and societies.

Justice!!

Asteroid Goddess Pallas Athena sticks her spear into that wound. This is the Goddess who will go a long way to ensure justice is being done and intelligence prevails. She has been involved in July's big Lunar Eclipse too, but even more so in August. We have a big chance to come clear here - until January of 2019. Coming clear about lies and those white lies we tell ourselves in order to justify unhealty decisions and life situations.

Re-Visions

You will have to rehash, and rework, a lot of unfinished business in the next 4 weeks and beyond. With so many planets retrograde, the going can seem tough, or delayed. But there’s a reason for this. You need to build your future on solid, well-thought through decisions. This is what retrogrades are for. It’s a time to re-think, re-plan, to adjust and update. Mercury will go direct on the 19th, Mars, on the 27th. From then on, the time is right to act on your choices!

Assessment

The influence of Pallas will also help to smooth out any too grandiose, or unrealistic, plans you have. Thinking big is not a problem, but with some of the eclipse’s aspects, you may be tempted to jump before thinking, and to make some too generous estimates. Especially plans involving a company’s resources, other people’s money, debts and loans could be unrealistic. Please be careful not to make binding promises or lasting commitments. Signing contracts involving bigger sums of money can be a less-than-ideal decision, esp. during the time Mercury is still retrograde (until August 19th), but possibly for the next four weeks. Be sober!

Finger Pointing

This last Solar Eclipse in Leo is highlighted by a quite rare formation, a yod ("Finger of God"). In order to reach your goals in alignment to who you really are, and want to be, you’ll may have to jump through some hoops. Issues of self-doubt, obsessively negative thoughts, or emotional games played by others (or you) could distract you from your goals. Some unforeseen crisis may emerge that you would have to care for first. However, it’s also a reminder for you to be clear about who you are, what you really want to build in your life over the next years.

Powerful Intentions

Short-term solutions and “fixing” things are not the way to go in the next month, or even, six months. Two strong, very positive aspects in the background of this Solar Eclipse show that building things long-term, step-by-step, promises much bigger rewards. Also, don’t ignore the power of your will, or intention. This shouldn’t be the kind of “I’ll show them" will. Use your faith in life, your trust in yourself, and send out your intention, without attachment to the outcome. You can even make a ritual, or find another way of anchoring your heart’s desires in your consciousness. Believe in yourself, and believe in life’s willingness to give you what is really the best for you, in perhaps unexpected ways.

Cold Comforts

Emotionally, this Eclipse can bring some strains. A hard aspeect between Saturn and Venus, and an uncomfortable connection between Uranus and Venus, can make the “good life” seem out of reach momentarily. Don’t be dragged down. Perhaps it's not the best time to party (although a New Moon in Leo IS a great time for that...). You may feel more serious, and more like building your life on solid foundations so you can enjoy more down the road. This eclipse is for adults only – you’ll need patience! ;)

Zen

So, water your plants, tend to your projects. Take care of yourself, and those you love. Be responsible and ready to defer gratification, even if you think, not again… We are all readjusting the way we live, and think. We’re in for a change, because the old ways are not leading to where we want to go anymore. So be patient. The Goddess is watching over you…

Happy Solar Eclipse!