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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!

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!

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

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

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!

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!

Cancer Solar Eclipse July 12/13th 2018 - Emotional Supercharge

This extreme Eclipse New Moon asks us to change – but change may not come easy, and feel forced in some cases. The pressure is building. The next month will highlight what the years 2018-2020 ask us to transform in our family, home, and career situation. Anything that is outdated here will definitly draw our attention, dramas are possible. Thankfully, we have helpful resources in the background.

Sometimes you need the dark to bring out the light...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Image: Laura Skinner / Unsplash

Sometimes you need the dark to bring out the light...                                                   Image: Laura Skinner / Unsplash

Destiny Calling

Here it is, the supercharged, dramatic debut of the summer’s eclipse season. This summer, we have three eclipses, one Solar eclipse more than usual. All three eclipses happen during Mars retrograde, which is very unusual. To top it off, Mars retrogrades over the South Node of the Moon, the point connected to eclipses. We have a doubly karmic, or fated, time ahead.

Dancing On Graves

What turns up the heat at this Eclipse is an exact opposition of the New Moon to Pluto. Pluto is the planet that demands us to let go of anything that is not true to our deepest self. It peels off all layers of pretense, or sometimes tears them off, no matter what. Pluto in this respect resembles Kali, the destroyer of lies and pretense that dances on the graves of our inauthentic personas…

Cocooning

Sun and Moon together represent wholeness, the coming together of the male and female energies, positive and negative poles, yin and yang. In Cancer, this is an especially fertile, emotional, and homey combination. You’ll want to go on a holiday on the seaside, and wash any troubles of body or soul away. You’ll be yearning for close connections to people you really care for. Or, to take care of your home base, your house, garden; you may long for a place to cocoon and shut out the big “bad” world.

Protected?

With Pluto and Saturn opposing the sign of Cancer, however, the bigger world, the workplace, political, economic and social conditions start to intrude more and more into the smaller, more protected sphere of home and family. This is a general trend building up to 2020, and it’s now highlighted. Expect more news in the world about problems and difficult developments for families, but also about fixing that and people starting to resist.

Slings and Arrows

For your private life, expect several possible scenarios. Emotional manipulation or drama is very possible; someone could try to make you feel guilty, or use emotional blackmail, to get what they want. Open confrontations and standoffs are also possible, with people feeling very much threatened and lashing out in response.

The Heat is On

Possible arguing points are parents, children, family stuff; household matters, things about apartments or houses, the homeland, and career and workplace issues, or things concerning your social standing and authority. Authorities may put pressure on you, this could be a boss, but also government bodies like fiscal authorities, social security or medical insurance. Immigration issues could surface as well.

Breakdown

Pluto in opposition can signify real breakdowns of cars, machines, or heretofore functioning structures in your life - the need to repair things. It also indicates that some of the opposition you encounter may be hidden, or unclear, like rumors or gossip spreading and endangering your private life or career. If something stark happens to you, it is vital to keep in mind that you have the same power that seems to oppose you, within you!

Putting Down Roots

Learning to harness power and learning how to stay as calm as possible under enormous internal or external pressure is one of the lessons of this Eclipse. You may have to dig into you deepest soul roots, or connect with your ancestors and lineage, to have the necessary power to go through the next four weeks. Just know that you are asked to come out stronger. This is an incredible opportunity to shed emotions and ties, even things, that stand in the way of your soul growth.

Lucky 13

Other aspects happening at the Solar Eclipse suggest strong helping forces in the background. Jupiter has just turned direct at 13 degrees Scorpio, bringing strong regenerative power and a non-naïve kind of optimism to the scene. Notice  that Jupiter turns direct on 13 Scorpio, while the Solar Eclipse (at least in Europe and Asia) happens on Friday the 13th. Both the day and the number relate to the goddess,that's why they were defamed as unlucky... but actually, the opposite is true.

Harmony and Support

Indeed, Venus, Saturn and Uranus are in harmonious aspect to each other in the three Earth Signs. Social interactions, friendship and love can support you, and lead to innovative and unexpected benefits and solutions. The goddess aspect is strong as Venus is close to Ceres, dwarf planet symbolizing the creative and life giving power of the Earth herself, and Uranus being close to Juno, Goddess of loyalty and also a matriarchic force.

Be Nurturing!

Stability and help is at hand if you connect to the females in your life, or nurturing men, and if you own your motherly and caring power, to oppose any bad intent coming at you from outside or inner forces. Connecting to nature herself, the soil, the ground, plants and animals, could be the sole cure for any inner torture this month (and beyond). This is not a platitude; physical contact to the earth and soil is proven to be healing – check “grounding”.

Tectonic Movements

Things that happen around the 12th/13th, and until the next Solar Eclipse on August 11th, may shake you to the core. You may be receiving messages tailor-made for your soul, or have insights that well up from deep within. During the upcoming Mercury retrograde from end of July through to mid-August, you'll be able - and in need - to work them through.

Living inside the Mystery

Expect some unexpected re-vigoration of old connections, new alliances and in the background, helpers. We are in a Mars retrograde; this is the part where the hero/ine has to make his/her way trough the underground, or withdraws wounded. This is also where they meet wise old women in the woods; elfs and dwarfs; someone to dress their wounds and cool the fever. They have to trust life and its forces. Evil doesn't exist in the natural world. Remember, the cosmos loves you. Time to become your true self!


Happy New Moon!!

 

Taurus New Moon May 15th 2018 - Heros and Heroines

Taurus is the most serene of all signs, but this New Moon is not calm! Tension has been building up for the last week, and the 15th/16th bring a huge shift in energies. This New Moon is connected to change. Looking at the Real Sky constellations, it sits on the Sword Arm of Perseus the Hero. There is something in your Life you should cut loose from to free yourself...

The power is here - will you use it?&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Image by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash.

The power is here - will you use it?                                Image by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash.

Power and How to Use It

This Moon brings raw power. Uranus is moving signs, into Taurus, just a few hours after the New Moon, in square to warrior Mars, on star Capulus, the Sword of Perseus. This Moon is about personal freedom. It gives you the will, and power, to break through anything that holds you in chains.

Caution

A word of warning first: Around the New Moon, everything is pumped up with energy, at a level that we are not used to handle. It's as if you were used to train with rubber swords and now for the first time you have to fight with a real sharp blade. Or imagine putting a Porsche engine in a family car. If you step on the gas pedal unprepared, you end up crashing. That’s why it’s important to take this seriously.

Step by Step: Uranus

What makes this New Moon so strong is the Uranian influence. Uranus changes signs, into Taurus, just hours after the New Moon. Uranus brings freedom, by whatever means necessary. If you are unwilling to move, then he'll make you. Taurus is the sign of safety, of sticking to the material comforts you know, often out of fear of the unknown. It's a collision waiting to happen... for all of us, collectively, but also on a very personal level!

Jump, or be pushed

It's a recommended strategy to be proactive and responsible in preparation of a Uranus transit. This goes especially for people with strong natal Taurus placements (Sun, Ascendant, Moon, Venus, Mercury, Mars in Taurus). You'll have to be honest with yourself. Think about where in your life you hold on to something that keeps you in chains. This is where Uranus will most likely work on change in the next seven years. You can then take a decision about what to do with the situation.

Going Wild

Mostly, Uranus transits start with a bang. So just know that you may feel under the weather, exhausted, or on the contrary, totally energized, electrified, or frazzled. Uranus is a lot about electrics, electronics, new media, and our nervous system. Don’t be surprised if your electrics and appliances go haywire around this New Moon, or unforeseen hang-ups take place in your home, job, or in traffic. Your nerves will be strained, so take care to ground yourself. Nature is a great antidote to Uranian stress, especially now with the Sun in sweet Taurus...

Another Caution

Nerves will be even more on edge because Uranus is being squared by Mars, first at 29 Capricorn/Aries, then at 0 Aquarius/Taurus. That’s absolutely, super-highly unusual. It shows that whatever New will come in the next 7 years, it will be edgy, and there is potential for big fights. For the days surrounding the New Moon, this means that many people may be on the edge. Nerves can feel raw, and an outbreak, shouting, or violence may seem like the only way to deal with that for some. Watch out, don’t provoke anyone, don’t even make a funny remark that could hit a sore spot. This is no joke...

Expect the Unexpected

The general feeling around the New Moon is unpredictability. There can and will be a lot of rescheduling out of nowhere, people changing their minds, and changing them back, last-minute turnarounds, a sense of disorientation, or of having the ground pulled under your feet. The earth herself could be volatile, too, with earth movements or drastic weather patterns. And of course, a lot of sabre-rattling and probably bombings or the like in the world theatre, if not the start of a real war (although that is even more probable during Mars' retrograde in Summer, esp. in August.)

Remember Yourself

If you are prepared however, you can use this surge to step up to a higher level of self. The New Moon in Constellation Perseus shows that you can be the hero, or heroine, in your own life! The sword is there, will you dare to use it? Changing something often means severing ties – in some cases, this can be the umbilical cord that still attaches you to a kind of mothering that you have long outgrown. It will be a lot about getting rid of deals where we trade in “security” for our joy of life, freedom and authenticity, be that in a job, relationship, or even a cultural or religious identity. Those steps will take courage.

Free Floating

Sticking to the old ways just because they make you feel safe won’t work anymore. It’s starting now. Be smart. Be proactive. Just don’t be impulsive or foolhardy around this New Moon. Be the warrior who bides their time, then strikes and slays the dragon in their own heart and mind, to be free... forever...

Happy New Moon!!