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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

Vollmond Mondfinsternis in Löwe am 21. Januar 2019 – Inneres Licht & wahre Liebe

Die totale Mondfinsternis am Beginn der Wassermann-Zeit schließt knapp zwei Jahre ab, in denen es viel um Freundschaft und Liebe ging, und um Kreativität, Man selbst sein versus Was die Anderen sagen. Zeit eine Bilanz zu ziehen und alles loszulassen, was du nicht wirklich liebst.   


Dieser Vollmond sagt: Strahle!  Image: Julia Caesar/Unsplash

Dieser Vollmond sagt: Strahle! Image: Julia Caesar/Unsplash

Reines Feuer

Wir haben noch bis März eine Serie von Vollmonden auf 0 Grad ihres jeweiligen Zeichens. 0 Grad ist die purste Form des jeweiligen Zeichens, der Startpunkt. Löwe ist ein stolzes, feuriges, kreatives und liebevolles Zeichen. Die Großzügigkeit von Löwe ist etwas Wunderschönes.

Lektionen in Liebe

Seit Februar 2017 haben wir entscheidende Erfahrungen mit Liebe, Verliebtsein, Herzschmerz und Liebeskummer gemacht. Wenn du auf die Zeit zurückblickst, kannst du eine Bilanz ziehen… und solltest das, was du gelernt hast, in die nächsten Jahre mitnehmen.

Rückschau

Das letzte mal hatten wir diese Phase 1998/99, dieselbe Mondfinsternis wie jetzt ereignete sich exakt am 21. Januar 2000 im frühen Löwen. Alle 18 Jahre wiederholt sich der Rhythmus der Finsternisse. Schau zu dieser Zeit zurück, und vergleiche deine Erfahrungen. Ähnliche Gefühle und Ereignisse wie damals können auftauchen. Aber du bist vermutlich weiter gekommen!

Sei ein Schöpfer

Neben Liebe steht Löwe in deinem Leben vor allem für Du selbst sein, Selbstausdruck und Kreativität. Vollmonde bringen Höhepunkte und beleuchten etwas, aber Mondfinsternisse bedeuten auch oft das Ende von etwas, damit etwas Neues beginnen kann. Etwas, was deine Kreativität blockiert, muss weg!

Wegänderungen

Rechne in den nächsten 6 Monaten mit vielen unvorhergesehenen und ungeplanten Wendungen im Bereich Verliebtsein, Kreativität, auch, Kinder, Lebensplanung. Die Mondfinsternis findet im Quadrat zu Uranus statt – das heißt, die Auseinandersetzung zwischen „wer bin ich wirklich“ und „wie sollte ich laut XYZ sein“ findet bis zum Sommer weiter statt. Die Ergebnisse werden spannend sein…

Ego-Booster

Die Mondknotenachse in Krebs/Steinbock deutet darauf hin, dass 2019/2020 entscheidend für viele strukturelle und Familien-Fragen wird. Aber um zu wissen, wo wir beruflich und in der Familie hinwollen, ist es wichtig, erstmal sich selbst zu kennen!  Löwe ist das Herz, auch das Ego, das, was man wirklich will und begehrt. Löwe ist Wollen! Das, was wir in unserem Leben haben und erleben wollen.

Licht & Liebe

Die nächsten 6 Monate sind eine Art Endergebnis unserer Erfahrungen von 2017/18, und wie wir sie in die Zukunft einfließen lassen. Folge deinem Herzen! Oder, wie die Schamanen sagen, „Que tu sol séa brillante“. Möge deine Sonne hell leuchten.

Frohe Mondfinsternis!!

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!

Steinbock-Sonnenfinsternis am 6. Januar 2019 – Neu, tief und verbindlich

Die Astrologie des ersten Neumonds des Jahres – gleichzeitig Sonnenfinsternis – ist klar und deutlich. Es geht um Nachhaltigkeit, um Stabilität, und um Wahrhaftigkeit. Alles, was nicht passt, wird in den nächsten 6 Monaten gehen!

Die Magie einer Sonnenfinsternis… Foto: Matt Nelson/ Unsplash

Die Magie einer Sonnenfinsternis… Foto: Matt Nelson/ Unsplash

Pure Kraft

Eine Sonnenfinsternis zwischen Saturn und Pluto ist per se extrem kraftvoll. In Steinbock, dem Zeichen, das mit Lebensstrukturen und Grundsätzen des Lebens verbunden ist, wirkt das nochmal doppelt so stark. Spätestens im Februar, wenn Saturn den Grad der Sonnenfinsternis erreicht, werden wir den vollen Effekt spüren – du kannst davon ausgehen, dass sich mindestens eine wichtige Lebenssituation bis zum Sommer nachhaltig verändern wird.

Plötzlich

Der Neumond findet nur wenige Stunden vor Uranus` Richtungswechsel statt. Das gibt der ohnehin sehr starken Veränderungsenergie ein explosives, unerwartetes und revolutionäres Element. In Wirtschaft und Politik ist in den nächsten 6 Monaten alles möglich; unvorhergesehene Schachzüge, Machtspiele, oder plötzliche Lageveränderungen.

Schleudersitz

Im Privaten sitzen wir auf dem Schleudersitz; wer nicht freiwillig plant, aufräumt und Strukturen schafft, die ihm/ihr guttun, der wird von außen unfreiwillig Anschub bekommen. Das könnte eine plötzliche Kündigung sein, eine unerwartete Trennung, oder ein Familienproblem, das mehr Zeit erfordert als gedacht.

Schwierige Liebe?

Venus ist während des Neumonds auf dem allerletzten Grad von Skorpion; eine schwierige Position. Zum einen zeigt sich, dass wir noch an den Folgen der Beziehungsturbulenzen des letzten Jahres zu knabbern haben. Emotionale Altlasten können uns noch bedrücken, auch wenn wir jetzt am Jahresanfang vieles abschütteln oder heilen konnten. Eventuell waren es auch finanzielle Themen, die ein Problem darstellten; weitere heftige Schwankungen an der Börse nicht ausgeschlossen. Bei Liebe und Geld könnte noch eine Weile lang eine Art subtiles Unbehagen im Raum stehen.

Aus der Tiefe

Doch gleichzeitig birgt 29 Grad Skorpion eine mächtige Magie und viele Geheimnisse. Es ist das Gebiet alter Seelen. Wir sollten in unserer Liebe die Tiefe nicht scheuen, keine Angst vor den Dornen der Rose, oder schwierigen Erkenntnissen haben, die manchmal mit Leidenschaft einhergehen. Venus bittet uns, alle Schlacken zu verbrennen und uns wieder mit der wahren, kompromisslos liebenden Natur unseres Herzens zu verbinden. Auf diese Weise können wir die Essenz unserer Seelenreise der letzten Monate einfangen und ihre Weisheit mit uns in die nächsten zwei Steinbockjahre nehmen.

Von Grund auf

2019/202020 geht es darum, neue Strukturen zu schaffen, die dem aktuellen Stand deines Lebens entsprechen. Du wirst die Tiefe der Erfahrung in Liebe und Selbstwertgefühl brauchen, um die richtigen Schritte zu unternehmen. Und es gibt mehr Hilfe 2019; Begegnungen mit Lehrern, besondere Situationen, Diskussionen, Einsichten und Mitgefühl werden dir den richtigen Weg zeigen. 

Allianz der Lehrer

Der Neumond zeigt die besonderen Aspekte zwischen Jupiter, Saturn und Neptun, den Lehrern, bereits an. In diesem Jahr werden wir einzigartige Möglichkeiten erhalten, unser Weltbild und das, was wir unserer Meinung nach über uns selbst wissen, zum Besseren zu verändern. Nimm also alles, was passiert, als Lernmöglichkeit. Diese Sonnenfinsternis will, dass wir erwachsen werden, auf allen Ebenen. Das erfordert Mut und Disziplin. Trau dich!

Frohen Neumond!

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.       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!

Aquarius Lunar Eclipse July 27th 2018 – Going To Extremes

The upcoming Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius is the most dynamic event of the year: emotional, surprising, shocking, revealing. Navigate through whatever life throws at you and keep in mind: this Eclipse wants to shake you out of your rut, and can help you kill what holds you back from your true Self.

Illlumination is Coming...                                                                Image: Blake Cheek / Unsplash

Illlumination is Coming...                                                                Image: Blake Cheek / Unsplash

As Strong as It Gets

The Full Moon Eclipse on Friday, July 27th brings some astrological extremes: First, it’s the longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century. The Earth's shadow will be covering the Moon for almost 4 hours. Its effect, if you have planets around 2-6 degrees of the fixed signs Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio, could last up to four years for you. This is no joke – it’s a huge chance to change your life!!

Red Hot

Second, it happens very close to retrograde Mars, and the South Node. Mars makes this a very active, assertive, even aggressive event. Due to the retrograde, it's physically at its closest to Earth - even more combustible. In the sky, you'll be able to see Mars shimmer in a reddish hue, right next to the Blood Moon... Emotions are super-strong and instinctive. That can go both ways – you can save the day, or act on impulse and destroy something. You may be confronted with old emotions, too, likes and dislikes you thought you were over, and really bad, unconscious behaviour patterns in yourself and others that you may find hard to control. These are the patterns you should eliminate!

Traffic Jams

Brace yourself for nerves being on edge – especially as Mercury goes retrograde the day before the eclipse. No matter where you go, in traffic, at the office, in your relationship, hell may break loose - at least temporarily ;) This Eclipse is pushing things to the limit, and beyond. Roads may be blocked, trains or plans cancelled, important information mixed up or temporarily lost. Confusion and chaos can make people lose it. Be aware of that and don’t pour oil into the fire!

Illumination

Basically, you get your subconscious served to you on a silver platter at the eclipse. A Full Moon illuminates!! An eclipse does the same, but in a much more radical way. It may happen as instant enlightenment, or take days or weeks, for you to see through the emotional fog. Latest when Mercury (19th) and Mars (27th) turn direct in August, you should be able to evaluate what happened, or what you need to do. Then, your actions will be very powerful, and well thought-through. Although it may feel like having to live through a hurricane or wildfire to get there.

Cremate to Create

All those wildfires raging at the moment are no coincidence. Fire destroys, but it can also purify. Just imagine your old teenage room burning to the ground. Would that really be so terrible? Wouldn’t it also be a relief of sorts? Because you’ve changed since that time! Why keep a mausoleum of your former self around?

Raising to the Occasion

You’ll have a huge chance to see things go up into flames that don’t serve you anymore. You can rise like the phoenix out of the ashes of your former self. Yes, that may take a while. Perhaps you’ll have to do some mourning. But don’t waste time, at the latest in January 2019, in the next eclipse season, the speed will pick up again, and there will be a lot at stake. You’ll have to be ready for the next level. Nothing is ever lost, anyway. Because what you need, will stay with you. Only the dross will be taken away.

Sparks Will Fly

Uranus in square to Mars, Sun and Moon, is ready to throw some (en)lightning bolts. Uranus wants you to wake up, and will tease or taser you out of complacency and faulty compromises. Expect events out of the blue: lovely surprises or unforeseen, shocking turns. Either way, it’s the same impulse working. This Eclipse is like a huge powder keg, and Uranus is throwing in the spark. The ends justify the means in this Eclipse. Someone freaking out on you could lead to a deep insight about them, you, or your relationship, that turns out to be helpful in the end.

Slow Learners

There’s a sweet story from Tibetan buddhism that shows how this Eclipse may work: A master had a devoted student; but the usual meditations, lectures and examples just wouldn't show any effect. The student wouldn’t grasp the nature of spirit. In the end, the master, exasperated, told him to take a heavy bag of grain and carry it to the top of a nearby mountain. He instructed the student not to stop on his way, for whatever reason, until he reached the top.

Don't Resist

Dutifully, the student started the journey. The sack was really heavy, and the ascent difficult. But fearful of disobeying his beloved master’s instructions, he kept on struggling uphill, step by step. After an eternity he reached the peak, threw down the sack, and lay down on the earth, completely exhausted. In that moment, overcome by the exhilaration and sheer depletion of his ordeal, he let go of all resitance. At that moment, he understood the nature of spirit.

Drop It, Finally!

Maybe you’re one of those people who need to live something though to the limits, to be completely exhausted, before you can let go of some stupid habit, or negative conditioning that keeps you from a happy life. This Lunar Eclipse is a teacher that will use every trick in the book, even playing with your life, and safety, to get you to that place where you have to LET GO.

Detach and Go!!

Expect things to be weird, unusual. You will be pushed to find different solutions, new and untried. Go for it. Dare! We live in a world built on conventions and routines, but a nevertheless crazy world that values money over life, “safety” over authenticity, prejudices over truth. This world starts to shake. Use your common sense and your clarity and gut to reach the next level of your life, and your consciousness, in the next four weeks. Follow your heart to lead you to a new you.

Happy Lunar 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...                                                   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!!

 

Neumond mit Sonnenfinsternis am 13. Juli 2018 - Veränderungsdruck

Dieser extreme Neumond mit Sonnenfinsternis bringt Veränderungsdruck, und diese Veränderungen sind nicht immer einfach. Der nächste Monat wird zeigen, was die Jahre 2018-2020 von uns verlangen, was wir in unserer Familie, unserem Zuhause und unserer beruflichen Situation verändern müssen. Alles, was hier veraltet ist, wird sich bemerkbar machen, Dramen sind möglich. Zum Glück haben wir hilfreiche Ressourcen im Hintergrund.

Manchmal bringt das Dunkel das Licht...                                                                              Foto: Laura Skinner / Unsplash

Manchmal bringt das Dunkel das Licht...                                                                              Foto: Laura Skinner / Unsplash

Das Schicksal ruft

Das aufgeladene, dramatische Debüt der Sommer-Finsternis-Saison ist da. Diesen Sommer haben wir drei Finsternisse, eine Sonnenfinsternis mehr als normal. Ungewöhnlicherweise geschehen alle drei, während Mars rückläufig ist. Außerdem steht Mars am Südknoten des Mondes, dem Punkt, der mit den Finsternissen verbunden ist. Wir haben eine doppelt karmische oder schicksalhafte Zeit vor uns.

Tanz auf Gräbern

Was diese Sonnenfinsternis so extrem macht, ist die genaue Opposition vom Neumond und Pluto. Pluto ist der Planet, der uns auffordert, alles loszulassen, was unserem tiefsten Selbst nicht treu ist. Es schält und reisst alle Schichten von (Lebens-)Lügen und Verstellung ab, koste es was es wolle. Pluto ähnelt in dieser Hinsicht Kali, der Zerstörerin, die auf den Gräbern unserer falschen Persönlichkeiten tanzt....

Im Kokon

Sonne und Mond zusammen stehen für Ganzheit, das Zusammenkommen der männlichen und weiblichen Energien, positiver und negativer Pole, Yin und Yang. Bei Krebs ist dies eine besonders fruchtbare, emotionale und heimelige Kombination. Du möchtest den Urlaub am Meer verbringen und alle Sorgen von Körper und Seele abwaschen. Du sehnst Dich nach engen Verbindungen zu Menschen, die dir wirklich wichtig sind, und willst dich um deine Basis, Familie, Heimat, Haus und Garten kümmern. Vermutlich würdest du am liebsten die "böse" weite Welt aussperren.

Geschützt?

Mit Pluto und Saturn in Opposition zu Krebs beginnt die größere Welt allerdings, mehr und mehr in den kleinen, geschützten Bereich von Haus und Familie einzudringen. Die Arbeitssituation, die politischen, wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Bedingungen üben immer mehr Druck aus. Das ist ein allgemeiner Trend, der sich bis 2020 stetig steigert. Erwarte mehr Nachrichten über Probleme und schwierige Entwicklungen für Familien und "kleine Leute", aber auch über die Behebung dieser Probleme und über Menschen, die sich zu wehren beginnen.

Fallen und Schlingen

Im Privatleben können verschiedene Dinge passieren. Emotionale Manipulation oder Dramen sind möglich; jemand könnte versuchen, dir ein schlechtes Gewissen zu machen, oder emotionale Erpressung benutzen, um zu bekommen, was er oder sie will. Offene Konfrontationen und Auseinandersetzungen sind ebenfalls möglich, wobei sich Menschen sehr bedroht fühlen können und als Reaktion darauf austeilen.

Siedepunkte

Mögliche Streitpunkte sind Eltern, Kinder, Familien- und Haushaltsangelegenheiten, Wohnungen/Häuser, das Heimatland, Karriere- und Arbeitsplatzfragen oder Dinge, die deine soziale Stellung und Autorität betreffen. Behörden können Druck ausüben, ein Chef sein, oder staatliche Stellen wie Finanzbehörden oder Versicherungen. Auch Einwanderungs- und Statusfragen könnten auftauchen.

Reparaturbedarf

Pluto kann echte Ausfälle von Autos, Maschinen oder bisher funktionierenden Strukturen in deinem Leben bedeuten - die Notwendigkeit, Dinge zu reparieren, oder komplett zu erneuern. Einige der Widerstände, die dir begegnen, können verborgen oder unklar sein, wie Gerüchte oder Klatsch, die dein Privat- oder Berufsleben, oder deinen Ruf, gefährden. Wenn dir etwas Krasses passiert, ist es wichtig, daran zu denken, dass du die gleiche Macht in dir hast, die sich dir zu widersetzen scheint!

Wurzeln schlagen

Es ist eine der Lektionen dieser Sonnenfinsternis, wie man unter enormem innerem oder äußerem Druck so ruhig wie möglich bleibt. Möglicherweise musst du zu deinen tiefsten Seelenwurzeln vordringen oder dich mit deinen Vorfahren oder Linie verbinden, um die nötige Kraft für die nächsten vier Wochen zu haben. Auf jeden Fall solltest du in dieser Zeit gut für dich und andere sorgen! Alles, was passiert, kann dich stärker machen. Diese Sonnenfinsternis ist eine unglaubliche Chance, Gefühle, Bindungen, sogar Sachen, loszulassen, die deine Seele nicht mehr braucht.

Glückszahl

Andere Aspekte, die bei der Sonnenfinsternis auftreten, weisen auf starke Hilfskräfte im Hintergrund. Jupiter ist gerade auf 13 Grad Skorpion direkt gegangen, was eine starke Regenerationskraft und eine nicht naive Art von Optimismus zum Vorschein bringt. Jupiter steht still auf 13 Skorpion, und die Sonnenfinsternis findet (zumindest in Europa und Asien) am Freitag, den 13. statt - sowohl der Tag als auch die Zahl beziehen sich auf die Göttin. Das ist auch der Grund, warum sie als unglücklich diffamiert wurden; dabei ist das Gegenteil der Fall.

Harmonie und Unterstützung

Tatsächlich stehen Venus, Saturn und Uranus in den drei Erdzeichen in einem harmonischen Verhältnis zueinander. Soziale Kontakte, Freundschaft und Liebe können dich unterstützen und zu innovativen und unerwarteten Vorteilen und Lösungen führen.

Göttin An Bord

Ceres, der Zwergplanet, der die schöpferische und lebensspendende Kraft der Erde selbst symbolisiert, ist ebenfalls in dem Erd-Dreieck beteiligt. In Jungfrau ist sie besonders stark; das heißt auch eine Betonung von Umweltthemen, sowie - wieder - der Themen Verlust oder Trennung von Kindern. Juno, Göttin der Loyalität und Ehe und ursprünglich auch eine matriarchalische Kraft, in Stier neben Uranus bringt überraschende Verbindungen von Freiheit und Treue.

Sei fürsorglich!

Stabilität und Hilfe ist vorhanden, wenn du dich mit den Frauen in deinem Leben verbindest oder mit nährenden Männern. Mit mütterlicher, fürsorgliche Kraft kannst du jeder Herausforderung gegenübertreten, die von äusseren oder inneren Kräften auf dich zukommt. Das gilt nicht nur für menschliche Bindungen. Die Verbindung zur Natur selbst, dem Boden, Pflanzen und Tieren, könnte in diesem Monat (und darüber hinaus) eine Heilung für innere Qualen sein. Das ist keine Plattitüde; der physische Kontakt zur Erde und zum Boden ist nachweislich heilend - siehe "Grounding".

Schlagartig

Dinge, die um den 12./13. und bis zur nächsten Sonnenfinsternis am 11. August geschehen, können dich tief treffen. Nicht nur im negativen!! Möglicherweise hast du Einsischten, die aus den tiefsten Tiefen deines Selbst aufwallen. Oder du erhälst Nachrichten, die genau für das Wachstum deiner Seele zugeschnitten sind. Die wirst du während der bevorstehenden Rückläufigkeit von Merkur, von Ende Juli bis Mitte August, durcharbeiten müssen und können.

Leben im Mysterium

Erwarte eine unerwartete Wiederbelebung von alten Verbindungen, neue Allianzen und im Hintergrund Helfer. Mars ist rückläufig; dies ist der Teil, wo der Held / die Heldin seinen Weg durch den Untergrund machen muss, oder sich verwundet zurückzieht. Hier begegnen ihm oder ihr weise alte Frauen im Wald, Elfen und Zwerge, jemand, der ihre Wunden verbindet und das Fieber senkt. Genauso zwingt dich die Sonnenfinsternis dazu, dem Leben und seinen Kräften zu vertrauen. In der Natur gibt es nichts Böses. Das Universum liebt dich. Zeit, zu werden, wer du bist!


Happy New Moon!!

Übersetzt mit Hilfe von www.DeepL.com/Translator

 

New Moon Solar Eclipse February 15th 2018 – Universal Affection

We urgently need a cosmic reboot regarding love & relationships on this planet. People are caught up between being too involved, obsessed, jealous and controlling, or too detached, commitment-phobic and flaky. This Solar Eclipse gives us the opportunity to try out a new freedom, that is connected and committed nevertheless…

Image: 2Photo Pots on UnSplash

Image: 2Photo Pots on UnSplash

Elite Power

6 months ago, we had a Solar Eclipse in Leo, on Regulus, the heart star of the constellation. This was a VERY Leo event, dramatic, passionate, while at the same time also bringing in some war-mongering, male aggression, and sabre-rattling on the world stage. Leo is a very elite sign, and for sure, the elite were pulling off some bad stunts in the last 6 months as well (the embarrassing political situation in Germany, the US tax bill…).

New Rules

This eclipse sets a new tone, it occurs in late Aquarius, a freedom-loving, justice-loving, equalitarian part of the zodiac. If Leo is Royalty, Aquarius is the people, and the right of each individual to be their own unique self. A very progressive, and forward-thinking crowd. The only danger here is stubbornness and clinging to extremist ideologies. For sure we’ve seen enough of this, but there will be a chance for more rational communication and thinking, too.

Hold Lightly

The kind of relationships favored by this eclipse are light and detached, but not without heart. Actually, a square from Jupiter can make things more passionate than they seem at first. You’ll need to find a balance between a strong need for passion, depth, and closeness, and the equally big need to be yourself. This can’t possibly happen without some kind of conflict, inner our outer. And that’s ok, sometimes conflict is needed to solve something. 

Surprise!!

At the same time, an electrifying contact with Uranus in late Aries gives the next months a very unique, unexpected flavor. Things you’ll find happening to you, or around you, include: new groups, networks and alliances, forward thinking people and new contacts with people you wouldn’t have normally considered, or met, and perhaps even a new lover, new attitudes forming about friendships and love relationships. At any rate, your thinking and perspective gets a big boost. You may find yourself more open for 50 shades of freedom...

Good Wifes? 

The Eclipse happens very close to Juno, the asteroid named after Jupiter’s wife. Juno symbolizes loyalty, women’s traditional roles, maritial bonds. But Juno is in Aquarius, sign of revolution, rebellion, and independent thinking. You can find very new & exciting forms of relating, of being loyal, but still loyal to your own unique self, and your own heart in the first place! That would be the foundation for a kind of love that deserves this name, and that we are thirsting for on this planet..!!

Love Your Neighbors

The topic of womens roles and traditional expectations vs. authenticity, freedom, and breaks in conventions stays with us for the next months. However, we also get a big boost of love and loyalty for all of humanity, or, less abstract, for new people we meet, people around us we usually don't pay much attention to. You can be the angel for someone in need, you can lighten up someone's day by being friendly, making a small helpful gesture, or just making eye contact. We are closing in on the Age of Aquarius, we need this to be about good human connection, not just futuristic technology..!!

Motherly Perspectives

You’ll also be forced to deal with the topic of motherhood, parenthood, and caretaking, your own parents or children. In tribal societies, “it takes a village to raise a child”. Children were left to play freely, while at the same time they could go to all adults for comfort and nurture. Women would breast-feed different babies, or even adopt orphaned animals… Whereas in Western culture, motherhood isolates women, and way too often leaves them to cope with their children as lone warriors.

Global Village

So be ready to open some hidden compartments of your psyche and dig down deep - no matter if you are a woman or a man. The two first eclipses of 2018 both highlight that without looking at womens' roles, and sexual/power abuse, we will go nowhere as a collective. We need  loyalty, commitment and responsibility but in a way that expands further than the biological family or a small group of friends. We are all in the same boat (or, the same spaceship), and we need to see beyond differences towards our common humanity. We need  a village on the global level - mutual aid & equality!

Happy New Moon Solar Eclipse!!

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse January 31st 2018 – Love’s Different Faces

In ancient Greece, there were several different words for what we call LOVE. They distinguished between the love between lovers, parents and children, friends, or the love for humanity. January’s second Full (blue) Moon, the first eclipse of the year, will show you your very personal love kaleidoscope, putting special emphasis on mothers and children. For women, this Moon could well change your life, the roles you play, and your image in your own eyes, forever.

Are We Family?

Lunar eclipses tend to focus on relationships, they bring endings, stark realizations, or culminations. This one, with Venus, Juno and Ceres involved, asks some big questions that hit right home. What and who do you really love? How are you in relationships? How is your relationship to your family, your mother, your child? How do you deal with society’s expectations in those areas? What are you more loyal to, those expectations, or your own needs?

Torn between, torn apart...

The answers you give to the Eclipse's questions may well prove decisive to your further life path. Some heartwrenching realizations may be in the books as this Eclipse stretches us between what we love and what we care for, what we value and what we need. In the next three months, you might feel torn between your role as a wife and as mother; or, the needs of your inner child and what your grown-up self wishes for. Whatever comes up, the issue most likely will demand a decision from you.

It's a Womens' World

This Eclipse speaks much more to women than to men. It’s rare, but this time the planets, asteroids and stars align in a way that is clearly gendered. For men, of course, these topics will play out too, but differently. You may have troubles with your spouse over child care, or other home and family issues, or females in your life may start questioning, and changing their roles in your life. In countries with traditional roles, there could be some explosive developments. On the other hand, you may live some sweet and deeply touching moments with loved ones, too.

Mother dearest

For sure, no matter your sex, this eclipse will probably touch family matters, especially mother (parent)-child relations. This relationship is, for good or bad, one of the founding elements of the human psyche. Any imbalance here will become glaringly obvious in the next three months. As the Eclipse is exactly on Ceres, there could be losses or endings in this area. You could lose your mother, your child, a motherly figure, or someone in your care. These losses of course can also be figuratively, as, a child moving out, or internal changes, like losing your mother because a crisis in your relationship comes to a head.

A neglected Planet

Ceres is often connected to mourning. For some time now, this often little-regarded dwarf planet has been the only retrograde planet, crossing over the Moon's nodes, and now, being the focal point of a Lunar Eclipse. Collectively, we can expect some touching and unsettling things happening with families/women and children, and of course, our big Mother, Earth. We live in a time of unprecedented danger for Earth's ecosystems, and we may soon have to mourn the loss of many more species in our threatened earthly paradise.

#We, too

Ceres' story also contains the abduction and rape of her daughter. With this Eclipse, and in the next three months, there could be renewed exposure of abuse and sexual violence against women, and perhaps children, or people in the care of others. In your personal life, some kind of hidden machinations in the area of relationships, home and family, and children, could come to light in the next three months. Family skeletons might rattle in the closet, but this will just speed up a necessary cleaning of intrigues, lies, secrets, or secret suffering, that has been going on for way too long. Some endings are a cause for celebration...

Standing At the Edge of Time

With Mercury hanging at the very last degree/minute of Capricorn, this Lunar Eclipse can feel like that infinite second just before a new beginning. You may be torn between the past and the future in some way, and feel in the dark, just as the Moon is covered by Earth’s shadow. As the Eclipse happens in Leo, it’ll touch your heart. You may feel like a wild longing to eliminate whatever stands in the way of your true happiness…   

Changes of Heart

You’ll be offered a glimpse of the future, especially regarding the way you love, and the kind of people you associate with. You could soon meet a completely new crowd that challenges some long-held ideas or values of yours. Around the Eclipse, don’t be surprised if you feel overwhelmed and your nerves are on edge. This eclipse is the first one of the year; many things that are unclear now will unfold over this year, even up to 2020. Take it as a wake-up call to align yourself to your heart, and find a way to bridge any contradictions, external or internal, that stand in the way of you finding happyness with the people you love, and those you care for. You'll have the courage to change your life accordingly this year.

Happy Full Moon Eclipse!!

 

Leo Solar Eclipse August 21st 2017 – Rule Your Life!!!

This New Moon eclipse is extremely strong! It’s situated on the Heart Star of constellation Leo, and it sports a mathematically EXACT connection to the cosmic mover and shaker, Uranus. This Eclipse is going to hit like lightning… waking us up from whatever fuzzy state we’re in. The mission: to take charge of our hearts & lives and make a brand new start!!

Rrrooooaaarrr

A Solar Eclipse on Constellation Leo's Alpha Star Regulus - if it sounds regal, it is. The Heart of the Lion is one of the four archangel stars, and it is connected to royalty, rulership, military command, and courage. Generally pretty bossy… The fixed star power doubles the cosmic punch we’re getting to launch us into the next six months in a BIG way.

Big Light Big Shadow

Regulus’ shadow side are desires to rule them all, delusions of grandeur, too much of an ego, and easily hurt pride. It’s said that Regulus fame may skyrocket but won’t last --- Take that with a grain of salt and don’t get your ego all pumped, stay humble and connected to your heart. The heart is not the ego, it’s something completely different. The heart connects us to all living things, and protects us from powertripping and blind righteousness!

It's the Heart, stupid!

The eclipse asks us to be brave like Lions, and dare to move forward with whatever form of self-expression is right for us. That can be a business venture, art, a social project, family… anything your heart beats for basically! However, eclipses always throw an unpredictable element into the mix. Put your intentions out for the universe to see, act and move towards your desires, but know that any narrow self-will will backfire.

Stalled

Mercury is retrograde during the Eclipse. That means that things anyway will not move forward immediately. That’s just fine, we can let the (fairy)dust settle so we can move on with the Eclipse objectives from September 5th on. Mercury will linger on the exact degree of the Eclipse for some time in early September, so we will no doubt get plenty of hints & help to show us the way.

Coming to a Head

All the time from August 21st to around September 12th puts our courage & self into the foreground. In the political arena, there is danger of displays of power, totally inflated egos, and playing with fire. Incredibly enough, the annual US/South Korean maneuvres start on the day of the eclipse. The current attacks in Spain, too, show the very ugly and very heartbreaking consequences if people start acting out their overheated, inhumane zeal and righteousness. 

Big Mouths

For the US, the president’s ascendent and Mars are super activated over that whole period. That means, decisive action, aggression, and a fired-up, out-of-bounds ego. The aspect to Uranus makes the whole situation all the more unpredictable and explosive, but at the same time strong ties between Saturn/Jupiter/Mars anchor common sense, restraint, and a sense of justice. Ufff...  

Rebels

On a personal level, we will all feel rebellious against anything that goes against our true grain. We’ll want to break free from outlived relationships, discard old hobbies, spend much more time with our kids or without them, depending on what makes us happy! Expect totally out-of-the blue and last minute manoeuvres from friends, collegues, family, your partner… and yourself.

Genius!

This is the culmination of many months of realizing and – hopefully – honing our individual strenghts and quirks. The next six months will see the unfolding of individual genius all over the place, as well as maverick moves. It’s create or destroy, or both. The eclipse aspects point to a swift realization of plans, probably starting after September 5th. People will build new & life changing structures in the blink of an eye. Justice and common sense are strongly anchored and will help to soften any too abrupt or upsetting manoeuvres.

Wistful Thinking

Concerning love, we seek security and comfort. This is the ONE area in our lives where we’d like to skip adventure. However, the winds of change are blowing. Whatever is not sound, and not real, will not last over the next six months. But new passion can come into our lives!! Sudden break-ups or completely new constellations are possible. Stop hiding under the blanket with the default teddy bear and reach for the stars!

Witchy Times

There’s an outstanding Pluto aspect in play that suggests real and in some cases devastating, losses in the next six months. These losses, or crimes, would have to do with children/mothers, or agriculture/nature. At the same time, magic is going strong for the next three weeks, six months, and beyond. Just as it is threatened the most, we are rediscovering the divine powers of the Earth. Connect with the goddess within and roar like a lion/ess!

Nourish Your Spirit

This Eclipse asks us to open our hearts, shine our authentic light, and include our basic needs and the base of our lives (natural resources, food, family) in our priority list. What we love, what we want, and what we need have to be in harmony, starting now. Fairness & optimism are paramount guidelines for this, with common sense in a support role. This is the time - a constellation like this is not going to be around for many many decades. Go, do, dare. You have the courage.

Happy Eclipse!!!

 

 

Aquarius Full Moon Eclipse August 7th 2017 – Heart & Mind

This extreme Eclipse is going to rock our world. We are exactly in the Middle of Leo season, and we feel like the world is our playground. We are on fire, in love, or a bit lazy, selfishly guarding our “Lion’s Share”. The Eclipse is going to force us to take a look at the larger world, and to think much more broadly. We will have to let go of thoughts/people/things that are over for us, in order to make a brand-new start in two weeks when the big Solar Eclipse is going to ignite our Heart!!

Straightening Out

This Full Moon brings up deep and intense emotions. We have the Sun in Leo, supported by Mars. Our wishes and wants feel imperative, they are flaming hot and want fulfillment. Fulfillment is good, but before, we need to check if the source of our wishes is clean!! Leo can be both: straight from the heart, and straight from the spoilt inner brat. Now we have a chance to differentiate and clean out anything fishy.

Cool Thoughts

The Moon in cool, detached and analytic Aquarius helps us with this. It sees the broader perspective, it's inventive, innovative, and it objects to injustice and inequality whereas Leo sometimes doesn’t mind so much… This summer is the time to chose our loves and our heart’s path for the next years. That’s a really big deal!! We need our intellect to support our choices if we want to move forward with integrity.   

Stark Contrasts

This Lunar Eclipse asks us to find the balance between heart and mind. The danger here is that many people may completely shut down their heart in favor of keeping their “cool”. Don’t let peer pressure, social pressure, fear, and your own rational mind and “adult” self obscure the flame you carry inside! And don’t let some childish, ego desire run rampant in your life either.

Swing States

There is a danger to swing from one position to the other and just start pouting or over-rationalizing. To proceed with confidence toward your goals, you’ll have to listen to your peers, and it’ll be great to have a group of like-minded people to support you. Don’t just ignore them or blindly push past something. Weigh your options. But never lose contact to your gut feeling and inner fire. Online business and marketing are a big thing in this time too so check out if your website, social media etc. need a makeover!!

Red Planet Alert

Mars, the war planet, is positioned opposite the Moon and close to the Sun. There’s a lot of courage around, but there’s also a possibility of flaming hot anger, aggression and even violence. Even from random people who can’t solve the fight within but who take their rage and despair to the outside world. Watch out and don’t provoke anyone!!

Maxed Out

This Full Moon Eclipse takes place at one of the Celtic cross-quarters, exactly. Lammas, the Height of Summer. This is a day loaded with energy and bursting at the seams. The life force is at its max!! Some people can react with headaches, and just plain exhaustion and fatigue. It’s ok to rest, this energy is really very intense. If you feel like you are being crushed by external forces, it’s all in the symbolism of the planets:

Uncomfortable Adjustments

Our conscious self, willpower, AND our feelings and emotions are under a lot of pressure right now. There’s pressure from larger economic and societal forces (Sun inconjunct Pluto), and from detrimental habits, old pains, other people’s problems, (too much) empathy, and even life, and the dangers facing life on earth right now, at large (Sun/Mars inconjunct Neptune). Our decisions matter - bring your heart & mind up to date!!

Straight Deals Pls

For the next two weeks, and to a lesser extent, six months, be aware of underhand power games from authority figures – or you may be the one trying to manipulate others. Spiritual fears or subtle feelings of defeat may surface, too… Will I be punished by God if I divorce my unloved spouse? What will my urban friends think if I move to the countryside to grow my own food… Etc.

Taking Charge

Be very careful of alcohol, drugs, victim attitudes, and using unethical tactiques yourself. I’m talking about emotional blackmail, manipulation through guilt, or social pressure. This Eclipse is about YOU and your deepest wishes!! Take responsibility for your heart. You are the only one who can make yourself happy, and no one is to blame if you don’t do it.

Invisible Hands

Thankfully there is a positive aspect from Benefactor Jupiter to Sun and Moon, so we will receive strong support to realize our heart’s desires. That could be unexpected money coming your way, a teacher or great learning opportunity showing up, a new circle of friends… or other helpful circumstances. There may be a stand-off between a benevolent authority figure and one who plays dirty. Conflicts between lawful and corrupt people or situations in your life may surface. Obviously, stay with integrity and don't underestimate either side!!

We Need Solomon

There will likely be big debates in society about the base of how we want to live together, and legislation. The justice system may face attacks by powerhungry politicians. Some weeks ago, the Polish president stopped the ruling party’s power grab on the justice system. In other countries too, “leaders” are trying to bend courts and laws to their will. They may face very stiff opposition, but there's also a real danger of tyranny!!

Holy... Flame!

Let’s just say, for the next six month, the light and the shadow, truth and lies, are in a battle. But the counter forces are waking up. People realize the sacredness of life. People realize the importance of caring and deep bonds. We have Mercury travelling together with the Asteroid Vesta, the keeper of the sacred fire, for days. This is a time for sacred truths coming out, and sacred bonds being forged in the solar fire.

Your Heart is King

This Full Moon Eclipse will take away something that is not in tune with your heart/mind truth anymore. You either join and let go, or this thing, person, or pattern will be eclipsed out of your life by force. Join the side of the heart, of your heart, and don’t let anyone sway you when you truly feel something. We will need to find new ways to combine heart and mind. The cosmos gives us a hint this summer: mind yes, but the heart needs to lead, and if we want happyness, we need to follow…

Happy Full Moon Eclipse everyone!! Much love.

 

New Moon Solar Eclipse February 2017 – Determined Mermaids

This Solar Eclipse is about accessing the unconscious, the half-conscious, the primordial, and coming back to the upper world with the treasures you’ve found. Two weeks ago we had a fiery, very masculine Full Moon. Now we have the very opposite, an intuitive and feminine energy; but the sudden and disruptive energies are still around. Prepare for lightning fast manoeuvres, unexpected twists, and being thrown into the unknown!!

Omens in the Sky

A Solar Eclipse is one of the most powerful celestial phenomena. It’s surrounded by mystique… the dark sun! The world upside down. What it does is it catapults us into an unknown future. It's like a door that opens but you don't know what is behind that door. This Solar Eclipse in particular has an extra powerful lever that makes the catapult look pretty powerful!! We could land in a really different place from where we thought we were headed...

On Fire

The predominant energy for this New Moon is Fire & Water. Those two are not compatible, they can annihilate each other. I hope we won’t see water burning, as in a big oil spill or the like… What is likely though is that we’ll be feeling a bit foggy, at least unclear what direction to go – radical freedom? Or oneness with all-that-is? Staying in the womb in dreamtime or choosing being born? Babies born now will likely grab a sword as soon as they are out of the womb and start conquering, such is the energy...

Ocean's 11

This New Moon Eclipse throws us into the Ocean, to swim with the mermaids!! Dreams and omens will likely be strong even during daytime. Stay tuned to inner visions, chance meetings or thoughts bubbling up from below. Mercury in Pisces close to the karmic south node means that we may look back through time in some sense, or dissolve something ancient.

Addicts Beware...

Whoever tends to disconnect from reality through alcohol, drugs, and addiction, please take extra care. Unconscious impulses will be very strong, so you should generally watch what you are doing. Surprising, impulsive action could ensue, also sudden anger and aggression seemingly coming out of nowhere.

Cocooning

There will be a tendency to stay locked away somewhere far, far away from the cold reality outside during this Solar Eclipse. If you feel this, don’t hesitate to go for a bubble bath, or binge watch your favorite series. It’s ok because this energy can feel overwhelming. Feeling the need to rest and/or getting sick is another expression of so much Pisces energy. Something is working us, that much is clear… from somewhere in the core of the galaxy ;)

Rooooaaarrr

Venus is a wild card at this Solar Eclipse. The love and relationship planet is preparing to move backwards in a week’s time from now and has lost contact with her consort, Mars, as well as with the other planets. She’s powerful and looks to me like a dangerous woman, ready to fight for what she loves. She seemingly has to clear up some issues and is pondering how to proceed… if you find yourself insecure about a relationship, friendship, money or value issue, just know that it’ll clear up eventually, but not so fast. Calculate some time for reflection and weigh your steps carefully before breaking something.

Fire Crackers

Mars, the action planet, is a wild card too!! We will find any circumstances that are stifling our true individuality or expression unbearable. Sudden anger, even violence, can erupt. It’s likely going to be larger than life so watch out what bridges you want to burn! Watch out in the practical sense, too. The worst scenario for the Eclipse would be to get drunk or high and then pick a fight or have a stupid idea, like, yeah, let’s climb that roof terrasse thing over there…

Use It Wisely

Really, pay attention in the streets and wherever you go, there could be sudden accidents and incidents. Stay sober and direct this energy in a productive way to move mountains. You can push a huge obstacle out of the way for example, you can have a sudden spurt of action or inspiration that solves a long standing, almost unsolvable problem or situation. So again, it’s breakdown or breakthrough time!!!

Wish Upon A Star...

The fixed star involved in this Eclipse is quite fortunate and indicates that this Eclipse can take us a huge step towards attaining what we wish for in life.  The key for using this time to your advantage is to tap into its dreaming power without getting high or dreaming away. Find out what you really want. Then, stay grounded, loyal, and practical. Turn any losses into strenghts. Take good care of others, and above all, yourself. Then, use the sudden push of masculine energy to execute and take further steps toward your true wish.

For all those who find it hard to stay grounded; Find a place close to a lake or river and contemplate water & soil… think about what you really want to see grow in your life this year. Then find a fire to warm you up and get to work! ;)

 

Happy New Moon everyone!!!!!

PS The Eclipse is not visible in Europe or America, only in South America and Southern Africa.

 

Lunar Eclipse September 2016 - Smoke on the Water

This Full Moon is in dreamy Pisces but still it’s red hot, glowing and intense. There’s a lot of planets lining up in aspect to the Sun and Moon, so expect a very busy time! We might have to hit the ground running while also dealing with hurts and aggression. Ambulance staff beware... We'll be pushed to go to war but have to stay with integrity and not strike out of hurt.

Unfinished Business

Be prepared for overwhelm. This Full Moon Eclipse in Pisces/Virgo looks like the climax of the topics that have kept us sleepless this year. As it's an eclipse, the feeling of urgency will be strong. But we won't be able to tie up all lose ends in a couple of days, so be patient! Existential fears or just good old (German ;)) Angst might whip us into a frenzy. But with Mercury being retrograde and all we might just stumble through the office bumping into people or spilling coffee on our keyboard... take it easy for Goddess' sake!!

It's Weltschmerz o'clock

The days surrounding this Full Moon can already bring a lot of stumbling & bumbling. Expect minor (hopefully not major) mishaps, accidents and mood fluctuations that will make pms look like a seaside vacation. Sensitivity will be through the roof and skins thin. However, what triggers us can unmask sore points that we usually hide quite well, while they fester and eat away at our well-being. Use this Moon to acknowledge your insecurities and sensitivity!! Be easy on yourself and others.

Tick Tick... 

The energy around the Lunar Eclipse is raw, sensitive, fiery and explosive. You’ll feel like you’re on the Fire Brigade – any minute, an emergency can come in and down the pole you go!! Fast & furious action, or equally furious fights are possible. Be REALLY careful while driving, crossing the street, cutting, exercising or working in the household, otherwise those sirens might blare for you.

... Baaaaang!

People will have a ridiculously short fuse for the next few days. Just remember, a Lunar Eclipse is an extra-charged Full Moon. Things can definitly become emotional! Anger or rash action can rise up compulsively and will be hard to stop. Shoot first, ask later may occur - hopefully not literally.  On the other hand, this Full Moon can really clear the air. An event that deeply upsets or irritates you could reveal its meaning later on - sometimes healing can really hurt!!

Imaginary Foes

The Moon in Pisces gives a tendency to take fantasy for reality and get lost in imagined slights or other people's feelings. It’s crucial that you distinguish between reality demanding action, and projecting neurotic fears... At this Eclipse, acting out is a real no-go. Apply wisdom, sleep, exercise and / or therapy to calm down your nervous system and get out of fight-or-flight responses. Unless a real emergency arises of course. Then you can use some adrenaline ;)

Delayed Gratification

After all those last weeks of still-not-there and still-a-lot-of-work-to-do we just want to break free, forget civic life and run into the desert or with the wild horses. We are chomping at the bit and all ready to gooooo... However, emotional complications and/or that nasty backlog on the to-do-list, or even a health problem, can hold us back from following our adventure. One way to deal with frustration is to go ahead and do your thing. You'll probably feel new vigour when striking out on your own. Just don't burn the bridges...

Where is the Love?

This Full Moon could bring some rewarding love experiences, if only for the short term. That fiery, impulsive energy could find an outlet through vigorous… ahem, flirting... Also, some of the anger issues can be resolved through sociability. So if the lone wolf doesn't work, find your way back to the tribe! Gentleness, love, harmony, friendship and cooperation are the saving graces of the moment. Picture a pair of Scales: Venus in Libra asks us to be considerate and not to push past the tipping point.

Big Daddy

In the background of this crazy eclipse, cosmic benefector Jupiter adds some sense of justice and the wish to reconcile differences to the picture. We might need to clear some details and go into the bothersome small print if we avoided doing so before. Still, things might go through the roof - world policy, our temper, or the gas oven. Seriously, pay attention, especially to anything concerning fire, weapons, risktaking, sports..!! Whatever explodes will probably be fuelled by conflicts that we’ve been neglecting for far too long. But the revolutionary spirit of this Full Moon cannot be contained...

The Deeds of Our (Great/Grand/)Fathers

Old hurts are resurfacing and demand solution, personally and collectively! In North Dakota, Native Americans protest against an oil pipeline threatening their river. The tribes were cheated of their lands, and their rights, a long time ago, and the story continues. But this time, more non-native people understand that damage to land and water is hurting them, too... With Jupiter in Libra, it looks like the scales are tilted towards fairness for once. This Lunar Eclipse is a call to justice or else face the wrath of the warriors. Be loyal then, be fair, live with integrity. Happy Full Moon! Aho.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2016 Astro Weather – Harvest Time!!

If September were a dish, it would be bone broth: very simple & boiled down to the essential. Projects, major shifts, and problems of the last three months are coming to a zero point of clarity, and accountability. Cards on the table, Messieursdames!! Don’t try to cheat as that could have repercussions of karmic dimensions…

Hammer it Home

The month starts with a hammer of a Solar Eclipse to light the way… through the dark… That clear-cut celestial event is like an omen for the whole month. No frills. Just a direct message to take responsibility and move ahead while solving the problems that have accumulated since the fall of last year. That hammer will hit you on the head if you don't nail your issues...

Virgo Remedies

Messenger Mercury turned retrograde at the very end of August and will stay retrograde during the first three thirds of September. It’ll clean up the last crumbs of messes we’ve made, details we’ve overlooked, sloppy mistakes and duties uncared for. Mercury has turned in his tracks just before entering the sign of relationships, Libra, and moves back into Virgo. We will have a lot of thinking to do before committing to anything in a relationship, signing contracts, or finalizing a project. There’s some work at our desks or on our yoga mats still to be done before slacking off in sensuous, slightly lazy Libra territory…

Hearts & Hurts

For many people, 2016 was a year of tough love. It seems that some heart aches and old wounds still need extra attention and stitches. Mercury rules operations, and Virgo is the sign of surgeons and nurses. So be prepared for more healing and more aches… probably culminating for the Full Moon mid-month. That moon will shine a bright light on any relationship imbalances and especially wounds related to care, carelessness, and self-esteem.
Come early October, we will receive a last and conclusive lesson and then move forward into fall with a lot of old and in some cases ancient hurts cleared up for good! (October 2nd, Mercury opposition Chiron for the last and third time)

Happy & Lucky

We will get our fair share of luck and happiness this month however because Jupiter changes signs in September. The cosmic benefactor will enter Libra, and give us a much-needed boost in fairness, optimism and luck. It’s a little patch-up for the last and third exact hit of the Saturn-Neptune square of crumbling structures, desillusionment, and stark reality busting our dreams that happens around the same date. (Jupiter into Libra Sept. 9th, last square of Saturn and Neptune exact on September 10th)

Pain Relief

The end of the month promises some relief. We’re slowly moving out of the Karma-zone! Come October, we’ll start more and more to apply the painful and/or revolutionary lessons in a productive way. Ages-old illusions will be cleared. Good! We need that to move ahead into new waters. We’ll finally have pondered things enough, lived out some heated or profound debates about our values, and the bigger picture of it all, and then will be able to make things happen in our lives.
(Pluto direct on the 26th, in positive aspect to Mercury; Saturn slowly getting out of the square with Neptune, Mars into Capricorn on September 27th, Neptune at the South node in October)

How Deep is Your Love?

At the end of the month, relationships and relating – to a certain extent, also finances – will become less sweet and airy fairy. We’ll want to get to the bottom of things. Niceness and cupcakes won’t cut it anymore. As the nights grow longer, we want a companion who won’t mind our darkness and some deep sea diving, or shared accounts. Generally, there’ll be less anxiety and more optimism and big-heartedness around at the end of the month… about time!!!
(Venus into Scorpio 23rd. Sun conjunct Jupiter September 27)

SEPTEMBER IN DETAIL

1st Expect a major clean-up of everything unkempt in your life. This is a call to responsible behaviour, discipline. Don't forget the bigger picture… empathy and realism need to be balanced out for us to move forward!! This day has the potential for a lot of clarity and/or overwhelm (New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo)

3rd It’s the weekend and to compensate for that New Moon’s rigour we’ll be craving a day with our loved ones, some big helpings of cake and a cuddle party afterwards. (Moon conj. Venus)

7th An interesting day. You’ll have the chance of deep and meaningful encounters today, especially with men - your father, teacher, boss... Authority figures should be more accessible today but you also can tap into some power (Sun trine Pluto, Venus trine Saturn)

8th / 9th Oopssss!! It seems that we’ll feel some repercussions of the Eclipse – did you take action yet, or what are you waiting for? Someone or something could give you a little kick in the butt to get you going. It needn’t be a hard one – perhaps you’ll discover that getting to work is actually empowering. (Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Saturn, square Neptune)

10th A good day to muster courage to really get down to it. Whatever “it” is for you – your messy house, the old storage, writing your screenplay, clearing things up with your alcolholic father or spouse… finding the discipline to swim every day to lose weight… whatever it is, tackle it! This is a chance to mend hurt feeling through discipline and action (Saturn square Neptune, Mercury rx opp. Chiron)

11th If you cleared things up yesterday you might have used a bit of coercive techniques – or the other one did? These days have the potential to challenge power structures in your relationships. Or your bank account. (Venus square Pluto)

12th/13th Download days! Two Brilliant days to talk, listen, write, sing, publish, think, conceptualize, discuss without anger… Use this day whichever way suits you best to expand your mind!! (Sun conjunct/cazimi Mercury in Virgo)

14th/15th Oops… Today you could feel like dreaming away, but that to-do-list keeps popping up in the back of your head. Dreams could bring a past(life) memory that's real but perhaps harsh to deal with. Watch out because you might slip back into an old habit - light your first cigarette after two months of struggling to stop...  Generally, there’s a tendency for irritability, anger, and taking things much too personally esp. if someone touches an old wound. Watch for explosive people and avoid crowds. Emotional drama can deteriorate into real violence – pay attention!!  (Moon conj. Neptune, conj. South Node, square Saturn; Sun/Mercury square Mars on a nasty fixed star)

16th A very emotional day. Potentially healing but probably more in hindsight… you may be too busy with digesting hurt feelings or perhaps you’ll just be very sensitive towards the world today in a good way. Anger can come up, or you experience tension and anger from others. It’s an excellent day for therapy and creatively expressing emotions. (Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pisces conj. Chiron)

17th/18th Two days for decisive and unexpected action! You might be attracted to people different from your usual pattern, and you might even have a fling completely out of the blue. Use the day to fire up something you’ve postponed for a longer time. You’ll have enough energy if you don’t spend it all flirting or in the bedroom (or anywhere else for that matter). Temper runs high too!! (Mars trine Uranus, Mars sextile Venus, Venus square Uranus, Moon conj. Uranus on the 18th)

19th You’ll still be able to enjoy some lovely surprising energy. What you want and what you do are more in unison. Or it’s a relaxed breakfast with the person who stayed over yesterday haha!! (Venus sextile Mars ;))

22nd Wow!! A day of change. Don’t try to fix things yet, wait some days before making final decisions or giving the thumbs up/down to people. If you travel today, pay extra attention to schedules and luggage. You can have some deep insights/encounters and want to get to the bottom of things. Superficial chats won’t satisfy… Nerves might be frazzled today and feelings of overwhelm can come up. But you’ll be able to tap into some inner power… (Mercury retrograde ends, Mercury trine Pluto, sun into Libra, Moon in Gemini triggers Saturn/Neptune square)

23rd A little shift in relationships… Take those superficial people pleasers away!! We want deep, intense contacts and prefer the truth to glossing over things just to be nice… On the other hand, we’ll naturally gravitate towards harmony and pleasant things for the next four weeks. (Venus enters Scorpio, Sun into Libra)

26th What a breather… a happy, harmonious if somewhat pompous day. Think big today and give out a big smile to the beautiful world!! It’s a day to enlarge your horizons and to have enlightening and fun conversations (Sun conjunct Jupiter, Mercury starts to accelerate out of station)

27th The days around the 27th brim with… power. Intensity. Depth. We will start to influence the world again and be a little less concerned with self-development (Pluto direct at 14 Capricorn)

28th Another powerful day. We’ll be very motivated to take action for our career and long-term goals. Minding the details won’t be above us, as they’re part of success!! This continues well into October so roll up your sleeves (Mars enters Capricorn, sextile Moon in Virgo)

Full Moon August 2016 – Unique!

This Moon is pretty wild, but in a good way. It’s in humanistic, future-minded and artistic late Aquarius, and will throw a lot of surprises in our way. Mostly good ones ;) Expect the next two weeks to be - different! We'll get a chance for profound change in our relationships, too.

My Way

The Full Moon opposes a flamboyant and energetic Leo sun. Individuality and identity will take center stage, as will issues of belonging and/or preferring to go it alone. That needn’t be bad! A graceful connection to Uranus during this Full Moon suggests that we will manage to strike a balance between being our own weird self and relating to others. Sitting down and writing your own declaration of independence, a manifesto of your life, or what you want and don’t want to see in it would be another good way to use this time.

Strike, struck, struck

Leo is the sign of the heart and lovers, Aquarius is the sign of groups and friendships. Some of the things that happen will involve people who are special to us. Lightning can strike around this Full Moon, when you least expect it perhaps. This might even happen literally so keep an eye on the sky… Events may appear charged, bulbs may blow, and the air will crackle. I hope your pace maker is in shape or your heart might miss a beat… Not only love, also realizations, changes, and sudden turns of events can strike like a bolt from the blue.

Heart Over Heels

Love is extra-powerful around the Full Moon due to a strong connection of love planet Venus and intensity planet Pluto. It looks like some of those sudden events could lead to something more lasting... At any rate, we’ll have the chance to use whatever happens to head in a new direction and leave something (or someone?) else behind for good. The only thing is, a decision problem might occur... we want to attach ourselves, to jump right in, and we also want to stay detached and celebrate our freedom. Maybe this time it’s the girls who'll keep a cool head and go all rational, whereas some men may discover their hearts lol!

Growing Pains

Whatever happens, some of it will be BIG. We’re in for a strong teaching, or healing of some kind. Alas, there might be an initial pain like when the doctor sticks the syringe in your a… rm. We WILL feel that one… perhaps in form of a motivating little shock concerning your health, diet, a pet or your job, the way we communicate, learning and philosophy... It'll strike right home, whatever it is. The key is not to get lost in emotions or feel like the victim. Instead, roll up the sleeves and find fast, innovative and practical solutions to your dilemma!

Attention Please!

That painful stab could be something physical, too. Pay attention then that your Full Moon party doesn’t get out of hand. You don’t want to have to call an ambulance because someone broke their toes, got totally intoxicated, fell into the pool, grabbed a split cable or a combination of all of the above… Don’t overdo things, really stay attentive and don’t think you’re above minding the details, safety instructions. Or general decency… don’t get high on yourself, someone might just ram up something somewhere painful otherwise.

Easy Listening

If you stay on your toes, then that cosmic infusion could turn out to be an amazing brew. It can even signify some steps in physical healing, esp. with nerve problems, tension in the upper body, diet and movement. You might get some real benefit from things like yoga and hands on therapy around this Full Moon. The more you manage to stay in touch with yourself, even if it hurts, the more powerful that learning can be. On a different level, we might get involved in enlightening conversations, and learn how to communicate, learn, or teach, in a more humane, respectful, empathic and attentive way.

Thank Goddess We're Human

Accepting our own humanity is key for this Moon. Don’t strive for super-human perfection. We ARE superheroes. But we are not made from steel, we do hurt, we can’t fly (mostly), and we definitly do mistakes sometimes. Here’s where communication kicks in. It’s all ok if we can talk to each other like two human beings, eye to eye, and clear things up. Words can hurt, but words can also bring healing. There's some real big learning chance for this planet in this simple realization. So practice!!

Birds On A Wire

Mercury is close to Jupiter which brings a lot of luck, optimism and benevolence into the general atmosphere. We’ll have a big need – indeed, urge – for freedom, too. In your enthusiams, don’t force your freedom on others and don’t break free abruptly unless you’re trying to get away from a psychopath. Among decent human beings, keep your empathy levels high and find a way to be free WITH someone, instead of cutting someone off.

Self-Help

We’ll have ample opportunities for fun, and unique ways of expressing ourselves. Go show your unique, quirky side to the world. When you don't hide your real self, your partner and friends can finally be more free too!  Heal yourself and don’t let anyone play doctor/nurse for you. The Piscean Era is almost over, this Full Moon can be our start to the Age of Aquarius!!! Instead of trying to save each other and ending up co-dependant, we’ll have to learn how to relate to each other as unique individuals who lead their own lives but who want to have fun together…

Preparedness is All

In fact, use this golden moment. The time until the next New Moon on September 1st will be pretty turbulent and stir up old problems - as well as new shiny opportunites. It’s a good idea to take that healing syringe, wrest it from the nurse’s hand if necessary, and put it in ourselves! Humane, responsible, but being ourselves and not compromising freedom. That may save our collective asses the next weeks. Enjoy the ride!!

 

Full Moon Super Short Summary

General:

This Full Moon brings some big opportunities. It'll be easier to be yourself, "warts and all" ;). We can learn how to not compromise our freedom and uniqueness but still be considerate with others. Communication is key! Don't overlook details and stay responsible. Around this Full Moon, expect things to go differently than planned, and go with the flow! Likely those unexpected turns will lead you to something interesting. We're in for some shake-ups and potentially very healing events and encounters. Stay responsible (I repeat), don't fall into victim mode, but see everything as a learning experience. Fun is also in the books so don't get stressed and serious either ;) Enjoy!!

Love:

Love is in the air... at least, electricity. You could be hit by a bolt from the blue or be stabbed in the back - whatever happens, it'll likely be for your higher good so don't start playing the victim ;) You might have some completely unexpected but very powerful encounters or moments. Whatever happens can either be fleeting like lightning or turn into something that changes your way of relating in love and relationships. Just know that both are equally ok if you see what happens as a step to being more of your own unique self with others. It's going to be interesting. Check it out!

 

August 2016 – Play Hard & Work Harder

August is NOT the harmless holiday month this year. Two very important planetary meetings take place. Luck and expansion planet Jupiter has its once-a-year encounter with lovely Venus. Around the same time, heavy hitters Mars and Saturn meet, too - quite the different kind of rendez-vous. Watch for violence and ruthlessness. August starts with a boost of fresh energy around the positive New Moon on the 2nd. The heat is on...

Busy Bees

August is the classical holiday month, and it's a good idea to get some before we're back to our duties in fall. There's a lot of practical, working energy available so that even while the sun is in party loving Leo. Expect to have your to-do list in the back of the head even at that rooftop-party, laughing and chatting up a good looking executive... or waiter... haha!  Anyway, from mid-month on, there will be some emphasis on business one way or the other. Wouldn't it be lovely to make some connection in the pool... ;)

Heart Stings

Prepare for some intensity around mid-month when Saturn goes direct on Antares, the star at the heart of constellation Scorpio. Saturn direct means that a lot of stuff will move ahead again, but we could get a dose of heartache, disappointment, or fiancial hardship if we didn’t use all our discipline in the past months. One way or another, the chickens will come home to roost! Use the start of the month to find fun and creative solutions to long-standing problems. If you allow for it, it might be easy - why not?!

Battle of Giants

Towards the end of August things get really intense as bad guys Saturn and Mars meet on Antares. Antagonism, selfish and callous behaviour could be triggered, and we could see some more attacks or explosions. Something might happen in Turkey again, as Erdogan has important planets exactly on that star - a final curtain on that foggy coup d'etat? At the same time, we get a last big boost of caring, responsible energy. Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, the "good guys", meet as well, perhaps counteracting some of those ruthless Antares vibes. Whatever happens, you will notice it, both in the world at large and in your world.

Moving Mountains

The violence or attack could be psychological, too, so go easy in the last third of the month. If used positively, you can make huge steps and go where angels fear to tread. Just be aware that this energy cuts like a samurai sword!! If you want to cut out something, then, perfect. But if you just mindlessly chop away… ouch. That mix of stressful, hard and friendly, loving and expansive aspects at the end of August promises this summer will be one to remember... There's a huge store of energy available, so direct it wisely!!

 

AUGUST IN DETAIL

1st The month starts with some love(ly) surprises in the air. You could find the shoes you’ve been looking for… tall dark strangers might propose or something in that direction. At the same time, relations to elders and/or the boss should be real good. We will be able to work with discipline. Watch for the lovely surprises after you’re through with your work day then! Or there might be a surprise party in the office…
(Venus trine Uranus, Sun trine Saturn)

2nd August starts with a New Moon, and we should feel pretty good about this one. Aggression is possible but it's more likely that we’ll feel renewed vigour. The energy shift will be noticable - especially Aries, Leo and Sagittarius will feel like some weight is lifted from their shoulders. For all signs, it’s more fun, more adventure, and less introspection and tax/marriage problems. Yippie yeah!!!
(New Moon with Mars entering Sagittarius. Some hours before the New Moon, Moon at 29 Cancer trines Mars at 29 Scorpio)

5th This is a day where some things might come to a head. It’s a really good idea to create some order and to keep your discipline today. Don’t be too hard on yourself and don’t allow stress and existential fears to take over. It MIGHT even be good to apply some rigorous self-care today regarding food and relaxation. Spa and smoothie, like a soldier haha!
(Moon in Virgo square Saturn/opp. Neptune, conj. Node)

6th /7th If you didn’t behave yesterday, someone might tell you off today, or some other form of aggravating news might arrive (taxes, lawsuits, in-laws?). There might be a mistake or something unclear though, so try not to be too stressed out. You could be tempted to take it out on your partner or to exaggerate your fitness routine and hurt yourself! Now don’t ;) Continue that spa/smoothie thing instead...
(Mercury square Saturn, Venus square Mars, Moon conj. Jupiter, Mercury opposite Neptune)

10th Whatever topics come to your attention from today on until end of the month will need some extra attention. Plans, schedules, contracts, all probably need fine-tuning or will change. It’s a good time to sit up and take notice, not so much to finalize deals (generally speaking. If you have to or your gut says yes, obviously you go for it!!). Power is in the Air. You might meet someone and have an intense exchange with them, or receive some powerful message from the universe in a different form.
(Mercury enters shadow zone at 14 Virgo, trine Pluto)

12th-17th Do you remember that depressive early springtime this year? When an old pattern showed up so clearly you just couldn’t overlook it? Something or someone who hurt you or a memory that came up in the second half of February might come back – most likely to be resolved for good. Most definitely, you will see things in a different light. There might be big surprises or upsetting moments, too. Especially on the 12th as tempers run high. It looks like we’re in for a karmic rebound…
(Jupiter opp. Chiron inconjunct Uranus. August 12th, Moon conj. Mars)

13th / 14th Two intense and slightly unstable days. Any long-standing topic regarding work, structure, and realising dreams – or losing them – will get a new impulse and you might finally see the light. It’s a powerful energy which is deep and can feel heavy, especially mixed with the other trends. The days around the 13th look like a strange mix of relief and heavyness. Like pumping iron… up down, up down.
There’s a general danger of attacks – no matter on what level. Don’t attack yourself then, at least. Many things will get going again after this time!!  
(Saturn direct on Antares, Saturn square Venus, square Neptune, Venus opp. Neptune)

16th /17th These two days make some lovely aspects… expect surprises and at least one encounter that touches you, or leaves a trace. Can be with another human, an animal, a nature spirit or even with a beautiful object… breathe in the intensity.
(Sun trine Uranus, Venus trine Pluto)

18th It's a Full Moon! An eclipse actually, but a small one. Expect to feel quite loony. And very individualistic. There is a big chance of some surprising turn of events around this date so try to be flexible and don’t freak out if people cancel, delay, or someone else shows up for that date. Generosity, broadening the horizons, learning and communicating are key for making this Full Moon the magic time it can be!! Great time for partying btw.
(Full Moon at 25 Aquarius in positive aspect to Uranus. Yod to Jupiter and Mercury)

20th This day could feel like a hangover… misunderstanding, hurts, and nerves on the edge are all possibilities. Go easy on yourself and on others. Take a deep breath before you swear at that cyclist/pedestrian/driver/waiter/passer-by… There could be another message, insight and/or likely resolution of something painful that occurred in February/March.
(Mercury opp. Chiron at 24 Virgo, inconjunct Uranus, Moon conj. Chiron)

21st Wow, what a cool day. Apart from the possible sensitivity, there’s a big potential for a good mood, or super efficient work today. Some vertigo might occur if your thoughts swirl too much ;) If in doubt, go to that spa again. Cure the vertigo in the whirlpool and become the eye of the storm…
(Mercury conjunct Jupiter 26 Virgo conjunct “Whirlpool” Galaxy M51

22nd/23rd High summer is officially over. Some people might soon have to return to work… ok let’s not think about that yet… Energywise, it’s definitly the day to roar like a lion even if you’re back at your desk. Be brave today and honor the hero and the goddess in you. Both parts please, for men and women. (Sun into Virgo, conjunct Regulus)

23rd- 26th These days are not for the fainthearted. The deep, intense, and antagonistic energy that’s provoked by a very rare constellation will really rock the boat. It’s breakdown or breakthrough, as there is just tons of energy around. Early Sagittarians and other early Fire signs might just fly off to the galaxy. Or off the handle. Nerves will be strained and tensions that have been around since April can come to a spectacular release – one way or the other… Be aware of your communication. Lies and deception, or illusion and unclarity, may be in the picture so be careful! And please, no drugs or alcohol. Don’t come crying to me later...
(Mars conjunct Saturn on Antares… Moon in Gemini opp. Mars, Saturn, square Neptune)

28th My oh my, this month’s end really feels like a roller coaster ride. Today should be a beautiful day, even if the intense energy of the last days is still in the background. We should feel inspired to be with the ones we love, or work devotedly. A huge longing for a big fat velvet cake could overwhelm us though. Or, anything big fat and velvety… go indulge.
(Venus conjunct Jupiter 27 Virgo, Mercury at 28 Virgo. Conjunction in stars belonging to the constellation of the Virgin)

29th Definitly a day for sweet talk, sweet tooths and for resolving any crisis at work. Offer your collegues a cupcake to sugarcoat any tedious work, or make up for past offenses. You should be pardoned haha! After yesterday, the diet’s out of the window anyway. Just kidding! You’ll be happy to keep your discipline today and indulge only in some real good dates, grapes, or gluten free cake. Discipline can be joyful, too ;)  (Venus conjunct Mercury)

30th Good new first - Venus enters her home sign Libra. The Love Goddess paves the way for cosmic womanizer Jupiter who follows her 9 days later. We can look forward to a year of blossoming relationships in love and business. Even enemies could make up – or make out? Hm. Thumbs up for collaborations, harmony, lovebirds, justice, and all things lush and beautiful. We will actually need a lot of that peace-loving energy because parallel…
(Venus into Libra! - Jupiter into Libra: 9th September)

30th/31st ... things look intense and unpredictable. Strong tensions are in the air, personally and in the world at large, that will culminate in the New Moon Eclipse occurring September 1st. Those topics that boiled up during the summer months are NOT through yet. Our hopes and dreams need solid structures to thrive, discipline and realism. For some people, the tension will be pretty unbearable. Just hang in there, things get more mellow in the course of September. Again, no drink/drugs please… Nerves may be on edge and some fateful events may occur.
(Mars square nodes, Saturn forms a T-square tension aspect with Neptune and Sun)

31st We will have the opportunity to digest both the fun and the stress of the last 10 days. Messenger planet Mercury going retrograde may be a good thing. It seems like a benevolent retrograde, with lots of cosmic support that may materialize in unexpected help from friends and benefactors. You are not alone… and any loss in the upheaval of late August may reveal something later. (Mercury goes retrograde)

Whatever happens, use this magic month!! Enjoy.

New Moon Solar Eclipse March 8th/9th 2016 – Deep Sea Diving

Take a deep breath everyone and check your oxygen. March is eclipse season, and the first one is a real whammy. We have a new moon solar eclipse in Pisces, with the South node, Chiron, Mercury, Ceres and Neptune in Pisces too…

Gently down the Stream

All that activity in the sign of the Fishes indicates that this month, a lot of things will just flow away from us. New ones will come along, floating down the stream… Not fighting and self-assertion, but rather going with the flow will dissolve and resolve things then. Don’t rock it, row the boat gently gently… Use this time to regenerate and work slowly but steady. Don’t forget, with so much Pisces energy, things are not always what they seem. Clarity for important decisions may likely come later in spring, not in March. This is a time for dreaming and healing.

Eclipsed

The new moon is a Solar Eclipse which makes its effects much stronger. Eclipses bring unexpected developments. If you have a planet or point that is touched by this moon, something or someone will be catapulted out of your life, or jumpstarted, faster than you can pronounce “New Moon Solar Eclipse”. It likely will be for your good because Jupiter is involved. Jupiter always means that in the end, it’ll be for our best… unless we bloat our ego and get reckless!

Power Healing

What happens in the next weeks is very likely to be connected to some hurtful stuff, as the solar eclipse is conjunct Chiron, the Wounded Healer. Chiron has been extremely important for months now and for sure continues to be so in March. For the last months, there has been extra powerful purging of old undigested stuff (aka shit) and cleaning of old wounds going on. Power-and-transformation-planet Pluto works with Chiron at this eclipse. Healing will have strong effects now and lasting, deep regeneration can take place.

Hitting rock bottom

With the moon's nodal axis aligned with teachers Chiron and Jupiter I think we will all see some pretty epic stuff going down. The next six month and especially this month will get us in touch with deep, very deep, old hurts. Those may also be old physical symptoms or problems. Insecurities and sensitivities, heartbreaks and nasty old family patterns all drift by like seaweed… Thankfully, to be cleaned from our system. However, the emotional deep sea diving of the last weeks and even months will probably continue for some time.

... and coming up again

In March we have an exceptional window of opportunity to do huge steps in healing. It's actually a constellation that occurs only once in many centuries. This time is really spectacular!! There might be “downloads” or sudden intuitions and insights flooding our minds. If you don’t make time for the depth but try to go on with business as usual, chances are you’ll get some nasty cold or something else forcing you to slow wayyyy down. Skimming the surface won't cut it. And it would be crazy not to use this magical time.

Time to renovate

The Eclipse makes an aspect to Uranus that suggests that deep cleansing goes hand in hand with new passions, surprises, freedom and future-minded thinking. While the sometimes overwhelming and painful transitions and breaking away of old structures continues, something unknown and innovative is slowly gathering momentum. It’s not all water and dreams this month, no no! There’s something brand new coming up, waiting to burst forth like the flowers this spring. Just getting well watered before… Who knows, the tears you finally allow yourself might be the nourishment of a new dream.

Fresh Paths

Mars has just moved into Sagittarius. So there is another impetus for moving ahead unencumbered. At least, let’s say, we get a nice little kick to do so. Mars is at odds with Mercury though, so maybe our urge to take action gets dampened a bit by a wet blanket or two. Insecurity, fear, or just the inability to focus could occur. However, that fire – water – thing is not impossible to navigate. As long as you stay away from too much fire water…  uplift your spirit please and don’t use spirits. We get such a dose of cosmic waves we need to keep our heads clear.

Solid foundations

At the eclipse, Saturn is stressing out the relaxed Pisces sun and moon with a square aspect. Saturn, strict teacher and taskmaster, will turn retrograde in two weeks and is almost at a standstill seen from Earth. This makes his influence (even) bigger. His main task is to keep us grounded and real so we can withstand reality checks. Especially when the world turns into a big aquarium like with this Solar eclipse... Saturn is the earthy counterweight to all that limitless oceany Pisces energy floating around.

Aiming high

Saturn is in Sagittarius, sign of higher education and foreign cultures. Building sound foundations includes checking your education, going for fresh-ups or courses of study if you find you lack qualifications for your work. It’s cool to go to school - or rather, imperative..!! Being on top of any law affairs, learning new languages or widening your horizon by travel are high on the bucket list as well. Saturn can help with not getting carried away spiritually, too... Find a way to make your ideals and visions real! Female wisdom warrior Pallas is working with Saturn, supporting practical, smart and strategically sound new paths.

Earth and water

Thankfully for the eclipse, there are a bunch of indicators for practical solutions and real progress. Ceres, the nurturing mother energy, Jupiter the benefactor, and Pluto all indicate that we'll get a chance to prepare the beets for spring and later reap some real results from new structures and hard work. It's difficult to imagine flowers in full bloom and ripe tomatoes right now, but the seeds are in the ground... if we put them there!!

Good care

So how can we best use the power of the water element this spring? Water seems innocent, but if you stand too close to the waves, they draw you in and there is no way you can control things anymore. Use some earthy qualities, dedication, discipline and discernment wherever there’s too much fears, unclarity, getting carried away by feelings, moods and memories. It's also a great time to move and feel your body regularly and eat organic, earthy, nourishing stuff. As I said for the last full moon, if you use substances it should really be not for fun but for healing, under supervision and with clarity about your aims.

When we put water and earth together we can make some miracles blossom. Enjoy Spring!!