Those with planets at mid-degrees of Gemini will be particularly impacted by this New Moon. For all of us, though, creativity and love will be at the forefront. Since the Sun and Venus oppose Saturn and square Neptune, there is a star-crossed quality to this New Moon. Make sure that any big decisions are well thought-out, and that you’re prepared to take on new responsibilities and work through obstacles.
One man saw a seemingly insurmountable problem, and took creative action to solve it. And soon, 80 imperiled Asian rhinos will begin winging their way across the Indian Ocean to the safety of Australia. Former sales exec Ray Dearlove has devoted his retirement years to creating a “seed bank” of Asian rhinos, to save the […]
The New Moon in Taurus (May 6, 12:30 p.m. PDT) features a lovely Grand Trine to Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Virgo. This suggests positive developments with existing projects, especially in earthly realms like finances, home and health – as long as we know what we want and are willing to stick with it.
We’re approaching the Scorpio Full Moon (Thursday April 21, 10:24 p.m. PDT), sometimes known as the Shaman’s Moon. The Moon in magical Scorpio opposes the Sun in grounding Taurus on the night before Earth Day. What are you prepared to do to help your Earth Mama and her creatures? Stand under the Full Moon and raise your arms, drawing down her power and asking her to help with your healing intentions. Say a prayer for the bees, or any other creatures you love. You can also ask for assistance in manifesting personal desires. Since Venus, the Taurus ruler, is in Aries conjunct lickety-split Uranus, you may get quick results!
Do you remember the magic carpet ride of Disney’s Aladdin? Flying high over Agrabah, Aladdin and the Sultan’s beautiful daughter Jasmine begin to sense the magical bond between them (i.e. Aladdin is in touch with his feminine, intuitive side). The carpet leads Aladdin and his trusty monkey (his wits and primal instincts) into a cave full of riches, and ultimately helps him win Jasmine’s heart. Since we recently entered the Year of the Monkey, let’s allow Aladdin to be our guide to an ingenious and enriching month ahead. Even if it may be a bit of a wild ride!
Can you feel your dormant yet most resilient seeds beginning to sprout? It’s not always a pleasant process (birth rarely is), but you can rest assured that blossoms are on the way. The recent Pisces solar eclipse was like the El Nino deluge, bringing up latent feelings and fears for clearing – but also fertilizing the ground for beautiful things to bloom.
With the fresh, exciting energy of the Spring Equinox due on March 19-20, we naturally want to take risks and say Yes to life this month. But sometimes Yes begins with No. As we sort and filter the new beginnings flooding in, we’ll be carving out a new pathway for ourselves. It may be excruciating to say No to whatever is no longer working for you or to those who want a piece of your action, but doing so can set you free.
Smeets’ interpretation of The Star, featuring artist Amboise Nathalie, is an apt symbol for the upcoming Virgo Full Moon (Monday, Feb. 22, 10:20 a.m. PST). You are a star in all your naked, imperfect glory, says the earthy Virgo Moon as it opposes the spiritual Pisces Sun. The artistic, magnetic power of Pisces is amplified by Neptune’s conjunction to the Sun. And, Jupiter opposite Chiron and the South Node in Pisces speak to the healing power of images – encouraging us to see things differently, and to accept ourselves with all our flaws.
An auspicious year for new beginnings, the heart-centered Yang Fire Monkey is passionate and generous. Now our heartfelt desires move to the forefront, and we join with others to create friendships, groups and movements that benefit ourselves and the collective. Those who dare to be different will win out while the monkey reigns.
Amazingly, all this attention has been happening just prior to tomorrow’s Leo Full Moon. Exact on Bowie’s 3 degree moon, it lights up the opposition to his Aquarius Ascendant. Here’s how the talented performer once expressed this polarity: “For me as an artist it wasn’t just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture I was living in.” Mission accomplished.