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The Blood Moon Tetrad – prophecy and science

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Tuesday’s Full Moon eclipse is part of a relatively rare event known as a “Tetrad,” a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row.  While eclipses are not uncommon (we typically see two pairs of eclipses each year although there is often deviation from that pattern), total eclipses are less common and a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row is even more rare. (For more about the eclipse see this earlier article.) In the total eclipse the Moon often seems to glow with an eerie red […]

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Aries New Moon astrology and the April Grand Cross

Today’s New Moon is in the cardinal sign of Aries – the first sign of the Spring season.  There is a sense of new beginnings – of pregnant anticipation.  Something  is about to burst forth, to blossom and the old is made new again. The New Moon occurs today at 2:45 pm Eastern and falls at 9 degrees Aries.  Both the Sun and Moon link up with Uranus, the planet of revolution, encouraging us to shed the shackles of the past and the restrictions of our established patterns and routines […]

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Heart-opening Leo Full Moon for Valentine’s Day

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Tonight’s Full Moon offers a dramatic expression of the open heart, and not just because it’s Valentine’s Day.  This Full Moon is in Leo, the sign that is ruled by the Sun.  In medical astrology the Sun rules the physical heart, but there is also a generosity of spirit to Leo – a warmhearted openness to life and all of its complexities.  This generosity of Leo opens up the heart at this Full Moon and encourages a dramatic display of personal expression that is fueled by fire and the passion […]

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Burst into awakenings: Aquarius New Moon January 30, 2014

The way to the New Moon on January 30 is paved by a harmonious sextile aspect from the Sun to Uranus today (January 29th).  The Sun bestows life-giving energy and positive life force, and when it harmonizes with Uranus, the planet of awakening and change, there is a blossoming of potential that stirs the soul and inspires a departure from the ordinary.  Anything is possible now, but under the opposition from Jupiter to Pluto we must  be very mindful of our thoughts and longings, because you just might get what  you […]

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Full Moon in Cancer, January 15 2015: Emotional truths

The Full Moon in Cancer follows a beautiful conjunction of the Moon to Jupiter that aligned around 1 am Eastern on January 15th.  Lunar transits are quick and generally not powerful, but the expansion of the Moon by Jupiter just before the Full Moon adds power and majesty to the experience of this Full Moon. The Moon rules Cancer, and is happiest in that sign where emotions can find their most immediate expression.  In the Full Moon the Sun opposes the Moon, and here we see the Capricorn Sun, with […]

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New Year, New Moon!

The beginning of 2014 brings us a powerful New Moon in Capricorn, with a Grand Cross in the cardinal (action) signs.  Cardinal signs are initiators – they inspire leadership and movement and are just the thing to motivate the kind of goals and dreams that the New Year tends to foster. This New Moon is a Supermoon (this term is in common usage today but was actually coined by astrologer Richard Nolle) because it is at its closest point to Earth.  It’s typically the Full Moons that bring about the […]

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Gemini Full Moon December 17: Ascending to Higher Mind

The Moon will be full in Gemini on the 17th, expanding our minds and filling us with curiosity and a yearning to understand life’s secrets. Every Full Moon contains a polarity within it, and while polarities are opposites they always have something in common that links them together.  Gemini and Sagittarius are the most similar of the six astrological polarities – both are concerned with knowledge although they each have a different approach.  Gemini is hungry to learn as much as possible about many different things – there tends to […]

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Sagittarius New Moon, December 2 2013

In times like these, when the foundation of our lives are breaking apart in order to free us to establish new patterns and structures to assist us to grow and evolve, we need to be able to expand our minds so that we can evolve the systems of belief that give our lives meaning.  This is the role of the Sagittarius New Moon today. The New Moon is the beginning of a new lunar cycle.  Under the New Moon our conscious mind, represented by the Sun, fuses with the lunar […]

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Scorpio New Moon Eclipse, November 3 2013

This  New Moon in Scorpio is also a Solar Eclipse. This is a particularly powerful Scorpionic event because we have four planets (Mercury, Sun, Moon and Saturn) tightly aligned within six degrees of the sign of passion and intensity. This is a Scorpionic time in any case – we are approaching the midpoint of the Scorpio solar cycle which is associated with the ancient Celtic cross-quarter festival of Samhain, and under Scorpio’s influence we are called to fearlessly dive deep into the unconscious to uncover both the treasures and horrors […]

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Aries Full Moon Eclipse: October 2013

The Moon is full in Aries tonight at 7:37 pm Eastern, meaning the Moon will be opposite the Libra Sun.  The opposition of the Moon to the Sun indicates a tension between emotion (Moon) and reason (Sun), between conscious thought (Sun and instinctive drives (Moon). The word “tension” is defined as “the state of being stretched tight.”  In the Full Moon (or any other planetary opposition as well) we are being stretched to our outer limits to use all of our resources and gifts as nature intended.  Full Moons can […]

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