Thursday, February 1: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on February 1, 2018

AQUARIUS 11°52’03

AIR/FIXED

Second Decan of AQUARIUS (portion of ten degrees): AQUARIUS/GEMINI

Fifth Dwad of AQUARIUS (portion of 2.5 degrees): AQUARIUS/GEMINI

AquariusOn January 20 2018, at 2.08.56 pm, the SUN enters the FIXED AIR SIGN AQUARIUS. Time is Eastern Australia Daylight Saving, 11 hours East of Greenwich.
The SUN will transit AQUARIUS until February 19, 4.17.56 pm, with the ingress into PISCES.

And HERE you’ll find my take on the Major Transits for 2018, in a nutshell.

click HERE to view the Rainbow Horoscope of this cosmic event

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Summer Time (=11 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving will begin again in NSW on October 1 at 2 am.
Sunrise Horoscope February 1 2018

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Sunrise Horoscope Data February 1 2018

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The Waxing/Waning Moon transits Leo from January 31 to February 2 2018, during the Leo Full Moon Phase

'Santa Margherita' by Riccardo Meacci (1856 - 1938)

‘Santa Margherita’ by Riccardo Meacci (1856 – 1938)

LEO, Moon of creativity and passion
Warm and fun loving

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS LEO from January 31, 5.52 am,
to February 2, 6.12 am, with the ingress into VIRGO

Suitable energy for creative work, especially of the visual type, display, fun, joy, drama, theatre, inspiration, organization, leisure, pleasure, vacation, spending fun times with the children, being a child again, love making, romance, passion. Purchase of jewellery, gold, precious objects, luxury items, cats. Action motivated by spontaneous need for self expression. Dramatic display of generous feelings, warm hearted, loyal, passionate, but somewhat egotistic. Beware of domineering and controlling attitudes, ego inflation, extremes of passion, exaggeration, arrogance, pride.

*** In the garden Leo, like all the other Fire Signs, is traditionally considered too hot, dry and barren for growing anything. Its energy is very suitable instead for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, and harvesting. Great Moon time for designing the garden, introducing ornamental objects and features, and, of course, Garden Parties.

*** Healing Herbs: Borage, Hawthorn, Motherwort.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Full Moon animationFull Moon

The LEO FULL MOON PHASE, also a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO, 11°37′, begins on February 1, 0.26 am;
and will end on February 8.47 am, with the 0° LIBRA DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE

At Full Moon the Moon has reached a distance of 180 degrees ahead of the Sun, becoming diametrically opposed to it, with planet Earth in the middle. This is symbolically harvest time, when we reap what we have sown in the waxing period. We might experience success or failure, but either way we are coming to some important realization. The cycle has now reached its half way mark and is at its most intense. Like the New Moon a fortnight earlier this is also a time for new beginnings, not in the naïve, tentative way of the New Moon, but in a more mature and conscious way.

*** In the garden the Full Moon is a great divide: before the exact phase the increasing light and surging energy are particularly good for Annuals and above the ground crops; after the phase Perennials, Biennials, Trees and Root crops are more suited. Traditionally no sowing or planting are recommended however twelve hours before or after the phase itself. Some authors suggest even 24 hours.

The first Lunar Eclipse of the year at the Leo full Moon on the First of February 2018

Plates with images of Lina Cavalieri by artist Piero Fornasetti

Plates with images of Lina Cavalieri by artist Piero Fornasetti

The first Eclipse Season of the year opens with a Lunar Eclipse at the Leo Full Moon of February 1st (on the eleventh degree of Leo), followed by a Solar Eclipse at the Aquarius New Moon of February 16th (on the twenty seventh degree of Aquarius). If, in your Birth Chart, the degrees 10, 11, 12 (for the Lunar Eclipse), and 26, 27, 28 (for the Solar Eclipse) of the Signs Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio, Aries, Sagittarius, Libra and Gemini were highlighted by the Sun, Moon, any Planet, Lunar Node or Angle (Ascendant, Descendant, Mid-Heaven and Lower-Heaven)  these cosmic events may be significant for you.

In Australia, weather permitting, we will able to witness the Eclipse between nine minutes to midnight on January 31 to eleven minutes past two am of February 1 (= time of Totality). Due to the Moon’s closeness to Earth at this time (Perigee) the Moon will appear about 30% brighter than usual (a so called Super Moon). Because this will be a Total Eclipse the Moon will also take on an uncanny reddish hue, due to the Earth’s shadow projected on it. And some are calling it also a Blue Moon, being the second Full Phase for the month of January 2018.  Nasa has described this event as a Lunar Trifecta; if interested check this SBS article for details.

Eclipses have been often malingered for bringing bad luck and negative outcomes. This is is occasionally true if the sensitive points the Eclipse touches were the focus of challenging aspects at birth, like difficult conjunctions, squares or oppositions. In this sense the Birth Chart remains the blue print for all future developments. Eclipses, like all other planetary transits, simply trigger what was already in the Birth Chart, fulfilling its promises, if I may put it this way without sounding too fatalistic. The events, positive or negative, are always stepping stones to new levels of awareness. This fact is especially true about Eclipses because they tend to deepen our experiences, thus creating a fertile ground for important shifts within and without.

As I remarked in a general post about Eclipses Published in June 2011:

“Traditional astrological texts more often than not describe the effects of Eclipses in very lurid terms, often depicting them as evil omens. Some modern readers of horoscopes are instead waxing lyrical about all the profound realizations and life changes we are all going to experience thanks to Eclipses. Maybe we need to find a middle way between these two extremes.”

The Leo Lunar Eclipse falls on the Full Moon of February 1, at 26 minutes past midnight (Australia Eastern Summer Time).

Lunar Eclipses are usually associated with emotionally stimulating experiences, climaxes of some description, not in themselves positive or negative, but intense and often profound. We may need to face, at this time, the sort of feelings that we always find difficult to deal with, like regret, guilt, fear of loneliness or abandonment, loss that we feel cannot be remedied, or, positively, strong fascinations, attractions, life changing encounters or career/creative opportunities and inspirations. While these emotions surface in our lives from time to time, around the time of a Lunar Eclipse they become more compelling; they may in fact even become an issue that we are forced to face one way or the other.

Following is a list of the possible effects of a Lunar Eclipse when aligned by Conjunction, Opposition or Square with a particular celestial body, Horoscope’s Angle and Lunar Node.

  • Lunar Eclipse aligned to the Sun: this is an important event in your life that could dramatically change your awareness of things, showing you ways to harness your will to direct your emotions in a more creative and purposeful way. Becoming conscious of the role of emotions in shaping your life events and relationships are key words here. Making more conscious what has remained for a long time unconscious could lead to unexpected developments now and in the foreseeable future. What you conceive as your life goals, your concept of success and failure could also change in amazing ways under the influence of this Eclipse.
  • Lunar Eclipse aligned to the Moon: another extremely important alignment, marking an emotionally charged period, for good or ill, depending on the amount and depth of unresolved emotional issues in your life. You could succumb to the intensity of it all, becoming overwhelmed by feelings you seem to be unable to control or even fully understand. Avoiding these extremes is essential now in order to take advantage of the insights and revelations of unconscious stuff the Lunar Eclipse can offer you. If you have kept your head in the sand in relation to the feelings that are surfacing now this could be indeed a very trying time. Positively it could instead represent the end or climax of a particularly difficult emotional period and, potentially, the beginning of a new, more mature period for your emotional life and relationships, especially with family or people you consider as close as family. Your sense of belonging to a certain place or area or community could also be shaken by this Eclipse, perhaps an opportunity to embrace long over-due changes.
  • Lunar Eclipse aligned to Mercury: the emphasis here is in words and communication, that could become intensely charged with unresolved emotions from the past. Becoming aware of the power of words and the manner in which we express them, our tone, body language etc., is the key to make this experience one through which we grow and evolve.
    Mercury was the Messenger of the Gods in the ancient Greek pantheon and still is in our every day exchange of ideas and in our insights in the working of the mind. The Lunar Eclipse will colour your rational, logical thinking with strong emotional bias, revealing the complex problematic of our opinions. Are we trying to coerce people to believe what we believe, to agree with us using emotionally biased arguments? Discovering the layers hidden in all our mutual communication with people could open completely new level of understanding, beyond personal tastes, likes or dislike, because something can be indeed very true to our children, family, friends and lovers, even if we fail to rationally understand it. To glimpse from where our and other people ideas and beliefs come from emotionally will be a very positive outcome of this Eclipse.
  • Lunar Eclipse aligned to Venus: Venus is all about love, relating, pleasure, what we like and adds beauty and harmony to our lives. When Venus’ pleasure principle is touched by a Lunar Eclipse we may experience difficulties, stress, even serious trouble in our ‘love life’; we may have to confront fears and disappointments in our relationships, seeking more depth and truthfulness toward and from the people we love. If this is not possible with our friends and partners, confrontations and even separations could be the result. The feelings awakened by a Lunar Eclipse aligned to Venus can be too intense to bear with equanimity, we will need to remain somewhat calm in the mist of the emotional turmoil. Like with a Moon alignment be extra aware of emotional extremes at this time, avoiding obsessive thoughts and feelings not sustained by facts but that are only products of intensified desires and unrequited love from the past.
    Positively this event could bring about the experience of truly deep relationships and new levels of intimacy we have been longing for all our lives.
  • Lunar Eclipse aligned to Mars: the Red Planet stands for assertion, initiative, courage, passions, desires and also the instincts that hep us to face life head on and to stand up for what we want and believe. The Moon’s Eclipse could make the expression of this fundamental survival function more emotionally charged that it should be. We all know that responding too fast or too impulsively to a surge of emotions can be a short cut to confrontations and even war with other people. For those less aware of this the Eclipse period, from few weeks to few months, could bring many confrontations and , in some cases causing lasting enmity with people. Consciously cultivating a more tolerant and calm attitude could help us avoid the worst consequences of this surge of unbridled passions, hopefully without stifling the creative energy that can actually spring from it and that could be used to tackle old problems with a new found assertive power, with the courage and initiative not usually available. Mars is somewhat given extra power by the Eclipse and if this power is channeled wisely it could help us begin something new and exciting, to try out our leadership qualities without stepping on anyone’s toes.
Stay tune for my next post on the possible effects of this Lunar Eclipse when aligned to Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, the Ascendant and Mid-Heaven in your Birth Horoscope.

 

Monday, January 29: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on January 29, 2018

AQUARIUS 08°49’13

AIR/FIXED

First Decan of AQUARIUS (portion of ten degrees): AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS

Fourth Dwad of AQUARIUS (portion of 2.5 degrees): AQUARIUS/TAURUS

AquariusOn January 20 2018, at 2.08.56 pm, the SUN enters the FIXED AIR SIGN AQUARIUS. Time is Eastern Australia Daylight Saving, 11 hours East of Greenwich.
The SUN will transit AQUARIUS until February 19, 4.17.56 pm, with the ingress into PISCES.

And HERE you’ll find my take on the Major Transits for 2018, in a nutshell.

click HERE to view the Rainbow Horoscope of this cosmic event

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Summer Time (=11 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving will begin again in NSW on October 1 at 2 am.
Sunrise Horoscope January 29 2018

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Sunrise Horoscope Data January 29 2018

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Saturday, January 27: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on January 27, 2018

AQUARIUS 06°47’14

AIR/FIXED

First Decan of AQUARIUS (portion of ten degrees): AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS

  Third Dwad of AQUARIUS (portion of 2.5 degrees): AQUARIUS/ARIES

AquariusOn January 20 2018, at 2.08.56 pm, the SUN enters the FIXED AIR SIGN AQUARIUS. Time is Eastern Australia Daylight Saving, 11 hours East of Greenwich.
The SUN will transit AQUARIUS until February 19, 4.17.56 pm, with the ingress into PISCES.

And HERE you’ll find my take on the Major Transits for 2018, in a nutshell.

click HERE to view the Rainbow Horoscope of this cosmic event

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Summer Time (=11 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving will begin again in NSW on October 1 at 2 am.
Sunrise Horoscope January 27 2018

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Sunrise Horoscope Data January 27 2018

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Tuesday, October 17: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on October 17, 2017

LIBRA 23°36’37”

AIR/CARDINAL

  Third Decan of LIBRA (portion of ten degrees): LIBRA/GEMINI

 Tenth Dwad of LIBRA (portion of 2.5 degrees): LIBRA/CANCER

Libra glyphThe SUN will transit LIBRA from September 23, 6.01 am (Australia Eastern Standard Time = 10 hours East of Greenwich). The ingress of he Sun in LIBRA marks the SPRING EQUINOX in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Sun will move out of Libra into SCORPIO on October 23, 4.26 pm (Australia Daylight Saving Time = 11 hours East of Greenwich). Summer Time begins in NSW on Sunday, October 1, at 2 am.

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Summer Time (=11 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving will begin again in NSW on October 1 at 2 am.
Sunrise Horoscope October 17 2017

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Sunrise Horoscope Data October 17 2017

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Tuesday, September 19: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on September 19, 2017

VIRGO 26°04’35”

EARTH~MUTABLE

Third Decan of Virgo: VIRGO/TAURUS
Eleventh Dwad of Virgo: VIRGO/CANCER

The SUN will transit VIRGO from August 23, 8.20 am, to September 23, 6.01 am, entering then the Sign of LIBRA, (Australia Eastern Standard Time = 10 hours East of Greenwich).

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving ended in Eastern Australia on April 2 2017, 3 am.
Sunrise Horoscope September 19 2017

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Sunrise Horoscope Data September 19 2017

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The Waning/Waxing Moon transits Virgo from September 18 to 20, between the Leo Balsamic and the Virgo New Moon Phases

Artwork by Christian Schloe

Artwork by Christian Schloe

VIRGO, Moon of humility and craftsmanship
Purifying and healing

From September 18, 2.52 pm, to September 20, 8.05 pm

Suitable energy for general and menial work, in particular jobs that require attention to details and great patience, crafts, knitting, sewing, cooking, mending, cleaning, nursing, volunteering, accounting, studying, researching, testing, purifying, collecting, classifying, putting order into chaos. Purchase of craft materials and tools, collectibles, pets. Action motivated by practical needs, daily routine, taking care of the body learning to discriminate and to perfect. Timid expression of feeling, sometimes prickly, always helpful at the practical level. Beware of hyper-criticism, a calculating attitude, lack of grace, inhibitions, phobias, hypochondria, feelings of unworthiness.

*** In the garden Despite the earthy nature and the symbolic ear of corn in the Maiden’s left hand* Virgo is considered barren. Plants will supposedly grow spindly, tough and woody if planted on the Virgo Moon. The Sign is great however for tidying up the garden, work bee days, and fertilizing.

*** Healing Herbs: Blackberry, Fennel, Flax.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Balsamic MoonBalsamic Moon

The LEO BALSAMIC MOON PHASE begins on September 17, 2.32 am, and ends on September 20, 3.29 pm,
with the VIRGO NEW MOON PHASE

The Moon is 45 degrees behind the Sun, only three and half days to New Moon. The Moon light is decreasing rapidly and the lunar energy is now being stored as nutrients in the seeds of future plants. It is also the calm before the storm of activities of the New Moon. Time for contemplation, self reflection and healing. The title Balsamic Moon is derived from the word ‘balsam’, unguent which helps to relieve pain and cure ills. During this time we could distil the essence of our past experience, from the last New Moon up to this point, reflect upon what we have experienced and learned, getting psychologically ready for the cycle which is about to open. This is a spiritual phase, more suitable for meditation and relaxation than action.

*** In the garden it is certainly no time for planting or sowing, but it is ideal for cultivation, soil conditioning, eradicating pests and unwanted plants and to prune in order to retard growth.

1 New Moon Crescent fastThe New Moon

The New Moon is the beginning of the Waxing cycle, the sacred marriage of Moon and Sun, Yin and Yang, Night and Day. For three days the Moon becomes invisible. Astrologically we say that the Moon is now conjunct the Sun (on the same degree of Longitude along the Ecliptic). Every month the New Moon occurs in a different Sign. So the Aries New Moon in March/April is always followed by the Taurus New Moon in April/May and so on. New Moons are symbols of new beginning and represent a great time to start something or make important changes in our lives. The energy is right for everything new you would like to try.

*** In the garden this is traditionally a time to begin sowing and planting because the increasing Moon light will help plants to emerge and flourish. Moisture becomes more and more available as the light of the Moon intensifies, up to the Full Moon. Traditionally however no sowing or planting are recommended within twelve hours of the phase itself.

Saturday, September 16: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on September 16, 2017

VIRGO 23°09’03”

EARTH~MUTABLE

Third Decan of Virgo: VIRGO/TAURUS
Tenth Dwad of Virgo: VIRGO/GEMINI

The SUN will transit VIRGO from August 23, 8.20 am, to September 23, 6.01 am, entering then the Sign of LIBRA, (Australia Eastern Standard Time = 10 hours East of Greenwich).

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving ended in Eastern Australia on April 2 2017, 3 am.
Sunrise Horoscope September 16 2017

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Sunrise Horoscope Data September 16 2017

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The Waning Moon transits Cancer from September 14 to 16, during the Gemini Last Quarter Phase

Artwor by Margarita Sikorskaia (Russia)

Artwork by Margarita Sikorskaia (Russia)

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

From September 14, 8.12 am, to September 16, 11.08 am

Suitable energy for home making, looking after the children, nursing the sick, care taking, budgeting, op. shopping, feeding the hungry, cleaning, doing the laundry, recycling, storytelling, creative writing, fantasy or history reading, teaching, psychic insight, intuition. Purchase of children’s clothes, house hold items, blankets, antiques, houses and real estate. Action motivated by sympathetic response and the need to stick to what is familiar and safe. Self protective, reserved in display of feelings, caring. Beware of excessive mothering, dependency, personal bias, emotional manipulation, fear.

*** In the garden Cancer is one of the most, if not the most fertile of all Signs. Everything should do well when planted in Cancer, if the Moon is in the right phase. Plants particularly associated with Cancer are those with a high water content, such as Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons. Cancer is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and deep irrigation.

*** Healing Herbs: Papaya leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Last Quarter

The GEMINI LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE begins on September 13, 4.24 pm, and ends on September 17, 2.32 am,
with the LEO BALSAMIC MOON PHASE

If the First Quarter presented us with external challenges to overcome in order to achieve the goal promised by the Full Moon, at the Last Quarter we feel that whatever bar our progress is within us and not without. We can now take responsibility for our life and circumstances. The battle needs to be fought with oneself and not other people. Both Quarters are crucial times that suggest division and strife, but while at the First Quarter we could find refuge in the illusion that the cause of all the problems was someone or something else, now we can clearly see how we contribute to whatever crisis we may be experiencing. The Moon is now 90 degrees behind the Sun, another right angle. The friction generated by the inner dialogue could be very creative if you don’t let it depress you.

*** In the garden we should stop all sowing and planting, and concentrate on soil conditioning and cultivation. Suitable energy also for harvesting and getting rid of unwanted weeds and pests.

Thursday, September 14: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on September 14, 2017

VIRGO 21°12’13”

EARTH~MUTABLE

Third Decan of Virgo: VIRGO/TAURUS
Ninth Dwad of Virgo: VIRGO/TAURUS

The SUN will transit VIRGO from August 23, 8.20 am, to September 23, 6.01 am, entering then the Sign of LIBRA, (Australia Eastern Standard Time = 10 hours East of Greenwich).

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving ended in Eastern Australia on April 2 2017, 3 am.
Sunrise Horoscope September 14 2017

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Sunrise Horoscope Data September 14 2017

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The Waning Moon transits Gemini from September 12 to 14, between the Taurus Disseminating and the Gemini Last Quarter Phases

Artwork by Christian Schloe

Artwork by Christian Schloe

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GEMINI, Moon of mental flexibility and communication
Inquisitive and social

From September 12, 5.29 am, to September 14, 8.12 am

Suitable energy for traveling, studying, researching, reading, writing, teaching, moving, walking, running, advertising, talking, brain storming, contact with siblings, computer work, accounting, graphic designing, artistic skills. Purchase of books, magazines, school gear, cars, bikes, art equipment. Quick action, rapid response, motivated by present circumstances and the curiosity to know. Adaptable mental energy. Friendly, sisterly, brotherly feelings, independent, needing change and variety. Beware of inconstancy, nervousness, irritability, mental games, gossips, double dealings, cold intellectualism, superficiality.

*** In the garden Gemini is considered too dry and barren for growing anything. Its energy is suitable for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, and harvesting. Today the energy could be right for designing the garden, for parties and get-togethers with friends and siblings.

*** Healing Herbs: Coltsfoot, Hyssop, Lemon Balm, Mullein.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.*******

Disseminating Moon PhaseDisseminating Moon

The TAURUS DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE begins on September 10, 6.23 am, and ends on September 13, 4.24 pm,
with the GEMINI LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Moon is now on her return journey. This phase occurs three and half days past the Full Moon. It has been given this name because this is a time for spreading and sharing the knowledge or realization we have gathered at the Full Moon. It is the first step on the inner journey which began at the Full Moon, but it can still be an active time in the world too, with the need to reach out to others. The Moon has past her prime, but her still strong light is a reminder of her recent fullness.

*** In the garden, despite the rapidly diminishing Moon light, this is a productive time for growing things and also to apply slow release fertilizer. The fact that these are the last available days for planting before the Last Quarter should work as an incentive to get going. Favourite plants to grow during this first week of the waning cycle are the Perennials, Biennials and Root Crops because the Moon energy is being stored underground in anticipation of the resting period not too far ahead.

Last Quarter

If the First Quarter presented us with external challenges to overcome in order to achieve the goal promised by the Full Moon, at the Last Quarter we feel that whatever bar our progress is within us and not without. We can now take responsibility for our life and circumstances. The battle needs to be fought with oneself and not other people. Both Quarters are crucial times that suggest division and strife, but while at the First Quarter we could find refuge in the illusion that the cause of all the problems was someone or something else, now we can clearly see how we contribute to whatever crisis we may be experiencing. The Moon is now 90 degrees behind the Sun, another right angle. The friction generated by the inner dialogue could be very creative if you don’t let it depress you.

*** In the garden we should stop all sowing and planting, and concentrate on soil conditioning and cultivation. Suitable energy also for harvesting and getting rid of unwanted weeds and pests.

The Waning Moon transits Taurus from September 10 to 12, during the Disseminating Phase

Artwork by Christian Schloe

Artwork by Christian Schloe

TAURUS, Moon of contemplation and contentment
Loyal and sensual

From September 10, 2.22 am, to September 12, 5.29 am

Suitable energy for practical activities, making money, business, building, engineering, woodworking, sculpting, pottery, cooking, massage, healing, meditating, contemplating, being still and content, artistic, sensual. All pleasurable activities. Purchase of beautiful objects, furniture, furnishings, clothes, flowers, art works, jewellery, land. Slow, deliberate action, motivated by the desire for security and ease. Determination, use of will power. Affectionate, sensual display of feelings, supportive and loyal. Beware of laziness, self indulgence, stubbornness, intolerance, prejudice, jealousy.

*** In the garden Taurus is considered a fairly productive Sign, especially suitable for Root Crops, like potatoes and carrots, helping to strengthen the root system and to make plants sturdier. It is also a great Sign for Flower Bulbs and other ornamental plants, being sacred to Venus. Great time to be lazy in the garden, lull in a hammock and watch the grass grow.

*** Healing Herbs: Fenugreek, Liquorice, Slippery Elm.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Disseminating MoonDisseminating Moon Phase

The TAURUS DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE begins on September 10, 6.23 am, and ends on September 13, 4.24 pm,
with the GEMINI LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Moon is now on her return journey. This phase occurs three and half days past the Full Moon. It has been given this name because this is a time for spreading and sharing the knowledge or realization we have gathered at the Full Moon. It is the first step on the inner journey which began at the Full Moon, but it can still be an active time in the world too, with the need to reach out to others. The Moon has past her prime, but her still strong light is a reminder of her recent fullness.

*** In the garden, despite the rapidly diminishing Moon light, this is a productive time for growing things and also to apply slow release fertilizer. The fact that these are the last available days for planting before the Last Quarter should work as an incentive to get going. Favourite plants to grow during this first week of the waning cycle are the Perennials, Biennials and Root Crops because the Moon energy is being stored underground in anticipation of the resting period not too far ahead.

Monday, September 11: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on September 11, 2017

VIRGO 18°17’14”

EARTH~MUTABLE

Second Decan of Virgo: VIRGO/CAPRICORN
Eighth Dwad of Virgo: VIRGO/ARIES

The SUN will transit VIRGO from August 23, 8.20 am, to September 23, 6.01 am, entering then the Sign of LIBRA, (Australia Eastern Standard Time = 10 hours East of Greenwich).

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving ended in Eastern Australia on April 2 2017, 3 am.
Sunrise Horoscope September 11 2017

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Sunrise Horoscope Data September 11 2017

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The Waxing/Waning Moon transits Pisces from September 5 to 6, between the Aquarius Gibbous and Pisces Full Moon Phases

Artwork by Christian Schloe

Artwork by Christian Schloe

PISCES, Moon of compassion and universal sympathy
Adaptable and romantic

from September 5, 3.28 pm, and ends on September 6, 5.02 pm

 Suitable energy for sailing, swimming, day dreaming, escapism, falling in love, creative writing, especially of poetry, theater, performances, movies, concerts, music, crowds, solitude, remembering. Charity, water scrying, astral traveling, past life experiences, déjà vu, psychic awakening, bliss. Purchase of swimming gear, boats, surfboards, pets, alcohol, shoes. Action motivated by the need to accommodate fate, to go with the flow. Gentle poetical expression of feelings, romantic, changeable, ambivalent. Beware of escapism, untruthfulness, drug taking, victimization, passivity, impracticality, phobias, fatalism, lack of discrimination.

*** In the garden Pisces is a very fertile, particularly suitable for growing water plants, like Water Chestnuts and Lotus. A great time for propagating cuttings, grafting, irrigation, pruning to encourage re-growth, but not potatoes that may sprout too soon. Romantic garden walks and picnics could do well too.

*** Healing Herbs: Echinacea, Eyebright, Golden Seal and Mugwort.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Gibbous Moon

The AQUARIUS GIBBOUS MOON PHASE begins on September 4, 4.19 am, and ends on September 6, 5.02 pm,
with the PISCES FULL MOON PHASE.

The Moon is waxing, 135 degrees ahead of the Sun, only 45 degrees or three and half days to the Full Moon. The Moon shows a strange shape now, like a rugby ball. Our goals are becoming more clear and we can power ahead, not too concerned about possible obstacles on our path. The power of attraction of the Full Moon proves irresistible.

*** In the garden as in life there should be plenty of activities and a sense of urgency, least one should waste the great energy available at the moment. When the Moon transits a very fertile Sign like Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or a productive Sign like Taurus, Libra and Capricorn in this phase practically every plant and seed can go into the garden successfully. This is the middle of the second waxing week. Ideally, after sowing or planting leafy vegetables in the first week, we should be busy putting in those plants we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans, etc.).

Full to Disseminating Moon

Full to Disseminating Moon

Full Moon

At Full Moon the Moon has reached a distance of 180 degrees ahead of the Sun, becoming diametrically opposed to it, with planet Earth in the middle. This is symbolically harvest time, when we reap what we have sown in the waxing period. We might experience success or failure, but either way we are coming to some important realization. The cycle has now reached its half way mark and is at its most intense. Like the New Moon a fortnight earlier this is also a time for new beginnings, not in the naïve, tentative way of the New Moon, but in a more mature and conscious way.

*** In the garden the Full Moon is a great divide: before the exact phase the increasing light and surging energy are particularly good for Annuals and above the ground crops; after the phase Perennials, Biennials, Trees and Root crops are more suited. Traditionally no sowing or planting are recommended however twelve hours before or after the phase itself. Some authors suggest even 24 hours.