Friday, January 17, 2020: daily Moon Sign/Phase + monthly Sun, Planets, Lunar Nodes and Asteroids’ Signs’ Ingress and Retro Periods

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Sun SymbolCapricorn from the Book of Hours 15th-16th century, Lyon, Bibliothèque municipaleThe SUN entered the CARDINAL EARTH SIGN of CAPRICORN on Sunday, December, 22, 2019, at 3.19 pm, and will transit CAPRICORN until Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1.54 am, with the ingress into AQUARIUS.
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For a Reading of the Major Transits active in December 2019 and January 2020 please click this link

For a Reading of the Major Transits active in October and November 2019 please click this link

To view an interpretation of the Moon Sign and Phase please click the images below

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.
Apology: yesterday I have mistaken the date of the ingress of the Moon in Aries, writing January 3 instead than January 2. I have now corrected the error.

Libra MoonFirst Quarter to BalsamicThe WANING MOON TRANSITS LIBRA from Thursday, January 16, 2.43 am, to Saturday, January 18, 5.20 am, with the ingress into SCORPIO.
The LIBRA LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE begins on Friday, January 17, 11.58 pm, and ends on Tuesday, January 21, 1.28 pm, with the SAGITTARIUS BALSAMIC MOON PHASE.

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The January 2020 Lunar Cycle began with

the 04°06Capricorn New Moon, on Thursday, December 26, at 4.13 pm local time

also a SOLAR ECLIPSE

The climax of the January 2020 Lunar Cycle will be

the 20°00Cancer Full Moon on Saturday, January 11, 6.21 am

also a LUNAR ECLIPSE

The next Lunar Cycle will begin on January 25, at 8.41 am, at 04°21′ Aquarius

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JANUARY 2020 LINKS

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January 2020 Moon Ingress into Signs***

All phases, positions etc are currently calculated for Australian Eastern daylight Saving Time (11 hours East of Greenwich).
Click images to view meaning*
Moon in Aries

Wax. Moon in Aries on Thu, Jan 2, 3 pm

Moon in Taurus

Wax. Moon in Taurus on Sun, Jan 5, 3.15 am

Moon in Gemini

Wax. Moon in Gemini on Tue, Jan 7, 1.10 pm

Moon in Cancer

Wax. Moon in Cancer on Thu, Jan 9, 7.43 pm

Moon in Leo

Wan. Moon in Leo on Sat, Jan 11, 11.15 pm

Moon in Virgo

Wan. Moon in Virgo on Tue, Jan 14, 1.06 am

Moon in Libra

Wan. Moon in Libra on Thur, Jan 16, 2.43 am

Moon in Scorpio

Wan. Moon in Scorpio, Sat, Jan 18, 5.20 am

Moon in Sagittarius

Wan. Moon in Sag. on Mon, Jan 20, 9.40 am

Moon in Capricorn

Wan. Moon Cap Wed, Jan 22, 3.59 pm

Moon in Aquarius

Wan/Wax Moon Aquarius Sat, Jan 25, 0.20 am

Moon in Pisces

Wax. Moon Pisces on Mon, Jan 27,10.43 am

Moon in Aries

Wax. Moon in Aries on Wed, Jan29,10.50 pm

~~January 2020 All Moon Phases***

All phases, positions etc are calculated for Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (11 hours East of Greenwich)
Click images to view meaning
Apologies the time of the January Cancer Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse was wrong earlier. The error has now now been corrected to 6.21 am, Eastern Australia Daylight Saving Time.
First Quarter Moon Phase Animation

Aries First Quarter Moon, 12°15′, Fri, Jan 3, 3.45 pm

Gibbous to Full Moon animation

Gemini Gibbous Moon, 01°19′, Tue, Jan 7, 3.39 pm

Full to Disseminating Moon

Cancer Full Moon Eclipse, 20°00′, Sat, Jan 11, 6.21 am

Disseminating Moon Phase

Virgo Disseminating Moon, 08°25′, Tue, Jan 14, 3 pm

Last Quarter to Balsamic Moon Phase

Libra Last Quarter. 26°51′, Fri, Jan 17, 11.58 pm

New to Crescent Moon Phase

Sagittar. Balsamic Moon, 15’29’, Tue, Jan 21, 1.28 pm

1 New Moon Crescent fast

Aquarius New Moon, 04°21′, Sat, Jan 25, 8.41 am

Crescent Moon Animation

Pisces Crescent Moon, 23°28′, Wed, Jan 29, 9.38 am

1 New Moon Crescent fast

Aquarius New Moon, Sat, Jan 25, 04°21′, 8.41 am

Crescent Moon Animation

Pisces Crescent Moon, 23°28′, Mon, Jan 29, 9.38 am

January 2020 Signs Ingress and Retro Periods of the Fast Moving Planets

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All positions etc are calculated for Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (11 hours East of Greenwich)

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Sun SymbolCapricorn from the Book of Hours 15th-16th century, Lyon, Bibliothèque municipaleThe SUN entered the CARDINAL EARTH SIGN of CAPRICORN on Sunday, December, 22, 2019, at 3.19 pm, and will transit CAPRICORN until Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1.54 am, with the ingress into AQUARIUS.

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MERCURY entered CAPRICORN on Sunday, December 29, at 3.54 pm, and will transit CAPRICORN until Friday, January 17, at 5.30 am, with the ingress into AQUARIUS. MERCURY will then transit AQUARIUS until Monday, February 3, 10.37 pm, with the ingress into PISCES.
MERCURY will not be finished with AQUARIUS though, becoming Stationary Retrograde on Monday, February 17, on 12°53′ of PISCES, returning to AQUARIUS, in retro motion, on Wednesday, March 4. MERCURY will turn Direct on Tuesday, March 10, on 28°13′ of AQUARIUS, transiting this Sign until Monday, March 16, at 2.42 pm, only then re-entering PISCES for good.

For a general post on the Retrogradation of Mercury’s effects, please navigate to my Page here.

VENUS has been transiting AQUARIUS since Friday, December 20, 5.41 pm, and will enter PISCES on Saturday, February 8, 7.02 am.

MARS has been transiting SCORPIO since Tuesday, November 19, at 5.40 pm, and will remain in SCORPIO until Friday, January 3, at 8.37 pm, with the ingress into SAGITTARIUS. MARS will then transit SAGITTARIUS until Sunday, February 16, 10.32 pm.

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January 2020 slow moving Planets’ Signs Ingress and Retro Periods

Jupiter GlyphJUPITER have been transiting CAPRICORN since Tuesday, December 3, at 4.20 am. JUPITER will transit CAPRICORN until Sunday, December 20, 2020, AT 0.07 am, with the ingress into AQUARIUS.

SATURN entered CAPRICORN on December 20, 2017, and will transit CAPRICORN until March 22, 2020.

Chiron GlyphCHIRON entered ARIES for good on February 18 2019, at 8.07 pm, and will transit ARIES until June 20, 2026.
For a short post on the ingress of Chiron in Aries please navigate to my 2018 post here.

Uranus GlyphURANUS entered TAURUS on Wednesday, March 6, at 7.26 pm. URANUS will transit TAURUS until April 26, 2026.
This was indeed the great event of the year 2019.
If interested please navigate to my 2018 post on URANUS in TAURUS here.
URANUS turned STATIONARY RETROGRADE on August 12, 2019, and will turn DIRECT again on January 11, 2020, between 06°36′ and 02°38′ of TAURUS.

NEPTUNE has been transiting PISCES for good since February 4, 2012, and will remain in PISCES until March 30, 2025, when it will enter ARIES.

PLUTO has been transiting CAPRICORN for good since November 27, 2008. PLUTO will transit CAPRICORN until March 23, 2023, then entering AQUARIUS.

January 2020 Lunar Nodes Signs Ingress

The NORTH and SOUTH LUNAR NODES have been transiting CANCER and CAPRICORN respectively since November 6, 2018. The MOON NODES will transits these Cardinal Signs until May 6, 2020, entering then the Mutable Signs of SAGITTARIUS and GEMINI.
In the month of January 2020 they will cover the degrees between 08°23’and 07°52′ of CANCER and CAPRICORN, mostly in Retro Motion, as usual.

January 2020 Four Major Asteroids: CeresPallas-Juno-Vesta’s Signs Ingress

Asteroid CeresCERES has been transiting CAPRICORN since November 16, 2019, and will transit CAPRICORN until Friday, January 31, with the ingress into AQUARIUS.

PALLAS entered SAGITTARIUS on November 8 2019, and will transit SAGITTARIUS until Saturday, January 18, 2020, then entering CAPRICORN where she will remain until Thursday, April 30, entering AQUARIUS. PALLAS will however return to CAPRICORN, due to Retrogradation, between June 3 and December 7, 2020.

Juno GlyphJUNO entered LIBRA on November 4 2019, and will transit LIBRA until Sunday, September 20, 2020.

VESTA entered TAURUS on June 9, 2019, and will transit TAURUS until March 21 2020, after a long period of Retrogradation, from September 24 to December 30 2019.

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Black Moon Lilith Glyph Black Moon Lilith Ephemeris January 2020Last, but not least, here are the January 2020 Ephemeris just for the elusive BLACK MOON LILITH.

To help you understand what this occult point represents I’ve chosen two websites:

Astrodienst on the Black Moon Lilith

Serennu.com on the Black Moon Lilith

Click this link for the current Month Astro Calendar (including the Moon’s Voids of Course)
and all monthly Astro Calendars since January 2011

Click this link for the current Month Ephemeris (including the Four Major Asteroids and Black Moon Lilith)
and all monthly Ephemeris since April 2010

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2020
CHINESE NEW YEAR of the METAL RAT
January 25, 2020 ~ February 12, 2021

According to an ancient legend, the Rat was the first of the Chinese ‘Animals’ to reach the Jade Emperor’s party to which all Twelve Animals had been invited. The Emperor had decreed that the first one to arrive will forever begin the cycle of the year. The smart Rat managed to arrive first by a bit of trickery. He rode on the back of the mighty Ox, in order to swim the river and jump to the other side before everyone else.

Since then the Rat always begins a new cycle of the Twelve Years Chinese Zodiac. 2020 though is an even more important new beginning because, after sixty years during which the Twelve Animals belonged to the Earth Element (there are Five Elements in Chinese Cosmology), from this year onward the focus will shift to the Metal Element and will continue to do so for the next sixty years.

From the above it is obvious that the Rats of this world (people born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020) are clever, taking advantage of all opportunities that appear on their horizon, their instincts very alert. They are also charming, vivacious, energetic, witty and mentally flexible. They are full of initiative and optimism too, but cautious and practical as well, a great combination to succeed in all manner of enterprise. Despite their abundance of vitality Rats also enjoy the quiet life, after gaining the comfort they crave.

The Metal Element in Chinese Cosmology adds tenacity and will power to each one of the Twelve Animals, with the risk of becoming too rigid and inflexible at times. On the positive side this Element enhances self-confidence and also instills a natural respect for others.

In the Year of the Rat we can all be a bit more alert to new opportunities and clever in managing our resources. Like the Rat did to come first in the race we may have more chances to succeed by thinking out of the box, thus finding solutions to our problems we could not envision before; and especially by remaining optimistic in the face of difficulties and setbacks.

 

The Waning/Waxing Moon transits Cancer from Tuesday, July 2, to Thursday, July 4, between the Taurus Balsamic and the Cancer New Moon Phase, the latter a Total Solar Eclipse on 10°37′ Cancer

Janis Joplin was born when the Moon was transiting Cancer and the Sun Capricorn. Her Ascendant was Aquarius and the traditional Ruling Planet Saturn was in Gemini conjunct modern Ruler Uranus and the IC (Midnight Point, Lower-heaven or cusp of the IV House). Joplin died in Los Angeles of a possibly accidental heroin-alchool overdose on October 4 1970, time unknown. Click the image to navigate to her Birth and Death Horoscopes Page.

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WANING/WAXING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Tuesday, July 2, 11.23 am, to Thursday, July 4, 1.19 pm, with the ingress into LEO

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.

Balsamic Moon GifBalsamic Moon

The TAURUS BALSAMIC MOON PHASE starts on Saturday, June 29, 5.11 pm,
and ends on Wednesday, July 3, 5.16 am, with the CANCER NEW MOON PHASE, also a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on 10°37′ CANCER

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 learnt, 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.

The New Moon1 New Moon Crescent fast

The CANCER NEW MOON PHASE, also a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on 10°37′ CANCER,
starts on Wednesday, July 3, 5.16 am, and ends on Saturday, July 6, 12.24 pm, with the Leo Crescent Moon Phase

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.

The Waxing Moon transits Cancer from Wednesday, June 5, to Friday, June 7, during the Gemini New Moon Phase

Drew Barrymore was born when the Moon was transiting Cancer and the Sun Pisces. Her Ascendant is Gemini and Ruling Planet Mercury is in Aquarius. Click the image to check her Birth Horoscope and Data.

Drew Barrymore began her acting career very young, starring in Steven Spielberg iconic ET movie. She was born into a family of actors known as ‘Hollywood’s First Family’. Click the image to check her Birth Horoscope and Data.

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Wednesday, June 5, 2.16 am,
to Friday, June 7, 5.15 am, with the ingress into LEO

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.
1 New Moon Crescent fast

Taurus New Moon, May 5, 8.45 am.

The New Moon

The GEMINI NEW MOON PHASE starts on Monday, June 3, 8.01 pm,
and ends on Friday, June 7, 6.42 am, with the LEO CRESCENT MOON PHASE

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.

The Waxing Moon transits Cancer from Wednesday, May 8, to late Friday, May 10, during the Cancer Crescent Moon Phase

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CANCER, Water Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Wednesday, May 8, 7.06 pm,
to Friday, May 10, 11.13 pm, with the ingress into LEO

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.

Crescent MoonCrescent Moon Animation

The CANCER CRESCENT MOON PHASE starts on Wednesday, May 8, 11.50 pm,
and ends on Sunday, May 12, 11.12 am, with the LEO FIRST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Crescent Moon occurs half way through the first week of the Waxing cycle, when the Moon is transiting 45 degrees ahead of the Sun and looks like a beautiful crescent in the western sky after sunset. Psychologically this is an enthusiastic time, in which lots of ideas crowd our mind and we may feel that the sky is the limit. It is a slightly naïve Moon time, but also one full of hopes and dreams (the bright crescent shows now the shadowy sphere of the future Full Moon. The energy of the Moon however needs maturing at this stage and grounding. The first difficulties may appear, the first chinks in the armour; but the challenge is not strong enough yet for us to build up on it.

  • In the garden this is an excellent growing time: everything can go in now, but in particular leafy vegetables and all plants that we grow for their above the ground parts, but only when the Moon is transiting through the very fertile Water Signs or the productive Signs Taurus, Libra and Capricorn.

The Waxing Moon transits Cancer from Thursday, April 11, to Saturday, April 13, between the Gemini Crescent and the Cancer First Quarter Phases

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CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Thursday, April 11, 1.31 pm,
to Saturday, April 13, 5.50 pm, with the ingress into LEO

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.

Crescent MoonCrescent Moon Animation

The GEMINI CRESCENT MOON PHASE starts on Tuesday, April 9, 2.41 pm,
and ends on Saturday, April 13, 5.05 am, with the CANCER FIRST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Crescent Moon occurs half way through the first week of the Waxing cycle, when the Moon is transiting 45 degrees ahead of the Sun and looks like a beautiful crescent in the western sky after sunset. Psychologically this is an enthusiastic time, in which lots of ideas crowd our mind and we may feel that the sky is the limit. It is a slightly naïve Moon time, but also one full of hopes and dreams (the bright crescent shows now the shadowy sphere of the future Full Moon. The energy of the Moon however needs maturing at this stage and grounding. The first difficulties may appear, the first chinks in the armour; but the challenge is not strong enough yet for us to build up on it.

  • In the garden this is an excellent growing time: everything can go in now, but in particular leafy vegetables and all plants that we grow for their above the ground parts, but only when the Moon is transiting through the very fertile Water Signs or the productive Signs Taurus, Libra and Capricorn.

First Quarter

The CANCER FIRST QUARTER MOON PHASE starts on Saturday, April 13, 5.05 am,
and ends on Tuesday, April 16, 2.09 pm, with the VIRGO GIBBOUS MOON PHASE

The Moon is now 90 degrees ahead of the Sun, a right angle, very powerful. We meet some serious obstacle on our way. The goal is still strongly in view (Full Moon) but something or someone seem intent at stopping us or hinder our progress. This is the most critical point in the waxing period. It is important that we meet the challenge now, but it is also essential that we don’t go to war with people around us, blaming them for our difficulties, which are instead just a natural phase of our journey. There is something a bit black and white in this Moon’s position and the attention is perhaps focused too much on outside circumstances.

  • In the garden this is the demarcation time between the first and second weeks of the Moon cycle, an important boundary, because different types of plants can now go in, those we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans etc.). The Moon needs also to be transiting a fertile or productive Sign.

The Waxing Moon transits Cancer from early Saturday, February 16, to early Monday, February 18, between the Taurus First Quarter and the Cancer Gibbous Moon Phases

Willow Tree Nurture

Willow Tree Nurture

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CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination

Caring and home maker

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Saturday, February 16, 1.02 am,
to Monday, February 18, 2.20 am, with the ingress into LEO

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.

First Quarter

The CANCER GIBBOUS MOON PHASE starts on Saturday, February 16, 9.52 pm,
and ends on Wednesday, February 20, 2.53 am, with the VIRGO FULL MOON PHASE

The Moon is now 90 degrees ahead of the Sun, a right angle, very powerful. We meet some serious obstacle on our way. The goal is still strongly in view (Full Moon) but something or someone seem intent at stopping us or hinder our progress. This is the most critical point in the waxing period. It is important that we meet the challenge now, but it is also essential that we don’t go to war with people around us, blaming them for our difficulties, which are instead just a natural phase of our journey. There is something a bit black and white in this Moon’s position and the attention is perhaps focused too much on outside circumstances.

  • In the garden this is the demarcation time between the first and second weeks of the Moon cycle, an important boundary, because different types of plants can now go in, those we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans etc.). The Moon needs also to be transiting a fertile or productive Sign.

Gibbous Moon

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.).

The Waning Moon transits Cancer from Monday, October 29, to Wednesday, October 31, during the Gemini Disseminating Moon Phase

Man painting the Moon

Man painting the Moon

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WANING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Monday, October 29, 10.26 am,
to Wednesday, October 31, 1.41 pm, with the ingress into LEO.

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.

Disseminating Moon PhaseDisseminating Moon

The GEMINI DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE starts Sunday, October 28, 4.51 pm,
and ends on Thursday, November 1, 3.40 am, with the LEO 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. Favorite 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.
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