Saturday, January 25, 2020: daily Moon Sign/Phase + monthly Sun, Planets, Lunar Nodes and Asteroids’ Signs’ Ingress and Retro Periods

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Sun Symbol
The SUN entered the FIXED AIR SIGN of AQUARIUS on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1.54 am, with the ingress into AQUARIUS. The SUN will transit AQUARIUS until Wednesday, February 19, 3.56 pm, with the ingress into PISCES.
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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.

Aquarius MoonNew to Crescent Moon PhaseThe WAXING MOON TRANSITS AQUARIUS from Wednesday, January 22, 3.59 pm, to Saturday, January 25, 0.20 am, and ends on Monday, January 27, 10.43 am, with the ingress into PISCES.
The AQUARIUS NEW MOON PHASE begins on Saturday, January 25, 8.41 am, and ends on Wednesday, January 29, 9.32 am, with the PISCES CRESCENT 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 Symbol
The SUN entered the FIXED AIR SIGN of AQUARIUS on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1.54 am, with the ingress into AQUARIUS. The SUN will transit AQUARIUS until Wednesday, February 19, 3.56 pm, with the ingress into PISCES.

MERCURY entered AQUARIUS on Friday, January 17, at 5.30 am. 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 SAGITTARIUS since Friday, January 3, at 8.37 pm. 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, with the ingress into AQUARIUS.
SATURN will become RETROGRADE on Tuesday, May 12, on 01°57′ AQUARIUS and will re-enter CAPRICORN, in retro motion, on Thursday, July 2.
Becoming DIRECT on Wednesday, September 30, on 25°20′ CAPRICORN, SATURN will re-enter AQUARIUS, for good, on Thursday, December 17.
SATURN will form a conjunction with JUPITER on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, one of the first conjunctions in AIR SIGNS since 1802. This particular alignment in December 2020 will be setting the trend for the next 200 years or so, because their twenty yearly conjunctions will occur mainly in AIR SIGNS until 2140.  Astrologers throughout the ages have considered these conjunctions extremely influential in shaping world’s history, with its prevalent ideologies and sociopolitical leanings.

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 CAPRICORN on Saturday, January 18, 2020, where she will remain until Thursday, April 30, then 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.

 

 

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The Waning Moon transits Gemini from very early Saturday, August 24, to Monday, August 26, during the Gemini Last Quarter Moon Phase

Click the image to view Bob Brown Birth Chart and the Reading of his major astrological configurations. Bob Brown was born when the Moon was transiting Gemini, conjunct Uranus in the Second House, and the Sun Capricorn, in the Ninth House, in opposition to Saturn in Cancer, both in square to Neptune in Libra. His Ascendant was Taurus and the Ruling Planet Venus was in Aquarius in the Tenth House in opposition to Pluto in the Fourth House, conjunct the Lower-Heaven (IC).

GEMINI, Moon of mental flexibility and communication
Inquisitive and social

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS GEMINI from Saturday, August 24, 0.33 am,
to Monday, August 26, 7.05 am, with the ingress into CANCER

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.

Last Quarter Moon

The GEMINI LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE begins on Saturday, August 24, 0.55 am,
and ends on Tuesday, August 27, 3.05 pm, with CANCER 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.

The Waning Moon transits Taurus from Wednesday, August 21, to very early Saturday, August 23, during the Aries Disseminating Moon Phase

Click the image to navigate to Frida Kahlo Astrology Page, with her Birth Chart plus the Progressions and Transits active at the time of important events in her life, and reading of her Birth Chart and other relevant Charts. Studying the fascinating and tragic life of artist-activist Frida Kahlo can be very rewarding to the astrological student. As a young woman she had dreamed to become a doctor but her destiny decided otherwise, due to the fact that she first contracted Polio as a child of six, and then, at the age of 18, was severely injured in a bus accident, thus becoming a life long patient of doctors who proved unable to help her. Salient moments in her life were the day of the bus accident that nearly killed her and caused her life long suffering, September 17 1925, age 18; her marriage, which proved very tempestuous, to artist-activist Diego Rivera, twenty years her senior, on August 21 1929, age 22; and her death, a suspected suicide by morphine overdose, during the night of July 13 1954. Frida became an artist because of her ongoing health problems and constant state of physical pain, so there would not be the current cult status of Frida Kahlo the artist if those tragedies had not befell her !

TAURUS, Moon of contemplation and contentment
Loyal and sensual

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS TAURUS from Wednesday, August 21, 2.36 pm,
to Saturday, August 24, 0.33 am, with the ingress into GEMINI

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 Moon

The ARIES DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE begins on Tuesday, August 20, 1.27 am,
and ends on Saturday, August 24, 0.55 am, 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.

The Waning Moon transits Aries from early Monday, August 19, to Wednesday, August 21, between the Aquarius Full Moon and the Aries Disseminating Moon Phases

Click the image to navigate to Steve Jobs Astrology Page. Steve Jobs was born when the Crescent Moon was transiting Aries in the Seventh House, and the Sun Pisces, in the Sixth House. The Moon only aspects were two sequi-square to Saturn and Pluto, in Scorpio and Leo, the Third and Twelfth Houses respectively. Of some interest to the student of Astrology is the fact that Jobs’ arch rival Bill Gates was born the same year, 1955, and also had the Moon in Aries at birth, same degree, as well as Saturn in the same degree of Scorpio ! Jobs’ Pisces Sun was in a Grand Trine with the South Node in Cancer and Neptune on the last degree of Libra, between the Sixth, Tenth and Second House, areas of work career and wealth. Steve Jobs’ Ascendant (birth 7.15 pm) was Virgo and the Ruling Planet Mercury was in Aquarius, in square to Saturn in Scorpio, from the Fifth to the Third Houses. This square was the only major aspect of his Ruling Planet. His Venus was in Capricorn, on the cusp of the Fifth House, in opposition to Jupiter and Uranus conjunct on the cusp of the Eleventh House. Venus was also in perfect sextile to Saturn in Scorpio, in the Third House, and in far square to Mars. Mars was on the last degree of Leo, in the Eighth House, in opposition to Neptune in the Second House. Venus, Mars, Jupiter-Uranus and Neptune were involved in a wide (not exact) Grand Cross in Cardinal Signs. Jupiter and Uranus in Cancer, on the cusp of the Eleventh House, were in trine to Saturn in Scorpio, in the Third House. Saturn was also in square to Pluto in Leo in the Twelfth House.

ARIES, Moon of initiative and action
Energetic and fiery

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS ARIES from Monday, August 19, 2.32 am,
to Wednesday, August 21, 2.36 pm, with the ingress into TAURUS

Suitable energy for taking on challenges, participating in competitions, performing daring feats, arduous exercises, physical work, to begin new ventures, or to perform action for its own sake. Purchase of sporting gear, protective gear, hats, tools, stoves, firewood, machinery, cars, bikes, leather objects. The mood is decisive, enterprising, impulsive, militant, spirited, visionary. Honest, direct expression of feelings, strong instinct, but somewhat insensitive. Beware of emotional extremes, head strong, bossy, uncompromising attitudes, lack of empathy, antagonism, aggression, selfishness.

  • In the garden Aries 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. Plants sown with the Moon in Aries will soon go to seed, due to this Sign’s notorious impatience. Suitable only for early crops.
  • Healing Herbs: Burdock, Gotu Kola, Red Clover.
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

The AQUARIUS FULL MOON PHASE begins on Thursday, August 15, 10.29 pm,
and ends on Tuesday, August 20, 1.27 am, with the ARIES 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.

Disseminating Moon

The ARIES DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE begins on Tuesday, August 20, 1.27 am,
and ends on Saturday, August 24, 0.55, 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.

 

The Waning Moon transits Pisces from Friday, August 16, to early Monday, August 19, during the Aquarius Full Moon Phase

Martin Luther King

Click the image to navigate to Mertin Luther King Astrology Page, with his Birth Chart plus the Progressions and Transits at the time of his assassination and death. Martin Luther King Jr was born when the Moon was transiting Pisces, in the Eleventh House, and the Sun Capricorn, conjunct the Mid-Heaven, in the Tenth House. His Ascendant was Taurus and so Venus in Pisces, conjunct the Moon in the Eleventh House (contribution to the collective), was his Ruling Planet. The Pisces Moon was in a T-Cross formation with Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Sagittarius (opposite to each other) between the Eleventh, Second and Eighth Houses. His Mercury was in reforming-revolutionary Aquarius in the Tenth House. His Sun was in square to Jupiter in Taurus and the Twelfth House. A Fire/Earth Grand Trine united his Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune, between the Twelfth, Eighth and Fifth Houses. Martin Luther King was assassinated by a white supremacist on April 4 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was shot at 6.01 pm and died at 7.05 pm the same day. Few months later, after the alleged assassin was captured and had confessed to the crime, conspiracy theories began in earnest, attempting to implicate government officials in King’s murder. The alleged killer also withdrew his earlier confession and claimed, until his death, that King was killed by conspirators and not himself. The family of Martin Luther King asked for a trial believing in the man’s account of events. A conspiracy has never been proved however, despite many separate investigations.

PISCES, Moon of compassion and universal sympathy
Adaptable and romantic

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS PISCES from Friday, August 16, 1.49 pm,
to early Monday, August 19, 2.32 am, with the ingress into ARIES

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.

Full Moon

The AQUARIUS FULL MOON PHASE begins on Thursday, August 15, 10.29 pm,
and ends on Tuesday, August 20, 1.27 am, with the ARIES 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 Waning Moon transits Gemini from Saturday, July 27, to Monday, July 29, between the Taurus Last Quarter and the Gemini Balsamic Moon Phases

Edith Piaf

Click the image to navigate to Edith Piaf’s Birth and Death Charts. Edith Piaf, one of the greatest singing voices of the twentieth century, was born when the Moon was transiting Gemini and the Sun-Mercury Sagittarius, not two days before the Gemini Full Moon. The Sun and Mercury were in opposition to Pluto in Cancer, between the Second and Eighth Houses. Her Ascendant was Scorpio and the traditional Ruling Planet Mars was in late Leo, in the Ninth House, in square with the Moon in very early Gemini, in the Seventh House. The Moon was also in sextile to Pluto in Cancer and semi-square to Saturn in Cancer in the VIII House.

GEMINI, Moon of mental flexibility and communication
Inquisitive and social

The WANING MOON TRANSITS GEMINI from Saturday, July 27, 4.28 am,
to Monday, July 29, 9.30 pm, with the ingress into CANCER.

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, Clicvbrotherly 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.

Balsamic Moon

The TAURUS LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE. begins on Thursday, July 25, 11.17 am,
and ends on Monday, July 29, 4.58 am, with the GEMINI BALSAMIC 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 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 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.
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