Saturday, August 24, 2019: daily Moon Sign/Phase + monthly Sun, Planets, Lunar Nodes and Asteroids’ Signs’ Ingress and Retro Periods

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Sun SymbolVirgo by Julie DillonThe SUN enters the MUTABLE EARTH SIGN of VIRGO today, Friday, August 23, at 8.01 pm. The SUN will transit VIRGO until Monday, September 23, 5.50 pm, SPRING EQUINOX in the Southern Hemisphere, AUTUMN EQUINOX in the Northern.
From August 18, 21 and 29 respectively also MARS, VENUS and MERCURY will be in VIRGO.

Gemini MoonLast Quarter to Balsamic Moon PhaseThe WANING MOON TRANSITS GEMINI from Saturday, August 24, 0.33 am, to Monday, August 26, 7.05 am, with the ingress into CANCER.

The GEMINI LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE begins on Saturday, August 24, 0.55 am, and ends on Tuesday, August 27, 305 pm, with the CANCER BALSAMIC MOON PHASE.

 The beginning of August 2019 Lunar Cycle was

the Leo New Moon on August 1, 1.11 pm local time (click to view chart)

The climax of this period has been

the Aquarius Full Moon on August 15, 10.29 pm (click to view chart)

RECENT ASTRO-NEWS

VENUS will enter VIRGO today, Wednesday, August 21, 7.06 pm, and will transit this MUTABLE EARTH SIGN until September 14, at 11.42 pm.

MARS entered the MUTABLE EARTH SIGN VIRGO too, on Sunday, August 18, 3.18 pm, and will transit VIRGO until October 3, at 2.21 pm, with the ingress into LIBRA.

On August 12 JUPITER turned DIRECT on 14°30′ SAGITTARIUS

Uranus Glyph

On the same day URANUS turned RETROGRADE on 06°36′ TAURUS

THE JULY 2019 ECLIPSE SEASON IS STILL UPON US
CERTAINLY VERY ACTIVE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST AND BEYOND
 JULY 2019 MOON CYCLE HAS BEEN IN FACT VERY SPECIAL,
AS IT BEGAN, ON JULY 3, AT 5.16 AM, WITH A NEW MOON AND
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ON THE ELEVENTH DEGREE OF CANCER !!!
BEGIN SOMETHING NEW ON THE HOME FRONT !!!
AND HAD ITS CLIMAX
ON JULY 17, AT 7.38 AM, WITH
A LUNAR ECLIPSE ON THE 25TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN, ALIGNED TO PLUTO


Click HERE to navigate to these Eclipses Charts’ Page

If interested in the astrological lore of Eclipses navigate to my post ‘Eclipses as Doors of Perception’ HERE
or to my Eclipse Page full of case histories and information HERE

*AUGUST 2019

Click this link to view/print a LIST OF ALL TRANSITS ACTIVE in AUGUST 2019*
Click HERE to navigate to my Monthly Ephemeris Page
Click HERE to navifgate to my Astro-Calendars Page

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August 2019 Moon Ingress into Signs

All phases, positions etc are calculated for Australian Eastern Standard Time (10 hours East of Greenwich)
Click images to view meaning
Moon in Leo

Wax. Moon in Leo, Wed, July 31, 11.18 pm

Moon in Virgo

Wax. Moon in Virgo, Fri, Aug 2, 11.20 pm

Moon in Libra

Wax. Moon in Libra, Sun, Aug 4, 11.29 pm

Moon in Scorpio

Wax. Moon in Scorpio, Wed, Aug 7, 11.31am

Moon in Sagittarius

Wax. Moon in Sag. on Fri, Aug 9, 6.34 am

Moon in Capricorn

Wax. Moon in Cap. on Sun, Aug 11, 2.49pm

Moon in Aquarius

Wax/Wan Moon Aquarius Wed, Aug 14, 1.35am

Moon in Pisces

Wan. Moon Pisces Fri, Aug 16, 1.49 pm.

Moon in Aries

Wan. Moon in Aries on Mon, Aug 19, 2.32am

Moon in Taurus

Wan. Moon in Taurus on Wed, Aug 21,2.36 pm

Moon in Gemini

Wan Moon in Gemini on Sat, Aug 24,0.33 am

Moon in Cancer

Wan. Moon in Cancer, Mon, Aug 26, 7.05am

Moon in Leo

Wan. Moon in Leo, Wed, Aug 28, 9.53 am

Moon in Virgo

Wan/Wax Moon in Virgo, Fri, Aug 30, 9.57am


August 2019 Moon Phases

All phases, positions etc are calculated for Australian Eastern Standard Time (10 hours East of Greenwich)
Click images to view meaning
1 New Moon Crescent fast

Leo New Moon, 08°36′, Thur, August 1, 1.11 pm

Crescent Moon Animation

Virgo Crescent Moon, 26°40′, Sun, Aug 4, 6.06 pm

First Quarter Moon Phase Animation

Scorpio First Quarter Moon, 14°55′, Thur, Aug 8, 3.30 am

Gibbous to Full Moon animation

Capricorn Gibbous Moon, 03°31′, Sun, Aug 11, 9.38pm

Full to Disseminating Moon

Aquarius Full Moon, 22°24′, Thur, Aug 15, 10.29 pm

Disseminating Moon Phase

Aries Disseminating Moon, 11°22′, Tue, Aug 20, 1.27 am

Last Quarter to Balsamic Moon Phase

Gemini Last Quarter. 0°11′, Sat, Aug 24, 0.55 am

New to Crescent Moon Phase

Cancer Balsamic Moon, 18’39’, Tue, Aug 27, 3.05 pm

1 New Moon Crescent fast

Virgo New Moon, 06°46′, Fri, August 30, 8.37 pm

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August 2019 Signs Ingress and Retro Periods of the Fast Moving Planets

After RETROGRADATION MERCURY (which became STATIONARY DIRECT on August 2) began its Waxing Phase. MERCURY will transit LEO from Monday, August 12, 5.45 am, to August 29, 5.47 pm, then entering VIRGO.

MERCURY INFERIOR CONJUNCTION: on Sunday, July 21, at 10.33 pm, RETRO MERCURY became aligned by conjunction to the SUN, at 28°28’of CANCER. This is the all important INFERIOR CONJUNCTION, occurring midway through his Retro Period, when our Little Brother is closest as he can be to Planet Earth, orbiting between Earth and the Sun.
The INFERIOR CONJUNCTION is the beginning of the Waxing Phase of MERCURY and also its shift from setting after the Sun (Evening Star apparition) and its rising before the Sun (Morning Star apparition).

For an excellent interpretation of this particular Phase of MERCURY Please navigate to this article by Michael R. Meyer, on Cyber World Khaldea site, HERE.

The WAXING PHASE of MERCURY will last until its SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION to the SUN on September 21, just around the LIBRA EQUINOX time. This will be the start of its EVENING STAR apparition.

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

VENUS entered LEO on Sunday, July 28, at 11.53 am. VENUS will transit LEO until Wednesday, August 21, 7.06 pm, with the ingress into VIRGO.
VENUS
‘ s Transit through VIRGO will last until September 14, at 11.42 pm.

MARS entered the FIXED FIRE SIGN LEO on July 2, at 9.19 am.  MARS will transit LEO until August 18, 3.18 pm, with ingress in VIRGO. MARS will transit VIRGO until October 3, at 2.21 pm, with the ingress into LIBRA.

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August 2019 slow moving Planets’ Signs Ingress and Retro Periods

Jupiter GlyphJUPITER entered SAGITTARIUS on November 8, 2018, at 11.39 pm (Australia Eastern Summer Time). JUPITER will remain in SAGITTARIUS until Tuesday, December 3, at 4.20 am. JUPITER became STATIONARY RETROGRADE on April  10, and will turn DIRECT again on August 12, between 24°20′ and 14°30′of SAGITTARIUS.
Navigate HERE to a short post on the transit of JUPITER in SAGITTARIUS.

SATURN entered CAPRICORN on December 20, 2017, and will transit CAPRICORN until March 22, 2020. SATURN became STATIONARY RETROGRADE on April  29, and will turn DIRECT again on September 19, between 20°31′ and 13°54′ of CAPRICORN.

Chiron GlyphCHIRON entered ARIES for good on February 18 2019, at 8.07 pm, and will transit ARIES until June 20, 2026. This year CHIRON will be STATIONARY RETROGRADE from July 9 to December 13, between 05°56′ and 01°26′ of ARIES.
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 is indeed the great event of the year. If interested please navigate to my 2018 post on URANUS in TAURUS here.
URANUS will turn STATIONARY RETROGRADE on August 12, 2019, and 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. This year NEPTUNE will be STATIONARY RETROGRADE from June 22 to November 27, between 18°33′ and 15°55′ of PISCES.

PLUTO has been transiting CAPRICORN for good since November 27, 2008. PLUTO will transit CAPRICORN until March 23, 2023, then entering AQUARIUS. This year PLUTO became STATIONARY RETROGRADE on April 26, and will turn DIRECT again on October 3, between 23°09′ and 20°38′ of CAPRICORN.

August 2019 Lunar Nodes Signs Ingress

The NORTH and SOUTH LUNAR NODES have been transiting CAPRICORN and CANCER 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 August 2019 they will cover the degrees between 17°35′ and 16°30′ of CAPRICORN and CANCER, in Retro Motion, as usual.

August 2019 Four Major Asteroids: CeresPallas-Juno-Vesta’s Signs Ingress

Asteroid CeresCERES has been transiting SAGITTARIUS since January 26, 2019. CERES will enter CAPRICORN on November 16, 2019.

PALLAS has been transiting LIBRA since November 5, 2018. PALLAS will enter SCORPIO on August 26, 2019.

Juno GlyphJUNO entered LEO on June 21, 2019, and will transit LEO until August 24, with the ingress into VIRGO.

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 Ephemeris August 2019

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Black Moon Lilith GlyphLast, but not least, here are the August 2019 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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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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