🌑 Eclipses come as a twin-set;
Lunar and solar. We just had a Full moon eclipse at 8 Gemini. In two weeks we’ll experience a solar eclipse at the New moon in Saggitarius at 23 degrees.
Check out the Cosmic Eye Monthly forecast for dates and an overall look at this month. 🐉
🐲“In ancient times there was a widespread superstition that the solar & lunar eclipses were caused by dragons or serpents swallowing the bodies of the Sun & Moon. This superstition has survived in some interesting imagery in Western, Eastern & Arabic astrology…The Mysteries of Isis were intimately bound up with the lunar mythology, & with the power of the serpent. This may have influenced some of the imagery & eclipse lore. [Ancient Egypt] Isis the Goddess of lunar light, & her shadow-sister the dark Nephthys, were represented in the hieroglyphics as ‘the two Snake-Goddesses” (a set of four snakes). — David Ovason from The book of the Eclipse.
Of course, the snake was considered a divine representation for the supreme deity, which was considered female/woman for far longer than male (let’s ditch the gender binary in our anthropomorphic projections as well as astrology) – perhaps the nodes and especially eclipses are cosmic hacks/a direct hyperlink to the spiritual/inner realms. Like a wormhole through mundane time and space.
Over the next two weeks, we’re in the wormhole/eclipse vortex between the twin-set lunar and solar eclipses. An excellent chance to balance the areas of your life represented by Sag and Gemini, as well as the houses/area of life they occur in your birth chart.
Remember the N.N is in Gemini: Just the facts ma’am. Lean into ideas around airy communication, a sense of curiosity and objectivity as well as holding paradoxical, complex or multiple perspectives at once.
How are you working with this energy? Rituals are a great way to ground ideas and focus energy. In this case, air rituals are key. Writing, any form of burning and smoke (incense) to cover the Fire/Air axis of Sagittarius/Gemini is perfect. The full moon is always exactly opposite the sun remember. Taking action, actioning your ideas, acting on your ideas, walking your talk, or preferably strutting them is essential. Sag/Gem is an axis of movement, agility, and adaptation. Let your ideas breathe. Talk through the full moon concepts with a friend, online, get a tweet thread going. graphic design the heck out of this one if you’re creative since Gem rules the discipline.
Look for where 8 ◦ Gemini falls in your chart and that’s where this lunation has triggered. Which house? Any aspects by conjunction, opposition, trine, sextile, or square? I find eclipse energy like a re-set, like when you restart your computer because the screen froze. But the cosmos does it for you if you’ve been ignoring moving toward your destiny or hanging about in your comfort zone even though it’s not comfortable anymore!
For the solar eclipse, where is 23 ◦ in your chart? The solar/ego/identity principle is reset. What do you need to do to amplify your shine, anything you need to expand and incorporate into your idea of self? What externals in this area of life need eclipsing/expanding-what have you grown out of?! (the house this new moon falls in.)
Listen in on my chat with Ophi from the Astro Twins on the Astro All-Starz Podcast as we talk all things Sag, Gemini NN/Sagittarius SN + some nodal predictions and more! A fun, engaging conversation + you’ll learn a lot from the inside lane. Thanks again to Ophira for sharing your insights! Tag your Fav Sag/Gem, they may need to hear this one!
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This month la Luna peaks full in the sign of the watery transformer, Scorpio. Peak Moonbeams at 7.10 am May 19, AEST.
Since the full Moon is a culmination, the point of ripening, it shines its full light to illuminate and reveal your harvest. I always find it interesting to note what occurs around the time of the full Moon.
This week the stand out issue is the shock abortion laws proposed in a number of states in the U.S, Alabama in particular.
*trigger warning re abortion.
Scorpio is associated with power and domination, taboo subjects, sexuality, crisis, life, and death. Its urge is to ferret out everything we try to conceal, particularly the most intense and difficult to face! Does anyone like talking about abortion, I’d say not. It’s not pretty, it’s intense, messy, multi-layered. Abortion is one of the most loaded subjects, and now it’s been served up for a close encounter. Scorpios urge is to plunge and clear the way for flow and health.
Not surprisingly, Scorpio rules the reproductive organs as well as the process of elimination.
Woman’s sexuality, and the ultimate power, the ability to create life is challenged by those who deep down feel powerlessness, who have a void here. So they seek to control others. More like God than the concept itself, women produce life, that scares people who either can’t or are afraid to express their true creative force or power. In polarity, if one is afraid to own one’s power and rights, it has to go somewhere, so if you give that up, someone else will take it and use the back end of it against you. It’s the law of polarity to force you to step back into alignment and own whatever you’ve given up.
When others think they can decide your fate, your future, your body, it’s time to stand up for what was always and will always be yours and yours only. It’s your choice. This is a human rights issue.
While I’m clearly pro women’s sovereignty over our own bodies, I believe there’s a case for better education and access to contraception. The process of abortion, I learned yesterday from a professor in microbiology at Sydney University, esp toward the end of the pregnancy is violent, terrifying and more horrific than I imagined. It could be mitigated by simple timing, but many women put off the decision when they could go in earlier. Like many Scorpionic topics, it’s not pretty, it’s full on, and it needs to be dealt with so it doesn’t cause more problems later by avoiding one now.
Women empowering ourselves and each other is the key. Clearing age-old disempowering religion based shame will help, and a knowledge of what a late abortion actually consists of is imperative so decisions are made earlier. Compassion and empathy need to extend to women who want to terminate a pregnancy, so they, in turn, can extend that to the fetus for an early procedure. More infrastructure would be useful to assist in the process.
MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING
At full Moon, the Sun is exactly opposite the Moon. This month the Sun is shining in the earth sign of Taurus, which is associated with our living planet earth, our bodies, and senses. Taurus is also associated with money.
Taurus says ‘show me the money’ and you’ll be lucky to get her working her brilliance for anything less than cold hard cash, upfront. Is having a baby affordable? For many, no. It may put the current family under so much strain that everyone suffers.
Facts -Most women having abortions already have children, approx 85 percent are in their 20′ – 30’s, and around half are already living under the poverty line.
The 1910 documentary film, Freakanomics, discusses statistics correlating the availability of abortion to 30% lowered violent crime, murder, and property crime.
Abortion is still legal in all 50 states of the U.S as none of the laws have been passed yet and will likely continue on through the courts. There is power in the people and this is where ‘united we stand’ works. Get organized in numbers. Demonstrate, make like Gandhi and resist in large numbers, storm the gates. Scorpio insists on transformation at the deepest level. Times are changing, and women are standing up for ourselves and not waiting for a savior. This is one of the best and brightest opportunities to make it count where it needs to.
TAKE HEALING YET ASSERTIVE, DIRECT ACTION
The Moon is in a flowing trine to Chiron in Aries, suggesting old wounds around initiative, the right to act on your own terms, on your own initiative and volition, when you need to, is favored. Action on this for the right reasons looks very favorable. Venus is conjunct shock jock Uranus in Taurus- the shock of the new is possible. New technology may be available and it’s more likely to be if women push funds in favor of our needs.
option #1 – SMASH THE PATRIARCHY
This is a strong phrase. And Scorpio is a sign of great power. I suggest you focus on what you WANT. Where the mind goes, energy flows. Focus your resources on creating a world according to your higher needs and values. Be aware of where and when you’re being hooked into someone else’s game to deflect awareness of your power to create your own. See how much you rule the world and act accordingly. Your decisions and actions are part of your creative force.
The world is becoming a global Villiage and that can work well in women’s favor to own our power, free our minds and literally change our world. We’re socialized to consider, connect, and work in with each other. With access to such vast numbers, literally, nothing can stop a movement at this stage. Scorpio is a sign of merging power and dynasties. It’s compelled to pool together. Make the most of what has been ignited as astrology and energy is neutral, for it to manifest we have to channel it or it will go to whoever embraces it.
Scorpio knows there’s strength in numbers. Consider alternative ways to pool resources for strength as a united group to create a higher standard of living.
IN YOUR BIRTH CHART
In your personal life, this moon will reveal what you may need to clear out emotionally. Any skeletons of old ex’s in the closet, toxic emotions you’ve harbored, feel, heal and let them go to flow. The house of your birth chart this full Moon is illuminating is a place you seek the deepest truth with others. Who has your back here, who do you let into your innermost tender places. Who do you trust with your life? Who is standing there outside your castle moat waiting to be let in? And what/ who do you need to be so you can enjoy the love and connection you deserve? *hint, just be yourself.
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Vanessa | Astro All-Starz
Have you noticed la Luna looking particularly robust? That’s because she’s the biggest, brightest super Moon for the year-at her closest to our Earth. Which means those full Moon feels are going to be intense.
To alleviate anxiety or intensity, get some practical details sorted. Organize, and make sure you look after your health this week. Eat plant-based, organic and take some extra probiotics for your gut as Virgo rules this area of your body. Gut instincts should be firing on this Moon so listen to your bodies wisdom, while making sure you’re in the moment, not lost in your head.
*image by Ed Purnomo for Fashion Journal Magazine, copy by me (image altered)
When the Moon is full, it means the Sun is in the opposing sign. This month that’s Pisces. Balance discrimination and practical details with flow, magic, and belief. This combo is particularly concerned with mind-body connection, and grounding the spirit in ritual practice.
Q: How can you maintain practical order and efficiency while losing yourself to creative chaos, art and compassion?
I’ll be having NUN of that!! ok…maybe just a little…..Humble Virgo is a sign of service, and an Earth sign after all. Hidden behind a shy smile she puts the virility back into Virgin. Virgin of course, means she belongs to herself and no other. Hence the spiritual archetype of the Nun. Sharing an axis with Pisces, this tells us she’s spirit incarnate, grounding the ephemeral with daily routine, ritual and practice. Healing is also associated with this axis, and Virgo will often have a green thumb, keen interest in nutrition, diet and herbal lore.
Ruled by Mercury, Virgo mind is razor sharp, she possesses enviable analytic ability, and precise thought, and communication. Cultivate your mind like a garden. Take control of your reality by weeding out old scripts that no longer serve you, and favor new neural pathways by noticing and feeling gratitude for each wonderful thing/person/moment in your life.
The Full Moon is a culmination of intent and action sewn 6 months prior at the New Moon in Virgo. Its light reveals the harvest you may reap now. Feels are highlighted, emotional connections, safety, and nurture. What have you been wishing and working for? Notice what’s showing up at the moment?
Focus on areas associated with Virgo such as;
- Natural health and healing
- Organic, plant-based nutrition
- Order from chaos
- Daily ritual
- Editing and assimilation
Revisit intentions you wrote on the Virgo new Moon or write new intentions and affirm that you’ll notice them revealed around you. The peak of the full moon is your last chance to manifest on each particular cycle.
In your Chart
Look at how you can apply and make the most of Virgo traits in the area of life this new Moon is activating. You’ll want to tidy, get your things in order, have a clear out keeping only practical essentials. This is an area where you’re particular and exacting, detail is important. The small things are important. Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves, as they say.
Writing and communication can be a key part of this area of your life so how can you share your practical wisdom here? Generally, set your intentions for what you’d like to achieve or manifest in this area of life. Make some goals practical and easy to achieve, while throwing in some ambitious ones you desire even if you don’t know how it could possibly happen. Let the universe find a way!
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and look for where 0 degrees Virgo is (the very beginning of the sign) in your birth chart, that’s the area this Full Moon is in for you.
If you are a Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius, this one will be extra for you so focus on grounding.
Early Earth or Water signs will feel a boost.
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Watch for criticism without offering a productive alternative, nitpicking, losing sight of the bigger picture, holding too tight to a routine, worry, nervous anxiety.
Right on time, like any self respecting Virgo, Karl Lagerfeld took the spotlight provided by this weeks Super Moon to bid the world adieu. With the Sun in Virgo, enhanced by uber creative Neptune and communicative Mercury, also in Virgo, Karls signature crisp, black and white style was classic Virgo. As an Earth sign he was super productive, and as the Mercury ruled Virgo, he was well known for his sharp tongue. One of the greatest lessons the Earth signs have to teach us is to live in the moment. Karl has been quoted saying
‘The minute you think the past is better, your present is second hand and yourself become vintage”
Astro Fact Checker:
2:54, Feb 20, 2019 AEST -New Moon at 0 Virgo, opposite Sun at 0 Pisces
Moon trine Uranus 29 Aries and Mars 3 Taurus
You are loved, beloved,
This moon has titles and as often is the case with Leo, it’s already proving to be dramatic, anticipated and hyped.
Leo is a fire sign that acts on instinct, loves luxury and was born to share her wealth of talent. Ruled by the Sun, Leo can hold the light of attention those shared talents attract. What and how will you be premiering this full Moon? Whatever it is, share for the sake of expressing yourself and be sure to let go of what others think. Open up any limiting beliefs or concerns you have and give your best showstopping performance every time.
Compliments? They get you everywhere, can you receive them gracefully, and give them with heart?
A ‘blood moon’, simply meaning the Suns reflection will be completely eclipsed, turning the Moon a deep red. Eclipses tend to be eventful, activating much-needed resets. If you’ve been avoiding what you know needs change, the firecracker could go off now so you can’t ignore it. Make the change you need for your emotional joy, happiness, and security. This one’s a super Moon, meaning it’s in close proximity to our Earth than usual (‘Perigee’), further intensifying feels. Wolf Moon simply means it’s the first Full Moon of the year.
The full Moon is a culmination of intent and action sewn 6 months prior at the New Moon in Leo. Its light reveals the harvest you may reap now. Feels are highlighted, emotional connections, safety, and nurture.
On full Moons, you are requested to balance the polarity of fire sign Leo, with Aquarius. Your individual self-expression and talents vs group needs and demands. How can you stay lit and contribute without losing yourself or your emotional needs?
Focus on areas associated with Leo such as;
- Creative self-expression
Leadership from the heart
Play, inner child
Performance, pageantry, and celebration
V.I.P’s and your inner royalty
Revisit intentions you wrote on the Leo new Moon six months ago or write new intentions and affirm that you’ll notice them revealed around you. The peak of the full moon is your last chance to manifest on each particular cycle.
Aspects to the Full Moon
Uranus the planet of radical change is in a challenging square to this Full Moon. Look at what’s irritating you, making you want to itch and scratch. Uranus can represent sudden upheavals and shocks, so take a moment to breathe and get some space before reacting. What needs to change in your life? It will be presenting for you to reflect. How can you blaze your own trail and strike out independently while still working with the group AND contributing what only you have to give, in your own unique way? The key here is some sort of Change. If nothing else be prepared for an unexpected surprise, jarring or otherwise. Uranus ensures things won’t go quite to plan!
Chiron is in a flowing trine suggesting an opportunity for healing any triggered feeling, as well as healing others.
Conjunct the North Node of destiny, there is something fortuitous and meaningful so take note of what comes up for you, who comes into your life and how you can direct and make the most of destiny when she calls.
In a ‘house’ (zone) of your birth chart
Thanks to an accompanying eclipse you may experience drama or theatrics in the area of life represented by the house of your birth chart in which this full Moon peaks.
Leo is the V.I.P, you’ll want some recognition, attention and certainly want to show your talent. Are you being pushed around and do you need to stand up for yourself and roar? Leo is ruled by the Sun which represents the ego and sense of self. A healthy ego won’t roll over, it’s the part of you that stands up for what is rightfully yours.
It’s where you channel your inner Queen and hold your head high no matter what. It’s where you demand what you deserve as well as share your talents and warmth with others. If those needs aren’t being met there may be an Oscar-winning tantrum. Or is it someone else competing for that Oscar!
The highest expression of Leo rules and leads from the heart, ask yourself how you could handle a difficult situation or confrontation this way and what that would look like.
You write your own script and often cast others into the same old roles based on old habits of perception, what looks and feels familiar to us – time to take the directors chair and open up the script? When you make changes or choose to respond or initiate in new ways, you’re laying down new neural pathways
Leadership is associated with Leo, how can you step up to lead in this area of life?
Can you open your heart more here and share yourself creatively in a way that connects you to others?
There may be a conflict between the houses of your chart where Uranus is transiting, and the Moon is peaking, as well as the opposite house where the Sun in Aquarius is transiting.
Watch for Drama, tantrums, egocentric behavior, bossing or being bossed around. Arrogance, not standing up for yourself, people pleasing.
Geek Fact Checker:
Full Moon exact at 4:16 AEST, Jan 21, 00 degrees Leo. Opposite Sun 00 Aquarius, Square Uranus 28 Aries, trine Chiron 28 Pisces, Conjunct North Node 26 Cancer.
Sun semisquare Venus 14 Sagittarius, semi-square Neptune 14 Pisces
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Vanessa | ASTRO ALL-STARZ
Earthy Taurus gets the electric cattle prod as full Moon feels stampede in the sign of the sensualist. If you’re stuck, and just won’t budge on something you need to move on, this one will light up what needs some radical change!
Like sea life drawn up from the depths into view by lunar light our instinctual nature presses. Lady Lunaverse is sensate ready this month. Channel your inner hedonist in pursuit of the material, peruse your pleasure principle and enjoy the harvest hard work has to offer. Watch for stubbornness, fear of change, and sudden unexpected surprises.
This Full Moon is a culmination of intent and action sewn 6 months prior at the New Moon in Aries. what harvest are you reaping? How are your emotional and safety needs being met? Are you being nurtured? Nurturing yourself adequately? Others? Is this a Full Moon feast or famine?
*image-illustration of a photograph of headpiece by Sara Harmarnee
- The chest, neck, and voice
- Practical arts & crafts
- Values/ self-worth
- The Earth/farming/rapport with nature
- Simple physical pleasures
This full Moon may begin in idyllic bliss, however, an emotional upheaval or even a physical eruption may play its part as Uranus the planet of unexpected surprise shocks you to attention. Especially in areas ruled by Taurus as listed above. Venus, the ruler of Taurus is retro in opposing sign Scorpio, which adds upheaval to today’s luna-verse. There will be elimination and course correcting in your love life, finances and whatever area of your chart Venus is currently moving through. You’ll see the conflict highlighted here today, so you’ll know which areas of life you need to bring into balance. See my Venus retro blog post to discover what it means for your sign here
Bulls hate change. Taurus is a fixed sign and prefers it to stay that way. Fixed. No change, nothing to see here, keep walking! She’s placid and prefers life at her own pace. Slow and steady. However Uranus the planet of radical change is about to hit you in the bull’s eye over the next 7 or so years as it makes it takes up residence in Taurus. You’ve heard of the 7-year itch, well that’s the Uranus cycle and time it takes to tech up and spin out each sign. It’s easy to locate in your chart to predict and make the most of the changes that are coming, like it or not. Check yours here
If you have a focus on Taurus in your birth chart (including your rising sign), you’re about to amp up and charge through the next seven years like a Spanish Bull on the streets of Pamplona (see ‘the running of the bulls’). The area in your chart ruled by Taurus is the area Uranus is stampeding and turning upside down! Go with the change and prepare to do things differently- but don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Check your free birth chart here for zero degrees Taurus- that’s where this Moon is lighting up your abundance as well as supercharging change. The Uranus bull run begins in earnest in March 2019 so hold onto your horns! Bulls, this is when you press GO on projects and embrace the shock of the new!
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Full Moon 1◦ Taurus peaks 2:44 am, 25 Oct ’18 AEST
Conjunct Uranus retro 0◦ Taurus
Square south node 1◦ Aquarius
Square north node 1◦ Leo
Trine Saturn 4◦ Capricorn
Opposite Sun at 1◦ Scorpio
Opposite Venus retro 4◦ Scorpio
You are loved, beloved,
Vanessa | Astro All-Starz