Sagittarius New Moon

The New Moon in Sagittarius is about hope, spontaneity, optimism, faith and adventure. Wherever it falls in your chart is where you need an injection of these things. For that reason, this is one of my favourite New Moons of the year. It’s the opportunists New Moon. It’s not so much glass half full or half empty, it’s, ‘wow that half was great and now there’s room for more, so fill me up!’

Sagittarius is the Seeker, the Optimist, the Gypsy, the Student of Life and the Preacher of Faith. It follows that wherever Sagittarius falls in your chart is where you are being asked to actively seek out people and experiences to help you expand beyond your comfort zone on this great adventure we call Life. It’s where you aim for the horizon, focus on the future and the possibility of possibility, and ask the bigger questions.

Every so often we need to re-discover this part of ourselves – the part that will take a little (measured) risk, the part that wants to be excited by what’s next, the part that wants your heart to race (even just a little) at what you have just (or soon will) experienced.

The New Moon is your reminder to do just that. It can be like a recharge on your faith and excitement switch so if life is feeling a tad so-so, you have the opportunity to do something about it. Notice I said you have the opportunity to do something about it? Yep, as with all new starts, passivity simply won’t cut it.

It doesn’t need to be difficult – it could be as simple as trying a new cuisine next time you eat out or picking up a book on something you’ve always wanted to learn about.

The other thing with the New Moon in Sagittarius is that you might be less afraid to look up and out, to take that leap of faith. Maybe you feel you have outgrown your present situation? Maybe it’s time to take the reins into your hands and gallop off into the sunset? Maybe it’s time to be honest with yourself and those around you? Maybe it’s time to reach for the Moon? Take a magic carpet ride? Dream big? There is no limit to the possibilities.

Doing it for yourself…

As you probably know by now, this site isn’t about telling you what will happen, but rather giving you the tools to attempt to identify the themes for yourself. That’s the DIY part of the tagline. If you’ve been reading along, you should know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site (welcome), duck across and check out this post before you go any further.

The position you’re looking for is 15 Sagittarius 07’, or thereabouts. This is the area of life that you’re being asked to expand, learn and grow through experience. It’s where you have the opportunity to push some personal boundaries.

This is the 10th house for me and by 10thhouse I mean it is exactly conjunct my Midheaven. To the degree. Therefore it’s also square my Ascendant. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about “self-care” and what I want to do – professionally – the things that will make my heart sing. I’ve been enrolling in some on-line courses to learn about book marketing and the business of self-publishing. It’s those things I’ll be setting intentions around this month. I’ll be writing them down with the Sagittarian spark of freedom and soaring dreams in mind. The sky is not the limit and boundaries are there to be leapt over.

The Moon is natally in my 1st house and rules my 5th, so as always my New Moon story will have an outcome in the 5th In order to be true to my Moon, the goals I’ll set for my career will have 5th house creativity in mind.

As for you? Find where 15 Sagittarius is in your chart.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post. Because we’re talking about Sagittarius, think about the big picture and pretend there are no fences in the way. You can plan the steps out next month when Capricorn hosts the New Moon.

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, this New Moon will be in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, this New Moon will be in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, this New Moon will be in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, this New Moon will be in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, this New Moon will be in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, this New Moon will be in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, this New Moon will be in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, this New Moon will be in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, this New Moon will be in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, this New Moon will be in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, this New Moon will be in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio this New Moon will be in your 2nd house.

Sagittarius New Moon 7 December 2018 at around 7.30pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

Astroweather: February 16, 2018

Today’s big news item is, of course, the New Moon/Solar Eclipse. I wrote about that the other day.

The other star aspect of the day is Venus sextile Saturn. Because it’s falling so close to the new Moon, it’s very much tied in with that.

We have this image of Saturn as being a bad guy – okay, maybe that’s just me – but there’s so much about Saturn that can be used for good. Actually, it isn’t just me – traditionally Saturn is a malefic planet and Venus is a benefic planet. As we all know too much of what we love isn’t a great thing, and when Venus bestows her warmth on Saturn what we end up with is… moderation of sorts.

With Venus sextile Saturn today, there are opportunities for sensible and realistic change – especially in relation to your, well, relationships.

When it comes to Saturn things often as bad as you think they are, and with Venus in Pisces, things often aren’t as good in reality as they are in your fantasies. What you have – and what you need to look for – is that place in the middle.

So yes, if you’re feeling lonely or detached or any of those other Saturn type words, don’t just dwell on what you’re not getting out of your relationships, think also about what you’re not putting into it.

Likewise, the fantasy element. Real life relationships have flaws, just as people have flaws and may not deserve the infallible pedestal status that you’ve elevated them to. This doesn’t mean that the relationship is doomed – even if that is what Saturn is whispering in your ear. It means that you’re both humans and, therefore, fallible.

When the Sun is in Aquarius, individuation is where the ego is at. The thing is, you don’t have to disrupt your relationships, pick a fight or run for the hills – if you take a step back, there may be a way to find your freedom within your existing structures…Sure you might have to tweak a little here, compromise a little there, and get real about what it is that you’re really feeling restless for.

Think about this and build it into your intentions this New Moon.

Aquarius New Moon and Solar Eclipse

New Moon 27 Aquarius 08′ Solar Eclipse

8.06am 16 February, 2018 (Sydney AEDT), 9.06pm 15 February 2018 (GMT)

There are a few aspects to talk about in the days leading up to this New Moon, so I’m scheduling this post a few days earlier than I normally would. When you set your intentions though, take those aspects – the ones I’ll be telling you about in the next couple of days – into consideration.

Given that it’s the 2nd New Moon after the solstice, the Aquarius New Moon also coincides with Chinese New year.

I don’t know a lot about Chinese astrology, but I do know that this is the year of the Dog. I just googled my Sheep/Goat horoscope to see what the Year of the Dog had in store for me (don’t ask me for the site, I seriously was just googling around) and apparently I need to be wary of accidents when scuba diving and mountain climbing. Seriously though, it seems there are some surprises and successes, and I need to make health my top priority and watch also for shoulder injuries (just when I’m getting back into swimming).

Anyways, I’ll clean the house this afternoon and wash my hair – part of the whole new year thing is to go into the new year with a clean slate and clean hair. Washing your hair in the first couple of days of the new year can apparently wash your prosperity away. I’ll also roll oranges…or is it mandarins?…over my threshold…just to be sure.

A new Chinese lunar year means a new moon for us all – and that new moon is in Aquarius…so what perfect time to think about your connections.

We’ve been here on the Sunshine Coast for almost a year now and I can say that the only thing I miss about my life in Sydney is friends and family. Working from home I haven’t had a lot of opportunities to meet new people – not yet. I may never have met some of the people I actively “talk” to every day on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (mostly Instagram – I’m rarely to be found on Facebook these days), but there are a number of people in social media and the blogging community who are part of my sprawling connection network. They’re in my life in some way for some reason. We’ve all connected for a reason.

Everyone that we connect with teaches us something about ourselves, and – good or bad – is there any better gift? Perhaps the greatest challenge we have is to grow into our own skin…to become who we need to be…who we are meant to be.

Sure we have issues with fear, and desire, and hunger and power, but at the end of the day, the only person whose opinion of us really matters to us is our own.

Most of the time we don’t think too much about this. Why would we? Every so often though, something rings our bell. An issue with authority, someone threatening our independence, someone forcing us into the category they believe we should be in, a cause we passionately want to band together with others to pursue.

Yes, what I’m talking about here is the Uranian story. It tends to come up each time transiting Uranus triggers something in your chart, or each time Uranus itself is triggered.

To an extent, it’s also being triggered now – at the Aquarius New Moon.

Wherever 27 Aquarius 08’ (or thereabouts) is in your chart is where issues of independence, individuality, attitude to authority, conformity and connectivity are being raised. It’s also where you now have an opportunity to set intentions to tweak these issues.

The thing about New Moons is that it’s dark – you don’t know what’s around the corner. You have to take the first steps into the dark without knowing what’s around the corner.

The other thing about New Moons is, very often nothing happens to you, it happens within you. You’re the one who needs to set the intention and see what happens.

This New Moon happens to also be a solar eclipse – reinforcing the Uranian themes of this New Moon. (If you want to know more about eclipses, I posted something a few weeks ago.)

To be really technical, this one is from the same series of eclipses (Saros Series 1 South) that last came around in January and February 2000, and before that in January 1982.

To quote from Bernadette Brady’s The Eagle and the Lark:

‘This family of eclipses is concerned with ideas and their enthusiastic expression. If this eclipse affects your chart, you will be flooded with ideas or options. There may seem to be an element of haste, but if you can go with the new ideas, they will have positive outcomes.

Doing it for yourself…

As you probably know by now, this site isn’t about telling you what will happen, but rather giving you the tools to attempt to identify the themes for yourself. That’s the DIY part of the tagline. If you’ve been reading along, you should know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site (welcome), duck across and check out this post before you go any further.

The position you’re looking for is 27 Aquarius 08, or thereabouts. This is the area of life that you’re being asked to look at your connections, your individuality, your future.

Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

This is the 12th house for me, so I’m focusing on how I relax, unwind – and the fact that I rarely do either – and those habits that continually bring me undone. The 12th is a house whether things tend to be done subconsciously and, as Aquarius is a fixed sign, the habits are, shall we say, well ingrained.

Make like Aquarius and think future, think authentic and think outside the box. What can you do over the next 28 days to change this situation? Are there any quick wins to be had? Be a little progressive and left-field when you’re setting intentions.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, this New Moon falls in your1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces this New Moon falls in your12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, this New Moon falls in your11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, this New Moon falls in your10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, this New Moon falls in your9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer this New Moon falls in your8th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo this New Moon falls in your7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, this New Moon falls in your6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, this New Moon falls in your5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, this New Moon falls in your4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, this New Moon falls in your3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, this New Moon falls in your2nd house.

If you haven’t been doing so, why not try journaling your lunar journey- you’ll be surprised how, in hindsight, more has been going on than you might have thought.

Gong xi fa cai- happiness and prosperity…

 

 

Capricorn New Moon

Capricorn New Moon

26 Capricorn 54’

17/1/18 1.17pm (Sydney time AEDT)

Capricorn New Moons are always about goals. I tend to think there’s a bit of a coincidence that they appear at the time of the year that you’re setting new goals and intentions…conspiracy theory anyone? (She asks, waggling her eyebrows in a rather creepy way).

Capricorn New Moons are also always about patience and hope. Yes, you read that right too. After all, what is a goal other than a hope or a dream with a little structure and reality worked into it? A hope or a dream that you’re prepared to wait for, to work for?

Capricorn is also about resources- your personal ones and those that are at your disposal. Think about your energy levels and how and where you are employing them and how you might be depleting them. Where have you been so focused on achieving and measuring up that you’ve forgotten how to relax?

If you’re the type who is into intentions rather than goals, avoid stating what you don’t want, or what you want to lose – at this time of the year, the Universe is especially busy multi-tasking and doesn’t have time to sit around waiting to hear all the little words. It’s a little like when I say to my dog:

‘Hi Kali, after I finish editing this chapter, if the weather holds, we’ll go for a walk.’

She hears:

‘Blah Kali, blah blah blah blah walk.’

Using this logic, ‘I want to lose 20 kgs,’ could be construed as ‘blah 20 kgs.’

I took my time this year coming up with my word of the year, my writing goals, and my resolutions. Last year felt like there was a lot of hard work for very little (financial) reward. I suppose that’s to be expected from a Saturn year. This year I’m hoping to capitalise on that work – the fields that have already been ploughed and planted…so to speak.

Doing it for yourself…

You should, if you’ve been reading along, know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site, duck across and check out this post before you go any further. Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. The types of targets you can check in on each month when the Moon is in Capricorn. The types of targets that you can look back on this time next year and pat yourself on the back for. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month.

If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, this New Moon falls in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, this New Moon falls in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, this New Moon falls in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, this New Moon falls in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, this New Moon falls in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, this New Moon falls in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Cancer, this New Moon falls in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, this New Moon falls in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, this New Moon falls in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, this New Moon falls in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, this New Moon falls in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, this New Moon falls in your 2nd house.

Remember…

If you haven’t been doing so, why not try journaling your lunar journey- you’ll be surprised how, in hindsight, more has been going on than you might have thought.

Sagittarius New Moon

Regular readers might know that I’m a bit of a pop music tragic. I use songs and lyrics to explain certain feelings or situations. In fact, up until a couple of years ago, all my blog post titles for lunations and planets in signs used to be just that – song lyrics. If I was still doing that, This New Moon, the Sagittarius New Moon would be titled “The Whole Of The Moon” because that song by The Waterboys is exactly what this New Moon feels like.

I spoke about wings
- You just flew


I wondered, I guessed and I tried – You just knew


I sighed -
And you swooned


I saw the crescent
-You saw the whole of the moon

The New Moon in Sagittarius is about hope, spontaneity, optimism, faith and adventure. Wherever it falls in your chart is where you need an injection of these things. For that reason, this is one of my favourite New Moons of the year. It’s the opportunists New Moon. It’s not so much glass half full or half empty, it’s, ‘wow that half was great and now there’s room for more, so fill me up!’

Sagittarius is the Seeker, the Optimist, the Gypsy, the Student of Life and the Preacher of Faith. It follows that wherever Sagittarius falls in your chart is where you are being asked to seek out people and experiences to help you expand beyond your comfort zone on this great adventure we call Life. It’s where you actively look for the horizon, focus on the future and the possibility of possibility, and ask the bigger questions.

Every so often we need to re-discover this part of ourselves – the part that will take a little (measured) risk, the part that wants to be excited by what’s next, the part that wants your heart to race (even just a little) at what you have just (or soon will) experienced.

The New Moon is your reminder to do just that. It can be like a recharge on your faith and excitement switch so if life is feeling a tad so-so, you have the opportunity to do something about it. Notice I said you have the opportunity to something about it? Yep, as with all new starts, passivity simply won’t cut it.

It doesn’t need to be difficult – it could be as simple as trying a new cuisine next time you eat out or, pick up a book on a different subject.

The other thing with the New Moon in Sagittarius is that you might be less afraid to look up and out, to take that leap of faith. Maybe you feel you have outgrown your present situation? Maybe it’s time to take the reins into your hands and gallop off into the sunset? Maybe it’s time to be honest with yourself and those around you? Maybe it’s time to reach for the Moon? Take a magic carpet ride? Dream big? There is no limit to the possibilities.

Doing it for yourself…

As you probably know by now, this site isn’t about telling you what will happen, but rather giving you the tools to attempt to identify the themes for yourself. That’s the DIY part of the tagline. If you’ve been reading along, you should know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site (welcome), duck across and check out this post before you go any further.

The position you’re looking for is 26 Sagittarius 31’, or thereabouts. This is the area of life that you’re being asked to expand, learn and grow through experience. It’s where you have the opportunity to push some personal boundaries.

This is the 10th house for me and is square my Moon. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about “self-care” and what I want to do – professionally – that will make my heart sing. It’s those things I’ll be setting intentions around this month. I’ll be writing them down with the Sagittarian spark of freedom and soaring dreams in mind. The sky is not the limit and boundaries are there to be leapt over.

The Moon is natally in my 1st house and rules my 5th, so as always my New moon story will have an outcome in the 5th In order to be true to my Moon, the goals I’ll set for my career will have 5th house creativity in mind.

As for you? Find where 26 Sagittarius is in your chart.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post. Because we’re talking about Sagittarius, think about the big picture and pretend there are no fences in the way. You can plan the steps out next month when Capricorn hosts the New Moon.

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, this New Moon will be in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, this New Moon will be in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, this New Moon will be in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, this New Moon will be in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, this New Moon will be in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, this New Moon will be in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, this New Moon will be in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, this New Moon will be in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, this New Moon will be in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, this New Moon will be in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, this New Moon will be in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio this New Moon will be in your 2nd house.

Sagittarius New Moon 18 December 2017 at around 4.30pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time. That will make it about:

  • 3.30 pm in Queensland,
  • 6.30pm in New Zealand,
  • 1.30pm in Western Australia and much of South East Asia,
  • 5.30am in London and
  • 12.30am in New York
  • 9.30pm on the 17th in Los Angeles

Virgo New Moon

As I do each month, before writing this New Moon post I checked out what was happening last year and what intentions I’d set. If you’re interested, that post is here. This time last year we’d made the decision to sell up and move – so that meant a massive de-cluttering project and fixing anything that needed fixing.

I was working full time and doing a long commute each day, while hubby was at home taking care of all the DIY things that I used to do. Even though we both worked full-time, in our relationship I was the painter, the gardener, the fixer, the keeper of accounts. That was the way that I liked it – most of the time. It helped me feel in control, on top of things, as though I could do it all. It gave me a feeling of purpose and usefulness.

Don’t get me wrong, he did stuff too – we’ve always been quite good like that, and he’s always done his fair share around the house – but these things, the things that made a visible difference, they’ve always been my domain. Besides, he hated painting and I loved it, and he hated anything in the garden that didn’t involve a power tool, and I loved it. He worked with accounts every day and didn’t want to do the same when he got home, whereas I had a deep-rooted fear of being that woman who had no idea about the money. It worked.

And for those times where it got too much it also gave me something concrete to yell at him about. At those times I changed from being the helpful, practical one who knew where everything was, and where it was up to, into the martyr who was convinced she was being taken for granted. Hello, Virgo on the 7th.

So when he wasn’t working and took over these tasks – as he had to do in order to get the house and our lives ready for a sea-change – I resented it. The dynamics of our relationship had changed and it unsettled me. He was enjoying the change – I found it difficult to accept. If I wasn’t doing everything, what was the use of me? Some tweaking and adjustment was absolutely required to keep things on track.

Where Virgo is in your chart is where you tend not to want to ask for help. It’s where you’re self-sufficient (or at least think you are). It’s where you set your own bar quite high and where you work things out and make stuff happen. It’s where you might feel that you’re taken for granted and it’s where you might look for perfection – or, if not perfection, than to make things just a little bit better, or maybe a bit better again.

Where Virgo is in your chart might also be where you focus on what’s not right, and overlook what is, actually, possibly pretty good. “If only x happened, I’d be happy.” “If only he was like x, I’d be happy.” “If only I had more x, I’d be happy.” “If only I weighed xkgs less, I’d be happy.” I could go on.

It’s where you consider yourself self-sufficient, but it’s also where you’re most unlikely to be satisfied. So you continue to try and manage and control and organise in an effort to make it all perfect – because then you’ll be happy.

The thing is, you’ll never be able to quite get there – it’s unrealistic to expect to. There are times where you need to actually say out loud “I’m enough / my relationship is enough / my house is enough / my job is enough…” You get the idea.

None of that means that you have to give up trying to improve what needs improving – just that you might also need to be content with a few tweaks here and there as things get out of alignment. Sometimes it’s a spring clean rather than a clean sweep that’s required.

At this New Moon go easy on yourself, retreat if you need to, and remember that it’s the flaws that make life – and people interesting.

Doing it for yourself…

If you’ve been reading along, you should know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site (welcome), duck across and check out this post before you go any further.

At the Virgo New Moon we have the opportunity to do a little house cleaning, a little sprucing up of habits. It might be an efficiency wake-up call, a gentle dust down, or you could be needing the full on premium service overhaul. That’s your call – but before you do go for the overhaul, do a reality check to ensure that what you’re overhauling really does need overhauling – if you know what I mean.

The position you’re looking for is 27 Virgo 27’,or thereabouts. This is the area of life requiring a little Virgo attention to detail – a little tweaking or adjusting.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post. Because we’re talking about Virgo, resist the urge to bite off more than you can chew – failure to meet your own exacting standards could have you giving up on your goals. The key to success with Virgo intentions is to make them bite-size, realistic and achievable.

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

 

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, this New Moon will be in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, this New Moon will be in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, this New Moon will be in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, this New Moon will be in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, this New Moon will be in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, this New Moon will be in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Pisces, this New Moon will be in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, this New Moon will be in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, this New Moon will be in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, this New Moon will be in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, this New Moon will be in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo this New Moon will be in your 2nd house.

Virgo New Moon 20 September, 2017 at around 3.30pm here on the East Coast of Australia. That will make it about 5.30pm in New Zealand, about 1.30pm in Western Australia and much of South East Asia, the early hours of the morning in much of Europe and the evening of the 19th September for parts of the US.

The week ahead…

Early morning on the Sunshine Coast

Another week where I’m writing in the past for the present – or is that the future? Who can tell.

I’m in Sydney for work and some other family business, and staying with my parents who are, I’m sure, the only people left on the planet (ok, I’m exaggerating) who don’t have the internet on – despite those pesky calls from people wanting to tell them that there’s a problem with their internet and if they only send their credit card details it can be fixed on the spot.

Anyways, all of that means that in order to post anything new I’ll be relying on the limited data available on my phone – and I also need that for netflix and instagram and other hugely important things. So, to be on the safe side, I’m writing a scheduling this in the past.

Ok, what’s been happening?

I spent last weekend at Romance Australia’s conference, Love Gone Wild, in Brisbane. Not only was it a great weekend and an amazing conference, but I had the honour of presenting a session that tied my two great loves – romance writing and astrology – together. I was nervous to start with, but once I hit my astro, I hit my stride. We had beautiful Queensland weather for it – tops of 28C each day. Not bad for winter.

Anyways, if you want to know more about it, there’s a post up on my author site about conference survival tips for introverts. By the time this goes to press, there will also be something else up on and anyways…if I pull my finger out and write it, that is…

Ok, to the skies. Of course the biggie next week is the solar eclipse in Leo – at 28 Leo 52’ to be exact. There’s been a lot written about this one – an awful lot – and I’ll probably put my 2 cents worth in too. This is a politics free zone, so I won’t go into just how much this solar eclipse is being linked in with President Trump. Google solar eclipse and Trump and you’ll find it all – and more. Anyways, there’s a solar eclipse – the 2nd Leo New Moon – and it’s in the early hours of 22 August for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere and varying times on the 21st for those of you in the North. Again, google it. Of course, if you want to know more about eclipses – and order your own eclipse report via Big Sky Astrology, check out this link.

Given that this is the 2nd 2nd New Moon in Leo, you get an opportunity to have another shot at intention setting. Of course the degrees are different, but the idea is the same. The previous Leo New Moon post is here.

Also this week we have a couple of planets changing signs – and direction.

The Sun moves into Virgo on 22/23 August (depending on where in the world you are). I’ll pop up a link to last year’s post for this one. Just a few days later – on the 26th – Venus moves into Leo. Strike a pose. Again, there’ll be something quick scheduled that will take you to last year’s post.

Saturn stations direct on the 25th , so anything that has felt like it’s been on hold since April could start to have some structure about it – if you’ve kept working in the meantime. Yep, Saturn usually comes with fine print.

Anyone with planets at or around 21 Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces or Virgo will be breathing a sigh of relief as the weight lifts…ever so slowly.

What else? I’m glad you asked – it’s an action packed week.

Mars links up with Jupiter on Monday. I’m going to keep this one short and just say one word – opportunities. What sort of opportunities? Well, that’s up to you, really. This is a go for it and see what happens aspect if ever there were one. It’s at 20 Leo and 20 Libra respectively, so if that’s you, what are you still sitting around for?

Also on Monday, the Sun aligns with Uranus. This one is all about you. And in the same degree as the eclipse, dare I say that it could be as unpredictable as the eclipse? It’s about trying something new, exploring something new, going outside the expected. The thing is, with trines, as restless as you could be feeling, you don’t need to actually destroy anything in order to find yourself. But, as I said, this is a political free zone.

We follow this very quickly with another trine, or “easy” aspect. This one is between Mars and Saturn. It can help put some common sense, discipline and structure around your plans – without raining too much on your parade. It’s great energy for any work that needs you to be head down, bum up…so to speak. If you’re not familiar with that term, I’m talking about any sort of work that requires concentration, diligence and focus.

I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted writing this post – and there’s more to come.

On Friday Venus squares off against Uranus. Venus/Uranus contacts in challenging aspect, as this one is, can be a tad like the Pink song – Leave Me Alone, I’m Lonely. It’s a short-lived transit, so if you can, avoid expressing any desires for stimulation in an argument with someone who, quite frankly, may not deserve it. On the other hand, if something is going on that needs to be talked about, it’s probably going to get talked about. Just take care not to throw away something that doesn’t need to be thrown away, just so you can make a point.

We finish the week with a Sun-Mercury conjunction. Those of you who have been reading along for a while will know that this is know as cazimi. You’ll also know that cazimi can be a blinding flash of seriously, just how clever am I? The thing is, Mercury is retrograde, so not thinking straight already. This cazimi might, therefore, not be as cazimi-ish (yes, I made that word up) as a cazimi normally is. If you want to know more about cazimi, check out this post.

Finally, Jupiter links up with Saturn. It’s a sextile, so that means opportunity. Both Jupiter and Saturn are in masculine/positive signs (Libra and Sagittarius) so that generally means you won’t have to look too hard for it. This is a good one for doing some practical work towards turning your goal into something more real. It doesn’t need to be much, but it does need to be practical and it does need to involve work.

Phew, I think that’s it. Have a great week!

Joxx

Leo New Moon

As I always do at the New Moon, I went back to what I’d written for last year’s Leo New Moon – I’ve mentioned before that my New Moon posts are a little like my New Moon journals, haven’t I? (As an aside, if you need a reason to keep an astro journal, I’ve talked a bit about them here.)

Anyways, as I was saying, I went back to last year’s post to check in on the intentions I’d set for that cycle:

  • Publish two fiction novels- Wish You Were Here and I Want You Back- launch on all platforms
  • Publish an astro e-book putting together all the Toolbox classes- launching it to Amazon only
  • Re-do the cover for Baby, It’s You and launch it to ibooks, Kobo and print on demand
  • Launch Big Girls Don’t Cry on Kobo and print on demand
  • Market the crap out of all of it!

I’ve done some of these things:

  • Wish You Were Here is out on Amazon and print on demand
  • I Want You Back is off to the editors at the end of next week
  • My astro ebook is still on the way, but very much underway
  • I’ve redone the cover for Baby, It’s You

I haven’t launched on multi platforms yet – and nor have I marketed the crap out of any of it…which is probably why I’m not making any money from it. Derrr.

Before I begin getting overly tough on myself, what I have achieved in the background of a full-time corporate job, a life and an interstate move over the last 12 months has been pretty awesome – if I do say so myself.

Aside from the above, I’ve taken risks that have shaken my emotional security to the core – very 5th house. The biggest of those has been the decision to move here to the Sunshine Coast – in the process leaving all my birth family behind in Sydney and cutting more than a few ties to the past.

In just a few weeks I’ll be taking another risk – combining my two passions – astrology and romance writing – on a stage in front of other romance writers at the annual conference. I’m scared stupid, but also very excited.

I said in my post last year that I feel more secure in my personal and creative energy than I did 10 years ago. That statement feels even more true now.

I was talking with a friend only on Thursday about emotional vulnerability and how there’s this idea that in making ourselves vulnerable or showing our white underbelly (so to speak) that we’re also making ourselves weaker. Yet, sometimes choosing to be vulnerable, taking that risk, can be the bravest thing you do. Where’s the weakness in that?

The thing is, we’re all a work in progress as we go about creating the version of ourselves that we want to create. This is at the heart of Leo. Yet doing this, expressing this- our talents, passions, voice- all require you to take risks. And taking these risks requires a great big, brave heart.

Leo, ruled by the Sun, is about ego, self-expression, creativity. It follows then, that the Leo New Moon is the most creative of new starts.

With Leo, though, the fear of potential exposure of someone standing up and pointing the finger and exposing you as a fraud is ever present. Wherever Leo is in your chart is where this matters. This is where it’s extra hard to risk a no to get a yes. Your challenge is to find heart, strength and courage without losing yourself in the process. The key here is not to lose sight of the things that make your heart sing.

Check out where this falls in your chart. It is that part of life where you are being asked to look for courage and strength, but above all self-expression, generosity and creativity. It is where you are being asked to follow your heart and be who you are, not who you should be. There is a difference.

Think about this. Think about the things and people you have fun with. Have you forgotten how to play? When setting your intentions for this New Moon, consider these questions and set yourself a challenge- to do something fun, to play a little (or a lot)…because you want to…because you’re worth it.

Doing it for yourself…

If you’ve been reading along, you should know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site (welcome), duck across and check out this post before you go any further.

The position you’re looking for is 0 Leo 45’…or thereabouts.

Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post. One other thing, Mars will be conjunct this New Moon, adding some extra oomph…and he’s a Mars that after time spent with soggy feet in Cancer, is ready and raring to go.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, this New Moon will be in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, this New Moon will be in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, this New Moon will be in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, this New Moon will be in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, this New Moon will be in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, this New Moon will be in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Aquarius, this New Moon will be in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, this New Moon will be in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, this New Moon will be in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, this New Moon will be in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, this New Moon will be in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer this New Moon will be in your 2nd house.

As for me? Using whole signs (as I am these days) this New Moon falls in my 5th house and trines Saturn – almost exactly – and squares Mars. Saturn is on the cusp of the 2nd house at 0 Aries. My husband has just gone back to work – which means some of the financial pressure we’d had is now off us. It also will, in a few months, free me to step back and concentrate on my creative work.

Saturn rules my 11th house, Mars my 2nd and 9th, and the Moon my 5th, so that is where the end point of this transit will be felt. As I did last year, I’m setting creative goals for the next 12 months. Because Mars is involved, I’m stretching myself:

  • Publish three fiction novels and launch on all platforms
  • Publish Toolbox Parts 1 and 2
  • Publish an ebook about Jupiter
  • Actually send out monthly newsletters for both this and my author platform
  • Market the crap out of all of it!
  • Make inroads into an astro project that I’m not quite ready to talk about just yet…

The New Moon is exact at 7.45pm July 23, East Coast Australia time. For those of you in the Northern hemisphere, that makes it either Saturday night or early Sunday morning- depending on where you are…