The new moon of the 22nd (United States, Canada)/23rd of April (Europe, Australia) occurs at the 3°24′ of Taurus. The sign rules finances, values, security, food, posessions, comfort, sensual pleasures, so the current lunation brings in focus these themes. As the new moon conjuncts Uranus and squares Saturn it also triggers the Saturn – Uranus square, an aspect associated with upheavals, sudden economical and social changes.
Mercury goes retrograde for the first time this year on the 16th of February, at 12°53′ of Pisces and it will turn direct stationary on the 9th of March, at 28°of Aquarius. Certainly no celestial body can change its direction in reality; the phenomena called retrogradation is only an apparent backward movement. However it has an Astrological significance.
The full moon of the 15th of August occurred on the 22°of Aquarius. Every full moon is a culmination point when the results of the processes started on the previous new moon are emerging. The Leo new moon of the 1st of August heralded some changes in your love life, finacials, ways of self -expression, creativity. Now it’s time to estimate whether you are on the right track.
Prior to the full moon in Aquarius on the 14th of August some important energy shifts occurred : Jupiter turned stationary direct (on the 11th of August, Sagittarius 14°30), Mercury re-entered Leo (the 11th of August), Uranus turned stationary retrograde ( the 12th of August, Taurus 6°)
The days between the 5th – 14th of August are among the luckiest ones of 2019. They are hallmarked by the trines of Sun and Venus with Jupiter. The Greater Benefic will turn stationary direct on the 11th of August, so from here on you can move forward with your plans of growth and expansion. However, you need to be grounded and willing to work with the opportunities emerging to make the best of these lucky alignments.
The new moon of the 1th of August occurs at the 8°36 of Leo. New moons mark the beginning of a 28 day cycle and they are also favorable for fresh starts, especially on the areas of life where they fall on your chart. Creative self-expression, entertainment, love, children, education, hobbies, enterprises are ruled by Leo, so the current lunation brings in focus these themes. As the first new moon after the eclipse season it is particularly significant.
The trine between Mars and Jupiter Rx perfects on the 25th of July on the 14°57 of Leo/Sagittarius. It is a very beneficial transit, which blows away the storm clouds of the previous weeks. Mars – Jupiter aspects in transit are on effect for cca 3 weeks (9-10 days before and after the perfection) You can take advantage of this energy for further 8 -9 days.
The full moon of the 16th of July occurs at 24°04′ of Capricorn. It is also a potent partial lunar eclipse. Eclipses are wild cards, bringing profound changes and transformations. It cannot be seen in the US, but it will be visible in Australia, Africa, South America, most of Europe, and Asia.
The summer solstice occurs on the 21th of June, when the Sun enters Cancer. On the Northern hemisphere this marks the beginning of the summer. Solstices and equinoxes were celebrated in all of the Ancient cultures of the world, as they are important turning points of the year. They also have an Astrological significance, the summer solstice chart gives an insight in the opportunities, challenges and tasks of the period up to the Autumn Equinox.
The Gemini new moon of the 3rd of June, occurred on the 12°31′ marks a period of transition, centered around the specialties of the sign: gathering, exchanging, categorizing information. It also activates the mutable T-squares of June, so during the 28 days of the current lunation there are a lot of promises, choice points and crossroads. However circumstances are so changeable, that makes hard to make decisions. Making a difference between real opportunities and mirages is also a challenge.