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 new moon of the 4th of May occurs at the 14°10′ of Taurus. 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. Finances, values, security, food, possessions, comfort, sensual pleasures are ruled by Taurus, so the current lunation brings in focus these themes.
The Full Moon of the 19th of April occurs at 29°06′ of Libra. In Astrology full moons mark the end of a 28 days’ cycle started at the previous new moon, respectively that of the 5th of April. They are also culmination points, where the results of the processes started during the previous lunar cycle are emerging. The current full moon is a blue moon, as it occurs in the same sign as the full moon of 21st of March.
Mercury entered in Aries on the 17th of April 2019, and simultaneously it leaves the retrograde shadow. This is a long expected shift: things related to communication, travels, financial transactions will return to their normal pace.
The Sun ingressed in Aries on the 20th of March ( in New York at 5: 58 pm, in London at 9 :58 pm ) marking the beginning of the spring on the Northern hemisphere. Simultaneously this is the start of the new astrological year. Aries, the first sign of the zodiac is associated with fresh starts, revivals, moving ahead.
The new moon of the 4th of February falls on the 15°45 of Aquarius. As the first new moon after the eclipses of January it is particularily important.
Three planetary aspects ( Sun square Uranus, Venus trine Mars, Mercury conjunct Pluto) perfecting on the 18th of January will make it a very intense day. The complicated combination of these very different celestial effects can manifest in either way. Your level of awareness, the choices made by free will will make the difference between the best – and worst case scenarios. Some of these aspects will be a part of the lunar eclipse chart of the 21th of January, thus they’ll have a longer term impact.
New Moon Tarot: the „Next Step” Spread
The guidelines of the Tarot regarding the „next step” indicated by the new moon in Libra. This four card spread gives useful insights about the priorities of the 28 days of the lunation started with the new moon of the 9th of October 2018 . Generally speaking, new moons are favourable for new beginnings, while full moons are culminantion points, where the results of the processes started during the previous lunar cycle are emerging. The next full moon occurs on the 24th of October, while the new moon of the 8th of November marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle.
Relationships under scurtiny
The New Moon of the 9th of October ( 8th in the USA) occurs at the 15°47′ of Libra. New moons mark the beginnig of a new 28 day cycle, and the air sign of Libra is the sign of relationships, partnerships, beauty, fairness, and balance. While new moons are favourable for fresh starts, especially on the areas of life where they fall on your chart, Venus, the ruler of the sign is retrograde. Thus the current lunation is more about the tasks and themes related to the retrograde phase : reviewing, revisiting, remodelling, regrouping, redoing.
Pluto direct, Mercury – Pluto Square, Sun – Pluto square, Venus retrograde
To some extent October is about the relationships. It is about their re-evaluation, re-acession, transformation, about understanding the dynamics behind. Our deepest emotional and security needs are also scrutinised. The month started with a heavy tone. Pluto turned stationary direct on the 1st of October at 18°45 of Capricorn. Its square with Mercury has perfected on the same day. The topics represented by this challenging aspect will be highlighted during the upcoming Sun- Pluto square. (Don’t forget that Mercury associated with thinking processes, exchanges of information also is the messenger of gods. The Sun is the principle of the consciousness, the ego and that of the higher Self)