The new moon of the 17th of March occurs on 27° Pisces, at 1:11 pm (London). New moons mark the beginnings of new 28 day cycles but they can signify longer term processes, too. During the current lunation the quest for new paths is likely to be generated by some pressure, frustration. Still the changes you make will serve your long term benefit. Thus you will leave behind gradually the role of the victim and become the hero of your own story.
Challenging aspects between Venus (our emotional and security needs, the way we show our affection, self esteem) and Saturn (limits, restrictions, responsibility, obligations, the Lord of Karma) are often associated with so – called „karmic relationships.” However, people interested in self – developement paths tend to label any, too intense and difficult relationship „karmic”. They often think this is something they should work through. This is not always the case….
The „Next Step” Spread
The guidelines of the Tarot regarding the „next step” indicated by the new moon in Aquarius. This four card spread gives useful insights regarding the priorities of the 28 days of the lunation started with the new moon of the15th February 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 1st of March, while the new moon of the 17th of March marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle.
The partial eclipse and new moon of the 15th of February falls on the 27°7′ of Aquarius. It will be visible only from Antarctica and small parts of Chile and Argentina, Falkland Islands. The eclipse is just 1°45′ away from being opposite the big total eclipse in Leo of last August 21st. Thus we can expect some developements both on a collective and personal level related to that one. The last time an eclipse occured around the same degree of Aquarius was on the 16th February 1999. Remembering the events related to it may help us to get an idea about the themes of the current celestial event.
Follow your bliss !
The full moon of the 31st of January 2018 is simultaneously a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse (blood moon). As such it is a rare phenomenon: the last total lunar eclipse which also was a blue moon, occured more than 150 years ago, in late March 1866.
The challenging aspects Mercury forms this week indicate meaningful coincidences, breakdowns or breaktroughs in communication, weird situations, shift of views. They offer plenty of opportunities to experience trough synchronicities the archetype of Hermes as the messenger, the trickster and the psychopompos. The quality of these experiences depends on our level of awareness.
The „Next Step” Spread
The guidelines of the Tarot regarding the „next steps” indicated by the new moon in Capricorn of the 17th of January I’ve been using this very effective four card Tarot spread for more than 14 years. It gives useful insights regarding the priorities of the 28 days of the lunar cycle started with the new moon 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 31th of January, while the new moon of the 15th of Februarymarks the beginning new lunar cycle.
The Jupiter – Pluto sextile, one of the key aspects of this year, became exact on the 15th of January. When the Fortuna Maior and Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld join their power, the treasuries of the universe open up. The result is in minimum a lottery jackpot – at least according to the Astrological cookbooks. In reality the situation is more subtle. Although this beneficial aspect of the two planets can be really helpful, substantial efforts are needed to take advantage of it.
The new moon of the 16th of January (in the United States. In Europe and in Australia on the 17th) occurs at the 26°54′ of Capricorn. New moons mark the beginnings of a 28 day cycle and they are also favourable for fresh starts, especially on the areas of life where they fall on your chart.With a stellium in the sign ( Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Pluto) the current one can be considered the peak of the Capricorn season.
With more than 25 years of experience with Tarot and Astrology behind I’m quite familial with the question: „Will I start a new relationship soon?” Many people want nothing less than a perfect relationship, (see related article: Finding a Happy-Enough Relationship) but they are very surprised when I return the question: „Are you a perfect partner yourself?”