Friday, December 09, 2011

Gemini Lunar Eclipse - December 10, 2011

The last Full Moon of the year is a Total Lunar Eclipse that will be visible from both east and west hemispheres. The entire eclipse will be best viewed from Australia and Asia. The Lunar Living article explains that the Gemini Full Moon Eclipse is likely to cause a restless feeling, but there are still rules and roles that we need to adhere to, so be careful about taking on change simply because it feels like the right thing to do.

Venus continues to transit Out of Bounds for a few more days. Uranus ends the retrograde trek earlier in the day (today) while Mercury will end its own retrograde on the 14th. We will be dealing with these shifts of energy in addition to the Lunar Eclipse.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sagittarius Solar Eclipse - November 25, 2011

This Solar Eclipse has an added blessing built in with the Mars, Jupiter and Pluto Grand Trine in the Earth element. This is a "hard works are rewarded" type of Trine in that we are going to be expected to expend efforts in order to receive rewards.  Solar Eclipses, although frequently associated with upheaval, can also provide rewards for the types of good works that we provide. Solar Eclipses are a bit like six-month reminders to get back on track, or at the very least, work smarter to make it right.  The more we resist these eclipse reminders, the harsher the reminder can be with the next eclipse. This is explained at Lunar Living. During this eclipse, Mercury and Venus cross each other's path in the Out of Bounds declination of 24.36 S. Mercury will return back to normal declinations on November 29th, however Venus will continue in the "extreme declinations" until December 14. Remembering that the planets transit in an extreme declination tends to be a period of feeling vulnerable and even a bit more anxious whenever we are subjected to situations that are uncomfortable or scary. 

The Solar Eclipse is always the beginning of a new journey added on to our mundane events.  While we never can be totally certain where the journey will lead, we know that we will have to travel the path to gain the necessary wisdom that the eclipse wants to share with us.  One of the things we can do to add reassurance is to look back at the last solar eclipse that occurred at approximately the same degree of Sagittarius. The closest that we can come to this 2nd degree of Sagittarius eclipse would be November 23, 2003.  We can try to reflect back to that period to give us some guidance as to the astrological patterns that we are likely to encounter this year.  As Tim Gunn always says on show, Project Runway, "Make it work!" 

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Taurus Full Moon - October 10, 2011

The past few months of Moon events have been rougher than normal as a result of the Uranus to Pluto square.  Thankfully, this Full Moon should not be quite as difficult with fewer harsh transits. Plus, the planets are spaced out more around the zodiac. As the Lunar Living Full Moon article points out, there may be a couple of difficult factors from the Mercury Out of Bounds transit along with the Leo Anaretic degree transit by Mars. Yet, there is balance in the chart that gives us more resources to help traverse this Full Moon. 

Heads up that Mars will ingress Virgo on November 11 and will transit through Virgo until July, 2012.  Venus will begin to transit Out of Bounds along with Mercury on November 16. Mars will move into a grand trine with Jupiter and Pluto on November 11 until the Solar Eclipse on November 24/25. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Scorpio New Moon - October 26, 2011

My apologies for the late posting here.  This is a crazy busy time in my life.  The New Moon in Scorpio will feed into a sense of intensity in everything that we do and think about today. The New Moon article is posted and ready for reading.  The square between Pluto and Uranus continues to impact our decisions. The New Moon opposition with Jupiter could lead to some poor choices, particularly if we resist making change despite encountering great opportunities.  

The square between Mercury, Venus and Mars is likely to create addition tension and turmoil that will take us some time to regroup and corral after the fact. Ironically, one of the better features of this New Moon chart can be found in the trine to Neptune that can help us find more meaning to our problems through our dreams.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Aries Full Moon - October 11-12, 2011

So.... did you all make it through the Cardinal T-squares of September? There will be many more of them to deal with over the next few years because of the long term square between Uranus and Pluto.  I have yet to talk with anyone who didn't experience some type of emotional, psychological or physical trauma during the T-squares. The good news is that this Full Moon, although still a bit tense, will give us some sense of balance and release.The Full Moon article is posted at LunarLiving. We need to get as much rest as possible in October since November will bring us a whole different set of challenges to navigate from the Fixed T-squares to the Solar Eclipse.  

For now, this Aries Full Moon has a really useful set of sextiles and trines that have the potential of assisting us in several ways.  The key will be in finding how to utilize the positives while the various difficult transits could keep us on edge and distracted.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Libra New Moon - September 27, 2011

Libra New Moon
Power and Manipulation are both integral pieces of the T-square with this New Moon. Collectively, we want everything to be fair, but the few who have the power are doing everything possible to force us to remember that change will not be delivered cheaply. Holding on to some personal possessions that we have, may not be so easy, either.

There is an intriguing trapezoid with Mars to the New Moon, Jupiter and Pluto. The Lunar Living article will explain more about the interactions and the disjointed impact this aspect pattern will create for us. The connection will push for personal security and societal change, simultaneously. The question remains as to which direction this transit will take us. Women are likely to interpret the energies one way while the men are likely to have a different perspective on the influences.

The fall equinox (spring for the southern hemisphere) occurred a few days ago, so the Libra energies are stronger now and we will be expected to find some balance. Just watch out about compromising too soon during this Cardinal T-square. Perhaps the best feature of this New Moon is the Venus conjunction with Saturn in Libra. Now, this could end up putting some money in the bank account if used correctly. And thankfully, no one was conked on the head with the tumbling space junk! Plus, comet Elenin may be losing some of it's umph after a recent pass by the Sun. If it doesn't totally fizzle over the next few weeks, we might get to see it in the night skies around October 16.

To our astrological benefit, there are no planets changing direction for the next month. That adds stability in that regard.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pisces Full Moon - September 12, 2011

The memories of the September 11 attack ten years ago has the potential to drain many United States citizens. Although considerable time has passed to allow for healing, the memories continue to haunt those who had to experience the event first hand. We remember the victims along with the heroes who risked their lives during those traumatic hours and the arduous days of post-carnage. Sorting through and honoring the memories can be extremely difficult since it takes us right back to ground zero in a heart beat. This will be a tear-filled day for many and the Pisces Full Moon [aka Corn Moon] will tip the emotional scale into overload. Read more about dealing with the energies at Lunar Living. We need to do what ever is necessary to pay homage without emotionally re-experiencing the full impact of the memories.

Beyond the Full Moon, beginning September 15, as Venus enters Libra and Pluto stations direct, there will be a series of T-squares formed from Venus, then the Sun and then Mercury to Pluto and Uranus. The series of transits will persist until October 1. This will give us time to settle into the changes that will culminate from the difficult aspects, but at the same time, it will challenge us to become forward thinkers to find the best way to utilize the energies. Thankfully, there will not be any out of bounds transits at this time, so we can stay focused on the immediate issues and not worry quite so much about safety and emotional insecurities. Individuals with a consistently positive outlook should navigate through this challenging T-square with ease. Be willing to rise each day with a desire to conquer the personal demons that will become more and more apparent as the month wears on. By the time October arrives, we will understand better what we were dealing with and how it has changed us. While we are in the middle of the energies we may not be able to clearly comprehend the "mission." Keeping a "T-square" journal can help provide focus. Individuals with birthdays between September 21 and October 4 are likely to experience the biggest impacts.

The fall equinox will occur on September 23 for the north hemisphere countries and it will be the beginning of spring for the south hemisphere countries.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Virgo New Moon - August 28/29, 2011

The Virgo New Moon certainly has a lot of great features. Plus, Mercury recently finished up a retrograde transit and Mars has ended the Out of Bounds transit. We feel like we're back in the driver's seat. The New Moon in Virgo highlights our attention to the details. If we have been lax in our performances at work, this New Moon should give us a good swift kick in the ... to get back on task and clean our environments up. Try not to become obsessive about perfection, but do take the time to find that critical piece that helps to demonstrate our best work. The New Moon is conjunct with Venus in Virgo adding a charming layer to the Virgo wit. The New Moon with Venus is trine to Jupiter in Taurus and also trine to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. The rest of the Lunar Living article will explain what we can do to maximize this New Moon's energies. Believe me, this Virgo New Moon is nowhere near as puritanical as the three women in the photo appear to be.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Aquarius Full Moon - August 13, 2011

Looks like everyone is feeling the Out of Bounds Mars this month. Add in the Cardinal T-square pattern and we can definitely feel the emotional distress that has surfaced. Just like Howard Beale in "Network," (1976) so many people are "... as mad as hell and ... not going to take this any more!"   The quote is the epitome of life imitating art imitating life. This Aquarius Full Moon is highlighting that frustration we are all feeling. Thankfully, the Universe is stepping in with some healing salve to help calm down the volatility of the emotions. There is a loose Cradle aspect that has formed from the opposition of the Mars and Pluto, adding a united front on either side of the Uranus powerpoint of the T-square. Chiron and Jupiter are working together as team players to try to tone down the frustration and add back in a sense of respect and responsibility.  Like Howard Beale, Jupiter and Chiron are letting it be known that it's simply not enough to sit on the sidelines and click our tongues at the senseless behavior. The Full Moon article at Lunar Living provides some timelines and suggestions for handling the energies over the next few days while the aspects from Chiron and Jupiter wrangle with the T-square. And a quick alert; this square aspect (approx 2 deg. orb) between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn could be just a taste of what's to come in the future. There will be seven exact (0 deg. orb) square-offs between these two planets starting June 24, 2012 until March 16, 2015.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Leo New Moon - July 30, 2011

As the second New Moon of the month, the New Moon at seven degrees Leo is typically warm and generous. Although the energies from the Moon can sometimes become a bit distracting when transiting Leo, when she joins up with the Sun in Leo, she knows it's all good. The New Moon article with the transit details is ready at Lunar Living. The highlight is the Mystic Rectangle aspect pattern formed during this New Moon that should feel like a blessing, for the most part. Yes, there are a few difficult transits occurring as well, which will definitely lend to some touchy moments.

Add in the Mars Out of Bounds transit that started almost a week ago to remind us that our tempers could easily flare when least expected. But this New Moon should be a good day for making new friends and doing some fun stuff. It will be okay to horse around and enjoy the day. It's just a good day to feel like a kid again.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Capricorn Full Moon - July 14/15, 2011

The Capricorn Full Moon, despite a few possible foibles, has the potential of being a whole LOT less stressful than the Cancer Solar Eclipse two weeks ago! The Full Moon article is posted at  with some hightlights being the sextile aspects from Neptune and Chiron in Pisces over to Jupiter in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn. This soft triangle aspect has a lot of potential to get us moving forward, if used correctly. Also, Venus happens to be transiting over a critical degree in Cancer.  It could be a make it or break it in the self-esteem department. Mercury will be turning retrograde in about two weeks.  If we plan our events now, we can certainly stave off some social and contractual disasters while Mercury motions retrograde August 3 - August 26. Use that time to kick back and relax.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cancer Solar Eclipse - July 1, 2011

This Solar Eclipse chart is brimming full of activity. As an original saros eclipse, this chart will weigh heavily on future eclipses of this series. The Sun and Moon Cancer conjunction is in a Cardinal Grand Square with Saturn (Libra), Uranus (Aries), and Pluto retrograde (Capricorn). Another term for the grand square is the grand cross. We will definitely feel the emotional weight of this chart. We will be grappling with the obstacles that seem to force us to think about our situations, environments and family matters. Staying at home may not feel so "comfy" during this New Moon.

The other strong aspect in this Solar Eclipse Chart is the Half-Hexagon, also known as a Cradle.  We are likely to feel as though we are being sucked into a vortex of conflicting messages. The Cradle's positive aspects can help to soften some of the harsh impacts of the squares, but definitely won't be strong enough to eliminate destructive behaviors or maladaptive traits that could arise.  To read more about this Solar Eclipse, visit our website at 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Watch Eclipse Live from North America - June 15 2011

Update: The live showing of the lunar eclipse over the span of about 3 hours on was GREAT!  The best camera angle was out of Cyprus.  At times the camera from Dubai was clear, but gradually become blurry and almost foggy. I hope everyone got the chance to watch it.  If not, I think you can find a copy of it through youtube via the google recording. Here is one link  - Yes it really is approximately 4 hours long. Some key "times" that you can zone in to on the bar is 0:30 *beginning to show the shadow; 1:05 dark shadow; 1:20-1:22 red hue begins; 1:52-2:17 total; and 3:17 changing back from the red hue to white. This view on the recording was from Dubai. Another way to scan through the recording is by pressing the keys 1 through 9 to quickly flip through the eclipse, for example, once it starts playing, press the number "5" to see the total eclipse section.
Previously: Check this out :)  The Lunar Eclipse is being presented LIVE at slooh ( )  and also on [as in "Right Now!"]

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse - June 15, 2011

Happy almost Solstice! But, before that is the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, which should sprinkle a variety of changes into our lives. Almost like that rice cereal that talks to us, so will this Lunar Eclipse, with a "snap, crackle and pop." This eclipse will be viewable from a large sector of the Eastern Hemisphere, but also from some areas of South America.

With each eclipse, we grow. To tell you all the truth, I am stunned that Lunar Living is still going strong after almost 10 years of weaving in and out of online lunar life! As I look back, I'm actually amazed. I hope that it has been as much fun for you (my inspiring friends) as it has been for me. I hope you enjoy the current article at

Note! The summer solstice image in the announcement today comes from a great collection of prints by Glennie Kindred.  Please pay her site a visit for the all the wonderful prints and features she has to offer.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gemini Solar Eclipse - June 1, 2011

Here we are; 20 days until Summer! The Partial Solar Eclipse in Gemini this year is, despite Gemini's reputation, the beginning of a stabilizing transition. This is not merely because of the eclipse. The stability is the culmination of a variety of astrological factors. This eclipse will be sharing "prime-time" with a new solar eclipse series that is making its debut on July 1, 2011. The older saros eclipses are partial eclipses that are gradually fading out of existence while the newbies are also partial as they begin their new journey through the saros series. This June solar eclipse is from saros 118, which originated May 24, 803.*** The complete article is available in the article section at  Summer is just around the corner, so to speak, and the next two solar eclipses will be setting the stage as to how much we will ultimately enjoy the season.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Libra Full Moon - April 18, 2011

The Libra Full Moon is power packed as eight planets transit through Cardinal signs. We are more driven, but we may also lean towards aggression as a means of resolving situations that frustrate us. The Mercury retrograde is moving back into a square with Pluto retrograde, giving us a bit of a devious tendency.  To read more about the Libra Full Moon event, check out the article at  The Neptune transit in the sign of Pisces, will gradually change our perspectives on life. Neptune, in modern astrology, rules over Pisces, adding strength and witness to the concepts of spiritual leaders, mystics and psychics. But, we can also become more gullible to those who have dubious motives in the mystery-filled arts.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Virgo Full Moon - March 19, 2011

The Virgo Full Moon highlights the turmoil surrounding so many people.  The world's seemingly ripping apart at the seams. Between the civil strife, the economic unrest, the earthquakes and the storms at a global level, plus, the personal calamities along with the ongoing news reports, we are starting to feel beat down. Yet, this is the nature of change. Uranus moving into Aries and currently moving over the Aries Point is ensuring that we understand the significance of the messages by forcing us to change our attitudes and our perspectives through basic brute force.

The Full Moon report is available at  Additionally, the Lunar Living crew is working on a fund-raising drive to help provide medical and basic needs support to the people of Japan. Visit our site to read more about the Full Moon's impact, as well as how we can work together to help with Japan's disaster.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Pisces New Moon - March 4, 2011

The Pisces New Moon is typically associated with feelings of Spring Fever. The New Moon in Pisces article at Lunar Living ( is available now, online. With six planets currently in Pisces, we will discover the significance of caring for the self. The end of winter is close at hand, yet the winter weather has held on steadfastly for many areas around the world, despite the February message of an early spring from the local groundhog. Spring, seemingly, has been very slow in arriving. However, in a couple of weeks, the season of spring (fall for the southern hemisphere) will be here soon and winter will be forced to the side, at least based on time.

This winter season has been a particularly rough one with the difficult weather conditions in many areas that are not accustomed to the harsh weather patterns. For some of us, the colder than normal temps have taken their toll on our states of mind. Spring fever is looming. March is a good month for celebration to help stave off the late winter depression. Next week is Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), daylight saving time begins on March 13 and then another fun day of celebration, St. Patrick's Day on March 17. These "Spring is almost here" events can all help to break up the doldrums of the last remnants of winter as we ring in the arrival of spring.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Leo Full Moon - February 18, 2011

The Full Moon in Leo could feel a bit like a roller coaster since the Sun and Moon's opposition are moving over the Anaretic Degree of Aquarius and Leo. These final degrees of any sign will amplify emotions and confusion while we try to decide what is the most important situation to focus on. Looking for the common good of the group, family or peers can help to unite and strengthen brotherhood/sisterhood/solidarity. The lunar event article at explains the best use of this Full Moon's energies. This weekend is the beginning of the Presidents' Day holiday in the U.S.  Enjoy :)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Aquarius New Moon - February 3, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year - The year of the Rabbit starts today. This New Moon has the potential for healing but in ways we are not totally accustomed to. We can heal by detaching from the emotional connections so that we can see our situations from a different perspective. There's also a boost for the development of quirky new relationships.  These are those types of friendships/love matches that we normally would not attract. Don't be afraid to explore these connections.  They may not last long, but there is the potential for a lot of fun and adventure while it lasts. The Lunar Article @ has been posted today.

The past few weeks since the Solar Eclipse have certainly provided some surprises for leaders around the world. Prayers go out to safe transitions for all who are dealing with turmoil and unrest.  Jupiter ingressed to Aries on  January 22. Leadership and aggressions are likely to be impacted by Jupiter's transit in Aries. Saturn's retrograde in Libra began on January 26. Business and marriage partnership could be restructured while Saturn is in the "review" state of Libra. Mercury will ingress Aquarius February 3 and Venus will ingress Capricorn on February 4.

Today was Groundhog Day and based on the various reports, the Eastern U.S. regions are less likely than the Western U.S. to have to put up with too much more winter.... or will we?  I just discovered today that we've been relying on the wrong rodent "hog" for the wintery forecast. *The Romans used Hedgehogs to predict how much longer winter weather would endure. Oy! No wonder Punxsutawney Phil's predictions are only 40% accurate!

Plus, a Happy Valentine's Wish and Hug to all our friends. 

*Groundhog/Hedgehog information source -

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Solar Eclipse - Capricorn - January 4, 2010

Photo-Solar Eclipse January 26, 2009
The solar eclipse on January 4, 2010 brings the Sun and Moon together at one of the three Critical Degrees in Capicorn. The eclipse will be a partial one and the view of the eclipse will cover a wide range from North Africa to Russia. The maximum point of the eclipse will occur over Sweden in the morning, shortly before 9:00 a.m. UT. Because of the eclipse and the critical degree of Capricorn being spotlighted, there is the likelihood of challenges manifesting. But, the feeling of defeat is all in the mind. We are simply being challenged to come to terms with life as it currently exists. Pessimism comes from within. Instead of crawling into a cave, we need to need to resolve to make a change for the better. This solar eclipse is the perfect backdrop to making a New Year's resolution that we can stick to. At Lunar Living in the articles section ( you can read more about the history of the solar saros 151 and how it influences the solar eclipse on Tuesday. Mid-month, Mercury moves into Capricorn to help us become more focused on success. The amount of planning done between now and then will help tremendously.