Sunday, January 22, 2012

Aquarius New Moon - January 23, 2012

The Sun recently ingressed Aquarius, giving us a change in attitude and ideals. Most think of Aquarius as being a "water" sign because it is the water bearer and even has the wavy lines that look like water. But, the sign is Air. Think of Aquarius more as the ~evaporation~ of water going back up into the air. We are shifting our mental and emotional gears as quickly as we can, and this New Moon conjunction has us feeling as though this shift is vitally important.... There is a lot of information with this New Moon to share. Lunar Living has the complete report.  Highlights include: Saturn and Neptune are each in the anaretic degree of 29 in Libra and Aquarius, respectively; T-Square aspect from the New Moon; out of sign opposition from Jupiter to Saturn is throwing cold water on the two Wedge aspects; and Mars will start on a long retrograde trek back through Virgo tomorrow until the middle of April. This "start" to the Chinese New Year will be quite exhilarating!  Happy New Year!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ready... Set... No... Wait.... When does Mars go all Retrograde on us?

Oh! That's Right! January 24, 2012 is the Mars station to Retrograde. In the mean time, there is a lot of great retrograde information available online. I selected a few of my favorite pieces and dropped that information into my own Virgo Mars Retrogradge article on JAstrology Blogspot.  And, hey, check out the picture of the 1955 style Mars Rover while you are at it. The article is filled with dates and time frames to be aware of to help us all navigate through the rarified Virgo Mars Retrograde.  Unlike a Blue Moon, this just doesn't happen every few years, you know!? The last Mars retrograde through Virgo was in 1997!

Learn about the Heliocentric Mars transit in conjunction with the Geocentric Mars Retrograde. Also read up about what it is like to be born with Mars Retrograde in Virgo in the chart. Discover the time periods of the past when Virgo hosted the Mars retrograde transit. Read up about the other planetary transits that aspect Mars in retrograde motion. There's a Grand Trine in there, some where.  I hope you all enjoy the article.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Cancer Full Moon - January 9, 2012

With the Sun in Capricorn for this Full Moon, psychologically, we feel so ambitious, but our bodies and our hearts are just not there. We are feeling emotionally spent. Our brains are telling us, just charge ahead, and the rest of us will catch up. With the Wedge aspect from the Full Moon to Mars in Virgo, that might be true IF we are focusing on our health and welfare. As the Lunar Living article explains, Capricorn is the king of pushing through to get the job done. Cancer, on the other hand, is the home of the Moon, and the feeling here is that we would do a whole lot better if we just stayed in our nice warm beds or near a cozy fire and to pamper our bodies for a day or two. Of course, there are multiple aspects that are causing us to feel unsure of what to do. There's the cradle aspect with the Moon opposing the Sun, in a wedge pattern that looks a lot like a little ship, trying to navigate through these crazy waters. There is also the Mercury Out of Bounds transit, causing feelings of vulnerability and anxiety.  So much to deal with that we need to take a few moments recognize that we have all the power in this one.