Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gemini New Moon - June 19, 2012

With all the fanfare of the Solar Eclipse a month ago, most people don't realize that this is the second New Moon in Gemini. Two New Moons in the same zodiac sign is a little like a blue moon event.  It happens, but not every month. As with each major moon event, the new article is available online at Lunar Living.

Gemini energies are quite strong now with Jupiter and Venus both in Gemini during this New Moon. Mercury is pounding the pavement far out in Cancer to get as far away from the Sun now, as possible.  This always happens just before Mercury stations for retrograde motion. It is a bit like Mercury is on a tether with the Sun, gradually speeding up the farther he gets from the Sun, and eventually, BAM, he hits the end of the leash which whips him into retrograde motion. Venus is also on a bit of a leash with the Sun, but the allowable distance is a little longer and Venus doesn't hit the end quite as often as Mercury does.

Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere (Winter for southern) is just around the corner.  This is the period of time when the Sun has stretched out to the Tropic of Cancer (okay, so really the earth has tilted so that the Sun can be directly over the Tropic of Cancer) at it's farthest declination and the solar energies are always a bit edgier during the last few days of Gemini and the first few days of Cancer. The transitional longest (or shortest) days of sunlight during the year depending on where you live.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse - June 4, 2012

The Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse will have a stronger impact on us, as eclipses always do. The affects of the eclipse are already being felt and will be felt for at least the next three to four weeks. This Lunar Eclipse is also the Strawberry Full Moon. I tried to figure out a way to create an animated eclipsing moon with shooting strawberry stars in the background, but I'm just not that good with those types of artistic creations.

The combo of Sagittarius and Gemini energies have us restless and adventurous. If you are anything like me at this time of the year, there are way more plans than can ever be accomplished in a day, week or even month! I'll try my darndest to not bounce around too much here. First off, don't forget that Jupiter will be moving into Gemini on the 11th. Neptune will begin a retrograde motion about 10 hours after the peak of the eclipse. Mercury will ingress into Cancer on June 7th, then into Leo on June 26, making this month a three-sign transit frenzy for the winged messenger. Mercury is also transiting Out of Bounds until June 19. Venus returned back into the standard declination on June 3. This will help reduce some of the biting attitude that retrograde Venus has been throwing our way.

This month will mark Lunar Living's 11th year online. Our first article was about the Solar Eclipse of June 21, 2001. Well, let's move along. I'm getting restless and you probably are too. I included a map and extra charts for the Lunar Eclipse Saros 140 in the article ready for you to read at Lunar Living's site, so I'll let you get to it.