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New and Full Moon - 2012
Cancer and Aquarius
Full Moon in Cancer happens later on the 7th, 8th, and 9th of January. The Capricorn Sun is shining on the Cancer Moon and gives all of us and especially those with something important in Cancer, the opportunity to pick up some Capricorn qualities. Cancer tends to be relaxed, genuine, nurturing, and intuitive. That’s great, but now complimentary qualities can be added. If these energies are focused on, Cancer can become more ambitious, practical, formal, and effective. If you are looking to move onward and upward, look for hints of how to do this during these Full Moon days and the entire time the Sun is in Capricorn.
The New Moon in Aquarius will take place on the 23rd and 24th of January. This sign is associated with humanity, knowledge, and a global perspective. This is a great time to ponder and meditate on these things. This is the time for insight and action that promotes people and education. The presence of both the Sun and Moon in Aquarius helps us to see the big picture and be effective in our action. The long-term presence of Neptune in Aquarius adds insight and imagination to this already abstract sign. So, let’s learn something, extend our social circle, activate the subtle mind, and look beyond our borders.
New and Full Moons 2011
Gemini and Capricorn
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini will take place on the 9th and 10th, of December. At this time light from the Sagittarian Sun will shine of the Gemini Moon. Restless, versatile, reasonable Gemini can benefit by incorporating the faith, optimism, loyalty, exercise and fun of Sagittarian pursuits. This is also a great time to appreciate the reason, science, facts, and accurate perceptions of Gemini along with the faith, religion, community oriented, and good judgment qualities of Sagittarius. This is an eclipse, so let's be a bit cautious.
The Capricorn New Moon takes place on Dec. 24th, 25th, and am of the
26th. This is a fine time to think about, intuit, and meditate on Capricorn
issues. Capricorn things can be contemplated on these three Moon in
Capricorn days and then acted on later when the Sun is in Capricorn.
Some new habits should be formed by the time the Sun goes into Aquarius
on Jan. 20th. Although this plan can work for many resolutions, here
are some Capricorn type things that fit in with the natural current:
planning for the future and setting goals, organizing, getting better
use out of what you already have, looking for opportunities, becoming
aware of the highest expression of anything, getting on better terms
with those above you, improving your public image, improving business,
and developing an appreciation for anything practical.
Taurus and Sagittarius
Taurus and Sagittarius
The Full Moon in Taurus will take place on the 9th, 10th, and much of the 11th of November. The emphasis will be on anyone with something important in these signs, Taurus and Scorpio, as, important things are coming to them from many sides. These opposite signs form an axis and represent my money and possessions and resources (Taurus) versus yours (Scorpio) and my strength and sensuousness (Taurus) versus yours (Scorpio). These signs are strong, sensuous, and involved with holdings. At the Full Moon, the light from the Scorpio Sun falls on the Taurus Moon. At this time practical, routine Taurus can make changes, break out of ruts, appreciate mystery, and become more aware of shared resources, pleasures, and strengths.
The New Moon in Sagittarius will take place late on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of November. When the Sun and Moon are in this sign it is a great time to make a fresh start in a Sagittarian area. Sagittarius is about physical and mental adventures because the Centaur symbol is part animal and part human. New involvements with nature, exercise, classes, lectures, religious activities, or distant travel are appropriate. Meditating on any of these things is wonderful. This lunation is an eclipse which promotes life changing events. With eclipses we should always be a bit cautious
Aries and Scorpio
Full Moon in Aries happens on Oct. 10th, 11th, and 12th. The light from the Sun in Libra is illuminating the Moon in Aries. This is a natural time for Aries to increase appreciation for Libra ways, namely, the importance of others and the power of beauty. In addition to this, this Full Moon is a good time to think about proper balance between the importance of our identity, agenda, and activities and these same things in our partner.
The New Moon will take place in Scorpio from late morning on the 26th to late morning on the 28th. This is a time of special stimulation for anyone with something important in their chart in Scorpio. Intense things, people, and situations will come to such a person. The new moon is a time for new starts and with the Moon and Sun in Scorpio these things are natural areas for focus: renovation, transformation, initiating a radical change, getting in touch with the other side, getting to the bottom of a mystery, understanding and increasing one’s personal force, facing one’s shadow and passions, choosing the highroad when dealing with difficulties, studying famous Scorpios, and focusing on shared strengths, resources, and pleasures. These are also great areas for meditation at this time. Expect some mysterious topic to present itself.
Libra and Pisces
The Full Moon in Pisces takes place later on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of September. Light from the Virgo Sun shines on the Pisces Moon and comes to us. This light becomes a mixture of both signs and their approaches to life. As we think about this light we can balance the dichotomy. From Virgo we can honor the tendency to be practical, to deal patiently with details, and to value all work and service. In cloistered religious communities a blessing is asked on all the work that will be performed each day, making it holy. From Pisces we can honor the tendency to be idealistic and connected to everything, we can rise above earth, in an altered state, and see paradise. The question is whether or not we are following our vision.
The New Moon in Libra is on the 27th and 28th of September. This is the time to contemplate how we relate things and people in a harmonious way. And it is a great time to think about relationships and make sure that we know what promotes and what works against this important area of our lives. This New Moon is also an appropriate time to beautify or pursue the arts. Attending a social affair at a gallery would be the perfect Libra activity.
Virgo and Pisces
The New Moon in Virgo will take place on the afternoon of the 28th, 29th, and morning of the 30th of August. Virgo New Moons are a great time to make fresh starts in Virgo areas – work, service, diet, and health. We may want to meditate on these themes and see if our work satisfies us, if we give enough service, if we are following our mission, and if our diet and health habits fortify us for life. For Virgos, these Moon Virgo days give an extra birthday, and things and people should be coming to you.
The Full Moon in Pisces takes place on the afternoon of the 10th, 11th, and 12th of Serptember. Light from the Virgo Sun shines on the Pisces Moon and comes to us. This light becomes a mixture of both signs and their approaches to life. As we think about this light we can balance the dichotomy. From Virgo we can honor the tendency to be practical, to deal patiently with details, and to value all work and service. In cloistered religious communities a blessing is asked on all the work that will be performed each day, making it holy. From Pisces we can honor the tendency to be idealistic and connected to everything, we can rise above earth and see paradise. The question is whether or not we are following our vision.
The New Moon in Leo will take place on the 30th and 31st of July This is a fine time to celebrate and make new starts with Leo things. Leo represents children, enjoying life, creating, and ruling. The New Moon is a time to improve our relationship with or our talent in these areas. Some insightful astrologer said that Leo’s are the center of attention because they have something to share. This is a good time for us to determine what will make us shine brighter and it is like an extra birthday for Leos.
The Full Moon in Aquarius takes place on the 12th and 13th of August. Light from the Sun in radiant Leo is shining on the Aquarius Moon and on to us. We can delight in this beautiful time of month and spend time in the moonshine, the light not the liquid. We can delight in playful, creative, powerful Leo qualities. And we can appreciate the intelligence and people skills of democratic Aquarius. This is a good time to acknowledge what Aquarians know, that good things come to us through people and ideas. So let’s meet some folks and pursue some ideas, make some discoveries and share them.
Cancer and Capricorn
A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer will take place on July 1st and 2nd. This is a great opportunity to make new starts and improvements in Cancerian areas. Cancer is associated with feelings, home, family, community, and nurturing. Land matters such as real estate are included. Since this is an especially intuitive sign, meditating on these areas could give us special insight into the specifics that we want to change. This is an opportunity to gain insight that will make us happier in our minds, home, and community. For Cancerians, these dates are like an additional birthday. If either of these dates is your birthday the coming year will be focused on Cancerian things more than usual. Be a bit cautious under this eclipse.
Full Moon will take place in Capricorn on the afternoon of July 13th,
the 14th, and much of the 15th. Light from the Cancer Sun is reflecting
off the Capricorn Moon and both are shining on us. This should give
us an opportunity to appreciate two very different ways of looking at
things. Cancer is about taking care of affairs at home in one’s
own way. Capricorn is about operating in the world while being mindful
of social and business rules. One wears shorts the other a suit. Cancer
takes care of people and environments, Capricorn sets and achieves goals.
Cancer is unconditional, Capricorn is not. The methods of each sign
are necessary in their own areas to achieve domestic happiness and worldly
Gemini and Sagittarius
It’s important to keep track of new and. They promote certain types of activity, are opportunities for personal growth; and when the falls in ones , one gets an extra birthday. The New Moon in Gemini takes place on the 1st and 2nd of June. This placement promotes new starts in areas of communication, study, and the pursuit of any positive mental or verbal activity. Doing ordinary things in a different way opens up new pathways in the brain and increases learning. Renewing a relationship with a neighbor or relative, especially a brother or sister or cousin is appropriate. Meditations to improve thought and manner of speech promote growth. And Geminis get an extra birthday.
in Sagittarius happens on the 14th and 15th of June. Light from the Gemini sun reflects off the Sagittarius Moon and comes to earth. Under this we can appreciate two different ways of looking at things. Under Gemini; nonjudgmental perception, the facts, science, and new stimulation thrive. Under Sagittarius; faith, religion, philosophy, viewpoints, hunting and searching, and forming conclusions flourish. Both signs travel and learn and sport (Gemini is the arms and Sag the legs). At this time we can practice appreciating faith and facts, science and religion, news and opinion, and study and exercise.
Both of these lunations are eclipses. Doing something outside the box is appropriate. Taking risks should be avoided.
New Moon in Taurus
Thewill be together in Taurus on the 2nd, 3rd, and morning of the This shows male and female operating together in the flower garden of spring. Creative energy is high and tending to produce beauty. This is a wonderful time to make a solemn vow to slow down and enjoy life. Things started during this time will tend to be strong and enduring. This is like an extra birthday for anyone with the Sun in Taurus.
Full Moon in Scorpio
The Moon will be full in Scorpio on the afternoon of the 15th, 16th, and morning of the 17th of May. Taurus and Scorpio are two of the strongest signs in the zodiac and tend to produce things that last. Contented, practical Taurus on one side of this pair of opposites, wants comfort, pleasure, beauty, security, and routine. On the other side of the sky, motivated, passionate, profound Scorpio renovates, renews, and transforms. Scorpio might redo the kitchen or their own soul. During this Full Moon light from the Taurus Sun reflects off the Scorpio Moon and them comes to us. We can increase our appreciation for Taurus and Scorpio ways of being. Andhave an opportunity to become more content.
Aries and Libra
Thein Libra will take place on April 16th & 17th. Aries is the â€œmeâ€ sign and Libra is the â€œthouâ€ sign. Libra is focused on others, their agendas, and relationships with them. With Aries and Libra, issues of identity and respect come up. These opposite, complimenting signs both require, for success and happiness, self-respect and respect for others. That sounds so simple but gets complicated out in the world of varied people. Aries needs to be happy with who he is and execute his agenda. He needs to be more conscious of others. Libra needs to know what a good relationship is and find a good partner. Libra needs to be more aware of his own identity and agenda. During this Full Moon, light is coming from the Aries Sun to the Libra Moon and then to us here on earth. We can strengthen both Aries and Libra qualities in ourselves. And Libra can become more Aries like.
Pisces and Virgo
Thein the sign, Pisces is an opportunity to experience the supernatural. At this time we can connect with the subtle within ourselves which is intimately connected to the subtle outside of ourselves. Within this timeless and limitless space we have no limits of perception and activity. We can connect with anything that ever existed or will exist in any place. Even traditional Christianity, in its newest Catechism, defines the invisible as more important that the visible.
If this is a new area for you, try meditating and listening or praying and then listening. And there are many books on the invisible world. The Church of Light books by C.C. Zain give a complete western view and â€œTibetan Yoga and the Secret Doctrineâ€ gives a fascinating eastern view. My paper on Egyptian Magic is in parts on my web site and gives the Egyptian view.
During this New Moon later on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th we can honor our delicate, idealistic, emotional, intuitive side. We can read about, meditate on, and contemplate these things. For those with the Sun in Pisces, these days are like an extra birthday.
Later on 17th, 18th, and much of the 19th of March ain Virgo will emphasize two very different ways of being. We already discussed Pisces. Virgo, the opposite sign, works and serves, is practical, pragmatic, and productive. At this time we can appreciate both perspectives. Since the Virgo Moon is receiving the light from the Pisces Sun, this is an opportunity for solid, responsible Virgo to become more open to subtle things. Under both the new and full moon this month, we should review our .
Aquarius and Leo
Thein Aquarius will take place later on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of February. This sign is associated with humanity, knowledge, and a global perspective. This is a great time to ponder and meditate on these things. This is the time for insight and action that promotes people and education. The presence of both the in Aquarius helps us to see the big picture and be effective in our action. The long-term presence of Neptune in Aquarius adds insight and imagination to this already abstract sign. So, letâ€™s learn something, extend our social circle, activate the subtle mind, and look beyond our borders.
Ain Leo will take place on the 16th, 17th, and very early The light from the Aquarian Sun will reflect off of the Leo Moon and shine on us. We will receive a mixture of Aquarian and Leo qualities. Leo is creative and playful like a child, it rules like a king, and it loves like a young lover. Play, power, young love, and creativity will be in the air, ready to be breathed in. From the Aquarian Sun weâ€™ll pick up a respect for people and ideas, and many and varied ways of being and doing. The creative, loving, and ruling Leo in us can become more informed and democratic.
P.S. Both Aquarius and Leo are important in the chart of President Obama.
Capricorn and Cancer
The Capricorn New Moon Solar Eclipse takes place on Jan 3rd, 4th, and the morning of the 5th. This is a fine time to think about, intuit, and meditate on Capricorn issues. Capricorn things can be contemplated on these three Moon in Capricorn days and then acted on for the rest of the time that the Sun is in Capricorn. Some new habits should be formed by the time the Sun goes into Aquarius on Jan. 19th. Although this plan can work for many resolutions, here are some Capricorn type things that fit in with the natural current: planning for the future and setting goals, organizing, getting better use out of what you already have, looking for opportunities, becoming aware of the highest expression of anything, getting on better terms with those above you, improving your public image, improving business, and developing an appreciation for anything practical. Under this eclipse we should expand horizones but be a bit cautious.
Full Moon in Cancer happens on the afternoon of the 17th, the 18th and much of the 19th of January. The Capricorn Sun is shining on the Cancer Moon and gives all of us and especially those with something important in Cancer, the opportunity to pick up some Capricorn qualities. Cancer tends to be relaxed, genuine, nurturing, and intuitive. Thatâ€™s great, but now complimentary qualities can be added. If these energies are focused on, Cancer can become more ambitious, practical, formal, and effective. If you are looking to move onward and upward, look for hints of how to do this during these Full Moon days and the entire time the Sun is in Capricorn.