Cosmic Weather – New Moon Report for 7/15/15

The Reframe. The Release. The Return to Essence.

Hello Cosmic friends and welcome to another new moon. This one’s got quite a bit going on and of course I’ll tell you why. It’s been speaking to me for awhile now and I’ve been listening.

I know the watery (6 planets in water) astrological landscape has some people running for cover, but there really isn’t reason for alarm. This new moon provides us with a excellent spiritual opportunity. Remember dear ones, that Cancer is the great natural psychotherapist. On New Moon day we will have Mars, Mercury, Sun and Moon in that particular sign energy. The Shadow energy being cranky, overly sensitive and defensive. Also, using humor as sarcasm and attack, “I was only joking.” The light side being highly intuitive, healing, attentive and nurturing. It is the sign of the Lunar Goddess and the Divine Mother.

In Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) there is a technique called “Reframing,” that I feel is very appropriate here. To “Reframe” something is to put it into another context, setting or frame. Common subjects for reframing are often related to past traumas and current emotional triggers that may or may not be related to the past, but that are causing current difficulty.

In research for my upcoming book, “The Aquarian Healer,” I’ve been exploring the idea of soul archetypal energy and wounding. I have found (especially among those who identify as Empathic and/or Lightworkers,) there are 4 primary personal themes around wounding: Abandonment, Betrayal, Lack and Rejection. I’ve been sharing with you at this page how potent and colorful our dream life has been lately, often providing clues to what the Universe is spotlighting for our healing at the moment.

What’s also interesting about this New Moon is that it also carries some Full Moon qualities of Release. This I feel is vital to the “essence” aspect of it: to fill ourselves back up with our own divine essence after we have done the work of honest psychological examination. It also brings the important reminder that no matter what our background or circumstances were or currently are, we have the power to change our reality. We have the opportunity to “reframe” things working with the current energies available to us if we so choose.

“There are those who think that they were dealt a losing hand. The cards were stacked against them. They weren’t born in Lotusland. You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice. If you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice. You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill. I will choose a path that’s clear. I will choose freewill.” ~ Neal Peart, 1980

This new moon window is a perfect opportunity to stop viewing your personal circumstances as tragic or unfair, but more along the lines of the perfect training for you to complete your human mission and soul’s agreement. – The Keepers, 7.13.15

Happy New Moon friends and remember to keep it Cosmic!

NOTE: New Moon in Cancer is 7/15/15 at 6:24 pm PDT/9:24 EDT.





New Moon

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New Moon


We consider it to be the New Moon up to 3 1/2 days after the official New Moon. She rises around dawn, sets around sunset. Because she is between the Sun and the Earth nothing or very little is reflected and for a few days the Moon is lost in the brillance of the Sun. When we cannot see any Moon in the sky, after the Waning Moon and before we see the first glimpse of the Crescent it is often referred to as the Dark Moon.

As the Sun and Moon are on the same side of the Earth, the pull on us is the strongest. Because the Sun, Moon and Earth are all in a straight line this creates a time when the high tide is higher and the low tide is lower than usual.

This is a wonderful time to make new beginnings of all types. It is especially good for getting rid of bad habits. Habitual ways of thinking that are harmful and negative can also be abandoned at this time. It is also a good time to start something creative. New projects at work can also be launched.

The first day of the New Moon is really best devoted to the planning stages of ventures. It is good to feel just a little excited and filled with anticipation, although your energy may not be at its highest. A day or two into the cycle is the time to take the initiative, apply for that job, and start house hunting or any similar endeavours. It is also good for attracting positive energies, bringing about change, good luck and growth.

Moon Magic – Pagan Portals

Rachel Patterson

New Moon Magic

New Moon Magic


When the Moon is new, the Luminaries — the Sun and Moon — are aligned in the same Zodiac sign. That makes it a charged time with concentrated energies of that sign. A New Moon is a symbolic point of attention, and a symbolic portal for new beginnings.

New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, make manifest. There are many ways to initiate this communion with the Universe from lighting a candle to elaborate rituals.

What matters is that you’re committing yourself to your vision, and open to receiving guidance, healing, support from Spirit.

Why Follow the Moon?:

When you tune into the Moon’s phases, it’s reassuring to know that there are many chances during the year to tap into lunar energy. Like the tides, the Moon ebbs and flows, a rhythm that women understand intimately. New Moons are a blank page on which to speak your dreams out loud, and Full Moons are for taking action and celebrating the fruit of your efforts.

In the chaotic and temporal world, looking to something larger that is also part of yourself can fill you with awe and make you feel connected. For whatever path you’re on, opening to working with planetary energies links you to the power of the divine.

Preparing for the New Moon:

It’s a good idea to spend some time reflecting in the days leading up to the new Moon. Knowing exactly what you want to draw into your life is not always easy. Part of preparing for the new Moon is making sure you are clear about your intentions.

Sometimes it’s a quality you’d like to cultivate like forgiveness, courage — other times it’s a more specific request like a promotion at work or new place to live.

What is a new Moon Ritual?:

This depends on your personal tastes, the pace of your life and the time you have to devote to it. Some simply light a candle, while others gather objects and pictures for their altar. Lately, I’ve been writing my intentions on a 7-day candle and leaving it in a prominent (and safe) place. With a candle, you can return to it and relight it while meditating on your intentions.

Ritual helps focus your entire being on the quest at hand. In the days leading up to the new Moon, you might gather pictures and totems that symbolize your goal. Creating a New Moon collage gives you a visual reminder of your dreams.

What does it mean in each different sign?:

Every new Moon is different, and this gives you the chance to claim the energies of each different sign. Even if you don’t have planets in the sign for a given month, it falls somewhere in your birth chart. We each have elements of the entire Zodiac in our make-up, with some more emphasized than others. Find out where the new Moon falls in your chart for clues as to what to “call in” that month.

How is it different from the Full Moon:

The new Moon has a more inward feel, has a void or empty quality, and therefore can be frightening to those not comfortable with uncertainty. Can you learn to trust the dark? It’s the moment when the old passes away and the new is not yet here. That’s why it’s a powerful time for sending out your prayer, wishes, desires to the Universe.


Opening Lines Of Communication: May’s Transformative Scorpio Full Moon

Opening Lines Of Communication: May’s Transformative Scorpio Full Moon

a message from Lynda Hill

To view more of Lynda’s insight, please visit her website, Lynda Hill’s Sabian Symbols


If the first person who answers the phone cannot answer your question it’s a bureaucracy. If the first person can answer your question, it’s a miracle. Gerald F. Lieberman That’s an amazing invention [the telephone], but who would ever want to use one of them? Rutherford B. Hayes (US president) My kids’ idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone. George Foreman Well if this is the wrong number, why did you answer it? James Thurber In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something—and the switchboard operator knows everything. Harold Coffin Gossip is nature’s telephone. Sholom Aleichem I’ve suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone. Richard Armour Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you. Ogden Nash

May’s Scorpio full Moon falls in the evening of May 3 in the US and the middle of the day on May 4 in Australia. The major aspect of this full Moon is the square from the Sun and Moon to Jupiter at Leo 14. This degree is very much about communications, communicating with others, receiving messages and inputs, along with sending them out to others. Pluto is also aspecting this lunation, bringing a sense of power and transformation to many situations that demand that we sit up and pay attention.

The full Moon each month marks a time of heightened energies and events. It often marks the culmination of the energies released at the new Moon. Emotions can be supercharged as the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the zodiac and illumination is increased – it’s like we can see in the dark – and we can be hyper-aware as well as being hyper-awake. The effects of a full Moon can be major or minor, depending on how they interact with your own chart. Sometimes, realisations or events that are unleashed, or unlocked, can stretch their meaning months into the future. A lot can be learned at the time of the full Moon and whether it’s lunacy or illumination, or a combination of both, there’s magic unleashed with every full Moon.

The Sabian Symbol for the full Moon is Scorpio 14: TELEPHONE LINEMEN AT WORK INSTALLING NEW CONNECTIONS

The following is from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom.

‘Telephone Linemen at Work Installing New Connections’ shows people working and concentrating on laying the ‘Lines’ for ‘Connections’ so that people may communicate with each other easily and effectively. They are laying cables to allow for the smooth functioning of the ‘Telephone’ system. They have a clear understanding of how the equipment works and how necessary and valuable it is to enable people to link up with each other.

This Symbol reflects an increase in the forms of communication that you can have access to, or that you have more communications coming to you. You may find that there has been a failure in communicating your thoughts, ideas or emotions lately. Something is being (or needs to be) done, or laid down, in order to solve, repair or patch up the situation. There is nothing to be achieved by worrying about any recent “connection” failures, however something should be done to set about making or repairing the necessary ‘Lines’ of communication. Sometimes advice and help must be called on for all to be resolved. This may need to be expert advice, but it can also be gathered from your own common sense. This can symbolize expansion into areas like the Internet, faxes or business lines. It can also represent the spiritual connection to the “other side”, even channeling. Sometimes, however, in the ‘Installing of New Connections’ problems of crossed-lines occur. It’s important to listen for the real truth in the communications that are being made, not to all the faint chitchat that surrounds what’s being said. Networking and new lines of communications often open up after this Symbol is revealed.

Keywords: Acupuncture and other therapies that work on the body’s meridians. The nervous system. The Internet. Forming new lines of communication. New connections taking place. Linking people up. Making sure that messages get through. Mobile phones, faxes, email. Networks and networking. Switchboards. Satellites. Wires. The ability to reach far distances. Getting on other peoples’ wavelengths. Contacts. Hooking up with the system. UFO experiences. Mobile phones. The Caution: Failing to see the necessity for repairs to personal communication. Becoming involved in other people’s lives. Gossip. News, thoughts and ideas spreading rapidly and getting out of control. Constant chatting. Being fickle. Sabotage. Engaged signals.

The Karmic Condition (the degree before) of this full Moon is Scorpio 13: AN INVENTOR PERFORMS A LABORATORY EXPERIMENT.

Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought. Albert von Szent-Gyorgi

If things are not working you may need to ‘Experiment’ – trying different combinations and possibilities. In doing so you will not only most likely find the solution, but you will also learn a lot from any errors that are made along the way. Look for creative solutions to situations facing you. A lot of amazing discoveries can be made simply by having a go at something or creating the right mix of ingredients. As the situation unfolds, you’ll learn clues as to what should be the next thing to do, the tasks that are worth performing or the risks that you are prepared to take. Be prepared to be inventive and make things up as you go along. Sometimes we have to just “go for it” and do what we feel needs to be done without knowing what the outcome is going to be. Take a few calculated risks and along the way you just might discover something unexpected.

Keywords: Creating one’s vision. Thinking quickly and making momentary decisions. Being prepared to risk failure. Bringing different mixes of things and/or people together. Seeing if things live up to expectations. Looking for answers. The “mad professor”. Mixing chemicals. Measuring and weighing. Going by one’s gut reactions. Inventions and experiments. Discovery. Laboratories. Research. The Caution: Becoming obscured by pointless goals. Making things up. Being one-eyed and focused to the exclusion of all else. Not fully understanding the consequences of actions. Always taking risks. Not taking adequate cautions. Not keeping track of what you’re doing. Ignoring warning signs. Being a “mad professor”.


This speaks of peaceful coexistence amongst beings on different levels of evolution. The ‘Children are Playing’ whilst the ‘Shellfish’ are feeding. It shows the essential unity of all life, no matter how “evolved” each being is. Getting back to the basic elements, such as nature, with a sense of ‘Play’ will help alleviate the seriousness of problems or stress.This Symbol implies people and all living things existing together in peace and harmony. They are playing, enjoying and living at the edge of the water on the beach, doing their own thing and getting on with their lives – enjoying life and nature. This is a lovely image of a live-and-let-live attitude. Try taking some time out and interact with others. With the coming and going of the tide, people do what comes most naturally to them. Just be careful that you don’t get out of your depth trying to be like others.

Keywords: Being self-sufficient. Looking after one’s own affairs. A sense of at-one-ment with all forms of life. Having a live and let live attitude. Peripheral vision. Returning to the source. Feeling safe in a natural environment. Playing alongside nature. Building sand castles. Playing in pools or baths. Buckets and spades. Sun protection. Interacting without really interacting. Swimming. Sand, wind and sea. Rockpools. Shellfish, oysters, shrimp.

The Caution: Meddling in people’s lives. Restriction of play. Being distracted. Sandcastles that will eventually get washed away. Not knowing how to loosen up with others and relax into a natural environment. Fussing that people aren’t doing the ‘right thing’. Sunburn and exposure to weather. Voyeurism.

The Karmic Degree for the Sun is Taurus 13: A PORTER CARRYING A MOUNTAIN OF HEAVY BAGGAGE

Up until the time of the full Moon, you may feel like you are carrying too much in the way of ‘baggage’… it seems that we need to be more like the ‘Children Playing At The Beach’ than the ‘Porter’. Otherwise known as a baggage handler or bellboy, he has a lot of work to do. He is performing a service for others and here he is seen as having ‘a Mountain of Heavy Baggage’ to move or ‘Carry’. He needs to remain cheerful and not reveal how much this ‘Mountainous’ load is weighing him down; otherwise he may not get the approval of those he is ‘Carrying’ the load for. There would be no thanks and no “tips” if he were to complain, groan or grumble. ‘Porters’ do a lot of hard work but don’t often get much appreciation or attention. They are expected to just get on with the job, sometimes they become almost invisible. This Symbol can also be an expression of class-consciousness.

Keywords: Self-reliance. Owning other people’s ‘garbage’. Shouldering baggage or weight. Being weighed-down. Feeling responsible for everything. Bad backs and posture. Carrying others. Counseling people, taking on their emotions. Bad backs, shoulders, knees, etc. Strain and wear. Bearing the family guilt. Luggage. Trolleys. Looking for tips.

The Caution: Being busy with other peoples’ problems. Unable to work for your own benefit. Carrying other peoples’ responsibilities. Being indispensable until the energy is all worn out. Not knowing when to say “no” to other’s demands. The burden of debts. Being useful but unimportant.

The Sun symbolizes: One’s core center, spirit, heart, issues to do with father, men, self, ego, your male side. How you radiate your sense of being. What others see, how you are recognized or remembered, sense of identity and connection with male energy – yours and others.


Sometimes, in order to be taken seriously or be noticed, people need to do or say something rousing, radical or out of the ordinary especially when there is a need, or a desire, to change things. There are probably some strong feelings that ‘Action’ needs to be taken – bear in mind, however, that the status quo can be very hard to awaken, change or shift. As this is a ‘Radical Magazine’ it can lead to moves that are disruptive or even threatening to stability or security in some measure. Further, the ‘Action’ that is being called for can lead to less than desirable outcomes. Events that unfold can be highly charged emotionally. This Symbol speaks of calling for or being motivated for change. Revolution and revolutionaries come in all shapes and sizes; some instigate major changes in society, others are more into bucking the system and creating mini reforms in their own back yards. Although you may not be absolutely sure which direction to take, someone is likely to be broadcasting messages. Look further within for the change in direction you need. Dramatizing one’s situation can lead to overreaction, but doing nothing can lead to inertia and things staying exactly the same. Listening may be important.

Keywords: Speaking one’s mind. Messages and news that awakes or shocks. The need for reform. Challenging outlooks. Breaking out of constraints. The media. Issues of propaganda. Headlines that promise more than they deliver. Revolutions. Social or emotional causes. Conspiracy theories. Printing presses. Publishing. Publicity. Gaining attention. Speaking one’s truth without fear of consequences.

The Caution: Being argumentative. Arousing others for selfish reasons. Distortions of the truth. Misinformation and disinformation. Getting the whole picture wrong. Exploitation of situations. Overstating messages. Biased information. Old and outworn news.

Mercury symbolizes: Mind, thought, communication, memory, expression, intelligence. News, exchanges, chatting, conversations, short journeys, connections with others, telephones, emails, siblings, neighbors, the reasoning mind. Day-to-day activities. Cars, keys, small animals.

Venus is on Gemini 26: WINTER FROST IN THE WOODS

‘Winter Frost in the Woods’ shows things being in a dormant stage. In the woods, winter is a time when energy is being used to reinforce the roots, to strengthen the support system and to build up the nourishment that’s needed for the coming seasonal growth and the fruits of spring and summer. There is no point trying to force growth now, it is not possible, nor is it useful. This is not to say that this is not a valuable time. It is. It can be very easy to lose sight of the importance of each “season”.

Keywords: The calm before the dawn. The silence inherent in cold, barren times. Barren and cold feelings. Refrigeration and freezing. Serenity. Surviving cold conditions. Feeling like one’s on the outside. Being lost in the wilderness. Beautiful surrounds. Lack of fertility. Things freezing up. The need to rug up. Hibernation. Icicles. Battling through hard times. Depression. Growth that is halted or held up. The inevitability of change.

The Caution: Denying the natural flow of the season by trying to rush things. Feeling “frozen out”, lost and neglected. Feeling dead lost and buried. Chills in the air. Keeping one’s feelings on ice. Immobility. Not knowing where to find warmth or nourishment. Losing faith. Infertility. Frigid responses. Stagnation. Loss of love and light. Stunted growth.

The Quest Degree (the degree after) of Venus is Gemini 27: A YOUNG GYPSY EMERGING FROM THE WOODS GAZES AT FAR CITIES

After spending some time in the Winter Frost In The Woods, the ‘Young Gypsy Emerging From the Woods Gazes at Far Cities’ shows someone who is preparing to leave their home, their family and what is familiar to them and move out into a new world. Only so much can be achieved living in the ‘Woods’ and there’s the need, or the desire, to move to ‘Far Cities’. The ‘Gypsy’ is somehow “different”, having things about their background or upbringing that have kept them away from the mainstream. The ‘Gypsy’ also brings to mind music, dancing, the gift of prophecy and a sense of the vibrancy and joy of life.

Venus here is right opposite the Galactic Centre – said to be a point where we create our own realities – a connection to the ‘Mind Of God’.

Keywords: Dreaming of becoming part of something far-off. Streetwise lessons. New perspectives arising from larger realities. The steps from bohemian to corporate and vice-versa. Learning about credentials, using them to advantage. Things that are far off and distant. Ambition. Prophesy, astrology and tarot. Clairvoyance. Gypsies. Leaving family. Moving out on one’s own.

The Caution: Dissatisfaction and always looking elsewhere. A feeling of being “cast out”. Feeling alienated even amongst friends. Finding your self a long way from home. Difficulty turning back. Being in limbo with a lack of ambition. Not having a family to turn to.

Venus symbolizes: Relatedness, cooperation, what attracts you. The experience of sweetness, beauty or delight. Social interactions, love, friends, how you reach out to people. Feminine persona, relationship with mother and females. Money, possessions, sense of values.


‘A Large Public Park’ implies a big area of land that has been kept aside from development for the enjoyment of the ‘Public’. The fact that it is ‘Well-Kept’ shows that the ‘Park’ has gardens and public amenities, is well looked after and clean of mess and rubbish. People are able to meet together, play ball, lie in the sun and, perhaps, walk their dog in safety. There’s lots of room to move and things are in their rightful place. In many ways our society is a ‘Public Park’ and we each play a part in its beauty and success, whether our contribution is by working on the gardens or enjoying the amenities. You are part of something important, but you are only a small part or something much larger. As everyone works together, you will be able to create a useful and lasting result that will eventually benefit the whole community. The question is: are you in a balanced state of work and play? Although there is probably a lot of work that needs to be done, fun needs to be given its priorities as much as work and duty. Taking notice of the fact that Mars is here may lead to a feeling of being ‘fenced-in’ and having to live too closely (or too remotely) with others.

Keywords: Paying attention to appearances. People living in peace. Space for everyone. People taking to the streets. Park benches, swings, slippery dips and sandpits. Charities and their work. Maintaining order. Gardens and gardening. Town planning. Work of the few for the pleasure of the many. Appearances kept immaculate. Golf and other sports. Picnics. Eating alfresco. Meeting others out in the open. Large plots of land. Acreage. Subdividing and development. Suburbia.

The Caution: Difficulty in finding privacy. People continually coming by. Having so much to look after without much help. Public possessions being sold off for the benefit of a few. Mugging and robberies. Littering and graffiti.

Mars symbolizes: Drive, determination or agenda, how you get to your goals. How you express and handle anger, ambition, assertion of self and ability to step forward. The male principle, sexuality, the ability to step up to the plate when one needs to. Fight or flight.


Jupiter is exactly t-squaring this full Moon, which means it is squaring both the Moon and the Sun. This can lead to excesses such as overspending, overeating, over talking, etc… just generally over doing things. This is a Symbol of the desire to be heard and taken seriously, and, it can also be about hearing messages and it can indicate the need to listen to one’s intuition. This ‘Human Soul’ is trying to find a ‘Receptive Ear’, someone who will listen to or understand what’s being said, perhaps to spur others to take some kind of action. Something that has been waiting to be ‘Manifested’, said, heard or realized could come out quite suddenly.

Keywords: New realizations and impulses. Seeking to have one’s voice heard. Messages from the other side. Reincarnation. Channelling information. Spirit descending, wishing to make itself known. Whispering. Passing on news and messages. Seeking embodiment. Trans-personal urges. Cherubs and spirits. Ears and hearing. The urge to accomplish something. Compassion. Manifesting intention.

The Caution: Confusing voices. Signs of instability or madness. Feeling that if one isn’t heard, they will miss out. A need to be noticed and acknowledged. Not feeling like one can speak up. Shouting and making a spectacle. Trying to convince others of something. Misleading statements.

Jupiter symbolizes: The big picture, expansion, exploration, aspirations, religious and philosophical ideals, issues to do with traveling, foreign lands, people and traditions, culture, education, generosity, luck, abundance, support, optimism. Insight through knowledge and wisdom.


This Symbol implies the necessity of those older to be teachers, exemplars or guides to the younger or less experienced. The “Child” needs the “Encouragement” of “Parents” in order to feel supported or guided. At times, you are likely to fulfill the roles of child or parent to others. With Saturn here, you may be moving into new phases of learning that, despite all your previous experience, are surprisingly difficult. Patience and step-by-step progress is needed, as is a guiding hand and a kind word or two. There may be those around you that don’t take your difficulties or responsibility seriously, but your struggles will pay off, particularly if you care and share. The ‘Child’ needs the support of the ‘Parents’ in order to learn how to do many of the most basic things, and, needs guidance, love and encouragement in order to grow and have faith in his or her own abilities. Sometimes we have the ‘Encouragement’ and support of our elders, other times not. The ‘Parents’ can’t be there all the time to catch the ‘Little Child’ if it falls, so the ‘Little Child’ must learn to master the steps that are needed in order to become an independent and confident grown-up.

Keywords: Making genuine progress or always tripping over. Instinctive determination to get on with the job. People taking delight in the smallest progress. Baby steps leading to big things. Trying out and accepting one’s individuality. Help from authorities. Seeking guidance and advice. Feeling mother earth under your feet. Parental assistance. Walking on new ground.

The Caution: Relying on skills not yet mastered. Not taking the initiative to put one’s self forward. Putting your self at risk rather than accepting help. Acting like one is incompetent in order to draw sympathy and/or help. Meddling and “assisting” when one should be on the sidelines, encouraging. Knowing that someone is going to “trip over” and not offering help.

Saturn symbolizes: Authority, rules, discipline and obligation The heavy stuff. What we fear, loss, karma, aging, the establishment, orthodoxy, tradition, status, the concept of time, walls, boundaries, limits, older people, restrictions, patience, conquering difficulties.

The Karmic Degree for Saturn is Sagittarius 3: TWO MEN PLAYING CHESS

Straight after the full Moon, Saturn will retrograde onto ‘Two Men Playing Chess’. This is an image of people concentrating and planning moves in order to defeat their opponent in a game. They have to be quiet, focused and attuned to what it is they’re doing if they want to succeed. The theme of a ‘Chess’ game is to knock the opponent out, to literally kill the king, and to take his position and his territory. There can be a certain degree of tension in the air as each tries to “checkmate” the other. First, one may appear to be “winning”, and then the other may make a sudden, sometimes completely unexpected or unforeseen move, get the upper hand and take the whole game. Alternatively, it could be an all-out slaughter if one person is more practised or efficient at the game than the other.

This Symbol shows the ability, or the necessity, to indulge in strategic games, arguments or competitions. There can be a strong sense of knowing how to maneuver situations in order to come out on top, with an eye to possible outcomes. There’s a need to be thoughtful and cautious, taking into account the wider picture. Impulsive acts with no forward planning can be risky. It probably pays to not show your weak side, but do everything with the possible objective of winning. It can be difficult to relax in competitive environments; one often feels that they can’t let their guard down because they might be taken advantage of. Take one step at a time and move with purpose and forethought.

Keywords: Strategic competition. Seeing the picture several moves ahead. Arguments that can go on and on. Finding justification for being combative. Throwing down the gauntlet to the other. Taking lives. The need for peacekeeping. War strategies. Matching wits. Facing each other head on. Being royalty or being a mere pawn. Tactical maneuvers. Lawsuits. Custody. Having the bigger stick. Divorce. Disputes. Wit against wit.

The Caution: Depending on pure luck. Underestimating the opponent’s skill or strategy. Arguments and arguing for the sake of it. Bickering and trying to get the better of the other. Always taking an opposing side, no matter what is really happening.


This Symbol shows issues of working hard versus taking time out to relax. If you find that you are being too hard on yourself, this Symbol implies that you need to know when to stop, rest and recuperate. Regardless of how much one has to do, it’s no crime to stop to regain your strength. You needn’t sacrifice your opportunity to rest for someone else. Everyone is entitled to their share of peace and pleasure. How about lounging around and taking it easy for a change? Sometimes you need a chance to day dream. On the other hand, have you been slacking off and not getting into what you could be doing?

Keywords: Detachment. Abandonment. Having too much to do to be able to rest. Issues to do with sleep. Sleeping difficulties. Planning for days off or for retirement. Hustle and bustle. Memories of loved ones. Lounging or sitting under trees. Having permission to stop. Time out. Missing a lover. Beds, sheets, pillows, sofas. A favorite chair. Holidays. Trees and gardens.

The Caution: Deliberately pushing when in need of rest OR not being involved in life’s complexities. Dodging responsibilities. Having nowhere to stay rest or retire. Neglecting time for oneself. Too much work and no play. Areas of life which are not fulfilled. Having so much work there’s no time for relationships. Always being on the go.

Uranus symbolizes: The unexpected, things that are individual or ‘different’. Charged, energetic dynamics, electricity, light, lightning bolts, sudden changes, those who live on the fringe of society. Sudden turns and twists of fate. Rebellion, surprises, liberation, freedom.

Neptune is on Pisces 10: AN AVIATOR IN THE CLOUDS

This shows being able to stay on course, not allowing distractions or difficult or confusing issues to deter you from your destination. Perhaps you need to rise above and transcend the more nitty-gritty realities of earthly existence and its difficulties, just be aware that you may not be seeing the complete picture very clearly sometimes. If you take special notice, you may be able to see through illusions, seeing past the surface appearances to things that others miss. You may be able to rely on your spiritual, creative or intellectual skills to take you above and beyond those things that others have to deal with. However, you may also be evading the real truth.

Keywords: Elevated views. Always seeing the best in people and things. Peace and tranquility. The longing for transcendence. Not seeing limitations. Being in a refined “head space”. Mastery. Flight, planes, pilots. Avoidance of time constraints. Pollyanna attitudes. Free flights of fantasy and escapism. The need for accurate navigation. Being in charge of the controls. Seeking higher truths. Maps. Compasses. Global satellite positioning. Clouds. Mist and fog. Hang-gliding. Don’t “over-control” like a novice pilot. Stay loose enough from the flow that you can observe it, modify, and improve it. Donald Rumsfeld

The Caution: Sailing through difficulties or missing what’s really going on. Escapist use of alcohol and drugs, etc. Lack of grounded energy or reality. Being unearthed. Escaping responsibilities. Isolating oneself. Completely missing the point. Feeling high and mighty and above everyone else, particularly with intellectual skills. Wrong turns. Missing the signs. Feeling like you’re living in a fog. Disconnecting from others, leading to isolation. Losing the plot. Taking huge risks. One’s head being separate from the body.

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. William Blake

Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price. Amelia Eahrhart

Neptune symbolizes: Mystical, “out there,” spirituality and con artists. Dreams, mysteries, mystics and religious issues. Intuition, clairvoyance, seeing into the invisible. Addictive, chaotic, charming, deceptive, illusory, co dependent, sensory awareness.


This degree shows being vibrant and alive and in the physical body with enthusiasm and excitement about life and the future. The “Gymnasium Suits” shows the need to get active and to stay active, to have time in your life to drop into the physical body and enjoy it. If you’ve been neglecting your physical well-being, it is good to reestablish that affinity with your vitality. Spontaneous enthusiasm and the joy of being ‘alive’ can regenerate and revive and bring about carefree contact with like minded people. The trick is to bring some form of physical discipline into your life while enjoying it and not feeling forced to do what you don’t want to do.’School Grounds Filled With Boys and Girls in Gymnasium Suits’ brings to mind images of youthful people, doing their exercises, playing with and enjoying each other on a physical level. The ‘Boys and Girls’ learn how to interact with each other in the ‘School Grounds’. There is the sense that they are having fun, regardless of their individual level of fitness. Some will be very good at sports and be the stars in the ‘Gym’ whilst others are there because they want to join in the fun or because they are instructed to be there and have no choice. Many of their relationship lessons are first learnt here.

Keywords: Developing muscular coordination. Sexual energy, attraction or satisfaction. Playing, marching, competition, rivalry. Singing songs of unity. New anthems for the young. The search for identity. Being able to accomplish things on the physical level. Physical fitness. Uniforms and uniformity. Gymnasiums. Exercise equipment. Conscription. Being one of many. Learning how to get along with the opposite sex. Bodybuilding. Level playing fields.

The Caution: Physical showing off for sexual attention. Relationships based on purely physical or sexual attraction. Having to do things that one isn’t capable of physically doing. Not joining in.

Pluto symbolizes: Unconscious motivations, depth psychology, history. Sex, procreation at a deep level, intensity, profound emotions, taking hold of one’s power. Being king or queen of one’s underworld. Strength, survival mode instincts. Big money. Big power. The Plutocracy.


This is a Symbol that shows the innocence and purity of both childhood and the animal realm. The ‘Child’ is symbolic of potential and curiosity and the need for care and supervision; and the ‘Chinese Servant’ shows the freedom for self-development apart from family influence or dominance. The ‘Little White Lamb’ is of no threat to the ‘Child’ even if things get out of control. The ‘Chinese Servant’ shows that the safety concerns of the ‘Child’ and, indeed, also of the ‘Lamb’, will be watched over and monitored. Being a ‘Chinese Servant’, the care will probably be more lenient than if a parent were involved. There is likely to be more consideration of the value of life experience and lessons rather than domination and discipline. The ‘Child’ pictured may need the guidance, help and nurturance of the ‘Chinese Servant’ because of special needs or because the parents are too busy with their own lives to provide childcare.This shows being able to provide care, safety and comfort to those who need it. The “Child” has a “Servant”; he is well looked after. He also has a “Little White Lamb”, an animal companion, one he can be with, hug and enjoy. In our early years it was the sense of touch that was initially satisfied. If you felt cradled and comfortable, you could grow knowing that all was safe and well. You could find yourself in a place of privilege; cradled from those things that could hurt or challenge you, having someone to look after you. Conversely, you could be the one who’s always there for others, supporting and loving them regardless of who they are or where they’re from.

Keywords: Being protected by higher, more aware, energies. The privileges money and social status bring. Awareness of the different levels of situations. Differing perspectives. Helpers, servants. Care. Being watched over. Watchfulness. Pets and animals. The supervision of youngsters. Purity of vision. Caring for the child within.

The Caution: Social incompatibility. Purity merely by nature of wealth. Not having to grow up because of the social environment. Not taking responsibility for one’s self. Acting like a brat and getting away with it.

Chiron symbolizes: Our wounds and it is known as The Wounded Healer, it also shows The Stories That We Tell Ourselves, it is where we have to focus on healing, it can show things that are out of shape or misplaced or in need of repair.


This Symbol speaks of getting through difficult times in life and coming out the other side. It also infers being able to bring calm reassurance that a time of calm is approaching. The difficulties may have been arduous, but they’ve added to your experience to cope with any difficult times that are yet to come. The calm is a time to review what has past and how you’ve come through difficult straits. Realizing that you’re on safe ground brings a sense of relief, and it will give you time to catch your breath. You may be the kind to go white water rafting in order to stir up your life somewhat; if there’s nothing whipping up around you, you may go looking for it.

Keywords: The calm after the storm. Navigating difficult straits and coming out okay. White water rafting. Skydiving and other risky activities. Rough waters vs. plain sailing. Recovery. Remission. Light at the end of the tunnel. Personal initiations. Trials of test and defeat. Being stoic. Retaining dignity and graciousness. Exercising care and restraint. Avoiding over exaggerated enthusiasm. Deliverance on many levels. Salvation. Staying on track.

The Caution: Neglecting to take a time to rest. Taking foolhardy risks, believing that all will be okay. Pre-empting situations without completing things in the present. Thinking that “lightning never strikes in the same place twice”. Shooting more rapids. Freezing up and not moving.

The Moon’s North Node symbolizes: This is known as quite a ‘karmic point’ (although all planets and points in a chart can be’karmic’). One’s destiny in this life. The things you are meant to integrate, move towards, become. Destined relationships and relationship issues can show up here.


This Symbol shows someone who can take a thing or a situation and transform and update it. The ‘Traditional Images’ can be ideas, objects, icons, beliefs; things we are familiar with. That a ‘Teacher Gives New Symbolic Forms’ shows the ability to restructure, reinterpret and present them more in tune with the times. It indicates a need for a fresh and revitalized perspective on things. This is what Marc Edmund Jones and Elsie Wheeler did with the Sabian Symbol “experiment”.

This Symbol implies that you have ideas or a message to spread, but you may be holding back because you think it has been done before – however, things done by you will have your personal stamp on them and they are best done your own way. Bring out something fresh and new and it will also revitalize those around you. Looking at things in a different light, you’ll revision old thought forms with new ones. Try to find new solutions to old ideas – you could revolutionize something. Be prepared to take a different stance or look at things from a new and fresh perspective. Don’t stick to limitations, either your own or those others place on you.

Keywords: New dimensions breaking old thought forms or behavior. Quantum science. Innovation and re-creation. Working with educational tools. Finding new inspiration. Being “ahead of one’s time”. New-age consciousness. Ideas out of the past for the future. Sticking one’s neck out. Rewriting the book.

The Caution: Rejecting old ideas because they are old instead of reforming them. Throwing things of worth out, without examining them. Having little respect for things that are really worthwhile or traditional. Sticking with the tried and true, no matter what. Thinking that no one will be interested in your ideas. Heresy. Dogma.

The Moon’s South Node symbolizes: Past karmic patterns to be overcome, can be habits that are good, but can describe things, relationships, issues that you need to let go of, or, hold you back from manifesting your true destiny. Relationships that feel karmic and difficult, memories from the past.

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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, May 19th

Easy does it! An illusion takes hold early on that all is well since the Moon in Capricorn and the Sun in Taurus form a flowing trine in earth signs (12:03AM). The Sun and Moon in a favorable link like this can increase your physical and emotional vitality, but this solar-lunar rapport also begins a nearly 3-hour void-of-course Moon cycle that lasts until 2:59AM. Worries and self-doubts can proliferate during the void time-span as the Sun forms a caustic, 135-degree tie with Pluto (1:32AM) followed quickly by a Moon-Saturn parallel (1:53AM). The Moon’s entry into service-oriented, airy Aquarius (2:59AM) is often a major catalyst each month that can advance your work in group projects, team sports, community events, and global causes close to your heart. However, despite a fairly rare, emotionally-strengthening trine between Juno and Pluto (9:25AM), troubles appear to outweigh solutions today as Venus opposes Ceres (10:10AM) and then Venus moves on to form an off-kilter, 150-degree link with Saturn (2:52PM). The combination of these challenging alignments can lead to feelings of exhaustion. Plus, the big event still is waiting in the wings as the red planet Mars finally reaches a station or halt in its retrograde motion at 9+ degrees of Libra (6:32PM), and begins to very gradually go forward until its next pause at 9 degrees of Sagittarius on April 17, 2016. All Mars themes — leadership, assertion, courage, idealism, athleticism, passion, desire, emotion, egocentric drives, aggression, rash acts, volatility, inflammatory and acute behavior, temper tantrums, anger and its management, violence and warfare — are accentuated throughout the day and into tomorrow as well. Strive for serenity to keep the blues at bay. Avoid disagreements on the job, with a significant other or around your home environment. Put the good-neighbor policy into effect and treat dear ones and elders with respect. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Understanding How The Moon Phases Come About


Without the sun the moon would always be dark and inward. With her varied reflections of the sun comes balance. Balance between the quiet introspective times and the outward active times.

It is interesting to think about the fact that it does not matter where the moon is in the sky but rather where she is in relationship to the sun. Because of this people all around the world will be experiencing the same moon phase at the same time. Although half of the moon is always lit up by the sun, from our perspective here on earth the moon is ever changing.

When the sun and moon rise and set together we cannot see the moon’s face. She is traveling between us and the sun so nothing is reflected toward the earth. We think of this as the dark moon. As she waxes (increases) to a half moon she is coming up about 6 hours after the sun so only half of her reflection can be seen from our earth. But at full moon time she is traveling opposite the sun
and we see her full reflection. Then as she wanes (gets smaller) we see less and less of her reflection until we see none at all at the time of the dark or new moon.

Each day the moon rises about an hour later as it will travel its complete cycle in about 29 1/2 days. Knowing this can help us know were to look for her each day. For example one day after the full moon look for her to come up about an hour after the sun goes down.

This information on the individual phases is a repeat from what is written with each moon phase, but I thought it would be helpful to see it all together.


We consider it to be the new moon up to 3 1/2 days after the official new moon. She rises around dawn, sets around sunset.

Because she is between the sun and the earth nothing or very little is reflected and for a few days the moon is lost in the brilliance of the sun.

As the sun and moon are on the same side of the earth the pull on us is the strongest. Because the sun, moon and earth are all in a straight line this creates a time when the high tide is higher and the low tide is lower than usual.


The waxing crescent moon occurs 3 1/2 to 7 days after the new moon. She rises in the mid morning and sets in the evening.

The moons light is quickening. As the moon has dropped back until she is about 1/8 th of the way behind the sun and we see her lumination as a crescent shape.


You will see the first quarter moon from 7 to 10 1/2 days after the new moon. She will rise around noon and set around midnight.

As the moon is at a right angle to the sun the difference between high and low tide is minimized. Because light and dark are in balance the moon will appear to be a half moon but the area of light will continue to grow each day.


The waxing gibbous moon occurs between 10 1/2 and 14 days after the new moon. She rises sometime in the mid afternoon and sets in the early dark hours of the morning.

As the moon has fallen back around 3/8 of the way behind the sun one side of the moon is seen fully, the light on the other side bulges out but does not yet fill all of the moon’s face.


About 15 days after the after the new moon the full moon first appears. At this point the moon is on the opposite side of the earth from the sun so she rises around sunset and sets around dawn.

The sun shines fully on her face and tides are at their extremes again. Some may sense the pull of the sun from one direction and the moon from the opposite and their energy and will feel a bit scattered.


The waning gibbous or disseminating moon appears 3 1/2 days to 7 days after the full moon. The moon will rise during the evening and set sometime mid morning.

Again we see the bulge on one side of the moon but it is now decreasing each day. Darkness is slowly moving in. Waning is underway.


The waning last quarter moon appears between 7 and 10 1/2 days after the full moon. She rises near midnight and sets near noon.

Because of the return to a right angle between the sun and moon the variation between tides is at its low again. There is once again a balance between light and dark but the dark will soon overcome the light.


The Waning crescent or balsamic moon occurs between 10 1/2 days after the full moon up until the new moon. The moon rises in the dark hours of the morning and sets in the afternoon.

Again we see the moon as a beautiful crescent but it is rapidly diminishing into darkness. Preparing for another 27 1/2 day lunar cycle.

Celebrating Spirituality 365 Days A Year – The Sacrifice of Tombs/St. Mark’s Eve

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March 28th

The Sacrifice of Tombs/St. Mark’s Eve

According to the cosmological text, De Pascha Computus, written in 243 A.D., the sun and moon were created on Wednesday, March 28. This was also the date of the nativity of Jesus of Nazareth before it was changed by the Catholics at Rome, in 336 A.D., and again by the Orthodox at Constantinople 377 A.D.

March 28th was the date of the old Roman festival of The Sacrifice of Tombs, when the departed ancestors were remembered and honored, similar to present day. Catholic services in cemeteries on All Soul’s Day. This is also St. Mark’s Day, a time of divination, when the other world is a little more accessible than usual.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Thursday, Feb. 13th

Stay on course with supporting loved ones who may be under duress as Pallas opposes Juno (2:16AM). Any talent you have for resolving problems could be useful around this time-period and for several hours afterwards.  The two lights — the Sun and Moon — agree to provide supportive illumination for your key tasks and projects via their constructive sextile of 60-degrees (6:24AM). Bold ideas can inundate your consciousness since the Moon makes a 60-degree rapport with Uranus (10:59AM) followed by an energizing although possibly unsettling 45-degree tie between Mercury and Uranus (1:58PM). Eccentricity and outside-the-box thinking are in; following all rules to the letter of the law is out. The Moon continues in its adventurous romp through fiery, extroverted Sagittarius. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for January 30th

Stay on course with supporting loved ones who may be under duress as Pallas opposes Juno (2:16AM). Any talent you have for resolving problems could be useful around this time-period and for several hours afterwards.  The two lights — the Sun and Moon — agree to provide supportive illumination for your key tasks and projects via their constructive sextile of 60-degrees (6:24AM). Bold ideas can inundate your consciousness since the Moon makes a 60-degree rapport with Uranus (10:59AM) followed by an energizing although possibly unsettling 45-degree tie between Mercury and Uranus (1:58PM). Eccentricity and outside-the-box thinking are in; following all rules to the letter of the law is out. The Moon continues in its adventurous romp through fiery, extroverted Sagittarius. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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New Moon in Capricorn Horoscopes

New Moon in Capricorn Horoscopes

Short and long-term concerns

Jeff Jawer   Jeff Jawer on the topics of new moon, horoscopes, Capricorn, astrology

The ordinarily well-organized Capricorn New Moon on January 1, 2014, New Year’s Day, occurs right in the midst of other intense planetary connections. Provocative Pluto joins the Sun and Moon while aggressive Mars, revolutionary Uranus and expansive Jupiter form stressful aspects to this union. Chaos and uncertainty are undesirable effects, yet flexible-but-committed people can ride these powerful forces to professional and personal breakthroughs as we kick off the new year. Keep reading to see what your sign can expect.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Career issues are likely to break out suddenly within the coming four weeks as this New Moon in Capricorn lands in your 10th House of Profession. Resentment of rules, boring routines, and authority figures could trigger explosive responses. It’s fine to recognize that you need more stimulating work, but it is wiser to be strategic in making plans than to allow an impulsive reaction to force you to make changes before you’re ready.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Your vision of the future could be shaken with this volatile New Moon in your 9th House of Higher Truth. Challenging your beliefs is to be expected and will be healthier if you’re the one making this happen. You can free yourself of outmoded expectations as light bulbs of awareness go off in your head now. The realization that additional education may be needed to reach your new and loftier goals could even send you back to school.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Whatever agreements and understandings you have with other people could be shaken up with this wild and crazy New Moon. The normally reliable Capricorn lunation lands in your 8th House of Deep Sharing where financial and romantic alliances are ripe for breakdowns or breakthroughs. If you’re seeking a partner one may suddenly appear, yet it’s best to think long and hard before making any lasting commitments.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Relationships are rocked by this volatile Capricorn New Moon in your 7th House of Partners. Reliable people may suddenly become unavailable, although it’s also possible that your interest in sticking to the status quo will disappear. Experimenting in who you connect with and how you work or play together reduces the stress of trying to stick to an old plan or stay on track when your needs and circumstances suddenly change.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

This explosive Sun-Moon conjunction occurs in your 6th House of Employment, Health and Daily Routines. Expect shakeups in these areas of life, which can be exciting and liberating if you’re willing to change. Curiosity and flexibility are better allies than persistence and loyalty under these circumstances. Developing new skills is an excellent way to tap into the powerful shifts that are likely to happen now.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

A fresh and bold approach to presenting your professional ideas and sharing your romantic desires is appropriate at this time. This is an exciting and volatile New Moon in your 5th House of Performance that could alter the ways that you express yourself. Giving yourself permission to explore and play instead of taking yourself so seriously reduces pressure and should provide you with more creativity, fun and freedom.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Family matters and security issues can explode suddenly with this electrifying New Moon in your 4th House of Roots. Secrets may be exposed and emotions expressed that have been too intense to share before. Giving yourself the liberty to think and feel outside the box can reveal different ways to feel at ease where you are, or to make the bold moves needed to find security in more stimulating forms.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Surprising sources of information can open up with this dynamic New Moon in your 3rd House of Communication. Secrets may be exposed, which can help to clear the air in personal matters. But this is also a chance to open your mind to different subjects and to express yourself more freely. Reactions to what you say or hear, though, can be very strong so temper your words and slow your response time to maintain peace.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Financial issues could take a sudden turn with this electrifying Capricorn New Moon in your 2nd House of Assets. While this might be unsettling when it comes to money, it can also awaken you to new and different ways to boost your income. If you have talents that haven’t been fully exploited, this is a time when you can recover old abilities and apply them to put more excitement and, perhaps, more cash into your life.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

This New Moon in your sign is a time when you could feel like you’re starting over. You generally prefer to stick to plans and carefully build on what you’ve done before. Yet while this lunation marks a radical departure from the past that might feel alienating, it also offers you a chance to alter your attitude, approach, and appearance in ways that make you more appealing to others and more interesting to yourself.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Don’t freak out if you encounter ghosts from the past during the next four weeks. This explosive New Moon lands in your 12th House of Spirituality and Secrets where unfaced issues and unfinished business can grab your attention. It’s wise to pull back and take all the time you need to reflect upon your life. The potential for breakthroughs increases when you allow yourself to imagine a radically different future.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Your connections with friends and colleagues may require some adjustments as this transformative New Moon lands in your 11th House of Groups. Chaos within organizations or unreliability among pals and co-workers can cause sudden shifts that shake your relationships. Holding on tightly to the past is won’t reduce stress and increase opportunities, but giving yourself the freedom to let go and move on will.