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February 2020 Mercury Retrograde

On February 16 to March 9, Mercury goes retrograde for the first time this year, in Pisces. A planet is called retrograde when it seems to be moving backwards from Earth. However it isn’t actually moving backwards, it just appears to be. 

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Mercury begins its retrograde journey in emotional water sign Pisces and then from March 3 it goes back into the eccentric air sign Aquarius, bringing the usual retrograde chaos of miscommunication, travel delays, and technology problems.  

This year Mercury retrograde happens three times:

  • February 16 to March 3 in water sign Pisces, March 4 to March 9 in air sign Aquarius
  • June 18 to July 12 in water sign Cancer
  • October 13 to November 3 in water sign Scorpio 

In astrology, Mercury rules communication, travel, and technology—so all of these areas can be affected in some way or another for about three weeks.

Mercury retrograde in Pisces urges us to focus on our creativity, imagination, emotional connections, and how we express our feelings to others. Pisces is an extremely emotional and compassionate sign, and Mercury here wants to inspire creativity and love. Howeverbecause of this sign’s delicate nature, we are also likely to feel overwhelmed by the least significant matters. Some of the biggest issues to face while Mercury is retrograde in Pisces are anxiety, struggles to express the emotions and unclear boundaries with others.

Since Mercury Retrograde can cause disruptions with technology, take special care with your digital data. Back up all your important data, files and photos. Mercury also rules documents, proposals, tests and contracts, so read everything carefully, before you sign anything that is important. Where possible, try to sign any important contracts before Mercury goes retrograde, or if you can wait until it goes direct on March 9. 

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It is not the best time for starting anything new. It is, however, a good time to continue a project that began before Mercury went retrograde.

For those who were born during a Mercury retrograde, you may become more energetic, more alert or more productive during this time. However, you will still be affected by Mercury’s influence. Nevertheless, there could be some unexpected opportunities turning up for you, so stay alert and keep your eyes open!


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January New Moon in Aquarius

The First New Moon of the decade takes place on Friday, January 24 in air sign Aquarius. A new moon is a time when the Sun and the Moon come together, marking the first lunar phase. This particular new moon is especially good for air signs (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra) and fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). However, the water (Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer) and the earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) may find it more challenging. 

At the time of this new moon, both the Sun and the Moon square Uranus in Taurus, the natural ruler of Aquarius, urging us to breakthrough from our routine and our comfort zone and realise what matters most to us and what has to be changed for something new to happen.

New Moon in Aquarius Horoscopes for each Zodiac Sign

(please note, that these horoscopes have been written based on your rising sign; to find out what your rising sign is, use the birth chart calculator here, and check the name of the sign on the 9 o’clock ‘cusp’ of your birth chart)

ARIES

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 11th house of friendships, groups, dreams and hopes. With the new moon here, your focus turns on socialising and making new connections. Increased perception of your position in life within a group, as well as the need for social security, is possible with the position of this new moon. Aims that include networking, establishing connections with others, joining or growing relations in a group project or an activity of some sort are the focus this month.

TAURUS 

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 10th of career and professional life, turning your focus on these areas of your life. During this time, you may become more aware of your position in society and your goals for effective progress within your career. For that reason, it is an excellent time to get out of your comfort zone and make new career plans, write up proposals, business plans and think about your career objectives.

GEMINI 

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 9th house of higher learning, philosophy and travel. The energy of this new moon may bring some uneasiness and discontent with daily routines. You may want to introduce something new into your everyday life, something that expands your mind, nourish your soul for adventure and increase your imagination. You may feel stimulated by a new perspective on your life, something deep and profound, perhaps spiritual that you read or learn, or an experience that takes you away from the worldly routines in your life.

CANCER

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 8th house of intimacy, deep thinking, joint resources and other people’s money. The energy of this new moon may turn your focus on issues of intimacy as well as developing self-mastery skills. You may experience an increased perception of others, what makes them tick as well as your inner urges during this period. It is a time when intimacy and deep levels of sharing are emphasised. It is also a favourable time to begin a financial plan, set up a savings account or take out a loan.

LEO

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 7th house of relationships and partnerships, highlighting these spheres of your life. It is an advantageous time for starting new relationships or working on the existing ones. If you find yourself contemplating if you receive enough support from your partner, this may be a good time to ask yourself how friendly you are and work on improving yourself in this area of life. It is also an excellent time to make new contacts, both personal and business-related.

VIRGO 

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 6th house of work and health, making it a wonderful time for introducing new diet regimes and healthy habits. It is also a great time to reorganise your daily work life to make it more efficient and productive. Your relationships with co-workers are comfortable and pleasant during this time. 

LIBRA

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 5th house of creativity, fun and pleasures, awaking your inner child and at the same time highlighting the romantic side of your life. It can be an exciting time when you feel good about yourself and want to have fun and enjoyable moments with others. If there are children in your life or if you work with them, you are likely to have lots of enjoyable moments with them during the time of this new moon. 

SCORPIO

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 4th house of home and family, turning your focus on these two areas of your life. It is a wonderful time for making home improvements and renovations. Also, the energy of this new moon makes you want to develop long term plans for your home and family in order to achieve a more profound sense of inner security. 

SAGITTARIUS

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 3rd house of communication, learning, siblings and neighbours. It is a convenient time for learning something new, feeling at ease in social situations, taking care of the details of daily life, and developing a mental rapport with others. The energy of this new moon makes you more aware of your surroundings and everyday life. It is an ideal time for starting a new course, blogging, completing tests and making phone calls. 

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CAPRICORN

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 2nd house of self-esteem and possesions. Now your focus turns on the security that you obtain from the life that you build for yourself. During this time, financial issues may also come into your attention. For that reason, it is an excellent time to set up some realistic financial goals, as well as planning such things as your monthly budget. The energy of this new moon may also make you think about matters related to generating an additional source of income.

AQUARIUS 

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 1st house of ‘self’. It is a wonderful time to reinvent yourself by getting a new haircut, having a manicure done or merely doing something else related to how you present yourself to the outer world. You feel alive and enthusiastic. The energy of this new moon will also make you get noticed and make a good impression on others. 

PISCES

The annual Aquarius New Moon will touch down your 12th house of the subconscious mind, making it an ideal time for doing some soul-searching in order to find emotional peace of mind. Also, it can be a time when you wish to withdraw from your social circle and spend time on your own. It is a more sensitive position of the New Moon, and it is best to find some sort of peace for the soul in preparation for the next month’s New Moon. 

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February 2020 Monthly Horoscope

Welcome to this February Horoscope!

As the month begins, on March 3, Mercury, the planet that rules travel, communication of all kinds and technology, moves to water sign Pisces, bringing more imagination and creativity into our life. Our thinking is more visual, intuitive, and artistic.

Sensual Venus, the planet of beauty that rules love and money is moving to passionate and confident Aries on February 9, adding a rush of adrenaline to our desires, given the red-hot passion that stems from Aries’ cardinal fire. 

On February 9 there is a full moon in fun-loving and theatrical Leo. The energy of this full moon is especially beneficial for signs: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius; however, it can be more challenging for the remaining zodiac signs. It is a time when we may want to find the balance between our needs (Leo) and the needs of our friends (Aquarius). 

Mercury will stay extra long in Pisces this year because it goes retrograde from February 16 – March 9. Mercury retrograde in Pisces calls you to focus on your imagination, passionate connections, and how you communicate your feelings to others. Pisces is a very emotional and compassionate sign, and Mercury here wants to inspire creativity and love. Still, because of this sign’s sensitive nature, you’re also likely to feel very overwhelmed by the tiniest things.  

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Anxiety, difficulty expressing your emotions, and unclear boundaries with others will be the most prominent issues you face this month with Mercury retrograde in Pisces. During this time, make sure you back up your electronic data, double-check travel plans and take a liberal approach, as Mercury retrograde can affect technology, transportation and basic human intercommunications. Unsolved problems and discussions may need to be addressed since Mercury retrograde brings back the past.

Mars enters earthy Capricorn on February 16, making many of us shine in the career sector and overcome any obstacles that may come throughout the way.

Because of Saturn’s goal and result-oriented nature, Mars can effortlessly and seamlessly seem to add to the self-confidence and will to take action. During this time, some people may not appreciate being told what to do or how to do it, especially those who favour finding their own way. 

On February 18, the Sun shifts into dreamy water sign Pises after a month of occupying Aquarius. , awakening emotional side. Anyone who’s a Cancer or Scorpio, both water signs like Pisces, benefits most from this change, while Virgos, Sagittariuses, and Geminis can probably feeling more tension.

Even if you’re a practical earth sign or an easy-going air sign, you might still feel unusually sensitive and indecisive. 

Fortunately, we have a lovely and harmonious trine between fiery Mars in Capricorn and rebellious Uranus in Taurus which reaches its peak on March 21. Both in stabilizing earth signs may present you with many unique opportunities to experience new activities, feelings and relationships.

New Moon in Pisces

February 23 brings the annual Pisces new moon which marks the beginning of a poetic, romantic and inspired cycle. The energy of Pisces can hold a lot of baggage, and not only the material kind. Since Pisces governs the subconsciousness, this new moon directs your attention inward. Your thoughts have a big part in forming your reality, which, in turn, influences your viewpoint on life.

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The month ends with February 25 square between loving Venus in dynamic and independent fire sign Aries and secretive and intense Pluto in earth sign Capricorn. The square between Venus and Pluto reaches its apex on February 25. Venus is all about beauty, harmony and balance, while Pluto rules the psyche, and is the mythical ruler of the underworld. Power and control matters may appear in existing relationships. Some buried tensions may come to the surface as a result of manipulative behaviours like envy or possessiveness. However, this shouldn’t last for too long, as Venus is a fast-moving planet, and the effect of its transits lasts only for a few days.

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Your Aquarius Season Horoscope

Aquarius season begins on January 20, when the Sun leaves hard-working, practical Capricorn and moves into the social and unconventional air sign Aquarius. It is an intellectual air sign that’s all about relations and communicating. The sort of relationships that Aquarius is usually connected with are those that are of spiritual essence. After all, this is the sign of community and networking. Aquarius is an imaginary sign, less concerned with the limitations of the material world than they are with their new-age ideas. 

Co-ruled by both Saturn and Uranus, Aquarius’ energy is ingenious, eccentric and rebellious. Saturn is the planet of maturity, structure, and performance. However, Uranus governs change and suddenness. 

In spite of Aquarius being such a friendly and generous sign, it can also be quite self-conscious and unconventional. Aquarius is very mindful of their unique qualities and how they stand out in a group. This helps you obtain a greater comprehension of who you are, what you’re interested in, and all of your little distinctiveness and characteristics. 

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Nevertheless, Aquarius is also the sign of great scholars and intellectuals, so during the time that the Sun travels through this eccentric air sign, you’re like to be more creative and keen to learn. You may feel like your strategies to solve a problem or finish a project are worthwhile. 

Aquarius season is a pleasant time when you may prefer to spend time with your friends and socialise, rather than being alone. Networking is a massive theme of Aquarius season. However, if you prefer to spend time alone, now is the perfect time to explore a new topic of interest or start a new hobby. You welcome life with an open-heart while longing to connect interact with others within a group. 

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Take a break

During Aquarius season, it’s a good idea to take a break from your regular busy social life and take charge of your own mental and physical health. It’s an excellent time to ask yourself whether you are fully committed to your life growth and what you can do to take better care of yourself. Taking a nice warm bath, meditating or taking a yoga class, will help you get through these last few weeks of winter and empower you before the arrival of spring.

Fellow air signs Libra and Gemini usually have a smooth, happy, Aquarius season. The fixed signs, on the other hand, (Taurus, Scorpio, and Leo), can find this time of year more challenging than usual. 

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Saturn-Pluto conjunction

A Turning Point in Global History – Changing the Future

Sometimes we can look back and see times that were turning points in our lives, in our world. What could have been done to make a positive difference? What could we as individuals and as a group have done to steer events to a better outcome? We have just such an opportunity before us, right here, right now, at the end of 2019 and into next January of 2020.

Consider an upcoming celestial event as our chance as a united force field to influence its effect on our lives and on our world in a powerfully positive way. I’m referring to the planetary alignment of two “big hitters” in our solar system, Saturn and Pluto. These slow-moving planets take quite a bit of time to get together in the sky and have been dancing around each other all year. But what does it mean for us?

All the planets from Saturn on out ask us to change, each in its own way. Saturn is known – among other things – for its influence to remove anything or anyone in our lives that does not serve our purpose on earth. A kind of pruning, if you will. Whatever is not working for us has to go. Hold on to it and suffer. Pluto forces change by intense pressure, almost feeling like we cannot breathe or escape. What it touches over time undergoes a renewal, a resurrection, but often by means of inescapable pressure.

So what happens when they ‘get together”, when they align in the sky as conjunction? Any two planets aligning symbolize a kind of birth, a new start, a creation of energy that will influence how life on earth goes forward from that time on. Sometimes the effect is mild, sometimes powerful. Applying the Saturn-Pluto new birth energy, let’s look back and get an idea of the scope and power that this alignment can bring about.

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August 1947, Saturn met Pluto meet at 13 degrees of the sign of Leo for a rebirth of things that are not working right on earth regarding Leo issues. These include – among other things – sports, entertainment, children. Pro sports up to that time paid players horribly. Many had to hold regular jobs just to support their families and survive. Many had to sleep in cars or buses If the team travelled to another area. The big money went to the owners and the imbalance was unfair. Zoom forward to the present day to see how Pluto and Saturn corrected that wrong and you see sports figures making phenomenal sums.

The same goes for the entertainment industry. Up to 1947 – and even after that for a while, since it does take a few years for planetary influence from the big hitters to kick in – movie stars were driven to turn out several productions a year and were often keep on drugs to keep them moving during the day and sleeping at night. Today, like with pro sports players, movie stars make a top dollar whether it’s for a movie or tv.

The same can be said for musicians, who were worked to the bone up to that time touring and doing concerts but who now make the big sums.

Now we come to Leo’s rulership of children, who suffered as much injustice (unless they were from royalty or wealth) working on farms at early ages or in factories until child labour laws came into being. Still, children were not particularly regarded as human beings with any value until they matured and started “contributing to society”; and child psychology was barely in its infancy. Today we are not only concerned with the development of a child as an individual human being with his or her own gifts and talents, but we are learning to pay attention to the prenatal influences on the developing fetus and how they affect the child’s later growth and development.

Yes, these influences have taken decades to reform, and that should give us a good idea of how powerful such celestial births can be. Which brings us to what’s coming in January of 2020 and the reason my alarm bells keep going off.

On January 12, 2020, Saturn and Pluto conjoin in the sky at the 22nd degree in the sign of Capricorn. We’ve seen what happened with the conjunction in Leo. Now let’s look at what Capricorn holds for us. Most simply put, it is “the world”. This includes our planet itself, our governments and the structure of our lives, our banking system, corporations – all that big stuff. So what can we expect?

At the level of the physical earth, where tectonic plates are grinding together and weather patterns are more and more extreme, we’ve already been seeing how badly nature needs to be brought into balance because of how horribly mankind has fouled the environments of air and water and run ragged pillaging the spoils deep in the dirt. The warning signs from the earth have been there and the conjunction will force us – one way or another – to pay attention and take appropriate action. Or not.

On the governmental level, what needs to change? Is democracy or socialism or communism really “for the people” any more, as they were designed to be, or do they only serve the 1%? Are too many governments corrupt and need to be pruned down to operate more honestly and efficiently?

The same can be said of the banking industry that reaps phenomenal profits from legions of fees while they are protected from any wrong-doing against their customers who are the ones responsible for the banks’ existence and survival. Talk about cutting off the hand that feeds. And yet it has come to that by corrupted manipulation of the legal system.

Corporations worldwide will also be brought to task by Saturn and Pluto. Their focus has strayed far from manufacturing or offering quality and usefulness to making ridiculously cheap products that create dumpsites of third world countries, products we are brainwashed to believe that we cannot live without, throwing economies into tailspins of debt and teetering on the brink of collapse.

Yes, Capricorn holds sway over some of the biggest concerns of our lives. And with the planet Pluto’s deathly influence weighing in, we can also, thankfully, expect to see such repulsive factions of life as the international sex slave cartels, pornography, child abuse and violence removed from our world.

Let’s take a break and go back for a minute to the discussion about the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Leo in 1947. This was what I would call a “simple conjunction” in that they only got together in the sky at that degree without any other energies adding to or subtracting from it. And you can appreciate how sweeping those influences turned out to be over the following decades.

Well, the 2020 conjunction is what I would call “supercharged” and I say that for three reasons:

First, the conjunction happens in Capricorn, which is a sign that is ruled by Saturn. This means that Saturn is stronger in influence, as is any planet that travels through its own sign. So the pruning and correcting effects are now turned up a notch.

Second, Saturn and Pluto are not only conjoining at the 22nd degree of the constellation Capricorn, but they are also parallel, that is, together in the sky by declination, or at the same point above the earth’s equator, giving it double conjunction and again multiplying their effect.

Third, as if we needed any more power added to this celestial phenomenon, there is an eclipse on January 10, 2020, near that degree and along with that is the planet Mercury which is also conjunct and parallel to Saturn and Pluto. (Numerologists will also note that a 22nd degree is a power number, so do we need any more reasons to take this event very, very seriously and see what we can do to engage and steer this energy into constructive corrections?)

So now we have the Sun, Mercury, the earth, Saturn and Pluto – five of our 10 solar system planets — all together three-dimensionally in the sky, strongly influencing and in a way pulling on the very fabric of our lives on earth.

Yes, there’s much that needs to be reformed and it’s been talked about for a long time by those with the intelligence and foresight enough to read the writing on the wall.

And now it’s coming time to pay the piper and make the changes. Left on its own, the changes look to hold some horribly devastating outcomes for the planet and for the people. We have been seeing and feeling the chaos of things out of control for some years now. Violence, storms, floods, fires, tsunamis, quakes, terror attacks. But is there anything we can do to shift or lessen the catastrophes that keep happening and that are slated by this massive super-conjunction to continue and get even worse in the coming years before the phoenix is reborn from the ashes?

This question has reminded me of scenes I’ve seen of bombed-out cities and towns and buildings, where the rubble is sky high and people with grim faces are moving the debris brick by brick to clear the way for rebuilding. All the painstaking time it takes to rebuild from the ashes. What can we do?

I believe that a united force field of positive energy – whether through prayer or meditation or creative imagery or heartfelt desire – can influence events in our lives. Without a doubt. I’ve seen this happen enough to know it’s true and real. So from now through January, let’s all of us determine to focus only positive, light-filled, loving thoughts and feelings of how this world, this life could look, could feel, and could be lived.

If your concerns are for the earth herself, see her with clean air and pure water, species surviving and thriving, zones temperate with just the right balance of sunshine and rain to support life.

If your concerns are for humanity, see all the people with more than enough not only to live with the basic necessities but enough to develop into their full potentials, healthy, educated in whatever social group they belong to, individually bringing their gifts more fully into the world, thriving at a high level of fulfilment and satisfaction. See us all as accepting of differences and respectful of each other, enjoying the wonders and diversity of humankind.

See our governments and institutions, banks and corporations run by people qualified to administer with equanimity, fairness, business acumen, mutual respect and responsibility. Imagining this all brings an element of sanity, safety, even pleasure to what many of us experience every day when we turn on the tv or get on the internet.

If we can do this daily, and especially on the 10th and 12th of January, 2020, then I wholeheartedly believe that we can lessen the catastrophes and hasten the rebuilding by adding grace and light and love to the growth process our solar system is requiring of us. Whether we think of the future as a new earth, as Eden reborn, as rising to a higher dimension, as elevating the consciousness of the world, what matters is only that we do this together.

If I can be so bold as to suggest that we put forth our heartfelt efforts at noon and/or midnight every day — times that are recognized as “changeovers” — that might be ideal. But it’s even more critical that we co-create our new world consistently, daily, at whatever time we can make it happen.

We can affect this celestial birth. We. Together. An untapped powerhouse to harness today, now. Let’s do this!

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Cheryl Salerno, ULC Minister, remote energy healer, has been a student of astrology since the 1970s. This is her layperson’s analysis of an upcoming powerful alignment of planets that will affect the next several decades on earth. She can be reached at cherylsalerno@rocketmail.com.

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January Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Cancer

The first full moon of the decade arrives on the 10th of January, and it’s also an emotional lunar eclipse at 20 degrees of Cancer, the most nurturing sign of the zodiac. 

Tip for this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse:

Let go off deeply buried feelings and connect to the most passionate and soulful sides of yourself. It might not be easy at first, but overall, it can have a healing effect.

What is a Full Moon?

The full moon marks the end of a lunar cycle. It is a time of letting go and releasing negative thoughts, habits, and patterns that no longer serve in our life. For that reason, this is also a great time to work on the inner self and see if there is something that should be changed or improved. If you feel that life is slipping out of your hands and you have no control over one of the spheres of your live, this is the time to get a grip and act, make a plan.

This Full Moon in water sign Cancer is particularly good for following signs: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. The remaining signs can find it more challenging. 

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If you know your rising sign, find out what this Full Moon in Cancer means for you on a personal level:

  • Full Moon in Your 1st House: intense feelings about how you appear to the world
  • 2nd House: intense feelings about your assets and talents
  • 3rd House: intense feelings about your communication skills & the time you spend with your siblings
  • 4th House: intense feelings about where you come from, where your home is in the worlds and what family means to you
  • 5th House: intense feelings about children, creativity and romance
  • 6th House: intense feelings about your daily routine and health
  • 7th House: intense feelings about your love, marriage and business partnership
  • 8th House: intense feelings about other people’s money and you
  • 9th House: intense feelings about your personal development and travel
  • 10th House: intense feelings about your career and reputation
  • 11th House: intense feelings about your friends, hopes and dreams
  • 12th House: intense feelings about your secret self

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How The Full Moon Influences You

Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon oppose each other, and this opposition between the two big luminaries of the sky creates a certain unbalance. It’s like we’re in the middle of a strong magnetic field and loose balance as soon as we try to move out. We tend to have accidents – whether it’s a fall or a car crash. On a full Moon night, I slipped on a patch of ice in the street, fell and broke my arm. Not unsurprisingly, when I arrived at the hospital the surgeons were really busy – there had been two traffic accidents that afternoon and evening. A friend was attacked by a mad dog, thrown to the ground and broke her hip on a Full Moon morning.

Another effect of the tension of the full Moon is violent outbreaks. Especially where there are religious and ethnic conflicts, like in Northern Ireland and the Middle East, there tends to be a peak in violence close to full Moon. And watch your own irritation level at full Moon! Isn’t this when you easily snap at your kids or husband or generally tend to feel tense? It’s common to suffer from insomnia by full Moon and I’ve found that people with a strong Moon influence in their natal chart, for instance, a person with the Sun, Moon or ascendant in Cancer, is more likely to not be able to sleep. We all know the word lunatic. It comes from the Latin word for moon, luna. Someone who’s lunatic is full of full Moon. Restless, nervous, tense, violent, angry. Mad, mad, mad. French law used to excuse a person who committed a crime at full Moon. (Or at least so rumours say). It was like he wasn’t quite at his senses – and it wasn’t his fault.

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The full Moon was to blame. Actually, the word mood in French, luné also origins from Latin luna. So they say a person is in a bad or good moon, not a mood. Very accurate! A person who’s born at full Moon will have Sun-Moon opposition in the natal chart – which is a bit like carrying a full Moon inside you. The person tends to be restless and always discontent, never satisfied, wanting something, not knowing what. But this frustration also creates a strong drive, and subjects with Sun-Moon opposition are very often great achievers. Finally, it’s just a myth that more babies are born on Full Moon! A study of several thousands of births in the hospital in my hometown Trondheim showed no connection between the phases of the Moon and births. Thank God, I’d add. We don’t want too many people in this world with Sun-Moon opposition in their birth chart – that would just lead to too much stress, tension and violence!

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Full Moon Magic! Harness the Power of the Full Moon!

The Night of the Full Moon is known for its beauty, its healing properties, its fantastic energy, and its magic! The Energy of the Full Moon is a powerful energy.

There are many rituals and beliefs in various cultures and religions on the use of moon energy. At Blue Avalon we believe the full moon is a time for healing, a time for recharging your spirit and a time for renewing your enhancers with the vibrant energy of the full moon!


The following is our list of favourite Full Moon Rituals you can do tonight!

  1. Fill a pitcher or jug with water and leave it out overnight in the light of the full moon. The next day-use this water to cleanse your crystals and reinvigorate them with the energy of the full moon! Use this re-energized water to not only cleanse your crystals, but to wash your face to leave you feeling renewed from this pure energy blast or wash counters, floors-anything you feel could benefit from the magical moon!
  2. You recently cleansed or smudged your crystals? Take it one step further and place your crystals on the windowsill for the evening, or put them in a crystal bowl and leave them outside under the light so that they can capture the moon’s energy directly!
  3. Using the Full Moon for Prosperity! It is said that during a full moon you should leave your wallet and chequebook open for it to receive the moons full energy. It may not bring you millions, but it may help to ensure that you have enough for the month to pay the bills!
  4. Do you enjoy traditional symbolic Feng Shui? Then, I’m sure you’ve heard about the Feng Shui money frog or toad. Legend has it that this mythical creature appeared every full moon by or near homes that would receive abundance-whether it be wealth or good news! If you have him-place him in the light of the moon, and in the morning-return him to your wealth area or inside by your front door looking in!
  5. Looking for love? In a red ceramic or glass bowl-arrange stones or glass beads in the bowl (purple, red , and pink work well). Next, stand up 3 red or pin candles in the bowl. Light the candles on the night of the full moon and focus on the light burning bright against the moon. Ensure your intention is that this light will bring you love-new lover-or deeper love!
  6. Your own power image! You’ve read many times that an image of a moon brings renewed energy, focus and concentration. What better image than the one you take with your own camera-a full moon you’ve seen with your own eyes! Print it and place it on your desk or child’s desk for increased focus!
  7. The high potency of the full moon encourages fertility, passion and abundance – Write your wishes for them with a silver pen and then burn them in a candle flame under this full moon!
  8. Moon meditation is extremely powerful as the full moon is a time to draw down the energy of the moon and connect to it. Call us for a guided moon meditation!
    Finally, don’t forget the most important point. Stand in the moonlight and cast your eyes on the beautiful site before you and truly enjoy the moment for all its beauty.

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Fay Chapple is an International Feng Shui Expert and is Principal of the award-winning Home & Life Design Firm Blue Avalon.

Blue Avalon specializes in Interior Decorating, Feng Shui and Abundant Living. Blue Avalon is the publisher of The Blue Avalon Journal, a monthly e-zine packed with ideas, tips and insider secrets!

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2020 Horoscope Review

Welcome to this brief summary of the year 2020! I listed the major astrological events. However, I will go into more detail in my future articles. It is to give you some heads up, of what’s coming! 2020 will undoubtedly be a year to remember!

On January 10 there is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Cancer. The energy of this full moon may make you want to find more balance between the different areas of your life. You want to find a way to bring harmony and peace into your life. This lunar eclipse can also bring changes in some aspects of your life. I will go into more detail about this, in my monthly horoscopes and the full and new moon articles, so please stay tuned! 🙂

SATURN/PLUTO CONJUNCTION

On January 12, a significant astrological event takes place: Saturn/Pluto conjunction, which will affect us on a global level, but also a personal. It is an excellent time to heal old wounds from the past and release any negative energy.
Something may come to an end. You may have been going through significant challenges. You want to look at the structure of your life and see what is working and what isn’t. It is an excellent opportunity to restructure your life positively.

JUPITER/PLUTO CONJUNCTION

The famous Jupiter/Pluto conjunction takes place on April 4, June 30 and November 12. During these times, your strength and energy levels are increased, and you can create something significant with your life.
These are critical astrological events that only take place once in many years, so if you have been thinking about changing something in your life, starting something new, then now is a great time to do it, as Pluto is the planet of transformation.

VENUS RETROGRADE

Between May 13 and June 25, Venus goes retrograde in Gemini. A planet is called retrograde when it seems to be moving backwards from Earth. However it isn’t actually moving backwards, it just appears to be. It is an excellent time to reassess the particular aspects of your life and see what is working and what needs to be changed.

JUNE/JULY ECLIPSES

On June 4 there is a Lunar Eclipse in the mutual sign Sagittarius, and on June 21 there is a Solar Eclipse in water sign Cancer. It is an excellent possibility for something new and exciting to be activated in a particular area of your life, where exactly you will find one in of my future articles.

On July 5 there is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the cardinal sign Capricorn making it an excellent time for releasing the old patterns in your life and making space for new opportunities to come up. If you let go of the old patterns and habits during the full moon, you are automatically making space for new possibilities.

MARS RETROGRADE

Between September 9 and November 13th Mars goes retrograde in fiery Aries. As with all retrogrades, it is not the best time for starting new projects, but it is a perfect time to complete projects that had already begun before Mars went retrograde.

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THE ECLIPSES

On November 30 there is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in air sign Gemini and a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14. Since a new moon is a time of new beginnings, this New Moon Solar Eclipse can bring you new and exciting opportunities into your life. You may also realise that something that you have been working on this whole year is finally coming into fruition.

JUPITER IN AQUARIUS

The year ends with Jupiter, the planet of luck, abundance and wealth moving, leaving Cardinal sign Capricorn and moving to air sign Aquarius making us more open-minded and compassionate.

Prepare for major life events foretold by astrology and discover the areas in which it will impact your life. Enhance your personal discovery and growth, by understanding and learning about the energies that will resonate in your life in the year to come.

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December New Moon Solar Eclipse

On the 26th of December, there is a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 4 degrees of the cardinal sign Capricorn. This is the final eclipse of the year. The signs most affected by this eclipse will be Capricorn, Cancer, Aries and Libra. The energy of the moment is very earthy, with so many planets in the sign of Capricorn, making us more practical and efficient. However, the weakness here lies in resistance to making changes in our lives. 

A solar eclipse indicates a new beginning. Its energy can be felt six months before or after the actual event. However, its effects can be felt up to a year after. This is a time of new sensations, new opportunities in love friendships or the work department. Take advantage of these new possibilities that arise, because they might not last long, and if you do not use them wisely, they will disappear.

The Moon in Capricorn urges us to work hard and structure our life in a way that gives us more stability and emotional security. During this time, you may become emotionally distant and cold in your relationships.

The Sun in the zodiac sign of Capricorn makes you more serious and responsible with a keen awareness of accuracy and precision. You want to work steadily and honestly towards accomplishing and fulfilling your ambitions in life. 

 Also at the time of the Solar Eclipse both the Sun and the Moon:

-conjunct Jupiter, the planet of wealth and abundance, making you generous, adventurous with a rather optimistic view on life.

-trine Uranus, giving you a new and unique idea. You may become interested in unusual activities in which you shine, or some original ideas may come up into your mind.

-opposite the North Node, urging you to let go of past hurts and envies before you can truly move towards your destiny. So forgive and forget. As you do this, you will see clear signposts as to how to move closer to your goals. New opportunities and exciting people may appear in your life. All you need is positive thoughts and attitude in order to welcome them into your life.

-square Chiron. This may bring memories of childhood hurt, possibly connected with one of your parents. As a result of that, you may feel like your confidence has dropped, and you feel lonely at times. If this is the case, look at this wound as a source of a great understanding, which you can use to help yourself and others. 

If you know your rising sign, find out what this New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn means for you on a personal level:

    • New Moon in Your 1st House: strong feelings about how you appear to the world
    • 2nd House: strong feelings about your assets and talents
    • 3rd House: strong feelings about your communication skills & the time you spend with your siblings
    • 4th House: strong feelings about where you come from, where your home is in the worlds and what family means to you
    • 5th House: strong feelings about children, creativity and romance
    • 6th House: strong feelings about your daily routine and health
    • 7th House: strong feelings about your love, marriage and business partnership
    • 8th House: strong feelings about other people’s money and intimacy.
    • 9th House: strong feelings about your personal development and travel.
    • 10th House: strong feelings about your career and reputation.
    • 11th House: strong feelings about your friends, hopes and dreams.
    • 12th House: strong feelings about your secret self.

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December Full Moon (2019)

On the 12th of December, there is the last full moon of the year – a Full Moon in Gemini. Gemini is a mutual sign that enjoys change and diversity.

The energy of this full moon is changeable and inconsistent, encouraging you to slow down and be yourself in interactions with others. Take your time to listen and learn without rushing impatiently. It is a great time to let go off negative energy and set yourself new and exciting life goals.

At the time of this full moon, the Sun is in Sagittarius, making you feel optimistic, adventurous and independent. You want to expand your horizons and forget about the daily chores.

Also, at the time of the Full Moon in Gemini:

Venus, the planet of love and relationships, is in responsible and practical Capricorn conjunct Saturn and Pluto. Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn, making you feel detached and shy in relationships. However, ones you overcome these feelings, you can build long-lasting unions based on a solid foundation.

For that reason, with a bit of hard work, it is an excellent time for building and developing strong relationships and business partnerships. Venus in Capricorn energy also makes you responsible for your finances and possessions.

The Venus/Pluto conjunction, on the other hand, may cause a little bit of intensity and drama in your relationships. However, on a positive side, you are devoted and true-hearted in your commitments, both personal and business.

Jupiter trine Uranus gives you a great ability to reach your goals. The energy of this aspect may trigger your feelings about making changes in some aspects of your life.

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New Moon November 2019

On November 26th we have a New Moon in Sagittarius at 4 degrees and 3 minutes. New Moon is a time when the Sun and the Moon come together, making it an excellent opportunity for a new beginning or for starting something new like a project or a relationship.  

Sagittarius is a mutable sign, and when the Moon stays in this fire sign, you have an emotional need for adventure, freedom and independence. It is also an excellent time for travelling, exploring and developing your spiritual side. 

As always, if you know your rising sign, find out what this New Moon in Sagittarius means for you on a personal level:

    • New Moon in Your 1st House: strong feelings about how you appear to the world
    • 2nd House: strong feelings about your assets and talents
    • 3rd House: strong feelings about your communication skills & the time you spend with your siblings
    • 4th House: strong feelings about where you come from, where your home is in the worlds and what family means to you
    • 5th House: strong feelings about children, creativity and romance
    • 6th House: strong feelings about your daily routine and health
    • 7th House: strong feelings about your love, marriage and business partnership
    • 8th House: strong feelings about other people’s money and you
    • 9th House: strong feelings about your personal development and travel
    • 10th House: strong feelings about your career and reputation
    • 11th House: strong feelings about your friends, hopes and dreams
    • 12th House: strong feelings about your secret self

At the time of the New Moon Mercury is still in the sign of Scorpio, making you think deep. Your communications are intense and powerful. 

Venus, the planet of love, is in cold and responsible Capricorn. It is not the best time for romance or a solid commitment. During this time, your financial matters may come into the light, making you more responsible with money and possessions.

Mars, in opposition to Uranus, can bring excitement and strong sexual urges. Be cautious with dangerous sports as you can be accident-prone.

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Full Moon November 2019

With approaching Full Moon in November 2019, you may begin to feel more emotional, more irritable and even impulsive at times. The energy of this monthly phenomenon affects each and everyone differently, depending on the sign and the house it falls in.

The next full moon will occur on the 12th of November in the zodiac sign Taurus. This full moon is especially beneficial for zodiac signs: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. It will be more challenging to the rest of the signs.

What can we expect?

The full moon in Taurus encourages us to free ourselves from problems that overwhelm us and affects our well-being. It is also an excellent time to introduce new habits into our life, review our finances, do some creative and finally spend time in nature.

At the time of the full moon, both Sun and Mercury are in Scorpio, making us think and feel very deeply about things.

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Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio 31st Oct – 20th Nov 2019

Mercury goes retrograde on the 31st of October, in the sign of Scorpio, until 20th of November. A planet is called retrograde when it seems to be moving backwards from Earth. However it isn’t actually moving backwards, it just appears to be. Mercury will stay in Scorpio until the 10th of December, when it moves to Sagittarius. It doesn’t often happen when the ruler of both Gemini and Virgo stays for more than three weeks in a sign. This time round it will be almost six weeks, giving us a perfect opportunity to do some profound and intense thinking, about different aspects of our life.

Mercury ends his retrograde and goes direct in Scorpio on 20th of November. It should make the travel and communication return to normal. Fortunately, it is the last time Mercury goes retrograde of this year.

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New Moon in Scorpio 27th October 2019

This month’s New Moon takes place on the 27th of November at 4 degrees and 25 minutes of Scorpio. Scorpio is the most intense and powerful sign of the whole zodiac. It is all about transformation and empowerment.

New Moon is a time of new beginnings, making it an excellent opportunity to start fresh. If you want to find out what this New Moon in Scorpio means for you on a more personal level, look at your own birth chart and find in which house this New Moon takes place.

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New Moon in the houses:

New Moon in your 1st house: strong feelings about how you appear to the world.

New Moon in your 2nd house: strong feelings about your assets and talents.

New Moon in your 3rd house: strong feelings about your communication skills & the time you spend with your siblings.

New Moon in your 5th house: strong feelings about where you come from, where your home is in the worlds and what family means to you.

New Moon in your 5th house: strong feelings about children, creativity and romance.

New Moon in your 6th house: strong feelings about your daily routine and health.

New Moon in your 7th house: strong feelings about your love, marriage and business partnership.

New Moon in your 8th house: strong feelings about other people’s money and you.
New Moon in your 9th house: strong feelings about your personal development and travel.

New Moon in your 10th house: strong feelings about your career and reputation.

New Moon in your 11th house: strong feelings about your friends, hopes and dreams.

New Moon in your 12th house: strong feelings about your secret ‘self’.

Also at the time of the new Moon:

The Sun and Moon, both in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus. It is a great opportunity to change a daily or a regular habit, that is not serving any purpose in your life anymore. It could be quitting smoking, eating healthier or going to sleep earlier at night.

Mercury goes retrograde

Mercury, the ruler of both Gemini and Virgo goes retrograde in Scorpio on the 31st of October until 20th of November. Mercury rarely stays in a sign for longer than three weeks. However this time it will remain in Scorpio for about six weeks until the 10th of December. It then moves to the next sign – Sagittarius. While Mercury stays in the intense water sign Scorpio, it is an excellent opportunity for us to do some deep and extensive thinking about different aspects of our life.

Mars in Scorpio

Mars, the ruler of Aries and the co-ruler of Scorpio squares Saturn. The energy of this aspect act as an encouragement force to keep you going, even if the current situation in your life is difficult.

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Full Moon in Aries 13th October 2019

13th October Full Moon in Aries (20 degrees and 13 minutes)

The Full Moon is about releasing the old, letting go of lower energies that come from any negative events, negative patterns, habits, people, guilt or disappointments.

In the days leading to the Full Moon in Aries, you may find yourself being more argumentative, impulsive or too competitive. If that is the case, you must try to find a balance between your needs and the needs of others (people close to you).

The Cardinal T-Square at the time of the Full Moon can bring an opportunity for you to change a destructive behaviour pattern that has been affecting your well-being.

Also during the time of the Full Moon in Aries:

Mars in Libra will make you want to find the diplomatic route during challenging interactions with people; however, at times it may end up in an argument.

The Moon in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius: it is a time when something exciting may come to you, you feel generous towards others, and want to help them.

Venus opposite Uranus can bring exciting and original new encounters.