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Category: Astro

Super blood wolf moon Eclipse – AAAOOOOOOWWHHH!!!

Reading Time: 5 minutesWe have a busy astro week this week, including a gorgeous Full Moon Eclipse in Leo (exact times below). And with all the major planets in forward motion, not a Retrograde to be seen, there’s a definite surge of forward momentum at play.

Which is fantastic in these last two weeks before we plunge into the Chinese New Year of the Pig, known for its favourable outlook on prosperity, good luck, and happiness.

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Astrology: Big dreams, ahoy!

Reading Time: 6 minutesNext week sees a fabulous ‘super blood wolf’ Full Moon. It’s a supermoon because it’s a Full Moon positioned at the moon’s closest point to earth (aka perigee), making it brighter than normal. It’s a blood moon because it’s a total lunar eclipse, which means the sunlight passing through our atmosphere appears to turn red. And the January Full Moon is also known as a Wolf Moon.

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Astrology: Welcome to 2019 – at last!

Reading Time: 5 minutesIf you’ve been feeling like the New Year didn’t completely land on time, you’re right.

Yes, we’ve had all that lovely lead-up energy, support for dreaming and planning and getting clear and releasing the old.

But as you know, the stars don’t care a bean for human calendars, so it’s not surprising that sometimes, a new (Western, human) year starts when we’re mid-something-else astrologically.

This time around, the calendrical new year happened in the lead-up to a potent New Moon, just before the pre-new-moon energy of the Dark Moon – the day or two beforehand which is a time for resting, preparing, pausing.

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Grokking the Lunar Nodes

Reading Time: 6 minutesEveryone has a pair of Lunar Nodes in their natal chart – one North Node, one South – and they always sit exactly opposite each other in the chart.

That’s our first clue on how to think about these Nodes.

They come together as a set, a pair. You can’t have one without the other. And they are both important to us.

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Astrology: Full Speed Ahead in 2019, (or is it?)

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn these last few days of 2018, with Mars into Aries due to happen right on the turning point of the year, why not make the most of these two significant supporters for your future plans?

Let Jupiter’s energy fuel big daydreaming; listen to inner guidance for ideas about the path ahead.

Trust in the big dream.

Then let Saturn’s energy help move you plan out how to move forward one step at a time.

Keep their roles clear and separate.

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Astrology: Getting the urge to make shit real? Good!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThink of this week as the point in the sea-goat journey that moves from sea to land. Concepts solidify into ideas and plans that you can begin to articulate clearly. You may not know every single detail just yet, but as you allow some things to come into focus, others are not far behind.

You’re at base camp on the beach, preparing for the mountain climb – and we know not to rush that preparation if we want the next bit to go well.

With those elements of  ‘anything is possible’ and ‘doing it MY way!’ at play, you can let them inspire the choices you make while you’re there on the beach, doing your prep for the mountain climb.

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Astrology: Are you doing the whole ‘getting ready for 2019’ thang?

Reading Time: 4 minutesRegardless, as you look to 2019, you can imagine your brain and your neurology (ruled by Mercury), stretching into the vastness of possibilities you can’t even see just yet.

You could imagine your psyche like a cat stretching in a patch of sunlight, limbering up in preparation for something wonderful yet to come.

This shift in thinking, from in and down, to out and up, is a great time to leverage a little neuroplasticity (that phenomenon whereby we can literally change our physical brain – and therefore our experience of reality – by deliberately focusing our thoughts and behaviours).

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Astrology: New Moon in Sagittarius – standby for liftoff!

Reading Time: 5 minutesOver the past couple of weeks, we’ve begun to feel the pull of Sun and Jupiter in Sagittarius, that urge for expansion and exploration tugging us forward to bright new possibilities.

And right now as I type this piece, I know it might not feel much like that at all.

That’s partly because of good ol’ Mercury Retrograde still at play, with the whole review, rethink, reassess mojo. (You have been doing that stuff, right? Cuz you won’t want to bring too much baggage along for the next phase of energy!)

But it’s not only that. Right now it’s also because we’re experiencing a Dark Moon in deep-dive Scorpio, where things tend to be Profound and Important and Highly Significant. In this Pluto-ruled sign, words seem to need more capitalization than usual. Nothing is trivial or surface, and it can feel very Serious and Weighty and Significant.

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Leave me Alone, I’m Lonely, the Venus-Uranus dilemma – or is it?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOn 30 November, two of my favourite planets take up positions across the sky from each other, with Venus at 29 degrees of Libra (her own sign – more on that in a moment) and Uranus at 29 degrees of Aries (ruled by Mars, the lover of Venus). This is their third opposition transit since early September, as they’ve danced an astrological tango through the sky, thanks to their respective retrogrades.

When planets sit across the chart from each other in a 180-degree relationship, it’s a bit like two of King Arthur’s knights sitting across the roundtable from each other. They don’t share the same point of view at all, so they each bring their own vantage point for whatever’s going on in life. But they can see each other incredibly clearly, so it’s like an opportunity for each to offer insights on the other’s area of expertise.

That makes for some potential tension, but when you know how to use it, the tension can be a potent fuel for expansion and exploration.

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Sun into Sagittarius – the Santa Claus of the zodiac

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn 22 November at 4:01am Eastern Time (USA), the Sun moved into the optimistic sign of Sagittarius, where he’ll be for a month, lighting up themes of expansion, wild possibility, exploration beyond the known, enthusiasm, fun, travel (literal or within the imagination), and a fiery spark of inspiration.

And the effect is multiplied on 26 November, when the Sun lines up exactly with big, expansive Jupiter – the ruler of Sagittarius and the astrological Santa Claus of the solar system.

That double whammy can feel like a surge of ‘anything is possible!’ that can have us bouncing out of our seats with new ideas, unable to sit still for more than a few minutes.

But there’s some other energy at play which can feel like it’s putting the brakes on and working against us. It’s not, but if we don’t know about it, it can feel tricky to navigate.

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