The first Full Moon of the year will also be the largest, known as a 'Super Moon', as it occurs when the Moon orbits closest to earth. This will occur when the Moon is in cardinal water sign Cancer, the nurturer and caretaker of the zodiac, opposing and reflecting the Sun in resourceful, disciplined and goal driven Capricorn.
The Cancer – Capricorn polarity essentially highlights the need for balance between home and private life and career and public life. However, the common ground between the two signs is the achievement of security. Cancer needs home, roots, nurturing and being needed as a caregiver to feel secure and Capricorn needs to be disciplined and maintain a good work ethic to achieve goals and status in order to feel secure.
This Full Moon is very powerful and quite rare in that it draws in the planetary energy of Venus, Neptune, Mars, Pluto and Jupiter in a configuration known as a kite. This free flowing energy has no obstacles or corners to contend with and therefore...
This Full Moon will take place when the Moon makes her closest approach in her orbit of the Earth. She will appear larger and brighter than usual earning her the title of 'Super Moon'.
The Full Moon in the mutable air sign of Gemini can bring an important message, announcement or idea. Projects involving communication, study or writing may come to completion or the rewards reaped for hard work and achievements in these areas.
Mercury, the light footed ruler of communication and planetary ruler of Gemini will turn retrograde on the same day as the Full Moon, completing his cycle on 23rd December.
Mercury retrograde has a reputation for bringing about misunderstandings and glitches with travel plans and technology. However, the purpose of this cycle is to prompt us to go over old ground in order to perfect and improve what we have already created or achieved. This is especially so as Saturn, the Lord of Karma and Gatekeeper of Self Mastery, joins Mercury in this part of the sky. Saturn...
The orbit of the Moon crosses the path of the Sun in two places (Northern and Southern hemisphere) and these points are called the Nodes of the Moon.
The North Node (head of the Dragon) is an indicator of our life lessons and challenges representing our Karmic objectives and soul growth and evolution.
The South Node (tail of the Dragon) represents our comfort zone and reflects life challenges we have overcome and Karmic lessons we have learnt in past lives. Therefore our South Node reveals how we are equipped to face the Karmic objectives of our current life.
The placement of the Nodes in our Birth Charts by zodiac sign and house, reveals the nature and area of life in which we need to develop and achieve our soul quest and conquer our Karmic challenges.
The light of the Sun (our ego self and public image) will be momentarily blocked out by the Moon (our intuitive shadow self). This will create a portal for a magical transformation to take place surrounding our identity and self expression.
The ancients believed that when the Sun reappeared again following the eclipse it would shine brighter than before.
The eclipse will prompt us to reveal more of our hidden self, so that we shine brighter by presenting our true authentic self and who we really are.
Full Moons bring clarity and illumination and in Aquarius we may experience surprising revelations and unexpected prompts to nudge us back onto our true path.
This Full Moon Lunar eclipse will highlight our need for freedom and to be unique, but also to allow others the freedom to walk their own unique path too.
Eclipses intensify the effects of the Moon and this one will be trine to Jupiter, the planet of expansion, so will be magnified even more.
The theme of a Full Moon is to let go of that which no longer serves its purpose and the Aquarian Full Moon will act as an Awakener, bringing opportunities to release our negative emotions of anger, jealousy, hurt and fear in preparation for the fresh start offered by the magical New Moon and Solar Eclipse on 21st August.
Your rising sign or ascendant is the zodiac sign that was rising on the eastern horizon the moment you were born. It is the lens through which you see the world.
The rising sign is specific to the time and place of your individual birth and is considered, in Astrology, to be as important and significant as the Sun and Moon signs because all other aspects of the birth chart are filtered through this sign.
The rising sign is the path we take to our Sun sign.
The Sun is why we are here, the rising /ascendant sign is how we get there.
This New Moon will be the first of two consecutive New Moons in Leo - the second will occur on 21st August and will be a Total Solar Eclipse.
This first New Moon will be very powerful in it's own right for setting your intentions, taking initiative and putting your ideas into action as it is joined by fiery Mars, the warrior planet. Mars will bring drive, assertiveness and enthusiasm.
Wherever Leo resides in your birth chart highlights where you are most creative, proud, ambitious and bold. This is where you shine the brightest!