The second full moon this month makes it a blue moon. The fact that is occurs at a Lunar Eclipse makes it a blood moon because of the orange tinge since only the color red can seep through the Earth’s atmosphere. The moon on the night of Jan. 31 is, by a combination of low probabilities, exceedingly rare. Visible supermoons appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than full moons that occur at the farthest point in the moon’s orbit.
The fact that this lunar phenomenon occurs in the sign of Leo makes it very clear that this moon will be a show stopper and will command attention all over the world. The moon says, “I’m ready for me close up, Mr. DeMille.”
The New Moon in Sagittarius comes at a potent time astrologically. You might call it a cosmic cocktail of energy. Saturn is spending its final days in Sagittarius, where it has been since December 2014. Lovely Venus is also in Sagittarius and a retrograde Mercury is there as well. We could be feeling the need for freedom! Our thoughts, our movements, our freedoms to be ourselves and to express ourselves and to be free of bondage and sexual exploitation and immortality.
Sagittarius will challenge us to always look at things philosophically and to let truth be the guide.
Saturn, the cosmic ass-kicker, is getting ready to enter its home sign of Capricorn on December 19th or 20th, depending on your locale, for the first time since 1991. Saturn will join Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto has been in the sign of the Sea Goat since 2008. Since that time, the way we trade currency has changed dramatically and the way we govern ourselves has also evolved.
A shot of good common-sense tradition will help facilitate the wild-wild-west mentality of new currency and the exchanging of goods and services. Since 2008, the global marketplace has exploded and we find that we are blessed to be doing business instantly with somebody half a world away in a global eCommerce connectivity.
Saturn in Sagittarius also helped user in a new era of digital in the media. Content is available at our convenience.
The new moon in Sagittarius will encourage us to aim our arrows high. However, with a Mercury retrograde still beckoning us to be reflective and to think things through before we act, we are best advised to finish what we have already started and to give our work a good double and maybe even a triple check to make sure all is right.
This could be the time of a global wake up call of sorts. The word “Activist” was the most searched in 2017. We can all be encouraged to make a difference. In our own lives and well as the lives of those in our community of people, animals and all living things.
The gorgeous full moon energy in loquacious Gemini comes at an interesting time this year. It just so happens to coincide with Mercury retrograde in Gemini’s opposite sign, Sagittarius.
Gemini urges us to articulate our thoughts and to put our feelings into words to arrive at the most logical conclusions.
Mercury retrograde can be tricky in that it can bring travel delays, lost articles, devices going haywire, power outages caused by heaving rains inclement weather, etc.
Forgetfulness is a hallmark of Mercury retrograde. On the day of the retrograde I completely forgot my folder someplace. Luckily I was able to retrace my steps and locate it but I was totally oblivious to the fact that I left it behind when I went to reach for it.
Always have a Plan B when dealing with Mercury retrograde. Take precautions and always consider what could happen that would make the journey more interesting — or arduous. Put safeguards in place and hope for the best. Mercury retrograde is a good time to deal with issues from the past as people we once knew tend to resurface, not surprising considering that we’re entering the busy holiday season. Sagittarius is all about jolly good times, the equality and brotherhood of man, woman, child, dog, cat, chicken, duck, everybody.
Sagittarius will encourage us to set aside out differences and work for the goodness of all. If not during the holidays, then when? Good question!
Saturn, the cosmic disciplinarian, moves from Sagittarius, where it has been camped out since late 2014, and will move into industrious Capricorn on December 19th. Saturn will stay in Capricorn until late in the year 2020. Saturn will form a tag team with transformation expert Pluto, which has been in Capricorn since 2008 and will remain in 2024. Pluto is transforming the banking industry with currency services, covert and overt, and Saturn will provide the structure to deal with Pluto’s force of transformation.
The media has become more efficient and streamlined under the influence of Saturn in Sagittarius, which has helped make everything more accessible and available at our fingertips. Think Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, etc. Old media had to adapt with new media and new media wanted a slice of old media content. Disney may soon buy 21st Century Fox’s film assets in what is a content grab towards growing Disney’s burgeoning streaming content service. To paraphrase media baron Sumner Redstone, “Content is king.”
Everyone was looking up in the states today. The great American solar eclipse comes at a tumultuous time in the United States. Its president, Donald Trump, is one of the most controversial and polarizing figures in modern history. We’re seeing racial division and record numbers of homeless people in the big cities of America. More and more people are seeing the “American Dream” slip from the grasp as the gap between the have and the have-nots becomes as big and as wide as the Grand Canyon.
Just what will happen? That all remains to be seen but one thing is for certain. The eclipse humbled is in a way. It was nice to see everyone marvel at the wonder of the eclipse.
May God bless America. We sure need it.
A New Moon always coincides with a Total Solar Eclipse and this one happens to be in the gregarious, magnanimous sign of Leo. Big words for the big cat! Leo is demonstrative, showy, generous and charismatic. We’ll feel this energy as a desire to go out and do something great. Just tread carefully because Mercury is retrograde until September 5th. You’ll see people come back from the past and issues from the past resurface to be resolved.
The Full Moon partial Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will effect every sign differently. For a complete overview, check out our friend Susan Miller on AstrologyZone.
Aquarius is the sign of the collective tribe of living things. Social matters, group dynamics and societal concerns all fall under the realm of Aquarius. You might say that the sign of the water bearer is the ultimate sociology teacher. What can we learn from this full moon? Well, for one thing, that we are all connected to each other. Never has the connectivity been more apparent than it is now. Technology has bridged the gap between nations. Will we continue to use the marvels of collective communication to our advantage or will we use it to exert our will over others? That choice is yours to make. Globally, we’re seeing countries band together in this disdain of Donald Trump, the rogue American president. His rough shod manner and intractability will ultimately lead to his downfall. I wouldn’t be surprised is Trump were no longer president come 2018.