Moon Phase of May 15, 2018- May 29, 2018

New Moon

May 15, 2018 7:47 am est

A magnificent public park spreads its charm before the eye in a vista that awes the loftiest spirit.~~25th Degree of Taurus

Innocent pleasures and social synchronicity set the tone of our current Moon phase.  Most of the planets are stationed above the horizon.   The Moon also is conjunct Mars, lending to a public and extroverted environment.  However, with aspects to Saturn, Pluto and the Midheaven it is probably not what many of us want.  We still have unresolved and hidden tendencies lurking that tug and pull on the chains that bind us to our pasts. We have miseries that need released.  Be ready for surprise events, temporary setbacks or crazy little mishaps that force a spring cleaning.  We will be best served by paying close attention to our feelings so they can lead us to the fulfillment of our desires.  Spring has finally sprung after a long winter.  Spend some time at the park to rejuvenate the soul.  Robert Smithson once said,  “The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness.”

 

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

May 29, 2018 10:19 am est

A mother is leading her children up a broad flight of steps. they enjoy the task of lifting little feet.~~9th Degree of Sagittarius

Here is where are gifts are hidden.  Hidden in our inexperience and willingness to learn is an opportunity to subjectively achieve our dreams.  This is a place where there are no victims.  This is the place of the dream and the dreamer.  We will need to match our desires with our beliefs and from there we will be unstoppable.  It is going to take study and perhaps some delays but with lucid attention and fortitude we have every opportunity to strive and achieve.  We must not forget to have gratitude for each moment.  Someone once said about success, “No magic potions…No fairy dust.  No one to push you…No one to do it for you.  Just one determined foot in front of the other…”

Moon Phase of April 15, 2018- April 29, 2018

New Moon

April 15, 2018 9:56 pm est

A panorama of blending events out of the past shows the regaining of lost opportunity through the imagination..~~27th Degree of Aries

We are made to be strong and whatever we can imagine we can create. To begin the cycle, the Moon conjuncts the Sun and Uranus, trines the Midheaven, while squaring Pluto.  Obsessing over things and people is not helpful when there is so much more to imagine. Are we suddenly caught up with drama?  Change is afoot.  This will be a chance to “witness” rather than involve ourselves in base emotions that do not serve us. Encountering strong and difficult emotions is small compared to the strength we are provided to overcome and fix these areas of our lives. If we are met with something from our past, know that there is no blame and there are no victims. We are being asked to release and change.   Lets be mindful about what we imagine.  William Shakespeare wrote, “The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven; and as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen turns them to shape, and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name; such tricks hath strong imagination.”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

April 29, 2018 8:57 pm est

A quick wind is making sport with the sea; through sharp mist as far as sight reaches are scurrying whitecaps.~~2nd Degree of Sagittarius

All actions have consequences and we will be better off if we do not rock the boat. April is a difficult month. Study is our foothold. We are involved in a time where the more we are mindful and present, the more we will learn how to keep our balance. We are moving into the unknown. The waves are getting more tumultuous. The more your boat rocks the more the truth will be shown and we are cautioned not to take on more than we can manage. Things are not getting better but we are getting better at the process just by going through it. Willa Cather, an American writer, once wrote, “There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”

Moon Phase of March 17, 2018- March 31, 2018

New Moon

March 17, 2018 9:11 am est

The harvest moon rises superbly in the east and the light of day is shamed by the colors of an autumnal evening.~~27th Degree of Pisces

All that we are is benefiting our lives, dark and light. All of the pieces have brought us to this wonderful place, a place of pleasure and a place of domestic bliss. The Moon conjuncts the Sun and trines Jupiter to give us a full feeling. It feels like happiness. It is happiness. Here we are in an opening where we can accomplish much. In doing this, our greatest service will be to still our minds and remember not to define ourselves with only one aspect, such as our intelligence. We may be in danger of, let us say, snobbish behavior with the Moon squaring Mars. Instead, lets travel the “beauty way” and notice the intrinsic beauty in all things, not just ourselves. Allow the flow of inspiration and call on our momentum to cultivate gratitude and oneness. From Mother Teresa, “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

March 31, 2018 8:36 am est

A kindly old professor, from (behind) his battered desk looks out over his eyeglasses at a class eagerly awaiting his word.~~11th Degree of Libra

What are we afraid of and how will it harm us? Our insecurities have the potential to get the best of us this Full Moon. We have reached the end of a cycle that we have been longing for for a very long time. We have the attention of others. The trouble is that the Moon has many adverse and opposing aspects to the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Saturn while publicly we are all in harmony. Lets be selfish. In defining selfish, ish pertains to having the qualities of and self means a persons being. We need to be selfish enough to align ourselves with our innate source. It is from here that we will be able to give our best and brightest self to others. We need to just be… not try to be. What are our inner thoughts and values? What is our sense of mastery? Just because we are benefiting does not mean it is taking anything away from anyone else. There is plenty to go around. Charles Kuralt, an American Journalist, once said, “When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don’t honor them enough, we don’t pay them enough.”

Moon Phase of February 15, 2018-March 1, 2018

New Moon

February 15, 2018  4:05 pm est

A new deep and velvet-like carpet has been placed in an airy nursery and the happy children revel upon it..~~22nd Degree of Aquarius

There is an inward and outward propensity to take responsibility and ownership at the start of this phase.  The Moon aspects the Sun, North Node, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, and the Midheaven.   That’s quite a crowd and it brings us into a public setting.  We are calling ourselves to the carpet and realizing what is our own.  Justice is being issued.  What has come about now is because of our actions.  Questions about why?  Keep actions contained on the rug for now and develop what you are most good at doing.  Let us ask for what we want so that we may receive it.  Make a point to ask solely (souly) for the asker and not from an outside influence.  The middleman is only confusing.  Our experiences will be met with a variety of graduated influences.  Be ready to adapt to different levels of experience.  Take pride in what you love to do and know that we are getting better at this everyday.  Henry Matisse defines, “Creative people are curious, flexible, and independent with a tremendous spirit and a love of play.”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

March 1, 2018 7:51 pm est

A bride rises laughingly, youthfully radiant in her white, wishing to scold the groom who has snatched way her veil..~~12th Degree of  Virgo       

These improvements in our situations are of great value.  Somehow we have managed to get where we want to be and it is time to celebrate.  So why do we feel a slight feeling of helplessness and cynicism?  What is being unveiled?  Do we want to hide what lights us up?  Maintaining control is minimized with the realization of competition.  When competing with others we are really all just competing against ourselves.  Doing our best will overcome any and all obstacles. Eckhart Tolle taught,   “In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.”

Culmination ~~claiming our change in 2018

This is the end of a cycle. We had a major Solar eclipse in August 2017 in the United States. We want to pay attention to now and this full moon on January 31, 2018 while keeping the solar eclipse in mind. There, in August, was our pinnacle … a highlighting…. When the sun is blocked out by the moon it is telling us that there are conscious expressions that we are making that we need to rethink because our subconscious (the Moon) is standing in front of it and creating an eclipse. We all had very poignant emotional cycles that were changing in August. Most of us in the US felt this in an extreme way. Let us rejoice!! This full moon is the definitive end to that cycle and evolvement.

Here is a recap of astrosabiana.blog and the interpretation of both cycles.

Moon phase of August 21-September 6, 2017

New Moon

August 21, 2017 2:30 pm est

Innumerable little birds have settled down upon one large tree; they chirp happily to each other in endless rows.. ~28 Degree of Leo

In the United States we are having the rare event of a Solar Eclipse this New Moon. Creative inspiration starts our phase as the Moon talks intimately, not only with the Sun but also with Mercury, Uranus, the Ascendant AND the North Node. Notice how we are all in this together? Exchanging ideas fluent in fun is an excellent start when manifesting reward. What makes us happy? What makes us thankful? Mercury is in retrograde so “re” words are the best subjects for inward and outward conversations. Some examples are review, research, reunite, reconstruct, renew, rework, repair, etc. What makes you feel? The Moon is teaching us what is shining too much? Pause for a moment. We need to make sure we are only chatting up and giving energy to what is worth creating. Our thoughts create our environment. We are headed for the promised land. Is there anything we need to change? There is a restful period coming that can be used to gather strength and fortitude. Diane Glancy wrote poetry of her experience,

“Solar Eclipse

Each morning
I wake invisible.

I make a needle
from a porcupine quill,
sew feet to legs,
lift spine onto my thighs.

I put on my rib and collarbone.

I pin an ear to my head,
hear the waxwing’s yellow cry.
I open my mouth for purple berries,
stick on periwinkle eyes.

I almost know what it is to be seen.

My throat enlarges from anger.
I make a hand to hold my pain.

My heart a hole the size of the sun’s eclipse.
I push through the dark circle’s
tattered edge of light.

All day I struggle with one hair after another
until the moon moves from the face of the sun
and there is a strange light
as though from a kerosene lamp in a cabin.

I pun on a dress,
a shawl over my shoulders.

My threads knotted and scissors gleaming.

Now I know I am seen.
I have a shadow.

I extend my arms,
dance and chant in the sun’s new light.

I put a hat and coat on my shadow,
another larger dress.
I put on more shawls and blouses and underskirts
until even the shadow has substance”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

September 6, 2017 3:02 am est

In a still corner of the museum are weapons of long ago and in a glass case, by itself, is a single venerable sword..~~13th Degree of Pisces.

Ultimately, we all need to make decisions based on our own sense of right and wrong. So far…love wins every battle. Are we paying enough attention to our own well-being and self-love? What can we accomplish with a sense of well-being as opposed to a sense of commotion? What reserves do we have to give if we need to deliberately make a point? Have our fears gotten out of proportion? Why do we have suspicions? What are we trying to control? Preserve unnecessary might. It will heal us faster. It will save energy sources for more productive requests. When we practice respect and reverence daily it makes ALL the difference. Seek our absolution. Confucius says, “Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.”

Then onto

a final end of a cycle

Moon phase of January 16-January 31, 2017

New Moon

January 16, 2018 9:17 pm est

A party of anchorites are making a mountain pilgrimage and in view lie both the busy world and the quiet way ahead..~~27th Degree of Capricorn

Imagination comes with an answer. If you can imagine it, it can be realized. Our Moon is quite potent in its beginning stages with many planets in Capricorn lining up side by side and being stimulated by several other planets. This gives extra potency to creation. Logic and realism will help this journey. Our Moon phase experience is contingent on our own sense of sturdiness in making our way up personal mountains. Is it peace that we want? Is it quiet that we want? Is it safety that we want? Follow instincts and fortitude. What is it that we can imagine? That is what will be. Abraham Joshua Heschel spoke, “Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

January 31, 2018 8:26 am est

Japanese lanterns, music from a string ensemble & an animated interweaving of colorful figures mark a garden party..~~12th Degree of Leo

By the Full Moon all is well. Did we win? Was it worth it? Was anything lost? The light has arrived! Fear is gone. Ready for a new day. Even if we are not quite in the place we imagine.. there is still cause for celebration. We can change everything we desire with more time. We need to congratulate ourselves on taking our joys and our sufferings and somehow joining them to a philosophy that has brought us here to this wonderful place. Dejan Stojanovic wrote,

“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.”

:)

Moon Phase of January 16, 2018-January 31, 2018

New Moon

January 16, 2018 9:17 pm est

A party of anchorites are making a mountain pilgrimage and in view lie both the busy world and the quiet way ahead..~~27th Degree of Capricorn

Imagination comes with an answer.  If you can imagine it, it can be realized.  Our Moon is quite potent in its beginning stages with many planets in Capricorn lining up side by side and being stimulated by several other planets.  This gives extra potency to creation. Logic and realism will help this journey. Our Moon phase experience is contingent on our own sense of sturdiness in making our way up  personal mountains.  Is it peace that we want?  Is it quiet that we want?  Is it safety that we want?  Follow instincts and fortitude.  What is it that we can imagine?  That is what will be.  Abraham Joshua Heschel spoke,  “Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.”

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

January 31, 2018 8:26 am est

Japanese lanterns, music from a string ensemble & an animated interweaving of colorful figures mark a garden party..~~12th Degree of Leo

By the Full Moon all is well.  Did we win?  Was it worth it?  Was anything lost? The light has arrived!  Fear is gone.  Ready for a new day.  Even if we are not quite in the place we imagine.. there is still cause for celebration.  We can change everything we desire with more time.  We need to congratulate ourselves on taking our joys and our sufferings and somehow joining them to a philosophy that has brought us here to this wonderful place.   Dejan Stojanovic wrote,

“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.”

Moon Phase of December 18, 2017-January 1, 2018

New Moon

December 18, 2017 1:30 am est

A sculptor is at work in his studio, and under his skilled hands a lovely form slowly and surely takes shape.~~27th Degree of Sagittarius

A good measure of success is how much joy we feel.  Lets look at prosperity.   William Shakespeare wrote, “Besides, you know Prosperity’s the very bond of love, Whose fresh complexion and whose heart together Affliction alters.”  Maybe at times it feels like its out of our natural sphere, but it is not.  We know our future by creating it.  A big astrological shift is happening and we will grow and tend to our cycles and sculpt a solid base for our adventures.  There is passion in our stars and quiet questions.  Sculpture molds its creator.  Take the time to know your craft and let go of the outcome.

Which leads us to….

Full Moon

January 1, 2018 9:23 pm est

A Chinese woman is nursing a baby, and about the child is the glorious nimbus of divine incarnation..~~12th Degree of Cancer

Appreciation offers no resistance.  Feeling grateful brings us super close to our source.  Our Full moon offers all kinds of celebration but not without possible uncertainty in confidence.  We are only at the beginning of our exploration.  We have all been at the beginning before now.  Allow faith in others.  Allow faith in oursehere.  There is a oneness and interconnection accessible to everyone.  If we don’t feel confident then we can look towards our community.  There are like-minds looking for their nourishment.  Keep trying.  Mahatma Gandhi said,  “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”