Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes .. The New Moon in Capricorn today, 11th January 2024

The New Moon at 20° Capricorn this Thursday opens up the doors for us to many changes and shifts, but only if we are ready. Starting with an applying conjunction to Pluto (albeit a wide conjunction), the Moon will then pass Scorpio’s ruling planet in the early hours of Friday the 12th to begin a new Moon-Pluto cycle, opposing on the 25th of January, the same day as the Full Moon in Cancer. So, this lunar cycle is very much synchronizing with two of our water sign rulers cyclically and the two represent both change and deep emotions. The question is, are you ready to embrace the changes? 

The New Moon also trines Uranus, another indicator of change, but with Uranus, the change can often be sudden and unexpected. We may not necessarily see the jarring change that can be indicated by the Uranus hard aspects, but with the trine we see today from the New Moon we might expect some real progressions in our relationships and perhaps even some exciting developments. 

With this mixture of the potential uprooting of complex, deep emotions and new developments, there’s also a promised, added dose of a desire for expansion and exploration this lunar cycle with Mars trine Jupiter and we can expect to see these energies increasing in light or ‘cooking in the pot on the stove’ over the next two weeks, until the time of Full Moon in Leo on Thursday the 25th of January.

The Mars trine Jupiter aspect occurs in earth signs Capricorn and Taurus today, so a real desire for something extra, both material and practical could take hold. With Capricorn’s ruler Saturn in a sextile to both Mars and Jupiter, it might be a good idea to follow your impulses, ambitions, and desires as something well worth your while could come from it that could last you a lifetime. 

Finally, with Chiron squaring the New Moon, albeit with a wide orb of more than 5°, there are chances of deep wounds coming to the surface, of course, to request healing if the opportunity is taken, and no doubt Pluto will be more than happy to assist with this process. This is most likely to happen between the 17th and the 21st of January, as the Moon passes Chiron before the first quarter Moon in Aries on the 18th (a stress point of the cycle), then Jupiter and Uranus and as the Sun moves into his exact conjunction with Pluto on the 20th and the 21st.

Of course then on the 21st Pluto will move into Aquarius, just in time to bring in some real fresh themes in time for the Full Moon on the 25th. There should be some real thematic shifts between the 21st and the 27th with this and the Sun moving into Aquarius, Venus moving into Capricorn, Black Moon Lilith moving into Virgo and then Uranus turning direct to officially mark the end of the retrograde season. What a bang, let’s hope it’s a good one.

I hope you all have a great lunar month!
Gem x

Astrology – The Planetary Alignments of February 2022

You’re invited to join me for a cup of tea and a discussion on what’s happening in February from an astrological standpoint.

I’ll begin with a short introduction and then I’ll delve right into the New Moon on Tuesday the 1st, followed by a list of transits in date order and the general themes that will likely transpire throughout the whole of the month.

Cost is free, although I welcome and encourage contributions/ donations with a warm smile 🙂 Please contribute to www.paypal.me/vineastrology

Please email gemma@vineastrology.com for a link to the Zoom event or if you have any questions.

Date and time: 31st January, 12 noon UTC
Duration: 40 mins, possibly a little bit more.

New Moon ~ 15th November 2020

There’s a New Moon in Taurus this Sunday, 15th November, at 05:07 in the UK.

The New Moon this Sunday is in Scorpio at 23°, trining Neptune, which is in domicile in Pisces and this means that we have a wonderfully watery New Moon coming up for us this weekend. The water sign energy can heighten our intuition and general sensitivity, so this is a great time to meditate to listen more closely to the things your gut has been trying to tell you over the past two months, while Mars has been retrograde.

Yes Mars, our fiery, red planet that is most comfortable blazing onward with vigour has been on his [apparent] backwards path since the 9th September, so it is not unusual at all if you have been feeling somewhat stifled or like you’re trudging through mud lately. Now on this day Friday 13th, while I am writing this article, Mars is finally moving direct-wards again so we can happily invite some greater movement and confidence into our lives from this day, going forward. Things might seem a lot clearer during the New Moon too, for this reason.

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The coming Full Moon Astrology | September 2019

The Post ~ 14th September 2019

There’s a Full Moon in Pisces next Saturday, the 14th September, exacting at around 04:30 am in the UK.

This Full Moon is all about service, self sacrifice and the renewal of efforts towards the well-structured plans we have had in place so far throughout this year, as we aim further towards our long-term goals and well-thought-out projects. There may have been times this year when we have felt less faithful or like times are a little too hard, but this Full Moon on Saturday and both the preceding and following weeks should finally help bring about a sense of newness of hope or a new boost of gusto.

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December 2018 ~ The Post

Tips for making the most out of the coming Full Moon

There’s a Full Moon next Saturday, the 22nd December, exacting at around 5:48pm in the UK.

Again, just like last month, the Full Moon will be at that all-important critical degree (00°), but this time it will be in the cardinal sign, Cancer. As in their cardinal modalities, the four cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, are all about leadership, movement and initiating, just as they each represent the start of a new season (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, respectively). As the critical 00° degree of any sign is also about beginnings, initiation and fresh starts, here is what an Astrologer might call a double whammy in indication of such things, or a double strength in likelihood of them being what this period of time could be about for many of us, most especially for those of us whose personal planets closely aspect the Sun or the Moon on the 22nd December this year. Continue reading

September 2018 ~ The Post

Tips for making the most out of the coming Full Moon

There’s a Full Moon this Tuesday, the 25th September, exacting at around 2:50am in the UK.

The Full Moon, at 1°59′ Aries, could bring about an air of relief for many of us this week, as Aries is a sign that is known to enthusiastically bounce forwards through any dilemma or event, which could perhaps help some of us to become ’emotionally unstuck’ from some of the things that have been weighing on our minds and our hearts lately. The Moon symbolises our inner, most sensitive worlds and the Full Moon especially has a tendency to help guide us through these in different ways, Continue reading