What exactly is a Rising Sign (also known as the Ascendant) and why would it garner so much attention as to be mentioned in the same phrase as a Sun sign? And, what significance does it have on your life? Because it is the literal starting point of our entire chart. It is the eastern-most point on our chart at the moment of our birth. Thus the Rising Sign determines where every single planet falls in our chart…
June opens on the heels of the Full Flower Moon in Sagittarius on May 29th still casting a glow over us. This is a generous, gentle and sensuous Full Moon underscored by a grand planetary formation in water signs. This grand water alignment takes some of the harsh edges off the jolt that many of us experienced in May when Radical Uranus and Motivating Mars sharply shifted gears, challenging each other.
What’s my moon sign and what does it say about me? Many of us are familiar with our Sun sign. We will occasionally read our horoscope in newspapers, magazines or online. However, there is much more to our own personal horoscope. Each planet, from the Moon to Pluto, is in a particular sign and house at the moment of our birth. Together, these comprise our astrological chart. The Moon is our emotional interior, our feelings, how we interpret and digest stimulus on the deepest level. Only when we are very, very at ease, do we show our Moon and relate to others with it.
While there are the usual planetary sign changes during this month of May, one, in particular, makes us stand up and take notice. Uranus, planet of rebellion, genius, invention and the non-mainstream, has been cycling through fiery Aries for the past seven years. At mid-month, Uranus shifts into earthy Taurus. As Taurean Barbra Streisand says: let’s talk. Uranus is change. It is called The Great Awakener.
April opens in the afterglow of theFull Moonon March 31st. It was the second Full Moon in March, making it the second Blue Moon of the year. As with all Full Moons: life, circumstances, relationships, our work, are seen completely at the brightest visibility.
Full moons, new moons, blue moons, blood moons, wolf moon, worm moon, snow moon, pink moon, harvest moons, flower moon, haunted moons, moon river... oh my! What do we need to do and when to get the most benefit of their powerful energies?
After a rare February with NO full moon, March will have two full moons beginning with the Full Worm Moon on the 1st and wrapping up with the second Blue Moon of the year on March 31st. Pisces energy surrounds and envelops us, spilling over the containers of our lives. Five planets are moving through lyrical, inspiring Pisces on Day 1. Like any sign, Pisces has its benefits and challenges...
February ushers in on the 31st with a Super Blue Blood Moon - the first in over 150 years. The second Full Moon of January (or Blue Moon) also has its full lunar eclipse occurring in the sign of Leo. As befitting the sign of Aquarius which colors much of February, this is a somewhat unusual month celestially. The air sign of Aquarius and its planet Uranus rule anything offbeat, non-mainstream, unpredictable, sudden, avant-garde, genius, and ingenuity. Expect the Unexpected!