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Taurus New Moon 2017 – The Great Mother Goddess Rises

She places her hand upon the earth, her earth, she the giver of life, the giver of food and the holder of mysteries. She has the ability to give and take, to end or begin, determined by whether she views life through the warmth of the sun, or the salt of her tears.

On the 26th April, 2017, there will be a New Moon at 6 degrees Taurus. There are few aspects to the New Moon, but her power is far from diminished, nor is her message any less complex. Ruled by Venus, who is posited on the anaretic 29th degree in Pisces, she brings with her a determined desire that her wishes for you are granted.

Symbolic with love, beauty, sex, fertility, creation and prosperity, Venus is a Goddess symbol of the Universal feminine. She is the friend that you keep, and the friend that you are. She is you as a sister, a lover, an acquaintance, and a work colleague. Venus is how you will best earn money and how you will ultimately choose to define yourself. She is where you learn to love and hate yourself, where you learn to love and hate others, and where you choose to express yourself in a sensual and creative way.

Venus forms an interesting quincunx to the Virgo ruled North Node this cycle, which indicates that elements of the present are making thoughts of the future uncomfortable. With the Taurus New Moon forming a quincunx with Black Moon Lilith, there is a lot of hidden emotional energy to contend with. Black Moon Lilith brings the darker element of humanity to mind, and you could find yourself dealing with your most painful memories at the moment, or find that you are challenged by abusive, confusing and unjust behaviour during the next month.

As Venus, the ruler of the New Moon will soon enter Aries, a sign she is not overly comfortable with, it may be challenging to recognise the true benefits that this New Moon will bring over the coming weeks. Feeling the unsettling discomfort of your, or someone else’s shadow, will challenge you to solution find and seek independence from situations or individuals that are not helping you to rise to the best of your abilities. Venus and Taurus potential is about stamina, wellness, inner determination and the desire to bring what you believe you deserve closer to you.

This Taurus New Moon cannot be discussed without mention of the Great Mother Goddess Demeter, as asteroid 1108 Demeter sits in conjunction to the New Moon. Demeter is the Goddess of the grain, the giver of food and the keeper of mysteries. She is the mother of Persephone, the Goddess of the Underworld, and together, they have been noted as Goddesses of life and death, justice and prosperity.  Worship to Demeter was seen as a time of seeking a blessing for the harvest, a wish that the great corn mother would bless all with a sizeable bounty.

Whilst there will be challenges this Taurus New Moon cycle, most of these challenges will be from within. Despite what the external may throw your way, it will be up to you how you choose to deal with it, and how willing you will be prepared to accept the consequences of your words or actions. Black Moon Lilith will bring you strength, but there is always a choice in how this strength is delivered to those around you. Black Moon Lilith is a dark muse to the intentions of the Venus ruled New Moon, however, she will connect you to the truth behind your present motivations, with Venus helping to guide you to the most prosperous ways of expression.

 

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Mars In Gemini 2017

From the 22nd of April until the 6th of June, 2017, Mars will journey through Gemini, hastening your thoughts, busying your days, and lightening the mood just a touch. Mars is the energy force of drive, passion and determination. He is the the fire in our bellies, the vehemence behind our beliefs, and he is the excitement behind our next adventure. Mars energy pushes you to stomp where you may tentatively tip-toe, and encourages you to push through boundaries that are holding you back. He is the voice of temper however, and the scream of frustration, and the apology of consequence when patience has been lost.

Gemini is the sign of the twins, an energy of duality, of light and shadow, curiosity and uncertainty. Ruling the 3rd House of closer community and communications, Mars in Gemini indicates a time of activity closer to home, exploration of information, the gathering of like-minds and the fascination of new possibility.  Mars in Gemini will also bring confusion about options, uncertainty due to scattered thinking, and a mindset that is easily distracted. It will be important to focus on staying grounded the next while, so that you are able to harness the freedom of possibility that Mars in Gemini can bring, without being side-tracked too heavily from your ultimate goals.

Aspects of Mars in Gemini in transit

Mars square Nodes – 19th – 28th April

  • More energy focused on healing/distancing self from challenges of/from the past, and a more active focus on forward/future direction.

Mars oppose Black Moon Lilith – 30th April – 10th May

  • Issues raised during this time can highlight darker behaviour in self, can find you dealing with combative others, can bring you challenging individuals or situations, can find you forced to defend yourself in some way, can find difficult memories or individuals from the past clouding the positivity of the present and future.

Mars square Neptune – 8th – 17th May

  • Can bring about challenges regards letting go of control, power struggles can occur, dominating or draining behaviour can happen within relationships, work, career or creative outlets can be draining, boundaries can be crossed or challenged by others, or you could find yourself doing the same to another, loss of desire to complete project, unrealistic desires in regards to relationships and expectations of performance in seklf or others, lacking clarity, driven to achieve hidden potential, challenged to connect with deeper meaning, spiritually heightened, sleep energy can be disrupted, may feel low in physical health, immune system can be low

Mars trine Jupiter – 8th – 17th May

  • Positive time for problem resolution, ease in sorting through any relationship issues, positive time to explore further study or to delve into the details more deeply, pleasantly social time, possible good news pocket regarding legal or career based issues

Mars quincunx Pluto – 17th – 23rd May

  • Time to mind ones need to be in the power position and in control, challenges with authority figures or self-control, challenging time for public speaking, can feel that timing is out, inappropriate words or actions either intentionally or unintentionally, struggle to remain emotionally in balance, overly chatty, nervous potential

Mars oppose Saturn – 26th May – 3rd June

  • Positive time to highlight potential to those who can assist growth and change, beneficial time for study and career exploration, positive time to explore options, time of slow progress, frustrations can be high, patience is needed

Mars sextile Uranus – 27th May – 5th June

  • Lots of ideas and possibility, erratic and unexpected potential, unusual interests, sudden insight encourages a swift change of direction that may be short-lived, clarity gained of an issue, inspired by something new

Mars sextile Nodes – 29th May – 6th June

  • Happy to leave a past element behind, positive future growth, wisdom gained about a past event, clarity gained about a future possibility

Mars square Chiron – 30th May – 7th June

  • Progress slows until lesson is gained from a past situation, guided to advise another, called to support another or others, placing other’s needs above your own, needing to learn more about a situation before forming a judgement, being misjudged by others, rushing through the process, not learning from a past mistake.

 

 

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Black Moon Lilith In Sagittarius 2017

As the dark Goddess Lilith transits from Scorpio to Sagittarius, it will be time to bring fairness and just resolution to problematic issues that have been brought to light during her travels in Scorpio. With her focus shifting from uncovering the truth behind 8th House matters involving truth, death, sex and unexpected sources of income, to foreign interests, publishing, higher learning, legal issues and religion, her influence will intensify and her impact will become more public. Global news and matters involving the press are becoming an ever growing part of an individual’s day. Where many people may have chosen to bury their heads regards world news, more attention is being paid to the intentions of overseas leaders, and the impact that their words and actions will have on a global and personal scale. Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio brought us Brexit and Donald Trump, exposing the ugliness behind many attitudes regarding refugees and people in need, and now Black Moon Lilith will expand on that legally, religiously and idealistically.

Black Moon Lilith will enter Sagittarius on the 15th of February, with her first lengthy aspect being a square to the Virgo/Pisces Nodes on the 27th February until the 30th of March. Nodal transits of any kind are confusing, as you feel torn between what is comfortable emotionally and what is unknown territory. There will be choices made during this month period, and you may decide to return to an old habit or dream, or you will opt for a new emotional mindset. You could also find that situations at this time call for you to forgo something self-based in favor of a more service-to-others approach.

Ceres, Goddess of the grain and source of prosperity, will oppose Black Moon Lilith from the 2nd of May until the 3rd of June. This will be a month to watch the spending and the desire to indulge. There could be some level of global trade issue to contend with, or decisions from those in power may impact on the finances. Information revealed at this time could force you into seeking out new opportunity, or adjusting the budget in some manner. This could also be a time where health and well-being is to be considered, and how you are choosing to nourish your physical, spiritual and intellectual self.

From the 28th of May until the 28th of September, Black moon Lilith will experience her longest aspect during her Sagittarius sojourn, which is a sextile to Jupiter in Libra. As Jupiter is in fact ruling Black Moon Lilith, this can enhance the possibility of this energy combination. Whilst a sextile is considered a benefic aspect, or an easement, there can always be too much of a good thing. As Black Moon Lilith can easily be considered a malefic in astrology, challenging situations can intensify here. Where there is an imbalance of emotional justice, this can escalate, and legal or religious issues can become ugly. It would be wise to be careful of what is shared on publication platforms at this time, and to keep your faith ideals to yourself, especially in hostile environments. This has the potential of being a very volatile and loudly opinionated time, and it will be very difficult to have your opinion heard, especially if you are the odd voice out. This period of the transit is best handled by adhering strictly to the rules. It will be a question of timing and of allowing this energy to work with you, rather than resisting the energy flow due to feelings of righteousness. Positively expressed, and this period of her transit will enable you to right certain wrongs and enrich your faith. This will also be a very positive time for deeper research and higher learning, and exploring surface interests on a more thorough level. Legal issues can be complex at this time, so patience will be needed if you are dealing with others in the system.

Neptune will cloud the present and dampen the mood from the 4th of June until the 9th of July, with a square to Black Moon Lilith that can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. Where the present goal is not meeting the subconscious desire, there can be feelings of restlessness and uncertainty. Here, in particular, it can be easy to give in to negative thoughts and to allow anger, disappointment and resentment to dictate your next move. It will be important to focus on the positives and to be just a little self critical if you find yourself wallowing over what isn’t, rather than appreciating what is. This will be a positive time to realign yourself to what really matters if you have wandered off course, and to reconnect with ideals and goals that enrich you.

In August, Black Moon Lilith meets Saturn in a conjunction for close to a month, which can slow down problem solving, create a challenging research environment, and make dealing with those in distance lands a chore. Career wise, this can also be a challenging transit, and clashes with those in authority can also be a concern. There will be a need to follow the process here, and to slow down by taking more care of the present and future direction. Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius will ignite feelings of indignation, and this transit can cause that indignation to lose direction. There can be too heavy a focus on being right and not enough focus on resolving issues. Enemies can be easily made here, and confrontations can occur at the workplace or within the social/associates circle. Saturn naturally reduces ones confidence, and this transit can find your confidence wane due to the feedback of others. Whilst it will be important to take note of constructive feedback if it comes to you, it will be even more important to separate the self-righteous need of others to be right within your individual situation. There can be a lot of blame laying with this conjunction, and a lot of accusation. Follow the path to the truth, obey the laws of the moment, and choose your battles wisely.

Ceres in Cancer will form a quincunx with Black Moon Lilith from the 29th of August until the 11th of September, which can bring challenges in the domestic environment, cause upset in your security levels, and create uncertainty surrounding your usual approach and ideals. Cancer rules home, family and tradition and a quincunx is an aspect of discomfort. Opinions may clash, expectations may not be met and you may question the present tradition, without any clear idea or path to resolution.

At the end of August, through to the end of September, Black Moon Lilith will form a trine to the Leo ruled North Node. This will be a positive and confident time, and one where you will be able to rise above any draining issues within the social sphere. Tentative and merely polite friendships will be lucky to last during this transit, and it will be a fabulous time for connecting with those who share your vision. Whilst Black Moon Lilith will bring trouble your way, she will also encourage you to champion your own cause, so whilst drama may join you here, you will have the personal power to deal with it. This will also be a positive time for creative pursuits, as it will be healing to work with your hands and mind in some form of artistic expression.

From the 21st of September until the 17th of October, a square between Black Moon Lilith and Chiron will bring both lessons and healing. As she is nearing the end of her journey in Sagittarius, perhaps this is the time to contemplate where drama, tension and conflict has transpired since February. This is a good time to consider the knowledge gained, the lessons learned, and to accept where you may have overreacted or failed to accept responsibility for your role in a negative situation.  This transit will highlight where personal work is needed and where you may need to give more to others, rather than simply focus on your own need.

Uranus in aspect to Black Moon Lilith from the 29th of September until the 26th of October will both enlighten and confuse with possibility. Whilst this trine will bring revelation and understanding, it can lack direction, causing more frustration and restlessness than proactive problem solving. When Uranus is involved, it is often easiest to follow your inspired ways of thought, even if you ultimately change your mind. Much of what transpires at this time may need time to make sense, so be patient and don’t fret too heavily.

Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius will be a loud and energetic transit, that will find you pushing forwards where you have been suppressed. You will find that you are quick to defend your beliefs and that you will be determined to rectify past emotional wrongs. This will be a positive transit when handled in an emotionally controlled and directed manner, as you will be able to bring fairness back to imbalanced situations. This will not be a positive transit when self-righteousness clouds logical reason and the need to be right outweighs basic common sense. It will be important to remain grounded and honest, and to be truthful with yourself at all costs. There will be a lies and twisted perceptions to contend with during this transit, and it will be important to remain objective and to research claims, especially if they seem extraordinary.

BLACK MOON LILITH IN SAGITTARIUS TRANSIT DATES – dates are in AEST time

  • Enters Sagittarius 15th February
  • Sun square BML – 17th February – 22nd February
  • Mercury square BML – 26th February – 1st March
  • Nodes square BML – 27th February – 30th March
  • Mars quincunx BML – 12th March – 18th March
  • Mercury trine BML – 15th March – 17th March
  • Sun trine BML – 23rd March – 28th March
  • Venus trine BML – 24th March – 30th March
  • Mercury quincunx BML – 6th April – 12th April
  • Sun quincunx BML – 27th April – 1st May
  • Mars oppose BML – 1st May – 8th May
  • Venus trine BML – 12th May – 18th May
  • Ceres oppose BML – 2nd May – 3rd June
  • Mercury quincunx BML – 25th May – 28th May
  • Jupiter sextile BML – 28th May – 28th September
  • Sun oppose BML – 1st June – 5th June
  • Neptune square BML – 4th June – 9th July
  • Mercury oppose BML – 13th June – 15th June
  • Venus quincunx BML – 19th June – 22 June
  • Mars quincunx BML – 24th June – 1st July
  • Mercury quincunx BML – 28th June – 30th July
  • Sun quincunx BML – 6th July – 11th July
  • Mercury trine BML – 15th July – 18th July
  • Venus oppose BML – 19th July – 32rd July
  • Saturn conjunct BML – 7th August – 12th September
  • Sun trine BML – 11th August – 16th August
  • Venus quincunx BML – 17th August – 20th August
  • Mars trine BML – 19th August – 27th August
  • Ceres quincunx BML – 29th August until 29th September
  • North Node trine BML – 31st August – 29th September
  • Venus trine BML – 14th September – 17th September
  • Sun square BML – 15th September – 20th September
  • Chiron square BML – 21st September – 17th October
  • Mercury square BML – 27th September – 29th September
  • Uranus trine BML – 29th September – 26th October
  • Venus square BML – 11th October – 14th October
  • Mercury sextile BML – 15th October – 18th October
  • Mars square BML – 16th October – 23rd October
  • Sun sextile BML – 19th October – 24th October
  • Venus sextile BML – 6th November – 10th November
  • Enters Capricorn 10th November

 

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Pisces Eclipse 2017 – Chasing The Chalice

On the 26th/27th of February, there will be a Solar Eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces, which will be action packed on both an internal and external level as the Pisces and Neptune energy flow stirs up the subconscious, and the Aries intensity fires up the passions. There is very little Air and Fixed influence this eclipse cycle, meaning that it will be the strength of the heart and the depths of the soul that will be at play over the next six months. Where the previous Aquarius Lunar eclipse brought to your attention just where life may have been lacking in intellectual inspiration and life-long aspiration, this eclipse will push for more in regards to you achieving your aims and fulfilling your potential.

Pisces rules the 12th House of past lives and hidden matters, and is traditionally the home of institutions. Transits to the 12th House, or involving Pisces/Neptune energy can be frustrating due to their cloudy and uncertain nature. With Pisces symbolism, you experience themes involving the imagination, intuition, and untapped potential, and whilst these are all positives, as they often push you outside of your comfort zone, these transits or events are challenging because their full intention is unseen and slow to evolve. With the Pisces New Moon Eclipse forming a waxing conjunction to Neptune, clarity can face lengthy delays, with both your mood and your patience being tested. You can expect to experience the highs and lows of Neptune impacting on your overall state of mind, and it will be easy to become carried away by life’s negatives, or to lose yourself within an unrealistic dream.

Also playing a major influence on the potential of this eclipse is the Cardinal opposition of retrograde Jupiter in Libra to the Mars, Uranus and Eris conjunct in Aries. With Uranus and Eris in conjunction, there is clarity regarding where personal goals may have gone off track, and where there is a disconnect in your role within the collective, and with Mars in conjunction, there is the drive to make this right. Whilst Eris can bring with her a desire for revenge, she also brings with her the opportunity to resolve unjust situations. Whilst this energy combination can cause chaos when ungrounded, there is the potential to break old habits and to free yourself from negative goals in order for you to redefine yourself.

What does need to be discussed regarding this Pisces New Moon eclipse cycle, is the focus on faith and fairness. Asteroid 2597 Arthur is in conjunction with the New Moon, and as a modern day symbol of Christianity and wholesomeness,  Christian ideals and expectations will be a continued growing force over the next six months on a global scale. With the input of Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Eris, there will also be continued questioning of the legal system and the impacts on chosen systems of faith, with far more protests and upheaval to be expected as the two themes collide. On a personal level, you will find you are on a journey of faith and of protecting your own set of ideals. You will be driven, on an external and subliminal level, to fulfill your part in righting deemed wrongs, and to adjust your lifestyle to one that is authentic to your beliefs.

Whilst eclipses are highly unpredictable, overall this Pisces New Moon eclipse will create a restless determination to bring about big change, even if that change is slow in its evolution. You can find that that where there is will, that you will be determined to find a way, and that despite the moments of clouded uncertainty which will undoubtedly shadow you at times, that you will make steady progress with your goals. This is an excellent time to detox yourself from bad habits and relationships, and for setting a more positive and less fearful course of action.

 

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Black Moon Lilith In Scorpio 2016

Black Moon Lilith slipped into Scorpio on the 22nd May, 2016, and will remain in Scorpio until February 14th, 2017. Moving through the sign of deep, raw passion, and dealing with matters involving sex, death and taxes, Black Moon Lilith will challenge you through the process of fear, emotional transformation, and rebirth. Scorpio is a sign of revelation, and is a time where personal reality is exposed. It is always a choice whether this reality is embraced, or if denial will continue, but the truth exposed will be a clear view of your present intimate commitments and how you are being influenced by others. With Saturn in Sagittarius, there is a lot of hot winded opinion and self-righteousness about, and a lot of manipulation within all forms of publications. Whilst the truth can be hard to find through all of the fanaticism, conspiracy theories, and greed fuelled media self-interest, Black Moon Lilith will push you to see the truth within your present situation. It will be through the events that transpire, or the messages that are received during this transit, that you will gain a new understanding, a stronger sense of self, and hopefully, find ways to seek out positive independence. 

Black Moon Lilith is not a gentle influence, and her lessons more often than not come from harsh and draining experiences. During her transits you often experience ill-treatment or abuse, or find yourself wrongly accused. It will be extremely important this year that you are on top of all financial matters. This is not a year to be flippant about taxation, or about any form of welfare payment that you may be entitled to. If there is a passing within the family, or where there may be any form of inheritance, you may find yourself exposed to accusation or false dealings from those whom you felt you could trust. You may find yourself exposed to the uglier side of those you have known for years, or may even discover a nasty side of yourself that you didn’t know existed.

In the realm of romance and sexuality, laws involving same sex marriage will continue to be challenged and championed, as opinion continues its divide. With Saturn remaining in square to Neptune for a large portion of this transit, the darker side of sexual opinion and self-righteousness regarding an individuals sexuality will continue. However, with the fall-out of the Uranus and Pluto square still manifesting itself, people in general are recognising their own power, with both politicians and religious leaders alike being forced to take notice. This Black Moon Lilith transit will expose more ugliness, but this is a work in progress, that will continue to grow in strength and fairness. Casual sex may also be a challenging enterprise, and extra caution would be advisable when meeting new lovers. Cheating partners can also be exposed with this transit, and where there is temptation, these matters will only become more complicated. Adhering to your primal instincts is a must with Black Moon Lilith, and it is important that you are not dismissive of your instincts regards possessiveness, or overall creepiness.

Domestic violence has been figuring strongly within the media, and this may also continue during this transit. These matters have been a growing concern for a very long time, but they have reached a point where they are being freely discussed and dealt with as best as the present legal system will allow. There will be charlatans during this time however, and it will be challenging to discern the truth in certain domestic violence situations. There could also be an increase of deaths due to domestic violence, with legal inequalities being exposed, and there will no doubt be more disappointing exposees involving paedophilia.

From the 13th of August until the 10th of September, Black Moon Lilith will be in trine to Neptune. As she will also be in easement to the Nodes from the 27th of August until the 1st of October, this will be a confusing time, and there can be indecision one moment, and strong conviction the next. You can find your energy levels are challenged and that your health ‘may’ also struggle.  This is a few weeks where your judgement can be off, and where you can easily become obsessive. Lethargy can also be an issue, and it can be easy to overlook important dates or payments as your mind can be on other matters. With thoughts of the future and memories of the past clouding your clarity, allow ample time for decision making where possible, so that you can ensure that you have all of the facts that you need, and that you are comfortable within your options.

Pluto also joins Black Moon Lilith in an easement from the 27th of September until the 22nd of October, which will give you further insight into your present life’s inequalities, and gift you with the energy in which to bring about positive change where needed. Whilst the first few days of this transit may be a wash of frustrated confusion, resist the temptation to react, and wait for clarity to dawn after the 1st of October.

Healing calm walks with Black Moon Lilith, as Chiron joins her in a trine from 8th November until the 11th of December. This enlightening combination will find you both teacher and student, as you will help another through an unjust situation, or learn more details of an untoward event in your own life. Chiron and Black Moon Lilith will help you to mend internal bridges and to connect with the lessons gained over the last few months. This transit will give you more appreciation for the goodness in your life, and for the knowledge and wisdom that you have already gained.

From the 10th of November until the 7th of December, Black Moon Lilith will be in sextile to Uranus. Now this can be a challenging transit as whilst it is insightful, it is also impulsive and may encourage you to react without all of the facts. You could find that a relationship unravels in an unusual way, or that an attack from another takes you completely by surprise. This transit will be unique and have unexpected elements, so an open mind and flexible approach at this time will be essential.

Ceres will also connect with Black Moon Lilith in a quincunx from the 21st of November until the 11th of December, and is a time where relationships within the feminine can be strained. You could find that deeper concerns about the maternal reappear, or mothers find that issues involving their children are in the spotlight. There could also be power struggles within relationships, or you could find that a new relationship impacts on your connection with a friend or family member.

Whilst Black Moon Lilith is a powerful energy influence, her connection to Neptune during her journey throughout Scorpio, and Neptune’s square with Saturn, will interfere with much of her proactive potential. Neptune’s influence will disguise many of her messages, and a lot of her common sense can be lost. There will be times where remaining within the illusion will be the simpler solution and times where the manipulation of others will win out. However, events that happen and connections that are made and lost, will help you to push through some of the personal false walls that you may have built, and help you to regain your inner strength and sense of self. When those harsh moments hit and the nastiness knocks on your door, remind yourself of who you are and stand tall in your own strength as best as you can.

BLACK MOON LILITH IN SCORPIO TRANSIT DATES – dates are in AEST time

  • Enters Scorpio 22nd May
  • Venus quincunx BML – 22nd May – 26th May
  • Mercury Quincunx BML – 14th June – 16th June
  • Venus trine BML – 19th June – 23rd June
  • Sun trine BML – 23rd June – 28th June
  • Mercury trine BML – 1st July – 3rd July
  • Venus square Black Moon Lilith – 16th July – 20th July
  • Mercury square Black Moon Lilith – 17th July – 19th July
  • Sun square Black Moon Lilith – 29th July – 2nd August
  • Mercury sextile Black Moon Lilith – 4th August – 8th August
  • Venus sextile Black Moon Lilith – 12th August – 15th August
  • Neptune trine Black Moon Lilith – 13th August – 10th September
  • Nodes sextile/trine Black Moon Lilith – 27th August – 1st October
  • Sun sextile Black Moon Lilith – 2nd September – 7th September
  • Pluto sextile Black Moon Lilith – 15th September – 22nd Octover
  • Mercury sextile Black Moon Lilith – 20th September – 27th September
  • Venus conjunct Black Moon Lilith – 5th October – 9th October
  • Mars sextile Black Moon Lilith – 20th October – 26th October
  • Mercury conjunct Black Moon Lilith – 4th November – 7th November
  • Chiron trine Black Moon Lilith – 8th November – 11th December
  • Sun conjunct Black Moon Lilith – 10th November – 14th November
  • Uranus sextile Black Moon Lilith – 12th November – 7th December
  • Ceres quincunx Black Moon Lilith – 21st November – 11th December
  • Venus sextile Black Moon Lilith – 29th November – 3rd December
  • Mars square Black Moon Lilith – 7th December – 13th December
  • Venus square Black Moon Lilith – 28th December – 1st January
  • Ceres quincunx Black Moon Lilith – 11th January – 8th February
  • Sun sextile Black Moon Lilith – 15th January – 19th January
  • Mars trine Black Moon Lilith – 23rd January – 29th January
  • Venus trine Black Moon Lilith – 31st January – 5th February
  • Mercury sextile Black Moon Lilith – 6th February – 9th February
  • Enters Sagittarius – 14th February

 

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Saturn Square Neptune 2016

When two opposing forces meet in a tension filled aspect, it is natural to feel some form of trepidation. Both Saturn and Neptune are slow moving planets, and both are quite determined with their intentions. Saturn is an influence of contraction and responsibility, whilst Neptune is a limitless and freedom seeking counterpart. Forming a square, this aspect will create tension and frustration in its efforts to force some level of action to take place.

Saturn is in Sagittarius, a sign that is known for it’s positivity, righteousness and quest for knowledge. With Saturn naturally ruling the sign of Capricorn, you have a steady and responsible potential stifling the loud and expressive archer. With the 10th House goal impacting on the seeking need of the 9th House, the energy involving higher righteousness, religious ideal and the world view, is dampened and clouded by authoritative voices playing on the fear energy of the world at large.

Neptune is presently in his natural home of Pisces, and brings the domain of the 12th House – hidden elements, solitude, isolation, institutions and inner wellness into the equation. Neptune highlights areas of loss, causes confusion, encourages illusions, embraces delusions and incites feelings of lost hope. Uniting in an aspect of tension, Saturn square Neptune will endeavour to bring structure to ideals, and enforce responsibility. Saturn will encourage you to condense your focus, so that you are only concerned with the larger matters that are concerning you. Neptune will in-turn help you to free yourself of ideals and belief patterns that have been having a negative impact on you. Together, Saturn and Neptune will endeavour to guide you to a more productive and satisfying way of uniting your higher ideals and knowledge within your present public life. This is a particularly auspicious transit for those who are spiritually or artistically inclined, as you will shed the skin of false belief in lesser talents or ideals, and only embrace where your true gifts lie. Especially from late June until September, when frustration from failed attempts at trying to perform the same old tasks, or devoting yourself to the same old ideals, without achieving results, will compel you to take action by seeking out alternatives. Together, Saturn and Neptune will help you to trust in your intuition and your common sense, and reward you with renewed passion and more creative satisfaction. But be careful. This transit is not without it’s let downs and every time you experience a moment of loss, be wary of where you connect with optimism and regained hope.

What is very important this transit, is to remain strong in your beliefs, whilst keeping your mind open to the beliefs of others. It can be very easy to allow fear and anxiety, which is a natural shadow for both Saturn and Neptune to dictate your thoughts and actions. This aspect can achieve great things and find solutions to important matters, when it is approached with the desire for freedom and resolution. It is important to know your own fears and to take responsibility for your own thoughts, so that you are not vulnerable prey for the media, government and corporate propaganda, and even the new age ‘guru’ money machine, that is attempting to manipulate your fears to their own benefit.

 

Saturn square Neptune dates

2 November – 26 December, 2016

  • 12 May – 13 october

Aspect Influences

Jupiter – Saturn – Neptune t-square

  • 4 March – 14/16 June

Saturn sesquiquadrate Uranus

  • 26 June – 10 September

Uranus semisextile Neptune

  • 11 July – 5 September

 

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