Full Moons are about culmination and reaching a decision or turning point. As this eclipse is aligned with the karmic South Node of the Moon, it’s themes are strongly tied to that of release and letting go. Aquarius is about your place in the collective, the group or the family. Where have you given up your sense of bold individuality (Leo) in order to appease someone else?
While Mercury can spend as little as two weeks in a Zodiac sign, due to this retrograde phase, he’ll spend the best part of two months in Virgo. Thus, bringing extra attention, focus and critical thinking into the house topics governed by Virgo in your birth chart.
The general nature of a New Moon is to plant seeds for manifestation around the area of life the New Moon falls in. It’s like a cosmic invitation to pay attention to something you might not otherwise be focused on or be paying particular notice of.
In case you didn’t know, I recently had a birthday. It wasn’t just any birthday. It was my 40th. There were no champagne corks popping, parties or middle aged (did I just say that?) cruises to anywhere fancy. It was a lovely dinner for two out in the city and the big day itself was a trip to Byron Bay.
After being in her home sign since June 6, Venus has now shifted into fun and flirty Gemini. In Taurus, one of her ruling signs, Venus is focused on stability and material comforts. There’s a certain hold steady element to Venus while in the Bull’s sign. Although giving, she’s reluctant to move forward without certainty of outcome.
This turning point for the Sun is asks us to pause and reflect on the last 6 months, since the previous Solstice on December 21. What have you achieved? Where can you make improvements? What do you wish to manifest until the Sun stands still again?
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