August 29 – Full Moon in Pisces

This is a highly emotional full moon.  While transitioning out of the sunny social Leo into pragmatic task oriented Virgo the Pisces moon urges us to stay grounded in spirit and in our heart as we embrace our work. Watch the video with astrologer Heather Roan Robbins and High Priestess Thraicie Hawkner below, then read on for more on how to harness and work with this astrological energy:

Industrious, hard working Virgo’s taskmaster energy is in opposition to the tender spiritual Pisces.  Manage this dichotomy with jasper stones to calm nerves, ground and manifest dreams into being.  Full moon in Pisces is also influenced by Neptune, urging us to delve deeply into the dream world.  Remember that most desires you may have for indulgences or escape are really cravings to connect with magick and Spirit.  

All full moons have opposition, but Virgo and Pisces are two sides of one coin.  Virgo’s need to correct, focus, and refine needs Pisces’ imagination and creativity to make progress, otherwise everything is just busy work and anxiety.  Pisces needs to be driven by Virgo’s discipline and focus or else we may never complete our work.  These two forces must cooperate in order to manifest dreams into reality.  Move out of worry into grounded and centered vision with action.  

The year is still full of activity.  Jupiter enters Virgo and reminds us that health is our top priority.  Our work can set us free, if we plan and utilize it effectively. Give attention to get it.  Pay attention to others and they will reciprocate.

Mars and Venus are both still in Leo.  The energy is romantic and increases the intensity of emotion.   This energy can help keep us connected socially.  Expressing our spiritual and social needs requires the finesse of the Mars and Venus energy.  Lapis Lazuli and Frankencense can help us express our need for companionship and acceptance in a healthy way.

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July 31st – Full Blue Moon in Aquarius

The full moon in Aquarius on July 31 will be the second full moon this month. Whenever we have a second full moon in a month we refer to it as a blue moon. What’s so special about this full moon? Watch the video with astrologer Heather Roan Robbins and High Priestess Thraicie Hawkner below, then read read the rest of the article to get the details on the astrological influences and magical possibilities:


With the sun in Leo, this will be a party moon. There will be a great deal of energy around our non-romantic relationships. The full moon in Aqaurius lends itself to a more philosophical outlook, especially in group settings. It’s important during the moon to pay particular attention to working relationships, whether they be professional or magical. Be sure to honor your own accomplishments and acknowledge the efforts of your group or circle. Be mindful of Leo’s tendency to bask in the spotlight; make sure you are accepting credit and giving it were it is due. Watch out for Leo’s shadow aspect and make sure you are not overlooking the efforts of your support groups. Use your charisma to promote the group’s efforts and growth.

Venus is traveling back and forth in Leo before she meets up and runs conjunct with Jupiter for the rest of the summer. Mars is still in Cancer, so we will still want to be sensitive and want to protect our vulnerabilities. Now is not the time to exert your will on others, so respect their boundaries. Invite others to participate, but do not insist or make participation mandatory. If you are having problems getting perspective on stubborn or persistent issues, the full moon in Aquarius is a great opportunity to expand your scope and get a wider view of the issue.

To fully harness the magical possibilities of this full moon, surround yourself with sunny or fiery colors like yellow, gold, and orange to help anchor yourself. Tiger eye is a great gemstone to aid in your endeavors, as well. Frankensence oil and insense will help with instilling a sense of self awareness and provide a strong sense of center.

The alliances we build now with full moon in Aquarius will serve us well when the sun heads back into Virgo at the end of August and into September. This will be a busy and productive fall. Our alliances and the shared vision we create together this summer will help us move forward with projects this fall.

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July 15th – New Moon in Cancer

July 15th – New Moon in Cancer

New Moons are a chance at a new beginning, and the New Moon in Cancer is a chance to begin feeling more at home in our lives, our bodies, and our worlds. This New Moon coincides with the revealing of the clearest and closest pictures we’ve ever seen of Pluto, a planet whose opposition figures heavily into the energies surrounding this New Moon. Pluto’s opposition can seed self-doubt, but the New Moon gives us a chance to take those thoughts and turn it into energy to fuel self-improvement and to confront our anxieties.

Astrologer Heather Roan Robbins and High Priestess Thraicie Hawkner discuss in detail the particular energies of this New Moon and how to harness them to help you on your own journey and that of your loved ones. Don’t forget: we’re all in this together!

Check out the latest new moon video below, and then read the rest of the article to get the details on the astrological influences and magical possibilities:

 

With Pluto in opposition during this New Moon, we need to remember keep our homes safe, secure, and happy. Remember that change comes from within, and now is the time to plant the seeds of our personal growth. Don’t let self-doubt take hold and dissuade you from embarking on the changes you want and need.

This can also lead us to confront the darker parts of ourselves, including our fears and our anxieties. We can access these energies in a safe and positive way with the support of our friends, family, and communities. Don’t shut them out; let them help you nourish your roots, and then be sure to be there for them in turn.

As Jupiter and Venus travel through Leo and back again this summer, remember to consciously work at enriching your life and relationships.  As these two bright stars travel, they bring up an abundance of emotion. Share your emotion and your bounty with your loved ones. Give the gift of your presence and your abundance in life so that everyone can grow stronger.

Saturn will square Jupiter and Venus as they enter Leo, and this can causes imbalances in our relationships and professional lives. You may feel an increase in demands at work or feel the bonds of your relationships tested. Use this time to create or deepen your discipline in your art or your work, and note your responsibilities.

Mars is approaching square to Uranus, and this can bring a lot of fiery, passionate energy. Be mindful of your reactions, and don’t let your temper take hold. Particularly sensitive people may become more guarded and apprehensive, so be respectful of those sensitivities. Soothe yourself with meditation, aromatherapy, or deep breathing. Delay your reactions and give things time to process. Now is not the time to make impulsive, rash decisions.

This is a great time for re-invention and re-creation. This New Moon is particularly fertile, so make sure you plant your seed and nurture them well.

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