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ELEVENSEY FULL MOON

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on ELEVENSEY FULL MOON

ELEVENSEY FULL MOON

Full Moon at 11 GEMINI-Sagittarius 40 December 3, 2017 at 10:47am EST, 7:47am PST, 15:47 GMT, December 4, 2:47am AEDT Image: “Birth of a Star” by Colorado artist Karina Silver. See more of her evocative work at karinasilver.com and on FB: Karina Silver Fine Art. This Full Moon in Gemini features a couple of number games, plus Mercury retrograde at the Unicorn degree. Let’s follow some storylines; Sagittarius loves spinning a good yarn and singing a hearty song. The Moon and Sun face off at 11 degrees of their opposing signs,...

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DARK & DEEP ReNEW MOON

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on DARK & DEEP ReNEW MOON

DARK & DEEP ReNEW MOON

NEW MOON at 26 SCORPIO 19 NOVEMBER 18, 2017 6:42am EST, 3:42am PST, 11:42am GMT, 10:42pm AEDT Image: “Maiden and Frog,” sketch by author. PERSEPHONE Wind-blown, rooted in stone, I slip in and out of death. The lure of the unknown, Like a candle in a cave, Sparks the quest to the chamber of fire. I hold to the growing light. —poem fragment by author This Scorpio New Moon, perhaps the deepest and darkest dark Moon of the year, lures us into our inner depths. In the northern hemisphere, we truly are in the darker season, more dark...

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WOWZY FULL MOON

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on WOWZY FULL MOON

WOWZY FULL MOON

FULL MOON at 11 Scorpio-TAURUS 59 November 3, 10:23pm EDT, November 4, 1:23am EDT, 5:23am GMT, 4:23pm AEDT Image: Two Black Holes Dancing in remote galaxy 3C 75. This pair of supermassive black holes, at the centers of two merging galaxies 300 million light years away, are co-orbiting in an image of cosmic erotica appropriate for this Scorpio-Taurus Full Moon. Such spectacular cosmic mergers are thought to be common in crowded galaxy cluster environments in the distant universe. NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day for October 22. The...

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BIRTH and DEPTH

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on BIRTH and DEPTH

BIRTH and DEPTH

NEW MOON at 26 LIBRA 35 October 19— 3:12pm EDT, 12:12pm PDT, 8:12pm BST, 6:12am AEDT Image: HAUMEA, Hawaiian Goddess of Childbirth, is a dwarf planet with an orbit about 35 years longer than Pluto. Both planets having elliptical orbits, Haumea periodically comes closer to us than Pluto. See more below.Photo by the Instituto de Astroffsica de Andalucia, Spain, with partially colored Haumea page from this author’s Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book. A welcome Sabian Symbol for this 27 Libra New Moon: “A Spot of Light in...

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SPLENDOROUS FULL MOON

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on SPLENDOROUS FULL MOON

SPLENDOROUS FULL MOON

FULL MOON at 12 ARIES-Libra 43 October 5, 2:40pm EDT, 11:40am PDT, 7:40pm BST, October 6, 10:43am AEDT Image: The cover of Chalice Well in Glastonbury shows the sacred geometry symbol of the vesica piscis. See how each of the two circles passes through the centerpoint of the other, creating the shared space called the mandorla. This is a beautiful image of balanced relationship. Photo by author. October Summary A periodic and special meeting of the classic lovers Venus and Mars make this month special. In the sign of Virgo, it’s not a...

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CHIROTIC NEPTUNIAN NEW MOON

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on CHIROTIC NEPTUNIAN NEW MOON

CHIROTIC NEPTUNIAN NEW MOON

NEW MOON at 27 VIRGO 27 September 19, at 10:30pm PDT September 20, at 1:30am EDT, 1, 6:03am BST, 3:30pm AEST Image: My happy little garden, photo by author. The monarchs are now enjoying the zinnias and marigolds, as little by little the harvest proceeds in an extended warm spell here in the northeast U.S. The wood is now stacked and the fall leaves are starting to color and drift down. In many other places, the post-eclipse scene is not so lovely and peaceful. I feel for those suffering losses. Inevitably winter storms will come this...

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MERMAID MOONSONG

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on MERMAID MOONSONG

MERMAID MOONSONG

FULL MOON at 13 Virgo-PISCES 53 September 6, 2017, 3:03am EDT, 12:03am PDT, 8:03am BST, 10:03pm AEST Image: Koi Pond, watercolor pencil sketch by my sister Kirby Hunter. There is still a lot of fiery flare in the planetary line-up, but this Full Moon in Pisces with Sun in Virgo gives us watery moment, in some places too much water. This is a very wet Moon, with Earth-changing impact. Whatever it takes to get us to live in accord with our Mother Earth. As much as we might want to take time off and relax deeply into Neptune’s dreamland,...

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LOOKING INTO THE EYE OF THE SPHINX

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on LOOKING INTO THE EYE OF THE SPHINX

LOOKING INTO THE EYE OF THE SPHINX

New Moon, Total Solar Eclipse at 28 LEO 53 August 21, 2:30pm EDT, 11:30am PDT, August 22, 4:30am AEST Image: Photo of July 28, 1851 eclipse over Russia by Julius Berkowski, first successful photograph of a total solar eclipse. Was it was a dragon, a giant, a toad or a dog? According to various Asian peoples, the Sun will be gobbled up by one of these demons during the eclipse—unless we bang enough pots and make enough noise to cause the demons to spit out the Sun and run away. Ripple effects of this Great American Eclipse of August 21 will...

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ECLIPSE DOOR OPENS

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on ECLIPSE DOOR OPENS

ECLIPSE DOOR OPENS

FULL MOON, Partial Eclipse at 15 Leo-AQUARIUS 25 August 7, 2:11pm EDT, 11:11am PDT, 7:11pm BST, August 8, 4:11am AEST Image: Praamzius, from my Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book. This Lithuanian High God gave his name to one of the many new planetoids discovered in the distant Kuiper Belt, this one as recently as 2012. Praamzius {prom’-zee-oos) created the world and determines the fates of all beings. Ruler of sky and time, he is known to foster peace and friendship among the people. This depiction showing an ancient fire...

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LIGHT YOUR FIRE

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on LIGHT YOUR FIRE

LIGHT YOUR FIRE

NEW MOON at 1 LEO July 23, 5:46am EDT, 2:46am PDT, 10:46am BST, 7:46pm AEDT This New Moon, the first of two Leo New Moons, begins the celestial drama of August and augurs a major transition starting next May. Since the Moon has just moved into fiery Leo, we may be feeling a bit of a Cancer hangover— what we could call Crabby Lion syndrome. If you are feeling that, hopefully it won’t last long! Mars adds hot spice to this New Moon, and accompanies the Sun all the way through Leo Sun sign season, including the big deal solar eclipse on...

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CASTING OFF

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on CASTING OFF

CASTING OFF

FULL MOON, 17 Cancer-CAPRICORN, July 9, 12:07am EDT, 5:07am BST July 8, 9:07pm PDT Image: Contemplating Rebirth, web collage by Dana Hunt The powerful pattern of this Full Moon augurs the upcoming eclipses of August, as a significant and timely pager-turner. The Moon steps in Pluto’s path, as we are forced, one way or another, to cut the cord with the old and invite in fresh, revitalized energy. Mars, with the Sun in Cancer, stands opposite, evoking a urgent alignment, a call to action with a strong dose of necessity and inevitability...

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NESTING NEW MOON

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on NESTING NEW MOON

NESTING NEW MOON

NEW MOON at 2 CANCER 47 June 23, 10:31pm EDT, 7:31pm PDT June 24, 3:31am BDT, 12:31pm AEST The Sun is still at its Solstice turnaround point. The Sun starts leaning back southward at the end of its 5-day window of stillness on this New Moon, making for an extra special celestial moment and turning point of the year. Feel the tender, powerful receptivity to whatever is needed. Cancer loves its nest, its safe space, womb-like, in which to nurture and ready its fledglings—whether they be reflections, insights, gifts…..Cancer feels it way...

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DREAMSPACE GROUND

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on DREAMSPACE GROUND

DREAMSPACE GROUND

FULL MOON at 18 Gemini-SAGITTARIUS 53 June 9, 9:10am EDT, 6:10am PDT, 2:10pm BST, 11:10pm AEST Image: NASA spacecraft Juno is sending back stunning new photos of Jupiter. Here we can see the extraordinary moving patterns and features of the south pole of our giant planetary neighbor, a garden of huge storms and swirling features in a scale vastly beyond our small world. Oceanic-like south pole on the left. The more we learn about the planets, the more fascinating they become to us, the closer they feel—even Pluto! This Full Moon in...

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DUALITY GAMES

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on DUALITY GAMES

DUALITY GAMES

NEW MOON at 4 GEMINI 47 May 25, 3:45pm EDT, 12:45pm PDT, 8:45pm BST, May 26, 5:45am AEST Image: The Blue Circus, Marc Chagall, detail, 1950-52. Photo by author from 2017 show at Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal. What a wonderful expedition. A Gemini New Moon has a trickster side, this time with a Mars-driven edge of hee-hee behind it. This one is playing around with truth and consequences, opposite Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius, which loves to throw us for a loop. Don’t assume anything. Mars is juggling its whole collection of balls,...

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EXCLAMATION POINT MOON

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on EXCLAMATION POINT MOON

EXCLAMATION POINT MOON

FULL MOON at 20 Taurus-SCORPIO 24 May 10, 5:42pm EDT, 2:52pm PDT, 10:42pm BST, May 11, 8:42am AEST Image: Cosmic Tiger Buddha, collage by author. THE MOON The stars about the lovely moon Fade back and vanish very soon, When, round and full, her silver face Swims into sight, and lights all space.              —Sappho   Two intense (fixed) signs face off under this Full Flower Power Moon. Taurus is the “stuff” of life, an earth sign that consolidates and materializes the spacious, dynamic, subatomic fields of the...

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TEXTURES

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on TEXTURES

TEXTURES

Image: #10 Pond: last sheen of ice melting, mist rising, sun rays penetrating. Photo by author. “Never, says the gamekeeper Hagrid, irritably, “try an’ get a straight answer out of a centaur. Ruddy stargazers. Not interested in anythin’ closer than the moon.” —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone A Taurus New Moon is all about grounding, deeply and firmly, in our bodies and on Earth. We’ve been feeling the waters washing under the bridge for just about the whole month of April, as...

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EVOLUTION REVOLUTION FULL MOON

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on EVOLUTION REVOLUTION FULL MOON

EVOLUTION REVOLUTION FULL MOON

FULL MOON at 24 Aries-LIBRA 33 April 10, 11:08pm PDT April 11, 2:08am EDT, 7:08am GMD, 4:08pm AEST Image: Chiron and Chariklo illustration from Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book, colored by Anne Jameson. The Centaur and the Mermaid reflect April’s ongoing close conjunction of Chiron and Venus in Pisces, as Venus turns from retrograde to direct on the 15th. Chariklo, the name of an astronomical Centaur Object, like Chiron, became his wife when she shapeshifted from a mermaid into a female centaur. What kind of shapeshifting in...

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ROSE RED NEW MOON

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on ROSE RED NEW MOON

ROSE RED NEW MOON

NEW MOON in 7 Aries 37 March 27, 2017, 10:57pm EDT, 7:57pm PDT, March 28, 2017, 2:57am GMT, 1:57pm AEDT Image: Red Rose photo. Did I take this photo at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, on Peaks Island, Maine, at Dunbarton Oaks in Washington DC’s Georgetown? Or did you sent it to me? Let me know if you did. Red rose radiance is perfect for Venus and this New Moon in fiery Aries. This New Moon comes two days after a New Venus. A “New Venus” is when our next door planetary neighbor makes its closest approach to Earth in its...

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AWASH IN COSMIC SPARKLES

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on AWASH IN COSMIC SPARKLES

AWASH IN COSMIC SPARKLES

FULL MOON at 22 Pisces-VIRGO 13 March 12, 2017, 10:54am EDT, 7:54am PDT, March 13, 2:54am GMT, 1:54am AEDT Image: Lake Como in the late afternoon ©by Jan Sandman, seen on the cover of her extraordinary new book: White Stones, Bones, and Mist: Authentic Movement and Living Prayer. Learn more at http://www.jansandman.com. Let’s read an excerpt, resonant with this Full Moon, or in any moment we choose: “We allow Space.  We stand there together in silence and space. Space and Silence that is simultaneously both full and empty. The...

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INSPIRATION & CALL TO ACTION

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on INSPIRATION & CALL TO ACTION

INSPIRATION & CALL TO ACTION

NEW MOON at 8 PISCES 12 FEBRUARY 26 at 9:58AM EST, 6:58AM PST, 14:58 GMT, MARCH 1 at 1:58AM AEDT Image: “Inspiration,” oil painting by author, with images for Eris. These contrasting images show both the Pisces and Aries dimensions of this potent solar eclipse. The Eris sketch was a first take for this dwarf planet in my new Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book. It is fun to see how it resonates with the Xena poster. The final illustration is very similar. Dwarf planet Eris, discovered in 2005, was first nicknamed Xena...

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