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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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GENIUS NEW MOON

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on GENIUS NEW MOON

GENIUS NEW MOON

NEW MOON at 8 AQUARIUS 15 January 27, 7:07pm EST, 4:07pm PST, January 28, 12:07am GMT, 11:07am AEDT Image: Cosmic Message by author— a recent, spontaneous, unfinished piece compelled by an urgent need to paint. It started with the word COSMIC, then morphed. It does rather suggest this particular new moon, not that I consider it a work of genius by any means. Nertyrewrtyrewrtyuiytreswsasdf….!!!! Yes, you read that right—my computer was channeling some cosmic message that can’t be decoded with the rational mind. So appropriate...

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SUN SIGN FORTUNE COOKIES, Feb-Mar 2017

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on SUN SIGN FORTUNE COOKIES, Feb-Mar 2017

SUN SIGN FORTUNE COOKIES, Feb-Mar 2017

A light astrology dessert, as seen in Vermont Woman magazine AQUARIUS— This is your time of year. Share your shine! If you have felt underwater so far in 2017, you can now surface and breathe deeply. Plenty of social activity stimulates you. Alert your people. PISCES— Heightened emotional waves with dreams and psychic awareness help you hold your course. The February 26 eclipse in your sign opens a new level in your journey down the stream. “With a smile and a song,” flow into fresh and interesting initiatives. ARIES— You are...

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FREE UP ENERGY FULL MOON

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on FREE UP ENERGY FULL MOON

FREE UP ENERGY FULL MOON

FULL MOON at 22 Capricorn-CANCER 27 January 12, 6:34am EST, 3:34am PST, 11:34am GMT, 10:34pm AEDT Image: Breakfast corner on the porch at Fiddlewood Cottage in St John, Vi, overlooking a salt pond with ducks. Photo by author from December visit. When a little get-away is in order, I can tell  you how to get to this lovely quiet corner of the world. Have you made your New Year’s attitude adjustment? As indicated by the recent Mercury retrograde—the news, and current daily conversions—collective negative thinking is rampant. With...

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STRUCTURAL REALIGNMENT

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on STRUCTURAL REALIGNMENT

STRUCTURAL REALIGNMENT

NEW MOON at 7 CAPRICORN 59 December 28, 10:53pm PST, December 29, 1:53am EST, 6:53am GMT, 5:53pm AEDT Image: Late afternoon mountain vista from the VonTrapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont after cross-country skiing. A lot more snow coming along with the New Moon. Photo by author. With Mercury retrograde hugging the New Moon in Capricorn, we can look for realignment in some of the very basic structures of our lives. This takes care, some time and a nearby dose of Pluto to persevere in nudging some deteriorating and sagging patterns into fresh,...

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HEALING WATERS, CHANGE OF MIND

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on HEALING WATERS, CHANGE OF MIND

HEALING WATERS, CHANGE OF MIND

FULL MOON at 22 Sagittarius-GEMINI 26 December 13, 7:06pm EST, 4:06m PST, December 14, 12:06am GMT, 11:06am AEDT Image: Sputnik Planum is the large heart-shaped feature on Pluto’s surface as photographed by the New Horizons fly-by in 2014. We see half the heart here. The other half will be revealed as we investigate a whole-hearted way to enter the New Year. Read below about Pluto’s impact on the upcoming Mercury retrograde cycle.   “In between stars, what distances, and yet, how much vaster the distance that we learn...

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