May's Taurus new Moon occurs on May 3 in Australia and May 2 in the United States. This new Moon has, again, a very strong Aries influence, with Uranus, the Black Moon Lilith, Venus, Mercury, Eris, Jupiter and Mars all in Aries. A ‘Porter’, otherwise known as a baggage handler or bellboy, has a lot of work to do. He is performing a service for others and here he is seen having ‘a Mountain of Heavy Baggage’ to move or ‘Carry’. He needs to remain cheerful and not reveal how much this ‘Mountainous’ load is weighing him down; otherwise he may not get the approval of those he is 'Carrying' the load for.
posted 1 April, 2011 (Sunday, 27 March, 2011) - Lynda Hill
The Aries new Moon is quite an explosive, passionate and deeply intense one with some very interesting themes that can ignite, inspire and feed our impulses while, at the same time, teach us some interesting things about our selves and our lives and what it means to be human. Occurring on April 3 in the United States and April 4 in Australia, it's one heck of a doozy of an Aries new Moon with Mars, Lilith, Uranus, the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and Mercury all in Aries.
The full Moon in March occurs on March 19 in the United States and March 20 in Australia. This is a powerhouse full Moon, aligning as it does with Uranus just as it goes into Aries. The Sabian Symbol for the full Moon is Virgo 29: A Man Is Gaining Secret Knowledge From An Ancient Scroll He Is Reading.
March's new Moon is on March 4 in the United States and March 5 in Australia. The Sabian Symbol is Pisces 14: A Woman Wrapped In Fox Fur. She presents a beautiful image and one has the sense that she radiates intelligence, grace and wealth. The ‘Fox Fur’ carries the feeling of protection being given through the use of wit, tact, diplomacy, glamour and intellect. There is an aura of “street smarts” about the ‘Woman Wrapped in Fox Fur', like she could get out of (or into) any situation that she chooses.
February's Leo full Moon falls on February 18. The Sabian Symbol is Leo 30: An Unsealed Letter Has Vital And Confidential Information. ‘An Unsealed Letter’ is an image of words or thoughts, letters, notes or messages. They have been written, but as the ‘Letter’ is ‘Unsealed’, they have not been ‘Sealed’ in an envelope. ‘Vital and Confidential Information’ implies that important messages and information may need to be concealed from others, however, maybe things need to be out in the open? Being ‘Unsealed’ shows that it is possible that others want to be shown (or peek at) what’s been said or written.
You may feel the need to cut through any obstacles you encounter and to go straight ahead, regardless of any unseen hazards on your way. It may be necessary to examine whether you are operating at cross-purposes with someone. There may be a need to check the 'Trains' signals, to make sure that there’s not a collision with people, or complications, coming the other way. This can be particularly true if this feels like a “one-track” journey. Perhaps the situation feels like it’s never going to end, as though you’re stuck in a ‘Tunnel’, but it’s certain that it will.
January's new Moon is a partial solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring Earth's view of the Sun. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the moon's shadow misses the earth.
I am hearing many comment that they're having a particularly difficult time at the moment, or, their friends are experiencing difficulties and restrictions that are troubling them. It's certainly not an easy time. I imagine that, as with all times, it's a very meaningful one. Smack on Christmas, it's not an easy time to have Mercury retrograde. Add to that the fact that it went retrograde (I often call it 'wretchrograde') smack on Pluto, Mars and the Moon's North Node (a karmic point of destiny), and we have a potent stew of ambitions, anger, aggression, desires, frustrations, disappointments and passions, etc. Life is certainly not easy for many, and this line up is bound to be pushing some buttons.
Total lunar eclipses contain and release potent energies, and they can push into new realizations and situations, compelling us to purge what's not working for us so we can move onto the new. The effects of a lunar eclipse can last for months, so whatever is being birthed now is likely to be reflected and worked out for some time to come.
December's Sagittarius new Moon falls on December 5 in the United States and December 6 in Australia. The Sabian Symbol for the new Moon is Sagittarius 14: A Vast Panorama Of Sand And Time Is Unfolding: The Pyramids And Sphinx In Their Glory Rise Before The Eye. This is a deep and complicated degree (as are most degrees!), and it infers things all the way from building edifices of spiritual practice all the way up to multi-level marketing, big business, exploitation of labor and people's time, energy and resources.