July's Cancerian new Moon occurs on July 8. Although times have been intense for longer than I can remember, this lunation feels like a bit more of a walk in the park. Having said that, the lead up to it, the days just before it, may be a bit testing with the Sun opposing Pluto and then the Moon opposing Pluto in the hours before the new Moon.
June's new Moon in Cancer falls on the 23rd in the US and the 24th in Australia. Occurring just after the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere and the Winter Solstice in the southern, it brings with it a time some changes.
December's new Moon falls right on Christmas, on the evening of 24th December in the United States and on the 25th December in Australia. The Sabian Symbol is a fabulous one and it's wonderful that Elsie Wheeler, the amazing spiritualist medium that gave birth to the Sabian Symbols in 1925, (remembering that she assigned the Sabian Symbols to degrees in a completely double blind 'experiment') gave the Symbol of Capricorn 3: The Human Soul, In Its Eagerness For New Experiences, Seeks Embodiment to the degree that most often falls on Christmas Day.
February's Pisces new Moon occurs on February 21 in the U.S. and February 22 in Australia. This new Moon is a powerfully Piscean one as it is conjunct (together with) Neptune, Pallas Athena and Chiron, with Mercury leading the charge further into Pisces. Talk about having to get one's story right! This new Moon holds so much potential for exploring the story that we tell ourselves (I see Chiron very much as that - the stories we tell ourselves)
This new Moon in Pisces occurs on the 20th March. It is a major new Moon, the third Supermoon of the year, and, because of when it falls - smack on the Equinox - and the fact that it is a total solar eclipse, it may just be the biggest new Moon of 2015.
posted 20 April, 2012 (Tuesday, 17 April, 2012) - Lynda Hill
‘An Electrical Storm’ can really wake us up. Sometimes it comes out of the blue, when we’re not expecting it. As it approaches there is a strong build up of energy and things can become stuck and static. There is a feeling of something pending, the tension and promise of a breaking point occurring at any minute. As it ‘Illuminates the Heavens and the Forests’, it sheds flashes of light on the environment or the immediate situation.
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.
June's full Moon in Sagittarius is an interesting one, and one that could be rather difficult to navigate. The few weeks leading up to it have been fairly gnarly and stressful for many and we are being tested along the path it seems, with some people being tested rather severely.