With Regulus now in Tropical Virgo, it seems so appropriate and timely as we consider a world ruled by powerful elites and societies ruled by money and power. Now we have Regulus in the sign of service, resourcefulness, technology, skill and duty, as we consider waste, global resources, efficiency and how to get things working better. This shift seems timely to say the least. We are all called to a service of some kind, helping to shape a better world.
Leo is a Fire sign ruled by the Sun and Virgo an Earth sign ruled by Mercury. The shift from one to the other brings with it a new focus, a new energy.

After an energized march through Leo, Mars tiptoes into Virgo on the 18th of August. The planet that rules warriors and athletes is a little uncomfortable in the sign of the virgin: will he work to despoil the sign, or channel his energy into constructive service?Probably a little of both. Mars in Virgo can amp up issues over genetically modified food (or the food supply in general), healthcare, and the environment. We should remember that Mars can play on both sides of any of these issues, lending a fighting spirit to organic farmers but also to Monsanto.

Heart Fire & the Spirit of LOVEღFull Moon 22°24’ Aquarius 15th August 12:29 UT Passion and playfulness easily reach fever pitch when planets traverse the zodiacal sign of the theatrical and artistic Lion – just as the personal planets are presently doing. With a hot and fiery Leo Sun, Venus, Mercury, influential asteroid Juno, AND Mars, now upping daily drama all-the-while exuding a fierce inspiration that can also inspire joyful action, a warm heart and affectionate relations; as Leo ignites the creative spark within to connect with one’s inner child (as well as with children) for fun-packed activities, so talents and gifts can be explored and expressed. Essentially, making light of life and being with loved ones and friends and gathering under decidedly quirky Aquarian Full Moon beams (and shooting stars if you’re lucky) could be an extremely satisfying and entertaining cosmic order.

What is a lunar occultation? This phenomenon occurs when the Moon passes between the earth and a star or planet, temporarily obscuring it from our viewi. It’s an eclipse of sorts, and requires an exact alignment in several different celestial planes. Because they are unified on more than one plane of measurement, these occultations are more than a simple conjunction and deserve an elevated delineation. We interpret regular eclipses as endings and beginnings, seed times when circumstances and conditions are ripe for change and development.

The Black Sheep
The New Moon in Fixed Fire (Leo)
Square Uranus, Trine Chiron and conjoined Venus
On the 1st August at 4:11am BST

The horoscope of this Full Moon LUNAR ECLIPSE, at 24°04’Capricorn, suggests mighty strong karma at work – some good and some not so, some past, some future. As usual, it is the present which matters, as what we do in the present sets the tone of future karma. Only in the present do we see how karma has worked in the past, leading us to where we are now.

When you take the time to generate a new emotional response to something in your life, you effectively create a new template of possibility that is available for anyone to access. You become an emotional generator. Or to use astrological language – you access the inner Cancerian within you!
Known also as Cardinal Water, Cancer symbolises, amongst other themes, the foundation of creation of your emotional body. It is within this dimension of your overall consciousness that you are being given the opportunity to feel the first whispers of intuition in your soul’s journey since it is through this initiatory gateway that your sOul is guided into the place of experience from the place of the Heart.

Total Solar Eclipse (New Moon)
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – 9:15am UT
12:16 pm Pacific / 3:16 pm Eastern
10 degrees 37 minutes CancerThe Eclipse EffectSolar Eclipses are New Moons aligned with the Lunar Nodes, symbolic of personal and collective evolution. They open a portal to the numinous where synchronicity and twists of fate become more apparent. While this is a Total Solar Eclipse, totality will only be viewable in some parts of Chile and Argentina, but the eclipse effect will impact us all in varying ways depending upon how it interacts with your natal chart. It’s worth noting this season also includes a Mercury retrograde, which I’ll address in depth in a future posting.

Only a few days before Solstice, aligning exactly with the spiralling Galactic Centre at 26° Sagittarius, 8:31UT Monday 17th June, this Full Honey Moon assures copious amounts of sweetness, hope, and mystery.
As cute as that may sound, keep your wits about you. Because during a Full Moon that revolves around the Milky Way in the sign of the Archer conjunct the compact gamma-ray radio source, Sagittarius A, we require information, truth, and faith, in order to navigate the unknown. Having eyes in the back of your head will also help.