Daily Moon Myths with Agent 66 Sara Gilbert

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Sara Gilbert

August 22 Total Solar Eclipse/Leo New Moon

Total Solar Eclipse in Leo 2017 is exact tomorrow morning 22 August at 4.30 am (AEST) and receiving a lot of attention, as it will be the first Total Solar Eclipse visible across continental USA in 99 years and significant world events traditionally tend to erupt along the path of an eclipse.

It is also a rare second Leo New Moon at 28 degrees and 53 minutes of the sign.  The spotlight has been fair and square on the Leo-Aquarius axis in the zodiac ever since the Lunar Nodes changed into these signs on May 10 this year and the prior Penumbral Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Leo in the signs on February 11!    The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 8 was a slightly stronger Partial Lunar Eclipse and now, following the conjunction of the Sun with the North Node last week on August 17, we have a Total Solar Eclipse!

The polarity of Leo-Aquarius brought into play by the change of sign of the Lunar Nodes in May will impact the sign of eclipses through to the end of 2018.  So the emphasis on shining your light through personal creativity and self-expression, versus what is considered good for the group, tribe, community, culture and how others in the community at large approve of/or accept you, remain in play for another 18 months.

The power of Leo is being emphasized even further by the closeness to the Fixed Star Regulus to this Total Solar Eclipse.  The alpha star of the constellation of Leo, it is called the “Heart of the Lion” and one of the four most significant Fixed Stars, the “Royal Stars of Persia”. It is currently positioned just inside Virgo, at 00 degrees and 3 minutes, after finally changing sign from Leo on November 28 2011.  (The Fixed Stars move only one degree in 72 years, hence their name!).  Regulus brings power, leadership and greatness providing it is used generously for the greater good!  It is a challenging energy as it will turn savagely against anyone who uses it arrogantly, unkindly or for revenge!

The Sabian Symbol for the 29th degree of Leo is “A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form”.  This speaks of a yearning for conscious form and solidity, a stage at which intense feeling intuition from the unconscious is about to become conscious thought.

Do you have the courage to be who you are without being pulled down by so much collective suffering in the world that surrounds you?  Can you shine and light the way forward without descending into feeling powerless or descending into the shadow of Leo in tyranny, pride, arrogance, childishness and self-importance.

Solar eclipses in ancient times were often associated with the death of kings and the fall of leaders, a death resulting from too much ego.  This eclipse is powerfully charged by Mars and the North Node conjunct the luminaries forming a wide Grand Trine or Fire Triangle in the sky with Uranus and Eris in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius.  There is potential for recklessness, overconfidence and accidents so take care.

total solar eclipse in leo chart

Strong feminine energies are being added from the asteroid belt!  The Moon has recently been merging energy with Nephthys Queen of the Night and midwife to those in the realms between life and death.   Circe and Persephone are neatly sandwiched between the North Node and the Sun, reminding us of the shape shifting or transformation we are needed into make at this time, by descending into the underworld of our psyche.  At a Solar Eclipse the Moon blocks out our ego along with the Sun and we are able to see ourselves as we really are.  This brings the potential for deeper than usual insights into who we are and what we have the potential to grow into.

Be mindful that this is also the second of two New Moons in Leo during 2017!  A much more significant event than the so called “Blue Moon” when there are two Full or New Moons in a calendar month.  The Gregorian calendar month was after all a construct of the Catholic Church in 1582, not a cosmic cycle of nature.  These two Leo New Moons are made more powerful by the Aquarius Full Moon and Leo New Moon in August both being Eclipses, so having an energy which lasts beyond the monthly Lunar cycle into the months until the next eclipse season in January/February 2018.  The area of your life that will be most impacted by each of the two Leo New Moons will also quite possibly be different depending on where the sign of Leo falls in your horoscope chart.  They fell at  just 0 degrees and 44 minutes in July and now at 28 degrees and 52 minutes in August!  More than likely this will begin in one house and end in the next one.

I remember watching the Total Solar Eclipse over Northern Australia in 2012 live on television as it happened and how amazed I was at the depth of feeling I encountered.  I encourage you to watch this Total Solar Eclipse live, if you are able to, over the internet or in person of course if in the US,  its an experience not to be missed!

The symbol of the proud and powerful lioness in Sekhmet, from the Egyptian cosmology sets proudly with Venus emphasizing all that we  love in the beauty of the lion as a symbol of Leo and stamping her authority over the event!

August 21 Busy Day Preparing for the Solar Eclipse

Its a busy day in the sky as the main players in the upcoming solar eclipse make some final moves in preparation. The Sun made an awkward quincunx connection to Chiron in the early hours of this morning, shining his light on your Chiron wound and allowing you to adjust the way you see it in preparation for the healing to come (when your ego is blacked out by your emotions). Mars formed a productive sextile to Jupiter around the same time opening up opportunities for personal growth and the confidence to take necessary action. This afternoon, exact at 4.21 pm (AEST), t and then betweenhe Sun forms an easy flowing trine aspect to Uranus, which is excellent energy for making new discoveries about yourself with a heightened perception. So expect a few ahah moments and listen to what is bubbling up from your inner depths! The Moon in Leo is merging energy with the asteroid Nephthys at present between 7 am and 11 am, another lady of the night she guides us between the realms. I’ve had some interesting insights about her recently so this was very interesting. From 12 pm to 4 pm the Moon moves on to connect with Mars and then between 7 pm and 10.30 pm merges energy with the North Node and the asteroids Circe and Persephone. These two are also connected strongly with changing your state and connecting with the unconscious. Circe was a shape shifting witch from the Odyssey and Persephone Hades Queen who spent a proportion of her life ruling the Underworld with him every year.

August 20 The Dawn meets the Moon in Leo

The Moon moves into the sign of Leo at 3.54 am (AEST) and prepares to shadow the Sun in two days time when they unite for the Leo New Moon. Tomorrow afternoon she meets up with the first of the intuitive asteroids in the sign, another of my favorites, Eos, the Goddess of the Dawn and Mother of the Stars. Venus was furious when she discovered Eos in bed with her own lover Mars one day. So she cursed Eos so that she would only desire much younger, handsome men. Not daunted Eos bedded Orion the most handsome of them all! This is said to be why she blushes when she meets the day every morning!

August 19 Powerful Energy as Sekhmet and Hekate merge with Venus and the Moon

Powerful asteroid connections today as the Moon in Cancer connects with two of my personal spiritual guides, Sekhmet and Hekate, as they merge energy with Medusa and Venus between 7 am and 4 pm today (AEST). Sekhmet was said to be created out of the eye of Ra the Sun God in Egypt as his warrior Goddess to deal out fame and punishment to humanity as was deserved. I had a wonderful experience in her temple in Egypt in 2010, a beam of sunlight falls directly on her head as shown in the photo. I have worn a gold replica of her around my neck, almost consistently ever since. Hekate was a powerful equivalent in the Greek cosmology who also found me, rather than the other way around. Medusa had a mane of serpents rather than a lion’s head thanks to Pallas Athena, however when Perseus cut off her head, out popped Perseus the famed and beautiful winged horse, the outcome of her rape by Poseidon, God of the sea and horses! Venus is also making an awkward connection to Saturn today reminding us to look carefully at what we are taking on as our responsibility in relationships, and ensure we are being true to who we really are and not doing things for others to ensure they love us!

August 18 Moon in Cancer

The Moon changed sign from social and airy, mind focused Gemini, into emotional and watery Cancer, in the early hours of the morning. Its a quiet day for the asteroids, so nothing to distract you from concentrating on your home and those you love.

August 17 Sun Conjunct North Node

In the centre of all the focus on Leo energy through this powerful eclipse season, the Sun merges energy with the North Node of the Moon within the sign, strongest around 8 am this morning (AEST). These are two of the strongest forces in the human character the pull to develop our individuality, be the person we have the potential to become and follow the purpose our soul set for us in this incarnation.

The Sun conjunct the North Node encourages you to develop a healthy ego through your association with others, to feel good about yourself and the way you connect to the greater community that you operate within. It may be that you make new contacts which are beneficial to this goal or just that you receive indications from others around you that you are getting this right or wrong as the case may be. In either case your shared experiences with the public become important in your personal development in some way over this time.

The quest to find life purpose through the North Node is further strengthened by the Grand Trine in Fire it has formed with Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries, further strengthening the need to get what is valued right and be true to your own unique individuality.

Venus makes a challenging square to Jupiter, the planet of expansion and in some cases excess, at the same time. This could help your popularity with others and the positive achievement of your feeling positive about your public recognition, just be careful you don’t get over confident and start to be come arrogant or boastful as this won’t help your cause. As always balance is the key.

From 2 am to 5 am this morning the Moon in Gemini connected with the asteroid Dionysus, archetype of wine, women and song, having a good time. Maybe not the best way to connect with the public! Between 2 pm and 6.30 pm the Moon moves on to connect with Kassandra and Demeter who have a very different experience. Kassandra could see the future very clearly, but lacked the ability to be believed, perhaps she didn’t believe in her predictions herself? Demeter lost the person she loved most compulsively, her daughter, to Persephone’s need to become a woman in her own right and have her own life.

All three archetypes have lessons to open our eyes around some of the traps when we seek to develop a healthy relationship with the public.

August 16 Oppression through Mars and Pluto

The Moon changed sign from safe and steady Taurus to quick and curious Gemini a few minutes after midnight this morning (AEST). Between 10 am and 4 pm she will merge energy with the asteroid Lilith and her own White Moon point Selena. As archetypes these two form an opposition in meaning between taking on feminine strength in a kind of masculine parody or being strong as only a woman can be strong. Interestingly Mars, the planet associated with masculine strength and courage, forms an awkward quincunx aspect to Pluto, the planet known for transformation through radical means and manipulation, later today. This will be strongest around 8.30 pm and may bring on arguments and battles for control. You will gain more success and happiness through making an adjustment to how forceful and compulsive you are around achieving your ends.

August 15 Venus opposes Pluto

Relationships are subject to undercurrents and subtle or not so subtle power plays today! Venus is opposing Pluto who governs the unconscious. Strongest around 9.15 pm this evening (AEST), you may find yourself flaring up or being irrational over buried resentments or tensions. It’s not the best time to get into a new relationship as there will be a compulsive element involved. The Moon is merging energy with the asteroid Pythia, mistress of the oracle from 5 am to 8.30 am this morning so you may have received some interesting messages or insights intuitively, but the answers are unlikely to have been direct or crystal clear. Between 3 pm and 8 pm she travels on through Taurus to connect with Isis and Sedna, strong archetypes who had to overcome tragedy and betrayal to succeed. Nothing will be quite how it may seem.

August 13 Mercury Stations Retrograde

Mercury starts his next backward journey through the Zodiac this morning August 13 at 11 am, tracing his steps from 11 degrees and 36 minutes of Virgo to 28 degrees and 27 minutes of Leo. This means he will pass back over the degree at which the Solar Eclipse and Leo New Moon happens 28 degrees and 52 minutes of Leo, on September 3, giving us time to reflect back over what occurs with the eclipse and integrate it more fully into our inner being.The pre-shadow period for this retrograde cycle began on 24 July, Mercury will station Direct again on 5 September and leave his post-shadow period on 19 September. It is likely that many important truths will emerge as we review our lives and the state of the world. Not a good time to embark on any new projects or relationships, but plenty of new insights to be gained. The beautiful asteroid Asteria, Goddess of the Stars, sits in the Moons path through Aries today between 7 am and 11.30 am, next to Eris the Goddess of strife and discord. Strange and uncomfortable bedfellows, I wonder what they have in store for us, Eris is very fond of stirring up trouble! From 3 pm to 8 pm the Moon merges energy with the planet Uranus and the asteroid Nemisis who brought the fortune that was deserved to human beings and did away with luck. Uranus always brings the unexpected so it could be an interesting day on the Global front with all the posturing that is going on.The Moon changes sign to more steady and safe Taurus at 8.39 pm.
Art: A Prayer for the Earth by Cameron Gray

August 12 Venus Trine Neptune

Its a great day for dealing with people with compassion and tenderness tomorrow as Venus trines Neptune exact at 3.17 pm (AEST). You should be able to understand how others feel as your sensitivity will be extreme. Great for creativity but not good for getting projects completed. Between 5.30 pm and 1.30 am on Sunday the Moon in Aries will merge energy with the asteroids Osiris and Kepler. You will need to keep in tune with the cycles of nature and the stars.

August 11 Healing Opportunity with Chiron and Imhotep

Beautiful healing connection this morning between the Moon in Pisces, the asteroid Imhotep and the centaur Chiron, the Wounded Healer from 6.30 am to 2 pm this afternoon (AEST). Imhotep was a magical individual who acted as Grand Vizer to the Pharoah Djoser and designed and built the Step Pyramid and healing complex at Saqarra near Cairo. He was a great doctor and surgeon, his writings show he knew much of anatomy,have as it is understood today. The healing centre works by sacred geometry and they used toning to diagnose and heal patients there. The acoustics in the healing alcoves are incredible, I visited there in 2010! After the awakening from the clarity of the Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday, this is a huge opportunity to heal past patterns which become clearer. The Sun makes a productive sextile aspect to Jupiter in Libra today exact at 7.24 am so happening in unison with the healing connection, I just described. It is great energy for any kind of meeting with friends and loved ones, activity around goals and plans for initiatives than are bigger than your own self-interest, a very lucky transit which brings positive energy to what you do because you feel generous and confident that you are working for the greater good.

August 10 Moon conjunct Neptune

After travelling serenely through her own territory following the Lunar Eclipse the Moon finally encounters the planet Neptune from 7 am to 11 am this morning.  Moon conjunct Neptune in Pisces opens up a very interesting set of patterns in the sky as shown below.

Moon conjunct Neptune

A “mystical rectangle” is formed encompassing the two oppositions between Mercury and Neptune as well as between Venus and Pluto.  Some of the orbs are a little wide but the pattern is there all the same!  in a mystical rectangle the kinder blue aspects provide us with opportunities to resolve the polarities set up by the red oppositions.

Mercury in Virgo is analytical and practical whereas with Neptune in Pisces (especially spurred on by the energised eclipsed Moon), our wildest dreams ad fantasies are possible.  This opposition never reaches perfection, as Mercury stations retrograde on August 13 at 11 degrees and 38 minutes of Virgo and starts returning to Leo!

Venus in Cancer wants her personal needs to be loved to be fulfilled whereas Pluto in Capricorn reminds her of the need for control and the fulfillment of her responsibilities.  This polarity reaches the point of perfection on the evening of August 15, where we search for a midpoint when both needs can be fulfilled.

Today the Sun and Mars form awkward quincunx aspects to Pluto and Neptune adding to the strength of the rectangle pattern.  In Leo they are both in a hurry to find a resolution to the dilemmas set up by the oppositions.  Just what is possible and can be made to happen.  Together they form the point or focal point of a Yod or “finger of God” pattern the resolution to the problem.  Some urgency is required to find a resolution.

The Moon merges energy with another solar energy between 1 pm and 5 pm this afternoon, the asteroid Horus, the divine son of Isis and Osiris, the savior King of Egypt.  Can this provide enough fiery energy to resolve the tension between our practical mind with its “what ifs” and the potentials suggested by our imagination?  Will we make the impossible happen?

August 9 Magical Moon

Finally clear skies and some sunshine! The Moon has been going through a section of the sky very sparsely populated with asteroids both before and after her opposition with the Sun early yesterday morning. It was like we needed to see very clearly what we needed to leave behind, disassociating from our feelings!!! Its time to shine brightly, to give love and to receive it back magnified! She met up with her stationary South Node who was merging energy with the only intuitive asteroid in Aquarius, Merlin the bringer of magic, from 7 pm last night until 2.30 am this morning. Close to my Natal Descendant I certainly felt the magic yesterday evening! Thank you all so much for your love and good wishes as I celebrated with my best friend who bought me a lovely birthday dinner and a truly magical margarita  We have to wait until 7 am tomorrow morning until the Moon makes her next energy merger. Although she changed sign to Pisces at 7.55 am this morning (AEST) she doesn’t have any connections for another day. So we need to sit in that magical energy and feel blessed for all the love and magic we feel in our lives xoxo

August 7/8 Partial Lunar Eclipse

When Jupiter formed a third exact square to Pluto a few days ago on August 4, around the same time as Mars squared the asteroid Pallas Athena, power plays may have emerged, as you felt compelled to right all that was wrong in the world! However if you used this energy wisely you may have used your personal power effectively and gained traction on your goals, in preparation for the coming Aquarius Full Moon, which is a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

This Partial Lunar Eclipse, exact on August 8 at 4.12 am (AEST), will be visible over all of Australia; between 3 am and 5 am in Melbourne, but only at Moon set for those in the coastal regions of NSW and QLD.  As for a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse the majority of the Moon will be in the dimmer shadow or penumbra provided by the Earth, so slightly darker and more yellow than a normal Full Moon.  Only a small section of the Moon will be covered by the Earth’s umbra, or darker shadow, so blacked out or shaded a much darker red colour.  A Partial Lunar Eclipse occurs when the alignment between the Sun, Earth and Moon is slightly misaligned.  We can judge this alignment by the distance between the the Lunar Nodes and the Sun and Moon respectively.  In this case it is 8 degrees and 46 minutes, and for the Total Solar Eclipse in two weeks time on August 22, the distance will have reduced to only 4 degrees and 39 minutes.

Partial Lunar Eclipse August 8 2017

The eclipse brings an important time when issues that are still to be resolved or integrated into your consciousness will become clearer and new revelations will be apparent. The attention is on clearing old beliefs and mental patterns that diminish your ability to use your creativity and shine brightly. It could be time to let go of people and activities that are no longer aligned to what is in your heart, to facilitate new beginnings and growth to a new level of consciousness.

The Moon at 15 degrees and 25 minutes, the 16 degree of Aquarius, has the Sabian Symbol “A big businessman at his desk”, which speaks of the ability to organize many aspects of an enterprise, involving a large group of beings. One can’t help feeling this is relevant for a certain businessman who is trying to take on a country under his wing!  As the Aquarian Moon can often bring unexpected and surprising events from its Uranian ruler, so we wait with baited breath.

The Sun is in the 16th degree of Leo with the symbol of “The storm ended, all nature rejoices in brilliant sunshine”. This speaks of the joy and power of new beginnings, the release and surge of love and life after a crisis.

The Sun is supported by the courageous energy of Mars in Leo on one side and the North Node just ahead of him.  They are ably supported by the asteroid archetypes of three powerful ladies of the night, Nephthys in the case of Mars, and Circe with Persephone, Hades Queen of the Underworld herself, sandwiched between the Sun and the North Node.  The brings a magical energy to bear combining the Sun in Leo’s ability to shine vitality and creative inspiration with the insights that can come fro deep inside our psyche to help us transform and shed off the damaging emotions that remain trapped within.  Remember Circe was a shape shifting witch, very useful to have at one’s side at such a time.

I was very interested to see Nephthys crop up here next to Mars.  This eclipse occurs on my birthday and echoes my pre-natal eclipse so it has significant meaning for me and will remain with me in the year ahead through my Solar Return chart.  I have recently discovered information on my travels about an Egyptian Neter called Seshat, a kind of Star Goddess, associated with writing and measurement and she appears to be another form of Nephthys, seeming to be a daughter of Nut.

The Saros Series for this season of eclipses in August 2017, is “1 North” it began on 4 January 1639.  As eclipses follow an 18 year cycle this Saros Series last occurred with the Leo Solar Eclipse on August 11 1999.  So casting our minds back to this time may offer some insight on what to expect.  Bernadette Brady describes it as follows “This series brings unexpected events involving friends or groups, which place pressure on personal relationships as the eclipse affects the chart. Information may be distorted or false so wise not to make hasty decisions. Health or energy levels could also be affected.”

Unfortunately the weather in Melbourne is rather wet and cloudy so it doesn’t seem likely that the sky will be clear in the morning to warrant getting up to view the Partial Lunar Eclipse.  It may be worth putting your crystals out for a super cleanse just in case…..

August 6 Sun quincunx Neptune

The Sun forms an awkward quincunx connection with Neptune tomorrow exact at 7.31 am. You could be trying to be more idealistic and humanistic than you have the energy to sustain. If you feel drained or frustrated, it may pay to look at your aspirations and direction in life and stop trying to do everything for yourself. The Moon in Capricorn merges energy with the asteroid Gaea or Mother Earth, between 3 am to 7 am which may help you remain a little more grounded and keep your feet more on the ground. Between 11 am and 3.30 her focus changes to Nemesis and Diana. So the emphasis will be on getting what you truly deserve from the Universe and remaining in close contact with nature. At 10.15 pm the Moon changes sign to Aquarius in preparation for the Lunar Eclipse and New Moon on Tuesday morning at 4.10 am. It will be easier to disassociate from your feelings and focus on your true purpose in life.

August 5 Jupiter square Pluto

There is a strong vibration around powerful transformation today as Jupiter makes perfect his third square to Pluto in the current cycle at 4.48 am (AEST). Think back to November 25 last year and March 31 to remember what happened before! Tonight the Moon joins in on the action merging energy with Pluto from 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm. The transformation becomes more personal and emotional. You probably have been feeling the need to expand your role in the world in some way and right the wrongs that exist, taking on a broader perspective. But there may have been obstacles that kept getting in your way or power plays between you and others. Its teaching you to make sure you have got your facts straight and have taken everything into account. Between 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm the Moon catches up with the fiery asteroid Pele, Hawaiian Goddess of the Volcano so you may find yourself getting quite fired up about some of the injustices and blockages you are encountering. Jupiter and Pluto came in orb of their square around July 30 and this will continue until August 11.

August 3-4 Grand Fire Trine

Yesterday Uranus stationed Retrograde at 28 degrees and 30 minutes of Aries re-energising the Fiery triangle he was beginning to leave, with the North Node in Leo and Saturn in Sagittarius, both also moving in retrograde motion. The Moon was merging energy with Saturn yesterday afternoon which may have left you feeling a little de-energised and sad. Today she moves on to connect with the asteroid Achilles between 5.30 am and 9.15 am (AEST). At 28 degrees of Sagittarius they are making an exact trine to Uranus so enhancing the triangle’s energy even further and bringing Achilles’ famed courage to the table. Virtually immortal his feats on the battlefield were unsurpassed until he fell out of favor with the Sun God Apollo, who was supporting Troy in the Trojan Wars. Apollo steered cowardly Paris’ arrow to the one spot on Achilles’ heel where he was vulnerable. So make sure you use your courage in a creative way that is in line with your values this morning, keeping both Apollo and Saturn on side! The Moon changes sign to Capricorn around 10.30 this morning and then spends from 2 pm to 9 pm hanging out with a stellium of the asteroids Hygeia, Astraea and Juno. Amongst the first 10 asteroids to be discovered, these three shine large and bright in the night sky, especially when retrograde and opposite the Sun like at present. Hygeia was the Goddess of Healing (through healthy habits and special patroness and carer of serpents)! Astraea was a Star Goddess who found the behaviour of mankind too hard to live with, so had to retreat to the skies as the constellation of Virgo and Juno was a powerful ancient Goddess who had to suffer the uncommitted nature of her husband Zeus, as the patriarchy began to take over power in the skies. All archetypes who need to draw back on their inner courage in order to work their magic!

July 31/August 1  Moon in Scorpio as Venus goes into Cancer

Tonight the Moon in Scorpio merges energy with the asteroids Nyx, Minerva, Asclepius and Arachne between 8.30 pm and 1.30 am tomorrow morning. Nyx is the most ancient energy Goddess of the Night and Darkness out of which is born the stars. Minerva, the Roman equivalent of Pallas Athena brings wisdom and good counsel, her totem is the owl. Asclepius, son of Apollo was a great healer through elimination and Arachne though lacking in humility was a great weaver who took on the role of the spider who wove destiny. All their archetypes sit comfortably in Scorpio with the Moon as they silently prepare us for the month ahead. In the early hours of the morning at 0.53 am (AEST) Venus changes sign from Gemini, into protective and nurturing Cancer. We will yearn to mother those we love and take good care of them, show them much affection and keep them safe in the Moon’s favorite sign.
Art by Susan Sedon Boulet

July 29 Moon and Jupiter, Artemis

The Moon will be close to Jupiter in the sky tonight, make sure you check them out! They actually merge energy exactly between 6.15 am and 10 am while I am driving to Bendigo! From 10 am to 2 pm the Moon will be keeping company with the asteroid Aphrodite, spreading more beauty and desire your way in Libra. Then from 9 pm to 1 am on Sunday the emphasis changes to animals and nature as she moves on to connect with the asteroid Artemis, the archetype of her Crescent phase and Mistress of the Beasts in the forest.

July 28 Moon Connects with Hopi, Astarte and Ariadne

The Moon left the sign of Virgo and moved into more balanced and beauty loving Libra at 1.36 am while you slept. Maybe there was love and beauty in your dreams? Between 5 am and 11 am this morning she has an important conference with the asteroids Hopi, Astarte and Ariadne. This trio of nature loving archetypes have been moving close together since the first week in July and continue to move in unison until mid August. Hopi teaches us to live in synchronicity with the land and natures cycles like the Native American Indians. Astarte was the earliest Goddess of Love, War and the Stars later syncretized by the Greeks into Aphrodite and Asteria and by the Romans into Venus. Ariadne was the Snake Goddess sister of the Minotaur in Crete, betrayed by Theseus after she helped him become a hero, she was later rescued by Dionysus the God of Wine and Good Times. So it would seem that love and living close to nature remains in the air today.

July 27 Important moves from Venus and Mars

Venus or Aphrodite can be a symbol of love and beauty but to Psyche who fell in love with her son Cupid or Eros, she was just a wicked and jealous mother-in-law. This morning Venus in Gemini perfects a productive sextile aspect to the North Node in Leo at 1.27 am (AEST), also of course, an easy flowing trine to the South Node in Aquarius. This makes it easier for you to work on any emotional patterning you have brought forward from past lives around shining and being yourself in relationships, while not feeling you have to bend to the beliefs of the communities you operate within. Then at 10.56 am the Sun makes exact his conjunction to Mars in Leo, beginning a new cycle for the world around being courageous, fighting for what is right. It is a great day to start new projects and take action for yourself in some way. Between 9.30 am and 5 pm, the Moon in Virgo meets up with the asteroids Anubis, Psyche and Prosperina. Jackel-headed Anubis was the undertaker God in Egypt who prepared bodies so they could journey successfully to the afterlife. Psyche was held prisoner by Venus until she completed a series of impossible tasks, in which the creatures of the the land and the sky came to her rescue. Prosperina was the Roman equivalent of Persephone, Queen of the Underworld. Then from 5.30 to 9.30 pm the Moon merges energy with Ishtar, a more war like version of Venus from Mesopotamia. She descended into her sister’s underground kingdom, intent on taking it over, but was killed and had to be resurrected. So there is a distinct theme of going inside ourselves today and taking action on some of the patterns that hold us back from progressing further in life.

July 26 Let your heart be the judge!

From 0.31 am until 4.30 am (AEST), the Moon in Virgo kept company with the asteroid Vesta, the true, pure flame that burns within us all, the hearth in the home and the fire kept burning within every temple. So your dreams may have focused on what is your true essence and how you can move closer towards it. Between 8 am and 12 midday, the Moon moves on to merge energy with the plutoid Orcus, the killer whale, representing sea monsters, clairaudience, the feminine ancestral line and all that we reject as “monstrous” in ourselves and others. In Virgo we have that tendency to over analyse ourselves and focus on what needs to improve, be careful you are not too hard on yourself! Especially as Mercury joins the Moon in the sign of Virgo after 9.41 am. Both your emotions and your mind will be focusing on perfection, better to look at yourself through your heart, where you are always perfect.

July 25 Moon conjunct North Node and Atlantis

The Leo Moon conjuncts her stationary North Node between 9 am and 12.30 pm today July 25 (AEST), whilst the North Node is merging energy with the asteroid Atlantis by a mere one minute of arc.  This speaks of magic and love to me, having just over a week ago snorkelled in Bimini, both with dolphins and over the famed “Atlantis Road”.  At the time the asteroid Atlantis was transiting my Natal Leos stellium of Sun, Moon and Ascendant.  I didn’t plan this, the timing of my trip was originally set by a Kaypacha retreat with dolphins which didn’t go ahead.  I decided to continue on with the dolphin component alone with Wildquest.  The Cosmos has its own plans for us!

The transits today are incredible!  Venus in Gemini made exact her opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius at 0.53 am whilst we were sleeping.  This could make you feel lonely and sad. relationships could be difficult or responsibilities could prevent you from doing what you would love to be doing! However the real purpose of this transit is to face aspects of yourself that you would prefer not to look at, which could heighten your self perception and bring you new knowledge to help you heal on an inner level.

Mercury in Leo followed this by making perfect a fire trine to Uranus at 2.32 am, which brings an electric quality to the way you think about everything, solutions which have eluded you will become obvious and your vision of life became increasingly wider.  Your mind needs to be stimulated today, you will be bored with anything which is routine and day to day in nature.

Mercury also made exact an awkward quincunx aspect to Chiron at 5,20 am, facilitating meetings with others and communications which enable you to see your Chiron wounds differently and adjust the way you think about them and communicate them to others.

So this morning is a strongly healing time where you can make positive changes to the way you think about yourself and judge yourself.

The True Nodes of the Moon, (which I work with), move backwards through the Zodiac in a serpent like manner, stationing direct for a few days and then turning back into retrograde motion again.  The times when they stand still are powerful in nature.  The North Node represents our journey through life to achieve our purpose.  So the two times when the Moon conjuncts this in Leo over the next month are powerful opportunities to work with healing our emotional body.

The addition of the asteroid Atlantis representing a lost perfect civilization and the perfect love exhibited by dolphins, takes this to another dimension.

From 4.45 pm until the Moon changes sign to Virgo at 8.32 pm, she merges energy with the asteroid named for the Sun God Apollo who rules creativity and vitality and Mercury in Leo, the way our mind works and how we communicate.  There is another huge opportunity to use our new sense of self love to create a new direction for our mind.  Between 7 pm and 11 pm she remains connected to Mercury and reaches out to the magical energy of Medea in Virgo, reminding us to use our magic for ourselves rather than give it away to those we love.

So an overwhelmingly powerful day make sure you don’t waste the opportunity it holds.

July 24 The Moon joins the asteroids in Leo

The beautiful and powerful Leo Moon moves forward from her powerful first union of 2017 with the Sun and Mars yesterday. From midnight until 3 am she merged energy with the asteroid Nephthys, shadow sister of Isis and midwife to transitions between the realms of the day to day life and the unconscious. Between 3.30 am to 7.00 am the Moon moved on to connect with another Egyptian neter, Hathor, whose dominions are Love, Motherhood and Music. So your dreams may have had a loving and transformational nature. Between 10.30 am and 2 pm she will be connecting with the asteroid Circe the shape shifting witch from Homer’s Odyssey who delayed Odysseus from returning home to Greece after the Trojan War, by turning his sailors into pigs. Finally between 3 pm and 5.30 pm the Leo Moon will hang out with a Greek Underworld entity, Persephone, the Powerful Queen of Hades. In the month ahead many asteroids are joining the luminaries in the sign of the Lion to create a powerful backdrop for us all in personal growth and today is a magnificent beginning as the Moon sails through the sign.

July 23 Major Emphasis on Leo and Aquarius for Next 6 Weeks!

There will be a major emphasis on Leo and Aquarius for the next 6 weeks leading into the eclipse season in August!

Mars joined Mercury and the North Node in fiery Leo on July 20. The Luminaries come together at 7.46 pm, on July 23 (AEST), giving us the first Leo New Moon in Melbourne at 0 degrees and 44 minutes of Leo, it’s 1st degree. The Sabian symbol is “Blood rushes to a man’s head as his vital energies are mobilized under the spur of ambition”, the keyword here is conflagration where conscious emanations erupt forcefully and potentially in a dangerous manner.

Much creative energy will be supplied from a build up of intuitive asteroids in the sign of Leo, including Apollo the Sun God himself and Atlantis the archetype of a pure civilization from the past, when all were treated fairly! More courage will be available to initiate the projects you have been spinning your wheels on for quite a while.

This is the first two New Moons in Leo during 2017! A much more significant event than the so called “Blue Moon” when there are two Full or New Moons in a calendar month. The Gregorian calendar month was after all a construct of the Catholic Church in 1582, not a cosmic cycle of nature.

These Leo New Moons are emphasized more strongly due to the Aquarius Full Moon and Leo New Moon in August both being Eclipses, so having an energy which lasts beyond the monthly Lunar cycle into the months until the next eclipse season in January/February 2018. The polarity of Leo-Aquarius was brought into play by the change of sign of the Lunar Nodes in May and will impact the sign of eclipses through to the end of 2018. So the emphasis is on personal creativity and self-expression versus what is considered good for the group, tribe, community, culture. How you shine and your creative efforts are approved of by the community at large.

With the Sun and Moon in the sign of Leo, the energy focus over the next two months will be on:
• Finding ways to “look good” and shine
• Increasing self-esteem through gaining credibility
• Being optimistic and tackling problems head on with confidence
• Encouraging others to be the best they can be, being helpful
• Entertaining friends, being a good host
• Developing and expressing creativity and intuition
• Playing with children or those we love and having a good time

The area of your life that will be most impacted by each of the two Leo New Moons will quite possibly be different depending on where the sign of Leo falls in your horoscope chart. They fall at 0 degrees and 44 minutes in July and at 28 degrees and 52 minutes in August! More than likely this will begin in one house and end in the next one. So the energy you will be dealing with will remain as I have described above, but it is likely to present itself in different but consecutive areas of your life. So the changes you are able to effect through your affirmations and direction that you set can remain in alignment for a longer period of time and impact a more extensive portion of your lifestyle and personal character. The area most aligned with the position of these two New Moons can thus be much better gleaned from your natal horoscope chart, however if you only know your Sun Sign, then affirmations around the areas indicated on the next page are likely to be the most powerful, but some adjustment may be required to the life areas:

Sun in House Life Area Sun in House Life Area
Leo 1 Self Development & Appearance Aquarius 7 Relationships
Cancer 2 Self-Esteem, Money, Possessions Capricorn 8 Shared Resources, Transformation
Gemini 3 Education, Siblings & Communication Sagittarius 9 Travel, Higher Education, Belief Systems
Taurus 4 Home, Emotional Security Scorpio 10 Career, Public Status
Aries 5 Creative Pursuits, Children & Pleasure Libra 11 Groups, Associations & Goals
Pisces 6 Health, Work & Daily Routines Virgo 12 Spiritual Enlightenment, Loose Ends, Body Repair

This may be a perfect time to have a Natal Chart consultation or have your birth time rectified, if you are unsure about what time you were born.

Agent 66 - Sara Gilbert

Agent 66 - Sara Gilbert

Sara’s focus is on teaching individuals tools to transform their lives.

A professional numerologist with both 11 and 6 in her core, it seems most fitting to take on the number associated with mastering compassionate love. Bringing more loving kindness to the world is her mission and focus within the C*I*A!

Agent 66 consults and shares her knowledge through “Life Spirit Connections”, the business and mini spiritual college she operates, close to Frankston. Services include consultations, courses and workshops, (in person, by Skype or correspondence), involving Astrology, Tarot, Palmistry, Numerology and the Kabbalah Tree of Life. Her astrology is psychologically based, she holds the FAA Diploma, in addition to Level One Apprenticeship in Evolutionary Astrology with Steven Forrest.

She belongs to the APA and VAA, as well as being a Professional Member of the Tarot Guild of Australia.

Agent 66 has been fascinated by mythology and the stars from childhood, her special interest is in the study of asteroids named after magical mythical archetypes. She is currently researching their impact on the astrology of individuals working in the oracular and healing fields.
Specialties: Tarot, Palmistry, Numerology Location: Melbourne – Carrum Downs Area
Email: sara@lifespriritconnections.com.au
Website: www.lifespiritconnections.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lifespiritconnection

Sara on C*I*A website – https://cosmicintelligenceagency.com/daily-astro-updates/

6 replies
  1. Fiona
    Fiona says:

    Hey Sara,
    As someone whose natal Sun is conjunct Pandora and the Great Attractor (lol, square Pluto in Virgo exact) it’s cool to read your take on Pandora. Makes me feel better about who I am – she who tends to take the lid off or asks why no one else will confront the goddam elephant in the room. Oh yes, and there was that time when I was 8 when I was in bed, pointed up to the stars through the ope curtains, and told my mum I wanted to go home…but no doubt, that is a Great Attractor rather than a Pandora thing!
    In general, just love your work and look forward to every new Moon Myth post.

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