Both the Sun and the Moon infuse our day-to-day world with potent energies. If you follow the ongoing trajectory of these two planets, you already know this.(1) However, for some of us (myself included), it often helps to have a consistent astrological reminder for the occurrence of New and Full Moon lunations — what their symbolic astrological significations are — and how we can consciously apply this language to our individual and collective lives.(2)
Although every lunation is symbolically powerful, eclipses are especially so! In the mundane astrological world of countries, politics, etc., these super–intense eclipse lunations can be disruptive to stock markets, political agendas, and cause unexpected earth events.
Individually, if we follow the celestial dance between the Sun and Moon, we can know when and how to intentionally embark on important creative prospects and align with our soul’s evolutionary intent — our destiny.
Following is a brief description of all eight (waxing and waning) lunar phases. Please note that each one of these phases also relate to the lunar cycle that you were born under:
- New Moon: This is the first phase of the lunar cycle and is generally an auspicious time to begin something new. Imbue your psyche with positive ideas, begin new projects, start new relationships, initiate new ways to be free and independent.
- Waxing Crescent: During this period, you will want to continue to integrate the New Moon energies into your life. Give all your attention to nurturing the dreams that you began under the New Moon phase.
- First Quarter: The focus now is for self-renewal, self-love, and self-confidence. Attend to your own needs and practice self-care.
- Waxing Gibbous: A great time to continue with your creative ideas and initiate new artistic interests. Focus on being true to yourself. Relish in your unique authentic expression.
- Full Moon: Refine your hopes, wishes, dreams, and desires. Focus on attracting love, friendship, and prosperity. Practice gratitude for all you currently have and celebrate your life.
- Waning Gibbous: Use this time to attune to the needs of others. Altruism and philanthropic endeavors flourish now.
- Last Quarter: Place your attention on your inner world: go within, meditate, journal, pay attention to your dreams — tap into your inner power!
- Waning Crescent: Hidden secrets and knowledge are revealed. Past life memories and prophetic visions can arise.
1. Here is a website that tracks the phases of the Moon for your location.
2. For a reminder of the important monthly lunations you can sign up for my newsletter here.
© by Linda Kaye
Feb. 18, 2019 – April 14, 2027
Our pain is not personal but belongs to every man and woman alive.
~ Debbie Ford
Chiron’s mythology has played a very important role in Astrology and society since 1977, when it was discovered. Astronomers assert that Chiron is a minor planet, as well as a comet. Chiron’s dual distinction is rather fitting, since Astrologically, Chiron is represented by the Centaur (half horse and half human) — characterizing our dual nature — spiritual beings in a human form. Due to his dualistic form, Chiron was ostracized and alienated, which led to his quest for integration, acceptance, and healing. Through this journey, Chiron himself, became a respected healer. Chiron’s expertise is in alternative forms of healing — psychology, human rights, and mysticism — subjects that have become increasingly widespread throughout the world since Chiron’s noted sighting.
Astrologically, Chiron is often referred to as “the rainbow bridge” because he links our external world of materialism to our internal world of spirituality and consciousness. Also known as, “The Wounded Healer” or “The Shamanic Healer,” Chiron represents our collective and individual physical, emotional, or spiritual wounds. Because Chiron’s healing wisdom comprises alternate forms of treatment like acupuncture, herbology, psychology, etc., his Astrological influence in our horoscope supports natural, holistic, and alternative forms of medicine. Chiron’s position in our horoscope illuminates the area of life that requires a vigilant awareness and commitment to our well-being. It is through this awareness that you can embrace your deepest wounds and retrieve the fragmented parts of yourself, and thus be made whole again.
Chiron last passed through Aires from 1969–1977. Therefore, if you were born during this period you will experience your Chiron Return sometime between now and 2027. Since it’s the first sign of the zodiac, Aries instinctively seeks to discover a strong sense of self. In order to do this, it can take on a “me first” persona, as in the case of Aries, the desire for freedom and unrestrained action helps to uncover one’s true nature. Through this first zodiac sign, we are led to follow our impulses, and therefore, the evolutionary intentions of our soul. Under a Chiron return we can no longer accept the status quo and are eager to have a deeper sense of meaning in our life. We commit to the healing, and ultimately, the changes that will make our new life possible.
If your Chiron or Sun is in Aries or you have other Aries planets in your horoscope, you can look forward to this next decade as a special time of bridging the material with the non-material. Chiron’s presence will encourage you to recognize and embrace the dynamics that keep you from achieving a deeper connection to your true “self” so that you can achieve your most meaningful potential.
Even without a major planet in Aires, your horoscope will be affected by the transiting planet–comet because it will pass through one or more of your astrological houses. The symbolism of these houses will reflect the specific areas of life needing your attention and healing during this period.
Healing yourself can require the strength of the Centaur, as well as the Aries attributes of courage, instinct, and freedom. It requires intense focus and the deep desire to leave behind that which no longer serves you.
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© 2021 by Linda Kaye
The Birthing of a New Cycle
January 12, 2020
The impending rendezvous between the two game-changing planets, Saturn and Pluto, has intensified over the past two years. It’s important to note that the last time Saturn met up with Pluto in the sign of Capricorn was over 500 years ago. During that crucial period, humanity underwent great change. There was religious upheaval, groundbreaking scientific findings, and the discovery of new astronomical bodies. As we embark on the current Saturn–Pluto cycle, we are witnessing the birthing of a new era of evolution on our planet, during which, humanity stands at the precipice of catastrophic global challenges. Are we ready? Many life-changing and life-saving discoveries are occurring daily — will they be enough?
The planet Saturn represents structure in all its forms, particularly in relationship to social political and religious establishments. When Saturn is operating from a state of balance, we govern from a fair, responsible, and ethical place. We are accountable for our actions and seek to learn from our past. We recognize that all of Earth’s life forms are intricately connected and that one cannot thrive without the other. We maintain a dignified respect and reverence for differences and seek to build supportive structures and alliances, which are open to periodic change when it’s necessary for the growth, welfare, and evolution of all.
When Saturn is out-of-balance it becomes controlling. Control is essentially based on intense fear (a Saturn word!) of losing control. If this occurs, life and societies can become stagnated and crystallized. Those who govern will seek to control, usurping life from others so they can remain in power. They don’t take responsibility for their actions and prey on others’ weaknesses.
Saturn is associated with restructuring that which no longer serves the greater whole. This need will occur in our personal as well as our collective lives. If an area of our life, has outgrown its purpose and is no longer fulfilling our higher wellbeing, it is time to embrace change so something better can replace it. Letting go and accepting change is applicable not only to our personal lives, but also the social-political spheres.
Pluto is the planet that is associated with power and transformation. When we feel disempowered, the process of becoming empowered is amazingly transformative, for us personally, as well as others. When Pluto acts from a place of balance it can transmute energy into something that supports strength and holistic wellbeing. Therefore, Pluto can be likened to the practice of shamanism: The ability to transverse the underworld and face the demons and shadows wreaking havoc, so we can bring harmony to the dark-and-light aspects of our inner-and-outer worlds. When Pluto is involved, it’s imperative that we face our innermost demons so we can transform. Otherwise, and often without our cooperation, a cataclysmic episode may occur in order to bring about any intended and necessary change.
With Saturn’s approaching conjunction to Pluto, we are realizing what needs to change in our personal lives and even in governments, both at home and abroad. Despite an unknown future, we are being called to act responsibly and to commit to personal empowerment and transformation — to remain hopeful instead of fearful.
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Copyright 2019 by Linda Kaye
The Sun Ingresses into Capricorn on Dec. 21, 2019 at 8:20 p.m. (pacific time).
The term solstice is derived from the two Latin words sol and sistere, which mean “Sun standing still.” The winter solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere when the axial tilt of the Earth is farthest away from the Sun. It is at this point that the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn and marks the shortest day of the year before it starts its journey back North again, whereby the days will slowly increase in length — signaling the summer solstice — the longest day of the year.
This year’s winter solstice on December 21 is kicking off a plethora of important Capricorn happenings: A Solar Eclipse highlights Christmas day at 4° Capricorn, Mercury joins the Capricorn party on December 28, and the long-awaited Saturn–Pluto conjunction will occur at 23° Capricorn on January 12. There will be up to six planetary bodies, along with the South Node, in the sign of Capricorn during the upcoming days and weeks. All combined, that’s a lot of super potent Capricorn energy!
Capricorn is the sign of winter, decay and death and is therefore, associated with time — maturation, aging and mortality. Along with Taurus and Virgo, Capricorn is one of the three zodiac earth signs which connect us to the cycles of our natural world. The sign Capricorn and the winter season is an optimal period to go within and spend time reflecting. In so doing, we may notice areas in our personal life where we need to be more cautious, reliable and/or disciplined — Capricorn!
The internal process of reflection provides us the ability to look backwards with the intention of integrating all that has occurred. Undergoing this process can create an awareness of what needs to be changed in order for us to grow and evolve. If we embrace this period and take responsibility for our choices, while honoring each step along the way, we will access Capricorn’s highest wisdom — the perfection of the journey.
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Copyright 2019 by Linda Kaye
Dates & Times
LUNAR – Jan 10, 2020 (Fri)
20° Cancer – 11:21 a.m.
LUNAR – Jun 5, 2020 (Fri)
15° Sagittarius – 11:12 a.m.
SOLAR – Jun 20, 2020 (Sat)
0° Cancer – 10:41 p.m.
LUNAR – Jul 4, 2020 (Sat)
13° Capricorn – 8:44 p.m.
LUNAR – Nov 30, 2020 (Mon)
8° Gemini – 1:29 a.m.
TOTAL SOLAR – Dec 14, 2020 (Mon)
23° Sagittarius – 8:16 a.m.
Note: Above times are based on pacific time.
2020 marks the rare occurrence of six Eclipses in one year: four lunar and three solar. These six eclipses, along with several other important astrological events, are portending great change for the year ahead. This is destined to be a time of great import, with major shifts occurring on both the individual as well as the collective level.
A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon travels between the Sun and the Earth and Lunar Eclipses occur when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon. Lunar Eclipses occur during a Full Moon about two weeks before or after a Solar Eclipse (New Moon).
Eclipses are potent celestial events because they imbue our psyches with the essence and spirit of “a great mystery.” Humankind has long been captivated by Eclipses and their cosmic potential of revelatory happenings. Eclipses provide us with an opportunity to uncover areas of our life that were previously hidden and need our attention.
During an Eclipse the Sun and the Moon align with the nodes of the Moon, which astrologers often characterize as “Points of Destiny,” and therefore correlating the nodes with both our individual and collective growth. Solar Eclipses, in particular, provide opportunities for transformation — the ending of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one. At an Eclipse, you can initiate a profound period of regeneration by aligning with your destiny and embracing any necessary changes that arise.
The darkening that occurs during an Eclipse has symbolically and historically been linked to the unveiling of something deeply hidden, an ominous secret, or the potential revelation of a great mystery
Because Eclipses can be harbingers of great transformation and change they often coincide with unexpected earth events, stock market fluctuations, and political upheavals. On a personal note, emotions can become intense if they’ve been denied or repressed. New and important experiences or people can suddenly come into your life, and simultaneously, others may be removed. In general, changes are prevalent during Eclipses, so try to remain flexible and try not to judge anything that occurs as good or bad.
The ancient sages felt that the days just before and after Eclipses were a time for meditation and learning; a special time to honor the spiritual aspects of your life. Try to keep your schedule light, remain internally focused, eat only pure foods, and do not consume alcohol. The veil between Earth and the heavens is thinner during an Eclipse, allowing you to more easily connect to the eternal universal wisdom that is your divine essence.
Copyright 2020 by Linda Kaye