Transits & Forecasts

Full Moon in Leo, February 11th, 2017 – Rush

"Gaia", by Eugenia Loli - eugenialoli.tumblr.com
“Gaia”, by Eugenia Loli – eugenialoli.tumblr.com

A Full Moon, a penumbral Lunar Eclipse, and the New Year Comet’s closest passage to Earth since 2011, all in one: it should come as no surprise that this climactic concentration of astronomical events occurs under a Full Moon in sensational Leo, clocking in on February 11 at 0:33 UTC (or February 10 at 4:33 PM PST), 22°28 of the sign.

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Mars enters Aries, January 28th, 2017 – Fire

Fire painting by Yves Klein.

Once every two years, the red planet Mars comes home to his diurnal domicile – the scorching battlefield that is Aries. That moment arrives today, and it sure isn’t going unnoticed: the warrior’s shift from languid Pisces to fiery Aries feels like being hit by the shockwave of a nuclear blast. Mars in Aries is high-octane, Yang energy at its most reckless, unrestrained, uncivilized. It’s raw power. Passion. Audacity with a hint of selfishness. Instinct. The power of now. You get the idea.

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New Moon in Aquarius, January 28th, 2017 – The New

"Contact", by Henn Kim - hennkim.com
“Contact”, by Henn Kim – hennkim.com

We’re already a few weeks into 2017, but, I believe, the first New Moon of the year, arriving on January 28, at 0:07 AM UTC, 08 degrees and 15 minutes into the sign of the Water Bearer, will be the astrological event to veritably, actually usher in the sense of a new start. There’s nothing quite like the crystalline, wayward, defiant energy of Aquarius, the most recalcitrant, insurgent sign of the Zodiac, when it comes to breaking patterns that have kept us bound and building new ones that can support our efforts to think a better future into existence.  

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Full Moon in Cancer, January 12th, 2017 – Marching to the Heartbeats

"Le Concert" (1957), by Marc Chagall.
“Le Concert” (1957), by Marc Chagall.

The domestic dimension of Cancer is not just a literal one. I like to think of Cancer (and, by analogy, the 4th House) as the sign where home is something to be experienced on all levels, including the spiritual and emotional planes that are infused with that familiar, yet often enigmatic need to belong somewhere. Home as an inner state of being. Home as the private universe that dwells in each one of us – our intimate world, the one we create from within the Soul.