Friday, 18 January 2019

Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Super Moon 0°51’ Leo

Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Super Moon 0°51’ Leo
@ 5:16 am UT 21st January 2019

Culminating with grand celestial titles that make it a class act Full Moon,  this first Full Moon of 2019 is also first in a series of three Full Supermoons, where the ‘Supermoon’ closest to the Earth can even look bigger than normal (though Feb’s Full Moon is closer still); furthermore,  this Full Moon is a Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse!  

Emotions run deep during eclipses; everything could seem extra buzzy. With Earth’s orbit directly crossing between Sun and Moon, Earth blocks the Moon reflecting Sol’s Light. Instead, for one hour and one minute of totality, ‘Earthshine’ creates coppery-rust-red Moonlight for those in the America’s with a clear sky.

To sprinkle a little more moon magic in the nights running up to this Full Moon, rings of golden light will also encircle Luna, adding enchantment and glow to a mighty powerful Total Lunar Eclipse Full Super Moon, beautifully super-charged, super creative, and super-insightful. There isn’t another Total Lunar Eclipse SuperMoon until May 2021!

As such this Full Moon is rather special. At 0°Leo, drama Queens – and Kings – feature centre stage in any event. And as situations, encounters and ideas develop around this Full Moon they’re likely to become even more theatrical. Leo has a tendency to be regal and confident, strong and competent – and is often over the top in royal pomp and glory in any account.

Ruled by the Sun, Leo activates the crown and heart (chakras) so get ready to share the love and sparkle because good fortune can now manifest from having proved yourself with experience and well-rehearsed familiarity. Although a seemingly spontaneous performance is also to be expected, individual success will be because one has previously practiced, to be relaxed enough to let the fun shine through.

Be it at home or at work, or within a larger framework to include friends and society in general, when Spirit Sun is in Aquarius and Soul Moon is in Leo, there always is a chance to share our unique and creative gifts with a generous heart. To do so could also lead to a change of heart that vows to guide self and others safely away from any destabilising chaos, and back to centre – back to LOVE.

Lunar Eclipse in depth:
The celestial factors within this Full Moon horoscope are what I consider ‘major’ because they carry key planetary signatures which define the 2019 Earth Pig year, and have only just come into play. Quite apart from the highly emotive and dramatic Lunar Eclipse, this could therefore be an extremely challenging Full Moon for many astrological reasons, one with of the long-term effects accenting personal, particularly privileged and collective expectations, all while we develop faith, expand our compassion, and weave the highly idealistic and meaningful into our mythic stories. By the end of year, implementing those ideals into our (shared) lives is actually easier when we have a realistic view. (More on this further into in this Full Moon astro report.)

While it’s always good to consider the long term, more immediately a demanding ’Grand Square’ includes Sun and Moon in a tense ‘T- Square’ to Uranus, which is currently conjunct the lawless dwarf outer planet, Eris. Tension is palpable almost everywhere. Both Uranus and Eris have a revolutionary edge about them; as they oppose the Asteroid Goddess of strategy, Pallas Athena, thereby completing and tightening a Grand Square; it suggests the entitled and those in authority do not want to lose their grip on the material world, while the ordinary person strives to ‘Be the Change we Wish to See’.
With Pallas included in the astral equation, take note that if and when following sought advice, the quest for truth and freedom could stir up a need for alternative action.  Even so, with so many planets in Capricorn, including Saturn at home in his sign of the devoted Sea-Goat, caution is the watchword, and forging new alliances ought not to be at the expense of those who have offered support. In point of fact, undertaking anything radical or unusual should really be put on hold until a New Moon on the 4th, when breakthroughs and miracles abound.

A ‘Grand Water Trine’ between Rahu (aka North Node or Dragon’s Head), asteroid Earth Mother Ceres, and Shamanic Healer Chiron, suggests grief is healing. To sensitively move forward, even if the heart aches, one can still find a place of solace within, within oneself and within nature. As this is a Water Trine, for those experiencing loss or separation, it may be helpful to actually be near the actual element; i.e. sit and contemplate memories by a lake, river or ocean and be renewed by the rejuvenating power of water itself.

Tellingly, for this dualistic Earthly world, during this Full Moon both sets of planetary ‘Malefic’ and ‘Benefics’ are making excellent astral connections to each other. It’s almost like goodies and baddies banding allies together. Championing the goodies, the greater and lesser benefics, expansive Jupiter and loving Venus respectively, conjoin on the 22nd (third day of the Full Moon!); preceded by the greater and lesser malefic, authoritative Saturn and martial Mars, squaring up to each other on the 21st, just after the Full Moon.

Dynamic Mars is also at home in Aries, doubling up aggression and excitement. Check 13°Capricorn and Aries in your chart to see where you currently crave freedom and movement but right now also need to be super cool, mature and patient. Be aware: authority in action can be brutal with this kind of ‘opening square’, marking a quarter of a cycle that began spring of 2018, and which culminates around the June Solstice: a fine celebration.  

So while there is extra, often external tension, finding calm and treading the peaceful middle path is always easier when we are guided by an internal compass pointing to loving kindness, faith and hope. And we can thank our lucky stars because the two benefics, Venus and Jupiter, are both in Jupiter’s home sign of Sagittarius; and this favours a higher luck-o-meter and feel-good factor considerably.

Together, Venus and Jupiter are in an advantageous ‘Trine’ aspect to the self-motivated knight in shining armour, Mars, directing us to keep up strength, with intention pure, heartmind open, and be ready to receive goodness when it appears – as it surely will whilst loving Venus and truth-seeking Jupiter are marvellously conjunct the ‘Great Attractor’.  This is one of the Zodiac’s most charismatic and magnetic points. So be careful what you wish for now, and remember that ancient energy lore: what you put out comes back to you triple fold.

Events and people can still seem super-stressy, especially when impatiently seeking change which could perhaps also blind them to the cost and loss of personal freedoms that take place in the name of ‘control’ and ‘safety’.  And while conjunct the Aquarian Sun, the Capricorn South Node also contacts Mercury AND Pluto, the planet of communication acts with the tiny planet that exerts a massive but often unseen influence: there may well be a dominating hidden hand that steers the easily swayed with powerful authority, such as the press and its propaganda. But as the Sun moves into networking Aquarius, pertinent information and the understanding of situations can clarify, so that each of us is freer to self-direct, all the while remaining part of the greater whole, still affiliated to our kindred spirits which the Aquarian Sun illuminates and represents.   

Interestingly, the Dragon’s Head, (aka Rahu or the Moon’s North Node) is conjunct Fixed Star, Procyon, indicating short-lived but rather fantastic opportunities, especially for gains in wealth and fortune in the 12 hours before culmination. Prospects that appear before the Full SuperMoon could even change the course of destiny.

Be aware how wide the karmic gates open when the Nodal Axis aligns with Cancer and Capricorn. Although the Lunar Eclipse accents Leo for the last time in 18 years, there is still a strong Cancerian influence, due to the Moon’s Node in Cancer plus the Moon’s rulership over Cancer. As such, in the hours running up to the hour of totality, put on your ‘responsible and disciplined’ hat, and consider the direction in which you and your family are progressing as global citizens, providing a sense of belonging that makes one feel supported and connected.

The Moon is also a mega-important feature in the Full SuperMoon horoscope, in-as-much as it is the ‘handle’ of a ‘bucket shaped’ chart. When the Moon ‘holds’ the charts in this manner, it is known as a ‘singleton’,  with all the other planets directly opposite in the other half of the chart. Once again the strain is upon the sensitive Moon, which represents emotions and needs, as well as ‘the mood of the people’ in mundane political charts. Thus it also puts emphasis upon the ordinary population moved and swayed by emotions. It’s actually a very strong position, as without the handle the contents of the bucket become stagnant. The ‘Handle’ is what takes the rest of the chart places. This suggests that while one individual might not seem make a difference, many people working together can.

In this midst of all interconnection many can still suffer from emotional isolation. Which leads one to ask how do we find that safe place in a society that is undergoing enormous and fast moving change, change affecting our relationships, finances, education, vocations and culture? Well, at this moment we can look at two long-term aspects that are seeded within this powerful Lunar Eclipse. Both noteworthy signatures involve the generational planet, Neptune, the planet that symbolises an entire 14-year soul group, currently activating magical mystical, forgiving Pisces.

“Be kind to the afflicted,
Be gentle with the fool,
Empathize with the weak and oppressed,
Be especially compassionate with those who cling to concrete reality.”
~Patrul Rinpoche ~

1) Currently the tightest aspect stems from a 12.8-year cycle started in 2009 and ends in 2022, involving Jupiter, the planet of optimism and growth, and Neptune, the planet of music, magic and mystery. The influence of the Jupiter at home in Sagittarius and Neptune at home in Pisces is a ‘closing square’ that is operational for the best part of 9 months, give or take a few weeks, in three parts: January, June and September.

This cycle began when both Jupiter and Neptune were in Aquarius to ‘grow previously unseen connections’, particularly in the social arena of technology and cyber interaction. The internet loves inter-connecting Aquarius. How many of us then delved into the interconnected world of social media in 2009? Quite a lot I imagine. Now, however, as the two planets still have three more years before they re-connect in Neptune’s own sign, and ethical Jupiter’s traditional sign, Pisces (April 2022), there is a planetary tussle, reflecting a collective crisis of confidence especially in the spheres of truth and belief, religion and divinity, forgiveness and compassion.

Now is the time for soul-groups to develop correct ethics and encourage faith in the goodness of humanity. When reading personal horoscopes, look to Jupiter, Sagittarius and the 9th house sphere as the place for spiritual and religious beliefs, expanded minds and carefully thought-out abstracts. What we believe in and how fanatical or zealous one might be is all shown in these areas. And with Jupiter at home in Sagittarius the likelihood of religion being a source of conflict is periodically higher (with the games people play, like ‘My Duck God is better than your Rabbit God’!). Whereas the prayers and mantras we actually offer to our particular God or Goddess (Duck or Rabbit), be divinity in nature or in the heartmind, are all within the dream-like sphere of Neptune, Pisces, and the 12th House. Within a deeply magical vibration, we are now at the astrological point of seeking truth with our cosmic connection to the Divine, and this continues for several more years (until 2016). From a more mundane point of view this square makes it easy to manipulate others by blasting religious propaganda, fake news etc. Be careful not to overwhelm yourself or others with beliefs, but instead learn to value the interconnections we all share.

2) The second aspect to involve Neptune is a ‘closing sextile’ to the Time Lord, Saturn. This is a much easier aspect within a much longer, 36-year cycle, which began in 1989 (with the fall of walls enabling a flow between east and west) and will end February 2026 at 0Aires, which is a ‘world point’, meaning that everyone will feel that conjunction in one way or another. From a personal viewpoint we need to concretise our dreams by responsibly working selflessly as a channel for World Service, helping others within the world of seemingly endless suffering.

If you’re feeling disconnected, remember how music, dance, mantra, prayers, meditation, yoga – even swimming, art, theatre and film, are all constructive ways to enable Universal Prayer within the great collective unconscious, and ways in which we connect a personal hotline to the Divine. When we become channels for goodness and joy we can also perform better at work.

Saturn’s discipline makes it a marvellous time to sober-up in so many ways, saying ‘no’ to anything that creates dependency, and demarcates toxic environments to stay away from. Good to know this is also a 3x hit: January 31st – before Elemental New Year on 4th Feb; then on 18th June, which could bring an element of déjà vu for Solstice; and again November. 

☆ Meanwhile, as the dramatic and fiery Leo Moon reaches full, we begin to wave goodbye to the elemental year of the Earth Dog, only to welcome the year of the Yin Earth Pig with a New Moon 4th Feb.

Basically this Full Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse offers self-confidence, artistic creativity, masses of healing, changes of plans, planning in relationship, and drama – with bucket loads of the latter. Geo-cosmic activity is also heightened (cyclones and hurricanes, flooding, fires, drought and quakes). Similarly, during the Supermoon, we too, experience heightened personal and inter-personal shifts: in perception, as well as inner and outer challenges.

A nod & thanks to Moon maestro Mr Richard Nolles for ‘Supermoon’ awareness. Remember how Full Moons last for three days; so we are looking at the 20th-21st-22nd for the Moon to be HUGE. Clear skies permitting, climb high to witness this enchanting Supermoon. Moonrise and Moonset are when she looks her largest. And give at least another few days for solar-lunar effects to subside, only calming after the last quarter, Jan 27th.

With that I wish all an enlightening SuperMoon, and until next month, when we will be celebrating miracles and magic, may all be well and may all be happy.

From Laura Boomer-Trent, aka Astro Agent Dakini (from the Cosmic Intelligence Agency), who can also reveal astrological and spiritual archetypes in your birth chart, that often serve as confirmation of your purpose and soul contract. There is a universal awareness within astrology that can empower one to consciously co-create with the universe a future you would like to see manifest.

Laura can be contacted to read natal karma birth charts, as well as year-ahead horoscopes, relationship, synestry, family dynasty, astro-carto-graphy; adept in the healing arts: Western, Vedic, Chinese and Tibetan, Laura is an astrologer with over 30 years of experience, and a dedicated Buddhist scholar for 25. Consultations can be in person (in London, England), or via skype or phone. International clients welcomed. Spiritual astrology retreats are also offered Summer and Autumn, in Southern France, where students also explore astrologically inspired historic sites as well as the Black Madonna

From Purange-Guge, a fresco depicting Buddha Ratnasambhava (Rinchen Jungné)1400 ~ artist unknown

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

☼☾ Solstice Full Moon 0°49’ Cancer 2018 ☽☼

☆•*¨*•.¸¸☼☾ Solstice Full Moon 0°49’ Cancer ☽☼¸¸.•*¨*•☆
The interplay of Wisdom & Compassion
Rarely do our closest celestial ‘Lights’, the Sun and Moon, partner-up at such a climactic point of the year, the December Full Moon Solstice. As such, this Full Cancer Moon truly marks a yuletide to shine and sparkle. Taking selfies with twinkling fairy lights meant to illuminate the Xmas tree may be fun, but to let the world know how bright you really are, be brave: let your inner-light glow naturally, your innate Buddha nature, that glow of goodness we were all born with. 

The Solstice Full Moon in Cancer tenders family gatherings in a cosy Christmas hideaway, somewhere with people you feel relaxed and safe enough to drop your guard to scintillate and shine. As the Full Moon rises, the season’s also change into winter in the north, summer in the south. And the Solstice Sun now comes to a wondrous ‘stand still’ for three days rising and setting in the same place before again shifting emphasis of light, for nights to become shorter in the north, longer in the south. So we, too, tend to wind down for a few days to catch up with thoughts and loved ones, before light returns (in the north) Dec 24th-25th.

Sol’s celestial revolution marks Earth’s orbit around the Sun. Changing season Friday 21st December, @22:23 (GMT) (already Saturn’s day in Asia and Aus), Spirit Sun moves sign. By leaving optimistic Jupiter and communicative Mercury in charge of the Archer and forward-thinking ideals, at this Full Moon Cardinal Earth Solar Fire Festival, Sun makes a grand entrance into the business-like sphere of the ambitious Capricorn Sea-Goat, sign of concretisation and control. 

Within eighteen hours of such Solstice fanfare, @17:48 UT, on Saturday the 22nd December (Sunday in Asia & Aus), the Moon actually culminates to Full. The fruits of whatever was set into intention December 7th may be visible. If not, don’t worry; the ripples of good intention are still out there in the noosphere. And settle comfortably with the Moon at home in Cancer: content and radiant in the reflection of the cosmic ‘Light of Intelligence’, our Sun. This is a mega-astrological wheel-turning moment, a bit like Sun and Moon partying like its 1999, which is exactly when we last bathed under similar Solstice Full Moonbeams. But without millennial madness! Whoo-hoo! Happy Solstice Full Moon! 

Be aware that as Sun and Full Moon radiate along the cardinal axis of 0 degrees Cancer and Capricorn, a mighty powerful initiation also takes place within the individual heart-mind. Through this inner-planetary dance, Sun and Moon encourage compassion and wisdom to weave in and around the shamanic spiritual warrior’s soul and psyche.  

With an emotionally triple-charged Cancer Moon aligning to a crystallising Capricorn Sun, which is conjunct Time Lord Saturn, the celestial spotlight fixes upon the karmic connections we have and share with our soul family. All beings may be One under a Solstice Sun, enjoying love light and heat; but at this very special Full Moon during Sol’s standstill, it is quality time with families, friends, and the connections we care to nourish with our commitment, that also give added strength and cheer to a new Solar year and the birth of Sun’s ‘New Light King’. 

☆ Other heavenly influences directly associated with this stunning Solstice Full Moon include a major challenge coming from a stellium in the late degrees of Pisces: with Hygeia, Chiron and Mars, squaring-up to Sun and Moon. These three are the shamanic healing warriors, ever at the ready and banded together now to be quickly able to apply the spiritual and psychological (even physical (if called for)) band-aid, as together Chiron, Mars and Hygeia can cut to the quick and generate the love-wisdom that heals (collective) wounded emotions. So you see, it’s not just because it Christmas that forgiveness and compassion can emanate strongly now, but healing personal emotions or family feelings is well-starred. 

☆ Remaining (fairly) responsible over this Full Moon (while Luna is opposite Saturn, which is in a wide conjunct with Pluto) – just when everyone else just wants to let their hair down and forget all worries and woes, it could be one of those bizarre times when being disciplined is deeply satisfying and restorative.
While Sun and Moon connect to sobering Saturn, they are, in actual fact, in tighter (and more helpful) aspects to the wacky wild-card wizard, Uranus, planetary awakener and astral overseer: with a Trine and Sextile to Sun and Moon respectively. Sun is trine Uranus Rx in Aries, and now slowing to go forward 7th January (just a day after the Solar Eclipse!). 

This kind of connection between Uranus and Sun and Moon can activate the third eye. It can also make us more aware and sensitive to the current collective chaos. Most recently, Uranus has been at ‘the bends’, and in hard square to the North and South Nodes, Rahu and Ketu, Dragons’ Head, Dragon’s Tail. The unpredictable Uranian revolutionary team spirit exploded into action all over the place! But with the change now of nodal axis, from Leo – Aquarius into Cancer-Capricorn, the influence of the nodal contacts widens: i.e. Solstice points, Cancer – Capricorn, are often defining moments for many, both personally and professionally. 

Currently, the North Node, Dragon’s head, Rahu is conjunct ‘First Magnitude’ ‘Fixed Star’, Procyon in Ursa Minor; this is an indication of rapid success with short-lived opportunities, a couple of weeks or three – so maybe good to make the most of whatever comes your way – quickly – no dilly dally for soul family healing.

On the upside, Jupiter remains at home in Sagittarius for the next year; and is currently with communicative, but detriment Mercury, also questing and quizzing in Sagittarius. But Jupiter has all the luck, charm and blarney of the Irish, which is especially advantageous. Both Jupiter and Mercury are now conjunct a Fixed Red Star, Antares, suggesting success comes by being totally on point, however – plus a knack for good timing.

Also in the Full Cancer Moon horoscope there are also no less than four planets in rulership, including Luna herself, along with Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. All planets are in the astrological domains that amplify their better qualities. The Moon in Cancer, for instance, makes us more caring; a Sagittarian Jupiter opens the mind for exploration, understanding the bigger picture, to see how lucky we are; Saturn in Capricorn recognizes our discipline and accomplishment; and Neptune still in Pisces (until 2026) accenting our connection to the oceans and our emotions.  

And Love Goddess Venus in Scorpio is now free from her retrograde shadow, and ascends the heavens as the leading planet in the ‘Locomotive’ pattern of planets. With her intense kind of love, the Scorpio Venus leads stars signs, Scorpio, Sag, Capricorn, with Vesta in Aquarius, and the Shamanic Spiritual Warriors in Pisces pulling up the rear in both the Solstice and Full Moon charts. It’s like having someone who transformed their own demons steering planets through a time tunnel towards eclipse season, and a New Capricorn Moon Solar Eclipse, January 6th.  There will 6 celestial significators in Earthy Capricorn.  It could be a geophysical shaky start to 2019. The following Full 0* Moon on the 21st is also a Super Moon**, with high (emotional) tides. Beware mood swings and weather!

There’s no denying it, for a supposedly stabilising Earth Dog year, with its Mars and Venus retrogrades, 2018 has had its share of rattles and rolls. Events and situations around the world, and in our personal lives as well, have witnessed shocking and profound loses; be it people, species, rights, privacy, job or financial status, certain things, some of which were long fought for, and we thought would always be around are slipping away. 

Collective feelings are currently so strong they plunge deeply to merge with an oceanic ‘Soul Family’. Within this soul group ripples an innate mystical undercurrent of understanding, tolerance and kindness, which flow in and out of all our stories. Maybe we will all tap into some of that innate goodness in 2019, which will come into focus with the year of the Earth Boar (starting Feb 4th), that generally proposes a tranquil home and inner-life, while we each work diligently towards achievable personal goals.

With that I wish you all a very happy Solstice Full Moon and Happy Holidays! Happy New Year too! 

Sending LOVE-Light on the Full Moon beams!
From Astro Dakini aka Laura Boomer-Trent
Agent Dakini at the Cosmic Itelligence Agency.
*Five Full Moons in a row are at 0 degrees of the sign: this Cancer Moon is the second in the 5x0 series.  
**Term coined by Richard Nolle in the 70’s for the Moon at Perigee Syzygy, i.e. the Full Moon is closest to Earth. 

Image of Sun & Moon by Vincent of Beauvais, Le Mirouer, 1463

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Dakini Day Lama Tsong Khapa Day Dec '18

✶☽ 2nd Dec ~> The last Dakini Day of 2018 comes before a New Sagittarius Moon on the 7th December, three weeks before Solstice and the longest night/day of the year (depending upon which hemisphere you are in). This dark moon, before Spirit Sun changes emphasis of Light on the 21st Dec, therefore compounds any need for rest, reflection and recuperation. Turning YINward for the next five days allows the feminine Yin's soulful cool earthy darkness to grow the more gentle qualities of wisdom, fairness and compassion. 

✶☽As a glorious sky-dancing Goddess generously awakens loving kindness within every heartmind, the waning Moon in peaceful and social Libra harmoniously activates Spirit Sun in convivial and scholarly Sagittarius, for the Lights to concentrate the ‘higher mind’ to find emotional and spiritual balance through philosophy, culture and beauty. When the Dakini Moon is in airy Libra, partnerships get an ethical reset: hardened principles that make it difficult to relate can soften with an appreciation of what others may be going through. With a bright rational, this Dakini Goddess is civilised, always aware of the plight of others – especially with those she shares her life. This Moon is also conjunct Pallas Athena, accenting a powerful feminine warrior woman.
Before setting the intention with a New Sagittarius Moon, Sun AND Jupiter on the 7th, note forward moving Mercury can help to hone into certain subjects and sharpen one’s INsight.  Also worth bearing in mind is how Sun and New Moon will conjunct a part of the sky called the ‘Great Attractor’: be aware that intentions set at this New Moon can greatly magnetise.   

✶☽Today is also an important day in our Tibetan Buddhist calendar: not only it is DAKINI day, with Sun and Moon in the last 'harmonious' aspect of a waning lunation, accenting the Sagittarian Guru wisdom because it is also Lama Tzongkhapa day, honouring the 14th Century founder of the Galugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, to which both His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and my late Lama, Venerable Lama Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche belong.

And it’s also Hannuka – a festival of Light for Jewish friends! :))
This is certainly a wonderful time to go easy on oneself – and others – to socialise and be with friends, and to reflect upon this passing year whilst contemplating future plans in the upcoming year of the Earth Pig. 
Wishing everyone a very happy Lama Tsong Khapa Dakini Day!
And a very happy Dakini Day too! May all beings be happy 🙏🌙💜😍🌹
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