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The New Moon in Taurus
May 11, 2021
Light Within Earth
By Dikki-Jo Mullen

The second New Moon of the spring season will be at 3:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 21 degrees Taurus 17’. A trine with Pluto in Capricorn and wide separating conjunction from Uranus in Taurus promise some surprises regarding values, ecology and security issues during the four weeks of this lunar month to come. The Sabian symbol for this degree reads “White dove over troubled waters.” The message is seeking peace and spiritual strength, rising above chaos and darkness. The Pluto influence suggests the sparkle of crystals and inner fire or magma within Earth herself. Uranus promises weather upsets and other surprises. It’s the Venus- Saturn decanate of Taurus bringing an awareness of time and a yearning for structure. This is the last lunation before the two eclipses to come on May 26 (lunar eclipse in Sagittarius) and June 10 (solar eclipse in Gemini). Things (like the times) they are a change’ in. Any lunation preceding an eclipse pattern brings with it a certain turbulence. Meditate, go within to find peace of mind. Keep good company.

Earth sign people (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) welcome a fresh start and a cycle of growth. You are looking around at a range of different choices now.
Air sign people (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) Venus, Saturn and Jupiter affect you. Creative expression, a deepening of faith and establishing parameters will affect you.
Fire Sign people (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) You can do some healing and acquire knowledge. Old pain or disappointments are viewed in a better light. Chiron impacts you.
Water sign people (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) A favorable Neptune aspect enhances your psychic awareness and attunement with the spiritual universe. Mars in Cancer points to a competitive mood, more energy and assertiveness.

 

Astrology 101 -Beginning Astrology -Week 4
The Aspects – Celestial Energies Dynamically At Work in the Birth Chart

Conjunction – Two planets within 10 degrees of each other. Powerful, but favorable or not depending.
Opposition – Two planets are 180 degrees apart, directly across the zodiacal wheel. Separative, unfavorable, problems from external sources, blockages.
Sextile – Two planets are 60 degrees or two signs apart. Pleasant, harmonious combining of energies.
Square – Two planets are 90 degrees apart, 3 signs apart. Very negative, turbulent and stressful impact.
Trine – Two planets are 4 signs or 120 degrees apart. Very positive and fortunate influence.
Quincunx – Two planets are 5 signs or 150 degrees apart, somewhat negative, lack of balance, karma and fate are factors.

The Qualities
Cardinal Signs -Mark the start of each season. Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn – The Present
Fixed Signs – Steadfast, the season at its peak. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius – Traditional Order
Mutable Signs – Herald a change to come. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces – Future Promise
The Elements

Fire Signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Earth Signs – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Air Signs – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Water Signs – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Night of the Sinister Supermoon

April 26, 2021- Full Moon in Scorpio

By Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer

 

     It’s a supermoon! Because it is closer to Earth than usual in its orbit, the Full Moon on Monday (moon-day) April 26, 2021 will appear especially large, beautiful and luminous. It will be exactly Full as the midnight witching hour approaches at 11:32 pm EDT. The Seed Moon (planting time), Pink Moon (honoring the soft pink blossoms of the phlox plant), Hare Moon and Moon of Frogs’ Birth (both references to spring and fertility) are some of the names given to this April Moon. 7 degrees Scorpio 06’ is the exact placement of the lunation. The Sabian Symbol reads “The Moon shining across a lake.” From its watery depths and illusions, a chimera, is suggested. The fixed star Khambalia colors this Full Moon. Khambalia brings a Mercury-Mars energy. Its name comes from an old Coptic word meaning “claw”. Changeable and uncertain situations are brewing, conversations can become confrontational, there can be some twisting of the facts. Storytelling (innocent tales or not) can color information exchanges. Espionage, research, intensity are some keynotes. Psychic awareness is stimulated. Heed intuition. Try doing a deep meditation, dream interpretation or experiments with telepathy. These activities can yield valuable truths.

     A fixed T-square is formed as the Scorpio moon will apply to opposition aspects with four Taurus placements (Sun, Uranus, Venus and Mercury) and will square Saturn in Aquarius. This leaves Leo as final fixed sign at the open and wobbly leg of this tipping celestial table. Flamboyance, power struggles and drama can play out. A sense humor can help to keep perspective if the ego is involved. Don’t be overly rigid, a touch of flexibility and give and take can ease situations over the next three days.

Creatures of the night and other dimensions are afoot and in flight. If strolling at moonrise keep an eye out for wandering vampires.   

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Astrology 101 – Week Three Assignment

The Celestial Bodies
Cosmic Energy Generators Affecting all things on the Earth

Sun – birth sign, ego, identity, life force
Moon – emotions, memories, personality, heredity
Mercury – communication, intellect, skills
Venus – love, pleasures, the fine arts
Mars – energy, challenges, sports, anger
Jupiter – expansion, philosophy, religion, luck, happiness
Saturn – responsibility, parameters, realities, restriction
Uranus – originality, progress, science, accidents
Neptune – inspiration, dreams, illusions, 6th sense, spirits
Pluto – rebirth, renewal, transformation, natural resources

Additionally Consider
Chiron – healing, teaching, moving beyond disappointments
Moon’s North and South Nodes – karmic conditions, give and take, a goal and avoidance

Astrology 101 – Week 2

The Twelve Houses of the Zodiac Twelve Areas of Life

As the Earth turns on its axis, during the day, the Sun, Moon and planets move across the sky from our perspective.  The different segments, areas in the sky are the various houses in the horoscope. This shows how these celestial energies are directed and manifested.

1st house – appearance, image, identity – angular (ascendant, rising sign)
2nd house – money, possessions, tools, earning ability – succedent
3rd house – communication, siblings, early schooling – cadent
4th house – family, domesticity, security, heritage – angular (I.C.)
5th house- romance, creativity, hobbies, children – succedent
6th house – health, service, daily routine, small animals – cadent
7th housemarriage, partnerships, justice – angular (descendant)
8th house – passion, death, rebirth, investments, mystery -succedent
9th house – travel, philosophy, higher education, in-laws -cadent
10th house – fame, achievement, leadership, visibility – angular (M.C.)
11th house – goals, friends, wishes, groups and organizations, politics – succedent
12th house – sacrifice, solitude, secrets, institutions -cadent

Celestial Sparks A- Flying!
The New Moon in Aries on April 11, 2021
By Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer

This first New Moon of springtime sparks and blazes in a very bright cosmic stellium lit by cardinal fire sign candles. The lunation takes place on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 10:31pm EDT with Chiron, Mercury and Venus all joined by the Sun and Moon in Aries. An adventurous spirit and a desire to make things happen prevails in the here and now characterizes this New Moon cycle, which will set the pace for the next 4 weeks. It is also about starting projects which will mature during the year of seasons to come. “Start it and just do it now”, whatever the “it” might be in your own life, is the mantra. Write a wish list to clarify and crystallize your intentions. This simple bit of magic, the hand written wish list, supports dreams becoming a reality. Write yours during the eight hours following the time of the New Moon.
The Sun and Moon at 22 Aries 24’ are conjunct in the Mars -Jupiter ruled decanate of The Ram. The Sabian symbol for this degree, shared by The Sun and New Moon, reads “A woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load.” This suggests visibility (bright pastels), involvement in something of importance (heavy load) yet all is not obvious (the future wears a veil). The fixed star Baiton Kaitos conjoins this degree also. Located in The Whale constellation this fixed star has an overall Saturnian flavor. Its name translates “in the Belly of the Sea Monster”. There is a challenging lean, mean times mood and a need to look into making the best of the situation. How can one serve lemonade squeezed and sweetened from the abundance of lemons?
Mercury in Aries is in mutual reception with Mars in Gemini. This fuels travel, a battle of wits and words, as well as duality and nervous energy or stress. Yet there are ways to get out of what ever one gets into, with this favorable mutual reception. Escape is possible. Venus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn. Lighten up and keep a perspective on passions. Some relationships are more turbulent than peaceful, many romances are in a state of flux. Chiron in Aries points to the need for healing of eyestrain, headaches or over doing physical activities such as extreme sports. Mars favorably aspects Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius. Humanitarian concerns continue to be a focus, many will be motivated to help those in need. Values and the economic situation continue to evolve with Uranus in Taurus squared by Saturn. Wealth can assume an unconventional meaning. Neptune is within orb of a square to Mars. Rainfall and water quality are underscored by this influence. Weather changes occur with New Moons. Listen to the weather report tonight. Here in Central Florida the skies are stormy. Surprisingly, a cool front is on the way amid chaos in the clouds.
This time is unusual in that all of the major planets are in direct motion. Progress is encouraged and the celestial current favors going forward in pursuing desired changes. Think “ full steam ahead”. So just “go for it”, whatever “ it” means to you. It might mean leaving an old job for a new one, moving or nurturing some other cherished dream. The Moon is beginning its waxing cycle. Escape from a rut. So now is the time, through the next Full Scorpio Moon on April 26. The various retrograde energy cycles will gradually return with Pluto beginning its backward dance on April 28, 2021.

Astrology 101 Week One Assignment

There are 12 signs of the zodiac, marking the circle of space around the Sun. The word zodiac means “circle of animals” from the Greek. The zodiac signs are 12 channels of expression. This week learn them in order along with the glyphs which represent each sign in order and the key words, as discussed in class. Write the glyphs for each sign in order a few times. They are the foundation of your basic alphabet as an astrologer.

Aries – fiery, pioneering, competitive
Taurus – earthy, stable, practical
Gemini – dual, lively, versatile
Cancer – protective, traditional, sensitive
Leo – warm, dramatic, flamboyant
Virgo – conscientious, particular, detail-oriented
Libra – refined, sociable, fair
Scorpio – intense, secretive, researcher
Sagittarius – friendly, expansive, philosophical
Capricorn – cautious, serious, security -oriented
Aquarius – inquisitive, unpredictable, original
Pisces – responsive, dependent, imaginative

Springtime, 2021
The First Full Moon of the Zodiacal Year
“Behind the Eight Ball”

By Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer

Sunday, March 28, 2021 welcomes the first Full Moon of the Zodiacal Year at 2:48 pm EDT. Luna is Full at 8 degrees Libra 18’. The two week period from this Full Moon until the New Moon in Aries on April 11, 2021 will be impacted by this message. Among those who follow the Old Ways of the Pagan spiritual traditions this is called the Seed Moon. Now is the time to plant that which you want to grow, within your own psyche as well as in the garden. Another of the many names for springtime’s first Full Moon comes from the Native American Medicine Wheel teachings, where it becomes the Moon of the Budding Trees. The message is one ofadventure and new growth are promised, but rashness must be controlled. The tree which buds too soon can be frozen.
The Sabian Symbol for this degree reads “Three old Masters hang in an art gallery.” The number three and the paintings are a metaphor. The significance is one of admiring beauty, skill and protecting irreplaceable treasures. The Fixed Star Vindematrix at 9 degrees of Libra is nearly conjunct this Full Moon and will color its influence. Vindemiatrix is right up there with Algol in having a sinister reputation. The name translates “gatherer of grapes”. The mythology of Vindemiatrix is the story of Ampelos, a son of a nymph and satyr. He was beloved by Bacchus, the God of wine and revelry. Bacchus gave Ampelos a vine which was planted near an elm tree. Ampelos fell climbing from the vine and died. Bacchus turned him into a yellow star and placed him in the heavens. A Mercury-Saturn quality is assigned to this star. It suggests health and monetary matters, dealing with stress and rising above disappointments.
This Libra Full Moon will make justice an emotional concern. Love and relationships will also be an important focus for many. Be thoughtful. What do others need? How do associates feel? Focus on a creative outlet, fashions, fragrances and making the environment as pleasant as possible for yourself and others. The Full Moon will exactly oppose the Sun, Venus and Chiron all in a stellium at 8 degrees of Aries. This promises some ultimatums from others. A calling, a mission can become a personal priority. Use care if traveling, exploring new relationships or taking medicines. Some who have felt trapped can regain a sense of freedom. World news can bring some power upsets and other elements of the unexpected.
Are you behind this celestial “Eight Ball?” Check your own birth chart for any placements at 8 degrees of any sign. The natal potentials will be activated now.
Mercury and Neptune are in an applying conjunct in Pisces with this Full Moon. Psychic connections, magic and mysticism, spiritual messages and meaningful dreams are favored. Also the fey ones, the wee folk and nature spirits can be especially active.
It is quite unusual and worthy of notice that there are no retrograde planets (excluding the asteroids) in the sky currently. This favors moving on. Look forward to the future and be goal oriented. Start something new. This trend lasts until April 27 when Pluto goes retrograde. After that other planets will gradually change direction too.

Dikki-Jo Mullen
Astrologer and Parapsychologist https://dikkijomullen.wordpress.com

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