The Cancer Solar Eclipse (June 21, 2:41am eastern) is an extra-powerful New Moon, signifying a major new beginning – one that may require an equally dramatic ending. A Solar Eclipse plants seeds that will grow over the next six months and even 19 years.
The power of this Eclipse is amplified by its occurrence just hours after Solstice, and by its activation of the very first degree of Cancer. We have the opportunity for a clean slate, a radical reset, in all Cancer-ruled arenas – home, family, roots, ancestors, intimate relationships, our inner and outer foundation of support.
The waters of Cancer call us deep into our hearts, feelings and instincts to recreate the world from the inside out.
At Eclipses and Solstices, the veil is thin and we can receive major cosmic downloads and energetic upgrades, thereby resetting the light of consciousness and changing our life’s trajectory. Take time for meditation, reflection, communion with nature – whatever helps you feel peaceful, grounded and receptive.
The collective field – the energetic blueprint that determines the course of humanity – is also very impressionable right now, and this is a powerful time to seed that field with intentions of love, compassion, connection, safety and trust.
While we’ve been conditioned to believe that we have very little power as individuals, there is A LOT we can do on the personal level, and in fact that’s where we have the most power right now.
As Barbara Hand Clow writes, “Each person who takes microcosmic responsibility for the universal problem by seeing how it originates within is part of the solution to the macrocosmic mass dilemma” (The Liquid Light of Sex).
To get more insight into what this Solar Eclipse means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 0 degrees of Cancer. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re being called to:
- listen deeply and act on your instincts and intution;
- strengthen your foundation of support;
- release old emotional patterns or attachments;
- increase your sense of inner security;
- re-set your emotional compass;
- and plant a new vision for your future.
For in-depth astro-guidance for this potent Eclipse portal, check out my 75-minute Solar Eclipse recording, offered in the gift.
Late Friday night/Saturday morning (June 13, 2:24am Eastern) we enter the Last Quarter phase of the Gemini New Moon cycle that started on May 22nd.
The Last Quarter or Waning Half Moon often marks a significant turning point or crossroads, when we’re both finishing out the current cycle, and preparing for the new one.
This Quarter Moon is more potent and more emotionally charged than usual since it occurs between Eclipses – extra-powerful lunations.
Neptune has played a starring role in this lunar cycle. We’ve been challenged to discern reality from illusion, to disconnect from media and information that generates confusion and fear and plug into a greater source of wisdom and deeper truth.
The Last Quarter Moon – in Pisces and conjunct both Mars and Neptune – brings these themes to a head. How we close out this cycle depends on our courage (Mars) to face and to FEEL (Moon in Pisces) whatever we’ve been hiding, repressing or escaping from (Neptune).
Neptune and Pisces rule both paradise and prison, and this Moon will show us where we’ve been imprisoned by our outgrown belief systems – wherever we’re making decisions based on “shoulds,” based on conditioned beliefs from family or society rather than from our own inner knowing. It’s time to draw on the power of this Piscean deluge to wash away the old stories and patterns.
OR – if we’ve used this lunar cycle to listen deeply to the voice of Spirit, the voice of our intuition, then we can ride this Piscean tidal wave to a new level of MAGIC, connection with Source, and TRUST in life’s greater unfolding. We can seed the collective unconscious with a new dream of peace, unity and love.
Whatever supports your system to soften and surrender will be helpful over the next few days – being in or near water, getting extra sleep and downtime, communing with nature, music, art, poetry… While sensitivities are running high, it’s especially important to unplug from fear-generating media, and tune into the channels of information that inspire trust and healing.
The first of three high-pressure, emotionally-charged Eclipses peaks on June 5th – a Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius.
Eclipses bring to the surface feelings that have been submerged in the subconscious, and information that has been hidden in the dark. Sagittarius is the fiery sign of TRUTH, and this Eclipse is especially potent for breaking free from illusion and bringing truth to light.
An extra-powerful Full Moon, this Eclipse catalyzes the death of old, fear-based beliefs and stories that maintain the top-down/power-over control system. Our assignment is divest our life force from the systems that are falling apart and start investing in the new reality we want to create.
Mars and Neptune in Pisces square the Eclipse, activating the Spiritual Warrior. Instead of engaging in fighting or further polarization, we can rise to a whole different level. When we turn our awareness toward the larger field of consciousness, we tap into the power of Source. By changing our thoughts and our frequency, we change the reality that’s manifesting.
To get more insight into what this Full Moon Eclipse means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 15 degrees of Sagittarius. The areas of life signified by that house are where significant events are coming to culmination or completion, and where you’re called to:
- break through the illusion of fear-based stories and beliefs;
- reconnect with inspiration and enthusiasm and open to a more positive future;
- strengthen faith in your own spiritual authority and inner guidance;
- acknowledge the truth of your feelings and clear the emotional backlog in order to experience greater freedom.
Tonight’s First Quarter Moon in Virgo (May 29, 11:30pm eastern) marks the halfway point between the Gemini New Moon (May 22) and the Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse (June 5). A significant turning point in the cycle, the First Quarter or Waxing Half Moon is when the balance shifts from dark to light.
The seeds of intention planted in the fertile darkness of the New Moon are now ready to manifest, and as the energy builds toward the Full Moon, we’re challenged to overcome obstacles to bringing our vision into the light.
The Virgo Moon forms a square to both the Sun and Venus in Gemini, while also opposing Mars in Pisces – forming a pressurized configuration called a t-square (two squares and an opposition). In the mutable signs, this t-square stirs up fast change, feelings of restlessness, and a need to be flexible and adaptable.
In a Gemini lunar cycle strongly characterized by Neptunian energy, it can be easy to be pulled in multiple directions and get distracted and scattered, losing focus. Confusion, illusion and denial are also more shadowy Neptunian potentials. The higher potential is to increase connection and communication with Source, with our deepest soul selves, and use spiritual inspiration as fuel for creating a more loving and beautiful world.
The Moon in earthy, discerning Virgo directs our attention to the here-and-now, our body and environment, helping us get grounded and focus in on what’s most important. Virgo is the Priestess who purifies the temple of her body and home in order to become a stronger and clearer channel for spirit (Pisces). Making small improvements at this Quarter Moon can make a big difference – just take care of what’s right in front of you, and then the next thing.
Mercury – ruler of both Gemini and Virgo – has just moved into watery Cancer, the inwardly-focused sign of deep feelings, nurturing, home and family. We can rely on our feelings and instincts to guide us forward, and trust that, as we change our inner environment, we change the world.
With the South Node in Sagittarius, we don’t need to understand the big picture of everything that’s happening “out there” before taking action, and being overly focused on world events can distract us from the power we have in our immediate environment. Use this First Quarter as a time of preparation, purification, refinement and discernment, and remember that all the “little things” we do as individuals add up to major shifts in the collective.
– Emily Trinkaus
Today’s Gemini New Moon (May 22, 1:39pm Eastern) sparks fast changes in your environment, relationships and most importantly, your mind. This New Moon is a cosmic wake-up call, a lightning bolt that pierces through the veil of illusion to connect you with your soul’s deepest truth.
Alcyone, the brightest star of the Pleiades and the “Central Sun” around which our solar system rotates, is activated by the New Moon. The doors to higher information are wide open, especially when you unplug from technology and media, spend time in nature, and quiet your mind and nervous system.
This is a lunar cycle for gathering information, making connections and reconnections, building alliances, and sharing your understanding of the present and dreams for the future. The Sun and Moon trine Saturn in Aquarius, helping you see the bigger picture and harness your thoughts toward building a positive future.
This New Moon is the gateway into Eclipse season – a high-pressure period of accelerated growth and change, in effect until July 20th. You can work with the Gemini New Moon to reset your mind and get into the right headspace to successfully surf the tides of the three upcoming Eclipses.
To get more insight into what this New Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 2 degrees of Gemini. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re being called to:
- deepen your sense of belonging and connection (first within yourself);
- listen to the voice of your soul;
- open your mind to new ideas, perspectives and possibilities;
- improve communication skills (especially when it comes to listening);
- learn something new, or revisit a subject you used to love.
– Emily Trinkaus
Get all the details about this new lunar cycle, in effect for the next month, in my 80-minute New Moon recording, offered “in the gift.”
We’re in a week of major cosmic shifts – Saturn turned retrograde on Sunday night (May 11, 12:09am eastern), followed by Venus tonight (May 13, 2:45am) and Jupiter on Thursday (May 14, 10:32am).
As I talked about in my Scorpio Full Moon call, this emphasis on retro planets (for the next several months) indicates potential reversals in circumstances and in our feelings. Retro planets slow momentum and turn our attention inward and toward the past to reflect, review and recalibrate.
In addition to three planets turning retrograde, two planets change signs this week. Mercury, planet of the mind, communication and information, moved into its home sign of Gemini on Monday, May 11, until May 28th.
Mercury is moving quickly and super-strong for the next few weeks, supporting stimulating connections, conversations and the flow of ideas. With Venus retro in Mercury-ruled Gemini, there may be a lot of RE-connections that happen, as well as reviewing past events to gather new data and get a new understanding.
The other notable shift is action planet Mars, which moves from Aquarius to Pisces tonight (May 13, 12:17am). We can best work with Mars in watery Pisces (until June 27th) by going with the flow and relying on our intuition, rather than being willful and trying to push our way forward.
If all that weren’t enough for one week – on Thursday we enter the Last Quarter phase of the lunar cycle, when the Aquarius Moon squares the Taurus Sun (10:03am Eastern at 24 degrees).
The Last Quarter or Waning Half Moon, when the predominance of light gives way to darkness, often marks a turning point. We’re called to complete what we started at the New Moon – or let go of what we’re not going to complete – in order to focus on our priorities.
The Aquarius Moon inspires “outside the box” thinking and connects us with our dreams for the future, while the Taurus Sun encourages practical steps in the here-and-now to manifest our ideals.
Both Taurus and Aquarius are fixed signs, and there’s the potential for stubbornness, stuckness, resistance and over-attachment. But the Sun’s harmonious trine to Pluto and Jupiter lends support for making changes to improve our world and tangible progress toward long-term goals.
With the North Node now in Gemini, flexibility, adaptability and considering multiple options and perspectives are key.
– Emily Trinkaus
Gemini Full Moon: December 12, 2019, 12:12am Eastern
The Gemini Full Moon reveals adjustments you can make – in your thought patterns, everyday environment and communications – to support you in manifesting your big dreams.
There is a lot of momentum right now, plenty of cosmic support for taking the initiative and making tangible progress toward long-term goals. This Full Moon illuminates the workings of your mind, and helps you shapeshift your perceptions and stories so you can more effectively utilize the available momentum and step through the doors that have opened.
The Full Moon squares dreamy Neptune, bringing the potential for getting thrown off-course by distraction, confusion, overwhelm and insecurity. Instead, take a break from holiday busyness and media-inundation to slow down and connect more deeply with Source – through meditation, dance, music, art or whatever helps you drop into a state of timelessness.
Venus is sandwiched between Saturn and Pluto at the Full Moon, and relationships, finances and creative projects are highlighted as make-it-or-break-it arenas for transformation. These are also arenas that could benefit from getting a new perspective or telling a different story.
This Full Moon marks our entry into Eclipse Season – a 6-week, high-pressure period of accelerated growth and change. The upcoming Eclipse Season is especially intense as it features and catalyzes the game-changing Saturn-Pluto conjunction.
You can work with the mutable, shapeshifting energies of this Full Moon to help prepare for the mega-changes ahead.
For more insight into what this Full Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 19 degrees Gemini. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re invited to:
- free your mind from self-defeating thought patterns;
- open to new, more expansive perspectives;
- release and rewrite the attitudes and stories that undermine your power;
- make changes in your everyday life to align with your deepest wisdom and support you to manifest your goals.
– Emily Trinkaus
p.s.! For all the Virgoan details about this powerful Full Moon and how you can maximize the potential of the current cosmic weather, check out my 60-minute Full Moon call.
Taurus Full Moon: November 12, 2019, 8:34am Eastern
The lunar cycle that started with the uber-intense Scorpio New Moon peaks at the Taurus Full Moon – a time of culmination, fruition, healing and revelation. The Full Moon’s auspicious alignments with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces point to the potential for manifesting your dreams.
The Moon is exalted in earthy, sensual Taurus, helping you feel into and direct your attention toward what’s beautiful and abundant in your life, and express gratitude for all you have. This is a powerful Full Moon for deepening your connection with and giving love to your body and the Earth.
The Full Moon is always a time of revelation, but this one is especially potent as it coincides with the rare transit of Mercury, which occurs on the numerologically significant November 11th. 11 is considered a “master number” and the date 11/11 is thought to open a portal to higher consciousness.
Mercury always meets up with the Sun at the halfway point of a Mercury retrograde cycle. At a Mercury transit, their alignment is so precise – from our earthly perspective, similar to an Eclipse – that Mercury appears as a black dot moving across the face of the Sun. (If you got to see the Venus transit in 2012, it will look something like that.)
There are only 13 Mercury transits in this entire century! This rare alignment can accelerate and amplify connection with your own heart, others’ hearts, the “heart of the matter,” and the heart of the Cosmos/Great Mystery itself – all represented by the Sun.
This potent Mercury-Sun conjunction plants a seed for new ways of thinking, connecting and communicating. Important information may be revealed, prompting a significant turning point in your life.
Mercury retrograde in Scorpio (October 31-November 20), is on a hunt for the life force. On and near 11/11 you’ll have opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of what really turns you on, what you’re passionate about, what brings you alive, and what you’re committed to at an emotional/root level.
Take time around the Taurus Full Moon to be in nature, meditate, tune into your body, pray, and make magic, art and love. Taurus is ruled by Venus, Goddess of love, pleasure, beauty and the erotic.
For more insight into what this Full Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 19 degrees Taurus. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re invited to:
- slow down and tune into your body’s guidance and wisdom;
- let go of what no longer feels nourishing or aligned with your values;
- heal wounds around self-love and self-worth;
- come out of “survival mode” and open to receiving more support;
- take steps to create more pleasure, beauty and love.
Events from the past may also come to fruition or completion in these areas.
It’s also useful to pay attention to the house opposite the Full Moon – the house activated by the Mercury transit. The areas represented by that house are where transformational information may be coming to light.
– Emily Trinkaus
p.s.! For all the Virgoan details about this magical Full Moon and how you can maximize the potential of the current cosmic weather, check out my 50-minute Full Moon call.
Scorpio New Moon: October 27, 2019, 11:38pm Eastern
The Scorpio New Moon is a major wake-up call, sparking a transformational new beginning.
The pressure is on to get off the fence and commit to a course of action that honors your root truth – your feelings, desires and instincts. Scorpio is a fixed sign, and the decisions you make now are likely to solidify for the long term.
The Sun and Moon precisely oppose Uranus the Great Awakener – planet of revolution, liberation, acceleration, sudden change, and “expect the unexpected.” This is a New Moon when feelings erupt, the truth comes out and secrets are revealed. Revelations result in making an unexpected shift in your life direction.
Ultimately, this Uranian New Moon wants you to break free from what no longer serves you and take your life to a higher level.
While things can seem very complicated, chaotic and crazy-making, you can come back to the simple discernment of what brings you alive, and what drains you.
The challenge is to trust life, trust what’s alive for you and where it wants to take you – which is likely someplace you’ve never been, i.e., the UNKNOWN. Scorpio is the Edgewalker and this lunar cycle calls you out of your comfort zone and into the Mystery.
For more insight into what the Scorpio New Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 4 degrees Scorpio. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re invited to:
- shed what you’ve outgrown to make space for a new beginning
- take the risk of trusting and acting on your instincts
- uncover the truth of your needs and desires
- reignite your passion and vitality.
– Emily Trinkaus
p.s.! For in-depth navigational support for these powerful planetary currents, check out my 75-minute New Moon call.
Aries Full Moon: October 13, 2019, 5:08pm Eastern
The Full Moon in Aries is the peak of the transformational lunar cycle that started with the Libra Super New Moon on September 28th. Relationships are under a lot of pressure, and it is intense!!
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, raw life force, the fiery spark of Eros that catalyzes new beginnings. The Full Moon in Aries highlights themes of identity and desire.
Who are you and what do you want? What is ALIVE for you, what excites you to move forward and what is worth investing in for the long term?
The Sun and Moon precisely square Pluto, Underworld God/dess, and secrets and suppressed feelings are erupting into the light. Pluto is the principle of death and rebirth, transformation and resurrection.
We’re called to release old ideas of who we “should” be, who we used to be, and what we used to want. To let go of what no longer feels aligned with our true self, uncover more of our present-time authenticity and stand in the authority of who we know ourselves to be now.
What needs to be felt, healed, released, surrendered, transformed in the fires of Pluto’s cauldron in order to liberate more of your FIRE? Where are you stifling or suppressing your passion, individuality and creativity because you’re following someone else’s rules?
If you’ve been hiding your truth, your desires, in order to please others and keep the peace, this Full Moon will interrupt your regularly scheduled programming and recharge relationships that have become stagnant and stale.
It’s time to feel the depths and darkness, reveal your secrets, lay your cards on the table, and discern what’s truly in alignment moving forward.
For more insight into what this Full Moon means for YOU, find find the house in your chart that contains 20 degrees Aries. The areas of life represented by that house are where:
- events from the past, including karmic past, are coming to fruition, completion or culmination;
- fiery feelings, desires, passions are rising to the surface to help you clarify your goals and recharge your life force;
- you’re being called to activate your Spiritual Warrior and take committed action in integrity with your deeper values and purpose.
Word to the wise! As of October 11th, Mercury has entered its retrograde shadow, i.e., we’re starting to feel the influence of the actual retrograde – October 31-November 20. In the pre-retro shadow, we’re getting a preview of the themes we’ll be working with, what we will need to review and redo.
Because of its retrograde, Mercury will be in Scorpio for an extra-long time (Oct 3-December 9), focusing our attention – and our reviewing and redoing – on the Scorpionic realms of sexuality, intimacy, business partnerships and shared finances.
At the Full Moon, Mercury forms a powerful Grand Trine with Neptune in Pisces and the North Node in Cancer, offering support for open-hearted, vulnerable and transformational conversations and connections. As this Plutonian Full Moon urges us to reveal our secrets and speak our truth, the watery Grand Trine brings in the essential ingredients of compassion and softness.
– Emily Trinkaus
p.s.! For in-depth navigational support for these powerful planetary currents, check out my 75-minute Full Moon call.