In the wee hours of February 19th we will enter a Full Moon Phase in the zodiac of Virgo. This moon is considered a super moon, because of the earth’s proximity to the earth. The moon will appear large and bright in the sky (assuming its not too cloudy to view).
This moon will not only illuminate the night sky, but also bring into focus areas of our lives that need de-cluttering and reorganization-areas where the heart and mind are scattered. Where our emotions need balance.
With this moon being in the zodiac sign of Virgo, there will be an earth based pragmatism to this moon. Virgos are one of the hardest working signs of the zodiac sign. Virgo is also a thinker and highly critical of themselves and others. You may find yourself doing an inventory of everything in your life- including your thoughts and emotions.
This moon will carry with it a burst of energy and motivation to re-work and organize goals and plans that need fine tuning. You will get the clarity on what you really want and what steps to take in getting here.
Earth energy-money, stability, tangible items will be in review during this moon. Spending problems, needed financial moves and utilizing available resources will be highlighted. The future expansion of resources will be part of this as well. What practical steps are needed to move forward?
The energy around this moon will also bear a sense of compassion and loving feelings. It’s time to let go of expectations and attachment to certain outcomes and how we want life to be. Things will feel as if they have come full circle and greater understanding obtained.
There will be a quiet recognition of problems and what needs to be done to resolve those problems without any thought or conscious deliberation on what direct action is needed, thanks to Mars-ruler of action, aggression, and war. You will just get it done without much forethought. You might also feel rushed to move or speak your mind in an aggressive way.
Neptune will have an aspect to this moon creating a dreamy and whimsical feeling. Its a time to indulge in dreaming big, but also seeing a clear way to achieve your dreams- utilizing Virgo energy. Neptune can create a fog around communication and situations. Things may seem differently than they appear. Be careful if you’re gullable. It will be prudent to listen to your intuition and not move out of a place of fear and anxiety, which can be heightened by Mars. There might be an over-confidence, over-extending, and over-promising with a slight detachment from reality. The sun moving into Pisces will also add to this dreamlike vibe.
There will be an aspect to Mercury, since it is about to go retrograde in early March. The shadow period of Metro retrograde is here- hold ups, important communication and possible miscommunication will start around this time and culminate by the end of this Mercury Retrograde. Also, Mars can add to ruffled feathers. Pay attention to what bubbles up now as it will come full circle by the end of the retrograde period. You’ll see why certain things are at a stalemate.
With an aspect to Pluto, there is a level of death and rebirth to this moon. A feeling of shedding on old skin or completing a spiritual and practical lesson will add to the feeling of coming full circle. You may also feel a deeper sense of connectedness and flow with your world- also playing on Pisces energy.
This will be a powerful moon and emotions will run deep-setting events into motion that could change your life’s direction. This is a very active time in astrology with intense energy. Pay attention to common themes and synchronicity to know what to take in and leave behind during this phase.
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On February 4, 2019 we will enter a New Moon phase in the zodiac sign of Aquarius. This moon follows the powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse that occurred at the end of January in Aquarius’ opposite sign, Leo.
Aquarius is an air sign. They tend to be a little rebellious and like to go against the accepted norm. She is very caring and humanitarian. Aquas also tend to be drawn to the mystical and esoteric. She likes attention and the spotlight, much like their opposite, Leo. She also can be bored easily and tends to be a little restless.
Leo is a sign about the individual. Aquarius is a sign about community, society, and the collective. There will be a focus on who we surround ourselves with, how we connect to others, what community looks like to us and how we can connect with our community.
There will also be an aspect to Mercury in this moon, who rules communication. Communications will be another theme of this moon. You may want to consider your communication style and how this is hindering or assisting you towards your goals.
Mercury will have a sextile to Jupiter during this moon phase creating fertile ground for important conversations and positivity. It may feel easier to express yourself and have a sense of being understood. This may be a good time to speak out on a topic or issue that concerns you or ways to better your community.
Saturn will create a sextile to Neptune bringing a focus on hard work towards material gain and deepening spirituality. This could be a time of a renewed mediation practice or starting one. Maybe you feel a pull towards joining a specific faith or life philosophy.
New Moons represent beginnings and planting new seeds. During this moon, it is a good time to enter new partnerships and begin a new phase of deepening budding connections. This moon phase may be a time you make important decisions about who you surround yourself with and whether those connections are in alignment with your future and values as an individual.
The coming year is going to be expansive. New career moves, projects, and romance look promising. The predominant element in the collective energy is fire. That energy is heavily represented by the King of Wands in a few of the monthly readings. This energy speaks to passion, leadership, wisdom, and the directed motivation to make dreams reality. This is the year to give it a spin and see where you land. Let’s get this thing off the ground.
January Message for the Collective:
The beginning of a long lasting passion is here. Indulge your curiosity and learn what you can about this new fire. This energy may be burdened by traditional moral constraints. Consult your own personal ethos in what action is needed to get this off the ground and see the bigger picture.
Page of Swords: New Beginning. Enthusiasm. Curiosity.
The Hierophant: Morality. Tradition. Ethics.
King of Wands: Leader. Big Picture. Overcoming Challenge.
February Message for the Collective:
Express yourself and explore the possibilities. Your passions and curiosities are leading toward greater happiness. Your hearts desires are not by accident. Walk with the carefree and playful attitude of the fool. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Gamble like you’ve never lost. Enjoy where this journey takes you.
Page of Wands: Curiosity. Excitement. Creativity.
The Fool: Carefree. Playful. Newness.
10 of Cups: Ultimate happiness and Joy.
March Message For The Collective:
You’re getting noticed. Celebrate and reap the reward of your hard work. With success comes greater responsibility and demands on your time. It can be a juggling act to satisfy all your commitments. Be judicious with your time, but don’t forget to enjoy the success you have found.
2 of Pentacles: Balance. Priorities. Adapting to Change.
3 of Cups: Celebration. Community. Happiness.
The Star: Hope. Faith. Stardom.
April Message for the Collective:
Quick decisions and fast moving energy are bringing in change and inevitable circumstances. Notice the synchronicities. You will be guided by repeated numbers, songs, dreams and images on your next move. This change is bringing in a period of peace and stable relationships- do not fear the unknown.
8 of Wands: Quick Decisions. Rapid Action. Movement.
9 of Cups: Comfort. Fulfillment. Independence. Happiness.
The Wheel: Karma. Inevitable Turn of Events. Change.
Jumper- 4 of Wands: Harmony. Celebration. Peace and Stable Relationships.
May Message for the Collective:
Congratulations on your success. You’ve worked hard to get here and those around you see your progress. Not everyone is happy for you, however. Follow the middle path in continuing progress and decisions. This is not a time to take a risk. There is something you’re not seeing.
King of Wands: Passion. Big Picture. Leader.
6 of Wands: Victory. Success. Public Acknowledgment
The Moon: Illusion. Unconscious. Dreams.
Bottom of the Deck- Temperance: Patience. Middle Path. Balance.
June Message for the Collective:
It is time to make a decision on something you’re juggling that is causing anxiety and restlessness. Learn as much as you can about your options. The better informed, the easier the choice will be. Be fair and compassionate in your decisions.
6 of Pentacles: Compassion. Generosity. Friendship.
2 of Pentacles: Juggling. Priorities. Balance.
Page of Swords: Mental Energy. Curiosity. Restless.
July Message for the Collective:
A perfect partnership. Equal respect. Mutual give and take. Emotional fulfillment. Passion. Soulmate. This energy isn’t exclusive to romance, however, but if that is your question, things are looking promising.
Queen of Wands: A feminine energy who knows what she wants and will put in the work to see she succeeds.
2 of Cups: Perfect and balanced Partnership.
King of Cups: A man who is a master of his emotions and emotionally open and mature.
Bottom of the Deck- The Lovers: The ultimate partnership and union. It is essentially the same energy as the 2 of cups, however, The Lovers has to do with life path.
August Message for the Collective:
Don’t be so focused on what is lost, you miss the abundance and beauty right in front of you. Its okay to feel disappointed. Your partnership with another has influence here. You may have to put in hard work to move past a stumbling block. Your efforts are equally given here if this involves others. No need to wallow in sadness, your disappointment won’t last long.
Knight of Pentacles: Messenger. Har8md Work. Money matters.
5 of Cups: Grief. Loss. Disappointment.
6 of Cups: Reunion. Nostalgia. Happy Times.
Bottom of the Deck- 2 of cups: An equal and balanced partnership.
September Message for the Collective:
You’re shining. People see you and want to align themselves with you. You’ve worked hard to get to this phase of life. You’re totally self sufficient and independent. However, collaboration and delegation may be what are needed to expand to the next level. You’re ready. Your collaborative efforts could include teaming up with another on a business project or moving to the next level of a partnership or romance.
The Star: Success. Recognition.
The Hierophant: Ethos. Morality. Spirituality.
9 of Cups: Luxury. Independence. Emotionally fulfilled within self.
Bottom of the deck- 3 of Pentacles: Collaboration and Teamwork.
October Message for the Collective:
Something very painful may have happened to you or close to you. This heartache doesn’t appear ongoing. There is a completion of a phase here. Remember, endings make way for new beginnings. It may hurt, but it appears in alignment with your overall purpose. Harness the fools journey of carefree and lighthearted fearlessness to bounce back after a sudden shake up.
10 of Swords: Ultimate pain and heartache. Completion.
The Fool: Embarking on a phase without concern for what danger might be ahead.
10 of Pentacles: Completion. Legacy. Vast material abundance.
Bottom of the deck- 3 of Pentacles: Collaboration and Teamwork
November Message for the Collective:
A sudden unexpected ending or event due to illusion, which may hold up your current momentum. Listen to your intuition and messages from your subconscious. The tower does not always fall due to unfortunate events, but it is sudden and not expected. The tower could be any kind of shocking upheaval.
The Tower: Sudden unexpected life altering event or ending.
The Moon: Illusion. Unseen. Subconscious dream state.
The Hanged Man: Stalling. Taking a step back. Willful withdrawal.
December Message for the Collective:
You’re feeling strapped and its motivating you to buckle down, expand your knowledge and focus on your coin. This jolt of activity will leave you feeling confident in your expansion and reaping your reward with new perspective.
8 of Pentacles: Learning. Study. Mastery.
9 of Pentacles: The last leg of the marathon before completing the journey.
5 of Pentacles: Poverty. Feeling without.
Bottom of the deck- King of Wands: Leader. Bigger Picture. Effective decision maker.