What They All Have in Common . . . New Moon in Aquarius

By Brana Mijatovic, Ph.D.

Take a look at the crystals in this email: what do they have in common?
You guessed it — all are offbeat, original, unusual . . . one could even say — physically impossible — and yet that is how they naturally developed!
What they have in common is that they apparently did not get the memo on how to grow in expected ways, like other crystals . . .
This is how you may want to think of yourself after this New Moon / partial Solar Eclipse in Aquarius.
This New Moon / partial Solar Eclipse in Aquarius is on Thursday, Feb 15 at 4pm encourages us to open up to
  • new ways of thinking about our hopes, wishes, and dreams
  • expressing ourselves in all the ways that make us unique
  • change in how we view and how we build the supportive structures in our lives
  • investigate the possibilities for communicating our ideas at a larger scale
  • looking into new ways through which we can spread progressive ideas
  • envisioning a creation of communities that will promote greater awareness of all that is beneficial for humanity
  • working together and collaborating in new ways for higher ideals and a greater good
Crystals to help with these are Herkimer Diamond, Moldavite, Chevron Amethyst, Chrysocolla, Clear Quartz (Scepter formation) . . .

January 2018 Capricorn New Moon

By Krista Mitchell

Crystal Support for the Capricorn 2018 New Moon

The new moon in Capricorn, sign of ambition, industry and goals, happens this Tuesday January 16th at 9:17pm ET.

What to be aware of for this new moon:

  • This new moon phase is being described as a “rollercoaster”. With six planets sitting in the sign and the building of eclipse season energy, the next few days could feel tumultuous and overwhelming, potentially giving rise to conflicts and endings in your relationships, friendships, careers, lifestyles, travel plans, and home life.
  • While this new moon comes at the start of the year, a time when you may feel the need to be proactive in planning and pursuing your goals for the year, the emphasis is on going within, taking care of yourself, and focusing on introspection, contemplation, and meditation until a couple of days after the new moon.
  • There may be a tendency to act impulsively, feel fatigued, irritable, and argumentative, so the more you can give yourself quiet time, self-care and nourishment, and solitude, the better.
  • Intuition, insight, and sensitivity will be heightened at this time, and steps taken in the next few days will initiate major shifts in your life that can have very happy and beneficial results IF you work at remaining grounded, rational, and balanced when making decisions.

Overall guidance for this new moon in Capricorn: take these next few days as an opportunity to find quiet time, amp up your self-care routine, connect with your inner wisdom, and invest in your soul journey, and all will work out for the best! 🙂

First New Moon of Winter

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Holiday Blessings dreamers, soul swimmers and artists, welcome to the First New Moon of Winter, on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 @ 10:30 pm PDT, followed by the Winter Solstice, Thursday, Dec. 21st. The moon work that I share is based on living and walking the 13 Moons of the seasonal year with nature’s cycles, just like the world who lives by the (sun) Calendar and the clock (time).

We dreamers have our own natural intuitive rhythm and a no-time reality that is dormant, waiting to be awakened layer after layer, year after year. When we begin to desire a reconnection with our true emotional nature, or align with our elusive and distant soul, the Moon cycles are an ancient, yet gentle guide. 

Your signs and synchronicity for the three days up to the new moon are in their processes right now. Pay attention and write or draw them in your moon/dream journal, which is more for next years solstice, than this…

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Why Such A Powerful Virgo New Moon?

By Astrorisa Moon Forecaster Iya Olusoga-Bisi Ade

What Makes The Upcoming Virgo New Moon Ceremony So Powerful?

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Three Planets Will Slide Behind the Moon in an Occultation. Before the official new moon date 9/20. This isa rare event happening with this moon. Today 9/18 the Moon will block Mercury (Esu/Elegba/Ibeji), Mars (Ogun), and Venus (Oshun) and one of the brightest stars in the sky, Regulus, in the constellation Leo, a few hours after it passes Venus. Venus will ingress in the sign of Virgo 9/20 at the time of the Virgo New Moon.The last time the moon slid past three planets within 24 hours as it will this week was on March 5, 2008 (when it was Mercury, Venus and Neptune), and the next time will be in 7/24/2036, according to EarthSky. Mercury completes it’s post retrograde shadow period on 9/19. These events make this Virgo new moon one of the most powerful moon times in decades.​

Get The Best Out Of A Black Moon

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The next black moon cycle begins on 23rd July 2017 with the actual black moon occurring on 21st / 22nd August 2017, which is also a solar eclipse. 

Most people have heard of a blue moon but black moons tend to get less attention, despite their equal significance. Just as a blue moon is the second full moon in a solar month, a black moon is the second new moon in a solar month. This means that during the sun’s passage through one zodiac sign the moon is new twice, with the second of those moons designated a black moon. Because a new moon occurs when the moon is in the same zodiac degree as the sun, both of these new moons occur in the same sign as each other. Black moons occur roughly every two and a half to three years and are always preceded a month earlier by…

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Leo New Moon ~ Astrorisa Moon Forecaster ~

Written by Iya Olusoga ~ Bisi Ade

 

Sunday
July 23, 2017
Leo New Moon 0° in House 1
Sun in Leo 0° in House 1
5:45 AM EDT

 
Planetary Energies
 Moon (Osupa / Yemoja),Sun (Orun / Orunmila, Olofi), Mercury (Esu-Elegbara), Mars (Ogun), Jupiter (Obatala / Ososi), Uranus (Sango), Saturn (Obaluaiye), and Pluto (Oya).
  
Themes: Health, Resources, Loss, Gain, Finishing Opportunities, Checking on New Opportunities, Vocations, Relationships, Infrastructure, Political structures, Financial structures, Spiritual understanding, Creativity, Unreasonable vs Reasonable, Blunt communication, Travel, Theft, and Defensive stances.
Welcome to the Leo New Moon
This forecast includes 28 days beginning July 23rd through August 20th. It arrives with pinnacle dates July 27th -28th and August 15th. This is that powerful Leo moon previously mentioned which will also pair up to include the 2nd Leo New moon and Solar eclipse of August 21st. The July and August moon times, will set the stage for the grande finale of the February lunar and solar eclipses. The July 23rd moon accentuates the May 10th nodal shifts from Virgo / Pisces to Leo/ Aquarius. The cosmic events that occurred in February, and May are settling and setting a new global foundation during the  solar and lunar times of July and August. Collectively, we’re starting something new, we’ll experience something new, even something or things we haven’t seen before. A sun and moon in Leo 0° in House 1, is special, and many of us will feel special. House 1, “the Ego”, “the I AM”, “the head”, and “leader of things”, is sharing its home with “dramatic”, “the world is my stage”, Leo, coupled with “all should care how I feel” moon. Let’s not overlook Mars 1°(Ogun) the ruler of Aries, owner of House 1; is also residing in House 1. This is an ” All About Me” type of Moon time, though we will be challenged to include the “We” when making important decisions. This Leo moon as well as the upcoming August moons can be considered ‘karmic’ in nature. Though historically, new moons mark the time to start projects, this current Leo moon, is different. What has previously been done will either be locked or sealed in its gains or losses, unless there is spiritual intervention. Hence, this is also considered a “destiny driven” new moon where changes in outcomes happen because of spiritual assistance. Otherwise, what was and is will remain.
During this moon time:
During this lunar time, many will find themselves possibly winning a battle but not the war. However, a strong spiritual constitution is the beginning step towards personal victory. For others, this lunar time will solidify the blessings or good they’ve already acquired. If their previous position was strong, and loss begins to creep into the picture, the strength of their gains overrides the possibilities of losses.
This is an important moon to ritualize, to go into ceremony to secure the blessings one already has, and to amplify it.
During this moon time, the Saturnal (Obaluaiye / Capricorn) energy continues to manifest from July 9th’s full moon time. Saturn will sit in house 5, which is ruled by Leo (Sango/ Uranus) and is feeling quite comfortable in this station. Currently Saturn trines Uranus, this brings stability and creative innovation into agreement with each other. A welcoming order and structure happens to chaos. What previously was out of order and chaotic will allow itself to be re-organized, controlled, ruled, and judged. We are seeing this Saturn trine Uranus brotherhood grow in strength as it moves towards the Sun / Moon Leo and Aquarius Moon times of summer. Chaotic institutional structures begin to welcome structural change. Some members within ongoing chaotic homes will seek to bring order. Though the Saturn / Uranus trine is welcoming order within its chaos, its level of success during this lunar time depends on if those involved have previously started working towards improvements and change, which means they’re more likely to be successful or if they’ve starting now, which means things are likely to remain the same.
Also Saturn residing in Leo’s house 5 visiting Sagittarius has strong ties to the February eclipse moons. On a global level, Saturn’s position in house 5, brings a fixation on the material, finances, and profits which are related to those areas under Leo’s rulership such as Kings, Government Leaders, Presidents, CEOs and High Leadership positions.The combinations of the February eclipses and the current July and August lunar transits point to why here in the USA we are beginning to speak more  about government financial dealings.
During this lunar time other topics involving materialism, resources, inheritance, jobs, health, and wealth will also occur. The dark side of this Leo New moon is found within the transit of Sun (Orun, Orunmila, Leo) Squaring Uranus (Leo, Aquarius). This transit which started July 12th refers to individuals who are prone to dance to their own beat of the drum regardless of the costs or consequences. We find disagreements which may have previously flared up becoming full blown fires which can burn the structure (house, institution) down.
During this moon time the Sun square Uranus transit causes some to take a position of ‘there’s no turning back from confrontations’, and full speed ahead with whatever choices they want to make, regardless of the its outcome. Example: Sean Spicer quitting, now and not before. The dark side of this moon time ushers in new revelations within ourselves and  brings many people into crisis management mode for awhile.
During this moon time, relationships come to the forefront. Harmonious relationships can grow or sour. False relationships can continue as they were  or to decay. Activities within the home and neighborhood become important. Those who pay close attention to the activities of family members and the activities within their neighborhood and surrounding area will fare better than those who don’t pay attention.
During this moon time be mindful at work, especially those who use machinery. The hands and the activities of our hands are important to guard closely now. Hand and tools should be greatly respected. Pickpocketers, purse snatching, and theft especially within crowds is strong during this time as well.
Important Dates: 
July 27th -28th: Strong personal and collective lessons will be learned because Truth (righteousness) and Falsehood (deception) will be getting into the ”ring” leading up to these pinnacle dates. This means we must use our wits and resources appropriately in order to prevail over an ongoing or new situation. These dates refer to the message “reckless abandonment vs. sustainable revolutions.” We can likely be judged based on our commitment, our willingness to address a truth, and to embrace a lie. Our character will be watched and judged.
Be mindful if you’re a big spender, there is big losses or large gains in purchases and finances at this time.
People heavily influenced on these dates: Artist (who use their hands), people who work from home, grifters, casino workers, sex industry workers, hospital workers, and rescue workers.
August 15th: Those in leadership positions will be greatly influenced on this date. As previously mentioned, “starting something new without spiritual intervention is difficult.” This is that date when this message is strongest. Also we must be mindful of backbiting, bickering, and sabotage. Behaving negatively in that way can cause a personal collapse of some sort. Positivity, honor, and grace leads to good fortune and opportunities in the days and weeks to come.
 Be mindful if having an affair, it will come out around this time.
People heavily influenced on these dates: Business executives, lawmen, military people, gift shop workers, casino workers, funeral workers, and life insurance workers.
Maneuvering through this Leo Moon Time
1. Eboleri (for clarity of mind, coolness, physical healing, and strong intuition.)
2. Readings for clarity on an issue and for direction.
3. Consulting Ifa is key during this lunar time.
4. Paying close attention to your actions and the actions of others is key to avoiding loss.
5. Avoiding large crowds and or keeping your money secure from theft is important at this time.
6. Before traveling check on the luck of your travel.
7. Avoid being gullible, be mentally sharp and on guard against being swindled.
8. Enjoy nature, family, and friends during this time.
9. Remain creative in your endeavors.
10. My Orisa Folks: Esu, Orunmila, and Obatala can save the day, opening the roads to a better experience. oooo – ooxo
Have a safe, enjoyable, alert, and open road New Moon Time!

Astrorisa Moon ~ June New Moon

Written by Iya Olusoga ~ Bisi Ade
For Astrorisa Moon Forecaster
Friday
June 23, 2017
Cancer New Moon 2° in House 5
Sun in Cancer 2° in House 5
10:31 PM EDT

Themes: 

Over worked, making important decisions, balancing our emotions, proper timing, spiritual insight, cooperation, fanaticism, intense dreams, the home (comfort zone), fear, insecurity, a need to pay attention to red flags, healing, pleasures of life, and spiritual assistance.

Welcome to the Cancer New Moon
Welcome to the Cancer New Moon, Osupa titun fun Yemoja!! And Happy Summer Solstice to Everyone!! We have arrived at the 2nd cardinal season of the year. with another stellium (4 or more planets) in the sign of Cancer. Time for our 2nd renewal, and rejuvenation program to begin, what shall that look like? Only we can determine that, but we have until autumn to make some important changes for ourselves, so let’s get busy with this new moon time.
Cancer, an archetype of Yemoja is that part of our soul make-up that looks to care for our home base, it determines our needs, and gives attention to those aspects of ourselves and our relationships which require healing, repairing, even transforming. Cancer 2° delves into the great mysteries of life, and will explore its relationship to others; defining their harmony and balance. It does this to determine that relationship’s realism or its falsehood. Cancer 2° and its entire 1st Decan, is not easily fooled, because it is developing a very strong BS radar as it moves through the remaining 8°. House 5, the house of family members, personal interests, and personal pleasures is the house this moon currently resides in.
House 5 (Leo ruled) is a fixed energy, and Cancer is a cardinal energy, we can better identify our problems and are more likely willing to fix them. Also, with the moon’s placement in house 5, our collective consciousness is imprinted with messages for us to ‘sit back’, ‘relax’, and ‘discover’ what brings us emotional satisfaction. Don’t be surprised if that is what you seek at this time, ’emotional satisfaction.’ This lunar position will also have us thinking of ways to express our creativity, and engage in self-actualization. Our family, especially young members are likely to get more of our attention, this attention getting also applies to our pets. We can find ourselves wanting to spend more time doting on them, and relishing in their expressions of happiness and joy. Many emotional changes come with this moon time, including our own acts of self-expression. If you are normally hesitant in expressing your feelings, this Cancer Sun/ Moon time will crack, or break that silent mold for you. You’ll likely find yourself speaking more assuredly, and communicating without hesitation what you think, want, like, and don’t like. Anticipate your children doing the same…because everyone is “Big Mama” during this new moon time.
Important Dates: July 2nd & July 7th
 
July 2nd:  Up to this point, those who have had misunderstandings and miscommunication or fall outs with others may find it difficult to resolve those issues now. July 2nd is a day which brings many forms of blockages to our progress, and these obstructions intensify. People trying to join together, trying to make deals, and connections, are heavily blocked. This day has a strong Ogun energy manifesting within it. The late hours of 10:50 pm – 1 am have a reckless Ogun vibration.
 This day isn’t an auspicious date for the beginning of marriages or contracts. Get a reading before making a commitment of any kind. This date also brings with it, secret meetings which can lead to unfavorable outcomes, and information or letters of concern can arrive. The (+) aspects of this day is that what is currently troublesome, has a strong probability for resolution in the days or weeks to come. But have a witness when discussing or agreeing to anything.
June 12th pinnacle lunar date from the May 25th forecast running until June 22nd
June 12th pinnacle lunar date from the May 25th forecast running until June 22nd
Have a safe, comforting, healing, and an open road New Moon Time!

First New Moon of Summer

Astrorisa ~ Peek into the Aries New Moon Forecast

Written by Iya Olusoga ~ Bisi Ade
For Astrorisa Moon Forecaster
March 27, 2017
Aries New Moon 7° in House 5
Aries Sun 7° in House 5
10:57 PM EST

Welcome to the Aries new moon, the official 1st moon of Spring! We’re still operating under the influences of the March 12th Virgo full moon whose lunar vibrations diminish April 10th, the day before the full moon. The Aries full moon’s vibrations and forecast messages lasts from March 27th – April 24th
Themes: New cycles, cycles ending, disruption, death of illusions, a need to salvage, count your blessings, stability, calmness after a storm, finances, position of power, and the grading of your performance.
Sun and Moon in Aries 7° brings out an outlandish and explosive character which wants to do and say what it wants. Don’t give it a platform and mic because you have no idea what will come out of its “mouth.” This outlandish, uncensored degree can create alienation or arguments…The Aries 7° will tell you uncomfortable truths in an uncomfortable way, this is the character of the archetype of Ogun for this moon time.
Have a self loving, danger free, clear sighted, and happy New Moon Time.

Astrorisa Mini Moon Blast – February Pisces New Moon 2017

Written by Iya Olusoga ~ Bisi Ade For Astrorisa Moon Forecaster
February 26, 2017
Solar Eclipse
Pisces New Moon 8° at 9:59 AM EST 
in House 11
Pisces Sun 8°, in House 11
 

Planetary Energies
 Moon (Osupa / Yemoja), Sun (Orun), Mercury (Esu-Elegbara), Mars (Ogun), Saturn (Obaluaiye), Uranus (Sango), Pluto (Oya), and Neptune (Olokun).
Pisces 8° the archetype of Olokun:
This degree encourages and supports one reaching their goals, dream, and desires. This is a quiet, reflective vibration, it is very spiritually keen, yet challenges us to complete the work of  those things we don’t necessarily care for. What one should be mindful of with this degree, is to avoid getting emotionally lost in our desires and our success. One must balance their heart and head.
The influence of this solar eclipse energy can last approximately 3 months or more.
 
 
New Moon Themes: 
 
Security, New Experiences, Perseverance, Careful planning, Financial Gains and Desires, Unexpected Gains. Harmony, Family, Emotional and Spiritual development, Relationships, Contracts, Moderation, and Balance. Arguments, Disputes, Health, Illness, and Recovery.
New Moon in Pisces, an annular Solar Eclipse, brings many forms of changes and transformations. It heightens the feelings of determination in the areas of self care, self love, financial independence, and it brings an attention to detail regarding one’s health. A high octave Piscean moon, brings family and loved ones together. There’s a desire to connect and to serve, but service operates from the 11th house. And that service concentrates on the greater good of all who are involved. So when we are operating from a Piscean 8 degree in 11th house influenced emotion, we’re helping one individual clearly knowing that when they get stronger, then they are able to help others… The feminine energy of Olokun (Pisces) rules this moon time. It’s the Ancient Mother influence speaking to and through our collective consciousness, causing us to step back and to rethink how  we’ve been handling our lives, goals, and desires. We can more effectively intuit and sense what is better for us now. Some of us will be able to move out of our heads, to be less cerebral, and connect to the basic foundations of things. Becoming more grounded during this moon occurs because Neptune, Olokun’s planet is now in its pre-retrograde shadow time. So what was murky and eluded us, begins to get covered, 2 negatives creating  a positive.
Have a Universally Loved, and Self Honoring New Moon Time!
Written by Iya Olusoga ~ Bisi Ade
For Astrorisa Moon Forecaster
February 23, 2017