New/Full Moons and Eclipses for 2015

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Here are the lunations for 2015. Dates and times are calculated for EDT/EST.

  • Jan 4th, 2015: Full Moon at 14 degrees Cancer, 11:53 PM
  • Jan 20th, 2015: New Moon at 0 degrees Aquarius, 8:13 AM
  • Feb 3rd, 2015: Full Moon at 14 degrees Leo, 6:08 PM
  • Feb 18th, 2015: New Moon at 29 degrees Aquarius, 6:47 PM
  • Mar 5th, 2015: Full Moon at 14 degrees Virgo, 1:05 PM
  • Mar 20th, 2015: New Moon (Solar) eclipse at 29 degrees Pisces, 5:36 AM
  • Apr 4th, 2015: Full Moon (Lunar) eclipse at 14 degrees Libra, 8:05 AM
  • Apr 18th, 2015: New Moon at 28 degrees Aries, 2:56 PM
  • May 3rd, 2015: Full Moon at 13 degrees Scorpio, 11:42 PM
  • May 18th,2015: New Moon at 26 degrees Taurus, 12:13 AM
  • Jun 2nd, 2015: Full Moon at 11 degrees Sagittarius, 12:18 PM
  • Jun 16th, 2015: New Moon at 25 degrees Gemini, 10:05 AM
  • Jul 1st, 2015: Full Moon at 9 degrees Capricorn, 10:19 PM
  • Jul 15th, 2015: New Moon at 23 degrees Cancer, 9:24 PM
  • Jul 31st, 2015: Full Moon at 7 degrees Aquarius, 6:42 AM
  • Aug 14th, 2015: New Moon at 21 degrees Leo, 10:53 AM
  • Aug 29th, 2015: Full Moon at 6 degrees Pisces, 2:35 PM
  • Sept 13th, 2015: New Moon eclipse (Solar) at 20 degrees Virgo, 2:41 AM
  • Sept 27th, 2015: Full Moon eclipse (Lunar) at 4 degrees Aries, 10:50 PM
  • Oct 12th, 2015: New Moon at 19 degrees Libra, 8:08 PM
  • Oct 27th, 2015: Full Moon at 3 degrees Taurus, 8:05 AM
  • Nov 11th, 2015: New Moon at 19 degrees Scorpio, 12:47 PM
  • Nov 25th, 2015: Full Moon at 3 degrees Gemini, 5:44 PM
  • Dec 11th, 2015: New Moon at 19 degrees Sagittarius,  5:29 AM
  • Dec 25th, 2015: Full Moon at 3 degrees Cancer, 6:11 AM


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Full Moon in Taurus

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November 6th brings us a Full Moon at 14 degrees Taurus.

Full Moons are culminations, and this one will be marked by the Taurus themes of preservation, resources, self-sufficiency and possessions. What do you have that you want to hang onto? What’s worth preserving? Where do you put up your fence, and who (if anyone) do you allow over the fence?

This will be the Moon where you see what a relationship/situation is really worth. 

Venus (at 17 degrees Scorpio) will be close enough to the Sun that her energy will be felt. Venus rules Taurus, so the question becomes “How far will you go, or allow someone else to go, in order to possess?” Taurus preserves, but Scorpio demands a death. Because we’re dealing with a culmination, there could be a metaphorical death of something you’ve been clinging to. Then again, what you’ve been nurturing (with Taurus patience and deliberation) may expand with a deep, dark surge that exceeds your expectations. The death of what you thought was necessary, and the re-birth into something more essential.

The Sun in Scorpio will also be trining Chiron Rx in Pisces and inconjuncting Uranus Rx in Aries. Watch for tension between impatient change (Uranus) and slow, steady, inevitable evolution (Scorpio). You won’t be able to rush what happens (Scorpio is a Fixed sign, so it takes its sweet time). But still…an inconjunct calls for adjustment of both sides of the aspect. You can’t ignore Uranus’ agenda of overthrowing what’s stagnant. The trine to Chiron (Wounded Healer) promises relief/reassurance if you’re willing to be honest (Scorpio) about what you really need. And that may include letting something go.

You’ll feel this Full Moon most strongly if you have anything from 13 to 17 degrees of the Fixed signs.

As an aside, a few people have commented on the repetition of certain degrees for lunations throughout this year. The next Full Moon (on December 6) will be at 14 degrees Gemini. The October 23rd New Moon eclipse was at 0 degrees Scorpio, and the November 22nd New Moon will be at 0 degrees Sag. Is it a pattern? Yes. Is it unusual? No. Every year, the lunations cycle through a range of degrees. Currently, we’re dealing with 14 degrees for Full Moons and 0 degrees for New Moons. In 2013, the last, two Full Moons of the year were 25 degrees (in Taurus and Gemini respectively). Each degree gets its turn.

As I’m typing this, I think I’ll put together a post that lists all the New/Full Moons and eclipses for 2015, with signs and degrees. Then everyone can have a look ahead at where, when and if they’ll be impacted.

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Work Your Scorpio

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On the heels of the current sextile-fest, things will start to get bumpy. But it’s cool, because we’re in Scorpio season. Scorpio thrives on difficulties.

November 2nd to 3rd sees a soothing trine between Venus in Scorpio and Chiron Rx (at 13 degrees Pisces) which is favourable for exposing your deepest desires/obsessions and feeling ok about it. When Wounded Healer Chiron trines Venus, it’s a green light for moments of vulnerability. Let it out and you’ll feel better.

But…Venus will also be inconjuncting Uranus Rx (at 13 degrees Aries) on November 3rd, suggesting that someone may not be ok with your intense emoting. Uranus in Aries wants freedom, and Venus in Scorpio wants to merge. The two urges will collide, so pick your audience carefully. This combo also suggests a possible rejection, but you’re soothed by someone else/alone time/confidence in what feels right.

Also on November 3rd, the Sun in Scorpio sextiles Pluto (power) in Capricorn (at 11 degrees) which is quietly empowering. The deeper you go, the more respect you’ll earn. If you’re working Scorpio (raw honesty, real feelings, uncensored intimacy) the sky has your back on November 3rd, despite that pesky inconjunct.

Just go there. You know the place I’m talking about…no one else wants to touch it, but you have a feeling that it must be said or examined.

November 5th is kind of a repeat of November 3rd, but this time it’s the Sun in Scorpio trining Chiron and inconjuncting Uranus. To make it simple, just treat November 3rd to the 5th as one influence. The Sun hi-lights existing energies and extends the energy of any planets (like Venus) that are nearby.

If you have anything from 12 to 14 degrees of the Water signs, you’ll feel the trine to Chiron. 13 to 14 degrees Scorpio or Aries will feel the Uranus inconjunct, and 11 to 12 degrees Scorpio or Capricorn will feel the Pluto sextile.

There’s a full Moon in Taurus coming up on November 6th, which I’ll write about tomorrow.

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Update on Blog Comments

I can’t fix the issue of people not being notified when their comments are held in moderation. It’s frustrating when you submit a comment and it vanishes, so I decided to experiment and scrap the entire “held for approval” thing.

If you submit a comment from now on, it should appear instantly. But I’ll still be monitoring for spam and abusive/offensive comments. Please read my comment policy on what’s acceptable.

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Understanding Your Virgo Partner

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Excerpt from my latest Sasstrology article (please leave comments on the Sasstrology site):

Virgo has a rep of being a dutiful partner: the servant who does your laundry, organizes your files, and makes sure all your needs are met. Need help? Turn to your Virgo, because that’s what he does. While there’s some truth to this, the reality is far more complex. After months or even years of being there for you, it can come as a shock when your humble Virgo lover walks out the door.”

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