Category: New Moon

Hard New Moon
This beautiful film from Canada sums up some of the themes of tonight’s hard new moon in Cancer: memory, longevity, the old and the young working together, reclaiming a spiritual tradition… Worth meditating on.
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Astrology of Now: Turmoil
There’s an awful lot of churn right now. You can see it on the streets of Santiago, Hong Kong, La Paz and Barcelona; in the British Parliament and American Congress. And in Kurdistan where “confusion now hath made his masterpiece.” People are in a froth. There’s [...]
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Happy Chinese New Year!
This is my piece for the upcoming issue of Infinity Astrology Magazine.  I’m writing this from a high-rise in the centre of Hong Kong, overlooking the dancing lights of Kowloon, which reflect and refract in the waters of the straits. It’s been quite a week here because we’re in the run up to [...]
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Podcast: Jupiter Special + Your Month Ahead
This month’s podcast is now available at RadioPublic. We talk about how Jupiter’s change of sign will affect each of us, about the grooviest sign in the Zodiac, Sagittarius, and take a look at that pesky Mercury Retrograde plus New and Full Moons.  Click here to listen.
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New Podcast: Your Month Ahead, June 21-July 21
Sally Kirkman & me floating on the Oxford Canal and musing on the month ahead — which looks, well, rather relaxing. Enjoy.
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Astrology of Now: It’s All About That Base
Between January 14 and 17, there will be so many planets stacked up in one corner of the sky, that you might expect the whole cosmos to tilt with the weight of them. Moon, Sun, Mercury, Pluto, Saturn, Venus and the Black Moon Lilith will all be in the sign of the Goat-Snake, Capricorn. That’s [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Darkest Moon
Yesterday morning, you could see the Moon like a great grey coin in the dawn sky, reflecting just a tiny sliver of light. Today she is already in the sign of the centaur, Sagittarius, where she will be utterly obscured at around 7.30 am (UT) on December 18 (tomorrow) when she is in conjunction [...]
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Lunar Etiquette
This New Moon in Libra (18°) is exactly opposite the planet of explosive opportunity, Uranus. Some of us will be sprinting out of the blocks tomorrow into the next big adventure. Use this energy wisely because we have help from both optimistic Jupiter in Virgo and ruthless Pluto in Capricorn. [...]
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Taurus New Moon: Sexing The Garden
The gardens froth blossom. Petals flake the lawns. Now the very first bud of apple and pear swell. The birds peck green cherries. It’s Taurus’ month and Eden. Taurus’ partner across the Zodiac, Scorpio, sometimes signified by the snake. This New Moon is free and easy, not [...]
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Astrology of Now: Open The Door
The New Moon in a few hours falls in the last minute of the last degree of Aquarius, the sign of the waterbearer, but the Moon certainly continues to be New as it slides into the ocean of Pisces. Something ends, something begins. This is a threshold Moon. A potential-filled moment. Both [...]
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Solstice
The darkest night of the year is almost upon us. The nadir, the bottom, the grave, the tomb — and the womb. We are sliding gently into this zero hour, lighting our candles and fireworks to keep away the creeping shadows. Christmas is a beautiful celebration, and a deep understanding, of [...]
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New Moon and Jupiter in Leo
The New Moon tomorrow at the very start of Jupiter’s journey through the sign of the Lion is enormously potent. You may see yet more action geopolitically, because on the very same day Mars finally moves out of Libra and into his own sign of Scorpio. This could be quite dangerous, even [...]
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A Myth To Ponder This New Moon
Before time began, gods emerged from chaos. Uranus, the god of the sky, made love to the earth, Gaia, every night, and from their union were born giants and Titans, both hated by their father, who, consequently, imprisoned his children in the deepest depths of the earth. One, Saturn, escaped. [...]
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Astrology of Now: Organised Healing and the New Moon
Pisces arrives. JW Waterhouse’s Miranda I felt some relief as the Sun slipped out of detriment in Aquarius and into Pisces yesterday. It was as if we’d suddenly remembered to take off the handbrake and now we’re gliding gently down the lane with the engine turned off to the [...]
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Astrology of Now: Juicy New Moon
Dream by Henri Rousseau After the serious mood brought on by that Sun-Saturn Full Moon a couple of weeks ago, I’m relieved to report that this New Moon (October 26) is rather luscious. Especially if you’re trying to have a baby, get deeper into a relationship or plant the seed of a [...]
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Stress for Leos
Tonight is the New Moon at 17 Leo in “interesting” aspect the outer planets. Anyone with a birthday around now – that is between August 5 and August 15 is probably feeling stressed out. You are under tremendous pressure from the planets. Are you having a serious existential [...]
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