Astro News Aug 2020

 

WATER SHEEP MONTH July 20 – Aug 18 2020

July 20 2020 at 10:33 am PDT was a new Moon in Cancer, the second Cancer new Moon in a row. This is because 2020 is a leap year with two additional lunar cycles. There have been two Metal Snake months in May and June in Chinese astrology, and two Cancer new Moons in June and July in Western astrology.

The Moon is ruled by Cancer, a very comfortable sign for the Moon. Cancer rules the 4th house of home, family, and nurturing. Continue to take care of self and others this lunar month, with focus on family connections and creative ways to nurture.

This new Moon began Water Sheep month in Chinese astrology. Sensitive Water Sheep is a kind and gentle soul, bringing a peaceful and gracious tone to this lunar month. Sheep is a symbol of love and peace, making this the time for healing after the exciting yet chaotic energy of the previous Horse month.

The new Moon and Sun in Cancer were opposite Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. The Moon represents your emotions and inner life, whereas the Sun represents your ego and selfhood. Oppositions involve other people.

The Jupiter opposition could bring exaggerated feelings for personal freedom, rejecting duties and responsibilities.

The Saturn opposition aids in the emotional rebellion against rules and structure, especially the government, the economy, and politics. There could be feelings of alienation, especially during Covid-19.

The Pluto opposition can bring intense encounters with authority figures. Subconscious forces can create fundamental changes. We can collectively build new structures and experience transformation on both a personal level and a global scale.

During these challenging times, contact me for your tarot reading or astrology forecast for guidance. Emotional and spiritual understanding is for all, and is deepest for Water signs Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio and those born in Sheep, Rabbit, and Pig years.

 

FULL MOON in AQUARIUS

August 3 2020 is a full Moon in Aquarius. Air sign Aquarius rules the 11th house of friends, networks, and social values. Aquarian individuals are unique thinkers who tend not to follow convention, making this full Moon the time for innovative viewpoints, methods, and unanticipated experiences.

If challenged to apply new methods, the full Moon and Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus, creating a fixed T-square. There could be relationship difficulties due to conflicting opinions, lack of patience concerning responsibilities, or it’s just hard to stay on your chosen life path. But a sudden Uranus difficulty can help to discover what is bothering you to start eliminating it from your life.

Fortunately, the Leo Sun trines Mars in Aries, Mars’ powerful rulership sign. This Fire trine is favorable for new projects, there’s increased vigor and enthusiasm about motivation and goals, and physical activity of all kinds is very rewarding. Contact me for your tarot reading or astrology forecast about a new direction.

This full Moon marks the peak of summer at the solar point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. This is the time in the ancient European agricultural calendar of Lammas, meaning loaf mass, celebrating the threshing of grain and the first fruits of harvest. This full Moon is also the peak of Water Sheep month for a more gentle way of relating to others.

The Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto conjunction in Capricorn continues, placing focus on financial and political issues. Opportunities for change and awareness are for all, and are most dynamic for Air signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra and those born in Tiger, Horse, Sheep, and Dog years.

 

2020 MERCURY RETROGRADES

Feb 16 – March 9
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Pisces brings increased sensitivity and highly intuitive feelings. Tune in to your emotions. When Mercury goes direct, you’ll have a new and stronger direction.

June 17 – July 12 
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Cancer is when home and family are most important. Good time to restore or clean your home. Also time to revisit emotional attachments and boundaries in relationships. 

Oct 13 – Nov 3 
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio is when emotions are strong, with the desire for new intimacy in relationships. Time to dig deep. Investigations bring rewards.

 

13 FULL MOONS in 2020

There will be 13 full Moons in 2020. More full Moons for more magic! 2020 is a solar leap year, and a lunar leap year. (The last leap year was 2016.) 

In Western lunar astrology, there will be two CANCER NEW MOONS in June and July. In Chinese lunar astrology, there will be two SNAKE NEW MOONS in April and May.

January 10 – FULL MOON in Water sign Cancer 11:21 am PST also a Lunar Eclipse 11:11 am PST.
Indigenous names of North America are Full Wolf Moon when wolf packs howl at night, also Old Moon.

January 24  – New Moon in Air sign Aquarius 1:42 pm PST begins Earth Tiger month and Metal Rat year. Chinese New Year is the second new Moon after Winter Solstice. 

February 8 – FULL MOON in Fire sign Leo 11:33 pm PST. Supermoon.
A supermoon is when the full Moon is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit, making it appear brighter and larger than other full Moons.
Indigenous name is Full Snow Moon with heaviest snowfall in the middle of winter.

February 23 – New Moon in Water sign Pisces 7:23 am PST begins Earth Rabbit month.

March 9 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Virgo 10:48 am PDT. Supermoon.
Indigenous names are Full Sap Moon, also full Worms Moon when grubs emerge, and Frog Moon.

March 24 – New Moon in Fire sign Aries 2:28 am PDT begins Metal Dragon month.

April 7 – FULL MOON in Air sign Libra 7:35 pm PDT. Supermoon.
Indigenous names are Full Planter’s Moon time to plant, also full Pink Moon named for wild phlox, and Egg Moon.

April 22 – New Moon in Earth sign Taurus 7:26 pm PDT begins first Metal Snake month.

May 7 – FULL MOON in Water sign Scorpio 3:45 am PDT. Supermoon.
Indigenous names are Full Flower Moon when wildflowers bloom in May, also Budding Flower Moon.

May 22 – New Moon in Air sign Gemini 10:39 am PDT begins second Metal Snake month.

June 5 –  FULL MOON in Fire sign Sagittarius 12:12 pm PDT also a Lunar Eclipse 12:25 pm PDT.
Indigenous names are Full Blueberry Moon when berries are ready to pick, also full Rose Moon (not Strawberry Moon because strawberries are not indigenous, but blueberries and roses are), and Hot Moon.

June 20 – New Moon in Water sign Cancer also a Solar Eclipse 11:41 pm PDT begins Water Horse month and Summer Solstice 2:44 pm PDT.

July 4 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Capricorn 9:44 pm PDT also a Lunar Eclipse 9:32 pm PDT.
Indigenous names are Full Buck Moon when new antlers are on buck deer, also Full Squash Moon when squash is ripe, and Full Thunder Moon.

July 20 – New Moon in Water sign Cancer 10:33 am PDT again begins Water Sheep month.

August 3 – FULL MOON in Air sign Aquarius 8:59 am PDT lunar Lammas.
Indigenous names are Full Sturgeon Moon when they’re easiest to catch in The Great Lakes, also Black Cherries Moon (that’s a tree not edible cherries.)

August 18 – New Moon in Fire sign Leo 7:42 pm PDT begins Wood Monkey month.

September 1 –  FULL MOON in Water sign Pisces 10:22 pm PDT.
Indigenous names are Full Harvest Moon, also Full Corn Moon.

September 17 – New Moon in Earth sign Virgo 4:00 am PDT begins Wood Phoenix (Rooster) month.

October 1 –  FULL MOON in Fire sign Aries 2:05 pm PDT.
Indigenous names are Full Hunter’s Moon when easiest to track animals for food, also Full Falling Leaves Moon, and Bears Hibernate Moon.

October 16 – New Moon in Air sign Libra 12:31 pm PDT begins Fire Dog month.

October 31 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Taurus 7:49 am PDT on Halloween. And a Blue Moon because it’s the 2nd of 2 full moons in a single calendar month. Indigenous names are Full Hunter’s Moon when easiest to track animals for food, also Full Falling Leaves Moon, and Bears Hibernate Moon.

November 14 – New Moon in Water sign Scorpio 9:07 pm PST begins Fire Pig month.

November 30 – FULL MOON in Gemini 1:30 am PST also Lunar Eclipse 1:43 am PST.
Indigenous names are Beaver Full Moon when they’ve retreated into their lodges and easiest to set traps for fur, also Full Frost Moon.

December 14 – New Moon in Fire sign Sagittarius 8:17 am PST also Solar Eclipse 8:15 am PST begins Earth Rat month. (Rat month in Rat year.)

December 29 – FULL MOON in Water sign Cancer 7:28 pm PST the 13th full Moon in 2020!
Indigenous names are Full Cold Moon, also Full Long Nights Moon, and Full Cold Water Moon.

In 2021, new Moon in Earth sign Capricorn January 13 2021 begins Earth Ox month. The next new Moon in Air sign Aquarius February 12 2021 begins Metal Tiger month and Metal Ox year.

 

2020 ECLIPSES

solar eclipse occurs on a new Moon when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth. The Moon’s shadow falls on the Sun, creating a solar eclipse. 

lunar eclipse occurs on a full Moon when the Earth, Sun and Moon align in space, with Earth between the Sun and Moon. Earth’s shadow falls on the full Moon, creating a lunar eclipse.

2019 Dec 25 New Moon solar eclipse in 4 degrees Earth sign Capricorn. 

2020 Jan 10 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 19 degrees Water sign Cancer. 

Jun 5 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 15 degrees Fire sign Sagittarius. 

June 20 New Moon solar eclipse in 0 degrees Water sign Cancer. 

July 4 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 13 degrees Earth sign Capricorn.

Nov 30 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 8 degrees Air sign Gemini.

Dec 14 Full Moon solar eclipse in 23 degrees Fire sign Sagittarius.

 

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