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Lunation (or New Moon and Full Moon) charts have been used by Mundane Astrologers for many centuries. In later times, people began to compare them to their natal charts.
The New Moon, or Conjunction, is used when you want to start something new or try to break some old patterns. That is the time of the month when you would attempt to start or do these kinds of things. The New Moon is the time of internalizing and looking within yourself.
The Full Moon, or Opposition, is the time when you would try to accomplish the things that were started on a New Moon. The Full Moon is when you look to external events or things get beyond your control.
Things to look at when comparing the Lunation charts to your own:
An eclipse is a far more potent lunation. Look to the house the eclipse falls in your natal chart. The affairs of that house will be activated. Does the eclipse fall on a planet in your natal chart? That planet will also be activated. The sign of the eclipse plays a role in the likely events that the eclipse will trigger.
Many people tend to fear eclipses, simply because they often bring about a crisis of sorts that leads to a significant event or change. However, this event or change can be very positive.
Eclipses are tied to changing circumstances. However, we are usually the ones to precipitate or to attract changes because our "inner guides" know that we need it. Human beings are progressive by nature, and although we might stay in situations that are making us miserable for longer than we should, deep down inside we know that change is necessary for growth.
About the Solar Eclipse in Taurus on April 29th, 2014
An Annular Solar Eclipse occurs on April 29th at 2:15 AM EDT at 8 degrees and 52 minutes of Taurus. Its effects can be felt for up to six months after the actual date of the eclipse. In the sign of Taurus, matters related to personal finances, values, ownership, physical and material resources, personal possessions, feelings of worthiness, desire for safety and security, resistance to change, comfort, sensuality, and familiarity will be a strong focus on a personal level. This eclipse is about new beginnings regarding all of these matters. Long-term changes are in the works.
Occurring in Taurus, this eclipse is about strengthening our sense of security. It is a time for re-evaluating our relationship with money and possessions and discovering what it is that truly makes us happy and fulfilled. It's a period for considering new ways of increasing our income or earning power. New and potent energy is with us for taking charge of our personal possessions and finances.
We should be concentrating on what it is we can do to increase our own feelings of self-worth. We are asked to get in touch with what it is that we truly value and want in our lives, and to part with those things or situations that are not, or no longer, contributing to our feelings of worthiness. This includes identifying those things that give us a false sense of security.
Sometimes eclipses bring about events that force us into this position of re-evaluation. For example on a mundane level, someone might need to move to a smaller place that requires downsizing of personal possessions; another might be in the position to pay out a large sum that necessitates an adjustment of spending habits; another might need to deal with an audit or back taxes; and the list goes on.
We might evaluate where we have been complicating our lives by our love-hate attraction to predicament and conflict or by an addiction to food or comfort items and consider what truly makes us feel content and comfortable. Knowing what it is that truly - deeply - makes us feel comfortable and pleased ultimately improves our intimate relationships. Our sensual side is enhanced, and sensual feelings heightened during this period.
During this series of eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio (from November 2012 to October 2014), we are learning about the balance of give and take. Circumstances may be such that we are pushed to see and consider others' values rather than expect others to share the same perspective as us; as well, we need to discover our own needs and values as individuals. Circumstances may be such that we are forced to take steps towards managing and handling our shared resources with others, our debts, or taxes more effectively; as well, we need to consider whether we are contributing our share and earning what we deserve. An intimate partnership may be left behind, or a source of money might end, and either of these situations pushes us to learn to depend on ourselves and to recognize that we don't necessarily need these things to survive. Ultimately, we are now in a better position to understand that changes or endings are necessary for our own growth, and that we can handle these things - that life does indeed go on.
This eclipse specifically, occurring in Taurus, is more about tending to the side of the equation that involves our own needs and happiness. It's a time for investing, or reinvesting, in ourselves - our own talents, our own ability to provide for ourselves and dependents, and pursuing goals that we truly value. There is a focus on what we have built, and whether we need to clear the way for new projects and relationships, or whether we might re-commit to those things that we have been building.
This is a good time for focusing on some of the constructive traits of the sign of the Bull--strong-willed, consistent, sensual, enduring, deliberate, patient--and consider how to positively incorporate these qualities into our lives. Taurus New Moons are generally good for getting back in touch with simple and physical pleasures--savoring good food, and enjoying activities that bring us in touch with nature and with our bodies. It's time to "stop and smell the roses", and to become more aware of what makes us feel comfortable and secure.
With Mercury aligned with the eclipse, we should watch for living too much in the mind at this time. A sextile to Neptune helps tone down some of the impulsiveness associated with eclipses in general.
A Solar Eclipse can stimulate a strong desire to take action. However, it will be important to avoid jumping to conclusions and asserting ourselves without considering others' feelings and reactions. There is a big difference between asserting ourselves from a place of healthy confidence, and asserting ourselves brashly and blindly, the latter giving us a false sense of confidence or bravery.
With this potent Taurus energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us well beyond this Moon cycle. For some of us, circumstances are such that we need to pay more attention to these matters.
Flaws in an important system in our lives may be revealed around the time of the eclipse, prompting us to redo or to start fresh. Something ends in order for something else to start anew. We may be called upon to give up something in order to move forward into a new chapter in our lives. Although the "new" may be unrecognizable, it is important to allow the necessary surrender to the unknown.
An eclipse occurs close to the nodal axis, and this eclipse is closer to the South Node of the Moon. Eclipses close to the South Node tend to "feel" a little more challenging than those conjunct or closer to the North Node, as we can concentrate too much on the idea that we might have to let something go. With the eclipse in possessive, fixed Taurus, this is especially strong. It also echoes the ongoing struggle between Uranus and Pluto that highlights the need for change and resistance to it as well. Those of us with planets and points strongly stimulated by this South Node eclipse can feel especially drained and tired, both physically and emotionally. There is a need to let go, forgive, cleanse, and release.
We are challenged now to be more sensible and possibly conservative in our approach, but at the same time open to making fundamental changes. We are also challenged to follow through on projects or situations that we may have abandoned or considered dropping, if we deem them to be appropriate and worthwhile. We may be dealing with a certain level of stubbornness, both in others and in ourselves. It's an excellent time for connecting with our bodies and with nature through earthy activities, as well as appreciating what we already have.
Major developments in the personal areas ruled by Taurus in our charts are likely to occur over the course of the next 3-6 months. This is the fifth eclipse in a series falling along the Taurus-Scorpio axis (from November 2012 to October 2014), and is the second Solar Eclipse in the sign of Taurus.
Not everyone will feel the effect of the eclipse with the same intensity. Those whose personal planets are activated by the degree of the eclipse will feel its effects more strongly on a personal level.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 8 degrees and 52 minutes of Taurus, affecting people born with personal planets and points at 4 to 14 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) most significantly. The chart of this eclipse is above.
A Solar eclipse occurred at approximately the same degree as this April 2014 eclipse on April 29th in 1957, 1976, and 1995. It might help to think back to these periods and consider the themes that surrounded your life then in order to get a better understanding of what the current eclipse series might mean for you. The last series of eclipses along the Taurus-Scorpio axis occurred from November 1993 to October 1995. Before that, May 1984 to April 1986. Before that, May 1975 to November 1976.
If this eclipse stimulates your 1st-7th house axis (Taurus and Scorpio), you are called upon to strike a balance between relationship and self. Issues of personal courage, confidence, and independence come to the fore over the next year. You may, for example, receive a cosmic push towards expressing yourself more creatively (especially if 9 Taurus is in the first house, which is often the case for Taurus rising), and experience an increased drive to take charge of your life, although there can be initial fatigue. Issues surrounding personal appearance, the body, and one's image become especially important and, in some cases, critical. Basically, you will be learning to stand on your own two feet! A dramatic change in personal appearance sometimes occurs - a new or stronger image is also quite possible. This sequence of eclipses will alert you to the need to interact with others--either the public, or through a close partnership (especially if 9 Taurus is in the seventh house, which is often the case for Scorpio rising). For some, marriage or divorce will be an issue. For most, carving out a personal identity that includes a significant other who furthers their own personal growth will come into focus. This eclipse should give you a push towards a stronger identity or sense of purposefulness through close partnership.
If this eclipse stimulates your 2nd-8th house axis (Aries and Libra), you will be called upon to strike a balance between your own needs for security and comfort and the same needs of other people, likely those of a significant other. If 9 Taurus is in the second house, personal finances will come into strong focus. How well have you taken care of your finances? More importantly, have you taken charge of your personal sense of security? There can be a stronger focus on the body, nutrition, comfort levels, personal possessions, and spending/saving habits. If 9 Taurus is in the eighth house (often the case for Libra rising), issues of sexuality and spirituality may be a stronger focus. In either case, issues of shared resources, sexuality, and possessions are featured. With this eclipse, it's time to start fresh with regards to how you go about satisfying your needs for security and comfort. If 9 Taurus is in the second house (which is often the case for Aries rising), take charge of your life by taking the necessary steps to make yourself feel good and secure. You are called upon to make a stand and to tend to your comfort levels. If you do so, the positive effects will ricochet back into your intimate life. If you continue to tend to your partner's comfort levels while ignoring your own, feelings of resentment and neglect can infect your relationships. Get in touch with what feels most comfortable for you, and the intimacy level in your relationship will step up a notch. If 9 Taurus is in the eighth house, you are learning about the comfort levels of others. Essentially, you are learning to share and to surrender yourself (in a balanced manner!) to intimacy.
If the 3rd-9th house axis (Pisces and Virgo) is stimulated by this eclipse, issues surrounding learning and sharing knowledge will come to the fore. For some, issues surrounding attention to one's immediate environment, and branching out and beyond it, are stimulated. If 9 Taurus is in the third house, you are receiving a cosmic push to become more active in your immediate environment (neighborhood, with siblings/relatives, etc.), and/or to learn and communicate facts that fuel your opinions. If 9 Taurus is in the ninth house, you will be learning to expand your horizons, either through contact with people from an entirely different background than yours, travel, or higher learning. Your personal philosophy will be changing, and this eclipse gives you a push towards adopting beliefs that truly work for you in the real world. Other possible issues stimulated include transportation and mobility (for example, some may be learning to depend on others for getting from point A to point B, and others may be learning to take charge of their own mobility), running errands and tending to one's daily life effectively, and learning about one's need for self-expression through adventure.
If the 4th-10th house axis (Aquarius and Leo) is stimulated by this eclipse, issues surrounding public and private lives, as well as attention to career and to family, are stimulated. The fourth house rules our instinctual needs, the domestic scene, our needs for security, and our focus on family and home life as well as relationships with family. The tenth house rules our needs for status, our career and reputation, our worldly ambitions, structure, and our drive for success. Striking a balance between these issues is the focus of this sequence of eclipses. If 9 Taurus is in the fourth house (often the case for Aquarius rising), it's time to take steps to improve your family and home life. Matters in strong focus and due for renewal are the home, garden, land, family, domestic routines, property, home business, storage, and personal matters. There can be a personal/emotional renovation of sorts. This eclipse is a cosmic push for you to take charge of your private life. If 9 Taurus is in the tenth house (often the case for Leo rising), you are called upon to pay more attention to your career and public life, and to take charge of this important part of your life. Changes in work, bosses, authority figures, reputation, or your own authority and influence can occur now and in the coming few months. Either way, this can play out in a number of ways. Some may have to make some critical decisions due to situations in the life that force them to make choices between career and family goals. Some people are promoted or their career takes a new direction (especially if an eclipse occurs close to the Midheaven). The challenge is to find a healthy balance - to improve home life, while at the same time tending to one's career needs and responsibilities to the outside world.
If this eclipse stimulates your 5th-11th house axis (Capricorn and Cancer), social activity is the focus. The need to be appreciated by others, and the need for togetherness with others, comes into play. A love affair may begin or end under this influence. New contacts with others may also occur. If 9 Taurus is in the fifth (for many with Capricorn rising), you will learn to let go of a fear of taking risks, and to develop the courage to strike out on your own individual and creative path without fear. You are called upon to deal with others in a more personal, involved, and loving manner, rather than falling back on reason and intellect, which detaches you from your feelings. This series of eclipses is about learning to take personal risks, which requires a certain amount of self-confidence. If 9 Taurus is in the eleventh (for many with Cancer rising), you will be learning about letting go of your attachment to the drama of romance and personal relationships, as well as your willfulness. You are called upon to learn about the value of the team. You may need to give freedom to your romantic partner instead of expecting him or her to follow a script of your own making. You learn the value of brotherly love and the benefits of a sense of belonging to a community. Events are such that you move towards a more objective approach to your life and you cultivate true friendships. Friends may leave or enter your life now and in the coming months.
If this eclipse stimulates your 6th-12th house axis (Sagittarius and Gemini), issues of work and service, as well as health (both mental/spiritual, and physical), come into focus. If 9 Taurus is in the sixth house (for many with Sagittarius rising), you are called upon to deal with the the details and practicalities of everyday life, to become more organized, and to take charge of your routines. It's time to formulate some clear goals and plans. Circumstances are such that you need to develop some healthy habits, routines, and schedules. Believing in a grand plan is fine, but practical concerns need to be dealt with as well. Recognizing your personal limitations in terms of just how much you can give to others and just how much compassion and understanding you can show is essential now. It's time to structure your life. If 9 Taurus is in the twelfth house (for many with Gemini rising), over the next few months, your inner world, as well as rest and sleep patterns are in strong focus. You become more aware of previously hidden elements in your life that have been driving your behavior or otherwise controlling your life. You are called upon to rid yourself of guilt about under-performing, and to develop faith and trust in a larger more spiritual plan. It's time to let go of some of your fears that you are not doing enough, to develop more compassion and understanding of others, and to be humble, feeling safe in the knowledge that you (and others) are not perfect. It's time to let go of some of your obsessions with rules, details, and fears of not doing things perfectly. When this axis is stimulated, issues of guilt, worry, and anxiety become paramount.
***A Lunar Eclipse occurs on April 15th, 2014.***
About the Lunar Eclipse in Libra on April 15th, 2014
As noted above, a Lunar eclipse is an especially potent lunation -- in this case a potent Full Moon. Lunar eclipses are relationship-oriented. The "crisis" that these eclipses tend to elicit is a crisis of lack--a time when we suddenly recognize a great need or want. The impact of the crisis can act to sever a relationship--it's possible. But it can also bring two people together with a sudden awareness of a great need for each other. Although Lunar eclipses are more relationship-oriented than Solar eclipses, they are not always about relationships between two people. They can trigger awareness of need in other areas of our lives, such as our relationship to work, to our health and bodies, and so forth. This is a time when matters come to light--things that have been brewing under the surface.
When a Full Moon occurs, we can suddenly burst forth with proclamations and outpours that seem fresh and new, simply because they are not yet rationalized. A Lunar eclipse is a more potent Full Moon, and its effects tend to last longer. Many astrologers believe that the effects of a Lunar eclipse last approximately three to six months.
The Lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014, occurs when the Moon is at approximately 25 degrees of Libra, opposing the Sun at 25 degrees Aries, and is a Total Lunar Eclipse. (A Lunar Eclipse occurred on October 18th, 2013, opposite this one, at 25 degrees Aries.)
Lunar Eclipses are about relationships and polarities. With the Aries-Libra axis involved, this Lunar Eclipse presses us to look more closely at our needs, lacks, and wants in our lives concerning the balance between Aries-ruled and Libra-ruled areas of life.
The Aries-Libra polarity is a relationship axis, where Aries represents "self" and Libra represents "other". Where Aries is about self-assertion, Libra is about compromise.
The energy of the Libra Moon is the awareness of the need for relationships and all that comes with maintaining them -- compromising, negotiating, graciousness, and balancing. The Aries Sun, on the other hand, is self-assertive, leading, and personally courageous. This Full Moon urges us to strike a balance between meeting our personal needs and tending to the needs of a significant other, and between independence or autonomy and dependence or companionability.
The Libra Moon is diplomatic, equality-minded, and fair-minded. The Aries Sun, however, values authenticity over tact, and is energized by independent efforts. The Full Moon illuminates this conflict. Neglecting either end of the Aries-Libra axis will surely backfire on us. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Full Moon invites us to do. This Full Moon is about emotional declarations. Something has been building inside of us, likely of a personal nature, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. Over the coming months, we will discover what this declaration means for us. For now, we can't sit on our feelings. We need to express them.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse illuminates the conflict between "me" and "you", and between autonomy and sharing.
With the Moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic "illumination" occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness. It's time to express ourselves, and to let things out of our systems. Of course, we might want to exercise some care while doing so, knowing that what is coming out of us is new and not particularly rational as yet.
Some sort of crisis (which can be a crisis of consciousness) or sudden awareness of a lack in our lives provides us with a golden opportunity to explore our emotional needs within the context of the house polarity where the eclipse occurs in our natal charts. Relationships may be challenged, broken, or strengthened dramatically at this time. Our discovery is emotionally charged and dramatic. Epiphanies are likely at this time as we become acutely aware of our lack. This understanding can propel us into positive action, although there can be some level of chaos initially.
This eclipse is one in a series of eclipses that fall along the Aries-Libra axis. This is the second in the series or set of eclipses in these signs. It can be viewed as one of the first cosmic pushes regarding the themes it is stimulating. The next in this set of eclipses in Aries-Libra will be a Lunar Eclipse in Aries on October 8th, 2014. The final in this set will occur in March 2016. This is a time to continue clearing up past patterns that have been holding us back from personal fulfillment, particularly those that are relationship-centered or that revolve around our confidence, boldness, and authenticity of expression (Aries-Libra). There will be more work to come in these areas, but for now, we are experiencing greater awareness of problems and especially lacks or flaws in our relationships.
Full Moons and Lunar Eclipses bring issues in our lives to fulfillment. Our emotions are heightened, and there is often some sort of drama involved with the house, sign, and any contacted planets activated by the Full Moon. Look to 25-26 degrees of Aries and Libra in your own chart (allow at least a 5 degree orb when examining the planets and points it aspects). This Lunar Eclipse gives us a cosmic push to make needed changes in our lives. The areas of life activated by the eclipse may see dramatic turns, after which the path is clear to move forward. Note that whatever happens at this time is nothing truly new. The issues have been brewing inside of us, and emotions have been building. Something comes to light at the time of the Lunar Eclipse, and if we get in touch with our emotions, we can get a better idea of what needs to change, or what needs to go.
This Lunar Eclipse in Libra is bound to thrust us into a state of heightened awareness of flaws in the structures of our lives, particularly in our partnerships and relationships with ourselves. Decisions made now tend to be emotionally-driven.
This Lunar Eclipse occurs while Mars is also in Libra and retrograde, and is part of a challenging Grand Cross with Uranus, Pluto, and Jupiter. This increases the level of drama and possibility of exaggeration. As well, Pluto is stationing retrograde at the time of the eclipse, increasing intensity. Venus is moving towards a trine to Jupiter, however, and this can help smooth over some of the rough edges. This is a time for opening ourselves up to possibilities, examining the emotions that push to the surface, but finalizing plans should probably be saved for a later date.
A series of eclipses falling in Aries and Libra before this 2013-2016 series most recently occurred from April 2004 to March 2006. Previous to that, April 1986 to October 1987.
This Full Moon occurs close to the exact Uranus-Pluto square, reinforcing the "battle" between the need for companionship and the need for independence. There can be a sense of surprise, shock, or frustration involved with our emotional discoveries. Certainly, there can be a strong urge, or need, to break free from old patterns in our relationships. Jupiter adds drama to the mix - there may be over the top reactions and larger than life feelings, promises, and epiphanies now. Resentment and buried anger, as well as passion, are stimulated with retrograde Mars involved in the Grand Cross.
The Sun's position in Libra and its placement in your natal chart should not be ignored, as there can be a culmination or fruition of a matter related to the Sun's position in our charts.
If this Lunar eclipse conjuncts a planet in your chart, you may feel its intensity more than others. If the Lunar Eclipse conjuncts your Sun, for example, it can act like a charge of energy. The desire --or necessity-- to turn over a new leaf is strong. A significant other or the public can play a large role in the events of your life now. In major aspect to the Moon, a Lunar Eclipse can trigger major changes to your living situation and personal life, including personal relationships. Circumstances that significantly change your daily routine and domestic world can arise.
Possible issues for the eclipse's transit to natal houses: A Lunar Eclipse in the first house, it may be time to change your image or redefine your personality in some manner. Finding a balance between autonomy and dependence is what this eclipse is about for you. Your emotions are on your sleeve right now. It is a good time to put your needs first, but doing so with respect for others will take you further. Whether you can succeed as a leader is "tested" right now. There may be some drama involving a significant other. A Lunar Eclipse in the second house, you may get a cosmic push to make necessary financial changes in your life. Sharing issues come into focus, as do issues of power--what's yours and what's mine. Your comfort zones matter, and now is the time to take care of your own needs without eclipsing the needs of others. A financial settlement, the beginning or end of a particular debt, and other such scenarios can be part of the picture now. A Lunar Eclipse in the third house, there may be some sort of drama surrounding communication, modes of transportation, schooling, mobility, neighbors, or siblings. Daily routines can change dramatically. There may be a major event in the life of a sibling. There could be a publishing offer or you might be in a position to promote yourself. Travel or education plans may come to fruition. You might gain an entirely different perspective on a matter. A Lunar Eclipse in the fourth house, domestic conditions are illuminated. House repairs, family dramas, and other such issues need serious attention. The demands of your personal life are now paramount. Striking a balance between energy spent on work and energy spent on domestic matters is essential now. Balanced attention to your public and personal lives is what you need to focus on. It's time to prioritize. A major career project can come to fruition or completion. A Lunar Eclipse in the fifth house, a romantic affair may be tested. If love is true, there's nothing to fear. The demands of your larger goals in life may have been eclipsing your pleasure-seeking activities. Also possible, your children may be going through their own changes and "stages", and need more attention now, or a child could be experiencing a major new beginning. Some might have a child. A new creative project might begin now. A Lunar Eclipse in the sixth, there could be changes necessary in your job or health routines. You can use this surge of emotional energy to make positive changes to your routines. Do something to improve your work conditions if they are annoying you. Get going on your exercise or nutrition program that you know you have to do in order to feel more balanced. A work project or a job itself can begin or end now. A physical or mental health issue might come to light.
A Lunar Eclipse in the seventh house, partnerships may be tested, but there is nothing to fear if the relationship is strong. The seventh house represents an important one-to-one relationship--a marriage partner, significant other, business partner, or an adversary. It's time to strike a balance between your own needs and those of another. It's time to compromise and negotiate. You might suddenly find yourself with more social opportunities, or you might acquire many new clients. A Lunar Eclipse in the eighth house, some drama with regards to a spouse's income, or your taxes, debts, and investments, may occur on a mundane level. It may be time to settle some of your debts, financial or otherwise. What makes you feel comfortable and secure needs to be balanced with attention to other people's needs and comfort levels. There can be new money coming into your life. A Lunar Eclipse in the ninth house, your personal beliefs may be tested. Your hunger for adventure or learning may come into focus. All of the attention you've been giving to mundane affairs has you wondering when you're going to have some fun. You want to take a leap of faith now. There may be an important beginning or culmination in education. If you are in business, a writer, or the like, you might reach a wider audience. A Lunar Eclipse in the tenth house, you may need to review and change your career goals. Career matters come to a head, but as the seventh house from the fourth, so might a personal, domestic, family, or house and home matter. You're called to perform, possibly on a moment's notice, and it's best to keep your cool and do whatever you can to show your competence. A Lunar Eclipse in the eleventh house, friendships may be tested, or your relationship to groups or organizations. You're looking for validation from friends and group activities now. There can be a major event involving a child or a romantic partner, or a culmination of a creative project can occur at this time. A Lunar Eclipse in the twelfth house, you may recognize an overwhelming need for rest and spiritual renewal. You've been busy with all sorts of everyday activities, deeply involved in your work and routines. It's time to balance your life with some down time--otherwise, you simply don't feel whole. There can be exposure of a private or even clandestine matter in some cases. Secrets can emerge at this time, or there can be a desire to do something private, secret, or risky. A work project can come to fruition.
New Moon in 1st House This New Moon marks a time of personal beginnings, when you find yourself shot into the limelight and all eyes turn toward you to see what you're going to do next. This may be somewhat startling, as it's rather different than what last month brought, and you will need to step up and display your self-confidence in a way that wasn't called on before. In a volatile situation you will need to have your wits about you as you will have a particularly high profile. The trick is to handle it with grace and not let it go to your head, as this too shall pass and you'll want to look back on a performance that maximized the opportunities dropped into your lap.
New Moon in 2nd House For a day or so you may be under pressure to underwrite new projects or finance situations that require sinking money into them. It may seem quite urgent, but it's a time when everything seems a bit more intense, so you may do well to stand back and take a second look before jumping in with both feet. Wise investments made at this time can bring good returns in the next couple of weeks, but ill-conceived spending could drain you in the same time period. Know you're right, then go ahead one way or the other, as the one option you probably won't have is sitting on the fence or putting it all off until later. Strike when the iron is hot or pass the opportunity on to another.
New Moon in 3rd House A flurry of activity for several days can have the phone ringing off the hook as new ideas and propositions that require either your opinion or your decision come your way. Your challenge will be sorting the wheat from the chaff on the fly, and sorting out the confusion that always abounds at New Moon, especially this one. The day is won by multiple, smaller choices made wisely, rather than hanging on a single issue, so don't obsess but decide quickly and move right along to the next. This is a great time for currying new acquaintances as the air of intensity makes for strong personal connections and breaks through the barriers of unfamiliarity.
New Moon in 4th House This may mark a day or so of raised tensions at home as biological tides run high and elbow room seems harder to come by. However, used creatively, this can lead to new ways of organizing and arranging your personal space so it doesn't overlap that of others. It's a good time to start new home-related projects as a way to utilize the extra energy in a constructive manner. Letting out your deeper expressions of feeling to another can make things especially intimate right now, but make sure you express yourself clearly and are not misunderstood. The perfect time to feel "at home" with someone, either literally or figuratively. The only thing you'll not want to be is idle—the vibes are too intense to just sit on your hands.
New Moon in 5th House Find a party to go to, give one, or just party down where you stand—the astral weather is perfect for it. In fact, anything you do for enjoyment will seem twice as good right now. Play with your children, or just break out the inner child, as you can more easily part with self-consciousness and spontaneity breaks out, well, spontaneously! If you call on the muse for a creative project, she will definitely show up (muses love parties, and children), and you'll find that your juices flow faster and easier than usual. There can be a fine line between joyous adventure and risky behavior, however, so try to stay on the safe side of the line. A good time to engage, but not be, a designated driver both literally and figuratively, so that you can be safely irresponsible for a while.
New Moon in 6th House A good time to take your blood pressure—if it's not elevated now, you're in really good shape. It can be easy to get worried about health matters now, but moderation is the right response. The temptation to throw yourself into a new regimen may run high, but choose your new path well before you embark or it will be a flash in the pan. The same goes for cleaning house in the workplace and starting off on a fresh footing. Make sure you're not demanding too much of yourself in the long run—you will not always have this much drive, and you don't want to peter out because you can't keep up with yourself. A good program is determined by whether you can keep it going on an off day.
New Moon in 7th House: This is a particularly ripe couple of days for finding a new partner or turning over a new leaf with an old partner. You may find a flood of emotional intensity coming your way and how you utilize it could largely shape the direction of the relationship. That means be particularly understanding and realize that though feelings may be overstated at this time and emotions run hot, the message underneath is sincere and needs to be taken seriously. Breakthroughs can occur now that you both might have kept a lid on otherwise, and you'll be glad you achieved the new closeness, even though you may not be able to keep it going at that level of intensity all month.
New Moon in 8th House You may find turning over a new leaf this month entails tossing out the old and ringing in the new, but you should take a second look before doing that. What you may find much more satisfactory is to simply rework and refurbish what is already there. Sometimes a new paint job makes everything new again, so you don't have to start over from scratch. They don't make things like they used to, so preserve what you can. It's also a good time to initiate that new credit card, but avoid impulse buying, as it's easy to go overboard right about now. Ditto for mortgage or other loans -- a good starting time, but just take what you need and no more.
New Moon in 9th House It's a great time for planning, cooking up new schemes, or rearranging the way you look at things. Patterns you establish now do not need detailed follow-up until later, so you can stick to generalities until you've got it all properly roughed-out. Put on the finishing touches later. New publishing efforts, or any project that generally disseminates what you have to say, are well begun now, and you may find the pressure is on to produce. Avoid hasty commitments, however, as you don't want to be held to something ill-considered or not fully thought out. Well begun is half done, so be thoughtful, deliberate, and measured in your efforts, even though tempted or even encouraged not to be.
New Moon in 10th House New developments in career matters may have you quite wound up for a couple of days and the pressure to produce can be intense. Too many things happening at once make it hard to keep track of things, but you can't afford to leave anything out. It is as important to listen at this time as to act. What people are saying to you and about you very much reflects your personal and professional status and you will want to make sure that you are being represented honestly. If you give your résumé a second look, you'll find there are new things to say about yourself that need to be included. Taking a fresh stance can put you into new places, move you up a notch.
New Moon in 11th House Feelings run high among close friends and an intensity is available right now that can renew the love and passion that first fueled your relationships. It can be worth risking upset to get at what you are really feeling and share it with those that matter the most. Because there's a crazy atmosphere surrounding it all, you can say things you might have hesitated to bring up and wear your heart on your sleeve without worrying about the outcome. The same ability to burst out of your shell will also aid in getting yourself into new company you might have thought didn't care about you before. An approach of disarming honesty can make you welcome in unexpected places and bring you valuable allies.
New Moon in the 12th House Eruptions of the unconscious could bring both troubles and personal revelations to the surface right now, so you may want to be careful not to betray secrets or let the cat out of the bag prematurely. Don't say the first thing that comes to mind, or you may give away more than you intend to. New deals are being struck behind the scenes with a strong sense of urgency, but they are not necessarily justified, so watch that you don't climb aboard the wrong bandwagon right now. Wait until things come out into the open to make decisions, take sides, even though there appears to be advantage in secrecy. Open covenants, openly arrived at, are the better part of honor.
General: The Meaning of the Full Moon in the Houses
Full Moon in 1st House For a day or so you may find things get fairly wacky in your surroundings, and one of the causes may be you. The time is right (and the pressure is on) to bring critical projects to a conclusion, put on finishing touches, and show the world just what you're all about. The emphasis is not so much on what you've done, but rather who you are, and it's the right time to let your personality out of the box and shine, shine, shine. The whole set of circumstances may have you a little giddy, but that's part of the surrounding picture at Full Moon, and this is your time to take a ride on that energy and put your personal mark on what comes of it.
Full Moon in 2nd House Under a little more intensity than usual, it's time to wrap things up financially, collect on projects that have come to fruition, and generally tie up loose ends. That should mean ending extra spending for a time, as it will be less necessary, but that's hard to do on a Full Moon, when things are a little crazy and judgment isn't always on the mark. Still, put your focus on that last payment, that final accessory, as the appropriate approach is to round out what you have done, put on the final touches, and then showcase it. It's a time to show off what you've got and make the most of it, not keep piling it on. You should concentrate on reaping its rewards.
Full Moon in 3rd House Don't everybody talk at once! That's what you're likely to be saying as the volume level around you peaks and everybody is trying to get a message through, including yourself. Full Moon is like that in general, but this time it can be especially wordy as you try to finish up a lot of correspondence and tie up loose ends as the links you have established begin to really amount to something. That means crowding a lot of important last-minute things into the space of a few days, so don't over schedule yourself in advance. Leave plenty of room open for last-minute situations that come rushing in and demand equal attention. Concentrate on matters that require conclusion and closure right now; save your new ideas for later when they can get proper attention.
Full Moon in 4th House You may find you could use a little more space at home as everyone there, including yourself, is taking up a lot more psychic space than usual right now. That can be claustrophobic and you can get on each other's nerves—or you can use it as the opportunity to connect more by opening that personal space and letting people in. Or, you can just get out of the house and take a break from it all. Whatever you choose, you will find yourself with matters coming to a head and you'll be making conclusions about just how well your internal game plan is working out. Literally and figuratively, good fences make good neighbors, but only when located strategically. Time to finish yours, and test it.
Full Moon in 5th House Spontaneity is the watchword right now, and it's time to kick back and have some fun, especially with close friends and children. If you're at a party and go just a little bit over the top, you will likely be in good company, as this is a general time of celebration for all. Passion and intensity, on any topic you choose, can run rampant and enthusiasm overflows. If you're trying to get business done, you'll be swimming against the tide, so if you have the option, just go with the flow. If you're working on a creative project, make sure you get the product preserved for posterity—on paper, on film, on tape, on CD. If you're just going to be pleasantly out to lunch, don't bother, just enjoy.
Full Moon in 6th House If you aren't finally achieving something from your diet or exercise regimen, ask yourself why not. This is the time you should be really getting things together and it should be starting to pay off. However, avoid excess and going over the top right now, as you may feel you can do more -- and maybe eat more—than you really should. At work, you may feel a little overbooked as tasks multiply and time is short to complete them. Once you've put on the finishing touches, you'll be able to stand back and take pride in your accomplishments. A good time for an office party, if you can concoct a good excuse for one. In general right now, celebrate finished tasks.
Full Moon in 7th House This is a wonderful time to let your partner shine and just lay back and appreciate it all. That can mean enjoying the fruits of your mutual labors wrought by the relationship, or it can mean finally fully connecting with someone you've been developing something special with for a while. In either case, the rewards of connecting closely will take center stage, and you can lean on the familiarity you already have to support what comes next. This can apply equally well in business as in romance, as long as you're dealing with an equal on equal ground. The essence is that you bring things to full bloom right now, so you can begin harvesting what you have sown.
Full Moon in 8th House If you've been chasing down that extra credit line, looking for a better deal on a mortgage or equity loan, this is a likely time to pull it all together, as long as you've got all your ducks in a row. That may mean scrambling for some last minute details or information to make it under a deadline, but there's real potential here. It's also good psychic weather for putting the finishing touches on restoration projects, picking up that antique you've been chasing down, and clearing out the cobwebs that may have been settling on lesser-used items. You'll have the courage to toss out those useless things you've been hoarding, and the burst of freedom will do you good. The theme: finish clearing the decks for action.
Full Moon in 9th House Think big, stretch the imagination, push the envelope of your beliefs and feelings—this Full Moon has the potential to be an eye-opener. The energy is in the air to expand your window on the world, especially where it has been an ongoing operation already in the works. The heady feeling of suddenly having put it all together can have you wondering now what to do with it all, but that will take care of itself down the line. Look for good news on the legal front, as things wrap themselves up and come to a conclusion, but don't count your chickens yet, as it's easy to overestimate right now. Main issues can get resolved now, as all parties are willing to go an extra mile to agree in principle, if not on the details.
Full Moon in 10th House This may be the perfect time to button down career matters that have been under development for a while. Although the pace may be accelerated and last-minute additions come crowding in, you can have a fuller, rosier picture of just where you stand in your profession and what people think of you. Choose this spot for releasing a shotgun blast of self-promotion, whatever it is you do, as public relations has extra carrying power from this Full Moon. The buzz about you comes in a rising crescendo that peaks now, so start figuring out ways to take it to the bank. Although you may be tempted to squirrel yourself away at home, take time out during these few days to wave your own flag.
Full Moon in 11th House Relaxation, comfort with your surroundings, and the warmth and glow of friendship can be the watchwords of this Full Moon, if you're willing to disconnect from the daily grind and tap into your personal happy side for a while. Fine food, pleasant company, tales of shared lives and mutual adventures bring a fullness that makes you realize that the good life is about feelings, not money; friendship, not possessions. Satisfaction comes from just letting things happen for a moment and inviting in the blessings that surround you, despite the rigors of existence. If you want a peak experience, it's in the wings right now, roll it out. Take the time to put the seal on relationships that elevate and support you.
Full Moon in 12th House Although this Full Moon may at times seem to place you between dream and hallucination, it emphasizes the ability to perceive and commune with your inner self in ways you might have been cut off from it. The intensity in the air breaks internal barriers and allows you to heal wounds, now that they have come to light. In more mundane affairs, things being cooked up behind the scenes come to fruition, although you may have to take extra precautions that they don't come into the light, unless you are fully ready to go public with them. Avoid confrontations right now, which will put you at a disadvantage, use subtler means to gain your ends when emotions run high.
Table: Eclipse Dates & Times for 2014-2020 (Eastern Time)