posted 23 May, 2017 (Monday, 22 May, 2017) - Lynda Hill
May's Gemini new Moon falls on the 25th in the US and the 26th in Australia. This is yet another dynamic lunation (haven't they all been for ages and ages?) There have been many changes before us, on every level, and, we may be considering what next?
May's Gemini new Moon occurs on May 21st and is a partial solar eclipse. Coming after the last few Super Moons, this is a powerful eclipse that will have interesting and wonderful possibilities. From Wikipedia: It will be the first central eclipse of the 21st century in the continental USA, and also the first annular eclipse there since the solar eclipse of May 10, 1994 which was also the previous eclipse of this series Solar Saros 128.
January's new Moon is a partial solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring Earth's view of the Sun. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the moon's shadow misses the earth.
This new Moon in Pisces occurs on the 20th March. It is a major new Moon, the third Supermoon of the year, and, because of when it falls - smack on the Equinox - and the fact that it is a total solar eclipse, it may just be the biggest new Moon of 2015.
The full Moon in March occurs on March 19 in the United States and March 20 in Australia. This is a powerhouse full Moon, aligning as it does with Uranus just as it goes into Aries. The Sabian Symbol for the full Moon is Virgo 29: A Man Is Gaining Secret Knowledge From An Ancient Scroll He Is Reading.
July's Capricorn full Moon falls on July 3. These feel like momentous times; Venus has gone direct (moving forward) after 40 days (and 40 nights) of being retrograde, Mars has finally, after what seemed to be forever, left Virgo after a very long retrograde and sojourn in that sign, Saturn has also gone direct, and we've had the first of the Uranus/Pluto squares. So it feels momentous alright and there's a lot of energy flying around and many people are picking it up.
The Virgo new Moon, occurring on August 28 in the United States and August 29 in Australia, is on Virgo 6: A Merry-Go-Round. This new Moon seems set to bring at least some measure of light relief after several months of very intense lunations (full and new Moons)
The Libran new Moon, occurring on Friday, September 30 in the United States, and on Saturday morning in Australia, is a very interesting and promising new Moon. Conjunct (closely together with) Jupiter, it can bring about many good things in our lives.