2020 Aquarius Full Moon in Sheep Month

August 1, 2020 § 1 Comment

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.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

THE SOLAR YEAR

August 2, 2015 § 4 Comments

Lammas Green ManToday August 2nd marks the solar point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox.

Western astrology is structured on solar cycles. Asian astrology is structured on lunar cycles. By following both natural systems, the yang solar calendar and the yin lunar calendar, we can flow with the eternal cycles of nature because we are nature.

MAJOR SOLAR HOLIDAYS

The Western solar year starts with zero degrees Aries at Spring Equinox. Each of the 12 astrology signs cover 30 degrees. All 12 signs times 30 degrees = the 360 degree circle of the zodiac. The four major calendar points of the solar year are:

SPRING EQUINOX (Vernal Equinox) Equal day and equal night.
The Sun enters cardinal Fire sign Aries.

SUMMER SOLSTICE The longest day in the northern hemisphere.
The Sun enters cardinal Water sign Cancer.

AUTUMN EQUINOX Again equal day and equal night.
The Sun enters cardinal Air sign Libra.

WINTER SOLSTICE The longest night in the northern hemisphere.
The Sun enters cardinal Earth sign Capricorn.

All four elements Fire, Water, Air, and Earth are highlighted at these 4 solar points. These dates are usually the 21st of March, June, September, and December but not always because the Gregorian calendar is irregular. Months are different lengths, and there is a leap year.

MINOR SOLAR HOLIDAYS

Four minor solar holidays mark the mid points between the Equinoxes and Solstices:

CANDLEMAS (Imbolc) on February 2 marks the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Animals awaken after winter hibernation, hence Groundhog Day for augury from the movement of animals.

MAY DAY on May 1, also called Beltane, marks the point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. This spring festival represents the Maiden aspect of the Maiden-Mother-Crone Goddess.

LAMMAS on August 2, also called Lughnasad, marks the point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. Lammas is a Mother Goddess (and grain God) harvest festival.

HALLOWEEN on October 31, also called Hallomas, marks the point between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. Halloween, the most popular minor Solar holiday, is close to November 2 Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). Both Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrate the Crone aspect of the Goddess.

Wishing you happy Lammas,

Susan Levitt

February 2 Candlemas — Divination with Animals

February 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

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HAPPY CANDLEMAS 2013!

February 2 is Candlemas, also known as Imbolc or Michaelmas. Today marks the point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Candlemas is an auspicious day for divination with all types of animals — not just groundhogs! Contemplate a question that has a yes/no solution, then start observing the movement of animals. So take some time today to observe nature, and get a second opinion from the creatures that surround us.

My favorite form of animal divination is ornithomancy, divination from the flight of birds. A bird flying to the right means yes, to the left means no. Before the invention of modern mapping, ornithomancy was developed by sailors who would follow the flight of birds to reach land.

MAJOR SOLAR HOLIDAYS:
The 4 major Solar holidays in Western astrology are the cardinal points of:

SPRING EQUINOX time of equal day and equal night. The Sun enters Aries on March 20 4:02 am PDT in 2013.

SUMMER SOLSTICE the longest day. The Sun enters Cancer on June 20 10:04 pm PDT in 2013.

AUTUMN EQUINOX again equal day and equal night. The Sun enters Libra on September 22 1:44 pm PDT in 2013.

WINTER SOLSTICE the longest night. The Sun enters Capricorn on December 21 9:11 am PST in 2013.

MINOR SOLAR HOLIDAYS:
There are 4 minor Solar holidays that mark the points between the Equinoxes and Solstices:

CANDLEMAS on February 2 is a fire festival of the Goddess Bridget and the first stirrings of spring. Animals awaken after winter hibernation, hence augery from the movement of animals.

MAY DAY on May 1, also called Beltane, marks the point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice.This spring festival represents the Maiden aspect of the Maiden-Mother-Crone Goddess.

LAMMAS on August 2, also called Lughnasad, marks the point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. Lammas is a Mother Goddess (and grain God) harvest festival.

HALLOWEEN on October 31, also called Hallomas, marks the point between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. Halloween is the most popular of the 4 minor Solar holidays, and falls close to November 2 the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). Halloween and the Day of the Dead celebrate the Crone aspect of the Goddess.

Happy holidays!

Lucky Full Moon in Aquarius

July 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS
Muti-cultural Moon for all humanity

FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS

The full Moon on August 1 is the first of two full Moons in
August. The next full Moon on August 31 will be a blue Moon in
the sensitive Water sign Pisces.

Wednesday August 1 is a full Moon is in the humanitarian Air sign
Aquarius. Aquarius is innovative, independent, and champions social
change. This full Moon is time to connect with people from all walks
of life, work collaboratively, and appreciate your friendships.
Allow others to be unique and express their individuality.
Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of rebellion and change, so
be open to experiment and to vary your routine. Unexpected
encounters bring new ways of seeing things. Fortunate
surprises can lead to new circumstances, especially for the Air
signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra and those born in Tiger,
Horse, and Dog years.

FULL MOON TRINES JUPITER

Anticipate good luck in general because this Aquarian Full Moon
trines Jupiter in the mercurial Air sign Gemini. Transits of Jupiter
bring opportunities for expansion and growth. Moon trine
Jupiter brings a pleasant sense of well being. It’s easier to be
generous and giving, and good to see the bigger picture and
get a clear perspective.

LAMMAS

Thursday August 2 is the midpoint between Summer Solstice and Autumn
Equinox. In old Europe, this was a gathering time to celebrate the
ripening grains. This gathering was called Lammas, or loaf mass.
Even today, this is an ideal time to celebrate Mother Nature. Enjoy
the good food at local farmer’s markets, and appreciate your circle
of family, friends, and colleagues. On this day, the Moon trines
Mars for more confidence. You can assert yourself, take the
intiative, and support others in what they want to do.

For more information about Mercury retrograde, your personal
astrological chart, or guidance from the tarot contact me at
415.642.8019 or rely to this email.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

February 2 CANDLEMAS – Between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox

February 2, 2012 § 1 Comment

Fortunate time of the year for divination w/ animals.

HAPPY CANDLEMAS!

February 2 is Candlemas, also known as Imbolc or Michaelmas. Today marks the point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.

Candlemas is an auspicious day for divination with all types of animals — not just groundhogs! Contemplate a question that has a yes/no solution, then start observing the movement of animals. So take some time today to observe nature, and get a second opinion from the creatures that surround us.

My favorite form of animal divination is ornithomancy, divination from the flight of birds. A bird flying to the right means yes, to the left means no. Before the invention of modern mapping, ornithomancy was developed by sailors who would follow the flight of birds to reach land.

SOLAR HOLIDAYS:
The 4 major Solar holidays in Western astrology are the cardinal points of:

SPRING EQUINOX time of equal day and equal night. The Sun enters Aries on March 22 at 7:37 am PDT in 2012.

SUMMER SOLSTICE the longest day. The Sun enters Cancer on June 20 at 4:09 pm PDT in 2012.

AUTUMN EQUINOX again equal day and equal night. The Sun enters Libra on September 22 at 7:49 am PDT in 2012.

WINTER SOLSTICE the longest night. The Sun enters Capricorn on December 21 at 3:12 am PST in 2012.

MINOR SOLAR HOLIDAYS:
There are 4 minor Solar holidays that mark the points between the Equinoxes and Solstices:

CANDLEMAS on February 2 is a fire festival of the Goddess Bridget and the first stirrings of spring. Animals awaken after winter hibernation, hence augery from the movement of animals.

MAY DAY on May 1, also called Beltane, is a springtime earth celebration that marks the point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. This spring festival represents the Maiden aspect of the Maiden-Mother-Crone Goddess.

LAMMAS on August 2, also called Lughnasad, marks the point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. Lammas is a Mother Goddess (and grain God) harvest festival.

HALLOWEEN on October 31, also called Hallomas, marks the point between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. Halloween is the most popular of the 4 minor Solar holidays, and falls close to November 2 the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). Halloween and the Day of the Dead celebrate the Crone aspect of the Goddess. 

Happy holidays!

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