"What the new Moon promises, the full Moon delivers."
--a saying  

What this blog is about...

This blog--Coming of Age in the Aquarian--has evolved into monthly reports of the new Moon/full Moon cycle for the upcoming month. These reports are usually published at the time of the current new Moon.

The reason why we follow the Moon's phases in mundane astrology, which discusses events and influences of groups and nations, is that the Moon denotes

the common people, women generally, crowds, and all matters of a common or public nature. The position of the Moon in a mundane chart will show where the public's attention falls (Skyscript, Ingresses).

In charts for which we have no birthtime or place of birth, we can only talk in a general way about how planets, lights, and asteroids may affect us.

Something little discussed is how the new Moon, being conjunct the Sun, is overwhelmed by it. While the occurrence of the new Moon is a concentration of energy, it is also a time when the male, fiery essence of the sun prevails. Thus, in nature, the Moon appears dark. The Moon comes into her own at full, when she brightly reflects the light of the Sun and stands opposite it. At this time the consciousness of the common people--or the crowd, if you prefer--becomes aware of the forces at hand. Of course in the interval between new and full Moons the cosmic players have moved and taken up new positions. What may have looked one way at the new Moon may look different at the full. Another way to view this is--the conditions described by the new Moon evolve into the conditions described at the full.

Charts are published with the monthly post and they're in the form of PDF files for you to download. There are two charts each for the new and full moons and two charts that show the relationship between the new or full moon to the U.S.'s natal chart. To see why I use the U.S. chart that has Scorpio rising, take a look at this article at Neptune Cafe.

Every three months calendars with astrological information are published, also for download.

My intent in posting these reports is to make tools for learning astrology available. There is a little interpretation of the charts included and references to interesting articles that relate to the current cycle or aspects of it.

2017 Moon cycle 12: Cold Moon

image: chart showing this cycle's new Moon

This cycle begins on November 18th with the Sun and new Moon at 26° Scorpio 19′ and comes to fruition on December 3rd with the full Moon at 11° Gemini 40′.

The title of this post, The Cold Moon, refers to the December full moon as identified by the Algonquin tribes. The MoonConnection (link below) says about this Moon:

Winter takes a firm hold and temperatures plummet at this time. Sometimes this moon is also called the Long Night Moon as the winter nights lengthen and the moon spends more time above the horizon opposite a low sun. The full moon name often used by Christian settlers is the "Moon before Yule".

For background on the Moon names and for other information on the Moon, take a look at MoonConnection. Keep in mind this is the name of the full moon, which occurs in December.

Two U.S natal charts are again being considered--one with Scorpio rising and one with Sagittarius rising (new Moon and full Moon are linked here). In the natal chart with Scorpio rising the Sun is positioned in the 9th house, ruled by Jupiter; Sagittarius rising places the Sun in the 7th house, ruled by Venus. Both placements include the Moon as ruler because the Sun is in Cancer. In the Sagittarian chart the Moon's placement is in the 3rd house, conjunct the cusp; in the chart with Scorpio rising the Moon is in the 4th house, her home.

Currently, Uranus, Neptune, Pallas, and Chiron are retrograde. Neptune will turn direct in Pisces on November 23rd and Chiron will turn direct in Pisces on December 6th. Mercury with turn retrograde in Sagittarius on December 3rd (at the full Moon) and return to direct on the 23rd.

At the new Moon there is a large stellium in Scorpio, containing Vesta, Jupiter, Venus, Moon, and Sun. At the full there is another stellium, this time in Sagittarius; it contains Venus, Sun, Saturn, and retrograde Mercury. Common to both stelliums are the Sun and Venus.

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