"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 9: Harvest Moon

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This cycle begins with the Sun and new Moon at 28° Leo 53′ and comes to fruition with the full Moon at 13° Pisces 53′.

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

Many of the Native American tribes' staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, are ready for gathering at this time. The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops. The Harvest Moon does not always occur in September. Traditionally, the name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, which falls during October once or twice a decade. Sometimes the September full moon was called the Corn Moon.

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 September.

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, Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are retrograde. Saturn will turn direct in Sagittarius on August 26th. Mercury will turn direct in Leo on the 5th of September, just before the full Moon. With Mercury retrograde personal communications may be garbled, but its timing should be good (Mercury Leo trine Saturn Sagittarius) However, Saturn is also retrograde.

It seems everyone, especially the media, is anticipating the central total Solar eclipse on August 21st, coinciding with the new Moon. For astrologers, the important points are how the astrological position connects with your chart and where its shadow will fall. General astrological information is given in the Astrology Weekly article on Eclipse. More about the eclipse will be included in my next post. Here are NASA eclipse maps for the event.

My reading suggests that those leading a country can be most affected by an eclipse. Here are some more references for you to check out:

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