"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.

2018 February-March Moon Cycle

image: chart showing this cycle's new Moon
    2018: February-March Moon Cycle
  • new Moon at 27° Aquarius 08′
  • full Moon in 11° Virgo 23′

This cycle begins on February 15 with the Sun and new Moon in Aquarius; and comes to fruition on March 2, 2018 with the full Moon in Virgo and the Sun in Pisces.

The new Moon features a partial solar eclipse. According to EarthSky.org's article:

...the partial eclipse of the sun starts at sunrise over the South Pacific Ocean, and then the moon’s penumbral shadow moves eastward across the globe, to finally end at sunset nearly 4 hours later over the South Atlantic Ocean.

At the new Moon there's a stellium in Aquarius containing 4 bodies: Mercury, Juno, Moon, and Sun. By the full Moon, all these bodies have moved into Pisces, forming a six-member stellium: Juno, Sun, Neptune, Mercury, Venus, and Chiron.

It's time for me to take a break from writing about the Moon cycles. I will continue to post charts and calendars, but with little discussion.

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