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New Moon in Aquarius 2021.

This New Moon is at 23 degrees of Aquarius and occurs at 1:06 PM Central Time February 11, 2021. The root energy in the date of this Moon is 9–Completion. With endings come beginnings. This New Moon feels linked to new vision based on real world experience. When you know better, you do better. This is Air energy.

 This Moon is christened with 6 planets in Aquarius. We haven’t seen this many planets in this sign since February 1962.  Two of these planets are the benefics Venus and Jupiter which come together during this New Moon to give support for what has potential to grow in this part of your chart. Although this New Moon squares Mars in Taurus, Mars is in detriment and the planets in Aquarius are in a a stronger position. The ruler of this New Moon is in domicile which makes this New Moon an opportune time to plant seeds in overcoming what you struggle with in the Taurus part of your chart.

If you’re in to setting intentions with New Moons, this is one to pay close attention to. It would be worth following this Moon Family over the next 27 months as this is a powerful New Moon with so much energy concentrated in Aquarius.

Set your intentions after 1:06 PM Central and within 8 hours of that time. Check in at the 1st Quarter Moon in Aquarius on November 11, 2021 to see what is manifesting as a result of your intentions you set today. The 1st Quarter Moon in Aquarius in November will be at 19 degrees.

The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 12, 2022 at 19 degrees should bring clarity as to the meaning and purpose of the intentions you set with the New Moon today. Something will come to light or reveal itself around the themes and area of your chart you focus on today.

The 3rd Quarter Moon phase on May 12, 2023 at 21 degrees Aquarius will start to bring a close to this cycle. This is the Harvest period where fruits of this cycle manifest. It’s the winding down of this phase and a time to reap what you’ve sown or set in motion with the New Moon intentions you set today.

Another consideration is the Sabian Symbol for 23 degrees of Aquarius which is, “A Man Turning His Back On His Passions Teaches Deep Wisdom From His Experience.” This is about tempering emotions or desires that lead us to negative behaviors by cutting out the tap root. Through our experience in overcoming this, we can use that hard learned experience to help others. For example, a former substance abuser becomes the therapist who helps others overcome their addictions. Think about what this might mean for you. What and how have you learned to overcome negative behavior patterns? How can you help others who struggle?

Other things to consider when setting intentions are the House topics of Aquarius in your chart as well as the symbolism of Aquarius. Aquarius is futuristic, innovative, inventive, humanitarian and thinks outside the box.

This fits in perfectly for those who are in their Saturn Returns right now. Since Saturn, the ruler of this Moon is currently in Aquarius, setting intentions in this area might help reorient those toward a more authentic life path if they are in their 1st Saturn Return and it might help guide those entering their 2nd Saturn Return as to something they can give back to others based on all the wisdom and experience they’ve gained throughout the course of their life.

Here are some practical tips to help work with this New Moon:

  1. Within 8 hours of the Aquarius New Moon on February 11, 2021 (again, the time is 1:06 PM if you’re in the Central Time Zone) jot down your New Moon Wishes in your journal. I like to keep a separate “Moon Journal” for the entire 27 month process.
  2. I usually write at least three wishes or intentions but no more than 10 which tends to dilute the energy. It’s also important to hand write your wishes.
  3. Find the area of your chart where Aquarius rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Aquarius. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you

A good reference book for setting New Moon intentions is, “New Moon Astrology” by Jan Spiller. Spiller outlines themes for each zodiacal sign as well as guidelines for setting intentions.  

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Saturn Series Talismans For Strength, Commitment and Authority

A rare opportunity presented itself on the Winter Solstice when Jupiter and Saturn joined to form what some have called The Star of Bethlehem. Some astrologers have coined this event, “The Great Conjunction” which happens every 20 years but even rarer does the element change when these two planets meet as it did this time from Earth to Air.

This moment offered a unique opportunity to create talismans with the intention of creating new structures, so whether that be a project, business, health routine, etc. These talismans were created with the intention of helping with commitment and discipline as well as gaining authority or expertise in any given endeavor. Saturn is also affiliated with the Hermit or Holy people and practices, so if you are looking to become spiritually disciplined, these talismans may be a good choice.

If you’re experiencing your 1st or 2nd Saturn Return, these talismans can be incorporated in ritual work or aid in achieving goals you set in regards to the area of your astrological chart that Natal Saturn resides.

Materials and invocations used align with invoking Saturn’s most helpful characteristics with the intent that anyone who carries or makes use of these items for good intentions gain discipline, become more responsible, builds a firm foundation and or spiritual practice.

The word Talisman comes from the Greek word, “telesma” meaning consecrated or sacred object, created with the intent of carrying a particular influence aligned with the powers imbued by the astrological election that marks their creation. Talismans are objects created at specific times or within certain ritual contexts for specific purposes.

No matter which Saturn Talisman you choose, the only difference is in the length of charge, not the strength. Paper talismans are temporary and may be effective for weeks or months. Fixed talismans are made of permanent materials and therefore permanent. The talismanic candle includes a permanent talisman that can be kept long after the candle has burned down.

The election details are as follows:

December 21, 2020 @ 1:54 PM in Hardinsburg, KY with Saturn and Jupiter applying to the Midheaven. Venus, ruler of the Ascendant sextiles Saturn and the Moon in Pisces’ next aspect will sextile Saturn. These items were also covered and left undisturbed for an entire lunar cycle to further strengthen their properties.

Even under the best planetary conditions, using materials that align with the planet invoked and with the best intentions, the recipient must also do their part to obtain the results intended. For this reason, success in achieving what you intend can’t be guaranteed, nor refunds issued.

Paper Talisman (6 of 18 Available) $5 Each

Paper Talismans are good for ritual work, to keep on your person or display in a prominent place where you’ll see it everyday as a reminder of goals you’re working to achieve. Paper talismans are no less potent than permanent talismans but their effects may last weeks to months whereas permanent talismans are fixed. Paper talismans might be ideal for launching practices that require discipline such as forming new habits or disciplines. Talismans are made of 2X3.25 cardstock with handwritten Saturn Sigil.

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Rock Talisman (4 of 9 Available) $12 Each

These permanent rock talismans vary in size and are engraved with the planetary glyph of Saturn.

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2″ Aluminum Disc Talisman (6 of 10 Available) $18 Each

These permanent talismans are engraved on both sides. One side contains the glyph of Saturn and the words, “Commitment” and “Discipline” and the other side contains the image of a man holding a scythe and spear standing on a dragon as described in the recommended image for this election.

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8 0z. Talismanic Candle w/Permanent Talisman (3 of 12 available) $25 Each SOLD OUT

These candles include a permanent talisman that can be utilized long after the candle burns down. Materials used include Pine and Patchouli oils, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz Crystal, Thyme, Aluminum, Rock, Poppy Seed and Pine Cones. Candles are hand poured using soy wax for a cleaner burn. The Talisman includes bone and sapphire beads and metal beads with the Saturn and Aquarius symbols. While you may detect some fragrance in the candles, they weren’t created for that intention, so they may not be as fragrant as you would expect in candles created for that purpose.

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Making The Most Of Your Saturn Return in 2021: The First Leg of The Journey

So, we’re about a month in since Saturn moved into Aquarius. How’s it going so far? It’s still early as Saturn will camp out in this part of your chart until early March, 2023, but I wanted to point out the added boost from Jupiter we all have during 2021, regardless to whether or not you’re experiencing a Saturn Return this year, but especially to those who are.

As a refresher, you’re experiencing your 1st Saturn Return if you were born between February 7, 1991 and January 29, 1994. If you were born between January 4, 1962 and December 16, 1964, you’re entering your 2nd Saturn Return. To read more about what this period of life means, you may want to read this article about Saturn Returns before continuing.

2021 is unique in that Jupiter also tags along with Saturn for the first year of this journey. This is great! Jupiter is one of the benefic planets and brings opportunity. Jupiter kind of helps ease us into this cycle and tempers the transition. So while some lessons can be tough like growing pains, Jupiter comes along and helps mitigate the situation.

Take advantage of this year while Jupiter is in Aquarius and get a jump start on this area of your chart. Let’s go through each house and see how Jupiter might help. Before we get started, a little bit about these planets and their background.

Saturn has been called the Great Teacher and can be like the school principal at times. He likes to keep us in line and make sure we’re following the rules. Sometimes it can feel oppressive or even depressive, but it’s ultimately for our benefit and that’s how we get to be so good at something. Saturn shows us our limits but he also shows us that we’re capable of much more than we think.

Saturn has often been depicted as the party pooper, that guy who says, “no you can’t do that,” or the consequences we receive for breaking the law. Discipline and commitment are words that often describe Saturn. The great thing about Saturn though is the payoff. There’s always a payoff with Saturn if you do the work, stay committed and go the distance.

Jupiter might seem like the polar opposite. Jupiter has been compared to the Great Santa Claus in the sky! Abundance, expansion, wisdom and joy have all been words to describe this great benefic. Where Saturn is “less is more,” Jupiter is “more is more.” Generosity and benevolence have always been associated with this planet, so the house it occupies in your chart is a place where you can experience the blessings of this archetype.

Now, what about that Great Conjunction we just had between these two planets on the Solstice in December, 2020? What a way to kickoff your Saturn Return! You may have heard this formation of Saturn and Jupiter coming together compared to the Star of Bethlehem. This is a big deal as these planets rarely meet up together, let alone so close as they did at 0 degrees Aquarius. Even rarer, is the fact that this year, they met up in an Air sign. This is a huge changing of the guard. Jupiter and Saturn together at a critical degree of 0 in a new element is the start of something big and while we won’t be around to see how it unfolds at the end of this 200 year cycle, we’re witnessing the beginning of something new and we play a part in shaping it. What might that mean for us personally during our Saturn Return and how can we make the most of it?

This Saturn Return may be a little more potent in that there’s a real possibility of creating something new with long lasting benefits. Think about how this might unfold in your own life and the Aquarius part of your chart. Jupiter isn’t always present with Saturn during these returns and if you happen to have a Day Chart, this added goodness may be even more noticeable.

SATURN AND JUPITER THROUGH THE HOUSES in 2021

1st House

If these planets are traveling through your first house, Saturn might affect your health. Maybe you experience a health issue that sets you back temporarily or limits you in some way. Jupiter comes along and brings in a helping hand. Maybe you get over this health issue fairly quick or find treatment that allows you to recover quicker. It could be that this is the year you decide to change your appearance or take your health more serious. Jupiter can help makle that happen.

2nd House

Saturn and Jupiter traveling through this part of your chart may require you to make some changes with how you spend money or with your income. If Saturn limits, Jupiter might bring in other ways to supplement your income or bring long term benefits regarding finances. You may have to cut back, but the reward will be worth it in the long run.

3rd House

Saturn in this area of the chart might limit or restrict travel, bring issues with siblings or extended family but look for a positive outcome. If you haven’t seen eye to eye or felt cut off from a family member, this might be the year where you patch things up. Communications that may have been difficult have the potential of being less challenging. Jupiter brings wisdom, so maybe both parties see things differently now.

4th House

This area of the chart could bring changes in your home or family. It might not be an ideal time to move, but maybe you finally find that dream home at a great price that you just can’t pass up. Home renovations are never fun. We’re temporarily challenged to live off site or in another area of the house while they are going on, but oh was it worth it! Difficulties or challenges with family members might wind up bringing blessings in disguise. Maybe a child needs to move back in or you bring an elderly parent to live with you. While adjustments need to be made within the home, blessings also come with any hardships.

5th House

Having children can be a lot of work but you can’t put a price on the blessings they bring. It could be that children might experience some challenges this year or feel tested in some way but come out on the other side better and wiser than before. This is also the area of pleasure and creativity. What limits access to fun or blocks creativity might bring joy or creative inspiration where we hadn’t found it before.

6th House

Health or work challenges have a silver lining. Maybe you come across an alternative modality that helps manage a health issue or find a new treatment. What feels heavy or oppressive in a work environment may finally yield to a payoff such as a promotion or new office with a better view. This area also has to do with pets. A pet could have health issues requiring additional care, but also blessings that bring restored health. The challenges you face with the added responsibility of having a pet pays off in the joy and companionship you receive.

7th

Challenges within a relationship bring you closer together and make the relationship stronger. Maybe you partner with someone this year that ends up benefiting your business. You might even find a mentor or counselor that offers a lot of wisdom or knowledge regarding your business or current relationship.

8th

This area of the chart refers to mortality and other people’s money such as joint finances, debt, taxes and inheritances. It could be that you receive an inheritance or find the means to reduce debt or pay off debt. You might take on debt that ultimately brings a payoff in the long run such as expanding your business or going back to school.

9th

This might be the start of a spiritual journey that requires long term commitment but pays off in bringing inner peace and serenity. You may explore other belief systems that are foreign to the belief system you grew up with. This area is also higher education, so going back to school may enhance or expand your career options.

10th

This could bring a promotion but also added responsibility and challenges. Your life direction may change in a way that brings much more fulfillment but less money.

11th

Your friendships or groups you identify with might start feeling oppressive or not ring true for you anymore. Maybe you decide to explore new groups of people that are more aligned with your beliefs and discover new life long friends. Long term benefits may come through groups or friends.

12th

This part of the chart has often been associated with isolation, suffering or spending time alone and reflecting. If faced with feeling cut off or isolated this year, use this time to expand your knowledge, learn something new or help others. This could be a good time to focus on your mental and physical health and get to the tap root of negative behavior or thought processes that have been holding you back.

These are just a few ideas for the area of your chart that Saturn and Jupiter are occupying in 2021 and are by no means all inclusive. The point is to make the most of this year, especially if you’re experiencing your Saturn Return. There’s a lot of emphasis on rebooting this part of your life. The Great Conjunction speaks to moving into something completely new and Saturn with Jupiter is a great opportunity to bring a new vision into reality–manifest a dream and make long lasting change.

Make the most of Jupiter’s bounty this year.

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New Moon in Capricorn, January 12, 2021

This New Moon is at 23 degrees and 13 minutes of Capricorn and occurs at 11 PM Central Time January 12, 2021. The root energy in the date of this Moon is 9–Completion. With endings come beginnings. This New Moon feels linked to building new structures, foundations, stability and security. This is Earth energy.

 What stands out to me with this Moon is the fact that it’s occurring so close to Pluto within minutes of 24 degrees—that same degree where Pluto and Saturn tangled in January of 2020. Saturn and Pluto are associated with power struggles, redrawing boundaries. Historically, it has been associated with war.

A New Moon near Pluto may speak to the transfer of power. Capricorn is often associated with Government and Big Corporations. With Pluto and the Sun involved, it’s likely this new structure will involve battles of powerful egos and volatile emotions.

I think the ruler of this Moon in Aquarius is promising in that it speaks to building something with the perspective of what is best for humanity—society, the common man. I’m just wondering what it means that the overseer is away, in aversion to the area it manages, when this new beginning comes into contact with Pluto. Who’s minding the store?

It’s also noteworthy that this New Moon is close to Pluto in the United States Chart which speaks to a Pluto Return and the rebirth of America. Pluto is necessary in bringing to surface all the ugliness we sometimes would rather keep hidden but need to happen in order to clear out the toxins. It’s hard to move forward until the really dirty stuff is dealt with and cleared away.

As a country, we’re in the midst of a rebirth that will no doubt involve facing some harsh realities—clearing and cleaning up some ugly parts that have poisoned the system for a long time. It’s likely that things will continue to intensify with this transition, especially since Saturn also squares Mars. That can feel frustrating with moving forward as if one foot is on the gas and the other on the brake.

If you want to work consciously with this energy, this is the beginning of a new cycle, so now would be an ideal time to take part in this process. I like to keep a journal and track this cycle which takes about 27 months to complete.

Here are some practical tips to help work with this New Moon:

  1. Within 8 hours of the Capricorn New Moon on January 12, 2021 (again, the time is 11:00 PM if you’re in the Central Time Zone) jot down your New Moon Wishes in your journal. I like to keep a separate “Moon Journal” for the entire 27 month process.
  2. I usually write at least three wishes or intentions but no more than 10 which tends to dilute the energy. It’s also important to hand write your wishes.
  3. Find the area of your chart where Capricorn rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Capricorn. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you.

To help give some ideas about this archetype, Capricorn rules future security, responsibility, reaching goals, success, management skills, discipline and commitment to name a few. 

This is not a time of action but a time for planting.  Think about what you want to create until we can better see what comes to light with the next Quarter Moon in Capricorn October 13, 2021 at 20 degrees.

Something else to consider is the Sabian Symbol of this New Moon. At 23 degrees Capricorn, the symbolism is, “A Woman Entering A Convent.” I picture a spiritual retreat or satisfaction in something beyond the material world. Humility comes to mind as we cross a threshold into what we hope brings more peace. It’s hopeful yet uncertain. Where does this lead? With this Moon’s ruler in Aquarius, we can expect it to include a vision that seeks what’s best for humanity based on freedom and truth.

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1st Quarter Moon and Covid-19

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Approximately 9 months ago, the reality of Coronavirus 19 hit home for most of us here in the United States. Headlines at that time focused on developing a vaccine. Chloroquine and Remdesivir were mentioned as possible treatments.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration began allowing more testing of drugs they felt might be effective against the virus as the world eagerly awaited the testing to begin.

Astrologically, March 24, 2020 marked a New Moon in Aries at 4 degrees 12 minutes. New Moons are interesting to watch as you often see a story piece together every 9 months that follow each phase until a complete moon cycle has finished.

New Moons are like the beginning of something. A seed is planted. We don’t really know which direction it’s going until some time has passed. As the Moon takes on more light, we can better see how things are looking. So, with this New Moon back in March of 2020, there was focus on developing a vaccine and we really didn’t know how, when or if it might happen.

Nine months later on December 21, 2020 we have the 1st Quarter Moon in Aries and the general public is beginning to receive the vaccine for the first time. 1st Quarter Moons are about taking action and moving forward with something. Nine months ago we were just discussing a vaccine. Today, we’re distributing it.

In 9 more months with the Full Moon on September 20, 2021 we should know even more. Full Moons bring clarity. More about the vaccine or the virus in general will be revealed.

Full Moons also mark the culmination of things so hopefully by that time, we’ll start to see a significant reduction of cases or know more about this virus and the success of the vaccine in preventing new cases. All cards are on the table in the Full Moon phase. It should become even clearer which direction this is going at that time.

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