My Moon Guide
My Moon Guide

new MOON manifesting CYCLE

september 25 - october 9

Sun 02º Libra/Moon 02º Libra

September 25 @ 2:55 PM PDT

New Moon

Sun at 02º Libra/Moon at 02º Libra

September 25



Each New Moon gives us a chance to let the Universe* know what it is we want to come into our lives. For best results we use the sign where the Sun and Moon are meeting to direct our activities. For this New Moon, the sign for focus is Libra, the cardinal sign, in the element of air. Ruled by Venus, Libra is refined and beautiful, tactful, just, and peace loving.  All close relationships, loving, friendly, helpful, and unfriendly, are under the influence of Libra. In Libra, comes the recognition there is the Other, there is choice, and “I choose you”. For this reason, Libra rules marriage and intimate one-to-one relationships.  Libra demands balance. Balance is not a static state. It is a state requiring constant adjustment and evaluation.



* note: “Universe” is a stand in for that which is greater than ourselves and inclusive of our self and all that is. You might say: God, Source, Divine, or the One etc. Notice if you have a problem with this part of the manifesting process. If you do, you might want to include on your list for this Moon, “I have a strong and loving relationship with the Divine”.  It is important that you have a name that works for you when you call out to that Being. Rumi had his special name and I love and relate to it. He called this Being “The Beloved” and “The Friend”.


Making a Manifesting List

Now that you have an idea of the energy frequency of Libra you can begin to make your Manifesting List.  Do this list in any way that works for you, but make it concrete. In other words, don't just keep it in your head. Write it down and have fun with it. Make it as big as you like. Put in the details. Remember, this request is going to a most powerful Being that cares for you. This Being loves you and is waiting for you to ask. So, go ahead and ask. Pretend you are a child making a list for Santa. Ask BIG. My friend Beatrex* suggested adding to your list: “this or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned”. This keeps you open to the abundance and goodness that is longing to be manifest in the world through and for you.


Here are some ideas for the Libra manifesting list:

My primary relationship is loving and balanced.

I manifest a new relationship that is right for me.

My lifestyle is beautiful and refined.

I have balance in my life.

I choose relationships that bring joy, happiness, and fulfillment.

I see and accept the “other” as a manifestation of the Divine.

I cooperate with the forces of peace, beauty, and harmony.

My relationships are healthy/being healed.

I know Divinity as the Sublime Friend/the Beloved.

I am at peace with the reality that not everyone likes me.

I accept life even though it may not seem fair/beautiful/peaceful.

I balance seeming opposites: above/below, inner/outer, physical/metaphysical, immanent/transcendent.

These are just some ideas for you to use to make your own manifesting list. Now it’s time to write your list. Read it aloud with passion. Fold it in a special way. Place it in a special place.

Your best Friend is listening.


*Beatrex Quntana – Living by the Light of the Moon



Balsamic Moon

Sun in Virgo/Moon in Leo

September 21

Letting go



The Balsamic Moon phase begins September 21, the day before the Equinox when the northern hemisphere enters autumn and the southern hemisphere welcomes spring. This is the final phase of the releasing Moon cycle that began with the Full Moon in Pisces. This is the time to take your release list, speak it aloud and burn it. It is time for complete release and trust that all is in Divine order and your part is done. The rest is up to God, the Universe, the Divine—whatever your name is for that Power that is.


I love this phase because it is time to totally and completely let go and know I have done my part to identify and process inner material for release. This is the time to let go of those things that have served their purpose and no longer belong in my life. I remember that I can do my part—no more no less and it is up to a Power greater than me to set the timing and details.


During this time, I remain awake and alert to events, people, thoughts, and subtle influences that come to my attention. I believe these hold clues to the coming cycle, like seeds that hold the complete plant in pattern, but will need proper circumstances and time to come to reality.  I surrender in this time to the embrace of the Divine and enter my inner temple to await the rebirth that I know comes at the end of the cycle and the beginning of a new season and cycle soon to come.


The new Moon in Libra is on September 25, at 2:55 pm pdt. The Sun’s move into the sign of Libra and the Equinox marks a balance point in the earth’s orbit around the Sun. Day and night are equal and change comes as the balance is tipped.


I especially like what Dane Rudhyar has to say about the Balsamic Moon in his book, The Lunation Cycle. 

"This phase of the waning moon symbolizes in one sense, the final letting go of the seed of the cycle about to end. It also represents the moon's entrance into the sanctuary of the solar realm; and as she enters, she brings to the sun, as it were, the new "need" of the earth. She is the mother, or beloved, petitioning the divine spirit in the name of confused and disintegrating earth creatures. She is the penitent asking for mercy, the nun offering her prayers for the sake of humanity lost in sin. She is the incense ("balsam"?) or prayer rising to the sun, calling for a new revelation, a new Messiah, a new outpouring of spirit and light through a new lunar structure-- a new body, a new image of reality, a new concept to solve man's ever-recurrent doubts and uncertainties."  


Last Quarter

Sun in Virgo/Moon in Gemini

September 17 




We are in the middle of the releasing cycle of this Moon. By now we have made a release list and done the disseminating work. The Last Quarter Moon now requires us to do some deep and maybe challenging work. The Last Quarter is the phase of active participation with Divinity in the work of release, liberation, and freedom from negative patterns that repeat and do not serve us.


We are still under the influence of the Pisces Full Moon, but the Moon has now moved to Gemini making a Square (90º angle) to the Sun in Virgo. We can use the mental energy of the luminaries to remember those events in our lives that contributed to shame, blame, and trauma that lead to those negative patterns we seek to change.

Look over your release list and let your mind wander. Notice what occurs to you—any event, person, or situation that comes to mind is there for a reason. Honor it. Allow any emotions connected to these thoughts to be as they are. Breathe. Remind yourself these events are passed. Emotions may be experienced and with the breath may simply pass through you safely and easily.

As experiences come to mind, the mental nature of both Virgo and Gemini may become activated and seek to place blame, fix on details, and construct a story to go with the feelings. Ask: Am I willing to let this go? If you are willing, a great approach is a forgiveness process. Here are some tips on a forgiveness process I have found helpful:


Identify the direction of the forgiveness—are you wishing to forgive a parent, friend, lover, or other who has cause you harm or damage or is it more important to start with forgiving yourself? Below is an example for self-forgiveness.


I forgive myself for being a victim or martyr

  1. ID a situation in which I was a victim
  2. What did I do to get into the situation or perpetuate it? What is my part?
  3. Apply the power of mental clarity, curiosity, reason to answer
  4. Write it down – I (name the behavior or attitude with no excuses)
  5. Write I forgive myself for (the behavior or attitude identified above)
  6. Breathe and acknowledge that event is in the past. I can learn from it and let it go.

I found that taking some time for this brought helpful and powerful release and though I started with me, I have noticed ripples went out to others as well. It is like a cleansing shower of grace that let me enter the coming Balsamic phase fresh and clean and open.  Consider giving it a try.


**There is an interesting feature for this particular Last Quarter Moon. Neptune is in a tight opposition to the Sun and square to the Moon while Pluto is forming a trine to the Sun and Saturn is trine the Moon. In English how could you use this? First of all, squares and oppositions though uncomfortable generate energy for breakthrough. A higher vision helps but beware of “spiritual bypass”.  Make sure you are rigorous about telling yourself the truth. Pluto will intensify the pressure on the ego protecting self and Saturn will work to hold you accountable. Because the structure of the teachers’ (Pluto and Saturn) relationship to self and emotions (Sun and Moon) is the benevolent trine, the learning will be easier to take and also might be easier to miss the opportunity. Use it to learn. Use it to clear the past. Use it for liberation. Your good work with this aids us all.





The second phase of the Full Moon releasing cycle is the Disseminating Moon. This is the phase between the Full Moon and the Last Quarter Moon. During this phase, the Moon goes from looking egg like and oval to looking like a half circle. As the Moon is shrinking we are releasing.


Take another look at your release list. Read it aloud and as you do, notice if a particular person, event, or situation comes to your awareness. Just see what bubbles up from who knows where. Since focus on just one thing keeps your entire list activated, allow one item on your list to deepen as a result of what came to your attention as if by magic. Explore it. Come to know it. Can you connect it with something symbolically? Your action step of this phase is to disseminate something, give something from yourself that can represent what came to your attention as you let your unconscious lead you.


We are in the Pisces releasing cycle with the Sun in Virgo and Moon now in Taurus. This is a very harmonious configuration. The Pisces umbrella of this releasing cycle is spiritual and etheric while the Virgo Sun and Taurus Moon are earthy. How might that work for disseminating?


Here are some ideas for disseminating:

Use your voice (Taurus) to disseminate spiritual energy by singing, chanting, or praying out loud. Sound vibrates the air and the influence is subtle and powerful. Anytime is a good time for prayer, but I’d say now is particularly good.

Give (disseminate) funds to individuals or organizations that promote music and the arts, spiritual growth, peace, or recovery from addiction-all these are connected with Pisces.

Give (disseminate) from your personal treasure (Taurus) to a good cause. This “treasure” might be money, good items that you no longer want or need, or something from your treasury of wisdom.

Support agencies and activities that aid victims (Pisces) of crime, abuse, trafficking.

Support a monastery or ashram.

Visit a prisoner or persons who are sick, in hospital, or hospice.

Offer your time in meditation as world service.


These are just some ideas for using this DISSEMINATING MOON. Remember, it is important to make it an actual, down to earth, concrete activity in which you give or disseminate something. Bring consciousness to that activity and allow yourself to experience and enjoy the act of giving.  Generosity always sets the stage for abundance.

Full Moon

Sun 17º Virgo/Moon 17º Pisces

September 10, 2:58 AM PDT


Full Moon - Illumination 


At the time of the Full Moon, the Sun lights the day and the reflection of that Sun, lights the night. This intense illumination lets us see areas that are now open for release. The moon sign directs us to the area being revealed and gives us clues to the qualities, situations, blocks, and blind spots that may be ready for release. This is the time to be honest and brave and identify negative patterns that seem to repeat or simply name strategies that just don’t work any more—and maybe never did, and set about a process of letting go.


Making a release list can be the first step in systematically letting go. The idea is to identify those people, things, behaviors, qualities and attitudes that no longer serve you. Clues to narrow your focus are found in the Moon sign of the current Full Moon. For this Releasing Cycle the Moon illuminates the sign Pisces.

Here are some suggestions for releasing statements for this Full Moon:

I release foot pain. (Pisces rules the feet and suffering)

I release numbness and disconnection with my body.

I release resistance/objection to being human and present.

I release being a martyr or victim.

I release procrastination, mental fog, melancholy, and timidity.

I release addiction to _____________________ (this could be a long or short list).

I release escaping through drama or suffering or _____________.

I release blocks and obstacles to healthy boundaries.

I release codependency and the need to abandon myself to another.

I release unconscious blocks to happiness, success, and abundance.

I release blocks and obstacles to psychic ability and mystical experiences.

I release blocks to spirituality and connection with Divinity.


Take time to write out your release statements. This might be a bit of a challenge, since Pisces is vague. You might want to approach the list by going deep within and allowing insight to bubble up to consciousness. You might want to consider this Pisces release time is the time to release addictions, outmoded escape strategies, and blocks to using and developing psychic abilities and proper use of our power. It is a great time to identify self-sabotage and needless suffering.


Keep your notebook handy. The Virgo Sun will assist you in the details once you start putting things into writing.


The planet Mercury is stationary and is officially retrograde on the day of the Full Moon. This can be used to assist the process of review that might come in handy for some of the release work. This Full Moon also engages Uranus energy. Good use of this energy can use disruption, willingness to break out of old patters, and the urge for liberation to break open the doors of change.



Write a release list to aid in the letting go process. Your list can be as short or as long as you like, but it must have a concrete form. Always remember, by working on any one statement, you activate all. A prayerful, spiritual attitude can guide you to areas ready for release. Pisces influence can disconnect us from here and now and interfere with being realistic and honest about our part in the wound or trouble. If you notice this, breathe, occupy your body, and know that all is in divine order.

Gibbous Moon

September 6

Sun in Virgo/Moon in Capricorn


This is prime time for manifesting using the tool of imagination. The Virgo Sun requires the use of detail while the Capricorn Moon will support a vision that is practical and down to earth. This double earth combination of Virgo and Capricorn at the time of the Gibbous Moon is supported by Uranus in Taurus (this configuration is called a grand trine). Use the Uranian influence to think outside the box when you use all your senses plus imagination to fully and completely imagine your manifesting list as reality. Just use one of the items on the list. Activating just one with intention and intensity will activate all.


It’s time to read your list aloud, and fully imagine just how you will be using those things, situations, attitudes and blessings that are coming your way as the result of your work during this building cycle.

Count your blessings and acknowledge those things on the manifesting list that have already begun to show up in your life. Use all your senses to imagine the finest details of your desires taking form. Take special care to avoid worry-the biggest misuse of imagination there is. Rein in worry, jealously, negative thoughts of all kinds.

Between now and the Full Moon on Saturday morning at 3 in the morning pacific time, continue this exercise of using all of your senses to have a full experience of actually living the life you imagined when you made your manifesting list.


All day Friday the Moon will be in Pisces. This placement will aid imaginal work and open the door to magic and spirituality. Feel your personal will coming more and more in line with what I call the Divine Will and feel the comfort and confidence that comes with that strong connection. As you notice the egg shaped Moon, experience a beautiful and beneficial future forming.

You might just call it an experiment and make notes on what you experience in a state of gratitude. How easy or challenging is it to fully and completely imagine all the good things in life coming your way? Many of us have to increase our tolerance for wealth, pleasure, and fulfillment. You might consider this a good time to set a course for happiness, fulfilling service, and love. Remember to make sure to appreciate and note each and every movement toward your better, fuller, richer life. Use gratitude as fuel.


On Saturday, the day of the Full Moon in Pisces, Mercury will be just beginning the retrograde in Libra. This Mercury retrograde in Libra will give us a chance to review relationships, communications, friendships, agreements and disagreements. The likelihood of misunderstanding is high. Use it to review, revise, reconsider, and maybe renew how you communicate in 1on 1 relationships. Where has it served you to be tactful and diplomatic and where have you given your power away for the sake of maintaining a relationship?


Later in the month Mercury will be backing into Virgo and your review takes on a different flavor. More on that later, but there are hints in Astronews. Check it out.


Waxing Crescent

Virgo Sun/Scorpio Moon




Virgo Sun/Scorpio Moon

Years ago someone described the Crescent Moon as the “Cheshire Moon”. For this phase I look at the evening sky, after sunset and see the Moon smiling at me like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland. This is the phase that supports growth. During this phase I like to focus on one or two items on my manifesting list and get some ideas about my next indicated step.


I’ve made my list and now I’m looking for the opportunity to do my part in cooperation with the manifesting power of the universe to make it happen. This harmonious relationship between the Sun and Moon blends the practical and orderly Virgo energy with the intensity and drive of the Scorpio Moon. The good news for me is all I have to do is be present and open up the lines of deep communication. The natural order will reveal itself and all I have to do is follow orders to take my next indicated step.


PS Virgo Sun/Scorpio Moon would be a great time for planting. Make sure you keep in mind summer plants are out and fall and cooler weather plants are in. There are lots of cool weather crops, like kale, broccoli, carrots, beets, peas, and carrots. This is a great time for planting greens. It’s all the little things that help keep life fresh.



Mercury will move into its storm Friday/Saturday. By then you should have taken care of any official business and be ready for all the "RE" activities of the retrograde- review, redo, rest, re-examine, repair, rewrite, release what you can of old baggage (especially around relationships. This is the perfect time edit, re write and review plans and projects already in process. This is not the time to begin something.


Make sure you have a notebook handy during retrogrades of Mercury. This is a time you will likely come up with great ideas, but this is not the time to begin new things. Write the ideas down and review them and maybe you will even rework some of them. When the retro is over, Mercury will briefly be in Virgo- a great time to begin a project, a new job, or get the details of your plan in action.





AUGUST 27@ 1:18 AM PDT



The Sun and Moon are in the same sign for each New Moon. This helps us examine and focus on the particular area of life and energy frequency that is being activated at this time.  I have come to deeply appreciate Virgo as the sign of service, work, and loving care. This is the sign of discernment and analysis and when true to itself, the sign in which the mind is in service to a power greater than itself.


Virgo, the maiden, is one of only 3 signs of the zodiac represented by a human form. It is a mutable or adapting sign in the element of earth. Virgo is said to be ruled by Mercury. Some modern astrologers attribute ruler ship to Chiron (Clow; Mason) while others suggest Vesta (Bloch and George). Certainly our old version of Virgo is not enough to contain its many gifts and assets.


The gifts of this pivotal sign are needed at this time when there is so much to digest.  The body function under Virgo's rule is digestion, the gut. Work, service, small animals, and routine are Virgo issues as is health, healing and the practice of the healing arts. Key phrases for Virgo are I analyze, I heal, I discern. The Virgo approach can take things apart and reassemble them for maximum benefit and efficiency.


To use Virgo energy, enlist the help of the Divine Feminine, often portrayed as a virgin. This aspect of the Divine is sure to listen and help identify, refine and reach our goals. Ask Her help in making your manifesting list. Take time to write your list as this helps make it more concrete. No need to limit or even be “realistic”, though Virgo energy might suggest just that.


Here are some things I'm thinking of putting on my list:


I work “smart”.

I am efficient and organized.

I enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

My mind is orderly and disciplined.

I establish a good routine of exercising my physical, mental and spiritual bodies.

I am discerning without being judgmental.

I know Divinity is in the details and I am pleased to deal with the small stuff of life.

I accept “good enough” when it is good enough and let go of perfectionism.

I have a job I love that satisfies me (and I know when to quit).

I am healthy/healed/ and a healing presence.

I am happy serving the Divine in Its many forms.


That is the start of my Virgo manifesting list. It’s good enough for now. I am going to be working on this list and hope you find time to do so for yourself. I like to add "this and better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned."


I’ll write my list. Read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. Have fun with this. Now is the time to discover the hidden power of Virgo as a new and different expression of the feminine.


I like to remind myself during the manifesting cycle of something I learned from Beatrix Quntana. She always added to her manifesting list, “this or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned".  Thanks you BQ.

Balsamic Moon

August 22

Sun in Leo/Moon in Gemini

Letting Go




Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Rumi


During the Balsamic Moon we enter into our internal sacred space. For Leo time, this is the time this is the deepest place of your heart, the place of complete vulnerability, the Temple of Love. Let go of ideas here and surrender with intention to the Power of Love Itself.

It is likely the mind will rebel at the stillness of this deep space. Treat it like a dog. A dog is meant to be the faithful servant of humans. A good dog can be on guard and relaxed. It can protect and be a good companion without yapping and demanding constant attention. This takes some training, but with that training it can learn to SIT AND STAY. The same is true of the mind when it is taught with love, will, and practice.


Take time during this phase to look at your release list. Read it aloud. Notice any sense of new flexibility and freedom. Recall your exercise in forgiveness and appreciate any new sense of lightness of being. Engage a strong sense of gratitude and know that release is coming in the most easy and pleasurable way. The Power and Source of all life is on your side and regardless of your attention that Force is working tirelessly for your liberation. 


After you read your list, burn it. Let it go. Know that all is in Divine order. Move into your own deep place of peace and connection. This is a good time for prayer, journaling and poetry to calm the mind. 


On Monday, August 22, the Sun will move into the sign of Virgo and will remain there for this final phase of the Full Moon releasing cycle. The New Moon in Virgo is at 1:18 am on Saturday, August 27. Between now and then, do what you can to calm your mind. Meditation (of course), journaling, writing and reading poetry or inspired writing can all help with this. Taking care of small details and attending to the little things in life with attention, love, and care are activities that fall into the Virgo energy. And of course, be kind.

        AUGUST 11 - AUGUST 27

Sun 19ºLEO/Moon 19º AQUARIUS

August 11 – 6:36 PM PDT

August 11

6:36 PM PDT

Sun 19º Leo/Moon 19º Aquarius



For every Full Moon, the Sun and the Moon are in opposite sides of the sky, this is called an opposition in astrology. The Full Moon is reflecting the light of the Sun. This can bring ILLUMINATION that helps us see the other side of the Sun's focus. A peek into our own "dark side" can help us name and seek release of patterns, behaviors, people and things that block growth, happiness, abundance, and success.


For this cycle, the Sun is in the sign of Leo, the lion. Leo is a fixed sign in the element of fire. Key words for Leo are I will, I love, I create. The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius and it is the Moon sign that gives us our clues on what to examine for release. Aquarius is the sign of the water bearer. It is a fixed sign in the element of air and the key phrases for Aquarius are I know, I liberate.  


For the Full Moon, I like to make a RELEASE LIST. For this cycle use the Moon sign, Aquarius, for clues to what is being activated for release*. Here are some of the things coming to mind with this Full Moon that is activating the Leo/Aquarius polarity:


I release inflexibility, rigidity, and the need for freedom at any cost.


I release dependency fears.


I release any problems with technology.


I release groups, organizations that don't support me. 


I release boredom, detachment from feelings, and impatience.


I release needless rebellion or fear of rebellion.


I release fear of being too hopeful and optimistic, or too imaginative and innovative.


I release escape into the abstract to avoid connection or emotion.


I release fear of being called or considered "weird".


I release blocks to living out my uniqueness.


I release blocks to fulfillment of the vision of a better and kinder world that honors and supports all beings.


I release blocks and obstacles to liberation for myself and others



You might want to use these as suggestions for your own release list. Take time to let your mind wander and follow trails of connection to discover particular situations and issues that arise. Since independence, rebellion, impatience with detail and boredom are in the Aquarian field, it might be a challenge to settle down and actually make the list. Do your best. Get a few things written, you can always add to it later on.


After you have made your list, read it aloud, fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. This is sharing your list with the Power of the Universe that is your beloved Friend. I encourage you to be brave and honest when making this list. This is your opportunity to free yourself of blocks and burdens. Use it and expect miracles. 


*If you know just a bit about astrology, look at your personal natal chart and find the house ruled by Aquarius for you in particular. This will direct you in a more specific area of life impacted by this Full Moon. S


Natural chart for Aquarius Full Moon

New Moon

Sun and Moon in Leo 

Sun 5ºLeo/Moon 5ºLeo

July 28 – 10:55 AM PDT



When the Moon is new, the Sun and Moon are in the same sign. The Moon has completed a full cycle and is now joining the Sun and giving Herself to the expression of the Sun’s sign. This is a time of new beginnings, building, and setting a pattern of manifestation because there is new energy building that we have to opportunity to use.



Use this time to make your manifesting or wish list using Leo as the focus. Make sure you write your list and especially in Leo, make it bigger than life, like the Sun sign Leo. I always like to add, "This or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned"*.  Remember you can ask anything and expect everything.


Leo is a fixed sign in the element of fire. It is ruled by the Sun and is the sign of the heart and the will. Leo is about self-expression, fun, and creativity. Leo is the time to own our loveable and regal self and enjoy our chance to play on the stage of life.  In Leo, we align our will with the will of the Greater Will and open our hearts to the Divine.


Key phrases for Leo:

I love

I will

I create


Here are some suggestions for a manifesting list. Use them as a jumping off spot to make your own Leo List.


I have a healthy heart and circulation.

I express myself freely.

I love, am loved, and feel loveable.

I enjoy life.

I show my brilliance and let my light shine.

I allow myself to be seen.

I have healthy self-esteem.

I fulfill my inner child's need for appreciation and praise.

I increase my tolerance for pleasure and joy.

I love and enjoy my children.

I love expressing myself creatively.

I am an expression of my soul's purpose.

I accept myself as a beloved child of the Divine.

I align my will with Divine will.


Write your list down. Make it as big as you like. Remember Leo is expansive. Jupiter in Aries is making a trine to this New Moon and will add energy, joy, and abundance to any action taken on this New Moon. So make that list grand and expansive.


Read your list aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. This is sharing your list with the Power of the Universe that is your beloved Friend. You can expect miracles with a Friend like this.


Remember Leo is the time to roar! This fire sign helps you focus on the heart, love, and will. When we are connected through the heart and the deepest meaning of love, we connect with real power. Once that power is engaged, we realize our royal lineage and generosity, compassion result.


Balsamic Moon

Sun in Leo/Moon in Gemini

Under the Umbrella of the Capricorn Full Moon



Time to rest and move within


The Balsamic Moon is the final phase of the releasing cycle that began with the Full Moon in Capricorn. This is the time to review your release list and read it aloud. Take a moment to note what you have been able to let go of during this period.  As a symbol of total release, burn your list. Breathe and let it go.


I love this phase because it is time to totally and completely let go. I know those things that have served their purpose will pass. I remember I can do my part, no more - no less and there is a power greater than me that can now embrace me as I enter my inner temple and await the rebirth that I know comes at the end of the cycle and the New Moon.


During this time, I am awake and alert to events, people, thoughts and subtle influences that come to my life. I believe these hold clues to the coming cycle, like seeds that hold the complete plant in pattern, but will need proper circumstances and time to come to reality.


I especially like what Dane Rudhyar has to say about this phase in The Lunation Cycle. 

"This phase of the waning moon symbolizes in one sense, the final letting go of the seed of the cycle about to end. It also represents the moon's entrance into the sanctuary of the solar realm; and as she enters, she brings to the sun, as it were, the new "need" of the earth. She is the mother, or beloved, petitioning the divine spirit in the name of confused and disintegrating earth creatures. She is the penitent asking for mercy, the nun offering her prayers for the sake of humanity lost in sin. She is the incense ("balsam"?) or prayer rising to the sun, calling for a new revelation, a new Messiah, a new outpouring of spirit and light through a new lunar structure-- a new body, a new image of reality, a new concept to solve man's ever-recurrent doubts and uncertainties."  


During this special time, make it a priority to enter your inner temple to rest in a state of active receptivity. Prepare for the coming New Moon in Leo on July 28, when we celebrate creativity, joy, courage, and will aligned with Divinity.

Last Quarter

Sun in Cancer /Moon in Aries

July 20




We are in the middle of the releasing phase of this Moon. By now we have written the release list and done the disseminating work. Now it’s time to use the energy of the Last Quarter Moon using forgiveness as a strategy for release.


For this cycle, the Sun and Moon are in cardinal signs--Sun in Cancer and Moon in Aries. When this phase ends the Sun will have moved to Leo, but for now the Cancer energy is strong and at the quarter moon, a 90º angle or astrological square. Squares are angles of friction and always difficult. Right now, there are some powerful players influencing all of humanity.  


Transformation is called for. We can work with the positive forces or resist and go back to sleep.  I believe this is the time to use who we are to make a better world today. Engage the heart and make the decision to align personality and will with the Divine. This is the magic of love, peace and compassion. As it blooms forgiveness arises not as an action as much as a response that leads to and supports release of the burdens we may not even know we carry.


Here’s a suggestion: look at your release list that has to do with the sign the Moon was in for the full Moon - in this case Capricorn.  Get honest and look at your part in holding on to situations, attitudes, patterns, and behaviors that no longer serve you. Invite forgiveness. I know this leads to freedom and often starting with forgiving myself gets things started. I am not vague in making my forgiveness list. That was hard at first, but it gets easier. For example: 

I forgive myself for not owning my power and being used by __________

I forgive myself for poor use of time

I forgive myself for not doing things I know keep me flexible

I forgive myself for being too hard on ____________

I forgive ________________ for bullying me.

I forgive my father/boss/teacher for ________________

This should prime the pump. Now get started.



I found that taking some time for this brought helpful and powerful release and though I started with me, I noticed ripples went out to others as well. It is like a cleansing shower of grace that lets me enter the final Balsamic phase fresh and clean and open. 

Disseminating Moon

Sun in Cancer/Moon in Pisces

July 16



Read your Release List aloud and you may find one item is more alive and connected than others. Take time to get a real sense of this item and the energy that is tied up in it. Then take this event, concept, situation, whatever it is and imagine some way to link that to an opportunity to give or literally disseminate something. 


We are in the Capricorn releasing cycle, and the key phrase for Capricorn is I Use. This could mean give your attention and consciousness to practicing good use of resources and support an organization that is devoted to conservation. Capricorn is about time, so this is a fine time to look for opportunities to volunteer time or give support to an organization like Meals on Wheels or a local Senior Center, as age and its issues are highlighted in the Capricorn Moon.  Capricorn is concerned with career and social position. This could be the right time to support someone new in your profession or find an opportunity for mentorship. Capricorn is concerned with government. Is there a cause or candidate that needs you support?  


As the obstacles begin to show themselves (and they always do), continue release in a spirit of abundance and generosity while keeping true to the Capricorn values of practicality, order, and usefulness. Demonstrate to the Universe that you trust that you can let go and all will be well, that you can give and more will be available to all.  


Make use of the Pisces energy of the current Disseminating Moon. The key phrase for Pisces is I Believe. Use your belief in magic and your connection to that powerful source of all life to bring about a sense of joy in release. Disseminate by letting your voice send out prayer, song, or mantra. The magic in letting out your particular sound is good for all of us. Join the chorus of release.


It's important to remember action on any one item activates all items on your release list. What good do you have to disseminate to the world to make it a better place?

Capricorn Full Moon

Sun 21º Capricorn / Moon 21º Cancer

July 13 @ 11:38 am PDT



It’s Full Moon time and time for the Release List. Time to identify those people, behaviors, qualities, and attitudes that no longer serve you. Use the illumination that comes at this special time to break free of issues that are related to Capricorn. Authority issues, oppression, career challenges, and the curse of “should”. This is a good time to consider any issues you may have with aging, the authoritarian parent, father, patriarchy, career and other areas ruled by Capricorn.


The Sun is in Cancer and filled with feeling. The Moon is in Capricorn-pragmatic and utilitarian. If you play this cycle well, you can free yourself to be super productive this coming winter and find ways to get noticed and thrive while engaging compassion.


Your Release List can be as short or as long as you like, but you need to write it. Make sure your emotions are engaged and there are practical items. Remember, when you work on any part of the list, you activate it all. With the Capricorn Moon, notice if you find the process seems to be drudgery or "too much work" this will be one of the patterns to let go. Sometimes Capricorn attitudes can take the enjoyment from life by being too serious or focus on products rather than process. If you notice this, let yourself experience it, breathe, and release.


Sometimes I divide my list into categories of the physical, the world, and the psychological and spiritual realms. Here are some suggestions for you to consider for your list:



Knees/ bones /rigidity/ heredity/genetics / aging are all connected to Capricorn-

I release knee pain

I release fear of/ negative attitudes about aging

I release crystallization/rigidity in my body



Career/authority/fame and position are connected with Capricorn-

I release blocks and obstacles to success

I release issues with authority, power and control

I release fear of being seen, well known, not being seen, not being well known



Capricorn is about making good use of all things

I release the burdens of inappropriate responsibility

I release attachment to material form

I release need for approval from (authority figure)

I release sadness, sorrow, and worry

I release fear of aging


These are just some ideas. Most important is write your list. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. As the cycle continues, check in for ideas on how to continue with the releasing process.


Gibbous Moon

July 10

Sun in Cancer and Moon in Scorpio



If you have been watching, you have seen the Moon growing with every day. She is starting to look like a gleaming egg in the sky. This is the time to use your imagination to bring the items on your manifesting list into reality. 


Here's what I like to do-


I look at my manifesting list and read it aloud. I remember the Universe is listening to me and really wants to bring all and everything to me. I remember that what I ask comes easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned. I also give myself complete permission to use my imagination.


Next I take time to imagine at least one item on my list as a complete and full reality. I take my time with this and do my best to include every single one of my senses through imagination. The more I fill in the template with details, the better.  Let's take, for instance, the one for the body on my list, I feed myself well...


I am going to imagine going to the store, farmers market, or better yet, my garden and picking fresh delicious food. I will imagine the look, smell, and feel of those green beans that are ripe today. I might imagine just crunching a few on the way into the house, then washing, chopping and cooking some up with herbs and spices. I will imagine a plate with other yummy food and joining hands with my sweetheart, giving thanks, and digging in. I will imagine the taste and the feeling of happy satisfaction as I finish my meal.


I will do as many of these visualizations as I find time for during the period between now and the Full Moon on Wednesday. This Gibbous Moon is highlighted by a positive relationship between the Sun and Neptune. This really energizes our imagination and sense of connection with Spirit. Use it to your advantage by increasing the felt sense of fulfillment put emotion into your visualization. Give it a try. There are powerful forces on your side now. Use them!

Waxing Crescent

July 2

Sun in Cancer and Moon in Virgo


The waxing crescent is the second phase of the building cycle of this Cancer Moon. During this phase, focus in on one or two items on your manifesting list. Open to ideas about the next indicated step to take toward fulfillment. Since the Moon is in Virgo, this step will be logical and practical and down to earth. 


Just a note about this particular phase:

With the Sun in Cancer and Moon in Virgo we have the opportunity to bring intuition and the feeling sense in line with our thought processes. We can more easily find practical applications that nourish us and bring us into a healthier balance of mind body.


For those of you with space and time for planting this is a particularly good time to put some plants or seeds into the ground or into a planter. I am planting some pumpkin seeds in hopes of having my own pumpkins for pie and jack-o-lanterns. I am also doing my second planting of some summer veg in one of my raised beds. I am not a farmer or gardener, but it is so much fun to add to a meal something I have grown from a seed or small plant.


This brings in the energy of the Waxing Crescent Moon. I am focused on one small thing- a seed or seedling and healthy eating. I trust in Nature and will do my part to aid in the process. I know this act of trust impacts all the items on my manifesting list. I also know the next step in this and all the projects I am initiating will be as obvious as the next logical step with my little plants.


Small steps and keeping it light are great strategies to make life better. When we accept the Universe is loving and generous and do our part to follow that pattern, life is better. When we plant seeds of hope, we are more likely to realize a harvest of goodness and fulfillment.



Sun in Cancer/Moon in Cancer

June 28



The sign Cancer is the sign ruled by the Moon. This is the sign that rules mother, nourishment, and our bodies-the vehicles of our human experience. It is a water sign and its image, the Crab, lives on the border of land, sea, and sky. This remarkable creature protects its tender self with an outer shell, its home, and never quite manages to face life head on.


When I tap into this sign’s energy, I am filled with emotion. Feelings arise and often they are without language. Sometimes I seek to protect myself from feelings and this Moon is a good opportunity to celebrate and invite experience and the blessing of human incarnation.


Since the New Moon cycle is the building or manifesting cycle. I suggest taking time to affirm happiness and joy and construct the pattern to contain more of it. Invite satisfaction and the thrill of experiencing the life you have and are meant to have. Use gratitude and appreciation of the great and small blessings that visit. Appreciate home, our beautiful blue planet and the little piece of heaven where you rest this precious body.


Take time to write out a manifesting list. Read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a very special place. During the Gibbous Moon, the final phase of this cycle, read your list once more and use your power of imagination to fully and completely experience fulfillment. Then release your list in some way. I burn my list as an expression of trust that what is mine is on its way. Some people plant it like a seed in the earth so it will sprout goodness and grow. You choose.


Here are some suggestions for a manifesting list. Use them as a place to begin your own list. You are precious and may ask for as much as you like-no limits. Enjoy the process. The Universe and Divine Mother are listening.


I feel safe and comfortable in my body.

Healthy and balanced meals are appealing and easy for me.

I feel financially secure and at home in the world.

I bring my dream home to reality.

I feel satisfied.

I update, heal, and “make right” my relationship with my parents, especially mother.

I feel happy, joyous, and free.

I feel comfortable receiving abundance, success, and happiness.

I welcome emotions.

I am devoted to the Great Mother and feel love and support from Her.


Then I will read my list aloud and fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. I always add, “This or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned."-thanks, B. Quntann






Balsamic Moon

Sun Cancer/Moon Taurus

June 24                                                     Letting Go


This is the final phase of the Releasing Cycle of the Full Moon. The Moon has gone from a luminous orb to the slender crescent that marks the Balsamic Moon. In a few days the Moon will be lost in the light of the sun and reappear as the New Moon in the evening sky. For now, the Moon is best viewed in the hours before dawn as it rises in the east.


This is the time to read your Release List aloud for the final time. Take a moment to reflect on the things on the list that already seem to have loosened their grip on you.  You might find this is also a good time to read your Forgiveness List aloud. Then let go. Let it all go. Burn your release list and know that all is in Divine order.


Use this Balsamic Moon to free yourself of those old stories you have been telling yourself, your family, and your community about you. Release what you can. This configuration can be a chance at that “aha” moment that leads you to do a serious edit of your life script that is more truthful and more powerful.


Consider the idea of the active receptive state. Let the comfort of Cancer, the sign ruled by the Moon,  wash over you with sweet nourishment for body and soul. That nourishment now can contribute to soul purposed activity- action directed by commitment and kindness at its core.


**Best chance to view the lineup of all the visible planets is during this phase. Crescent Moon and Venus will be easy to see. Mercury will be closer to the horizon. From the Moon move to Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. It is a big sky and a lovely sight.

 Sun in Gemini/Moon in Pisces

Last Quarter Moon

June 2                                            FORGIVENESS


The influence of the Sagittarius Full Moon (Gemini Sun/Sagittarius Moon) is our yearly opportunity to release blocks to expansion, exploration, and deep, philosophical communication. It’s time to examine and release excesses of all kinds, vanity, stretching the truth, or holding on to a belief system that is no longer valid or good for you.


The Last Quarter asks us to take an action toward releasing. It’s our time to face obstacles and our part in making them. Since the Moon is in Pisces for this Last Quarter, it is likely that you will find a particular hurt, or slight arising in your awareness. Maybe you were held back from being the magnificent person you know you were meant to be. Maybe your generosity was unappreciated, or you held back what you knew or could teach. This is a good time to go back to your release list. Use it as a guide to construct a Forgiveness list.  

Being open to forgiveness is not condoning bad behavior. It is being willing to let go of the burden of resentment toward others and forgive. It generally leads to including oneself in forgiveness.


Here are some suggestions for working with for this Moon:

I forgive myself or __________ for making me suffer for his/her risky/excessive behavior.

I forgive myself for believing in an unrealistic promise/scheme.

I forgive myself or ___________for spiritual arrogance.

I forgive myself or _________ for hiding my light and intelligence.

I forgive myself for being too concerned about what others think of my beliefs.


This is a good time to examine spiritual teachers and teachings, college and university programs, and travel experiences for opportunities at forgiveness. Are there episodes of risk taking or gambling behaviors that need forgiveness? Look at pride and hubris or times when groundless shame and fear kept you from shining.


It’s important to be honest and brave in this exercise, but memories may bring up material from the depths of consciousness. Breathe. Experience what you are feeling. In awareness, let go and release.


I find kindness helps me with the inner work of surrendering and letting go. I seek true freedom for myself and all my brothers and sisters in the human family. This can come through the work of forgiveness. The benefit of work done now will be reflected in the opening to wisdom, abundance, inner vision, and journeys on all levels next fall. I hope this gives you some ideas for your own work with this Moon.

**The Sun moves into Cancer with the Solstice at 2:14 AM PDT June 21.


Disseminating Moon

June 17

Sun in Gemini/Moon in Aquarius


With the Sun in Gemini and Moon in Aquarius, the aim is to let genius inspire communication, innovation, and service to a better future. This is the time to disseminate or spread your particular brand of genius. 


During this Disseminating Moon, look at your release list and open up to opportunities to share what you know, what you believe, or assistance you can offer to fellow travelers on the way. Use this configuration to guide actions that allow you to give from your abundance specially to causes that benefit children, innovation, and equality. Your gift affirms your confidence in the Law of Abundance to bring you your best possible future as you easily and pleasurably disseminate from your own bounty.

Full Moon in Sagittarius

Moon @23º Sagittarius / Sun @ 23º Gemini

June 14 @ 4:52 am pdt


Full Moon 

Sun in Gemini/Moon in Sagittarius

June 14



For every Full Moon, the Sun and the Moon are in opposite sides of the sky, this is called an opposition in astrology. When the Moon is full, the light of the Sun shines through the day and is reflected through the night. This is why we call the Full Moon phase the time of ILLUMINATION and why each Full Moon celebrates a Solar, or Sun, festival. The Sun shines through the focus of its sign and the Moon illuminates the hidden elements of the opposite sign.


For this Moon the Sun in Gemini, whose keywords are I THINK/I COMMUNICATE. In Gemini the focus is mental and on communication, networking and moving into the social sphere. On the esoteric level, this Full Moon is the Festival of Good Will or Unification, in which Humanity aligns mentally with Divine Intelligence and celebrates our common will to good and connection.


The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius. This opposite sign to the Gemini Sun illuminates the darker side of that sign and gives us clues on what to examine for release. Sagittarius is the sign of the explorer who takes thought and deepens it, takes community and broadens it, and travels new territory of body, mind and spirit. The key words for Sagittarius are I SEEK/I AIM. The shadow side of Sagittarius can show as self-indulgence, exaggerating, and boastful. Risk taking, or being pushy and overly zealous-even preachy and pompous are part of this pattern as is excess of all kinds. Now is the time to identify and release habits, behaviors and attitudes that hold to outdated belief systems and unrealistic visions.


My suggestion is for you to make a release list. Write it down and identify what you wish to release, whether you feel ready or not, put it on the list. Here are some suggestions for your release list. Use it as a jumping off place to begin your releasing process. The Gemini influence could make it a bit difficult to sit down and actually write something down, but the do it any way. Just start and see what happens.


Releasing statements to consider:

I release behaviors of excess, exaggeration, and boasting

I release resistance to teaching what I know.

I release risk taking and addiction to seeking.

I release limitation to travel and exploration.

I release intellectual arrogance and false pride.

I release blocks to knowing and accepting my teacher.

I release blocks and obstacles to pursuing higher education.

I let go of outmoded belief systems, dogma, and rituals.

I release blocks to accepting the “Guru” – that which dispels darkness and ignorance.

I release resistance to disciplining my “monkey mind” and accessing my higher mind.


You can use these suggestions as a starting place and take time to write a list for release. The strong Gemini energy should aid in this. Actually write the list and read it aloud. It doesn’t have to be perfect or complete. You can always add more to it as ideas occur to you.

Fold your list in a special way and place it in a special place and check back here for tips on using the next phase.

The Gibbous Moon

June 10

Sun in Gemini/Moon in Scorpio



As human beings we have a magical faculty - imagination. This can be the good news or the bad news. With imagination we can travel through time and space and experience different and new realities or create and linger in pain zones of the past or future. Worry is serious misuse of this tremendous power. Imagining fulfillment of our manifesting list is positive and creative use of that same faculty. The choice is yours.


During this phase of the Moon, look at your manifesting list. Read it aloud and then use your imagination. Fully imagine, in detail, the fulfillment of one or more of the items on your list. Remember, complete details includes all the senses-sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch + perception. The Scorpio Moon can assist you in adding the intensity of desire for your new reality and transformation of life as it is to life as you wish it to be.


You may have found as you looked at your list some of the items have already begun to appear in your life. This is a good time to engage gratitude to supercharge your experience of fulfillment (gratitude and acknowledgement of fulfillment add jet fuel to the manifesting magic! Share your success as encouragement for others.


This is the last phase of the building Moon. The coming Full Moon on day Tuesday morning in the wee hours (4:52 pdt) is the celebration of the Festival of Humanity. This is the Moon in which there can be great power dispensed to humanity for the will to good. Prepare to be a worker in light to receive this coming out pouring of love. We all need it. 


PS This is also the time for you to burn you manifesting list (or plant it in the earth) as a sign you know all is well and fulfillment is in process.

First Quarter Moon

Sun in Gemini/Moon in Virgo

June 7

Moving Forward


The First Quarter energy is all about making adjustments, dealing with challenges, and taking action. We cooperate with the Universe by doing our part to make our dreams come true. I like to remember that whatever I do toward making any one thing on my list become a reality, activates all the other items on that manifesting list I made at the New Moon.


With the Sun in Gemini and Moon in Virgo, we deal with the unstable, fidgety quality of Gemini along with the perfectionism of Virgo. It’s important to remember to use Virgo to bring some order to Gemini. Then simply take the next indicated step. There’s no need to know all the details, just enough to take that one logical step forward.


I find it helpful to use my memory to remember times when thinking things through worked. I might recall routines and healthy habits that helped overcome jittery undirected thinking or people who gave honest and positive critique to direct adjustments that led to constructive action. Remembering what works changes perception and reminds me to breathe and appreciate the blessings that have come my way when I take action toward a goal. Small steps that have been unsure still moved me forward and may be all that is needed to lead the way to some item on that manifesting list.


It’s possible you may not know yet what your next step will be. That’s fine. Thinking is not moving. During this cycle learn to become more comfortable being seen and noticed as you take some action toward your goal. As the Moon grows, your confidence will grow as well and clarity regarding action. 

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Waxing Crescent

Sun in Gemini/Moon in Leo

June 3




The Crescent Moon begins with the Moon in Cancer, its own sign but becomes a more powerful manifesting force with the move into Leo on Friday afternoon. With the Sun in Gemini and Moon in Leo, our active mind benefits from stability found in the fixed fire of Leo. Leo makes use of the power of love and will. We can focus our will to good to get our message out to the world.


During the waxing crescent, it’s time to narrow your focus. Take a look at your manifesting list and find an item or two to highlight. Remember, acting on one items serves to activate all the items on the list. So fearlessly attend to the item on your list that excites you and fires you up then engage the world whole-heartedly.


**A bit of good news. Hopefully Mercury’s retrograde has brought the needed review and update for you. Now at Mercury is stationary on June 3 and slowly begins forward movement you will look at the notes you made during retro. Mercury doesn’t really get going for a number of day so use these days to get yourself together to set off with the stability and practicality of Taurus and be ready to set sail with the fair winds of Gemini that come mid-month.

Sun and Moon at 9º Gemini

May 30, 4:30 AM PDT






At the time of the New Moon, the Sun and Moon unite to assist us in manifesting our plans and dreams into reality. This is the time to make that Santa Claus list of all those things you want to bring into your life. It’s time to open to the possibility of an abundant future that is unfolding from this very moment. 


I recommend using the energy of the New Moon to build and bring to manifestation your ideal life. One of the tools is making a list aligned with the frequency of the New Moon sign. For this cycle, it is Gemini.  Tune into the Gemini frequency, which is quick, mental, and expressive. Gemini is social and engaged in the world. This is a great time for communicating, developing a marketing plan, and developing awareness. This is the time to change your mind. Make it the servant of the soul - a tool of awareness and liberation. This is time to observe and work with instability and paradox.


Take time to write your wish list down. Say it aloud or sing it to the Universe. Add to it if you like but get started now. You will be using the list you make to guide you through the next 2 weeks of this manifesting Moon cycle. Here are some suggestions to get you started on your list:


I breathe with awareness and ease.

I promote myself and my business through charm and charisma.

I make good use of networking.

I communicate honestly and authentically.

I embrace paradox.

I think, learn, and communicate with style, ease, and grace.

I am awake and aware.

I have great relationships with siblings/neighbors/my community.

Curiosity works for me.

Technology works for me.

I benefit from change and instability.

I use my thoughts and speech to make the world a better place.



Write your list down. Make it as big as you like. You might use some of my suggestions as a jumping off place. I add to my list, “This or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned” (I thank Beatrex for this great addition). Read your list aloud, fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. Remember, you can add to your list during the entire building cycle, but the list you make now makes the best use of the next Moon phases.


**Mercury is still retrograde for this phase of the Moon. Make your list and plans now, but if you can wait to implement them til next week outcome will likely be better. This Moon’s chart is full of potential that is awaiting the right moment and spiritual alignment for activation. Commit to being part of a future full of

Balsamic Moon

Sun in Gemini and Moon in Aries

May 25


We are in the final phase of the Releasing Cycle of the Scorpio Full Moon – The Balsamic Moon. We have made our release list. We have done the work of disseminating. We noticed our part in patterns we wish to change. We have sought and given forgiveness.  Our release list has been read aloud a final time and burned. Now comes the really hard work – letting go and knowing that there is nothing left for us to do. All is done. All is in divine order.


Letting go and settling into a quiet sacred space is likely to be a challenge since the Sun has just moved into jittery Gemini and the Moon is in ever-active Aries.  This is a terrific time to ignore the “monkey mind” and tend to attention to your breath.


The coming New Moon is in Gemini. There will be plenty of time to make plans, socialize, and take care of business. For now do your best to stay present, grounded, and be of service.



"This phase of the waning moon symbolizes in one sense, the final letting go of the seed of the cycle about to end. It also represents the moon's entrance into the sanctuary of the solar realm; and as she enters, she brings to the sun, as it where, the new "need" of the earth. She is the mother, or beloved, petitioning the divine spirit in the name of confused and disintegrating earth-creatures. She is the penitent asking for mercy, the nun offering her prayers for the sake of humanity lost in sin. She is the incense ("balsam"?) or prayer rising to the sun, calling for a new revelation, a new Messiah, a new body, a new image of reality, a new concept to resolve man's ever-recurrent doubts and uncertainties." -Dane Rudhyar from The Lunation Cycle

The Full Moon in Leo is time to make your release list.


Now is the time to look at issues of love and will, me and my community, and blocks to creativity, self-expression and joy. This is the time for an ego cleanse. Is the ego as “strong and as small as possible” as Jung suggested it should be? Is there a conflict between what I know and what I love? Am I paying with my future to give my sense of self a boost now? Is it OK to be one among the many even when the many are the select few? Do I rein in my genius out of fear of being misunderstood or ignored? Can I release what keeps me from living life whole-heartedly?


These questions might put you on the path to writing a Release List and here are a few more suggestions. WRITE list down. READ it aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. You can add to it at any time.


I release blocks to feeling love, loved, and loveable.

I release arrogance and fear of rejection.

I release blocks to a healthy heart and good circulation.

 I release blocks to fun and playfulness (is there some judgment you carry about appearing silly?)

 I let go of blocks to creativity.

 I release Miss Bossy Pants- or fear that people won’t like a powerful, decisive person.

I release blocks and obstacles to whole-hearted living and joy.

I release my personal will in service to the Greater Will.


Write your list down and read it aloud. This helps set the vibration of your release in motion. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. You will be using it during the next few weeks. You may find your list growing as the Moon is shrinking-- mine does. That's fine. Add to your list anytime during this releasing cycle. Remember, as you work on any item, all areas are activated.


PS take some time to look at your birthchart to find where in your chart this Full Moon plays out. The Sun and Moon are opposite at the Full Moon. This Full Moon's placement will let you know the area of release for you during this cycle.

Aquarius New Moon

Sun and Moon 12º Aquarius

Manifesting/Building Cycle 

January 31 9:47 PM PST



When the Moon is new, both the Sun and Moon are in the same sign. There is union of outer, conscious self (Sun) and the inner, primordial self (Moon).  Together in Aquarius, Sun and Moon bring liberation and enlightenment for humanity. In this sign, the Water Bearer carries the water of life to all beings to refresh and renew them. In this sign innovation, inspiration, and invention reign.


This is the time to bring out and appreciate the unique elements that you and only you can bring to the world. Be brave enough to imagine an ideal world and find the group to work with to assist in giving birth to that world. Aquarius knows there is a better world possible and seeks to bring that world forward. This is a sign of tolerance, invention, and altruism. Aquarius energy is the foundation for groups of likeminded people gathering to manifest a humanitarian vision. This is the sign of the visionary, the rebel, innovation, and fellowship.


The New Moon in Aquarius is time to make your manifesting list. This is the time to let the Aquarian energy take you to new places and imagine a future that is wild and wonderful. Let genius guide you. As you write your list, let your imagination run wild. Use this time as an exercise based on the idea of a generous and expansive Universe listening to you, ready to grant your every wish.


Here are some suggestions for a manifesting list:

I find my group.

I play well with others. I am part of a great team.

I accept, express, and celebrate my uniqueness and yours.

My business thrives through invention, innovation, and genius.

I am open to receive and use flashes of insight and intelligence.

I know how and when to use technology for my benefit.

I celebrate being an agent (angel) of change.

I contribute to the good of all humanity.

I am open to the magic of genius.

I am connected to the Source of wisdom and knowledge.

I know my hopes and dreams can become reality when I partner with the Divine.


Remember, you can always add, "This or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned."


Read your list aloud. Fold it in a special way and place it in a special place. Feel free to add to it. Aquarius is all about the future, so your list can easily be very future oriented. Aquarius is humanitarian and hopeful, quirky and genius. Let your list reflect that as well. 


*this New Moon comes with some challenge. Uranus is in Taurus 90º from Sun, Moon, and Saturn in Aquarius. Be aware there may be a tendency to explosive upsets either metaphorical or otherwise. Rely on a true spiritual connection and respect of order to help.

 **Mercury is still retrograde and nearly at a standstill prepare for direct movement by using stillness as a tool. Sometimes more can be accomplished by waiting for the right time for the right action.

happy lunar new year         year of the water tiger

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