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Charles Edward Hallé (English painter), 1846 – 1914, The Archer

The moon is still waxing full but shines bright tonight in Sagittarius. The archer constellation beams the energy of wisdom and love of discovery, expanding hearts and hopes after a week of friction and frustations. The full moon aligns exactly with Purva Ashadha star (part of Sagittarius) the star of victory and righteousness. In Vedic tradition this night is called Guru Poornima, the full moon dedicated to the greater blessing planet, Jupiter/Guru. No matter where you are at right now, the Full Moon will bring good fortune. This is a sacred night to give thanks to teachers and wise guides who have helped you come to awareness so far. It is time to expand your expectations for your life and your perceptions of what is possible. We are asked to be willing to take a wise risk, to make the effort to improve and discover more about ourselves. Students, teachers and philosophers can ask for blessing on their work tonight.

The last phase of Saturn in Scorpio retrograde has brought into clear focus just how much we trip ourselves up and undo our efforts with habits of fear and reaction. The tense angles between Sun, Mars, Mercury (in Gemini) and Pluto (in Sagittarius) have been fraying tempers, nerves and patience all week, softening with Mercury’s ingress into Cancer a few days ago. Saturn’s steady, awe-ful work has been solidifying things, turning them over, showing those blockages and self-limiting actions so clearly. Now, it is time to let go. No more going over. Look beyond instead.

Karmas are crystallising, painfully clear. But, we are in the Sagittarius month it is time to let loose the arrow from the bow. The bow is drawn with tension, it’s only then the arrow can fly. This Full moon opposes Mars in high heat in Gemini, aligned to Sun. Mercury has moved out of this tight aspect into gentler Cancer helping us get in touch with how we feel about all this self-realisation. At the same time the sentimental seas of Cancer can overwhelm the mind making it hard to understand the reasons for our reactions. Sometimes there doesn’t have to be any other need than the need to flow, be felt and dissipate.

Sagittarius Full Moon is about the love of the quest. The adventure, the chance to stretch our legs in open country can be a joyous experience, but it is always provoked in the first place by a problem or need to move on from where we were. This week I know many of us felt entangled in Saturn’s machinations and the Mars/Pluto opposition. Hovering somewhere between threatening chaos and a sudden, brave leap to change, remember that these tensions are necessary and essential to the adventure.

Seek illumination and wisdom wherever you find yourself in your story. If you are the hero lost in the dark, remember that all heroes in all stories are hopelessly lost in the moments before their success. It is always in the moment of despair that she discovers her capacities, talent or the purpose of the Quest.

If you have lost your way, pause and see if you can find a wise guide at the next stile or crossroads – but beware the tricksters too! If you have reached the end of one situation, set your face with determination towards the rising moon and head out into new territory. There will be adventures, intoxicating lovers, combatants, bad guys and treasures on your path…there always are. But staying where you are is no longer an option. Remember what has been taught you, give thanks to your teachers and remain curious about the road ahead. Infinite potentials blossom wildly either side of the path at your feet, curving around the hill, over a mountain and into your destiny.

Sagittarius Full Moon / Guru Poornima Times
Sydney: 2:06 pm, July 9
London: 5:06 am, July 9
New Delhi: 9:36 am, July 9
Los Angeles: 9:06pm, July 8


You can read by moon sign or ascendant sign. For the really outgoing, solar types you might like to read by your sun sign instead. Don’t know your astrological chart? Go here to generate your chart & find out your moon and ascendant (lagna) sign. Remember I interpret the zodiac according to the sky as it is now – more on the sidereal zodiac here. 

Aries  Full moon shines bright in your 9th house of joy, adventure and education. With your ruler Mars in opposition to the Moon you are confronted with frustrations in the daily routine of life that seem to block your moves towards the VISION. Look to the horizon, remember the adventure and channel that frustrated energy into your highest ideals. Do the detailed work but get moving again. Don’t get caught up in petty concerns, remember how high you can soar when you let your heart dream big. Venus blesses your 2nd house of resources but Saturn retro is inhibiting her good effects – however Venus is also hampering some of the losses Saturn might otherwise bring. There can be tensions and suffering for a loved one, just keep supporting, Saturn direct will bring things back to a steadier track in August, just keep active, inspiring and working towards the dream. You carry all before you with your enthusiasm once you get to work.  Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Taurus  Lovely Venus, your ruler, continues to grace your sign, softening some of the inner struggles brought to light by the full moon in your 8th house of intimacy, emotional conflicts and secret passions. Your feelings are affecting your thinking profoundly – as Mercury transits Cancer you can gain much by observing and understanding, sitting with those surges of emotion. You are a sensuous creature but you can struggle to name your feelings, Mercury is making you a little uncomfortable but will help to bring things to the surface to be released so you can settle into enjoying Venus’ blessings. Saturn continues to retrograde into your 7th house bringing you back into habits with your significant other/closest people that can have you feeling like you’ve lost ground. You are consolidating, be gentle with yourself. Saturn will cease to afflict so much come August when he turns direct again. Venus blesses you all month, making you beautify and care for yourself, keep building up the love and self-care and everything else will ease.  Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Gemini  Mars and Sun in yor sign opposes the Full Moon, busying your social life with strange coincidences and unexpected thoughts. Fateful connections, especially in terms of your relationships come to light. You are being invited to let go of old habits and hurts in love and get moving again, towards what you desire. Mercury your ruler is in moody Cancer pushing you beyond what you think you feel, right into those feelings. You would probably rather say something hilarious and deflect, but have the patience to let the feelings speak so you can understand what was brought to a crisis this week. Enjoy the lighter vibes of the full moon – Venus is in your 12th house helping you to release the stuff holding you back from the connections you really long for. Book your with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Cancer  The Moon influences Cancerians most of all. You ebb and flow, sensing and feeling so much. This is your gift, but at times it’s overwhelming. Mercury in your sign will help to bring a little bit of detachment and  the right words to say what you’ve been feeling. Just keep in mind that Mars and Pluto in opposition across your 12th and 6th house aspect heighten the risk of you just suddenly letting it all out at once – while this approach will clear the air and ease your frustration it may have consequences too disruptive for your tastes. Let the full moon show you the wise path to dealing with the obstacles in your life and apply the right knowledge to issues on the job which have been stressing you. Venus graces your friendship sector, it’s a good time to reconnect and enjoy these sweet connections. Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Leo  The Full moon forms beautiful aspect to your sign dear Lion renewing a sense of optimism and joy and encouraging flirtatious mischief by the silvery light of the moon. The influence of Pluto can help you experience a moment of deep, soul shattering insight into your approach to love and desire. Mars opposing provokes you to stand in your sovereignty and stop accepting friendships and flirtations that are less than reciprocal. Take care to avoid overdoing it with telling friends exactly why you are so fed up with things, instead pay attention to the irritation and make different choices about where and with whom you are investing your time. We love our lions, but we’re all scared of that ROARR! Mercury in Cancer will help you understand the unconscious and repressed feelings motivating these changes. Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Virgo  Your work life has been busy and perhaps a little tense as your ruler and Mars have been tangling there since the New moon 2 wks ago. Your ruler has now moved into the easier 11th house bringing gentler times socially. The full moon in your 3rd house brings you a beautiful clarity of mind and those of your working on detailed projects requiring diligent focus or study will make good ground in the coming weeks. Venus is in harmonious aspect to your sign in your 9th house of good fortune, luck and higher learning this means the 2 blessing planets form good aspect – gentle, happy but steady gains for you! Any higher learning or professional development undertaken will be blessed by this aspect and bring good results. Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Libra Venus rules your sign and she brings passion and intrigue to your 8th house of intimacy and shared resources. If you are in a relationship you’ll be finding new grace in sharing life with your partner, despite the tension of Saturn retrograde who is making money a little thin on the ground. You are discovering new ways to enjoy life that don’t require too much liquid cash. This creates a new agreement and understanding that takes your heart connections to the next phase. The Full Moon is in your 3rd house of communication, ideas and courage. It’s time to think beyond your usual care and consideration. Being able to rely on others – whether they are a dear friend or life partner – means you need to change how you have been thinking about what is possible for you. Don’t let your love of peace become stasis, keep seeking more beauty! Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Scorpio Saturn is grinding his gears in retrograde in your sign, but you’re a Scorpio, you can deal with harsh realities because you can look into the depths of yourself unflinchingly and still commit to change. Thing is, that’s an old habit of severity and intensity you’ve gotten into the last 2.5 years. Despite the bubbling tensions of Mars, this full moon provokes you to think of a different way of dealing with these confrontations than the Scorpio preferred method of BURN IT ALL DOWN AND ARISE AGAIN. Sagittarius offers you a different path. No sacrifice, no suffering, no torturous soul searching required, bounty is all about you. Just turn right and head on down the road. Are you ready to do things with a light heart? (Do you need to learn how to do that?). Venus graces your house of relationships helping to melt your hard outer armour and to express the powers of your being in a gentler way. Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Sagittarius  This is your full moon dear Archers and everyone is up there in high feeling with you! You can see the whole picture from up here – the little frustrations and tensions of Mars opposing have their place in getting you to deal with the detail work and necessary actions you need to achieve the big vision. They may have even manifested as physical injuries or verbal conflict with spouse/partner, but don’t let this cause you to bolt or sulk. The tension is the necessary taut string releasing the arrow of your vision. When Mars moves into Cancer in a few weeks you will feel some relief from issues with your partner. Saturn has gone back into your twelfth house and is hard at work tying up the loose ends to the period of spiritual wisdom you have been learning since Nov 2014. Remember the power of faith you have cultivated and that Saturn’s retrograde is just stirring up the old doubts one last time. This is a final test of the integrity of your ideals before Saturn moves into your sign making your visions a reality in late 2017. Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Capricorn The Full moon shines bright in the 12th house of the mysteries of life. Pay attention to your dreaming, your inner self needs to speak to your ever pragmatic day time self. Saturn, your ruler, is retrograde in Scorpio replaying a sense of social isolation that was dissipating for you, but it is dissipating, and will be played out  by October. Don’t let it get you down too much, nor allow the Sun and Mars in your 6th house make you too stressed at work. Set limits and keep your eyes on your long term strategy. Venus is in glowing aspect to your sign, bringing her blessings to your home and domestic life. Although you may be feeling restricted socially and frustrated at work, drink in the comforts of home and family. After all, this is what the Capricorn does it all for – they build a better world for their kin to flourish in. Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Aquarius Full Moons buzz you sensitive space creatures more than most of us, you seemingly flow to a whole other rhythm and time…you know long before the rest of us arrive! The Full Moon glows bringing many friends, adventures, outings and happy connections. Your ruler Saturn is retro in Scorpio one last time helping you to really understand and put to bed conflicts around your calling in life and issues with your father/father’s family. You are becoming stronger in your own sense of purpose and destiny, even if others don’t quite get why you might be on the path you are on. Mars brings energy and focus to your 5th house of creativity and self expression giving you an extra dash of courage to be you without apology or fear. Venus graces your 6th house of health and healing, helping you to recover any nervous tension and bringing a brighter atmosphere at work. Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.
Pisces Beautiful dreamer, this is the Full Moon of your brother sign, Sagittarius. You are both ruled by Jupiter/Guru and this is a special moon for you, it’s more soulful and philosophical than adventurous but it lifts you to a new peace and calm with the world and your place in it. The Full Moon shines bright in your 10th house of calling and career. Know that you are on the right path, have faith in your vision and lead the rest of us to understand. Jupiter continues to bless your 7th house of relationships until September helping you find common ground and happiness with your partner. If you are not in a committed relationship Jupiter blesses partnership and business endeavours and improves your reputation. Venus is in your 3rd house making it easier to communicate your needs and desires, in hugs; touches that bring warmth and gentleness. Book with Asha here for your reading unique to your birth chart.


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The New Moon occurs tomorrow June 24 (AEST) in sparkling Gemini. We are deep in the Winter solstice here in the south and my northern friends you are at high summer – it is a time of pause, consideration and reflection before a change in tide. For those in Winter, we are at the point of the ebb, stillness and quiet. For those dancing high Summer you are at the highest, brightest point of the year – the climactic moment.

Mercury, the lord of intelligence, rules this new Moon and is in his own sign of Gemini. Mercury is bringing us so many “a-ha!” moments as we stand on the threshold of “then” and now. He aligns exactly with the new moon and the Sun and Mars. Moon, our satellite, beams their energies of intelligence, vitality and courage to us and the principle of courageous curiosity will be with us all lunar month. If we have the courage to look, listen and engage with these discoveries we can take a new, fresh path. Have the confidence to think critically, seeking clear sight into our circumstances personally, in our families, town and wider world. Let’s have the courage to shrug off the habits borne of our experiences, it’s time to take a left (or a right) at the crossroads, into new territory.

Saturn is retrograde on the knot between Sagittarius and Scorpio repeating in reverse the events of late January. The consequences for actions emerge, the tide flows back bringing to shore the results of our efforts. We reap what we have sown during the whole Saturn in Scorpio transit which began in November 2014. Although Saturn doesn’t turn direct until August and re-enter Sagittarius until October, this is a time when we see the “big issue” really has come to a close. It is a sensitive moment, we can keep living the same patterns or we can kick the same habits off again for another round. Attune to the clear intelligence of this New Moon and have the courage to think differently, to try a new way of being. Explore new ways of communicating and relinquish the old habits. Habitual responses are the impact marks of our experiences. If we want to leave the shadows of the experiences behind we need to kick their habits too. The eclipses in August will help you to release these new perspectives into being but now is the time to look over, understand and synthesise what has happened during the Saturn in Scorpio transit.

Each Saturn transit lasts about 2.5 years and his movement through Scorpio makes the truths of our life painfully real. We are torn to pieces by Saturn’s steady action and made to see the root cause of our behaviour and the consequences are paid out and played out. If we can grow through it instead of thrashing against it, we reap a bountiful harvest. The struggle transforms through Saturn’s steady accounting into wisdom and understanding. This understanding brings freedom – the freedom from the story and the freedom to choose differently in the days and years ahead. This last Scorpio Saturn transit brings the chance to really see and understand the roots causes and consequences of this time and to free ourselves from these burdens – from blame, guilt, frustration and habit.

Our experiences certainly shape us, but we must not lose our essential form to that process – we must strive to remember our values, abilities and destiny despite the events of our lives, not live in reaction to those events believing those reactions are our true nature.

Gemini or Mithuna is a sparkling, vital energy that seeks to unite the initiative of Aries with the substance of Taurus in the 3rd sign Gemini. The lovers, the twin flames, the anima and the animus, the soul and the mind – these are the principles of duality that the Gemini New Moon brings. Continue on your quest to know thyself, seek the shadow magic of your brightness and the gifts in your sorrows – know yourself and take the path ahead with courage.

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You can read by moon sign or ascendant sign. For the really outgoing, solar types you might like to read by your sun sign instead. Don’t know your astrological chart? Go here to generate your chart & find out your moon and ascendant (lagna) sign. Remember I interpret the zodiac according to the sky as it is now – more on the sidereal zodiac here. 

Aries : The new moon and Mercury, Sun and Mars in your 3rd house of mind, communication and siblings. This month will be a busy one with a focus on back-and-forth emails, messages, calls and communication. Make time to enjoy this busy, electric energy with friends not just work and study. Take care not to get heated in your speech as things can get out of hand quickly. As Saturn retrogrades back into Scorpio a difficult aspects bringing health problems, frustration and dour mood can revisit. Take care not to over extend yourself and direct your energy towards a steady spiritual practise applying the experiences of the earlier part of the Saturn in Scorpio transit will help you make the most of this temporary reversal from this time.

Taurus: This New Moon sees you refocusing your values around money, resources and what constitutes comfort. You are willing to think differently about how you use what you have and to see the value in the long-term vision. With your ruler still in the 12th house in Aries for a little while longer you can expect to feel a bit of a pinch financially for a few more weeks. As Venus transits your sign from June 30, by Full Moon things will get a little more comfortable and lovely. Saturn moves back into your 7th house in retrograde beginning the “wrap it up” work of a significant marital or relationship issue that has been plaguing you since about November 2014. From October new vibes in your partnerships begin, but for now it’s about understanding this matter with a bit of critical distance and making peace with what has passed.

GeminiThis is your new moon! A time of new beginnings with your ruler also in the sign and go-get ’em Mars you experience a kick forward in your confidence and renewed energy to drive towards your goals. Any adventures you undertake will connect you with new acquaintances and reconnect you with friends who bring you joy and lightness. Reinvent yourself and renew your interest in YOU. Saturn moves retrograde into your 6th house after encroaching a little on the 7th house, Sagittarius. Take care of your health and look over those obstacles to your well-being and issues in your employment/day job from a different perspective. Take action to implement better habits and care for yourself especially avoiding overwork, even the high powered Gemini has an end to their energy!

Cancer Sensitive to every movement of the moon you ebb and flow. This New Moon takes place in the 12th house of the unconscious and letting go. The brilliant insight of Gemini turns inward and you can understand unconscious habits and behaviours that you need to release in order to begin anew at the next new moon. This is a quiet time outwardly but a busy time inwardly, your dreams help you to release these emotional knots and gain spiritual insight and dissolving ideas that are limiting your happiness and your potential. Saturn moves back into your 9th house bringing pressure on the study front, delaying travel and bringing critical perspectives on faith and belief. It’s time to take an integrative approach to these problems and let go of ideas that no longer align with who you’ve grown into.

Leo Royal and bold, it’s time to re-emerge in your social groups and networks and take your place. You are the centre of attention a lot of the time and this isn’t always what you want – but part of being a leader is to understand that leadership is as necessary a role as being a member of a group. Get out and about now, explore and enjoy – being in charge can be tiring, find others who get what that’s like and you’ll be able to recharge and renew your energy. Saturn moves in retrograde back into your 4th house bringing to a close difficult issues and blockages in the home environment and to do with your physical home/property too. You can expect these matters to move forward for good from October. Until Saturn leaves Scorpio take the time to look about you, be economical and cut your losses so you can make the most of your efforts at home and with your family of origin when Saturn goes direct in August.

Virgo The focus this month is on your career and reputation. Work matters speed up and you’ll get the most out of this month by planning and re-planning your approach to your career and your public standing. You have the opportunity to seize new opportunities that can move your goals forward, but these won’t really be clear to you until the huge shift in August triggered by the eclipses. Saturn moves back into your 3rd house making you reticent to take risks or be too active socially, but this heaviness will lift again by October. You will need to be mindful of your tendency to be too reticent speaking and communicating to move your career ambitions forward.  The Gemini energy encourages you to be more willing to explore the possible rather than what is reasonable.

Libra Your ruler Venus is in the 7th house of relationships until June 30 continuing her sweetening influence on your significant relationships and bringing grace and sweetness to the committed partnerships in your life. From June 30 Venus moves into the mysterious 8th house bringing and improvement in your mood, sexual intimacy and material comforts received through the efforts of your partner. The New moon is also in an airy sign, in your 9th house of higher learning, philosophy and religious ideals. If you are studying you learn quickly and delight in new knowledge. You are curious and willing to consider new ways of thinking about the big questions of life. Saturn moves back into your 2nd house creating a bit of a pinch materially but you’re probably used to that after 2.5 years of it! Take the lessons you’ve learned from that time and remember to apply better resource management of money, time, love and energy from here on in!

Scorpio The New Moon appears in your 8th house – the truth of intimate relationships, understanding of your secret, innermost nature become clear to you, you understand your actions, unconscious desires and what you need to really connect with the others in your life. You may also come to an understanding of how the wounds you carry are interfering with the real connection you seek. With Saturn moving back into Scorpio you revisit the old pains of the last 2.5 years but the new moon helps you to understand the routes and source of this difficulty. This brings relief and release and next month you will feel more confident to reach out and build new relationships. For now, be gentle, seek and understand but don’t judge yourself. Your ruler Mars helps the insights flow thick and fast and bring radical change that will leave the end of 2018 as a much happier and easier time for you.

Sagittarius The New Moon is in your 7th house of relationships – you are all about your “other” this month and perhaps some of your Sagittarian obtuseness about your partner’s needs is assisted by the clever Gemini insights to improve the connection and happiness in your committed relationships. If you are single at the moment, you’ll get insight into the habits and behaviours keeping you from finding the right kind of partnership for the free-spirited Sagittarian. Your ruler Jupiter turned direct early in June so you begin to feel more yourself again. Saturn revisiting your 12th house can bring those self-doubts, self-sabotaging behaviours and avoidance into clear focus – as Saturn goes direct after August it’s time to accept, understand and change those patterns that keep tripping you up and dampening your natural happy, optimistic attitude.

Capricorn Your ruler Saturn is in retrograde in your 11th house and it may feel a little like everything you’ve been driving towards has slid backwards once again. It is a good time to check the foundations of your plans, apply a critical eye to your ambitions and see what is missing from your strategies, take steps to reinforce any vulnerable points. After October Saturn will move into the 12th house and stop blocking the gains from your efforts you began to glimpse at the end of January. The New Moon in Gemini brings renewal to your 6th house of routine, health and your day job. A new diet plan, exercise strategy or work schedule will stand you in good stead for the coming weeks and months. You are willing to think laterally, not just critically, about this area of your life.

Aquarius The New moon appears in your 5th house of romance, creativity, leisure and children. The focus this month is on your children, whether they be actual bubs or your pet projects. The combination of Gemini energy and focus on the 5th house makes you flirty, cheeky and interested in romance – given that you are a space-cadet of the first order dear Aquarius it’s important to remember that not everyone has your broad minded, liberated ideals about such things and take care not to cause yourself too much mischief! You feel good about yourself and are excited about the opportunities for self exploration and expression that romance and creativity offer you. Saturn moves in retrograde into your 10th house of career and reputation slowing matters down once again, but also bringing results to the surface – finally! –  from your hard work in the last 2.5 years.

Pisces Sweet dreamers, the new moon is in your 4th house of home, roots and family. You may be feeling an acute need to nestle under a blankie with your loved ones and in your wistful Pisces way, far from home. This New moon challenges you to think about what home really means for you and what is important to you, at the most root level, for you to flourish and grow. Sudden insights and a flash of awareness combine with a determination to speak to what you feel rather than just letting it flow around you in an undifferentiated sea of feeling and longing. Saturn moves in retrograde into your 9th house of higher ideals. Combined with the insight about home and roots, you have some pretty solid realisations that you might have been so rigid in your lofty ideals that you couldn’t see the details of your situation. Don’t be rueful, instead understand how much you’ve grown since November 2014 and that this is the purpose of the philosophical quest, to change through understanding both your potential and your limits.  Then you can lead a truly magical life.