Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January 31, 2018 Super Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Blue Moon

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
January 31, 2018 @ 1:28 p.m. GMT
Moon is Leo, 11° 37'

Lunar Eclipse Super Blood Moon

This full moon is the second in the month for most of the world, will appear larger in the sky because the moon is positioned closer to Earth, and will be a total lunar eclipse for approximately one-third of the world to see, where the sky is clear.

The full moon in Leo tends to be associated with children, matters involving the heart, feelings of loyalty, and expressing our creative side. 

I have heard so many different descriptions of this Lunar Eclipse; the Super Blue Blood Moon  and the Super Blue Moon Eclipse are the two most common. Regardless of what we call it, this is not a routine moon event. Even more rare than a blue moon.

There still are no planetary retrograde motions for another month. Make good use of the productivity associated on so many different levels, but don't get burned out trying to do too much.

The partial Solar Eclipse on February 15 will also be the Chinese New Year.

(Photo credit: Morris Maduro, UC Riverside.)

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 16 / 17, 2018 Capricorn New Moon

New Moon
in: Capricorn 26°
January 17, 2018 @ 2:17 a.m. GMT
Sun is Capricorn ~ Moon is Capricorn @ 26° 54'

New Moon Capricorn Constellation
The First New Moon of the New Year, in Capricorn, leads us into the first eclipses of 2018. This new moon chart appears low-keyed, at first. But after a good look, we realize there is so much power and determination packaged in this new moon, that we may need  extra time to adjust to the fact that there's nothing low-keyed here. Thankfully, there is adaptability built into this new lunation, and that gives us the power of introspection. If we use the power wisely, there is the potential for an extra benefit in it for us.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Eclipses of 2018

The Solar Eclipses of 2018 will happen February 15, July 13, and August 11, 2018. All three solar eclipses will be partial eclipses. None will be visible from the United States. In fact, all three are in regions where very few people will get to witness them. The February and July eclipses will be in the extreme south of the southern hemisphere while the August eclipse will be in the extreme north of the northern hemisphere for about two-thirds of the eclipse. It will sweep down into Northern Europe and Northeast Asia along the Pacific Ocean. 
The February 15, 2018 solar eclipse is from the 150 saros series. The July 13, 2018 eclipse is from the 117 saros series. The August 11, 2018 is from the 155 saros series. 

The Lunar Eclipses this year will be in January and July

The January Lunar Eclipse is a total on the infamous Blue Moon, January 31 and belongs to the 124 saros series (of lunar eclipses). The locations that will get to experience the totality of the Lunar Eclipse are the western regions of North America, the majority of the Pacific Ocean, Eastern Asia and Australia. 

The July Lunar Eclipse is also a total eclipse, two weeks after and before the July and August solar eclipses. This Lunar Eclipse belongs to the 129 saros series. The locations that will get the best views of the Total Lunar Eclipse are portions of  Asia, Africa and Europe, along with Australia and South America. 

There will be no Full Moon in February, 2018. However there will be a calendar Blue Moon in January and another calendar Blue Moon in March, meaning that there will be two full moons in January and in March. 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

January 2, 2018 Super Cancer Full Moon

Full Moon
in: Cancer 11°
January 2, 2018 @ 2:26 a.m. GMT

Sun is Capricorn, 11° 38'  - Moon is Cancer, 11° 38'
Happy New Year!
2018 Happy New Year Full Moon
The first full moon of 2018 and with it being this close to the beginning of the year, that means we will get a second full moon in January. This Cancer Full Moon is known as the Wolf Moon. This is a super full moon so it will look larger in the sky, especially on the horizon. There are multiple interactions from the full moon to Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune, giving us a lot of think about and navigate as our new year begins.

Essentially, the Moon is the tail end of a Kite pattern, which elevates the Moon, in status, through the Grand Trine in Water, by adding in Capricorn's Earth element. All the placements in this Kite are feminine receptives. This puts the Sun and Venus, in Capricorn, in the hot-seats at the top of the Kite. Read more about this Super Full Moon at Lunar Living Astrology

Sunday, December 17, 2017

December 18, 2017 Sagittarius New Moon

Starry Winter Night
The last New Moon of 2017 in the sign of Sagittarius. Then Saturn and the Sun move into Capricorn in a few days before Christmas. 

Venus will be Out of Bounds through the last week of December and into January. Saturn has been moving through the high declinations  of Capricorn, right along with the Sun. 

Lots of Unusual Lunar Factors to consider in 2018. Fasten your Seatbelts as we slide into 2018.  Starting in January, we will get two full moons in January and March, no full moon in February, a Super Full Moon during the Lunar Eclipse in January and a Solar Eclipse in February will begin the Chinese New Year of the Dog.  

Friday, December 15, 2017

Moving out of 2017

Yep! The year is almost over. I have worked really hard to get all the scripts cleaned up, particularly after the fact that the web hosting service that I had been using for the past 10 years kept crashing and destroying everything. Two rebuilds was more than enough to convince me that it was time to move to a new service. Now that I have adapted to the new set up, I'm glad to have made the change.

I have done my best to get all the calendars for 2018 set up in the background and ready for transition on the first of the year. We have a Facebook page now that you can follow and post at if issues come up. Another change this past year is that we added SSL to the website. Even though you will never be asked for any identifying information, our pages that do ask for a little information should now be safer from hackers trying to obtain any information.

So it looks like we are ready for another year of astrological information!

Be well,

J McCaul

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Full Moon Gemini December 3, 2017

Super Full Moon over BeijingFull Moon Gemini Super Moon Advent Sunday Wheee! https://www.lunarliving.org/articles/fm1203_17.html This full moon has some difficult aspects to it, that we must do our best to navigate with grace.  The Mercury retrograde motion happens approximately eight hours before the peak of the full moon and the retrograde motion will end on December 23. This can be a miserable time to plan for the holiday travel and mailing/shipping season. Double check every detail at least twice!