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Not Your Typical Aquarius New Moon

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Tomorrow is the Aquarius New Moon. Aquarius is a curious sign, at its best when blending the structuring abilities of Saturn with the liberating impulses of Uranus. Amanda Painter explores how a Venus-Mars-Neptune configuration is stirring that up.

Harnessing Those Bright Ideas

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Fire Engine Abstract #4. Photo by Amanda Painter.

After the eclipses and Saturn-Pluto, are you facing a brave (or scary, or shiny, or intimidating) new world? Amanda Painter considers how Mercury’s ingress into Aquarius, and its square to Uranus in Taurus, could offer an inventive new way to approach the changes you’re making.

Onward into 2020

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By Amanda Painter I don’t know about you, but I’ve found this to be an especially contemplative transition to a new year. I guess that’s true each time we end a decade, as we assess just how much has changed in those ten years. Yet, in moving from 2019 to 2020, I’m aware of just […]

Ringing in the Eclipses

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Boy in a funeral procession flashes the peace sign; the Balinese do not mind strangers witnessing their ceremonies. Karma and dharma are a strong part of their Hindu beliefs. Photo by Amanda Painter.

Even if you were not sent a bright star in the east last night to follow — or some other impossible-to-ignore sign from god — Amanda Painter suggests there are have been plenty of clues about what today’s New Moon and eclipse is about, thanks to Saturn and Pluto working all year in Capricorn .

The Cosmic Breath that Quickens Capricorn

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Aurora Borealis, or northern lights, shines above Bear Lake, Alaska. Photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang, U.S. Air Force, via Wikimedia Commons.

Amanda Painter considers the juxtaposition of the Sun’s alignment with the Galactic Core, and the Capricorn solstice just a couple days later. What happens if you stay consciously oriented on our ‘cosmic homing signal’ as you step into the responsibilities of Capricorn?

Body and Soul, After the Full Moon

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Male dancers performing the Tedung Agung, a dance evoking a protective umbrella, in Ubud, Bali. Photo by Amanda Painte

As the Gemini Full Moon begins separating, and situations reflecting its tension begin resolving, other feelings appear to be intensifying. Amanda Painter considers Venus conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, square Eris in Aries. With additional activity in Sagittarius, the physical and spiritual are fully enmeshed.