Author Archives: Amanda Painter

Making Your Moves: Leo Full Moon and Eclipse

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Lunar between the statues of Hera and Apollo in Athens, Greece, 27 July 2018. Photo: Aris Messins

We’re entering the home stretch of the current eclipse season: on Monday, Jan. 21 (Jan. 20 in some time zones), we’ll get the Leo Full Moon and a total lunar eclipse. This occurs one day after the Sun enters Aquarius — which happens at 3:59 am EST (8:59:25 UTC) on Jan. 20. Amanda Painter explores the eclipse’s themes and astrology leading up to it.

They Can’t Shut Down the Cosmos

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M100, known as a 'grand design' galaxy, is 56 million light-years away, and is similar to our Milky Way. Studies of variable stars in M100 have played an important role in determining the size and age of the Universe. Photo by NASA/ESA/Hubble.

We’re not quite at the midpoint between eclipses — that occurs Jan. 14 with the first quarter Moon. Yet, as Amanda Painter describes, it might be useful to check in with yourself. This week’s astrology involving the Sun, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, Eris in Aries, plus Jupiter and Neptune, is asking for your full awareness.

How to Surf Like a Goat

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We’ve entered The Eclipse Zone: the two weeks between eclipses that can be especially useful for releasing that which is no longer needed, and for initiating new patterns that support your growth, goals and desires. It may feel like a parallel universe, so be sure to look where you want to be.

Approaching the Capricorn New Moon and Eclipse

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Even though most people try to set their New Year’s resolutions and intentions by Jan. 1, the astrology this year is clearly indicating a wider window for this process — and for beginning to take active steps in accordance. As Amanda Painter describes, the major event with this theme is Saturday’s New Moon in Capricorn and partial solar eclipse.

Getting Ready to Get Going

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Even though the calendar page will turn to a new year in a few days, the astrological year still has most of a season left to it. Yet the sense of one thing ending and something new beginning is still strong — and as Amanda Painter explains, there is some major astrology on its way to support that sensation, even if the timing is not exact.

A Full-Moon Pholus on the Solstice

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Late tomorrow the Sun enters Capricorn for the solstice. The next day, we get a potent-looking Cancer Full Moon. As Amanda Painter describes, we’re entering a moment of heightened emotions, layered on top of cultural holiday busy-ness, layered on top of a seasonal point of contraction, all nestled into the personal-is-political Aries Point — with a twist.

Things to Do When It’s 3:00 pm All Day

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Mill Pond, Casco, Maine; photo by Amanda Painter.

We’re one week and one day away from the Capricorn solstice. Amanda Painter takes a look at this weekend’s first quarter Moon and the Sabian symbols associated with it, and their themes of integration with others while staying true to oneself, accepting limitations, and concentrating energies while living in close interaction with a community.