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Blue Moon July 31st 2015




The Full Moon in Aquarius tomorrow31st July 2015 around 8:15pm ACST is a Blue Moon, but that’s a modern concept not an astronomical phenomenon. The Gregorian calendar causes this second moon in the month because of our 30 months, but according to a ‘truly-blue Moon usually requires a volcanic eruption. Back in 1883, for example, people saw blue moons almost every night after the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa exploded with the force of a 100-megaton nuclear bomb. Plumes of ash rose to the very top of Earth's atmosphere, and the Moon became an azure-colored disk’.

Nevertheless, this Full Moon energy hooks into a heady mix of five planets now in retrograde motion. We are still feeling rattled by the forced change of the Uranus Pluto square and now we are forced to review. The retrograding effect can feel that you are treading water, waiting for something, going back over stuff you thought was finished with, people coming back into your life, reassessing relationships. Venus slipped into her retrograde motion for 40 days (yes, 40 days and 40 nights, sound familiar?) She will be moving through Leo, so if you have any personal planets at these details, expect that relationship issues, your personal desires are given a going over. Starting new relationships as Venus tracks ‘backwards’ doesn’t always work out and you may find that by September, things have changed.  Venus retrograde gives you the opportunity to review current relationships. What needs to change here ?

The synodic cycle of Venus is fascinating as every 8 years Venus will make another point of her magical 5 pointed star so it is worth keeping a record of what happened at the Venus retrograde of 8 years ago and see if there is a pattern.

Back to the Full Moon. The luminary highlights an area of your life or perhaps something is coming to fruition. Wherever this Leo – Aquarius axis falls in your chart is where the energy is most felt. Lunar energy is fleeting so soak it up tomorrow night and revisit your intentions set around the last New Moon. Gregorian calendar or not, this month you get a second chance.

This Full Moon brings a culmination for me, bringing my seagoat philosophies website live.. Check it out at

You will be able to see my regular blog, book a consult and order Flower Essences.  And yes, the Full Moon Leo – Aquarius axis falls in a significant area of my personal chart.