Tina Reinhardt Hansen
November 22nd - December 22nd 2019
Element: Fire/ Spirit
Modality/Season: Mutable/Late Fall transitions into Winter
Ruled by: Jupiter
Friday the Sun leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius.
Late Fall begin transitioning into Winter. Nature is filled with naked trees and a primarily withered and dead landscape. The Darkness rules and is still exceeding, making the month of Sagittarius the darkest month of the year.
But Sagittarius chooses to look ahead and aim its arrow at brighter times and already now rejoice a month in advance of the Winter Solstice– and several months in advance of the Spring Equinox.
So, in the future oriented spirit of Sagittarius, we already now begin celebrating the upcoming Return of the Light – and further ahead the Lights victory over the Dark, when Spring and green pastures returns.
We decorate with lots of lights indoors and outdoors, and among elves, snowmen and winter wonderlands, we also use symbols of Spring, such as spring flowers for decoration. And of course, there’s the special role given to the pine and its branches, as it opposed to other trees remain evergreen, lush and full of life.
The month of Sagittarius is a period of parties and social gatherings, where we eat, drink and snack, and often in excess amounts, since moderation is not exactly Sagittarius strongest suit.
The energy is generally optimistic, festive, grand and generous; gigantic amounts are spend on food, drink and gifts and there’s also tradition for larger generosity towards those of lesser means than at other times of year.
At the many social gatherings people often behave in a more wild and loose manner than at any other time of year, as well.
However, Sagittarius is much more than excessive eating, drinking, spending, flirting and partying.
The signs finest quality is the ability in the midst of the darkest of the dark to be able to keep the light ahead in mind and thus remain optimistic, as well as having the ability to subtract higher meaning, purpose and wisdom out of the lowest points in life.
That energy and those abilities will be much needed in the time ahead. It has been an energetic heavy Fall and will be an even more heavy Winter.
Sagittarius ruler Jupiter is now spending the last days in its own sign, rounding off the themes of that placement, before entering Capricorn on December 2nd.
Jupiter’s ingress in Capricorn will only further emphasize what’s already taking place in that sign.
Saturn and Pluto are getting closer to each other, further on in Capricorn, and will at the beginning of December reach the 3 degree apart mile stone, which will further intensify the effect of their upcoming conjunction.
In mid December the effect of the upcoming annular Solar Eclipse in Capricorn will begin to set in, in other words it will be Eclipse season again, just a few days after the Full Moon on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis, which will be on December 12th.
The New Moon in Sagittarius is already next week, read more below, when the time is near, so that you can make the best use of the Lunar energies.
Have a happy and festive month of Sagittarius – and hang on to that joyous feeling all throughout Winter 😊❤
© Astrologer Tina Reinhardt Hansen
© Astrologer Tina Reinhardt Hansen
Mercury transit on 11.11
Next week offers several interesting astrological events; a Mercury transit, November’s Full Moon and Saturn also ends its month long trigger of a previous Solar Eclipse from January.
MERCURY TRANSIT IN SCORPIO MONDAY AFTERNOON
On Monday, also being this years’ 11:11 portal, there’s a relatively rare Mercury transit going on, where Mercury as seen from Earth, passes in front of and across the disc of the Sun.
This naturally puts extra focus on Mercury and its symbolism.
Mercury is in its retrograde phase now and when the passage takes place. This means it’s wise to go back, go over everything one more time or twice and cross check everything thoroughly before taking action or reaching any conclusions.
A retrograde Mercury is excellent for all kinds of research and positioned in the deep probing Scorpio the result might very well be important information, previous hidden knowledge and secrets dug up, surfacing and/or revealed now.
This can both concern things that have not been known among the masses before or things that have been presented one way and will now be revised and appear as something quite different. This will typically involve things that has covered up hidden motives and agendas.
This can happen in the days surrounding Mercury’s transit of the Sun, but also in the days surrounding November 20th, when Mercury goes direct, as well as December 7th, when Mercury reaches the point it was at, before it went retrograde.
So, we’re talking about a 4 week period, where this will be relevant, on and off.
News, communication, telephony, mail, e -mails, documents, trade, commerce and traffic are areas ruled by Mercury and can all be affected or play an important role in this process.
The Mercury transit is ongoing for 5,5 hours on Monday afternoon. Since Mercury is tiny, you will need binoculars or a telescope with a Sun filter, as well as a clear sky, to view it. The transit starts at 12. 35 (GMT – adjust to your local time) and can be viewed until Sunset.
FULL MOON IN TAURUS TUESDAY AFTERNOON
The next day the Moon reaches 19°51 Taurus, exactly opposite the Sun in Scorpio, and the Full Moon of November takes place.
Where the Sun in Scorpio, in mid fall, is occupied with facing the dark and accepting that everything changes, everything ends, everything dies to later be reborn in new form, the Moon in Taurus comes with memories on Spring, fertility and the beginning of life and encourages us to remember the Light and the positive gifts that Mother Earth gives us, to relax, splurge the senses and simply enjoy life.
Likewise the Moon in Taurus reminds us of the need to have fix points and the ability to hold on and make things last, in times of great change.
While the only sure thing in life is changes, Taurus will use an enormous amount of energy trying to fight against change and hold on to the status quo.
Since we’re collectively living in challenging times of change, it’s important to use Taurus’ maintaining energy wisely and selectively.
Pick the areas, people and things of and in your life, that REALLY mean something and have great value to you, instead of just automatically holding on to something because of old habits or a sense of ownership.
Anything of no or less value to you can beneficially be released and let go off during this Full Moon.
There are also many things in life that is completely out of your control, making it a waste of energy trying to control and maintain in its current form. So, let go, trust the process and use your energy where it actually makes a difference.
The Taurus Moon has a huge need for peace, security and stability.
The Full Moon on the Taurus/Scorpio axis come with the message that you, in turbulent periods like this, can (learn to) find peace and comfort deep within and through your own inner resources.
No matter what goes on around you, in terms of crisis, change and decay, inner peace is obtainable for you, through things like meditation, creativity and not least by spending time in nature.
Mercury is still near the Sun on Tuesday and triggers the Full Moon mixing the abovementioned themes of the Mercury transit with the themes of the Full Moon.
The Full Moon is precise Tuesday at 13. 35 (GMT – adjust to your local time)
SATURN ENDS EFFECT OF SOLAR ECLIPSE WEDNESDAY
Wednesday is the last day Saturn touches the Eclipse degree of the partial Solar Eclipse in its own sign Capricorn, that took place in January. (see below for more info)
The Mercury transit and the Full Moon thus butt in and adds to the end of the Saturn transit next week.
Consequences of deeds, actions and events in the period where Saturn transited the Eclipse degree, from mid October till mid November - roughly lasting from Octobers Full Moon till Novembers Full Moon - could turn out to be more influential and have a larger effect, than what they might seem to have right now, since the influence of Saturn always take time to come to fulfilment.
The retrograde Mercury and the delaying energy of Saturn points at things and connections that won’t quite make sense to us until later, and then we, in hindsight, will be able to see clearly, how this was already applicable earlier on. Events will then appear differently and make sense in a new way.
Happy Scorpio Mercury transit & Taurus Full Moon 😊❤
© Astrologer Tina Reinhardt Hansen
During the Summer, we have several times experienced Mars trigger previous, but still active Solar Eclipses, which is far from unusual, as Mars is known as the classic eclipse trigger, who several times a year reaches former eclipse degrees and activates the themes of the eclipse in question and bring them further along.
Now, we’re heading into a more rare and longer lasting trigger, as Saturn from October 13th – November 13, will stay around the eclipse degree 15°25 Capricorn. This partial Solar Eclipse took place on January 6th.
Where Mars comes in and activates and speed things up, Saturn comes in and hits the breaks, slows down, stops and ends.
Eclipses triggered and ended by Saturn thus often bring distinct endings with it.
Eclipses in Capricorn typically focus on societal institutions and pillars, leaders of state, government, authorities, business world & people, industry, leaders, labor organizations and elders.
When Saturn triggers an eclipse, weaknesses and failures in structures and systems will be tested to the limit, and not everything will be able to handle the pressure. So, something could very well end up breaking completely down.
Huge changes could happen, where power, influence and status could change hands, are taken from some and handed over to others.
When Saturn triggers an eclipse, limitations, restrictions, scarcity and lack is often a theme as well. Something is removed, cut down, downsized, saved on, something will no longer be available and must be done without.
Since this furthermore is taking place in Saturn’s own sign, Capricorn, Saturn only has more power behind it, thus making the probability of the above things happening even higher. Furthermore, add the fact that Saturn is also in an important aspect to the distinct and transformative Pluto, making chances of distinct events particularly high.
Among other things Pluto represents common resources and economy, and since some of the faster moving planets, including another values & economy indicator, Venus, will be opposing Uranus in Taurus (a placement that in itself predicts financial changes), at the same time, financial instability and crisis, could very well be an important part of what will be taking place.
Debt, consequences and bills to settle and repay will likely be a huge theme, both financially and on a karmic level.
However, a Saturn triggered eclipse can also be a time for collecting and cashing in karmic bonus points as well.
On a personal level, the eclipse in January was about taking on more responsibility, to a larger extent setting the framework and structure for your own life, taking fully on your inner authority, as outer authorities, leaders, societal institutions and the whole structure of society might not necessarily be something you can count on, to the extent you might previously had, any longer.
The eclipse also focused on your career and public profile, and also the things you do, that you don’t necessarily make all of your - or any - money on but is a calling and a higher life purpose for you.
These areas and themes will be activated the coming month and might also come to some kind of climax.
A while ago I saw the words: “October 2019 has been written and planned for a very, very long time”
How exactly this will unfold, we will know in only a few weeks.
The planetary energies certainly confirm, that this is a particular distinct month, followed by other distinct months, as it’s a crucial Fall season and Winter half year, we have entered.
In other words, it’s “hotspot time” again – and a long one at that.
We’ve been through a lot, this past decade, where have lived through countless tumultuous hotspots, we’ve been shaken and are hopefully both more awake and jaded now, and thus also better suited for getting through this heavy and long hotspot. It’s wise to be prepared for a bit of everything, really, as we have reached the point where things will begin to fall apart.
At the same time this gives us a special opportunity for getting rid of a lot of rot and put something new, healthier, better and more just in its place. So, it’s important to not let these heavy energies get us down, so that we waste the opportunities, that October and the following months also offer.
© Astrologer Tina Reinhardt Hansen
Early October 2019
New and Full Moon in General
In the course of a year, we traditionally have a few times where we stop, reflect and say goodbye to what lie behind us, before we begin a new chapter, with hopes, wishes and goals for what lies ahead. Usually this is when we enter a new calendar year in January and at our birthday. Both New Year and birthdays are based on the Suns return to a particular point in its cycle through the Zodiac.
There's another cycle, though, based on both the Moon and the Sun, and if you are conscious of that cycle, you get far more opportunities during a year, to start over, begin a new chapter and to let go of the old that no longer works for you, and to do this in alignment with the prevailing energies, at the New - and Full Moon.
At New Moon the Sun and Moon, are in the exact same spot, in the same Zodiac sign. When both Luminaries are in the same sign, it creates an enormous power and focus on that particular signs qualities and energy, which we all, no matter our individual "star sign", can access, if we open up and tune in at the right moment. That would be as close as possible to the moment where the New Moon is precise.
During this phase the Moon is invisible, it has just finished a cycle and begins a new one, while still in hiding. This is why there's a strong "new beginning - energy" around the New Moon, where it's very beneficial to start over, take new initiatives, set new goals and make wishes and plans for the future. There simply is no better time to start something new.
During a year the Sun and Moon makes these joint stops through each sign in the Zodiac and through all or most "houses" /life areas of your individual natal chart.
Intentions, initiatives and goals that are aligned with the particular signs qualities and energy will be the most powerful and effective, but in theory you can wish for anything, as long as it's in within "the highest good for all involved".
As close as possible to the time after the New Moon is precise, it's beneficial to open up, tune in, meditate, visualize, do vision boards, manifest, write down goals and intentions etc.
(The exception is when the Moon is "Void of course" (makes no more aspects to other planets while it's in that sign), then it's better to wait until the Moon has moved into the next sign. This is a technical thing, that you won't have to worry about, as I will always mention in my New Moon reports, if the exact New Moon moment isn't the best time to work with the New Moon energy and when it will be instead).
One beneficial thing you can do is to write up to 10 goals and wishes on a list. Whenever one is fulfilled, make a new list with the remaining goals. Update the list and add new things if you like at every New Moon. It's always a good idea to have a mix of short- and long-term goals, as well as a mix of smaller and bigger wishes.
At both the New and Full Moon the door to other dimensions is wide open around the precise time. Deep insights and important messages can reach you, as you will be much more receptive.
At Full Moon the Sun and Moon are 180 degrees apart, in opposite signs of the Zodiac and the focus is on both the differences and the common theme on the mutual axis made by the two signs.
In this phase the Moon rises, when the Sun sets, and as clearly seen in the sky, it has reached its maximum potential.
The Full Moon is alluring, fascinating, beautiful, mystical and magical. For some it's also disturbing, many can't sleep, some are more prone to mood swings, some easier lose their temper and planned things doesn't always go as intended.
The Full Moon energy is way better for improvisation, for letting go and going with the flow than for the planned and controlled.
With this energy, it's beneficial for you to let go, not just of yourself, but also in the sense of letting go of and releasing unwanted things in your life.
While at the New Moon you should focus on what you wish to manifest and actively bring into your life, at the Full Moon it's about cleansing and releasing everything in your life, that might once have had its purpose, but now no longer works for you and stands in the way of your wellbeing and balance.
One could also say that the New Moon has a more Solar/yang/"masculine" feel; here you get to be an active co-creator of your life, while the Full Moon has a more Lunar/yin/"feminine" feel, here the energy is more out of control, you get to release and receive.
A beneficial Full Moon ritual - could be to write down the things you wish to let go of, (once again preferably as close to the exact Full Moon moment as possible) on pieces of paper and then burn them (safely), piece for piece.
If you don't have anything in particular you wish to let go of at a Full Moon, but perhaps are looking for some sort of guidance, open yourself up and see what comes to you, as you will be much more receptive than usual.
And finally, of course, make sure to get out there and take in the beauty and magic of the Full Moon in the evening/ night sky.
Every year has several eclipses at New and Full Moon, some of them won't be visible where you live, but they will still be highly influential on an energetic level.
A Solar eclipse is an extremely powerful New Moon and a Lunar Eclipse is an extremely powerful Full Moon. Both has an effect that reaches far beyond a normal New/Full Moon. The eclipses are the Universes way of pinpointing certain themes, that we collectively are meant to take a closer look at. On a personal level, the eclipses pinpoint specific areas of your life that will be of focus in one way or another, for the coming future.
New & Full Moon, Eclipses and your personal chart.
Obviously to make the best use of both the New and Full Moon - and the Eclipse - energies, you should use them along with your personal chart.
Then it won't just be the particular signs involved (that are common for all us), but also the specific life areas they take place in (which varies from person to person) as well as involving the planets in your personal chart, that might be triggered. It then becomes a deeply personal way; you can work with the energies of our two Luminaries; the Sun and the Moon. During a year you will get through all the areas of your life and during a whole lifetime, different planets in your chart will be triggered and add to the meaning.
Here you can order my special New - And Full Moon Chart which tells you where the New and Full Moon will be in your personal chart a year ahead and how you can make the best use of - and align yourself beneficially with the Solar and Lunar energies, in a way that only you can, since every person and their personal chart is completely unique.
© Astrologer Tina Reinhardt Hansen