Wednesday 26 May 2021

The New & Full Moons in Astrology


​New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the Houses

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 1st House
The First House is the house of the self, so a New Moon or solar eclipse here is a great time to make a new you. Get a haircut, manicure, or new outfit. Reinvention of the outer self is fruitful with this placement. Make yourself look your best, and it’ll help you feel your best, increasing your stamina, confidence, and overall approach to life. Doing an internal overhaul is good now as well. How you come across and how you express yourself may be things you focus on changing to better reflect the inner you, especially if you’re someone who tends to hide who you are with others. Your energy may be higher, which is good because you’ll likely be quite busy, and you may be more eager about life, especially trying new things. You want to meet new people, have new experiences, and be more courageous and daring. Consequently, it’s a good time to try something that you’ve been a little gun-shy about in the past. You’ll be less likely to shy away and may feel that you can get anything done right now. Being in the spotlight doesn’t seem so uncomfortable now, and you may put yourself out there more, or end up getting more attention for something naturally.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 2nd House
The Second House rules your disposable income, so money matters fall here. A New Moon or solar eclipse in this house could signal a new opportunity or strong desire to increase your income, or, on the flip-side, an opportunity to spend money (and not on every day items). If you have to spend money, make sure it’s on something that is truly necessary and not something that you’ll regret later, and be wary of impulse buying. If it’s something you really do need, then this is an excellent time to buy it, with little chance of buyer’s remorse (so if you’ve got a big purchase you know you have to make, timing it for now could be beneficial). If you’re looking to streamline and get your finances under control, this can be a good time for it. Plan a budget and stick with it! The Second House also rules your self-esteem, so you can see a positive increase in the way you feel about yourself if you choose to work on the personal growth needed to increase your sense of self-worth. You want to be more in touch with your senses, so physical stimulation may be sought now. That stimulation may be felt more intensely, and you may overindulge.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 3rd House
The Third House rules communications, so with a New Moon or solar eclipse here, you can see an increase in the amount of communications you have with people, whether it’s in person, over the phone, on the computer, or by some other means. Gathering information is easier now, and you can collect and arrange it all neatly. Day-to-day activities can be finished without feeling like they’re tedious and redundant. The only chance you have of feeling boredom now is if there isn’t enough to do, so stay busy, which shouldn’t be too hard now. Making quick decisions is favorable, and dwelling on singular issues may drive you more bonkers. Just decide and move on. Why fret? You may also want to expand your mind and learn something new. Feeding the mind is usually a good way to keep from ever being bored. This house rules siblings as well, so you could spend more time with yours having new interactions, or by restoring the relationship if it hasn’t been where you want it to be. Short distance travel is a part of the Third House, so you could take a day trip, perhaps for a task, or just on a whim. Updating your close environment, most likely through your community, could come about. Volunteer locally, join neighborhood watch, or pick up litter around your block.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 4th House
The Fourth House is the house of home and family, so a New Moon or solar eclipse in the Fourth House can show you making improvements to your home (and that can be as simple as buying a new throw pillow or as advanced as knocking down a few walls). Cleaning up your home and personal space can make you feel better about everything. Cluttered home, cluttered life, cluttered mind! You may want to spend more time with your family, bonding, renewing relationships (if you haven’t been spending much time with the family), and opening up about your true feelings. Emotions may be deeper and intimacy may be more desirable, along with a stronger group of supporters to help protect you when you’re feeling vulnerable. Be a better supporter of others too. Your intuition can be more developed now as well, so listen to those initial feelings you have about things. The first reaction may very well be the best one right now. It’s a good period to sell your home, buy a house, move, or refinance. You want to keep busy, or you may be kept busy with a flurry of activity. Making and working towards long-term goals is a positive use of the energy.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 5th House
The Fifth House is the house of fun, so you could spend some time going wild at a party, practicing a long-loved hobby, or letting the creative juices flow if a New Moon or solar eclipse falls here. You feel less reclusive and want to get out more. Feeling lonesome isn’t an option! The things that you feel make life fun are what you’re most attracted to now. Creating is positive, so this is an especially good time for those who work to ‘create’ anything, not just the arts. This house also rules romance, so you could have a new date or feel like bringing some romance into your relationship if you’re committed (bubble bath, dinner for two, etc.). If you’ve got your eye on someone, ask them out. If you just want to mingle, mingle. Children are a Fifth House matter, so if you have kids, you may feel inclined to spend more time with them, or they may require your attention for something. You may want to get in touch with your own inner child, feeling more playful and carefree. You can be bolder, feeling better about yourself, and you may require more approval from those around you.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 6th House
The Sixth House rules your health, so a New Moon or solar eclipse here could have you more focused on your well being, be it physical fitness or mental stability. It’s a good time to try a new diet or health regimen, but make sure it’s something you can realistically keep up with and not some fad you’ll quit in two weeks. Be careful not to obsess about being healthy – even too much of a good thing is a bad thing! Everything in moderation. Your daily habits may undergo a change, especially in an attempt to restore order if some aspect of life has been out of balance. Keeping things disorganized and cluttered is not tolerated now. You may adopt a new pet or get something new for the one you have. Your work environment is also a 6th house issue, so this is a good time to improve your current one or look for a new one altogether. Just don’t set your sights so high they’re unattainable, and you end up doing something you regret. Sometimes impulsiveness can set in and you can find yourself quitting your job on a whim, and then what are you going to do? Keep in mind that any changes made should be positive and well thought out.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 7th House
The Seventh House rules all of your relationships, so a New Moon or solar eclipse here highlights your romantic relationships, business relationships, and even your enemies (but with the Seventh House, it’s ‘open’ enemies, the ones you know about, the people who you openly admit you don’t like and are out to get you; the Twelfth House rules ‘hidden’ enemies, the ones we don’t realize are our enemies, because of denial, or because they’re able to hide it so well, or because it’s secretly us). Improving your existing relationships and making them into positive, life-affirming parts of your existence is a good way to use the energy. All good relationships should provide us with something for growth in some way, so ensure that all of yours are doing so. Evaluating your ideas of intimacy and of how you view individuality versus interdependency can come about, especially if you have issues with these ideas. In business, a partner may be helpful in getting what you want accomplished, and you’re better with negotiating and being fair. Your emotions are higher with all your relationships, and if you’re finding yourself going it alone a lot, you’ll be much less comfortable with that now.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 8th House
The Eighth House rules other people’s money, like debts, taxes, and joint finances. With a New Moon or solar eclipse here, you may have to deal with any of those. It’s a good time to pay off debt or get money that’s owed to you, as well as get a loan or line of credit (just make sure it’s one you need and not for you to splurge). This house also rules transformations, so you may make some sort of transformation of yourself or life; you may not need to necessarily get rid of things, but just tweak them to make them work. Sometimes a total overhaul isn’t necessary, and a small renovation is all that’s needed. If you don’t have to tear things down to get it to work, then don’t. Your sex drive can increase, but casual sex won’t cut it – you’ll need an intense experience. Intensity is accompanied with this position, in all facets of life, because you approach things in a more powerful manner. You look beneath the surface to try and find what’s really there, and if there’s nothing to find, you can be disappointed. You may feel your personality is a bit ‘darker’ during this time if you struggle with who you are internally.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 9th House
The Ninth House rules expansion of the higher self through higher education and philosophy, so a New Moon or solar eclipse here could have you wanting to expand your mind and life by exploring new cultures, ways of living, and perspectives. The status quo is no longer satisfying you, and you want to do something extraordinary. You feel more adventurous, and want to push the limits of your mind. Your spirituality may undergo a change, as you want to explore your beliefs thoroughly and represent them as much as possible. Long distance travel is a Ninth House matter, so you could have an opportunity to travel far or just have the desire to, or spend time with people from other foreign places or try exotic cuisine. The Ninth House also rules the law, so legal matters can come into play. This isn’t the best time for long-term plans, so don’t commit yourself to something that won’t be over quickly. Also don’t try to do something that requires you to pay close attention to the details; you’re more interested in the broader scope right now. If you’re a writer, this is an especially good time for your craft, and the Ninth House actually rules publishing.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 10th House
The Tenth House rules your career, life path, and authority figures. A New Moon or solar eclipse here could show career advancement, a change in your life path, or dealing with a superior. Present yourself as best you can at all times because you may find people are watching you more than normal, especially for your work and accomplishments. It’s difficult to keep things hidden at this time, so try to keep things on the straight-and-narrow. If there’s gossip going around about you, ask yourself why. It can be truer than you think during this time. It can be an auspicious period for a raise or promotion, or to start a new career path. You’ll have the energy to do it, and you’ll likely be quite busy with everything you have to get done. Don’t get overwhelmed by how much you have to do, and delegate when needed. Sometimes the energy can be intense, and you can become stressed. When you have many important tasks at hand, stay focused on the most important and keep track as best you can. Long-term professional goals can be formulated now that are more realistic, attainable, and will help get you further in your job and life.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 11th House
The Eleventh House rules your friendships, so you may spend time with a friend when you have a New Moon or solar eclipse in your Eleventh House. You’ll feel more honest with them and any new acquaintances you make, and this may endear them to you. With your close friends, you may find yourself more emotional than normal, but let it out, because they may be more responsive than you think. Be social, both personally and professionally. Broadening your network of friends and business associates can be prosperous. It’s a good time to join a new organization or group, especially if it’s geared towards helping humanity or the world at large. You may want to help others, but in more of an abstract way, like donating to a cause, rather than one-on-one attention. You may be interested in those far different from you, being more tolerant and open, or at least curious. Exploring your dreams can come into focus, and it can be good to re-evaluate where you want to go in the future. All your hopes and wishes could be of focus, and you may realize some, get rid of some, change some, add some, or commit further to some.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in the 12th House
The Twelfth House is a house of service, so it’s a good time to volunteer or help someone else with a New Moon or solar eclipse here. This house rules hidden things, so dealings with secrets can occur. Make sure you’re watching what you say carefully, or you might let something slip accidentally. You could do more work behind-the-scenes, feeling like taking a backseat or that things need to remain quiet to get done what must get done. Just make sure you’re being open and honest, and if you’re dealing with someone else, they’re being totally honest too. You may also want to spend some time alone working on yourself, allowing yourself time to replenish the self. Sometimes seclusion is the only way we can repair, getting away from the distractions of life and down to the nitty-gritty. It’s a good time to clear your mind, for all manner of healing, and therapy. Your ability to explore your subconscious is high at this time, and it’s a good idea to use it, since the next New Moon will most likely occur in your First House, which has much more activity, and you’ll have less of a chance to do so.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse Aspects to Natal Planets

New Moon/Solar Eclipse to Natal Sun
The Sun rules you as a whole, so you may want to try a new look with a positive aspect. You may have more energy, and be presented with new opportunities to try new things. The Sun rules men, so you could have positive dealings with them. Overall, you should feel better about yourself and life, and be more desiring of the spotlight. With a difficult aspect, you may feel drained, with your energy low, and you could have trouble sleeping. You can experience a drop in self esteem, or problems with men. Health problems could also arise. Also make sure to check the house the Sun rules (the house with the sign Leo on the cusp).

New Moon/Solar Eclipse to Natal Moon
The Moon rules your emotions, so a positive aspect can show you’re emotionally at ease, feeling at one with yourself. You’ll have fewer problems letting your emotions out in a positive, constructive way. If there’s something you need to get off your chest, you can do so now without offending. A difficult aspect can show you’re experiencing emotional instability. You may be prone to more emotional outbursts and be overly sensitive. The Moon also rules women and your home and family, so a positive aspect can show good dealings with them, while a difficult aspect can show problems. Also make sure to check the house the Moon rules (the house with the sign Cancer on the cusp).

New Moon/Solar Eclipse to Natal Mercury
Mercury rules your mind, so a positive aspect can allow you to broaden your mind, perhaps by taking up some new mental venture like taking a class or getting a how-to book. You may be thinking with more clarity at this time, and you can have an easier time communicating your feelings with others. Your mind and emotions likely won’t be at war with one another now. A difficult aspect can make your thinking less clear, so decision-making can be tricky. You may be prone to arguments, so watch your tongue or you may say something you’ll regret later on. Also make sure to check the houses Mercury rules (the houses with the signs Gemini and Virgo on the cusp).

New Moon/Solar Eclipse to Natal Venus
Venus rules love, so a positive aspect can bring new love into your life or renew the interest you have with the one you’re with. You may feel more romantic, and if you’re single, you may feel inclined to initiate a relationship. Being social and spending time at a party or hosting one could come about. Venus is also creative, so you may see an increase in creativity. Money matters are Venus-ruled, so you may spend on something for yourself. With a difficult aspect, you could be inclined to overindulgence (watch that sweet tooth and leave your wallet at home). You may want to spend time alone, or just not have time for being social. You can finish a creative endeavor, and if you’re in a relationship, you may hit a snag, break-up, or just be less focused. Also make sure to check the houses Venus rules (the houses with the signs Taurus and Libra on the cusp).

New Moon/Solar Eclipse to Natal Mars
Mars rules energy, so with a positive aspect, your energy should be high, and you have renewed vigor to get things done. You’ll want to be active, and it’s a good time for exercise or doing something really physical, like a marathon. Being idle isn’t an option at this time, but you won’t mind very much. With a difficult aspect, your energy may be low or scattered, making it hard to do what you need to. You can be accident prone, especially if you try to overcompensate for the lack of energy. Your temper can be quick, and little things can set you off, so remember to count to three before going off on anyone. Also make sure to check the house Mars rules (the house with the sign Aries on the cusp).

New Moon/Solar Eclipse to Natal Jupiter
Jupiter rules optimism and expansion, so a positive aspect can make you more optimistic about how things are going in your life and the world around you. You may be more daring because you feel so good, you truly believe you can make things happen. Usually, as a result, new opportunities to expand your life in certain areas present themselves. A difficult aspect can either decrease your optimism or make you unrealistically optimistic and keep opportunities at bay. Don’t get too pessimistic or delusional. Also make sure to check the house Jupiter rules (the house with the sign Sagittarius on the cusp).

New Moon/Solar Eclipse to Natal Saturn
Saturn rules your discipline and maturity, so a positive aspect can help with those. You may find it easier to be responsible and do the right thing. Your career can be positively impacted, with a possibility for advancement and new opportunities. Saturn also rules those older than you, especially authority figures, so you should have an easier time dealing with them. A difficult aspect can show career lag or lack of desire to continue on your career path. You could be repressed, lack self-discipline, and have feelings/expressions of immaturity. You may resent your responsibilities and refuse to deal with them. Also make sure to check the house Saturn rules (the house with the sign Capricorn on the cusp).

New Moon/Solar Eclipse to Natal Uranus
Uranus rules the unexpected, so with a positive aspect you could see an unexpected change out of nowhere. With a positive aspect, it’ll usually be a good, helpful change you can handle; with a difficult aspect, it’ll usually be more in the realm of unexpected challenges hindering what you think you want. It’s important to be flexible with any Uranus aspect, because whatever happens will likely be something you don’t and can’t expect. Whether it’s positive or difficult change, it’s usually necessary to help you move forward in whatever area of your life it occurs. Also make sure to check the house Uranus rules (the house with the sign Aquarius on the cusp).

New Moon/Solar Eclipse to Natal Neptune
Neptune rules the subconscious, so a positive aspect can increase your fantasies because your imagination will be heightened. It can make your dreams more lucid and important, so pay attention to them. You can become more intuitive, or aware of your surroundings and the subtle changes in people, so you’ll be more sensitive and hyper aware. A difficult aspect can turn your subconscious against you, and make you more scared, paranoid, insecure, and vulnerable to others. It’s important to remember that sometimes it’s all in your head. Go through each of your fears one by one and assess which are real and which are illusions. Also make sure to check the house Neptune rules (the house with the sign Pisces on the cusp).

New Moon/Solar Eclipse to Natal Pluto
Pluto rules power, so with a positive aspect you may feel more powerful, courageous, and daring, and try to do things to gain more power and control in life. Your focus may be more honed on your goals. You can be quite stealth in trying to achieve what you set your mind to. With a difficult aspect, you may experience power struggles, dealings with people who want to control you, or you try to control other people. You can become obsessed over something, anything. A good way to deal with Pluto is to try and transform some aspect of yourself in need of it. Pluto loves to rehabilitate things, so doing that can make even a difficult aspect very positive. Also make sure to check the house Pluto rules (the house with the sign Scorpio on the cusp).


The Full Moon taking place in your 1st house can be truly illuminating. You can become more self-aware, you see yourself in an entirely new light, but more than this it can aid in showing you where your heading. 

A Full Moon here can give you insight into your life's path or life direction. It's a fruitful time where you can bear results, of course, only if you have put the work in prior. If you have set yourself some goals or been working towards something, this is also going to be a time where you now start to see the result. 

It's as if you can see yourself, your actions, and your direction much more clearly. You see exactly what's working and what's not so that you can purge the unnecessary to make way for the changes that will open you up to the new or the next thing. 

An awakening or a realization is coming your way as people stop to take notice of you.


When the Full Moon takes place in your 2nd house, it brings up your feelings surrounding money, property, family, and assets. It can often be a time where you reassess your income, your assets and your budget - the ins and outgoings.

A Full Moon here could be a time where you purchase an item you have been saving for or wanting, be it something breaks and you have to replace it, or you have a little extra money and can splurge or merely find the thing you were looking for all along.

What I see this Full Moon bringing for you is a big shining light into your wallet/purse, what are you spending and can you budget to stretch your income a little further.

The other way this can play out is you finish paying off something; you pay off a debt or a bill.


When a Full Moon takes place in your 3rd house I usually see it play out as in a change with regards to your local environment; something is completed or improved. It could be renovations to a shopping mall or a favorite store/restaurant/coffee house; it could be a park, or roadworks, or something else pivotal to your community. It could be that a favourite place closes down.

The 3rd house is a communication room; it's social media, the internet, your friends, workmates and so a Full Moon is alerting you to things that may have been kept hush-hush. A time where you might find that you or your social group overshare information.

It could be that you find out something about a neighbour, you get a new neighbour or workmate or friend.


When a Full Moon happens in your family, security, and home sector, this can bring feelings out into the open. It illuminates the things that you didn't see before; it completes something to do with the home or family.

It could be that you recently moved and now you finally are unpacked and settled. It's a time where something to do with the home, family or security comes to your awareness.

Perhaps during this time, you become illuminated to the needs of your family, maybe you have been spending to much time in another area of your life, and now it's time to connect.

The 4th house is a Karmic house, it's the past, history and so we gain insight during this time about the past or something and where your heading.


A Full Moon happening in your 5th house can show you what you're missing in your life.

The 5th house is a funhouse; it's a creation and heart-centered house, so a Full Moon here is shining a light on what you truly desire. It's a time of emotional intensities, so anything you have been keeping buried pops on up during this time.

It can be a time where people end up having a breakup or waking up with a stranger. It brings up feelings of what matters to help you remove the other stuff. If you have been dating for a while, this Full Moon can solidify the connection in an intense way.

A time to reap the rewards of a creative project that you may have been working on prior. It can be a time where your child/bf-gf (non-serious) feelings come out, if your child's been keeping something from you then this is a time where you become aware of it.

Usually, it's time that calls you to have a little more fun.


A Full Moon taking place in your 6th house can bring to the surface anything you have been neglecting at work or with regards to your health and well being.

It's often a time where we can now see the benefits to anything that we have been working towards, be this a work goal, a health and fitness goal, or a lifestyle habit. The perfect time to break a bad habit.

A Full Moon here illuminates anything that you may be unaware of, like an underlying health issue, a fault in a project, work colleagues, the working environment, or perhaps something to do with a pet.

Sometimes this can be an indicator of changes in the work that you do or the workplace itself; an employee could leave during this time.

Our true feelings come up with regards to our work and everyday life, you might be upset, or unhappy with your working conditions it can bring up a strong desire to quit your job.

It's things that you weren't aware of coming up with regards to the 6th house matters. If you have been applying for a new job, this could be a time that you get an offer.


When the Full Moon takes place here, it can often bring awareness to your contractual agreements, anything you have agreed to do, signed, or other legal documents.

The 7th house is all about the "other" so it can illuminate anything that you couldn't see before. If you happen to be single or dating, this is a time that you can take a relationship to the next level or initiate a connection, sign a contract, move in, take on some joint responsibility and start to make plans.

It's often a time when we can all assess our relationships, our one-to-one connections, and we can look at our contracts and perhaps gain a little extra as a result. It brings the hidden into the light, and you get to see peoples true feelings and intentions.

It's generally an emotionally heightened time because all that you feel about your relationships, commitments, contracts tend to bubble on up into the open.


I see the 8th house as our partners closet, it's the things we accumulate as a result of the people closest to us, the stuff can be material, or it can be more psychological from the experiences we gain from them.

So when a Full Moon takes place here, it's often a time where we become aware of the things that we have been carrying as a result of these people. It illuminates this area of our life, and we see just what the people closest to us have given us or not given to us. We can gain through others sure, but we can also return the favour, give back, pay back, or remove the things that are taking up space that you don't need to hold on to no more.

It's a pretty transformative and surprising placement so usually the things we find or come across can be out of the blue. It can be a time of an unexpected expense again linked to someone else in some way. It can be the perfect time to clear out your storage space, remove the things you no longer need that are taking up space.

You can come across things that have been kept from you. You can lose a client or a source of income; you can complete a payment, pay off debt or have an expense because of a partner, roommate, BFF, or someone else close to you. Could also be the pregnancy indicator.


A Full Moon happening in this area of your life can aid in redirecting your goals and ambitions for your future.

The Full Moon illuminates all you couldn't see before, you might be feeling uncertain about the direction your life has taken, wondering if it's going to pay off or if you will reach your goals.

It's during this Full Moon that you catch a glimpse of your future, what is being offered to you and how to align with the most success. The 9th house governs our ambitions in life, our beliefs, experiences, and the future it's a very spiritual area.

When the Full Moon takes place here it's as if that path to what we want becomes a little clearer, it opens us up to manifesting something, a perspective shift, our dreams can become more focused.

This Full Moon shows you the way, the future is this unknown space but the Full Moon lights it up.


A Full Moon happening in this house can bring you public recognition, you might find that you're a little more popular on your social media feeds, people at work want to spend time with you, bosses and people in authority are noticing you more - be it for good or bad (if you're slacking off).

During a hard transit (meaning difficult aspects to your natal placements) this Full Moon can bring an end to a work project or a career.

On a more personal level, your true feelings can come out, surrounding your life path and career direction.

It's a Full Moon that can illuminate you to what you should be doing with your life, are you happy in your current role?

Be on the lookout for new work opportunities.


This Full Moon is like a harvest; It brings excellent results, gains, and opportunities your way. A time where you can fine-tune your goals to reap the most from them.

During a hard transit (meaning difficult aspects to your natal placements) this Full Moon can bring an end to a friendship, network or group that you associate with prior.

Usually, this Full Moon will bring truths out, and you see the people you surround yourself with more clarity, emotions become heightened during this time which can be why there can be arguments and disagreements with friendships, circles or networks that you run with prior.

Remember a Full Moon illuminates you to all that is hidden, unknown to you or reflects a past situation.


When the Full Moon takes place in your 12th house, it alerts you to the many things you have put on hold throughout the past year, and it enables you to clear through and take the right action.

It can often bring things that were kept from you out into the open. The 12th house is the area of our subconscious mind. It's our past, our memories, patterns, beliefs making the Full Moon here the perfect time to do therapy, to awaken to things that hold you back.

I notice that dreams can be very vivid and lifelike during this time as your higher self and subconscious speaks to you. It's certainly a time where the past comes back up for you to revisit, fears, worries, and things you have pushed down come up and out into the open.