New Moon Total Solar Eclipse In Leo August 21st, 2017 – History Is Made

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There’s eclipses every year. Then there’s this one. The so-called “Great American Eclipse” New Moon Total Solar Eclipse at 28 degrees Leo of August 21st is a big enough event that in some minds it will be remembered in “before” and “after” reference points.

Astronomically, it’s called the “Great American Eclipse” for the full coast-to-coast visibility here in the U.S. (the New Moon will be exact at 1:30 PM Central Standard Time, but the eclipse will be visible around 1:09 PM CST). The shadow of the eclipse falling on U.S. soil, plus the impact the eclipse will have on the “birth” chart of America (aka the “Sibley” chart) promises history changing events from an astrological perspective.

I’ve written about how this eclipse ties into some of the biggest milestones in recent American history as well as Continue reading “New Moon Total Solar Eclipse In Leo August 21st, 2017 – History Is Made”

What If A New/Full Moon Or Eclipse Falls On Your Birthday?

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Even folks who aren’t familiar with astrology will sometimes notice an eclipse coincides with their birthday and wonder if there is any potential meaning to it beyond mere coincidence. The answer is a big “Yes!”. If a New or Full Moon or particularly an eclipse occurs on your birthday, you’re in for a memorable twelve months to follow. Continue reading “What If A New/Full Moon Or Eclipse Falls On Your Birthday?”

When Are The Next Supermoons?

Super Moon what are the effectsA Supermoon is an astrological term for what astronomers call perigee-syzygy or perigee New/Full Moon; aka when the New or Full Moon is at its closest to Earth on its orbit. This makes the Moon look heap big and bright, supremely photogenic. Supermoons have a noticeable effect on the tides above and beyond regular New/Full Moons, at an increase of around 19% (which is either significant or insignificant, depending on who you ask, but is still tangible either way).

Astrologically, one could look at Supermoons as reduced eclipses in intensity and duration. The effects last as long as any typical New/Full Moon but man, what a punch they can pack while in effect!

Sometimes Supermoons coincide with actual eclipses, such as we’ll see in 2018. Not too soon to mark your calendar, both for dramatic sky watching and photography opportunities and for unfolding of events.

We’ve already got three of the Supermoons out of the way for 2017, with the next one not until December 3rd. Here’s the times and dates for the past and present Supermoons of 2017 and 2018:


New Moon 6 degrees Taurus, April 26th @ 7:16 AM CST

New Moon 4 degrees Gemini, May 25th @ 2:44 PM CST

New Moon 2 degrees Cancer, June 23rd @ 9:31 PM CST

Full Moon 11 degrees Gemini, December 3rd @ 9:47 AM CST


Full Moon 11 degrees Cancer, January 1st @ 8:24 PM CST

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 11 degrees Leo, January 31st @ 7:27 AM CST

New Moon 22 degrees Gemini, June 13th @ 2:43 PM CST

New Moon Solar Eclipse 20 degrees Cancer, July 12th @ 9:48 PM CST

New Moon Solar Eclipse 18 degrees Leo, August 11th @ 4:58 AM CST

SEE ALSO: Lunar Almanac 2017-2019

Using Psalms And The Moon’s Cycles To Turn Dreams Into Visions

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Even the most casual observer of the Moon’s cycles will notice an increase in dream frequency, intensity, and message around the New and Full Moons and especially at eclipses. The Moon is the light of the night world and thus the conduit of dreams; astrologically, there are certain lunations more prone than others to delivering cinematic quality dreams rich in meaning. Knowing the timing of such lunations by watching Gilded Splinters Astrology for lunar posts tagged “dreams” and utilizing the power of the Psalms as a guided meditation can set you on a path of turning dreams into full visions. Continue reading “Using Psalms And The Moon’s Cycles To Turn Dreams Into Visions”