From the editor

Denis Zubkov

It’s hard to write about this Full Moon mostly due to its fast nature that is being radiated by the exceeding lunar fullness invigorated by its opposition to the spectacular passage of Mercury across the Sun’s disk, an event that lasted just under 6 hours and charged the Moon with its speed and dynamic energy.

Mercury that remains retrograde until November 21 makes an attempt at aligning with Mars–Uranus opposition but it won’t succeed due to its course reversing back from retrograde to direct. Yet the period between November 21 and 24 resolves itself through an amplified tension between Mars and Uranus, both planets of fiery domain, the former is of direct and cutting nature while the latter is the source of unexpected outbursts that herald reforms and innovation into collective human consciousness.

Following Mercury’s lead, the Moon also joins Mars–Uranus opposition on the Mars side of balance thus potentially signalling an impatient attitude and desire for excitement which needs to be understood as a reflection of a deeper need for changes and progressing along the desired path of career and personal development. Mercury and the Moon are the swiftest of all celestial bodies and this fact goes together well with directness of Mars and novelty of Uranus. So start preparing for that special time window of November 24 beginning from the Full Moon.

November 24 is the day that packs not one, but two exact aspects! The first is a Mars–Uranus opposition, the second one is a magnificent Venus–Jupiter conjunction. Both aspects becoming exact within hours of each other, a truly astonishing cosmic synchronicity that equally brings forward challenge and a blessing that may help those who seek and dare. I am going to discuss some of many wonders of Jupiter meeting Venus down the page.

Excited,
Denis

Discovering energies of crystals

Full Moon and Crystals — Time to Cleanse and Recharge

Full Moon and Crystals — Time to Cleanse and Recharge

Why have people always been captivated by the moonlight?

Moonlight is not just mystical and romantic, it is also a carrier of incredible cleansing powers for all things living and beyond… crystals too “love” being bathed in the revitalising energy of the moonlight.

Full Moon is the time when cleansing and recharging principles of the moonlight are being amplified to their highest potential.

Every Full Moon offers you a perfect opportunity to purify vibrations and recharge the “batteries” of your minerals whatever they could be — your gemstone jewellery or a crystal specimen collection.

What is so special about the moonlight and particularly Full Moon light?

The Moon doesn’t produce any light itself, instead it acts as a cosmic mirror that reflects the light of the Sun. While sunlight can be warming and welcoming it can also be taxing, burning and damaging (we know it all too well here in Australia).

On the contrary, gemstones have been formed deep underground and have never been exposed to the blasting energy of direct sunlight, they are not naturally accustomed to its irradiating intensity.

That’s where we are lucky to have the Moon — it receives, modifies and distributes the light received from the Sun thus transforming it into a cooling, cleansing and soothing principle. The Sun is the giver of life, the Father principle, and the Moon is a pure Mother principle — feminine and nurturing life force.

Time periods during Full Moon, including nights before and after, are natural opportunities to cleanse and recharge your crystals and gemstone jewellery. Put your gems outside or simply leave them on your window sill and let the Full Moon do its job. Don’t forget to bring them back early in the morning because gemstones don’t appreciate being exposed to the direct sunlight, some can even loose the colour or develop cracks.

Give your gemstones a good moonlight bath. Your crystals will love it as much as you do.

Explore a selection of articles about the Moon and its relationship to gemstones and silver.

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Jupiter and Venus, the celestial attractors

The word “magnificence” can be equally applied to both Venus and Jupiter. As a pair of “diamonds” in the sky, both planets are the brightest and the most joyous of all celestial bodies. Jupiter shines its boundless magnanimity while Venus sparkles with its heavenly perfection.

When together, Jupiter and Venus gift us with the powers of creativity upheld by eternal bouyancy of optimism and joy. Their archetypes are those of the Greek gods Zeus and Aphrodite, arguably the two most adored (for different reasons) characters of the Greek pantheon. Who doesn’t want to be either the most powerful or the most beautiful? Deep inside we all do, yet there is always a catch and a lesson to be learned. Extremes need to be handled well.

Our story “An archetype of love triangle, or why Jupiter and Venus always in love” looks deeper into the mythology behind these powerhouses of attraction and some of its reflections in the world down below.

A Venus–Jupiter conjunction brings an excellent opportunity for those with artistic and creative minds, spiritual aspiration or other lofty predispositions. On the earthly plane, the conjunction may result in certain excesses and over-indulgence in sensuality or passion for affairs.

Whichever path you will choose, the two diamonds will be shining bright in the sky just two days before the following New Moon thus giving us a perfect wrap up for the current lunar cycle that is in its full bloom right now.

Astrological charts for November 2019 lunation with the Full Moon phase, Venus–Jupiter conjunction and Mars–Uranus opposition

In previous issues…

Previous issue discussed All things lofty, Venus and Mercury.

We dived into the mysteries of Moon and Pluto — visible and hidden.

We also skygazed at Venus and Spica, the fixed star.

Earlier issues covered The Full Moon on Apogee and The New Moon on the Perigee.

Recently we explored the question of What to do with passionate Mars–Venus?.

We glanced at The “shadow” of the Black Moon.

The one before pondered upon Myths and truths behind Mercury retrogrades.

It’s always useful to revisit Aspect patterns — the building blocks of astrological charts.

Don’t miss the great story about The Moon Nodes and the Force of Destiny.

We offered some great information about Minor astrological aspects and the domain of magic.

Recently we also covered Astrological aspects and sacred geometry.

We explored the role of Fixed Stars in astrology.

We offered our take on the Astrological interpretation of the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris.

We did some research into Equinox, Solstice and the idea of Universal Consciousness.

Linked to that is the story about The Sidereal Zodiac in astrology, its strengths and weaknesses.

The topic of the year still remains the timeline of Saturn – Pluto conjunction of years 2019–2020–2021 and its karmic meaning.

And we didn’t forget the glory of the annual Sun – Neptune conjunction of 2019.

The alchemical nature of the Zodiac was discussed in how the four Elements rule over the Zodiac signs.

We spoke about the planetary cycles in the second part of the series about understanding planetary cycles: applying and separating aspects.

Which was a continuation of the topic about waxing and waning aspects in the context of planetary cycles.

Mars – Pluto squares of 2019 and the politics of nuclear warfare was an interesting foray into the world of big politics.

We touched on a topic of an archetype of love triangle, or why Jupiter and Venus always in love.

We also talked about manifestations of the signs of the Zodiac in the human body.

Long-term events

Saturn–Pluto conjunction is currently at 4.7º orb with both Saturn and Pluto now firmly direct until the moment of their exact conjunction. The date of the exact conjunction is scheduled for Jan 13, 2020. Read the story about this event that happens once in about 38 years and its possible repercussions.