Full Moon Lunar Eclipse In Aquarius: Visionaries On Fire!

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Aquarius Leo August 7th


Eclipses are always a bumpy ride. Full Moon Lunar Eclipses, while not as intense as New Moon Solar Eclipses, still tend to be agitating and disruptive, bringing long lasting changes. Full Moon Lunar Eclipses bring cycles to their conclusion or to their fulfillment, so as to allow the new beginnings that start under New Moon Solar Eclipses. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 15 degrees Aquarius of Monday, August 7th, 2017 (1:11 PM CST exact) is a highly exciteable, potentially volatile eclipse that challenges us to fight fire with cool reasoning. Continue reading “Full Moon Lunar Eclipse In Aquarius: Visionaries On Fire!”

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

New full moon eclipse birthday meaning interpretation
Art by Yuri Schwedoff


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?”

Full Moon In Capricorn July 8th-9th, 2017: Unleashing The Hell Hounds

Astrology full moon Capricorn July 2017 gilded splinters
Art by Adam S. Doyle


Sometimes you just look at a Full Moon and know why the word lunacy shares the same root word as lunation. The Full Moon at 17 degrees Capricorn of July 8th/9th (exact July 8th at 11:07 PM CST) is opening the gates of… somewhere dark, deep down below. The Full Moon is in fall in Capricorn, not feeling at home here anyway. The Sun at 17 Cancer will be widely conjunct fixed star Sirius (given how bright Sirius is, I’m generous with the orb here); the Full Moon will be tightly conjunct Pluto retrograde at 18 degrees Capricorn. Both Sun and Moon square Jupiter at 13 degrees Libra, forming a configuration known as a cardinal T-square. Layers and layers of energy and intensity. And you better believe it’s pissed off, rage filled energy with Mars included at 22 degrees Cancer, also in the sign of its fall and struggling to find healthy expression. Mars is conjunct fixed star Pollux, known for telling stories most would rather not hear (Julian Assange has Mercury conjunct Pollux, for example). Continue reading “Full Moon In Capricorn July 8th-9th, 2017: Unleashing The Hell Hounds”

When Are The Next Supermoons?

Astrology supermoon times dates


A 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 2017-2018


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

New full Moons eclipses dreams visions psalms


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”