The Energies of the Introspective Full Moon of April 17-18
Astro-Power Date Calendar for the Remaining 2011 Year
April 17, 2011
Saturn in in Libra on todays powerful Full Moon at 27 degrees 44 minutes in Libra, April 17, 2011, 7:44 PM PDT. (April 18 UT)
If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed and resisting the sense of confusing despair, then don't feel alone. It is the powerful combo of this intense Full Moon in the center throes of the ongoing Mercury Retrograde. It is further enhanced by the energy already being received of the Lyrids Meteor Cascade which becomes visible in 3 days. The other intensification , beyond the planetary influence are the solar winds that have recently occurred.
Depending on your particular and unique astrological sign, you may feel like a gentle cry or a deep desirre for renewal and rebirth. You may be drawn to seclude yourself for an hour or two at moonrise for deep contemplative meditation, allow for this ! It is a time of cleansing. Meditation will allow both a much needed release and a sense of clean renewal, of recalibration into the love and balance of Libra and Venus.
There is a fascinating sextile between Pluto in Capricorn and both Chiron and Ceres in Pisces. The sense of this aspect is the ability to explore very very deeply into our hearts and soul to search and bring forth release and healing through gentle self-nurturance and indeed empathy for others. It is a time to let loved ones know you love them.
This Easter Moon in Libra will allow for the gentle Venusian loving magic and encourage everyone to slow down, re-center and smell the roses. Take time to count your many blessings. Do something nice for yourself in honor of this powerful Full Moon.
The Sun will enter Taurus on 21 April, followed by Mercury stationing direct on 23 April, furthering lightening the atmosphere.
The Full Moon Energy lasts for 3 -Days. In this case April 16, 17, 18 , Times for moon rise are provided below , the middle date, Sunday April 17, being that of the 'Easter' or Paschal Full moon.
April 9- Pluto Goes Into Retrograde
Full Moon - April 17, Full Moon of the Emerald Ray
Lyrids Meteor Shower. April 21, 22 - The Lyrids are meteors radiating from the constellation of Lyra .
Mercury Leaves Retro & Goes Direct - April 23
New Moon - May 3, 06:51
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. May 5, 6 - The Eta Aquarids are in the constellation Aquarius.
Full Moon - May 17,Full Moon of the Platinum Ray
New Moon - June 1, 21:03
Partial Solar Eclipse. June 1 - The partial eclipse will be visible in most parts eastern Asia, Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland. But keep in mind the Energy of Eclipses are effecting the entire planet through the Crystalline and Gravity Grids & the energy is felt by ALL. An excellent time for taking action for manifesting.
Neptune Goes Retrograde - June 3rd
June 13-Saturn Goes Direct
Full Moon - June 15, 20:14 - Extreme Power Date - Full Moon of the Purple Ray
Total Lunar Eclipse. June 15 - The Full-Moon Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible throughout most of South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia
New Moon - July 1, 08:54
Partial Solar Eclipse. July 1 - This partial eclipse will only be visible off the coast of Antarctica, but is occurring during the New moon and will effect the entire planet energetically. Excellent time for meditation, inner clearing and renewal.Set intent !
Uranus Goes Retrograde- Jul 10
Full Moon - July 15, Full Moon of the Golden Ray
Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. July 28, 29 - The Delta Aquarids will be in the constellation Aquarius.
New Moon - July 30, 18:40
Aug 3- Mercury Goes Retrograde
Perseids Meteor Shower Peak: August 12, 13 - The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their climax..The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus
Full Moon - August 13, Full Moon of the Blue Ray
August 15 : Comet Honda
August 22 - Neptune at Opposition. The blue planet will be at its closest approach to Earth.
Aug 26 - Mercury Goes Direct
New Moon - August 29, 03:04
Aug 30 - Jupiter Goes Retrograde
Full Moon - September 12, -Full Moon of the Golden Ray
Sept 16 - Pluto Goes Direct
September 23 - The Autumnal Equinox occurs in the northern hemisphere at 09:04 UT.
September 25 - Uranus at Opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth.
New Moon - September 27, 11:09
Full Moon - October 12, -Full Moon of the Silver Ray
Orionids Meteor Shower: October 21, 22
New Moon - October 26, 19:56
October 29 - Jupiter at Opposition. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth
Nov 9th -Neptune Completes Retrograde and Goes Direct
Full Moon - November 10th - Full Moon of the Diamond Ray
The 11-11-11 - November 11 at 11:11 am
Leonids Meteor Shower. November 17, 18 : The Leonids is one of the better meteor showers to observe, radiating from the constellation Leo
Mercury Goes Into Retrograde- Nov 24
New Moon - November 25, 06:10
November 25 - Partial Solar Eclipse. This partial eclipse will only be visible over Antarctica and parts of South Africa and Tasmania.
Full Moon - December 10, Full Moon of the Pink Ray
Total Lunar Eclipse. December 10 - The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Europe, eastern Africa, Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, and the North America.
Uranus Completes retrograde and Goes Direct - Dec 10
Geminids Meteor Shower. December 13, 14 - Considered by many to be the best meteor shower in the heavens, the Geminids are known for producing up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour at their peak. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Gemini.
Dec 14 - Mercury Goes Direct
The Winter Solstice December 21 - occurs in the northern hemisphere at 05:30 UT. The Sun is at its lowest point in the sky and it will be the shortest day of the year. This is also the first day of winter
New Moon - December 24, 18:06
Dec 25-Jupiter Goes Direct
June 1, 2011 : Partial Solar Eclipse
June 15, 2011 : Total Lunar Eclipse
July 1, 2011: Partial Solar Eclipse
November 25, 2011 : Partial Solar Eclipse
Dec 10, 2011 : Total Lunar Eclipse
All Eclipse, Equinox & Solstice Timings Shown in UT (GMT)
Vernal EquinoxMar 20 201123:31 UT
Summer SolsticeJun 21 201117:16 UT
Autumnal EquinoxSep 23 201109:04 UT
Winter SolsticeDec 22 201105:30 UT
2011 Planetary Retrogrades:
In 2011, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto are in standard retrogrades. Venus and Mars do not go retro in 2011.
The energy of a retrograde planet is expressed more on an inner level Sometimes the individual has difficulty expressing the energy outwardly. Some part of that planets energy is held back. Retrograde planets often cause one to stop and reconsider the consequences, so that spontaneous expression is blocked in some way, yet inner exploration is enhanced. As such the outward behavior becomes exaggerated in an attempt to reconcile the inner doubts.