The Full Moon occurs at 18:57 (UT time) on the 13th August at 20AQU41. The Moon is conjunct asteroid Nessus, fixed star Castra, trine Saturn and semi-square both Uranus and Pluto.
Nessus is a centaurs with a rather nasty reputation. His most famous part in the myths is that of the killer of Heracles. Nessus attempted to rape Deianira who was the wife of Heracles. Understandably outraged, Heracles shot Nessus with a poisoned arrow. As Nessus lay dying, he told Deianira that his blood would stop Heracles being unfaithful. Naively believing him, Deianira put the blood of Nessus onto a shirt belonging to her husband to cure his wandering eye. Continue reading
A Solar Eclipse occurs on the 1st June 2011 at 21:02 UT beginning a triple whammy of eclipses in the next month.
This eclipse takes place at 11Gem01 trine Saturn and square Juno and Chiron. Continue reading
The Full Moon in Taurus occurs on the 21st November 2010 at 6.27pm (GMT) at 29TAu18.
The 29th degree of any sign is called an ‘anaretic degree’. As the last degree of a sign, the influence of the sign is weakening, blending almost into the next sign. Celeste Teal talks of this degree as having ‘defective vision’. Continue reading
Every year between the 17th July and the 24th August, the Earth passes through a trail of debris left by the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet was discovered in 1862 but records of the Perseids date back to 36AD. As the Earth passes through the debris, the dust is drawn to the Earth’s atmosphere. A tiny speak of dust can burn spectacularly in the night sky. As many as 60 – 100 meteors per hour can be seen in a clear sky in the countryside. Travelling at around 37 miles per second the meteors heat up to somewhere in the region of 3000 degrees Fahrenheit and either vaporise or explode. As a result of this, the August sky in the Northern Hemisphere is filled with glorious streaks of light – shooting stars. If you have a wish to make, now might be a good time to catch a falling star! Continue reading