Courage to Love – New Moon in Aries

New Moon Forecast is an astrological report from 5.4. – 4.5.2019

The birth of a New Moon in Aries is like a lazy old band that’s been playing gooey and slightly out of tune slow dances way too long, suddenly gets a boost and starts blasting energetic marches causing bafflement in the tired and bit drunken crowd. Even though there’s still three planets in Pisces (Mercury, Neptune and Venus), we’re slowly creeping away from the vague Pisces time, towards perky, active and life sprouting spring.

That elusive and dreamy, yet incredibly sensitive and romantic Pisces energy gets it’s final peak for now on at Wednesday 10th of April when the planet of earthly love (Venus) joins the planet of universal and divine love (Neptune). Depending on the situation and person this might signify angel choirs singing while your loved one gets down on one knee at the most sentimental way, or on the other hand it might imply your readiness to see through your self-delusions and start loving yourself so much that you are willing to get rid of your tiresome role of a martyr and saviour that you finally start dabbling your shiny mermaid tail to swim at high speed to much clearer waters. Then there probably are some other alternatives to experience this time too, but that’s left to be seen.

Mercury is leaving this time of surreal thinking behind and moves to Aries on 17th of April. There it will quite happily cut corners and jump into hasty conclusions. This is a time for swift decisions, impulsiveness, impatience and bluntness in communication and that might surprise even them, who don’t normally identify with that type of behaviour. Venus moves from Pisces to Aries on 20th of April and along that romance is about to get some speedy ride. Willingness to go bravely forward, even if there are emotional risks involved, may be easier than in a long time. Adrenaline flows in Aries times (testosterone might be high too), so it’s all about going straight to the point, no games, no plays, no strategies, thank you very much. Everything should be how it seems and all situations should have a simple and quick solution. Control-Alt-Delete.

Some buts might get on the way though. South Node of the Moon that represents past experiences, is having two stern hard house guests. Pluto, that symbolises irrational fears, power, manipulation and all the gloomy bugbears in our inner dark corners, is there with Saturn, that represents restrictions, rules, obstacles and control. They might get opposite on your way to carefree, flowery fields of new beginnigs. This time might lift to the surface some things from the past that you need to face and take care of before moving on. More likely than that, they are old beliefs and programmings, that your past experiences made you digest and think as they are truth. Before you weight your head down, become discouraged and give up your dreams and plans, be make sure the things you think are on the way are real and not just some old echoes form the past. If it truly is something concrete that is restricting your freedom (like small children, way too late tax return or imprisonment), just face the situation just as it is, without unnecessary incendiary interpretations, be practical and do what need to be done in order to still be able to start something new in your life that makes life feel exciting and worth living for.

If you spend too long digging in your starting point you might accidentally cave a grave. Or at least so deep hole that it’s not that easy to get up from there any time soon. It really is quite a strong confrontation in the air at the moment between enthusiastic and eager Aries and those fears and suspicions that are holding New Moon in their tight grip. This just might be one of those situations where you can’t go around the obstacle but instead you have to go through. No matter how scared you might be, saddle the horse and hop on.


“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” C. JoyBell C.

Main themes of the month: 

discipline and order, army, military, demanding, accomplishments, ambition, competion, greed for gain, pover struggles, bellicosity, readiness to fight, get a grip of oneself, control, determinity, strict attitude, radical life changes, ”enough is enough”, last straw, facing one’s past, giving up lies, seeing through illusions, truthfulness, realites, obstacles and restrictions from past, punishment, eagerness to move forward vs. lacking courage

Astrology of New Moon: 

Sun and Moon in Aries square Pluto and Saturn, opposition Pallas Athene and trine Ceres. Khiron sextile Mars. Pluto, Saturn and South Node in conjunct. Pluto sextile Mercury and Neptune. Neptune conjunct Mercury and Venus. Jupiter goes retrograde10.4. Mercury ingress Aries 17.4. Full Moon in Libra 19.4. Venus ingress Aries 20.4. Sun ingress Taurus 20.4. Pluto goes retrograde 24.4. Saturn goes retrograde 30.4. New Moon in Taurus 5.5.



Relationship karma activation

Now she sings, now she sobs. Life.

Bought this gorgeous Celestite last week as a (one of the many) birthday present pour moi. Love this angel stone so much. But to keep things real I’d like to add WHERE DO THESE FEELINGS COME AND WHERE CAN I PUT THEM?! 😱

Not going to have a Full Moon Event (Täydenkuun ilta) on Thursday, but for those who’d like to know, Full Moon is in Libra 0 and Sun is in conjunct of the Wounded Healer Chiron on Aries point. This is potent stuff. Be ready for some relationship karma activation. Hurt, disappointment, sorrow, fear, feelings of inadequancy and all their friends and family might just revisit from the past in the most cunning ways. Oh the joys of being human. Obviously all is in the name of SEEING what is inside. And TO SEE IS TO BE FREE. That’s what we all want, right kiddos?

Best gift ever is to be Alive

This is one of my favourite pictures of all time. I used to live there, right next to this little faerie meadow. But that was now and this is then. It’s my Birthday today. I’m very happy that I’ve been born, that I got this body, that I was gifted this life. It’s all been a gift. One gift after another. Gift, gift, gift. Life doesn’t owe me anything. Not even an apology. Why should it? Because I have suffered? Because I have been sick and poor? Because my heart has been broken, time and time again. Naah, it’s been one helluva story. And if I’m blessed enough, it’ll keep going for a some while more with sunshine and rainfalls, thunder and blizzards. All of that bein a gift, gift, gift. So grateful for being alive. So blissed to have a heart. So lucky to love. ♡

“When you die to the past and the future, you come alive.” Sri Bhagavan

🎵 Björk – All is Full of Love 🎵

You are the Path

And one day you see. Then everything changes. You realise there’s nothing to forgive, nothing to heal. It was all just a misunderstanding, an error in the thinking mind. And when you see you know there’s nowhere to go, not in a spiritual sense anyway. You are not on the path, you are the path. 

(Churchbells are tolling outside right now when I’m writing this, what and awesome moment.) ♡

#toseeistobefree #youarethepath

Mystic and Magical – New Moon in Pisces

New Moon Forecast is an astrological report from 6.3. to 4.4.2019

New Moon in Pisces is ethereal, sensitive, intuitive, creative, passionate, devotional and quite magical. Mercury, the planet of mind and thinking, has just turned it’s powers inwards and started it’s retrograde phase in Pisces, the sign of the mystics and poets. This cycle of the Moon is indeed the time of dreamers, light bearers, visionaries and love infused light beings. It might be better to forget all about logic and rationality, forget everything that has something to do with precis measures, details or strict arrangements (gee, for some of us it’s time to do our annual tax-return!) , because collective mind is now turned, if not off altogether, then at least upside down and to a whole different frequency. If we try to force our mind to be pedantic, if we even think it should be as sharp as we’re used to, then there might be some unpleasant surprises or frustrating disappointments in store for us.

This cycle of the Moon is truly exceptionally like from a fairy-tale, but the magic can also be artificial, deceptive and momentary, or it can be very real and trustworthy, depending on frequency and the source it’s coming from.

New Moon is born in Pisces at 16 degree and it’s Sabian Symbol is ”In The Quiet Of His Study A Creative Individual Experiences A Flow Of Inspiration”. And this is what it’s all about now. Silence your mind and and dive into the inner flow of your creativity. New Moon is in conjunct with it’s own ruler Neptune that makes this time even more dreamy and sensitive. There’s also Vesta, the asteroid of kundalini and fire of the soul, in conjunct with Sun, Moon and Neptune. That can be the time when our dormant inner passion awakens or when we find ‘The Thing’ we want to dedicate our whole life to. Even if Pisces is often elusive and obscure, Vesta brings such focus, integrity and determination to it that it can burn all the obstacles away.

This is a time of a soul burning love and intensity, but not necessarily in the way that one might think. Many of us who are living aligned with their soul’s purpose may experience a huge inspiration and almost torrid passion, freely flowing creativity and blossoming of the heart that they may have to be extra careful to take care of their physical needs and invest on being in balance in order to stay grounded and not turn into the fiery will-of-the-wisp and vanish into some other realms.

Retrograding Mercury is in conjunction with Chiron, which has just changed its sign and started a journey in Aries. This has to do with bravery to start new things and have courage to be exactly who you are carrying your own flag, head held high. Chiron most often represents everything to do with health and well-being, it has a strong healer, teacher and shaman energy. Mercury and Chiron together with this exceptionally spiritually strong New Moon can make us see, feel and realise something that the mundane mind can’t understand and maybe even accept. We are definitely living marvelous times and for some people this may be a real shamanic journey to realms within and beyond mind to the dark chambers of consciousness and to the wonderful magical worlds of your imagination. But without the clarity of consciousness and the light of awareness, there might only be mirages and quicksand ahead. Everything that shines isn’t gold.

In the symbol of Pisces there are two fish swimming towards two different directions bound together from their tails. As great as the present energy is in this time, a great pontential to be betrayed is also present. Without clarity and clear consciousness this time can be full of haze, great confusion, uncertainty, insecurity and pointless fantasies. If your inner compass doesn’t work, you have a great danger to fall into the things that seem good on the surface and believe beautiful words which all turn out to be just empty promises, illusions and false mental images. But there’s a blessing hidden in it too, sometimes a disappointment is the thing that makes us wake up and gives us an ability to see through the irrelevant, reach for something real beyond thoughts and material.

If you’ve always gone where the fence is the lowest, avoided or ran from something that’s felt too much effort or unpleasant, or other than that tried to reach something in dishonest ways, the payment time is now. Many of the wrong decisions made in the past, fraud, deception and everything that we’re carrying the guilt from (even though we wouldn’t even remember it) might come back around waiting to be paid off with the most bizarre ways. Nonetheless or just because of this there is a tremendous love and mercy present and it is our job to see it and thank it with a humble heart.

”Let go of what has passed. Let go of what may come. Let go of what is happening now. Don’t try to figure anything out. Don’t try to make anything happen. Relax, right now, and rest.” Tilopa

Main themes of the month: 

drowsiness, absentmindedness, forgetfulness, sensitivity, emotion, empathy, inspiration, limitlessness, uncertainty, confusion, vagueness, shady, devotion, dedication, universal love, activation of the heart centre, oneness, oneconsciousness, awakening of kundalini, spiritual experiences, shamanism, creativity, dreams, visions, surrender, opening of the heart, floating, meditation, yoga, tantra, gentleness, love, seeing through ego’s lies

Astrology of New Moon: 

Sun and Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune and Vesta, sextile Mars and Saturn, square Jupiter. Chiron conjunct Mercury. Pluto and Saturn conjunct South Node. Mercury retrograde 5.3.-28.3. Uranus ingress Taurus 6.3. Sun ingress Aries 20.3. Full Moon in Libra 21.3. Venus ingress Pisces 26.3. Mars ingress Gemini 31.3.



Ideas Outside the Box – New Moon in Aquarius

New Moon Forecast is an astrological report from 4.2. to 5.3.2019

February’s New Moon in Aquarius provides us for the first time in a long time with somewhat refreshing, airy, light and innovative wibes. The feeling in the air is exactly like one feels after a thorough cleaning, after every single bag of old clothing, extra stuff and useless rubbish have been carried out of the apartment and it’s time to buy a huge bunch of rainbow coloured tulips. The feeling you get, sitting there in the long awaited morning sunshine, a blank paper in front of you, new plans tickling in your stomach.

In astrology the Moon represents emotions, intuition, relationship to one’s body and wellness, safety, routines, home, caring, and everything that’s instinctive, reactive and familiar. The Moon is the Mother in us; how we feed, nourish and take care, but it’s also the Child in us who needs to be cared for, nourished and kept safe. The Moon is in a very unfamiliar territory in Aquarius, because there isn’t a sign that’s as independent, intellectual, rational and avoidant of everything the Moon stands for than the Water Bearer.

This rational, logistic and extremely mental Moon in Aquarius gets even more of analitistic and rationality when Mercury, which represents thinking, is in conjunct with the Sun and the Moon of the New Moon. So it might be accurate to say that this specific New Moon could be called ”an Engineer’s Moon”. Aquarius has always been said to be either a madman or a genius, usually both at the same time. There’s only a fair line to tell the difference between a genius who’s ahead of their time and 
has exceptional ideas, and a manic folio hatted conspiracy theorist.

Mars that represents energy, action and assertiveness is conjunct Uranus, Aquarius’s own ruler planet. Mars and Uranus in Aries give a very charged, exciting, impulsive and a bit crazy energy to this time. Ideas and plans may get a really rapid beginning.The fuse igniter is so short that at it’s worst the whole thing may explode at one’s hands. This is a very volatile combination. But at it’s best it can support those who are too scared and timid to defend oneself or spend years after years pondering on a possible next move but never actually taking it. This time might give some courage and assertiveness needed to those in need of it.

So it completely depends on the person and their life situation how these energies manifest. Impulsive people who eat risks for breakfast may notice that a tiny teeny bit of consideration might have been a marvelous idea before quitting the job, burning the rental contract or sending that breakup text to your loving long term partner. On the other hand those prone to clinging to safety and humbly enduring even the worst circumstances this time may give just the right spark to finally initiate the change.

Whatever area in your life or part of yourself that feels outdated or stuck, let these radically fresh and revolutionary energies of this New Moon to blow through and ventilate them. Then you can feel such renewed and sparkling joy that this change – small or big – brings into your life.

Main themes of the month: 

intellect, new ideas and policies, rebel, analytical, freedom, impulsiveness, innovative reformist, independence, volatility, genius, madness, overly emphasized mind and thinking, rationality, new insights, fresh wibes, courage to break oneself free, liberation, learning something new, technology, wild mind, overly active mind, insomnia, restlessness, nervous energy

Astrology of New Moon: 

Sun and Moon in Aquarius conjunct Mercury and sextile Jupiter. Chiron square Venus. Pluto square Mars. Neptune square Jupiter and sextile Saturn. Uranus trine Venus and conjunct Mars. Jupiter trine Mars. Mars trine Venus. Venus ingress Capricorn 4.2. Mercury ingress Pisces 10.2. Mars ingress Taurus 14.2. Chiron retrogrades back to Aries 18.2. Sun ingress Pisces 19.2. Full Moon in Virgo 19.2. Venus ingress Aquarius 1.3. Mercury retrograded 5.3. New Moon in Pisces 5.3.

New Moon Forecast 11.11. – 10.12.2015

The second to last New Moon of the year is born in the sign of an intensive and secretive Scorpio. There is a quite rare pattern called the Finger of God or YOD present at the time of the New Moon, and the finger is pointing at Uranus, the symbol of change, renewal, freedom and rebellion. This is the time to recognise the cause for dis-ease and use that vague, gnawing and frustrating feeling as a compass towards greater revelations, awareness and the knowledge they bring. Free yourself, make individualised choices and reform your life the way that gives you enough independence, space and possibility to walk uncompromisingly your own path. 

The energy of time is now built on a pattern that supports growth and expanding, since Jupiter, “the Great Benefice”, is in a benevolent and encouraging aspect with New Moon’s Sun and Moon. It’s possible to establish or develop something inspiring and successful, and it happens by being aware of the defects and taking a leap on the other side of the comfort zone. This can be related to something concrete and material, or be manifested purely on the spiritual side of life, such as expanding consciousness and increasing awareness. Either way, the horizon will broaden and your perspectives may gain new dimensions.

Mars is still a little while in Virgo in conjunction with Moon’s North Node, emphasizing the meaning of your own goals, confidence and assertiveness. “Create your own destiny” is a good motto for this time, and everything you do in order to clarify, detail or cultivate your plans or means to fulfill them are highly favourable.

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When we get closer to the Full Moon (26.11.), the double act Neptune and Saturn are tightening their strained relation and evoking certain important themes especially in the lives of Sagittarians, Geminis, Pisceans and Virgos, who are born right at the end of the month.

Neptune symbolises fantasy, idealism, sensitivity and escapism, when Saturn as it’s opposite represents concreteness, structures, responsibility, realism (or pessimism) and a sense of duty. We should get these two counterforces to work together in harmony, supporting each others, to make dreams come true, making practical decisions or building helpful routines that can make life flow much easier and brighter.


Which one do you need to strengthen in your life right now, firm sense of responsibility, strict rules and straight limits or more allowing attitude, softness, fairytales and pink candy floss?


Central themes: Sense of direction, focus, independence, own strength, expanding consciousness, new horizons, accepting the pain, turning frustration into an asset and using gnawing emotions as a compass, combining idealism and rationality, balance between duties and dreams.

Astrological codes: Mars conjunct Moon’s North Node, Mars ingress Libra, Neptune SD, Mercury ingress Sagittarius, Venus square Pluto, Sun ingress Sagittarius, Mars quincunx Neptune, Venus opposition Uranus, Uranus semi-sextile Chiron, Saturn square Neptune, Chiron SD, Venus ingress Scorpio, Mars square Pluto, Mercury ingress Capricorn, (Mars opposite Uranus).

New Moon Forecast 18.4. – 17.5.2015

As the first sign on the zodiac, New Moon in Aries (April 18th) launches a brand new cycle, beginning a year-long journey during which the Moon is reborn in each sign of the zodiac, activating different themes in our lives. Whereas March’s new moon in Pisces signaled a time of relinquishing, letting go, and closure, with the current moon, we have reached a new beginning. At best, we may feel like we can make a fresh start, brimming with excitement and childlike pleasure for the opportunities and changes ahead. You can bring this energy into your life by picturing your life as an empty slate in your mind – a tabula rasa –that is unburdened by memory traces from the past, or mental structures of an imagined future. Today is the day to start afresh – light, free, and childlike.

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The new moon being conjunct the Artemis asteroid brings its own interesting flavor to the current period. Out of the Greek goddesses, Artemis was the self-assured and stubborn one, proud in her femininity, and showing solidarity for women; she was a wild and free forest maiden, virgin warrior, midwife, and witch, who knew what she wanted and pursued it tirelessly. What better time, then, than the current moon, to awaken slumbering or active feminine energies, to employ your full potential, and be empowered as never before? I would like say that this moon is dedicated to women who – to quote the title of the famous book by psychoanalyst Clarissa Pinkola Estés – run with the wolves.

All in all, the themes of the current moon are taking initiative, finding and applying one’s own power, frankness, honesty, truth, and discovering hidden strength. The time of victimhood, helplessness , and living in the past is over; embrace your new life as any warrior of light would, and wake up each morning feeling regenerated, cleansed, and full of joy, wonder, and gratitude for the surprises, opportunities, and adventures life has to offer you.

Central themes: new beginnings, excitement, childlikeness, tabula rasa, first steps, courage, trust, a leap into the unknown, wildness, freedom, wild femininity, hidden strength, rebirth.

Astrological codes: Pluto retrograde, Mars square Jupiter, Sun ingress Taurus, Mars trine Pluto, Mars sextil Chiron, Mercury ingress Gemini, Saturn semi-square Uranus, Venus ingress Cancer, Mars ingress Gemini, Mars semi-square Pluto, Mars opposition Saturn.

Translation Katja Nikula

New Moon Forecast 20.3. – 17.4.2015

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We are currently in the middle of one of the most significant and intensive astrological periods in history. Today, on the day of the spring equinox (March 20th), a new moon, also known as a supermoon, is born in Pisces, the last degree of the zodiac. In addition to this, we are also experiencing a solar eclipse – mere days after the harbingers of radical change, revolution and transformation, Uranus and Pluto, complete their three-year battle for power. It is hardly surprising then, that this current period of time is suffused with strong, door-opening energies! You do not have to be especially perceptive to sense the exceptionally activating and stimulating quality of the current atmosphere. Many feel as though they are stuck in overdrive, and the more sensitive one is, the more tightly wound these current energies may make one feel. (Most impacted by the solar eclipse are those whose birth charts feature important factors in the last degrees of Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, or Sagittarius)

Ultimately, it is all about letting go. This cliched phrase means different things for different people, and although it may sound simple, there is something fundamental, something very important and currently relevant, about it. You cannot begin a new life with a bag full of old junk. Forgiveness and giving things up are prevalent themes. The broadening of consciousness, new points of view, new epiphanies that challenge old interpretations are all supported by the current moon cycle. From a spiritual point of view, forgiveness is about seeing events in a different light, and realizing that there is nothing to forgive. Consequently, things that have upset or bothered you might be neutralized. You might feel as if the thing you had intended on carrying with you until the bitter end is suddenly inconsequential, and simply falls away. This phenomenon indicates a release from Karma; something that has been charged with Karmic energy before has now become neutral, and closure has been reached.

As I mentioned in the February forecast, birth charts featuring significant factors in the middle of Capricorn,Cancer, Aries, or Libra (14-16°) have been the ones most impacted by transformative and dismantling energies. Although these stormy energies have manifested on a global scale, there are some people who have been undergoing an internal process of transformation for years. This period of cosmic uprooting is finally coming to its end, allowing for stability and permanence, and a chance to (symbolically), resow this newly ploughed land. Spring is coming. Life begins to bloom once more, and new things will grow from fresh soil, onto a more stable base than before.

Central themes: letting go; giving things away; release from karma; purification; transformation; dismantling of structures; collapse; relinquishing control; exhale; courage to move on; following through; closure; forgiving old debts; release; atonement; letting go of restrictive interpretations of the past; preparing for a new cycle; birth.

Astrological Codes: Solar Eclipse in Pisces, Sun ingress Aries, (Uranus square Pluto), Mercury ingress Aries, Mars ingress Taurus, Mars quincunx Saturn, Mars semisquare Chiron, Jupiter in Direct Motion, Venus ingress Gemini, Mars sextile Neptune, Pluto Retrograde.

New Moon Forecast 19.2. – 19.3.2015

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January’s new moon was in Aquarius and , believe it or not, the year’s second new moon (February 19th) is also in Aquarius – as if to emphasize the independent, mutinous, yet friendly nature of the zodiac. Although the new moon is born in the same sign as last month, the themes of this period are different; Aquarius, always ahead of its time, seeking change and the newest trends, new points of view and ways of doing things, is certainly not one for repetition. The four week long Mercury retrograde, which is now over (also in Aquarius), gave us a chance to reflect on the choices we have made in our lives in a challenging and critical way. The misunderstandings, cancellations, and disrepair connected with Mercury retrograde are behind us for the time being, although we’ll only be properly shot of this theme next month (March 3rd).

The energies of the moon cycle will activate relationship questions and/or creativity. From the dreamy and passive Pisces, the main couple – Mars and Venus – will be moving into the dynamic and initiative Aries at the very start of the period (February 20th). This reflects the climate change in life energies as the fiery, excited, and somewhat self-involved and carefree Aries ushers in the spring, awakening primal instincts and creative powers, and demanding instant attention. This can entail a sense of freedom, and elation over things finally progressing. The downside includes rash and abrupt solutions brought on by festering frustration and an almost obsessive need to take charge and set things in motion, without consulting others.

This moon cycle the bad boys of astrology, Uranus and Pluto, will finally be clashing horns after playing cat and mouse for the past few years. Markers of transformation and the dismantling of ineffective structures, this cosmic renovating team will most impact those whose birth charts include significant factors in the middle of Capricorn,Cancer, Aries, or Libra (approximately 15° on the tropical zodiac. These people have transformation process spanning several years ahead of them, and its objective is to dismantle old ways of operating and old systems of value; to let go of anything that is no longer meaningful, and does not support creativity, happiness, and growth. Naturally, this is also a collective phenomenon, whose influence can be witnessed in wider scope in world events.

Central themes: Straight to business. Excitement. DIY- thinking. Independence, taking initiative, passion. Creative passion. Love. Taking charge. Transformation. Head-on mentality.

Astrological codes: Sun ingress Pisces, Mars ingress Aries, Venus ingress Aries, Mars trine Saturn, Jupiter quincunx Pluto, Jupiter trine Uranus, Mars trine Jupiter, Mars conjunction Uranus, Mars square Pluto, Saturn Direct Motion (March 14th), Uranus square Pluto, Venus ingress Taurus.