Hot Topics!




Welcome to the ‘Hot Topics!’ section of Awakenings.

Here you will find articles on important and often enquired about aspects of astrology. These are not time specific, but instead provide the backdrop against which interpretations are made.

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Here are the articles currently available.

Mercury Retrograde: Don't Panic!The Truth About Mercury Retrograde

There’s always much talk (and a fair amount of hype!) when Mercury turns retrograde, most of it pretty negative and doom laden. This article gives a clearer perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented during this phase.

Read more here.


Eclipses and Their Seasons

Eclipses occur in groups of two or three within an eclipse season which lasts for approximately 36 days. During this time any full or new moons occur as Lunar and Solar Eclipses respectively, although there can be a grey area at the very edge of an eclipse season when a ‘not quite an eclipse’ new or full moon occurs. Read more here.

How to get the best out of a blue moon!

Every now and then you’ll hear that a full moon is designated a blue moon and therefore of particular astrological significance. But you may also notice that different people designate different moons as blue, which can get rather confusing! In fact, there are three different types of blue moon: calendrical, seasonal and astrological. Read more here.

Three Common Misunderstandings About Eclipses

There are three common misunderstandings which propagate like wild fire during eclipse seasons, so I just wanted to clarify a few things that can be a source of confusion. Read my explanation here.


Supermoons and Black Moon Lilith: You Can’t Have One Without the Other!

I hope this whirlwind tour through the world of supermoons will help you better understand their impact in your own life and how to best work with their significant energy for the greater good of all! Read the article here.


How to get the best out of a black moon

Most people have heard of a blue moon but black moons tend to get less attention, despite their equal significance. Just as a blue moon is the second full moon in a solar month, a black moon is the second new moon in a solar month. Read about the significance of a black moon and how best to use its energy here.


Life Under A Lunar Eclipse: Nothing Is Quite As It Seems.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is full and its light is blocked by the earth’s shadow. A full moon is traditionally a time of fruition and harvest, but when eclipsed it heralds, instead, hidden fruits and obscured results. Nothing is quite as it seems. If we think we’ve failed, think again – all is not lost. Read more here.


Solar Eclipses: Their Meaning and Message

A solar eclipse occurs at a new moon and sees the light of the sun obscured by the moon. Astrologically, the sun reflects our core will and essence. It reveals the qualities that we manifest as we mature (giving it a future-oriented quality) and the path we must walk to step into an independent, unique expression of our being. Read more here.