Sharing with you a summary of 2016 key dates/times of the Full & New Moons (including our Super Moons, Micro Moons, Blue Moons & Black Moons), Lunar & Solar Eclipses, Mercury Retrogrades, Equinoxes & Solstices, energetics of our Outer Planets and the Numerology for 2016.
Please also check my Monthly Numerology & Lunar Energetics Reports for a more detailed insight into the current months happenings
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All times below are Queensland Australian Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise indicated. Nearest capital city is Brisbane in the State of Queensland, Australia. To convert this time to your current place of residence in the world please visit: World Clock Time Converter>>
New Moons & Full Moons 2016
The moon and its position within our celestial sky holds a powerful frequency that affects our day to day beingness here on Earth. The moons electro-magnetic frequency as it waxes and wanes each month effects our physiology, our emotional/mental responses and spiritual potential.
The energy from the New Moon up to the Full Moon is gradually building in strength and intensity; thus the New Moon is a great time to set your intentions, write down goals or begin new projects for the forthcoming cycle. Consider sitting in ceremony or personal meditation and affirming to the Universe your intentions & inner-most heartfelt desires for the cycle.
From Full Moon to the New Moon the energy is gradually decreasing in strength and intensity… thus is a time to release and let go of any areas in your life that no longer serve your higher purpose. The Full Moon is a perfect time to connect in ceremony (personal or group), light a candle and release/transmute through sacred ritual that which no longer serves.
Please view our ‘Monthly Lunar Reports‘ published at the beginning of each month, that describe the energy of each months New & Full Moons and how to work with their potentials.
NEW MOON dates for 2016:
||TRANSIT||TIME – AEST
||Your LOCAL Time|
|10 Jan 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|11:30 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|9 Feb 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|12:38 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|9 Mar 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|11:54 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|7 Apr 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|9:23 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|7 May 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|5:29 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|5 Jun 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|12:59 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|4 Jul 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|9:00 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|3 Aug 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|6:44 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|1 Sep 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|7:03 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|1 Oct 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|10:11 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|31 Oct 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|3:38 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|29 Nov 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|10:18 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|29 Dec 2016|| Moon & Sun in
|4:53 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
FULL MOON dates for 2016:
|FULL MOON||TRANSIT||TIME – AEST||Your Local Time|
|24 Jan 2016|| Moon in LEO,
Sun in AQUARIUS
|11:45 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|23 Feb 2016|| Moon in VIRGO,
Sun in PISCES
|4:19 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|23 Mar 2016|| Moon in LIBRA,
Sun in ARIES
|10:00 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|22 Apr 2016|| Moon in SCORPIO,
Sun in TAURUS
|3:23 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|22 May 2016|| Moon in SAGITTARIUS,
Sun in GEMINI
|7:14 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|20 Jun 2016|| Moon in SAGITTARIUS,
Sun in GEMINI
|9:02 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|20 Jul 2016|| Moon in CAPRICORN,
Sun in CANCER
|8:56 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|18 Aug 2016|| Moon in AQUARIUS,
Sun in LEO
|7:26 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|17 Sep 2016|| Moon in PISCES,
Sun in VIRGO
|5:05 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|16 Oct 2016|| Moon in ARIES,
Sun in LIBRA
|2:23 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|14 Nov 2016|| Moon in TAURUS,
Sun in SCORPIO
|11:52 pm AEST||Find your Local Time >|
|14 Dec 2016|| Moon in GEMINI,
Sun in SAGITTARIUS
|10:05 am AEST||Find your Local Time >|
Blue Moons & Black Moons 2016
Please read my Article on Blue Moons & Black Moons, to understand more about the energy/definition.
Blue Moons – Saturday 21 May 2016
Super Moons & Micro Moons 2016
Please read my Article on Super Moons & Micro Moons, to understand more about the energy/definition and the Super Moons & Micro Moons of 2016.
Super Moons – There are 6 supermoons in 2016 – the new moons of March, April and May, and the full moons of October, November and December. Read More >
Micro Moons – Friday, 22 April 2016. Read More >
Mercury Retrogrades for 2016
Mercury only takes 88 days to transit around the Sun, whereas Earth takes approximately 365 days… hence at times during Mercury’s transit, from the position of Earth, Mercury appears to be moving backwards (Retrograde) in our skies.
Mercury rules all communications such as computers, phones, travel, electronics and all business/personal communications & documentations. When mercury moves retrograde and into the darker recesses of our psyche, this may herald a time of misunderstandings, mis-communications, computers & electronics crashing and plans going haywire !
So how do you you consciously work with Mercury Retrograde ? Just consider all the ‘RE’s’, ie re-evaluations, re-checking, re-pair, re-store etc., urring on the side of caution and making sure all details are attended to. This is not a favourable time for signing contracts and do remember to back up your computers BEFORE mercury goes retro.
Rather than perceive Mercury Retrograde as a negative time, I prefer to work with the energy as a wonderful ‘inward’ time to recalibrate my visions and move forward in conscious action when Mercury moves direct.
Please read my article on Retrograde Planets to understand more about this phenomenon.
Mercury Retrograde – January 5/6, in Aquarius
Mercury Direct – January 25, in Capricon
Mercury Retrograde – April 28/29, in Taurus
Mercury Direct – May 22, in Taurus
Mercury Retrograde – August 30/31, in Virgo
Mercury Direct – September 21/22, in Virgo
Other Retrograde Planets for 2016
Sharing with you dates of our Retrograde planets for 2016.
To read about the energetics of the Retrogrades of each planet please read my article on Retrograde Planets.
Venus Retrograde – No Retrogrades for 2016
Mars Retrograde – April 17/18, 2016
Mars Direct – June 29,2016
Jupiter Retrograde – January 7/8, 2016
Jupiter Direct – May 9, 2016
Saturn Retrograde – March 25/26, 2016
Saturn Direct – August 13, 2016
Uranus Retrograde – July 29/30, 2016
Uranus Direct – December 29, 2016
Neptune Retrograde – June 13/14, 2016
Neptune Direct – November 19/20, 2016
Lunar & Solar Eclipses 2016
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon is full and the Earth blocks the Suns rays from partially/fully reaching the Moon, thus the Moon is cast within the Earth’s shadow. A Lunar Eclipse provides a quantum opportunity to release deep-seated wounds, move beyond old fears and to transcend negative patterns or traits within the shadow self. It is time to ECLIPSE anything that maybe holding you back.
A Solar Eclipse occurs on the New Moon, whereby the Moon moves between the Earth and Sun, obscuring Earth’s view of the Sun. The energy of a Solar Eclipse ‘obscures’ our vision forward, such that we can take time to reflect on the present and truthfully see how this relates to our past.
Please read my article on the Energy of Lunar & Solar Eclipses to understand how to work with these energetic potentials.
Here are the Eclipse dates for 2016:
Total Solar Eclipse – March 8/9 , 2016
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – March 23, 2016
Annular Solar Eclipse – September 1, 2016
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – September 16/17, 2016
Equinoxes & Solstices 2016
Due to the tilt in our Earth’s axis of rotation, throughout the calendar year the Sun appears to rise and fall in different regions of the Sky, creating the Seasons of the year. This is not of course due to the Sun moving, but due to the Earth moving relative to the Sun.
The four season’s come into fruition by the two Equinox’s and the two Solstices each Solar year. Please see my article on the Energy of the Equinoxes & Solstices per solar year and the potential they create within our lives here on Earth.
Equinoxes for 2016
In each solar year we have two Equinox’s, one in March (usually around the 20/21st) and one in September (usually around the 22/23rd).
The Equinox is where day and night are of equal length – the energies coming together as one – Heaven & Earth, Spirit & Matter. As the Spring Equinox we prepare for our re-birth and awakening from the sleep of winter (the great exhalation of the Cosmic Breath) and at the Autumn Equinox we are bringing our energy inward, in preparation for the rest ahead (the great inhalation of the Cosmic Breath). It is these polarities that make up the whole.
Dates of our 2016 Equinoxes:
20 March 2016 – 2:30 pm AEST
23 September 2016 – 12:21 am AEST
Solstices for 2016
In each solar year we have two Solstice’s, one in June (usually around the 20/21st) and one in December (usually around the 21/22nd).
The Longest day of the year (longest day of sunlight) is the June Summer Solstice (Northern Hemisphere) and the December Summer Solstice (Southern Hemisphere). Conversely the Shortest day of the year (shortest hours of sunlight) is the June Winter Solstice (Southern Hemisphere) and the December Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere).
Where ever you are on Earth, the Summer/Winter Solstice represents an opportunity to celebrate your LIGHT. As we move into the threshold of a new cycle, it is a time to come together with all humanity through the LOVE of our LIGHT and send a wave of unifying peace through the Crystalline Wisdom Field of our Earth.
Dates of our 2016 Solstices:
21 June 2016 – 8:34 am AEST
21 December 2016 – 8:44 pm AEST
Energetics of Outer Planets in 2016
Jupiter in Virgo – 11 August 2015 to 9 September 2016: Jupiter (abundance, luck & expansion) moves into Virgo( organised, practical, diligent, cautious, sensible, exacting ) on the 11 August 2015. All those big expansionary plans you made over the last 12 months when Jupiter transited the fiery sign Leo now have the impetus to start to blossom into reality. Jupiter in Virgo inspires you to take practical steps, it is now time to unlock that hidden potential and bring that passion on the inside out into the world ♥
Saturn in Sagittarius – 24 December 2014 to 20 December 2017: Saturn (life lessons, wisdom, karma, responsibility) will move into Sagittarius (freedom, leadership, adventure, spiritual, optimistic) on the 24 December 2014 for the first time in 30 years. (Note it will retro back into Scorpio between June 2015 to Sept 2015 next year). Sagittarius rules the nineth house of foreign affairs, philosophy, higher education and world affairs. Jupiter is the planetary ruler of Sagittarius concerning money, luck, travel and spiritual learning. As Saturn thus transits Sagittarius for the next 3 years Saturn (limiting) is dissecting the Sagittarian/Jupiter (expansive) traits and offerring us a deep insight into our psyche and the opportunity to travel far with our insights (Sagittarian freedom) to implement that which we have learnt in the present (Saturn, structure).
Uranus in Aries – 27 May 2010 to 15 May 2018: Uranus (rebellion, freedom, unconventional, technological advancement, humanitarianism) moved into Aries (Leader, impatient, risk taker) in May 2010. It will be in Aries for 8 years, briefly entering Taurus in May 2018, then it will retrograde back into Aries on 6 Nov 2018 until 6 March 2019. The last time Uranus was in Aries was 84 years ago !
This period heralds a time of finding your own two feet, your independence and finding freedom to be YOU. This is a time to move beyond the boundaries of the BOX and own your I AM and not be drawn or defined by the memes of society. As Einstein said ‘you can’t solve a problem from the same level of consciousness that created it’… thus this is a time to think / feel / be expanded consciousness to solve the problems of today. Expect the unexpected during this time… and live your life as a direct expression of spirit unique to you… and allow your rawness to empower others to do the same.
Neptune in Pisces – 4 April 2011 to 15 May 2018: Neptune (Illusion, deception, creativity) moved into Pisces (Sensitive, psychic, dreamy, creative, charitable) in April 2011. The last time Neptune entered Pisces was in 1848, three years after it was discovered in 1845.
Neptune in Pisces in it’s fullest potential is an awakening to the DIVINE from within. It fosters a movement beyond materialism / consumerism and the foundations of religious dogma. Neptune in Pisces fosters spiritual transformation. This energy provides a potential for humanity to expand beyond perceived limitations through dedicated spiritual practice and to find AUTHENTIC TRUTH. Allow your IMAGINATION to SEE beyond the illusion and awaken to living with Spirit through heart-n-soul.
Pluto in Capricorn – 26 Jan 2008 to 23 March 2023: Pluto (transformation & empowerment) moved into Capricorn (Practical, realist, reliable, hard worker) in Jan 2008. Pluto was in Sagittarius prior to moving into Capricorn, where it had been transiting since 1995. Pluto was last in Capricorn Nov 1762 until Dec 1778.
Heralding transformation, Pluto in Capricorn is about death and rebirth or endings and beginnings. It is a time of breaking down all old outdated structures… structures that embody power & control such as governments, corporations & religion. This dismantling then creates opportunities to rebuild solid foundations from the ground up and inside-out… structures that support communities, humanity and the sustainable life of this planet.
Chiron in Pisces – 20 April 2010 to 23 April 2023: Chiron (wounded healer) moved into Pisces (Sensitive, psychic, dreamy, creative, charitable) in April 2010. Chiron was only discovered in 1977 (though there are pre-discovery photos dating back to 1895). It takes 52 years for Chiron to transit out sun.
Chiron is the wounded healer, be it our wounds that are physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. As Chiron transits Pisces it opens a potential to ‘heal our wounds’ beyond just structure & the physical, to a more conscious state of healing of the body, mind & spirit . Thus this 13 year transit provides a real opportunity to ‘heal’ areas of your life and facilitate deep transformation. It is an opportunity to repattern the hologram, or transcend deep cellular or DNA imprints and attune to higher states of consciousness. Victimhood will become a thing of the past (if you so choose), and forgiveness along with all things mystical and unseen heals.
Numerology of 2016
The number ‘9’ in numerology represents completion and endings. A universal ‘9’ year is a time to acknowledge how far you have come and reflect on your lessons/learnings this past cycle, embracing the wisdom of the journey, then taking on board those learnings in order to prepare for a new cycle.
In a ‘9’ universal year you will ‘reap what you have sown’…. ie what you have woven into the fabric of your life over the last cycle will be presented to you in all its glory. If you do not like what it is before you, then a ‘9’ universal month is a perfect opportunity for you to re-evaluate your life (career, relationships, finances… everything !!!) and begin the next month with a new outlook which matches your life envisioning.
Many of us in a ‘9’ universal year can feel a bit edgy…. as you sit of the precipice of a whole now cycle which begins the following year. You may feel like you have outgrown every thing in your life, and what you used to love just doesn’t have the same appeal any more. My advice would be to hang in there, have gratitude and appreciation for what you have been blessed with over this last cycle… and then with gratitude you can then embrace the following ‘1’ vibrational year with wild abandon !!!!!
Other Calendar Systems
There are many calendars that track time/consciousness here on Earth today – such as the Gregorian, Hebrew, Islamic, Chinese, Hindu, Mayan to name but a few. Thus each Calendar system will have an energetic influence upon those that ‘live’ by the Calendar System. Forinstance, 2015 in the Gregorian Calendar equates in the Hebrew Calendar to 5776 & 5777, in the Islamic Calendar to 1437 & 1438 and in the Chinese Calendar 4714 or 2130. Thus you can adjust the above calculations according to the Calendar System that influences your life here on Earth.
© Simone M. Matthews
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