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Sunday 3 June 2012

Full Moon Eclipse and the Venus Retrograde: astrologer Yasmin Boland explains it all

Feeling a little off kilter lately? It's likely you are feeling the effects of the full moon. Let me explain: on Monday June 4 [tomorrow], at 9.11pm AEST, there will be a significant full moon eclipse that brings with it the opportunity to let go of anything that no longer serves you.  

I was lucky to have the opportunity to speak with renowned astrologer Yasmin Boland [below] a few days ago, in anticipation of this significant event on the lunar calendar.

As we move towards this astrological event, many of us are said to feel the effects of it, and are thinking about what really matters and what needs to be chucked out - literally or metaphorically. It could be clutter that needs to go, it could be attachment to an ex, it could be fear you need to ditch.

Yasmin says that this is also a good time to talk about Venus Retrograde - that's the planet of love and abundance - going backwards. Combined with the full moon eclipse, it's a time to re-evaluate everything. 

Says Yasmin: "We get a full moon every month and then about four times a year. We get four eclipses, and of those four, usually two are full moon eclipses, so they’re quite rare.

"So, there’s a full moon happening this Monday night. Full moons are always about letting go and about moving on. You imagine, when there is a full moon we plant the seeds, and then between the new moon and the full moon the seeds will either sprout or you get a whole stack of weeds. 

"And then by the time it’s the full moon it’s time to weed your metaphorical garden and get rid of anything that isn’t a beautiful flower. And so, even though that’s a slightly naff, poetic way of describing what happens, it what occurs to us during the lunar cycle.

"Now that happens every month so in theory every month we should be letting go of our anger and our resentment, or rubbish we’ve bought at garage sales. It's also about bigger things… sometimes relationships will come to a head, too.

"The full moon eclipse then, is like the full moon on steroids. It’s a time when people are feeling very anxious, and perhaps holding onto things they can’t let go of. But I think a lot of people are going to wake up on Tuesday morning feeling quite different, better.

"I am always amazed at how full moons can make me feel quite tense, and I don’t realise what's going on and then I remember, oh my gosh, it’s the full moon and then I get it. That whole desire for change goes, well, quadruple at the time of the eclipse.

"And the other thing is that Venus is the planet of love and Venus retrograde is about a love you lost, or it could be about a place you loved to visit, or about something you used to love that once meant a lot to you so it all ties in with the full moon eclipse , because it’s a great time to let go of all your stuff, and it’s a really good time to look into your past and into your heart. 

"But that in itself can be quite challenging to people. You get ‘stuff’ coming up, which can be hard to deal with.

"If someone you love has died, you have a deep reservoir of sadness inside you, and all that emotion comes up, and this comes out the most intensely at full moon time.

"You have to let it go because it’s really bad for you to hang onto this stuff all the time. If you read Deepak Chopra, in his book 'Ageless Body, Timeless Mind', he says that when you have an unresolved sadness or resentment or anger, your body is like a time bomb, ticking away, releasing toxins into your systems. 

"And so, ideally it's a time to surrender and move forward."

What are you planning on letting go of tomorrow night?

More about Yasmin:

Journalist turned astrologer and New Age writer, Yasmin Boland, has been scouring the skies for insights for over 10 years. Passion turned to profession when she realised just how much the astrological ‘weather’ affects everyone, herself included, and she started writing about it.

As a result, she’s now read by millions of people each week via her astrology and New Age columns in publications including the Sunday Telegraph, madison, Cleo and New Idea. She also writes the daily Stars for Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand, and for various US and UK sites. Her website www.moonology.com is one of the most popular astrology sites in Australia with around 850,000 page views a month. 

She’s also the author of several books – two novels, one non-fiction book and two series of astrology books published in Australia, the UK and India and distributed internationally.

Read more about Yasmin here: http://www.yasminboland.com/extras-astrology-moonology/about-yasmin-boland/#ixzz1d5NeLZtG

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for explaining about venus retrograde. I've found its helped me to rethink my way forwards and learn from my mistakes. Thanks for the clarity and explanation.