The Waning Moon transits Cancer from Monday, July 29, to late Wednesday, July 31, during the Gemini Balsamic Moon Phase

Kurt Cobain

Click the image to navigate to Kurt Cobain’s Birth and Suicide Charts. Kurt Cobain was born when the Moon was transiting Cancer, in the Tenth House, and the Sun Pisces, in the Sixth House. The Moon was part of a Water Grand Trine with Mercury in Pisces and Neptune in Scorpio. The Sun was trine Mars in early Scorpio and square Neptune in late Scorpio. His Ascendant was Virgo, with Uranus and Pluto rising on the Eastern Horizon, Pluto in the Twelfth House and Uranus on the same degree as the Ascendant. Ruling Planet Mercury in Pisces, in the Sixth House, was conjunct Chiron and in opposition to Pluto and Uranus, and part of the Grand Trine with Moon and Neptune. His Mars was in Scorpio square Jupiter in Cancer. And his Venus was in Pisces conjunct and midpoint Chiron and Saturn, in the Seventh House. Saturn was conjunct the Black Moon Lilith in Aries. Cobain died of a self inflicted gunshot at the age of 27, on April 5 1994, time unknown. The potential for suicidal tendencies is clearly marked in his Birth Chart and augmented by the Progressions and Transits at the time of death.

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

from Monday, July 29, 9.30 pm,
to Wednesday, July 31, 11.18 pm,
with the ingress into LEO

Suitable energy for home making, looking after the children, nursing the sick, care taking, budgeting, op. shopping, feeding the hungry, cleaning, doing the laundry, recycling, storytelling, creative writing, fantasy or history reading, teaching, psychic insight, intuition. Purchase of children’s clothes, house hold items, blankets, antiques, houses and real estate. Action motivated by sympathetic response and the need to stick to what is familiar and safe. Self protective, reserved in display of feelings, caring. Beware of excessive mothering, dependency, personal bias, emotional manipulation, fear.

  • In the garden Cancer is one of the most, if not the most fertile of all Signs. Everything should do well when planted in Cancer, if the Moon is in the right phase. Plants particularly associated with Cancer are those with a high water content, such as Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons. Cancer is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and deep irrigation.
  • Healing Herbs: Papaya leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.


Balsamic Moon

The GEMINI BALSAMIC MOON PHASE begins on Monday, July 29, 4.58 am,
and ends on Thursday, August 1, 1.11 pm, with the LEO NEW MOON PHASE

The Moon is 45 degrees behind the Sun, only three and half days to New Moon. The Moon light is decreasing rapidly and the lunar energy is now being stored as nutrients in the seeds of future plants. It is also the calm before the storm of activities of the New Moon. Time for contemplation, self reflection and healing. The title Balsamic Moon is derived from the word ‘balsam’, unguent which helps to relieve pain and cure ills. During this time we could distill the essence of our past experience, from the last New Moon up to this point, reflect upon what we have experienced and learnt, getting psychologically ready for the cycle which is about to open. This is a spiritual phase, more suitable for meditation and relaxation than action.

  • In the garden it is certainly no time for planting or sowing, but it is ideal for cultivation, soil conditioning, eradicating pests and unwanted plants and to prune in order to retard growth.