by Robert Wilkinson
You probably don't need reminding, but this is a time of many oppositions with the added energy of the Full Moon bringing many things to a head, so expect internal and external polarizations and realizations. This very strong storm of oppositions we're dealing with began in mid-December and will last through early January.
Adding to the general vibe, we've also been dealing with Venus square Neptune which usually brings conflicted impressions or challenging circumstances in our interactive reality. We're all learning heart and stability, simplifying things to achieve what movement is possible in these trying times.
Another major influence (besides the recent conjunctions to Pluto, purifying and intensifying the long wave process) is the conjunction of Sun and Jupiter on the critical degree of 1 Capricorn. All the first degrees of Cardinal signs are said to be "critical," as they usher in a season as well as a Lunar Mansion, an ancient way of measuring time according to phases of the Moon. This conjunction just illuminated and vitalized our Sag and Pisces sectors in ways that should show to be very empowering wherever it fell.
The blessings come from this Full Moon conjuncting Mars with all opposed to Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter being relieved through the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter quintile Uranus which is tredecile the Moon and Mars. For more on these aspects, please go to this article.This can bring fortunate confrontations with our unused inner power or some part of our psyche we've neglected. Be gentle as you reconnect with deeper parts of you that can make manifest powerful elements of your inner nature and its gifts.
Another favorable part of what's happening is the Full Moon in a sextile-trine with Saturn in early Virgo, assisting us to find unique forms of self expression as a result of quickening the pace, dropping everything that is unnecessary for us to achieve what we need to. So simplify, get to the heart of the matter, take a new look at how to use power effectively, and open to unique realizations and forms of expression. Get an elevated view of a bigger picture, and you could find yourself in a very high state of realizing the interconnections between things.
Since we're still moving through the heart of the zone, use this time of oppositions and polarizations quickly shifting from one point to another to learn adaptation skills, coping skills, and good surfing skills. When in doubt, slow it down, take a new look at everything connected to anger, frustration, impulsiveness, and impatience, and come to a new self discipline and maturity around the wise use of power.
I hope you all had a great Solstice, are having as good a holiday season as you can, and are using the occasional disruptions to go deeper into your compassion, your heart strength, your discipleship discipline, and your appreciation for all that you've been given, are being given, and will be given in times to come.
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson