by Robert Wilkinson
In part 1 we explored some basics of the coming Lunar Eclipse. So what else can we expect from this Summer's Full Moon Eclipse? Look for new freedom by turning corners into identifying with a larger life that shows as a new balance, perspective, or ideal. Of course, there's more!
For most, tugs of war between what's old and new. It could be vain ideals crumbling before liberating vistas of action, old rationalizations dying to new responsibilities and duties, or old rigidity ending through decisions that bring forth new archetypes of Being.
For some, violent or excessively forceful exertions or reckless behavior that will crash against the Higher Law that's emerging. For others, a new set of roles, goals, ideals, and "greatness calling its own to itself." This Lunation will precipitate the culmination of old habits and the emergence of new authority through dynamic and/or frictional changes that will be crystallized in new purposes by August.
The Eclipse Sun is conjunct Mercury both opposed to the very tight Moon conjunct Pluto. A very powerful T-square is created by the close Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Aries, throwing the void into the span of 1-5 Libra. Since the void of a T-square shows the problem and the solution, it clearly indicates a time to emerge from superficiality and politeness into more autonomous self-initiated archetypes of doing our Being.
The good news is that most of the squares and oppositions are separating, showing past events. The only powerful forming aspects are Mercury opposed to Pluto, Jupiter squaring Pluto, and the Moon septile Neptune, thus triggering the Grand Irrationality.
The frictional aspects to Pluto can help us bust dishonest people and activities while staying clear about our sense of the potentials and not yielding our view to others' negativity or misguided understanding. Other challenges shown by these aspects involve avoiding secret deals and activities, not working against our best interests, and being open and above-board in making clear and specific demands on circumstances so they continue to bring us the advantages we require to live our emerging archetype of Being.
Learn to keep your eyes on the prize and not let restricting conditions deflect you from the possibilities you're seeing. Open to new revelations and discoveries, and be independent in your judgments regarding emergent trends. As for the powerful and very important Moon conjunct Pluto septile Neptune, I'll discuss it a few paragraphs downstream.
Though not yet exact, we are already experiencing forms of Uranus square Pluto, discussed in The Coming Cardinal Squares and Crosses of Saturn in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries 2009-2010-2011-2012-2013 and more particularly in Explaining the Squares and Oppositions of 2009-2010-2011-2012-2013 Pt.3 - Uranus in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn. Revisiting these will yield clues as to how we can best use the coming Saturn in Libra opposition Uranus in Aries followed by Saturn square Pluto, this happening in August.
Since early Libra is the void in this Lunar Eclipse Cardinal T-square, you can expect major developments as Mars moves through early Libra at the end of July and first week of August, activating what Saturn will crystallize between July 21 and September 7. We began rehearsing these lessons and skills between November 2009 and early April 2010 when Saturn occupied the first 5 degrees of Libra. By August, we'll be living our new archetype of Being, however we've learned and prepared for that over the past 8 months.
Through the challenges and changes, what is left behind and what is integrated by these Eclipse squares and oppositions, we will ultimately be led to freedom from old social norms and find joy in communing in fellowship with others who share our wisdom, heart strength, and commitment to a shared "greatness."
As noted yesterday, one major influence is Saturn quincunx Neptune, forcing adjustments in how we deal with what is to bring forth a larger ideal, or adjusting the ideal so we can accomplish it with the means we've claimed as our own since December 2008. Listen to "the music of the spheres" to find your voice in the larger choir of activity, find a "harmonic understanding" to boost your faith, weigh alternatives as you stand on the threshold of new activity, pierce through appearances, and see the latent worth in things using creative imagination.
There really aren't many forming aspects in the chart. Other than what I've discussed, the only others of note due to close orb are Mercury and the Sun novile Venus, and Venus sesquisquare Jupiter and Uranus.
These involve following the agitations and "putting on the show" the best we're able, while letting things cook awhile even though we may find that we're in unfamiliar territory that is testing our will and our willingness. Revelations will come, but only after the wreckage of old forms that could block the emergent life we're all experiencing.
As has frequently happened the past few years, this Eclipse features a dramatic See Saw pattern, with 5 planets plus Chiron in an 88 degree span from 5 Capricorn to 3 Aries in opposition to 5 planets between 3 Cancer and 29 Virgo. The Full Moon oppositions should bring forth diverse realizations over the next few weeks that will lead to separations, polarizations, and awarenesses, most of which we've already glimpsed in the past (due to the separating aspects).
The See Saw cautions us not to get marginalized or out on the periphery of things, and find a whole view to any opposition that can include both views and more. It gives an excellent ability to learn how to triangulate, as well as find ways to "draw a bigger circle" around any opposing forces that encompasses both phases of the polarization.
Saturn and the Moon are rulers of this eclipse, and are not in aspect. That implies whatever Saturn in Virgo lessons we're finishing dominate the back story to the pattern, but won't be involved in the foreground activities shown by the Moon ruling the Sun and Mercury in separating opposition to them.
As has been the case for Eclipses the past several years, all Solar and Lunar Eclipses at this time in history feature Neptune and Pluto in septile, thus stimulating "The Grand Irrationality." This one brings this configuration to the fore, since the Moon is just separating from its conjunction to Pluto (but still occupying the same degree!) while forming a septile to Neptune at the Aquarian penultimate transfiguration degree.
You can find more about the recent activity of this years-long ongoing configuration at Spiritual Astrology in June-July 2010 part 1 - The Grand Irrationality and Forks in the Road for All Signs - An Overview and its companion article, Spiritual Astrology in June-July 2010 part 2 - The Grand Irrationality and When It Will Be Set Into Motion For Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Pisces.
In the Eclipse See Saw Jones pattern, Mercury leads its occupied sector while Pluto leads the other occupied segment. I've spoken about this opposition earlier and how best to use these polarized energies.
Mercury leading its (mostly) inner planet segment shows challenges of coordination and assimilation of personality skills and lessons, while Pluto leading the (mostly) outer planet segment shows we must demonstrate economy of energy and embrace larger purification practices to organize how our Soul embodies its truth in practical activities. This will bring forth seeds of new experiences, new duties, and new authorship in public ways over the next 2+ months as indicated by the eclipse duration.
So the primary irrational influences stem from the continued Neptune septile Pluto, boosted by the Moon's presence boosting the immediacy of the Grand Irrationality influence. Obviously we can expect Eclipse effects to be triggered every time the Moon or an inner planet move through any of the 7 hot zones of the Grand Irrationality during the next few weeks when the eclipse effects are strongest. I'll compose more about the trigger points in time for this in the Spiritual Astrology articles covering August and September.
Other factors coming forth the next 2+ months include chances to combine imagination and skill in forms of "imagineering," bringing our ability to act in practical ways closer to our long term purposes. This period will strip away a lot, and those with intuitive skills may glimpse the vast subtle transitional energies moving us out of the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius.
All in all, a difficult and important Lunar Eclipse. It's also a prelude to the coming powerful Solar Eclipse which will end old habits and forms of enjoying ourselves while introducing other enjoyable social forms that will help us integrate into a larger community where everyone and everything plays its part and we can enjoy social togetherness.
In Part 3 we'll explore more about the qualities of this Lunar Eclipse, which indicate that we'll definitely be going through changes that will break us loose from old structures into new ways of doing our Being, even if it stays more than a bit frictional the entire time. This Eclipse period is one of mobilizing, activating, and bringing forth seeds of the new life structures related to the new Archetypes of Being we've already rehearsed late last year and early this year.
© Copyright 2010 Robert Wilkinson