As noted yesterday, this initiating and intensely magnetic Full Moon increasing personal power and sensitivity falls at 8 degrees of Capricorn and Cancer. This Lunation, helping us settle into playing enjoyable roles expressed through imitative behavior, occurs December 28 at 2:21 am PST, 5:21 am EST, and 10:21 am Greenwich (UT).
Now we take a look at the rising signs around the world. The Lunation finds 7 Scorpio rising in Santa Monica, 29 Libra in Vancouver, 8 Sagittarius in Montreal, and 9 Sagittarius in Washington DC, showing (from west to east) late Libra through early Sagittarius as the rising signs across North America. We move east where we find 6 Aquarius rising in Rio, 19 Aquarius in Lisbon, 22 Aquarius in London, 20 Pisces in Berlin, 11 Aries in Sofia, 20 Aries in Cairo, 10 Aries in Johannesburg, and 22 Taurus in Moscow.
Moving into Asia and Oceana, we find the Ascendants to be 14 Gemini in Abbottabad, 15 Gemini in New Delhi, 5 Gemini in Trivandrum, 16 Cancer in Hong Kong, 13 Leo in Tokyo, 24 Gemini in Perth, 18 Cancer in Melbourne, 3 Leo in Brisbane, 23 Leo in Wellington , and 6 Libra rising on Maui.
Because the New Moon preceding the Full Moon always represents the seed forms that are brought to surface at and after the Full Moon, please check out the recent New Moon Solar Eclipse articles New Moon in Sagittarius Pt. 1 - What’s Happening in December 2012 and January 2013. You'll find more at The December 2012 New Moon in Sagittarius Pt. 2 - - Signs, Sabian Symbols, and What It All Means.
Those around the world who will definitely feel effects of this Full Moon are the places where it falls near the angles of the chart. Places on our list where the Lunation is near the angles and activating energies powerfully are (Sun/Moon): Berlin, Sofia, Cairo, and Johannesburg (MC/IC), Abbottabad, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Perth, and Melbourne (Dsc/Asc), Maui and Vancouver (IC/MC), and Montreal and Washington DC (Asc/Dsc).
Full Moons heighten feelings, due to the opposition of the Moon and the Sun. This particular Lunation uses that opposition to make a very powerful and favorable configuration between the Sun and Moon and the productive and strong Saturn sextile Pluto mentioned in part one of this December Full Moon series. So that harmonizes the powerful Sun conjunct and Moon opposition Pluto, throwing much favorable energy into early Taurus. You can bet that regardless of the oppositions and realizations promised by this Full Moon, ultimately it will all be stabilizing, and make things simpler and more enjoyable.
As noted yesterday, there are two other major configurations in play at this Full Moon. One involves the powerful “expansion through sacrifice” energies of the Yod, or Finger of God, made between the Sun conjunct Pluto sextile Saturn with all of them quincunx to Jupiter in Gemini. The other is The Grand Irrationality set into motion by Sun conjunct Pluto septile Neptune. These were both referenced in part 1, so check them out if you haven’t already.
Saturn and Uranus rule the Sun, while the Moon rules itself. This makes for a very peculiar DOUBLE mutual reception between both Mars and Saturn, and Mars and Uranus. Given the Moon and Neptune are both in the signs they rule, that makes for a grand power-sharing chart!! I’ll discuss the planetary aspects and dispositors of the Sun and Moon in part 3, which will explain the complex mix of specializing initiating, stabilizing, and distributive energies pervading this chart, with the vast majority of planets now in the first third of their signs, an important development in its own right.
As with the last couple of Full Moons, due to the intensification and prominence of Scorpio energies, this one can also put us in touch with a deeper reality, or a deeper feeling of connection with others as well as our own emotional depth. This one is enormously productive in fostering elimination of the old and regeneration of magnetism to attract what is needed in the now-future. This one will continue to help us attract new material in our lives as a result of the voids left during the last three Full Moon periods, which I partially described in previous articles:
There is much in this chart that could be described through the lyrics of the Sagittarian bard, “Made the scene, Week to week, Day to day, Hour to hour, The gate is straight, Deep and wide, Break on through to the other side, Break on through to the other side ...”
We now enter a period of a new promise, new truths, new magnetism, and a greater faith that if we do what must be done we shall receive the nourishment we need from cooperating with Nature. Here we continue to “levitate” into a new view of who we are and what we can accomplish. Just enjoy the experience of a deeper connection with a larger reality and larger love, and revise your ideas, visions, and interpretations accordingly.
Is the Sun Following the Moon, or the Moon Following the Sun?
This is the seventh Full Moon where the Sun falls in the subsequent sign to the Sun at the previous New Moon. This is the next step in a reversal of what we experienced between September 2010 and June 2011. We last had this sequence of Full Moon Suns in different signs than the previous New Moon from July 2009 through September 2010. Since then, we’ve had a sequence of the New Moon Sun being in the same sign as the next Full Moon Sun. As I've explained in previous Full Moon articles,
... the Full Moon being in a subsequent sign than the previous New Moon indicates that what is released as realizations in the Full Moon period actually "prepares the ground" for the coming New Moon seed. Strange reversal of function, since you would think the New Moon provides the seed for the next Full Moon. But this set of Lunations works the opposite way....
Another way to look at this is the Sun sign of the Full Moon is the same as and precedes the Sun sign of the next New Moon, reversing the usual way Lunations work. So the fulfillment of the Full Moon sets up the next "seed" to be revealed at the next New Moon....
So we’re no longer in the previous “normal” New Moon-Full Moon cycle, where we experienced the illuminated form shown to us at the New Moon fulfilled by the light of the same sign at the subsequent Full Moon. The New Moons all fell in the first half of their signs and the Full Moons all fell in the last half of their signs through May 2012. Seeds shown in the first half, fulfillment in the second half makes some kind of sense.
This Full Moon falls at 8 Cancer-Capricorn. It is said that the first third (decan) of any sign deals with the actional, physical, material levels of life, and being the first decan of those signs, invokes a sub-influence of those signs, Cancer and Capricorn.
Since the Moon always focuses the light of the Sun in specific forms, the degree symbols for both are important. The Sun degree is the illumination or enlightenment of the Lunation, whereas the Moon shows us the potential forms that enlightenment will take. Though I’ve given you a sense of what this is about up to now, here’s where we go into detail.
The Solar degree symbol for the 8th degree of Capricorn is “Birds in the house singing happily.” Rudhyar says this is a degree of “the happiness that radiates from an integrated personality,” and “firm self-establishment in social comfort or respectability.”
In the Mandala he goes on to say this is a degree of "the wholesome happiness which subservience to the ideals and patterns of a well-established culture brings to those who accept them unreservedly,” and states this is a part of the cycle that brings us power and benefits if we willingly accept certain limitations that will ultimately lead us to a “serene and happy existence.” He says this symbol is one where we learn to “enjoy our life condition by allowing the spiritual values it embodies to fill our consciousness” so we can find “enjoyment in the roles (we) are born to play.”
So the illumination available via this Full Moon is through the Light of expanding our embrace of certain responsibilities, roles, duties, and easing into playing a role we were born to play. Here we get to integrate in an illuminated way and enjoy the limitations that are more boon than bondage. He states this degree falls in the Span of Illusiveness, Act of Capitalization, and Scene of Crystallization on the Emotional-Cultural level.
Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this is a degree of “the descent of spirit or intelligence into every last ramification of everyday reality,” and of our fulfillments as we are “successful in shaping circumstances or precipitating events so that they become the ultimate and outward revelation of that higher vision by which (we) continue to be (ourselves) at core.” He says this is about the “impregnable independence of the individual” where we make the world our own and share it with others.
He offers the keyword ESTABLISHMENT. He goes on to state that when operating positively, the degree is “an insatiable urge to put everything to use and to employ every least talent of self.”
The Lunar degree symbol for the 8th degree of Cancer is “Rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade.” Rudhyar says this is a degree of “Reaching out to participation in a higher order through imitative behavior,” and “willingness to grow; also self-exploitation.”
In the Astrological Mandala, he goes on to say that this degree is about “the tendency in all forms of life to imitate higher forms as a stimulus to growth.” He goes on to state that this stage of the process is how initial stages of growth often try to emulate an “exemplar” to become more skilled as what they aspire to.
He offers that this is a basic feature “at the start of all learning processes.” He says this degree falls in the Span of Expansion, Act of Stabilization, and Scene of Decision on the Emotional-Cultural level.
So this third degree synthesis symbol shows us how to attune with those at a higher level of skill or awareness. I suppose from one point of view spiritually this is a technique of “the imitation of Christ,” since by imitating the World Teacher we effectively become that Being’s arms, legs, eyes, and ears, and the means to make Spiritual Force manifest where we are according to our department of labor and level of skills.
Dr. Jones says this is a degree of “the upward reach of consciousness toward spirit,” and the need “in all worth-while experience that events... make their continual and stimulating contribution to whatever values” we are incorporating into our self-image. He continues with a great phrase: “The habiliments of higher implication are always available for a low life to wear experimentally, thus share in what as yet is has not been able to assimilate to itself.”
He finishes with “the real is established as it is dramatized.” He offers us the keyword APPROPRIATION. He states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree “is unlimited assurance in any projection of self into a superior dimension of reality.”
From these symbols it seems we can see the light of enjoying playing a natural role leading us to happiness and contentment with a form of self-authorship, expressed as growth through imagining how a higher self-manifestation could become real. This is the fire of personal power expressed as a reorientation in our social and/or emotional nature.
There continue to be many important depth understandings promised by this Full Moon, as well as new responsibilities and realizations based in our feeling of connectedness with others. This feeling magnetism shows who our group really is. We continue to grow through efficiency and adaptability in letting go of outmoded feelings and responses, and this will bring us to even more important “forks in the road of destiny” squeezing out everything that would scatter our focus.
One important thing to note. In this chart, as in the past two Full Moon charts, Neptune direct is again EXACTLY opposed to TransPluto, the planet symbolizing Divine Mother Energy. That is one factor in why things are so incredibly polarized right now, and why all of humanity must be as compassionate as possible while demonstrating Viveka, or Divine Discrimination. This is offering us all to join together in the Great Mother and realize our interrelatedness on a feeling level with All-That-Is.
The energies of Divine Mother will only grow stronger throughout this century, and these will be demonstrated each time the planets make significant aspects to TransPluto. In the recent Sun in Scorpio- Moon in Taurus Full Moon, Mercury, through making an exact T-square to Neptune opposition TransPluto, released powerful Fiery openings forcing new discoveries, attitudes, and understanding of what’s below the surface of “the waters of daily life.” This worked out most dramatically in the house where we have 1 Gemini.
In this chart, beside the opposition from Neptune, the Moon is forming a septile TransPluto, Saturn is forming a quintile, and Uranus is forming a biquintile. I suspect there will be some very specialized opportunities over the next few months to introduce “Divine Mother energy” into the magnetics of situations helping them transcend limitations, and those who have cultivated interactive compassion and/or intuition will find themselves attracted to situations of larger influence, if subtle or behind the scenes.
Moon septile TransPluto will bring dramatic examples of “Mother Force” into manifestation through dynamic acts of caring, sharing, sympathy, and nurture. Areas most impacted are 7-11 Cancer, 29 Leo-3 Virgo, 21-25 Libra, 12-16 Sagittarius, 3-7 Aquarius, 25-29 Pisces, and 16-20 Taurus. Big changes if any of these zones are activated in your chart, so surrender to “God the Mother” and many things can be redeemed in easy fashion.
A brief note on the larger Era. We approach the end of the TransPluto (Percephone, Parvati) in Leo era that we’ve known since September 20, 1935. Since October, 2011, we’ve been a transition period where this planet will dance at the last degree of Leo and first degree of Virgo through July 5, 2014. After then we enter the TransPluto in Virgo era that will last through July, 2107, when it leaves Virgo for good and re-enters Libra for the last time, also after a few years of dancing on the cusp of Virgo and Libra.
In Part 3 we'll cover the aspects, configurations, and which degree spans will be impacted by this Full Moon in Capricorn-Cancer. See you soon!
Here are a couple of article written about Neptune opposing TransPluto back when the former was in Aquarius and the latter in Leo. Now they’ve moved into a solid opposition from Pisces to Virgo. Still, what you’ll read in these and in the internal links to other articles will help you understand how TransPluto, aka Percephone, Parvati, or Divine Mother, is influencing the 21st century and our human conception of “G_d.” And of course, I'll be updating the information in the near future.
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