by Robert Wilkinson
The recent Full Moon Eclipse at 5 Gemini-Sagittarius opens two weeks of getting beyond the known and familiar, promising gifts, unique conditions, specialized interactions, and new growth into deeper unknowns. This is part of the larger process of the year, where we will eliminate old wisdom forms and be introduced to new ones. This one takes us into new ways of interacting with others, new dedications, and new ways of trusting “the God within.”
As noted in other articles, this is the third of the "Three High Moons" of Spring. This is where the life force poured out into the natural world at the Full Moon of Aries/Libra, becoming manifest in a concrete wisdom form at the Full Moon of Taurus/Scorpio, is radiated into the world via the World Teacher at the Full Moon of Gemini/Sagittarius. This year the Wesak and the Christ Fest are both Lunar Eclipses. The Wesak was strong and will be in effect throughout the Summer. This one is short, and the effects will be fulfilled within 17 days of the event.
This period through mid-June finalizes letting go of things we cannot bring with us into the new life we’ve already begun. Many things are in motion, swirling around right now, with visions, truths, opportunities, and potentials born in the Spring of 2011 now boosted in energy and given concrete substance.
This Full Moon Eclipse Christfest World Teachings involves becoming more spontaneous in our responses to new information, new understanding, and opportunities to integrate our personalities. Despite the feeling that things are out of balance, there is power for those who find the specialized view or knowledge that helps to serve as a counterweight for what seems to be lacking.
As most of you already know, forming aspects show things to come, while separating aspects show things already in the past. This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse has a wide variety of different forming aspects, both frictional and harmonizing.
We see the Moon trine Uranus, square Neptune, and decile Pluto, and the Sun quincunx Saturn, square Neptune, and biquintile Pluto. This offers special qualities and conditions while releasing a lot of energy through the mutable T-square. Get very clear about the roles you’re playing and not playing, don’t be too timid in asserting your light, and learn how to shine a light on that which is vague, unclear, or foggy.
There is a need for imagination, practicality, adaptability, openness to new discoveries and/or interpretations, and the ability to demonstrate skill in some repetitive situation. Find the ideal that can serve to put larger things into perspective as you move through the fogs of uncertainty. This will be found in whatever new collective dedication you’ve awakened to over the past several months.
The Sun quincunx Saturn shows a period of hard adjustments and sacrifices wherever these fall in our charts. We can find out just how much the subconscious mind is driving our own or another’s agenda, with productivity found in mobilizing, seeing a new law of living, seeing a higher level of expression, and finding fulfillment and happiness in living on multiple levels of existence simultaneously.
Other forming aspects seem to dominate this Lunation chart, including the Mercury-Venus-Jupiter conjunction, with Mercury and Venus sesquisquare Saturn and all three quintile Uranus. This opens up high specialization and gifts around 8-12 Aries, 20-24 Gemini, 2-6 Virgo, 14-18 Scorpio, and 26-30 Capricorn. If you have a planet or angle in any of these zones, expect gifts and unique conditions to dominate the houses where you have these zones active.
Other forming aspects include Mars quadranovile Saturn, semisquare Uranus and sesquisquare Pluto, Jupiter tredecile Neptune, and Saturn trine Neptune. Taken together, there may be some friction generated over the period covered by this Eclipse, but it won’t lead to a crisis unless ideals are out of skew with realistic possibilities.
Many will renounce fears and lesser obligations and duties, awakening to a new level of personality integration that will “feel right.” There are highly unique circumstances offered to all of us during this brief window in time, so make the most of your discoveries and interactions. The feelings that are being stabilized during this time will yield a powerful flow into new life areas in early June when Mercury and Venus form a Grand Water Trine with Saturn in early Scorpio and Neptune in early Pisces.
Mercury and Venus sesquisquare Saturn may bring tensions connected to wanting to break free of old limitations and subconscious fears. Still, there are unique insights to be found, unique gifts to be claimed, and unique opportunities to integrate various facets of our lives into a “Whole Higher Awareness.” Some of this will be tested in late June and early July when Mars transits 20-23 Gemini, though that time will also activate the promise that the Mercury-Venus-Jupiter conjunction offers.
Because of Pluto, remember this time should be regarded as a long wave experiment, learning the natural laws behind what’s happening. Search for the mystery, find a way to dig deeper for knowledge while also moving into unknown zones, and remember you’re moving into a new law of life.
It’s important to note that Full Moons heighten feelings, due to the opposition of the Moon and the Sun. This particular Lunation has no other oppositions, or even planets involved in the opposition of the Moon and Sun. So while we will be reaching beyond the known and familiar, it will be more or less confined to the area where this Lunation falls in our maps. In learning how to resolve “the tension of opposites” in our existence, we can find a Wisdom Teaching and radical Illumination accordingly.
Mars leads the Sun in the Lunation, showing it’s time to get it in gear and mobilize! Action will be front and center, so slow down a little and try to be pleasant even in the face of “bull in the china shop” people and situations. By defining role, function, and imagery precisely, we can see “the appearance of the Beloved” on the balcony of our consciousness. This is where our spontaneity and imagination will compel the manifestation of some form of what desires we’ve held up to now.
Is The Grand Irrationality A Major Factor in this Full Moon?
The Grand Irrationality is not a factor in this Eclipse. That said, it will be activated in a huge way in June when Mars crosses through the Gemini zone and begins the end game of leaving the ghosts of the past behind. This will happen in the week before and the week after the Summer Solstice which occurs June 20, 10:04 pm PDT (June 21, 6:04 am Greenwich Daylight time).
Of course, we’ve been influenced by the Grand Irrationality via the last Wesak Full Moon Lunar Eclipse due to Jupiter occupying the Gemini zone. And of course, it was in full swing in April through the transits in the Aries zones. Any time the Grand Irrationality is triggered, big “forks in the road of destiny” happen. This is now setting many things into motion directly related to the on-going endings set into motion in June 2011 that have been a constant since then.
To remind you, the Grand Irrationality is a long wave irrational atmospheric field generated at this time in history. It began around 1992-1995, and will last a few more years.
It’s why there’s such a hard edge to things, and a lot of obsessive-compulsive behavior dominates in society. Certainly there’s much that makes absolutely no sense right now. At this time, the seven hot zones most impacted by the Grand Irrationality right now are 9-13 Capricorn, 1-5 Pisces, 23-27 Aries, 14-18 Gemini, 6-10 Leo, 27 Virgo- 1 Libra, and 18-22 Scorpio.
To learn more about this long wave configuration associated with the ongoing weirdness and hard edge to everything in our world, please begin with Our Larger Reality At the Edge of the Age of Aquarius – Dealing With The Global Weirdness of The Grand Irrationality. If you don’t know what this is about, please check it out. And if you do, well, keep surfing the wave!
So Just What Was the New Moon Theme for this Period?
Remember that the qualities of the Full Moon express whatever new directions we were shown at the previous New Moon. You will recall its theme was about finding illumination by seeing which way “the winds of destiny” are blowing, and that flexibility and communications are extremely important both now and over the next 45 months.
From the New Moon articles:
This New Moon in Taurus is stabilizing, mobilizing, opening new discoveries and views and pointing the way to radical shifts in resources, relationships, sense of purpose, and understanding our individuality. This will solidify what we began in April while taking away all those things and people that no longer are a part of our value structure. We are rapidly entering the end game of letting go of ghosts of the past that’s been going on for almost two years, and so as we are “gaining through loss,” trust the God within you and still your mind so you can receive impressions from higher planes.
Due to the on-going Saturn in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces energies, we continue to close out the end of the end and are in the direct experience of recent beginnings being powered up in very dynamic ways. Though there will still be a sense of emotional finality or even heaviness during the months this eclipse is in play, the more we can forgive, bless, say goodbye, and flow onward into new fields of life the better it will feel. Sometimes we just have to move on, get it on, and stay in motion since to fight the flow would be impossible.
Much that we focus on during the next 4 weeks will help us to a new connection with others, and deeper feelings and receptivity so we can know a higher Light on the calm waters of our minds. In many respects we began this receptivity in December, and are coming to a closer communion and feeling of connection with what we will move into in the near future. During this time, we are all tuning into a new level of “group consciousness,” and can feel much more connected to ourselves and others, as well as our friends in the angelic world and the animal and plant realms.
This is a time of “illumination of the soul by transcendent wisdom” and a “quiet touch with cosmic strength.” Due to Saturn’s influence, we’re eliminating and getting rid of all that we don’t want nor need to take with us into the future that’s coming at us like an express train! You might as well let go, since you cannot hold on to those things anyway.
A New Moon sets the seed forms for what the following 4 weeks will demonstrate. This Eclipse will have far reaching effects for the next 45 months. This Lunation falls at 20 Taurus. While I've given you a sense of this degree up to now, this is where we go into depth.
The symbol is “Wind clouds and haste.” According to Rudhyar’s notes from the Marc Jones class, this degree is one of “Exalted state of consciousness; lightness and breadth of being and understanding,” and “mystical and ecstatic self-expansion.”
In the Astrological Mandala, he says this degree involves "the awareness of spiritual forces at work.” He states this degree shows us that “any emergence of life potentialities from the depth of the vast Unconscious is answered by the spiritual activity of superconscious forces” that represent “the ‘Signature’ of divine Powers confirming (our) progress.”
He continues that the “winglike clouds” may also symbolize the presence of angels and devas “blessing and subtly revealing the direction to take, the direction of ‘the wind’ of destiny.” He finishes with this concluding a process where we should find ourselves “more securely established in (our) own original nature, receiving the blessings of super-natural forces.”
He says it falls in the span of Enjoyment, and it’s the final degree of the actional level of the scene of Confirmation in the Act of Differentiation. So for this month (and the next 45) we’re being taught how to let go of an old form of action that used to confirm things in our lives, and find new ways to confirm new life directions, new ways to enjoy life, and new ways to see which way “the winds of destiny” are blowing. Just be patient, and keep it simple and straightforward as you move through various “crises” that confirm your evolved character and values.
According to Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, the degree is one of “the transiency which characterizes life,” and “the instability which results from the disinclination of most people” to give of themselves due to ego limitations that cling to “superficial excitement.” He offers that “there is a real spiritual lightness here as an outer mark of the soul’s fundamental freedom.”
He offers us the keyword of EXALTATION. He states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree is “efficiency in controlling events at any point of transition or crisis.”
So we enter a time of enjoyment in knowing the direction of our future destiny. This is about a type of action that stabilizes and confirms something of worth. Keep it simple as you let go of moving in old directions and sense new directions being indicated by subtle or natural forces. The next 4 weeks, as well as 45 months, is a time to do what must be done, with an eye to enjoying the journey. This period opens new directions, new values, new resources, and new ways to concentrate energy directed toward new discoveries.
This month we’ve temporarily left the “Bucket” Jones pattern, since the Moon now fills in the gap between Saturn and Pluto. The Bucket configuration will return at the coming New Moon, which I’ll explain in those articles. Right now we have a Locomotive Jones Pattern which I’ve explained in other articles as giving us an imbalance that generates power. All we have to do is fill in the appropriate “counterweight” in the void area spanning late Gemini through late Libra.
With 4 planets in Air, 2 in Water, 2 in Fire and 2 in Earth, we have an emphasis on ideas, relationships, and discoveries, with a balance in feelings and practical matters, with a good dose of inspiration. Since Air and Earth are “cool” elements and Fire and Water are “hot” elements, things may be a bit cooler over the next two weeks, with more emotional energy to be cranked up as Mercury and Venus enter Cancer in early June.
More on how Uranus Square Pluto Is Ramping Up Radical Energies!
As I’ve mentioned off and on over the past 2+ years, (and earlier in this article!), we’re all learning to manage the “out of control” energies of Uranus square Pluto. I’ve discussed this aspect at length over quite a few articles in the archives, and recently offered you a post linking to those important articles in the archives.
This square shows us a many years’ long disruptive revolutionary influence. Welcome to the 21st century of upheaval, transformation, and titanic collisions between a new world being born and an old age that’s digging in even as it’s dying.
That square represents the ongoing friction and tensions of our times, with innovations and pioneering energies in conflict with restrictive and controlling power structures. We’ll be dealing with this for a few years, and it promises to make this year and next very “electric and eclectic,” moving the world through a revolution unlike any seen since the 1960s!!
Uranus is on a degree of learning to see and embrace a new higher spiritual order in our lives, or a new self-discovery that shows us our Soul. Embrace a new individuality however you need to. As noted in past Lunation articles, we’re now moving into a different social orientation for many years, so continue to learn how to concentrate to see the whole picture, as this shows us how to externalize our higher Self in new individual ways. It’s going to be the major theme for 2013, and given the aspects in play in this chart, there will be a lot of specialized and harmonious discoveries so we can know that what we’ve done up to now is yielding rewards.
For the next 8 months, regard the deeper transformations going on in your life as a “science lesson” showing you the laws of Nature. This Full Moon continues to help us go deeper into the Mysteries of the Natural World as it relates to our ability to overcome separateness and move into newer, more intense life experiences.
We are still being challenged to get beyond fear, see things from the past differently, and find relief through expressing the Higher Self that’s been “cut and polished” in past months. We can grow into a larger role when we’re confronted by old Pluto roles, coercions, and heavy-handed corrosive behavior. We can use this square in two big ways, both now and into the future.
We can exercise good Pluto function to put the brakes on negative Uranian manifestations, and good Uranus function to put the brakes on negative Pluto manifestations. Look to the harmonizing aspects to each to show which is building and which one is the release point for those energies. In this chart, Uranus is specializing many things in everyone’s lives, so go with the new rather than the established.
The Cusp of Where The Age of Pisces Gives Way to the Age of Aquarius
As I've mentioned in other Lunation articles, a major factor in recent years was Neptune transiting degrees in early Pisces that symbolize "the cusp of the Age." Beginning February 2011, it danced between its stationary direct transformational degree of 29 Aquarius when we began the end game of a collective transfiguration, and 1 Pisces, the cusp of where the Age of Pisces gives way to the Age of Aquarius. We’re collectively there as a human race, and Neptune has been showing us glimpses into the greater Way, Truth, and Life that we share together, expressed through the sign of compassion, forgiveness, and unity of feeling-awareness in the great “Ocean of Life.”
Neptune in very early Pisces has major implications for humanity as a whole. I’ve discussed this phenomenon of Neptune dancing back and forth between early Pisces and late Aquarius in many previous articles, opening the collective consciousness to the energies of this transitional period, this “time cusp” between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius. This happened throughout 2011 and 2012. When Neptune finally went stationary direct at 1 Pisces in late 2012, it marked a platform from which humanity will confront many ghosts of the past centuries over the next couple of years.
In the larger precessional Age, our world is at 1 Pisces right now. Thanks to prior transits of both Neptune and Chiron to this degree, many of us have collectively awakened to a vast connectedness with all Life and all Time. This degree is one of joyously rallying as we begin the closing of a long cycle.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, points out that the first degree of Pisces, "the cusp of the Age," is "a symbol of full maturity in (humanity's) social estate, with an emphasis on the group integrity" facilitating each to develop their special patterns. This degree is about a willingness for each of us to do our part in the larger "common ideals of a community life."
Here we refine our ambition through "a consistent generosity toward the aims of others with a real intensity of effort directed toward its own ends." The keyword is COMMERCE, and when positive, this degree "is an exceptional capacity for organizing the converging and conflicting interests of many people in practical arrangements of mutual benefit."
So this is where humanity as a whole is at right now. I believe we will finally enter the Age of Aquarius sometime between 2045-2070, when we all will see the concrete manifestations of Aquarian patterns that were awakened by Uranus and have been dreamed into collective consciousness by Neptune during these planets' movement through late Aquarius. (Please also check out part one of that series since it elaborates on the transition between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius.)
This is a time to see a bigger picture, and be creative in moving through what’s breaking down and what’s coming into clear focus. Keep alert to others who share your various Ray and sub-Ray frequencies. With Saturn in Scorpio, this is a great time to get focused, eliminating all that is irrelevant to your long term growth patterns. Or perhaps you can use the energy to regenerate in some way so that you “take command of the Great Work” and perfect your various physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual “vehicles” to express exactly what you’re here to do.
What's the proper sequence at present of deciding, feeling, and thinking, and an Overview of the Lunation
This Full Moon introduces a new way to lead into experience while continuing the overall sequence of the past New Moon. As a process of moving through events over the next two weeks, as well as understanding how to see or communicate the new wisdom forms over the next 11 months, first get clear about the simple facts of situations so that you can see clearly what decisions you need to make. Then go deep and sit with the decision or action to feel the experience of what you’ve done, allowing those feelings and ways of experiencing to lead to new thinking, understanding, or envisioning.
So after you’ve decided and acted, and then felt or experienced the results of those decisions and actions, find a new view, a new understanding, new information, and new interactions that can help you see clearly what must be done in the next phase, and how to do it. Then do it, and feel what you must on the basis of that decision. Periods of solitude may be required after a critical decision or action. After that direct experience of feelings the results of your decision and action, a new understanding will arise, or a new way to communicate, or a new vision.
To sum up, this Lunation will help us to a more natural spontaneity in our process of discovery and personality integration. We should see some manifestation of an ideal we’ve held up to now, and find peace and poise in knowing what’s below the surface of things. This period is about the quest, where we continue to move beyond the “known and familiar” into a greater dream, ideal, and wisdom.
This is a time to cut through the fogs and illusions, find a workable plan, and pay attention to details as you use Divine Discrimination to get clear about what roles you’re playing. Again, overcome any tendency to timidity, and see how to give voice to what is only a confusion or vague ideal to others.
We can continue to get beyond mental and emotional heaviness during this time, and find a lot of very core realizations about life and experience. We’re still feeling some timeless human states of being, and so cultivate the compassionate mind as you forgive, say goodbye, and release it all to the vast ocean of Divine Consciousness.
Don’t get too hassled by the emotional heaviness. It’s helping us restructure what we attract, what we repel, what we need to let go of, and shows us our need to create some space or a void that we will hold empty as long as we need to. Keep it simple and practical, enjoy yourself as much as you can, and trust “the God Within.” Keep learning how to extricate yourself from those things that aggravate you, don’t waste time and energy battling the wrong problems, and assert the deep, subtle, and powerful parts of your Light/Life in your interactions with others.
To reinforce a critical point: while Jupiter is in Gemini we’ll continue to learn more and more, expanding the truths and new potential futures opened these past several years while now finishing up our liberation from ghosts of the past that were indicated in the 2011 Gemini Solar Eclipse. Jupiter in this chart shows we’re now integrating the experiences of the past year into our Higher Self, and will soon make critical decisions on the basis of what’s been integrated.
We all have the ability to live in a more fulfilling way, but only as we let go of what is no longer feeding us what we need. No need to eat crushed stone when there are delicious banquets to attend! This Eclipse will help us to new discoveries, as well as new ways of communicating them. Be natural in your interactions, and if necessary, find the right “camouflage” that helps you go about your work in safety, freed from attracting unwanted attention. As with other Lunations, eliminate to regenerate, do not clutch at old feelings, and look below the surface to get clear about how and what to reorganize.
This continues a new freedom and adventure that has begun to fill the voids created by the Eclipses of 2011. We’ve now been stabilized and lifted to more solid foundations and resources. Release old ideas about wisdom and go deeper. Here we see and feel deeper and more holistic ways to live and be with others that will lead us to depth understanding about the relationship of the material to the Spiritual, the form to the energy behind and within all forms.
Do not take the larger tensions, pressures, and friction personally. Though the larger atmosphere is tense and conflicted, it’s really only the play of invisible forces leading us all to new forms of individualization that will block old shadows of control mechanisms that are useless anyway.
As I’ve noted in previous Full Moon articles, since all shadows result from light hitting a dense object, it’s better to become as translucid as possible to dispel lurking shadows. And if you must look at the shadows, then refocus on the object being illuminated, since that’s the source of the shadow.
Find the correct 4 angles of illuminating whatever you want to focus on, and all shadows will be dispelled. Then you’re seeing things with an illuminated mind, and can act accordingly.
© Copyright 2013 Robert Wilkinson