by Robert Wilkinson
This Full Moon at 3 Cancer-Capricorn opens two weeks of dynamic initiatives, turning corners, flowing into stable new situations, and moving into unknown zones of growth. This one shows us how the new life we’ve embraced since 2010 has led us to this particular ordeal of growth. Accept the grace or blessing that’s being opened wherever you have last Cancer, and by this time next year you’re sure to occupy the seat of power in that part of your world!
This period shows us clearly that we are already living a new life, and getting new experiences that helps our Soul to realize its place in our lives. Many things are in motion right now, with great flow and productivity within the larger crosscurrents of Uranus square Pluto. Many are moving easily down the time stream, and navigating the plunges with balance and grace. If you’re having a rough ride, you may be trying to push or pull the river, or need to stop something and relax into the natural flow.
As most of you already know, forming aspects show things to come, while separating aspects show things already in the past. This Full Moon has a wide variety of different aspects, mostly harmonizing, but with a huge dose of septile series non-rational aspects involving Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
This implies a lot of craziness will be in the air, as well as some amount of obsessive behavior. Just stay clear which obsessions or compulsions are harmless and which are harmful.
These non-rational aspects also indicate many different critical choices will have to be made, with major turning points in all areas of our charts. Still, the flow is harmonious due to the Grand Water Trine expressed through the practical and efficient energy of the Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn.
Of note is that we have very strong favorable forming aspects from planets between 3-11 degrees of the Earth and Water signs. If you have anything in those degrees of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, or Pisces, you’re in for a very productive time of it!
There is also a set of “Spiritual Revelation” spans involving 3-5 of Water signs, 13-15 of Fire signs, and 23-25 of Earth signs created by the Sun, Saturn, and Uranus. If you have anything in these spans, over the next two weeks you’ll have a revelation, or something you’ve been waiting for will finally develop.
There’s another set of the “revelation” spans set up by the Moon and Mercury that has zones in 2-4 degrees of Earth signs, 12-14 of Air signs, and 22-24 of Water signs. And there’s a third span created by Venus novile Mars that involves 5-7 of Earth signs, 15-17 of Air signs, and 25-27 of Water signs.
These should bring forth some things we’ve been waiting to see or happen for a while. That which has gone through a gestation period has now “ripened,” or alternatively, we will realize that some things must ripen longer, given the stage we understand something is at. And since the third set triggers right after the second, we can also use this time to achieve many spiritual revelations that can harmonize our inner and outer life.
The opposition of the Lights is harmonized by the Sun trine Saturn and Neptune, with the Moon sextile Saturn and Neptune. This makes for 4 points of a perfect 6 pointed Star pattern that provides extraordinarily productive understanding and realizations, and the ability to move with the natural flow while focused in disciplined and mature ways. Those with planets or angles in the early degrees of the Earth and Water signs will do quite well during this time.
This larger harmonizing, realization producing configuration made by the numerous trines and novile series aspects via the planets just named gives a great time when we WILL understand some things after a period of waiting, and the spiritual realizations we get will serve to harmonize our lives in the future.
Since these involve all the planets except Jupiter and Pluto, you can bet a lot will develop both on a personality level as well as a transformational level. Be patient and organized, and as you are on your quest, remember to make sure of possible results you may not have anticipated.
That’s because of the Mercury biseptile Saturn, Venus biseptile Uranus, and Mars biseptile Neptune. Mars is now leaving the Gemini zone of the Grand Irrationality after a 10 day period of setting up a lot of choices for those who stand at critical forks in the road into motion. I address the Grand Irrationality a few paragraphs down.
Since Mercury was biseptile Saturn in the recent Solstice chart, everything I said there applies to this Full Moon period. Add Venus biseptile Uranus, and we can all expect major choices and changes throwing us forward into a greater vision or social effectiveness, as well as deeper connections with others.
Many will find a new stability or new sense of permanence wherever they have early Scorpio in their chart. There will be “fated” meetings, interactions, with fellowships and groups formed and connections deepened. This will be a time of radical choices, changes, forks in the road in many areas of our lives, and intensification of everything leading us to a deeper personality integration.
The other irrational configurations in this chart involving Mercury biseptile Saturn and Venus biseptile Uranus affects areas of our charts with Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Aquarius. Hot zones when these irrational, obsessive, or edgy energies are set into motion forcing us to make choices that will determine our future destiny in these areas are 25-29 Sagittarius, 17-21 Aquarius, 8-12 Aries, 29 Taurus-3 Gemini, 21-25 Cancer, 12-16 Virgo, and 4-8 Scorpio.
As you can see, coupled with the Grand Irrationality, there won’t be many areas that are not affected. And since the second set of degrees is just before the Grand Irrationality spans, any transits to the spans set up by Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Uranus will be set off by transits to those zones, followed quickly by the Grand Irrationality being triggered.
It’s important to note that Full Moons heighten feelings, due to the opposition of the Moon and the Sun. This particular Lunation has only the Sun opposed to the Moon and Pluto, keeping polarization, opposition, realization, and awareness tightly focused. This one helps us use discipline, resoluteness, and economy of energy to resolve “the tension of opposites” in our existence. Of course, those who succeed at that will find radical Illumination accordingly.
Jupiter leads the Sun in the Lunation, and indicates that teaching, learning, expanding, questing, and adventuring are prominent for the next two weeks, and indicates these energies will be in evidence before we “see the light” in a thing. It may make the Sun more exuberant or “sporting” in some way, and so generosity should be abundant, as should the spirit of abundance!
Is The Grand Irrationality A Major Factor in this Full Moon?
Absolutely! Mars was triseptile Pluto just before this Lunation, and makes a biseptile to Neptune. This shows some sort of dramatic or compulsive externalization of an ideal, a dream long held, a collective fashion, and a sense of perceiving or communicating a new dedication to a community, or to a personal ideal that has importance in the collective atmosphere This is an aspect of “the times they are a-changing!”
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. Please check out recent articles on this long wave configuration to learn more.
In this chart, none of the planets are in their home sign except Neptune. However, we do see that the final “chain of dispositors” involves Moon in Capricorn, Saturn in Scorpio, Mars in Gemini, and Mercury in Cancer. That makes this intricate chain of final dispositors important as the backdrop energies to every other planet. You can find out more about this phenomenon that strengthens each of the two planets by going to the article Astrology Class – What Is A Dispositor and What Is Mutual Reception Between Two Planets?
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 through getting “seed knowledge” or some technique that can help us externalize our light effectively. Since then, Venus took us through the Grand Water Trine into the plunge of the Cardinal T-square it made with Uranus and Pluto.
From the New Moon articles:
Over the next 4 weeks, the New Moon in Gemini indicates a time of great expansion, sensitivity, adaptation, and new directions. We can find “seed knowledge” that can open up multiple doors, opportunities, and show us major components of our Life Mystery.
This New Moon in Gemini is active, versatile, quickening, expansive, and will give us seed knowledge and techniques for externalizing what we know. We’re launched solidly into the energies that will predominate through June, July, and August, with echoes lasting until August 2014. We’ve already gotten clear signals about how feelings are flowing or not, and this New Moon will reveal elements of the Mystery we’ve been in as well as searching during the current Uranus exactly square Pluto ....
... This New Moon is dynamically active, even if the energies seem out of balance and at times all over the map. We can expect huge new developments wherever we have Gemini in our charts, so get ready to expand into a new view, a new vision of the future, a new understanding of possibilities, and a wealth of new ideas and communications that should open a lot in our lives.
This on puts us on a quest for knowledge “that ensures some form of wealth and power,” so be open to where the Mystery of your life has led you, and what it’s opening for you these next 4 weeks. And in a curious synchronicity, Venus will help us capture what we need via our “invisible helpers ,,,”
... Still, with the separating Grand Water Trine and forming Cardinal T-square, we will continue to experience a vaster time frame and a sense of finality as we turn various corners in our lives, with feelings of being connected on deep and vast levels. This is a time to recognize what you feel, and move that deeper and vaster feeling into action in conformity to the new life order already presenting itself. Just stay balanced in the face of those who are out of balance, and keep a sense of perspective when confronted by people who don’t have a healthy sense of proportion.
Wherever we have Gemini and Cancer is going to be highly active, due to the presence of 6 planets in that 36 degree span between Mars at 6 Gemini and Mercury at 12 Cancer. If you have a planet anywhere in that area of the zodiac, you’re going to go through major changes in the part of your psyche represented by the planet and the part of your external affairs symbolized by the house it’s in.
The general theme is that we have now stabilized new feeling patterns as a prelude to new opportunities and blessings coming via the Lunation conjunct Jupiter. We are all moving into a greater group awareness and function, and can now see a new dedication requiring that we continue to move away from the “known and familiar” and follow our avidity into a new way of doing our Being.
A New Moon sets the seed forms for what the following 4 weeks will demonstrate. This Lunation falls at 19 Gemini. While I've given you a sense of this degree up to now, this is where we go into depth.
The symbol is “A large archaic volume” According to Rudhyar’s notes from the Marc Jones class, this degree is one of “Reserve of collective knowledge and wisdom beyond true individual self-expression” and “deference to past experience.”
In the Astrological Mandala, he says this degree involves "contacting the all-human planetary Mind underlying any cultural and personal mentality.” He states this degree shows us the way to the “primordial revelatory Source,” where we can find symbols of “the archetypal processes at the root of all Earthly existence.” These are exteriorizations of “archetypal knowledge and wisdom” which contain “seed ideas from which the human mind grows” producing forms of culture.
He continues that this symbol shows us “the technique by means of which the human mind can uncover the foundations of its nature and acquire what might be called seed knowledge, the knowledge of the structure of cyclic and cosmic manifestations of life on this planet.” He says it falls in the span of Restlessness, and it’s the fourth degree of the actional level of the scene of Exteriorization in the Act of Differentiation. So for this month we’re being taught a technique to find and use “seed knowledge” that has been externalized before now.
According to Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, the degree is one of “the ultimate indestructability of experience, so that any path once traversed may be taken again with a greater ease and a broader self-discovery.” He says that we are assured “illimitable resources in wisdom,” and can make this manifest in what guides us through practical experience.
He continues that this symbol shows us “the past always provides an illumination of the present, and (we achieve) best as (we culture) a real sense of obligation to (our) own roots.” He offers us the keyword of BACKGROUND. He states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree is “a special capacity for the recovery of prior advantages or the effective disentanglement of present involvements.”
So we enter a time of intense mental and emotional activity where we externalize ideas, or find seed ideas that have been externalized, that can help us get to the core essence of a thing. This is a type of potency in action, so go for the information that can bring you a form of “wealth or power” in the future. The next 4 weeks are expansive, interactive, and sensitive, with new emotional intelligence able to be demonstrated as we go deeper into an important life Mystery.
The planets fall in a Splay Jones pattern. This indicates a widely distributed planetary spread that shows a diverse but separated set of interests, with an emphasis on individuality putting itself into different situations that may not harmonize easily. So learn to triangulate when caught between conflicting energies that only come together because you are moving through those experiences.
The “Splay” Jones pattern features planets at odd angles widely spread around the signs. The Splay shows widely diverse actions that requires being at “the hub of the wheel” holding the various “spokes of life” in harmonious tension.
With 5 planets in Water, 2 in Air, 2 in Earth, and 1 in Fire we have an emphasis on feelings, with a balance between ideas and relationships and practical actions, but not much inspiration. There is a deficiency in Fire, showing that inspiration must come from within rather than external events. Since Air and Earth are “cool” elements and Fire and Water are “hot” elements, things may be a bit hotter and more emotional over the next two weeks.
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. Use the site google box to find out more about this 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 revolution 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 unexpectedly awakening to a new identity, or a new way of dealing with the status quo. Beware of those who are impatient, since explosiveness is in the air due to this position. As it is the degree where Uranus will go retrograde on July 17-18, this becomes the lessons associated with that which revolutionizes our lives, or helps us individuate. Here we can allow things to revolutionize in ways to “defuse the bomb” or alleviate some kind of pressure arising from impatience on some level.
As I 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 freedom and spiritual awareness of a new way to live life dramatically express itself through Venus calling us to accept the grace, blessing, or power so that we can take the lead on some social function.
For the next 7 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 awaken us to synthesize recent emergent changes that have reoriented our lives into the power to experience more deeply. Here we can fully embrace the feeling and experience of that emergent deeper and higher power, and now we can enjoy playing a new role and living in new ways.
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 is intensely dynamic, and puts decisions and actions front and center! As a process of moving through events, find the fundamental fact that enables you to make a decision you will act on. Then get clear about your vision, your information, your understanding, and then go deep into your feelings to get clear about your vision and ideas arising from the decision or action that have resulted in you feeling that way.
So this is a Lunation indicating that we’ll lead with our will power, making decisions and acting on those decisions. After we decide or act, then we need to get more information to come to a clear vision or new understanding or view of where those decisions and actions are taking us. After we’ve gotten clear about our vision or understanding, then go deep and feel the experience of those actions that have led to that vision or understanding.
This is a Lunation indicating that we’ll lead with actions that lead to new understanding, and then have to feel our way to new decisions and actions. Then we need to go find ideas, information, and new visions that can help us find a new way to experience our feelings.
To sum up, this Lunation will help us jump into new adventures, new power, new forms of grace and blessings, leading us into unknown zones that will be a test of character and ability to assess the end results of our actions and ideas. We are being pulled into a new dedication, and the flow continues to move us into new understanding, new stability, and new ways of relating to the collective need.
Due to the ongoing series of Grand Water Trines, we should all be experiencing a fairly steady and harmonious flow in our lives. As noted in the recent article, this flow will take us into the sudden plunges of the Cardinal T-square that is forcing us to stay balanced, keep a healthy sense of perspective and proportion, and get beyond superficial views.
This can help us become more emotionally stable when confronted with feelings associated with our prior life experiences. 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.
This is a time to be expansive in your thinking and feeling, and not get hassled by the occasional cross currents or the fact that very little will make sense as we maneuver some very strange and irrational circumstances, feelings, and people. When confused, go to the core of your being and find that which integrates all the chaotic and strange things going on.
This is the last Lunation with Jupiter is in Gemini. We’ve learned this past year, and expanded the truths and new potential futures opened these past several years while 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 at the end game of being liberated once and for all, free to embrace new ways of thinking, communicating, and externalizing what we know while demonstrating a higher standard of value.
Despite the cross currents, embrace the adventure of a greater view of the whole of things, and get beyond perceptual frames and traps. This is the time to search, to explore, and to learn about the Natural laws governing outer events.
Feeling the flow and seeing what past patterns are done will help us feel the flow of our process from darkness to light. Be strong as you move through the unknown, trust in your ability to navigvate the flow, and remember you’ve already cut loose from old mental boxes and frames of reference, so do what you must to embrace a new life and a new dedication.
This continues a new freedom and adventure that has begun to fill the void created by the Eclipses of 2011. Despite the incredible amount of feeling energy during this time of planets moving through Cancer, try not to take the larger tensions, pressures, and friction personally. Even if this period puts us under pressure to make critical decisions, the flow will lead us exactly where we need to be.
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