by Robert Wilkinson
This Full Moon at 1 Leo-Aquarius opens two weeks of dynamic explosions, accelerated gathering of what is needed to sustain our outreach, and seeing broader visions of potential futures. This one will help us get over feeling oppressed by outer things, and if we can see how our “maladjustments” can be exploited in terms of their significance to others, we can find major productivity, harmony, understanding, and stability.
I’ve decided to trim this third article substantially, since I just cannot keep composing 18 pages for each Full Moon. That said, I’ll try to keep what’s important, and explain things as I have, just in shorter form with less elaboration.
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 an important couple of triseptiles and a major league T-square!
This implies that the flow continues, and with Venus in Virgo, the beginning of the Great Sextile Merkaba 6 pointed Star pattern that will stabilize and anchor the energies in practical forms. This “Solomon’s Star” pattern will release through the T-square, so expect a lot of dynamic releases wherever you have early to mid-Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
The triseptiles are non-rational and somewhat compulsive. Just monitor which are harmful and which are harmless. The non-rational aspects also indicate many different critical choices will have to be made, with major turning points in areas of our charts related to Aries, Cancer, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. Still, the flow is harmonious due to the Grand Water Trine re-activated through a “collection of light” via Venus’ entry into Virgo, triggering numerous productive and favorable sextiles.
This Venus “collection of Light” again activates the very strong favorable forming aspects from planets between 1-10 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!
With Venus’ entry into Virgo, we have 5 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 is the Star of Solomon everyone’s buzzed about.
This larger harmonizing, realization producing configuration made by the numerous trines and sextiles 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.
The opposition of the Lights is harmonized by the Sun tredecile Uranus and the Moon quintile Uranus, creating a highly specialized, unique, serendipitous set of energies. If you have anything within two degrees of 1 Leo/Aquarius, 7 Virgo/Pisces, 13 Libra/Aries, 19 Scorpio/Taurus, or 25 Sagittarius/Gemini, you’re in for some very favorable and gifted times and experiences during this Full Moon period.
The Moon triseptile Mars conjunct Jupiter promises some critical developments in areas of our charts involving Aries, Cancer, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Pisces. Those who are most affected have planets or angles around 4-9 Cancer, 25-30 Leo, 17-22 Libra, 8-13 Sagittarius, 29 Capricorn-4 Aquarius, 21-26 Aries, and 12-17 Gemini.
If you have something being triggered by the Moon triseptile Mars and Jupiter, you can bet it’s a major fork in the road for you in that area of life symbolized by that planet, angle, and house. And that will be where the past is feeding the future, and “unusual good luck” will be found by cooperating with your invisible helpers.
The other major triseptile is one we’ve been living with for a while. Saturn has been triseptile Uranus off and on for many months, and shows the larger collective “fork in the road of destiny” between progressives and regressives, and often has manifest when the past meets the present-future, or the traditional meets the innovative. I’ve written about this aspect extensively in many other articles in the archives, so use the site google box if you want to know more.
Right now the hot zones that are triggered by this aspect are 3-7 Scorpio, 24-28 Sagittarius, 16-20 Aquarius, 7-11 Aries, 28 Taurus-2 Gemini, 20-24 Cancer, and 11-15 Virgo. If you have something in any of these zones, your life has been and continues to be one long series of crucial choices about your life structure, your individuality, and how these must cooperate with each other if you are to embrace your larger destiny in our world.
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.
It’s important to note that Full Moons heighten feelings, due to the opposition of the Moon and the Sun. This particular Lunation pumps the oppositional energy to the max!! There is the oppositions of Mars and Jupiter in Cancer to Pluto in Capricorn, Sun in Leo opposed to Moon in Aquarius, and Venus in Virgo opposed to Neptune in Pisces.
Expect lots of awareness, lots of polarization or repolarization, and lots of need to stay balanced with a sense of perspective that encompasses both poles of any argument, or strengthening the pole that is healthy so it can balance the pole that’s unhealthy. This one forces us to balance practicalities with ideals, and personal needs and cares with impersonal forces of transformation and purification.
Mercury on the star Sirius leads the Sun in the Lunation, and indicates that teaching, learning, processing, coordinating, and being led to our Souls 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 thoughtful and sensitive in some way, and we should see expansive and activating things happening as Mars and Jupiter cross this Mercury point over the next several weeks.
Is The Grand Irrationality A Major Factor in this Full Moon?
Well, not really in the Full Moon chart, but definitely as the Sun makes double triseptiles to Neptune and Pluto in about 5-9 days after the Full Moon (July 27-31). So while there are critical choices and changes related to the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus, the Grand Irrationality is not a factor until the 6 pointed Star, the Great Sextile Merkaba, kicks into play (which it has as you read these words!)
And it will be in full swing not that far down the road, since when Saturn moves into the zone of 18-22 Scorpio the Grand Irrationality will be fully activated during those many months. That means every Lunation, every other celestial event, will be impacted by these pandemic, irrational, obsessive-compulsive energies that symbolize why our world is off the rails!
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, the Sun and Neptune are the only planets in their home signs. In this chart, the final “chain of dispositors” involves Moon in Aquarius, Saturn in Scorpio, and Mars 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 growth through “spiritually integrated knowledge,” letting the traditional assimilate new blood, reaching out into distant regions of thought and action, and expanding into a more abundant or generous way of approaching life. Since then, Mars and Jupiter took us through the Grand Water Trine and are about to take us into the plunge of the Cardinal T-square it made with Uranus and Pluto.
In past Full Moon articles I included a page or more lifted from the articles on the previous New Moon. Since I am trying to shorten the articles for readability, I will no longer lift whole sections from those articles. Instead, please go back to part 2 of this Full Moon series where you will find links to those New Moon articles. They will help you understand the themes for this Full Moon period.
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, 1 in Air, 2 in Earth, and 2 in Fire we have an emphasis on feelings, with a balance between inspiration and practical actions, but not much interactivity. There is a deficiency in Air, showing that ideas and relatedness 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 went retrograde on July 17-18, this symbolizes the long term 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 6 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 thinking and visioning front and center! As a process of moving through events, find the knowledge, information, interaction, or vision that enables you to make a decision you will act on. Then get clear about how and what you’re feeling to get clear about how you’re experiencing that decision or action. Once you know what you’re feeling, it will naturally lead to a new vision, new information, or new understanding, which will easily lead you to new decisions and actions.
So this is a Lunation indicating that we’ll lead with our vision, understanding, or need to communicate something, which will result in us making decisions and acting on those decisions. After we decide or act, then we need to go deep within and feel the experience of those actions that led to that feeling. Once we know what we’re feeling, new information or understanding, as well as a new vision, will naturally arise.
To sum up, this Lunation will help us jump into new power, new energy, new heart strength, new creativity, and new loves as a result of higher, broader, and more timeless truths that should help us all to a new fearlessness and courage in facing the unknown. This shows us a newer, broader vision of effective service on greater levels than we have thought up to now. The past is giving way to the future, and “unusual good luck” will be had by those who know how to cooperate with the invisible world and the helpers we all have in that subtle realm. The larger feeling-flow continues to move us into new understanding, new stability, and new ways of relating to the collective need.
Due to the Grand Water Trines, we have been experiencing a fairly steady and harmonious flow in our lives. As noted, Venus entering Virgo sets these trines back into play because it now fills in the 5th point of the 6 pointed Star that is completed every time the Ascendant and Midheaven pass through early Taurus. Just remember, 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 first Full Moon with Jupiter in Cancer. We’re now done with the learning process and explorations of Jupiter is in Gemini, and have 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 beginning of “feathering our nest,” preparing for a more mature and full expression of our true Self. Many are doing subconscious planning, dreaming the dream that is being made manifest each time harmonious aspects are made from planets in early Earth and Water signs.
Despite the cross currents arising from the T-squares, 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 navigate 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