by Robert Wilkinson
This initiating, balancing, fracturing, gifting, unique, specializing and transfiguring Total Eclipse Full Moon at 26 Aries-Libra moves us through a disintegrative period where we have to be strong yet flexible, staying focused on the Ageless Wisdom we’ve found through feelings since last Summer. Forks in the road of destiny throw us all into new potential, as well as new ways to master when and how we use “soft” and “hard” power.
Important Chart Factors
Despite the fracturing of the Grand Cross in play these next 3+ months, the chart for this Eclipse doesn’t necessarily promise disaster. More like the middle of the passage, where we’ve gone far enough into the adventure of our Mystery to see why certain things must fracture and pass away. At some point, when we’re sailing to the new world, we must lose sight of the old lands and accept the wisdom of the course we’re already on.
Between the death of the old and the beginning of the new, we must spend some “down time,” whether in the underworld of our existence, or in solitude, going deep to experience whatever that death or ending was about. That is the value of Scorpio. There is deep wisdom in finding our magnetic root with the source of life if we are to live a deeper, more fulfilled existence.
Many are finding a new stability, structure, or new sense of permanence via Saturn experiences and lessons wherever they have Scorpio in their chart. However, others are being forced to confront various life voids, and learning to “hold the empty space” to get a better sense of the limits and possibilities of their magnetism.
As Saturn is off-again, on-again in the Scorpio zone of the Grand Irrationality during these past and future months, we ALL continue to confront radical forks in the road of destiny. These are prodding us, both individuals and nations, to make decisions where we are forced to “choose our future.”
Jupiter at 13 gives us a final practicum at being strong and flexible as we begin to live a greater Life Mystery, or Revelation. This began as a feeling in August 2013 related to what nourishes or sustains us, and this past Winter we began to go deeper into the flow of our new “feeling-knowing.”
Don’t clutch as you move deeper into something you’ve been feeling or experiencing since then, and allow a greater sense of your Eternal Nature to infuse your personality. Here a sense of humor will help you see why you made crucial realignments last Summer that are now an important part of your life.
We are now moving through the third and final phase in the process of taking a new look at our conception of what success might look like, and putting ourselves out so that others can see and applaud our talents. We’re still in an active process of personality integration through the house that Jupiter is transiting in our charts. This process has now hit critical mass with this Eclipse, with our “final exam” in May, June, and early July.
As I mentioned in previous parts of this Lunation series, the Moon biseptile Jupiter is crucial in how these two energies will manifest. The biseptile also indicates a critical point of choice that creates major changes in what happens down the road, in this case with what Jupiter is opening for us. Along with Jupiter’s favorable stabilizing trines with Venus and Saturn, this shows us something about repair and/or reconstruction of individuality is on the move these next 3+ months that is ultimately stabilizing and very favorable.
The “hot zones” created by this biseptile are approximately 27 Pisces-1 Aries, 19-23 Taurus, 11-15 Cancer, 3-7 Virgo, 24-28 Libra, 15-19 Sagittarius, and 6-10 Aquarius. If you have a planet or angle in one of these zones, expect important choices and changes, most of which require a sense of humor or freedom as you allow your creative visualization to give you whatever ability to “dominate circumstances” there is to be found.
Mars shows us how aggravated or frustrated we are or aren’t at the pace of things, and whether we’re still plagued by ghosts of isolation and separateness that need to be reconstructed and repaired. This repair or reconstruction work has its structural roots in late 2011 through October 2012, and this is the final exam of how we’ve been working on our connectedness since late 2009. Ultimately this Mars retrograde in Libra period will help us refinee our Mars function through a solid understanding of “right proportion” or “right perspective,” or perhaps show us the way toward a fair, elegant, refined, or balanced way of doing things.
I touched on the importance of Saturn in the Scorpio zone of the Grand Irrationality in part one of this Full Moon series. There may be a need to see loss and death in terms of the power it provides us to regenerate, and many will come to a deeper understanding of the permanent spiritual factors in their existence, as well as a deeper courage that will never desert them.
This period when the Scorpio zone of the Grand Irrationality has been and continues to be triggered, shows that everyone will go through important releases of energy, people, and elements that would prevent them from being the spiritual potential they hold in the depths of their Being. This is a threshold, and some people cannot go through it with us, nor can we cross their threshold with them. So let go, let God, and show your stuff with focus and compassion. The experiment nears completion!
Spirit walks with this configuration, as well as any major septile series aspect between the planets. The choices we make as a result of these non-rational aspects show us our “direction of destiny,” and determines if the Spirit will grow stronger and closer with you, or if you will move in directions away from Spirit. Given that most of this community is intentionally trying to live in harmony with Life, Nature, and each other, chances are that whatever you – yes, YOU the reader – are confronting will show you a deeper, richer, more powerful Spiritual life. Which is a good thing.
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 that it set “the Great Fracturing” into motion, and its theme is related to the ability to get a new understanding of recent events, where we practice being balanced through adjusting to the natural rhythm of things while re-dedicating ourselves to our “Truth of Being.”
As I noted then, we are now in the heart of a trial by fire that will show us how well-trained our Spiritual Warrior is. If you need to refresh your understanding of what the Spiritual Warrior or Guardian actually is, please take a new look at “Life’s Battles and the Spiritual Warrior Who Can Never Lose.” I elaborated on this coming time of intensity, fracturing, and how to do this very tricky and potentially destructive time in my interview with Michele Meiche on “Awakenings” a few weeks ago, so please visit that show if you haven’t already.
You can find the link to that show at Awakenings with Robert Wilkinson speaking about the coming Great Fracturing of the Grand Cardinal Crosses, coming Eclipses, and the on-going Grand Irrationality. I begin about 45 minutes in, and it’s a wild ride from there, with a lot of compressed, concentrated information on how to navigate the fracturing that’s already happening and getting heavier by the day!
We are in the passage promised by this heavily transmutational New Moon, with the ability to “raise the natural to the human,” or see the natural magic in who we are once we drop old emotional sludge or baggage that may not have ever been ours to begin with. See a great vision of “civilized living,” and be willing to be called to a renewal. Just expect that things will accelerate with extraordinary speed in the near future, so don’t get bugged by the pressure.
The Aries seed indicated by this New Moon can help us get a different interpretation of recent events, as well as what’s been awakened since 2010. We’ll continue to have to be moderate and reasonable in our responses while continuing to use our greater understanding or stability in the emotional intelligence awakened last Summer.
This period offers us a practicum in skillfully managing our emotions and mind as we move through a time of major life rebalancing and re-prioritization. Here we continue to learn to find a reasonable perspective and balanced approach to long term pressures. Saturn continues to put a focus on eliminating stagnant feelings and responses, finding appropriate boundaries and a sense of responsibility for our magnetism as we continue to shed various “skins of personality.”
Other Factors of Note
First, this is the first Full Moon of Spring, the first of the “Three High Moons of Spring.” In the Northern Hemisphere, this is Nature’s Spring, where the life force springs forth in natural life forms. The second High Moon is the coming Wesak Festival at the Full Moon of Taurus-Scorpio. This marks the Buddha’s birthday, when a new type of wisdom-compassion is poured out into the world, moving the life force of the First High Moon into a stable form. The third High Moon is called the “Christ Fest,” and is marked by the Full Moon of Gemini-Sagittarius. It is said this is the point when the World Teacher takes the life-infused “Buddha Wisdom” and distributes it across the world as a teaching for that year. I’ll write more about this in a few weeks when we’re celebrating the “Happy Buddha Birthday.”
Second, this Full Moon is on the exact degree axis of the Full Moon Eclipse of last October, but with the Lights reversed. That would imply some things that got shut down during the months that Eclipse was in effect created space so this Eclipse could offer a) more of the same along related line, and/or b) future events that would fill the voids created last Autumn. This one’s a Total Eclipse, so I suspect what began to dislodge last Autumn will crash between now and late July.
Third, as Venus is extraordinarily strong in this Eclipse chart, she will play a major part in how things express. Exalted, making a close harmonizing trine to Jupiter, Venus is the means by which Jupiter is made more stable, understanding, and compassionate as it does its part to express the best that the Cross has to offer. It becomes the means to release the tension of the squares, and can be a strong, wise, and nurturing expression of the technique of perspective that Pluto offers all of us.
Venus is also on the exact degree of the recent Pisces New Moon. You will recall that its theme is related to “entering into the sanctuary,” where our mind has now been introduced to some element of the Soul realm. We have all “walked on” in some area of our life, with freedom and humanitarian instincts front and center during the month of March. This Eclipse will bring us all that is beautiful and valuable related to how we lived that lesson.
This is the second Full Moon with the North Node in Libra. We have now finished a long wave process of learning to “shed skins,” and let go of echoes of memories of perceptions by taking a new look at what we used to believe. Factoring in last November’s Scorpio Solar Eclipse, we’ve been in the heart of learning “gain through loss,” so that we could have faith, go deeper, and receive impressions from higher planes.
The Scorpio focus for the past 1+ year is helping us intensify our striving in structured ways so we can unveil the life Mystery we’ve been chasing for quite a while. This helps us get a broader view of the potential of last Spring’s new initiatives. It’s also helping us see a) how we have shifted our magnetism on relationships since then, and/or b) how we need to find a new view or way of understanding the losses and eliminations of the past we’ve been through. Now we’re flowing into a long wave period of finding the right focus to bring forth a higher way to be with other.
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 1 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.
Jones Patterns and Element Balance
The planets in this chart are clearly a Bucket Jones pattern. Since the “handle” of the Bucket involves the sign Cancer, that energy helps us focus the energies of all the other planets.
A “Bucket Pattern” is a type of planetary spread with all the planets in about half the signs with one outside that span wide enough to be a handle. The energies of the occupied half are focused through the “handle,” or “nozzle,” in this case Jupiter, termed the “focal determinator.” The handle, or focal determinator, represents the way to greater effectiveness, the cause to be embraced, the lack to be filled, or the way to use the total energies of this time in a focused manner.
Dr. Jones states “the bucket type indicates a particular and rather uncompromising direction in the life effort.” This pattern gives “interest in a cause,” with executive tendencies that will adapt allegiances to maximize results of the effort. He says “the bucket type at its best reveals the real instructor and inspirer of others, and at its worst the agitator and malcontent.” This is the larger planetary pattern within which we’re all trying to do what we do.
We are also told this pattern is more about finding an effective release for energy within social settings, but also about the individual imposing their patterns on society rather than adapting to what is there. It’s about focused intention. So all of us can expect some sort of focused attention on the house where we have 13 Cancer. And remember that this Spring and Summer we’re all learning a sense of humor and/or irony due to Jupiter’s recent stationary degree.
With 4 planets in Water, 3 in Fire, 2 in Air, and 1 in Earth, we have an emphasis on feelings and inspiration, with relatedness in the air due to the Full Moon. Since Air and Earth are “cool” elements and Fire and Water are “hot” elements, feelings will run high, with moderation and balance there for us to use thanks to the Libra emphasis. Be inspired as you flow through events, and keep it as practical as you can even though everything is in motion!
More on how Uranus Square Pluto Is Ramping Up Radical Energies!
As I’ve mentioned off and on over the past 3+ years, we’re all learning to manage the “out of control” energies of Uranus square Pluto. They are certainly front and center at this exact point in history!
’ve discussed this aspect at length over quite a few articles in the archives. Please 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 now moving through a span of degrees active between 2013 and 2015, and in this chart it’s on a degree of seeing the dance of relationships in our inner and outer worlds as showing us how to overcome fear, shame, and the need to hide. We’ve now seen how our Soul fits into a bigger picture and larger life pattern, and a greater freedom and aspiration within a larger pattern of Soul growth through our ability to rise above lesser things.
This continues to lead us to a new identity and patience as we continue to synthesize concentration, reinterpretations of the past, and a sense of a new worldly order while moving into new realms of self-expression. We are now awakening to a technique of relationship between individuals, or individualizing parts of ourselves. Allow Spirit to dance through you, and you may experience yourself directly as totally at one with Nature.
As usual, beware of those who are impatient, since explosiveness is in the air due to this square. Again, the T-square with Uranus as the driver throws the void into Libra, showing we need balance and a sense of perspective and proportion as we move into pioneering realms of self-sufficiency. This is where Mars retrograde in Libra is actually assisting us to moderate the extreme responses of Uranus square Pluto, coupled with the very beneficial Jupiter influence in this Eclipse.
Pluto has now finished its time teaching us harmlessness, kindness, and magnetism that brings forth a more gentle set of interactions through the deeper transformations going on in our lives. This Lunation shows us another way of embracing the feelings and experiences of that emergent transformational role we accepted 2009-2010. Keep purifying yourself in every way, since the less sludge we carry forward the lighter and freer we’ll feel.
We have now been guided through deep experiences that taught us how 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. In this chart Pluto occupies its stationary retrograde threshold, indicating the need for “a valid historical perspective,” where we separate out the core principles from the events surrounding them.
As we learn to master Uranus square Pluto, we will be able to see the true causes of any social disorder, constructive versus destructive justifications and motives, and see where mistrust and mischief-making originate. This allows us to grow into a greater power when we’re confronted by old Pluto roles, coercions, and heavy-handed corrosive behavior. We can use the square between Uranus and Pluto 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.
What's the proper sequence at present of deciding, feeling, and thinking, and an Overview of the Lunation
This Full Moon is initiating and opens doors of balanced expression. Whether we know it or not, we’ve all graduated into “a new realm of being.” Continue to find a deeper faith in your individual Self and process as you release elements of your life that no longer suit your magnetic needs.
As a process of moving through events, get clear about what you feel and why you feel it, and then get a new vision, a new understanding, or a new way of seeing things. Once you have the information, understanding, or vision you need, then decide what has to be done, and then go do it! While this may seem overly cautious, it’s the natural order of these times.
So follow your feelings into that which opens you to a new understanding or view of something. Follow this interpretation or thinking phase by seeing what simple thing has to be done to move everything forward one step, and then go do it. Allow your deciding and acting to follow your thinking or interactions, and a new feeling or experience will naturally arise after you’ve done what you must.
So this is a Lunation indicating that we’ll lead with our feelings, hunches, or experience, which will lead us to new information, new communications, or a new vision. This in turn will require a simple decision and/or action. Then a new depth feeling or experience will arise, followed by another new understanding or vision, which will in turn lead to new decisions and actions.
This continues to help us eliminate all we no longer want to carry in our emotional field while helping us find a clear understanding of why we’re going through the changes, endings, and beginnings we are. With the harmonious Water trines, we are in a time of an incredible amount of feeling energy, and continue to have opportunities to practice the emotional intelligence and “feeling-knowing” that has emerged over the past 16 months. Even if this period puts us under pressure to make critical decisions, the flow will lead us exactly where we need to be.
While it may feel like there’s a hard edge to circumstances over the next two weeks, these choices have been months in the making. This period will help some to a transcendent state, whether through fracturing, abrupt changes, things that fill life voids, our new perspectives on what to retire from so a new potential can be embraced beginning May. This one helps us move through endings and openings into a greater view of our transformational process and potential.
Venus is blessing our minds to be guided by our Souls “into the sanctuary.” This Eclipse will of course help many things to shut down as we continue to learn a new “measure of response.” Be compassionate as you move through the endings, see the relatedness to things, and keep refining your expression through finding the fluidity in the alternating balance of Mind and heart, Will and Love, in how you do your Being. Stay focused on the greater dedication you began last Summer, and be strong and courageous as you move through the Great Fracturing!
For your contemplation, a final meditation I offer each month at the end of our Full Moon journey of exploration.
We are Light. All things are composed of Light in various frequencies that express as limitless forms. Some light frequencies are of greater density than others.
All shadows result from light hitting a dense object. Psychological shadows too. Therefore, it’s good to become as translucent and translucid as possible to dispel lurking shadows.
If you must look at and/or deal with shadows, whether your own or another’s, then refocus your Light on the object being illuminated, since that form is 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.
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