by Robert Wilkinson
This distributive, inspired “Christ Fest” Full Moon at 23 Gemini-Sag helps us use the Wesak Festival lessons to open to the “World Teacher” and the global lessons of the year, and marks the crossing of a threshold. While the T-square storm is prominent again, we’ve moving beyond the wreckage of the past and finding new ways to transform using our “feeling-knowing” we’ve been developing since last Summer.
Important Chart Factors
Despite the various difficult fracturing of the Grand Crosses and T-squares in play since December that are ending soon, we’ve learned how to keep our balance and target what we care about that are related to why certain things had to pass away. As I told you in the run-up to the Great Fracturing of April, 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.
The interesting thing about this period where the seed of the recent New Moon in Gemini teaching us about flexibility is coming to fruition via this Full Moon is that we’re actually in an extremely favorable period. This Full Moon continues the themes of the last Wesak Full Moon, just in different expressed forms. Given the number of 5th and 10th harmonic aspects in play, everyone’s going to get a gift, special circumstances, serendipity, and/or a chance to express a unique quality they’ve developed.
We'll all have an enormous capacity to experience life more joyfully and playfully while we are educated in moving through deep feelings with a sense of what’s being born. This is a call to a joyous life renewal, the birth of a new way of learning or teaching through a more natural playfulness, or seeing the great Leela or play of Life itself so we can remember how our Eternal Self views various life dramas.
Jupiter at 23 Cancer moves us into unknown realms of personality integration. Jupiter is almost done teaching us via the emotions, and the next Full Moon will be the last with Jupiter in Cancer for a dozen years. Since last Summer we’ve felt what nourishes us and what doesn’t, learned a new emotiona intelligence to help us flow through and past endings, voids, and deep feelings into a new way of taking care of ourselves and others.
Last Winter we went deeper into the flow of our new “feeling-knowing.” We’ve learned not to clutch as we’ve moved into deeper experiences. Our Eternal Nature has been leading us to see the humor or irony in situations, and found a new way to define “success.”
Keep expressing your skills and talents despite the strange atmosphere. We’re still in an active process of personality integration via the affairs of the house that Jupiter is transiting in our charts. This process hit critical mass with the recent Solar Eclipse, with our “final exam” lasting from May through early July.
Major Aspects and Configurations
The only septile series aspect in play is Mercury biseptile Mars, no small thing! Mercury is leading us backward through prior feeling experiences to re-evaluate how to “do Mars.” Mars here helps us survey what we may need to play our role, and releases much through the T-square making yet another “aftershock” of the Great Fracturing of April.
The biseptile shows as the externalization of something forcing a choice or resulting from a choice resulting from a consequence. This one cuts from early Cancer to mid-Libra, activating those parts of our charts. Hot zones are around 1-4 Cancer, 22-25 Leo, 13-16 Libra, 5-8 Sagittarius, 27-30 Capricorn, 18-21 Pisces, and 10-13 Taurus. If you have a planet or angle in these zones, expect important ideas or signals forcing action wherever Mars impacts your chart!
Given Mercury’s quintile to Uranus, the lower and Higher Mind are working well together in some unique way. Other quintile series aspects in play involve Moon biquintile Venus, quintile Mars, decile Saturn, and quintile Neptune. We move into Venus biquintile Mars and quintile Neptune, Sun tredecile Mars and biquintile Saturn, and Mars biquintile Neptune. We finish with Saturn tredecile Neptune, and you have a LOT of zones where magic can happen!
First, we have 4 points of a Great Quintile, a 5 Pointed Star pattern. That is extremely rare! These specialized zones involving very important planets are around 22-27 Sagittarius (Moon), 4-9 Pisces (Neptune), 16-21 Taurus (Venus), 28 Cancer – 3 Leo (void), and 10-15 Libra (Mars). When we add the same degrees in the opposite signs, we can include the Sun (22-27 Sag) and Saturn (16-21 Scorpio). The latter two put tredeciles into play and further specialize the Great Quintile, since in the final analysis the dance features both Lights, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Neptune. That puts a lot of energies into play in our charts in highly specialized ways!
If you have any planet in any of these 10 zones, some very special events and experiences are yours for the making. And I have no doubt a lot of it will be precipitated when Jupiter and then the Sun cross through the void zone in July! I TOLD you this was a special Full Moon!
Venus is very close to an EXACT opposition with Saturn. While that can create some tension, it can lead to a realization of the value of something you must do, or some duty or responsibility you’ve taken on. With Venus in its home sign of Taurus, it’s not exactly prone to give ground when it doesn’t feel like doing so. That’s why the quintiles opening up the tension of opposition into special gifts and circumstances can only be good. Find something of purpose that you value and want to make real.
Other aspects of note that I haven’t mentioned so far include Moon quincunx Jupiter, Venus sextile Jupiter, Sun quadranovile Pluto, Mars binovile Jupiter, Saturn quincunx Uranus, and Uranus novile Neptune. All in all, very spiritualizing and uplifting realizations coupled with productivity and more than a couple of important sacrifices, adjustments, or corrections.
This is the first Lunation with Saturn quincunx Uranus. This will dominate the Summer. Hard adjustments, corrections, sacrifices, and major league productivity are promised by this configuration. Break up old complexes, and allow your vitality to create new ideas, share new ideas, and be receptive to new ideas. A playful flexibility might just be the key to this period of time!
Mars continues to move forward after its very long stay in Libra. We’ve learned how not to get aggravated, see newer, more moderate or elegant ways of self-expression, and had to become conscious peacemakers. All have been challenged to see they are as surrounded by life and love as a fish by water. All have been walking amidst “brightening influences,” whether they knew it or not.
This is the final exam of how we’ve been working on our connectedness since late 2009. Ultimately the Mars retrograde in Libra period helped us refine 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 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.
While the Grand Irrationality is not in play in this chart, it will still be triggered by transits numerous times during the time this Full Moon is prominent. The Grand Irrationality in play these past 20 years has affected various generations at different times, and everyone has been touched at some point in huge ways.
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 it initiated a period of some things melting down or falling apart, where other factors that had been suppressed began to come to the surface. We have been in a time of discovery and opening to new experiences in the emotional or social world.
We had to get clear about what roles we are and are not playing, and not be timid at inappropriate moments. This has been a time to crank up the imagination while being mindful of details and following through on plans. And of course, with Mars where it is, the powerful cardinal T-square is a constant these days.
For the rest of this year, 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.” This Moon shows us how to transform what we need to, from the core to the limit.
Other Factors of Note
First, this is the third Full Moon of the Northern Hemispheric Spring, the third of the “Three High Moons of Spring.” This “Third High Moon” is known as the “Christ Fest.” This is where the new type of wisdom compassion poured out to the world at the Wesak Festival is expressed via the World Teacher (however you conceive of this Being) in a new world teaching based in that life-infused “Buddha Wisdom.”
This is the fourth 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
This month is fairly spread out in terms of planets in signs, since the 10 planets occupy 9 signs, but in some sharp oppositions to each other around the zodiacal wheel. The planets in this chart include three powerful oppositions, with enough space between other sectors that it makes this a “See Saw” Jones pattern, defined by planets in Gemini, Libra, and Scorpio opposed by planets in Sagittarius, Aries, and Taurus.
So What is a “See Saw Pattern” and how does it work?
This type of spread, with two or more planets on one side of the map and the others on the other side of the map, with at least one or two oppositions to define the axis of awareness, creates a “See Saw” Jones Pattern. Where a See Saw pattern is present, stay focused and balanced at the center while taking note of the periphery of things, and don't get off on a tangent or limb.
This pattern shows a need to be able to see both sides of any given thing, especially where there are opposing trends or views. The strength is in an ability to triangulate to angles of approach beyond the polarity that allows for progress and understanding.
With 4 planets in Water, 2 in Fire, 2 in Air, and 2 in Earth, we have an emphasis on feelings, with a balance between inspiration, relatedness, and practicality. Since Air and Earth are “cool” elements and Fire and Water are “hot” elements, feelings will run high, with moderation and balance combined with gracious initiatives there for us to use thanks to the Aries-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 opening our minds to a new potential. Some of these will entail the sacrifice of old desires, attachments, and old limiting magnetism, but we can break into new discoveries and newer, better functioning by what gets adjusted. Expect to withdraw from some things, maintaining your dignity, while trusting “the God Within” to lead you to what your wisdom knows is true.
As usual, beware of those who are impatient, since explosiveness is in the air due to the square. Again, the T-square with Pluto as the driver throws the void into Cancer, showing we need to use the qualities that Jupiter in Cancer have been teaching us since last August to make the best of the square. In some respects, this time when Mars has been retrograde and part of the squares and crosses has assisted us to moderate the extreme responses of Uranus square Pluto, coupled with Jupiter’s very benign influence in Cancer.
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 a degree challenging us to self-transcendence, to open to our Divine Transformational Power, and move into a greater authorship. This is the next step in learning “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 will help us get some things “unstuck,” while playing with discoveries, ideas, and approaches at the threshold of a new way of life. We are still balancing “the pairs of opposites” so we may move forward as individuals, dancing in more fulfilling relationships while feeling a sense of relief at having navigated some life “rapids” now past.
As I’ve told you the past two months, 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 follow that feeling into a decision or action. Once you’ve done what you need to, 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 move into a new sense of flow into the next set of decisions and actions.
So follow your feelings into knowing what must be done, and then do it. After the decision or action, get a new vision, a new understanding, or newer, more up to date information on the basis of that action. So allow your quest for a newer vision, communication, or understanding to follow your decision, and then a new feeling or experience will naturally arise from that new approach.
Because of Saturn’s power in Scorpio, we continue to eliminate all we no longer want to carry in our emotional field while finding a newer, more moderate, gracious, or elegant way of dealing with the rhythm of elimination and regeneration. We now can look back at the emotional intelligence and “feeling-knowing” we’ve acquired since Summer 2013, and see how a major set of lessons are complete.
While it may feel like there’s been a hard edge to circumstances in recent weeks and months, these choices have been months in the making. We now have been shown the way to a higher Life through all that has fractured and all the abrupt changes. Many life voids have been created and/or filled, offering us new perspectives on what to retire from so a new potential can be embraced at this time. This one helps us adjust to our gifts, or receive special gifts and opportunities perfect for what we’ve been developing up to now. Hear the call to renewal that requires entrance into unknown zones of feeling and faith.
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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