by Robert Wilkinson
Better late than never! This stabilizing, freeing, and clarifying "Super" Full Moon at 19 Leo-Aquarius helps free us from old social inhibitions through rising to some occasion that proves who we are and what we can do. Here we get glimpses of alternatives at the threshold of a new way of self-expression managed in concrete actions.
Important Chart Factors
The various parts of our lives that fractured during the Grand Crosses and T-squares in play between December 2013 and May 2014 are now done. We’ve learned how to keep our balance and moderate our responses in the midst of very unstable conditions. Regarding what we’ve lost, as I told you during 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.
Because of Jupiter in Cancer making Water trines to Neptune and Saturn between July 2013 and June 2014, we had an expanded ability to experience life more joyfully, fluidly, and intelligently while moving through deep feelings. We have been experiencing 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. Now that Neptune is retrograde, we’re getting signals about this call of renewal!
Jupiter at 6 Leo is helping us admire differences, and not get into confrontations regarding transcient views. This 2 week period will help us move the new creativity and spontaneity of Jupiter in Leo into the social or emotional realm. We have truly entered a year of Jupiter teaching us through the Fixed Heart Fire of Leo.
Since the Summer of 2013 we’ve felt what nourishes us and what doesn’t, and learned a new emotional intelligence to help us flow through and past endings, voids, and deep feelings. These gave us a feeling-knowing of new ways to take care of ourselves and others.
In the Winter of 2013 we went deeper into the flow of our new “feeling-knowing” via Jupiter and Saturn. We learned not to clutch as we moved into deeper ways of experiencing life, power, loss, and magnetism. Since March, Jupiter has assisted our Higher Self to see the humor or irony in situations, as we begin to pick up the pace in finding “success.” We now know what “success” looks like to us, and can now take a look at alternative approaches and a freer way of experiencing life.
Major Aspects and Configurations
In this Lunation, we have three major septile series aspects in play: Venus biseptile Uranus, Jupiter triseptile Pluto, and Saturn septile Pluto. So relationships are at a turning point, opportunity and vision are at a turning point, and how we structure our future destiny in the NOW is at a turning point!
Venus governs relationships, and Jupiter is the expansive principle that liberates us into greater life adventures. Uranus is the Divine Intelligence that keeps us honest, fresh, and original, while removing all that is a hindrance to the expression of our unique individuality. And of course, Pluto is the Divine Transformer at work purifying all that we cannot take into our future.
Since these involve Uranus and Pluto, it’s a global spiritual influence. So if you’re confronted with some strange situation that makes no sense, don’t take it personally.
The septile and triseptile involving Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto activate where these fall and rule in our chart. The approximate degree zones affected are 4-8 Leo, 25-29 Virgo, 16-20 Scorpio, 8-12 Capricorn, 30 Aquarius-4 Pisces, 21-25 Aries, and 13-17 Gemini. If you have a planet or angle in these zones, expect important ideas or signals forcing action wherever Jupiter impacts your chart! These zones currently define the Grand Irrationality, even though Neptune is too wide at present.
Venus biseptile Uranus involves a different set of hot zones, no less strong and very much active in our charts! These degrees are 15-19 Aries, 6-10 Gemini, 27 Cancer- 1 Leo, 19-23 Virgo, 10-14 Scorpio, 1-5 Capricorn, and 23-27 Aquarius. So you can see that this set it triggered, followed very closely by the Grand Irrationality!
We also find the Moon quadranovile Venus, Venus tredecile Saturn and biquintile Neptune, the Sun binovile Mars, Mars conjunct Saturn and sextile Pluto, Jupiter quincunx Neptune, and the ongoing Uranus square Pluto. These are not obvious aspects, but will produce many spiritual realizations, as well as serendipity wherever the Venus tredecile Saturn falls, and major adjustments in unclear situations via the Jupiter quincunx Neptune.
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.
So the Grand Irrationality is very prominent in this chart, and will 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 remembering what Jupiter has been teaching us the past year, and is showing us the value of the emotional intelligence we’ve reinforced over the past months, and give it a new power of creative expression through a new sense of freedom from what has been.
”…. this will be a creative, freeing, and frictional New Moon, and we all will be tested to keep our balance and sense of equilibrium as we confront the need to clean out our things and relationships that are preventing us from getting the concrete results we’re striving for. Even though the conjunction to Jupiter is barely separating, it will still play a huge part in the next few weeks, since Jupiter will transit the New Moon degree through the first week of August.
So we’re moving into new forms of self-expression, creativity, and play, and much that has been unclear has become very clear by now. Here we show what we know, and prove our ability to wield power in constructive ways, or at least creatively and/or playfully in deconstructive ways. We will most definitely come to new ways of relating to people and a larger social existence through trusting “the God within” and withdrawing with dignity from irritating situations and people.
The next 4 weeks we will be moving into deep emotional waters, so keep a good sense of perspective, and keep it simple, friendly, and detached. Some will find themselves at the beginning of a great group work that will outlive them, while others will find healing, or healing powers, and potentially “the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
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 Full Moon shows us how to free ourselves, and rise to some occasion to bring something under control that threatens to devastate the landscape.
If you want to know more about the themes of the New Moon that is coming to fruition over the next 2 weeks, 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 to a more in-depth analysis of what this Full Moon period is about.
Other Factors of Note
This is the sixth Full Moon with the North Node in Libra. When the North Node was in Scorpio between September 2012 and February 2014 we went through 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 the November 2013 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 Saturn in Scorpio focus since October 2012 has helped us intensify our striving in structured ways so we can unveil the life Mystery we’ve been chasing for quite a while. This has anchored a deeper emotional stability and magnetism in those who have done the hard work of making Saturn your friend. Saturn has also taught us to 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 others.
So What is a “Splay Pattern” and how does it work?
This month is fairly spread out in terms of planets in signs, since the 10 planets occupy 7 signs and are fairly spread out around the zodiacal wheel. So we’ve left the “See Saw” previously defined by planets in Aries, Taurus, and Cancer opposed by planets in Libra, Scorpio, and Capricorn, and now are living within another pattern. The oppositions of previous months are no longer in play, and given the spread of the planets in the signs, they’re all over the map!
This type of spread, with all the planets in odd angles to each other with differing distributions among the signs, creates a “Splay” Jones Pattern. As Marc Jones put it, “the arrangement is neither even nor symmetrical,” revealing “strong and sharp aggregations of the planets at irregular points.”
Dr. Jones states “This suggests highly individual or purposeful emphases in the life, where the temperament juts out into experiences according to its own very special tastes.” This pattern “makes its own anchorage in existence,” and has a quality of “rugged resistance to pigeonholing, either in the near conventional compartments of nature, or in the idea-pockets of associates.”
He goes on to state this pattern gives a “persistent emphasis on individuality,” and the “spokelike emphases of the planetary groupings” are random, but have a “tripod” footing and approach to life circumstances. He says this pattern “reveals a very intensive personality who cannot be limited to any single steady point of application.” This temperament is “particular and impersonal in its interests,” rather than “universal-impersonal” or “particular-personal.”
This implies that affairs will be diversely spread out, some will not mesh well with others, and there will be a “hub and spoke" quality to what happens these next 4 weeks. This spread shows a wide diversity of things going on that promotes individuality.
Of the traditional 10 planets, there are 4 planets in Water signs, 4 in Fire, 1 in Earth, and 1 in Air. This indicates a huge emphasis on feelings and experiencing life, as with the last several New Moons.
However, for the first time since last December, we have no planets in Air signs (except the Moon). That’s a huge shift in the atmosphere! With so much Fire and Water in play, this is a very volatile combination that creates steam power when focused or fogs and mists when uncontained. It should be a wild ride energetically, given the only Earth is via distant Pluto, which is more or less a constant energy field as I’ve explained in other articles.
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, things are going to heat up, with inspiration and feelings at the forefront. The Water element will continue to be strong for many weeks, so keep applying the emotional intelligence you’ve been cultivating since last summer.
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 its stationary retrograde degree of retiring with dignity from dramas we don’t need. This is the first step in knowing what we do not have to be involved in as we learn to focus our potency. As it’s been off-again, on-again quincunx to Saturn in recent weeks, some of what we’re withdrawing from entails 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.
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. We’re now again having to look at life as a science lab, and learn the principles governing what comes and what goes in our perceptual reality. 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 new information, new perspectives, and new understanding. Whatever has been propped up by ego will crash in some spectacular ways. This helps us find a new view as we stand on a threshold, and perhaps we can see some things from the past differently, and find a new wisdom in that perspective.
As I’ve told you the past three 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. Expansion and opportunity will be all around, as long as we don’t get into polarized confrontations.
As a process of moving through events, we’re all going to be inclined to feel our way into decisions, after which we need to search for new ideas, perceptions, views, and interactions. Once we’ve gotten a new idea, vision, or understanding, then feel your experience that helps you make a decision and act on it! Take your feeling-knowing one step at a time, and keep finding new information and interpretations to update your perceptual files.
With Jupiter leading the Sun, this Lunation will show us new truths, new approaches, new ways of seeing the bigger picture, and new ways to admire differences of opinion. This continues our adventure into new Jupiter in Leo experiences as we consider alternative understanding or what is, and what could be.
Because of Saturn’s power in Scorpio and the Venus tredecile, we continue to eliminate all we no longer want to carry in our emotional field through unique circumstances perfect for our needs. With Mars conjunct Saturn, it’s time to apply the emotional intelligence and “feeling-knowing” we’ve acquired since Summer 2013, and see how a major set of lessons are complete with new ones about to present themselves at the end of August.
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 Full Moon helps free us in some way, and many should receive special gifts and opportunities perfect for what we’ve been developing up to now. Having heard the call to renewal, now it’s time to stand for what you believe in, rise to occasional, and see your “exaggerated life problems” as spurs to a renewal, where you show your stuff with indomitability!
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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