by Robert Wilkinson
This Full Moon mainly delivers on the promise of last month’s Lunar Eclipse through the turning points and releases promised by the Mutable T-square and the three powerful septile series aspects made in this Lunation. Last month’s Mystic Rectangle Eclipse initiating many favorable and productive beginnings gets blessed this month, both in terms of what is released and what is integrated.
Major Aspects and Configurations
As I mentioned previously, there aren’t many aspects in this Full Moon, but the ones that are made are extraordinarily powerful in promising major changes and forks in the road of destiny for individuals as well as nations. Other than the T-square and 7th harmonic aspects, the only other ones are Moon quincunx Uranus, Mercury quintile Pluto, and Venus binovile Pluto.
That means most of the planetary interrelationships are “standalone,” in the sense that they don’t interact with the other planets except in these few specific cases. That narrows and defines what’s interacting with what over the next two weeks.
As noted, the Full Moon makes a T-square with Saturn as the driver, throwing the void into late Gemini, showing us the problem and/or the solution to any problem that shows up related to this Lunation. Also, because the Moon opposes Mercury, it re-activates the separating Mercury square Saturn. The two oppositions made by the Moon are not relieved by any favorable aspects, indicating a line of awareness or polarization that must be dealt with directly.
Last month’s Eclipse featured a Cardinal T-square playing off the Tension of Opposites in the Aries-Libra opposition via the trigger planet at the apex of the T (Pluto). That promises many months of radical purifications, deaths and rebirths, journeys into and out of “the underworld,” and the sprouting of long wave seed forms involving group activity and accelerated growth.
This month’s Mutable T-square plays off the Tension of Opposites in the Pisces-Virgo axis and releases via the trigger planet at the apex, Saturn in Sagittarius. This again puts Saturn at the forefront of the way to integrate and/or release the oppositional energy. Put another way, if you are confronting some inner or outer opposition related to life areas ruled by Pisces or Virgo, use wise Saturn energies to express the best of a mature and responsible Sagittarius response.
T-squares are great for achieving types of personality integration, which is an essential step in consciously identifying with our Higher Self so we may express the Light and Love of our unique Soul message in our life on Earth. So consider the friction of “organized expansion” or “structured passage to Truth or a greater future” (Saturn in Sag) as a spur to help you find different ways to view things, understand things, or communicate things. As the third decan of Gemini is associated with the Sun in the ancient system and Saturn in the modern system, be mentally flexible as you find the overview you need to see the larger order to things.
The Moon forms a waxing quincunx to Uranus, showing the need for practical adjustment in expressing the forms of our uniqueness or originality. The training and self-discipline indicated by the Lunar symbol will help us adjust the expression of Uranus at a degree of carrying things through to completion.
That could mean a need to adjust practical methods to finish what needs finishing, or find where things are stuck magnetically. Growth will come through transmuting the natural to the magical, cultivating creativity and a view that we are cultivating what we need to express specialized spiritual energy in the future.
Mercury quintile Pluto shows potential gifts for getting to the heart of any matter, or seeing the core issues around any given ambivalence or confusion. As Mercury is on a degree of abundance, and Pluto is on a degree of group rehearsal, it would seem we could get flashes of insight that would enable us to find seed ideas that could lead to future abundance.
This is an aspect of a types of “X-ray vision,” and seeing the seeds of the future. Active zones in this cycle of the relationship of the coordinating “Guide of Souls” to the ultimate transformation shown by the “Lord of the Underworld” are around 16-20 Capricorn, 28 Pisces- 2 Aries, 10-14 Gemini, 22-26 Leo, and 4-8 Scorpio.
As noted in an earlier article, Mars is septile Neptune and biseptile Pluto, triggering the Grand Irrationality! That shows the whole world is at a critical fork in the road of destiny, especially involving nations with significant planets in any of the affected 7 zones, which I gave you in part one of this series.
This marks a major turning point in the areas where we have Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Pisces as houses, precipitated by events related to where we have mid-Capricorn and early Taurus. To note, these initial turning points will be understood from different angles of view in early April, the third week of April, and the third week of May thanks to Mercury retrograde, with the Light of understanding around the beginning of the fourth week of April. Then we should be able to capture the appreciation and value of these turning points in the second week of June.
Venus makes a vigintile with the Sun and a binovile to Pluto. The former deals with the beginning of some gift or specialization, and the latter indicates we’re backtracking in the Venus-Pluto cycle, and getting to reconsider a higher spiritual order that’s already been revealed to us that will be set into motion over the next few weeks.
All the novile series aspects bring forth possible spiritual developments, and the specializing aspects bring forth unique conditions. If you want to know more about these aspects, when you’re done here please go to The Specializing Aspects Pt. 1 – Quintile, Tredecile, Decile, and Biquintile, The Specializing Aspects Pt. 2 – The Quindecile and Vigintile, and The Spiritual Aspect Series – The Novile, Septile, and Elftile Harmonic Aspects where you’ll find more about the meaning of these aspects and the glyphs associated with them. Also, remember that all of these set up harmonic resonance void points all over our charts.
Of the traditional 10 planets, there are 3 planets in Fire signs, 3 in Water, 3 in Earth, and 1 in Air. This Lunation decreases communicating and relating while boosting an emphasis on a balance between inspiration, feeling, and practicality. Just beware the fogs and mists created when Fire and Water are not balanced, or the mud and swamps created when Earth and Water are not balanced.
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, it’s far hotter than cooler, and at its best, we can experience a balance of inspired sensitive practicality, or a grounded experience of a greater truth and future to be embraced.
More on how Uranus Square Pluto Has Ramped Up Radical Energies!
Even though it’s separating at present, it will activate each time a planet transits Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn. In this chart, Jupiter retrograde is triggering the square anew, just as last month’s Eclipse activated it for the next 3 months. This is bringing the lessons we’ve been learning for the past 4+ years back front and center!
Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn are volatile, “out of control” energies. This square has symbolized the global collision of ideas at this point in history, and from time to time has been at the forefront of the hard edge of the conflict between control systems and the forces of individualization that are calling everyone to a greater spiritual individuality.
Even though the exact square is past, we’re still dealing with the “mundane square” between Aries and Capricorn which is now re-activated by Jupiter. Uranus and Pluto are now both in direct motion, so the square is waning despite being re-triggered each time either is conjuncted, squared, or opposed for the next few months.
Their angular relationship is now widening, and in this chart they are 93+ degrees apart, which will last until late March. This sets up a “dual-pulse friction” for the next few months which will be triggered by the Moon 4 times a month, and when the planets transit through mid-to-late Aries and Cancer. Jupiter will not finish squaring Pluto until September, so remember what I told you earlier about how to handle these volatile energies. Beware of opportunities that are against your best interests, and don’t get into secret agreements or risky activities of any sort.
I’ve discussed Uranus square Pluto at length in many 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’ve been dealing with this for a few years, and it certainly introduced us all to a very “electric and eclectic” revolution unlike any seen since the 1960s!!
Uranus is now moving through a span of degrees it hasn’t transited since 1932-1934. Given what was happening then and the parallels to what’s going on now, stay alert to those who are impatient or petulant in wanting to change things in a hurry, as well as those who are willing to wage ideological war against others. There are promises to be redeemed later this year, as well as greater ones in 2017, but using blunt force to push will destroy the good that could come.
Saturn and Uranus are now in a separating trine until April, when the trine will form anew. Remember that the trine is triggered any time another planet makes a mutual aspect to these two planets. This Fire trine predominated all of late 2016 and will through 2017 before they slip into an Earth trine in 2018. Great for blending the innovative with the traditional and the inventive with current structures! Whether a revolution in structures, or a structuring of revolutionary ideas and actions, this will help us all see the truth of the new era.
Saturn trine Uranus shows a time when there is a possibility of harmonizing the old with the new. It indicates a time when what’s established can accept innovations and individualizing impulses to open doors to a wider effectiveness in the future. This one takes what is possible and synthesizes it within a greater law of uniqueness or pioneering initiatives.
The Fire trine opens heart fires, and over the long run we’ll see this aspect unleashing a new type of artistic intensity, even for those who are not artists. The trine earlier in 2016 set an inspirational pattern wherever we have the middle degrees of the Fire signs in our charts, and this began to take clearer shape in October 2016. This will continue to be a major influence through December 2017.
Pluto has now finished its years of teaching us harmlessness, kindness, and magnetism that brings forth a more gentle set of interactions through the deeper transformations going on in our lives. Keep purifying yourself in every way, since the less sludge we carry forward the lighter and freer we’ll feel.
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.
The current sequence at present of Deciding, Feeling, and Thinking with an Overview of the Lunation
We’ve been through several different sequences over the past few months. There are six patterns, and each has their strengths and weaknesses. We have now shifted patterns again, with a different one than the New Moon of 2 weeks ago. As a process of moving through events, this Full Moon shows us that over the next 4 weeks the most effective “firing sequence” for approaching life and experience involves leading with our deciding, followed by thinking, and then finish the process by feeling.
So jump into experience with decisions and actions, and then search for new information, new understanding, or a communication in order to get clear about how to view the process, and then follow your thinking, interacting, understanding, or envisioning by referencing how you feel and what you’re experiencing as a result of those decisions and actions that have led to a new understanding or vision. After we decide or act and then we need to think, research, and come to a new vision or understanding, followed by going deep within to feel the implications of those ideas and visions.
So get it in gear, and then go get new information or new ways of seeing things, and then feel your feelings and check in about how you’re experiencing those thoughts, or that information or vision you have discovered. Make a decision, get the view you need without jumping too quickly back into decisions and actions, and learn how to sit with your feelings and what you’re experiencing. Then you’ll know what to do.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn is the driver of the Mutable T-square, it’s a major influence in how things will be integrated and/or released. If you want to learn how to manage Saturn’s powerful and relentless energies, if you haven’t already gotten your copy, please considering acquiring my new book, Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend. In it you will find ways to take command of your life and destiny by understanding your Saturn qualities and strengths, and find different ways of responding to difficult Saturn manifestations.
It was written for both astrologers and non-astrologers, and as you read each chapter, you’ll become more aware of ways to integrate your personality to express your Soul, as well as the place of Dharma and various types of karma in shaping our potential responses. The second part of the book explains how Saturn cycles mark major points of choice and change throughout life, and how you can make the best of Saturn conjunctions, squares, and oppositions to our planets and Ascendant.
This is a book you will reference many times for many reasons, and each time you pick it up you’re sure to find undiscovered gems of insight on each page. This book can help you throw off all the attitudes and memories which have held you back from finding and living the life and purpose you’ve been searching for since you were young. Welcome to the journey of self-discovery, and finding your power to live your life on your own terms, fulfilling your reason for being alive as an Eternal having human experiences!
You can order a copy at the Createspace page. I’ve been told that people who live overseas can get their copy much faster by going through Amazon. And if you would, please write a review on the Amazon site, since the more reviews, the bigger the boost on their site. (The ebook won’t be available until April since it requires entirely different formatting for layout and graphics. That will take some time.)
Summing it Up
The next two weeks will bring forth multiple times and ways to achieve a personality integration that can lead to true happiness in the midst of major pressure. Will power in service to a better ideal will demonstrate how you’ve trained, and contribute to helping you build an adequate vehicle to pick up and deliver spiritual power in the future. Many burdens you no longer need to bear can be released in the next two weeks, so keep your focus in the NOW and remember you’ve already escaped from “a narrow destiny,” and now can feel relief at gathering your energies for newer things.
This month the Moon leads the occupied half of the zodiac, so keep it practical while remembering you’re being educated to become more expert in some way. Next month Jupiter will again lead the occupied half of the zodiac, renewing issues of an expanding sense of fairness, justice, balance, and a sense of what must be protested against because it is inherently unjust or unfair.
The tide has already shifted and is sweeping us all into the future. This one completes some endings and helps us move much of the past down the time stream. The recent Eclipses will sweep away all we no longer need while helping us make tremendous progress in a relatively short period of time. Because of the void of the T-square, be willing to do whatever it takes to get your body, feelings, and mind all on the same page so your integrated personality can open to a greater vision and ability to demonstrate Soul energy.
The Fire trine involving Saturn and Uranus is already established, and we’re moving into a period of blending the old with the new, the traditional with the innovative. This begins an adventure in higher awareness where we can demonstrate confidence and heart strength, so be optimistic as you live a new identity, a new love, a new spiritual awareness, and a new spiritual expression, following through in finding and demonstrating the power of the radiant heart.
Because life seems to be a never-ending experience of out-breathing elements of the past and in-breathing elements of the new, it is useful to remember that when we are moving through major changes, when something is introduced into our lives, something else must leave, or has already left, to provide space for the new to be embraced. And lesser wisdom must give way to greater wisdom, and old forms give way to newer realities.
While sometimes having to say goodbye to older, lesser ways of life can be a drag, it is important to remember that even though life can occasionally be painful, we do not have to suffer. And as we learn to break the link between pain and suffering, we heal our part of humanity and the world.
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.
© Copyright 2017 Robert Wilkinson