by Robert Wilkinson
This Full Moon swirls and twirls backwards and forwards, helping us value what we’ve left behind while returning to the scene of several crimes to help us bury the past once and for all. We all get a new look at turning points past and present, and an inspired understanding of how the past has built the future, with tremendous loving energies educating us about our purpose and Truth.
Major Aspects and Configurations
The aspects in this Full Moon are very promising, with the friction an exalted expression of the harmony and understanding of the Fire trines between Aries and Sagittarius. This should be an inspired Full Moon, with revelations of messages to be heard and delivered. Self-sufficiency will lead to strength, as will loving connectedness.
Inner planet forming aspects include Moon triseptile Venus, quincunx Mars, bielftile Saturn, and opposition to Uranus; Mercury decile Venus, trine Saturn (out of sign), septile Neptune, and biseptile Pluto; Venus is sextile Mars, and the Sun is semisextile Mars, trine Saturn, conjunct Uranus and novile Neptune.
Outer planet forming aspects include Mars biquintile Jupiter, semisextile Uranus, and quintile Neptune; Jupiter quintile Saturn; and Saturn trine Uranus.
Moon triseptile Venus shows a cooperative interactive fork in the road of destiny wherever we have late Libra and late Pisces, affecting planets and houses we have in Taurus, Cancer, Leo, and Libra. As Venus is exalted and the dispositor of the Moon, itself ruled by Jupiter in Libra forming a mutual reception, it makes Venus the stronger of the influences, and blesses the Moon with Jupiter’s protective expansive generosity. Those most affected have planets or angles near 20-24 Libra, 12-16 Sagittarius, 4-8 Aquarius, 26-30 Pisces, 17-21 Taurus, 8-12 Cancer, and 29 Leo- 3 Virgo.
High specialization and great gifts and blessings will be had if you are affected by the Mars biquintile Jupiter and quintile Neptune, or the Jupiter quintile Saturn. Primary zones affected by this “quintessential energy” are 15-21 Libra, 27 Sagittarius – 3 Capricorn, 9-15 Pisces, 21-27 Taurus, and 3-9 Leo. As it involves Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, it will bridge the social, cultural, and transpersonal realms. You can expect some very unique things and circumstances to come forth this Full Moon, so put some effort into doing what you must do in your own unique way!
The Moon forms a waxing quincunx to Mars, with Venus sextile Mars. The quincunx shows a need for practical adjustment in expressing the productive form of Venus as well as the uniqueness or originality of Mars. Show effort and efficiency in your caring, and you will find yourself among other who “speak your language” as you stand on the threshold of a new world and life. Having already been successful in meeting a new life order, special qualities can now come forth.
As noted in an earlier article, Mercury 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 our spiritual expression of areas where we have Aries, Gemini, Virgo Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Pisces energies in houses, precipitated by events related to where we have early Taurus, mid-Capricorn, and mid-Pisces. To note, the initial turning points in this configuration were triggered by Mars in the last Full Moon, and we’ll understand these shifts from different angles of view in early April via Mercury retrograde, and the third week of April via the Sun.
We’ll get more about these themes in illuminated Light of understanding around the beginning of the fourth week of April, and the third week of May we’ll get yet another angle of understanding thanks to Mercury again crossing the Taurus zone. The final phase of this “burying the past,” or “exhuming the past to rebury it” will be when Venus moves through this zone in the second week of June, offering us a chance to capture the appreciation and value of these many turning points.
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, 2 in Water, 3 in Earth, and 2 in Air. This Lunation therefore shows a reasonable balance in the elements, with slightly more inspiration and practicality than feeling and interaction.
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, it’s a perfect balance between heat and cool. At its best, we can experience a balanced inspired practicality, or a grounded enthusiasm, or sense of adventure of greater truths and futures 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. It’s been triggered in the recent past by Jupiter retrograde, as well as last month’s Eclipse activated it for the next 2 months. Each time it’s triggered by the Moon or an inner planets, it brings 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 94+ degrees apart. 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 this year, as well as greater ones in 2018, but using blunt force to push will destroy the good that could come.
Saturn and Uranus are now forming their trine anew. This trine is triggered any time another planet makes a mutual aspect to either of these two planets, with Grand Fire Trines each time the Moon moves through late Leo! This Fire trine predominated all of late 2016 and will through 2017, and will become an Earth trine when Saturn is in Capricorn and Uranus is in Taurus in 2018.
Saturn trine Uranus is 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
We’ve been through several different sequences over the past few months. There are six patterns, and each has their strengths and weaknesses. We’ve now shifted pattern again. As a process of moving through events, this New Moon has shifted again, showing that over the next 4 weeks the most effective “firing sequence” for approaching life and experience involves leading with our feelings, then deciding, then thinking.
This pattern leads with feelings, and then makes decisions and acts based in those feelings. While it is tempting to move back into more feeling after the actions, after we make our decisions and/or act, it will be important to get new information to come to a new vision or understanding. Once we get the right view or understanding, then a new feeling-experience will naturally arise that points the way to the next action.
So when you are moved by a feeling or experience, it will naturally lead to decisions on the basis of those feeling experiences, which should be followed by a search for new information, new ideas, new interpretations, and new views. We’ll be “feeling our way” into new experiences, then deciding and acting on the basis of those feelings. After a decision or action, then we’ll have to find newer, more up to date information, facts, and understanding so we can get a new vision.
So learn and teach through anecdotes, seeing how others handled things practically, or how you handed things practically in the past. Let your thinking and communicating and envisioning follow your actions, and let your feelings follow a new understanding, a new perception, or a new view.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn is the stabilizing influence in the Fire trine that will dominate the next few months, it’s a major influence in how things will be understood, stabilized, or harmonized. 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 reflections, reconsiderations, rehearsals, reversals, with some Mercury ruled things slowing down and some Venus ruled things speeding up. This Lunation can bring optimism and revolution perfect for who we are as individuals, with releases from old pressures and glimpses of essential factors in our existence. There are rewards to be gathered that will “certify our worth,” as well as “awakenings of promises” to be kept in the near future.
Those who have shaped their minds to be receptive to a greater potential or set of life possibilities will feel like they’re on fire and have awakened to a new inspired life. By reflection on things long dead and gone, an understanding of how those passages brought protections and opportunities can be seen. Distant passages can be seen in the light of creating consequences which shaped who we have become, and recent endings can be valued for opening our imagination so we could take command of circumstances, opening the door to genuine life renewals.
We’ve been released from old burdens we no longer needed to bear, even if we didn’t particularly like or appreciate the way those releases happened. We can now heal all kinds of subconscious material related to past human misunderstandings, as well as internalized hurts related to unfair early life conditions. Begin to sense the personality “clothing” you’d like to wear or need to wear to show yourself to your world while camouflaging your spiritual will.
The tide has already shifted and is sweeping us all into the future. This one completes some endings and helps us move the remains of the past down the time stream. The recent Eclipses are sweeping away all we no longer need while helping us make tremendous progress in a relatively short period of time. Because this is a time of practical inspiration, open your heart and mind to understand how to get your body, feelings, and mind coordinated so you can demonstrate a stable and harmonized Soul energy.
The Fire trine involving Saturn and Uranus is already established, and we’re in a period of blending the old with the new, the traditional with the innovative. This is 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, and something new is introduced into our lives, it means that 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