Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson Views: 1963
Sabian Symbols Showing the Light of Training the Ego Preparing to Deliver Spiritual Power in the Future
This Lunation will allow the Power of Light to be made manifest as training exercises so we can used spiritual power effectively over the next two years. The recent Solar and Lunar Eclipses continue to take away everything which would block our ability to accept a “mantle of power” so that our Light can take shape as a new form of Truth. We’ve all been developing our sense of humor, irony, and/or perspective since the Solar Eclipse, or found something leaving our lives which would block our humor from coming forth.
This Full Moon has three oppositions along the Leo/Aquarius axis, which should produce extraordinarily high awareness and a “Tension of Opposites” accelerating our growth in using the skills acquired through taming and training the ego and finding greater strength through practice and testing. The oppositions will be tremendously favorable for all who have planets in late Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.
As the Full Moon fulfills the themes of the previous New Moon, we now can take the power of deeply felt, precisely focused emotions we’ve experienced since that New Moon and give it expression in new forms of self-control, expertise, and a larger view of where our training is leading us in terms of group activity. We now enter a two week period of “showing our stuff” in Light-giving ways, and know what we need to do to give our powerful feelings a creative expression.
The Sun in Fire and Moon in Air shows a time of the fixed fire (inspiration) of Leo expressing its need for release of energy through the fixed air (relatedness) of Aquarius. As the inner planets are now all clustered in Leo, far away from the outer planet span between Jupiter in Sag and Uranus in Taurus, it shows a lot of focus in the house(s) where we have Leo.
In this chart, 2 planets are in the first third of their signs, 3 planets are in the second third of their signs, and 5 planets are in the last third of their signs. This continues the broad social-emotional and mental-spiritual emphasis, and urges us to show how we’ve trained our ego to perform “spectacular feats,” however you define that. There is a tremendous spiritual focus and potential to release higher powers through management of feelings, or the ego in society.
As with recent Full Moons at the end of their signs, this one is also NOT a “Void of Course” Moon, because it makes oppositions to Venus and Mars, a novile to Saturn, and a quintile to Uranus before leaving Aquarius. Here I’ll offer a brief note on Void of Course Moons: historically the VOC Moon was used ONLY in Horary Astrology before the latter part of the 20th century. It was never used in natal or mundane astrology, and generally wasn’t considered a factor in evaluation a Lunation where the Moon falls in the final degree(s) of a sign. Also, I’ve found that those of us who have planets in the last degrees of their signs never experience a VOC Moon, since it’s always making some kind of aspect in our charts.]
In part 1 I explained why there’s some constant friction and agitation in the collective atmosphere off and on during these months due to Uranus semisquare Neptune anchoring constant friction whenever a planet moves through the middle degrees of the Mutable signs and beginning of Fixed signs. This anchors the on-again, off-again energies I have termed a “Rhombus Diamond,” associated with a “cutting, grinding, and polishing” energy that’s very frictional and disruptive. At this time, Mercury engages the energies one last time in early Leo with its square to Uranus and sesquisquare to Neptune, giving us a last Leo look at how to handle fixed friction before we head into the heart of the Rhombus in early September.
Why Are Full Moons So Important?
At a Full Moon, that which has opened since the previous New Moon surfaces in a public form, and heads toward the culmination and fruition symbolized by the second half of any cycle. First half, birth into form and field. Second half, culmination and completion of the purpose of that cycle.
That’s why it’s important to regard the New and Full Moon charts as “God’s Footprints in Time,” since one follows the other in an unending sequence of births of newer and newer seeds. The New Moons show us the seeds that will flourish under the reflected light of the Full Moon.
Full Moons heighten feelings, due to the opposition of the Moon and the Sun. As noted, this Lunation has three oppositions involving the Moon opposed to Sun, Venus, and Mars. This puts the evolutionary “Tension of Opposites” at work wherever we have the last decan of Leo and Aquarius in our charts.
We’re now in the heart of a long period of forming oppositions between Mars and the inner planets with the outers. Mercury and Mars have already opposed Saturn and Pluto, followed by the Sun and Venus in July. All the inner planets plus Mars are moving into a compression in Virgo which will oppose Neptune and Uranus from September through November.
Dispositors - What's the Backdrop to the Energies?
The Sun is in Leo, making it its worldly ruler and the Moon in Aquarius its spiritual rulers. The Moon in Aquarius is ruled by Saturn, making Saturn its worldly ruler and Uranus in Taurus as its spiritual ruler. We are now in a period of shifting dispositors, with 4 “final dispositors” while the Sun is in Leo, continuing with 4 when Mercury is in Virgo.
This month we’re back to four “final dispositors” in the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. [A final dispositor is a planet in one of the signs it rules.] This month, the Sun is the one who “owns the stage,” as it rules itself, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Uranus. Jupiter continues to disposit itself, Saturn rules itself and Pluto, and as usual Neptune disposits itself.
So this month we have all the planets ruled by four final dispositors with the Sun in the forefront. By looking at how “chains of dispositors,” “final dispositors,” and “mutual reception” are in play between the planets, we get a clear picture of the backdrop for how each planet operates. You can find out more about dispositors in general, chains of dispositors, and mutual reception by going to Astrology Class – What Is A Dispositor and What Is Mutual Reception Between Two Planets?
The Sabian Symbols for the Full Moon
This Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon falls at 23 Leo and 23 Aquarius. It is said that the third third (decan) of any sign deals with the individual, mental, and spiritual levels of life, and as the Lunation is in the third decan of those signs, invokes a sub-influence of Aries and Libra.
Since the Moon always focuses the light of the Sun in specific forms, the degree symbols for both are important. The Sun degree is the illumination or enlightenment of the Lunation, whereas the Moon shows us the potential forms that enlightenment will take. Though I’ve given you a sense of what this is about up to now, here’s where we go into detail.
The Solar degree symbol for the 23rd degree of Leo is “A bareback rider.” In the original Jones class notes from The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this is a degree of "the supremacy given to the (person) who has mastered (their) senses and (their) emotions,” “full utilization of inner powers,” and “audacity.”
In The Astrological Mandala, he goes on to say that this degree symbolizes "the audacity and perseverance required to control and play with the powerful energies of the vital realm in human existence.” He says the horse “represents the magnificent, raw, impetuous energy” of the animal nature, and with training can be put to higher service. He offers there are people who “have dominated their natural energies so well that they can perform spectacular feats,” where the “achievements are seen within the context of a social function and expressing a flair for dramatics.”
He states that here “the ego is in control” and in putting on a show it serves a purpose in stirring the imagination and raising “the mind above the commonplace” through “virtuosity.” He says this degree falls in the Span of Interpretation, Act of Stabilization, and Scene of Release on the Social-Cultural level.
Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this is a degree of our “mastery of (our) immediate world of experience,” and our “ability to capitalize on any special function of life” which concerns us. He continues with “there are illimitable opportunities for the human spirit to dramatize its personal achievement or individual aspiration, and to do this is the way of most effective self-refinement if only it is pursued assiduously and valiantly enough.”
He offers the keyword AUDACITY. He states that when operating positively, the degree is "uncompromising courage in the everyday business of living and a carefree assurance in meeting the problems of a modern society.”
The Lunar degree symbol for the 23rd degree of Aquarius is “A big bear sitting down and waving all its paws.” In the original notes from the Marc Jones class on the symbols published in The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this degree is one of "Need to build an adequate vehicle for cosmic power,” “performance beyond native endowment,” and “a striving for balance.”
In The Astrological Mandala, he goes on to say that this degree is about “the self-discipline which results from an intelligent development of individual faculties under proper training.” He offers this symbol is about “proper training” and our need to understand that “no training is really successful unless it leads to the realization of the value and power of self-discipline.”
He continues that “God or the Soul is the trainer” in many situations, and that we can strengthen our character and understanding as we learn to overcome emotional heaviness. He states “we can learn to discipline our natural impulses and to use them for a more-than-personal purpose,” thus fulfilling a quality of any true Spiritual discipleship. He says this degree fall in the Span of Perspective, Act of Capitalization, and Scene of Contribution on the Social-Cultural level.
Dr. Jones says this is a degree of our “absolute mastery of (our) own lower nature,” and our ability to achieve “high personal fulfillment.” He tells us “there are illimitable channels through which (we) may further each separate phase of (our) self-discovery, “ but we must demonstrate the worth of our gifts before we can participate in a greater life.
With this degree, our “Soul find itself through the excellencies it makes the very fabric of itself.” He offers us the keyword APTITUDE, and states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree "is a consistent desire for genuinely significant experience and a willingness to dramatize the self’s potentials to any necessary extent.”
From these symbols it seems the Light of training the ego to demonstrate excellence will acquire form through the mastery we acquire in using our energies to a more than personal purpose. The Light of “audacity” will express through the form of “aptitude” and our willingness to embrace our greater potentials. And, as this was the exact degree axis of the February 2017 Lunar Eclipse, we should all get glimpses of how we’ve trained since then, and are now able to “pick up and deliver spiritual power.”
TransPluto, Divine Mother, and the Tests of Human Redemption
Both Neptune and TransPluto represent very vast fields of feeling and connectedness beyond individual control. Neptune is the oceanic field of collective consciousness in which we all swim, and TransPluto is an almost incomprehensibly vast Divine Mother energy which redeems all things, brings grace to all circumstances, and is beyond even Death itself. When these two planets make an aspect, it shows us how the collective field is relating to Divine Redemption in a historically significant way.
Many important collective developments related to these themes began to surface between 2009-2012, when Neptune in Aquarius was in very close opposition to TransPluto, or Divine Mother. That’s a major factor in why things became so polarized during those years, where the “tension of opposites” began to bring forth lessons in our Oneness, our need to share, and the human collective consciousness faced its need to embrace compassion and learn Viveka, or Divine Discrimination, especially when TransPluto was at the first degree of Virgo. Since that important opposition, we’ve all experienced intensified opportunities to join together in the Great Mother and realize our interrelatedness on a feeling level with All-That-Is.
In terms of the larger Era, we’ve now ended the TransPluto (Percephone, Parvati) in Leo era that we knew from September 20, 1935 through July 4, 2014. The transition period where this planet danced at the last degree of Leo and first two degrees of Virgo began October 2011 and ended July 4, 2014, when TransPluto left Leo for many centuries to come, and entered into Virgo for the next century.
TransPluto, or Divine Mother, danced between 1 and 2 Virgo between July 2014 and Oct 2017, showing us the larger view of what we are learning about how we conceive of God the Mother. The symbol for 1 Virgo is about how our ideas and ideals shape the outer forms in our lives, as well as how we act. It’s about picturing “the salient features and the overall meaning of any life situation,” as well as the Path of discipleship and other forms of training.
So one of the two great themes Divine Mother taught all of us those years was to see life as a whole, and find meaning in seeing the significant features of the entire picture. We had to understand the value and function of differences, and see how our personal integrity allowed us to make our ideals real through accepting some sort of responsibility.
TransPluto then made its first entry into 2 Virgo October 2014, and we began humanity’s “liberating ordeal.” The initial visit was between October 2014 and mid-January 2015, and began the themes of the “crucifixion” of our sense of ego-separateness so that compassion and understanding could come forth. We are told it symbolizes “eminence at the cost of struggle,”’ which certainly seems to be very much the case as humanity redeems the promise of its better nature.
It was at 2 Virgo between October 2014 and mid-January 2015, after which it retrograded back to 1 Virgo. It re-entered 2 Virgo in early September 2015, and stayed at that degree until February 2016, when it retrograded back to 1 Virgo again. In mid-May 2016 it went stationary direct at 1 Virgo, and then re-entered 2 Virgo in early August 2016. It remained at 2 Virgo until the end of March 2017 and then retrograded back to 1 Virgo between April and the end of June 2017.
It then again remained at 2 Virgo until October 11, 2017, when it entered 3 Virgo, which we are told is a degree of “Two angels bring protection,” symbolizing inner powers and “divine help when human efforts fail.” Its occupancy of 1 Virgo ended, and since October 2017 we’ve been in the next phase of our collective “liberating ordeal,” promising relief, protection, as well as the manifestation of unexpected latent powers.
The themes of 3 Virgo include forms of security via “the simple and consistent convergence of all good things toward their own kind.” This is a type of conviction that guarantees “an effective fulfillment of our dreams.” With the planet symbolizing Divine Mother expressing help via guardian angels, that began a time when we began to be provided welcome relief from some parts of our “liberating ordeal.”
It went stationary retrograde at the end of November 2017 at 3 Virgo, and re-entered 2 Virgo on Jan 19, 2018. It occupied 2 Virgo until it went stationary direct in mid-May 2018 on that degree, and stayed on that degree until Sept 6, 2018, when it re-entered 3 Virgo again. Our guardian angels were then back on the job as we cultivated “inner powers” as well as a greater recognition of how we have divine helpers everywhere!
As you can see, while we dealt with themes related to 1 and 2 Virgo for a long time, we’re now occupied with themes related to 2 and 3 Virgo for many months to come. It occupied 3 Virgo until late February 2019, and then went stationary direct in mid-May at 2 Virgo, and in early August again returned to 3 Virgo. It will return to 2 Virgo one last time between April and June 2020, and then move forward through 3 Virgo again, finally moving into 4 Virgo in October 2020, introducing a new redemptive theme for humanity.
Planetary Cycles Bringing Forth Divine Mother
The energies of Divine Mother will only grow stronger throughout this century, and these will be demonstrated each time the planets make significant aspects to TransPluto. One major set of cycles were set into motion When Saturn conjuncted TransPluto at 28 Leo in August 2007, and of course Saturn’s SD point at 2 Virgo in May 2008 is currently being transited by TransPluto. Those Saturn-expressed TransPluto Leo and Virgo lessons will hold sway until their next conjunction at 9 Virgo in Sept 2037.
Another important cycle was set into motion when Jupiter conjuncted TransPluto at 1 Virgo in August 2015 in Virgo, beginning a new 12 year cycle of how these “Divine Mother energies” will manifest. It also began a new long wave era, since Jupiter will conjunct TransPluto in Virgo every 12 years until the 22nd century!
Related to that Jupiter conjunction, Venus went stationary retrograde exactly conjunct TransPluto in late July 2015, also at 1 Virgo, setting up Venusian manifestations of Divine Mother that will show each and every time 1 Virgo is transited. That means the Venusian Divine Mother promise of late July 2015 was expanded, or set into motion somehow, by Jupiter's transit of 1 Virgo in mid-August 2015, and then took expression due to Mars’ transit of that degree in late September 2015, and found “beauty of form” when Venus transited it again in early October 2015.
Those two conjunctions have dominated the Virgo landscape in our charts since then, and were given new value, new power, and new understanding each time the inner planets transited those early degrees in 2016 and 2017. Related to this, please take a new look at the Mars-Jupiter cycle set into motion by their conjunction in mid-Virgo between October 2015.
Of major importance is that during a 10 day period in late August 2019, we'll have Mars, Venus, the Sun, and Mercury all conjunct TransPluto! This will set numerous "redemptive cycles" in motion, especially for those born in late August or who have planets in early Virgo. Allow the vast redemptive energy to wash many things clean in your lives, and you'll know by 2021 you have "made it through the night" related to whatever planets you have in early Virgo, as well as early Gemini, early Sagittarius, and early Pisces.
So we’re in a different Spiritual Era that will last through July 2107, when TransPluto leaves Virgo and re-enters Libra for the first time in many centuries, also after a few years of dancing on the cusp of Virgo and Libra. I offered you a bit more about this vast spiritual energy field in Astrology in the Age of Aquarius - Transpluto, a.k.a Divine Mother, Parvati, and Percephone.
At the recent World Teacher Full Moon of Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius I gave you a universal prayer/meditation offered to us by the Tibetan Master D.K. in April 1945 at the end of the war. Tens of millions around the world do this prayer every Full Moon, tuning into the Whole which we ALL are together. I said it every day for many years, and still say it every Full Moon. (It was a real trip to see eyes suddenly open and/or lightbulbs go on over people’s heads when I did it countless times riding the NYC subways when I lived there in the early 80s!)
In 1976 I changed a few words to make it more universal. For your consideration,
The Great Invocation
From the point of Light within the mind of God
Let Light stream forth into the minds of All,
Let Light descend on Earth
From the point of Love within the heart of God
Let Love stream forth into the hearts of All
May Christ return to Earth
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let Purpose guide the little Wills of All
The Purpose which the Masters know and serve
From the center which we call the Human Race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
Again, as I’ve offered you many times before, when you see the title "The Christ" if you are so inclined please substitute "World Teacher," "Bodhisattva," "Imam Madhi," "Krishna," “Kristos,” "Avalokiteshvara," "Maitreya," "Messiah," or any other term used to describe this Great Being. And if you substitute “Enlightened Ones” or “Wise Ones” for “Masters” I doubt it would offend anyone.
See you soon with part 3 covering aspects, planetary sequencing, and other important factors in this Partial Lunar Eclipse.
About the author:
Robert Wilkinson: An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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About the author:
Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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