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-What’s Happening in April-May-
This New Moon ushers in 4 weeks of Uranian revolution and the powering up of “a new quality of being rendering the old patterns obsolete.” Some will find a “pot of gold that the end of the rainbow,” while others will be “rebels without a cause.”
An Overview of the New Moon
Today we’ll do an overview of the Lunation and some of its primary qualities. In part 2 we’ll cover Sabian Symbols, aspects, distributions, and patterns.
This stabilizing, fixed, unique and revolutionary New Moon at 4 Taurus occurs at 7:26 pm PDT on April 22, 3:26 am BST on April 23. This will bring us into the Light of new values and the need to compare information to make sure we’re seeing things the way they actually are. This grounds the new Life which came forth this past month, preparing the way for the new Compassionate World Teaching which will begin to come forth at the next Full Moon, also known as the Wesak Festival, or Happy Buddha Birthday! I’ll write more about that soon.
This New Moon trines the Christmas Solar Eclipse, and returns us to our “liberating ordeal” anew. The is the second New Moon of the Saturn in Aquarius era, and marks the widest point in the Bundle Jones pattern as Venus is now slowing down to go retrograde in a few weeks. Many things will slow down, even as innovation, renovation, and revolution are in the air!
We are now firmly launched into the new Era indicated by the Capricorn conjunctions in January and March, activated by the transit of Mars through late Capricorn in March. As I told you last month, with Jupiter dancing back and forth on all those conjunction points between 21-25 Capricorn this entire year, for better or worse things will be expanding!
Because of all the Capricorn conjunctions now set in motion, we’re in the heart of the beginning of a great reorganization. At this time, because Saturn is now in Aquarius, we’ve begun our countdown to a new 200 year era! This marks the threshold of the new vision of a greater good for a greater number, and as usual, because Capricorn energies are still so strong, Saturn is on the main stage, helping us see a more timeless role to play to help create a better world.
This New Moon will jumpstart Taurus energy wherever it falls in our chart, and because it is in partile separating square to Saturn in Aquarius, it begins a time of a coming conflict between the new Aquarian pulse and the rebelliousness of Uranus in Taurus. Those who can be flexible will win the day, but don’t think this conflict is going away.
It will culminate in the 2021 Saturn square Uranus which will test us all to stay focused and let go of lesser things when greater things are at stake. So this is another month showing us the coming friction of Saturn square Uranus in play from December 2020 through January 2022, with a last blast in September-October 2022..
The Great Compression
In the first 90 days of 2020, we had a “Great Compression” of planets involving Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all making conjunctions in the last decan of Capricorn, setting off a number of cycles, one of which will last 33 years! This starts another phase of our collective spiritual evolution which will take us from the threshold of the Age of Aquarius into the Age itself. You can find out more about the very powerful Sun, Mercury, and Saturn's conjunctions with Pluto by revisiting The Great Compression of January 2020 – Mercury, Sun, Saturn and Pluto all Conjunct in Capricorn. That lays out the long wave patterns set into motion then.
The last conjunction in this series was when Mars conjuncted Saturn at 1 Aquarius on March 31, setting a cycle into motion which will expand in huge ways beginning at the Grand Mutation of late 2020. That Jupiter/Saturn conjunction launches both a new 20 year Aquarian cycle AND a new 200 year era of Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions in Air signs. That means no more of the materialism of the past 200 years, with more of a focus on our commonality and ability to share ideas over the next 200!
Wherever we have late Capricorn through early Taurus continues to be a very “crowded house,” showing a lot of activity wherever we have that span in our chart. Because all the inner planets are between Taurus and Gemini over the next few months, we will not experience any transit to transit oppositions except those the Moon makes each month. The next transit oppositions will resume this Summer when the inner planets make oppositions to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn.
That said, keep in mind that anyone with planets in Cancer, Leo, Virgo, and Scorpio will have some VERY long wave outer planet oppositions in their charts, with potential for very high awareness and a realization of how to ground a new ideal, a new public function, and a new way of related to their larger spiritual group. The various types of the “Tension of Opposites” involved in those signs will come to the fore as the recent Eclipses take away old Capricorn and Aquarian patterns, allowing newer ones to take shape as Jupiter and Saturn occupy those signs.
This New Moon at 4 Taurus is the seed theme for the coming Full Moon at 18 Taurus/Scorpio, indicating the coming Global Wisdom will be directly related to the transfiguration work we did in 2018 and 2019 during the last Mars/Jupiter cycle. This implies a major theme of the New Moon involves seeing the tension between Aquarius and Taurus in our lives, and dealing with it on our own terms so we know how and what to do next January and February when this conflict explodes in outer affairs. It also shows the dynamic tension will come to externalization in the Light of a “cleaning out the closets of the mind” made manifest through a transfiguration.
At this point in time, we are at the far end of the long run of the “alternate” Sun/Moon relationships, where the Sun of the New Moon is in the same sign as the Sun of the following Full Moon. Beginning in July 2020, we’ll again enter many months of the New Moon Sun being followed by a Full Moon with the Sun in the next sign. So while this month’s New Moon is at 4 Taurus and the coming Full Moon Sun will be at 18 Taurus, in July we’ll have a New Moon at 29 Cancer with the following Full Moon Sun at 12 Leo.
How The Sun/Moon Sequence Shifts
There are two patterns: one with the Sun in the same sign as the Sun in the following Full Moon (New Moon between 1-15 degrees of a sign), and one with the Sun in a different sign than it’s in at the following Full Moon (New Moon between 16-30 degrees of a sign).
Before the April 2019 New Moon, the last Lunation where we had the New Moon Sun in the same sign as the next Full Moon Sun was the July 2017 New Moon at 1 Leo, which was the fifteenth in that sequence. The next Full Moon had the Sun at 16 Leo, and finished the run of Full Moons with the Sun in the same sign as the preceding New Moon Sun.
The next New Moon was the August 2017 Solar Eclipse at 29 Leo, when we shifted to the second (reverse) pattern, since that New Moon Solar Eclipse was followed by a Full Moon with the Sun at 14 Virgo and Moon at 14 Pisces. We were in this “reversed order” between August 2017 and April 2019. Since April we’ve been back in “the natural order.” This will again shift to the reverse pattern in July 2020. I also explain more about this phenomenon and what it means in the Full Moon articles.
The New Moons and Full Moons are “God’s footprints in time.” Each shows the next in the 12 phases of how things come to be each year. The cycle could be described as follows: Life energy is initiated in Aries, substantiated in Taurus, explored in Gemini, grounded in Cancer, renewed and creatively expressed in Leo, refined and ordered in Virgo, balanced and made pleasing in Libra, purified and focused in Scorpio, expanded in Sagittarius, organized in Capricorn, solidified into a vision in Aquarius, and ended/perpetuated in Pisces.
Jupiter and Saturn
This is the second of four New Moons of the initial Saturn in Aquarius era, and we’ve now begun many new Saturn cycles. In 2018 Saturn helped us get beyond fear; in 2019 Saturn taught us through some sort of “planned group behavior.” As it’s now moving forward after its rare and very powerful conjunction with Pluto in January, we see it’s now in a phase of “Contribution” in actional/material ways, putting the focus on “Group Performance” on a degree of a “cosmic visitation” which will “galvanize us into action” to “escape from adverse conditions.” This is a time when Nature is challenging us to listen, look, and learn that we are not separate from Her.
This is the fifth New Moon of the Jupiter in Capricorn era! We can now use “structured humor” or “disciplined adventure” or “structured abundance” to utilize what we’re building in an individual, mental, and spiritual way. This one opens us to a wider view of the spiritual journey “up to the mountaintop,” so take a look around and see who’s on the path you’re on, and who isn’t. We’re solidly in a phase of group performance, and the expansive view we take this year will yield even greater group work next year!
So What Rules the Lunation?
This New Moon in Taurus has Venus as its worldly ruler, and TransPluto in Virgo as its spiritual ruler. As Venus is in Gemini, it is ruled by Mercury in Aries, which in turn is ruled by Mars in Aquarius. That returns Saturn to center stage as the final dispositor of the Lunation and all the other planetary energies except Neptune.
This month we return to two planets in their home signs; Saturn and Neptune, with Saturn ruling all the other planets except Neptune. That makes Saturn an overwhelming influence behind most planetary affairs. As usual, Neptune continues as a longwave “standalone” dispositor of itself, ruling the fogs and mists of the current collective consciousness. You can find out more about dispositors in general, chains of dispositors, and mutual reception by going to dispositors and Mutual Reception at the link.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn plays such a large part in ruling the stage of Life for many months and even years to come, if you haven’t gotten your copy already, please give yourself the timeless gift of my book, Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend. We all need to make friends with our inner Saturn if we would claim our power to fulfill our higher purpose for being alive as Spirits in the material world.
This book shows you the way to take command of your power to steer your life in a conscious way, using Saturn’s strengths and skills to be led to mastering life on our own terms. As Saturn is such a dominant energy at this time, by owning our ability to manifest the best of Saturn's virtues in our world, we take command of our destiny and become the living purpose we were born to make manifest!
It was written for both astrologers and non-astrologers, and will assist your understanding of how your life experiences assisted your Soul growth and power to turn away from unhelpful karmic cause and effect patterns. Each time you re-read any part of it you’re sure to find undiscovered gems of insight helping you throw off attitudes which frustrate your ability to live your higher Purpose on your own terms.
Is the Grand Irrationality A Factor in this New Moon?
Because this section is so long, I decided to create an article which explains what it is, how long it’s been in effect, and which zones of the zodiac have been most impacted and when. You can find all you need to know about this configuration associated with widespread irrationality and hard-edged “forks in the road of destiny” we’ve all confronted at various times by going to The Grand Irrationality.
In this chart, there are no 7th harmonic aspects to Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto, since Jupiter refrains before making a septile to Neptune. So this long wave evolutionary configuration is not directly in play. However, this Lunation does occupy the Uranus degree of the March New Moon, which means the spotlight of the month will be related to the choices we made when we hit “forks in the road of destiny” launched in the Spring of 2019 which emerged in a radical way in December 2019.
As I told you last month, in a few days when the Sun biseptiles Pluto and Jupiter and septiles Neptune, then this “fork in the road of destiny” energy will be set in motion. As I hinted at earlier, some of us will find our “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,” though it might now come until Inauguration Day 2021, while others will be “rebels without a cause.”
Neptune and Chiron in Pisces and Aries
I have offered this segment each month for years to give you a broader perspective on the collective atmosphere, and the long wave changes humanity is going through. Because this section has gotten so large over the years, I’ve decided it deserves its own article, which I’ll link to in coming months and update as needed.
If you’re wondering about why we’re all navigating the fogs and confusions in the collective atmosphere, or why we’re healing into our Higher Self in a different way that we used to, when you’re done here please check out Neptune and Chiron in Early 2020 – Long Wave Collective Healing and Mentoring.
In that article I go into detail about the Chiron-Neptune conjunction in late Aquarius, and how each of those planets have been manifesting in Pisces. Now that Chiron is in Aries, we truly are mentoring and being mentored in a much different way than we were when Chiron was in Pisces! Please check out the article to know more. In this chart, Chiron is at 7 Aries, helping us operate on multiple levels at once, while Neptune shows us that if we do our diligence, we’ll find what nourishes us “at the end of our day of labor.”
The North Node
The coming 4 weeks indicate the line of greatest development is though actions which support new allegiances and new life directions which help us integrate and stabilize. We are all being pulled magnetically to a new alignment, a new focus, and new ways to assure supply and stabilize our lives. This is the last Lunation of the North Node in Cancer/South Node in Capricorn era which began November 2018, during which we’ve grown through contacting our primal innocence as we cooperate within the web of Life.
In November 2018 we left the North Node in Leo and South Node in Aquarius era which began in May 2017, and entered the NN in Cancer and SN in Capricorn era. During this time of the NN is in Cancer, our greatest development has been through our ability to be tender, caring, and nurturing of all that we feel close to. We have been pulled to evolve through the “Mother principle,” and using “enlightened self-interest” to gather what we need to make our lives more secure. Because the SN has been in Capricorn, we demonstrated these qualities through being mature and responsible, organized and willing to work to demonstrate our personal skills in forms of social power.
Summing Up - The Big Picture
We have now begun new cycles wherever we have late Capricorn in our charts. Planets in harmony with late Capricorn in our charts will find easy growth and many good things to come. Planets in disharmony with late Capricorn will either have to change how they operate, or will become mechanisms we can use to release the dynamic potential of coming years. We continue to be in a phase of full mobilization in moving toward whatever we have trained to do.
We’re all feeling squeezed wherever we have Capricorn, Aquarius, and Taurus which is helping us get very clear where the larger tides of Life are taking us. The Law of Economy of Energy has already been set into motion, and the quickening we’re experiencing will give us an entirely different understanding of our capabilities.
This is the next phase in our quest to find “transcendent security,” with the emphasis on play and comfort rather than austerity. Mars in Capricorn set multiple cycles activating Dharma into motion, including the last Superior Conjunction, Mercury and the Sun conjunctions with Saturn and Pluto, as well as Saturn’s conjunction with Pluto. Along with these, Mars also set more cycles into motion when it conjuncted Jupiter and Pluto, culminating in the conjunction with Saturn at 1 Aquarius, setting the Grand Mutation formative pulses into motion. We’ve now launched 200 years of coming changes!
2017’s Solar Eclipses in Pisces and Leo, and 2018’s Eclipses in Aquarius, Cancer and Leo have quickened us, and we’ve been eliminating a lot of expectancies, considerations, and excess baggage. We continue to dump all kinds of old ghosts and elements of pride that would hinder our hearts from its authentic self-expression, and are getting clear about our priorities and what we should and should not expect of ourselves and others.
As a result of the 2018 Eclipses, we’ve hit the end of an old quest, attained some ambition, and now are learning a new freedom and togetherness. The 2019 Eclipses in Capricorn and Cancer have continued to remove old patterns from those sectors of our charts, with this “Cosmic Recycling” energy again set into play by the recent late December and mid-January Eclipses.
Summing Up – The Immediate Picture
We are now in a long period of intense mobilization in the part of our lives where we have Capricorn and Aquarius. We’ve been immersed in Capricorn energies while now riding the waves of the Light of Aquarius! We’ve been quickened in recent weeks, with new themes coming to life which will dominate the stage of Life, ours and the world’s, by this time next year!
Mars now begins to activate Management energies. Those who know how to manage energies with simplicity and flexibility will do well. In recent weeks we were all given the ability to know how the World Soul operates and manifests. Now that we are moving into the Light of our “pot of gold at the rainbow,” we need to train our “protective faculties” to guard our “gold strike” as we rest from our labor.
Saturn’s patient, gentle, and wise understanding has prepared us for the group work already in motion, and Jupiter now expands our capacity to bring humor and imagination to any task or situation. Venus now encourages us to be flexible in how we do what we do, sharing and comparing notes with others to make sure we’re learning what we need to.
Because of so much Capricorn and Aquarius influence, keep in mind the coming weeks may be dominated by a hard edged rebelliousness. Take all of it with the proverbial “grain of salt,” not giving the illusion more power than it deserves, which is none. Aquarian patterns will soon reveal themselves, so prepare for “thinking outside of the box” and joining with others in a greater work which will outlive you!
We now have trained to use power efficiently and get to demonstrate our discipline, maturity, and ability to craft our lives with an understanding of natural boundaries. All of this serves the “new quality of being rendering the old patterns obsolete” we’ve awakened to since last Summer now in dynamic manifestation! Be efficient and visionary as you move through your “liberation from adverse conditions,” since the building Aquarian Age energies cannot be stopped nor contained.
Show strength and flexibility. See the relationship between your spiritual nature and the “gold” you find in those things which have permanent value. Know what you stand for while remembering you can operate on multiple levels simultaneously and “find fulfillment and happiness in both.” While this one won’t take us all the way to the mountaintop, we can see who’s in our Soul group and protect what we know is of eternal value.
See you soon with part 2, which will cover Sabian Symbols, Jones patterns, element distribution, and a whole lot more!
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
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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