Category: Moon Cycles Written by Robert Wilkinson
The Power of Connecting to Source Bringing Rewards from Spirit.
We have the Full Moon coming this week! This stabilizing, inspired, rewarding, maturing, and instructive Full Moon occurs at 6:36 pm PDT on August 11, 2:36 am BST on August 12, and falls at the 20th degrees of Leo and Aquarius.
Use the light of synthesizing contrasting approaches you’ve been seeing and expressing since the New Moon, and through feeling your connection to Source, see the spiritual blessings which are showering down on you. This is the Light of inspired power expressed in forms of Aquarian fulfillment, so see the more important role you’re called to and have fun playing your part!
As the Moon in Aquarius conjunct Saturn is front and center, this Full Moon will be very intense, with Saturn showing us the value of training as we prepare to utilize spiritual power effectively in the future. With the Sun and Saturn both in their home signs, this Full Moon will be highly revelatory, with the Light expressing the Law and the Law expressed through the Light. This will be an extraordinarily tense Full Moon with opportunities to “square ourselves with reality” and embrace our Dharma, our “true spiritual function” on Earth.
Today’s Full Moon post will be an overview of the Lunation and some of its primary qualities. In parts 2 and 3 we’ll cover the Sabian Symbols, aspects, distributions, and patterns.
This Full Moon is structuring, powerful, expressive, and extraordinarily dynamic given the powerful Fixed T-square generating a lot of elimination and purification. This will be a very intense period of pulling things together while letting go of that which no longer belongs in the whole. It will most impact planets and points we have in the middle of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, creating the need to use our realizations to turn a corner, do a “right action,” or put the brakes on something.
With Uranus driving the T-square, it’s time to let our genius shine forth spontaneously. The excellent thing about the next two weeks is that Mars is the same degree as the Sun in the Wesak Wisdom Full Moon of May, activating that global wisdom these next two weeks. You will recall the Solar theme was visualizing your heart’s desire so you can see it come forth, defining roles, functions, and imagery precisely as prelude to its concrete expression. Well, that time is NOW!
As with all Full Moons, use the light you’ve been seeing and expressing since the New Moon, and give it form and focus to see how to anchor those themes in expression. This is the Light of “Divine Nobility” expressing as a new ideal of Aquarian expression, with rewards to encourage us for our recent “rising to some occasion” to “bring something under control.” We’re revisiting our “spiritual mountaintop” these next two weeks to remember who are spiritual companions are while still learning to concentrate “to see the whole picture.” There will be spontaneous radiations of faith, affection, and nobility, so build the Aquarian expression and let your originality come forth.
This Full Moon brings the Light of the Leo New Moon into a realization of how to integrate or reintegrated our personalities to make our expression more aligned with Spirit. The next two weeks promise unique interactive circumstances bringing gifts and blessings in ways that will help many of us exert a calming yet inspired response in others. This is an extraordinary penetrating insightful Full Moon with the ability “to cut to the chase” and get to the heart of any matter fairly quickly.
Is the Sun Following the Moon, or the Moon Following the Sun?
This Lunation is the thirteenth Full Moon where the Sun is in the same sign (Leo) as it was in the New Moon two weeks ago. We are now in “the regular order” of the Sun/Moon relationship cycle, and this one brings light and power to a great spiritual promise or vision which will open in the Spring of 2023. We can now take the last New Moon themes of admiring differences and synthesizing them into a mutually strengthening expression to let go of all which does not serve our emerging Aquarian vision and function within the whole.
There are two patterns; one is when the Full Moon Sun is the same sign as the previous New Moon Sun, and the other is when the Full Moon Sun is in the next sign from the Sun in the previous New Moon. The Sun was in the same sign in both the New Moon and Full Moon, the so-called “natural” order, between April 2019 and August 2020. At the August 2020 Full Moon we entered the “reverse pattern” of the Sun of the Full Moon occupying the sign after the New Moon Sun, since the previous New Moon Sun was at 29 Cancer and that Full Moon Sun was at 12 Leo.
Now that August 2021 brought us the New Moon Sun at 17 Leo and Full Moon Sun is at 30 Leo, we’re back in the natural order for many months to come. You can find out more about the “seed forms” of the New Moon two weeks ago by going to the archives.
Past As Prologue
The 2020-22 Eclipses moved us all in new directions, reorienting wherever we have Taurus, Cancer, Gemini, Scorpio, and Sagittarius in our charts. Remember that all Eclipses are “Cosmic recyclers,” taking away what is obsolete or de-magnetized in our lives. These losses clean out psychic and physical spaces so newer life substance can come forth. We’ve cleared out many old ideas, truths, habits, and perspectives the past 2 years, and now have a wider view regarding our life and the Life around us at the beginning of a new 20 year Aquarian era for humanity.
As you know from other articles, 2020 was the last year of a 200 year Earth era, with Air power building throughout the year which primed the pump for the 200 year Air era which began on the Solstice with Jupiter conjuncting Saturn at 1 Aquarius. However, we will still be “under the beams” of the powerful conjunctions in Capricorn, since between January and March 2020 we began new Saturn/Pluto, Jupiter/Pluto, Mars/Jupiter, Mars/Pluto, and Mars/Saturn cycles. The first of these launched a new 33 year era into motion.
Due to these conjunctions in late Capricorn and both Mars/Saturn and Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions at 1 Aquarius, we are in a long term period of finding wisdom by understanding transfiguration and enlightenment as verbs rather than nouns. We’ve now officially taken the first step into the coming Aquarian era. While this is not yet “The Age of Aquarius,” this is the final intensification of those energies which will sprout seeds in the second quarter of the century which will take us across the threshold of the Great Age soon after 2050.
In this Full Moon, the span occupied by the inner planets (in this chart Venus at 1 Leo through Mercury at 13 Virgo) is 41+ degrees, a fairly wide span. As the inner planets plus Mars are moving through Taurus, Leo, and Virgo, these will be the primary areas stimulated in our charts. At this time Mercury, the Sun, and Venus are in signs outside the outer planet span, continuing our series of changing Jones Patterns in the near future, mainly determined by the Moon.
Right now all the planets occupy a span between Pluto at 27 Capricorn and Mercury at 13 Virgo, a span of 225+ degrees, creating a 2/3 occupied, 1/3 empty pattern with only 1 conjunction and three oppositions with no significant clusters. Because of the planetary spread, we now have a perfect Locomotive Jones Pattern with a slight “See Saw” influence due to the wide spread between Venus and Mars. Because the only oppositions are the Lunation with Saturn, these create the “tension of opposites” in this Full Moon.
At this time we have the 10 traditional planets occupying 7 signs. Currently, the outer planet occupied span begins with Pluto in late Capricorn, then moves through Saturn in Aquarius, Neptune in late Pisces, Jupiter in early Aries and finishes with Uranus in mid-Taurus, with Mars emerging from the span for the first time in many months.
So What is a “Locomotive Pattern” and how does it work?
This type of spread, with all the planets occupying 2/3 of the signs with an empty third, creates an imbalance that leads to power if we can find the compensatory “weight” to make things move forward smoothly rather than rock side to side creating friction. Target what is needed, and provide compensatory energies accordingly.
As Marc Jones put it, “this type of horoscope reveals a balance of this sort in the life. A third part of things… consisting of a free span in experience, is set against a two-thirds part, embracing a related but limited span in experience…. The basis of the dynamic is found in the native’s resulting strong sense of a lack or a need, of a problem to be solved, a task to be achieved in the social and intellectual world around him.”
Dr. Jones states “The temperament reveals a self-driving individuality, an executive eccentricity that is not … unbalance but rather is power. It exhibits a dynamic and exceptionally practical capacity which is neither the broad universality of the Splash pattern, nor the special obsession with some particularly narrowed aspect of experience characteristic of the Bundle people.
He goes on to state “The Locomotive classification is … moved more by external factors in the environment than by aspects of its own character. The point of application for the powers of the self is shown … by the “leading planet,” or the one of the two in the empty trine which forms its aspect clockwise in the zodiac, irrespective of any distinction as “applying” or “separating.”
At this time, Pluto is the leading planet and Mercury is the closing planet of the Locomotive. Approach experience through seeing seed forms in the ongoing transformation of humanity and embracing the power of your spiritual group allies. With Virgo closing, our experience should lead us to humility, practical discipleship, forms of service, and divine discernment. Because the leading edge is Earth, approach experience with practicality. Because the closing planet is also in Earth, it implies that after all is said and done, you’ll find ways of seeing how the parts relate to the whole in functional terms.
As the Locomotive keeps things out of balance, Pluto in Capricorn is now the front end to finding the way of initiating activity that must be accompanied by a compensatory “weight” to keep things moving forward rather than sideways. The more we work with the imbalances by making efficient, energy saving reorganizations, seeing what’s core and what’s peripheral, the easier it will be to navigate the imbalances in this pattern and come to a different way of finding the assistance we need to keep things grounded.
Is the Grand Irrationality A Factor in this Full 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. I’ll update it soon.
Any transit making multiple 7th harmonic aspects put this “7-pointed Star of Destiny” evolutionary configuration into play, bringing choices and changes affecting our future. The generic configuration is why things seem so crazy and hard-edged at this time in history, and why humanity seems to have been at an unending “fork in the road of destiny.” In this chart we have no planet making a septile-series aspect to Uranus or Neptune.
Obviously, this evolutionary configuration is triggered throughout the year when a planet moves through any of the hot zones of the configuration. This configuration will next be triggered when the Sun and then Venus transit late Leo and early Virgo, making triseptiles to Neptune and biseptiles to Uranus. Clearly the last week of August and first week of September show major forks in the road! I’ll speak more about it in part 3 when I cover the special configurations.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn continues to occupy center stage in its home sign of Aquarius, it is the final dispositor of all planets transiting Capricorn and Aquarius from now through 2023. This month it’s back front and center as ruler of the Moon, and it will continue to be a factor in how we express our Capricorn and Aquarius sectors and any natal or progressed planets we have in those signs.
Though Saturn can feel heavy and bring heavy life lessons, it also in the part of us which can take charge of our lives and destiny by using Saturn’s virtues in the right way and time. Our ability to steer our “ship of personality” into its rightful “role of destiny” has brought us to the threshold of new parts to play on the stage of Life.
We’re still in a long wave period of crystallizing visionary roles to play in the emergent Aquarian era, and with the dance Saturn and Uranus did last year has returned and will play a huge part in the friction between now and the end of the year. This square require that we figure out what matters to us and what doesn’t, with our final exam in “squaring ourselves with reality” happening over the next few months. Uranus has awakened us to new roles to play, while Saturn has brought new mutations and an accelerated evolution which bring us to this point of getting to utilize spiritual power effectively through deliberation rather than instinct.
I explain how Saturn and Uranus work together to awaken us to our Higher Powers to take command of our destiny in my book Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend. Saturn helps us give form and structure to our quest for Self-realization; in Capricorn, it teaches us how to accept and use personal power within a socially responsible context, while in Aquarius it teaches us how to make a greater contribution to our civilization and come together with others in a great effort “ensouled by a great vision.” Coupled with Uranus having awakened us to the fact that the old answers aren’t enough along with the need to accept spiritual power to shape our world, we are collectively “breaking on through to the other side” into an unfolding Higher awareness.
The book was written for both astrologers and non-astrologers. Even those with little or no understanding of astrology will benefit from understanding why you had to make certain choices at crucial times that shaped your life in profound ways.
Each time you read any section of this book you will find new insights about your power to throw off all the attitudes and memories which hold you back from finding and living the life and purpose. If you’ve haven’t already gotten your copy, you can go to the Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend page on Amazon and this should be all you need to order your copy. It’s also available on Amazon and as an ebook on Kindle, so if that’s more to your liking, go for it! If you would, whether you’ve gotten the ebook or the paperback, please write a review on the Amazon site, since the more reviews, the more of a boost they give it.
On A Final Note
See you in the near future with parts two and three on this Full Moon which will show us “rewards from Spirit” for our previous efforts as well as how connected to Source we are or aren’t. This will specifically focus the evolving Aquarian long wave evolutionary pulses in new forms of training in spiritual effectiveness, and bring forth our heart’s desire to the degree we defined it with specificity since May.
Express your spontaneity in whatever ways and forms present themselves; there are interactive gifts and blessings to be had the next two weeks in grounded practical ways. There will be “spontaneous radiations” of energy thanks to Venus, a calming influence thanks to Mercury, power from connecting to Source via the Sun, and joyous training to contribute to the greater Aquarian group work thanks to the Moon and Saturn. Live your freedom, live your genius, live your uniqueness, and purify your ever-shifting connection with collective consciousness.
The new roles and responsibilities we took on in 2019-2020 led to new social effectiveness in 2021 which continues this year. Again, look to where you have late Capricorn and early Aquarius in your chart to see the focus of coming years. The compressions in Capricorn led us to forms of personal power, and being very long wave cycles, indicates our work for a long time to come. We finished this year’s Aquarius compression in March, and are now expanding and expressing our new emergent role in the long wave Aquarian energy.
We’ve entered a new chapter in our spiritual journey at a fork in the road of our collective destiny. 2020 was about forging our connection with the World Soul, our Wisdom, and our greater dedication. 2021 began the new era in our lives. We’re all wiser than we used to be, have been given ample opportunities to value our heart connections with our friends, and display the vaster spiritual awareness we share with our Brothers and Sisters.
I’ll see you soon when we’ll discuss Sabian Symbols, aspects, and other important chart factors.
This article explains past, present, and future compressions, where they fall, and who they affect. The Great Compressions of early 2020, 2021, and 2022
This one explains the January 2020 compression and the multiple conjunctions setting themes for decades! The Great Compression of January 2020 – Mercury, Sun, Saturn and Pluto all Conjunct in Capricorn
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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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