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- Aspects, Configurations, and More -
The next two weeks shows the future is coming at us as fast as an express train! This is a dress rehearsal where our skills will be tested through how well we organize seeds which are sprouting.
This Lunation will activate many things developed in October and November while fecundating the seeds of the future we’ve dealt with for 18 months. Whatever we had to surrender to further our training in some group capacity will yield new growth these next two weeks which will become clearer and stronger in January.
While there may be some agitation in the air, just take care of details and take a new look at inner powers you may have locked up before now. Many “karmic confrontations” are in the air which if accepted in the right spirit will be a source of honor and cultural displays of excellence. Anticipate what’s coming, and do what you must to begin to ensure “future supply.”
This month is a mixed bag of difficult and harmonious aspects! There is an extraordinarily favorable grand Earth trine between Jupiter, Uranus, and TransPluto, showing an opening to greater experiences which will bring blessings and redeem promises. There is the difficult Rhombus configuration of the Lunation semisquare and sesquisquare Uranus, agitating us to action. There’s the “three note chord” of a favorable trine between Mars and Neptune cut into two sextiles by Saturn. And there are Lunar quincunxes to Venus, Saturn, and Pluto all between 20-22 Capricorn showing sacrifices and hard adjustments for practical purposes to let new information into or out of our lives and affairs.
The Eclipse Factor
The Summer 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, freedom, compassion, and obedience to Dharma. We’re always “under the beams” of recent Eclipses, as well as older ones. These “Cosmic Recyclers” are always helping us eliminate what we no longer need to deal with related to the sign and house they fell in.
Most recently, we’ve been shutting something down we no longer need in life areas symbolized by Cancer and Capricorn. The Nodes are the keys to understand how we’re accepting and growing, and what we’re demonstrating or letting go of. The Total Solar Eclipse at 11 Cancer has already begun to strip away all which would inhibit our sense of humor or irony. It’s also exposing others’ “ego pomposity” and resumptions, giving them a chance to take a breath and not take themselves so seriously. We’re also still experiencing past Solar Eclipse “cosmic recycling” wherever we have 16 Capricorn, 21 Cancer and 19 Leo, as we had Eclipses on these degrees.
The endings of this year and last have helped us get organized, exploring what success really means to us, and letting go of old “social rigidities” to be happier. All these Solar Eclipses, along with others, have allowed us to “shed skins” wherever we have 9, 19, and 30 Pisces, 28 Aquarius, along with 29 Leo, 10 Virgo, and 21 Virgo. As you can see, that involves a large part of our charts!
Add various Lunar Eclipses in play for several months after they happened (including the most recent one at 25 Cancer/Capricorn!) and you can see areas where we’ve been eliminating things we no longer need since January. A good meditation would be to take a look back at how something related to that axis in your chart has left and been replaced with something new. All our losses associated with these signs have left voids which will attract life contents more appropriate to who we are now. Alternately, you may be feeling a void because someone else really isn’t there. Now it’s time to turn to what will nourish you.
Major Aspects and Configurations
As noted earlier, we have a LOT of aspect action this month! The major configurations involve 1) The Grand Earth Trine involving Jupiter, Uranus, and TransPluto; 2)The “three note chord” of Mars, Saturn, and Neptune; and 3) the Rhombus of the Lunation frictional with Uranus.
The first will prove very harmonious, grounding, and stabilizing to any planets we may have in the early degrees of the Earth and Water signs. The second will provide maximum focused intuition in grounded, responsible ways for any planets we may have between 14 and 24 degrees of the Earth and Water signs. The third will provide the agitation to adapt based in how to assimilate what we need now for the future, and will be a spur to act for any planets we may have between 15-21 of the Mutable signs and 1-6 of the Fixed signs.
The “Tension of Opposites” involving the Moon opposing Sun is the only opposition this month. That puts the “heightened awareness” factor in our Gemini/Sagittarius houses, and as it generates the Rhomus Diamond friction with Uranus, see how what you’ve left behind has led you to your “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
The Lunar quincunxes to the Capricorn stellium shows adjustments and sacrifices wherever we have 20 Gemini and 20-22 Capricorn. It could show as a need to sacrifice some views and ideas to achieve practical organization, or as a need to get new views to force an adjustment in an organization. I believe this forces us to complete moving into the unknown which we began at last month’s Full Moon at 20 Scorpio-Taurus. We can have some very favorable regenerations to the degree we know our loyalties and strengthened our hearts last Summer.
As I noted in part one, Venus and Saturn are now triggering “the Grand Irrationality” through their conjunction with Pluto and biseptile to Uranus! This puts the entire world at a huge turning point, and setting up major developments to be set into motion between January and March which will directly launch the new 200 year era in April!
The very powerful Uranus biseptile Pluto is now back in orb, and now includes both Venus and Saturn in its radical “destiny producing” energy. I gave you the orbs in part 1. We got a dress rehearsal for this period in early 2019 during the first Saturn biseptile Uranus which awakened something in all of us wherever we have Capricorn and early Taurus. Saturn gave us the preliminary structure for our “unique beginning” of Uranus which will be developed now and into 2020.
The biseptile is an irrational aspect of the 7th harmonic series. This is the second stage of building the Saturn structure which will become an active focus in January. The biseptile between Saturn, the planet of “Spiritual Mastery and Spiritual Friendship” and Uranus, the planet symbolizing the Divine Revolutionary who follows their own path to their Higher Destiny, now has come together with the off-again, on-again Uranus biseptile Pluto from the same sectors in the zodiac. This is dominating the landscape and will for a long time to come, bringing major choices and changes helping us shape our destiny and live our higher purpose.
Besides what I just gave you, forming (or partile separating) inner planet aspects include Moon Pentelftile Mercury and biquintile Mars; Mercury is semisquare Venus, vigintile Mars, semisquare Saturn, quincunx Uranus, biseptile Neptune, and semisquare Pluto; Venus is semisextile the Sun, bielftile Mars, vigintile Jupiter and conjunct Saturn; and the Sun is decile Mars, semisextile Saturn, and semisextile Pluto.
Outer planet forming and partile separating aspects include Mars semisquare Jupiter, bielftile Saturn, and bielftile Pluto; Jupiter is vigintile Saturn, quintile Neptune, and vigintile Pluto; Saturn is conjunct Pluto; and Uranus is semisquare Neptune. Obviously the aspects made from Jupiter out are long term influences.
Of note are the quantity of semisquares and quincunxes! We have SIX semisquares and four quincunxes. That’s a lot of internal friction coupled with the need for external adjustments and sacrifices. Be noble, loving, and allow the magnetism you’ve been developing since October to demonstrate your warmth of character! Since the semisquares are all waning except for the Moon to Uranus, some of the friction is because we’re at the end of the end of the old year cycle.
We have a lot of spiritual and specializing aspects in play this Full Moon! Of the series related to destiny and “fate,” we have FOUR biseptiles! In the 9th and 11th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have no 9th harmonic aspects, but we do have 3 bielftiles and 1 pentelftile. This month we continue to have an abnormal number of specializing aspects active, including 4 vigintiles, 1 decile, 1 quintile, and 1 biquintile.
For those new to the craft, quintiles and biquintiles are 5th harmonic aspects, septiles and triseptiles are 7th harmonic aspects, noviles are 9th harmonic aspects, deciles (semi-quintiles) and tredeciles are 10th harmonic aspects, the elftile series are 11th harmonic aspects, the quindecile is a 15th harmonic aspect, and the vigintile is a 20th harmonic aspect. Each of these has a unique function in the phase relationship of the two planets in aspect.
The 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th harmonic aspects are specializing and bring forth partially or fully developed quintessential elements of the planets involved. The 7th harmonic aspects help us make choices to fulfill our destiny, and the novile series aspects (9th harmonic) represent entry or exit points of periods of gestation which can bring forth possible spiritual developments. The 11th harmonic aspects involve situations where there is a need to transcend and master some form of duality by making a leap of faith.
The various aspects in all these different harmonic series indicate points where the theme of the Whole Cycle becomes clear, whether through major developments or minor refinements in the process. Each aspect shows a phase relationship, specific to the special and unique circumstances of that particular Whole Cycle. It's how we can know when to work, when to play, when to create, when to imagine, when to have faith, and when to mobilize!
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.
We return to an imbalanced element distribution. Of the traditional 10 planets, there are 2 planets in Fire signs, 2 in Water, 5 in Earth, and 1 in Air. This increases Earth and decreases Water from last month’s Full Moon. So this Lunation we have a preponderance of Earth (Practicality and Grounding) with a balance between Water (Feelings and Experiencing Life on Deep Levels) and Fire (Inspiration and Light) and no Air (Relatedness and Communications) except what we focus through the Moon in Gemini.
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, things are somewhat balanced between heat and cold. Just remember that with so much Earth and Water, this combo makes either mud or bricks, depending on how you work with the material. So while some will find a greater focus in a self-organized “enlightened self-interest,” others will find themselves “stuck in the mud” of defensive calculations. The healthy dose of Fire should help us make the bricks for the structures we’re building via the Earth energies.
The current sequence at present of Deciding, Feeling, and Thinking
We’ve been through several different sequences over the past few months. This continues last month’s Full Moon pattern. There are six patterns, and each has their strengths and weaknesses. As a process of moving through events, the most effective “firing sequence” for approaching life and experience over the next 4 weeks involves leading with our thinking, then deciding, then feeling.
This pattern leads with a vision, or an understanding, or a communication, and then makes decisions and actions based in those things. While it is tempting to move back into more thinking, communicating, and envisioning, it is more important to move from deciding or acting into feeling what we’re experiencing as a result of those actions and decisions, and bring those feelings to the surface of your consciousness and get clear about what you’re feeling and why.
By naming the feeling or experience, it will naturally lead us back to new information, new vision, new ideals, and new understanding upon which you can do your next set of decisions and actions. Then again name what you’re feeling. That way nothing will get bottled up through underuse, and you can move through experiences with power and clarity.
So lead with your vision, understanding, and what’s being communicated into decisions and actions. Then after the decision or action, sit with the feelings and experience them, bringing them to the surface of your consciousness and get clear about what you’re feeling and why. Just be careful of knowing when you have enough information and/or practice so you can do what you need to do, instead of getting caught in a Mercury retrograde loop!
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn is in its home sign of Capricorn, it is the final dispositor of all planets transiting Capricorn and Aquarius from now through 2023. Now that Jupiter has entered Capricorn, Saturn takes on a more prominent role for all of 2020 and 2021! Remember that though Saturn can feel heavy, it also symbolizes the power we have to take command of our lives and destiny by using Saturn’s virtues in the right way and time.
Saturn has been preparing us for a “role of destiny” which will unfold between December and March. We’ve been rehearsing new roles for the future as part of the Saturn-Uranus “dance of individualization” in our lives, and this month is the dress rehearsal for what launches in January related to a “new quality of being which renders the old patterns obsolete” awakened last Summer.
I explain how these two awaken us to our Higher Powers to take conscious 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, and in Capricorn, teaches us how to construct an “organized personal structure” to the Uranian energies making our spiritual life come alive.
It 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 steer your personal evolution. You will understand how to let go of all the attitudes and memories holding you back from living your higher life and purpose. Through your journey of self-discovery, you can find within you all you need to fulfill your purpose for being alive as an Eternal having human experiences!
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.
Summing it Up
This Full Moon marks the beginning of a new era. There’s a lot to assimilate, a lot to sort out, a lot to adjust, and a lot to ground in a compassionate understanding. We will all begin yearning for new experiences. We will all have guardian angels and inner powers at our disposal. We will all know that what is happening is what we’ve been rehearsing for all year.
We now end the transition period we’ve been through since September, and can face forward toward a future that’s pretty much already here. Mercury on the degree of the recent New Moon will bring insights into the theme of the entire season, and the internal friction will be good for “letting go, letting God.”
All that we experience these next two weeks will be valuable for all that happens mid-January through late March. The conjunctions in Capricorn between now and March will bring tremendous fusions of future cycles and alter both inner and outer space for years to come, so get ready to take responsibility or accept a role or duty somehow related to what appeared in early September.
This compression of planets in Capricorn marks the conjunctions of many house rulers with spiritual planets wherever we have late Capricorn in our charts. However, even though there’s a huge focus on Capricorn now through March, when we hit April it’s an entirely new season and the atmosphere will change dramatically when Mars conjuncts Saturn at 1 Aquarius!
We’ve been dealing with echoes and perceptions related to our “escape from a narrow destiny” since 2016, as well as the standards we’ve lived by since 2009. We are still in the final phase of humanity’s “liberating ordeal,” and are finding new inner strengths and powers we’ve tapped the past two years, and have the ability to find assistance from Devas and Angels who bring “divine help when human efforts seem to fail.” Again, learn the power of forgiveness to create space for Grace to enter your Life. When new adventures beckon, embrace them with warmth, since you might find Spiritual Brothers and Sisters from past lives along the way!
The past two years have led us all to blend the old with the new, the traditional with the innovative, throwing us into an adventure in higher awareness where we can demonstrate expertise in fulfilling Dharma, or our purpose for being alive. We are living a new identity, a new love, a new spiritual awareness, and a new spiritual expression in grounded ways, so keep your mind and heart open and keep coordinating your body, feelings, and mind to demonstrate a stable and harmonized Soul energy.
A Meditation on Light and Shadow
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 2019 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2019 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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