Category: Moon Cycles Written by Robert Wilkinson
Aspects, Evolutionary Configurations, and More.
The next two weeks will bring many “fork in the road” endings in our lives due to the many special evolutionary configurations, with some cutting and polishing promised by the Lunation as well as high specialization and some sharply defined unique transfigurations. Of course, the generic tension of Saturn square Uranus continues to challenge us to “right Leo action.”
This Full Moon fulfills the Sagittarius New Moon Eclipse energy, which means we’re in a time of completing the first year of the 20 year Aquarian pulse set into motion in December 2020. The eclipses have removed and continue to remove all which would block our happiness in seeing a new identity. Leave the past behind. Accept the protection and release from a burden. This is a time of seeing who else occupies our collective “spiritual mountaintop,” and welcome the individual and collective connection to the World Soul. This begins the culmination of the final phase of our transfiguration in our late Aquarius area of life which has already resulted in a deeper connection with ourselves, others, and Source.
This month we’re down to five evolutionary configurations helping us navigate the opposition while taking care of business. They are, in no particular order:
1) Saturn cuts the opposition of the Lights into a semisquare and sesquisquare, creating three points of a “4 Pointed Rhombus Diamond” with its “cutting, grinding, and polishing” quality. This will spur us to a new inspired way of expressing our purpose or expertise, even if it accompanies a “leaving behind.” Active zones include 10-14 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, as well 25-29 Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. This will challenge us to bring forth positive individual, mental, and spiritual Leo energies. This will create friction we can use for focused self-awareness along the axis of the opposition.
2) We have an identical configuration created by Uranus also cutting the opposition of the Lights into a semisquare and sesquisquare, creating three points of a “4 Pointed Rhombus Diamond” with the same qualities as above, with the Mutable sign zones extended to 30. This creates a need to bring forth positive individual, mental, and spiritual Scorpio energies. (As you can see, this creates 4 points of an “8 Pointed Star of Right Action” opening the voids in Leo, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces mentioned above. Those who have planets or points in any of these zones will confront the need to act from the heart with clarity.)
3) Also involving the Full Moon, we see Jupiter cutting that opposition into a sextile and trine, throwing a powerful productive and harmonizing void into 27-30 Leo, showing the need to see the new day dawning and follow the longing for a new order of life and expression into a new understanding of what needs to be shared with others.
Our fourth special configuration involves Mars septile Pluto with the Moon triseptile both, creating a “Kite” patterns involving three points of a “7 Pointed Star of Destiny” wherever it falls in our charts. This puts a Lunar focus on how we express our energies in cooperative, collective, and nonrational relationships at the end of a two year cycle of activity. This absolutely brings some things to an end which were a burden to us in the past. Hot zones include 3-7 Sagittarius, 24-28 Capricorn, 15-19 Pisces, 6-10 Taurus, 27 Gemini-1 Cancer, 19-23 Leo, and 11-15 Libra. If you have a planet in one or more of these zones, expect major forks in the road, especially in life areas where that planet is, or the houses it rules.
The fifth evolutionary configuration (as usual) involves the Grand Irrationality anchored by Uranus septile Neptune. It’s not a major factor since no inner planet it setting it into motion. Even though I gave you the link to the main article in part one of this series, in case you don’t know about the Grand Irrationality, there have been two iterations of it. The first Grand Irrationality (1993-2017) was anchored by Neptune septile Pluto, and the second Grand Irrationality (2018-2021) has been anchored by Uranus biseptile Pluto, with Neptune occasionally configuring with Uranus in a septile, joining the two evolutionary patterns.
Both of the “Grand Irrationalities” represent non-rational, “fork in the road of destiny” configurations blending the transpersonal revolutionizing of Uranus with the transpersonal “fog of mass consciousness” of Neptune with the purifying “death and rebirth” energy of Pluto. This Lunation has no planets activating this “Seven Pointed Star of Destiny.”
Besides the various aspects I gave you related to the evolutionary configurations, forming (or partile separating) inner planet aspects include Moon quincunx Venus and trielftile Neptune; Mercury is vigintile Venus, decile Mars,, septile Jupiter, elftile Saturn, trine Uranus, and quintile Neptune; Venus is septile Mars, elftile Jupiter, and conjunct Pluto; and the Sun is quindecile Mars.
Outer planet forming and partile separating aspects include Mars bielftile Saturn and tredecile Neptune; Jupiter bigintile Saturn, quintile Uranus, and elftile Pluto; Saturn is square Uranus and novile Neptune, and Uranus makes only the aspects in the configurations.
This month features a lot of spiritual aspects from all the different series. In the series related to destiny and “fate,” we find 4 septiles and 2 triseptiles. In the 9th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have only 1 novile. In the 11th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 3 elftiles, 1 bielftile, and 1 trielftile. The specializing aspect series provides more than all the others combined, showing 2 vigintiles, 1 quindecile, 2 quintiles, and 1 tredecile.
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.
The Eclipse Factor
We’ve had a long run of Eclipses which continue to affect us. In 2020 we had an abnormal year of 6 eclipses. We had a January Lunar eclipse at 20 Cancer, a June Lunar eclipse at 16 Sagittarius, a Solstice Solar eclipse at 1 Cancer, a July Lunar eclipse at 14 Capricorn, a November Lunar eclipse at 9 Gemini, and a December Solar eclipse at 24 Sagittarius. As all the Lunar eclipses have a duration of a few months, all of these took away parts of our Lunar expression in 2020 and early 2021.
This year we’ve had 4 Eclipses. The May Lunar eclipse was at 6 Sagittarius, the June Solar eclipse was at 20 Gemini, the last Full Moon was a Lunar eclipse at 28 Taurus, and the last New Moon was a Solar eclipse at 13 Sagittarius. In 2022, we’ll again have 4 eclipses. An April Solar eclipse at 11 Taurus, a May Lunar eclipse at 26 Scorpio, an October Solar eclipse at 2 Scorpio, and a November Lunar eclipse at 17 Taurus. Again, all the Lunar eclipses work over just a few months, while Solar eclipse effects last for years.
As you know, I see all eclipses as “cosmic recyclers” removing what we no longer need in the houses where they occurred. The June 2020 Solstice Solar Eclipse in Cancer marked a change of allegiance for everyone, with hard adjustments and sacrifices for all, while the December 2020 Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius has been removing all which would block our happiness. The June 2021 Gemini eclipse is removing old ideas, while the recent Sag eclipse is removing blocks to our seeing a new identity.
We’re also still experiencing past Solar Eclipse “cosmic recycling” wherever we have 16 Capricorn, 21 Cancer and 19 Leo, due to Eclipses on these degrees. The endings of 2018 and 2019 helped us get organized, explore what success really means to us, and find techniques to let go of prior fixed social roles.
All these Solar Eclipses, along with others, have allowed us to “shed skins” wherever we have 9, 19, and 30 Pisces, 28 Aquarius, 29 Leo, 10 Virgo, and 21 Virgo, as well as the degrees of the recent Eclipses at 1 Cancer, 24 Sagittarius, 20 Gemini and 13 Sagittarius. As you can see, that involves a large part of our charts! You can find out which Solar Eclipses are still showing effects by referring to Astrology in November 2021 - On The Threshold of a Partial Lunar Eclipse at 28 Taurus-Scorpio which lists which Eclipses are done and which are still in play.
A good meditation would be to take a look back at how something related to those points in your chart ended after those Eclipses, and examine how new events, new people, and new life experiences came in those chart areas. All our losses of the past few years associated with these signs have left voids which have attracted, are attracting, or 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.
This Full Moon features a radical imbalance in element distribution. At this time, of the traditional 10 planets, there are 4 planets in Earth, 3 in Air, 1 in Water, and 2 in Fire signs. This makes Earth (Practicality and Grounding) and Air (Relatedness and Communications) preponderant, with a lesser influence of Fire (Inspiration and Light) with the only Water (Feelings and Experiencing Life on Deep Levels) represented by Neptune.
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, things are fairly chilly! Air and Earth can be likened to a mountaintop, very arid but grounded with a wide view. Fire and Water are hot springs or a lake inversion. With so much Earth Air, some will find a practical view, or a way to engineer a large vision.
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. As a process of moving through events, the most effective “firing sequence” for approaching life and experience over the next two weeks involves leading with our decision making ability, then thinking and exchanging information, and then feeling and experiencing the visions and understanding resulting from our actions.
This pattern leads with a decision and/or action, leading to a vision, understanding, or communication. It places feeling at the end of the process. This will help us all to get it in gear, make decisions, and act on those decisions. Once we do our decision or action, these will lead us to a new understanding or vision on the basis of the action. While it may be tempting to short circuit the process and move back into more decisions and actions once we find understanding or the knowledge we need, it is more important to move from thinking and talking into feeling what we’re experiencing as a result of those actions and decisions which brought us to that vision or understanding.
Once we have a new vision or understanding, then we have to bring our feelings to the surface of our consciousness and get clear about what we’re feeling and why. By naming the feeling or experience, it will naturally lead us back to the next set of decisions and actions followed by even newer information, newer vision, newer ideals, and newer understanding. After this next set of developments, then it’s important we again name what we’re feeling. That way nothing will get bottled up through underuse, and we can move through experiences with power and clarity.
So lead with your sense of what must be decided or done, then after those decisions and actions, seek vision, understanding, and pay attention to what’s being communicated. After that, sit with your 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 not to get caught in a loop between doing and thinking while ignoring your feelings!
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn continues to occupy center stage in its home sign of Aquarius, it continues to be the final dispositor of all planets transiting Capricorn and Aquarius from now through 2023. Though its influence temporarily waned during Jupiter’s occupancy of Pisces, with Jupiter still in Aquarius, Saturn is again its ruler and resumes being a dominant force through April 2022. In this chart it’s the final dispositor of all planets except Neptune and Mars, which has temporarily assumed a power position as ruler of the Sun and Mercury.
Remember that while Saturn can feel heavy, it is also our ability to take command 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 more visionary roles to play in the emergent Aquarian era, and with the dance Saturn and Uranus have done this year, we’ve all had to “square ourselves with reality” as we go where we haven’t gone before. Uranus has awakened us to new roles to play, while Saturn has “lightened up” in Aquarius and prepares to bring us a “new mutation from cosmos.”
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 a “new quality of Being rendering the old patterns obsolete,” 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.
Summing it Up
Last month’s Lunar eclipse began 6 months of the removal of elements of our lives related to late Scorpio and late Taurus. The Sun will remove all which keeps us from experiencing our connection to Source, while bringing illumination to whatever we were forced to examine or pay attention to in 2019. This will externalize in a “genuine rejuvenation” and a newer, more mature approach to expanded and deepened life possibilities. The recent Solar eclipse began 4 years of seeing ourselves differently and confronting the ghosts of the karmic past, for better or worse.
With so many extraordinary evolutionary configurations in play, it’s a time of high specialization, with many things not making sense and requiring an ability to transcend a type of duality to begin mastering that area of life. Gifts are everywhere, as is friction, productivity, and transformational energies!
Saturn continues to bring forth “the child born of the Cosmic egg” promising the emergence of new developments arising from Spirit in the next chapter of our journey into Aquarian consciousness. Much of this will be clearer by March after the inner planets have made their conjunctions with Saturn.
We’re now moving through Jupiter’s third and final transit of the “Transfiguration Zone” at the end of Aquarius. We had our first pass in late April and early May, and the second pass through this zone where the Great Ages meet in August. We’ve now secured the next phase of our Aquarian adventure into our higher purpose which Saturn is helping us structure this year and next.
Saturn in Aquarius again square Uranus in Taurus represents the ongoing conflicts which will last through the Autumn of 2022, with a slight respite coming between February and July. These have flared up with transits through the first half of Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio this year, helping us sort out what’s important and what isn’t. For now, the tension is extremely strong through late January, with much coming to fulfillment in late March when Venus and Mars both conjunct Saturn in the last decan of Aquarius.
As we continue to develop the potentials indicated by Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, we’ll see definite movement away from the ideas which dominated the old 200 year Earth Era and see more of the emergent 200 year Air Era launched at the December Solstice. This Aquarian Air Era already began to express via the conjunctions of the inner planets with Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius in January and February this year. The coming conjunctions in Aquarius will give more momentum to the emerging Air era.
Where these Aquarian conjunctions occurred in our charts show us the way to our long wave metamorphosis as we transition through the beginning of the end of the Age of Pisces, having begun a 33 year period which is a prelude to the Age of Aquarius. This transitional period requires that we ask ourselves certain questions related to our spiritual purpose, fearless as we are One with the World Soul and walk through the world but are not “of” the world.
We have been navigating the final season of humanity’s “liberating ordeal.” All of us have had opportunities to find new inner strengths and powers the past three years, as well as assistance from Devas and Angels who bring “divine help when human efforts seem to fail.” We now are in a time of getting over our preconceptions and cultivating true fellowship.
As noted earlier, we’ve all reached some level on the “mountaintop” where we’ve found a “fellowship of spiritual Sisters and Brothers” we’re a part of. Demonstrate your skill, and remember that attaining the mountaintop only requires a) that we enjoy the view and accomplishment, and b) the awareness of when to begin the careful descent, since we don’t want to get caught on a mountaintop when lighting clouds are blowing in!
Shedding old skins, we are being released from all which doesn’t serve our momentum into our greater purpose. This is the heart of a global acceleration in transforming those who are part of a greater service and group work. Embrace 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. That's a great part to play as we dance through life's changes!
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. As I’ve offered before “enlightenment” is a verb more than it is a noun.
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.
Previous articles about this powerful and long Lunar Eclipse!
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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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