Category: Moon Cycles Written by Robert Wilkinson
Aspects, Evolutionary Configurations, and More.
The next two weeks is a time to open to greater truths, greater possibilities, life renewals, seeing the beauty in things, and allowing our minds to grow so we can craft better ideas in the future. This continues the intensification, with a focus on strength, abundance, and play!
This Full Moon fulfills the Sagittarius New Moon themes of honesty, openness, forced growth, learning to recognize the wisdom in our bodies, and opening to spiritual rewards as things fall apart. The recent eclipses continue to remove old Taurus and Scorpio energies, including old attachments and memories as newer, wider, and deeper connections and experience beckon. Jupiter direct on the “dreaming of the future” symbol shows a time to be clear about what dreams we want to see made manifest in the near future. See what’s ending so that other dreams can be made real in this “before the beginning” phase of life.
If you’re feeling a lot of vast and even strange feelings, you’re tapping into the collective consciousness and just need to remember that as things end, it’s best to forgive what needs forgiving and bless the passages to flow down the time stream. This is the period when past, present, and future all come together. Strengthen your heart, your playfulness and when the inevitable grinds are happening thanks to Moon conjunct Mars both exactly opposed the Sun and widely opposed Venus, try to see a different way to display your spiritual understanding to your world.
This month we have three evolutionary configurations, two involving the Lunation and the other being the Grand Irrationality. This Lunation is productive, stabilizing, and integrating all in one! This month the configurations are:
1) The Lunation is extremely powerful due to the four oppositions going on, with three of them creating the “Axis of Awareness” being cut into a sextile and trine by Saturn. This is extraordinarily favorable and generates a void in Leo, showing it’s a great time to use awareness tempered by Saturn’s understanding to strengthen our hearts, courage, nobility, and playfulness! Even though the Sun is in a separating bielftile with Saturn, it’s also in a 4+ degree forming sextile, so that productivity is definitely in play, along with the strong Moon conjunct Mars both trine Saturn, opening favorable energies for planets we have between 15-23 of the Fire and Air signs.
2) The second configuration involves the Lunation opposition being cut into a powerful T-square with Neptune. This is integrative, and renews the need to deal with any ambivalence, fogging, drifting, or uncertainty arising from our contact with the collective unconscious. With Mars retrograde being put in play by the Moon, be very clear about what roles you will and won’t play, and if you have random distractive thoughts, see where they fit in the bigger plan. If they don’t, file them away for future examination if you feel the need. While the axis of awareness created by the Gemini/Sagittarius oppositions will bring forth powerful realizations, these will be harmonized and made productive by Saturn, with this favorable energy released through Neptune. Use the greater harmony of understanding of what is being productively released and/or built to focus Neptunian energies into productive Virgo forms.
3) The third evolutionary configuration (as usual) involves the Grand Irrationality. In this chart we find Uranus is again septile Neptune, anchoring the general irrationality in the collective atmosphere. This is a configuration showing us “forks in the road of destiny,” and will primarily affect planets or points we have near 1-5 Aquarius, 22-26 Pisces, 14-18 Taurus, 5-9 Cancer, 26-30 Leo, 18-22 Libra, and 10-14 Sagittarius. The next time this will be stimulated will be when planets transit the Aquarius zone in January and February, making a septile to Neptune and a biseptile to Uranus.
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) was 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 aspect configurations associated with “forks in the road of destiny” 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 definitely triggers this “Seven Pointed Star of Destiny” wherever we have the middle degrees of Libra!
While not configurations, the Venus septile Saturn and Sun biseptile Jupiter will both play a huge part at putting some of our relationships at a fork in the road, which should be welcome, since Saturn is harmonious in this Lunation. And the favorable Sun will assist the somewhat afflicted Jupiter in getting clear about what’s over, releasing us from old pressures as we see a higher standard of Being. Add a little focused will demonstrating the power of our personality, and we can escape from an old “destiny,” or “cause and effect pattern,” in the next two weeks.
Venus septile Saturn activates 27 Sagittarius-1 Capricorn, 19-23 Aquarius, 10-14 Aries, 2-6 Gemini, 23-27 Cancer, 15-19 Virgo, and 6-10 Scorpio. This may help us understand why past disappointments in relationships led us to see the beauty in our own lives, or why current ones are ending because they’re not part of our future dream.
Sun biseptile Jupiter puts our “future dream” at a fork in the road where we must be spiritually renewed by our participation in a group. This brings the Light of the promise to bear on our future dreams, where inspiration anticipates the fiery renewals to come when Jupiter enters Aries at the Solstice. This biseptile activates 15-19 Sagittarius, 7-11 Aquarius, 28 Pisces-1 Aries, 20-24 Taurus, 12-16 Cancer, 3-7 Virgo, and 24-28 Libra. If you have a planet or point in those zones, the Light is showing you the future way!
Besides the various aspects I gave you related to the evolutionary configurations, forming (or partile separating) inner planet aspects include the Moon undecaquartisextile (165d) Mercury, widely opposed Venus and semisextile Uranus; Mercury is undecaquartisextile Mars, semisquare Saturn, sesquisquare Uranus, binovile Neptune, and quindecile Pluto; Venus is widely opposed Mars by translation of Light, square Jupiter, septile Saturn, sesquisquare Uranus, and semisextile Pluto; and the Sun is biseptile Jupiter, bielftile Saturn, quincunx Uranus, and novile Pluto.
Outer planet aspects include Mars trine Saturn, semisextile Uranus, and square Neptune by translation of Light; Jupiter is novile Saturn and semisquare Uranus; Saturn is elftile Neptune and quindecile Pluto; and Uranus is again septile Neptune and tredecile Pluto.
Friction is fairly heavy this month due to 4 oppositions, 4 squares, 2 semisquares, 2 sesquisquares, and 1 quincunx. Then numerous frictional aspects to Uranus from Mercury, Venus, the Sun, and Jupiter show the need for relaxation, remembering the old answers cannot help us secure the new conditions. Beware of unexpected eruptions and erratic behavior in others which may be an exaggeration of their fear about what’s ending in their lives. Practice perseverance and hang in there, reject lesser rewards when greater ones are at stake, and put your best self forward in all interpersonal situations.
This month features more spiritual aspects than last month. In the series related to destiny and “fate,” we find only 2 septiles and 1 biseptile. In the 9th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 2 noviles and 1 binovile. In the 11th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 1 elftile and 1 bielftile. The specializing aspect series provides 2 quindeciles 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 novile (9th harmonic), septile (7th harmonic) and elftile (11th harmonic) series all feature spiritual aspects. All novile series (9th harmonic) aspects represent entry or exit points of periods of gestation which can bring forth possible spiritual developments. These aspects indicate things which need to be put on the shelf for a while, or that which has been gestating can now move forward. They represent gestative energies that can lead to great spiritual realizations.
Septile series aspects represent forks in the road of destiny, where we make choices determining karmic future developments. This series is ruled by Saturn, where we create and fulfill karma by our choices during those phase shifts. The 11th harmonic elftile series aspects involve situations where there is a need to transcend and master some form of duality by making a leap of faith. In transcending those dualistic situations, dilemmas, challenges, and thinking, we resolve the problem and learn techniques of mastering those sorts of dualities in the future. This series tests our faith. Both the 7th and 11th series involve non-rational aspect values, bringing an element of irrationality in behavior and circumstances.
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.
In 2021 we had the usual 4 eclipses. The May Lunar eclipse was at 6 Sagittarius, the June Solar eclipse was at 20 Gemini, the November Full Moon was a Lunar eclipse at 28 Taurus, and the December New Moon was a Solar eclipse at 13 Sagittarius.
In 2022, we have had 4 eclipses. We had an April Solar eclipse at 11 Taurus and the May Wesak Festival Lunar eclipse at 26 Scorpio. We just had our October Partial Solar eclipse at 2 Scorpio and now have experienced the November Total 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 Dec 2021 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 2022 - On The Threshold of a Total Lunar Eclipse at 17 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 more balanced element distribution than previous Lunations. At this time, of the traditional 10 planets, there are 2 planets in Fire signs, 2 in Water, 3 in Earth, and 3 in Air. This makes Earth (Practicality and Grounding) and Air (Relatedness and Communications) slightly preponderant and balanced, with a lesser degree of balanced Water (Feelings and Experiencing Life on Deep Levels) and Fire (Inspiration and Light).
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, it’s slightly more cool than hot. 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 this distribution, we get a vast view of a mountain lake with a hot springs on the side.
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. This Full Moon continues the new pattern set into motion at the recent New Moon. 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 decisions, then feeling what we need to about those actions and decisions, and then finally thinking, coming to a new vision or understanding.
This Lunation shows we’ll enter experience with a sense of something to be done. This pattern is very strong, and leads with deciding and acting, followed by feeling and experiencing what those decisions and actions mean on deep levels. Ideally, those deep feelings then can lead us to a new vision, a new understanding, or a communication that can lead us to a different view.
So make a decision and act as needed, and 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. After you’re clear about what you’re feeling, then go get new information and update your perceptual files and what you think you know, or what’s being communicated. That will lead naturally to a new set of decisions and actions.
This pattern knows how to get things done! Another strength of the pattern is learning and teaching through anecdote, so frame things in terms of something which needs to be decided or done, and once you’ve set it into motion, then update your perceptions and understanding. If you don’t know what to do, let your thinking and envisioning follow your feelings, since getting a new view or understanding will naturally show you what to do and how to do it.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because this Full Moon has Saturn as a major stabilizing and harmonizing force on a degree of receiving “rewards from Spirit,” we should all continue to have an easy time stabilizing whatever we need to in the Fire and Air dominated sectors of our charts if we slow things down, re-evaluate what works and what doesn’t, and restructure how we do whatever Aquarian tasks we need to do.
Saturn, our “spiritual teacher and spiritual friend” continues to occupy center stage in its home sign of Aquarius. And now that Mercury has entered Capricorn, it is now its final dispositor as well, influencing how the Moon conjunct Mars expresses itself in this chart. That means Saturn has again taken center stage at this final Full Moon of 2022, where it will continue into 2023 as 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 more visionary roles to play in the emergent Aquarian era. Now we know what matters and what doesn’t. Uranus has awakened us to new roles to play, while Saturn has “lightened up” in Aquarius and having brought us new mutations and an accelerated evolution, we now get to show strength and resilience as we are tested to “pick up and deliver spiritual power.”
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.
And now, on a related note….
Because Venus is extremely powerful in this chart, part of the axis of awareness while also square Jupiter and septile Saturn, at this fork in the road of our relationships it’s a great time to learn how we’ve been socialized to like some things and people in the past which only brought us difficulty. We all can have better friendships and other relationships in the future if we learn about our Venusian inner power to shape who and what we attract in our lives so we can have fun and fulfilling relationships in the future.
If you want to see why you have attracted the friends and Soul Mates throughout your life, as well as learn why some of them had to move on, please consider getting a copy of my newest book, The Magic of Venus: Friendships, Soul Mates, and Twin Flames. If you want to know more about Venus and why we like or don’t like the people and things we do, this is the book for you! You will understand the foundations of long term healthy relationships and friendships, why Soul Mates come into our lives, and how to know the difference between a Soul Mate and our Twin Flame.
It has chapters on the qualities of each sign’s natural mate, the qualities of Venus in each sign, and when crucial choices and changes are made, affecting who we attract in the future. It was written for both astrologers and lay people, and as it has a thousand gems for better relationships, with self, others, and Source, please consider getting your copy by going to the link above! (And when you’re done, please leave a review on Amazon, since it helps the book and all other books on astrology as well!)
Summing it Up
We’ve now let go of so much, we’ve created many voids which will be filled in the new era about to dawn. This is a fulfillment time, with material, emotional, mental, and spiritual rebirth promised these next two weeks. While there may be disappointments, they’re showing us pressures we no longer need to bear as we embrace a higher standard in our lives. Be willing to show your power as you escape from the old patterns, and remember that if someone is not using force wisely, it will be destructive to the relationship.
Because Mars is retrograde brought back to its trine to Saturn by the Moon, we’re still learning to find a balanced approach to the higher roles we’ve begun to play the past two years. Stay focused on building interpersonal communications, even if they get roundabout or delayed in some way. We’re in a time of detachment, learning strength and resilience from our disappointments. If interactions get bogged down, stop pushing, slow down, and redirect the energies to more productive communications. Or postpone whatever needs to be postponed, remembering that to defer is not to abandon.
We’re still riding the new wave created by Mars conjunct Jupiter at 4 Aries in late May, learning ways to have fun naturally and being spontaneous as we eliminate negative energy and stuck feelings which leave us discontent. We are promised a new level of focused spiritual expression by Jupiter in Aries and had our dress rehearsal between May and October. We’re now getting one last look at the future we might have if we get clear before it rolls into our lives at the Solstice, so say goodbye to whoever and whatever, bless the passages, forgive what needs forgiving, and remember to have fun as you learn to dance into your future rather than be bogged down by the past.
This immersion in the Pisces collective field is helping us get clear about the future we want to live after this time of things falling apart. Be poised, don’t get lost in the periphery of things, let go, let god, and focus on how you can return to simpler pleasures for regeneration so you don’t waste energies in this “before the beginning” season of letting go and going deeper.
Because Sagittarius shows us the infinite possibilities of a larger view of life, truth, and potential, we now can open to new ways of understanding what we’re here to do. As we release attachments to memories of perceptions of echoes of memories of perceptions brought by Jupiter at the last degree of Pisces, we can stay aware that we are a consciousness in motion, evolving to greater awareness with each day. This is an exceptional time of deep connections, within and without, as well as a final exam on wielding spiritual power with efficiency and humility. This launches the dynamic new adventure of 2023!
We are still in a practicum of utilizing spiritual power effectively in the context of our response to the global Wisdom released in May and June. Saturn square Uranus has challenged us to see what matters and let go of the rest, with the eclipses marking the final time of practicing this sort of radical detachment. We continue to shed old “skins of personality” and remove all which would block our happiness and the manifestation of our heart’s desire.
As we develop the potentials set into motion when Jupiter and Saturn conjuncted 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 2020 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 2021, with those pulses renewed this year with more Aquarius conjunctions, especially the Venus conjunction Mars at 1 Aquarius on March 6, reinforcing the themes of the Grand Mutation.
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.
In the past 2 years, 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. We’re back there again, so take a new look at your spiritual community. 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 in this series:
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with written permission from Robert Wilkinson. Copying this article to other blogs is strictly prohibited. It is copyright protected.
© Copyright 2022 Robert Wilkinson
© Copyright 2022 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 written persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© 2022 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved. We track all IP addresses. Using a VPN will now also get tracked to original source IP.
CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
Spirit Animal Totem Of The Day!
Who is Online Now
We have 959 guests and no members online