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The January 2020 Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of 20 Cancer-Capricorn Pt. 2

The January 2020 Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of 20 Cancer-Capricorn Pt. 2

Sabian Symbols Showing the Light of Group Rehearsal Expressed In Festive Personality Integration

This January 10th Lunar Eclipse will remove many old rules and structures, allowing for a more evolved timeless connection with our spiritual group and service. We can now be mature and honest as we forgive the past which will be recycled in coming weeks. Be alert to inner and outer communications.

This Eclipse will take away anything which would block our new responsibilities within a larger social context. With the Sun conjunct Saturn and Pluto, and the Moon opposed Saturn and Pluto, this begins a time of “shedding skins” and confronting the need to be joyous in playing a more significant role in our world. Remember there are many ways to communicate any given idea.

Along with the oppositions just mentioned, the Moon in this Eclipse is also opposed Mercury. That means this Eclipse has FOUR oppositions! That shows a very complex, multi-faceted lessons related to “Tension of Opposites” involving the Cancer/Capricorn axis. We are now in a period of only Lunar oppositions, since none of the other planets will oppose any other planet until May. So this month’s “Tension of Opposites” helps us see the Light of a party with the Guide of Souls in close proximity with our “Spiritual Master and Friend” who is hanging out with the Lord of the Underworld. This is one serious party!

As the Full Moon fulfills the themes of the previous New Moon, we now can take the “Light of Honesty Mobilizing Us” we’ve been experiencing since the New Moon Solar Eclipse, and act on our knowledge of “the night of existence” to find festive ways to integrate our inner and outer life. This Eclipse marks the end of many habits and our old sense of responsibility and/or restriction, and gives us efficiency in forgiving many things as we stand at a turning point, individually and collectively.

The Sun in Earth and the Moon in Water shows a time of the Cardinal Earth (practical initiatives) of Capricorn expressing its need for organized effective action through the Cardinal Water (active feelings) of Cancer. As all the planets are beginning maximum compression, this is a tremendously Earthy chart which must find forms of expression through caring, nurturing, and/or personality integration, perhaps of self with groups, or group personality integration.

In this chart, 3 planets are in the first third of their signs, 3 planets are in the second third of their signs, and 5 planets are in the last third of their signs. This is a “balanced imbalanced” distribution, since this brings a mental spiritual emphasis to the forefront of experience, with a balance between actional and emotional-social energies.

In part 1 I explained why there’s some constant friction and agitation in the collective atmosphere off and on during these months due to Uranus semisquare Neptune anchoring constant friction whenever a planet moves through the middle degrees of the Mutable signs and beginning of Fixed signs. This anchors the on-again, off-again energies I have termed a “Rhombus Diamond,” associated with a “cutting, grinding, and polishing” energy that’s very frictional and disruptive.

As this Eclipse makes a semisquare and sesquisquare with Mars, we’ll have to be adaptable in our communications. There may be some friction in expressing our wisdom, especially when noting things in others’ subconscious mind they may not want pointed out or discussed, but this is also part of the agitation helping us find a new way of viewing our role in society. This helps us bring Light into the darkness, and sound a counter tone to dispel any negativity from deprivation, hardness, or people trapped in obsolete and ineffective points of view.

Why Are Full Moons So Important?

At a Full Moon, that which has opened since the previous New Moon surfaces in a public form, and heads toward the culmination and fruition symbolized by the second half of any cycle. First half, birth into form and field. Second half, culmination and completion of the purpose of that cycle.

That’s why it’s important to regard the New and Full Moon charts as “God’s Footprints in Time,” since one follows the other in an unending sequence of births of newer and newer seeds. The New Moons show us the seeds that will flourish under the reflected light of the Full Moon.

Full Moons heighten feelings, due to the opposition of the Moon and the Sun. As noted, this Lunation has four oppositions, putting the evolutionary “Tension of Opposites” at work wherever we have 18-25 Cancer and Capricorn.

As I noted earlier, we’re now past all the oppositions of the inner planets and Mars to the outer planets. From now until Mars opposes Pluto in May 2020, there will be no more planetary oppositions except those made by the Moon. After that, the inner planets will begin their oppositions to the outer planets beginning July 2020.

Dispositors - What's the Backdrop to the Energies?

The Sun is in Capricorn, making Saturn its worldly ruler and Uranus its spiritual ruler. Saturn is in Capricorn, making it the ruler of all the planets in Capricorn and Aquarius, and therefore the final dispositor of that chain of rulerships. The Moon in Cancer is ruled by itself. So this Eclipse is primarily ruled by Saturn, but expressed by the Moon on its own terms in its own home. This Eclipse continues Saturn’s two year dominance of center stage as a primary “final dispositor.”

This month we are back to three “final dispositors” in the Moon, Saturn, and Neptune. [A final dispositor is a planet in one of the signs it rules.] This month Saturn is the final ruler of the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, itself, Uranus, and Pluto! The Moon rules only itself, and Neptune continues its “standalone” spiritual rulership of Pisces.

By looking at how “chains of dispositors,” “final dispositors,” and “mutual reception” are in play between the planets, we get a clear picture of the backdrop for how each planet operates. You can find out more about dispositors in general, chains of dispositors, and mutual reception by going to Astrology Class – What Is A Dispositor and What Is Mutual Reception Between Two Planets?

The Sabian Symbols for the Full Moon

This Full Moon falls at 20 Capricorn and 20 Cancer. It is said that the second third (decan) of any sign deals with the social, emotional, and cultural levels of life, and as the Lunation is in the second decan of those signs, invokes a sub-influence of Taurus and Scorpio.

Since the Moon always focuses the light of the Sun in specific forms, the degree symbols for both are important. The Sun degree is the illumination or enlightenment of the Lunation, whereas the Moon shows us the potential forms that enlightenment will take. Though I’ve given you a sense of what this is about up to now, here’s where we go into detail.

The Solar degree symbol for the 20th degree of Capricorn is "A hidden choir singing.” In the original Jones class notes from The Astrology of Personality,Rudhyar says this is a degree of "the unrealized fullness of life even in empty hours,” “preparation for activity,” and “Ray of hope through all difficulty.”

In The Astrological Mandala he states the keynote is "the fulfillment of the individual’s creative function through (their) participation in a group performance consecrated to a transcendent realization of unity.” He says the symbol of the choir symbolizes “perfectly the supernal harmony of ‘heaven’ – or the music of the spheres,” where “the ideal of social participation is exalted to its highest manifestation, for the choir also represents the multifaceted and polyphonic unity of the community in its transcendent state of perfect harmony.”

He offers that this is where those who have overcome egocentricity and separateness and developed their higher consciousness can find fulfillment in a heightened sense of togetherness, and at the individual level, the “hidden choir” refers to “the polyphonic integration of all faculties in their most spiritual manifestation: the ideal of plenitude of being.” He says it falls in the span of Dependence and is the culmination degree on the Actional level of Group Performance in the Act of Capitalization.

According to Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, this degree is “a symbol of the eternal music of the spheres,” showing an “ideality of experience “ is a “symphony of cosmic reconciliation.” He states that “the differences of individual character which have contributed to a person’s initiative and a conscious selfhood are here brought to their point of ultimate and single source in an over-all existence, and each and every element of inharmony is reordered as a participating distinctiveness of the whole”

He finishes by saying that “all (of us) are at one in the universal pattern, and offers us the keyword WORSHIP. We are told that when positive, the degree is "a unique gift for establishing a common interest, and making it a power for the good of all.”

This implies that during the next two weeks (and 5+ years) the Light will lead us to use ingenuity and foresight to prepare for some future need as we see it “pre-formed” in the coming days. Of course, the themes of this Full Moon Eclipse will be fully triggered once Mars transits 20 Capricorn through 23 Capricorn in March.

The Lunar degree symbol for the 20th degree of Cancer is “Gondoliers in a serenade.” In the original notes from the Marc Jones class on the symbols published in The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this degree is one of “exaltation of social intercourse in the traditional manner,” “sentimental clinging to old life-ideals,” and “the will to romance.”

In The Astrological Mandala, he says this degree involves “happiness as an overtone of social integration and conformity to custom.” He offers that Venice symbolizes “social consciousness risen directly from the unconscious urges of human nature” because it sits on the surface of the sea, much like a lotus floats on top of the water though its roots stretch deep down in the water.

Gondoliers serenading evokes the image of songs romancing the beloved performed in a traditional social matter and setting. We are told “everything plays its part, and (we) experience social happiness and a sense of fulfillment.” He offers this symbol culminates the initial phase of personality integration in “the drive for social integration through the elegant and standardized play of acceptable emotions,” with the keyword festivity. He states this falls in the Span of Ingenuousness and is the fulfillment of the actional level of Consolidation in the Act of Stabilization.

According to Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, the degree is one of “the ever-exuberant music of life itself, and is an emphasis on experience as a symphony of cooperative relationships.” He says “the divisions of labor which create a human society” are consummated by an “expanding development of selfhood,” where our “spirit of participation” is exalted when we contribute “to the imagination and the hunger of the soul.”

He offers the keyword SENTIMENT. He states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree is “a perfecting of those personal traits and inclinations which bring an enduring satisfaction to every immediate situation.”

From these symbols it seems the Eclipse will take away all which obstructs our ability to find and develop “the common interest,” expressed in new forms of fulfillment and social happiness. Remember the Eclipse will remove many old forms in our lives, to be replaced in the future by other things related to the nature of what is taken away, but evolved to fit our current state of evolution.

TransPluto, Divine Mother, and the Tests of Human Redemption

Both Neptune and TransPluto represent very vast fields of feeling and connectedness beyond individual control. Neptune is the oceanic field of collective consciousness in which we all swim, and TransPluto is an almost incomprehensibly vast Divine Mother energy which redeems all things, brings grace to all circumstances, and is beyond even Death itself. When these two planets make an aspect, it shows us how the collective field is relating to Divine Redemption in a historically significant way.

Many important collective developments related to these themes began to surface between 2009-2012, when Neptune in late Aquarius was in very close opposition to TransPluto, or Divine Mother. That’s a major factor in why things became so polarized during those years, where the “tension of opposites” began to bring forth lessons in our Oneness, our need to share, and the human collective consciousness faced its need to embrace compassion and learn Viveka, or Divine Discrimination, especially when TransPluto was at the first degree of Virgo. Since that important opposition, we’ve all experienced intensified opportunities to join together in the Great Mother and realize our interrelatedness on a feeling level with All-That-Is.

The last time we had Neptune opposed to TransPluto began in 1780 when Neptune in early Libra opposed TransPluto in early Aries. They made numerous oppositions throughout the first decan of those signs between 1781-1786 during the time the world had been turned upside down by the American Revolution. For those who care, TransPluto was in Aries between 1773-1805, in Taurus 1803-1837, in Gemini 1836-1881, and in Cancer from 1879-1936.

In terms of the larger Era most of us have known, we completed the TransPluto (Parvati) in Leo era that began September 20, 1935 on July 4, 2014. The transition period where this planet danced at the last degree of Leo and first two degrees of Virgo began October 2011 and ended July 4, 2014, when TransPluto left Leo for many centuries to come, and entered into Virgo for the next century.

TransPluto, or Divine Mother, danced between 1 and 2 Virgo between July 2014 and Oct 2017, showing us the larger view of what we are learning about how we conceive of God the Mother. The symbol for 1 Virgo is about how our ideas and ideals shape the outer forms in our lives, as well as how we act. It’s about picturing “the salient features and the overall meaning of any life situation,” as well as the Path of discipleship and other forms of training.

So one of the two great themes Divine Mother taught all of us those years was to see life as a whole, and find meaning in seeing the significant features of the entire picture. We had to understand the value and function of differences, and see how our personal integrity allowed us to make our ideals real through accepting some sort of responsibility.

TransPluto then made its first entry into 2 Virgo October 2014, and we began humanity’s “liberating ordeal.” The initial visit was between October 2014 and mid-January 2015, and began the themes of the “crucifixion” of our sense of ego-separateness so that compassion and understanding could come forth. We are told it symbolizes “eminence at the cost of struggle,”’ which certainly seems to be very much the case as humanity redeems the promise of its better nature.

It was at 2 Virgo between October 2014 and mid-January 2015, after which it retrograded back to 1 Virgo. It re-entered 2 Virgo in early September 2015, and stayed at that degree until February 2016, when it retrograded back to 1 Virgo again. In mid-May 2016 it went stationary direct at 1 Virgo, and then re-entered 2 Virgo in early August 2016. It remained at 2 Virgo until the end of March 2017 and then retrograded back to 1 Virgo between April and the end of June 2017.

It then again remained at 2 Virgo until October 11, 2017, when it entered 3 Virgo, which we are told is a degree of “Two angels bring protection,” symbolizing inner powers and “divine help when human efforts fail.” Its occupancy of 1 Virgo ended, and since October 2017 we’ve been in the next phase of our collective “liberating ordeal,” promising relief, protection, as well as the manifestation of unexpected latent powers.

The themes of 3 Virgo include forms of security via “the simple and consistent convergence of all good things toward their own kind.” This is a type of conviction that guarantees “an effective fulfillment of our dreams.” With the planet symbolizing Divine Mother expressing help via guardian angels, that began a time when we began to be provided welcome relief from some parts of our “liberating ordeal.”

It went stationary retrograde at the end of November 2017 at 3 Virgo, and re-entered 2 Virgo on Jan 19, 2018. It occupied 2 Virgo until it went stationary direct in mid-May 2018 on that degree, and stayed on that degree until Sept 6, 2018, when it re-entered 3 Virgo again. Our guardian angels were then back on the job as we cultivated “inner powers” as well as a greater recognition of how we have divine helpers everywhere!

As you can see, while we dealt with themes related to 1 and 2 Virgo for a long time, we’re now occupied with themes related to 2 and 3 Virgo for many months to come. It occupied 3 Virgo until late February 2019, and then went stationary direct in mid-May at 2 Virgo, and in early August again returned to 3 Virgo. It will return to 2 Virgo one last time between April and June 2020, and then move forward through 3 Virgo again, finally moving into 4 Virgo in October 2020, introducing a new redemptive theme for humanity.

Planetary Cycles Bringing Forth Divine Mother

The energies of Divine Mother will only grow stronger throughout this century, and these will be demonstrated each time the planets make significant aspects to TransPluto. One major set of cycles were set into motion When Saturn conjuncted TransPluto at 28 Leo in August 2007, and of course Saturn’s SD point at 2 Virgo in May 2008 has been transited by TransPluto for 5 years. Those Saturn-expressed TransPluto Leo and Virgo lessons will hold sway until their next conjunction at 9 Virgo in Sept 2037.

Another important cycle was set into motion when Jupiter conjuncted TransPluto at 1 Virgo in August 2015 in Virgo, beginning a new 12 year cycle of how these “Divine Mother energies” will manifest. It also began a new long wave era, since Jupiter will conjunct TransPluto in Virgo every 12 years until the 22nd century!

Related to that Jupiter conjunction, Venus went stationary retrograde exactly conjunct TransPluto in late July 2015, also at 1 Virgo, setting up Venusian manifestations of Divine Mother that will show each and every time 1 Virgo is transited. That means the Venusian Divine Mother promise of late July 2015 was expanded, or set into motion somehow, by Jupiter's transit of 1 Virgo in mid-August 2015, and then took expression due to Mars’ transit of that degree in late September 2015, and found “beauty of form” when Venus transited it again in early October 2015.

Those conjunctions have dominated the Virgo landscape in our charts since then, and were given new value, new power, and new understanding each time the inner planets transited those early degrees in the years since then. Related to this, please take a new look at the Mars-Jupiter cycle set into motion by their conjunction in mid-Virgo between October 2015.

Many things came to a head and launched anew during the 10 day period in late August 2019 when we had Mars, Venus, the Sun, and Mercury all conjunct TransPluto, with the New Moon also conjunct TransPluto! This set numerous "redemptive cycles" in motion, especially for those born in late August or who have planets in early Virgo. Allow the vast redemptive energy to wash many things clean in your lives, and you'll know by 2021 you have "made it through the night" related to whatever planets you have in early Virgo, as well as early Gemini, early Sagittarius, and early Pisces.

So we’re in a different Spiritual Era that will last through July 2107, when TransPluto leaves Virgo and re-enters Libra for the first time in many centuries, also after a few years of dancing on the cusp of Virgo and Libra. I offered you a bit more about this vast spiritual energy field in Astrology in the Age of Aquarius - Transpluto, a.k.a Divine Mother


At the World Teacher Full Moon of Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius I gave you a universal prayer/meditation offered to us by the Tibetan Master D.K. in April 1945 at the end of the war. Tens of millions around the world do this prayer every Full Moon, tuning into the Whole which we ALL are together. I said it every day for many years, and still say it every Full Moon. (It was a real trip to see eyes suddenly open and/or lightbulbs go on over people’s heads when I did it countless times riding the NYC subways when I lived there in the early 80s!)

In 1976 I changed a few words to make it more universal. For your consideration,

The Great Invocation

From the point of Light within the mind of God
Let Light stream forth into the minds of All,
Let Light descend on Earth

From the point of Love within the heart of God
Let Love stream forth into the hearts of All
May Christ return to Earth

From the center where the Will of God is known
Let Purpose guide the little Wills of All
The Purpose which the Masters know and serve

From the center which we call the Human Race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

Again, as I’ve offered you many times before, when you see the title "The Christ" if you are so inclined please substitute "World Teacher," "Bodhisattva," "Imam Madhi," "Krishna," “Kristos,” "Avalokiteshvara," "Maitreya," "Messiah," or any other term used to describe this Great Being. And if you substitute “Enlightened Ones” or “Wise Ones” for “Masters” I doubt it would offend anyone.

See you soon with part 3 covering aspects, planetary sequencing, and other important factors in this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Full Moon.

Part 1 Here!

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Robert WilkinsonRobert 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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