Category: Moon Cycles Written by Robert Wilkinson
Aspects, Evolutionary Configurations, and More.
The next two weeks will give us the power to surrender what we no longer need in order to attract whatever is missing that we do need. We now get to say goodbye to old “crushed stone” from the past and become more dispassionate while still caring about what we want to see made manifest.
This Full Moon fulfills the Cancer New Moon themes even as May’s eclipses continue to remove old Taurus energies with the voids being filled as Mars moves through Taurus, activating what Venus secured last month. With Jupiter sitting at 9 Aries, show good humor, and concentrate to see the whole picture. Refuse nothing because it seems insignificant, but also accept nothing which limits your power to enjoy life on your own terms while joining with others to be good cooperative bridge builders.
This time has distinct and powerful sign energies at work. Saturn in Aquarius is teaching us to be thoughtful rather than instinctive; Mars and Jupiter in Aries jumpstarted a new dynamic set of initiatives, and now Mars conjunct Uranus in Taurus helps us mobilize toward a new spontaneity and an ability to “hear the inner voice” in inspiring ways. The aspects this month are fantastic, promising gifts and high specialization.
This month we have four evolutionary configurations, with two involving the Lunation. We’ll begin to have more configurations in play as the year develops and the inner planets leave the outer planet zone. This month they are:
1) The Lunation is cut into a sextile and trine by Neptune, generating a powerful productive void in late Virgo, putting the focus on extremely productive and stabilized activity on the spiritual level of our lives. This generates powerful resonant harmonic points in late Earth and Water signs.
2) The second evolutionary configuration involves the Lunation with Mercury cut into a sextile and trine by Uranus, generating a powerful productive void in mid-Scorpio, putting the focus on a very productive and innovative regenerative energy on the material and emotional-social level of our lives. This generates powerful resonant harmonic points around 16-24 degrees of the Earth and Water signs.
3) The third configuration shows the Mercury quintile Mars, Mars quintile Saturn, and Mercury biquintile Saturn, forming three points of a Great Quintile, the 5-pointed Star of Specialization. This is a very powerful configuration bringing forth the unique elements of life and experience, and promises “quintessential” gifts for those affected. This stimulates planets or points we have near 4-8 Taurus, 16-20 Cancer, 28-30 Virgo and 1-2 Libra, and 10-14 Sagittarius, and 22-26 Aquarius.
5) The fifth evolutionary configuration (as usual) involves the Grand Irrationality anchored by Uranus septile Neptune. This month there is no planet configuring with either of those planets, so the energy is in the background. The next time this will be stimulated will be when Venus transits 5-10 Cancer, making a biseptile to Neptune, and septile to Uranus, and when Mars conjuncts Uranus and septiles Neptune. This Summer is extraordinarily important but also more than a little irrational!
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 the Moon triseptile Venus, biseptile Mars, quintile Jupiter, and elftile Saturn; Mercury is quindecile Venus and square Chiron; Venus is trine Saturn, decile Uranus, square Neptune and quincunx Pluto; and the Sun is biseptile Jupiter and quincunx Saturn.
Outer planet forming and partile separating aspects include Mars conjunct Uranus, novile Neptune, and trielftile Pluto; Jupiter is semisquare Saturn, novile Uranus, and quintile Pluto; Saturn is square Uranus and semisextile Neptune; and Uranus makes only the septile to Neptune and tredecile to Pluto.
Friction is not heavy this month, except for the square from Venus to Neptune and Saturn to Uranus; besides this we have only the Jupiter semisquare Saturn and the 2 quincunxes. We’ll all experience some friction around 2-12 of the Cardinal signs and 17-27 of the Fixed signs.
This month features a fair number of spiritual aspects from all the different series. In the series related to destiny and “fate,” we find only 1 septile, 2 biseptiles, and 1 triseptile. In the 9th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 2 noviles. In the 11th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 1 elftile and 1 trielftile. The specializing aspect series provides 1 quindecile, 1 decile, 4 quintiles, 1 tredecile, 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.
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’ll again have 4 eclipses. We just had our April Solar eclipse at 11 Taurus and the May Wesak Festival Lunar eclipse at 26 Scorpio. Later this year we’ll have 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 skewed element distribution. At this time, of the traditional 10 planets, there are 1 planet in Fire signs, 3 in Water, 4 in Earth, and 2 in Air. This makes Earth (Practicality and Grounding) preponderant, followed by Water (Feelings and Experiencing Life on Deep Levels), with less Air (Relatedness and Communications) with the only Fire (Inspiration and Light) provided by Jupiter.
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, it’s fairly balanced, but with a slight preponderance of Earth and Water. 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 dominant Earth and Water, it’s great for making bricks, but don’t get bogged down in the mud!
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. We are now in a time of shifting patterns, and this month continues the pattern from last month until Mercury makes its Superior Conjunction with the Sun on July 16. 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 feelings, and then thinking, communicating, and seeing the vision, and then finally making decisions at the end of the process.
This is a time to enter experience with a sense of feeling what we’re experiencing, or who we’re with. This pattern holds back until it has moved its feeling into a vision or an understanding. This pattern leads with feelings, and then seeks information to confirm or deny those feeling impressions. It feels its way into ideas, visions, interactions, and understanding.
However, once we’ve felt our way to a vision or understanding, then it will be important to make a decision and act on it. Once we’ve moved everything forward that one step, then a new feeling-experience will naturally arise that points the way to the next view or information needed to again move it forward one step.
So feel, flow, experience, since these will lead you to information and understanding. When your understanding leads to a clear vision, then see the fundamental fact, or act that must be done to move it all one step forward. Let your feeling and experience follow your actions, and let your mind follow your feelings into new views and understanding that can help you make decisions that you’ll act on.
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, and continues to be a factor in how we express our Capricorn and Aquarius sectors and any natal or progressed planets we have in those signs.
Though Saturn can feel heavy and bring heavy life lessons, it also in the part of us which can take charge of our lives and destiny by using Saturn’s virtues in the right way and time. Our ability to steer our “ship of personality” into its rightful “role of destiny” has brought us to the threshold of new parts to play on the stage of Life.
We’re still in a long wave period of crystallizing more visionary roles to play in the emergent Aquarian era, with pressure from Saturn square Uranus to figure out what matters to us 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 offering us extraordinary insights related to the coming Mars retrograde, and now helping us stabilize our Saturn expression leading us to see through “life and death processes,” I want to recommend 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! It explains why we attract who we do and how to create better relationships in the future. 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
Remember we’re in a period of a “hemispheric focus,” with everything in the span between Capricorn and Cancer. We’re still riding the new wave created by Mars conjunct Jupiter at 4 Aries, and learning ways to have fun naturally and spontaneously. With so much Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer active right now, allow spontaneity to lead you to discoveries which can nurture your outreach into the world. Concentrate to see the big picture, and join with others to bridge the gaps hindering evolution.
A new global wisdom for the year has now begun to manifest wherever we have late Taurus/Scorpio and late Gemini/Sagittarius. We are now moving into a time of cross currents and conflicts indicated by Saturn square Uranus, and soon will begin to feel Mars slowing en route to its retrograde beginning late October which will last through December. We’ve already begun to shed old “skins of personality” and the Eclipse are removing all which would block our happiness and the manifestation of our heart’s desire.
We are promised a new level of focused spiritual expression by Jupiter in Aries, so even if you feel like there’s more of you than can be expressed at the present time, just get it in motion, walk the walk, and remember you are a consciousness in motion, evolving to greater awareness with each day. This will be an exceptional Wisdom period, so practice wielding spiritual power with efficiency and humility.
As we continue to develop the potentials indicated by what was 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 year, 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.
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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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