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The June 2022 New Moon at 8 Cancer Pt. 1

The June 2022 New Moon at 8 Cancer Pt. 1

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This New Moon shows growth through “imitative behavior” while sensing the infinite potential. This one opens up the short cuts promised by Saturn in 2021, so be willing to enter the adventure even if you feel like you need better than what you have. With Venus in Gemini, search for beauty, discover beauty, behold beauty!

This is a growth oriented New Moon on the emotional and social levels of life, with deep wisdom in the air and the need to practice skill in certain emotions and social responses. The next four weeks show us all “turning a corner” in our use of power, so remember you have the choice when to use “soft power” and when to use “hard power.” In all cases, find a different view to dispel gloom and separateness, in self or others. Be elegant and gracious in restoring the blance.

This Lunation introduces a new focus wherever we have 8 Cancer, which is an energy of growing through imitation. Recent Taurus eclipses continue to remove everything in our “garden of life and mind” which is past its expiration date while giving us ample opportunities to show we are qualified to occupy our “spiritual office.” We’ve now begun several months of learning how to utilize spiritual power effectively as a result of recent tests in managing our mind.

An Overview of the New Moon

Today we’ll do an overview of the Lunation and some of its primary qualities. In part 2 we’ll cover Sabian Symbols, aspects, distributions, and patterns.

This initiating, conserving, protective and nurturing New Moon at 8 Cancer occurs at 7:52 pm PDT on June 28, 3:52 am BST on June 29. This continues the extraordinarily strong Aries presence while putting the focus on Gemini and Cancer, accelerating our ideas about and our commitment to the future. Aries is bringing us wisdom, promise, and a lot of power to move things forward in our Aries sector, with healing happening through April 2023. We now should have substantial momentum as a result of getting closure on old memories and ghosts since April, and learned how to tune into the vaster “feeling field.” Remember that given the collective frustration and anguish, just because you feel something it doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you!

We’ve all experienced the larger “feeling field” associated with Pisces. That’s opened us to collective sorrows beyond description. However, because we’re here to feel all there is to feel and keep our equilibrium despite being tossed in the tempest of timeless human emotions, this has been and continues to be the perfect time to practice dispassion by accepting a greater compassion for the human condition.

The Aries energies set into motion when Mars conjuncted Jupiter in Aries has brought us to a more “here and now” action-oriented frame of expansion. When in doubt, have courage to take the initiative to get things in motion, since in the NOW there is no past or future to distract us. The Taurus energies helped us stabilize the new beginnings, and now in this time of Gemini and Cancer we are exploring the facets of the new way and seeing how to consolidate our gains.

We’re now done with a Spring which was the end of the end of a long wave cycle, bringing forth experiences of feeling inspired, uplifted, deep, overwhelmed, and launched all at the same time. Things have begun to open which will catch fire in 2023. This is another “fork in the road” lunation as it septiles Uranus and biseptiles Neptune. This is a reshuffling of the tribes on a very deep level.

This New Moon will jumpstart Cancer energy wherever it falls in our chart. Wherever we have Cancer will be a focus of activity, so open to learning, growing, and being moved into “the parade of life” in an elegant way. As Cancer is a Cardinal sign, this Lunation begins a month of self-gathering initiatives which can secure our base, internal and external, in our new realm of operations on social and emotional levels.

A Look Back - The Great Compression of 2020 in Capricorn Still Affects Us

In the first 90 days of 2020, we had a “Great Compression” of planets involving Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all making conjunctions in the last decan of Capricorn, setting off a number of Saturn cycles, one of which will last 33 years! We then began an accelerated phase of our collective spiritual evolution which will take us from the threshold of the Age of Aquarius into the Age itself.

You can find out more about the very powerful Sun, Mercury, and Saturn's conjunctions with Pluto by revisiting The Great Compression of January 2020 – Mercury, Sun, Saturn and Pluto all Conjunct in Capricorn. That lays out the long wave patterns set into motion then.

Because of the Capricorn conjunctions set in motion in 2020, we reorganized our lives wherever we have late Capricorn in our charts. These cycles will impact all of us for some time to come. Especially with three Jupiter conjunctions with Pluto that year, it’s easy to see that for better or worse things were “expansively purified.” All that was promised by these cycles was renewed in late February and early March 2022 as Venus and Mars transited all the conjunction points.

When Mars conjuncted Saturn at 1 Aquarius on March 31, 2020, it set a cycle into motion which began to expand into a global system at the December 2020 Grand Mutation. That Jupiter/Saturn conjunction launched both a new 20 year Aquarian cycle AND a new 200 year era of Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions in Air signs. That means no more of the materialism of the past 200 years, with more of a focus on our commonality and ability to share ideas over the next 200! All of this began a new expression when Venus and Mars made their conjunction on that point in early March.

Saturn in Aquarius is leading us to understand a more timeless role to play to help create a better world. What is your purpose? What structures and self-disciplines do you need to fulfill the ideal of that purpose? We began work on those structures in 2020 which led us to a greater vision in 2021. As Venus is now biseptile Saturn and Mars is sextile Saturn, we turn a corner with maximum productivity as some things melt down while other things are consolidated.

Occupied Signs and Oppositions

Because of the transits all within the outer planet occupied span, we won’t have non-Lunar inner planet oppositions to Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus for many months to come. Of course, if we have planets in late Cancer, late Leo, late Virgo, or mid-Scorpio we are going through some VERY long wave outer planet oppositions, with potential for very high awareness of how to ground new ideals, new public expression, and new ways to related to your larger spiritual group. The various types of the “Tension of Opposites” involved in those signs will come to the fore as the recent Eclipses take away old Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius, and Capricorn patterns, allowing newer ones to take shape.

The Sun/Moon Sequence and Its Shifts

There are two patterns: one with the Sun in the same sign as the Sun in the following Full Moon (New Moon between 1-15 degrees of a sign), and one with the Sun in a different sign than it’s in at the following Full Moon (New Moon between 16-30 degrees of a sign). I term these the “Natural” pattern and the “Alternate” pattern, since the Natural pattern shows a continuity of the Light, whereas the Alternate pattern bridges the Light across two signs.

Nine months ago we began a new pattern of the New Moon Sun being in the same sign as the following Full Moon Sun. Each pattern has its importance in the Soli-Lunar sequence, and now we no longer “bridge the Light” across two different Light signs in the Lunation cycle. This month’s New Moon is at 8 Cancer, and the coming Full Moon will be at 22 Cancer/Capricorn, indicating the Light of the seed forms of the New Moon will be illuminated in the same sign energy two weeks from now.

The New Moons and Full Moons are “God’s footprints in time.” Each shows the next in the 12 phases of how things come to be each year. The cycle could be described as follows: Life energy is initiated in Aries, substantiated in Taurus, explored in Gemini, grounded in Cancer, renewed and creatively expressed in Leo, refined and ordered in Virgo, balanced and made pleasing in Libra, purified and focused in Scorpio, expanded in Sagittarius, organized in Capricorn, solidified into a vision in Aquarius, and ended/perpetuated in Pisces.

Jupiter and Saturn

This is the nineteenth New Moon of the Saturn in Aquarius era which will last until the New Moon of February 2023. We are now midway in the third year of the cycle set into motion at its rare and very powerful conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn in January 2020, with a current Aquarian influence due to Saturn.

Taking a look back, 2020 brought us a “cosmic visitation” which “galvanized us into action” to “escape from adverse conditions.” That year Nature challenged us to listen, look, and learn that we are not separate from Her, and evaluate what parts of our Self-disciplines and duties work and which ones didn’t.

The lesson of 2021 involved learning a technique of spiritual acceleration by getting a vision, a plan, and a time to begin whatever will short cut the time needed for expanded awareness and effectiveness. Saturn has been teaching us “the way within to outer success,” with a promise of “direct accomplishment.” These began to be realized in January 2022. Its direct station in October 2021 indicates we’ve been in a period of “new mutations based in Cosmos” coming forth, unrelated to past or local conditions. In other words, it’s safe to say we have had a lot showing up since October which is a fresh “emanation” from Spirit.

One of Saturn’s divine qualities is understanding as a prelude to wisdom. With Jupiter’s transit through Aquarius leading the Saturn transit, Saturn is tracking what Jupiter opened. As Saturn traverses the span where Jupiter has danced, it will crystallize its understanding of what that span of experience is about, and how we can use it wisely if we find the right structure and discipline.

Having finished our experience of the Jupiter in Aquarius era, we took a deep dive into the vast Piscean ocean which Jupiter calls home. In late May it entered Aries, where it will stay until it slips back to the last two degrees of Pisces in November and December. Jupiter in Aquarius gave us a new level of awareness, which we learned to feel more deeply in Pisces so that we can launch new initiatives this Summer which will take off like rocket ships in 2023! We’re definitely on a 20 year journey into Aquarius experiences based in the two 2020 conjunctions of Mars/Saturn and Jupiter/Saturn at 1 Aquarius.

Also remember Jupiter conjuncted Pluto three times in 2020, setting long wave transformational energies into motion at 23 and 25 Capricorn which will be in play through 2033. These conjunction themes have been renewed by the transit of Venus and Mars over these degrees, and now that Venus and Mars conjuncted at 1 Aquarius and conjunct Saturn in late Aquarius, we’ve begun yet another set of global Aquarian energies which will come forth over the next year.

So What Rules the Lunation?

This New Moon in Cancer has the Moon as its worldly ruler and the Sun as its spiritual ruler. The Moon is in its home sign of Cancer, so the Moon rules the Lunation. As Cancer is in the axis of the Innocent, it adds an element of “enlightened self-interest” with the ability to be guided by instinct unclouded by ego and desires.

Mercury is still in its home sign of Gemini, making it the ruler of Venus in Gemini. Mars is also in its home sign of Aries, making it the ruler of Jupiter in Aries. Saturn is in its home sign of Aquarius, making it the ruler of Pluto in Capricorn. Uranus is in Taurus, making Mercury its final ruler, and as usual, Neptune is still in its home sign, continuing as a longwave “standalone” dispositor of itself, ruling the fogs and mists of the current collective consciousness. So we have FIVE planets in their home signs, or “final dispositors,” this month. You can find out more about dispositors in general, chains of dispositors, and mutual reception by going to dispositors and Mutual Reception at the link.

Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend

Because Saturn is still a major force to be reckoned with this year and next, bringing “cosmic mutations” which now challenge our skill at managing and utilizing spiritual power, it plays a large part in ruling the social and cultural cycles in our lives. It will continue to dominate the stage of Life for many months and even years to come, so if you haven’t already gotten a copy, please give yourself the timeless gift of my book, Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend. We all need to make friends with our inner Saturn if we would claim our power to fulfill our higher purpose for being alive as Spirits in the material world.

This book shows you the way to take command of your power to steer your life in a conscious way, using Saturn’s strengths and skills to be led to mastering life on our own terms. As Saturn is such a dominant energy at this time, by owning our ability to manifest the best of Saturn's virtues in our world, we take command of our destiny and become the living purpose we were born to make manifest!

It was written for both astrologers and non-astrologers, and will assist your understanding of how your life experiences assisted your Soul growth and power to turn away from unhelpful karmic cause and effect patterns. Each time you re-read any part of it you’re sure to find undiscovered gems of insight helping you throw off attitudes which frustrate your ability to live your higher Purpose on your own terms.

Is the Grand Irrationality A Factor in this New Moon?

Because this section is so long, I created an article which explains what it is, how long it’s been in effect, and which signs have been most impacted and when. You can find all you need to know about this configuration associated with widespread irrationality and hard-edged “forks in the road of destiny” we’ve all confronted at various times by going to The Grand Irrationality. (I’ll be updating it soon.)

As noted earlier, this Lunation brings The Grand Irrationality back into full focus, as the Moon and Sun septile Uranus and biseptile Neptune. This marks an extraordinary turning point, because it activates the Neptune/Pluto energies of the First Grand Irrationality and the Uranus/Pluto energies of the Second Grand Irrationality. This is the first activation of the Cancer sector this year, with future developments to come as Mercury and Venus transit early Cancer.

The configuration is also activated when the Moon transits any of the 7 “hot zones,” as well as when planets make 7th harmonic angles to Uranus and Neptune. This configuration is associated with the 7-pointed “Star of Destiny” active at this hard edge in history. Because at this time Uranus and Neptune are constant factors in the configuration, it keeps nonrational energies in play for those with a planet or point in any of the 7 affected “hot zones” near 2-6 Aquarius, 24-28 Pisces, 16-20 Taurus, 7-11 Cancer, 28 Leo-2 Virgo, 20-24 Libra, and 11-15 Sagittarius.

Neptune in Pisces and Chiron in Aries

I have offered this segment each month for years to give you a broader perspective on the collective atmosphere, and the long wave changes humanity is going through. Because this section has gotten so large over the years, I’ve decided it deserves its own article, which I’ll update as needed.

If you’re wondering about why we’re all navigating the fogs and confusions in the collective atmosphere, or why we’re healing into our Higher Self in a different way that we used to, when you’re done here please check out Neptune and Chiron in 2022 – Long Wave Collective Healing and Mentoring.

In that article I go into detail about the Chiron-Neptune conjunction in late Aquarius, and how each of those planets have manifested in Pisces. Because Chiron is in Aries, we are mentoring and being mentored in a much different way than we were when Chiron was in Pisces! Please check out the article to know more.

In this chart, Chiron is at 17 Aries, its SRX degree. After this it will retrograde back until it goes direct at 12 Aries in December. Then it moves forward again, finally hitting 20 Aries by next July. You can see how the dance Jupiter will do with Chiron this year and next will radically expand our healing and mentoring wherever we have 18-22 Aries.

That implies the themes of 17 Aries are extremely important at this time through next Spring, indicating Chiron is mentoring and teaching us how to heal into our Higher Self through knowing when to withdraw from people and situations with dignity. This begins a period of reflecting on how we’ve understood the dance of the visible world with the invisible world, opened to a greater understanding of the “relationships between (the) conscious and unconscious sides of life,” seen a greater purpose, joined the inner male and inner female, and allowed a new identity to reveal itself. We now revisit the actional level of “potency” and the individual and spiritual level of “Is-Be-Ness.”

Chiron has led us to “the stirring up of a new perspective” and “a new identity suddenly revealed” since its last retrograde station in July 2021. We’ve been learning not to be impatient as our new identity took its time to develop and ground itself in its own potency. You can find out more about those themes by going to Astrology Healing Cycles - Chiron Stationary Retrograde at 13 Aries.

We are now solidly into Chiron’s healing and mentoring energies in the second decan of Aries. For the past 2 years, we’ve gotten a new understanding about how we’ve “reinterpreted old images in a new light of understanding” since the 2020 Mars/Chiron conjunction at 10 Aries. You can find out more about the themes of 10 Aries at Astrology Healing Cycles - Mars Conjunct Chiron Stationary Retrograde at 10 Aries. So Aries dominated the past Mars/Chiron cycle, and continue to dominate another one due to the recent conjunction at 16 Aries. I’ll write about that soon.

Neptune continues to take us deeper into Pisces, and now is beginning its long term stay in the last decan, ruled by Scorpio with an added dose of Mars. This is “the end of the end” of the 360 degree “Whole Cycle,” and so encompasses all of the ghosts and unfulfilled mysteries of this past 150 year cycle since it was last here. It also allows us to purify and forgive much of the past and move into a deeper compassion regarding suffering humanity.

Having heard our inner voice, “taken a walk with our wisdom,” and received our promised nourishment “at the end of our day of labor,” we’ve now learned entirely new ways to “touch and be touched,” whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Since last Summer, we’ve all been awakened to an expanded tactile awareness, giving us more of a kinesthetic experience of learning. You can learn more about the primary and secondary methods of how we learn all we learn by going to The Seven Different Types of Learning Styles – Pt. 1 and The Seven Different Types of Learning and Teaching Styles – Pt. 2

This New Moon shows Neptune on its retrograde station at 26 Pisces, a degree of “the poetry of inner being” where we can see the value of each Being dealing with a given thing in their own way. Rudhyar says this is a degree where we realize “the fallacy of totalitarianism,” learning that each of us gets to respond as we will to a generic event or experience. As this is the retrograde station, we’ll be dealing with this for many months to come. Remember too that the recent Jupiter conjunct Neptune has begun to open us to a sense of our interrelatedness with others in our spiritual field. This expanded “non-local knowing” was launched with that conjunction, and will be a focus for the next 13 years.

The North Node

This is the sixth New Moon with the North Node in Taurus and the South Node in Scorpio. During the time the Nodes were in Gemini/Sag, we grew through our quest for knowledge and understanding demonstrating our ethical and spiritual values. Now, with the Nodes in Taurus and Scorpio, we must examine the meaning of value and substance in our lives, letting go of stagnant emotions and obsolete things. In this chart, the line of greatest development is the same as last month and pulls us toward seeing that it’s a new day, a new time, a new life, and a new mission which confirms something in our emotional or social life. Keep it simple, pleasant, and stable as you move forward into the unknown, leaving behind the lesser and opening to receiving the greater.

Summing Up - The Big Picture

The Capricorn conjunctions of early 2020 continue to condition the long wave cycles unfolding since then as we continue to use those structures to fulfill the emergent Aquarian energies. Jupiter has raced through Pisces after its time in Aquarius and opened infinite potentials which will be actualized over the next 20 years. What Jupiter opened in 2021, Saturn will crystallize in 2022 and 2023, with major transfigurations to come in 2023.

We are in a time of learning to spot “seed forms” to make our expression more precise and efficient. We’re in a time of vast feeling-connections and feeling-perceptions, opening us to a wider experience of life’s Oneness. Be cheerful as you open to the ongoing spiritual revolution in your life, and keep eliminating all in your “garden of life and mind” which you don’t want to deal with.

Continue to achieve closure on your fears of the unknown, and remember at this time we’re all in training to be more effective in utilizing forms of spiritual power during the second half of this year. The learning began at Jupiter’s direct station last September, and now Saturn is bringing structure and form to that training.

Since Jupiter is at the beginning of Aries and was just conjuncted by Mars, embrace the new with enthusiasm and courage! This is the time to jump into action with an eye to core principles and goals. It’s a great time to do our own thing in our own way as we demonstrate our capacity to use spiritual power effectively. We continue to be in a time of receiving rewards from Spirit for our courage and willingness to rise to some occasion as a prelude to events this Autumn of challenges and “exaggerations of our life problems” which will expand us.

Summing Up – The Immediate Picture

This Lunation brings the Light of new allegiances on the emotional and social levels of life, and brings new lines of “imitative growth” to those who are willing to develop a unique gift for generating a form of power. This period is highly specialized, with a need to define how we want to represent ourselves to our world in ways which help us keep the momentum and initiative in our own hands. With the planets in Gemini leading the Sun, look for the beauty in the seed knowledge you find.

This is a turning point in some basic personal decisions requiring balance, perspective, and the willingness to take personal responsibility in some way. Play the role you were born to play, relax a little, and see how there are “rebeginnings” everywhere. The Lunation square Jupiter is extremely favorable if you remember to “rein in the horses” from time to time while keeping your eye on the limitless potentials ahead to be fulfilled after the coming Mars retrograde between October and December.

We’ve already hit a turning point in our tests of using spiritual power and/or magnetism wisely, with new heart strengths coming forth all Summer via “spiritual linkage through emotional stress” and “the blessings which come forth after the death of useless things.” This is the next set of tests involving our willingness to grow 1) by cleaning our the stagnant views in our minds, or 2) growing as a result of previous efforts to follow our personal dissatisfaction into “the fresh air and sunshine” of a clearer view.

Accept the new roles, new realizations, and new duties which may seem like you’ve done them before. Continue to ride the waves of a gigantic future opening to you wherever you have Aquarius and Aries in your chart, welcoming the new, the promise, the protection, and the adventure. Remember enlightenment is a verb, not a noun, and our connection with the World Soul allows us to act in harmony with “All That Is.”

Even though the long term conflict between the old and the new is not yet completed, take heart, get focused, and continue to eliminate all you no longer need or which would block your happiness. Because of our total immersion in Aquarian energy in 2021, we’ve received innovative ideas and know who our spiritual allies are. In the past 18 months we’ve broken away, broken free, and broken through whatever used to block our flow. We approach a new cooperative era, and the next few weeks give opportunities to demonstrate our skill and mastery of process.

We’re still becoming more conscious of our interrelatedness within the spiritual field and moving through an immersion in a new sensitivity to the generic human condition. The new era dawning will show us that we are in fact individual sparks of Light within an infinite ocean of Light. We are not separate from any other thing, since all things are Light and therefore we are one with All.

This is the beginning of the beginning of a new 200 year era. The powerful forces being released at times may be chaotic, violent, intractable, and irrational, but there is power in our unified vision of a better future. Stay clear about what your vision is, and let go of all which prevents you from flying free with your Spiritual Brothers and Sisters into a better future. Keep the course steady despite the compressed tensions of this time, and know we’re on our way into the future together!

See you soon with part 2, which will cover Sabian Symbols, Jones patterns, element distribution, and a whole lot more!

Reprinted on with written permission from Robert Wilkinson. Copying this article to other blogs is strictly prohibited. It is copyright protected. 

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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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