Category: Moon Cycles Written by Robert Wilkinson
- Aspects, Evolutionary Configurations, and More -
The next two weeks will give us the power to integrate or re-integrate our heart power, expressed as a courageous devotion to duty and a compassionate expression after “the death of useless things.” While there may be “spiritual linkage through emotional stress” this is helping us integrate “the above and below” new forms of creativity and service.
While last month’s Wesak Full Moon created four points of a Great Sextile releasing through the Saturn T-square, this month’s World Teacher Fest uses the sextile and trine to Saturn to build, and releases through the Neptunian T-square. So last month Neptune built and Saturn released, while this month Saturn builds and Neptune releases! Keep building with courage, strength, and compassion, allowing the new “Buddha Wisdom” to take shape in forms of mastery and happiness.
This Full Moon fulfills the Gemini New Moon themes even as last month’s eclipses continue to remove old Taurus energies with the voids being filled as Venus moves through Taurus, soon to be followed by Mars. As Jupiter is now in Aries, show good humor and embrace the new possibilities. Refuse nothing because it seems insignificant, but also accept nothing which limits your power to enjoy life on your own terms.
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 have jump started a new dynamic set of initiatives, with Venus and Uranus in Taurus are helping us mobilize toward higher, even occasionally “ecstatic” states of consciousness. And of course, Mercury and the Sun both in Gemini are opening new discoveries, ideas, and techniques to make progress despite limiting conditions.
Last year we completed the three-fold transfiguration process in our late Aquarius area of life which has already resulted in a deeper connection with ourselves, others, and Source. This Lunation will bring a greater understanding of multiple ways to “pick up and deliver spiritual power” in a balanced way. Happiness is in the air for those who gladly adapt to the emerging social-spiritual dance.
This month we have five evolutionary configurations, with three 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 Saturn, generating a powerful productive void in late Leo, putting the focus on extremely productive and stabilized activity on the spiritual level of our lives. This generates powerful resonant harmonic points in late Fire and Air signs.
2) The second evolutionary configuration involves the Lunation and Neptune creating a powerful T-square throwing the void into late Virgo. T-squares are integrative and help us release energy in “right action,” with this one indicating we need to take the awareness of the Gemini/Sag opposition, and integrate it through the compassion, empathy, and willingness to bless the passages by Neptune in Pisces. This will take all we are building through the favorable sextiles and trines in late Fire and Air and release powerful energies in sectors where we have 23-27 Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, as well as 8-12 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
3) The third configuration shows the Moon, Sun, Uranus, and Pluto creating 2 deciles, 1 tredecile, and 2 biquintiles off the opposition. This is a highly specializing configuration and involves partially developed gifts, interactive gifts and blessings, and unique gifts blended with others’ unique gifts. This stimulates planets or points we have near 1-2 Aquarius/Leo, 4-8 Pisces/Virgo, 10-14 Aries/Libra, 16-20 Taurus/Scorpio, 22-26 Gemini/Sag, and 28-30 Cancer/Capricorn.
4) The fourth evolutionary configuration is created by Jupiter cutting the Saturn binovile Uranus in two, creating a 9 zone spiritual evolutionary field of significant revelations. This is made stronger by the Sun binovile Jupiter and trinovile (trine) to Saturn. Areas most affected include 4-8 Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, 14-18 Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, and 24-28 Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. If you have a planet or point in these zones, major realizations are on the way (even if some will take their sweet time showing up!)
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 the inner planets transit 5-9 Cancer, making triseptiles to Pluto, biseptiles to Neptune, and septiles to Uranus. That means this Summer will be 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 biseptile Jupiter; Mercury is semisquare Mars, sextile Jupiter, and bielftile Neptune; Venus is elftile the Sun, decile Mars, semisquare Jupiter, square Saturn, sextile Neptune, and trine Pluto; and the Sun quintiles Mars.
Outer planet forming and partile separating aspects include Mars septile Saturn and semisextile Uranus; Jupiter makes only the two noviles listed above; Saturn is binovile Uranus and semisextile Neptune; and Uranus makes only the septile and tredecile listed above.
Friction is not heavy this month, except for the T-square; besides the T, there are 2 semisquares and 1 square. We’ll all experience some friction in the areas described in the special configurations.
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 2 septiles and 1 biseptile. In the 9th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 2 noviles and 2 binoviles. In the 11th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 1 elftile and 1 bielftile. The specializing aspect series provides 3 deciles, 1 quintile, 1 tredecile, and 2 biquintiles.
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 if balanced element distribution. At this time, of the traditional 10 planets, there are 3 planets Fire signs, 1 in Water, 3 in Earth, and 3 in Air. This makes Earth (Practicality and Grounding) Air (Relatedness and Communications) and Fire (Inspiration and Light) all balanced, with the only Water (Feelings and Experiencing Life on Deep Levels) being provided by Neptune.
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 Fire and Air. 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 Earth, Air, and Fire being the dominant resonant areas, make your camp in a comfortable mountain forest with a view and a fire.
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 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, and with the dance Saturn and Uranus did last year, we had to figure out what mattered to us and what didn’t, with our final exam in “squaring ourselves with reality” coming in late Summer and the Autumn. 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 now being 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.
Summing it Up
Remember we’re in a period of an intensified and somewhat narrow focus, with 7 planets in the span between late Pisces and late Gemini. We’re riding the new wave created by Mars conjunct Jupiter at 4 Aries, and learning ways to have fun naturally and spontaneously. With so much Aries and Taurus, just do it, and do it in your own way! In every situation, take the initiative to show good humor, and when you feel spontaneous, follow that feeling into a vision. This is a time of great power, and because we integrated our heart power this past month, we can use it to find a more practical and effective compassionate expression.
A greater global wisdom for the year is on the move and will begin to show up in your life wherever you have late Gemini and Sagittarius. This begins the acceleration in interactive communications which will create the cross currents and conflicts coming between September and December when Mars slows and goes retrograde. Many old things are being removed from our lives,, and while the sextiles and trines will build, the T-square will release. So show your heart, see the spiritual linkage and the blessings which have come after saying goodbye to the old and remember that while you may not understand what you’re doing or why, you’re purifying yourself of preconceptions and being led into transcendent activity.
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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