Category: Moon Cycles Written by Robert Wilkinson
The 2023 World Teaching Comes Forth.
The Full Moon of Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius is the “Christfest,” or World Teacher Festival, where the World Teacher takes the “Eternal Buddha Wisdom” poured out at the Wesak Festival and sends that wisdom out in a new global teaching related to Love.
We have been shown a deeper, more universal wisdom and grace which can renew our lives if we master the expression of this Full Moon. Be open to a new truth, a new teaching, and new spiritual realizations!
The Full Moon of Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sag is the third of the “Three High Moons” of the Northern Hemispheric Spring. As with all Full Moons, use the light you’ve been seeing and expressing since the New Moon, and give it form and focus through anchoring those themes in expression. This is the Light of communicating discoveries expressed through the openness to the adventure of higher and wider truths.
Since the World Teacher Festival represents a time when the “Compassionate Buddha Wisdom” of the last Full Moon takes shape as a global idea and truth. This will show us that time and space limitations are somewhat of an illusion, where the Light of telepathy can help us “know at a distance.” This will take shape through “the power of our spiritual ancestry” which has been cooking deep within us since 2018, when that was the Mercury retrograde theme for the entire year.
This distributive, visionary, opening and inspiring Full Moon occurs at 8:42 pm PDT on June 3, 4:42 am BST on June 4, and falls at the 14th degree of Gemini and Sagittarius. This one keeps the focus on our individual spirituality and allows us to remember what I have termed our “genetic wisdom,” or that Wisdom which is part of our biological lineage. The promise of this Wisdom and the new adventures it will open will yield major breakthroughs from July 2024 through March 2025 when Jupiter transits the Solar degree.
Continuing the theme that proceeds at each Full Moon as they move through each polarity, this one gives us the ability to discover new ideas and new perspectives within the new life order we have begun to establish the past few months. Be open to new truths, new adventures, and much broader perspectives as these are on the way this next year.
As there is a “Rhombus Diamond” configuration at work, we’ll all be pushed and prodded to weigh alternatives as we stand on the threshold of new cycles while eliminating corrosive people who prevent us from getting the results we want out of life. And because we have Mercury conjunct Uranus with both quintile Saturn, follow the lightness of Being as you’ll find it’s a call to life renewal in some way!
Today’s Full Moon post will be an overview of the Lunation and some of its primary qualities. In parts 2 and 3 we’ll cover the Sabian Symbols, aspects, distributions, and patterns.
This World Teacher Festival Full Moon opens a global wisdom and greater ways of understanding and living our spiritual individuality. This one offers us humor, grace, and incredible growth in our lives, and by what we release over the next few months, we prepare for an entry into a new life in the late Summer and Autumn. While many will find their “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” in June, it will accompany the need to “bury the past” in some way while keeping in mind this year there’s a need for new ideas and new approaches to deal with the problems of living on Earth.
This is another Full Moon focused on individual and spiritual levels of functioning, awareness, and purpose. We now move into a time of major renewal, so sense the abundance you want to show up in the future, hear the call to act in new ways, especially if it involves blessing something, forgiving something, or moving forward out of an old psychic state. Anything you have to release will help you anticipate the “call to renewal” we’re already hearing from distant sources, both without and within. Have a sense of humor and accept the new vistas which are opening as you read these words.
As with all Full Moons, use the light you’ve been seeing and expressing since the New Moon, and give it form and focus to see how to anchor those themes in expression. This Full Moon brings the Light of the Taurus New Moon involving the need to find new perspectives through the “compare and contrast” function of the mind while being joyous in our discoveries. That New Moon has been very productive in many ways, as well as bringing unique circumstances. That New Moon was stabilizing, defensive, sensitive, and has been helping us be strong yet flexible. In any case, there’s a new spontaneity in the air, a new way of allowing Spirit to work through us, and we’re seeing the future in the making.
This Full Moon shows Mercury conjunct Uranus leading the Sun, thus becoming “the entry to the great Light.” This means that conjunction is the means by which we come to illumination, so be original in your thinking, and allow your consciousness to experience high states as you figure out what has meaning to you personally within your social or cultural setup.
As Mercury rules the Sun in Gemini, it provides grounding and originality to whatever Light there is to be found and distributed as a Wisdom teaching. Much will move forward when Jupiter transits the conjunction in April 2024 followed by Mars in early July 2024.
Is the Sun Following the Moon, or the Moon Following the Sun?
This Lunation is the second Full Moon where the Sun is in a different sign (Gemini) as it was in the Taurus New Moon two weeks ago. We are now at the beginning of “the reverse order” of the Sun/Moon relationship cycle, as the Light of the New Moons is in a different sign than the Light of the Full Moon.
There are two patterns; one is when the Full Moon Sun is the same sign as the previous New Moon Sun, and the other is when the Full Moon Sun is in the next sign from the Sun in the previous New Moon. The Sun was in the same sign in both the New Moon and Full Moon, the so-called “natural” order, between April 2019 and August 2020. At the August 2020 Full Moon we entered the “reverse pattern” of the Sun of the Full Moon occupying the sign after the New Moon Sun, since the previous New Moon Sun was at 29 Cancer and that Full Moon Sun was at 12 Leo.
August 2021 brought us the New Moon Sun at 17 Leo and Full Moon Sun is at 30 Leo, beginning the natural order which continued through the New Moon of late February 2023 at 2 Pisces which was followed by the Full Moon at 17 Pisces. This shifted in April 2023 with a New Moon at 30 Aries which is followed by this Full Moon Sun at 15 Taurus. You can find out more about the “seed forms” of the New Moon two weeks ago by going to the archives.
Past As Prologue
The 2020-22 Eclipses moved us all in new directions, reorienting wherever we have Taurus, Cancer, Gemini, Scorpio, and Sagittarius in our charts. All Eclipses are “Cosmic recyclers,” removing what is obsolete in our lives. These losses clean out psychic and physical spaces so we can find new life substance. Due to what we’ve eliminated the past 2 years we now have a wider view of our life and the Life around us as humanity begins a new 20 year Aquarian era.
As you know from other articles, 2020 was the last year of a 200 year Earth era, with Air power building that year launching a 200 year Air era on the December Solstice with Jupiter conjuncting Saturn at 1 Aquarius. However, we will still be “under the beams” of the powerful conjunctions in Capricorn, since between January and March 2020 we began new Saturn/Pluto, Jupiter/Pluto, Mars/Jupiter, Mars/Pluto, and Mars/Saturn cycles. The first of these launched a new 33 year era into motion.
Due to these conjunctions in late Capricorn and both Mars/Saturn and Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions at 1 Aquarius, we are in a long term period of finding wisdom by understanding transfiguration and enlightenment as verbs rather than nouns. We’ve now officially taken the first step into the coming Aquarian era. While this is not yet “The Age of Aquarius,” this is the final intensification of those energies which will sprout seeds in the second quarter of the century which will take us across the threshold of the Great Age soon after 2050.
At this World Teacher Festival Full Moon, the span occupied by the inner planets (in this chart Mercury at 20 Taurus through Venus at 29 Cancer) is 69+ degrees, an extraordinarily wide span. This will be the primary area stimulated in our charts. At this time Mercury is in the outer planet span, with Venus in late Cancer and Mars in Leo. This shifts our several months of Full Moon Bucket Jones patterns and begins our run of different patterns over the coming months.
Right now all the planets except the Moon occupy early Aquarius through early Leo. As the inner planets are in or extending the outer planet span, all the planets except the Moon are in this span. This month the Moon adds a Sagittarius focus.
Because the unoccupied span runs 124+ degrees and the Moon is in Sagittarius making a wide separating trine to Mars, we now have a “Locomotive” Jones pattern. In this chart we have 2 oppositions made by the Moon to Sun and Venus out of sign to Pluto. In this “tensional awareness field,” the two oppositions form a frictional Evolutionary configuration which I’ll speak of in part 3.
At this time we have the 10 traditional planets occupying 7 signs. Currently, the outer planet occupied span begins with Pluto in early Aquarius, then moves through Saturn in in early Pisces, Neptune in late Pisces, Jupiter in early Taurus and finishes with Uranus in late Taurus. At this time, the span is extended by the Sun, Venus, and Mars to Gemini, Cancer, and Leo, with the empty span from Leo to the Moon in Sagittarius, creating a “Locomotive” pattern.
So What is a “Locomotive” Jones Pattern and how does it work?
This type of spread, with all the planets occupying 2/3 of the signs with an empty third, creates an imbalance that leads to power if we can find the compensatory “weight” to make things move forward smoothly rather than rock side to side creating friction. Target what is needed, and provide compensatory energies accordingly.
As Marc Jones put it, “this type of horoscope reveals a balance of this sort in the life. A third part of things… consisting of a free span in experience, is set against a two-thirds part, embracing a related but limited span in experience…. The basis of the dynamic is found in the native’s resulting strong sense of a lack or a need, of a problem to be solved, a task to be achieved in the social and intellectual world around him.”
Dr. Jones states “The temperament reveals a self-driving individuality, an executive eccentricity that is not … unbalance but rather is power. It exhibits a dynamic and exceptionally practical capacity which is neither the broad universality of the Splash pattern, nor the special obsession with some particularly narrowed aspect of experience characteristic of the Bundle people.
He goes on to state “The Locomotive classification is … moved more by external factors in the environment than by aspects of its own character. The point of application for the powers of the self is shown … by the “leading planet,” or the one of the two in the empty trine which forms its aspect clockwise in the zodiac, irrespective of any distinction as “applying” or “separating.”
At this time, The Moon is the leading planet and Mars is the closing planet of the Locomotive. Approach experience through seeing the bigger picture, or taking a spiritual or philosophical view of what you’re introduced to. With Mars closing, see all experience as giving you inspiration, emotional intensity, and an ability to focus your heart and/or creativity. Because the leading edge is Fire, approach experience with openness and a sense of intellectual freedom and the willingness to dance with ideas. Because the closing planet is also in Fire, it implies that after all is said and done, you’ll find a new steadiness of expression and perhaps even a lot more play or fun! Open to experience using Sagittarius spiritual power, and come out of experience with Leo heart strength.
As the Locomotive keeps things out of balance, the Moon in Sag is now the front end to finding the way of initiating activity that must be accompanied by a compensatory “weight” to keep things moving forward rather than sideways. The more we work with the imbalances by making efficient, energy saving reorganizations, seeing what’s core and what’s peripheral, the easier it will be to navigate the imbalances in this pattern and come to a different way of finding the assistance we need to keep things grounded.
What is needed is Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio energies to complete the empty span. Adjust, be of service, see the ideal, be just and balanced, and focus to eliminate what you don’t need any more. As we find a more heartfelt strength or courage at the end of the process through Mars, move into healthy Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio expression which will naturally lead to the Lunar entry into the next phase of experience.
Is the Grand Irrationality A Factor in this Full Moon?
Because this configuration will end its 30 year run in a few weeks, I created an article which sums up the three versions of the Grand Irrationality in play these past decades. I discuss what it is and which zones of the zodiac 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 is Over (1993-2023).
Any transit making multiple 7th harmonic aspects put this “7-pointed Star of Destiny” evolutionary configuration into play, bringing choices and changes affecting our future. The generic configuration is why things seem so crazy and hard-edged at this time in history, and why humanity seems to have been at an unending “fork in the road of destiny.” In this chart Uranus is in the heart of its last septile to Neptune, with the Moon engaging both with a biseptile to Neptune and a triseptile to Mercury and Uranus, thus setting major choices and changes into motion the next two weeks, but also the next year on a spiritual level.
This evolutionary configuration has been activated over the years when any planet moved through any of the hot zones of the configuration. However, even though it’s about to end remember that almost everyone on Earth born in the past 30 years has this in their charts! And all the eclipses these past years have also had it, including the April and May eclipses. So we’ll still have it working in the background for years to come. I’ll speak more about the aspects in part 3 when I cover the special configurations.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
We now have begun the long voyage of Saturn’s transit of Pisces. While in Aquarius it taught us shortcuts to illumination and instructed us in the wise use of spiritual energies for many months, as well as the spiritual power of gratitude and appreciation. This is a hello to the lessons of compassion and forgiveness shown by Pisces.
In this chart, Mercury conjuncts Uranus and both are quintile to Saturn and Venus, creating three points in a “5 Pointed Star of Quintessential Uniqueness” which promises amazing gifts and blessings to those who embrace a new dedication or a life renewal. With Jupiter sextile Saturn for the coming month, there’s a productive linkage between the calm steady mental processes of Taurus with the mystical ambivalent and intuitive Pisces energies in play. We can now achieve growth and stability in our early Water and Earth sign sectors.
Saturn, ruler of our Capricorn and Aquarius sectors and any natal or progressed planets we have in those signs, is now on the threshold of its retrograde station in Pisces, promising a call to renewal in June. 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 now entering a productive period of Jupiter making favorable aspects to Saturn over the next few months. The friction between Saturn and Uranus in 2021-2022 showed us what mattered to us and what didn’t, with our transformation into the roles we’re to play determined by how we’ve trained. Uranus awakened us to new roles to play, while Saturn brought new mutations and an accelerated evolution which are part of us learning to use spiritual power effectively through deliberation rather than instinct.
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.
On A Final Note
See you in the near future with parts two and three on this Full Moon Christfest which will offer us opportunities for telepathic growth and a powerful spiritual focus by expressing the insights about “the power of our spiritual ancestry” we got in 2017 which were radically expanded when Jupiter transited 14 Sagittarius in 2019. This is a dynamic “Inspired Compassionate Heart Wisdom” Full Moon which activates growth in our Gemini and Sagittarius life areas, so be open to a greater life and truth which beckons. Because of the chain of dispositors, we can claim our genius in grounded ways as we release the past and open to a new inspiration.
Venus is a key player due to being the ruler of the Mercury. In this Lunation, Venus shows us how we can weigh alternatives as we stand on the threshold of a new cycle. She can help us tap into our inner Muse and see things from the past in a different light. As it biquintiles Saturn and trines Neptune, it stabilizes emotional movement and understanding. As it’s part of the Rhombus Diamond with the Lunation and Pluto, it’s key to harmonizing the “cutting, grinding and polishing” quality of that evolutionary configuration which I’ll discuss in part 3.
Venus was the first inner planet to conjunct Saturn this year. That began a new cycle of forward-looking relationships for us all. Saturn was in the emotional/social level of management, bringing that quality to Venus’ 2023 Aquarian lessons. She recently conjuncted Jupiter on a degree of the stirring up of a new perspective, and now prepares to enter Leo, where she will go retrograde in a few weeks, bringing an examination of how to play more.
If you want to know more about your Venusian power to shape your relationships into enjoyable interactions and friendships, please consider getting a copy of my newest book The Magic of Venus: Friendships, Soul Mates, and Twin Flames. It is the most comprehensive book on Venus ever written, and explains why we attract who we do and how to create more satisfying 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 dance with your inner Beloved and mirror that to your world.
Since 2019, we’ve all seen greater truths and taken on new roles and responsibilities which led us to new social effectiveness in 2021-22. Where we have late Capricorn and early Aquarius in our chart is the focus of coming years. The compressions in Capricorn led us to forms of personal power and very long wave cycles showing our work for a long time to come. The March 2022 Aquarius compression created cycles of learning how to manage our responsibility to become better educated to fulfill a greater role in the long wave Aquarian energy.
We’ve entered a new chapter in our spiritual journey at a fork in the road of our collective destiny. 2020 was about forging our connection with the World Soul, our Wisdom, and our greater dedication. 2021 began the new era in our lives. We’re all wiser than we used to be, have been given ample opportunities to value our heart connections with our friends, and display the vaster spiritual awareness we share with our Brothers and Sisters.
2022 brought us training and skill, divine mutations, endings and beginnings. 2023 began with one last look back before the rapid acceleration now happening. We’re on the edge of radical change these next few weeks, so see the big picture and move into your future!
I’ll see you soon when we’ll discuss Sabian Symbols, evolutionary configurations, and other important chart factors.
This article explains past, present, and future compressions, where they fall, and who they affect. The Great Compressions of early 2020, 2021, and 2022
This one explains the January 2020 compression and the multiple conjunctions setting themes for decades! The Great Compression of January 2020 – Mercury, Sun, Saturn and Pluto all Conjunct in Capricorn
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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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