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Sabian Symbols Showing the Light of Going Fearlessly Into the Unknown Expressed In Blessings From the Winds of Destiny
This Lunation will allow the focused magnetism of the Light to bring forth enjoyable and natural expressions of very high consciousness. Remember, the Summer Eclipses continue to take away everything which would block our ability to accept a “mantle of power” so that our Light can take shape as a new form of Truth, freedom, compassion, and obedience to Dharma.
This Full Moon has two oppositions, both along the the Scorpio/Taurus axis, which should produce unusual receptivity to higher planes and inner voices through the “Tension of Opposites” accelerating our growth moving forward into the unknown. We are still finishing our repair and/or reconstruction work, as well as taking a new look at what we need to eliminate to bury the past, or what we need to regenerate from the past. We continue to work with the idealism and magnetic work of Libra and Scorpio, and have the ability to forge deeper connections with others if we take a different view of what has been.
As the Full Moon fulfills the themes of the previous New Moon, we now can take the “Light of Awakening” we’ve been experiencing New Moon, take note of how we’ve been both flexible and consistent, and find new expression in direct and honest communications using a combination of yin and yang energies. Using hard power and soft power alternately will bring about skill in demonstrating the “power of our spiritual ancestry” we explored all of 2018.
The Sun in Water and the Moon in Earth shows a time of the Fixed Water (stable if intense experience) of Scorpio expressing its concentrated magnetism through the Fixed Earth (grounded stable enjoyment) of Taurus. As the inner planets are now all clustered in Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius and approach the outer planet span between Jupiter in Sag and Uranus in Taurus, it brings the intense focus in the houses where we have Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius.
In this chart, 1 planet is in the first third of their signs, 6 planets are in the second third of their signs, and 3 planets are in the last third of their signs. This indicates we’re back in an imbalanced distribution, since this brings emotional social involvements to the forefront of experience, with some degree of mental-spiritual emphasis. This imbalance shows little action, but a lot of social and spiritual focus.
In part 1 I explained why there’s some constant friction and agitation in the collective atmosphere off and on during these months due to Uranus semisquare Neptune anchoring constant friction whenever a planet moves through the middle degrees of the Mutable signs and beginning of Fixed signs. This anchors the on-again, off-again energies I have termed a “Rhombus Diamond,” associated with a “cutting, grinding, and polishing” energy that’s very frictional and disruptive. At this time, Venus is square Neptune, but not sesquisquare Uranus, showing an off-set frictional pulse, but as Venus is conjunct Jupiter, whatever friction there is will drive us into broader and wider truths and futures.
Why Are Full Moons So Important?
At a Full Moon, that which has opened since the previous New Moon surfaces in a public form, and heads toward the culmination and fruition symbolized by the second half of any cycle. First half, birth into form and field. Second half, culmination and completion of the purpose of that cycle.
That’s why it’s important to regard the New and Full Moon charts as “God’s Footprints in Time,” since one follows the other in an unending sequence of births of newer and newer seeds. The New Moons show us the seeds that will flourish under the reflected light of the Full Moon.
Full Moons heighten feelings, due to the opposition of the Moon and the Sun. As noted, this Lunation has two oppositions involving the Moon opposed to Sun and Mercury. This puts the evolutionary “Tension of Opposites” at work wherever we have 16-22 Taurus and Scorpio.
We’re now in phase three of this year’s oppositions between Mars and the outer planets. We now have finished all the inner planet oppositions for the year except for Mars opposed Uranus which will bring Uranus’ energies to surface in late November. After that, there will be no more Mars oppositions until Mars opposes Pluto in May 2021. Of course, the inner planets will begin their oppositions to the outer planets beginning July 2020.
Dispositors - What's the Backdrop to the Energies?
The Sun is in Scorpio, making Mars its worldly ruler and Pluto its spiritual ruler. Mars is in Libra, making Venus in Sagittarius the ruler of Mars. So Jupiter is the final dispositor of that chain of rulerships. The Moon in Taurus is also ruled by Venus in Sagittarius which is ruled by Jupiter. So this Full Moon restores Jupiter to center stage as a primary “final dispositor” along with Saturn and Neptune.
So this month we are back to three “final dispositors” in Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. [A final dispositor is a planet in one of the signs it rules.] This month Jupiter is the final ruler of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, itself, and Uranus! Saturn, as usual, rules itself and Pluto, and Neptune continues its “standalone” spiritual rulership of Pisces.
By looking at how “chains of dispositors,” “final dispositors,” and “mutual reception” are in play between the planets, we get a clear picture of the backdrop for how each planet operates. You can find out more about dispositors in general, chains of dispositors, and mutual reception by going to Astrology Class – What Is A Dispositor and What Is Mutual Reception Between Two Planets?
The Sabian Symbols for the Full Moon
This Full Moon falls at 20 Scorpio and 20 Taurus. It is said that the second third (decan) of any sign deals with the individual, mental, and spiritual levels of life, and as the Lunation is in the second decan of those signs, invokes a sub-influence of Pisces and Virgo.
Since the Moon always focuses the light of the Sun in specific forms, the degree symbols for both are important. The Sun degree is the illumination or enlightenment of the Lunation, whereas the Moon shows us the potential forms that enlightenment will take. Though I’ve given you a sense of what this is about up to now, here’s where we go into detail.
The Solar degree symbol for the 20th degree of Scorpio is “A woman drawing two dark curtains aside,” showing the need to enter into the unknown. In the original Jones class notes from The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this is a degree of “courage needed to enlarge sphere of being,” “readiness to press beyond self,” and “ the ‘woman’ within, opening the gates to Spirit.“
In The Astrological Mandala, he goes on to say that this degree symbolizes “the revelation to the human consciousness of what lies beyond dualistic knowledge.” He offers that “the woman within” represents “faith that is rooted in the deepest intuitions of the soul,” and here unveils “the realities which the either-or, pro-and-con mind … cannot perceive,” and that “the unitive life” is opened up as we eliminate “fear, egocentricity, and dualistic morality.”
He states that this symbol “reveals what a positive reliance upon faith and intuition can bring about. Courage is needed to go through the veiling darkness – the courage to venture beyond the familiar and the traditionally known, to plunge ahead into the unknown.” He says it falls in the span of Appreciation, and it’s the fulfilling degree in the actional level of the scene of Faith in the Act of Group Integration.
According to Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, this degree is about “the enduring values ... behind the outer façade of everyday existence,” and of the human need to move into deeper and “more worthy dimensions of experience.” We are told this is a degree of “the courage of the Soul” as it crosses threshold after threshold of temporary limitations.
He offers that here we “gamble” on our ability to “break on through to the other side.” He says the keyword is DARING, and when positive this degree is “the psychological indomitability with which the human spirit plunges ahead in every new adventure of accomplishment.”
This implies that during the next two weeks the Light will lead us to go deeper, go farther, with courage, into the unknown. Here we continue the work of feeling a deeper communion with our Divine Self as well as others, and open to a newer, deeper social or emotional connectedness to enter into unknown spiritual zones.
The Lunar degree symbol for the 20th degree of Taurus is “Wind clouds and haste.” In the original notes from the Marc Jones class on the symbols published in The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this degree is one of “Exalted state of consciousness; lightness and breadth of being and understanding,” and “mystical and ecstatic self-expansion.”
In The Astrological Mandala, he says this degree involves "the awareness of spiritual forces at work.” He states this degree shows us that “any emergence of life potentialities from the depth of the vast Unconscious is answered by the spiritual activity of superconscious forces” that represent “the ‘Signature’ of divine Powers confirming (our) progress.”
He continues that the “winglike clouds” may also symbolize the presence of angels and devas “blessing and subtly revealing the direction to take, the direction of ‘the wind’ of destiny.” He finishes with this concluding a process where we should find ourselves “more securely established in (our) own original nature, receiving the blessings of super-natural forces.” He says it falls in the span of Enjoyment, and it’s the final degree of the actional level of the scene of Confirmation in the Act of Differentiation.
According to Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, the degree is one of “the transiency which characterizes life,” and “the instability which results from the disinclination of most people” to give of themselves due to ego limitations that cling to “superficial excitement.” He offers that “there is a real spiritual lightness here as an outer mark of the soul’s fundamental freedom.”
He offers us the keyword of EXALTATION. He states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree is “efficiency in controlling events at any point of transition or crisis.”
From these symbols it seems the Light of courage to enter the unknown will be expressed in our enjoyment in knowing the direction of our future destiny. So the next two weeks will both intensify and stabilize, introduce the new while giving us comfort in something of worth. As you get beyond ego, allow the blessings to come which show you the direction of “the winds of destiny.” So even if you’re unsettled, enjoy the journey, since the next two weeks opens new life directions, new directions, new values, new resources, and new ways to concentrate energy directed toward new discoveries, or at the very least remind you of these in the past thanks to Mercury retrograde.
TransPluto, Divine Mother, and the Tests of Human Redemption
Both Neptune and TransPluto represent very vast fields of feeling and connectedness beyond individual control. Neptune is the oceanic field of collective consciousness in which we all swim, and TransPluto is an almost incomprehensibly vast Divine Mother energy which redeems all things, brings grace to all circumstances, and is beyond even Death itself. When these two planets make an aspect, it shows us how the collective field is relating to Divine Redemption in a historically significant way.
Many important collective developments related to these themes began to surface between 2009-2012, when Neptune in late Aquarius was in very close opposition to TransPluto, or Divine Mother. That’s a major factor in why things became so polarized during those years, where the “tension of opposites” began to bring forth lessons in our Oneness, our need to share, and the human collective consciousness faced its need to embrace compassion and learn Viveka, or Divine Discrimination, especially when TransPluto was at the first degree of Virgo. Since that important opposition, we’ve all experienced intensified opportunities to join together in the Great Mother and realize our interrelatedness on a feeling level with All-That-Is.
The last time we had Neptune opposed to TransPluto began in 1780 when Neptune in early Libra opposed TransPluto in early Aries. They made numerous oppositions throughout the first decan of those signs between 1781-1786 during the time the world had been turned upside down by the American Revolution. For those who care, TransPluto was in Aries between 1773-1805, in Taurus 1803-1837, in Gemini 1836-1881, and in Cancer from 1879-1936.
In terms of the larger Era most of us have known, we completed the TransPluto (Parvati) in Leo era that began September 20, 1935 on July 4, 2014. The transition period where this planet danced at the last degree of Leo and first two degrees of Virgo began October 2011 and ended July 4, 2014, when TransPluto left Leo for many centuries to come, and entered into Virgo for the next century.
TransPluto, or Divine Mother, danced between 1 and 2 Virgo between July 2014 and Oct 2017, showing us the larger view of what we are learning about how we conceive of God the Mother. The symbol for 1 Virgo is about how our ideas and ideals shape the outer forms in our lives, as well as how we act. It’s about picturing “the salient features and the overall meaning of any life situation,” as well as the Path of discipleship and other forms of training.
So one of the two great themes Divine Mother taught all of us those years was to see life as a whole, and find meaning in seeing the significant features of the entire picture. We had to understand the value and function of differences, and see how our personal integrity allowed us to make our ideals real through accepting some sort of responsibility.
TransPluto then made its first entry into 2 Virgo October 2014, and we began humanity’s “liberating ordeal.” The initial visit was between October 2014 and mid-January 2015, and began the themes of the “crucifixion” of our sense of ego-separateness so that compassion and understanding could come forth. We are told it symbolizes “eminence at the cost of struggle,”’ which certainly seems to be very much the case as humanity redeems the promise of its better nature.
It was at 2 Virgo between October 2014 and mid-January 2015, after which it retrograded back to 1 Virgo. It re-entered 2 Virgo in early September 2015, and stayed at that degree until February 2016, when it retrograded back to 1 Virgo again. In mid-May 2016 it went stationary direct at 1 Virgo, and then re-entered 2 Virgo in early August 2016. It remained at 2 Virgo until the end of March 2017 and then retrograded back to 1 Virgo between April and the end of June 2017.
It then again remained at 2 Virgo until October 11, 2017, when it entered 3 Virgo, which we are told is a degree of “Two angels bring protection,” symbolizing inner powers and “divine help when human efforts fail.” Its occupancy of 1 Virgo ended, and since October 2017 we’ve been in the next phase of our collective “liberating ordeal,” promising relief, protection, as well as the manifestation of unexpected latent powers.
The themes of 3 Virgo include forms of security via “the simple and consistent convergence of all good things toward their own kind.” This is a type of conviction that guarantees “an effective fulfillment of our dreams.” With the planet symbolizing Divine Mother expressing help via guardian angels, that began a time when we began to be provided welcome relief from some parts of our “liberating ordeal.”
It went stationary retrograde at the end of November 2017 at 3 Virgo, and re-entered 2 Virgo on Jan 19, 2018. It occupied 2 Virgo until it went stationary direct in mid-May 2018 on that degree, and stayed on that degree until Sept 6, 2018, when it re-entered 3 Virgo again. Our guardian angels were then back on the job as we cultivated “inner powers” as well as a greater recognition of how we have divine helpers everywhere!
As you can see, while we dealt with themes related to 1 and 2 Virgo for a long time, we’re now occupied with themes related to 2 and 3 Virgo for many months to come. It occupied 3 Virgo until late February 2019, and then went stationary direct in mid-May at 2 Virgo, and in early August again returned to 3 Virgo. It will return to 2 Virgo one last time between April and June 2020, and then move forward through 3 Virgo again, finally moving into 4 Virgo in October 2020, introducing a new redemptive theme for humanity.
Planetary Cycles Bringing Forth Divine Mother
The energies of Divine Mother will only grow stronger throughout this century, and these will be demonstrated each time the planets make significant aspects to TransPluto. One major set of cycles were set into motion When Saturn conjuncted TransPluto at 28 Leo in August 2007, and of course Saturn’s SD point at 2 Virgo in May 2008 has been transited by TransPluto for 5 years. Those Saturn-expressed TransPluto Leo and Virgo lessons will hold sway until their next conjunction at 9 Virgo in Sept 2037.
Another important cycle was set into motion when Jupiter conjuncted TransPluto at 1 Virgo in August 2015 in Virgo, beginning a new 12 year cycle of how these “Divine Mother energies” will manifest. It also began a new long wave era, since Jupiter will conjunct TransPluto in Virgo every 12 years until the 22nd century!
Related to that Jupiter conjunction, Venus went stationary retrograde exactly conjunct TransPluto in late July 2015, also at 1 Virgo, setting up Venusian manifestations of Divine Mother that will show each and every time 1 Virgo is transited. That means the Venusian Divine Mother promise of late July 2015 was expanded, or set into motion somehow, by Jupiter's transit of 1 Virgo in mid-August 2015, and then took expression due to Mars’ transit of that degree in late September 2015, and found “beauty of form” when Venus transited it again in early October 2015.
Those conjunctions have dominated the Virgo landscape in our charts since then, and were given new value, new power, and new understanding each time the inner planets transited those early degrees in the years since then. Related to this, please take a new look at the Mars-Jupiter cycle set into motion by their conjunction in mid-Virgo between October 2015.
Many things came to a head and launched anew during the 10 day period in late August 2019 when we had Mars, Venus, the Sun, and Mercury all conjunct TransPluto, with the New Moon also conjunct TransPluto! This set numerous "redemptive cycles" in motion, especially for those born in late August or who have planets in early Virgo. Allow the vast redemptive energy to wash many things clean in your lives, and you'll know by 2021 you have "made it through the night" related to whatever planets you have in early Virgo, as well as early Gemini, early Sagittarius, and early Pisces.
So we’re in a different Spiritual Era that will last through July 2107, when TransPluto leaves Virgo and re-enters Libra for the first time in many centuries, also after a few years of dancing on the cusp of Virgo and Libra. I offered you a bit more about this vast spiritual energy field in Astrology in the Age of Aquarius - Transpluto, a.k.a Divine Mother
At the World Teacher Full Moon of Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius I gave you a universal prayer/meditation offered to us by the Tibetan Master D.K. in April 1945 at the end of the war. Tens of millions around the world do this prayer every Full Moon, tuning into the Whole which we ALL are together. I said it every day for many years, and still say it every Full Moon. (It was a real trip to see eyes suddenly open and/or lightbulbs go on over people’s heads when I did it countless times riding the NYC subways when I lived there in the early 80s!)
In 1976 I changed a few words to make it more universal. For your consideration,
The Great Invocation
From the point of Light within the mind of God
Let Light stream forth into the minds of All,
Let Light descend on Earth
From the point of Love within the heart of God
Let Love stream forth into the hearts of All
May Christ return to Earth
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let Purpose guide the little Wills of All
The Purpose which the Masters know and serve
From the center which we call the Human Race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
Again, as I’ve offered you many times before, when you see the title "The Christ" if you are so inclined please substitute "World Teacher," "Bodhisattva," "Imam Madhi," "Krishna," “Kristos,” "Avalokiteshvara," "Maitreya," "Messiah," or any other term used to describe this Great Being. And if you substitute “Enlightened Ones” or “Wise Ones” for “Masters” I doubt it would offend anyone.
See you soon with part 3 covering aspects, planetary sequencing, and other important factors in this Full Moon.
© Copyright 2019 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2019 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
About the author:
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.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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