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Sabian Symbols Showing the Light of Refreshing Communion Expressed In Forms of Personal Power
This Lunation will allow the idealism of Light to express our ability to generate social or emotional power and activity in focused forms. 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, one along the Libra/Aries axis, one along the Scorpio/Taurus axis, which should produce extraordinarily high awareness and a “Tension of Opposites” accelerating our growth in self-initiation active awareness of our need to do repair and/or reconstruction work, as well as see what must be eliminated and who we need to join with to do bridge building work. We’ve moved from the efficient and practical focus of Virgo into the idealism and magnetic work of Libra and Scorpio, and have the ability to forge deeper connections with others if we build lines of communication and use them wisely. Because of dynamic evolutionary configurations occurring, these oppositional energies will be tremendously favorable for all who have planets near 19-23 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. The Taurus/Scorpio tension will produce gifts and unique gifts for those with planets in the middle degrees of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
As the Full Moon fulfills the themes of the previous New Moon, we now can take the “Light of Truth” we’ve been experiencing New Moon, take note of what we’re willing or not willing to release or demonstrate, and find new expression in direct and honest compassion framed within our need to obey our duty. We demonstrate our freedom as Spirits in the material world by our choices, and through our voluntary obedience to appropriate duties and limitations, we establish our lives and relationships.
The Sun in Air and Moon in Fire shows a time of the Cardinal Air (associative interactivity) of Libra expressing its refined ideal view through the Cardinal Fire (Inspiration) of Aries. As the inner planets are now all clustered in Libra and Scorpio 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 and Scorpio.
In this chart, 3 planets is in the first third of their signs, 3 planets are in the second third of their signs, and 4 planets are in the last third of their signs. This is the first time we’ve had a balanced emphasis, with a slightly more pronounced mental-spiritual emphasis. This blends balanced action and emotional social involvements, with a great opportunity to see a greater spiritual ideal, both in doing and Being. This Lunation will help us turn many corners into a new freedom, truth, and obedience to our spiritual duty.
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 and Jupiter engage the energies through their frictional aspects with Uranus, showing us some things are demanding to be recognized, with communication the primary means of engagement.
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 Venus opposed Uranus. This puts the evolutionary “Tension of Opposites” at work wherever we have 19-23 degrees of Aries and Libra, as well as 4-9 degrees of 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 Libra, making Venus its worldly ruler and TransPluto its spiritual ruler. Venus is in Scorpio, making Mars the ruler of Venus. The Moon in Aries is also ruled by Mars in Libra. We are now in a period of shifting dispositors, continuing the string of 3 “final dispositors,” with a power Mutual Reception between Venus and Mars as the primary influence of the Lunation.
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, Venus and Mars in Mutual Reception dominate the stage, as they rule the Moon, Mercury, Sun, and Uranus. A “mutual reception” is a very powerful “closed loop” of self-reinforcing energies, and is a very strong influence. It is as though the two planets feed each other, and grow stronger, for good or ill, in their ability to dominate those affairs in the chart.
So this month we have the Mutual Reception dominating the Lunation, with the usual three final dispositors still at work in their own realms, ruling only themselves except for Saturn’s dispositorship of Pluto. 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 21 Libra and 21 Aries. It is said that the third third (decan) of any sign deals with the individual, mental, and spiritual levels of life, and as the Lunation is in the third decan of those signs, invokes a sub-influence of Gemini and Sagittarius.
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 21st degree of Libra is “A crowd upon the beach.” In the original Jones class notes from The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this is a degree of "fundamental popularity of natural values,” “communion in objects of real and universally recognized worth,” and “association.”
In The Astrological Mandala, he goes on to say that this degree symbolizes "a revivifying contact with the Mother-force of nature and of social togetherness.” He explains that “the sea is the vast matrix from which living organisms originally emerged. It also symbolized the collective Unconscious…” He states “the consciousness of human beings is given specific form by the culture to which they live… (and) it is very good and healthful for … minds to become revitalized by collective experiences and deep feelings of undifferentialted unity … in the vast refreshment of the planetary ‘Mother’ where ‘she’ is most dynamic, unlimited, and unconfined by boundaries.”
He continues that here we have a foundation for future developments, “a biodynamic foundation” reaching “beyond even the biosphere to what in all cosmic types of organization is the Mother-principle.” He speaks of an “oceanic feeling, born of attunement to the most basic rhythms of existence.” He says this degree falls in the Span of Revelation, Act of Group Integration, and Scene of Reconstruction on the Social-Cultural level.
Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this is a degree of “a lack of social sensitiveness.” He states there are “raw elements of experience” related to “self-awareness and … unconditional friendliness through which (we) bring new facets of ourselves to … immediate expression.” He offers this symbol shows us “a need to release the pyramiding tensions of personality whenever it is held too closely in rein, and to enjoy a wider self-realization through whatever fellowship may be at hand.”
He gives us the keyword EXHILARATION. He says when operating positively, the degree is “naïve assurance and a basic delight in every possible aspect of human relationship.”
The Lunar degree symbol for the 21st degree of Aries is “A pugilist entering the ring.” 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 “Complete immolation of self in things purely physical” and “intense self-assertiveness, physical and psychological.”
In The Astrological Mandala, he says this degree involves "the release and glorification of social aggressiveness.” He states this degree shows us “potency glorified as … strength and will-to-power,” and relates to “survival of the fittest” related to recognition or a form of wealth. He invokes the symbol of the Tao, where in rotation first one side is on top and then the other side is on top, reminding us that “Victory is always temporary in a dualistic world.”
He continues that this symbol “reveals (a person’s) deeply rooted feeling of admiration and envy for whoever can generate overwhelming power.” He says it falls in the span of Examination, and it’s the first degree of the emotional-cultural level of the scene of Potency in the Act of Differentiation.
According to Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, the degree is one of “a complete lack of personal sensitiveness,” where there are “raw elements of experience” that lead us to self-realization. He offers that we need to demonstrate “full confidence in (our) own powers,” as we find the appropriate audience for offering the world our “major fruits of achievement.”
He continues that this symbols shows us “a need to be up and about the business of life. He offers us the keyword of EXERTION. He states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree is “a mobilization of the self’s capacities in a concentrated attempt at self-establishment.”
From these symbols it seems the Light of accepting our nobility to take responsibility for some sort of “spiritual office” will acquire form through the mountaintop on which we find ourselves. This is the Light of a “Royal inheritance” expressed through about ability to live at a higher level, being custodians of venerable values of timeless worth.
So we enter a time of intense activity where we demonstrate our powers in raw situations. This is about a type of social or emotional potency expressed in some basic form of life activity. When in doubt, see if it’s time to “just do it. ” Concentrate your efforts and follow through on whatever you need to do, quickly, gracefully, patiently, with an eye to the enjoyment and refreshing interactive experiences shown by this Lunation.
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 Partial Lunar Eclipse.
© 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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