Category: Moon Cycles Written by Robert Wilkinson Views: 1759
The next two weeks will find us at crucial turning points in our relationships. Do they care for you? Is the relationship fair, just, and balanced? Are you feeling part of what you care about, or do you feel out on the margins? This is the time to walk away if necessary, doing something you like to do, rather than wondering if things will ever change.
This Lunation marks a major shift in energies, with superficialities busted and impulsiveness bringing unexpected karmic blowback. This Full Moon requires concentration and focus, with a redirection away from taking things personally to understanding the need for self-purification from time to time if we are not to fall into delusions, unhealthy attachments and states of mind, and negative mindsets. This is a time to allow “the Lord of Your Underworld” to purify you of negative personality responses so you may “do your Being” in the world.
While the T-square dominates the landscape, we are provided relief from the Lunation’s “Tension of Opposites” by Jupiter in Sag cutting the opposition into a sextile and trine. This is very beneficial for “regeneration and refreshment” through the ability to “imitate a higher way,” whether of life or function. If there’s an “emotional outburst,” it’s only because of pent-up tensions before now due to someone not being honest.
There is high specialization shown for the next two weeks, with unusual and uniquely favorable tides for those who can hold two ideas at the same time.
Take note of subconscious mental and emotional factors when dealing with those who have been or are being overprotective of something. That’s a signal something’s out of balance. With Venus and Mars in a mutual reception both in their signs of “exile,” be clear if confronted with an emotional overreaction, and try to further communications, even if the other person makes it unnecessarily difficult. If necessary, remember to defend your sense of honor, fairness, and integrity through taming something which has gotten out of control.
The Eclipse Factor
We’re always “under the beams” of recent Eclipses, as well as older ones. These “Cosmic Recyclers” are always helping us eliminate what we no longer need to deal with related to the sign and house they fell in. We’re now shutting something down we no longer need in life areas symbolized by Cancer and Capricorn. The Nodes are the keys to understand how we’re accepting and growing, and what we’re demonstrating or letting go of.
The recent Total Solar Eclipse at 11 Cancer has already begun to strip away all which would inhibit our sense of humor or irony. It’s also exposing others’ “ego pomposity” and resumptions, giving them a chance to take a breath and not take themselves so seriously. Of course, there’s a lot of hidden material which will be present, due to the Cardinal T-square of the Lunation with Pluto.
We’re also still experiencing past Solar Eclipse “cosmic recycling” wherever we have 16 Capricorn, 21 Cancer and 19 Leo, as we had Eclipses on these degrees. We’ve been getting organized, exploring what success really means to us, and letting go of old “social rigidities” to be happier. All these Solar Eclipses, along with others, have allowed us to “shed skins” wherever we have 9, 19, and 30 Pisces, 28 Aquarius, along with 29 Leo, 10 Virgo, and 21 Virgo. As you can see, that involves a large part of our charts!
Add various Lunar Eclipses in play for several months after they happened (including the most recent one at 25 Cancer/Capricorn!) and you can see areas where we’ve been eliminating things we no longer need since January. A good meditation would be to take a look back at how something related to that axis in your chart has left and been replaced with something new. All our losses associated with these signs have left voids which 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.
Major Aspects and Configurations
We have a healthy mix of productivity, specialization, and dynamic integration and release in this Full Moon. I’ve already told you about the “Tension of Opposites” involving the Moon opposing Sun and Venus opposed Uranus. This month Venus activates the Rhomus Diamond friction via the opposition to Uranus and semisquare to Jupiter which is sesquisquare Uranus, throwing a dynamic void into 19-23 Gemini.
The Lunation also is part of a powerful evolutionary configuration involving a sextile and trine to Jupiter and the previously mentioned T-square with Pluto. This builds through the same Gemini area agitated by the Rhombus and integrates and releases through the T-square void in Cancer. So expect friction around 5-9 of the Fixed signs, 19-23 of the Mutable signs, and 19-23 of the Cardinal signs.
As both Mars and Uranus biseptile Pluto, the Grand Irrationality is cranking up! If you’re defending something which doesn’t need defending, ask yourself why. It’s okay to protect what needs protecting, but if it doesn’t, what hidden issues are at work? This sets up changes wherever we have 19-23 Capricorn, 11-15 Pisces, 3-7 Taurus, 24-28 Gemini, 15-19 Leo, 6-10 Libra, and 27 Scorpio- 1 Sagittarius. If you have something in one or more of these zones, you’ll find yourself at a major turning point in areas where you have early Libra, early Taurus, and late middle Capricorn, affecting houses and planets in Aries, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Aquarius. This sets things into motion which will manifest in January after a period of reflection and reconsideration during the coming Mercury retrograde in Scorpio.
Besides what I just gave you, forming (or partile separating) inner planet aspects include Moon triseptile Mercury and trine Jupiter; Mercury quindecile Sun, decile Mars and Jupiter, sextile Saturn, trine Neptune, and bielftile Pluto; Venus is vigintile Sun, quadraelftile Neptune, and quintile Pluto; and the Sun is biquintile Neptune.
Outer planet forming and partile separating aspects include Mars quintile Jupiter, trielftile Saturn, quincunx Uranus, and quiadranovile Neptune; Jupiter is quindecile Saturn; Saturn is tredecile Uranus, sextile Neptune, and conjunct Pluto; and Uranus is semisquare Neptune. Obviously the aspects made from Jupiter out are long term influences.
The very powerful Uranus biseptile Pluto is now back in orb. How we handled the Saturn biseptile Uranus earlier this year will determine which “awakenings” will occur in our lives, since Saturn gave us the structure for the unique beginning Uranus always signifies. The biseptile is an irrational aspect of the 7th harmonic series. Saturn gave us the beginnings of the structure which will now be infused with Uranian awakenings, which in turn will affect the group activity to come when Saturn again biseptiles Uranus this December.
The biseptile between Saturn, the planet of “Spiritual Mastery and Spiritual Friendship” and Uranus, the planet symbolizing the Divine Revolutionary who follows their own path to their Higher Destiny, set the stage for the off-again, on-again Uranus biseptile Pluto from the same sectors in the zodiac. This will dominate the landscape for a long time to come, so expect some major choices and changes which will help you shape your destiny and live your higher purpose. I have termed the evolutionary pattern created by the biseptile “the Grand Irrationality V.2”, and it most affects planets and points near the zones I gave you earlier for Uranus biseptile Pluto.
Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all went retrograde since March-April, and since then we’ve looked back, retraced steps, relearned lessons, and prepared for the forward movement in these planetary areas of our lives which began in August when Jupiter went direct and continued in September as Saturn and Pluto went direct. We have begun to sprout the seeds of “transcendent security,” remember a deep wisdom by feeling Neptune’s subtle signals, and are awakening to a new quality of life rendering the old patterns obsolete. We are “returning to Source” and are drawing power and vision from ancient standards. Show strong Love!
We have a lot of spiritual and specializing aspects in play this Full Moon! Of the series related to destiny and “fate,” we have 2 biseptiles and a triseptile. In the 9th and 11th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 1 quadranovile and one bielftile, one trielftile, and one quadraelftile. This month we continue to have an abnormal number of specializing aspects active, including 1 vigintile, 2 quindeciles, 2 deciles, 2 quintiles, 1 tredecile, and 1 biquintile.
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.
We are now at the end of a radically imbalanced element distribution. Of the traditional 10 planets, there are 2 planets in Fire signs, 3 in Water, 3 in Earth, and 2 in Air. This shows the most balanced elemental distribution in months! We have a balance between Earth (Practicality and Grounding) and Water (Feelings and Experiencing Life on Deep Levels), with an equal balance between Fire (Inspiration and Light) and Air (Relatedness and Communications).
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, things are in more or less a perfect balance. With Jupiter so strong, and the Moon in Fire, that element will be prominent this month, despite only two planets in that element. And given the Sun and Mars are both in Libra, balanced activity will be favored.
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. This Lunation continues the last Full Moon pattern. As a process of moving through events, the most effective “firing sequence” for approaching life and experience over the next 4 weeks involves leading with our decisions and actions, followed by feeling, and then thinking.
This pattern is very strong, and leads with deciding and acting, followed by feeling and experiencing what those decisions and actions mean on deep levels. Ideally, those deep feelings then can lead us to a new vision, a new understanding, or a communication that can lead us to a different view.
So make decisions, acting to get things in motion, and after that decision and action, sit with the feelings and experience them, bringing them to the surface of your consciousness and get clear about what you’re feeling and why. After you’re clear about what you’re feeling, then go get new information and update your perceptual files and what you think you know, or what’s being communicated. That will lead naturally to a new set of decisions and actions.
This pattern is quick to take charge, but has to watch out for making decisions based in feelings rather than information. This pattern learns and teaches through anecdote and how things are done rather than through abstract knowledge. So keep updating your understanding, get new information and new a new vision, and you’ll naturally know what to do and when.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn is in its home sign of Capricorn, it is the final dispositor of all planets transiting Capricorn and Aquarius from now through 2023. That made it a dominant force in the last Lunar Eclipse as well as the Full Moons in Capricorn and Aquarius, since it ruled the Moon in both charts. Remember that though Saturn can feel heavy, it also symbolizes the power we have to take command of our lives and destiny by using Saturn’s virtues in the right way and time.
Though Saturn is no longer biseptile Uranus, we’ve begun to shape our lives through our choices since then. Saturn has been preparing us for a “role of destiny” later this year and next. We’re still rehearsing new roles for the future as part of the Saturn-Uranus “dance of individualization” in our lives and this month need tender care as we show concern for our “new quality of being which renders the old patterns obsolete.”
I explain how these two awaken us to our Higher Powers to take conscious 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, and in Capricorn, teaches us how to construct an “organized personal structure” to the Uranian energies making our spiritual life come alive.
It 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 steer your personal evolution. You will understand how to throw off all the attitudes and memories which have held you back from finding and living the life and purpose. Through your journey of self-discovery, you can find ways to live your life on your own terms, and fulfill your purpose for being alive as an Eternal having human experiences!
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
This Full Moon promises some very intense forks in the road! Keep it balanced and don’t forget to take care of yourself as forces beyond our control require us to use Pluto energy wisely. This will result in enhanced self-awareness related to needs, feelings, and family, or will cut loose a whirlwind for those who refuse to purify and transform during their time in the underworld of their own existence.
Remember this is a transition period, with reflections, reviews, rehearsals, and a new angle of understanding to come over the next 5 weeks while Mercury occupies its shadow zone. It’s still direct, but already slowing as it prepares to go SRX on October 31 at 28 Scorpio. So use this period to get your affairs in order and take a deeper look at things. With so much Libra and Scorpio prominent, get beyond superficial takes on things and see the deeper attraction and/or repulsion magnetics at work.
We are rapidly approaching the intensity of coming conjunctions between the inner planets and the outer planets. This will bring tremendous fusions of future cycles between December 2019 and April 2020. The conjunctions in late Capricorn will alter both inner and outer space for years to come, so get ready to take responsibility or accept a role or duty somehow related to what appeared in early September.
Over the past 4 weeks, many have left behind an old stagnant path and released forces which will bear fruit in the future. We’ve all prepared to leave an old trajectory, and been forced to concentrate to release what needs release, whether letting go or demonstrating what could be. The Pluto-driven T-square has already begun to precipitate extreme events which will eventually lead to “the end of the quest.” How we take it will be determined by our spiritual maturity.
We’ve been dealing with echoes and perceptions related to our “escape from a narrow destiny” since 2016, as well as the standards we’ve lived by since 2009. We’ve now seen we have a “new law of life” we must obey, with our only reference our Spiritual truths we venerate and the experience of having achieved a higher level of existence, or way of life.
We are still in the final phase of humanity’s “liberating ordeal,” and are finding new inner strengths and powers we’ve tapped the past two years. We’re again in a long wave period of finding assistance from Devas and Angels who bring “divine help when human efforts seem to fail.” Again, learn the power of forgiveness to create space for Grace to enter your Life. When new adventures beckon, embrace them with warmth, since you might find Spiritual Brothers and Sisters from past lives along the way!
The past two years have led us all to blend the old with the new, the traditional with the innovative, throwing us into an adventure in higher awareness where we can demonstrate expertise in fulfilling Dharma, or our purpose for being alive. We are awakening to 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.
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.
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.
© 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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