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- Sabian Symbols Showing the Light of Brightening
Influences Expressed Through A Spiritual Independence -
This Full Moon is the eleventh since the December Solstice conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at 1 Aquarius which launched new 20 and 200 year eras. We’re headed into the future!
I’ll speak more about the bigger picture after the Sabian Symbol. For now, let’s take a closer look at this archetypally focused Full Moon.
As the Full Moon fulfills the themes of the previous New Moon, we can use the rest and relaxation we’ve found the past two weeks and now express a new heart strength, a new understanding, and a new perspective as we “face facts” and see a “new identity suddenly revealed.” Because Libra is so strong and Mercury’s now direct, we should be able to find a harmony of balanced interactive activity as we take measured steps, anticipating the future.
The Sun in Air and the 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. At this time, 1 planet is in the first third of their signs, 3 planets are in the second third of their signs, and 6 planets are in the last third of their signs. This indicates a huge emphasis on the individual, mental, and spiritual field, with a fair amount of focus in the social/emotional field and only Saturn activating the actional-material field. This will be an extraordinarily spiritualizing next two weeks!
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. In June we finished many months of no transit to transit oppositions other than those made by the Moon, and began a new run of oppositions to Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, and Neptune, with the Sun, Mercury, and Mars yet to fire up their oppositions to Uranus.
Because we have only one oppositions it means there’s one evolutionary “Tension of Opposites” in this Lunation. We have only Moon opposed Sun in this Full Moon, showing this “awareness generator” axis is the primary focus over the next two weeks.
Dispositors - What's the Backdrop to the Energies?
The Sun is in Libra, making Venus its worldly ruler and TransPluto its spiritual ruler. The Moon is in Aries, making Mars its worldly ruler and Pluto its spiritual ruler. At this time, we are back to only two final dispositors.
The Sun, Mercury, Mars, and Uranus are ruled by Venus in Sagittarius, which is ruled by ruled by Jupiter in Aquarius ruled by Saturn in Aquarius. The Moon is in Aries, ruled by Mars and therefore ultimately by Saturn, which also rules Pluto in Capricorn. Neptune, as usual, is a “standalone” planet, ruling itself.
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 28 Libra and 28 Aries. It is said that the last 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 Sabian symbol for the 28th degree of Libra is "A man in the midst of brightening influences." In the original notes from the Marc Jones class on the symbols published in The Astrology of Personality,, Rudhyar says this is a degree of "spiritual sustainment given to him who opens himself to his full destiny," "unsolicited help," and "slow realization of betterment."
In The Astrological Mandala Rudhyar states this degree is one of a degree of experiencing the life that's all around us in order to overcome feelings of isolation and separateness. He says this degree is one of realizing our community is sustaining us, and that we are as surrounded by life and our spiritual community as a fish by water.
He continues that through this degree we can find a sense of "belonging to a greater whole," which in turn can lead us to an "inner assurance." We are told this degree is in the Span of Revelation, and is the synthesizing degree on the individual, mental, and spiritual level of the Scene of Reconstruction.
Dr. Marc Jones says this symbol is one where life's "enduring rewards" come by accepting the "underlying friendliness of the world." We are told this offers us encouragement through our "courage in pressing forward on (our) pilgrimage from darkness to light," which confirms our potential.
He says the keyword is RESPONSIVENESS. He offers that when operating in a positive way, this degree is "a complete spiritual fellowship with human kind."
So the Light of the next two weeks involves experiencing a deeper and broader connectedness with others. Here the Light leads us out of any sense of separateness into “brightening influences.”
The Lunar symbol for the 28th degree of Aries is "A large disappointed audience." According to Rudhyar’s notes from the Marc Jones class originally published in The Astrology of Personality, this degree is one of "A new light is shed upon cherished ideas," "fearless, constructive and public facing of the facts of existence," and "adjustment."
In The Astrological Mandala he states this is a degree of "the necessity for mature preparation and self-criticism" and learning how to handle a situation where someone may have promised more than they could deliver. He says this is a stage of learning how to be objective in considering the use of power requiring “an objective inclusiveness of the whole environment; thus a sense of responsibility for what one's actions will produce."
He gives the keyword "Responsibility," and points out that this is where we begin to understand how to evaluate potential results from the use of our focused power. He says this degree falls in the Span of Examination, Act of Differentiation, and Scene of Potency on the Individual-Mental level.
Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this is a degree of "the transiency of the rewards in a life taken too literally and narrowly," and "the disillusionment that comes when an individual learns that (they) cannot depend on the applause of (others), or make the collective mood a guide for which values they should pursue. Here we must "rest secure" in our creative potential and not be swayed by externals.
He offers the keyword DISJUNCTION. He states that when operating positively, the degree is "complete spiritual independence."
From these symbols it seems we can see the light of spiritual sustainment in the midst of brightening influences expressed through a new way of seeing ourselves and our responsibilities and duties to society. The Sun illuminates our ability to repair or reconstruct something on an individual or spiritual level of life, expressed through the Moon giving form in concentrating our spiritual potency.
Entering A New Era Blending Capricorn and Aquarius Cycles
As you know by now, we had numerous important long wave conjunctions in January 2020 which were set into motion in March 2020, including a 12 year cycle and a 33 year cycle! Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all made conjunctions in Capricorn in January and March which were activated by Mars in March 2020. Mars completed its run at its conjunction with Saturn at 1 Aquarius which also set long wave preliminary Aquarian structures into play which are expanding and currently taking shape.
That “Great Compression” of planets in early 2020 created a very crowded house in a very narrow span of degrees, impacting where we have late Capricorn for many years to come. Add the three conjunctions of Jupiter with Pluto as it transited back and forth over the January and March degree points, and we’ve had a lot of long wave Pluto energies expanded which will show effects over the next decade! If you’re wondering how this Great Compression and those to come will impact us, please check out the linked articles on the bottom of Part 1 of this series published yesterday.
The wave that began last April and was given wings in December will take clearer shape as Saturn sits between 7-14 Aquarius this year. Last year we were “galvanized into action” and “liberated from adverse conditions.” This year Jupiter gave us an expansive view of all of Aquarius between January and mid-May. It passed through the Transfiguration Zone in late April and early May, and again in early August when retrograde.
Now that it’s gone direct, we’re officially in training to “pick up and deliver spiritual power” in the near future just before it moves through the “Transfiguration Zone” for the third time. We’ve been in a time of radical transformation and “graduation into a new realm of Being,” seeing how we are related to other Light Beings in the collective field.
TransPluto, Divine Mother, and the Tests of Human Redemption
I’ve included this section for many years to keep you all aware of the workings of Divine Mother on our Earth in this Age in Transition. Rather than simply reprint it each month, I created this material as a separate article unto itself a while back which I’ll be updating very soon. If you want to know more about the vast spiritual field coaxing us toward a great redemption of the promise of Life itself, please take a new look at TransPluto, Divine Mother, and the Spiritual Lessons of 2021. We have now entered a long period of getting over our prejudices and preconceptions, and approaching others from an angle of “the fellowship of humanity.”
At the 2020 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.
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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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