Written by Robert Wilkinson
Breaking Away and Building Bridges to the Future.
The coming Lunar Eclipse Full Moon of the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus flips the script on the May Penumbral eclipse Wesak Festival Full Moon in the same signs.
What came forth then as a new wisdom, new vision, and new adaptability stripping away old desires and values now sees “the other side of the coin,” with this one launching us into new adventures based in the new answers and new approaches we’ve learned since April. This Eclipse will remove old Scorpio/Taurus energy over the next few months while pulling us into a larger humanitarian view and a more “ambassadorial” way of meeting and greeting others.
So what can we expect from this Lunation? Since all Eclipses shut something down, this stabilizing, eliminating, and regenerative Partial Lunar Eclipse at 1:24 pm PDT, 9:24 pm BST on October 28 at the 6th degree of Scorpio and Taurus begins 4 months and 13 days of things getting “recycled” in the houses it occupies in our charts. Aspects to your natal planets will provide clues about how to use the energies in the most productive ways.
This is the Light of our “tearing away from the known and familiar” made manifest through building emotional and/or social bridges. There is intense power and effectiveness to be expressed in simple straightforward unique ways. This Full Moon is focused on the emotional and social levels of functioning and awareness. Eliminate to attract, and you could receive abundance!
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 Full Moon brings the Light of the Libra Solar eclipse New Moon into a realization of deeper realities, more focused effective action, and a renewal of our connection to our inner knowing. There’s sure to be some stress with a need for responsible action as shown by the Mercury/Mars conjunction exactly opposed Jupiter, but regard it as an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to see what you’ll need in the future for your spiritual work and socially evolved expression. As with all things involving Scorpio, we will need to release something which will attract new group work and a more abundant view in some Taurus area of our lives. The future awaits after “a marriage” of energies takes place.
The next two weeks (and 4+ months) will help us see what our magnetism has brought us which nourishes us, others, and/or the world. There is tremendous wisdom in knowing when to detach and when to attach, when to sit down and when to turn away. Things are definitely in motion, and a new world awaits once we’ve let go of all which needs releasing and come to a level of satisfaction at the work we’ve done and the bridge building yet to be done.
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. The Solar Eclipse New Moon’s theme was related to seeing how and what to give to others which nourishes them, allowing us to repair something. That eclipse will help us see what needs to be removed from our lives which no longer serves our higher purpose so we may create space for new attractions, new enjoyments, new abundance, and new ways of experiencing relationships with others and with Nature. This Full Moon is the Light of a deeper connection with our life potential through mobilizing power to use substance to open a new adventure.
Is the Sun Following the Moon, or the Moon Following the Sun?
This Lunation is the sixth Full Moon where the Sun is in a different sign (Virgo) than it was in the Leo New Moon two weeks ago. We are now into “the reverse order” of the Sun/Moon relationship cycle, as the Light of the New Moon 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 a new “natural order” sequence 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 back into the “reverse order” sequence in April 2023 with a New Moon at 30 Aries followed by a 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. And to note, there will be plenty of people and ideas from the Age of Pisces which will continue into the next century as part of the bridging process from past to future as humanity discovers new Aquarian ideas and sheds old Piscean ones.
At this Full Moon, there are two distinct occupied planetary spans with significant empty spans between them. The span occupied by the inner planets (in this chart Venus at 18 Virgo through Mars at 12 Scorpio) is 52+ degrees, a fairly wide span. This will be the primary area stimulated in our charts. At this time because all the inner planets are far outside the outer planet span, we’ve now shifted into a run of Jones different patterns over the coming months.
Right now all the planets are clustered in 5 signs. As each of these has gaps between them, as well as within them, the planets are now doing “dual pulses” in their signs. From now through November, the inner planets are at the far side of the zodiac from the outer planets. This month the Moon adds a Taurus energy within the span occupied by the outer planets.
We now have two wide unoccupied spans with a group of planets opposing another group of planets, creating a clear “See Saw” Jones pattern. In this chart we have NINE oppositions; Moon and Jupiter to Sun, Mercury, and Mars, Mercury and Mars also opposed to Uranus, and Venus opposed Neptune. This creates a “tensional awareness field” involving 4-24 Taurus/Scorpio and 17-28 Virgo/Pisces. We’ll go into the Evolutionary configurations in part 3.
At this time we have the 10 traditional planets occupying 5 signs. Currently, the outer planet occupied span begins with Pluto in late Capricorn, then moves through Saturn in in early Pisces, Neptune in late Pisces, Jupiter in mid-Taurus and finishes with Uranus in late Taurus. At this time, there’s an empty span between Uranus and Venus of 117+ degrees, and another between Mars and Pluto that’s 76+, creating a classic “See Saw” chart pattern (with elements of a “Locomotive” chart, but the numerous oppositions create a See Saw effect).
The See Saw Pattern and how it works
This type of spread, with two or more planets on one side of the map and the others on the other side of the map, with at least one or two oppositions to define the axis of awareness, creates a “See Saw” Jones Pattern. Where a See Saw pattern is present, stay focused and balanced at the center while taking note of the periphery of things, and don't get off on a tangent or limb.
The See Saw cautions us not to get marginalized or go off on tangents, and find a whole view to any opposition that can include both views and more. This shows a need to see all sides of any opposing views or trends. It gives an excellent ability to learn how to triangulate using approaches which transcend the polarity, as well as find ways to "draw a bigger circle" around any opposing forces that encompasses both phases of the polarization to create progress and understanding.
The oppositions in Scorpio/Taurus define the primary “zone of oppositional awareness” in this chart, and includes the Moon, Mercury, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus. Expect major awareness to come forth wherever you have Taurus and Scorpio. The broad “field of awareness” extends pretty much through the first 24 degrees of Taurus and Scorpio. If you have a planet or point in that zone, you will be profoundly affected by what’s taken away and what shows up!
Is the Grand Irrationality A Factor in this Full Moon?
No, and blessedly, will never be a factor activating the collective for the rest of our lives. This was a 30 year phenomenon which has now passed out of orb, and we are finally back to Neptune sextile Pluto and the coming Uranus sextile Neptune and trine Pluto. The spiritual field has shifted for the better!
If you want to know more about this hard edged Special Evolutionary configuration in play for three decades, I created an article which sums up the three versions of the Grand Irrationality in play during those years. 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).
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 ended remember that almost everyone on Earth born 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 2021-2022 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.
Saturn, ruler of our Capricorn and Aquarius sectors and any natal or progressed planets we have in those signs, is about to turn stationary direct after its retrograde which brought us all “a call to renewal.” In the coming 2 weeks (and 4 months) by what is eliminated we prepare to move forward, having learned life is a marketplace where we can bargain and trade as we need to. Though Saturn can feel heavy and bring serious life lessons, it is 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 in a productive period of Jupiter making favorable aspects to Saturn over past and future 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 taught us to accept and use personal power within a socially responsible context, while in Aquarius it taught us how to make a greater contribution to our world, coming together with others in a collective effort “ensouled by a great vision.” Coupled with Uranus having awakened us to the fact that it’s already a new time, a new way, and a new day, we’re “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 Partial Lunar eclipse which will de-magnetize many old outer things as we launch into an intense new life phase! By withdrawing from whatever we don’t need to deal with, we’ll be able to express our spiritual power simply and directly. This eclipse will help us eliminate all which doesn’t serve the evolving Aquarian long wave evolutionary pulses as we train for as new realm of effective activity. And due to the outer planets, we continue to learn about empathy, intuition, how we want to be connected to the collective field, and prepare to reap rewards and opportunities which will make 2024 both enjoyable and a challenge to navigate the larger field disturbances coming in the Spring and Summer.
See you in the near future with parts two and three on this Full Moon which gives us a chance for focused expression once we know what we’re bridging and who we’re bridging it with. This Full Moon will be exceptionally blessed for those with planets around 4-80 Libra, 16-20 Sagittarius, 28 Aquarius-2 Pisces, 10-14 Taurus, and 22-26 Cancer. If any of these zones are stimulated in your chart, unique gifts are on the way these next two weeks (and four months).
Venus is a key player due to being the ruler of the Moon, Jupiter, and Uranus. In this eclipse, Venus encourages us to quicken our pace, and use “friendly competition” to maximize group efforts. She is on a degree of “encouragement” and social recognition of “individual accomplishment.“ As she is the ruler of the Moon, Jupiter, and Uranus, She is exceptionally influential in the “behind the scenes” energies opening new opportunities and the abundance to be received. As She is trine Uranus and opposed Neptune while in septile with Mercury and Mars, stable organized innovation is available for those who can allow a more socialized expression of their adaptability and efficiency. I’ll speak about the very important septiles in part 3, since the rulers of half our charts are in this “fork in the road of destiny” aspect. This definitely marks a shift in which “seeds of relationships” will sprout in the future.
If you want to know more about your Venusian power to shape your likes and affections into enjoyable interactions and friendships, please consider getting a copy of my 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.
A View of How We Got Here
Since 2019, we’ve all seen taken on new roles and responsibilities which brought 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 personal power and very long wave cycles showing our work for years to come. The March 2022 Aquarius compression created cycles of learning how 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 that’s been happening the past 7 months. We’re now coming to a greater awareness over the next two weeks, so focus, release, and regenerate!
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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