Written by Robert Wilkinson
-Aspects, Evolutionary Configurations, and More-
The next two weeks (and 4+ months) shows a lot of endings and passages which will allow us to turn away from the known and familiar while building bridges with others toward a more abundant future. This will help us eliminate a lot that we no longer need and accept a more mature role to play in our world.
This Full Moon fulfills the Libra Solar eclipse New Moon themes, which means we’ve been paying dues, balancing accounts, repairing and/or reconstructing something, and will be caring about other things in the future than we’ve cared about in the past. This is a time to pursue our heart’s dreams, focusing through what we leave behind while seeing what we need to play a future role. This eclipse will help us to see how friendly competition maximizes results and can create group consciousness.
This month we have four evolutionary configurations with Mercury and Mars involved in two and Venus involved in three. This is a very intense period due to the huge number of oppositions between Scorpio and Taurus which will bring an abnormal intensity to events over the next two weeks and 4+ months due to the eclipse. And yes, one of the configurations promises many gifts, blessings, and unique situations for everyone. This month the configurations are (in no particular order of importance):
1) Mercury conjunct Mars is opposed to Jupiter, with the opposition cut into a quintile and tredecile by Saturn activating three points of a “10 Pointed Star of Serendipity and Specialization.” This will bring gifts and blessings of both a personal and interpersonal nature to the fore. Zones most affected include 1-2 Pisces/Virgo, 4-8 Aries/Libra, 10-14 Taurus/Scorpio, 16-20 Gemini/Sagittarius, 22-26 Cancer/Capricorn and 28-30 Leo Aquarius. If you have something in these zones, prepare to individualize, specialize, and either be gifted or gift another!
2) Mercury and Mars are also septile Venus and triseptile Chiron while Venus also triseptiles Chiron, creating a “Kite” pattern with Chiron at 17 Aries as the focus of the nozzle. This activates three points in a “7 Pointed Star of Destiny,” with serious forks in the road for anyone impacted by this. It marks a major phase shift in the rulers of our Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio sectors of our charts, and will affect any planets or points we have in those signs.
There’s a lot of healing and/or mentoring or being mentored these next few weeks, which may require a dignified withdrawal from something so we can pursue a greater destiny. Areas specifically affected by the 7th harmonic resonance of this configuration include 17-21 Virgo, 9-13 Scorpio, 1-5 Capricorn, 23-27 Aquarius, 14-18 Aries, 5-9 Gemini, and 26-30 Cancer. This configuration will have a profound and wide-ranging impact on just about all of us.
3) Venus is trine Uranus and opposed to Neptune, creating a powerful productive void around 17 to 28 Scorpio, adding power to our ability to eliminate some things fairly quickly to begin attracting what we will need to expand in 2024. See ways to feel more connected to the collective atmosphere, play to a more liberated view of self and others, be cooperative, inventive, and allow new ideas to shape your sense of organized group work. There are rewards to be claimed for “discharging duty nobly under exceptional circumstances.”
4) The eclipse is cut by Venus into a semi-square and a sesquisquare, creating three points in an “8 Pointed Star of the Need for Right Action.” This will primarily affect planets and points near 3-7 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, as well as 18=22 Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. If you have something in one of these zones, be cautious as you move through the fogs while eliminating all that is dishonest in your inner or outer life. Listen to the inner voice and you will hear your Master’s wisdom whispered in your ear.
Here I’ll give a special nod to the Moon bielftile Saturn and trielftile Pluto, Venus quadraelftile Pluto, and Saturn elftile Pluto. As the Moon is sesquisquare Venus and out of orb with Saturn, it’s not really an integrated configuration, even if they’re all linked in some way to the non-rational faith producing 11th harmonic series.
Besides the various aspects I gave you related to the evolutionary configurations, forming (or partile separating) inner planet aspects include the Moon novile Neptune; Mercury is sesquisquare Neptune and quintile Pluto; Venus makes only the aspects named above; and the Sun is conjunct Mars, and binovile Pluto.
Outer planet aspects include Mars sesquisquare Neptune and quintile Pluto; Jupiter semisquare Neptune, and Jupiter biseptile Pluto; Saturn is binovile Uranus, quindecile Neptune, and elftile Pluto; and Uranus is sextile Neptune via Venus.
Friction comes from EIGHT oppositions, 2 semi-squares, and 3 sesquisquares. This indicates high awareness, with just enough inner and outer friction to warrant our caution. There’s genius in the air due to the extremely intense oppositional field, so be precise as you go through your “liberating ordeal” and find hidden inner powers as well as “divine help when human efforts seem to fail.” While there will be aggravations, show class and remember to face forward as you reject those who are difficult, deceptive, stubborn, or willful.
This month features many spiritual aspects. In the series related to destiny and “fate,” we find 2 septiles and 1 biseptile. In the 9th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 1 novile and 2 binoviles. In the 11th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 1 elftile, 1 bielftile, 1 trielftile, and 1 quadrelftile. The specializing aspect series also provides a number of aspects, including 1 quindecile, 2 quintiles, and 2 tredeciles.
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 novile (9th harmonic), septile (7th harmonic) and elftile (11th harmonic) series all feature spiritual aspects. All novile series (9th harmonic) aspects represent entry or exit points of periods of gestation which can bring forth possible spiritual developments. These aspects indicate things which need to be put on the shelf for a while, or that which has been gestating can now move forward. They represent gestative energies that can lead to great spiritual realizations.
Septile series aspects represent forks in the road of destiny, where we make choices determining karmic future developments. This series is ruled by Saturn, where we create and fulfill karma by our choices during those phase shifts. The 11th harmonic elftile series aspects involve situations where there is a need to transcend and master some form of duality by making a leap of faith. In transcending those dualistic situations, dilemmas, challenges, and thinking, we resolve the problem and learn techniques of mastering those sorts of dualities in the future. This series tests our faith. Both the 7th and 11th series involve non-rational aspect values, bringing an element of irrationality in behavior and circumstances.
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.
The Eclipse Factor
We’ve had a long run of eclipses which continue to affect us. In 2020 we had an abnormal year of 6 eclipses. We had a January Lunar eclipse at 20 Cancer, a June Lunar eclipse at 16 Sagittarius, a Solstice Solar eclipse at 1 Cancer, a July Lunar eclipse at 14 Capricorn, a November Lunar eclipse at 9 Gemini, and a December Solar eclipse at 24 Sagittarius. As all the Lunar eclipses have a duration of a few months, all of these took away parts of our Lunar expression in 2020 and early 2021.
In 2021 we had the usual 4 eclipses. The May Lunar eclipse was at 6 Sagittarius, the June Solar eclipse was at 20 Gemini, the November Full Moon was a Lunar eclipse at 28 Taurus, and the December New Moon was a Solar eclipse at 13 Sagittarius.
In 2022, we had 4 eclipses. We had an April Solar eclipse at 11 Taurus and the May Wesak Festival Lunar eclipse at 26 Scorpio. We then had the October Partial Solar eclipse at 2 Scorpio and then the November Total Lunar eclipse at 17 Taurus. Again, all the Lunar eclipses work over just a few months, while Solar eclipse effects last for years.
As you know, I see all eclipses as “cosmic recyclers” removing what we no longer need in the houses where they occurred. The June 2020 Solstice Solar eclipse in Cancer marked a change of allegiance for everyone, with hard adjustments and sacrifices for all, while the December 2020 Solar eclipse in Sagittarius has been removing all which would block our happiness. The June 2021 Gemini eclipse is removing old ideas, while the Dec 2021 Sag eclipse is removing blocks to our seeing a new identity.
We’re also still experiencing past Solar eclipse “cosmic recycling” wherever we have 16 Capricorn, 21 Cancer and 19 Leo, due to eclipses on these degrees. The endings of 2018 and 2019 helped us get organized, explore what success really means to us, and find techniques to let go of prior fixed social roles.
All these Solar eclipses, along with others, have allowed us to “shed skins” wherever we have 9, 19, and 30 Pisces, 28 Aquarius, 29 Leo, 10 Virgo, and 21 Virgo, as well as the degrees of the recent eclipses at 1 Cancer, 24 Sagittarius, 20 Gemini and 13 Sagittarius. As you can see, that involves a large part of our charts! You can find out which Solar eclipses are still showing effects by referring to Astrology in October 2023 - On The Threshold of a Partial Lunar Eclipse at 6 Taurus-Scorpio which lists which eclipses are done and which are still in play. And of course, there are numerous articles on the 30 Aries Solar eclipse and the 15 Taurus/Scorpio Lunar eclipse which happened just a few months ago as well as the recent Solar eclipse at 22 Libra.
A good meditation would be to take a look back at how something related to those points in your chart ended after those eclipses, and examine how new events, new people, and new life experiences came in those chart areas. All our losses of the past few years associated with these signs have left voids which have attracted, are attracting, or 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.
This Full Moon eclipse features an extremely imbalanced element distribution. At this time, of the traditional 10 planets, there are 5 planets in Water signs, 0 in Fire, 5 in Earth, and 0 in Air. This “balanced imbalance” makes Earth (Practicality and Grounding) and Water (Feelings and Experiencing Life on Deep Levels) preponderant, with a total lack of 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, it’s balanced. However, with so much Earth and Water, it’s great for making bricks but avoid getting stuck in the mud of ambivalence or thinking what’s passing is viable in your future.
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. We’ve just moved into a new pattern. For now, as a process of moving through events, the most effective “firing sequence” for approaching life and experience over the next two weeks involves first feeling our way into decisions and actions. After we decide and/or act, it will be important to get new information to come to a new vision or understanding. Once we get the right view or understanding, then a new feeling-experience will naturally arise that points the way to the next action.
So over the next 4 weeks we’ll still be leading with our feelings, then making decisions on the basis of those feeling experiences, followed by new information, new ideas, new interpretations, and new views. We’ll be “feeling our way” into new experiences, then deciding and acting on the basis of those feelings. After a decision or action, then we’ll have to find newer, more up to date information, facts, and understanding so we can get a new vision.
So learn and teach through anecdotes, seeing how others handled things practically, or how you handed things practically in the past. Let your thinking and communicating and envisioning follow your actions, and let your feelings follow a new understanding, a new perception, or a new view.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Saturn’s extraordinarily important in this Full Moon due to its being in the specializing special evolutionary configuration with Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter. A transit through any of the 10 zones of the first will trigger all kinds of major events.
Saturn has given us a review since June, calling us to forms of renewal between then and now. We now have a different view of tolerance and compassion, and an ability to bargain and do tradeoffs in life. High specialization is guaranteed at this time and for the next few months. Hear “the call to renewal,” and be open to forgiving much and allowing it to flow down the timestream. The “Buddha Wisdom” eclipse of May is already cutting us loose from people and dramas we no longer need while continuing to offer the Pluto in Aquarius seeds which will sprout over the next decades.
Saturn, our “spiritual teacher and spiritual friend” in Pisces brings an ocean of water to how we express our Capricorn and Aquarius sectors and any natal or progressed planets we have in those signs. Though Saturn can feel heavy and bring heavy life lessons, it also in 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 still in a long wave period of crystallizing a deeper feel for the roles we are to play in the emergent Aquarian era. Uranus has awakened us to new roles to play, while Saturn has “lightened up” and structured our Aquarius sector. Having brought us an accelerated evolution and tests of “picking up and delivering spiritual power” we now get to master the fogs and illusions of Pisces, finding understanding and spiritual power in forgiveness and steering the process of closing out old ways as they present themselves.
I explain how Saturn and Uranus work together so we can 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 teaches us how to use personal power within a socially responsible context, while in Aquarius it teaches us how to make a greater contribution to our civilization and come together with others in a great effort “ensouled by a great vision.” Coupled with Uranus having awakened us to the fact that the old answers aren’t enough along with the need to accept spiritual power to shape our world, we are collectively “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.
And now, on a related note….
Venus is a key player due to the large number of aspects it makes in this Lunation as part of two special evolutionary configurations on both a personal level and a transpersonal level. She will certainly put those with planets in the “field of septiles” at major forks in the road of destiny, and as I mentioned earlier, it involves the rulers of six of our houses, if not more! She is teaching us discernment and cooperative competition to develop group consciousness.
Thanks to its Summer retrograde, Venus has given us a review of people and values past, we now have a different sense of others who help us play or be creative, or open our heart. We now can get a different take on Venus’ power to create better relationships in the future, where we’re attracting friends with whom we can have fun and a sense of genuine fellowship.
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Summing it Up
We are in the middle of many months of endings, shifts in field and focus, transitions, and saying goodbye to many old things, people, and ways of living while embracing the rapidly developing forward movement requiring clear vision, compassion as we let things flow down the time stream, and deeper communion with our spiritual Brothers and Sisters. We’ve taken our look back for the year in just about every area of our lives, and now have the ability to use grounded spiritual power in inspired ways.
It’s a time of saying goodbye and saying hello, where we can let go of the known as we build bridges with others to get beyond a gap of some sort. The old answers and old ways may not work, but as we embrace the dance, we’ll find those who operate on a higher level of everyday life.
Because of the recent Solar eclipse, see who or what needs nourishment and find ways to offer it to them, or conversely, we may need to let those forms go in order to know new things to nourish. We can now move forward, having heard “the call to renewal” these past 5 months. With the oppositional intensity at an all time high, “let go, let god” and leap into the new!
We’re now in a phase of specializing the potential in the cycle which began when Jupiter and Saturn conjuncted in Aquarius. We are now in a long term period of maximum productivity which will last all year. With each coming year, we’ll see definite movement away from the ideas which dominated the old 200 year Earth Era and see more of the emergent 200 year Air Era launched at the December 2020 Solstice.
This transitional period requires that we ask ourselves certain questions related to our spiritual purpose, fearless as we are One with the World Soul and walk through the world but are not “of” the world. We have been navigating the final season of humanity’s “liberating ordeal” while learning to find new inner strengths and powers the past three years, as well as assistance from Devas and Angels who bring “divine help when human efforts seem to fail.”
In the past 2 years, we’ve all reached some level on the “mountaintop” where we’ve found a “fellowship of spiritual Sisters and Brothers” we’re a part of. Demonstrate your skill, and remember that attaining the mountaintop only requires a) that we enjoy the view and accomplishment, and b) the awareness of when to begin the careful descent, since we don’t want to get caught on a mountaintop when lighting clouds are blowing in!
Forgiving much with compassion for the generic human condition, we are being released from all which doesn’t serve our momentum into our greater purpose. This is the heart of a global acceleration in transforming those who are part of a greater service and group work. Embrace 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. That's a great part to play as we dance through life's changes!
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. As I’ve offered before “enlightenment” is a verb more than it is a noun.
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.
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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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