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Sabian Symbols Showing the Light of Accepting Nobility By Living A Higher Life
This Lunation will allow the efficiency of Light to shape our more perfect expression in the world to demonstrate the possibility of Being that higher Life. 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.
This Full Moon has FOUR oppositions along the Virgo/Pisces axis, which should produce extraordinarily high awareness and a “Tension of Opposites” accelerating our growth in using the skills acquired through accepting our nobility and willingness to uphold venerable standards. This is an efficient and practical focus into a greater awareness, intuition, or connectedness with collective consciousness. Because of dynamic evolutionary configurations occurring, these oppositional energies will be tremendously favorable for all who have planets in the middle and early late 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 power we’ve been accumulating since that New Moon, take note of what we’re willing or not willing to release or demonstrate, and find new expression in noble forms of self-control, expertise, and a larger view of where we fit into some larger form of group activity. We now enter a two week period of demonstrating our ability to meet a higher order of living by holding ourselves to a higher standards we’ve “codified as new values.”
The Sun in Earth and Moon in Water shows a time of the mutable Earth (practical experience) of Virgo (precise and efficient refinement of methods) expressing its need for efficient service through the mutable Water (feelings and experiences) of Pisces. As the inner planets are now all clustered in Virgo and approach the outer planet span between Jupiter in Sag and Uranus in Taurus, it brings the intense focus in the house(s) where we have Virgo.
In this chart, 1 planet is in the first third of its sign, 4 planets are in the second third of their signs, and 5 planets are in the last third of their signs. This continues the broad social-emotional and mental-spiritual emphasis, and urges us to bring forth our nobility and accept a more evolved way to live. There is a tremendous spiritual focus and potential to learn and teach efficiency as we stand on the threshold of being released from an old destiny.
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, the Sun, Moon and Mars engage the energies through their frictional aspects with Uranus and Neptune, helping us take an alternative view to methods and purpose.
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 four oppositions involving the Moon opposed to Sun, Mercury, and Venus, and Mars opposed Neptune. This puts the evolutionary “Tension of Opposites” at work wherever we have the last half of Virgo and Pisces in our charts.
We’re now in phase three of this year’s oppositions between Mars and the outer planets. It now brings Neptune’s energies to surface on its way to bringing 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 Virgo, making Mercury it’s ruler. Mercury is in Virgo, one of its “home” signs, and therefore rules itself and all other planets in Virgo. The Moon in Pisces is ruled by Jupiter in Sagittarius as its worldly ruler, and Neptune in Pisces its spiritual ruler. We are now in a period of shifting dispositors, continuing the string of 4 “final dispositors,” with the Sun dropping out and Mercury becoming a major player when it entered Virgo August 29.
So this month we have four “final dispositors” in Mercury Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. [A final dispositor is a planet in one of the signs it rules.] This month, Mercury dominates the stage, as it rules itself, the Sun, Venus, Mars, and Uranus. The Moon is ruled by Jupiter which continues to disposit itself, Saturn rules itself and Pluto, and as usual Neptune disposits itself.
So this month we have all the planets ruled by four final dispositors with the Sun in the forefront. 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 22 Virgo and 22 Pisces. 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 Taurus and Scorpio.
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 22nd degree of Virgo is “A royal coat of arms.” In the original Jones class notes from The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says this is a degree of "preservation of ancient race values for healthy veneration by youthful individuals,” “Certification of merit,” and “Aristocracy.”
In The Astrological Mandala, he goes on to say that this degree symbolizes "the certification of aristocratic status, at whatever level ‘nobility’ expresses itself in cultural eminence.” He elaborates that this symbol refers to “ancestral achievements” in its “most exalted character” because it includes a reference to royalty.
The King/Queen archetype is also known as “the Noble” who personifies the Divine Law of their realm in their own Being. They are the head of the nation as a unified whole. However, because the symbol is a “royal coat of arms,” Rudhyar explains “we are dealing with a status that is not merely personally acquired but has its roots in a notable past. Every great Adept has come out of a line of human beings who have made their marks upon human evolution.”
He continues by stating “it refers to heredity rather than to the training of youthful raw material. Gautama the Buddha was known occultly as ‘He who comes after his predecessors.’ The coat of arms represents the collective status, the Spiritual Office. Whoever wears it assume the responsibilities of an Office.”
He concludes by reminding us that nobility confers responsibility, and the symbol asks us “Are you willing, able, and ready to assume a ‘royal’ office, at whatever level it may be?” He says this degree falls in the Span of Experimentation, Act of Stabilization, and Scene of Education on the Social-Cultural level.
Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this is a degree of “the eternal authority implicit in the very fact of existence, and of the consequent dignification of experience through the laws and customs by which (we organize) the conduct of our own affairs.” He continues, “The elders of the tribe were long the custodians of this common-sense regulation of life, and an aristocracy of blood or of the inherited stewardship of social function has continued to re-enact these values and to enforce their observance.”
He finishes with “Right is dramatized as a privilege worthy of sustainment,” and gives us the keyword PREROGATIVE. He says when operating positively, the degree is “a gift for bringing all (people) together in common purpose and unified stability.”
The Lunar degree symbol for the 22nd degree of Pisces is “A man bringing down the new law from Sinai.” 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 “Man’s success in meeting the challenge of a new order,” “Codification of new values,” and “holding oneself to highest standards.”
In The Astrological Mandala, he goes on to say that this degree involves "the need to bring down to the level of everyday existence the clear realizations made manifest in a great “peak experience.” He states this degree shows us “the basic principles upon which …. A new ritual of living should be founded,” and “represents a descent of formative and structuring power, a divine Revelation.”
He continues that this symbol is revealed knowledge, where the challenge is “What do you do after you have a peak experience, an inner revelation? The keyword MANDATE is appropriate, but the basic problem is how to fulfill it in the right spirit.” He says it falls in the Span of Protection, and it's the second degree of the emotional-cultural level of the scene of Perpetuation in the Act of Capitalization.
According to Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, the degree is one of “the eternal authority implicit in the very fact of (our) ideals, and of a spiritualization of experience through the religious insights of human society and the institutions it has created for the common welfare.” He states “the inspired prophets of each age have been custodians of an enduring morality,” where we each can find a higher law at our own “mountaintop.”
He continues “Right is dramatized as a personal responsibility for the course of events.” He offers us the keyword of MANDATE. He states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree is "self-sacrifice and a determination to further the ultimate upliftment of all.”
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.
As our merit is certified and we certify others’ merit, we will see what we are here to preserve. We can express this through accepting a mandate to fulfill a newer, higher law through new ways to make a greater contribution to all. As we catch glimpses of our King/Queen archetype within, we will find new ways to bring our highest revelations “down to everyday life” and prove to ourselves that we are in fact living new values and standards.
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 (Percephone, 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 two 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 2016 and 2017. 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 have Mars, Venus, the Sun, and Mercury all conjunct TransPluto, with the New Moon also conjunct TransPluto! This will 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, Parvati, and Percephone.
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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