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Sabian Symbols Showing the Light of Mind Trained in Wisdom Expressed Through An Awareness of Spectrum Mechanics.
This Full Moon is the tenth 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 culminative threshold Full Moon.
As the Full Moon fulfills the themes of the previous New Moon, we now can use the training, refinement, work, service, and discernment we’ve opened to the past two week and now express our wisdom through understanding that at the end of a cycle, some things fall apart. Because Libra is so strong and Mercury’s slowing to retrograde, we can keep it balanced while taking small steps to accomplish large things.
The Sun in Earth and the 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. At this time, 2 planets are in the first third of their signs, 2 planets are in the second third of their signs, and 6 planets are in the last third of their signs. This indicates a balance in the energies of the actional-material field and social/emotional field with a HUGE preponderance in the individual, mental, and spiritual 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 Uranus yet to fire up.
Because we now have three oppositions it means we have two evolutionary “Tension of Opposites” in this Lunation, the first bridging signs with Sun/Moon involving 27-30 Virgo/Pisces and Moon/Mars involving 1-6 Libra/Aries and the second span focused between 10-17 Taurus/Scorpio. This involves three sign axis energies, making these “awareness generators” exceptionally broad in their influence over the next two weeks.
Dispositors - What's the Backdrop to the Energies?
The Sun is in Virgo, making Mercury its ruler. The Moon is in Pisces, making Jupiter its worldly ruler and Neptune its spiritual ruler. While last month’s Full Moon had FIVE final dispositors (the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Neptune in their home signs), this month we’re back down to two final dispositors and one Mutual Reception.
The Sun is ruled by Mercury in Libra, which is ruled by Venus in Scorpio, which is ruled by Mars in Libra in Mutual Reception with Venus, which also rules Uranus. The Moon is ruled by Jupiter in Aquarius ruled by Saturn in Aquarius, which also rules Pluto in Capricorn. Neptune, as usual, is a “standalone” planet, ruling itself.
A Mutual Reception is created when two planets are in each other’s signs, in this case Venus in a sign Mars rules, and Mars in a sign Venus rules. This is a “closed circuit” of self-reinforcing energy, for better or worse. They are equally powerful in their rulership of the other planets, but as they’re both in unfriendly signs, things could get out of balance very quickly!
Venus does best in balanced calm and Scorpio is most definitely NOT “balanced calm.” Mars does best when direct, decisive, and intentional in achievement, and Libra is nuanced, can be indecisive, and works off agreement, not going one’s own way. Of course, a healthy functioning planet can find good forms of expression regardless of the sign, since any sign has a wide variety of potential ways to be made manifest. Venus in Scorpio is great for shedding stuck emotions and memories of loss, while Mars in Libra is diplomatic, fair, just, and knows how to use the rhythm of the moment to achieve progress.
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 29 Virgo and 29 Pisces. 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 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 Sabian symbol for the 29th degree of Virgo is "A man gaining secret knowledge from a paper he is reading.” 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 "the understanding which is built on patient steady work and persisting aspiration" and the "fecundative power of ancient wisdom.
In The Astrological Mandala he states this degree is where, due to a crisis, we should "seek to realign the renewed consciousness with the primordial Revelation of the Truth of Man," and it’s a technique for tapping the "essential realities of what Man (the Human Archetype) represents and signifies in the universal Order" to find "Root Knowledge" providing safe foundations for rebirth. Here old inertias and obsolete structures can be replaced with new patterns that will "lead us to the other shore."
This is a technical degree finalizing Virgo energies, where we see how to find essential knowledge that can help us discover and develop new productive life patterns. He states this degree falls in the Span of Experimentation, Act of Stabilization, and Scene of Education on the Individual-Mental level.
Dr. Jones says this is a degree of "the world's conservatism, and of the refusal of nature to surrender any part of her heritage unnecessarily." Here "the fixity of ideas" of a culture protects its "hidden wisdom and unsuspected ways of knowing." Here we learn "deeper awareness is merely a broader reference or a further application of stabilities which constitute a universe at large."
He offers the keyword DISCOVERY. He says when this degree is operating positively, it symbolizes "imagination brought to the full of its powers through conscious effort."
So the Light of the next two weeks involves anticipating things to come while being moved by a deep understanding based in patient study and application of knowledge so it becomes wisdom. Here we have a vision to take into the future of deeper awareness we may rely on within a universal frame of reference.
The Lunar degree symbol for the 29th degree of Pisces is "A Prism.” According to Rudhyar’s notes from the Marc Jones class originally published in The Astrology of Personality, this degree is one of "enlargement of perception" and "a closing in of vision." We are told this degree is one of "Subtle analysis" and the "capacity of mind to transfer its powers to machinery."
In The Astrological Mandala he states this is a degree of technique to fulfill Pisces energies where we may be illuminated by "the analytical power of the mind necessary for the formulation of life processes in their many aspects." This is a stage where the whole breaks into its parts, like a prism breaks light into many colors.
He gives the keyword "Differentiation," and points out this symbol is one where we may see "the relationship between the One and the Many." He says this degree falls in the Span of Protection, Act of Capitalization, and Scene of Perpetuation on the Individual-Mental level.
Dr. Jones says this is a degree of "the world's stability," where Nature never alters Herself unnecessarily. He states "the reliability of normal processes and the consistency of true intelligence are the foundations of a common knowledge" humanity has expanded over time, and this resulted in our ability to control the environment in ways that promise better achievements ahead.
He says this degree shows us how to take facets of reality and use them as effective instruments "for a measure of the whole potential." He offers the keyword VALIDATION, and states that when positive, the degree is "exceptional accomplishment through judgment of unusual accuracy."
So this is a degree of individual-mental activity in a universal feeling setup helping us see what is perpetuated and what is left behind at the end of a long cycle. Here we see the power of knowing the relationship of the parts to the whole, and through focus we can enlarge our vision and develop closure techniques to use in subtle natural service.
From these symbols it seems we can see the light of persistent study of the Mysteries yielding wisdom, root knowledge, and the ability to learn or demonstrate a technique of education, expressed through seeing the relationship of the parts to the whole through precise judgment, as well as “the whole potential.” he Sun illuminates our ability to be good servants of a timeless wisdom, while the Moon expresses and gives form to this through helping us experience the dance between the one and the many.
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. We’ll discuss more downstream.
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.” Last month’s Full Moon with the Moon in the “Transfiguration Zone” indicated that period was about getting focused on the larger transformation process in our lives, and how we are related to other Light Beings in the collective field.
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. It’s about to go direct in a few weeks, when we’ll begin our the third phase of our long term transfiguration into a new life until Jupiter enters Pisces at maximum speed in early 2022.
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.” As the Sun conjuncts TransPluto in this chart, be on the alert for emergent inner powers and/or “divine help when human efforts seem to fail.”
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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