Category: Moon Cycles Written by Robert Wilkinson
Aspects, Evolutionary Configurations, and More.
The next two weeks offers us a lot of fulfillment, with wisdom finally appearing amidst the need for forgiveness on the basis of the transfigurationo we’re going through. This is a “fateful” Full Moon as we stand on the threshold of a new way forward!
Remember this Full Moon fulfills the Virgo New Moon energy, which means we’re in a time of eliminating and regenerating what we need to fulfill the new Aquarian vision already cut loose this past year. This helps us bring our practical discipleship to the surface as we become more precise in our focus “before the beginning” of the third phase of “graduating into a new realm of Being.”
This month features four evolutionary configurations helping us navigate the oppositions while taking care of business. They are, in no particular order:
- Uranus cuts the opposition of the Sun and Moon into a semisquare and sesquisquare, and adding Venus creates a “Rhombus Diamond” configuration. This is two oppositions, two semisquares, and two sesquisquares, creating a “grinding, cutting, and polishing” atmosphere wherever it falls in our charts. This is a dynamic configuration which creates a ton of agitation leading us to important realizations about the two oppositions creating the friction anywhere we have between 11-16 of the Fixed signs and 26-30 Of the Mutable signs..
- Jupiter also cuts the opposition of the Sun and Moon into a decile and biquintile, throwing a favorable specializing void into 22-26 Leo. This promises the beginning of a new training to “pick up and deliver spiritual power” in the future, while showing us the results of the wisdom we’ve already embraced in some sort of interactive specialization. This configuration promises high specialization and unique blessings for those with a planet or point near 1-2 Aries/Libra, 4-8 Taurus/Scorpio, 10-14 Gemini/Sagittarius, 16-20 Cancer/Capricorn, 22-26 Aquarius/Leo, and 28-30 Pisces/Virgo.
- Moon, Mercury, and Saturn come together to create 3 points of a 7 Pointed Star of Destiny. Where this falls in our charts shows major choices and changes related to the affairs related to these three planets, and primarily affects planets or points we have near 6-10 Aquarius, 27 Pisces-1 Aries, 19-23 Taurus, 10-14 Cancer, 1-5 Virgo, 22-26 Libra, and 14-18 Sagittarius.
The fourth evolutionary configuration (as usual) involves the Grand Irrationality anchored by Uranus septile Neptune. It’s not a major factor since no inner planet it setting it into motion. Even though I gave you the link to the main article in part one of this series, in case you don’t know about the Grand Irrationality, there have been two iterations of it. The first Grand Irrationality (1993-2017) was anchored by Neptune septile Pluto, and the second Grand Irrationality (2018-2021) has been anchored by Uranus biseptile Pluto, with Neptune occasionally configuring with Uranus in a septile, joining the two evolutionary patterns.
Both of the “Grand Irrationalities” represent non-rational, “fork in the road of destiny” configurations blending the transpersonal revolutionizing of Uranus with the transpersonal “fog of mass consciousness” of Neptune with the purifying “death and rebirth” energy of Pluto. These are being triggered as planets transit late Leo and will be triggered when they transit mid-Libra when they make septile series aspects to Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Besides the various aspects I gave you related to the evolutionary configurations, forming (or partile separating) inner planet aspects include Moon opposed Mars (out of sign) and bielftile Pluto; Mercury is vigintile Venus, quindecile the Sun, trine Jupiter, quadranovile Uranus, quincunx Neptune, and square Pluto; Venus is decile Mars, biseptile Jupiter, quadraelftile Neptune and quintile Pluto; and the Sun is conjunct Mars (also out of sign).
Outer planet forming and partile separating aspects include Mars trine Saturn and tredecile Pluto; Jupiter binovile Uranus and semisextile Pluto; Saturn is trielftile Uranus and semisquare Neptune; and Uranus is tredecile Pluto.
We have a broad representation of spiritual and a LOT of specializing aspects in this Full Moon chart. In the series related to destiny and “fate,” we find 2 septile, 2 biseptiles, and 1 triseptile. In the 9th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 1 binovile and 1 quadranovile. In the 11th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have 1 bielftile, 1 trielftile, and 1 quadraelftile; and in the specializing aspect series, we have 1 vigintile, 1 quindecile, 2 deciles, 1 quintile, 2 tredeciles, and 1 biquintile.
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 7th harmonic aspects help us make choices to fulfill our destiny, and the novile series aspects (9th harmonic) represent entry or exit points of periods of gestation which can bring forth possible spiritual developments. The 11th harmonic aspects involve situations where there is a need to transcend and master some form of duality by making a leap of faith.
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
Besides the current Total Lunar Eclipse and the recent one at 20 Gemini on June 10, we’re still “under the beams” of the June 2020 Solar Eclipse at 1 Cancer and the December 2020 Solar Eclipse at 24 Sagittarius. As most of you know, I take the view that all Eclipses are “cosmic recyclers” removing what we no longer need in the houses where they occurred. The June 2020 Solstice Solar Eclipse marked a change of allegiance for everyone, with hard adjustments and sacrifices for all. We will be reuniting with fellow Fire Spirits the next few years as we move into a new personal and social order.
Taken with previous Solar Eclipses from Christmas 2019 and before, whatever ended in 2020 unblocked our ability to accept a “mantle of power” so that our Light can take shape as a new form of Truth, freedom, compassion, and obedience to Dharma. Besides the June 2020 Solstice Solar Eclipse at 1 Cancer, and the Christmas 2019 Solar Eclipse at 5 Capricorn before that, 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 and 24 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 June 2021 - On The Threshold of an Annular Solar Eclipse at 20 Gemini which lists which Eclipses are done and which are still in play.
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 features a “balanced imbalance” in element distribution. At this time, of the traditional 10 planets, there are 3 planets in Earth, 4 in Air, 3 in Water, and 0 in Fire signs. This makes Air (Relatedness and Communications) preponderant, with a balance between Earth (Practicality and Grounding) and Water (Feelings and Experiencing Life on Deep Levels) with no Fire (Inspiration and Light), meaning we have to draw on our inner inspiration rather than outer energies.
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, things are cold as a mountain cave! Air and Earth can be likened to a mountaintop, very arid but grounded with a wide view. Fire and Water are hot springs or a lake inversion.
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. This Lunation continues the New Moon pattern. As a process of moving through events, the most effective “firing sequence” for approaching life and experience over the next two weeks involves leading with our decisions and actions, followed by thinking, communicating, envisioning and finding a new view of things, and then feeling what we’ve done and seen.
This pattern leads with their decisions. They assess what needs to be done and then do it. Efficient, practical decisions and actions lead the way, followed by new information, new understanding, new vision, new communications, and new ways of interacting that helps us get clear about something.
Following this thinking function, we will need to reference our feelings and what we’re experiencing as a result of those insights, memories, understanding, or vision. After we decide or act and then think, we then need to go deep within to feel the implications of those ideas and visions. This is a highly effective pattern but tends to blow through experience without taking time to feel it.
So get it in gear, act on the facts at hand, and then go get new information or new ways of seeing things. After that, feel your feelings and check in about how you’re experiencing those thoughts, or that information or vision. Make a decision, get the view you need, and then name how and what you’re feeling. If you’re in doubt as to what to do, reference your feelings and not your ideas.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn continues to occupy center stage in its home sign of Aquarius, it continues to be the final dispositor of all planets transiting Capricorn and Aquarius from now through 2023. Though its influence temporarily waned during Jupiter’s occupancy of Pisces, now that Jupiter is back in Aquarius, Saturn is again its ruler and resumes being a dominant force through April 2022. As it rules the Moon in this Lunation, it has even more power!
Remember that while Saturn can feel heavy, it is also our ability to take command 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 more visionary roles to play in the emergent Aquarian era, and with the dance Saturn and Uranus have done this year, we’ve all had to “square ourselves with reality” as we go where we haven’t gone before. Uranus has awakened us to new roles to play, while Saturn has “lightened up” in Aquarius and prepares to bring us a “new mutation from cosmos.”
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 teaches us how to accept and 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 a “new quality of Being rendering the old patterns obsolete,” 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.
Summing it Up
This Full Moon will help us understand “the gestative power of the Ageless Wisdom” as we complete a cycle and prepare for a new sort of training and practice in October. Whenever possible, show the Light of discernment through forms of compassion and forgiveness in needed closure rituals. This is a culmination phase, highly efficient, and extraordinarily clarifying.
Despite the friction of the Rhombus Diamond configuration, we should come out of this time much more aware than we were, and understand the value of meeting others with a high level of dignity. As this is a threshold state, prepare to welcome those who share your heart fire in the near future as you cultivate a new heart strength.
Because this Full Moon falls on the technical degree at the culmination of the Virgo/Pisces axis, demonstrate your wisdom derived from your spiritual practice, see how things are related to each other as some things fall apart and others return to source, and prepare to move into a new archetypal role or two.
We began our Virgo stage play a few weeks ago, and now finish it for the year. Pay attention to details, be a good guide or be guided by your wisdom, as you have reached a new level of demonstrating your ability to live life based in a higher set of spiritual values and aspirations. As you concentrate to see the big picture, and how all the separate items fit into the whole, you discover abilities to use the “binding forces” to achieve rhythmic forward movement.
In May 2020 we “graduated into a new realm of Being” which brought us to the “open doors of possibility” promised by Jupiter’s first transit of the “Transfiguration Zone” at the end of Aquarius in late April and early May. We experienced Jupiter’s second pass through this zone where the Great Ages meet in August, and the last Full Moon in the Transfiguration Zone brought many things about our ongoing transfiguration into focus. We’ve now secured the next phase of our Aquarian adventure into our higher purpose which Saturn is helping us structure this year and next.
Even though they are now out of the exact square, with Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus we’ll continue to navigate the conflict between these two signs which will last through 2022. Each transit in the first half of Scorpio will trigger both these planets and release tremendous energies into our Leo sector, with Venus leading the way at this time, having already squared Saturn but still opposed Uranus.
As we continue to develop the potentials indicated by Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, we’ll see more and more movement away from the ideas and expressions dominated the old 200 year Earth Era and into the emergent 200 year Air Era which launched at the December Solstice. This Aquarian Air Era already began to express via the conjunctions of the inner planets with Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius in January and February this year. Coming transits through Libra and Aquarius will give more momentum to the emerging Air era.
Where these Aquarian conjunctions occurred in our charts show us the way to our long wave metamorphosis as we transition through the beginning of the end of the Age of Pisces, entering into 34 years of increasing manifestations of the Age of Aquarius. This transitional period requires that we ask ourselves certain questions related to what we care for and care about, since we’re being called to be fearless as we let go of all that is unnecessary and irrelevant to find a transcendent security as we walk through the world but are not “of” the world.
We have been navigating the final season of humanity’s “liberating ordeal.” All of us have had opportunities to find new inner strengths and powers the past three years, and have the ability to find assistance from Devas and Angels who bring “divine help when human efforts seem to fail.” We now are in a time of receiving blessings, manifesting powers beyond normal understanding, and demonstrating how well we’re able to share with others in a spirit of nonpossessiveness.
Also remember that at this point, 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!
Having finished many old ways and now rapidly leaving behind all which doesn’t serve our momentum into our greater purpose, we now can play as we accelerate our adventure in consciousness, able to live a more purposeful life within a greater group structure. We now can embrace a new way of fulfilling Dharma, or our purpose for being alive. We are living 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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