Category: Moon Cycles Written by Robert Wilkinson Views: 1044
- The Sun of our Sun Showing Us All Things Must Pass -
This initiating, timeless, nurturing and purposeful Lunar Eclipse offering us a stark look at a form of Ageless Wisdom occurs at 9:44 pm PDT July 4, 5:44 am BST July 5, and falls at the 14th degree of Cancer and Capricorn. This one will bring us the Light of Fearlessness as we glimpse a larger Solar Systemic perspective, and allow us to express it through a difference sense of what has been, and what could be.
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. This is the Light of direct experience expressed in forms of self-discipline which will help us leave ignorance, fear, and past ghosts behind.
Continuing the theme that proceeds at each Full Moon as they move through each polarity, this one gives us the ability to use the sense of realignment and shifting allegiances since the New Moon, and having entered a time of finding humor in our Capricorn reality, use our perspective to play with “experiencing the World Soul” within a galactic perspective. This one helps us understand why we’ve been letting go of a lot since September 2019.
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 is the third Lunation in a row which is an Eclipse! Last month's “Christ Fest” Full Moon in Sagittarius-Gemini is already shutting some things down so that a new global wisdom can come forth. By what’s being removed by the “Cosmic recyclers,” we will see a cause or mission we believe in, expressed as a cosmic “moment of pause which presages change.” We are told to be alert and ready to act, and not fall into distress at not knowing what’s ahead.
The recent New Moon was a Solar Eclipse on the Solstice, indicating that for some years to come, we’ll be “lowering one flag and raising a new one,” whether on the ship of our life, the ship of our worldly affairs, or the ship of our personality. We’re all challenged on our ability to “bring happiness in dark hours,” while seeing that individually and collectively we’re at a fork in the road with major consequences for the choices we make right now.
This Full Moon is expansive but also extraordinarily controlled and bounded, and will give us a new “historical perspective” so that we may understand what is essential in our self-transformation process and can let go of the rest. This is a time of review of the past while going deeper into whatever “underworld” we’re navigating. The quicker we accept necessary disciplines, the clearer our sense of purpose, the deeper and vaster our perception of eternal Truths will be.
This month Mercury is retrograde and square Mars. Be more cautious than usual as you find ways of “self-transcendence” using understanding from the past to feed your future. This square is helping us find balance, perspective, and acceptance of a role we were born to play, even if it requires a bit of intense mobilization at present.
Our elemental distribution is all over the map during these months! This Full Moon brings us back to an extraordinary imbalance between Air, Earth, and Water, with majority Earth and Water. We’ll have major fire beginning in August and continuing for some time, creating friction and releases as we approach the Grand Mutation at 1 Aquarius. As you know from other articles, this is the last year of a 200 year Earth era, with Air power building throughout the year which is priming the pump for the 200 year Air era breaking big this December!
As Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all re-tracing Capricorn ground in their retrograde path, the organized structures we’ve already begun to build as we move into the Grant Mutation and a new 200 year era for humanity may need to be revisited, revised, or reworked. As Cancer is so strong in this chart, see the recent past and present as showing you how you’re “a large diamond in the cutting process.”
This is the eighth Full Moon with Jupiter in Capricorn, which at this time is helping us take a new look at the core of our beliefs about security and personal effectiveness. We’ve glimpsed some of our fellow travelers on the Path to the mountaintop, with the view promising a new world of activity by the end of this year. We now get a new look at how to use humor and play in dark hours.
Between January and March, we began new Mars/Jupiter, Mars/Pluto, and Mars/Saturn cycles. We are also launched into a year of serious Saturn/Pluto energies, given the January conjunctions setting a new 33 year era into motion. As I said, we transfigured in 2018 and 2019, and now can find wisdom in the ongoing process of transfiguration as a verb rather than a noun.
This is the first step into the coming Aquarian era. While this is not “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.
Is the Sun Following the Moon, or the Moon Following the Sun?
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. We have been in a period when the Full Moon Sun falls in the same sign as the Sun in the previous New Moon, but that’s about to change.
We last had the Sun in the same sign in both the New Moon and Full Moon, the so-called “natural” order, between June 2016 and the late July 2017 New Moon in Leo, when the Full Moon Sun fell in the same sign as the Sun of the previous New Moon. We finished the period of the “natural” order of Lunation Suns at the August 2017 Solar Eclipse in late Leo and began the last period where the Full Moon Sun was in the sign following the New Moon Sun.
We were in this “reversed pattern” of the Sun of the Full Moon occupying the sign after the New Moon Sun for 20 months, and have been in the “natural order” of the Sun in the New Moon being the same as the Sun in the next Full Moon since April 2019, with Sun in Aries in both Lunations. Our recent New Moon Sun was at 1 Cancer, and this Full Moon has a Sun at 14 Cancer. This run ends, and we return to the “reversed pattern” with the next New Moon, since that Sun will be at 29 Cancer while the next Full Moon Sun will be at 12 Leo.
Since the New Moon offers us seeds in the first half of the month’s lunar cycle, and fulfillment in the second half, we now are in a sequence with the “Seed Light” of Cancer coming to a Full Moon illumination through the current Sun in Cancer and Moon in Capricorn. You can learn more about the recent New Moon Solar Eclipse at 1 Cancer by checking out those two articles posted 2 weeks ago.
In this Full Moon, the span occupied by the inner planets (in this chart Venus at 8 Gemini and the Sun at 14 Cancer) is 36+ degrees. When we add the nearest planet Uranus, the span is 63+ degrees, and occupied by 4 planets. The first span will be the primary focus of specific activity in our charts. However, because we have four planets in Capricorn, we have a second concentrated span of activity.
The Capricorn span is 16+ degrees wide, with the Moon in Capricorn leading the span followed immediately by Jupiter and Pluto at 24 Capricorn and Saturn at 30 Capricorn. As the inner planets are now approaching their oppositions to Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn, we’re in a wider span of activity than we’ve had for months.
Over the next few months the inner planets will oppose and thus bring to surface all which began at the Great Compressions in Capricorn in January and March 2020. This will create a tremendously powerful “Axis of Awareness” involving Cancer and Capricorn over the next weeks. After the Scorpio oppositions to Uranus late in the year, we’ll again approach another Great Compression in early 2021, this one in Aquarius.
We had two Great Compressions in Capricorn; one in February 2019, and one which hit maximum compression in March 2020. These brought us “Bundle” Jones patterns, with everything bundled in a very narrow span this year, creating a crowded house wherever we have Capricorn through Taurus. The Bundle pattern will again predominate between January and mid-March 2021.
Because of the occupied span, it means the Moon is the primary determiner of the Jones Pattern when it is between Leo and late Scorpio, since it creates several different energy patterns along the way as the closing planet, nozzle, and opening planet for the rest of the planetary energies. For now, it’s about to disappear into the zones occupied by all the other planets for the next 3 weeks.
At this time we have the 10 traditional planets occupying 6 signs, in a hemispheric balanced distribution. Currently, the outer planet occupied span begins with Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in late Capricorn, then moves through Neptune in Pisces, Mars in Aries, and Uranus in early Taurus, with the inner planets now occupying Gemini and Cancer. In this chart the Moon in Capricorn has become the entry planet to the occupied span.
The Jones patterns in the sky now change mainly due to the position of the Moon. With this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn, we have a classic Bowl pattern.
So What is a “Bowl Pattern” and how does it work?
This type of spread, with all the planets occupying approximately half of the signs with an empty half opposite the occupies half, creates a “special type of conscious selfhood,” which Dr. Jones says “marks the Bowl type of temperament. He goes on to state “Fundamentally it is an extreme self-containment,” which “holds things, and a Bowl individual is one who always has something to bear.”
He goes on to state that with the Bowl, “the whole dynamic of man, his total power of achievement, arises in his instinctive realization that he is set off against a definite part of the world, that there is a complete segment of experience from which he is excluded in some subtle fashion. The Bowl not only holds something, but also places whatever it holds into relationship with a larger consideration.”
Dr. Jones continues that “the occupied segment of the Bowl horoscope reveals the activity and organization of the self, since planets are significant according to their place by sign and house, and the unoccupied segment becomes a challenge to existence, or the need and emptiness to which the native must direct his attention. The outstanding characteristic of the Bowl temperament is its marked sense of what is self-contained in contrast with what the self cannot hold, and this take an everyday form in an advocacy of some cause, the furtherance of a mission, an introspective concern over the purpose of experience.”
He concludes his explanation of how the pattern works with “The Bowl native always has something to give to his fellows, whether literally or psychologically, whether constructively or vindictively, because his orientation to the world arises from division; that is, frustration and uncertainty. The leading planets, determined in exactly the same way as for the Locomotive pattern, give a point of application, and shows where and how the native seeks to carry out his mission or gain his everyday justification for existence.”
He brings up another important point of analysis, as he states “the leading planet is of secondary importance in the Bowl pattern, unless it is found in a strong opposition or cosmic cross. The fundamental attack on the problems of life by the Bowl individual is indicated more significantly by the tilt or house-position of the Bowl-segment.”
He concludes this section by stating “the Bowl character is definitely more self-expending, or self-seeking, and more practically interested in what things mean and what they are. It continually throws the emphasis from the signs into the houses. It a general way the Bowl tends to ‘scoop up’ things and initiate experience when the position of the leading planet ranges from the fourth cusp, up and over the ascendant, to the midheaven cusp, and then inclines to “capture” things or consummate various phases of life when the leading planet is placed similarly from the tenth angle down over the descendant to the nadir.”
At this Full Moon, the hemispheric emphasis shows us the Moon is the opening planet and the Sun the closing planet in the occupied span in a perfect opposition. Wherever you have Capricorn through Cancer in your chart, the house where you have Capricorn is your way of initiating or entering all experience. This indicates we can find a more focused understanding of our purpose, as well as the purpose of the extraordinary purification process we’re going through courtesy of Jupiter conjunct Pluto. This period leads with individual-mental and spiritual “crystallization” and closes with individual-mental and spiritual “decision.”
Because the Moon is the focus of the “Cosmic Recycling” associated with an Eclipse, and it’s a Full Moon reflecting the Divine Light of Sirius, as a result of the World Teacher shutting down something involving Sagittarius and Gemini energy this year, we can catch glimpses of a wider, more profound galactic Truth. So at this time, we enter experience feeling the Cardinal Earth of a different perspective on the past, and close it by our personal experience of a timeless, ageless fearlessness.
Is the Grand Irrationality A Factor in this Full Moon?
Because this section is so long, I decided to create an article which explains what it is, how long it’s been in effect, 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.
In this chart, we are revisiting the energies of the First Grand Irrationality (1993-2017) as both Saturn and Uranus are septile Neptune while not in biseptile to each other yet. So we are “back to the future” at yet another important point of choice and change, with decisions being made which will affect the near and distant future. These “Grand Irrationality” triggers are why things are so crazy and hard-edged at this time.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn has now re-entered its home sign of Capricorn, it is the final dispositor of all planets transiting Capricorn and Aquarius from now through 2023. That makes it a dominant force through April 2022. And because Jupiter is in Capricorn, Saturn has also been center stage during the transits of Sagittarius and Pisces. That means Saturn will loom large over personal and global events each Winter for a while!
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 “current of destiny” is in front of us, based in how we have prepared for our “role of destiny” heading at us like an express train! In 2019 we rehearsed and perfected roles and skills we’ll need in 2020 and beyond as part of the Saturn-Uranus “dance of individualization” in our lives. We’ve begun to crystallize present and future rewards, as well as new group work and roles opening new chapters in our “hero’s journey” into our new quality of Being awakened by Uranus.
I explain how Saturn and Uranus awaken us to our Higher Powers to take conscious 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.” Couple with Uranus awakening a “new quality of Being rendering the old patterns obsolete,” we are collectively challenged “to break on through to the other side” in expressing our unfolding Higher Consciousness.
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 “Ageless Wisdom” Penumbral Eclipse Full Moon which will show us a vaster timeless Truth helping us leave a lot behind which doesn’t matter any longer. Demonstrate a sense of play and humor in our very serious (Sirius!) world, and focus on your higher purpose, or at least what you have to get done to get free of old shackles of you mind and life.
While all Eclipses take away things we no longer need in our lives, these losses merely clean out psychic and physical spaces so newer, more appropriate life substance can come to us. As this Eclipse is in the axis of the Innocent, expect to touch your primal “feeling-knowing” which allows you to know what to do without thought of ulterior rewards and manipulations. We’re all surrendering to a deeper, vaster way of regarding our life and the Life which is all around us.
We continue our “swirling intense expansion,” with Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all retrograde giving us a new look at ground we covered between January and March. If you want to know more about the early 2020 compressions, there are links at the bottom of this article.
New roles, new power, new influence, and new responsibilities are coming in 2020 for those who have trained, and will lead to new social effectiveness in 2021 and 2022. We saw broader truths and futures during 2019 when Jupiter was in Sagittarius, and now can take those great principles we glimpsed and practice them in forms of personal power. We’ve now begun several very important long wave cycles this year, so get used to playing this for the long haul.
The more skillful we become in dealing with life’s aggravations, annoyances, disruptions, and unexpected diversions, the more we are able to keep our cool in the midst of the generic atmospheric conflict and irrationality. That way we can fulfill our destiny and enjoy the journey!
We’ve been in a three month period of various types of “cosmic visitations” which is “galvanizing us into action to become free of adverse conditions.” We’ve gotten a front end look at the sources of future conflicts which will boil over next January. Since the Summer of 2019, we’ve all been “tearing ourselves away from the known and familiar, gambling all on a great dream.” However, the same revolutionary pulse is showing as others reacting in confrontational ways, promising a period of polarization and tension between the old and the new. Just beware of the old masquerading as the new, and beware of people being oppositional-defiant for no good reason.
Our lives have been transfigured since 2018 as we embraced the journey into the unknown. The Wisdom of this Full Moon “shining the Light of Sirius” puts the spotlight on that transfiguration, both as actuality and potentiality. During this extreme period, we are offered chances to let go of fear, egocentricity, and feelings of fatigue or inadequacy. We are still finding healing through seeing images of our past in a different light as symbols of a new social-emotional expression.
We’ve been offered many higher, more diplomatic and dignified ways of interacting with others these past few months, with this shift opening doors to even more evolved relationships. Even if you don’t understand now, you will by later this year when Mercury goes SRX at 12 Scorpio.
As we approach the Grand Mutation of 2020, the next few weeks move us into a different feeling experience, and continue to give us a look back on the threshold of major frictional developments beginning now. This is an immensely practical Eclipse, so “let go, let god,” and find the new perspective which this period requires.
We’ve stabilized the Capricorn promise of 2018 and 2019 as changes accelerate the coming conflict which precedes the coming 20 year Aquarian sub-era which will change us and our world for decades to come! Maintain your self-discipline, be patient with the process, let go of nonessentials, and go inward or exercise power, depending on your circumstance.
I’ll see you soon when we’ll discuss Sabian Symbols, aspects, 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 recent compression and the multiple conjunctions setting themes for decades! The Great Compression of January 2020 – Mercury, Sun, Saturn and Pluto all Conjunct in Capricorn
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
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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.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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