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Aspects, Configurations, and More -
The next two weeks (and 2+ months) shows a time of extreme conditions requiring many leaps of faith to overcome the dualities of the moment. The Moon in wide conjunction with Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn with Sun in wide oppositions to all indicates an approaching storm of extraordinary magnitude! We’ll see the Light of Sirius as it shuts down many things from the past which are obsolete or irrelevant.
This month has relatively few aspects, with all the friction provided by Mercury square Mars and Venus continuing its weeks’ long sesquisquare to Jupiter conjunct Pluto intensifying everything! However, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are all favorably aspected by or aspecting other planets, with Mars in Aries quintile Jupiter and Pluto, promising gifts of perfected action for those with a sense of self-transcendence.
The Eclipse Factor
This Lunar Eclipse is the second one with the Nodes in Gemini and Sagittarius, and so we continue to shut down various parts of our lives related to those signs. Our last Full Moon was a Lunar Eclipse with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius, indicating the global Wisdom Teaching for the year involves finding our cause, and then taking time to pause and be alertly ready to act when it’s time to seize the day! Just don’t fall into distress at not knowing what’s ahead.
We then had a Solar Eclipse on the June Solstice, marking a change of allegiance for everyone, with hard adjustments and sacrifices for all. Expect to reunite with fellow Fire Spirits the next few years as you move into a new personal and social order in your lives. All these eclipses, as well as Solar Eclipses still in effect, are creating opportunities to clear out space so new life substance can come forth.
Last Summer’s Solar Eclipse, as well as the Christmas Solar Eclipse, as well as the June Lunar Eclipse, have begun and 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, freedom, compassion, and obedience to Dharma. We’re always “under the beams” of recent Eclipses, as well as older ones. These “Cosmic Recyclers” are always helping us eliminate what we no longer need to deal with related to the sign and house they fell in.
Up to now, we’ve been shutting something down we no longer need in life areas symbolized by Cancer and Capricorn. The Nodes are the keys to understand how we’re accepting and growing, and what we’re demonstrating or letting go of. The Total Solar Eclipse of July 2019 at 11 Cancer has already begun to strip away all which would inhibit our sense of humor or irony. It’s also exposing others’ “ego pomposity” and resumptions, giving them a chance to take a breath and not take themselves so seriously.
Along with the Christmas 2019 Solar Eclipse at 5 Capricorn, 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, exploring what success really means to us, and letting go of old “social rigidities” to be happier.
All these Solar Eclipses, along with others, have allowed us to “shed skins” wherever we have 9, 19, and 30 Pisces, 28 Aquarius, along with 29 Leo, 10 Virgo, and 21 Virgo. As you can see, that involves a large part of our charts! I gave you all the Solar Eclipse links in the first article on the Solstice Solar Eclipse, specifying which are done and which are still in play.
A good meditation would be to take a look back at how something related to that axis in your chart has left and been replaced with something new. All our losses associated with these signs have left voids which 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.
We have two important evolutionary configurations this month! The first involves the Lunation, involving the Eclipse axis of Cancer and Capricorn cut by the sextile and trine made by Neptune, along with Saturn biseptiling Uranus and septiling Nepune, with Uranus septile Neptune, activating a hybrid of both the first Grand Irrationality (1993-2017) and the second Grand Irrationality (2018-2021).
The oppositions, sextiles, and trine made by the Sun, Moon Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto is extremely favorable, and will help us train and be educated in some cooperative exercise. This configuration can help us get over our prejudices and preconceptions, and relate to others in natural ways. We can “display our elegance” with style, showing our technical ability to get something done.
The other major configuration involving Saturn biseptile Uranus and septile Neptune, pulling together a currently rare Uranus septile Neptune, shows the timekeeper and boundary-setting Saturn is now configured in a non-rational, “fork in the road of destiny” configuration with transpersonal revolutionizer Uranus and boundlessly inclusive Neptune. Expect the next few months to be filling with major choices which will determine your future. Those most influenced have planets or points near 28 Capricorn-2 Aquarius, 19-23 Pisces, 10-14 Taurus, 2-6 Cancer, 23-28 Leo, 14-18 Libra, and 6-10 Sagittarius.
Besides the various aspects I gave you related to the evolutionary configurations mentioned upstream, forming (or partile separating) inner planet aspects include Moon biquintile Venus, binovile Mars, and widely conjunct Saturn; Mercury is semisextile Venus, Pentelftile Jupiter and Pluto, and tredecile Neptune; Venus is decile the Sun and sesquisquare Jupiter and Pluto; and the Sun is bielftile Uranus and square Neptune.
Outer planet forming and partile separating aspects include Mars quintile Jupiter and Pluto, bielftile Saturn, and decile Uranus; Jupiter is conjunct Saturn (since both are now in the same sign), tredecile Uranus, sextile Neptune and conjunct Pluto; Saturn is triggering the Grand Irrationality, and Uranus is tredecile Pluto.
We have more a LOT of specializing and spiritual aspects in play this Full Moon. Of the series related to destiny and “fate,” we have2 septiles and 1 biseptile, which is extraordinarily powerful. In the 9th and 11th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations, we have only 1 binovile, with 2 bielftiles and 2 pentelftiles. This month we have a host of specializing aspects, featuring 2 deciles, 2 quintiles, 3 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.
This Eclipse continues our extremely imbalanced element distribution. Of the traditional 10 planets, there is 1 planet in Fire signs, 3 in Water, 5 in Earth, and 1 in Air. This increases the Earth from last month while decreasing Air, bringing us back into an imbalance. There is a preponderance of Earth (Practicality and Grounding), with accented Water (Feelings and Experiencing Life on Deep Levels). Then we get a balanced deficiency of Air (Relatedness and Communications) and Fire (Inspiration and Light). At least the Fire is with us for awhile and fairly strong, represented by Mars in its home sign of Aries. Still, as I told you last month, with Jupiter where it is, have a sense of humor, since “something’s lost and something’s gained in living every day….”
With the Sun in Cater and the Moon in Earth, those elements are the primary focus of the Lunation. As the Moon rules the Lunation and is in the sign of its exile, while Earth is very heavy the Moon is not happy in Capricorn.
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, we have a fairly cool time ahead. The Air and Earth elements are slightly stronger than the Water and Fire, though the Sun and Mercury (ruling the Airy Venus) in Water is very powerful as the path to Illumination!
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 generates a new pattern. As a process of moving through events, the most effective “firing sequence” for approaching life and experience involves leading with our feelings, then thinking, and then deciding.
This pattern leads with feelings, and then searches for information to confirm or deny those hunches. With Mercury retrograde, it may be tempting to be guided by past feelings rather than updated information, so after you’ve allowed your feelings to move you into a search for meaning, information, or a vision, then reduce everything to a simple fact based on which you can make a clear and simple decision you can act on.
Those with deciding/doing at the end of their pattern always need to remember they are on a journey of ten thousand decisions which allow them to take it one step at a time. So during this time period, open to a deeper feeling-knowing, but strive for objectivity and a new view or understanding of whatever presents itself. Then when you’ve considered the information or vision from enough angles, make your decision and take the single step to move everything forward that one step.
So when you are moved by a feeling or experience, it will naturally lead to a quest for new information or a new vision or understanding. Once we get the view or understanding we need, then make your decision and act accordingly. You will find a new feeling-experience naturally arises after the decision and/or action, which will naturally lead to a quest for even more information or understanding.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn is in back in its home sign of Capricorn, it remains the final dispositor of all planets transiting Capricorn and Aquarius from now through 2023. That makes it a dominant force through April 2022. Because Jupiter is in Capricorn, Saturn again dominates the planetary stage as the final dispositor for all the other planets except Mars and Neptune.
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, and due to its 3 month occupancy of the first two degrees of Aquarius, we have a preliminary instruction on how we can make a greater contribution to our civilization and come together with others in a great effort “ensouled by a great vision.” This will allow our “new quality of Being” promised by Uranus to come alive as expressions of our unfolding Higher Consciousness.
It 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 Lunar Eclipse marks a division between the past and the future! We now have a new Wesak Wisdom teaching for the world, and are about to experience the first oppositions to the Capricorn conjunction points of mid-January and March. We’re solidly in a new Era of “a new quality of Being rendering the old pattern obsolete.” We’ve already “graduated into a new realm of Being,” moving through a long wave metamorphosis as we transition through the beginning of the end of the Age of Pisces, entering into 35 years of increasing manifestations of the Age of Aquarius.
What do you care for? What do you care about? Remember you are part of the One Life we all are together. This is a time to be fearless in facing the Greater Truth, the Invisible Light of the Ageless Wisdom in its pure Solar Systemic form. Let go of all that is unnecessary and irrelevant to find a transcendent security as you walk through the world but are not “of” the world.
Because of last month’s “Christfest” Lunar Eclipse, we’re all shifting perspective about the cause we believe in, while at the same time experiencing a Cosmic Moment of “pause, which presages change.” We stand on the threshold of seeing a greater consecration we will dedicate ourselves to, and now just have to take a new look at old patterns. Some will be glimpsing and rehearsing roles they will play later this year or next, while others will lead with their Self-discipline and at the end of the journey find the Great Light.
We went through a period of transfiguration in 2018 and 2019 where we have Scorpio in our lives, which concentrated our power and expression so we could dance into a greater awareness of our part to play in the new era. The past few weeks we have had to deal with a “cosmic visitation” which has begun to “galvanize us to action, liberating us from adverse conditions.” This is the time to use the humor we’ve cultivated since Summer 2019 and use it wisely to express elements of our purpose.
With Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn all retrograde it continues to be a great time to go within, to communicate with ourselves and our Highest Self. The compression of the first 3 months of the year set up the open conflict coming soon which will last through 2022. Remember this entire year is one of transition from a 200 year Earth Era toward a 200 year Air Era which launches in December 2020 at the Grand Mutation!
The multiple conjunctions in Capricorn between mid-January through late March brought tremendous fusions of future cycles and alter both inner and outer space for years to come. These Capricorn conjunctions involved many house rulers converging wherever we have late Capricorn in our charts. Now that we’ve hit July, we begin a time of polarization, awareness, and realignment with our greater purpose.
We have now “graduated into a new realm of Being” as we move through the final season of humanity’s “liberating ordeal.” All of us have had opportunities to find new inner strengths and powers the past two years, and have the ability to find assistance from Devas and Angels who bring “divine help when human efforts seem to fail.” Again, learn the power of forgiveness to create space for Grace to enter your Life. When new adventures beckon, embrace them with warmth, since you might find Spiritual Brothers and Sisters from past lives along the way!
This Eclipse will remove many old feelings, ideas, habits, and hard attitudes. It seems the next few months are a major turning point for us all, and things won’t make much sense. Please remember that they don’t have to “make sense,” but we always have to be conscious of our responses to what’s going on in our world. Keep releasing the old and embracing the new, playing it for the long haul. This is the end of a long phase of old rhetoric, and those who have critical thinking skills will win the day!
Having blended the old with the new, the traditional with the innovative, we now can live an adventure in higher awareness where we can demonstrate expertise in 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.
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.
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.
© 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
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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