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Aspects, Configurations, and More
The next two weeks will find us fulfilling the release of something so we can be more efficient, or prepare to take on a role beyond what we’ve been doing up to now. We are experiencing an amazingly efficient time, with releases of vitality to build ideas. This initiates our spiritual service!
We’ll begin with noting we’re still “under the beams” of recent Eclipses, as well as older ones. We’re now 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 recent Total Solar Eclipse at 11 Cancer has already begun to strip away all which would inhibit our sense of humor or irony.
We’re also still experiencing past Solar Eclipse “cosmic recycling” wherever we have 16 Capricorn, 21 Cancer and 19 Leo, as we had Eclipses on these degrees. We’ve been getting 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!
Add various Lunar Eclipses in play for several months after they happened (including the January Supermoon Lunar Eclipse at 1 Leo/Aquarius and the most recent one at 25 Cancer/Capricorn!) and you can see areas where we’ve been eliminating things we no longer need since January. 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.
Major Aspects and Configurations
Interestingly, we again have relatively few forming and partile separating aspects in this Full Moon, but what we have are extraordinarily dynamic! I’ve already told you about the “Tension of Opposites” involving the Moon opposing Sun, Mercury, and Venus coupled with Mars opposition Neptune, creating a zone of awareness spanning the last half of Virgo and Pisces. This month, the Lunation activates the Rhomus Diamond friction, throwing a dynamic void into early Scorpio. Given the very favorable Earth trines, we’ll build through any planets we have in the second half of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces, releasing powerful integrative energies into Gemini, with added building and harmony wherever we have Cancer. As Pluto cuts the opposition into sextiles and trines, building energies are to be found in the Cancer area of our chart.
We also have a remarkable specializing evolutionary configuration happening, with Mercury and Venus both quintile Jupiter, birquintile Uranus, and tredecile Pluto, creating 4 points of a 10 pointed Star pattern! This configuration makes this a very special and specializing Lunation, creating 10 zones of interactive serendipity which will generate unique circumstances, gifts, and blessings, for those with planets or points near 1-3 Aries-Libra, 5-9 Taurus-Scorpio, 11-15 Gemini-Sagittarius, 17-21 Cancer-Capricorn, 23-27 Leo-Aquarius, and 29-30 Virgo-Pisces.
Mercury and Venus are also biseptile Saturn, setting up major choices and changes at a fork in the road of destiny for all those with planets in the hot zones. These are 28 Virgo-2 Libra, 20-24 Scorpio, 12-16 Capricorn, 3-7 Pisces, 24-28 Aries, 15-19 Gemini, and 7-11 Leo. If you have something in one or more of these zones, you’ll find yourself at a major turning point in areas where you have late Virgo and mid-Capricorn, affecting houses and planets in Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, and Aquarius. These herald the next biseptile to Saturn by the Sun around the Equinox, and Mars’ biseptile the first 9 days of October.
Some of the friction generated by the Lunation and Mars opposition Neptune, sesquisquare Uranus, and semisquare Neptune is needed to provide impetus to change what must be changed to make our lives work more efficiently. While productive of great tension, it helps us get clear when to rest, or relax, or take a time out from worrying about so many things which aren’t “perfect, whole, and complete.”
What I just gave you involves almost all the aspects in play at this Lunation. This is one of the only times all the inner planet aspects are encompassed by a few dynamic configurations. As such, there are no more inner planet aspects other than the ones listed above.
Outer planet forming and partile separating aspects include all the Mars aspects mentioned above; Jupiter is square Neptune; Saturn is sextile Neptune; and Uranus is semisquare Neptune. Obviously the aspects made from Jupiter out are long term influences.
The very powerful Uranus biseptile Pluto won’t be back into orb until the October Full Moon. How we handled the Saturn biseptile Uranus earlier this year will determine which “awakenings” will occur in our lives, since Saturn gave us the structure for the unique beginning Uranus always signifies. The biseptile is an irrational aspect of the 7th harmonic series. Saturn gave us the beginnings of the structure which will now be infused with Uranian awakenings, which in turn will affect the group activity to come when Saturn again biseptiles Uranus this December.
The biseptile between Saturn, the planet of “Spiritual Mastery and Spiritual Friendship” and Uranus, the planet symbolizing the Divine Revolutionary who follows their own path to their Higher Destiny, set the stage for the off-again, on-again Uranus biseptile Pluto from the same sectors in the zodiac. This will dominate the landscape for a long time to come, so expect some major choices and changes which will help you shape your destiny and live your higher purpose. I have termed the evolutionary pattern created by the biseptile “the Grand Irrationality V.2”, and it most affects planets and points near 21-25 Capricorn, 13-17 Pisces, 5-9 Taurus, 26-30 Gemini, 17-21 Leo, 8-12 Libra, and 30 Scorpio-4 Sagittarius.
Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all went retrograde since March-April, and since then we’ve looked back, retraced steps, relearned lessons, and prepared for the forward movement in these planetary areas of our lives which will began in August when Jupiter went direct and continue in September as Saturn and Pluto go direct. We have begun to sprout the seeds of “transcendent security,” remember a deep wisdom by feeling Neptune’s subtle signals, and are awakening to a new quality of life rendering the old patterns obsolete. We are “returning to Source” and are drawing power and vision from ancient standards. Show strong Love!
Because of the relatively few aspects in play, we also have spiritual aspects happening right now among the traditional planets at this Full Moon. Of the series related to destiny and “fate,” we have only 2 biseptiles, and none in the 9th or 11th harmonic series related to spiritual realizations. However, we continue to have an abnormal number of specializing aspects active, including 2 quintiles, 2 tredeciles, and 2 biquintiles.
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.
We are now at the end of a radically imbalanced element distribution. Of the traditional 10 planets, there are 1 planet in Fire signs, 2 in Water, 7 in Earth, and none in Air. This shows a predominance of Earth (Practicality and Grounding), with about the same small amount of Water (Feelings and Experiencing Life on Deep Levels) and Fire (Inspiration and Light), with a severe deficiency of Air (Relatedness and Communications). That means inspiration and relatedness must come from within rather than external sources.
Air and Earth are “cool” elements, while Fire and Water are “hot” elements. With this distribution, things are much more cold than hot with the Earth keeping things grounded. Still, remember that with so much Earth and Water, this combo makes either mud or bricks, depending on how you work with the material. So while some will find a sensitivity as they organize things so they further an “enlightened self-interest,” others will find themselves “stuck in the mud” of defensive calculations.
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 brings us a new pattern. As a process of moving through events, the most effective “firing sequence” for approaching life and experience over the next 4 weeks involves leading with our decisions and actions, followed by feeling, and then thinking.
This pattern is very strong, and leads with deciding and acting, followed by feeling and experiencing what those decisions and actions mean on deep levels. Ideally, those deep feelings then can lead us to a new vision, a new understanding, or a communication that can lead us to a different view.
So make decisions, acting to get things in motion, and after that decision and action, sit with the feelings and experience them, bringing them to the surface of your consciousness and get clear about what you’re feeling and why. After you’re clear about what you’re feeling, then go get new information and update your perceptual files and what you think you know, or what’s being communicated. That will lead naturally to a new set of decisions and actions.
This pattern is quick to take charge, but has to watch out for making decisions based in feelings rather than information. This pattern learns and teaches through anecdote and how things are done rather than through abstract knowledge. So keep updating your understanding, get new information and new a new vision, and you’ll naturally know what to do and when.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn is in its home sign of Capricorn, it is the final dispositor of all planets transiting Capricorn and Aquarius from now through 2023. That made it a dominant force in the last Lunar Eclipse as well as the past two Full Moons, since it ruled the Moon in both charts. Remember that though Saturn can feel heavy, it also symbolizes the power we have to take command of our lives and destiny by using Saturn’s virtues in the right way and time.
Though Saturn is no longer biseptile Uranus, we’ve begun to shape our lives through our choices since then. Saturn has been preparing us for a “role of destiny” later this year and next. We’re still rehearsing new roles for the future as part of the Saturn-Uranus “dance of individualization” in our lives and this month need tender care as we show concern for our “new quality of being which renders the old patterns obsolete.”
I explain how these two 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 in Capricorn, teaches us how to construct an “organized personal structure” to the Uranian energies making our spiritual life come alive.
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 steer your personal evolution. You will understand how to throw off all the attitudes and memories which have held you back from finding and living the life and purpose. Through your journey of self-discovery, you can find ways to live your life on your own terms, and fulfill your purpose for being alive as an Eternal having human experiences!
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Summing it Up
This Full Moon is intensely analytical and practical, and shows us the Light of our nobility expressed in a new set of standards to live by. We did our ego training last month, and now we enter into a transition period which will culminate in early 2020 with a bunch of conjunctions wherever we have late Capricorn in our charts. As Mercury and Venus are on the final degree of Virgo, we prepare to leave behind an old trajectory and need to concentrate to release what needs release, whether letting go or demonstrating what could be.
The awareness generated by the Lunation and Mars oppositions will generate a lot of movement, much of it through “fire by friction,” the means by which greater civilizations and group work come forth. The Earth energy should keep everything on track, with the benefit from the quintiles, tredeciles, and biquintiles made by Mercury and Venus.
This will give us major insights about what we escaped from in 2016, as well as the standards we’ve lived by since 2009, so many things which occur these next two weeks are directly related to 3 years ago and 10 years ago. Many will have their teachings put to the test, with some launching a new vision or articulating a new law of living.
We are now in the final phase of humanity’s “liberating ordeal,” and are finding new inner strengths and powers we’ve tapped in past months. We’re again in a long wave period of finding 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!
The past two years have led us all to blend the old with the new, the traditional with the innovative, throwing us into an adventure in higher awareness where we can demonstrate expertise in fulfilling Dharma, or our purpose for being alive. We are awakening to 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 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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