The Full Moon arrives at 5:04 AM PDT of the 27th at 3 Taurus 44. Keeping our usual tight orbs, we see the FM quincunx Saturn and sesquiquadrate both Mars and Venus, form a very wide sextile to Neptune–and with generous orbs we might stretch to a square to Ceres, and semi-square to Chiron. Full Moons mark culminations, endings, denouements, conclusive ‘next steps’, and often delineate the farthest we can go with a matter, at least for now. Here the thrust is likely a material or asset-related one (Taurus), shaped by the natal House into which the FM falls, and all the aspects made suggest struggle, conflict, or at least awkwardness or discomfort, with the Neptune contact either offering escape (through distraction, substances, or deception/ delusion) or spiritual or creative ‘answers’ to what comes forward.
The real world/ reality picture will call for adjustments, and significant power struggles may ensue. Man/ woman matters, issues involving expression of Will and choice, values, concern with asset use, and/ or relationships foster the most disharmony, with minor wounds inflicted. The Sabian symbol is, ‘The Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow’. This tells us that no matter how difficult, obstructive, or ruthless the circumstances we’ll face, there is a great deal to be gained from continuing in this direction and dealing with what comes. So, this FM may designate a tipping or turning point, one where power issues are sorted out and the balance between yin and yang, assertion and receptivity, acting and being, are achieved.
We receive even more guidance when we look at the Sabian for the Sun at the time of the Full Moon: ‘A Youth Carries A Lighted Candle In A Devotional Ritual’. Where our attention goes right now needs to be approached with reverence and a respect for tradition and the way things have been handled (ritual) in the past. What seems, then, like a fight, like discord, or like a power struggle is much more–it is a redistribution of power, best achieved by taking a fresh or energized approach (we are the ‘youth’ of the image) and applying our energy to working out the problems, especially problems of whose territory is whose, of who has a say over us (both Ceres), and of Will, choice (both Mars), finances, and relationships (both Venus) as they affect our personal power picture, particularly in terms of asset accumulation and talent expression (Taurus).
There is also the curious matter of a Finger of God formed at the time of the Full Moon by the local Ascendant (Seattle) and Saturn. Those quincunxes suggest ‘adjustment’, Saturn is reality or the physical picture, and the horizon or Midheaven often, in my observation, is involved with an earthquake event. Will we have an early morning shake-up here in the Northwest? It wouldn’t be the first.