The Full Moon perfects at 11:54 AM PDT of the 16th at 26 Libra 45. The first thing that jumps out is the oppositional nature of the energies, with the Full Moon culmination in Libra zeroing in on the Us vs. Them, or Me vs. The World, or Internal vs. External dynamic. It’s a face-off, but one that involves wildly mismatched viewpoints and intentions, each seen through a highly emotional or subjective lens. On the Lunar side we have the emotional or intuitive essence of We/ Us, acting from an ambition to form a more perfect real-world union (Zeus, Moon, and Earth in Libra), and this confronts or is confronted by a fighting spirit that sees interaction/ cooperation as assault, and struggles mightily to maintain the established individual identity, both out of a belief that they are right to remain separate and a desire to blame others for the aggression–though without that aggressive nature, this side of the equation would no longer be (that is, have the core identity) that makes up the current ‘I Am’ (the Sun, Eris, and Pallas in Aries). The Solar side of things fights and opposes because that’s who they believe they are, as they conceive this to be their right, while the Lunar side of things wraps their own ambitions and desires in a cloak of ‘for the good of All’. Neither side is willing to entertain the idea that their choices are Self-serving–but that’s exactly what’s needed to open the way to actually employing this Lunar event effectively.
The way to gain perspective may be found in the other aspects the Full Moon makes. It acts as apex to a loose Finger of God with base of Sedna/ Jupiter-Neptune=here we see the instinctive nature/ blind spot material collude with an overblown imagination to create that thing we think we’re doing for everyone else–and of course, part of dictating what ‘should be’ is the belief (delusion? conceit?) that we as an individual know what’s best for others (Jupiter-Neptune as the ideal social order). On a much more positive note, we could read this as the instincts instructing us on how to pursue ‘The Big Dream’, with the Lunar event signalling an awareness of who we need to cooperate with in order to fulfill ambitions.
The Full Moon is also trine a wide conjunction of Juno-Saturn in Aquarius, and is sesquiquadrate Venus in Pisces=what happens at the Full Moon carries the potential for real-world empowerment–but we must take care not to carry illusions about the costs: to relationships, to assets, and to those things that bring Love into our lives. Our final clue is in the Full Moon-Pluto square=this Cardinal conflict is combustible, if we take our actions to extremes, or if we fail to understand the potentials of destruction that are inherent to the energies of change.
The Sabian for the Full Moon is, ‘An Airplane Sails, High In The Clear Sky’. The ideals have a chance to soar–but remaining reasonable, honest with ourselves about our capacity and motives, and aware of real-world consequences, is key to ‘smooth sailing’. For the Sun the Sabian is, ‘Through Imagination A Lost Opportunity Is Regained’. Aha! The entire goal of this is re-capturing the inspiration that drives aspirations, especially those chances we believe we’ve missed–the window for something we once dreamed of opens again–be on the lookout.
Inspired or delusional, it’s up to us to decide. The spiritual, the unfathomable, the dream, beckons–how you approach it is all.
Thank you Julie, very helpful, especially in helping me acknowledge what I now have a deeper understanding of, and what I still need to balance or fine tune more appropriate to the current situation. Having my ascendant on this degree, has had me going back and forth for many years working hard to find that center of balance, without giving up and becoming the proverbial martyr, or ceasing to give what I am able to help. Yes I have been through stages of becoming very opinionated to the point where I am sick of hearing my own voice by the end of the day and where I am sick and tired of being taken advantage of and listening to the victim in myself, both of which at times, I began to believe I had no choice other than to be either or both and yet over time, indeed many years, and over the last decade I do feel I am beginning to manage those opposing forces much better, still experiencing them, yet not suffering them and finding my center of balance much easier. I can honestly say that between the ages of 50 & 60, I have learned more and gained much more wisdom than I would have previously believed possible, but, there is still more to learn, especially as I am in that position yet again, as are many others and facing those who dont see the need for mediation nor see reason to negotiate, thus diplomacy has failed, so perhaps this is the last attempt at diplomacy and if not, then arbitration is the only solution and they will just have to fight it out among themselves.
Hi Debbie! With the Full Moon falling on your ASC, you may indeed be reaching peak understanding of all you’ve learned–that’s a happy prospect, and should in some ways free you to put your attention on new things (and who doesn’t want more freedom, yes?) The swing and duality that are typical for Libra can eventually find a mid-ground–maybe you have–when Libra reaches equilibrium it becomes powerful–nothing can disturb its balance for long.
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yes, I do hear you!! and having a Cancer Sun & Merc which works with cycles as well as that Libra Asc/Dec axis life has been a constant altered state of consciousness between the swings and roundabouts 😉
Wonderful and insightful as always, thank you! This is right on my Libra IC. On another note, any chance we will see “image of the day(week/month)” come back again? I have been thinking about this lately a lot, they were really, really intense for me… Thank you for your work, in any case!
Thank you so much, Inja! On the IC, conclusions about yourself, coming down on one side or another deep inside, about who you are, or about family relationships or choices for the home–you can know how you feel about something definitively–exciting because what happens is, either literally or symbolically, about foundations and enhances operating on solid ground. I was just thinking about bringing back the image, too, so thank you for letting me know you enjoyed them–I’ll be adding them again in future.
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Thank you so much for your reply! And I see the word image is already up, how exciting!
All the best,
You’re welcome, Inja, and thank you–wishing you the same!