9 July even as relationships offer us a chance to fulfill ambitions they seem to get in our way, or demand something that takes us off our Path; our reactions to this will be more important than we think, likely laying the groundwork for real changes to both life direction and who and what surrounds us. Take care; a seed can be planted here that could have huge emotional consequences, and could cost us, Love or Money, down the road–but at the same time, we may see significant fulfillment of goals and ambitions, or decent payoffs from previous efforts–and there’s no way to tell which will be the result of our choices, right off the bat. (Venus square the Nodal axis and sextile Zeus, Sun conjunct Mercury in Inferior Conjunction)
For Friday the 16th:
2 PM PST the Moon conjuncts Pluto, inviting an emotional purge, especially one centered on the things we feel restricted by (Capricorn). A few will use the emotions or intuition to gain power or to destroy, while a handful of others may see a way to transform either the emotional approach or the matters of the House with Cancer on the cusp–if this is you, believe what you see in the ‘doorway’, and step through.
Saturday the 17th:
November 17th the Sun and Mercury meet up in Inferior Conjunction (the meeting that occurs when Merc is retro), and both conjunct the North Node; Mars also sextiles Neptune. This may plant a seed that is specifically oriented toward creative action, either in matters of the House where the Sun-Merc-NN falls (25-26 Scorpio) or in matters of a generally Scorpionic nature–so things that involve research, secrets, mysteries, emotional depths, destruction, re-birth, transformation–and these latter can be of materials or individuals who change or re-make themselves in some way, especially in matters of feeling and ‘heart’. We likely get an energy boost, and start something intense and meaningful to us personally–and perhaps of import to others, as well.
And for Sunday the 18th:
Around 4:30 AM PST the Moon hits the midpoint of Neptune-Mars, which should illuminate, through feeling or intuition, those creative acts, choices, and moves we spawned yesterday. It’s a chance to course-correct so that the whole psyche can support our efforts. 1PM PST the Moon squares Saturn; we either find we need to contain the emotions or we find ourselves hitting a brick wall in the feeling department. Either way it’s almost an invitation to stop trying to navigate everything emotionally, and tune up logic and pure reason–Moon in Aquarius will support this, and we’ll get a fresh, and likely needed, perspective.
This month’s Full Moon occurs at 5:18 AM PDT on the 28th at 8 Scorpio 06, and the first thing we notice is that this coincides with the Inferior Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury in its retrograde course. This makes this Moon, symbolically, both an energy culmination and an energy seed point (‘What You Won’t See on the Blog’ for April Full Moon in ECLIPSE adds a bit of detail to this dual energy–and right here I should apologize to readers as the time cited in ECLIPSE is one hour off–I didn’t leap forward!); endings, then, will be Scorpionic, while beginnings will be Taurean, linked to the Sun’s position as it meets Mercury. The Sun’s Sabian, ‘A Fully Decorated Christmas Tree,’ implies that a life symbol, adapted from various systems (the Druidic, the nature cults) to another (Christian), takes on its own meaning as it represents tradition, the significance of the tree devoid of many of the specifics from which it sprang; this symbol also suggests the notions that rest behind the custom of placing delicate and beautiful objects on this representative of everlasting life (of the spirit in its most natural form), showing the way mankind may add her own theories about life and existence to what is essentially unchanging. So, the beginnings we encounter for the Full Moon period will, in some way, recognize that the spirit is unchanging, eternal, and that there are ways offered through our culture (tradition) for us to deal with, ritualize, and incorporate change and new developments into our lives (and these will be material–Taurus). The presence of Merc retro marks this as a seed time for something that will develop through to the Superior Conjunction (the conjunction of the Sun and Mercury when Mercury is direct), and this matter will directly link to (or demand from us) recognition of the persistent and consistent nature of the core spirit (Soul).
Of course, this seeding takes place simultaneous to the culmination we expect from a Full Moon. The Moon’s Sabian is ‘A Dentist at Work.’ This image suggests a trained individual applying skills in the appropriate situation (we’ll assume this dentist is doing his or her dentist-thing in her or his office!) This is, perhaps surprisingly, an image of doing, of application of knowledge and experience in the right place. When we check the Full Moon chart using our strict 2 degree orb, we find only one aspect to the Moon/ Earth conjunction: a quincunx to Juno. This helps; it tells us that this Moon promises that correct application of our skills (for this is the very thing that empowers Juno, using her skills in the right way in the right situation) will give an appropriate result, a resolution of some kind, which will bestow a sense of empowerment and positive feelings (the Scorpio Water placement).
We are left then with two branches to this Moon energy, one of which is the unusual instance of a beginning, usually reserved for the New Moon. There is the suggestion in all this of a step up in the challenges we will face, in more skills being required and more efforts made at the same time; where previously we would face a difficulty, now we’ll be handed two. And we have the strength and abilities to deal with it.
See the Sabians neatly presented here http://www.cafeastrology.com/sabiansymbols_degreemeanings.html
UPDATE: dateline Seattle, 9:05 PM 28 April 2010:
GET READY! The new issue of ECLIPSE will be released in about 24 hours, around 9 PM on April 29th! See a preview here http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com