Moment of meeting of the Sun and Moon occurs at 2:37 AM PDT of the 20th at 29 Pisces 27, with the eclipse officially beginning just a hair after. The New Moon makes a wide sextile to Ceres, and a square to Pallas, which fills in the base of a Fist of God, apex Jupiter, and also creates a T-square with the Sun-Moon/ Earth axis; a panoply of ancient gods are involved, each having a say in what is born at this time, each contact suggesting that what came before with that energy is eclipsed, wiped out, or superseded. The NM is a conception point, the placement of which (in the 29th degree) signals that a new beginning is coming at a point of supreme stress; things must reach maximum tension in order for the new beginning to form at all. That means that some who are able to avoid that point of nearly unbearable strain may not receive the kind of wipe-out and new start that those who almost drown (this is a Water event, after all) will; theirs may be much more subtle, with changes playing out over the six months between this event and the next Solar eclipse.
The change is gentle with Ceres, which represents our personal authority, power, territory, a somewhat maternal inclination to overstep boundaries, and our capacity to negotiate (which at least in part rests in our own confidence; someone frightened or powerless surrenders or attacks—someone personally empowered negotiates). We adjust our boundaries, perhaps re-assign territories or re-claim some of our own, and we may take a step back (or forward) concerning relationships where caretaking and responsibility lie at least somewhat in our sphere. Too, the presence of Ceres in the equation can suggest that Nature itself will exert an influence, whether through external circumstances (flood or fires, for instance) or internal ones (such as hormonal changes, diet, or illness/ imbalance), and that these will play into events.
The T that Pallas forms with the Sun-Moon/ Earth is naturally tense; it takes the stress of a Solar eclipse, ups the ante with the event forming at 29 degrees, and then challenges the entire event with a question: Is this wise? The ‘this’ refers to whatever previous guidelines we navigated by and the way the eclipse brings them into question, or even obliterates them, proving them unwise or currently untenable. Pallas is in Sagittarius, so may imply that new information, facts, or exposure to another way of being or doing turns our ‘wisdom world view’ on its head; there’s also the chance that Pallas refers to practical or skill-based options that change with the eclipse event. Acquisition of new knowledge or skills may make old ones obsolete or make something that was once practical no longer so.
Remember, Pallas is a Warrior by birth, so we may come out fighting at the suggestion that what we thought was wise really isn’t, anymore; being nothing so much as skilled means that Pallas, after the first aggressive response, will likely look to her skill set to handle what comes forward. Realizing that even wisdom can be conditional, or can change with circumstances, is important in dealing with the kind of curve-ball the T will throw at us.
Pallas is also part of the base of the Fist; the T and the Fist may address two different Pallas in Sag related matters or may speak of just one that has several facets. A Fist of God can be as harsh as it sounds—it can represent a hard situation or conflict (the base square) that results in the apex, and whether that’s a positive outcome or a further frustration is often up to us. In this case, with the eclipse itself square Pallas as the initiating tension, we will likely see a New Moon event that challenges our ideas of wisdom and practicality (much like with the T), but the difference will be that resolution of this particular upset will either offer us entré to a wider social circle, will bring acquisition of new knowledge, philosophy, or belief, or could offer opportunity—the problem being that this may be forced on us, and feel more like punishment than a positive!
Jupiter is of course the supreme god, at least as far as those who gather on Mt. Olympus are concerned. As significator of the Fist outcome, this may suggest we feel very much at the mercy of some larger entity, something like society, which seems to call all the shots. It’s vital to remember at this time that this is a perception only; we are still able to fashion our individual choices and responses independent of the social sphere, should we truly want to—but making that choice holds consequences that we must be prepared to accept, should we go our own way.
This is an excerpt from the Solar eclipse article in ECLIPSE. Of course, we’re in Dark of the Moon territory right now, with Luna still to contact (by conjunction) Vesta, Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron before the Solar event–and that may mean a lot of restless energy, whispers just below hearing, looking for a place to express. This can be a very creative time, for those open to manifesting the urge that usually remains quiet in the unconscious–it’s accessible now; it’s as if we’re able to see into the dark corners of the mind, sensing things, with no need for direct illumination–take a look, see what’s in there.
. . . . as in, ‘getting rid of or being done with pain’. The Full Moon in Pisces occurs at 6:38 PM Pacific time of the 8th at 16 Pisces 19, and is conjunct Chiron, quincunx Zeus, and captures Saturn, Vesta, and Juno in a Water Grand Trine. Since a FM is a culmination, we are arriving at an ending—but of what? Most likely the ending of some hurtful situation or wound which is healed via our own emotion-guided empowerment that comes directly from living our highest values in some form. The reality picture requires we modify ambitions and desires, and thereby we create surroundings that truly meet our highest standards—and this is very possibly through modifications or changes on the home front, with our behavior toward and treatment of the mate, and/ or by aligning our goals with what we honor and find sacred. This is a course-correction point that offers significant lessening of psychic and emotional pain, if we 1) will apply the needed changes to the environment and practices, and 2) be willing to let the pain go. Miss either component, and things stay much the same.
3 AM PDT of the 16th the Pisces Moon opposes Pallas. We may be inspired or just deluded, but either way we may be tempted to ignore the smart thing to do. Don’t. 10 AM PDT the Moon forms the base of a Finger of God with Sedna, catching the South Node at the midpoint, apex the North Node and Ceres; the Moon also trines the Sun. We sense what we can’t really see, something linking us to the past, and this informs both the future and our sense of personal authority and power. Our vision is clear at this point, so that anything we conclude, even when it’s gleaned from unconscious sources, will be accurate and informative. 12:30 PM PDT the Moon creates another Finger with Sedna, this time with an apex of Mars and Vesta. What we’ve sensed now prompts action or choice; the good news is what we act on or choose is directly in line with our truest values. 5:30 PM PDT the Moon squares Venus. Our sense of the creative or a need for escape is in conflict with relationship or financial needs. Don’t blow something important just for a few hours off, but do note the need you feel at this time: it’s indicative of some itch that can cause trouble if it’s not eventually scratched. Void begins at 5:59 PM PDT; the Moon enters Aries at 9:07 PM PDT and immediately trine Jupiter fresh in Leo. We may have an excited and expansive feeling about the social scene or from knowledge just gained; this is a great way to kick off the Moon in Aries, as this confidence and excitement primes us for Aries flavored action.
24 April Humility might be the watchword today; taking a modest tack that leaves ego, ambition, and desires on the cutting room floor is definitely the way to go. We may be very shy of getting hurt, protecting our wounds and looking for injury in every communication—and that’s just not very helpful. If we want to make any progress at all, we may need to put aside both a need for power and a demand to fulfill ambition, and instead nurture only efforts that support the highest values, and foster personal relationships that aren’t dependent on the group for legitimacy or support. Those personal connections, made for no other reason than that we care, will be the foundation for anything positive that comes forward at this time, along with choices that keep those things we honor in focus. (Juno contra-parallel Zeus, Mars contra-parallel Vesta, Venus contra-parallel Uranus and quincunx Vesta, Mercury semi-square Chiron)
3 AM PDT of the 24th the Pisces Moon sextiles Mercury; what we daydream about, actually dream about, imagine, fantasize, or yearn for carries a powerful message about something we desperately need, and how we’ve hidden that need from ourselves. Please listen to this.
The New Moon occurs just a hair’s-breadth before the end of the day on the 28th, Pacific time (at 10 Pisces 39 at 11:59 PM PST). In Pisces the New Moon promises a new start for everyone, a Collective seed moment that carries all possibilities, and for the individual, it can spark a new dream, ideal, or delusion, with all the positives and negatives that those might entail.
This meeting of Sun and Moon happens widely conjunct Chiron, semi-sextile Uranus, trine Jupiter; the NM also makes a wide sesquiquadrate to Mars in Libra, which is stationed but still technically direct. These contacts infuse the creative spark or dream planted for each of us with the power of healing, an aspect of the radical or the surprising, the opportunity to expand in some way (probably in what we care about, with Jupiter in Cancer); the only discord comes from an over-exercise of ego, or perhaps from taking action based on a delusion (or perhaps based on one’s partner’s delusion, with Mars in Libra!) Look to the natal House where this NM falls for a sense of where a fresh creative development, inspiration, opportunity, chance, or mistake based on something misperceived or misunderstood might appear. If this NM makes contact to a natal body or point, consider that natal energy vital to what comes about, especially in terms of how and where (by the House the contacted body rules) the new beginning may show itself.
8 AM PST of the 2nd the Pisces Moon trines Saturn, sextiles Sedna, and quincunxes Mars. Following the intuition, material delivered through a meditative or sleep state, or a ‘hunch’ in taking action can make for spot-on efforts that have real-world effectiveness and results. 4 PM PST the Moon quincunxes Vesta, requiring we adjust the emotional reactions arising from the home situation, interaction with the mate, and/ or in dealing with those causes and goals to which we dedicate our life energy. Failure to make the needed accommodations could mean that we address these Vestal issues through a distorted lens of illusion or misunderstanding–and that doesn’t make for positive results. 8 PM PST the Moon quincunxes Ceres. Now we must adjust attitudes to allow authorities, Mother Nature, or those with whom we negotiate to, if not have their way, then at least be allowed to exercise their prerogatives without having to deal with any projections we might try to impose–we’ll be allowing another the freedom of expression we would like to consistently enjoy ourselves–fair enough. Void begins at 8:48 PM PST; the Moon enters Aries at 8:55 PM PST.
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I’m prompted to add the Sabians for tomorrow’s Full Moon, already seen in ECLIPSE:
The Sabian for this Full Moon is, ‘The Harvest Moon Illumines a Clear Autumnal Sky’ . In this instance, we are the Moon: changeable, intuitive, reflecting the light as spirit, and the sky is, of course, the Universe. We find our place, or at least understand it a little better, illumined in our purpose and function. The Sun’s Sabian is, ‘A Group Of Aristocratic Ladies Meet Ceremonially At A Court’s Function’. This , I think, refers to the Collective Feminine, which is in some ways the ‘civilizing’ influence on the animus. The court, in this instance, is the Universe, but this time we may be referring to Sedna’s role in the Full Moon: she is the intuitive knowing of Woman, the Life-Death-Life force as it manifests in nature and is then organized (the Court, Ceremonially) to the benefit of (Wo)Man. This time it is the experience of all women (‘Aristocratic’ suggesting the nobility of feeling involved) through time that ‘lights the way’ to our understanding, and suggests that for men at this Full Moon, enlightenment will come through his experience of the women in his life, resulting in a deep balance of knowing and feeling for both sexes.
Full Moon in Pisces September 19th 2013 at 4:12 AM Pacific at 26 Pisces 40: ‘A Deep Balance’
With generous orbs we have a Fist of God the apex of which is the Full Moon itself; the base is made up of those old lovers/ adversaries, Venus and Mars. The only other contact the FM makes is a sextile to Sedna. The picture this brings forward concerns a conflict situation that will both have origins in and find responses in a very deep, primal knowing, a balance of man-woman/ anima-animus energies. This is definitely sexual, in the sense that we are addressing the ‘I Am’ (Mars in Leo) in relation to the sensuality and depth of relationship (Venus in Scorpio). Sedna tells us that this is primordial, going back to origins both personal and ancestral, a story of the forming that lives somewhere deep in our DNA. This is a Full Moon of discovery, a culmination of the experience of sensation as well as the intensity of emotion, and is meant to reveal to us where we stand in the Universe. I know, that’s kind of a big statement, but it centers on our own individual sensations, reflections, ideas, and things felt physically and emotionally, sensed and intuited, that give us identity–and we’re talking from the most superficial to those things so deeply held that they can’t be articulated, only absorbed as knowing.
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7 AM PDT of the 1st the Pisces Moon trines Ceres. The emotional perceptions and the intuition are powerfully informed through nature and attunement to the unseen. It’s the perfect time to ask yourself, “What should I do?” because the answer will be crystal clear and instantaneous–then the challenge becomes not to ignore it. 11 AM PDT the Moon sextiles Sedna, then squares Jupiter. We may feel lost, then find ourselves at the mercy of the social sphere–or, we delve deep within, and so incur the displeasure of the social circle, which wants our energy and attention. Either way we get a social spanking. Don’t judge yourself by the reaction you’re getting from others–it really isn’t related to you at all. 8 PM PDT the Moon squares Venus. It’s just not the time to socialize; no matter how smoothly things start, things will at some point get bumpy, uncomfortable, and/ or downright hostile. Focusing on what’s wrong in the relationship picture won’t get you anywhere, but this could be the right point to assess what you need to change about the earning situation, or in relationship to the Arts. Void begins at 9:31 PM PDT; the Moon enters Aries at 11:34 PM PDT.