For this Full Moon, I highly recommend listening to Mary Stewart Adam’s Story of Selene (appx 1-2 minutes.) Adams does an excellent job of using story and myth to weave imagery into the study of the sky. Virgo is on the ascendant at the time of the full moon. It seems the Sun, Mercury, and Ceres are partners at the top of the chart, while the Moon and Pluto are partner at the nadir. Venus and Saturn flank each cluster, evenly spaced at 29 degrees, creating a beautiful trine to the ascendant. Then within 60 degrees we have the rest of the planetary wanderers. By sidereal zodiac, both Jupiter and Neptune are in Pisces now, with Neptune at 0 degrees.
This week’s upcoming full moon occurs on June 14 at 6:51 am CDT in the sign of Sagittarius at 23 degrees. Sunrise will occur at 6:22 am CDT. Summer Solstice will follow on the 21st of June, exactly one week after.
According to numerology,
23 is one of the most fortunate numbers in the Chaldean system of numerology , giving you great potential for harmony, wealth, protection, and flow. The Tarot card that some numerologists associate with the number 23 is called the “Royal Star of the Lion” and symbolizes inner and outer abundance.https://www.numerologistpro.com/numerology-numbers/numerology-number-23-meaning/#:~:text=23%20is%20one%20of%20the%20most%20fortunate%20numbers,the%20Lion%22%20and%20symbolizes%20inner%20and%20outer%20abundance.
According to Lynda Hill’s description of the Sabian Symbol for this degree of Sagittarius,
This symbol for 23 degrees of Sagittarius “shows the promise of domestic bliss or making a house into a home. The ‘Bluebird’ brings a sense of ‘Good Luck and Happiness’ and is a sign of good fortune, a comfortable home, and a sense that one belongs, is safe and cared for. This is the archetypal cottage with the picket fence; the vision that many have of owning their own home. It also speaks of natural, positive, good will towards the inhabitants and, probably, towards the neighbors. There is a clear omen of good fortune at your door. Love and happiness come by being warm and inviting. Respond to your higher hopes, spread love to all who enter your house or live nearby.https://sabiansymbols.com/symbols/
Promise of happiness. Cottages and picket fences. Real estate – owning or renting. House maintenance. Messages of hope and happiness. Thresholds. Welcome mats. Songs of birds.
Denying happiness or good news from entering. Feeling that the grass is always greener somewhere else. Thinking that buying things will make life happier.”
Mars and Chiron are exactly conjunct at 15 Aries with Jupiter in Aries at 5 degrees. suggesting healing, or other forms of positive benefit. There is also a separating quintile between the ascendant of this time and Chiron, suggesting this an in ideal time period for healing around issues with identity, assertiveness, or creativity. Here are a few of the other pertinent aspects during this full moon.
ASPECTS TO THE MOON
Retrograde Saturn sextile the Moon
Moon inconjunct her north node
Neptune square Sun/Moon
ASPECTS TO THE SUN
Retrograde Saturn trine the Sun
Neptune square the Sun/Moon
Sun conjunct ASC
Sun parallel ASC
Pluto/ASC Contraparallel – potency to moment
Mercury and Venus closely parallel to Uranus and with each other – opportunity for change with impact on a personal level
Mercury semisquare Chiron – listening carefully before giving opinions is indicated
Mars/Chiron quintile – creative opportunity for self-assertion but must have certainty in oneself or one’s creative powers
This Full Moon at 27 Leo is Square to the LUNAR NODES asking us to take action.
Mars-Venus Conjunct in Capricorn at 16 degrees, seeking connection between heart, values and action.
This Full Moon is Inconjunct the Mercury-Pluto conjunction at 27 Capricorn, which will leave us sifting though the mental chatter on the grapevine or on the media or internet.
Ignore the chatter and mental confusion this week and be ready to drop into the body and express yourself. Be yourself fully and courageously. Expand your heart. Do not worry about being SEEN. Express yourself to the fullest that you can. Ultimately, if you are in your truth then your full radiance will benefit others and you need not worry about acceptance, have faith and courage.
In the early hours of Friday morning we have the eclipse on November 19, 2021 at 27 Taurus. The Moon is exalted in Taurus and Mars and Saturn are in rulership, with Mars opposing Uranus at 12 Taurus. Jupiter is square to Moon, Sun, and Mercury. Venus is trine Uranus at zero degrees. It’s a curious and complex arrangement. This eclipse is on the closing degrees of Taurus. Even though the moon is exalted in Taurus, Venus is out of bounds and it is the ruler. We should definitely expect the unexpected.
People with sensitive points in their natal charts at late degrees of of the Taurus-Scorpio axis, and early degrees of Gemini-Sagittarius will be influenced as will those at 12-13 degrees of Taurus-Scorpio where the Mars-Uranus are currently positioned.
Tower mentioned the January 2020 Pluto-Saturn conjunction. A lot of people might confuse that conjunction with the Saturn-Jupiter conjunction in December of 2020, since the latter was so visible to the naked eye and got more media hype. Don’t be confused. Remember, by January 2020 we were entering world wide pandemic. By December 2020, we began to change from Trump whitehouse to Biden whitehouse following the election and January 2021, we had the storming of the Capitol.
In regard to Pluto, Rick Tarnas mentioned in a lecture I attended that the changes 2020 would bring would force America to come to terms with its own “dark night of the soul.” We are fully two years into it and I truly think this now an understatement. I postulate that by the end of 2023 we may have much more perspective and clarity on what we have been birthing and burying.
We ended the holy nights last year with the storming of the Capitol and now we see the ring leader Jacob Chansley just received a sentence of 41 months in prison for his involvement right before the onset of the eclipse.
Some people have asked me, “So when will all of this be over?” (“This” being Covid, and all of the consequences that it has brought with it.) This question reveals an expectation or assumption that what we are currently experiencing is all just a passing phase. I’ve told at least a few people that I thought things will start to look better in 2023, but in truth, I don’t believe we are ever going back. Some, like Astrologer, Kaypacha, have equated this time to a birth canal. As we all know, there is no going back to the womb once that journey has begun.
Last Christmas during my study of the holy nights, I viewed Venus as being a significant mover and influencer for this whole year of 2021. Some astrologers who have noticed a correlation between the dates of many of the George Floyd events and the significant turning points of the Venus cycle. These correlations may have some merit. Could this be the dark night of the soul? It’s that and more.
Limited resources this year have also been a major issue, as I mentioned in my School Year Forecast back in August, with supply chain delays causing major economic difficulties in many businesses and in people’s daily lives. Prices have gone up dramatically and we are only in the mid degrees of Uranus in Taurus (Revolution in Resources). Will see more revolutionary tendencies as it relates to our resources? I think so.
From Astrology University’s Podcast titled, The Invitation to Descent with Saturn-Pluto and COVID-19, Laurence Hillman commented, “I would much rather see people take personal responsibility to think about what it is in their own psyche, in their own lives, that really needs to die …, (Scorpio being the sign of death and rebirth) where they can declutter not just their physical lives, but also their psyche.”
November 19 3:57 AM EST
This is a seminal eclipse, the first in a series of eclipses in the sign pair of Taurus/Scorpio that will last through late 2023. While the nodes of the moon are still in the signs of Gemini/Sagittarius (as they have been since May 2020), we are now in a cusp phase where the symbolism of both Gemini/Sagittarius AND Taurus/Scorpio are playing out on center stage. The final Gemini/Sagittarius eclipse is on December 4- a total solar eclipse in Sagittarius. The nodes officially move into Taurus/Scorpio on January 18, 2022.
For a refresher on eclipses : they are new moons or full moons where the alignment between the sun, moon and earth is exact. In other words- an average new or full moon takes place when the earth and the luminaries (sun and moon) are not on the same plane. But during an eclipse, all 3…
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The Moon is waxing towards full, and by the end of the week on August 22 it will reach full moon at 29 Aquarius. Mercury is today at 4 Virgo applying to a conjunction with Mars. They will meet exact on August 19th at 13 Virgo. It is as if Mars and Mercury give the Virgo assignment to our Leo King Sun, announcing something.
Leo, in its immature form, is focused solely on the self. But by late Leo it must come to terms with the hollowness of that selfish focus, which never creates a legacy for others. Why does someone amass wealth and fame to begin with, if it is simply to benefit himself? Can he enjoy this wealth alone? It is like the story of King Midas. The service element of Virgo comes more strongly into play with a more social impulse through removal of the excess that must be brought into service to health of the whole social organism. Then once balance is achieved, the nobler side can later be transformed through union in Scorpio and so on, going through the externalization process of the winter signs to create and sustain future life for a higher purpose.
Looking more closely at the combining of Mars/Mercury at 13 Virgo as messengers and assignment givers, we could look at the Tarot for that decan and the Sabian symbol for interpretation.
Lynda Hill gives the following description for Virgo 13/14, “lines that make connections of a family tree.”
I love this as it suggests a “knowing where you fit in.” We all have a role to play in the great story of humanity, whether it is a family, a community, or an organization. But if we are disassociated or feeling like an alien or outcast, we are disabled in our purpose and cannot connect with others, then we miss out on the richness of life and the opportunities where we could have made a difference. The Tarot for the second decan of Virgo is 9 Pentacles, representing wealth and success, enjoying rewards through hard work and maturity.
This full moon, which is the second full moon in Aquarius this month is at 29 Leo/29 Aquarius, has the symbol of AN UNSEALED LETTER WITH VITAL AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. Information needs to be communicated with integrity and from the heart so that the right people can see and hear it and benefit from it.
The 29 Leo Sun is opposed to the Moon at 29 Aquarius represented by the symbol of MOONLIT FIELDS, ONCE BABYLON, ARE BLOOMING WHITE.
Hill writes, “This symbol shows learning from the past, possibly from great civilizations like “Babylon”, and taking the seeds from the past and making even greater achievements in your own time and place. (Service to the future generations.) Even though the grandeur of the past may be lost, changed, or damaged by war or time, the energy and power remain. This symbol reflects the permanence of the natural essence of a place, a person, an idea, or a civilization. You may feel that you are in the right place at the right time. Your best qualities are recognized and appreciated. When you are following a true path, you can rely on the support of the universe in its flow. Rewards coming from efforts of past generations. Ancestors surrounding. Seeds of the past becoming the fruits of the present. The middle east. Fruits of culture. Artifacts.”
The Caution: Destroying ancient lands or monuments and the old through religious beliefs or greed. Projecting the sins of the world onto people or places that are foreign.
The opposition at 29 Leo/29 Aquarius shows the polarity between alienation to one’s roots and place or alienation to the self, as opposed to a deep sense of belonging to a time and place. Holding back what one needs to communicate and the selfishness which must be overcome through trust and devotion allow the greater good to flow by following a true path. The deep connections we feel to a sense of time and place and a belonging to the greater story of family, ancestry, and the unfolding of humanity – the bigger karmic picture.
We can in our time literally meet our ancestry and connect to one’s ancestry in more tangible ways than ever. We can discoverer confirm our paternity if it is not known. We have the ability now to trace one’s DNA, even to solve crimes based on knowing a person’s DNA. This was not possible a generation ago. I feel this is a special turning point regarding the idea of bloodlines, ancestry, and the connection to history. Humanity is still full of so many mysteries. If we really reflect on these things, we can come to a sense of wonder at all the things we still don’t know and understand.