My intuition always leads me to the most fascinating places.
In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that Jupiter stationed direct in Leo on April 8, 2015. Let’s look at that chart more closely:
At the top of the chart, we have a quadruple conjunction in Aries in the 10th house:
- Psyche @ 16o 23’
- Uranus @ 16o 35’
- Mercury @ 16o 58’
- Sun @ 18o 32’
Notice that the stationing Jupiter trines all of this, and Pluto squares it. Also notice the moon-Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius in the 6th house, which squares Vesta and Neptune in Pisces. One last thing I’ll mention is that Icarus is fixing to exactly conjunct the South Node, which happens a few of days later (tomorrow maybe).
From that moment, Jupiter travels direct for precisely nine months before stationing retrograde on January 7, 2016:
Notice that many of the same players are involved. For example, the sun will have moved from a conjunction with Uranus to a conjunction with Pluto. Saturn will again have a partner, except this time it will be Venus. The stationing Jupiter is conjunct the North Node of the moon, and square to the moon itself, which is again in Sagittarius.
When Jupiter starts his journey forward, he is in Leo and the sun (ruler of Leo) is nearly straight up in the sky. The majority of points are above the horizon and there is a concentration of energy joining Uranus. The April 8th chart feels insightful, inspirational, energetic, and stimulating. To use a computer (Uranus) analogy: our batteries are being fully charged and our operating system is being upgraded.
The faster moving sun, only two days earlier, picked up all of Uranus’ insight. Mercury followed in his footsteps to catch anything the sun missed—Mercury joined Uranus hours before the Jupiter station and met the sun the next day.
The moon-Saturn conjunction in the 6th house provides a bit of practical and constructive homework—a place to channel some of that abundant energy.
When the journey ends, the sun will have traipsed three quarters of the Zodiac. Notice that the sun was (almost exactly) two degrees past Uranus when we started and will be (almost exactly) 2 degrees past Pluto when we finish. Nine lunar cycles will have transpired and right when Jupiter stations retrograde, he rises (here in Austin). All of the energy we gained from Uranus will be colored by Pluto nine months later.
Some humans will be conceived when Jupiter stations direct, and be born when Jupiter stations retrograde. Remember that Leo (via the 5th house) relates to progeny, which includes actual children, but also (inanimate) creations.
It is fitting that the first chart shows the sun and Uranus high in the sky with Jupiter going forward, while the second chart shows the sun and Pluto nearer the nadir with Jupiter going backward.
Uranus and Pluto both relate to spiritual growth and evolution. With Pluto, however, the journey feels like regression.
According to many Astrologers, the effects of the Uranus-Pluto square are really just beginning, now that the actual squares are done. How interesting that Jupiter’s first journey forward, after the last exact Uranus-Pluto square, has the sun moving from the one planet to the other.
Jupiter’s journey starts four days after the end of an Eclipse window, and ends with Jupiter conjunct the North Node. This gives insight as to its purpose: we are being guided toward our future karma—to a place we have been seeking for a long time. The journey lasts the rest of this year. Maybe it is what all of 2015 is really about.
In our first chart, Chiron sits closest to the MC, coloring the entire chart from above. In our second chart, Chiron sits closest to our DSC, has just set, and is sextile the sun.
Psyche, which was part of the quadruple conjunction in the first chart, is the only object near the MC in the second, and is exactly opposed by Saturn (and Venus). Psyche represents a (spiritual) wound that feels unhealable. Chiron says, “It may take a bit of effort (attention and intention), but the wound can be healed.” Psyche remains high in the sky, but moves from the fires of Aries to the mental space of Gemini.
Maybe the point is not to try and make the wound go away, but rather to work with it, to learn from it, and to see it for what it really is: a mental contruct that need not prevent us from going where we want to go. Fire burns, but we can learn how to use it without burning ourselves or others.
[The Universe gives us the freedom to think, feel, and believe as we choose, yet we needn’t burn ourselves or others with those thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.]
To conclude, let’s for a moment imagine that this is all true. Two days ago, we were gifted with energy and insight…beyond our knowing. We commenced a journey that intends to help us heal our most stubborn wound…our greatest blocks to self-esteem and self love. The next nine months are the gestational period; we will not see the smiling face of our new-born until the journey is over, but we will see evidence that he or she is growing inside of us.
The birth itself can be painful and the pregnancy will have taken its toll on our bodies. Afterward, our life will never be the same.
But now envision the bundle of love you’ll hold in your arms. Think how wonderful life will be with an ever-growing body of self-esteem and self-love to cherish. The joy and love you feel for it will be contagious. All who look upon your progeny will feel a bit of what you feel.
What will you do then? Where will you go? What will you create after that?
You know how, in Sci-Fi movies, there’s often that super bright scientist who’s on the brink of a scientific breakthrough? His theory is advanced, but not exactly safe. He’s eager to share his findings, but must test on a human to prove his results. Since it is not appropriate to risk another person’s life, he experiments with his own.
In many ways, I’m that guy…not so much the super bright scientist, but one who experiments on himself. My Numerology and Astrology explains some of this. My Life Path number is a one, so I am naturally inclined to learn by observing myself. And since I have a stellium of personal planets in the 10th house, my findings are meant to be seen by others.
I guess that does make me a bit of a fool.
In any event, my writings (this blog and my novels) are avenues for sharing my results. We won’t call them conclusions, but rather findings.
Today, I was looking into a personal transit that is imminent (my Venus return). One thing led to another and soon I noticed a pattern. The interesting part is the pattern applies to everyone in one way or another. So here I am to write about it.
You may or may not know that yesterday, Jupiter stationed direct at 12o 35’ Leo. Jupiter will now whip through the rest of Leo until slipping into Virgo on August 10th.
Sixteen days before Jupiter leaves Leo (on 7.25.15) Venus will station retrograde at 0o 46’ Virgo. She will then backtrack through Leo until stationing direct on 9.6.15 at 14o 24’ Leo.
This means that both Jupiter and Venus are working on the same area of the sky. Each touches part of Leo three times:
- Jupiter: 12o 35’ Leo – 22o 38’ Leo
- Venus: 14o 24’ Leo – 0o 46’ Virgo
And the sections overlap:
- 14o 24’ Leo – 22o 38’ Leo
Furthermore, Venus and Jupiter will conjunct three times:
- June 30th @ 21o 38’ Leo
- August 4th @ 28o 36’ Leo, and
- October 25th @ 15o 39’ Virgo.
The June conjunction will be conspicuous in the evening sky. October’s conjunction will be conspicuous in the early pre-dawn morning. The conjunction in August is very close to the sun and might be hard to see.
Interestingly, the sun, Mercury, and Mars will all move through Leo in that time frame. Pretty much all of the personal planets are involved!
If you follow your own Astrology, look up the overlapping range I calculated above. Where in your chart is that? Does it include an angle? Don’t forget to look at your sun-sign chart too!
If you are a Leo born between 8/6 and 8/15, your sun falls inside of that range. And if you’re born five days before or after, you’re easily within orb.
Many of my friends were also born with Leo Rising, and therefore many of us have our Ascendant inside or near this range.
So let’s consider what this could mean.
Leo covers topics such as ego, appearance, creative, progeny (including offspring), self-esteem, and personality. Leo is regal and tends to attract a lot of attention, which is both sought and enjoyed. The sun is the largest object in our solar system by far, and is the brightest source of light. Life could not exist without it.
In other words, Leo is a big deal!
In one school of thought, those of us with Leo Rising have received (earned perhaps?) a bit of help. We struggle with self-esteem a bit more than most, and thus Leo on the cusp of our 1st house is here to help us gain a bit of esteem in a pinch.
As a Leo Rising, I find the help to be a bit (or bout) of faux esteem. Because I can naturally fake it at times, I begin to see what it looks like. Eventually, I get to know what it feels like. Hopefully, my esteem will grow as a result. Given my experience, I have to agree that Leo Rising is training wheels for my esteem. [Maybe when I progress into Leo, I’ll begin to take those training wheels off!]
Since one ought to also consider the sun-sign chart as well, I’ll discuss mine.
As a Gemini, Leo also comprises my 3rd house: my neighborhood, my thoughts and ideas, my language and communication. Interestingly, as I search for a new home, I find the neighborhood to be priority. I’d rather live in a shack in a nice neighborhood (like I do now), than live in a luxurious house in a not-so-nice one.
[As a progressed Cancer, how the inside feels is also important. How the outside looks is not so important.]
Considering that Leo is both the cusp of my first house, and my 3rd house, I just now gained insight on the relationship between my writing and my self-esteem. Wow—I need to sit and meditate on this information for a while!
Anyway, Leo, for me, is about my relationship to myself (via the 1st house) and my relationship to my writing, my thoughts, my communication, and my peers (my brothers and sisters of all kinds) via the 3rd house.
Jupiter, every 12 years, touches on Leo, attracting attention to our Leo areas, bringing some good luck in the process.
Venus is about our relationship to money (via rulership of the 2nd house) and our relationship to relationship (via rulership of the 7th house). She is also about our relationship to love (of all kinds).
Interestingly, Venus very closely relates to self-esteem (1st house) because she rules the house that comes after it, and the house that opposes it.
When we love ourselves, we are better able to give and receive love with others. And when our esteem is good, we are better able to give and receive money!
For me (as a Gemini with Leo Rising), Jupiter and Venus are going to help me work on (and develop) self-esteem directly (via my 1st house) and with my writing via my 3rd house. Adding in Saturn’s influence, I’m sure this pending move is a part of the complete picture.
I think a number of you will be able to run with what I gave you here and hopefully find insight within your own chart. Either way, keep in mind this could make for a great session and may provide insight on the purpose of the next 5 months. Shoot me an email if you want to explore. There’s plenty of time before Venus goes retrograde, so no rush…
Big Hugs to all!
As I write this on Saturday early morning, we are coming out of an eclipse of the moon. Unfortunately for me, the sky is filled with clouds, so I do not get to witness the event. We are just past the total lunar eclipse, but we mustn’t forget that this is also the Libra full moon.
Last night, a good friend asked me how the eclipse energies were treating me. This had me looking at the past two weeks from a different perspective—from the outside, which gave me insight.
Too often, we forget to do this. We experience life in first person. Notice, however, that most novels are not written this way. To get the full picture of what is happening, we need insight that comes from outside, from above, and from inside the minds of others.
In life, balance is achieved in this same way. I should say, “it can be.” In fact, I think the Libra moon opposing the Aires sun tells us just this.
Libra wants fairness for everyone. Aries wants to do and be(come) what it wants to do and be(come). We, as individual human beings living on Planet Earth, need both. We have a will and an ego for a reason. And we have a heart and a mind, which helps balance the other two. We have Mars and Venus in the sky, the sun and the moon.
Look at this chart. Can you get any more night and day than this? Our solar sign of Aries is on the ascendant. Our sun is soon to rise. Our lunar sign of Libra is on the descendant, placing the Libra moon in the 7th house, right were it ought to be.
Pluto, high in the sky, creates a T-Square that nearly aligns with our angles. Notice that this T-Square resembles the Libra Scales! And then below the horizon, we have an elegant wedge anchored by Jupiter.
Right now, I am writing in my office, which is a storehouse of boxes. Some are packed, and some are empty. I have already begun cleaning out closets preparing for my move. Frustratingly, I do not know where or when I will move. Packing was simply one thing I could do to keep from going crazy.
Two weeks ago, my plan was to dive into house hunting in earnest as the month transitioned into April. Well, April fools on me. Nothing went even close to plan…at least my plan. The whole week flew by as I waited on this person and that person to get back to me.
From my first person moment-by-moment point of view, it felt as if the whole world was ignoring me, abandoning me, holding me off. It felt personal. It made me sad.
The reality is, life was merely providing avenues for old emotions to bubble up. There is no evidence that anyone was doing anything other than being busy with his or her own first-person life.
We’ve all heard those stories of how, in the distant past, eclipses were experienced with a lot of fear. I ask you, did the eclipses create fear, or did they merely reveal fear that was hidden inside?
As a result of my text conversation last night, I began to see that there is the other side of things. There is not just a setting moon, but a rising sun. It looks like everything in my life is ending, and unraveling, but I can sense that there is another beat, vibe, trend, or pulse.
Some days, I wake well before dawn. This time of year, I’ll typically have the windows open. At times like this, I can hear dawn coming before I see it. The birds starting singing; the human city starts waking up; I can hear car doors and traffic.
In my life, I could very possibly be in that pre-dawn part of the day. There is subtle evidence growing. It feels like this chart. The sun-moon opposition aligns with the Pluto-Uranus square in a conscious (above the horizon) way. With Mercury exactly on the ascendant, we are coming to know the other side of the story. Mercury will trine Jupiter soon enough. And he will conjoin Uranus and then the sun after that. With each aspect that Mercury makes, he learns more, he gets another piece to the puzzle.
In 2013, I pushed forward like the sun in Aries. I was intent and busy. It did not work out so well.
In 2014, the pendulum swung all the way to the other side. I stopped trying to do anything, which brought me more and more into the present moment.
Now it’s 2015 and I feel like I am only just acclimating to that idea. Knowing I have to move has dominated my awareness. Oddly, half the year could go by before the move actually happens. I feel reactive – like Libra trying to balance what’s thrown at it. And yet, life is happening, and is evolving.
Jupiter goes direct in about four days, and I have a feeling that will change a lot (certainly for me). Pluto, interestingly enough, changes direction a week after that. In this chart, Pluto and Jupiter counter balance the full moon eclipse…and each other. Their change in direction will essentially mark the beginning of a new season.
I just looked at the clock, and I believe the eclipse has just ended. This reflective post feels like just the ritual I needed to complete this eclipse season. Ending and beginnings overlap, and gateways sit in between them.
I have not been blog writing much, despite the intriguing Astrological aspects that have occurred. I’ve been preoccupied by personal and professional endeavors. One example is this: I recently chose a person to preview Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome to get early feedback. She is more than half way through and had this to say about it:
With that said, I have been able to get back into the book, and I can hardly put it down. The level of detail, not only with the layers of numerology (which is incredible), but the descriptions of locations and how it ALL ties together is incredible and unbelievable and makes perfect sense all at the same time. I am in the 8s right now and am not sure which I like more – the plot line or the channelings.
Today I was inspired to write a blog post and lo and behold, the Astrology is speaking to me.
I’m sure that many of you who read A Fool’s Inclination read other Astrology blogs as well. So, to keep things interesting, I will write about something other than the big stuff. Trust me, the big stuff (the Equinox, the Solar Eclipse, the Pluto-Uranus Square, etc.) do pertain, and in a big way. I am simply choosing to focus on the subtle because I am tuned into it right now.
Mercury and Icarus have a lot in common. They both carry that young, somewhat male vibe. They are both moving quickly forward; Mercury is just a bit faster. Tomorrow morning, they meet in the last third of Pisces.
Mercury rules Gemini—the twins. Pisces also features twins—a pair of fish. Mercury and Icarus are playing the role of twin boys—swimming through the water and flying through the air.
Let’s take a step back and examine the entire chart. Notice that there are four squares that weave across the chart. All of the squares are between major planets:
- Saturn square Neptune
- Pluto square Uranus
- Sun square moon
- Venus square Jupiter
In this chart, all of them are separating except for Venus and Jupiter. And let’s face it, with Venus and Jupiter, it’s not much of a “square”.
The overall background from the four squares, as I see it, is the easing of tension, the solving of problems. It’s not a time of breakthrough, but rather a step-by-step movement toward solution. This matches my life, except the step-by-step is nearly glacial and frustratingly so.
Next, look at the trines and sextiles. They too weave themselves across the chart. I’ll list the trines here:
- Saturn trine sun
- Pluto trine Venus
- Uranus trine Jupiter
Again, Venus is the only applying aspect of the three and all trines are between major players.
Another artifact of this chart I find interesting is that four planets are in their sign of rulership:
- Mars in Aries
- Venus in Taurus
- Moon in Cancer
- Neptune in Pisces
When planets are in their sign of rulership, the energy feels clean and clear. It does feel that way right now; do you agree? It didn’t even a week ago, but today, certainly.
Note how active Venus is. She is also the ruler of the chart (being that Taurus is on the Ascendant).
The chart is very heavy in Pisces and Aries…and this is possibly the thing I feel the most. Also consider that the sign of Aries is intercepted within the 12th house, which essentially hides all of that Aries energy under the sea.
Earlier this morning, before perusing Astrology charts, I had the following sentiment on my mind:
Endings and beginning are overlapping.
Take, for example, the seasons. Here in Austin, we had a bout of spring in early February. We then had a long bout of winter; trees and flowers bloomed beneath cold, gloomy skies. The past few weeks have been back and forth between warm, almost hot, sunny days, and cool, wet, gloomy ones. Winter and Spring are definitely overlapping.
The sign of Aries hidden inside of the 12th house is sort of what y’all up north are experiencing. It is officially spring, there are more than six hours of sunlight, the clocks were moved ahead, maybe even some flowers are blooming, but it still feels like the middle of winter.
In Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome, there is talk about gateways. One gateway is that which sits between an ending and a beginning—such as when a person leaves one job and starts another. In a perfect world, that gateway would look like so:
- We would know where we are going before having to let go of where we are.
- We would finish the old with a clean and clear completion.
- We would have a break to enjoy some rest and reprieve.
- We would start the new with a clean and clear beginning.
Right now, at least for me, this phase does not resemble that ideal in the slightest.
I mentioned a bit ago that I need to move. I need to find a new home (or at least be out of this one) before the summer solstice. It’s nice having a few months to do this, but it muddies the waters. This house is already starting to not be my home. I’m like a lame duck. I can’t start packing or “moving forward” because I have no idea where or when I’m going.
A few days ago, I asked the Tarot cards what I can do to prepare. What I pulled was the 5 of Cups: mourning. How does one do that?
Well, thankfully, the Universe is much smarter than I am. I was guided right into the process I needed within hours.
As you know, I am primping and polishing Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome preparing it for release. That means I am reading it over and over and over. The book is filled with channeled wisdom—I guess I need to hear it over and over and over.
Like Mercury, I can be a very good messenger, but like Icarus, I am not a very good student. You can tell me 100 times not to fly too high too quickly, but will I listen? My natal chart has Venus in Taurus. When it comes to the things I love and the things I find beautiful, I get stubborn and possessive. In fact, in my natal chart, Venus is conjunct Icarus (and the moon, and a bunch others). I don’t have Mars in Aries, like this chart, but I do have Mars in Gemini, which is similar.
But enough about me.
Look at your life. Do you feel like your spring is buried under the snow? Do you feel inclined to do, yet find that the environment is just not letting you? Are you rearing to start anew, yet find the old dragging you back repeatedly?
If so, then you too are feeling the vibe I am seeing in the current Astrology. I think the message here is this: we need to tend to our feelings. That’s the spring-cleaning we need to do first.
I’m sure many of you are like me; you’d rather get on with it than sit and wait. When you know you have work to do, it’s hard to relax. I, for one, am having difficulty enjoying this time of ease knowing I’ll have LOTS to do…imminently.
But the heart needs some TLC…at least mine does. Moon in Cancer is not just about nurturing others, but also nurturing ourselves. Check in with your heart. If you can’t do…out there, maybe you need to be…in here. And don’t forget that we are in between the eclipses. They always come in twos or threes—and thus demark a gateway.
Intention holds more power than action…or so I am told. Actually, I DO know this, but like I said, I’m a bad student. Intention requires NO action…it prefers inaction. The most productive intention is that which is clean and clear.
The Astrology right now, is working on us; it is helping us get clean and clear…from the inside out.
To me, the message is clear. And I am trying to get out of my own way, but old habits die hard.
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The last Pluto-Uranus square occurs in eight days. After that, it’s over. The next square between these two won’t happen until 2073. Aspects like this mark eras. It may take some time before we fully understand this one.
We now, however, have an understanding of what the Pluto-Uranus conjunction in the 60s brought. The last exact conjunction occurred on June 30, 1966—two years before I was born. In my natal chart, Uranus is nearly five degrees ahead of Pluto. Interestingly, the small gap between them is very pertinent to me right now.
Pluto transits take a long time. Like the aspects above, they’re hard to fully understand until we can look back on them. Progressions are similar. The progressed chart evolves very slowly; in one year, the chart changes as much as one day of real time. There is a fractal nature here: Astrologers can glimpse the first 100 years of your life by studying the first 100 days of your life.
Consider the following example. On September 20, 2010, my progressed Ascendant met up with my Progressed Pluto. The days and years before that, progressed Pluto was in my first house. The days and years after, progressed Pluto will be in my 12th house. (The progressed chart rotates clockwise, which causes most points to move retrograde.)
Progressed Uranus is currently in the first degrees of my first house. It will not rise above my progressed Ascendant until August 1, 2017. My progressed Ascendant will thus separate the two for seven years. Hold that thought.
In 2010, I don’t remember paying mind to my progressions…at least not closely. Today, on this first day of Daylight Savings Time, it occurred to me to investigate. Before I share the results, I want to give you a bit of context.
Three or four weeks ago, a random Tarot reading told me I was going to be moving soon. The message came out of the blue. About a week later, I was given unofficial notice that the property where I live is being sold. Luckily I have a few months before I need to move.
My time in this house is drawing to a close. I’ve been here for just over 3 years. This house has felt like home orders of magnitude more than the previous. I was happy to move the last time. This time, it comes with a bit of sadness.
And like the distance between Pluto and Uranus, I am in between the beginning of the journey and the end of it. I don’t know yet where I’ll be living next.
This morning, I decided to look back at what was happening in my life around the Autumnal Equinox of 2010. What I found was astonishing! Allow me to paint a timeline for you.
In 2006, I started writing my first novel. In May of 2009, it was published the first time—under the name A Fool’s Journey. Shortly after it came out, I realized it was not right…it was not done. I knew that it needed some changes.
Some time in 2010, I started making those changes. In fact, I finished the next edition right around September 2010! I then immediately started writing my next novel.
And now for some news. As you know, the finished out version of my first novel is called Journey to the Temple of Ra. I am sure many of you have not yet read it. Now is a great time, because the sequel is coming out soon. I have a box of books I would love to sell so I don’t have to move them. I am therefore running a sale: print edition of Ra for $12.00 +tax & shipping (while supplies last).
Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome picks up the story on the very next day. The e-book will be available in the spring. [I am not sure about the print edition just yet.] In Ra, the protagonist embarks a journey that leads him to his life purpose. In Scribe, he has to live that purpose, which is not a trivial feat.
The channeled material in my books is…well…channeled. To borrow a line from my protagonist: “I’m not the author, just the scribe.”
In Scribe, which is structured around numerology, there is a discussion of “the journey of seven.” Within that discussion, it points out that it takes seven steps to go from the Death card in the Tarot to Judgement. The Death card—number XIII, relates to Pluto. Judgement—number XX, which is sometimes called Resurrection, relates to Uranus. Seven steps from death to rebirth.
For me, it will take seven years for my progressed chart to put Uranus back in the same Astrological house as Pluto. I have two and a have years more. Leaving this home is another small death.
The move into this house marked a profound shift in my life. I can only discern the magnitude by comparing how different it feels. Within weeks, it was hard to remember what it felt like living in the old place. It felt more like a dream than a memory.
Furthermore, each of the three years here has been vastly different than the previous. It is almost like I’m dying and being reborn yearly.
Publishing Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome will be an ending and a beginning; I’m just not sure what is ending and what is beginning. Maybe it will take progressed Uranus crossing my progressed Ascendant for all of the changes within me to appear outwardly. In the mean time, you’ll be able to benefit from my journey by reading about the life and times of John and Johannes.
The Spring Equinox approaches. I will be living somewhere new before the Summer Solstice. Hopefully by then, some of you will have read and enjoyed my new work. Check back here, Facebook, or my website for details. And notice that I have new places to visit! Follow the links on the right to get there.
If you have read and enjoyed Ra, feel free to share your thoughts and post a review on Amazon here.
As an Intuitive Astrologer, I spend a fair amount of time doing psychic research. To give you an idea of what this is like, imagine you are sitting in a room that is completely dark. Someone then places an object in your hand. You feel the weight of it and consider what it is. You run your fingers over the surface, and feel it. You run through your memories pondering what you’ve felt in the past that was similar, and you speculate what is inside.
I do this with astrological objects and aspects. Over time, I have developed a catalog. However, there is much yet to be figured out.
Today is the Virgo Full Moon, which contrasts two very different vibrations. Pisces is a sign I know intimately. I understand the sun sign, the moon sign, the rising sign. I have had an extensive study.
Virgo is clear enough as a sun sign, but Virgo Moon still eludes me. My mind can create a basic picture, but I still can’t feel its core.
I bring this up because today’s full moon chart highlights this very situation. The full moon nearly conjuncts Lilith. This means the moon is just past apogee—is furthest from the earth. We often hear of the supermoons; this one is the exact opposite.
Lilith conjunct the moon is enough to create a mystery. I have this in my natal chart, and I’m still analyzing it and working through it.
Now look at all the other participants. Pluto, Uranus, Venus, and Jupiter all hover around 15o of their respective signs creating a Square, a Yod, a Wedge, a pair of Trines, and more. The last Pluto-Uranus square of my lifetime is just more than a week away, and this full moon aligns with it.
Over the past few weeks, I cannot tell you how many times I have attempted to write a blog and didn’t. Sometimes I sit and stare at the chart while no words come. Other times, I write for hours to no avail. The Virgo moon is something I can intellectualize, but not feel. The stellium in Pisces is exactly the opposite. I can feel it strongly, but cannot easily articulate the big picture.
On top of all of that, it has had its way with me…with my emotions.
I suspect that the Virgo moon is holding in a lot of the Pisces feeling. It’s the cork on a champagne bottle. Little by little, that cork is losing its stronghold. I suspect the solar eclipse on the equinox in two weeks just might be the end of its reign.
If you are inclined toward chart reading, check out the mid-heaven in this chart. Icarus is on one side; Nessus is on the other.
Like the Pisces Sun and the Virgo Moon, I am gaining much insight into Icarus, and lagging way behind with Nessus. Icarus, as I mentioned, plays very heavily in my chart and in my life. He is here to help me work through the next item on my list. It’s not about healing the past; it is about living more authentically as the person I am.
You’ve heard me refer to Nessus as a pain point. Icarus is kind of, sort of, the opposite of that.
If you have a sore and someone pokes it, you feel pain. But if they stop, the pain (often eventually) goes away. Icarus is…forgive my analogy…an erogenous point. However, it doesn’t need to be urged into ecstasy. The slightest touch sends you to the heavens.
Icarus in Pisces is entertaining to consider. I am sure it would be even more so to observe. Emotional joy and bliss are oh so nice to behold and experience, but they can be addicting.
The lesson Icarus is here to teach us is to s l o w d o w n…not stop…not run away; temper.
We’ve all seen the type: the ones prone to love at first sight. They meet someone; they chase; they post on Facebook that they are “in a relationship” after mere days. And then, overnight, it is all undone.
The twenty-something version of me resembled that. The rise was fast, and although the crash was fast too, the recovery period lasted a year or longer.
A twenty-something can endure a few rounds of that, but not a body that is twice that age.
How many of you are wearing yourselves out? This technological revolution we are in the middle of is pushing us harder than ever. Information flies around the globe in an instant, and we’re all trying to catch up or keep up. The pace can be exciting. Our wants can be had in an instant. But if we can’t learn to appreciate the now and what’s right in front of us, we are going to wear ourselves out.
The Aries Point (0o Aries) is a formidable degree. Right now, we have a stellium on one side and a stellium on the other. The planets in Aries have clean clear archetypes. Those in Pisces are more of a blur, with the exception of the sun. Again we have some interesting contrast.
For nearly a week, I have been calm. I took a few spins around the Wheel of Fortune and decided to get off of it. Icarus’ guidance to slow down helped. With the moon in Virgo, I do feel quite grounded, yet I am still aware of all of the emotion around me.
For those of you who celebrate events with a bit of ritual, feel the groundedness of this full moon. Tune your extra senses to the earth…all the way to its core. Enjoy a moment of reprieve, especially if they are hard to come by in your life.
In two days, the sun will cross over Chiron. In two weeks, the moon will cross over Chiron just before the solar eclipse. There is transformation within reach for many of us in at least one or two areas of our lives. Be present, for a moment; be acutely aware of where you are; and consider where you are going.
We live in exciting times. I don’t think that is going to change anytime soon. Pace yourself.