The Full Moon occurs at 18:15 on the 22nd July 2013 at 00Aqu05.
With Venus, the Moon, Pallas and the Sun all at zero degrees of their respective signs, there’s a sense that everyone wants to make an impression.
Hey look *door slams open* I just walked into the room. Everyone look at me!
Meanwhile, ruler of this lunation, Uranus, is still in that pesky square to Pluto and sits at the apex of a t-square with Pluto on one side and the Mars-Jupiter conjunction on the other. Mercury too is making his presence known. Whilst the t-square isn’t exact, the tension is palpable and Uranus is retrograde so we are absorbing it. It’s like taking a huge gulp of air before diving under, or holding your breath as you wait for a surprise to be sprung.
Venus and Pallas are ganging up on Mum (the Moon) as the three of them form a perfect yod with the Moon at the apex. There’s a cool breeze blowing from these ladies so if you are in over your head, they could help you to figure out the next step, if you don’t mind being flexible that is. But probably, you’re not wanting to budge. Lilith is just pissed and telling on all of them as she’s in a conjunction to Mercury and that tricksy square to Uranus is making her edgy. She might speak out of turn and get everyone else’s backs up. Venus probably will try to focus on the washing up whilst her sisters grouch in the background but with an opposition to Neptune, Venus might just settle for pretending none of it is happening. She could try to sort it out with Pallas, the opportunity is there, but Neptune is likely to have a bigger pull. Unfortunately wishing your fairy Godmother will grant you three wishes isn’t going to help.
The loud bashing of Jupiter and Mars opposite Pluto could rub you up the wrong way and bring any troubles at home which have been brewing for a while may come to a head. The only problem is that a shouting match isn’t going to help either – although it might release some of the tension if nothing else.
Saturn, old ruler of Aquarius is not much better off in some ways as he’s square to both the lights, but he is involved with the Grand Water trine. Look to him for some stability if you feel off colour or just that everything is getting a little too much. You can choose whether you despair of life or whether you instead go for looking at the big picture. You can choose to master your emotions so that they don’t master you. Moon in Aquarius needs to get above it all to find some perspective and that may be difficult to access unless you are feeling strong and in control of yourself. Wordly goings on may be making your rage but the planetary pattern suggests that rage needs to be put to constructive use.
The Sabian Picture
The Full Moon is on the Sabian symbol :-
An Old Adobe Mission In California
This symbol talks of the missions which where build in the 17th/18th Century by Spanish monks who wanted to spread the Christian faith to indigenous tribes in California. In one way, this Sabian represents the crystallization of a dream – very in keeping with potential of the Grand Water Trine. Dane Rhudyar says of this degree that ‘it stresses the enduring character of human achievements ensouled by a great vision.’
So in one way, this is an echo of the square from the Moon to Saturn, about needing to keep your feet on the ground, to keep it real even when all you want to do is run away and lick your wounds (Moon semi-square Chiron). The question is, can you hold on to what you truly believe in when others seem to be shouting you down. Can you keep on track with your goals when hurdles appear?
The trouble with this degree however is that whilst the buildings still stand, the missions themselves were shut after clashes with the locals. After all, who were they to assume that the Native peoples needed to be ‘civilised’, or that the faith, practices and culture of those indiginous groups was any less important than the Christian faith? There is something here about being careful not to push your views onto others. The old issue of ‘my religion is the only way’ may come into play with the Mars-Jupiter conjunction and opposite to Pluto, holy war is a danger. ‘My God is bigger than yours’ however isn’t going to get us anywhere. All you get is holy hell.
God/Goddess/Spirituality comes in many forms. Aquarius honours uniqueness and diversity. It celebrates the group whilst respecting the individual. There are indeed many paths to the divine. Likewise, there are many possible paths to the future and different ways of fixing problems. A fixed opinion now about what should and shouldn’t happen may find you in hot water if you can’t budge just a little bit. It’s about being firm in your convictions yet willing to listen – being open to change with new information to hand. Uranus is retrograde, don’t forget, so sudden flashes of inspiration are in the offering – but you need to be ready to listen and ready to alter the path ahead if necessary.
All in all this feels like a pushy Moon, a little loud, a little opinionated and a little like it’s in danger of defaulting to the drama queen/king tendency of the Sun in Leo.
If you feel like you are skating on thin ice, step back a little. Distance yourself from the problem and the noise of battle. There you can take a breath and getting a better idea of what every one else is shouting about. Venus and Pallas as the closest aspects to the Moon show that sometimes, you have to just get on with what needs to be done to keep everything ticking over. Instead of hiding half way up a mountain, you need to be able to meditate whilst cars and sirens blare in the background and the children squabble. The stillness and quiet you are seeking is some place deep inside. There you have space, just to be. From that place, you can see everything.
Painting – The Philosopher. Silence. by Nicholas Roerich
Love the taxi-driver scene…..LOL……Great!
Wonderful post Leah, quirky and humorous and as always full of great advice. I’ve got Venus in Aquarius so I just love the off-beat and mischievous.
Best wishes for the full moon
Thanks Judy – I could just hear Robert De Niro speaking as I wrote the post so had to include it 😀 Full Moon blessings to you too.
Thanks Richard 🙂
Leah, you just write, as always, in a wonderful way, captivating, clever. I dont always comment, but always do read your posts and enjoy them all. This one and the one before, just GREAT!
I was thinking what kind of life the royal baby will have with a chart like this. (not very easy…) Full moon, so maybe Kate will give birth!!
You should put all your posts together in a book (probably already doing so). Your stories read like fairy tails , really nice. Love & light to you.
And something else: That Uranus is now exactly conjunct my Venus and in T-square with both rulers of my Ascendant (Scorpio)…… My Venus falls in my 5th house and rules my Sun (Taurus). Should I brace myself? or embrace my daughter? (she is in the process of steady transformation right now). Time will tell, as usual.:)
Hi Caroline – Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I am writing a book, or rather 3 at the moment! two astrology, one novel. I have more under my sleeve as well.
If the baby is born under this chart, it’ll certainly be a strong chart!
Powerful transit Caroline – I’d say a little of both perhaps, embraces are bracing 🙂
Your post about this Full Moon was inspirational. I read it after learning of the British royal heir’s birth. At last, the world can smile! Impressive chart indeed! All the elements are represented at zero degrees – a great wisdom being born. Reading your description was like reading this baby’s birth journey (“the tension is palpable” [labor pains – Kate labored for 10 hours]; “Uranus is retrograde so we’re [the baby] is absorbing it”; “it’s like taking a huge gulp of air before diving under [the birth canal] or holding your breath as you wait, for a surprise to be sprung [it’s a boy!].” Also, I’d say the yod with Venus and Pallas Athena (not Vesta) and the Moon speak to me of powerful feminine protection – the Fairy Godmother. There is much symbolism about the old world order or structures supporting the new in a great vision. This chart gives me hope again.
Hi Karen – thanks for your comment. Gosh yes, I never thought of the description like the process of birth but now you have said it, I can see what you mean. And well spotted with my Vesta mistake – how did she sneak in there? Edited 🙂