June 12th Full Moon in Sagittarius, 2:11PM, PDT

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This full moon will be conjunct my natal Neptune, within a 2 degree orb, so there’s a good possibility that Neptune will influence how I read this full moon’s chart.  Neptune will be making some ‘friendly’ aspects to Pluto (sextile, 60 degrees) and the retrograde planet Mercury (trine, 120 degrees).  So, I anticipate that what I have to write will be relevant to at least some of you.

The Sun part of the (Sun opposite Moon = Full Moon) equation will be occurring right on the cusp of my natal 11th house. This is the 5/11 house axis that relates to the individual’s creative output (5th) and the groups, friendships and associations (11th), with whom the individual is participating. With the full moon on my 11th house, it’s about these groups and friendships, community hopes and ideals, coming to fruition in some way. Sure. I can see that. Also, Gemini and Sagittarius are natural rulers of the 3rd/9th houses of the mentality, neighbors, local networks (3rd) and higher learning, educational institution, and publication (9th).

With Full Moon square Chiron, it’s also about healing wounds that arose from previous attempts with groups, friendships, and associations, and thus culminating into new fields of learning and associations. I AM really experiencing a lot of new growth showing up in that area of my life, as the moon deals with the public and Chiron with healing.

A full moon will bring something visible to your awareness in the area/house placement in your natal chart where it occurs. If you are looking at your own chart, see where 22 degrees of Gemini/Sagittarius are housed. See what planets are aspecting the full moon in your nativity; and then, look at those aspects by transit and progression.

General themes

The Full Moon in Sagittarius is squaring Chiron in Pisces.  Sagittarius is about seeing the “bigger picture,” it relates to optimism and faith. Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter (ancient ruler of the sign Pisces) and represents grand portions and big plans. Sagittarius is also the natural ruler of the 9th house, in any nativity. Pisces is about spirituality and psychic experiences (Jupiter is the ancient ruler of Pisces). All in all, there’s a call to faith here that will take some effort for going the long distance (square aspect 90 degrees).

Gemini/Sagittarius: Anatomy & Function

According to Max Heindel in his book called, The Message of the Stars, “Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs, the femur, ilium, the coccygeal and sacral regions of the spine, the iliac arteries and veins, [and] sciatic nerves.” (p.543) According to Robert Carl Jansky in his book, Astrology, Nutrition, and Health, “the physiological functions of this [Gemini/Sagittarius] sign pair are distributive and locomotive.” (p.24). Gemini rules the lungs and trachea, and commonly known to astrologers is that Gemini is the ruler of the 3rd house of communication and short distance travel.

Pisces Correlations: Host of transiting Chiron (Wounded-healer)

In Jeffrey Wolf Green’s Evolutionary Astrology book called, Medical Astrology: Astrological correlations to anatomy, physiology, and the chakra system, he makes the following associations for Pisces with regard to the Chakra system as well as other processes. Neptune/Pisces/12th house: crown chakra, sacral chakra with co-ruler Jupiter, and the astral body. “Neptune also correlates with the phenomena of consciousness, the consciousness of the Soul. It correlates with sleep/being awake, dreams, visions, and hallucinations that occur within consciousness.” (p.23)

Finally, this Sagittarius Full Moon forms a trine (120 degree) aspect with Uranus in Aries. This is more fuel for fire in the ‘change and inspiration’ aka “newness” department of our lives. Aries rules the 1st house in the natural astrological chart. It deals with beginnings. The awakening involved with Uranus in Aries really is bringing in the ‘Age of Aquarius.’ It is fitting for Uranus to be cast in this role, as Uranus is the archetypal ruler of Aquarius in the form of Prometheus – one who stole fire from the gods and gave it to man!

References:

Green, J.W. (2014).  Medical astrology: Astrological correlations to anatomy, physiology and the chakra system. San Bernardino, CA: School of Evolutionary Astrology.

Heindl, M. (1976). The Message of the Stars.  Pasadena, CA: Wood & Jones.

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A photograph of my yogi tea message for today.

 

 

Uranus square Pluto is activated. These are the times we are in.

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                This is the current planetary configuration. Bare with me, it is more than a mouthful: Moon conjunct Jupiter in Cancer, which is opposite Venus conjunct Pluto square Uranus in Capricorn. (by the time I finish this, the moon will be in loose conjunction with Jupiter—hopefully)

I’ve been writing a bit about how Uranus square Pluto is a major planetary transit (a longer term cycle) that is revolutionizing our culture (the world’s culture).  I’ll briefly elucidate, but first: An aspect is formed by at least two bodies or mathematical points of value in an astrological chart. You know, like in music, you need a couple of notes in unison to define a chord.  Well in astrology, you need at least two to form an aspect. You can also think about geometry.  In geometry you need two points to make a line, or a straight line joining the ends of an arc. Think of an aspect as a line between two points that may be connected loosely, or fairly taut—varying degrees of tension. Now imagine a line where both ends are getting pulled but neither end is gaining, and the string still doesn’t break.  What you have with this square is a “push-pull” feel to it.  With the push-pull energy, we’ve generated a lot of energy, like a sort of gravitational potential energy.

What’s being pushed/pulled you might ask? (Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn)

So the individual energies that I’ll discuss, as the signs, are undergoing a period of what I call renegotiation, but with a deadline.  With the square, there’s a sense of urgency, and what we are talking about is a revolution from 2012-2015, a revolution, literally, that just keeps us working on certain energy-patterns, or planetary themes.  This is our collective work, to ascend the stairs of 7 exact squares. Aside from that longer-term collective job, we have our own individual relationship to the current transiting planetary configurations, and those were established at the time of our birth. That said, let’s stick just a few more moments with the basic story before we go into sub-stories (I’d need to study your chart to look at your personal stories, anyways). For now, I’m going to continue with the Uranus/Pluto square.

First, Capricorn is the sign of worldliness, it relates to the values that the world holds at large, and here’s a laundry list of terms associated with Capricorn: serious, businesslike, tried-n-true, dealing with the public image, discipline, anything associated with the planet Saturn, the sign’s ruler. It’s not really an endless list, but there are some specific key terms that you’ll see on repeat no matter where you go to look for Capricorn key terms. After a while, you internalize them and sometimes, as with any language, you develop your own special relationship to the meaning of those words and start to work with nuance. We are not talking about nuance here. Not now.

Ok, so Pluto, the once-called-planet and symbol of underworld destroyer or as I like to say, “Provocateur of deep transformation” is transiting the sign of Capricorn which is the structure of government, business, policy – you know from the previous paragraph—Capricorn stuff.

Moving right along we’ve got the planet Uranus that stands for everything nouveau, advent garde (seems I can’t find a suitable English word). Uranus is referred to as “the awakener,” by many astrologers. Imagine a gong, or a bell rang in the middle of your meditation. The Tibetans have some really nice examples of crashing sounds to awaken your mind from any form of drifting from the present moment. Also with Uranus, think of the Tesla-type of person (Uranus is in charge of electricity), think of another inventor, Elon Musk. Elon Musk has Aries rising—with Uranus in the 7th angular house. Houses of angularity (1, 4, 7, 10 are the major defining points of the chart).

Shall I not digress, I will proceed with a brief mention of the sign Aries. Aries is the fire and the force of starting all things, spring comes into action by a seemingly spontaneous process. Aries is a good placement for Uranus, for in Aries, Uranus is said to be exalted. The essence of Aries is ME!  I AM, ME!  So you have the individual struggling for existence, fighting back for the RIGHT to not be consumed by huge corporations that swallow individuals whole after gutting them of all their money and talents—inspiration and essence. You have the growth of entrepreneurs, and people looking to the “flame” or Aries fire, the spark of spirit to guide them back into a meaningful experience on Earth (if perchance they have danced away from the life-breath of the flame of their own inspired life).

Finally, the sub-stories:

Transiting Venus conjunct Pluto will activate the Uranus/Pluto square but by adding an additional theme of love relationships, transforming values, possessions, and deeper experiences of beauty. If your birth chart shows planetary squares from Venus to Saturn or other uncomfortable aspects (which I shall not go into here) you likely *feel* it now, especially your trials with relationships and experiences with money over the holiday season. Just remember, this is another opportunity to transform this challenging energy into constructive energy. The key with square is to *use creativity.* The square’s dynamic forces us to find a constructive outlet… otherwise, you’ve got the old, karmic routine.

Jupiter conjunct moon in Cancer is also activating the Uranus/Pluto square (this is why I spend so much more time on the larger theme of the story—it’s getting activated), the experience of Jupiter (abundance) alongside the experience of Moon (emotions, past, family) brings embellishment, this can be overwhelming or fulfilling, but the energy of Jupiter brings expansion to longer lasting experience of Uranus/Pluto square. That is, Jupiter will expand or make larger anything it is “seen with” in the sky.