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Archive for the ‘Full Moon’ Category

 

Looking for the weekly weather?  To the right, see the calendar with August 22 underlined?  Click on that to bring up the weekly weather for the week of August 23.  Or scroll down in the list on the right and click on Weekly Weather August 23, 2010 right below the entry for the Full Moon. 

 

Full Moon August 24, 2010

August 24, 2010

1:26 Virgo Sun/Pisces Moon

1:05 pm EDT

10:05 am PDT

The Full Moon for August 24 takes us on a magical journey. The t-square which has been causing us so many life changes has peaked, perfected, culminated. It is starting to separate, ease, release, and move apart. We’ll feel the tensions of the past month start to abate over the course of the week. We are now moving forward on our new path, like it or not. Hopefully, we like it! It is our path after all!

Cast for Washington, D.C, the Sun is conjunct the fixed star Regulus, high in the chart. Regulus is conjoined to the Midheaven. Regulus is part of the body of the Lion in Leo’s constellation. It is a proud, brave and regal star situated on the Lion‘s heart. A triple star, it is white and aquamarine. It was one of the Royal stars of Persia in 3,000 B.C. when as the watcher of the North, it marked the Summer Solstice. It offers success, honor, preferment, good fortune, high office, power, authority, high and lofty ideals, strength of spirit and makes the native be magnanimous, liberal, generous, and ambitious, fond of power, desirous of command, high spirited and independent. It also signifies the native can die an unhappy death, and his honors, greatness and power will suffer an eclipse and set in a cloud if he abuses his gifts. Violence, trouble, and ultimate disgrace combines with ruin, sickness, fevers, and benefits that seldom last are features of this star‘s story if the gifts bestowed by the Lion‘s Heart are abused.

When we look at a Mundane chart, such as the New or Full Moon charts, we are looking to see what the energy of the lunation presents to us as a story to pay attention to. In the spring of 2009 when the New Moon seeded the current Full Moon, the “Craigslist Killer”, Philip Markoff was arrested for killing a young woman and robbing other women he met via Craig’s List advertisements. At the time, Mr. Markoff was to all appearances, all-American handsome twenty-three-year-old man who could be the guy next door, clean-cut and casually dressed. He was a brilliant, well-regarded medical student at Boston University, engaged to be married on a beach at sunset to a beautiful and trusting fiancé. He liked to gamble with his girlfriend at local casinos. Under the Full Moon’s energy and watchful light, he took his own life, in his jail cell in a rather violent manner a year and a day after his cancelled wedding to the woman whose name he wrote in his own blood on his cell wall. Such is the nature of Regulus ~ fabulous success which can completely collapse if misused.

The planet Uranus is joined to the fixed star Scheat at 29 Pisces. Scheat is a deep yellow star situated on the left leg of Pegasus. It causes extreme misfortune, murder, suicide and drowning. Joined to Uranus, we find deceitful practices, vacillation, it is bad for gain, involved in difficulties due to your own acts, accidents, death through drowning or by water.

Zuben Elgenubi and Zuben Eschamali, the Southern (negative) and Northern (positive) scale respectively sit on the Ascendant. These stars suggest honor, distinction, and ambition ~ a study in polarities. One star shows the light, bright side while the other shows the shadowy, darker side of honor, distinction and ambition. These stars are especially active in reform or social justice. Eschamali wants the material side of social reform and justice. We find it active when it is connected to a strong personal gain or power motive. It is more mercenary, you help them, they help you. Elgenubi differs as its prime motive is not personal gain but acts done for the joy of giving.

Fixed stars angular (Regulus and the Scales) and tightly joined to planets (Scheat) are symbolic, important markers of the energy of the Full Moon as well as descriptive of the energy we can expect to work with under this Full Moon. If you know people are having a tough time under the Full Moon, make sure to reach out to them and let them know the difficult energy will start to abate soon as the cardinal t-square starts to separate this week.

Mercury is stationing and moving slowly retrograde. He is sitting right on the degree of the Sun and Saturn/Pluto opposition taking place on 9-11World Trade Center attacks. Mars and Venus are sitting on the USA’s Saturn and New York City’s Ascendant. Old soul wounds will be surfacing for under this moon for us to deal with emotionally. The Moon in Pisces is highly intuitive, very sensitive and deeply receptive. That is why the proposed community center and mosque planned for three blocks from the former site of the collapsed World Trade Center is provoking such craziness across the nation. And you thought you’d emotionally handled 9-11!?

The Moon in Pisces is the recipient of a sesquiquadrate from Mars and Venus in Libra suggesting emotional stresses around relationships and sensitive reactions to how partnerships are proceeding (or not proceeding). Venus and Mars in Libra suggest there is can be a bit of a tendency to blame the other person rather than owning or taking responsibility for your own behavior. The South Node in Cancer is sesquiquadrate to Neptune in Aquarius so we may have a great deal of difficulty in seeing our role in the situation.

When I read for folks, I often am amazed at how the transits that appear in their chart are reflected by the people they have attracted into their life to help them realize their soul’s path. The people you have attracted into your life ~ good, bad or indifferent ~ are there to help YOU and YOUR SOUL grow to be the best you possible.

So if you love them or are indifferent to them, no problem. Continue. However, IF they are driving you crazy, they are merely a reflection of what your chart says YOU need to figure out to get to where you are going or supposed to go in your life. They are an area you still have to resolve and figure out. Those difficult, irritating, annoying and crazy making people or situations reflect an area of your own life where you are struggling to get clear. Bless them for illuminating your issue. Take full and complete ownership of your issue. That does not mean you have to “fix them”. Or nag them. Or yell at them. Or make them do it. They get to fix themselves. Or they get to not fix themselves. Maybe they like themselves just the way they are. It does mean you have to get clear on why they are driving you so crazy right now.

Essentially, it is all about choice. Saturn, Mars and Venus are squaring the Nodes of Destiny. Their midpoints are exactly square the Nodes of Destiny. We face a choice. We face a major, major choice.

The question asked by the Full Moon is “So, what do you want?” Answer that question, using sentences that start with the “I” word. Your sentence can‘t start with a “You” or “They” or words that request the other guy comply to your wants, demands or needs. It ain’t going to happen. You can’t make the other guy do anything they don’t want to do right now. You can only do for yourself what you want. The people holding title to the land for the proposed community center and mosque a few blocks from Ground Zero have as of right permission to build, like it or not. Let the Full Moon guide you to your own sense of freedom and connection.

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Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the Sabian Image for the Moon in Pisces is A SQUIRREL HIDING FROM HUNTERS

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Commentary: ‘A Squirrel Hiding From Hunters’ is an image of fear, worry and apprehension. The &lsqu
o;Squirrel’ senses it is somehow threatened, or that its very survival is at risk. The ‘Squirrel’ is afraid to come out into the open because of a perception that something is out to get them, whether it is true or not. There’s a need, or an instinct, to hide from the threatening or aggressive elements in life.

 

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Oracle: Is someone fretting about their position or future? There may be a sense of aggression in the air where you, or someone you know, may be one of the smaller players. Sometimes the “enemy” is actually not really there, and we make it up through fear or paranoia. To be cautious is wise, but hiding oneself away can lead to missed opportunities for any kind of nourishment and the possibility of freedom, sunshine and basking in the light. The provision of nourishment and sustenance may be difficult if one feels somehow threatened. This feeling of “threat” can happen on any level. It may have been a necessary process to go through the fright, care and worry facing you, but the time has to eventually come when you can feel safe and able to enjoy your life. Is your neighborhood threatening or unsafe in some way? Although we may not like to admit it, sometimes ‘Hiding’ away is the best option, whether your fears are real or merely imagined. This can give you time to sort things through in your heart and mind to decide what your next move will be. This Symbol can bring nervousness and a lack of sleep. Why do you feel victimized and “holed-up” in this matter? Perhaps a safer home, or living environment, would make things easier. It is true that if we project fear out into our environment, it will most likely manifest in a reaction or event somewhere. What creative solutions can your employ to ensure a safe outcome for all concerned? After all, do the ‘Hunters’ really want to shoot a ‘Squirrel’?

 

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Keywords: Using tactics to ensure survival. ‘Hiding’ one’s self away. Not stepping out into the big wide world for fear of making the wrong move. Security systems. Caution and reserve. Using commonsense. Things or people that feel tiny, uncertain or insecure. Refuges and the need for them. Staying out of people’s way. Staying home. Locks and keys. Stockpiling for harder times.

 

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The Caution: People picking on each other. Being bullied out of what you deserve. Giving those “out there” more power than they warrant. Not trusting life. Paranoia. Running away from things. Not wanting to go out and socialize. Truancy. Not speaking up for fear of being shot down. Threats of terrorism. Having to lie about one’s whereabouts. Not answering the door. Hiding away. Being caged in. Agoraphobia. Claustrophobia.

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Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is? Frank Scully

God gives the nuts but he does not crack them. German Proverb

Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best. Chinese Proverb

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear. Jawaharlal Nehru

Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel. Kashmiri Proverb

A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den. Chinese Saying

The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all. Desiderius Erasmus

One of the rules of caution is not to be too cautious. Bahya ibn Paquda

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self. Millicent Fenwick

Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the Sabian Image for the Virgo Sun is A LARGE WHITE CROSS, DOMINATING THE LANDSCAPE, STANDS ALONE ON TOP OF A HIGH HILL

 

Commentary: ‘A Large White Cross, Dominating the Landscape, Stands Alone on Top of a High Hill’ is a symbol of suffering and loss and the hope of faith and salvation. Symbols such as the ‘Cross’ have long had a deep, meaningful and powerful influence on people. The fact that the ‘Cross’ is ‘Standing Alone’ depicts a sense of desertion, perhaps of one’s faith or life circumstances. This can bring a sense of isolation. The idea, or belief, that suffering and the giving up of one’s personal desires as a means to salvation has special significance for many people, but what does it really mean? A sense of true religion is supposed to unite people in many ways. However, dogmatic expressions of faith can either unite or divide people, even in what should be seen as a common cause. People need symbols of faith to rally around, things to inspire them.

 

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Oracle: Feelings of loneliness or loss can be healed with signs of hope and faith for a brighter future. A religious experience can change ones life and lead to spiritual fulfillment and the highest sense of joy. However, these experiences can also lead to throwing ones life away. This can be caused by too much emphasis on spiritual and “other worldly” values, which can lead people to lose their day-to-day lives. Some may feel that they are being treated like a scapegoat, being “hung out to dry”, punished for doing something or being different or special in some way. Instead of having a “cross to bear”, we can work at realigning ourselves with our true desires and allegiances. We can ground our selves and our lives, by creating a balanced set of circumstances in our life: money, relationships, family, career, etc. This can also lead to a stronger sense of purpose and spirituality, dissipating feelings of sacrifice, separation or loneliness.

 

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Keywords: Religious ideals dominating. The fear or the wonder of God. Following a mystic Path. The need to find a savior. Being alone and forgotten. Monuments to pain and suffering. Tributes to, or memories of, those lost or gone before. Reminders of salvation. Images of redemption. The Church. Christianity and other religions. Martyrdom.

 

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The Caution: Aloneness and/or sacrifice or the yearning for it. Dogmatism. Scapegoating. Days in the wilderness alone. Religion dictating against one’s desires or needs. Symbols that inspire guilt and anguish instead of love, acceptance and forgiveness. Institutions disregarding individual rights. Lording it over others. Bullying under the guise of religion. Imposing figures.

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The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives. Georges Bataille

The heresies we should fear are those which can be confused with orthodoxy. Jorge Luis Borges

Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt. Susan Sontag

Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief. Arthur Schnitzler

If you bear the cross willingly, it will bear you. Thomas A. Kempis

Forgive me my nonsense as I forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. Anon

Christ was crucified for saying “the Kingdom is within you.” Joseph Campbell

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down
his life for his friends. Jesus Christ

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Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the Sabian Symbols appears with her permission. Check her work out at http://www.sabiansymbols.typepad.com or #http://www.sabiansymbols.com

Copyright © 2010 A. C. Ortelee

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