Check out EarthSky for astronomical info on the Full Moon (Hunter's Moon) of Friday, October 22, 2010. Astrologically, the Full Moon clocks in at 29Ari33 with Sun 29Lib33, both crisis degrees, and eager to reach Taurus/Scorpio.
In Washington DC, the luminaries oppose one another (relationships; awareness) across the 5/11 axis of the will, and perfect at 9:36:28 pm edt, says my Solar Fire software. The Hour is Mercury 3Sco35: Venus is Rx @ 9Sco00. Sun, Mercury, and Venus are in 5th house of Creative Pursuits, Gambling, and Risk-Taking.
The Full Moon's rising degree 29Gem00 (in DC) brings up the topic of the upcoming December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse 29Gem21 - another 29th degree indicating crisis or critical conditions. Also rising? Hades, a pseudonym for Pluto - and Pluto 3Cap11 is across the axis in setting position (Desc) with North Node 4Cap55. Pluto, NN, and the Moon will meet precisely @ 3Cap36 on November 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm edt, Washington DC. The trio has a definite public relations/publicity vibe along with mass detiny indications.
The December 21 Lunar Eclipse has been blogged upon already so you may find the post linked in the sidebar under "SO'W's Top 10 Posts." Warning: markets and finances may be adversely affected though we're still operating under the rays of the last Solar Eclipse of July 11, 2010: things at first seem worse, then clear with successful outcomes. Yet soon the New Year arrives and awaiting is the Solar Eclipse of January 4, 2011, also at crisis degree and opposing US natal Sun (the leader); domestic and foreign conditions are of critical concern for the president.
Chart-ruler Mercury makes two applying aspects: sextile NN (1A20) and conjunction Venus (5A26), both indicative of easy, and perhaps pleasant, communications and meetings. In fact, the Mercury/NN sextile forms the base of a YOD pattern that points toward President Obama's natal Moon in Gemini...
Tr Mercury/NN = n Moon: sharing emotional thoughts with others; details meant for the general public; sensitivity about how others use the information presented; using associates to research or pass on information; locating people to gather info or intell. (Tyl; Munkasey.)
Also, there's a Mystic Rectangle pattern formed, if you don't mind using the ASC (which conjoins the Dec 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse) and NN, between: Moon, Pluto, NN, ASC, Sun, and Mercury. This is a pattern of practical mysticism; no planets are out-of-bounds so all energies are busily working on the earthly plane.
At Midheaven (The Goal; Aspirations) is President Obama's natal Chiron 6 Pisces and US natal Ceres and Pluto/Chrion midpoint (2-degree orb); the current Solar Eclipse's degree 19Can24 conjoins the Hunter Full Moon's 2nd cusp of Money, Self-Worth, and Earning Ability. SN, a Saturnian point of separation, rises in 1st house, not a fortunate placement and indicating some sort of separation or dependency on past behavior.
Old Man Saturn himself 10Lib26 conjoins the 5th cusp 10Lib24; testosterone-driven Mars 26Sco17 (6th house) is disturbingly conjoined with transiting asteroids Eros (the piercing) and Icarus (associated with assassinations, on one level.) Saturn rules the 8th house of High Finance; monetary retrictions continue.
America's Saturn Return (14Lib48) occurs soon when our nation's authority and maturity will be tested and accountability will not be avoided. One thinks of the latest news today about the banking-foreclosure crisis (robo-gate?) and the potential, massive burden on US taxpayers thanks to the criminals on Wall Street and on Capitol Hill, plus Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac, agencies that have already helped funnel the American into indebtedness for years to come.
(I finally got around to finishing Matt Taibbi's Rolling Stone article from the August 19, 2010 issue, How Wall Street Won so don't even ask me any time soon my true feelings about Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Blanche Lincoln, Tim Geithner, or the rest of the predators and pawns infesting our nation and representing themselves as offering us "financial reform legislation." Puh!)
But enough of Washington politics, its corruption, fraud, manipulation, and downright sorriness!
For there's a Full Moon to admire Friday evening so happily I pass you on to an insightful analysis of the Hunter Full Moon of October 22, 2010 authored by Julie Demboski, in a post titled 'The Precipice' with its 'factor of revelation'!