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Showing posts with label Taurus Full Moon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taurus Full Moon. Show all posts

Oct 28, 2012

Taurus Full Moon Oct 29, 2012 and a "Frankenstorm"

Rising Tides as Full Moon in Taurus perfects Monday Oct 29, 2012

by Jude Cowell

Already there's been a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in British Columbia, Canada and of course most folks know that Full Moons (and New) are times of high tides, a fact that provides no comfort for those on the East Coast of the US and in Sandy's path.

Originally I planned to post here a bit on the Oct 29th Full Moon as a "Halloween Moon" since it occurs near October 31st but since this "Frankenstorm" is being described as a "monster", it isn't necessary, is it?


In DC, a 2nd house Full Moon @6Tau47 perfects at 3:49:27 pm edt; Sun 6Sco47 near Saturn 2Sco52 in 8th H; Hour of Jupiter 15Gem19 Rx; ASC 11Pis33, a Water sign ruled and co-ruled by expansive Jupiter and oceanic Neptune which are, in the Full Moon horoscope, in a so-called hidden square aspect of 256 degrees indicating "castles" built upon sand and showing that much caution is needed for safety's sake.

In Washington DC, Jupiter has just crossed the IC 19Gem45 opposite Mars 16Sag22 which has just crossed MC so both are Angular denoting a potential for loss of life; watery Neptune 00Pis24 Rx and Chiron 5Pis06 Rx have just risen and are in the karmic 12th house of Hospitals--large buildings may be "undone" or flooded; transformative Pluto @7Cap23 (10th H) is apex of a T-Square formed by an opposition between Venus 1Lib33 (conjunct US natal MC in the 5:10 pm Sibly chart) and disruptive Uranus Rx rising (1st house) @5Ari24 which relates to power outages and to unexpected, upsetting events.

Actually, with transiting Mars in mid-Sagittarius, it's almost time for a Mars-opposite-natal-Mars transit for America's Geminian Mars, a period when physical challenges abound, and opponents exhibit an equal and determined show of strength--a time for routine tasks to be attended to with as much efficiency and as little waste as possible.

So if you, dear reader, are in Sandy's path--or inland where snowfall, winds, and heavy rain may be major problems--I hope you keep safe as possible and twice as warm and dry!

Nov 12, 2008

Full Moon of the Mystic Rectangle 11.13.08

Full Moon 21Tau15, Nov 13, 2008; 1:17:18 am est, White House, Washington, DC; Moon in 9th house, Sun 21Sco15 in 3rd house...and it's a chart full of challenges and gifts of the skills to meet them!

Now of course, the Moon is exalted in Taurus and very fat and happy - here we see Luna preening at her Taurean fullness as she reflects the Sun in Scorpio.

With Virgo ascending, the Taurean 9th cusp indicates a down-to-earth view of religion and philosophy; views are fixed (Taurus) and not likely to easily change.

Also there's insistence on the just handling of finances and relationships with a Taurean 9th cusp. One must be careful though with Taurus' shadow side: intolerance and greed.

Moon in 9th house has an emotional attachment to 9th house matters of religion, philosophy, and higher education. Social values come from childhood teachings with a 9th house Moon, with the 9th house's natural ruler, Jupiter, exalted in Cancer, the Moon's natural sign.

However, this emotional bias and identification with traditional values can limit the scope or depth of spiritual understanding, or there can be inspired intuition with this Moon placement - and with a celestial Mystic Rectangle overhead we may hope the latter is the case.

Sun in 3rd house likes words well said and Sun here spotlights communications. Since a Full Moon is the culmination of things begun at the last New Moon ('6Sco': "A Gold Rush"), and since the economic crisis is in the airwaves and on every one's menu, perhaps we'll be hearing something soothing for a change in the next two weeks concerning finances.

This Full Moon is part of a pattern, a Mystic Rectangle, a configuration consisting of two oppositions (the other being Saturn oppo Uranus) with planets sextiling one another on each end. In this chart you see the Mystic Rectangle highlighted in blue.

Not much has been written about this lovely-named pattern, but Bil Tierney says it indicates practical mysticism and points out that the sextiles and trines (Moon sextile Uranus; Sun sextile Saturn, so naturally Moon trines Saturn, Sun trines Uranus) gives opportunity for the awareness-revealing oppositions (Sun/Moon; Saturn/Uranus) to be utilized creatively. (Tierney, Dynamics of Aspect Analysis.)

So the challenges that oppositions normally bring are more effectively encountered than would be otherwise expected with the sextiles and trines easing the conflict and discord into satisfying resolutions.

Yippee! Who doesn't like satisfying resolutions?

Well, right. Some people do prefer things stirred up in order to justify their gripes and make way for what they see as improvements. Them, we can do without.

And with a Mystic Rectangle, the cosmos gives us chances for more balance in relationships (oppositions always relate to relationships, and sextiles and trines are considered helpful in Astrology) and makes possible an objective evaluation through intuition and insight.

Occurring during a Sun Hour, this Full Moon shows Venus still out-of-bounds (OOBs) and thus not part of the system of energies here. At a World Point, 00Cap45, we see her just beyond her hook-up with Pluto, a conjunction which has a bankruptcy influence, as well as other flavors I won't repeat from a previous post.

Actually, it looks to me as if Lady Venus is sashaying Pluto back into Capricorn for more breakdowns and restructurings!

Highlighted in pink is a T-Square with Sun/Moon pointing to Neptune 21AQ30 in 6th house of Work; Health; Service. This makes nebulous, spiritual Neptune the apex planet of a T-Square.

An apex planet directs the energy of the opposition and can indicate the general tone of the entire chart - especially since the opposition in question is the Full Moon. Here's the midpoint picture using Tyl and Ebertin...

Sun/Moon = Neptune: misunderstandings in relationships; inner discontent; deceptions and illusions; self-torment; one who is easily upset; the undermining of associations.

This apex Neptune tells the tale for which the Mystic Rectangle is needed!

And what about the Saturn/Uranus opposition? Any help there?

Well, Saturn is being quincunxed (inconjuncted - 150 degrees) by Neptune - and vice versa. Inconjuncts are often involved when there are health problems, and Neptune in 6th house indicates conditions which are difficult to detect or are incorrectly diagnosed. (Planets in Aspect, Rob Pelletier.)

Saturn inconj Neptune: stay away from those with infectious conditions! (Easy to say and usually hard to do.) There is a compelling spiritual motivation to bring social order to chaos, but programs with unclear goals should be avoided (such as 'Bailout Bills'?)

When Saturn and Neptune are inconjunct, it's typical that those who serve are abused in some way - self-protection becomes extremely important. This morning NPR reported that an American aid worker and his driver have been killed in Afghanistan. And thus it goes.

Plus, there is a tendency for those who would serve to take on too much or to feel responsible for what should be the tasks of others - Senator Barack Obama comes to mind and scapegoating by some will be a real temptation or possibility with his presidency. (His awareness of these tendencies will help.)

The good news is that beneficent Jupiter, who often acts as a guardian angel, is applying in trine to Saturn (0A53) and sextiling Uranus (separating, but 00S00 - they are both 18:50!) so an olden term in Astrology for Jupiter here is: Thales planet, or Thales Point.

In (American) Political or Mundane Astrology we use Jupiter to signify the Republican Party, with Saturn for the Democrats. In this lovely trine, we see the peaceful transfer of power now occurring in Washington between the parties and administrations.

Uncomfortably for this reluctant astrologer, Jupiter is still on the '18Cap' degree, which is the New World Order degree in my book due to its activation at the Great Conjunction of Uranus and Neptune in the early 90s when Bush Sr called for the NWO.

The current financial crisis, engineered as it may be, is the opportunity they've been working toward, and you've heard the words, "a new economic world order' in the news lately, haven't you?

Actually, I'd say it's more a culmination of their plans which are in process of being realized by the opportunity they created with the economic meltdown. How excited the shadowy 'they' must be!

Back to the Full Moon chart:

At the Ic, or Foundation Point, I have marked its 11Sag33 because it is the position of Dec 30, 1999's conjunction of the plutocratic corporatism pair, Pluto and Chiron. The midpoint of Sun and Pluto is there as well, so because it's about polarities, we have...

Sun/Pluto = Mc: power games with important consequences; striving for power; consciousness of objectives and goals; vocational crises; violence with emotional consequences.

The Sun/Pluto pair, says Ebertin = 'craving for rulership and disadvantages through the former; the power of attainment; pioneers; martyrs; rulers; leadership; danger; arrogance; fanatical aspirations; creative power.'

Orating Mercury in deep-thinking Scorpio is in Nodal Degree (same degree as the Nodal axis - here, 13) which represents a fated or karmic condition. And their midpoint is one degree from Pluto which is close enough for us to consider the midpoint picture formed...

Mercury/NN = Pluto: the thrust of intellect; lording it over others; the desire to be intellectually superior.

Plus, there are two other planetary pictures in this chart...

Mercury/Mars = Sun: putting one's foot down; making a point strongly; standing up for one's position; enjoying a good argument; a man of quick decisions; manly and brave thinking and acting; a positive or firm demeanor; determination; the ability to succeed.

NN/ASC = Mars: team spirit; an intense working together with colleagues; an association or organization fighting to uphold its common ideas and principles; working for the common good; the do-er. (This may partially describe the do-er that the Saturn/Neptune inconjunct will take advantage of...or maybe not.)

Whew! That's a lot at the Base of this Full Moon chart but all we have to do is listen to, watch, or read the news - no Astrology necessary.

And with Saturn rising, the Saturn/Uranus opposition is on the menu from the get-go. This pair of planets is associated with the Middle East, and with Israel and Palestine in particular.

And of course our November 4 elections was the day the opposition perfected, with a few more votes to be counted (Dec 2 is a senate run-off here in Georgia - Chambliss vs Martin. My local radio station just announced that John McCain will be coming to GA to stump for Chambliss - McCain's first stumping (other than last night's TV appearance where he touted Palin's future endeavors) since he lost the presidency. Goody for us, but will it be enough to help the Bush-loving Chambliss?)

(Counterpunch! It's an hour later and they're now announcing that Obama campaign field operatives are on the way to GA to help with Jim Martin's grassroots organizing - yes! and thanks. Chambliss needs to go.)

Now Back to Saturn/Uranus:

So we may say that their opposition is the 'Full Moon' of the Saturn/Uranus cycle which began with their conj in 1988. (I'll not repeat previous blurbs about this cycle.) This means that issues from 1988 resurface for resolution (Mystic Rectangle!) - or for brewing tensions to fully express.

The chart's Kite patterns are marked with penned dashes and I hope you can see them both. Kites are actually modified Grand Trines with a planet/s at a fourth point opposite one of the trine's planets and simultaneously sextiling the other two planets.

You see the kite tails I've drawn - one on Saturn, one on the Moon, which operate here as stimuli for the trines' creative outpouring of special skills and talents.

So a Kite adds more chances for successful use of Grand Trine energies which are gifts from the cosmos. This is an Earth Grand Trine which emphasizes the calming, comforting, and attracting power of a Grand Trine pattern...very magnetic.

Earth Grand Trines accumulate and skillfully manage assets and resources with common sense, and having a Taurean Moon as a driving force may bring solid results.

But for whom? we may rightfully ask.

This chart seems to indicate that working for the common good may now bring positive results for the people as this Full Moon shows us the way. And Moon in a national chart = The People.

In conclusion: my hope is that with all this good will from On High, the world can find a better path now which is being kindly lightened by the rays of a lovely Taurean Full Moon.


My excellent friend, astrologer Monica Starr, has posted an article about tonight's Full Moon in Taurus relating it to the natal chart of the New York Stock Exhange. (Nov 12 or Nov 13 - depends on your time zone since the Moon is full at 1:17 am est - I set the above chart for DC, Eastern time zone.)

Monica is well-versed in Astrology AND financials so you'll want to see what she has to say about this Full Moon occurring in one of the money signs - Taurus, a sign that is nothing if not on the bullish side.

Oct 24, 2007

Taurus Full Moon Oct 26, 2007

Full Moon 2Tau24, Oct 26, 2007, 12:53 am edt; Moon at MC over White House:

Hour of Mercury (thinking; communications; planning), with testy Mars still out-of-bounds in Cancer, sign of security issues. (On one level, Mars seems lately to be representing Erik Prince of Blackwater. Prince is definitely an out-of-bounds kind of guy.)

Mystic Rectangle pattern: Moon/MC, Saturn, Sun, North Node (NN) = practical mysticism. Disruptive rebel Uranus in 8th house of shared resources, conj Fixed Star Achernar, crises; risk of rapid endings; Moon conj asteroid, Aesculapia (health); and asteroid Hera (bringing to account) is rising...Hera and Aesculapia are Angular and thus have outlets for manifestation.

Grand Trine between Sun, Mars, and NN noted on chart--please click-to-enlarge. Water Grand Trines are mainly concerned with gaining security, North Node with associations, and connections with the public.

You'll find that Lynda Hill's Sabian Symbols analysis on Friday's Full Moon Clover and Rainbows and a Whole Box of Dice, gives details along with cautions for this Full Moon's degree--a Full Moon being the culmination stage of something begun two weeks ago at the New Moon, as you know.

This Full Moon is about relationships of all sorts and as you see here, it is exact (partile) immediately over the White House! What will the Full Moon bring to light?

The Taurus-Scorpio axis is the values/money axis, of course, but also relates to death, undercover work (sexual and spying), and other hidden or underground things.

I took a look at the Atom Split chart and was glad to see no particular correspondances between it and the Full Moon chart, but there are 'separation' and 'illness' connections to George Bush's natal chart...Moon conj Aesculapia, as noted.

The illness may be his or someone's in his environment, but even so, I believe it relates to bio-terrorism, the CDC, and Aviary concerns which (normal) people have these days, including the safety of vaccinations which are foisted upon us. And if they make ya sick, ya can't sue, remember, so don't even try.

More (previously unknown) undercover operations may come to notice in the next few weeks although many are in the news now...undoubtedly there will be more revelations and discoveries. (Plus, the 'Unmasking' Eclipse is coming up in Feb, 2008.)

With Apollo, the hero, conjunct Bush's natal Mercury, he's feeling his quixotic oats yet others are not cooperating as they should. As our leader (of sorts) his intractability and betrayals reflect unfavorably upon our nation and I'm sure you've been reading about Russia and other countries bucking the Bush line more and more. World domination is hard werk.

The Sept 11 Solar Eclipse 18Vir24 (9 New South Series) is in the 2nd house of money, earning ability, and values indicating that the financial effects of 9/11 are still reverberating through our economy even though our government and the Fed would like to deny it.

Brady's Predictive Astrology gives the 9NSouth Series as:

bringing to the surface long-term worries about loved ones, health, or paperwork and communications issues. Responsibilities with paperwork come home to roost (over the White House?) and news has a sense of destiny or fatedness about it.

Well, Cuba's loose canon is saying that our loose canon in the White House will start WWIII so you may wish to read the little ditty I wrote in early '06, called Chaos Blues...blues which have only intensified as the Bush regime has steamrolled along, demolishing what we once knew as America.

And now a few words about the presidency residency from 1970:

"When the President starts lying he begins to need evidence to back up his lies because in this democracy he is questioned on his statements. It then percolates down through the bureaucracy that you are helping the Boss if you come up with evidence that is supportive of our public position and you are distinctly unhelpful if you commit to paper statements that might leak to the wrong people.

The effect of that is to poison the flow of information to the President himself and to create a situation where a President can be almost, to use a metaphor, psychotically divorced from the realities in which he is acting...."

Daniel Ellsburg to the US Senate on Foreign Relations, May 13, 1970#

Quote Shout-Out goes to Information Clearing House.

The Full Moon astronomically speaking from Space Weather News for Oct. 23, 2007

BIG FULL MOON: This week's full Moon (Oct. 25-26) is the biggest full Moon of 2007. It's no illusion. Some full Moons are genuinely larger than others and Thursday night's will be as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons we've seen earlier this year. Check for the reasons why.

SPACESHIP SIGHTINGS: Space shuttle Discovery launched this morning (Oct 23) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on a two-week mission to the International Space Station (ISS). This means sky watchers should be alert for spaceship flybys in the nights ahead. Both Discovery and ISS will make favorable passes over many US cities with the possibility of double flybys later this week when the two spacecraft are about to dock.

Subscribers to Spaceweather PHONE (SpaceWeather) will receive email and telephone alerts of flybys in viewing range of their hometowns.#

Groovy. But the war-in-space plot thickens.