BY PATRICIA LILES WITH COMMENTARY FROM LENA
The full moon is Saturday, August 13 at 12:58 PM Mountain Daylight Time. This is a day for gratitude, gratitude and more gratitude. This may be challenging if you are in a place of being challenged. Trust that gratitude is the best antidote for feeling small, limited, insignificant and irritated. There are heavy influences now that are bringing out aggressive behaviors and reactionary activity in others. You yourself may be feeling a bit off and not know why. Don't take anything personally and spend some time in awareness exercises and being present. Make yourself energetically available to something wonderful landing in your lap without planning, effort or obsession. In this way you move your attention away from what might be wrong and towards what you are creating that is right. And stay away from those who do not support you.
Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Full Moon in Aquarius ~ Sun in Leo 20º
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, 12:59 PM MDT
The revolutionary underbelly of Aquarius is rearing its head as we head into the Full Moon period. Uranus and Pluto are squared off within a degree of each other and computer homepages are perfectly reflecting the energy. As Aquarius' ruler, Uranian energy is central to the collective archetype being played out. At this moment, revolt is hot and violent in the streets of London. Reflecting Pluto's part in the social dance, American economic stability is being rocked by plunging stock market values as she experiences her eighth Saturn return. Corporations are scoring big and democracy is barely in the game as they quarrel over who's the captain of the team.
What's not very apparent is that transiting Mars (planet of physical action, vitality, passion, and assertiveness) is now activating the Uranus-Pluto square (Aug 9-10). Mars, God of War, is intensifying, inflaming, and aggravating the energies of Uranus in Aries (ruled by Mars and representing young men, soldiers, and the police or anything to do with fire). We are also being bombarded with multiple solar flares and coronal mass ejections that are impacting our magnetic fields and ultimately our planetary body and physical body triggering large scale evolution shift and movement. Multiple websites are chronicling the manifestation of physical symptoms: increased earth movement, hurricanes, winds and volcanic action as well as increased headaches, stomach heat, worry, anxiety, fear. It almost feels like old patterns are being pulled right out of the bones. As we experience this powerful time of change, we also experience the personal challenges related to the creative cycle. Destruction is very much a part of creating, yet the body and mind are not all that comfortable with change and are slow to embrace it and let go and trust the flow towards the new. Do what you can to practice change. Move by choice into something unfamiliar and not your usual. Shake it up! Take a road trip. Embrace what you wouldn't normally engage. Let the old forms go. If one moves towards change and the unknown, it is less likely to come as a painful, unexpected slam. (Maybe).
Most prominent configuration in this chart is the Pluto-Uranus square (5º Capricorn-4ºAries). Mars at 6º Cancer opposes Pluto and squares Uranus forming a T-Square with plenty of tension fueling our desire to bust loose from what holds us in the old-mold rut. Juno, gracious goddess of partnership at 5º Libra, fills the final position to create a Grand Square with Pluto, Uranus and Mars. This is the refining energy we need to channel this powerhouse of energy into our partnerships and relationships clearing the energy for new life to enter where deadness and stagnation is buried. We may witness or experience the conflict between individual needs and relationship needs. Juno brings the desire for respect and equality into all relationship and she doesn't hesitate to bring up imbalances of power and injustice. She is the champion of the powerless and she is engaging the big dogs – Pluto, Uranus, and Mars to insure her relationships needs are heard at the personal and social levels. A Grand Square (or Cross) especially in cardinal signs as we have here needs to place these mega energies into new avenues of expression. New identity is budding. Here is the opportunity to create in new ways focused on the Leo-Aquarian principles of an evolved individual contributing to the universal cooperation within the social group. We are stepping into a time of creating in an expanded, multidimensional way where our thought forms can manifest our dream effortlessly and quickly. We all have had the experience recently of having an idea and ping! it manifests quicker than we thought possible. That's the direction we are heading towards. There is no holding this energy from spiraling to the next level of evolution; there is only resistance.
A beautiful Mystic Rectangle is also formed in the chart involving the Leo Sun opposite Aquarius Moon and sextiled (benevolent aspect) the North and South Nodes in Sagittarius-Gemini. Significant. It's linked to the Grand Square through midpoints and can find release for expression there. The Mystic Rectangle formed by trines and sextile aspects generally has the connotation of very practical and constructive action. Yes! Get a clear bead on your unique essence and give your gifts to the best of your ability.
I hate to even bring this up, being subtle and considered minor, except that it is focused exactly on the Full Moon at 20º so one must consider it. Suffice it to say that (this is a mouthful) the sesquiquadrate/square/sesquiquadrate formation which forms a kind of triangle with the apex at the Moon has the connotation of actualizing oneself and represents the yearning "to express one's internal awareness of self externally, within the social sphere." according to Michael R. Meyer. It just emphasizes the need to let our essences speak through our hearts and aim high. "Hold your heart high" as my daughter likes to say. Personal integrity and remembering our dream matter so much now as we participate in this evolution of the soul.
08/26 Mercury goes direct
08/28 New Moon 9:04 PM MDT
09/12 Full Moon 3:27 AM MDT