The Sun in Cancer is leaving a trine with Ceres in Pisces and joining Vesta in conjunction before he’s lining up with the Earth and the Moon for the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse at 9:44 pm PDT that’s the third one in this particular eclipse season and will bring the Cancer lunation cycle to it’s culmination.
A season has come to an end in our life as well that was defined by waiting, longing and hoping in order to protect, nurture and support something we care for and this has resulted in growing dedication to Self-care, our families, our tribe, our country and our private causes, but also in the realization that we have to live with ‘nature’ and thus, embrace this sheltered way of life.
However, with Juno in Libra opposing Chiron in Aries and forming a quincunx to Uranus in Taurus and the triple conjunction of retrograde Pallas, retrograde Jupiter and retrograde Pluto in Capricorn squaring Eris in Aries, the cards are stacked against us with many of us pushed into a corner and forced to accept their circumstances or realities, knowing they can’t win. Trapped in one form of confinement or another, we turn against each other, ready to fight those, who are not agreeing with us or are not of the same belief system or have wronged us in some other way.
When we had enough of the injustice, the errors in judgement, the incompetence, the undeserved privileges and the unfair rules or laws, the time has come for us to take a stand and rock the boat. Although we might be defeated, we won’t hold back and we wont’ let them get away with it – we push back, we confront, we accuse and we won’t budge an inch. Once we reach our tolerance threshold, things could get nasty. Accumulated anger and frustration are hard to contain.
As retrograde Mercury in Cancer engages in a semi-sextile with Venus in Gemini, over which he holds disposition, it is important that we take a moment and pause before we speak. We might want to reconsider before things will get out of hand and make matters worse. Reviewing and rethinking our inherent values will help us to recognize our subjectivity in situations when our feelings, moods and pre-conditioned response patterns take over.
At this Full Moon issues concerning our authority, control, structure, responsibilities, status, attainment and management are coming to a head and could result in conflicts that involve dependency, support, supply and care. Therefore, we need to focus on reconciling, resolving and working terms and conditions out.
This Full Moon in Capricorn is an Appulse Lunar Eclipse, which means in astronomical terms that the Moon will only enter the penumbra of the Earth’s shadow to the effect that her surface will be dimmed only slightly. Although the event doesn’t seem to be very spectacular, this is a super-charged Full Moon. Astrology-wise, an eclipse is far from being subtle and lunar eclipses have a tendency to cause quite a stir of feelings and lots of emotional turmoil. They often bring an ending or closure to a long-standing issue. It’s either a breakthrough or a breakdown.
The Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon at 13:37 Capricorn states:
“An ancient bas-relief carved in granite remains a witness to a long-forgotten culture. Keynote: The will to unearth, in our culture as well as in any culture, what has permanent value and let go of non-essentials – a penetrating and courageous insight founded upon a valid HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 13:37 Cancer states:
“A very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast. Keynote: Fulfillment in transcending and changeless wisdom – PERMANENCE IN TRUTH.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 238-239 and 118-119, respectively)
Implied by these symbolic pictures is that facing our destiny will require great strength and endurance, in particular once the permanence of our reality sinks in.
Tarot card of the day is the “5 of Cups”, a card that is associated with loss, suffering and sadness. There is a lack of attainment or non-fulfillment of expected results. Thus, today is a day of emotional up and downs when we could feel disappointed, cry over spilled milk or letting go of a hope. We might be feeling regret, only seeing the negative in a situation and generally have a pessimistic outlook on things. The more important is it to focus on our higher potential and the things are still left for us to work with. Forgiveness and the ability to recover are necessary.