Astro-Notes on August 20, 2013 – Blue Moon

2. Aquarius Full Moon 2013Mercury in Leo trines retrograde Eris in Aries and forms a sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, which indicates that we either came up or succeeded with a personal plan or creative idea as the result of concentrating on our self-interests and bringing forth a competitive attitude. Therefore, it is critical that we show resourcefulness and are prepared to present our ‘stuff’ or material with confidence in order to be able to materialize these projects. The second Full Moon in Aquarius will transpire at 9:44 pm EDT and the demonstration (keyword for the Leo New Moon) we’ll be witnessing is a mermaid emerging from the ocean waves (Sabian Symbol for the Leo Sun) or, in other words, the evolution of our brainchild, while at the same time the openness to new possibilities (keynote of the Aquarius New Moon from February 10) finds expression in a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis (Sabian Symbol for Aquarius Full Moon) as these ideas or plans we’ve nurtured are taking flight and we’re in the process of creating a new order for our life.

The Sabian Symbol for Moon at 28:10 Aquarius states:
“A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis. Keynote: The capacity to utterly transform the character of one’s consciousness by radically altering the structural patterns of everyday living and the types of relationships one enters upon – METAMORPHOSIS.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 28:10 Leo states:
“A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form. Keynote: The stage at which an intense feeling-intuition rising from the unconscious is about to take form as a conscious thought – YEARNING FOR CONSCIOUS FORM AND SOLIDITY.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases, Pages 267 and 149, respectively)

With Jupiter in Cancer in square aspect to retrograde Uranus in Aries, the ruler of the Full Moon, and trine retrograde Chiron in Pisces, we’re challenged to overcome the odds by turning things around and reversing trends, which have been counterproductive to our growth and thus prevented us from sustaining opportunities or following a direction. An understanding of certain aspects of the wounding and healing principle due to a growing awareness about interconnected matters in this context can help us to find resolutions and relief.

Tarot card of the day is “Judgment”, suggesting that we’re having a day of reckoning, when we can find absolution or are heeding a call. Therefore, it’s important that we use good judgment, release all sorrows and lift ourselves up. We might have experienced an epiphany that opens ourselves up to a new possibility, which is like an awakening to new life that can lead to renewal and change.

In the news: Hundreds of dolphins may die on East Coast before killer is identified – this sad example is representative of the urgency to resolve a wounding situation by reversing a trend that is counterproductive to life – Heavy cellphone use by teens is causing major health problems – patients are already showing early signs of degenerative joint disease


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