Astro-Notes for February 22, 2016 – Virgo Full Moon

Daily aspects:

– Moon ingress to Virgo at 6:24 am EST
– Venus in Aquarius sesqui NN in Virgo/semi-square SN in Pisces
– Full Moon at 3:33 Virgo/Pisces at 1:19 pm EST
– Vesta in Aries semi-square Neptune in Pisces
– Jupiter Rx in Virgo opposite Chiron in Pisces

Ceres will pass over Neptune in Pisces and Mercury over Pallas in Aquarius prior to the Virgo Full Moon. Their conjunctions blend the energies of these planetary bodies, while the old sub-cycle they are engaged in is ending and a new one is beginning, combining the nurturing principle with our ideals, dreams and longings in the sign of envisioning, encompassing and mending and our perception, plans and ideas with the strategies we employ in the sign of networking, inventing and reforming. This means that things are coming together what the support of certain as yet unfulfilled dreams concerns we have nurtured for a long time and that we are now meeting up with our social circle or for a social purpose and propose our next move or choice, filled with excitement, inspiration and hope for the future. However, it is critical that we realize we are together in this, which requires that we commit us to our higher ideals and values and opt for progress and improvement. Therefore, we have to make the right choices and select wisely from the options we have. As the Aquarius lunation cycle culminates in the Virgo Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Virgo New Moon back in September 2015 also comes to fruition. Thus, “group integration” (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo New Moon) is the result of ‘overcoming sociocultural prejudices’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Full Moon) so that a ‘brotherhood’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Full Moon) of all men can be formed. Then, ‘the message the large white dove is bearing’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius New Moon) will lead to ‘heavy car traffic linking two seashore resorts’ (Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Sun). Consequently, ‘certification of individual worth and victory’ (keyword for the Aquarius New Moon) can be achieved through ‘the mobility and intensity of interchanges, which make possible and characterize complex social processes’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Sun).

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 3:33 Virgo states:
“Black and white children play together happily. Keynote: The overcoming of sociocultural prejudices – BROTHERHOOD.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 3:33 Pisces states:
“Heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seashore resorts. Keynote: The mobility and intensity of interchanges, which make possible and characterize complex social processes – TRAFFIC.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 152-153 and 270-271, respectively)

Virgo FM 2016

Another opposition in this sign duality between retrograde Jupiter in Virgo and Chiron in Pisces sets up the stage for this ‘illuminating Full Moon spectacle’ by emphasizing a major conflict we have to face in this regard, which is confronting us with a problem or issue that keeps bugging us and for which we seem to have no solutions. The suggestion here is to review the possibilities and opportunities we could utilize or work with and then to scrutinize our beliefs and convictions and see how all of this fits together or not in order to be able to bridge that gap that prevents us from fulfilling our mission or calling. To understand why we keep failing with certain quests awareness of our shortcomings and especially of the moments when we shoot ourselves in the foot and undo our best efforts is essential and so is finding our place in the human family and within the larger community. Therefore, to begin with, instead of singling ourselves out, we need to blend in; instead of judging, criticizing or discriminating, we need to sympathize, help and heal, in particular ourselves. Once the inner work is done, the outer flow will happen.

I’m posting this early, because my daughter and I will fly to the Dominican on Monday for a short vacation we’ve booked at the time of the Cancer Full Moon. It’s a dream coming true for us; something, we’ve been talking about for a few years and now that her 30th birthday has passed, we had to make it happen. No excuses anymore. We’re so looking forward to this. Even the symbols take on a very personal meaning for us.

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