Astro-Notes on April 22, 2016 – Scorpio Full Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Full Moon at 2:30 Scorpio/Taurus at 1:23 am EDT
– Uranus in Aries quincunx NN in Virgo/semi-sextile SN in Pisces
– Sun in Taurus semi-sextile Ceres in Aries
– Venus in Aries quincunx NN and conjunct Uranus
– Juno Rx in Scorpio sesqui-quadrate Chiron in Pisces and semi-sextile Mars Rx in Sagittarius

In the leadup to the Scorpio Full Moon did we experience a few powerful energy shifts (2 of them by the ancient and modern rulers of Scorpio) over the last few days. First, Mars turned retrograde in Sagittarius and only one day after that Pluto turned retrograde in Capricorn. This was soon followed by the Sun’s ingress to Taurus, ushering in a period during which we seek greater security for our life, better earning capability for ourselves, as well as to bestow our life with quality, to validate our sense of Self, to sustain our life’s purpose and to build up a life style. Now, with Mars and Pluto retracing their steps together with their dispositors (retrograde Jupiter in Virgo is the dispositor of retro Mars in Sagittarius and retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius is the dispositor of retro Pluto in Capricorn), and their archetypal themes affecting us more inwardly, our actions, drive, physical fitness or modus operanti, sportmanship, initiatives, long-term intentions and greater motives are coming under review and will be researched and then fitted into the larger picture within the context of reviewed options and opportunities that might work for us and could improve our situation. We will moreover review our circumstances, business affairs, resourcefulness, influence and ability to manage and transition in order to restructure and reorganize our affairs in regard to long-term responsibilities and ambitions. So, a lot of reshaping and remodeling of our inner landscape is going on and this will take us back to mid February of this year (in Mars’ case) and to the end of January of last year (in Pluto’s case). Furthermore, the changes, trends, emergencies and unexpected happenings that were triggered as a first result of these big shifts require an adjustment what our future prospects, life direction or destiny concerns and this could be either heartbreaking if it involves the sudden loss of somebody close to us or elevating if it refers to a lucky break in a material, financial or relationship situation. In any case, we will have to move out of our personal comfort zone, live with the choice we made or accept what we cannot change and start a new routine, trusting that we’re together in this, holding and supporting each other.
As the Aries lunation cycle culminates in the Scorpio Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Scorpio New Moon back in November of last year comes to fruition too. Therefore, ‘the magic carpet’ or, in other words, ‘use of our imagination’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aries New Moon) has carried us to ‘a house-raising party’ (Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio Full Moon) and the ‘strife-transcending and unattached outlook upon everyday reality’ (keyphrase of the Sabian Symbol for the Aries New Moon) has led to ‘cooperation and a feeling of community’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio Full Moon). Whereas the ‘conversation the parrot overheard and repeated’ (Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio New Moon from November 2015) has resulted in ‘the gradual expansion of the individual consciousness and natural fulfillment’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Taurus Sun).

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 2:30 Scorpio states:

“A house-raising party in a small village enlists the neighbors’ cooperation. Keynote: The feeling of community demonstrated in a basic joint effort – COOPERATION.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 2:30 Taurus states:

“Natural steps lead to a lawn of clover in bloom. Keynote: The gradual expansion of the individual consciousness after a fecundating experience – NATURAL FULFILLMENT.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 193 and 72, respectively)

Suggested by these symbolical pictures is a collective sharing of experiences that is necessary for our evolution, because it unites us and helps us to develop social values and a sense of community. We’re in this together, which means we have to pull together behind our common goal.

Scorpio FM 2016

Tarot card of the day is the “4 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re consumed with our emotions and thus with life’s twists and turns. Consequently, we could be ignoring the outer world due to being intensely focused on these personal matters. The more important is it to re-evaluate our situation and to look deep within to find the truth or path we’re searching. It is essential that we examine our feelings and thoughts to gain clarity. An offer has been presented to us and we are asked to consider all options carefully before making a decision. Moreover, we’re reminded that we cannot take everything for granted and need to count our blessings. We are the only limiting factor to our endless gain. Awareness of the natural flow of abundance and enhancement is critical.

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