Astro-Notes on June 20, 2016 – Second Full Moon in Sagittarius

Daily Aspects:
– Vesta in Gemini sesqui Juno Rx in Libra
– Mars Rx in Scorpio quincunx Uranus, Eris and Ceres in Aries
– Sun in Gemini trine Juno Rx in Libra
– Full Moon at 29:32 Sagittarius/Gemini at 7:02 am EDT
– Moon ingress to Capricorn at 7:54 am EDT
– Mercury in Gemini opposite Saturn Rx in Sagittarius and square Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Jupiter conjunct NN in Virgo/opposite SN in Pisces
– Sun ingress to Cancer at 6:34 pm EDT – summer solstice
– Triple conjunction of Ceres-Eris-Uranus in Aries
– Pluto Rx in Capricorn trine NN in Virgo/sextile SN in Pisces

Over the last couple of days relationship dynamics have reached a critical point with the potential to trigger spontaneous reactions, provocations and incidents if we didn’t watch out and controlled our temper or kept our tongue in cheek. Therefore, it was imperative that we took a moment and thought things through or allowed ourselves to come to our senses before we reacted or responded instead of charging ahead full of steam and letting our emotions run away with us. The choice was and is ours and will determine whether we will set a positive or a negative example based on our attitude or state of mind. Thus, it’s up to us to decide if we want to emulate mindfulness and higher ideals or values instilled and shown to us or if we want to set up the stage for disaster and strife. If we can overcome our inner demons and other temptations and win this struggle with ourselves, we will be able to demonstrate a higher mindedness that puts us in the position to inspire others toward cooperation and helps us to keep the peace. Although this is a time of high pressure, when we could feel overwhelmed, confused, stressed out or under much duress, we need to remain aware of ourselves and the state of mind we are in as well as our role in these situations. Consequently, we need to keep our wits about ourselves, try to detach and take a step back to be able to reason with ourselves, reign in any compulsive tendencies we may have and accept what we can’t change. Once we clarified this, it’ll be easier for us to be objective in our dealings with others – whether we agree with them or not. Moreover, we might have to try several times to get our point across, but we will eventually succeed. It just depends on how persistent and convincing we are and in particular on the tone and the approach we are using.

As the Gemini lunation cycle culminates in the Sagittarius Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Sagittarius New Moon in December of last year will also come to fruition. Thus, the image of the ‘two Dutch children talking to each other as like-minded individuals’ (Sabian Symbol for the Gemini New Moon) has been replaced by the one of ‘the Pope, blessing the faithful in a gesture of personalized worship’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius Full Moon). The former are connected through their shared language and heritage and the latter are connected through their shared faith and rituals, which is suggestive of a progression from the individual level to the social and even universal level – personal mentalities are being taking to the social and universal level. Whereas the image of ‘men cutting of the ice of a frozen pond in an old-fashioned northern village for use during the summer’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius New Moon from last December) has been fulfilled in the image of ‘a parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius Sun), implying that once the ice has been cut and the cold or crystallization of the feelings (ice refers to a frozen state of water) has been overcome, ‘social standards of persona excellence and competition can be set’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius Sun).

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 29:32 Sagittarius states:
“The Pope, blessing the faithful. Keynote: The need to pay homage to traditional values upon which the invisible community of the Spirit is built – PERSONALIZED WORSHIP.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 29:32 Gemini states:
“A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds. Keynote: The setting of social standards through personal excellence and competition – the SHOW is over. Now comes the hour of decision.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 227-228 and 109, respectively)

2. Sag FM 2016

Reaching its northernmost point from the Equator, the Sun’s ingress to Cancer at 6:34 pm EDT tonight marks the Summer Solstice and the beginning of summer. Consequently, here in the Northern Hemisphere, we experience the longest day, whereas for the Southern Hemisphere it is the longest night and the start of winter. As the Sun seems to stand still (sol sistere) high in the sky, we transition into ‘stasis’ and have a chance to pause, stop and take stock before fully committing ourselves to the new season. Individual development is at peak. There is liveliness and vibrancy as well as a re-gathering and refocusing of intent. A time of Self-nurturance and Self-care, even Self-protection, as well as of sustaining and supporting our sense of Self is beginning now, when we seek to tend to our roots and foster a sense of belonging.


Tarot card of the day is the “6 of Wands”,suggesting that things are changing in a positive way. There is the possibility of acclaim and acknowledgment. It could be our day to shine or we could be coming out on top. We strive to be successful and seek to promote ourselves more frequently in order to gain the recognition we desire. However, it is important that we keep the ego in check.

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