– Venus in Virgo trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Almost Lunar Appulse Eclipse/Full Moon at 25:51 Aqua/Leo at 5:26 am EDT
– Moon ingress to Pisces at 12:34 pm EDT
– Merc in Virgo quincunx Eris Rx in Aries, opposite Chiron Rx in Pisces and qx Uranus Rx in Aries
– Vesta in Cancer quincunx Saturn in Sagittarius
– Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries
Some sources (including Solar Fire, the astro software I use) list this Full Moon as a penumbral lunar eclipse, because the Sun, Moon and Earth are closely aligned with the Moon’s nodes and also within proximity to qualify for eclipse status. However, the Moon actually misses the Earth’s shadow and therefore, no such event will be seen on any location on the Earth.
Although, it won’t be visible, it will certainly be a potent Full Moon with a considerable emotional charge that brings the Leo lunation cycle to a point of culmination, especially since this will occur with Venus in Virgo engaged in a trine to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, which signifies an end to a situation we had to endure for a prolonged period of time, where we felt powerless and even abused, but things are turning around now and there’s a good chance that we’ll be coming out on top of this. Furthermore, we learnt to control our emotions better in the process.
Saturn, Pluto’s dispositor, has stationed direct in Sagittarius last Saturday, concentrating the energy on the reality picture of our particular circumstances before he will slowly begin to move forward again. This means that lessons being taught to us during this period and the increased sense of structure and authority resulting from them will form the foundation for better results and more respect in this context. Once Saturn will be moving on, we will gain more control over the conditions we struggled with.
In addition, Jupiter in Virgo, who is the dispositor of Saturn, has left an opposition with retrograde Chiron in Pisces and a quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Aries, ruler over the Full Moon, to whom he is connected by quincunx also, which means he sits at the apex of a Yod or finger of God and this is indicative of a dilemma that has to be dealt with and followed up by an adjustment. In this particular case, the adjustment requires from us to resolve a conflict, contradiction or matter that makes no sense and has exhausted and victimized us for months as it kept dragging on and every time we succumbed or conceded and were willing to accept our lot, it actually got worse until we knew we couldn’t take it anymore, but had to proceed differently. Now this situation is coming to a head in a way that will bring much needed relief from all this pressure and frustration due to what is being revealed or illumined or inspired by this special Full Moon.
Mercury, well placed in his home sign Virgo, is the dispositor of Jupiter, and in pursuit of him, casting a quincunx to retrograde Eris in Aries at this Full Moon, on which he will follow up with an opposition to retrograde Chiron in Pisces and another quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Aries and after a couple of days later he will have caught up with Jupiter . He’s forming another Yod configuration. Thus, we’re shifting our attention to our self-interests and focus on how to succeed in regard to a problem we need to address or a gap we have to bridge. It’s a matter of attitude and although things will get stirred up, even to a point of confrontation between an individual and a group, this will lead to insight and collaboration, because we have the facts on our side and can prove our point. Besides, we all work toward the same end and therefore, things can be sorted out and resolutions found. Moreover, this provides us with a chance for healing or mending and also for change and progress, because we do have options to improve the functionality of our systems and procedures so that we can be more effective in the future and serve people’s specific needs.
This, however, requires from us to think outside the box and to take the individual factor or situation into the equation.
Another quincunx from Vesta in Cancer to Saturn in Sagittarius shows that instead of relying on support systems we used in the past or taken care of our causes in the ways we are familiar with, we have to dedicate us toward large-scale or long-term organization and management.
Moreover, the seeds planted at the time of the Aquarius New Moon back in February will also bear fruits. Using the symbolical terminology of the Sabian’s, we notice that the ‘spontaneous activity of the innocent mind’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Leo New Moon) has resulted in ‘mental efficiency’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius Full Moon) as the ‘children, who played on the swings’ (Sabian Symbol for the Leo New Moon) have “become” ‘a garage man, who is testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius Full Moon), or in other words, a professional or somebody who is at least trained or knowledgeable in regard to the functioning of a car (means of transportation), which can be taken as “knowing how to use the mind or the knowledge we have”. Whereas ‘the large white dove bearing a message’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius New Moon on February 8) has led to ‘a rainbow’, appearing ‘after a heavy storm’ (Sabian Symbol for the Leo Sun) – ‘the answer to thorough, sustained and victorious individual efforts, the certification of individual worth and victory’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius NM from February) will be ‘revealed’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Leo Sun).
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 25:51 Aquarius states: “A garage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer. Keynote: Skill in applying knowledge of natural laws to the solution of everyday problems resulting from life in our technological society – MENTAL EFFICIENCY.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 25:51 Leo states: “After the heavy storm, a rainbow. Keynote: Linking above and below, the covenant with one’s divine nature, promise of immortality – REVELATION OF WORTH.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 265 and 147, respectively)
Suggested by these symbolical pictures is to look at a problem with expertise and professionalism in order to find the source and figure out the gravity of it. Then, recognition and validation shall be granted.
Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Swords”, suggesting heartache, separation or quarrels caused by disharmony and an inability to reconcile differing needs. Therefore, we need to let our feelings wash over us and release any anguish, sadness or sorrow, going beyond it, while refusing to harbor any negative thoughts. One way or another, we will get to the heart of the matter from which clarity and mental resolution will emerge.