Tomorrow is the next Full Moon, and here’s what it looks like astrologically:
Let’s keep this kinda brief, I think that’s more useful.
What this Moon brings through is the Piscean consciousness on the other side of the chart. That is what illuminates it, and that is what it manifests. What we have in Pisces is the Sun, conjunct Neptune and Chiron. This is a consciousness of the wounded nature of human suffering. That’s also highlighted by Saturn forming a T square from Sagittarius, involving both the Sun and Neptune, as well as the Moon. All our philosophical stories do not cut it here. It’s not exactly news to a lot of people, but it’s a perennial story, which means we keep on telling it to ourselves, and we keep on learning that it isn’t true. Philosophical, religious, legal, moral – choose your poison (Saturn-Neptune). It doesn’t work any more.
I realized a short while ago that Neptune in Pisces actually has a lot to do with disillusion. It has the power to break the spell of glamour, not just cast it. That’s the only way I can make sense of the last time Neptune was in Pisces, which saw the genesis of things like the Communist Manifesto, the theory of evolution and Darwin’s “Origin of Species”, the rise of Industry, the understanding of hygiene, and a number of other things that tore the veil from the superstitious, the religious and the traditional order. Neptune in Pisces brought us the makings of modernity. Whatever it brings now, it won’t spare the dreams and superstitions that we collectively use to justify suffering.
The other big pattern here is a multiple grand trine: Jupiter, Saturn, Venus conjunct Uranus conjunct Mars. And Mars is right on the South Node. There is a push-pull pulse to this grand trine which gives it an amount of motive power (aside from Saturn’s involvement in a T square). Expansion and contraction, Jupiter and Saturn, and what it pushes is the triple conjunction of Venus-Uranus-Mars.
Venus and Uranus are pretty closely connected (in Aries), and this is quite nice potentially; creative, quirky, freeing, original, and the Uranus-Saturn trine makes it progressive. It has a good feel for what can be pushed to good, constructive effect, without wasting energy on what is going to just get slapped down, and not last. Jupiter gives it expanded vision and a dose of good luck too, which you could also call a case of good timing here. But: that Mars is pretty compelling in Aries, even if it is itself tempered by a trine from Saturn. On the South Node, it says listen to that Saturn, be cautious on where Mars’ drive and impulsiveness might take us, because it somehow recalls what we’ve had too much of, and again, we need to think about relationship and that North Node in Libra.
Do I need to remind us that we are still heading for the last exact square between Uranus and Pluto? Probably not.
But one last key thing here:
Jupiter in Leo forms a yod or finger of fate with Pluto and the Sun on the other side of the chart. So Jupiter has a significant part to play with respect to Plutonic and Solar themes here, but one which it takes individual consciousness to work out and actualize. Otherwise it is just awkward, uncomfortable, stressful, and tense. Collectively that is not good. Irritability is probably a bigger factor in bigger fuck ups than we are usually willing to admit. Pluto is power, and life, and blocks on life. That’s what makes it so utterly compulsive and addictive. The Sun is consciousness, sense, order, the kind of order we yearn for with almost childlike aspiration, the “us” that could live in the world as we feel it should be. It’s in Pisces, Pluto is in Capricorn. Jupiter, bless his handsome face and gorgeous wardrobe, is in Leo. And he’s the focus of the yod. We’ve probably ignored him in fact, amidst all the Pluto-Uranusness, and Neptune-Pisceanness of the time. All that transpersonality. But Jupiter in Leo, just as he is, is very important here. He holds a key, and a very human one. Don’t throw him away. The opposition to Mercury in Aquarius shows that we need to balance his being (and presence) with some high quality perception, but we need both. Otherwise we’ll ditch one or the other, and that wouldn’t work.
But the Old King is the surprise real benefactor in this chart. Maybe it is just his very personal, old fashioned kind of sovereignty that we individually need for ourselves at the moment. Warmth, optimism, some deserved personal grandeur, to carry the clarity of an Aquarius Mercury, and use it wisely.
Give him his due.