When – August 26, 2018 ~ 07:58 am EST / August 26, 2018 ~ 11:58 pm UST
– Corollary to New Moon at 26° of Pisces
March 17, 2018 ~ 9:14 am EST / March 17, 2018 ~ 1:14 pm UST
This lunation has a strong concentration on the Virgo-Pisces axis, with numerous squares.
The sun occupies 3° of Virgo. We may find ourselves concerned with daily work and chores, our pets, our health habits and exercise. Virgo’s ruler is Mercury, which is in forward motion during this time after a retrograde period in the sign of Leo at 14°.
The full moon is at 3° of Pisces, and so this can be a time of emotional expression, of effusive feeling, of a desire to give all and so our hearts might not be as focused on the organizational detail oriented work the sun is asking us to perform. We want to pour out our hearts, but Virgo wants us to pour with greater consideration and discernment.
Mercury at 14° of Leo will give our expressions added drama and creative force which can suit this Virgo sun well, but at it’s worst, has the potential to make our Pisces infused hearts confess all – don’t drunk dial/text at this time or it will stoke others to anger, wounding your ego and causing yet more inappropriate words to be exchanged. This will be exacerbated by a square to Mercury from Jupiter at 16° of Scorpio, further setting the stage to unlock one’s tongue to reveal secrets and feelings better left unsaid.
With an additional inconjunct moving in from Neptune at 15 Pisces – watch your mouth! It will do us no good to let it run away with our heart.
Venus at 18° of Libra will square the god of the underworld, Pluto in Capricorn at 19° there may be difficulties between relationships in love and romance that require compromises we are unwilling to make or blindsided by and this will require transformation in the face of defeat – or even challenges from financial institutions and difficulties w/money flow.
Venus will also semi-square the sun, make expressions of affection and aspirations of money acquisition difficult and obstacles prolonged.
Mars at 28° Capricorn is still in retrograde motion; now he affects the realm of career, authority figures and fathers. Men will feel the energy of this Mars and may be reinforcing their authority or be examining what it means to be in a position of authority. This will be a reflective time for men who have earned power and respect in their lives, but for those who have not, insecurity may trigger arguments which force combative men into reflection.
Mars at 28° Capricorn will also face a semi-square to Neptune at 15° Pisces and so there may be confused messages coming from people in authority, or men who find their careers will present problems to which there are no cut and dry solutions. This will prove frustrating as the Mars impulse is a pull to action, but action becomes harder when well defined goals are absent.
Mars at 28° Capricorn will also conjunct Black Moon Lilith at 2° Aquarius; taboo female sexuality could find itself at war with the steadfast Capricorn flavor of retrograde Mars. Expect clashes between the sexes that are potent in the presence of female power, but these may be clashes of unexpressed desire.
Mars also contends with a square from Uranus at 2° Taurus. There could be an issue which arises suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of financial instability, and the cost could involve members of a team or a company. Whatever form this square takes, it will be the pressure between uncertain resources, whether a volatile stock market or checking account, and the needs of the status quo, or in this sense, a community with common purpose, such as the camaraderie among soldiers – Mars in the Saturn ruled Capricorn.
Saturn at 2° Capricorn will trine the sun at 3° Virgo and trine Uranus at 2° Taurus – a grand earth trine, good for stability, reliance, and dependability.
You may find during this time that all matters pertaining to these earthy signs will move quickly, organizing, health and exercise, grounded analytical thinking, discernment, pragmatism, good eating and appreciate of both body and beauty, will provide a sturdy foundation for long term plans or even just activities or events that give a sense of beauty and nurturing to one’s life.
The north node at 4° Leo makes a square to Uranus at 2° Taurus and forms an opposition to Black Moon Lilith at 2° Aquarius. Here, our future is complicated by instability in needed resources and our relationship to darker, primal sense regarding desire and it’s express with Black Moon Lilith in rebellious Aquarius.
~17TH MANSION OF THE MOON: IKLIL AL-JABHAH~
The crown of the forehead. Improves misfortune, makes love durable, strengthens buildings and helps seamen. With moon here, build, sow, plant, navigate, but do not marry.
– Vivian Robson
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