Today’s Full Moon is the second Blue Moon in a row being so close to the Earth, and the first of two Full Moons in Aquarius in a row. From now on, the year 2013 is going to intensify in the way of actually meeting the goals that we have set out for ourselves at the start of the year. The obstacles are beginning to dissolve.
Mars conjoins Jupiter in Cancer, both being involved in the ongoing grand trine of the month now involving Mercury in Cancer, moving back into Direct motion again as of the 20th, very close with the Black Moon Lilith, Saturn and the North Node in Scorpio, Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, and Pluto further “kiting” this mesmerizing mix of water dwellers as it pushes us toward the edge of the old world, and the edge of the great beyond. It can be easy at this point for many to lose their point of reference with anything they previously identified themselves with.
This influence combined with the Aquarian focus highlights rebellion, independence, and freedom – what we will and won’t tolerate even as we seek cooperation (yes that’s part of the paradox) and greater heights as spiritual beings having a human experience. We’re not only at the midpoint between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox, known as Lunar Lammas, but we’re also at the midpoint between the energy that stern, serious, stabilizing Saturn exerts and the energy of wild, zany, untamable Uranus represents.
Saturn is the one squaring this Full Moon, adding pressure to a growing need for authenticity within the context of group involvements. Since Saturn is in Scorpio squaring the Moon in airy Aquarius we’re confronted with what makes us either feel uncomfortable or quite compatible with others – and what we want to do about it in either case. It is time to stand up and speak our truth, or do whatever it takes to come into greater alignment with who we are even as we seek to “fit in”. Being a people-pleaser won’t hack it anymore, especially when it compromises the integrity of the person doing all this “pleasing”. In humanitarian pursuits, we are sensing what needs attention and how current projects as well as new ideas can be brought to completion. The Water Bearer is showing us how to bring greater sanctity to our lives and relationships at this time.
Pluto in Capricorn seems poised and ready for the approaching opposition by Mars in the days ahead, reflecting to us the symbolic ways in which we may on Earth may be prepared with shields and weapons for a great battle. The battle of course lies within ourselves, and is more about conquering our own demons, handicaps, and conflicts rather than the faults of those around us. Oppositions however stir us up by casting strong reflections so we have the opportunity to grow through relating to others.
Also today Venus enters Virgo, followed by the Sun entering Leo. Love and romance take on a note of quiet devotion and thoughtfulness in the next few weeks, allowing for many small yet steady improvements. At the same time the fiery energy of the Lion will bring inspiration, confidence, passion, creativity, and personal power to our endeavors.