Aquarius New Moon, 1-27-2017 – Impressions

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Impressions of the Aquarius New Moon, 1-27-2017

Jupiter in Libra expands our relationships in both breadth and depth. Those born with Pluto in Libra will feel the aggravating effect of expansive Jupiter as he touches on Pluto’s decades old shadow set during the late ’70’s and early ’80’s, all grown up now in this divisive era where equality (Libra) and power (Pluto) in relationships between people and between governments is more meaningful than ever. Both of these planets will be “owned” by Venus, since Libra is Venus’s home by rulership, and Venus in Pisces stands but a short 5 degrees from Mars. Mars cuts a path to Uranus in Aries, laying down his jacket in the mud so Venus can walk across it unsoiled. He waxes strong in his approach to Aries, where is energy is turbo charged.

Uranus in Aries forms an opposition to Jupiter in Libra, also agitating the Pluto in Libra generation, pushing and pulling them between their community ties (Libra) and the needs of the individual (Aries).

Moon and Sun conjunct in Aquarius, Uranus’s home sign, also adds to this revolutionary atmosphere — hearts and minds are bent on setting us free from limitations, our own ego and emotions. However, Pluto and Mercury conjunct in Capricorn, where Saturn constrains Pluto and Mercury, set off a square between Uranus and Jupiter. What is spoken may hide secrets and information not fully revealed in the halls of power. People will be silenced or punished for what is said, or what is said may set off greater consequences cascading from here on in. (Recent accounts formed on Twitter by government agencies after the Trump ban come to mind as a perfect example of this square.)

A further square with Saturn to Venus and Mars oversees this, demanding rules but Saturn, you see, is undermined in Sagittarius since this is Jupiter’s home sign. Thus, Saturn is forced to overcome his own restraint and wants eagerly to join the party. He cannot help but be tempted by Jupiter’s lovely Libran/Venus born energy as he forms a sextile, diluting the square he forms to Venus and Mars, which is already interrupted by the Sun and Moon conjunct in between, while in rebellious Aquarius. Good luck, Saturn, on keeping your stern demeanor and your control! But then, when Saturn does choose to cut loose, he can throw a helluva party (Saturnalia.) Authority figures may well be asking themselves this very question — is it time to hold fast to the law, or time to throw off the restraints and build anew? You may find the rebellious new moon wants you to build anew.

 

Cancer Full Moon of 1-12-2017, Impressions

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I sat down with a piece of paper to jot down my impressions of the full moon chart, applicable to the American north-east region in particular.

  • Uranus 20 degrees/Eris 22 degrees in Aries
  • Pluto 17 degrees /Sun 22 degrees in Capricorn
  • Moon, exalted, at 22 degrees
  • Jupiter in Libra, 22 degrees

Each planet stationed in their native Cardinal signs of 1st, 10th, 4th and 7th houses.

Yikes!

Great stress and tension affects us on a personal, private, and public level. Let us touch on the prominent aspects.

People long for the comforts of home as stoked by the full moon in Cancer, but the economic storm being ridden hard by Pluto in Capricorn has destroyed this ideal and now wherever we find ourselves is our home — no matter how unlikely, surprising, or unbearable it may be. We may be in a state of flux, happy with our situations, or trapped here until the moon cycle completes.

Jupiter is expanding Plutonic aspects for those born during the Pluto in Libra generation of the late ’70s, early ’80s. A desire for equality, fairness, demands for justice will be voiced and desires to control social situations and the behavior of others will be pronounced. The best expression of this expanding power of Jupiter in Libra, touching on Pluto’s old tracks, will be seduction and charm — think marketing, advertising, or romantic conquest in the name of love — at its worst, it will be confidence games exacerbated by a semi-square with Neptune in Pisces, giving steam to illusion. Think too, of others who will “cry wolf” with and eye toward advancing ulterior motives.

Uranus and Eris within 2 degrees in Aries also opposes Jupiter in Libra — a schism of the individual needs versus the community is represented here, where we will do anything to get our way or preserve what fills our ego needs, inviting the Goddess of Discord to work hand in hand with the planet of rebellion. I am reminded of a saying, “Don’t go looking for trouble — trouble knows where to find you.” Communities and relationships can be easily undermined by others looking to leverage their good will or their assets for personal means, to someone else’s detriment. It will do no good to trust without also verifying and vetting whatever comes your way.

This is an intense cross with little relief. Take a hint from the crab and stay inside one’s shell for awhile. Here, both Neptune and Saturn may provide respective relief in the downtime if we choose to isolate ourselves until the storm passes by — finding solace in a temporary addiction or escape — for does not the sleeping medicine of a doctor give benefit to the patient’s pain? — taken in small doses — and give us a chance to overlook the faults of others with suitable forgiveness, or spend this alone time building or reinforcing our foundations with Saturn.

Mercury prepares to carry this message from Saturn to Pluto, where if you do not build wisely, Pluto may be compelled to blow your house down.