Astrology of Now: The Eye of the Storm
|Evelyn de Morgan: Spirits of the Storm|
It comes as no surprise that this Full Moon is the eye of a massive storm. The chat is criss-crossed with red lines. There are five oppositions including the Full Moon itself. Going counter-clockwise from the Taurus Moon.
Taurus Moon opposes Scorpio Sun-Saturn
Gemini Lilith opposes Sagittarius Mercury (widely)
Gemini Jupiter opposes Sagittarius Mars
Cancer Ceres opposes Capricorn Pluto
Libra Venus opposes Aries Uranus
Put the Earth at the centre of all that and you can see we are in the planetary crosshairs.
Except for the Mars-Jupiter axis all those oppositions contact each other in the early degrees of water, earth and air. If you have any planets between 0° and 8°, this may turn out to be a Full Moon to remember. This is powerful stuff, the inner planets are drawing the outer planets energy in.
If you look at the chart, you can see how the two groups of planets line up on two sides of the chart, with Leo and Aquarius holding the net across the middle of the court. Is is war or is it a game?
Within those same early degrees, there’s the Grand Trine in Water: Neptune-Chiron in Pisces to Ceres in Cancer to Sun-Saturn in Scorpio. This forms a Kite with the Full Moon. Some say that the Kite provides the perfect balance between ease and tension.
The Grand Trine may show a means of releasing all this tension, but these big, easy patterns don’t always herald something we humans would call “good”, just something the gods might enjoy, like a storm. On a personal level though, this is a very positive set-up, suggesting a night to dream up some long-term solutions to emotional or artistic conundrums. This Full Moon sets off that lovely trine between Saturn and Neptune, which I wrote about here. And it ties in Ceres, the asteroid associated with fertility. If you had a dream baby in mind, tonight would be the night to plant the seed.
The Mars-Jupiter opposition across the signs of information and knowledge floats outside those busy early degrees. But it’s still in on the action, maybe like a pair of embedded journalists in a war zone, who come up with completely opposite stories.
Full Moons are awakenings. Which part of your chart is being blasted our of bed?