Astrology of Now: All Change, Please, All Change
If you remember the end of A Hard Day’s Night, you’ll have some idea of what to expect from this Full Moon. The film follows The Beatles for the 36 hours leading up to a live performance in 1964. The final sequence of the film is the concert. The camera cuts back and forth between the Fab Four and their weeping, screaming fans. It’s an awesome document of mass hysteria.
Full Moons can be like that. You have the build up of pressure and then the explosion. For Beatles fans, it was an explosion of emotion. It’s actually pretty hard to watch that final sequence nowadays, but then you have to remember that those teeny bopper fans would only have seen fuzzy black and white images of their heroes and maybe a flickery TV image prior to the concert, so to see them in the flesh in full colour must have been like having gods come to life.
Just by the way: A Hard Day’s Night was released on July 6, 1964 under a Uranus-Pluto conjunction trining Jupiter (crowds) opposite Neptune in Scorpio (glamour in intensity).
Our Full Moon on July 12 is at 20° Capricorn/Cancer and it ties together Uranus, Pluto, Mars and Jupiter into a highly combustible package. Those four planets are like a bomb waiting to go off Mars (fire), Pluto (explosives), Uranus (electricity) and Jupiter (expansion). The Full Moon provides the ignition. Wherever the Grand Cross falls in your chart, you may feel the impact of this, not just on the day but in the two weeks that follow.
The release of energy could be good — like playing a really great gig — or not so great — like being part of a hysterical crowd of screaming schoolgirls.
With the Uranus-Pluto square involved, this Full Moon is all about change and upheaval, freedom and bondage — again. But it’s as well to be prepared eh… Take a look at where it falls in your chart if you can.
What is more, this is a final chapter, or maybe even the final sentence, in a story that’s been running for one year, since last summer. Jupiter is at 29° Cancer and will bounce into Leo on July 16. This is the end of the Cancer chapter. Jupiter has done his work in one part of your life and now it’s time to move on. Wherever Jupiter has been at work you will have experienced expansion, luck or excess. For example, Jupiter for anyone with Gemini Rising could well have helped you to spend too much, if you have Scorpio Rising on the other hand, you may have had a baby or just been very creative in some way this past year.You may well experience some closure now. Could be more like a door slamming in your face than a gentle farewell.
However, Mercury is also at 29°, but he’s about to move from Gemini into Cancer, so he’ll be picking up the pieces left behind by Jupiter. It’s a clearing up operation. But at the Full Moon, Mercury often has a message to deliver. Pay attention and keep your ears and eyes open, because this one is more than usually important.
Meanwhile, take a look at A Hard Day’s Night. It stands up very well 50 years on. It’s having a Chiron Return and it’s poignant to note that the very fame which the film documents eventually killed John and George.