Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Saturday, August 1 - Sunday, August 2, 2015

Full Moon Phase: fulfillment, clarity, revelation

Moon in Aquarius/Pisces (Saturday 6:37 pm ET/10:37 pm UT)

Goddess of Wisdom: Dhumavati (Goddess Who Closes and Completes)

God of Desire/Will: Kathe (God of The East)

Skill: light-en up

Catalysts for Change: rigidly clinging to the past or what needs to change, expecting others to provide what we should provide for ourselves, letting others do all the work, victim mentality, disconnected, angry, drama that is destructive, overly self-indulgent, narrow minded and short sighted responses, sacrificing self to maintain a status quo

True Alignments: useful and useable, transformation of forms, relaxation, inspiration, heightened creativity, clearly looking at things and admitting where they fall short, ending of struggles, lenient, winnowing or sorting things out, re-classifying and re-assessing

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a woman and two men castaways on an island in the South Seas"

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"

Three major things are happening in the stars this weekend:

1- SATURN STATIONS DIRECT: Saturn stationed retrograde (or appeared to move backward in the sky) on March 14, 2015 at the degree of "an old owl up in a tree."  Saturn comes to a virtual  standstill this weekend and then begins to move forward.  It does so at the degree of "an Indian woman pleading with the chief for the lives of her children."  While Saturn was retrograde (March 14 until now), we became wiser about the ways in which we are dominated, restricted, and limited.  We saw the ways in which some of the structures or situations in our lives were unsatisfactory -- where growth and development has been limited or even absent.

Saturn will remain at the degree of the "Indian woman pleading" for the entire month.  On September 1, 2015 it will move to the next degree and begin discharging another energy.  Until then, we continue to gain deeper understanding of these themes and how they manifest in our lives.

Wise owls remember that when a planet stations retrograde or direct, the energetics can be intense.  But when Saturn stations direct, the energy lightens considerably.  Saturn clamps down hard and wants us to do the right thing when it is retrograde.  When it slingshots forward again, pressure is released and life becomes lighter.  We aim to facilitate this by light-ening up this weekend.

2- VENUS AND JUPITER BEGIN RE-CONJUNCTION: Venus and Jupiter made conjunction (or came to the same place in the sky) on July 1, 2015, but Venus is retrograde and has come back to meet up with Jupiter once again.  The energetic effects of the meet-up begin this weekend, as both planets begin disseminating the energy of 29 Scorpio and "a mermaid emerges from the ocean ready for rebirth."  The exact conjunction of Venus and Jupiter occurs Tuesday, August 4 at 5:30 pm ET/9:30 pm UT.  Until that time, the shape, form, and reality of things will undergo transformation to become MORE REAL and MORE IN ALIGNMENT with the values of LIFE.  Venus and Jupiter are trying to bring us back to life or re-shape our lives in a myriad of ways.  What is being reborn inside of you?  How is your understanding of things undergoing expansion?  What is your heart's desire?  These themes are heavily in effect right now.

3- THE MOON ENTERS PISCES FOR THE LAST TIME WHILE THE BLACK MOON IS IN VIRGO:  Hallelujah!  Those with the Sun or Black Moon in Virgo or Pisces experience the second to the last stage of rebirth before the Black Moon leaves Virgo later this month.  This is like the last stages of labor and delivery of a baby except it is a rebirthing of the self.  This is happening to some degree for everyone, not just the Virgos and Pisceans, as the Black Moon in Virgo has endeavored to heal us all of our perceptions and feelings of failure, vulnerability, trust, and capability.  These particular themes are strong this weekend. 

Shadow sides are already tempted out when the Moon is Full, but the added influence of the Black Moon dramatically amplifies this.  People tend toward projecting their own feelings and fears onto others.  Emotions run higher.  (Note for those with the Sun or Black Moon in Virgo or Pisces: The last stage of rebirth for the transit of the Black Moon through Virgo will occur August 15-17, when the Moon enters Virgo.  The Black Moon leaves Virgo on August 24 and light returns.)

The mission this weekend is to maintain a light heart while the waves of stellar dynamics swirl.  What's emerging from the waves for you?

P.S.  If you caught yesterday's report of wise owl Logan at preparing to leave Louisville bound for San Francisco on bike to raise awareness of the assault/epidemic of Lyme disease, here it is from the local news.  A crack of light shines through.

This is the Second Renaissance.