Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Saturday, April 23 - Sunday, April 24, 2016

Full Moon Phase: realizations, clarity

Moon in Scorpio

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Chinnamasta, Goddess Who Expands the Mind

Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East

Skill: maintain perspective and balance

True Alignments:  rock solid foundations, sharing a load or responsibility, letting go, seeing beyond the material world, answers and solutions, anti-establishment, bridging the gap, discernment, options, opening up

Catalysts for Change:  chasing the impossible or unworthy, immobilized, wasting time, stifled emotions, staring at losses, stubborn, making things hard, overreliance on luck, the separated mind, putting life on hold, lack of trust, greed

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month and Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending)

Sometimes the planetary energies are overwhelming.  This is especially true when planets make conjunction (come to the same location in the sky.  Yesterday, Friday, April 22, the Sun was located at the degree of wounding, healing, and teaching (the Chiron Point), and at 5:12 pm ET/9:12 pm UT Venus made conjunction with Uranus. 

Conjunctions with Uranus are like electrical blow outs of the body and mind.  Since Venus was involved, the blow out included the heart.  Changes in relationships and values, and changes with feelings of comfort/home/security arise when Venus and Uranus come together.  The combination serves to bring us into better alignment with what is best for us.  The conjunction occurred at 22 Aries and the Sabian symbol energetic of "the gate to the garden of all unfulfilled desires."  How's that for a Venus-Uranus conjunction?

For me, this symbol (which is quite familiar to me since it is prominent in my natal chart) conjures the words of Pete Townshend:

"Release yourself from misery.

There's only one thing that can set you free. 

My love."

-Let My Love Open the Door

What does the Sabian symbol of "the gate to the garden of all unfulfilled desires" conjure for you? 

It is a good idea to give it some thought. New beginnings happen when planets make conjunction, and we are in the month of the year that is like a month-long New Moon phase, the time of new beginnings.  We can open the gate to the garden of anything.  What holds us back?

This weekend, we want to keep perspective by understanding that whatever is happening or whatever we are feeling serves to enlighten us -- to help us realize something.  This is the mission of Full Moon phases. 

Full Moon phases that occur in Scorpio can go to the depths of the Underworld to bring us this clarity.

SATURDAY:  Longtime OR readers know that I don't "sugarcoat" the energetics.  That said, Saturday's dynamics could be emotionally challenging.  The Sun discharges the energy of "a widow at an open grave."  The spectrum of grief and loss along with the polarity of abundance and fruition are in focus.

The Earth discharges "a massive rocky shore resist the pounding of the sea."  People, places, things, and feelings can be relentless.  Reality sinks in.  Beyond that, the core of this energetic helps us grow in many ways and to become stronger and more resilient.

Venus asks us to release our burdens as it discharges "a woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable, but veiled, load."  What do we need to put down?

SUNDAY:  The energetics switch to themes of bringing things together.  Separation is bridged.  The Sun discharges "a bridge being built across a gorge."  The biggest gulfs between people can be narrowed.  Ways are found.  "Distance" is shortened.  (This is excellent energy for journeys of the mind [shaman style], as the "bridge" between space and time is malleable.)

The Earth discharges the energetic of "a gold rush tears men away from their native soil."  We can easily chase a temptation, but the "gold" of this symbol is the recognition of what we truly value and desire.  Lately, I often talk about the multi-level assault on our will and willpower -- the inner Sacred Masculine in each of us.  This dynamic seeks to heal that.  Human beings like a "rush" because it engages a feeling of wonder and floods the imagination.  Our curiosity and sense of adventure stirs.  We feel alive. 

Wise owls do not seek the easy.  We seek the real.  When this energetic is taken out of a base level of chasing temptation to a higher level of aligning with cosmic destiny, humanity flourishes.  We bloom.

With this, Venus discharges "an open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia."  This energetic also stirs our curiosity and sense of adventure.  It "takes" us to new places.  Opportunities and possibilities suddenly open. Refreshment occurs.  We find air.

Remember, since energy unfolds in waves, the big Venus-Uranus conjunction from Friday will still be in effect through the weekend. 

I close with another reminder that this weekend, we want to keep perspective by understanding that whatever is happening or whatever we are feeling serves to enlighten us -- to help us realize something.  This is the mission of Full Moon phases.

Tonight, Saturday, April 23, I will join Andrew on "A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic" at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT) on BBS Radio.  I hope you join us by the fire.

And, with great sadness, I have looked at Prince's chart.  At the time of his death, the transiting Black Moon had moved into is 12th house and was beginning the month-long transit to his North Node (destiny).  He had a natal North Node/Neptune conjunction, with his Neptune at the Chiron Point.  His destiny was to wound (the new world order, through "outing" their systems), heal (us, through his music), and teach (everyone, through his brilliance).  I believe Prince always knew he would become a martyr.  He will.  His life and death will further the Spirit of Liberty - the most important thing to him.

"Goodbye sweet Prince. Pure, certified genius at the highest level. Too soon."

~ Pete Townshend, April 21, 2016