As with every Full Moon, Friday’s 12:11 am EDT opposition from the Gemini Sun to the Sagittarius Moon will be the peak of a lunar cycle. Unlike most luminary oppositions, this particular Sagittarius Full Moon will take place at about the same time a majority of other sign rulers are also undergoing peak aspects. All of which implies how this weekend might well begin with a peak experience for you.
Humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow defined peak experiences as “…transient moments of self-actualization.” Since Maslow’s death in 1970, the euphoria and feelings of connection associated with those transient moments have made their pursuit an end in itself — begging a question.
The indicated question is whether an orchestrated or induced peak experience is on the same level as a byproduct of working to better yourself. Can a weekend at a destination resort possibly produce the same results as working continuously and sacrificing significantly to master a practice for its own sake? The astrology (and ultimately, the experience) of the Friday’s Sagittarius Full Moon might give us a clue.
Because astrology begins with the Sun and Moon, their greater light sets a pattern for the lesser lights, the planets. That’s how a Full Moon comes to be the template through which all oppositions are interpreted.
In tangible reality, an opposition always means Earth is moving between the two bodies in question, which itself leads to a sense of suspense. In practical reality, an opposition of two objects is always the halfway mark between their last conjunction (appearing to be at the same longitude in the sky, and on the zodiac) and their next conjunction, which gives rise to a sense of having reached a peak in a cycle.
When one of the objects in opposition is the Sun (as is the case with a Full Moon), the other body is reflecting the Sun’s light to maximum effect in our direction. That’s how many of the objects discovered by telescope are spotted during their opposition to the Sun and also how oppositions get symbolically associated with revelations and enlightenment.
This coming Sagittarius Full Moon will take place just as Venus, at home in Taurus, is precisely (to one 60th of one degree) opposed to Saturn’s Scorpio retrograde. Neptune, at home in Pisces, is opposing 2 Pallas in Virgo (one of the more important asteroids in astrology) with similar precision. That sort of thing does not happen during every Full Moon. It is as if all three events are underlying or reinforcing the theme of oppositions in general.
When something precise happens, astrologers take notice. When something rare happens (such as three major oppositions at the same time) astrologers note that as well. When rare and precise combine in the sky, astrologers look for correlations on Earth and connections in the sky. When the greater lights oppose overnight from Thursday to Friday, joined by two other major oppositions, celestial connections there will be.
While in precise opposition during the Sagittarius Full Moon, both Venus and Saturn will be precisely aligned (once again to one 60th of one degree) with Chiron in Pisces. If that’s not enough to make you say “No way!” consider how the alignment of Venus with Saturn and Chiron directs our attention toward something even more rare — the grand water trine.
For nearly a year now, Neptune (making a rare tour of its Pisces rulership) has anchored an unprecedented grand water trine with Saturn in Scorpio and Jupiter in Cancer. You can sit down with an ephemeris and go back centuries upon centuries and not see anything like it.
Perhaps the closest thing was during the 1960’s when Chiron held down the Pisces position. Now, Chiron is back and the impending Full Moon will, among other things, emphasize the connection through time. As if that were not enough, Mars and Pluto will also be in the act with some amazing timing of their own.
Within three minutes (three minutes!) of Friday’s exact midnight luminary opposition, Mars (now direct and finally getting up to speed after its long Libra retrograde) will conclude a series of three square aspects with Pluto (retrograde in Capricorn), making a temporal connection with another momentous and recent (albeit not so rare) alignment — the grand cardinal square (or cross) of 2014.
On April 19, 2014, Mars opposed Uranus in Aries while Jupiter opposed Pluto in Capricorn, and all four planets formed a daisy chain of squares that remained functional for weeks and weeks of really, really hard work, and/or falling way behind for many of us. Now, Mars will be starting a farewell tour of its grand square aspects, beginning with Pluto, just as the Sagittarius Full Moon reaches its peak.
Before you say “Fuhgettaboutit! Get outta here!” consider how it all comes together. If square aspects imply a lot of work (as they usually do), trine aspects flow with ease (as is often the case), and Full Moons correspond with some sort of peak experience, you might want to consider this particular Sagittarius Full Moon a message (if not an alert) about some sort of peak experience.
Even a loose interpretation of the extremely unlikely and amazingly timed astrology leading into this weekend is basically saying the only thing missing is you and your awareness. If you have been working your backside off wondering if or how it was even going to end, you are about to get results if you can keep your weary head up.
If, instead, you have chosen an alternative strategy of going with the flow, you just might get an unprecedented break if you can consciously rise to the occasion and catch it. Either way, a peak experience is implicitly available for nearly anybody paying attention on Friday. Given how Abraham Maslow described peak experiences, it all means some unrealized drive, talent or need of yours becoming actual while many (if not most) others are being availed of the same sort of thing.
Might it be intense? Yes! Might it be bad? Fuhgettaboutit! Get outta here! This is astrology to savor. Please consider looking for a way to do just that. If astrology is what you make it, you are getting a chance to make something exceptional.
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