Full Moon in Cancer — January 16, 2014, 04:52 UT

Lunations by Kirsti Melto

The Full Moon of January took place in Cancer, one of the three water signs of the zodiac, and the home sign of the Moon. In the background of the dynamic aspects and main operators of the present chart is a more subtle influence, a precise Grand trine in Water, formed by three distant minor planets. All three objects are named after water deities from mythologies from different parts of the world. What is remarkable about this current Grand trine is that because of the long orbits of the objects in question, this is the first Grand trine in Water formed by these particular objects during the Common Era.

The three occupants are Varuna, Salacia and Huya. All three are trans-Neptunian objects, and big enough to be probable dwarf planets. The Full Moon appeared in one of the corners of the rare Grand trine, at 25+ degrees of Cancer, in exact conjunction with Varuna, to the degree. Varuna has the longest orbital period of the three, Salacia is the biggest of them, and Huya’s orbit goes furthest away from the Sun.

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4 Responses to Full Moon in Cancer — January 16, 2014, 04:52 UT

  1. Lunesoleil says:

    Bravo for this Eric article that is worthy of a sign of fish and a little late I wish you an excellent solar revolution 2014, good Weekend of full moon :)

  2. bkoehler says:

    I love this kind of stuff; thanks Kirsti. It’s just amazing what astrology offers up when you really examine the full spectrum of information it holds nowadays. The two latest water disasters, the W. Virginia chemical spill and the drought in California (made conscious by the wild fires) provide glaring evidence that we in the U.S. are experiencing first hand what it is like…what it FEELS like not to have any water, let alone clean water at our disposal all the time. Sometimes we just have to “walk in their shoes” to become conscious of the deprivation others live with constantly.

    In the U.S. Sibly chart (Koch houses) transiting Pluto has entered the 2nd house of values. It seems apparent that on the most basic level, Americans will experience what it feels like to be deprived of some things they take for granted during the transit of Uranus in the U.S. 4th house (our roots) as it squares transiting Pluto in the house of what we value most. With the Cancer Full Moon conjunct Varuna, and therefore also trine Huya and Salacia, the whole world will experience the force of water in some way. Varuna in myth was a god who doled out justice and was quite conservative in his ways. Severe punishment for breaking his laws was expected then, and it is fortunate for us that he trines Huya and Salacia now, otherwise it could be even worse than just W. Virginia and California and other western states being deprived of needed water. Conserving our valuable water must become a way of life for all of us or the lessons will become more severe and wider spread.

    As trans. Saturn approaches his opposition to trans. Sedna’s degree in Taurus (and the degree of the Jupiter-Saturn societal cycle that was initiated in May 2000) next month there could be further wake-up calls of the water kind in order to get our priorities (our values) up to a level of mass consciousness. It’s not going to get any easier either.
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  3. Judith Gayle Judith Gayle says:

    Thanks for the new information, Kristi — I was struck at all that water, just as California announces it has none. Hopefully the trine will help with effective policies and long-range remediations, or — if not — at least shine a spotlight on all that needs one.

  4. P. Sophia P. Sophia says:

    Thanks Eric for the information on the three planets/objects. I know they are new to our discovery, but apart from the mythological characteristics have you observed, or experienced more particular personal influence?

    This Grand Trine (and the full Moon) takes/took place one degree conjunct my Sun, at Cancer 24’14. It was also my half-birthday (my sweet son reminded and wished me that day). Of course I would be grateful to know your read relative to my personal positioning. As it stands, ‘visions into effect’ (Yes!), so far I have been feeling a noticeable shift in e-motion (movement) and lightness from the 16th!.. Also how long, will this Grand Trine be in force?
    xps

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