Today’s Aquarius Full Moon (at 2:09 pm EDT, 18:09 UTC) is square Saturn in Scorpio. So all that high-voltage, liberating energy of a Moon-Sun opposition across Leo and Aquarius is balanced on the willingness take on work and responsibility — the squares to Saturn. Saturn describes what takes maturity, time and devotion. In Scorpio, it may describe something that seems impossible, or the sense that there is more work hidden around the next corner.
But something else is going on — the Sun is trine Uranus, and the Moon is sextile. That is the power of ideas. The trine from the Sun to Uranus opens up a flow of creative and even revolutionary energy that has the ability to save work — it’s about ideas doing the work. Of course ideas have to be tested and applied; they must be developed. Yet that’s usually easier than the no ideas, not-thought-through method of getting things done; or the exclusive reliance on how things were done on the past.
Speaking of the past, lately I’ve been involved in a project of organizing my files. I have many, dating back to the mid-1980s, including my old writing. I’ve devoted a room to the project (with 36 feet of file drawers, 24 feet of heavy duty shelves for binder books, a huge table for adequate work space, etc.). I’m slowly processing everything there — materials gathered from some far flung places where they were stored or forgotten (Vashon Island, Ho-Ho-Kus, Brussels, etc.).
A moment ago I just flipped open my notebook from the 2012 annual edition of Planet Waves — Revolution, Revelation, Reality Check. Every year I make a binder that contains charts and ideas about the astrology for the following year (the 2015 notebook is well underway; I am doing it as part of the Good as Gold research).
I landed on the Patric Walker horoscope column from Jan. 7, 1995, clipped from TV Guide magazine. It was slipped into a plastic sheet protector containing a list of Martha Lang Wescott’s asteroid delineations.
I have a special collection for Patric Walker columns, but there are some stray editions floating around. Patric died later that year, so this is among the last of his columns. They seem to follow me around. I once pulled a book off of a shelf in the library of a retreat center and opened up to one of Patric’s columns that someone had stashed there years earlier.
They are always relevant when I find them — relevant to that moment. That was Patric, the living incarnation of relevance. Based on that retreat center synchronicity, I made some important life decisions.
Here is the message I just received:
PISCES — Don’t be so demanding of yourself, even though it’s obvious what you must do to restore your fortunes. Current aspects indicate that unexpected opportunities will come from those with unusual ideas. In fact, anything new or unusual can be made to work in your favor.
And that describes today’s Full Moon perfectly — the blend of Saturn and Uranus, and the culminating quality of the Full Moon.