Trust and Vulnerability: Aquarius Full Moon


Today’s Aquarius Full Moon takes place on the anniversary of the grand cross, total solar eclipse in Leo of Aug. 11, 1999. This event, anticipated for many years prior, was the harbinger of the millennium to come.

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LIKE THE 1999 EVENT, Thursday night’s Full Moon is also a grand cross in the fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. (Those are the same signs as are on the tarot card The World, and also referenced in the Book of Revelation.) The Full Moon is not conjunct the lunar nodes (that would be an eclipse). But it is at 90-degrees to the nodes, which is an honorary eclipse and an official turning point in whatever story you’re tracking, writing or living through.

Many of the same planets are involved in the pattern — Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and the Moon and Sun. It’s a bit uncanny.

This is an Aquarius event of great magnitude, conjunct Saturn in its home sign. Saturn in Aquarius is one of the remaining harbingers of the lockdown era that started in early 2020.

It is also a reminder that humans are social creatures, and most of what we have suffered is an assault on the delicate bonds that form our various communities. Saturn in Aquarius is a reminder that we must work together. The emphasis in that sentence is on work, and together. We also need to play together. Whatever may be done on a screen, it’s nothing close to actually being in the same room.

Social bonds and the desire to cooperate were already brittle at the time of the 2020 global siege, weakened by decades of the Western world transforming its social existence and human consciousness into digital format. That means algorithms, which in turn means no thought involved — just follow the script.

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Aquarius Moon: Out of Place is Where They’re at Home

THE AQUARIUS MOON has an easygoing quality that can conceal its depth of commitment. It’s difficult to tell where you stand with an Aquarius Moon person, though it’s never useful to underestimate them or to assume they don’t care. They just have unusual ways of showing it. And they are not given to the usual sentimentality that many people mistake for sincerity.

Of all the places the Moon can be, Aquarius is the one that I think, “Of course that’s where it is” when I see it in a chart. There is something odd that they all have in common, and you cannot really say what it is. One distinctive thing about them is that they have a way of giving everyone else permission to be who they are.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Thursday’s vibrant, magnificent New Moon in your sign has a special quality: it is conjunct the minor planet (20000) Varuna. Discovered in 2000, it was one of the very earliest of the named planets outside the orbit of Neptune. It was an important harbinger for the century that was new at the time of its discovery. First, a few thoughts on this topic and then — the rest of your chart.

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Varuna is a pre-Vedic creation god. Above all else, the message is to be fair, to honor your contracts and commitments, and to be a witness to the fundamental equality of all beings. This is a tall order for struggling humanity, though your advantage is that Varuna has been in your sign for a few years.

Equality does not imply sameness, but rather an understanding that beneath all the shifting and changing roles we play in life, we are made of the same essence. And the divinity of that essence means that everyone is entitled to be treated fairly. It is you who must uphold this standard, for yourself and in any transactions to which you are a party or close witness. It’s essential that you do not enter into contracts where you’re not wholly certain of your ability, intent and willingness to fulfill your part. Study them carefully. Insist that any unreasonable conditions be removed — or do not sign. You are responsible for the promises you make, particularly any that involve groups or some expression of ‘the public’.

You must know that this is a crucial time in your spiritual development. Jupiter and Chiron both in your fellow fire-sign Aries are encouraging you to see everything from the perspective of connection to God and the greater cosmos. This includes all that you do, and everything that you are. Of all the signs, Leo is the one that understands that the connection to divinity and to truth is accessed from within. It is a deeply personal process. Any relationship that you have with guides, teachers, gurus or way-showers is calling forth your duty to ask questions, to seek clarification and most of all, to find your own way to any destination you have determined is truly your own.

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Dear Friend and Reader:

These days, I’ve been reading about the between-life regression work of the late Michael Newton (Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls). His interest is not what happened to his clients in prior lifetimes, but rather what they experience between lifetimes during the “interval of possibility,” or what Tibetan sources call Bardo.

Apparently more is involved than floating around in blue light. Many people have critical assignments — special jobs they return to. Newton documents one case of a person whose role is to go to planets where humanity (or its equivalent) has extinguished itself, to investigate what exactly brought them to the tipping point of self-destruction.

That sounds like me, in my current incarnation. If I had to describe the true nature of my journalistic assignment on Earth, that’s it. The technological, social and ethical tipping points are matters that I have reported on with focused interest, long before starting Planet Waves and every day since.

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Leo, Isis and the Royal Star Regulus

Dear Friend and Reader:

THE SUN enters the fixed fire sign Leo at 4:07 pm EDT on Friday. It does so in an exact conjunction to asteroid Isis. This is an urgent message that we must do something about the fragmentation of self that we are experiencing under full digital conditions. Countless millions of people are walking around on the planet like confused and wayward souls trapped in Bardo.

The myth of Isis also includes an odd detail about the loss of the penis of her lover/brother Osiris — an image of dismemberment in an era characterized by chopping off our sensory organs to handle the overwhelming pressure induced by digital chaos.

There is already something Egyptian going on in the heavens as the fixed star Regulus makes its gradual transition from Leo into Virgo. The morph of a cat (Leo) and a woman (Virgo) is sphinx-like, and that is one marker of the era we are in.

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Roman coin minuted on authority of Augustus Caesar (23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14) depicting his probable Moon sign, Capricorn. He is said to have later attempted to withdraw the coins from circulation, as he regretted revealing this personal information. Alas, we know. Augustus, also known as Octavian, was the first Roman emperor, reigning from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.


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