How was your Full Moon this weekend? Did anything unusual happen? Though the peak energy has passed, we’re still riding on the momentum of this event and will be for some time. Meantime, the Moon ingressed Sagittarius Sunday evening at 9:38 pm EDT. This won’t exactly cool down what is a delightfully hot sky; in fact, the fact of a fire sign Moon may help acclimatize us to the heat.
Just to catch you up on the basic details of the sky at the moment, the Sun is in mid-Taurus, having just passed the midpoint of the season (which is an old Pagan holiday called Beltane). The Scorpio Full Moon was some time overnight Saturday to Sunday in most time zones.
Many, many people around the world did rituals invoking the peak energy of spring, which celebrates trees, new growth, sexuality and the arrival of warm weather (in the Northern Hemisphere). As we described last week, this was a profound lunar event, one that will be reverberating well into the summer — though we’re unlikely to make the connection because from this point forward the cosmic events proceed rapidly and build on one another.
The Sun is approaching its annual conjunction to Jupiter, exact May 13. The Sagittarius Moon is still bright and powerful, though it’s now in the waning side of the monthly cycle. Ordinarily that might tamp down the energy, but the next New Moon is an eclipse of the Sun in Gemini, on the very day the Sun ingresses Gemini. In case you’re not familiar with eclipse territory, it’s an acceleration/transition phase that we’ll describe in more detail over the next two weeks, which also includes a lunar eclipse and the Venus transit of the Sun.
Mercury is still in Aries. Today it’s approaching a conjunction with a little-known planet orbiting our Sun called 1992 QB1. QB1 is a special planet because it was the first thing in our solar system discovered orbiting further from the Sun than Pluto. Few minor planet astrologers have attempted to delineate this point, though it’s one that I’ve been working on for a while. I’ll include some links to my past articles at the end of this post.
If you’re familiar with the asteroid Vesta, you might recognize the energy of QB1. Vesta’s themes include holding sacred space, the use of space, and devotion — particularly to the inner creative and sexual flame. This includes what some call ‘sacred sex’ as well as healing the emotional material that sometimes blocks our creative and sexual flow.
1992 QB1 takes this to another level. My take on this point is that it’s devoted to the people who assist others in making their biggest transitions in life — those who assist with birth, death and sexual healing. I have a word for this category of helper: a Thresholder, that is, one who assists others over the most significant thresholds.
With a personal planet conjunct this point, it will pick up the themes in ordinary communication, writing and what we see in the media. You may find yourself in conversations about topics that you consider unusual, taboo or daring. You may find yourself admitting your deepest fears, your healing needs or your thoughts about what our society must do in order to heal the issues that are concealed behind a veil of denial or secrecy. Listen and learn.