The Virgo Full Moon peaks at 1:08 pm EDT Sunday with a chance to learn something you didn’t know. What you don’t know is not necessarily something that’s hidden. The revelation of what has been hidden corresponds more to Mercury retrogrades. In contrast, Sunday’s opposition from the Pisces Sun to the Virgo Moon feels more like learning another side of a story you already know in part.
What gives Sunday’s Virgo Full Moon the feeling of learning something about a story’s other side has to do with how the Pisces Sun will be precisely conjoined with distant Salacia (more properly, 120347 Salacia).
Salacia is one of those sizable objects out past Neptune nobody knew about for 62 years after Pluto’s 1930 discovery. Then, two young astronomers (Jane X. Luu and David Jewitt) decided to check out the the other side of astronomy’s story about Pluto being out there alone. What Dr. Luu and Dr. Jewitt found was 1992 QB1, the still-unnamed object that opened the floodgates to a long list of discoveries in what is now known as the Kuiper Belt.
Salacia (which will reach the 10th anniversary of its first observation this year on the Libra Equinox) is among those distant objects we didn’t know about in the Kuiper Belt, and beyond to the “scattered disc” where leftovers from our solar system’s formation orbit at the outer edges of the Sun’s gravitational field.
Because Salacia orbits at the outer edges of the solar system, it appears to move slowly from here on Earth. Hence, Salacia also moves slowly around the zodiac, taking about 274 years to complete the circuit. That’s how Salacia does not so much move into aspect with other things. Rather, other things move into aspect with Salacia.
Because Salacia was discovered only recently, astrologers don’t have the full story on it yet. Besides the characteristics of its slow orbit and circumstances of its discovery, what we have to go on is the fact that Salacia was named after Neptune’s mythical spouse. That is, until recently.
Recently, Full Moons have come around to Salacia, providing what Eric has called “proving moments”: moments when an object’s place in astrology is proven. Last year, Eric wrote of Salacia’s conjunction with the Pisces Full Moon on Sept. 19, 2013.
Earlier this year, Finnish astrologer Kirsti Melto was published here on Planet Waves, observing how the Cancer Full Moon formed a precise water trine with Salacia on Jan. 16, 2014. This weekend, we get the other side of the story.
It will be the other side of the story because Salacia will be precisely (to the degree) conjoined by the Sun on Sunday, opposing the Virgo Full Moon. This event will give you the chance to do a little correlation.
This weekend you get to participate in the developing story of Salacia in astrology. You would begin by recollecting what was going on during the Pisces Full Moon of Sept. 19, 2013. Next, you would proceed to remember how the Cancer Full Moon played out for you earlier this year on Jan. 16. Then, put the two events together to look for what they have in common, and go beyond.
Go beyond to consider what you did not learn when the Virgo Sun opposed the lunar conjunction with Salacia last year. Then, take it a bit farther to consider what was not further revealed when the Capricorn Sun opposed the Cancer Moon earlier this year. If you can pull those two Full Moon experiences together, you will have an idea of where to look, and learn, on Sunday.
What you learn this weekend may have something to do with Salacia first appearing to us during a Libra equinox. Or, alternatively, some water-related revelation may reinforce how Salacia was appropriately named.
No matter what happens, if you learn something you didn’t know, it would implicitly open the floodgates to all of the multitude of other aspects the Virgo Moon and Pisces Sun will be making this Sunday.
It is true that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. It is also true that learning something you didn’t know can help you avoid danger, and beyond that lead to a great deal of knowledge. Give the cosmos a chance this weekend by working the Full Moon as described here today, and the universe may very well return the favor beyond anything you ever dreamed of looking for.
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