Tonight is the Virgo Full Moon
Dear Friend and Reader:
Tonight the Virgo Full Moon is exact at 10:37 pm EDT. At the Full Moon, the Moon is opposite the Sun, always in opposing signs; in this case, that occurs from Virgo to Pisces. This event is particularly strong because it happens close to another opposition already standing in Virgo and Pisces, the Saturn-Uranus opposition that stretches from 2008 to 2010. So we have a double opposition: Moon/Saturn opposite Sun/Uranus. When the Sun and Moon together aspect an existing aspect of slow-moving planets, the effect can be to precipitate events that fit the energy of the aspect pattern.
Moon-Saturn in Virgo is about professionalism and maturity. Economic conditions have compelled many people to be conscious and efficient about what we do rather than frivolous. One effect of this will be to drive, inspire or flog many people who have never set conscious intentions to do precisely that, the perfect image of Moon-Saturn. On the other side of the dial, Sun-Uranus in Pisces is about using your imagination and following through on breakthroughs of thought that you have; the follow-up always takes longer than the flash of an idea, but this is how the world is built and grows when things are going well. In fact, they are going better than we think. It would be an interesting experiment to see how people responded to the state of the world right now if the prevailing psychology were not dominated by fear, erotic repression and psychological depression. It is difficult to feel good and be creative in that kind of psychic weather.
There is a lot in this aspect about parents and children; and about the patterns of the past coming into contact with the changes of the present. All change involves moving beyond what occurred in the past; what beliefs were honored in times before; what necessities no longer exist and need to be adapted. You cannot both have change and cling to the past; but why we would want something that no longer serves or no longer exists is another issue.
An asteroid called Pallas Athene in Gemini is square all four planets involved in the Full Moon opposition. So too is the centaur Pholus in Gemini. Again we have points with multigenerational themes: Pallas, born from the head of Kronos, is about daddy-pleasing (and connected with politics, which turns demented parental relationships into a spectator sport) and Pholus is about anything involving three generations. Watch for developments, seemingly at the hand of fate but more accurately, spurred by unconscious curiosity) that have far-reaching effects. If you tune your intuition, which should be easy with Mercury in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn, you will be able to tap into the wisdom of the deep past more than its karma, issues or complications. Most times we choose between these sets of options.
Yours & truly,
By ERIC FRANCIS
Aries (March 20-April 19)
If you want to feel safe and secure on the planet, go to bat for your friends. I wish I could write that 12 times, but it applies to Aries first, and since your sign is at the top of the page maybe everyone will read it. Take care of your community. Step up to the challenge; act on what you say you believe, on behalf of those you say you love. Your intuition is impeccable right now, so you will know what to do. Just remember it’s always easier, safer and more sensible to work on behalf of those who work for themselves. Those who do not have another problem.
Taurus (April 19- May 20)
Personally and professionally, this will be one of the most satisfying months of your life — if you can keep your focus on yourself as opposed to your goal. The goal part you can take care of with a clear statement to yourself, made in language that you remember. As you involve yourself in the external world, you may find it far more challenging to remain self-aware. Please make it your business. Over the next two months, the planets are set to take you on a tour of some of your most sensitive inner reaches, providing many opportunities to resolve the identity chaos that has gripped your life in recent years. Goddess be praised.
Gemini (May 20- June 21)
The question is not what you believe, but why you believe it. Most of our beliefs are attached to motives. Because the motives are usually veiled, the corresponding beliefs need to be questioned, and the curtain pulled back on the whole reasoning process. Look for how you’re attempting to keep control rather than dance with the truth. At first, nobody likes to hear this; we would much rather pretend than confront ourselves. You’re one of the great compartmentalizers of the zodiac, able to maintain two realities at once — at a great personal cost. Self-deception is nobody’s virtue. The false escape is to call it something else.
Cancer (June 21- July 22)
What exactly is an agreement? What you experience over the next few weeks will help you see, first, that there really is such a thing. Second, you will see how many levels that contact of accord must reach in order to be valid, or sustainable. You need three points of alignment, just like it takes three points to define a plane. The first two will be obvious. The third point will be the one that takes the work, and where your worst doubts will surface; but if your solar chart means anything at all, it will be worth the work, and worth holding your ground on the not so minor but usually overlooked issue of integrity.
Leo (July 22- Aug. 23)
Be mindful that you’re being influenced by people and circumstances now, which will factor into a decision you make later in the month. You need to be aware of the current influences, so that you know what is guiding your choices. One influence is more obvious than the other; and you may think it a “bad thing.” The other influence is invisible, potentially based on some form of deception, denial or foggy thinking, and if you do notice the influence, it may seem like a “good thing.” Beware if you find yourself making a sudden choice without substantiation, or based on facts you don’t really understand.
Virgo (Aug. 23- Sep. 22)
You seem willing to leave to fate what you would be much wiser to devote to awareness. You want certain developments to proceed in a more straightforward way than is currently happening. More to the point, you seem to want to know the truth about something that seems annoyingly elusive. I suggest you carefully account for the known facts. List them, one at a time. Use the most meticulous methods of documentation you’re capable of. Understand your motives. Consider the implications of acting, or failing to act. This situation is perfectly within your power to not only manage, but — to use a word one would not typically attribute to Virgo — conquer.
Libra (Sep. 22 – Oct. 23)
It’s time to go full throttle on this issue of your creative voice, your vision and an idea you know intuitively is correct. What the world calls “creativity” is the admixture of a vision and the process of manifesting it. At least 90% of the work is behind the scenes, or relates to some aspect of preparation. It takes less time to play a rock concert than to learn how to play the guitar. Remember that fact when it comes time to price your work — but also as you progress toward the level of mastery that you want to reach. Above all, treat your talent with the utmost respect, and devote yourself to it daily, even for an hour or a minute.
Scorpio (Oct. 23- Nov. 22)
Despite the many allegations that you are an emotional creature, resolve for you usually arrives first on the intellectual level. Then it shows up on the emotional level. I suggest you reverse the order, study how you feel, and allow this to influence your decisions more than anything else. Your mind is likely to get in the way, and you may tell yourself that you’re wrong a few times. Environmental factors may seem to dominate your awareness, and you need to factor those out carefully; what you are trying to connect with is your authentic will, and your core level of intentions. The results will be different than you’re expecting.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 22)
Reasoning implies reasons; reasons imply intention. This is a matter of what, and also of who. Your complex mental process is being driven by something, and you need to be mindful of what that is all the time. This will take work, but it will be well worth it. You’re also being influenced by a key person in your life, and you need to know their intention, which may be more difficult to discern. Be aware that their ideas are entering your mind through a weakness or vulnerability. Be aware that the motives of others are difficult and even dangerous to discern, and can usually be dismissed on the grounds that they simply do not belong to you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22- Jan. 20)
How are you going to make a crucial financial decision? That involves your finances? Maybe it has nothing to do with money; maybe it has everything to do with focusing on what is better for you. There is a big difference; though it warrants saying that generally we think that what offers more money is better. I suggest that you reach for the most meaningful level of ethics that you can reach, and that you keep the issue of what is actually right or wrong in the front of your consciousness all the time. Certain values you hold, or think you hold, are not what you believe they are. The truth is what matters, and if you call to it, it will come to you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20- Feb. 19)
One part of you is choosing who you are; another part of you knows you have no power over this decision whatsoever. Then what about this whole matter of choice? Is it an illusion, having no more influence over your life than a movie on a screen? I think that true choice involves the decision to align with a deeper purpose than the one we typically think we have. It’s less about options, and more about whether to embrace or resist some core element of your reality. Most people would feel that this inner reality is somehow at odds with what they really want; and this is the cause of much pain in the world.
Pisces (Feb. 19- March 20)
Most Pisces would say that to sell themselves, that is, to consciously participate in the marketplace, is the most difficult thing they face. Yet your ability to do precisely this may be the most valuable talent you possess. The struggle you face at this point in history — and I am speaking of reincarnation, on a long, long cycle — is that you can quickly encounter chaos when you offer yourself to the world. You are embarking on a stretch of time wherein the theme is resolving precisely that confusion. The newly-begun Venus retrograde, to my thinking, is about making an agreement with yourself about what you truly want, and honoring that accord. For a while this will seem to be an inner journey without end. But only for a while.