Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.
Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. ~Mortimer Adler
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. ~Bob Marley
Bit by bit… she had claimed herself. Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another. ~Toni Morrison
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. ~Abraham Lincoln
We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity. ~Barbara De Angelis
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. ~Frederick Douglass
- The Moon on Gemini 12: A SLAVE GIRL DEMANDS HER RIGHTS OF HER MISTRESS
- The Sun on Sagittarius 12: A FLAG THAT TURNS INTO AN EAGLE; THE EAGLE INTO A CHANTICLEER SALUTING THE DAWN
- Neptune on Pisces 12: AN EXAMINATION OF INITIATES IN THE SANCTUARY OF AN OCCULT BROTHERHOOD
As always with these kinds of aspects, it is interesting to look at the empty leg of the t-square, the degree forming a grand-cross to these planets, in other words. It’s interesting in light of many things going on around the feminine lately. It’s Virgo 12: A BRIDE WITH HER VEIL SNATCHED AWAY. This can imply many things, in amongst them having to ‘remove the veil’, revealing one’s self, being true to your self, stripping away falsehoods and misconceptions, etc. It also can speak of removing that veil so you can see into, participate in and effect healings on many levels, especially on a spiritual level.
We may feel as if we’re being ‘examined’, perhaps falling short, not living up to expectations, wondering when we’ll be able to let go of the stories around our rights, beliefs, aspirations, etc, that are hindering us from getting what we want. Sometimes, with this assembling of the 12th degree of mutables, we find ourselves finding our voice, finding the impetus and breaking through the barriers, especially those ‘glass ceilings’ (in their various forms) that have been around far too long. BTW, Virgo 12 is the Sun degree of Elsie Wheeler, the fabulous spiritualist medium who gave birth to the Sabian Symbols.
In amongst it all, we need to be vigilant around giving rise to issues to do with feelings of self-sacrifice, emptiness, guilt, or any number of other emotions that can lead to self-delusion. Naturally, this is not inevitable, it depends on what is going on for you and around you. As always, we could see this writ more largely in the media; this configuration, especially with the planets involved, can bring up more allegations of sexual assault, bullying, etc, and, there will be judgments made left, right and center.
This configuration can also see us having a spiritual awakening. Interesting, insightful and creative realizations can come through, especially if we honour our sensibilities and give ourselves some time out.
This t-square can bring up issues of seeing others being examined for their motives or acts, and, we might find ourselves asking questions of others. Trials by media may be heightened; certainly, in Australia, we’re seeing celebrities and politicians being called out for the socially unacceptable. It’s a very interesting time where the feminine is saying ‘enough is enough’, and, there will no doubt be more falls from grace with Neptune in such a tight configuration with the full Moon. There can also be a feeling of sacrifice, loss, disillusionment or betrayal in amongst the emotions we’ll see flying around.
Further, with Mercury being stationary and turning retrograde conjunct Saturn on the Galactic Center, we may have the feeling of being able to (or, having to) get it together, to streamline our lives, to live up to our own expectations, to find our successes and let go of our failures, all of which can feel rather acute at the moment. A type of malaise can come about from this conjunction, almost as if we’re standing still and waiting for the next shoe to drop. Mercury, after Saturn has moved away from the GC, will continue to dance on this very powerful point in it’s direct motion in the second week of January.
Whether it’s now, at New Year’s, or, in the second week of January, this is a great time to be making decisions and affirmations. The good news in amongst the Mercury/Saturn conjunction being on the Galactic Center is the opportunity to really tune into the Law Of Attraction; to take charge of our lives, to get a clear sense of where to from here. Saturn, after all, can bring rewards for hard work, but, of course, it can bring about a sense of failure or disappointment if we’re not aligning with where we want to be in life.
With Mercury sitting stationary retrograde on the last degree of Sagittarius – Sagittarius 30: THE POPE BLESSING THE FAITHFUL, we might need to spend more time with loved ones, those who want more of our time and attention. Mercury here, though, can suggest the idea of blessing yourself. What about a bit more self-care in amongst all that needs to be done.
It’s interesting to note that Jupiter, in Scorpio, is on the ‘Cinderella degree’; THE EMBASSY BALL. Which side of the Cinderella story do you feel like you’re on? Is it an issue for you, or, do you know others who are feeling it? This can have us cleaning out the oven while others traipse off to the ‘ball’; the event, the relationship, the wearing of fine clothes and having the right handbag. Jupiter on this degree can be the best thing, bringing all kinds of rewards and lovely things, OR, it can have us feeling where the invitations are, where the fun is being had.
Having said the above, Jupiter and Neptune are in a delightful trine with each other, which can be very inspiring, insightful, intuitive and dream making and realizing. It’s a lovely trine and full of so much spiritual and creative potential, and, it can show us where we need to make changes in order to fulfill our desires. Jupiter is in a quincunx (150 degrees) aspect with the Moon, and, in a semi-sextile aspect with the Sun. This can bring up issues that we might have found somewhat difficult to grasp before now. I call these aspects ‘the itch that can be difficult to scratch’, however, I think that the trine to Neptune will bring sometimes long-awaited messages and answers our way.
The Mars/Uranus opposition that is happening most strongly in the few days before the full Moon may have us wanting to run off, to make big changes, we might feel a bit grumpy if we’re not letting off steam, especially if we’ve been brewing about relationship issues, or, exchanges with others that have been less than satisfactory. With this Mars/Uranus opposition, some decisions may be made, but, it might be a good idea to let things run for a while before actually taking action. That is unless things are unbearable. In that case, going for it, is key, as long as you have thought through things long enough.
Mars, in Libra, quickly moves on to a sextile to Mercury and Saturn in Sagittarius, so, we can find added impetus to work things out and make moves in the right direction.
Lilith is on a degree that I always take note of – Capricorn 3: THE HUMAN SOUL, IN IT’S EAGERNESS FOR NEW EXPERIENCES, SEEKS EMBODIMENT. This is a fabulous degree that speaks of the desire to ‘give birth to your true self’, to be creative, to be really ’embodied’. It’s interesting to note that this is the degree of the Sun most years right on Christmas when the Christian calendar is about celebrating the birth of Christ (‘seeks embodiment’).
Chiron, The Wounded Healer and The Stories We Tell Ourselves, is stationing on Pisces 25: THE PURGING OF THE PRIESTHOOD. So much has already been revealed with those who have occupied positions of power falling from grace, but, there is, no doubt, more to come. A lot of the ‘Me Too’ movement has come, I believe, out of Pluto transiting mid-Capricorn, especially over 16 and 17, BOYS AND GIRLS IN GYMNASIUM SUITS and A YOUNG WOMAN SURREPTITIOUSLY BATHING IN THE NUDE (that last degree can often speak of revealing one’s self, opening up and not hiding away any longer).
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There’s more that can be said about this full Moon, but, it is covered in the list of Sabian Symbols for the planets below.
The full Moon each month marks a time of heightened energies and events. It often marks the culmination of the energies released at the new Moon. Emotions can be supercharged as the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the zodiac and illumination is increased – it’s like we can see in the dark – and we can be hyper-aware as well as being hyper-awake. The effects of a full Moon can be major or minor, depending on how they interact with your own chart.
Sometimes, realisations or events that are unleashed, or unlocked, can stretch their meaning months into the future. A lot can be learned at the time of the full Moon and whether it’s lunacy or illumination, or a combination of both, there’s magic unleashed with every full Moon.
The full Moon is on Gemini 12: …..
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