New Moons and Full Moons are great times to experience oppositions and one reason why they are so powerful.
The full moon this month incorporates the Aries – Libra axis meaning that the Sun is in one sign while the Moon is in its opposite. New Moons do the same thing with Earth on the opposite side of the Sun-Moon conjunction.
Oppositions are an important part of astrology, neither an out-and-out challenge nor a blessing, but something meant to expose problems to bring out the best of each. They are always complementary. The qualities of the first six signs, located on the bottom half of the wheel are meant to grow into the qualities of their opposites on the top half. The tug of war is a great metaphor for the opposition, explaining what feels like strain or stress but which is meant to improve muscle, lung power and stamina. If one side becomes unbalanced by an excess of focus, paying attention to the opposition can offset that imbalance. Opposites indicate the direction, the meaning and the purpose of the other.
We recently completed the Virgo – Pisces Axis. Virgo is the last of the bottom half of the zodiac, the 6th sign, while Pisces is the last of all 12 signs. Now we can start over on higher levels. Libra is the first sign of the upper level while Aries is the first sign of the entire zodiac. The shift is from two of our most sensitive and compassionate signs – Pisces and Virgo, to two of our strongest, most assertive signs. Aries and Libra are willing to take the first step forward, to lead the planet and to create anew; one with certainty, one with discrimination. We hope and expect that we have learned something by coming through the softer axis of Pisces – Virgo and can see the steps we need to take to create our world anew, in compassionate and more tolerant ways.
Everyone: The Hunters’ Moon on October 9 is a perfect time to “hunt” the purpose behind
your personal oppositions.
ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: Something needs researching.
Direction: Ask the BIG questions.
Soul Thought: Which ones?
TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: Some things are just too precious to value.
Direction: What are they?
Soul Thought: How does one value, Value?
GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: This could be a comfortable time for you.
Direction: Consider how things have shifted.
Soul Thought: “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” John Kennedy
CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: A potential quarrel may stir the pot mid month.
Direction: But your uncanny clarity can heal or prevent the quarrel.
Soul Thought: “Carry less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the head.” Native American saying
LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: Your shift might be from equilibrium to reactivity.
Direction: Forewarned is forearmed.
Soul Thought: “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: It is a time of seeking balance.
Direction: Is that what you hunt?
Soul Thought: When the hunter and the hunted are in accord.
LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: You may discern a discrepancy in your finances.
Soul Thought: The practice of discernment is an art unto itself.
SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: The problem continues to be wording.
Direction: But communication is also the solution.
Soul Thought: A Word began it all.
SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: It’s a new cycle and the planet hangs in the balance.
Direction: How will you begin anew?
Soul Thought: “What’s bad for the hive is bad for the bee.” Marcus Aurelius
CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: It’s a big challenge, but so many potentialities exist.
Direction: Which one is yours?
Soul Thought: When potential becomes real.
AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: Although you started something new, it may feel like you’re going backwards.
Direction: Don’t worry.
Soul Thought: The pause that refreshes.
PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: You settle back into routine following new insights.
Direction: It’s about solidifying the insights.
Soul Thought: Turning water into wine . . . then drinking it.
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