The Full Moon rises in the late afternoon on May 10. It’s an exciting and intense chart, bringing a different landscape to life. Sun is in Taurus, the earth sign, which brings beauty to form. Taurus is ruled by Venus, and it is part of the spring awakening, the appearance of flowers and the soft, golden sun. The Moon sits in Scorpio, a water sign ruling transmutation and psychic gifts. Together, earth and water give life; they germinate seeds, shaping possibility into new form.
All full moon charts bestow high energy, but they can also bestow fruition of dreams and projects. This chart is particularly fertile on the gardening/earthly level, which can apply in others ways, too. For example, the same force, which makes seeds burst into life, can increase the efficacy of creative visualization and manifestation.
Many planets in this chart form trines, harmonious aspects that give ease and flow to life. For example, Sun trines Pluto, Moon trines Neptune, and Mercury trines Saturn. These aspects are beneficial and soften the overall, energetic tone—if we slow our pace and take time to align with the flow of life. (See aspects in the mid-part of the blog.)
One of the major changes includes the movement of the moon’s nodes from Virgo/Pisces to Leo/Aquarius. The north node is an indicator of the higher aspirations of mankind. The new position in Leo speaks of living from the heart courage, and taking one’s place on center stage. The south node refers to tendencies, which require work and effort. When the south node is in Aquarius, it asks for reflection on group efforts, light workers, and the substance of the New Age. (Two planets trine north node, which makes a lovely beginning.)
Many planets remain in fire, and it’s a bit like putting high octane gas and expensive plugs in a Honda Accord. The engine runs too fast and doesn’t run well. In a similar way, the mind can fire many thoughts and move in many directions, but meditation and quiet contemplation will lend better insights in the true direction of life.
Mercury (communications, mind, thought) is placed in Aries, and it’s wonderfully direct. Delays and frustrations should evaporate in the coming weeks. Mercury remains conjunct Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). The conjunction can bring scattered thoughts without focus, or it can give connection with the quantum field—inspiring gestalt thoughts, which can bring huge solutions and answers.
Venus (beauty, love) is pleasantly placed in Aries and conjuncts Chiron, the wounded healer. When we move into a space of love (divine), we can heal old wounds from the past—and experience love in a new way. It’s a lovely opportunity for inner healing. (In many ways, Venus affects our emotions about love and life. Directing emotion to a higher level is a tool to bring about greater healing in life.)
Mars (assertion, action, male energy) remains in Gemini, an air sign, which tends to amplify thoughts on many levels. Our thoughts travel more easily to others, and it’s easy to become distracted. (Mars prefers to act – not think—and it’s not happy with the mental process.) Mars squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which means our thoughts are not always clear or aligned with truth.
Jupiter (good fortune, benevolence) sits in Libra, and squares Pluto (regeneration, underworld.) The placement indicates the need to examine aspects of life and find the “truth” before moving into greater abundance and potential.
Saturn (limitation, karma, structure) in Sagittarius aligns with Galactic Center. While Saturn prefers structure, it can also dissolve structure, which is occurring with its current placement. (It’s a bit like moving into a dark star, then disintegrating and taking a new form.) It’s seems wise to create a new story about the formation of our lives, the future, and the possibilities to come. (In other words, Saturn builds its new structure on the basis of our thoughts, hopes, and aspirations.)
Think of the planets at a large dance. The aspects tell about the costumes and masks, which are worn by the players (planets)—and how they will interact. (There are 11 trines in this chart, which is quite a treat! Trines bring beneficial and harmonious energies.)
Sun (outer life) trines Pluto, giving an abundance of energy and resources to move forward in life. Moon (emotions, inner self) sextiles Pluto. It’s not as harmonious as trine with Sun, but it provides resources for dealing with deep emotions. Moon also trines Neptune, (illusion, mysticism) which can accentuate the beauty of life and soothe the emotional body.
Mercury (communication) trines Saturn (structure) a harmonious aspect that aids with organization and putting ideas into form. (It also helps with practical communication.) Mercury conjuncts Uranus (sudden change), which can bring a bit of mental instability—or too many thoughts. Mars (action, male) trines (harmonious) Jupiter, and this placement can bring an abundance of resources and opportunities.
Saturn (karma, structure) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) and hints at the possibility of positive outcomes related to inner connection, meditation, and personal organization.
Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus square Pluto, which adds a heavy undertone to the overall pleasantness of the chart. Delving into the darkness, finding the truth and relishing it as “light”, and recreating the self are challenges of the New Age.
Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill
Sun is placed on Taurus 21, A Moving Finger Points to Significant Passages in a Book. Passages in a book can refer to illumination, guidance, or direction. We may skim over significant points in a manuscript or take it to heart and use the information in life. (There are many sources of information in life, which can provide guidance—if we open to it.)
Moon sits on Scorpio 21, Obeying their Conscience, A Soldier Resists Orders. The soldier can refer to our membership in society, personal life, or the general trend of our physical life, but it does reflect the need to listen to the inner self—and make decisions, which do not gain approval from the group at large.
Mercury is on Aries 27, Through Imagination, A Lost Opportunity Is Regained. A Course in Miracles and other metaphysical texts suggest the possibility of recovering what is lost through the use of the mind. If we imagine a state of abundance, the universe will deliver it. (The premise is based on the nature of energy. Energy can only be re-arranged.)
Venus sits on Aries 8, The Streamers on a Woman’s Hat Are Blown by the Wind. This symbol refers to the instability of emotions and thought, which alter with the motion of the wind, It’s easy to lose our train of thought with the world moving into the New Age. Nevertheless, the symbol advises stabilizing thought and emotions by concentrating on the inner self.
Mars sits on Gemini 14, Two People at Widely Different Points Are in Conversation with Each Other by Means of Telepathy. Mars is overall energy, and it speaks of conversations, based on telepathy and internal communication. It can refer to intuiting information about mass consciousness as well as love, which connects people through great distances.
Jupiter retrograde is placed on Libra 16, Circular Paths. We walk on circular paths in life by walking through the same patterns and life circumstances—or by changing ourselves and walking through a “higher” spiral.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.