By: Hare in the Moon Astrology
Here comes another big week of truth or dare, of all too visible tangible karmic outworkings of cause and effect, stirred into a cocktail of unintended consequences.
On Sunday August 22nd, the 2nd (!) Full Moon in Aquarius in 4 weeks ruled by unpredictable planetary wild man Uranus is a reminder that the 2020-2043 Aquarian Era means business by way of relentless radical disruptive transformation….. and that Saturn currently in the sign of the Iconoclast is just the warm up act for Pluto in Aquarius from March 2023-2043.
Amplifying everything-good or bad- the Moon at the Master 29th degree of Aquarius is conjunct Jupiter in a Grand Cross with the Sun in Leo and the karmic Nodes of Fate, trine the Galactic Centre. The Sky God operates by delivering unpredictable shocks, reversals or insights that electrify you out of your comfort zone, teaching you to collaborate with the inevitable. A double Full Moon is a time of culmination- the results are in on the progressive changes you’ve made - or the resistance you’ve put up - since December 21 2020 when Saturn and Jupiter crossed into Aquarius.
There’s more…… all this is playing out against a much longer and more impactful planetary cycle-the ongoing squares between Great Eliminator Pluto in Capricorn and Disruptor Eris in Aries. On August 27/28th, the square is exact with another ahead on October 9th. The 24/25 degree point of Capricorn and Aries will be triggered into 2022, followed by conjunctions to Eris from Chiron and Saturn all the way to 2028.
Eris delivers inconvenient truths, revealing what has been hidden and what is bubbling just underneath the “norms” of our collective. The Disruptor challenges the reality of a anything based on false pretences, provoking change by upsetting the status quo- upsetting the apple cart. Eris’ influence operates by breaking open outworn structures, situations, belief systems and relationships to allow a wider awareness to enter, cutting through the comfort zone of our/your existing sense of reality or entitlement.
Think back over the last few years from 2016 when, collectively, everything that can be challenged is being challenged.
This week, as Mercury opposes slippery Neptune, trines Pluto and squares the Galactic Centre, expect revelations – the Emperor’s new clothes, anyone- along with some of your long held beliefs being cleanly dismantled by reality checks- all the better to see more clearly.
Stay on your Witness perch, don’t jump to hard and fast conclusions and maintain High Heart neutrality.
The Chandra Symbol for Pluto 24 Capricorn says it all: Stalactites and Stalagmites almost grown together: “The sensation here is that the whole Earth is going through radical changes of an overwhelming destiny kind and somebody has to be there on the spot to witness, to draw the lessons and meanings into a common currency. A shadow aspect looms large here. Past karmas reverberate. There is a sense that this has happened before and nobody ever responded appropriately. The great mass of this energy is hidden, is unknown, is out of view. This makes it more potent and decisive. You just have to strip yourself back, surrendering your old pictures, viewing everything afresh. Yet the baggage is ancient and empirical, so there will be fatal flaws manifesting. There are times when great truths are revealing through strange cracked vessels.” Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale.