Pisces Solar Festival
Subtle Meanings of the Full Moon in Virgo 2008
Malvin Artley concludes his exposition on the esoteric effects of the Full Moon in Virgo, February 28, 2008.
Interesting Geometric Pattern
There is a very interesting geometric pattern involving the undecile series of aspects, the eleventh-harmonic aspect. The planets involved are the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Chiron, with an additional triangle formed with Uranus thrown in for good measure and a bit of interest. The undecile aspect series is thought to impart sudden or drastic change, sudden flashes of insight, unusual events or outcomes and, most importantly, resolution of difficult circumstances – seeing the dualities in one's self and circumstance and finding unique ways of dealing with them. This last point often happens unconsciously in the case of undeciles.
In addition to the subtle geometry of the undecile series, we also have what is known as a Mystic Rectangle, involving a Mars/Pluto opposition, the Sun/Moon axis and with Mars also completing an 'easy opposition' with the Sun/Moon axis. Positively expressed, this configuration brings strong intuition and insight into what might ordinarily be unbearably stalemated situations. The Mars/Pluto opposition will provide the necessary catalysts for change – perhaps explosively, hopefully not – whereas the full moon axis provides the insight the solar festival is meant to bring with it. We should keep in mind that any full moon period is the high point of the month, spiritually considered. The full moon periods are when the spiritual forces of the planet are in their deepest phases of concentration each month. Hence, we are able to access energies and insights not normally available to us at other times. All that additional subjective energy is also why we see a marked increase in hospital admissions at those times. Some people simply find the extra forces too difficult to handle. Release has to come in some way.
Finally, the only other major planetary configuration in the full moon figure comes from the Sun/North Node/Neptune conjunction, to end things on a happier note. The Sun and Neptune are in the two signs most associated with humanity, service and the work of salvation – Aquarius and Pisces. The North Node tends to bring in new circumstances and the meeting of new people. This is a highly spiritual and psychic combination and indicates care for the needy and the sick. We should note, too, that Neptune is at the midpoint of Chiron and the North Node and in wide conjunctions to both of them, also indicating the healing arts and the resolution of emotional pains.
In all, my sense is that the period from now – really until mid-June – is going to be a period wherein some old hurts are going to come forward for resolution, but there is plenty here to indicate some especially favorable outcomes can arise from what will be presented to us, as indicated by the stellium of the Sun, North Node, Neptune and Chiron. And, just so we keep a level head about it all, the idealistic pairing of Mercury and Venus by conjunction is in quincunx to Saturn – a 'Saturn clash' by Magi astrology rules. Although the eclipse itself is classed as a minor one in terms of magnitude, its effects upon personal, and maybe international, relations may be more telling than we might think at first glance. Look at what is happening around us. In Australia, for instance, the government – at long last – has said “Sorry” to the 'stolen generation' of aboriginals. Healing is happening all around us. (I put 'stolen generation' in quotes to indicate the term, not to cast aspersions on the meaning of it. If you live outside Australia and do not know what it means, do a search on the term. It is well-worth a look.)
“I am the Light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life.”
Pisces distributes this “Light of the World” – the energy of the Christ Light. The preceding quote was made at the inception of the Age of Pisces. All true faiths show the way to that Light. It is not a Light that is bound to religion, however, nor is it the sole demonstration of any single personage. It is that Light which reveals the Light of Life itself, as that quote from one of Jesus' sermons states. It is a Light which each one of us carries – and will some day fully demonstrate – as our true Essence. It ends forever the darkness of material existence and reveals the glories of the heaven realms – the realms of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas (Christs), devas, angels, dakas and dakinis, and hosts of deities of all description – including ourselves. It is these realms to which Piscean experience leads us, and for which it prepares us, for there is our true salvation. We lead others to those realms, too, by our own self-salvation in the crucible of material life and in having to 'live in the world, but be not of it'. Does it feel as though a large white cross is somehow dominating your landscape? What will be presented to us? What will our response be in the time of need? How will respond when our own needs have to be addressed and the needs of others as well?
For the longest time I have had a postcard on the bulletin board in my study at which I have smiled many times over the past few years. On it is a picture of John Howard in stately pose, light rays radiating out from his head, and with the members of his front bench arrayed below him. At the bottom of the card is a caption which reads “Love means never having to say you're sorry.” It is, of course, a protest and satire on the refusal of past governments, and especially the Howard government, to say 'that word' to the aboriginal community in Australia. The point to be made from this is not about politics or people, however. We most often find ourselves in painful situations because of our own poor choices, misguided thinking or deliberate wrongful actions, and often from events that happened long ages ago in the past. Nature always balances itself, even in the human world. Nothing ever goes uncorrected, and in simple human terms that process of 'correction' is often most elegantly started by the utterance of a simple word – “Sorry”. Who knows what has happened to us or because of us in the remote reaches of the Earth's history? Few are those who really know. The important thing is that we deal with what is in front of us right now and make certain that whatever wrongs have been committed do not happen again. Actually, love does mean having to say one is sorry at times. May whatever happens for you over the next few months, and especially this one, eventually bring you the inner peace and happiness that we all very rightly deserve, for the natural state of the human being is joy itself – if we could only realize it. The day of the eclipse is also the Buddhist celebration of the Day of Miracles. May all blessings and happiness be yours and may your merit be multiplied a hundred-million times!
19 Feb 2008
This is the end of the article.
Return to the start of The Pisces Solar Festival 2008