We are already at the first full moon of the year and what a relevant lunation!!.We begin the new year with a full moon that connects with the Urano-Pluto square as if it wanted to remind us of its meaning in our lives and the fact that it is this year when this aspect, that has been affecting our lives at a collective and personal level for almost 4 years, comes as its end, to put it in some way, since March 15th will mark the seventh and last exact square of these two planets,aspect that will not be repeated in our lives, in the next 245 years, since Pluto will not visit Capricorn again, till then. This transit of Pluto has brought to our consciousness the darker side of Governments, banks and institutions in general, at the collective level and on a personal level, our own shadow (though never entirely personal, since our shadow is often defined by our family and cultural conditioning) and the effect on our psyche, when we ignore it. It is impossible to control something that is unconscious, because it simply overwhelms us in different ways and we don’t have any power over it. We can only transform what we are conscious of.
The Moon 14º of Cancer, opposes this trio in Capricorn and form a Grand Cross with Uranus in Aries and the Lunar node in Libra. These are aspects that I often call “astrological poetry”, since it takes our attention to the fact that to evolve as a specie, we still have serious issues to solve, when it comes to the way we relate with one another (node in Libra). We need to find a new way, find some sort of harmony in the way we relate to others or the Other, and of course, not only on a personal level, but also in the collective. Part of this message has to do with finding some kind of dialogue (Mercury, recently entered in Aquarius, in conjunction to Venus), less loaded with emotions, to resolve old issues that we carry within us from the past, especially those related to our parents and grandparents resentments which still resonate within our cells, instead of analyzing the needs of the present. Although we must have respect and recognition for our ancestors’ struggles, we don’t need to repeat the suffering, on the contrary, by appreciating what they went through, we’ll understand that we don’t have to live the same.
Mars in Aquarius opposes Jupiter in Leo, therefore the subject of struggle of the community, versus our personal ego, is another aspect to reflect upon.
This first full moon in Cancer, which remind us of family life, home and those issues that have to do with our unresolved situations with family members , will be the trend of these coming days. The day after the lunation becomes exact, the pre-shadow period of the next and first Mercury retrograde of the year, which stations retrograde on January 22nd at 17º of Aquarius to start its apparent reverse motion, until February 12, when it will station direct once again in the first degrees of the same sign, but this is the subject of the next article.
This Full Moon brings back the story of the suffering of Demeter in her search for Persephone, her daughter abducted by Hades, as if symbolically connected us with the need for re-encounter with our inner child, whatever your gender,and rescue the innocence and the candor of childhood and puberty. The sign of Cancer connects us with the mother-daughter relationship, with the wonder and the difficulty of it. The mother who does not recognize the natural evolution of the daughter who grows into womanhood and the daughter who has trouble letting go of that role, to become an adult. We don’t all have daughters in real life, but we all an inner daughter that we must help grow and evolve.
This full moon will shake the cardinal signs: Aries-Cancer-Libra-Capricorn, reminding us of the issues still to be resolved. For Sagittarius and Leo, with Saturn already in the sign of the Centaur will mean a glimpse to the topics to dwell with, in the next two years and a half. For the mutable signs: Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius will brings images of financial issues to manage. For the fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius it will be a good idea to listen to the Other more closely, in a new and open way.
This 2015 is a compelling and exiting year, full of challenges and renovated energies, when we must look to the future with a more positive and compassionate vision.
Happy first Full Moon to all.!