Moon is a time to plant seeds of self-confidence, love and self-expression. It is especially blessed because it occurs at
15* Leo, a power gate which is celebrated as Lammas or Lughnasadh . There are four cross-quarter days in the
Wheel of the Year which correspond to the 15* critical degrees in the signs of
Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. These points are known as Avatar Points.
They are considered to be degrees where important spiritual influences enter
the Earth plane and our lives. Planets moving across these Avatar Points will
trigger the release of these influences.
So this New Moon, take time to meditate and open yourself to spiritual
This New Moon is embraced and challenged by the feminine asteroids. Vesta and Ceres in Leo add a sense of self-possession (Vesta) and nurturing (Ceres) to the seeds we plant this New Moon. Juno in Aquarius opposes the New Moon, demanding equal rights between partners. And Pallas adds her wisdom and intelligence to Jupiter's meeting with Pluto, so we have a better chance of mediating these two powerful energies.
As we move into August, the summer's grand water trine is still active, with Jupiter in Cancer anchoring in the third leg of the triangle along with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio. Jupiter in Cancer expands our faith in our emotional body's ability to tell us what we need. Jupiter, who was a great lover of women, opens us to the feminine aspects of life, helping us honor our feelings, our intuitions, and our sense of what nurtures and sustains us and those we love. Along with Neptune in Pisces' gift of empathy and Saturn in Scorpio's demand for personal accountability, Jupiter's expansive nature helps us understand that the whole world is our family! So play fair with everyone you meet!
Jupiter is also involved in the ongoing Uranus in Aries/ Pluto in Capricorn square. He's a busy archetype! While the water trine calls on his blessings, the evolutionary square, with Jupiter opposing Pluto on August 7th for the first of three oppositions, and Jupiter squaring Uranus on August 21 for the first of three squares, will call upon his beliefs and sense of values to do the right thing. Jupiter was the King of the Gods, and it was his responsibility to mediate between the various powers of Olympus. With his involvement in this transformative planetary square, he can either bring up even more intolerant beliefs or more positively, get us to look at our beliefs and ask ourselves if they serve Life. For in this transformative time, we all must become servants of Life.
The Pluto in Capricorn/ Jupiter in Cancer opposition occurs on the day after this New Moon. It seems we will be re-tuning our subtle bodies to a higher vibration--or at least a more inclusive, balanced one.
The Sabian symbol for Pluto at 10* Capricorn is: On a sailboat, sailors are feeding a tame albatross. An albatross symbolically implies someone is carrying an emotional burden of some kind, most definitely caused by patriarchal rules and fears. Pluto blows them out of the water! For sailors to feed an albatross implies that if we make friends with our emotional bodies--rather than shun them--we can be relieved of the burden of old emotional wounds. It implies compassion for ourselves and others. Let go of those old emotions, they are no longer needed for self-protection.
symbol for Jupiter at 10* Cancer is: A
large diamond in the first stages of the cutting process. This is what the Taoists call "the diamond
body', the subtle body
of the chakra systems. Jupiter is
re-tuning our bodies at the cellular, subtle levels. Work with him to enhance the changes, the shape the Diamond. Stay emotionally curious and expansive. Listen!
I will talk about Jupiter's square to Uranus in my next Aquarius/Leo Full Moon newsletter.
Enjoy the end of Summer!