Between the Pillars V.3 no.4
We at Indigo Ray Astrology Inquiry hope you are having a wonderful
Summer. With that in mind there are few tidbits we would like
On June 14th, Uranus went retrograde; sudden insight and instinctive
action can be a direct result of this period.
On July 16th, Saturn moves into Leo; teaching you once again,
the Universe knows the timeline. Time for leadership in your
own self-discipline instead of trying to control others discipline.
On July 22nd, Mercury will go retrograde; inner communication
and awareness. Daily meditations and guided visualizations
bring about your own inner peace.
On July 22nd, the Sun will move into Leo; fiery king of the
zodiac, leadership, children, romance and such. Great time
to shed light on those hidden talents and artistic gifts for
others to share.
AND on July 22nd, the Moon will have its second FULL
the sign of Capricorn under the still Cancerian Sun.
Could we call this the astrological "blue" moon?
This second Capricornian moon has a different energy than the
first one that occurred on June 21st of last month. Largely
because it is on the cusp of both signs at the front (Sagittarius
and the first full moon) and the end (Aquarius, this full moon).
To review: a Full Moon happens when the Moon and the Sun are
opposite each other and the Earth has moved out of the way
from casting its Shadow on that nocturnal orb. Astrologically
in a chart, the Moon is exactly 180 degrees from the Sun. So
if the moon's degree is 28 Capricorn51 minutes than the Sun's
placement is exactly 28degreesCancer and 51 minutes. Cancer
Sun and Capricorn moon are polar partners in the zodiac signs.
Polarity Chart or Opposite Signs of the Zodiac and their elements
Aries (FIRE ELEMENT: POSITIVE)<-->Libra (AIR ELEMENT: POSITIVE)
Taurus (EARTH ELEMENT:NEGATIVE)<-->Scorpio (WATER ELEMENT:NEGATIVE)
Gemini (AIR ELEMENT:POSITIVE)<-->Sagittarius (FIRE ELEMENT:POSITIVE)
Cancer (WATER ELEMENT:NEGATIVE)<-->Capricorn (EARTH ELEMENT:NEGATIVE)
Leo (FIRE ELEMENT:POSITIVE)<-->Aquarius (AIR ELEMENT:POSITIVE)
Virgo (EARTH ELEMENT:NEGATIVE)<-->Pisces (WATER ELEMENT:NEGATIVE)
Esoterically it could be said that the Sun (Spirit) is enlightening
the Moon (Soul) with important information not seen in the
previous cycle. The Earth (Matter) is no longer in the way
of this dissemination.
The Full Moon energy presents itself as a pivot point in the
lunation cycle. The first half from the New moon to the Gibbous
stage activates much of your intuitive and instinctual ideas
The second half, from the Dissemination to Balsamic presents
the opportunity for you to actively engage more on the conscious
level to bring to fruition those ideas.
This potential energy offers the choice of review and re-evaluation
of what has gone on in the previous two weeks. This may result in
the action of flip flopping from your position to see your ideas
in a different light. The shadowy areas are now lit up for our review
and often revision of the first two weeks worth of projects.
So we felt this Full Moon energy in Capricorn last month under the
Cancerian Sun following closely behind Summer Solstice and the Sagittarius
FIRE Moon. The next full illumination is on July 21 and again, under
the Capricorn sign and the Cancerian Sun, preceding the movement
into the next sign, Aquarius and element of AIR.
We often refer to Dane Rudhyar's book, Astrological Mandala to give
an idea on the flavor of the Moon's degree and sign. Often it gives
us a point for personal mediation and meditation.
Excerpted below for your own consideration.
1 degree of Capricorn
Symbol: "An Indian chief claims power for the assembled tribe"
Keynote: The power and responsibility implied in any claim of leadership
Capacity latent in every individual to claim and assume AUTHORITY
in a vital group-situation
29 degree of Capricorn
Symbol: "A woman reading tea leaves"
Keynote: The ability to see the SIGNATURE of hidden meaning in every
occurrence drawing one's attention.
What is implied is the ability not only to perceive the facts of
everyday existence, but to see through these facts and discover how
they are related to the realm of basic meanings or archetypal processes.
This is essentially what is meant by true CLAIRVOYANCE, the capacity
to see in everything the Signature of deeper realities.
Depending on where this Capricornian Moon resides in juxtaposition
of your own personal natal chart, one can not make blanket generic
statements of the affect at the personal level in this newsletter.
That is where a professional astrologer can assist you in interpretation.
What we would propose is to consider that something that may have
been at its culmination last month is needing some revision and re-evaluation
this month. It's a good time to rethink this full moon and maybe
turn the projects started last month around this time on it's side
(much like the planet Uranus rotates) for another perspective.
Capricornian characteristics naturally instill the ability to dot
the "i's" and cross the "t's". It's not unusual to understand that
this energy for about two days before and after the exact full moon
will propose some activity of scrutiny for perhaps a deeper understanding.
Because we are dealing with the polar signs, look also to the potential
of examining relationships and changing ways of approaching rehashed
subjects ad nauseum with those you love, thus bringing them under
a new light.
As we close this letter, we invite you to attend one of my summer
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As always, we wish you
Joy and serenity under all the Sun and Moon and the Stars
Jacquelyn and Ira
For further reading we suggest:
Tides, Soul Passages by Maria Kay Simms
Mandalas by Dane Rudhyar