We don’t want to give short shrift to the 15 April Venus Station (3am PDT at 27 Pisces), so let’s finish up the Full Moon expeditiously. Let me know if any questions come up. Two other charts are fundamental to grokking the Full Moon, the chart of the Mercury (9 April 4pm PDT, 5 Taurus) and Hylonome (10 April 6am PDT, 9 Capricorn) Stations, and the chart of the Varuna Station (10 April 3pm PDT, 29 Cancer).
The big Grand Cross (red Square and Xes) and the two Grand Trines (equal-sided blue Triangles, which are actually Kites when we add the little triangles on one side of each of them) are the standout features. I don’t think we introduced the Grand Trine earlier.
A “Trine” is the Angle between two planets that are one third of the way round the Zodiac, and the “Grand Trine” is made up of three planets equally spaced around the Loop. Put a fourth planet halfway between two of those, and you have a “Kite,” so named because that’s what it looks like. A Grand Trine makes things so Easy that we refer to it as “Dumb-Luck Grace.”
The “best” charts are charts like this one, that contain major Motivation Configurations (Grand Cross) and major Grace Configurations (Grand Trines), because they Balance Work and Ease, so we neither exhaust ourself nor get lazy.
This is the chart of a highly Motivated Multi-Tasker who can learn how to Channel tons of Grace. Grace is its own Master; until we Learn that others have their own Unique Skills, a Grand Cross often signifies Arrogance, as folks seem incompetent to us when they can’t do what’s Effortless for us. The two Stations are both part of the Grace, not part of the Motivation, and the Complement one another very very well, being both in Earth Signs.
So we should be able to identify the Archeypes that we need to Let Go of relatively easily – don’t try to get hyper-analytical about it, just Ask your Belly what makes it Tense Up.
There are two Fingers of God, one pointing at Hylonome (Letting Go of Archetypes) and the other at Eurydike (Trust). These are the two Energies that the Universe is Asking us to Pay Special Attention to.
The Varuna-Station chart is more assymetrical…
We can see the Grand Trine (big blue triangle) and two “T-Squares” (big red triangles pointing to the left and lower left). A T-Square is half of a Grand Cross, and represents Mastery through Challenge. We usually don’t appreciate the Mastery because we usually get stuck on the Frustration of the ongoing Challenge; we eliminate the Frustration by Paying Attention to how much Mastery we’ve gained.
All that Pressure (where the red and blue triangles converge, at the focus of the T-Square and a corner of the Grand Trine) focuses on asteroid Sappho, which symbolizes Self-Love. We’ll be making our course Easier by exercising what Self-Love we’ve already Mastered, while we’re Learning more of it.
The other T-Square points toward a Stellium made up of Ixion (Our Forbidden Genius), Saturn (The Most Important Thing), Pholus (Taking Full Responsibility), Quaoar (Survival Instincts), and the Galactic Center (Instructions from Headquarters). This is pretty serious; basically the Universe is telling us that we all need to get busy Taking Full Responsibility for Recovering our Unique Genius, or our Survival will be in Question.
But neither of these, Big as they are, is the dominant Configuration – that’s the Yin Gate, the two green Xs in the middle of the chart, enclosed in the blue rectangle, and intertwined with the red Ж (Cyrillic letter Zhe) in the center. The bottom line of a Yin Gate is to Learn the Paradox represented by the central long red line.
Here that’s the Nodal Axis – the path of our Spiritual Progress during the Lifetime. The Paradox involved here is that We Need the Skills Hidden beneath our Held (maximally resisted) Emotions (the South Node or earbuds at the bottom) in order to accomplish our Lifetime Mission (the North Node or stethoscope at the top). That which we hate is our most Powerful tool, once we Learn to Embrace it.