Lovely sight out there, with the Fulling Moon kissing Jupiter.
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The yet-more indented italic text explains astrological terms and processes.
We don’t follow this format exclusively, but it’s sort of a goal.
We’re about three hours from the Moon crossing the near Midpoint between Jupiter and the North Node (2am 18 PDT April), and twelve hours from the Moon crossing the far Midpoint between Chiron and the South Node (11am PDT 18 April). The Moon has been, and will be, within one Degree of Sensitivity from this complex between about 6pm PDT 17 April till about 5pm PDT 18 April, and within three Degrees of Sensitivity from around noon PDT 17 April till around 9pm PDT 18 April. It’d be a useful time to measure your own Sensitivity.
So…what’s this all about?
The Nodes are often referred to as “The Dragon,” the North Node as the Dragon’s Head and the South Node as the Dragon’s Tail. A Centaur is a planetoid chasing an irregular orbit between Jupiter and Neptune – Chiron is a Centaur. Like the half-human-half-horse Greek Centaurs, the cosmic Centaurs and half comet and half asteroid. Jupiter was the King of the Roman Gods.
“Sensitivity” is like “slop” – we don’t wait till an astrological event is Exact, we start feeling it when it’s still some distance away – three Degrees if we’re pretty Sensitive, one Degree even if we’re a Muggle. Of course it could be a matter of education – even a Muggle experiences the astroevents, they just aren’t Conscious of how their emotions, thoughts, circumstances, and actions are related to what’s going on in the sky.
Midpoints are just Sensitive points halfway between two planets or other Heavenly Bodies.
The Moon triggers things that are thinking about happening. The North Node represents our Deepest Desires and Mission in the Lifetime, while Jupiter symbolizes Expansion. One way to interpret the South Node is that it stands for our Limiting Beliefs, probably adopted from “Past Lives.” Maybe from Childhood, but Childhood Traumas are usually hangovers from Past Lives. Chiron is trickier. It represents Despair or Discouragement, but it’s “curable” through Empathy. Empathy Heals, and when we Empathize with ourself, Despair Dissolves.
The Nodes are called the “Dragon” because, like their name-sake, they can breathe fire, and occasionally get hungry and fly around torching villages for the fun of it. They kind of represent what we’re scared to face – we shy away from our Deepest Desires (North Node) because we feel Guilty about them, and we shy away from our Limiting Beliefs (South Node) because we don’t want to have to re-Experience the heavy Emotions that surround them.
So this is a very potent combination – feeling (Healable) Despair about our Limiting Beliefs while Conscious of the pull of our Deepest Desires and our Mission on the Planet. If we’re lucky or Skillful, we break through the Despair and leap toward our Deepest Desires and Mission. Mind is smaller than Mission, so most of us aren’t actually able to comprehend exactly what our Mission here is, why we came here. Our Deepest Desires are a snapshot of our Mission – by following our Bliss we move toward our Mission.
Most of us probably feel good about the idea of “Mission,” unless we think of it as an unnecessary burden. And most of us feel some degree of Guilt or other Hesitation about our Deepest Desires, because we think they’re Selfish, or somebody told us they were naughty. That Guilt or Hesitation is a Mirror of our Limiting Beliefs. We have to break through that to get closer to our Mission and to our Heart’s Desire.
So this weekend, with a little self-Empathy (Honesty with ourself about what’s really going on) we get an Opportunity to break through our Limitations and soar toward What We Want out of Life. Huzzah!!
All this happens between 11 and 26 (three Degrees of Sensitivity) or 13 and 24 (one Degree of Sensitivity) Degrees of Virgo (Moon-North Node-Jupiter) and Pisces (South Node-Chiron), so we’re mostly talking about the second Decanate of Virgo-Pisces, or the Capricorn Decanate (Practicality) of Virgo (Transformation) and the Cancer (Nurturing) Decanate of Pisces (Embracing Unfinished Emotions). Whatever natal planets you have in these Degrees, or in the same span of Sagittarius or Gemini, will be lit up big-time this weekend.
A Decanate is a ten-Degree section of a Sign. So for instance, the first Decanate of Virgo (Transformation) is the Virgo Decanate (Ego Death) of Virgo, the second is the Capricorn Decanate, and the third is the Taurus (Solidifying) Decanate. So the Virgo Transformation process involves
- Melting down the Ego we established in Leo (Ego Death, Virgo-Virgo),
- Coming to understand what we have to Let Go of if we are to find a new Balance (getting Practical about it, Virgo-Capricorn), and
- Settling into a new place of relative Stability (Virgo-Taurus) in order to prepare ourself to meet Other – Other People, and Not-Me in general – in Libra.
We enter Virgo knowing Who We Are, and we leave Virgo knowing Who We Aren’t.
The Decanates follow the Qualities of each Sign – for instance, Virgo is an Earth Sign, so its three Decanades follow the three Earth Signs. Pisces is a Water Sign, so its three Decanates chase Water around the Zodiac.
Here’s an excellent prediction about what might happen if we, collectively, don’t manage to be Honestly Loving with ourself soon…
Could be a prediction for early June’s Initiation of Uranus (our Soul Self) by Eris (the Revelation of Denial).