TRANSCRIPT Episode 201 | Aries Full Moon: Assertive, But Civilized!
Welcome to the Large Sky Astrology Podcast together with your host, astrologer and writer, April Elliott Kent. Whats up, invisible pal, April right here, and the date at present is September twenty fifth, 2023. Welcome to Episode 201 of the Large Sky Astrology Podcast. This week, a revealing Aries Full Moon, Venus makes a jolting side with Uranus, busy Mercury points Jupiter and Uranus, and I tackle a listener query in regards to the location on your photo voltaic return.
However first, I assumed I might share with you this pretty overview of the podcast that got here in from Chef Laurie Gauguin. It says, “I look ahead to April’s upbeat, informative podcast each Monday. She delves into the occasions through the week when the Moon is void after all, and he or she additionally talks in regards to the Sabian symbols akin to the planetary placements. These are issues I’ve but to listen to on different astrologers podcasts. She additionally solutions a listener query every week, which helps me deepen my astrology information. Thanks, April.” Properly, thanks very a lot, Chef Laurie. That’s pretty to listen to. I all the time like to listen to that folks take pleasure in these explicit segments. Particularly the Sabian symbols that I’m so keen on. So I’m actually glad that you just’re having fun with them on the market.
I even have this overview that got here in from Sandy in Sarasota. “April Elliott Kent brings her accessible fashion to the artwork of astrology. As a practising astrologer, I all the time decide up new methods of describing a planet, signal, or planetary configuration. Thanks, April, for your entire laborious work given to us in such a joyful method.” Oh, thanks, Sandy. That’s so good.
I simply needed to share these with you as a result of I do know I’m all the time asking on the finish of every podcast should you would go away a overview or a ranking of the podcast. And I feel that if any person does learn these evaluations, they could be extra inclined to take a hearken to an episode and see in the event that they take pleasure in it. And so they actually make my day. So thanks very a lot.
Mercury trine Jupiter (Sep. 25, 2023, 5:10 am PDT)
The week begins with Mercury’s trine to Jupiter on September twenty fifth at 5:10 a.m. Pacific Time at 14º51’ Virgo and Taurus. The primary two on this sequence of trines had been on August ninth and September 4th. And people first two trines actually emphasised naturalness and practicality, since each of those planets are in Earth indicators. In actual fact, they made their first trine within the sequence on the identical levels as this one, and the identical Sabian symbols. Mercury is on 15 Virgo, A decorative handkerchief, and Jupiter is on 15 Taurus, A person muffled up with a rakish silk hat. Each of these symbols are such an ideal image to me, sensible issues, a handkerchief, being bundled up towards the weather – which have that little aptitude of one thing fancy together with them. And when we now have two planets in Earth indicators, it all the time begins with ensuring that issues are performed in a method that may final, that basically serve their goal. After which we are able to embellish them with somewhat little bit of aptitude – the embroidery on the handkerchief, the rakish silk hat.
Now, Jupiter has a number of large concepts, and in Taurus, lots of these concepts might need to do with issues we wish to purchase, upgrades to our way of life, growing our earnings. Mercury is in command of placing collectively a plan on how you can make that occur. The spreadsheets, the timeline, searching for offers, determining how you can use our present talent set to earn more money.
When you’ve performed your work through the earlier two trines, you must have a fairly good sense by now. of what’s actually vital to you, in addition to a fairly good plan for how you can get it.
Aries Full Moon (Sep. 25, 2023, 2:57 am PDT)
And now for the Moon Report for the week of September 25. We start with the Aries Full Moon on September 29 at 2:57 a.m. Pacific Time. It’s at 6º Aries. The Aries Full Moon highlights the stability between Libra, which is the signal that tends to take others into consideration earlier than appearing, and Aries, which symbolizes placing ourselves first. The Full Moon in Aries lets us know if this polarity is out of stability in our lives, or if we have to pump up the power on one aspect or the opposite. If we’ve been placing ourselves first somewhat too usually, it’s time to concentrate to what others want. And if we’re paying an excessive amount of consideration to what others want, on the expense of ourselves, nicely, it’s time to pump up the Aries aspect of our nature.
Mars is the planet that guidelines Aries, and it’s at the moment in Libra, so we are able to assert ourselves as wanted whereas nonetheless being fairly civilized and well mannered. Aries basically is nice for getting us unstuck and for serving to propel us ahead if we’ve been procrastinating or simply having a tough time summoning the power or typically the braveness to do one thing we have to do.
That is the Full Moon in a lunar section household cycle that started on March thirty first, 2022, with the New Moon at 11º30’ Aries. The First Quarter on this cycle was on December twenty ninth, 2022, and now we’re on the Full Moon. The Final Quarter will likely be on June 28, 2024. So, if we expect again to the top of March final yr, when the New Moon was in Aries, I feel that we are able to most likely begin to establish what it was that was occurring at the moment, the vital issues that had been getting began.
Then on the First Quarter Moon in December of 2022 would have been the time when there was some sort of motion that moved that New Moon narrative ahead. Now, at this Full Moon, we’re able to higher see what it was that we initiated at that Aries New Moon. After which, on the Final Quarter, in June of subsequent yr, would be the time for making any sort of modifications, final minute alterations, and make one ultimate large push to convey that matter to completion.
Let’s have a look at the Void of Course Moon intervals for this week. On September 26, the Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus at 5:8 a.m. Pacific Time. It’s Void of Course for somewhat beneath 12 hours earlier than getting into Pisces at 5:18 PM. That could be a good, lengthy, void after all moon interval. What does it wish to educate us?
The Moon in Aquarius is communal and pleasant, somewhat bit indifferent. It’s dominated by two planets, Saturn, the standard ruler, and Uranus, the trendy ruler. The sq. from the Moon to Uranus appears to be asking, which do you want extra of in your life? Saturn, with its guidelines and bounds, or Uranus, which wants extra freedom and independence? Throughout this protracted Void of Course Moon interval, take note of these two concepts and the way they present up on the planet round you at present. What behaviors would you profit from altering, the Saturnian ones or the Uranian ones?
On September twenty eighth, the Moon in Pisces sextiles Pluto at 1:57 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s void after all for about three and one quarter hours earlier than it enters Aries at 5:17 pm. Every month, the Moon’s time in Pisces will be very restful and imaginative, but it surely may also be a time after we get somewhat bit misplaced and off target. The sextile to Pluto from the Moon in Pisces alerts a Void of Course Moon interval after we break any habits that we now have of procrastination or of simply sort of letting ourselves float off target, and as a substitute follow exerting some concentrate on some explicit goal. It could possibly be one thing for work, possibly, or a undertaking round the home, and see should you can mix that pretty Pisces creativeness to additionally being very targeted and getting issues performed.
On September thirtieth, the Moon in Aries squares Pluto at 2:49 PM Pacific Time. It’s void after all for about three and a half hours earlier than it enters Taurus at 6:18 p.m. When the Moon is in Aries, it’s hurry up time, and we typically skip just a few crucial steps alongside the best way. The sq. to Pluto exhibits us the place we now have missed steps. And sort of exhibits us the implications of doing that. This Void of Course Moon interval is a time to retrace our steps, end up what we missed, and hopefully bear all of this in thoughts the subsequent time we let ourselves go racing forward with out actually taking an in depth have a look at what we’re doing.
Venus sq. Uranus (Sep. 29, 2023, 10:52 am PDT)
On September 29 at 10:52 AM Pacific Time, Venus squares Uranus, at 22º40, Leo and Taurus. That is one other side that’s the ultimate one in a sequence. The primary side within the sequence was on July 2, and the second was on August 9, whereas Venus was nonetheless retrograde.
I see this sequence of squares as having been about awakening us to what it’s that we worth, how we worth ourselves, and, how we’re being handled by others. Venus’ points to Uranus all the time spotlight the potential rigidity in relationships between togetherness and independence. If that’s one thing that got here up for you through the earlier two actual squares, now’s the time to return to some sort of decision by negotiating the particulars of how you can have each.
Venus can also be an emblem of cash, and it could possibly be that one thing that you just spent cash on again in early July. And possibly you discovered an issue with it in early August, is now about to lastly be resolved. This could be a time of coming into sudden windfalls. It may also be an surprising expense.
Mercury trine Uranus
And on September 30 at 9:55 AM Pacific Time, Mercury trines Uranus at 22º38’ minutes Virgo and Taurus. Mercury’s on the Sabian image 23 Virgo, An animal coach, and Uranus is on 23 Taurus, A jewellery store. These are two symbols we’ve seen quite a bit in latest weeks. We first noticed it when Mars was on the animal coach diploma and aspecting Uranus on August sixteenth. And I bear in mind saying on the time, that is the time to coach your temperament and your bodily power, to be able to obtain the advantages of Uranus, which might be inspiration and breakthroughs. Then we had the Solar trine Uranus on September 15 on the identical diploma. And I bear in mind saying that is the time to coach your ego, in case your sense of self tends to get somewhat bit out of hand.
Now Mercury is trine Uranus, and it’s time to coach our minds to be able to obtain inspiration and breakthroughs. This can be a incredible time for inspiration and for brainstorming. It’s a good time for breakthroughs and any sort of drawback you’ve been attempting to resolve, particularly bodily, sensible issues.
The correct inspiration simply appears to point out up on the proper time, and to me that’s the promise of this mixture, the place we now have Mercury on the animal coach diploma and Uranus on a jewellery store providing a bounty of glittering gems of concepts. So should you’ve been searching for simply the correct time to brainstorm concepts on your work or for anything actually, this can be a great side for it.
And we’ll most likely expertise its affect a few days upfront. So between, say, the twenty eighth and into these early couple of days of October. Sit down together with your notepad and your favourite pen and make lists and lists, and I feel you’ll give you one or two gems.
Listener Query: Location for Photo voltaic Return
On this week’s listener query… Listener L H asks, “Hello April, I take pleasure in your podcast, particularly the listener questions. Right here’s my query. I made a decision spur of the second to spend my early August birthday on the seaside. So I wrapped up work and I drove two hours west on the morning of my birthday beneath a Pisces moon and spent three days on the Delaware shore.
Once I lastly had the possibility to take a seat down and have a look at my photo voltaic return chart. I observed that the shift of location, 130 miles west, from my hometown, which can also be my delivery location, triggered the photo voltaic return Solar to shift from the eighth home to the seventh home, in addition to another shifts. Since my natal Solar, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto are within the eighth home, placements that may typically be insufferable, I used to be delighted to see the Solar shift to the seventh home, the place I’ve no natal planets.
The work that takes most of my time is monetary administration, and I deal with each day actual property points for a belief. Usually, I’m as much as my eyeballs in plumbing emergencies and roof leaks, and the artistic work that I would like to be doing languishes. I’ve been desirous to focus extra on literary writing, vocal creations and dance collaborations, and I’m actively in search of friendships and partnerships that may decide to long run initiatives with me, which proceed to elude me for essentially the most half.
Some astrologers would possibly say that I’ve shifted my photo voltaic return yr by touring to the seaside, even when performed fairly innocently. Others would possibly say that I’m caught with the eighth home solar, as a result of it’s my natal placement, and it’s the photo voltaic return placement for my hometown, and in any case, I used to be solely on the seaside for a few days.
I wish to interpret the chart each methods, that I can, and all the time have, had entry to eighth home points. Given my natal placements, and that due to a last-minute intuitive determination to drop my work and escape to the shore for my birthday, I now even have stronger entry to seventh home and third home themes this yr.
And, by the best way, I had a good time on the seaside and bought loads performed on a artistic undertaking. Do you’ve gotten a view?”
April: Properly, thanks, LH. This can be a very talked-about and relatively controversial query. On the finish of the day, it boils right down to this. What’s the most correct location to set one’s photo voltaic return chart?
Now first, only a fast rationalization of the photo voltaic return for many who could also be unfamiliar with what it’s. It’s a chart solid for the precise second annually when the Solar returns to the precise diploma, signal, minute, and second that it occupied on the time of your delivery. Due to the distinction between the calendar, and our motion across the Solar, this nearly by no means occurs at your actual delivery time. It takes place someday inside two days of your birthday. And that actual time varies relying on the placement we use to solid the chart. And the chart can change loads relying on that location. The planets will nonetheless be in the identical indicators and the identical relationship to at least one one other, however they are often in several homes of the chart. And naturally you get a special wheel, a special rising signal, a special Midheaven diploma.
Some astrologers really feel strongly that you must use the placement the place you had been born to solid this chart, no matter the place you reside now, as a result of the solar’s return needs to be to the place the place you began out, that it’s going to resonate with that place. Others select to solid the chart for the placement the place you spent your birthday.
In impact, there are individuals who deliberately journey for every birthday to a spot the place the wheel of the photo voltaic return chart will likely be extra advantageous for sure issues. That is an method that LH is hoping to take. After which there are those that consider the extra correct chart is the one solid for the place the place you reside and spend nearly all of your time.
What I’ve noticed through the years, LH, is that the chart that appears to greatest describe the photo voltaic yr is the one which’s solid for the place the place you reside. If I’m understanding appropriately, the Solar within the photo voltaic return chart is hovering very near the boundary between the seventh and eighth homes. Once more, astrologers I respect would learn the Solar as working in each of those homes.
After we’re speaking in regards to the seventh and eighth, I feel that makes good sense. The reason is that there aren’t any traces within the sky that point out precisely the place the seventh home ends and the eighth home begins. The start of the seventh home is one other matter, as a result of it begins on the observable horizon. So I suppose I might say, LH, that you would be able to actually have a look at each.
However I’ll say that in my expertise, the photo voltaic return chart for the place the place you spend your birthday, if it’s completely different than the place the place you reside, fairly often describes your birthday expertise rather well, however that while you return to the place the place you truly stay, that’s the chart that appears to take precedence.
I encourage you to make copious notes over the subsequent 12 months. And see how issues proceed.
Now, as luck would have it, and this can be a first on the podcast, I’ve this observe up from listener L. H., who stated I might share it with you. L. H. wrote,
“Since I returned from my pretty seaside journey, eighth home points have gobsmacked me for the final month and a half. Bank card points, double fees. Debt associated irregularities, cash, fund administration for folks and daughter, financing of an funding, dealing with of buddies’ cash associated to dying planning, and so forth. Eighth Home has been full on, together with plumbing and roof leak points which are costing a bundle. I had one pretty Seventh Home dance partnership expertise that lasted precisely 48 hours after which dissolved again into Eighth Home woes, so it appears to be like like I’m straddling the 2 and Eighth Homes forward for the time being. Thanks, and I really like the present.”
Oh, LH, thanks a lot for sharing that, and I actually hope you start to see somewhat extra of that pretty seventh home expertise as your photo voltaic yr goes on.
I hope that that helps, L. H. And should you, invisible pal, have a query you’d like me to reply on a future episode, simply go away a message of 1 minute or much less at speakpipe.com/bigskyastrologypodcast. Or e-mail me at April(at)bigskyastrology(dot)com and put “podcast query” within the topic line.
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