TRANSCRIPT Ep. 218 | Leo Full Moon: Drama Alert! (1.22.24)
Hi there Invisible Good friend, April right here and the date as we speak is January 22, 2024. Welcome to Episode 218 of the Massive Sky Astrology Podcast. This week, Venus places on her pinstripe swimsuit and enters Capricorn, then connects with Jupiter and Saturn. A vivid, sunny, Leo Full Moon squares exuberant Jupiter. Uranus turns direct, and Mars squares the Lunar Nodes. Plus, I reply a listener query about lunar points that occurred simply earlier than you have been born.
Venus enters Capricorn (Jan. 23, 2024, 12:50 am PST)
Venus enters Capricorn on January twenty third at 12:50 am Pacific Time. It’ll be in Capricorn by means of February sixteenth. Venus, the planet of affection. Within the signal of Capricorn, it’s time for getting severe about relationships. About the way in which we deal with our cash, it is a nice transit for creating issues that may final, for making magnificence a part of what you are promoting.
Venus will even make points to Jupiter and Saturn later within the week from this signal. It’s not one of the crucial touchy-feely indicators for Venus. Capricorn is an Earth signal, and so Venus, on this signal, says we actually recognize the bodily world. We recognize bodily magnificence, the fantastic thing about the outside. And likewise, it’s a very sensible and pragmatic signal, so this influences the monetary facet of Venus.
This can be a time once we is perhaps a little bit extra profitable asking for a increase or for extra duties. It can be an excellent time for following by means of on any sorts of resolutions that you just might need made at first of the 12 months about getting your funds so as, residing inside your means, residing merely and investing in solely these issues that may final, and which might be actually obligatory in your life.
Leo Full Moon (Jan. 25, 2024, 9:54 am PST)
Now for the Moon Report. And it begins with the Leo Full Moon on January twenty fifth, at 9:54 am Pacific Time, at 5º14’ Leo and Aquarius. Throughout Aquarius’s season, the emphasis is on collaborations with others, working collectively in society, inside teams, to make change and progress or to work towards the longer term.
Leo contributes to that as nicely, however is extra geared towards emphasizing our particular person significance and creativity, about remembering what’s particular about you and about celebrating right here and now, somewhat than a lot projecting forward into the longer term.
The Sabian image for the Moon is 6 Leo, An quaint girl and an updated woman. I like this for the Full Moon in Leo as a result of the Solar is in Aquarius, and that’s very up to date and really updated. And regardless of appearances, Leo can truly be surprisingly conventional in some methods. If you concentrate on Leo because the king or queen, there’s a sure funding there in sustaining the established order and of a hierarchy the place one individual is on the high, after which there are completely different ranges coming down.
So Leo can, to some extent, be invested in these sorts of constructions, these sort of societal constructions. So, though it may possibly appear very dramatic and even theatrical, there’s, beneath the floor, a little bit extra of a standard aspect to Leo.
That is about exploring each side, a little bit extra conventional facet and the very up to date updated facet.
Within the Full Moon chart, the Leo Moon is opposed the Solar and Pluto of their conjunction in early Aquarius. And all of those are sq. Jupiter in Taurus. Full Moon instances are all the time a little bit bit extra dramatic. Our feelings are a little bit nearer to the floor, perhaps. And with the Moon on this considerably dramatic signal of Leo, and with the planet Jupiter concerned, which tends to develop issues out, make issues much more so – so on this case, a little bit extra dramatic and a little bit bit susceptible to overdoing issues with this Jupiter aspect. So what’s vital to recollect at this Full Moon is to rejoice what’s distinctive about you, the attractive inventive qualities you provide the world. However to rein within the pointless drama, for those who ought to end up going overboard.
And if this expresses itself by means of the folks near you, in the event that they’re getting a little bit bit excessive with issues, it is a time for a little bit little bit of endurance with that and ready it out. As a result of often these items will settle down a little bit bit a few days after the Full Moon.
Lunar Part Household Cycle
That is the Full Moon in a lunar part household cycle that started on July 28, 2022, with a New Moon at 5º38’ Leo. The First Quarter on this cycle was on April 27, 2023. So now we’re on the Full Moon on this three-year cycle. And it’s once we can actually start to see what it was that was really initiated at that New Moon in late July 2022.
As a result of once more, on the New Moon, we don’t all the time know what we’re beginning, what we’re initiating. We’d have a dim thought, but it surely’s not till we get to the Full Moon that we actually can start to see the shape that it’s taken.
Then the Final Quarter on this cycle will probably be on October 24, 2024, as we’ll take some closing motion to finalize this lunar part household story.
Void-of-Course Moon intervals
Let’s have a look at the Void-of-Course Moon intervals for this week.
On January twenty second, the Moon in Gemini opposes Venus in Sagittarius at 12:40 pm Pacific Time. It’ll be Void-of-Course for simply over sixty minutes, after which it enters Most cancers at 1:51 pm.
An opposition facet brings consciousness. On this case, it’s an consciousness of wants and want. The Moon symbolizes our wants and our consolation zone, and Venus is a logo of what we want. The 2 should not all the time in sync. As a way to go after one thing we want, we regularly need to get out of our consolation zone, make ourselves a little bit extra weak, which the Moon doesn’t all the time love. So that’s what this quick Void-of-Course Moon interval is about.
Maybe there is a chance that presents itself to go after one thing that you really want. Venus is in Sagittarius, so perhaps it’s one thing that you just’ve by no means finished earlier than. Or a visit that you just need to take, or a brand new social state of affairs that presents itself to you. And the Moon is holding again and not likely essentially desirous to step out and go after that.
So whether or not you act on this or not, it is a good Void-of-Course hour to ponder this. Take a look at if there are methods in your life that that is changing into a little bit of a behavior for you. Of not likely having the ability to put your self on the market and be weak. And get a little bit bit uncomfortable so that you could pursue issues that you really want.
On January twenty fourth, the Moon in Most cancers trines Neptune at 2:58 pm Pacific Time. This can be a fairly lengthy Void-of-Course interval, for nearly eight and a half hours, till the Moon enters Leo at 11:36 pm.
Once we see a trine, we all know that there’s a reward that’s coming our manner. The Moon in Most cancers is a logo of what we’ve nurtured and cared for, and the reward is of the character of Neptune.
Neptune symbolizes essentially the most lovely, unconditional, spiritually uplifting love, and artistry. In case you are an artist or a musician or a author, this may be an especially fecund interval the place the concepts that you just’ve been incubating for some time are actually actually able to be expressed in an exquisite manner.
You’ve obtained a pleasant lengthy eight-and-a-half hour interval to work with this. When you have been attempting to nurture relationships in your life, whether or not it’s with household or buddies and even romantic pursuits, it is a time when that reference to Neptune can deliver in regards to the sense that you just’ve actually been profitable and now there’s a a lot deeper sense of affection and attachment between you and these different folks.
And on January 26, the Moon in Leo squares Uranus at 1:19 pm, and this begins a 21-hour Void-of-Course Moon interval – exceptionally lengthy. The Moon will enter Virgo on January 27 at 11:11 am.
Once we see a sq. facet, we all know there’s a battle. And this mixture is a little bit much like that Leo Full Moon opposed the Solar in Aquarius. It’s about being our personal individual and having fun with what makes us particular, however how that may additionally are available battle with being a part of a gaggle, being a crew participant. Are there methods wherein you aren’t letting your self specific your self totally since you need to slot in? Or alternately, are there methods that you’re so devoted to doing your individual factor, and standing aside, that it truly is getting in the way in which of your being a part of any sort of group, or collaborating with others. This can be a tendency you could start to let go of throughout this Void-of-Course Moon interval.
Solar sq. Jupiter (Jan. 26, 2024, 11:18 pm PST)
On January 26 at 11:18 PM Pacific Time, the Solar in Aquarius squares Jupiter at 6º49’ Aquarius and Taurus. Squares deliver battle, and the battle right here is between the progress and ahead considering that the Solar in Aquarius emphasizes, versus Jupiter in Taurus’s relative want for safety.
Jupiter is generally a planet that’s all for something new and completely different, and needs to throw itself out into the wild blue yonder. However whereas it’s been in Taurus, it’s just a bit extra cautious. Particularly on the subject of monetary investments in issues that will or might not work out. The Solar in Aquarius has its eye on the longer term and a really clear image of what we would like that to appear to be. However Jupiter in Taurus desires to be sure that any funding that we make goes to repay.
A sq. is such an energizing facet that in all probability each planets will present up round this date in a type of exaggerated type. Tales of people that need to break the principles and transfer society ahead in a selected manner, versus those that are a little bit extra reticent and like the concept of doing one thing new and one thing completely different, however once more with the Taurus aspect there, type of desirous to decelerate and actually see all of the angles earlier than committing.
Uranus stations direct (Jan. 26, 2024, 11:35 pm PST)
Nearly 15 or 20 minutes later, on January 26 at 11:35 pm Pacific Time, Uranus stations direct on the Sabian image 20 Taurus, Wind, clouds, and haste. Uranus has been retrograde since August 28, 2023, and there could also be methods wherein we’ve been internalizing Uranus’s messages of change and of doing issues in another way. And thru October 1, whereas Uranus is direct, it looks like time to maneuver ahead with any new concepts, with any new instructions that we need to pursue.
Now, the truth that Uranus is making this station to alter route simply after that Solar sq. to Jupiter throws a little bit extra benefit to the Solar in Aquarius. So, the forces that need to promote change and progress will in the end in all probability achieve success and win the help, the cash, the opposite sorts of sources that we is perhaps asking for. Uranus’s Sabian image because it turns direct, Wind, clouds, and haste, actually speaks of shifting ahead in a short time with the wind at our backs. And it may be thrilling, however we’ve to be a little bit bit conscious on, say, January 26 and January 27, being cautious to not transfer too rapidly and to not make impulsive choices that we are able to’t take again, and even on a bodily stage, to not take pointless dangers.
Mercury conjoins Mars (Jan. 27, 2024, 6:59 am PST)
On January 27, at 6:59 am Pacific Time, Mercury makes a conjunction with Mars at 17º17’ Capricorn. That is the third in a sequence of Mercury conjunctions with Mars. The primary was on October 29, the following on December 27. Mercury together with Mars is one other warning in opposition to making rash choices, making agreements that we’d later remorse.
It’s, nonetheless, a incredible time for psychological acuity. So, finding out for exams, taking exams, practising new expertise, these are all actually good issues to do when Mercury comes along with Mars.
And if there are issues that you’ve been needing to confront with one other individual in your life, and also you’ve been actually reticent about it, Mercury’s conjunction with Mars might help. You must be a little bit cautious and never overdo it and get hostile, but it surely does give us the braveness typically to beat that reticence to say what we have to say.
Mercury trine Uranus (Jan. 28, 2024, 1:06 pm PST)
The subsequent day on January 28 at 1:06 pm, Mercury trines Uranus. This is a superb facet for opening our minds to the sudden inspiration that appears to come back from nowhere. In any inventive curiosity you’ve gotten, in something associated to your job, otherwise you’re particularly attempting to troubleshoot a mission and also you’re attempting to provide you with a brand new thought for easy methods to deal with one thing, that is like lightning hanging, Mercury’s trine to Uranus, and in a great way.
Mercury is, on the Sabian image, 20 Capricorn, A hidden choir singing. And it’s like that second in a film the place any person has an perception and also you hear, coming from the background.
Uranus remains to be on 20 Taurus, wind, clouds, and haste. So this speaks of insights and breakthroughs on a psychological stage that come by means of rapidly. You bought to be prepared for them. You must be prepared to jot down down your concepts, no matter it’s you have to do, be sure you seize this lightning in a bottle.
Venus sextile Saturn (Jan. 27, 2024, 10:03 pm PST)
On January 27 at 10:03 pm Pacific Time, Venus sextiles Saturn, and that is similar to the sensation of Venus getting into Capricorn a couple of days earlier. It’s a possibility to construct one thing that you just love, to introduce extra love and pleasure into the work that you just do, an excellent time to prepare your funds and work out an excellent system for ensuring all through this new 12 months that you recognize what you’ve gotten, you recognize what you’re spending, and you recognize what you have to save for the longer term.
Venus trines Jupiter (Jan. 28, 2024, 5:02 pm PST)
The subsequent day, on January 28 at 5:02 pm Pacific Time, Venus trines Jupiter, one of many extra scrumptious points. Venus symbolizes pleasure and Jupiter represents success, luck, issues coming our manner that we would like. And I imagine the message right here to some extent is what you’re keen on – Venus – is your treasure, Jupiter.
Typically we spend lots of time and a spotlight trying exterior of ourselves for luck and for fortune. And Venus represents what we have already got that we love. So, it is a good day for counting your blessings. For considering, who do I’ve in my life that actually brings me pleasure and delight? What are the possessions that I already personal that I actually, actually take pleasure in?
There’s a lot to be stated for gratitude and there are research that really present that spending a while every day in gratitude, particularly itemized issues that you just’re grateful for, can enhance your general outlook about life. As a result of as a substitute of specializing in what you lack, you’re specializing in what you’ve gotten.
Mars squares Lunar Nodes (Jan. 28, 2024, 6:19 am PST)
And at last, on January 28 at 6:19 am Pacific Time, Mars squares the Lunar Nodes at 18º02’ Capricorn and Aries. The Sabian image for Mars right here, 19 Capricorn, is A baby of about 5 with an enormous purchasing bag. And I suppose a part of the query right here is, is that this an empty purchasing bag, or is it full and weighing this little child down?
The Sabian image for the North Node is nineteen Aries, The Magic Carpet. One other query at this Mars sq. to the Lunar Nodes is, do we’ve to work so arduous and tackle fairly a lot – Mars in Capricorn, that younger baby with an enormous bag – in an effort to discover our North Node path? Or lets loosen up, and put ourselves on that magic carpet of the North Node Sabian image, that method of simply letting ourselves benefit from the journey ahead.
It’s a little bit arduous typically with the North Node, as a result of it represents what we’re not that snug with but. And with Aries, it’s about being daring, and daring, and hard, being sort of a pioneer. We’re not all the time snug with that, particularly if we really feel as if we all the time need to be considering of different folks and what they want, which is symbolized by the South Node in Libra.
However this sq. coming from that Mars in Capricorn says, do you need to maintain working so arduous? Or is there a manner wherein that turns into counterproductive? By giving over to religion and magic, perhaps you possibly can truly get farther alongside your path.
Listener Query: Separating Lunar Facets
On this week’s Listener Query, Listener Scout asks, “I used to be enjoying round with my beginning date chart and seen that if I had been born just some hours earlier, my natal moon would have properly aspected a couple of key planets. I do know the moon strikes fairly quick, and that there are progressed charts for after you’re born, however my excited about the “misplaced prebirth moon points” is that this: couldn’t that post-aspect official Moon nonetheless rely as nonetheless connecting/aspecting, in a manner? Its not like I wasn’t “in course of” in these hours preventing arduous to turn into, so my considering is that these out-of-orb Moon points are nonetheless natally legitimate in my chart even when the principles say boo. I imagine they even helped get me right here (I used to be a tricky, excessive danger beginning). Might I’ve picked up that further facet Moon juice power even when it was technically a couple of levels out of orb after I took my first breath? I imagine sure, however you’re the longtime professional. Swimming arduous for la luna, Scout.”
April: Oh, Scout, thanks for that query. Your query brings up, to start with, the problem of orbs. Since you say the Moon was out of orb, but when the points from the Moon to the opposite planets occur inside a couple of hours of your beginning, they’re not out of orb in any respect.
On episode 116, I reply a listener query about planetary orbs, and about how far aside planets could be from their actual facet, and nonetheless be in dialogue with each other, and within the episode description I’ll hyperlink to that episode, and likewise to a YouTube video that I recorded about making use of and separating points, which I believe will probably be useful.
As a result of what you might be speaking about are separating points. That’s when the quicker shifting planet, on this case the Moon, has not too long ago accomplished its actual facet to a different planet, however it’s nonetheless inside orb. For the Moon, I’ll give a really huge orb. And for those who’re questioning if there’s nonetheless a connection between the Moon and people planets – studying between the traces, it appears that evidently you’re sort of questioning whether or not these separating points are as vital or compelling because the making use of or approaching or actual points.
The making use of points are those wherein the quicker shifting planet is getting nearer to the precise facet with one other planet, but it surely hasn’t fairly gotten there but. There are two issues to speak about right here. One is the distinction between the power of approaching and separating points, and the opposite is considered one of orb, which I’ve talked about a few instances on the podcast.
Orbs rely quite a bit on the planets concerned. Within the case of the Moon, a couple of hours interprets into a couple of diploma and a half. So, a couple of hours later once you have been born, the Moon separating points to the opposite key planets in your chart would nonetheless be a really robust affect. They’re solely a couple of diploma away, and with sure points, reminiscent of a conjunction, a sq., or a trine, we’d give as much as seven levels orb from the precise facet.
In order that they might be seven levels from one another and nonetheless be thought of in a really compelling relationship. However the high quality of the affect is a little bit bit completely different.
Now, that is an analogy I used again on Episode 116 and I’m going to go forward and repeat it right here, as a result of I believe it’s a fairly good one for representing this distinction between the making use of and separating points.
Let’s say you’re getting ready for an enormous get together at your own home, it’s any person’s vital birthday or one thing. You must make the visitor listing, contact folks, plan the menu, do the purchasing, clear the home, do the cooking. It’s an exhausting course of and it may be aggravating.
That is what an making use of facet can really feel like. There’s lots of power and stress because the facet is constructing. Then the precise second of the facet can be the get together itself, and relying on the character of the facet and the planets, perhaps it’s an excellent get together, perhaps not a lot. However when it’s over, you begin going into the opposite facet of the journey. You start cleansing up the soiled dishes and glasses and napkins and setting all the pieces up within the kitchen to be washed.
However then perhaps you simply resolve to go to mattress since you’re actually drained, you’ll cope with the dishes within the morning. While you get up, you begin doing a couple of issues, however you possibly can take your time. Again after I used to entertain loads, it might be a couple of days earlier than all of the serving dishes have been put away and all of the furnishings was again in its accustomed place.
However steadily, issues are again to regular. You’re not so drained anymore. And perhaps you possibly can even think about having one other get together sometime.
To me, that’s what a separating facet looks like. You’re nonetheless coping with the get together, with the identical problem. The identical planets are in dialogue. However your feeling round it, and your method to coping with it, is sort of completely different.
If it’s a troublesome facet, say, the Moon with Saturn or Pluto, nicely, this may be just like the aftermath of a celebration that was sort of troublesome to placed on, and the place issues perhaps didn’t go precisely as you’d preferred. And also you sort of need to course of these emotions. Within the case of the beginning chart, this course of goes on just about your complete life, however you’re steadily getting it cleaned up little by little.
Separating points in your beginning chart point out issues up to now, say throughout your mother’s being pregnant or the supply, or for those who’re inclined to assume this manner, perhaps even previous lives. Approaching points are ones that we work actually arduous with, as a result of they signify issues that haven’t occurred but, so that you’re not fairly positive the way it works out.
Say the Moon is approaching a sq. to Mars in your beginning chart. That’s lots of emotional power going out, an emotional battle to be dealt with. And it all the time feels such as you’re attempting to determine it out, attempting to get the grasp of it. It’s like that point earlier than the get together once you really feel nervous that nobody’s going to indicate up or perhaps the meals gained’t end up nicely. There’s uncertainty within the combine with an approaching or making use of facet.
Anyway, I don’t assume that there’s actually a must reclaim the Moon’s points in your beginning chart. I’ll usually enable as much as 10 levels of orb with the Solar or Moon from an actual facet as a result of they’re so highly effective and since within the case of the Moon, she strikes so rapidly. What’s wanted, I believe, is simply an appreciation for what makes separating points a little bit completely different. They’re extra a scar that we stock if the facet is troublesome. If anybody doubts that we’re impacted by issues that occurred up to now, simply discuss to any person who’s gone by means of one thing very traumatic, and also you see rapidly that that could be a life defining expertise.
That’s the case with the Moon’s separating points, they’re a little bit like ghosts, or goals, or cosmic particles that cling to us, that dwell with us on daily basis. We are able to’t return and undo them, however we positive can study from them. Who ought to we not invite to that subsequent get together? Possibly attempt some completely different appetizers. No matter it’s. A separating facet is all the time one which we are able to study from.
Scout, I positive hope that that helps. Thanks very a lot for the query!
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