ntriguingly unusual or difference as the moon becomes full. Metaphorically the petals of the flowers are opening in mysterious ways majestic ways. There are sensitive emotional tones that are emanating from the alignments with the more mystical Grand Water Trines. These trines depending on the moon sing will involve these primary players Jupiter-Mars-Mercury (Cancer) to Neptune(Pisces) and in another 120 degree angle to Saturn (Scorpio). On this lunation with Venus entering Virgo the Grand Earth Trines which will reach a peak on July 29th. (We will discuss the Star of David alignments which have been happening from 1990 and terminate in 2013 in another report.)
As we approach tomorrow's expansive, loud, dramatic time of culmination for the growing seed, we should visit Native American tradition once again to elucidate the meanings of this Full Moon. Native American's called this the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Buck Moon. They were referring to a time of year when thunderstorms came thru the mountains. It was also a time when new antlers were pushing out of the foreheads young buck deer. I expect that with this always surprising Aquarian Full Moon exact @ 11:15 AM PDT or 2:15 PM EDT, there will be both literal and metaphorical thunder storms replete with flashes of lightening. REMEMBER: this is the first of two amazing Full Moon's in Aquarius this year, the second one occurs on August 20th. @ 6:45 PM which qualifies
as a Blue Moon. I will have much more to say about the second Full Moon which is in an out of sign conjunction with Neptune @ 28 degrees 11 minutes Aquarius. Sabian Symbol for the second Full Moon at 29 degrees Aquarius - "A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis." The 2nd Full Moon will be much more of a crossroads for humanity's evolution.
Before the moon is full, there are equally powerful shifts starting right after midnight here on the West Coast. Optimism, courage, confidence deeper convictions and lots of risk-taking will mark the start of the day as Mars conjuncts Jupiter @ 12:35 AM. The warrior and athlete, represented Mars in positive aspect to Jupiter, continue to spotlight outdoor activities, new sports heroes, older ideas disguised as new initiatives, grand speculations, enterprise, and impulsive judgments could prove to be satisfying, successful and opportunistic while highly dangerous and unstable. I say dangerous because both Mars-Jupiter are opposing Pluto (the Lord of Destruction and Debt.) and TSQ Uranus, the shocker in chaotic Aries. There was of course a similar Pluto-Uranus square from 1931 to 1934 during the "great depression." Back in the early 30's Neptune was also in a mutable sign Virgo while Saturn was transiting in super-restrictive Capricorn to TSQ both of those outer planets Obviously the Detroit bankruptcy is the most publicized poster child for our current transits and will have long lasting effects for retirees. Then the Goddess of love, romance and fashion Venus moves into more committed and detailed Virgo @ 5:41 AM Venus will stay in the service-oriented sign of the Virgin till August 16th. Venus is also conjunct Regulus, the heart of the Leo constellation adding creativity and a search for perfection which can lead to honors and success.
The next movement comes from the radiant Sun moving into proud, creative, fun and ego-oriented Leo @ 8:56 AM and will remain there till August 22nd. The excitement level and chance of fiery action will increase exponentially with the Sun joining Vesta and Ceres and trine Uranus in Aries. So the stage is set as the moon enters rebellious innovative and contrarian Aquarius @ 11:07 AM just a few minutes before the Full Moon.Some of the challenges from this bright full moon will be felt in the evening as the Moon in Aquarius squares Saturn in Scorpio 7:02 PM.on the West Coast and 10:02 PM on the East.
Below is a chart set for the Full Moon over Washington, DC @ 2:15 PM EDT which has Scorpio rising @ 8 degrees with Saturn following. The Sabian for this rising degree "The silvery moon shining across the beautiful gem of a lake." holds deeper meanings regarding the reflections generated by water and the Grand Water trines which can make it difficult for some to distinguish reality from dreams and intuition. Rulers of this Scorpio ascendant chart, Mars and Pluto as I said are in opposition from the 9th. and 3rd. house respectively. With Mars in the 9th house there could be fanaticism, militancy and even persecution of others of opposite beliefs. Since Mars now in the sign of the Crab is still out of bounds by declination, there will we extreme activity on many levels from sports to domestic violence to heroic efforts involving care and empathy. Pluto in the 3rd. house can relate to persuasion, propaganda, research and demagoguery. Mercury is also in a conjunction to fixed star Sirius, the scorcher found in the constellation, Canis Major. When the winged messenger meets Sirius, the mundane becomes sacred or magical.. Language is enhanced as are mass communications when these two get together. Also since Mercury is still in orb of a square to Uranus in the sixth, relates to sudden./unexpected accidents like the mother who fell off the roller coaster at six flags on Friday. and Mercury ruler of the 3rd. house of all forms of transport including trains - expect even more high profile literal train wrecks-derailments. Notice that the N. Node in Scorpio is opposing S. Node in Taurus conjunct asteroid Hygeia (health issues) forming one arm of a Fixed Cross. The other arm has asteroid Ceres in super-expressive Leo, relating to pride while making a unique impression. Ceres opposes Juno in Aquarius reflecting new societal relationships in the home (4th. house) and the folk soul of the nation. We are talking about revolutionary interactions whether gay or straight. So this part of the fixed cross adds to the conflict about children or progeny.
Staying in theme of the kingly Leo Sun stimulated by the Aquarian Moon, look no further at the UK and the royal family.
My guess is that Duchess of Cambridge will be giving birth to a child with Leo Sun and Moon in Aquarius. And it will happen in the next couple of days. Kate Middleton (born Jan. 9, 1982) will have tomorrow's Full Moon crossing her own Mercury-Venus in Aquarius adding to the surprise factor. More importantly transiting Uranus and Mars will be TSQ Kate's natal Mars in Libra
which is more than enough reason for her to seek protection. The question is will Kate have the royal baby at St. Mary's Hospital, next to Paddington Station in London where the media horde is camping out? Or will the imperial successor be born at Berkshire Hospital in Reading where her parents' reside Berkshire? Looking below at a chart set for London with the Full Moon @ 6:15 PM with Capricorn rising and the chart's ruler Saturn now in secretive Scorpio at Mid-Heaven, don't count on first impressions. Uranus is positioned in the 3rd. house of the news media and intercepted so expect the unexpected. Also Venus is in the 8th in this chart adding to a sense of the mystical and even macabre. Venus opposes Neptune relating to intoxication, deception, eroticism and even bitter disillusionment - expect more abdications and resignations along with scandals. Since Capricorn is rising and Pluto is in the first house, I would expect a major financial disgrace to hit the news. We might even expect a rumor something about a high profile family which offends the moral sensibilities of London society.