Lunar Planner

Full Moon at 28º Pisces Sep 20, 2021

by Kaypacha

〰️ Let Light Shine In 〰️

It’s that time of year again! This Equinox is a threshold to be crossed from our own individuated state of existence into the realm of relationship with the other. The last six months of the solar calendar involved us creating, building, defining, and refining our gifts for the world, and now it’s time for the curtains to open! 

It is a precarious transition, this one, fraught with a certain tension, a need for balance, awareness, and finesse that we may enter the ballroom of relationship prepared, at ease, and gracefully.

The scales of Libra seek to balance us by showing us ourselves through the eyes (and words) of others. On the one hand, we must strengthen ourselves and stay centered, lest we get swallowed, swept away, and lose ourselves through an insatiable need to be acknowledged, accepted, and loved. If we give ourselves up, sell ourselves out, follow, bow and beg for love, we may not share our truth, be heard, validated, or challenged and the evolutionary opportunity is lost.

On the other hand, due to the fear of losing our individuality, light, and strength, we may enter the arena of relationship hardened, shielded, resistant, and stubborn. Needing to dominate and control so as not to diminish, humble, or lose ourselves, can lead to us not listening, sharing, opening to intercourse, and again, the evolutionary opportunity afforded us can be lost.

Fortunately, just before the Sun entering the sign of Libra, we have a full Moon at the 29th degree of Pisces/Virgo! The Sabian symbol for this degree is: “Light breaking into many colors as it passes through a prism

What the symbol tells us is that unity will always break into multiplicity. The prism is always there. There is no absolute unity; if anything could be called “absolute,” it is the relationship between the One and the Many.” 

While each of us is a light, we are also many colors. Through differing relationships, we experience both our own different colors and the rainbow of colors constantly surrounding and enhancing our lives, if we are open to appreciating them.

Often, astrologers draw a chart for the Equinox to see what energies will be carried forward until the Solstice. In this chart, we find Venus in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus, while Mars is trine Saturn and Mercury is slowing down to station and go retrograde while in trine to Jupiter. Combined, these aspects point to a period of illumination, at times radical and unsettling, that is cosmically designed to crack open the hardened shell of existing structures to let light shine in and liberate that which seeks new life outside the past.  

The Sabian symbol for the degree in which Mercury has decided to pause and go into reflection is: “An eagle and a large white dove change into each other. This sequence of symbols concluding the Libra phase of the cycle deals with problems met by the seeker for the fulfillment of a higher life of relationship. Implied here is a kind of Yang-Yin interplay. 

When the circle encompassing both principles rotates fast, they appear to change into each other. Consciousness operates beyond duality, because the polarized energies of the Soul (or spirit), Will and Love, though ever distinct, work for a single purpose.” 1

These symbols can serve to give us hope that through discourse, communication, and mutual respect, the scales of justice may help us all in our “work for a single purpose,” that purpose being self-realization. For, as humans, we each seek to know ourselves, our potential, and our place within the ultimate design of life. 

One thing that can be gained by the polarization of the light through the prism of individual self-expression, beliefs, ideals, and actions, is a profound sense of awe at a creation that can hold, contain, and tolerate such diversity. May we each learn to do the same by example and unite our love with our will to share and experience it together.

So Much Love

Kaypacha will break down this month’s lunar cycle into weekly and daily aspects for students of the New Paradigm School of Astrology. It is a group of folks deeply interested in spreading awareness, healing, and harmony using the powerful medicine of star wisdom.

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