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Full Moon February 2017 (Lunar Eclipse: Leo Moon + Aquarius Sun)
Headline: In addition to being a Full Moon and Eclipse with a comet (!), this FM has a complex set of patterns, some relatively rare, that bring important opportunities that can be realized if you make the right decisions and form the right alliances. Additionally, a thief is lurking (might be a time waster or maybe an ACTUAL thief), so be careful!
A few months have past since our last “real” astrology post (other than something I started on Lost Dudeist involving an old cold case murder), and we are overdue to put some of our own work up. This FM is interesting, with the Moon near the important fixed star of Regulus (i.e. the “Regulator” and associated with kings and royalty and sometimes downfalls) as well as a number of patterns. We will focus mainly on the charts, as we have done the past few years, with only minimal commentary (encouraging our readers, instead, to comment). Names for this moon abound. “Snow Moon” is most popular, but we like “Werewolf Moon” best! 🙂
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Basic Chart, Inner Planets, and Outer Planets
First, we have a basic chart of the FM using tight orbs (eliminating all but the strongest aspects) and a new custom layout that we designed today:
The aspect grid and mid-point trees here focus specifically on the strongest and most influential aspects. Others have analyzed this FM extensively, and I really have little new to offer except my (usual) analysis of patterns and some discussion of mid-points as well as various items that catch my eye (though they have been mentioned by others).
In addition to the proximity of the Moon to Regulus (bringing up issues of power and control as well as risk of loss related to “revenge”), we note that the moon is apply to an (out of sign) conjunction to the North Node in Virgo. This is important for any of several reasons (such as the Nodes being the critical ingredient in all eclipses) but we note that when that aspect perfects (Moon conjunct North Node in Virgo) a bit later that a powerful earth trine will be activated (making it possible to turn opportunities seized with the FM into money or material goods or benefits).
We present next the same chart (all of these are the same), but in a different format and filtered for inner planets (and Mars). This version of the chart (and these aspects) speak to individual issues more than collective issues and, depending on our individual natal charts (or maybe those close to us) how this FM will affect us in a very direct way:
If you are paying attention (we hope you are if you are reading this), then you will note two things. The first, and most compelling, is that Mars forms a triangular relationship (similar to a T-Square, but (as far as I know) an as yet unnamed pattern) with Moon / Sun in opposition (that DEFINES a Full Moon!) and Mars forming a sesquiquadrate (135 degrees) to Moon and a semi-square (45 degrees) to the Sun. Both aspects tend to be “irritating,” Mars is all about action (often physical) and can be prone to violence, and this set of aspects will spur you to “get things done” *IF* you can avoid becoming mired in conflicts.
The second aspect is more subtle, with Mercury sextile Venus. Really, the aspect is not the issue. The issue is that Mercury is “peregrine” (an horary term, and one of the few of those we use from time to time), and that makes Mercury a “thief” in this chart. Incessant chatter and nuisance events related to transportation and communication can steal your opportunity from you. Do not let that happen!
Here is the same chart, but filtered for the outers including Chiron, Major Asteroids (Pallas, Ceres, Vesta, and Juno), the additional two we always use (Hygeia, healthcare, and Astraea, law) along with the additions of Sedna, Selena, and Eris. We also have the calculated point Black Moon (Lilith).
The outers tend to affect us collectively, and as individuals we look to them to see how we “fit in” with the larger groups around us as well as what the larger collective is “working through.” The larger T-Square (Uranus (and Eris, the troublemaker), Vesta, and Jupiter) is part of a looser Grand Cross (adding in Pluto in Capricorn). The Uranus / Pluto squares since 2012 (arguably 2011) have been discussed extensively in their role in the financial meltdown of 2008 (the year Pluto (death and major transformation) entered Capricorn (banking and finance and large corporations)) through the “Arab Spring” and other Middle Eastern wars and violence up to, and including, the current events in the Middle East as well as the political climate here in the United States.
T-Square / Grand Cross
Beyond this summary, we will not duplicate those discussion except to note that Jupiter (Libra) ALWAYS acts as an “amplifier” of anything he touches, and Vesta brings in issues of traditions (and loyalty, probably especially military traditions if we followed our hunch on this). Grand crosses bring SOME things to a HALT and launch other things into rapid motion. This is another “irritating” pattern (similar to the Sun / Moon / Mars pattern previously discussed), but it is huge and affects many people and will extend particularly long after the eclipse (at least 18 months if we were to guess but maybe further). Expect the fights we have been having to escalate, particularly if they involve traditions (and anyone who “serves,” i.e. military, police, nurses, and similar).
Huber Learning Triangle
We add that in addition to the T-Square / Grand Cross, a “Huber Learning Triangle” is present that includes Vesta (traditions and service), Chiron (education, healthcare, and mentors) and Jupiter (law, higher education, sometimes health, and foreign travel / ambassadors; higher thought and sometime philanderers). Composed of a trine (easy and straightforward), a quincunx (a confusing and messy misunderstanding) and a square (an avoidable and irritating demand for action), this outer planet / asteroid Huber affects all of us and says that everyone (liberal, conservative, democrat, republican, libertarian, and “other”) is partially right (the trine), partially out of touch with reality (the quincunx) and feeling compelled to “do something about it” (the square). This kind of pattern may also apply in other areas of your life.
Resolutions require that the misunderstandings be addressed if they can be. (We think this involves people who serve (military & police & firefighters & nurses & similar), their education & healthcare benefits, and a real need for resolution (maybe legal and maybe in some other Jupiter area).
Please do note that both of these major patterns are interlaced and contain Jupiter / Vesta on one of their legs. (Making “people who serve” and the legal system almost a certainty.)
With that, we examine the patterns in play, which are powerful and interesting (and some tend to be rare). Since they are numerous, we will list them first (in order of consideration):
- Mystic Rectangle
- Kites (Kite Key) and associated Grand Trines
- Heles (Hele Key)
Mystic Rectangle, Kites, and Grand Trines
These three sets of patterns should be considered together Kites are considered rare, and Mystic Rectangles even more so. Sometimes I see a fifth point in the Mystic Rectangle pattern which creates an interlaced pair of kites that I call a “Kite Key” (taking the name from “Double Yod Key” and similar patterns). The Mystic Rectangle shows up in interesting places and people. For example, Hillary Clinton’s natal chart has one and it is rather pronounced. Kites always contain at least one Grand Trine, and several are present here (particularly a Fire Grand Trine composed of Uranus (Aries), Moon (Leo), and Saturn (Sagittarius)). As we mentioned earlier, after the Moon moves into Virgo it will form (amplify, really) an Earth Grand Trine when it perfects the conjunction to the North Node.
Here is the same chart, but filtered for the Mystic Rectangle:
Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, and the Sun form this MR, and this is a “lotto ticket winner” pattern. You may not win the “actual” lotto, but a huge opportunity is facing you (if you can avoid Mercury the thief, mentioned earlier). (Do keep in mind that, with some people, Mercury might be an ACTUAL thief. I have actually seen that happen when I saw a cash box stolen from a charity dance by a “snatch and grab” thief when Moon in Gemini (Mercury’s home) became angular. As a young budding astrologer, this was an AMAZING event to witness! The money was never recovered….) An opportunity faces you, no doubt, but do act with SOME prudence!
The kite key (interlaced kites) formed from the MR confirm this:
We will note that the three bodies of Hygeia (health and healthcare), Saturn (aging, bones, test, trials, and tribulations) and Astraea (law, lawyers, judges, and the legal system) form the apex (“additional planet”) in this kite key. So, your opportunity may involve either health / healthcare or aging or bones or the law / legal system in some way. (All three could be involved, as in an elderly person who is injured by some Mercurial peregrine young person and from the damage to their health a lawsuit and maybe criminal action results. Bad news for the person who cause the harm in their fit of Sun / Moon / Mars temper. Do not be the person with the temper! You are smart enough to read this, so you should know better!)
Here is the same chart, but filtered to reveal the Grand Trines:
To some degree, these patterns of opportunity are about personal decisions that may or may not directly involve others.
Hele (Key), Rosetta, and Yods: Issues of Allegiance and Decisions
In contrast to the previous group of patterns, the Hele / Rosetta / Yod group in this eclipse necessarily involve others (except MAYBE the Yods). We also have interlaced Hele patterns (two) which we call a “Hele Key” and these emphasize the importance of forming stable long term alliances. The Rosetta, on the other hand, is about short term alliances and can lead later to treachery and betrayal. “Picking the right friends” is everything at this moment, and the pair of Yods (not quite a “double yod key” but VERY similar to that pattern) are about (a minimum of) two decisions involving alliances, friends, non-friends (enemies?), decisions, and what action to take (or avoid).
We present, first, the same Eclipse chart, filtered for the Hele pattern (and revealing the Hele key):
The “common leg” in these two interlaced Hele patterns (aka the “Hele Key”) is a Vesta / Chiron trine. A stable relationship between Vesta in Cancer (traditions and service in the water sign associated with families and children and oceans and family outings at the beach) and Chiron (mentors, education, healthcare, and attempting to heal the deep wound that never seems to quite heal fully). This might be a good weekend to NOT take your children (Cancerian) to any place where they could drown (a Chironic wound that could never be healed). For others, the issues are about, on one hand, service and family, and, on the other hand, dealing with painful issues that may never resolved. If you are lucky, this could be a healthcare issue that can be resolved (for now) or an education issue (that can be completed and finished). In any case, it is really all about your alliances and the friends you pick.
If we had to make a recommendation (and that is risky!), we would recommend males tend to opt for “college professor” (or lawyer) type friends (or maybe military) and females opt for someone Saturnine (could be an older adult or some other “authority figure”).
Every garden must have a snake, no doubt. In this garden, or chart, the Rosetta is the set of relationships that might can “get things done” rather quickly, but which may turn on you in some form of treachery at some later point.
Here is the chart:
Curiously, the same Vesta / Chiron trine forms the backbone of this Rosetta.
This chart contains a pair of Yods, and in astrology a pair almost always means “two or more.” You can also think of it as “at least two” major decisions. Here is the chart:
One decision involves “fate” (North Node) or “hard work” (OR BOTH) and a choice between Venus (love, beauty, harmony, and maybe money & finances; also: this looks like Venus AND Mars!) and Mercury (communications, transportation, and the aforementioned thief). Each has their advantage, and as an astrologer it is my duty to tell you that each path has its advantages and disadvantages, but we lean toward the Venus path over the Mercury path in this case. (Why? Because Mercury is peregrine, or a thief, here. If you are a criminal, then maybe that is your path, but not for the rest of us.)
The other decision involves a Chironic issue (education, healthcare, or mentor(s)) and a choice between a very strong Leo Moon (likely a strong female) and Libran (but Retrograde) Jupiter. That is a tougher choice, but we ever so slightly favor the Leo Moon. (Why? It is VERY strong in this eclipse, AND Jupiter is retrograde). In the end, only you can decide.
Our most popular reblogs for this FM (so far):
Taking a peek at what the search engines (currently) like, we have these pages also:
This last one mentions “the Cold Moon, Ice Moon, and Quickening Moon,” but we still like the “Werewolf Moon” the best!
Click here for source of graphic.
That is it for our forecast, but we are going to include some maps this time. (We have not done that since 2015.) No commentary for the maps; you are own your own in your analysis of them using what we have given you from the charts. Also, for those interested in “Cosmobiology” and midpoint analysis, we are including midpoint trees and modulus sort strips.