Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Full Moon June 2018 - Bite The Bullet

The June moon becomes full at 9:52 pm on June 28 at 9:52 pm, in the sign of Capricorn, and, boy, will this have an impact on just about everyone. There are a few things going on, astrologically speaking, but the four most important (and germane to this projection) are Saturn in retrograde, Mars in retrograde, and the very close aspects of the stars Kaus Borealis, found in the Archer's bow, and Facies, found in the Archer's stare.

Saturn has been in retrograde since mid-April, and our astrology is dominated by this Moon's powerful conjunction to it. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the Lord of Karma, and with its being retrograde, it's like a double Karma whammy. Retrograde Karma, where all is sorted out and past, present, and future blur into one. If you have been bad in the past, then at a certain predestined time, an event will occur to teach you a lesson. If you been good in the past, then at a predestined time, an event will occur to reward you for your good deeds. With Saturn in retrograde motion, the karma will relate to how responsible you have been in the past.

Mars retrograde began yesterday, June 26, and makes challenging aspects to Venus and Jupiter to create an excessive amount of sexual tension. A restricting Saturn influence turns sexual tension into sexual frustration. It is possible that people have struggled with naughty Mars behaviors like anger, rage, violence or sexual abuse. If so, the retrograde phase will bring fated events that force them to admit they have some anger management issues. This could be a very painful experience for many.

The sun opposite Saturn blocks self-expression which turns the sexual tension into sexual frustration. Other limiting conditions and restrictions can seem more difficult to surmount because of the difficulty people have in expressing themselves. Distance or separation between them and others can lead to a sense of rejection or isolation. Their need for companionship is at odds with other people’s need for distance, or it may be that they simply want a break from the extra burdens and responsibilities. The buildup up of frustration is best addressed by plodding along by themselves on some personal goal where they don’t need help from others.

The star Kaus Borealis (Lambda Sagittarii) is reputed to be “Promoter of idealistic and humane ideas, promoters of mental stimuli, enterprise and a sense of justice". It also "Conveys a sense of strength and flexibility combined and this often shows up in the chart of people who can put force behind their reasoning, yet be flexible.” This star is a counter-balance to the more negative associations of Facies.

The star Facies (M22 Sagittarius) has a formidable reputation - “Experiencing violence or turmoil. The sadist, or the humanitarian who wants to help children or minority groups in need. To learn of wounded people, people who have been harshly treated.” As our friends at Darkstar Astrology note, "The similarity with the name Facies and Fascist is too uncanny to ignore when you have some prime fascistic types born within this decan, Moon in Capricorn 1 natives include; Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Marine Le Pen, Ayaan Hirsi Ali (who has had death threats), Melania Trump, Mark Chapman (John Lennon’s killer), plus the actual Death Of John Lennon. Indeed the values of Capricorn 1 are actually pretty similar to a fascist mindset, whether you like it or not." It's a good thing that there's also a humanitarian aspect to this star, in that there is a sense of working together to reach a common goal, and to depend on the cooperation of others to succeed.

All this seems ominous, but there are several aspects this Moon that will help us see the pathways we need to take in order to move forward. Ones that will allow us to be patient, yet persistent in reaching our goals. Remember, this is an end to a cycle, and as such, we use it to review our accomplishments and setbacks. After this Full Moon phase is over, we move onto eclipse season, and the start of a new cycle of energies. Use this time to journal thoughts as we look into the past and determine how our actions, beliefs, and attitudes are manifesting in our lives. Blessed be!