April 17th full moon.
The third of the Super Moons (which indicates that it is at its closest distance to Earth) to grace their presence in 2011 will come about as a Full Moon at 27 Libra 44 on April 17th at 7:44 pm PDT, opposite a stellium (three or more) Planets in Aries. This phase of the moon is quietly whispering in the coolness of the night the words “what you see is what you get, or maybe not?” Like the Full Moon, that does not hide any of its assets and illuminations, this moon period is asking us to expose ourselves for our own understanding and public scrutiny. There is a necessity and urgency to understand who we are and what we are able to do at this time. The words theirs and mine, need to change to ours as we move further into the twenty first century, as we begin to realize that we are all in this together, if we are to survive as a species. With five planets in Aries the need to make things happen and materialize into reality are a recurring thought. Thinking out of the box is more important as we need to improvise on short notice, to avoid problems or to make things happen. The usual and ordinary seem to have lost their way, and the unexpected seems to be the norm as we journey on. The social, economical, political, and environmental unrest which is happening globally is bringing unexpected and unusual events into reality and to the forefront of our attention.
“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 28 degrees of Libra and for the Sun in 28 degrees of Aries is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.
Libra 28 A man in the midst of brightening influences This is a symbol of the enduring rewards of life whenever it is taken seriously in its own fundamental terms or accepted with a realization of the underlying friendliness of the world at large. Implicit in the intangible symbolization is an encouragement on which any individual may count, knowing that his unflagging courage in pressing forward on his pilgrimage from darkness to light is the best of all guarantees of his achievement. Circumstances here are seen as they dramatize his mood and confirm his potentiality. The keyword is responsiveness. When positive, the degree is a complete spiritual fellowship with human kind, and when negative, self-stultification through wishful thinking.
Aries 28 A large disappointed audience This is a symbol of the transiency of the rewards in a life taken too literally and narrowly in its more superficial terms. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the disillusionment that comes when an individual learns that he cannot depend on the applause of his fellows, or make the momentary mood of the masses any proper guide for the values he should pursue. There is here the call to a selfhood which can rest secure in its own creative potentiality, catering to nothing exterior to itself. The keyword is disjunction. When positive, the degree is complete spiritual independence, and when negative, a destructive assimilation of the self to every defeat or frustration of human kind.
Our potentiality to fulfill its destiny is given a greater chance when we allow our spiritual side and thoughts to take on a major distinction and direction in our lives, and where our wishes and desires encompasses the hopes and desires of mankind, instead of seeing our own desires come first. Five planets in one sign harnesses the energy and the power behind any ideas and thoughts, and gives the chances for success a greater boost. With group action, the determination and the ability to focus to the finish, instead of giving up before the end, are in sight. The Universe in its wisdom have given us this stellium of planets at this time to help us to fulfill our wishes and hopes, our responsibility is to appreciate this gift from the Universe with gratitude, by using these forces for the benefit for all. A stellium may predict and point to trials, tribulations and destruction, as in the case of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but at the same time we can use this cluster of planets for beneficial purposes. By directing our prayers for solace, peace, comfort and immediate relief for the victims of this tragedy to the planets, and harnessing the energy and power as one force, the end result will be greater and quicker then one will realize or understand. The planets will predict events and situations, and at the same time, allows us to use their energy in our daily lives to our benefit. This Full Moon is definitely whispering “What you see is what you get or maybe not”, and it is telling and commanding us to look beyond the cover to get the true picture.