• a battle never won?

    There will be a Full Moon at 20°13’ along the Aries/Libra axis (antiscium 9°47’ along the Virgo/Pisces axis).

    This Full Moon in the Cardinal signs of Aries/Libra will form a partile (exact to the degree) T-Square with Pluto in Capricorn adding a very transformative and perhaps fearful twist to the ongoing battle between a “me-me-me” Moon and an “us-us-us” Sun. It’s mainly because this Mars-ruled Moon, opposite the Sun in Libra and both square Pluto in Capricorn could lead to a lot of volatility with explosions and temper tantrums arising out of nothing as power strategies come into play. However, it could also push you into action if you’ve been stalling and balking especially if you need to take a stance or make a decision or just define your own boundaries. It’s useful to remember however that T-squares usually find a release point for their energy in the sign opposing the apex of the T-square itself, in this case in the sign of Cancer. Therefore, have a look at your natal chart to see if you have any planets or angles around 18-22° Cancer and the house they are in because these could be affected by the present lunation and of course they are already affected by the long Pluto transit still in effect.

    Jupiter is also in a partile trine to the Moon engaging and empowering (wrongly or rightly) those rather selfish emotions whilst receiving a sextile, and thus giving us an opportunity to compromise, from the Sun’s more harmonious and rational traits.

    Venus, dispositor of the Sun in this lunation is in its detriment in Scorpio and likewise Mars, dispositor of the Moon is also in its detriment in Libra. The two planets are in mutual reception (each in the sign of the other) and in a partile semi-sextile to each other (semi-sextiles are usually considered as slightly frictional and often don’t have enough energy to produce tangible results, particularly in this case where both planets are in their detriment and low energy-wise). However, the very fact that they are also in mutual reception lends to the idea of them helping each other in some way and according to the late Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson “…(MR) can be mutually beneficial, either for working together or for getting out of whatever they got into…”(1) This is useful information if you have mutual receptions in your natal chart.

    Also adding to the confusion is the fact that Venus is separating from an opposition to retrograde Uranus…there may have been surprises in love and/or finances for some us over the past week or so and Mars is separating from a quincunx (150°) to the same retrograde Uranus…energy may have been tricky to control lately (again for some of us).

    Full Moons are moments when matters peak concerning the house axis where it falls, for good or for bad, and some of these matters could involve any intentions you might have set on the previous New Moon which took place fifteen days ago.

    It falls on the 1-7th house axis in the traditional horoscope (Aries-Libra) and involves such issues as; me vs we, what I want vs what we want, fighting vs cooperation, assertion vs compromise etc.

    I would allow a 2° orb for any planets or angles this lunation might touch in your natal chart.

    Author, Raven Kaldera, in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this the

    “Warrior’s Moon”

    On this Moon he writes that we fight for what we believe in, often in a lone battle with our own interior demons during which time we also learn the virtue of patience and compromise.

    The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 21° Aries: “A pugilist enters the ring.” Indicating the release and glorification of social aggressiveness.

    For the Sun at 21° Libra: “A Sunday crowd enjoying the beach.” Indicating a revivifying contact with the Mother-force of nature and of social togetherness.

     “I don’t have a short temper, I just have a quick reaction to bullshit.” Anon



    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 65-185, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 67 and 187, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

    (1) Goldstein-Jacobson I. (1967) “The Way of Astrology”, Mutual Reception, p.81, Pasadena Lithographers, Pasadena USA

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