Ruud Van Empel, artist
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple:
The philosophy is Kindness.
~ Dalai Lama
January 9, 2012 at 1:30 AM CST, USA is the Full Moon in Cancer at 18 degrees.
I am looking at the natal chart for the Full Moon and it occurs to me the lovely trines and sextiles look like a step in cats cradle (click).
It wouldn’t be a Cancer Full Moon post if I didn’t share some weird memory, right ? Well, here it is…my art story…
When I was in grade school I made a string picture. You know the one, dip the string in paint, swirl it on the paper, smack another paper on top and press, then pull out the string, peel apart the papers and see what it looks like ! My Dad framed mine (so sweet, yeah ?) and it hung on the wall of his den for years, so I remember what it looks like. I laid out the string in blues and greens in the pattern of the aspects in my natal chart before I even knew what it looked like. No. Kidding. How weird is that ?!
Now on to the Full Moon chart:
Jupiter in Taurus opposite Saturn in Libra is a tug of war between going large in art, money and love < -or- > being thrifty, economical, balanced and practical.
Sun opposite Full Moon will bring focus to Cancerian matters (home, family, the root of your root, the deep watery well of your psyche) expect to find some new developments in these areas. Look to 18 degrees in the house of Cancer in your natal chart for more clues.
This Full Moon will be opposite (others involvement) Capricorn and square (your internal struggle) Aries and Libra, also look there.
Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn trine Jupiter in Taurus – not only are powerful communications off the chart, but they are grounded, firm in earth. Thinking will also be grinding our internal gears with Mercury/Pluto in a knockout square to intuitive Uranus in gung – ho Aries.
Who do you think would win a head butt competition between Capricorn and Aries…?!
What will we be learning and what will we do about it is going to be rattling around in our heads as Mercury is in square to Mars in self-improvement prone Virgo during the Full Moon. Mercury is also squaring Uranus, it is the focal point of a T-Square, so thinking and talking is most definitely on the table during this Full Moon.
Luckily, Mercury is simmering in the Saturnian (slow, patient) cooker of Capricorn giving the quicksilver tongue time to think before blurting something only to regret later.
Mercury/Pluto are also sextile Saturn, crunching the numbers, and doing the work for long-term results.
What I find really terrific about this sky is the trines ! And the sextiles !
Mercury/Pluto conjunction – intense thinking and communiques in trine (ease) to exploratory happy -go- lucky Jupiter.
The above are sextile the conjunction below : intense curiosity and cerebral twists surrounding art, mysticism, love and $ !
Venus/Neptune/Chiron conjunction – transcendent art, spiritual love and mysticism in trine to eathy manifestor, Saturn the builder. Last chance for some Uranian style Venus conjunct Neptune universal cosmic love vibrations, in Full Moon fashion.
Full Moon amps up the emotional volume, work it !
So, hear ye, hear ye, groovy peeps ~ set your frequencies to peace, love and healing while Venus, Neptune and Chiron spark it up !
Make art, write poetry, eat good food, play, laugh, water your roots !
The above are sextile philosophical Jupiter with the penchant for dreaming BIG.
Let’s all finger paint & fold the paper in half and do Rorschach tests ! (click)
oh come on – it could be fun !
haha … Seriously though, whatever it is that lights you up – Do it !
Feed your soul on this Cancer Full Moon !
Sun in Capricorn trine Mars in Virgo – that’s diligence and perseverance and duty – get out the toothbrush and clean the corners, wrap it up, slam dunk the organization on the material plane.
That outgoing Mars power has the opportunity to make emotional inroads as well with a sextile to the Full Moon.
Happy Full Moon all ~
your string art may be wierd but its a brilliant kind of wierd! i would find that to be fabulously affirming. 🙂
you use the terms ‘above’ and ‘below’ later in your post concerning sextiles and conjunctions. is this the standard way to view these positions, generally? sort of like a fraction…? i am a visual person and would find it helpful to know if it should be broken down like this as an aide to seeing the picture.
we are having Torrential rains here so its super easy to visualise my roots will be quite SOGGY 😀
Morning Mary Beth ~
It is unseasonably warm here (in the high 40’s in January) strange weather for this time of year.
When I wrote ‘the above’, I was just listing the aspects, no fractions intended. 🙂
Here is the Full Moon chart.
I was listing the trines and sextiles that form the ‘cat’s cradle’ (bucket shape) in blue.
I don’t do fractions – if I can help it !
Enjoy your day~