On June 2, 2015, the Full Moon brings the tension of a Mutable T-Square with the Moon in Sagittarius oppose the Sun, Mercury and Mars in Gemini all being squared by Neptune in Pisces!
A Full Moon brings awareness into our world. During a Full Moon, the side of the Moon that is visible from Earth is fully illuminated by the Sun making us aware and allowing us to see more fully aspects associated with the Moon.
In this Full Moon, the Sun is in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius and these two signs are mutable, externally focused energies. With Mercury and Mars joining the party, we have a Full Moon awareness that is based on action and ideas that we experience in our external world - the "world without" or outside of us as individuals. A lot of mutable energy, focused externally.
Mutability and the Axis of Meaning.
There are four signs that are considered to be mutable: Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgo. All, except Virgo, are represented in the T-Square for the Full Moon.
Mutable signs are NOT consistent. When we are mutable, we are eager to embrace, explore, examine and adjust, which allows for an easier formation of new perspectives.
New perspectives emerge:
- From experiencing and learning new ideas (Gemini),
- From making adjustments to existing ideas (Virgo),
- From following sudden flashes of insights and inspirations (Sagittarius), or
- From slowing down and going within and letting go of the intellect (Pisces).
The four Mutable signs comprise what is known as the Axis of Meaning and through this axis we are meant to discover what is meaningful to us as an individual. This meaning evolves over time as we continually form new perspectives.
The positive side of mutable energy is a constant desire to explore to the world around us in new, unbounded, unconstrained ways. The negative side of mutable energy is the inability to slow down long enough to stick with one thought and examine it internally to determine if it brings meaning or not.
Ultimately, mutable energy needs the shape and form that comes from the discovery of what is meaningful to us for us to feel fulfilled. When we deepen our understanding of what is meaningful to us, then we are still mutable, but rather than chasing everything, what we find meaning acts as our compass.
Full Moon With Mutable T-Square (Enter Neptune)
With the Neptune square, we are asked to remember that there is also a "world within" and this is the realm of Neptune. Since Neptune is square the Moon, Sun, Mercury and Mars, he is bringing a test to the activity of this Full Moon.
Neptune is NOT opposed to intellectual activity, nor is he opposed to physical activity. He simply wants to make sure that the world within, the realm of the soul and meaning is playing its appropriate role. Neptune is tasking us to become calm, to allow the mind to settle down.
Neptune is reminding us that
when we have too many thoughts, ideas and possibilities,
it can be difficult to come to a conclusion of any kind.
The 'Whirling Thought Machine'
When the Sun, Mercury and Mars come together in Gemini, they can become the "whirling thought machine". What? The "whirling thought machine" is like a glass booth with a thousand slips of paper spinning on a column of swirling air and then trying to read each and every little slip of paper.
Embracing Neptune is like a "turn off" switch, allowing the pieces of paper to settle to the ground, where we can pick them up, one at a time, and read them. We can ponder the ideas in a relaxed manner. We can take the time to explore what they really mean and to determine if they have meaning to us.
In practical terms, Neptune is asking us to spend time in contemplation, maybe read a book of poetry or listening to a piece of classic music, or perhaps Gregorian or Vedic chanting. Alternatively, we can spend a bit more time in meditation. In meditation, this is a perfect time to be a witness of your thoughts.
In mediation, the mind can seem to be like the "whirling thought machine", there is always another thought rising out of the unconscious. Don't fight the thoughts that arise, just observe them. Let them gently come and go without giving them any energy. What you will find is that, over time, the activity of the mind will gradually slow down. In the process, Neptune will be very, very happy!
In this regard also, the Axis of Meaning will be strengthened. Still mutable, but more directed and not chasing each passing thought. Rather, just chasing after the meaningful ones... or not....
May you "move in harmony" by allowing some time for going within!
Full Moon Meditation
This is a 8 minute guided meditation based on the themes in the chart for this month's Full Moon. Following this link will take you to YouTube.
|Full Moon Meditation - June 2015