The Anatomy of a Full Moon…

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I’m going to do something today that I wouldn’t normally do under a Pisces Moon…I’m going to talk about technicalities.

Firstly, a little about Full Moons.

Full Moons are the culmination of a cycle, the high point, the, well, full point of something you’ve been working on. It’s like a spotlight, a high beam on whatever part of life the Full Moon is falling in.

Easy peasy…right?

Sort of.

When it comes to lunations ie New Moons or Full Moons, we often forget all about our basic transit theory.

Transit theory? Really? When the Moon is in Pisces?

Normally we wouldn’t worry too much about Moon transits. Sure they can trigger a longer lasting, more developmental, outer planet transit that’s been brewing, but other than that a transit by the Moon brings little more than a change in planetary weather. Besides, the Moon moves so quickly, you could go mad, or at least cross eyed, plotting each and every Moon transit.

At the Full or New Moon, though, it’s worth having a look at what’s really going on.

In short, here are the guidelines I use- thanks to the remarkable The Eagle and the Lark, by Bernadette Brady:

The Theory

  • What house is the Moon in natally? What house is the planet being transited by the Moon in natally? These areas will be where the transit starts to happen.
  • What house is Moon transiting? This is where the main action will be occurring.
  • What house/s is ruled by the Moon natally? What house is ruled natally by the planet being transited? These are the areas of life that will be affected by the outcome of the transit.

 

The Nature of the aspect

What is the nature of the aspect? This will tell you whether the transit will be “easy” or “hard”- and that doesn’t mean “good” or “bad.”

When the Moon is conjunct a planet or chart point, her energy is fused with that planet. She takes over that planet. Her energy is stronger than the planet she is invading.

When the Moon is opposing a planet or chart point, “someone or something “out there” is doing something to you and furthermore, it’s their fault.” A decision is necessary.

When the Moon is square a planet or chart point, there is tension and frustration- something happens which will force you “into a mode of action that you have not yet explored…results stimulate actions rather than decisions.”

When the Moon is trine a planet or chart point whatever is going to happen will happen quickly and relatively easily. Obstacles will be removed. This doesn’t mean that it will be good or painless, just that whatever is going to happen will happen quickly and relatively easily.

When the Moon is sextile a planet or chart point opportunities may arise.

 

Piece by Piece

This Full Moon is conjunct the Moon, and trine Jupiter and Neptune in my chart. Breaking this down piece by piece we have:

Transit 1: Full Moon conjunct Moon

  • The Moon is natally in the 1st house. This one is coming from me.
  • The Moon is transiting the first house. Yep, this is all about me.

Transit 2: Full Moon trine Jupiter

  • The Moon is natally in the 1st house. Jupiter is natally in the 5th. The source of the transit has been pushed out to also include 5th house issues- my projects, “babies,” what I give birth to or take risks on or have fun with.
  • The Moon is transiting the 1st house.  I am responsible for this one.
  • Natally the Moon rules my 5th house.  Jupiter rules my 10th (and my first). This is where the effects of this Full Moon will be felt. My career.

Transit 3: Full Moon trine Neptune

  • The Moon is natally in the 1st house. Neptune is natally in the 9th. The source of the transit has been pushed out to also include 9th house issues- the stuff that expands boundaries.
  • The Moon is transiting the 1st house.  I am responsible for this one.
  • Natally the Moon rules my 5th house.  Neptune rules my 1st This is where the effects of this Full Moon will be felt. Me again.

In conclusion, this one is about me, my projects, my career and my boundaries…give what I’m working on, this makes absolutely perfect sense to me.

Why not try it for yourself? Stick to orbs of no more than 2 degrees- the closer the better… This Full Moon falls at 26 Pisces 41′.