GRAND CARDINAL LUNAR NODAL CROSS + FULL MOON IN CANCER
Blessings to all. The energy of this configuration is akin to an intense, whirling vortex that churns the very essence of the Self. It’s been such a strong energetic whirlwind that I’ve cut the Ceres Special Readings short and rescheduled readings. It makes the usually straightforward exercise of connecting with Source energy to read and facilitate a chart akin to trying to find a needle in a haystack in a churning, swirling vortex.
So it makes sense to let individuals (and myself) to process this intense cosmic storm. Those with strong Cardinal placements, more towards the middle of the sign, will have their charts lit up like Christmas trees!
Moon in Cancer – Deep, subconscious, emotional, intuitive connection with the Great Mother archetype, relationship with the biological mother/maternal line, domestic arrangements, the physical home, the conceptual ‘home’, the tribe or collective, the Earth-Home.
The Moon is conjunct Cyllarus (14 Cancer), a Centaur body which speaks of great power which has the potential to be used with impetuosity, or an over-identification of a narrow, or parochial identity. Things like jingoism, racism, ethnocentricism, excessive pride in a racial or collective identity can be lit up in a powerful, emotional manner as it conjuncts the Full Moon itself. It can also indicate the abuse of power and karmic dynamics by a powerful figure – with the equal potential of using such strength for more collectively beneficial purposes.
Sun / Pluto / Vesta in Capricorn – Sun (Consciousness, The more visible aspect of the Soul, essential, vital energies), Pluto (intensity, crisis, transformation, death-birth), Vesta (The Detached Sacrifice / The Spiritual Facilitator / The Priestess) — focused on the part of your life that deals with the kinds of material manifestations (words, deeds, actions, presence, etc.) that effectively leave a Legacy for later generations to inherit. It does relate to your career path – in so far as how it relates to this legacy-making process. It also relates to status, ambition, authority and social prestige.
The Sun is also conjunct asteroid Okyrhoe (15 Capricorn). She was the daughter of Chiron and Chariklo, a young girl who became a prophetess, later turned into a mare by the God Apollo for daring to reveal the plans of the Gods to humankind. The name itself means ‘fast running’ and can indicate the misplaced use of prophetic / divination / intuitive work conducted in haste, or with so much eagerness without considering consequences. (I’m really happy I decided to reschedule my readings now! ). It is an energy that calls for patience in the exercise and usage of such gifts, no matter how greatly tempted you are to burst forward with them!
Uranus / South Node in Aries: Uranus (The Awakening Process, connection with ‘Higher Mind’, eccentricity, individuality, breakthrough energy of the mind) and the South Node (past-life dynamics, old karmic dynamics and strengths, past experiences that you no longer need to be attached to) are in the sign of Aries (I AM Consciousness, understanding of The true nature of the Self, Ego-Identity / Personality (at the earlier stage of consciousness) and the Physical Vessel (Body).
North Node in Libra: The North Node (direction of Soul’s Growth, the unknown path) in the sign of Libra (Balance, the ability to hold Paradoxes / Opposites together, the power of Detachment through the Mind’s Judgment, Partnership/Relationship dynamics, the Shadow (Unknown Self), Integration/Acceptance of Opposites)
All in all, taken together – this is an energy that really addresses your physical body, self-identity (known/unknown, conscious/unconscious), your interpersonal relationships, your shadow (unknown) self, your sense of what gives keeps you grounded/rooted in a collective identity with a strong Mother-Goddess connection, your sense of what kind of legacy you want to leave behind – all of the key Cardinal questions. Cyllarus and Okyrhoe warn us of jumping too high too quickly, they ask us to rein in our passions – especially those grounded in polarizing and/or a narrow definition of collective identity, and those impulses which come from spiritual/intuitive/psychic awakening of gifts.
It’s a very karmic time, indicated by the strong activation of the Nodes. Many of you will be revisiting past-life dynamics and/or finding ways to balance these energies in your present life. Try not to block the flow, simply relax into it and allow it to guide you to a deeper, fuller experience of Spirit-that-is-You.
Sun – Moon: 14 Capricorn / Cancer ’31
Pluto: 13 Capricorn ’19
Uranus: 12 Aries ’39
Vesta: 17 Capricorn ’21
Mean North Node: 14 Libra ’43
Mean South Node: 14 Aries ’43
Exact Time of Opposition: 12:53 pm, January 5th 2015, GMT + 8
— and a brief prayer of cleansing and beginning —