Full Moon in Aquarius — July 26, 2010, 01:37 UT

During the Full Moon, the Sun and the Moon are opposite each other, face to face. The Moon is fully lit by the Sun, and in the reflected light we are able to see things clearly. Ideas which originated on the previous New Moon have matured, and now they can be carried out.

Oppositions have much to do with relationships. The aspect brings us awareness, but there is also a challenge involved how to integrate the confronting energies. An opposition calls for compromise.

The Cancer New Moon two weeks ago was also a powerful solar eclipse. The Moon was in conjunction with Juno, drawing our attention to relationship issues. Relationship concerns are still in focus, indicated by asteroid Cupido in conjunction with the Full Moon. Now we are able to look at things more objectively though. The Moon in Aquarius is sociable, but it tends to be emotionally detached, cool and rational.

In Roman mythology, Cupid was the god of erotic love and beauty. He was the equivalent of the Greek Eros. The story of Cupid and Psyche can be understood as describing the process of psychological integration. The Moon and asteroid Cupido are trine to asteroid Psyche in Gemini. Astrologically Psyche represents a psychological wound from which one hasn’t recovered.

The healing planet Chiron has re-entered Aquarius due to its current retrograde motion. According to Martha Lang-Wescott, retrograding Chiron implies a struggle between living up to parental / societal / conventional expectations and values, or seeking to live the life what feels right.

The ruling planets of Aquarius, Saturn (ancient) and Uranus (modern) are opposing each other tightly. Saturn changed signs about a week ago and is now in its exaltation in Libra, the sign concerned with relationships. Both planets are forming soft, harmonious aspects to the Moon.

In close conjunction with Saturn we find asteroid Panacea, another minor planet associated with healing. A panacea means a remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties. It was sought by the alchemists as an elixir of life and the philosopher’s stone, the legendary alchemical substance which would enable the transmutation of lead into gold. In the chart, asteroid Panacea suggests what you believe it takes to find solutions. She represents cures for all kinds of problems, not just those related to health.

Is it realistic to assume that we can find a cure for everything? Maybe not, but at least the conjunction with Saturn is a reliable, responsible factor. This is an appropriate time for aiming at solutions.


Treehouse Mountain, Astrological Keywords: Asteroids

Wikipedia, Cupid and Psyche

Martha Lang-Wescott, Mechanics of the Future: Asteroids, Treehouse Mountain, 1996

Wikipedia, Panacea

Wikipedia, Panacea (medicine)

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