Since the night of Friday the 30th, our bright satellite began the second phase of its monthly cycle, in the form of a Half Moon. For this reason, the time of its permanence in the firmament, and its volume, will increase each night of this week, until when, just 8 minutes after the midnight between Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th, it reaches the perfect roundness of its radiant and inspiring figure.
Our Moon began its crescent phase as it traversed the Libra sector, very close to other two very bright sidereal bodies: Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and the twinkling Spica, a first-magnitude-star. The Moon will complete its growth when it will stand next to Pluto -the smallest and farthest of the planets- and next to another of the great stars: Vega.
In its growth, our luminous satellite will run through the third quarter of the zodiacal sphere, comprised by Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius, to finish in Capricorn. In that sector of the sky, the Moon connects with the energy of three planets of much significance regarding social dynamics: Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.
The Moon became crescent in Libra, next to Jupiter, the liberator and creator of a new order. When it will have increased its volume, on the night of Thursday the 6th, in Sagittarius, it will join Saturn, the old castrator and dominator; to conclude, at the climax of its bulge, in Capricorn, embracing Pluto, the ruler of the underworld, sovereign of the dead, god of the infernos.
The eight-day process, during which our goddess Selene grows from Mid Moon to Full Moon, is charged with profound significance. Since June 2010, there had been no Plutonian Full Moon, with the crescent phase of that time having begun under the Saturnian mandate, which gave the lunar inflation of that time a more restrictive character.
On this occasion, the Full Moon to be has begun its crescent quarter, stimulated by the excess, abundance and exaggeration transmitted by Jupiter. The level of emotions, the strength of its irrationality and the power of its imbalance are increased along with its size.
Far from its marine habitat that is appropriate for the sign of the Crab, with which it is identified, this Moon occupies the capricious territory of the Mountain Goat. Its feature is a shocking one, because it stirs up passions. Two hundred and six years ago, on the night of July 5, 1811, when Venezuela declared its independence, another Capricorn Full Moon —like this one— was crossing the skies; and, a year earlier, the Full Moon of April 19, 1810 had promoted the emancipation processes in the Caracas city hall.
This Full Moon owes its specificity to Pluto. This small sidereal body represents everything that dies. It is rupture, transformation from the root, depth, destruction and implosion. Its mythological homonymous personage exerted its power in an invisible manner, hidden in the underground; but with a healing sense. Pluto destroys the old, the stagnant, which is no longer valid, to give it a new function, based on the elimination of the superfluous, the useless, the accessory. Pluto brings with it the mourning of loss, which leads to maturation, to the seed of a new being. It is the wheat grain that dies off to give new fruit. It is transmutation.
Throughout the lunar growth process, Pluto is not alone in waiting for the arrival of the Full Moon. From the 2nd to the 9th of July, Mars, from Cancer, is located in front of it, generating conditions of extreme telluric-atmospheric instability and much social conflict. The Full Moon therefore will be the epicenter of a great battle that will greatly affect our planet.
A crucial week has begun, that will culminate with an extraordinary poly-planetary alignment: Pluto-Moon-Earth-Mars-Sun. In that cosmic interaction, the role of the Plutonian Full Moon will be decisive in exalting uncontrolled manifestations that tend to show a collapse of mental, emotional, legal, economic, social, political or physical structures in the most varied environments of the planet. The present symbols indicate that humanity is undergoing a moment of adjustments and rearrangements that must be focused towards the insurgency of a new collective consciousness.
Photo Credits: Ben Blash
“Colectividad que no sabe pensar, no puede vivir.” - Concepción Arenal