Welcome to the Full Moon in Leo which waxed at 8:27 AM EST. The Moon representing all things feminine in our personalities, and the unconscious drives, habit patterns, hopes, fears in the sign of inner strength and pride, Leo. Leo is masculine fixed fire which makes anything Leo sets it’s heart on intense. Fix signs want to be the boss, and we all know the lion, the male of the pride, is just that, even though the females do most of the work in the hunt. Fire signs show us the heart of who we are by what we initiate on our own without outside influences. This Full Moon is about creativity in us and inspiring others. With 6th house energies, the house of service, the moon highlights the style and quality of what we do including serving our own health. With the North Node also in the 6th house, the intricacies of our daily routines can become our stock in trade – perhaps we are more married to them than we might choose – to figure out what and why we do the things we do, are they for our comfort, are they necessary, do they still work for us. Are we going through the motions without considering why we started them in the first place?
At the full moon, the Sun and Moon are at opposite sides of the chart. Oppositions create challenges and opportunities for growth because we need to find ways to give the planets involved equal expression. The Sun, representing the male archetype, our basic character, ego and outer self, is in the sign of Aquarius, and pushes us to get out of our comfort zone. Aquarius is also masculine and also fixed, adding a bit of difficulty to giving both planets who want to be the boss, expression, but Aquarius is fixed air. Air signs are communicators seeking understanding into the hows and whys of things. Aquarius is the sign of friendship which is association by choice, independent, progressive, and unconventional. So the two strongest planets in our charts are at seemingly definite odds. Restrictions that most people feel can be broken free with this transit as trusting intuition and inner vision is key to growing. Pay attention to those hints that you get that you attempt to shove down or ignore.
Venus, the planet of aesthetics and beauty, all things socially graceful, joins the opposition with the Sun making it difficult to find comfort with emotions. Venus in Aquarius comes off as aloof with emotions, and since the 12th house is the house of our undoing, we have to be careful in how we make ourselves appear to those around us…choose our words carefully.
The trine is an aspect of ease, comfort, and good fortune and occurs when planets are at 120 degrees. Mars is the planet of movement, physical vitality, and assertiveness. Sagittarius is the sign of wisdom. Put the two together and I’m told to use good judgment in contemplating physical activity. Since we all have different charts, how this aspect affects you individually could be completely different, as with the entire chart for that matter.
The square occurs when planets are at a 90 degree angle. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, philosophical and spiritual teachings, and abundance. Scorpio is the sign of all or nothing extremes and when dealing with energies that Jupiter highlights, those extremes can be self defeating. For every action there is an equal reaction, so we have to be cautious not to cut ourselves off from learning what we need to make informed decisions for our own growth.
Today in the Hebrew is the 16th of Shevat. The sign for Shevat is Aquarius, known as the water bearer which ties to the month of Shevat being the rainy season as winter begins to close. The 15th of Shevat is called the New Year of Trees, the day on which the new year is reckoned for the fruit of the trees, or what was called tithes; the portion of what’s been done that’s for the betterment of the whole. TuBeeshvat alludes to the secret of the Tree of Life, and God’s essential name, HaVayah, the tetragrammaton, Yud Hei Vav and hei. The first two letters, the Yud and Hei represent the higher concealed level of unification as found in the upper triad on the tree of life and the final Vav and Hei representing the lower triad of Malkuth, Hod and Netzhach, with the most direct path of unification being the middle pillar.
The month of Shevat is ruled by the letter Tsadik, and per Aleister Crowley’s affirmation that the Tsadi is not the Star, the corrected card in the Thoth Tarot associated with the letter Tsadi is the Emperor, the great father archetype.
“Use all thine energy to rule thy thought: burn up thy thought as the Phoenix. “DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (p. 106). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.
Thoughts are living, breathing, things, a string in the creative process – dwell too long on a particular negative thought, add a little bit of emotion such as fear, and voila, you’ve created a reality you don’t really want. Guarding your thoughts takes practice, but the first step is being in the moment and taking notice that you’re doing it. The Emperor represents the element of sulfur, the male creative energy of the Universe.
“Upon his shield is the red eagle that identifies him with what the alchemists call the red tincture. The red tincture is symbolic of the fiery action and nature of the Sun and gold, just as the white eagle on the Empress’s shield identifies her with the white tincture, symbolic of the action and nature of the Moon and silver. The great alchemical recipe dictates that we must first find the white tincture, then the red tincture, then unite them to accomplish the great work.”DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (p. 108). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.
Seeing as how The Emperor is the Trump of Mars, the active nature of Mars can be seen as the action necessary to accomplish the uniting of the red and white tincture.
The Tsadi and the Emperor represent the 28th Path on the Tree of Life connecting Netzhach to Yesod.
Netzhach is represented by Venus in our charts and governs pleasure and also generates the mechanism of repetition and reproduction. The sphere of Yesod holds the secrets and subconscious power of the universe, and the laws of attraction. Associated with the Moon in your chart, this sphere exposes inner reflexes and how we instinctively react to various situations.
— Sphere of Netzach —
The Sphere of Destination is Netzach, Victory.
The Hebrew Divine name is Jehovah Tzabaoth.
The Archangel is Haniel, Prince of Love and Harmony.
The number is 7.
The color is green.
—Sphere of Yesod — —
We commence our journey in the Sphere of Yesod, the foundation.
The Hebrew Divine Name is Shaddai el Chai, the Almighty Living God.
The Archangel of the Sphere is Gabriel, Prince of Change and Alteration.
The Choir of Angels is the Kerubim, the Strong.
The color is violet.
The number is 9.
— 28th Path —
The 28th Path is known as the Natural Intelligence, so-called because through it is consummated and perfected the Nature of every existing thing beneath the Sun.
The Hebrew letter for the Path is Tzaddi, meaning “fish hook.”
The meaning of the simple form of the letter is imagination.
The corresponding astrological sign is Aquarius.
The color is violet.
The musical note is “A#.”
The magical weapon is the censor.
Living beings representative are the eagle, the peacock and man.
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It is written of the 28th Path :
The Twenty-eighth Path is called the Natural Intelligence; by it is
completed and perfected the nature of all that exists beneath the Sun.
The “Natural Intelligence” informs us that “all that exists beneath
the Sun” is “natural.” Even the things that we perceive as supernatural
or abnormal, such as the powers of magic, divination,
telekinesis, and other so-called supernormal activities, are, in fact,
totally natural. They belong to a nature that is “completed and
perfected.” Through our gradual evolution, what we regard today
as mysterious occurrences may someday be explained as easily as
the phenomena of lightning or the aurora borealis.
The Twenty-eighth Path connects the emotive mirad in
Netzach with the astral foundation in Yesod. It is therefore a path
of deep meditation and contemplation
Path of Tsadi