Welcome to the Full Moon in Virgo which waxed at 10:53 AM. The Moon, representing the female archetype, our inner being, emotions, dreams, and desires in the sign of Virgo. Virgo is feminine mutable earth, the sign of work ruled by the ancient God of communication and commerce, Virgo is reserved, modest, practical, seeking the answers to the great questions. The Moon in Virgo is concerned and caring about your welfare, attentive, observant, and careful, and loving. With 5th house energies we focus our attention on the group, and it’s spiritual health as a whole, what needs to be done, where are its’ weaknesses.
Very few planets aspecting this Full Moon, as it needs very little help to accomplish its goals. There is the opposition with the Sun, and the trine with Mars, and Uranus, both very forward activating planets.
The Sun, representing the male archetype, and our outer selves, the person we show to the world around us in the sign of Pisces. Pisces is feminine mutable water, so both the Sun and Moon are in feminine mutable signs, but Pisces is water and emotion, Virgo is earth, and stability. Pisces is intuitive, impressionable, and very changeable, so depending on what planets strongly affect the Sun will have a definite contribution to the energies of the day. The Sun in Pisces is at home with the psyche and psychological, giving the ability to carry dreams into reality hinting that our thoughts that go into the ethereal have a greater opportunity for manifestation in the lower worlds, and that further reiterates the importance for guarding our thoughts.
At the opposition, we often feel torn between what is comfortable versus that need to grow and to understand.
The trine is a position of positivity and support, and Mars is the planet of action, and assertiveness. In Taurus, Mars gives us a drive for security and stability, so we are able to build solid foundations.
Uranus is the planet of ingenuity, where we dance to the beat of our own drummer. Aries is the sign of aggression and movement, so Uranus here brings innovation in leadership roles, new starts, and those pioneer type projects, like putting a plan into action that you’ve solely been inspired to do; breaking away from societal traditions.
Today in the Hebrew is the 15th of the month of Adar. The month of Adar is the month of Purim, the festival that celebrates the people of Israel being once again, miraculously saved from utter destruction, at least according to tradition. Some might say it was a miracle, some others might say it was pure ingenuity and loftiness on the part of Esther who placed herself in the position of being able to save her people by marrying the man that had the ultimate power to save her people, and by ingratiating herself to him to the extent that he would do anything for her.
Today is also the first full moon of the Chinese calendar and therefore the eve of the Lantern Festival which marks the return of spring, and symbolizes the reunion of family. It is tradition for the owner of the lantern to write riddles on the lanterns and for the people to guess the riddles…
On the chabad.org website where I typically go for the day’s Torah portion, I found their “daily thought” for today is “Beautifully Absurd.” They say the world is absurd, ugly absurd, and to repair that, you can’t just be normal – you need an alternative absurdity, which they call “divine madness.” An alternative absurdity is right on target with the position of Uranus in our charting for today – so what would our alternative absurdity be that would counteract some of the ugliness of the world?
The Hebrew letter that created the month of Adar is the letter Kaf. The letter Kaf is said by Kabbalah to be a letter actualize potential. So, the attributes that we have inherent in our personalities that may be considered as dark, are not necessarily considered bad, but are there for a reason, and a position of strengthening something in us, but we sometimes lose our control, and instead of using those traits to protect us, we allow them to take over and develop patterns that we were never meant to have. If that’s an issue for you, know that the energies of this Full Moon give us the power to set that straight.
The letter Kaf takes us to the 21st Path on the Kabbalistic Tree of life connecting the sephiroth of Chesed (4- mercy – blue ) with Netzhach (7-victory green) located on the pillar of mercy which is right column energy, the masculine pillar of activity, force, and expansion.
“The path of Mercy is what Gray calls the Orphic Path. This is the path followed by those who cannot be bound by tradition and convention. It is the path of the free spirit individualist. “It is the path of emotion and pure ungarded feeling”
The sephira of Chesed is said to embody the archetype of compassion and unconditional love, and is associated with Jupiter in our charts. It is said, “if you gave to the Universe what understanding asks of you, in Mercy you will receive or reap the rewards of that discipline and effort.”
The sephira of Netzhach brings pleasure and governs the mechanism of repetition and reproduction, finding that niche that’s good, and doing it over and over again. It is connected to the planet Venus in your chart and underlines the area in your life where you can use your idiosyncratic talents to generate abundance.
The letter Kaf takes us to the Wheel of Fortune or the “Fortune” card in the Thoth Tarot.
“Follow thy Fortune, care less where it lead thee!”
DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (p. 123). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.
So, for example, we use our thoughts to create our reality, but we sometimes have to overcome negative thought patterns and doubt so that we forge those positive thoughts into the ethereal where manifestation begins. However, you can’t act like it’s something you need, because that infers that it doesn’t already exist. In the creation process, because in reality, we’re learning here, to be the gods that we already are, and have always been, often unwittingly creating around us things we never really wanted because we lacked the knowledge of how the process really works. But with knowledge comes great responsibility, and we become held to a higher standard – like the coming of age of a child from innocence to knowing, or like the parable of Adam and Eve eating of the tree and becoming aware of themselves, and the Gods of the bible saying man has become like us.
“And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. ***
Now, lest [the man] reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”
What’s the saying…”Ignorance of the law is no excuse?” Now that’s a secular phrase, but it’s relative because whether we use our power properly or not, it’s still operating like all those processes operating in the background of your computer that you don’t always know about.
The Fortune card is about things changing – now they can change for the better or the worse, but change is coming.
— Sphere of Chesed —
The Hebrew Divine Name is El, the Strong and Mighty God, ruling in Glory, Magnificence and Grace.
The Archangel is Tzadqiel, Prince of Mercy and Beneficence.
The color is blue.
— Sphere of Netzach —
The Hebrew Divine Name is Jehovah Tzabaoth, God of Hosts and of Armies, of Triumph and of Victory, ruling the universe in Justice and Eternity.
The number is 7.
The color is green.
— 21st Path —
The 21st Path is called the Intelligence of Conciliation because it receives the divine influence, which flows into it from its benediction upon all and each existence.
The Hebrew Letter is Caph, which means fist. It is a double letter, which describes the opposites of riches and poverty.
The Esoteric Title is the Lord of the Forces of Life.
It is the connecting Path between the higher self and the personality.
The Tarot Major Arcana card that corresponds to the Path is the Wheel of Fortune.
The color is violet.
The planet is Jupiter.
Stones are sapphire or amethyst.
The metal is tin.
The incense is horehound.
Herbs are clove, oakmoss and sage.
The musical note is “A#.”
Symbols are the fist, symbolizing he who grasps comprehension, or the circle; also, the wheel of karma, symbol of life, birth, death and rebirth.
|The GODS :||
Hyssop, Oak, Poplar, Fig
Amethyst, Lapis lazuli
The Work :
Saffron, all generous odors
Power of Political Ascendency
Areas the 21st Path will help you:
Unconditionality and acceptance
Calmness and peacefulness; being centered
Getting “out of the rut by breaking old patterns
Cleansing your spirit
Gaining release from being hyperactive or a “type A” personality
Overcoming the tendency to overcompensate
Understanding that the only way to win is not to play
Anticipating change, not dreading it
Being able to make new beginnings in your life
Understanding the cycles of birth and death, that for each birth of a person or thing or even experience in your life, there must be a death – something must be let go of
Understanding that what keeps you in a pattern is the security of knowing the pattern
Understanding that in order to grow, you must take risks
Being able to “time” your change through your understanding of the patterns involved
Through awareness, hold to the productive and discard the monotonous
Being able to see the large in the small and the small in the large
Trusting in your “higher” self
Developing the instinctive and intuitive mind
Getting off the “wheel” that is your pattern enables you to see cause and effect objectively
Releasing your energy blocks
Contacting your Guides and your Higher Self
Making a “vessel” of your Self
Trusting in faith and “going with the flow”
Opening the Throat Center
Passing from student, to teacher, to being a channeler of truth
See beyond the “wheel” and outgrow the need for its guidance and protection
Seeing and understanding the interconnectedness of all things
Gaining mental clarity
Improving grounding and the ability to “root”
Dealing with “Dad”
Being your own creator
Channeling, especially clairaudience and automatic writing
Dreaming and dream interpretation
Increasing creativity and artistic ability
Musical note is A which translates to LA on the standard scale and 852 hz on the solfeggio scale.
In his book “Scrying the Tree of Life,” Chic Cicero writes:
This is a path that requires great exertion and true dedication to
the spiritual quest. It is the road of aspiration that can only be
tackled by dedicated students. The Yetziratic text implies that
this path is something that is requested and sought after. The
“conciliation” implies a new understanding or union between
the higher and lower parts of the personality—they are no
longer fighting each other or reaching for separate goals.
Path Symbol: Spirit Wheel
Path of Kaf: