|Thursday, August 15, 2019||Eastern Daylight Time|
|Begin civil twilight||6:09 a.m.|
|Sun transit||1:37 p.m.|
|End civil twilight||9:04 p.m.|
|Moonrise||8:29 p.m. on preceding day|
|Moon transit||1:28 a.m.|
Phase of the Moon on August 15, 2019: Full Moon at 8:29 a.m. (local daylight time)
Welcome to the Full Moon in Aquarius which waxed at 8:29 AM, Est.The Moon, representing our emotional natures, the female archetype of our personalities and our inner being, including our emotions, dreams, hopes, desires, in the sign of Aquarius. Aquarius is masculine fixed air. Fixed signs like stability and air signs are communicators. Although Aquarius comes off as detached and unfeeling, even slightly aloof, the need to understand makes Aquarius very social in order to gain what it needs.
The Moon in Aquarius sits outside traditional domestic rules. Ruled by the Greek sky god Uranus, Aquarius is independent, progressive, and original. With 6th house energies, the house of work and service, Aquarius is positively placed to gleen support for those around when we turn our attention to areas in our lives where attention to detail is much needed. I’ve been watching a lot of films on Amazon prime about sugars, microbiome, wheat, and gluten, and it’s pretty clear that we have to be very diligent about knowing what’s going into and on our bodies because it’s believed that the source of all chronic diseases, including auto immune deficiencies, are related to what we’re consuming. It’s become clear that the only real healthy food is that which you grow yourself. Barring that, at least a diet of fruit, nuts, vegetables, and some fish is best. Read those labels, and don’t be fooled by buzz words such as reduced or lower fat, lower carbs, and one that really surprised me, gluten free.
Aspecting this Full Moon is the opposition with the Sun, Venus, and Mars, so all the planets affecting the Moon’s energies are directly opposite, making for a power struggle amongst the giants.
The Sun, representing the male archetype, the outer self, basic character, and conscious personality. The opposition is said to create challenges and opportunities for growth because it often becomes necessary to give both sides of our personality, the inner and outer, equal expression in order not to drive ourselves a little batty. Luckily, the Moon is in a stable sign because Leo, while it can exhibit strength and stability, it’s intense fire can become rigid and dogmatic where any compromise becomes impossible. Adding Venus, and Mars, the planet of aesthetic appreciation and aggression, respectively, if we’re not careful, we can set things in motion under this transit that become extremely difficult to get out of, especially with Venus in Leo given to drama and grand gestures, and Mars in Leo being dramatic and forceful.
In our scenario above with food, this Full Moon with it’s strong opposition, we could seriously and effectively argue both sides of the debate, so finding a way to give our giants expression, and come out the other side unscathed, could be a true challenge.
The 12th house is the house of psychological self undoing, so we have to tread carefully; Venus has some difficulty here being comfortable with emotions, especially those of others, while Mars has a tendency to create reverberation in those around. Careful not to offend people in their traditions; better to walk away if it gets heated.
Today in the Hebrew is the 14th day of the month of Av. In the New Moon writing, we discussed how Leo has the ability to both see light and judgment, the power of giving and receiving.
Letter Kaf controls the Sun which is the ruling planet for Leo and the month of Av. Just as the planets surround the Sun, Leo is the center of attention. The inner spiritual side of Leo is shemesh in Hebrew and the outer external side is hama, or hot.
According to tradition the temple was destroyed because of, “Hatred for No Reason.
I was watching an episode of this show called “buried in the backyard,” where a mother whose daughter had been murdered while jogging in the park, said, “ I never knew I could hate a person before this man killed my daughter.“ but now she knows that it’s possible for her to hate. In considering our individual purposes for each lifetime that we experience here on earth, and how we always try to come up with explanations as to why people kill, it occurs to me that even while it is a seemingly simple question to ask oneself, were it not for the circumstances she would not have had an answer to her question. It’s not simply that that one question could be the sum total of her life‘s purpose however, what she does with the answer could be. Following the trial of her daughters killer, she advocated for stricter laws regarding kidnapping and murder which the governor of California signed into law naming it after her daughter. Were it not for the circumstances of her daughters death, the laws enacted which mandated stricter punishment for rape and murder, would not necessarily have been possible and which goes toward protecting such victims in the future. Not a situation of hatred for no reason, but rather justified and better yet, put to good use taking a positive outlet.
The Hebrew letter Kaf represents the 21st Path on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and the Wheel of Fortune card in the Thoth Tarot.
The 21st Path connects the Sephiroth of Chesed (4) and Netzhach (7), on the pillar of mercy and right column energy, and deals with the left side of the body. The tree is about balancing opposites.
“That in every diagram and picture, the right hand side of the observer is next to the Pillar of Mercy—Chokmah, Chesed, and Netzach; while the Pillar of Severity is on the observer’s left hand. Yet when you apply the Tree of Life to yourself, your right side, arm, and leg represent the side of Strength and Severity, Binah, Geburah and Hod, and your left side refers to the Pillar of Mercy. So that when you look at a diagram, you are looking, as it were, at a man facing you, that your right side faces his left. His Merciful side forms the right hand Pillar in front of you, so that it is as if you looked at yourself in a mirror.
Just as the man looks at you, so does the Moon look at you and so you say that the Moon in her increase is on the side of Mercy, the right hand pillar of the Sephiroth; and in her decrease, the crescent is on the left hand Pillar of Severity.”
The sephira of Chesed is mercy or understanding and is associated with Jupiter in your chart showing areas of benevolence and boundless opportunities because it is the forgiving energy that sets of free of that which binds us in negativity. The sephira of Netzhach is represented by Venus in your chart and governs the mechanism of repetition and reproduction. On the negative side however, that can lead to addictive behaviours as with processed sugar in our foods.
The Wheel of Fortune card or just called “Fortune” in the Thoth Tarot, represents luck changing, either for the better or not. Lon Milo Duquette stated, “change is stability, and with stability comes order.” Since all our major players are in “stable” signs, the Fortune card is very fitting. Change, however, is only relative to that which is personal, the sephiroth below the abyss; the sephiroth above the abyss belong to the infinite which encompasses everything before, now, and after.
— Sphere of Chesed —
The Hebrew Divine Name is El, the Strong and Mighty God, ruling in Glory, Magnificence and Grace.
The planet is Jupiter.
The color is blue.
— Sphere of Netzach —
The Hebrew Divine Name is Jehovah Tzabaoth, God of Hosts and of Armies, of
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.
Instead, they work in unison to “receive the divine influence
which flows into it from its benediction” (Chesed).
Reconciliation with the higher is the ultimate “reward”—the
only thing that can satisfy the soul’s hunger.
Path Symbol: Spirit Wheel
Path of Kaf: