Astrology of the Full Moon: The Full Moon of May 31 – June 1
May 8, 2007 by admin
The Full Moon of May 31/June 1 (depending on your location) happens at 10 Sagittarius. This is quite a powerful full Moon, for reasons that I will explain below. This is particularly true in the horoscope (see below) set for Washington, DC.
First, note that this full Moon is exactly square the lunar eclipse of March 3, 2007. This is the same lunar eclipse that fell on the Ascendant-Descendant axis in Washington, DC, a very powerful placement indicating dramatic changes in the country. So this full Moon triggers the sensitive points of the lunar eclipse, bringing the potentials promised by the lunar eclipse to life, and perhaps providing more specific timing as to the dramatic changes in question.
The full Moon promises an ending and a beginning; the Moon is conjunct the fixed star Antares, the heart of the scorpion. This is one of the Royal stars, but it is rather malefic, as you can imagine. Specifically, it brings about endings, and has a tendency to bring down people through their own vices. The Sun, being directly opposite the Moon, is conjunct the Royal fixed star Aldebaran, which is not as bad as Antares, in that it promises new beginnings.
The eclipse aspects Mars in Aries just inside the fourth house cusp, indicating that the United States will be very much dealing with the war in Iraq, with intensifying pressure from both the pro-war and antiwar camps. The overall flavor of the country is that they wish to withdraw; the ruler of the first house, indicating the people, is Jupiter retrograde. In this case, we can read retrogradation as the desire to return. The fact that Jupiter is so powerfully placed right on the ascendant indicates that the people are in a position to make themselves be heard.
It is also interesting to seeing this eclipse falling on the Mars-Jupiter opposition in Baghdad’s horoscope. Most likely, we will see both the fighting and the political brinksmanship escalate to previously unseen levels.