The New & Full Moon Forecast: The Heights of Spiritual and Humanitarian Attainment (7/14-15/11)
By Tara McKinney
In archetypal terms, from the vantage point of the Earth, the Sun and Moon are celestial lovers, eternally engaged in a passionate dance of revelation with one another. So, when the Moon enters its Full Moon phase every 29 days (or any other phase, for that matter), it always does so as an expression of this eternal dance, giving new, epic meaning to the saying, “It takes two to Tango.”
In Astrological terms, the Moon only becomes fully luminous, and therefore revelatory, in opposition to the Sun. To continue the dance metaphor, complete illumination happens when the two partners involved in the dance reach a certain distance from one another and then pause directly facing one another. It is only from this vantage point that ideal conditions exist for truly seeing one another. In the case of the Sun and Moon in opposition, the Sun shines the light of his awareness and devotional gaze directly upon the Moon. The question is: What exactly does he behold at such times? What does the Moon reveal to him? In general terms, it’s always something different and always something amazing, to be sure.
This particular Full Moon is at 28 degrees 27’ Sagittarius according to the Vedic system of calculation. This puts it in the early degrees of the Lunar Mansion Uttara Ashada, known as the “Universal Star,” reflecting deep humanitarian concern and fairness to all races. Not surprisingly, Abraham Lincoln had his natal Moon in this placement. How appropriate then that the Full Moon of July 14/15 is not only in the sign of Sagittarius (and the decanate, or last ten degrees, of Sagittarius), associated with the highest of spiritual aspirations, but also in the 9th house, likewise associated with the heights of spiritual attainment, and conjunct the Midheaven, associated with one’s true calling, or in this case, the highest possible calling for humanity as a whole.
Edgar Cayce channeled the following past-life information about the meaning of the Moon in Sagittarius (in the context of Vedic astrology):
Jupiter as Past-Life Planet points to a prominent soul journey between earth incarnations in the realm of Jupiter, called Brahmaloka in Vedic astrology. Your Jupiter sojourn demonstrates that you have reached a high level of development toward a universal consciousness among all men and women. Your special Jupiter sojourn also indicates you have a strong inner commitment to faith, optimism and group causes potentially affecting large numbers of people. Past lives in humanitarian or spiritual service and ministry, religious, royal and priestly affairs are likely, especially lifetimes in Egypt and the Holy Land.
The message is clear: This Full Moon opens a portal and issues a clarion call to all of humankind, quickening the evolutionary impulse toward spiritual attainment of the highest order for the greatest good of all people, of all races, classes, national identities, genders, sexual orientations, etc. Many of us draw upon collective memories of glorious lifetimes spent together in ancient Egypt and the Middle East at this time. During this Full Moon phase, open your crown chakra wide and let yourself be bathed in the charged particles of Jupiterian empowerment and inspiration. It’s what the world needs now.