Culmination and Change – Empowering the Feminine and Freeing the Heart

This column is being penned just before the electrifying Taurean Full Moon of 25th of October described in my previous column. This is a particularly unpredictable and potent (and potentially insightful) time with retrograde Venus less than a degree from the Sun directly opposite the Moon joined up with retrograde Uranus. The lunar nodes (which blend the subtle energies of the Moon and the Sun) are at right angles to the Uranus Sun and Venus Moon configuration in Leo and Aquarius respectively. A fixed Grand Cross is at play, with each of these cosmic energies positioned at 0-2 degrees of their respective signs, testing our ideas and commitments, especially in relationships. The powerful involvement of the Nodes in this full Moon, and beyond, tells us that events at this time form part of a global story of our collective karma. Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius constitute the fixed signs, characterised as powerful, purposeful, steady and reliably hard working. This is a time of renewal through releasing fears, desires, and obsessions and learning to value and love oneself.

While the Moon and the Sun will move on at vastly different speeds after the Full Moon, the Grand Cross will morph into a Cardinal Cross with Venus, Uranus and the nodes all moving backwards into the cardinal signs of Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn. The energy then becomes initiatory, energetic, dynamic, proactive, and unafraid to try new things. The ground has shifted. While the atmospherics are unpredictable, it is reasonably safe to say that rebalancing of the power of the feminine will be a key feature of the story at this time.

On the 7th of November the North Node moves into Cancer and the South Node into Capricorn for the first time in 19 years, and they will remain there until May 2020. This brings an axial shift in our global story. The nodes of the Moon have been in Leo and Aquarius since May 2017, witnessing dramatic changes in leadership and the testing of old ideological systems. The focus here has been on creative self-expression versus group-think, as we were invited to release our self from control by the mind, learning instead how to live from the heart. With the North Node moving to Cancer we are being called home and to a collective redefinition of the childhood phase, involving integration of the mother father principle as a basis for a different kind of collective authority. A stronger sense of global community is being described and the power of the tribe emphasized, to counter the rigid boundaries of the corporate institution. This may bring momentum for a greater work-life balance, less focus on rigidly defined success drivers and an increased emotional intelligence.

The New Moon in Scorpio occurs in the early hours of Thursday the 8th of November. We may feel a particular need to delve into our feelings as deeply as possible and to have meaningful emotional exchanges. The inspirational planet Neptune adds dreaminess to this New Moon. The very next day Jupiter leaves Scorpio where it shone a light into some very deep and dark places over the last 12 months to move into its own sign of Sagittarius. You may recall that approximately a year ago when Jupiter went into Scorpio the Harvey Weinstein story leading to the ME TOO movement was exposed. The movement of Jupiter into Sagittarius is cause for celebration and heralds a good time to spread our wings.


Gillian Dwyer is a Melbourne astrologer Agent 25 of the C*I*A and frequent participant at Kundalini House.