The coming Full Moon

This falls on September 9th 2014 at 01.39 GMT on the 17th degree of Pisces with the Sun on the opposite 17th degree of Virgo for which the Sabian Symbols are respectively: “An Easter Parade”and “A Volcano in Eruption”.  Bear in mind that a Full Moon is making us aware of something, the Sun or consciousness is illuminating the Moon or what is unconscious. It is also that ‘result’ of the New Moon described above. The following interpretations are taken from The Astrological Oracle, helping you to read what these Sabian Symbol are saying to you about your own situation and/or that of the world…

SSP347 6-3-13“An Easter Parade” (Moon)

Stepping Out

This is a surprisingly complex Symbol because the original meaning of Easter came from the word oestrus, sexual heat or impulse – from which the word oestrogen also derives – and from Eostre, the goddess whose festival was held at the Spring Equinox. Then it was commandeered by the Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Then came the Easter Parade itself, which turned the whole thing into a social or fashion event. The common meaning here is therefore one of emerging or re-emerging, or just stepping out. So this is a birth of a new time or cycle, but what one thinks that means can make the difference between being a profound rebirth or a superficial attempt at being noticed for whatever image one has to offer, from a simple and outright renewing of oneself, to being stuck in the some meaningless convention.

“Blossom by blossom the Spring begins” (Swinburne)


SSP167 7-9-13“A Volcano In Eruption” (Sun)

A Need For Emotional Release

Here we are witnessing the repressed feelings at the very core of one’s being that every so often just have to come to the surface – forcibly. Or anything that is being forced by circumstances to blow its top. Keep in touch with the urge to be true to your innermost self that inevitably can brook no interference or suppression from others, or for that matter, from your own inhibitions. Concentrate on finding a way of releasing the tension while exercising maximum damage limitation. And beware of destructive temper and meaningless bluster, unless it is in the presence of someone who recognizes the need for it, and does not take it personally – or if they do, it has something to do with their own inner tensions. Never suppress powerful feelings for too long – such could prove quite harmful. Karmically, this Symbol refers to anything from your past that is erupting into the present. This could manifest as strife in your home, health, or any area of your life. Unless you track down the roots of what is disturbing you then that inner turmoil will continue to waste and disrupt your body or surrounding circumstances. First admit to having inner or external turmoil, then find ways of releasing it, like talking it out with someone you trust with your heavy or dark side, or through artistic expression, or just living out your emotions in a healthy and honest relationship. Keep an eye out for signs of suppressed emotion, like grief, coming out as anger, irritability or health problems, such as for example, skin complaints, toxicity, tension, chronic catarrh.

“And then more torrents of fire and shit/ A feast of blaming and resentment/ Framed in Honesty’s great expanding infinity/ Accommodating all our dread” (LB)


Combining these two Symbols we can see that they are both about something bursting out from beneath the surface. Much of what has already been written about in this Bulletin could be said be about this phenomenon of the beginning of a new time being marked by uprisings and eruption and fall-out. Most of all it refers to what is ‘bubbling under’ in your own life and the lives of those close to you.  Paying heed to this and avoiding being superficial could make the difference between peace or strife, empowerment and disempowerment, success or failure.  And of course, see how this is manifesting in the world at large, and be the wiser for it, bringing in the Light of Consciousness in the process.