Aldebaran, Antares, and the full moon cycle

Blazing Light, Love's Song

This full moon cycle is mirrored by a celestial alignment. Astronomically, the Sun is in the Bull (Taurus) and the Moon will be in Scorpius (the Scorpion) for the full moon. Interestingly, primary star systems within the same two constellations are also in opposition: Antares in Scorpius and Aldebaran – the eye of the Bull – in the Bull.

Antares means “not Ares”. It indicated to the early sky watchers that this reddish star was not the planet Mars (Ares). However, the deeper meaning is that in Scorpio, one is to transcend the Mars rulership of Scorpio and move into the higher functioning of the sign. The animals associated with Scorpio portray this evolution.

  • Lowest Scorpio, symbolized by the scorpion, is secretive, aggressive when engaged and dangerous when cornered. Isolating and cautious, the Mars quality is that of needing help from no one – independent, self-existing, and contrary.
  • Snake, like…

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