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A rare visitor from the distant parts of our solar system is passing us. Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) on a highly elliptical orbit around the Sun is an extreme trans-Neptunian object (ETNO), “a cousin” of Sedna and the like. Comet Iwamoto’s next visit won’t happen until around 3390 AD, if ever.
The existence of the new category of ETNOs was revealed due to the search for Planet 9, a planet which nobody has observed yet, but which is at least ten times more massive than the Earth and with a diameter two to four times the Earth, orbiting the Sun somewhere in the darkness far beyond Neptune.
Comet Iwamoto was discovered in December 2018 by a Japanese amateur astronomer. It passed closest to Earth on February 13, 2019. It is a near-parabolic comet with an orbit of 1371 years. Non-periodic comets on near-parabolic orbits usually never return to the vicinity of the Sun. Now, when passing through the inner solar system, Comet Iwamoto is moving fast! It is traveling opposite direction to the planets.
Mark A. Holmes calculated Comet Iwamoto’s position at the Full Moon chart of February 19, 2019. Thank you, Mark. Comet Iwamoto is at 15+ degrees of Cancer in aspect to several planets, including the Sun and the Moon in the first degrees of Pisces and Virgo, respectively. It is opposite (180˚) Saturn and Venus in Capricorn, trine (120˚) Mercury and Neptune in Pisces, semisquare (45˚) the Moon in Virgo, sesquiquadrate (135˚) the Sun in Pisces and biseptile (103˚) Chiron in Aries.
The notable astrological event just recently was centaur Chiron’s sign change from Pisces to Aries on the day before the Full Moon, on February 18, 2019. The Moon in Virgo forms a quincunx (150˚) to Chiron at the Aries Point. The quincunx is a challenging aspect that requires adjustment. 95P/Chiron is a comet, too. Centaurs typically behave with characteristics of both asteroids and comets. Chiron was discovered in 1977 and initially designated as a minor planet, but in 1988 it brightened, developed a tail and got classified also as a comet.
Chiron was the first member of a new family of Chiron-type comets. Another member of this class is centaur Echeclus, which has showed cometary behavior more than once and now also has the cometary designation 174P/Echeclus. Any centaur getting close enough to the Sun is anticipated to become a comet. In the Full Moon chart Echeclus is in the last degree of Taurus, squaring the luminaries in Virgo and Pisces. Short period comets generally originate in the Kuiper belt whereas long period comets in the Oort cloud.
In astrology comets are seen as heralds of change. Erratic and disruptive energy can be sensed in other chart factors too, for example in the Mars-Uranus conjunction, although the luminaries form harmonious aspects to the conjunction. Pay attention (Chiron’s advice), stay focused and don’t get provoked.
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As always it is important to look at the landscape surrounding any full moon and Tuesday’s Virgo Full Moon is remarkable terrain.
The day before the full moon, Chiron wraps up its time in reflective Pisces and moves into firestorm Aries. For many people our warrior has been either asleep or ignored but now as we begin this new seven year journey we will find things stirring inside us. Weapons will be picked up, eyesight will sharpen, boots will begin marching as we slay dragons, perhaps patterns of victimhood, addictions, sloppiness and karma debts. Both personal and public dragons will be put on notice that there is a new warrior among us. And it is in the mirror. This is not a fast transition since Chiron won’t wrap up this journey until 2026 but we may find the fiery energy arrive soon after Feb 18 and our psyche will whisper, “You know that thing that has been bothering me for a long time that has felt bigger than me, yeah, I’m over it and I am starting to tackle it now.”
Then on the other side of the Full Moon we have Uranus move into Taurus on March 6. This too is another cycle that lasts for seven years. Chiron in Aries fires us up to find our self and protect self with warrior actions. It is not a passive cycle. Uranus in Taurus will support creativity and ingenuity in practical ways. New avenues of solid actions will either open up or our inner warrior will fight to find that opportunity. Both speak to new beginnings and in between these jumping off points is this Virgo Full Moon. It is auspicious timing.
Virgo Moon opposing Sun in Pisces speaks to balancing daily reality versus faith and the great unknown. Virgo asks us to build our daily calendars filled with every thing we must do and want to do to take care of our lives and when we go to bed every night we get quiet and our dreams speak to us and of course we assume we will wake up but that is an unknown and we must rely on trust, and that is Pisces. What needs our practical focus? Where do we need trust? Both questions are important during the three- day full moon phase.
On this full moon chart, the Sun sextile Mars & Uranus while the Moon trines Mars & Uranus. The full moon could activate subtle sparks that excite something new in us that affects our schedule. We plan to do one thing and find ourselves doing something completely different. The unplanned item that arrives may be important for that warrior that is slowly waking up or perhaps it will make sense after March 6 when we go out into the world looking for new ways to get our practical on.
Venus conjunct Saturn on the chart asks that practical love, money and values that make sense be on our daily to do list. We seek a new level of sobriety. Mercury conjunct Neptune is the one wild card in the chart. Neptune is fuzzy and vague and uses intuition to inform. Mercury which rules our brain likes communication that is easy to digest in simple bites. Being fuzzy is tricky to Mercury. The solution is to be adaptable with our thinking and check in with our gut to make sure we are not wasting time. Perhaps the illumination of this three day full moon will support us in some way to not waste our energy, resources and time by going down dead ends for the next seven years. See how this full moon pushes on your to clean up those kinds of bad habits.
I’ll be doing it, too!
The Full Moon occurs at 15:53 (UT) on February 19, 2019 at 00°Vi42′.
This is an interesting lunation as it takes place on 0 degrees of Virgo. Zero degrees are about beginnings, yet Full Moons bring things to a conclusion. So, we have a decision, crisis or resolution that involves a new beginning. Our attention is on details, so we might want to tweak our health regime or schedule to make life run more smoothly. Perhaps we want to up our skillset to get a better job or to be of service to the world in other ways. Whatever the drive, there is the potential to make significant improvements by taking one step at a time.
As the Moon opposes the Sun in nebulous Pisces, the challenge is that life does not always run the way we would like it to. We can’t plan for every eventuality. Pisces is the clause in the insurance term that says, ‘except for acts of God’. This can leave Virgo flustered because it’s trying to make everything perfect. The more we try to manifest heaven on Earth or the more stuck we get on the ideal, the greater our potential for feeling like everything is one big mess. It isn’t a mess, it’s just life. We need to ebb and flow like the ocean and trust that we can adjust to whatever life brings.
This Moon however is well supported. Firstly, the Moon is acting as mediator between the critical degree opposition between Uranus and Pallas. That tug of war is ongoing but at least now emotionally we’re beginning to see that there IS a way round it. We can find common ground, despite our differences. The Moon’s trine to Uranus suggests we’re open to finding alternative methods that might help us to complete tasks. Yes, there is a feeling of urgency that comes from Uranus on this final degree of Aries, but it’s become motivating rather than anxiety provoking. The sextile to Pallas brings in creative thinking and the ability to work together. Luna also trines Mars bolstering energy levels and bringing some muscle into the equation. Mars offers us the will to achieve our objectives.
It’s also worth noting that the rulers of the lights – Mercury and Neptune, have just made a conjunction on the same date as the Full Moon. Whilst this means that we need to work more on intuition than on facts, the suggestion is that something is coming together, despite the challenges. If we do get stuck, the best thing to do is to let go and let God instead of stressing. Work with what you can, leave the rest. This message is reiterated by a conjunction between asteroid Undina and the Moon. Undina was named after a water spirit so there is certainly a watery, emotional overtone to this lunation. Swim with the tide instead of against it. Trust your instincts.
Note that Chiron, freshly ingressed into Aries, will quincunx this Full Moon. At times we might find ourselves thinking that we’ll never get the work done, it’s an impossible task or that too much is broken for it to be fixed. And yet the quincunx often requires that we keep going, despite conflicted feelings. We’re never going to fully reconcile it. It’s about holding space for those impressions whilst not allowing them to dictate what we do or don’t do.
The Sabian symbol for this Full Moon is :-
In A Portrait, The Significant Features Of A Man’s Head Are Artistically Emphasized
This Sabian suggests that we are looking for ways to enhance our lives. What we see depends on our perspective. We can either choose to lament the worst or choose to make the best of what we have. When we look at life through the eyes of an artist, everything becomes beautiful, even if it isn’t perfect.
Painting – ‘Self Portrait as an Artist’ by Vincent van Gogh