At the Ukitopia 2010’s opening ceremony the Moon will be just rising above the eastern horizon, close to her fullness, and in the Sign of her exaltation, Taurus.
As the evening advances the Moon will be climbing the sky, setting just before sunrise the next day. The Full Moon proper will occur a couple of days later, on Monday, November 22, at 4.27 am, local time.
The astrological image at the opening ceremony has reminded me of Isis, the fertility Goddess with the horns of the bull adorning her headdress and the Full Moon held between the horns. The Sign of Taurus not only is the traditional place of the Moon’s exaltation but also the abode of Venus, Goddess of attraction, love, pleasure, art, aesthetic feelings, expressing the human values of kindness, cheerfulness and cooperation. Venus brings harmony by finding balance between opposing views, the middle ground in any dispute, gently stimulating peace and mutuality.
Both the phase and the Sign the Moon is in seem propitious for an art and music festival, Taurus being a aesthetically inclined Sign, sensual and earthy, while the mature Gibbous phase is one full of creativity and positive, outgoing energy.
Mercury, planet of communication, will be conjunct Mars, planet of raw energy and action, in the outgoing and gregarious Sign of Sagittarius, a great placement for some adventurous conversations, for dancing and outdoors activities, and the merging of different cultural expressions and individuals. The free Sagittarius spirit always seeking more from life.
Venus in Libra becomes Stationary Direct on November 19, when some of the first Ukitopia’s performances will take place. This fact also seems auspicious as Venus is now visible again as a Morning Star (one of the advantages of staying up very late, you may still be awake before dawn). The somewhat introverted Venus’ retrograde period is over. The Goddess of Love can now begin to reflect back to us the light of the Sun in which she was until now immersed. Every day Venus is now becoming bigger and brighter. This is a more social and spontaneous phase for our beautiful sister planet.