As today’s Full Moon coincides with Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, I decided to re-read his famous speech delivered on August 28, 1963 in Washington D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial, and to have a look at his birth chart.
He was born during the Uranus/Pluto square of the late 1920’s and 30’s, although it was not exact in his birthchart, he does have Pluto in Cancer opposite his Capricorn Sun. His famous speech, which I have quoted from below, was given during the height of the Uranus/Pluto conjunction of the 1960’s, in fact, the Sun and Venus were also conjunct Uranus/Pluto on that day. This speaks to the beauty, love, and perfect harmony of this revolutionary speech.
King, himself, was born with a compassionate Pisces Moon in a broad conjunction with Venus, a sensitive, idealistic, caring placement. He also had a Jupiter/Chiron conjunction in the 12th house, the sign of a gifted healer and revealer of the collective skeletons in the closet.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
The Full Moon is exact at 8:52 PM PST and occurs at 25.58 Cancer/Capricorn, unlike the New Moon we had on New Year’s Day, this planetary event does not hit the Uranus/Pluto square. It does not have any tight aspects to any major planets, it is just a Full Moon.
The meaning of the Full Moon is the moment of culmination or fulfillment. In ancient times marriages were often conducted at this time because it bestowed good luck on the union. Before electric light it was also a time when work could be done at night.
This one highlights the signs of Capricorn and Cancer, probably the most conservative, tradition-bound, and family-oriented signs in the zodiac. Capricorn Sun works hard and takes responsibility. Cancer Moon is kind and cares for the comfort and safety of its loved-ones. Together this is an emotional moment to think about what truly matters in life and decide to take a stand for liberty, truth, and justice for all.