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“Grab and Hold on to the Winds of Change Says 6 Libra 52 Full Moon on March 27th 2013”

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With the spring equinox behind us signaling the start of a new astrological year, a sense of hope and anticipation is in the air as we await the colors and the warmth of the season. The winds of March are reflecting the energy and potential of the aspects in the night sky signifying a whirl wind ride of action. In this atmosphere, arrives the 6 Libra 52 Full Moon at 3:28 am PDT on March 27th 2013 telling us to grab on and to hold tight to the winds of change and transformation that is coming our way. As the energy and the excitement of a faster moving planet come in contact with a slower moving one, it helps to magnify the intensities of its potentials. This makes it vital not to miss the opportunities when they present themselves at this time, and when they do, hang on to it for dear life.

With a group of planets and asteroids in, a stellium in Aries that indicate a concentrated and heightened level of focus in the beginning of a cycle. The need for the initiation of action and exploration to step into the unknown with hope and confidence, as one who has been there before, is crucial. The stellium is in opposition to the moon, creating a need to push and to pull, to make things happen and yet at the same time is the support that is needed when the going gets tough. The aspects are not just asking for action and change, but are subtly pointing to the need of transformation in the way we see things and the way we hope to accomplish anything. It is not telling us to throw everything out, but to rearrange it in a way that it will be more meaningful. To put it bluntly, the stars are telling us to get rid of the clutter and work with what is important.

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 7th degrees of Libra and for the Sun in 7th degrees of Aires is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Libra 7 A woman feeding chickens and protecting them from the hawks This is a symbol of the creative division of labor between the functions of man and nature, and of the dual constitution of the soul in its responsibilities of conservation on the one hand and of developments on the other. There is here every capacity for a control of events through a nurturing of the things which are desirable and a rejection of those which have no immediate value. The keyword is shrewdness. When positive, the degree is a high competence in administering the duties of normal experience and a very special skill in protecting the self’s real interests, and when negative, a complete personal ineptitude in the face of life’s everyday and recurrent complexities.

Aries 7 A man successfully expressing himself in two realms at once This is a symbol of a creative division of labor within the self, such as distinguishes human kind from the lower orders of life and enables any individual to participate in the experience of many interpenetrating realms of reality. There is capacity here for a complete control of events by shifting from one to another focus of emphasis whenever it proves convenient or expedient. The keyword is proficiency. When positive, the degree is unlimited versatility and a special gift for divorcing the things of issue from whatever lacks immediate pertinence, and when negative, a tendency to defeat all self-competence in an unintelligent scattering of interest.

This symbol is speaking to us to keep things in focus and in perspective in order to maintain the proper balance between opposing forces, thoughts and ideas. To see each thing in its light in order to protect and nourish the weak and at the same time preserve the position of the strong. The key here is the balancing act in using one’s good judgment, one’s vigilance, one’s alertness and one’s awareness to achieve what one is aiming for. It is also telling us of our versatility in functioning competently in more then one area of expertise. As this Full Moon approaches we need to remind ourselves of our assets and liabilities and to begin to work with them to be ready for the whirl wind of change and transformation. By being prepare and ready to take advantage of the opportunities, the changes, the transformations, we will be able to grab on and to allow them to become realities in our lives.

“Imparting Knowledge Inspires Change Encourages the 22 Libra 32 New Moon Oct 15th 2012”

As the chill of the winds begins to gather, and the summer breezes begin to fade, and with the last of the summer harvest being picked, the cold dark winter days are almost upon us.  This was the time period in the early days of this country, that the preparation to hunt for game, in order to store up for the months ahead, was about to begin.  If the families were to survive the winter, care in deciding and storing up provisions was an important factor for the days ahead.  In this day and age as the summer activities come to an end, a need to prepare for what will be needed to carry us through the wintry weather, is essential in renewing our physical and spiritual bodies for the coming spring.  Regrettably, unlike the days of old, in this modern world, there is a lot to amuse us and the importance and need of refreshing and renewing our inner life has taken a backseat, to the wonderments and excitements of being entertained during the coming months.

Fortunately the Universe in its wisdom and foresight has a plan for us and has given us some difficult aspects to work through and at the same time the Universe also has given us other aspects to help us to successfully accomplish our goals.  Our responsibility is to listen and to work through the messages, which our higher self is communicating to us.  One of the blessings the Universe has selected for us is the up coming 22 Libra 32 New Moon on October 15th 2012 at 5:02 am PDT encouraging and emphasizing that imparting knowledge inspires change.  It is not only the imparting of our knowledge, but at the same time to listen and to learn from others.  We need to remember that we are all connected and need to work together for the benefit for all.  That Mother Earth, the Moon, the Sun and all creation has a message to share, and that message is we all need to focus and to work together in unison, for the benefit of all that inhabit the earth.

“The Sabian symbol for the 23rd degree of Libra is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Libra 23  Chanticleer  this is a symbol of the soul’s ultimate self-realization through a basic integrity of its own insights or judgments, and of the unchallenged acceptance it is able to gain for its particular role in human affairs.  Implicit in the symbolism are the practical rewards which come from the more effectively dramatized distinction of everyday living, and the enduring significance which the self achieves for itself through the place in life it succeeds in making its own.  The keyword is fervor.  When positive, the degree is a fearless self-affirmation which gains a sympathetic attention and wins immediate allegiance from the hearts and minds of everybody, and when negative, ill-starred conceit and ineffective bombast.

The definition of Chanticleer taken from the American Heritage Dictionary is 1.) The rooster  2.) To sing, and I believe the author is implying the rooster is the master of his domain signaling the dawn of day with a loud and boisterous crow.  This symbol speaks of the confidence of the self image and the need for others to recognize and to acknowledge this perception the person has of them self.  The image dramatizes the enthusiasm, ambition, assertiveness, and the pride and the purpose of the position the person holds in the community. It also stresses the need to draw attention to what is important to all involved, and a secondary and more subtle implication, is that a wake-up call to what is important is vital at this moment in time.  The keyword, fervor is the answer to our success at this time, as passion and dedication is the impulse to continue when the going gets a bit rough.  This symbol emphasizes the message of this 22 Libra 32 New Moon that the knowledge is power and that imparting that knowledge inspires change.  Although change is in the air through the aspects that have been lingering in the night sky, knowledge is it’s impetuous.

“The Abyss of No Return but Onward Directs the 7 Aries 22 Full Moon on Sept 29 2012”

This full moon is not the final forerunner of difficult aspects in the night sky for the year, announcing that an evolution or more likely a revolution of sorts is in the atmosphere and is about to explode and manifest itself into reality.  We can no longer deny its existence as it unfolds before our very eyes and presence.  With the aspects of action and movement in place in the zodiac, a sense that we can no longer turn back, but need to go forward is imminent.  The pangs and pains of change is evident as the 7 Aries 22 Full Moon on September 29th 2012 at 8:20 pm PDT is making its energies felt, as it is reminding us that we are moving into the abyss of no return, but onward to the future.  We need to move forward with faith and trust that through the darkness, we will finally reach the light.  The Universe in all its wisdom is showing us that we need not fear the difficulties and tribulations we are about to experience.  But to see it as stepping stones, to new possibilities and the potentials for success we have not thought about or had the foresight or the vision to recognize. 

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 8th degrees of Aires and for the Sun in 8th degrees of Libra is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Aries 8  A large hat with streamers flying, facing east  This is a symbol of native creativity, or the fundamentally phallic stirrings of man as these keep him forever responsive for better or worse to the general potentialities of an everyday being, and as they also enable him to realize and utilize the ever-emerging novelties and variations of human relationships.  Implicit here is an unconditioned and complete co-operation with every immediate trend of events, whether consciously or otherwise.  The keyword is excitation.  When positive, the degree is continual self-orientation to the nascent potentialities of all life and experience, and when negative, a tendency to idle posing or an empty pretense of good will and interest.

Libra 8  A blazing fireplace in a deserted home  This is a symbol of native reality, or of the basic law of the cosmos whereby all things tend to continue steadily in their accustomed function.  Implicit here is the burning desire or capacity for passion which establishes man’s loyalty to each object of his self-projection and instruments his more consistent self-orientation through each phase of personal responsibility to the world in which he finds himself.  The keyword is guardianship.  When positive, the degree is an exceptional gift for enlisting both men and the natural forces of life in the service of self and its dominating vision, and when negative, a witless dismissal of all affairs to their own devices.

This symbol speaks to us of anyone proudly presenting them self with dignity and presence as one with a purpose allowing the winds of change and clarity to define their direction and to embrace their stature.  Excitement and anticipation is always associated with change, as it is an adventure into the unknown, as we wait patiently, watching and expecting the unexpected results.  The emphasis here is faith, trust, hope, loyalty, invisible sustainment and the conviction that our goals are achievable through our passion and determination of will.  Our greatest assets at the moment is the refusal to give up hope when all seems hopeless and our ability to change course or improvise, if need be.  It is warning us from hanging on to what worked in the past and to release the negative thoughts which is holding us back from our own progress.  This Full Moon is reminding us that we are moving into the abyss of no return, but onward to new adventures and potentials that are beyond our wildest dreams.

“Is the Part of Fortune the Cause or One of the Factors for Our Financial Outcome?”

 

With the global financial situation looking a bit gloomy on the horizon and having lasted longer than any financial advisor expected, it is predictable that the concern for our own financial situation would be on our minds.  A novice will encounter the meaning of the Part of Fortune shortly after having a consultation concerning his finances, as astrologers feel it dramatically illustrates their delineation.  In my experience many of those individuals who come under the influence of astrology, have come to the art because they have either romantic or financial questions that have sparked their interest.  In delineating, one must take the whole chart in consideration to make any accurate prediction pertaining to any area of concern the individual may have.  The problem comes about, that without realizing it, the Part of Fortune takes center stage and becomes the focal point of determining in what area of life, the financial outcome will or will not manifest in.  My problem is that we lose sight that the chart as a whole needs to confirm the conditions the finances will be like in our lifetime.

Morin has always stated and repeated in all his books, that there should be several indications that something is going to occur, before one can become certain that it may come about.  It may happen or may not happen because he always felt, the freedom to choose was ours to make.  Even if it does come about as predicted, the degree it will come to pass is determined by the choices we make.  I personally have always felt that the Part of fortune was just one of the players of several in obtaining our financial goals.  It may be one of the important indicators in that it helps us to determine what talents, assets and tribulations will be a help or an obstacle towards any degree of success indicated by the chart.  The house position of the Part of fortune points to the area in our life that will influence how we see financial prosperity and security in our world.  The house colors in the way we see possession, what is considered a possession and to what area the prosperity will manifest itself.

 

Recently I ran across someone who had their ascendant in the beginning of Aires with the Moon in Pisces in the eleventh house on the edge of the twelfth, with the Sun in Virgo in the sixth house and the Part of fortune in Libra in the seventh house, and the ruler of Libra in Scorpio conjunct Pluto.  It always excites me to see the angles in the houses as they were meant to be in a natal chart, as I personally feel the energy of those houses are that much more powerful and direct.  And that the destiny and purpose of the individual is laid out plain and simple without the hidden complexities and subtleness most charts have hidden in them.  The difficulty is seeing the simplicity that is right in front of oneself.  Aries is energetic, powerful, inspiring, self-concerned and assertive.  Pisces is sympathetic, caring, responsive, nurturing and spiritual.  Virgo is articulate, analytical, service minded and detail oriented.  Libra is people oriented, on the side of justice, balancing the opposites and the refinement of beauty.  Pluto investigates, seeks the secrets and the sacred mysteries and sees transformation, as death and birth cycles that all life goes through.

 

I have a strong conviction that by arranging the keywords of the Part of Fortune, one will come up with the areas, the assets and liabilities that will determine whether we fulfill, increase or lose the promise of the financial conditions indicated.  With Aries and Pluto the energy and the power is ever present and continuingly moving into new directions.  The keyword is cultivating and harnessing the energy and force, were one is in control of it and not the other way around.  Balancing the force is the issue here, in order not to confuse the message you are receiving or conveying to others.  Taking the mysteries and the spiritual significance within and combing them with everyday issues into a workable system is on the agenda.  Balance, wisdom, feelings and emotions need to come into play when relating to others.  With Libra the importance is in sharing what one knows in what works for you, that are important and really matters.  The satisfaction is in the knowing you have something worthwhile to give and to share, and to a public that appreciates it and respects it.  It is taking the mystery out of the secrets and making it plain and simple that will be your key to success.  Seeking and fulfilling your destiny will be your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  In conclusion the Part of fortune definitely is the cause, and the effect is whatever our true self was hoping for.

“The Brilliance of Foresight is Reflected by the 17 Libra 23 Full Moon Apr 6 2012”

As the drab cool colors of the winter months begin to give way to the bright colors of spring, the 17 Libra 23 Full Pink Moon on April 6th 2012 at 12:19 pm PDT is reflecting the brilliance of foresight in our lives.  This month was called the Pink Full Moon in certain parts of the country because during the spring, the ground was covered with pink moss indicating that soon a rainbow full of colors and flowers will grace the landscape.  The brilliance is not in the ability to have a vision or a promise of what the future may be liken to, but the illumination that comes from the participation with the Universe to be the co-creator of what may lie ahead of us.  Knowing full well that what was begun will bring a result that is greater, fuller and more colorful then what was planted. 

In the use of foresight, it is not getting the vision right every time that is important, but in the understanding that practice makes perfect and that we are taking responsibility of our choices and decisions in life.   Pluto may bring the chaos, Jupiter the wisdom, Uranus the curiosity and Mars the momentum to recognize when insight happens; the forerunner of foresight begins its journey to become reality.  Mercury allowing us to comprehend and to communicate what we have experienced at the moment.   Perceptiveness and discernment brings a brilliance and illumination to that which seems drab, stressing that we should never judge a book or situation by what we think we hear or see.

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 18 degrees of Libra and for the Sun in 18 degrees of Aries is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Libra 18  Two men placed under arrest  This is a symbol of the maximum demand that may be made of any individual for self-consistency, and of the absoluteness of compulsions on human nature to provide a balance between inner and outer capacities.  Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the importance of the self’s responsibility to its own essential characteristics, not as a limitation arising from the role it plays in life but as the necessity that the potentials of value in any given situation be brought to some point of immediate and effective function.  The keyword is consequence.  When positive, the degree is a heightened challenge to every special talent, and when negative, total inappropriateness of impulse and act.

Aries 18  An empty hammock  This is a symbol of self-adequacy at its maximum potential for inner reorientation and outer readjustment, and of an utter absoluteness of non-compulsion on man as far as any essential conditioning on self-irrevocability is concerned.  Implicit in the symbol’s staticism is the poise or balance of personal reality between the extremes of pure impulse and act which in each man’s given case would limit the individual and deny his conscious existence.  The keyword is rumination.  When positive, the degree is a thoroughgoing integrity established by the inner reconciliation of outer in harmonies, and when negative, inability to comprehend the conflicts of life and a consistent effort to dodge them.

This speaks to us of the inevitable consequences of our decisions and actions and to the need to take responsibility for the course we have taken.  At the same time it is telling us that if we find ourselves restricted or confined to a situation, it is encouraging us to go within to seek out our potential to find and seek the hidden opportunities in which restrictions and confinements may inspire and create.  Before jumping into a decision that may bring repercussions and consequences we may not desire, we need to hesitate from any wild or impulsive actions and thoughts, to our inner recesses to meditate, to reflect and to ponder.  It is in this moment of tranquility, that the confidence of the inner divine spirit awakens the insight and intuition to do what they do best in our lives.  This moon phase is reminding us of the brilliance that foresight brings into our lives if we only use it to the fullest, which brings the richness of the colors that life has to offer, into reality.

“Methodical Persistence Creates Metamorphosis with the 3 Scorpio 2 New Moon on Oct 26th”

 

As the daylight becomes shorter and the dark of the night becomes longer, and the winds commence to blow with the weather getting colder, we are pressed by the subliminal to realize our need to revisit, reinvent, and reenergize our thinking.  As the winter begins to claim its share of the year, our instincts and intuition is telling our subconscious and our soul, that we need to store up, knowledge and information so we may arrange them into a logical sequence for use when the time is right.  As the ideas and thoughts are molded into our desires and are taken hold by our subconscious, only then will they blossom and materialize, creating mental magic.  With all new moons we are given a blank slate to begin new projects, and there is no exception with 3 Scorpio 2 New Moon on October 26 2011 at 12:55 pm PDT which is urging us that methodical persistence creates metamorphosis.

 

The New Moon is in opposition to Jupiter in Taurus, is trine toNeptunein Aquarius, is sextile to Pluto in Capricorn, and with Mars in Leo sextile to Saturn in Libra.  These aspects are asking us to question our understanding of our beliefs, morals, rules and regulations we stand for and defend as our own, in which we live by.  If there is any reasonable doubt our viewpoint is not just and fair to all, because our perceptions and our ability to see through the mist of illusions and delusions at this time may be hindered.  We must be flexible and be able to improvise a solution that can deliver what we believe and what we stand for.  We need to acquire the intensity and the methodical persistence to follow through what we started and believe in.  At this point in time, it is not important that we accomplish the fulfillment of our desires and the purpose of our sojourn, but the way and the how we try to bring it about, which is vital to our wellbeing.   

 

“The Sabian symbol for the 4th degree of Virgo is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

 

Scorpio 4  A youth holding a lighted candle  This is a symbol of a true contact with inner and transcendental realms of reality, and of the rewards to the spirit which come from a realization of the continuing ties between the least of individuality and universal life as such.  There are always evidences of higher meaning and immortal value in each moment’s detail of everyday living, and there is an enthusiasm which arises from an ever-clear vision to bring every possible sustainment to man in his outer and practical world.  The keyword is reliance.  When positive, the degree is an unquenchable and irresistible confidence in the goodness and integrity of all things, and when negative, a simple-minded impracticality if not a very unhealthy self-obsession.

This Sabian symbol emphasizes the need to come into this world with the innocence and the wonderment of a child and in having the wisdom, the respect and the understanding of the implications the candle represents and stands for.  This candle speaks to us of enlightenment, vision, inspiration, clarification, illumination, radiance and discernment in all matters.  Its light brings an awareness of the ultimate sacredness of all life, and the message, that the divine spirit flows through all life and matter.  This light in the dark represents discernment and searching for higher meanings and significances in every experience.  The candlelight points the way for others in the dark to see things more clearly and to lead the way out of darkness.  Even with knowledge and wisdom, unrelenting action is needed to reach the goals we set for ourselves and once there we will come to the realization, we have changed.  The transformation may be more dramatic then we may become conscious of.  To achieve our purpose and to bring about change, we need to follow the message of this Scorpio Moon, which urges us that methodical persistence creates metamorphosis.

“Empathy is the Best Policy Signals the 18 Aries 25 Full Moon on Oct 11th 2011”

As the summer months begin to fade and the chills of the winter winds begin to blow, the celebration of the Hunter’s Moon in which meat was gathered and prepared, that would sustain the community through the dark cold months ahead, begins.  This is commemorated and starts with the 18 Aries 25 Full Moon at 7:07 P.m. PDT on October 11th 2011.  The moon makes a grand trine to the North node and to Mars, with Jupiter in trine to Pluto, which is signaling into our unconsciousness that empathy is the best policy.  The night sky is directing us to gather in our thoughts and to prepare and be ready to take action when the time comes.  It is telling us, to allow our thoughts and convictions to sustain us during the coming months, and when our symbolic spring comes, to allow them to bloom. 

To observe and to maintain without interference, the gem of our ideas that they transform and reinvent themselves into situations and circumstances that will bring us the satisfaction and the happiness we are aiming for.  Empathy is the keyword at this time in which to have the understanding, the sympathy, the compassion for others, and the ability to visualize what it would be like, if one was in their shoes.  But, one of the most important deeds is to consider and to have empathy for ourselves too, when putting these attributes into action.  Not to be so critical about ourselves, and to live, to understand and to feel each moment of our life fully.  We must allow our higher intuition to make and to generate the right choices we personally need for success and joy.

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 19 degrees of Aries and for the Sun in 19 degrees of Libra is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Aries 19  The magic carpet  This is a symbol of the periodic expansion of man’s freedom of spirit and soul through his widely winging interest in potentialities far removed from his normal promise, dramatized here on the side of a vicarious or imaginative self-fulfillment.  There is in consequence a revelation of the mind’s infinite capacity for an overview of experience, or for a participation in the idealistic possibilities without any necessary self-involvement.  Human affairs become personal only to the precise extent desired.  The keyword is panorama.  When positive, the degree is full realization of the broad endowment which every man may make his own, and when negative, detachment from ordinary living and a scorn for the responsibilities.

Libra 19  A gang of robbers in hiding  This is a symbol of the periodic exercise of man’s freedom of spirit and soul in a complete if often unhappy deviation from his normal impulses or attitudes, dramatized here on the side of a practical or everyday self-fulfillment.  Emphasis is on every person’s disturbing capacity for antisocial or even self-perverted practices, or for self-involvement in potentials which may have imaginative but hardly intelligent sustainment in his consciousness.  The reversed symbolism reveals his need for initiative, and for a more challenging perspective.  The keyword is divergence.  When positive, the degree is alertness to every threat against a true individuality, and when negative, abnormal mistrust of everything worth while.

The important key in interpreting these aspects with the Sabian symbol is empathy.  With this attribute in action, the doors are open to give us the space we need, not to be critical or limit our freedom of choice.  When we are at peace and accept ourselves, it is like having a magic carpet symbolizing freedom, optimism, hope, aspiration and the ability to rise above any situation or tribulation.  At this point the accent is creative imagination with the advantage of being able to visualize and to maintain with a clear image of what we wish to accomplish.  This symbol also speaks about our innate freedom to choose the manner in which we will satisfy and complete our desires and wants.  As with any moon phase energies we wish to experience and use, we need to quiet all outer noise and commotion, and allow our intuition to pick up the message.  If we listen, this Full Moon is giving us the signal that “empathy is the best policy”.

“The Unknown is Safer Than the Known Stresses the 4 Libra New Moon on Sept 27th”

As the different seasons appear on the horizon I began to wonder if the message stressed by the 04 Libra 00 New Moon at 4:10 a.m. PDT on September 27th 2011 emphasizing that treading the unknown may be safer and more secure then following our usual course of action will be more then subtly felt globally, then I realize or expect.  Within about a week after the autumnal equinox in which we are beginning to look forward and to anticipate the harvest of what we have planted in the spring and to celebrate and to give thanks for the abundance manifested by our labors.  So too, we look forward to see the results of our thoughts, actions and ideas we have activated earlier in the year, and to see if they have met our expectations. 

This particular Moon is the fourth in the series of Super Moons in this coming year which indicates its’ closest distance from the earth and the importance its influence may have in our lives in the coming weeks.  This New Moon is in opposition to Uranus, and is also square to Pluto, giving us a dynamic duo which will be creating a push and pull effect with a heavy shaking of everything we hold dear to our hearts.  We need to be our own Judges and advisers to instigate decisions made, instead of seating on the fence.  Hoping that all will go well, and allowing others to do the work and thinking, is no longer acceptable.  The usual and the norm have gone by the way side, and we need to think beyond and above our comfort zone and begin to make some real choices that will benefit all of us in the future.

 “The Sabian symbol for the 4th degree of Libra is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Libra 4  A group around a campfire  This is a symbol of an initial or uncritical consummation of group experience, and of the totally unconditioned capacity of each individual to associate himself with his kind without exaction or inhibition.  Implicit here is the fact that any reality broader than a simple self-concern must have its origin in common functions where any responsibility becomes the expression of identity rather than of a divergence in interest.  The keyword is amiability.  When positive, the degree is special skill in building an everyday morale and in sustaining an effective structure for further and greater objectives in life, and when negative, a lazing away of opportunity and an idle dependence on others.

This sabian symbol speaks to us of the deep feeling of unity and oneness that are invoked by true bonding of fellowship.  Creating one mind and one thought of sharing with a common cause, symbolized by the gathering of kindred spirits around the campfire. This sense and feeling of fellowship in connection with enthusiasm and optimism creates illumination and accomplishment with a common purpose and gives the energy and determination to accomplish anything it puts its mind to.  The challenge here is to work together as one for the good and success of the community and to realize there is momentum and support as a unit.  The good of the whole is dependent on each one in participating and sharing in the activity.  By working and supporting the group, we not only benefit everyone, but each individual of the group is also greatly benefited, creating optimism and enthusiasm for further accomplishments and for individual growth. 

The aspects happening in the zodiac are causing everyone to feel the need of making changes, and by spiritually and mentally joining forces, we bring into our own lives, this optimism, enthusiasm and the momentum which instills in us to take steps into the unknown to achieve the unachievable.  As the momentum of change of direction grows and expands it gathers the impetus of knowledge and illumination with respect, trust, and the camaraderie to tread the unknown with courage and confidence.  This unseen energy and force is allowing us to realize that by uniting with others, either physically, mentally, or spiritually is giving us the fellowship, and bonding to bestow upon us the courage to step into the untried.  This New Moon is not only foretelling how we may have a better future, but demanding us to realize that at this time in our lives, following the unknown is safer than the known and more productive.

“To Move Or Not To Move Is The Horary Question Charted At The Precise Moment?”

I have been studying the art of horary for a while, but have always felt inadequate in the delineation or explanation of the chart in question.  I noticed that I would possibly come up with the right conclusion, but the steps I took to come to the final answer were vague and unprofessional in my opinion, which depended more on my intuition then facts.  This has made me hesitant in commenting to my egroups on any horary query in discussion, but as I continued my studies on traditional astrology, John Frawley and Morin, I realized by not having the basic aphorisms and dignities committed to memory, where the information can be readily brought to consciousness when needed, was my big mistake which gave me my insecurities.  The history of astrology has implied that astrologers first practiced the art of horary before the art of natal delineation, as it was difficult to determine the correct birth time of most common folks of the period.  In Horary a question is asked of the astrologer, and the birth time of the question gives birth to the answer.  The astrological time is determined when the astrologer understands the question given to him.  Today the answers appear to be more black and white, as in a yes or no, or to the location of a lost item, or which team is going to win?  In the time of William Lilly and Morin, the astrologers gave a more detail account of the situations and circumstances of the question at hand. 

In our complex world today I can understand why we want to go directly to the chase and outcome, rather then why the situation came up in the first place.  As an astrologer with the curiosity of the not so straight and narrow path of getting right to the answer, and realizing some answers are not as straight forward as they appear on the surface, I wanted to understand why the question needed to be asked in the first place.  In the last few years with the recession hitting the global community, the fears and frustrations have been hard and difficult to shrug off and to be replaced with more positive thoughts.  Even those who have not been hit with financial woes are not immune from the anxieties affecting others in our communities.  In this atmosphere I asked this question “Would it be wise to move toPortland,Oregon?”  The chart was drawn with the ascendant being in Libra, Venus in Gemini is the lord of the first house which represents me and is conjunct the south node and is about to come into a square with Saturn in Libra in the twelfth house, the lord of the fourth house, representing my home and the move.  I knew the answer was a little more complex then just a no, but I was not sure for what reasons.  This is when I decided to post the question to one of my horary groups, and I was told the answer was negative and that the situation had more to do with me, then the move.  I actually was overjoyed as I thought he was right on the spot, and I began to try to decipher how he came to this conclusion to help me better  understand why I asked the question. 

As I looked at Venus coming into the square with Saturn, I saw that I was represented by Venus which was in poor shape and condition in the ninth house of ideas, thoughts and movements.  As compared to Saturn who was happy in Libra and had its joy in the twelfth house was in a better situation, even though it was in a malefic house.  I began to realize that I was overwhelmed by all the negative thoughts surrounding the financial condition of the state and the city, and their struggles to get out of their situation, and was taking on their anxieties and fears as my own.  I asked myself, was I unhappy where I was living, or was it the apartment and not the location a problem?  I realized that the global situation represented by Saturn in the twelfth was influencing me in a way by emphasizing the negative and destructive thinking pattern.  Coming to terms with my own fears showed me how valuable it was in studying the art of horary in combinations with modern and traditional techniques to begin to understand where we are coming from and to where we are going.  This has given me the input and impetus to buckle down and memorize the basics of traditional horary astrology and to combine it with our modern methods to make astrology vital and alive in the twenty first century as it was in ages past.    

 

“The 22 Capricorn 27 Full Moon on July 14th 2011 Nudges Us To Be or Not To Be”

As we move away from the three eclipses in a row which have been trying to give us a clue to life’s mysteries and to help us to understand, to redirect, to reaffirm our itinerary and to be open to what really matters.  The next phase begins as the Full Moon at 22 Capricorn 27 starting at 11:40 pm PDT on July 14th – 15th which culminates in nudging us to answer the call “to be or not to be, that is the question?”  After several months of some of the planets forming a stellium, the Universe that has pushed, pulled, reshape and has tried to redirect our goals and wishes, is giving us an ultimatum with Saturn in Libra trine Mars in Gemini, square Venus in Cancer, that changes are needed.  For those who have not made an effort for change, the Universe is now forcing our hand to take action that we need to do something before it becomes too late to make a difference.  It is becoming who we are and what we really want to do in life that is the urgent agenda being amplified at the moment.  When all the doubts and fears are laid aside and what and whom we need to be, comes to the forefront, then and only then do we have the ability and confidence to work through any trials and tribulations our previous actions and thoughts have created for us.

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 23 degrees of Capricorn and for the Sun in 23 degrees of Cancer is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Capricorn 23  Two awards for bravery in war  This is a symbol of man’s resourcefulness in developing new areas of experience on the practical side, and of his genius for dramatizing  the fruits of an everyday aliveness and thereby stimulating a broadened self-expenditure.  The continual effort of an idealistic leadership to hold social and political gains demands an exaltation of personal vision and character, and in understanding of his fellows.  The goal of living becomes a preservation of values.  The keyword is recognition.  When positive, the degree is the social stewardship which demands a continual self-dedication, and when negative, strutting self –exploitation.

Cancer 23  Meeting of a literary society  This is a symbol of man’s resourcefulness in developing new areas of experience on the imaginative side, and of his genius for widening his interests and stimulating everybody to broader ideals and more rewarding goals in everyday living.  The continual re-examination of a general intellectual and aesthetic inheritance becomes a heightening of personal identity, and the individual achieves a very genuine estimation of his fellows.  The keyword is criticism.  When positive, the degree is accomplishment through an exacting appreciation of common effort and a rigorous revaluation of private acts and attitudes, and when negative, a substitution of idle discussion for actual participation in reality.

As we continue our incarnation in this life, we need to recognize and understand that our sojourn in this world is like entering a battle field full of explosive mines which we need to navigate with wisdom and intuition to avoid any mishaps or injuries.  Our rewards and honors comes from the fact that we realize that some of the frustrations, problems, obstructions, and obstacles in life where of our own making.  Life’s problem has been placed in front of our path for our growth and development and should not be taken for granted, but be appreciated for the experience and awareness it instills in each of us.  That troubles and frustrations created by our own stupidity and misunderstanding may be easily changed to be a help, instead of a hindrance.  Another reward one obtains from living is the ability to learn from one’s mistakes which turns into knowledge, which then cooperates with wisdom and intuition to create the life we are looking and hoping for.  The moment we take charge of our life and become what and who we want to be, the magic of creating and working with our life in a inspired uplifting manner will be manifested into reality.  If one still hasn’t discovered oneself yet, this Full Moon is nudging us to answer the call “to be or not to be?”

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