Tuesday, July 01, 2008
New Moon July 2nd and Kwan Yin's return
Each lunation in 2008 has it's own unique galactic and spiritual flavor and tommorow's new moon in mothering sign Cancer at 10:19 PM is no exception. Today's Mars ingress into another feminine sign: Virgo (related to ISIS) brings us face to face with our own health and ideas of true service upon this planet. Even the Mayan calendar has the Galactic Tone 9 (patience) in the sign MANIK or Deer. The spirit of the deer with is about sacrifice and upholding the pillars of the four directions relates well to the protection offered by mother goddess. The primary symbol for this watery lunation is Kwan Yin. the merciful. Kwan Yin means “She who hears the cries of sentient beings." Kwan Yin, as also known as "Guanyin", had vowed to never rest until she had freed all sentient beings from samsara (cycle of reincarnation or rebirth in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and other related religions). Other forms of this healing goddess include, Tibetan Tara, African Yemaya and the South-American Virgén de Guadalupe. All of these incarnations offer unconditional love and assistance in this world: blessings of children, health, and long life including rescuing people from drowning, lightning, and poverty
If there ever was a time when we needed the spirit of Kwan Yin upon this planet it is the Cancer lunation on July 2nd. The New Moon in Cancer this year claims spiritual marks of destiny per the chart set for Washington, DC @ 10:19 PM. The asteroid Nemesis is conjunct the N Node near Chiron and opposed S Node (Karma) representing the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris. Bellatrix a fixed star in the constellation Orion, is the Heliacal rising star speaks of success born of struggle when we have to face our demons. Regulus and Mars are together rising in paran, linked to violence and destructiveness where one can gain great success but if they stoop to revenge, face a swift fall from grace. Nemesis may target some like the Neo-cons, who have bankrupted us with an illegal war that exhibits this form of overwhelming pride, self-confidence and arrogance. GWB one of the world's most famous Cancers has his solar return on July 6th (so does the Dali Lama born a few years earlier). Bush has transiting Mercury-Uranus SQ across his N Node-Uranus conjunction in Gemini in the natal 11th. This conflict not only deals with 11 house issues like community associations and special interest groups but the legislature, Congress and the Senate.
Aquarius is rising @ 12 degrees is Quincunx the Sun-Moon in Cancer indicating that some big time adjustments are coming. Uranus, modern ruler of Aquarius in the 2nd house of the economy includes supply and demand, the manner in which food and other resources are produced. is applying to a SQ with Mercury in the 4th. We should expect some bad news in the area of real estate and agriculture. Already the amount of foreclosures is creating a glut of houses on the market. In a report by the Case-Shiller home price index on June 24th: Home prices across 20 major U.S. cities have dropped a record 15.3% in the past year and are now back to where they were in the summer of 2004. The N Node, Chiron and Neptune are all together posited in the first house representing the image of the nation and outer persona of it's people. This represents people thirsting for progressive, future oriented change that won't stomp on their history of freedoms. The Sabian Symbol for 12 degrees Cancer Sun-Moon: "A Chinese woman nursing a baby with a message" Per Dr. Marc Edmund Jones (Sabian Symbols page 250). This symbol tells of a message to humanity filled with empathy and intuition. Alice Bailey, astrologer and writer of Esoteric Astrology had Mercury in this degree and did offer spiritual insights for the future. Vesta, the asteroid that rules devotion and commitment to service, along with sexuality, enters Taurus right before this lunation. In Taurus, Vesta brings a persistent focused effort which can bind together social groups. Kwan Yin, who was concentrated in her devotion, will be of tremendous help. Whether our challenges involve tragic events dealing with violent weather, earthquakes or other situations of overt aggression (7th) she will offer solace. Notice that this Mars has recently moved into Virgo for a dangerous meeting with Saturn exact on July 10th. Again worries of another a war with Iran are surfacing, perhaps via a militant incursion by Israel.
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 9:38 PM