Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Pt. One: Mars-Venus Leads the Way Across the New Moon Bridge
These two days leading up to April 24th and 25th Taurus lunation are filled with action as Mars and Venus finally changes signs from Pisces (refuse or storehouse of the zodiac)
into the new and adolescent sign of Aries.
Starting April 22nd with a Moon occultation of Venus then the Mars ingress a more aggressive, cardinal pace takes over for the subterfuge and hidden recess of oceanic Pisces. Here we have Mars-Venus translating the light from all those Piscean meetings when the high seas were filled with drama. We won't miss the almost daily murder suicide
pact or lone killer thrashing out with the sudden fury of Mars near Uranus or opposing Saturn.
The New Moon itself @ 5 degrees 03 minutes Taurus has a beautiful Sabian: "A bridge being built across a gorge."
This poetic and balanced image tells of proactive ways to literally bridge the chasm that separates so much of huminity struggling to emerge from 5, 125 year Mayan cycle or the 10, 700 year journey from the age of Leo to the coming age of Aquarius.
Things have not been easy even since the last lunation in Aries (March 27th) with both Venus and Pluto stationing retrograde then Venus finally moved forward on Friday. In the meantime Mars has been the trigger with an exact conjuncton to Uranus on April 15th.
The chart below is set for Greenwhich Time @ 3:22 AM with 15 Pisces rising and opposing
Saturn ready to station direct on May 15th in the house of open enemies and also partnerships (7th) The ruler of the Ascendant is Jupiter now moving toward a spiritual confluence with Neptune the modern ruler of Pisces on May 27th.
Despite certain fated or even foreboding aspects about tomorrow's New Moon for the UK setting the rising @ 15 Pisces 16 - In a quiet moment, the inspiration flows.
This ties into Juno in Pisces in the 12th for a karmic, mystical relationship where just an hour before Juno was joining Neptune-Chiron-Jupiter in Aquarius as they crossed the Ascendant adding surpirise, shocking actions and an innovative viewpoint to this chart.
Having Sun-Moon in it's natural 2nd house speaks of singers like Susan Boyle (who wowed the "Idolized" crowd around the world with her voice - Taurus rules the throat.
Let's take a quick look at some of the fixed stars.
HELIACAL RISING STAR is Deneb Algedi the Lawgiver who is constantly seeking the legal, physical or metaphyical laws that govern the world
The HELIACAL SETTING STAR is Regulus the heart (cor leonis) of the constellation Leo, known as the leader of the Four Royal Stars of the ancient Persian monarchy, the Four Guardians of Heaven and Watcher of the East. Even though Regulus is setting there is a certain distinction, honer and obvioius reference to high office (Obama or another leader)
"If the star of the great lion is gloomy the heart of the people will not rejoice."
Other stars to note include the malefic Antares (heart of the Scorpion) on the Nadir with Saturn is Rising orb 00 mins 21 secs -
Black versus white, a life full of the struggle with polarities...
So here we have another one of the four Royal Stars of Persia and the Watcher of the West.
according to Robson: With Saturn: Materialistic, dishonest through circumstances created by environment, religious hypocrisy, many disappointments, loss through quarrels and legal affairs...
Note that another baneful star is adding to this lunation:
Culminating with the Moon rising is Facies from the Constellation of the Archer Known to create heavy emotional experiences steeped in violence or turmoil
Much blamed for accidents and broken limbs and so on. The Latin name is from the verb Facere, to make or do something, and it is often said to portend accidents due to the victim's own careless actions. Naturally, there is a positive side to Facies, it symbolizes well that kind of Sagittarian who goes out to climb mountains, race cars, enter the ski-jump team or the Grand National steeplechase, making it right to the top and no doubt breaking a few bones along the way.
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 10:46 PM