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With Buddha's Help Escaping the Jaws of Cetus
This is already shaping up to be a wild and crazy Full Moon in Scorpio as multiple
elements are working together for this lunation to pop over the next few days.
Already on May 7th the irrationally exuberant stock market which has bee going up no matter what the news is reflecting the ongoing Jupiter-Neptune conjucntion, hit the skids.
Bad old Saturn demanding his Karmic due (stationing direct on May 16th) triggered headlines like "Stocks are finishing lower after weak demand at a Treasury bond auction touched off worries about the government's ability to raise funds to fight the recession."
Then with the Bank Stress tests (Saturn)and the fact that GM is toast and this venerated auto giant is to be ousted from the Dow Jones industrial average.
Scorpio/Taurus axis is beginning to come on strong as is the 2nd and 8th house axis where many surprises regarding values/currency, debt and inflation are about to ramp up.
From Bloomberg: Consumer Credit Drops by Record Amid Job, Bank Losses
Today’s report reflected this axis as a campaign by both consumers and financial companies want to strengthen their books in the aftermath of the bursting of the credit bubble.
The Wesak DC Chart
Moon in the most visible 10th house and Sun in usually stable Taurus in the 4th.
In this chart set for the Deep reaches of Mordor (District of Columbia) where the 4th House represents the usual states of enterprise - agriculture, farming, crops, land, houses, real estate, mines, coal pits, minerals, quarries, the weather, the opposition party in government. expect that that the opposition party will be strong whether we talk about tea baggers or vocal republicans crying out in aggressive fashion with both Venus ruler and Mars intercepted in Aries marking the 3 House.
Starting where I usually end, we find some both dangerous and difficult stars.
The three later stars are are rising close to the angles of this chart
Plus when we look at the chart below we see that Pluto had just crossed the ascendant less then a half an hour ago. The Aquarian stellium which plays a major part in this full
moon had transited the 2nd house of finances - a time for more unexpected changes ahead.
The ruler of the Capricorn ascendant is Saturn found in the 8th house of debt and death along with losses, international finance, multi-national corporations and social security.
This is the house of financial relations with other nations or groups, multinational or transnational corporations This house also rules the death rate, suicides, state funerals, interest rates, pensions and social security and advisors to the heads of state.
Difficult Fixed Stars for Full Moon
Before we look at the elephant in the room, we will touch on some of the Fixed Stars over DC. Menkar is the Sea Monster or Whale and considering that the fixed star Menkar also represents the Swine Flu hysteria/hoax all rolled up in one? The unfortunate Menkar from Cetus represents: Disease, throat trouble, disgrace, ruin, injury from beasts,
Glancing at the Heliacal Rising and Setting stars for DC - we see Al Rescha rising with the Sun. Alrisha (now at Aries 29 degrees 28 minutes longitude), is positioned on the knot in the cord that joins the two fishes, and Zuben Elgenubi setting before Sunrise and found in the Constellation Libra . .
Al Rescha or Alrisha is fortunate and has a unifying influence with groups.
Zuben Elgenubi which the ancients deemed unfortunate even to the point of assigning Loss, theft, betrayal, abuse, poisoning, drowning. Actually Zuben Elgenubi is really about social reform without the need for personal gain and balancing in legislation, court cases Maine just joined other states to legalize gay marriage.
Other stars we need to note for the moment 12:0 1 AM (Midnight) for DC include Facies rising with the Ascendant another known malefic which represents the eyes, sharp shooter, the soldier, athlete, or the aggressor.
Also Thuban both fortunate but a minor star in the constellation Draco signifying Prospectors of gold and silver or those who are ministers of money also dealing with gathering or hoarding wealth. The elite whether you call them Illuminati or NWO controllers will try their best to keep the sinking ship away from Menkar.
Menkar and H1N1
Perhaps the massive Sea Monster, Cetus best captures the backdrop of this coming event.
Menkar, the Alpha star in the open jaw of the Whale, or Sea Monster or Constellation Cetus. According to Ptolemy this constellation is like Saturn. It is said to cause "laziness and idleness," but to confer an emotional and charitable nature, with the ability to command, especially in war. Makes one amiable, prudent, happy by sea and land, and helps to recover lost goods. [Robson*, p.38.]
So we have Menkar as the Sun is Culminating orb 00 mins 20 secs -
Great success or great loss; to be a pawn in the winds of change - Arising and lying hidden
Culminating with the Sun: Great trouble, sickness, throat ailments, legacies and inheritances attended by much evil, loss of money, failure of crops. [Robson*, p.176.]
Culminating with With Jupiter: Deceitful, dishonest, wandering life, imprisonment, banishment, or judicial sentence. [Robson*, p.176.]
Menkar as Jupiter is Setting orb 00 mins 39 secs -
Feast or famine, the fickleness of life - Arising and lying hidden
With Jupiter: Deceitful, dishonest, wandering life, imprisonment, banishment, or judicial sentence. [Robson*, p.176.]
Part Two - Sacred Wesak
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.
Preparations for this upcoming Full Moon in May 2209 or better known as the Wesak moon started for me today while the current Libra Moon ins applying to a balanced spiritual trine with Neptune @ 3:01 AM (May7th) when the VOC period starts. So Neptune is not only carrying the collective light of Aquarius with reception to Uranus in compassionate Pisces. The Moon's Sabian for 18 SCorpio 40 May 8th @ 9:01 PM is: "A Parrot listening then talking." The Moon sits in the public house of the 10th where the need for public recognition is strong. Of course in a mundane chart, the 10th house corresponds to the sovereign leader, the president, prime minister or CEO. 10th rules the government, the leadership or ruling class. In a nation's chart it rules the national reputation and prestige, world opinion, the party in power, the chief executive. Obama and the Democrats will be on center stage May 9th especially the the Lunar transits moving rapidly in the morning before Moon turned VOC - the action is hot and heavy. Moon square Jupiter @ 9:04 to lead the way for the upcoming Sun square Jupiter as politicians, talking heads, rednecks and fox news junkies are involved in moral and legal debate. Then with building excitement even a bit manic, the darker Moon trines for the unexpected meeting with Uranus also in a water sign, this time Pisces
Finally @ 11:49 AM Moon squares Neptune as deceptions are exposed even more while denial is a way of life in the mainstream opinion.
Wesak/Vesak is the most holy time in the Buddhist calendar and it was named the second month in the Hindu calendar, Vaisakha. This is always a special time and sacred time for not just Buddhists but for all of us. This year the two rulers of the lights
- the Sun in Taurus - Scorpio Full Moon both Venus and Mars are in Aries to start a new cycle. make it even more auspicious. For many, Vesak is also synonmymous with Buddha's birthday and for some the most powerful Full Moon of the year. Every year the Moon plays a major role since the Sun's transit through Taurus exalts the Moon and Taurus is ruled by Venus, the spiritual ruler of Earth and identified with Mary, the World Mother.
The Wesak Festival covers a period of of five days ... the two days preceding, the day of the full moon, and the two following days. Remember, at this time more than any other through meditation and the direction of energy, those of goodwill can cooperate more effectively with the Spiritual Hierarchy in the evolution
The celestial dispensation continues for three days following the day of the Full Moon. Calm and balance, deep breathing, meditation, yoga, rhythmic music and dancing help for receiving the blessings of heaven.