January has been anything but quiet as we start the dreaded year 2012. Fires were burning out of control in Hollywood, birds dropping out of the sky in Beebe Arkansas again and a major psychological operations (PSYOP) centered around Mt. Rainer and crazed Iraq war vet to induce behavior involving gun control or fear of the wilderness? Fear of the wolf or the outsider?
So depending on time zones in the USA, you may experience the next Full Moon on either @ 11:30 PM PST on Jan. 8th or @ 2:30 AM EST on January 9th.
Commonly known as the Wolf Moon by Native American Indians like the the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. Traditionally a cold winter season when the wolves roamed hungrily outside the villages. There is a stark, coldness to the coming austerity programs the governments of the world feel forced to carry out.
For those Hawking fans on Jan. 8, 2012: English theoretical physicist Stephen W. Hawking turns 70. Hawking widely considered a genius, has powerful Mercury (in Capricorn) aspects including a close acerbic square to his natal Mars in Aries and an opposition to Pluto.
Regarding Hawking and this Full Moon, there is even a prominent Mercury aspect on this Full Moon - Mercury in early Capricorn is in an exact square to Uranus @ 3:24 PM PST adding a whole new dimension to eccentricity. Mercury-Uranus is also about progressive thinking and accelerated thought. Since Mercury is the weather planet and any aspect to Uranus can mean a sudden change in atmospheric conditions expect some crazy storms even a blizzard or two.
The Full Moon set for Washington DC has Scorpio rising put even more emphasis on ancient ruler of the chart Mars. Mars is in the collective 11th house still in orb of an opposition to Ceres. Mars-Ceres in difficult aspect speaks of the need to break away from dominance and oppression. Since Mars is ready to station and move retrograde, those powerfully vital and aggressive energies will get into a darker less conforming and frustrated place.
Fixed Stars for the Wolf Moon
First of all and continuing with the theme of Mars, the warrior is that Mars @ 21 virgo 49 is conjunct Denebola by degree. Denebola, the tail of the constellation Leo represents going against the mainstream of society.
Facies and Pluto @ 7 Capricorn 47 are conjunct by degree or longitude, Facies (a nebula), the eye of the Sagittarian archer represents a lethal and dangerous symbolism. Near Pluto is about an intense change and transformation accompanying a ruthless attitude.
The Heliacal Rising Star is Acumen which continues on the Mars-Pluto theme since Acumen is an open cluster of stars above the sting of the Scorpion. Acumen reflects the idea of suffering at the hands of others; while being subjected to rumours.
According to Robson: "Acumen has the nature of Mars and the Moon. It effects the eyesight and causes blindness of one or both eyes, if in conjunction with an afflicted luminary or in conjunction with a malefic that afflicts the luminaries. The opposition seems to be equally important."
The Heliacal Setting Star is Mirfak a star on the right side o Perseus, the slayer of Medusa.
Mirfak is also the young warrior with the upraised sword mirroring his hunting ability.
In cosmic alignment this video from tonight's Iowa Caucus of US Soldier who Tells Of Why He Supports Ron Paul's Foreign Policy connects us to the Mars-Ceres opposition and Denebola-Mars conjunction.
Mirfak represents an eager involvement and pursuit of the critical events of one's life.
in fact as the Heliacal Setting star there is a decidedly reckless quality which can also verge on misuse of authority.
Mirfak is also known to be associated with extreme or unusual weather which relates to the Mercury-Uranus square. Yes Perseus and Mirfak are said to be indicative of events effecting large numbers of people, especially those events caused by major meteorological phenomena. When prominent in a natal chart it is said to denote adventurous individuals, but also those who are less than honest in their dealings with others.