January 11, 2013 A New Moon in disciplined but serious Capricorn (exact 11:44 AM Pacific Time) when persistence and resilence are featured. A tip off to this new cycle which initiates today is the Sabian Symbol for 22 degrees Capricorn where the Sun-Moon meet: "A general accepting defeat gracefully." A time of surrender and acceptance to the orders of the day when many have to admit that things aren't working with US. Empire.
White House weighing full withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 Some of the issues involving surrender will be admiting the diminishing resources here on the planet and that capitalism is a dying system. Since Capricorn can be the grumbler/critic who demands accountability
and Capricorn is a sign dealing with business, we will need to look deeper at ongoing debt. (Saturn in Scorpio) and financial failures
this serious Capricorn Moon is a time of warnings. Yes the goatfish can be a sign of over worry and burdens but their is a deeper occult side and with Sun-Moon-Mercury-Pluto-Venus-Juno we should heed some of nature's warings! I am specifically speaking of two recent events off the coast of Dana Point in Southern California on Satuday and Sunday when:
1,000 Dolphins Stampeded In Extremely Rare Phenomenon
Below is a chart set for today's New Moon over Dana Point with Aries rising like in San Francisco. The ascendant is at critical, karmic 29 degrees it should be noted being close to Taurus. (In Seattle the Moon is at even more critical 0 degrees Taurus)
In fact speaking of precursors of great quakes and warnings, NBC Los Angeles just published this article today - Single Super Quake Could Affect Both Northern, Southern California: Study
The ruler of this So. Calif. chart is Mars in the sign of the sudden and unexpected Aquarius
Mars is intercepted at the top the chart where the Sun-Moon in Capricorn square the ascendant.
What is up with this super flu? Since Mars enters Pisces in February. Just when you thought it was safe to go out and play in the streets, a paranoid Capricorn Moon and a stellium of big daddy planets warns. This warning has morphed into a growing panic since another player in this drama, Jupiter the symbol of expansion/exaggeration is in over-communicative Gemini and closely square Chiron (wounds)-Hygeia (relates to health) and of course Neptune (crazy illusions) are all in Pisces relating to illness, influenza, hospitals and institutions.
Flu picks up steam across the U.S.since 41 states have widespread influenza activity
Looking ahead into February when Mars enters Pisces, we may even see a full-blown pandemic as unrestrained Mars in a more sensitive, mysterious Pisces will meet Neptune-Chiron and make difficult 90 degree angles to Jupiter in mutable Gemini when we will revisit the H1N1 scare but with a possibly weaponized flu! One thing is for sure alcohol and drugs especially those coming from Big Pharma will play a part in February's "mummer" soap opera. along with the big question: Now that states have started legalizing recreational marijuana, will the president continue the government’s war on weed?
Jan. 11th: Review - So with Saturn, planet of control and ambition in passionate Scorpio, the forces of anarchy (Mars in Aquarius) were again held off...
Even CNN's pontifical mouthpiece and noble darling from the land of Royal bloodlines got a reprieve - Yes Piers Morgan, won't be deported
Bottom line Forget the phony-ass Piers-AJ confrontation.
Mars in the sign of humanitarian struggle has even more important causes than the right to bear arms. That being championing the oppression of Native Peoples and protecting Mother Earth. not just in Canada but all of the Western Hemisphere. Idle No More: Indigenous Uprising Sweeps North America
As an astrologer, I forsee this movement riding an emotional tsunami and with Mars entering Pisces, the spiritual warrior
square Jupiter in social media Gemini, this movement along with the "dancing, drum circles" and flash mobs will be big.
Helped by Jupiter/Vesta and Ceres in Gemini,
the movement (Mars) of building a sustainable food system
gets a communications boost.
which relates directly to Food Democracy, activism and even the Cap. New Moon : Farmers vs. Monsanto
and like all earth signs, Capricorn relates to farming.
As I have been trumpeting:2013 will be a much more realistic year then 2012, All the hoaxes and disinformation aside
there is an actual awakening happening in January. After we saw the truth warrior, Mars in Aquarius square the Dark Magician of Secrets on January 7th. revelations came tumbling down faster than expected for some people who are protecting Geo-Engineering. Global Weather Modification Assault Causing Climate Chaos And Environmental Catastrophe Please consider that asteroid Juno (now in Capricorn) not only deals with all kinds of relationships but also rules our atmosphere and meteorological landscape
and is square Uranus, the planet of sudden outbursts for freedom. January has turned one of the most "austere" and "brutally cold" month in the Northern Hemisphere this trend will continue thru the month. In fact for this icy Capricorn New Moon Winter Storm Gandolf to Bring Cold, Snowy Blast to the West and Plains Or in Southern California where: Snow on Grapevine: CHP escorting traffic on southbound Interstate 5 Also in diverse/unusual places like Bangladesh and India where temperatures of 3 degrees Celsius have been recorded. Record cold kills 80 in Bangladesh
And deeper into the Southern Hemisphere like Australia,
it is dangerously HOT with record temps.
as Mars in unpredictable Aquarius squares Saturn in Scorpio.
Where Wildfires Scorch Australia As Temperatures Reach Record Highs
Other factors not originating on earth are accounting for climate change verified by new report issued by the National Research Council, "The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate," The Sun and Mercury meet in an inferior conjunction on January 18th: as you know conjunctions are a time when two astronomical objects have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptical longitude. With Sun-Mercury in Capricorn, this not only is a time of big news coming from leaders but when there will be a focus on our own bright, active Sun.
Also Per Spaceweather.com NOAA forecasters have upped the odds of an M-class solar flare today to 50%. The likely source would be big double-sunspot AR1654. At the moment, the active region is crackling with lesser C-flares, such as this one recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory during the late hours of Jan. 10th:
Per this website: AR1654 is a monster ready to explode
Thursday January 11th. A Capricorn New Moon what could be more cosy? Maybe an iceberg. But this is a time of not just extremely cold weather but new disciplines and novel look at time itself (Cairos). The Moon made determined entrance into a more organized, patriarchal Capricorn yesterday Jan. 10th. @ 12:54 AM. Be aware that this limiting Cap. Moon joins the Sun tomorrow early @ 2:21 AM PST for a somewhat conservative but slightly scary New MOON. All these planetary changes put focus on the tribe or family represented by the goat. Many consider Capricorn to be the most responsible and sometimes the most withdrawn or hermit like of all the 12 tribes
This tribe of players is comprised of the Ascetics, Managers, Conservatives, Politicos, the Dependable Workers. The sign Capricorn is represented by the Seagoat or Mountain Goat and is a feminine sign with characteristics of being cold and dry. The word Capricorn comes from the Latin word caper meaning 'goat'. Latin caper comes from (according to the American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots) the Indo-European root *kap-ro- 'He-goat, buck'. Derivatives: cabriolet (a two-wheeled, one-horse carriage, French cabriole, 'leap of a goat, caper'). The Sea-Goat expresses the more esoteric nature of Capricorn. Per Manilius in referring to this sea-goat tail part of the figure says: "The last part of Capricorn, which consists of the sting at the end of its tail,prescribes for its children service upon the seas and the handling of ships, a hardy calling and one which is ever close to death." Thus the connection to the word captain or master of the high seas with Capricorn. Now we see how those two crashes one in San Francisco with the Overseas Reymar The other in New York where 57 people reportedly injured after ferry crashes into New York pier The sign Capricorn is steeped in history and tradition and colors much of our collective conscious. First of all there are two goats:the climbing mountain goat and the sea goat. On Yom Kippur, the festival of the Day of Atonement, two goats were chosen and lots were drawn for them.One goat was sacrificed and the other allowed to escape into the wilderness. Speaking of "scapegoats'" lets go to recent news about the ongoing Libor Scandal and other financial scandals which relate directly to Pluto in Capricorn sextile Saturn in Scorpio. Not to mention all the transits of inner planets like Venus recently entering Capriorn which will conjunct Pluto on Jan. 16th. On this lunation we are seeing the real fallout from the bailout
Matt Taibbi & William Black on Bailout Secrets & How New Foreclosure Deal Spares Banks from Justice Back to Capricorn and the Days of Atonement involving the two goats The second goat who escapes is symbolically carrying with it the sins of the community.
Obviously this is where the word 'scapegoat' has its origin. When used as a metaphor, a scapegoat is someone selected to bear blame for a calamity.
Capricorn as the 'Gate of the Gods' where one 'escapes' this life on earth.
According to Chaldaean legend and Platonist philosophy, Cancer was the 'Gate of Men' through which souls descended from heaven into human bodies, or into creation. Whereas Capricorn, represented the 'Gate of the Gods' where souls of the departed ascended back to heaven. Back to the the natives of the Capricorn tribe, who represents the clear, concise evaluator and the most practical even to a fault compared to any of the 12 other constellations since he is able to concentrate even to being closed to newer innovations. Capricorn is known as one of the paragons of humilty and maybe , David Brooks (born Aug. 11, 1961) a strong Leo
should think twice about Teaching Humility at Yale Capricorn unlike neighboring fire sign Sagittarius, tends to be too serious and even mistrustful of the novel or revolutionary. To say that Capricorn is highly controlling is an understatement! Capricorn is part of the Cardinal Triplicity stemming from the Latin word Latin word "cardinalis," with the meaning of principal or pivotal.
these are the self-appointed leaders who forge ahead with plans in a restless fashion. Expect the other Cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer and Libra to be focus and with today's transits. Time to embrace the humble yet ambitious Capricorn and his stars