Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Full Moon Serenade of Comets, Catastrophes and Wonders


The Full Moon in November was known by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior as the Full Fox or Full Beaver Moon because it was the time to set traps, before the waters froze over, making it impossible. This Moon was also called the Full Frost Moon. Tomorrow's Full Moon occurs in Taurus @ 25 degrees 26 minutes is a culmination to some of extent of the forces conjured up on the last New Moon Hybrid Eclipse in Scorpio on November 3rd. when many secrets come out of the darkness. Looking at the Sabian Symbol for 26 degrees Taurus: "A Spaniard serenading his Senorita." this image evokes scenes of a man strumming a guitar and signing and reciting love poetry in order to sway and influence his chosen soul mate into falling in love. Of course there are deeper meanings here like having our voices heard when speaking from the heart amid resistance. This symbol speaks to the idea of whether we should believe the messages thrown out at us or those tales and lies spun from a place of insincerity.

Astrologically It has been a wild two weeks with Massive Super Typhoon Haiyan bringing scenes of destruction and an ever increasing death toll to the Philippines. The Sun has been active continuing erupting with X-Class flares like the X-3 on November 5th. which came from monster sunspot AR189. Thrown into the mix resonating with the Grand Earth Trine was even another house swallowed up by a sinkhole in Florida on Thursday, November 14th. Not to be outdone Comet ISON is being seen by the naked eye and is now fully 10 times brighter than it was only three days ago before the outburst on November 14th. Comets have always been considered omens of events to come."Until the sixteenth century, comets were usually considered bad omens of deaths of kings or noble men, or coming catastrophes, or even interpreted as attacks by heavenly beings against terrestrial inhabitants." NOW on this Full Moon, with Comets Lovejoy, Encke and Linear X1 all wandering in our solar system, there could be multiple omens and strange activity. Scorpio is a sign that is always immersed in some kind of mystery and with Mercury conjunct the N. Node of destiny, heading toward another meeting with Saturn (Nov. 25th. ) and the Sun @ 26 degrees Scorpio, we are in enigmatic and inexplicable times. The Sabian Symbol for 26 degrees Scorpio: "Indians making camp in new territory." which relates to having to acclimatize to new surroundings amid a certain unease. There is also a sense of excitement dredging up the pioneering spirit. Right in synch with this perplexing experience, even scientists are in a quandary as to what Comet 2012

We are now firmly vibrating on the axis of symbolized by Horned Cow or Bull's Head and the Death Sting of the Scorpion on the other. The desire body is strong for this lunation as we traverse the cosmic principles of the 2nd Archetype per attachment or possession per indulgence and even decadence on one side of the zodiac. On the other side known the principle of transformation with the need for regeneration and renewal via sexuality.
Venus ruler of this amazing Full Moon is still Out of Bounds (OOB) via declination and separating from a conjunction with Pluto adding to the power of erotic love.  Venus in this extreme transit OOB favors super strong women who are leading many of the movements toward radical shifts in our culture since Venus is applying to a trine with Mars.  Once such radical shift happened in Spain where Topless women disrupt anti-abortion rally in in downtown Madrid. Venus is also sextile Saturn in the sign of taboo breaking, Scorpio and can mean that in business settlements are reached along with solutions to problems that will emerge suddenly. 

Unless we forget we are in a time when upheaval and collapse bring new ideas, events and even new lands appearing in the oceans. Once again on this fixed, earthy Full Moon,  seismic acitivy will be off the charts like the ongoing quakes near the Continental Shelf in the Scotia Sea

Spica, Mirach, Algol and other Fixed Stars.
Comet ISON will be near fixed star Spica found in Virgo around the Full Moon. Spica refers to a special gift or talent which will be highlighted at this time. In DC. the Heliacal Setting Star is Mirach found in the constellation Andromeda. At both DC and San Francisco, the Heliacal Rising Stars are Spica some 152 minutes before sunrise. Wanting to use one's talents for the greatest possible good. In DC. the Heliacal Setting Star is Mirach found in the constellation Andromeda. Mirach is the principle of receptivity and feminine power. With Mirach, diplomacy can get you everywhere as in  using rapport and consensus as a personal life philosophy. Sunday's Full Moon in Taurus falls near the demon star, Algol whether we are on the West Coast or in Washington, DC. Legend tells of how brave Perseus killed the sea monster, Cetus by turning it to stone with the Medusa's Head (Algol) Yes Algol, the demon head is near the Full Frosty or Beaver Moon per native American Indians. The fixed star Algol was named Tseih She by the Chinese which translated to Piled-up corpses. According to the national disaster agency the Philippines, the death count from Typhoon Haiyan is overwhelming and has been raised to 3,633.
Some of the influences of the constellation Perseus where Algol is found per Noonan:
"This constellation is 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." 

On the West Coast, the stars found on the immediate angles are appear more aligned with the power of this Full Moon. First Rigel found in the in the left foot of the Hunter - Orion which is setting at the Descendant and known to want to enforce structure to groups, which can lead to a righteous and overbearing attitude.  We also have Ras Alhague on the head of the Snake Charmer, Ophiuchus - Rising at the Ascendant.  Ophiuchus adds to the theme of this Year of the Water Serpent and to direct healing. This star is also said to be pro-active in seeking change.  Older astrologers like Robson and Ebertin tend to connect Ras Alhague to  misfortune through women or even  perverted tastes and mental depravity.  In fact Elsbeth Ebertin says with  Ras Alhague there  is danger of insect bites, snakebites or assault from infuriated animals or rabies smitten dogs. Ebertin does go on to say though: Besides the lower emanations, there are supposedly higher influences attributed to this star - I tend to believe that the powers of Ras Alhague can promote a widespread social healing that which has been damaged.  Also we see that on the West Coast (chart below set for San Francisco where Scorpio is rising) that Aculeus, an open cluster of stars above the stinger of the Scorpion, is closely culminating as Mars is Setting. Aculeus along with Acumen also found in the constellation Scorpio,  have a notorious reputation in astrology as 'blind stars' or stars associated with eyesight problems  With Aculeus and Mars in paran we may see that frequent hardships encountered by those who are  pursuing their dreams will make the news. Acubens, found on the left arm-socket of the Crab, Cancer  is culminating closely as Mercury is Rising.  Acubens with Mercury will help us explore the diversity and mystery of life on a social and physical basis. Scorpio is rising @ 29 degrees in the chart below set for San Francisco, CA. with this interesting Sabian Symbol: "Children in Halloween costumes engaging in various pranks."  This directly relates to disruptive energies even vandalism. which will battle the establishment or not respect the boundaries of others.  Since the ascendant is in a TSquare to Neptune and Pallas in Virgo relating to  hallucinations and weird psychic phenomena, don't believe everything you see and hear. This Sabian should  play out after the moon enters Gemini @ 4:07 PM Pacific watch for a major hoax or prank to reflect the confusion or emotional hysteria which could ensue.

In the chart below set for the nation's capitol, we see how the mythic female passion and obsession of Medusa,Kali and Female Kundalini the Moon is positioned in the Fifth House relating to: theatre, arts, places of entertainment, sports events, children, games of chance, speculative interests, linked to Stock Exchange,  All of the preceding will host extreme events on many levels.  Also in regards to other fixed stars,  Zosma, found near the tail of the Lion/Leo,  is rising closely as the  Moon is Culminating.  Zosma is a star directly linked to victimization and all sorts by attacks.  These encompass actions where the perpetrator(s) actually enjoys seeing others suffer. According to Robson: "it causes benefit by disgrace, selfishness, egotism, immorality, meanness, melancholy, unhappiness of mind and fear of poison, and gives an unreasonable, shameless and egotistical nature"   With this full moon threatening to bring more scandals, revelations and even lies we should be watchful as to where the tales come but also use our abilities to discern the truth from falsehoods. Notice recent accusations from Eric "Mancow" Muller about the  conversations he had with actor Harry Lennix regarding his personal history with President Obama:

A chart below is set for the Taurus Full Moon @ 10:16 AM ET in Washington, DC
Capricorn is rising with Pluto, the Destroyer
and the ruler of the Chart, Saturn is near the North Node of Destiny in Scorpio
followed closely by Mercury ready to make another conjunction with the Lord of Karma on November 25th.This will be the 3rd. meeting of Mercury (a planet relating to the winds) and Saturn always adding air pressure, so crazy weather will continue.
Yes Algol, the Demon Star found in the constellation Perseus
is conjunct the Moon

Also regarding Algol as taken from the Constellation of Words Website
People astrologically influenced by Algol will give a an idea of the type of themes present for the next two weeks:
Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Albert Einstein, Karl Abraham (psychoanalyst), Carl Jung, Ramakrishna (Indian saint), Muktananda (Indian mystic), Werner Erhard (guru "est"), Marshall Applewhite and Luc Jouret (cult leaders, led to mass suicides), Al Gore (the name is close), Billy Joel, Glen Campbell, Liberace, Princess Diana, Prince William, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Anita Bryant (against gays), Zola Budd (runner), Manly Palmer Hall (philosophical research), Aleister Crowley (Satanist, occultist), Erica Jong (author), Mary Jo Kopechne (drowned companion of Ted Kennedy), John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Dean Martin, Ryan O'Neil, Josef Stalin, Pat Schroeder, Carl Sagan, Cecil B. De Mille (film producer), Isadora Duncan, Mata Hari (Spy), George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Ruhollah Khomeini (Iranian leader), Stephen King (horror novels).

This Full Moon is a ball buster on some levels with lots of real drama and even more fallacious phony reports.  Jupiter now retrograde in Cancer, the sign of mothers, children, food and housing is conjunct Castor found in the constellation of the Twins.  Castor was the mortal Twin famous for his skill in taming and managing horses. Castor is the great story teller who will incorporate the shadow or dark side of the tale.  Castor when under the influence of Jupiter can be an amazing negotiator in bringing successful resolutions. Let me add that  this combo will place emphasis on philosophical and occult interests, more  speculation travel along with legal  judicial sentences involving high profile trials.