Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Full Moon in Cancer with the the Wolf at the Door


Another Wolf Moon appears overhead tonight almost full and just separating from Jupiter (exact @ 9:06 PM PST) when generosity and cheer adds to abundance. Now the next stop for Luna is a rather restless and edgy square to Mars on the early AM of Wednesday, January. 15th. By now we all now that this Full Moon in January was appropriately known as a Wolf Moon by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. This name reflected the wolf packs who howled hungrily outside Indian villages while the ground was frozen and the air frigid.

Speaking of frozen and the effects of the recent polar vortex, this recent event in Norway speaks of some of the extreme climate which have besieged our planet in early 2014. This rare and recent incident told of the sea freezing so fast that it instantly killed thousands of fish. Norwegian public radio (Google-translated) reports on the instant dead of thousands of fish in a bay in the island of Lovund, Norway. An air temperature of -7.8 C (17.96 F) combined with a strong east wind froze the sea water instantly, trapping and killing the fish you can see in this fishapocalyptic image:

Last year's January Full Moon wasn't till January 26th. even though it was in the royal sign of Leo, it was still a Wolf Moon. This year of 2014, it will be Cancer, the Great Mother for 1-15-2014. Since Jupiter flowed into the sign of home, hearth and family on June 25th. it also seems that nature has been under greater  attack.  Those accumulated strikes have come  with the planet of expansion and ethics, Jupiter thrust into a T-Square with the chaotic Uranus-Pluto waxing square. In what might seem like another of those ground hog day events as the doomsday clock is firmly set at 5 minutes to midnight symbolizing humans' destruction — for the year 2013, scientists announced today (Jan. 14). With Mars T-Square this combination and transiting in Libra a sign related to fairness and legislation, toxic waste (Pluto) is now going unchecked. In fact relating to the Koch brothers and the Freedom industry mess in West VA.,the US House passed a bill raving much needed toxic waste laws. As West Virginians were learning Thursday of a devastating chemical spill in the Elk River that has rendered water undrinkable for 300,000 people, the US House of Representatives was busy gutting federal hazardous-waste cleanup law.

 Despite man's best efforts to screw things up, Mother Nature is not sitting back as we see with the quakes shaking Puerto Rico, after Sunday's 6.4 tremor set things off or on the West Coast today's sudden 4.4 shaker in Fontana, CA. Actually as dramatic as volcanoes, floods, quakes or tsunamis seem, I would be more worried about the food supply and clean water with Jupiter in Cancer opposing Pluto (exact again on January 31st.) Already in Florida, the iconic source or orange juice a new threat emerges and it isn't the frost as a tree cancer threatens the orange trees. About 80 percent of America’s orange juice comes from Florida orange trees. And now roughly half of them have tree cancer. If this keeps up, the $9 billion citrus industry in Florida might have to start making your morning OJ from fruit that’s been genetically modified to withstand bacteria. Yeah you read it right, it sounds like Monsanto, that corporate demon who endeavors to control and profit off Gaia's bounty has designs on orange groves. In case you missed it this recent Supreme Court ruling per Mars T-Square Venus (Capricorn) and Jupiter (Cancer) handed Monsanto a victory over farmers on GMO seed patents..

Finally  a small but bright, deeply feeling Cancer Moon will opposes the Sun in pedantic Capricorn @ 8:52 PM. Pacific Time. In contrast to the perigee Super Moon on January 1st. this apogee moon is as  much as 14% smaller and 30% dimmer than other full Moons of 2014.  Full Moons are always turning points, the culmination of two weeks of massive climactic change since the last new moon on January 1st. Yes this lunation represents critical junctures for all of us especially those born with Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn Sun or Moon being the first of 2014. The moon is full @ 26 degrees Cancer (the Summer sign) framed by this Sabian Symbol: "Guests are reading in a library of a luxurious home." Briefly this image relates to indulgence, superficiality but also to sharing...with obvious references to the elite or people of privilege residing at an extensive, castle-like home where even controversy can follow per Downton Abbey where lives change like the seasons via passage of time (Cronus). With this full moon, women are taking on new leadership rolls (Venus retro. in Capricorn) not just in the world of "opiated" entertainment but in real world of average folks.

On the other side of the solstice axis is winter with the Sun @ 26 degrees Capricorn represented by this Sabian: "A nature spirit dancing in the mist of a waterfall." This symbol tells of carefree nymphs, dryads or faires who effortlessly rising above or perhaps evading problems. The theme of nature is powerful with the Capricorn Sun at this degree which can also relate to embracing a more escapist attitude even fearing the shadows of humanity's failure as a steward of mother nature's domain.

 Below is a chart set for January 15, 2014 @ 11:52 PM. in DC. has Mars rising @ 18 degrees Libra Justice will be done, peace at any price with this fateful Sabian:
"Two people who have to give an accounting of their acts before a tribunal of society." All the facts need to come to the light as terms seem unacceptable to a jury of their peers. Severe judgements could be coming to some important political figures not just scapegoats like Gov. Christie. Venus is the ruler of this chart and retrograde in Capricorn and sits at the IC Imum Coeli (Latin for "bottom of the sky") Most obviously Venus relates to women, fashion, the arts, entertainment, music and other social pleasures but also to what is associated with both peace (soft aspects) and with war - especially when a war is being fought to right wrongs or change a balance of power With Mercury now intercepted in the sign of shocking news, Aquarius and trine Mars and in the 4th. house which relates to nationalism of course but covers a broader scope including agriculture, crops, land, houses, real estate, coal mines the weather expect some sweeping progressive change. Also with libra rising, there will also be negotiations with a foreign power who is hostile per Aries on the cusp of the 7th. house.

The chart above is also highlighted by the Moon and Jupiter at the Mid Heaven (top of the chart) representing the masses, our population from commoners to the influential but especially women in general.  In fact this Cancer moon relating to caretaking is square both Ceres and Vesta now in Libra found in the first house. Ceres representing nurturing/food and Vesta symbolizing a devoted effort are in the house relating to interior affairs, urban population, domestic affairs, general and physical conditions.  To this list I am adding health conditions since the many times over helpful Cancer moon is also in a sesquiquadrate or a  135° aspect to Chiron the wounded healer. Sesquiquadrates reveal stress and the need for adjustment.  Chiron is of course in Pisces near Juno relating to potential disease out breaks and this recent story about FEMA seeking bio-disposal for 1000 tent hospitals brings up lots of questions.
  Perhaps this is just another product of over active imaginations or hysteria but still with all that is happening the first part of 2014 including the Mars retrograde starting March 1st which keeps the forces of swift change spinning around the Uranus-Pluto waxing squares it is best to be vigilant. 

 Most importantly  the moon in this Full Wolf Moon chart is definitely afflicted which brings up issues around food constraints, famine, water pollution and birth control will be on for the next two weeks till we move toward the Aquarian New Moon on January 31st. Remember that this is the last Full Moon for the year of the water snake, when not all the cards are on the table. Then on the 31st of this month a whole new cycle begins with a much more upfront time period framed by the Green Horse or in the case of revelations one of the four horsemen corresponding to the Four Cardinal Signs now in play big time for the first half of 2014 with Mars continuing in Libra till July 2014.