Friday, February 28, 2014

Oceanic Feelings and Images Expand with the Pisces New Moon


Are you ready for the Pisces New Moon replete with an expansive trine to Jupiter in Cancer? As the rain pounds with an impassioned ferocity as the winds continue to gust with power punctuated by lightening, I know I am not ready. So much is happening so fast,  not just with the weather, geo-political shake-ups, social/cultural turmoil or just plain disasters, that merging with the ocean doesn't sound like a bad idea. In Latin mare which means sea aligning with this side image of Neptune/Poseidon.  The  the Romans spoke of the  Mare Liberum, the open sea or  Mare Clausum, the closed Sea: and Mare Nostrum, our sea... The word Mere meant lake or pool and Hendrix captured the tides and grandeur of the the mother ocean in this song/video below from 1983: 

 Before we look at the rapid galloping planetary shifts that are happening into March 2014 and the drama reflected in this year of the wooden horse, we should examine the myths relating to Neptune/Poseidon ruler of this fantastical New Moon. First of all Poseidon was the Greek deity ruling earthquakes, the seas and oceans, horses, and storms. Both equine and earthquakes symbolism is intertwined in his folklore. Legends tell of Poseidon being saved by his mother Rhea, who concealed him among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which was devoured by Kronos. One of his cult titles, Enosichthon, means "earth shaker", referring to his role in causing earthquakes or seismic shifts. He was called the "tamer of horses", since he supposedly created the first horse from the crests of the wave per the image at the top of the page. On the West Coast of the USA the Sun/Moon are full in oceanic, rainy Pisces on February 28th @ 11:59:30 PM Pacific Time/ The chart below set for San Francisco and the Bay Area has Saturn rising @ 24 degrees Scorpio relating to both self control, mistrust and self-assurance. The Sabian symbol for both the ringed-planet/karmic taskmaster and the ascendant: "Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one inspired person." This speaks to persuasive speech, gurus, even idolatry and Jesus Christ parables on Mount Olive.

 Back to the chart below, Mars the ancient ruler is conjunct Vesta, now in the last degrees of Libra and posited with the N. Node in the 11th. house of groups. Vesta in Libra relates to an intense competitiveness which should be tempered by the needs of others along with balanced give and take.
 In the case of judicial reversals yesterday's supreme court decions may still provoke social and political unrest and violate the fourth amendment reflected ongoing Jupiter-Uranus square. This cardinal square is just building up steam since Jupiter, the planet relating to ethics will station direct on March 6th. so as to perfect again with added shocks on April 20th. Today's veto of a narrow-minded yet emotionally charged anti-gay bill by Governor Jan Brewer illustrated how rapidly these shifts will come. The reason for this discriminatory law was prompted by religious reasons. From the CNN article, " the fight to pass such laws bantered as religious freedom issues is still on in quite a few other states." Today in a speech announcing her veto, Brewer bragged about her record protecting religious freedom in Arizona and said Senate Bill 1062 "does not address specific or pressing concerns related to religious liberty in Arizona." With the coming Pisces New Moon expect even more religious delusions and fanaticism associated with Neptune and the 12th house.
Religious/Spiritual Dissolution This new moon will expand the positive and destructive qualities of Pisces since the Sun and Moon are trine Jupiter in Cancer. First of all the Moon will meet the Sun @ 10 degrees 39 minutes Pisces with this Sabian Symbol for 11 degrees Pisces: "People traveling a narrow path seeking illumination." Suffice to say this lunation has something for everyone on the spiritual or religious path whether a Chrisitan since the movie the Son of God is to be released this Friday, the 28th or a Hindu when Mahashivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the 'Tandava'
The Tandava is described as a vigorous dance and the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. More than ever we will see how the dissolving of boundaries, the primary quality of Neptune, ruler of Pisces will be working overtime as images, dreams of that beautiful tropical paradise unaccesible yet surrounded by idyllic,royal blue water, or nightmarish predictions ala Mother Shipton and lots of musical magic will all blend together. On this narrow path to illumination per the Sabian Symbol, religious intolerance is vetoed, corruption from those who are sworn to protect and serve is exposed, marine life is highly vulnerable to man-made destruction and the poetic verse will become the coin of the realm as Bitcoin is dazed and confused.

Another of those accelerated planetary shifts happening involves Mercury, the messenger/communicator. Mercury in a sign related to progressive and revolutionary thinking, Aquarius stations to finally move direct a few hours before the Pisces New Moon begins. Consider that Mercury will again square bad ass Saturn in Scorpio one more time on March 10th/ which is already creating animosity, narrow-minded thinking, embittered feelings and pessimism. Then on March 1st. Mars, the warrior and representing all dynamic force stations to move retrograde at 28 degrees Libra. Twenty four hours later, the other malefic in traditional astrology, Saturn Armed men seize government HQ, raise Russian flag in Ukraine's Crimea In fact on February 27th. with the Aquarian moon-mercury square Saturn in forceful Scorpio, the situation really began to deteriorate ala Mars-Saturn to station and move retrograd. Unknown gunmen take over Crimea capital airport – reports According to eyewitnesses at least three KamAZ trucks without license plates drove to the airport with about 50 armed men. They are reportedly equipped similar to the group of local ethnic Russian ‘self-defense squads’ that had taken control of and raised Russian flags over the buildings of the Crimean parliament and government in the region’s capital.

 In southwestern England and London the Pisces New Moon occurs on March 1, 2014 @ 7:59:30 AM Universal Time If you are in the UK, it could mean more excessive flooding:
Europe Storms 2014: More Storms Coming for United Kingdom as Severe Flood Warnings Reissued Looking below at a chart set for March 1st. @ 7:59:30 AM we see Aries rising @ 21 degrees with this seemingly pugilistic Sabian Symbol: "A boxer entering the ring." The question we have to ask ourselves is: Are we on the offense or defense as Mars ruler of this chart is stationing? Even though we may possess tremendous powers of physical or psychological assertion and determination, there are rules to follow in the ring and the arena of life. Ruler of the chart below, the Warrior Mars stationing to move retrograde sits in the 7th house near Vesta (focus) in socially oriented Libra and where secretive, surveillance prone N. Node, Ceres and Saturn sit in Scorpio. The biggest story in the UK Guardian involves guess what more revelations of spying. This time it is Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by the GCHQ Astrologically, the optic nerve amd the eyes relate to Aries while webcam images to Pisces. How should the citizens react to this travesty of personal information? The boxer is trained to control his blows...
Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Full Snow Moon Astounds and Explodes Upwards with the Enigma of Love


In my blog entry yesterday, I mentioned how this magnificent Full Snow Moon will host a bold, fearless aspect involving the Sun in unpredictable fixed air sign Aquarius in a trine to Mars in cardinal air and balancing Libra. Add a dramatic Leo Moon sextile the warrior Mars in charming, stylish Libra and we have incredible performances at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Of course thee is a lot more that this Valentine's Full  Many of those athletic efforts were literally airborne flying above the crowd.

In fact today, in the Olympic debut of slopestyle skiing, Joss Christensen soared to gold medal , posting a score of 95.80 on Thursday to beat teammates Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper. 

There will be lots happening on the 14th. even before the Sun rises in the east. When the Full moon begins @ 3:53 PM, the Leo Moon will at @ 27 degrees with this hopeful and mystical Sabian Symbol: "Daybreak - the luminescence of dawn in the Eastern Sky." Just as the last new moon in Aquarius set the stage for entering new worlds so to speak and  leaving the past behind, this Full Moon will offer new opportunities, new more just perspectives (like removing marijuana from  schedule one status)  and realizations along with scenes of awe and amazement. Updating from the 14th. with this uproarious Leo Moon @ 27 degrees bringing a new dawn so to speak when antiquated beliefs and laws would change. Look toward Italy, where   the 'absurd' drug law equating marijuana and hard drugs is overturned
Plus unlike the USA,the influence of the Astraea, the asteroid of Justice  means that around 10,000 people will be released from the Italy's overburdened jails. Just a quick aside, since Astraea is so close to both the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius during this Full Moon, "According to legend, Astraea will one day come back to Earth, bringing with her the return of the utopian Golden Age of which she was the ambassador". 
One thing is for sure with this bright Full Moon in fiery Leo, events will "go big" like the powerful volcanic  eruption of Mount Kelud in Indonesia which has over 100,000 people evacuated and seven airports closed.
Notice in the photo below that lightening (a symbol of Aquarius) is striking while the volcano emits fire.

Leo represents the love vibration which we celebrate on  the Feast of Saint Valentine with expressions of romantic love. It is said that Valentine's day was created as an attempt to supersede the pagan holiday of Lupercalia (mid-February in Rome). Lupercalia  was observed on February 13 through 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility.  One thing for sure is we really need love to burn brighter than ever  during this chaotic, apocalyptic frenzy and for many this enigma will foster enlightenment and release.

Below is a chart set for the Full Moon in San Francisco @ 3:53 PM
Leo is rising @ 5 degrees with this rocky Sabian Symbol: "Rock formations towering over a deep canyon." Being on the edge of a deep chasm and deciding whether to risk it all and jump.  This powerful symbol is not just about taking a leap of faith but relates literally to structural cracks and hazards. With sinkholes making news and the ruler of this chart the Sun still square Saturn in Scorpio
we could see a sudden quake or major explosion or multiple fatalities from a mega  accident in the San Francisco Bay Area. Starting the day, the Leo Moon first squared Saturn (exact @ 9:41 AM PST), an aspect known for delays/disruptions and even accidents and with the moon a TSQ to the Sun/Mercury in erratic Aquarius, like this 100 care pileup on the PA Turnpike Over in the San Francisco Bay Area it wasn't quite as bad on the roadways as as car tires flattened en masse on Highway 24 Considering that Saturn is  intercepted in the 4th house where Mars sits near the IC and opposes Aries @ 22 degrees on the Mid-Heaven - these explosive energies are sure to have an effect.  Ruler of this chart, the Sun posited in Scorpio's natural house, the 8th. involving death, and near asteroid Goddess Astrea and also that reckless, shocking Mercury retrograde..

The Sun and Astrea @ 27 degrees Aquarius with this  fragile Sabian Symbol:
"An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets." This Symbol speaks of the purity of motives even when things seem cracked and resistant, a fresh approach to problems is needed along the tranquility of contentment. This Sabian also reflects a need to return to ancient, proven sources of doing things including more natural flower and herbal remedies.

Don't forget that the Leo moon also opposes Mercury after the moon separates from the opposition. In fact since Mercury, the weather planet has slipped back into the winter sign Aquarius on the 12th. we are on track for another exact square to Saturn on February 18th). We have been seeing how catastrophic storm, "Pax" hasn't disappointed forecasters by crippling the South and dropping massive snow on the Northeast leaving thousands without power along with 4,000 flight cancellations. (Storm PAX, the latin word for peace connects with Mars in Libra which stations retrograde on March 1st) Expect a lot more than just extreme weather, since Mercury, the planet of communications/networks in techno Aquarius in hard aspect to Saturn in the underworld sign of Scorpio and reprecussions are being felt from the recent hack of Silk Road 2.0. The sudden loss of approximately 4,400 bit coins has equaled about $2.6 million. Consider that Pluto is in orb of an opposition with Jupiter when either mega profits or gigantic losses.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bold and Courageous Record Breaking in the Olympics leads up to a Full Snow Moon


We are less than two days away from a Mega-Full Moon known by native american tribes of the north and east as a Full Snow Moon or a Full Hunger Moon. Since the moon will be in Leo, with the symbol of vitality, king ship, self confidence, the yang principle the Sun in a trine with Mars, representing dynamic force, courage and bravery will be in abundance. In fact we have been seeing this solar alignment with the warrior Mars in graceful, balanced Libra playing out with new Olympic heroes achieving stellar and record performances. Per example today in Sochi it speed skater, Stefan Groothius (born Nov. 23, 1981) winning his fourth gold medal in speed skating. Stefan's tremendous athletic ability and speed on the ice reflects his stellium of Uranus-Juno-Sun in exciting Sagittarius. Plus his natal Mars in precise Virgo is closely trine to Venus in Capricorn was enhanced by today's transiting Venus-Pluto.

So as we approach 2-14-2014 and the Full Snow Moon, expect that first time events, surprises and new records will be achieved as we all go a little airborne. One of those shockers involved Kaitlyn Farrington winning the women's half-pipe competiton. Kaitlyn Farrington (born December 18, 1989) a Sagittarian like Stefan but with a highly focused Uranus-Neptune-Saturn-Mercury conjunction in disciplined Capricorn and an independent and lucky Venus-Vesta-N. Node contact in Aquarius. But it had to be that both Uranus and Mercury are out of bounds by declination making her a spectacular champion.

Now that Mercury has moved back into the sign of record breaking, Aquarius to trine Mars again (exact March 14th.) and is now longer Void of Course in Pisces, the pace accelerates. In alignment with Mercury the weather planet VOC, record winds of 106 mph. added to a furious storm that slammed into flooded Britain. 'Since Mercury is heading toward another square with the Lord of Karma/structure Saturn (exact on February 18th.) we will see even more weather related disruptions.  In hte  North Eastern US. , 585, 000 are without power due to "Catastrophic" Winter Storm Pax.