Full Harvest Moon, LUNAR ECLIPSE – ASCENSION?!
Sunday September 27, at 7:50 PM Pacific – 4 Aries 40
Jupiter in Virgo’s, Saturn in Sagittarius’ 1st Lunar Eclipse!
This image gives you an idea of the relative sizes involved in a Lunar Eclipse! Earth takes the Solar energy directly. Moon glows reddish. By definition, we have Sun and Moon opposite each other, but in no way are they equal! Sun is clearly dominant, yet, Earth and Moon are together, a system of their own, far enough from the Sun not to be pulled into the Sun. In their case, distance is the equalizer.
Most Full Moon’s shine brightly in our sky, lighting the land with their beauty. Moon is apart from Sun in the opposite sign, that sign illuminated as equally as the Moon can ever make it be! Separated, they each stand on their own merit. In the line up of an Eclipse, Moon is temporarily shaded by Earth from Sun’s rays. The Lunar energy is still there, but Sun’s energy is translated by Earth, reflected, bent by our atmosphere. We as humans, on the dark side of Earth, become transmitters, sending to Moon, and receiving from Moon without Sun’s direct distraction. Though Sun is bigger and brighter, the Moon takes precedence.
So I ask you to put your energy primarily with the Moon in Aries! Aries goes well with Saturn‘s now fellow fire sign Sagittarius. Moon has just left a trine with Saturn. Though the Moon & Saturn are of opposite signs, Cancer and Capricorn, a trine brings that energy of Mother/Father into harmony rather than be separate. Aries and Sag initiate and teach, enjoy sports, are thrilled to walk, race, a new and profound Path together. If the Ascension happens to YOU, it’s a good time to do it!
Moon in Aries gets adjusted by coach Jupiter in Virgo. Shortly, the Moon will be 150 degrees askew of Jupiter. If Aries doesn’t mind a quick pit stop, Virgo is well organized, Jupiter to the point, it’s done and good to go. Virgo has tips, Jupiter confidently cheers you on! Moon in Aries is a leader. Women get a head start. Children are quick to follow! Just keep a watch on them! Jupiter is inspired by Moon’s fearless quality, and writes them into the story as heroines! Perhaps they will travel together for a short time.
I like this traditional saying, ‘All that fall shall rise again.’ As with Persephone and Demeter, or from a fallen dry seed comes a green sprout bursting with new life! At this darkening time of year, it is good to make alliances, good to share. The Sun is moving forward to conjunct Mercury while Mercury retrogrades back to meet Sun! Kiss! Message exchanged and remembered. The exact conjunction will be made Sep 30 at 7:38 AM Pacific. In horary astrology the Sun this close with Mercury is called Combust. Mercury is too close to the Sun to be seen. It can be read as burned out, weak, no mind of its own. Or it can be free of materialistic concerns, feel extraordinary power, defy orthodox direction due to its own natural knowing.
Mars is still considering its actions in view of its recent 10 day square with Saturn culminating Friday the 25th. You may have been humbled and be recovering from some road rash, as well as having rested a bit and feeling less tired and frustrated. Mars may be young and feisty, but old Saturn often still calls the shots. Mars was trying to offer a new time saving method though, so if you made Saturn take a few moments, you may have made an impression and be called back for another interview. But don’t let the sly elder do a Kokopelli trick and steal your ideas! Keep your attitude clean and respectful. No contempt or criticism. Rather, ask how can we do this?
The North Node in Libra is between Mars and Saturn, semisextile Mars, sextile Saturn. Time is of the essence. Saturn stabilizes, Mars offers action, Initiation. North Node seeks a balance of respect for experience and authority, and breaking new ground. North Node gets a little scared sometimes, Libra is unfamiliar energy, since the South Node, the Past, in Aries, ruled by Mars is the independent warrior. It’s not used to sharing power with others. But Mars acts on instinct, rarely second guessing itself, and the semisextile with Mars reawakens fierce memories of capable action! Since the South Node was their forte, Libra North dares to laugh, and apologizes gleefully as Mars sometimes bullies its way through. Someone had to do it! Finally! North Node sees the long term plan Saturn in Sagittarius has in mind, and feels more secure to take a chance. If conservative Saturn does it, anyone can, and probably should! Saturn may be gruff at times, but North Node Libra is learning manners and shows Saturn the benefits of a more polished performance.
Mercury is leaving a square too! It first squared Pluto in Capricorn Sep 9. The second square, the 24th, just 4 days before the Eclipse, is during Mercury’s retrograde. That reminder, second encounter, will have a certain potency if it affects factors in your chart. Mercury is still in close range. You think Saturn is sly, try Pluto in Capricorn! However, if there are any flaws, they hit the mark precisely! It can save a lot of time in the long run though changes could be costly. So if you are feeling a tad unsettled and don’t know quite why, nevermind the why and take a good look at the matter itself. No denial, no sweeping under the carpet. Better to take care of it now rather than have more consequences down the road when the third and last aspect is made after Mercury goes direct. That aspect isn’t until Oct 22, so it gives you time, but not a lot. The sooner fixed, the better the quality of your progress without that nagging feeling that something is riding in the background. See what could be stopping you, remove the thief of time. Rethink, rebalance, add some beauty to the mix! Seek new alliances of integrity.
So these two important preceding aspects to our Eclipse have broken through barriers. Mars wants to make offerings to Saturn and Saturn is wondering if he can accommodate Mars’ request. Mercury has been dancing around the Serpent Pluto in Capricorn, taking certain chances. Nipping at Pluto’s heals, there is a quickening of Pluto’s attention since few dare such encounters! Mercury is especially smart in Libra, too clever to be brushed off. Mercury just tries another angle until it finds the door. Mercury in Libra has lots of allies that are likely to know some of Pluto’s allies, so an introduction may be offered. Pluto would be wise to listen and court Mercury as an asset. Mercury in Libra may be ultra considerate, but they are also brilliant negotiators, and fast at it. Not a time to sign papers though.
For those of you steeped in the ASCENSION, and those of you who have never heard of it, please see Steve Beckow’s post at The Golden Age of Gaia. He references several people including Matt Kahn, Patricia Diane Cota-Robles and SaLuSa. Sep 26, 27 and 28 are all considered important dates, especially the 28th. Beckow discusses where the energy is coming from – gamma ray photon light from the Galactic Core (The Pleroma), with this intensity only once every 3,600 years! Here is Trish LeSage’s take on 5D Consciousness. There are 3 Waves of Ascension that are said to occur between now and mid summer 2016. Beckow discusses what if you don’t make the cut. And some of us won’t. We all have our part to play, before, during, and after.
Saturn, now in Sagittarius, will conjunct the Galactic Core/Center, at about 27 degrees, closely continuously March, April and May 2017 when Saturn retrogrades. It will form exact aspects twice during that time. It makes the third conjunction Nov 24, 2017. That will certainly be a telling time!
Libra New Moon – Venus Frosting!
Moonday October 12, at 5:06 PM Pacific – 19 Libra 20
By inspiring artist Danielle Winter, Bonn, Germany. Gratefully used by permission.
New Moons have two sides to them ~ one is unseen in the quiet in the dark time. The other is getting super charged with Sun’s energy, as Moon travels with the Sun. In Libra, Moon balances the key portals, modulates the frequency, exchanges on bright wavelengths, intricately and specifically connects all the right places! There is a satisfied hum of the Creator generator, and a warm radiant mystical glow that relaxes the fibers of Being to complete reception. Frisson and Fusion at once.
This New Moon, is delivering Libra’s message, seeking poise, the blending of both/all our abilities. It is the representative of fine art, ballet, exquisite symphony. It is the envoy of negotiation, collaboration, subtle creation, synthesis, separation, initiation. It acts alone in inspirational maximum integrity. It gives hand written invitations to ones worthy of spiritual partnership.
Uranus opposite in Aries has electrified the combination! Sun was exactly opposite the night before, 8:49 PM Pacific. Moon was opposite less than 2 hours before at 3:20 PM Pacific! Batteries charged, shaken and stirred, loosened for more of Sun’s infusion at 5:06 PM! Aries seeks independence, and Uranus freedom, but they are group initiation as well! Libra is social and seeks candidates for the cause. Libra parlays peace so more can participate. The potential swells like a tide, sweeping unique individuals together into contribution like never before!
Intelligent Mercury is now Direct, going forward, in Libra. He is with the North Node, letting go of old Aries fire and fight, looking for equality and sharing the best each has to offer, working together. Mercury is in serious sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius, thinking of the long term, wanting to make commitments, restructure the old patterns and rules. Mercury longs to learn more, signs up for specialty schools. Alliances can be formed with people in charge, mentors, elders. Experience makes a difference. Time takes precedence and things get done as attention is focused where it counts. Old debts, Karma, can be honored and stamped paid. Dharma, the work of the Soul, is recognized and hammered into fine metal.
Mercury is semisextile Libra’s ruler Venus, Venus now in Virgo. There is work to be done, people will be brought to do it. Details are in a beautiful array, art in production. Budgeting assures the project. Dietary health is key. Tell the story, write the blog. Use tasteful illustrations in marketing and advertising.
Venus and Mars will each join lucky Jupiter in Virgo! Mars is first Oct 17, Venus will join on Oct 25. Mars and Jupiter are confident and frisky together, might take a little trip to get new project materials or go off to a seminar on writing or caretaking, enjoy a health spa. A little productive time away feels good. A little caution is in order. Jupiter may need to be reminded of the budget, not go quite as far as the map shows road, be careful physically, less time in the Sun. Venus will still be back at the shop, but getting their calls, quickly calculates what is needed for the adjustments. When it’s her turn, she and Jupiter can be extraordinarily lucky together! They can make an irresistible super presentation! Time for a celebration party bringing collaborators and customers together for more sharing and excitedly brainstorming their next ventures! Expenses could be high, but likely well worth it. Plan it!
Venus won’t catch up with Mars until Nov 2! They will bring the gifts of their mergers with Jupiter to each other! They will be steadily organizing, finessing every situation and item within their ability to love up. What Venus wants, Mars wishes he could give! Where Venus makes beauty, Mars takes action. Mars in Virgo is not generally so sure of himself, but Venus loves him, gives him the handsome blessing and Mars is delighted! He gets the tickets and takes her to the Ball!
The New Moon is a lively and lovely springboard!
The next FULL MOON, the Hunter’s Moon, is on the Taurus/Scorpio axis October 27, 5:05 AM Pacific, at 3 Taurus 45.