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The Aquarius New Moon that takes place on Monday, February 4th, represents another in the ongoing series of lunations with powerful outer planet configurations. This one is especially noticeable, because Saturn and Neptune, in partile sextile with each other, at the 15-degree mark of their respective signs, are highlighted by the New Moon at their same-degree midpoint of 15 Aquarius. Additionally, Pluto, tied to Saturn by a close forming parallel, is squared by Mars and Eris, while Uranus is aspected by the Sun and Moon, in quintile, and also by a trine from Venus (in semi-square with the New Moon) and by a parallel from Mars. This New Moon therefore strongly features the outer planet energies of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, and brings back a significant hit of the Uranus-Pluto square, still active until 2020, that is the defining astrological aspect of the 20 teens. This speaks to the issue of our own personal evolution, and this decade’s relentless changes on individual levels, as well as the massive cultural shift that also we find ourselves in the midst of. We may think of the trickster archetype of Uranus as many things: unexpected events, surprise enlightenment, strong bursts of intuition that connect us to cosmic realities above and beyond what our logical mind is able to detect. Uranus is fundamentally The Awakener, representing a telling shock to the system that reveals the cracks and flaws, the outmoded status quo that needs to change for our continued mental health and well being, preparing the way for what follows; the wrecking ball energy of transformational Pluto, whose essence is death and rebirth. This is in reality merely life being lived. Bob Dylan might have said it best in the midst of the changing times that he was witness to and prophet of in the dynamic sixties, when he wrote that “everybody not busy being born is busy dying.”
Another interesting factor in this New Moon is the highlighted presence of Venus, newly entered into Capricorn and therefore elevated in the natural chart that has Aries at the Ascendant. Because Venus occupies the second degree of Capricorn, or the 1-plus degree mark, there is a close semi-square to the Sun and the Moon in this New Moon configuration, as indicated above, plus the trine with Uranus. As relationship considerations come up in the thirty days following this potent lunation, we are thus likely to encounter issues of awakening in this area as well. You might want to ask yourself, what is it about your current relationship dynamic that needs to change, to be exposed to a fresh set of insights ? This could apply to prospective partners as well, of course, or to business partnerships. Perhaps more spaciousness – also symbolized by Uranus – is required; or else changes are indicated that will allow you to break out of habitual ruts or dysfunctional patterns based on ancient wounding, that could be getting in your way as you attempt to evolve.
Another philosophical consideration with this New Moon, so balanced between Saturn and Neptune in their close sextile aspect, is to explore the nature of these significant astrological archetypes. As has been discussed, these are in many ways antithetical to each other; Saturn so grounded and limited, tied to the practical considerations of the physical world, while Neptune in stark contrast is quite unbounded, erasing boundaries instead of reinforcing them, coming as he does from an other-dimensional locale beyond the physical plane, best exemplified in poetry, music, and dance. And yet, in the configuration of this New Moon, these two are in connection with each other. You see this aspect in the charts of mythologists, who are responsible for making concrete utilization of otherworldly planes of existence; bring them down to the real. You can also see this as weakening the grip of Saturn to be in complete control. Rather, an acceptance of a lack of ultimate control may instead be what is called for. While we must use caution regarding the potential for self-deception, or about accepting statements of truth at face value, the best use of this complex amalgam of practicality and fantasy may be to revel in the wonder of it all, not to take any and all limitations too very seriously. This implies that you at least consider staying open to possibility and of being unafraid of what might happen to disrupt any kind of tightrope walk out over the abyss of potential disaster.
The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon degree, and for the same degree of Capricorn and of Pisces, the degrees where Saturn and Neptune reside, are interesting in regard to the above musings. They are as follows. For the Sun and Moon, in the sixteenth degree of Aquarius, we find, “A big-business man at his desk.” This might remind us of the billionaire class that to some extent run things in this country, and elsewhere, but the fundamental meaning is competency in handling life challenges. Marc Edmund Jones comments on, “personal stability through organizational powers,” and “effective self-realization through achievement.” We can apply this symbol to our drive for perfection, as we extend our reach toward good and useful works, and personal excellence. This idea of the perfection of individual achievement leaves something to be desired, however, and that is the poetic Neptunian motivation. This competing ideal is summarized in the Sabian Symbol for the same degree of Pisces, where in fact Neptune currently resides; this symbol being “The flow of inspiration.” The symbol for Saturn’s degree in Capricorn, equally the sixteenth, is also relevant, being “Boys and girls in gymnasium suits,” which calls to mind the social forces swirling around us as well, taking us beyond mere individualism. Jones writes, “the individual is called upon to cooperate in a continual estimation and re-estimation of his [or her] powers and capacities by his fellows… an effective appreciation of joint action.” Indeed we cannot go it alone. As much as we bring to the table, all on our own, it finds meaning and effectiveness to the extent that we can make it work for the surrounding culture in which we have our life and our being. We win when we find that we are able, in all our strivings, to serve to nudge our society a little closer to the goals that we feel, in our heart of hearts, that it ultimately needs to get to.
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The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.
The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.
Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.
Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going (as represented by Mars), and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.
Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.
Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction (as represented by Saturn) and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.
Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.
Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.
Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus.
Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution.
Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in 1977, and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself. Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality. Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers.
As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.
The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.
The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general.
In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate. Possible associations are the woman (or man) who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other.
While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.
The astrology of Haumea seems to be related to love of the natural world and to the fecundity of natural process. This archetype thus signals profound connection to Nature, connection to Source, and a form of natural charisma.
The astrology of Makemake is related to love of the natural world and to the activism associated with defending the environment. This archetype thus signals a profound connection to nature that is quite similar to the archetype of Haumea, his fellow traveler in the Kuiper Belt, with the same astronomical designation and also named from the pantheon of indigenous gods and goddesses.
The Part of Fortune (from the Latin Pars Fortuna) is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.
The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.
The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime.
Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way. Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature.
Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.
Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes (based on duality) and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty.
Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.
Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.
Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism.
Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship. The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.
Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.
Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook.
Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top.
Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner.
Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world.