2012年03月23日

New Moon Mar. 2012

New Moon Mar. 2012

This month's New Moon occurs on March 22, 2012, 23:37 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 3rd degree of Aries. Since January, we are thinking about degree meanings with Sabian symbols as hints. The symbol is "The cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country". I have explained that to think about degree meaning, we have to geometrically divide sign into smaller units until the width reduces to 1 degree. I am taking up the way in which a sign is divided first into 3 sections of 10 degrees. Then this 10 degree is further divided into 2 sections of 5 degrees. Finally, this 5 degree section is divided into 5 of each degree. With each dividing operation, we are adding a bit of meaning assigning a role signified by the number within the small section as a whole. So the 3rd degree of Aries belongs to the first 1/3 of the sign, first half of the 10 degree and 3rd of the 5 degree section. Let us code this as "1-1-3" in this article. Now let's think about what is the meaning of dividing up to a certain number of parts. Zodiac it self is divided into 12 signs as parts. I think the number 12 symbolize "organizational confinement". So division of 12 implies 12 steps toward growing into organizationally confined whole. In the same way, if we divide something into 3, we are analyzing 3 steps to become grown and characterized (which the number 3 symbolizes). Divide by 2 means analyzing 2 steps to become aware of the theme of the region (which the number 2 symbolizes).

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Then we finally divide the 5 degree area into 5 parts of 1 degree. 5 signifies expression of creativity. So we are thinking about 5 steps to creatively express the theme of the whole 5 degrees area. The first step of those 5 steps (with the first section of Aries, "a woman rises out of water, a seal rises and embraces her"), is to simply act out the theme of the area. The second step is to sense the reaction to the first movement. "A comedian entertaining a group" is learning how his action cause reaction of laughter. Now the third step, which is where our Sun is this month, accumulation of the character of the movement and it's understandings. The symbol "the cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country" implies that his face is being recognized by his community and thus grows his identity. So you can try various ideas to establish your character trying to use the Sun's energy this month. When on 4th step, one tries to utilize the character to be of force in a community, sensing constant pressure from the community. "Two lovers strolling through a secluded walk" is the scene of lover who is trying to strengthen the unity against potential public eye. The fifth step is the creative output of this five degree area. "A triangle with wings" image in this context is the triangle, the symbol of the character explored in the third step, is ready to fly in the community! This process of five steps are around every degree we analyze with Sabian symbol, so being aware of the context helps focusing the meaning of symbol.

Aspects to the Sun

The Sun has crossed the vernal equinox point 2 days before the New Moon as everybody is celebrating "the International Astrology Day" And right before this New Moon, the Sun has touched with retrograding Mercury symbolizing leaders picking up especially personal idealism into his/her public projection effort.

After this, the Sun will translate the light between Uranus-Pluto square from 3/25 to 3/30. The actual Uranus-Pluto exact square (the first of 7 times series) occurs on 6/24 so this is a forerunner or a trailer of the main story at that time. Uranus as I understand has a function to form public perception of current state relative to the whole and thus keys movement to reform, when it is connected with Pluto of concentrative energy to cause unity and transformation by digging to the root of things, various root of problems are uprooted and brought to the public eye. I think this square has the theme of "challenge for individual expression in the face of cultural and organizational transformation".

Then on the 4/16, the Sun meets Saturn and leaders will make effort to make things happen, to establish important rules and objectives.

Aspects among the rest of the planets

There are no important exact aspect of note among outer planets for this Moon month, but the influence of square between Uranus and Pluto will come forward on a count of translation of light as I have talked about in the above section.

The first inner planet to look at is Mercury, whose effect is strongly felt throughout this month because of its conjunction with the Sun at the timing of New Moon (Exactly speaking, it is a little earlier on the same day). Then Mercury continues its backward motion and sextiles with Venus on 3/30. On its way, Mercury seems to be fostering a lot of idealisms as protective measure to cope with immediate environment (when planets are retrograding, it tends to focus on immediate issue and to forget the organizational view points because it is close to the earth rather than the Sun).

Next let's look at what Venus is up to. The first contact it makes is with Mercury as explained above. After that, Venus goes into Gemini and make contacts with Neptune (4/6), Mars (4/8) and Uranus (4/10). When Venus is in Gemini, it prefers to be pleased in various ways trying to cooperate with multiple partners. With Neptune, Mars and Uranus, the mix would have a flavor of unique aesthetic expression.

Next, let us talk about Mars which symbolizes the application of energy and putting things into action. The last month we have talked about the Grand trine and suppression of Occupy movement, and there repeated the suppression of protest movement! The earth grand trine seems to be working as firm moral protection of status quo against active reform movement (symbolized by Uranus in Aries). The important movement which Mars makes in this Moon month is its change of direction from retrograde motion to direct on 4/14. After making square to Venus on 4/8 as we talked about in Venus section above, Mars goes direct just like it revitalized by the stimulation of Venus touch. Interestingly, as the Mars gradually speeds up, Venus speeds down and finally starts retrograde in mid May and make contact with the Mars again at the beginning of June (just as Neptune turns retrograde, too) in the long run. But for this month, the contact with Venus on 4/8 is the only major aspect with Mars in this Moon month, symbolizing exciting and interesting events and beginning of cooperation.

Planets which change direction or sign

Planets other than Sun and Moon sometimes change their direction of apparent movement seen from the earth. When a planet changes its direction, it moves slowly and may leave its mark on various social events in the world. Within this Moon month, the planets changing their directions are Mercury, Pluto and Mars. Mercury, which has been moving backwards since 3/12 will start its forward motion from 4/4. Because Mercury is a planet of intelligence and communication, when it is retrograding, there could be a lot of mis-judgement or mis-understanding, mis-communication. But those Mercury retrograding period is not for public communication but rather private re-thinking. Like people need to go home and sleep to gain energy to function in the society, we need to think about ourselves, to rebuild our individual way of doing things (applying intelligence). When pluto changes direction, for a few days it will move very slowly and its symbology come forth in the society. Feeling of control by debt or obligation, or persistent effort to prove force, etc. might be seen in the news happening around you in these period. And when Mars turns direct on 4/14, sense of urgency in immediate environment fades away and begins to regain enough energy to act within an organization under the Sun.

And planets, especially those that move slowly, change their signs in sync with shifts in corresponding profile of social or collective psychology. Within this Moon month, no planet among the planets which travel slower than the earth changes its sign.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to use our Arien Sun's let-me-do-it energy in order to grow in the eyes of society trying to act out various urge inside. It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.
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