2012年05月23日

New Moon May. 2012

This month's New Moon occurs on May 21, 2012, 8:46 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 1st degree of Gemini. Since January, we are thinking about degree meanings with Sabian symbols as hints. The symbol is "A glass-bottomed boat in still water". 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 1st of the 5 degree section. Let us code this as "1-1-1" 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 Gimini, and this is the symbol of this month, "A glass-bottomed boat in still water"), is to simply act out the theme of the area. The Geminian intellectual curiosity is all at work! The second step is to sense the reaction to the first movement. "Santa Claus filling stockings furtively" is thinking about how his observation could be explained rather intuitively. Then the third step is accumulation of the observations and their understandings. The symbol "The garden of the Tuileries" implies that observations grows into a certain whole structure like garden. When on 4th step, one tries to utilize the knowledge to be of service in a community culture. "Holly and mistletoe" is the necessary parts to establish atmosphere to celebrate Christmas. The fifth step is the creative output of this five degree area. "A radical magazine" image in this context is the will to affect knowledge 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 the symbol.

Aspects to the Sun

This is not only New Moon but also a solar eclipse which could be seen in various parts of Japan. The effect to Japan is thought to be stronger than usual, and will last for a couple of years.

This Gemini Sun makes contact with Neptune and suggests information or knowledge, invention, communication may affect the general atmosphere and feeling of the country and the culture. This theme will be prevalent for some length of time since it is an eclipse but the Sun touches Neptune exactly on 5/24 so around this day there might be some symbolic event of this nature.

Then on 5/27 to 5/29, Sun will be in contact with Mercury and Uranus, so technological communications or planning about reform will be talked about a lot. Then on 6/6 to 6/8 the Sun will make aspects with Venus and Mars. Especially, this Venus conjunction is with Venu's planetary node, too. So with the similar planetary event in 2004, Venus is setting its basic mode of operation for about 100 years.

Last but not at all least in this month, the Sun will make contact with Saturn on 6/13 (after Mercury translation of Uranus-Pluto and Jupiter changing its sign). So through those movement, what will the leadership get done!? An important reformation plan?

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 as the Mercury translate light between those two heavy planets on 6/12 with Jupiter changing sign.

The first inner planet to look at is Mercury which is super active this month, besides being ruler of the eclipse. Mercury makes conjunction with Jupiter soon after the Eclipse on 5/22 so the effect of this paring will be prevalent for a while for the eclipse. More over, these two planets are at the midpoint of Uranus-Pluto! So the trial and error of reformation are actively talked about in this period of time. Then after coming into its own sign of Gemini on 5/24, Mercury touches Neptune, Sun and Uranus from 5/26 to 5/28 and there are a lot of new idea expressed and dreamed of around this time. Then Mercury touches Mars and Venus from 5/31 to 6/2. Nice activities to be planned, important value or sence of beauty expressed and some kind of cooperation might be newly formed. These movement could be a forrunner of 6/6 to 6/8 when the Sun touches Venus and Mars to establish a strong movement while Mecury connecting all of them through beforehand will make contact with Saturn on 6/4 to give form to the idea. Next round of activity concerning Mercury comes around 6/9 to 6/12 when Mercury makes aspect with Neptune, Uranus and Pluto! I think this will become a major key time viewed historically that some important reforming idea would be born or tried out. Finally, on 6/21 Mercury touches Saturn and communication faces some kind of difficulty.

Next let's look at what Venus is up to. Venus is now retrograding, and undergoing an important reconstructing of basic influence which will become fundamental for some 100 years from now. So even though the activity itself doesn't have strong impact, it will have long term effect as such. Those effect comes into activities that I have already talked about around especially around 6/2 -6/6.

Next, let us talk about Mars, the action department. Expressive power will be emphasized because of hard aspects, and will be felt around 5/31, 6/5 and 6/8.

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 planet changing its direction is Neptune. Neptune, which has been moving forward through its own sign will start its backward motion from 6/5. Because Neptune is a planet of imagination and shared feelings, when it is retrograding, those themes might go wild with each individual tends to pursue his/her own image. Don't give retrogradation a bad image. Direct and retrograde are both important side of things. Point is consider and understand its purpose for the particular situation.

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, the planet among the planets which travel slower than the earth changes its sign is Jupiter. Jupiter changes its sign from Taurus to Gemini on 6/12. While in Taurus we tend to talk about individual taste and economy, we will be more aware of ourselves getting the vision of technological and intellectual future and philosophizing.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to use our Gemini Sun's energy of wild curiosity in order to stimulate new and fascinating applications of knowledge. It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.
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