2012年07月19日

New Moon July 2012

This month's New Moon occurs on July 19, 2012, 13:24 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 27th degree of Cancer. Since January, we are thinking about degree meanings with Sabian symbols as hints. The symbol is "A storm in a canyon". I have explained that to think about degree meaning, we have to geometrically divide a 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(dacans). 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 27th degree of Cancer belongs to the third decan of the sign, second half of the decan and 2nd of the 5 degree section. Let us code this as "3-2-2" in this article.

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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). The same image of dividing 12 signs into 3 "perspectives(as termed in Glenn Perry's text)", personal-interpersonal-transpersonal applys to this, too. So we are talking about generalization of the function of Cancer's developing nurturing and caring theme. Divide by 2 means analyzing 2 steps to become aware of the theme of the region (which the number 2 symbolizes). So we are developing objective awareness rather than subjective of the first half.

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 latter half of the third section of Cancer, this is the symbol "Contentment and happiness in luxury, people reading on davenports"), is to simply observe the theme of the area. The Cancerian function of nurturing, working collectively here in the 3rd decan, is now actually experienced fully in this scene. The second step is to sense the reaction to the first movement. "A storm in a canyon", which is the theme of this month, is noticing how safe and sound the protective and nurturing environment is, looking out of the cosy house in which the people enjoy reading. Then the third step is accumulation of the observations and their understandings. The symbol "A modern Pocahontas" implies that the nurturing against the severe natural condition bring about a personality who tries to rescue and work for protection. When on 4th step, one tries to utilize the nurturing ability to be of service in a community culture. "A Muse weighing twins" is not only the intention but the actual skill to feedback the nurturing capacity to the culture. The fifth step is the creative output of this five degree area. The image of "A Daughter of the American Revolution" in this context is the will to affect larger culture in the community by the nurturing capacity. 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

Four days before the New Moon on 7/15(occultation of Jupiter by the way which we didn't talk about last month), the Sun has touched Saturn while Mercury goes retrograde and touches Venus, as we have talked about last month, an effort on the leader's part to put his idealism into actuality turned out to be the demonstration march of people in which the sovereignty(Sun) resides. Two weeks before this movement, when the Sun touched Uranus and Pluto, growing number of people joined in the demonstration in front of prime minister's residence while a nuclear power plant restarted. Then, after the New Moon, the Sun goes on to touch Mercury (which has just touched Venus), Uranus and Jupiter (which has just made contact with each other, setting the societal tone) from 7/29 to 8/2.

Finally in this month, the Sun will be in contact with Saturn on 8/17. Leader may show some administrative capacity in a constructive way.

Aspects among the rest of the planets

There are an important exact aspect of note among outer planets for this Moon month, which is the sextile between Uranus and Jupiter on 7/22. Both planets loves freedom and social activity, in order to improve the current situation. People tend to focus on something new and inventive and reforming. The pair is also related to athletic themes, so it will support those athletes attending the Olympic to perform well.

The first inner planet to track is Mercury which is very active at first part of this month. While retrograding, Mercury makes contact with Mars and then touches with Jupiter, Uranus and the Sun from 7/22 to 7/29. Internal reflection and communications about ways of past activity rekindle reformist and sportsmanship, which will lead to ever stronger will to change and break the record. After that, Mercury doesn't have much on his schedule except for going direct on 8/8, which we will talk about in the next section.

Next let's look at what Venus is up to. Venus is related to making values and cooperative relationships. After long duet with Mercury and establishing idealism and cooperation to seek after it, Venus makes contact with Saturn on 7/31, tries to make the idealism reality by forming administrative organization working for that purpose. Then the Venus touches with Neptune to turn the idealism perfectionistic on 8/10, and then from 8/15 to 8/16 Venus touches with Pluto and Uranus to induce radical radical movement (or form cooperation with the purpose of radical reform).

Next, let us talk about Mars, the action department. Right before the New Moon from 7/17 to 7/19, Mars formed powerfully charged aspect with Pluto and Uranus. There were a large demonstration and some of the JDP members left the party on account of protest against restart of nuclear power plants. After the New Moon, Mars gets in touch with Mercury on 7/22, which is retrograding on its way to feed the Mars energy back to Uranus and Jupiter. Some plan of reforming or protesting, revitalizing might be started as we talked about in Mercury section. Then on 8/15, Mars will come to conjunct Saturn and this will be another active period since Venus will touch Pluto-Uranus at the same time.

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 Mercury. Mercury will go direct from retrograde on 8/8, and we had better reflect the theme revitalized within our mind in this retrograde period to the society around us as things and plans start to move forward.

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, there is no planet among the planets which travel slower than the earth that changes its sign.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to use our Cancer Sun's energy of nurturing and protecting ability against the common hard ship the culture is now experiencing. It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.
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