2012年09月18日

New Moon Sept. 2012

This month's New Moon occurs on Sept. 16, 2012, 11:09 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 24th degree of Virgo. Since January, we are thinking about degree meanings with Sabian symbols as hints. The symbol is "Mary and her white lamb". 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(decans). 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 24th degree of Virgo belongs to the third decan of the sign, first half of the decan and 4th of the 5 degree section. Let us code this as "3-1-4" 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). 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 Virgo's developing personal intelligence and communications 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 former half of the third section of Virgo, this is the symbol "A girl's basketball team"), is to simply observe the theme of the area. The Virgo function of being of service to a perticular situation, working collectively here in the 3rd decan, is now actually experienced as a team effort to get things done with everyone doing his/her own specific part. The second step is to sense the reaction to the first movement. "A royal coat of arms" is noticing how the work collectively done is to be recognized in the community or society, as a reference mark which means something particular to describe each person in the group or the family. Then the third step is accumulation of the observations and their understandings. The symbol "An animal trainer" implies that acquired skill and reputation will stand for a long time as name of the business on sign board. When on 4th step, one tries to utilize the expressive ability to be of service in a community culture with decipline and refinement. "Mary and her white lamb", which is the theme degree for this month, is describing that the actual relationship through service . The fifth step is the creative output of this five degree area. The image of "A flag at half-mast" in this context is that in order to be of service, we have to graduate and say good bye to one venue after another. 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

The New Moon is relatively unaspected since the last major aspect of the Sun was around one week before the New Moon with Jupiter and Mercury. Unuspected Sun implies leaders are not directly effective to other part of organizations. It is interesting to see that Japanese political leaders are now re-elected with this kind of Sun's situation. We have talked about this last month as "leaders might be busy spreading informations causing argument or promoting their activities and plans". Now they are, at least in Japanese political scene where both major parties are now re-electing their leaders. And next aspect of the Sun will be 9/29-30 with Uranus and Pluto. As both parties finish their election on 21st and 26th, we could expect major clash between new party leaders around 9/29-30 as Sun makes aspect with Uranus and Pluto. After that, the Sun will touch Jupiter on 10/9 to spread leaders' vision to the world.

Aspects among the rest of the planets

There are two important exact aspect of note among outer planets for this Moon month, one is Uranus and Pluto which will form the second square out of its seven squares on 9/19, and the other is Neptune and Saturn trine on 10/11. Why don't we gather individual forces (Uranus - Pluto) in order to make societal dream come true (Saturn - Neptune).

The first inner planet to track is Mercury which has very important role of precursor, touching trend makeing Uranus Pluto on 9/21, triggering vast argument about social structural change. Then it will touch Jupiter on 9/26 to cause another stir of opinion among the society. And from 10/5 to 10/10, the Mercury touches Saturn, Neptune and Pluto, and think or plan about making dream come true (don't just sigh while imagining of ideal future).

Next let's look at what Venus is up to. Venus is related to making values and cooperative relationships, and on 9/21 while Mercury is making contact with Uranus-Pluto, Venus touches Jupiter making easier to form some new cooperation for public purpose (under the same philosophy, social vision, etc...). On 27th, Venus touches Mars and cooperation in order to put plans into action or assert and prove one's point. On 10/3 - 4, Venus touches Saturn and Neptune and people feel the dream to which had to be true. And on 10/9 with Pluto, people might form a deep bond envisioning the dream.

Next, let us talk about Mars, the action department. Just as I talked about in the previous section, Mars will touch Venus on 9/27. Then it will touch Neptune on 10/8 and people tend either to assert for dreams or to defend from unseen threat.

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, Pluto and Jupiter change their directions. Pluto has been going retrograde and reverse to direct on 9/18, so collective long term perspective would become more easier to come to terms within a group of people. Jupiter will go retrograde on 10/4, and people will tend to envision their philosophy, moral with more personal sense in mind.

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 that change their signs are Saturn and Mars. Saturn has been traveling through social sign of Libra until 10/6, and then goes into Scorpio which requires people to think about others' values and feelings. Mars has been traveling through Scorpio in which deep sharing of motives and resources is the main motive to be earnest. After Mars goes into Sagittarius on 10/7, will become a motives for action and possibly conflict, too.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to use our Virgo Sun's energy of acquiring/utilizing sophisticated ability to manage detail and tame wild instincts to be of service to the society. It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.
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