2012年10月15日

New Moon Oct. 2012

New Moon Oct. 2012

This month's New Moon occurs on Oct. 15, 2012, 21:02 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 23rd degree of Libra. Since January, we are thinking about degree meanings with Sabian symbols as hints. The symbol is "Chanticleer". I have explained that in order to think about degree meaning, we have to geometrically divide a sign into smaller units until the width reduces to 1 degree. I am using the method 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 23rd degree of Libra, where the New Moon this month is, belongs to the third decan of the sign, first half of the decan and 3rd of the 5 degree section. Let us code this as "3-1-3" 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). 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 (or trans-personalization) of the function of Libra's developing personal sense of beauty, fairness and socializing 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 subjective awareness rather than objective of the second half, which will be developed afterward based on the experience here.

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 Libra, this is the symbol "A crowd upon the beach"), is to simply observe the theme of the area. The Libra's function of being fair and pleasing to others, working collectively here in the 3rd decan, is now actually experienced as the situation in which knowledge of nice things attracts many people. The second step is to sense the reaction to the first movement. "A child giving birds a drink at a fountain" is utilizing the situational advantage in order to be of fair to the needy. Then the third step is accumulation of the observations and their understandings. The symbol "Chanticleer", which is the theme degree for this month, practices what is expected by everyone around every morning, and through the experience it strengthen it's identity. When on 4th step, one tries to utilize the expressive ability to be of service in a community culture with decipline and refinement. "A third wing on the left side of a butterfly" is describing that in the long run, the desired direction of intention will be included in the gene code (the pool of knowledge). The fifth step is the creative output of this five degree area. The image of "Information in the symbol of an autumn leaf" in this context is that if we utilize our knowledge properly, we are able to know a lot of things from the symbol (intention to utilize our knowledge). 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 again relatively unaspected since the last major aspect of the Sun was around one week before the New Moon with Jupiter. Unuspected Sun implies leaders are not directly effective to other part of organizations. This situation doesn't necessarily mean something is wrong. It could be that leaders are busy making strategies in preparation for future movements. And next aspect of the Sun will be 10/23-25 with Neptune and Saturn. Leaders might express its ideal vision to be reflected to the current structure or agendas to work on. After that, the Sun will make contact with Pluto on 10/30 to show strength of the leaders' vision to the world.

Aspects among the rest of the planets

There are no important exact aspect of note among outer planets for this Moon month, but the last two outer planets' aspects remain within close orb and the effect would be felt. It is interesting to note one from each of the two aspects form mutual reception and interconnected. Let us make effort to reflect influence of individual (Uranus in Aries) in reforming social structure (Pluto in Capricorn), in order to make ideal real (Saturn-Neptune).

The first inner planet to track is Mercury which is slowing down preparing to change its direction. Mercury touches Venus on 10/16, to foster idealistic visions to grow. Then both planets will get in touch with each other on 10/26 again. Then Mercury proceeds to get in contact with Neptune! Idealism grows! And after start retrograding on 11/7, Mercury touches Neptune once again. So throughout this month, the intellectual department is busy dealing with its idealistic visions to permeate within society or individual self.

Next let's look at what Venus is up to. Venus is related to making values and cooperative relationships, and on 10/16, as talked about above, it touches Mercury start forming idealism. On 10/17, Venus will make aspect with Jupiter and people would try to work out some ways to cooperate under a certain philosophy. After touching again with Mercury on 10/26, Venus will get into its own sign Libra on 10/28. And then Venus will touch those society changing pair of Uranus-Pluto on 11/2 - 11/4. This is a nice timing to make effort to cooperate for deep reformation. And then on 11/9, Venus touches Jupiter again.

Next, let us talk about Mars, the action department. Mars will touch Uranus on 10/15 a few hous before the New Moon, and it might color this month's activities. So innovative, improving and spontaneous action could be seen in activities within this Moon month. Then it will touch Jupiter on 10/28 and people get more active in pursuing ways to spread their own market.

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, Mercury and Neptune change their directions. Mercury will go retrograde on 11/7, and people will tend to think about themselves first which might lead to misunderstanding or miscommunication. Neptune has been going retrograde and reverse to direct on 11/11, so collective dream and ideal would become more easier to come to terms within a group of people.

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 that changes its sign.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to use our Libra Sun's energy of consciously utilizing the objective advantage of the self toward collective and establish a place in the society. It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.

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