2013年01月13日

New Moon Jan. 2013

This month's New Moon occurs on Jan. 12, 2013, 4:43 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 22nd degree of Capricorn. Since last year, we are thinking about degree meanings with Sabian symbols as hints. The symbol is "A general accepting defeat gracefull". 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 22nd degree of Capricorn, where the New Moon this month is, belongs to the third decan of the sign, first half of the decan and 2nd of the 5 degree section. Let us code this as "Capricorn 3-1-2" 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 Capricorn's developing ability of getting things done and understanding what it means to people in general. 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 Capricorn, this is the symbol "A relay race"), is to simply observe the theme of the area. The Capricorn' function of taking responsibility and getting things done, working collectively here in the 3rd decan, is now actually experienced as the situation in which each member of the team is very conscious about the collective goal and works toward the goal by each. It is an experience of the responsibility among group. The second step is to sense the reaction to the first movement. "A general accepting defeat gracefully", which is the theme degree for this month, is the scene we could feel the reaction to a result of collective goal seeking which this time happened to be defeat. Then the third step is accumulation of the observations and their understandings. The symbol "Two awards for bravery in war" implies about several alternatives towards the public recognition of the result of goal seeking, relating one's own motive and subsequent recognition. When on 4th step, one tries to set goal for getting things done to be of service in a community culture with discipline and refinement. "A woman entering a convent" emphasizes that the suitable environment which fosters responsible action supports the discipline to succeed. The fifth step is the creative output of this five degree area. The image of "An oriental-rug dealer" in this context is that if we learned fully of getting some things done in a socially responsible way, we could start a fancy business. 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

Last aspect to the Sun before the New Moon was on Dec. 31 when the Sun has touched Pluto and Saturn. After that for a while the Sun is not touching anything with major aspect creating a period of no aspect Sun, symbolizing leadership operating without clear focus or theme. Then after the New Moon, the first thing the Sun touches is Mercury on 1/18. Then the Sun makes contact with Uranus and Jupiter around 1/25-26. And finally it makes contact with Saturn on 1/31. Leadership will try to cope with realistic issues (Saturn) with some radical vision or plan (Uranus-Jupiter, Mercury).

Aspects among the rest of the planets

There is no important exact aspect of note among outer planets for this Moon month, but the effect of sextile between Saturn and Pluto, exact on 12/27 will still be felt especially while Venus translates between those two planets (bringing Uranus into the mix as well). Interaction between official stance and real intention continues further (which will go on even without the sextile aspect due to the mutual reception) and this theme will be felt strongly through some kind of event which involves relationship or establishment of cooperation (or re-organization through Uranian influence). Later in this Moon month, Jupiter and Neptune are translated by Mars.

The first inner planet to track is Venus which is making translation as just explained above right after the New Moon. People might be re-organizing form of cooperation in order to make outer and inner intention consistent to each other. After ingressing into Aquarius, Venus touches Uranus and Jupiter on 2/7. People feel urges to improve their level of material satisfactions or quality of relationship and cooperation.

Next let's look at what Mercury is up to. Mercury has touched Pluto and Saturn on 1/7 before the New Moon. "Brain" busily working to prepare things needed for system to become powerful finally comes back with the Sun and thinks through further visions for the future together. After going into Aquarius on 1/19, Mercury touches Uranus and Jupiter on 1/22-23. Sudden inspiration of future visions might come down on us and be communicated broadly. When the Mercury goes into Pisces, atmosphere changes radically and people gets in the mood to talk about feelings or anxieties. This tendency is further accelerated while Mercury touches Neptune, Mars and Jupiter from 2/7 to 2/10.

Next, let us talk about Mars, the action department. Mars is inactive until later in this Moon month when Mars goes into Pisces on 2/2. After getting into Pisces, it becomes active communicating and asserting feelings while touching Neptune Mercury and Jupiter from 2/5-2/10.

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, only Jupiter change its direction. Jupiter goes direct on 1/30 to complete the retrograde motion started on 10/4. Jupiter is related to optimism and exploration, so the period around the change of direction, those themes might be emphasized. While the Jupiter was retrograding, people tended to be explorative and follow vision which is connected more to private or individual themes rather than society at large. So when it starts to go direct, people tend more to share those visions.

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 changes its sign is Mars. Mars were traveling through the sign of Aquarius and people tended to assert reform toward individual freedom, humanitarian cause in the period. As Mars goes into Pisces from 2/2, and people will tend to assert from the point of conscience and sympathy.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to use our Capricorn Sun's energy of getting things done and be committed and responsible in the society and gain recognition and trust for what one does in the society. It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.
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