2013年03月13日

New Moon Mar. 2013

This month's New Moon occurs on Mar. 12, 2013, 4:51 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 22nd degree of Pisces. Since last year, we are thinking about degree meanings with Sabian symbols as hints. The symbol of the New Moon degree is "A man bringing down the new law from Sinai". 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 Pisces, 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 "Pisces 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 Pisces' developing ability of experimenting what's important to people at large. 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 Pisces, this is the symbol "A little white lamb, a child and a Chinese servant"), is to simply observe the theme of the area. The Pisces' function of merge emotionally with the rest of the universe is being purely experienced as 3 parties gathered from different sectors of the world. Point here is that from organizational stand point when we share a creative feeling together, different background will produce something constructive. The second step is to sense the reaction to the first movement. "A man bringing down the new law from Sinai", which is the theme degree for this month, is trying to tell what the cooperating feeling as mentioned above might produce. Then the third step is accumulation of the observations and their understandings. The symbol "Spiritist phenomena" implies how the sharing of ideal will cause what looks like magical phenomena of synchronized activities. When on 4th step, with the image of "An inhabited island", from a stand point of spirit, island is the realization of system of above mentioned synchronized activities firmly established. The theme of the 5 degree area thus refined with discipline. The fifth step is the creative output of this five degree area. The image of "The purging of the priesthood" in this context is that we have to remember and refresh the original miracle of shared ideal in order to maintain and progress as a collective existence. 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 3/4 when the Sun has touched Mercury. 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 Venus and Uranus on 3/29. Actually, Venus has been chasing the Sun closely for a while and finally caught up with it. Sudden cooperation theme might be offered by the leader. Then the Sun makes contact with Pluto and Jupiter on 4/1. Vision of leadership might be expressed strongly around this time with some pressure from people being felt.

Now it is interesting to note that the New Moon occurred exactly on Mr. Matsumura's Sun (who taught me great deal of astrology) and he is planning to go to deliver some lecture in Florida, U.S.A! http://www.meetup.com/Temple-Mound-Meetup/events/98395772/

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 3/8 will still be felt especially while Mercury translates between those two planets (bringing Uranus into the mix as well) around 3/7 and 3/28-30. 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 might be brought up in communication or media.

The first inner planet to track is Mars, the action department, which is very motivated (time has come to express power to act out!) in this Moon month, coming into its own sign right after the New Moon on 3/12. Then it will touch Uranus, Jupiter and Pluto from 3/23-27. Around this time, action department is very active so involved in sports is a nice idea to pursue. The last aspect Mars makes this month is with Venus on 4/7. Think about nice plans to establish new cooperation bond or to take your value or sense of beauty into actuality.

Next let's look at what Mercury is up to. Mercury has touched Venus, Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter before the New Moon and we talked about amendment of the long term plan last month. Well, many news about some kind of amendment appeared including mentioning of amendment of constitution by prime minister Abe. Mercury then goes back to direct motion on 3/18, and touches Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto again from 3/28-30. Still other talk to finalize or settle the long term amendment idea.

Next, let us talk about Venus. Venus touched Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn and Mercury before the New Moon. We have talked that something might be finalized around this time to come out as a tangible and enjoyable form or organization. And since Venus-Mercury pair is involved, I think there are idealisms expressed in the vision of organizational future as in Mr. Abe's talk about constitutional amendment. After the New Moon, and after ingressing into Aries, Venus touches with Sun and Uranus on 3/29. Then it makes contact with Jupiter and Pluto on 3/31. Nice time to start cooperation in order to change or improve organizational activities. Finally in this month, Venus touches Mars on 4/7. Some event to put the idealism go forward in reality might be a nice effort to make!

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 Mercury change its direction. Mercury has been retrograding since 2/23 and it will go back to direct motion on 3/18. While Mercury is retrograding, people will tend to think about themselves first which might lead to misunderstanding or miscommunication. But it is nice period to reflect and redo things we have done not well in the past.

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 only planet among the planets which travel slower than the earth that changes its sign is Mars. Mars changes its sign from Pisces to its own sign Aries right after the New Moon on 3/12. While in Pisces people tried to assert their own ideal or some might have hard time even asserting sensing feeling of people around him/her. After coming into Aries, people start to express their own point of view and act them out.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to use our Pisces Sun's energy of talking creatively of what sharing ideal could do in the society. It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.
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