2013年08月08日

New Moon August 2013

This month's New Moon occurs on August 7, 2013, 6:50 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 15th degree of Leo. Since last year, we are thinking about degree meanings with Sabian symbols as hints. The symbol of the New Moon degree is "a pageant". 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 15th degree of Leo, where the New Moon this month is, belongs to the second decan of the sign, first half of the decan and 5th of the 5 degree section. Let us code this as "Leo 2-1-5" in this article.


Now let's think about what is the meaning of dividing up to a certain number of parts. Zodiac itself 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. This New Moon is located in the second decan, so we are talking about interaction between people (or inter-personal dimension) of the function of Leo's developing ability of experiencing what's important to people when interacting. 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, establishing the basis of what is learned in the first half onto which we continue to build the experience in the later 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 second section of Leo, this is the symbol "children on a swing in a huge oak tree"), is to simply observe the theme of the area. The Leo's function of expressing life's creativity through emitting light and power is symbolized by the oak tree accommodating children to play and grow. Point here is that the focus is the proactiveness of the oak toward children, symbolized by the FORMER HALF (action) of the 2nd decan of the sign Leo. The second step is what happens inside of the children when received the energy of first movement. Be aware of the object the first step is running after. "An evening lawn party" is what is happening inside the children's mind who received the creative energy of the nature from oak. Then the third step is accumulation of the observations and their understandings. The symbol "an old sea captain rocking" implies the importance of being aware of the vehicle of the energy (in this case, the aging human being himself) in which the every kind of motive and corresponding experience is kept, in terms of succeeding themes and causes to other generation. When on 4th step, with the image of "a human soul awaiting opportunity for expression" we are focusing on the core of the vehicle talked above is built clearly and functions as a cultural mediator which catalyzes conveyance of collective creative effort. The theme of the 5 degree area thus refined with discipline here on this 4th degree. The fifth step is the creative output of this five degree area. The image of "a pageant", which is the theme degree for this month, in this context is that we dramatize the vehicle (or core of energy carrier) in which we share our creative energy toward people of the same society. We became aware of meaning of creatively using our will to express and convey our power of creativity in order to lead and warm up the society. 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 8/5 when the Sun touched Uranus. We have talked about leaders might "restore arguments to proceed reform". LDP has resumed discussion on budget and tax reform around this period. After the New Moon, and after ingressing into Virgo on 8/23, on 8/25 the Sun will touch Mercury, and leaders might come up with new ideal for better future and speak about it. Then the Sun will make contact with Neptune and Saturn around 8/27 - 30. Leadership might work on establishing new administrative system. Then on 9/1-7, the Sun translates Pluto-Jupiter opposition to brings our strong argument and power struggle into the society.

Aspects among the rest of the planets

There are two important exact aspects of note among outer planets for this Moon month, opposition between Jupiter and Pluto on 8/8 and square between Jupiter and Uranus on 8/21. Jupiter will translate and bring forth the influence of the square between Uranus and Pluto, exact on 5/21. As Jupiter spreads those themes in collective unconscious into social awareness, power of individual should be more respected in the organizational operation, and ways to reflect those points in the system would be sought after earnestly.

The first inner planet to track is Venus, which touched Mars before the New Moon on 8/3. Project team meeting after new cooperation has formed. After the New Moon, Venus touches nothing major until it changes its sign to Libra on 8/17. Then it translate energy between Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter, the three social planets forming T-Square from 8/24 to 8/28. Change of value and understanding within cooperation or organization is suggested which might bring feeling of split or conflict.

Next let's look at what Mercury is up to. After changing direction on 7/21, Mercury has been inactive for a while. After the New Moon it changes sign into Leo on 8/8, the day Jupiter and Pluto exactly oppose to each other. Deep and dynamic argument might be going with each has firm philosophy to insist. Then Mercury will touch Saturn and Uranus around 8/12-15. Plans to establish structure or rule might appear, and then considerations to improve social structure or order follow. Mercury will come into its own sign of Virgo on 8/24, and then it will touch the Sun on 8/25 to help leaders to come up with idealism. Neptune is on the other side to the Sun and Mercury, which will pour oil to already burning idealism. Then Mercury will touch Saturn and Pluto on 8/27-28, making true effort to turn the ideal into real. On 8/31, Mercury will touch Jupiter and large scale exchanges of ideas will be supported around this period.

Next, let us talk about Mars, the action department. After the New Moon there is no major aspect except for Moon in this Moon month. Only action of not for this month is ingressing into Leo on 8/28, which will be talked about in the latter section.

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, no planets change their direction.

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 Cancer to Leo on 8/28. While in Cancer, people tend to look for collective safety and mutual understanding of feeling. After coming into Leo, people start to assert in order to express individual creativity and to take leadership.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to utilize our Leo Sun's energy to be creative and dramatize in order to impress other people and heat up the society. It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.
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