2013年10月07日

New Moon October 2013

This month's New Moon occurs on October 5, 2013, 9:34 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 12th degree of Libra. Since last year, we are thinking about degree meanings with Sabian symbols as hints. The symbol of the New Moon degree is "miners emerging from a mine". 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 12th degree of Libra, where the New Moon this month is, belongs to the second decan of the sign, first half of the decan and 2nd of the 5 degree section. Let us code this as "Libra 2-1-2" 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 Libra's developing ability of developing objectivity. 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 Libra, this is the symbol "a professor peering over his glasse"), is to simply observe the theme of the area. The Libra's function of developing objectivity in order to establish a balance in the given situation is symbolized by the professor's influence upon the students to develop intelligence. Point here is that the focus is the proactiveness of the professor to the students, professor's awareness of students' special ability which is to be developed, symbolized by the FORMER HALF (action) of the 2nd decan of the sign Libra. The second step is what happens inside of the students when received the energy of first movement. Be aware of the object the first step is running after. "Miners emerging from a mine", which is the theme degree for this month, is what is happening inside the students' mind who received the objectifying energy of the professor, becoming miners ready to dig somewhere useful information are accumulated in earth. Then the third step is accumulation of the observations and their understandings. The symbol "children blowing soap bubbles" implies the importance of being aware of the container of the energy (in this case, the children) in which the every kind of motive and corresponding experience is held, in terms of developing curiosity which leads to mature intelligence. When on 4th step, with the image of "a noon siesta" we are focusing on the container (in this case, children) talked above is supported to be grown and function as a nurturing environment in which sound intelligence will grow. There is a Japanese saying that sleep brings up a child well. 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 "circular paths" in this context is that we dramatize the container in which we utilize our intelligence to help living a life easier. We became aware of meaning of utilizing intelligence we have acquired in order to improve 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 10/2-3 when the Sun touched Pluto and Uranus. This Uranus-Pluto which the Sun translated will become the focus of the period because it will become exact on 11/1, two days before the next eclipse, which makes it important in the period the eclipse is effective. After the New Moon, the Sun will touch Jupiter on 10/13 to complete translation of the T square(with a relatively large orb). After touching Jupiter, the Sun ingresses into Scorpio (10/23) and get in touch with Neptune on 10/26. In this period, the image of leadership might become the one with ideal, sensitivity. Then the Sun will touch Pluto, Mercury and Mars on his way to go eclipsed on 11/3 and touch Saturn. These seem to be important period for leaders to remember and carry out some long term plan which has been prepared before.

Aspects among the rest of the planets

There are an important exact aspect of note among outer planets for this Moon month, which is the square between Uranus and Pluto on 11/1. The two planets have been square for some time and the aspect is the fourth of the seven series of contact(the last will occur in March 2015). Collective perspective of expression of each individuality has been changing gradually. Cultural norm which works against Individual growth is reflected and become subject of improvement.

The first inner planet to track is Mars, the action department, which will change its sign on 10/15 and then touch Neptune on 10/20 after the New Moon. Then from 10/31 to 11/3, Mars touches Pluto, Mercury and the Sun and help carry out the plan which we have talked about the Sun section.

Next let's look at what Mercury is up to. After the New Moon Mercury will touch Pluto and Saturn on 10/7 to 10/9. Mercury will think about some long term plans for organization. This might become important because Mercury will start retrograding on 10/21 and come back to this theme around the time the next solar eclipse occurs. Actually, this eclipse occurs with Mercury right on the node! This might make the plan of long term importance.

Next, let us talk about Venus. After the New Moon, Venus will go into Sagittarius and touch Neptune and dream about perfect cooperation on 10/10. Then it touches Uranus on 10/17, and fresh cooperation could be formed and some attractive sensitivity or sense of beauty might be expressed and emitted to society.

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 planet which change its direction is Mercury. Mercury is associated with communication, function of mind which track information or movement, etc. So around the time Mercury changes its direction, 10/21, those things might be felt strongly and come up to front. While Mercury is retrograding, awareness of people tend to direct toward inside which causes miscommunication to occur. But this is nice time to reflect on each own thoughts.

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, only planet among the planets which travel slower than the earth changes its sign is Mars. Mars has been transgressing in Leo so the action has been motivated by drive to dramatize and vitalize the environment. On 10/15, as Mars enters Virgo, people will tend to take action because he/she wants to be useful to the situation or for other people.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to utilize our Libra Sun's energy to be aware of other people to make peace and balance possible and improve the society. It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.
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