This September 20, 2017 (Sept 19 MST) New Moon occurs just into sidereal Virgo. It conjoins Benetnash of the Great Bear and the Super-giant Whirlpool Galaxy M51, Javijava of Virgo, the M100 Sprial Galaxy in the Virgo Cluster, and Labrum, Theta (θ), Epsilon (ε) and Beta (β) of Crater, the Grail.
The stars of Virgo support the preparation and purity of self for our greatest wellbeing and highest evolutionary attainment. On a fundamental level, Virgo is of hard work, is health conscious and methodical in development and progress, of order, continuity, stability, new beginnings, cultivation, and harvest—the sign of agriculture. Virgo imparts a meticulous, organized, perfectionist and methodical nature. It also imparts a strong focus in communication and logistics, an intellectual expression, with emphasis to being in service to others.
The stars expressing through the first few degrees of this area of the zodiak have a transitional energetic, moving from the out-going externalized expression of latter Leo to one focused upon inner personal growth and human development. The Leo-Virgo cusp is however also of political-religious figureheads along with their grand diversionary dramatics, thus bringing a strong emphasis to the need for discernment, from blindly following the propaganda of elitist totalitarian world powers designed to maintain ignorance in the illusion of separation, to the discovery of a deeper hidden truth that leads to personal enlightenment, the awakening of suprahuman potential.
This is the first lunar cycle articulating the eclipse current established from the previous Total Eclipse lunar cycle, here impelling the practical application of the eclipse theme, applying self-initiative and self-authority to break trail into new horizons of awareness. Our New Moon and this lunar cycle impels us to find our own solutions and fulfillment rather than acquiescing to the big-business-political paradigm to provide them. It requires movement from blindly following authoritarian leaders or self-proclaimed gurus we once were expecting to safely lead us. It impels us as individuals to create progressive change, to be culturally creative to manifest our own solutions. It impels us to use discernment to transcend dramatics occurring in the world and to see through diversionary propaganda, especially through media (of all types), to what is real, to become self-aware through unitive participation with all life. It impels us to take responsibility to create a far more fulfilling future than one driven by self-serving leaders and their conglomerates. It emphasizes self-initiated leadership in service to others on a personal basis far more than depending upon or looking to establishments or governing bureaucracies for solution. It also impels those in leadership or authoritative positions and for big-business or political entities to transition from a self-serving focus to one that is in service to empower others.
The Equinox occurs on September 22, 20:01:44 UT (1:01:44 PM MST), just before the Crescent Moon, marking entry into the last quarter of our annual solar cycle, generally a quarter about initiating change.
Several events occur on the First Quarter Moon: The Sun, the Dwarf Planet Makemake and Vesta conjoin, adding to the First Quarter Moon's stimulus to action. The Sun-Vesta-Makemake conjunction brings emphasis to clarifying our focus upon our pursuits for physical attainment, whether they may be personal or professional pursuits, of a material or financial nature, or a position or accomplishment, along with issues related to the administration or acquisition of material resources. Makemake (pronounced MAH-keh MAH-keh - "e" is pronounced "ay" in Polynesian) is the Polynesian name for the creator god of humanity in the mythology of the South Pacific island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). More about Makemake. More about Vesta.
The First Quarter Moon conjoins Juno, asteroid of covenants in relationships. Juno and the Centaur Chariklo, in a rare synchronous retrograde, have recently completed their retrogrades and will now move to make their third geocentric conjunction, which occurs on October 13. See: Juno & Chariklo 2017. The Resonance of Our Relationships. First Quarter Moon occurs as Pluto stations to complete its retrograde, retrograde Uranus returns to conjoin Eris, and Jupiter (conjoining Haumea) and Uranus make their third and final geocentric opposition. In addition, Saturn and Ixion, now both direct, move to re-create their Yod with Haumea to Sedna, and retrograde Chiron moves into position to recreate its Yod with Eris to Saturn Ixion—all continuing the dynamic set of alignments that began in 2016.
The Double Yods
The Yod from Saturn-Ixion and Jupiter Haumea to Uranus-Eris has been predominant throughout 2017. I presented more about this Yod, along with the new Jupiter-Haumea 13.5-year synodic cycle, in the previous August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Lunar Planner.
Yods demand the application of two energetics to create a solution in a third. This can be somewhat paradoxical for a few reasons, but this Yod is even more exemplary of this paradox. Saturn and Ixion have been in a synchronous retrograde, tightly conjoined, over the sting of the Scorpion, a stellar energetic that can express just as sounds, but also providing opportunity for transformation by embracing the sting of life experience as the elixir that catalyzes such transformation. The Saturn-Ixion synthesis, in part, exemplifies and stimulates the resonance of long-established patriarchal tyrannical forces and their manifestations in the world, whether as authoritarian-type people or authoritarian bureaucratic systems and establishments. In contrast the Haumea-Jupiter synthesis is exceptionally dynamic to mobilize a healthy and new rebirth in consciousness. These two energetics, as the base points of the Yod (sextile), actually work in strength together, however in an oscillatory fashion (due to Sedna's presence at their opposite mid-point) to address and stimulate Sedna as the solution for (goal of) the Yod. This means that these two dynamics are energetically allied to directly support the re-emergence of the long-lost exiled feminine principle on Earth and to entice the emergence of the feminine force in the world, especially stimulating women to emerge as this diving force. With the return of the feminine principle we also have the return of respect for all life—all species of life. More about Sedna.
Chiron, in its retrograde, returns into position to form a second Yod in this geometry of aspects. Chiron first moved into this position (cuspal sidereal Pisces) forming a Yod with Sedna to the Uranus-Eris opposition to Haumea in mid-2016. It too has been active since then and completes now. I presented more about this Yod, along with the new Saturn-Ixion synthesis, in the February 26, 2017 Annular Solar Eclipse Lunar Planner.
Although we have moved through the climatic and catalytic Ceres Jupiter-Haumea Eris-Uranus T-Square occurring throughout the last lunar cycle, the energetic created by these longer-term planetary alignments and their expression in our lives is far from over, as it continues throughout this lunar cycle. It will also formulate the energetic of the following New Moon and of the lunar cycle to follow.
Jupiter's mobilizing and expansive force is still quite active as Jupiter makes the third and final opposition to Uranus on the First Quarter Moon. This engages full entry into the second half of the Jupiter-Uranus 13.5-year synodic cycle, which began in 2010, a cycle impelling mobilization and expansion of progressive radical change to break away from the restrictions and conformity of the past, both in external established structures in the world and internally established structures of individual and collective consciousness. The Jupiter-Uranus opposition, and movement into the second half of this cycle, is a time bringing greater perspective and subsequent realization to what this really means in our lives.
Jupiter's movement into the first several degrees of sidereal Libra, past its conjunction with Haumea and the prominent stars Eta Carinae of Argo Navis (foreteller of evolutionary change), Archturus of Boötes and Spica of Virgo, brings emphasis to establishing environmental conditions and interpersonal relations that provide support for our safe and harmonious wellbeing and evolutionary fulfillment, and the opportunity for the healthy growth and development of the young and for newly incarnating souls. This is also the first lunar cycle occurring after the Jupiter-Haumea conjunction in opposition to Eris, which occurred during the catalytic Ceres T-square of last month. This engages an expansive and mobilizing energetic to birth a new consciousness on Earth, to remake a new expression of our lives, and brings emphasis to create a proper and harmonious environmental resonance in our lives to ensure this occurs.
Do not underestimate the powerful and dynamic influence of the Dwarf Planet Haumea, and now mobilized by Jupiter's expansive influence. Similar to Haumea's daughter, the goddess Pele of the Big Island of Hawaii, like molten flowing lava, Haumea reforms, redefines and recreates anew.
For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, this entire lunar cycle is an ideal time to work with the Saturn, Uranus and Jupiter Bio-harmonic Audio Mediations. See this Month's Lunar Calendar for exact aspect times; or the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.
The Sun, Earth and Eris align on October 16, a few hours after the Balsamic Moon, the Sun conjoins Haumea on October 17, the Sun moves into sidereal Libra on October 18, and the Sun, Moon, Earth and Uranus align on October 19, on the New Moon. These events initiate the new annual Earth-Eris and Earth-Uranus synodic cycles and mark the midpoint of the Earth-Haumea cycle. This initiates the first Uranus synodic cycle occurring in sidereal Aries—all creating another dynamic lunar cycle involving the Uranus-Eris, Haumea, Saturn-Ixion-Pholus, Sedna planetary geometry.
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Sep 3, 2017: TRAPPIST-1 in Aquarius is the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system.... See "TRAPPIST-1
Planetary Star System in Aquarius."
Aug 30, 2017: This is especially significant for The Haumea Pluto Generation of 1952-1957, The Saturn Pluto Haumea Generation of 1947-1948, and The Uranus-Haumea Generation of 1962. See "The Haumea-Pluto Connection."
Jul 23, 2017: Chiron has recently entered sidereal Pisces, now in the first few degrees, which brings emphasis not only to emotional healing but more so to healing of long-established behavioral patterns, which often extend beyond this lifetime. These can even be inherited genomic and epigenetic patterns not of our own making, but that have formulated over eons. I have recently added an extensive update about Chiron based upon its orbital parameters and discovery. This is entirely new material about Chiron. See "The Astronomy and Astrology of the Centaurs."
Jul 18, 2017: 2007 OR10 is the largest unnamed world in our solar system and the third largest of the currently known Dwarf Planets. Think it is worthy to consider? Were is it in your chart? See "The Astronomy and Astrology of Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10."
Jul 17, 2017: Leave it to the Zen Archer to bring inspiration to search for what can not be seen. What's next for the Horizon spacecraft as it makes passage past the gatekeeper Pluto? See "The Astronomy and Astrology of 2014 MU69."