This October 19, 2017 New Moon occurs just into sidereal Libra and is opposite Uranus in early sidereal Aries. The Sun-Earth-Uranus alignment initiates the new annual Uranus synodic cycle, the first to occur in sidereal Aries, which will fully engage in January of 2018, as Uranus completes its retrograde. Uranus, having moved from the tumultuous waters of Pisces, now arrives to the hot and dry desert shores of Aries, although it will wash back into late Pisces toward years end due to its retrograde. It will then make its passage through Aries over the next several years (2018-2024). Uranus is also near the completion of its role with the Haumea-Eris opposition, which it began in 2016. It will make two more oppositions to Haumea, one in late November of 2017 and one in early 2018. The Haumea-Eris opposition is a longer-term event, which started in late 2014 and continues through late 2018.
The New Moon lies under the auspices of Boötes, who is the consort of the Virgin and protector of the Virgin principle. Boötes is of strength and responsibility. Boötes functions not by outward force but by spiritual awareness and astute intuitive prowess in the application of esoteric knowledge about environmental issues and transcendent subtle forces. Boötes' actions are based from a place of wisdom, receptivity and sensitivity, actions associated with planning, preparation, and strategy. In our modern stellar mythos of the supine Virgin giving birth into the reincarnational clutches of the Scorpion, the New Moon lies at the thighs of the Virgin, just past Haumea, which conjoins Spica of Virgo and Archturus of Boötes. This several degree area of the zodiak is about environmental resonance and about mutual and intimate support to facilitate a new life expression, and thus the emphasis of this lunar cycle. It is proactive but sensually expressive in nature, and is about creating a new form or a new appearance, much like a soul does when incarnating into human form. It brings emphasis to aesthetics with purpose and to establishing harmony and equilibrium in our environments and in our relations. Deep in the southern heavens are the mysteries (esoteric knowledge) held in the Diamond Cross of the Argo. This lunar cycle sets in motion fresh evolutionary currents that should initiate a more progressive and refreshing period after what has been a disruptive and challenging time over the last many months.
The nature of the environmental resonance in which we evolve, live or place our selves in, directly influences the conformation of our life expression, our behavioral response and the nature of the expression of our human potential. This occurs on many levels. The nature of biological life and its neurological systems evolving on a planet is a product of the solar system resonances created by all of the planets and their cycles, the harmonic symphony in which that life evolves. The environmental resonance in which a soul births into human form directly influences how that soul expresses on Earth. The environmental resonance in which a child is raised directly influences how that child learns, thinks and behaves. The environmental resonance in which we live and participate in during our daily lives directly influences how we feel, act and express ourselves. Many factors, those physical, those energetic and those changing in time, contribute to the nature of our environmental resonance. The resonance of our relations is yet another contributing factor augmenting the nature of our overall environmental resonance. This is due to the quantum level of communication constantly occurring within the fabric of space and time, creating a symbiosis, one interdependent living system.
Venus and Mars conjoined in the previous lunar cycle and now, just before the Crescent Moon, they begin their new 336-day synodic cycle. This is the synthesis of the magnetically attractive force of Venus and the creative action-oriented initiative of Mars. The synod occurs at the hind of the Lion, conjoining Chertan (Chort) of Leo. It lies under the auspices of Mizar of the Great Bear and conjoining from the southern heavens is Suhail Velorum of the Sail of the Argo. This is a windy and fiery area of the zodiak, one impelling enthusiastic, artistic and showing creative expression, but which can also be of diversionary or explosive grand spectacle, thus requiring discernment, attentiveness to detail, and attunement to transcendent guiding currents. It inspires sensual creative brilliance generally expressed through the fine arts and other pleasurable activities.
Saturn begins to leave its long-standing conjunction with tyrannical Ixion over the sting of the Scorpion and makes its full entry into sidereal Sagittarius in this lunar cycle, conjoining the Centaur Pholus, which can act as a metamorphic catalyst to aid in this transition. This often occurs in a mysterious or shrouded way or in a whirlwind of confusion. Along with Uranus' entry into sidereal Aries, Saturn's entry into the starfield of Sagittarius also contributes to creating a significant shift in our evolutionary currents. Saturn had been making passage through sidereal Scorpio since late 2014, an uncomfortable passage for stoic Saturn. Its passage through the stars of the Zen Archer (Sag) will continue to 2020, where the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto cycles make their grand completion, marking the ending of a sociopolitical era. See The 2020 Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto Synods with Ceres, Mars and Pallas to learn more about this and to see Saturn's passage through Scorpio and Sagittarius.
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Saturn's passage through Scorpio, and more so during its finale with Ixion, brought up a great deal of fear with an emotionally-based reactive response for the masses in general. As Saturn makes entry into the stars of the Zen Archer (Sagittarius), we are impelled to relinquish this reactive response and are inspired to shift our focus to manifest our higher ideals and a greater unified awareness. Saturn impels us to mature and to address our fears, eventually to establish a calm and stable inner strength when feeling stressed or challenged. In Sagittarius, this is the discipline and stamina of the Zen Archer.
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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."