Redefining the Administrative Use of Power & Resources
& the Great Turning in April 2014

The Message of Mars & Comet ISON

with a glimpse into the Mars, Ceres and Vesta
Synchronous Retrogrades with Makemake and Haumea


The Mars-Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto Grand Square
of April 2014

Nick Anthony Fiorenza


There are several significant planetary configurations involving Mars from late 2013 into mid-2014 that impel what may become a major turning in areas associated with the administrative use of power and the application of material resources in the world. It may stimulate a primary turning in the global economy that dwarfs that which occurred in 2008. It inspires us to redefine how we use our creative force in our personal lives and in the world at large.

Mars & Comet ISON

The Mars-ISON Conjunction 2013

The first configuration is the unprecedented month-long conjunction of Mars and the herald Comet ISON under the Head of the Lion that begins on the Equinox of September 22, 2013. This conjunction should NOT be taken lightly. Comet ISON's very close passage by and conjunction with Mars provides a prominent message to humanity, which in part is about the extreme importance of how we use creative power especially in the global arena and in international relations. It also creates a significant stimulus to already hot and eruptive Mars, and to all that is Mars related; i.e., the use of creative power of those in prominent or notable leadership positions, as well as fueling eruptive events that become high profile upon the global stage. This conjunction may not only stimulate unexpected outbursts of warlike or antagonistic behavior, but it simultaneously stimulates audacious creative action to break trail into new territory, to pursue new horizons personally as well as inspiring entirely new approaches in leadership. Let us hope for the latter.


Valles Marineris, the Grand Canyon of Mars

Soaring high above Valles Marineris, the "Grand Canyon of Mars," viewers look down and catch a sight resembling parts of the desert West of the United States, but on a vastly greater scale. Here the canyon averages over a hundred miles wide, and its floor is heaped with rocks, sediments, and landslide debris. Within the canyon walls lie possibly hundreds of layers filling many pages of Mars' geologic record. Image & Caption Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Mars is an expressive and initiating creative force. Mars is of sexuality, vitality, life force, and power. In its mature expression, Mars stimulates our capacity to respond in assertive action. It is of leadership, self reliance, and victorious. It is audacious, brave, instinctual, passionate and willful. For the less mature, or when poorly placed in a chart, Mars can express as the awry or ballistic use of power, lack of self-control, abuse in all if its forms, and with selfish motive and greed that is based in the fear of not surviving or not being provided for. The Mars aspect of self (sacrum, base chakra, adrenals sexual organs) is the area generally held in most judgment by many people—due to this force having been used destructively and manipulatively in the history of the solar system resulting in aberrations and devastation of life; hence often dubbed the planet of war. Because of this, total rejection and lack of love is often projected toward the Mars quality / base chakra of self—alienating it even more.

The ISON-Mars conjunction begins in late sidereal Cancer under the aupices of Dubhe of Ursa Major and conjoining Acubens of Cancer and the stars forming the Head of Hydra—in the context of the September 5, 2013 Lunar Planner.

The Great Bear, Ursa Major, lies north of Cancer (the Egyptian Scarab) and the Lion. Ursa Major extends west over sidereal Cancer, and slightly east just into the cusp of sidereal Virgo. Ursa Major’s wide variety of stars fall into the ecliptic throughout these two signs, Leo and Cancer. The Stars of the Great Bear are associated with the global scene and world powers; and reveal the diverse dynamic of these ruling forces in general.

Dubhe (Alpha) and Merak, (Beta) of Ursa Major, expressing through later Cancer, manifest the integrous side of the Great Bear and world powers. They are the pointers to Earth’s current North Star, Polaris of the Little Bear, Ursa Minor. They impel us to seek a greater vision for future generations; bringing attention to and caring for the young. Dubhe embodies the pursuit for a greater vision beyond the accepted political-religious dogmas of the human world that keep humanity in darkness and delusion; and against the controlling global forces perpetuating that dogmatic rule. At a personal level, Dubhe asks us to do all we can to achieve the greater vision that we hold for the unfoldment of our lives—for the true nourishment, fulfillment, and freedom we seek. Dubhe asks us to emerge from the collective and our own personal dogmas (our belief structures) and our limiting life patterns that keep us bound in life scenarios that are less than those we truly want. Dubhe supports us to strive for a new and better future rather than merely staying reactive to the limitations we have already created and reinforce with our existing beliefs.

The Mars-Comet ISON 2013 conjunction star chart

The actual constellation of Cancer ends a bit before the end of the sidereal sign of Cancer, leaving an open area in the sand, which leads to the path of the Lion. Here we find the Head of the Lion, just past the longitude of Merak. The Lion faces west, with its head looking over into sidereal Cancer with Algieba (the mane), Adhafera (on the crest of the mane), Rasalas (the crown), and Algenubi (the eye) all composing the Lion's head. Algenubi, the eye of the lion, Rasalas, the crown, and Subra the paw of the Lion (slightly south of the ecliptic), lie in the last few degrees of sidereal Cancer.

Acubens, Alpha Cancer lies next to the open star cluster M67, composed of about 500 stars, one of oldest (~10 billion years). Acubens and M67 expresses as a long established heritage, lineage, inheritance, birthright, or something passed down through generations. Acubens can also articulate our entrapment in dogma. This can be the current political / religious beliefs of the times, as well as that created by our personal belief structures—the ideas we have about our lives and experiences we have in our lives—generally inherited. Acubens indicates a tenacious hold and stubborn resistance to release the patterns we hold that keep us entrapped in our limiting life scenarios.

Zeta Hydra lies immediately south of Acubens. Delta through Zeta Hydra and Pulsar CP0834 (which conjoins Gianfar of Draco, the poisoned place) create Hydra's head. Zeta Hydra and surrounding stars indicate a multifarious undermining source of destruction (every time Hercules took off one the Hydra's heads, it immediately grew another). The conjunction of Acubens and Zeta Hydra reveals that the repetitive undermining experiences in our lives are manifest from our own tenacious belief structures

These conjoining stars articulate that to overcome the undermining and relentless manifestations created by our very sticky behavioral patterns requires perseverance to destroy (cut off heads of Hydra) the very beliefs we hold that crystallize that which repetitively undermines our greater fulfillment. Ultimately, Dubhe asks us to do all we can to achieve a greater vision for the evolutionary freedom and fulfillment that we seek—freedom from the dogmas, both collective and personal that keep us entrapped in darkness and delusion.

Mars and ISON maintain their conjunction as seen from Earth as ISON crosses the orbit of Mars on October 1 as it heads toward the Sun, creating a principle resonance with Mars during this month-long conjunction. At this time, we see Mars and ISON moving under the Head of Lion, conjoining Algenubi, Eye of the Lion, and Rasalas, the Crown. Overseeing is Merak of the Great Bear, and underlying from the southern heavens is Naos of Argo Navis.

Merak inspires the administration of Dubhe's theme—to assertively pursue the manifestation of a greater vision for Earth and humanity. Merak impels dynamic action, to get on with it. Also conjoining Merak is the hind-foot of the Great Bear composed of Tania Bor. and Tania Aus., which brings a strong sense of the power of conviction—that which propels us beyond our current, accepted stance in life, beyond what has been achieved before. This is a power point in the zodiak; a place to leave the comforts of our existing reality behind and to confidently surge into new and unexplored territory.

The Egyptian X

Algenubi, Eye of the Lion, and Rasalas, the Crown of the Lion, best articulate the theme of this few degree band of the ecliptic. Algenubi is of "breaking trail." These are the explorers, pioneers, and adventurers with little interest or contentment to merely fit in with those performing on the worldly stage. They want to go beyond the norm in accomplishment (Rasalas), they are undaunted in the face of perilous explorations and are proud to demonstrate it.

Naos, Zeta Puppis of the Argo, is one star of five creating the “Egyptian X” along with Procyon, Betelgeuse, Phaet Alpha Columba the Dove; and with the center star being Sirius—our impetuous Great World Teacher. Naos is the brightest star of Puppis and one of the brightest in the sky. Naos is an evolved and dynamic supergiant star, and sole star moving at a vast speed. Naos is indicative of a wise and old but very active soul. On the aplustre of the stern of the Argo, Naos holds an elevated position ideal for navigation. Naos can be considered our inner sanctum of the soul, and provides motivation to observer and navigate from our inner perceptual and intuitive awareness. Naos is a star of transcendent power and purpose behind or directing the mission of the soul. Naos imparts somewhat of a spiritual warrior quality and motivates us to explore deeper levels of self and the mysteries of life, and to address the underling currents driving our experiences in life.

Adventurism, exploration, breaking new trail, to go where we have not gone before, to get on with it—to engage, are all themes here. These are actions that require the courage of self-conviction, belief in self and in our paths in life; to have the inner confidence to step away from the convention of mass consensus and beyond the boundaries of known self—an energetic quite fitting to the Mars-ISON synthesis.

This is a principle energetic imprint being set for the expression of Mars in our lives and a significant message from our herald Comet ISON. The ISON-Mars conjunction with Dubhe and Merak overseeing the stars forming the Lion's Head create impetus for administrative forces and world powers to break trail with audacious leadership in ways that support a greater vision beyond the dogmatic darkness of our past ways, one that leads all people of the world to a greater evolutionary fulfillment. Will we heed ISON's message or succumb to the lower-order forces of Mars and our past patterns regarding the use of power? This is a significant question especially throughout October and November of 2013 and one continuing to echo over several months ahead.

Arriving to Leo's sidereal cusp a few days later, on the New Moon of October 4, and creating a part of the October lunar cycle theme, Mars and ISON then conjoin Subra, Paw of the Lion, Alphard of Hydra, Alpha Pictor, Alpha Pyxis and Suhail al Mulif Velorum, both of Argo Navis. These southern stars further articulate the nature of the energetic of this several degree area of cuspal Leo as we approach Regulus, the King, or Heart of Leo.

Alphard, Alpha Hydra, is the "Solitary One." Alphard inspires us to step away from the comfort and security of the accepted and agreed upon consensus defining our known reality, to walk a lone path. It asks us to risk our reputations, our work, our lives, and our beliefs, driven by the passion within our hearts, to find new answers to the challenges that we face in out pursuits. Alphard, in conjunction with the head of the Lion, is often of those who, for one reason or another, have self-exiled themselves from the norm, who stand alone, or are willing to, yet who create new ways that the masses would not otherwise pursue.

South of the Head of the Lion Star Chart

Subra, marking the sidereal Cancer-Leo cusp, is the paw of the Lion impressed in the desert sand. Subra is of prints, tracks, plans, codices and ancient maps—clues to hidden trails and paths obscured by the sands of time. Subra indicates a discovery process is at hand, one leading to the secret chambers, entryways, even to liftoff sites of the gods—places hidden from ordinary view. Simply, Subra asks that we dig, explore, uncover, and find a new way to navigate the passage that leads to living from the integrity and passion of out hearts, that which Regulus, the heart of the Lion, embodies.

Synthesizing with Subra is the primary star of the very southern constellation Pictoris, the Painter's Easel. Alpha Pictoris indicates a picture or scenario is emerging from the æthers. This is a picture assembling itself as we break trail in our discovery process. Alpha Pictoris asks us to see the pathway or entryway emerging out of the mist covering an abyss, in the rock of a mountain side, in the billowing clouds blown by the wind, in the leaves fallen upon the ground, or simply in our mind's inner eye. Alpha Pictoris asks us to creatively assemble the signs, to read the message, to see the coalescing spirit substance yet to become, to elicit a new picture, a new life experience, from this substance. (Alpha Pictor is very south, not shown in this star chart.)

Pyxis is the Crow's Nest (or compass) of the Argo, the galactic ship. Alpha and Beta Pyxis, just into sidereal Leo, conjoins Subra, the paw of the Lion, and Alpha Pictoris. The stellar qualities of Pyxis ask us to peer far beyond the common world to navigate through potential problems or obstacles upon our exploration. Pyxis inspires us to find the map obscured in the sand, to see the picture waiting to emerge from the obscuring fog into visible sight, and to take an abode, place, vantage, or perspective from which we can see and find distant lands. Pyxis indicates a process, one that requires patience, foresight, and perceptual attentiveness. Although this often is a lonely process, it is one serving our greater evolutionary journey, and as well, the journeys of our colleagues and companions. Pyxis has little interest in the superfluous pursuits of the common world, always seeking new ground, looking forward, gazing ahead through time, to see through the present limitations into the distance for what can yet become.

Eta Carinaee of Argo Navis

The Pup-A Interstellar Explosion: A full view of the Puppis A supernova remnant seen in X-rays by ROSAT. The inset shows a high-resolution view of a small portion of the remnant seen by the Chandra X-ray observatory. Different colors show specific X-ray energies. Image Credit: Chandra: NASA/CXC/GSFC/U.Hwang et al.; ROSAT: NASA/GSFC/S.Snowden et al.

Slightly further along in ecliptical longitude and entering early Leo is Suhail al Mulif of Velorum, the sail of the Argo, and the Pup-A Super-Nova Remnant. The stars of Velorum, on the sail of the Argo, are always indicative of refined subtle energies or currents at work that function at the level of the soul's greater evolutionary journey—those transcendent to the dramatics of the terrestrial incarnational world. These are the currents those found breaking trail often attune to.

"Suhail, among the Persians, is synonymous for wisdom; as in the Al Anwar i Suhaili, the Lights of Canopus. Also a personal title taken in Arabia as a symbol for what is brilliant, glorious and beautiful." (Allen)

Suhail al Muhlif is Suhail of the Oath. Conjoining is the Pup-A Supernova Remnant of Puppis on the stern of the Argo, which enters the ecliptic just before Regulus. Both entries add a transcendent galactic (soul-level) context to the conjoining theme of Alphard of the Hydra, the solitary one, and the stars under the auspices of the head of the Lion.

Suhail al Muhlif and Pup-A are indicative of soul oaths made and set in motion long ago, of soul level missions set out upon that transcend one's incarnational sojourn—missions to open doorways and portals which allow us to reach for and achieve a greater fullness in life. The soul oaths taken are to maintain our personal integrity to our souls' directives, to see to our evolutionary fulfillment in regard to our purposes in the world—to be of the Kahi Nub of Canopus, meaning the Golden Earth—to become what is beautiful and glorious. Pup-A also provides the inspiration and motivation to demonstrably live our soul oaths and soul wisdom, to stand forth humble yet proud in that purpose.

We can see the progression of the Mars-ISON conjunction starting with the Dubhe-Acubens theme, motivating the pursuit for a greater vision beyond the repetitive undermining patterns that keep humanity suppressed in darkness, not only personally but also for world powers. The twosome then move to imbue the progressive theme inspired by Algenubi, Subra, and conjoining stars, of breaking trail into new domains of experience, of discovery and eliciting a new picture to emerge. Mars and ISON then move to the stellar qualities of Suhail al Muhlif, bringing our focus to that which we are really doing here in our greater evolutionary sojourn on Earth—especially impetus for older more mature souls, the wayshowers, to step forth, those who have the capacity to bring forth the wisdom and light to lead and guide the way. Finally we come to Regulus of Leo. North of and conjoining Regulus are Megrez and Phecda of the Great Bear.

Regulus, Alpha Leo, is "Chief or King of the Four Royal Stars" (Regulus Fomalhaut, Aldebaran, and Antares). Throughout antiquity Regulus was associated with royalty and kings (the colors royal blue and gold). Its name is given as "the Regulus" or "the Rex," meaning the "Law Giver." Regulus is considered the governing king of the four royals for several reasons. It lies almost exactly upon the ecliptic, thus, once a year around Aug 22-23, during Earth's orbit around the sun, the Sun occults Regulus. Residing at 5° sidereal Leo, Regulus is the only one of the four royal stars prominently aspecting the fixed axis of Earth's Precessional Cross (the Gate of God at 5° Sag and the Gate of Man at 5° Gemini), both in longitude and in latitude. The Rex is therefore an administrative seat, a foundational star insuring integrity and order.

On the personal level, Regulus is about our inner "vertical integrity," that is, living true to self, openly on the world stage. This means walking in confidence and with self-respect, aligned with the truth in our hearts, in thought, word, and deed. Our personal integrity, our inner vertical attunement, must precede any horizontal, humanitarian participation in the world (Leo's opposite Aquarian pole). Without this inner integrity we become self-sacrificing, entrapped in a sympathetic resonance, giving self away at the cost of our hearts' truth. This perpetuates discord and dysfunction for self and for others because we are simply living a lie. Only by living from our personal integrity and true to heart do we provide opportunity for others to also stand in their integrity and live their truth. On the other side of coin, without the maturity of acknowledging the Aquarian polarity, we can become ego-driven, where it is all about “I” without caring or concern for others.

Regulus is of prominence, eminence, nobility, royalty, pride, courage, pioneering pursuits, self-reliance, independence, and influential leadership. Regulus impels the desire to create order, and a dynamic pursuit to win, to be on top or in the limelight. Significant alignments with Regulus often indicate those with a prominent role in the global arena or on stage.

Conjoining Regulus is the Seyfert Galaxy NGC 3227 of Leo, which lies next to Algieba, the mane of the Lion, and expresses the power and wisdom of the Lion from the integrated head and heart. This Seyfert produce a dynamic and outgoing expression, common to those prominently on stage.

Mars and ISON conjoin Regulus on October 15, 2013 inviting us to demonstrably live in this higher level of personal integrity, to use our creative force in a leadership capacity that truly forges the way into a new paradigm on Earth, one in alignment and attunement with our greater evolutionary fulfilment. It especially brings emphasis to those prominently on stage in the world—demanding the embodiment and demonstration of the entire progression articulated by Mars-ISON conjunction under the Head of the Lion, or acquiesce to the ramifications if we don't that our herald Comet ISON forewarns. ISON's entire journey through our solar system is explored in "Comet ISON 2013: The Astronomy and Astrology." The Mars-ISON conjunction is but one of a series of signifiers helping to reveal this comet's message.

The Mars-ISON conjunction leads into the very significant Hybrid Solar Eclipse Lunar Cycle of November 2013, where occurs the primary turning of the 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto Square, along with several additional planetary configurations, and with ISON's climatic passage through the inner solar system. Events occurring in November and December of 2013 mark a prominent shift from "stimulus to create radical and revolutionary change," that has been occurring over the last many years, into the "demonstrable action" quarter of the Uranus-Pluto 138-year cycle, which will continue to express over many years to follow. A detailed exploration of that Lunar Cycle and the events occurring within it will be presented in the November 3, 2013 Lunar Planner.

The above events are also presented in:

Revolution & Revelation: The Uranus-Pluto Square
Comet ISON 2013: The Astronomy and Astrology
The September, October & November 2013 Lunar Planners

The Mars bio-Harmonic Audio Meditation

For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, this entire 4-week period starting on Sept 22 is an ideal time to work with the Mars audio meditation. See the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" for exact aspect times, found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.

Mars, Ceres, Vesta, Makemake & Haumea
Their Synchronous Retrogrades &
The April 2014 Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter-Mars Grand Square

Massive Eta Carinaee of Argo Navis

Eta Carina, Lord of the Waves, the Akkadian Ea (Ia), the Sumerian Enki, chief god of the city Eridhu (Eridu*) (he who warned Noah), generally is considered the foreteller of impending catastrophic change, but also the instructor of the way through such evolutionary transitions.

One of the Universe's most impressive stars, Eta Carinaee, is found in the nebula (shown above). It is one of the most massive stars in our Milky Way, over 100 times the mass of the Sun and about four million times brighter, making it the most luminous star known. Current observations indicate that Eta Carinae remains highly unstable and may explode as a supernova at any time.

Image Credit: Chandra X-Ray Observatory / Harvard. NASA/HST - J. Morse/K. Davidson

In late 2013, Mars moves into sidereal Virgo and the stars of the Virgo constellation, along with Ceres and Vesta (shown in the video below). The first significant event occurring here is the sequential conjunctions of Ceres, Vesta and Mars with the recently discovered Dwarf Planet Makemake. Makemake resides at a very principle location in the heavens, just under the North Galactic Pole and conjoining the anti-vernal point of Earth's Precessional Cross, at 5° sidereal Virgo.


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). Makemake was recently discovered on March 31, 2005. Based upon an exploration of Makemake’s orbital parameters and its recent role during the 2008-2011 economic turn, Makemake appears to bring attention to leadership issues regarding the administration of resources; and in areas involving economics and finance. It may also impel strategic planning and enterprising action to create environmental conditions that ensure a healthy, prosperous and abundant life for groups or for the people in general. Makemake may also act to sort out those who are truly worthy of being in a leadership role from those who are not.

Ceres, Vesta and Comet ISON conjoin Makemake in early November 2013, preceding the Mars-Makemake conjunction, which occurs in early December 2013. Ceres, Vesta and Mars then conjoin Haumea in mid-sidereal Virgo in January 2014, as Mars catches up to Ceres and Vesta.

This leads into the synchronous Ceres-Vesta-Mars retrograde cycles conjoining Haumea and very principle stars of Virgo in late February through June of 2014. These stars include Spica of Virgo, Archturus of Bootes, and massive Eta Carina of Argo Navis, which lies in the very southern heavens (not seen in the chart below).

The extremely catalytic Mars-Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto Grand Square of April 21-23, 2014 occurs during Mars' retrograde, when Mars conjoins Algorab of Corvus—the Messenger Raven.

The Mars, Ceres and Vesta Retrogrades of 2014
with Makemake and Haumea

In addition, each of these planets begin new synodic cycles with Makemake: Ceres and Makemake on December 31, 2013; Vesta and Makemake on January 23, 2014; and Mars and Makemake in late February 2014, the latter along with Venus and Mercury (producing a Mercury-Venus-Mars-Makemake compounded synod).


The Dwarf Planet Haumea (pronounced how-MAY-ah) was discovered on Dec 28, 2004. Haumea has two moons, Hi’iaka (pronounced HEE-’ee-AH-kah) and Namaka (pronounced nah-MAH-kah).

Haumea is the goddess of childbirth and fertility in Hawaiian mythology. Her many children sprang from different parts of her body. She takes many different forms and has experienced many different rebirths. Martha Warren Beckworth suggests the name Haumea more naturally comes from Hanaumea, meaning “sacred birth.” Hence we have an essence of “purity” or a birth of specialness, the ability to produce a fresh or clear state of consciousness.

Haumea’s propensity is to intercede with dynamic motion from a state of equilibrium and poise to support a new birth in consciousness, especially the use of the fundamental primordial forces of life. Haumea also appears to motivate action to reorient world powers’ militaristic destructive use of power and resources into a nurturing force that supports and protects life, home and family; and that aids humanity’s emergence into a spiritually and primordial aware state of being. At a personal level, Haumea inspires the application of our personal attributes and resources for these same principles. More about Haumea and Makemake.

Ceres, Vesta and Mars (and Earth) also begin new synodic cycles with Haumea, occurring in late-March / early April 2014. These conjunctions and synods with Haumea also create a significant part of the energetic formulating the Ceres, Vesta and Mars synchronous retrogrades, the new Earth-Mars Synodic Cycle (Starting on April 8); and the theme of the subsequent and extremely significant Mars-Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto Grand Square of mid-April of 2014, visible in the 2014 Graphic Ephemeris.


Due to her size and spherical shape, Ceres was reclassified as a “dwarf planet” in Aug 2006, along with Pluto and Eris--appropriately honoring Ceres to be the mother of the asteroids; and now places a “planet” in the orbital location where a planet should lie--in this case along with her many children.

Ceres, the mother of the main asteroids, brings awareness to how we nurture and to that which is truly nurturing to us. Ceres embodies mothering and agricultural qualities and brings attention to our relation with the Earth, the land, agriculture, the environment and the seasons. Due to Ceres association with the land and the environment, Ceres is of particular interest in charts associated with environmental changes or events. Ceres reveals our ability to be in universal flow--the unification of giving and receiving as one flow of energy through ourselves. Ceres asks for acknowledgment of our inner needs, to have self love and self worth. Ceres is of concern and caring for others as well as for the Earth. Ceres is associated with fertility, the womb and stomach.

Potential Ceres issues are: fear of abundance, lack and material struggle; low self esteem; unworthiness; abandonment / rejection issues expressing as attachment to people and things, manipulation of loved ones, over-attachment to siblings, possessiveness, and control of siblings or of one’s creations; mother-child complexes; and barrenness.


Vesta is the asteroid of Focus, Dedication & Commitment; of physical, emotional, and mental clarity; and of self-respect. Vesta brings a capacity to be pure within self at all levels for the expression of one’s highest potential and true Essence. Vesta is of strength, purity, and perfection—of total dedication to purpose. Vesta brings attention to that which is of true importance to us and will ignite and burn away that which is not so we can become clear. Vesta is keeper of the sacred flame within self. Vesta asks us to examine our inner values, our passion in life, to become clear on it, and to use our creativity to keep that fire alive.

Potential Vesta issues are: scatteredness, with an inability to focus, commit or carry through; and avoidance of one’s true purpose. Vesta can express as denials to address the mental, emotional and physical purification to support being a pure bio-logical vessel for the expression of Spirit—the requirements to express our true soul intent and purpose. This can manifest as fear of commitment, fear of sex and intimacy in all of its forms, and an invalidation of the emotional and physical aspects of self.

Vesta was discovered on 29 March 1807 by the German physician Heinrich Wilhelm Matthaus Olbers (1758-1840), He named the asteroid for the Roman goddess of virtue at the suggestion of Carl Friedrich Gauss. Vesta was near the Super Galactic Center, the spiritual mother center of the Heavens, in sidereal Virgo—a placement quite fitting to Vesta’s relationship to the Virgin principle.

In mythical language, Vesta is the revered goddess of the Vestal Virgins, the daughter of Rhea and Saturn, the eldest sister of Jupiter, and is keeper of the sacred fire on Mt. Olympus—meaning keeper of the eternal flame (truth) of the soul within self. Fire, the element of Vesta, is purifying for the soul—serving to enlighten and enliven. Vesta and the Vestal Virgins were highly valued and trusted for speaking the truth. They kept and protected all important documents and records. Vesta is also the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family. More about Ceres and Vesta.

I will present the details and explore the meaning of these events in greater depth in the upcoming Lunar Planners in which they occur.

Comments about the Mars-ISON conjunction can be made at the bottom of the Comet ISON web page.

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