This Lunar Month's Theme
Expect the Unexpected & The Right Use of Will
October 1, 2016 - October 30, 2016
A Synopsis of this Lunar Month
This October 1, 2016 New Moon occurs slightly past Jupiter amongst the stars of the Virgin. The Moon, having crossed its north node in the last eclipse lunar cycle, is now a little over 2° north of the ecliptic (and the Sun) nesting exactly between Zaniah and Porrima of Virgo. Jupiter conjoins Zaniah within a fraction of a degree in both elliptical longitude and latitude. This marks a progressive transition in Jupiter's movement during the Mercury-Jupiter-Makemake synthesis occurring throughout the last lunar month and its expression in this lunar month. Jupiter is of higher law, that is, natural law over man-made laws that violate fundamental human rights. The Jupiter-Makemake synthesis had been, in part, illuminating issues surrounding the use of raw creative power by those in leadership positions at the cost of people's freedom and wellbeing, and at the cost of natural resources. We are now at a point in the progression of these planetary cycles that impels a reestablishment of natural law over man-made oligarchical powers that manipulate and control freedom and justice.
Zaniah impels the right use of personal will, and conjoining it from the very southern heavens is Turais of Argo Navis, bringing emphasis and attention to the long-term evolutionary ramifications regarding the use of will. The stars Porrima and Videmiatrix of Virgo and Diadem of Coma Berenices also influence the expression of this New Moon and the energetic of this lunar cycle, emphasizing premonition, foresight, timing and guidance. Mercury, having completed its retrograde, begins its movement to make its third and final conjunction with Jupiter, which will occur several days into this lunar cycle, near the location of the New Moon, also between Zaniah and Porrima.
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Mercury's retrograde and its conjunctions with Jupiter occurring in the last lunar cycle impelled a redefining period to expand how we think and to align our thoughts with the higher principals of Jupiter's massive force. Now, amongst these stars of the Virgin, we have impetus to actualized this energetic through the use of personal will, and in attunement to societal justice, higher intellectual principals and to the natural world. It is also worthy to note that Mercury will arrive to its exalted location in the ecliptic, which conjoins Porrima and Zaniah. This too impels the refined or exalted expression of Mercurial qualities, that is, expressing morally righteous and integrous intellectual capacities, and also of heightened mental capacities.
The New Moon also conjoins the distant planet 2010 GB174, which is a member of what I call The Transcultural Planets along with Sedna and several other recently discovered planets. All of these planets lie in the far distant region of our solar system, and all have very long orbital periods, in the thousands of years, that is, nesting in the time span of Earth's Precessional Cycle. GB174 has an orbital period of 6344 years. Thus, the transcultural planets are more associated with the greater evolutionary process occurring on Earth. GB174 has not been given a name nor do we have much if any comprehension of its astrological character, so perhaps adding somewhat of a wildcard dynamic to this lunar cycle. GB174 was discovered in April of 2010 conjoining the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies (Super Galactic Center).
Mercury conjoins GB174 on October 12, 03:16 UT (Oct 11 MST), just after the final Mercury-Jupiter conjunction occurring on Oct 11. Jupiter conjoins GB174 on October 17, 17:45 UT, the day after the Full Moon. Perhaps this New Moon, this lunar cycle, and the Mercury-Jupiter-GB174 conjunctions will bring some insight into the astrological nature of GB174.
Highlighting this lunar cycle is the Uranus-Eris-Haumea alignment, with Ceres approaching its second conjunction with Uranus and Eris. The Moon conjoins Haumea opposite the Uranus-Eris conjunction hours after the New Moon, initiating this dynamic lunar month. Uranus and Eris, both in the midst of their retrogrades, just made the second of their three conjunctions toward the end of the last lunar cycle. Uranus and Eris will now make their oppositions to Haumea, which lies in late sidereal Virgo conjoining massive Eta Carinae of Argo Navis, foreteller of impending evolutionary change. These planets move rather slowly so their aspects remain active far longer than those made by faster moving planets. This second Uranus-Eris conjunction marks a dramatic turning point in the Uranus-Eris-Haumea 2016-2017 energetic, which I suspect will unleash an avalanche of radical, unexpected, illuminating disclosures and exposures that will ultimately support a rebirth in consciousness and the reestablishment of what is right and just. The Uranus-Eris-Haumea alignment creates a significant energetic throughout this lunar cycle.
A dynamic and revelatory Full Moon occurs on October 16 UT (Oct 15 MST) due to the Haumea-Sun-Earth-Moon-Uranus-Eris alignment. This also marks the midpoint of the annual Earth-Haumea cycle and initiates the new compounded Earth-Uranus and Earth-Eris cycles.
Saturn, now just a couple of degrees past its alignment with Antares, makes its exact square to the Lunar Nodes on October 8 (Oct 7 MST), although this alignment is quite active for weeks surrounding this date. Neptune will make its exact conjunction to the Lunar Nodes in mid-November of 2016. Saturn and Neptune have recently made their final geocentric square in the previous lunar cycle propelling us fully into the last quarter of their 36.4-year synodic cycle, discussed at length in the article "Sociopolitical & Personal Explorations 2016-2020." The emphasis here is the relinquishment of antiquated sociopolitical ideologies and the societal structures built around those ideologies.
This Saturn Lunar Nodes T-square brings a strong emphasis to change the structure and functionality of long-standing sociopolitical bureaucracies and their agents, which include clandestine orders, big business, political factions and syndicated media, to mention just a few. This is especially true if they do not serve the new sociopolitical ideals forming (Neptune's passage through Aquarius)—a mature and evolved humanitarian-based society that truly nourishes all people and all life. This Saturn Lunar Nodes T-square may express as a last gasp for those structures to change, as well as stimulating authoritarian revolutionary action to change them.
In our personal lives this T-square impels us to look at our own resistances to change and to examine that which we have established in our lives that holds us back in our evolutionary progression. This is a powerful karmic configuration that can accentuate deep-seated patterns of the past as well as the manifestations of those patterns in our lives, in addition to the karmic-based patterns of authoritarian establishments in the world.
Mars moves into position to produce a climatic finale to this lunar cycle. Occurring on October 28 and 29. Mars, in the last few degrees of Sagittarius, creates a T-square to the Uranus-Eris-Ceres opposition to Haumea, with Mars separating in square from Haumea (action upon Haumea theme) and approaching square to Uranus-Eris-Ceres (to effect change). This occurs as the Moon conjoins Haumea in opposition to Uranus, Eris and Ceres, providing a potent lunar stimulus. Ceres is approaching its second conjunction with Eris and Uranus, which occurs in November, but with significant influence in this lunar month. This configuration along with the Saturn-Neptune-Lunar Nodes configuration can create strong geophysical resonances along with environmental upsets.
Do not expect the intensity from the last lunar cycle to abate in this lunar cycle, but do expect unexpected events, perhaps of a disruptive nature, but also providing opportunity for progressive change.
Theses are but a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events, their meaning and more—the underlying cosmic currents upon which we evolve and which guide our daily lives—based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.
For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, this lunar cycle is an ideal time to work with the Uranus audio meditation. See the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" for exact aspect times, found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.