There is a New Moon on 16 December, 2009 and I’m making my new year’s resolutions now. Not because of the New Moon, that’s just how it’s happening. Doesn’t surprise me, though; the lunation occurs in my tenth house and throws out some lovely trines to my second house Jupiter and sixth house Sun.
My personal experience with the trines is that you gotta love ’em. When my oppositions, squares and a rather tough quincunx makes me want to howl at the sky, it’s the trines that come and like a loving parent, pick me up, wash my face and cuddle me while telling me it’s going to be all right. I know some things are never going to be all right. They might be tolerable at times, impossible at others, but nothing’s really going to fix them. So I march along with the rest of humanity to my death (sorry, Scorpio is strong in me) with my motley collection of dreams and desires, achievements and failures, heartbreaks and joys.
Unlike the new agers, I do not believe that the earth experience is a great gift and we should fall to our knees because we find ourselves in a body. I think the space-time dimension is a realm of limitations and it’s slow, tortuous, and if you’re not careful, boring. But I’m not going to stand and argue with you about it. I might, if you catch my interest, if you’re passionate about what you’re saying. But if you’re some uninformed, obnoxious boor whose hair is neater than the ideas in his brain, then, no dice. Because not only are you boring, you’re superficial and I have too many other things to do.
Are you horrified by what I said? Let me add that I mean what I said and I say it here with vehemence. Because that is how I feel. I blame it on my Mars-Moon opposition in the third and ninth. I’m usually careful about how I use my verbal sword, because those who live by it, die by it. But that damned Mars preening in Leo is heating up a Grand Cross in my chart right now and I am rage.
If you’re an astrologer, how many time have you had some idiot (no, I don’t care what their day job is) harangue you about astrology? And it’s not just astrology, is it? There are people with perfectly manicured nails that have never had an original thought in their lives. People who live like animals. They can’t think for themselves. They have to read reviews before they decide to watch a movie or read a book. People who would never stick their neck out for their beliefs. How can they? What are their beliefs? What do they study? What have they explored? This is the general population? These are the people for whom scientists are struggling to find cures and astrologers are breaking their backs to provide emotional relief? Not me. I will have no truck with them. I’m clearing my world. Because for me, personally, faking it takes a great toll. And I do have to fake it when I’m with people whose ideas and interests do not jibe with mine.
For those of you that are academically inclined: Tr Mars at 19 Leo doth conjunct my Sun which benighted light doth be opposed by Tr Neptune-Jupiter-Chiron in Aquarius. Forsooth! The natal Mars-Moon doth square this deluded, hurting livid lot and maketh me…spout harsh words!
When I started this post what I intended to do was write about the New Moon. But, I suspect, all I’ve done is vent and probably antagonize people who base their decisions on reviews. To retract now would be cowardly and undo what I’m trying to do: be honest. I agree I could do it more pleasantly, but we’re all works in progress and sometimes my progressed Libra Mercury is just ineffectual. What I can do, though, to ameliorate the situation, is tell you what I’ve been thinking about this lunation. It’s happening in Sagittarius, right? The sign associated with the ninth house. So look at your beliefs. Examine what you believe in. This is very important because our beliefs determine our inner realities. They also affect our actions and hence what we do in the external world; but their effect on our internal environment is very strong.
This New Moon will sextile Neptune-Jupiter-Chiron in Aquarius and trine the Leo Mars. It conjuncts Venus and Pluto (in Capricorn) and squares both Saturn and Uranus. Decode it for yourself, or go to Big Sky Astrology or AstroDispatch and read all about it. Me, I think it’s going to be a powerful lunation.
Don’t they say that music calms a wild beast? It’s true. While writing this, I saw a haiku that the wonderful astrologer Linda Reid wrote on her Facebook page. Let me quote the interaction for you because it ends with her haiku on the grand cross:
The sad frog wonders
Shadowy water sighs
The break after the storm
It doth calmeth
My grand cross
A grand cross rises
Luminous energy soars
Brings fire burning with light
See? Wisdom will show you the way out every time, even out of a grand cross!
If you’re an astrology student, you might want to check out her blog http://zodiacgarden.blogspot.com/. She posts great stuff there and her Venus series is especially helpful. She’s a great teacher.