The astrology of March features a once-more closing in of Uranus and Pluto in their volatile square combination, plus the retrogrades of Mars — only just beginning in late Libra — and Mercury, officially ended but still in its retrograde shadow until the 21st. As in the previous month of February, we are therefore inner oriented. Uranus is also given a boost by a stationing Jupiter in exact square to Uranus and in opposition to Pluto. The trauma of these times is indeed closely related to Uranus and Pluto coming down, in their storied square, to wrest us from our complacency and get us to ask the difficult questions of ourselves such as where do we need to be learning and growing, as we shuck off behavior that has no real utility for us any longer in our more evolved understanding of ourselves. In this way, we are all going through some degree of future shock, based on our own continuing evolution, to the point where we no longer even recognize our former selves.
This is an exciting month of March, because while we are turning further to the unconscious side of our being, in order to examine our inner workings more closely, we are also venturing out upon new psychological territory that is new and daring. This concept is reflected in the close Uranus-Jupiter square that is near exact for the entire month and on throughout April. Its moment of exact comes next month, on the 20th, magically just as Pluto and Uranus form their exact square at very nearly the same degree and minute of their own respective signs. Meanwhile, Mars in Libra in its retrograde motion comes quite close to exactly opposing Uranus. As we prepare for this cosmic event, hailed by many as the “cardinal grand cross,” still to come next month, we have in March a very strong dose of Uranus and Jupiter, closely aspected by the Pisces New Moon, indicating that brilliant ideas come to us with more frequency than even lately. These are accompanied by synchronicities that signal their symbolic resonance with meaningful change to take place in our thoughts and eventually our deeds and in a revitalized organization for our society.
Sunday’s New Moon in Scorpio is a very interesting configuration, just about the most powerful and intense that we have lately seen. An eclipse is in any case a more potent lunation, being an exact line-up of Sun and Moon, in terms of declination as well as zodiacal degree. Most astrologers feel that the effects of an eclipse last for six months or more. If so, the next six months will be extremely intense indeed, since this configuration, and also that of next month’s Winter Solstice and the New Year chart for 2014, presage a difficult passage of time to come in the year ahead.
The reason that the energy of this New Moon is so strong is that theUranus-Pluto square is exact at this point in time, at about 9 ½ degrees ofAries and Capricorn. This is the planetary alignment that defines our decade as being in many ways like the sixties, when these two powerhouse outer planets were conjunct and when revolutionary protest against a disquieting establishment status quo was in the air. In this case, there are seven such exact alignments, from 2012 to 2015, with this one, which perfected two days ago on November 1st, and the next, of April, 2014, representing the fourth and fifth. The New Moon degree is 11 ¼ and so the aspects that it makes to Uranus and Pluto, a quincunx and a sextile, are less than 2 degrees away from exact, which is quite close. The New Moon is also trine Chiron, the Wounded Healer, in Pisces, which occupies the same degree, while Mars is opposed to Chiron. The November monthly has delineations of this potent combination for all twelve signs.
Oracle Report New Moon in Scorpio: begin, emerge, intend
Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala
The lunar month of the New Moon in Scorpio begins today, and with it the return of the Mahavidyas, specifically the Mahavidya Kamala, the Lotus Goddess Who Brings Transcendence of Limitations.
The lotus is the flower that is rooted in mud but whose petals are uncontaminated by it. It rises from limitation.
Kamala comes on at the perfect time, of course, as the energy of the New Moon at 12 Scorpio is the Sabian symbol “an official embassy ball,” which implies all types of limitations. This symbol represents strict protocol, political theatre couched in the appearance of something it is not (an official embassy ball would be one of my last ideas of fun), and limitations of so-called social constraints.
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The current nature of this on-going Uranus/Pluto square is akin to having teeth extracted without anaesthetic. I know… horrible image, way too visceral for nice, spiritual people and not that pleasant for the rest of us! It’s just that to write with any honesty about this cosmic event, exact today, visceral is going to have to be where it’s at, because this is no walk in the park (unless you’re being chased by a man with a chainsaw that is) and it’s certainly no vacation (unless it’s, you know… at the Bates Motel…). Okay, so I’m guessing you’re getting my drift here, and it’s not just that I’ve been watching too many slasher films in my spare time. This square contains a whole load of very powerful, desperately pent-up energy and if we want to work with that energy in a constructive way we’re going to have to embrace the darker side of our psyche, the unappealing aspects of life and the repressed energy which fuels us from the shadows and distorts much of who we are and what we do.
This is no astrological alignment for the faint hearted, except there is no opt out clause so we’re all in the firing line anyway, faint hearted or not. This square comes to shake us awake to the consequences of past choices, actions and behaviours. It has powerful karmic overtones and reveals the dark under-belly of the current ‘spiritual’ landscape in which so many live these days. It poses the question: what do you deny and how do you do it? And with Venus, Jupiter and even Neptune set adrift from their cosmic companions, there are few places we can turn to for comfort or refuge at this time. All we can do is look in the cosmic mirror and recognise that what we criticise in others is within us.
What we think makes us special doesn’t and however ‘spiritual’ we think we are, in the moment we think it, we’re not. This square asks us ‘Who do you think you are?’, and whatever we try to answer interrupts our response with a scornful laugh that lays bare our best attempts to defend our position and claim some dignity for ourselves.
Uranus-Pluto Square ~ We are now at Drumbeat #4 …
In previous issues of this newsletter, the seven Uranus-Pluto squares that occur between 2012 and 2015 were briefly introduced. You may recall, the first one happened on June 24, 2012 following the magnificent Venus Transit 2012 that transpired on June 5-6, 2012. The final of the seven will occur in 2015. I am therefore pronouncing 2013 and 2014 as the “Heart of the Metamorphosis.” The next drumbeat, number four (#4), is scheduled for later this week: November 1, 2013.
These drumbeats are indeed stirring things up. So many lives are in chaos, or in dramatic and shocking shifts, and many do not have any idea what is truly going on. I am hearing so many stories from people who are moving through life as best they can, and suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, experience a shocking change of circumstances and abruptly, their lives appear completely altered from the day before. Those of us who are following the movement of the planets have an advantage! And although no one said it would be easy – and these Uranus-Pluto changes may be affecting everyone as dramatically, at least we know how to track the timing and make sense of it all.
Djwhal Khul here. Tashi Delek.
Alright. This week I want to work with the vibration of Joy and a little deeper insight into forgiveness because we are under some strong influences here.
We have our fourth of seven squares between Uranus and Pluto coming up on 11/01. We have a solar eclipse on 11/03, of course, Halloween, the Day of the Dead and All Saints Day, Election Day. It’s going to be very interesting.
Essentially the opportunity to move deeper and deeper into forgiveness is what is present. And I do recommend the book by Lori Rubinstein on “Forgiveness”. There are many, so any one that you happen to have or anything that you can read about it anywhere, you know, it’s good, it’s inspiring, but to move it to a deeper level. And I’m going to call it Joygiveness.
Oracle Report Third Quarter Moon Phase in Virgo: realign, revise, reorient, accept responsibility
Solar activity remains high, with an M-4 class flare released yesterday. Spaceweather.com reports the potential for M and X-class flares today.
Last week we had the domiant energy of Mars opposing Neptune in aspect to the Chiron Point (the degree in the sky where Chiron was first sighted). There was much wounding and healing. This week Mars has moved off aspect to the Chiron Point and is directly aspecting Chiron himself! To add more kick, Pluto is in aspect to both.
Chiron and Mars are both warrior archetypes. Chiron is the teacher of the epic war heroes who battle for a reason. Mars battles anything because he’s not about the war, he’s about the winning.
Pluto is a warrior-king, the King of the Underworld.
Friday evening’s New Moon makes some important waves. Even though taking place in peaceful Libra, this configuration packs a real punch, with nearly all of the outer planets powerfully aspected. Take a look at this star-studded cast of characters: we find the New Moon itself, in the twelfth degree of Libra, almost exactly opposite the trickster energy of Uranus, across the Zodiac in the eleventh degree of Aries. Pluto makes a square to both, from the tenth degree of Capricorn. Uranus has been closing on the next exact hit of his truly revolutionary combination with transformational Pluto, due by month’s end. Meanwhile, Saturn, representing earthy structure and maintaining the status quo at all costs, resides in the eleventh degree of Scorpio, Pluto’s sign, where it makes a sextile to Pluto and a quincunx to Uranus. This is quite an interesting and even a scary soup of energies, indicating that this weekend’s cosmic weather, and for the month in general, tends toward the extreme and the challenging. This energy is also productive of meaningful change.
We can see a rather intense degree of polarization reflected in the current national and world headlines. The potential for yet another mid-east war looms, while the United States government is shut down due to the failure of the twin parties to come together and, well, govern. The debt ceiling stand-off that comes up in two weeks is another chance for these extremely polarized forces to find compromise, saving untold billions in consequences if a workable arrangement is arrived at, or costing that much and more by ruining the American nation’s already shaky credit rating. In a striking chime with the astrological symbolism of Saturn, Uranus and Pluto, it is becoming increasingly obvious that actual structural changes are not only desirable but urgently required.
In our own individual lives as well, the same story is unfolding, for each of us is a microcosm for the whole. Surely there are situations with each one of us that we have long looked toward transforming and yet, somehow, have put off dealing with. This New Moon carries the message that time is indeed running out. It is not impossible to correct existing situations that have gotten off track; the universe is ever our friend. But the hour is indeed growing late for getting started.
Oracle Report New Moon in Libra: beginning, initiation, seeding, make a wish or set an intention
Today’s New Moon signals the beginning of what I’ve been calling the second renaissance.
The New Moon in Libra enters at 8:34 pm EDT / 00:34 am UTC at the degree known as “miners emerging from a deep coal mine.” The New Moon forms a Grand Cross (also called a Grand Square) with the Black Moon, Uranus, and Pluto. This indicates that the month will bring drastic evolutionary change. Let’s look at how each of these planets infuse this New Moon energy that will unfold:
Black Moon: All things come from the great creative void, the dark womb represented by the Black Moon. The Black Moon is the Mother Energy needed for birth and rebirth. It brings things out from the dark, out from the shadows. The old passes away and the new emerges. Order and form emerge from discordance.