Dave Flenniken – In this report, I’m looking at the planetary configuration that plays out on the December New Moon. I pointed out that this would be a critical date to look at in my previous astrology calendar post.
As always, I provide my summary before the actual report.
This next Moon cycle comes in with a bang! We have three strong conjunction situations that should expose some dark secrets that will make people fighting mad and spark the defenders of the secrets to spring into action to ‘fix’ the problem.
The overall theme of this alignment seems to be that there will be the release of explosive information that comes from the more demonic realms that will trigger men to protest and women to cry. The larger masculine energy is wrapped up with dreamy, etheric Neptunian influences that will remove all logic from their actions. Where as the feminine energy is supported by the warrior goddess which will keep women thinking logically, diplomatically, yet at odds to understanding what the men are doing. Men will act emotionally, women will think it through.
The secrets that are revealed come from a very dark place. To a child, it is that dark place under the bed or in the basement that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. The release should be explosive and come with the assistance of technology. When it is released, there will be a mad scramble to cover up what happened or make it disappear. The ‘fixers’ will be in full force to put the genie back in the bottle.
Even if there is nothing explosive released, there is a fight brought to us through the Mars Neptune conjunction. Neptune rules oil and gas, Mars is a street fighter in this conjunction.
Uranus is in retrograde aligning to last April and May. If you remember, the issues in the news where sexual abuse and nuclear war with Korea. The sexual abuse stuff was quietly suppressed while the nuclear war issue was handled with peace talks. I would expect the sexual issues to come up again to be addressed.
Venus stands in opposition to the Uranus conjunction supporting the idea that this next moon cycle will be all about the demonic uses of feminine energy or the abuse of women. The level-headed female warrior is over central Europe, the larger feminine energies of Venus is over Israel and the Ukraine, The motherly energies of Ceres cover Moscow.
Mercury is not well aspected at this time suggesting that the issues that come out will not be media events but rather real events that will be acted upon.
We’re also only seeing a minor aspect to Saturn suggesting that there are little to no restrictions on the actions that play out. It is as if the only thing being held back is the woman warrior spirit. That fighter will feel held down while the events of the month play out.
With that, here is how I came to this conclusion.
There are a number of interesting planetary arrangements that are worth looking at for the new moon. We have three nearly perfect conjunctions each with activating aspects. Let’s see if we can put them all together.
Let’s take each conjunction in turn.
Sun Conjunct Moon 15 degrees Sagittarius
To start with, the new moon happens in Sagittarius. This is a generous, freedom loving, idealistic sign that that doesn’t like off-the-wall theories or being constrained. It tends to bring up situations where things are promised that can’t be delivered or create situations where things are said no matter how undiplomatic they are. The ruling planet for this sign is Jupiter and it just so happens to be amplifying this sign as it sits just outside the conjunction.
The New Moon conjunction also signifies the beginning of something new. It’s the time to planet seeds or lay the groundwork for what you want to manifest. It’s the time to set intentions for what you want to come your way. It is also a point of amplification between the male and female aspects of all things. It is the point where the energies come back together in order to start the next cycle.
Thinking of this, we look at the degree – 15. In the Tarot system, 15 is The Devil. This is a card that deals with practicing the arts of the physical. It is animalistic, tantric and full of passion and how you escape from bondage. From a numerology point of view, it deals with family, harmony and idealism.
This conjunction also represents a period of time where those that lead come together with those that follow in order to resync in order to lay the foundation for the next lunar cycle.
This conjunction might suggest that this next cycle will have to do with family issues or how people get along. There will be a focus on idealistic characteristics and how they come to play in our lives for this next lunar cycle. We’re also dealing with the Tarot Devil which is the escape from bondage or the exploration of the more animalistic aspects of humanity. We may find that we’ll have to deal with subjects that are considered taboo our outside what is culturally accepted during this next cycle.
Let’s keep this in mind as we look at the square conjunction.
Mars Conjunct Neptune
These two planets are in Pisces which is a softer water sign. On the better side, this sign will bring in traits that align to being intuitive, gentle and compassionate. On the darker side, being fearful, sad, desiring to escape reality or being a victim. Overall, it’s a friendly, wise sign that is ruled by Neptune. It is a sign that is in touch with the natural life cycles which helps bring emotional stability to situations.
What do the planets represent? Mars is fighting, violence, riots, armed conflict, aggression, war, military action and that overall fighting spirit. Neptune rules the sea, ships, water, fraud, large institutions, charities, gas, oil, left-wing political ideals such as socialism and communism. It’s also linked to mobs, secret plots and sedition.
Bringing these two planets together, we’ll want to be aware that the aggressive energy that Mars brings will most likely be activated based on perceived situations that Neptune can make us dream about rather than actual ones. Neptune accentuates the aspects of Pisces which may make people react from feelings rather than logic.
I would expect that this conjunction will mark a period of time of emotional instability that will be highlighted with mob-like violence. It is action without logic. It is pushing because the crowd is doing it. It is a period of time where the masculine warrior will lift his hands to fight yet he doesn’t think out the fight – it just happens.
Expect to see aggression on the water or issues with regards to oil and gas.
Now let’s look at the third conjunction.
Uranus Eris & Lilith conjunction in Aries
Here we have three influences stacking up in a sign of fire that brings out a courageous, confident, enthusiastic and optimistic type of characteristics. Aries likes to step into roles of leadership, be impulsive and aggressive. These energies are also impatient, moody, aggressive and doesn’t like delays.
Uranus is the planet of technology and sudden change. It is electricity, innovation, invention, independence, unexplained events along with rebellion, strikes and anarchy. It deals with sudden changes in the weather and explosions.
It’s important to know that Uranus is in retrograde and doesn’t sit still until the next New Moon of January. The retrograde motion could suggest that there were unfinished events that Uranus is coming back to finish. Uranus turned retrograde back in august and the last direct time at this degree was the end of April (26-27) 2018. A quick search reminds me that US Korean tensions & resolution was in the air and Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault. Also note that Uranus deals with right-wing political issues and the same source points out far-right terrorism in the UK too. (Link to other topics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Current_events/2018_April_26)
At the same time, we have Waldemath’s Lilith (or the dark moon Lilith) directly conjunct Uranus. Lilith is the home of the darkest demons that need to be channeled correctly in order to prevent the destructive forces from lashing out. This energy can be likened to witches, dragons and gremlins that will willingly perform the nasty deeds that someone wearing a white hat would never consider doing and even have a hard time considering.
Within the same conjunction, we have the asteroid of strife and discord. Eris brings with it the no-holds-barred fight for continued existence which embraces violence and the concept that all nature’s children need to kill in order to eat.
If you’re getting the picture, this trio is setup to explosively activate the dark demons in a fight for survival. Being up against Uranus, it’s bound to be explosive. Being involved with Lilith, it’s bound to be some dirty secret.
I would think that this triple conjunction is just waiting to be triggered by something. When it does, expect it to come through high technology. Because the technology is linked to Lilith, I would expect it to funnel out of some secret surveillance project or a three-letter intelligence organization or the pretending that it did. We should expect it to be demonic or clearly at odds with the accepted cultural norms. And, whatever it is that hits like an explosion will be greeted with a powerful force that will try to fix things up or hide what happened or adjust the wording so as to downplay the opposition so that the guilty will not be seen as being so bad.
Yes, technology will be involved in the event, but don’t expect it to be a mass media event. Mercury is in a position to not comprehend or understand exactly what happened.
Now, what’s triggering these three conjunctions?
Sun & Moon Square (~90°) Mars & Neptune
The first two conjunctions covered above are aligned in a square. This square is going to create a condition of agitation. It will amplify the anxiety or nervous excitement. There may be a period of time here where people will be more willing to forgo logic and follow their emotions in aggressive ways rather than wait to see how it all plays out.
Because the square is directly against the Sun & Moon, we have to think both the leaders and the masses will be motivated into action. Neptune may suggest that there are illicit activities or fraud that larger institutions may have to fight to keep under wraps while the people’s attention may be drawn to mob violence or larger demonstrations that are emotionally impacting and visual.
In any case, it’s a softer kind of violence or the violence that makes you want to cry rather then kill someone. Keep in mind that Sagittarius can be challenged when it comes to being diplomatic. This could suggest that a single word could trigger people into reacting or acting badly.
When I think about this square, I think fist fights, teargas and the throwing of rocks rather then all out war.
Don’t lose track that the Sun Moon degree brings up the family and issues that would be considered taboo.
Let’s take a deeper look at the aspects of the third conjunction.
Venus Opposition (~180°) Uranus, Eris and Lilith
Venus is in Scorpio. This is a strong water sign that can be passionate, yet stubborn. This energy likes being truthful and right. It dislikes dishonest or the revealing of secrets. It treasures the bonds of deep, true friendships.
SF Source Amorstyle Astrology Dec 2018