New Moon December 9, 2007
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New Moon December 9, 2007

17:15 Sagittarius

12:40 pm EST

9:40 pm PST

Our New Moon promise to be a profound and evolutionary beginning cycle for each of us as well as the world. The New Moon takes place at 17:15 Sagittarius. The profound nature of the Moon is described by what ELSE it does. The New Moon sets off, by activating opening square, the eclipse energy from the September 11, 2007 New Moon at 18: 25 Virgo/ Pisces. It awakens, again by activating closing square, the energy from the June 24, 2007 Uranus station at 18:41 Pisces.

Two days after the new moon happens, Jupiter and Pluto join together at 28:23 Sagittarius, squaring by closing aspect the other New Moon eclipse at 28:07 Pisces from March 18, 2007. The fact that Jupiter and Pluto are in the very last degrees of Sagittarius amplify the New Moon’s energy. Jupiter and Pluto are wrapping up a 13-year cycle from December 1994 and starting a new 13-year cycle in two days. Add that beginning/ending energy of the Jupiter Pluto conjunction to the new moon energy and whip in the energy from two major eclipses as well as a Uranus station! That is SO MUCH cosmic stuff rolling around and folding itself into one cute little old lunation! There will be quite a bit going on in our various emotional fronts as well as taking place in our lives. Two eclipses, a Uranus station and a Jupiter Pluto conjunction added to a new moon. How much transformation energy can one new moon take?

When we look at the lunation as a stand-alone chart, we find additional information to back up the enormous promise of brand new and exciting beginnings. First, there is a major stellium of five planets and the midheaven lined up in fiery, changeable and explosive Sagittarius at the top of the chart, cast for Washington, D.C. The pending Jupiter and Pluto conjunction, sits in the 10th house, joined to the Midheaven, while the Sun, Moon and Mercury are place within a powerful sector of the ninth house. The Moon is out of bounds and moving slowly so emotional events taking place on this lunation will have a direct and inside track to our most primal places and cause profound expansions and evolutions.

Mercury, while approaching, by 4:22 degrees, a conjunction to the Sun and Moon, is also separating from a parallel to the Sun, by 0:05. Mercury is right near the edge of the ecliptic. Furthermore, Mercury is approaching parallel, by 0:17 and 0:38, to Jupiter and Vesta respectively. That makes Mercury operate as if it is combust the Sun and pulls the energy of Jupiter and home and hearth into the mix. According to Devore, Combust Mercury imparts to the mind a capacity for concentration upon what it deems its own destiny but robs it of its receptivity to distracting or diverting influences. That very activated combust Mercury, who is NOT overly happy in Sagittarius, is the ruler of Saturn in Virgo. Saturn is at 8:28, within 6 minutes of his upcoming station at 8:34 Virgo on December 19, 2007. Saturn co-rules Neptune, Chiron and rules Vesta, making them all exceptionally active and responsive to Mercury‘s single minded focus.

Jupiter, in charge of the Sagittarius stellium of planets as well as the Pisces ruled Ascendant and Uranus, is about to merge with the energy of the Lord of the Underworld. Jupiter is the jolly, gassy giant of the zodiac in charge of all things expanding. Pluto is the dwarf ruler of power at the icy edges of the solar system, is in charge of all lurking hidden beneath the surface. Pluto is in charge of Venus in Scorpio. Venus in Scorpio is in a grand trine with Mars, Athena, the North Node and retrograde Mars in Cancer.

Envision Jupiter joining with Pluto as he leads the North Node, Athena, Uranus, the part of Fortune, and the Ascendant as well as Juno, Mercury, Moon, and Sun into the merger. Venus, following Pluto‘s instructions will entice the folks in her grand trine to at least pay attention to the Lord of the Underworld‘s instructions and rulership. They will join the party. Mercury, always easily influenced by the company he keeps, is under the Sun, Moon and Jupiter’s sway. Additionally, Mercury is square to and talking with Uranus and Saturn forming a volatile t-square that shoots the energy into the Gemini areas of every chart.

Additionally, Jupiter and Pluto are separated by 0:23 minutes of time, the same amount of time that Jupiter is separated from the Sun ~ 0:23 minutes of declination. 23 adds up to a 5. The energy of five is involved with the process of risk and experimentation. Fives are captivated by the new, the unknown, and the unexplored. Fives love the challenge of blazing new trails and charting new territory. Fives craves variety, excitement and change. Change is the catalyst for excitement, adventure, diversity, and is the spice of life!

The image I keep getting is this thriving, throbbing, pulsing glob of evolutionary energy coming at us from all sides of the heavens and pushing us to transform and change, transform and change, transform and change! Can‘t you feel it? Can‘t you see it in the people around you?

Of course, we cannot fail to notice poor old retrograde Mars in Cancer over there, all by himself, as the unconscious handle of the bucket of planets pushing us all towards our individual and collective evolutions. Mars is going backwards, out of bounds and WAY, WAY out of control in an emotional, thin skinned, sideways moving, indirect and very sensitive, crabby, cranky placement. Mars cannot stand and fight. Mars wants to skittle away. Mars wants to cry in the corner. Mars might even grab onto something for dear life and hang on until he loses a claw or two. Or perhaps Mars will defend his territory like a cornered animal or crazed mother bear protecting her cub from danger. Mars is not going to be much help during our throbbing, pulsing, transforming and changing evolution other than to make us feel whiny, scared and like we want to pull the covers over our heads. Which, of course, we CAN do! Covers over our heads are a wonderful option (for a bit at least). But eventually you are going to have to get out of your bed and get back into the swing and stream of life. You are evolving, whether you like it or not. So if you are evolving, you might as well make the best of it! Think big picture. Envision the longer term. Focus on the dream(s). Do the Sagittarius part of the chart (it is kind of hard to ignore) and think outside of the box. If you aim for the stars, you might miss, but at least you will have shot your arrow into the air!

The new moon takes place at 18 Sagittarius with the Sabian image of TINY CHILDREN PLAYING IN SUNBONNETS. Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the image is:

Commentary: ‘Tiny Children Playing in Sunbonnets’ is an image that brings to mind childlike, carefree fun in a protective, caring environment. The ‘Children’ are protected from the strong and sometimes fierce rays of the sun by wearing ‘Sunbonnets’. We can assume that their mothers or other carers have put them on for them. They don’t have to worry about sunburn and being exposed to the elements, all they need to do is play. Although they may interact with the other ‘Children’, some may just play their own individual games side-by-side with each other.

Oracle: In your situation, someone may be in need of protection at the moment, and it is most likely for their own good, as long as there is not a sense of being “overprotected” and insulated from having to be responsible for themselves. Without having to worry about complicated details and difficult consequences, the feeling of a sense of security and safety can lead to more carefree and playful moments. Don’t be distracted by efforts being made by others on your behalf, sometimes we need to be shielded by others from harmful elements. However, sometimes we also need to feel or intuit our way through the surface appearance of what’s really going on. There can be a sense of h
aving to keep some emotion,
or anger, away, so as not to disturb or frighten others, or ourselves but this may lead to having the “blinkers” on and not seeing life as it truly is. Is there a sense of naivety here and missing the real point of life? Is someone being kept in the dark, or kept from seeing reality? On the other hand, you may need to look after others and ensure that their well-being is at the top of the list of priorities. Approaching this question with a childlike, carefree attitude, whilst all the while keeping a true eye on the situation, will probably bring the message that’s needed. There’s a need to remember to play and have fun.

Keywords: Care taken with small beginnings. Protection or blinkering? Propaganda that hides more severe life realities. Censorship. Innocence. Being treated like a child. Mollycoddling. Sunblocks and sunscreens.

The Caution: Overprotection by institutionalized procedures that can lead to not being able to see the whole picture. “Organized religion” and it’s blinding of society to the true joy within and without. Infantile behavior. Being left in the dark without a clue as to what’s going on. Naivety. Being overshadowed by ego.

Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world. Elie Wiesel

With each passage of human growth we must shed a protective structure [like a hardy crustacean]. We are left exposed and vulnerable-but also yeasty and embryonic again, capable of stretching in ways we hadn’t known before. Gail Sheehy

Won’t the new ‘Suggested for Mature Audience’ protect our youngsters from such films? I don’t believe so. I know many forty-five-year old men with the mentalities of six-year-olds, and my feeling is that they should not see such pictures, either. Shirley Temple Black

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear. Judy Blume

Copyright © 2007 Anne Ortelee

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