I don’t know about you, but I am tired of being affected so strongly by the planets. I am beginning to feel that there is something not right about it, and am interested in how astrology can be used to free us from the influences, which continue to happen like clockwork. Every day it is something. Of course many don’t notice, but does that mean they are not influenced? As Goethe said: “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
In my last post I introduced the idea of non-dual astrology, and the idea that by inhabiting the center of the chart we can bring about the more positive qualities of any configuration. It might be helpful to call the center of the chart the “zero point”, or the point of equilibrium. If you look at any chart you will see how it is almost always unbalanced, and you could imagine the planets trying to pull you out of center, always, in different ways every day.
Since the last new moon, which was in Gemini, we have been exploring mostly the Cancer Capricorn polarity, but it is not until this Wednesday that we will have the actual new moon in Cancer, this cycle having begun in Gemini. But we had the full moon in Capricorn, conjunct Pluto, and now the moon returns to the sun, bringing with her a better understanding of Capricorn and Pluto as well.
As Capricorn’s realm is that of Saturn, let’s explore some of the positive qualities of Saturn. As the moon returns to her partner, the Cancer Sun, perhaps we can harmonize this Capricorn/Cancer polarity more in our lives.
To me, the energy of Saturn has been hijacked somewhere along the way, and has become this hierarchical top-down false male dominance paradigm, with a re-written history (Saturn), and the moon is used as a distributor of this principle of contraction, fear, and control. Take an organization like the Masons for example. A Saturnian organization if there ever was one. Apparently the origins of Masonry had to do with the builders of cathedrals, who used stone (Saturn) for everything. At some point, the organization was hijacked, just like most of them have been, and the energies were distorted into the mess we have today, where the structures have become a prison, rather than a support.
But Saturn is still part of the puzzle. Let’s reclaim its positive qualities, express a more complete understanding into the energy field, which can help us navigate here in this hologram. Saturn rules the process of crystallization, so therefore it is logical to say that Saturn rules crystals, which have memory. They are used in computers for that reason, to hold information in memory. But let’s consider the crystal structures deep in the earth, and participate in the process of the Earth remembering who she is. Since these crystal structures are also in our bodies, and on etheric levels as well, we are intimately involved, whether we know (or like) it, or not. But if we can participate with the earth consciously in this deep memory process, we can experience miracles. This is a vital ingredient right now. Rather than being turned into artificial intelligence cyborgs now, we can remember in real time (i.e. the eternal NOW) the natural crystal structures that we share with all life, and evolve to a level of freedom unimaginable to the dimwits who seek to control and own the world. All the AI is a cheap imitation of the real thing. Making cheap imitation everything is a process the archons are famous for.
Capricorn is an earth sign, so one of the positive ways Capricorn can manifest is in natural memory. To me, the most positive expression of memory is simply to remember who you are, here and now. To remember to constantly come back HERE. It is that simple. And any other memories that interfere with your being present need to be released.
Using memory in this way gives you a vehicle, a chariot, so to speak, which is also a function of Saturn. The ego, if not calcified (Capricorn without Cancer), is your vehicle for navigating the earth realm. There are times you need its functionality. The problem arises when it is not fluid (Cancer). If you cannot let go of ego when it is not necessary, then you are still bound by it. So that can be the edge of practice (another positive Capricorn/Saturn process).
Another thing to note for this new moon is the conjunction of Mars and Mercury at 14 degrees Cancer, which is also the degree of the fixed star Sirius. This could imply some kind of message (Mercury) coming at this new moon, perhaps extra-terrestrial in origin, and once again perhaps pertaining to the USA, as the Sun of the US is at 14 degrees Cancer. Since Sirius has to do with liberation, among other things, this message could be a very forceful (Mars and Pluto) kind of “do or die” message.
It is pretty obvious to anyone that is at all intuitive, that there is more going on now than meets the eye. The moment when humanity as a whole “clicks over” to the presence of extra-terrestrials is really in process right now. There is still a lot of fog around the issue, but it is inevitable, and when this happens, everything will change radically. The question is, are we ready for that? Something about this may clarify in these days. Interesting that right at this moment the Pluto explorer is just reaching Pluto, which is astrologically directly opposite this Mercury/Mars/Sirius conjunction at the new moon. Coincidence?
With Venus entering Virgo and then going retrograde, we may have to rearrange our priorities, and stop putting money first. As Jupiter enters Virgo soon after, and both are square Saturn, the test will be if we can put the joy of cooperation (Jupiter in Virgo) ahead of any concerns about money (Venus). It’s clear that whatever happens now, will be happening to all of us. We will sink together, or we will swim together. If you think you can swim while others sink, this may be a moment of rude awakening. The whole idea that money and “self-worth” are related is no obviously longer valid, not that it ever was.
the Chandra symbol for the New Moon degree is:
A single crumbling Corinthian column.
The inward temple held in tune. Sitting in celestial juices. Beheld by the Gods as a pillar of light. Defiant of time’s cycles. Invested with the life-pulse immortal. As serene and effortless as it is constant and true. Making way for what cannot be foreseen. And giving voice to a sensibility that is entirely pregnant with worlds within worlds held intact, and offered up upon the altar of the world stage.
The inward temple. The zero point. It is a point, but it is infinite, and effortless. Inhabit that space, and don’t leave it, no matter what is happening. It is your sacred space, the true Home (Cancer). It is free, unbound, and eternal. Surrender attention tHere, at its source. This is the point of freedom from all astrological interference. Notice how you are being pulled from all sides, and simply witness, from the neutral dispassionate place. Your actions will arise spontaneously, and in harmony. Easier said than done, but certainly not impossible.