Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mundane Astrological view of the Libra New Moon

The New Moon happened on Sep. 27 at 12:10 PM GMD. It was a "super Moon," meaning it was closer to the earth than normal therefore having a stronger pull on the earth and its tides. This, along with a large solar flare at the time of the New Moon, may cause more seismic activity in the days to come.
The New Moon is at 4 degrees Libra. In Libra we have Mercury, Sun, Moon, Venus and Saturn, 5 planets. This Libra Stellium also includes the star Vindemiatrix, a malefic star. Vindemiatrix, originally called Vindemiator, or Gatherer of Grapes, refers to the myth of Ampelos. The myth tells how Dionysus planted a vine at the foot of an elm tree and gave it to Ampelos as a token of his love. Ampelos, while gathering the grapes, fell and broke his neck, whereupon, in his grief, Dionysus placed him among the stars as a memorial of his devotion. Vindemiatrix is the star of widows and mourners. In conjunction with the New Moon, Mercury and Venus, it shows failures in business, many disappointments, losses through law, theft, loss of friends and trouble through love and partnerships. The big news in the world on the day of the New Moon was Brazil's decision to go forward on the Belo Monte dam project. It has caused no small degree of distress in Brazil, among the indigenous people in Brazil, and among people of the world. This move was seen in the chart of the equinox just past.
The stellium of Mercury, Sun, Moon, Venus and Saturn in Libra shows the world in a time of Judgement. Venus is at 15 degrees Libra, exactly at the fulcrum of the balance. Venus is the ruler of Libra. The entire tone of this time is Judgement and Justice. The forces of light and darkness are clearly split by the sword of Justice now. It is important to know which side you are on and to act justly.
The New Moon with Mercury is opposite Uranus and Pluto. This brings the fall equinox T-square of the Sun, Uranus and Pluto to focus. This month is therefore marked by this T-square. It will affect the market so that it will behave erratically. The T-square will be seen in sudden and unanticipated retreats in the market. There is a square of Mars with Jupiter that confirms coming losses. Mars, on the other hand, is trine Uranus; this will cause unexpected rallies. The condition of the market is going to be highly volatile.
The New Moon in the UK is in the 10th house opposite Uranus in the 4th and square Pluto in the 2nd. This brings out sharp opposition to the Government over compounding problems in the economy and stock market. Mars is square Jupiter in the 5th house; speculators beware.
The New Moon in the US is conjunct the Ascendent and opposite Uranus in the 6th house conjunct the Descendent, square Pluto in the 3rd house conjunct the IC and opposite the Mid-Heaven. Jupiter is square Mars in the 10th house. The country is heading into more turmoil. There is much unrest and discontentment and poor health among the people. Uranus afflicted in the 6th house points to serious trouble with people in public service and in the military. Police brutality is a danger. Uranus afflicted in the 6th house also warns of explosions with loss of life. Conjunct the 7th house cusp, Uranus brings agitation against the country and trouble in foreign affairs. Mars is in the 10th house square Jupiter in the 8th house. This points to illness and death in the highest circle. It also points to increased military activity with unfortunate results. There is much fighting in the Government and the President is losing popularity. Jupiter in the 8th house mutually applying to square Mars in the 10th shows the Government entering hostile relation with financiers and bankers. The country is in turmoil. The Wall Street demonstrations are spreading to other cities. Pluto in the 3rd house shows how the media is failing to report the news. Pluto opposite the Mid-Heaven is amplifying opposition to the Government. The Moon which rules the 10th house, in opposition to Uranus and square Pluto shows a very difficult month opening for the Government.
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