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2020/01/10 Lunar Eclipse at 20° Cancer

I had originally spent a few hours on another piece going over the next few days, and had to trash it once I realized that in my haste and excitement over the Mercury Cazimi and “triple conjunction pileup” I had totally missed the most important thing of all: the eclipse. Talk about seeing the trees but not the forest, huh?

Let’s take a “just the facts ma’am” approach to this. Chart is cast in Aries=0 so that any time zone can view it. in EST it will be at 2:21PM. What’s with all of these 2s and 1s? Yeah, that doesn’t mean anything…

Astrological wheel chart for the Lunar Eclipse on Jan 10 2020

There is so much going on here: at least 4 factors that even by themselves are Notable, including the Eclipse itself. Oy vey. We’re going to go through Some Portal Indeed that day, I do declare.

So, we have the Full Moon, which is also a Lunar Eclipse. We had the associated Solar New Moon Eclipse two weeks ago. I don’t know about you, but, things have really been kind of crazy since then, huh? This one is going to knock everyone’s socks off. Sorry. There are just too many Really Important Alignments happening for it not to.

  1. Mercury Cazimi: This is a phenomenon that I am quite fond of and have written about before (see my category of the same name). Cazimi is “the heart of the sun.” It is when any planet is within 17′ (less than 1/3 of a degree) from the exact center point of the sun. This is very literally the “eye of the storm.” At all other times when a planet is close to the sun (within about 7°) it is considered Combust, or Burnt, which basically means that the Sun’s rays so totally overpower the rays of the Planet, that the Planet is effectively useless. During the Cazimi time, though, the planet is like an arrow being propelled by the Sun’s rays. Here, Mercury is Cazimi during the eclipse. There has been a LOT of talk lately but no one has been getting heard, really…that’s Mercury in Combust. Seems that Decisions, Declarations, Necessary Communications will happen during the Cazimi. The screaming that people will be doing will finally get through. However, whether this will be “good” or “bad,” well, we’ll have to find out. Eclipses are Remarkably Unpredictable. We are not supposed to cast magic on an eclipse, make any important decisions, etc. This all happening together makes for a Wild Card with a Capital Wild.
  2. Saturn conjunct to Pluto: Hard to believe it considering all of the difficult alignments that are coming up in the upcoming months, but this is only happening once. But, it’s happening now! All of the talk around the Great Conjunction focuses a lot on how Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are coming together this year. And, yeah, it’s going to be a doozy. However, when that happens, it will be Jupiter and Saturn making the Perfect conjunction, while Pluto, because he is so slow, will be still back there a bit. Saturn and Pluto making the conjunction now, on the eclipse before the Big Event (which I mark as the Vernal Equinox coming that preceeds the Great Conjunction, but, I can’t get into that now), is a “Harbinger” and is yet another domino-blow. How can we see this in the news? Well, for one, the Prime Minister of Australia still has not appealed to the other world leaders for help, and his people very literally have nowhere to go except into the water. What the fuck??? And over here on Turtle Island, Trump is waving his “wand” and making all sorts of threats and following through on some of them while it is easy to see that his “enemies” really fucking hate everything about the USA and have absolutely no qualms with having no mercy or hesitation whatsoever to destroy, even at their own expense. The Funeral for the Iranian General that was killed by US Government Order was the largest funeral ever. Like, ever. Just look at the videos and how dozens of attendees died there. Both are Classic Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn: those who are in “power” are clutching onto it with an iron fist, refusing to budge. This Hard Line Till We Die is coming to a head right now, and at this eclipse. It’s applying at the moment of the eclipse, and perfects the next day, but, it’s partile, and thus can be read as exact.
  3. Jupiter conjunct to South Node: This is exact 2 days before the eclipse, but it is still partile. Jeebus, what are the chances of all of this?? Anyway, here we have Jupiter, which expands whatever it touches, and anyway in its own right represents Beliefs and Justice. South Node represents our “muck,” what must be released, held emotions, etc. It is the Dragon’s Tail (or, better put, the Dragon’s Asshole). It is What No Longer Works and From Where We Are Coming. More optimistic types will say that there is a “gift” in the South Node. If you want to see it that way, then, perhaps the gift here is that we are being shown very clearly what happens when we let ourselves get stuck in this way. So, Jupiter is highlighting all of the “Shit” that we are collectively hold on to and must let go. But, with both the Saturn-Pluto team and South Node in Capricorn, well, there’s not much letting go. More like our awareness of what we should be letting go of is being made Glaringly Obvious. Stuff like Dependency on Fossil Fuels, Hierarchical Power Structures, and Bureaucracy instead of Care. I remember a while back when an ex-boyfriend was really into the whole Bohemian Grove conspiracy and he showed me a leaked video of one of their “secret meetings” where they were chanting “no care, no care….” Well, they don’t care. That is certainly obvious. Jupiter highlights that here, with an emphasis on What Is (Un)Fair and what no longer works.
  4. Mars Semisquare Sun with a 0°0 orb (see below)
  5. Uranus making zir Direct Station. I originally forgot to address this, and am editing it. My friend jbuss writes, ” We could easily argue that the Main Event here isn’t so much the dreaded 12 January 2020 Saturn-Pluto Merger (The Most Important Thing is our Transformation), but the 10 January Station of Uranus/Soul as it recruits the Power of Saturn-Pluto to support its Descent into Matter (Uranus in Taurus).  In other words, the Reanimation of the Planet and Nature, which is the Most Important Thing we can do to turn around the Neo-Atlantean Self-Destructiveness of Egoic Humans. …. The Eclipse, while it’s near the Degree of Saturn-Pluto, occurs on the day of the Uranus Station.  Which is also the day of the Eris Station, which Reveals That Which Has Been Denied.  Westerners interpret the Descent of Soul into Matter through their training as Christians, but Everything has Consciousness, and just about everything here except Hupers wear their Consciousness Responsibly.” I encourage you to read the article referenced here.

In Traditional Astrology, Mercury is changeable, which means that he/she/zir becomes either “benefic” or “malefic” depending on who it’s with. In this case, Mercury is in a malefic state, being in conjunction with Saturn. We can read all of these conjunctions separately, but, look at how close they are. That is actually a Sun-Mercury-Saturn-Pluto stellium, and Jupiter too if you give a wide orb (and in this case, why the hell not). Mercury being Cazimi, and all opposite the Moon, basically shows that the Power Structures have the Power of Word on their side, while all of our Feelings, which are especially situated around the Need for Security and Nurturing because the Moon is in Cancer, are up against all of the Clutching Fists. The cries for help will be getting louder. The Needs are not abating. The Governments don’t care. People feel abandoned, left alone. If you are not in a dire situation right now, which is probably the case if you are reading this, this will affect you in such a way where the only way to get what you need will be Self-Care. The collective thoughts and conversations in general will either be about maintaining the status quo, or tearing it down, but, we are going to want our Mommies, is what it comes down to. Let’s meditate and nurture ourselves, and create the feeling of Peace that we Need, even if we feel that we can’t. Even a 5th of a second Flash of Peace is enough to create a New Neuron. Repeat a few times, and we have a New Habit. Moon sharing space with North Node in Cancer means that we feel deep inside that we know that we have to move in the direction of Nurturing Ourselves and Caring for and Protecting our Mother (Earth). Will we be able to accomplish this? Well, that’s up to each individual. Are you willing to go inside your feelings and trust them, intrinsically, no matter what other people say, or what (apparent) limitations and power structures are against you? No matter whether it seems like our Past is Inescapable? It isn’t…we’re always moving forward. Trust, surrender. Cancer is about Isolation. This Eclipse would be a really good time to reduce your exposure to all of this Shit as much as you can. Take care of your Feelings. No one else is going to do it for you, not with this arrangement, unless they really fucking love you.

Uranus still squaring Capricorn from Taurus continues the trend of unpredictable and stressful changes having to do with Earth matters.

We have Venus and Mars in both flanking the Capricorn pileup by a semisextile (12th harmonic “pattern breaking” or “projection”) to one part of the pileup or another, but they have no aspect between them. Mars is actually in an exact (0°0) semisquare to the Sun. Wow. We can read that as representing “two sides” of the Great Battle that we are entering:

  1. Venus, representing the desire for relationship, in Aquarius, pursuing progress as far as Giving A Shit About Humanity. But because Aquarius is ruled by Saturn, and we see what Saturn is doing right now, Venus is probably not going to achieve what she really wants, which is Everyone Getting Along.
  2. Mars, representing Boldness and Fighting Spirit, in Sag, feeling Notably Zealous, putting extreme pressure on our Being (Sun). The Semisquare Demands Change by introducing Major Obstacles that Must Be Addressed. A square creates a challenge that you can’t really trip over because it’s broader and harder to miss as it approaches, but a Semisquare you won’t notice until it clocks you across the Face. That’s what Mars is doing to Sun here. And because it’s Mars, the Aggravation is more likely to be Nasty than it is Nice.

Yeah, the two sides aren’t going to be understanding each other anytime soon.

This Eclipse chart blossoms and resonates for the next 6 months.

The Vernal Equinox is a Major Major Date because that is when, in addition to what the Vernal already is (Sun’s ingress into Aries, marking the New Year), that’s when Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto come together, with Saturn at the Anaretic degree (see my last post) of Capricorn, before going into Aqu, then back into Cap again to prepare for the Great Conjunction in December.

When people are saying that these are the End Times, well, you decide. This is meant to be a straightforward forecast, where I stick to the astrology, so I may write more about this later, but, my Fellows have been having dreams and visions about how dire what is happening is. The Great Battle is underway and it is only beginning. We will all have to step up. Anyone who does not act in accordance with Divine Will, but instead chooses to “ostrich” and deny the Reality will almost certainly perish. These are times that require such immense fearlessness, such immense faith, that we will all have to find levels of strength that we did not know before. This does NOT mean running around screaming…

It actually means breathing more slowly, finding peace in the heart, and healing from the inside out, conserving energy, and dreaming as much love into the world as possible….and being as POSITIVE as possible: creating, singing, being Joyful. For a long time I had this website down because all of what has been happening was getting me so Down, and I didn’t feel like I had anything to share, but then I realized, wait…I have a LIFE to live here. This is exactly the right time to tap into what really makes you joyful. That is the only way that we are going to survive!!! We need all Warriors on deck, all Wizards taking up their wands, freak flags flying. This is the time to take it all Very Seriously, yes, but We must have a sense of humor too, and celebrate our Innocence, and Be the Change we Want to See! If we can’t do that, who is going to do it??? Now is the time to be Kind to your Loved Ones, say Thank You, and appreciate everything you have. Meditate if you can (there is a critical mass of the square root of 1% that is proven to cease fighting in a population: see the World Peace Project. WOW). The time is Now!!! Love is the answer. Trust your feelings. No more hiding. If you haven’t listened to your Inner Voice before, now is the time. Do what makes you happy, and don’t stop. Follow your excitement, chase your bliss, embrace your creativity because it is all you have!!! In Divine Timing and by Divine Will, truth and Unity will prevail. We will have our World back, when we get through this travail. Peace to you all.

Mercury Cazimi horoscope, born out of a Shamelessly Bloody Lunar Eclipse: Jan 29-30, 2018

So, here we go with another Mercury Cazimi special. This time, ahead of time. Progress is what we should be judging ourself by, if anything at all. We may not be where we want to be in our life, whether literally o metaphorically, and so we can unduly get harsh with ourselves when we notice our expectations do not line up with what we are experiencing in our reality. So, if you are not quite where you want to be, ask yourself,

Am I doing better at, or in any way closer to my goal than I was last week/last month/last season?”

 

If so (and you probably are unless things are truly dismal for you, in which case I am amazed that you have found your way to this monologue. stranger things have happened), you are doing SO GREAT! Really, take a minute to see how much you are capable of doing, if you have already accomplished whatever small things you have.

 

It is a familiar feeling to become anxious with the speed at which things can take in life. Often, it is our minds that seem to take the longest, and hold the rest of life up. We can only handle so much in a day, mentally. We may have physical energy at the end of a long day doing certain work, or vice versa if we have exhausted our physical energy but have not strained our intellect. Sometimes, what we want to get done, one part (planet) of us is ready to tear it up, but another part (planet) is somehow unable to be of much use. Applied to a mundane reading, the chart for the time given would affect all peoples.

Let’s backtrack a little. To really look closely at this Cazimi we must look closely at what Mercury has been doing, where sey has been, because Mercury is, of course, our messenger, bringing letters and spoken (and telepathic) information from one point or body in the cosmic arena to another. Within the past week or so Mercury has traveled to deliver to us the most headline news, as he was virtually on the scene at our most recent “Blood Moon Eclipse” and a day later actually arrived at the South Node (in this case the node that was opposite the actual eclipse, where the Sun was). Here, sey observed the resonance of that position in the wake of the lunar event. And now, a week later, we have the opportunity to receive a direct channel or a direct lived experience, of the energies of the eclipse that just passed. Mercury is still carrying information about this event in the usual Mercury way even if sey were even farther away, a sign or more when the event happened. But, having been in the “line of fire” our Winged Shoed friend is still buzzing with the energy of whatever portal we went through. There have been no (classical) bodies in Mercury signs for any disposed energy to trickle off, so Mercury is fully charged, and we get to hear all about it through our Sun experience later! What fun.

Cazimis are measured by whether a planet is within 17′ of the Sun. It is a time of clarity in the middle of a wider time of uncertainty, similar in reprieve as the calm in a storm.

Our cazimi commences at 17:00 UTC tomorrow, Tuesday Jan 29 2018. Or, Noon Eastern Standard Time.

Exact Cazimi is at 2:35 UTC, Tuesday Jan 30, or 21:35 EST, Jan 29 2019.

It ends 12:05 UTC or 7:05 EST Wednesday Jan 30 2018.

This gives us 19 hours to catch this “portal.” A cazimi can have a similar potential as an eclipse, without the foreboding. Like an eclipse, bodies are lining up, and occupying the same exact few minutes of a degree. Like an eclipse, the Sun is always involved. But unlike an eclipse, we do not lose light, and the happening can be anywhere in the zodiac, not just on the Moon’s nodes. And, thus, the effect is much more subtle to our experience. It is, so to speak, so metaphysical. This means you would probably never notice unless you are paying attention.

A cazimi is also, unlike an eclipse, always the mark of a new Synodic cycle of any body with the Sun (though all Solar eclipses are thus also, because they happen at New Moons, but Lunar eclipses are oppositions, or Full Moons.

The last Mercury Cazimi we had was on Nov 27, 2018, and before that, the one the days before the Autumnal Equinox, which I wrote an article on after the fact.

So, what should we look at here?

I bring you the chart of the eclipse:

A late-zodiac-heavy chart. Only the Moon, fresh in Leo, in the first half of our procession. Moon does not like to be alone, especially a Leo Moon that wants, no, needs an audience. Well, all of Earth should be enough, eh?

It was quite an Eclipse. Being occulted and with so much going on near the South Node, her deepest and farthest recesses in relation to our Sun, and us watching the creepy yet erotic red tint from the angling of the Sun, this was a notably intense few hours. Dark times, even, though so charged it was almost like old omens did not apply. We are at a different stage of cosmic awareness, now. We know when we will be in shadow, and why it is happening, and what has happened in the past.

Yet, many were drawn to this eclipse in an unusually uncommon way, despite the regularity of eclipses. I know that I was. Pulled toward the True North a few degrees away in late Cancer, I could not help but watch the bloody moon, captivated by the beauty of our eye in the sky going totally carnal. At my location it was at the midheaven, too, unocculted by clouds. I was psyched because Clouds covered my view of the 2017 “Great American Eclipse” that I traveled hundreds of miles for (but was glad I missed that one because it is much more believable to me that a full Solar eclipse is a bad omen than a Lunar), so I was able to (as far as my own assessment is so far) safely witness a full eclipse.

Clip of image by Fabian Oelkers

It was a great time for shadow work that felt shiny, or maybe working in awe of the awe-ful Moon, silver lining shining through what was once white, now red? And, for embracing the beauty and sacred ceremony of the moment, I infused a sterling silver teapot with the moonlight during the reddest glow, with the intention of gathering the energy of the Moon in a condition that reflected the full blooming of female power during menstruation. I was also menstruating at the time, so the red light from the Moon stood in for the same amount of source power as my blood would have. I have worked with my own blood before, but besides the obvious unsanitary qualities of consuming even minuscule, even homeopathic quantities of body fluid, magically, an unbuffed soft precious metal such as silver becomes “permanently” marked if it comes in contact with sacred (or any…) blood. In other words, if you have a shared silver teapot, don’t add anything weird. In this case, the red moonlight gave an extra boost I never would have been able to replicate. It was like The Silver Goddess herself was in full power, the Blood Red showing us on the outside what we are on the inside: made of that vital color! It felt empowering. I was cautious, but I refused to let fear stop me from honoring such a splendid sight. Run inside, covered and cowering from the same moon I look at every night? No way. My Goddess teaches me to be fearless and use and transmute all of my resources and moments. Moonlight cannot hurt me, or anyone. And if the Moon is giving no light or compromised light, that is fine too, because sometimes we have no Moon in the night sky at all!

The Moon was in the Earth’s shadow – so I was in my own shadow, with all others in the visible totality. If I cannot have tea with my shadow, what am I doing here? Good thing I have the relief of having had Tea specially prepared to avoid those issues! T-hee-hee!!!

So, the omen stuff.

Perhaps we can experience a Blood Red Lunar Eclipse differently than our historical prescription books recommend. They are common enough happenings anyway, that it is a little much to read them as shatteringly affective as omens of doom. Perhaps much of the fear comes from the same deeply encoded fear that our world in this past epoch has exhibited toward Woman’s Sacred Power, or Yin ways in general, if one does not want to Gender the Moon, or their own Moon experience.

The Moon: our subconscious, changeable, shifting, unstable, giving and taking, mysterious and comforting yet elusive Mirror. Awakener of werewolves and supernatural stuff, even insanity. Nightlight for pagan rituals. Marker of when Women would bleed, before modern lights and hormone pills, though if you really work at living healthfully you may get on the natural schedule sometimes.

One cannot behold the Moon. In a way, if the Moon is our reflection, our subtle sensation, a light on receptivity, then a lunar eclipse should arguably show where we are truly being plunged into receiving a change, into shifting into pure intuition for a short bit, going by feel with the light off, knowing things will be different when the light comes back. We may not be aware of what really happened. It is as though the hardwire programming is being cleaned up while the monitor is off. The deep subconscious has shifted, and we receive the full crescendo of what is the truth of the spirit-self balance at the exact time the shift happens at.

We have no choice but to trust our feelings, and just receive, during the Lunar Eclipse. Whether you believe in the traditional omens, celebrate the Moon’s Menses, or some weird combination of both, it is certain that the eclipse affects us, especially if we can see it, but even if not.

After all that, back to Mercury, who was on the opposite side of Earth at the time, actually in the shadow of the Sun whose light was not reaching the Moon.

With an applying conjunction to the South Node, it has a little over a day to become an exact conjunction…

Then, the next day

So, the day after the eclipse, Mercury picked up all sorts of information. Imagine two sides in a contest and one side totally overshadows the other during a play. Here, Mercury overheard everything at the aftergame party of the team who won that game.

Also notable is the Jupiter-Venus conjunction, which is in Novile to the Mercury-South Node conjunction.

This infused a nice “Bright Side” to the instance. South Node is where we find gifts. This is a complex harmonic that could elicit a delineation that is pages in itself. Jewel’s video on Noviles is pretty awesome if you want to really go into depth. Suffice that the 2 Benefics are taking it to the next level with Mercury while Mercury is zipping by where the Sun just unwittingly made an eclipse.

South Node is generally typified as Malefic, so an aspect, even a minor one, of the two Benefics in conjunction, makes this rendezvous have the potential for real good. A separating 9th harmonic aspect with Moon at this moment shows that our potential for insight is even greater, with a subtle communication line between Mercury, South Node and the same moon that Yesterday was unable to speak with either, but now adds a strong, high-strung voice.

The Mars-Saturn square that was partile during the eclipse is separating now, easing tension a bit.

And now a week later, tomorrow/tonight, the Cazimi!

Overall a much simpler chart than the previous two we are looking at here. For starters, there are less aspects, and only harmonic derivatives of major aspects (3rd, 4th, 6th, & 8th harmonic). The Mars-Saturn square is pretty much all calm by now, too.

Moon is applying a sextile to the cazimi at the crescendo. We may recover insight, that at this Last Quarter moon phase, really wants to get to us. Wisdom to be had here, from the middle to end of the Cazimi.

Also, this Mercury has since moved from Capricorn with South Node into Aquarius, so we are still ruled by Saturn, yet in his more evolution-minded guise. Aquarius is light hearted and yet to a fault, being more concerned with getting to the next stage of the story than with ensuring security – emotional or otherwise. With the Sun, we are living purely. We do not have to think much. The motions are natural. We play our role with ease and surety during this time.

A semisquare with Venus tells us we may have a tense, anxious experience either internally between those two archetypes in our own solo experience, or with another person or group. We are inspired to action, or to pay extra attention, to how what we are saying/thinking/reading about (Mercury in Aquarius) is jiving with our often relentless physical-world pleasure desires (Venus in Sagittarius). We will know it because we are living our words in this Cazimi span. Truthfulness is really important. Be honest with yourself, and others. This is easy, but we are processing some very intense stuff (the Eclipse, duh). Jewel of Truth in Aspect Astrology makes a good point in her video on semisquares when she says that this aspect is not as important as a square. However, in the absence of squares, this aspect becomes more important.

A 3rd decan (Sun ruled) Sag Venus (see Darkstar Astrology’s page on this decan) knows what it wants, and how to get it.

A 1st decan Aquarius Mercury/Sun (likewise, Darkstar’s information on this Venus ruled decan), that also is in its own term, is having a very self-aware experience …

that requires a resolution of some sort, a satisfaction, allowing. You want, and ypu are particularly aware of it. Something more, not your everyday craving. Indulging Venus if you can at this time is recommended, as if Venus is fulfilled, the semisquare can resolve, and dispositor Jupiter can govern in peace. Sagittarius does not like to withhold, anyway. But don’t spend it all, because the Moon still has to traverse the 2 Benefics and you may want a chocolate/carob/carrot/karat indulgence (or 2 or 3) in the upcoming days, because why not?

Subtle awareness of the Moon in Sag via a sextile from the Cazimi (and for a time, in the Moon’s own term) allows this to be an arrangement that has every planet in an aspect or two, and very clean lines with only 8th harmonic and lower aspects (with my orbs and bodies, and no axis, anyway). It’s a joy to read this chart, it is so visually simple. Our feelings are in harmony with our experience, really. Activate!

This Mercury Cazimi brings mental self-awareness on a truly conscious level. You can physically live the experience AND communicate about it. People may tend to be on the same page. Our throat chakras can clean themselves and let go of what may be leftover thoughts from last week’s occultation. We can begin to prepare for the Balsamic and Dark phases with a much clearer conscious experience of where we stand. Allow the magic of the unexpected to work on you.

Mercury Cazimi in Virgo today, 9/20/18 & 9/21/18

Mercury Cazimi (in the heart of the sun) today exact at 9:31-9:36pm EST (1:30am UTC). Conjunct fixed star Zavijava. Einstein used this star to calculate the speed of light. It is universally considered benevolent, and gives strength, gain, and martial ability (Constellations of Words).

If you’re in NYC, or North or East of there (any of the NE states), the ascendent will be in Gemini, also a Mercury sign, during the EXACT conjunction of this Cazimi. This lends the moment so much more power to accomplish your goals! It’s a great timing!

If you’re somewhere else, let me know and I can let you know what the ascendant in your area will be.

The wide range for this Cazimi is 2:15pm today (6:15am UTC) to 5:45am tomorrow (9:45am UTC).

Mercury (the Mind) in Rulership in Virgo (harvest, service, plans) in this condition, at a corner of a Grand Trine, with Moon still waxing, indicates a supreme opportunity to cast-out important communications, or implement practical or clerical measures geared toward positive change (mutable Earth).

What house is Virgo, for you? For me, it’s the 2nd. Money, self-value, resources. Today, I dedicate myself to my Mercurial work – writing, mental sorting, and casting out all that I want to lead to better things! If what does not serve me gets destroyed in the meanwhile, that’s even better.

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A brief retrospect analysis/reflection on the Mercury Cazimi on June 5, 2018

At my location in New York, USA, the Mercury Cazimi on June 5 2018 was exact at 9:46PM, but spanned from 4:00PM that day to 3:35AM on the next morning, June 6. It was aspected by an applying septile to the North Node in Leo. The septile indicates an ability to see more clearly, from a higher perspective than normal. What is not normally seen, can be clear. As such, this Cazimi was a window of time through which we found ourselves extremely aware of dramas and ego concerns (Leo) that we have either been through already, or must now advance into the unknown future to resolve (this difference in delineation being past/resolved or future/unresolved is discussed in the Mountain Astrologer article “Re-Visioning the Lunar Nodes” by Kathy Allan, who points out the vast difference in astrological traditions’ interpretations of the nodes. I would argue that in a general sense, either can apply, and the common denominator of “fated issues” is really key). New information has arrived. And, because of the cazimi, what we learned as a result of this awareness was pretty much immediately and powerfully channeled and communicated. Mercury in its rulership in Gemini, through the heart of the sun, just shot these revelations out like a laser beam.

What made this even more powerful where a few other notable aspects to this cazimi, and otherwise. First, Pluto and Lilith at a biquintile – bringing a no-holds-barred, ruthless impulse to make one’s point and bring one’s will in, but in a way that is, at the same time, creative, and geared toward, in the long run, creative evolution of the situation(s) affected by this astrological event. Adding to this energy of “acknowledge in the mind, and speak, this truth I now see very clearly” is only exacerbated by Uranus, fresh in Taurus, applying a semisquare to the cazimi. This aspect created a supremely tense and unstoppable impetus to assert one’s own needs and stance, to bring about a change that has been feeling like it has been building up and needing to happen for some time now.

Neptune was also a key player here, contributing uncertainty and trouble pinning down exactly the problem and the solution, and it was difficult for the parties involved to come to an agreement about what actually IS, in reality. The aspect here is an applying square, bringing rigidity and success only with much effort. Despite the forwardness and exposure, and attempts at clear communication and insight, there may be a fog between the parties involved that results in no mutual understanding coming to pass. Emotions can only make this more of a fluid, illogical (but still totally valid) influence, with the Moon approaching conjunction from less than 10 degrees away.

Deep-diving, justice-for-my-trauma Scorpio Jupiter, and self-preserving, relationship-concerned Venus in a Grand Trine to that Moon and Neptune gave the evening in question an even more profound concern with emotions and grievances having to do with unresolved or particularly tough to deal with issues surrounding emotional connections. Deeply felt beliefs may just continue to swim around in the consciousness. The weavings of these feelings that are long and deeply held will not be apparent, but taken for granted, and seem to have no crux or main point – the trine allows free, easy movement, which sounds good, but could mean that the energy is impossible to redirect – in this case, it is intense, confusing, and self-righteous but also yearning and yet self-protective. These all together make it difficult for things to be resolved between partners or groups. If you didn’t keep it light, things may have gotten the better of your emotions.

Finally, the fact that Mars at this moment was a mere two days from conjunction with the South Node only added fuel and impatience to this very intense few hours. This position, in Aquarius, brought an impassioned stirring and either assertion, or aggression, of deeply held beliefs, feelings, or experiences from the past having to do with wounding, loss, loss of power, betrayal, emotional abandonment, and deep-seated issues, in general, even ones that have been healed on some levels, or even have been healed… it is likely they were brought up again, and this time, with the mind or thoughts (Mercury) pinpointing through the sun, things may have been said that although they felt resolved before, were not really fully communicated, and therefore not fully brought into the physical, material, shared world, in consensus reality, until this event.

Of course, the more directly your individual chart was hit by the key points in this chart, either by aspect or conjunction, the more you were affected. For me, the cazimi itself was 2 degrees conjunct my 11H natal Chiron (and even closer for my progressed), and the Mars/SN conjunction close to my descendant and even closer to my progressed Jupiter, plus some other tight aspects, so I went through a pretty intense instance that was definitely a long time coming, and in that way, felt particularly fated. In the case of my experience, it had to do with my relationship with a friend (11th) who, for a while in the history of the relationship, we were very close, and even cohabited. It felt like there was no stopping the truth of each of our ways of approaching our shared scenario from coming out, and it resulted in a painful awareness and establishment of a new level of boundaries that felt like it “should” have been brought out earlier, but only with this arrangement could the “heart” of the situation come out. I imagine that this event may have had similar purgative and therapeutic breakthroughs for others, as well.

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