Having burned to the ground
I can now see the Moon.
Perhaps the leaders of Detroit's Big Three and the United Auto Workers should write haiku. Give them some perspective, because if one of the definitions of a leader is the ability to hide your panic from others, these guys are failing. Some of them looked as freaked out as a bicycle commuter on a road full of Hummers. Thing is, the stars are bigger even than the steel behemoths Detroit has been churning out and the stars, for quite some time now, have been saying, "embrace Change, because Change is about to embrace you." The embrace happens strong and swift this week with a turbulent Full Moon and if we hate to be bored we'll be happy with the current alignments.
On to the Voids! All times given in Eastern or Pacific Standard times--everyone else, convert!
The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10th at 5:23 pm EST (2:23 pm PST). She leaves the Void on the West Coast at 11:33 pm PST when she glides into GEMINI.
The MOON LEAVES THE VOID on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11th at 2:33 am EST. Italian automobile manufacturer and race car driver Enzo Ferrari, responding to complaints that the brakes on his cars were less than ideal, said "What do I say to complaints that my brakes are no good? I'll tell you this: Anyone can stop. But it takes a genius to go fast." We may need some of that attitude as the energy of tomorrow's Full Moon breaks over our heads--although I wouldn't imitate Ferrari and drive too fast; a highly accident-prone energy is part of the lunar line up.
The MOON IS FULL in GEMINI on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12th. This is a SUPER MOON. No, the Moon won't be wearing a cape (although masquerading as a mild-mannered something it isn't is possible); a Super Moon is a Full (or New) Moon that is both at perigee (at closest approach to Earth) and syzygy (directly aligned with the Sun and the Earth). The Moon is also locked into a Grand Cross as well as a Grand Square.
Back in the '60's the Beatles were talking about a revolution (and got it, when Yoko showed up). Then as now Saturn, the planet that represents the status quo opposed Uranus, the Great Breaker, the lopsided planet that loves to shake things up and change them. Sudden breaks (from routine, people, places, things) are possible--and the Moon is involved, so our emotions will be shaken up and our sense of security likewise. Mercury is hanging out with Pluto, an aspect that says persuade or be persuaded. We can state our case under aspects like this, or be mesmerized by someone else stating theirs so write those letters to the editor and congressman but change the television channel fast if any "But wait! There's more!" style infomercials come on. Collective anxiety has its virtues (just ask any pharmaceutical salesman) but rather than succumbing to the nail-biting energy of these alignments far more productive to take Captain Jean-Luc Picard's advice and engage. Embrace change! (Because if we embrace enough of it, you know, that can add up to a lot of money--).
The MOON ALSO ENTERS THE VOID on FRIDAY (yes, same day as the full Moon), DECEMBER 12th at 1:01 pm EST (10:01 am PST). LUNA LEAVES THE VOID at 10:40 pm PST when she sidles her way into CANCER.
The MOON LEAVES THE VOID on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13th at 1:40 am EST (already left, PST) when she enters CANCER. Astrologer Michael Lutin says that sugar is the drug with which Cancer's coat their inner rage, but it won't just be the Cancerians feeding pent up emotions in this Full Moon's wake. A lot of folks may feel the urge to stock up on comfort foods like dairy and starches, which is fine and dandy as far as it goes--but rather than cart home frigid cartons of ice cream and cumbersome bags of potatoes, it can be quicker and more convenient to kick back a few White Russians. (Vodka being such a clever way of packaging potatoes ...)
The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th at 5:27 pm EST (2:27 pm PST). The Moon's major aspect today is an opposition to Jupiter--an aspect that can cause us to question or doubt some aspect of our faith. More than one youngster tonight is going to do the math and realize that the whole Santa story just doesn't add up. The MOON LEAVES THE VOID at 10:22 pm PST when she strides into proud LEO.
The MOON LEAVES THE VOID on MONDAY, DECEMBER 15TH at 1:22 am EST when she strides into proud LEO. (Is there an echo in here?) Mars, planet of go, go, go squares Saturn, planet of stop! Stop! Stop! Road rage is more likely under aspects like these and we could try and avoid it by just not going out. The energy of the transits will not be denied however, and if Mars square Saturn can't manifest in road rage it may just come out as wrap rage--the impotence we all feel when confronted with an item we want that's buried inside packaging we can't get through. Of course, we could use this energy constructively--patiently working towards a goal and dealing with dealing with obstacles as the lessons in mastery that they actually are, but you know, sometimes it's just more satisfying to let the blood pressure skyrocket as we teach a piece of plastic to never get between us and our new (software, CD, ballpoint pen, etc.) ever again.
LUNA ENTERS THE VOID on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16th at 7:45 pm EST (4:45 pm PST). She's there the rest of the evening. Void Moons can be annoying in our impatient, consumer driven culture because Void times are better used for introspection and activities that bring non-materialistic gains. But the Voids do have very practical, real world uses--cutting anything we wish to stay cut goes especially well if #1, the Moon is decreasing in light; #2. the Moon is in a Fixed sign, and #3. the Moon is Void of Course. Now if it were only safe to shave one's legs whilst also meditating we could use the Void for multitasking ...
The MOON LEAVES THE VOID on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17th at 3:36 am EST (0:36 am PST) when she moves into dedicated VIRGO. This Virgo Moon links Mercury with Pluto, and if we like to write, here's our sign. If we have any nagging little health problems that have been eluding diagnosis this day's energy could facilitate one as well. Whenever I have nagging little health problems I simply drink more water. Not because water is good for us (though they say it is) but because with all the residual drugs that are ending up in our aquifers anymore, I figure at least one of them has got to help.
More to come ...
Never give your birthdate to an astrologer,
We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac.
The zodiac is well worth flirting with.
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