November Meetup

                                            November Meetup

                            Sunday November 10, 2013 ~ Noonish

                        The Moon ~ Her Cycles, Phases and Returns

                                      A Look at a Death Chart

                        Fee ~ None, Your attendance is all we ask.

It has been an astrologically busy time since our last meetup with a full Moon Lunar eclipse; Mercury stationing retrograde; Halloween; All Saints Day and Samhaim; the fourth exact Uranus Pluto square; the Inferior Conjunction of retrograde Mercury and the Sun; All Souls Day and Day of the Dead; the end of Daylight Savings Time; a New Moon Solar eclipse; Venus at maximum declination South; and Jupiter stationing retrograde.

For this Meetup we have four that is half of the planets retrograde. This occurs approximately 1/8 of the time.  Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune are retrograde; however, Mercury is stationing today; at 2 Scorpio 29. This is the point at which it will appear to stop (about 1:12 pm) and then begin to move forward again gradually picking up speed.  Because Mercury is now behind the Sun zodiacally, that is it rises in the morning before the Sun, it is in its “morning star” phase.  For this Meetup, our thoughts may seem to linger, our minds taking longer to process information before moving on.  Jupiter, stationing retrograde at 20 Cancer 30, will have just begun its second pass over the zodiac going back to 10 Cancer 26 where it will station and begin moving forward on March 6, 2014.  On Wednesday, November 13, Neptune will station direct at 2 Pisces 34 and begin moving forward for the next seven months.  This means that all three of these planets are in the process of stationing, that is changing direction and have
the potential for being much stronger than usual.

Though separating, the Uranus Pluto square is still within ½ degree of exact and is the dominant aspect pattern at this time.  With half the planets in water signs; Jupiter in Cancer, Sun, Mercury Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, this can be a very emotionally intense time. 

For this month we are going to take another look at the Moon our nearest and yet, at times, most elusive neighbor.  We will talk about Her cycles, monthly, yearly, 19 years and 29 years in length.  We will talk about Her phases; the four primary, new Moon, first quarter, full Moon and third quarter, and the four intermediate, crescent, gibbous, disseminating and balsamic, how to determine what your phase type is and the significance of it.  We will also talk about the monthly and annual Lunar returns as well as Lunar phase returns.

We will finish up with a look at a death chart and the roles that various planets, including an eclipse might play.

If you would like to be a speaker or have ideas for future topics, please let Spencer or I know.  What we don’t know, we can all learn together.

So, all that said, here is our agenda for this meetup.

  12-12:30  Meet, mingle, eat drink and be merry.  Support the Un Urban Café!

  12:30-12:45  Announcements - Talk around.

  12:45-1:30ish  The Moon, Her Cycles & Phases

  1:30-2:00  Annual Lunar Phase Return ~ A Death Chart – Spencer Grendahl

  2:00-??  Q & A.  Wrap it up.

  2:??-3:00  Mix and mingle

  3:30-5:30  Class – “What’s Your Lunar Phase?”

For the talk-around we will do the usual “big 3,” Sun, Moon and ascendant signs if you know them.  We are a friendly and helpful bunch and you should have your answers before the meetup is over.  Bring your chart if you have one; if not, and you would like one, send me your particulars (date, time and place of birth) ([masked]) and I will be glad to generate it and send it to you.  I will also print one and bring it to the meetup for you.  Just be sure to let me know before 9 am on Sunday, November 10.

Here are the tentative dates and some possible topics for future Meetups:

  12/08/13 – More Lunacy - The coming Venus Retrograde

  01/12/14 – Venus if you will … the Retrograde – A Look Ahead at 2014

  02/09/14 – Relationships, Synastry, the “IT” factor in a chart

  03/09/14 – Saturn and His Returns – What they mean and how to benefit from them

  04/13/13 – Eclipses of 2014 – Prenatal/Natal Eclipses

Possible Topics:  Relationship of the personal planets, Mercury, Venus & Mars

      Relationship of the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto

      Black Moon and all things Lilith

      Prenatal Eclipses


      Hecate, Pandora and the Dark Goddesses

      The Dwarf Planets, Ceres, Eris, Haumea & Makemake 

      The Heliocentric Chart

      Minor aspects and Harmonic charts     

      Comparison of Tropical, Sidereal, Vedic and Uranian astrology

      What color is your Sun?  Color your chart?  Colorful astrology for hue-mans

If you have other ideas for topics, please let Spencer or I know.  What we don’t know, we shall learn together.  Want to be a speaker?  Talk with Spencer or me.  We are open to pretty much all things astrological.

Spencer and I have talked about this and because of the ongoing expense of the fees for the meetup site and costs of copies and such, we are going to add a container for “love donations” to help defray some of the costs.  This is entirely voluntary.  There is no fee or charge for attending this meetup; this is just to help defray some of the costs.

This meetup will be at our usual location, Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd.  Great little coffee shop with delicious food and excellent drink selections.  Do support the Un Urban if
you can by buying a drink and/or something to eat.

Because of the remodel at the Un Urban, we need to move our post-meeting discussions and class from the back room to the main/front area by 3pm so others can have the opportunity to use the backroom and stage. 

After the meetup, about 3:30pm, I will be conducting a class going into more details on identifying which Firdaria you are in now and were in at interesting times in your life and of course, answering any questions from the meetup and class.  A fee
of $10 is requested for this class.

If you have any questions, would like to request a chart or just want to chat, e-mail me [masked] or ring me up,[masked]-4417. 

We hope to see you all on November 10th for our next meetup. 

  Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. 12 Noonish PM


         Spencer & Jim

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  • Jeanine B.

    I wish I didn't have to miss this month's meet-up, this group ever stimulating AND feeeeling the Mars transit opposing natal Mercury, in Yod to it's natural ruler in… the 3rd house! See you in Dec. ~ !

    November 7, 2013

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