Sunday November 11, 2012 – noonish
Topic – Aftermath of the Election
Total Solar eclipse in Scorpio
Fee – None, your attendance is all we ask.
Well, the election is over, or at least Election Day is in the past. What have we learned from all the talk, mis-speak and hype? Mercury is retrograde and Neptune is now direct. What, if anything do the “stars foretell?” I find it interesting that we often see the phrase “what do the stars foretell” used though only one true “star” is involved as we really mean the planets. However, with the south Node (karmic past) conjunct the malefic (try not to lose your head) fixed star Algol; what might that be trying to tell us?
For this meetup we are going to do what astrologers do best, talk about what happened and why. We will look back at election day, its aftermath and how the astrology of the day seems to have played out Remember, on election day, the transiting Moon will transit Obama’s natal Sun while the transiting north Node will be transiting Romney’s natal Moon/Jupiter conjunction. Which energy is stronger? Who will the winner be? Then, with two eclipses coming in November we will look first at the total Solar new Moon eclipse of November 13 and then at the full Moon Lunar eclipse of November 28. We will also look to see if either of these eclipses have anything to tell us about 2013.
On this Veteran’s Day or Armistice Day as it was originally known, we still have three planets retrograde, Mercury, Uranus and Jupiter asking us to take another look at things. In honor of those who fought and died in all our wars, Mars is out-of-bounds and behaving accordingly as he roams the battlefields of yesterday and today. The Moon is just 6 hours past her conjunction with Venus. What message might this light (Moon) be carrying from Venus to Saturn, her next conjunction? Meanwhile, the Sun is at 19 Scorpio, the “accursed degree of the accursed sign.” What does that mean? What about the Sun’s recent conjunction with the asteroid Pandora? After Pandora open her box and all the “troubles” got out, what was left in the box? We also have retrograde Mercury squaring Neptune/Chiron in Pisces. Will this bring up old “wounds” or health issues for us? You will just have to come to the meetup to find out.
Lesser, but not insignificant points that we tend not to talk about very often include the asteroid Lilith opposing the asteroid Hecate. Are these two dark Goddesses working in harmony or are they pulling us in two different directions? Venus is just past her conjunction with Persephone while her mother Demeter is sandwiched between Mars and the abductor Pluto. Kassandra, “she who entangles men” is making several easy aspects as she sextiles Lilith, semi-sextiles Algol and the south Node and forms a Grand fire trine with Mars and Hecate. How does all of this manifest in the world?
So many questions, so little time. Join us on November 11th as we seek the answers to these and any other questions you may have.
As with last month’s meeting, the Moon is very balsamic being only 29 degrees behind the Sun. At least it isn’t void-of-course. The Moon is balsamic when it is 45 degrees or less behind the Sun in the zodiac. This Moon rising in the morning shortly before the Sun is a lovely Cheshire cat grin crescent. If you look for it the morning of the meetup, look just before sunrise for the thinnest of crescents. Under ideal conditions, you should be able to just make it out before it is washed out by the Sun’s rays. In terms of Lunar phases, this is sometimes called a waning semi-square. This is the time for purging, for releasing what no longer serves us. This is the time for preparation for the coming new Moon total Solar eclipse which will be at 2:08 pm, Wednesday afternoon at 21° Scorpio 56’ 30”.
The Meetup chart forms a locomotive with Venus as the engine and retrograde Jupiter as the caboose. Emphasis is on the southern hemisphere as 7 of the planets are in houses 8-11. While this would normally be a time for moving forward, with Jupiter pulling against the locomotive, expect some resistance to forward progress. As Jupiter continues his retrograde through Gemini expect that 6-16 degrees of the mutable signs to remain active.
I have posted charts for both the new Moon Solar eclipse and the full Moon Lunar eclipse in the file section.
We still have some used astrology books for sale which I will bring. Price, $1, each! First come, first served.
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.
For the talk-around we will do the usual “big 3,” Sun, Moon and ascendant signs and if you know it, what house does 22 Scorpio fall in your natal chart. Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer. You should 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) 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.
After the meetup, about 3:30pm, I will be conducting a class looking at the coming eclipses of 2012 and 2013, where they fall in your chart and what that might mean. A fee of $10 is requested for this class.
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.
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 11th for our next meetup.
Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. 12 Noonish PM
Spencer & Jim