I know there are some out there who have only a passing, if any, interest in astrology. Knowing your Sun sign may be as far as you feel you need to go where the subject is concerned. There are, however, some of us astrologers who are totally fascinated by the subject – not only what’s been discovered about the meaning of the planets, asteroids, and more, but by what hasn’t been discovered or figured out yet.
Take, for instance, the fact that two people can be born on the same day, in the same year, and because of the difference in the time of the day they were born or the location of their birth, their charts can hold a lot of differences in the placement of the planets by sign and/or house, their Ascendants, and more. It’s like a good mystery novel to be allowed to explore someone’s natal astrology chart.
Then there’s something that some of us wonder about. If we are going into space and talking about colonizing planets like Mars, what will that mean for astrology from the perspective of that new location? It boggles the mind! That’s a whole new perspective to look at our solar system from. What will it mean for the energies that affect us on a day-to-day or month to month basis?
In the case of Mars, it has two Moons to our one. How will that affect the colonists’ emotions? Then there’s the difference in orbit. Mars, being farther away from the Sun, takes 687 days to orbit the Sun as compared to Earth which takes 365. How long will it take Mars to pass through each sign of the zodiac? Finally, but certainly not last, is the fact astrologers will have to figure out what the energetic meaning of Earth is to those on Mars just as we had to figure out Mars’ energetic meaning to us here on Earth. Fascinating! What an opportunity to see things from another perspective other than that of being on Earth. It should be very eye-opening.
In the meantime, let’s talk about that fascinating New Moon taking place on Friday, October 16th at 3:31 p.m. EDT. With both the Sun and the Moon in Libra, it could cause too much reliance on others.
The energies are affable, courteous, and well-disposed. They also give clear perception, foresight, and a desire to do good.
The Moon, by itself, allows those affected by it to understand other people’s point of view. It’s the instinct for self-preservation that saves people from making mistakes in judgment under the influence of this lunar placement.
Since many look at the New Moon as a time of new beginnings, this one is saying that your next step may involve other people and they can be new acquaintances. Teamwork may be involved in that new direction or beginning. Or it may be through marriage, partnership, or just general association.
That new beginning might involve something creative. Art, music, writing, or even something like baking or decorating such as painting walls. Something that appeals to your beauty-loving nature or aesthetic impressions.
It’s become pretty obvious that Libra is about the quest for balance and harmony in ones life. That’s also an option for that new beginning that this New Moon offers. The discovery of new, undiscovered information and methods may provide some new pathways and practices to aid in achieving that very same balance and harmony.
Less than a week later, the Sun makes its yearly sojourn into Scorpio on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. EDT. While most astrologers still recognize it as being ruled by the planet Pluto, there are some who see it once again ruled by Mars, or at least co-ruled by it, since Pluto’s demotion to dwarf planet. That cold explain the intense desire of people born under this sign.
It is, however, a water sign and that can give an unstable, emotional nature to those affected by its energies. The good that comes out of this is that it makes a person very imaginative, persistent, and determined. The downside is that it can cause people to be resentful, stubborn, suspicious, and even jealous.
There are also a great deal of healing power and transmutative energies here. This is especially true for the higher levels of the Scorpio hierarchy: scorpion or serpent; soaring eagle; and phoenix. Like the phoenix, energies of regeneration are part of Scorpio, thus the healing ability.
Scorpio is about experiencing Life in all its many facets with great depth and intensity. That make this the perfect time to dig deep into the mystery of your life and search for clues that can lead to healing and self-regeneration.