New Moon at 20 degrees Aries
Mars in Taurus Opposite Jupiter in Scorpio/Opicous (Retrograde)
Focus for this New Moon | Establishing Ideal External Relationships by understanding our internal relationship
New Moon in (ARIES 20°): Offering assistance to your neglected Psychic Nature Overcoming crises through compassion.
Transmutation is the action of changing or the state of being changed into another form. If we were to imagine ourselves being born at the highest level then there would be no reason to discuss transmutation. The reality is that we were not and if we want to transmute to a higher level then we have to figure out how.
This New Moon is seen as a time for offering or setting the stage for the life that you are choosing to live. If we continue to doubt our intuition then we will not engage with it. This New Moon is a perfect time to engage our intuition (feminine psychic polarity).
It is not to say that desires our bad but if we don’t know how to manifest our desires than by default they are bad. Also, if we don’t know what to do with our desires once they are met, then they are bad. The New Moon is simply an acknowledgment that all things are done in our favor, we follow that by saying thank you to that part that manifests all things for us, good and bad.
Life’s experience is rooted in change and understanding. Once we realize that every experience is there for the reason of learning, then we find understanding, and what was once an issue is now a valuable piece of wisdom.
Mars Opposite Jupiter
The focus of this placement: Releasing the tension between new experiences and the feelings that block us from new experiences
Mars (TAURUS 28°): No matter where you are in life, you can experience new experiences. Man’s capacity to rise in consciousness and feelings above biological limitations.
What is normal social behavior? Why do you have to follow it even if it poses obvious limits? This point brings us past our limitations into the unknown. This point also speaks to our psychic feminine sense mixed with the masculine mars that put us in the mindset of acting on our receptive impulses. In other words, your needs require you to act in order to satisfy them. Maturity with your new findings is called upon when opening your mind. Take everything in a moment to moment basis. Ultimately this placement works well with a New Moon in the sense we are able to amplify our manifestations if worked with.
Jupiter (SCORPIO 29°): The importance of your offspring and legacy starts today with the love you have for them a moment to moment. Love as a principle of redemption.
This placement we look at the things that are disrupting our being without the good/bad lens we are used to. The idea of praying when needing a God to intervene is played out.
“16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; ” (Thessalonians 5:16-18)
This placement also speaks to the psychic/feminine polarity as it seeks to understand the world around it. Why don’t I have the love I want? The Career? The lifestyle? What do I need to change about my life? Even if the answer is obvious and we imagine we know what to do, this time could speak towards seeking counsel. Whether inner or outer, reaching out to something or someone who has more knowledge than you in a particular situation who can impart wisdom onto your being is encouraged. The Darkside to this placement as alluded to is the idea that you know everything and do not need any help.
This Opposition ultimately represents the soul’s purpose in our lives, the purpose of being a mediator between ignorance and wisdom. Knowing what information should be distributed and when. When we are lost and have questions the hope is to consult with our soul for the answers we seek.
Star of Restraint
To take things away based on cleansing and removing purities
Bharani (13.20-26.40 Aries) is denoted by a triad of faint stars, also known as the ‘Bearing Star’ or ‘Star of Restraint’. Bharani is said to behold the energy of Venus and according to Vedic astrologers, Bharani represented the female sexual organ.
The indications of the name Bharani primarily relates to the feminine aspect of nature and its potential to receive, bear, foster and annihilate.
The importance of connection told through etymology:
To be compatible with another is to identify with their struggle. To stay at struggle creates karma. To work through the struggle and resolve mutually brings about dharma and new experience. Karma feels like and ultimately is a continuous isolated loop.
com “with, together” (see com-) + pati “to suffer”
pati “to endure, undergo, experience,”
According to Hinduism, suffering is an inescapable and integral part of life.
When beings engage in selfish actions, they become vulnerable to suffering. Pleasure is not a solution to avoid pain.
Pleasure and pain are caused by the same dualities or pairs of opposites. Our objective should be rise above both.
At the root of the mental instability is desire, which arises out of the repeated contact of the senses with their sense objects.
To understand that desires come from intuition from the stars, it serves us to understand where these impulses lead.
desiderare “long for, wish for; demand, expect,”
the original sense perhaps being “await what the stars will bring,” from the phrase de sidere “from the stars,” from sidus (genitive sideris) “heavenly body, star, constellation
Enjoyment and freedom are synonymous. True enjoyment arises from freedom from desires and attachment.
When we truly consider, we are aligned with the stars and other stars creating constellations and universes. Because we all are “star-like”. Hence, this is why we study Vedic/Sidereal Astrology.
“to observe the stars,”
com “with, together” (see con-) + sidus (genitive sideris) “heavenly body, star, constellation”
also siderial, 1630s, “star-like;”
Tarot Card of the Week – The Emperor
The word Emperor means “he who sets in order”
has to learn that self-sacrifice is necessary to be a great ruler.
The Thoth Emperor symbolizes leadership, responsibility, self-control, discipline, and focus.
You may be taking on responsibility for others, perhaps with family members who rely on you for their security.
A natural leader and organizer working from a point of fairness with others. You prefer to be your own boss or a leader of others rather than a follower.
If you currently have life problems, the Emperor encourages you to take responsibility, breaking problems down into smaller manageable chunks and work systematically through them.
He also symbolizes someone who has lived through many life lessons and can now use that knowledge and life experience to help others.
Success through self-discipline and application, thinking logically/ rationally.
Learning to sacrifice yourself for a greater cause. Only by surrender do we gain spiritually.
10 ways we can free ourselves from suffering:
1. Realizing that Nothing lasts forever
2. Understanding that Desire as a noun and Attachment = Karma
3. All of this Physical Reality is a result of Glamour and Illusion
4. We have to realize that we are in a Reincarnation and the goal is to release
5. You are either Moving away from your opposite polarity or moving towards wholeness
6. 5 Senses are a block to consciousness
7. Ownership is not love
8. Behavior — Good & Bad — is just behavior and it should not affect you one way or another
9. pride, lust, anger, greed and envy will always block to consciousness
10. Lack of discretion or judgment will always lead to poor results