This New Moon marks is the first official round of the election where the contending candidates have been narrowed down to 2. Of course, there are ever many fronts to consider in the world but given the influence of the United States on the world stage, what goes on there tends to affect us all, in the ripple effect anyway.
From a wider angle, this dawning of the Aquarian Age, the Sun is steadily rising higher and brighter and this is synchronizing with the rapid emergence of a global village. It is true that from this symbolic perspective, it is still March 21st and still rather early in the morning. Imagine that! The Aquarian Age is really just getting started, in terms of daylight.
Then again, the midnight start point is much older, like say 5 centuries. This might sound extreme but it is based on the simple logic that the age last 2150 years and it is early morning. So, when would you say the midnight point occurred? I will return to this wonderful riddle in the near future. Leo is the polar opposite sign of Aquarius, the other side of the coin, as it were, and therefore plays an important role in the coming age. In fact, a leading role, just the kind it desires most.
This New Moon in Leo is charged with fire. The symbolic interpretation of the Fire Element includes words like inspiration, passion, enthusiasm, zeal, animation, drama, fury, and so on. The Sun and Moon at 10 Leo incorporates the themes of Sagittarius which symbolically translates to include words like expansive, large and even enormous, vision, fervor, multicultural, religion, philosophy, and ethics.
Mars and Saturn are in Sagittarius and at the time of the New Moon were almost 10 degrees apart which are called a ‘wide angle conjunction’. Yet, due to the fact that Saturn is retrograde and will be until August 13, both planets are currently approaching exact conjunction, which will occur on August 22, two days after the Sun enters Virgo. So, we can expect a build-up of their assertive and expansive energy pattern over the coming weeks.
The fact that Mars is positioned at 0 degrees Sagittarius supports the likelihood of this cycle having a lot of zeal, verve, drive and pioneering passion and assertion. Venus in Leo is the planet of highest degree and this brings out all the performance of a female in heat. This can produce a very provocative mood. At best, it will prove very fun, exciting and arousing. Of course, such energy patterns can be expressed in different ways and it all depends on how the planet aspect individual charts.
Jupiter in Virgo all the while, along with Mercury and the Lunar North Node will, hopefully, effectively serve to soften the otherwise explosive and even violent expression of Mars conjunct Saturn in fiery and exuberant Sagittarius fueled by the Sun in Leo. Get ready for a new wave of excitement and drama.
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Basically, Leo is about fun and games, children and creative offspring such as works of art in every genre and caliber and play and entertainment, romance and passion and sex. What’s not to like? Well, the issues that arise surround that word that is also used to identify a family of lions: pride. There is such a thing as healthy pride and there is unhealthy pride just as there are such things as a balanced ego and an unbalanced ego. There are many expressions of an unbalanced ego but the basic keywords are attachment, greed and control.
People with Leo strongly emphasized in their charts can certainly be very generous. I am sure most people have experienced this. Yet the instinctive urge to be the center of attention, like children often have, can turn into control and then or when supported by attachment to power, the urge for control can become quite apparent. This is often especially true when Leo is on the ascendant, as in Leo Rising, which symbolizes one’s style and mode of expression.
Such things take time to resolve, and the flushing process may actually prove very helpful, as long as it is recognized and approached on the grounds of a genuinely humanistic attitude which recognizes all people as members of the human family. This goal remains a global issue and many countries remain very far behind. What is interesting, however, is that where people from various ethnic, racial and national backgrounds are growing up together is where a new humanity is emerging and I feel quite confident this trend will continue leaving countries that remain ethnocentric behind and perhaps increasingly awkward or threatened... This is one of the major new dramas emerging on the world stage.
Some would say that the entire world is currently taking such a turn. Yet, it remains that where and how the crisis occurs and the degree of its intensity varies. This is where outer circumstances and hidden archetypal patterns that equate to difficult karma synchronize to produce these acute challenges. It is not a matter of one or the other, but both, always both. Embedded in this understanding is the reality of the hidden laws of nature and some of these come under the heading of spiritual. Ironically, the word spiritual, here, includes very real and sometimes acutely painful challenges.
Astrology illustrates this so well that the insights it provides can seem magical, profound and powerful. People whose world view does not include this deeper view of our life on earth, who do not have the soul app, can find this quite puzzling and often refer to the entire field of metaphysics as woo-woo. What they fail to realize is that the woo-woo they are seeing is the projection of their own understanding. As one awakens to the fact the universe is conscious and that this consciousness pervades everything and that it reveals the existence of soul!