This Lunar Month's Theme
September 1, 2016 - October 1, 2016
Eclipse Lunar Cycle
A Synopsis of this Lunar Month
This September 1, 2016 Lunar Cycle is packed full with non-stop significant planetary aspects occurring one after another, producing an exceptionally dynamic lunar month. It begins with an Annular Solar Eclipse on the North Lunar Node, visible in Africa and Madagascar. Following is a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurring on September 16, which is visible throughout Asia, India, Eastern Africa, and Western Australia.
The New Moons occurring in March, April and May 2016 synchronize with the Lunar Perigees. The March 9 Total Solar Eclipse is critical, making it and this lunar cycle more impactive. It can also add to stronger geophysical resonances.
Generally, eclipse lunar cycles mark a time of shifting into a new octave of experience. They offer a time to resynchronize our selves with the ever-changing cosmic currents supporting our evolutionary progression in consciousness. Eclipses tend to bring about endings and new beginnings. How dramatic these changes can be and in what areas of our lives is a function of star alignments and other aspecting planets occurring at the time of the eclipse, and where they occur in our natal (and especially a relocated) chart. They can have a far greater effect in our lives when they conjoin other natal planets and personal points by ±6°. Eclipses bring emphasis to issues related to the chart area and planets involved. Eclipse influences generally last about six months, until the next eclipse occurs. Eclipse lunar cycles are ideal times to set new six-month goals to create personal change in our lives, not necessarily on the solar or lunar eclipse, but based upon the realizations we have throughout the eclipse lunar cycle.
Solar eclipses offer opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing issues that keep us from doing so. They can invite a new beginning, way of life, or new way of participating in life.
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Lunar eclipses tend to be more emotionally palpable in nature, how we feel about and respond to our life experience. They are about releasing the emotional bonds within ourselves that glue us to involvements that are less than we truly want or deserve. They are also about the emotional and experiential aspects of our relations with others and with the world. Lunar eclipses provide opportunity for an emotional resynchronization.
This New Moon eclipse lies in the midst of the stars of Leo and under the auspices of Thuban of Draco and Alioth of the Great Bear. It also conjoins the stars of the Sextant, and Suhail Velorum of Argo Navis in the very southern heavens. The stars in this area of the heavens are about personal and global leadership, transcendent evolutionary currents, and the use of personal will to direct our evolutionary course with impetus to reassess changing conditions and to change our tack in life accordingly to reach our desired destinations. Several very significant events occur in this lunar cycle. The following are just a few.
Mercury's retrograde with Jupiter and the Dwarf Planet Makemake kicks in strong as the lunar cycle begins, which will continue through October 11. Mercury began its retrograde just before the New Moon (on August 30). This is an extremely catalytic few week dynamic impelling us to redefine how we think and the logistical aspects of our lives. It creates a mobilizing and expansive force that can dramatize diversionary rhetoric but also expose transcendent truth it obscures. It brings emphasis to self-leadership as well as to leadership in the world and those seeking it, to what we are willing to risk, and to self-assertion for achievement.
Jupiter's conjunction with Makemake on September 19-20 can bring far more insight into Makemake's astrological nature as Jupiter inflates Makemake's energetic. The Equinox occurs just after, on September 22, with the Sun then conjoining Makemake and Jupiter. Mercury also completes its retrograde at this time as it then heads for its final conjunction with Makemake and Jupiter in early October. Jupiter and Makemake complete the their previous ~12-year synodic cycle at this time, which began in 1994, and begin their new 12-year cycle under the auspices of the Super Galactic Center in the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, which continues through 2028. This new cycle has a significantly different energetic than the one that began in 1994.
Makemake seems to impart a strong motive for personal achievement and exhibits a high-risk adventurous quality, willing to go for all or nothing, even at the cost of life itself. It invites us to consider what we are willing to put at risk to achieve what we pursue. Yet here, under the auspices of the Super Galactic Center and its tremendous galactic emanations, we find impetus to align that motive for achievement with far greater spiritual awareness, with concern for all life and for more embracing evolutionary and ecological matters. In addition, we find impetus to take a stand against the meddling of old-paradigm totalitarian powers. This is quite different from the 2004 synod where impetus was more about covert affairs obscured by diversionary dramatics for personal accomplishment. Here, leadership cannot be driven from self-interest alone, common to previous political-religious figureheads and demonstrated by their grand diversionary antics upon the global stage, it must mature with true concern to help others and for our highest evolutionary attainment as a world.
Jupiter will magnify and mobilize Makemake's energetic in our lives and this (supergalactic) light will illuminate and make visible details previously unseen. So diversionary antics and motive of those seeking leadership positions in power may become far more transparent. See the video: "Mercury Retrograde, Jupiter & Makemake."
The third and final Saturn-Neptune geocentric square occurs, fully propelling us into the last quarter of the Saturn-Neptune 36.4-year synodic cycle that began in 1989, which continues through December of 2025. Entry into the last quarter of this cycle creates a significant shift in our longer-term evolutionary currents, now engaging us to actively create change in our personal and sociopolitical ideals and in what have now become antiquated structures we have created around them. See the Saturn-Uranus and Saturn-Neptune cycles that began in 1989 in the article "Sociopolitical & Personal Explorations 2016-2020."
Uranus and Eris, now both retrograde, make their second geocentric conjunction. Upsetting the apple cart is certainly a phrase that applies. The Uranus-Eris conjunction (opposite the Dwarf Planet Haumea) began a few months ago in 2016 and continues into 2017. Radical, unexpected and unprecedented actions and disclosures that eventually lead to progressive rebirth is the hallmark. See the article "New Frontiers in Consciousness 2016-2017 Disclosure & Discovery Possibilities."
This New Moon, on the North Lunar Node, lies opposite retrograde Neptune on the South Lunar Node, creating a T-square to Saturn, which still conjoins the red supergiant star Antares. This creates a strong resonance not only to the theme of the Saturn-Neptune square, but also creates a strong stimulus for Saturn to express, which can manifest as the overt expression of established authoritarian power, especially in the big-business of politics. It also impels movement from the south to north node energetics, which means movement from antiquated ideals, veils of illusion and unfulfilled dreams of the past to the new directions and opportunities this eclipse inspires.
This is one potent and catalytic lunar cycle. It, along with all of these events, impels self-expression driven from an intensely focused inner purpose. It impels a reorganization of those in leadership roles and the use of power in the world, as well as how we lead our own lives or give our power away to the illusory reasons we create to justify disempowerment. It impels a turning or redirection of the affairs in our personal lives and those occurring in the world.
For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, the New Moon through September 10 is an ideal time to work with the Saturn and Neptune audio meditations., is an ideal time to work with the Saturn, Mars and Neptune audio meditations. See the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" for exact aspect times, found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.
Jupiter and Makemake have been in a quintile aspect (72°) with Saturn. This becomes a part of a Grand Quintile, completed by Pallas, Ceres, and Vesta. It forms just before the Crescent Moon and continues through the First Quarter Moon of September 9. A Grand Quintile is a pentagram, or 5-sided star. This resonance represents the fully developed awakened and unique humanoid. A Grand Quintile impels an expansion of consciousness from the bounds of the quaternary world of opposites and standoffs. From my communications decades ago, Earthians are quarantined from interstellar participation until we mature beyond warring amongst each other. Unfortunately, that is still the case, although our planetary cycles certainly support us to get on with it. What will it take?
Theses are but a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events, their meaning and more—the underlying cosmic currents upon which we evolve and which guide our daily lives—based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.