A Snippet

The Tools of War
Mars & Neptune
The Retaliation on Afghanistan

from the
October 16, 2001 Lunar Planner


Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Copyright © 2001 Nick Anthony Fiorenza, All Rights Reserved


    At the time of the retaliation of the US against the Taliban in Afghanistan, the First Quarter (action) Moon of the October 2001 Lunar Cycle occurred between Mars and Neptune in the first decan (in the first third) of sidereal Capricorn under the auspices of Aquila, the Eagle. The stars in this part of the Heavens are of covert strategies and strategic locations on the Earthgrid. They are of sacred sites and of the native cultures protecting those sites. They are of military factions and maneuvers, both of an extraterrestrial nature and of the military commands of the Earth.
    The Action Moon specifically aligned with Algedi of Capricorn, Altair, Eye of the Eagle, Albireo, Beak of the Swan, and Alpha Sagitta, the Missile of Zeus. Mars aligned with Alpha and Beta Indus; and Neptune aligned with Alpha Microscopium and Gamma Sagitta, Tip of the Missile of Zeus.


  Algedi is of covert and secret places: caves, retreats, and sanctuaries. Algedi is also of sacred sites and military outposts. Although such places may seem to be isolated, lying helter-skelter upon the Earth, they are strategically and naturally distributed upon Earth's energy grid. That which occurs at these locations is of significance in the greater evolutionary process for all souls and for the Earth herself, because the energy at these points radiates throughout the Earth's energy matrix. Algedi is also of covert operations, manipulative maneuvers, and all that is secret or hidden behind the scenes.
  Altair, Eye of the Eagle in northern Aquila, is of global and extraterrestrial vision. Altair is also the administrative seat for the "Earth-based Eagle Command," which can be fully integral and associated with military sites, as well as with Earth's sacred sites. Altair is of vision, and asks us to keenly perceive from a global, even extraterrestrial perspective; not merely from a local, isolated view. In classical astrology, Altair is of military force and power. Siderealist Andrés Takra adds: "Altair has been associated with kings, emperors, conquerors, tyrants, politicians, but also with mystics, occultists, and hierophants of mystery religions..."
Sagitta, the Missile of Zeus, extends over the first decan of sidereal Capricorn. Sagitta is our strategic arsenal of tools--whether applied for war or peace.
    Albireo, the beak of Cygnus, is of sexy and alluring disguises. It is of egoic, incarnate self, unaware that personality self is but the cloak of the soul. Albireo is of appearances and costumes--the facades common to the human / bi?sexual world. Seductive Albireo can lure us to forcefully attempt to aid, love, or attack from a less than soul aware perspective. This can result in covert and manipulative actions not really desired or nurturing to the other party. But the lesson of Albireo is for the other party to graduate from victim consciousness, and to be responsible for its covertly seductive role and consequent co-creation of human interaction upon the incarnate stage of life. This is the area of zodiak of learning to take responsibility for our personal experience.

    Mars infuses the qualities of Alpha Indus. Indus is a southern constellation recently added in the early 1600's by German astronomer Johann Bayer, of Augsberg. Bayer articulates the qualities of this constellation as a nude (native) man holding arrows in both hands, (without a bow). In Chinese astronomy, Alpha Indus is the Persian. Indus refers to the keepers of the sacred places; such beings are most often highly involved in the entire and complex theme articulated by this part of the zodiak. They are highly astute and specialized, able to fight with a variety of means. Not only can they wage battle with weapons of war, but also with ceremonial magik and prayer. The placement of this constellation here, under the first decan of sidereal Capricorn, alludes to why government installations are often found on sacred (Native Indian) land. To control key Earthgrid sites, of which native peoples are often stewards, is to control Earth's evolutionary outcome. Indus also articulates the capacity of persons who are attuned to the Earth and Heavens, particularly the primordial skills typically associated with the Native Indian, Aboriginal, or Desert Arab.

    Neptune, conjoining Alpha Microscopium, states that diagnostic magnification of detail was required to see through the obscuring, shifting fog and swirling smokescreen to the true target. Things simply are not what they appear. Conjoining is Gamma Sagitta. Its title, "tip of the missile of Zeus," speaks for itself. If we apply our strategic abilities and tools under the conditions that exist, we must deal with the consequences of participating from our illusions and dreams. The Neptune alignment also requires we use a higher order perceptual capacity to see the divine intelligence at work so we may act in accordance with it.


  Vulpecula cum Ansere, our modern Fox with the Goose is another recent addition to the first decan of Capricorn. Placed by Hevelius in the 1600's, it is described (by Allen) as "uncomfortably crowding, and jammed into the space between the Beak of the Swan and Sagitta the Arrow." It lies along the galactic equator. But Vulpecula perfectly and succinctly elucidates the meaning of this zodiakal band. Vulpecula articulates, in the very first couple of degrees of Capricorn, the deep appreciation of the exquisite beauty found in nature, but quickly turns, a few degrees later, into an "insidiously cunning and voraciously violent" characteristic. Without this addition, one might considered only the more eloquent and artful play of seduction and consent by both parties, as elucidated by Albireo and the story of Zeus and Leda. But here, the taking can turn for personal desire with no concern whatsoever for the wellbeing or survival of another. In fact, a resultant death of another is implied. The real death is that of the high spiritual intent embodied in our earlier sign of Sagittarius resulting in the aberrations and confusions inherent when manifesting into the mortal world.
    As a galactic constellation, Vulpecula implies this play and obliteration can occur even at soul level, which is surely the case. Vulpecula cum Ansere sums up the entire first half of sidereal Capricorn. Lying directly over the missile of Zeus, Sagitta, Vulpecula amalgamates the Albireo theme with that of Sagitta, with that of Algedi, and with that of neighboring Aquila as our war machine--all revealing the nature of the tools of business and war. Here is the interplay of people in their sexy disguises: whether cloaked in the eloquent and sleek stealth jet; particle beam laser based satellites; or merely dressed in seductive leather and lace. The Fox is indicative of the sexy, sly, cunning, covert maneuvers used to get the goose, and, as is most often the case, disguised to be something other than what it truly is.

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The Lunar Planner

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Copyright © 2001 Nick Anthony Fiorenza, All Rights Reserved