With art-related projects taking over around here this week, my astro-politicking time has been limited but I want to mention the New Moon 23Gem41 occurring tonight at 11:13:06 pm edt (Capitol Hill.)
New Moons are new beginnings, Gemini is the sign of Communications, and this New Moon perfects in the 5th house for Washington DC. 5th house: risk-taking, creative pursuits, new ventures...and the 5/11 house polarity is aka The Will Axis.
And with Mercury's Rx station Friday--in possessive, self-protective, side-windin' Cancer--emails may not be revealed until after Mercury goes Direct on July 9.
Pluto's power opposes this New Moon yet so does the midpoint between Rx Jupiter and Pluto...
Jup/Pluto = Sun: keeping things within one's own grip; successful use of strong personality power; the creation of magical effects;
Jup/Pluto = Moon: desire to bring about social improvements; establishing one's position with gut feelings; emotional conviction guides a new start (Tyl; Ebertin.)
Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are in a highly idealistic, visionary Fire Grand Trine pattern of closed energies which may become stagnant and inert as all such patterns may do without a kick in the patootie.
With a Grand Trine in Fire, there is emphasis on egotism, personal power, and heightened self-pride. The right to do as one pleases tends to be overused which suggests a sense of special privilege so common in governmetal types.
Washington's stalemating stand-off continues with more info (Gemini) to be revealed in the light of June 30's ambitious Capricorn Full Moon.
Tonight's New Moon degree, "23Gem":
"Three fledglings high in a tree"...keyword: ELEVATION...
pos: an unconditioned creativity exalted to the point of complete freedom from any immediate involvement;
neg/shadow side: psychological witlessness and a false sense of release from responsibility (MEJ.)
This degree concerns issues of immaturity which passes the buck on down the food chain and the New Moon chart has 6AQ01 rising which is the US natal South Node (SN conj ASC: separation, seriousness, strong individualism, but no popularity.)
6AQ+ is also the Medina degree--Neptune's position when Mohammed entered Medina (the foundation of Islam)--and you know that the attacks of 9/11 on America were a Neptune Return to this degree, don't you?
Cross-Pollination Heads-Up: Lim's Limericks has just published new verses on the kitten from Miers and a feline named Taylor...so get your meow-meow up and have a peek!
Or...check out how Bush prefers Enron thieves over its victims as if you could be surprised that thieves stick together.