A SO'W heads-up for you:
An until-now 'secret' post saved in Draft form from early September, Signposts on the NWO Highway, has now been published after mild refurbishing.
Nov 16, 2009, Monday: New Moon 24Sco34, chart set for Washington DC @ 2:13 pm est has a 25Pis19 Ascendant with rebellious awakener Uranus 22Pis48 Rx rising along with Juno 22:16, an asteroid whose main claim to fame is as 'the wife' yet can have abuser/abused connotations as well; Uranus trines the New Moon (1S46.)
Monday's New Moon falls in Washington's 8th house with Venus 11Sco01 and Mercury 1Sag13 - '1Sag' = "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire" in the Sabian Symbols.
ASC '26Pis' = "A New Moon that Divides Its influence." Well, that's appropriate for a New Moon chart, isn't it? Moon is VOC once Luna leaves her conj with the Sun.
Pluto, the actor I consider to be co-ruler of this New Moon in Scorpio, is nearing Midheaven - Pluto 1Cap45, Mc 27Sag26. Mc has two midpoint pictures upon it with the Public Sector as outlet for energy expression in the larger world...
Saturn/Uranus = Mc: removing old habits; accepting change; altering personal goals and aspirations due to changes in society or at work; releasing old ideas that are no longer effective.
This supports our current Solar Eclipse season from July 21, 2009 with its 'systems fail; new methods and ideas are needed to deal with events' vibe (Brady's Predictive Astrology.)
In Politics, the Saturn/Uranus duo stand for the legislative process and legislative and executive interactions, balancing conservatives and progressives, and/or counterrevolutionary rule. There may be control of access to political dissidents (involving the proposed NYC trial of 9/11 suspects?)
Mercury/NN = Mc: use of groups with similar interests assist and enhance presige, stature, and reputation; intentions to supply data.
Mercury/NN in Politics has a 'new corridors for transportation' flavor, and indicates well-thought-out and coordinated joint efforts; use of transportation capabilities for smuggling, and/or ineffective efforts to coordinate transportation options.
(Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey.)
At Ic (End of the Matter) is '28Gem' which is, once again, in the Sabian Symbols, a degree of BANKRUPTCY, and we're still operating under the rays of the July 21, 2009 Solar Eclipse, the 'systems fail, new ideas and methods needed' Series (Brady.) This degree is also that of 9/11's Moon.
(Are you counting how many times you hear the word 'system' in the news and in conversation since the financial meltdown began to rear its long-planned head?)
Well, instigating operative Mars 13Leo22 in 5th house is busy in dramatic Leo, sign of the natural ruler, as he revs up to oppose the Jupiter, Chiron, Neptune trio in Aquarius - here in 12th house of behind-the-scenes where political deals are forged.
The exact Great Conjunction (#3 of 3) of Jupiter and Neptune, whose blend of energies can be lovely in a happy 'grand spirit' sort of way, or speculatively fraudulent like a Wall Street bubble or a floating cross-country homemade balloon with an illusory boy aboard....perfects on Dec 21, 2009 @ 24AQ18 @ 3:50 pm est, which squares the Nov 16 New Moon we discuss here. Mars will be Rx @ 19Leo41 by then and at Mc of the Jup-Nep Great Conjunction chart.
As you know, Jupiter and Neptune met twice before with 2009 being 'their year' of 'going with the wind' as they play around with the US ntal Moon 27AQ10 in America's 'Sibly' chart (5:10 pm LMT, July 4, 1776, Philadelphia, PA.) This is the 'becoming involved in speculation' picture I've groused about many times here and at Jude's Threshold and the 2009 Health Care/Insurance Reform debate and its possible legislation falls under this category, imho, along with inflationary printing of currency and the weakening of the US dollar.
Jupiter conj Neptune:
1. May 27, 2009;
2. July 20; and
3. Dec 21, 2009
Wall Street does love a good bubble and Jupiter-Neptune hook-ups are well-qualified to inflate the market with piles of fake money while Washington attempts to pull a boondoggling behemoth of health insurance reform over our woolly noggins one more time - and greatly increases the size and scope of government in the process. To paraphrase President Obama on the health reform issue, This is it.
In the New Moon chart, the Jupiter-Neptune conj squares the New Moon (0S50) and the two are ruler and co-ruler of the chart's Pisces Ascendant. Saturn 1Lib49 is within orb of his recent and ongoing conjunction to US natal Mc ('Sibly' 00 Lib53) and is in 7th house of the New Moon chart. May Saturn's Exaltation in Libra, sign of the Scales of Justice, aid America with the 9/11 trials in NYC or wherever they may be held. (It's about time, but using civilian courts seems a daft idea to me.)
So with Nov 16's New Moon being the start of a new cycle of activity, we may wish to consider the Sabian Symbol of its degree, '25Scorpio' for any clues for our astro-inquiry...
'25Sco' = "An X-Ray"...INVESTIGATION...
positive expression: an exceptional power of analysis;
neg/unconscious/shadow side: uncritical over-sensitiveness to both the condition of self and the state of society. (Marc Edmund Jones; my bold.)
One thing more - two asteroids are conjunct Monday's New Moon...
Hidalgo 24Sco35 (one of the power-wielding asteroids), and Cupido 25:03, an asteroid that can alternate between wearing several caps: corporatism; The Family; syndicates; group associations; Art. And Cupido and his counterpart, Eros, are both related to piercing, such as with the Arrow of Love - or of Hatred, if certain tides have turned.
Now how about the Sun Sco-Moon Sco Images for Integration?
'A pile of manure slowly permeates the deeper soil as the November rains soak the still, dark garden...A millionaire businessman establishes a foundation for medical research.' (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)