by Jude Cowell
During the 24-hour period of Monday January 30, 2012, the Moon (the public; we the people; publicity), our daily and monthly timepiece, begins at a critical-crisis 29th degree (29Ari16) in setting position (conjunct Descendant) in a horoscope set for Monday at the Capitol Building, Washington DC, that temple of Masonry.
By 11:59 pm of January 30, 3012, the Moon has reached 11Tau05 after crossing over Jupiter 2Tau26/33 for a lovely Moon/Jupiter tryst. Yet this being a blog infested with Politics--and American Politics at that--the Business and Political implications of the Moon/Jupiter pair should be mentioned.
Moon/Jupiter energies include certain potential expressions within those practical realms so let's consider a paraphrase of Michael Munkasey's analysis based on the Hegelian Dialect method of Thesis and Antithesis where problems are consciously created, solutions are "debated", and a pre-determined course of action is then said by the ruling elite to be a necessary change which the people are then expected to accept where they otherwise wouldn't without the crisis the elite class created in the first place.
To paraphrase Mr. Munkasey:
Thesis: agricultural production increases; commercial or agricultural sectors see growth; women make important contributions to religious or legal practices; legal situations concerning farm or land policies (opening more land to drilling or fracking? jc)
Antithesis: floods and natural disasters; women's opinions that are over-valued; legal system as barrier to agricultural or commercial development or production; ineffective lawyers or clerics. (Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Munkasey.)
Okay, so the Moon sailing over Jupiter may not start our week with wine'n'roses but we can still check out the Sun/Moon combinations which form during Monday (now, since it's after midnight in Georgia est) to snag a hint of the influences of the day and which will affect the entire week of activities and events. Not just in Washington DC, my former residence, but over the globe depending on which time zone you're in as Luna switches signs.
12:00 am est: Sun AQ/Moon Aries is a fast-paced Air-Fire blend as is the natal blend of 2012 candidate Newt Gingrich--a 'hot-air-balloon' type, a Utopian idealist, in fact, says Ebertin. Watch out for new references this week to Newt's tendencies to blow things out of proportion, send up 'trial balloons' or flags up poles (polls?) to see if anyone salutes, and to generally express his extremely Jupiterian-American personality of which he states he feels very proud.
But more than enough about him. Moving on...
Sun AQ/Moon Ari denotes 'maverick truth-seekers', harsh critics, and spunky, intellectual dynamos. The blend of these signs has a Saturn-Uranus-Mars attitude underneath and even if we can't actually see it, we may feel its scathing tones at times and may be surprised by their eruption. Of course, laughter and chuckles may occur...
"Images for Integration": A court jester mocks the social injustices of the realm...Robin Hood and his band of merry men outwit the evil King John again."
11:59 pm est Sun AQ/Moon Tau, an Air-Earth blend energies bestow the day with security v independence issues and humanitarian concerns but may include an eccentric streak of 'pragmatic intellect' and a "Ferdinand the Bull" quality. Naturally, one of us may be put in mind of that most bullish of habitats within the American narrative, Wall Street.
The Sun AQ/Moon Tau combo contains tones of Saturn and Uranus (AQ) with evaluating Venus (Taurus) and causes a pulling sensation on inner levels as home vies with career.
In both the 12 am and 11:59 pm charts, US natal North Node '6Leo' conjoins MC so it seems that career is winning at the moment with Domestic Scene suffering some of the Saturnian influences such as: loss, restriction, enforced austerity, and delay, with 4th house as the house (department) of Real Estate, Property, Mining, and Domestic Products and Concerns.
AQ/Tau is a 'progressive thinker' blend with forward-looking ideas for reforming things. (Let's be very discriminating about whom we allow to tinker under the hood of the US Constitution, agreed?) It prefers to push the world toward the direction it decrees though the decree may occur behind very private and closed doors. Smugness may be a failing along with reluctance to listen to others, and a habit of 'riding roughshod over others'.
Sun AQ/Moon Tau's "Images for Integration: A country girl seeks a conventional life with an unconventional young man in the big city...The resident caretaker of a 'New Age' community sips his Beaujolais as he systematically does the year's accounts."
(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)
Well, there's a brief astro-peek at the influences of the day for January 30, 2012 which range from 'Robin Hood' to a 'New Age' community of wine drinkers that on one level is possibly the European Union. And in spite of what Politics may be up to behind closed doors, or how many Beaujolais-infused winos turn up to panhandle in the streets of America, I do hope your Monday is stellar and beneficial!
Terms such as 'New Age' may often be code words for Global Governance.