Nov 1, 2009

Horoscope of the Neptune Station Direct Nov 4, 2009

On Nov 4, 2009, Neptune Rx changes direction following its Rx Station near the end of May, 2009 @ 26AQ28. Here you see the horoscope of the precise degree/minute/second that the gaseous giant turns *Direct @ 23AQ41; Hour of Mercury 12Sco06 conjunct Sun 12Sco28...'13Sco' = "An Inventor Inventing."

Sun and Mercury are at apex of a Fixed T-Square (highlighted in blue on the chart)...

Mars/ASC = Sun: quarrels; having to adjust things forcefully; operating in an inhospitable milieu; intense teamwork; excitability.

Mars/ASC = Mercury: disputes; a sharp tongue; angry letters; telling someone off; a desire for discussion; intolerance.

Wealthy string-puller and sometime-assassin and spy Pluto is nestled within midpoints pictures himself, indicating big proposals, persuasions, and extreme good fortune of the kind he takes for granted.

As you see, the revolutionary, force-wielding, reforming, and impatient Uranus/Pluto midpoint is rising...

Uran/Pluto = ASC: force active in one's environment, or application of force; placed in an unusual or restless environment. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

Does this describe Afghanistan?

Well, as you know, whenever a planet changes direction its energy is emphasized and strengthened as it 'slows down' in preparation for its reversal - seeming to 'stop' on the degree and minute, so we may notice that in the first week of November 2009 Neptunian qualities in the collective such as spirituality, compassion, and inspiration are spotlighted (Feed America food banks, etc?) - yet insidiously, a stronger Neptune may simultaneously fuel confusions, delusions, and mysteries in global and national arenas.

Unanswered questions and puzzles may not be answered or solved just yet as much as they are uncovered with Neptune's veils being lifted to reveal...more mysteries! And with critical degrees on the Money axis 2/8 cusps - and Neptune's co-rulership of Pisces (2nd house of Earning Ability), loss of employment continues with governmental numbers being fudged for best political effect.

Is this the 'inventor inventing'? (Sun = 'the leader' in a national chart so we'll want to attend to what the president says about financial matters during Neptune's Station (see below for date its exactitude ends.)

One may wonder if this change of direction for the 'unwashed masses'/'mass media' planet associated with oil, gas, and other liquids will at some point reveal or at least partially answer questions about 2008's election (and/or Inauguration 2009) since this Station Direct occurs on Nov 4, one day after the one-year anniversary of the election/selection of Barack Obama. At his victory announcement on TV (NYC), rising was Mr. Obama's natal Sun which you see setting here.

In the 2009 Inaugural chart, Neptune was @ 23AQ05 as noted on the outside of the chart (click image to enlarge) and was - is, since an Inaugural chart remains in effect for the duration of the president's term it describes - involved in a midpoint picture - Uranus/MC = Neptune: creativity; expecting recognition, withdrawal if frustrated; powerlessness; a paralyzed will; suppressed anger.

And interestingly, Neptune on Nov 4 is focal planet in a midpoint picture which has been ongoing for a couple of weeks or so: the 'political reformist group' midpoint of Uranus/North Node...

Uran/NN = Neptune: one who is easily influenced or impressed; being suddenly deceived by others; undermining of an association; retirement of a partner from a joint enterprise; meeting with people off the beaten path.

If you soon hear of such a sudden 'retirement' you gleaned it from underneath secretive Neptune's veil!

The only out-of-bounds body, the Moon, indicates insecurity; the Hour of Mercury may bring announcements, agreements, messages and other mercurial things such as trade or commerce, though the 'inventor inventing' can indicate deceptions as well as creativity - possibly scientific inventions may be announced - or sold.

Osiris, associated with ancient cults and mysteries conjs Sun/Mercury; President Obama's natal Sun is conj this DESC 12Leo51; SIGMA conjs BHO's Sun natally indicating writing, but especially denoting upright moral standards; SIGMA is at MC in the Nov 4 Neptune Station Direct chart and is notated here in my usual scribbly fashion.

Hard times for the US continue and perhaps worsen for a while as the transiting loss-infused, depressive Saturn/Neptune midpoint 12Sag10 conjs US natal ASC in the 'Sibly' see it marked in 10th house...

Sat/Nep = n ASC: oppressive family circumstances; limitation of freedom; emotional depression; emotional suffering caused by others; sense of being 'out of the group'; a loner.

This has a financial ring but also relates to the loss and hardships of serving in war; plus, Saturn/Neptune has its 'invisible' or 'secret government' flavor as well so secret renditions and surveillance are hiding yet may be part of what a forward moving Neptune uncovers along with more financial fraud. Neptune 23AQ 41 is inconjunct US natal Neptune 22Vir25 showing that adjustments must be or are being made. Inconjuncts (aka, quincunxes, 150 degr) are linked with health problems as well, so health care debates and legislations continue to baffle (Neptune) us.

Here we see tr Midas Rx 8Gem29 with the Moon 7Gem48 in 4th house of the Foundation of the Matter; tr Pan is nearby, so the Moon - the people - are hemmed in by trickster Pan, associated with Capricorn's government-business-law provinces, and gold-hoarding Midas. Basically the trio is in 'nuclear degrees' too, and wherever the Moon is posited indicates fluctuations - here in 4th house of Domestic Scene.

So with goat-like Pan on one side and world-banking Midas on the other, there is a 'victimization' flavor here: the Moon rises with Menkar, a star with keywords: a victim of the unconscious, which Bernadette Brady described to me as: someone being mowed down in a senseless act of violence (and she said this pre-9/11.)

(You may wish to look at President Obama's just-past Geminian Lunar Return but I won't cover it here. Moon in Gemini is also a writer's significator along with Sigma conj his natal Sun in dramatic Leo, so often describing a lawyer or actor.)

Asteroid Icarus 00Sag10, associated with risk-taking and with assassinations, is at MC and opposes asteroid Terpsichore (the orchestrator) 2Gem12 Rx at IC. The riot-inciting, explosive, gun-toting Mars/Uranus midpoint 00Gem54 also opposes Icarus, and no, I don't like the looks of the situation.

Plus, if you want a difficult, grief-inspiring Fixed Star you can't do much better than Alcyone 00Gem00 (keywords: something to cry about), one of the Seven Weeping Sisters indicating exile, suffering, and misfortune. 'Insight' is the only positive expression for Alcyone I know of, but perhaps you know of others.

Also at MC is Yed Prior 2Sag18: success in 9th house matters; shrewd, conniving, sarcastic. (Horary Astrology Plain and Simple, Anthony Louis.)

And of course, the unconscious karmic condition of this MC's 1Sag40 is "1Sag" = "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire" which corals to the fore the wars we're mired in as lumbering Neptune changes direction.


*Neptune actually reaches 23AQ41 on Nov 2 @ 6:03:09 pm in DC according to my SolarFire software, and remains @ 23:41 until Nov 6, 2009 @ 8:30:10 am est in DC with a T-Square pattern formed at that time...

Moon/Pluto = Saturn 00Lib50: grave inhibitions; pressure to regroup forces and plan anew; tr Saturn = US natal MC ('Sibly' chart) which gives: Moon/Pluto = MC: acting alone and never in accord with others; one-sidedness.

My opinion? The hawkish, neocon, zionist elements of America's Neptunian, unrealistic, and quixotic notions of global domination with its natural resource plunderings - and blunderings - are ruining and destroying our nation.

As Golda Meir said so well: "A leader who does not hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader."

Et tu, Bush, Cheney. Et tu, Barack Obama (who has grace enough to pause.)

Et tu, all of you manning drones of death from a furtive location in Houston, Texas.

Here's a quote for your superiors who order you in your tasks:

"Power takes as ingratitude the writhings of its victims." - Rabindranath Tagore.

And one more quote that describes Stars Over Washington's American author:

"I dissent because I care." - Jude Cowell 11.1.09 6:45 pm est


DD said...

Wow, sounds like big doings with the Neptune Station Direct. If it is on 2 degrees off my part of fortune in the sixth house natally and trine Uranus in my natal 10th house, seems I need to be careful about accepting slippery talk as truth.

Great post!

Beacongal said...

Jude -- Awesome post that raised the hair on the back of my neck. Of course, I deal in broad-brush strokes (one reason I admire your attention to detail), but Neptune changing direction so close to the U.S. Moon will inevitably bring mass sorrow to the U.S. Miss you a bunch! -- Monica Starr

Jude Cowell said...

Yes overblown promises-offers that don't materialize - but Nep's forward movement will inspire your abundant creativity and you've got the other career factors going on so retain your pick'n'choose attitude while considering Nep's aspect condition/Pisc cusp in your natal chart! jc

Jude Cowell said...

Monica!! so good to hear from you! yes i've mentioned the rootlessness of Nep to US Moon and the fact that if you use Ben Franklin's earlier chart for the US its dissolving effects have been going on for years - Moon 18AQ+ - but certainly now and coming up (Moon 27AQ10) - the home foreclosures and homelessness being a sad expression of Nep-to-Moon.

'Sorrow' is an apt word for what the US is experiencing now and reminds me of a book i mention and recommend here - Chalmers Johnson's 'The Sorrows of Empire' - the 4th 'sorrow' he says is financial collapse.

Miss you all the time, Lady, and hope AstroMundo is being updated!! jc