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Apr 6, 2020

September 2020 Mars: "The Music Of The Spheres"

2020 Mars in the Cosmic Order of the Universe

by Jude Cowell

April 6, 2020: As my wait for delivery of fresh printer ink cartridges drags on into April, I've decided to take horoscope matters into my own paws and perpetrate a messily hand-drawn version of a chart for the Mars Station Direct on September 9, 2020 at 6:22:12 pm edt Washington DC, the moment in time that transit Mars pauses in order to turn retrograde (Rx). This significant event with warrior/pioneer/activist Mars strong in his own sign and stationing (which adds strength to any planet) suggests significant changes of direction in the affairs of Mars-ruled activities and events.

A close connection to male personages in general is also part of the Martian picture along with exploration, adventure, sports figures, military officers and troops. Additionally, police forces are involved as are negative possibilities such as blind zeal, destructive urges, impatience, quarrels and fights, ambitious projects, fevers, tummy upsets, headaches, and head injuries. Optimistically speaking, perhaps the pioneering spirit of Mars will lead to cures for what ails us during the Mars Rx period (September 9 to November 13, 2020), a time of review and reaction (exs: FDA approval; drug trials). Or perhaps the coronavirus contagion could go into a remission of sorts--at least during the Rx period of infectious Mars. And as you see in the chart below, the Virgo-Pisces victim-savior polarity is intercepted across the 1/7 axis (along with Virgo and Pisces placements) which suggests karmic issues that must be dealt with. But who needs Astrology to tell them this?

So once Mars reaches and moves past his 'shadow degree' of 28Ari08 (his September 9th Station Direct degree) on January 2, 2021 (see the Path of Mars listed, lower left on the chart, below) activities and projects begin forward movement with speedier outward and direct energy. For as you know, energetic Mars, planet of motivation, does prefer direct motion for all his activities and his focus is more easily channeled when moving direct.

Horoscope: Mars Station Direct @28Ari08 September 9, 2020; Disseminating; Hour of Mars; radical Uranus in earthy Taurus is unaspected (spurt-like behavior; separative or independent tendencies increase--Trump the Uranian?); both planets are posited in 2nd hou$e which is ruled by Mars as is the 9th house of Foreign Lands, Legal Affairs, Higher Education, and Philosophy; Sun @17Virgo, sign of health (7th house), Moon @12Gemini conjunct IC (The Public at Home) and Aldebaran (success through integrity); fighting Antares ('anti-Mars') conjunct Midheaven ('MC'); disbelieved prophetess Kassandra rises with Mirfak, a challenge-oriented star, while the Sun (vitality; ego) conjoins determined Sisyphus and health asteroid Panacea. See lower right for themes of the 4 North Solar Eclipse as restrictions within the Collective continue and strength and/or situations are misjudged by those in society who should know better and lead more effectively:

The rounded-up degree for Mars ('29Aries') has an interesting Sabian Symbol for our time in history (to me it seems late days although you're welcome to disagree). Here is Dane Rudhyar's interpretation:

"The Music of the Spheres": "Keynote: Attunement to the cosmic order.

The music of the spheres is the celestial embodiment of principles of polyphonic interplay. The individual advancing 'on the Path' should seek to understand and realize his place in the vast scheme of mankind's evolution, in the immense Chord of the harmony of the universe. The message to the seeker for meaning which is implied in this symbol is To Listen To The Inner Voice; to listen without personalizing this Voice in a glamour-producing manner. It is the Voice of the Whole, of which one begins to realize that one is a tiny little part--yet a significant part, for every note of the universal Chord has its place and its ineradicable meaning."

This symbol speaks of "a new realm of possibilities of action" and the "harmonic principles operating in this realm."

One quite rare factor listed on the chart is an exact septile (51degr:27mins) between The People's Moon and 6th house Venus, money planet of perspective and evaluation. (Ex: the recent awareness that members of the elite class put money over people couldn't possibly be a wake-up call for anyone but apparently it has been. And master astrologer Robert Wilkinson has termed the septile aspect, "The Grand Irrationality." The septile's appearance in the chart underscores our Collective feeling that humanity is 'at the crossroads of destiny' which relates to the interception of the Virgo-Pisces polarity in the chart which has karmic opportunity embedded within.

As for the comic weather of September 9, 2020, Sun Virgo-Moon Gemini is an Earth-Air blend which can get swamped with details yet is reasonable, rational, moody, studious, intellectual, and a mixture of pragmatic and playful. Writer and diplomat John Buchan (Lord Tweedsmuir) was born under these influences and once famously informed us that,

"An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Note: Obviously the above Sabian Symbol information reminds us all of Harmonics in Astrology!


john grove said...

Boy there is slot going on. Huh? Thanks for this thorough analysis. Health and beauty along the lines of collective karmic return to sanity.

William said...


KEYNOTE: The necessity for mature preparation and self-criticism.

We see here the tangible results of the situation evoked by the two preceding symbols. Great hopes, excited expectations cannot be sustained. The last symbol reveals the performer's state of consciousness; in this one he is actually made fully aware of having promised - to the many elements of his own personality as well as perhaps to other human beings - more than he was able to deliver. The issue is how to handle this situation. In one form or another, it is an often recurring situation in the life of an individual person. The manner in which it is met determines the individual's future possibilities of development and achievement.

This is the third stage of this five-fold sequence. What is implied here is the need to be more than "obsessed by potentiality" and subjectively involved in the use of the new powers. The objective results have to be considered, i.e. what this use will do. The individual is not alone concerned, for in a sense mankind as a whole will be affected. What is required, therefore, is an objective inclusiveness of the whole environment; thus a sense of RESPONSIBILITY for what one's actions will produce in people who have been made to expect significant results.

Just a thought, but I find that the reading for 28* Aries to be more apt in this instance.

Jude Cowell said...

John, an over-abundance of things imho! Trump and his minions like to keep us overly busy as you know so they can slip in some things out of our lines of sight. jc

And William, thanks, yes this is an apt symbol for current conditions and is the *karmic confrontation* degree and symbol for The Music Of The Spheres. The symbols, like the circle they're based on, describe a process, one leading to the next. Sometimes I grow weary with typing so TY for doing the typing for me on this one! jc

PS: In other posts I've used A Large Disappointed Audience quite a few times. ;)

Isabel Wolfgang Taylor said...

observing the patterns on my astro-weather board (I like visual display) I was struck by how the Dragon split the chart in half, right up the solstice axis. In that moment I was really feeling the approaching eclipses, and pondering the rarity of Dark-Moon Solstice Dragon Magic. Mercury, at that point, perched in ingress, about to cross over to 'the other side'. True Hermes, messenger, in full flight....doesn't get very far (18th June?) before running back, to warn us of what? Venus already retreating. Dragon cusping. Until, bam! Sun - Moon - Dragon collide in Epiphany! (that was one of my key words for 2020, along with collaboration, infrastructure, 2020 morphs on, the more relevant those word-thoughts become)
anyway, i was pondering and researching about solstice-eclipses, and phished my way into 'Stars over Washington', and now I'm feeling really happy to have found you. Circumstances have not given me the comfort of folk who speak in my native-tongue, Astrologese, and I just really like your style. alerted me to the "eclipse story" and how narratives unfold over a series. "Regarding the Gemini-Sagittarius eclipses, the last time we saw these was in December 2010 to November 2012. What life lessons began for you nearly a decade ago? Is your life on your dream path? Or does this next cycle in 2020 mean finally using your will and skills to turn dreams into a reality?" 2012, and the much celebrated solar-eclipse, I didn't make it to Cairns, but I awoke to the next level of my astro-journey, my Cosmic-Alchemy project was born (on a particular dark-moon night i recall). Illuminating, illustrating, editing, all i could gather concerning the 360 degrees of the zodiac. Of course, i had no idea really of the profundity and depth and complexity of the task undertaken. That would be nice if after this trigger-happy 2020, my iterations will be released, and come into the oracle of oracles, the wise ones, the seers, such a gift they have given us. This 'work' I labour over, gives me such joy and wonder.
Mercury, escaped over the solstice-line has me raving (you inspired me Jude) it is trining my Dragon-Sun-Mercury, cusp Pisces. Happy to share 'Stars' to my FBpage 'Isabel's Almanac'. (what I really need is a Blog, make more virtual friends, other than the ghosts of oracles)
"December’s Solar Eclipse will spur on the new beginnings related to this eclipse’s epiphanies and realizations." (