Intimations of a New World: New Moon in Libra & Comet Elenin

Welcome to The Kosmic Mind Astrology Column written by Guest Astrologer Chad Woodward. Chad is an astrological researcher, massage therapist, healer, and artist plus a good friend of mine who I highly respect for his ongoing and unique explorations into the awesome potential of astrology and how it effects us on a microcosmic and macrocosmic level.

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Last Judgment by William Blake

As the Sun crosses the fall equinox point, the previous energies of summer, of maximum light and momentum, begin to wane and slow. It is here that we come face to face with our creations, the full manifestation and realization of our intentions set at spring equinox, as it is indeed a time of harvest both figuratively and literal. Throughout the Sun's journey each year, it reaches two points of extreme manifestation, summer and winter, and two points of balance, spring and fall. Equinox roughly translates to equal day and night, meaning that literally, both day and night are of equal length when the sun reaches these points in the sky.  An internal reset button is pushed, where we meet a transition. In the fall season, that transition is from maximum light and growth, to the receding energies which await us during the following winter season. This year's Libra New Moon occurs just days after the Fall Equinox on September 23rd, and contains quite a miraculous configuration and synchronicity, with several lunations which began the Summer of 2010. For a detailed analysis of this synchronicity please see my article, Cracking The Cosmic Egg, which I published unknowingly, just one day after the discovery of comet Elenin in December 2010.

I will do my best to briefly summarize these events here. What appears to be occurring is a very dynamic process within the collective psyche, one that is activating and awakening, and simultaneous to a process of break-down and decay. In the language of occultism, this dualistic energy is known as the double current--an energy wave, beam, or transmission which is currently permeating the planet. From my own insights this double current holds the archetypes of Ascension and Descension, and both manifestations will be experienced upon the earth plane. One of the most prominent astrological configurations that is occurring now is what has been termed by astrologers as the "Cardinal Climax" or "Cardinal Cross". The Cardinal Climax is a dynamic aspect structure formed primarily by the planets Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto. In astrology, this structure is known as a T-Square configuration, meaning that from our geocentric perspective, these planets literally make a T shape. What makes this configuration so significant is not so much the T-square itself, but that it is occurring on the Cardinal axis within the western tropical zodiac. This cardinal axis, comprised by the very early degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, are the seasonal transition points--when the Sun arrives at these placements we have a shift in seasons and in the duration of daylight. In astrology, these points are highly significant--any placement occurring at these formative degrees for an individual is extremely powerful, often having an effect which somehow touches the larger public, and in other cases, the whole world. This Cardinal Climax configuration is a powerful symbol and omen to the entire world--what it means exactly and how it will manifest concretely I do not know, but we do know one thing: the very fabric of reality and the very foundation of our infrastructure is going to completely change forever. The symbolism of the cardinal degrees speak loud and clear, we are in the midst of a grand global transition, just as the seasons transition each time the sun reaches these placements each and every year.

We are already seeing this process occur, not just in the United States with the current economic and political instability, but around the world. Things are shifting indefinitely, everywhere, and they seem to be occurring alongside a substantial amount of natural or man-made "disasters" and earth changes which appear to be increasing with each glance. This process, this global transition, effects everyone and everything--and every event is relevant in terms of a symbol, informing us of the need for adaptability, consciousness, and a willingness to change. This New Moon symbolizes a highly significant turning point for the Cardinal Climax configuration, as it seems to be the last lunation to occur and involve itself with these outer planets near the cardinal degrees. After this lunation, Pluto will no longer be in orb of close conjunction with the formative degrees of Capricorn, as it will begin moving further away. The Cardinal Climax itself, peaked in its alignment with the strikingly synchronistic lunar eclipse on June 26, 2010. Since then, Saturn as also moved out of orb, or out of the T-Square alignment, and is slowly moving toward the latter degrees of Libra.

In my previous article, Cracking The Cosmic Egg, I noted how astrologer, researcher, and Pleadian channel Barbara Hand Clow, had mentioned that the Lunar Eclipse of June 26, 2010 was, in her words, a "6D architectural design that is reformulating the solid world". By 6D, Barbara is referring to the 6th dimension, which is hypothetically, three steps above our own. Barbara began channeling a book called the Pleadian Agenda back in the 90's, just after the publication of Bringer's of The Dawn, by another trance channel Barbara Marciniak. In the Pleadian Agenda, which could be likened to a continuation of the information received by Marciniak previously, the "Pleiadians" present a very dynamic and highly complex, yet approachable, model of dimensionality--describing the nature, function, and interrelation of dimensions available, and soon-to-be perceivable, by all humans living on the earth plane. According to the book, the 6th dimension is a dimension of complex geometrical configurations which are deeply intelligent. These configurations, or codes, act as "seed ideas" which manifest themselves within the third dimension. For example, in the 6th dimension exists the code for a human being, and this code acts as the perfect ideal of what a human looks like and how a human should function physically, mentally, and emotionally--then it is replicated down the dimensional chain and manifests as a physical form. According to this idea, every structure, be it organic or otherwise, which replicates itself in our world, exists first, as a 6th dimensional design or template.
Divine Geometry by Vladamir Kush

This template then passes down through the fifth dimension and forms into light, which is information, is then dualized in the fourth dimension and becomes what we would call an archetype, and then births itself in the material or mental reality that surrounds us. This concept could be likened to Rupert Sheldrake's theory of Morphogenesis. Regardless of all the technicalities this entails, this statement deeply resonated with me when I read it, and the configuration began to make a lot more sense. We can perceive these configurations and synchronicities as an extremely intelligent evolutionary design that is being orchestrated by forces beyond our current perception. In a very real sense, whether one believes the information channeled or not, we are being informed by the collective unconscious, that our reality, our world, is being reconfigured, altered, and we are being presented with an entirely new template for living our lives. We cannot deny the powerful changes that are taking place all around us and within us, and anyone looking at our current situation with an open mind can see that the systems and structures we have relied upon are no longer functional, they are progressively breaking down and will continue to do so as this new "template" solidifies within the collective psyche of humanity.

Europe: A Prophecy by William Blake
With that said, this New Moon, which occurs on September 27th joins the Cardinal Climax, taking Saturn's place in the configuration at the formative degrees of Libra. Pluto sits at the 4th degree of Capricorn, the same placement where Pluto conjoined the Lunar Eclipse of June 26, 2010--we can feel this as yet another activation of the energies which were seeded at that time. The New Moon sits in opposition to Uranus, which closely conjoins the Spring Equinox or Aries Point. My initial feeling of this, is that this Lunation marks another activation of the template received in the June Eclipse--and it signals that a powerful healing for each of us is possible if we can be conscious enough to embrace this energy individually. The sign of Libra evokes a sense of balance, of creating equilibrium, and of manifesting and bringing something into form that is a direct reflection of our intention. Seasonally, as I stated above, the Fall equinox brings more fully into form our spring equinox intentions--whether we are conscious of them or not. It would appear, that this lunation is manifesting our greater collective, and even cosmic intentions. What manifests in each of our lives right now is incredibly significant, and will illuminate quite clearly what we are currently creating for ourselves, and for the world at large.
Things get even more interesting when we consider an entirely other dimension involved in this horoscope. I had mentioned above that my first article articulating the energies surrounding these configurations was published on my blog just one day after the discovery of comet Elenin. Since Elenin was discovered there has been a lot of hype, speculation, and secrecy surrounding it--and because of all that, and the highly unpredictable nature of comets in general, I chose to largely ignore it, since it seemed impossible to get clarity as to the actual implications of this entity. Elenin has created a firestorm on the internet involving predictions of cataclysms, end of the world scenarios, and even speculation that it's an intelligently controlled spacecraft being maneuvered by extraterrestrials, or actually the mysterious twelfth planet Nibiru. It seemed that NASA wasn't helping the matter either (as usual), as it chose to refrain from making public statements about Elenin for a period of time, adding more fuel to the wild speculation already in motion  (however, I personally don't have much faith in what NASA tells us either way). It seemed also, that the usual cast of characters who claim to "know" the truth of certain mysteries were getting in on the spectacle--Richard Hoagland for one, infamous for his involvement in speculations surrounding the mysterious Face on Mars enigma--announcing that Elenin was some sort of extraterrestrial spacecraft approaching earth--and Michael E. Salla who seems to support this theory, and is a known advocate that we should embrace all our extraterrestrial friends with love and light, and that the current presence manifesting largely through UFO sightings are all here to help (not a viewpoint I entirely share).
Richard Hoagland on CNN....Hmm it looks a bit like him, don't you think?
A friend of mine brought Elenin back to my attention several weeks ago, and because of that, I took it as a sign that I should look into its astrological implications--however, cautiously. Elenin was discovered on Dec 10, 2010 (12-10-10) at 3:26 AM MST by Russian Astronomer Leonid Elenin at the ISON Observatory in New Mexico, and in usual fashion, it was named after himself--of course his own name relates to a meteor shower which occurs in the constellation of the Lion, which astrologically correlates to the infamously self-possessed tropical zodiac sign Leo, how ironic! Incidentally, at the time of discovery in the predawn hours, Elenin was positioned at 29 degrees tropical Virgo, conjunct, you guessed it, the fall equinox point, linking itself with the Cardinal Climax energies! The 29th degree of a sign is known as the anaretic degree, which means, in symbolism, "something is about to explode". The energies from the previous sign have culminated to an astrological boiling point, and are ready to move on--but before they do, something remarkable and unexpected happens. The energy of an anaretic planet in a horoscope is highly unpredictable, and it oscillates between a flow of seamless self expression to a state of silent, almost blocked energetic stagnation. In my article published the day after Elenin's discovery, I noted a series of 6 Full Moons which all occured on the anarectic degrees of the signs in the lower hemisphere of the zodiac, Aries through Virgo, and how a Lunar Eclipse which occured the day before Winter Solstice 2010 at the anaretic degree of Gemini was involved in the activation of the June 26th eclipse--square to Elenin's birth position!
It was projected that comet Elenin would align with this New Moon on September 27th, and according to calculations from NASA's JPL ephemeris, this appears to be so. In the horoscope for the New Moon we see Elenin at 3 degrees of Libra, sandwiched between the New Moon and Mercury, all in conjunction, and rising, on the horizon in Washington, DC. Now, the question is whether or not Elenin will be in physical form at the time of this alignment, because according to the latest observations, and in perfect synchronicity with its anaretic nature, Elenin has supposedly begun to disintegrate as it approaches perihelion with the Sun--and it is believed by many astronomers that it will not make it to the alignment (incidentally it is believed to have broken into two pieces). I feel that this is incredibly significant, because if this is correct, then in a sense, symbolically at least, Elenin has come here to die, and it has chosen the time of these alignments to do so. Curiously, it is estimated that Elenin began to break apart around August 19th after it was hit by a coronal mass ejection from the Sun, just as it was crossing over the first degrees of tropical Libra, joining again, the Cardinal Climax influx. Now, another party claims otherwise, individuals belonging to the exopolitics crowd claim that the disintegration of Elenin is a cover story, apart of a disinformation campaign, designed to detract the public from the "fact" that Elenin is actually an extraterrestrial spacecraft, or intelligently controlled vehicle. This same confusion of facts and speculation shrouded the events surrounding the Face on Mars controversy which arose from aerial photographs taken of the martian surface back in the late 1970's--NASA had claimed that it was simply a trick of lighting, and then it was countered by a campaign, involving Richard Hoagland once more, that NASA was covering up the remnants of a lost civilization on Mars[1].
What's true and what isn't? My research into this matter reveals that both parties seemingly work together, and fuel each others arguments, for reasons I am not entirely certain of. It appears that both sides work to create confusion, such as this, for some entirely other reasons, and I'm not interested in speculating it either way, because honestly from my perspective, the myth is more relevant than the facts. As Simon Buxton once wrote: "The difference between history and myth is that myth is always true." So whether Elenin is an alien spacecraft heralding the "dawn of the new age", or whether it's just a comet, neither labels bring us any closer to understanding it. I mean science has all these terms for certain things and yet, still, they're inherently a mystery. What's gravity? What's electricity? What's the "ghost in the machine" anyway? Just because we label or have a name for something doesn't mean that we understand it--and whether we understand something or not, doesn't mean that we still can't interact with it, or that it doesn't shape or effect us in some way. So truthfully nobody knows what Elenin really is, least of all myself, and judging from the past, the individuals involved in promoting Elenin as some kind of spaceship don't have a the most trustworthy track record, and seem to be backed by shadow agencies within our government with their own agenda--an agenda I doubt is in everyone's best interest, or at least that's my own opinion and speculation.
So just what does Elenin symbolize astrologically, and how we can we have some understanding of its influence within the collective psyche at this time? From the astrological viewpoint, everything has meaning and contains a message through its symbol. Comets are not the most notable objects to be used in astrology, primarily because they are so erratic and unpredictable, and also, they tend not to hang around too long for astrologers to study. In the past, our astrologically privy ancestors seemed to view comets as a highly significant omen--usually the harbinger of great change, the rise and fall of a leader, or the foreshadowing of some catastrophic event which would completely alter their way of life. They also perceived eclipses much the same way, however today, our modern perception of things has changed quite considerably. In astrology, an astronomical object gains its symbolism and meaning through four primary means: the name assigned to it, events occurring around its sighting, studying its effect on individual horoscopes, and by analyzing the object's own natal horoscope. The object is viewed as a symbol, and an archetype, that is arising from the collective unconscious--it is a manifestation of a collective intention seeking to shed more light on what is hidden behind the veil of our conscious perception.
The name and accompanying mythology, if there is any, is really only once piece of the puzzle and describes merely one side--we cannot make major conclusions on the basis of the name alone, however, since we are not allotted enough time to study its full effects in individual horoscopes, we are left with the name, the events surrounding its discovery, and the horoscope for the moment of discovery for decoding this mysterious Elenin. What we label something indicates what we, as a collective, are projecting onto that object--and its meaning is only the result of what we give it. A google search of the etymology of Elenin will yield some rather interesting, if not entertaining, results. There appear to be several websites and discussion groups dedicated to decoding Elenin's name and relating it to a sign of an impending catastrophe, or, an Extinction Level Event--ELE [2]. Most of them appear to agree that Elenin comes from the Greek name Helena, which means torch, light, or bright (more on this in a bit). Another consensus appears to agree with the linkage of the name with the mythological flood myth, which of course, our modern version would be the Judeo-Christian story of Noah's ark. However, if we look deeper, this story goes back much further, and relates to the Sumerian version known as the Epic Of Gilgamesh. Now I'm not going to speculate and get into the intricacies of etymology here, it is not something I know much about, nor do any of these websites provide much source material for their conclusions--so for our purposes, I am mainly interested in the collective psychic frenzy that is being stirred up by this object and the symbolism it embodies.
The fact that so many people have been impulsed to speculate that Elenin is an omen of doom and of apocalypse is interesting to me, and it provides a very important key in interpenetrating its meaning for us astrologically and psychologically. The events that have been stirred up by this object contain two very specific symbols: One of extraterrestrial contact, and another of the resurfacing of the flood myth interwoven with Judeo-Christian eschatology--in other words: the end of the world and the ensuing rapture. However, if you look carefully.....both symbols are actually quite similar. From the Christian viewpoint, the apocalypse is interchangeable with the second coming of Christ--when the messiah will return once more to earth, collect those worthy of ascension--defeat the devil, lucifer, or satan, and destroy the planet earth washing it clean of all sin and evil. Now the other viewpoint, which is heavily promoted by those who claim Elenin to be an extraterrestrial object, is that our Alien friends are anticipated, with similar religious zeal, to come pouring down from the heavens and bestow upon us their "enlightenment", technology, and advancements to our own more primitive society.
The Miracle of the Snow by Masolino Da Panicale (circa 1400)
Now I personally feel that our first physical contact (allow me to stress physical here, because I feel that we are already in contact with higher dimensional intelligences on an energetic level) with extraterrestrials will be with beings who directly reflect our own state, and in looking at where we're currently at as a species, I would not personally welcome these beings with open arms into my home for some tea. With that aside, the vision of extraterrestrial utopia conjured by the current New Age ideology is actually quite identical to the Christian's perception of the second coming. Both camps feel the world in currently in grave trouble economically, socially, and environmentally. Each side sees these entities, Christ or a legion of extraterrestrial beings, as the symbol of savior, who will deliver us from our corrupt and chaotic world into an ascended paradisaical utopia. Now if we look at this through the lens of astrological ages, we see the Christian version being a symbol conjured directly from the Age of Pisces, the age we're currently now leaving--and the symbol of our extraterrestrial brethren as a symbol belonging to the Age of Aquarius--the age we are currently entering into. So Elenin carries with it a dichotomy, and a symbol of transition, from one perception to the next. Of further interest is the increasing popularity of UFO and alien documentaries being aired, seemingly in mass, on mainstream television--primarily the Ancient Aliens series on the History Channel, which incidentally first aired in May of 2010, in the months leading up to Elenin's discovery.
In June of this year I posted a New Moon article discussing an individual by the name of Harold Camping, a Christian radio show broadcaster, famous for his predictions based on a numerological interpretations of the bible. In May of this year, Harold made a prediction that "Judgement Day" would occur on May 21st--meaning that Christ would return to earth, collect a few souls, and herald the apocalypse. It seems that didn't quite unfold, but interestingly, it was around the same time that the Ancient Aliens documentaries began getting massive public attention, and since then similar shows have increased on several other networks. Harold's prediction got a lot of media/collective attention as well, and was backed by a well-funded advertising campaign complete with billboards along freeways. Simultaneously, the firestorm of speculations surrounding comet Elenin began picking up steam. Could all these events be apart of a singular archetype weaved together and embodied within comet Elenin itself? It appears that Elenin seems to symbolize the collective death of one worldview and ideology, and the birthing of another, fermented by the same unconscious desire for collective salvation. So it seems that the Judeo-Christian perception of the end times is being projected through Harold himself, because he has made yet another prediction for October 21, 2011--and I speculate it will get similar public attention, although possibly not as much as last time.This is the same month that Mayan calender researcher Carl Johan Calleman believes to be the "actual" end-date for the Mayan calendar. In a way, what appears to be occuring, is the emergence of an entirely new religion, once that is similar to the christian version of creationism, yet instead of a singular God it is replaced by a pantheon of extraterrestrial beings.
I find it fascinating that each time I happen to watch television, which isn't often, something involving UFO's, ancient aliens, crop circles, or what have you, appears to get my attention. Maybe it's just the law of attraction at work, or maybe there is a conditioning going on, getting the public to accept the legitimacy of contact with alien civilizations. It appears that Elenin carries with it this archetype, and I can't help but notice that many people are becoming increasingly more accepting of the fact that aliens exist, and that they are contacting us in some way--a notion which was entirely laughable and never taken very seriously by the consensus media before. Now, according to Wikipedia, Harold Camping was born on  July 19, 1926--unfortunately we don't know what time, but on that day Harold's Sun was positioned at 26 degrees of Cancer and 31 minutes at noon in Colorado, where he was born. Quite remarkably, comet Elenin is projected to be in exact conjunction with Harold's natal Sun position on the exact day of his next prediction on October 21, 2011. I have this feeling that his prophecy won't quite pan out as expected once more--but there is a very interesting, almost poetic, symbolism encased in this conjunction. Now, according to astronomers, Elenin is disintegrating and is, in a sense, going to die. However, according to Richard Hoagland and other exopolitical advocates, Elenin is not disintegrating but actually revealing an energy shield which is the reason for its decrease in brightness--yet this is the same kind of circular reasoning employed during the whole Face on Mars controversy back in the day.. However, from a symbolic lens, this is equally significant. Realistically, given the fact that it is actually common for comets to break apart as they near the Sun, I'm going to have to side with the astronomer's conclusion that Elenin is in fact disintegrating.
Elenin encapsulates the crescendo of the Judeo-Christian end-times mythos, and also, carries with it an entirely new mythos which is seemingly permeating the collective psyche at this time. If Elenin is in fact dying, than in a way, its conjunction with Harold's natal Sun speaks to us loud and clear. Harold is a symbol, erected by us all, projected by our own collective shadow, and through him we are, in a very real way--releasing and letting go of an ancient myth of the second coming of Christ and the apocalypse. As Elenin disintegrates, it carries with it this ancient myth, and it dies with it as well. And yet, Elenin carries an entirely new myth, fermented by the previous one, and it is being transmuted--ascended into another form--an entirely new ideology for the world that embodies the essence of the "Age of Aquarius". So maybe Richard Hoagland and others are, in a way correct, that Elenin does herald the new age, because it appears to me that it symbolizes the archetype of an ideological transition. Barbara Hand Clow is also correct, that the alignments we are currently experiencing are reformulating the solid world, creating quite clearly an entirely New World Order.

Elenin's Horoscope

Elenin Discovery Chart
Now let's take a look at the horoscope for Comet Elenin and see if we can get a little more clarity as to its meaning. As I mentioned before, Elenin is positioned at the 29th, or anaretic degree of Virgo, and it is in opposition to the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Pisces. Here we see that Elenin connects us to a radical creative vision, one that is inherently spiritual in nature (Pisces). Now the opposition of Elenin to the Uranus/Jupiter conjunction is also square to a conjunction of Mars, North Node, Pluto, and Mercury in Capricorn. This, of course, forms a T-square configuration, on the cardinal axis of the zodiac, essentially creating a cardinal climax of its own. This is quite an astonishing symbolism, Elenin's influence is effecting the entire world, it is apart of a restructuring of our collective infrastructure. Elenin sits in the 11th house (the house that is naturally ruled by Aquarius), and the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in the 5th. The Moon is in Aquarius, and so we get a feel of the Aquarian/Promethean vibration here, being chanelled through Elenin. Yet, we also get the sense that Elenin is going to have an effect on the scientific establishment, it may have the influence of altering many accepted theories regarding the nature of comets and their effect on our solar system. In fact, there are several researchers who have written about the fact that Elenin is being largely ignored by many scientists because there is a correlation between astronomical alignments involving Elenin and the precedence of earthquakes here on earth [3].
This may very well be the reason why NASA has handled the situation the way that it has, not because it's covering up Elenin being a spaceship, but because its implications could have the effect of altering many accepted ideas and theories. In his book, Cosmos & Psyche, Richard Tarnas reveals, with incredibly well researched historical evidence, that the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction correlates throughout time, with many breakthroughs and new discoveries in various scientific fields. The details of this are a bit beyond the scope of this article, but there is evidence to support the theory that as Elenin aligns with other planets, such as the alignment taking place around the new Moon, that there is a higher incidence of earthquakes, anomalous weather patterns, and solar storms [4]. But, now that Elenin is breaking up, I am unclear as to whether this is still going to be an issue. Moving on now, let's take a look at the Ascendant. Scorpio is rising, along with Venus, which makes a close conjunction to the horizon. Perhaps this indicates that Elenin has a feminine energy, and given the nature of Scorpio, it would take on the tone of a dark goddess. This is a similar conclusion made by another astrologer here, because of Venus in Scorpio rising, Lilith square the Sun, and Eris square Ceres. I am not that well versed with these archetypes in astrology, and I will refrain from attempting to interpret them myself, however, it is interesting that these "dark goddess" archetypes are so prevalent in the chart--given the fact that we have lived under a highly patriarchal society, perhaps Elenin embodies the shadow of the suppressed feminine archetype as it arises from the depths of the collective unconscious.
Let's take a look at some of the sabian symbols within the horoscope for further clarity as to Elenin's nature. The symbol for the ascendent reads:
4 degrees Scorpio: A youth carries a lighted candle in a devotional ritual.
This symbol is quite interesting, especially because I mentioned earlier that the etymology of Elenin relates to the Greek name Helena, which translates to bright, light, or torch. It would appear from this symbol that Elenin is apart of a grand cosmic ritual of some sort, of which it appears, due to the disintegration, that Elenin is symbolic of a sacrifice. I also get the sense of the mythological Prometheus who brought fire, the the divine spark of the gods, to humanity. Prometheus relates also to Lucifer, the light bearer. Prior to these associations, we can also trace this archetype to the Sumerian god Enki, who was responsible for saving a few choice specimens from the flood or deluge. Both figures were in a way sacrificed, or punished, for their actions. Prometheus was chained to a rock, in the middle of the ocean, and had his liver pecked out daily by an eagle. From my research, Enki/Prometheus/Lucifer has an archetypal resonance with extraterrestrials. Many who support the ancient alien hypothesis claim that this myth refers to a real event, where the "Gods" were actually extraterrestrial beings who had saved humans from complete destruction, and equate the symbol of the ark with a spaceship instead of a boat. Either way, the candle symbolizes illumination, enlightenment--and the child carrying it symbolizes one on a spiritual quest, or a young aispirant in the beginning stages of a spiritual commitment.
The symbol for Elenin's position reads:
30 degrees Virgo: Totally intent upon completing an immediate task, a man is deaf to any allurement.
Here we feel a sense of complete commitment, perhaps even obsession. This directly relates to Elenin's intention--this object has a specific purpose, and it is clear that nothing will stand in its way, it is "deaf to any allurement". This is quite fascinating indeed. Dane Rudyhar, in an Astrological Mandala, interprets the symbol as follows:
"In the year cycle, the fall equinox is now at hand; autumn begins. Through spring and summer many ways and byways have been experienced, The last message of this hemicycle of "individualization" is that on all decisive occasions what must be done has to be done so intently that no outer voices can penetrate the mind, still less the soul. The neophyte stands at the gates of the sacred Pyramid. There is only one step he can take--ahead, or he is lost."

He goes on to say that:

"This is the culminating step, the decision that results from a myriad of small choices. Still a shadow of hesitation can remain. Attention may be distracted from the Now by a choice from the past, glamorizing some old memory. The outer doors of perception and thought must be closed, so the soul can complete its CONQUEST OF ILLUSION."
This appears to suggest that Elenin symbolizes a process which is assisting us in moving forward, and away from the past. What is this step that Elenin is assisting us in making? Is it a dimensional shift? The collapse and restructuring of the world's political and economic systems? Does it herald a shift in religious and spiritual ideologies? Perhaps all the above? I don't really know for sure, and I'm not going to portend that I have any answers. I simply present you with the evidence and hope that you can draw your own conclusions. If anything, Elenin is certainly a unique visitor to our local neighborhood, and has clearly stirred up a lot of frenzy. Elenin has seemingly posessed many people to make all sorts of speculations and conclusions. But as with all things of this nature, people are conditioned to anticipate some event which will occur, some catastrophe of doom, probably because it's exciting. It takes us out of the reality of the mundane and prosaic perception of the world we've all collectively created, and continue to due so. When "nothing happens" everyone goes back to work, back to the routine hum drum of daily living, they go back to being victims of "what is", and justify the current state of things. I suggest that what Elenin is doing is already happening, its going on all around us, its energy has impulsed many, like little puppets, to carry out this myth, this drama--because we are a society and a culture which is still wholly unconscious, we are a world devoid of true connection to our real selves--and so we become possessed by these archetypes. We become spurred by these forces into actions and behavior most would deem irrational.
Is the world going to end? I doubt it. Is Christ going to return and sweep us up to heaven? I doubt that as well. Will Aliens land on earth in the near future and share with us their wisdom and technology and deliver us from our current crisis? Sure, why not, it's the most plausible scenario I can think of--but then again, it just seems too easy.  From my observations, nature likes a challenge, and I have this innate feeling that as collective, we must face our problems ourselves--we must rise up individually and take responsibility for what is happening to our world and confront our own inner crisis which is reflected externally. What we're seeing here, in psychological terminology, is a pretty big case of projection. It's much easier to anticipate the end of the world or the second coming then it is to actually deal with whatever mess we're involved with currently--its a pretty big cop-out if you ask me. As Carl Jung once said, "People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul". For many, death and annihilation is more appealing than the truth. However, with that said, the evidence of UFO's and their increasing perennial popularity is extremely convincing, and so something other-wordly, from my perspective, is indefinitely being seen in the skies. In fact Jung was convinced of this himself, so much so that he even wrote a book about it entitled Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen In The Sky. But that doesn't mean that what we're seeing here intends to make contact, their behavior appears to be entirely objective--and judging by the nature and details of UFO abduction cases--entirely indifferent to us as a species and our well being.
"I do hope there will be UFO landings, I think it would be quite exciting, and it would also be fascinating if Jesus Christ returned, although I have a horrible feeling if he did, he would be diagnosed a schizophrenic and locked away in Broadmoor for making so much trouble. But neither of these metaphors really strikes me very much as a symbol for what is coming. I am more convinced and much more awestruck by the process which takes place in individuals".
-Liz Greene, Excerpt from a lecture entitled The Outer Planets & Their Cycles
And then again, the myth, no matter how baroque, appealing, and entertaining it is--inevitably leads us back to ourselves, back to our own shadows and dichotomy. The myth is in fact an embodiment, often anthropomorphized by our own psyches, of an inner crisis seeking resolution, seeking light, seeking acknowledgment, and seeking our awareness. The world is bound to change, this is true, change is an immanent aspect of evolution. But the real change, the real shift, begins with the individual, it begins with each of us and our own process, our own healing. What's happening out there is a reflection of what's going on inside us--yes it's a recycled phrase, As Above So Below, but it's one of those ancient gems of wisdom which never seems to go away. The configuration we see in the sky here, is something that is informing each of us internally, and it is our task to be conscious enough to make use of it--otherwise it'll use us. I feel that indeed a new world is upon us, it happens every couple thousand years, and will continue to do so as long as life continues on this planet. Until we each face our own shadows, the shadow will be projected outward, it will manifest out in the world, and force us to face our fears externally. Personally, I'd rather choose to do the work myself, but that's a decision we each have to make. Perhaps it's a terribly frightening ploy, in which we currently live in an age where the myth just gets bigger, more encompassing, more complex, until it is so unfathomable we have no choice but to flee within ourselves. Whatever darkness we see out there, is our own, and like the youth in the ritual, we must bravely step towards it and shine our light, with devotion, in its face.

New Moon In Libra & Fall Equinox


New Moon @ 04 degrees Libra September 27, 2011 7:09 AM Eastern 4:09 AM Pacific

 As I mentioned above, the horoscope for the New Moon is incredibly fascinating and synchronistic, weaving and synthesizing previous lunations, developing what looks like a pattern. This particular lunation seems to solidify and fully bring into form, the previous patterns and configurations--its nature could likened to a collective activation. At the time of the New Moon, in Washington, DC--the epicenter of the American psyche, we see the lunation rising on the horizon, conjunct Mercury and the disintegrating comet Elenin. In opposition is Uranus in Aries, conjoining the descendent--and all are involved in a T-Square alignment with Pluto in Capricorn closely conjoining the fourth house cusp, or IC, opposed the Mid-heaven. This heavy influence on the cardinal degrees of the zodiac, and the primary angles of the horoscope, seem to indicate that there is a powerful and dynamic transition and shift that is taking place, especially for the U.S. With all speculation on external events aside, lets take a look at how this myth applies to each of us as individuals.
The energy of Libra and of of the Fall Equinox is incredibly significant. We see the New Moon itself, conjunct Mercury and Elenin, in Libra, and we also see a conjunction of Saturn, Venus, and Juno in Libra as well. This new Moon is all about creating balance, peace, harmony, and reaching a place of equilibrium within ourselves and our relationships. This is about confrontation, of meeting face to face with something, with the manifestation of our intentions and our desires. This is a collective omen, urging us to get conscious about what's on our minds. What are we focusing on? What are we creating? Are you really creating what you want in life? Is it what YOU want? This is about finding balance between our desires, and our destiny. That old condundrum of fate versus free-will. Are we bound? Are we in control? I feel that the truth lies somewhere in the middle, that we are creating and we are the creators--all at once. What are you desiring? We often want something, desire it, and yet fail to see it show up in our lives. Are you intending it? Are you really intending it? Have you asked for it? Out loud? Try it, notice any resistance. Are you afraid to speak up, really confront yourself and get real about what needs to happen, what needs to change?
Sometimes, often, we fear what we want, what we desire, who we are, our highest potential. We think about what we want often, sometimes it's what someone else has or does, and it's there, it's on our minds, and yet for whatever reason, it just seems so beyond our grasp. We often catch ourselves feeling envy, feeling jealous about what someone else has--but perhaps realize that you could have it too, because our relationships reflect our missing pieces. Conversely, many people are creating something they don't really want, something they think they desire--something implanted externally, and off they go, around and round pursuing and creating some idea of who they think they are without any connection to their own personal sense of truth. Get real. Get personal. Stare your creations straight in the eye, accept them, love them--don't judge them, be with it. Look around you, all the people in your life, they are your mirrors--reflecting back what you are missing or sometimes, what we need to leave behind. Do you hate them sometimes? Do people make you angry? Trigger you into a rage, a frustration, a passive-agressive silence with silver lining? They are only reflections of yourself, projecting back what's been there all along. Do you have trust? Can you trust others, can you really trust others? Or do you push them away, afraid of being vulnerable, afraid of being caught in your own lie. Do you trust yourself?
What you've been intending, is all around you--it's your entire life. How do you feel about that? Meditate with that, sit with it, embrace it, because whatever it is, it's beautiful--it's you. You can't make mistakes, you can't fail--you can only do things differently and try something else. Each of our lives are little microcosms of the greater life, the grand stage that is the collective drama, and each of our own myths and crisis' are apart of it, each piece--creating the whole. If we're asleep, if we're on auto pilot, then someone or something else is running the performance. Isn't it time you came to realize what's running your show? You're the main character, but are you also the screenwriter? This whole world, this whole reality can be whatever we want it--and we can change it, right now, in this moment--we can make a choice. A big transition is upon us, it's happening within us, in our lives, and we can assist in making that transition how we see fit. Humans were not designed to be passive observers, we are active participants. If everything changed tomorrow, suddenly, and the world you were used to was completely different--what would you do? Would you panic? Start a riot? Would you be ok with yourself, with who you are, regardless of everything else? Sit with these questions, ask them to yourself, because they're important. We reap what we sow, and the events happening in our lives and on the world stage are exemplifying just that.
Libra by Johfra Bosschart
All the emphasis on Libra appears to indicate that a major focal point of this New Moon is relationships, and our connections with other people. We seem to live in a world devoid of much connection, much real relating. Many communicate with their "friends" more on Facebook than in real life. We are social creatures, and we need each other for survival--but that goes beyond social networking. Connecting with another, really connecting, means being able to see past their conditioned identity and straight into their souls--the essence of their being. We tend to experience ourselves through other people. We learn who we are through our relationship to others, because, again, they reflect our missing pieces. We often project these pieces as being an enemy, something threatening as we cling to what we "believe" is who we are. Are we willing to transcend our judgements and learn to love all our pieces the way that they are, in their raw and honest form? Are we willing to make room for a broader perspective of who we are? Look around and see how you can make a transition towards co-creation, but not to the extent of neglecting your own internal self-reflection. It's all about balance, being comfortable with ourselves, alone--while also willing to share that image with others, and be tolerant of feedback. This world, this life, is a big game of balance--and without this innate equilibrium which underlies reality all would fall apart at the seams. Can we see through our own eyes, and the eyes of another? And, can we just accept what we see without trying to project anything upon it? Just be with it.

This New Moon, and this entire Fall season, represents a great blossoming and birthing forth of our potential. It appears that something big is bubbling up beneath the surface, it's been brewing for quite some time, and now is the harvest, the time to collect and reap what arises. Embrace your potential, and the potential in others. Allow yourself to surrender--to yourself.
The sabian symbol for the New Moon reads:
A man teaching the true inner knowledge of the New World to his students.
Now, comet Elenin is not the only comet we are dealing with here, in fact, it is only one of three comets and an asteroid coming into close contact with the earth[5]. Elenin is certainly the focal point, the main player, because unlike many comets which appear, Elenin is quite level with the ecliptic--the path of the Sun. It is traveling on this time band, altering and magnifying the energy of the planet, and stirring up the archetypes floating through the numinous realms of the unconscious. In my research on the astrological implications of comets, I came across an article by astrologer Jonathan Flanery titled Unexpected Visitors: The Theory of the influence of Comets. In it he suggests the notion that Comets are actually messengers, and in a way, we could view them as teachers. This symbol is deeply meaningful given the nature of the situation. It appears our species is being informed, it is receiving knowledge of the "New World" by many different entities. But, the symbol is very clear, it implies that it is the "true inner knowledge", which is something within us. I suggest we intend to be highly conscious and receptive to this transmission, whatever it is, because it isn't going to come from the outer world--it's going to come from within ourselves.
Comet Elenin reached perihelion (closest approach to the Sun), incidentally on September 11th of 2011 (9-11-11). However, there are some astronomers who claimed this actually occurred later than projected, around September 13th due to Elenin breaking apart. I am unable to get clarity as to when perihelion actually occurred due to all the noise clouding the search results. Comet Levy is projected to reach perihelion on December 7th, incidentally, the same date as the historical Pearl Harbor attacks which led to the US involvement in world war two. Coincidence? Of course we could speculate all sorts of ominous things from these symbols, but again, I prefer to view them as just that, symbols. What do these two dates have in common? They clearly indicate a connection to the symbolism of a foreign invasion, or at least that's the story we're given. I tend to have a more conspiratorial bent when it comes to historical events, and I highly doubt the story as it's written in history books is what really happened. I mean did George Washington really chop down that cherry tree? Did Benjamin Franklin invent electricity? Did Al Gore invent the internet? Did the American revolution really emerge organically by common people with a vision? Perhaps all these connections seem to indicate a time period in which humanity has the opportunity to fully uncover the truth of many accepted beliefs and ideologies. It seems to be beginning with the collective uncovering about the "truth" of religion--and yet it also appears even that is being replaced with yet another belief which has the same roots. So embrace this transition, whatever it is, but just remember this....
The grass may be greener, but it grows just the same.
Stay in the light. Acknowledge the dark.

Notes & References

[1] For a well documented and researched analysis of this subject I suggest reading The Stargate Conspiracy by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince.


[3]  See the following: Astronomical Alignments As The Cause Of M6+ Seismicity Elenin, Nibiru, Planet X- Time for a Sanity Check

[4] 2011 is 2012-

[5] Several other articles I have listed above go into much greater detail about these objects, but mainly we are dealing with comet Elenin, now disintegrating, comet Levy, Honda, and an asteroid designated the name YU55 all within the rings of the inner planets--quite an astonishing synchronicity given the other alignments that are taking place. I may choose to write more about these objects in another article in the future.

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Ever since I was young I found myself fascinated and mesmerized by the night sky, gazing up at its brilliance and immensity in awe. Somehow, this innate part of myself was looking for omens in that very sky, completely unaware of the vivid and profound art known as astrology, which has graced this planet for thousands of years. It wasn’t until I was 19 that I discovered the real horoscopic astrology that, from that point forward, would change and shape my life in ways I would have never imagined. It was truly love at first sight, a love that has only increased in its intensity ever since. Life with astrology is truly an adventure, as it unveils the magic of destiny, which has been sadly lost to our world for far too long.

My goal, as the late Joseph Campbell so eloquently stated, is to simply follow my bliss. Astrology is a guide to the unfolding of self and of the cosmos itself. It is in the proper application of this guide, that we as humans, can learn to no longer be an obstacle to the brilliance and intelligence of this cosmic unfolding. Currently, I am simply a researcher, massage therapist, healer, and artist doing my part in the ascension of the planet. I hope to share the joy and bliss that astrology can provide, as we learn to dance and flow in synchronicity with this great and mysterious divine plan.

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