Barbara Hand Clow
The time for balance, harmony, and justice arrives with the New Moon in Libra, a dynamic that is intensified by its arrival soon after the Fall Equinox. This year's strong bond between the Fall Equinox and the New Moon draws my attention to the influence of the Super Galactic Center (SGC) on our world. The Fall Equinox always activates the SGC energy zone, since it is located at 2 Libra from Earth's perspective. When fall arrives, the Sun moves into Libra and aspects this zone, which draws our minds out through the center of the Milky Way Galaxy and into the SGC vortex. This reading is intriguing because the SGC is unusually activated by the transits of Mercury and the New Moon to the SGC.
Very complex psychic dynamics are awakening us now. As I noted in the Fall Equinox reading, we are carefully watching the Uranus squares to Pluto moving into close range this year, reality-shifting squares that will be exact seven times through 2015. The themes to be brought to the forefront during the Uranus/Pluto squares are already taking shape by means of planets forming squares to Uranus-square-Pluto. For example, in this chart, Mercury/New Moon opposes Uranus and squares Pluto, which makes Pluto into the head of the T-square. Then, with Mercury/New Moon transiting the SGC, this T-square is sensitizing our species to the powers of the SGC! This influence came in very strongly during the Fall Equinox, and many awoke to a new and magical world on September 23. The SGC is the astrological gateway into the Universe itself, so the opening of this wormhole helps us flow with the highly accelerated frequencies of the Universal Underworld! We begin with more information about the SGC.
To comprehend the nature of the SGC, we start with our own Galactic Center. According to the master of deep space astrology, Philip Sedgwick, "The emission of the infrared spectrum of the Galactic Center alone generates almost a million times as much energy as the Sun does through its entire electro-magnetic spectrum." (The Astrology of Deep Space) The SGC is a huge galaxy called Virga A (also called M-87), and twenty-seven galaxies rotate around this common nucleus including the Milky Way. Astronomers say the SGC is a super-massive black hole that holds the mass of about five billion Suns. It puts out energy that is much more powerful than our Sun or the Galactic Center, and then because it is the nucleus for our galaxy, the SGC has a radical affect on humans: It's a veritable wormhole to Universal consciousness that is opening at the end of the Mayan Calendar. The astronomy of the SGC may be the best description for the widening perspectives awakening within humans during 2011. This New Moon shows how we can become conscious of and integrate the potency of the SGC, since astrological analysis is our cosmic access.
Phillip Sedgwick says that M-87 inspires humans to seek the "primal stages of the union of the self with the soul." Often the best way to do this is to review past experiences in light of our current consciousness; then we can detect kernels of future evolutionary patterns that are emerging within our species. Sedgwick says M-87 "contains the most futuristic implications of the magnetic entities," said in another way, elements in our consciousness that reach all nine dimensions. I've considered this idea since 1987 when I first read Astrology of Deep Space, which caused me to tune into this influence with deep intuition. [My natal Neptune is 2 Libra trine Uranus/Saturn in Gemini trine Mercury in 29 Capricorn.] Sedgwick notes that M-87 calls us to wake up and realize that our unconscious karmic memory is the foundation for the future. Exploring this ancient memory data develops us spiritually, and then we realize that right action can create a better future and free us from the prison of cyclical time. Sedgwick's exploration of this idea is the theme of my favorite of my own books, The Mind Chronicles (2010).
These ideas are very deep, yet they are the foundation for this reading because current events are dire: The global conflict over the Jerusalem vortex is the central focus of the period from the Fall Equinox into this New Moon. The Palestinian request for statehood is causing rising tension now that the Palestinian President Abbas requested this status on the Fall Equinox, September 23. Abbas concluded, "The time has come for my courageous and proud people, after decades of displacement and colonial occupation and ceaseless suffering, to live like other peoples of the Earth, free in a sovereign and independent homeland." The occupation of Palestine generates great pain and conflict all over the Middle East, and a dual state between Israel and Palestine is the only way to balance the region. The quest of this New Moon in Libra is justice, such as in the case of Palestinian statehood. This reading looks for ways to achieve personal harmony, which can reset the greater field. It seems to me that this feeling is ready to shift during this final lunation cycle of the Calendar-and just as I was ready to send this file, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote and run for office in his country!
Mercury close to the New Moon in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries and forms a T-square to Pluto in Capricorn. We seek emotional balance in our minds (Mercury/New Moon in Libra), and our transformation is fiery and aggressive (Uranus in Aries), which alters global structures because Pluto in Capricorn hauls them into the underworld and grinds them up. New Moon/Mercury in Libra closely sextiling Mars in Leo forms a Yod to Neptune/Chiron in Aquarius/Pisces. So, remember what we've learned about Yods in the Fall Equinox reading: hold Mars in Leo in your left hand to activate your fiery will, and hold Mercury/New Moon in your right hand to create exquisite balance in your mind; then shoot all that determination to shift reality out to Neptune/Chiron, which is healing the world by means of the spiritual awakening. To be clear, Pluto at the head of the T-square is driving the structural transformation of the world, while Neptune/Chiron as the head of the Yod shows that we are accomplishing this by spiritual insight and deep healing.
Mars in Leo is the key player because his trine to Uranus adds very high-minded focus and strength to our actions; our free will is great this month. Progressing with the Uranus/Pluto squares during the coming four years, you will notice that sometimes Pluto seems to be leading the struggle, sometimes Uranus. In this case, Uranus is hammering Pluto, who in turn is junking 5,125 years of material creation. Also, Pluto is in the left-handed position in a sextile to Neptune/Chiron that forms a Yod to Mars in Leo. Thus we have two Yods during this New Moon, which highly activates this volatile field. Mars in Leo is very willful and pushy, yet his close sextile to New Moon/Mercury stabilizes this force. Mars in Leo trining Uranus in Aries may cause Uranus to be a jokester this month, like people throwing pies at world leaders. Rupert Murdoch, for example, recently got hit with a pie during the U.K. phone-hacking scandal, and additional plans for legal action against his News Corporation were announced right on September 23! Fundamentally, these two Yods, which activate the tight T-square, are going to create a panorama of fast-moving events targeted at making justice around the world. This is what we should expect during the end of the Mayan Calendar, which arrives two days after the October 26 New Moon in Scorpio.
Venus in 15 Libra, Saturn in 18 Libra, and the asteroid Juno in 20 Libra (not shown) emphasize the extreme struggle for balance expressed by the stellium of so many lights in Libra. We truly are being drawn out of personal focus by the wild events in the outer world. Juno inspires us to find ourselves in sacred marriage, and her quest is in league with the father within (Saturn) and the goddess herself (Venus). These three lights sextile the North Node in 17 Sagittarius, which pushes us to be truthful in life and reminds us we need the support of lovers and keepers of home to continue. The trine to the South Node in Gemini reminds us of the wealth of lovers and partners we've known in many past lives. This relationship between Venus, Saturn, and Juno to the lunar nodes suggests that as monumental events roll through the world, the real change will happen in our homes.
Retrograde Jupiter in Taurus steadies us amidst all the rapid changing and continuously reminds us of the importance of personal resources. Jupiter quincunx the Libra stellium reminds us that our desires for financial support and well-being are going to be a major driving force this month. This is very important, since the collective financial shifts are the result of each individual's fortune and his/her attitudes about wealth. The quincunx from Jupiter means there will be continual pressure for the protection of rights for individuals. Jupiter squares Mars in Leo, so people have the will power to press for what they need. Jupiter trines Pluto in Capricorn, thus change will be occurring within the foundational structures of reality-corporations, banks, and politics.
All in all, this New Moon says justice on Earth must be attained now, and so let's return to the Super Galactic Center (SGC) in early Libra. As I've considered time-acceleration and the Nine Underworlds [see The Mayan Code by Clow], I've often wondered how our species can integrate the simultaneous completion of all nine of these Underworlds. Surely this means we will each become multidimensional to access this culmination of evolutionary patterns! All the way through the Galactic Underworld since 1999, we've been awakening ourselves within the Galaxy itself, which has taken us beyond the limits of our solar system. Now it seems we are moving out into the Universe itself, influenced by the pull of the SGC. This is the huge space we require to awaken as nine-dimensional beings. As things go faster and faster, trust that we are all on our true path to Oneness when we are all equals within our chosen worlds.