In today's episode, we delve into the upcoming New Moon in Scorpio, occurring late Sunday into Monday, which brings a powerful opposition to Uranus just as Mars separates from its own opposition. We'll explore the sign of Scorpio and dive into the rich symbolism of the last decan of Scorpio where the New Moon resides, including its connections to Tarot, the fixed star nearby, and the term of Jupiter. Additionally, we'll share insights from the I Ching casting for this New Moon and discuss the broader archetypal implications, building upon our recent discussions of Mars and Uranus.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology, and today, we're going to take a look at this weekend's new moon in the sign of Scorpio. This is a new moon that will be coming in late Sunday evening into Monday morning, depending on where you're at, and so we're going to take a look at that new moon. It's a big one; it's in the kind of the last 10-degree stretch of the sign of Scorpio with an opposition to Uranus.
Of course, Mars is just separating from an opposition to Uranus. Today, we're going to be focusing less on the Mars-Uranus opposition and more on the new moon itself, an exploration of the sign of Scorpio, and some other contributing factors that I've been looking at because in 2024, in my yearly masterclass series, I will be presenting on the fixed stars.
It will be my first time ever teaching the fixed stars outside of my horary program, where I use them very lightly. It's something that I've been over the years; I'm very slow when it comes to incorporating new theoretical material into the way that I do astrology because I like to really get to know the symbols and the things I'm working with before throwing in new things. That's just my approach; I'm not saying anyone else has to be that way.
So, as I'm teaching this class on fixed stars in 2024, I've been studying the fixed stars privately and have also been doing some crossover work with fixed stars, Tarot, and of course, the decans. I've also been working with bound rulers a little bit, not that I plan on being any kind of expert, and certainly, I think there are people out there right now doing this work at a very, much higher level than I'm doing so sort of breaking new ground for me, so it's really been pretty fun.
On that note, we will be looking at third decan symbolism today, which is the symbolism that belongs to the last 10 degrees of Scorpio. We'll be doing some crossover with the Tarot that has been linked to that last 10 degrees of Scorpio, where the New Moon is taking place; we're going to be looking at the symbolism of a fixed star that is close to this new moon in the sign of Scorpio, we're gonna be looking at the term symbolism of Jupiter, this new moon takes place in the bounder term of Jupiter. So we'll be looking at that.
We will also be looking at the symbolism of the I-Ching. I cast the I-Ching in relation to this new moon, and there's some really nice symbolism there, and then finally, we'll be working through just standard archetypal symbolism around the new moon, especially the placements of Mars and Uranus. We've already done a lot of work on this week. So, if you missed that, you could also go back and get a lot more about Mars and Uranus, which is coming through over the weekend, and we've already unpacked at length.
That is our agenda for today. I hope you guys will enjoy this kind of novel approach, which I will likely be taking around new moons or uncertain signatures here or there as we go. Of course, you guys have seen me in the past incorporate the I-Ching And Tarot occasionally; it's not like anything new but a little bit of new stuff with a fixed star that we're throwing in and stuff like that.
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Now, after a little bit of a lengthy intro, here we are off to the races to talk about this new moon. Let's put the real time clock up on the screen; you're gonna see my chart looks a little bit different today. That's because I have the bound rulers up on the screen, and we're going to take a look at that as part of our signature.
Now, I have a chart that I use for my bound rulers; you can kind of see it's like a laminated chart that I use, and we use this table in our programs as well.
So we're looking at the bounds of Jupiter, and we're going to be looking at this New Moon in Scorpio, closely conjoined to Mars in Scorpio, both opposite Uranus. Let's put that, and we've talked about that at length this week. You can see here the opposition to Uranus that the new moon has that Mars is just separating from. The New Moon is in the bounds of Jupiter, and I've been looking a lot at bound rulers to get a sense of the kind of way that I think of bound rulers; every dignity category has almost a philosophical rationale behind it that helps you understand what power what kind of power that ruler has over another planet.
For example, what is the difference between the domicile ruler and an exultation ruler, a triplicity ruler, a bound ruler, a Decan or face ruler? They all have kind of a different rationale. I look at bound or term rulers in terms of Saturn as a kind of limiting principle that the planet in the bound of that other planet is somehow confined or conformed to.
So when you think of this new moon, in other words, we're thinking of something that's also bound up in the karma of Jupiter, just to kind of put it, you know, generally, Jupiter, of course, is retrograde in the sign of Taurus and at the beginning of the next new moon cycle in Sagittarius will be turning direct, when the next new moon, in other words, comes through Sagittarius, within the early, I think it's about maybe halfway through the next cycle that starts in Sagittarius.
Jupiter will turn direct as the ruler of that next moon cycle. I believe that that's going to figure prominently into how we understand this moon cycle, and I'll say more about that in a minute.
But anyway, we're going to be looking also at the fact that this new moon falls, not only in Scorpio with Mars opposite Uranus, which we'll close out today with, but we're gonna look at this also in terms of the fact that this is landing into the third Decan of Scorpio, which means it's falling in the last 10 degrees of the sign, predating even the Hellenistic tradition.
The Egyptians had a way of looking at 36 sections of the ecliptic circle or the Zodiac, and there were planetary deities and symbolic images, sort of alchemical images that were associated with each of the 10 degrees of the Zodiac; we now use this Zodiac that system was sort of grafted on to and added to the horoscopic language of astrology that was developed a little bit later and so it became it's always been it's had an interesting history as a part of the system of astrology.
Anyway, it's been a part of my practice that I've known about for a long time. I mean, it was, I don't want to say, like 2018 or so that we had Austin Coppock come to my school and give a talk on the Decan that was really memorable. If you guys know his work, he wrote a book called 36 Faces. I'm going to draw on that today as a way of looking at the fact that the New Moon is landing in this last Decan. We've had Spencer Michaud come and teach a few times on the Decans and Tarot and fixed stars as an interesting crossover between Tarot fixed stars and the Decans that are pretty interesting. So, I'm throwing in some little esoteric concepts today, just for those a way of having fun.
We're also going to bring in the symbolism of a fixed star. I don't know how to pronounce it, so I'm gonna give it a shot, Zubeneschamali? I think that's how you pronounce it. But it was interesting to read about this fixed star that the New Moon is falling within close proximity of.
There was another one, too, but the other one. I found that some fixed stars, when you study them, I'll just be honest, are sort of terrifyingly negative, and I feel like I always gravitate toward working with fixed stars where it feels like there's a description or a set of working mythologies that contrast light and dark as opposed to just being like, you'll be beheaded. If you could, if you've ever studied fixed stars, you know what I'm talking about.
So anyway, we'll be looking at the term of Jupiter; I brought in the I-Ching, cast the I-Ching today, and then we're gonna look at Mars and Uranus to close out. So let's get into it. Those are the things we're going to look at five things to watch for, in starting with the third decan symbolism.
So I'm going to read you what Austin Coppock says in his book on the Decan, which I think is fascinating if you am just going to stop staring so I can show you his book 36 Faces The History of Astrology and Magic of the Decans, I believe it's out of print. Because on Amazon, it certainly says that it's out of print. So I don't know that you can even get a copy of this; you might want to check in with Austin on his website; maybe he's got copies there, or a new print edition is coming out or something. So Scorpio three refers to a new moon taking place in the last 10 degrees of Scorpio; we've got this at 20 and change. So we're going to read this, this in this kind of an interesting image that he has here, it's the crow. So, that may or may not be meaningful to you.
On the surface, what occurs in this Decan appears as a loss. Love is revealed as an illusion, a mere matter of selfish projection. Yet it is not a loss for the desire and the capacity for its satisfaction, never truly dependent on anyone or anything else. Yet, to transform disillusionment into satisfaction, a potent operation is necessary. I'm going to pull up a tarot card that he associates with this Decan now to show you as I'm reading, and this is one you probably have worked with before; it's the seven of cups.
The enemies and lovers seen in the second face of Scorpio part ways in the third; this face pictures the alchemical separation of desire from the person or object to which it was formerly attached. Though the lover has gone, desire remains; in a sense, we are returned to the loneliness and hunger of the first face of Scorpio, but with an important difference. The hunger pictured in the first face was moving towards union with its object, while the desire that re-emerges in the third phase has known union and now departs from it.
It is a place of separation, and transformation fulfillment comes but not in the manner first desired. The Rider Waite tarot card assigned to this Decan shows a man and before him a cloud in which dance visions in this mist float chalice loaded with fantastic images. Book T calls this card illusionary success. While Crowley, in his book of Thoth, calls the card debauchery.
Both texts speak of the actions which proceed from being enamored of an illusion and unwilling to let go of an object of desire. The image of the card clearly suggests a man beholden to his own fantasies. Fantasies are indeed the proper object of this faces action. These desires dominate and obsess him, though, in truth, he is both their mother and father. He is their plaything here, not vice versa.
The same relationship is implied by the image in the three books of occult philosophy, which shows, quote, a man bowed downward upon his knees and a woman striking him with a staff. The woman beating the man with the staff represents his desires, as in the seven of cups, they dominate him. Agrippa goes on to state that it signifies drunkenness, fornication, wrath, violence, and strife controlled by passions; this figures activity is base and thoroughly deserving of the title Crowley gives this Decan debauchery.
Meanwhile, the picatrix offer another permutation of this dynamic while this picture is relatively benign, a horse and a rabbit with it. The description states that is the face of evil works and taste and joining oneself with women by force and with them being unwilling. Here, the man attempts to rate his own desire, forcing a satisfaction which would not occur naturally. This is ultimately a face of wrestling with one's own desire nature, for it leads one inevitably back to confrontation with the nature of desire itself. It is the property of no one else; the floating cloud of fantasies must be recognized as wholly one's own. The formula by which this is accomplished is the separation of desire from all external objects of lust.
It is a matter of the transformation of a desire rather than its immediate gratification and sense objects. Desire denied its objects rebels and tries to dominate the person in which it resides, resulting in the type of unbalanced pleasure seeking described by Agrippa and pictured in the picatrix.
But this debauchery is not the proper formula for this face, but a rebellion against it. The process truly described as the dissolution or purification of desires back into their raw, unstructured form, their primary materia; the Succubus wears crow wings, the Corvus of the Negredo. This phase can thus be used to return unfulfilled attachments and desires to their beginning; we bury the corpses of past loves and wait for the flowers to grow from their graves. But such dissolutions take time, and the ghosts of desire which haunt this face are real.
They are projections of our energy split off into quasi-autonomous phantoms. These projections have the capacity to obsess like that of succubi or incubi. When desires hungry ghosts have finally been laid to rest, the compost is complete in a rich loam results. In the grave soil of yesterday's love, anything can grow. This face is thus a formula of liberation, and that's what I liked about this one is that this is going to link so nicely to a new moon it is also opposite Uranus.
For if we were not capable of laying our desires to rest and returning them to pure energy, we would be unchained forever prisoners of what we once held dear; there is a contradictory quality to the action scene in this face.
For each desire buried in the grave, Earth is like a seed, and from it, a fresh shoot will inevitably arise. This face does bear a strong resemblance in Austin Oshman spares primary sorceress formula wearing a desire, once fully developed, is released and forgotten. Buried in the soil of the world, it returns to the magician alive and fully and fleshed. Though rife with heartbreaking and violent images, this face is ultimately one of liberation and a great satisfaction. If one chases ghosts, which flit about it, there will be not but debauchery. If, however, one releases what one no longer possesses, what returns is a satisfaction superior to anything previously drempt. Those pictured in this face are challenged to wholly possess their own desired nature and find complete sovereignty over its continual death and rebirth.
So first of all, that's I was like, Ooh, this text, and of course, I just feel like Austin, his style itself is like very Scorpionic and, but a really rich text that I like, for that reason. If you're not into that kind of writing, it's a little dark, but I don't think in a malicious way. So, apologies if that was sort of heavy. I know some people are like, you know, I've read stuff from him before, and people have been like, that's too heavy for me. So, like, I get it if that's you don't, you know, it's don't take it as the gospel. It's just a really interesting take on the last Decan of Scorpio, where a new moon is falling.
What I find very compelling about that is that let's look back at the Decan. The card associated with the Decan. Here we have the seven of cups, and what I like about this is that we're looking at in Scorpio, we're really working very deeply with desires and their shadows, and that can go in two different ways in my experience.
The one desire shadow of Scorpio is the thing we want that somehow we think is bad. But it's not, and you have to somehow allow for the taboo, the superstitious, fearful, foreboding qualities around what you desire to be released, that the real illusion is the illusion that what we desire is bad or will sink us somehow. It's like, just let yourself love what you love, even if it's dark and intense.
Even if there is a tremendous kind of Yin, obsessive, you know, fiery power behind what you love and how you love things, if you repress it turns into a monster, and I find that that is something that I've seen come up in past readings where I've incorporated the Tarot, so for many years, occasionally, if it felt appropriate, especially if my clients really into Tarot, I'll bring in cards into a reading, and for many years in the Kickstarter, I literally did hundreds of tarot readings as reward gifts. When I see the seven of cups come up, I just think to myself, there are two different things.
One, your desires could be problematic, as in they are not realistic, or they're going to undermine you, or they're going to take you down a dark path, and it has to do with starting to see clearly and getting some like being becoming disentangled from your desires in the way that they will dominate you and if you have that power, then the actual shakti of your desire doesn't go away. But it's transmuted into something either more realistic or healthy, or fertile, or, you know, capable of bringing aligned things into your life.
So there's like a transmutation of what the desire is aimed at, but not ridding yourself of the desire itself, and that's a part of the seven of cups that I've observed many times. Same thing with Scorpio energy, just in general.
On the other hand, there's also the other part where it's like, the desire itself is, you know, something that you fear and that you think is bad, but it's not it; you go, well, I shouldn't have this deep of an, you know, you know, I shouldn't love so deeply or intensely, or my passion or my sexual energy shouldn't be so strong or something like that, and it's like, no, the problem is actually the repressive part and so sometimes I've seen the seven of cups come up, when it's like, we're scared of the power of fantasy, imagination, romance, that there's something that we, we really want or desire, but we're scared that there's something false about it and sometimes that will actually come up too if you work with reversals when seven of cups is reversed.
But anyway, so what I like about this new moon in this last Decan of Scorpio, broadly speaking, is that we're working with kind of like an advanced stage of desire, and what it has brought us where maybe this new moon cycle will bring us the ability to reflect upon our deepest desires, and whether they've been aligned or not, and or we're able to reflect on those things that we want or desire and the fears that we have surrounding them.
Whether those fears are legitimate or not, you know, whether we're holding ourselves back out of some kind of, you know, fear that we'll be punished for loving something or desiring something. What I like around this, when you pair it with the Uranian symbolism, which we'll get to in a minute, is the feeling that whatever direction you go in, liberation can come as a result. So if you examine your desires, and you find that they've been undermining you, they've been unhealthy, they haven't given you what you thought they would, then it's time to let them go. There's a liberation there. That's the opposition with Uranus.
On the other hand, if you're finally going to step toward them and let go of fears that have been holding you back from pursuing your desires because you've been superstitious or afraid, or there's some kind of taboo, you know, some repression or something, then the positive or constructive use of that energy can happen and similarly will be experienced as a kind of liberation.
So I feel like that's something to work with from the decan symbolism that doesn't feel, you know, sometimes I'm hesitant to use things like decans, fixed stars, even asteroids, you know because I don't want it to introduce superfluous information that could be accessed more directly and more economically through Just talking about Scorpio or just talking about, you know, the new moon opposite Uranus.
Because oftentimes, I think we then introduce the idea that, you know, you need five or six more complicated things in order to get the accurate astrology; most of the time, you don't, most of the time, like, in a sense, a New Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus could tell exactly the same story that I just told going into this third decan reading of Austin's text.
At the same time, I find that it's interesting to add in additional layers of symbolism as my sort of, I don't know, as my bandwidth increases as my ability to hold various levels or layers of symbolism increases and you know, adding some little nuances or details with the mythology or the symbols of the decans can sometimes also just help us access other images and other valuable ways of turning the jewel so I almost think about it like, I mean, this is just I'm just pontificating here but like I almost think about it like you know if we're constantly turning the jewel of an archetypal combination like Scorpio Taurus or like New Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus or something that adding in decans or bound rulers or fixed stars are whatever can sort of be like interesting ways of making the light bounce off the jewel.
They're like additional tools that can help pick up on the particular side that the light bounces off the jewel or something. So when used in that way, I find that they can be really fun. Anyway, I digress, but I hope that's just a kind of meta-conversation.
So we're gonna go on, and we're going to talk about Zubeneschamali? Ask me to repeat that again. I could not. So fixed stars Zubeneschamali, which lands at about 19 degrees of Scorpio 1923, and we have this new moon at 2043. So it's just about a degree off. I'm going to read to you a little bit about it from a website that I enjoy called astrologyking.com, which is a great catalog of fixed stars.
So fixed stars Zubeneschamali is a single star that marks the northern scale of the balance. The Libra constellation. Now we're talking about a sidereal; you know that the constellations are in a sort of being sidereally oriented relative to a tropical zodiac, right. So, that doesn't mean that this new moon is in the constellation of Libra. That's not exactly what it means. It's a little tricky to explain. Maybe we'll do a video on it sometime, but so. Okay, so it is a pale emerald star situated in the northern scale of the balance. Its proper name is Zubeneschamali from El Zubaan El schamali.
The northern claw, a reference to the ancient celestial sphere in which Libra was omitted in Scorpio, occupied originally symbolically called the full price. Zubeneschamali. According to Ptolemy, it is of the nature of Jupiter and Mercury, but later writers have considered it similar to Jupiter and Mars, and Elvis likens it to Mars in sextile to Jupiter, it gives good fortune, high ambition, beneficence, honor, riches, and permanent happiness. I don't know about permanent anyway, a blue-white star in the northern balance of the scales also Skald called scale North; this star imparts to its native ambition, good fortune, honors wealth, happiness, high ambition, psychic preferment, that's the one I want to focus on. I think that's interesting.
The star is much noted for particular sharpness of mind and intellect, and there's often a very powerful psychic quality there also, or psychotic, if the planets and aspects are of a harsh enough nature for good or ill, will go to the extremes of what a human mind can achieve.
The northern scales are a Jupiter Mercury nature, and therefore, positive properties tied up with the MC and ascendant are well-placed stellar bodies; northern skills are credited with helping the native to gain honor and distinction. When connected with Mercury, they're supposed to make the native studious. In a good position, the star will arouse above all things spiritual and mental force. The conjunction was Sun Moon or Jupiter favors, blah blah, blah goes on. So Zubeneschamali is associated with some people.
Psychic entertainer Henri Geller has a conjunction of Moon Venus and Jupiter. Charles Manson has the Sun-Venus but has also square to Saturn for Those planets, and so he mentions that that is an example of it turning the psychic mental sharpness into something more psychotic. Leonardo DiCaprio has a Sun-Venus with a trine to Saturn, making his hard edges more lovable or something like that.
Let's see. Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist who tried to kill Andy Warhol, had Moon conjunct Part of Fortune. He says she sent psychotic with neurotic quincunx aspects to Sun-Mercury and ascendant. I don't know about any of this, right? I'm just reading it.
Lynndie England gained an immortal name for all the wrong reasons at Abu Ghraib prison. I don't know who that is or what he's talking about here. But anyway, he goes on to talk about her, and he talks about Gandhi with Venus-Mars on Zubeneschamali. But being opposite Pluto marks that intense struggle against powerful forces.
He mentions psychiatrist Eloi, Alzheimer combined the spiritual and mental forces of North scale with the conjunction to Jupiter, north node, and vertex point, trine to medicine man, Chiron helped him gain credit for identifying Alzheimer's disease. Interesting.
So he goes on and mentions a bunch more. But the point that I really liked was the part about mental force and power that tends to bring some kind of good fortune. But it could also be a mental force and power that has a dark side to it. I thought that was really fascinating.
Also, it almost talks about this star having a relationship with some kind of psychic ability. The reason for that is now I'm not just saying, Oh, because I think those topics in and of themselves are so enamoring, but rather because look at what is happening in the sky, in the context of this moon cycle.
So I'm going to go forward here, and we get to the new moon. Here we go. I'm going to show you the chart again, and I just want to show you something that I find really interesting.
So here's the new moon, and one of the things that's happening around this New Moon is we have two things. One is that before we've even gotten to the full moon, Mars and the Sun will enter Sagittarius, and especially with Mars in Jupiter-ruled sign, you're going to have Mars square to Saturn, both in Jupiter-ruled signs, and that's going to be happening as Mercury goes into the square with Neptune.
Now, in the early part of the cycle, Mercury also squares Saturn from Sagittarius to Pisces. When you have a strong signature around mental and intellectual forces that can bring prominence or success, you also have the potential for those same powers to be turned towards something malefic or dark.
Then you see that we have mercury square Saturn and Jupiter ruled signs, Mars square Saturn and Jupiter ruled signs, and then Mercury square Neptune and Jupiter ruled signs; you get the feeling that this cycle could include people like charismatic figures who have dark mental persuasive powers, you also get the feeling that this cycle ahead could be associated with mental or emotional imbalances, the topic of mental or emotional health. Little known, you know, we don't discuss this so much. But I think there's an I'm not the first person who said this. I'm not claiming that.
But I think that people who have been through traumatic events, those traumatic events often also serve as site points of psychic initiation where your mental, intellectual, spiritual radar becomes very, very sensitive, and sometimes that's a terrible thing, that you're working to turn the volume down on, you know, for a long time.
Other people, for one reason or another, are able to take that initial wound and also receive something of a psychic opening or initiation that came from it, and I wonder if that whole dynamic isn't going to be an interesting part of the conversation in the month ahead. Mental health extremes psychosis, I'm using that word very generically here. I'm not a doctor or anything, but like,
Where do people lose the plot mentally and emotionally? Oftentimes, the people who lose the plot mentally and emotionally are also very smart, very bright, very compelling, very persuasive, and very magnetic in the power of their speech or their emotional powers of persuasion.
So when I looked at that Zubeneschamali symbolism, I just wondered, whether it's in our own personal lives or it's in the people around us, what are we going to be? How's the conversation going to be evolving in the next month when it comes to mental and emotional health? The maybe elements of like fanaticism, charismatic thinking, you know, psychic gifts or psychic intuitive powers and, you know, our ability to hold those things or the feeling that we're sort of being tortured by them.
So I feel like when you look at that fixed star at the opening of the cycle and then look at Mars in Sagittarius, Mercury in Sagittarius, you know, both hitting squares to Saturn and eventually to Neptune. Just go, yeah, this could be a cycle where mental and intellectual gifts and powers are heightened, but some of that may also bring up instabilities. Okay, hope that makes sense. All right.
So goes along, of course, with that tarot card that we were also looking at, and remember that tarot card had the power of illusion as a real force operating. What I desire, and how realistic it is. There's something around that in the last Decan of Scorpio and in the association of the seven of cups. So, it's just an interesting, interesting piece of evidence to consider, right?
All right, how about the term of Jupiter symbolism. So now let's return to the chart and let's take a look at the term of Jupiter. I think this is another fascinating way of just using a different tool to illuminate some of the images. Oops, here we go. Let's go back to the new moon.
So here's the New Moon in Scorpio. Okay, so here it is in that bound of Jupiter. What I find interesting is, let's now watch what happens to Jupiter. So Jupiter is opposing the new moon in Taurus, and it is retrograde by whole sign opposition, not by degree.
If Jupiter in Taurus represents a kind of, you know, the desires in Scorpio are complicated, you know, as opposed to the desires in Taurus that always sort of cloak themselves in golden sunlight and, of course, the shadow of Scorpio is Taurus and Taurus Scorpio.
Jupiter in Taurus retrograde may represent something we desire, but that is slow in coming or has been delayed or a set of desires that we're having to revise or reconsider. Something we're trying to grow some area of fertility that is permanent or temporarily, like delayed or setback, some area like a field that we're trying to grow something in, it's like, you know what, right now I'm just not going to grow, there's some process of delay or revision or of having to wait or reconsidering something or something turning in a different direction.
All maybe Jupiter retrograde symbolism basically explained. Now, what happens as the cycle goes on? This bound ruler of the new moon would suggest that we are, again, there might be some correlation to something that we have desired. That is not turning out as we suspected that we're having to wait for or adjust our expectations about.
So if we take the cycle forward, the Sun, Mars, and Mercury will all move into Jupiter sign, and then as the cycle goes on, we're going to see that in December, the new moon comes through in Sagittarius on December 13. That's the next new moon in Sagittarius. Jupiter is its ruler.
So what's happening, as that cycle gets into right around getting right before the full moon, we see that Jupiter is going to rise up because the full moon comes through December 27, and then right after the full moon, Jupiter stations and turns direct, right about by January 1. Jupiter is direct. So, in other words, the last lunar cycle of the year it has the ruler as Jupiter, and Jupiter finally turns direct at the very beginning of January.
So the point that I'm making here is that this cycle and having a bound ruler of a retrograde Jupiter, it seems to be withheld or prohibited from the satiation of its desires, and there could be a kind of manic, restless quality, some the inability to get what we want, or the frustration with things not being as we want them to be, could lead to a lot of volatility mentally and emotion. Similarly, but then, with the next cycle in Jupiter sign, we experienced Jupiter turning direct.
To me, that sequence is really important because if you like, okay, let's just go back a little bit here to the New Moon, and we'll look at the so let's get the, the, here we go. So we're gonna get that new moon, in the bound of Mercury, which is really interesting because we're switching from a Jupiter term ruler in the last cycle to a Mercury-ruled term ruler, and what I find interesting about that, let me just double check with my chart. So, if you go into this, it is December 12.
Let's see; we're at 20 degrees, Sagittarius; I believe that's going to be Mercury's bound. Yes. So that's Mercury's bound. So Mercury will have the rulership, the bound rulership, and what's Mercury doing? Mercury is about to go through a retrograde, and it will take Mercury. If you look at this retrograde right, Mercury will dip back into the signs of Sagittarius. So it dips back into the sign of Sagittarius, and it does so right as Jupiter is turning direct.
So I just think that's just a really it's so it moves into Jupiter's rulership in the retrograde, and Jupiter turns direct. There's some to me like what I see here is like the adjustment of our desires. To put it really simply, if you look at the term of Jupiter symbolism or the fact that the New Moon in Scorpio is in the term of Jupiter and that the next cycle, everything switches, as Jupiter turns direct and again, if you look at the boundary layer of the next cycle, being in Mercury sign Mercury Retrogrades, back into Jupiter sign and Jupiter turns direct, you get this feeling that there's like a modification or revisioning, taking place of a desire that got frustrated that we couldn't get something we wanted so we have to adjust our expectations, or a delay or a period of waiting is finally over, and we start moving forward.
But we've also got new information with which to go forward in a slightly new way. We've adjusted the plans; we've not discarded them completely, or we've discarded them and replaced them with a wiser set of desires. So I'm just looking at those details and thinking that's pretty interesting.
Let's talk about the I-Ching because I cast the I-Ching for this new moon as well. This one, I think, is pretty fascinating and adds another layer of intrigue. So, the first hexagram was hexagram 61. I'll actually type this out in case you want to spend some time with it.
Hexagram 61 is sometimes referred to as inner truth, and it's called Chung Fu. I don't know if I'm pronouncing that correctly, but inner truth. I'm going to read you the judgment because it's pretty interesting. It has wind over lake. The wind blows over the lake and stirs the surface of the water, this visible effects of the invisible manifests themselves. Isn't that interesting?
This hexagram I've been told before by someone who knows a lot more about the I-Ching than I do, sort of a teacher mentor figure in my life, that this hexagram is much like the activity of divination itself that you as the wind blows over the water, it's something invisible, that's showing itself on the surface of something visible, and that's the way Spirit speaks through Oracle's.
So I think it's really fascinating that when I asked what about this new moon cycle, that the first meaning it gave was that something invisible will speak over the presence of something visible, and if you pay attention, it will tell you what's going on, or it will reveal the truth, or it will tell you where to go.
So I love that because, remember, this new moon cycle also had that signature of psychic and heightened psychic and mental activity. I just thought, yeah, this is a cycle where if we're paying attention, we can receive signs, omens, gestures from the invisible in the visible, whether it's dreams or symbols or astrology or whatever we work with and those will give us some sense of where to go.
But what I find even more interesting is the changing line. Line number three was changing. Six in the third place means he finds a comrade. Now, he beats the drum. Now he stops, now he sobs, now he sings.
Here, the source of a person's strength lies not in themselves but in their relation to other people, no matter how close to them they may be. If his center of gravity depends on them, they are inevitably tossed to and fro between joy and sorrow, rejoicing to high heaven and sad to death. This is the fate of those who depend on an inner accord with people they love. Here, we have only the statement of the law that this is so whether this condition is felt to be an affliction or the supreme happiness is left to the subjective verdict of the person concerned.
So I love that this line illustrates this idea that we ride a roller coaster of highs and lows because we are relational beings whose happiness is wrapped up in other people, and that could be a terrible thing. Or it could be a good thing. When I go, you know, I attend an Al-Anon program with my wife.
A lot of people there are talking about getting off the roller coaster of a family member who's, you know, addicted and sort of learning how to stay in your own lane and not ride their roller coaster. You know, that's something that people talk about in 12 Step programs, with family members who are addicts, who are dealing with the disease of alcoholism, or something like that; I'm sorry if I'm not using the right verbiage.
So that could be a thing. On the other hand, it's just a basic reality that we will ride the highs and lows of the people around us because we love them. So it's not to be dependent is not in and of itself evil. There are versions of the dependent nature of relationships that are an extremely positive part of life, an essential truth of human nature that we are dependent on so we will experience through empathy, love, and the ties that connect us to other people, the highs and lows of what people go through around us.
We may also, at times, experience that dependency as something maybe more negative, like codependency and an enabling, entangling, and destructive way.
So I love that it just lays it out there. This is a cycle that could very well be about how we're also responding to the crises or the ups and downs that people are going through around us. That speaks to these cords, the Scorpionic cords that bind us very deeply to other people.
Now, remember, we're going to close with, oh, so by the way, I should I'll just mention this, the changing line leads to a potential second hexagram, and I'll put this up, too.
So you can look at it hexagram 26, which is sometimes called recharging power, and I'll just read you a really quick; I usually pay attention to the initial one and the changing line, sort of primarily, but the second one is important too. It's called Tao Chu, and I don't know if that's; I'm so sorry if I'm not pronouncing it correctly.
But anyway, it's a mountain above heaven below, and it has to do with the taming power of the great perseverance further; not eating at home brings good fortune; it furthers one to crisscross the great water to hold firmly to great creative powers and store them up. as set forth in this hexagram there is need of a strong, clear-headed person who is considered honorable by people who are maybe in higher positions of authority or power.
The trigram chan points to strong creative power. Can indicate firmness and truth, but both point toward light and clarity and the daily renewal of character. Only through such daily self-renewal can a person continue at the height of their power. Force of habit helps to keep quarter and quiet times. But in periods where there's great storing up of energy, everything to power depends on the power of personality.
It's interesting this, to me, this hexagram, one of the things that points to is the need to literally recharge something to okay, like, for example, when there's it may be a lot of chaos, ended up Scorpionic moon cycle, one of the things that this may be speaking to is there's going to be some wild ups and downs. Preserve your peace and make sure you're storing up reserves the power to go through a cycle like this.
Take all of your best practices and make sure you're using them this cycle so that you have the energy to ride the ups and downs that could come with it. Talking about how do people persevere? It's because they have stored up Mojo, and that's how you get through something.
That's how you have to go through a period in which you're having to really dramatically adjust expectations or someone around you is riding the roller coaster, or there are strong adjustments that have to be made. Some of the things we talked about earlier. I like that this cycle is also taking place. I'm going to bring in the last point now, which is Mars and Uranus.
I like that the cycle is taking place with Mars opposite Uranus and the new moon opposite Uranus because there's a symbol here of the breakthroughs happening, really important breakthroughs. Maybe they're your own, or maybe they're happening around you or in your relationships. But when those energies are there, you also need kind of inner resources to get through those periods. Because even if they're exciting and exhilarating, they can be draining.
So I also get the feeling from this second hexagram that we're going to need to be taking really good care of ourselves this cycle because this energy is going to be demanding, and we're going to have to persevere in a sense to work our way through it. Strong cycle.
Mars and Uranus opposite the new moon also suggests to me that this cycle is going to be emotionally liberating; we're going back to the idea that we're either liberating ourselves from the fear of moving towards something we desire because we tend to have some issues with repression, or there's a suppressive force, and so we say, Nope, this is what I want, this is what I'm doing, I'm not going to be afraid to do it any longer.
Or we get the feedback that something we want isn't going to work out, or it isn't what we thought we were, or even worse, it's undermining us in some way, and we have to adjust. Either way, we're going to need storehouses of energy to get through it.
So there's a kind of like conserve and protect your peace and serenity and your Mojo this month. I think that's probably important. Be careful of leaky mental energy, and pay attention to signs and omens that are appearing around you as well because there's probably a heightened sort of psychic sensitivity.
All right, well, anyway, I hope you enjoyed this kind of scattering of symbolic seeds approach that we took today and that it helps you prepare for a powerful new moon, one of the most potent new moon cycles of the year.
It's not every day you get a New Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus, with Mars also opposite Uranus. So, we should expect that the cycle ahead will be quite a powerful one.
Anyway, that's it for today. I hope you guys will make good use of this. You have a great weekend coming up here, and we'll see you again soon. Bye, everyone.