Although this sort of follows the blog Jen posted a couple days ago, I couldn’t help but sorta add to it.
Astrology has always fascinated me, especially as it relates to personality traits in people. Now I don’t live my life by it. I mean, I don’t check the horoscope section of the newspaper before I start each day for heaven’s sake. I consider it a pretty cool tool, though, if I want to get an overall snapshot of a person’s personality type. But it’s a tool with a flaw. For years I couldn’t understand how three people born on the same day of the same month, although different years, could have such different personality traits. I figured an Aquarian was an Aquarian was an Aquarian, ya know? Of course there’s genetic structure to consider, as well as economical and social upbringing, but still, you’d think there’d be some personality baseline for all three. Not always the case. I’m an Aquarian and have two friends (one male, one female) with the same birth date as mine. You couldn’t ask for three more distinct personalities. Although all three of us are philosophical in nature, we express our thoughts and communicate in very different ways.
It wasn’t until ten years or so ago that I discovered the reason for that phenomenon. It had to do with ascendants. In other words, your sun sign, or descendant, (in my case Aquarius) was only part of my astrological picture. My ascendant (or moon sign), which is determined by the time and location of your birth, happens to be Capricorn. My girlfriend with the same birth date has an ascendant in Gemini, and the guy friend with the same date has an ascendant in Aries. When taking the traits of both signs into consideration, NOW our differences made perfect sense to me.
Although each astrological descendant and ascendant combination may cause people to react in different ways when faced with the same or similar circumstances, there’s supposed to be an astrological event occurring this coming Sept. 11th. It’s a partial solar eclipse, but according to many world-renowned astrologers, it’s the ‘darkest’ one they’ve seen in their lifetime, and they suspect it will have the same core effect on us all. That’s the reason for this particular post today. Consider it a ‘keep your eyes open just in case’ post.
By ‘dark’ the astrologers aren’t talking about lack of light, but of the emotional effect the planet alignments that will occur will create. Basically, here’s the technical hooha…
On Sept 11 there is a Partial Solar Eclipse 18Vir25–the same day as the US’s Mars Return (a new cycle of activity; 2:55 pm, Mars in 6th house, Pluto rising, Moon moved on to 21Vir24, Sun and Moon in 9th house by then. Only applying aspect of Mars in Return chart: opposition Pluto, 4A56.)
So with Pluto conj ASC in the US Mars Return chart we have:
Pluto/ASC = Mars: ruthless energy deployment; courage; upset and change; foolhardiness and danger; injury; accident. A Mars Return is ‘good’ until the planet’s If Mars is apex (focal) planet of two Mutable T-square patterns formed with Sun, Moon, and Uranus.
Sun/Uranus = Mars: hasty physical actions; injury; accident; hitting a brick wall.
Moon/Uranus = Mars: lack of self-control; self-aggrandizement; injury; violence; danger of infection; craving for sensation; excessive ambition.
Apex Mars in Mutable T-square indicates one who is restless and tends to diffuse his energies in a disorganized fashion. There is a high-strung, nervous disposition with mental irritability ; he’s distracted and possibly bored.
Uranus/NN = Mars: quarrels; disputes accompanied by violence; rashness; having an axe to grind and gaining support; tremendous energy and tension (the last supports nervy apex Mars, above.)
Mars/Ura = NN: experiencing sudden events with others; execution of extraordinary and unusual enterprises; hyper-excitability.
Mars/NN = Uranus: organizing others; getting people worked up; sudden events that affect many people; active cooperation; upset within an organization or community.
Another thing about the US Mars Return–Mars in conj 0/11s Moon/Saturn midpoint…
Moon/Saturn = Mars: separation; illness; desire to overcome difficulties; sense of real problems; difficulty getting off the ground except by strategically planned exertion of energies.
The crux of it all? 4 days prior to and after Sept. 11, you’ll probably see/hear/feel more anger and frustration and venting in yourself and others, then has been experienced in some time. Stranger still, it just so happens that Mars was in this same alignment structure during Sept. 11, 2001…
Makes ya wonder, doesn’t it?