Chinese New Year Dark Moon, 31 January 2014
Find the truth about who you are!
The last Dark Moon was on Jan 1st, the official New Year in the world and this Dark Moon is Chinese New Year, starting the Year of the Horse. Chinese Astrology is connected with Jupiter’s 12 year cycle. So let’s have a look what this year brings from the perspective of the CNY!
Before I was working with SkyView Astrology and doubted the Western/Tropical system because it just didn’t gave me the results that I “felt” right. I often used the Sabian Symbols and for what ever reason today, I got out that book to have a look into the symbols.
This is a system that each of the 360 degrees of the circle/chart has a meaning. A reason that the circle was divided into 360 degrees is connected with sacred geometry, the’seed of life’ and the ‘flower of life’. We find keys in antique Chaldea for ancient astrology. The ‘flower of life’ pattern represents a cyclic development of nature. In fact, the numbers 6 and 60 had a very special meaning in Chaldea, because you can fit 6 circles into a bigger circle with one in the center with the same diameter.
The aspects are connected with other geometrical figures, like the 72 degrees of the fife pointed star which is connected with Venus, connected with 5 steps of evolution. The squares representing the compression into matter and form etc. The Sabian Symbols reveal a very complex system of interconnected symbolism. (I work with the book from Dane Rudhyar). The images are very philosophical and we have to learn to translate them into our daily lives. Its another story how they came to be! A challenging, but rewarding way to look at the degrees of the Zodiac beside the star signs.
The picture of this day sounded a bit strange in the first moment! Looking at the day of the Chinese New Year, we have the following image: “A fire worshiper meditates about the highest reality of our existence”. The key to this image exceeds the subjective question about the ultimate interrelation of life and death.
Beyond our cultural pleasures and the passion to collect (often useless) information of ‘sense sciences’ we find the conscious and unwavering ‘adventure’ exploring the consciousness’ of the occultists and mystics. The secret of the fire was always connected to the mystery of transformation of all things which are connected to the riddle of death. This sequence is a call to move beyond death and the illusion of death to return to the same body in a transformed state of consciousness. Are we ready to cross the border of transcendence to understand what life really is about? To abandon all the fake and useless ideals that keep most people going?
The horse, in analogy, is connected to the fire sign of Sagittarius. The sign which asks us to transcend boundaries and move beyond the known grounds. To have the courage to tear down fences and explore unknown territory.
In the chart for Chinese countries, we find a Sagittarius as the rising sign and interestingly the ruler, Jupiter, is retrograde.
This indicates that the most important break through is not so much achievable in the physical, but if we manage break troughs’ in our consciousness, they will manifest in our lives.
The Moon/Sun conjunction in Capricorn is asking us to look behind the camouflage, to learn to see the structure, the law of existence. Not the illusion of the material appearance, but the aspect of creation and transitoriness of material manifestation to be able to evolve during our life time and find enlightenment.
There is an interesting Quincunx aspect from the Dark Moon conjunction to retrograde Jupiter in Gemini. This aspect has always 2 meanings, depending from which planet we look at it. From the Sun/Moon conjunction it is a “last chance of learning” aspect, which makes a lot of sense here. Let’s just look at this first.
As I have explained several times, if we look for a representative of the human being in the chart, it’s for sure not the Sun representing the consciousness, but Mercury, which is the ruler of Gemini. This is the sign where we start to explore life and interact within polarity. The first two signs in the Zodiac, Aries and Taurus, don’t yet consciously separate into “you and me”. This is happening in Gemini and therefore the conscious and interactive human journey starts there.
This chart now is telling us that we have a “last chance” aspect with ret Jupiter asking us to not expand in the outside world with material things, but expand our inner world, the understanding of the topic of interaction, polarity and even more precise: life and death, which is the ultimate polarity.
Now looking at the aspects connected to this Quincunx, we find a triangle with a (blue) trine to Chiron in Aquarius and a triangle with an (red) opposition to the conjunction of Venus and Pluto in Sagittarius. Both aspects are connected with a (green) half-sextile to the Dark Moon conjunction.
The later aspect is a confrontation aspect which forces us to look at the topic of creation and materialization or our personal life situation. Our present circumstances are the sum of what we have created in the past. Do we like them? Are we response-able (responsible) for them? Or do we blame the world or others for what we experience?
The key lies with Chiron, the healer, in Aquarius. In the trine aspect we find the gift of healing and the sign, Aquarius, gives us a clear indication how we can heal the situation: if we look at it from the perspective of Self instead of the ego we are able to see through the illusion!
The moment we see the bigger picture, things will look very different!
Often we experience something negative in life, but if we look back some time later, we see that this was actually a good thing, because it helped us to change our lives. You might say that not every thing negative was helping you to change, but you might not be far enough in time to see it. Negative and positive polarity always need to be balanced, and life in 3D is a school for learning exactly this and nothing else.
The fact that you are here, in time and space on planet earth, tells you that you have chosen the path of 3D adventure for your further evolution to master your ability to create and balance your creation! Every thing exists within the cycle of beginning, growth, peak, decline and death!
Now let’s look at the other part of the quincunx aspect from ret Jupiter to the Sun/Moon conjunction: the “divorce” aspect tells us what we have to let go. Sun and Moon in Capricorn ask us to let go of the way we perceive the world from the mental/emotional perspective, which usually defines our reality. Capricorn wants us to look further, beyond matter! Therefore this ‘letting go’ aspect is all about to move away from the old world view and perception and try something new. If we don’t constantly compare every thing we experience with the past, and focus more consciously on the NOW, reminding ourselves that each moment is a new opportunity, we can make the jump into manifesting something different.
Saturn, who rules Capricorn is only in connection with Mars can connects house 10 to the 9th house, makes the connection from Libra back to Virgo. This is another key to solve the riddle of the CNY chart: BALANCE the polarity, make this your goal in the coming year. If you have reacted in a certain way in the past, hold still for a moment, take a couple deep breath and do the opposite. Break your habits and do things that you didn’t do before. Change your food habits, this is a good way to experience something.
Food is also a “hot” topic and Tania and I just talked about it over this lunch. We went out to a very beautiful place and had a very “unhealthy” dessert! Well, as long as I believe it’s unhealthy it will be. Tania told me about a book that she is reading and was reminded that only 1% of who we are is in the physical 3D realm. Therefore we can really understand that only the bad conscience that we have eating something really good is going to harm us because we believe so and are bombarded with all kind of health food ideas.
I was “into” health food” for decades and I still got sick! I still got dengue fever and have some other symptoms that I start to realize have nothing to do with the healthy or unhealthy food (defined by the norm) that I eat but with the energy I charge it with.
This makes me recall a story from a guy who had to drink a cup of poison if he was not to renounce a certain truth (something important like that the world is not flat ~ but it was not this one) in the medieval times. First the judge gave a cup of this poison to a dog that was dead within seconds. But the guy did not give up and he drank the cup and nothing happened to him. I think it was some religious belief that he defended and his belief was so strong that even poison could not harm him. This rises the question if we really are affected by matter so much? Or is it only our believe about what is good and bad, right or wrong?
My experience is that every thing that we experience is the result of our believe system and expectation. Quantum physics have proven that matter is changing according to the expectation of the observer.
Well, this coming time probably will give you a good opportunity to see manifestation in a different way if you have the courage to move beyond the current belief and dogma! Rediscover your wild side, your nature that is still there no matter how many programs, brainwash and dogmas are on top of it, peel that onion to find again the truth about who you are!
HAPPY CHINESE YEAR OF THE HORSE!
**SkyView Astrology (outer circle) works with the real star-constellations. Western/Tropical Astrology (inner circle) has nothing to do with the stars anymore and their 1˚ Aries is 28˚ apart from the true star constellations, the Vedic/Indian system is 6˚ different. SkyView Astrology does not tell you who you are, but shows the blueprint/roadmap of one’s life and the time quality. It also is no fortune telling tool and can’t predict the future. The Western Astrology has nothing to do with the Stars, but is a method to show how the sun moves trough the season – which makes a certain sense in the northern hemisphere, but doesn’t make any sense bear and below the equator in the southern hemisphere – for more information go to www.skyviewastrology.com
For your convenience I list the dates when the sun enters the signs:
Aries: 25° April 18, Taurus: 36° – May 13, Gemini: 28° – June 21 Cancer: 20° – July 20, Leo: 36° – Aug 10, Virgo: 44° – Sept 16, Libra: 23° Oct 30, , Scorpio: 25° – Nov 23, Sagittarius: 33° – Dec 17, Capricorn: 28° – Jan 20, Aquarius: 25° – Feb 16, Pisces: 37° – March 11
The dates of the transition of the sun are based on the guidelines of IAU (International Astronomical Union).**
Katharina Bless is Author of “SkyView Astrology – Applying the real Star Constellations to our Life’s Journey and Soul Evolution” and “Flower Healing Power” and has a sound meditation center in Chiang Rai, Thailand