by Robert Wilkinson
In the heart of one of the most important changes I’ve made in years, I took a look at what’s happening right now, and saw some things I hadn't seen before that were right in front of me! It involves the Grand Irrationality, and what’s been triggered on a constant basis at this time. Today is a bit of a lesson in timing major events in life, even when there’s no conscious intention.
As you know, the Grand Irrationality is a long wave influence anchored by Neptune septile Pluto. Even though right now they’re about 54+ degrees, the influence is in full force whenever another planet makes a conjunction, septile, biseptile, or triseptile to either of them.
The 7 zones where this configuration is triggered at this time are 14-18 Scorpio, 6-10 Capricorn, 28 Aquarius-2 Pisces, 19-23 Aries, 10-14 Gemini, 2-6 Leo, and 23-27 Virgo. Jupiter activated the Gemini zone in July and August, and will again in November-December. As it approaches its stationary retrograde point in early October, we will see septile series aspects made to it by a number of other planets just after they make aspects to Neptune and Pluto, so there will be almost constant action until the end of the year.
However, what’s made the past several days so special is Mars has occupied the Scorpio zone and Mercury and then the Sun have occupied the Virgo zone, thus making 4 points active! In a major event in my life on the 13th, at the moment I realized this configuration was fully active, the Ascendant was in the Gemini zone, making 5 zones active and pulling Jupiter into the mix.
That event was crucial, since it was the day that we and the cats arrived at our new home in Tucson. Yes, we’ve moved! (For those who have requested chart readings, that’s why I haven’t been in touch or scheduling sessions for the past few days, as I’ve been packing, on the road, and unpacking.) Moving headquarters from one state to another is never a simple thing.
With all that others have told me as well, it would seem this past week was important for many in terms of moving forward, turning away from one trajectory and moving into another, or coming to major realizations about what needs to be done in the future and making an effort to go in that direction. Right now I know dozens of people who have been at major forks in the road in their lives this past week, so if that applies to you, well, just figure you’re in harmony with the greater tide that’s lifting a lot of boats!
Here’s an astrological lesson about timing: In my move, we picked up the keys on September 4 with the Moon in Taurus making 5 points in a Great Sextile (Moon in Taurus, Mercury in Virgo, Mars in Scorpio, Pluto in Capricorn, Chiron in Pisces). I have found that an unafflicted Moon in Taurus is a great time to move into a new home. Yes, timing a move is of utmost importance in seeing what will follow. That said, while some events were timed precisely, like picking up the keys and moving in, the rest of it just took on its own momentum.
So the Moon in early Taurus marked the “official” move in date. We moved a ton of stuff out of storage into the house over the next 24 hours with the Mercury sextile Mars, and when we left to go back for the cats, Venus had just entered the early Leo zone of the Grand Irrationality.
So the final transition out of the old occurred last weekend and early this past week while Venus triggered triseptiles to Pluto, then Neptune, and then a septile to Jupiter. That was the period we figured out what we had to take to set up house here. We then loaded up the cats and our stuff with Moon in late Leo sextile Saturn, and all arrived with 12 Aries rising, which is the exact degree of my Sun. That couldn't have been planned if we tried!
After unloading the vehicles and moving a few things around, when I felt the impulse that “we’re really here” I took at look at the Ascendant and found 11 Gemini rising, which made a triseptile to Mars, triseptile to Pluto, and biseptile to Neptune. That degree is one of “the power and joy of new beginnings,” where “newly opened lands offer the pioneer new opportunities for experience.” You just can’t make this stuff up!!
So I’ll close today by offering that the time of moving in or out of a place should be timed astrologically, as should other important events like signing contracts, getting married, making contact with others in significant ways, and making major purchases. While we get a Great Sextile (my Uranus fills in the 6th point) for the initial move in, I made sure the cats got a Moon sextile Saturn and Moon quintile Jupiter.
To note, since Leo is the waxing square to Taurus, it fits perfectly with the concept that any astrological process experiences major shifts and turning points at the squares and oppositions to the initial position of the Moon. (As an aside, that is one of the primary factors in Medical astrology in the timing of turning points in how diseases develop.) In this case, the move was Moon in Taurus, and bringing the cats was Moon in Leo. Somehow that seems perfect for what happened.
Though I’ll be going back and forth to the old place for a while, the major shift is a fait accompli, since Tucson is now my primary base of operations. The eagles have landed (or more appropriately, the cats have landed!!) And the Sahuaro cacti and Palo Verde trees are beautiful!! From here we go on….
Happy New Moon, everyone!!
© Copyright 2012 Robert Wilkinson