The New Moon on June 19 2012 is at 28º Gemini and exactly conjunct Polaris the pole star, and conjunct Betelgeuse too. The New Moon is semi-sextile to Ceres, which I normally wouldn’t mention except that Ceres is on Medusa’s head Algol, which give us something juicy to chew on. This hungry Moon is also conjunct Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt and animals. Let’s go hunt groceries then, for this Moon has a militant housewife theme. After the Venus flavoured eclipse, the Venus transit and the Venus retrograde, the Moon has given centre stage to Venus again! Betelgeuse plays her bodyguard, the pairing gives an “Active mind, strong will, turbulent, rebellious under restraint, military success but suffering through quarrels with superiors, likelihood of great power, honor and wealth.”
Venus is so important in this moon because she is on Aldebaran, one of the royal stars and said to represent Archangel Michael. I can see some amazing examples of Venus in action, there are some signs that the sexual revolution of Uranus square Pluto is coming in a different manner than that of the free love conjunction of the 1960’s. In this New Moon the retrograde Venus is quincunx Pluto and sextile Uranus, which are now just 11’ from exact square. Check out the success of the Kitchenware Revolution in Iceland. These were ordinary folk taking to the streets bashing their pots and pans in protest. In Iceland this action helped wipe out all Icelanders mortgage debt.
The latest wave of protests in Quebec are being called “Casserole Protests”. Not just students, it is ordinary grandmothers and parents with kids in buggies. It is the total opposite of a violent Martian protest, and the beauty of it is that the police can hardly arrest someone for holding an offensive….wooden spoon! Yet the noise will be overwhelming, cacophonous, but empowering, like steel drums. Remember the New Moon is semi-sextile Ceres. If any planet rules kitchen utensils it must be Ceres! And she is on Algol which is going to add more spice to the stew. In the geometry of the new Moon chart, the two triangles are like an echo of each other. The Mercury/Mars/Saturn the microcosm of Venus/Uranus/Pluto playing over our own kitchen sinks.
New Moon Horoscope
The Moons all-important star conjunctions are Betelgeuse and Polaris. Ying and yang. “Godfather” Betelgeuse I see as representing the Sun in this New Moon. Polaris has to be the Moon, this is because Polaris is on the tail of the great she-bear, Ursa Major. As the polestar it never sets, high above the ecliptic. This guiding star to sailors, is known as the “Navel of the World” and “Stella Maris” is the great mother. A fantastic essay on this star called the Age of the Goddess supports all my feelings about this important New Moon.
It’s so easy to overlook Polaris, since almighty Betelgeuse, (Being nearer to the ecliptic) tends to steal her thunder. The exact conjunction to the Moon (00’) and the fact that Artemis likes bears made me think twice however. Most of the stars in Ursa Major exude a quiet female strength, yet some of them are quite bloodcurdling ( Phecda ). They are the unsung heroines. They don’t make a fuss, just roll up their sleeves and get on with changing the world. Like asteroid Artemis, woe betide anyone that threatens their cubs though. The fixed star Polaris is known as having great spiritual power, since all the stars appear to revolve around it. It is much like our inner guide, our center, taking subliminal messages from all around. Our personal God/dess has its own energy, yet is part of its surroundings, like a spinning whirlpool or a Torus.
June 2012 New Moon Meaning
This New Moon could herald the start of more “Kitchenware Revolution”. Venus is artistic expression, and this imaginative and highly symbolic form of protest can run and run. In our personal lives it will be the silent partner who makes the most progress, not the screaming banshee or the chest-beating ape. The domestic situation will speak volumes without having to raise ones voice at all. Actions will speak louder than words. The Sabian Symbol for the Moon is “The first mocking bird of spring sings from the treetop”. The mocking bird is like a post-modern collage artist, taking samples from around it and creating something original of its own. Like Polaris and the Torus the mocking bird takes energy from its surroundings too.
Since Venus is so strong currently, then the artist inside all of us has to be creative with our protests, whether its hinting about helping with dinner, (whisk in pants?), or something much more serious (No bunny boiling or horses heads please..). Lynda says; “The trick with this symbol is to make the best of what’s available, make sense of it and then improve it, but there will always be those that respond with scorn or jealousy, especially if success of some type is involved” 
No ideas are truly original, since the best artists are channels. We are all mocking birds, recycling and regenerating ancient wisdom for modern minds, so there is no need for jealousy. No egos, no leaders and no saviours. We are the ones we have been waiting for, as the saying goes.
1. 360 Degrees of Wisdom. Lynda Hill. Pg 89
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