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New Moon 29 November 2016 ~ Lovestruck

New Moon November 29 2016 at 7º  Sagittarius Decan 1 Aspects: Square Neptune & Lunar Nodes. Fixed Star: Antares

This New Moon bursts out of the Scorpionic hostage of the last New Moon where it may have been captive. This is quite an urgent place for the Moon, but at the same time it is not blindly impulsive. This Archer New Moon will not draw back its arrow until it is utterly sure of its target and then it will hit the bull’s eye straight off. Yes, the Moon here is swift, graceful and to the point.

Austin Coppock calls this decan. ‘Poison Arrow’ because this decan corresponds to the 8 of Wands tarot card, known as ‘Swiftness’ in the Thoth deck. Scorpio’s influence is still fresh, with the shadowy lone wolf prowling through this zone. There are also poisonous snakes in the grass, Hermes’ slinky Caduceus and voodoos dollies nailed onto trees…

This New Moon can be unexpectedly covert in its operations, even if they look like a scary clown on the outside. Those touched by this New Moon may get away with murder, maybe just because they look so darned freakish. I mean that’s way too obvious for a murder-mystery right? Coppock says “Without a specific aim, the integrity of their personalities breaks down and they become prone to vice. Thus many of these natives will pursue a questionable goal rather than none at all. They must learn to be discerning in which rabbits they choose to chase” [1]

New Moon November 2016 ~ Antares

This New Moon is 2º away from fixed star Antares. The super-star of this decan is one of the four archangels or royal stars of Persia. Antares is found right in the heart of the Scorpion and is a beautiful flame red and emerald green binary star. I have already written exclusively about Antares and found him to be quite the anti-hero. (Of Aldebaran, his opposite.)

New Moon November 2016Some Antares keywords: Intense, fiery, compulsive, primal, survivors, trailblazers, combative, driven, maniacal, pushy, human, bestial, ravenous, rampant, wicked, devils-advocate, teasing, taunting, provoking, phoenix from the flames, mover & shaker. Because Antares is a royal star, it will give great worldly success. However Antares ambition can be quite ruthless as he finds it hard to modulate itself. Brady suggests “It also indicates that one can be the cause of their own undoing. The natural theme of this star is to generate success by going through a cleansing life-and-death experience.” [2]

The problem with Antares that it may cause one to seek intensity even when not required. Its mythological symbolism indicates extremes, whether by choice or not.” [2] Robson says the Moon on Antares is “Popular, broad-minded, interested in philosophy, science and metaphysics, liable to change religious opinions, influential friends, favorable for business and domestic matters, active in local affairs, great power, honor and wealth but benefits may not prove lasting, danger of violence, sickness, drowning or assassination.” [3] Despite being a very intense star the moon seems to be quite at home here. As with all the royal stars, their strength must be treated with respect. If the person uses the power of Antares for the greater good then I would imagine the benefits would be lasting.

New Moon November 2016 ~ Aspects

This New Moon is square the Moon’s Node with Neptune conjunct South Node (The arse hole of the dragon) so it it is very potent in terms of flushing out the erm.. toxins in order for the collective to evolve spirituality and get onto the right track. Looking back at the history though, this conjunction is also about dissolving old alliances, changing borders and making new constitutions. It can also be about reformation of religions too.

Moon square Neptune means those in positions of power can easily use the Moons popularity and Neptune’s mystique as a smokescreen to cover up corruption. Those who work in the very Neptunian spiritual arena can also be tempted to abuse their care-taking guru position too. Neptune generally can rule deception, lies and delusion, but the risk is far greater with the square and South Node influence. Criminal tendencies come out with this aspect in its very lowest vibration. Those touched by this new Moon must be careful not to fall victim to negative Neptune energy because of the Moon’s tendency to do things unconsciously. The Moon (Public) can be very easily hypnotised by Neptune’s promise of salvation. The intention at the onset might not be to deliberately deceive, though it can end up that way.

Decisions can turn 180 degrees rapidly because of easily absorbing opposing thoughts around them. This makes it very difficult for to get a handle on what people really think. Moon square Neptune feels so deeply and expresses emotions without a problem, but has difficulty in getting a hold of those feelings and emotions. Definition is the problem, everything blurs into the next object.

Sun Square Neptune will give the drive for solar recognition, but at the same time an extreme sensitivity to the exposure that goes with it. Success is made through incredible imagination, charisma and ability to tap into the collective unconsciousness. At the same those touched by this New Moon are very easily prone to projection. The public are inclined to turn to ultimate fantasy figures, but those icon could have difficulty living up to those very high expectations. Afraid of not measuring up to the god or goddess role projected onto them, this icon may turn to drug and alcohol abuse. This dissolves their already fragile ego even further. There could be problem with this elected saviour figure believing their own publicity. The Neptune square can signify some form of physical handicap coming into focus or give a tendency to hypochondria.

New Moon November 2016 ~ Summary

New Moon November 2016The first New Moon after the 2016 presidential election shows a quite a euphoric new start. We are enthusiastic and raring to get going with any program of change. It will be hard for the public not to project the most messianic image onto their champion, who ever it is.

If Hillary wins she would be the first female president of the USA which would be historic in itself. Feminists will feel vicariously crowned queen. For Donald he would also be seen as this Knight who slew the globalist dragon. Who ever wins, they will both have a lot to live up to. The glamorous scenarios will help distract from the murky backdrop concerning ongoing criminal investigations.

In our personal lives, the same principle goes. The risk of delusion is greater if one falls in love at this New Moon. At best this could be a wonderful, courtly relationship if one is patient and does not consummate it too soon. The soulmate/destined feeling will be so strong because of the past life/south node connection. It may even have an eery vibe that makes you afraid of getting physical too soon. Antares though will mean love is declared very early and strongly. All projects will seem very dramatic and destined, but be aware of the high Neptune fantasy element. If or when the bubble bursts, the disappointment could be devastating. Keep it real!

1. The 36 Faces. Austin Coppock. P 197.
2. Star and Planet Combinations, Bernadette Brady, pg 124 -125.
3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p 137.
Image: Stills from ‘Poison Arrow’ music video by ABC.

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