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Lunar Insight Moon Musings, Planetary Preponderances: Wise and Wild
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WYSIWYG. That’s the name of the text module that I installed on my Drupal site. It stands for: “What You See Is What You Get”. Another version: the great song “What You See Is What You Get” by the Dramatics…here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8krq5V1C03I#t=57. The best line, at the end of the chorus, is: “And the real thing is the best thing yet”.
January 1, 2014 through January 30, 2014:
New moon: 10CAPRICORN57
The new moon in Capricorn is WYSIWYG; it’s a Capricorn theme - Real, practical, wise, straightforward, all grown up, wild and hairy. A little polishing and you start to see a shiny spots and the glint of dry humor and even helpful sarcasm – most useful in dispelling the heaviness of Capricorn’s plain, practical cautious and serious nature. To be able to see things seriously allows you to be taking yourself seriously too but humor can soften it and make it more appealing. What You See Is What You Get. This attitude also suggests a good use of time and resources to reach your goal.
The stars in the constellation of Capricorn are dim in comparison to other constellations and perhaps this fact has something to do with the stoic and removed nature that is sometimes associated with the sign, and also the primal wildness of the sign, as in when Pan jumped into the Nile in terror and brought on “Pandemonium”. The constellation is considered one of the oldest constellations with a mythological representation and considered to be “the Gate of the Gods”.
Dig a little deeper and the ancient links to Capricorn’s meaning extend on through the millenia – phallic deities, sun deities - Osiris, Enki- the Sumerian God, an entire race of Sea-Goats and Pricus, Cernunnos, Pan, Satan, The Goat of Mendes, Baphomet, Robin GoodFellow, and linked with the Knights Templar, Free Masons, Eliphas Levi, Satanism, Hermeticism, the Kundalini/Chakra system and more. The list seems endless! Goddesses are also linked with the watery nature of this typically male deity.
I doubt there is another sign or symbol of the zodiac that has such a controversial reputation - while at first perhaps a valuable symbol of male fertility made into a less loved symbol and then “demonized” or made “taboo” by religious powers, who oddly enough are considered patriarchal by modern sources. There are myths linked with Capricorn that present wisdom, reserve and calm and an opposite extreme of drunkenness and primal, sexual wildness.
One Capricorn mythology is the story of Pricus. He was the immortal Sea Goat creature that we see represented in the Capricorn imagery. He tried his best to keep his “children” from swimming to shore because once they reached the shoreline, they would stay on the land and forget their ancestry, forget their language, and forget who they were. In his opinion, he only wants the best for them, which is to not become foolish creatures living with no language or thought on the shore for eternity. Along with Chronos, he shares the ability to manipulate and use time for his own needs and opinions, so he managed a way to turn back time to before his offspring wanted to swim to shore and away from him. Eventually he learns to mature past his concepts about his offspring and leaves them to their own choices. It is a lesson about parenting with maturity, about seeing choices clearly and ultimately about mentoring. It’s also a lesson about time. Perhaps time itself is the first “wild” thing of nature that we think we have conquered.
The concept of time as a material object is embedded in mythologies of Chronos/Saturn and the viewpoint that we have about time in our own lives is often described by a look at where Saturn and Capricorn are in your natal chart. The two symbols are often linked to parental influence as well, as are the 10th and 4th houses. Do we want the best for those that we mentor, or are we projecting ourselves onto someone else because it’s easier than pursuing our own goals? Where do these two experiences merge in a healthy way?
Maybe there is more to meet the eye with our routine ideas of Capricorn. What you see is what you get: we are wildness and creatures of the wilderness.
Capricorn carries a “parental” authority factor and how we use this process in our individual lives stems directly from our concepts, experiences and cultural processes around authority. Were our parental figures more like a best friend or buddy or did they carry a role modeling for adult behavior that was separate from a peer friendship?Were they distant and unapproachable, hovering, manipulative, jealous or abusive? Were they fun-loving capricious buddies or offer you role modeling for consistency and responsibility...or perhaps a great combination of both a joie de vivre and clarity of responsibility?
Planetary Preponderances for the CAPRICORN 2014 Moon Cycle:
Jan 1: New Moon – 6:14am EST 10CAPRICORN57
Where do we hold strong in our power? What strengths do we approach with surety?
Jan 1: Sun Conjunct Pluto 1:56pm 11 and #61543;17
A NEW MOON/NEW YEAR OPPORTUNITY!!!!! How much more plain and simple does it get? When birth is eminent, somehow, things will change! How can we induce new life and change into the new Capricorn lunar cycle and the New Year ahead? What caring and responsible measures will are we willing to take to see the crowning head emerging from a metaphorical birth canal? How do we parent and embrace our own transformational rebirthing process?
Jan 5: Sun Oppose JupiterRX 15°28” CAP/CAN
Due to the Capricorn/Cancer placements – again I think of the parenting and mentoring realms. Consider the beneficial side of Jupiter, although it is in retrograde now – can remind us of those in our lives who seem “larger than life” – make a list of who these people might be for you and how you may play this role in the lives of others. Seek balance and flexibility that invites all feet of clay to be welcomed and accepted.
Jan 8: Mars Square JupiterRX 15°02 LIBR/CAN
Santa has left the building…but a little self discipline can go a long way in reaching goals that involve nurturing and care for yourself and loved ones; giving and receiving.
Jan 11: Sun Conjunct Venus RX 21CAPRICORN12
What stops time for you? Could it be a quiet walk through a beautiful winter forest, listening to music that resonates within you and inspires your strongest visions, or perhaps even doing some chores you have been putting off that will ultimately get you back on track in the direction you want to be moving …
Jan. 15: FULL MOON 25CANCER58
Hold safe and nurture your intuition, psychic abilities, protective charms, spells and intent. Share vulnerabilities with those you trust and honor the exchange of caring and warmth.
Jan 16: Venus Square Mars 18°07” CAP/LIBR
Patience with self, patience with others – irritations that, like a bout of poison ivy, can make us think that attacking each other will somehow make the itch go away, but just makes it worse, and spreads the pain around
Jan 31: JupiterRX Oppose Pluto 12°17”CAN/CAP
This is the second of three oppositions between Jupiter and Pluto, this one being the Jupiter RX position. The first was in August 2013; the third will be in April 2014. Plainly put: what powers do we feel justified in abusing, or can we use some restraint, find tolerance, patience and an appropriate sense of timing? Don’t throw your “baby out with the bathwater” as the old non-PC saying goes.
Jan. 31 Venus DIRECT @ 13CAPRICORN33
Retrograding since 12/12/13, one of the 5 point star arms that Venus makes during the 8 year cycle…reconnect with the past, your values, friends, lovers - a chance to affirm, re-affirm and reflect. “Exit Shadow” in effect until March 3rd, giving us a chance to “re-cover” from all that contact with old friends and honor how far we’ve all grown since “the old days”.
Bright Blessings, Mary Anna
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