Asteroid Update with Agent 66 Sara Gilbert
November 14 Taurus Full Moon, Super Moon, Closest in 70 Years
The Taurus Full Moon will fall on 15 November, at 0.53 am (AEDT). Once again, this is a Super Moon, the third of four in a row. These are times in the ellipse formed by the Moon’s orbit, when she is her closest to the Earth. In actual fact she won’t return to this closeness again until 2034. This month she will have the strongest pull against the Sun we will experience for a while, at 22 degrees and 28 minutes, the 23rd degree of Taurus, with the Sun opposite in Scorpio.
The Sabian Symbol for the Moon is “A jewelry shop filled with natural gems” which signifies the value of all that is natural in the world around us, but more especially within our self.
For the Sun it is “A rabbit metamorphoses into a nature spirit” which symbolizes transmutation from the aggressive drive to procreate into a more potent and ethereal level of growth.
The strength of the Moon’s feminine pull against the masculine Sun is always more powerful at a Full Moon. As well as the Super Moon effect there will be a further feminine emphasis as the Sun will be merging energy with the asteroid Gaea, archetype of Mother Earth, and Black Moon Lilith at the time.
Masculine tension will be created from the powerful asteroids Pallas Athena in Aquarius and Apollo in Leo, forming a Grand Square or Cross to the luminaries. These two Gods, the most venerated in ancient Greece, (judging by the number of their temples and statues), both promoted the precedence of rational logical thought over feminine intuition and sentiment, which had previously been pre-eminent from the time of the more matriarchal systems. Our emotions will be close to the surface, but our head and heart will have differing agendas.
Taurus energy brings us the potential to recognize what we we really value and that true safety and security can only be built from within. This Taurus Full Moon will bring us the strongest opportunity we are likely to experience, to let go of inner fears and any other impediments to our self-belief and feelings of self-worth. It will be wonderful cleansing energy to put out our crystals to be receive its healing vibrations. Perfect to get together with like-minded friends and have rituals to release what we need to let go of.
November 13 Moon meets Her Angel Selena
The Moon keeps company with her most positive and angelic form as White Moon Selena this morning, from 10.30 am until 1.23 pm this afternoon (AEDT). Sometime thought as the polarity to Black Moon Lilith, Selena represents the positive actions we can take to neutralize the resentment we feel from Lilith in our charts and our personalities. In mythology she is associated with the Titan Goddess Selene who drove the chariot of the Moon across the sky every night. Rather appropriate considering the both Black Moon Lilith and White Moon Selena are points on the orbital eclipse the path of the Moon forms around the Earth. Loving blessings are forming as the Moon moves into Taurus after this in readiness for her Super Moon, Full Moon in the early hours of Tuesday morning. A must for the best crystal cleansing and energizing opportunity in a lifetime
November 12 Venus in Capricorn: A Desire for Security
Venus in Capricorn begins a changing of the guard among the faster moving personal planets today! Our desire nature becomes much more clingy, we want to hang onto what is solid and secure in our relationships we have with others and the things we value. Gone is the sense of adventure and fun we enjoyed when Venus was in Sagittarius!
Recent world events have coincided with the cosmos as always and instilled this feeling of “what is coming next? I had better hang on tight to what has worked for me in the past, what I know is safe!” Venus in Capricorn is a protective and conservative energy, we want to feel certain that a course of action is going to bring practical results and we want to see proof first. She changes sign around 4 pm this afternoon November 12 (AEDT), and remains in Capricorn until she enters Aquarius on December 8. However, both signs are ruled by Saturn in traditional astrology, so the mood will only change from caution to detachment.
The Moon moved into Aries around midday on November 11, leaving all that Piscean energy behind and beginning a new round of the Zodiac! This evening she meets up with an ongoing stellium between the asteroid Mnemosyne, Uranus, and the dwarf planets Eris and Ceres which will last from 9 pm to 5 am tomorrow morning. This revives the energy from the Full Moon in Aries, the last time the Moon met up with this rather discordant grouping. Mnemosyne is the Goddess of Memory, so she will make sure we remember the salient points from past experiences. The inclusion of Ceres, Mother Earth, a more positive feminine archetype than Eris, holds some hope for a calmer future. Mnemosyne will also soon move past Uranus, forming a block between the disruptive combination he has been forming with Eris for many months.
The Sun has moved on from Libra at that time to Scorpio and he will be opposing a much stronger and more solid Moon in Taurus for Tuesday morning’s Full Moon. Don’t miss this opportunity for cleansing and clearing at 12.52 am (AEDT). The Moon will be the closest she has been to the Earth in 70 years, the biggest Super Moon in most of our lifetimes, not to be repeated until 2034!
November 10: A Collective Vote for Another American Revolution
The symbols of astrology are always so much easier to see in hindsight! In the end it just came down to the basics! Mars the planet of action and war moved into Aquarius yesterday, joining the Moon another sign representing reaction and emotions. Aquarius symbolizes the collective, what is right for the people, the group, and also chaotic change and revolution. So that is what the people of America voted for, a revolution against the system of Government that wasn’t working for them!
Since 2008 when Pluto moved into Capricorn and later made a square with Uranus, we have been saying that all the corruption in government, institutions and corporate business would be exposed and there would be much needed revolutionary change!
The last Full Moon was in Aries, ruled by Mars, yesterday’s protagonist or hero if you like. We all commented on the fact that the Moon was exactly conjunct Uranus and the dwarf planet Eris, the sister of Mars in mythology, who accompanied him to the battlefield bringing strife and discord as her archetype. We predicted chaotic changes but didn’t relate it through to Mars in Aquarius at the time of the election. So we got it in spades!
Using my intuitive asteroids I also saw Mnemosyne, the Goddess of Memory, Remembering and Writing sitting with the Moon, Uranus and Eris. She is an unfortunate reminder that we will have to go backwards to go forwards in some ways and lose some of the gains we have made in the chaos that follows.
The American people had an unpalatable choice between sticking with a system of government where the corruption and past its used by date status was coming more and more apparent, or going for revolutionary change backwards, to a jingoistic and more patriarchal and separatist approach with someone outside the system. Remembering their history and culture it is really no surprise that they made the choice they did!
Now the world waits with baited breath for the anticipated chaos that many of the changes that have been promised are likely to produce.
November 9 Moon-Medusa Dreams Make You Lose your Head
Moon conjunct Medusa dreams maybe a touch scary in Aquarius tonight, as our emotional side confronts its inner monsters. The Moon has continued on from her connection with Palls Athena on Tuesday afternoon, to connect with Athena’s alter ego Medusa in the early hours of Wednesday morning, from 3 am to 8 am (AEDT).
After Athena defeated Poseidon in the contest to become the patron of the Greek capital city, he took his revenge by raping one of Athena’s priestesses on the altar of her temple to profane it. Athena in turn took her revenge for this sacrilege on the innocent Gorgon priestess, turning her into a monster so ugly that all who gazed on her face were instantly turned to stone, her hair a mass of writhing snakes. Presumably her crime had been to be feminine and beautiful which incited the act???
When the hero Perseus needed to kill the Medusa, (in order to use her head as a weapon to defeat the kraken and rescue Andromeda), Athena helped him to plan a strategy using a mirror-like shield to reflect Medusa’s deadly face, so he wasn’t turned into a statue. When he cut off her head, out popped the Chrysaor, a giant wielding a golden sword and the beautiful winged horse Pegasus, the children formed by her impregnation by Poseidon.
So Medusa is an archetype for losing one’s head and maybe for being feminine, chaotic and able to incite the passions the God of the emotional depths! The Moon moves on into Pisces, the sign which is ruled by Poseidon (or Neptune to give him his Roman name) soon after she parts from Medusa. So it is a time of much synchronicity in the sky between the proponents of this story, Pallas Athena, Medusa and Poseidon!
Later in the day Mars the planet of action, courage and war, (the energy behind the ancient heroes like Perseus), changes sign from cautious conservative Capricorn to more inclusive and fair-minded Aquarius, entering the sign that the Moon has just left behind. Will he be able to bring about a world that is more just and fair-minded, will he need to act like a hero or be more strategic in his approach?
November 8 The Moon Meets Pallas Athena in Aquarius
The Moon meets Pallas Athena in Aquarius today between 1.00 pm and 4.45 pm (AEDT). The detached and airy quality of the water bearer is a good fit for the Goddess of Strategic Thinking. and you may be feeling rather solitary and estranged from your emotions at present. The planetary kaleidoscope has become somewhat lopsided towards the end of this year with a heavy emphasis on the planets and intuitive asteroids being positioned in the signs from Virgo through to Capricorn. This leaves quite a few gaps for the Moon to journey through on her own as she has from 11 pm on Sunday evening until this afternoon. I love this beautiful statue of Athena from the Acropolis Museum in Athens, it made a big impression on me when I visited there in May 2015.
There are more temples and statues dedicated to Pallas and Apollo in the region around Athens than any other deities it seemed. They were both associated with logic and rational thought which is the system behind modern society and our justice system. Athens takes its name as the capital city of Greece from Pallas Athena in fact.
The citizens in ancient times had a kind of election where they took a vote between the Gods who wished to become their patron, Poseidon or Neptune the God of the Oceans and Athena. It was decided between who had made the best gift to mankind. Poseidon put forward the horse which he created from the crashing surf waves to move people around, but clever Athena submitted the Olive Tree which brought peaceful solutions from its foliage, as well as its fruit and the oil used in so many facets of life. The Greeks decided in favor of the olive tree and a bitter enmity was established between the gods from that time forth!
November 7 Black Moon Lilith Sandwich With The Sun And Mercury
There is a Black Moon Lilith sandwich between the Sun and Mercury, tightest on 7 November (AEDT), reflecting the way that pure feminine energy is being squeezed out by the masculine in the world at the moment. Black Moon Lilith is just one of ten intuitive archetypes positioned in the sign of Scorpio since the Sun and Mercury made their superior conjunction on 28 October at 4 degrees and 39 minutes of Scorpio. The Moon joined them 3 days later for the Scorpio New Moon at 7 degrees and 43 minutes of Scorpio whilst Lilith watched from the wings ahead at 18 degrees and 05 minutes of the sign.
The other archetypes consist of asteroids Hebe, Kepler, Hygeia, Astraea, Gaea, Pele, Juno and Nemesis and Dark Moon Lilith (another point many astrologers follow as part of the Earth-Moon orbit cycle). Such a huge amount of powerful feminine energy, positioned in the most penetrating and intense emotional sign in the zodiac. Lilith represents the repressed feminine, created equal by God (who is both masculine and feminine combined in the Kaballah), but then unable to maintain her position and kept down for centuries by the patriarchal system.
The Moon, Mercury and then the Sun are journeying through this huge stellium for all of November which relates perfectly with the ghastly spectre of an election going on in the US, where all the attention is going onto predicting who will win out of two dreadful choices and no one is focusing on dealing with the real issues which threaten the world we live in!
For the next few days the Black Moon Lilith sandwich between the Sun and Mercury e is separated from each other by just a few degrees, but held energetically by the asteroids Hygeia, Astraea and Gaea which sit in between them. These are archetypes of healing through healthy habits or behavior from Hygeia and of course Mother Earth from Gaea. Astraea was one of the original inhabitants of Olympus, home of the Greek Gods, who so despaired of the behavior of mankind on Earth that she asked to be returned to the stars and became the constellation of Virgo. I wonder what she would make of Earth right now?
Lilith moves from the 19th degree of Scorpio where she has been situated since the end of October to enter the 20th degree for her conjunction with the Sun at 19 degrees and 22 minutes of Scorpio on 11 November. Interestingly the pair form the focal point of a tight T-Square between the asteroids Pallas Athena in Aquarius and Apollo in Leo. These two were the strongest proponents of bringing in both the patriarchy and current justice system, based on rational, logical thought and ignoring emotion and feminine rights. It seems as usual the sky is showing much synchronicity with what is happening on Earth, “As Above: So Below”.
The Sabian symbol for the 20th degree of Scorpio is “A woman draws away two dark curtains, closing the entrance to a sacred pathway”! According to Dane Rudhyar this speaks of the revelation to the human consciousness of what lies beyond dualistic knowledge, the path which is opened up once the darkness of fear, egocentricity and dualistic morality is removed. How apt to our current situation where no one seems to be looking past who will prevail out of two quite disastrous choices for the world. We need to develop the courage to venture beyond what is familiar and traditionally known to plunge ahead into the unknown with some degree of hope.
November 5/6 With Asteria, Pluto, Lilith and Mars
Tonight one of my favorite asteroid goddesses, Asteria, is hanging out with Pluto Dark Lord of the Underworld. As Goddess of the night sky stars and things that go bump in the night, Asteria is very familiar with the Underworld and its King. The Moon is connecting with them tonight between 6.30 pm and 1.30 am tomorrow morning (AEDT). She has been making us very aware of her beauty over the last few clear nights. So our dreams as we drift off into the land of nod could be quite scary tonight but also very prophetic in nature. Tomorrow the Moon moves on into the last degrees of Capricorn which are almost devoid of the intuitive asteroids. Between 6.00 pm and 11 pm she has a dinner date with the asteroid Lilith and Mars which sounds a bit like the battle of the sexes. So could be a good time to keep a low profile.
November 5 Venus Trines Uranus and Squares Chiron
Venus trines Uranus after forming a tense square to Chiron today. You will feel restless and unsettled, in need of excitement. The same old same old just won’t do today! Venus in Sagittarius is keen to try new pleasures at the best of times, so when she forms an easy flowing trine aspect to Uranus in Aries, combining Fire with Fire, things are ready to go off in some way.
Uranus represents a shake up, things that are unexpected. He has been keeping company with the dwarf planet Eris, archetype of strife and discord for a few months now, perfecting their connection at the Aries Full Moon in October. Now as they finally draw apart, the asteroid Mnemosyne, Goddess of Memory and Words, steps in between them, reminding Uranus from the past, what can happen when things get too erratic and confronting.
In contrast, Venus is moving away from a magical merger with the asteroids Merlin and Horus, so she is looking for fireworks in a different form than conflict. She has also come from forming a tense square to Chiron in Pisces early this morning. This will cause us to pause and examine how our natal wounds play out in our relationships, even our innate ability to give and receive love.
Chiron is merging energy with the asteroid Kassandra, who could see the future but not make anyone believe in her prophecies. So we may find it hard to believe this insight which comes about our desire nature and approach to relationships.
So as Venus trines Uranus, she is encouraging us to try something new in the love stakes today, but not anything which flies in the face of the insights we have been receiving about how we want love to play out. If you are not in a relationship, then attractions can turn into connections very quickly today, but they are unlikely to turn into lasting alliances.
Art by Arnold Bocklin
November 2016 Neptune and the South Node
Neptune will Station Direct on November 20 2016 (AEDT) in the 10th degree of Pisces. However from beginning the month at 9 degrees and 21 minutes retrograde, he will spend from November 10 to November 30 almost standing still, from 16 minutes to 14 minutes, where he will station, then only move forward to 16 minutes by the end of the month.
The slower that planets move the more time we have to work with their energy. So when they are stationary, or moving very slowly, we feel their energy in an amplified form, their effect is the most powerful at this time. Neptune is in Pisces, the sign in which he is able to use his energy in ways most aligned to his nature, which is highly sensitive, watery and lacking in the boundaries placed by reality .
The Sabian symbol for 10 degrees of Pisces is “An aviator pursues his journey, flying through ground-obscuring clouds”. This speaks about evolving consciousness and mastery, our ability to develop powers and skills which transcend natural limitations and allow us to operate in mental-spiritual realms.
On November 18 at 7.38 am (AEDT) the True South Node of the Moon will retrograde back to make an exact conjunction to Neptune at 9 degrees and 14 minutes of Pisces, the position Neptune will station at. The South Node of the Moon at birth represents the karma brought forward by the soul from past lives, in the form of repressed emotional patterning. What we have come here to heal. It also represents the positive skills and abilities we acquired in that past, in this case those required to work with spirit in meditation or by channeling, operating as a visionary, a healer or a psychic in some way.
The Transiting Nodal Axis represents the karma that the collective or world as a whole is here to heal, and use as a service to others, through the North Node in Virgo in this case. However it offers the individual an opportunity to use this energy to work with their own evolutionary journey through their Natal Nodes.
So this month we are being encouraged to work with the way we respond to sensitivity and compassion, in playing our role in developing the level of consciousness and inclusiveness in a world that seems focused not bringing a greater and greater emphasis on judging difference and creating separateness.
If you have any angles, planets, points, or house cusps falling within one degree of 9 Pisces degrees and 14 minutes of Pisces or the other mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius, you will be affected by this energy more strongly.
My teacher Steven Forrest drew attention to the likelihood that babies born in November 2016 will include much needed “saints” coming into the world, having past life experience of deep spiritual initiations and profound mind-training, light-workers and visionaries, but they will require gentle nurturing to cope positively with their extreme sensitivity.
The astrology group I work with, the Cosmic intelligence Agency, is holding a three-day, live-in experiential astrology retreat, from Thursday evening November 24 to Sunday afternoon November 27, where you will be able to immerse yourself in this Neptunian energy through lectures, regression work, art therapy, yoga and searching for symbolism through nature and the stars. It is being held at the beautiful Buddhist Maitripa centre, in the hills just outside Healesville in Victoria. Agent 22 Maggie Kerr is coming down from Queensland to run workshops for us, along with Agent 12 Julija Simas, Agent 29 Debrorah Wallish James, Agent 33 Olga Morales, Agent 36 Michele Finey, Agent 88 Stephanie Johnson and myself Agent 66. We will work with you in small groups to discover where Neptune is in your chart and what this exciting time means for you! We can fit in a few more lucky people so check it out on the C*I*A website
Agent 66 - Sara Gilbert
Sara’s focus is on teaching individuals tools to transform their lives.
A professional numerologist with both 11 and 6 in her core, it seems most fitting to take on the number associated with mastering compassionate love. Bringing more loving kindness to the world is her mission and focus within the C*I*A!
Agent 66 consults and shares her knowledge through “Life Spirit Connections”, the business and mini spiritual college she operates, close to Frankston. Services include consultations, courses and workshops, (in person, by Skype or correspondence), involving Astrology, Tarot, Palmistry, Numerology and the Kabbalah Tree of Life. Her astrology is psychologically based, she holds the FAA Diploma, in addition to Level One Apprenticeship in Evolutionary Astrology with Steven Forrest.
She belongs to the APA and VAA, as well as being a Professional Member of the Tarot Guild of Australia.
Agent 66 has been fascinated by mythology and the stars from childhood, her special interest is in the study of asteroids named after magical mythical archetypes. She is currently researching their impact on the astrology of individuals working in the oracular and healing fields.
Specialties: Tarot, Palmistry, Numerology Location: Melbourne – Carrum Downs Area
Sara on C*I*A website – https://cosmicintelligenceagency.com/daily-astro-updates/