With all the talk of the grand-Fire-trine and the eclipse at the Full Moon, I think it needs to be stressed that the major player in all this business is the Libra Sun. He will be the focal planet of the Kite formation, he will be on the North Node of the Nodal Axis. He will be absorbing energy from Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Uranus. He is ground zero.
Whichever house 15° Libra occupies is YOUR ground zero.
On Tuesday, September 16th, Mercury conjuncts the North Node of the Moon’s Nodal Axis at 19° Libra. This is a perfect occasion to post a fast and dirty about what is up with the Moon’s Nodes and get cozy with the Aries/Libra polarity.
The Moon’s Nodes are an axis—there is a North Node and 180° away, a South Node. They are the places in space where the Moon’s orbit around the Earth crosses the elliptic of Earth’s orbit around the Sun. When New or Full Moons occur at a Nodal point, we experience eclipses on Earth—Solar (New Moon) if at the North Node; Lunar (Full Moon) if at the South. Their ‘motion’ in the heavens is the opposite direction to all other planets in our solar system. Therefore they are thought to be above the frey so to speak—hanging on the periphery of all the daily celestial drama. They stay in a sign for about 19 months at a time, and take about 18 years to come full circle around the zodiac.
This Friday, Libra Mercury will inconjunct Chiron in Pisces. Picking up where Monday’s SuperMoon left off, our minds will be filled with ruminations of old wounds and emotional injury.
Back in August, Virgo Mercury opposed Chiron—this was a simpler exchange of the Mind with the Healer. Oppositions are a direct route—inconjuncts are not so straightforward. August’s opposition saw Earth and Water swap energy—two elements that share astrological affinity. This week’s quincunx is between Air and Water—not so much sympathy with these two.
In Virgo, it’s all about clutter. Mercury Virgo deals with the cluttered mind, wanting/needing our mental functions to be streamlined, efficient—no dead weight. Pisces Chiron aided Mercury here with forgiving our cluttered mental spaces and making room for compassion. Not every thought and communication will be perfect. And that’s ok.
Well, in Libra, the mind wants/needs social stimulation. It’s all about relating. Balancing the pros and cons of societal interaction. So, given that, what does the Piscean Maverick have for our Messenger God this time? It will be a clumsy attempt at healing how we relate to others. I say clumsy because quincunxes aren’t the easiest of aspects to tap in to. More about that here. You will need to use your brain and do a bit of navel-gazing to get it working.