New Moon of Reflections and Renewal March 2nd 2003


A Time for Contemplation
AquaSoul’s New Moon Report for March 2nd, 2003
written by Arthur R Gianfermo

Calculated for March 2nd, 2003 at 6:35PM San Francisco,CA.

This New Moon at 12 Pisces 06 is truly a time for reflection on our future both in the short term and the long haul.
The new moon which occurs March 2nd. at 6:35PM PST is drastically different than the last lunation.
Leo Full Moon on 2/16/03 which was explosive, fiery and rebellious.
Many of the difficult aspects are now separating, perhaps the most crucial being the Mars/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius which at that time was opposing Saturn in Gemini is slowly moving out of orb
as Mars enters Capricorn on March 4th and Saturn went direct as of Feb. 22nd
things will progress in more expedient fashion.
For example right before this March new moon on 2/27/03
the final design for the New World Trade Center was announced and radical architect Daniel Libeskind's plan was chosen in the 11th hour.
Yes the World Trade Center will rise again from the ashes of Sept. 11th. with a reveolutionary design.
Unfortunately the damage has has already been done since the last two full powerful Saturn-Pluto oppositions on Aug 5, 2001 and May 25 2002
These earth shattering oppositions coincided with the "War Against Terrorism",
and the "Terrorist Attack on America." and the shattered economic recovery.
To a great degree the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the US government response,
have reflected the core nature of Saturn and Pluto where force against authority prevails and usually neither side wants to bend.
Again we are seeing the effect of a fight to the finish where our administration wants to prove itself to be the strongest contender.
Perhaps the recent arrest of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks
will bring some kind of closure to the horrors of 9/11!
As we all know, there is an opposing peace movement ready to say no
to war with Iraq or any kind of fight to the finish that the Bush/Cheney/Powell cartel wants to initiate..
This new moon in Pisces is setting the stage for an immensely growing peace movement both virtual and real!
This movent will intensify, especially with the entrance of Uranus into Pisces
effecting the process of mutual reception::
Neptune, planet of idealism and ruler of Pisces stays in Aquarius
till April 4th, 2011 and Uranus planet of genius and invention,
and ruler of Aquarius enters Pisces on March 11, 2003 staying till March 11th, 2011
which can only strenghen our spiritual inner life an place more value on serenity and contemplation.

The other opposing aspect that was prominent on the February 16th Full Moon
was Jupiter opposing Neptune (ruler of Pisces ).
First of all it is important to remember that the symbol for Pisces is two fish,
tied together but facing in opposite directions,
the quest of Pisces is to unite the apparently separate worlds of the mundane and the spiritual.
Also we must remember that Jupiter and Neptune both share the rulership of Pisces and represent expansion.
Jupiter is worldly and political to some extent, firmly associated with success on the material plane.
Neptune lives where Jupiter aims to go.
It is the planet of the dream world, the all-encompassing world of spirit that contains matter.
Neptune has no direction and expands to dissolve boundaries and barriers of body, mind and spirit.
Note that Jupiter can represent a principle of exaggeration and confidence.
But when in an aspect like an opposition, it can represent over-confidence.
The principle of Neptune is idealism, and the desire for peace.
Therefore the geo-political drama continues the U.S.A. and some of its allies were ready
to do the world a favor by disarming the "very dangerous" Sadam Hussein,
allegedly a ringleader in the Terrorist Axis of Evil.
This last Jupiter/Neptune oppostion illustrated that another coalition of countries (Europe, Africa etc.)
who originally supported the mission of disarming Hussein,
have now decided that patience with the weapons inspection process might offer the best results.
Even though the next Jupiter oppostion to Neptune is exact on June 2, 2003,
the war may already have begun in earnest especially with Mars entering Capricorn on March 4th
Mars in Capricorn indicates taking care of business and since 1976 - America is all about business
whether it be taking care of the world or taking care of the the world's supply of oil ruled by the planet Neptune!

The Sabian symbol for this new moon is calculated at 13° Pisces.
Even though the Sun and Moon are 12°Pisces06"
- if the position of the planet is at least one minute over an even degree,
read the Sabian symbol for the next higher degree.

The Sabian symbol for 13° Pisces was described by Dane Rudhyar (Aries Sun and Pisces Moon)
in his bookAn Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolic Phases, So at 13° Pisces is "An ancient sword, used in many battles, is displayed in a museum
the imperative need to make use of the will in meeting
the basic challenges of the inner life as well as outer adversaries."

So symbolicaly our efforts need to be on cultivating and inner life as well as outer actions.
Be aware that this New Moon squares the solar eclipse of December 3, 2002 at 12° Sagittarius, the sign of beliefs and ethics. This New Moon will entreat us to change our perspectives and demand that we act on what we have learned in the last three months. Just two weeks ago with the Leo Full Moon Uranus (planet of unexpected changes) just crossed exact degree of our nation's moon at 27 Aquarius..
Tomorrow on March 2nd. Mercury will be at 27° Aquarius to emphasize a shift our mental focus acroos the nation.
The moon always represents the people and this new moon will offer the nation a chance for contemplation over whether we really need to continually be engaged in war as a means to protect our lands.

I calculated this chart for San Francisco, CA using the Placidus house system,
which puts the authority of Saturn in Gemini at Mid Heaven opposing Pluto
at the IC or fourth house of the home.
Actually we are faced with the consequences of an applying T-Square to the Sun which will come closest on March 10th with Sun at 19° Pisces!
We are just seeing the effects in SF "city by the bay" or as some say "Baghdad by the Bay",
as a story broke Friday (2/28/03)
where Police Chief Earl Sanders, Assistant Chief Alex Fagan and Deputy Chief David Robinson were among the seven indicted on one count each of conspiring to obstruct justice.
In SF, like many other home cities from Houston (Enron) to NY (Tyco), to Clinton, Miss (WorldCom)
a thorough house cleaning aimed at scandal and corruption was begun with the first Saturn/Pluto Oppostion in 2001!
The story in San Francisco will only be magnified and may travel up the ranks to top city officials.
In astrology the tenth house indicates social standing in the community and authority figures!
Now we should note that the fourth house symbolizes our personal foundations
and inner emotional security along with self image
- Pluto the planet of transformations will be shaking us all to the core.
Since the fourth house of the zodiac is also interchangeable with the home that we have established
along with new beginnings,this is a good time to plant seeds for a more improved future life.
It is necessary that we face the fears that will be abundant now and clean house,
so that these fear factors that impedes the flow of our inner creativity and juice are eliminated.

Perhaps the best thing we can do on this New Moon is a suggestion
offered by financial astrologer C. Kaye Shinker NCGR
TEN NEW MOON WISHES
Wish #1 Happy Healthy Wealthy and Wise Family and Friends.
Wishes 2-9 are personal things that you could accomplish
example #2 open a savings account with $100 when the Moon is in Taurus.
#3 call elderly aunt or other relative and chat #4 etc. (Things you can actually accomplish within a month) keep the bar low so success prevails.
Wish # 10 Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise blessings to folks all over the world
to live together peacefully with love and consideration for each other.

More than ever this New Moon in Pisces underscores the cosmic message of increased compassion,
cooperation, and social change.which can lead to a spiritual evolution for all of us.

From the Mayan Dreamspell Calendar: for Sunday March 2nd, 2003

Yellow Galactic Star
Galactic 24
I harmonize in order to beautify, modeling art.
I seal the store of elegance.
With the galactic tone of integrity.
I am guided by the power of free will.

PEACE AND BLESSINGS
View a painting by Featured Artist Heather Smythe-Hanan that depicts the Saturn/Pluto Opposition precursor to 9/11

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