To every thing there is a season.
— Ecclesiastes 3.1
The Virgo New Moon at 10:11 pm EDT Saturday will initiate a rapid series of new seasons for you. There will be the beginnings you can probably anticipate now, corresponding to the monthly cycle that starts with every New Moon. The particular lunar cycle that begins this weekend, however, will also give rise to longer intervals. Those successive intervals will connect the central certainties of personal life to those of public life, then take you past edge of living memory, beyond previous experience, where a new season awaits us all together at once, for each of us to turn.
One certainty of life is the lunation cycle, from New Moon to Full Moon and back again. The lunar periodicity frequently corresponds to personal changes and inner weather. The solar certitudes, however, evince on the public and collective level in the light of day.
The Sun is the light of day. That is the surest, simplest and most central certainty of life on Earth. Also certain is the fact that, for any given place on Earth, the amount of daylight will vary in an annual cycle of the seasons that corresponds to collective changes and outer weather. The lunation cycle beginning in Virgo this weekend will contain one of the most telling moments in the cycle of seasons, when we all have the same experience of the Sun at once.
Before the Moon grows full again, the Sun will enter Libra and precipitate an equinox. On the days of equinox, the duration of daylight is equal for every earthling. The seasonal return to equal light for all at once demonstrates a perennial certainty that has been denied for thousands of years by the pernicious platitudes of patriarchy, the simple truth of equality.
Ironically, efforts to deny the cyclical solar certification of equality by asserting dominion over the Earth have made us solely responsible for manifesting a cycle of redemption at peril of certain collective extinction. Initiating that redemptive cycle will require us to do nothing less than change our spots and stripes, a possibility certain planets will soon symbolize.
Before the Virgo lunation has completed, Mars will have been compelled to surrender its Scorpio stripes for Sagittarian subordination. While Mars may be stirred by the fire element characteristic to Sagittarius, the mutable quality of the sign will require Martian stimulation to reform its spots from self to service. Meanwhile, the lord of reform, Saturn, will settle into Scorpio to reign in the red planet’s dominion for two and a half years, initiating a new order in the waters of transformation.
To redeem our own place in the order of things will require us to assume both the role of Saturn and Mars in relation to ourselves. That will mean initiating a new season of human being without precedent or certainty by taking the revolutionary step of consciously directing the process of our own evolution. As symbolized by Uranus and Pluto, the process has already gotten underway without us. The question is whether we will participate in the conclusion of the process or be concluded by it. The answer will begin to make itself known before the Sun leaves Virgo.
Just hours after the Virgo New Moon, Luna will leave for Libra, where it resumes visibility by Monday. Before the end of the weekend, Mercury will initiate its own reconnaissance of Libra in advance of the Sun. Both incursions will represent the need to think ahead if we are to come from behind in our quest to survive as a species.
By Tuesday, Pluto will have resumed direct motion, turning the wheel on its series of squares from Uranus and symbolically providing the next in a long sequence of opportunities to take the wheel and steer ourselves into a new season. Before we figure out how to work the wheel together, some of us will be required to set an example and reconnoiter what that will entail.
The revolutionary process of directing our own evolution will be like nothing we have ever done before. You can be among those leading the way. It will not be easy. It will be dangerous, but it is preferable to the alternative of being under a wheel rather than behind it. That is the certain season we enter this weekend, collectively lost but individually redeemed. You can begin by looking for a situation you know how to turn around and work your way up, and our way out, from there.
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