October 2009 – The Astrological Weather or Why It’s Easy to Be Upset These Days


It feels like a strange time.  Besides the usual 21st century concerns about global warming, the economy, and tribal warfare, now we have to worry about this:

On June 18, 2009, several days after the Jupiter retrograde station in Aquarius (June 15), NASA launched LCROSS from Cape Canaveral, a so-called scientific mission that will target a “centaur rocket” at the moon. On October 9 at approximately 7:30 AM EDT, this spacecraft will create an explosion on the moon’s south pole that will leave a crater displacing several miles of lunar material. According to NASA, the rocket will hit the moon at twice the speed of a bullet, transforming two tons of mass and 10 billion joules of kinetic energy into a blinding flash of heat and light. The impact is expected to throw up a plume of debris as high as 10 km visible from earth.

As expected from an entertainment-oriented culture, the impact will be televised on NASA Live TV and broadcast at official events all over the U.S. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/impact/event_index.html

NASA subscribes to the view that the Moon is a dry, lifeless rock in space and the ostensible reason for this mission is to find out if there is water on the moon.  But the truth is that this is unnecessary.  India has already announced that there is moisture on the moon.

On October 9 (the projected day of impact), Mars will conjunct the south node of the Moon in the sign of Cancer. very close to the  degree of the solar eclipse in July (see earlier blog entry, Eclipse Mania).  The Moon rules the sign of Cancer, and Mars is the planet of the action principle. On a bad day, Mars moves from healthy self-assertion to in-your-face aggression.   Mars is uncomfortable in this moody, emotional sign since its desire nature is predicated on whether or not someone feels like taking action and Mars (the warrior principle at home in Aries) usually just wants to get on with it and see some results.

Conjuncting the south node of the Moon is doubly difficult since the south node is a place where we are addicted to an old behavior pattern, something that we run to without awareness or consciousness. The sign of Cancer is about the female (yin) principles of receptivity, security, nurturing, hunger, relationship with the mother, creativity, fertility, and children.

Think about the symbolism of this blast at the Moon.  It’s not only an attack on our closest neighbor in space, but a dramatic revelation about unconscious aggression against the female principle, an old behavior pattern that is being acted out without awareness.

I am not an investigative journalist so I can’t speculate as to what this is really about.  (here’s an interesting viewpoint….http://rense.com/general86/moonbomb.htm) However,  like any Taoist (or Trekkie for that matter), I trust my gut feeling and right now, it’s screaming at me that this is a  hostile act — a violation of  the International Space Treaty as well as  Star Trek’s prime directive.

From June 15 – October 13, Jupiter in Aquarius has been retrograde roughly coinciding with the flight of this mission and its eventual impact.  Maybe humanity has been asleep during this period while the spacecraft is heading to its destination.  Hopefully, we will wake up before it’s too late.

For what it’s worth, some people think contacting President Obama will make a difference.

I don’t know.  Personally, I’m hoping for a renegade NASA employee, mechanical failure or interference by celestial beings whose major concern is maintaining the integrity of this beautiful universe.