Issues in this month’s edition are:
Preview month October
Astrology and astronomy in daily practice
Light on the path & through the gates of gold (8)
Coincidence in our solar system (3)
Wisdom of Lao Tse
Nowadays, wisdom is supposed to be an important quality, but if we look around to what is happening the presence of wisdom isn’t easy to recognize. Everybody may agree with this.
However, this will turn out to be less self-evident when we try to elaborate this in greater detail.
In the process on agreeing about wisdom, we will easily come upon points of disagreement or misunderstanding.
In essence this also is self-evident, because when trying to understand about wisdom, we can only use personal insights and qualities. And when we allow this to penetrate deeply into our thoughts, we learn to understand we have only admittance to our own wisdom.
Essential in personal wisdom, is the insight that we are limited and also that we should learn to understand that what is not a natural part of our own wisdom, is only available to us when we open up and become vulnerable.
By opening up for different insights and wisdom, and by learning to understand that the grandiosity of all there is, has a special intention for this, we can achieve greater wisdom.
To what intention?
This helps us to prevent our own limited wisdom will prevail and changes into pigheadedness.
I wish you all much “new” wisdom and associated spiritual insights this coming month. The world around us needs our help, patience, wisdom, and insight.
Preview for the month October
At the end of the month September, we will be reminded to the fight for our freedom in many ways and the limitations and responsibilities put upon us from many sides and for many different reasons.
The planet Saturn is on the last degrees of its retrograde motion and will come close to a square with Uranus. When Saturn turns direct on October 23rd the tension gradually will disappear.
Let us become aware that only in close cooperation with people around us, we will manage to keep our freedom and also when we use this carefully in the interest of societal development for mankind and planet as a whole.
In this period, it should be considered indicative that Jupiter (the planet of justice and (personal) development) is very close to the earth and make aspects with Uranus and Saturn.
This struggle for purification however can lead to Plutonic circumstances, with a lot of struggles, related to power. It is all about the important message of purification, Pluto sends this message most intensely on October 8th when the planet turns direct. This will take place on the degree symbolized by “pilgrims climbing the steep steps leading to a mountain shrine. It helps us to connect to divine inspiration.
Together with the solar eclipse on October 25th this could potentially lead to impressive and totally unexpected events in the world and in someone’s personal life. The 3rd degree of Scorpio, where the eclipse will take place, knows a number of interpretations.
According to Janduz (see: pictural guide of the degrees of the ecliptic) there are different possibilities of interpretation when we look at the symbol: An old man sits on the bank of a canal. He reflects, looking at a factory on the opposite side, where high chimneys become red at the falling of the night”.
This allows more interpretations. When looking in meekness, it could symbolize the destruction of Babylon (created by mankind). The symbol from the mandala of Rudhyar asks our attention for the essence of the solution: “A house raising party in a small village enlists the neighbor’s cooperation”.
The creation of a collective effort to solve all problems created by mankind ourselves, before they will be solved in another way.
The eclipse touches the area around the North pole (from Greenland and Iceland, via Russia and Siberia, to Pakistan and India) and is nowhere 100% (see picture below). Is this a coincidence?
The cone touches the earth above the North Pole.
In Europe we can see a partly eclipse. At the climax of the eclipse we see a dark part in the Sun’s surface of about one third of the surface of the Sun.
The first week of the month can be somewhat embarrassing.
We might have some problems with our orientation and communication. We also might behave somewhat exaggerating in buying material issues. Later on, we will get the chance to put deeper insights into practice. Do this at the service of your community.
About October 11th our communication becomes more directed to our partners. This day (as well as on October 21st) you are advised not to organize activities for a broader public. You will become disappointed by the lack of participation.
On October 12th it might be difficult to realize ideals. You possibly will miss the inspiration to put effort in it. This will change a couple of days later. Between October 14th and 18th energy in general is favorable to achieve things.
Between October 19th and 26th you should be careful and stay out of dangerous places and situations.
On October 22nd Venus and the Sun make an (outer) conjunction on the last degree of Libra. It is the degree of the holistic approach to knowledge, an indication for the period in front of us?
At the end of the month, energy will be more harmonic. We will arrive in a period where we will think over our efforts, as from October 30th the planet Mars will turn retrograde.
See a special article about this further on in this newsletter.
The astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar
Pictural guide of the ecliptic degrees, by Janduz
Sky & Telescope (picture eclipse)
Important energies for October
This month, the following important energies will be present. They will be the explanation for significant events during this month. Time used is GMT.
2 Mercury direct (11.07)
7 Mercury trine Pluto
8 Pluto direct (23.56)
9 Full Moon (22.55) at Aries 16.33
11 Mercury enters Libra (01.51)
12 Sun trine Saturn, Mars square Neptune, Mercury opposition Jupiter
14 Venus trine Saturn
18 Sun trine Mars
19 Venus trine Mars, Sun square Pluto
20 Venus square Pluto
22 Sun (outer) conjunction Venus at Libra 30e degree
23 Mercury trine Saturn, Saturn direct, Sun enters Scorpio (12.36)
25 New Moon with solar eclipse (12.49) at Scorpio 02.00
27 Mercury trine Mars, Mercury square Pluto
28 Jupiter R enters Pisces
29 Mercury enters Scorpio (21.22)
30 Mars retrogrades (14.26) at Gemini 26e degree (until January 11th, 2023)
Astrology and astronomy in daily practice.
The main issue for the month October will be the solar eclipse on the 25th. This will be partly visible in Europe during the morning.
Venus will not be visible this month, she is close to the Sun.
Mars will become visible in the south shortly after sunset.
If the skies are clear on October 30th, we could have a glimpse of Mars shortly after the planet has started to turn retrograde. When looking at it, it might help us to understand the meaning of this martial energy for the months to come.
Jupiter and Saturn rise shortly after midnight in the South-East. Before sunrise, we could observe them in the west, before they will set.
As Jupiter is on the point of her orbit around the Sun that is closest to the earth, we can observe her as by far the brightest “star” in the skies.
In the evening of October 5th, the Moon will be close to Saturn, at midnight on October 9th close to Jupiter and on October 15th close to Mars.
Last month the world lost some people supposed to be great (former president Gorbatsjov of Russia and Queen Elisabeth of the UK).
Solar eclipses are supposed to be indications for this.
In astrology we use a period of 2 weeks before and after an eclipse as indicative.
As Gorbatsjov was out of power when he died, this is not valid for him.
The passing away of Gorbatsjov is indicated in his birth chart, as well as all innovations he brought in Russia. He helped the country to get rid of the enormous communist bureaucracy.
With Saturn as ruler of his 10th house and Uranus in the first house close to the AC and the Northern Lunar node he was the indicated person to initiate Perestroika and Glasnost.
Thanks to a close trine he has been honored for this with a Nobel Prize, and also received protection against his opponents.
In the birth chart of Queen Elisabeth there are clear indications.
She was born with Saturn in conjunction with her MC, and Saturn also being the ruler of her first house. It indicates her enormous addiction to duty. Saturn as ruler AC also indicates her sense of humor.
I live in the house we have built about 25 years ago. We live there to our great pleasure and already many years without architectural troubles. However, the last years this has been changed.
With Pisces on the 4th house and the ruling planet Neptune now making a transit here since 2015 we every now and then have water problems (leakages).
Recently the painter came to paint the house and he soon discovered a hidden leakage.
At that moment I had Neptune transit opposition Jupiter (birth chart), indicating big leakages to become clear on a “good” moment.
However, we had sunny weather and the problems have been repaired without delay.
In a newsletter some month ago, I paid attention to the Nebra disk. This was found in Germany some decades ago and originates form the Bronze Era (some 3.500 years ago).
The Unetice society in Middle Europe made it as an object of worship.
The disk represents a picture of heavens in earlier days.
Picture: The Nebra disk from the Bronze Age
We can clearly recognize the Pleiades close to the Sun, and also a “boat” underneath for transport in the heavens.
There was an exposition where I managed to attend, it was impressive. The day I visited the exposition, Uranus and Sun formed a trine indicating good news for astronomy.
At the same occasion I visited an exhibition about Mount Ararat and the impressive Armenian culture.
There were beautiful objects of ancient Armenian arts and a replica of Noe’s Arc.
The opposition form Neptune to natal Jupiter, meaning enormous lots of water, was very symbolic for this.
Last month I was informed about many incidents related to Mercury retrograde.
Someone has sent me the following message: “beautiful text”. However, there was no additional text, so I wondered what was the meaning and I asked for it? It turned out the interesting part of the text had been lost.
In another incident somebody got a message that an important road had been closed.
Because the travelling was necessary, she decided to take another road, however many others had decided to do the same, so a delay became obvious, and the destination was reached too late.
When she returned home somewhat later it turned out the road concerned had not been closed at all.
I also do efforts to get insight in my ancestors (genealogy). You can derive many new insights from it.
On the search for the ancestors of a son in law, I came upon 2 brothers form one family, who married 2 sisters from another family. It turned out that one couple my ancestors are originating, and the other couple those of my son in law. Fortunately, this event already took place in the beginning of the 18th century.
Besides the retrograde Mercury I also noticed another coincidence, being a tarot card.
The daily card for that day was Pentacles 10, showing family history and traditions.
Somebody else phoned me to tell me about a remarkable tour she had made with her husband.
She had planned a trip abroad and had made an appointment to gather additional information on her destination. They had to go to another city, where they were not well known.
However, the trip turned out to be more complex than expected.
The TomTom and the driver lost track and following the instructions, many abuses against traffic law had been made before the wished location had been reached.
As a miracle there were no attentive policemen to correct their behavior or fine them.
Light on the path & through the gates of gold (8)
This booklet of author Mabel Collins had been published in the first issue in 1887.
When the lessons from the former articles have been understood, a clear inner voice will direct itself to you and say:
Lesson 9: Pay serious attention to all life surrounding you.
Lesson 10: Learn to look inside people’s hearts
Lesson 11: Pay special attention to your own heart.
Lesson 12: For through your own heart comes the light helping you to release life and making your eyes clear. Pay attention to the hearts of mankind in order to feel the world where you live in in your own heart, helping you to become part of it.
Observe the never-ending changing life surrounding you, because it is generated through the hearts of the people around you.
While you manage to better understand their character and meaning, you will be prepared step by step to read the more meaningful message of your life.
It is an imagination of your growth and the understanding you develop for the people around you, when you surrender to the divine harmonics, absorb them, and let them permeate you.
Light on the path, Mabel Collins
On October 30th the planet Mars turns retrograde. It happens on the 25th degree of Gemini. This period will last to January 11th, 2023, Mars has then arrived on the 9th degree of Gemini when it turns direct again.
The area between these degrees of Gemini become additional attention. This differs in everybody’s personal chart, however in the mundane astrology (astrology of the whole world) the focus is about communication and getting knowledge.
When Mars is direct in Gemini, our communication tends to be focused. When Mars retrogrades, we tend to become more thoughtful before reacting.
Mars is also about action, physical efforts, and the ability to be productive in operational issues.
When Mars is retrograde, we are supposed to become more thoughtful and prepared to think things over before acting.
Picture: planet Mars (Hubble telescope)
Mars retrogrades take place in a cycle of almost 15 years. Within such a cycle Mars makes 7 oppositions with the Sun. This time the opposition takes place on December 8th, 2022, with the planet Mars on the 17th degree of Gemini.
The symbolic of this degree is:
“The head of a robust youth changes into that of a mature thinker”.
It indicates a process of mental metamorphosis helping to transform physical vitality into the power to build concepts and intellectual formulations through which knowledge can be transferred.
The astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar
Coincidence in the solar system (3)
Already for many centuries, mankind is occupied in trying to understand the dynamics in our solar system. We already have understood many insights, however we still are looking for more.
Recently, I received a very interesting booklet as a present and was struck deeply by the special contents.
The booklet was about the order in our solar system and how they are presented to us on earth.
In the booklet I found other facts about mathematical pattens and the way they are presented to us.
Looking at the Sun we will sometimes see Sun dogs: pieces of a rainbow appearing at the left and the right side of the Sun.
Sometimes we can also see a circle in a greater distance from the Sun with an arch at the top.
This pattern appears as the old symbol of the planet Mercury (without the “+” underneath).
Figure: Ice halos around the Sun
To our surprise the appearing halos mark the mean orbits around the Sun of both inner planets, Venus and Mercurey.
There are more points of embarrassment in this picture; in the booklet you find much more astonishing facts. It is very worthwhile to buy it.
Picture: Planet Neptune (James Webb telescope)
Shortly after I had written above text I was informed about a beautiful picture of Neptune, by the James Webb telescope. The rings are from crystalized ice and have a similar background as the Sundogs.
John Martineau: A little book of Coincidence (Wooden books):
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In our efforts to achieve wisdom, we should intellectually understand what is eternal
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