For the Moon at 01:53 Virgo we have the following Sabian Symbol:
A large white cross dominates the landscape.
Keynote: The wisdom and compassion, which only the experience of suffering and isolation can bring – LIBERATING ORDEAL. (Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolic Phases”, p. 151)
For the Sun at 01:53 Pisces it is:This Sabian Symbol of the Sun relates to the role of Zeus and the Olympians in the above story. Zeus and his mother Rhea did what was necessarry to ensure Zeus' future success and rule as High God. It was necessarry for Zeus to spend his youth away from his family, in protection on Mt. Ida on Krete. This isolation allowed him to be taught wisdom and compassion by the Nymphs - which is what initially seperated him from his own father. Zeus had to experience this so that he could protect himself, his mother and his siblings; when he was mature, he was able to take the knowledge and compassion he had integrated into himself to address his Father. Kronos, rather than appreciating his son and his role in the Universe, sought to destroy his children so that he could rule forever. Zeus did not attack, or merely seek revenge; Zeus acted in self-defense against his father to protect his mother and siblings. This is why Zeus and the Olympian's actions were in harmony with Tyche, while the actions of Kronos and the Titans were against her.
A squirrel hiding from hunters.
Keynote: The individual’s need both to ensure his future subsistence and to protect himself from aggressive social elements – SELF-PROTECTION. (Rudhyar, pp. 269f).
The professional astrologer, Verena Donath, who writes the column Celestial Notebook for The Mountain Astrologer has the following to say about the TLE in Virgo:
The succeeding Lunar Eclipse will illuminate our inner landscape. It is a subjective response that will be felt emotionally and intuitively. In the chart for the Lunar Eclipse (see chart) Vesta is conjunct the Sun in Pisces and thus opposite the Moon. This speaks of a sacrifice, whereby the individual brings himself to the altar in the face of loneliness and alienation. By confronting one’s anxieties and to some point even one’s errors there might be a feeling of helplessness emerge, but in the end the need to save oneself will aid the individual in sorting out his feelings.
Saturn Rx in Virgo in close proximity, sesqui-quadrate Eris in Aries, is an indicator of a stressful emotional situation, a test of character as well as of endurance, because the inner life of the individual is in a state of dissonance. Polarity is heightened with each Full Moon. In the case of a Lunar Eclipse it is amplified. Outer as well as inner withdrawal is needed to regain composure and to reclaim one’s space.
Pallas in Pisces is square Mars in Gemini who’s casting a trine to the North Node in Aquarius. All threats have to be thwarted to protect oneself during this challenging phase so that the individual will be freed from the past and can now embark on a new path with renewed energies.
Uranus in Pisces receives a sextile from Ceres in Taurus and a semi-sextile from Chiron in Aquarius. The latter is also engaged in a square with Ceres. Detachment is the key to emotional liberation. Change will only happen by breaking out of the cycle of suffering and letting go off illusive thinking. Security is only relative. To ensure future subsistence the individual has to rebuild his/her self-esteem.
This is a time for us to look within and make the following changes so that we cease to act out of hubris and/or fear against Tyche, the Fates, and the Gods:
- Move from worthlessness, shame, guilt, and believing that everyone else embraces the Gods except us to the constant awareness of our inherent divinity and interconnection with all of Creation.
- Move from helplessness, victimization, and martyrdom to discernment, harmony, humility, and true service of the Gods (Orthopraxy).
- Let us embrace the sacred work which we came to this life to do.
- Let us live boldly and shine our light that we offer to the world in the service of the Gods.