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Election Moonwobble 2016 November 29

Moonwobble at the White House.
Election Moonwobble 2016 November 29

Moon Wobble 2016 November 29

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The 7th degree North Lunar Node in Virgo is represented by a palatial harem of bright eyed women laughing happily.  Early stage of development of the individual essence, with full yet binding life-protection.  Freedom from responsibility or restraint.  This is the symbol of the withdrawal from reality in one aspect as a means for regrasping it in another. The insulation or protectionism against lifes demand for a dynamic manifestation. Implicit in the static symbolism is the necessity for using any fellowship with Caliban in the translation into Ariel.  The Keyword is Restraint.  Restraint either as a courageous and complete disregard of limitation by rejecting its terms at any cost, or the self-betrayal for monetary ease.

The 7th degree South Lunar Node in Pisces is represented by fog hiding the shore, but a cross rests on a clear rock above the fog.  This is a symbol of the withdrawal from reality as a means for regrasping it in another.  An unnecessary acceptance of repudiation or neglect of higher ideals.  Implicit in the static symbolism is the need to be active in the cause of every standard of allegiance of Cosmic Intetion, which makse life worthwhile.  And the insistent stirring of an inner voice which seeks to quicken essence to the paramount necessities of ontology.  Concentration of values amidst the chaos of outer living.  Clear light of high realization.  Acceptance of life's limits.  The Keynote is Conscience.  Conscience as a rugged independence of inner spirit and the courageous rejection of all outer compromise, ot the utter timidity of self-interest.

The 7th degree Sun in Sagittarius is represented by cupid knocking, smilingly at the door of the human heart.  This is a symbol of the unimpeachable resources of life on the side of social self-renewals and ontological fulfillment.  The happiness which awaits every person willing to accept its fullness.  Rounding out of experience.  The call to love's feast. Implicit in the symbolism are the incurably romantic leanings or the the quick fix, the lack of integrity of altering every aspect of beingness for entering into a self-quickening relationship with the group.  The Keyword is Allurement.  This may indicate an insatiable appetite for expanding consciousness or of self-exaltation, the unbridled desire of the blustering, loudmouthed blowheart.

The Virgo / Pisces nodal axis is the axis of social responsibility, and is determined to break new paths and enrich society.

Arabic Parts include Perversion conjunct the Sun, opposed by the Web of Deceit.  Part of Fortune is conjunct the South Node, but also Imprisonment.

Asteroids Juno and Nemesis are conjunct the Sun. Proserpina is conjunct the North Node.


US Presidential Election, November 8

Full Moon in Taurus, Perigee, Super-Supermoon, November 14

New Moon in Sagittarius, November 29

History and Explanation of Moonwobble

Thane Walker originally coined the term "Moon Wobble" (Tobey, 1935) to help his old friend and colleague Carl Payne Tobey. Tobey was a well known astrologer, who saw astrology as a branch of mathematics. Tobey's was also an actuarial statistician, who combined astrology and mathematics to identified regularly occurring periods of time with a greater risk of accidents. Tobey's research revealed that when the Sun is Conjunct the North or South Lunar Nodes, or Square the Lunar Node Axis there is a higher probability of accidents. Each MoonWobble undulate as articulated by Tobey runs about 21 days in duration (using a 0 degree Aspect Orb as Standard Deviation for Conjunctions and 3 degree Aspect Orb for Squares), four times per year.

Recently I have learned that some are using a more literal, astronomical version of Moon Wobble, which is the Moon's libration. Lunar libration reveals 59% of the moon's surface, while you see only 50% of the lunar disk. Thus lunar libration enables acute observers to peek at a tiny portion of the moon's back side. Libration in longitude is the Moon's east-west wobble. Libration in latitude is the Moon's north-south nodding. Maximum librations are seen about one week after perigee and one week after apogee. Tobey's actuarial risk tabulations are further explained by astrologer Richard Nolle who found what he calls a SuperMoon, SuperMoon occurs when the Full Moon or New Moon is closest to the Earth, that there is greater risk of accident during this period.

Thane taught an ontological meditation wherein the Sun symbolizes the essential self ("figuratively speaking") and the Moon reflects an endlessly changing principle. An endlessly cycling wheel of fortune of temporal, mortal flesh, birth, fruition and decay. The Moon goes out into the lifeworld and soaks up its little taste of experience, then offers this chunk of sense testimony to the Sun for processing. The Moon has an orbit that makes it a 'mirror of time.' The nodal axis crystallizes the relationship between Sun and Moon to reflect that sphere of life in which the coniunctio - the inner blending of the two principles - is most likely to manifest (Greene, 1992). An androgynous coitus between a changing, receptive principle and a constant, radiant principle. Remember, if you are not Translating, then you are food for the Moon (Gurdjieff, 1976).

Whenever you have time, you have duality, birth and death. The Moon represents that power of consciousness and life in the field of time and space, where it puts on bodies and puts them off. This Lunar principle is that of life engaged in the field of time and space. The Sun, on the other hand, is never shadows except in eclipse, and so does not carry its death within it; thus it represents consciousness disengaged from the field of time and space.

The great mythic realization that the Lunar and Solar principles, seemingly dual aspects of consciousness, are in fact, one consciousness. Your consciousness. Here in the field of life, is at the same time, consciousness disengaged from this field. The paradox of relating oneself to these two aspects of one's own true being and entity is the great mystical balancing act. Our being incorporates both aspects - the solar and the lunar - allowing us to navigate this razor's edge (Campbell, 2013, pp. 47-52).

The MoonWobble represents a cyclic process with stages of buildup, release and integration. The MoonWobble undulate starts building up energy some 14 days (February 26) before the peak (some say as many as 28 days [February 13] ) as personal irritability is evident, entering a critical period some 7 days (March 4) before the peak to a maximum build-up (March 11). Allow the release of energy letting up a few days after the peak (March 14). The affect is gradually integrated over 7 days after the peak (March 18).

Sun in Pisces (traditionally ruled by Jupiter) is Conjunct the South Node and in Opposition to North Node in Virgo (which is traditionally ruled by the Mercury.

While all signs are affected, those with planets or indicators in Aries and Libra will be most strongly influenced. Remember that everyone has at least Houses of Virgo (Social Survival Dynamic Container - Earth - Past, Traditional Ruler - Mercury, Contemporary Ruler - Chiron or Vulcan), and Pisces (Social Survival Dynamic - Water - Past, Traditional Ruler - Jupiter, Contemporary Ruler - Neptune). Both Mutable Signs.  Both rule Cadent Houses.  Earth, Water.  Viewing the Nodes through the lens of the Totality Field, we might view the North Node as an intentional expansion of consciousness into known territory, the C-Field. The South Node is then an unintentional expansion of consciousness into unknown terrain, an A-Field.




US Presidential Election, November 8

Full Moon in Taurus, November 14

New Moon in Sagittarius, November 29


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Prepared by Richard Burns, H.W., M