In the interest of time, a clearly Saturn commodity, today’s post is the same content as my Galactic Times posting (you can sign up for these free weekly e-zines on my website – please check the About… page). Since the news is hot, here are the out of the gate, off the top observations.
In the last GT I mentioned that Saturn was going galactic. I had no idea that the astronomical community would release new findings that make Saturn a much larger planetary player than previously known. The new discoveries make Saturn – already a solar system unto himself with his 60 + moons and vast array of known rings – seem as if he is creating his a galactic presence. But first, it seems more people want to talk about the attack on the Moon than the discoveries about Saturn – I do hope lord Saturn takes no offense.
With Mercury finishing off the last degrees of Virgo, the use of “bombing the Moon” seems a bit off the mark. It is not a bombing, per se, but truly NASA’s probe constituted an invasion of the Moon. Presumably any probing or landing or rocketing into any terrestrial or celestial body is invasive. It’s just that a rocket attack seems so much more invasive… and it is. This event is much like the July 2005 assault on Comet Tempel – a head on collision of a probe with the coma of a comet – an event that produced far more dramatic results than this morning’s lunar attack. Both events attracted attention and well-deserved outrage because of the effort that violates the wise axiom “do not mess with Mother Nature… or Mother/Father Sky.”
With science we have probed every planet reachable with our technology, landed on the Moon and the asteroid Eros, glided through a comet’s wake and solar rays to extract particles and smashed head on into a comet. Earlier this year both the Japanese and Chinese landed “equipment” on the Moon, also home invasions according to the dust, potential ice and whatever lives upon the Moon.
This “research” effort seeks to locate the potential of water in hidden ice assumed to be on the Moon, which could later support life on a space colony. This whole thing is so ironic (last night the movie Apollo 13 was running on cable TV here in America). Not even considering the irony of the U. S. attack on a day when the President receives a Nobel Peace Prize (no commentary on the merit of that award intended, one way or the other), the symbolic irony boggles the mind. In astrology, the element of water symbolizes emotionality, sensitivity, creativity and to some degree creativity. As well, the Moon, astrologically speaking, denotes one’s emotional reactions, sensitivity and the needs for safety, security and an emotional envelope of protection in which one’s consciousness may flourish. All those archetypes were “probed” today. Is our sensitivity under attack? You bet it is. Blogs, Internet comments posted, the free reign of criticism presumably sanctioned by anonymous posting, judgment of emotional choices made by others seem to be indicators of this effect, hopefully climaxed by today’s event(s).
During his comments regarding the receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize, President Barack Obama indicated he believed this to be a “call to action.” Fair enough. It is a call to action. How about a personal and collective restoration of emotional expression free of subjective projection call to action? How about interacting with people once again in a feel good way instead of inert, choppy blips that fail to carry emotional water and are infused with the high potential for misinterpretation. What if we consider the call to action to be one that favors a heightened awareness of inner churning, clarity of expression and the restoration of a feeling, compassionate planet that reaches out to heal the wounds of our organic orbiting satellite and each other?
Meanwhile, a bit further out in our solar system, the magnificent Saturn now blows us away with his recently realized extended reach. A subtle, thin ring of dust, likely the result of scatterings from impacts with his moon, Phoebe, ranging three hundred times the width of Saturn, now contributes to our understanding of the lord of discipline, dedication and manifestation. His breadth is hundreds of times wider than what we ever imagined – unless enduring a potent Saturn transit. As well, the ring forms an angle of inclination of 27 degrees from Saturn’s ring plane. It’s as if Saturn has his own wide-ranging Kuiper Belt. Maybe astronomers on Titan (this moon being a liberal analogue for the Earth-Sun relationship) now argue about which objects orbiting Saturn might actually be viable planets, moons or stuff of no significance whatsoever.
One thing for sure, Saturn means to re-enforce the idea that cosmic influences spread further than previously known. Since 2003 and with subsequent Kuiper Belt discoveries, we know the breadth of our solar system to be at least 50 times wider than previously assumed. Now we find out that Saturn’s range is three hundred times more extensive. For those of you who may be no fan of Saturn’s astrological influences, consider the symbolic images rendered by this recent discovery. Saturn, once perceived to be the “limit” planet, no declares you can reach so much further that what you previously suspected. And, if you are inclined, try looking up and down, too. Think above and below your existing line of perceptions. This is so much more than “think out of the box.” This is the “expand the sphere of consciousness” summoning.
Over time, there will be more to ascertain. There will be more to include in personal and collective awareness. But for now Saturn urges us all to reach out, as he does to include and accomplish more. This, for now, is just the tip of the lunar iceberg.