June 17, 2004 – The NEW MOON on June 17 in Gemini occurs at 27 degrees. This is the same degree of the zodiac that Venus stopped on May 17, as it turned inward toward the Sun and its rare June 8 transit. Venus finally returns, full circle, to this degree on August 3, after an extended visit in Gemini.
OK, OK, but what does it mean? you want to know.
A better question is, what does it true? Isn't that what you really want to know?
What does this TRUE? What kind of sense does that make?!
Maybe none, that's not the point. This is not a rational question, rather a Lilith question. Listen with your heart, with your inner ear, and your imagination.
I've been seeing an ad on TV: A woman, young and blond, informs us that she plays in a band named Lilith. She goes on to promote Acuvue Avance with Hydraclear, eyedrops for clearer vision. This is the way Lilith communicates!
Black Moon Lilith, an esoteric point involved with the orbit of Moon around Earth, comes both Mean and True. Sometimes they are the same, but sometimes not. Depending on how we measure the Black Moon, there is the MEAN average motion and the TRUE position which wiggles and jiggles a lot. You can have Lilith in two signs, or at the same degree. Crazy wisdom.
Mercury and Black Moon Lilith infuse this New Moon in the sign of the Twins with double double toil and trouble, as in MacBeth's three witches, if you're not listening TRUE, true to the heart. Gemini is a sign that can get wickedly distracted. There are so many possibilities. With Venus still retrograde in Gemini it is a time to keep open to possibilities, to open our minds beyond the mundane. The rare Venus transit lifted the eyes of the world to the heavens for a rare treat. In addition to the Internet, pictures and images of the transit decorated front-page news all over the world. We are feeling and reeling with the resonance of this Venusian infusion. Whatever we THINK Venus is, as a planet, as a symbol, we KNOW only from our feelings, from the emotional reverberations in our own lives. Venus is a personal experience.
This New Moon, with Mercury and Black Moon, further downloads the Venus occultation. With a secret smile, Lilith is whispering non-sense to the Messenger of the Gods, a trickster himself. Not this, not that. Sing it, chant it, or dance it, in mantra, yantra and tantra. Bring it to the Mother of the Buddhas.
Cosmic mother, Prajnaparamita, is the jewel of love-wisdom. She sparkles with many facets, like a finely cut diamond; her sweetness radiates like the perfume of the rarest lotus. Her name means boundless wisdom beyond the beyond — the depth of unthinkability. Reality, pure TRUTH, can never be conceptualized or conveyed in any way. Ultimately we are fooling ourselves if we think so or otherwise — or if we think at all! Pluto opposite this New Moon-Black Moon-Mercury combo points an arrow to the heart; a transformation of the mental plane is in progress.
Current cosmic choreography suggests a great opening of feeling and sensitivity, which can only be borne by the higher mind, not the rational, repetitive mental patterns we typically apply in our mundane lives. There is nothing typical about this time. Who has a working definition of normal? Still, to live in this world, we need to apply our minds. Let us pray for some mote of wisdom to shine through and lift our hearts.
Here is a passage from Lex Hixon's "Mother of the Buddhas:"
These tidal waves of astonishing joy and unbearable compassion can be embraced only by the oceanic heart of Prajnaparamita, the Perfect Wisdom which gazes into the limitless expanse of all structures as into the starry nighttime sky and which reveals the expanse of manifestation as an infinite profusion of flowers.
Here in the Caribbean, setting low a week before the occultation, Venus shared the darkening sky with Sirius, the brightest star, the star of Isis. The goddess in her planet self and star self were communing to send in some powerful juju. Higher octaves abound.
A note about the United States: The United States Sun is aligned with this star of Isis. We see its presence in the Statue of Liberty holding aloft the lamp. Saturn is on this point now. What is the reality of this symbol for the citizens of this nation? A time of Truth is at hand. The next Full Moon is on July 2, just in time for the U.S. birthday celebration.
The power of the divine feminine is emerging from the heart of the galaxy. The Sun is drinking in this light of love and now sending its electrical flares into our atmosphere, infused with Venus magnetism. A potent elixir, taste with care and great appreciation.
Editor's note: Astrologer Kelley Hunter lives on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, where she leads stargazing nights. She is astrologer-in-residence for the Self Centre at Caneel Bay Resort and for the Omega Institute winter programs in the Caribbean. Hunter recently earned her doctoral degree in an interdisciplinary combination of philosophy, cosmology and myth. For an astrological consultation or to be on her e-mail list for monthly articles, write firstname.lastname@example.org. Explore her Web site here
CHART SPECIALS through June:
YOUR MESSAGE FROM VENUS: In honor of Venus retrograde, I'm offering a chart reading focused on the affect of the Venus cycles in your chart. In some area, you are re-evaluating life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Our discussion may draw on asteroids and Black Moon Lilith for further insights from the cosmic feminine. One hour: $108.
COUPLES ASTROLOGY: Venus retrograde cycles are a time to re-evaluate relationship. An astrological perspective can be helpful. Honoring the integrity of each person, we explore the meaning of the bond between them — emotional needs and dynamics, communication, underlying expectations, lessons to be learned alone and together, the potential for shared growth over time. 90 min. $175.
Travel Schedule 2004
Email or call Hunter at 1-(888) 7ALTAIR or (340) 643-2179 unless other contact is given.
Vermont: MONTPELIER AND BURLINGTON areas. July 23-August 13 Available for personal consultations.
ALBANY: Capital Region Wellness Center, call 518-446-0200, 1315 Central Ave, Latham, NY. Aug. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Venus and the Cosmic Flow: Astrological gateway to 2012
August 13 and 14: Personal consultations
POUGHKEEPSIE: The Linden Tree Center at 845-471-8000, located in the Noxon Business Park where Noxon Road meets Rte. 55;
August 21, 23-25: Personal consultations
August 21: 7-9 p.m. – Venus and the Cosmic Flow: Astrological gateway to 2012
August 24: 7-9 p.m. – Communing with Venus
NEW YORK CITY: August 30-Sept.1: includes a visit to the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 540 W. 27th St., 4th floor.
AUSTIN: Sept. 1-5, available for some personal consultations. E-mail or call Hunter, 1-888-7ALTAIR
Sept. 6-12, personal consultations. E-mail Hunter or call Mark Head at 469-374-7533
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m.: Venus, Black Moon Lilith and the Cosmic Feminine
FORT WORTH: Sunday, Sept. 12, 1 p.m. – Astrological Society of North Texas. Topic to be determined
Sept. 14-19: personal consultations
Sept. 14 or 15, 7-9 p.m. – Venus and the Cosmic Flow: Gateway to 2012
Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Communing with Venus
For presentations, contact Kimberly McSherry at 713-932-9889 or e-mail HIAKAM@earthlink.net
BOULDER area: available for personal consultations
England, October 12-26
October 13: Wessex Astrology Circle, contact EileenMcAdam@aol.com
October 18: Bath Spa College
October 25: Astrological Lodge of Londo
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