One of the fascinating aspects of this last eclipse was the conjunction of the New Moon on the Vernal Equinox. This happens every 19 years. It’s called “The Metonic Cycle.” While this phenomenon occurs every 19 years, the Nodes begin their journey through the signs, which take almost the same time, 18.9 years. So the last time there was a New Moon on the Vernal Equinox, the Moon’s Nodes were in Libra/Aries, much like they are now. Dane Rudhyar has one of the best descriptions of how the Nodes operate in space;
“The Moon’s nodes are the two ends of the line of intersection of the plane of the orbit of the Moon around the earth and of the plane of the ecliptic, which is the plane on which the Sun seems to move around the zodiac throughout the year — that is, actually the orbit of the earth around the Sun. Two planes which do not coincide and are not parallel must intersect. The line of intersection of the solar and lunar planes is the Moon’s nodes’ axis — the Dragon’s Head and the Dragon’s Tail of traditional astrology.”
If we move backwards through time, to the Vernal Equinox, 1996, to see this phenomenon when it was last in affect. The North Node was at 13 Libra/South Node 13 Aries. This past Friday, the Nodes were at 10/10 respectively, reflecting the 18.9 year Nodal Cycle. The energy was in the final degree of Pisces as a run up to the shift in the solar degree of 0 Aries, which in wide opposition to both nodes was in activation mode.
There are four, interesting, Mundane events which marked the last cycle in 1996. On the day of the Vernal Equinox, New Moon, NN 13/Libra – SN 13/Aries and during the days that just followed, here is what occurred.
• March 20 – The British Government announces that Bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been likely transmitted to people. (Mad Cow Disease—attacks the brain (Aries).
• March 25 An 81-day-long standoff begins between antigovernment Freemen and federal officers in Jordan, Montana. (Freemen = Aries/Will Manifest, seeking equality, NN Libra)
• The 68th Academy Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles with Braveheart winning Best Picture. (Celebration of warrior/male energy/Aries) • March 26 – The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan to Russia for economic reform. (This was the genesis of Russia’s economic reform).
Rudhyar’s theory of the nodes is quite interesting. He liberates them from the positive/negative polarity that is usually associated with them. In the astrology of fate, the general rule of thumb is to move towards the North Node and away from the South Node as the South Node takes more energy and is in some ways a real drain/drag. I agree with this to some extent based on my own, very painful experiences of my South Node in Pisces, House Four. Family and home has been shot through with the psychic effluvia of Pisces emotional torrent. I’ve always felt more at home with my NN conjunct the MC, conjunct my Sun. It’s there, in the 10th House, where in some ways, I have managed to find an acceptable stand in for my family through my work, but that doesn’t mean that we can completely leave the South Node behind. There ALWAYS has to be some swipe at integration. It may not always be successful, but the Nodal Axis as it is called must be dealt with periodically, like maintenance.
Rudhyar sees the South Node as a point of excretion in the chart, which makes sense if the NN is the dragon’s head, then it would follow that the SN, would be in fact the point of excretion, taking the stuff consumed by the dragon’s head. In my perfect world, through the application of my identity with the MC, through service, I could receive the necessary nourishment, both on a personal and monetary level, to feed the swirling chaos of the IC/Fourth, where the foundation is out to sea, rather than sunken into Terra Firma. The Virgoan activity would then act in some ways like land fill, stabilizing the tidal flow of Piscean influence.
Did something like this happen on a much larger scale on or near the eclipse? The answer is likely yes and the event, if true, will blow your mind, both from a historical/global perspective and an astrological one.
(PLEASE NOTE THAT CAPTAIN HEATHER E. COLE WAS DISMISSED AND THERE ARE VARIOUS VERSIONS RANGING FROM ABC’S COMMENT THAT “SHE HAD A LOSS OF CONFIDENCE” TO THE 21ST CENTURYNEWSWIRE STORY AND THE COMPLEX BACK CHANNEL LEADING FROM CHUCK HAGEL TO COLE). Three days ago, while the North America was on DEFCON3 (Six hour attack window), while American and Russian troops were in exercise/deployment mode. DEFCON level has returned to 4, which is decidedly not as intense.
On Monday, March 16th, Capt. Heather E. Cole reportedly received orders to launch a nuclear strike on Russia. Here is the text from yournewswire.com;
According to the SVR, US Navy Captain Heather E. Cole [photo 1st right] was the commander of the US Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing 1 located at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma whose E-6B Mercury aircraft provide the communications links allowing President Obama and US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to directly contact the submarines, bombers and land-based missiles that comprise the United States strategic nuclear force.
On Monday, 16 March, this report states, Captain Cole received from the Pentagon a launch order authorizing a “limited” nuclear strike against the Federation, but which failed due to a critical Permissive Action Link (PAL) failure thus causing her to abort this planned attack.
As a PAL is a security device for nuclear weapons whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized arming or detonation of the nuclear weapons, SVR experts in this report explain, the critical failure in this instance was an added security measure ordered by the former US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, prior to his being forced out of office last month over his refusal to have any part in this attack against Russia.
This report further explains that Secretary Carter was not aware of Secretary Hagel’s PAL security changes thus allowing Captain Cole to abort this planned nuclear attack.
For her failure to communicate the launch authorization to US nuclear forces, this report continues, Captain Cole was arrested on Tuesday, 17 March, relieved of her command and then taken by armed guard to US Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar in San Diego (California) where she remains incommunicado.
The SVR in their report on Captain Cole’s refusal to start World War III further states that her actions mirrors those of Soviet Naval Captain Vasili Arkhipov, who during the Cuban Missile Crisis, in 1962, also refused to obey orders to launch nuclear weapons against the United States.
Upon Captain Cole being arrested, a MoD appendix to this SVR report says, President Putin ordered the Federations strategic nuclear bomber forces to their “fail-safe” locations in the Arctic (the fastest air route to the US from Russia), an expansion of the Northern Fleet’s combat operations into the Norwegian Sea, and continued combat air operations against NATO forces on the northern border.
If we look at Rudhyar’s theory of Nodal excretion, it makes complete sense. North Node Libra/Venus/Feminine/Peace/Balance in the form of Capt. Cole, transferred those energies/qualities to the South Node of Aries, which of course is Mars/Anger/Will/Masculine/Aggression/War. He dereliction of duty aka a moment of conscience was re-framed by ABC News as a “loss of confidence.” Captain Cole may have just averted WWIII and it was the pre-planning of former Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. Hagel is a Libra Sun (10/4/46). Hagel’s Sun of course, conjunct the NN by a 3 degree Orb. Hagel has a stellium in Scorpio (Venus/Mars/Jupiter) so he can be both obstinate and crafty. He also has his own NN in the sign of Gemini, which of course represents duality and dual purpose.
Chuck Hagel’s replacement, Ashton Carter is also Libra and here is where the layers start to pile on. Carter’s Sun is exactly opposite 0 degrees Aries, born at 0 Libra on the Autumnal Equinox. The energy of the Zodiacal New Year drained energy away from Carter’s Sun at a pivotal moment in time, however, he has Mars in 13 Capricorn, which will receive one more conjunction with Pluto 13 degrees, direct on 10/6/16, with the NN conjunct his Libra Sun at 0 degrees and Mercury stationary at 0 degrees, again, conjunct his Sun. Let’s just say that this is a moment of precarious balance and keep in mind, while the Aries Sun may have neutralized the Libra Sun, in October, the dynamic is decidedly flipped.
In the meantime, Capt. Heather E. Cole, awaits her fate at Miramar AFB in San Diego. She may have saved millions of lives and altered history as we know it.
NOTE–VLADIMIR PUTIN’S LIBRA SUN IS ALSO AT 13 DEGREES