The Powerfully Transformative New Moon (Tuesday, June 19, 2012)

Powerful New Moon Influences for Everyone!

Excerpt from Current Configurations, by Henry Seltzer

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The New Moon that comes along on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012* is an interesting one, being the second New Moon in the curious and thoughtful sign of Gemini, the Air sign most closely connected with intellection and communication. This introduces a long series of New Moons that take place near the end rather than the beginning of their respective signs, producing a more muted and also a more spiritual feel for the particular sign involved. This placement in late Gemini, called the Aquarius decanate (the last third of the sign) is really very different than the early degrees, being concerned with the ultimate result of thought process in terms of philosophical groundbreaking and social benefit, and indicating that it is now high time to put our actual money and our concerted actions wherever our deepest thought process might take us. This New Moon happens just one day before the June 20th Summer Solstice, when the Cardinal sign of Cancer –oppositional to Pluto’s Capricorn placement – comes into its own.

Of course the big news this lunation is the UranusPluto square which is now extremely close, and fully triggered by this New Moon cycle… Meanwhile, Venus, retrograde and stationing in Gemini, also closely aspects the dynamic duo of these outer planets. Mercury participates, now in Cancer and widely opposed to Pluto. The Sun/Mercury midpoint at the time of the New Moon is…also exactly trine Chiron in Pisces. The Chiron factor is important, bringing as it does an increased awareness of the painful places inside ourselves; our pain in the face of difficult transformation and loss. In the end it allows us to dwell more deeply on the metamorphosis that is underway, regarding both its individual and its collective aspects, and that is still accelerating. We recognize that we lose something of ourselves in the process, which is bound to be scary. This however does not mean that we lose our spiritual grounding…

As this New Moon cycle launches us further into the maelstrom…we do well to reflect on where we are in our lives and where ultimately headed. There is an important part of ourselves that is in the midst of radical change, and that as a result is likely to become forever lost to us, at least in its present condition. This is the action of Pluto, to make way for the new phase, our next stage as inspired by Uranus. It helps to reflect on where Capricorn and Aries fall in your individual chart, or indeed in your Solar Chart…

In the larger picture of the collective, the transformation that we might expect will be with government, power and control issues there, as well with re-constellating our very identity as a culture, as in the rebellion on various levels symbolized on our own national scene by the Occupy movement. Then there is the consciousness and human potential movement, reflected in the slogan that has lately become popular of “Occupy your Heart.” How we align with these various currents within our society will be one telling factor over the coming months and years, as we more fully explore the truth of what it means in this century to be human, and what it truly means to be nothing but ourselves.

Mandy’s Progression for New Moon June 19,2012

Current Transits for Amanda Jean Sheldon

Oct 2, 1971, 9:44:00 PM EDT Miami, FL (25N46, 80W12)
Transits for Jun 19, 2012, 10:50 EDT

Important Features

Transiting Jupiter in strong trine 
(fading, 0.5 degrees) with natal Pluto

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
Jun 8, 2012 – Jun 26, 2012, exact Jun 17, 2012

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This transit boosts your urge for self-transformation and regeneration. Conflicts and drastic changes may come up for you during this relatively brief period of time. Your plans and aspirations for the future, as well as religious feelings, may be brought to a deeper point of view at this time, and these areas of life may change as a result of this transit. You are more serious and look more deeply into fields of study that are important to you at this time. Travel plans are another possibility for more serious and renewed energy during the course of this transit. Your ideals and aspirations may be called into question and you also could find that you are more interested in your own unconscious process or that of others during this period of time.

Transiting Jupiter in strong square 
(forming, 1.6 degrees) with natal Mars 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
Jun 17, 2012 – Jul 6, 2012, exact Jun 26, 2012

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

You’re something of a high flyer these days. Jupiter expands whatever it comes into contact with, and in this case it’s your assertiveness and animal passion. You are so extremely confident, even full of yourself, that it is possible to overdo. You may need to temper your confidence with just a bit of pessimism, for balance, during this period. You should avoid risk taking and playing the odds in all kinds of situations; gambling may be a temptation during this transit. You think you can walk on water, and you may be able to pull it off. You benefit by being quietly optimistic and high minded, and then you may well be on the path to good luck and great success in your endeavors. During this transit, you will find you have much greater energy than usual, and your renewed sense of optimism may give you great clarity of purpose. You will likely find contact with the opposite sex quite pleasant and rewarding during this period of time. You may have so much physical energy that you need to seek an outlet for it in activity such as sports or getting down and cleaning up that old plumbing problem that has been lurking. Any activities that you engage in during this time will be very productive for you in long-term results, provided that you keep in balance and refrain from overdoing it.

Transiting Neptune in strong conjunction 
(fading, 0.3 degrees) with natal Mars 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
Mar 10, 2012 – Sep 7, 2012
Jan 10, 2013 – May 30, 2013, exact Mar 7, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 – Mar 3, 2014, exact Sep 18, 2013 R, Jan 6, 2014;
Sep 30, 2014 – Dec 30, 2014

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

You may find you have a more disconnected energy than usual at this time, and a sense of confusion regarding goals. This is a time in your life when you are more sensitive to others needs and concerns than your own. You are very aware of other points of view right now, and also very idealistic in pursuing your own agenda. You may even imagine goals for yourself or for other people that are more fanciful than realistic and that may never actually come to fruition. With so many different points of view available to you, there is also a danger that you may lose yourself in all of the possibilities. This can be a very confusing period of time. The life factors of outward-directed activity, assertiveness and also animal passion, are now subject to compassion, idealism, and also illusion. It is likely that outer events will seemingly conspire against your successes during this transit. Projects well started may wind up incomplete through ill luck or due to misplaced resources. These events have the effect of breaking down your normal ego center thereby creating a space for some more universal conceptualization to flourish. It is necessary at this time to focus on what is truly important to you, and to not be discouraged by seeming setbacks, since every turn in the road serves to further your growing consciousness of what is possible, both in the physical realm and beyond it.

Transiting Chiron in strong square 
(fading, 1.6 degrees) with natal Jupiter 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
May 12, 2012 – Jul 12, 2012
Feb 27, 2013 – May 13, 2013, exact Mar 30, 2013
Jul 20, 2013 – Oct 29, 2013, exact Sep 6, 2013 R
Dec 9, 2013 – Mar 2, 2014, exact Jan 28, 2014;
Nov 2, 2014 – Dec 15, 2014

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

Your religious philosophy and broad intellectual framework are subject to a certain amount of suffering and re-examination now. Painful experiences in these areas could lead you to a new outlook on life. Also during the course of this transit, you may have issues arise related to travel or other methods of broadening your intellectual horizons. There may be suppressed emotions relating to the received philosophy of parental figures that come up for you at this time, leading to a particularly painful introspection and rethinking of your views. Perhaps there are ways that these shared philosophies from your early background no longer fit your needs in the present era. If you look deeply within yourself you may be able to find the answer to questions that come up for you at this time, and move closer to a true synthesis of your lower and higher natures. This synthesis will be as rewarding, in the end, as the experience of getting to it was painful at the time. Then you will be able to use your newfound integration to advantage in sharing your vision for the world with other like-minded individuals, in order to help make that vision a reality for yourself and for society around you as well.

Transiting Neptune in strong square 
(fading, 1.0 degrees) with natal Saturn 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
Apr 1, 2012 – Aug 11, 2012
Feb 1, 2013 – Mar 24, 2014, exact Mar 28, 2013, Aug 22, 2013 R, Jan 29, 2014;
Sep 1, 2014 – Jan 24, 2015

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

You are in for a potentially stressful period in which it is hard to tell which direction to go in your life. This is a time of great confusion and uncertainty, as the habitual structure of your life is called into question by new insights and awareness, and you feel somewhat disoriented as a result. Perhaps you are being pushed to make changes are in the direction of greater compassion and concern for others, and less purely selfish behavior. You are unsure whether to maintain the rigid structure of your older and more established habit patterns, which even if not totally working for you at least provide security, or to make important changes that seem to be calling to you from the still small voice of your spiritual center. For now, it benefits you to find a way to simply suspend yourself in the uncertainty of it all. You may be afraid of movement out of your narrow self, and into a broader outlook, but when the current period of time passes, the way clears and you find yourself ushered into a reality that no longer feels elusively just out of reach.

Transiting Uranus in strong conjunction 
(forming, 1.7 degrees) with natal Chiron 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
Jun 6, 2012 – Aug 19, 2012
Mar 20, 2013 – Jun 11, 2013, exact Apr 25, 2013
Aug 22, 2013 – Mar 25, 2014, exact Oct 16, 2013 R, Feb 14, 2014

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

You will likely experience an urge for freedom and spontaneity. There is a genius energy in you, an energy to create new things and depart from the normal run of the mill consciousness in doing so. With this transit, your mental creativity and spontaneity is up for a transformation of some sort. Perhaps you will launch yourself into new ways of thinking and being, even altering your lifestyle. There may be changes in store for you that have been waiting in the wings for the right moment to come on stage, new ways of being that more truly serve the evolutionary purpose that you came into this life to actualize. There may be some pain associated with this type of transition, since any peeling away of old skin is painful, and the process you are engaged in may leave you raw and exposed for a while. But something inside is pressuring you to move ahead, in spite of the consequences, and it is well to heed the wisdom of your soul’s higher purpose. You may emerge from your chrysalis with a brave form and new wings.

Transiting Pluto in strong square 
(fading, 1.5 degrees) with natal Chiron 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
Jan 20, 2012 – Jul 9, 2012
Nov 22, 2012 – Jan 22, 2014, exact Jan 20, 2013, Jul 13, 2013 R, Nov 24, 2013;
Jul 15, 2014 – Nov 26, 2014

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

You are in for a rough time, as structures of your life that had previously supported you come crashing down around your head, and you are forced into transformations far more massive than anything you would have anticipated. There is always pain surrounding changes of this magnitude, and you are well advised to “go with the flow” at this time, as difficult as that may be, and just let it happen. All your attempts to hold on to a previous reality will only make you crazy, whereas if you accept the inevitability of change you can even start to enjoy the process and feel exhilarated by it, like rocking along on a roller coaster engaged in the swooping scenery. With this transit, you may experience intimations of other worlds beyond this present one. Sexual experience may provide the gateway into the hidden world of the dark places in the human psyche, yours or another person’s. Old wounds that can be inhibiting and crippling until explored and come to terms with are beginning to open themselves up to you. These are sources of the personal demons that we all have locked up inside of us, and that are coming into your consciousness as a result of this transit, for good or ill effect on your life. Ultimately, it can only be for good, as getting in touch with your shadow side will let these forces breathe and have their communion with the other parts of yourself, rather than remaining in the dark to fester. When you have integrated these dark ambassadors from the underworld of your own psyche, they can become powerful forces for healing as your outlook changes and you become better able to relate to yourself, and others around you as well.

Transiting Uranus in strong trine 
(forming, 0.9 degrees) with natal Mercury 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
May 14, 2012 – Sep 13, 2012
Mar 5, 2013 – May 19, 2013, exact Apr 9, 2013
Sep 17, 2013 – Mar 10, 2014, exact Nov 9, 2013 R, Jan 23, 2014

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

You may experience an abruptness of thought and communication during this period of time. You will also be very open to new ideas of all kinds. It is a good opportunity to tune in to some different ways of thinking, or to explore other points of view that you normally would never be exposed to. You may find these types of communications seem to come to you more frequently during this transit. You may experience flashes of insight, or moments of great excitement as new ideas break through to your conscious awareness. Also, relations with friends or associates may alter due to these new patterns of thought. You should try to make the most out of these opportunities, and explore the new horizons offered to you, while the visionary energy of this transit continues to influence your thinking.

Transiting Chiron in strong square 
(forming, 0.6 degrees) with natal Mercury 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
Mar 26, 2012 – Sep 2, 2012, exact May 7, 2012, Jul 17, 2012 R
Jan 23, 2013 – Mar 28, 2013, exact Feb 24, 2013
Sep 9, 2013 – Jan 26, 2014, exact Nov 9, 2013 R, Nov 29, 2013

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

You are experiencing painful realizations around the issues of communication and your mental abilities in general. Your communication with others is changing at this time, and you may have difficulties in this area, as old issues from the past return to haunt you, or you have to deal with siblings or your friends in a way that seems less easy and more fraught with pain and uncertainty. It may be that your very mind seems less than reliable at this time, and you may even feel yourself in danger of mental collapse, as new ideas and ways of thinking challenge you to the core of your current belief system. You may also have a powerful urge to communicate at this time, since that is one way to externalize your suffering and make it more real and available to others. It can be a great impetus to artistic expression to have the world coming down in chaos all around you. Ultimately the higher purpose of these challenges is for you to come to terms with a new way of thinking and being in the world, one that throws off the shackles of previous conceptions and launches itself forward, willy nilly, into a brave new cosmos of your own making. It is in this way that you can come through, and heal some of the old issues that have previously plagued you. When you do, you may also be able to share this more holistic vision with your community so that you can have a healing influence on others around you as well.

Transiting Uranus in strong trine 
(forming, 1.4 degrees) with natal Venus 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
May 27, 2012 – Aug 30, 2012
Mar 14, 2013 – May 31, 2013, exact Apr 18, 2013
Sep 3, 2013 – Mar 19, 2014, exact Oct 25, 2013 R, Feb 6, 2014

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

The energy you have for others is changing in some previously unexplored fashion. This gives you an exciting period of time in which to explore new love interests, or possibly to reexamine established relationships. You will gain new insights during the course of this transit. Even your values or your aesthetic sense could undergo a shake-up during this period of time. If you are involved in the arts, you may experiment with new media or techniques under the influence of this transit. The most likely area of your life to experience alteration is your close personal relationships. Usually these relationship changes have been waiting in the wings, so to speak, for some time, and only now are you ready to admit them into your conscious awareness. Any relationships that have accumulated a sense of unconscious frustration over time are now likely to change. Some relationships may end entirely, or they may transform into a new pattern better suited to your changing needs. It is important during this period of time to remember that you can’t go back — change is vital if you are to grow as a human being, since life itself is change.

Transiting Chiron in strong square 
(forming, 0.1 degrees) with natal Venus 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
Apr 4, 2012 – Aug 23, 2012, exact May 29, 2012, Jun 25, 2012 R
Jan 31, 2013 – Apr 6, 2013, exact Mar 4, 2013
Aug 29, 2013 – Feb 4, 2014, exact Oct 15, 2013 R, Dec 23, 2013

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

You are likely to be undergoing a period of suffering around the issues of close personal relationships, artistic expression, and your values in general. Relationship issues are definitely “up” for you, and you may find yourself in the midst of some very painful realizations because of it. It may be that old issues of the way that you do relationship with others, issues that you were perhaps not even fully aware of, may come to the surface to haunt you during this transit, perhaps brought on by current events such as with regard to your significant partnerships at this time. If you have a close relationship with an intimate partner it may be in the process of transformation during this period, which of course can be extremely painful, but extremely rewarding as well in terms of the larger picture of your life’s path. It is also possible that your artistic expression or your aesthetic values may be in transition at this time, as you leave off ways of feeling and expressing yourself that no longer serve you. The ultimate purpose of these challenges is that you may grow in your self-concept, and adapt your relationship energy to a style that is more appropriate to your present state of evolution, as you let go of habits from the past that have been inhibiting the fullest expression of yourself in relation to another. The old ways are not working for you any longer, so it is best to get on with the new ones, rather than remaining stuck in the mud of previous patterns.

Transiting Jupiter in strong opposition 
(forming, 0.5 degrees) with natal Neptune 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
Jun 12, 2012 – Jul 1, 2012, exact Jun 21, 2012

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

You will have renewed energy for the spiritual or philosophical side of your existence during this time. This transit boosts your sense of spirituality, and your ideals. You may find that you are very psychically attuned to others during the course of this transit. You have new and exciting spiritual insights at this time, and also a more disconnected energy than usual, perhaps a sense of confusion in your life. You are tuning into energy that is essentially beyond this physical plane, and it may become more real for you than mundane so-called reality. You may also run up against illusions about what is possible, or actual deception practiced upon you, so that you think you can make more money or accomplish more than is physically available. Feelings of confusion may also come up for you in a big way during this period of time. It is good to hold back on major decisions during this period. A healthy dose of skepticism also works well at this time, as an antidote to over-reaching.

Transiting Neptune in strong square 
(forming, 0.8 degrees) with natal Neptune 

This transit is strongest (within 2 degrees)
Apr 15, 2011 – Jul 23, 2011
Feb 11, 2012 – Apr 3, 2013, exact Apr 8, 2012, Aug 2, 2012 R, Feb 7, 2013;
Aug 14, 2013 – Feb 3, 2014

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This transit profoundly affects your sense of spirituality, and your ideals. Feelings of confusion may also come up for you during this transit, while the square or opposition of transiting Neptune to its natal position is in effect. This transit usually comes at the time of the “mid-life” crisis, around age 42 or so, or else at age 84, when another period of revision and renewal of your life’s energies is in effect. You are also probably living out the transiting opposition of Uranus to its natal place at this time, another powerful indicator of fundamental change. At this time, you are in the process of far-reaching re-evaluations. It can be a confusing time, as cherished illusions, which may be the very motivating factors by which you live, come tumbling down and a new basis for re-imaging the fundamental concepts of your life must be found. Your imagination is very active now, for Neptune is the planet of image and illusion. You must be sure to weigh carefully the unsettling concepts that come up for you at this time, for although they speak a new truth to you, they may also exaggerate either the up side or the down side during this period. It is better to wait out the growing maturity of these new concepts, rather than acting rashly in being quick to make massive changes in your life at this time.

Above Interpretation text by Henry Seltzer / Copyright 1999 – 2012 Astrograph Software, Inc. /