TRANSCRIPT Ep. 196 | Podathon Day Three: Mercury’s Psychological and Handbook May!
Whats up, invisible pal April right here, and the date at this time is September sixth, 2023. Welcome to episode 196 of the Large Sky Astrology Podcast, and to day three of the fourth annual Podathon. In case you are a comparatively new listener to the podcast, you could be questioning what the heck is a Podathon? That is the week every year after I carry you 5 each day episodes, together with all of the week’s huge astrological information, some lunar happenings, and a particular matter or two.
In fact, that is additionally the week after I make my enchantment for contributions, which helps me cowl the prices of manufacturing the podcast all yr lengthy. However first, I actually wanna take a second to say thanks to these of you who’ve helped the present over the previous yr. I actually couldn’t make the podcast with out you, and I really recognize your assist.
And since this podcast is funded by the viewers, I hope to proceed to earn your assist this yr as properly. In every episode, as lots of you understand, I shout out a number of of my donors names, and if you happen to don’t need me to name your title out, that’s okay. We’ve got a solution to get round that. However in case you have contributed over the previous yr and didn’t hear your shout out, simply e-mail me and I’ll inform you which episode it was on.
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Right now’s Sky
As I mentioned on the prime of the present, I might be masking the week’s huge astrological information in my each day episodes. There’s truly not an entire lot occurring this week, however the issues which are occurring might be coated on that day’s episode. I’m additionally taking a more in-depth take a look at the Moon than I typically have time for, and we’ll take a look at a few particular subjects in addition to it occurs at this time.
The Solar and Mercury make their conjunction at 4:09 AM Pacific time. Now a planet struggles a bit when it’s too near the Solar. Within the case of Mercury, these may be occasions once we could be a bit too subjective in our considering, not see issues actually clearly, however the exception is when the planet is for the time being of its precise conjunction to the Solar, in a situation known as cazimi – within the coronary heart of the Solar. It’s very highly effective at that second. This may occur a bit bit early within the morning right here on the west coast of the USA, however if you happen to’re in one other time zone, this could possibly be a good time to make the most of the ability and readability of thoughts and communications which are represented by this cazimi situation of Mercury.
The Moon Report
And this brings us to at this time’s Moon report. This sturdy Mercury situation is basically excellent news for the Moon, which at this time is in Gemini, which is an indication dominated by Mercury, and it’s the signal of communication.
It’s in its final quarter part, precise at 3:21 PM at 14º03’ Gemini, and coincidentally, it’s on the Sabian image 15 Gemini, Two Dutch kids speaking, which supplies us a stunning picture of conversing with others who converse our language.
Now it’s value noting that the Moon squares Mercury at 1:45 PM Pacific Time. So what we really feel gained’t essentially match up that properly with what we are saying, nevertheless it’s a really Mercurial day.
Greetings from Listener Emily
Emily: Effectively, hi there, invisible pal! April, I’m an enormous fan of your podcast. My title is Emily, and I’ve taken lessons from you and I’m not even certain how I first discovered you, however I’m fairly certain it’d’ve been Instagram. Anyhow, I simply wished to say thanks a lot for what you might be doing. It’s simply an absolute blessing and present to the world that you just’re sharing your information in the best way that you just do, and serving to so many people study astrology and discover ourselves all through the method. I hope you’ve gotten a powerful Podathon, and I’ll stay up for listening to extra sooner or later!
Wednesday is Mercury’s Day
On this week’s episodes, I’m additionally speaking a bit bit about which of the seven seen planets guidelines every day of the week, and what are the kinds of issues which are favored on every planet’s day? Effectively, Wednesday is Mercury’s Day. Mercury is outstanding in at this time’s transits, and it’s additionally the ruling planet of Wednesday, the day of the week.
The title Wednesday is to derive from Wodensday, a nod to the Norse God Odin, which was known as Woden in outdated English. Woden was a God of knowledge and poetry, but in addition of battle and loss of life. The 2 ultimately got here collectively to check with the identical day of the week as a result of each Woden and Mercury have been related to communication, information and journey.
In the course of the twentieth century, perhaps sooner than that, there have been traditions of which each day family chores have been suited to which day of the week. Wednesday being Mercury’s Day guidelines, detailed work requiring handbook dexterity, so it was a day of mending clothes. Apart from changing the occasional button, there are lots of of us at this time who by no means do any actual stitching; however communicative, quick-witted Mercury has different helpful instruments to share.
In case you have college students in your house, they may discover that learning and check taking go particularly easily on Mercury’s Day. Within the workplace, use Wednesday to sort out analysis, write studies, file paperwork, interview new staff, and schedule conferences at dwelling. Right now is the day to compensate for correspondence, like letter writing, e-mail and cellphone calls. To put in writing brief articles or essays to steadiness your checkbook and to run errands in your neighborhood.
And don’t overlook to fill your gasoline tank at this time – as a result of Mercury guidelines vehicles!
A Nearer Take a look at the Lunar Section Household Cycles
This week I’m taking the chance to speak just a bit bit extra about a number of of the ideas that come up on almost each episode of the podcast. Right now, I wish to converse a bit bit in regards to the Lunar Section Household cycles.
Now, I’ve labored with the Moon ever since I’ve been an astrologer, and for the previous couple of a long time, I’ve put collectively a workbook at every New Moon that I ship out to my subscribers to assist them watch the Moon all through the month and all through its cycle. However my innate orientation towards astrology actually is towards a much bigger image and long-range use of astrology cycles.
You’ll be able to take a look at the New Moon signal and home of your chart that it’s falling in, and the facets that it makes to planets in your chart to determine what your greatest work is in a given month. And that’s an important system for dealing with day-to-day affairs. Nevertheless it’s at all times form of bothered me that I didn’t have a manner to make use of the Moon in additional long-range planning.
However that is the place the Lunar Section Household Cycle is available in. And right here I would like to present a shout out, as I typically do, to my good pal Celeste Brooks of Astrology by Celeste, who was the one who first tipped me off to this essential lunar cycle. It was a cycle that was recognized and launched by Astrologer Dietrich Pessin, who’s based mostly within the Boston space of the USA. She has a incredible e-book that I can’t advocate extremely sufficient. It’s known as Lunar Shadows III: The Predictive Energy of Moon Phases and Eclipses.
Let’s check out the Lunar Section Household Cycle and the way it works. It’s actually fairly easy. That is generally known as the lunar gestation cycle as a result of it correlates with the human gestation cycle of 9 months. And what this cycle does is monitor every New Moon’s diploma by way of a 36-month cycle with main lunations occurring close to the identical diploma and signal of the New Moon, each 9 months.
So for instance, let’s take a look at this month’s New Moon in Virgo, which is on September 14th at 21º58’ Virgo. 9 months later, there’s a Virgo First Quarter Moon on June thirteenth, 2024 at 23º39’ Virgo. Then 9 months after that, there’s a Full Moon on March thirteenth, 2025 at 23º56’ Virgo. And eventually, one other 9 months afterward December eleventh, 2025, a Final Quarter Moon at 20º 4’ Virgo. After which that Final Quarter Moon completes about 9 months later.
So presto, we now have this related manner of taking the symbolism of every New Moon and carrying it ahead for a substantial time frame.
Now the Moon symbolizes many issues amongst them, the best way we make our manner instinctively by way of the world. It’s a really changeable image, and each lunar cycle is a narrative of change or no less than of alteration. At every New Moon, a narrative is starting, and it’s a story that reveals potential for this type of change.
And as a lot as we’d wish to make needs and intentions and plans about the best way a narrative will prove, I’m undecided it at all times works out that manner. Ask any novelist and they’ll say that they’ve had the expertise of writing a narrative, and sooner or later they notice that within the fictional world they’ve created, the story has to go in a unique path than the one they initially conceived. And I like to consider all of the lunar part cycles as being that form of story, a dwelling narrative that unfolds in a manner that is smart, however that we will’t essentially utterly visualize at its outset on the New Moon.
Now, are you going to trace every one in every of these tales over three years? We’re actually solely going to be monitoring the New Moons that make important facets to your start chart. So let’s say for this New Moon, 21º58’, Virgo falls very near a conjunction in your chart with the Solar or the Moon or the Ascendant. Or perhaps the New Moon is an eclipse, or you might be simply initiating one thing essential round a specific New Moon. After which I feel this cycle can actually assist you to monitor how the important moments within the story will unfold, and one thing in regards to the timing of that.
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