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Spring Equinox 2015 - Moonwobble at the White House

Posted by Richard Burns at Jan 12, 2015 11:50 PM |

Moonwobble Weather Patterns

Spring Equinox 2015 - Moonwobble at the White House

MoonWobble Chart 2015 March 31

MoonWobble Weather Patterns

Peak is 31 March 2015


Our Great Old War Gods are winding down this seven year clash.  So we gather once again in clanship to celebrate our MoonWobble currently completing the Aries/Libra Nodal Axis. MoonWobbles are potent archetypal gifts to identify experiential and existential tension. As Translators and Ontologists, our purpose is to transcend the three-dimensional mind, the shadowy side of problems. System, Method, Order are the Ontological watch words in approaching sense testimony. Use this jolt of joy wisely for accelerated evolution, participation in Cosmic Intention, and transcendence of the endless lunar cycle.

Thane Walker originally coined the term "Moon Wobble" (Tobey, 1935) to help his old friend and colleague Carl Payne Tobey.  Tobey was a well known astrologer, who saw astrology as a branch of mathematics.  Tobey's was also an actuarial statistician, where he combined astrology and mathematics to identify regularly occurring periods of time with greater risk of accidents.  Tobey's research revealed that when the Sun is Conjunct the North or South Lunar Nodes, or Square the Lunar Node Axis there is a higher probability of accidents.  Each MoonWobble undulate as articulated by Tobey runs about 21 days in duration (using a 0 degree Aspect Orb as Standard Deviation for Conjunctions and 3 degree Aspect Orb for Squares), four times per year.  

Recently I have learned that some are using a more literal, astronomically version of Moon Wobble, which is the Moon's libration.  Lunar libration reveals 59% of the moon's surface, while you see only 50% of the lunar disk.  Thus lunar libration enables acute observers to peek at a tiny portion of the moon's back side.  Libration in longitude is the Moon's east-west wobble.   Libration in latitude is the Moon's north-south nodding.  Maximum librations are seen about one week after perigee and one week after apogee.  Tobey's actuarial risk tabulations are further explained by astrologer Richard Nolle who found what he calls a SuperMoon,  SuperMoon occurs when the Full Moon or New Moon is closest to the Earth, that there is greater risk of accident during this period.

Thane taught an ontological meditation wherein the Sun symbolizes the essential self ("figuratively speaking") and the Moon reflects an endlessly changing principle. An endlessly cycling wheel of fortune of temporal, mortal flesh, birth, fruition and decay. The Moon goes out into the lifeworld and soaks up its little taste of experience, then offers this chunk of sense testimony to the Sun for processing. The nodal axis crystallizes the relationship between Sun and Moon to reflect that sphere of life in which the coniunctio - the inner blending of the two principles - is most likely to manifest (Greene, 1992). An androgynous coitus between a changing, receptive principle and a constant, radiant principle. Remember, if you are not Translating, then you are food for the Moon (Gurdjieff, 1976).

Whenever you have time, you have duality, birth and death. The Moon represents that power of consciousness and life in the field of time and space, where it puts on bodies and puts them off. This Lunar principle is that of life engaged in the field of time and space. The Sun, on the other hand, is never shadows except in eclipse, and so does not carry its death within it; thus it represents consciousness disengaged from the field of time and space.

The great mythic realization that the Lunar and Solar principles, seemingly dual aspects of consciousness, are in fact, one consciousness. Your consciousness. Here in the field of life, is at the same time, consciousness disengaged from this field. The paradox of relating oneself to these two aspects of one's own true being and entity is the great mystical balancing act. Our being incorporates both aspects - the solar and the lunar - allowing us to navigate this razor's edge (Campbell, 2013, pp. 47-52).

The MoonWobble represents a cyclic process with stages of buildup, release and integration.  The MoonWobble undulate starts building up energy some 14 days (Tuesday, March 17, 2014) before the peak as personal irritability is evident, entering a critical period some 7 days (Tuesday, March 24, 2014) before the peak to a maximum build-up (Tuesday, March 31, 2015). Allow the release of energy letting up a few days after the peak (Friday, April 3, 2015). The affect is gradually integrated over 7 days after the peak (Tuesday, April 7, 2015).

The North Node (intentionally beckoning forward) is in Aries, Aries is ruled by Mars. Sun in Aries is Conjunct the North Node and in Opposition with Moon in Libra.  The South Node (unintentional, unplanned) is in Libra conjunct Moon, both Libra and the South Node are ruled by Libra.  Uranus-Pluto is in a Waxing Square, the 7th of 7 exact Squares in the Cardinal Climax, overlayed on the MoonWobble.

While all signs are affected, those with planets or indicators in Aries and Libra will be most strongly influenced. Remember that everyone has at least Houses of Aries (Family Non-Survival Dynamic Changer - Fire - Past, Ruler - Mars) and Libra (Family Non-Survival Dynamic Guide - Air - Past, Ruler - Venus). Cardinal Air is the Wind fanning Fire energy into a global wildfire. Aries deals with war. Libra deals with compromise, agreements, deals.  Viewing the Nodes through the lens of the Totality Field, we might view the North Node as an intentional expansion of consciousness into known territory, the C-Field. The South Node is then an unintentional expansion of consciousness into unknown terrain, an A-Field.

Interpretation and Fixed Star Framework

As an archetypal phase of the life cycle of potent reconstruction, the 10th degree North Lunar Node in Libra (Conjunct Moon) is illustrated by a canoe reaching safety through dangerous waters. This symbol of a necessary validation of experiencing direct contact with life.  Key words are Relief and Competency.

The 10th degree South Lunar Node (Conjunct Sun) in Aries is illustrated by a teacher giving new symbolic form to old traditional archetypal images.  Phylogenetic race wisdom is revivified and made available for all through its recurrent and continual validation at a new cycle of experience.  The Key Phrase is Interpretation and Abstraction.

The Aries/Libra nodal axis is the axis of family responsibility, and is fixedly rooted in the past. The universal cycles of birth and death, growth and destruction, Spring and Fall. The Aries/Libra axis relates very strongly to the myth of Persephone. The core issue of self-worth from sustaining and maintaining. Aries represents the individual, while Libra represents the collective. An opportunity to balance individual liberty with collective responsibility.

South Node in Aries, ruled by Mars, connects the planet to loss and sacrifice. North Node in Libra is ruled by a dignified Venus, and is in it's natural sign. This suggests a greater emphasis on diplomacy, then war. North Node in Libra is in the eleventh house of social alliances, the concerns of Libra. South Node conjunct weird and revolutionary Uranus in Aries is in the fifth house of creativity and children.



Jupiter Trine Uranus, March 3

Cardinal Climax, 7 of 7, Uranus-Pluto Waxing Square, March 16/17

Spring Equinox, March 20

New Moon in Pisces, March 20

Total Solar Eclipse, March 20

Full Moon in Libra, April 4

Total Lunar Eclipse, April 4

Coming Attractions

Successfully completing the Uranus-Pluto Square (Do-Si-Do or Dos-a-dos) Dance (read Cardinal Climax) deserves a round of applause.  We're at the end of an era, a historical age of material focus and extraction from the Earth.  We may now swing our partners on into the coming Great Mutation in Air.  Pluto leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius.

Make it work for you

While the MoonWobble Report may be technically helpful, there is no substitute for doing your own interpretations if you are to experience the undulate. If you need to learn how to perform astrological or symbolic interpretations, please contact The Prosperos. The Prosperos teaches how to think, never what to think. For that reason, do not simply read someone's report like a newspaper horoscope. Please do your own archetypal interpretations and your own Translations. Look at how these nodal transits aspect your own chart. The lunar nodes are the guideposts of your ontological journey. Where do the current Nodes and Planets fall on your natal chart? Do the Nodes and Planets make any major (opposition or conjunction) aspects to natal planets? What do these Nodes and Planets intuitively signify to you?

Use the Nodes in the context of the MoonWobble as a spotlight to Self-Encounter any tension at that moment in time of your chart. Use the Nodes as a spotlight to freeze-frame and be self-aware of what tension you are feeling and experiencing. Translate and RHS that tension to experience the joy of flow. If you don’t know how to Translate or RHS, contact The Prosperos. The North Node expands consciousness intentionally while the South Node expands consciousness accidentally. These Nodal spotlights are not on in Moonwobble aspect all the time, use this energy wisely.

Like all other psychological influences, the best way to stay in control is knowing! People who know the least about these things are the most subject to the influences. People who know about them, can act upon the situation, not react to it! Don’t just translate! Channel the unusual flow of energy into an unpredictable good!


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Prepared by Richard Burns, H.W., M