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Advanced Astrology (cont.)

The Lunation Cycle
   Part One
   Part Two

Part of Fortune
   Part One
   Part Two

Part of Fortune in the Signs

Part of Fortune and Planets

Part of Fortune Surprises

Retrograde Planets
   Part One
   Part Two
   Part Three
   - Transiting Retrograde Planets A

   Part Four
   - Transiting Retrograde Planets B

   Part Five
   - Surprises About Retrograde
     Planets

   Part Six
   - More Surprises About Retrograde
     Planets


Libra Ingress 1997

The Void of Course Moon
   Part One
   Part Two
   Part Three

Advanced Techniques
   Part One
   Part Two
   Part Three

Planetary Hours
   Part One
   Part Two
   Part Three
   Part Four

Capricorn Ingress, 1997

New Year's Resolutions

Lunations 1998

Using New and Full Moons

Eclipses

Reading the Chart
   Part One: Chart-As-A-Whole
   Part Two: Chart-As-A-Whole
   Part Three: Examples
   Part Four: Examples (cont.)

Total Solar Eclipse

Astrologers' Dilemma
   - Clinton's Birth Data


Lunar Eclipse

Aries Ingress 1988

Decanates
   Part One
   Part Two
   Part Three
   Part Four
   Part Five

THE LUNATION CYCLE:
PART TWO


For July 14

Since time immemorial, man has been watching the changing Moon in the night skies. He has seen it run the gamut from invisible through various crescents, to a full circle, through the reversal back again to invisibility. He has watched the cycle repeat and has used this Lunar Cycle to measure time.

Astrologers, knowing the astronomy of the phenomenon, have described portions of the cycle in such terms as "Sun conjunct Moon, Sun square Moon, and Sun opposite Moon." The master astrologer, Dane Rudhyar, has codified the Lunar Cycle and has provided astrological meaning to the changing relationship between the Sun and the Moon. He called it The Lunation Cycle.

Dane Rudhyar taught us that there are differing personality characteristics and attributes associated with people born during the different segments of the Lunar Cycle. He did this by splitting each quarter of the cycle in half, resulting in eight segments of 45 degrees each, and by describing the personality characteristics of each segment, as follows:

NEW MOON TYPE: This is the first of the eight segments, and describes a person born at or shortly after the New Moon, with the natal Moon ranging from zero degrees to 45 degrees past the Sun. In astrological terms, the Sun-Moon relationship ranges from a conjunction to a semi-square. This individual is impulsive, impetuous, emotional, subjective, and self-centered. He has little objectivity and might remind you of a baby. He will not be ignored, and lets you know that he is there.

CRESCENT TYPE: This is the second eighth, stretching from 45 to 90 degrees past the Sun. Forty-five degrees is a semi-square and ninety degrees is a square. This position in the soli-lunar cycle gives the person self-assertiveness. He seems to follow an inner mission to achieve. He has faith in himself and is less self-centered, but is still not objective.

THE THIRD EIGHTH: Rudhyar called this the First Quarter type; Charles Jayne called this the Second Quarter type; I call this the Third Eighth to avoid confusion. The Moon is now from 90 degrees to 135 degrees past the Sun. Ninety degrees is a square and one hundred thirty-five degrees is a sesquiquadrate. This individual proves himself in a time of crisis, in a time calling for forceful activity. He has managerial ability and a drive to build the framework for structures yet to come. He has a strong will and is starting to be more objective.

THE FOURTH EIGHTH: The Moon is now 135 degrees to 180 degrees from the Sun. The fourth eighth starts as a Gibbous moon when it is three-quarters visible and continues until the Moon reaches the point where it is exactly 180 degrees from the Sun. At that point it is a Full Moon and is entirely visible. This individual wants to make a contribution to society. This is a person who is always asking, "Why?" This is a person intent on growing and understanding. This person has a goal to which he dedicates himself.

THE FIFTH EIGHTH: We have reached the Full Moon, and now the Moon starts to Wane. In the fifth eighth, the Moon is from 180 degrees to 225 degrees past the Sun. At the end of this eighth, the Moon will be sesquiquadrate the Sun, approaching the Sun. At the Full Moon, the light from the Moon is at a maximum, so, symbolically, there is clear seeing and understanding. The person born during the fifth eighth segment is therefor objective and usually psychic. This person's attention is given to relationships.

THE SIXTH EIGHTH: Here the Moon is from 225 degrees to 270 degrees past the Sun. In astrological terms, the Sun-Moon relationship ranges from a sesquiquadrate to a square. In the sky, the beginning of this segment looks like a Gibbous Moon, but it is reversed. The sixth eighth is called a Disseminating Moon, and the person whose Moon falls here is a Disseminating Type. This is a person whose whole life is devoted to showing what he knows or what he has just learned. He does not try to project himself, but rather his ideas, his beliefs, his experiences. Because he is a disseminator of ideas, he can become a powerful teacher, writer, or a crusader for his cause.

THE SEVENTH EIGHTH: The Moon here ranges from 270 degrees to 315 degrees past the Sun. In astrological terms, the Sun-Moon relationship goes from the last quarter square to a semi-square as the Moon approaches the Sun. The Moon wanes from 90 degrees to 45 degrees from the Sun. What appears to be most important to this Lunar type are his beliefs, ideas, principles, and consciousness. These people sometimes feel that they must uphold their principle at any cost. This, of course, makes them appear inflexible. But they see themselves as pioneers or reformers.

THE EIGHTH EIGHTH: The Moon in this eighth moves from 315 degrees to 360 degrees past the Sun up to the next New Moon. This Balsamic Moon covers the last 45 degrees of the cycle. It appears in the sky like an inverted Crescent and can be seen just before Sunrise. The person whose Moon falls in this eighth feels that there is something greater than himself which needs attention. He feels that he has a special destiny to fulfill, even when he does not know what that destiny is. He senses that he is bringing many things and relationships to an end. Those whose natal Moon lies near a New Moon have little objectivity. This is the final phase of the Lunation Cycle.

Practicing astrologers know that no one technique completely describes the personality. Humans are complex, and their environment is complex. The Lunation Cycle is a powerful tool and it provides information over and beyond that provided by a conventional analysis of a horoscope. The reader is encouraged to re-examine his own natal chart in light of the Lunation Cycle.
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