By Daniel Giamario
July 18, 2022
The morning sky has been astonishing these past few months. Although Mercury is now passing behind the Sun and will soon return to the evening sky, the monthly passage of the Moon is still illuminating the remaining four morning sky planets. On Monday, July 18th at 7:35PM PDT, the Moon spotlights Jupiter.
This Moon/Jupiter conjunction at 8Aries32 is doubly meaningful to me. For one thing, I have been writing about the rare situation of Chiron, Jupiter, and Mars in Aries. Yes, Mars has ingressed into Taurus now, but is still in its Mars-Aries synodic overstory. Jupiter will turn retrograde on July 28th at 8Aries43, not returning to this Aries degree until February 14th, 2023. I perceive these Lunar conjunctions as major amplifications. This 8th degree of Aries symbolizes for me the maximum amplification of Jupiter in 2022.
The other thing is that our school has rebranded as the Turning of the Ages Mystery School (TOTAMS) over this past week. The chart chosen for this third wave of the original vision was on July 12, 2022 at 5:30AM in Bisbee, AZ. This was purposely chosen to have the Jupiter/MC conjunction. You can see the chart as part of this post. The Jupiter amplification of an Aries MC hopefully will strengthen the higher octave of the mission and purpose of our school. If you have not seen our new website, check it out here: www.turningoftheages.com.
I often love seeing the Sabian Symbol for significant degrees, and I rather enjoy Dane Rudhyar’s take on this degree. Rudhyar teaches to round up to find the accurate degree to use.
(ARIES 9°): A CRYSTAL GAZER.
KEYNOTE: The development of an inner realization of organic wholeness.
The crystal sphere symbolizes wholeness. Within the sphere images take form. These images may reveal future events, but more significantly they picture “the situation as a whole” – the situation which the clairvoyant is meant to interpret. The nascent mental faculties operating through still dominant emotions (or collective cultural incentives) act as a centralizing and whole-making power. What the intelligence perceives in its concentration is the function of every inner impulse and outer events in the open field of a “personality” still unclouded by egoism.
At this fourth stage of the five-fold sequence the new technique required for the development of individualized consciousness is revealed: CONCENTRATED ATTENTION.