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The exact New Moon occurs on Wednesday, March 4, at 3:47 PM (EST), (March 5, at 2:27 AM in Gujarat) in the I Ching hexagram “The Clinging, Fire”. Included below are the relevant interpretation segments of the hexagram from my ebook The I Ching: The Sequence of Change, An Astrological Perspective. (Can be ordered online at www.thewakingdream.net)
The I Ching hexagram that the New Moon is happening in is:
30: THE CLINGING, FIRE
Zodiac: 12° – 18° Pisces
Calendar: Northern Hemisphere: Mar 3 to Mar 8 approx
Southern Hemisphere: Sep 4 to Sep 10 approx
House 1: 72° – 78° rising from IC
Time of day: 04:48 to 05:12 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)
Aspect: 72° – 78° Waxing (Quintile Separating)
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent Moon Phase (45° – 90°)
(3 ½ to 7 days after the New Moon).
ABOVE AND BELOW:
Fire above, fire below.
Clarity without and clarity within.
The cornerstone of one’s insights will be apparent.
Ones dependencies are obvious.
One can be blinded by one’s own light.
Maker sure that you have considered the implications.
Before you act or speak, practice what you preach!
A large fire.
No time to relax.
This cannot endure forever.
With clarity comes consequences.
Take care that no one gets burned.
With some restraint progress will come.
Too much attention is not good.
Clarity without, clarity within.
The implications can be seen.
People naturally depend on one another.
Within and without one must cling to what is right.
One will be judged by the company one keeps.
If one’s behaviour is incorrect
Or one’s character is diminished
Complications will increase.
There will be sorrow.
Too much isolation is inappropriate.
Too much familiarity is inappropriate.
The right standard can only be seen if one holds to it.
The second daughter to herself.
She sees what is needed
But she also needs to see clearly.
Her life can get complicated by dependencies.
Just as fire depends on fuel,
She depends upon the attention of others.
If she is kind and considerate she will win hearts.
If she compromises or overextends herself,
Guilt will increase.
If she does not live up to expectations
There will be sorrow and remorse.
She has the ability to align herself with good company.
To the degree that she does,
She will win praise.
To the degree that she does not,
She will attract guilt and humiliation.
Burning dependencies will increase clarity.
One looks for adventure.
It is important to consider the implications of one’s actions.
Every relationship will, in time,
Require work and commitment.
Are you ready, willing and able?
Are you prepared to face the consequences?
Six in the fifth place: (13° – 14° Pisces)
What is right is challenged.
One does not take a stand.
Illegitimate temptations arise.
Do not act.
Hold on to what is proper and right.
Blame will be placed where it is deserved.
The fifth place: 13° – 14° Pisces: 23. Splitting Apart
One does not fit in.
One’s initiatives do not find approval.
What is meant to fall away, will fall away!
Six in the fifth place:
In a position of authority, one rests content.
The standard is weakened.
The worthy are not honoured.
At a time when fires of seeming revolution are raging on the planet, a concern arises over the consequences. The fires of self righteousness can burn ferociously if not kept personally in check. Most of the revolutions to topple the old apparent dictators are leading extended periods of military rule. The danger is that the loss of freedom could be greater in what follows. Likewise many of the rebellions and disruptions are based on a rapidly increasing cost of food. Unfortunately these very acts of defiance will probably lead to periods of starvation and poverty. The rich will spend more of their money to buy food, but what will those who have little or no money do?
How can one feel comfortable or at peace when people are starving ….. when even one person is starving?
Can anyone see the light? Will we simply close our eyes to the poverty in the world that is not being shown in the media, but is understood to be prevalent?
Increasing pollution diminishes the quality of food and lives. Controlling pollution increases prices. Increasing gas and chemical costs add fuel to the fire. It is easy to cast blame and justify a volatile response. However, what is needed here is a little consideration and kindness.
Never mind casting blame. Can compassion be found anywhere? It seems to be losing presence even in religions. There are fires that burn without, and there are fires within. Which one are you concerned with? It is one thing to benefit from the light and warmth of a fire. It is quite another to get burned. Very little good will ever come from anger and rage.
We are in an era when we see so much, but hide our own personal light. Which visions are true visions? Is the world madly rushing along based on the here say and gossip of facebook and twitter? Is there no perspective or insight?
One thing seems certain. To heal the planet or even just to survive, we will probably be leading more strongly regulated lives. When the freedom without lessens, will the freedom within grow to balance it? How many people are working to increase their inner light and radiance? Really the question becomes, Am I working to increase my inner light and radiance, or am I simply reacting to what images confront these eyes? Is there any depth perception possible here?
These are the challenges.
Amongst the billions of people in the world, how significant is one story? With this new moon in Pisces, a great sensitivity to the sorrows and complications in the world arises.
As we grow spiritually we increase our sensitivity sphere. As we increase our sensitivity sphere, we increase the amount of pain we feel. When we decide that we do not want any more pain we close off our sensitivities. We diminish our pain and we lose awareness. This is understandable but not always acceptable.
Who is more responsible, the insensitive person or the one with greater sensitivities? The person with the greater sensitivities has the greater responsibility because they are more aware than the insensitive person. The gift that the sensitive person has for the insensitive one is the gift of consideration and guidance. ….. not a self righteous guidance but a compassionate one.
On this new moon in Pisces a great sensitivity prevails for those who wish to tune into it. This is a time when personal disciplines, that help us hold to the inner light, will prove most valuable. Countries and political movements fight wars, but ordinary people starve and die. Chanting on this new moon will open ones heart to the light within. If it can guide us through the darkness, will the world be a better place? One candle alone can light up a room, but several candles together increase the light. A candle only sees darkness, but it keeps burning to show the light.
Chanting is one of the most valid tools for maintaining inner light against the storms of outer vision. Prayer and meditation too are most valuable in this regard.
Embrace sensitivity. Protect kindness. Cherish compassion.
Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om,
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