This is a fresh, lively, New Rat Moon with all the exotic tastes and trimmings of it’s esthetic rule. But this new moon is also being co-hosted by the illustrious Pig in the land of Saturn’s realm. The rat sign is pig’s peach blossom animal for increased social and love luck, to boot.
This Saturn transit casts a silvery, shadow (like a winning streak or a stroke of genius) upon things with it’s mercurial hue. It’s a powerful theme, it’s the stuff of legends and hierarchy, building.
Empires will fade and crumble or be revived and assembled. Rest assured a new captain at the wheel will set things in motion from a different angle with a new point of view. It’s a brave new world.
The pig is a Gourmand in chopping, dicing and carving up everyday portions to give each and everyone, a delicious, slice-of life. They like to break-bread, break the-ties-that-bind and to bring others to the table. They add the spice to life with a liberal, slight-of-hand. Kicking tires, sniffing wine or recalibrating secret codes… pigs charm and alarm on a grand scope and epic scale.
Editing meticulous, tedious details to craft and refine a cohesive storyline in life’s daily narrative. These are the cutters, shakers and movie makers of the world. Pigs push around mountains in order to speak directly to power in an entertaining and fascinating manner. They can assume the role of boss with or without invitation.
The Boar sign is arcane with high magic and rare medicines. This space rules the land of the scorpion and centipede, the eagle and the fox. It features many tools of metal trades (gem cutters and surgeons galore) to include the pen, the sword and the olfactory perfumist.
Pig’s can smell a rat (a mile away), track a scent better than dogs and discover buried treasure by following their gut. Then run amok better than a duck. And in a down-pour, these folks are fun! They carry parachutes and umbrellas. Muck-racking is in their vocabulary. Let that be a lead, or a lesson to you, whichever applies.
The pig persona will not be censored and breathes life into “grave” matters of death and the dearly departed so that ultimate justice to prevail. Spirits will all rise and the dead can speak their mind.
Using unorthodox, novel and inventive means to achieve what meets their needs, they often receive astonishing results for a concentrated effort. Set against all odds these people will succeed. Bet your bottom dollar on it and it will be commemorated.
The Pig’s friends are the woodland bunny, stream fishes and the fawn in the meadow. The pig likes it’s pastures, grasslands, prairies and parks kept squeaky clean. They talk to the mice out in the field for regular reports. Expect due diligence on environmental concerns. The custodial pig likes things kept scrupulously pristine! Slobs and hogs …need not apply.
Tiger signs will benefit immensely. It’s practically a-given that they will receive all the time, money and resources they ask for. Sort out sources previously, unexplored or unknown. So long as you can clearly and concisely address a need for it, you will get it. They are the tried and true, trusted confidantes of the Boar team. As best buddies they can pursue accomplishments to unearth skullduggery and blow-the-whistle on out-of-bounders.
There is treasure to be found, in another-mans trash. Watch what you toss out to the slop. However you can only succeed by fearlessly, slimming and trimming down on waste and excess. There is a dichotomy in the pigs ways and means.
It’s pig world…
On October 12, 2012 the planet Saturn (grandfather time) moved over to the sign of the Boar. This transit pattern (Saturn in the Boar) will last 2.5 year until December 23, 2014.
Usually there is a rush to “judge” and predetermine what Saturn’s transit will be like. Given this years outlying atmospheric pressures, from all the other planetary, cyclic, celestial aspects the information seemed shrouded-in-doubt and veiled in mystique.
It was a temporary stalemate.
I took a wait-to-see approach to know how the eclipse affected Saturn’s rings, with Mercury present on the scene as the Sun and Moon passed through elliptic phases. This gave us a special filter (rainbow effects) and lens to see through. What once seemed dead, lost, done or gone may return, to rise up …in a twisting, twinning tale.
Saturn’s positional (wheel) shift (into pig sign) occurred during our short and intense ecliptic cycles of 2012. It conjoined with interlopers; a total solar eclipse and a mercury transit. This obscured vision and the view was temporarily, like a dark, bottomless pit. But all new comes from that “void” when you know how to draw from the well.
Never underestimate a pig, the pig has friends in high places and is as infinitely resourceful, as the salt-of-the-earth. The pig’s tenaciousness and sinuous, sweet exterior is much beloved. Pig’s are often revered by influential Dragons and Horses in the high or low courts to curry favor.
Now though we have this grand, New Moon cycle in the Rat to shine some new light we can see what’s, what and who’s, who. Though it begins in-the-dark our nearby Winter Solstice will soon shed light (like the crack of dawn) on 12/21-12 to illuminate these concepts very distinctively.
This new moon will quickly open up a frame of reference for us to gain in opportunities otherwise unseen. This is a fitting manner to properly “reveal” (think dance of 7 veils) this part of our human collective story. Inch-by-inch and bit-by-bit is the preferred methodology of the pig.
In this ultra-conservative pig arena is the style of “taking” liberty by any means necessary to protect and preserve. It brings depth and contrast to the “how” of the why and wherefore with a liberal bent.
Saturn rings in the Pig sign (aka Boar, Scorpio, eagle) are making this world of ours pig-centric for the most part. Certain ideas and themes will come back in vogue (nostalgia preferred over vintage) and unexpectedly, things can fly-off, on-a-tangent in typical pig~style.
This alignment forms an abstract component at the pinnacle of the zodiac wheel as it turns and revolves into a new cycle. Reversals of fortune and anything requiring a plot twist, or cork screw can be found here. Things to toy with (hobbies) will add impact to life’s adventure. Getting in and out of trouble is part of piggy’s m.o.
Hence the many stories of pig tales (tails) in Chinese and Asian folklore. Given a pigs banking associations this timeline portends the advent of a run or decline on ones fortunes. Extreme is the theme!
Saturn’s rule over the pig zone (10/5-12 to 12/23-14) is going to be an epoch marked by the brash, the bold, the obscene, the obscure, the esoteric, the flare for dramatic, the exaggerated, the understated, the reserved and the courageous in places and climes that are outlandish, remote, hospitable and enduring. The pig is a luxury liner of an unyielding, penetrating force that cannot be tamed or heeled.
This kind of persistence rewards the brave and the few with a purse of lasting, success and untold luxuries. By rule and practice Saturn (grandfather time, aka wizard of oz or man behind the curtain) is cold and indifferent (in it’s need) to grind the wheel of time forward. If sentiment got in the way we would all be lost. So impartiality is key.
But here Saturn’s rings get warm and fuzzy and the “grandfather” (aka Santa Claus, St. Patrick, St Valentine, St Christopher, -etc, All Saints) see a revival. They are icons of generous giving. This is a time of “gives-ways” and the handing over of legacies.
Saturn in the pig sign (can unexpectedly) award, decree, and bequeath things like inheritances, legacies, and gifts, for love, loyalty and the next generation. Often to reward confidantes, pass along to their genetic history or for reasons of obscurity.
Surrealism meets naturalism for a “change” in the command of Arts, sciences and letters during this cycle.
Just for fun and for comparison… to Saturn’s Pig transit, here is a look at what you can expect during Saturn’s transit in the other signs from the past, to the not-yet present:
Rats find and distribute, Oxen ride around and regulate, Tigers speculate and propagate, the Hare defies gravity and expands reality, the dragon sends everything spinning and reeling to keep the wheel turning.
Snake hides and seeks to illuminate the setting, the horse runs away with the spoon to jump over the moon, Goats try to nap it off in the shade after they mow down the competition, while the monkey fiddles with the dials and frames the bigger picture.
Birds count every bean to add and subtract in columns, real or imagined and dogs dig-up, or bury bones of the skeletons we all keep in our closets. But pigs test the scales that weigh and measure and lead us to our greatest pleasure. They set the standardized, authorized version of certifications and inspections in stone.
Here on the pigs path we find where-the-rubber-meets-the-road. Mighty is the reign of Saturn in the pig! This rat new moon is super potent and has amazing potential. Plant your seeds of future success now, even if it’s cold and dark outside your good fortune will be growing on the inside.
Posting your Lucky Stars & Signs on this new moon cycle, in the Rat sign, on 12/13 until the full moon in the Goat sign on 12/28-12.
Rat (rules mind) – aka: Sagittarius, mouse, mongoose / planetary influence: Venus (love & luxe) 12/15 to 1/8, 2013, Mercury (messages) (direct to 2/23-2013), 12/10 to 12/31, Sun (image) 11/22 to 12/23 & Moon / flying stars: (1) (4) (2) (1)
Twinkle, twinkle lucky stars you have miracle luck and small income that adds up and up and up! Make contact with your hearts desire and set your goals on fire. Let love flow and tinkle your toes.
Ox (governs status) – aka: Capricorn, bull, cow / planetary influence: Pluto (fate), Mars (energy) 11/16 to 12-25, Sun (image) 12/21 to 1/19-2013 / flying stars: (8) (2) (9) (8)
Your winners luck is on a golden streak, roll the dice and shuffle the deck then cut the cards to win big. Chances keep coming so make use of them while the energy flows into your projects, dreams and ideals to awaken the soul and enliven the spirit. Get-up and go!
Tiger (projects vision) – aka: Aquarius / planetary influence: Mars (energy) 12/25 to 2/1-2013 / flying stars: (8) (2) (9) (8)
The parental strand issues success luck that is ever lasting for seven generations. Themes go long and stay strong for Patriarch luck. There is ample acheivement luck to support and promote the legacy you’ve always dreamed of and wanted. Take the mantel of power when offered, don’t scoff at it.
Hare (saves grace)- aka: Pisces, rabbit, cat, fish / planetary influence: Neptune (harmony) direct 11/10 to 7/7-2013 / flying stars: (3) (6) (4) (3)
Academic luck and family luck promote wellness and wholeness in the coming holidays of joy and glad tidings. Make that your moniker and life will be delightfully sweet. You have Matriarch luck to share and spare as a seasonal treat!
Dragon (instills vitality) – aka: Aries / planetary influence: Holy Navel & Uranus (chaos) goes direct 12/13 to 7/17-2013 / flying stars: (4) (7) (5) (4)
Super, sizzling love and social luck keep you moving to the beat of the drum. In the coming days everything you wish for will be coming your way. It’s like you have the magic lamp and carpet ride bundled in one. The Winter Solstice brings the universe and our galaxy together in the center in what I call the Holy Navel. It comes on your watch! Winter Solstice is fitting in the Dragon for heaven and earth to align.
Snake (distills wisdom) – aka: Taurus, serpent, bull / planetary influence / flying stars: (4) (7) (5) (4)
Be on standby with love luck, social luck and academic success conspiring to assist you and stuff your stocking full, to the ever-loving brim. The wind in the wood whispers your name and suddenly situations, peoples and things bend and bow in your direction. Greater good is dispatched and on the way!!
Horse (delivers power) – aka: Gemini, twins / planetary influence: Jupiter (increase) / flying stars: (9) (3) (1) (9)
Fame luck and fortune are flying high for the horse. A parade of greater good is marching your way and the days will be sunny and bright. You carry your own sunshine and light in a sort of halo effect. Accolades you richly deserve are being served, share them with those you love the most and make a toast.
Goat (desires peace) – aka: Cancer, crab, sheep, deer / planetary influence: Full Moon 12/28-12 / flying stars: (2) (5) (3) (2)
Your Matriarch luck grows strong and you are currently left to your own devices. There is a need to seed the beds and sort out the old from the new to move the luck in the correct direction, to prepare a new season ahead. There is no pushing this luck along, only pulling your own weight will do the trick.
Monkey (drives ambition) – aka: Leo, lion / planetary influence / flying stars: (2) (5) (3) (2)
The creative luck of hibernation and introspection is best done now in the luck you now hold. You need time to develop new techniques and manage expectations before taking your show on the road. Your family luck is strong to mend fences and make bonds with Mom.
Bird (esteems virtue) – aka: Virgo, phoenix, rooster / planetary influence / flying stars: (7) (1) (8) (7)
Your best luck has flown the coup right now so avoid high risks and par everything back, scale down to bring accounts up. This is where gains will be made. But you do have a stroke of excellent winner luck. Save it for when you really need it. It’s potent stuff and may be a tad dangerous to work with. But hey tail feathers grow back, right?
Dog (serves duty) – aka: Libra, lion, scales / planetary influence / flying stars: (6) (9) (7) (6)
Believe it or not prizes and gifts are forthcoming with such great heaven luck crowning your glories. You have a bead on the big picture and the things you desire suddenly seem to know you and want you. This lucky break has got a solid gold vein running through it, so mine you time well and go for it!
Pig (confers nobility) – aka: Scorpio, boar, eagle / planetary influence: Saturn (time) 10/5-12 to 12/23-14, Venus (love & luxe) 11/26 to 12/15 / flying stars: (6) (9) (7) (6)
Sugar plum, wishes and loves first blush, shower you with super lucky stars to volt into a new universe! Heaven luck sprinkles your life with a shimmer and luster and symbols of power add zest to your luck of the gods. The waters part and the way to herald a triumph is shown to you! Say Hooray!
Holy Navel: at the end of this year on the winter solstice, 12/21/12 our galaxy, the milky way, will align with the center of the universe. Good luck til next post on the full Goat Moon 12/28-12.