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The chart above might look pretty ordinary to you. In reality though it is a chart that – most probably - you have never seen before! It refers to a momentous event that took place in 1969 on the Moon: the first step of a human being on another celestial body (the famous Neil Armstrong’s “one small step…” line)! This chart is a “snapshot” of the lunar sky the very moment Neil was stepping for the first time on the lunar soil! It is calculated not using terrestrial but lunar co-ordinates (the ones of the “Statio Tranquillitatis”)!
As you can see, there is no Moon in this chart (the Moon is symbolically located at the center of the chart – the “energies” of the chart are focused on it)! There is an “Earth” instead (you can see it on the top right, in the Eighth House. Its symbol is a cross incribed in a cycle)! But how do we interpret the Earth astrologically? Since we stand on it we never had to inerpret it till now, in our Geocentric horoscopes! But we are dealing here with a Mooncentric horoscope! It is the first time ever we find ourselves in such a “dire” situation and our old tools cannot serve us anymore!
It takes a giant leap to move from the Geocentric astrology to the Mooncentric one (and a far smaller leap to move then to a Mars-centric, Plutocentric etc. astrology. Your eventual grand-grandchildren will be accustomed to this kind of “exo-Earth” charts! Still, we will need again a giant leap when we will move to the “Exo-astrology” – the astrology for the planets of the strange Solar Systems we are currently discovering). For the time being, the most imperative thing is to determine the astrological properties of the Earth! Is the Earth a sort of “Moon” to the Mooncentric astrology, a planet associated to the “cradle”, to the Mooners’ “roots”, to their past, to their “inner world”? We have to find it out ASAP…
You see events have already surpassed us! Twelve human beings have already visited the Moon fourty years ago, they walked and lived on it – for as long as four days! In just a couple of decades babies will be born on the Moon! And we Earthlings haven’t developed yet a Mooncentric astrology!
To turn back to the chart, the Ascendant of the “Armstrong’s first step on the Moon” event is (according to my calculations) Leo! The “Mooners’ ” Ascendants will constitute another oddity to us Earthlings. You see the Moon doesn’t rotate as fast as the Earth. It takes almost 28 days for it to perform a full rotation. This fact has some strange to us implications. I.e. a “day” on the Moon lasts almost fourteen of our days (for 14 whole days the Sun is located constantly either below or above the horizon)! And what is astrologically more important, all the children born within a frame of two days and a half bear the very same Ascendant, ALL of them (that’s an interesting “synchronicity” with the fact that on Earth it takes two days and half for the Moon to change zodiacal sign)!
For the rest, I think we should interpret a Mooncentric horoscope the same way we interpret a Geocentric one. It impresses us i.e. the fact that a tight Jupiter – Uranus conjunction is formed at the very moment of this “first human step onto another celestial body”! How appropriate this “partile” conjunction is! And it gets more significant if we notice that the aforementioned conjunction coincides with the one of the “fingers” of the impressive “Yod” aspect formed by Sedna – Jupiter, Uranus – Mars (Sedna forms a 150 degrees aspect both to Jupiter-Uranus and to Mars)!
Another important aspect in this chart seems to be the tight conjunction of the planet Earth to the planetoid Sedna . Actually, we ignore both the astrological properties of Earth and Sedna, thus we cannot say much about it… (the astrologers of the 2080′s will be loughing at this)…All we can say is “this is a VERY significant conjunction”!
Copyright: Thomas D. Gazis
P.S. Since there is no Mooncentric astrology program – as far as I know – I calculated the positions of the Mooncentric planets on my own. They do not differ much from their Geocentric positions (the Sun and Mars might differ as much as a few tens of first minutes, while Mercury and Venus might differ as much as a whole degree).