Astrological Musings

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NASA prepares to shoot the Moon

by Lynn Hayes

On Friday, NASA’s LCROSS mission will crash a rocket into a crater on the lunar surface at 7:30 am Eastern time.  The mission is designed to search for surface water in the polar regions of the Moon that normally cannot be easily seen.  
The “bombing” of the Moon has elicited a huge reaction from those of us who are sensitive to the impact of technology on the natural world.  There are “stop the bombing of the Moon” campaigns on Facebook and blogs, and many are weeping at the destruction of the Moon.  Meanwhile, scientists say that the impact of the rocket will be equivalent to two tons of TNT and hit the Moon at 5,600 miles per hour that will “create one more dimple on the moonscape.”
It’s no surprise that people are having an emotional reaction – the Moon in astrology represents the world of emotions and the feeling nature.  The Moon is our security – our instinctive reactions.  When we gaze up at a full Moon with wonder, we are connecting to it in an almost primal way, taking in the inspiration and magic just as humans have for millions of years.  So the idea that fellow humans are deliberately crashing rockets into the Moon gives us a feeling that we need to protect the Moon.
In looking at astrological correlations to this event, the question of where to draw the chart is an interesting one.  Do we draw it from the place the mission originated?  If we draw the chart for the moment of impact on the Moon, can we use a geocentric chart (from our perspective on earth)?  We can, if we want to see what the planetary energies are like and how they will affect US at the time of the event. 
The astrological chart for the impact at 7:30 am on Friday October 9 shows the Sun in Libra.  The Moon itself is in Gemini, where it likes to exchange information, but it is in a waxing square to Uranus and Venus so there are likely to be some surprises (Uranus) that come from the mission, and some conflict (Moon square to Venus) and emotional disruption.  
Mars (arguably representing the rocket) conjoins the lunar South Node.  This is not the first time that the Moon has been hit by an impact, and Mars on the South Node implies that there could be a discovery or revelation of these past events.  Conspiracy theorists have speculated for years that there is abundant evidence of previous settlements on the Moon, but I doubt that if anything is found it will be made known to us.
The Moon will be exactly trine Chiron as the rocket hits, which bodes well for the healing potential of the lunar body, and it is approaching a trine to Neptune which suggests that the Moon’s magic (Neptune)  will not be lost as a result of this event.
These space bodies are pretty tough and have been around for a long time, and with this basically positive astrological environment I think that we can relax and turn our worries to other matters where we can actually have an impact.
  • Susan Morgan

    I know we can’t do anything about it, but it still makes me sad.
    I wonder what will be found… and if we’ll ever know about it.
    Thanks for sharing,

  • Jeffrey Kishner

    Lynn, what location on Earth are you using to draw up this chart?

  • Lynn Hayes

    Jeffrey, this is a really good question. First of all, I used Florida but upon deeper reading I see that the launch came from California, but then we would be looking at the launch date and not the landing date. I don’t suppose we can use Earth latitude and longitude or a geocentric chart for the arrival on the Moon except for our own experience of this event.

  • LG

    We can’t stop the war, we can’t stop world hunger, we can’t stop the drugs from infiltrating our neighborhoods; but we can spend time & money shooting the moon to look for something that may or may not exist. I believe in technology but where will we draw the line. This is truly heart-breaking.

  • Your Name

    I am really glad you wrote this. It helped with the sadness and anxiety I was feeling. Because the full moon has such an impact on our oceans and bodies, I was wondering what sort of impact this will have on both the oceans and our bodies? Akayla

  • Kat

    I am glad for this interpretation but still saddened. Why does MANkind and especially the US have to bomb bomb bomb everything? Deranged minds found deranged plans.

  • Mike

    It’s heart breaking that we spend money on science and not social problems that have existed since the dawn of humanity? May I humbly suggest you reexamine that idea?

  • Lynn Hayes

    I so agree with this question about the money being expended here and it brings up a lot of unanswerable questions.

  • hitchhiker72

    The sheer arrogance of it. Who gave them permission?

  • Mike

    Science is all about the search for things that may or may not exist. You can argue that this particular instance or the search isn’t worth it of course, but otherwise you’re pretty much arguing with the entire process. And there are a lot worse explosions occurring on earth (nuclear testing etc). Saying we shouldn’t do science because there are poor people, drugs and wars makes no sense to me. To me it’s like saying I shouldn’t live in a house because some people can’t afford to have one. We sent people to the moon once, and I don’t think it was a waste of money.

  • MarAli

    If this is true then I’m joining the “Don’t bomb the moon” people this instant.
    Someone please tell me: where are all the smart people?

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  • Patti

    Further more, the more I think about this, the angrier I become, the myan Indians, the revelations of the world destructions in 2010,this idoit government isn’t helping the situation..The old ancients and Gods and Indians are will be man who destroys this world….Not the Gods/Goddess…..however, as far as I’m concerned,they would have EVERY right! Isn’t anything held precious anymore?Anyone involved with such destruction deserves what they get!what is wrong with the people in this world?Do they Not realize that slamming the moon with a massive force will be upsetting Mother Earths balance? Did it ever occur to these hair brained idiots that storms,tidal waves and nature will be so thrown out of balance? what were they thinking!!!!!!!!!

  • Tigress

    It doesnt matter how much we all moan and groan, so instead lets all center our energy on this not being a disaster!

  • Vince

    oh noes we bombs the moon and gawd will bve so angryful. rawr rawr religion rawr rawr. this is why religion is declining. fail. major fail.

  • Mike

    Much ado about nothing. Next thing to be outraged about is coming to the latest news outlet… so don’t worry.

  • Sophia

    I seriously hate the idea, let alone the late announcement of NASA crashing a rocket into the moon. Man is surely beyond himself. Totally consumed with greed, power and control. It is also a testament to the fact that we are running out of water. This latest excuse for the ensuing damage makes me believe more and more about the theories surrounding the 2012 Orion Prophesy. I can see it now. Time for that 90-day food supply anyone?

  • Marianne C.

    Perhaps this is just an excuse that NASA expects the public to buy (and it seems to be working, no offense), but maybe the true intention is destroying a satellite that the U.S. does not want anyone to get their hands on…so crash it on the moon….nothing to recover, problem solved. Just a handful of activists crying foul. The furor will die down eventually and it can all be swept under the rug, because who really cares if there is water on the moon? Are we planning to colonize the moon? I doubt it.

  • Trish

    My question is: could there be any real repercussion in bombing the planet in space ?

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