CASE STUDY SUN/MOON PROGRESSION PART 2
BEGINNING OF LUNAR CYCLE
You began life under a Crescent Moon, where she reflects a sickle of the Sun’s light as she travels
away from him. In this phase the Moon is a fledgling in a brightening world. The
dark is still remembered. New experiences are referred back to the self for
understanding; subjectivity is strong. Yet she has an urge to go out and
explore, grow, show herself more and more. In this phase the past has its
influence. The result is that a person born under this phase is likely to
hesitate in their advance, and might even yearn for the “good old days.” But
there is no going back. The future must be faced, as frightening as it may be.
And a Crescent Moon personality could find themselves struggling in all sorts of
situations, as a result of resistance to the inevitable.
The Sun : is discovering its potential within your lifetime. Wants to go beyond the “known.”
The Moon : at some level knows itself and its requirements. Prefers the familiar.
Progressed Ascendant : the unfoldment of how you relate to the world and present yourself to it. Identity, appearance, and physical vitality are reflected by its progression. New facets become integrated into self (by aspect, sign, and house change). Presentation and how you impact your environment.
the unfoldment of your personal vocation. Evolution of authority,
responsibility, and maturation. Nature of your life’s direction. What you aspire to or identify with
birth : Crescent phase
plant symbolism: The struggling and fragile shoot, pushing up from the earth. End of planting season.
seasonal resonance: mid-Winter, beginning of August
This phase has the residue of new beginnings. It is conducive to new ideas, bubbling inspiration, and tentative starts on manifesting the desires of the New Moon preceding. The deeds and actions of the previous years start to take root. Publicly displaying the new direction one wants to take. This is a time of new interests that had been previously pursued, taking on more importance to the formation of identity.
Purpose : To focus vision, break away, mobilise, and push to grow
Moon sign: Cancer
sign keywords:  Mother Hen, hungry child, protector, Mother Hubbard, housewife, clinger, turtle, hoarders, brooder, supporter, cry baby, nurturer, comforter, ostrich
Moon house: 12
retreat, hiding out,
withdrawal, need to explore inner life, working quietly, “clearing the air” of
deeper issues which need the time to sort out
: Cowardly Lion, will to create, self-confidence, star, playful child, heroine,
show-off, actress, entertainer, braggart, commander
: active, visibility, pushing forward, emphasis on the physical (i.e. appearances, body)
plant symbolism: energy goes into developing root, leaves, and stem
seasonal resonance: Spring Equinox, September
The square generates tension, which leads to an urge for action. Forging ahead, manifesting, achieving, ego building; the strength to follow-though on the next phase is built during this time
: To choose, act, direct, give foundation
keywords: The Helper, worrier, nun, petty tyrant,
timid, invisible, busy bee, perfectionist, health fanatic, fussbudget
themes: consolidation of resources, reception of benefits, building of base of security, financial,
emotional, spiritual rewards
plant symbolism: the plant is growing and strengthening, further development is coming to bud
seasonal resonance: mid-Spring, end of October
Confidence in one’s direction, desire to express knowledge, this is a time of showing one’s attitudes, the fruit of one’s previous actions is beginning to show; drive to perfect (in preparation for the next phase), anticipation. The growing amount of light lends objectivity to deal with needs. Pruning away unnecessary “suckers,” which are taking away valuable growth energy from the main purpose.
: To refine, perfect, evaluate, adjust, prepare
keywords: Charlie Brown, fairy princess, pleaser,
impartial judge, angel, accommodating child, mediator, co-operator, beauty
queen, gracious guest, happy hostess, flirt
At this time you would have been entering the educational
system. The progression would have encouraged your self-identification with an
ethos such as “Knowledge is Power.” Perhaps the impression you received at home
(Moon square Mercury) was that you talked too much or said the wrong things.
Well, you were going to show them.
themes: seek knowledge, want to express ideas, movement, journeys, classes, issues to do with siblings highlighted, open to new
ideas, different ways of doing things, restless and keen to communicate
keywords: The Truth-Seeker, investigator, tester,
grudge bearer, intensity addict, dictator, silent one, psychologist, healer,
manipulator, power addict, taker
plant symbolism: the buds burst into blossom, unfolding in their fullness
seasonal resonance: Summer Solstice, December
Culminating phase, full power, and a time of balance, fulfilment, flowering, apex of expression. “Meaning” behind the phases leading up to this one from the New Moon forward. There may be some alienation from whatever does not work for one’s fulfilment. Since this is the top, it doesn’t get any better than this…relates to the King and Queen’s position on the Wheel of Fortune tarot card. Spiritually, it relates to clearly focused emotions and fully aware perceptions. Because this happened on the 3rd – 9th house axis, the achievements were most likely to do with education and learning. This phase and house axis could have set off a major drive for you to educate yourself to the top of your field. Certainly, ambitions would be centred on learning as much as you could.
: To fulfil, objectify, illuminate, culminate
themes: home and family, residence, changing
residence, mother or mothering, immediate family issues
keywords: The Seeker, optimist, missionary,
wanderer, explorer, free spirit, little professor, over doer, bookworm, eternal student
themes: ability to express, personal creative
skills, visible expression of skills, new activities, hobbies, boyfriends
The source of inspiration moves from the arena of family,
to the area that concerns your own way of communicating. The purpose of this
progression was in expanding your range of thought,
finding satisfaction in inspiring others with your words, and exploring new
forms of communication.
keywords: The Stoic, Machiavelli, tough lady, Iron
Lady, realist, loner, pessimist, businesswoman, pillar of strength
31 May 1960: Disseminating phase
plant symbolism: the maturing plant brings forth fruit, which ripens in this phase
seasonal resonance: mid-Summer, beginning of February
Inspired by the previous phase, this could be a time of searching after an ideal. The pressure of time is beginning to be felt as the brightness of the last phase begins to fade. There is a realization that the “good times” are waning too. This is the beginning of a reflective and productive period lasting for the next 14 years.
: To convey, distribute, demonstrate, fruit
themes: hard work and daily grind, health, routines,
effort, elbow grease, building of a body of work, perfection of creative
expression, duty, service, follow-through, sense of enslavement
sign keywords: The Bohemian, liberal, humanitarian,
anarchist, rebel, weirdo, free soul, non-conformist, misfit, outsider,
individualist, uncommitted, uninvolved, Mr. Spock
themes: time of relationships, breaking up or
starting relationships, taking into account how another will view one’s
plant symbolism : Harvesting of the fruit, withering of the vine, life force is pulling back into the stalk and dying back from the top, down.
seasonal resonance: Autumnal Equinox, March
Breaking down of routines and things that seemed permanent. Discarding of the old. Preparing for the Winter to come metaphorically. A time of re-evaluation of oneself and review of one’s situation. Questioning of the past. Energy is directed toward the rearrangement of skills.
At the age of 17, you entered this breaking down phase. With the Moon in rebellious Aquarius, some sort of
separation was in progress, likely from your family.
Purpose : To reorient, revision, rebel, breakdown form
keywords: Cinderella, martyr, lost soul, parasite,
avoider, victim, idealist, rescuer, angel of mercy, sensitive listener,
escapist, brooder, Miss Vulnerability, mystic
This progression signalled an awakening of other goals, and
a desire to travel beyond known horizons. With the Moon in Pisces, this travel
may have been done in the imagination, first. The purpose of this progression
was to set in motion your hunger to know more than you
were taught up to that point.
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Organic Divination for the Urban Jungle
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