By Mary Plumb | December 31, 2012
I know most are looking ahead with 2013 predictions, but I’m nearing the end of a very eventful family holiday and – along with Janus – am stopping at the crossroads and looking back a bit before going any farther. (1) Happily, I have lots of material to work with as we’ve had many relevant blogs and guest bloggers in 2012. Here are just a few that have relevant content that I hope you will enjoy.
The Venus eclipse in June was a once in a lifetime event with memorable implications. I wrote about David Tresemer’s very interesting book on the matter here.
Gary P. Caton wrote The Astrological Faces of Love. Looking to the Greeks, he describes Eros, Agape and Philia and finds their parallels in different aspects of Venus. “Venus contains within her the essences of all three faces of love and love ‘planets.’ It is as if there are three ‘decanates’ of Venus: Venus-Venus, Venus-Juno, and Venus-Neptune.” (This article has a graphic on the Visual Cycle of Venus, as she moves from morning to evening star.)
I revisited a technique I learned from Robert Blaschke on the Sun-Mars synodic cycle. From the blog: “Along with his impeccable explanation of the mechanics of the synodic cycles, Robert proposes a theory that considers the fate vs. free will question. He writes about astrology as depicting the space-time continuum. He describes the transits to the birth chart as connected to one’s fate, which is associated with time. He then describes free will as related to space — the recurrence of the synodic cycles, i.e., the phase angle return, of a birth chart is related to free will…..The practical application of this theory is that the phase angle return is when the individual can most directly and efficaciously use free will to change patterns related to the particular planet during one’s life.”
Alex Miller wrote about the Moon Pluto occultations that are continuing through much of 2013. This information is unique to a window of time between April 2012 and August 2013. “Beginning in April 2012, the Moon will pass directly in front of Pluto, blocking its energy for no less than 19 consecutive months! Given the fact that this occultation hasn’t happened since 1935, it would appear to be a major event, with some cosmic intent or purpose for the world at large.”
Usain Bolt moved quickly through the headlines in 2012, but here’s a quick look back at his brilliance – The Lightning Bolt.
Thank you to everyone who has read TMA‘s blog this past year and to all our wonderful guest writers. I couldn’t have done it without you!
(1) My family holiday has included much time with my seven-year-old granddaughter. I can’t reveal much more, except for this hint: Santa brought her a tee shirt which said, “What happens at Grandma’s stays at Grandmas.”