Video // The Neanderthal Comet 2023

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In this video we are going to talk about the Neanderthal Comet in the light of the Anthroposophical understanding of these celestial bodies. We are going to give both an Astrological and Astrosophical perspective on the matter.

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Video // Sun in Aquarius 2023

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Hello everyone, this is the first video of a series that I’ll be releasing throughout the year. In this video we are going to talk about the Sun ingress into Aquarius from the point of view of Astrology and Astrosophy.

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Astrosophy — The Three Zodiacs, Expression of the Same Archetype

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Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn 2022 – Year Review during the Holy Nights

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The Holy Nights have begun and the wheel of Yule has started spinning. During the twelve days and thirteen nights between Christmas and Epiphany the heavens open up. The potential of the whole year to come is prepared, as if it was a sort of cosmic gestation. Nature is immersed in sleep and in general a state of grace is granted to humanity.

In Anthroposophy, one of the possible ways to working with this time of year is the following. Everything happening during this holy nights and days is reflected in the following year. The first night and day correspond to January (Capricorn), the second night and day to February (Aquarius) and so on.

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On December 29 Mercury is going to stop, turning retrograde at 24°21′ Capricorn. This night and day corresponds to May and the zodiac sign of Gemini. As you may know, Gemini is a sign ruled by Mercury. It’s fascinating noticing this alignment: as the new Sun is going to cross the sign of Gemini, the echo of the Mercury retrograde of the Holy Nights is going to affect the whole month.

And as we mentioned in the Astrology of 2023 this Mercury retrograde is quite peculiar. In fact not only 2023 is going to start with Mercury retrograde, but it is also going to end with it. In fact Mercury is going to turn retrograde again in Capricorn right before the end of the year.

On top of that next year Mercury is going to perform a Great Triangle of Earth, since its stationary loops are going to take place in all three earth signs: Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo. Let’s now delve into the general meaning of Mercury in Capricorn.

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The Astrology of 2023

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Before sprouting,
the seed have to rot first.

In this article we are going to provide an overall view of the Astrology of 2023. This year we are going to experience many shifts in terms of astral energy. This is because many slow-moving planets are going to change sign. Jupiter is going to move into Taurus, Saturn in Pisces and for three months Pluto is going to move into Aquarius.

As I’ve pointed out in previous articles, information fragmentation is one of astrology main problems. Simply put, we tend to focus on single astrological events, tackling them one after the other. And by doing so, we loose contact with the essence of the year, which we should rather be looking at as a real spiritual being.

In order to get this connection back, this article is going to function as a master post. This means that as we go through the Wheel of the Year, I’m going to add all future articles as links down below. This way we’ll always be able to step back and looking at the bigger picture.

Let’s start by looking at this image, that summarizes in a single glyph the astrological events of 2023.

The Astrology of 2023

The circle in black at the center is the wheel of the Zodiac, as you can see from the twelve signs of the same color all around it. Then, we find:

  • In purple, the positions of the two lunar nodes, the spots where eclipses take place. At the moment the nodes are in Taurus and Scorpio. But in July 2023 they are going to move backwards (they always move in a retrograde motion) into Aries and Libra. This means that part of 2023 Eclipses are going to take place in those signs.
  • In yellow, the orbit of Mercury doing its three retrogrades loops during the year. Mercury is going to station in all three Earth signs: Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo. It is very peculiar that 2023 is going to start with Mercury turning retrograde in Capricorn on December 29, 2022—during the Holy Nights. And 2023 is going to end also with Mercury retrograde in Capricorn.
  • In magenta, we find the orbit of Venus—which is going to get retrograde in Leo next Summer. This event is going to enhance the Fire element, since Venus is going to stay in Leo for five months—an unusual amount of time for such a quick planet.
  • In blue, we have the orbit ofJupiter. As we know, Jupiter changes sign once a year, giving it a specific color. On May 16th, Jupiter is going to enter Taurus. It’s interesting noticing that although Jupiter is going to be in the same sign of Uranus, they are going to conjoin only in 2024.
  • In indigo, Saturn. As we’ve mentioned in the intro, in 2023 Saturn is going to change sign as well. Saturn change sign every roughly 3 years. On March 7th, 2023 it is going to enter Pisces, and between June and July it is going to make a sextile aspect with Jupiter. This is going to be their first aspects since the spectacular 2020 Great Conjunction.
  • In dark purple, we have the orbit of Pluto. Yes, Pluto is going to change sign as well! This event is going to be extremely important to understand how the energy shift, brought by Pluto in Aquarius, will manifest in the future. In fact in 2023 Pluto is going to stay in Aquarius for just 3 months, to enter back in the sign only in 2024.

Let’s see now all these points into more detail. As always we are going to delve deep into them in specific articles as the year unfolds.

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Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus 2022 — An Astrosophy Perspective

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In the last article we discussed about the upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus. The event is going to take place on November 8, closing eclipse season two. The eclipse will feature a super rare Mercury Cazimi, with the planet dwelling in the heart of the Sun. You can check it out at this link.

In this article we are going to approach the eclipse from another angle. We are going to use Astrosophy principles in order to understand the deeper, spiritual meaning of the mundane events we’ve described in the last article.

In order to do that we’re not going to be looking at the signs of the tropical zodiac. Instead, we’re going to take the actual constellations into account, delving deeper into the spiritual meanings of the starry world. This means that we’re not going to use the regular division into 12 sectors of the sidereal zodiac. But we are going to be looking at the actual stars. To learn more about this approach you can read my article about the Three Zodiacs.

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Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus 2022 — Mercury Cazimi and the Blood Moon

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Mercury, the messenger of the Gods, joins the divine banquet. He sits at the table of the solar deity as his guest of honor. The wanderer reveals secrets that had been lurking in the shadows of the world. And as a reward, every wish of him is granted.

In the previous article we’ve discussed about the Partial Solar Eclipse in Scorpio. The event that opened Eclipse Season two. In this article, we are going to talk about the second and last event of the season. It is going to be a Total Lunar Eclipse taking place at 16°00′ Taurus on November 8. And it is going to occur during the Full Moon of the same lunation.

This eclipse is definitely special. Not only because, as we are going to see, it mirrors both the eclipses of the first season. But especially because it is going to feature a Mercury Cazimi, an extremely rare event.

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Partial Solar Eclipse in Scorpio 2022 — The Woman Clothed with the Sun

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“And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed in the sun,with the moon under
her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.”
— Revelation 12:1

As the days grow shorter, the dragon’s shadow gets closer and closer. For now, a great triangle of light in the sky is managing to hold him back. But its strength is fading more and more. The divine feminine stands out strongly in the sky, ready to repel its influences. What are the challenges that this fall is bringing to us? What is the cosmos asking us to process? The second eclipse season is about to start.

This spring, eclipse season one featured a Partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus and a Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio. Their combined effect caused the worsening of the global supply chain crisis and in general resource related issues. With wheat and gas being the most affected by the war in Ukraine.

In this article we are going to talk about eclipse season two. We are going to focus on the social and economical consequences of this second step. And we are also going to delve into a deeper understanding of these fenomena from an Astrosophical perspective.

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