The Last Quarter Moon creates our "inner need to initiate change" in the lunar cycle as we move into the cycle's last and transitional quarter. Our Last Quarter Moon occurs on March 7 in sidereal Scorpio and conjoins the Centaur Pholus.
Pholus was discovered January of 1992 after which a number of other asteroids were discover in this area of our solar system--bringing the realization that Chiron was just one of many Centaurs. Mythically, Pholus is the second most important of the Centaurs after Chiron, hence the name given to the second Centaur discovered.
Just as Chiron's eccentric orbit embraces the orbits of Saturn and Uranus and is thus consider a key or bridge between the two planets due to their harmonic orbital resonances, Pholus' not only synchronizes with Saturn's orbit, but it extends beyond the orbit of Uranus, crosses that of Neptune, and harmonically resonates with the orbit of Orcus--Pluto's compliment.
Pholus is fitting for our Last Quarter Moon, which stimulates an inner need to change in the lunar cycle, because Pholus facilitates change. Pholus offers aid through unexpected events or through the introduction of an mysterious agent or catalyst (Uranus) that seems to be shrouded in a mystery of confusion or commotion, but that helps one to make passage to fulfill their soul oath, or greater life purpose (Orcus). More about Pholus.
Our Pholus Last Quarter Moon in sidereal Scorpion conjoins Sarin and Ras Algethi of Hercules; and Sabik and V2017, a Nova of 1077, now and X-ray source, both in Ophiuchus.
Hercules stands upside down in the northern Heavens, north above Ophiuchus, with his feet (foundation) in the celestial dome (seven Heavens), in the realm of the gods, and with his head and hands at work in the realm of humankind aiding those in the incarnate world struggling to claim their freedom from perpetuated mortal entrapment.
Ras Algethi is the lucida (brightest star) of this constellation and marks the head of Hercules. Ras Algethi embodies the wisdom of Hercules (derived partly from his heavenly heritage and partly from his challenging Earthian experience) and contributes significantly to the Ophiuchus / Scorpio theme. Hercules is one seeded from another realm but who is intimately aware of the human dilemma, the struggle and its cause (the alchemical amalgamation of those from the heavens with those of the Earth). His beauty and intelligence he gains from Alcmene his mother and his wisdom of evolutionary matters along with his shrewd sagacity he gains from Zeus is father. The motivation behind his undaunted and bold actions expresses from experiencing the human struggle and knowing the heavenly freedom possible. His presence upon the incarnational plane is of a service capacity, a mission of evolutionary proportion--to ensure our evolutionary freedom both personally and for all souls on Earth.
Sarin, the shoulder of Hercules, along with Kornephoros, is of strength and responsibility to aid others in their pursuit for freedom. Both Ras Algethi and Sarin lie over and align with the left leg of Ophiuchus, the illumined one who stands in self-mastery upon the Scorpion--he who has claimed his evolutionary freedom.
Hercules helps and teaches others to claim their self-mastery and freedom from the dominion of others and from false beliefs placed upon them.
Sabik, on the right thigh of Ophiuchus, closely conjoining Ras Algethi, the Head of Hercules, reveals a powerfully transformative location in sidereal Scorpio, one offering a significant transmutational experience due to the alchemical intermixing of elements, often of a sexual, genetic, biological or botanical nature. Sabik is also of medicine, healing, medical research and the art-science of alchemy. Conjoining Sabik are the potent entries: V2107, the Nova of 1977, also in Ophiuchus; and a dynamic X-ray eclipsing binary star in the tail of the Scorpion, 3U1700-37, one of the brightest identified X-ray sources.
Sabik is the second brightest star in Ophiuchus and is actually a binary star system, with one star rotating around the other in an 88-year cycle. Sabik of Ophiuchus, and surrounding entries, can stimulate new creative ideas or personal involvements that lead to our greater bio-logical well-being and illumination--especially regarding transmutation of our experience and our human condition from a lower-order to a more refined state of being. This level of transmutation in our lives requires full unconditional acceptance and integration of our past experience, so the bio-energetic patterning we hold within can be inverted to re-express its compliment--thus allowing a new expression that subsequently draws new fulfilling experience. This process in esoteric science and physics is called time-reversal or phase-conjugation. In advanced healing and meditative techniques, this is a means of producing the opposite but properly phased cellular pattern or signature within self that cancels (fulfills) the existing pattern we embody. Generally, this is an all-or-nothing deal requiring our unconditional willingness to embrace the healing / transmuational process. The choice is ours.
This Last Quarter Moon may offer some mysterious aid for a metamorphic shift--it we are attentive and choose to heed our inner impulses. From The Lunar Planner