Astro-LOA Flash: Asteroid 433 Eros, joined by the Moon in Sagittarius is conjunct the Galactic Center at 27 Sagittarius, the point on which our solar system orbits once every 250 million years. It’s a powerful energy to tune into!
The GC, the center of the Milky Way, was discovered in 1932 with the first radio-telescope (they were trying to figure out why there was static in the overseas phone lines and found the GC was partially to blame). It’s the source of most of the gravitational energy in our galaxy. Some scientists think there is a star sized black hole at the core, others have different theories, but the interesting thing is, long before radio-telescopes, the ancient Mayan’s were turning their horizon astronomy eyes exactly towards this point, even though it was technically ‘impossible’ for them to see.
The Mayan people described the GC, the ‘sun’ of our solar system now at 27 Sagittarius, as the Heart of Sky and the Dark Rift, two center points of the cosmos, a kind of ‘light/dark, Shiva/Shakti, Yin/Yang’ image.
Think of this Moon/Eros contact as an awakening, a burst of energy that supports new feeling (or newly discovered repressed ones), habits and ways of connecting in the world. It’s an opportunity to release limiting beliefs and past conflicts, let go of anything you’ve been putting up with and refresh your core self. Great prep for the up coming Aquarius Full Moon.
If you want to leverage this energy specifically, look to where 26-28 degrees of Sagittarius is in your natal chart and jump into that area of life with your whole heart. Moon/Eros wants to engage, and the GC is all about expansion, and following your highest excitement, being your ‘best’ self.
More on Moon/Eros
The transiting Moon moves through the entire zodiac every 28+ days, so the conjunction with Eros is a monthly event. But not over the Galactic Center. That can only happen once every 5 years+. Think of it as a highly sensitized point.
Moon, Eros GC can coincide with the awakening of intense feelings and desires. The Moon wants comfort and security; Eros wants to seek it through intimacy, risk and intensity, with another, an artistic project, a problem to solve. In Sagittarius, on the GC, it may want to look far afield, ultimately seeking new knowledge of self, others and the universe.
Think of the Moon as a barometer of our emotionally harmony. We’re going to gain some insights here! If there is any tension or lack of clarity, this transit can synchronize with inner turmoil, blurred boundaries and the odd bit of acting out. The feelings are running high like a river and, depending on our capacity to contain and process, they may splash and spill over the banks. Sometimes only hindsight can illuminate the actions and reactions of this time.
How to handle it? Let Sagittarius be your guide. Think adventure, curiosity, and openness to new understanding. The desire is to experience the feelings through Eros (intensity, intimacy, transformation) and this can help us get in touch with our inner angel/demon dynamic. (Remember, all roads are good)
Mostly this transit will point out where the greatest need for nurturing, expansion and excitement is. Putting awareness on the area of life where you find 27 degrees of Sagittarius in your chart will help. A goldmine of insights and creative expression awaits!
Where is this happening for you? Comments welcome.
Finding where 27 degrees of Sagittarius is in your chart. (this tutorial shows how to create your chart, find the ascendant and read all the degrees on the house cusps.)
The meanings of the houses are deep and rich with metaphorical and literal content but here is a quick list to get you started.
1st house – Appearance, personality traits, outlook on life
2nd house - $$$, resources, talents, peace of mind
3rd house – Teaching, learning, writing, talking, connecting
4th house – Home, family, ancestors, emotional ground
5th house – Creative expression, offspring (books/kids etc), romance
6th house – Health, pets, daily routine, magic
7th house – Socially significant relationships, contracts
8th house – Sex, death, taxes, shared resources, trust
9th house – New horizons, travel, beliefs, WWW
10th house – Career, mission, profession, public relations
11th house – Friends, goals for the future, groups
12th house – Unconscious, dreams, giving and receiving, meditative states
Note: The HOUSES are the pieces of pie, the sections of space divided into twelve 30 degree + or – slices round which the zodiac spans. They represent areas of life, inner and outer, and symbolize the environment where an intention or drive (planet/sign) is acting out. The ruler on the house cups and the sign or signs contained in the house suggest the climate found in that environment.
Any planets residing in a given house or transiting there show us where the needs and drives of the energy are operating for us. We meet those planets, and the archetypal characters they symbolize, in that area of life.
Learn more at GoodVibeAstrology.com