View Full Version : Leo New Moon ~ Aug 15

isthmus nekoi
14-08-2004, 01:16
August 15 at 6:24 pm PDT

New moons in Leo signify a time to take pride in one's accomplishments, to enjoy being the center of attention. This particular Leo moon shows an emphasis on the mutable signs and a lack in air. There's a bit of improvisation in the skies with this lunation, and with Pluto trining the sun-moon conjunction, things could very well get dramatic.

Another thing to note is that there's been a bit of a change as Venus has shifted into Cancer and Mars into Virgo. Venus is more committed and nurturing in Cancer; with her sextile to a Mars-Mercury conjunction, and trine to Uranus, she's not afraid of expressing herself either although with this configuration, she is no drippy, sentimental romantic, but a little unpredictable! This lunation is not a time of temperance, but rather of unexpected twists and turns and Leonian extremes in terms of communication. Things are going to be louder, dynamic, impulsive and the best way to deal is to be versatile and enjoy the ride; even moderation must be practiced in moderation!

14-08-2004, 04:55
Originally posted by isthmus nekoi
August 15 at 6:24 pm PDT
...even moderation must be practiced in moderation!

I love that quote!! I think I'm going to use it for my signature, if you don't mind! (How Leo of me is that?!?!))

17-08-2004, 10:18
The Combination of Stellar Influences
by Reinhold Ebertin

Moon in Leo: Intuitive and instructive creativeness, self-confidence,
generosity, ambition, passionateness, love of luxury, sociability,
pleasure or amusement. Overestimation of self, snobbishness, vanity.
"The affairs of the Heart." Responsible positions.


I have found Reinhold Ebertin's book to be an essential guide when
using astrology as an interpretative tool with the Tarot ~ he was in
fact recommended to me by John Astrop and Caroline Smith.

17-08-2004, 10:45
Fulgour, not many of today's astrological students know of and use Ebertin's excellent work. While his interpretations of the planetary combination are sometimes a little harsh (much of his research was done in World Wars 1 and 2, and inbetween) they do convey the sense of combinations. In terms of mundane or political readings they are highly appropriate as they are.

If you like his work you might want to check out Planetary Containments -- here mid-points are not used, just the order of the planets in CCW fashion -- yet, the meanings can provide a highly accurate portrait without having to calculate a chart, just by looking up the planets' positions for the day. What a hoot. Ask Minderwiz about this.


isthmus nekoi
18-08-2004, 03:10
Originally posted by Shesawolf
I love that quote!! I think I'm going to use it for my signature, if you don't mind! (How Leo of me is that?!?!))

Sorry for the late reply Shesawolf - sure, you can use it as a sig :)

19-08-2004, 06:31
seems things are moving forward with my massage career, slowly but forward none the less. have 2 meetings this week and something already set up just waiting for the calls to come in. also relationship feels more solid than it has in weeks. also having things from the past come up to the surface not quietly but rather forceful like a lion! today i'm calm, i feel the glow coming from within the love of the Universe is just surrounding me. i think someone saw my aura in the lobby of the hospital, she couldn't take her eyes away from me...i felt it too.

this is the time to begin new projects during the waxing moon right? are the asteroids playing a part too? just curious. for today this triple cancer is feeling like i'm in the right place for the first time.


isthmus nekoi
20-08-2004, 03:05
dadsnook, I've always wondered about the term "containment" that you used so often. This Ebertin sounds very interesting - what's his educational background?

PG, glad to hear you're feeling better! New projects and the moon gaining light (waxing) is generally a good time to start projects.

20-08-2004, 03:32
yep new projects under way. got the chiropractor office gig, i need to start out slow not just for body wear and tear but because i have a full time job that i can't give up yet. i need the pay and the benefits. in time if need be go part time enough to keep my benefits?? that's my plan may not be my bosses.


meditating on your reading...

20-08-2004, 21:14
Yes, Ebertin's Combination of Stellar Influences (known affectionately to most astrologers as COSI) has an extraordinary wealth of information in it - not just midpoints, for which he's justifiably famous - but a good glossary of medical astrology too.

I do find the interpretations a tad dogmatic, but for the time they were pretty radical - using psychological metaphors, so in a way a cross between the absolutes of medieval astrology and modern psychological astrology.

For an example of "dogmatic", take a look at his descriptions of the Venus/Saturn midpoint:

With the Moon: "Emotional depressions caused by unsatisifed love, emotional inhibitions, an unfortunate disposition or difficult circumstances in all matters of love-expression. A woman living separated from her husband or living a lonely life."


24-08-2004, 00:14
Hi I.N.
I'm on vacation, writing from a local library. "Containments" refers to a book titled Planets in Containment. It is arranged like Ebertin's book but its premis is that any three planets in CCW order can be interpreted as a combination -- without regard to the distance between them or any aspectual consideration. This really works. You can interpret a chart without having to use signs, houses, aspects or anything else. It is of additional help if you do know the ASC and MC as you can included these in the combinations.

We did a thread on this less than a year ago. Perhaps Minderwiz can help find it. I may not be home for another week or so. Dave.

24-08-2004, 00:44

Your wish is my command: :)

The following threads focused on Planets in Containment



isthmus nekoi
24-08-2004, 01:52
Thanks guys, this is really fascinating :)

29-08-2004, 10:10
Reinhold Ebertin was born in 1901 and carried out a substantial amount of research between World War 1 and 2 and into the 1950's. His son carried on his work. In addition to the famous "The Combination of Stellar Influences" (a cookbook of planetary pair combinations, my copy was printed in 1972, earlier copies were printed in Germany in 1940), I have other books of his -- "Applied Cosmobiology" (a text book in using mid-points), "The Annual Diagram" (advocating the graphic ephemeris werein the twelve signs are folded together into a single 45 degree chart against which the planets cyclic tracks are ploted over a period of time), and "Fixed Stars" (written with Hoffmann).

When ever a planet or sensitive point (ASC or MC) is equi-distant from two other planets, no matter what the semi-arc angle is, that planet is at a mid-point. Ebertin has found that conjunctions, oppositions, squares and semi-squares all seem to indicate "actions" while trines and sextiles seem (he claims) to denote "status".

Since the hard aspects all seem to work out the same, Ebertin has folded the zodiac over into 45 degree spans -- 0 Aries, 0 Cancer, 0 Libra, 0 Cap., 15 Taurus, 15 Leo, 15 Scorp., and 15 Aquarius are all coincidental in a 45 degree zodiac. These points form one side of a chart, the months (time line) forms the other side of the chart, and the planet's positions are plotted on the chart. By drawing in your natal planets and extending lines parallel with the time line, you can see at a glance where/when your natal planets will be transited by another planet. It makes life easy.

Alltogether, this is a fascinating and highly reliable system -- and it doesn't use signs and houses very much. It's the easiest astrological system to learn, and the most reliable. Dave.