The Ides of March
“The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae) is the name of the 15th day of March in the Roman calendar, probably referring to the day of the full moon. The word Ides comes from the Latin word “Idus” and means “half division” especially in relation to a month. It is a word that was used widely in the Roman calendar indicating the approximate day that was the middle of the month. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months. The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.
In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. Caesar was stabbed (23 times) to death in the Roman Senate by a group of conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. The group included 60 other co-conspirators according to Plutarch.
According to Plutarch a seer had foreseen that Caesar would be harmed not later than the Ides of March and on his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated), Caesar met that seer and joked, “The ides of March have come”, meaning to say that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied “Ay, Caesar; but not gone.” This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned by the soothsayer to “beware the Ides of March.“ Wikipedia
The Ides of March 2012
In my previous post: The Alliance between Chiron and Lilith, I pointed out that we will have another Chiron/Lilith aspect since they both past the age shift degree, in their triple conjunction with Neptune, at the end of Aquarius and the beginning of Pisces; in June and July of 2010.
At March the 14th 2012 00:00 CET, we will have the following alignment: Chiron will be in a sextile with Black Moon Lilith in a 3 degree orb. While Venus, Jupiter and Black moon Lilith will make an exact triple conjunction on the 9+ degree of Taurus:
“PHASE 40 (TAURUS 10°): A RED CROSS NURSE.
KEYNOTE: The compassionate linking of all men.
This symbol reveals the feeling of human cooperation at the stage of pure altruism and service to the social Whole. On that foundation of Christ love (agape, or true companionship), man can reach a still higher level of experience made possible by the refinement of the substance of his being, his consciousness and his will. This goes beyond imagination and faith in the future – beyond Christmas tree celebrations – for it implies going into the dark to bring life and love to the tormented and the deprived.
At this final stage of the five-fold sequence we see what is finally open as new potentiality to the “widow before an open grave” — the closing symbol of the preceding sequence. Personal attachment in love to a husband or wife has changed level becoming a CONSECRATION TO HUMANITY.“ Dane Rudhyar
Mars Rx, Pluto and Jupiter will make an exact grand trine on the 9th + degree of Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus. This constellation will be a part of a kite with Pallas on the 10th+ degree, Chiron on the 6th+ degree and Neptune in a wide orb on 1st+ degree of Pisces,on the apex.
Mars Rx in opposition with Chiron and Pallas, will be part of a T-square with the North Node on the 8th+ degree and Juno on the 6th+ degree of Sagittarius.
At March the 15th CET the Moon will make a square to the Sun in the last quarter before she enters her New Moon conjunction with Uranus in Aries in a 2 degree orb; which might trigger the Square between Uranus and Pluto, on March 22.
The closest aspects on March the 15th will be the trine between Mars Rx and Pluto, Black Moon Lilith conjunct Jupiter, Jupiter trine Mars Rx and Pluto trine Jupiter. In that order.
Venus will oppose her Retrograde conjunction degree with Mars, on the 13th degree of Scorpio where they made a grand water trine with Black Moon Lilith and the Black Sun: the spiritual points, back in 2010, the same day.
With all the Asteroids involved and Mars Rx in opposition with Chiron and Pallas in a T-square with the North Node in conjunction with Juno: there is no doubt in my mind that this will be an appeal to reconcile the masculine and feminine energies on a fair and square level. Or the beginning of a serious global “half division” will take place. Simply because we can no longer stay in denial about the fact that the Mars principle is wounded and is not functioning well these days.
On the same day we will also have a triple conjunction with Uranus at the 3rd degree, Mercury Rx at the 6th degree, and Vesta at the 8th degree of Aries: with Mars Rx in Virgo as their dispositor in a mutual reception with Mercury Rx in Aries.
The triple conjunction between Venus, Jupiter and Black Moon Lilith however on the 14th, looks promising to me. All her connections will be there. Her sword: Mars. Her second consort: Pluto. As well as her alliance with Chiron, who has Pallas at his side.
The fact that Jupiter is a part of the trio also looks promising to me. But what could this mean? Inspite of the fact that Jupiter just likes to have a ball in earthy, sensual Taurus. The only one who isn’t happy with him on March the 14th is soul mate Juno, who will be in a quincunx towards him; plotting against him together with the North Node in Sagittarius. But hey: what else is new…?
More about the 2012 version of the Ides of March in times to come: Will be continued.