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The Emergence of the Feminine

The Supreme Court (of India) will begin hearing a case on Monday that prosecutors say shows how Islamic State sympathisers are using "Love Jihad" — marrying Hindu women and converting them to Islam — to win recruits and spread their message. Over the past 28 months, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has picked up dozens of interfaith couples in the southern state of Kerala to question them about their marriages. The women - all Hindus who married Muslim men – were asked "extremely personal" questions during the interrogations, two police officers from the agency said: "Did you sleep with your husband before getting married? Did he suggest you visit Islamic shrines before marriage? Did he blackmail you before you converted to Islam?"  Nov.27

The case of a woman converting to Islam and marrying a Muslim man of her own volition has become about everyone else, ignoring the woman herself and what she wants. The state has denied Hadiya the dignity of full citizenship and freedom from familial control.
A chart for the New Moon of November drawn for Delhi, where the Supreme Court is hearing the case, reflects the issues involved. The first thing that comes to our notice is that the New Moon is placed very significantly on the descendant. Secondly, we see that it is opposite the newly discovered object called Sedna which aligns with the Ascendant.  About Sedna, Nick Fiorenza writes:

Sedna was discovered just south of the ecliptic in Cetus, just past the jaws of ole' Cetus (Menkar) in late sidereal Aries, as if just emerging from Cetus' mouth. Menkar marks the jaws of Cetus. North of the ecliptic and conjoining Menkar is Almach the foot of princess Andromeda.

In classical astrology Almach is considered to be "honorable and eminent," however, Almach is the beautiful but snagged foot of Andromeda about to be snapped by the jaws (Menkar) of ole' Cetus, the fear-instilling technobureaucratic monster created by collective human consciousness.

Although we may find ourselves in entrapping situations apparently caused by forces around us, here we are inspired to take responsibility for our naiveté and to do the inner work to become self-reliant rather than dependent and thus continually at the mercy of any manipulative forces around us or entrapping situations we may find ourselves in; or become forever snapped at by the jaws of ole Cetus.

This is an interesting stellar environment for Sedna's appearance in our lives and one with a strong message. More significantly, Sedna's passage right through the head of Cetus, over Kaffaljidhma, the brain of Cetus, and over Menkar indicates she is addressing (and revealing our need to address) the very intelligence driving the fear-based and entrapping technobureaucratic monster of collective human consciousness—the very mechanism that had pushed the feminine principle into the depths of obscurity.

Sedna's message here is that humanity must recognize the truth about the suppression, persecution, abduction and exploitation of the feminine force in the world; and this mentality perpetuating such must be addressed and changed.[1]

Moreover, the chart IC [8le]  conjoins Praesepe, M44, the beehive star cluster.

Praesepe embodies the essence of the Scarab / Cancer theme: emergence out of darkness, dogma, and delusion, out of the antiquated entrapments we had been living in, and our transmutation from darkness into light. Praesepe is of new beginnings, migration, shedding old skins, skeletons, and cocoons. It is of emerging out of the frenetic confusion of mass consciousness; finding our new path and direction; leaving behind old dwellings and the structures of consciousness they represent; and getting out of our personal or collective dogma and the darkness it creates.[2]

Putting the pieces together we can see that the cosmic forces are pushing for the release of the feminine from control by antiquated patriarchal forces.  


PS: The Ascendant is the Eastern point in an astrological chart where the Sun rises. The light of the rising Sun is metaphorically speaking the illumination of consciousness to things that were in the dark. Here Sedna  rising in the New Moon chart is therefore referring to the beginnings of the birth of a new consciousness that will give the feminine its rightful place.