Those of you who are over 45 years old might remember this day back in 1969. It was July 20, 1969 for America (July 21 for Europe) when the Apollo 11 mission landed on the Moon and Neil Armstrong set foot on our sole natural satellite. It was the first time ever a human being was setting foot on another celestial body apart Earth. So, today we celebrate the 40th anniversary of that historical moment.
The traditional way for us astrologers to study this unique event would be to cast a chart for the very moment Neil stepped on the Moon (as he was pronouncing the famous “one small step for man…” line). We would then get a chart cast for July 20th, for the time the event happened (23:56) and for Washington D.C. But actually this chart is inconsistent to the event. In reality we should cast a chart for the very moment Neil stepped on the Moon and for the very Lunar location he stepped on. This is the backbone of the astrological theory, you should cast a chart for the exact time and place the event occured. There is no meaning in transporting Neil’s first step on the Moon event to a terrestrial location (Washington DC, in this case). If we do this then we examine the impact the event had onto the USA citizens but not the event itself.
If we want to properly study the chart of the first Moon landing and in general the charts of the astronauts for those glorious days they were strolling on the Moon then we have to invent a new “extra-terrestrial” astrology. When studying events on the Moon i.e. we have to adopt a Moon-centric point of view. We have to input on our astrology software the Lunar longitudes and latitudes. Additionally, we have to plot the planets anew, from a Lunar perspective. And finally but not less importantly substitute on our charts the Moon with the Earth.
Thus, if we really want to know how Armstrong and the other astronauts were feeling back then onto that eery lunar environment we have to relocate their charts to the Moon and study their Moon-centric planetary transits. We have to know i.e in what house the “Earth” was in and which aspects it was forming with their natal planets. But this implicates another important thing: we have first to understand the Earth’s astrological properties to a Moon-centric astrologer, a task we had never faced in the past. You see the facts have surpassed us (40 years have already passed from the moment Neil stepped on the Moon and nobody has still erected properly the chart for that event). And the same procedure we will encounter again in the near future when we will be called to study the “outer space” and the “Mars-centric” astrology, as the first manned mission will be heading to Mars – just in a couple of decades. We are already behind and our astrology knowledge and general consciousness has to rapidly expand. A brand new and exciting age has dawn for us Astrologers!