Look Up! ... Comet PanSTARRS Realigns Humanity!

Hello Night Sky Travelers,
March 11, 12:51pm PDT marked the beginning of a new lunar cycle that ends April 10. "Our New Moon ... brings our attention to our physical and emotional clarity, to our physical health, and to our cellular and genetic capacity to express our soul essence/higher self-awareness ... This is a powerhouse lunar cycle that is packed full of relentless potent planetary aspects stimulating audacious action to create profound change in our lives ..." For more insights see Nick Fiorenza's lunar theme article, Corporeal Clarity & Physical Action to Create Profound Change.

"Speck, Not Spectacle"
The Young Moon Guides Us to a Comet

Image: Sky and Telescope

Sky and Telescope reports that Comet PanSTARRS is a "speck, not spectacle."

Last night [March 10, 2013] lots of people in the north temperate latitudes finally began picking up the comet for the first time, but usually with binoculars, and only if they knew just where to look. Keep trying. It's moving a little higher out of the bright depths of twilight every day now.

Source: Updates on Comet PanSTARRS by Sky and Telescope

BTW: Additional updates can be found at spaceweather.com.

March 12, 13, 14 at Dusk, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, a whisker-thin, smiling Crescent Luna guides us to Comet PanSTARRS. Use binoculars to see the comet in the twilight glow, low in the west. Don't expect Pan-STARRS to look as conspicuous as it does on the image above or on the following maps:

3/12 7:30pm Map ... 3/13 Dusk Map / Text ... 3/14/ Dusk Map ... 3/12-24 Dusk Map / Comet Updates ... Path of PanSTARRS

Approximate March 12, 13, 14 Moonsets:
8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm (U.S. Daylight Time)
Rise/Set/Transit Times ~ Major Bodies

Learn more by clicking NASA's Possible Naked Eye Comet in March and Astronomy.com News.

How Do Comets Affect Us?
How About Comet PanSTARRS?

Comets realign humanity with disruptions to our systems, which lead to new connections and bring opportunities. Comets herald the birth or rise of leaders "could be a war leader but might, depending on the position of the comet, show a religious leader, reformer, or great trader." - Jonathan Flanery 11/2005

It is presumed that comets presage history-making events; but operating through individuals whose birth coincides with their appearance, their effects are so delayed as often to be overlooked. [The birth years of both Theodore Roosevelt and F. D. Roosevelt were marked by the appearance of a comet.] Source: Astrology Encyclopedia

Comets are known to come from one of 3 places: the area near or surrounding Jupiter whose planetary gravity captures and protects them, the Kuiper Belt, which is beyond and connected to the orbit of Neptune, and the Oort Cloud, outside the range of Pluto's orbit, where our Sun is but a mere pinprick of light. Helpful Images: 1, 2

Those from the Oort Cloud bring messages and decrees from the fixed stars or, again as the ancient Chinese thought of them, the seats of celestial power, the principalities of the heavenly kingdom. Many of these comets have periods in the thousands of years. Those from the Kuiper Belt with periods of greater than 200 years but less than 1,000 (this is an estimated guess) bring messages from the invisible planets of our solar system: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto and a touch of fixed star influence as well. The very short period comets are recycled messages captured by Jupiter and carrying some of the influence of the Jovian System along with whatever original information they held. Jonathan Flanery 11/2005

When the comet is at perihelion (closest to the Sun) the message is delivered and assimilated by our central luminary, and then radiated throughout our solar system.

The period from first visible appearance to perihelion is when the characteristic patterns of disturbance associated with a comet at its approach are felt. Humans, animals and the weather are disturbed. ... The effects of comets are first noticeable in those places and enterprises ruled by the sign of their perihelion; after this look for effects in the quadruplicity.

When the place of perihelion is transited by Mars or the Sun, effects begin in earnest, the decree is implemented and arrangements change radically. Jonathan Flanery 11/2005

Comet PanSTARRS reached Perihelion, March 10. It was Located in sidereal Pisces between the thrashing tail of Cetus the Sea Monster and the planet Mars! Helpful Images: The Sidereal Heavens, Cetus Constellation, Comet + Mars Near the Circlet of Pisces

What does the location of Comet PanSTARRS in this area of the heavens stimulate within us? Cetus is tricky, seen as both a whale and a Sea Monster. Is the whale's tail the monster's jaws or is the monster's tail the whale's head? Cetus Image The whale is an ancient symbol for creation; the Sea Monster represents destruction. Cetus does indeed exemplify the human struggle, that of a spiritual being in human form. Creation, destruction, evolution ... It's tricky! We get knocked down and thrashed around in the emotional judgmental world of human consciousness and it's Pisces, as the Light of the World, the World Savior, which frees us from subservience to the form, ending the darkness of matter forever. With the help of non-judgment and Pisces we ultimately rise up knowing ourselves to be Divine! Comet PanSTARRS transiting Mars in this area portends effects that are sobering and impassioned with radical changes.

Comet PanSTARRS underscores and accentuates this cycle's Lunar Theme: Corporeal Clarity & Physical Action to Create Profound Change. This comet originating from the Oort Cloud also brings messages and decrees from the fixed stars, the seats of celestial power, the principalities of the heavenly kingdom. Time will tell how these far-reaching decrees change our lives.

March 15-16, Friday-Saturday
Find Luna's smile and locate the Pleiades.
Use binoculars to view the Pleiades for a special treat.
Learn about the Springtime Pleiades.

3/15 Map/Text ... Includes location of Comet PanSTARRS
3/16 Map/Text ... Includes an Australia sky map

March 17, Sunday
Mercury ends its retrograde and is still too close to the Sun to be seen.
The planet reappears in the morning sky at the end of March.
Evening Luna smiles near western Jupiter and Aldebaran, our star of enlightenment.

3/17 Map/Text ... Includes an Australia sky map

March 18, Monday
Waxing Crescent Luna forms a triangle with Jupiter and Aldebaran.

3/18 Map/Text ... Includes a Chile sky map


Where's Venus?
Our glorious and recent "morning star" is now too close to the Sun to be seen. The planet will reappear as our blazing "evening star" in May, above the sunset western horizon.

Where's Saturn?
If you're a night owl or early bird, you'll be able to view Saturn in the heavens from late night until dawn.

Saturn is very low on the east-southeast horizon around 11:00pm. The planet is easier to see above the horizon around 2:00am. 30 minutes before sunrise Saturn can be seen above the southwest horizon. Mid-March SW Morning Map Bluish Spica, the brightest star of Virgo the Virgin, lies west (right) of yellowish Saturn.

Saturn is retrograde, moving toward Spica. The planet ends its retrograde motion July 7/8. Review the significance of its retrograde in this edition of Look Up!

Where's Mars?
Like Mercury and Venus Mars is too close to the Sun to be seen. Mars is in exact conjunction with the Sun in mid-April.

See Night Sky Info for more on each planet.


This lunar cycle, which ends April 10 is "a powerhouse lunar cycle that is packed full of relentless potent planetary aspects stimulating audacious action to create profound change in our lives ..." - Nick Fiorenza

Forgive, allow and be present.
Innocence and wisdom join hands.

Allow being.
Seek the quiet
and Listen.

- Jacqueline Lasahn / New Moon


Look Up! ... Look Within,
Susan Sun at The Night Sky