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Eros Transits Phanes- Nov-Dec 2006


Eros Through Libra

"Beauty awakens the soul to act.” --Dante Alighieri

Crossing the Aries point at ZeroLibra, EROS enters the AIR sign of Libra on the 2nd of November and travels forward until entering Scorpio on the 7th of December. During this time, it traverses the "Via Combusta" or "Fiery road" between 15 Libra and 15 Scorpio. For more information on this area of the zodiac, read the details under Via Combust . This period also sees the the trine with the Chiron on the 7th of November at 5 Libra - Aquarius , the conjunction with Juno on the 9th of November @ 6 Libra, and the trine of Eros & Neptune on the22nd of November @ 17 Libra - Aquarius. Check the ephemeris below and see where these transits fall in your natal chart! Also read about Eros decans and the constellation of Libra.

What does this mean, to have EROS wearing the glamorous robes of JUSTICE and socially significant relationships? As the god of erotic love expresses here, what inner and outer events will arise? What changes will be made?

Mystic Medusa My friend and colleague, Mystic Medusa, has offered some apt phrases for Eros in Libra this month. Some of these themes are explored further in the text.

  • Eros in Libra is like beautiful architecture & love that cannot be--because one is too elegant & values the social networks too much--so it is channeled into Art instead.
  • Seduces through sophistication, through understated taste.
  • The Trophy Wife/the Official Catch.
  • Subtle as hell. Cannot bear vulgarity.
  • Eros in Libra a great foil for all the Scorpio stuff!  
  • People getting off on being torn between two lovers.
  • Enjoying the game, the chase & the rituals of seduction...
  • Lots of older women/younger men energy.
  • Perfume magic & love spells when trines Neptune!  
  • Eros-Chiron – seducing your doctor? Healing sexual hurts?

Rudhyar did not see Libra so much as a symbol of “balance” but as a reference to the procedure by which an individual contribution to the community is weighed. It is a social sign, most concerned with human interactions. He said, If Libra refers to the ARTS and to LOVE it is because art is the crystallization of social patterns of fellowship and the “love of companions” is the essences of unrestricted sharing and the availability of each to all. LIBRA is also about esthetics and image! The rulership of Venus underscores the propensity to relate with others objectively, expressing artistic appreciation, civility, and the sharing of beauty, truth and light.

The natural seat of Libra is the seventh house, the domain of personal one-to-one relationships, committed partnerships, cooperation, equality or open adversity. Like the symbol of the scales, Libra weighs and measures each experience, expressing beliefs in diplomatic and congenial ways. The accent is on relationships with a social purpose.

Social filters aside, if pressed, Libra becomes the devil’s advocate and can debate with a detached wrath often underestimated. They can feel a justification in being "cruel to be kind". Libra’s soft and agreeable outer nature cloaks a fierce and potent will. Most of the time, that will is hidden behind civilities, though not always. Libra’s resources include an objective and astute mind, fluid and refined communication skills, sociability, enthusiasm for artistic expression, beauty and creativity, the desire to share and a commanding faculty to initiate and take charge.

Libra is ruled by VENUS, goddess of love, art and union. Co-ruling Taurus, this planet oversees esthetics, harmony, refinement, affection, attraction, union, cooperation, values and unity. It is Libra’s connection with Venus that adds an appreciation of sensuality and culture to this sign, making it the most social and gregarious of the air triad. Libra also has the airy qualities of objectivity and intellectual perception that keeps it from getting lost in the senses or stuck in pragmatic affairs. Libra is idealistic, with a vision as romantic and rarefied as the goddess of love herself.

Libra by HOUSE is an area of life where we need to share our ideals, socialize, experience beauty and refinement and accommodate to the needs of others so we may have ongoing relationships and unions. The finely tuned balance between self-direction and collaboration must be found and expressed through ideas, companionship and artistic creation. This sign says I balance, and it must fill in all the blanks: I balance what? Libra is concerned with the formation of relationships that lead to the symmetry between the I consciousness and the' we' consciousness. With EROS traveling here, that ' we' consciousness is going to get erotic!

Any personal one-to-one experience can wake this Eros up including dinners out, counseling sessions, animated discussions or strategy games like chess. The important ingredients are company, esthetic beauty and social significance. This is not to say that Eros in Libra will never enter into a taboo relationship, get roaring drunk or use coarse language. It just means it will not be comfortable afterwards. One of the challenges of Eros is to break through the boundaries of superficial propriety and cultural norms to find out what lies underneath. This is a messy business for Libra!

Libra, like all the air signs, is not very cozy with the coarser side of passion. They like the body as a work of art, a Michelangelo’s David, but not so much as a sweating and churning and bleeding organism. They may not be completely prepared to get their hands dirty, metaphorically or otherwise. Libra wants to stay with the pure beauty of nature and not enter the devouring realm of merging flesh and tormented longings where reason holds no sway.

Eros weaves the souls of his victims in such a way that they are seared together and reshaped with molten templates. Returned to themselves, they are no longer what they were before. Libra resists the twisting and the searing episode and would much rather walk hand in hand through a meadow full of flowers, preferably daisies--not narcissus. When Eros finds himself in this sign, he must break through the natural reluctance to embrace these base and nether world themes.

Where will EROS in Libra transit in your natal chart? What planets and points will be contacted? (See my article on the AP for info on crossing of the Zero Degree Aries Point!) These areas highlight the inner and outer experiences that want to awaken. Will you welcome Eros here and open to the passions of this god?


Those with natal, progressed or Draconic planets at CRITICAL degrees of the the Cardinal signs—0, 13 &26—may notice the transit of Eros over theses points particularly as matters come to a head.


It may be mentioned that these influences (decanates) are real and actual in their natures, quite as much so as those of the signs.

--Alan Leo

The elements of the signs are divided into decans, or divisions of 10 degrees. There are several traditional ways to assign the decanates--the following being my favorite. Here each sign is divided into three lots of 10 degrees, the first taking on the nature of the sign itself. The second decan takes on qualities of the next sign in its element and the third taking on the subsequent sign of its element. The sub-rulers, and their aspects to other planets and the original sign ruler, are always important to consider.
0 to 9' 59 Libra:LibraEasy going, with a cultivated and gentle nature. Nothing course or raw here. Sensual and artistic; social and attracting. Doesn’t like to do things alone. Needs to express creativity.

10 to 19' 59 Libra: AquariusThis decan enhances the love of freedom, revolution and experimentation. Can be a rebel yet hates to upset the apple cart. Mind powerful and fixed. More stubborn; less vacillating . Unusual art. Loves a triangle.

20 to 29 59' Libra: GeminiThis decan brings a refreshing mutability and lively mental approach. Intuitive yet extremely restless in nature. Finds it hard to decide; easy to bolt. Creative writing strong. Must learn to express the feelings.

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Coyloxauiqui Eros in Aspect to the Zero Degree AriesAries Point

Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind. Why this has to happen, we do not know; the work of Eros is precisely this.-- Sigmund Freud

The Aries point, or vernal equinox in the tropical zodiac, is a NODE. It marks the place where the sun crosses the equatorial plain going north. Think of it as a Sun/earth node, as opposed to the commonly used Lunar nodes which involve the Sun/earth/Moon).

In the Uranian system, the Aries Point, or AP, isn't just zero degrees of Aries. It also links to zero degrees of all the cardinal signs. Every chart—natal, progressed or horary—has the AP at exactly the same zero degrees, yet each chart will be unique as to house placement and planet contacts. Eros apsecting the AP certainly adds spice, energy and the potential for transformation!

The AP represents a movement from an inner quality to an outer manifestation. It orients us towards the world at large—society, public events and all relationships propelled from the individual to the collective. When a planet or point conjuncts the AP the nature and energy drive of that planet has the added thrust or urge to express collectively. It may also represent what the public at large recognize most readily in us, or remember us for.

Eros in Aspect to the AP suggests that ones passionate desire for erotic transformation is noticed by the collective. It is difficult to hide! Taboo relationships tend to become public, hidden projects burst onto the scene and suddenly the most intimate details of life become public property. Society will see the potent energy as tantalizing or threatening, according to their own cultural conditioning.

Actors, like Errol Flynn and Marilyn Monroe, who are remembered more for their erotic nature than their actual performance skills exemplify an Eros/AP contact. It adds charisma, charm and intensity, making it difficult to go unnoticed. Where is 0 Degrees of Libra in your natal chart? That's the area of life you may express this energy.

Please feel free to share your view about this conjunction on the forum.

ViaCombust Via Combust   

“…to ignore the Via Combusta is a mistake." Barbara Watters

Eros will be crossing the Via Combust between November 19th and the 26th of December. In the tropical zodiac, the area between 15 Libra and 15 Scorpio is called the “Via Combusta” or Fiery Way. It is considered hazardous in horary charts, especially if the Sun, Moon or Ascendant is found there. The only safe place, the only protected degrees, are the fixed star Spica at 23 Libra and the fixed star Arcturus at 24 Libra. These beneficial stars negate the deleterious effects of the Via Combusta.

This is not to say that having a natal planet or point in the Via Combust Way always equates with disaster. Of course it does not. It is a point to watch with transits, being mindful more of the “tricky” than difficult, more of the disruptive than the out and out dangerous. It can be like an area of sudden surprise, insight and sometimes disruption. With Eros traversing this part of the zodiac, (and Jupiter there too) it is good to keep our eyes open if a planet or point is activated.


Chiron Eros & Chiron

Seducing your doctor? Healing sexual hurts? --Mystic Medusa

Eros & Chiron transits can feel earthy and tangible. They ignite inner emotions containing compassion, audacity, conviction and the desire to dare. When Chiron awakes, so does the wise counselor, teacher of heroes. A prolonged transit to this point can expose deep wounds as well as the deeper understanding required to heal them.

Not infrequently, this transit links with a time of exploring past hurts and patterns of behavior effecting the ability to relate. Delving into these lesions can bring about insights and perceptions that lead to change. The partner, lover, friend or therapist can take on the role of faithful companion, accompanying the individual into areas of unexplored trauma.

This transit may also signify the appearance of an individual that enters the life as a teacher or guide, offering a course of study, suggesting a relevant book or simply being open to communicate on an earnest level. We may be incline to fall in love with this mysterious guru. Certainly, with Chiron involved, a physical attraction may be likely. (understatement) Long term transits usually indicates more than a brief encounter, although the experience is prone to be heart felt, regardless of the duration.

Juno & IrisEros & Juno

Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss in the cup,
And I’ll not look for wine.
--Ben Jonson

When Eros touches Juno by transit, she is likely to get the shivers. Not opposed to love and union, an awakened Juno may go out looking for the perfect match, a partner to spend the rest of her life with. What she does, if she finds Eros instead, is not totally clear.

Juno may be reticent to take the risks implied in an Eros encounter. She may find the taboo nature of the god difficult to honor and the extreme intensity overwhelming. Dedicated and steadfast, the roller-coaster ride of Eros may make the matronly Juno feel sick to her stomach.

What Juno wants is a commitment but with Eros involved, that may be a big ask. This could ignite the raging side of Juno, bringing up feelings of frustration, jealousy and demand. She may also be incline to enact righteous retribution on those she feels have transgressed, or are the products of a transgression.

A prolonged transit from Eros to Juno could indicate a confrontation with these conflicting issues: trust, integrity, freedom, commitment, jealousy, vengeance. This may coincide with the opportunity to experience these dynamic feelings through the presence of another: a tantalizing person that opens the door to divine, but not necessarily permanent, love.

Neptune Eros & Neptune

Perfume, magic & love spells! --Mystic Medusa

So the lively force of his mind has broken down all the barriers, and he has past far beyond the fiery walls of the world, and in mind and spirit has traversed the boundless universe. --Lucretius

When the god of numinous spirit and the god of love land on a personal planet, generally one is a goner. If this transit manifests at all in the conscious awareness, it drowns us in a sea of unity with the divine, lifting us so far above the mundane matters of the world we can see only the immortal beloved. Usually we feel rather romantically incline, if not helplessly head over heals in love.

What may be going on is a reminder call about the spiritual world, about the inner experience of the ineffable. This can rarely be processed in any rational or personal way but is readily scooped up into a projection of longing for the usually unobtainable other. Hopelessly impossible relationships dangle between people who have little or no chance of being with each other in any conventional sense of the word. The mystery of it all is that this does not seem to matter.

What matters are the feelings evoked. Quite possibly, there will be times when these feelings far surpass any sensation ever experienced before, defying translation into rational forms of communiqué. The awakening may seem based on tremendous sensual and sexual attraction yet the results can be a peak or religious experience. With this contact, the spirits leave the bodies and mingle together in a world impossible to 'know'.. The relationship takes place in that ‘other realm’ where everything merges into one continuum of energy and light. This is not an ordinary infatuation, this is communion with the god.

Of course, the 'other' will be mortal and in that sense, ordinary. The odds of disappointment are very high and along with the enrapture of this contact comes the concurrent pain, disappointment and grief. If we are willing to have the whole experience, without skimping on the accompanying sense of loss and disconnection, the results can be magnificent. What can eventuate is a very real contact with the inner divinity and when that is offered through the beloved, who would say no?

Eros Ephemeris
From Swiss Ephemeris
Positions of Eros

02 Nov 2006  |  0 li  1     - 2°32 |
03 Nov 2006  |  0 li 55     - 2°59 |
04 Nov 2006  |  1 li 49     - 3°26 |
05 Nov 2006  |  2 li 42     - 3°53 |
06 Nov 2006  |  3 li 36     - 4°20 |
07 Nov 2006  |  4 li 29     - 4°47 |
08 Nov 2006  |  5 li 23     - 5°14 |
09 Nov 2006  |  6 li 16     - 5°41 |
10 Nov 2006  |  7 li  9     - 6°08 |
11 Nov 2006  |  8 li  3     - 6°34 |
12 Nov 2006  |  8 li 56     - 7°01 |
13 Nov 2006  |  9 li 49     - 7°27 |
14 Nov 2006  | 10 li 41     - 7°53 |
15 Nov 2006  | 11 li 34     - 8°20 |
16 Nov 2006  | 12 li 27     - 8°46 |
17 Nov 2006  | 13 li 19     - 9°12 |
18 Nov 2006  | 14 li 12     - 9°37 |
19 Nov 2006  | 15 li  4     -10°03 |
20 Nov 2006  | 15 li 56     -10°28 |
21 Nov 2006  | 16 li 48     -10°54 |
22 Nov 2006  | 17 li 40     -11°19 |
23 Nov 2006  | 18 li 32     -11°44 |
24 Nov 2006  | 19 li 23     -12°09 |
25 Nov 2006  | 20 li 15     -12°34 |
26 Nov 2006  | 21 li  6     -12°58 |
27 Nov 2006  | 21 li 58     -13°22 |
28 Nov 2006  | 22 li 49     -13°47 |
29 Nov 2006  | 23 li 40     -14°11 |
30 Nov 2006  | 24 li 31     -14°34 |
01 Dec 2006  | 25 li 21     -14°58 |
02 Dec 2006  | 26 li 12     -15°22 |
03 Dec 2006  | 27 li  2     -15°45 |
04 Dec 2006  | 27 li 53     -16°08 |
05 Dec 2006  | 28 li 43     -16°31 |
06 Dec 2006  | 29 li 33     -16°53 |
07 Dec 2006  |  0 sc 23     -17°16 |


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LibraLibra Libra

The Sign of Libra is symbolized by the scales, the only inanimate object in the zodiac. Oddly also is Libra’s fluctuating arrival into the order of the constellations. To the ancient Greeks, there was no Libra but instead, 60 degrees of Scorpio! Yet before, in Babylon and after, in Rome, there was the current 30 degrees of each sign, including Libra! Goddess, make up your mind!

Libra was said to be “created” from the ancient Scorpion's claws by the Romans, though as early as 2000 BCE, the constellation of Libra was associated with the judgment of the living and the dead in Babylonia. Here, Zabanitu, who represented the Scales, weighed souls of the deceased. The Sumerians called Libra Zi-Ba An-Na - 'the Balance of Heaven'.

The Greeks merged the stars of Libra into Scorpio and the presence of the scales was not again recorded until they suddenly (and mysteriously) reappeared in Roman times. In between, these stars were seen as the Scorpion's claws, but the image of the scales was recognized elsewhere, perhaps Mesopotamian in origin. Sometimes the Scales are seen placed in the right hand of Virgo, represented by Astraea, the Starry Goddess. Astraea or Virgo was seen as linking the constellations of Virgo and Libra…Libra making a bridge between Virgo and Scorpio. The symbols certainly resonates with this concept.

An origin myth of Libra: Astraea used to live among mortals during the golden age of mankind, Saturn’s age. In the pans of her great golden scales, she carefully weighed the positive and negative deeds of men and women, thereby deciding their many different fates. After a time, (and after Saturn’s age) Astraea became disturbed by the actions of her people. Without warning, she abandoned them, returning to the heaven to joining Demeter as the constellation of the Virgin Goddess. She left in such a rush, her scales fell behind. Out of fear, and honor, the Romans created the constellation of Libra from the ancient Scorpion's claws so that The Scales would always be nearby Astraea in the sky.

Eventually the stars of Libra came to represent the Golden Chariot of Pluto. The Egyptians also saw Libra as a set of scales, one in which the human heart was to be weighted after death, "the Scales of Justice."

In India, the constellation was called Tula, meaning "a balance," showed a man bent on one knee, holding the scales.

The ancient Chinese called the constellation Show Sing, "the Star of Longevity," but later generation changed the name to Tien Ching, meaning "the Celestial Balance."


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