and the Implications of Its Satellite Position
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We already discussed the two groups of planets on either side of Earth (18.3). We saw that the three inner planets always stick together as an indivisible unity on their journey along the sky. They are not in conflict with each other and remain connected to the light of the Sun. In the vision of Plato, they represent the Beautiful (Venus), the True (Mercury) and the Good (the Sun).
All that we have discovered so far about this New Moon indicates that a disturbance of health is caused by a weak influence of the ‘Es’ in comparison with that of the ‘Ich’. In that sense, illness could be regarded as a distortion of the unity, as a form of separation.
The ‘Es’ will always attempt to maintain or restore the unity. Yet this does not happen through the use of will-power, nor through any other form of Self activity, but in a natural way.
Welfare and well-being
From the foregoing, we may conclude that both sides of the Moon, one visible and the other invisible to us, have their own function. Both look after our interests: the Full Moon promotes our welfare, the New Moon our well-being. Each will do this from its own position, with its own methods and its own supporting planets behind it.
The Moon and the Es-planets
figure 22.13 The ‘Es’ behind the New Moon
The New Moon is not very conspicuous in the sky. She is hardly visible. By analogy, the voice of the ‘Es’ is only audible as a whispering voice within ourselves. Her influence is less obtrusive, but also less re-active and consequently less dependent on specific situations, less incidental. That is why the ‘Es’, apart from all fleeting truths and forms of beauty, also represents more lasting values. Their influence will be felt over a much longer time span.
The incoming and outgoing conjunctions
In the horoscope chart, this minimal appearance of the Moon is reflected in the incoming and outgoing conjunctions between the Moon and the Sun. The incoming conjunction is in the process of casting off old forms, consciously or unconsciously. The outgoing conjunction is always open (consciously or unconsciously) to new vibrations, influences and inspiration.
Again, this does not imply any value judgment. The old does not necessarily equal something negative, nor does the new automatically signify something positive. Both conjunctions merely indicate that in this constellation, the old is no longer functional and the new is not yet functional.