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The Black Moon
A Sensitive Experience of the Soul's Potential in the Light of the Hamburg School Astrology
The Black Lights: the Black Moon and Black Sun axes in combination with the Moonnode axis, are part of the transpersonal dimension in the horoscope and symbolise the inherent soul’s mission brought into this life. They furnish the potential to decondition and represent the instruments to become what one already is in essence.
The Black Lights are mathematically calculated points and are deducted
from the position and distance of the Moon and Sun towards the Earth.
On the picture above we see the elliptic orbit of the Moon and the
(illusionary) elliptic orbit of the Sun around the Earth. Each elliptic
has two focuspoints: the Earth, world of matter and the Black Light
focus: the spiritual world. The position on the orbit where the Moon is
the furthest away from the Earth is called the Black Moon. The position
on the orbit where the Sun is the furthest away from the Earth is
called the Black Sun.
The Black Moon is in her apogee when she is the furthest away on her
orbit around the earth and where she could so to speak withdraw from
her fixed orbit and step out of it as it were to define het own way. At
this point the Moon has the least Moonquality of her structuring and
nurturing principle and is almost equal tot the Sun as an individual
star, authentic and original. The house position of the Black Moon in
the horoscope describes the area where one refuses to go along with the
conditional, mediocre and commonly accepted environmental cultural
The Black Moon is so to speak the steering device for one’s inner world
and impels to follow one’s own intuitive wisdom in order to go the
unique and individual path of one’s destiny. The Black Moon brings one
in connection with another dimension of one’s existence where one can
make the difference in one’s life. The house position is the area where
one can open up to a deep connection with the soul’s mission, passion
and fascination . This Black Moon potential generally does not manifest
itself fully before the second half of one’s life -save some
exceptional cases of course- when the personality has formed and made
itself suitable as an instrument for the soul’s purpose to realise its
destiny in this life.
A human being needs a firm developped personality in order to bring his light into the world.
Usually the Moon gets fertilised with the light of the Sun during the
personal New Moon period, and can begin to bear fruit around the
personal Full Moon period. Then slowly the awareness wakes up to make a
difference in the wold by connecting with the innate passion of the
Black Moon which often was felt as a child but who wasn’t prepared and
able yet to manifest in the world. First life experience is needed to ripen the
personality by repeating and adapting in the area where one is accepted
and approved by one’s surrounding and has great ease to perform. This
process occurs in the opposite position of the Black Moon on the Moon
orbit, called Priapus, after the Greek God of fertility, where the Moon
is the closest to Earth and where she has the utmost quality of
structuring and nursing, a Supermoon so to speak.
It is a known fact that when transit Pluto squares natal Pluto (so
called midlife crisis/opportunity in disguise) one is invited and
called upon to open up to the impulses of the Black Moon (according to
houseposition) where one has a loopclear awareness and vision that
needs to be connected with the proper life experiences in order to
integrate one’s spiritual heritage and be able to apply these unique
core qualities at the service of mankind in a non-personal, altruistic
The way to achieve this is represented by the Black Sun-Diamond axis,
the so called road of the Hero in combination with the Moonnode axis.
The Black Sun is the position on the Sun’s orbit that is the furthest
away from Earth. It is the open channel towards the Universe, where the
individual has not been conditioned. It is a naieve and creative force,
that needs to be channelled and given form in life. It is actually
around 12-12.5 degrees Cancer (it moves 1 degree every 72 years) and
the houseposition is determining. Opposite the Black Sun lies the
Diamond, which represents the area of the maximal realisable form into
matter which helps us unlock and manifest the hidden juwel of the Black
Moon and transform it to be of service to mankind.
As stated, the core quality of the Black Moon is indicated by house
position, whereas position in sign indicates the correlating
The Black Moon in the 10th house in the natal chart indicates that the
person has an inborn enhanced insight in social structures and the
quality and ability to become a key figure and make history on a
national and mundane scale by bringing on necessary changes in social
and moral value systems for the benefit of society and wellbeing of
mankind. It takes courage and dedication to do so and as we will see it
sometimes can become a very sensitive life experience, especially when
a personal sacrifice is made in fullfiling the soul’s mission.
I have the honour to present to you today my research on the position
of the Black Moon in the 10th house in the charts of several wellknown
public personalities in the field of power and politics and illustrate
with the 90 dial the remarkable and surprising connection with relevant
planetary pictures and personal points, according to the Hamburg School
I hope I will succeed to transmit and share with you today the result
of my findings, which is the first step of further research.
Published: 08 May 2008