SHENJIVA
A Journal of Inner Work and Therapeutic Arts
Immanence and Identity in Plural Personality
Richard Dagan

Accessing the 9th harmonic...
Where are we going?

9-13 September 2013

These are charts of the 9th harmonic: Heliocentric at upper left, sidereal at lower left, and geocentric below. Click to enlarge.

9th Harmonic Horoscope, Heliocentric.

9th Harmonic Horoscope, Geocentric.

9th Harmonic Horoscope, Sidereal (Hindu/Lahiri).

According to Barbara Pijan, D-9 deals with the "field of psychic expectation [in] matters of relationships with other humans [involving] marriage, unions, intimate psychological and emotional bargains [and the] core relationship of the human being with the Divine Presence -- manifest via the partner". This is commonly thought to refer to the spouse, and some think of it in terms of the "soul mate". In my experience, it goes to the relationship with divine immanence, a very specific focus manifested in response to traumata.

Navamsha shows the psycho-emotional experiences in a person's life, initiated through relationships, which interpenetrate and color events on the material plane. [...] All of life's truly meaningful events (for good or ill) are trauma-triggered through the navamsha.

Looking again at the Novile family of aspects, interpretations vary but all seem to go to matters pursuant to the XIth House and psychospiritual implication, self-development by challenge, as if fated or destined, realization, redemption, drives to creativity and completion, constrictive forces serving as catalyst to change. John Sandbach reads the novile to signify energy we are fostering, that we need to make part of ourselves.

In the three 9th-harmonic horoscopes presented above, there are many instances of novile-family aspects. Despite the positional differences, all three charts show similar dynamics and specifics. There are variances, of course, but each chart has provided new avenues of insight, as have the following aspect combinations.

9th Harmonic Novile Aspects
HeliocentricSiderealGeocentric
Quadronovile Chiron - AMUN
Pholus - AMUN
ADITI - Asbolus
Venus - Mars
Jupiter - Pluto
Pallas - Vesta
Chariklo - Asbolus
Venus - Mars
Mars - Vertex
Jupiter - Pluto
Pallas - Vesta
Chariklo - Asbolus
Uranus - Vertex
PoF - *Polis
Bi-Novile Saturn - Ceres
Juno - Nephthys
Pholus - PTAH
AMUN - PTAH
Venus - Uranus
Mars - Uranus
Sun - Pluto
Persephone - PTAH
Venus - Uranus
Mars - Uranus
Sun - Jupiter
Sun - Pluto
Novile Earth - Neptune
Moon - Neptune
*Thuban - Neptune
Persephone - ADITI
Mercury - Venus
Mercury - Uranus
Ceres - Pallas
Chiron - Pholus
*Thuban - Uranus
*Thuban - AC
AMUN - PTAH
Mercury - Venus
Mercury - Uranus
Ceres - Pallas
*Thuban - AC
AMUN - PTAH

JUNO

JUNO presents with special importance in all three charts. I have some difficulty writing this paragraph, because my previous correlation of JUNO with Hera has led me to restrict interpretation to representation of the stabilizing and egalitarian matrix in which the gestalt evolves. But now I think, more closely derived from the Etruscan UNI, JUNO represents the integrity of the process, the capacity to overcome differences in appreciation of the underlying unity of all creation.

In the radix, JUNO Virgo is found between Saturn and Mars, part of a kite formation with apex at the Part of Identity and Zuben Eshamali in Scorpio, Moon in Taurus at base, Nephthys and Poseidon as the Capricorn wing. Radical squares to the Taurus and Virgo complements of this kite describe the buildup-breakdown cycles we work through in gestalt identity. The ninth harmonic charts seem to make this very clear.

Some believe that every woman had her own protecting or guardian spirit called the juno.
As Micha F. Lindemans tells us:

In Roman mythology, the genius was originally the family ancestor who lived in the underworld. Through the male members he secured the existence of the family. Later, the genius became more a protecting or guardian spirit for persons. These spirits guided and protected that person throughout his life. Every man had a genius, to whom he sacrificed on birthdays. It was believed that the genius would bestow success and intellectual powers on its devotees. Women had their own genius, which was called a juno. The juno was the protector of women, marriage and birth. It was worshipped under many names: Virginalis (juno of the virgin), Matronalis (of the married woman), Pronuba (of the bride), Iugalis (of marriage), etc. Juno was also the name for the queen of the gods. However, not only individuals had guardian spirits: families, households, and cities had their own. Even the Roman people as a whole had a genius. The genius was usually depicted as a winged, naked youth, while the genius of a place was depicted as a serpent.

Others argue that genius applied to both male and female.3  The concept of the juno is nonetheless of interest to me inasmuch as it may be taken to represent the vital force and protective shield of the intrapsychic procreative process, under aegis of JUNO.

Though dealing more with singularity and issues of interpersonal partnership, Nick Anthony Fiorenza describes Juno astrology and potential psychological issues with insight also applicable in plural personality when he writes that "whatever issues surface" in the course of relationship, the mature Juno fosters growth and change "in mutual support and unconditional love". He also presents a beautiful painting of Juno and Jupiter, by Gavin Hamilton, capturing a distinctly numinous quality.