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Sun 02° Sagittarius 39' 24"
Moon 10° Aquarius 51' 18"
Mercury 24° Sagittarius 30' 11"
Venus 21° Scorpio 40' 08"
Mars 20° Libra 48' 28"
Ceres 16° Leo 32' 26"
Pallas 27° Aries 46' 23" 
Juno 21° Capricorn 41' 09"
Vesta 04° Scorpio 23' 38"
Jupiter 09° Scorpio 46' 18"
Saturn 27° Sagittarius 03' 34"
Chiron 24° Pisces 22' 10" 
Uranus 25° Aries 11' 09" 
Neptune 11° Pisces 28' 01"
Pluto 17° Capricorn 38' 05"
TrueNode 17° Leo 58' 28" 

Twelve Steps, Twelve Signs - Reprise

The moon is void of course right now. I'll have something to say about that at some point (when the Moon isn't void of course, of course), but for now, here's some info about void of course moons.

But right now,  I'm still winding my way through the old Esther & Son Website.  This was originally posted on in September of 1996.   Others have done similar comparisons.  Here's mine:

Twelve-Step recovery programs have received a great deal of attention in the past few years, even though the original program, Alcoholics Anonymous, has been around since the early 1930's. Different from so called "self-help" programs, Twelve Step groups use a set of spiritual principles which espouse the principle of helping others as a way to help oneself.

It is my understanding that many different spiritual disciplines were considered in the development of these steps, as well as the concept of a higher power. Great effort was taken to leave the understanding of this higher power up to the individual following the path to recovery. This was done to avoid any secular connotations, avoiding the issue of religion and moving directly to spirituality. Thus, although "working with others," is a basic tenet of twelve step spirituality, following an individual spiritual path to recover from addiction is essential.

The twelve steps have sometimes been paired with the twelve astrological signs as a method of better understanding what the essence of the spiritual lesson offered by each step of the Twelve Steps may be.

Here are our thoughts:

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable.

Aries: I must choose a path before I can follow the path.

2. Came to believe a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Taurus: In my aloneness, I am never alone.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.

Gemini: Decision is the thought that makes action effortless.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Cancer: I determine what I possess, learning what to keep, and what to let go of.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another Human Being, the exact nature of our wrongs.

Leo: When I see me in your eyes, then I know who I am.

6. Became willing to have God remove all these defects of Character.

Virgo: When my house is clean, I am free.

7. Humbly asked God to remove these defects of Character.

Libra: "I can, of mine own self, do nothing"

8. Made a list of all persons we have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

Scorpio: When I change what I do, I transform who I am.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them, or others.

Sagittarius: To believe the truth, I must tell you the truth.

10. Continued to take personal inventory, an when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

Capricorn: In my diligence and persistence, I maintain my freedom for all time.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.

Aquarius: To know is to know God.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these step, we tried to carry this message to other alcoholics and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.

Pisces: I am a spiritual being having a human experience.

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