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Sun and Moon are locked in the fiery embrace of Aries, but they are not alone.  At a time of world wide emergency, Chiron, the healer watches over them.    The body of the earth is in crisis, and because we are of the earth, our bodies are in crisis as well.  Only two weeks ago, at  the full Moon in  Pisces, the Sun was bathed in Neptune’s fog, a warning that the illness, which had sickened some, might soon become a pandemic. This is universal, and no amount of denial, will keep any community safe.   The earth has opened beneath our feet.

3/21/20 rock cleft *

photo: Bruce Lhuillier

The Sabian Symbol* for the new Moon is: ‘A Triangle with Wings:   The capacity for self-transcending…A NEW DIMENSION of being is envisioned mobilizing creative endeavors.’

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                                                        Three of Pentacles from the Thoth Tarot deck

If you look closely at this card you will see the symbols for Mars and Capricorn.  And indeed at this moment Mars is in the sign of Capricorn in the close company of Pluto, Jupiter and Pallas Athena.   Mars is considered ‘exalted’ in Capricorn, it works well in this sign.  Mars is the ruler of Aries.  It is in action (creative endeavors) that the human community may come through this with a deeper appreciation of how close we always are to death (Pluto), recognition of spirit (Jupiter) and deep wisdom (Pallas Athena).

New Moon in Aries 2020

We cannot love, honor and care for own human bodies more than we care for the body which is all of us,  the Earth.  In the picture below the Sun is setting on a quartz torso lying on a hilltop.  The beauty and vulnerability of the planet and our bodies is on the line.

3/21/20 Quartz body at sunset

                                         photo: Bruce Lhuillier

Chiron in Aries, says action must be taken to heal.  An injury has been sustained, now it must be mended by Chiron’s loving attention.  Chiron was a centaur who could heal everyone, but not his own wound.  The planetoid (?) Chiron was discovered in 1977,  recently  moved into Taurus (healing the earth).  People born between 1968 and 1976 have Chiron in Aries as our children born now.  Chiron in Aries children were born into a huge cultural turmoil which they had to navigate by themselves, like warriors (Aries).  Now we are back to a Chiron in Aries period where children will have to fend for themselves.  I think of all the refugee children separated from parents at the American border,  and there may be children who must care for adults during this epidemic.  Whatever the challenge, those born with Chiron in Aries, shake off their wounds and begin anew.  Chiron has the meaning of ‘hand’.  We heal by laying our hands on a wound.

3-21-20 hand on moss.jpgphoto: Bruce Lhuillier

This chart has many hopeful aspects to it, if we want to use them.  The proximity of Chiron to the seed of the Lunar cycle speaks of a wound, but at the same time of a healing presence.  Mars, the action we must take to stop the spread of this disease, is strong and eager to create new forms of healing.   Pluto and Jupiter in almost the same degree as Mars offer dismantlement of the old forms (Pluto) and reorganization (Saturn). Mars and Jupiter work well together and are a very creative combination.    I love the photo below, a ‘dead’ tree reveals an inner crystalline structure, a new form.

3/21/20 wood in crystalized form

                                            photo:Bruce Lhuillier

There is another very important pattern in this chart which offers the dynamic of creative solutions.   The New Moon and Chiron are in a square pattern to the Lunar Nodes.  The Nodes are in Capricorn and Cancer.  With North Node in Cancer effort must be made to take the organizational prowess of Capricorn and turn it towards the great maternal, family aspect of Cancer.   A business (Capricorn) which does not support the human needs  of its workers and consumers does not meet Cancer’s demands.  Too many businesses exist to support stock holders without regard for workers or customers and are now in free fall.   This chart offers many tools for ways to turn our pandemic into a higher state of consciousness.  It all depends on our outlook.  The Sun sets behind the wooden arch of a fallen tree.  The tree has taken the form of a horse’s head and neck.

3:21:20 cleft rock

photo: Bruce Lhuillier

 Aries

And now for Aries…For we have entered a new season, SPRING, as well as a new Lunar cycle.   Amelia Leonards has illustrated this constellation with her deep and powerful talents and intuitions as illustrator and story teller.

Aries-1200-1.jpg                                          painting: Amelia Leonards

The astrological year begins with the entry of the Sun into Aries,   The Sun is exalted in Aries and we can all feel the power of this fire dance.  There is thrust in Aries, a warrior and who does not hesitate to use his light saber to wake up the Northern Hemisphere.   Energy, sexuality, outward flowing and positive energy is everywhere around us.  We can see it as birds sing and preen, and in the crocus, who does not push away an oak leaf, but cuts right through the old leathery surface.  Wherever Aries is located in your chart is where you are energized, and unstoppable.   Sexual energy and anger belong to Aries, and they are often found in close proximity. Aries is also a deep commitment to justice, to our notions of what is right and wrong. The warrior relationship is based on trust between comrades, and the desire to prove one’s courage.   Aries rules the head. The ram who is the symbol of this constellation, goes head first into battle.   His planetary ruler is Mars, the god of war, but he represents vitality, stamina, ardor as well as military action.   The poet with a head on fire is an ancient symbol of creative inspiration.

*Sabian Symbols are verbal images for each degree of the Zodiac channeled by Laura Wheeler and transcribed by Marc Edmund Jones, revised by Dane Rudhyar.   http://www.mindfire.ca/.
 Sarah Fuhro      The Wisdom Tradition evolved over the centuries to address our deepest human needs. Sarah Fuhro is a practitioner of its many forms; including Astrology, Tarot, Flower Essences and Druidry. In addition to personal consultations, Sarah teaches workshops and private classes, offering both clients and students knowledge powerfully rooted in the past, presented in the language of the present.   For an appointment or to be notified of classes call 508 740 7039 or email her at sarahfuhro@gmail.com.
 Amelia Leonards works with watercolor and graphite to create fantastical imagery.  She draws upon world folklore, mythology and her imagination  to create pieces imbued with sensitive and emotive storytelling. Throughout her work you will find an emphasis on feminine and natural elements, along with a hefty dose of humor and antlers. https://www.amelialeonards.com  and https://www.etsy.com/shop/amelialeonards.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.

 

 

 

 

 

Interconnection

Virgo and Pisces are the physicians of the Zodiac.    You’re not surprised this chart for the full Moon has strong connection to the news which unites the world….contagion!   An epidemic says we are linked, in sickness and in health.  But how will be react to a crisis and the interconnection of our species?

IMG_2369photo: Bruce Lhuillier

Neptune who moves in  confusion, fog, disease, dreams and spiritual revelation is right on the Pisces Sun.  Doctor Virgo Moon across the chart is trying to keep things sanitary and under control.  How effective will she be.   She does get a lot of help from the orderly and effective Capricorn crowd.  Jupiter, Mars and Pallas Athene are lined up as public health workers.  Pluto says the old structure has to be cleared away.

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

This is a moment of deep signifcance seen in the symbolism of the astrological chart reflected on the earth’s surface.   The opposition of Sun and Moon at each full Moon is the challenge to dance into harmony. The expression of how the astrological pattern will play out is where we all come into this.

Full Moon in Virgo 2020

The Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Sun contains this promise :  ‘A TABLE SET FOR AN EVENING MEAL.    An indication that in the end and at the appointed time the individual’s needs will be met among those to whom he is linked by a spiritual (or biological) web of energies.   The significant element in this scene is not only the meal, but the fact that it is an “evening” meal. The Soul returns to its spiritual home at the close of the day-of-manifestation. There it finds that which renews and amply sustains; the happiness of the “beyond of existence” is experienced — if all has gone well. NOURISHMENT.’

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photo: Sarah Fuhro

Mercury

Mercury is the physician, the magician, the messenger and the thief.  He is found in one form or another in every gang of deities.  He is Hermes, and Thoth and Lugh, all associated with swiftness, deftness and communication.  Anyone who has tried to meditate, knows that Mercury is always present, and always transforming.

When Mercury is in an Air sign, Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, he is quick in thought and word, always one step ahead of the rest of the class.  When he is in Water, Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces, he has a good memory. You might think water would wash away memory, but instead stores it, just as pollution never leaves a stream.    Mercury in Fire; Aries, Leo and Sagittarius is intuitive and forceful. He may jump from subject to subject with a connection, which not everyone follows.   Mercury in Earth; Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn can be weighed down in facts, and what is absolutely true.  Speech may be slow and very thorough.  Mercury in Earth walks rather than flies.

Mercury Amelia

painting: Amelia Royce Leonards
Sarah Fuhro      The Wisdom Tradition evolved over the centuries to address our deepest human needs. Sarah Fuhro is a practitioner of its many forms; including Astrology, Tarot, Flower Essences and Druidry. For an appointment call 508 740 7039 or email her at sarahfuhro@gmail.com.  In addition to personal consultations, Sarah teaches workshops and private classes, offering both clients and students knowledge powerfully rooted in the past, presented in the language of the present.   
Amelia Leonards works with watercolor and graphite to create fantastical imagery.  She draws upon world folklore, mythology and her imagination  to create pieces imbued with sensitive and emotive storytelling. Throughout her work you will find an emphasis on feminine and natural elements, along with a hefty dose of humor and antlers. https://www.amelialeonards.com  and https://www.etsy.com/shop/amelialeonards.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.
*Sabian Symbols are images for each degree of the Zodiac channeled by Laura Wheeler and transcribed by Marc Edmund Jones, revised by Dane Rudhyar.   http://www.mindfire.ca/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Crescent in the Sky

crescent ice caligraphy .jpg          photo: Robert Fuhro 

New Moons and Old Moons are crescents, and here on a cold day is a crescent of ice  held over what looks like Arabic writing.  The beauty of the Earth repeats patterns in many ways.  The Astrological chart for the moment of the birth of the new Moon on Sunday contains a crescent in the pattern of the placement of the planets.   And here is the most amazing part of all: the exact center point of the arc is the degree of the new Moon, the place where Sun and Moon are located…4 degrees of Pisces!!

 

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The Sabian Symbol for the degree of the new Moon in Pisces is A Church Bazaar.   This  symbolizes the intertwine between what is considered ‘spiritual,’ and what is ‘material’ or even ‘commercial’!   Pisces has a strong connection with attempts to separate the spiritual from the material.  During the last two thousand years, the Age of Pisces, monasteries, hermitages, convents were a worldwide human concern.  People entered these institutions to separate themselves from the material world.   They are now largely disappearing as we move into a new Aquarian phase, where community is seen in an entirely different light.

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Mars and Uranus are the two ends of this crescent.  They are both in astrological signs which  belong to the Earth element.  So in astrological language they are ‘trine,’ which means they understand one another.   This gives us all a very good opportunity to direct energy towards recognizing our kinship to the Earth, and to direct energy towards some practical gift or effort we might make to our home.   This means that Uranus and Mars are in sync with the new Moon.   Take a moment to ask what beautiful and daring effort in your life might begin with this new lunar cycle.

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A beautiful photo from a newly returned traveler to Paris.  This image expresses some eternal yearning we have for perfection and beauty, the deep sigh of Pisces.

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Pisces

The finish, the end, the finale is found in Pisces.  This is the eternal, wet, foggy place of the zodiac.  It is here where Venus finds her exaltation, where Jupiter Lord of the high mountain, Olympus rules with Neptune of the deep sea. Nothing keeps form here, and all is expressed in contradiction, divinity and addlement.  For the two fish who symbolize Pisces demand choice: will you go this way or that way, are you male or female, are you feathered or finned?  This is the sign of the monastery and convent, of the ocean, of the dream.   Nothing will remain when you awaken from this dream.  And so you drink more, or search for a powder of power or a god or the source of a great river.  Pisces rules the feet, and we all know, ‘Wisdom comes through the feet.’  Pisces is also great compassion and sweetness, the tender release of all material forms, the end of battles for right and clarity.  And the soul is now in charge; plans and ambitions are forgotten, lost in the eternal swamp, where new life begins.  

Pisces-1200.jpg                                         Painting:(Pisces)  Amelia Royce Leonards
Sarah Fuhro      The Wisdom Tradition evolved over the centuries to address our deepest human needs. Sarah Fuhro is a practitioner of its many forms; including Astrology, Tarot, Flower Essences and Druidry. For an appointment call 508 740 7039 or email her at sarahfuhro@gmail.com.  In addition to personal consultations, Sarah teaches workshops and private classes, offering both clients and students knowledge powerfully rooted in the past, presented in the language of the present.   
Amelia Leonards works with watercolor and graphite to create fantastical imagery.  She draws upon world folklore, mythology and her imagination  to create pieces imbued with sensitive and emotive storytelling. Throughout her work you will find an emphasis on feminine and natural elements, along with a hefty dose of humor and antlers. https://www.amelialeonards.com  and https://www.etsy.com/shop/amelialeonards.
*Sabian Symbols are images for each degree of the Zodiac channeled by Laura Wheeler and transcribed by Marc Edmund Jones, revised by Dane Rudhyar.   http://www.mindfire.ca/.

 

Ice Crystal Ball                            photo: Robert Fuhro 

Leo Moon faces a tightly packed crescent of planets!  Leo is the fiery representative of the Sun but in lunar form, so we might feel both packed with energy and confused about where to put all that full Moon drive.   A full Moon in Leo is always opposite an Aquarian Sun, a weak place for the Sun to be located.  Sunday, the Moon has to do some of the Sun’s work.   And unless there is cloud cover, this is usually a brilliant Moon. The Moon will be at her closest point to the earth (perigee) on Saturday, so even more light and magnificence are projected for Sunday’s peak moment.

Sun Dragon Final no border                                           painting: Amelia Leonards

When the Leonic dragon Moon rises in your heart, in your stomach in your spine, how will you dance?   Aquarian Sun is full of new and strange ideas!   They are in exact opposition across the sky and the chart.   Leo Moon gives airy mental Aquarius the fuel to create new structures, new vessels from the tightly packed Capricorn crowd in the Sun’s neighborhood.   This is a cold season with a hot Moon, something has to melt!

Amelia’s beautiful painting is the perfect illustration of this combination of air, with herons in flight over a fiery dragon against the background of a very full Moon.

Full Moon in Leo 2020Just to ramp up the energy we have Mars in the fiery sign of Sagittarius and Eris, Aries’ wild and crazy sister in fiery Aries!   This means we have a fire ‘trine,’  a twirling pinwheel of light and energy.

twirling candle                      photo: Sarah Fuhro

What to do with all of this light, Fire, whirling energy and airiness?

Sun Full                                            painting: Amelia Leonards

Let’s talk about the Sun illustrated with falcons and heliotropic flowers circling the year’s turn.

There are animals: shrimps, fish, worms who have no eyes.  They live deep in the earth or the sea and never experience sunlight.  Eyes must be deeply connected to sunlight.  But we are told: ‘Never look at the Sun!  You’ll go blind!’ Only Falcon can fly between the Sun and the Earth and carry solar messages without burning his eye or his wings.  Falcon is Horus, is Hermes, is the Hawk of Dawn, one of the Oldest Animals. He is associated with healing…as the Sun is the ultimate healer.

The Sun’s journey creates the ‘ecliptic’, the route of the Sun through constellations we call the Zodiac! Sun never varies on that journey, moving back and forth from East to West each day and from North to South with the seasons.

Know where the Sun lodges over the year in your horizon. People who live close to the earth, like our ancestors, mark the Sun’s journey in stone and story.  Bring his rays at dawn and sunset into the stones of your circle, a favorite place in your garden or in a park or the woods near you. As the wheel of the year turns, and you return to meet the Sun at that marked place, he will be there, shining through a notch on the horizon or touching a sacred stone as marker.

Somewhere inside each of us is a flower that opens to face into the rays of the Sun.  For we too are Suns and our beams shine out to light up the world.  Find where the Sun is located in your astrology chart, for it gives you a clue to know where our most sacred efforts are directed.

Sarah Fuhro      The Wisdom Tradition evolved over the centuries to address our deepest human needs. Sarah Fuhro is a practitioner of its many forms; including Astrology, Tarot, Flower Essences and Druidry. For an appointment call 508 740 7039 or email her at sarahfuhro@gmail.com.  In addition to personal consultations, Sarah teaches workshops and private classes, offering both clients and students knowledge powerfully rooted in the past, presented in the language of the present.   
Amelia Leonards works with watercolor and graphite to create fantastical imagery.  She draws upon world folklore, mythology and her imagination  to create pieces imbued with sensitive and emotive storytelling. Throughout her work you will find an emphasis on feminine and natural elements, along with a hefty dose of humor and antlers. https://www.amelialeonards.com  and https://www.etsy.com/shop/amelialeonards.

A Council of Ancestors

‘A COUNCIL OF ANCESTORS IS SEEN IMPLEMENTING THE EFFORTS OF A YOUNG LEADER.’

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When you think of your ancestors, what image comes forth?   Is it genealogical, specific to you, or more universal, ‘a Council of Elders’ ?   Friday, as they rendezvous to begin a new lunar cycle,  the Sun and Moon will be in the degree of Aquarius, which carries the Sabian Symbol:  ‘A Council of ancestors is seen implementing the efforts of a young leader.   The whole past of mankind stands behind any individual effort, especially in times of critical decisions.’ *   A stone circle carries the best image of the Council of Ancestors I can imagine!

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photo: Clark Clements

 Interesting to me as an astrologer that both Dr King and Greta Thunberg were born with the Sun in Capricorn (the builder) and we are in a period of Capricorn energy with lots of players grouped in that constellation of structure and tradition.   We have come to a powerful place where the connection between racial and economic justice and environmental survival intersect.   Saturn and Pluto have made their exact conjunction and Jupiter is running to catch up with them.   Pluto clears the way….Saturn builds slowly and carefully and Jupiter adds a generous form of blessing!

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Aquarius, like Capricorn is ruled by Saturn.  But the planet Uranus is also part of this sign’s identity.  Uranus was discovered at the time of the French Revolution and ushered in the Rights of Man, and the Age of Reason.   Both concepts changed the way people think of ourselves and our role in the universe.  Uranus has a relationship to this new Moon, which will add unexpected events and excitement to whatever is under construction.  It may feel like this: You focus on a project which will take many steps to create, with Saturn’s steady beat you start the step by step project.  Suddenly, like a bolt from the sky, (Uranus) steps in and  changes your focus to an entirely new construction.  This may be a wonderful new project, or general confusion, a health crisis or a family emergency.   But it may also be a wild burst of inspiration, which will change your life forever.

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

Here is Aquarius from the imagination of Amelia Leonards.   And, as with Capricorn she gives us a clue as to the next sign, Pisces, the Fish!

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Aquarius the Water Bearer leads us to a new landscape, perhaps even a new planet!   This is a constellation located in a part of the sky called ‘The Sea.’   Neighbors are Cetus the Whale, Pisces the Fish, Eridanus the River and Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish. Despite the name and the company she keeps, Aquarius is an ‘Air’ sign, which gives a strange combination of wet and dry. Aquarius moves with wings, not fins. One of the first constellations identified in old texts, yet Aquarius is quite dim to us on earth now. Saturn rules this sign, with Uranus added to the mix, a deep connection to tradition  (Saturn) and to emerging human consciousness (Uranus).  Perhaps for this reason, Aquarius is closely associated with astrology, and technology, revolution and oddity.  Herons are a perfect Aquarian bird, for they hunt their food in water, yet never swim, or dive, but rather lift into the sky, and return home to nests on high trees over water.

Sarah Fuhro      The Wisdom Tradition evolved over the centuries to address our deepest human needs. Sarah Fuhro is a practitioner of its many forms; including Astrology, Tarot, Flower Essences and Druidry. For an appointment call 508 740 7039 or email her at sarahfuhro@gmail.com.  In addition to personal consultations, Sarah teaches workshops and private classes, offering both clients and students knowledge powerfully rooted in the past, presented in the language of the present.   
Amelia Leonards works with watercolor and graphite to create fantastical imagery.  She draws upon world folklore, mythology and her imagination  to create pieces imbued with sensitive and emotive storytelling. Throughout her work you will find an emphasis on feminine and natural elements, along with a hefty dose of humor and antlers. https://www.amelialeonards.com  and https://www.etsy.com/shop/amelialeonards.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.
*Sabian Symbols are images for each degree of the Zodiac channeled by Laura Wheeler and transcribed by Marc Edmund Jones, revised by Dane Rudhyar.   http://www.mindfire.ca/.

 

 

The Moon

The first full Moon in 2020 is at 20 degrees Cancer across from the Sun at 20 degrees Capricorn.  Perhaps our vision will improve and we will all have 20/20 eyesight at this precious moment.   6d1b3a3bde99b72a2a6d9b92b1b0628b

This full Moon is an eclipse visible in Europe, Asia and parts of Africa and Australia,  It’s a wee bit of an eclipse, penumbral, a thumbprint of the Earth upon her rim.   Last July we had a solar eclipse during the new Moon in Cancer.  This full Moon in Cancer is the manifestation of something which was born then.   If you look back to that time, what seed was planted, which has now sprouted into visibility?

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A FAMOUS SINGER IS PROVING HER VIRTUOSITY DURING AN OPERATIC PERFORMANCE.  The emotional reward accompanying cultural excellence.  This moment  invites us to focus upon  and stretch our skills.  What each of us creates now, has the potential for powerful depth and durability.

Abbaye en Broceliande BLphoto: Bruce Lhuillier     Abbaye en Broceliande

This is a moment of Capricorn building power.   We have the sun, Mercury, Ceres, Saturn and Pluto all lined up in that sign of manifestation.   Pluto’s contribution is the dire warning to construct on a firm foundation.  Saturn in Capricorn will build that structure to last over time.   Ceres says it must be in harmony with the earth.  Mercury and Sun in Capricorn shine upon our projects no matter how daunting they seem to us.

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I believe this full Moon in Cancer, when so many powerful planets are meeting in Capricorn is a breakthrough moment, much like  the story of Vortigen’s Tower.   Vortigen, a tribal chief of Britain had invited the Saxons to enter his lands to fight off the Scots and Picts.  He wanted to build a tower to protect himself, leaving his people to fend for themselves.   Each night the work of the tower fell down, and Vortigen’s magicians told him that the blood of a young boy who had no father must be sprinkled on the foundation.   They fetched Merlin, who was fourteen years old and had no father.   Merlin told the court: There is a pond under the tower’s foundation, and beneath it is a stone and below the stone are a pair of dragons, one red and one white.  When the builders dug down they found the pond and drained it, and came upon the great rock beneath.  When they pulled back the stone, two dragons flew up into the air, entwined.  One was Red and one was White.  As the dragons rose, Merlin started to cry; he fell upon his knees and began to prophecy.  As Merlin foretold, Vortigen was driven from his tower by the Saxons he had invited in to protect him from the Picts and Scots, and the history of Britain was changed forever.

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At each full Moon this year, Amelia Leonards and I will feature the planet or luminary who ‘rules’ that sign.  For the first full Moon of the year, we celebrate:

                          The Moon

Remember when you were the village Moon watcher?  You gave the shout, the sound of a horn, when the new Moon appeared in the evening sky, so all might begin again. Lunar cycles mark our days and hours.  All movement is in sync with currents emanating from a light in the sky. The Moon marks the time for ritual and holiday celebration.  Where the Moon resides in the Astrology chart is a place of flux, because the Moon transforms before our eyes, travels across the sky or disappears all together.  The Moon’s sign at our birth defines our emotional tenor.  Water, tides, formless to form, the Moon pulls the ocean and a woman’s blood days. Sea creatures respond to her magnetism deep within the sightless depths.  Cancer is the Moon’s home place, but her pleasure is in Taurus. Her feelings are reality; she never states the obvious. She is an eye, the observer who weeps and smiles, and the face of solace for the lonely.  Amelia Moon Full.jpg

The Moon:  painting by Amelia Leonards

Sarah Fuhro      The Wisdom Tradition evolved over the centuries to address our deepest human needs. Sarah Fuhro is a practitioner of its many forms; including Astrology, Tarot, Flower Essences and Druidry. For an appointment call 508 740 7039 or email her at sarahfuhro@gmail.com.  In addition to personal consultations, Sarah teaches workshops and private classes, offering both clients and students knowledge powerfully rooted in the past, presented in the language of the present.   
Amelia Leonards works with watercolor and graphite to create fantastical imagery.  She draws upon world folklore, mythology and her imagination  to create pieces imbued with sensitive and emotive storytelling. Throughout her work you will find an emphasis on feminine and natural elements, along with a hefty dose of humor and antlers. https://www.amelialeonards.com  and https://www.etsy.com/shop/amelialeonards.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.
Sabian Symbols are images for each degree of the Zodiac channeled by Laura Wheeler and transcribed by Marc Edmund Jones, revised by Dane Rudhyar.   http://www.mindfire.ca/.

On the Goat’s Horns

 

Ram rhyton in silverphoto: Sarah Fuhro

This morning at dawn, the day of the Solstice Sunrise, I saw the dark Moon crescent, a nail pairing of a Moon, shining in the brilliant sky.   How can such a tiny light eclipse the great power of the Sun?  How does something very small obliterate something very large?   How does the emotional, dark, lunar side of us, rise up and overcome the bright, logical, conscious solar side?  How do small vulnerable people or creatures exert pressure to make huge changes, Hobbits sent to conquer Sauron?   So it is with Moon and Sun at a solar eclipse.

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The new Moon is in a crowded room with many other players, all in the sign of Capricorn.  One pair, Saturn and Pluto  are about to meet in this sign. When this happens every thirty years,  change ripples out.   Saturn, who represents structure meets deep, transformational upheaval: Pluto.  They will have one exact meeting, January 12.  The Sabian Symbol for that meeting is: ‘A Woman Entering a Convent.’

Fount de St. Antoine BL.jpgphoto: Bruce Lhuillier

There is much more to be said about the moment of the new Moon.  We have the good fortune to be alive at this occasion of  cosmic  action.  The pot is stirred by the planet Uranus who is always delighted to inject the unexpected.  Uranus is in a close connection (trine) to Sun/Moon and Jupiter.   The solar eclipse, although not visible for those of us  located on the dark side of the earth, will be significant. Capricorn has everything to do with government and financial structures.  Mars, deep in his sign of Scorpio will add dark energy  in the mix for the Saturn Pluto conjunction.  Venus has an eye on Uranus. the asteroid Demeter is in partnership with the mysterious Neptune.  This is an oceanic moment in time.

green Ice

Since so much is happening in the constellation of Capricorn, let’s take a closer look at this sign of the zodiac.   This new Moon begins a series of extraordinary paintings by artist/illustrator Amelia Leonards.  She starts with the sign of Capricorn.

Capricorn Amelia .jpegpainting: Amelia Leonards

Capricorn

At first, what  we know of Capricorn appears to be above ground: visible, tangible, safe from Water’s dark mystery.  This is a sign dedicated to the very solid Earth element, yet the symbol of Capricorn is a goat with a fish’s tail.  Capricorn retrieves what was lost from sight in Scorpio’s dark waters.  At the moment of the Solstice, we celebrate the promise of light and vision felt in spirit form during the long nights of Sagittarius.  Manifestation is the power of this goat/fish.  Keenly aware of darkness, Capricorn climbs to a high point to observe the return of the Sun’s light. Guided by Saturn, who will not tolerate anything without form, Capricorn puts water into vessels in preparation for the next new Moon, the Water Bearer, Aquarius.

Sarah Fuhro

Sarah Fuhro      The Wisdom Tradition evolved over the centuries to address our deepest human needs. Sarah Fuhro is a practitioner of its many forms; including Astrology, Tarot, Flower Essences and Druidry. For an appointment call 508 740 7039 or email her at sarahfuhro@gmail.com.  In addition to personal consultations, Sarah teaches workshops and private classes, offering both clients and students knowledge powerfully rooted in the past, presented in the language of the present.   
Amelia Leonards works with watercolor and graphite to create fantastical imagery.  She draws upon world folklore, mythology, and copious amounts of chocolate to create pieces imbued with sensitive and emotive storytelling. Throughout her work you will find an emphasis on feminine and natural elements, along with a hefty dose of humor and antlers. https://www.amelialeonards.com  and https://www.etsy.com/shop/amelialeonards.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.
Sabian Symbols are images for each degree of the Zodiac channeled by Laura Wheeler and transcribed by Marc Edmund Jones, revised by Dane Rudhyar.   http://www.mindfire.ca/.

 

 

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