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A stream begins in a spring underground.  The water bubbles up, and  follows a path where it becomes meshed with water from other sources. A river forms and then a human settlement is built around the river.  The city benefits from the river, but the water becomes polluted.  New sources of water are found at a distance, and soon the whole world is both connected and messed up!

Old Mill waterfall BL .jpg photo: Bruce Lhuillier

Gemini is about duality, a Mercury driven sign. Gemini Moon in a birth chart marks the tendency to scatter emotions, or to verbalize rather than feel when anxious. With a Gemini full Moon, there is always something to think about, a new idea to explore. We may all feel a special Gemini lunacy when the mind is busy at work trying to juggle contradictory concepts like hope and despair.  The United States was founded at the moment of a Gemini Moon.  We are a nation based upon the word ‘freedom’ with an economy dependent on slavery.

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

But wait!  Mercury is much more than a crazy maker.  He once was the messenger of the gods, the magician, the healer, the guide at the cross roads, Thoth, Hermes, Merlin.  He moves between our every day reality, and an enchanted vision of the material world. As my head spins with this full Moon, as my heart beats faster, I try to breath deeply and slowly, until it all slows down.  Then I begin to feel the warmth of the Sun in Sagittarius, and the magical breath of Mercury.

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Every full Moon in Gemini bathes in the light of a Sagittarius Sun.  While Gemini is a perfect expression of the Air element, Sagittarius is the Fire we need to keep us warm until the moment the Sun returns to the Northern Hemisphere at the Solstice.  Sagittarius is noted for optimism, a basic belief that the Universe is benign.  Both Tarot cards which represent Gemini and Sagittarius feature an angel.  The card for Gemini is The Lovers and shows the archangel Raphael, the healer.   The Lovers is called ‘the Choice card.’  Gemini energy is sometimes distraught with the weight of a decision.

The Lovers

The Lovers  Smith-Waite Tarot deck

The card for Sagittarius is Temperance, with the archangel Michael as as he pours from chalice to chalice, a soul from body to body.

Temperance

Temperance Smith-Waite tarot deck.

When the Gemini Moon and Sagittarius Sun come together, everything seems possible, but tenuous.  Air and Fire create warm flames to warm us in a cold season. These signs are called ‘mutable,’ and they express joy and sorrow around constant change.   Sagittarius honors the sacred nature of all things. Gemini is enthralled with possibility and mental movement.  May they nourish us with hope and vision.

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.   sarahfuhro@gmail.com.
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.

 

The Swan

mute swans

The swan moves closer

to her reflection, swivels,

to see her full image.

 

She admires the perfection

of her white and black form

as she rotates under the Sun.

 

The reeds hold her picture

in their green-brown folio,

where water and earth meet.

 

The swan knows

there is more,

but leaves that for later.

 

poem, Sarah Fuhro

photo Robert Fuhro

Owl Eyes

Owl on pine tree

photo: Robert Fuhro   Barred Owl

AN OLD OWL SITS ALONE ON THE BRANCH OF A LARGE TREE.

The Owl flies through the night and doesn’t bump his head.   The New Moon for tomorrow ‘suggests the possibility of developing a wisdom beyond tragedy, a peace and poise beyond conflict.’  That is what the Sabian Symbol (verbal image for each degree of the Zodiac) says about the location of the Sun and Moon in Sagittarius.   The owl’s  ‘eyes see what men normally fail to perceive. He represents that consciousness which is active where the processes of life normally escape the attention of the personal ego and its intellect.’

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By delicious chance, the meeting of Sun and Moon takes place very close to the asteroid, Pallas Athena,  she who is represented by an owl, and who personifies wisdom.  Some say that Athena is associated with owls because she is a descendent of the snake and bird goddesses who came before her.  She might be a link to a very ancient wisdom of human and animal connection.  Wise people are trying to reestablish this connection, to listen to animals, to remind us that we are not separate from other species.  Buried within us is the same consciousness which guides the owl through the forest at night.   

New Moon in Sagittarius 2019This new Moon begins the month of Elder/Ruis!   Elderberries and Elderflower make strong medicine to keep the immune system active and healthy.  Symbolically the tree represents regeneration.  When wounded, Elder regrows branches quickly.  Ruis represents the end that must come before the new beginning.  During this lunation the winter solstice will take place,  a deep turn from dark to light and from light to dark on the earth.  The dark and light aspect of the planet is a huge treasure chest of possibility.   When we consider the owl who flew into the dark woods, he gives us a clue that there is more than one kind of vision and more than one kind of light.  

Solstice Ritual 2016 BL .jpg photo: Bruce Lhuillier

This particular new Moon offers a treasure…by way of a very dynamic relationship to the planet Uranus, we are promised a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  How to feel the energy of the owl who sees with inner eyes, to understand how wealthy we are?   This Moon also promises an alchemical fire which creates new elements deep within the earth.  Find something that worries you, and holds you prisoner to its discomfort.   In the next three days, that dark concern will finish.  By searching the dark instead of the light a new solution may appear.

 

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/.
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.   sarahfuhro@gmail.com.
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.

 

Sticks mark the journey of the Sun on a late October day.  The path to the faerie house is also a calendar of the year.   Each white stone might be a full Moon!  A vision of a magical realm conjures the magic of Sun and Moon.   The Moon loves the sign of Taurus, perhaps because she loves the Earth who is at the heart of Taurus…..

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

A woman draws away two dark curtains which close the entrance to a sacred pathway...this is the Sabian Symbol* for the Scorpio Sun at this moment of full Moon.   We can enter when ‘we plunge ahead into the unknown,‘ if we can move beyond dualistic thoughts.  The full Moon always gives us the opportunity to experience a polarity….the Sun and Moon opposite one another, the Sun casting light on the Moon’s face, as he sets and she carries that light into the night sky!  This is a polarity where we let go of any need to chooses sides!

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

The High Priestess,  the Moon in the Tarot deck sits between the the two columns of black and white.  Waxing and waning Moons adorn her full Moon on her headdress.  Behind her a curtain displays female and male symbols.  She is the Moon with the law in her lap, the four directions and four elements on her breast.  Her power is her position.  She is potent between the polarities of dark and light, male and female.

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We draw closer and closer to the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto, and notice these planets  are in relationship to this full Moon/Sun.  The conjunction will be exact on January 12.   I think a party is in order.

full MOon in Taurus 2019

Saturn urges responsibility for what we create. Pluto recommends that we face our fears and see what they look like.  What is not working anymore? Pluto is connected to garbage and sewage, two things we don’t want to keep in our home, but haven’t figured out how to release without damaging the environment.  Saturn in Capricorn is in his element, and could take a vision into a reality.  Where might the vision come from?  Neptune, who is also in tune with this full Moon, might be the source of the vision, but needs Saturn’s organization and Pluto’s deep commitment to change  for the vision to manifest.  Monday night is a moment to dream (Neptune)  of what could be and dedicate the vision to the Saturn and Pluto in your chart.   The Taurus  Moon will be full on Tuesday morning (12 November 2019 8:34 am EST).

‘ Glory to thee forever, /Thou bright moon, this night; /Thyself art ever/ The glorious lamp of the poor. ‘

from Carmina Gadelica hymns and incantations from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

 

clouds at anza borredgo

photo: Robert Fuhro

This photo is a perfect illustration of the Sabian Symbol for the Taurus Moon’s degree:  ‘WISPS OF WING-LIKE CLOUDS STREAMING ACROSS THE SKY.   KEYNOTE: The awareness of spiritual forces at work, the blessings of supernatural forces at work.’  As the material world dances chaos politically and environmentally, the ‘spiritual forces at work’ bring us back to a place of peace in the knowledge that we don’t know the full story.   ‘Courage is needed to go through the veiling darkness — the courage to venture beyond the familiar and the traditionally known, to PLUNGE AHEAD INTO THE UNKNOWN.’

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 photo: Bruce Lhuillier

*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/.

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.   sarahfuhro@gmail.com.

 

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.

Dedicated to Willy Rubin…definitely a Taurus Moon feline

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Waves and Graves

Halibut point

photo: Robert Fuhro

Here’s a new Moon with energy more like a full Moon!   That’s because the planet Uranus stands exactly opposite Sun and Moon.  Uranus is  perfectly positioned to demand we ‘discard the past’, while Sun and Moon revel in ‘stability.’  If you recently moved from one home to another, or cleaned out a closet, or discovered a long forgotten treasure, you know: value shifts from moment to moment.

Hemlock Heart

photo: Sarah Fuhro

Sun and Moon nuzzle in Scorpio, a place of dark memories, and deep caves.  Venus and Mars are there as well. All of them are deeply aware of what Scorpio planets represent,  the turn inward, the mystery which cannot be spoken, what has has been built up over many years of stone and water.   The Sabian Symbol for the degree of Sun and Moon: ‘A massive rocky shore resists the pounding of the sea,’ explains our desire to hold on to stability.  Uranus sits directly across from that carefully carved stability, and says,’ What next?’

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

The degree of Uranus opposite the happy couple who seek a secure future, is at the degree with this Sabian Symbol: ‘A widow at an open grave.’ With the demand to ‘discard the past,’ to begin anew at a higher level of intention, Uranus suggests let’s all be ‘more inclusive and universal, less egocentric.’  Sun and Moon are in the sign of Scorpio, associated with death, and release, yet their symbol of rocky resistance to the sea, seems more like the secure, earthy sign of Taurus where Uranus is located and watches them.

New Moon in Scorpiom 2019

Opposite demands pound on our door, just when we need to rest.  It must be something to do with the season!  If you calculate dates by the lunar cycle, and look at the Ogham (tree) calendar, you will see this is the entry to the month of Ngetal, the Reed.  It’s time to sink deep roots, but bend with the wind.  Plants in the garden seem to be doing just that, roots growing down, but dying on top.

cat tails at Wellesley
photo Sarah Fuhro

Take a moment to feel these opposing energies inside you.   On the one hand, you may feel especially appreciative of what is solid and secure in your life, even as you are aware of changes bubbling beneath the surface.     It may be this is particularly prescient for the environmental movement.  The comfort of the world built on plastic and fossil fuels, is coming unraveled.   The rocky shore is not going to be battered down by the waves, but will be covered over by an ocean filled with melted glaciers.  The widow at the grave will have so many species to mourn, she won’t be able to ask: ‘What next.’

tomb

photo: Bruce Lhuillier

But there may also be hope as the consequences of our way of life, becomes impossible to ignore.  Saturn works his way towards Pluto, and on this day of new beginnings, Mars is in a perfect square to Saturn.  If this were the script of a play instead of an astrology chart, we would see that pressure (Saturn) is fueled by karmic action (Mars in Libra) and will soon collide with the Lord of the Underworld himself..Pluto.  The Earth is not without resources.  The sign of Capricorn where Saturn and Pluto will meet is about organization.  There is a world wide tension between the desire to tear down or strengthen political and financial structures.

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

Here is a poem by friend: Aaron Greene, which describes what new Moon energy in late October feels like.

Entwinement

Autumn’s unfold–

Leaves turn to gold

The night wind blows cold

As darkness takes hold

 

Icy lace shrouds every blade

Of grass and leaf on every tree

Morning mist fills every glade

And sunset fire burns mournfully

 

Earth and moon hold fast in love

Through every turn of tides and years

As “him below” and “her above”

Entwined are in passion and tears.

Aaron Greene

* Sabian Symbols were recorded by Marc Edmund Jones, astrologer and Laura Wheeler, a psychic in 1925.  Laura Wheeler envisioned an image for each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac.   Later they were written up by the astrologer, musician, Dane Rudhyar, in his book The Astrology of Personality.

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. 

Bruce Lhuillier      Is a French artist and photographer currently living in the Greater Boston area.   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.   

 

 

ravensI am a cottage with a thatched roof,

and within me, an old woman,

with a young body.

 

I am a cottage with a thatched roof,

and within me, a young woman,

with an old body.

 

I am a cottage with a thatched roof,

where the folk in terror,

hid their treasure in the straw.

 

I am a cottage with a thatched roof,

where the treasure was found

by those who cared, not at all.

 

The old woman and the young woman

made a pact with a yew tree,

a strong tree with deep roots.

 

The liqueur of the tree

was their blood.  Their hair

bound up in the branches.

 

I am a cottage with a thatched roof,

where rooks circle in November,

wings beat the story again.

 

Sarah Fuhro

photo: Robert Fuhro

15 October, 2019

Triangular Challenge

On Sunday, the full Moon in Aries makes a perfect triangle in the sky with Pluto, Lord of the Underworld. This moment in time might be called the challenge of  courage.  If there is something  which you know must begin, something which feels too heavy, too daunting for you, something you would rather postpone, this is the moment to take the first or the further step into its dark embrace.   Because Sun, Moon and Pluto are all in seasonal beginning signs,  you might feel their energy as a push toward something new to build, create, understand, touch, or manifest.

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                painting: ©Bruce Lhuillier

Aries full Moon 2019

You won’t have to travel alone and chartless.   There is a guide in this moment as well.  Jupiter, the planet of joyful expansion, of optimism, heavenly approval is also at the same degree where the Moon, Sun, and Pluto are located.  He is traveling with Ceres (Demeter), Earth Mother.  Jupiter loves to be in his present sign, Sagittarius.  He may be suggesting a pilgrimage of some sort, even it is just into the woods or shoreline for the afternoon.  Here you will find your guide, a spirit who shows you the way.

Mushroom Face                                             photo: Sarah Fuhro

This Aries full Moon carries with it a symbol of the warrior god who rules it.  A Pugilist enters the ring.   The ring with two fighters in it can be referred to the Tai Chi symbol and the interplay between Yang and Yin. Each of the two types of energy wins in turn. Victory is always temporary in a dualistic world. ‘* The Moon challenges us to find the fire within and know our power comes from a universal source and is in constant flux.

Jean's Photo                      photo: Jean Svizzero  

While the Moon urges you into the fiery ring of self expression, the degree of the Sun  suggests keeping in touch with simple communal pleasure!  ‘A Sunday crowd enjoying the beach’.  He offers an us ‘Oceanic feeling.*’  This is a nice reversal of the Sun and Moon’s basic energy.   And what about you and me?  Can we reverse our male/female polarities?  How does it feel to be both aggressive (Aries Moon), and deeply immersed in the cosmic waters (Libra Sun)?

beech path at Mainstone
photo: Robert Fuhro

All around me the woods are in flame while the full Moon is drowned in water….It is Pluto,  arisen from the Underworld who will direct this attempt to bridge two opposing forces.  Something which terrifies you, has the power to burst your bonds.

God pole at BAM

photo: Bruce Lhuillier

As the Moon fills up, find the impossible combination in your Self which demands you stretch across the chasm of contradiction!  It will be in the form of music, for no words can hold it.

Derek and crystal bowl

                                             photo: Bruce Lhuillier
* Sabian Symbols were recorded by Marc Edmund Jones, astrologer and Laura Wheeler, a psychic in 1925.  Laura Wheeler envisioned an image for each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac.   Later they were written up by the astrologer, musician, Dane Rudhyar, in his book The Astrology of Personality.

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. 
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