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Two Guardian Angels: invisible help and protection in times of crisis.’  

The Sabian Symbol for the degree of Sun and Moon on August 25.    

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New Moon in Virgo, August 25, 2014

            With each new Moon we are given the opportunity to take stock of our journey and ask in the darkness of the Moon, ‘where am I?’ Are we aware of all our levels of consciousness? Do we listen to our bodies, heads, our hearts, and, when possible, the soul who connects us to greater forms and messages. The Sun and Moon in Virgo might offer the opportunity to look at our work life, our occupation. Do we love what we do on a daily basis, or is it time for a change of attitude or employment? What does it mean to have a well loved job taken away, to be unemployed?   What happens when the world is full of people who are told there is no use for them?  

New Moon August 25, 2014

           Sun and Moon in practical Virgo are opposite Neptune, the planet of the ineffable, mystery, music, art, imagination, addiction and illusion.   Virgo integrates. She is placed in the sixth house of the ‘natural’ zodiac, where we practice our daily rituals, and harvest what we have sown all spring and summer.   She is the healer and the messenger of truths we cannot avoid, earth element truths, and, despite her connection to Mercury, she is a point of stillness in a whiling world. As the luminaries stare across the chart at Neptune, they must integrate the power of the god of the Oceans, just as we who live on this planet must deal with the rising tide of sea.   

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            Dawn, if you are up and about at that time, has been spectacular for the last few days. Jupiter, the ‘greater benefic’ and Venus, the ‘lesser benefic’ are traveling together and rise with the waning Moon into daylight, where they are lost to view! To see them is to love them, and it’s not surprising they were revered as beautiful and powerful influences for good, a blessing for the eye and heart.   Yet not everyone felt that way about these shining lights. Venus, as a morning star was often considered an omen for war and chaos by Mesoamerican astrologer/astronomers.

2004            The concern for people over time has been what happens to Venus when she disappears? Where does she go, when she is neither rising at dawn nor setting at twilight?   She is a lovely evening star then she disappears and later shows up as a morning star, rising with or before the Sun. Venus has an eight year cycle of five steps which may be the source of the figure we call a pentacle or ‘star’ shape.   The pentacle is a symbol of the human form and is used as a protective sigil by many pagans. 

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            Pentacles is also a suit of the Tarot deck, and represents issues of manifestation, stages of work and craft, and prosperity.   The card reminds us that the material world is a gift, which leads us on a long adventure of the soul. Like Virgo, Pentacles are a suit of the earth element, and require attention to practical realities and how they are tied to invisible forces. Virgo uses her power to pick and choose among the grains of the harvest. What will be eaten during the winter to sustain life and what will be stored for seed in the spring.   What will you take with you into the next season?      

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            The fixed star Formalhaut is opposite the Sun and Moon. This star is one of the four royal stars of Persia, called ‘the Watchers.’   Formalhaut presides over the South and fire, and is connected to Archangel Gabriel, who blows his trumpet to awaken us to realities beyond those of the material world.      

BlackAngel5             Along with the companionship of the two ‘benefics,’ this new Moon chart also features a tight conjunction between the two ‘malefics,’ Saturn and Mars.   Venus on this particular day is in a close square to their position. They must take her into consideration when they delve into the mysteries of Scorpio.   Mars and Saturn are in a sextile to Mercury to create a Yod whose outlet is Uranus.   We might be puzzled about what do with insurmountable conundrums in our life, new or all too familiar problems, but the suggestion here would be to allow totally new thoughts (Mercury) into the formula (Uranus) in order to find better solutions!    

May you find your guardian angels this new Moon, and journey with them into new territory…………

terrier angel Sarah Fuhro           Keeping our Ancient Wisdom Alive              sarahbeagl@aol.com

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.  To learn more, please visit www.sarahfuhro.com.      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Fuhro-Star-Flower-Alchemy-Astrology-Flower-Essences-and-Tarot/71299491502.   

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The Moon in Coll (Hazel) is almost full. The connection of a sacred tree to each Moon cycle offers us time during the year to remember the beauty, the sustenance and the power we receive from their way of being in the world.

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On Sunday, August 10 the full Moon will celebrate Hazel, and the constellation Aquarius. Hazel is the tree favored by those who dowse for underground water sources because it is pliant and has an association to water. This tree is the guide to poetic inspiration, divination and leads us to our source. In Celtic Lore, the Salmon of Wisdom, known as the oldest animal eats the hazel nuts which fall into his pool, the Well of Segais. Within each of us is a still pool where we can draw wisdom and poetry fed by sources of nature.

Hazel illustration

This full Moon’s sign of Aquarius is the Water Bearer. It is an airy sign despite the connection to water. Moon in Aquarius in a natal chart drives an urge to be an individual, to move out of stereotypes of the culture of birth, and to find home and sustenance in the groups and organizations that feel most simpatico. The sign of the Moon signifies how we like to be nurtured and how we nurture others. An Aquarian Moon encourages freedom, and works best when given autonomy. If your Moon was in Aquarius at birth, this full Moon gives you the joyful opportunity to react to the world around you in whatever way feels most authentic. Since Aquarius is the sign connected to astrology, we can all revel in the ancient and still vibrant combination of art and science of the stars and planets.

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Saturn, the planet who sometimes represents ‘social rigidity’ is square to the Sun and Moon’s line of opposition. Yet, when we fully embrace Saturn’s demands for responsibility, we gain his power to manifest our talent and truth. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is ‘A Path Through Woods Brilliant with Multicolored Splendor.’

beech tree pathphoto by Robert Fuhro

Uranus the revolutionary spark is trine to the Sun and sextile to the Moon. Expect his flow of energy to be part of the full Moon’s impact on all of us. A full Moon on a summer night will always pull us into a cosmic dance, and this Moon further explodes with Uranus energy. Saturn and Uranus are the traditional rulers of Aquarius, the Moon’s sign. The contradictory themes of Saturn and Uranus that describe Aquarian energy, and which are active in this chart of the full Moon will be felt by each of us in our own way.
Don’t ignore the contradictory messages of this moment. Saturn speaks of stability and the need to be consistent and well grounded. Saturn in Scorpio is scrupulous about what is important and what must be jettisoned. Uranus in Aries wants to establish revolution through forceful action

The Sun in Leo has just passed the season of Lughnasadh. The fires of Lughnasadh are reflected in the Sabian Symbol for the Moon: ‘A Forest Fire is being Subdued by the Use of Water,Chemicals and the Sheer Muscular Energy.’ The meaning of this image is our potential to face unexpected reactions from our most innocent acts. This chart of the moment of the full Moon speaks to our need to be conscious of our power to create change in situations, which may seem to be out of our control.
We are in the height of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, yet know we are moving towards the loss of light day by day. Mercury, the messenger and magician speaks for the creative energy of the Sun on this day and in this moment. It is time to speak truth as we see it. The Sabian Symbol for this degree of the Sun is ‘A Houseboat Party,’ Freedom from social rigidity.’

I have just returned from a location where the tides were woven into the daily pattern of life. This full Moon is also at the moment of perigee, when the Moon is closest to the earth. This provides an especially powerful pull on the tides within each of us as well as the ocean’s tides. When the Moon is at perigee on a full Moon she is called a Super Moon and she is felt as a powerful source of inspiration. This will compete with the Perseaid meteor belt which will peak August 10-13. Early morning when the Moon has gone off to bed will be the best time to see them. Thursday night I watched the stars around 3:00 am. The Moon had set and the sky was clear. A large meteor burst across the sky in front of me and filled me with awe.

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Each full Moon we ricochet between two signs traditionally in ‘opposition.’ But this is what gives the full Moon its energy and potential for evolutionary insight. This is the time of the month when we do not have to choose between contradictory needs and impulses, but can discover how to integrate them.

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. To learn more, please visit http://www.sarahfuhro.com.

 

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