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‘The World is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.’

W.B. Yeats

Jelly fish moonAs the full Moon rises on Tuesday evening, she brings with her powerful planetary energies. If you have not felt this on a personal level, you can see it reflected in the world in general.

The choice seems to be about how we respond to fear, soul by soul, and as a woven tapestry of humanity.

Every culture has stories of the terror we hold for our own dark impulses.   In this chart we have the very unpredictable planet Uranus, who loves excitement, who demands truth from each of us, who is electrical, magnetic and full of brilliant observations holding the reins across the Cancer/Capricorn axis.

Uranus was discovered during the French Revolution, and reflects that tumultuous time. He overturns the apple cart.  Uranus is in Aries, the fiery entry point of the ecliptic. Uranus ‘squares’ Sun and Moon. His position at this time is like a puppet master behind the scene, pulling strings.

His companion the newly discovered dwarf planet is Eris, she who, ‘stirs up jealousy andFull Moon in capricorn
envy to cause fighting and anger among men.’ Eris is sister to Mars, in the old stories reflected in the sky.   And Mars, the warrior god is also in contact with the Sun and Moon at this time.

Perhaps you feel the huge amount of life force this combination churns up. It is neutral energy, and can be used, like electricity, for bright and dark purposes. This particular passage of high power planets is worth observing. The events transcribed in the chart are reflected in each of us.

Bag Noz

But there is much tenderness in this chart as well. Mercury and Venus huddle together in Leo, and speak of love and courage. They draw from Neptune’s deep well of spiritual language. This would be a wonderful full Moon for poetry that can be felt at a palpable level, the light shining through a crack in the dark sky.

‘The World is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.’   W.B. Yeats

 

 

Capricorn likes toField1 manifest in physical reality. Cancer suggests that not everything is in our hands. They each are the gatekeepers of the solstice moment, those moments of the year when the Sun stands still. Together they remind us that dark and light are in equal measure on our planet. As daylight shrinks in the Northern hemisphere, it begins to expand South of the equator.

Like this field full of Dandelions, each full Moon of our life, offers us the opportunity, to integrate opposing impulses.   As Sun and Moon face off at the time of Full Moonrise, we celebrate all that is confused and chaotic in our own psyche, in the world around us, and accept that wholeness demands contraries.

Tuesday,s  Capricorn Full Moon is about listening at a very deep level.   The Sabian Symbol for the Moon’s degree is about the evolution of the senses: ‘A large aviary, the enjoyment of spiritual values by the soul able to familiarize itself with their implications. Clairaudience.’

Dolly

Uranus, the puppet master for this Full Moon chart squares Sun and Moon and is thepower behind the drama they represent. The Sabian Symbol for his position is the challenge offered each of us at this time.

‘The possibility for man to gain experience at two levels of being.’  The revelation of new powers.   The symbol is a guarantee that man can operate successfully at two levels of consciousness..’Be open. Be able and willing to shape your translucent mind in the form revealing spiritual fulfillment. And you will be able to experience life and power on inner as well as outer planes.     It announces the possibility of a new step in evolution, but it is still only a possibility, a promise. We are  ON PROBATION.

Nameless

How to speak of it:

the bramble path to the heart,

the wind as it rolls flat all that

grew in the sweet fields of May.

As we cut away the dead branches

small green whiskers grow out

in such unexpected places.

The season of bread and sorrow

fast approaches. Lughnasadh

casts a shadow in the hot and golden

fields of summer, where cicadas thrum.

Unspeakable how, the Moon, as she rises

catches the light of the run away Sun,

who lies hidden beneath the earth.

Sarah Fuhro

  Photos:  Water Lilly  Robert Fuhro
                Moon Jelly Fish   Bruce Lhuillier
                 Ankou Nef   Bruce Lhuillier
              Dandelion Field   Bruce Lhuuillier
               Dolly  Bruce Lhuillier
Sarah Fuhro  sarahfuhro@gmail.com                 Keeping our Ancient Wisdom Alive
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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duck in hand  copyThe chart for the new Moon in Cancer falls on my natal Moon. The day’s Mercury, is exact to my Moon’s degree, and so I must speak (Mercury) of this new Moon from my Moon center, from my breasts and stomach, which the Moon rules.

The Moon in Cancer is protective of feelings, protective of the family, which can include the entire population of the world, protective of ancient mysteries. In this picture, a crescent hand holds a child, in tender awe, perfect expression of Moon in Cancer.

Mercury in Cancer ‘thinks’ through touching upon feeling and puts together thoughts lower purgatory fallswhich might seems disconnected to another more rational Mercury.   Mercury in Cancer keeps a deep hold on memory because it is a water sign. Water retains memory.

Ask the people in Flint, Michigan.

When we pollute water it is not forgotten, but carried along on the water’s journey. Yet water also cleanses and can wash us clean of what was a painful memory.

New Mon in Cancer 2016

What are the ways of Cancer? This is the Moon’s most potent sign: a Cardinal Water sign, and marks the moment of the Summer Solstice when

the Sun enters her doors. There is a deep connection to women’s ancient power and dignity. This is the sign of the Mother, and the mother’s priorities; security, nurturance, emotional expression, and the physical home. Because the Moon is always in flux, her movement ever visible to the human eye as she travels the sky each lunar month, she is associated with flux with moodiness, with the law of change.

The drawback for Cancer is fear of pain; a crablike avoidance of moving straight ahead, a dependence upon what looks ‘secure.’

America has her birthday, today, July 4th, and our biggest budget item is ‘security,’ the ‘defense’ budget. The chart for the US has Venus, Jupiter the Sun and Mercury all in Cancer. We could evolve that focus in another Cancer direction, the family, and the security of all. How can a country with so much Cancer in her chart tolerate homelessness and hunger in her population?   How will we embrace the human values of Cancer?

Main sepia 2 copyThe Sabian Symbol for this moment of new beginning is: ‘A hand with a prominent thumb is held out for study.   keynote: the power of the will in shaping character.’   Will and character have evolved into complicated concepts. They have become linked to force and rigidity.   Or have we come to misunderstand the place of work, effort, diligence to create what we dream to materialize? Yet the thumb is a mark of human dexterity, and allows us to grasp, and hold ourselves upright. Is it possible that ‘will’ is more than a word of force?   Can the offered palm and prominent thumb be an offer of service and friendship to whomever might need it?

 

Is there another level to this theme of hands, which we have over looked, yet whichfaerie hands reaches out to us??

Neptune in Pisces makes a trine to the Cancer planets in the chart. Neptune is that which we cannot measure or rationalize. He is the will of water, the sea god. Is there an Earth ‘will’ as well as a human ‘will’. Is the will of plants and non human animals and perhaps the spirit known to our ancestors at work to shape the ‘character’ of our planet. Is this will in harmony or opposition to our own?   When we reach out to the ‘green hands’ that are offered, our life is full of new possibility.

Photo Credits:  Bruce Lhuillier

 

Sarah Fuhro        Keeping our Ancient Wisdom Alive
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.

 

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