Archive for October, 2016

early-morning-moonTuesday morning I went for an early morning walk to the woods near my house. I wanted to say good bye to the waning Moon. The full Moon in Aries had been so mad and electric for me, so filled with joy and sorrow that I needed a special look before she faded into total darkness.

As I watched the Virgo Moon, tangled in bare branches, three small hawks sailed over the pond where I was standing, Cooper hawks!    It reminded me of a poem I wrote long ago:

The Wren Who Became a Hawk–Sarah Fuhro

I was the Wren

who became the hawk.


The winter months

know my flight

among the thorns.


Sought for the flame

I carry in my heart,

who sees me,

sees all.


The Hawk

comes from my nest…

plumage spread,

as a hawk,

I alight on a breeze,

fly high in a spiral

to the sun in the sky…

then plunge into

the cauldron,

where I emerge,

the wren, again.

I was thinking about the new Moon, which will be born on Saturday at 1:38 pm, and wondering what the gift of that Moon will be for all of us. Sun and Moon will reside at 07° of Scorpio. The Sabian Symbol for this degree promises a much needed rest from the fiery energy of Aries which has been with us since the full Moon:

A CALM LAKE BATHED IN MOONLIGHT.           A quiet openness to higher inspiration..

The pond where I was walking was already coming into dawn, no moonlight left, only her leaves-and-water-at-mainstoneimage still visible in the growing brightness. The Moon was in her last few days before she goes into seclusion with the Sun….

Two degrees next door to Sun and Moon is Mercury, who is often configured as a hawk. Scorpio is connected to secrecy, Mercury is there to tell all, but in an esoteric, occult way, suitable to Scorpio’s mystery. In the season of Samhain, when all we turned upside down, and dark is light and light is dark, Mercury will tell us the secrets of this new Moon, but only if we are willing to listen in a new way.

shadow-demon                  shadow-god

A new Moon is a new beginning, and all new beginnings have certain dangers associated with them. The entry to a fort or a castle always has a guardian. It might be a dragon:


Or it might be a two-headed ominous figure who will question those who enter   (Mercury in Scorpio)!!


As I left my forest walk I found a small key on the ground. It said ‘Gatehouse’ on it.










Later in the day, I received some beautiful photos of a gate to a chapel in Bretagne. An ancient yew tree guards the gate.

Yew has a very strange way of growing. The branches grow into the ground and form new stems. These become separate trees, yet they are connected underground.   The original trunk grows old and decays, but a new tree grows inside.

The Yew represents reincarnation, the new year from the old year, Samhain, the new soul as it springs from ancient roots. The spiritual strength of the Yew is renewal, and connection, an explanation of immortality.

new-moon-in-scorpio-2016The Lunar nodes play an important part in this chart. They are square to Saturn and Venus at this moment of renewal. Ancient knowledge and the power of love are driving the energy of this new Moon. This seems to be another way of telling the story of the Yew. Yew is the fountainhead of youth in age, of age in youth. Saturn represents age, Venus youth, they are the chariot drivers for the Lunar nodes in Virgo and Pisces.   Like Merlin and Nimue they hold the memory of the wisdom developed in other times, which is always ready to renew our spirits.



Photo credits:   Chapel in Bretagne: Bruce Lhuillier            all other photos: Sarah Fuhro


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lepiotaI have been waiting for this full Moon with curiosity, excitement and anticipation! It has a heavy footprint on my own chart, and will be felt by all of us as a universal moment of choice. Early Sunday morning the full Moon in Aries will shine her light on a powerful set of planetary players.

The Moon is close to the earth at this full Moon. This is sometimes called a ‘Super Moon.’ We can expect high tides in the ocean and high tides in our inner seas!

This highly energized (Aries) Moon will settle on Uranus and Eris who have come together, to set the tone for the last year, and will continue to create surprise and the need for creative response. ‘How high can you jump’? and How high can you jump, if you are not in balance?  might be the theme of this combination.

Uranus was the first planet discovered by telescope, and so has a connection to technologyfull-moon-in-aries-2016 in astrological language. The discovery took place during the French Revolution, which changed the Western mindset, from a long established agreement of feudal hierarchy to a belief in the unlimited possibility of human potential. Uranus is seen as a planet of individuation, an activator of each person’s identity, which goes beyond family, nation, religion. An occult revolution also took place around that time, and astrology transformed into a method of understanding our individual identity.

Now Uranus brings us together as a human race through the communication possible on the Internet, and astrology is once more focused on larger issues than the individual. Uranus is called the higher octave of Mercury. How will I listen to another level of wisdom, during this Uranus connection to the full Moon?

stone-headHow will we each communicate what we hear? We need both sides of this full Moon opportunity, the balance and deep understanding of Justice is the gift of the Libra Sun, and the vital energy and stamina of Aries Moon.   Sun is consciousness. Moon balances direct light with reflected light, an opportunity to see what we cannot see in the luminosity of day.

The Sun’s sign is connected to Venus, the Moon’s sign belongs to Mars. The two strands of energy, male and female, Yin and Yang bind together the Universe, and are stretched tight. The message is to combine the two impulses and reap the benefit of their combination at this precious moment in time.

The close companion of Uranus is Eris. She was discovered in 2005, and named for the sister of Aries. It was Eris who threw the Golden Apple into a gathering of goddesses and caused strife between them over who was the most beautiful.

The meeting between Uranus (the revolutionary) and Eris (goddess of discord and chaos) gives us the opportunity to think in new ways, perhaps to begin redefining what it is to be human. The full Moon turns our eyes toward the combination of these two, highly energized planets and how they can be understood and accessed for transformation, if we are conscious of their potential.

Mars and Pluto are in conjunction, another indicator of great potential for violence or for birth! Can we hold this much energy without chaos and violence? The potential for healing is indicated in the lunar nodes. They suggest we focus upon healing at both a universal and personal level.

Is it possible to empty ourselves of fear and anxiety; blocks, which do not allow us to see possibility or to live to our greatest potential?  Ceres, the Earth Mother is up there with the Moon, Uranus and Eris. The Sabian Symbol for the Moon’s degree (23° Aries) gives a clue to the gifts available to us: Blown Inward By The Wind, The Curtains Of An Open Window Take The Shape Of A Cornucopia.’   The Sabian symbol for the Sun’s degree (23° Libra) A Butterfly With A Third Wing On Its Left Side‘ says a third awakening is imminent. If we accept our energy and potential creativity from this passage towards our evolution as children of the earth, we could celebrate this time under this Moon into a dance of universal growth and peace!


Photo Credits:

Heading: Bruce Lhuillier
Lepiota: Robert Fuhro
Stone Head: Robert Fuhro
Setting Sun Dancers: Sarah Fuhro

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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