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Dark planet of the dark Lord,

where all is tightly bound,

a small pond reflects darkness.

 

But we flock there, to rest,

to meet Him, Pluto, the key,

the king of gold and oil.

 

The place of his kingdom

is not a cave, nor a dungeon,

but a garden of dark vines.

 

And when we leave,

we are refreshed, as the Moon

after her dark confinement.

 

poetry: Sarah Fuhro

photo: Bruce Lhuillier

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It’s under the full Moon we see our shadow self projected where we stand. And while this is true of every full Moon, this full Moon with its Aries/Libra energy casts light on the basic polarity of male and female interaction.   Some very important truths remain hidden until the time is right.  This full Moon may be that moment of revelation.  Saturn is in an exact square to the Sun and Moon.  Saturn injects time, and unavoidable responsibility to manifest into this moment. His Sabian Symbol is ‘a human soul, in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment.’   As much as Saturn is about the past, he also is about incarnation of spirit into material form.  Like this image of an ancient megalith  from Brittany growing amidst a young forest, there is a huge amount of energy  from the past mixed with the dynamic energy of the present in this full Moon, which will occur on Monday!  The young trees hide the stone from the casual eye, and yet seem to enhance its meaning!

 

Full Moon in Aries 2018

 

The Libra Sun and Aries Moon always make this opposition around this time of year.  The moment of the fall equinox has taken place with a momentary balance of dark and light.  The sign of Aries is also about equal amounts of dark and light, yet the fiery energy of spring has a very different feeling, not so much balance, as a revelation of life’s persistence after winter quiet.

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There is an aspect of emergence in this chart and this moment which might be best understood in light of the Kavanaugh revelations.  Events long considered, ‘just the way things are,’  are no longer hidden below the surface of time.  The natural privilege of men to subdue and silence women has been challenged.  The way we think about men, women, and physical power is under judgement.  The degree image of the Sun, ‘the dawn of a new day reveals everything changed’ says we are beyond compromise.

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The symbol for the degree of the Moon, ‘the cameo profile of a man, suggesting the shape of his country,’ is there for all to see.  This is the shape of power challenged by all those who have had enough.  Chiron, the wounded healer is the companion of the full Moon.  Mercury and Demeter are traveling with the Sun.  Sometimes tenderness and compassion win out.

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Mars and Venus are in opposition in these two signs, Libra Sun and Aries Moon.  The vital masculine energy of Mars and Aries are held in the Moon’s embrace, and weighed in the scales of Libra Sun.    Saturn with the companionship of the asteroid Vesta sees and reveals an old and hidden  wound between men and women.   Note that Chiron the healer is very close to the Moon.  Vesta,  at the same degree as Saturn is goddess of hearth, and the sacred aspect of women’s rites, (and rights).  Of course this chart applies to everyone on earth, not just the characters in the drama in Washington.

Storm and torches BL                                                      photo: Bruce Lhuillier

And there is more in this dramatic full Moon.  Typhoons, hurricanes and massive gas explosions are nature’s expression of the power that is building.  Mars and Uranus are locked in a square which corresponds to elements of their signs.  Uranus, always the planet of unexpected and highly electrical energy, is inTaurus.  Taurus is an Earth sign ruled by Venus, who, by the way, is in Scorpio, great revealer,  right across from Uranus and square to Mars.  What does this all mean, you say?   The planet earth is no long suffering in silence while humans deny her pain.   The Sabian symbol for the degree of Uranus is: ‘an electrical storm.’  Mars is in close contact with Black Moon Lilith, a representation of the fury of the disrespected woman.  For most of us this will play out internally.  We will feel male and female aspects of ourself in conflict, restless and eager for new relationships, where we no longer deny emotions or visions.

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We all have  work to do.  This full Moon will give us a clear definition of where we need to develop balance, and honesty about how we dispose of our our garbage,  which never goes ‘away,’  but has the potential to become compost.  In all this storm and chaos, are the seeds of a new spring, whirling in the wind.   I’m tired of astrology which does not embrace the life force which is held in conflict, because these conflicts are always pieces to make up the whole.  This full Moon gives us each the opportunity to accept both sides of old polarities we have been taught to fear, to embrace and laugh as we watch our shadows dance under the full Moon.

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.  sarahfuhro@gmail.com.

 

 

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stone pilgrim                                                photo: Bruce Lhuillier

The New Moon in Virgo, which we  celebrate this Sunday has an intriguing Sabian Symbol: A Ouija Board!  A Ouija Board is symbol of intuitive communication, a way to connect to spirit guides.  It’s time to travel,  perhaps to travel alone, inward.  Virgo has a solitary thread which is often hard to discern in our sociable nature.  After all, the ‘ruler’ of Virgo is Mercury, lord of communication.  But a Virgo must listen to inner guides, and must do this alone on an inward spiral.

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This new Moon which takes place in Virgo marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hoshannah.  By tradition, a spiral  bread is eaten on this holiday.

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A spiral is the way of the underground water pathways.  Surely, if the earth has underground water patterns, we must as well.  And the solitary journey inward  will be very significant for this new Moon, because Sun and Moon are exactly opposite  watery Neptune in Pisces. At the last full  Moon, August 26 we celebrated the Virgo Pisces axis,  a representation of the healer and healing. https://sarahfuhro.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/medicine-of-water-and-snakes/.

The Sabian Symbol for this degree continues the theme of healing through solitary travel inward.  Neptune’s degree is symbolized by: In the quiet of his study, a creative individual experiences a flow of inspiration.’  The individual aspect of the creative process is emphasized as is the individual’s need for concentration and at least inner quiet. He must have faith in his own SUBJECTIVE STRENGTH.’    

The healing theme continues with the Virgo Sun and Moon in concert with Neptune in Pisces.  Music (Pisces)  might be an important theme as you find a quiet moment to celebrate this tender beginning.

New Moon in Virgo 2018

But why call this Moon chat, Pilgrim’s Progress?  All new Moons suggest a fresh start, a release of old stories and anxiety, a transformation of identity.  This Moon seems to suggest sacred travel.   Maybe, because the Virgo Pilgrim has to settle her affairs before she sets out?  A Pilgrim has to travel light, to be resourceful, to accept the ups and downs of travel, the need to acknowledge that he is vulnerable.  Looking at the chart, over and over again, I came upon a possible impetus for the pilgrimage, theme.  Uranus is opposite Venus.   A deep and mysterious love (Venus in Scorpio) is shaken by a Uranic thunderstorm.   The pilgrimage site is underground (Uranus in Taurus).  Here is a place of absolute renewal, a death and rebirth, which cannot be experienced except through a dynamic and electric experience with the earth!

long cavern view to trees photo: Bruce Lhuillier

Sarah Fuhro is an astrologer, flower essence practitioner and Tarot reader.  She consults with clients and teaches these ancient arts as well. You can reach her at Sarahfuhro@gmail.com.

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