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crescent ice caligraphy .jpg          photo: Robert Fuhro 

New Moons and Old Moons are crescents, and here on a cold day is a crescent of ice  held over what looks like Arabic writing.  The beauty of the Earth repeats patterns in many ways.  The Astrological chart for the moment of the birth of the new Moon on Sunday contains a crescent in the pattern of the placement of the planets.   And here is the most amazing part of all: the exact center point of the arc is the degree of the new Moon, the place where Sun and Moon are located…4 degrees of Pisces!!

 

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The Sabian Symbol for the degree of the new Moon in Pisces is A Church Bazaar.   This  symbolizes the intertwine between what is considered ‘spiritual,’ and what is ‘material’ or even ‘commercial’!   Pisces has a strong connection with attempts to separate the spiritual from the material.  During the last two thousand years, the Age of Pisces, monasteries, hermitages, convents were a worldwide human concern.  People entered these institutions to separate themselves from the material world.   They are now largely disappearing as we move into a new Aquarian phase, where community is seen in an entirely different light.

Unknown.jpeg                                                          Ten of Cups: Smith- Waite Tarot deck

Mars and Uranus are the two ends of this crescent.  They are both in astrological signs which  belong to the Earth element.  So in astrological language they are ‘trine,’ which means they understand one another.   This gives us all a very good opportunity to direct energy towards recognizing our kinship to the Earth, and to direct energy towards some practical gift or effort we might make to our home.   This means that Uranus and Mars are in sync with the new Moon.   Take a moment to ask what beautiful and daring effort in your life might begin with this new lunar cycle.

  Paris Rainbow .jpg                                             photo: Torri McClintick

A beautiful photo from a newly returned traveler to Paris.  This image expresses some eternal yearning we have for perfection and beauty, the deep sigh of Pisces.

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Pisces

The finish, the end, the finale is found in Pisces.  This is the eternal, wet, foggy place of the zodiac.  It is here where Venus finds her exaltation, where Jupiter Lord of the high mountain, Olympus rules with Neptune of the deep sea. Nothing keeps form here, and all is expressed in contradiction, divinity and addlement.  For the two fish who symbolize Pisces demand choice: will you go this way or that way, are you male or female, are you feathered or finned?  This is the sign of the monastery and convent, of the ocean, of the dream.   Nothing will remain when you awaken from this dream.  And so you drink more, or search for a powder of power or a god or the source of a great river.  Pisces rules the feet, and we all know, ‘Wisdom comes through the feet.’  Pisces is also great compassion and sweetness, the tender release of all material forms, the end of battles for right and clarity.  And the soul is now in charge; plans and ambitions are forgotten, lost in the eternal swamp, where new life begins.  

Pisces-1200.jpg                                         Painting:(Pisces)  Amelia Royce Leonards
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.   
Amelia Leonards works with watercolor and graphite to create fantastical imagery.  She draws upon world folklore, mythology and her imagination  to create pieces imbued with sensitive and emotive storytelling. Throughout her work you will find an emphasis on feminine and natural elements, along with a hefty dose of humor and antlers. https://www.amelialeonards.com  and https://www.etsy.com/shop/amelialeonards.
*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/.

 

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Ice Crystal Ball                            photo: Robert Fuhro 

Leo Moon faces a tightly packed crescent of planets!  Leo is the fiery representative of the Sun but in lunar form, so we might feel both packed with energy and confused about where to put all that full Moon drive.   A full Moon in Leo is always opposite an Aquarian Sun, a weak place for the Sun to be located.  Sunday, the Moon has to do some of the Sun’s work.   And unless there is cloud cover, this is usually a brilliant Moon. The Moon will be at her closest point to the earth (perigee) on Saturday, so even more light and magnificence are projected for Sunday’s peak moment.

Sun Dragon Final no border                                           painting: Amelia Leonards

When the Leonic dragon Moon rises in your heart, in your stomach in your spine, how will you dance?   Aquarian Sun is full of new and strange ideas!   They are in exact opposition across the sky and the chart.   Leo Moon gives airy mental Aquarius the fuel to create new structures, new vessels from the tightly packed Capricorn crowd in the Sun’s neighborhood.   This is a cold season with a hot Moon, something has to melt!

Amelia’s beautiful painting is the perfect illustration of this combination of air, with herons in flight over a fiery dragon against the background of a very full Moon.

Full Moon in Leo 2020Just to ramp up the energy we have Mars in the fiery sign of Sagittarius and Eris, Aries’ wild and crazy sister in fiery Aries!   This means we have a fire ‘trine,’  a twirling pinwheel of light and energy.

twirling candle                      photo: Sarah Fuhro

What to do with all of this light, Fire, whirling energy and airiness?

Sun Full                                            painting: Amelia Leonards

Let’s talk about the Sun illustrated with falcons and heliotropic flowers circling the year’s turn.

There are animals: shrimps, fish, worms who have no eyes.  They live deep in the earth or the sea and never experience sunlight.  Eyes must be deeply connected to sunlight.  But we are told: ‘Never look at the Sun!  You’ll go blind!’ Only Falcon can fly between the Sun and the Earth and carry solar messages without burning his eye or his wings.  Falcon is Horus, is Hermes, is the Hawk of Dawn, one of the Oldest Animals. He is associated with healing…as the Sun is the ultimate healer.

The Sun’s journey creates the ‘ecliptic’, the route of the Sun through constellations we call the Zodiac! Sun never varies on that journey, moving back and forth from East to West each day and from North to South with the seasons.

Know where the Sun lodges over the year in your horizon. People who live close to the earth, like our ancestors, mark the Sun’s journey in stone and story.  Bring his rays at dawn and sunset into the stones of your circle, a favorite place in your garden or in a park or the woods near you. As the wheel of the year turns, and you return to meet the Sun at that marked place, he will be there, shining through a notch on the horizon or touching a sacred stone as marker.

Somewhere inside each of us is a flower that opens to face into the rays of the Sun.  For we too are Suns and our beams shine out to light up the world.  Find where the Sun is located in your astrology chart, for it gives you a clue to know where our most sacred efforts are directed.

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.   
Amelia Leonards works with watercolor and graphite to create fantastical imagery.  She draws upon world folklore, mythology and her imagination  to create pieces imbued with sensitive and emotive storytelling. Throughout her work you will find an emphasis on feminine and natural elements, along with a hefty dose of humor and antlers. https://www.amelialeonards.com  and https://www.etsy.com/shop/amelialeonards.

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