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light rings on stonePhoto: Bruce Lhuillier

A Lunar eclipse brings a strange kind of energy with it.  The Earth blocks the light between Sun and Moon, just at the highest point of the Moon’s cycle. The Eclipse on Friday won’t be visible in America, but eclipse energy is everywhere.  Instead, Mercury is out ahead in the sign of Cancer the Mother, shouting for justice in the streets, as a way of speaking for this Moon.

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During an eclipse of the Moon, there is a death and then rebirth of light.   This moment in time gives a beautiful illustration of the possibility of deep change.   People have chosen to kneel in order to be allowed to stand upright.  The Light of the Moon is diminished by the shadow of Earth. The Earth is held in the suspense of an epidemic and the irresistible knowledge that ‘enough is enough.’

Full Moon in Saggitarius 2020 simple

An eclipse has a veil of discomfort around it.  Even non astrologers use the word  this way….’she was eclipsed by the sudden arrival of her sister.’   Comfort and discomfort can be felt by planets as well.  Planets work best in the signs of their ‘rulership’, ‘exaltation’, and ‘joy.’  They can’t express themselves at their in best when they are in signs of  ‘detriment’ and ‘fall.’   Think about how you feel talking to someone through a mask, or when you have discomfort with a person or place.   Of course, there are fruitful moments to these places and periods of discomfort as well.

Dandelion amid stones                                            photo: Sarah Fuhro

Three important players in the astrological drama since January are in a state of discomfort in this moment.   That tight trio, is Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn.   They also have as companion, Pallas Athena, the asteroid of immunity and health support.   All are in retrograde, which means they are must revisit the last few months.   That means we are not done with Corvid 19.  But perhaps it also means that those working on prevention will find new solutions as they roll back, and dig deeper into the truth about this virus.

IMG_2564          photo: Sarah Fuhro

Saturn is retrograde, but not in detriment.  In Aquarius, which he rules, he will continue to explore new constructions.  Pluto is so often in retrograde that he hardly notices the difference.  But Jupiter is in pain.  He is in Capricorn, the sign of his ‘fall,’ where he takes on many of the characteristics of his rival Saturn.   His optimism and expansive nature is tied up in fear and anxiety.  On the other hand his serious and patient expression in this sign might be needed as we try to understand the world’s pandemic.   To understand how a retrograde,  Jupiter in Capricorn might feel, here is a perfect illustration by Amelia Leonards!

Jupiter-Retrograde                                Painting: Amelia Leonards

Mars is the arrow to the drawn bow of Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius.   He is exactly ‘square’ to the Luminaries (Sun and Moon).   In the watery sign of Pisces, Mars is sometimes called the ‘spiritual warrior.’   He is not far from Neptune who is in his sign of rulership.   What is a spiritual warrior?   Is it someone who will not cease to protect those who have no one else to protect them?

“I’m beginning to believe that there are angels disguised as men who pass themselves off as such and who inhabit the earth for a while to console and lift up with them toward heaven the poor, exhausted and saddened souls who were ready to perish here below.”
George Sand, 

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It may be this full Moon will be in tune with the Sabian Symbol* for the degree of the Sun: A WOMAN ACTIVIST IN AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH DRAMATIZING HER CAUSE.    Venus is in retrograde, moving backward to remember and feel injustice in all its forms. Under the combination of Uranus and Mercury, those who have been silenced will find the right words for change.

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*Sabian Symbols are verbal images for each degree of the Zodiac channeled by the psychic Laura Wheeler and transcribed by the astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, revised by Dane Rudhyar.   http://www.mindfire.ca/.
 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.   For an appointment or to be notified of classes call 508 740 7039 or email her at sarahfuhro@gmail.com.
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.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Full Moon in Libra 2020 hug

The pattern of the planets at the moment of the full Moon on Tuesday is stark in its power and simplicity.   Except for the Moon herself, all other planets and the Sun are held within the crescent of the Lunar Nodes.  This basic pattern is known as a ‘bucket’, with the Moon as the ‘handle.’   You don’t have to know much astrology to see  a tremendous amount of energy is pouring  towards and from the Moon.  The whole chart is focused on her high and solitary  place in the sky holding balance with the rest of the planets, and pouring the love of Venus (Libra)  into a cauldron of destruction and blessing (Pluto/Jupiter),  and construction and healing  (Saturn/Mars/Chiron).

cloudy moon through branches                                              Photo: Bruce Lhuillier

At this moment, she appears closest to the earth during her monthly journey.  Her size and brightness are a celebration of light, called a ‘super Moon, the largest of 2020.  The Moon is in an apparent conversation with our planet,  and in this time of plague, stillness and quarantine, her message of beauty and balance is palpable, a cosmic conversation!

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The Moon’s position in the sky is in Libra, the Scales.  Libra is a sign of balance, and those blessed with a Libra Moon learn early in life to find a safe place between extremes. Delicate  and difficult work,  diplomacy is an art, with a fateful teacher!  Venus ‘rules’ the sign of Libra in beauty and with a loving nature, but the teacher Saturn finds his  ‘exaltation’ in this sign as well. The Saturnic presence is a reminded that Libra is deeply connected to karma as well as romance and beauty in partnership and marriage.   Libra  demands separation and balance in relationships. Each partner must have space to breath, with a commitment to justice. When that sense of fairness and balanced separation is trampled, there is explosive psychic pain for Libra Moon.

Rug and table in consulting room                                              Photo:  Sarah Fuhro

The ‘Sabian Symbol’* for the degree of the Aries Sun offers a surprisingly accurate and positive spin on the worldwide disruption and quarantine thrust upon us.  The many relationships (aspects) between planets in this chart  weaves a powerful tapestry felt worldwide.

‘THE “MAGIC CARPET” OF ORIENTAL IMAGERY.  KEYNOTE: The use of creative imagination. A way of life refusing a hectic involvement in social competition and waste-producing overproduction allows for the development of unattached and transcendent understanding…. The period of rest from outwardly directed activity bound to collective normality presents the creative mind with the possibility of surveying in dreams the totality of the present-day social situation, thus “to see whole.”‘ 

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The picture  above of a Skunk Cabbage spadex (seed) is eerily similar to diagrams of the Covid-19 virus.  We could look at the astrology chart to ask what is the soul purpose of this entity which has isolated and united us all?   And if we don’t fear, but attempt to understand, what can we hope to accomplish together?   Will our quarantine remind us we are part of the larger design, (Venus/Chiron)  or just make us fear each other?  Might America finally acknowledge that health and food and home security belong to everyone?

fungus Moon                              Photo:  Bruce Lhuillier 


For those of us with shelter and food enough to take advantage of this enforced time of reflection, it is a gift of communal opportunity.  Nature has become a place of solace and healing for throngs of people.  As I wander deeper and deeper into the woods, everything  seems more and more beautiful, strange and magical.  Today I met a black water snake, who was probably about to leave her old skin for a new one.  On my return journey s/he had formed an ouroboros, in preparation for transformation.

                                   
Ouroboros

I had great difficulty in writing this Moon blog. I wrote, erased  and rewrote over three days. I so wanted to speak about the clarity and possibility I see here, but it all sounds like platitudes.   The astrology chart is a pattern of a moment in time.  We are told by the wise to live deeply in the present moment. The new and full Moons are moments when we are united the world over in a particular visual pattern of time.  When astrology is used to feel the depth and import of a moment, it is truly a gift from the cosmos.  This chart is a  perfect mirror to the moment we dwell in today.  At this precious hour as the Moon fills and lights the night sky, we can honor what animals and plants all over the globe feel and see together. We can see what our ancestors saw, and hope our children will continue to see– our beautiful sister in the sky.   .

                           Venus

Venus is the ‘ruler’ of Libra.  Here we continue with the series of beautiful paintings by Amelia Leonards to illustrate what this planet offers us, and how we can meet her in conversation.   How potent,  that at this moment of worldwide fear, illness and death, the full Moon is under the rule of Love, the planet Venus.

Venus-1200                                           painting: Amelia Leonards

Love and beauty,  money and sensuality are associated with the goddess Aphrodite, the planet Venus in an astrology chart. Venus is known as the ‘ruler’ of two signs: Taurus and Libra at two very different seasons of the year!  Venus as she dances in Earth sign Taurus is sensual, spring-like and fertile. Libra Venus is aesthetic and balanced, an Airy  Venus who designs and appreciates beauty in the season of harvest.  The full Moons of Taurus and Libra balance out that seasonal polarity.  We have a full Moon in Libra at springtime to balance the Aries Sun, and a fertile Taurus Moon as the growing season ends during the time of Scorpio.

Whatever her sign, Venus is never far from the Sun.  This sparkling diamond, so beautiful at twilight or dawn  can awaken us to her power,  enchant us, break open our heart with deep feeling, and initiate us into her transformative powers, with no rules but her own.  She is associated with the  pentacle because she seems to move across the sky on a five step journey over eight years. She moves from  evening star to dawn light and  for a part of the cycle disappears completely.  Her pentacle is found in the heart of the apple, and  in our form as human beings.  The star shape of the pentacle is protective and part  of most magical rituals.

Venus in our chart speaks of how we love, whom we love, and what we find beautiful.   Venus is associated with all five-petaled flowers, but especially the Rose,  an eternal symbol of love, with thorns, and, like love, can hurt us even as we embrace the Venus experience.  But Love takes many shapes and has numerous special plants and animals sacred to her.  Myrtle, doves, dolphins, swans and the pomegranate are among her symbols.  The Cypress tree is hers because she was born in the Sea off the island of Cypress.  To bring her presence fully into our life, we must look for her at the edges of the day, sunrise and sunset, in sources of water, springs sacred to her presence, wherever beauty is found, and walk willingly through a thorny hedge to find her.

*Sabian Symbols are verbal 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/.
 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.   For an appointment or to be notified of classes call 508 740 7039 or email her at sarahfuhro@gmail.com.
 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.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun and Moon are locked in the fiery embrace of Aries, but they are not alone.  At a time of world wide emergency, Chiron, the healer watches over them.    The body of the earth is in crisis, and because we are of the earth, our bodies are in crisis as well.  Only two weeks ago, at  the full Moon in  Pisces, the Sun was bathed in Neptune’s fog, a warning that the illness, which had sickened some, might soon become a pandemic. This is universal, and no amount of denial, will keep any community safe.   The earth has opened beneath our feet.

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

The Sabian Symbol* for the new Moon is: ‘A Triangle with Wings:   The capacity for self-transcending…A NEW DIMENSION of being is envisioned mobilizing creative endeavors.’

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                                                        Three of Pentacles from the Thoth Tarot deck

If you look closely at this card you will see the symbols for Mars and Capricorn.  And indeed at this moment Mars is in the sign of Capricorn in the close company of Pluto, Jupiter and Pallas Athena.   Mars is considered ‘exalted’ in Capricorn, it works well in this sign.  Mars is the ruler of Aries.  It is in action (creative endeavors) that the human community may come through this with a deeper appreciation of how close we always are to death (Pluto), recognition of spirit (Jupiter) and deep wisdom (Pallas Athena).

New Moon in Aries 2020

We cannot love, honor and care for own human bodies more than we care for the body which is all of us,  the Earth.  In the picture below the Sun is setting on a quartz torso lying on a hilltop.  The beauty and vulnerability of the planet and our bodies is on the line.

3/21/20 Quartz body at sunset

                                         photo: Bruce Lhuillier

Chiron in Aries, says action must be taken to heal.  An injury has been sustained, now it must be mended by Chiron’s loving attention.  Chiron was a centaur who could heal everyone, but not his own wound.  The planetoid (?) Chiron was discovered in 1977,  recently  moved into Taurus (healing the earth).  People born between 1968 and 1976 have Chiron in Aries as our children born now.  Chiron in Aries children were born into a huge cultural turmoil which they had to navigate by themselves, like warriors (Aries).  Now we are back to a Chiron in Aries period where children will have to fend for themselves.  I think of all the refugee children separated from parents at the American border,  and there may be children who must care for adults during this epidemic.  Whatever the challenge, those born with Chiron in Aries, shake off their wounds and begin anew.  Chiron has the meaning of ‘hand’.  We heal by laying our hands on a wound.

3-21-20 hand on moss.jpgphoto: Bruce Lhuillier

This chart has many hopeful aspects to it, if we want to use them.  The proximity of Chiron to the seed of the Lunar cycle speaks of a wound, but at the same time of a healing presence.  Mars, the action we must take to stop the spread of this disease, is strong and eager to create new forms of healing.   Pluto and Jupiter in almost the same degree as Mars offer dismantlement of the old forms (Pluto) and reorganization (Saturn). Mars and Jupiter work well together and are a very creative combination.    I love the photo below, a ‘dead’ tree reveals an inner crystalline structure, a new form.

3/21/20 wood in crystalized form

                                            photo:Bruce Lhuillier

There is another very important pattern in this chart which offers the dynamic of creative solutions.   The New Moon and Chiron are in a square pattern to the Lunar Nodes.  The Nodes are in Capricorn and Cancer.  With North Node in Cancer effort must be made to take the organizational prowess of Capricorn and turn it towards the great maternal, family aspect of Cancer.   A business (Capricorn) which does not support the human needs  of its workers and consumers does not meet Cancer’s demands.  Too many businesses exist to support stock holders without regard for workers or customers and are now in free fall.   This chart offers many tools for ways to turn our pandemic into a higher state of consciousness.  It all depends on our outlook.  The Sun sets behind the wooden arch of a fallen tree.  The tree has taken the form of a horse’s head and neck.

3:21:20 cleft rock

photo: Bruce Lhuillier

 Aries

And now for Aries…For we have entered a new season, SPRING, as well as a new Lunar cycle.   Amelia Leonards has illustrated this constellation with her deep and powerful talents and intuitions as illustrator and story teller.

Aries-1200-1.jpg                                          painting: Amelia Leonards

The astrological year begins with the entry of the Sun into Aries,   The Sun is exalted in Aries and we can all feel the power of this fire dance.  There is thrust in Aries, a warrior and who does not hesitate to use his light saber to wake up the Northern Hemisphere.   Energy, sexuality, outward flowing and positive energy is everywhere around us.  We can see it as birds sing and preen, and in the crocus, who does not push away an oak leaf, but cuts right through the old leathery surface.  Wherever Aries is located in your chart is where you are energized, and unstoppable.   Sexual energy and anger belong to Aries, and they are often found in close proximity. Aries is also a deep commitment to justice, to our notions of what is right and wrong. The warrior relationship is based on trust between comrades, and the desire to prove one’s courage.   Aries rules the head. The ram who is the symbol of this constellation, goes head first into battle.   His planetary ruler is Mars, the god of war, but he represents vitality, stamina, ardor as well as military action.   The poet with a head on fire is an ancient symbol of creative inspiration.

*Sabian Symbols are verbal 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/.
 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.   For an appointment or to be notified of classes call 508 740 7039 or email her at sarahfuhro@gmail.com.
 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.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.

 

 

 

 

 

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The first full Moon in 2020 is at 20 degrees Cancer across from the Sun at 20 degrees Capricorn.  Perhaps our vision will improve and we will all have 20/20 eyesight at this precious moment.   6d1b3a3bde99b72a2a6d9b92b1b0628b

This full Moon is an eclipse visible in Europe, Asia and parts of Africa and Australia,  It’s a wee bit of an eclipse, penumbral, a thumbprint of the Earth upon her rim.   Last July we had a solar eclipse during the new Moon in Cancer.  This full Moon in Cancer is the manifestation of something which was born then.   If you look back to that time, what seed was planted, which has now sprouted into visibility?

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A FAMOUS SINGER IS PROVING HER VIRTUOSITY DURING AN OPERATIC PERFORMANCE.  The emotional reward accompanying cultural excellence.  This moment  invites us to focus upon  and stretch our skills.  What each of us creates now, has the potential for powerful depth and durability.

Abbaye en Broceliande BLphoto: Bruce Lhuillier     Abbaye en Broceliande

This is a moment of Capricorn building power.   We have the sun, Mercury, Ceres, Saturn and Pluto all lined up in that sign of manifestation.   Pluto’s contribution is the dire warning to construct on a firm foundation.  Saturn in Capricorn will build that structure to last over time.   Ceres says it must be in harmony with the earth.  Mercury and Sun in Capricorn shine upon our projects no matter how daunting they seem to us.

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I believe this full Moon in Cancer, when so many powerful planets are meeting in Capricorn is a breakthrough moment, much like  the story of Vortigen’s Tower.   Vortigen, a tribal chief of Britain had invited the Saxons to enter his lands to fight off the Scots and Picts.  He wanted to build a tower to protect himself, leaving his people to fend for themselves.   Each night the work of the tower fell down, and Vortigen’s magicians told him that the blood of a young boy who had no father must be sprinkled on the foundation.   They fetched Merlin, who was fourteen years old and had no father.   Merlin told the court: There is a pond under the tower’s foundation, and beneath it is a stone and below the stone are a pair of dragons, one red and one white.  When the builders dug down they found the pond and drained it, and came upon the great rock beneath.  When they pulled back the stone, two dragons flew up into the air, entwined.  One was Red and one was White.  As the dragons rose, Merlin started to cry; he fell upon his knees and began to prophecy.  As Merlin foretold, Vortigen was driven from his tower by the Saxons he had invited in to protect him from the Picts and Scots, and the history of Britain was changed forever.

Tower .jpeg                                                           Smith-Waite Tarot Deck

At each full Moon this year, Amelia Leonards and I will feature the planet or luminary who ‘rules’ that sign.  For the first full Moon of the year, we celebrate:

                          The Moon

Remember when you were the village Moon watcher?  You gave the shout, the sound of a horn, when the new Moon appeared in the evening sky, so all might begin again. Lunar cycles mark our days and hours.  All movement is in sync with currents emanating from a light in the sky. The Moon marks the time for ritual and holiday celebration.  Where the Moon resides in the Astrology chart is a place of flux, because the Moon transforms before our eyes, travels across the sky or disappears all together.  The Moon’s sign at our birth defines our emotional tenor.  Water, tides, formless to form, the Moon pulls the ocean and a woman’s blood days. Sea creatures respond to her magnetism deep within the sightless depths.  Cancer is the Moon’s home place, but her pleasure is in Taurus. Her feelings are reality; she never states the obvious. She is an eye, the observer who weeps and smiles, and the face of solace for the lonely.  Amelia Moon Full.jpg

The Moon:  painting by Amelia 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.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.
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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A stream begins in a spring underground.  The water bubbles up, and  follows a path where it becomes meshed with water from other sources. A river forms and then a human settlement is built around the river.  The city benefits from the river, but the water becomes polluted.  New sources of water are found at a distance, and soon the whole world is both connected and messed up!

Old Mill waterfall BL .jpg photo: Bruce Lhuillier

Gemini is about duality, a Mercury driven sign. Gemini Moon in a birth chart marks the tendency to scatter emotions, or to verbalize rather than feel when anxious. With a Gemini full Moon, there is always something to think about, a new idea to explore. We may all feel a special Gemini lunacy when the mind is busy at work trying to juggle contradictory concepts like hope and despair.  The United States was founded at the moment of a Gemini Moon.  We are a nation based upon the word ‘freedom’ with an economy dependent on slavery.

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

But wait!  Mercury is much more than a crazy maker.  He once was the messenger of the gods, the magician, the healer, the guide at the cross roads, Thoth, Hermes, Merlin.  He moves between our every day reality, and an enchanted vision of the material world. As my head spins with this full Moon, as my heart beats faster, I try to breath deeply and slowly, until it all slows down.  Then I begin to feel the warmth of the Sun in Sagittarius, and the magical breath of Mercury.

  black figure with black feathers .jpgphoto: Bruce Lhuillier

Every full Moon in Gemini bathes in the light of a Sagittarius Sun.  While Gemini is a perfect expression of the Air element, Sagittarius is the Fire we need to keep us warm until the moment the Sun returns to the Northern Hemisphere at the Solstice.  Sagittarius is noted for optimism, a basic belief that the Universe is benign.  Both Tarot cards which represent Gemini and Sagittarius feature an angel.  The card for Gemini is The Lovers and shows the archangel Raphael, the healer.   The Lovers is called ‘the Choice card.’  Gemini energy is sometimes distraught with the weight of a decision.

The Lovers

The Lovers  Smith-Waite Tarot deck

The card for Sagittarius is Temperance, with the archangel Michael as as he pours from chalice to chalice, a soul from body to body.

Temperance

Temperance Smith-Waite tarot deck.

When the Gemini Moon and Sagittarius Sun come together, everything seems possible, but tenuous.  Air and Fire create warm flames to warm us in a cold season. These signs are called ‘mutable,’ and they express joy and sorrow around constant change.   Sagittarius honors the sacred nature of all things. Gemini is enthralled with possibility and mental movement.  May they nourish us with hope and vision.

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.   sarahfuhro@gmail.com.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.

 

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Owl on pine tree

photo: Robert Fuhro   Barred Owl

AN OLD OWL SITS ALONE ON THE BRANCH OF A LARGE TREE.

The Owl flies through the night and doesn’t bump his head.   The New Moon for tomorrow ‘suggests the possibility of developing a wisdom beyond tragedy, a peace and poise beyond conflict.’  That is what the Sabian Symbol (verbal image for each degree of the Zodiac) says about the location of the Sun and Moon in Sagittarius.   The owl’s  ‘eyes see what men normally fail to perceive. He represents that consciousness which is active where the processes of life normally escape the attention of the personal ego and its intellect.’

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By delicious chance, the meeting of Sun and Moon takes place very close to the asteroid, Pallas Athena,  she who is represented by an owl, and who personifies wisdom.  Some say that Athena is associated with owls because she is a descendent of the snake and bird goddesses who came before her.  She might be a link to a very ancient wisdom of human and animal connection.  Wise people are trying to reestablish this connection, to listen to animals, to remind us that we are not separate from other species.  Buried within us is the same consciousness which guides the owl through the forest at night.   

New Moon in Sagittarius 2019This new Moon begins the month of Elder/Ruis!   Elderberries and Elderflower make strong medicine to keep the immune system active and healthy.  Symbolically the tree represents regeneration.  When wounded, Elder regrows branches quickly.  Ruis represents the end that must come before the new beginning.  During this lunation the winter solstice will take place,  a deep turn from dark to light and from light to dark on the earth.  The dark and light aspect of the planet is a huge treasure chest of possibility.   When we consider the owl who flew into the dark woods, he gives us a clue that there is more than one kind of vision and more than one kind of light.  

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This particular new Moon offers a treasure…by way of a very dynamic relationship to the planet Uranus, we are promised a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  How to feel the energy of the owl who sees with inner eyes, to understand how wealthy we are?   This Moon also promises an alchemical fire which creates new elements deep within the earth.  Find something that worries you, and holds you prisoner to its discomfort.   In the next three days, that dark concern will finish.  By searching the dark instead of the light a new solution may appear.

 

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/.
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.   sarahfuhro@gmail.com.
Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.

 

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Sticks mark the journey of the Sun on a late October day.  The path to the faerie house is also a calendar of the year.   Each white stone might be a full Moon!  A vision of a magical realm conjures the magic of Sun and Moon.   The Moon loves the sign of Taurus, perhaps because she loves the Earth who is at the heart of Taurus…..

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

A woman draws away two dark curtains which close the entrance to a sacred pathway...this is the Sabian Symbol* for the Scorpio Sun at this moment of full Moon.   We can enter when ‘we plunge ahead into the unknown,‘ if we can move beyond dualistic thoughts.  The full Moon always gives us the opportunity to experience a polarity….the Sun and Moon opposite one another, the Sun casting light on the Moon’s face, as he sets and she carries that light into the night sky!  This is a polarity where we let go of any need to chooses sides!

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

The High Priestess,  the Moon in the Tarot deck sits between the the two columns of black and white.  Waxing and waning Moons adorn her full Moon on her headdress.  Behind her a curtain displays female and male symbols.  She is the Moon with the law in her lap, the four directions and four elements on her breast.  Her power is her position.  She is potent between the polarities of dark and light, male and female.

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We draw closer and closer to the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto, and notice these planets  are in relationship to this full Moon/Sun.  The conjunction will be exact on January 12.   I think a party is in order.

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Saturn urges responsibility for what we create. Pluto recommends that we face our fears and see what they look like.  What is not working anymore? Pluto is connected to garbage and sewage, two things we don’t want to keep in our home, but haven’t figured out how to release without damaging the environment.  Saturn in Capricorn is in his element, and could take a vision into a reality.  Where might the vision come from?  Neptune, who is also in tune with this full Moon, might be the source of the vision, but needs Saturn’s organization and Pluto’s deep commitment to change  for the vision to manifest.  Monday night is a moment to dream (Neptune)  of what could be and dedicate the vision to the Saturn and Pluto in your chart.   The Taurus  Moon will be full on Tuesday morning (12 November 2019 8:34 am EST).

‘ Glory to thee forever, /Thou bright moon, this night; /Thyself art ever/ The glorious lamp of the poor. ‘

from Carmina Gadelica hymns and incantations from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

 

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photo: Robert Fuhro

This photo is a perfect illustration of the Sabian Symbol for the Taurus Moon’s degree:  ‘WISPS OF WING-LIKE CLOUDS STREAMING ACROSS THE SKY.   KEYNOTE: The awareness of spiritual forces at work, the blessings of supernatural forces at work.’  As the material world dances chaos politically and environmentally, the ‘spiritual forces at work’ bring us back to a place of peace in the knowledge that we don’t know the full story.   ‘Courage is needed to go through the veiling darkness — the courage to venture beyond the familiar and the traditionally known, to PLUNGE AHEAD INTO THE UNKNOWN.’

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 photo: Bruce Lhuillier

*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/.

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.   sarahfuhro@gmail.com.

 

Bruce Lhuillier Is a French artist and photographer currently living near Boston.   His ability to capture spirit in his photos and paintings is both unique and  visionary.  You can find his work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Barknstone.

Dedicated to Willy Rubin…definitely a Taurus Moon feline

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