Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘aquarius new Moon 2015’ Category

Skunk cabbage in snowPhoto: Robert Fuhro

Have you noticed the March wind this week? Has it wrenched you to the bones, invaded your coat, and kept you tightly wrapped like these optimistic skunk cabbage spears? In New England we have tasted the gusty mood of the weather ever since the Sun entered the sign of Aries on Monday, the moment of the Spring Equinox. So it’s a lovely coincidence to look at some of the Sabian Symbols for prominent degrees in this chart and find the theme is Wind!

The Sabian Symbol for Sun and Moon in Aries: ‘A large woman’s hat with streamers blown by an East wind.’ The degree of placement for Uranus and Eris in Aries: ‘Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window takes the shape of a cornucopia.’ What does the wind theme in this chart represent for each of us?

The wind is a sculptor of trees and water.   The wind is a musician who plays the harp of leaves and sand. The wind is a poet whose song fills us with terror or hope.

tree and water                                 Photo: Sarah Fuhro

Perhaps Chiron, the healer holds the clue to what the wind brings us. The degree of his Sabian Symbol: ‘Watching the very thin moon crescent appearing at sunset, different people realize that the time has come to go ahead with their different projects.’ Is the theme of this new Moon, Transformation?

Ice splash                 photo: Robert Fuhro

This seems to be a new Moon reminding us we have the opportunity to begin again. The wind blows away the past. It is the voice of spirit to remind us we cannot see everything at work in a situation.  The life energy of Aries, the sign of the spring equinox says we can leave old failures behind.

The Aries Venus in this chart speaks romantically: ‘Two lovers strolling on a secluded walk.

New Moon in Aries 2017

Through the communication of the degree of the Aries Mercury, we learn that the cornucopia of Uranus and Eris contains: ‘more gifts than we can hold’!

clemintines                                         Photo: Sarah Fuhro

Maybe we focus too much on the war-like energy of Aries and not enough on the courage, creativity and spring energy this constellation offers us. Here is the fire of Desire, which in the Western Mystery Tradition is the spark, which begins all manifestation. Venus, Moon, Sun, Eris, Uranus and Mercury are dancing to the Aries tune.

Three tarot cardsWild Unknown Tarot Deck

The Wild Unknown Tarot deck illustrates this alternative view of Aries. The Emperor is the card associated with the sign of Aries. In this deck, The Emperor is a coniferous tree with an eclipsed Sun.   The Empress (Venus) is the consort of The Emperor. A deciduous tree and a waning crescent Moon represent her. Both luminaries (Sun and Moon) who light up our earth are in some way compromised in these cards.

The Tower represents Mars, the ruler of Aries. There is a special relationship between Mars and Venus at this moment of the new Moon. Venus is in the sign of Aries, ruled by Mars, and Mars is in the sign of Taurus ruled by Venus. This is called ‘mutual reception’ in astrological language. It is a form of integration between these two planets, between two polarities, male and female, Sun and Moon.   Whenever we find a way to marry contradictory energies, we have access to creativity, to greater understanding and insight.

ferns on log                                   Photo: Robert Fuhro

The Green Man who sprouts green shoots from every orifice symbolizes this powerful green energy. He has no religious affinity with Christianity yet he appears in many old churches. His energy does not imply conquest, only fertility.

Next Monday evening, March 27 around 10:57 EDT, when the Moon is invisible in her dark chamber with the Sun, step out under the stars and remember Chiron’s promise to us:‘Watching the very thin moon crescent appearing at sunset, different people realize that the time has come to go ahead with their different projects.’ Three days after the New Moon, each of our visions will be ready to plant, and to grow with the waxing Moon. What plan do you have to plant in your Moon garden?   What will the Green Man bless for you this season of wind and fire?

Read Full Post »

A New Moon as Aquarius Ends and a New Year begins!      

The North Wind Doth Blow

The north wind doth blow,

And we shall have snow,

And what will the robin do then,

poor thing?

He’ll sit in a barn,

And keep himself warm,

And hide his head under his wing,

poor thing!

robin in green leavesphoto: Bob Fuhro

            As an attempt at sympathetic magic, I chose this picture of a Robin on a better day. Here in the Boston area, I can’t get to my birdfeeder because of snowfall above my waist. There are very few barns or any open buildings to use as shelter. Robins traditionally left for the winter because they are meat eater (bugs, worms), but with global climate change, Canadian Robins now come here for the winter. That was a mistake this year with record snowfall and achingly cold days. Please send out warming thoughts for our birds, and other small animals as they attempt to survive until a warm day opens a way to food and shelter.

As for humans left out in the cold: ‘The City of Boston recognizes that winter storms and extreme cold weather place homeless people who suffer from medical/behavioral health problems may be particularly at risk if they are exposed to extreme weather conditions. Please be vigilant and dial 911 if you suspect an individual is suffering hypothermia, from frostbite, or is in need of services.’

Will the new Moon on Wednesday, bring a yearned for change in your life, or improve the chances of a sparrow to make it to spring?   It’s a new Moon in the last degree of Aquarius, the second new Moon in this sign. Moments later Sun and Moon will enter the sign of Pisces.   This is the fifth consecutive new Moon in either the first or last degree of a constellation. We stand at the edge of the limits of our imagination.

seven-of-swords

Rider Waite version of the VII of Swords

VII of Swords Wild UnknownWild Unknown version of the VII of Swords

            Both of these versions of the VII of Swords illustrate the possibilities of this new Moon at 29º Aquarius. It is time to try new solutions for old problems.   Instead of fighting a pitched battle head to head, it might be wiser to ‘disarm’ the enemy.   The human figure in the Rider-Waite deck evens the odds in a forthcoming tournament. The fox knows his strength, has a variety of strategies, and keeps a weapon close at hand despite his apparent hibernation. Like the Swords, Aquarius is an air sign, with the possibility of a new thought process.

New Moon in Aquarius 2015

This new Moon takes place at the mid-point of the ongoing square between Uranus and Pluto.   This square has colored much of the last few years, just as the conjunction between the two describes the events which took place in the late 1960’s.   A good deal of heat is created when these planets interact, but it is not necessarily a heat which sheds light on complex situations. Standing at the fulcrum between them might be the wisest, if not the most comfortable way to deal with the tension. There are several important negotiations taking place in the world at the present time….Ukraine and Iran, Syria and Iraq present us with models of delicate situations which require tender diplomacy. In our personal lives this might be just as true.

Saturn is in square to the Sun and Moon. He is the lord of the sign, Aquarius.   Saturn is cruising through Sagittarius at the moment and injects fire, and a sometimes inflated knowledge of the divine plan. Saturn in Sagittarius can be tolerant and all-inclusive, or dogmatic and fanatical about spiritual doctrine. Saturn is also in square to mystical Neptune, very much at home in Pisces. Perhaps the sterner expression of Saturn in Sagittarius might be softened with this contact. This might be the time we could all look at our fondest beliefs to see where they might be expanded and transformed.

Mars and Venus are tightly conjunct in Pisces. When these planets come together, there is a potential for integration. They represent the female energy of attraction and the driving force of male energy entwined…a basic condition for all students of esoteric knowledge.

snakes entwined

The Sabian Symbol for this degree is long and abstract, rather than visual, but very much in tune with the chart. ‘Deeply Rooted In The Past Of A Very Ancient Culture, A Spiritual Brotherhood In Which Many Individual Minds Are Merged Into The Glowing Light Of A Unanimous Consciousness Is Revealed To One Who Has Emerged Successfully From His Metamorphosis. KEYNOTE: The ability for the person with an open mind and a deep feeling for self-transcendence to come in contact with higher forms of existence. Conscious totality of being.’ (from The Astrology of Personality, Dane Rudhyar).

This is the Moon that marks Chinese new year of the Goat or Sheep. Celebration for a new Moon and new year begins Wednesday….

2013-Chinese-New-Year-in-Bangkok

Sarah Fuhro-Astrologer,

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.

2015 lunar calendar cooverTHE Lunar Calendar…..www.thelunapress.com

Read Full Post »

 Rowan’s Invitation to New Realms        

24alps-blog480The ‘Step Into the Void’ enclosure in the French Alps. Robert Pratta/Reuters

“You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves…..” Mary Oliver

New Moon in Rowan 2015

Last month the new Moon began with the first degree of Capricorn, hours after the Winter Solstice. What a brilliant package of cosmic activation! Once again, the beginning of the Lunar Cycle and the entry of the Sun into a new constellation coincide. Aquarius Sun and new Moon are located at 00 degrees. Same message, but in Aquarian flavor. Celebrate the opportunity for a new start with a special ritual or song! Find someplace in your life, where you have postponed exploration. Capricorn suggests looking to the past for ancestral inspiration. Aquarius is ready for novel exploration.

Saturn

Saturn guides both signs, and he makes a nice connection to the Sun and Moon from his perch in Sagittarius. When Saturn is visiting Sagittarius, he tries to make himself comfortable through orthodox belief systems, while at the same time he is fascinated with an ideal future. Saturn is closing in on a square to Mars and Neptune. This makes the frenetic desire for an agreed upon philosophical or religious truth quite messy and confusing. The impulse to get everyone in agreement runs into the vagaries of Neptune and the diffuse anger of Mars in Pisces conjunct Neptune. It may seems obvious that the terrorism of ISIL and the recent violence in France is not conducive to the cause and long term goals of those involved, but what about our own more insular desires to be ‘right’?

rowan pentacle

This is the Moon of Rowan (Mountain Ash in America) or Luis. The Rowan tree has a connection to the realm of the Fae. She is the sacred tree of Imbolc which will take place at the time of the full Moon. It suggests both enchantment (Neptune) and protection from the power of enchantment though the Star of Venus. While the earth in Northern places is frozen, The Moon of Luis is a traditional time to venture into the lands of unknown places in vision and dream, but don’t forget the way back!

celtictreeRowan

Vanessa Card’s drawing of the Rowan Tree from the Celtic Tree Oracle

Sarah Fuhro    sarahbeagl@aol.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.

The Lunar Calendar at http://www.thelunarpress keeps you in touch with the Moon all year long!

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: