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moon ladyThe full Moon in Cancer of December 25, will fill the sky on Christmas Eve, and be exact at 6:11 am EST on Christmas Day.  She is in her most comfortable sign, oceanic, while dedicated to home; moody, yet focused on feelings of maternal compassion. Cancer Moon vibrates to ancient cycles, and still hears the ancestral lunar wisdom.

This particular Moon Lady holds a crescent Moon in the form of a bison horn. Taurus, the Bison, is the Moon’s sign of exaltation. Scratched on the horn/crescent she holds are thirteen lines for the number of lunar cycles in a year.  This is a reminder that the Moon is the calendar.

This delight in the Moon and her cycle continued into Christian times, butvirgin with snake and crescent the Moon lady now wears clothes…..and always  seems to be shown standing on the Moon, as if to over come lunar power. Snakes are wrapped around the crescent in this painting to warn of the danger of the Moon’s power.

The Tarot card which corresponds to the Moon is pictured in this same way, with the crescent Moon underfoot. Yet this High Pristess card is symbolic of the reserves of ancestral wisdom available to those who follow the Moon’s course..

What was it like when the Moon was fully expressed in the stone age world and the female body?

What does it mean for feminine energy to be constricted into purity rather than overflowing with fertility, creativity,    abundance?

Cancer is deeply invested in finding the right moment for the right action. After all, the Moon is the first timepiece. With the Cancer full Moon opposite the Capricorn Sun, we have the opportunity to feel the rhythm of our life in the here and now (Cancer), connected to earthy Capricorn’s intuitive knowledge of how to create what we know comes next. During the quiet time that follows the Solstice, and the full Moon excitement of Christmas, we all get some space for contemplation. Do we like what we are constructing (Capricorn Sun)? Does it feel as if our life expresses some special task or responsibility, unique to ourselves and in alignment with the tides (Cancer Moon)?

‘Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?’ The Summer Day.

—Mary Oliver

Full Moon of Dec 25, 2105We are living in a time of tension, a reflection of the Uranus Pluto square.   On Christmas Day, the planet Uranus stands direct after many months of retrograde motion.   The pressure of this combination continues to be felt, much like being caught between a huge argument by angry giants. Yet this often gives the hero in fairy tales, the opportunity to run off with the treasure, so we must find the opportunity in these tumultuous times to find a new way under the noses of the angry giants who tell us there is only one right way.    Uranus is in Aries, the sign of the rebel warrior, Pluto, like the Sun, is in Capricorn, and is pointing out the flaws in the construction of business and government. Sometimes it is easier to be destructive than constructive. Perhaps it’s actually part of the plan like the waxing and waning Moon.

Enjoy this full Moon. It comes at a time of change, the world over, as we experience the return of light or the diminishment of the day.   Jupiter and Venus are in sextile so we are showered with generosity in a season dedicated to generosity.   Don’t be afraid to enjoy the largesse!

Here are two little musicians to play dance music for you! One plays the flute, the other a clarinet.

Here are the Moon rise times for next few days of full Moon:

December 23 4:05pm

December 24 4:58pm

December 25 5:54 pm full moon

December 26 6:54 pm

 

Solstice by the Sea  Sarah Fuhro

Upon the sheer high cliff,

over the sea,

dancing, running in place,

shouting names,

rain streaming down in torrents,

in walls, like the walls

around old seaside villas,

rough as stucco,

blank, haughty.

No entry.

 

My dog runs by my side,

wet through,

ears in motion
with his exertion,

blinded by the down pour.

Solstice almost here.

Dawn on the first day of Return.

 

Transformed to icy pellets,

rain shoots
through me and doggy.

Shoots in arrows,

arrives in spears.

 

Clothes mean nothing.

Turn in place and run backwards,

face averted from the icy blast.

Turn to face again.

The sea and the shore are one.

 

In the last day
of triumph over light,

Darkness
retains her power,

to pierce,
to cleanse.

to declare winter shall begin.

 

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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The Birch Full Moon

Birch and moonlight

Whether or not you believe humanity is perched upon a moment of transition, this full Moon offers you an opportunity to embrace your daily life with the deep intensity of conscious choice.

Full Moon in Cancer 2015

This special event takes place at the midpoint of two Cardinal signs, Cancer and Capricorn. The Cardinal signs mark the beginning of a new season, with powerful connection to the elements they represent, in this case Water for the Moon’s sign of Cancer, and Earth for Capricorn, where the Sun resides. Both of these signs and elements are feminine.

FULL MOON INSFUSED WATER

     Honor the full Moon in Cancer with consciousness that we are made of water. We can join the water within to the water in the visible world through meditation in Moonlight, and through placing a container of water for the rising full Moon to reflect upon and ‘charge.’

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     The Capricorn Sun stays low on the horizon. He rises late and sets early. This is the Moon of Beith (Birch), a winter tree with her white and black bark. Honor the Sun as you watch sunrise and sunset, during the Earth element sign of Capricorn.

Owl Song

The sun is the only face I see

as I travel deeper and deeper

into the snowy black-spoked

wheel of the woods. My feet

were swift in the marked path,

but then it was time to curve off,

crunch into the silent depths,

lift each step back to the surface

until I plunge in again, blade

into stone and blade into air.

A song was taking place here

in the birch grove where

I interrupt the order

of all the others,

with my thrashing steps,

and I am ordered into silence.

I look across to the sun who

is teaching at such close range

that I am drenched in radiance,

pierced with the promise of gold.

Suddenly and for all time

I am the hooded owl

who sits guardian over a path

and selects who may travel

further unnoticed and who

must be plucked and groomed

for greater attention.

Sarah Fuhro

Sun and Moon are, as always at the full Moon, poles apart with Moon powerful in her rulership sign of Cancer. This year the Sun began his return to the Northern Hemisphere (the Solstice) just hours before the new Moon in the sign of Capricorn. Saturn rules Capricorn, and teaches us how to manifest in the physical world, but reminds us of the limitations we will face if we take the material world as the only reality.

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And speaking of another reality, the Sun is cheek and jowl with Pluto who rules the invisible world, and demands light, visitation and notice from the visible world. Cultures around the world tell stories of the necessity to go down into the dark Underworld, and discover what has been overlooked. Yet the return from this place where the Sun does not shine is equally important.   In the VIII of Cups Tarot card we have an image of this journey, into darkness and the unknown; what we don’t know, but are about to explore. The eight cups left behind on the familiar shore hold what we have developed and value, but are willing to leave behind. The Sun and Moon shine down in a promise of integration.

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Sarah Fuhro 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 for 2015 is created in the spiral design of the movement of the Moon. You can order one of these beautiful timekeepers at http://www.thelunapress.com.

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