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bottle and lantern .jpg                                             photo: Bruce Lhuillier

Aquarius, always connected to group activity,  creates new forms of connection in a time of pandemic.  Last night I sat with a few friends in a garden, while the Moon shone her light on our laughter and words.  Fullness happens on Monday in the season of Lughnasadh, a celebration of harvest, bread, weddings and processions to remember the passing of the old nomadic way of life.   I wonder if adjustment to the necessity of  quarantine will also create a new way of life which we cannot fully imagine yet.  This is always a tricky time of the wheel’s turn. Lughnasadh is both celebration yet has an element of mourning.

IMG_1541                                              photo: Bruce Lhuillier

And then, there is the element of Uranus.  While Saturn is the traditional  ‘ruler’ of Aquarius, Uranus, when he was discovered became a co-ruler.   The sign is quirky, and full of surprises, maybe even full of demands for change, revolutionary  change.   No surprise that at this full Moon in Aquarius, Uranus makes a square to the Sun and Moon and demands: well, what next?   Uranus is often a challenge to a delicately balanced ego, and that may be where his reputation as a troublemaker lies.

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If you sit in a Moonlit garden with a few friends, you are combining the Sabian Symbols* for the Sun, and Uranus at this moment of the full Moon.   The Sun symbol is an ‘evening party, illuminated by fancy lanterns’… and Uranus shows us ‘a woman watering flowers in her garden’.  There is a warning in the garden imagery that it could become ‘my’ garden, ‘The consciousness  lavishes its attention upon it, its love — alas, usually a possessive kind of love.  The ego, the notion of separateness developed around the time Uranus was discovered.   It was the period of the French and American revolutions, when tradition, and class, and family were abandoned for individual consciousness.

Quirky

Let us honor the quirky;

the Moon half eaten

by ragged cloud  mouths,

the child thrown from home,

by chaos and ashes.

 

Who would remember

Hansel and Gretel had

the step mother been kind,

or the witch less hungry.

 

And who is not Hansel,

not Gretel, cruel mother,

cowardly father, ravenous witch,

All singer of songs!

Sarah Fuhro
Heard Farm walkway                                   photo: Sarah Fuhro

There is a healer here as well.  Chiron, the physician,  lurks in range of Sun and Moon and offers us the possibility to make a healing potion from the fiery and unpredictable electrical energy of Leo, Aquarius and Uranus.   The excitement will continue during August as Mars bumps into Black Moon Lilith and Eris, both of whom deal with the anger of the feminine.  Uranus will turn retrograde in the middle of the month, and become even more deeply involved in affairs here on Earth.   Where can healing take place in the middle of the dynamic energy?   Maybe like being born, you can’t stop half way through to attend to wounds.  You have to keep moving into the next stage of the birth process, the next turn in the birth canal.

IMG_6511                                           painting: Amelia Leonards

Here in an unfinished but powerful watercolor by Amelia Leonards, we see the owl of new wisdom arising from the chaos of  old forms.  This is the what the next next few weeks will feel like.

*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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