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root personThis is the second full Moon in Sagittarius this year.   When the full Moon visits the same sign twice, it gives us a moment to pause and look more deeply at the energies of the signs involved.   Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius are about two very different ways we perceive the world. Gemini wants to explore with rational Mercury. Sagittarius has the certainly of Jupiter behind his beliefs. Words, like swords can cut cleanly and find clarity, but they can turn and become double edged. Gemini can be delightfully curious, and articulate or descend into gibberish.   Sagittarius can be philosophical, optimistic, tolerant or rabidly dogmatic and inflexible.


We seem to be in a place where the Moon and Sun offer us the opportunity to look at our mental processes, and, to observe how we listen to each other and to the mental dialogue, which occupies our head.

When we are in the season of the full Moon we experience contradiction and the desire to
integrate opposing impulses and desires. This can lead to a sense of lunacy, a feeling that we can’t understand some part of our self which is wordless, and which can be ecstatic or destructive or both.

We associate the power of the full Moon to pull us apart mentally. But the integration of new material in our life can only come through the process of accepting contradiction.  Society has to accept what seems chaotic in order to evolve.  Asylum

Here is the entry to a discarded mental hospital, a place for those who had ‘abandoned hope’ and for those who were abandoned because they could not be integrated into sanity. Even the growth of trees and plants around the grand entrance, a temple to madness, seem to be in chaos. The laws of nature which usually follow a path towards harmony and balance, are overcome by chaos. The huge Moon is the illumination of this place, a place the Sun abandoned.

An important player in this full Moon moment is Chiron, the wounded healer, the centaur who could mend all wounds but his own. Chiron makes an important square to the Sun/Moon opposition. He holds the reigns of this chart. And I believe his Sabian Symbol is the one which holds the key to this moment: ‘Watching the very thin moon crescent appearing at sunset, different people realize that the time has come to go ahead with their different projects.’   ‘keynote: A keen appreciation of the value of individualized responses to any challenge of life.’

The potential for new understanding after disorder is available to us, if we don’t panic and Sag full Moon #2 '16pull away from the depths, but rather look more closely as what is really happening.
To increase the mental and physical tension of this full Moon, the planetary rulers of Sagittarius and Gemini (Jupiter and Mercury) are involved in a square formation along with Neptune and Saturn, two very contradictory forces. Jupiter is traveling through earth sign Virgo, a practical, critical deity. Neptune, located in his home base of watery Pisces drownsMagician Jupiter’s desire to preserve some semblance of order. The potential for a war between religions and spiritual outlooks is reflected in the astrology of the moment. Jupiter and Neptune are exactly opposite one another and are in tight connection to the Lunar Nodes, which mark evolutionary paths across the sky. Mercury’s card in the Tarot deck is the Magician. He knows the tools and tarot-wheeloffortunethe secrets of communication between the worlds. Jupiter, located in Mercury’s realm of Virgo also would use the tools of the Magician, but he offers us something beyond our ability to comprehend in this card, the movement behind the scene.  The Magician represents Mercury, The Wheel of Fortune, Jupiter.

Squares have trouble seeing each other’s point of view. There is a blind spot between Mercury and Jupiter and between Neptune and Saturn. Only by accepting all four sides of the square can understanding be reached, and stable new formations arise from the dust. In this Tarot card people have left the confines of the walled city to celebrate a new wholeness they are building.

four of wandsThis full Moon takes place just hours before the Summer Solstice.   The Solstice is a threshold moment, which marks the shift between growing and lessening light. This gives an extra significance to this very powerful full Moon. We live on a planet tilted to just the right degree so that every place on earth receives the same number of dark and light hours over a year’s time, but distributed in several very different ways. At the equator there is very little change of season, the day is half light and half dark. As we move South and North, the light varies by season with a dark and a light half. This may be why polarity is built into our thinking.   We want to see things as dark or light, right or wrong.

If you are feeling torn in several contradictory directions at this time, it might be an opportunity to take a moment of non judgmental self observation. It definitely feels as if our nation could use this. Silence and meditation are beautifully illustrated in this stone head found in the Castle Rock conservation land of Carlisle, Massachusetts. The challenge of the moment seems to beg for tender contemplation without words or mental constructs.

stone headSarah 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.

Photo credits:

Sarah Fuhro, root person

Bruce Lhuillier, Asylum (MacLean Hospital in Waltham Massachusetts)

Bruce Lhuillier, Stone Head, Carlisle Massachusetts.

Tarot cards from the Rider Waite deck


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A Dark Moon, A Dark Sun, a Full House in Pisces

A meeting has been called in the sign of Pisces. Gathered together are Mercury, the messenger; Neptune, the visionary; Ceres, the earth mother; the new Moon, queen of cycles; the Sun, a king in eclipse; Chiron, the wounded healer; and the South Node in Pisces, the location and timing of this solar/lunar event. The flavor of this stellar event is Pisces; the theme is compassion, intuition, mystical knowledge, music, and addiction to what can’t be seen, but can only be felt: A Love Supreme, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clC6cgoh1sU.

John Coltrane’s opus, A Love Supreme sets the tone for this total solar eclipse on Tuesday,John Coltrane March 8.   Coltrane’s ascendant, his soul gate is at 2° of Pisces. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is: Petrified tree trunks lie broken on desert sand. Keynote: The power to preserve records of their achievements which is inherent in fully matured culture. Indestructability. Music is both ephemeral and transcendent, like Pisces. Love, like music renews itself with each phrase, just as the Moon renews herself with each new Lunar cycle, and as we renew our connection to life with each new breath.

You won’t see the eclipse unless you are in Eastern Asia, but this combination of planets, a total solar eclipse, and the closeness of the Moon (Perigee) to earth means the lunar and Piscean energy will reverberate wherever you are. This is a moment to stop and take note, to listen to what must be healed within and without.

You won’t see the eclipse unless you are in Eastern Asia, but this combination of planets, a total solar eclipse, and the closeness of the Moon (Perigee) to earth means the lunar and Piscean energy will reverberate wherever you are. This is a moment to stop and take note, to listen to what must be healed within and without.

The Moon is always invisible at the time of the new Moon. All this has to be felt, and it can only be felt if you honor this celestial event with some form of consciousness. Meet the new lunar cycle in mystery and darkness if you can. You can become part of the stellium in Pisces with meditation, music-the music of your soul, and water. Float a candle in a bowl of water and listen to some music which reconnects you to a Love Supreme.

New Moon in Pisces 2016Jupiter is in perfect opposition to the new Moon and Sun. He’s one of two planets who rule Pisces and set the tone for this zodiac sign. He is the King of the gods on Olympus (Zeus), and expands our spirits through optimism and hope. Some say he supplanted the original monarch of the Greeks, Hera. Juno (Hera) in this chart is trine to Ceres (Demeter). Are we going to see a flood of female energy return to balance a long imbalance of male energy, as illustrated in the American election drama? Yet neither political party speaks to the cause of Demeter, our earth mother. This chart has the potential to bring attention to the environment, with yet another warning about the way we dishonor our home.

The outer planet ruler of Pisces is Neptune, who is part of the confab of planets, which are christian fishteaching us Pisces’ values. To feel another’s pain and pleasure is the genius of Pisces. The Age of Pisces began around the time of Christ and is now on the wane. At that time, two thousand years ago, a prophet symbolized by a fish, also the symbol of Pisces, spoke of the importance of love; ‘love thy neighbor, as thyself,’ a very difficult commandment. The sacrificial aspect of the fish became a theme in Christian doctrine. Yet often it was applied to the poor and to women, and left out the powerful and men.

To make this chart even more intense, Saturn and Uranus are in trine to one another and both contact the central players in the Pisces line up. Saturn would like to put the brakes on change;

Uranus can’t wait to set fire to the establishment. Expect more in the way of change and 6 The Loversthe resistance to change. Saturn makes a square to Jupiter, on one side and on the other to the Sun/Moon/Ceres drama. The outlet for all of this is in Gemini.   Gemini is communication, and a kind of nervous energy, which can make polarities seem like irreconcilable opposites instead of equal parts of a whole. In the Gemini card (The Lovers) from the Arthurian Legend Tarot we are offered another view of polarity. Gareth and Lyoness walk side by side in the forest. Their relationship does not consume or eliminate either one. As the seasons change so does their bond. The usual sense of this card as one of choice, takes on an evolutionary tone. We don’t have to eliminate contradictory elements in our nature. Astrology shows us the complexity of our nature held within a circle, a living picture of many parts which ‘feels’ change.

And one last player cannot be overlooked. Pluto trines Jupiter and makes a sextile to the luminaries. His influence as Death, as Lord of the Underworld is always triumphant, offering us the power of our own being. Don Juan in Journey to Ixtlan says to Carlos: ‘Death is the only wise advisor that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you’re about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you’re wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, ‘I haven’t touched you yet’.’   Carlos Castaneda.

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.




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