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                                            photo: Bruce Lhuillier

Monday’s new Moon  falls on the astrological degree of Imbolc, a festival  of light, which marks the half way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.  There is  a fiery combination of Uranus and Mars in Aries in this chart, which will wake up the earth for many of us this weekend and culminate at the new Moon on Monday.

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photo: Sarah Fuhro

Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are all in their favorite constellations, and have tight relationships with each other and the new Moon.  The players in the sky are working together in a way that can inspire and encourage each of us to move through fear and into new realms of creative expression.  It’s an opportunity, to envision and take the first steps towards exploring new territory, a moment of optimism and courage, just like the green shoots coming from the dark and silent seed.

New Moon in Aquarius 2019

Imbolc celebrates the goddess Bride.  She is the Lady of healers and mid-wives, poets and artists,  and  black smiths and crafts folk.  A triskelion of talents is  available to each of us, if we trust in ourselves and her inspiration.  It’s traditional to light nineteen candles at Imbolc, the number of the Sun,  now returning to Northern lands.  Cleansing is also part of this season when Bride meets us between snow and mud, sunshine and winter storms.

Imbolc still life

photo: Bruce Lhuillier

And then there is the trio of well placed planets: Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. Each brings a gift to this new Moon, a triskelion of delicious energy.  Jupiter says: dream big, Saturn suggests work hard to make the dream into a material reality and Neptune takes the dream to the level of vision, something we might share with our community.  Like Bride, they come at this sweet moment of the year to bring gifts to the new Moon in the sign of Aquarius where humanity is ready to evolve.

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier

A theme of fiery intensity heats up this chart, and makes the triskelion into a twirling wheel of fire. It is  the fire of Aries, the chart ‘signature’ and the sign of Uranus and Mars who might be the kick start to our Jupiterian dream.   Or we can experience Uranus and Mars as anger and impatience.  Irritation will only increase the energy of Aries.    Eris, the Lady of discord is also in Aries, cheek and jowl with Mars.   If you feel chaotic instead of motivated and focused  this weekend, take a minute to converse with this energy.  To add to the intensity, Pluto who always knows what lies below the surface, is in a powerful square with the Aries players.   Expect a challenge, or learn how to call upon this vitality.

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photo: Bruce Lhuillier
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 508 652 9880 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Strange Gods, New Medicine   Tuesday, 13 December 2016

 

fulll-moon-in-gemini-2016It’s a full Moon; Sun and Moon are on opposites sides of the chart, and as the Sun sets, the Moon rises.   The Sun is in the fiery sign of Sagittarius. There is a strange mixture of kindness, curiosity and joyful optimism that sometimes flips and becomes fanaticism, and intolerance in Sagittarius. Perhaps this is because Jupiter, king of all the gods rules this sign, and like many monarchs, he is jolly until he is crossed.

Meanwhile the Moon is in airy Gemini, lots of talk and the ever spinning brain. Gemini Moon can think her way out of emotional turmoil, but also needs to communicate feelings in order for them to be real. Mercury rules this sign and the ‘jazziness’ of energy which he creates is often poured into multi tasking, non stop talking, and feverish excitement until exhaustion sets in. Yet there is a deep resilience and renewal to this Moon sign!

Mercury and Jupiter are very different gods…Jupiter is the king, Mercury his servant hermes-and-zeusmessenger, but like many servants, he has a kind of freedom forbidden to monarchs. Jupiter is known for his stormy marriage to Juno and endless sexual conquests of mortals and gods. Mercury is more androgynous. He is also promiscuous, and some say he has a daughter with Venus, but no marriage for him!   Notice his floppy hat!

With each full Moon we have the opportunity to integrate opposite signs, and to bridge our understanding of polarity.   We all contain these contradictions and instead of trying to repress one side or another, the full Moon says: embrace it all, and create a dance of the whole mess!

odin-in-hatThere is another opposition in this chart as well. This is one I would call the Odin pattern. Uranus and his companions Eris (chaos) and Ceres look across the chart to Jupiter.   Like the Sun and Moon they are in signs of Fire and Air. Odin, like Uranus is not about established tribal order, but more about the new ways. He is known as the ‘Wanderer.’ He wears a floppy hat, like Mercury and is missing one eye, which he surrendered in order to acquire deep wisdom. Like all interesting gods, he is full of contradiction.   His name can be translated as ‘Master of Ecstasy.’ He is concerned with war, wisdom, magic, shamanism, poetry and the dead.   His gift is the Runes, a magical alphabet. . His connection to Uranus in Aries makes him much like Prometheus, who brought fire to humanity. Jupiter is in Libra at this time. Uranus and the gang are in Aries, another god of war. Jupiter in Libra suggests a deep concern with law and order. But Uranus suggests upheaval and anger. The Shamanic process of Death, Purification and Renewal are Odin’s qualities and indicated in this full Moon chart.

The theme of Odin continues. Mercury and Pluto square this Uranus/Jupiter opposition, further emphasis on the Death (Pluto) and poetry (Mercury) aspect of Odin’s character. Here he is at Standing Rock, walking the battlefield as he was known to do.

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That battle is far from over, and most of us expect further conflicts between the people’s forces of Uranus/Eris/Ceres and the power of big business (Jupiter). Pluto is associated with oil, and he and Mercury are in the sign of Capricorn, government and corporations. The T-square in this chart opens out to the sign of Cancer, the sign of home, the wisdom of the Moon, the emotional tides.   Here we may find the healing we need, the wisdom Odin found when he hung from the World Tree, Yggdrasil, where the Runes are carved.   He pierced himself with his spear, and gazed into the Well of Urd, from which Yggdrasil grows and he learned the secret of the Runes. He says:  “given to Odin, myself to myself.”  This might be the medicine we need at this time, the ability to give away ego, in order to learn a new medicine for the World.

odin-cavalier-1Here is Odin on his eight legged horse, Sleipnir. He carries his sword, Gugnir and is accompanied by his ravens: Huginn and Muninn. He had the power to bind and unbind the human mind, symbolized in the interlocking triangles called Valknut. Like the astrology chart, this is the eternal movement of the Universe.

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Odin in his floppy hat: George von Rosen       https://upload.wikimedia.org

Scene from Standing Rock: Zhooniya Ogitchida

Odin Cavalier: Bruce Lhuillier

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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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
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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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New Moon in Monkey

 

The Celebration of the Yang Fire Monkey Year begins with the new Moon on February 7th. This picture says a lot about how a monkey would celebrate a new Moon in the sign of Aquarius. There’s that ever present technology, which has changed our way of interacting with one another as we enter the ‘Aquarian Age.’

aquariusAquarius is a constellation in the zodiac with two ‘rulers, ‘ Saturn and Uranus.  Both are very active in this chart.   Rulers give a clue as to the nature of the energy for the signs. Aquarius has a Saturnic, i.e., manifesting talent, but unlike the previous sign, Capricorn, also ‘ruled’ by Saturn, Aquarius is more likely to create something in a new way or new realm. Saturn, as ruler of Aquarius is influenced by the quirky and revolutionary nature of Uranus. He’s not his Capricorn solid and traditional self. It’s as true with planets as it is with humans that our companions change our rhythms viewpoint.

Saturn in the chart for this new Moon is working in Sagittarius and makes a sextile to the luminaries (Sun and Moon). He is watching them from a Sagittarian vantage point, perhaps suggesting that this is a time for asking what we carry as belief. When our beliefs become too Saturnic our life can turn into a burden of responsibility and ‘shoulds.’ We can no longer see any potential for new perceptions.

IX of WandsThe IX of Wands has a picture of this state of affairs. This manIX wands has successfully fought off all attacks and has neatly arranged the trophies of his victories in a protective wall around him. Yet the protective wands keep out friends as well as enemies. He is waiting for the next attack, rather than looking for new possibilities. He might need to add some of the hospitable warmth of the IX of Cups to his expectations. Maybe we could all learn to forget the source of our bruises and focus on generosity at this new Moon.

The Sabian Symbol for Saturn’s degree at this new Moon day is quite astonishing!   It refers to the festival of Imbolc, which is traditionally celebrated on February 2nd, just a few days before:    ‘The Ground Hog Looking for his Shadow on Ground Hog Day, February 2nd!

Imbolc         Sarah Fuhro

Full Moon is buried in our lungs.

She breathes with us.

Heart beats in a hurry

to keep in time,

with the passage of sweet fog.

The cold air fills and empties

the magic chest,

treasure box
held within,

the holy ghost,
the spirit place,

the temple,
the toolbox,

the home sweet home.

 

The White Lady draws nigh,

twilight fills in her footsteps.

Feel her furry breath,

as she approaches.

 

She leaves muddy tracks

in the new snow,

and promises that someday,

one day,

when she consents, spring will be here,

hot, with chill overtones.

 

Soundless, the Lady is the moss under crystal,

thin February glass on small ponds.

She is the bird of early arrival,

the fox,
as he leaves his lair

to venture forth

on a cold morning

with breakfast in mind,

after long hunger.

Star VoyagerUranus is also making a friendly sextile to Sun and Moon. This means Saturn and Uranus, the planetary rulers of Aquarius are in trine; they share the Fire element, but express it quite differently. Fire from the Jungian point of view is the element of intuition. It jumps from place to place, and cannot be contained.

Uranus is the unexpected part of Aquarius, the far out aspect.  Uranus is in Aries and so we know his nature is fiery as well as unpredictable.   He’s hanging out with the virginal Vesta. This may be one reason the stock market is so erratic. Vesta seems to have some connection to the way we handle money and ‘investments.’

Uranus goads the new Moon (and the Sun) to put some passion into those Sagittarian beliefs Saturn is channeling for us.  The Star, is the Tarot Card associated with Aquarius. This collage version is from the Voyager deck by James Wanless.

Aquarius is the sign of a universal or group kindness. There a promise of great healing in this moment of the new Moon in Aquarius. Jupiter and Chiron are in opposition across the Lunar Nodes’ axis.   Each of us has the opportunity to find a place to offer kindness to a world in pain.   Kuan Yin is the light within, the source of universal compassion.

 

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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A Full Moon for Walt Whitman

‘I celebrate myself, and sing myself,

And what I assume you shall assume,

For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.’ Walt Whitman

 

Cooper's hawk copySaturday the full Moon in Leo will offer us another pair of contradictory impulses, we each struggle to integrate.   The Moon in Leo urges us to develop our powers of self expression, to gird our self in courage, and to sing a song of our own creation. Pride and warm feelings for others mingle in the heart of the Moon as she rises skyward to shine on us all. A Leo Moon is all fire and theater, and we may feel a drive to sing in the moonlight!

The Aquarian Sun sees this preciousRed-tailed hawk moment from another point of view.   Creative energy finds an outlet in creating a better society for all of humanity. Aquarian energy is often eccentric and ‘far out,’ even while trying very hard to make things better for everyone, because there is a natural tendency to live in a vision of the future.   Aquarius is an air sign; a place of mental chatter with an intellectual’s drive to find out what is ‘the truth’.

 

There is something about this combination, which reminds me of Walt Whitman. His chart has Jupiter in Aquarius “I am large, I contain multitudes” His religion is joyful freedom of expression (Leo). He included everyone in his spiritual family (Aquarius), “Whoever you are, now I place my hand upon you/ That you may be my poem/ I whisper with my lips close to your ear/ I have loved many women and men, but I love none better than you.”

His Moon is in the opposite sign of Leo, “Do anything, but let it produce joy.” And, “That you are here—that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.” He gives us clues, so many, as to how to integrate Leonic and Aquarian impulses, and celebrate both ends of this full Moon event.

Full Moon of Leo 2016The Leo Moon gets a large dose of energy from a sextile between Venus and Neptune. These two make a bracket around the Aquarian Sun and release their energy from a Yod to the Moon. A Yod is an astrological relationship between planets, which takes difficult relationships to a new level of creative understanding.

Neptune is sometimes called the higher octave of Venus; despite this cold weather outside in the Northern Hemisphere, this full Moon is all about love, love, love!

 

So the Two: Venus who has just entered earthy practical Capricorn, and Neptune who is fully manifest in the sign of mystical, watery Pisces, bracket the Sun likes arms of a lover.   Whoosh goes their energy into the highflying Leo Moon!

 Houses and rooms are full of perfumes, the shelves are crowded with perfumes, /I breathe the fragrance myself and know it and like it/ The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.   Walt again.

Neptune can be a place of illusion and addiction in the chart when he is not fully realized as an invitation to the deepest and highest form of universal love.

Walt Whitman's chart

This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people,..go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”

Photos of hawks by Sarah and Bob Fuhro

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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The Slow Dance of the Capricorn New Moon

January 9 at 8:30 PM EST

 

BIrch Grove

Little Birch Moon          Sarah Fuhro

This little birch Moon

is slipping out into dark

night, stepping away

from the lights and music

of the bustling cabin.

 

When the Moon

has her darkness,

she takes it in silence.

 

Going out she leans against

the great dark tree,

and looks straight up,

as she recalls

how she sailed

in that tree top

as a full and flying moon.

 

Moon feels the bark

against her tired spine.

 

In the dark,

and all alone, by herself,

she gives birth

to the next little Moon

 

As I write this, the waning Birch Moon is slipping away and a new Moon of Rowan is about to be born.

This new Moon will teach us how to dance to earthy Capricorn. Sun, Moon, Pluto, Mercury and the asteroid Pallas Athena are visiting this sign, which is not noted for fun, but rather for structural concerns, although careful craftsmanship can be also be fun.  Yet if we don’t see and feel the dance of Capricorn’s materialization, our world collapses around us. We are stuck in ‘what was’ and forget to hear the rhythm of the present and the siren song of the future.

The ‘ruler’ of Capricorn, Saturn sits so very close to Venus in this chart, and they are in the jolly sign of Sagittarius. Saturn, often visualized as an old man, ‘Chronos’ and the lovely Venus work well together. Saturn and Venus in relationship to each other in

an astrology chart often indicate an artist (Venus) willing to take part in the hard work and the hours (Saturn) necessary for success.

The World CardAnd look at this: the Tarot card for Saturn is The World card….she who dances eternally to keep the Universe in movement!   But wait, the dancer is not ‘she’; this is an Edwardian version of a hermaphrodite, a mixture of male and female in one body. This is the final card in the Major Arcana, and hints at the work of the Magician, which must include a sacred marriage between the sexes in one human.   Like The Magician card, the dancer carries yarrow sticks….the communication device between spirit and oracle. This is how the Delphic soothsayer received the word from the gods, through yarrow sticks. These were the original I Ching prognosticators. Listen carefully for the word that comes to you from simple sources.

This new Moon is the first of the New Year 2016. Capricorn gives us the strength to carry out goals we have identified as we entered 2016.

The tradition of setting New Year resolutions makes sense in the spirit of Capricorn Sun and Moon, which are always present at this time of year. It is taking the tide to begin a journey by sea. The Venus Saturn conjunction adds a extra note of potential for each of us to create something tangible.

Give yourself some time alone, in nature, in the dark of this dark season to see what is the next step in your soul’s journey. Mercury is taking this time to retrograde back into Capricorn from a momentary journey into Aquarius…a sign of the future, while Capricorn would like us to be well seated in the present. Give yourself some retrograde permission to revisit your most heartfelt goals for the future.

New Moon in Capricorn 2016

The Sagittarian couple, Venus and Saturn will help you. Saturn in Sagittarius will help you (and me) establish ambitious goals based on our deepest held values.   You can see how this can work for good and misery.   It’s important not to identify self existence with beliefs and goals, which can shift and change. But there’s a necessity for focus that eludes many. This is a moment of focus, Capricorn, Saturnic, Venusian focus.

Uranus and Pluto continue their grinding square only one degree off from each other. They offer us the chance to integrate two positions in the realm of transformation.   Pluto is very tightly associated with the Sun and Moon giving them (and us) the power to be true to our highest intentions. Uranus demands we communicate our own story beyond the old forms we have tried before. What way will you create something that breaks out of the molds you use over and over?

Jupiter is in an interesting position as well. He is conjunct the North Node in Virgo. The North Node is the direction we must travel to evolve in this lifetime. Jupiter who blesses and expands our capabilities is there to help us all turn towards the direction of the future, a Virgo future of earthy honesty.  Jupiter in Virgo is helpful and responsible, humble yet determined.   Jupiter’s sign and position on the North Node is another assistant to our development as individuals, and as a society. Beaver--MainstoneThe beavers who work in a pond near my house are a good illustration of this chart, full of plans and work ethic (Capricorn) …always perfecting their lodge and their dams.. They build beautiful mud and stick lodges which they enter under water. Their work from the simplest stick to the largest dam is done with the greatest perfection of craft. They survived human greed for their fur, but have become nocturnal as a result of caution. Their work changes the landscape around them. They are tireless in pursuit of their plans to make the best possible environment for their families

How do we know when our interaction with the material world harms or renews the earth? Perhaps by fully identifying with the earth as earth beings we will gain the consciousness to know how to build in harmony.

Now we enter the new Moon cycle of the Rowan whose symbol is the pentacle found at the bottom of the Rowan berry.

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photo of birch grove and beaver Sarah and Robert Fuhro

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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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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