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A powerful new Moon is born on the degree of my Leo Ascendant, so I had better pay attention! The fiery aspect of the array of planets, reflects the heat of the  moment where I live and the political passions in the culture.   Here is the Sabian Symbol* for that degree where Sun and Moon have their rendezvous.


dawn on the Sudbury River                                        photo: Sarah Fuhro

Is it really possible  humanity has entered a period of dawn?  This is a conversation I hear around me from many friends in many quarters.   Are we indeed at ‘The exalting challenge of new opportunities at the threshold of a new cycle.’   What do we make of a promise held at this degree:

While the rainbow marks the end of the crisis, early dawn indicates the real beginning of the new period of activity… After the “peak experience” in which we touch our “divine” potentialities comes the struggle with everyday problems. But at first the state of deep inner exultation remains within us. We are aglow with its promise.

The crisis and the blessings it has brought to us are relatively unusual events; every day has its dawn, which we should meet with a pure heart and a clear mind. Alpha (dawn) and omega (the concluding peak experience) are opposites, yet the same. The Keyword here is ILLUMINATION.      Dane Rudhyar  The Astrology of Personality.  

steps and mask                                             photo: Sarah Fuhro

But something about this time looks more like this to me:   steps leading to… the sea.  A mask dropped too early at the base of the stairs.  Are we about to go back to our marine roots? I saw a seal last night in this place.  I have been here hundreds of times, but have never seen a sea mammal.   The waves pound on the shore and make it dangerous for all but sea birds and fish.  I have trouble envisioning the radical change promised in this moment.

new Moon in Leo 2020

This is a fiery chart at a very fiery season.  The explosion in Lebanon might be the best illustration. A huge stockpile of chemicals used to force fertilization in the soil, or make bombs blew apart the port, the place of entry and exit for the country.    It took place the day after the full Moon,  quickly followed by Mars and the planetoid Eris making contact in the fiery sign of Aries, very close to my own Aries Mars, to make this very personal. Until I understood my Aries Mars, and the powerful role it plays in my chart, I could not use the abundance of energy I received and must channel into useful energy.


It would be easy for any of us to become a torch and go up in flames with the energies of the present moment.   But the same energy can turn to appreciation and creation.  With a crisis comes a reconsideration of everything that was held in place with string and spit.

watching the waterphoto: Bruce Lhuillier

Saturn, our planet’s  teacher pushes us to ‘witness the rise of the human consciousness…It is man’s supreme task to rise like fire, impelled by a vision they share with their companions.’  (Sabian Symbol for this Saturn) .    I would like to think our ‘companions’ are not only human  beings, but every form of animal, plant and mineral.   But maybe the way forward, must be exactly that.  If we look back we will be turned to salt as in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, or we will lose our beloved as did Orpheus when he turned to see Eurydice.  We can’t go back, we can only move into new territory as in the sea side stairs I climbed yesterday.  This is all about light, visible day/night light and light of the inner wisdom and where they meet in the middle.

Leo-1500                                 painting: Amelia Leonards

This is the illustration for the constellation Leo as designed by Amelia Leonards for our projected deck of Astrology Oracle cards..


Almost everybody imagines it would be wonderful to be born a Leo!   Here it is: The Sun’s very own sign, filled with light and life.    The lion is this sign’s symbol,  King of the Beasts, a noble and beautiful monarch!   Fiery, Fixed and Sun kissed, Leo is known for theatrical gestures, for lare acts of generosity, for forgiveness (after a few roars).   Leo has a mane and a mighty and expressive tail, claws to tear you apart,  and a nobility which lets you know who is the boss.  Leo often has a wonderful way with children and adolescents because Leo has no desire to ‘grow up.’   Yet Leo has a task assigned only to those with a huge heart, Leo rules the heart.  Leo also is the sign of rulership for the spine.   The heart plus sign the spine add up to Courage!   Leo has chosen a very particular and difficult soul assignment: to crack the ego, while retaining all the gifts which go with Leonic ego.  How do you release the false shell of ego, when you need to be constantly noticed and appreciated?   How can you be free of pride, when you have the fiery vitality of the Sun?  Yet after awhile the requirements of the ego becomes burdensome, and a crafty Leo will gently leave ego behind, while still shining a bright light in the world.

*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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