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‘Transformation is to see the light in yourself, and to honor it.’         Jdth Stone


dancers in the sunThis new Moon falls at the time of Lughnasadh when we honor Lugh, the light bringer.  It’s the time of Leo the lion, sacred beast of the Sun.   But the season of Lughnasadh comes with its own shadow. The Sun is king in Leo, yet, in the Northern Hemisphere daylight hours are noticeably shorter.

It’s a harvest festival, but the sacrifice of plant and animal life, which feeds us, is woven into the celebration.

It’s a traditional time for marriages, yet Lughnasadh celebrates the funeral games of Teilte, the foster mother of Lugh, she who died plowing Ireland for agriculture.

As a harvest festival, Lughnasadh acknowledges the advantages of farm life, the settled
village, the security of a more dependable food source. Yet Lughanasadh celebrationwe remember the old ways of wandering with the seasons, the life of the hunter gatherer, who migrated with the animals and plants. Lughnasadh mixes weddings and funerals, games and fire wheels and reminds us that nothing is all light or all dark.







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The chart patterns for this new Moon feels light hearted and hopeful compared to the last few weeks of shock and chaos. Leo reminds us of the light we carry within, our personal Sun. Creativity and fun reemerge from the ashes and dust. Saturn adds spice with a trine from optimistic Sagittarius with the Sabian Symbol: a theatrical representation of a golden-haired goddess of opportunity.’ We become aware of resources to recover and reconfigure what may have seemed lost or hopeless.

Venus is in a Leo with a degree image of hopeful possibility:   ‘The luminescence of dawn in fire danceer solstice_Keynote: The exalting challenge of new opportunities at the threshold of a new cycle.’  

A new Moon is a seed, a possibility for a new projects, or insights. Yet it always takes place in darkness. The Moon herself is missing from the sky. The Sun and Moon are on their honeymoon.   Left to our own devices, we can dance to this Leo Moon with wild abandon. Leo says we must shine with our own light.

Take time at this new Moon, in the ancient season of Lughnasadh to celebrate all the gifts that come our way.   Something awaits each of us in the seeds ripening under the Leo Sun and Moon.

Heron in GrassThis is the Moon of Coll, Hazel, the source of poetic inspiration and divination. Nuts from the Hazel are the food of the most ancient of animals, the Salmon who lives in the pool of Segais. This is the tree of intuition as well as poetry. Divination and the power of poetry are mingled. Dowsers often choose Hazel twigs for pliancy and proximity to water. Hazel guides us to acceptance of our creative talents. We can take what the ancient knew and, like the Salmon, follow a course to sources, long forgotten. The Heron is the bird of this Moon. She stalks her food in absolute stillness. Like her, if we are patient with ourselves, we can find our creative nutrition.

Photo Credits:   Red Salamander Brudce Lhuillier
                       Dancers in the Sun   Sarah Fuhro
                       Harvest bounty   Bruce Lhuillier
                       Green Goddess Bruice Lhuillier
                       Fire Dancer Bruice Lhuillier
                         Heron in Grass 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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