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lepiotaI have been waiting for this full Moon with curiosity, excitement and anticipation! It has a heavy footprint on my own chart, and will be felt by all of us as a universal moment of choice. Early Sunday morning the full Moon in Aries will shine her light on a powerful set of planetary players.

The Moon is close to the earth at this full Moon. This is sometimes called a ‘Super Moon.’ We can expect high tides in the ocean and high tides in our inner seas!

This highly energized (Aries) Moon will settle on Uranus and Eris who have come together, to set the tone for the last year, and will continue to create surprise and the need for creative response. ‘How high can you jump’? and How high can you jump, if you are not in balance?  might be the theme of this combination.

Uranus was the first planet discovered by telescope, and so has a connection to technologyfull-moon-in-aries-2016 in astrological language. The discovery took place during the French Revolution, which changed the Western mindset, from a long established agreement of feudal hierarchy to a belief in the unlimited possibility of human potential. Uranus is seen as a planet of individuation, an activator of each person’s identity, which goes beyond family, nation, religion. An occult revolution also took place around that time, and astrology transformed into a method of understanding our individual identity.

Now Uranus brings us together as a human race through the communication possible on the Internet, and astrology is once more focused on larger issues than the individual. Uranus is called the higher octave of Mercury. How will I listen to another level of wisdom, during this Uranus connection to the full Moon?

stone-headHow will we each communicate what we hear? We need both sides of this full Moon opportunity, the balance and deep understanding of Justice is the gift of the Libra Sun, and the vital energy and stamina of Aries Moon.   Sun is consciousness. Moon balances direct light with reflected light, an opportunity to see what we cannot see in the luminosity of day.

The Sun’s sign is connected to Venus, the Moon’s sign belongs to Mars. The two strands of energy, male and female, Yin and Yang bind together the Universe, and are stretched tight. The message is to combine the two impulses and reap the benefit of their combination at this precious moment in time.

The close companion of Uranus is Eris. She was discovered in 2005, and named for the sister of Aries. It was Eris who threw the Golden Apple into a gathering of goddesses and caused strife between them over who was the most beautiful.

The meeting between Uranus (the revolutionary) and Eris (goddess of discord and chaos) gives us the opportunity to think in new ways, perhaps to begin redefining what it is to be human. The full Moon turns our eyes toward the combination of these two, highly energized planets and how they can be understood and accessed for transformation, if we are conscious of their potential.

Mars and Pluto are in conjunction, another indicator of great potential for violence or for birth! Can we hold this much energy without chaos and violence? The potential for healing is indicated in the lunar nodes. They suggest we focus upon healing at both a universal and personal level.

Is it possible to empty ourselves of fear and anxiety; blocks, which do not allow us to see possibility or to live to our greatest potential?  Ceres, the Earth Mother is up there with the Moon, Uranus and Eris. The Sabian Symbol for the Moon’s degree (23° Aries) gives a clue to the gifts available to us: Blown Inward By The Wind, The Curtains Of An Open Window Take The Shape Of A Cornucopia.’   The Sabian symbol for the Sun’s degree (23° Libra) A Butterfly With A Third Wing On Its Left Side‘ says a third awakening is imminent. If we accept our energy and potential creativity from this passage towards our evolution as children of the earth, we could celebrate this time under this Moon into a dance of universal growth and peace!

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Photo Credits:

Heading: Bruce Lhuillier
Lepiota: Robert Fuhro
Stone Head: Robert Fuhro
Setting Sun Dancers: Sarah Fuhro

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 New Moon should be a time of quiet reflection, a moment to pull back and contemplatevolcanoes-orig what seeds will be planted to blossom at the time of the full Moon. Yet this new Moon has full Moon energy to agitate us and keep us moving!

Sun and Moon are meeting in Aries on April 7th at 7:23 AM EDT. Aries is already fiery and full of spring energy. The Sun is Exalted in Aries (more of that in a moment).

They are not alone in their conjunction. Revolutionary Uranus is there, two degrees away. Uranus makes demands upon us to move, to shake it up, to feel the courage to explore new territory. Yet somehow we know we must get off the spinning top of electronic demands that Uranus communicates to us.

ErisThat would be enough excitement, but Eris, dwarf planet named after the Goddess of chaos is mixed in this as well. Discord and confusion are tempting when there is more energy than we can handle. The Sun will make an exact conjunction with Lady Eris on April 12. This gives us time to focus where the courage needs to be applied in our life!

The day before the new Moon, there is a square to Pluto, who doesn’t let anything go unnoticed. He may travel incognito, but we may not. This is continued reverberation from the Pluto/Uranus square we have experienced over the last seven years. The lessons of push and pull are deeply embedded in us by now.

Aphrodite   

In the core of our apple,

the planet earth,

dwells the great polestar

of the underworld-

Lord of Change,

Transformer eternal,

Hades himself.

 

With each breath

he draws into his lungs

the Universe begins anew.

He alone has the key

to every rusted lock.

 

Whoever has walked

across a freshly plowed

field at twilight

in spring’s season,

and raised loving eyes

to see the crescent

moon adorned

in diamond earring,

you are entering

the drama which

has no beginning

and knows no end.

 

This is also a ‘Super’ Moon, because the Moon is closest to the earth during this instant of new beginning. We are offered a gift of high energy and new spring potential in this poignant moment, which calls for retreat into a place of stillness!

Sun is considered exalted in Aries, which means he can work at his highest potential. It is the season of the spring equinox when the Sun enters the sign of Aries. It is the beginning of a new astrological cycle. 18° of Aries is considered an especially auspicious moment in the Sun’s journey through the ecliptic. If you have a gift of art, of clarity, a new dance to give, do not hold back.

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The Sabian Symbol for this degree is ‘A Magic Carpet : The use of creative imagination.

A way of life refusing a hectic involvement in social competition and waste-producing overproduction allows for the development of unattached and transcendent understanding. The period of rest from outwardly directed activity bound to collective normality presents the creative mind with the possibility of surveying in dreams the totality of the present-day social situation, thus “to see whole.”

The fourth stage of the fourth five-fold sequence of symbols invokes the possibility of developing a new technique of perception, a strife-transcending and unattached outlook upon everyday reality.’

In the middle of all this fiery excitement we are at a degree of newness that suggests we pull back and meditate in a way that allows us to see things in a new way…’to see whole!’ How do we do this?

This is an especially condensed set of planets. Where do they fall in your chart? This willnew moon april 2016 be the theater of activity where you will feel this fiery rush of energy and drama. Give yourself the ‘Magic Carpet ‘ of Creative Visualization.

 

For me it takes place in my 9th House of philosophy, the search for meaning, for spiritual connection, for a world view that gives hope. No wonder I am suddenly devouring Gurdjieff! He calls for a personal revolution based upon self observation. This causes chaos and a deep commitment to ‘creative imagination,’ which Sun and Moon give us in their residence at the 18th degree of Aries.

This will be a new Moon of the Dandelion. I will take Dandelion flower essence from the ‘little Sun’ which bloomed from a crack in the cement dandelionnext to my house!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Volcano   http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/volcanoes-orig.jpg
   Eris   http://pre00.deviantart.net/436a/th/pre/f/2010/096/b/9/eris__goddess_of_strife_by_vp_manips.jpg
   Magic Carpet  https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Vasnetsov_samolet.jpg
   Dandelion   Sarah Fuhro

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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‘Ah, faeries, dancing under

the Moon,

A Druid land, a Druid tune!

While still I may, I write

for you

The love I lived, the dream I

knew.’ WB Yeats

September 27-28 there will  a total lunar eclipse, visible to most of North America and all of South America after sunset September 27. From eastern South America and Greenland, the greatest eclipse happens around midnight September 27-28. In Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the total eclipse takes place in the wee hours of the morning, after midnight and before sunrise.  Let’s hope we have clear skies for this wonderful opportunity to see the whole eclipse. 

eclipseIt’s a ‘super Moon,’ which means the Moon is closest to the earth at this moment.  It’s the Harvest Moon in the Northern Hemisphere and the Spring Moon in the Southern Hemisphere. and the full Moon of Muin, the Vine!  It’s a ‘blood Moon’ as  the fourth and final eclipse of a lunar tetrad: four straight total eclipses of the Moon, spaced at six lunar months (full moons) apart.  This should bring out the dancer in all of us!    

     The Sabian Symbol for the full Moon in Aries on September 27th is dramatic and powerful…’A Triangle with Wings’!   ‘The capacity for self-transcending.’

How do we self-transcend,  as a planet, as a species,  as islands of individual consciousness?      I tried to find the perfect image for ‘A Triangle with Wings’  on the internet treasure box we all share, but it was thoth triangle with wingsquite disappointing. Suddenly, the 3 of Pentacles from the Thoth deck, came into my mind’s eye….seems perfect. ‘  What are we all building, as a planet, a species on the planet, and each of us in our buzzing heads? And how do we transcend3 of pentacles what we have created?
The Three of Pentacles in the Rider Waite deck, might give us a clue, for it is about the confluence of three parties to creativity, Inspiration, the Monk’s vision, Mental Design, the Architect’s plan, and Manual Skill, the Craftsman’s ability to put Inspiration, and Design into physical manifestation. The great cathedrals, pyramids, temples  of Europe, Asia, South America and Africa have transcended the people who built them.  What will we leave to the Earth’s children who come after us. What will transcend our times?

Full Moon in Muin 2015

The Chart for this very exciting Moon is built upon a ‘seesaw’ pattern with a Libra Sun, North Node and Mercury pitted again an Aries Moon, Uranus, South Node, Chiron and Neptune.   Aries/Libra opposition presents us with a basic polarity, which both energizes and confuses us….for we are always weighing the Aries urge toward the desires and needs of the self against the Libran  desires and needs of the other.   But like a child’s see saw, if either side abandons the process, the balance falls apart and we fall with a thump!  How do we fully integrate our outward drive (Aries) with our inward pull (Libra).  Under this Moon we get to experience both with a tremendous power, and perhaps feel it not as conflict, but as rhythm, like the beat of the heart or the breath in and out.

Interesting that the North Node, where we need to travel to evolve and grow has just entered Libra, a sign of balance and concern for others.   The South Node in Aries holds us back to say:  I can do it myself.   Aries is the sign of the warrior in our psyche, the drive to ‘go it alone’ while Libra represents our urge to partner, to share space with another.  As you reach out to the Moon on the night of September 27/28 feel the push and pull of these two drives, and allow them each the space they need to be expressive.        

‘Thursday a small war broke out between those who worshipped the Mother Goddess in her aspect of the Moon, and those who worshipped her in her aspect of a huge fat woman with enormous buttocks.’   Terry Pratchett   Pyramids

The Full Moon of Muin (the Vine)  brings up some interesting ideas about vines.  Grape Vines are usually associated with this Moon, for it is the harvest time of the grape, and time to make wine.  But a sister Druid’s blog on vines caught my attention on the subject of Vines.  rampant vineshttps://druidgarden.wordpress.com/2015/09/.  I will quote a few ideas from her article: ‘The vines teach a similar lesson on a personal and interpersonal level. Sometimes we get into situations or have people in our lives that begin wrapping themselves around us—they have that uncontrolled vine energy. At first, it might not be a big deal, because they are just a small vine, but if they are there long enough, they can hurt us possibly beyond repair. Sometimes, it takes a third party to come in, cut the vine at its source, and help you recover. But this work is never easy—and it can be really draining and difficult…….Not all vines do what these vines poison ivydo–and that too, is an important lesson from nature. I’ll draw your attention to poison ivy vine, which is a plant that has evolved in this part of the world (read = native), and a plant which lives in perfect harmony with healthy trees that it climbs.  Poison ivy climbs up a tree in order to reach sunlight, not to choke and strangle, and the trees rarely suffer ill effects of having a vine. I’ve seen trees and poison ivy vines growing together for very long periods of time, the ivy sometimes blending into the leaves of the tree.  Now while most humans may not like poison ivy, the trees have a different relationship with it.  I see this vine as awareness medicine, a plant that tells us to pay attention and be mindful. Many times, I have found poison ivy to be a great defender of the forest–keeping the people out and protecting sacred spaces.  People leave the trees, or forests, alone when it is near.  And for that reason, I have always seen poison ivy as an ally.’

As a Flower Essence practitioner I have given Poison Ivy essence to those who need to put boundaries around their lives, and to reach their own heights in their own way.

Sarah Fuhro 
sarahbeagl@aol.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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   An Invisible Moon Casts her Shadow!

This Friday, March 20, take some time to slow down and listen, to feel energy unfold in a beautiful series of earth and sky events. These Sun and Moon markers of a cosmic dance are experiences we share over the entire earth. If we focus on them they have the power to unite us, worldwide, in wonder and gratitude for their beauty and synchronicity.   And this day is full of wondrous delights.

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At 5:36 am EDT there will be a new Moon in the last degree of Pisces, the last sign in the circle of the zodiac. Both Sun and Moon will put the finishing touches on the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere and say goodbye to summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Something new begins at the very last moment of something old.   We have all heard the saying: ‘In the beginning is the end, in the end is the beginning,’ this new Moon will embody the wisdom and power of this statement.

This new Moon creates a total eclipse of the Sun. The Moon will be close to perigee –closest point to the earth in her monthly cycle.  This is also called a Super Moon.  The Moon will cast her shadow on the Sun, obscuring the view of the Sun here on earth. Isn’t it amazing that the Moon’s shadow, our tiny satellite, is just the right size, and just the right distance from the earth to cover the Sun?!

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Those of you who read this blog in Europe, Eurasia, and Northern and Eastern Africa will be able to see at least part of the eclipse. This will be the last total eclipse visible in Europe until 2026! The rest of us will have to feel the energy of the eclipse, which will take place before the Sun is visible to us Friday morning.

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What is the human significance of a solar eclipse? Our source of light, the Sun is blocked. This can terrify us…..or open awareness to our interior light. It may help us remember the invisible is also powerful. The Tarot card called The Moon gives a picture of what we may feel during a solar eclipse, even if we can’t see it.   Sun and Moon have combined. Are they in conception of something new? This card corresponds to the sign of Pisces, which is the constellation where the new Moon and solar eclipse take place! The tiny lobster creature ventures forth from his safe home in the water to follow a path full of danger. She must confront her own wild and domestic nature (the dog and wolf), move into higher visibility (the towers) and then move beyond what others may or may not think.

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The Sabian Symbol for 29 degrees of Pisces suggests we can grow into something we visualize as ideal. Many of us tremble for the future of our planet.   We mourn the extinction of species, war and hatred, and the despoiling of the earth. Perhaps on Friday we can visualize a place of peace and kindness where all have something to offer.

A MAJESTIC ROCK FORMATION RESEMBLING A FACE IS IDEALIZED BY A BOY WHO TAKES IT AS HIS IDEAL OF GREATNESS, AND AS HE GROWS UP, BEGINS TO LOOK LIKE IT.

KEYNOTE: The power of clearly visualized ideals to mold the life of the visualizer.

But the story does not end here. This same day, March 20th is the second new Moon in Pisces this year. The last new Moon was at the first degree, and this new Moon begins at the last degree. Just as we had a new Moon on the same day as the Winter Solstice, this new Moon and eclipse takes place at the Spring Equinox, a triple celebration!   Pisces is about endings, is devoid of clear boundaries, is compassionate, yet forgetful; eager to connect to the Universal and the Universe.

This new Moon creates a total solar eclipse, and, eleven hours after the new Moon and eclipse, the spring equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere, fall equinox in the Southern! This will be a busy day for those of us who acknowledge that we are connected to earth and sky.

Spring equinox 2015 Hub with Asteroids    If that is not enough energy bouncing around for you, it should also be noted that Uranus (the revolutionary, the surprise agent, and the wild card in any chart) has just finished his final of seven squares with Pluto. That last square took place Monday evening. Pluto is deep and heavy, insistent upon his power, repressive, transformative, and the lord of all that is hidden from sight.   Pluto and Uranus in square have kept us busy over the past few years with lots of strange twists and turns in the road, many of which are reminiscent of their last meet up in the 60’s.   Uranus in Aries, has also been cheek and jowl with Mars, the ruler of Aries, the warrior god, who drives with unrelenting speed towards who knows what destination.

THE SECOND COMING       by: W. B. Yeats

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

The Second Coming!

Hardly are those words out

When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi

Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it

Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again; but now I know

That twenty centuries of stony sleep

Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

The Moon enters Aries soon after her newness, at 6:29 am EDT. The South Node, which marks the location of the eclipse, greets her entry into the fiery sign of the Zodiac. The newly eclipsed Sun will enter Aries at 6:45 pm EDT and whether we live North or South we enter a new season with the light held in exquisite balance.

For Iranians, and other Persian people this is an important holiday to celebrate with fire. It is the beginning of the new year, and is traced back to the Zoroastrians and Mithraism. As I write this Moon blog, there are fire jumping celebrations to usher in the holiday. The Zorostrians have been in the news lately because of their persecution by ISIS. They developed many of the basic constructs of astrology as practiced in the Western world.

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The White House has joined the celebration for Norooz with this beautiful presentation of traditional Iranian goodies:

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Can we take the gifts of Aries; fire, fertility, courage, and apply them to something in our lives, which needs a fresh start or renewal?   Spring here in New England is a world of melting snow and ice, but the birds are building nests in our birdhouses and singing their morning songs.   For those in the Southern Hemisphere, this is a season of harvest, and often the beginning of the rainy season. Whether we stand knee deep in snow, have begun spring activities, or are gathering in crops, this is a moment to stop and give thanks for the beauty and mystery which surrounds us.

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 or find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Fuhro-Star-Flower-Alchemy-Astrology-Flower-Essences-and-Tarot/71299491502.

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