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A few days before the new Moon, we see her rise as a wisp in the light of dawn.   Hard to catch her on a morning so close to the Summer Solstice when light begins early and stays late. Yet this is the new Moon in Cancer, the sign most associated with Moon, and the qualities of Moon: flux, cycles, emotions, the sea, security, family. Friday, the day of the new Moon, she rises in Massachusetts just before 5:00 am and is entirely lost in the brightness of her partner the Sun.   There is a way in which the new Moon in Cancer is a secondary Solstice.   It’s all about merging with a light much brighter than her own.   Yet she is luminary quite as important in astrology as the Sun.

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The Sun has reached his highest point at the Solstice. We are filled with light and heat. Animals and plants celebrate.

Sunset on Provincetown dunes                photo: Sarah Fuhro

Mercury is lost in this light, so he must speak in Moon language.   Perhaps he is the young prince in the Tarot card which represents Cancer. The Chariot is a good metaphor for the Moon who represents  constant movement and the passage of time.

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The Sabian Symbol for the degree shared by Sun and Moon is a strange one for the gateway  of Sumer! Maybe it marks the Solstice moment with a reminder that we now enter six months of fading light. ‘ A man bundled in fur leads a shaggy deer. The need to overcome stagnation and cold during a test of endurance.’

While the season is lighthearted, the mood of this new Moon cycle is quite serious. Venus arrives in a degree of Taurus, which says the ‘test of endurance’ has been passed. She is ‘A new continent rising out of the ocean, A surge of new potential after the crisis. Spontaneity.’

Sea and Stickphoto: Robert Fuhro

Birth never comes out of nowhere. There is always a season of gestation. Will I be able to see and embrace what wants to be born in my life? Will you?

Eastern comma           photo: Robert Fuhro 

At the moment of the Solstice, the Moon occupies the same degree of Taurus where Venus stands to greet Sun and Moon. The power of the feminine reverberates throughout this chart, and Venus holds the reins.  But the feminine is always more difficult to see and comprehend. Her light is the Moon, not the bright Sun.

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                                           Queen of the Night1800 and 1750 BCE Mesopotamia

Venus  is in a relationship with the lord of the Underworld, Pluto. She is the recipient of the rage and glee of Black Moon Lilith, she points to Jupiter in his sign of marriage and karma. She shakes the isolation of Vesta, queen of the hearth, and dances with Mars. She is indeed the new land arising from the water of mystery. She takes form in  those who have the power to see her.

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Neptune who rules the seas relates to Venus as well; the mystery of the boundless love, which holds all of creation. There is a song of gratitude held in this chart, the beginning of an awakened relationship between the distracted human mind and the unbending focus of the planet.

Assateague sun rise:set?              photo: Robert Fuhro

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New Moon in Cancer 2017Sarah 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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Two Guardian Angels: invisible help and protection in times of crisis.’  

The Sabian Symbol for the degree of Sun and Moon on August 25.    

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New Moon in Virgo, August 25, 2014

            With each new Moon we are given the opportunity to take stock of our journey and ask in the darkness of the Moon, ‘where am I?’ Are we aware of all our levels of consciousness? Do we listen to our bodies, heads, our hearts, and, when possible, the soul who connects us to greater forms and messages. The Sun and Moon in Virgo might offer the opportunity to look at our work life, our occupation. Do we love what we do on a daily basis, or is it time for a change of attitude or employment? What does it mean to have a well loved job taken away, to be unemployed?   What happens when the world is full of people who are told there is no use for them?  

New Moon August 25, 2014

           Sun and Moon in practical Virgo are opposite Neptune, the planet of the ineffable, mystery, music, art, imagination, addiction and illusion.   Virgo integrates. She is placed in the sixth house of the ‘natural’ zodiac, where we practice our daily rituals, and harvest what we have sown all spring and summer.   She is the healer and the messenger of truths we cannot avoid, earth element truths, and, despite her connection to Mercury, she is a point of stillness in a whiling world. As the luminaries stare across the chart at Neptune, they must integrate the power of the god of the Oceans, just as we who live on this planet must deal with the rising tide of sea.   

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            Dawn, if you are up and about at that time, has been spectacular for the last few days. Jupiter, the ‘greater benefic’ and Venus, the ‘lesser benefic’ are traveling together and rise with the waning Moon into daylight, where they are lost to view! To see them is to love them, and it’s not surprising they were revered as beautiful and powerful influences for good, a blessing for the eye and heart.   Yet not everyone felt that way about these shining lights. Venus, as a morning star was often considered an omen for war and chaos by Mesoamerican astrologer/astronomers.

2004            The concern for people over time has been what happens to Venus when she disappears? Where does she go, when she is neither rising at dawn nor setting at twilight?   She is a lovely evening star then she disappears and later shows up as a morning star, rising with or before the Sun. Venus has an eight year cycle of five steps which may be the source of the figure we call a pentacle or ‘star’ shape.   The pentacle is a symbol of the human form and is used as a protective sigil by many pagans. 

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            Pentacles is also a suit of the Tarot deck, and represents issues of manifestation, stages of work and craft, and prosperity.   The card reminds us that the material world is a gift, which leads us on a long adventure of the soul. Like Virgo, Pentacles are a suit of the earth element, and require attention to practical realities and how they are tied to invisible forces. Virgo uses her power to pick and choose among the grains of the harvest. What will be eaten during the winter to sustain life and what will be stored for seed in the spring.   What will you take with you into the next season?      

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            The fixed star Formalhaut is opposite the Sun and Moon. This star is one of the four royal stars of Persia, called ‘the Watchers.’   Formalhaut presides over the South and fire, and is connected to Archangel Gabriel, who blows his trumpet to awaken us to realities beyond those of the material world.      

BlackAngel5             Along with the companionship of the two ‘benefics,’ this new Moon chart also features a tight conjunction between the two ‘malefics,’ Saturn and Mars.   Venus on this particular day is in a close square to their position. They must take her into consideration when they delve into the mysteries of Scorpio.   Mars and Saturn are in a sextile to Mercury to create a Yod whose outlet is Uranus.   We might be puzzled about what do with insurmountable conundrums in our life, new or all too familiar problems, but the suggestion here would be to allow totally new thoughts (Mercury) into the formula (Uranus) in order to find better solutions!    

May you find your guardian angels this new Moon, and journey with them into new territory…………

terrier angel Sarah Fuhro           Keeping our Ancient Wisdom Alive              sarahbeagl@aol.com

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.      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Fuhro-Star-Flower-Alchemy-Astrology-Flower-Essences-and-Tarot/71299491502.   

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