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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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