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The Oak tree (Duir in Welsh) is a symbol of Druidry. Some say, the word Druid means: ‘those who know the wisdom of the Oak.’ Druids have been called ‘piglets,’ for pigs love acorns, the seeds of the mighty Oak. Some say the Oak is such a sacred tree because it draws lightning, and lightning is the wand of the top dogs in the God world…..Jupiter, Thor, Shaddai. When we draw what feels like lightning in our own lives, it doesn’t always feel like a blessing. The Tower card in the Tarot illustrates the overwhelming power of the lightning bolt as it throws the two residents of the Tower out of their isolation, and into the abyss of uncertainty.

Tower cardWednesday night, July 1st at 10:20 pm, is the full Moon of Oak here in New England. The Sun is in Cancer. At the Summer Solstice, when the Sun reaches his highest point, he enters the sign of the Moon (Cancer). The two luminaries and the energies of male and female are integrated and intertwined at the moment of high green in the Northern Hemisphere. The Lunar Calendar celebrates this time of light with the king of the trees, Duir, the Oak.

The Sun in nurturing Cancer is closely accompanied by Mars, the planet, which corresponds to the Tower card. The Moon, ruler of Cancer is opposite in the sign of Capricorn, accompanied by Pluto, considered the ‘higher octave’ of Mars. All this to say, there is a lot of powerful energy in this full Moon, which can be expressed both in the constructive energy of Capricorn, and the highly critical energy of Pluto–‘you must tell the truth,’ in polar opposition to the maternal strength of the Cancer Sun, deeply energized by Mars. This could be the time of ‘tough love’ action. This includes the powerful speech given by President Obama at the funeral of Senator Clementa Pinckney, for it was both tender and tough. And in response to the pain and suffering of the congregation, four black churches were burnt to the ground, perhaps driven by fear of the love and forgiveness expressed by families of the murdered prayer circle.

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The full Moon participants, Sun, Moon, Mars and Pluto make a square to the Lunar Nodes. They are in Aries (ruled by Mars) and Libra (ruled by Venus).   The message might be one that Obama stressed in the eulogy, it’s time to stop and listen to how our enemy feels.   Aries helps us to understand how we feel, but Libra asks us to take our feelings to the next level of understanding how someone else might feel. I struggle to understand the feelings of those I don’t agree with, and I suppose I shall have to ask those who have suffered much more than I to lead me to that ‘reservoir of kindness,’ which Obama spoke about.SAVE_THE_FLAG_RALLY_06

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The benefics, Venus and Jupiter have been in close conjunction during this time of love and hate. Every night after sundown Venus and Jupiter have been sparkling in the sky, bright beyond all comprehension.   They are in Leo, perhaps that makes for their dazzling beauty of self expression in the sky.   In the chart for the full Moon, they are in a fiery trine to Uranus, the revolutionary. If we read a Venus/Jupiter as much love, or the love of god, then how do we understand the impulsive Uranus in the mix, or the sextile, which chatty Gemini makes to Uranus and to Venus/Jupiter.   This could suggest a breakthrough (Uranus) in some form of communication (Mercury) by artists (Venus) inspired by a love of justice or spiritual experience (Jupiter). I recently saw a video production by Sarah Bliss and Rosalyn Driscoll called Blindsight. Images of people touching and moving together in a mysterious water environment were projected on cowhides and translucent fabrics in a labyrinth. Feeling the inside and the outside of this experience brought me back to some kind of ancestral experience in cave rituals. This might be a perfect description of how this group of planets in the chart feels. https://www.facebook.com/events/431539427007343Blindsighthttp://rosalyndriscoll.com

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The Water element in the videos brings up the presence of Neptune in Pisces, an oceanic participant trine to the wet Cancer Sun/Mars and sextile to the earthy Moon and Pluto.   Neptune is the ‘higher octave’ of Venus.   Are we approaching a time when we will become more attuned to the outer planet energies? It seems as if both art and astrology are attempting to do this.

And now let us return to the ancient dignity of the oak.   His wide reaching limbs are home to innumerable other plants and animals, large and small. Here is a poem I wrote when I first became a Druid, in homage to Duir.

Black Face

Eat out of my hand, little wild soul,

crazy squirrel, black face singer.

The singer who is my sister is dark, dark.

The hand I extend to the wild animal

is white, white.

I hear the sound of the tinkling bell.

It cracks the silence.

I am like the baby chick

who knows when to break

the perfect architecture

of my isolation.

And I peck my way out,

but not until I am strong enough

to break through can I break through.

The acorn is also an egg.

The chick inside is the king

of the forest.

The oak climbs to the heights

that equal the journey of the sun.

I am looking for the acorns

that feed the wild pigs

in the forest,

and I am black of face.

and white of hand,

and my bell calls my animals.

I make a fire.

and from the charcoal,

the burnt bones of the oak,

hatched from my acorn,

I blacken my face once again .

Sarah Fuhro 1992

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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Aries

Aries

Noble disguise:

I assert rightness and truth, not just for my self but, for everyone’s sake

Noble distraction:

I am called to take action and not sit around. I must strike first before I am struck. If I don’t get my idea out first, someone else will steal it.
I must get to the front of the line so I won’t have to wait or be disappointed because there is not enough for everyone.
My aggressive tendencies will be noticed and I will be attacked.

Underlying fear:

There isn’t a self-I don’t exist except in action or movement. Is it safe to be here?

Resolved Self:

All the Universe resounds with the cry ‘I am.’
You and I are One. Promotion of Self is promotion of ALL selves

TaurusTaurus

Noble disguise:

I assert love and devotion for the earth and all things of the earth

Noble distraction:

It’s important to stop and appreciate the road I travel. Also to make sure it’s the right road and the right way to travel. I had better be sure before I go any further. How can I be sure the future will be what I want if I can’t see, hear, touch, smell or feel it?
Is there enough?
Why doesn’t life flow more smoothly?
Is what’s happening now as good as what happened in the past or what might happen in the future?
Why can’t I have more pleasure?

Underlying fear:

I can’t have what I want.
Form and material is all there is

Resolved Self:

As above so below, as below, so above.

I am a force of Nature

GeminiGemini

Noble disguise:

I am an expert at mental flexibility

Noble distraction:

It’s important to cover every possible avenue of activity and thought.
I will be devastated if anyone points out a blind spot.
Once I commit to a decision I fear I will be trapped by the limits of that choice. I certainly don’t want to become obsessed or one sided.
I can take care of any unpleasant feelings with my powerful thought process, which comforts me with Mercurial agreement.

Underlying fear:

I may be quite mad. The ticking of my brain is what is causing my indecision.
I will cease to exist if I am not in motion between two ideas/ideals/contrasts etc. I will cease to exist if I stay still/in one place

Resolved Self

I am a thought of the great thinker
I am a microcosmic version of the macrocosmic reality of the necessity of Diversity.

CancerCancer

Noble disguise:

I give until it hurts- caring more than anyone else does.  I know what the correct emotional stance should be in this situation.

Noble distraction:

The tides must be right before I take any action. Is the Moon in the right phase and sign for me to proceed? At what time and on what day should I proceed?
Are other people out there doing this too, or will I look like some kind of oddball? Who will support me and back me up?

Underlying fear:

There is no rhyme or reason to anything. I will be left without support and nurturance.  I am not worthy of being cared for by others/the Universe

Resolved Self:

I am at home in the arms of the Great Mother.
The Universe cares for me. I am cared for by those who are capable of doing so

LeoGlyphLeo

Noble Disguise:

Known for my bravery, I do and say things others are afraid to touch.

Noble distraction:

Watch my style not what I do. I am Solar! If my style does not shine like the Sun, nothing will convince me of its worth.
If I allow you to see anything about me, I must be certain you will be aware of my chosen status as representative of the life force.
I hold up a mirror to the Sun instead of feeling the Sun within.

Underlying fear:

I can’t be sure of my worthiness. quieter.

Resolved Self:

I am part of the great radiance We are all radiant Suns

virgoVirgo

Noble disguise:

I am “less” than others- I am smaller, less radiant.   It is not necessary for me to display my Self except as a reflection in my service to others.

Noble distraction:

I perform service in a Mercurial style. Would someone please interrupt me! Doesn’t anyone else need me more than I am needed here? I am only slightly better than a beginner. I can never fully help anyone because I am not good enough at my chosen form of service. The distracted field ambulance driver races from casualty to casualty, never completing the task because of the fear of poor performance.

Underlying fear:

I can’t do this well enough so I won’t focus on it. I can’t seem to organize all the strands of my life.

Resolved Self:

Order is a preexisting condition in the Universe. I align with the natural order; I need not create it from scratch.

LIBRALibra

Noble disguise:

I have patience, moldability and am willing to dedicate myself to beauty and harmony.

Noble distraction:

I vanquish unpleasant conflicts, to bring balance to the situation. I don’t want to go toofar in any direction. I constantly try to be fair and see both sides.

Is there some way I can take this conflict to another realm of justice? Could we talk about something else?
The Beauty way is the balanced way, but where does the point of balance lie?

Underlying fear:

I may be pushed too far out to be safe. I am taking up too much time/space.

Resolved Self:

Where there is beauty there is balance, but sometimes I have to walk out to meet that place of balance.
My full presence is essential to the Other

scorpioScorpio

Noble disguise:

I wait in profound silence for others to notice the obvious.

Noble distraction:

I have an uncanny ability to get to the bottom of what others skate over.
There is always a deeper and darker reason for the appearance of all things.
I can’t look at what is before me, because that is not its true form. I may never be able to communicate what I find at these lower levels because other people seem to overlook so much of reality.

Underlying fear:

I am alone in a subterranean world.
I am truly empty- there is nothing beneath the passions, complexities- just an abyss.

Resolved Self:

I acknowledge and accept the whole spectrum of human experience. There is nothing to defend, protect or attack.

sagittariusSagittarius

Noble disguise:

Let me show you the bright, the celestial side of this!

Noble distraction:

There is so much to explore and celebrate. I won’t have time for everything I want to do in this lifetime. I will sample what I can, and imagine the rest in a perfect universal order which only I know about.

Underlying fear:

I may be missing out on something important. I may be on the wrong spiritual track.

Resolved Self:

What ever I am doing right now is part of the great plan. My vision and goals include the Totality.

capricornsymbolCapricorn

Noble disguise:

Why don’t you let me do that for you!

Noble distraction:

There is so much to be done and done well. Other people don’t seem to be able to do anything right and I have to do it for them. I see no reason for all this incompetence and I certainly start with myself in trying to stamp it out.
Even though I don’t work quickly, I work thoroughly and for some reason things just come out right.
And no, I can’t stop to meditate right now.

Underlying fear:

I may not be able to bear the burden of keeping chaos at bay.

Resolved Self:

Everything seems to be unfolding just as it should. I am bone in love with flesh.

Aquarius_svg Aquarius

 Noble disguise:

I’m just like everyone else, but with better suggestions for helping the situation.

Noble distraction:

Nothing should be accepted the way it is. There is no point in shoring up a rotting system. I’m sure with an entirely new approach to problems we can solve them. There’s no point in doing this over and over again. Let’s start anew.
I never feel as if I can get other people to see the obvious benefit of my approach, so I shall have to go it alone.

Underlying fear:

The voices I hear are not perceptible to anyone else.

Resolved Self:

I can find the balance between what I know and the universe knows. My uniqueness is assured. I need not re-create it

Pisces-GlyphPisces

Noble Disguise:

You can count on me to always be there for you.

Noble distraction:

I may be over my head any moment now so I have to find dry ground to put my feet down. Things are falling apart around here, and I have to constantly work to save those in greatest danger even if it means that I sacrifice my own existence.
I hear such beautiful music, but am fearful that it is the sound of the dissolution and I will be sucked into the vortex. I will grab any straw that comes my way.

Underlying fear:

I do not exist.

Resolved Self:

I do not have to struggle to exist. I am what I am.
In the midst of Totality, I am not lost, but am found. My presence is clear.

Written  by Sarah Fuhro, inspired by a concept from Lynn McKenna.  Published in The Mountain Astrologer 2012
Lynn McKenna is a singer-songwriter, astrologer and psychotherapist LDMDERSTAR@aol.com
Sarah Fuhro is a professional astrologer and flower essence practitioner. http://www.starfloweralchemy.com.
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