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‘The World is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.’

W.B. Yeats

Jelly fish moonAs the full Moon rises on Tuesday evening, she brings with her powerful planetary energies. If you have not felt this on a personal level, you can see it reflected in the world in general.

The choice seems to be about how we respond to fear, soul by soul, and as a woven tapestry of humanity.

Every culture has stories of the terror we hold for our own dark impulses.   In this chart we have the very unpredictable planet Uranus, who loves excitement, who demands truth from each of us, who is electrical, magnetic and full of brilliant observations holding the reins across the Cancer/Capricorn axis.

Uranus was discovered during the French Revolution, and reflects that tumultuous time. He overturns the apple cart.  Uranus is in Aries, the fiery entry point of the ecliptic. Uranus ‘squares’ Sun and Moon. His position at this time is like a puppet master behind the scene, pulling strings.

His companion the newly discovered dwarf planet is Eris, she who, ‘stirs up jealousy andFull Moon in capricorn
envy to cause fighting and anger among men.’ Eris is sister to Mars, in the old stories reflected in the sky.   And Mars, the warrior god is also in contact with the Sun and Moon at this time.

Perhaps you feel the huge amount of life force this combination churns up. It is neutral energy, and can be used, like electricity, for bright and dark purposes. This particular passage of high power planets is worth observing. The events transcribed in the chart are reflected in each of us.

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But there is much tenderness in this chart as well. Mercury and Venus huddle together in Leo, and speak of love and courage. They draw from Neptune’s deep well of spiritual language. This would be a wonderful full Moon for poetry that can be felt at a palpable level, the light shining through a crack in the dark sky.

‘The World is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.’   W.B. Yeats

 

 

Capricorn likes toField1 manifest in physical reality. Cancer suggests that not everything is in our hands. They each are the gatekeepers of the solstice moment, those moments of the year when the Sun stands still. Together they remind us that dark and light are in equal measure on our planet. As daylight shrinks in the Northern hemisphere, it begins to expand South of the equator.

Like this field full of Dandelions, each full Moon of our life, offers us the opportunity, to integrate opposing impulses.   As Sun and Moon face off at the time of Full Moonrise, we celebrate all that is confused and chaotic in our own psyche, in the world around us, and accept that wholeness demands contraries.

Tuesday,s  Capricorn Full Moon is about listening at a very deep level.   The Sabian Symbol for the Moon’s degree is about the evolution of the senses: ‘A large aviary, the enjoyment of spiritual values by the soul able to familiarize itself with their implications. Clairaudience.’

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Uranus, the puppet master for this Full Moon chart squares Sun and Moon and is thepower behind the drama they represent. The Sabian Symbol for his position is the challenge offered each of us at this time.

‘The possibility for man to gain experience at two levels of being.’  The revelation of new powers.   The symbol is a guarantee that man can operate successfully at two levels of consciousness..’Be open. Be able and willing to shape your translucent mind in the form revealing spiritual fulfillment. And you will be able to experience life and power on inner as well as outer planes.     It announces the possibility of a new step in evolution, but it is still only a possibility, a promise. We are  ON PROBATION.

Nameless

How to speak of it:

the bramble path to the heart,

the wind as it rolls flat all that

grew in the sweet fields of May.

As we cut away the dead branches

small green whiskers grow out

in such unexpected places.

The season of bread and sorrow

fast approaches. Lughnasadh

casts a shadow in the hot and golden

fields of summer, where cicadas thrum.

Unspeakable how, the Moon, as she rises

catches the light of the run away Sun,

who lies hidden beneath the earth.

Sarah Fuhro

  Photos:  Water Lilly  Robert Fuhro
                Moon Jelly Fish   Bruce Lhuillier
                 Ankou Nef   Bruce Lhuillier
              Dandelion Field   Bruce Lhuuillier
               Dolly  Bruce Lhuillier
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 Moment in Balance!

New Moon in Libra

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If you have been up at dawn over the last week you saw the waning, but not faded, old Moon as she danced with Venus, Mars and Jupiter. Soon she is in seclusion with her Libra Sun, a conjunction which will become exact on Monday, October 12th at 8:06 PM EDT. Libra has much to do with marriage or any one to one relationship and the balance (note the symbol of the scales) between the needs of the self to develop and blossom, while honoring the particular talents and quirks of the other person. This is not blending but rather walking side by side. And, as in this picture the scales are not always in perfect balance!

You might expect or hope for a peaceful moment for the two luminaries as they stand in the same degree, a sign ruled by libraVenus, the lady of love, but across the chart from them is Uranus who always presents a shake up in the status quo.   Will our experience of the new Moon be peaceful or full of the electrical energy of the eccentric Uranus?   He’s in retrograde; perhaps old issues will arise to remind us that any close relationship takes work.   I wonder if the presence of Juno in the Libra mix will indicate old injustice done in the name of dominance of one partner or one sex over the other….usually couched in the word ‘traditional,’ or ‘how things have always been.’

The other noted player in this chart is Pluto who took marriage into the Underworld by force. He is square to Uranus and to Sun and Moon. His presence always suggests that the whole truth has to be told, before freedom in attained.

New Moon in Libra 2015Pluto is also making a very tight trine to Jupiter.   The two are brothers, one who ruled the skies and the life giving lightning bolt (Jupiter/Zeus) and one whose kingdom was in darkness and the mystery of Death.   As an astrological player, Pluto is quite new on the scene. But his influence is powerful. Anyone who has had a close passage with him, knows how agonizing that transit may be upon the all the structures of a life, but also how often wonderful are the transitions that may arise from the destruction.

The Sabian Symbol for this moment of the new Moon is about ‘Inherited Wisdom.’   The image is ‘A Rabbi performing his duties. the ability to draw on the power of an ancestral tradition in order to serve and inspire one’s fellowmen.’

 

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Each of us has received some form of wisdom from the past, which we can share with those around us.   My first inkling of astronomy came from my father’s showing me the starry skies, the constellations and planets, and telling me the Greek myths, which they record in the night sky. When we moved to the country, our neighbor, an old farmer, told me about planting by the Moon, root vegetables in the dark of the Moon, above ground harvests must be planted when the Moon is waxing.

This is the Gort Moon cycle according to the Robert Graves’ interpretation. Gort is Ivy, and since Ivy grows in a spiral, she teaches that to grown upwards, we must turn inwards as well. Chewing Ivy is a way to ecstatic vision, yet Ivy is also an antidote to drunkenness. The Bacchanals of Dionysios were celebrated with Ivy as headdress and as psychedelic. This was a time (October) of death, but with the promise of resurrection, for the Ivy stays green all year round. Ivy and Holly are female and male partners, used in a number of rituals for finding love, marriage, fertility.

Ivy Tavern 

THE TREE ENTWINING IVY 



I will pluck the tree-entwining ivy


As Mary plucked with her one hand


As the King of life has ordained. 


To put milk in udder and gland


With speckled fair female calves


As was spoken in the prophecy. 


On this foundation for a year and a day


Through the bosom of the God of life, and of all the powers.

from the Carmina Gaedelica

 

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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New Moon, Old Sign

 

When I write about a new Moon, I am always in the dark of the old Moon. And instead of the high energy of the full Moon, we have to wait for several days to see the proof of a new birth in the sky as she sets at sundown.

Unlike the full Moon where we are on a journey of greater and greater manifestation and integration, the new Moon begins a new cycle, preceded by the finish of the old–there is a sense of hurry, the light is fading. But to continue the complexity of the last few Moons, this one is in the last few degrees of the sign of Aries. The Moon will begin anew linked to the final days of the Sun in spring’s fiery initiation.

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 Like all new things, the new Moon is born from darkness.   Here in New England we have experienced a winter like no other with unending cold and storms.   The earth has been sealed shut under layers of snow. What will emerge, what plants and animals survived is still a mystery.

That most ancient of plants, the skunk cabbage is definitely up and out, unfolding in a spiral deeply rooted in dark swamps.

Skunk cabbagephoto by Bob Fuhro

This new Moon of Saille, the Willow, celebrates water, the great transformer. The Willow belongs to the Moon, and grows close by or sometimes, knee deep in water.   Willow is an herbal remedy, which cools fevers, and heals the ravages of damp diseases. White Willow bark is lovely tea for achy joints from arthritis and rheumatism, or any kind of swelling. Aspirin is Salicylic acid taken from the word Saille, Willow, and originally made from the Willow herself. Willow (Saille) is associated with the feminine energies of the earth and sky. This is a good time to stop to listen and respect your intuition, your powers of divination and your connection to ancestral spirits.

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Here is a beautiful tribute to Water from Gregory Porter: ‘Liquid Spirit’.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS6JV-veVAE.

Are we not alive in a time of water consciousness?   While the oceans fill with melting ice from both poles, many lands are turning to desert, and California, that paradise of fertility is now in crisis because water will not come when it is needed.  Water in solid form has stood three feet deep for months, holding back spring for my garden.

New Moon in Saille 2015

Moon and Sun meet at 28° Aries, and listen to the Sabian Symbol held at this degree:   ‘The Music of the SpheresAttunement of Cosmic Order. The music of the Spheres is the celestial embodiment of principles of polyphonic interplay. The individual advancing ‘on the Path’ should seek to understand and realize his place in the vast scheme of mankind’s evolution, in the immense chord of the harmony of the universe… Listen to the inner voice.’ Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala.  

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 The chart of this poignant moment on April 18th contains a powerful T-Square.  Venus, our lady of beauty and love, and Saturn, teacher and he who constricts spirit into material form are in opposition. This is a combination most artists know well. Venus is there to inspire, while Saturn demands the ceaseless work needed to make inspiration into form. Neptune and Vesta square them, like a bow pulled back to shoot an arrow at the Point of Fortune in the chart. Neptune is the universal form of Venus….Cosmic Music of the Spheres. And what about the virgin goddess Vesta, Hestia of the hearth? She is the companion of Neptune in this triangle of love and mutable potential. A triangle is a stable form. Take something wordless, universal, full of music (Neptune), pair it with the sweet surety of the inner voice (Vesta), and bring it into form (Saturn) as an act of love (Venus).   Take the tide of this new Moon where it wants to go!
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 I want to share the poem which celebrates this April Moon of Saille in the 2015 Lunar Calendar ( http://www.thelunapress.com).

Message: New Moon in April

Are you awake yet

and has any voice, human,

feathered or furred,

whispered to you by this lightening hour

the secrets of a new moon in April?

 

I hope so

I hope twenty messages by sunset

have let you know

that you, there under the granite cliff & the silver oak,

are held close, held warm

-and that the hills thick with sage

and the bare boulders rising above you

hold you safe in their strength

and their mighty pleasure

 

Oh, may you know

that the grey dove in her thoughtful murmuring,

the red tail hawks tilting in the wet spring wind

and behind the rough bracken’s veil, the voices,

the mountain-full of rivulets

 

all flicker and beckon and sing, brimming

with love of you

 

And I would, this ordinary morning, a continent away,

add a cool splash

and a merry whistle, if you’re still asleep,

and have you wake laughing, surprised,

spilling over

 

– Diana Rowan ©2014

 

 

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

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Thursday’s full Moon in Virgo has grown from the Aquarius new Moon on February 18. The Sun at that moment was still minutes away from Pisces. So instead of learning about Pisces from inception, the Moon has grown from an Aquarian seed, to arrive at a perfect opposition to the Piscean Sun. She will experience her ‘newness’ in that sign at the next new Moon (March 20) as the Sun is about to depart from Pisces. This will take place moments from the Spring Equinox during a solar eclipse.

Bob Fuhro photo

Bob Fuhro photo

Like this squirrel in my back yard, are you confused? Surely this has happened to you at some point. It reminds me of learning how to use a new computer program just in time for it to become obsolete, scrambling to mesh what I was doing, and back tracking to understand the new program after using it. Or maybe, as a child, you learned one language, but now must think and speak in another without a formal introduction from the home front. Each sign is a language with its own flavor and emphasis. Virgo is always ready for analysis, for differentiation. Pisces delights in tearing down the boundaries between all things and floating in space. Since the full Moon is always in the sign opposite the Sun, there is an integration of elements that must take place. Perhaps this is the source of the excitement associated with a full Moon.   Of course, no full Moon takes place in a vacuum. There are other players who add interest, or mischief, or emphasis as the Sun and the Moon face off. RCI_Jewel_DancingCouple Small Web view The seventh and final square between Uranus and Pluto will take place on March 16.   The Uranus Pluto square has been in effect since 2012.   During this time we have felt the tension between these two powerful outer planets in a variety of ways personal and global. Many of the outer issues are a return to unfinished business from the late 60’s when Pluto and Uranus were cheek and jowel in Virgo. Revolution, evolution, transformation and repression are themes we experience inside and outside when these planets come into contact. In the case of this full Moon the square between Uranus and Pluto is powerfully felt by both Sun and Moon because they are close connected by degree. Uranus will make discomforting angles to both Sun and Moon.   And he’s nestled between Venus and Mars like the bold intruder who disrupts a harmonious couple.   Or perhaps he’ll learn the fine points of love and action from the two.   There may be some hard lessons in this mix for they are all poised in close proximity to the South Node in Aries, a suggestion that self reliance has its limits, and the power of partnership opens new possibilities. Full Moon in Virgo 2015 Pluto is in a comfy trine to the Moon, but doesn’t have clear a relationship to the Sun. He’s getting a lesson or two from Ceres, the Earth Mother Goddess, who hasn’t forgotten that her daughter Persephone was swallowed up in the Otherworld of Pluto. Perhaps they are once again discussing the terms for spring and the return of the Maiden. 220px-FredericLeighton-TheReturnofPerspephone(1891)

Kore     Sarah Fuhro Whoever has walked across a freshly plowed field at twilight, and raised loving eyes to see the crescent moon adorned by the evening star, you are entering the drama which has no beginning and knows no end. Once more the Maiden returns pure and slender to be gathered like wheat in the brown arms of her grieving mother. Once more we are freed from the dark shelter of womb and grave.

Jupiter is in the mix as well and can be seen in the picture below through cherry blossoms a few nights ago.   No cherry blossoms here in New England, but the Moon and Jupiter have been very beautiful in the clear night sky as the Moon passed through Leo on her way to Virgo. Jupiter, like Uranus is also in an off beat relationship to Moon and Sun. moon-jupiter-Masaaki-Shibuya-3-2-2015-e1425328808277

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       We are in the Moon of cycle of Nuin, Ash Tree. The Ash tree is associated with water, and was considered a suitable wood for oars as it was believed to be a charm against drowning.   Ash connects the three worlds, Abred, Gwynedd and Ceugent. Another way to look at the place of the Ash is to understand that it represents macrocosm and microcosm, as above, so below. With mighty banks of snow, I wait for the rush of water, which even with the cold weather is beginning to work its way into wall and cellar. A pipe broke and swamped our kitchen. Ash is a reminder of the mighty forces at work in the world, to transform solid material into flowing form. 1879905_f5b04a6b

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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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 Rowan’s Invitation to New Realms        

24alps-blog480The ‘Step Into the Void’ enclosure in the French Alps. Robert Pratta/Reuters

“You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves…..” Mary Oliver

New Moon in Rowan 2015

Last month the new Moon began with the first degree of Capricorn, hours after the Winter Solstice. What a brilliant package of cosmic activation! Once again, the beginning of the Lunar Cycle and the entry of the Sun into a new constellation coincide. Aquarius Sun and new Moon are located at 00 degrees. Same message, but in Aquarian flavor. Celebrate the opportunity for a new start with a special ritual or song! Find someplace in your life, where you have postponed exploration. Capricorn suggests looking to the past for ancestral inspiration. Aquarius is ready for novel exploration.

Saturn

Saturn guides both signs, and he makes a nice connection to the Sun and Moon from his perch in Sagittarius. When Saturn is visiting Sagittarius, he tries to make himself comfortable through orthodox belief systems, while at the same time he is fascinated with an ideal future. Saturn is closing in on a square to Mars and Neptune. This makes the frenetic desire for an agreed upon philosophical or religious truth quite messy and confusing. The impulse to get everyone in agreement runs into the vagaries of Neptune and the diffuse anger of Mars in Pisces conjunct Neptune. It may seems obvious that the terrorism of ISIL and the recent violence in France is not conducive to the cause and long term goals of those involved, but what about our own more insular desires to be ‘right’?

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This is the Moon of Rowan (Mountain Ash in America) or Luis. The Rowan tree has a connection to the realm of the Fae. She is the sacred tree of Imbolc which will take place at the time of the full Moon. It suggests both enchantment (Neptune) and protection from the power of enchantment though the Star of Venus. While the earth in Northern places is frozen, The Moon of Luis is a traditional time to venture into the lands of unknown places in vision and dream, but don’t forget the way back!

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Vanessa Card’s drawing of the Rowan Tree from the Celtic Tree Oracle

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.

The Lunar Calendar at http://www.thelunarpress keeps you in touch with the Moon all year long!

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The Birch Full Moon

Birch and moonlight

Whether or not you believe humanity is perched upon a moment of transition, this full Moon offers you an opportunity to embrace your daily life with the deep intensity of conscious choice.

Full Moon in Cancer 2015

This special event takes place at the midpoint of two Cardinal signs, Cancer and Capricorn. The Cardinal signs mark the beginning of a new season, with powerful connection to the elements they represent, in this case Water for the Moon’s sign of Cancer, and Earth for Capricorn, where the Sun resides. Both of these signs and elements are feminine.

FULL MOON INSFUSED WATER

     Honor the full Moon in Cancer with consciousness that we are made of water. We can join the water within to the water in the visible world through meditation in Moonlight, and through placing a container of water for the rising full Moon to reflect upon and ‘charge.’

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     The Capricorn Sun stays low on the horizon. He rises late and sets early. This is the Moon of Beith (Birch), a winter tree with her white and black bark. Honor the Sun as you watch sunrise and sunset, during the Earth element sign of Capricorn.

Owl Song

The sun is the only face I see

as I travel deeper and deeper

into the snowy black-spoked

wheel of the woods. My feet

were swift in the marked path,

but then it was time to curve off,

crunch into the silent depths,

lift each step back to the surface

until I plunge in again, blade

into stone and blade into air.

A song was taking place here

in the birch grove where

I interrupt the order

of all the others,

with my thrashing steps,

and I am ordered into silence.

I look across to the sun who

is teaching at such close range

that I am drenched in radiance,

pierced with the promise of gold.

Suddenly and for all time

I am the hooded owl

who sits guardian over a path

and selects who may travel

further unnoticed and who

must be plucked and groomed

for greater attention.

Sarah Fuhro

Sun and Moon are, as always at the full Moon, poles apart with Moon powerful in her rulership sign of Cancer. This year the Sun began his return to the Northern Hemisphere (the Solstice) just hours before the new Moon in the sign of Capricorn. Saturn rules Capricorn, and teaches us how to manifest in the physical world, but reminds us of the limitations we will face if we take the material world as the only reality.

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And speaking of another reality, the Sun is cheek and jowl with Pluto who rules the invisible world, and demands light, visitation and notice from the visible world. Cultures around the world tell stories of the necessity to go down into the dark Underworld, and discover what has been overlooked. Yet the return from this place where the Sun does not shine is equally important.   In the VIII of Cups Tarot card we have an image of this journey, into darkness and the unknown; what we don’t know, but are about to explore. The eight cups left behind on the familiar shore hold what we have developed and value, but are willing to leave behind. The Sun and Moon shine down in a promise of integration.

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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.

The Lunar Calendar for 2015 is created in the spiral design of the movement of the Moon. You can order one of these beautiful timekeepers at http://www.thelunapress.com.

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Return of the Sun AND,  the First New Moon of the Lunar Cycle!

 photo: Bob Fuhro

       Align a vision for the world and yourself with this momentous opportunity presented by our planet’s luminaries, the Sun and the Moon!   The Sun stands still (Solstice) at 6:04 pm, Sunday, December 21st. The Moon conjoins with the Sun to begin a new Lunar journey through the zodiac at 8:35 pm EST the same evening. This is also considered the first new Moon of a new year according to Robert Graves’ Celtic tree Calendar! Let us celebrate this gift of a fresh start, new season, new Moon, new lunar year in whatever way feels brightest (Sun) and deepest (Moon) for each of us!

Birch Trees

photo by Bob Fuhro

Little Birch Moon– Sarah Fuhro

This little birch moon

is slipping out into dark

night, stepping away

from the lights and music

of the bustling cabin.

When the moon

has her darkness,

she takes it in silence.

Going out she leans against

the great dark tree,

and looking straight up,

recalls sailing in that tree top

as a full and flying moon.

Moon feels the bark

against her tired spine.

In the dark,

and all alone, by herself,

she gives birth

to the next little moon.

Beith (Birch) is a ‘pioneer’ tree, the first to grow after clearing by fire, by ice, by the farmer. ‘Birching,’ hitting children or miscreants with a switch of birch wood was considered a way of driving out evil spirits so that a new way of looking at the world could begin. In a spiritual mode, we need to clear out the old before we can begin the new.

Saturn, disciplinarian of the planetary system has offered us the opportunity to release the old over the last two years while he resides in Scorpio. Like so many friends and clients I have cleaned out my cupboards and closets, and found ways to release old stories and resentments that have blocked joy and growth. Saturn will enter the sign of the Solstice (Capricorn) to join the stellium gathered there. During these last days of Saturn’s Scorpionic expression the United States has taken a new approach to our neighbor, Cuba. Prisoners accused of spying (Scorpio) have been exchanged and now there is the opportunity to build (Capricorn) diplomatic, trade and human relationships. I also hope the focus on police brutality and deadly reaction will shift into new structures of consciousness, and those who are sworn to protect us know they must be responsible for their actions (Capricorn).
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     Another important astrological event will take place on December 21st. Minutes before the Solstice, the planet Uranus will turn direct. His square to Pluto has colored much of the last few years: revolution (Uranus) has exposed (Pluto) the unavoidable consequences of neglect. With both of these powerful transpersonal planets in direct motion we will better understand the Sabian Symbol for the degree of the New Moon and Solstice: ‘An Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe; the power and responsibility implied in any claim for leadership.’ Maybe this symbol is about our own inner ‘tribal’ relationships….this might be time to understand and accept all parts of our selves and to take kind, but conscious responsibility and leadership for all of our psyche.   If possible take time to breath in these few hours and minutes of opportunity to welcome new seeds into the dark earth of winter’s mysteries so that a slender birch tree may sprout and grow…a pioneer in a new space.

Winter Solstice 2014 Beth New Moon 2014

Teddy runniing

Solstice by the Sea

Upon the sheer high cliff,

over the sea,

dancing, running in place,

shouting names,

rain streaming down in torrents,

in walls, like the walls

around old seaside villas,

rough as stucco,

blank, haughty.

No entry.

My dog runs by my side,

wet through,

ears in motion

with his exertion,

blinded by the down pour.

Solstice almost here.

Dawn on the first day of Return.

Transformed to icy pellets,

rain shoots through me and doggy,

shoots in arrows,

arrives in spears.

Clothes mean nothing.

Turn in place and run backwards,

face averted from the icy blast.

Turn to face again.

The sea and the shore are one.

In the last day

of triumph over light,

Darkness retains her power,

to pierce,

to cleanse,

to declare winter shall begin.

Sarah Fuhro       December 2004

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.

The Lunar Calendar for 2015 is ready for a new start of the Moon’s cycle: www.thelunarpress.com.

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