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Surprise! Surprise!

The new Moon in Leo begins today with a trine (120°) to Uranus, who always has a surprise, a turn in the road, an alternative viewpoint to offer. Sun and Moon are in their special place of reunion, of marriage, of birth, of starting over. Uranus is always focused on the future, and perhaps that is why he is so full of surprise!

Lovely Venus is keeping them company. Perhaps the visual world has a special gift to offer in the way of beauty, expression of beauty, art, love. Venus is naturally at home in Leo, for Leo rules the heart and the issues of the heart. Leo also rules the spine, and heart and spine, love and courage are intertwined. Even the word ‘courage’ contains heart (cour). Venus is moving in reverse, giving her and us the opportunity to revisit Leonic issues of heart and soul.

pigeon-flyingThe Sabian Symbol for the degree of this new Moon is ‘A carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission.   Spirituality in terms of training for mankind…World Server. ‘ And how are each of us involved in service to the World?   Leo is often seen as most interested in self expression. Perhaps, this is one way we serve the world. When we are truly ourselves, and communicate that self to all around us, we are like the Sun…Leo’s ‘ruler’ who shines and offers light and growth and joy to the whole world.

New Moon of HazelSun, Moon, Venus and Uranus are all in fire signs: Leo and Aries. Saturn  makes a square (90°) to the trio from a water sign, Scorpio.   He might have a modifying effect on the flame of Leo and Aries. The meaning for his Sabian Symbol is ‘Love as a principle of redemption.’ Here is another side to the fiery nature of love, this is Love as action to intercede for those who may be lost in their own angry expression. Today I heard the story of two mothers, one whose son was murdered by the son of the other. They have become friends and partners in the work of trying to ‘intercede’ in the violence around them. Is that the Saturnic side of love for this Moon?

This is the Hazel (Coll) Moon in the Celtic Lunar Calendar. It is a time of fiery intuition, yet the Hazel wand is the traditional trispiraltool to discover underground water.   Here is the entrance stone to New Grange with its clue about the power of the water that runs under the earth’s surface, and the reverence our ancestors held for the pattern of these subterranean currents.  We are now in a crisis of interruption of these veins and arteries with mining, fracking, and oil pipelines. As we search beyond the obvious for meaning, we discover the rich pleasures of what lies in our own deep water.

Hazel grows near water, and there is a connection to poetic wisdom as well as intuition. The oldest animal in Celtic lore is the SaumonSalmon. His wisdom comes from the nuts of the Hazel which shade his pond. The nine nuts of poetic wisdom fell into the River Boyne where he lived, and he absorbed their inspiration.   Here is the card for the Salmon from the Druid Animal Oracle, illustrated by Will Worthington.

Hazel, Coll, tells us there is a connection between poetry, divination, meditation and mediation. The Druids were trained in all of these skills, and saw the connection between them. They were also the repository of measurement and calculation. If we look at the Long Man of Wilmington, he holds two staves used to measure and dowse, much as the priests of Egypt were equipped with measuring rods to know the depth of the Nile.   The Fool card shows the fool with this rod over his shoulder as he begins his journey into unknown territory.

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The Moon of Coll

Coll Moon has me by the ear,

so tight the grip,

my eyes begin to tear.

What’s this torture

locked up in me?

Breaks my bones

grinds me down.

And this twisting, is it Ivy?

Is it the Vine of the grape?

No, it’s Coll,

the Moon of Hazel.

You grapple with me,

like a dog with a bone.

Hazel wand can divine water.

To find water underground

is to dowse, to witch, to twitch.

So Coll finds me out, witches me.

Hazel nourishes my salmon

hidden deep in the dark pool,

under the broken leaves,

where the blue heron wades.

Don’t let me drown in here.

As I twist and turn, nothing right,

until I leap into the air

caught at last in the net

of Coll Moon’s tight snare.

Sarah Fuhro

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 Moon of Coll marks the emergence of the 2016 version of the Lunar Calendar, edited and published by Nancy Passmore of Roslindale. This will be the 40th annual edition of this beautiful offering, dedicated to ‘the Goddess in her many guises.’ You can get a preview of the thirteen Moons with illustrations and poetry for each of the trees, which mark their passage!   http://www.thelunapress.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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