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Libra New Moon of Gort 2014

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            We are at the point of balance between dark and light.   Monday night the equinox perfects that line of demarcation, and by Wednesday, the day of the New Moon, we are walking into the darker half of the year where we find what we could not see in bright light. There are other forces for change at work here as well. Pluto who has been traveling in what would seem ‘backward’ (retrograde) motion has stopped to change direction on Monday night just before the moment of the equinox. This takes place at 11° Capricorn, where the Sabian Symbol reminds us we have ‘The ability to explore unfamiliar realms and discover the laws underlying the complex processes of nature.’

Super Glalctic Center

The Sun and new Moon begin the journey of the next lunar month at 1° 07’ of Libra a hot spot in cosmic geography known at the Super Galactic Center. The Milky Way revolves around this black hole, and it is has a powerful parallel for anyone obsessively in love. Astrologer Philip Sedgewick makes a parallel to this kind of relationship to explain the power of the black hole..  Remember that Libra has much to with relationships, which are to be an act of balance.

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‘As reported in Carlos Castaneda’s The Art of Dreaming, one of Castaneda’s initiations consisted of encountering a nagual, or sorcerer, known as the Defier of Death. The Defier carried a reputation as one of the oldest living sorcerers who would appear and make a deal with Castaneda. The nagual needed Carlos’ energy to continue on and would grant him something in return. It had to be an agreed deal – nothing could be surmised or assumed by presence or proximity. Castaneda persisted in just trying to “give” his energy to the sorcerer, but she (who was just recently a “he”) would have nothing of it. Don Juan, the sorcerer under whom Castaneda studied for years, warned Castaneda that this transaction could kill him and yet, was unavoidable. As the deal went down, the sorcerer granted Castaneda the ability to dream and gain total intra-dimensional perception such that he could perceive the nature of energy. Castaneda slipped into an altered state of consciousness that apparently lasted overnight. When Don Juan finally found Castaneda, he had existed in the shifted consciousness for nine days. As one in love often reports, “How time flies when you’re having ecstatic fun.” Regardless, an extreme, possibly cosmic energy transaction resulted, mutually benefiting both parties, despite the potentially doubtful appearances of the deal.’ http://www.philipsedgwick.com/Galactic/ZS.htm.

Black hole

Another powerful place in this chart is the square between Mars in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces.   Mars in Pisces knows that he is right and justice demands action. Neptune in Pisces looks into an oceanic miasma and asks how Mars can be so certain. Mars in Sagittarius can combine with Neptune in Pisces through song and meditation. This might be the combination which will change the political climate. As the righteous anger of Mars combines with the compassion of Neptune, love and deep understanding may prove to be a greater weapon than anger.

Gort is the Moon of Ivy, a vine which grows in spirals, a representation of resurrection, to return again on each spiral round of the journey.   It was ivy that Bacchanals chewed in their mad revels in honor of Dionysus. Ivy is the traditional symbol of the wine tavern in England.   it seems a suitable symbol for the astrology chart which also moves in endless circles round our earth.      ivy pub sign

Libra new Moon 2014

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.

For a year’s worth of lunar cycles check out the 2015 Lunar Calendar at

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Imagine! The New Moon in Aries 2014

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 Imagine there is no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion, too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you will join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world

You, you may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you will join us

And the world will live as one

John Lennon

In a yoga class this week, I listened to  Imagine.  The voice of John Lennon felt powerfully alive, and I knew the song must be a key to the present moment.  When I returned home, I looked at the chart for the new Moon in Aries, which will take place Sunday, March 30,  It feels as if this is a chance  to reconsider the song, or perhaps to hear it again in the light of this moment!   http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnlennon/imagine.html. The Sabian Symbol for the Sun and Moon reads:   ‘A Teacher Gives New Symbolic Forms To Traditional Images.  Revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience. ‘   Once again we have the opportunity to start anew!  Each new Moon is a fresh start, and Aries is the beginning of the astrological cycle—a double opportunity!  A new cycle begins with an inner change of ‘attitude.’

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 This new moment features the Sun and Moon in close company with Uranus, the electric communicator, change factor, and revolutionary.  He is often compared to Prometheus who brought fire from the heavens to human beings on earth, a new technology.  In astrology Uranus is considered a higher manifestation of Mercury, and is a planet associated with astrology and computers.

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Uranus showed up in Herschel’s telescope just as European culture was experimenting with a whole new concept, the Rights of Man.  There was a revolution in colonial America with a new Constitution, even while it juggled slavery.  France was in the throes of insurrection, which overthrew a divine king, soon to be replaced by a military master.  But the old ways were crumbling.  It was a ‘change of attitude,’ if not of substance.  What would have been our role in those tumultuous times, and what is our place under the Sun, Moon and Uranus in the present moment?

New Moon in Aries 2014

Juno, the asteroid of marriage, is cheek and jowl with Uranus, Moon and Sun. This revolution plays out in the most basic unit of human society,  the family.   ‘Four in 10 American households with children under age 18 now include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census and polling data released Wednesday. This share, the highest on record, has quadrupled since 1960.’http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/business/economy/women-as-family-breadwinner-on-the-rise-study-says.html?_r=0.   Marriage between same sex couples is part of the revolution, and is legalized all over the world, often with much less controversy than in the United States.  But all this has deep implications for attitudes towards what is possible, for men and women and for the future of what constitutes a marriage.

Jupiter and Pluto are in square to the stellium in Aries.   They lie opposite one another.  Jupiter is in the Moon’s sign of Cancer, which touches upon family, children, and nurturance.  Pluto continues his journey through Capricorn, which began in 2008 with the world wide financial earthquake.  The family is also represented by Capricorn, but more as an institution and unit of society. The financial inequality between those at the very top and the rest of the population in America has a huge impact upon the family unit.  More families are suffering from homelessness after the real estate melt down. Unemployment and underemployment means hungry people, and families under tremendous stress to provide basic sustenance.   The two forces of Jupiter and Pluto make a square to our chart’s Sun and Moon, Uranus and Juno.   The only direction out for this square is towards Libra, a sign of justice, harmony and balance.

And that brings us back to John Lennon whose birthday, October 9th, features Mars, North Node, Pallas Athena and the Sun all in Libra, the very sign, which would provide stability to this moment in time.   As always, we have choices to make as we live these energies in the best way we know how!

 

 

 

 

 

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