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This morning I heard an economic report, which suggests Japan’s depressed economy is partially due to a deep resistance to immigration in a land with an aged and decreasing population. Here in the U.S. we are also dependant upon immigrants for a younger work force, and for new energy and a wide spectrum of viewpoints. Yet we want to squeeze those who come here in desperate search for a better life, and keep them out of sight, dependent upon any employer who wants to exploit their vulnerable status. Obama’s first step towards reform is perfectly timed to the entry of the Sun and Moon into Sagittarius this Saturday morning. Sagittarius appreciates variety in people and cultures, and feels a deep commitment to justice. Sagittarius aims for the heavens and says we are all citizens of the earth. The energy of this sign is a combination of spirit and matter.

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Sagittarius is the archer who aims his arrow towards the center of the Milky Way, our Galaxy.   There is no end to how universal we really are when we stop to look around us and within us!   This new Moon joins the ‘new’ Sun in Sagittarius at 00.° What will you begin in this visionary sign? What new boundaries will you cross? Venus in Sagittarius adds the love magic of the sign to this moment. Sagittarius is open to limitless possibility and responds with boundless gratitude!

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November Wren

Three thirty– afternoon

of dark and light November,

the voice of the wren

lifts me from my book

to turn and kneel

before the window’s shining altar.

In the pear tree, just outside,

a tiny messenger,

no bigger than a baby’s fist,

leaps like a beating heart,

her tail, a lever

of sweet uncounted notes,

her throat a channel

for the sound of liquid silver.

She dances to keep her place secure

wedged within the crotch

of the dark branch,

a tiny burst of voice

who sings of interruption,

the piping hymn to the god

who arrives unbidden

in smiling silence, spirit insistent,

a star’s spark in silver twilight.

Wren is the voice of initiation,

and where she leads

beyond the pear tree,

is land uncharted.

She is the last pear left

upon the winter tree,

where next May

a tower of white blossom

will celebrate her visit

from the world of song.

Sarah Fuhro            November 29, 2008

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Neptune, the dreamer makes a square to this seed of a Moon cycle. What will come of our visions of the future? If we dream catastrophe, we help to create it, but perhaps we can open our hearts with Sagittarian optimism to new possibilities of peace and understanding. Here is a song for this new Moon, Steve Gold’s ‘Spirit I am.’   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnGQ6W2RCWc

‘Looking in the mirror, I’m asking

Am I the change I long to see?

You know the world, is just a picture

Of what’s inside of you and me’   Steve Gold

Start something your spirit prompts you to begin at this moment! Sagittarius rules long distance journeys, head out to new horizons, even if you don’t know where you will end up.

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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 2015 Lunar Calendar is in print…full of art, poetry and wisdom of the Moon!    www.thelunapress.com

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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.’

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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.

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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

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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

https://www.thelunapress.com/

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Full Moon in Reed (Ngetal)

Winter approaches the Northern Hemisphere, and the Sun is low in the sky.  The Moon rises ever higher and seems so much brighter than she did in spring and early summer!   The full Moons of autumn light the sky even as the Sun withdraws to the South, leaving us with short days and long nights.

Last night, as the almost full Moon shed her enchanting blue light on all the world, I saw a deer dance across the road in front of my car. Her beauty and celebratory mood were a perfect representation of the Taurus Moon. On Sunday, November 17, 10:16 am the Moon will reach her perfect full pulse, but until then we will see her each night, beating her great sky drum,  already in Taurus, ready to celebrate the joys of the earth.  Taurus is under the rulership of Venus, and the Moon is ‘exalted  (fully expressive) in this sign.  Once a year the full Taurus Moon marks a time to celebrate our planet’s beauty and joy reflected in her sister the Moon’s bright light.

Moon is in ‘detriment,’ not comfortable, in the opposite sign, Scorpio, ruled by Mars. While Taurus celebrates all that is sensual and earthy, Scorpio teaches us to look behind, beneath and beyond the visible world into the realm of darkness and mystery.  This full Moon teaches us to dance between these opposing signs and impulses, to celebrate the beauty and generosity of the earth and the deeper mystery of what cannot be seen, felt, or touched.   Each full Moon we have the opportunity to bridge a polarity of signs and season, while appreciating each end of the opposition.

During the Ngetal Moon cycle, our lunar lady goes from detriment at the new Moon, when she is in Scorpio, to her sign of exaltation in Taurus when she is opposite the Sun.  Here’s a cosmic lesson for us all!

Since we are on the subject of rulership and oppositions, this TaurusMoon/Scorpio Sun  moment has a tight conjunction between Pluto (the co-ruler of Scorpio) and Venus the ruler of Taurus.  Together they are in the sign of Capricorn, the builder.  Is this a potent moment for understanding between widely diverse impulses and points of view?  Venus and Pluto would seem to have nothing in common.  Venus is about love, beauty, art, sensuality and relationship.  Pluto is the lord of death, the implacable truth teller of dark secrets bubbling to the surface.  Both guard their kingdoms jealously.  Yet they are cheek to cheek in the sky, even as the Taurus Moon reflects the Sun’s Scorpionic light.   Both are in a square (90 degree relationship  to revolutionary Uranus and sextile (60 degrees)  to the healer Chiron.   This may be the moment to understand your enemy’s point of view, to create unification between polar opposites.  If we turn to Chiron’s healing arts as we listen to each other, we can create a world more humane for everyone.

Mercury is in this mix with Pluto, Venus, Uranus and Chiron.  He is the messenger from the Scorpionic kingdom, ruled by Mars and Pluto.  Mercury can be the neutral force in many oppositions.    He is the messenger, and not the message.  He’s the voice that neither side of an argument wants to hear.

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Now look at this further message about polar opposites: the Sun’s magnetic field is about to flip!  ‘This reversal happens every 11 years and is tied to the sun’s cycle of activity, now near its peak. The effects of the reversal will ripple throughout the solar system.’ http://earthsky.org/space/suns-magnetic-field-poised-to-reverse-polarity-scientists-say

A youtube video explains this phenomenon in greater depth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34gNgaME86Y.   This is expected to happen in the next few days. What was happening in your life 11 years ago, when the last solar flip occured?   The 911 attacks took place at the beginning of this cycle, we began a series of wars in the Middle East,  the omnipresence of the internet was about to change every moment of our lives.  As we bring these cosmic events into our consciousness, we can find balance in a period of readjustment, fueled by powerful forces of polarity.                         Happy Full Moon and Sun Flip!

Sarah Fuhro www.sarahfuhro.com  sarahbeagl@aol.com

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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.starfloweralchemy.com.

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