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It’s tonight! A Full Moon Caught in a Willow Tree…

willow at night

“At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press her face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window.”  Rumi

This full Moon in Scorpio promises us our heart’s desire, if we are ready to harvest.   The Taurus Sun is at the Moon’s highest degree of exaltation: natural steps lead to a lawn of clover in bloom.KEYNOTE: The gradual expansion of the individual consciousness after a fecundating experience. Natural fulfillment.

How is it that we are offered harvest at the moment of conception? This can only come with contentment with the way of the world, with the Scorpionic promise of death and rebirth. At this season of Beltaine, a fire festival of fertility, we are bound by the full Moon in Scorpio to remember Samhain, which celebrates the end and the beginning of the agricultural year. The seeds we harvested in late October are now planted and sprouted in the fertile earth.

This is the Moon of Saille, the Willow. Willow loves water and so  is sacred to the Moon. ‘The Moon owns it.’ The bark of White Willow is used for stiff joints, because she is filled with water, and brings mOrpeus and the Willow treeovement to what has forgotten how to bend.  Laundry baskets are still made of willow, and once it was willow who was bent into funeral baskets.  But water and willow are also sacred to the poet, to Orpheus who was allowed to enter the land of the dead to fetch back his beloved Euridice and who received his poetic gift by touching a willow tree.  ‘Burn not the willow, a tree sacred to the poets.’
And then there is the old tradition of wearing a willow garland around the of hat of rejected lover.   Here’s the song that tells about that:

All around my hat I will wear the green willow
All around my hat for a twelve-month and a day
And if anyone should ask me the reason why I’m wearing it
It’s all for my true love who’s far far away          steeleye span

The chart for this full Moon contains an earthy triangle.   The participants are Jupiter in Full Moon in Scorpio 2016
Virgo, Pluto in Capricorn and Vesta in Taurus.   They give a home to the ‘fecundating experience’, mentioned in the Sabian Symbol for the Sun’s degree. They focus the energy of this moment.   Jupiter in Virgo represents ‘root power’ something every plant must have to construct, stem, leaf, vine and fruit.

Pluto proffers ‘political power,’ something we must each seize from the crumbling institutions around us.

Vesta offers us ‘the awareness of spiritual forces at work, blessings.’   This is a reminder that we are never alone.


Five-ElementsThe alchemists use the symbol of the triangle for each of the elements. Earth has a direct connection to spirit in this diagram. What spirit teaches us must be ‘earthed’ in order to exist.

With the combination of a Taurus (Earth) Sun and a Scorpio (Water) Moon, in the signs of this full Moon, we have the formula for a garden.

So says the Ace of Pentacles in the Tarot deck as well.    What are you about to plant and harvest in the garden of your heart. Where do you find the voice of spirit in your life?

RW Ace of Pentcles


Venus and Uranus have combined in fire (Aries) for this night of full Moon.   This could spell electrical love or, the love of revolution, transformation, high vibrations, a unique art form. And since the love and beauty lady and the high tech genius also combine with Mercury and Vesta, who are only a sextile away, creativity demands some form of deep commitment and communication.

The full Moon in Scorpio rises

like Venus from the waves.

They are the waves of sweet chorus,

of a day of green praise.


She is triumphant and proud

her beauty unchallenged.

I wash my face in her light.

I wash my body in her beauty.


In agreement with her rule,

I am her citizen, her subject

who shouts her praises.

But she does not need me.


She is her own invincible,

self and rises in time

with froggy voices.

They who know

much better than I,

all the songs of praise.               May 3, 2015   Sarah Fuhro

Photo credit Willow in Moonlight: http://www.lostatseaphotography.com/mephotos/weeping-willow-tree-3-1600.jpg

Orpheus and and the willow tree http://www.ecoenchantments.co.uk/images/Ogham%20trees/willow_orpheus_corot.jpg

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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