07:22 p.m EST 04:22 p.m. PST
(Written from the icy cold of a northern climate. I have gained considerable empathy for those who face some months of the year with big coats, boots, and various other forms of clothing to keep the bitter cold at bay. I reluctantly leave the comfort of indoor heating to post this article from a coffee house where there is access to the internet.)
“There is one truth, but it comes in many, many forms. Every religion is a metaphor. Each bit of spirituality is a metaphor. All of these things, including me and my words, are metaphors for the one truth…It does not matter which form you prefer. What matters is that you look to each for the truth which underlies the form and not the form itself.”— iloveulove.com
On one side of the Sun/Moon is the royal star Antares at 9 degrees 54 minutes Sagittarius, lying at the heart of the constellation Scorpius. Each of the four royal stars watches over one of the four directions and is guarded by an archangel. Antares is the West direction and archangel Uriel, the Light of God. On the other side is Rastaban, “the Dragon’s Eye” in the constellation Draco, at 12 degrees 06 minutes Sagittarius. At one time Draco was thought to protect the garden of the Herperides wherein grew the golden apples of immortality.
The ‘heart of the scorpion’ and the ‘eye of the dragon’ what truth lies at the core of the myths that define human history? And what truth is being revealed to us during this New Moon in Sagittarius, the Archer, whose arrow points us in that direction? It is not a great mystery. Yet we distance our selves from the truth by creating elaborate stories to explain existence that has no need for explanation. With Uranus in Aries trine the Sun/Moon (2 degree separation) and continuing to square Pluto in Capricorn, we receive potent energy from two outer planets that lie beyond the control of our egos. We have an opportunity to awaken, with the aid of Uranus, despite our attempts to deny our selves access to the mystery. Resistance is futile as our psyches undergo a purging of superfluous material.
Here Uranus, the higher octave of Mercury thus intuition, acts upon the conscious (Sun) and the subconscious (Moon) to enlighten and ‘inform’ in a way that uses neither word or symbol. Mercury reaches conclusions through logical processing. Uranus just knows that it knows. Uranus is freedom as it is the first planet beyond our boundaried world represented by Saturn. The effects of Uranus can feel like being struck by lightning where upon the experience is never the same nor the individual ever the same.
Many years ago listening to a piece of music by Russian composer Alexander Scriabin I had an awakening, very Uranian, that caused the earth to move. Transiting Uranus was trining my Sun/Moon conjunction. I believe we can expect similar powerful results from this configuration of planets now.
With Jupiter (ruler of Sagittarius) in Cancer opposing Venus in Capricorn what provides us with a sense of security and upon which we base our sense of self worth, not only individually but collectively, is being magnified to expose whatever is not for our highest good; that which does not generously support the organism to flourish on all levels rises then to settle amongst the waves of peace surrounding us.
Our talent for achieving harmony of mind, body and soul is highlighted through a Mars/Venus trine and both sextiled by Mercury in Scorpio. If we think deeply enough about the nature of this world of duality we find that in these depths, where silence and absence of thought prevail exists nothing. No form or verbal way of communicating what is; finally the knowing of Self as everything.
With five planets in mutable signs at this time it allows us ease to go with the flow, to be more flexible and positive knowing that whatever is to be will be. And if there is a jarring that occurs rigidity will not cause us to crumble. Fluidity will assist us to transform, adapt and move on. It will give all of us an opportunity to see where we tenaciously cling to beliefs that cause us to suffer. A willingness to divest one self of such hindering patterns will be the result.
Whether this is felt as significant movement or subtle urging will depend upon what influences these planets have in your own chart. Look to Uranus, house and sign plus the house ruled by Aquarius and aspects to, in order to determine how this lunar phase shows up in your own life. Then again what shows up does and what does not does not. Do we really need to know any of this?
p.s.-Black Moon Lilith in Cancer trines Neptune so our darkest secrets are apt to slither up from hidden places and attempt to smother us in fantasy and not so fantastic enticements to embrace what we most fear and therefore keep furthest from our conscious mind. We can run but we can’t hide. May we all rest in peace.