The last Full Moon of 2013, may peace be discovered everywhere and in everything and that is I.
“If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart. —Lao Tzu
“To break our patterns is to threaten our sense of security; patterns predict an outcome, and our eye is usually fastened on a goal. To be free in this moment is to be free of our patterns of the past, and our expectations for the future. That which is unbounded is poised in any direction.”—Robert Wolfe, Elementary Cloudwatching
While we have this moment available to us, when we have an opportunity to be free of the mind, we can still the chatter and embrace the silence that occurs when thoughts dissolve and words slowly drift away. Ruler of this Full Moon, Mercury is in Sagittarius. Here the mind is free to experience the unpredictable and to boldly go where one may not have tread in the past. This is definitely a chance for expanding awareness and exploring new personal territory that leads to greater understanding of the ‘big picture’.
Now if you have a desire to chatter incessantly about every little detail that occurs during your day, it is just a way to release pressure that builds due to a lack of communication that may be the usual experience. We can all practice our skills as therapists by becoming good listeners long enough to allow others to spew in order to arrive at clarity, a loving gesture by which we realize that we are inherently all the same. What I fear is what you fear and that these fears are perpetuated by ancient experience that has no reality in this moment.
These old patterns are to be tossed aside and left to dwindle into nothingness as neither Gemini or Sagittarius, the sign in which the Sun is now placed, are apt to cling to what is worn out and limiting. Both require freedom to experience and discover on the way to ascertaining truth. Patterns represent structures that have the potential of inuring one to a resistant existence of adversity. As we approach the beginning of a new year we are apt to desire the unencumbered mind that allows one to rest in peace and enduring happiness.
Best we lean into this pursuit even a little if we are to prepare for the t-square—Mars opposition Uranus and square Pluto that comes into aspect on December 25th. Then we will feel the heat! even though Mars resides in an air sign (Libra). There will be tension as the planet of aggression is ‘urged’ rather emphatically to alter course and sail toward more harmonious horizons. Anger issues? To be dealt with maturely and yet the unpredictability of Uranus may provide a tempest that tests patience and fortitude. Don’t think about escape. Pluto at right angles has us pinned to the transformational process and will act to eliminate whatever clogs the system. (Black Moon Lilith conjunct Jupiter means those fears may loom large hanging around with nightmarish persistence until they are seen through)
What clogs the system are beliefs that determine our reactions to the environment. These are constantly being examined as we proceed along the path. During this Full Moon period, Jupiter, the ruler of the Sun in Sagittarius is quincunx Mercury (in Sagittarius), ruler of the Moon in Gemini so that exaggerated opinions may cause us to re-examine our adherence to what ‘I believe’ long enough to taste the essence of that which is Reality.
Applying lessons we have learned about what represents security and self worth are subtle but powerful currents underlying experiences for the next few days. We are apt to consider what motivates our behaviour and if it does not contribute to a harmonious and peaceful or simple life we will automatically readjust habitual modes of reaction and response.
There is a feeling of everything is possible that rises out of the optimism at this time and a lightness of spirit that naturally creates a mood of good will toward all things. We are perched then to enter 2014 in a vast frame of mind, a universal rather than personal perspective aligned with simplicity, (in spite of the mad frenzy that occurs this time of year) relaxation and peace of mind. The way in which we communicate then is based upon what lies in the heart rather than what is generated by thoughts. We gravitate toward the permanent state of being rather than that which changes. Communication is a subtle and consistent wave of love that is noticed for what it is rather than anything we ‘think’ it might be.
As we stand looking up at this Full Moon we are quietly expressing gratitude for the knowingness, awareness that is stimulated through the fullness we feel as “that’ in physical form. Grateful for the willingness to explore beyond the parameters that define what is apparently our experience here. Blessings to you on your journey of Self-discovery; that I exist in everything and everything in me.