New Moon: 4 Gemini 47

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All that the mighty oak is now was once contained in the little acorn.

At new moon times we can maximize access to untapped potential. We have an idea/wish/dream that we would like to see become a reality…but that process is a lot easier said than done. The timing has to be right, as do the collaborators, assistants, the network, the delivery, those who cover our normal responsibilities when we just have to stay in the zone a little bit longer.

We use a lot of farming metaphors because everyone has generally understood how to apply them to their unique situation. My idea/wish/dream is the symbolic seed; I must (insert farmer chore here) for that seed or it will never happen.

And it still may not happen: that’s a possibility in what is yet to be. But just as the seas obey her tug, so the moon can indicate to us carbon-based folks the wise/wiser/wisest times to launch from the mental to the material plane.

This new moon is in Gemini and that means our mental processes and activities can encapsulate our heart’s desire as pertains to our society, our mode of interaction/learning/teaching, our handiwork, our family members and very close friends, our locale. It means we should be ready to make choices; to be flexible in thought, word and deed; to avoid the temptation to be duplicitous or two-faced; to contemplate our ability to sustain the necessary effort. You must measure which of your wishes would do well in this energy mix and select that one.

A Critical Degree

4’Gemini is a ‘crisis’ degree point, indicating that our environment is provoking a response-wish in us, no matter what else is going on. This makes me picture many little whirls of ‘conversational energy’ being magnetically drawn towards and into the formation of a somewhat singular, megawhirling mindset; the purposeful seeding of an altered zeitgeist. I am not thinking of something so big as a tornado (!); I see this as a community-based phenomenon at the moment, though as like attracts like, these various community-whirls could eventually morph into something regional, national, global.

Back to the Farm…

Ruler of the moon is Mercury, currently just inside the 2nd decan of Taurus. And not to complicate things, but…the moon is exalted in Taurus. This means that, except where necessity forces otherwise, our emotional center (symbolised by the moon) is the root food source of all mercurial energy being grown – and that center is enveloped by the Gemini (Mercury) sun. In English, this means: We are hungry for facts/solutions/mental platforms that we can use to construct a stable dwelling place for our hearts. There is an Arabic proverb (that I spent waay too much time trying to find for you, to no avail) that goes something like, ‘the woman is the central support beam that holds up the house’. Likewise, our emotional well-being is the central support beam of our Personhood. Important stuff!

Taurus rules the throat and voice, Self-possession, physical security and material gain. We could see the most shy amongst us make a seed-decision about how and where to step up and be heard; those who have used print exclusively to share ideas and network could start podcasting to accomodate commuters. The Muse will visit artists with songs that become the peoples’ anthems and visual installations that magically capture exactly how The Group feels.

A Reminder About Jack’s Beanstalk

A Gemini seedling is FAST, so we better keep a watchful eye on it. There may be a need to prune sucker shoots and limbs often in near-future developmental stages to insure a sturdy stalk and upward evolution that we can maintain responsibly. Crucially, we must face the reality that we will reap what we sow. If we are paying careful attention, the quality we are after will show itself – or not – very, very soon. Either way, oh how much we will have learned! And that’s important, too.

–          weaver

 

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On Cycles…

An orientation of loving is rooted in a fundamental trust in the intelligence of the soul or psyche, that it knows what it needs for healing and wholeness to come in its own time. Outgrown behaviors or stances did serve their purpose for a time and should be honored for their roles in our lives. Good or bad, they bring us to this present moment which is curiously the only time in which things seem to happen. When we’re able to be exactly where we are and how we are, and in the present with that reality, things can change, move and flow in time.  – Erika Jones (source)

 

 

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Full Moon: 20 Scorpio 24

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Diagnosis

Life is busy busy busy now and this full moon in Scorpio will likely only hold our attention for a brief moment. Yet for those with natal placements in key sectors at these degree points, it will bring a cause for deep pause. An arrested and poignant moment arrives and we have to catch our breath… Shared Exchanges + Time = a Nutritional Evaluation. For some, the field will be left to rest for now and for others, this crop is history.

A full moon in Scorpio is symbolic of bringing interior parts out into the sunny open air and that’s because the hidden emotional workings in the psyche that gauge need-fulfillment require a thorough reckoning from time to time. Completely under the beams of a Taurus sun, green shoots reach for the sky and we can see just how nutrient dense the soil our crop has been growing in really IS.

Season and Episode

Using Astro 101, we know the archetypal rulers of the full moon are Pluto and Mars. Pluto can help us articulate the life season we are experiencing and Mars in Gemini describes the spectrum of ways we can personally co-create during this episode in the here and now.

As discussed here often, Pluto is grinding his way through Capricorn and you can use the tag cloud on the homepage for oodles of further reading. Keep in mind that this energy entity is also known as the divine octave to our mortal Mars.

Much more likely to be within our command to wield is Mars in his transit of Gemini. Here, our inner warrior must guard against depletion from a scattering of force and even a tendency to forget original intents and motivations. However, clearly some diversity is appropriate. Revisit your plan and expect to see how you can do more within the boundaries of the same theme. Nimble, yes! but do not rush. When making a choice, evaluate according to that which is most durable, best suited to the task at hand, of quality material. The new moon in two weeks’ time will be rooted in this same energy field (4’Gemini)…in times of brain-rest now, allow the mind soup to stir.

There is much to sort as we grieve or exalt in the closing of a door we once used and if you find yourself or someone near to you experiencing this, even as the rest of life keeps you bobbing along, start each day with a little whispered promise that you will invest in that which is worthy.

–          -weaver

 

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We have been watching from a distance as a grouse hen nested down just a few centemeters from a cliff edge at the top of the property. Her caring investment has yielded just 4 out of 10 potential little ones…she will not return. Yet in good time, she will seek a worthy partner and nest and invest again.

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International call for struggle and solidarity with Puerto Rico

“We invite the international community and the Puerto Rican diaspora to join us in solidarity in our country’s present situation. Let’s remember that Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States since 1898. Ever since the invasion up to our present time, the United States and the colonial government of Puerto Rico have imposed a series of laws for economic and political gain which have disrupted the social, economic, and political reality of the oldest colony in the American continent.
They have submerged us in a desperate economic crisis, with the intent of continuing to steal our resources while the living conditions of our people continue to rapidly deteriorate, thus exacerbating the precariousness of healthcare and education, rising costs of living, rampant unemployment, and rising criminality rates. A massive emigration has reached unimaginable levels, while there is no stopping the delivery of our country to big interests for their businesses and vacations. Currently, Puerto Rico has become the Greece of the Caribbean, with a debt higher than 73 billion dollars owed to Wall Street’s financial capital…true to the style of soft coups perpetrated by U.S. imperialism, the following would be established…”

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“We are asking the international community and the Puerto Ricans of the diaspora to show solidarity with the situation that our country is now experiencing” 

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