"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Potent Harvest Moon

   What do you want to create? What do you want to let go of?! These are the very important questions getting attention as we lead up to the Full Moon on Saturday night. Have you been dreaming of your future and catching occasional glimpses of it? Today is a great time to grab hold of those fleeting images and make them real! Be very careful what you focus on or wish for over the next forty-eight to 72 hours, because the potential to manifest will be very strong. Think only good thoughts and banish the negative ones!! This will be a fairly long post with some important information; I hope there is something for everyone in the reading.

   Please read Lynda Hill's post on today's Sabian Symbol for the Sun here. I am including three of the Sabian Symbols here with my paraphrasing of her interpretation of the symbols meanings.

   The Sabian Symbol for tomorrow night's Harvest Full Moon, at 8 degrees of Aries, is  A Woman's Hat With Streamers Blown by The East Wind. Lynda Hill says this implies the winds of time and change shifting our perspectives and attitudes. The Eastern practice of meditation and contemplation can steer your mind back to the right path if you become unfocused. There is an element of protection imbued with this symbol, as the gentleness of the wind only blows the ribbons. However, you need to be wary of being blown off-course or changing your direction for social gains or conflicting ideals, as the danger here is getting lost in other's opinions.

   The Sun's position at 8 degrees of Libra at the opposite point of the Moon, is A Blazing Fireplace In A Deserted Home. This implies warmth, security and love held in the hearth of the home or the heart; whether or not you are there all the time, you can return to the security of this hearth, banishing a sense of isolation. I'd like to remind you here that the inner flame of your heart center is always available and can be accessed at any time by quieting the mind and connecting to your spiritual core. Keep a candle or a light burning for those feeling lost. During these trying next few days, make it a habit to return to your heart center at least once daily.

   Back to a discussion of the Harvest Moon and some of it's other challenging interactions. As we know, the Full Moon illuminates our progress on the path from the New Moon in Virgo two weeks ago. A Libra Moon desires action in relationship, or seeks to restore harmony where things have gotten off kilter. That could be in your relationship to your job, your partner, your finances or your goals. In opposition to the Sun in Libra, the Moon in Aries will push to make something happen. Let's hope that balanced minds prevail and you don't blow them out of the water or burn all your bridges, unless of course that has been the problem all along (indecision) and you do need to make that decision to take a stand!

   Some of the other concerns coming out of this potentially life-changing period are the opposition from the Sun (life force) to Uranus (extremes) in Aries and square to Pluto (destruction and transformation) in Capricorn and the alignment of the Moon (instincts and emotions) with Uranus in Aries and square to Pluto as well. OK, I'm breaking it down here: The chart for the Full Moon at 11:19 pm. on 9/30/2012 shows 9 degrees of Cancer rising and that's Cardinal Water. The ruler of Cancer is the Moon in Cardinal Fire/Aries, conjunct Uranus, (also in Cardinal Fire) and both square Pluto in Cardinal Earth/Capricorn, with an opposition to Uranus in Cardinal Air/Libra. Don't forget we still have that Cardinal square between Uranus and Pluto well-entrenched in the mix!! Cardinal signs like to make things happen, they do not wait around for someone else to take action and here we have all four Cardinal signs involved in this very potent Full Moon.

    I am aware that some of you will be engaged in your change already, while others may be anticipating that change is on the horizon and worried about what will happen to them. I suggest that those in the second category spend some time today and tomorrow envisioning the best possible scenario for themselves and the direction (Aries) they want to move in. Trust your feelings (Moon), pay attention to signs of what has decayed and is ending (Pluto) and what direction is opening up for you, and take action when the crest of the wave appears (Uranus). Above all, trust yourself to know what you need, even if you don't know what the new path reveals when the wave crashes to shore. Do not look back or hesitate when you know it's your time to ride that wave! Oh, and no negative thoughts - they will pull you under.

     Years ago, when I operated the Meetinghouse Bookshop on Nantucket, one of the popular books was You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, by Peter McWilliams. It has been revised and I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to move forward in their life. I would also recommend that you read this post again now and over the next three days, to remind yourself of just how powerful our thoughts are in creating our reality. I am simply reminding you of what you already know and what has been written and spoken so many times. Now is the time to take positive action for yourself.

   Remember... keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~

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