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A Triangle with Wings-by Sarah Fuhro

‘Ah, faeries, dancing under
the Moon,
A Druid land, a Druid tune!
While still I may, I write
for you
The love I lived, the dream I
knew.’ WB Yeats
 
September 27-28 there will  a total lunar eclipse, visible to most of North America and all of South America after sunset September 27. From eastern South America and Greenland, the greatest eclipse happens around midnight September 27-28. In Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the total eclipse takes place in the wee hours of the morning, after midnight and before sunrise.  Let’s hope we have clear skies for this wonderful opportunity to see the whole eclipse.
 
It’s a ‘super Moon,’ which means the Moon is closest to the earth at this moment.  It’s the Harvest Moon in the Northern Hemisphere and the Spring Moon in the Southern Hemisphere. and the full Moon of Muin, the Vine!  It’s a ‘blood Moon’ as  the fourth and final eclipse of a lunar tetrad: four straight total eclipses of the Moon, spaced at six lunar months (full moons) apart.  This should bring out the dancer in all of us!   
 
The Sabian Symbol for the full Moon in Aries on September 27th is dramatic and powerful…’A Triangle with Wings’!   ‘The capacity for self-transcending.’
How do we self-transcend,  as a planet, as a species,  as islands of individual consciousness?      I tried to find the perfect image for ‘A Triangle with Wings’  on the internet treasure box we all share, but it was quite disappointing. Suddenly, the 3 of Pentacles from the Thoth deck, came into my mind’s eye….seems perfect. ‘  What are we all building, as a planet, a species on the planet, and each of us in our buzzing heads? And how do we transcend what we have created?
thoth triangle with wings
The Three of Pentacles in the Rider Waite deck, might give us a clue, for it is about the confluence of three parties to creativity, Inspiration, the Monk’s vision, Mental Design, the Architect’s plan, and Manual Skill, the Craftsman’s ability to put Inspiration, and Design into physical manifestation. The great cathedrals, pyramids, temples  of Europe, Asia, South America and Africa have transcended the people who built them. What will we leave to the Earth’s children who come after us. What will transcend our times?
3 of pentacles

Full Moon in Muin 2015

The Chart for this very exciting Moon is built upon a ‘seesaw’ pattern with a Libra Sun, North Node and Mercury pitted again an Aries Moon, Uranus, South Node, Chiron and Neptune.   Aries/Libra opposition presents us with a basic polarity, which both energizes and confuses us….for we are always weighing the Aries urge toward the desires and needs of the self against the Libran  desires and needs of the other.   But like a child’s see saw, if either side abandons the process, the balance falls apart and we fall with a thump!  How do we fully integrate our outward drive (Aries) with our inward pull (Libra).  Under this Moon we get to experience both with a tremendous power, and perhaps feel it not as conflict, but as rhythm, like the beat of the heart or the breath in and out.

Interesting that the North Node, where we need to travel to evolve and grow has just entered Libra, a sign of balance and concern for others.   The South Node in Aries holds us back to say:  I can do it myself.   Aries is the sign of the warrior in our psyche, the drive to ‘go it alone’ while Libra represents our urge to partner, to share space with another.  As you reach out to the Moon on the night of September 27/28 feel the push and pull of these two drives, and allow them each the space they need to be expressive. "Thursday a small war broke out between those who worshipped the Mother Goddess in her aspect of the Moon, and those who worshipped her in her aspect of a huge fat woman with enormous buttocks."   Terry Pratchett   Pyramids

The Full Moon of Muin (the Vine)  brings up some interesting ideas about vines.  Grape Vines are usually associated with this Moon, for it is the harvest time of the grape, and time to make wine.  But a sister Druid’s blog on vines caught my attention on the subject of Vines.  https://druidgarden.wordpress.com/2015/09/.  I will quote a few ideas from her article: ‘The vines teach a similar lesson on a personal and interpersonal level. Sometimes we get into situations or have people in our lives that begin wrapping themselves around us—they have that uncontrolled vine energy. At first, it might not be a big deal, because they are just a small vine, but if they are there long enough, they can hurt us possibly beyond repair. Sometimes, it takes a third party to come in, cut the vine at its source, and help you recover. But this work is never easy—and it can be really draining and difficult…….Not all vines do what these vines do–and that too, is an important lesson from nature. I’ll draw your attention to poison ivy vine, which is a plant that has evolved in this part of the world (read = native), and a plant which lives in perfect harmony with healthy trees that it climbs.  Poison ivy climbs up a tree in order to reach sunlight, not to choke and strangle, and the trees rarely suffer ill effects of having a vine. I’ve seen trees and poison ivy vines growing together for very long periods of time, the ivy sometimes blending into the leaves of the tree.  Now while most humans may not like poison ivy, the trees have a different relationship with it.  I see this vine as awareness medicine, a plant that tells us to pay attention and be mindful. Many times, I have found poison ivy to be a great defender of the forest–keeping the people out and protecting sacred spaces.  People leave the trees, or forests, alone when it is near.  And for that reason, I have always seen poison ivy as an ally.’

As a Flower Essence practitioner I have given Poison Ivy essence to those who need to put boundaries around their lives, and to reach their own heights in their own way.

Sarah Fuhro 
sarahbeagl@aol.com 

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.