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A Tale of 2 New Moons-New Moon of Uath May 9, 2013-by Sara Fuhro
Here is a tale of two new Moons. One took place April 10 and the other will occur on May 9th. In April we had a powerful lineup of planets in Aries, fiery, feisty, and full of explosive energy. The planet Mars, who ‘rules’ the sign of Aries was there close to the Sun and Moon as was Venus, also in Aries. Uranus the revolutionary, and messenger of shock and sudden change added his demand for immediate response. Spring came with greenery but with explosion and earthquake as well. Here in Boston the viewpoint shifted from concern over threats of war to an fiery attack at the marathon five days into that lunar cycle. It’s interesting to remember that the original marathon was run to announce a victory in battle between the Greeks and Persians. It is a story so full of Aries energy: So, when Persia was dust, all cried, "To Acropolis! Run, Pheidippides, one race more! the meed is thy due! Athens is saved, thank Pan, go shout!" He flung down his shield Ran like fire once more: and the space 'twixt the fennel-field And Athens was stubble again, a field which a fire runs through, Till in he broke: "Rejoice, we conquer!" Like wine through clay, Joy in his blood bursting his heart, - the bliss! --Robert Browning This same April new Moon saw the ever closer approach of Uranus and Pluto into a perfect square. This Thursday, at the time of the new Moon of Uath, the square between these Pluto and Uranus is one degree closer. The demand for transformation, resistance to change, and general excitement about how we live on the planet are the theme of this square which will take place many times over the next few years. Our relationship to mother earth might be the theme of this particular new Moon in May when there is once again a stellium (gang of planets) in the sign of the Sun and Moon, Taurus. Taurus, in sharp contrast to Aries of last month is earthy, rather than fiery, deeply situated in spring energy rather than initiating a new season. The Age of Taurus (five thousand years ago) was the time of the Mother goddess, of fat Venus (ruler of Taurus), of the stories of Demeter and Persephone. The spring processions of people and their animals was woven into human consciousness. It is the season of Beltane, fertility, Mother’s Day, and long twilight evenings. There will be an annular solar eclipse during this new Moon, not visible here in North America or Europe. Instead it will take place over much of Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Since we all live on the same planet, this eclipse of the Sun will be felt by all of us. Here is a picture of the annular eclipse from last year as a perfect gold ring. What if we thought of this image as a wedding ring of love between humanity and our earth mother once again? Could we pledge during this period of Taurus (Venus-earth, love) to become conscious of our true place on the earth, not as masters, nor even as ‘stewards,’ but as part of a family interwoven together in abundant joy and fertility. This is the time of year when the Pleiades rise at dawn. It is the entry into the second half of the Celtic year. Beltain, like Samhain marks a gateway between two worlds. in this case the world we know as human and the parallel world of Faerie. In order for the earth to blossom and be fruitful it is necessary to work in alliance with the world of nature devas, elementals, nyads and dryads, and other earth spirits and residents who hold conflicted views and relationships with humankind. We have lost our connection to this multi layered world of spirits. Yet they are very aware of what we are about, and must live on the same planet with us. It is time to acknowledge their presence with us, for without them there will be no flowering spring and abundant harvest. Like the bees, if they grow sick of (and from) our exploitation, we will be left with our cell phones and gadgets, soul empty and truly hungry. The new Moon for the month of Uath (Hawthorn) has this Sabian Symbol: which speaks directly to this imminent need for reconnection to the blessings of nature spirits: WISPS OF WING-LIKE CLOUDS STREAMING ACROSS THE SKY. KEYNOTE: The awareness of spiritual forces at work. 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.