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Full moon in Duir June 23, 2013 by Sarah Fuhro

There is a great water wheel in the sky at this moment.  As it whirls, we experience the creativity, fertility and deep connection of the element water along with the release of long held tears.  
Sun, Saturn and Neptune are the three points of the equal armed triangle.  Each of them is residing in one of the water signs.  We are days away from the entry of the Sun into the gate of the Summer Solstice (Cancer).   The full Moon holds the place of the Winter Solstice (Capricorn).  We are reminded of the sacred nature of this time of year.   The water triangle promises that spiritual reality, what is invisible to the eye, holds power.    Saturn, as the planet of manifestation whirls on this triangle with the Sun to say ‘what you see is only part of what you get.’   The third point, Neptune, lives in the waves as king of the seas and is the master of invisible reality.  

The full Moon is positioned half way between Saturn and Neptune.  She knows there are many shapes of reality, and remains outside of any form of exclusion.   Her eye is on the Sun who is at his highest point.  The two of them keep a syncopated tempo.  In the summer he rises to his highest each day, while she keeps a low profile.  In winter they are reversed with the Moon scudding high over head and the Sun barely rising in the sky.  At this highest point in the Sun’s journey, he is in a sign ruled by the Moon, Cancer.  The Summer Solstice is the highest manifestation of the Sun, his turning point towards a slow unwinding into dark winter.  She is in the sign of the Winter Solstice as she experiences her monthly fullness, soon to unwind into the darkness of the waning Moon and her rendez vous with the Sun.  We are reminded with the Moon in Capricorn and the Sun in her sign of Cancer that we must balance out the corporate, the material form with the values of home and loving care, the invisible with the visible.   Moon reflects back to the Sun what we have forgotten in our emphasis on ‘the bottom line’ over the health of the planet.         

And what do we experience at the time of seasonal fullness?  Can we feel how the Oak (Duir) Moon grows deep into the earth even as it raises it self to great height?   Jupiter is very close to the Sun.  He is in the last degree of Gemini, a sign of the double, the twin, the place of polarity.  Jupiter is a kind of second Sun.  He is the king of the Olympian gods and the brother of the Sun god Apollo.   Jupiter gives a further charge as to this full Moon, through his proximity to the Sun and to the sign of Cancer.  

 As it was last month this is a SuperMoon.  She is both closest to the Earth in her monthly cycle and in syzygy (aligned with the Sun).   This puts a tremendous pull upon our planet.  The effect on tides, tectonic plates, is magnified.  Our inner tempo may also feel as if it has speeded up and will burst through the sound barrier. 

The Solstice is literally a time when the Sun stands still.  This gives us the opportunity to stand still with him and to retune ourselves to new rhythms. We have the three days around the Solstice to appreciate the sacredness and power of the place and time where we find ourselves.  It is an opportunity to breath in a conscious appreciation of our spirit in a physical body.  

 

Black Face

Eat out of my hand, little wild soul,
crazy squirrel, black face singer.
The singer who is my sister is dark, dark.
The hand I extend to the wild animal
is white, white.
I hear the sound of the tinkling bell.
It cracks the silence.
I am like the baby chick
who knows when to break
the perfect architecture of my isolation.
And I peck my way out,
but not until I am strong enough
 to break through can I break through.
The acorn is also an egg. 
the chick inside is the king
of the forest.
The oak climbs to the heights
that equal the journey of the sun.
I am looking for the acorns
that feed the wild pigs
in the forest,
and I am black of face
and white of hand
and my bell calls my animals.
I make a fire
and from the charcoal
of the burnt bones of the oak
that hatched from my acorn,
I blacken my face once again . 
 
April 1992  Sarah Fuhro

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.