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The Birch Full Moon Jan. 4, 2015 by Sarah Fuhro

The Birch Full Moon

Birch and moonlight

Whether or not you believe humanity is perched upon a moment of transition, this full Moon offers you an opportunity to embrace your daily life with the deep intensity of conscious choice.

Full Moon in Cancer 2015

This special event takes place at the midpoint of two Cardinal signs, Cancer and Capricorn. The Cardinal signs mark the beginning of a new season, with powerful connection to the elements they represent, in this case Water for the Moon’s sign of Cancer, and Earth for Capricorn, where the Sun resides. Both of these signs and elements are feminine.


     Honor the full Moon in Cancer with consciousness that we are made of water. We can join the water within to the water in the visible world through meditation in Moonlight, and through placing a container of water for the rising full Moon to reflect upon and ‘charge.’


     The Capricorn Sun stays low on the horizon. He rises late and sets early. This is the Moon of Beith (Birch), a winter tree with her white and black bark. Honor the Sun as you watch sunrise and sunset, during the Earth element sign of Capricorn.

Owl Song

The sun is the only face I see

as I travel deeper and deeper

into the snowy black-spoked

wheel of the woods. My feet

were swift in the marked path,

but then it was time to curve off,

crunch into the silent depths,

lift each step back to the surface

until I plunge in again, blade

into stone and blade into air.

A song was taking place here

in the birch grove where

I interrupt the order

of all the others,

with my thrashing steps,

and I am ordered into silence.

I look across to the sun who

is teaching at such close range

that I am drenched in radiance,

pierced with the promise of gold.

Suddenly and for all time

I am the hooded owl

who sits guardian over a path

and selects who may travel

further unnoticed and who

must be plucked and groomed

for greater attention.

Sarah Fuhro

Sun and Moon are, as always at the full Moon, poles apart with Moon powerful in her rulership sign of Cancer. This year the Sun began his return to the Northern Hemisphere (the Solstice) just hours before the new Moon in the sign of Capricorn. Saturn rules Capricorn, and teaches us how to manifest in the physical world, but reminds us of the limitations we will face if we take the material world as the only reality.


And speaking of another reality, the Sun is cheek and jowl with Pluto who rules the invisible world, and demands light, visitation and notice from the visible world. Cultures around the world tell stories of the necessity to go down into the dark Underworld, and discover what has been overlooked. Yet the return from this place where the Sun does not shine is equally important.   In the VIII of Cups Tarot card we have an image of this journey, into darkness and the unknown; what we don’t know, but are about to explore. The eight cups left behind on the familiar shore hold what we have developed and value, but are willing to leave behind. The Sun and Moon shine down in a promise of integration.


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.