April 26, 2017
“Is this one tribe or a stranger?” is the calculation of the narrow-minded; but to those of a noble disposition the world itself is but one family. ~Hitopadesa proverb
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart …who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakes. ~Carl Gustav Jung
It was . . . enough to suffer as a woman, an individual, on one’s own account, without having to suffer for the race as well. It was brutality, and undeserved. ~Nella Larsen
We need to feel the cheer and inspiration of meeting each other; we need to gain the courage and fresh life that comes from the mingling of congenial souls, of those working for the same ends. ~Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
What I am is a humanist before anything… before I’m a Jew, before I’m black, before I’m a woman. And my beliefs are for the human race—they don’t exclude anyone. ~Whoopi Goldberg
This upcoming new Moon in Taurus happens on April 26, and, it is a very interesting, and yet challenging, period. It can feel like a real push-me pull-you experience, and, we’ve been feeling that for some time, but, now it’s getting more accentuated. Feelings are amped up as we are being pushed to change, and, change we will, at least in some measure.
This new Moon in Taurus carries a flavor of wanting (or needing) to be accepted, respected, a valuable member of the ‘tribe’, to not feel like an outcast, a reject, like someone who just doesn’t measure up. The Sabian Symbol for this new Moon is The Woman Of Samaria At Jacob’s Well, and, we may at times feel like an alien, as if we don’t fit in, are not taken seriously or take up too much space. None of this is what we want or where we want to be going, of course, but, if we can identify any of these reactions, thoughts or feelings, we can see them for what they are and purge them now. This can be a very healing new Moon.
The biggest thing with this new Moon period is that Venus (which rules Taurus) is now direct, and, about to move from Pisces into Aries. This will help things along: We’ve had Venus retrograde conjunct (together with) Chiron, and squaring Saturn for what seems like weeks now. Many have been experiencing the stress of the feeling of having to move away from familiar situations, the need (or the impetus) to let go of something or someone, and, many are feeling the pinch financially as a lot of confidence has been blown out of the economy (and the future).
Many feel as though they have been pushed to the wall, and, we may have recognised some old stories coming up about lack. This lack can be about money, absolutely, but, for many, there can also be feelings of loneliness, abandonment, or, the need to be alone (to be left alone) to go deeper in order to work things out. Self-talk and The Stories We Tell Ourself are very much accentuated with Chiron conjunct Venus in Pisces with both square Saturn in Sagittarius – we are shown that it is incredibly valuable to listen to the things we say, not only to our self, but to others. We may have felt tired, worn out, with not much in reserve. We may feel the need to get organised, get going, to break through barriers and to apply ourselves to the things that reward us, and don’t feel like continuing to have a heavy weight on our shoulders. Venus is direct now, and about to go into Aries. This will help bring about some big shifts as new ideas, new perceptions, new opportunities come to light.
OK, so Venus is finishing up (albeit rather slowly – Venus is just gathering steam) the very stressful Venus/Chiron/Saturn story we’ve had going on for several days now. It’s been hectic, but, rather illuminating. It’s good to remember that Saturn can be very rewarding; after all he is the Lord of Karma, and, the influence of Saturn on us, if we have done ‘the work’, can bring enormous rewards and breakthroughs and we can find ourselves in exactly the place where we wanted, or need, to be. But, we do still need to watch our thoughts and what we are sending out into the multi-verse. The Stories That We Tell Ourselves (Chiron) are always powerful, however, it appears that that is particularly true now.
Venus heads straight into Aries right after this new Moon. Venus is showing us the importance of figuring out what we want to be doing, how we define ourselves in the world, and, as Venus goes onto the first degree of Aries (The Mermaid degree), we are being asked to both find our voice and our feet.
So, there is a welling desire to push forward, BUT, Mercury is still retrograde, and, it will be for another week or so after this new Moon. The message of Mercury at this new Moon is that we can bring back something that we thought was lost – we can renew or revive something (or, our selves). We may have to be careful that we don’t ‘drop any balls’…. we may need to keep juggling, but, if we’re meant to drop any, we will and perhaps we won’t notice in amongst it all. Mercury is in a very powerful aspect with not only Uranus (it’s conjunct or together with Uranus in Aries), but, it’s also trining Saturn. This can bring breakthroughs in understanding, decisions and/or moves made, final resolutions to old stories, a deep letting go of restrictions and moving into the future. In fact, Mercury goes direct smack on Uranus and trine Saturn, so, it’s a very strong period of out with the old and in with the new.
Mercury is also asking us to be pioneers; to reach out for new objectives, new shores, new beginnings, to do a big, deep let go. Mercury is conjunct Uranus and trine Saturn, giving us an enormous opportunity to break free of past barriers, limitations, sabotaging mechanisms, etc. Mercury might still be retrograde, but, it’s doing us some massive favours right now. It’s leading us out of the swamp of negative feelings and emotions, and, it’s asking that you concentrate on YOU, not on everyone else first, but YOU first. The trick is – are you up to it?
The Moon’s nodes contain some pretty heavy duty messages for us at the moment – check out the Sabian Symbols for them at the bottom of this newsletter. A sense of sacrifice, loss, wanting to (or having to) hide away can be strongly in the air, but, that is all going to change as the nodes go out of Virgo/Pisces and into Leo/Aquarius. Everything is likely to feel much better, and, we will find it easier to let go of the feelings of loss, sacrifice and displacement that we might have been experiencing.
Again, I want to thank everyone who responded to my Good Friday appeal. The Woman Of Samaria Drawing From Jacob’s Well feels rather archetypal in regards to this as I write this. Thank you.
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The new Moon each month marks a time of new beginnings and realisations. It’s like a birth after a time of gestation or being ‘in the womb’. Here, the light begins to return and we can see new beginnings and possibilities. A new Moon means that the Sun and the Moon are both together – bringing a synergy of their energies together. The new Moon is a perfect time to set your intentions for the future. This period is wonderful for planting seeds of whatever kind. What do you want to manifest in your future? Whether you write it down, sing about it or just hold the thought forms in your mind, doing this at the new Moon can realise some fabulous results around the things that you want to draw into your life….