This is the end of a cycle. We had a major Solar eclipse in August 2017 in the United States. We want to pay attention to now and this full moon on January 31, 2018 while keeping the solar eclipse in mind. There, in August, was our pinnacle … a highlighting…. When the sun is blocked out by the moon it is telling us that there are conscious expressions that we are making that we need to rethink because our subconscious (the Moon) is standing in front of it and creating an eclipse. We all had very poignant emotional cycles that were changing in August. Most of us in the US felt this in an extreme way. Let us rejoice!! This full moon is the definitive end to that cycle and evolvement.
Here is a recap of astrosabiana.blog and the interpretation of both cycles.
Moon phase of August 21-September 6, 2017
August 21, 2017 2:30 pm est
Innumerable little birds have settled down upon one large tree; they chirp happily to each other in endless rows.. ~28 Degree of Leo
In the United States we are having the rare event of a Solar Eclipse this New Moon. Creative inspiration starts our phase as the Moon talks intimately, not only with the Sun but also with Mercury, Uranus, the Ascendant AND the North Node. Notice how we are all in this together? Exchanging ideas fluent in fun is an excellent start when manifesting reward. What makes us happy? What makes us thankful? Mercury is in retrograde so “re” words are the best subjects for inward and outward conversations. Some examples are review, research, reunite, reconstruct, renew, rework, repair, etc. What makes you feel? The Moon is teaching us what is shining too much? Pause for a moment. We need to make sure we are only chatting up and giving energy to what is worth creating. Our thoughts create our environment. We are headed for the promised land. Is there anything we need to change? There is a restful period coming that can be used to gather strength and fortitude. Diane Glancy wrote poetry of her experience,
I wake invisible.
I make a needle
from a porcupine quill,
sew feet to legs,
lift spine onto my thighs.
I put on my rib and collarbone.
I pin an ear to my head,
hear the waxwing’s yellow cry.
I open my mouth for purple berries,
stick on periwinkle eyes.
I almost know what it is to be seen.
My throat enlarges from anger.
I make a hand to hold my pain.
My heart a hole the size of the sun’s eclipse.
I push through the dark circle’s
tattered edge of light.
All day I struggle with one hair after another
until the moon moves from the face of the sun
and there is a strange light
as though from a kerosene lamp in a cabin.
I pun on a dress,
a shawl over my shoulders.
My threads knotted and scissors gleaming.
Now I know I am seen.
I have a shadow.
I extend my arms,
dance and chant in the sun’s new light.
I put a hat and coat on my shadow,
another larger dress.
I put on more shawls and blouses and underskirts
until even the shadow has substance”
Which leads us to….
September 6, 2017 3:02 am est
In a still corner of the museum are weapons of long ago and in a glass case, by itself, is a single venerable sword..~~13th Degree of Pisces.
Ultimately, we all need to make decisions based on our own sense of right and wrong. So far…love wins every battle. Are we paying enough attention to our own well-being and self-love? What can we accomplish with a sense of well-being as opposed to a sense of commotion? What reserves do we have to give if we need to deliberately make a point? Have our fears gotten out of proportion? Why do we have suspicions? What are we trying to control? Preserve unnecessary might. It will heal us faster. It will save energy sources for more productive requests. When we practice respect and reverence daily it makes ALL the difference. Seek our absolution. Confucius says, “Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.”
a final end of a cycle
Moon phase of January 16-January 31, 2017
January 16, 2018 9:17 pm est
A party of anchorites are making a mountain pilgrimage and in view lie both the busy world and the quiet way ahead..~~27th Degree of Capricorn
Imagination comes with an answer. If you can imagine it, it can be realized. Our Moon is quite potent in its beginning stages with many planets in Capricorn lining up side by side and being stimulated by several other planets. This gives extra potency to creation. Logic and realism will help this journey. Our Moon phase experience is contingent on our own sense of sturdiness in making our way up personal mountains. Is it peace that we want? Is it quiet that we want? Is it safety that we want? Follow instincts and fortitude. What is it that we can imagine? That is what will be. Abraham Joshua Heschel spoke, “Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.”
Which leads us to….
January 31, 2018 8:26 am est
Japanese lanterns, music from a string ensemble & an animated interweaving of colorful figures mark a garden party..~~12th Degree of Leo
By the Full Moon all is well. Did we win? Was it worth it? Was anything lost? The light has arrived! Fear is gone. Ready for a new day. Even if we are not quite in the place we imagine.. there is still cause for celebration. We can change everything we desire with more time. We need to congratulate ourselves on taking our joys and our sufferings and somehow joining them to a philosophy that has brought us here to this wonderful place. Dejan Stojanovic wrote,
“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.”