Artwork: Autumn Sky Morrison
The Cancerain waters beckon us to their shore
What we crave in this moment
Is the lush and lapping frothy milk
Of the Divine Mother’s breast
Where shall you drink it?
Perhaps in some deep slumber,
Or upon a bed of moss,
Or inside a cave of crystals
If you seek Her She will come
Open, tender and surrendered
To the purity within your seeking heart
Leave Her offerings of shells, coins and incense
Fall to your knees and kiss Her feet
She is the creator of all things,
And Her loving keeps all of creation in being
Notice the perfect, round edges of Her form
Notice how they repeat in your own body
Love Her and love yourself,
love yourself and you love Her
Admire Her beauty, and you admire your own
Admire your own beauty, and you admire Hers
She is the Multiversalizing principle,
and you are the Multiverse
Give Her the tenderness you would your own daughter,
And give that tenderness to yourself
Truth always goes in all directions
And your consciousness is the director
Direct with love dear one,
Direct in love as She has done.
This Full Moon is the culmination point of the total solar eclipse that opened a portal for a wide birth of the Age of Aquarius two weeks ago. What is coming through for you? What new has revealed itself from the shadows? Hint- the answer lies in the mysterious caverns of the heart.
With Venus in aspect to the outer planets that were in Capricorn all last year in the new moon, she is now almost at the South Node where the eclipse took place last week. She asks- how are you doing with holding space for the shadows that others around you are working through? How about for yourself?
The holidaze were either spent away from family when we were used to being with them or with them after, and in the midst of the greatest collective trauma our generation has known. Perhaps war, like older generations experienced in the 60’s and the potential for draft was a rival in the threat to personal freedom, but this pandemic is beyond what anyone has seen in at least a century. Either way it is bound to have brought up emotions around what family means to us, those who are there for us no matter what, those who we call tribe.
Whatever emotions are coming up for you around this moon, use them as a compass towards your truth. When you find it, visualize a thread running through you and your mother or father, and their mother and or father, and their mother’s father’s, father’s mother etc… See just how many generations of ancestors this patterning has been alive. We each hold the key that unlocks generations of pain that can bring healing through our courage to look at it, feel it, thank it and let it go.
There is a huge call form the heavens to unite with our tribes right now. Ancient allegiances still sound and those that need to break may be resounding. In the light of this moon, may we surrender to what is, what we know to be true because we feel it in our hearts. Express yourself in poetry, song, dance and creativity.
This Moon will illuminate emotions around the collectivization of repressed personal expression, individuality and freedom in regards to our desire to be both strong for others and for ourselves. Let’s remember to be patient, kind and caring for ourselves so that we may continue to show up in all the ways we desire. The wise mother knows most deeply her own capacity and how to regenerate it, like the moon moves through all of her phases each moonth.
There are deep emotions in this moon. Do not be afraid, they are here to allow you to move through the energy of the collective and be a bit reflective of what it all means to you. If we are still rejecting others for having deep tenderness, it is time to look at where you deny yourself the tenderness you deserve. If we are still criticizing others for being in fear, it is an opportunity to take a warrior’s spirit quest to Great Mountain and face your own, that you may carry codes of how to do so to those around you.
If we are so afraid we are paralyzed, it is time to pierce through the veil of the illusions of our own fear and face our true power. For it is said that what we truly fear is that we are powerful beyond measure, and this is what the great alignment of Jupiter and Pluto all of 2020 was teaching us. The shifting of that alignment to Jupiter-Saturn in Aquarius should feel like a graduation. If it does not, this lunation is potent for tenderizing the heart and letting the light in. For no matter how disempowering this year’s events may seem, we always have power over ourselves, and this is the beauty and the healing of Chiron in Aries squaring this Full Moon.
How do we take care of our community while maintaining boundaries and caring for ourselves in these unprecedented times? These are the questions we should all be seeking to answer for ourselves, through the exploration of our deepest values and innovative thinking. Bandwagon thinking is out of place in the Aquarian Age, and maybe even downright dangerous; for the shadow of Aquarius leads us down paths that separate us from our own humanity.
The new Uranian/Promethian/Lilith archetypal forces awakened this the past two weeks are pushing us to find new solutions to new and old problems by igniting our inner genius, revolutionary and rebel. It asks that we stop rejecting the pain and trauma that is the result of the past 2,000 plus years in the process, but to face it with deep compassion and resolve to create true change in response to it.
Uranus in Taurus beckons us to become more human than ever and to deeply reside in the body and the heart. While showing up for others is important, showing up for ourselves is just as important. In fact, they are on a polar axis which is inseparable, and must be maintained at the fulcrum point of tenderness, care and responsibility. To be responsible is to be able to respond, and we maintain this ability through self-care.
But don’t be fooled, the mother archetype as expressed through the crab is fierce and protective of her tribe. Most of 2020 we were working with Cancer/Capricorn eclipses beckoning us towards our true tribe. In this sign, we learn the beauty of standing up for those we love, protecting the weak and being a voice for those whose voice has been pushed down or trodden over. Compassion doesn’t always look one way, but it always comes from a heart of love.
May this Moon find you in the arms of those who can love you just as you need to be loved and are willing to listen to your hearts song. May you offer the same gift to those around you, and most importantly, to yourself. True warriors of love only seem to seem to stand alone on the mountain, those who know, know we are never truly alone, for the Divine Mother and Father are always just below our feet and just above our crowns.