Artwork: Autumn Skye Morrison -Beloved
In a time of redefining how we relate with those around us it is not surprising that the stars reflect and illuminate the Earth dance we are in. Even if it may be a more distanced, new and strange dance here, we are nevertheless dancing together under the same great night sky as we spiral around the Galactic Center and outward into spirals unknown.
With all of the Gods and Goddesses, ancestors and guides watching, Libra offers the great gift of balance of mind and relationships, fiercely dedicated to equality and justice. In square to Pluto we are collectively working through power dynamics, authority and freedom karma. Much of what we face today is not ours personally, but a collective inheritance of humanity. We are the ones who have the choice to either seed a new world, or let others do it for us.
The Aries New Moon two weeks ago planted within us with a mission of personal autonomy, of diving deep into our own shadow, self-cultivation and exploration. Now what has been revealed there is illuminated through our relationships. With Juno, asteroid of committed relationships with the Moon in the sign of balance, this Moon may illuminate which relationships are worthy of our commitment, or not. Vesta and Athena are also powerfully at play. The creative brilliance of the feminine as wisdom keeper and culture bearer is ripe for expansion. The sacredness of the home and hearth receive blessings when cultivated with beauty, pleasure and harmony.
Venus in Gemini asks that we question everything. Assumptions and things taken for granted are shifting on all planes collectively now. It is wise to remember that we find truth by asking the right questions. Even then, to see the truth we must have clean lenses looking both inward and outward. May this Moon offer the great truths that lead to greater freedom through the facing of our fears. Perhaps we cannot avoid pain, but we can choose not to suffer. The key is in letting go. The way forward is with courage and dignity, beauty and of course, each other.
In the facing of our fears we have the opportunity to seek deeper truths perhaps long buried. In this truth lies our personal power, for our truth is something no one can take from us, but it is something we can give away. The choice is ours, and then we can play.
What will the power-control elite do in these times with so many people quarantined to their homes? We have the gift of technology to stay educated and informed, to keep the flow of questions and ideas open. We can use this to our advantage in these times to continue to be active participants of the new emerging culture. The nodes in Cancer and Capricorn ask if the voices of Earth, place and tribe are still informing these conversations.
The reality is no one really knows where this virus came from. It is unlike anything we have ever seen before in the natural world. The consequences of tampering with nature through genetic modification, chemical based agriculture and a-moralistic science is perhaps becoming more present than ever. Venus in Gemini asks that we question everything. Assumptions and things taken for granted are shifting on all planes collectively now. All of the myths of humanity are alive, playing out in their myriad forms and asking for authors.
It is wise to remember that we find truth by asking the right questions. Even then, to see the truth we must have clean lenses looking both inward and outward. May this Moon offer the great truths that lead to greater freedom through the facing of our fears. Perhaps we cannot avoid pain, but we can choose not to suffer. The key is in letting go. The way forward is with courage and dignity, beauty and of course, each other.
With our elders being so vulnerable now we must ask how the systems that govern the world we have been living in have failed to honor the crone archetype. If we are to sadly lose a great number of our elders at this time, we must have those ready to take the torch, perhaps earlier than we would hope, of wisdom, integrity and leadership through love and joy and beauty. Pluto is performing his great alchemy with Jupiter- the underworld and the heavens unite in this great work. In rebirth there is innocence, and yet through purification an ancient essence is distilled, returning us to source, the place of all things. We all come from the stars, and to the Earth we belong.
The eclipses happening in Capricorn and Cancer offer us new ways to understand how we collectively identify with our cultural rituals that honor the ancestors and where we come from. It is from the knowing of ourselves as a part of a group that we can move into the world with security. But we must actively cultivate culture, and a new culture will emerge regardless of our participation or not. When we have lived this consciously, marrying experience with knowledge we birth the wisdom that gives rise to eldership, and elders are the keepers of cultural structure.
This lunation points to balanced communication as the key. Knowledge must precede freedom. Venus in Gemini rules this Moon, beckoning us to share ideas from a more non-personal viewpoint, rooted in deep self-knowledge and truth. Venus is close to her highest and brightest part of her cycle, regaining her throne as High Queen of Heaven. All Venusian endeavors are favored right now. Sing songs, say prayers, perform tests, make music, dance and write. The arts, one of Libras greatest pleasures is as purely human as a child, and just as sacred. With Venus in Gemini we can embrace also our playfulness, communication, relating, moving through contracts, ideas, money and goods.
The Jupiter Pluto conjunction which perfected on the 4th has been expanding power dynamics on the world stage and at home. Freedom we once held is being composted into maturity as we collectively choose to stay home in order to protect our elders and at risk populations. New ways of relating are emerging, and though the internet is a powerful tool, returning to our Earthy humanness is equally as important at this time. How can we vision a world where the modern human is married with our ancient humanness? How can we carry forth wisdom traditions that will serve us in this new time?
The Libra mysteries teach about balance brought through willingness to compromise. We are initiated into bounteousness when we see sacrifice not about losing something, but about giving something to another. Rising sacrifice into service brings greater abundance in ways we may never know. This is the magic of cooperation rather than competition to meet both collective and individual goals. At the center of all humans is the heart, Venus’s domain.
In these crazy times may we find the deeper meaning of life through the coming together, uniting as one people and honoring the many that make up the whole. For if we are to move forward, our connectedness and willingness to compromise to live as a more active whole will be key in the new emerging culture. May this Moon make the dearness of human relationship more profound, beautiful and meaningful. May this inspiration light the torches being passed now to each and every one of us. May that fire light your heart, home and hearth.