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This was the last Full Moon celebration of the North Direction on the Medicine Wheel. Here in the North Country winter had been very, very cold and snowy. For that reason Red Thunderbird Warrior and Runs With The Salmon had not returned to their home on the other side of Turtle Island. The journey would have had too many obstacles to overcome with the severe weather so they choose to stay with Snowy Owl and Shooting Star’s tribe until spring arrived.
As they often did the sisters had been to visit the Shaman’s cave to receive his guidance for the Moon ceremony they were about to honour. He told them the exact moment of this Full Moon would be in the daytime so he suggested the four friends visit The Star Temple the night before so they could see Sister Moon in her golden glory as she rose in the east. As the foursome climbed the path to the Sacred Space the night air was again crisp and very cold. When they reached the Temple they built a fire to keep warm as they waited for Sister Moon’s message.
As they looked to the east they saw Sister Moon rising with her golden face appearing full. She always stirred their hearts with her beauty. Sister Moon began to climb higher in the dark night and turned to silver. It was then she began to speak. “My dear friends I ask that you look north this night and locate the Constellation the ancient ones called The Great She Bear. From your perspective for the last few Moon cycles she has appeared to be lying on her back in slumber. Now as the greening time is approaching in the North Country she will awaken and walk upright in the night sky.”
Sister Moon continued “The Great She Bear is the strength of the feminine, the nurturer and protector of all life. She is found at the still point of the Universe and reminds you all to find the still point within. When that happens you truly become the healers you are meant to be and can change the world of the two leggeds. The Spirit Walker who guides me at this Full Moon is Bear, introspection, healing, and the healer. This Full Moon is about connecting to the still point within and merging with the Oneness Of All. The still point is your Sacred Center and Divine Self. When you live from that Center you radiate Love Wisdom out into the world.”
Finally Sister Moon said “Even though it has been a very cold winter here in the North Country the turning point and the beginning of the greening time is only fifteen sunrises from now. Use this time to cross the Rainbow Bridge of Healing into Wholeness and share your gifts with the world.”
The four friends sat in silence as they each connected to their Sacred Center within and experienced the Oneness Of All That Is.
The personality characteristics of Virgo are to be analytical, practical, detail oriented, and a perfectionist. But it is not so much about needing things to be perfect but wanting to do things in a correct way. That is the influence of Mercury (our thoughts and perceptions) as ruler of Virgo. At this Lunation he is at 19 degrees Aquarius and has just cleared his retrograde shadow. This is the sign of Mercury’s exaltation and so he is very strong. The positive influence is to connect us with the Healing Power of Cosmic Love. He is travelling with the Asteroid Vesta at 18 degrees Aquarius. She is the Temple Priestess who connects us to the Oneness Within and commitment to our spiritual path. She is associated with Virgo and so also is a ruler of this Virgo Full Moon. Together they are opposite Jupiter at 14 degrees Rx in Leo asking us to step out of the personal ego needs and embrace the understanding we are all one. Vesta and Mercury are sextile Uranus at 14 degrees Aries and Venus at 15 degrees Aries and Jupiter is trine them. It is the opportunity to easily (sextile and trine) break free from the old way of thinking (Virgo) and breakthrough to inspired new beginnings (Aries).
The holistic expression of Virgo is to be of spiritual service. She has rulership over alternative healing therapies and spiritual counselling. When she visits Virgo she is in her Soul Centered home (Esoteric Astrology by Alice Baily) and so being of spiritual service is emphasized at this Full Moon. I associate (along with some other astrologers) Chiron, the wounded healer, as the spiritual ruler of Virgo. At this Lunation the Sun is at 14 degrees Pisces conjunct Chiron at 17 degrees Pisces again emphasizing the theme of healing into wholeness and the Oneness.
Of course we still have the influence of the ongoing square of the Awakener and the Transformer. As we mentioned Uranus is conjunct Venus in Aries and Pluto is square them both (make a decision, take action, break free from the old and break through to the new). Perhaps Pluto square Uranus and Venus at this Full Moon will allow women in the world to find their true power. Mars (motivated action) at 10 degrees Aries rules the Uranus/Venus conjunction. He has just crossed over the South Node at 10 degrees Aries giving us the power to release anger issues from the past that keep us stuck in old patterns. Pluto at 15 degrees Capricorn (letting go of the old) is sextile (ease and opportunity) the Sun and Chiron in Pisces. But this sextile activates a Yod aspect (finger of god or fate) with Jupiter Rx in Leo. Again we are being asked to release the ego need for recognition and power and embrace the Cosmic Healing Love that is available for everyone. Aquarius is the sign opposite Jupiter in Leo.
The key theme of this Lunation is healing (Moon in Virgo) and forgiveness and release (Sun and Chiron in Pisces). Use this wonderful Full Moon to free yourself from the past and make space for the new that is coming in at Spring and Autumn Equinoxes on Mar 20/21. That is also the time of the Pisces New Moon Eclipse that will influence until Sept 2015.
The Animal Totem for the Moon in Virgo is Brown Bear, introspection and healing. The Clan Mother (the 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams) is Setting Sun Woman who teaches us to walk our truth. For the Sun in Pisces our Animal Totem guides are Cougar, coming into your spiritual power, and Wolf, who guides us through change on our path to becoming spiritual teacher. The Clan Mother for Pisces is Weighs The Truth. She is the Keeper of Justice for all and teaches us to honour Sacred Law.
Virgo and Pisces are found on the Constellation of The Hermit, introspection and personal integrity. It is the principle of looking within and discovering The Source Of All That Is. It is also about healing, completion, and release. The Ray this Full Moon activates is the 6th Ray of Idealism and Devotion. The shadow side of this Ray are dogma and doctrine that does not support individual belief. The shadow side of this Ray is most active in parts of the world right now. Fortunately the Archangels of the 6th Ray are Uriel, peace, harmony and love, and Aurora Grace, gentleness and peace of mind.
Virgo and Pisces are also found on the 2nd Ray of Divine Wisdom and Love. The Archangels who guide us are Jophiel, creative power and vision, and Constance Christine, illumination. Together they support us to become enlightened and be Loving Kindness. Let us ask all these Archangels to guide the human race at this timing.
Wishing everyone well at this powerful Full Moon.
Dale Osadchuk is an Artist, Spiritual Astrologer, and Transformational Counsellor and is available for consultations in Sharon (just north of Newmarket) Ontario, Canada in person or by telephone.
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© 2015 Dale Osadchuk
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