Category: Astrology by Dale Views: 3017
07 May 2016 at 3.30 am AWST Perth, Australia and 5.30 am AEST Sydney, NSW, Australia
Here in the North Country for the last few weeks the temperatures had been cold especially at night. It did not feel like spring and the Standing Ones and the Plant People seemed to have gone back to sleep. And the Winged Ones were quiet even though this was their nesting time. Everything felt out of balance.
As they sometimes did, before a Moon ceremony, Snowy Owl and Shooting Star had gone to visit the Shaman’s Cave to receive his guidance about the coming Moon cycle. It was early morning but the rays from Grandfather Sun felt warm on their faces. Perhaps it was a sign that spring was finally here. Even the Standing Ones and Planet People seemed to have come alive. And the Winged Ones were darting about through the woods going about their task of birthing new life. All felt good. When the sisters reached the Shaman he assured them that the Growing Time really was here. But he asked them to visit the woods and the river that flowed through it before going to the Star Temple. He told the young women there was a message there that was important.
When Snowy Owl and Shooting Star entered the woods they heard the Frog Tribe’s song. In unison they sang “cleansing rain heals the pain. Cleansing rain heals the pain. Transformation releases limitation. Transformation releases limitation. And creates abundant manifestation. And creates abundant manifestation”. The rhythm of the song spoke to their hearts. The sisters already knew this was a time for clearing but the song just confirmed the promise of what lay ahead when the clearing happened. They already knew what Sister Moon’s message would be.
A short sweet story. There is a reason for that. I live with my daughter and son-in-law. He has been wanting a dog for a while now (we have a great backyard for running and playing). This past Saturday (Apr 30) they picked up our new family member, a German Shepherd/Golden Lab mix 8 week old puppy. His name is Prince. He is very sweet but requires constant attention so my time is no longer mine. It is like having a toddler who wants to do what they want to do. Our cats Apollo and Maia (they are 3 years old) although being very tolerant keep asking “when is he leaving?”
So this New Moon energy is about clearing for us. Prince wants to chew everything so all surfaces are now bare. It has raised the question “do we really need this?” It will all work out but for now we are all adapting together.
In the Northern Hemisphere this is The Growing Time and Frogs Return New Moon. In the Southern Hemisphere this is your Frost Time and New Moon of Transformation. I like the message that Frog gave us in our story. This Lunar cycle (to June 04) is about identifying what is of true value and importance in our lives and preparing to release what is not. It is about cleansing, and healing what is broken, so we can become empowered in our lives.
The Sun/Moon are at 16 degrees Taurus (your true values). They are part of a Grand Earth Trine (groundedness) with Jupiter Rx at 13 degrees Virgo (mind, body, spirit healing) and Pluto Rx at 17 degrees Capricorn (Soul Purpose in the world). Trines are energies of ease and flow. They give us access to Pyramid Power and the gift of manifesting abundance in our lives. Not just on a material level but spiritually as well. Venus at 08 degrees Taurus is the ruler of this New Moon. She is strong as Taurus is her natural home (Libra is her other home). She supports us, along with the Grand Trine, to love and value ourselves completely. Venus is also trine Jupiter Rx in Virgo, the Rainbow Bridge of Healing into Wholeness. The only problem with the trine aspect is it can feel too easy. So if you need to be challenged you might miss the gift of ease and flow.
But if you do need challenge we are still under the influence of a Mutable T Square. Mutable means flexibility or scatteredness, the T Square is feeling backed into a corner and needing to find the way out. The planetary players are Jupiter Rx at 13 degrees Virgo opposite Neptune at 11 degrees Pisces. Oppositions ask us to find balance. Are you being too practical and analytical (Virgo) or too caught up in Illusion (Pisces). They are both square Saturn at 15 degrees Sagittarius (limiting beliefs and dogma). Notice I have given the shadow sides. But that is what a T Square does. It backs you into a corner so you can find your way through. The release point is Gemini. There are no planets or points currently in Gemini but that will change at the Gemini New Moon on June 04. Then Venus will join the Sun/Moon Lunation at 14 degrees Gemini and we have a Mutable Grand Cross (breakthrough). So our current Taurus Moon cycle continues to ask us to “change your thoughts and change your life”. (Wayne Dyer). Then we will be able to embrace breaking through to a new story.
The influence of the T Square pattern has been with us since January this year in different planetary configurations. But all mutable energy. Mutable is a metaphor for completion and release. 2016 is a Nine year, healing, completion, and release. Again that is the theme for this Taurus Moon cycle. The Universe is asking us to identify and embrace what is of true value and importance and release what is not. Mercury Rx at 21 Taurus (our thoughts and perceptions) is trine (ease and harmony) the North Node at 20 degrees Virgo (the Rainbow Bridge of Healing) and sextile (easy opportunity) the South Node at 20 degrees Pisces (releasing the wounds of the past) and Chiron at 24 degrees Pisces (healing the world wound). I think it is Kermit the Frog who says “it’s easy if you try”.
In the Northern Hemisphere Frog, cleansing, is one of the Animal Totems for this New Moon. The other is Beaver, clearing the old and building the new. (For the Southern Hemisphere the medicine of Snake, shedding the old, is your guide). The Clan Mother for this Taurus New Moon is Listening Woman. She is the Guardian of the Stillness and seeking an answer in our Sacred Centre. The Stillness is the voice of inner truth. Listening Woman teaches us to Hear the Truth and walk the path of beauty with Grace. She also teaches us to listen to the messages from Creator, Great Mystery, and the Earth Mother. For more of this Clan Mother’s Medicine read her story in the 13 Original Clan Mothers or Earth Medicine, both by Jamie Sams.
Taurus is the Tarot Constellation of The Hierophant; the principle of Learning Lessons and Becoming the Wise Teacher. It is time for all of us to become Wisdom Keepers and teach others who are ready how to let go of the old and create the new. The Ray that is active with this New Moon is Fourth Ray; Harmony Through Conflict. It is the Ray of humanity and wherever we look in the world there continues to be conflict of some kind. The other expression of Fourth Ray is Harmony Through Beauty and Peace. Archangels Gabriel, Transformation and Resurrection, and Hope, Renewal, are here to support our journey of letting go what no longer serves us. As we each embrace our inner power we shine our spiritual lights out into the world. The Earth Mother and all her kingdoms need our light now more than ever.
I will be back to post future astrological insights as time allows. Right now it is back to puppy duty.
Blessings to all and Happy Mothers’ Day May 08,
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
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