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2018 Solstice 21 Dec- 5.23 pm EST and Cancer Full Moon 22 Dec- 12.49 pm EST
Here in the North Country on this day of Winter Solstice instead of snow falling it had been a cold steady rain. Snowy Owl and Shooting Star had planned to go to the Star Temple to celebrate the Solstice and the coming Full Moon but the rain made it difficult. Instead they decided to go to the Shaman’s Cave to do ceremony. When they arrived the Wise One welcomed them with a nod of his head as if he had been expecting them.
As the sisters settled in the center of the cave the corner fire warmed them. The Shaman then gave each of them a torch to light from the fire. As they did he said “The lighting of these torches is to remind you of the coming of the light here in the North. But it is also to remind you no matter how dark things might seem you carry within you your own special light that illuminates the darkness. The coming Full Moon asks that you remember you have a Sacred Purpose to always shine your light so others may discover theirs. That light is centered in the compassionate heart. In the far away time when hearts join in love the human kingdom will step out of the darkness and harmony and balance will be what is. Go now and always shine your light. You are Wayshowers for creating the New Earth.”
When Snowy Owl and Shooting Star left the Shaman’s cave the rain had stopped. The Cloud People had cleared and Sister Moon was shining her special light on the world. The young women already knew what this Full Moon message was.
At Solstice Time Venus in Scorpio (transforming love) is trine (ease and harmony) Neptune in Pisces (mystical vision) and Mercury (our thoughts) is merging with Jupiter in Sagittarius (Higher Consciousness). These energies are still present at the Cancer Full Moon. If we are centered in our Lightness of Being we are guided by Love. Cancer is the sign of the Sacredness of all life. The Animal Totem guide for the Moon in Cancer (and the Earth in Cancer) is Flicker Woodpecker, spiritual transitions and all healing love. For the Sun in Capricorn it is Snow Goose, embarking on a spiritual quest. They are reversed for the Southern Hemisphere but the Full Moon allows us all to call on their special Medicine.
If we are allowing ego personality to direct us we will be challenged. Mercury and Jupiter are squaring (motivation for change and finding new ways of doing things) Neptune in Pisces. The theme is dogmatic thinking (Mercury and Jupiter) that thrives on delusion and deception (Neptune). Pay attention to what comes up at this holiday time in the world but also within family dynamics (Cancer/Capricorn). Neptune asks us to identify what is true, what is not true, WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE TRUE. The latter is very prevalent in the world right now. This is just the beginning of a Jupiter/Neptune square that is active in January, June, and Sept of 2019. It is a Fourth Quarter Square of revisioning and realignment. For the Soul Centered person Jupiter is expansion of your spiritual vision and Neptune is the Light of inspiration. As our story says SHINE YOUR LIGHT.
Our last Full Moon was on Nov 22/23 at 00 degrees 52 Gemini/Sagittarius with the theme of “a new dimension of reality is perceived”. This Full Moon is at 00 degrees 49 Cancer/Capricorn. The theme is shining your light out into world as you step onto your spiritual destiny path and into your sacred purpose. The planetary guides for the Moon in Cancer are the Moon (intuitive guidance) Jupiter in Sagittarius (spiritual vision) and Neptune in Pisces (mystical union). For the Sun in Capricorn our guides are Saturn in Capricorn (self responsibility and empowerment in the world) and Mars in Pisces (spiritual warrior for truth). Saturn is sextile (easy opportunity) Venus in Scorpio (transforming love) and Neptune in Pisces (spiritual illumination). Mars at 23 degrees Pisces is travelling with Hygeia (goddess of healing) and Chiron (the healer and releasing past wounds) both at 27 degrees Pisces. They are sextile the South Node at 26 degrees Capricorn (releasing past limitation and restriction) and trine (removal of obstacles) the North Node at 26 degrees Cancer (new spiritual direction). This is wonderful support for us all.
But word of caution if you resist the healing Uranus Rx at 28 degrees Aries will be happy to break you free. You just might not like how he does it. He is also within range to a square to Pluto at 20 degrees Capricorn (personal and societal transformation). From June 2012 to March 2015 these two powerful agents of change were in a First Quarter Square of decision, action, and breaking through to the new. That was supposed to change the world. The world has not changed for the better in my opinion but I suggest looking back personally to see what still needs to be transformed and released from that period. Now is the opportunity to be free. Pluto is travelling with the Capricorn South Node (releasing limitations of the past) and is sextile (ease of opportunity) Venus in Scorpio (deep healing and release) and Mars in Pisces (forgiveness and release). Pluto is also trine (removal of obstacles) the Asteroid Juno at 20 degrees Taurus (personal empowerment in relationship and a focus on what is of true value).
The Clan Mother for the Moon, Earth, and North Node in Cancer is Loves All Things. She is the Mother of unconditional love and teaches us to forgive ourselves and others. She teaches us to Love the Truth. In the Southern Hemisphere she is the guide at the Summer Solstice gateway. For the Sun, Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in Capricorn we are guided by Talks With Relations. She is the Mother of the planetary family and reminds us of our kinship with all life forms. She teaches us to enter the sacred space of others with respect. She teaches us how to Learn the Truth. She is also the guardian of the Winter Solstice gateway. You can find more of their stories in The 13 Original Clan Mothers or Earth Medicine both by Jamie Sams.
This is a powerful Full Moon. Light your torch and illuminate the path ahead. Others will join you. Solstice blessings at this Sacred Time and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017.
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