How well are we fulfilling the new roles a bigger world view gives us? Once we re-define "reality' in a spiritually conscious way, we can dismantle patriarchy and replace it with a balanced masculine and feminine consciousness. Begin within, then go help create it without. Mother (Cancer) and Father (Capricorn) have to be re-energized as archetypal realities. Mother is the source of nourishment and self-worth, while Father is the protector from and bridge to a large world. What really nurtures us? What kind of world do we want to create? The new Moon in Cancer will be a time to plant seeds for a nurturing society that will be cultivated in the Leo-Aquarius full Moon's creative expressions. And so on. So be prepared to face the dualities of life for the next year and resolve them by holding the tension of opposites until you see your way clear to a new vision.
The Power Gate of Summer Solstice
Then celebrate Summer Solstice on June 20th at 4:09pm PDT/ 7:09pm EDT/ 11:09pm GMT. Summer Solstice is another power gate of the Wheel of the Year, the marriage of Heaven and Earth on the longest day and shortest night of the year. This solar high point is a time of fertility and growth, heralding the long lazy days of summer. Don't forget to tend your fields this summer and see what you harvest in the fall. Remember to acknowledge that in 6 months, we will be embraced by the darkness of Winter Solstice, and your celebrations will be all the sweeter. As the Goddess reminds us, "All rites of love and pleasure are mine." Isn't it time to honor the feminine Spirit of life and stop the wars and back-biting of our political system? Maybe we need to become "flower-children' again and start bringing flowers to those who think differently. Because in the end, we all want the same thing, don't we? Peace, love, creativity and comfort. Use this Solstice energy to become a fertile ground for creative living and inspire everyone you meet to do the same. As we create fertility -- not as money, but as creativity - we energize Nature to become fertile as well.
Gemini New Moon, June 19, 2012
2nd Gemini New Moon 2012 by Cathy Pagano/Kepler
This new Moon occurs on Tuesday, June 19th at 8:02am PDT/ 11:02am EDT/ 3:02pm GMT. New Moons are always good times to meditate on the next step of our journey. Since our Moon sets the rhythms of life, knowing what kind of energies it carries each month helps us differentiate our own energies. As we plant our wishes each month, our psychic energy is enhanced and completely renewed as we go through the year.
This new Moon is strengthened by both Saturn in Libra and Neptune in Pisces. Let your heart be set on a new vision of truth and justice for yourself and others. Mercury in Cancer turns our thoughts to nurturing, not condemning. Open your imagination to find the ways to achieve it in your life and for the world. Mars challenges us to focus our energy to fulfill our destiny, and stay true to ourselves and our talents in the midst of change.
The Sabian symbol for the Sun and Moon at 29*Gemini is: The first mockingbird of Spring. This symbol shows us how to communicate harmoniously with others. Like the mockingjay in the movie, The Hunger Games, mockingbirds mimic what they hear. Their songs are the most beautiful and diverse in nature. This new Moon, find your own sacred song and sing out your talents for all to see and hear. And remember that we all contribute to each other's understanding of life. Everyone has a truth to share. Make sure you're listening so you can incorporate others' vision into your own.
The Background Story
There are strong energies forming in the background of this new Moon. Let's take a look.
Make Love Not War by Counter Culture
Saturn has been retrograde since the Leo full Moon on February 7th. Saturn has been in Venus-ruled Libra, the sign of partnership and diplomacy, fairness and justice. Have old friends and lovers turned up? Have old relationship wounds been healed? We came to Earth to experience life, and Love is one of Life's great lessons, teaching us self-awareness. With Saturn in Libra, we need to honor those partners and lovers who have taught us the hard lessons of love as well as those people whose love shines continually in our hearts. Now we can move ahead with new lessons, so don't be surprised if a new lover or partner shows up in your future.
The Sabian symbol for the Saturn station at 23*Libra: Chanticleer's voice heralds sunrise. There's a renewal of life promised in this symbol, and the hope is that we will find the partner (both inner and outer) who will stand with us as we meet the future.
Venus ends her 6 week retrograde journey on June 27th. She is now the Morning Star, visible just before sunrise in the East, and ready to take on Life! I hope you know what you want, because if you're asking for it, it will probably show up! It's also time to tune into the feminine virtues of grace, charm, empathy, intuition, gaiety, beauty and artistry. Venus' transit to the Sun on June 5th reminds us that the Goddess has returned and wants her daughters to carry her blessings into the world.
It's interesting that the Sabian symbol for Venus stationing at 8*Gemini is one of rebellion. Venus went retrograde on May 15th and the symbol was of children skating on a frozen pond -- making the best of the situation, using the restriction of the cold to develop strength and skill. Now the new symbol for 8*Gemini is: Aroused strikers surround a factory. This is an image of people no longer accepting the restrictions imposed by an unfair system. With Venus focusing this degree's energy, we have hope for a peaceful revolution. We have to be creative, to combat the corporate money which is trying to keep its power intact. If we let our imaginations fly on the wings of Love, we can be very creative with how we rebel. We can use some of those feminine virtues to disarm brutality and avoid confrontations. It is up to each of us to ground this love energy in our everyday lives.
The Uranus in Aries Square to Pluto in Capricorn