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The Cosmic Story: Beltane and the Taurus New Moon 2011

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The Cosmic Story: Beltane, May 1st& Taurus New Moon, May 2-3, 2011

Wait till you look within yourself

  and see what is there.

O seeker,

One leaf in that Garden

is worth more than all of Paradise!


The Winds of Change are upon us!   Are you ready?   Strong winds have been blowing around the world, and now they are taking the Taurean "manifesting' energy and creating killer tornadoes that are sweeping through middle America.   If the alchemical belief is true, as above, so below, these twirling columns of air might reflect the twirling thoughts of people all around the world as we begin to see the Truth behind the lies, the violence and the manipulations that have brought our Earth to the brink of environmental catastrophe.

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It is time to seek the Garden within, so we might find our way into recreating it here on Earth.   

Now that the Sun has moved into the sign of Taurus, we can begin to focus our intention on building something sustainable in the world.   All that fiery, creative Aries energy is still being resonated by Uranus, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars, moving us forward into a new life (or overwhelming our old standpoint) but the Sun's move into Taurus now focuses those impulses through our attention to what we really desire and what we want to manifest.   Remember, the new life isn't here yet -- but it's time to start building it.

Aries energy embodies the Life Force within each of us, the courage to go out and discover who we are, and the will to overcome any obstacles that try to stop us in our quest to discover our unique life.   Aries goes out into the world, matching desire with action.   This is why our beloved Aries sisters and brothers develop courage, because it takes courage to finally do what you want to do, especially in the face of other people's expectations.   As I've been saying in earlier newsletters, with Uranus, the planet of awakening, in the sign of Aries, where we act to discover our identity, each of us is called to the Aries adventure.   We each have to discover our bigger story, our mythic identity, our soul's contribution to creating a new world.

With Taurus, the need to explore transforms into the need to settle down.   Our Aries adventures have brought us to a place here we decide, "Ah!   This is home."   We stop and smell the flowers, feel the breezes, taste the sparkling waters, touch the fertile, dark earth and hear the silence of peace.   With Taurus, we come home to our most basic needs, the values that sustain us, the beauty of the Earth and the security of knowing our place in the Cosmos.   With Taurus, we remember we are embodied spirit: we are spirit having a human experience.   

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We celebrate another turning of the Wheel of the Year on May 1st.   The Celts called this fire festival Beltane, one of four fire festivals that come midway between the solstices and equinoxes.   Beltane, anchored at the power gate of Taurus, provides a gateway between our own Earth and the magical Earth of Faerie.   The true inner powers of the Earth reveal themselves on these cross-quarter holidays, and the veils between the worlds are especially thin during Beltane and its opposite gateway, Samhain or Halloween.  

Beltane calls us to awaken to our bodies and inhale life through our senses.   A night of sensuality as well as erotic love, our ancestors celebrated Beltane by dancing round the Maypole, a symbolic weaving of feminine and masculine energies, and by making love in the fields with anyone who stirred up your passion, to ensure fertility for the new growing season.  

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Cathy Pagano is the author of a new book, "Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World". Cathy trained at the C. G. Jung Institut-Zurich in dream interpretation, then got her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in Feminine Spirituality, and along the way became a certified Life Coach. As an astrologer and storyteller, she weaves the Cosmic Stories written in the stars and from The Bard's Grove, comments on emerging archetypal themes in movies. Cathy works with the tools of the imagination - dreams, alchemy, myths, astrology, symbolic language, storytelling, ritual - to awaken the Soul's wisdom.

I believe that Americans are called to a higher consciousness at this point in our history. We are called on to live up to our ideals and create the country our forefathers imagined. Inner consciousness needs to be acted upon for social justice.

Cathy believes that our writers and artists must take up our responsibility to create art that inspires, teaches and heals our humanity.

Cathy writes about political, psychological/spiritual, and cultural issues.

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Despite - or because of - all the issues we are fa... by Cathy Lynn Pagano on Friday, Apr 29, 2011 at 1:39:43 PM