Archive for September, 2011


New Moon in Libra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 September 27, 2011  4:08 am  PDT

he Sun and the Moon merge in Libra. This is also the New Moon of the Sacred Union between any inharmonious energy dynamics that require our attention. We all are faced with moments in which we need to assess opposing forces in our lives and to weigh them upon the scales of Balance and Justice. Try to remove the blindfold of Injustice and see that everything is beautiful in its own way and that includes each and everyone of us.

This time the Sun and Moon are joined with Mercury (Communication/Thinking), Libra ruled Venus  (Love, Harmony, Justice) and Saturn (Limitation/Law/Dharma) in a Celestial Affair. The theme seems to be weighing the pros and cons in the search for liberty, justice, peace and harmony. In certain parts of the world the scales remain unfairly imbalanced. Social injustice is being addressed on many issues…including Libra’s realm of partnerships, equality and attraction.  Most people are familiar with the Law of Attraction but seem to negate the Law of Repulsion. When we accept that certain energy (even the energy within each of us) is sometimes repelling in order to achieve harmony and to get out of its way. Positive and Negative are both equal and neccessary charges and without them we simply can not recharge our batteries. We need to empty so that we may fill. Good/Evil, Happy/Sad, Light/Dark, Yin/Yan, Head/Heart are on the axis of opposites. Energy is ebb and flow. If the scales were completely still, they would in essence become stagnant, boring and without motion.

As the cool weather draws near and the nights grow longer, many people want to nest with a companion. Venus is blowing kisses into bubbles of thought and feeling about merging with an other. All in not fair in love and war…or so it goes. It is the perfect New Moon to deal with relationship issues on all levels, including the relationship that we experience with ourselves. Be willing to risk honesty when weighing our own heart with the feather of our own truth. Be fair when someone professes a truth that you are not in agreement with.  Each may be a truth according to their own experience and viewpoint.

If we need to refine any agreements in our intimate relations, then now is the moment to initiate them. A ritual of love and beauty can be performed in any romantic setting: A fire with lots of candles or any ambient lighting with sensual adornments like a red rose of love. Of course, who doesn’t enjoy a luxurious bubble bath infused with the most delicious aromas. Remember to look beyond the Vanity Mirror of superficial beauty and look at the many mirrors of our loved ones who also reflect our inner beauty. We all desire to be valued and loved. Are there any friends or family that you need to express your love and appreciation to?  Perhaps there has been an injustice that needs to be addressed. Can we meet upon the commonground of acceptance and not take rejection to heart?

Indeed this Lunar cycle begins with decision making. If we are the Universe’s way of knowing itself, then Peace and Harmony truly begins with each and everyone one of us.

(c) Richard Barrett 2011

there is a universal justice ~ and the eyes of truth are always watching…

Full Moon in Pisces


Monday, September 12, 2011  2:26 am  PDT

 

The Sun in Virgo (work, health and service) has waxed in light illuminating the Full Moon in Pisces (sensitive, spiritual, artistic) reflecting our need to transcend the ego by letting go and surrendering. Nature sacrifices its many fruits and vegetables that let go of the tree and the soil…to be consumed…so that it may perpetuate the cycle of life. The grape is ready to be plucked from the vine and changed into wine as we dine and surrender to what is divine to each of us in the coming season of thanksgiving and praise. With Mercury (Communication) and Venus (Love) also in Virgo which will lend to the laid back aspects of this moon.

 

Pisces is the last Sign of the Astrological Year and is depicted in symbolism as two fish. In ancient times the symbol for Pisces was the Dolphin which was associated with Apollo the Greek Sun God. Dolphins have been connected to the divine. Water is an element that changes into many forms. The Dolphin is a mammal that dives deep into the subconscious realms while also transcending and surfacing into the conscious realm of air. This is a very sensitive Sign but don’t confuse it for weakness because the dolphin knows how to bring down a shark. The symbol of the Two Fish demonstrate Duality and is probably why alot of Pisceans are considered to be wishy washy. Alot of people with a Pisces Moon in there chart tend to dive deep into there own fantasy world often being inspired to be creative in music, poetry and the arts. There moods change like the face of the moon and there is a tendency to escape from the secular world. They are great storytellers and also crafty at telling tall tales that they convince themselves to be true.
Neptune is associated with Pisces and the need to surrender the ego to a Higher Power…be it God/dess.the Divine or Great Mystery. It also relates to illusion, fantasy and daydreams. In our need to connect with the Divine we may choose to consume intoxicants in order to relax and let go. Here is where we may heed to the words Nothing In Excess. It is said that Pisces is associated with the fermented grape and is the origin of the saying: drinks like a fish.
Here is the Full moon to gather with family and friends to celebrate the last days of summer by feasting, drinking, dancing and sharing our stories experienced during the Season of the Sun.  Remember: Transcendence is the key word for this watery moon…Escape into the fantasy realm of dreams… This is the time when the tree begins to let go of her fruit to continue the cycle of life…sweet September Harvest…Letting Go is the feeling of this moon… scribe poetry…sing a song from your soul… dance to the beat of the One Heart… if you feel like a fish out of water then swim in the ethereal realm… if you feel like a fish in water then dive deep into the cosmic sea of your unconscious mind…remember…life is but a dream… if you can be by the water do so and share your creative gifts with loved ones…trust that the universe is unfolding as it should… lift up your holy grail to the moon and drink of her luminous light!

 

(c) Richard Barrett 2011

Note: when the Moon is transiting a particular Sign it is like a mirror reflecting the mood of  that Sign and may be felt on a more general level than a personal one.