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Barbara Hand Clow
It is the New Moon in Sagittarius, our annual fiery awakening.
Higher perspectives pierce the mundane world and we can see the truth. Emerging from the deep challenge of Scorpio, we seek meaning in the knowledge we've attained while considering the dark side of life. During Sagittarius, seeing the truth about the dark side can free us from getting caught in the humdrum world. This is especially important this year because the previous Moon in Scorpio was just so intense: Pluto, the ruling planet of Scorpio, was conjunct the lunar North Node, and the New Moon was in the middle degrees of Scorpio. And we also entered day Seven of the Galactic Underworld right after the New Moon. Now, this Sagittarius lunation has just the right elements for manifesting the valuable discoveries we've just made to attain the critical leap of Day Seven.
Going back to the reading for last month's New Moon, our challenge was to achieve emotional clarity so that we could fulfill our spring intentions by fall's completion. Global ceremonies for our entry into Day Seven were conducted to help us begin to function within groups now, not so much as individuals. Our personal emotional clarity seems to be suggesting it is time to really know how we feel about what's happening to everybody. For example, suddenly many people are strenuously objecting to how they are being examined by the TSA at US airports. This budding protest peaked during the Full Moon on November 21, making it a very noticeable example of our struggle to attain Oneness. Then, on November 27, the world was stunned by the second release of diplomatic files by WikiLeaks.
The Full Moon in 29 Taurus was right on the Pleiades, and Mercury, Mars, and the asteroid Athene (Pallas) were exactly conjunct and approaching the mid-heaven in Washington, DC. Athene is the goddess from the Pleiades who protects wisdom, and the Full Moon awakened her; her back is up in concert with Mercury (awareness) and Mars (personal power). So, on November 27 when Mercury came to the Galactic Center and squared Uranus in 27 Pisces, WikiLeaks released more files creating a collective wave of political scandals amidst the personal struggle over travel. There also was a significant geomagnetic storm on the Sun (G-2 Class) on November 27.
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Gemini Lunar Eclipse: December 21 (Short Reading)
I expect this whole lunar cycle to be totally unforgettable because this New Moon seed bears fruit during the 29-degree Gemini Lunar Eclipse on December 21. This total eclipse occurs about fifteen hours before the Winter Solstice, so its energy pours right into the winter season. During this eclipse of the Moon, the Sun in 29 Sagittarius is close to the Galactic Center, and Mercury retrograde is combust the Galactic Center. This is awareness!!! It will be totally visible in the US, especially on the West Coast around midnight.
As many of you know, global ceremonies focused on achieving male/female harmony at the start of Day Seven, and this eclipse indicates we are going to be downloaded with cosmic knowledge about how to return to gender balance. I can feel that using the primary asteroids-Ceres, Juno, Athene, Vesta-will illuminate how we can find Oneness this year.
During the Lunar Eclipse, Juno exactly opposes Jupiter/Uranus in Pisces. Juno rules deep pain over inner separation from our own sex, which is then reflected outside us. We see this angst when women envy other women and men try to keep other men from their women. This is primary jealousy, an emotion that causes many people to stop doing the important things in their lives while they wallow in jealousy. Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Pisces has been expanding and transforming us into compassionate humans, with the last conjunction in 27 degrees of Pisces on January 4. Next, as Jupiter and Uranus move into Aries, our experiences with expansion and transformation will be bold, challenging, and difficult. So, Juno's exact opposition to Jupiter/Uranus just before their conjunction must be important. Maybe, this Juno complex is the main reason the Elite gets away with leading the people like flocks of sheep; it seems to insidiously sap the personal power of most individuals.
The opposition of Juno to Jupiter-conjunct-Uranus highlights our problems with separation from our primal selves and forms a grand square to the eclipse line right on the Galactic Center. This suggests that during the potent lunar eclipse, our attainment of compassion could be achieved by healing our own inner sexual identity separation complexes. I ask the men; is your inner male guilt-ridden, sneaky, promiscuous, and mean? Or, are you proud, clear, integral, and kind inside? Women, is your inner woman abused, greedy, jealous, and spiteful? Or, are you free, generous, heart-felt, and kind? Of course, you can determine a lot of the answers by observing your own significant partner.
The issue I'm bringing up is a perennial one, and this amazing eclipse spotlights the inner healing we need to attain Oneness. Chiron/Neptune are separating because they have done their part, and now we must heal male/female inner separation. Then, mothers and daughters will love each other freely, and fathers and sons will identify with each other and learn skills together. In the fourth dimension (4D), Pluto will release the captured daughters from the Underworld, and Uranus will liberate our sons from wars. In my next reading, we'll consider how this potent eclipse releases right into the Winter Solstice, making it an energetic force we will share during the deep winter.
The Winter Solstice will be posted by mid-December.
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Love, Light and Joy!