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The Motherboard – Sun in Aquarius

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days, Retrogrades, The Temple of the Sun, Uranus on January 20, 2015 by themagickalpen

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Sun in Aquarius
4:44 am (EST)

New Moon in Aquarius
7:59 am (EST)

Waters flow within the
Circuitry of electric form
The aperture opens to
Let in more light and
Macrocosm stretches
Beyond the horizon of gaze.

Borne on wings of creative endeavor
And fervor for the unimagined
The space of physical being
Soars above the fields
Of that which is only
Seen by the keenest of eyes.

Fixed and unshakable
The swirlings of mind
Coil out from the lower
Reaches of the Divine
Returning upon themselves
Upwards towards the apex
Of more refined Light.

And, Man in all his
Glory embraces the
Light body of another
Yet to be realized, but is
Seen through the lens
Of the visionary as
The word ‘namaste’
Is uttered in the
Sacred Silence.

The Sun transited into the astrological sign of Aquarius in the wee hours of this morning at 4:44 am (EST) and 3 1/4-hours later the Moon waxes New into the same sign. A double dose of mind and new beginnings of an astrological sign that brings the Flame of inspired Mind (Sun) of will and the Visionary heart (Moon) of detailed foresight into alignment.

In accord with the subtle irony that permeates an astrological sign that is most at home in the communication of its mental explorations, today is the set-up for Mercury (communication) to station Retrograde tomorrow at 10:54am.(EST) and remain so until February 11th.

I told my tales and spoke my truths
Words taking form quicker than
Tongue could send them forth.

I shared my visions
Of a world and people
Guided by Thought’s greatest gifts.

And on the day when all
Would be seen and the
Visions would come to life
Breath hovered mid-air
Waiting for breeze of forward flow

And all remained silent held

In Mercury’s ecstatic embrace.

Aquarius – The Water Bearer

The astrological sign of Aquarius is one of the Element of Air and the Fixed Modality. Its planetary ruler is Uranus; the dynamo of electrical charge that catalyzes and prods change from the status quo. The natural energy of the Sun, that of shedding great light on whatever is in its spectrum, now has the assistance of stable mind that is expressed in lightening thought and creative invention. The Sun in Aquarius goes about its work of inspiring everyone to think outside of the box and explore the nether reaches of the vision of what could be. This is the opportunity to embrace technology, science and the Cosmos as you find your place of inspiration within it.

The caution with Aquarius is moving so far from the human experience as the mind reaches further and further away from the perceived limitation of human form that a cold and detached demeanor can develop. Aquarius is considered the great the humanitarian; but the truth of that humanism lay in the ability to willingly sacrifice the one for the greater good of the all. Uranus’ emphasis on an electric like style of communication further complicates this tendency as each new experience lights up the individual continually piquing an already ever seeking curiosity. In this way, the impression becomes one of a knowledge “junkie” ever seeking the next fix in new experience, new book and new world’s to greedily assimilate.

Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius. Its quality is that of pure energy and catalytic stream that pulses life into everything it encounters. In Aquarius this manifests as having the ability to act as a catalyst to spur humanity on towards its highest expression. Thoughts move through the Aquarian mind like downloads of information, often making it difficult to articulate in an emotional and meaning-filled way. With the energy of Uranus, Aquarius becomes the “Motherboard “ of the master computer without whose components the computer would not work nor be able to bring to light the varied forms of communication and information needed for advancement.

Saturn is the co-ruler of Aquarius which brings the dimension of self-discipline and great structure to the energy that Aquarius offers. Saturn’s aspect of time gives the overshadowing that in the Aquarian expresses as being conversant of all time- past-present and future- concurrently and in a way that can extract the best and most viable material that is gathered into the next great invention. The regimented approach of Saturn’s energy expressed through Aquarius gives the appearance of being unwavering in their stance and opinion and having total disregard for others input. The Aquarian sees this structure as a necessary means towards a goal that is yet unrealized by most.

The Element of Air

Aquarius is an Air sign. The quality of air expressed in Aquarius is a mind that has the ability to absorb great amounts of information and then analyze, organize, sort and glean exactly what is needed for the solution. We saw mind expressed as Gemini and the ability to circumnavigate and change course instantaneously as its communicative style. And, we experienced the balanced and harmonious mind of Libra seeking to refine all that enters into the equation. Now, we have arrived at the place of synthesis of both of these styles and their conversion in a product with greater potential for expression that reaches far and wide in its impact.

A Fixed Modality

As we have already experienced with the Fixed signs their primary directive is that of taking all that lay on either side of its stability- the initial catalyst and the flexible ending- and provide the structure and boundaries that will allow them to interact and interweave their singular strengths. The first Fixed sign we encountered was one of Earth- Taurus- and provided the ultimate container of strength and stability in manifest form.

The second of the Fixed signs was expressed through a Fire sign, Leo and served to bring into the spotlight what needed restructuring and what would act as the magnetic source attracting to itself more of this brilliant light. This energy stood strong in its convictions and had the strength of will and the courage to defend its actions required to develop the necessary discipline to hold true to the course.

The third of the Fixed signs was expressed as Watery Scorpio. This is an energy, whose goal is one of dipping deeper into the hidden motivations that are the seedings of an inspired heart. These are the waters that seek appropriate boundary on the shores of one’s own experience and carve the inlets that will quench the thirst of a desire to become and to know more of one’s true nature.

Arriving in the space of Aquarius and the inventive mind, the Fixed quality is expressed in being able to direct the flow of thought both an involutionary and evolutionary flow. This circuit is the basis of retrieving information that is both relevant in the present and cutting deeply into the emerging future. The experience of the past serves as background reference, having been retrieved from Scorpio’s probing in the unconscious self, and is quickly left behind as warp speed carries the Aquarian towards future plans.

Strength and stability
Are the footprints left
On earth’s foundational
Form and I stamp my foot
In acknowledging my
Own presence.

The Sun beats down hot
And un-relentless in what
It will extract from my essence
And calls me to be courageous
As I move forward on my path.

I step into the cool waters
To soothe a burning heat
That has held me strong
And secure in my determination
The waters rise in recognition as I 
Sink into their inly black depths.

I rose from the turbulent surface
Up towards the heavens and into
The blackness of time and space
My thoughts the constant companions
That guide me across star filled sky.

I dream and see the visions of a
Newly dawning day and now
Ablaze with information’s light
Descend to answer humanity’s call.

The New Moon in Aquarius

The Moon waxing New in Aquarius provides an extra bolster of energy to explore the recesses of your thoughts and inventive inspirations. Brainstorming and problem-solving with creative outlook as the primary directive are well suited to Aquarian energy. Calling upon Uranus can expedite the mental pursuits, although overload can also result much like the flow of electrical current that is too strong for what the amps can withstand. Let your imagination take center stage knowing that this is often the greatest source of “thinking outside the box”. Although the emphasis is on the “I” with Aquarian energy, that “I” can be experienced as the Higher Self and the information sought and received that of illumined mind.

The Next Step

Knowing how each sign moves to the next and the interaction between each as they evolve towards completion (and threshold of renewal) of the wheel in Pisces tells its own unique story of the astrological wheel. Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac. Capricorn acted as the testing ground for what could become reality and served as the affirmer of the resilience and sure-footedness that can be achieved in the steepest of heights and the deepest of depths.

Aquarius’ image is that of the water-bearer; pouring its life giving waters out for humanity to drink. The mystery lies not in the water being poured, but in the empty space left in the vessel now awaiting the filling of water that will next sustain. Nature abhors a vacuum so the implication is that we must freely give of our resources so that we may receive what will be needed anew.

If we look at the dynamics of energy thus far, beginning with the cardinal sign of Aries, we could think of the three signs that begin the astrological wheel as the quickening Fires (Aries- Fire) within the body of manifestation (Taurus- Earth) that gives rise to aspiring towards the heavens (Gemini- Air). Now enlivened by the desire to “know”, the healing and nurturing (Cancer- Water) of what no longer serves this goal is brought front and center into the Light of Day (Leo-Fire) to be strengthened as it is readied for the detailed analysis of Virgo (Earth) that seeks to create a new form for its manifestation. Libra (Air) applied the finishing touches to what Virgo had reduced to the most essential components. Using the adaptability and deftness of a mind that could easily calculate and mentally weigh both benefits and detriments, Libra moved with skill and grace to accomplish what was made ready.

The energy of Scorpio provided the necessary prodding to explore the deeper aspects of the emotions and access the hidden keys of memory that has been hidden and within the fires of Sagittarius, the forging of what was tempered in the waters of transmutation into a more flexible and expansive form is at hand. Sagittarius looked out at the night sky and did not see only darkness, but imagined the beauty of what lay beyond sparkling from the heat of stellar light that are the wishes, hopes and dreams released to be share by the Cosmos. This vision shone brightly within the realm of the human experience as Capricorn moved through terrain that is unforgivable, yet still finds its place of acclaim atop the highest mountain. Now, having gathered all that is needed to proceed fully informed and ready to reach new levels of understanding, Aquarius releases its inventive spirit and visionary insight for all to make use of.

The Motherboard

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This solar month is one of focus on the steps taken towards achieving each goal. This energy relates directly to what and how the Mind processes information and then provides all that is needed to create anything from it. Aquarius rules the 11th House of the Zodiac. This is the house of alliances, partnerships and organized community. Aquarius serves as the glue that continually shifts the direction of those alliances and organizations prodding them always forward towards future goals. This is the Solar month of identifying where your inventive skills lie and being open to the possibilities as technology advances and new products and ways of communicating develop at a rapid pace. Aquarius loves the future and all that is available to enhance the process of retrieving information.

In the chronology of the Zodiac, this phase of this Solar journey carries us into Aquarius and the opportunity to envision a brighter future and then support its creation with fact, formula and sound information. This is the energy of the maturing man or woman who leads by example and provides the blue print for what soon will be. The knowledge achieved in Aquarius is what carries forward next into the final sign of the Zodiac- Pisces. Having placed the final touches on what can be achieved by seeing more, the heart opens to an understanding of all loving compassion and the wisdom of humanity serving humanity as a collective and Divine whole.

And, so with the innovative vision of Aquarius, we call forth the energy of the Sun as it continues its zodiacal cycle. Once again we repeat the invocation that opened the Gate to this Temple. As you read through it think back to a point in time when you were amazed by a scientific finding or received your first computer, tablet or smart phone. The excitement and the power you felt in having this information readily available and the joy in being able to share what you had learned. This is the gift of Aquarius.

As you read through the invocation, think about what each line of reference evokes within you and stimulates your own desire to hold as mystery that only you can reveal as you seek its deeper meaning. What goals are stirred as you read of RA’s power as expressed within the heart felt words put to paper. This is the power of planning and standing strong in your humanity as you pursue these goals. Use this gift wisely this solar month as we invoke the Solar month in Aquarius and awaken those fires of RA to quicken your surrender to the death of false perception and the rebirth of who you truly are.

Hymn to RA

All Hail to Thee, Mighty RA
Blaze of noon day sun.
Your fiery orb high in the
Sky above as we kneel
Beneath the heat of
Your radiance.

All the Gods bow to your radiance
All the Goddesses sing hymns of praise
To Your glory and man
Lays prostrate in humility
And devotion at the altar of
Your making.

Sweet music of adoration and offerings
Brought forth from the Black Land
Rise up in praise and thanks for
Your Sustaining Light.

All darkness flees at the touch of Your hand
All ceases its movement as Your expansive
Rays stretch across the morning sky.

The lotus opens to receive Your Touch
And the sands glisten as rare jewels
As You gaze upon each grain washed
Clean in the boundless ocean that
Reflects the brilliance of your face.

All Hail to Thee
Amun-RA
All Hail to Thee
Who sits high
Above the world.

Khepra in the East
Atum in the West
Whose eye holds the
Point of Life and the
Trifold Arc of Power.

Your eyes see all and
You are the place of return
Within the glowing blackness
Of the Midnight Sun.

All Hail to Thee
All Hail to Thee
Amun, Amun, Amen!

Sun in Capricorn- A Tree of Highs and Lows

Posted in Qabalah, The Temple of the Sun on January 10, 2015 by themagickalpen

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A Tree of time
Stretches deep into
The fertile soil
Of earth’s core.

A Tree of reach
Lifts a face of
Challenge and stone
Up towards heaven’s
Sunlit sky.

A Tree of order
Weaves its spell
Of Great Mother’s
Womb of birth.

A Tree of highs
And lows promises
The gift of understanding
That will scale the
Depths of our Soul’s
Return to its Source
Of limitless Spirit.

As we enter the Temple of the Sun, Qabalistically we are entering into connection with the central sphere on the Tree of Life, Tiphareth. The name given this sphere is Beauty and the energy is one of synthesis through sacrifice and integration through refinement of the sum of all of its parts. This is much the same energy that we experience in the course of a Solar year. The energy of each of the Zodiacal signs, their element and modality are modified and expressed through the brilliance of the Sun. And, in keeping with the evolutionary process of movement from one sign to the next, each is informed by the previous sign’s energy and contributes a part of its dynamic into the sign that follows. Please see the end of this post for recommendations about learning more about the Tree of Life.

Capricorn and Saturn on the Tree

Astrologically, we have learned that Capricorn is ruled by the planet of structure, regimented order and time itself, Saturn. We have experienced the energy of an astrological energy that disrupts with purpose as it slowly and steadily scales great heights in search of its ultimate goals. This is the energy of the sea-goat and if we think of the nature of the mountain goat; each placement of its hoof along the craggy mountain face sends gravel and stone tumbling downward. In effect this action is reshaping the face of the mountain. This is the same principle of Capricorn as its reshapes and reforms even the most well worn of paths.

Within the Qabalistic Tree, Capricorn and Saturn hold their power in the Sphere of Binah and the Paths of the Tree – 32nd and 26th. When we speak of the energy of Capricorn as an experience of Highs and Lows, the reference is to the sheer expanse that Capricornian energy flexes towards. As an earth sign the grounding and anchoring of earth’s manifest form is Capricorn’s greatest strength, but the desire to know the origins of that manifestation (and time-line –Saturn) tempt the seeker towards great aspirations.

This is the way of the Tree itself; to provide the structure and rungs of a ladder that extend deeply in the human experience while still offering a glimpse of the celestial realms from which this experience emanated. From this perspective the return begins in the womb of the great Mother Herself. This is the body that gives formlessness the potential towards form and the Highs of giving birth begin in the contractions of the Qabalistic sphere of Binah.

Binah (Saturn) and Tiphareth (Sun)

Binah

Tiphareth and the Sun

Each of the Sephiroth and connecting Paths of the Tree of Life holds correspondence with a planetary and/or zodiacal energy. The physical Sun stands centrally within our solar system, providing light and heat. Tiphareth provides the space of transformation and the full force generator that distributes what is processed so it may be utilized and transmuted by whatever it emanates its energy into. This is the sacrificial aspect of this sphere. This is the action of enlivening within its own source to ensure the continuation of the creative process begun within the other components of the Tree. So we begin in this central hub of universal energy and move up towards the flow of energy represented by the essence of Understanding found in the sphere of Binah.

Binah: The Sphere of Mother’s Understanding

The Great mother
Sighs and oceans
Tremble and swell
Filled with her breath.

The Bright mother
Opens her eyes
Gazing with expectation
And the world is suddenly
Ablaze with illumined gaze.

The Dark mother
Stretches out her hand
And you are left
Exposed and vulnerable

Your darkest secrets
Laid bare.

The Creatrix moves
And life awakens
As the fabric of form
Is woven gently within
The folds of her embrace.

The sphere of Binah is part of the Supernal Triad – Kether – Chokmah and Binah. These are the spheres of creation.

Binah is the Third (Sphere on the Tree of Life. Within the energy of the number 3 is the structure of harmony and the triune nature that forms the three-sided triangle of fire, action and will. At the level of the supernals, all flows in harmony; each path, each sphere working in tandem with one another in the creative effort. Additionally, each component offers a different perspective or dynamic to contribute to that outpour. Three faces, each in support of the other yet one in the same and emanating from the One.

Binah is assigned the element of Root of Water. Each of the elements has the attribute of containing essences of the other three elements contained within and being reflected in varying degrees in accord with their power of exertion. In keeping with this thought, water is expressed as Air of Water, Fire of Water, Earth of Water and in its most pure essence Water of Water. The three Supernal spheres of Binah, Chokmah and Kether are all ascribed the pure essence of the element they represent, as they themselves are of the Highest and most refined nature of all the sephiroth of the Tree.

The sphere of Binah holds the space of the primordial waters from which all of creation was birthed. It was the within the purest form of the element of water that Life was enlivened. This Divine birthing could only be achieved in the most refined and rarified state of elemental essence; the summation of all emotional urge folded in upon itself from the spring of pure source. The pure expression of the intuitive nature that is both creator and receiver of this Divine communication; and the heart of hearts that released upon the path of manifestation becomes the waters that heal, consume and transform.

The Sphere of Gnosis

The energy of Binah is one of Consciousness that understands the concepts that have gone into the creation of all manner of things. This is the consciousness that is the Church that holds the life of the church; the Temple that contains the essence of the beliefs and foundations of that belief; the Holy of Holies and the force that has consecrated and has raised the sacred energy to a place of sacredness. Binah is the origin of the form of the idea of consciousness and as such is the essence of that form as well as a state of that consciousness. This is a knowledge that is not merely wisdom but such a deep understanding of the state required to achieve wisdom that becomes a gateway that opens the truths of all knowledge in all of its forms and becomes a place of gnosis.

The 32nd Path: Capricorn and Saturn

26th Path

I step across the threshold
Of Magick dream and space
Weave the webbing of truth
And lift my soul in greeting.

I stand at the Gate of creation
And memory of my True Self
Forms its persona as mundane
And magick become as One.

The 32nd Path is that which is travelled as we rise on the planes in ritual space to do the prescribed work. It is the corridor we walk as we enter our dream or deeper oracular state. And, it is the space of building our astral Temple and our magickal persona.

This path guards, guides and protects the energy offered upward from the denser realms; maintaining it in a steady stream much like the nature of the fixed modality of astrology. It offers the necessary amount of constriction to allow for the maximum amount of expansion (when primed and ready) towards the flexibility of mutable flow. This is the manner in which we approach the sacred space of our making in moving upwards from our place of Malkuth and physical experience towards the storehouse of collected metaphor and vision that forms the foundation of our Yesod.

The Planetary/Zodiacal Energy
Saturn/Capricorn

The planet Saturn is the great organizer that calls into action order and structure. This planet is also considered the Gatekeeper of Time. Placed upon the 32nd Path the energy here is reminder of the need for order and structure to maintain spiritual presence in rising towards a space that holds no time, no boundary and has its own laws of order. Discipline and practice cultivated the appropriate energy to navigate the mind-touch of the astral world of Yesod. Knowledge of self cultivates the mind to be vigilant in the ability to filter through what is delusion and what is real.

To read more about Saturn’s energies, review the post in:

The Womb of Light: A Personal Reflection on the New Year

Change will only occur when the foundation is disrupted
and pushed to its limits of growth

In numerology the 32nd Path, or 3+2 reduces to the number 5. The number Five (5) represents the regenerative process and the potential for directing that energy towards a specific and defined goal of new creation. When we arrive at the number five, we have opened up the stable base of four; visualize a square. Something has disrupted the order of that four and made way for a new form to appear. We see also the number five as represented by the Pentagram. Five points, each reflective of a quality of an element (fire, water, air and earth) and at the pinnacle or point, the element of Spirit.

Tarot Key XXI – The World

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Image: Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

Note: Each of the Paths of the Qabalistic Tree has the assignation of a Tarot key placed upon it as further correspondence to its energy. The Paths 11-32 are represented using the Major Arcana cards.

Tarot Key XXI – The World is placed upon the 32nd Path. If we consider the symbols and meaning of Tarot Key #21- The World, there is deeper insight into the energy that serves as gateway to the Astral and dream state of Yesod. The depiction of the Four Holy Creatures of the Fixed Cross (zodiacal signs of Taurus-Leo-Scorpio and Aquarius) and the evolved nature of their Being- The Winged Bull or ascended form of Earth; The Winged Lion- accessing our Higher Will/Fire; The Eagle- Water elevated to a place of all encompassing perspective and keen sight and the Winged or Perfected Man who is the breath of creation itself. These four elevated elements surround the central focus of the Fifth element; that of Spirit. This Spirit being that of the Divine feminine, naked and poised with grace and fluidity, encircled by the fertile and verdant ovum of time eternal. There is also the sense of constructive limitation placed around the central figure. It is housed in a container that allows for both filtering in and issuing out of the flow of energy offered towards reaching its highest expression.

The natural energy that flows from these depictions is that of structure and anchor. The Kingdom of Malkuth that we reside within builds its form up in reach towards the Foundation of Yesod’s realm of spirit. Much is in support of our moving up this path and many are supporting our desire for interface with the Divine.

Another Path of Expression: Saturn on the 26th Path
The 26th Path: A Path of Illuminating Mind

32nd Path

The 26th Path is one of illuminating mind. The light of analysis shines brightly into the depths of pure mind and decision is made as to what will be drawn back into the center of the Tree to be synthesized and distributed to inform. This path seeks to investigate and find rationale for the creative process. This fosters the clear and acute mind that gathers to itself decisive action and intent fueled from a source that understands the logic of sacrifice to insure all flows in accord with the primary plan.

The Planetary Energy
Saturn

I have seen aeons pass and know each
of the secrets that have been carefully hidden from view.

I am record keeper and guardian of destiny
and those who are not mindful of the depth of
my perception will remain forever on the wheel.

I speak the sacred words~ the unutterable~
heard only by those who have remained constant
and vigilant throughout the tests of time.

I am held tightly within the womb of the Great Mother
and stand as witness at humanity’s rebirth ~ the final mystery
is revealed and mind and heart shall be one.

The planet, Saturn is placed upon the 26th Path. This is the planetary energy of organizing and the deliberate pacing of application of Tiphareth’s generating energy and Hod’s pure mind. The synthesis of action within this path is one of structure and order passing through a temporary state of stasis created by each stream of flow being carefully paced and distributed to insure that neither overloads the other with its intensity. This is the action of moving slowly and carefully so that just the correct amount of heated flow and receptive thought interact in productive goal.

In Conclusion:
As we consider the attributes of Capricorn and its ruling planet Saturn and their impact on the Tree of Life the prominent focus is one of navigation. Knowing when and where to place emphasis and having the sure-footedness to face the challenges and obstacles that will pull you off course are the keys to understanding where your strengths and weaknesses lay. Capricorn provides the balance of understanding of what it means to be human and Saturn issues the template of the form that experience will take.

As the light of Tiphareth (Sun) shines brightly and radiates its vision of magnetic attraction throughout the multilayered branches of a tree that reaches far and wide in its expanse and impact we are reminded that in this vision of light extending towards light and darkness forming the paths of the space between, we realize the gift of humanity that continually connects us the higher aspiration of Divinity.

Resources:
If you are not familiar with the Qabalistic Tree of Life, I would recommend reading through the article posted in my other blog, The Magickal Pen entitled “Geburah’s Might” to give you the necessary overview for an introductory base of working knowledge about the Tree. It can be found here:

WitchVox: 13 Keys- The Understanding of Binah
The Magickal Pen: Geburah’s Might
13 Keys to the Qabalistic Tree of Life

Reading:
The Inner Chamber Series. R. Fennelly
Volume One: It’s Written in the Stars (2013)
Volume Two: Poetry of the Spheres (2013)
Volume Three: Awakening the Paths (2014)
Order at author’s website: Robin Fennelly

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Crashing Waves on a Craggy Shore: Full Moon in Capricorn

Posted in Auspicious Days, Full Moon, Waxing Moon on January 3, 2015 by themagickalpen

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Full Moon in Cancer
January 4.2015
11:53pm (EST)

Sun in Capricorn

The Moon waxes Full late tomorrow evening at 11:53 pm (EST) and on the cusp of the next day, January 5th. The moon will hold the energy of the astrological sign of Cancer (Cardinal Water). The opposition of astrological energy that naturally occurs during a Full Moon phase is the tug of war between what appear to be opposing energies. In this lunation that thought is best expressed as the crashing of waves on a craggy shore. The strength of Solar energy is mid-point in sure-footed Capricorn; the energy that can scale great heights and plummet the depths. Now, the turbulent waters of Mother Moon are ready to test that cautious sea-goat and see just how far it will go to overcome the challenges and risks of slipping.

The quality of Cardinal Water is that of churning the emotional currents emanating from a variety of unexpected sources. Cardinal signs represent the first bubbling up. As such when applied to water the inference is that of little springs that erupt here and there and when any find weakened or suitably flexible space, become the torrential waterfall or flooding seas. Add to this the Solar expression of Capricorn, that strives towards perfection in methodical and carefully placed steps. Home is found most comfortably in the mid-space of feeling secure and anchored on level ground. Just as the Goat can navigate the most treacherous of cliff-scape, so too Capricornians are able to navigate the challenges and obstacles of earthy existence that most would falter upon. The caution however is one of over caution and inertness, never truly trusting that the steps and actions taken will be precise and accurate. Using the analogy of agitated water and slippery banks, its requires adequate light to clearly avoid the pitfalls of drowning one’s emotions caught on the slippery rocks of aspiration.

One Emotion In Front of the Other…

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The challenge in this Full Moon’s energy is one of getting caught in the emotional tides of self-destruction before the journey of a New Year’s energy even begins. This is the space of hopeful resolutions made on January 1st and the realization that some are far too lofty in ambition to achieve and others simply require too much emotional engagement compared to the results achieved.

However, if we light the way of our goals with the brilliance of Mother Moon’s light and the supportive hand (and intuitive heart) of one who blesses her children, those emotions that would otherwise rage out of control can be soothed and comforted as acceptance of those aspects of our weaker nature are embraced and offered as the supporting hand of our strengths.

From a perspective of elemental correlate, we have the opposition of Sun in Earthy Capricorn and Moon in Watery Cancer. Earth and Water are work collaboratively for the most part. Moving water carves out its path as Earth provides the necessary resistance. Earth becomes the container that holds the body of water in place and helps to guide the subsequent flow. Earth requires water to sustain its life. This might be considered a “love/hate” relationship as each relies on the strengths and weaknesses of the other.

This is an excellent Full Moon configuration for shedding light on where and how your emotions reach the points of highs and lows and establishing the ledge of mid-point where they are most at home. The astrological sign of Cancer is very attuned to family and the emotional supports derived from a place and people who are our biggest fans.

A Place of Calm in Cancer’s Healing Light

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The cycle continues and the return to a place of calm in Cancer’s healing light is at hand. I will spend some time this evening entering into the healing of Mother Moon. Please enjoy a….Bonus Pathworking: The Hall of Cancer

Crashing Waves on a Craggy Shore

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One foot in front of the other as moonlight illumines the way. Waves crash around me, and the anchor of rock and earth sway in reverberation as my physical body teeters precariously on slipper slope. The rock of anchor that is my physical being is battered by waves of emotion that I cannot control and I wish not to contain. Skin absorbs the moisture of weeping and sweat and I am reminded of the joys of exertion in climbing towards my aspirations.

I continue upward, still not yet ready to surrender and fall back into waters that may be too deep for the fullness of my lung’s breath. I think of my resolve and I remember that I am sure-footed and capable. I remember that this is just a night of discovery and in that discovery there will be challenges and obstacles that I must overcome. Mastery of my emotions – Joy in my physical being and scaling the heights of a craggy shore as the waves crash into the depths of my soul.

Resources and Reflections

Cancer in Related Posts:
Temple of the Sun: Cancer
New Moon in Cancer: Arms Wide Open
Full Moon in Cancer: Where Waters Flow

The Temple of the Moon:
Day Twenty-Eight: Fill Me Up
Day Twenty-Seven: Floodgates of Release

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