Archive for March, 2018

Lean Back…Full Moon in Libra

Posted in Astrology, Full Moon, Libra on March 30, 2018 by themagickalpen

Full Moon in Libra
March 31.2018
8:37a.m. (EDT)

Sun in Aries

I lean back into the healing waters of the Great Mother. Light that is filled with purpose and intention shines down on my upturned face and I am at peace. The waters that hide the tears of my sorrow and pain rise up around me, now transformed into the gentle caress of joy and comfort. I am whole in these waters. I am free.

The waters rock gently and I, cradled as the most beloved child am carried under star and moonlight’s beauty. Ebb and flow, undulating and moving like the pans of a scale finely calibrated and holding the most precious of gems to be measured. Pain and comfort, sorrow and joy each filling one of the two and in their own time and space each becomes the dominant as the other quietly acquiesces to harmonious balance.

This balance is one of the Great Mother’s promises. The gift offered at the birthing of new life that would in time succumb to death. The gift offered with each challenge that would stimulate the necessary growth to continue on in this journey of life. The gift of beauty where most would see none and the discernment of what lay hiding in the shadows, thinking itself not worthy.

My mind floats on this sea of light and my heart surrenders to the imminent waterfall that lay at thee most unexpected of turns. Just around the bend. Just in the line of sight, yet ever unnoticed and unheeded until the leap of faith and plunging of great depths calls its seeker home. I open my eyes and the light of fullness is more than I can bear, its all consuming beauty swaddling me in what cannot be articulated and measured by these graceful hands.

Just breathe I tell myself and the waters flow into a thirsty mouth and throat longing to be bathed in the purity of its healing light. And, filled with the buoyancy of this light I arise, holding the scales of healing. I arise reaching into the expanse of the Great Mother’s heavens.

This is the night of my be-coming. This is the re-making of myself in wholeness and strength. This is the ocean I will seek at each turning of the Full Moon as I lay beneath a surface that reflects the Love of my Mother’s comforting embrace.

A Time to Re-group

The Moon waxes full in the Cardinal Air sign of Libra tomorrow morning and restoration of the balance and healing is needed. These short weeks between the last full moon and this have seen sorrow and loss rising like tidal waves with barely a breath caught in between. Nationally, locally and personally death has reached out taking with it unexpected loss. Perhaps at the rising of this Full Moon we can reset and find healing.

The astrological sign of Libra desires that beauty be found in all places and the resultant gift is one of balance. I am not speaking of a balance that is equilateral in nature; nor is it bound to our human desires for “fairness”. Balance includes those states that are uncomfortable as well as those that bring pleasure; for without the predominance of one at any given time, the other will never rise in its due time. Libra is Cardinal Air; cardinal being the action of catalyzing and motivating and air being the element of movement, perception and the “idea” that becomes the result. All of these attributes and archetypal energies when placed in the fullness of the Moon’s Feminine principle of form and creation provide the tools for beginning the process of healing.

Will you lean back into these healing waters with me? Will you hold the intention of seeking the place of balance that is born of challenge as well as ease? Beauty is found in your surrender….

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Analyzing the Light: Full Moon In Virgo

Posted in Astrology, Full Moon on March 1, 2018 by themagickalpen


March 1.2018
Full Moon in Virgo
7:51p.m.

As Mother Moon makes Her way from the fiery sign of Leo and transits into fullness later this evening in the earthy sign of Virgo, we too, are trying to make sense of the trauma and recent tragedies that have occurred far too frequent lately. These unsettling events stir up our emotional sensibilities and actions towards safeguarding what we hold dear rises on those waters to the foreground. But, first and foremost we have to take a deep look at what is not working as we sort through what should be a better way. This is the energy of this Full Moon’s experience.

We can use this month of March to begin the process of sorting through our beliefs, philosophies and culling down to manifest actions taken that are rooted and grounded in the collaborative place we share in this world. Jupiter stations retrograde on March 8th in the watery and transformative astrological sign of Scorpio and the month concludes in the same phase in which it began, a second Full Moon in the airy balance of Libra. What happens in between, is your story to create. Let’s start with today!

The astrological sign of Virgo is that of the Element of Earth; manifest, palpable, anchoring and grounding in how it expresses itself. This out-pictures as attention to the nuances and details of any endeavor and a very structured and orderly manner in which everything becomes accounted for and “accountable to” what has begun this process of making intentioned change. Virgo is also of the Mutable Modality which gives this energy the possibility of flexibility, be and flow and the choice of expansion or contraction in accord with the outcome desired. Applying these basic principles to the Moon’s gifts and emotions inner and outer seas provides the tools for heightened awareness and the demand for a greater level of detail in where and how we place our efforts.

If this energy is used to its fullest, we can prepare the vessel of our physical and spiritual being to receive the expansive Jupiterian energy that continues to support that flexibility and ebb and flow. Jupiter stations retrograde on march 8th, so the intensity of feeling the pressure to reach further and into the deepest corners of our being builds. Jupiter will be garbed in the energy of astrological Scorpio, which means that the opportunity to reach into the recesses of our sub-conscious self (the Scorpion attribution of Scorpio) and initiate the natural order of contraction from that expansion as we draw up to the surface of our consciousness those pearls that may be exactly the assertive and dynamic energy required to put into place our plan determined by Virgo’s hand.

This contractive (and retrograde) gift breathes out the wisdom derived from analysis and carried on the wings of the Eagle (the second attribution of Scorpio) fills the space that we occupy as part of humanity.

As this expansion continues and at the time of the Vernal Equinox on the 20th, Father Sun transits into the first sign of the Great Wheel- Aries. This exuberant and newly born fire becomes the transitional ash of the Phoenix (the last attribution of Scorpio) that rises renewed and reborn, ablaze with and eager to quick start those new paths of understanding and plans for change that Virgo set into motion back at the beginning of the Month.

The second Full Moon heralds the end of March’s transition into new beginnings set by the hand of analysis, and detailed scrutiny and Mother Moon stands cloaked in Libra’s dynamic Air as She holds the scales of measure that are the bounty of what has been created as a plan of action. Astrological Libra is of the Air element and the opportunity to conceptualize and bring into harmony what the waters of our moon-filled emotions and the analytical logic of mind wish to bring into fruition. What flowed through these fertile waters filtered and guided by Virgo’s “no-nonsense” attitude receive their final test of merit in Libra’s grace of balanced and orderly plan. Virgo provided the “what”, Libra offers the “how”.

Whew!I know that was a lot to take in. So, here is another How.

Spend some time tonight or tomorrow and offer up peace and healing to those who are grieving loss. Envision your collective intentions filling and extending into the moon-lit sea of emotions that are over-filling right now and do not necessarily have a viable course plotted. Envision these thoughts, responses, frustrations, plans all moving within this larger sea and now envision the light of Mother Moon streaming down and drawing from this sea those beliefs and ideas that are yours. See each scooped out of these waters as a shell, laid on a sandy beach of shoreline.

And, now as the Sun rises and Dawn heralds a new beginning, you look with clarity and intention at each of those shells. Breathe into what you see laid before you and pick up only those that call to you for a closer look. As each is picked up engage all of your senses in the experience and when you have gathered what are of purpose, sit on the sun warmed beach, lay them out before you and allow your inner wisdom to identify each as a palpable piece of a larger plan that reveals your strength of action in holding the light in the darkest of times.

This is a month of change. This is a month of becoming a haven of stability and clarity that may be offered to the collective whole. What that offering looks like is up to you. It may be a prayer sent out each morning and evening that right action and the highest good for all prevail. It may be volunteering at a shelter or speaking up ion behalf of someone who has lost their voice. It may be extending gratitude and appreciation to those who are tasked with our safe keeping. You will know where your efforts will be of most use.

Many blessings on this month’s journey… Robin

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