Dec 25th New Moon ~ This Precious Life!
The Lunar Lowdown – a few notes
While not a transcript of our current video by any means,
I’ve included the notes below if you’d prefer to read or for referencing the information later!
Actual Time of Celestial Event: Wednesday December 25th, 2019 @ 10:11 pm MST
Sun’s position: 9 degrees Sagittarius (The Archer)
Moon’s position: 9 degrees Sagittarius (The Archer)
This moon falls upon Christmas night, just a few days after the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year. And it’s an eclipse. Deep dark within the deep dark within the deep dark! I just want to snuggle in. Escape it all.
I drop down deep into the cave with my star ancestor seeking refuge from the outside world. Taking refuge in the guidance of an elder, taking refuge in the ceremonial movements that allow a resting of the mind of the need to make decisions, the need to invent things as we go along.
And the Elder shows me that her time is past and that to be alive by definition is this state of meeting the unfolding present moment, of meeting the decisions. Creating the present moment.
I consciously open to that and the first thing I hear is “we have arisen.” Meaning that we, in the northern hemisphere have turned the corner towards the light. The light has returned by the time of this new Moon.
This dark new Moon sits in the early embrace of Sagittarius, the centaur: his bright and far seeing vision scans the future – looking, planning, choosing.
Immediately I’m shown a vision of a frozen pond within a daylight landscape – everything is white and powder blue. Snow upon the ground, the ice clear… beautiful figures skating elegantly, jumping, spinning in the air and landing with grace.
In a flash they show me every unique snowflake – every single one different. We to as human beings, individuals; each part of the natural world. In a flash I could see and understand how snowflakes are part of the water cycle ~ like the meditation that we did for the last Full Moon (of Dec. 11th) where we were visualizing and participating meditatively the cycles of nature. We were participating with cycles of transformation, of matter from one form to another, i.e. the evaporative and precipitation cycle of water of which these snowflakes are a part. We human beings also cycle through playing a role in the larger natural world.
It takes a long time to put into words what they show me in a flash. And like describing a dream it doesn’t quite translate. That which doesn’t quite translate is this: the touching feelings that I felt from within that flash from the stars.
Let me say it like this: we are each vulnerable. We are each mortal that is to say, life is short. We arrive on to the scene like these beautiful ice dancers and we melt and are transformed by the elements into which our soul is enfolded for this brief life.
And we are part of a long physical chain of Human beings that stretches back through time in a way that could feel almost infinite. And also humanity stretches forward into the future as creatures made of matter…
Simple and deep, this new Moon taps into the very dark center of the bottom of the arc of light that is the source of life for us here on earth. This primal touch of time magnifies what each of us knows in our hearts: that this life is very fragile and temporary yet something endures forever. Some call it consciousness or soul or individuality or maybe simply Energy that is never destroyed just transformed into something else. This deep knowing is in the snowflake that simply expresses itself uniquely as it leaps from the clouds, as it springs into being as a product of temperature and water and the right conditions physically.
This eclipse new Moon within the depths of winter solstice feels tender and precious as our senses are heightened into greater appreciation for what we have, for what we have lost, and for what we stand to lose – inevitably as a condition of mortal life.
Here then our unique character comes into play. How will we meet these heightened senses? What will we do with this one precious life? What will we make of The time given to us of the time given to us? Sagittarius wants to know: who shall we become one step at a time? To what distant goal do we point ourselves through each day, each choice, each moment?
To those of us who feel overwhelmed by the gravity and importance of each fork in the road, the Stars council: return to nature. Look at the sky, the trees, the birds, and the Bears who hibernate now. Continue to see yourself as a part of of the web of life.
Balance your powerful uniqueness with your role as one leaf upon a great tree, one bird within a great flock, one wave upon the expansive oceans of this world. Relax, tend your body, stay connected to Life as it is.
Be kind to yourself and to others.
Do the work and the play and the ice dancing that is your unique calling to do in this lifetime.