We Begin Again! ~ May 7th Full Moon
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: Thursday May 7th, 2020 @ 3:45 am MDT
Sun’s position: 23 degrees Aries (The Ram)
Moon’s position: 23 degrees Libra (The Scales)
As we sit at the crossroads between this urgent new beginning in the northern hemisphere as expressed by nature and spring and the tentative emergence from this pandemic, this global emergency that has not yet done with the planet, I wonder what will the star beings advise us now? What awaits us in the astrological weather of this Moon?
I drop into the sensation of being under full Moonlight versus under Sunlight. Full Moon as mirror, Full Moon as revealing the things we cannot see: reflection. They are inside us, they are behind us, they are revealed in softer light / not the glare of the Sun.
I’ve been very aware of how social distancing & relative isolation with the same few people for these long weeks has actually disturbed the natural cycle of reflection as I am no longer in the world interacting in the ways that I have in the past. I am not in the dynamic give-and-take relationships that have reflected back to me my worth and my use. Instead I am in some sort of extended Winter hibernation. In this, I recognize my profound privilege of safety and well-being that is not the privilege of the majority of the 7 billion people that this planet has. I do not take it for granted.
But within this lack of reflection I’m thrown back upon my own devices. Like a meditation retreat gone on too long we can find ourselves unable to see ourselves clearly from this lack of natural interaction and reflection. The spontaneous ways the world receives us, reflects back to us how we fit into the matrix of our culture.
From this wreckage of our own habits and “normalcy” (air quotes around that), we build something new. Many people are rediscovering parts of themselves that have been set aside for the business of their recent life of the last few years; Others /or we may feel at a loss to understand the truth who we are, in a meaningful, healthy, well lived life.
This Moon cycle in the fullness of Aries is an initiation back home into the true potential of your self. I sense a great Divine Being bowing down from her great heights to bless me upon my forehead, anointing me and opening this new chapter of bright new beginnings – as we step into this new world of 2020.
Aries and Libra are the primal initiatory partnership of the zodiac – Aries as initiator and Libra as balancing partner. Everything about our relationships has changed. Globally, all of our customs and habits of interacting have been brought into examination literally as a point of life or death.
I sense the quality of purification offered through this massive stripping down of our roles in life, our schedules, everything. We are purified to begin again at the core of our soul’s promise both in our emergence and in our role of working with others, co-creating with others, playing, living, creating with other beings.
Spiritually this is an anointing that breaks us open to our core, bright Aries Sunlight cleansing us deeply. And the Moonlight from Libra, cradling our face in her hands… witnessing and holding our tears and our emotions. Comforting and teaching us how to be present with one another authentically.
Every Full Moon invites Wholeness because every full Moon embodies opposites, contradiction, Yin and Yang. In this full Moon, the light of Aries with the Moon in Libra we take our first steps into this unfolding mystery… our unfolding history. We may be enthusiastic, fiery, urgent, “too much”. We may be wrongheaded, impulsive, and we may make mistakes. But we begin to dance again – we may step on a few toes or be stepped upon but we are present! We are awake, we are alive, we are paying attention and learning the dance. Let this primal couple infuse you with their stellar wisdom.
Breathe them into your body in moments of challenging interaction. Seek the midpoint between them, the marriage that they know. Play with the paradox the opposites, the koan (zen riddle) that cannot be solved.
Practice being in the lead practice, Learning to follow; both are essential because collaboration is key to this existence. Life is more than the sum of its parts. Aries and Libra mediate this, and can guide us in this – I don’t know the perfect soundbite here but I do know that sitting between them gives us just what we need this moment, these moments, in this time.