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Guru Purnima Full Moon Blessings – with the Astro ‘Gurus’ Jupiter & Saturn!

6 Jul

There’s a lot to the upcoming CAP – CAN Full Moon – exact on Saturday July 8 at 9:07 pm PDT!

Yet, it can be summed up in simple ways (CAP likes that!) – Guru Purnima leads the way!

The Full Moon comes with Sirius the ‘Dog Star’ / Scorcher (which is presently at 14°19′ CAN), next to the SUN / MARS, and with Vega the ‘Harp Star’ (which is presently at 15°34′ CAP), next to the MOON / PLUTO.
Two major Fixed Stars – with beautiful yet also dramatic ‘star love lore’ are involved in the already Full Moon ‘Power House’.
And: the Full Moon axis is squared by super-charger JUPITER.

Here is the Sirius / Vega enhanced Full Moon Chart – whoaaa!

CAP - CAN FM 2017 Sirius Vega

 

Here on the West Coast, the Full Moon will be exact at Moonrise / Sunset!

Clearly, this Full Moon gets our attention, and has us process lots of inner, old, ancestral, ancient ‘stuff’ (PLUTO next to the MOON in CAP).

 

Pluto Heart

Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 201

 

And it’ll be also in the centre of CAN – CAP (which has a ‘fixed’ SCO – TAU ‘undertone’ – the ‘axis of the Buddha’.

A friend sent me a Ram Das article today – so synchronistic.

Here ‘s a related one that’s even more pertinent. RD nails it. SO apropos full-ON CAP Moon with Pluto:

  • What’s our job when people ‘are difficult’?
  • How do our emotions and needs (like for them to love and appreciate us) have power over us, pull you into the drama and out of equanimity?
  • What needs to deepen to change this?
  • A heavy curriculum… (a la CAP)… yet lightened and transformed in the Heart.

I get it, and have been there with family and other ‘karmic partners’…

This Full Moon also helps us connect with ‘Ancient Essence’ – the essence of the Ancestors (PLUTO in CAP with the MOON). Biological Ancestors, ancient Teachers, Ancestors of the Land…
Maybe their Spirit is speaking to us…

 

In Hindu and Buddhist tradition the Full Moon in July is the Guru Purnima / Guru Puja, dedicated to the inner and outer Guru.

Ganesha

Ganesh is being invoked at the onset of a journey.

We could all use some Ganesh energy nowadays / -years…
SATURN (ruler of the Full Moon sign CAP) is presently in SAG (Sept 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) where karmic challenges for ‘the journey’ / the path arise – only to teach us what our inner blocks and old beliefs are…

Dense stuff, perhaps. Heavy curriculum?
May the Inner Teacher and light bringer show the way!

 

 


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“Ohhh, I don’t have a Guru, nor do I want one!” is what one might hear from us Westerners…

GU-RU means ‘simply’ “From Darkness to Light” – one who removes darkness and brings light. 

“Guru Purnima is celebrated on the day of the year when the Sun is closest to the Earth and the Full Moon reflects the brightest light. It is a holy day, and an especially beneficial time to make fresh resolves for spiritual growth.

Because the energies of the Sun and Moon are both at their peak, our subtle energy channels are unusually open and receptive to absorb spiritual energy. Practices done or begun on this day will bring growth and auspiciousness in the life of the disciple.

Through sadhana (spiritual practice) and by following the Guru’s teachings, devotees can purify the mind to reflect the Atman, just as the Moon reflects the brightness of the Sun.

Traditionally, Guru Purnima is an auspicious time to begin four months of spiritual practice. Beginning at this time allows us to make great spiritual progress more quickly.”

 

Never too early, never too late, for spiritual practice, and connection with the inner guru / teacher / mentor / light bringer, I’d say.

Time (ruled by CAP) in fact can be suspended, stretched, and can dissolve and ‘disappear’ in immersion with what IS  (PLUTO points us to ‘that’). The guru is a bridge into vastness, spaciousness, and freedom.

 

In Astrology, the ‘Guru’ is associated with the Archetypes of JUPITER, the mentor, and SATURN, the teacher.

 

Jupiter & Earth

Presently, JUPITER is in mid LIBRA, T-squaring the Full Moon axis(!):

As mentioned above:
What ‘kicks us out of balance’ (esp. in relationships with loved ones and not-so-loved ones)?
What’s the emotional charge – CAN – and what’s the need for acknowledgment, control that turns into judgment – CAP – ?
What brings us into inner Peace, regardless?

How about developing a good relationship (LIBRA) with spiritual practice?
Once we SEE the benefits (JUPITER) it’s clearly a wise choice (LI).

 

Saturn & Earth

SATURN is also very potent at this Guru Puja time, since it is now almost stationary (during August), and will go from retro (since Apr 6) to direct / forward on Aug 25.

As we step out of the ‘path’ of limiting Karma and ‘Obstacles’, we SEE more clearly, and move forward with transformed understanding and strength.

 

Under PLUTO in SATURN ruled CAP (2008 – 2023), and NEPTUNE & CHIRON in PISCES (since 2011 / 2012, until 2018 / 2026) so many traditional spiritual teachings and practices  have massively reached the Western, modern cultures and become ‘mainstream’.

Different accesses and avenues for everyone, yet light is always light.

 

Aummmm! Namaste!

The Light in me honours the Light in you!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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GEMINI New Moon (May 25): Revolutionary Alchemy

25 May

VENUS and MARS are stirring it UP!

Johfra Bosschart Gemini Phoenix

Mercury Rules Gemini. Painting by Johfra Bosschart. Upper part detail: The Phoenix

 

Before we meet the GEMINI New Moon directly, let’s honour ‘her entourage’ of planetary ‘players’, and the overall Astro sphere – GEMINI AIR is fanning a lot of FIRE…

The GEMINI painting by Johfra Bosschart shows on its top the double-headed Phoenix bird, arising from the Yin-Yang Alchemy of opposites. In this deeper sense, GEMINI is the Alchemist.

And we are called to be Alchemists of conflict, dualities and opposites, in so many ways, these days.

A very dynamic, fiery scene is going on these days, with a Grand Fire Trine (in effect all May), as well as MARS and VENUS, the two archetypal ‘lovers’ being both quite active in their own ways.

When it comes to FIRE, VENUS / URANUS ignite us in ARIES, the North Node in LEO, LILITH and SATURN (retro) in SAG. Let’s be authentic, express who we are, trust and follow the Heart & Spirit!
The ‘Grand Fire Trine’ of VENUS / URANUS, North Node, and SATURN – the trine between the ‘key players’ SATURN and URANUS was exact on May 18 (second one of 3 times: Dec 24, 2016, May 18 and Nov 2, 2017) – extends its effects throughout May – and is in the cosmic field throughout Spring. VENUS now comes into the trine picture too: June 1 – 3, ‘she’s in trine with SATURN, and then conjunct URANUS:

So rewarding to say NO (SATURN) to more, more, more / anything goes / excessive abundance for its own sake (even as addictive overwhelm – SATURN comes out of a square with CHIRON in PI) when the heart isn’t on board with a certain ‘deal’, or it’s not ones path / anymore (SATURN in SAG). 

This opens the door for abundant serendipitous gifts when / as we are free (URANUS in AR), and radically, authentically, lovingly, present in the moment (VENUS / URANUS in AR).
A Revolution and Alchemy of the Heart!

VENUS in AR goes technically first into square with PLUTO retro in CAP – exact today, the New Moon day – before entering the Grand Trine, even though the ‘whole picture’ happens simultaneously, of course.
Time to let the ‘old regime’ of inner ancestral disempowering stories and imprints, esp. about our self-worth (like: “you need to work hard to be worthy, loved, attractive” “everyone else is ‘further ahead’, no way catching up!”) and our disempowering responses to external, present-day controlling structures and situations burn up and die in the Bonfire of Love, and meet the inner and outer worlds from a naturally powerfully authentic, loving place!
No way going back into the historic rabbit hole…

Through unburdening ourselves from the shackles of the past that we might have been unconsciously loyal to, we naturally find our freedom. Just as removing junk from a river allows it to naturally run freely.

NEPTUNE / CHIRON in PI – in the mutable T-square too – help forgive, release, and surrender it all in the Unifying Field – call it Universal Love and Oneness.
Ultimate Medicine…

 

Ganesh, the Remover / Shower of Obstacles, and MARS, the Ego Executor – Meeting SATURN, the Sage

Ganesha

Ganesha – Elephant headed Hindu god, known to be the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ on the path, and Guru that takes us from the darkness (of not seeing what the obstacles is / was) to the Light.

GANESH, the elephant headed Hindu deity, known as ‘Remover of Obstacles’ would be a good one to invoke, to show us our personal obstacles, and the path to be free from them.
IF Ganesh resonates with you, that is – otherwise, I trust you have your personal inner gurus and guides…

Of course, the separate Ego is big time THE obstacle to freedom.
MARS is the ‘Ego planet’ that helps us assert ourselves, yet can also keep us separate.

MARS, presently in GEMINI, works via the ‘sword of the mind’ that questions and doubts.
Notice how this strategy keeps you separate.
Watch your inner aggressive voice, and inquire into it, from the inner SATURN in SAG ‘Sage’ / inner wise teacher, asking, probing:
“Is this true?” Why do you believe this thought?” “What would be a more expansive way of seeing this?”, and, ultimately: “Who is even the thinker of that thought? Can s/he be seen?”.

MARS in GEM approaches its opposition with SATURN retro in SAG now, exact on May 28.
An excellent time (rather than living out this charged dynamic with opinionated, judgmental aggressiveness) to approach the pairing with curious inquiry (GEM) and sincere spiritual maturity (SATURN in SAG).

MARS in GEM on the other hand exposes a too rigid, righteous SATURN in SAG: There’s not just ‘one way’. Many paths of truth. 

The New Moon in GEM initiates a new beginning for new learning, new avenues, new questions, new dialogue (incl. inner) – new Alchemy!

 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon

CheGEMINI 5°: “A REVOLUTIONARY MAGAZINE ASKING FOR ACTION.

KEYNOTE: The explosive tendency of repressed feelings and root emotions.

Every movement overstressing one direction calls forth in time an equally extreme movement in the opposite direction. This is particularly true at the level of the dualistic mind symbolized in the zodiac by Gemini. What is rigidly bound in form and convention tends to explode into formlessness. It may do so violently if socially oppressed — through revolution — or at the psychological level in psychosis; or it may withdraw inwardly into the mystical state in which one identifies with an unformulatable Reality.

This fifth stage is related to the first, for it is the experience of a world of being so far unperceived by the everyday consciousness which starts the process. In the same sense a psychedelic experience may momentarily make the mind transparent to a non-ego-structured realm of consciousness, and may lead to a sustained attempt at understanding what has been revealed of a transcendent Reality. Whether the revolutionary action is violent or peaceful, bitterly resentful or loving, the one desire is TO REACH BEYOND ESTABLISHED FORMS.”

Quite fascinating that THE revolutionary of the 20th century, Che Guevara (* May 14, 1928), was born with MERCURY at 5° GEM, close to his North Node – a karmic purpose to communicate his Sagittarian revolutionary philosophies to the people. He also had MARS in late PI, conjunct URANUS in early AR, which is right on his AC!

Obviously, the Sabian Symbol can be interpreted as an outer, societal, and / or radical inner transformation.
What can bring THIS about?
Takes us back to VENUS / URANUS in late AR (building up, post VENUS square PLUTO retro in CAP, with the New Moon) – exact on June 3:
The Power of Love leads the Evolution, and the Revolution of the Heart. Freedom to BE!

 

Time to take a look at the GEMINI New Moon chart:

GEM NM 2017

As you see, the SUN / MOON pairing is almost unaspected (except for the square to the AC here from the West Coast perspective): The ‘Revolutionary Alchemy’ has ‘a life of its own’ – which can be quite powerful when consciously accessed.

As always with a New Moon, we’re in the ‘conception cauldron’ where solar rays of intention unite with lunar receptivity and openness. Both belong together, for creative newness to occur.

Wherever early GEMINI is in your chart – maybe even your SUN, MOON, AC, or planets are there, be the revolutionary Alchemist through that area of life / through those planetary Archetypes!
Example: VENUS in early GEM in your 11th house: Set intentions, and be open and curious to attract new friends and social networks. Go into dialogue with them, see what you can learn from one another.

The GEMINI MOON will approach MARS, and oppose SATURN retro in SAG, both on Fri May 26 – emotionally charging the opposition which will be exact on Sun May 28.
So, let’s not buy into the arguments of the separative, confrontational ego forces, but rather inquire more deeply into the truth of the matter (see above), and feed our genuine curiosity to learn (GEM) and grow (SAG). 

On Sat May 27, the MOON will enter CANCER, where our needs for nurturing (giving and receiving) come up. The MOON goes into a Cardinal Grand Cross with VENUS / URANUS in AR, JUPITER in LI, and PLUTO in CAP on Sun May 28.
This cardinal ‘powerhouse’, besides the already active mutable commotion, can be channeled into making new powerful choices that truly meet our essential needs and the needs of the whole (doesn’t have to be a conflict), and roll with them.
‘On the wings of the New Moon’, we can create a ‘prototype’ for a powerful Living from the Heart.

On June 1 – 2, the MOON in VIRGO will go into a Mutable Grand Cross with the SUN and MARS in GEM, LILITH and SATURN in SAG, and NEPTUNE and CHIRON in PI.
Rather than being stressed out over and overwhelmed by ‘the ten thousand things’ let’s find the ‘hub of the wheel’, in our inner centre, through meditation, yoga, or any personal wellness practice that brings us into alignment and wholeness from within.

 

So many Blessings for your GEMINI New Moon cycle!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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