Taurus New Moon- Delighting Times

Today, the Moon and the Sun come together in Taurus for the  next chapter of our story. The Aries seed has begun sprouting. Towards the end of the Aries cycle I found myself exploring more and more energy work. I was on fire with the potential of higher vibrations and the thrill of where they could take me. I found myself exploring the promise of new territories in opening up our human potential.

Whilst pioneering this joyous energy I found I was continually being called back to earth to deal with the mechanics of my environment, which didn’t seem to be coping as well with the increasing energy. I mean this literally. My watch stopped, no it hasn’t, yes it has. Not the battery, it needs a mechanical overhaul. I have lost all sense of time. My car, supposedly all fixed, seems to be having trouble recharging the battery and so regularly needs a jump start. Fridge fan going crazy. Water pump thumping and spurting. Electricity pulsing. Computer cords powering up only sometimes. Blender… internet connection….showers…Too many things to take seriously. I keep needing to go outside to ground myself and ramp up my energy to maintain my equilibrium.

I have had the pleasure of meeting lots of cheery Aries or Mars in Virgo types; men that fix things! I am in awe of their clear rational explanation of how things work as they proceed to make them better. However I have had to resort to a more esoteric explanation of why things… don’t work, do, don’t work …all at once. Speedy Mercury has returned to Fiery Aries and has been moving closer to Electric Uranus whilst forming a tense aspect (inconjunct) with direct Mars, taking deliberate steps forward in Fix It Virgo. As I am developing my own ability to have more and more energy vibrating through me, the mechanics of my world seem to be dealing with the same challenges. Lots of recharging required.

How does all this relate to our Taurus New Moon? Today we start on a new journey. Taurus feels the need to slow down. It knows all those Aries energies may be wasted; spurted out on barren ground. Taurus will ensure they remain fertilised. She desires to ground, maintain and make certain nothing is lost. Taurus is not interested in always focussing forward, she wishes to engage the present moment. She knows that craziness lies in forever rushing  without stopping to smell the roses, lie on the grass and fully indulge the senses. Taurus asks us to take some time out, assess where we are, celebrate all that we have and ensure that what was planted is growing. Everything has its own energy and its own will to fulfil it’s potential. Time to take pleasure in letting things be.

Aries was the time for activations. Taurus is the time for allowing what was born to become.  Everything has been born for a reason and has worth and value in the scheme of things. They need to find a home in our body and in our life.

I find myself wanting to explore energy in more concrete forms. I feel drawn to play with crystals and essential oils. I want to enjoy flowers and the beauty of nature. Colour. Birdsong.  It is time for massages and some sweet loving. Naps. Time to re-acquaint myself with delicious food and drink. To breathe and sigh…ahhh…mmm. Yum.

I am creating beautiful music with the earth, here now!

 

 

 

Image: This illustration “Satellite” by David Burk illustrates the straddling of energy beautifully.

http://picture-book.com/content/satellite

Bursting Forth

Last cycle I published my blog in a period of relative quiet. The world in Pisces was turned  inward as it attuned to the messages of the collective and waited for the birth of the new.

It was wonderful for me to create this space as a womb for my re-entry into the world. Now the baby has been born and the cycle resumes, life starts again.

In a past cycle I had my daughter in a local birthing centre, a water birth.  As I went through the 17 hours of labour, I felt solid and grounded. Outside a huge storm was raging and the trees were bent over in wild winds as if echoing my every contraction. I was oblivious to the Earth’s echo of my process; in the calm centre of the storm all was quiet. Finally, I emerged out of my Pisces pool and as I stood on land, my daughter was born. In our open arms she screamed her victory cry.

We returned home the next day, the storm had passed and the landscape was altered. Trees were down and a local shop was burnt out. We came to our house and the big metal gate had been torn off its hinges and blown down the road. Our daughter was now born and our world had changed; we had expanded and were now exposed to a new life.

I was amazed how we were initiated into a world I had never seen. Neighbours we had hardly acknowledged, paraded in over the ensuing days with presents, welcoming; knowing far more than us about the continuous marathon of child rearing we were embarking on. Food was left on our doorstep to see us through.

And so it is with Aries. The birthing of Self or any creation takes an initial passage through the unknown, the transition from nothing to the all consuming effort of nurture and growth. You re-enter the normal world that you know and then some.

This is why Aries is associated with courage and the heroic quest. Aries just knows it needs to begin. It is driven to move from the comfort of the womb by a desire, an impulse, a knowing that without its movement all life will cease, there will be no incarnation and no creation. Aries doesn’t know of the terrain he will have to pass through or what that creation will cost. He just knows that it is important to embark on the journey because the future of the kingdom rests with him.

As the Moon and Sun move on, my own established life has recommenced along with the fresh beginning. I have had constant dealings with many new people and an expansion of my work. The people I am meeting are young and full of energy, mustering the courage and hope for the journey before them.

As the expedition begins the Collective rearranges to accommodate our quest and to realise our dream of fully becoming.  There is also another cry we hear from the dying past.  The fear of the furies pull at the coat tails trying to hold the hero in check. They know the knight’s success means the death of the old comfort even though it has already grown too tight. The old and established may be maintained as their final days are near but there is no sure survival for the young in that stagnant pond. The “one per cent” of the old order know the hero’s quest will alter all they have established. In one final fling, they throw up all the boogeyman stories that have kept the gates of the kingdom safely closed. When the hero closes his ears to their messages, they heap abuse as he pulls away. The old king is hoping our questing knight will become the outcast that will perish on dangerous ground rather than the saviour of the collective. However, there is always help available when assistance is required, his tentative steps to survive outside the womb will lead to success.

A seed grows, nourished in the soil formed from the decay of the old. Now, full of invincible energy, nothing can hold the fresh growth back.

Over the period since the New Moon what impulse have you been feeling? What is your birthing story? How have you felt the urge to move on with your quest? Where have you felt the raging of the furies? Remember in Aries, the fears are the ephemera that evaporate as you continue forward.

Image: I have found this delightful image for Aries that has been widely used on the internet but I have been unable to find the artist’s information. If anyone know who the creator is, I would love to credit them here.

Aries at the Starting Gate

“Feel appreciation for what is and eagerness for what is coming”

Abraham Hicks

 We are here jammed between two beginnings. The Sun has moved into Aries and the Moon is still in Pisces but about to start its cycle again.  A start and still a little finish.

The New Moon tomorrow is in Aries energy. This energy is full on with the co-joined Sun and Moon situated midway between Mercury retrograde and Uranus, they are all at the beginning of the zodiac and there is a sense of  anticipation at the starting line. I am feeling the power building in the muscles waiting for the gunshot to signal our blast off at full speed. This is good tension.

Anyone who knows me has reluctantly come to realise that I don’t do speed. As Glenn Ford, a movie star from the Golden Era said, “I have only two speeds and the other is slower.” So for me it is important to find some calm in the midst. My intention is to find ways to maintain balance and keep myself in the race when I find anxiety or overwhelm coming in. I am feeling the excitement of new things and want to play fully in this empowering energy. I have been developing a list of things that help me regain my equilibrium. I suggest we all keep our tools for peaceful restoration in our consciousness and apply liberally if we feel we are moving out of balance. Know the difference between driving at speed with full command of your vehicle and losing control and being thrown.

Just now, my writing has been interrupted by a lady doing a survey from the Bureau of Statistics. She was asking questions related to the  personal safety of women with emphasis on physical, mental or sexual abuse. This is the most extensive nationwide survey that has ever been tackled and marks a subject appropriate to the Aries- Libra polarity. Libra is the opposite sign to Aries, like picking up one end of a stick, the opposite end must be present as well. The opposites that these signs represent are male and female, war and peace. An examination of violence in relationships is an appropriate manifestation of the Aries energy. The interviewer was very excited that this was the first time such a comprehensive survey was being tackled. She hoped it indicates the beginning of a radical change in society. This shows the presence of Uranus in this new beginning, providing a visionary change at a collective level. Mercury retrograde represents that collection of past information to give a starting point for future transformation.

Today I noted the quote that begins this post. It seems to me to be a perfect attitude with which to approach this Aries time which will  speed life up.  Aries represents what is born in this moment and quickly races forward in a quest to experience the adventure of creating a powerful future. Life in the physical starts in Aries with full confidence in its powers of manifestation. Aries rules the head and sees no difficulty in identifying what it wants and then pursuing it fully. It has become impatient with the gestational time in Pisces and is ready to explode forth fully formed. Still strong in its consciousness is the sense that all is possible. It embarks courageously towards manifestation of its desires in this solid realm. There is a constant coming back to the present, only to quickly assess the terrain then rush forward on the heroic quest.

My task now is to adventure forward towards the dreams I have been incubating over Pisces. My desire is to recognise that anxiety and impatience are only side effects of excited  enthusiasm for the future. I know I have the powers of the universe behind me and can rush ahead to territory other aspects of myself would consider foolish.

The Sun has already entered Aries and the Moon will join it tomorrow in a forward thrust which I believe will mark the beginning of an extraordinary year. So pull yourself together, hold on to your hats, we are off on the ride of a lifetime.

 

I would love to hear any stories of your own experiences or ambitions.

 

Image: “Young girl winning chariot race, engraving from red-figure Greek vase”  www.amnh.org…


 



Pisces Possum

(Previously part of a post on The Boundless Living Community)

The energies of the New Moon are ushered in and have played out in my life as illustrated in the following story.

I had a fitful night full of dream messages, not recalled.

Driving to the college bus with my daughter, we find a Ringtail Possum sitting in the middle of the road. It is upright and licking itself with no intention of moving. We find she has an open wound on her head but is otherwise unhurt. We bundle her into the car as she would have been in danger of being hit by another car or being preyed on by ravens or eagles.

As we drive to the bus, the oil light comes on. At the same time my daughter exclaims in panic that she has lost the shark tooth she wears around her neck. Her boyfriend loaned this to her as a love token. It is very precious to him and has ancestral significance. My daughter is horrified she may have lost it. She asks me to search for it.

We are overwhelmed; daughter, possum and I. The oil light turns off averting the need to stop before we get to the bus. My daughter leaves and I breathe for a moment. I know this is the beginning of a new story even without the Pisces elements of dreams, oil, tending to the suffering, holding too much in my consciousness, sea animals, loss and ancient ancestral stories.

What to do? I have a possum bleeding over my car and I am not unaware that it could panic and do damage to me as I drive. No, I believe it is calm. I figure I will return it where it was found. There is an old overgrown quarry on our property that I believe is her territory. If I can find shelter there she may be able to recover. I try to coax her out of the car but she is too much for me to handle. I leave the door open while I look for the shark’s tooth. It is not there. I realise it is findable wherever else it may be; we can search later.

The possum hasn’t left of her own accord. I try to push her out. She ends up suspended by her tail out the door. She has wrapped her tail around the lever under the seat and will not be moved. I decide she doesn’t want to return back to the wild and return her to the car.  Besides  all I can hear are the cries of predatory birds and wonder if they can sense the wounded. When I returned home she is still entrenched. I get water, rescue remedy fruit and leave them for her. I go on with my day, returning regularly. She is curled up asleep as if it was her nest. So very cute.

Evening comes and it is time to pick my daughter up. It is also time for hibernating possums to awaken. No way am I driving a car with a frisky possum. My partner and I manage to get her out and put her in an old animal shelter. I check the oil, as good as empty. I notice the brake fluid is very low. A wire disconnects which affects the car starting. The garage is 8 km away. I reconnect the line. The car starts. The oil light doesn’t come on, the brakes are okay and so I risk it. We arrive safely and easily take care of the car.

The possum is okay overnight and shows signs of eating, drinking and moving around. We decide to leave it another night till the wound is on the mend. By evening, however the possum is spritely but absolutely tormented by flies. We have nothing to deter flies. I light incense all around having some vague idea, this may repel them. It seems to work a little.

Calls to vets are unsuccessful. We find a wildlife carer who fortuitously happens to be visiting the area and arrives soon after. They are excited that we have a Ringtail as their numbers are dwindling. The incense puzzles them. I suspect they think I have been practising some arcane ritual, (cackle, cackle!!!)  They secure the possum in a cloth pouch and rock her until she settles and is peacefully asleep. She will be taken to a hermit vet that cares for wildlife. If she survives she will be returned here to be released into the wild.

As this Pisces Moon cycle goes on I will reflect and uncover how this possum story plays out in my life. My conscious intention this cycle is to nurture this blog into the world. I am sensing that as I open up to the moment more experience becomes available to me. It is all glorious, if sometimes challenging. I am going with the expansion, welcoming each moment and step by step allowing myself to co-create with ease as I follow my dreams.

 

 

Possum image:  A ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus. Photo by Ester Beaton.