By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, our second new moon of Spring arrives Tuesday, April 26, 2017. The first moon of each of the four seasons brings forth new beginnings for a three month period. The second moon of each four seasons, expresses the fullness of our emotional life and lastly, the third moon of each of the four seasons brings us a completion of that 3 month season. This is the “trinity” of lunar work and we now enter it’s fullness of Spring…
The sabian oracle this moon: BRIDGE ACROSS THE DEEP GORGE. The conquest of separateness through cooperation.
The person who has suffered deprivation and loneliness can give new substance to his or her emotional life by participating in a collective project. All great evolutionary challenges imply the overcoming of basic difficulties. A step ahead must be taken, yet an abyss confronts the evolving person. It is no longer a personal void, an “open grave” but a chasm that is an integral part of the “land” upon which our evolution must proceed. A link must be built through the power of the collective and the group or of the community at large, on the basis of the legacy of our ancient past, to make a bridge over the canyon.
This is the first stage of the eighth five-fold process of “substantiation” where skill or spiritual discipline gives substance to and demonstrates our capacity to overcome our obstacles and to achieve a personal evolutionary continuity.
In constellation divination we enter Taurus the Bull, when the sun begins to warm up, and our outdoor work increases, such as planting our gardens, beginning a new project for the seasonal year, taking a hike or even how to spend our extra cash on something of value like planning a vacation for the year. In moon work we prepare emotionally for the seasonal year as well, planting seeds of healing, accepting difficult transformation and increasing awareness.
Because our inner emotional life and our outer physical life can never really be separated, we learn to loosen control of keeping them separated, by adding healing structures in order to self nurture and accept that self care as part of our values and personal responsibility.
This moon we have a powerful bucket of energy influencing our learning curve, as all T-Squares (triangle of tension) create for us. I circled it on the chart below and as you can see, the planets Uranus, Mercury, Sun and Moon are all aligned fortifying that T-Square tension. This means the lightening deep within you and your ability to communicate (or lack of) will have an impact within your intention this month.
Those who have set intentions for few years with us, know just how powerful the responses are from life when our intentions are… ‘too big’. Be very clear in your intention of inner growth this month and if you had a difficult moon last m, try a simpler intention to give yourself a break.
Venus who rules love, comfort & abundance will also be conjuncting Chiron, the signature of our personal past life karma and the wounded healer which may have a deeper impact on some of you and they are both square Saturn (responsibility). Venus and Taurus are about our ‘values’ and if there is an issue or struggle around our values, like love vs. money, this month use emotional honesty with groundedness.
Waiting for clarity’s direction with your signs and synchronicity can help with your partner or even an x-partner. If you are still working on an ex-partnership issue or an old love, especially if you have children, then this is the moon to set clear boundaries with a little bit of the stubbornness of Taurus the Bull. Venus is ruled by Taurus, so they both want your values to come to the forefront this moon, especially if there is issues around money (sun work).
With Uranus and Jupiter involved in this cycle (again), just like the full moon two weeks ago, then change, chaos, rebel, truth or lies will enter near the full moon again. Expect a continuing theme this month with what you were personally working on last month, except now – we have the ability to be more grounded in this earthy Taurus cycle.
James Burgess says that the degree of this moon’s cycle is about “application” …
“Having power, we expect to apply it, to resist imposition and to overcome obstacles in pursuit of our desires, and this expectation is a compelling motivating force that reaches out to find mountains to climb and oceans to cross. Inevitably, issues arise. Often, dark energies become quite dominant, and we have to come to terms with choices where we are absolutely challenged on matters of principle.
It takes greatness of self-assurance to trust that the dark side will lead to the light, and indeed that there is no other path available to travel if one is to awaken at the very deepest levels of self. The supreme test – to master reality – requires the attitude of a magician, who applies a powerful will, and a profound inner sense of spiritual heritage, in order to shift manifestation around.
In all realms, whether higher or lower, we can play the role of creator. Everything is then seen on a symbolic level as a representation of the deeper hidden truths – and this way of eventually seeing and then living this life becomes a path that supports continual self-renewal. It is found by the wise rather counter-intuitive power hungry. It is the personal influence which arises through complete self-application in service to the needs of others and the complete healing of self.”
Example New Moon intentions :
I respect myself
I apply motivation to where I feel stagnant
I love myself in a healthy way
I value my inner ____________
I am positive
I listen deeply
I practice self control
I use my will to direct my energy
I am balanced
I am responsible for my projections
I use my stubbornness in a positive way
I am strong emotionally (if you feel weak)
I am strong physically (if you feel week)
I protect myself with healthy boundaries
I have safe sexual boundaries
I use my sexual energy in positive ways
I am honest with myself
I express my frustrations in a healthy way
I embrace my new beginning
I am honest with myself
I am responsible for my anger
I embrace joy
I accept my strong emotions
Or come up with one of your own, where you wish to “become aware” of within your own emotional nature! Blessings and happy second moon of Spring !
Sources: Astrology art by Erte; Sabian Mysteries by James Burgess;