As we wax into the exact Aries Full Moon tonight, September 24, at 7:52 p.m. PT & 10:52 p.m. ET, we cannot fail to see the issues of male & female, the patriarchy vs. the matriarchy, animus/anima playing out in the collective!
Pay attention to how this applies to your own life!
• Where have you comprised too much for the sake of partnership & “peace?”
• Where do you need to stand up and fight for yourself now?
This Aries Full Moon highlights past traumas—particularly as they relate to the issue of sexuality & disempowerment or forced silence (be this self-imposed or otherwise) as it conjoins wounded healer Chiron and opposes both the Libra Sun & Mercury.
• What’s the message you’ve been afraid to reveal & where have you been disadvantaged by your silence thus far in life?
• How can you speak out about past wounds without fear that others may seek to kill the messenger!
Remember your message is valid regardless of any response to that message!
The Aries Full Moon’s square to Saturn advises us this may require a great deal of courage, and we may have to stand alone—at first…
Try to refrain from victim behavior as Chiron retrograde reenters the sign of Pisces on the 25th, & know that the Libra Sun trines Mars on Sept. 28, which should make it easier for us all to speak out & to maintain the kind of fair & just balance Libra desires.
When Pluto stations direct on September 30, its sets us up for greater empowerment, regardless of how disempowered we may have felt in the past, especially around Plutonian themes that may have remained hidden (sexual harassment/abuse, blackmail, betrayal, manipulation, etc.)—until now…
Join me Thursday, September 27, @ 11 a.m. P & 2 p.m. E, when we look at the upcoming October 5 Venus station retrograde in Scorpio with Julija Simas, professional astrologer & head of the Cosmic Intelligence Association (C.I.A.!) https://karmicevolution.com/astrologically-speaking/
See you then, namaste…
The Mother & Child Reunion
The Sun in protective, sensitive, caring, nurturing, vulnerable, watery & emotional Cancer represents home, family, roots, tradition, mother, security, habit, memory, & the past. In a nutshell, it’s childhood.
Ruled by the Moon, Cancer is your inner child, your emotions, what I like to call your “soul.” It doesn’t reason, it FEELS. And in so doing, it tells us what we need to feel truly secure. But Cancer energy often hides her true feelings. Deemed too painfully fragile or confusingly emotional to reveal, Cancer subjugates her emotional needs to those of others.
So, while the Cancer archetype shines through the figure of a loving, sensitive, & nurturing mother, her darker archetypal side lies sometimes in coddling & over-protecting her children and, more importantly, herself.
Think of it this way: who wants to expose their most sensitive vulnerable parts to the world? Not Cancer! No! Archetypal Cancer energy is far more suited to deflect attention from its own emotional well-being and to distract people from worrying about her by focusing on taking care others.
Such behavior is often driven by FEAR–fear of exposure of one’s most vulnerable sensitive parts, one’s most fragile emotions–which often sends the Cancer archetype diving back into her shell for safety & the comforting reassurance that no harm will befall her there.
Compassion, understanding, mothering, & security fall into the category of “emotional needs,” at least for most of us. This Cancer New Moon opposite Pluto calls us to dig down to the bottom of our emotional depths to contemplate whether we’re getting what we need emotionally or not.
Do past memories and habits influence what we think we need to feel emotionally secure? Or does staying tied to the emotional past make us feel better? Do we mistakenly assuming that old habits & behaviors (relationship dynamics, for example) are better (read: less scary) than developing new habits and patterns?
That which is familiar is comfortable, but not necessarily the healthiest, as many of us know.
When the Cancer Moon meets up with the Cancer Sun and both luminaries oppose Pluto in Capricorn July 12 we will experience a showdown between our need to expose our true emotional needs and our desire to keep them hidden.
The question now becomes: what’s truly beneficial for your soul on an emotional level? How can you become your own best, nurturing, mother?
Heart & Soul Of The Matter
Pluto’s about transformation. He says: “kill or be killed.” Any death in our external world—be it literal or circumstantial (say, like the death of a relationship or job, for example)–is representative of an ending.
But death need not be literal, and in fact most often is not. Rather, often death is symbolic, metaphorical, figurative. Literal or symbolic, it’s of utmost importance to understand that death paves the way for new life, and that when something dies it creates space for something new to be born.
It’s simply that often we don’t recognize such symbols, synchronicities, or circumstances for what they really represent, and so we grieve endlessly, pine, whine, beg and cry, praying to go back to the future again though we know it’s impossible…
This Cancer New Moon takes on greater import because it’s also a solareclipse. Solar eclipses are like jump starts to a car battery. Often, they can give us a jolt. We may be shocked, surprised, taken aback, nonplussed, etc., but whether we deem such surprises “good” or “bad” remains to be seen.
An eclipse’s energy may take effect in our lives up to three weeks prior to the actual event, so think back. Certainly, this eclipse’s energy was in play at the June 27/28 Capricorn Full Moon, which aligned Saturn & the Moon in Capricorn and pitted them both against the sensitive, vulnerable, Cancer Sun.
At that time, the Capricorn Full Moon asked us to release unnecessary judgments, both self-judgments and those which condemn others. We could not ask for a clearer archetypal metaphor representing the split between our inner judgmental authority “father” figure and our internal unconditionally nurturing “mother.”
Now, however, as the two luminaries unite in Cancer & face-off with Pluto in Capricorn, we’ve got a repeat of similar energies—at least up to a point since it’s a Cancer/Capricorn kinda opposition still. It’s the two luminaries’ opposition to Pluto that provides us the opportunity to kill off old, outworn, obsolete internalized shadow parental figures of yesterday, yesteryear, or yester-life. Pluto, the king of “endings,” symbolizes quite clearly that it’s our own fear of becoming conscious of our shadows that needs to die now…
Eclipse energy can influence us for between six months to two years, in general, or longer depending on the duration of the actual eclipse. This is a partial solar eclipse, and so likely to be of shorter duration than past or future total eclipses of the Sun.
No, I Would Not Give You False Hope
Take heart, as the intensity ratchets up as we approach the July 12 Cancer New Moon solar eclipse @ 20-degrees 41-minutes @7:48 p.m. PT, 10:48 p.m. ET.
Jupiter, the planet of higher consciousness, stationed direct in Scorpio–the sign ruled by Pluto–July 10 @13 degrees, providing some context for our intensity and for that of those around us. Jupiter direct (expansion of consciousness) in Scorpio (shadow side, secrets, truth, transformation, etc.) provides the opportunity for us to more consciously confront our shadow side–both personal & collective.
And who’s the best protagonist to represent one’s shadow side? Right you are, it’s Pluto! That’s because Pluto’s evolutionary purpose lies with allowing us to transform from being scaredy-cats—you know, afraid of our own shadows!—into strong empowered individuals.
In essence, Jupiter’s station direct in Scorpio increases its expansive affect upon this Cancer New Moon solar eclipse, allowing us to better recognize the not so nice parts of ourselves and to realize they’re not so scary after all…
Meanwhile, Venus entered virtuous Virgo on July 9, proffering us additional background information leading up to the July 12 Cancer New Moon solar eclipse. Venus in Virgo offers us a way to better digest, cope with, & integrate our shadow through the incorporation of daily rituals and holistic (read: metaphysical & energetic) practices.
Don’t Let The Shadow Win!
As with all new Moons, this is an extremely fertile time. This Cancer New Moon solar eclipse invites us to plant seeds of unconditional self-love & self-nurturing so that we may stand strong and work in tandem with the evolutionary forces of Pluto rather than against them.
How do we do this?
Whenever Pluto’s concerned, it’s always better to go with the flow than against it! And any death—be it literal or metaphorical–clears the way for new birth.
We can start by bringing our unconscious thoughts & behavior patterns into consciousness. While we’ve got so much retrograde activity in the heavens currently, why not review (or look back at & acknowledge) unhealthy habits or behaviors, negative thinking, & harsh self-judgments in the cold hard light of day.
The more we need to learn empowerment, the greater our challenges will seem leading up to this Cancer New Moon solar eclipse. It’s now we may come face to face with that which we fear the most: our unconsciously driven behaviors, so often reflected back to us in the behavior of others.
Yes, that’s what I said: if we’re not conscious of our shadow side, we project that energy out and it’s mirrored back to us through others, particularly as this Cancer New Moon solar eclipse opposes the king of shadows, Pluto…
Only then can we determine whether to continue to repress these negative thought patterns & behaviors, or to plant seeds to begin integrating them into our consciousness so that we may become whole. At a certain point in each of our lives, we’re called to come out of hiding and practice being our own best mother.
Healthy mothers don’t make negative judgments about their children. They don’t treat them badly, cruelly, starve them of sustenance in the form of either food or love. And in that way, they nurture us into happy, healthy, emotionally mature adults who’ve learned how to nurture ourselves.
Try A Little Tenderness…
We may all plant seeds at this Cancer New Moon solar eclipse that can blossom into true internal emotional security & the knowledge that it’s ok to tend to your own emotional needs first.
When that happens, you’ll withdraw the projection onto others of your own needs, stop attracting needy partners, and come clean about what it takes you make you feel happy, healthy, and emotionally secure FIRST before you go out to nurture others…
As always, easier said than done, but Venus–now in virtuous, service & health-oriented Virgo–says we must practice. We all know Rome wasn’t built in a day, so take it slow, as every step forward represents progress toward greater consciousness…
Pluto as an archetypal energy likes to tear down or destroy that which is no longer necessary for us as we make our way along our evolutionary path. The more we resist moving forward, the harder we may fall, at least in our own minds and hearts. So, our mission revolves around getting to the heart of the matter in ways that don’t devastate us.
Now’s the time to discern what we need to feel truly nurtured through non-judgmental self-compassion. We might ask ourselves the following questions now:
· If I were a plant, how often would I need to be watered (or fed,or held, or listened to, or simply to cry without being judged a wuss or a softie or a pansy, or attacked?)
· What makes me feel secure at my core, makes my heart & soul sing–how can I do (or get) more of that?
· What can I do to nurture myself without having to rely on others to do it for me? (Be especially mindful of the smaller things you may incorporate into your life on a daily or other regular basis such as meditation, yoga/exercise, or the exchange of one habit for another—such as, say, smoking for juicing, or tv watching for walking!)
When we tend to our own hearts, we need not waste extraneous energy on others and thereby deplete our own emotional reserves. So, asking who or what drains you and/or makes you unhappy vs. who or what lights up your heart because they nurture you?Therein lies the secret of what makes people & all living things grow healthy, tall, and strong!
Here’s Paul Simon’s Mother & Child Reunion, which seems perfect for this Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse energy!
“No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Oh, little darling of mine
I can’t for the life of me
Remember a sadder day
I know they say let it be
But it just don’t work out that way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again
No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Oh, little darling of mine
I just can’t believe it’s so
Though it seems strange to say
I never been laid so low
In such a mysterious way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again…“
~ Paul Simon
Do You Know What You Don’t Know?
Tonight’s Capricorn New Moon @26-degrees 54-minutes in the sign of the goat calls us to get serious about both what we KNOW and what we have still to learn.
Capricorn, ruled by authoritative serious taskmaster Saturn, is never in it for the kicks. Rather, this is an archetypal energy that’s old and rigid when it’s born and slowly relaxes to become more flexible as it ages.
What does that mean?
It means that right now we find the ruler of this perigee (closer to Earth than most full moons), blue (two full moons in the same month) Capricorn Full Moon large, in charge, & relentless in its goal to make us wiser…
This is particularly true now not only because the Moon & Sun, but also Saturn, Mercury, Venus, & Pluto are in the same sign—hoo boy, that’s a lotta Cappyenergy! In addition, and at least until March 8 when Jupiter stations retrograde— all planets are in forward motion now.
Most astrologers liken Capricorn energy to serious, success-oriented, and goal-driven behaviors, and all of this is true. Capricorn energy possesses a propensity for hard work, organization, upward mobility, and maintaining a positive reputation in a particular field, specific industry, or the wider world in general.
Astrologer & Jungian analyst Liz Greene tells us in her book “Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil” that Saturn’s placement in our birth chart informs us where we came into this lifetime feeling inadequate. Likewise, any house (or houses) ruled by Saturn’s Capricorn are likely to be areas where our personal inadequacies rear their ugly heads.
Where Saturn resides in our chart (by house & sign), and the house or houses ruled by this mentor figure, tells us where we’re likely to feel frustrated, thwarted in our self-expression, and/or to meet with difficulties.
However, here’s the good news: We come in with a road map—where Saturn lives in our chart (and the house or houses ruled by him) is where we’re CONSCIOUS of our self-perceived inadequacies. For this reason, many of us spend a large part of our early lives feeling flawed, but aware of our feelings, which eventually allows us to change them.
And how do we do that?
Simple: we learn!
“The frustrating experiences connected with Saturn are obviously necessary, as they are educational in a practical, as well as psychological, sense,” Greene states.
At this Capricorn New Moon, we’re all being asked to discover what we DON’T know, and how to best learn it. Likewise, we’re called to own what we DO know—what we’ve studied or worked hard to learn, whether it’s on an intellectual, emotional, physical, or spiritual basis.
Live & Learn From Fools & From Sages
In this day and age, I doubt there’s much dispute that different people learn best in a variety of different ways. So, some of us may have been handed our lessons from the harsher more subjective school of hard knocks as opposed to an objective, factual, logical, empirical, classroom & book-learned setting.
Capricorn is, after all, a practical earth sign, and it’s possible our lessons were learned through physical or mental repetition, whether in a classroom or out on the streets.
You know, repeating the same thing over and over until you finally “get” it…
Any way you slice it, Saturn-ruled Capricorn is about coming into this lifetime with a perceived deficit, and turning it—through hard work, dedication, and a desire to be the BEST you possible—into your metaphorical treasure chest.
Saturn represents lead. In the middle ages, alchemists attempted to change lead into gold. Little did they know this is impossible, and that what they were really attempting was to find external physical “proof” of the internal intangible metaphysical notion of transformation.
Whether we start out life thinking we possess a physical, emotional, mental or intellectual deficit doesn’t really matter. What’s important is that when we look back we recognize the slow, steady, determined, progress we’ve made to overcome being saddled with, or hampered by, this “deficit.”
This Capricorn New Moon’s exact message depends on the stage of your individual Saturnian journey, or where you’re at in the transformation of lead—or your perceived short-comings–into metaphorical gold.
However, whether we’re still young and working on it, middle-aged and more accomplished, or post-second Saturn return, it’s time for self-validation and to admit to ourselves that we have learned a thing or two from our painful past experiences.
If these experiences hurt us deeply enough, they likely propelled us into some level of self-awareness. If so, then Saturn’s done his job. However, what you dowith this newfound self-awareness ultimately makes the difference between “real” success and its mere outer trappings.
Sometimes it’s discerning between these two that presents the most serious Saturnian challenge.
Our lessons can come from anywhere—a parent, family member, teacher, friend, cleric, cop, lawyer/judge, colleague, boss, etc. Hell, we might even occasionally hear words of wisdom from our car mechanic or that dude on the checkout line in the grocery store…
It’s not where you hear it, it’s whether or not it applies…
You Got To Lose To Know How To Win
Pain is the mightiest teacher, as Liz Greene states, and it can teach us to become bitter, cold, and non-caring, or kind, appreciative, loving, and compassionate. Most of all, it teaches us self-compassion, something many of us may believe is unnecessary.
This Capricorn New Moon calls us to realign our thinking on this matter. First of all, where are you in your Saturnian journey? Do you use your self-perceived deficit to beat yourself up mentally or emotionally by thinking you’re not good enough and never will be?
For some, it’s time to continue to learn things for the first time, and this Capricorn New Moon asks you to commit to overcoming any personally-perceived inadequacies by moving forward and not giving up.
Giving up is not usually part of Capricorn’s lexicon, although initially this energy is capable of dragging us down farther than it is of lifting us up.
No matter how strong the downward pull toward negative thinking or depression becomes, it pays to remember that there’s another meaning to this energy. While negative past experiences may have hurt us deeply—partners leave, jobs end, possessions and/or money disappear—the message is often a deeply Saturnian one.
Initially, these painful losses most likely strengthened our conviction that we suck big time at something or other in life.
However, the truth is that those people, circumstances, or things are/were not instrumental to our future growth and that to achieve our highest goals we’re better off without them.
In fact, over time, you may understand how it was these external people or circumstances that dragged you down in the first place…
In fact, some of us may too often fast forward to feeling another’s pain, but lack the ability to acknowledge our own pain and learn self-sympathy as a result. This can seriously trip us up as we’re faced with learning life’s lessons.
It pays to remember there’s an alchemical process at work here.
This Capricorn New Moon may depress us, slow us down, or make us exceptionally cautious; however, it teaches us also that slow and steady wins the race.
While some of us may feel inert, depressed, or as if the world has turned an even darker shade of black at this time, we can remind ourselves that we’re in the middle of a transformative process…
Perhaps we can conceive that our thoughts have a grander purpose–one that can assist us to find a raison d’etre in the microcosm or macrocosm of our life at any given point, or help us recognize our true path forward…
…one that’s meant to lead us to our internal metaphorical gold.
We metaphysicians call this “soul growth.”
For others, the impetus behind self-improvement initiatives resulted in the feeling that you’ve “arrived.” You’ve learned what there is to know in any particular area of life and now you’re ready to become a mentor.
Helping us out at this Capricorn New Moon, regardless of which pattern fits your life right now, is Jupiter in Scorpio’s sextile to Pluto in Capricorn providing us the opportunity to expand our own consciousness through self-empowerment.
Remember that Pluto, the slowest moving planet in our galaxy, set the Capricorn backbeat in 2008 when he first moved into this sign I like to call “business as usual.” At that time, we experienced here in the U.S. a great recession, as housing prices tumbled and many home owners fell into debt.
We’ve come back from that now, but Pluto’s journey through Capricorn has a few more years still to go. Last December he was joined by Saturn moving into its own sign, which strengthens this Capricorn theme even more for at least the next three years.
The other planets in Cap at this Capricorn New Moon are a definite statement that our chickens have come home to roost and that the piper must be paid…no longer can we run from our perceived inadequacies by sweeping them under the rug or pretending they don’t bother us.
Now is the time to plant seeds that will grow into greater self-empowerment, not despite our perceived inadequacies or flaws, but because of them!
Insecurity is insecurity whether you let it drag you down into the quicksand or you turn it inside out and mask it behind a facade of superiority. Either way, you’re burdened by not being true to yourself…
“If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in ife, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It’s been codified as myths, proverbs, cliches, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of very great story. Teh whole trick is keeping the trugh up front in daily consciousness.“ ~ David Foster Wallace
Outside The Box Structure
At this Capricorn New Moon, we also have Mars quincunx Uranus, the planet of unexpected change, reminding us not to move too carelessly or too fast.
Aquarius energy, when deemed to be ruled by Uranus, is conceived of as revelatory and revolutionary. When we consider Saturn to be the ruler of Aquarius, we find a recipe for building or rebuilding new structure from within.
A Capricorn New Moon would not call for revolution, even when followed so closely by the Sun’s ingress into Aquarius, the sign of humanity.
Rather, the signs seem to point–as Mars moves into a trine to wounded healer Chiron, that we use our own willpower to shift around some of our internal energies. If we bring them into greater alignment little by little, we can face our future boldly and without fear.
When Venus moves into Aquarius on January 17, our relationships become a bit more daring and less conventional. The Sun follows Venus into the sign of the water bearer on January 19, and it’s then we’ll be called to take this Capricorn New Moon’s commitment to build a stronger sense of internal security to heart.
Through knowing that if we’re ever left totally on our own WE WILL SURVIVE!
And that, if the foundation under our feet crumbles away unexpectedly, we’ll soldier on, and rebuild it stronger and better than it was originally. It’s this kind of knowledge that helps us become a little less fearful day by day…
Remember the Capricorn backbeat–all else springs from, reverberates around, and resonates to this bass line. When we attribute Saturn’s rulership to forward-thinking, ahead of its time Aquarius, we can rest assured we’ll download how to rebuild or restructure any system by tapping into something greater than ourselves…
Steven Tyler‘s song/video Dream On seems to have the perfect lyrics to capture this Capricorn New Moon energy’s message that as time goes by, we live and we learn…
“Every time when I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn’t that the way
Everybody’s got the dues in life to pay
I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it’s everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win
Half my life’s in books, written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages
You know it’s true, oh
All the things come back to you
Sing with me, sing for a year
Sing for the laughter, and sing for my tear
Sing with me, if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, and sing for the tear
Sing it with me, if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Dream on, Dream on, Dream on
Dream until the dream comes true…”
~ Steven Tyler
RESOLUTION TO BUILD A FIRM & LOVING FOUNDATION
The message emanating from today’s Cancer Full Moon is one that reminds us to relax and release any rigid thinking keeping us chained to a tough love mentality of the “pull yourself up by your bootstraps and simply succeed, man!” kind…
What’s wrong with that way of thinking, you ask?
Nothing, as long as it’s NOT at the expense of one’s ability to feel and to exhibit compassion—especially self-compassion.
Since Saturn began his journey December 19 through his own sign of Capricorn—where he’ll reside for three years–he’s joined Pluto, the king of slow transformation, already in Capricorn since late 2008.
The Sun & Venus followed Saturn into Capricorn for their monthly stays on December 21 & 24, respectively, and we’ve seen a shift over the past two weeks since December 18’s fiery Sagittarius New Moon energy into staid Capricorn–a far more grounded, earthy, ambitious, practical, success-oriented archetype.
In short, we got a whole lotta Capricorn energy goin’ on right now…
This Cancer Full Moon is fine with that, but what she craves most is emotional safety and security. To her, achieving THAT defines success!
At this lunation, The Cancer Moon—the sign of family, security, the past & its memories, habitual behavior, nurturing mother, vulnerability, & deeply ingrained emotional psychological patterns—opposes the harsher less emotive Capricorn energy.
As she stands in opposition to not only the Capricorn Sun, but to Saturn, Pluto, & Venus in Capricorn as well, she tells us now’s the time to release any fears that prohibit the building, maintaining, or expanding of our foundation for future success.
And by foundation, I mean both the inner & outer structures upon which we may work toward a successful future…
NO LOVE WITHOUT COMPASSION!
The Cancer Full Moon highlights for us all the issue of fear, and asks that we initiate the process of non-attachment—from both our material and emotional worlds…
In its quest for success, Capricorn energy often forgets how rigid and cold (two archetypal traits of its ruler, the planet Saturn) it can appear when making judgments, signing cut and dried contracts, and myopically climbing the ladder of personal success.
We can almost hear the uber-sensitive, compassionate Cancer Full Moon beseeching this cluster of planets (stellium) in Capricorn to hear her plaintiff plea: “Yes, but what’s all of your success FOR? If it’s NOT about building a heartfelt connection to those we love for the purpose of emotional security & fulfillment, then WHAT?”
This Cappy stellium is likely to reply ingenuously, “what’s love got do to with it?”
Ah, yes, what indeed?
Capricorn, ruled by Saturn–Father Time & Lord of Karma–is always about structure.
And any foundational structure encompasses our fundamental belief system because it’s our beliefs which provide us a strong sense of external reality. Capricorn, a cardinal earth sign, represents taking initiative in the material physical world.
On the more metaphysical side, Capricorn the goat wasn’t always a dry land creature—he was once of the sea. This sea-goat, who climbed ambitiously out of the chaotic emotional waters of the ocean deep and onto terra firma, did so to adapt, evolve and, eventually, to thrive.
Think of the huge amount of motivation & ambition it took for this sea creature to drag himself from the ocean onto the shore, and the subsequent power he must have felt through accomplishing this goal. Such a feat was seconded only by his survival, adaptation to new terrain, and his ability to sidestep any potential environmental perils.
Despite the sea-goat’s metamorphosis—or more precisely because of it–the symbolism is clear: the Capricorn archetype originated from emotional beginnings. Its watery inception, however, was shed—like a snake sheds its skin—and replaced by earthy, practical, physical concerns.
The Cancer Moon in opposition to this strong Capricorn energy alerts us to remember that the Capricorn archetype contains within it the watery beginnings of the sea-goat. Ergo, it’s very existence is rooted in FEELING…
EVERY TIME I OPEN UP IT HURTS
Capricorn is uber-responsible; Cancer uber-sensitive…existential loneliness is the potential plight of the Capricorn archetype, while extreme emotional vulnerability through fear of abandonment is the Cancer archetype’s Achilles heel.
Cancer represents a more obviously emotionally vulnerable and compassionate archetypal energy rooted in early family life. However, her plight is the same: she’s driven not by fears of a dearth of physical resources, but rather by a lack of emotional ones.
Capricorn energy is more likely to take an uber-responsible stance and emotionally FEEL: “I’ll do it because I HAVE to—because nobody else will!” At his inner core, Capricorn is not convinced there are enough resources to go around, so he strives to achieve emotional security and satisfaction through the physical material plane.
It’s almost like saying the sea-goat realized intuitively that staying in the ocean forever wouldn’t ultimately provide enough boundaried security and safety. The sea is uncertain, amorphous, ever-moving. Capricorn’s archetypal energy isn’t comfortable with such uncertainty and inconstancy.
What’s was a Cap to do when he feels so ungrounded?
One possibility is that his deeply ingrained distrust of the finite nature of his world (read: current resources) led to his compulsive expansion onto land. Once there, however, his distrust that scarcity might leave him vulnerable again convinced him to keep pushing upward and onward…
Meanwhile, exposure of one’s soft white underbelly to the world at large frightens the heck out of the Cancerian archetype, causing her to fearfully run and hide from the world she deems to be too big, cold, and cruel to emotionally bear.
Fear can become the Cancerian manta and color everything in her world. Often this energy “hides” her extreme emotional vulnerability behind a mask of nurturing, compassionate mothering-type energy, and deflects attention away from her own deeply hidden emotional insecurities and fears of abandonment.
This Cancer Full Moon reminds us of the juxtaposition between these two archetypal energies, and that it’s integration that’s necessary.
We can’t go around being hard-asses our whole lives out of a desperate fear of losing our resources—a deeply hidden fear that simply perpetuates our need for more and more physical accoutrements.
Neither can we weep profusely, mire ourselves in fearful worry about emotional exposure and abandonment, or hide behind the guise of a “mothering” role forever…
YOU GOTTA HAVE HEART
Ah, but wait! It’s possible this Cancer Full Moon’s formation of a grand water trine to Neptune in Pisces and Mars/Jupiter in Scorpio can be of help!
While water equals emotion, a grand trine can work in one of two ways: it can cause us to tap into our emotional natures and have compassion for both ourselves and our fellow human beings, or it can create a kind of emotional closed circuit.
The latter means that our sensitivity at the Cancer Full Moon may flow inward ONLY and result in a kind of “why me?” mentality that sends us scuttling into our hard, protective shell. A shell from which we won’t emerge again until we feel completely, totally, unerringly SAFE.
What other defense does water energy have against such a seriously driven, boundaried, less emotional earth one like Capricorn?
The trick here is to recognize that, although Cancer & Capricorn are polar opposite energies, both have their origins in the watery emotional realm.
Helping us out is the sextile formed by Venus & the Sun to Neptune, providing us the opportunity to benefit from this a whole lotta feelin’ goin’ on now, too…
None of us survive on money alone. We can try, and many do, but when we recognize that our ambitious need to acquire is driven by our deeply hidden fears we see, if we are smart, the opportunity to better define and subsequently release these fears.
This Cancer Full Moon reminds such strong Capricorn energy—so likely to feel like the last man standing who develops an “I know this is gonna hurt, but it’s got to be done!” mentality—to remember that at heart it’s about HEART.
Capricorn may say “I’m doing it this way because this is the way it’s always been done!” Cancer reminds him that none of his knee-jerk rationales guarantee freedom from emotional hurt, and that lurking in the subconscious of Capricorn energy lies emotional depths about which this archetype is often unaware.
We know the Capricorn archetype seeks success but often perceives the universe as finite. So, it does not necessarily contemplate the emotional expansiveness that’s possible. Such expansiveness includes widening one’s definition of “success” out into the emotional realm. It’s here that safety and security for his soul might cause him to adjust his previous hard sought after goals…
If not, it’s too easy for the Capricorn archetype to continue to take his definition of success at face value, and to dismiss the more watery emotional realm that lies beneath.
The most obvious cliché stereotype is of the successful, rich, “I can have anything I want, long as I have money” business man who—although he owns a beautiful house in a desirable neighborhood, marries a beautiful wife, fathers beautiful children, and acquires many possessions—finds himself empty and unhappy. Charles Dickens’ Scrooge is a perfect example.
And so, this Cancer Full Moon reminds the Saturnian/Capricorn energy within each of us to be gentle with itself and to become aware of its vulnerabilities.
“Take down that mask of steely resignation and acknowledge from where such commitment to succeed comes!” this Moon cries. “Wo/man cannot live by reason and empirical success alone! WHY do you do what you do?”
Nor can one live by pure visceral gut-wrenching emotion alone.
This Cancer Full Moon asks us to get rid of anything that prevents us from integrating these two archetypal energies: the task master who wants to build the firmest boundaries possible through the material world, and the sensitive, vulnerable, frightened, hurt child within.
You know, the one who cries out in the night for love, acceptance, protection, solace, and healing…
SURPRISE, SURPRISE, URANUS STATIONS DIRECT
Almost exactly 12 hours after the Cancer Full Moon, Uranus, the planet of unexpected events, change, and revolutionary revelations, reverses course and will begin to pick up steam to travel full speed ahead.
What does this mean?
Well, within the context of the Cancer Full Moon, it’s going to be about not only tapping into your own capacity for self-compassion and forgiveness, but to then extend that out to loved ones and the world in general.
Uranus takes seven years transit through a sign, and usually a zodiacal house depending on the configuration of one’s individual birth chart. He retrogrades (appears to move backward) once annually for approximately five months each time.
Uranus last stationed retrograde on August 3, 2017 and now begins forward movement again on January 2, 2018.
The retrograde period for this planet, which rules the zodiacal sign Aquarius, is a time when we may reconnect to parts of ourselves that have been split off. If we think of Uranus/Aquarius as the harbinger of sudden unexpected events, we know that many times surprising events can be traumatic.
For this reason, sudden happenings can have long-term repercussions, both positive and negative in nature, depending.
What Uranus asks us most is to NOT stay eternally, perpetually, mind-numbingly the SAME forever! He’s anti-stagnation and for that reason seeks to shake us out of whatever rut we may have dug ourselves deeply into over the course of time.
Hence, his connotation with revelations, some of which may lead us to revolution in our personal lives or the wider world.
Erin Sullivan writes in “Retrograde Planets,” that “…the long-term process of the Uranus cycle is to gradually produce a new perspective.”
Aha! Eureka! Now we can ask ourselves as we begin the new year 2018 ahead, WHAT perspectives of ours need to be replaced? Where have our ways of thinking or our situations become outdated, no longer useful to us? And how can we replace the old with something new?
As we make our way into 2018, this theme will be prominent. It’s obvious in the politics of the world around us. Even if you’re not into national or global political happenings, one cannot fail to see that change is all around.
The external representation of internal changes? Methinks so…
“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~ Lao Tzu
It’s up to us all to recognize the silver lining in any cloud of change we incur in our lives and to make lemons into lemonade!
And we can start—this Cancer Full Moon tells us—by examining the beliefs by which we live, upon which we’ve built our foundational security, and determine whether they still hold true for us or whether they actual hinder us more than they help…
Into the deep dark shell of Cancerian vulnerability and the vastly hidden iceberg-like nature of Capricorn’s darkest fears that finite resources will assure his demise—for who can outrun physical death–can we shine a light?
Can we acknowledge that change is good and that no matter what happens we can go with the flow instead of becoming more rigid and inflexible due to fear, or burrow our heads deeper in the sand believing that if we can’t see it we won’t have to deal with it?
Uranus says “no!” It’s time for forward thinking solutions to any problems. The grand water trine with Mars/Jupiter squaring the Nodes is another clue that a “skipped step” within the collective is ripe for a karmic replay.
Ceres in Leo, conjunct the North Node & squared by Mars/Jupiter, indicate that issues around “sustenance”—faith and/or literal food/resources—are in play right now. Let’s not forget that Ceres/Demeter is the mythological mother of Persephone, who was kidnapped, raped, and made queen of the underworld by Pluto/Hades.
Ceres is not only a mythical mother figure, she’s the goddess of the grain/harvest, the holder of the secret to fertility–from which both heavenly & earthly manna is made.
Mar/Jupiter is quick & easy action; as part of the grand water trine to the Cancer Moon & Neptune, it can cause us to act impulsively, or provide the spark we need to ignite our inner fire…
The universe is asking “where do you engage in angry nurturing” rather than allowing yourself to gain the necessary sustenance (both literal and metaphorical) in a loving compassionate way?
The answer to that question may lead you to discover that your self-talk isn’t so nice, and that you might better benefit from replacing the tape in your head with a new, more positive and affirming one.
So, plant the bravest smile on your face, and sally forth reminding yourself that you DO have faith in the universe’s infinite wisdom, that everything happens precisely as it should, and that’s it all meant neither to hurt nor harm, but to allow us to co-create our own futures in a world that’s ever-changing…
Happy new year!
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Sam Smith’s song/video, Too Good At Goodbyes provides a telling glimpse into what can happen when we defend ourselves too dearly against our emotions. Check it out here!
“You must think that I’m stupid
You must think that I’m a fool
You must think that I’m new to this
But I have seen this all before
I’m never gonna let you close to me
Even though you mean the most to me
‘Cause every time I open up, it hurts
So I’m never gonna get too close to you
Even when I mean the most to you
In case you go and leave me in the dirt
And every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but it’s true
I’m way too good at goodbyes
(I’m way too good at goodbyes)
I know you’re thinkin’ I’m heartless
I know you’re thinkin’ I’m cold
I’m just protectin’ my innocence
I‘m just protectin’ my soul
I’m never gonna let you close to me
Even though you mean the most to me
‘Cause every time I open up, it hurts
So I’m never gonna get too close to you
Even when I mean the most to you
In case you go and leave me in the dirt
And every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but it’s true
I’m way too good at goodbyes
(I’m way too good at goodbyes)
‘Cause every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but it’s true
I’m way too good at goodbyes…”
Sagittarius New Moon: Your Higher Truth
Sagittarius energy–the sign ruled by the planet Jupiter, the great benefic—is always about expansion. It corresponds also with adventurous long-distance journeys, higher education, law, and philosophy of life, including religion.
Sagittarius encompasses how one’s philosophy of life manifests as what we come to believe in as the truth. For many people, such truths derive from an indoctrinated religion. For others, they emerge from deep within through an expanded consciousness derived by going out into the world with open-minded curiosity and wonder.
This is not a condemnation of organized religion. Far from it. Most major religions have resulted in the codification of morals and ethics into laws by which we live so that we may coexist peacefully and in community with our brothers and sisters.
So, yes, Sagittarius is an energy about expanding whatever it touches in your chart, but in the end–when you boil it all down–it’s really about one of the most important things we humans can experience, which is the expansion of our own consciousness.
It’s Sagittarius energy that allows us to jettison traditionalistic security-enhancing hardline religious ways of thinking–and to rise above them and onto a more spiritual plane. And such expansion—as many can attest–allows us to have faith without the need for tangible, empirical, concrete, physical proof.
This Sagittarius New Moon—when the Moon meets the Sun in the sky and we have what’s known as a dark of the moon period—provides fertile ground for planting the seed of faith in the world around us. And this may mean beginning to think in more expansive, all-inclusive, and spiritual ways.
Sagittarius New Moon Square Dance
Unfortunately, this Sagittarius New Moon is fraught with obstacles to overcome in terms of making strides toward the kind of faith derived from greater consciousness which, even on a good day, is no easy task!
The trouble begins with the fact that this 7 degree 42 minute Sagittarius New Moon squares Neptune, which conjuncts the South Node in Pisces, and the Virgo North Node. The nodal axis represents our karmic dilemma, meaning the energy we’re tasked with moving away from (in this case the Pisces South Node), and that which the universe encourages us to move toward (Virgo.)
Astrologer Steven Forrest likes to say that any planets squaring the nodal axis show us what may have “vexed”–or blocked–us in prior lifetimes, as well as in our current one. Squares in astrology are always challenges requiring a good bit of inner strength and insight to recognize and overcome.
As discussed in previous writings, I view Neptune on the South Node and in the sign of Pisces as very much about the struggle to move away from seeing people, circumstances, and things the way we want to see them, rather than as they really are.
Under the influence of Neptune–the planet of illusion, delusion, and confusion–we may repress our own greatness and project it out and onto another or others, thus making them larger than life and casting them in the role of saviors or redeemers.
Think of sitting in the first row of a movie theater and looking up at your larger-than-life favorite movie star or celebrity from that perspective, and I think you’ll get what I mean.
The Sun square Neptune sets us up right now to quest after the elusive father figure, to idolize males in our lives who appear to us to be redeemers. The Moon square Neptune can make us prone to invasion by other peoples’ energies and, as a result, to feel depressed, fatigued, enraged, or whatever emotion we may empathically pick up from others and/or the collective right now.
Neptune & The Con That We Call “Love”
The challenge right now is to try to recognize what’s real and what is not.
A tall order when Neptune/Pisces energy is involved, especially if this Sagittarius New Moon degree falls in a significant area of your own personal horoscope.
The trouble with Neptune—often referred to as the planet of illusion, confusion, and delusion—is with our tendency to project. All that glitters is not gold, as they say, and this is particularly true whenever Neptune or Pisces energy is involved.
Often, it’s tough to tell whether another has deceived us into thinking of them as savior-like, or if we ourselves boosted them to such great heights. Let’s call it the “rose-colored glasses” syndrome…
In the end, the question always becomes how much have we allowed others to deceive us with promises of happily-ever-after-love-and commitment, glory, wealth, stability, health, etc., and how much is based upon our own illusory thinking?
Neptune/Pisces energy is always concerned with redemption—accomplished only by returning to source energy. In cruder parlance, it’s the attempt to return to the mother’s womb. Metaphorically, it’s the womb of the great mother–a place where we’re all connected as one, lost in a blissful state of the collective unconscious. In this context, Neptune/Pisces’ connotation with escapism is undeniable.
This kind of energy can leave us vulnerable to escapism, illusory thinking, dreams that have zero basis in reality–and which cause us to project onto the greater screen in our minds the gloriousness of another. Hence, Neptune/Pisces represents both the victim and the savior.
A Martyr In My Bed Tonight
Compounding this conundrum on this Sagittarius New Moon is the fact that it’s joined by the asteroid Juno, which also squares Neptune and the Nodes. The question becomes: is our thinking vis-à-vis partnership clear right now?
Juno, the Roman counterpart to the Greek Hera—the wife of Jupiter/Zeus, the king of the gods—has an honored place among the pantheon of the gods. Mythologically, however, Juno/Hera is regularly deceived by Jupiter/Zeus in the realm of marriage–which in our latter day more parochial view is sanctioned as a supposedly unbreakable bond with our partner.
Now, this isn’t saying that everyone’s partner is going to deceive them at this Sagittarius New Moon. No, no, no! Rather, it’s about asking yourself whether any partner you’ve chosen is of the same belief system as you and whether it matters…and how, why, and where we may project onto them attributes they, in fact, do not possess.
Here are a few questions we might ask ourselves at this Sagittarius New Moon:
- Where might a partner appear to be on board with our thinking, but turn out to have quite different views?
- How can we transcend our rigid thinking and allow this person to coexist in our lives without having to dump him or her, deceive them, or allow ourselves to be deceived by them?
- How might we be idolizing or idealizing a partner out of all proportion?
- Where are we so desperate for a redeemer that we’re willing to accept less than?
- How can we fulfill our needs in partnership from within first and without second?
As we move forward and question our partnerships, our answer about whether to leave such partnerships behind may in some cases be a resounding “yes!” while in others the issues won’t prove big enough to be deal breakers.
Going deep now about where we’ve fooled ourselves into thinking that someone else can solve our problems is bigly in play right now. While we may find that we’ve projected our desires out to a political figure, a cleric, our boss, or someone in our more personal sphere, it behooves us all to try to put our finger on it.
Failure to do so can result in many of us chasing the kind of rainbows that both Neptune/Pisces and Jupiter/Sagittarius allow us to project out and onto the world at large, and can set us up for major disappointment in the future…
Why Don’t We Break The Rules Already?
As Jupiter squares Pluto during this New Moon (and begins move into opposition with Uranus over the next few months as well) it’s a good idea to look at improving your relationships, but avoid obsessing over what you think is right.
Remember, to be really convinced that your truths really are true—for you—you might need to reexamine your ideas of right and wrong. Then, if you have the courage of your convictions you can stand on solid, not shaky, ground. If not, you are likely to run into resistance from another or others. Try to avoid power-tripping anyone now as well!
Jupiter begins to move into opposition with Uranus, creating—along with the tight square of Venus to Uranus on this Sagittarius Full Moon–the desire for change by busting loose, a.k.a., freedom. This energy will wax in strength as this opposition becomes exact between December 2016 and February 2017.
Although Venus moves quickly, its square to Uranus at the precise moment of this Sagittarius New Moon signifies that our values are also up for reflection and introspection. Venus always bottom lines for us that which gives us pleasure via the five senses and the physical body, and what truly makes us feel good–which then becomes that which we value.
However, this square to Uranus may makes us feel too hemmed in or unable to move freely, and may foretell the sudden throwing over of anyone or anything now in our attempt to be free. Or someone may throw us over instead.
Let’s face it, how can we be flexible if we’re stuck, complacent, or too resistant to change? Anyone or anything in your life that causes stagnation may have to go…if not in the short term, then Venus square Uranus may trigger events on this Sagittarius New Moon that conspire (as Jupiter moves into opposition to Uranus) to result in your moving on in one way or another, whether by choice or not…
“The other night, you wouldn’t believe
the dream I just had about you and me
I called you up, but we’d both agree
It’s for the best you didn’t listen
It’s for the best we get our distance…”
What Do I Stand For?
Despite this, however, the true danger with this Sagittarius New Moon squaring Neptune and the Nodes becomes settling in to a new kind of rigidity. But this is not a Saturnine rigidity—rather, this is a Jupiter/Sagittarius shadow side rigidity.
Thinking we know everything, that we have all the answers, can be a major pitfall here. And the possibility of projecting this onto a leader because it’s part of the collective unconscious deserves acknowledgment…
Such a mindset stops us at the borders of our current consciousness and allows the ego, which is Saturnine, to proceed unchecked. Drawing our wagons in a circle, so to speak, to barricade our boundaries from infiltration by the “other” is a danger we’d be well-apprised to consider before we mount any kind of ideological attack on any other individual, group, nation, religion, race, gender, etc.
Neptune at the South Node in Pisces runs the risk of letting it all float awaydownstream as we lie helpless to stop it. This kind of anesthetization has been prevalent in the world for a while—one need only examine where one knows one checks out in order to avoid dealing with the harsher realities of real life as proof.
The issue becomes whether we can go deep and actually consciously investigate what might lie under the surface, embedded in our psyches, that prevents us from moving toward Virgo North Node energy–clarity, detail orientation, discernment, and nuance.
In short, do we possess the capability to make out of Neptune and the South Node’s hazy Piscean Haldane soup something concrete, something manifest, something we can live with and by
A belief system that not only arises from the deeper depths of your soul’s true knowledge, but which softens ideological boundaries rather than fortifying them into a rigidly constructed belief system that never allows your thinking to change is something to ponder now…
If we convince ourselves to take that higher road, we’re able to embark on the journey that Jupiter’s Sagittarian energy so often encompasses. Freedom to think as one chooses, even if one is in the minority, the adventuress-ness to soar to new heights of the mind–but in alignment with the true needs of the soul–is what this Sagittarius New Moon cries out for us all to try to do…
The energy of this Sagittarius New Moon brings into mind another time when conflicting ideologies caused war between previously peaceful factions…when I saw that FUN had used a civil war themefor its video, it was like a reminder of where things can head if we do not keep an open mind and open dialogue with those who philosophies of life may be different from ours…
“But I still wake up, I still see your ghost
Oh Lord, I’m still not sure what I stand for, oh
What do I stand for? Oh what do I stand for?
Most nights, I don’t know…
So this is it? I sold my soul for this?
Washed my hands of that for this?
I miss my mom and dad for this?
No. When I see stars, when I see stars, that’s all they are
When I hear songs, they sound like a swan, so come on…”
* “The video shows a fictional battle taking place during the American Civil War and the band singing from afar as war breaks out with lead singer Nate appearing as the commander of the Union force. The story also follows two particular soldiers, one from each side of the conflict. From the Confederacy, the song follows a middle-aged farmer clearly in love with his life, land, and animals, while from the Union side the story follows two young lovers torn apart as the young man heads off to the fight. The broken loves, of beauty and of nature, eventually clash in the battle with consequences for both the loser and winner, showing that the personal costs of war will continue far beyond the battleground.” [Wikipedia]
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On this Scorpio New Moon, when the Moon meets up with the Sun in the sign of the scorpion (who’s sting can transform us from one dimension to another, i.e., through the transformative cycle of death and rebirth), the time is ripe for evolution…
What kind of evolution?
Well, evolution implies the need for change, and when it comes to Scorpio energy, it’s about empowerment and/or dis-empowerment.
Whichever way you roll, it’s got the word power in it, lol…
Ergo, the question becomes: will change help move us toward true personal empowerment, or will resistance keep us hidden back in the shadows attempting to pull the puppet strings from afar, thereby controlling situations without honestly confronting them?
The Scorpio archetype revolves around the concept of wholeness and regeneration, which is why one of the key words for this sign is transformation.
The universe is made up of energy, and energy needs to constantly flow as that’s its nature. When we refuse to move toward change, we deny a law of nature. And that usually comes at a price far higher than most of us are willing to acknowledge, never mind admit…
WILLING TO MARCH INTO HELL FOR A HEAVENLY CAUSE?
Scorpio also carries a psychic signature. Pluto–after whom the sign’s modern ruling planet is named—is the Greek god of Hades, the underworld.
Able to imperceptibly cross the divide between the earthly plane of humans and Hades, known as the land of “shades” to the ancient Greeks, Pluto represents the realm of souls who’ve “crossed over” from one dimension to another after the soul leaves the body at death.
It’s this “crossing of the divide” that most interests a psychological/archetypal/evolutionary astrologer like me…
Renowned psychological astrologer Liz Greene has written and lectured about how the planet Pluto, the modern ruler of the sign Scorpio, attempts to annihilate anything it touches.
Her point? That the Scorpio archetype is part of the alchemical process of change, or the normal (and necessary) course of evolution (including transformation through the cycles of death and rebirth) inherent in all life forms…
Unlike Scorpio’s traditional ruler, the planet Mars, Pluto is less interested in fighting (be it for a just cause or simply because one has a chip on one’s shoulder!) than he is in evolving.
“Fighting for territory, fighting to win, fighting for a mate, fighting to procreate, fighting for leadership of the pack–these are all Mars functions,” writes Greene in “The Mars Quartet.”
“Pluto is concerned with the overall evolution and survival of life, but survival does not necessarily involve fighting, and evolution may require adaptation…”
The risk behind not adapting is extinction, Greene adds.
If and when forced to fight, Pluto’s battle cry sounds like this: Change or be changed! You can go easy or you can go hard, but either way you’re goin’…how you go is your choice…
SOMETIMES THE SHADOW WINS
Scorpio energy likes to dig deeply into the seamy side of life. Of all the signs, Scorpio is most indicative of our “shadow side.” That’s because everyone’s shadow lies buried deep within and only by dragging it out into the light can it be seen in its proper perspective.
If we’re brave enough and don’t falter–though we may at times tremble with fear–we allow ourselves to travel beyond our ego’s borders into the misty twilit swamps of our unconscious mind…
What we discover there could change us irrevocably…
It’s never easy to try to learn what we don’t know, but only by digging deeply—asking questions, being persistent, not taking no for an answer—can we begin to make progress.
Only by bravely standing at the ready to hear, see, feel, taste, touch, and ACCEPT–regardless of final outcome–can we begin to integrate the unconscious into consciousness and thereby become truly WHOLE…
Thus, this Scorpio New Moon is about embracing the shadow rather than obliterating it…
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL…
So what’s it gonna be for you on this Scorpio New Moon?
We receive a potential boost from this Scorpio New Moon–which falls at 7 degrees, 43 minutes–because it conjuncts Mercury, trines transiting Neptune and the South Node in Pisces, and sextiles the Virgo North Node.
A trine is a 120-degree angle–known as a “soft aspect”—that allows circumstances or people to move forward easily. Of course, there’s no guarantee that “forward” is “good,” as such easy momentum can also result in situations or people moving TOO fast…
This trine to Neptune/South Node can go one of two ways: you may find moving out of the Neptune/Pisces South Node energy of escapist or addictive behavior, and/or victim or martyr tendencies, comes easily to you now.
Or, you might let the ease of this transiting aspect suck you back into the oblivion of an insulated, passive, somebody-else-has-to-take-care-if-it-and/or-me attitude of yesteryear…
My money’s on the former, mostly because this Scorpio New Moon also sextiles the Virgo North Node. Sextiles are 60-degree angles that represent opportunities, as long as we are smart and swift enough to recognize and act on them.
Now is the time to seize the day and move away from any Neptune-induced fog into which we may have become immersed (especially with the recent Saturn square Neptune energy of this past year still in evidence) and toward the clarity of Virgoan discernment.
Virgo sweats the details. Pisces does not. Need I say more?
Recognizing one has a choice is the first step in the battle toward bringing the unconscious into consciousness. And integrating the dark into the light allows us to better achieve our karmic mission in this lifetime…
Helping us to think (and dig) more clearly and deeply into our situation–and how we might profitably plumb the depths of our psyches to excavate and extricate our true inner wisdom–is the Scorpio New Moon’s conjunction with Mercury.
Powerfully deep is Mercury in Scorpio—with heart (Moon), ego (Sun), and mind (Mercury) in alignment there are no depths to which we cannot (or will not) dive!
The potential result?
The planting now of seeds of self-empowerment which ultimately produce perennial and evergreen buds that bloom into a beautiful garden. In turn, we’re likely to reap the benefits of increased self-confidence and gain the type of empowerment borne out of self-knowledge and greater understanding.
Such enlightenment not only increases our ability to recognize, but to speak, our truth and to stand up and be counted…
HEAVEN HELP US ALL
Helping us to “sweat the details” also is a Venus/Saturn meet up during this 48-hour dark of the moon period.
Venus is about values; Saturn about maturation, among other things. When the two cross paths in the sky like this, we can also go one of two ways but always we’re asked either to make a commitment or to give something up.
If the latter, we should rest assured that whatever we give up is no longer instrumental to our future growth. It’s not always easy, and sometimes may cause pain, but it’s always about moving forward free and clear of obligations that will serve no future purpose other than to weigh us down and impede our karmic progress in the end…
This Venus/Saturn pair up also square Neptune and the Nodes (karmic indicators), strengthening the notion that whatever commitment you’re asked to make–or challenge you face now about letting someone or something go–has longer term implications for you.
If you’ve experienced anything sudden and/or unexpected in the past few days, it’s likely the effect of Mars having squared Uranus on October 28. When these two planets connect via a hard angle (as the square is known) this “something sudden” may prove problematic in some way…
The challenge, as always, is to face it squarely and recognize the need for change. Occurring so close to this Scorpio New Moon, can you see the redundancy of the theme of CHANGE?
Finally, Jupiter is approaching an exact square to Pluto on November 20. As he does so, the energy is waxing, or getting stronger.
Jupiter, the king of gods—the great benefic who often brings good luck and good fortune, and about whom the worst that can be said is that he brings TOO MUCH of something—is getting ready to confront the god of transformation.
I interpret Jupiter as THE planet of higher consciousness. His square to Pluto indicates—again following this Scorpio New Moon’s theme of TRANSFORMATION—that taking the higher road toward transforming darkness into light in the form of self-knowledge may not be easily achieved, but is one way we can proactively choose to go…
Harking back to the Venus/Saturn square to the karmic Nodes, Jupiter’s square to Pluto is also about conquering any resulting difficulty we may have believing in ourselves. Whatever commitments we make, whatever we’re forced to give up, trusting it’s all for our highest and best good–regardless of any opposition (internal or external!)–is called for now…
Continuing to have faith that whatever decision we make will mature us and stand us in good stead down the road is one not-so-small step forward in our karmic evolution …
Here’s the song Heaven Help Us All, performed by Ray Charles, reminding us all to keep the faith:
“Heaven help the boy who never had a home,
Heaven help the girl who walks the street alone
Heaven help the roses if the bombs begin to fall,
Heaven help us all.
Heaven help the black man if he struggles one more day,
Heaven help the white man if he turns his back away,
Heaven help the man who kicks the man who has to crawl,
Heaven help us all.
Heaven help the boy who won’t reach twenty-one,
Heaven help the man who gave that boy a gun.
Heaven help the people with their backs against the wall,
Lord, Heaven help us all.”
Watch & listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2jPRvtnnZc
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This Taurus New Moon energy sets the tone this month…
…for us to plant seeds of peace and calm in order to bring an unfluster-able serenity into our lives.
Think Ferdinand the bull who, in the children’s story, refused to engage in the bullfight ring—even the swinging of the red cape and taunting cries of “Toro! Toro! Toro!” left him unwilling to fight.
Ultimately they retired him to a patch of land where he rested peacefully under a shady tree, calmly munching some grass and happily watching the world go by…
At this Taurus New Moon, we are called to entertain thoughts about whether it’s more about action for action’s sake, and machismo and glory, or the serenity of knowing who we are and what we value most.
The interesting thing about Taurus energy is that it’s monumentally strong. When the bull in us puts her shoulder to the wheel, she can move just about anything. However, without motivation, it’s often tough for those who carry this archetypal energy–and who value pleasure in life most–to get up and get moving…
The danger around Taurus energy is that we may stubbornly remain peacefully otherwise occupied and resist the call to move or change. But this Taurus New Moon offers us the same kind of fixity we just might need in order to stabilize our lives…
Plant Seeds With 5 Retrograde Planets?
Let’s face it, with so much celestial energy retrograde right now it seems unlikely we can do much: Mercury calls us to review, rethink, revise, as our left brain logical function is subdued at least until May 22 and communication snafus abound. Meanwhile Mars—retrograde until June 29–until asks us to take a more reactive than proactive stance right now.
Saturn, too, says “take it slow” (until he stations direct on August 13) in order to release anything in your life that’s no longer instrumental to your future growth.
And Pluto’s base note resounds with a “let go of anything in your life that doesn’t allow you to transform at the deepest core level of your soul.” (Pluto, the slowest moving of all the planets, won’t station direct again until September 26.)
Jupiter, due to station direct on May 9, has been busy backstroking through the heavens since January 8, helping us to discover whether what we think we want is what our soul truly needs…
That said, it’s fairly easy to see how feeling like planting a seed at this Taurus New Moon to eventually birth something new may not be seriously in the cards right now.
Make Space For Future Growth
Does this mean you can’t forge ahead during this time? Does life stop because of all this retrograde planetary energy?
No! Life is always about growth and growth is always about change!
Think of it this way: this Taurus New Moon asks us all to dig down deep—just as you would with your trowel in the garden in order to plant those annually recurring perennials—and to unearth from below your deepest and truest values…
At the same time, you may implant into the earth these newer, or readjusted, values, once you have—with all of this planetary retrograde energy now—used your introspective faculties to discern what it is you want to grow in your garden.
What this Taurus New Moon means is that you can move ahead more easily by checking in with where your real values lie, and reviewing (and possibly jettisoning) any beliefs about current values that no longer fit who you are now or who you want to be in the future!
For Taurus energy, which archetypally resists change and loves to repose peacefully in her garden of choice, this Taurus New Moon provides us with the opportunity NOT to put our shoulder to the wheel. Rather, we may use this time to sit back and physically relax, but to do our harder, more lasting, psychological work.
Visualize Your Blooming Garden
Providing this Taurus New Moon with a helping hand is the Taurus Sun & Moon’s tie into a grand earth trine, which to me is a sign of “manifestation.”
The Taurus New Moon’s trine to both Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo, and to Pluto in Capricorn, tells us it may not be as difficult as we think to allow this abundance of current retrograde energy to help us along…
We need not be running hither and yon to get this done, but rather allow ourselves to visualize, or dream, our beautiful gardens into full bloom. Since we manifest externally our internal energies as we go through life, this is an excellent way of utilizing all of the retrograde activity in the sky right now.
Once we’ve mentally, emotionally, and spiritually excavated from our metaphorical gardens that which we no longer find of value, and then plant our new values firmly in the ground, we’ll be set for more direct action in the future!
Of course, those who carry the Taurean archetype strongly in their energetic make up may begin the manifestation of their gardens now through literal planting!
Whether it means literally planting your garden, decluttering your living space, or reviewing your financial situation, your career, your relationships, your lifestyle, etc., you will make more progress now by concentrating on how to bring into more optimal alignment your inner energies with your outer ones…
Think of it as a way to illustrate to yourself your own internal processes and watching them manifest on the physical empirical plane!
(By the way, if clutter is your current issue or your long term nagging problem, I highly recommend “The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up,” which I just started reading last night!)
While a trine is usually indicative of an “easy” energy, sometimes it can be too easy and we may become lazy. Since this is a particular problem for us Taurean types, I’d recommend tending toward making your surroundings more beautiful now.
This Taurus New Moon is making a sextile to the transiting South Node as well, denoting that we have the opportunity to let go of anything that no longer serves our soul’s quest for true growth and consciousness. Again, this doesn’t have to mean action, as inner reflection is the name of the game right now…
Is All Of This Easy?
Hell no! But what’s Taurus energy best at? Like I said, putting her shoulder to the wheel, the rock, the obstacle, and pushing it with strong and firm persistence in order to move it where you want it ultimately to go…
The Taurus New Moon also makes a quincunx to Saturn, which suggests this is not going to be without its minor annoyances. If you pay attention, however, you may find that most of these annoyances revolve around your belief system.
Remember The Law of Circulation!
Taurus the bull doesn’t need to carry on her back all of the “stuff” she’s accumulated through her lifetime. Remember the law of circulation: when you remove from your life the “stuff” that no longer has value to you personally, you make room for new people, relationships, jobs, and LOVE to come into your life!
As always, love is an inside job—it begins at home, in your body, your immediate environment, and your outer trappings. Now is the time, under the auspices of the Taurus New Moon, to begin to bring into alignment your inner and your outer worlds…
Issues like “I hate that picture on the wall but I can’t throw it away, my mother gave it to me!” or “this belonged to my father and I’d be disrespecting his memory if I get rid of it!” may loom large right now…
However, if you desire your patch of land (either literal or metaphorical!) to eventually look like that beautiful garden you envision in your mind, you may need to think again about how to best manifest what it is you truly value.
Picture it now: roses of the most gorgeous colors, perennial tulips you know you’ll treasure the sight of for years to come, marigolds, hydrangeas, maple trees, cherry blossoms (assuming you have the land!), or any other personal favorite flowers, tree, or plants, all blooming in full glorious color!
Now that’s a Taurus New Moon meditation worth its weight in gold, lol…
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Mercury Stations Retrograde: Fear Not!
While you may be thinking “uh, oh! When Mercury stations retrograde, he’s going under again, don’t worry! He’s only going there to retrieve your innate inherent subconscious knowledge and deliver it up and into your conscious mind where it can become embedded as true WISDOM.
This time, Mercury, the messenger & the courier of the gods, the trickster, the psychopomp (the spiritual guide of a living person’s soul), is backstroking through the sign of Taurus the bull until May 22.
Since Taurus energy centers around what we truly value in our lives, it behooves us to go deep about whether these values are our soul’s true, inherent ones, or whether they are adopted or adapted from others. No harm in the latter–the point is, as long as what you value is congruous with your deeper spiritual set of values, then it’s all good.
Now, while Mercury is retrograde in Taurus it’s time—as usual–to review, re-think, re-analyze, etc. Further, any disparity between what you value in your external life—be it material possessions, money, jobs, or love of another—and what your soul needs to be truly happy will surface (or resurface) now for review…
Because Taurus is such a physical sign, Mercury’s retrograde period from now until May 22 asks us to check in with our body.
Taurus symbolizes archetypally that which we value, or that which pleases us in terms of our five senses—sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste.
How is your body feeling? Where does it need more attention?
This isn’t to say you must run off to the gym and exercise more—rather, it’s about going deep in your meditation, during your lucid dreaming moments, or perhaps into your dreams themselves, and paying attention to the signs and signals your body is trying to give you…
What is it trying to tell you? Is it time to pay attention to the pain in your foot? Is it time to go for the checkup, the mammogram, the gyn, have them check your prostate, your teeth, your heart?
After all, Saturn is retrograde, too. He represents your bones, skin, and teeth—the parts that hold your body together. Mars, also currently retrograde, can affect your head or anything to do with your face or your appearance in general…and Jupiter, though stationing direct shortly (on May 9), asks you always to contemplate whether what you think you want is the same as what your soul truly needs.
And Pluto? Pluto retrograde is the resounding base note to all of these other current retrograde energies. He’s like the outermost ripple in the pond from the stone you’ve thrown into the middle.
He’s the backdrop, the scenery, the overarching sky, the vastness of the ocean all rolled into one–into something we call SOUL, which is what is encased in the all-encompassing physical incarnate body.
Body & Soul
In order to tend to the soul, we must tend to the body; in order to tend to the body, we must tend to the soul…
The soul itself, like my description of Pluto, is the backdrop, the basis, or the baseline to much of the meaning of this lifetime. It goes beyond this lifetime, however, in terms of both before and after.
But the soul inhabits your body this lifetime…so keeping the body healthy is most important now, just as is taking a look at where your values match what your soul truly needs…
Taurus energy, which I know well as a Taurus Sun, is not particularly fond of running and jumping, cross country skiing, or marathon swimming–at least for the most part.
I know I’d much rather lie on the couch and eat bonbons, and when it’s cold drink hot chocolate with marshmallows, and when hot indulge in some nice chocolate or vanilla ice cream with yummy goodies piled on top (or not, for you purists!)
We who carry Taurus energy can certainly get stuck in a limited definition of what it is we value. What we’re really asked to do right now is to juxtapose these limited and habitual notions with what our body really needs to stay healthy and to be our own BFF.
For example, do you need a workout, to get those hamstrings more flexible, to strengthen your heart with some cardio, or to tighten the skin because you’ve lost some weight?
Then it will benefit you to do what’s necessary to enhance your body’s physical health, both internally and externally, so that the external YOU matches the internal YOU.
When you value your body, your appearance, your teeth, skin, and bones, you value the flesh into which your soul has chosen to incarnate. Doing so is part of what makes us all whole as human beings.
What kind of tender loving care we can show our bodies to demonstrate how much we value our physical encasement—the physical flesh and bones that encase our spirit and our soul?
Let’s not forget that Taurean values include the pleasure of touch, so sexual satisfaction is another avenue that may need attention now.
So, too, do any yearnings to express oneself creativity through the arts and the translation of your value system into color, sound, light, and smell (some freshly baked–healthy–goods anyone?) Now’s a good time to let your creative self have at that piano or guitar, dance floor, canvas, camera, song, etc., etc., etc…
The Usual Mercury Stations Retrograde Drill
Do snafus occur—especially around all things communication, i.e., phones, computers, cars, travel, the internet & world wide web, etc.—during Mercury retrograde?
Is it still suggested you don’t make any large purchases, sign any contracts (because the small print may do you in in the end!), launch your new business, or engage in any activities other than those already started?
Of course, and this Mercury retrograde in Taurus will be no exception!
Simply remember however, that it’s difficult for Mercury to perform his retrograde duties when he’s moving forward. He needs this “down time” to travel into the underworld recesses of our psyches in order to locate the gold nuggets buried therein and to haul them up and into our consciousness.
No easy task, wouldn’t you agree? So, while Mercury’s busy with this job, he’s gotta let some things slide…I don’t think you’d want the psychopomp messenger of the gods to multitask while he’s messin’ with your subconscious, do you ?
So, cut him some slack: take the phone off the hook, turn off the computer a tad more frequently than usual, try not to speed anywhere (regardless of whether or not you’re already late!), and just chill…and maybe let your conscious brain take a vacation…
Mercury will take care of the rest, as you take care of your physical body and the concrete world around you…
…and as you know from the frequency of Mercury retrograde periods (at least three times per year!), life will return to “normal” soon enough…
Namaste…body, bull, knowledge, Mars, Mercury, messenger, physical, Pluto, psyche, psychopomp, retrograde, review, Saturn, soul, subconscious, Taurus, trickster, Values, wisdom
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Aries New Moon: The Instinct For Survival
Another New Moon is upon us and it’s a biggie! This Aries New Moon is not only about new beginnings—which you should see the culmination of in about six months—but about the will to survive as well…
The Aries archetype is all about survival in the sense that one has to fight one’s way out his or her mother’s womb in order to be born. if you really think about it, the tremendous amount of energy it takes to burst forth out of the peaceful uroboric waters of the womb into the birth canal and out of your mother’s body, you’ll begin to get what I mean!
But what is it that tells us it’s the right time to go from our blissfully unaware state of pre-birth and propel ourselves out in the cold harshly lit outside world—a world in which, as humans, we are unable to fend for ourselves without our mother’s care?
Simple: It’s INSTINCT!
So Aries energy, particularly prevalent in the universe at this Aries New Moon—and in your life, depending on into what house of your natal chart it falls—is about proactive energy and about having the energy and will not only to survive but to thrive…
Pluto & Uranus: Still Doing Their Square Dance
New Moons are always times to set your intentions for the month. In this case, you may set them for the next six months in order to really be able to continue on your path, regardless of any bombardment of universal energies you may experience personally between now and then.
Because this Aries New Moon meets up with Uranus in Aries and squares Pluto in Capricorn, it’s likely effects will factor into how you’re handling the Pluto/Uranus energies that have dominated the heavens (and thus our lives here on Earth) since at least 2012…
This square’s energies are prevalent everywhere you look: from the Arab Spring uprising in the Middle East to Ferguson, Missouri (and the Black Lives Matter movement), from the Syrian refugee crisis to the breakdown in infrastructure worldwide (but particularly here in the U.S.), and more…
These are the forces of revolution vs. the status quo, anti-change, clinging to a “business as usual” mentality, at all costs.
So how to navigate such energies?
If you’ve been hit personally by the energies of the Pluto/Uranus square (meaning they’ve touched sensitive planetary or natal chart points as part of your energetic makeup) you probably know it by now…
Such energies may have included, but are not limited to: loss (or gain) of a job, money, and/or relationship (including loss through death.) Loss is usually about the need for transformation.
And when sudden events derail or propel us, often they are the result of our need for change that’s risen to such a point that a crisis occurs in order for the universe to get us in touch with our soul’s true desire for change.
When death (either literal or figurative in the form of endings) occurs in one’s life, this external manifestation reflects changes occurring in our own internal energies. Resistance to such changes usually makes it tougher to adjust and may simply delay the inevitable…
Changes—be they deemed negative or positive in our lives initially–are always about moving our soul forward for the purpose of living our lives to their highest potential in this lifetime.
So What Are Your Intentions?
If they’re about something new—bravo! Plant that seed and go for it! If they’re connected to an ongoing or already established project or work, then keep on keepin’ on–especially if you’ve already had a modicum of success and are attempting to build on that.
The important thing to know is that not only is this Aries New Moon conjoining Uranus in Aries and squaring Pluto in Capricorn, but it’s trining Saturn as well. A trine is what we astrologers call an “easy” aspect.
Saturn is the planet of hard work. Saturn helps us move slowly and cautiously, and think accurately with an eye toward manifestation. This trine is likely to make it easier for us to do some of the necessary work without experiencing undue hardship. Think of Saturn like a mentor, a teacher, or a guide, who says to you: “you can do it—slow and steady wins the race.”
However, with Saturn, there’s no free lunch. Under Saturn’s tutelage, you can’t have dessert until you eat your meat (as Pink Floyd liked to say), and you can’t go out to play until you eat your dinner…Saturn can help ground the planting of this new seed…
…even if it’s amidst any turmoil in your life connected to transformation or sudden unexpected change–and the resistance you may feel to such transformation or change.
But if you succumb to the fiery, impatient, impetuousness of this Aries New Moon energy—especially in its conjunction with the “leap before you look” rebelliousness of Uranus in Aries, you may find the foundation upon which you’ve attempted to set your intentions is less than firm.
Far better to allow yourself to believe in any aha! or eureka! moments this Aries New Moon energy brings to you now based on the Sun & Moon’s alignment with Uranus, but to proceed slowly.
Saturn is retrograde until August 13, making this an excellent time for you to be inspired, but remember to move cautiously enough to ensure you’ll ultimately be able to manifest any intentions set now.
When Saturn guides us in this fashion, who are we to ignore him or dispute his wise advice? And this advice shows up in our lives in the events and relationships around us. So if a project gets, waylaid, cut, postponed, or otherwise stuck in the mud, do not despair.
Likewise, if a job or relationship appears to falter or end, it means that it is no longer instrumental to your future growth. This departure will more than likely open up the necessary space for something new–something better!–to come into your life…
Acceptance of Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Always Up To You!
The Aries New Moon is a time to dig deeply into the earth (metaphoricallyspeaking) and plant a seed that you know, with the proper tender loving care, will take root. You want it to grow into a sturdy plant that matches your expectation.
So much of astrology is based on cycles. The New Moon and Full Moon cycles occur approximately every 14 days, so the universe provides us with the opportunity to set new intentions, or to reaffirm or reset older intentions, every lunar cycle of 29.5 days.
It’s not now or never, and it never will be, in terms of how the universe guides us toward our best and highest interest in this lifetime should we choose to become aware that our lives are always a matter of our choices.
When we choose to embrace that choice is our right as part of our human, incarnated experience, we leave behind the blame game, the he said/she said, the “but you told me to do it that way ergo I’m not responsible for the outcome.” Likewise, any tendencies to play the martyr and try to save everyone–which may or may not, in the end, be in your best interest–can fall by the wayside.
Embracing the kind of change inherent in this Aries New Moon energy includes having the courage to follow your instinct. Making a choice, even if it’s an instinctual one, can propel us out into the world and allow us to leave behind the security of the womb so that we may LIVE.
(And here is where this New Moon’s trine to Saturn has your back, assuring you it won’t be as hard as you might think.)
Once planted, the seed must be nurtured, and the intentions affirmed on an ongoing basis—utilizing the clarity of that trine to Saturn. This enables us to make any necessary changes, or to halt or amend, in the near term what you may be attempting to do in order to have a better, more prosperous and meaningful outcome in the long term.
More Retrogrades in April…
During these next few months–since Saturn’s station retrograde on March 25–we’ll be seeing and feeling more planetary retrogrades. On April 17 Mars begins his long retrograde period, while Saturn continues his retrograde motion untilAugust 13.
Pluto stations retrograde on April 18 until September 26, and in the shorter term, Mercury retrogrades in the sign of Taurus on April 28. Neptune and Chiron will both station retrograde in July.
Typical retrograde energy/behavior looks like this: time to review, re-analyze, rethink, re-plan, re-strategize, revisit (or just about any word you can put “re” in front of that you can think of, lol and that pertains to your specific situation.)
Get used to it, as we’ll experience a lot of it! However, during this period if your hopes, dreams, and wishes appear to be stagnating or moving in the wrong direction, hang tight…
When these planets begin to move direct, one by one, as well as at six months form this Aries New Moon, you’ll begin to feel yourself once again on terra firma, or solid ground.
So go forth and prosper, I say…don’t mistake all of this retrograde energy for true stagnation. Instead, utilize the energy of this Aries New Moon, especially the 48-hour period between now and 7:24 a.m. ET on April 9, to make a list of your intentions.
Then meditate on them, pray if you are so inclined, and get out the shovel and spade and plant that metaphorical seed.
When the Sun moves into Taurus on April 19, he may well help gestate that seed with tender loving care. And six months from now you may be singing a different tune–one that bursts forth from inside instinctually!
Life is a continuum, and so it goes…
Another little blast from the past that seemed fitting for this Aries New Moon (complete with retro roller disco dancing!)
“At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
Without you by my side…
Gloria Gaynor, I Will Survive
…Did you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die?
Oh no, not I
I will survive
As long as I know how to love
I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
And I’ll survive
I will survive…
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