Great Mother's Slumber: shifts and inner transformation:Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse
The fall is such a wondrous time. A time of endings. Summer has provided many of us with a resurgence of excitement, goal setting, radiance, warmth and light! We've been on the move, active, seeking to complete things, experience things, all with the blessings of the Sun. Now that the Sun shifted position for many of us in the US, it's time for us to dig into a reassessment of those things we either engaged in during the summer or desired to achieve. Many times with the coming of fall we can literally see what we've accomplished and decide whether or not, any of it was fruitful? Did what we seek bare good fruit? Is it something I can store away, use it again, experience more of it? As with the ending of Summer and the approaching fall, there are also many things that have transformed away, regressed, or just died away. Great Mother is asking each of us to ASSESS what we've gained and what we lost, but most importantly what needs to "die away" and prepare for TRANSFORMATION.
This requires deep contemplation as we slow down, prepare for the cold, turn our faces toward greyer skies and seek refuge, to also go into a deep sleep. On October 18, 2013 began our Eclipse phase. Most of you know I teach the Sidereal format in astrology, therefore the Full Moon that we've just experienced was in Aquarius, but most will feel it was in Aries. Choose which works best for you. However, With the full Moon in Aquarius we are collectively seeing much progressive and innovative change happening. On a more personal experience, we must also keep in mind that Aquarius can bring about stubborn interactions, make us feel burdened in personal and emotional situations seem to be met with indifference and much resistance. Change for this moon is not easy and most often will not be engaged in due to the willfulness of the energy being expressed. The moon is always about emotions, our fears and things that need to be uncovered. Remember that the light of the Moon brings illumination to what needs to be SEEN. In Aquarius, change needs to be seen, integrating the old (tradition) with what's new( reformation and innovation) in other words the things, ideas, people, shifts we used to covet are no longer available to us. We are here to merge, to grow and to seek those things that provide us with what we NEED, which is also another powerful moon characteristic. Aquarius is a sign that brings flashes of insight, like lightening, it's quick and does not stay in one perspective long, this is only due to it's need to get it's level of genius at work. Not one for emotional displays, Aquarius can seem cold, distant, aloof and unreachable. The goal which it seeks is not unity, companionship with anyone or with any one thing, it's goal is the collective, it's the group that it seeks to reform and when in a full moon, it's level commitment is to itself and itself only.
The Fire of life that we seek as the temperature drops in the fall is our inner spirit guide. It provides us with warmth, cooked food and light. Fire can represent personal transformation, it consumes things and it can also bring forth life. Fire is spirited and often times hard to control unless we are observant. When fire enters into our life, we seek guidance from the dark, heat, food, and shelter. Fire is passion. Many don't know it but more babies are made during the fall/winter months than any other season, this is due to our need for warmth, closeness and true bonding to take place. Fire is a necessity for all life to be sparked.
With the fall comes the darkness. The dark is a direct polarity of light and is often depicted as something to fear, to not want to delve into. However, from a spiritual perspective, darkness is necessary for creation. The womb is lit by the spark of light when a baby is conceived, the womb is dark, warm, and is pulsating with life and teaming with nutrients. Dark often precedes light and this coincides to the gestation of a child, preparing for development and birth. Let us not forget on the other end of this spectrum death (darkness) also precedes resurrection (a new birth).