|Cosmic News: Awash in Cosmic Sparkles |
|FULL MOON at 22 Pisces-VIRGO 13|
March 12, 2017, 10:54am EDT, 7:54am PDT,
March 13, 2:54am GMT, 1:54am AEDT
|Image: Lake Como in the late afternoon ©by Jan Sandman, seen on the cover of her extraordinary new book: White Stones, Bones, and Mist: Authentic Movement and Living Prayer. Learn more on Jan's website: Let's read an excerpt, resonant with this Full Moon, or in any moment we choose:|
"We allow Space. We stand there together in silence and space. Space and Silence that is simultaneously both full and empty.
The void is before us, complete. Everything is possible, everything is present, the prayers have been made. Anything can happen here, the highest joys, the deepest darkness, and everything else. Simultaneously."
The Chirotic/Pisces Flavor of the Sun
Waterfalls of cosmic sparkles continue to infuse our solar system, washing us in an extraordinary energy of healing and love.
Its subtle vibrations, invisible to the mundane eye, soothe and cleanse, if we relax into them.
Light will do what light does, which is to enlighten and penetrate into dark crevices and secret corners where fear dwells. If we can remember that anger and hatred come from fear, we may be able to send compassion and kindness on wavelengths that reach out into the world and even to specific 'targets' that need them most.
Pisces is the dreaming sign. Who knows what we do in dreamtime? Some people do know, remembering their dreams that hold images through the day. I hear that I'm not the only one having more dreams than usual, at least ones that reverberate into waking or semi-waking consciousness. I tend not to try to interpret my dreams much, as I don't want to interfere with the process that happens on that level. I did recently have a memorable lucid dream, in which I felt I made a significant emotional shift. I've heard from several persons who are having interesting dreams. Are you? Waking dreams count.
With Neptune continuing its slow flow through its own sign—especially strong on that last New Moon eclipse!— we are in deep cosmic waters of a reality shift. This Full Moon brings a bright fluid evocation of our dreams, our visions, our spiritual yearning, our desires for peace on earth and goodwill toward all our relations. It is not easy to tell in the mud of mundane chaos, but universal love is present and all is in Divine Harmony. This can be a test of faith for those of bowed with dismay, despair, or downright fear— unless we see through the illusion, the false dream, toward the powerful desire to experience universal love that is being evoked by the hearts of so many. Perhaps this is the essence of the human condition.
The Sun is in close alignment with Chiron, the holistic healer of the solar system. In Pisces since 2011-12, Chiron indicates the Pisces field that calls for healing, if we can allow ourselves to be washed clean of toxins, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Much is coming up ready to be healed. We can embrace this as a helpful and timely perspective, as well as a call to action! Like a quest for the holy grail.
Chiron has its own kind of time different, outside of chronological time: kairotic of Chirotic time. The Greek word "kairos" means "the loaded time" or "the time of bursting potential" that opens the door to timelessness. Pisces is already a bit time/spacey. With Chiron there, our sense of time is altering, do you agree? And here we are again, "standing together in silence and space." Such a timeless moment is precious. And in this moment we are called deeper into our bodies, to embody the new energies surging into our planetary system.
We are in times of "turbulent chaos," as discussed by Ilya Prigogine, an original chaos theorist. This state of being is active, hot, energetic. "Strange things may occur," he wrote, and "systems don't just break down, new systems emerge." During such a paradigm shift, our basic assumptions of reality are in question—they no longer apply to our experience.
Philosopher Jacob Needleman wrote of such a Chirotic threshold or in-between moment in his book, A Sense of the Cosmos: The Encounter of Modern Science and Ancient Truth:
"In front of the unknown...when explanations break down and for a moment I am suspended between dreams. It is a moment of relative awakening. In the true meaning of the word, it is a time of crisis--with all that implies of both extraordinary danger and opportunity. For there is nothing to guarantee that we will be able to remain long enough or deeply enough in front of the unknown, a psychological state which the great traditional paths have always recognized as sacred. In that fleeting state between dreams, which is called "despair" in some Western teachings and "self-questioning" in Eastern traditions, a man [person] is said to be able to receive the truth, both about nature and his own possible role in the universal order."
A chaotic state is not a comfortable place. Fortunately Venus is retrograde, calling us to consult our heart wisdom. Needleman goes on to identify the core potential of this transformational moment and the essential role of this Venusian emotional intelligence, and asking a stark, basic question:
"The real unknown is always an emotional unknown. It is not merely a question of new, exciting facts about nature, or comprehensive new paradigms of explanations; nor is it a matter of new religions. The real question of the moment between dreams is whether we can bear the vibration of this new feeling of the unknown which carries with it the taste of a different quality of intelligence, but which at the same time utterly exposes all our illusions about ourselves. We awaken to darkness....
Do I fear the darkness more than I love the awakening?"
The Virgo Flavor of the Full Moon
Oh, Nature, you reveal the divine mysteries in every way you grow and flow, in the intimate way the flowers unfurl, the branches spiral round a tree limb, in a shell's silky smooth inner chambers, in all of Beauty's ways and means from which we learn your true name, goddess Gaia of this celestial planet, dancing the rhythm of planets and moons, choreographed by Sun's life-giving light.
“Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty,
that is all/Ye know on earth,
and all ye need to know.” —John Keats
Virgo holds the organic body intelligence that integrates the cosmic downpour we are experiencing. The body gives us definite clues, in the form of symptoms, to let us know it's time to address some physical issue, take rest and shed stress. Another symptom producer, Chiron's presence with this Full Moon particularly engages this process, suggesting such clues are not just about the physical, but also point to mental, emotional and/or spiritual issues. So listen to your body and ground yourself, feeling, as you do, any cosmic energies move right down through your feet, down, down, deep into Earth, right into the core of our home planet. Feel Earth respond to you with support. If you don't really feel anything, just imagine that you do. Give it a try and see.
Back to Pisces
Virgo is a sign of health. Pisces rules the feet. Chiron is the healer.
A pithy summary of this Full Moon is: to heal the feet.
Serendipitously, months ago I had made an appointment for this week to see a l structural reflexologist who really knows feet. Geraldine Villeneuve has just published a book called Put Your Best Feet Forward, sharing her decades of experience attending to healthy foot function and how important it is for our wellbeing. So many of us have feet that have been stuffed into unnatural shapes and sizes. The poor feet accommodate, but this habit tends to compromise our systemic flow by cramping the multitude of nerves in the feet. She said I need bigger size shoe! What are your shoes doing to/for your feet? The new attention to "earthing" also calls for letting our feet feel the earth, to promote our grounding and feel the Earth holding us, from deep in its core. Cats know about this, I imagine all animals do feel the Earth in their particular wisdom way.
In addition to reflexology (and/or a pedicure), sound healing and other vibrational modalities, like magnets and wave chambers, may be especially useful during this Full Moon energy. Also, with Venus in a special phase of her cycle, Flower Essences and Essential Oils are especially potent. VENUS embraces the whole flower queendom, with its vast and various expressions of beauty and open-hearted sensuality to delight, teach and heal us.
[See below for a couple of recommendations.]
Yes, Venus is in a special phase. Retrograde since March 3, this glorious evening star is nightly lowering in the sky. She will disappear in about a week for a revitalizing visit to the Sun, to rise anew in the pre-dawn East by the end of March. In Aries, this communion with our inner goddess (a.k.a.,our heart intelligence) invites us to re-ignite our own Aries fire, clarity and integrity, to prepare to go out and do what we do with fresh, inspiration and motivation.
[See Venus specials below.]
This Full Moon is key part of the 2017 Venus retrograde storyline, especially as Venus will retrograde back into Pisces in early April and will conjunct Chiron, to help promote the current process of healing. So that we can enjoy more fully the lovely and loving, powerful, challenging, confusing and consciousness-lifting snowflake-like shower of subtle, singing, sparkling, glittering, shimmering cosmic light.
As we deepen into our heart's wisdom to reevaluate what we truly want in our lives, one last prayer to Venus before she sets with the Sun in a week's time:
Star light, Star bright, first star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might have this wish I wish tonight.
Schedule via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birthday Sun Sign reading—It's your turn, PISCES. Treat yourself to this useful celestial gift for an overview of your personal new year. ARIES starts on March 20. We use the window of your birthday chart along with current planetary cycles. One hour, $130.
Give a Gift of the Stars! This special fee also applies to a birthday gift for someone special in your life. I have special e-cards you can use.
Venus Retrograde Specials
Thanks to all who attended my Honey in the Heart webinar. The recording is available for anyone who wants to know more about the wonderfully aesthetic cycles of Venus and where this one fits into the larger 8-year round.
Your Venusian Mirror
This personal consultation will focus on VENUS and its meaning in your chart. Its sign, house and areas that it rules—all of these are implicated in the current Venus retrograde cycle. What phase or "color" is your Venus— morning, evening, rising, descending, invisible in the light of the Sun? What does this planet of love and beauty suggest about relationships and satisfaction in life for you? What is the invitation Venus extends to you in this particular Aries retrograde cycle? What area of your life is Venus encouraging you to explore and improve? How have you experienced this cycle over your lifetime? We put into perspective the 5-point 8-year Venus cycle over the course of your life, areas that are continually visited and improved. While shining light on how to get the best from this current cycle, this focused consultation will surely enhance appreciation of the special gifts this goddess offers to you this lifetime.
1 hour, $108, email me to schedule this special consulation to illumine this Venus retrograde for you personally.
(-10% discount for those who registered for Honey in the Heart webinar. You can still register to view the recording.
Online Invitation to the
Garden of Venus: Retrograde Support Circle
A small group is gathering online to follow this Venus retrograde story in relation to our personal charts. Would you like to join in?
Venus has invited each of us in to our own Secret Garden, encouraging us to deepen our emotional intelligence and our capacity for joy and delight. This is a shared garden, in a series of five online gatherings, following the current cycle of this Venus retrograde through its completion on May I8. I will review and amplify the material presented in the HONEY in the HEART webinar (not a prerequisite), sharing insights from my continuing research, along with resonant artistic images. In this small circle and extended meeting time, there will be ample opportunity for addressing personal charts.
Each of you will learn more about your Venus at birth—
its sign, its house, its phase (morning or evening star, etc), and the particular places in your chart that Venus revisits in its repeating retrograde cycles.
We will follow the unfolding schedule of this particular Venus cycle, with its power days, new and full Moons, planetary interactions (including a Mercury retrograde). I am excited to explore the richness of Venus with you, as we follow her trail of heart and learn from each other in our shared garden of Venus.
Five 1 hour webinar meetings, recorded,
Sundays or Mondays (depending on where in the world you are)
4-5:00 PM EDT, March 19 & 26; April 9 & 23; and May 21
For 5-15 participants, $65
The access code GARDEN will bring you in to this private class until registration is full. Let me know if you are not able to enter and we can discuss options.
Register for The Garden of VENUS (with access code GARDEN)
by using this link to enroll at LearnItLive.com.
It is best to be present for this interactive webinar. However, if you cannot attend all sessions, you will be able to view the recording and catch up with the material presented. I will make sure you have the information you need about your chart.
I will need your birth information as the class goes into is second week, unless I have it already. Look on the webinar page for learning tools, such as tables and process sheets to download. As indicated above, this is not a prerequisite, but if you did not view my recent Honey in the Heart webinar, the recording is available.
Online "InnerView" with Astrologer Adam Gainsburg, author of The Light of Venus and other books. Adam and I resonated with a shared approach and love of Astrology, and the living sky. We had a great time talking about Lilith, Venus, the Divine Feminine and life!
On the interview page, scroll down to find it under my name.
You'll likely want to check out more InnerViews and other great stuff on his website.
In Burlington, VT
AstroMythology and Herbal Lore:
Dancing in the New Solar System
with Astrologer/mythologist Kelley Hunter and Herbalist/farmer/educator Kenzie McDonald
Saturday, March 18, 3-5pm
Railyard Apothecary & Yoga Studio, 270 Battery St.
A combination of stories from the stars and earthy herbal lore, shared through coloring pages, stories, and insights. Introducing recently discovered planetoids in the far solar system, named for global creator gods and goddesses. Color as we talk!
For all ages: kids, adults and family-friendly.
$15- 20 sliding scale, based on financial need.
[The first presentation this weekend was really interesting for us all. A great combination of astrology and herbalism with current information.]
In White River Junction, VT
Upper Valley Food Coop
193 North Main Street, 802-295-5804
Friday, April 21, 4-5:30 pm - to celebrate Earth Day
Stories from the Stars: Astronomy & Myth
There are lots of newly discovered planetoids in our far solar system. Many are named for indigenous creator gods and goddesses from around the world. This slide show will introduce many of them, getting us up to date with our expanding solar system and the new stories. Coloring pages from the new Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book will be shared, with pencils and crayons on hand. Family-friendly. Free.
Recommendations: Flower Essences
Andrea Matheison of Raven Essences is offering specials (just in time, right in line with Venus retrograde!) on her kits, along with a free 20-minute consultation to help you feel out what flowers will most delight your heart and spirit.
Living Tree Orchid Essences are such a gracious, powerful support. Founder and orchid steward Don Dennis emailed me as we headed toward the Venus retrograde cycle to suggest a special combination essence, Shield of Light, an infusion of several spiritually uplifting orchids along with ruby and the gracious healing tones of goddess Kuan Yin. It helps create a mirror-like quality to the aura, so that dark energies are reflected away from one and sent to "higher source". It also promotes resilient and uplifts one's spirits. It also counters the dark energies swirling around by sending out light at the higher chakra level, sending clear positive Light across the human spiritual 'internet'.
I also want to mention my first favorite orchid essence, Rising to the Call of Beauty, clearly Venusian.
Another more source I use for resonant and specially-formulated essences and oils with a feeling for the Cosmic Feminine is Candice Covington's Divine Archetypes.
My newest book:
Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book: Astronomy and Myths of the New Solar System
Kids from age 7 on up are enjoying these coloring pages.
8-14 year-olds are a prime age group for loving the astronomy information and the mythic storylines.
Especially recommended activity for grandparents to share with grandkids.
Available on Amazon or ask your bookstore to order it.
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Kelley Hunter,Ph.D., a long-time astrologer, is the author of Living Lilith: Four Dimensions of the Cosmic Feminine, Black Moon Lilith and the new Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book: Astronomy and Myths of the New Solar System. Director of HELIA Productions, she designs creative educational experiences for a wide range of groups and organizations.
Contact her at this email address or 802-456-1078.
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