Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home:
Heaven lies about us in our infancy! ~~ ~~William Wordsworth
The infancy of this cycle of humanity emerged from the astrological sign of Cancer, the sign of cardinality, flux and change. Cancer is the sign that signals the beginning of the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and this FM happens in its opposite sign of Capricorn which is all about completion.
This lunation happens on the 6th degree of Capricorn, Decan 1 and is the last before the eclipse portals open up! And the name Strawberry moon comes from the fact that this is the perfect time to go hunting for wild, ripe strawberries and make love in the fields. Yummies!
Let us explore what this 1st decan of Capricorn has to offer in terms of energy signatures, because this decan has produced some of the sharpest wits and determined hard working individuals. Nostradamus had his sun in this decan! And also Sir Anthony Hopkins! Can you believe it?
I’m devious, cruel, cunning and addictive. ~~Anthony Hopkins
Yay baby! That is Cap Decan 1 energy! Do you like it? It is definitely a challenge! And definitely addictive!
Capricorn decan 1 is ruled by Jupiter and Saturn (Capricorn triplicity). It ascends through the constellations of the Archer, the Telescope, the Shield and the Serpent from December 21 – 31. Capricorn decan 1 combines the ambition and authority of Capricorn with Sagittarian enthusiasm and zeal. They have a strong and honourable work-ethic and are so religiously dedicated to whatever path they choose in life, that every business deal they make is sacrosanct. Everything in their life is a crusade, no matter how run-of-the-mill the situation might be. But we are still in tropical Capricorn so this crusading is all very serious, even the comedians among them work incredibly hard to get a laugh. ~~Darkstar Astrology
Working hard is the ethos of this energy. Keep at it. Continue treading on our chosen path and fear not. There will be a tendency to make everything sacrosanct, but remember to draw the line. Do not take your zeal and make it an obsession. Your truth is not the only truth!
Work with being honourable, work with enthusiasm and eagerness, but remember to keep smiling. Saturn can freeze the smile off of those lips. A frozen pair of lips is no good for anything. Not even kissing.
Gaze at the Two of Pentacles and find the right balance between seriousness and fun! Keep a smile on your lips, no matter how isolated, detached and cold you feel. Remember that someone has it harder than you. Harder than you can ever imagine.
And maybe it is time to let the warmth creep right back into that cold heart of yours. It is spring after all. At least in the Northern hemisphere.
Saturn, the ruler of this lunation is in his homesign and is RX! Without a doubt, if you stare out into the starry skies, Saturn is the most spectacular planet you will ever see. It looks glorious with its bevy of moons and rings!
Yet, astrology fears Saturn the most…the karmabringer does have a grim reputation!
According to Svoboda, Saturn (Shani) is “the planet in charge of fate, which forces you to experience your karmas whether you want to or not”. Saturn is the brother of Yama, the god of righteousness and death. The great sage and father of Vedic astrology, Parasara, linked Saturn with Brahma!
It is from Bramha, this Bramhand or Universe arose.
Just think, Vishnu sleeps in the cosmic ocean, and the lotus of the universe grows from his navel. On the lotus sits Brahma, the creator. Brahma opens his eyes, and a world comes into being, governed by an Indra. Brahma closes his eyes, and a world goes out of being. The life of a Brahma is 432,000 years. When he dies, the lotus goes back, and another lotus is formed, and another Brahma. Then think of the galaxies beyond galaxies in infinite space, each a lotus, with a Brahma sitting on it, opening his eyes, closing his eyes. ~~ Joseph Campbell
There are infinite Bramhas and infinite Saturn on various planes of manifestation!
As I think of this polarity of Cancer and Capricorn, my 11th and my 5th house, some patterns begin to form. This FM conjunct Saturn, the reaper is about karmic retribution and I am ready to see what is being served in karma cafe.
Think of the classical Newtonian, every action has an equal and opposite reaction…yes, that my love is Saturn’s domain. Even a butterfly flapping its wings will have karmic repercussions. Are you ready yet?
As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma. ~~Sri Guru Granth Sahib
There is a seriousness to this vibe and for me, this cycle is of utmost importance and this speaks of completion. Think of the Cap NM that brought about the energy of Capricorn like its not been around for the last few hundred years.
There is so much going on in Cap with the FM standing in juxtaposition to the Cancer seas of emotive brilliance. First let us speak of the retrogrades in the sky. This is officially retrograde season and in Capricorn, there is Pluto and there is Saturn, both now retrograde, closer to the earth and inundating us with their heavy lessons.
Death and rebirth becomes more apparent when you touch Pluto and Saturn RX in Cap! Death can leave you with a heart that needs to heal and with La Luna’s love you can create memories that no one will steal. Special memories made this fm in Cap!
“Fawkes is a phoenix, Harry. Phoenixes burst into flame when it is time for them to die and are reborn from the ashes.”~~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
These volatile Plutonic and Saturnine lessons are reset buttons. The pain they mete out is for the rebirth process that is being initiated. Yes we are born and we die. Even our physical bodies are reborn every seven years. The cycle of Saturn!
The heaviness and dreariness of the sade sati or the seven and a half years that Saturn tests you! Get rid of that insolence before Saturn fucks you.
Vikramadityaa, the ancient king of India, was put into the sade sati or the Saturnine tests and he lost everything! Through the various trials and tribulations that Saturn or Shani set up for him, he managed to pass all his tests and he learned many lessons and was grateful for his experience. He was a better person for it, “a wiser and much more sober man”.
Saturn tells Brihaspati, his guru, “O Guru! Anyone who is free from arrogance has nothing to fear from me, but everyone who harbors arrogance within will have to suffer as you have suffered.” Yes his Guru also suffered because of arrogance and Saturn’s impartial attitude actually drills more fear and reverence in our hearts.
If you are harboring useless pride and false insolence, then you will fall too. I guess that is why our ego driven society is so scared of Saturn. Can we ever give up our arrogance? Our blatant insolence and disregard for anything but selfish purposes and gains?
There is always heaviness when we speak of Capricorn, Saturn and Pluto, because all of these archetypes destroy the ego. Both these planets are also in touch with Black Moon Lilith, who is a feminine mini Pluto, so this is sure to be one serious, atomic, yet, restrictive energy which we might find hard to digest. And with BML, there is the need to release and balance the primal feminine within and without.
Saturn RX in Cap conjunct the FM will bring issues like family, home, mother, children into a conflicting tussle with our social prestige, our work commitments and our life’s purpose, so it is important to find balance.
I spoke about my 5th house being activated. 5th house is the house of romance, creativity and children. And guess what I have been spending all my time on? Well, not all, but loads of it anyways; that is the area of my creative work. My Youtube videos and this FM I am seeking completion. Maybe a touch of magick to go viral with all this content!
Having the energy of Cancer focussed in my 12th house from my Leo Sun, I feel the necessity to break away from the madding crowd. In the Nov of 2016 while the Gemini fm had taken form, I visited Goa, a place of madness and magick!
This was one of the most transformative experiences of my entire life. And it was not the first time I was there. But that time, 2016, was different. It was an awakening of mammoth proportions!
I was alone and after a day of working with clients, I found myself strolling alone, staring at the full moon an thinking of when I will be back here next. Will I be back again? And now…the time has come.
I am returning to culminate that trip and this time I plan to take a dip in the magical seas charged by the vibe of the Cancer season! The fm illuminating the depths of the seas and the seas of my own mind.
After a long day…after I have given my mind, body and soul to the people who are waiting to meet me, I will spend the night all alone by the beach. Yes, with spells and tarot, incense and crystals. Who knows which spirit I will meet? There are many dead souls who need help passing over and that is what I am here to do. There are many trying to communicate with me there, I know it and what a better way…may take the pendulum as well and my Ghostcommunicator app!
There is sadness with this energy and you might feel restricted, confined and unable to move. Do not let claustrophobia incapacitate you. Allow yourself the liberty of movement in these restrictive times because that is what Uranus wants you to do.
There is a trine with Uranus which suggests that we can expect something unexpected! What does that mean? Think of something random, something bizarre and something totally abstract and then reverse the scenarios. Well that might happen or something on those lines. You get the point. Unpredictability looms large, almost like an ominous harbinger of doom if you are not grounded in the Saturnine vibe.
The key to all of this is to just be. Restriction is as needed as freedom. For if we do not feel the trappings of confinement, how will we appreciate the preciousness of freedom?
Saturn is the last of the visible planets and signifies a limited space, whereas Uranus dominates the transpersonal space and with both these heavyweights active, we can expect quite the tug of war. Will it be internal? Or external?
Look as Saturn RX conjunct the FM can be restrictive, it can also give you tremendous discipline and perseverance. Look where Cap falls in your chart and do some work related to that area.
I am going to make tons of videos while I am in Goa, live shows as well as work with two clients. Deep, penetrative body, mind and soul work which is why I am being called to Goa, concluding that 2016 November trip! And what a journey 2017 and 2018 have been so far!
That trip basically facilitated my blog, live shows and videos. I was working with a foundation that deals with Indo-Japan diplomatic relationships. It was this trip that cemented my life’s purpose. What do I want to do with my life? Where do I see myself ten years hence? My work as Tinaheals was going on for over a decade, but it was never official. It was not my bread and butter. The stars told me to abandon everything else and to embark on my mission as a facilitator of consciousness. To become an artist of consciousness!
Yes, that diplomatic job had come with some level of security and a very high salary, but this trip made me take the ultimate risk. It was the Scorpio season and Mars had just entered Pisces I remember to join Venus!
My mind made up under the starry skies, I now return back there as this FM happens in Capricorn which is my house of creativity or the 5th house. I have worked slowly and steadily on my artwork, on my psychic abilities, on my spirit work and in ways unknown to me, people have been touched and soon I will be standing under the same skies that started it all…I wonder what kinda culmination this will be.
I know there will be answers…maybe more than what I bargained for…
5th house is also the house of romance, so if your 5th house is charged with this Cap FM, trining Uranus, then you might meet the Perfect Stranger. Yes, torrid and steamy chance meets are possible. You might feel an intense attraction to someone who is ethnically and culturally very different from you. Celebrate the diversity this earth has to offer.
And if you’re already hitched, then bring in more of the oomph component. It is time to work that sexual mojo. Capricorn is very lusty and this FM will have your libido going bonkers. Time for serious sex magick!
Break away from disturbing codependent relationships. Uranus trining this Cap FM gives you the ability to suddenly erase or delete something that has ceased to serve you in your spiritual path.
This energy can be powerful to release internal discords, not just external ones. If there are habits you need to rework, then do it. If there is more commitment that is needed from your end, then take authorship of that situation and make that commitment. Keep your word, just as Saturn likes it.
Capricorn is the leader, so during this lunation, you might find yourself being thrust into a leadership position that you feel less inclined to shoulder or you might find people doubting your leadership skills. If either happens, then just use your internal compass to tune right back into cosmic flow.
Capricorn may sometimes be cut off from the cosmic flow, because they tend to take the 3d world very seriously. It is after all Saturn’s domain and they are Saturn’s chosen children, so this might result in them not looking beyond the proverbial rings of Saturn.
But look and stare in wonderment at the larger picture. Yes, the mountain goat and the sea goat work hard, but the Unicorn, which is the ultimate symbol for Capricorn is all about magick and transcendence. People do not realize this, but there is a lingering fairy tale to this lunation.
I know there are crazy twinflame vibes in the air…something you do not associate with Saturn and Capricorn!
It isn’t possible to love and be part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: Love is eternal. ~~E. M. Foster
Yes, yes…Saturn RX is conjunct the Moon, so what? Why do you fear Saturn so much? In fact, all my life I have run from the lessons of Saturn, but now in my late thirties I can finally appreciate what he brings to the table and I must confess, he brings a lot.
A book I found useful in my Saturn research is The Greatness of Saturn, where Dr. Robert Svoboda says, “If pleased he will give you a kingdom, but if irate he will snatch everything away from you in a moment. His grace makes you happy, while his wrath so thoroughly ruins you that your name is completely forgotten in the human world.”
He finds his information after studying for years what the Indian astrologer have spend their lives trying to figure out. The role of Shani or Saturn in human evolution and growth and it is no small role this archetype plays in our individual and collective psyches.
Fixed star Kaus Borealis at 06°34′ Capricorn will also help you break free. It gives initiative and resourcefulness, an active mind and sense of justice. It helps in the promotion of idealistic and humane ideas. Dr. Eric Morse says this star conveys a sense of strength and flexibility combined, allowing you to put great force behind your reasoning while still being somewhat flexible.~~AstrologyKing
If anything, we need flexibility right now and that is available with the trine from Uranus, although the orb is quite wide. Uranus teaches us flexibility, a lesson we need to learn. Be functional and not too critical, because you might feel like criticizing everything and everyone around you.
Now a bit of a doomsday vibe with this bit from Marina…there is a diabolical fixed star in question here. And he is bringing some serious discord! Hopefully not for you.
Facies ~“The nebula in the Archer’s Face is of the nature of the Sun and Mars, and causes blindness, defective sight (all nebula can cause blindness), sickness, accidents and a violent death.” So says Robson but Eric Morse goes into much more detail and gives a positive side. ” Much blamed for accidents and broken limbs and so on. The Latin name is from the verb “Facere, to make or do something”, and it is often said to portend accidents due to the victim’s own careless actions. ~~Darkstar Astrology
This may feel scary, but remember to leave your ego at home and Saturn should support you! Saturn does not punish you if you do not deserve it. Actually it is not even Saturn, it is the Saturn within that manifests what you have sown.
Now before I sign off, let us discuss the Sabian Symbol of the 6th degree of Capricorn and it is ~~A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom~~
What do you think this symbol alludes to?
Before we explore this, let us look at the symbol of 6 degree of Cancer, it’s polarity and that is “Game birds feathering their nest”. Here the dark archway leads to a path, but the logs are obstructing you from entering? But are they really? Or are they material for you to build with maybe or roost on? Who knows? The decision is yours. The polarity has nested and now will you enter the alchemical pathway to realize your life’s purpose. And to nest in a safe, secure spot. Maybe the logs have been kept there to keep intruders way? What could be the purpose of these logs? Nothing happens in vacuum. Everything has a meaning. Even the fluttering of the wings of a butterfly…
Check out everything you can on the hashtag adulating! Because that is what you will be expected to do. I hope I can hold onto some good old adulating myself as I find myself solitary and alone in a far away, quaint little magickal place by the sea!
Maybe I will become the mermaid I am and will swim away…
And please stop trying to control everything…
Love is space and time measured by the heart….Marcel Proust
Saturn rules space and time and you know what rules your heart? You!! It is your super weapon, use it…
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