On leaf of palm, on sedge-wrought roll; on plastic clay and leathern scroll, man wrote his thoughts; the ages passed, and lo! The Press was found at last! John Greenleaf Whittier
History is the unrolled scroll of prophecy. James A. Garfield
To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is . . . the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence. John Quincy Adams
All men by nature desire knowledge. Aristotle
All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation. Walter Benjamin
Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge is lost. Buddha
Memory is the scribe of the soul. Aristotle
Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck. From the movie Aladdin
There is nothing new except that which has become antiquated. Lycee Rose Bertin
The full Moon in March occurs on March 19 in the United States and March 20 in Australia. This is a powerhouse full Moon, aligning as it does with Uranus just as it goes into Aries. The Sabian Symbol for the full Moon is Virgo 29: A Man Is Gaining Secret Knowledge From An Ancient Scroll He Is Reading.
This ‘Ancient Scroll’ that the ‘Man is Gaining Secret Knowledge’ from can literally refer to written material, but it can also mean unwritten things, the myths and stories that are the base elements of our humanity. It is, however, the ability to translate this ‘Knowledge’ into a practical set of lessons for our day-to-day life that assists our progress as we grow and mature. Stories from the past and from mythology are the verbalization of our inner archetypes. The most seemingly insignificant information can often turn out to be valuable for future understanding or for our experiences, on the other hand, incorrect information can lead us astray. There may be the feeling of not knowing what to do, or of not knowing what is going on. To gain a sense of clarity, go back to the basic or essential truths of the matter. This may indeed be the inner wisdom of the ages. Understanding will come through patient, steady work and illuminating inspiration.
Keywords: Learning from ancient mysteries. Looking for answers. Study and its rewards. Reading between the lines. Finding clues from the past and applying them to the present. Being privileged to look into something special. Alchemy. The Bible, the Torah and the Koran. Manuscripts. Scrolls. Ancient writings. Akashic records. Classified documents. Secret papers. Scribes.
The Caution: Failing to acknowledge old wisdom or refusing the new. Losing one’s common sense. Losing touch with reality. Reading importance into things that are not real or useful. Conspiracy theories. Religious zealotry. Feeling gifted over the rest. Finding nothing interesting in the everyday, modern world. Being single-minded.
We often get taken away by news, events or theories that remove us from our true core; we can get swept away. 'Secret Knowledge' can be wonderful, illuminating and insightful, or, we can lose ourselves in stories that lead us around and around and cause speculation that is not useful with fear, worry and a loss of our center. What to trust then? A lot of talk has been going around about this full Moon being a supermoon. The thought of huge earth changes, disasters and horror stories have been circulating and many are worried about what's coming. On the one hand we have a right to be concerned; there have been enormous disasters happening, too big to even contemplate (and how lucky those of us are who haven't been effected by them). However, we need to stay centered and not give these doom filled 'predictions' too much space in our minds. What we see, read, assimilate, speak about -as we know - can turn into self-fulfilling prophesy. Although there might be challenging or difficult events unfolding around the time of the full Moon, obviously, it doesn't help to propagate fear.
Analyzing and speculating are shown, also, by the degree of the Sun at this full Moon. It's Pisces 29: Light Breaking Into Many Colors As It Passes Through A Prism. This speaks about analyzing, taking things apart and examining. The caution here is not to dissect things too much, but do see that there are many streams of light that can converge into a single thread of focus, leading to a better understanding.
Keywords: Spectrum analysis. Color and crystal healing. Rainbows. Light refraction. Side effects. Considering many facets of a situation. Endless opportunities. Optics. Sight. Seeing. Copying and sharing ideas or things. Disseminating information. Auras and aura photography. Triangles. Polarization of light. Reflection. Laboratory tests. Diffracted personality.
The Caution: Locked in to a set of parameters. Over analyzing things. Being blinded by ambition. Daunted by the task ahead. Mirages. Microscopes and binoculars but not seeing things as they really are.
Uranus is smack on this full Moon, being conjunct (together with) the Sun and opposing the Moon. Many are likely to feel somehow cut off, jittery, wondering what's going to happen next or feeling like running away or escaping. Certainly these have been tough times and very meaningful. I feel to say that it was ever thus, but the last few months have been momentous and have shaken us to our core. Uranus can bring devastating events, catastrophes and can shock and stir things up. The energy of Uranus can feel metallic, like a big pair of scissors has descended and just cut things off - no feeling, no emotion, just bam! and things change. Uranus can, though, and will, bring breakthroughs, realizations, liberation, clearing up of energy and resolutions in the twinkle of an eye, leaving us changed as never before. This full Moon is very much about employing our 'upper minds' and hearts, our soul centered consciousness. Coming from fear, doubt and confusion will just add to the difficult mix.
Two degrees ahead of the Sun, Uranus has just moved into Aries, starting a brand 84 year long cycle as it makes its way again around the zodiac. The Sabian Symbol for Uranus is Aries 1: A Woman Has Emerged From The Ocean, A Seal Is Embracing Her. With the recent tsunami and earthquake, it's hard not to feel uprooted and insecure on many levels. Uranus hit Aries 1 and it threw a fit of the furies.
Keywords: Cycles starting. Beginnings. Emergence into concrete manifestation. Embracing and honoring the shadow. Recognizing our animal side. Tropical islands or lands. Rocky shores. Seals. Oceans and water. Shedding skins. Transmutation. The Selkie myth. Grounding one’s energy. Stepping between the sea and the shore. Androgyny. Love and its embrace. Finding your feet and your voice. Mermaids.
The Caution: Using masculine power to overshadow emotions. Refusing to move on. Feeling held back by fears and old life patterns. Falling back into previous, unsatisfactory conditions. Dragging others backwards. Immobilizing fear of the unknown. Being just another “fish in the sea”.
The full Moon is squaring the karmic Moon's nodes. The north node is very interesting in that it's now sitting smack on the Galactic Center. The Sabian Symbol is Sagittarius 28: A Splendidly Built Bridge, A Heritage Of Unknown Ages, Still Spans The Beautiful And Wildly Primitive Stream. Many astrologers observe that the GC represents the place where 'the mind of God' is, and the 'Bridge' shows us that we can be that bridge, we must, in fact, be that bridge. The bridge between us and them, here and there, then and now, ourselves and God. How are you at being a bridge, how can you (further) be that bridge?
It's interesting to note that last October (to be precise), the GC moved from Sagittarius 27, after being on that degree for 72 years, onto Sagittarius 28. Sagittarius 27, of course, still holds a message about the GC. The Sabian Symbol is A Sculptor's Vision Is Slowly But Surely Taking Form. What is your vision? What visions do you put out there into the world? It's fascinating to note how the Sabian Symbols came through the wonderful spiritualist medium Elsie Wheeler in 1925 completely at random (without knowledge of the sign or degree) with the GC on The Sculptor's Vision Is Taking Form. The 'Mind of God' has got to be the greatest form of a sculptor at work - and now it's the Bridge degree...
It may be hard to keep a stiff upper lip (as they say) with Venus on Aquarius 21: A Woman Disappointed And Disillusioned, Courageously Facing A Seemingly Empty Life. With all the disasters the world's been seeing lately, it's hard to keep optimistic and secure about the future, but secure we must feel, otherwise we contribute to the gloom that can surround us in such difficult times. Just moments after the full Moon, Venus moves onto Aquarius 22: A Rug Placed On The Floor For Children To Play On, this speaks of having that sense of security and a safe place to be, a place that our children and grandchildren can grow up in, safe and sound. The energies of Venus surely wants us to believe that, not be afraid and worried like the Woman Disappointed. Having said that, there are a lot of people that are having to "courageously face a seemingly empty life" and are looking for a dock to moor.
Speaking of docks to moor at, Saturn is on Libra 16: After The Storms Of Winter, A Boat Landing Stands In Need Of Reconstruction. This barely needs interpreting in the light of the horrible events of the last few months with floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. Whatever is going on in our lives and in the lives of those around us, a lot of rebuilding and resurrecting is in order. We've seen a lot of damage by water, wind and waves, not to mention earth tremors.
Mercury, the ruler of this Virgo full Moon, is on Aries 17: Two Prim Spinsters Sitting Together In Silence. This Symbol can show people feeling that words are not enough, that they don't want to speak, that there's nothing to say, or, that they don't need to say anything because of a quiet inner knowing that's shared with others. Perhaps we need a moment of silence, to still the frantic inner mind and find some peace in amongst all that's happening.
Mars is on Pisces 20: A Table Set For An Evening Meal. This Symbol is asking that we give thanks for the things we're provided with, our family, friends, our sustenance, the roof over our heads and our ability to nourish and sustain ourselves.
Jupiter is on a very telling degree... it's Aries 13: A Bomb Which Failed To Explode Is Now Safely Hidden From Discovery. This speaks of so many things, including the current dilemma with the nuclear reactors in Japan and so many other problems and events that have been unfolding. Even though the Symbol says "Failed To Explode", there is the other side of the Symbol, and, without wanting to spread fear or worry, it could signify that something does indeed explode.
Has this situation been defused or is still likely to ‘Explode’? Unexploded ‘Bombs’ can be like grenades – ready to go off at any moment, spraying everyone with shrapnel. The ‘Bomb’ is often something of an emotional nature, but can also be the suppression of a truth that has emotional side effects. There may be time to eliminate the impending explosion before it is discovered, bringing relief and release. If, however, things remain charged up, the result could be depression or internal anger and calling in the “bomb squad” may be necessary. This could mean the help of friends, family, and assistants. Calling in your own emotional, mental or spiritual ‘Bomb’ squad allows you to take control of your emotional nature. If a ‘Bomb’ is ‘Discovered’, it may point to the guilty party who will have to explain their behavior. Did you plant this ‘Bomb’ or did someone else? Take time to reflect on rash emotional decisions or situations that, if ‘Exploded’, could damage much more than was intended. Getting everything under control and safely out of the way will reveal how you can handle things. Act with integrity. People involved can learn a lot from how they react, especially when under pressure.
Keywords: Pressure valves. Getting away with something. Tantrums and frustration. Tempers that simmer. Explosive behavior. Bombs, explosions. Sudden and forceful events. Intelligence organizations, CIA, FBI, ASIO, etc. Valuable lessons of self-restraint. Relief from problems. Discharging nervous energy. Security checks. Last minute escapes.
The Caution: Suppressing stress or illness. Doing inappropriate things and thinking the secret safe. Repressing emotions. Undefined anger. Pressure cooker energy that needs to be released slowly. Explosions damaging more than expected. Activists. Deception behind one’s back. Clash of ideals. Terrorism.
Last, but not least, is Neptune on the very last degree of Aquarius before it moves into Pisces. The Symbol can show issues to do with the feeling that our very civilization stands at the brink of a crisis (or collapse). Of course, I don't think it does, I think life will continue on, we'll grow, expand, make changes, adapt and continue to love and learn. However, many may be sensing this feeling of collapse as the Symbol is Aquarius 30: The Moonlit Fields That Were Once Babylon Are Now Blooming White. The 'Blooming White' can be erosion, like salt erosion and things coming to nothing, although it can also show a new flowering, something growing through the cracks of the past like a beautiful flower that pushes up towards the Sun, often against the odds and against the difficulties that surround it.
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