Full Moon in Sagittarius--May 31, 2007
Those eyes!!! If someone looked at me like that, I would melt away into honey mead and he could lap me up off the floor. Not for him the trite and/or half-hearted pick-up lines--he goes after it, with poetry and passion! He knows what to say, and it's what every woman wants to hear. He is even gallant to the grocery cashier, and makes her swoon. His hunger is palpable and his charm irresistable. Julie's book speaks of him as a bridegroom--a stable and loyal "keeper." But I see a danger here, of a man who can smooth-talk his way into and out of any and every thing. I'm not convinced that fidelity is a strong point for him, although I'm certain that he can capably shift the blame for any lapses.
Thirteenth Full Moon--May 31, 2007
As the moon must "conform" to the solar calendar, so must women "conform" to the solar world. And, like the moon, our constant changing is seen as inconstancy. But as we know, the only constant is change. And the ability to change, and to adapt to change, is power, strength, survival, evolution.
I don't believe women's power lies in worldly success, equal rights and the like. We change, we flow, we exert a subtle influence, a gentle tug on the tides. We shine day and night. We are strong enough to take the sun's light and reflect it back to him (which he surely likes!), with only an occasional shadow of eclipse. It's up to us to be flexible, patient, understanding, adaptable--society would crumble otherwise.
Hate to admit it, but I haven't even taken out the cards for this cycle yet. There's such a lot of "real life" stuff in May! I'm not *giving* up, but I will have to do some *catching* up. Later.
First Quarter Moon in Virgo--May 23, 2007
If all those wishes came true, think what a different world we would live in! Yes, wishes are nice, but a real wish brings the responsibility of action, i.e. "if it's got to be, it's up to me!"
On a nice spring day like the one pictured here, daydream wishes are abundant. But in a few weeks, when the dandelions go to seed--AAAAAAACHOOOOOOOO! Then you could be trapped inside by your own reaction, and what a bummer that is! Overabundance of fantasy (i.e. wishful thinking), magical granting of wishes and the like bring their own challenges.
Real wants require thinking through and working through.
Full Moon Cycle of Sagittarius--May 21 to June 20, 2007
This card is holding me up. I'm put off by there not being any humans in this card. For me, the High Priest should be a bridge between human and divine. We need all the help we can get! So he may be a great guy--a real gentle man--but he seems too remote, and I have a hard time relating the card to real life. (Find myself doing a lot of wishful thinking though!)
New Moon in Taurus--May 16, 2007
I'd be sad too if my cat knocked over such healthy new plants. But wait! Julie says the girl is sad because her cat killed her bunny. I can just barely make out the bunny. The book describes the card as pessimistic, but what is pessimistic about grief over the death of a pet? Sure, there is still beauty and goodness, and they will help cheer her up later. But for now--as Barney says--"it's okay to cry." Just don't let it ruin your life.
There's the old question about whether the glass is half empty or half full. My answer to that is: the glass is totally full--with half water, half air.
Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius--May 10, 2007
I'm seeing many aspects of myself mirrored in this image, just as Narcissus sees himself also mirrored. The first impression I got is of self-analysis. From time to time, I jump to quick, judgmental conclusions. But then I always wonder why, and look deep down for an answer. So it seems the youth in the card, if his gaze can penetrate beyond the surface, could also try to perceive the good, the bad and the ugly settled at the bottom. The question is, what will he do with the ugly? Will he leave it to pollute the water further? Or will he pull it out and throw it away? I can't imagine him reaching for anything other than the most attractive cup. If he chooses that one, he will keep it filled with water so he can carry his illusions with him wherever he goes.
Another aspect of the card is self-love. Lots of people get their sense of self-love and self-worth from outside sources, i.e. from other people. When someone finds us attractive or appreciates us, that's a big boost to our self-image. But the most important approval must come (first from God, then) from ourselves. Self-love is an important psychological mechanism which helps us balance our needs against the needs of others, directing many of our choices and our actions. This is especially important for mothers, who sometimes forget that they can't keep taking care of their families if they don't make time for themselves.
On the other end of the spectrum is narcissism. Self-centeredness causes people to make choices that serve only themselves. Ultimately, they will end up as lonely as Narcissus, slowly pining away in an unsatisfying life.
Full Moon in Scorpio--May 2, 2007
The Queen Bee has ultimate power in the hive, but what power does she have alone? She rules by serving, producing, and nurturing others. The watery Queen is reflective, defining herself by the roles she fills for others in her life. (Her user ID is frequently "So-and-so's Mom.") Even ladies as legendary as Mary (pick one!) and Guinevere would be unknown if their lives hadn't revolved around bright suns. Nevertheless, she is the power of Life, and the tender and caring bearer of selfless Love--the kind described in I Corinthians 13.
Beltaine--May 1, 2007
Opposites attract! But we have a choice whether to give in to our desires, to follow our hearts or our heads. (Or, for some, letting the little head rule the big head.) And when the heart and mind are united, a true bond can be formed.
Many women don't recognize the power they have in their sexual choices. Or the power they gain by wielding it.
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