The New & Full Moon Forecast: Full Moon (6/4/12)
Astrologers Isha Lerner and Tara McKinney join forces to offer their complementary interpretations of the New and Full Moon phases each month – Isha from the Western perspective, Tara from the Vedic. Isha’s approach draws upon thirty years in her practice of Western astrology. Tara’s approach employs the ancient Vedic system of 27 “Lunar Mansions” (each 13 1/3 degrees wide) which are oriented primarily around the stars (sidereal), the constellations and our Galactic Center. Please join us every couple of weeks for the latest guidance from the Great Lunar Goddesses of both Western and Eastern traditions.
Full Moon June 4th, 2012
By Isha Lerner
This is a magnificent time to listen to the birds. Why? This Full Moon with a Lunar Eclipse conjoins with a rare Venusian visit. I am calling this full moon; The Festival of Nature. In esoteric groups this full moon has been known as the Festival of Humanity. My twist on this full moon is inspired by the assistance nature provides, through Venus, as our collective heart is activated. It’s a kind of fierce love. Mars will square the Venus/Sun Conjunction and creates a T Square to the Moon in Sagittarius. When I tune into to this dynamic I see Mars as a kind of spear, or cupid bow, that is driving its force of Will into the heart and emotion of relationship, personal needs and desires.
Some studies have shown that bird song may lead us into a harmonic space. By joining with bird song and the tree spirits you may calm and soothe the force of resistance to grow during his time of new rhythms and shifts on earth. If dissonance is stirred within the feeling world during this next week, trust chaos and see it as the potential for a new human design. We may imagine this design as New Life leading us toward inspired perspectives. Nature can be your guide. Nature needs us; we need nature. Our earth alignment can anchor this New Love/New Design. By taking care of our earth we take good care of our Self. When we walk the earth, we massage Her body and in turn, we are healed. Be with Her in the open bounty of this full moon and drink in the elixir of fresh stirring of the Soul.
The Sabian Symbol for 15+ degrees Sagittarius:
The Ground Hog Looking For Its Shadow on Ground-Hog Day
The value of anticipating new turns of events and ascertaining future prospects.
The eye is on the future. Moving forward (Moon in Sagittarius) is imperative and new forms of communication (Sun in Gemini) are on the horizon. What does the symbol of the Ground Hog looking for its shadow indicate? To me it implies a rhythm or cycle that has its place and time, and in some instances, when the ground hog encounters its shadow, the shadow itself is the message or what is yet to come. This is profound and so accurate as we meet this full moon and all it implies during a Lunar Eclipse. Our shadow is the indicator. The future is clear. We have been given a sign to carry on, to pursue, and to allow the warmth of the heart to lead the way through the unknown depths of shadow.
Isha Lerner & Tara McKinney, PhD