Monday, July 23, 2012

Moon Lyrics for the Cancer

Combining the sabian symbol of a particular day or event with the astrological interpretation is something that I've been exploring of late. There is an interesting link that unravels itself. I like the sabian symbols because they bring a zing to the rhythmic moon song adding colors to its notes and a bang to its lyrics.

We are ending another New Moon phase which inspired a new song, as the lyrics scrolled across our hearts and we took notes and planted the seeds that may or may not grow into a master piece expressing our emotional currents and moon moods during the coming Full moon. From the conception of the new moon song to its birth at the full moon, we unconsciously work on that new song. And like most songs, they strive to have meaning, sometimes real deep meaning with roots going down in the darkest caverns of our inner world.

This New Moon Cancer 26 is in the powerfully nurturing and mothering sign, with the forces of the divine feminine in effect. It's an interesting experience for me personally because the Moon has now joined the Sun in my house of career. At this time each year, the spotlight is on my work, my public life. This year I am hosting the YONI RISING photo exhibition so its taking a lot of my time and energy. On the other hand, the Sun has its back to the most personal spot in my life which is my physical home and the emotions I store within the home I carry in me. Whatever the sun shines on thrives and blooms, while those places that do not get sunlight are damp, moist, or can even get dry and brittle. That's how my home and private life has been feeling as I go through the emotions and motions of finding a new living space beginning within me. The sun also has its back on the natural home of the Moon so a lot of emotional reflections, tides and waves, major changes and shifts are occurring. I should be familiar with this. I have been for years. I just wonder why I forget until I am knee deep in it. Yet, the knowing makes me rest deep inside, it cultivates peace even as the winds and storms blow around me. And to that I am grateful for the wisdom of astrology and rhythms of life.

The Sabian Symbol for the new Moon is Cancer 27: A Furious Storm In A Canyon Filled With Valuable Homes. Sounds horrible? When the mother is pissed off she doesn't play. She lashes out and lets everyone around her know, taking some down with her. This storm that this new Moon symbolizes is one that can be experienced like the last storm we had on the east coast that left hundreds of thousands of home without power. Or it could be a storm taking place inside of you or playing out in world around you.

In her book, The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees of Wisdom, Lynda Hill offers that "Violent Storm in a Canyon Filled With Valuable Homes’ shows that a ‘Storm’ has released its fury on those in its path. The ‘Weather’ that has been unleashed can reflect actual weather, or psychological or emotional conditions. The ‘Homes’ need not be "expensive", but are places that are 'Valuable' to the occupants, they usually feel protected and safe. Somehow, a ‘Storm’ has raged through. Exactly what will happen next may be rather uncertain.

Cancer teaches us about the Divine Feminine and this lunar cycle is spitting out lyrics that are about the home, its condition, while it's serenading us with tunes that make us want to connect with mother, think about our relationship with her or those who nurtured us; it could symbolize a single man with a deeper yearning to have a woman in his space and life so that it can have the vibrations of a complete home. Or a woman may be moving in with her lover to take things to another level or one may be leaving the other. The Sun and Moon in Cancer says create a cozy living space while Mars in Libra says do it with another. Or wrap your arms around the inner Mother. Its song is called, "I Want to Love Myself!"

I began writing this post on Thursday, the 19th but the storm took down my internet and it got restored this Sunday -three days later. Since then we had the Colorado theater shooting which killed and injured many. This is clearly an instance a furious storm for the shooter who unleased it in the theater that Friday night. I don't know the details and don't really need to know. I do know that anyone who opens fire on a large crowd of people or even a single individual is carrying a furious storm inside their emotional body. But the killer never gets any empathy. Oh no, it doesn't work that way.

With Mercury continuing in retrograde mode in Leo, this weekend was filled with delays and cancellations. I complied and took the time to rest, sleep and rest again.

Today, the Sun entered Leo at 6:01am est. We say good bye to the emotional waters, the need for security and the comfort of mother's lap to run outside and play with the fires in the lion's den she warned us about. Passion rises and so does the creative flame within us. Sometimes the flames need to be controlled or they go too wild. The sun is after all, an enormous nuclear reactor, and if not constantly checked, the Leonine ego can lead to a 'meltdown' or to 'sunspots'. This means that we need to pay attention to our critics as much as we do our admirers to avoid being blinded by our own light. Like the sun, Leo can not see the shadows that it casts. So we will have to rely on the Moon to guide us.

Enjoy the fun times that Sun in Leo brings! Ooooh! This feels like a naked post with no pictures. It's been parked in the draft box for days. It's time I publish it without the pictures.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Eco-Sensuals are really eco-sensitives. We are aware that we are powerful energy magnets and conduits constantly absorbing and taking in the vibrations in our immediate environments. Processing, sifting through, scanning and unfortunately taking in too much external energies. We are keenly aware of our oneness with our ecosystem in ways others are not readily conscious of.

While speaking with a girlfriend I consider an eco-sensitive healer we reflected on our sensitivity and the significance of protecting ourselves.  In recent conversation, Tonia told a friend that she he likes to keep her ipod and ear phone plugged as she travels on public transportation and her friend questioned whether she disliked talking with people.

For eco-sensitives it is beyond talking with others. I for one, am a social butterfly and love interacting with new and interesting people.  Yet sometimes that can come with a price and burden if not done consciously. We have the need to go deeper within during those moments so that we stay grounded and in our center. I find that if I focus inward then I am less overwhelmed with all that's going on around me. Since energy follows thought and attention, staying tuned in can help you hold your ground contain your power. Public transportations and public spaces are swamped with the excess collective energies that are foreign and even decaying in nature. Living in DC most people travel by foot, public trans or bike and a great deal drive adding to the pollution. So there's no avoiding the smog. You find yourself in the midst of electromagnetic entanglements, pools of energetic clutter, emotional projections of others, forces unbeknown and vibrations that resonate on lower frequencies. That's city life for you. But eco-sensuals think in terms of transforming rather than accumulating and storing that quality of energy in the body.

Eco-Sensuals are acutely aware of the shifts and changes in the massive field of energy that most metropolitans are not accustomed to sensing and understanding. It's just not something that is taught or explored in the early family dynamics, the educational system or thinking process of living day to day in a concrete structured world.

My friend is a doula and works a lot with pregnant as well as abused and emotionally challenged women of all backgrounds and ethnicity.  She gently reminds her clients to "shed the load". She senses distinct emotional holding patterns in a person when they have so much going on inside of them. They are often shocked when she tells them that she is able to sense their energy body. 

As an eco-sensual, I sense vibrations and energy patterns around me. Even while speaking on the phone with someone who may be on another continent. If its dense, its more easily sensed. Emotional energy - in particular - whether here or across the waters is simply energy and its transmission and movement travels faster than the speed of sound or light.

Since we are extremely sensitive to our ecological system, we make sure to have sufficient time in private, personal spaces rather than public spaces and large groups. As I get older and my sensitivity increases, its even more difficult to be comfortable in indoor large crowds especially sports arenas, concerts, clubs and such. If I am not prepared I can get eaten up alive.  I have to fortify, reinforce and quadruple the force field that I construct around me for protection. As the earth and environment shifts and is imposed by the plague of technology alone, we are loosing touch with our senses and our humanness. With all the unfortunate distractions, including pharmaceuticual drugs, humans are becoming more and more desensitized to our internal and external energetic environment, while others turn to mind altering substances just to be able to deal with the day to day energetic assault and congestions. It's like the effects of antibiotics. It not only destroys harmful bacteria but it gets rid of the good ones as well. Sooner or later the antibiotics or drugs loose their potency as the body tries hard to resist the unnatural effects. No different with environmental stress. We learn to deal with it, swallow it and sooner than later we begin to adjust to it, learning how to ignore it. But its still there, stressing our mind-bodies.

The sensitivities of eco-sensuals demand that we perform regular rituals of energy protection and clearing to safe guard us as we step outside into the force field of the fast pace, mechanical world and to then later return to our homes. We then have to make sure that we clear the energetic debris that clung to our aura or energy field so that we don't bring them into our homes and personal lives causing interferences. Taking foot wear off before entering my home space is mandatory. It's one of the ways we drag the environmental toxins and foreign energies into our personal living space.

Going into nature and natural places can offers us a soothing space for cleansing and recharging our internal batteries and breathing fresh air into our bodies. Plugging into the earth on a daily basis is essential to our well being. Otherwise, we suffer imbalances and discomforts that are often not our own and avoidable. Unfortunately this can lead to carrying the load of others and absorbing lower frequencies that can compound our own leading to depression, creative stagnation, and eventually terminal illnesses such as cancer. 

With our Womb temple as the largest magnetic bowl of water in our body, everything is naturally pulled down or absorbed into that sacred space.  Thus Womb healing is needed more than ever due to the constant assaults and pollutions that our bodies endure from environmental stress.  Water is magnetic, therefore it pulls and attracts not just water but energy. Think of the Womb as similar to the depths in which all waters of the earth - including  lakes, rivers,  bays,  water falls, streams, sewage systems and all else - flow right back to the largest water source on earth - the oceans.  Our oceans are our largest water resource, they are the basins through which all the water on earth is cycled.  Constant replenishing and recycling within us is paramount.  In the physical body, all  vibrations lead back to the largest water source in our bodies - our Womb (reproductive system). 

"I am the Chalice by Michelle Collie" 1st image credit
Seven Sister, Womb of the Pleiades 2nd image credit