07 June 2012

Under the Lunar Light

Dodging raindrops on Monday evening, we gathered under the glorious Morton Bay fig trees in the beautiful Botanic Park to participate in the third public Full Moon Gathering (esbat) that the Temple of the Dark Moon has hosted for this year.  Not only was the Moon entering the astrological sign of Sagittarius (the Sun being in Gemini), but it was also a partial lunar eclipse.

Lunar Eclipses are about relationships and polarities.  With the Gemini-Sagittarius axis involved, this Lunar Eclipse presses us to look more closely at our needs, lacks, and wants in our lives concerning the balance between Gemini-ruled and Sagittarius ruled areas of life.  The Gemini-Sagittarius polarity is a mental axis, where Gemini represents the "lower mind" and Sagittarius represents the "higher mind". 

The Gemini Sun encourages us to think logically, while the Sagittarius Moon persuades us to intuit, and to think in a broader manner. Sagittarius symbolizes the quest for meaning and ideas that expand upon the "here and now".

Gemini is quite comfortable in his or her immediate environment or neighborhood, while Sagittarius stimulates us to venture beyond it. Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us.  Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Lunar Eclipse invites us to do.

This eclipse is about communication, attitude, and our sense of adventure.  Something has been building inside of us, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. 

Over the coming weeks, we will discover what this means for us. For now, we can't sit on our feelings. We need to express them.

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