Insights for the Time
The Crystal Rabbit Moon is the 12th of the 13 Moons in a Dreamspell Cycle. It always signals a time of integrating and beginning to prepare for a new round of experience. It marks a time of reflecting on what has been for the last 11 moons (and prior) and a time for looking ahead with new Hope and for opening to New and Expanded Vision, all the while learning to Savor and Bee in the Moment. It is a time for integrating all that we have learned (after having released what no longer serves) and for doing what we need to do to stabilize and find our present place of Dancing in Flow.
The words and phrases listed under the "Moon Kisses Earth in the House of Sun" image above are multilayered themes and focuses that we may now be experiencing in our lives. For each of us, different aspects may be highlighted, expressing in a variety of ways and combinations and at different levels of intensity and awareness. Some we may be able to identify as ongoing themes for us as we peel away yet another layer to find what treasure and simple truth lie underneath. Our journeys are our own.
While writing about each of the Moon Cycles in this Red Solar Moon Year (July 26 2014 - July 24 2015) a 'common thread' pattern came to light that it feels important to share. This pattern seems to express through Solar Seal and Color the process of putting our insides outside. highlighting the move toward Authentic Expression in the World of Form that is inherently transformative by its very nature. I'd bet most of us have felt it.
It was exciting to see more tangibly via SolarTribe and Color the energetic support of this Cycle of Becoming and Unfolding that we have been experiencing as I work my own process in the weaving of systems. The insights are shared in the Trinity of Kin section below.
Synodic Cycle of Venus: Current Cycle Overtone Capricorn
Venus is a 'sacred planet' which means that it has reached a perfected stage of evolution within the solar system. Hence it is able to impart its harmonious vibrations and bring into wholeness that which is 'non-sacred', in conflict or separation. Venus is to the Earth what the soul is to the personality, hence it plays an extremely important role in human evolution. ~Philip Lindsey
Divine Feminine Overtone in Play:
Grandmother, Wise Woman, Crone. Council of Elders , Loving Responsibility
Venus is hierarchical (spirit centered) ruler of Capricorn
On May 21st. 2015 Venus in Cancer (while conjunct the Moon) entered the 3rd Eye Chakra Gate of Perception reclaiming her Visionary Power in her Ascent as Evening Star in the Current Venus Synodic Cycle. This particular Cycle began on January 17, 2014 at her Heliacal rise at 21 Capricorn and ends August 20, 2015 as she rises again in Leo .
This 584 day cycle chronicles the mythic story of Inanna and her descent into the underworld and her empowered ascent into a new Divine Feminine archetype (represented by Venus). The actual orbital cycle of Venus uniquely traces a 5-pointed star in the sky,
It may be a wonderful time to reflect on your life back to January 17 2014 as well. What types of processes have you been through? What have you been encouraged to let go of? What new insights have you gleaned? How do you feel that you have been empowered (or not)? Do you feel that you are seeing with more clarity since January 2014? What are you noticing and feeling in the world in general?
On June 20th, in week 4 (Ripening) of this Moon, Venus enters the Crown Chakra gate at 13 Leo, reclaiming her Crown of Authority on her continued ascent. Her "Crown" was the first vestment she relinquished on her Descent into the Underworld on February 25 2014 at 24 Capricorn. Can you draw any correlations between then and now? How does your sense of Authority feel different (or not)? Do you feel you surrendered in a moment surrounding a certain issue, perhaps felt a sense of loss, and eventually gained something more transcendent (an inner strength/security) as a result?
Each Venus Synodic Cycle is an energetic passage for everyone. As a Collective the overtone Capricorn connects with Wisdom and Responsibility. Its a concern "For the Next 7 Generations" kind of expression (in its positive light) weighing issues and decisions with long term vision and concern for our tribe. Its a practical and pragmatic kind of vision Venus here imparts. A question she may ask of an idea or concept could be "Does it grow corn?". Each sign Venus then transits during this 584 days carries its own vibration with the additional overtone of Capricorn.
Every 8 years, however, each of us will have a personal return which often indicates a more personal experience of the Synodic Passage (and the Inanna myth). What an opportunity to create new Story!
So turning 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72. 80, 88. 96, 104 etc somewhere within the Synodic Cycle's beginning and ending dates would make it a personal Venus Cycle for you
If you are interested in the Synodic Cycles of Venus (or other planets) I encourage you to explore Shamanic Astrology and other resources available online.
Mercury Retrograde in Gemini
and Connection to Venus
Mercury turned retrograde in Gemini on May 18th coinciding with the New Moon in Taurus and a few days before Venus entered the Third Eye gate of Perception reclaiming her Visionary Power. (May 21).
Mercury retrograde in a sign it rules (Gemini) and in the sign that Venus rules esoterically (Gemini) seems to suggest an opportunity to reflect deeply on the nature of Paradox and Polarity, finding a place of Clarity and Acceptance within ourselves that is Healing, Wholing and Empowering - A place of HEART. All very supportive of this Crystal Rabbit Moon
Rather than view this retrograde phenomenon as disruptive to Communication (if you do) try considering it as a deepening and harmonizing time of reflection and integration. of new insights, and of networking in ever more meaningful ways.
Venus herself will turn retrograde on July 25, 2015 (Dreamspell Day Out of Time) in the first degree of Virgo. It feels as though there is an opportunity to arrive at more clarity during this time that will assist in the Soul Level decisions and understandings to come revealing more to us about the Essence of the Art of Living and what that means to and for each of us and as a collective passage.