Today’s article covers the up and coming influences of the full moon in Cancer. This energy is currently unfolding all around us. There’s a sensitivity that can be felt by all and as I write this article I am compelled to dig deeper into the foundations of Astrology. Cancer rules the roots of our being and where we come from and so history is involved. This full light of Cancer energy also brings to light the domestic side of our lives, i.e. our home life, security, where we feel safe and cared for. This influence could inspire many to dig deeper into our own DNA patterns. History connected with our individual lineages and families willl be where heightened emotions are recognized. There’s also a grand trine in water which connects this full moon in Cancer with Neptune in Pisces and Mars and Jupiter conjunct in Scorpio. This means there a depth of sensitivity and emotion involved on this full moon. There is an added component of empathy, understanding, feelings which are highly active and magic is present all around us. The full moon inspires emotional responses, Neptune inspires imagination, resolve, empathy and Mars activity and Jupiter expansion & abundance. To put that altogether there’s an over abundance of emotion and empathy for us all to tap into. The full moon in Cancer is in its exact fullest appearance on January 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. It’s a supermoon and that means it’s so especially close to us here on earth. It’s influence is stronger then usual as the Moon is the closest planetary body to us. We feel things much deeper then usual. Cancer brings to light our families, our roots, our family of origins and so family will be an area that is a topic of conversation and experience. And so on New Year’s Eve the energy of this full moon will be a bit more subdued then usual. This energy of Cancer will inspire most to be present with their families or in a family type of atmosphere where they feel and and secure.
Now to pull this back to shed some light on the title of today’s article The History of Astrology. Astrology is over 7000 years old and was discovered in Babylonian Times.The Babylonians are credited with the birth of astrology. Their astrological charts enabled them to predict the recurrence of seasons and certain celestial events. So in the beginning astrology and astronomy were the same science. Babylonian astrology was introduced to the Greeks early in the 4th century B.C. and, through the studies of Plato, Aristotle, and others, astrology came to be highly regarded as a science. It was soon embraced by the Romans (the Roman names for the zodiacal signs are still used today) and the Arabs and later spread throughout the entire world.
While early astrology was used to bring a sense of order out of chaos, it was soon utilized to predict weather patterns, mostlyu for agricultural purposes. It was eventually broadened to include forecasts of natural disasters and war and other events in the course of human experience. Being that there were many successes using Astrology, it was a natural progression for astrology to be used as counsel for kings and emperors and, in time, for all of us.
The zodiac (which is derived from the Greek word meaning “circle of animals”) is believed to have developed in ancient Egypt and later adopted by the Babylonians. Early astrologers knew it took 12 lunar cycles (12 months) for the sun to return to its original position. They then identified 12 constellations that they observed were linked to the progression of the seasons and assigned them names of certain animals and persons (in Babylonia, for example, the rainy season was found to occur when the Sun was in a particular constellation which was then named Aquarius, or water bearer).
I thought it appropriate with the influences of this full moon in Cancer to shed some light on the foundations of Astrology. We all want to know where we’ve come from, it’s quite natural and it seemed appropriate to shed some light on the foundation of astrology as it has been a key tool, a compass so to speak for a very long time to humankind.
This particular full moon is parallel in time with 5200 B.C. which was the beginning of human inhabitation and settlements in Malta. Malta’s location is in the middle of the Mediterranean. It was a place where some of the first farming settlements developed. When I think of Cancer I think of the things that nurture us and provide us with sustenance. Cancer is the Mother of all and so I also think of the different mothers throughout the different cultures in the world that I have learned about over time such as Mother Mary, White Calf Woman (native american), Mana (Greek for Mother) and of course there are so many more.
On further study of this full moon I note that that there is an applying opposition with a stellium of planets, Sun, Venus, Saturn, Pluto all in Capricorn. A dear friend and mentor for many years always said that oppositions bring surprises, it’s like something coming out of no where and they either pull us closer together or divide us. Based upon my experience I believe they can do both. It’s a matter of what we can each accept or not. Awareness is always raised of our differences. By January 9/10, this energy will be most realized and with Saturn newly present in the constellation of Capricorn; reality and responsibility of what we have put out or projected onto others and them onto us will be shown to us. Saturn is at home in this constellation as it is the natural ruler of Capricorn and so there the topic of taking responsibility for your actions will become an area that we must own. Saturn’s energy brings to mind father time, restriction, limitations, responsibility, and hard work. In the middle of the stellium (combination of more then 3 planets in one zodiac sign) of Capricorn is Venus and the Sun and on the outside of the stellium is Pluto in Capricorn. So we have 2 powerful planets holding the boundaries of 2 more personal planets. Saturn = restriction and Pluto = undenial and powerful transformations. Capricorn rules over the structures that rule out in the world such as governments. I see this as huge governmental transformations occurring which is affecting our vital forces, our money systems and there is many areas of restriction being put on these areas and the full moon in opposition brings our awareness to these transformations and breakdowns and to whom the responsibility and hard work is put upon.
In this full moon chart there is also a fixed T-square from the North Node in Leo to Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio to the South Node in Aquarius. Jupiter balloons and puts under the magnifying glass areas where things have ended for us and where new life is now being born. The fixed T-square lets us firmly know that we have no choice but to accept and understand this process is necessary now. From a rooted place there are many who are suffering because they cannot let go of old hurts. Acceptance is important as this indicates we have no choice but to change. The South Node in Aquarius has us looking to our past in realization of our friends, acquiantances and how we are all connected in the network of life. The North Node in Leo has us all looking forward to create from our hearts and so we are reminded of Old Acquintances and New Life and that this is the higher power at work. Brings to mind the traditional song we all sing on New Years “Old Lang Syne”. Here is some history and lyrics to guide you as we open our hearts to welcome this New Year of 2018. I found this on google and hope the sharing shed’s some light onto this beautiful, traditional song.
Auld Lang Syne is a Scottish poem, thought to be composed by Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns in 1788. It is sung to the traditional folk tune Roud 6294.
It is well known across the English-speaking world and has long been associated with New Year’s celebrations, commonly played after people watch the ball drop. Auld Lang Syne literally translates to “Old Long Since,” and more roughly it means “long, long ago” or “days gone by.”
Here is the English-translated version of the Auld Lang Syne lyrics (Scottish to follow):
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine† ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.
Here is a link to a beautiful rendition by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
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