December 17, 2013 ; 1:28am PST/convert to timezone
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Before I write about the upcoming full moon in Gemini, I wanted to share some facts about butterflies.
I’ve highlighted a few here:
Facts about butterflies
1). Butterflies drink from mud puddles
2). They cannot live without their mouths, and they are born without their mouths fully formed (in 2 pieces).
3). They are cold-blooded, and cannot fly when it’s too cold. When it’s below 55 degrees, they are rendered immobile.
4). “A newly emerged butterfly can’t fly.
Inside the chrysalis, a developing butterfly waits to emerge with its wings collapsed around its body. When it finally breaks free of the pupal case, it greets the world with tiny, shriveled wings. The butterfly must immediately pump body fluid through its wing veins to expand them. Once its wings reach full-size, the butterfly must rest for a few hours to allow its body to dry and harden before it can take its first flight.” http://insects.about.com/od/butterfliesmoths/a/10-facts-butterflies.htm
Now about that Full Moon:
Here’s the chart drawn for San Diego, where the ascendant will be in Libra.
The red lines, those are squares. A square is a 90 degree, challenging aspect between two planetary bodies; in astrology, this includes the sun and the moon. A challenging aspect is one that can cause anxiety, but also creativity. There are a lot of these squares in this full moon chart! Energy can spawn action and and bring expansion, and when it gets “bunched” up like it does in a square aspect, it’s like there’s a kink in the hose of energy flow. That kink builds and builds and finally there needs to be a release. A release can be anything you want it to be, but mostly it’s what happens naturally based upon your experiences up until now.
Jupiter in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries, Uranus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn, Pluto in Capricorn squares Mars in Libra. Mars in Libra squares the Sun in Sagittarius.
An opposition is also considered a challenging aspect in astrology. The energy can get stuck in duality and polarity.
The oppositions: Pluto in Capricorn is opposite Jupiter in Cancer. The full moon in Gemini is opposite Sun conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius.
How to survive
I think right now, the best thing to do is to just ride the energy. Ride it like you are at a rodeo, and you are determined to stay on-board. But, in case you don’t… just brush yourself off, take whatever moments you need in peace and silence, and get right back up there again.
Ease and Grace
I shared some facts about the butterfly because it’s a beautiful creature from our perspective as humans. It’s EASY to see the BEAUTY and GRACE in the butterfly, and make all sorts of lovely metaphors about butterflies. But, let’s use these facts to illustrate all the hard work that butterflies do in order to exist as the beautiful creatures we perceive them to be, full of grace, ease and movement. To be a wind-rider requires skill and dexterity. That’s something to appreciate any season 😉
May you all have what you need this holiday season! Many blessings, and much aloha from my heart to yours.