REFLECTIONS IN THE DARKNESS #3
by Agent 77 Marg Murphy
This month we have the dark moon in Leo, as we pause and reflect, before the coming new Moon in Virgo. True Black Moon Lilith is at 3* Cancer for the few days of the dark Moon.
With the Dark Moon in Leo and Black Moon Lilith in Cancer we are invited to take time to reflect again on our heart stories. Heart stories are stories and experiences that move us and shape us. They come from and through our ancestors and families and emotional experiences and shape the way we respond to life. The way we are shaped depends on our own unique birth chart.
This Dark Moon we are again encouraged to go deep within, to open our hearts, fragile as they may be, to hold the old wounds, feel them …the shape of them, the stories we have built around them over generations and the years of our own lives.
Imagine yourself sitting by the hearth, the heart of the home, opening your heart gently, gently….and beginning to sense a new story taking shape.
Leo is the sign of the heart chakra and the creative spark. Leo is love and passion and the pure joy and bliss of life and creation. Leo loves grand gestures and for all to be infected with an enthusiasm for life and love. So in the red tent this month Luna holds us so we can reflect on all of this. Where is the love and joy in your life? How is your heart holding you? Or are you held back from embracing passion and joy?
If we look to the darker side of Leo, easily visible at this time and in these times, we can ponder our ego driven behaviour and our need for admiration and approval. Perhaps we fall into the trap of not thinking clearly and have forgotten about emotional sympathy or empathy, driven by our own needs, our own selfish pursuit of wealth and riches and recognition.
Dark Moon in Leo is time to think about creative intelligence and to send out energy to all so that we can tap into this. “May all beings be happy. ” Look closely at the symbol for Leo and see the snake, the symbol for life and its constant renewal.
The snake/serpent is also a totem for Lilith. BML is in Cancer so again we have the royal signs of the zodiac emphasised: Leo the king and Cancer the queen, the lights.
Where are these signs in your own chart? These are the areas to reflect upon this time round. Where is your Sun and Moon? What is your quest for the coming month?
The Sabian symbol for Lilith’s degree is “a cat arguing with a mouse”. Lynda Hill cautions us “if you feel shell-shocked from being “tossed around’, there may be a need to retire somewhere inaccessible whilst you regain your breath and your confidence.” (Page 94 The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle, Lynda Hill, White Horse Books, and ed. May 2002). Perfect advice…give yourself the gift of reflecting time.
BML makes a partile semi sextile to Mars and a partile trine with Neptune. Over the days preceding the Dark Moon phase, the Moon transfers the light from Lilith in Cancer to Mars in Leo. Mars in Leo can bring optimism and an affirmation for life. It can also be indignant and aggressive and extremely sensitive to criticism. With the energy coming from Lilith then maybe there is real anger too. Lilith so strong, aching and raging, throwing off the deep sadness and readying herself for warrior mode. Mars energising and activating this …but we must be oh so careful with all of this now. We are on a precipice, its precarious. Who dares to really look into the heart of the matter….what is the heart of the matter, the heart of this time for you, for us, for earth and all its beings.
With a trine from Lilith to Neptune there is a reminder again of story telling and imagination. We get very attached to certain stories in our lives and we forget that as we repeat them and share them we are strengthening them, renewing their vigour, deepening their hold on us. All of this blurs our sense of reality and we live in Neptunian fog. Lilith is providing us with a perfect opportunity to re-envisage, to re-imagine and to re-create the stories. Change it Now! Look at how you’ve nurtured that old story and held yourself back…change it with the New Moon coming…begin to practise, practise, practise and refine, refine, refine it as the Moon travels through Virgo. Neptune in Pisces in harmonious aspect with BML is giving us the opportunity as individuals and as a community to let go of old images. We can sacrifice our perceived needs to hang on to these old patterns; we can exile ourselves from delusion, illusion, deception and manipulation and unveil a new paradigm.
(I don’t want to talk about world events in these articles but cannot avoid just saying look at the situation in the Middle East and note the difficult tense aspect between Mars, which rules weapons and Neptune, which rules chemicals, where is the heart, pray please…yes we are all responsible and lets hope for spiritual warriors not misguided armies of revenge and wounded egos. We really need this new paradigm NOW)
True Black Moon Lilith movements for the next cycle:
Dark: 3* Cancer
New: 4* Cancer
Full: 0* Leo
Dark: 1* Cancer
New: 26* Gemini
Mean Black Moon Lilith movements for the next cycle:
Full: 11* Cancer
New: 13* Cancer
The mean BML travels a narrow band in the zodiac, holding our focus in Cancer. She invites us to really go very deeply within to an examination of our familial and cultural heritage, to our DNA. She reminds us that each and every cell in our bodies holds DNA and memory. Cells are largely liquid. The Moon rules the tides and waters including the waters in our bodies. Let the waters move and flow, not stagnate. Remember and re-member yourselves, your inheritance and your legacy. Throughout this cycle she continues to form the T-square with Pluto and Uranus, challenging all of us to surrender to chaos in order to create true change. It really cannot happen out there in the world without it happening deep within. This is the tsunami (Lilith in Cancer) caused by the deep quaking of the earth (Pluto in Capricorn) opening the possibilities of a new creative vision (Uranus in Aries).
True BML wanders between Cancer, Leo, Cancer and Gemini guiding and directing us in our reflections and paving the way for the new paradigm. Cancer is the key focus now for the necessary changes but we must also look into our hearts (Leo) to support this, to ensure that we are expressing ourselves authentically, being generous with ourselves and others. And with this we must also take our open-hearted acknowledgement into Gemini energy, connecting and sharing with others and communicating different stories and possibilities. BML returns to Gemini for a few days each month until the end of this year, reminding us that we are versatile and that we are perfectly capable of making up new stories. Gemini reminds us that chaos is the harbinger of great change. We have strength to communicate, we can play and dance and sing together and that great joy can be realised through the acceptance of diversity.
So this Dark Moon look deeply into your heart and heritage, accept that change is inevitable, embrace it. Unveil, IMAGINE and start telling a new story.
© Agent 77, Marg Murphy
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