In attempting to capture the essence of this Full Moon I could not ignore one word. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what it is after all its written at the top of the page.
I love this word plain and simple; it carries such evocative, visceral affects. It is rarely taken lightly, spoken weakly, or felt fleetingly. Yes, there are those who have abused this word and for them the magick (pronounced mage-ick) is missing. Anything sacred that is used profanely loses its function. For those of us who have not lost contact with the beauty, use, and meaning of this word it fits perfectly the heart of this full moon.
The beauty and magick of the word is the release. In my experience there is a real emotion connected with the word that relates to the body. Two examples:
1. Watching the Red Sox last night (as I so often do) Will Middlebrooks, the rookie
3rd base phenom struck out clearly guessing wrong that a fastball
would be the next pitch but was fooled by the change-up. He threw down his bat
in disgust and screamed as if he could be heard across the continent,
2. Two lovers sit on a couch on a sunny afternoon reading Yeats and making out. Finally
the girl says to the boy, “whana fuck?”...
Both of these cases and use of the word fuck illicit a type of magick that affects body/mind/spirit. Think about the first one and imagine the frustration and anger infused in that cry. The full body goes into the scream, right? That’s how one uses that type of fuck. Situation #2 is full of erotic anticipation and more acts on you than through you (well the use of the word rather than the associated act). Imagine that upon hearing those words from the lover the boy tingles from head to as the serpentine sexual energy winds and
curls through his body.
See fuck is a great shadow word and this full moon radiates and reflects the collective need to loosen the chains that bind the individual shadow. By shadow here I am referring to what Carl Jung described as aspects of our psyche that are not quite as nice and loving, neat and clean, or accepted as standard in consensus society. You know, like, uh, fuckingfor one, or fucking someone up for another...maybe getting fucked up on a Friday night (or Tuesday for that matter), or getting really, really pissed and screaming FUUUUUUUUUUCK.
Ever thougt of those things? Done them? Felt bad about thinking or doing them? Of course you have done them and thought about them and depending on your level of personal integrity may have had feelings of shame or guilt around them. That of course if thanks to the patriarchal conditioning of the past 5000 years or so which has determined, essentially, male and female roles in society which has lead to suppression of pure and powerful sexual energy.
The key word there is suppression. The instinct and energy isn’t gone, it lives on within each and every one of us, but in most of society it’s chained up, caged up and let out for rec time (in chains and with armed guards) for about an hour a day. That hour a day usually coincides with whatever is on tv that night.
This Full Moon features the Sun in Cancer (ruled by the Moon) opposite the Moon in Capricorn conjoined with Pluto both of which are septile Neptune. Cancer, Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) and Neptune (ruler of Pisces) are all related to the water trinity and of course the water trinity relates to emotions. Emotions are pre-thought, pre-verbal sensations that occur in us without much control. This is part of the reason that Cancer as an archetype is
associated with sensitivity. With all those emotions flowing through wherever Cancer, the moon, or in the 4th House (where Cancer naturally lives) there is much to protect. Generally no one likes others to see their fears, desires, and need for protection.
So the moon is in Capricorn and Capricorn is the natural opposite of Cancer. So rather than seeking nurturing (of the Shadow—that which is being hidden) in Capricorn there is a measure of control, weight, constriction, or administration governing the emotions. This is not an uncommon or unjust thing, rather it is vital to survival however, I am going to pick on Capricorn for relating to consensus, patriarchal conditioning here for 2 reasons:
1. Because it does
2. Because it fits my purposes
Pluto relates to metamorphosis, death and re-birth, obsessions, and all things taboo. Pluto joining the moon in Capricorn opposing a Cancer Sun with the desire to shine, shadow and all, to me calls for a radiance of that shadow, a release, freedom from the bonds of judgment, order, and values that are not derived autonomously.
Basically, what are you ready to say fuck-it to?
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