Let My Country Awake
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection:
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is lead forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action -
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
~ Rabindranath Tagore ~
I missed writing the Cosmic Story for the Cancer Full Moon on December 28, 2012 because I was busy playing with my 10-month-old nephew. Very appropriate for the Cancer Full Moon! I remembered what it was like to be the mom of a newly incarnated soul. It was delightful and oh so much fun! So before I discuss this week’s Capricorn New Moon, I’d like to go back to the Cancer Full Moon for a moment.
Cancer is the Moon-ruled sign that sets the tone of our emotional intelligence. Although there are twelve different Moon-signs, they all relate back to the Cancer archetype of the watery Mother Womb, the place where we grow our emotional bodies. Capricorn, the Saturn-ruled sign that builds societies and all their various institutions, is supposed to be the material receptacle that creates a world in harmony with that all-important emotional body—the soul.
Unfortunately, our patriarchal society does just the opposite. The patriarchal Capricorn rules shape our emotional bodies to its ongoing drive for power, wealth and control, rejecting the notion of soul and its needs. Perhaps that’s why our society is so dysfunctional—nobody is happy with it. But now that Pluto is moving through Capricorn and finally pulling down the rotten structures and exposing the decay, perhaps we can free up our emotional bodies so that we connect to our soul’s real emotions and thoughts. That’s the secret to changing society: we need to feel what we want out of life (and our society as the collective manifestation of life) and create institutions that support more balanced types of work, real equality between the sexes, closer communities, more in-depth relationships and more fulfilling avenues for personal expression that fit the adult expectations of freedom and creativity, and most importantly, love.
With this in mind, this Capricorn New Moon gives us a chance to plant the seeds of a new vision for our society, one that definitely embraces a more feminine viewpoint. We are going to be in the energy of the Pluto in Capricorn/ Uranus in Aries square for the next few years, so it’s not going to happen overnight, but each time we plant a new seed of change, vision and hope in our own lives, we become responsible for sharing it with our world. And that change ripples out into our environment.
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