I just wouldn’t be worth my salt as an astrologer if I didn’t chime in on this Full Moon. If you subscribed to my newsletter, you’d have already gotten the low down, with a lot of the off road commentary that I don’t post on the site, but since its such a universal event, I’ll double up on the topic and some of the info.
The power of the intensely transformational Moon started yesterday when I had harpist, Barbara Imhoff on my show. Barbara has battled back from the depths of drug addiction. She was even pronounced legally dead on the corner of Mission and 16th in San Francisco, thanks to a heavy, uncut spike of heroin.
Her death contained neither the warmth of heavenly light nor the dark of a soulless hell. It was worse–purely unconscious with no guidance at either end of the spectrum. But even that was not her bottom.
Beyond death it could get worse. She had her twin flame, her harp stolen from her broken-up car. The devils were in hot pursuit of the most angelic of instruments, the divine oracle of sound itself, snatching part of her soul, only to be redeemed in recovery.
Losing her harp was her rock bottom. Almost two years later, after she had rounded back into human form, serendipity called and miraculously, she recovered her beloved harp.
We also talked about depression and genius, reminiscing about the life of Ronnie Montrose, who was a close, personal friend of Barbara’s and one of my guitar-gods of my youth. Ronnie had committed suicide just a few weeks ago. All this as a prologue to the Scorpio Moon. Motivated, clean and recovered, Barbara has a new project called, “The Bindi Society” and a brand new CD, Falling In Light. Its a stunning combination of sacred vocals, electro-chamber music, and global poly-rhythms.
Redemption isn’t just a personal victory–its a collective triumph that almost always goes unnoticed. Its how we keep the devil at a disarming and healthy distance.
But now for the star of today’s show, the perigee Moon in Scorpio, just a scant 221, 882 miles away. Its so close you might be able to see the soul tower and other lunar spires with mere binoculars. Today is Wesak, which commemorates the life and death of the Buddha. Wesak is a really big deal with the theosophical, I AM crowd. Its when Shambala draws closer to Earth and the energies of the ascended masters are transmitted and stepped down to third dimensional frequency–or so they say. The portal for Wesak is Mount Kailash.
Adding todays lucky numbers, we get 555; May (5), 5th (5) and 2012 (5). Five is the number of man as symbolized by the pentagram and the five-sided star. In tarot it represents the minor arcana cards of; poverty (discs), disappointment (cups), defeat (wands) and betrayal (swords). The Heirophant (five) is the servant of God/Man to attend to the suffering and the key to relieving the self-fulfilling prophecy of the fives, can be found in the 14th (5) card of the major arcana; Temperance, which symbolizes temperate thought, attitude and action in all all things. Temperance might be a good state to keep in your back pocket as the night unfolds. But then again, with that Scorpio Moon, you just might have to surrender to intensity of the transformational forces of this epic Moon.
It peaks at roughly 7:45 PM, PST. At that time Scorpio will also be on the ascendant at 15 degrees and the opposition to the Taurus Sun will be exact. The same Sun will be in a wide trine with Pluto and Mars. If I could be kundalini adviser for just a few sentences, my advice to anyone that can do it, to well, do it. The energy tonight is simply ecstatic. If you’re single. Mingle. There’s magic in the night sky, especially if you are in the process of letting go of a lover or attachment. This Moon makes it final.
On the earth changes front, tides will be higher during the Super Moon and we hope and pray for the disaster that is Fukushima is not further exacerbated by the shifting Earth or the dark plans of man. Another powerful aspect of this Moon is its ability to magnetize people, events and experiences into being. Light a candle for the people of Japan and envision all the reactors cool, subdued and inert. Visualize resolution for this epic disaster.
Today would have been Tammy Wynette’s 72nd birthday. She was one of country musics first ladies. She stood by her man and then warbled about D-I-V-O-R-C-E. But maybe Tammy’s greatest star turn was the Queen of Lemuria on vocals for “Justified and Ancient” by the KLF. Here’s that epic video, from a very different time. The last word for tonights moon; Catalyze