Moon Message :: 2.22.16

Moon Message 8.16 :: Soul Searching || Full Moon in Virgo

Jupiter and the Moon in Virgo support with humility and thoughtfulness to make this a clear day for recognizing the big patterns of your life. I am going on a journey with my Soul today in search of patterns. The cobwebs traveled in winter have appeared from the backside of snow. This is a day to disappear those cobwebs.

SoulWhen I reminisce about my Soul’s journey in the early years, I remember the little piece by Robert Bly. I like this Bly excerpt very much because it is provocative, it makes me think. Virgo invites pragmatism and discernment more than provocation, but these are weird times. Look back for patterns, look ahead with intention, come back to the quiet of the present moment with soft eyes to be with your Soul on a day such as this. What is Soul to you?

With all the celestial help on this day, you may find new answers to this question. Inviting, as always, the Mentor in me gently suggests quiet time to look at all we are angry about: More than half the country is angry about something. So many blame something.

These are very emotional days and likely will continue to be, so look for a deeper connection to your Soul-self, close by or in your heart space. This eternal being that is you came with a mission and a gift. Soul is that beacon.

Robert Bly titled his Soul essay Problems in the Ark*

Excerpt from The Long Bag We Drag Behind Us: “Let’s talk about the personal shadow first. When we were one or two years old we had what we might visualize as a 360-degree personality. Energy radiated out from all parts of our body and all parts of our psyche. A child running is a living globe of energy. We had a ball of energy, all right; but one day we noticed that our parents didn’t like certain parts of that ball. They said things like: “Can’t you be still?” Or “It isn’t nice to try and kill your brother.” Behind us we have an invisible bag, and the part of us our parents don’t like, we, to keep our parent’s love, put in the bag.

“By the time we go to school, our bag is quite large. Then our teachers have their say: “Good children don’t get angry over such little things.” So we take our anger and put it in the bag. . . . Then we do a lot of bag stuffing in high school. . . . So I maintain that out of a round globe of energy the twenty-year-old ends up with a slice. . . . We spend our life until we’re twenty deciding what parts of our self to put into the bag, and we spend the rest of our life trying to get them out again. . . .If a woman, wanting to be approved for her femininity, has put her masculine side or her internal male into the bag, she may find that twenty years later he will be hostile to her.”

When the dark part becomes starved, we send out a crow in search of a bit of mud.
— — *Robert Bly: A Little Book on the Human Shadows (1988).

Aha! I see something new each time I read this. Our Soul work is beautifully designed. We learn about our feminine natures and then we forget by learning about our masculine natures. In finding wholeness, women and men both, we must find the inner balance where the divinity of both harmonizes. This is big Soul work! Enjoy the fullness of sweet Luna, the single Moon of Earth, Dearhearts.

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