Mystic Rectangle and Full Moon

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree I would spend six sharpening my ax.”Abraham Lincoln

The Moon waxes full on Valentine’s Day, February 14 at 6:53 PM EST at 26 Leo. One of the Sabian symbols associated with this Moon is, “A tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter.” This Full Moon is a good time to consider your personal evolutionary process and what part planning, personal autonomy and self definition play in the process.

With Mercury now in Aquarius it is wise to consider how you use the power of your conscious mind. Does your thought process support you in your movement forward? Or do you get derailed in doubt, self criticism and confusion?

There is a Mystic Rectangle at the time of this new Moon – meaning there is support and assistance from higher forces for moving things forward. It is best to keep intentions clear and to commit to using your mind with clarity and focus.

All quotes from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom

Neptune, Mercury and On Golden Pond

This weekend I was up at Lake Winnipesaukee. There is an old mural on the side of a pizza parlor there that I have wanted to photograph for awhile. Yesterday I finally managed to have my camera with me when I stopped for lunch.

The mural is a painting of a man and a golden retriever sitting on a dock. The man is fishing and an old wooden motor boat is tied up near him. The painting is faded and weather beaten but captures a slice of life in that small lakeside town where scenes from On Golden Pond were filmed.

I ordered my lunch and went out to shoot the photo of the mural but my camera made a weird beeping noise and would not work. I tried several different options for correcting it to no avail. I figured I would take it to my friend at the camera shop the next day and ask him to deal with it.

When I got up this morning and was preparing to go out and gathering my things together, I thought I should put the camera in the car so I didn’t forget it. But then it occurred to me that maybe I should try to replace the batteries and see if that would make it work.

But I couldn’t find the camera. I looked and looked – having downloaded photos from it the night before
I knew it was in the house. But it was nowhere to be found.

I have a good friend who has a strong Neptune in her chart. She uses the term, “like being lost in a fog bank off the coast,” to describe the kind of confusion that can occur with mundane affairs when Neptune is a strong influence as it is now.

But Neptune also connects us to the eternal and the divine.

This little story about my camera is a thumbnail sketch of the kind of the kind of hazy territory we are in with Mercury in Pisces preparing to station retrograde near Neptune. It is a good time to say, ”whatever” to malfunctioning equipment and general confusion – to take events like this in stride – with faith in the future that things will get straightened out eventually. Neptune also rules faith.