In All the Bridges We Made
Full Moon | January 28, 2021 | 9 Leo 06’
I am responsible. I am she who keeps her brothers and sisters. The Sun is in the middle of the Grand conjunction, between Saturn, responsibility and Jupiter, optimism. We are responsible to be optimistic. We are called to recognize that we are social creatures. What we think and what we say in our circles contributes to the makeup of the world. It is my contention that we helped to make, perpetuate, and finally eliminate Trump, though we knew it not. I see Saturn as the “contributing thinker.” I came upon this term one day when a group of co-workers were gossiping about a coworker who was not present. I could see that their opinions could serve as silent or verbal support instead of secret and venomous negation.
Recently I got a hit to read the position of Saturn in the chart as understanding and grasp or the absence thereof. Saturn in Aquarius means understanding the collective dream of a better world and getting a handle on being personally responsible for what we think and say about others, the ones we easily love and the ones who tempt us to hate. No one is expendable because they sin in our eyes. No one should be written off, cursed or condemned just because we don’t know how to love them.
Our sense of responsibility for the social order is reflected or mirrored at this Full Moon in Leo, by the strength of our personal will and our willingness to creatively solve world crisis. We must see the truth and necessity to “lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms” as said so beautifully and mightily by Amanda Gorman, Inauguration poet. The laying down of arms is reflected by Mars, planet of conflict and conflagration, conjunct Uranus, The Awakener. Study war no more. We must have the will to love. To love you don’t have to have affection and speak terms of endearment. You just need to have grace and comportment and the spirit of conciliation. “Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” We all need grace and forbearance. This is Jupiter in Aquarius. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, our Lord and our Redeemer.” Let not my heart be hardened unless it is hardened into gold. The Moon in Leo tests our authenticity. Are we genuine? Are we real? Do we express truth? Can we be trusted to be a strong link in the ties that bind us freely?
Full Moons are mirrors. We may be uncomfortable with what we see. The Moon shines brightly in the dark night sky. If you are in the dark about something, in the dark about how to be a brother or sister, a neighbor or a friend, full of integrity and doing no harm, look into the mirror which is your life. Ask yourself: What say you? How true, real and authentic are you? Are you courageously living and respecting the rights of others and making sure you do not lie, equivocate and fake that you might manipulate?
Not because we will never again know defeat but because we will never again sow division Scripture tells us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree And no one shall make them afraid If we’re to live up to our own time Then victory won’t lie in the blade But in all the bridges we’ve made That is the promised glade The hill we climb.
Excerpt from The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, Inauguration 2021