Astrology of Now: Emotional Poetry
Already, you are mine. Rest with your dream inside my dream.
Love, grief, labour, must sleep now.
Night revolves on invisible wheels
and joined to me you are pure as sleeping amber.
No one else will sleep with my dream, love.
You will go, we will go joined by the waters of time.
No other one will travel the shadows with me,
only you, eternal nature, eternal sun, eternal moon.
Already your hands have opened their delicate fists
and let fall, without direction, their gentle signs,
you eyes enclosing themselves like two grey wings,
while I follow the waters you bring that take me onwards:
night, Earth, winds weave their fate, and already,
not only am I not without you, I alone am your dream.
Already You Are Mine. Rest With Your Dreams Inside My Dreams by Pablo Neruda, born on a New Moon in Cancer. To read the rest of the poem, translated by AS Kline, click here.
This New Moon (June 27) in tender, watery, sensitive Cancer packs an emotional punch, like the poetry of the late great Pablo Neruda.
Moon and Sun embrace at every new moon, of course, promising fresh starts and new beginnings, the planting of a seed. But this month the pair are opposed by Pluto in Capricorn, and the feeling is more of endings than beginnings.
This is especially true since Jupiter, the greater benefic, is leaving Cancer in July after a year-long sojourn. Between this New Moon (June 26 at 4° Cancer) and Jupiter’s departure, there’s an elegiac feel. This is the end of an era –– maybe a one year period or for some a full Jupiter cycle of 12 years is coming to an end –– and you may find that something around this New Moon marks it definitively.
The New Moon gets support from Neptune in Pisces and Pallas in Virgo. In fact this New Moon shows how to get these two opposing energies working together. Pallas in Virgo is a word-weaver, a pattern-cutter, Neptune in Pisces is greatness of spirit, music, god, magic. How does that tender New Moon pull these two together. The New Moon in Cancer — pure emotion.
“This is what one thirsts for, I realize, after the smallness of the day, of work, of details, of intimacy – even of communication, one thirsts for the magnitude and universality of a night full of stars, pouring into one like a fresh tide.”
― fromGift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh born on a Cancer New Moon
Of course, one way to pass the time under the star-dappled skies of a midsummer New Moon is to make a baby.