Selkie Blues

 Drawing courtesy of Willa Johnson The Younger.

Drawing courtesy of Willa Johnson The Younger.

Lynda Hill’s Sabian Symbols describes the Karmic Degree of the moon tonight as A Woman Has Risen Out of the Ocean, A Seal Is Embracing Her. This describes the Selkie seal/woman in Scottish folklore who lives on land but longs to return to the ocean. This image is the symbol of the energy that needs to be released tonight. Although it may be painful to change, new things will be revealed on many different levels. The seal and the human woman together reveal a connection that can never be broken, even in their separation.

Tonight the full moon at 2 degrees Aries is conjunct Chiron the Wounded Healer, opposite the sun, and Saturn squares them both. While the recent fall equinox is the beginning of a new cycle, so is the Aries space where the moon is tonight, which represents the beginning of spring. The full moon is about letting go, and what is falling away will become something new, especially if you can use the season change and the impetus of Aries’ energy to propel you forward.