Leo 9-10 Early Morning Dew
Bjorn de Leeuw @freeimages.com
My sun is on this degree in the 5th house conjunct my Mercury, I find that if I don't write, photograph or communicate my thoughts immediately then they are quickly forgotten....very much like the early morning dew. Insights to me are quite fragile inspirations. As they often are short lived if I don't take the time to record them I can be left feeling quite unfulfilled. Often these insights have taken long periods to develop, similar to the night which has created the dew.
I found this explanation on the internet, which for me was very significant, the history, the knowledge, the books etc on esoteric matters has consumed much of my adult >30 life. Gradually, building in strength, following an astrology class I embarked on years ago.
I knew absolutely nothing on these topics, until I joined that class. It was like astrology, the myths and stories found me and haven’t left since.
My sun is in the 5th house which symbolically represents RELEASE.
Expression of what you feel and who you are.
Maybe it's hidden knowledge (my Moon is in the 12th house, (hidden) square Neptune 9th house, (higher knowledge) the stars, per se), these topics have created in recent (2000 years) history much taboo.
Intuition has been able to play safely (my Moon 21 - 22 Aquarius - A Rug Placed on a Floor for Children to Play)
Astrology: I do not look to for guidance, but an understanding of life, nearly like a romance with my higher self.(Jupiter 19 - 20 Cancer - Gondoliers in A Serenade):
The Stars Sing a Song of Love
Sailors across the infinite seas looked to stars for navigation
The sea of human beings are all different, but connected by starlight on a dark night.
The dew in the morning, is likened to starlight
The map of life.
Dew traditionally has been considered a symbol of the Philosopher's Stone: "Thus out matter is our dew, fat, airy, and heavy, also found on the surface of the earth…Another dewy general subject coming directly from a celestial source and indirectly from plants and animals…It is celestial and terrestrial, fluid and stable (compare coral), white and reddish, light and heavy, sweet and bitter" (Hermetisches ABC von Stein der Weisen, 1779). Dew is thus conceived of as a tangible watery aggregate of that prima materia which all other matter come. In the "silent book" (Mutus Liber, 1677) of the alchemists, the gathering of dewdrops in cloths is portrayed allegorically.
From the above descriptions it is seen that dew is an important element in occult practices for many centuries. In alchemy, dew is one of the chief sources of the mysterious central niter, the subtle form of the primal fire of nature. During the two months that the sun is in the astrological signs, Aries and Taurus (March 21 - May 21), alchemists gather dew by dragging sheets over clean grass, placing metal bowls out over night to serve as condensation surfaces, or shaking dewdrops from the leaves of the herb Lady's Mantle. The collected dew is used as a solvent in many alchemical processes.
In folk magic throughout the world dew is considered important in healing and medical cures, especially of the female reproductive system. Women wishing to become pregnant would lay nude on the backs beneath the moon until sunrise. Thus she was covered by and bathed in dew, considered a potent potion for fertility. In Italian Witchcraft dew is collected from sacred herbs, kept in small bottles and used as holy water for blessing and purification. A.G.H.
The cold air of night having precipitated upon the field of consciousness the moisture of our deepest feelings, this widely spread dew is blessed with the light of significance by the rising sun of the new day. Even tears can be transformed into jewels in the light of victory over night and sorrow."
Hi Pam, Bek here. What a beautiful set of images in your explanation. You are a very good writer! The link between alchemy and dew makes a good fit for this in Leo. I also think of freshness, that overnight is created a collection of matter that renders everything it sits on as fresh again, which makes it exciting. And I feel you do that for me when we discuss astrology! :D xxxx
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