I sit beneath your leaves, old oak, You mighty one of all the trees; Within whose hollow trunk a man Could stable his big horse with ease. W. H. Davies
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree. Thomas Fuller
Woodman, spare that tree! Touch not a single bough! In youth it sheltered me, and I’ll protect it now. George Pope Morris
The forest laments in order that Mr. Gladstone may perspire. Sir Randolph Churchill
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. Chinese proverb
Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it. Charles Dickens
Cut not the bough that thou standest upon. Romanian Proverb
August's new Moon occurs on the 2nd in the US and the UK, and on the 3rd in Australia. It's a very meaningful lunation, and one that is bound to bring all kinds of energies to the table. The new Moon is in a trine aspect with Saturn, which can have us feeling the need to get organised, to lighten our loads, to free up energies that have been seemingly stationary for some time. Saturn is stationing direct (it is turning direct in mid August), and is spending several days on Sagittarius 10: A Golden Haired Goddess Of Opportunity. For a start, this feels like the nomination of Hillary Clinton - it can also feel like Donald Trump, as his hair is often mentioned. Both candidates are certainly darlings of the media and get a lot of media attention. And, the media is often involved with this Symbol.
Saturn is in a square aspect with Neptune. This can bring us face-to-face with our dreams, illusions, ideals, etc, and there can be a feeling of crashing and burning - at least on some level. There can be a sense of dismay, depression even, and, we can feel like the world is going in 'the wrong direction'. A realignment with 'faith', whatever that means to the individual, may be needed, along with the need to drop judgements, to drop the worrying, to lighten your load. One has to laugh, even if one wants to cry. Shattered illusions could have us wondering if things will ever get better and we may be wondering what is true and what is false. As always, it comes down to our perspective.
It seems that there is a lot of cognitive dissonance going on. We can be confronted with information and just not see it. It's like so many are standing in the forest and not seeing the trees. It's a very interesting time, and, it's a stressful time, and, I sense that no one is immune to the shape-shifting that's going on, in the political and social arenas, as well as in our emotions and personal lives. Soon, Mercury will come into the picture with Saturn, Neptune and the Moon's nodes, adding to the sense of push-me pull-you that's been going on. We may have to take off our blinders, to remove our 'veil' in order to see more clearly. Certainly, we will be pushed to make decisions and we might decide that some things need to be dropped from our lives, OR, we may have that decision made for us.