Thursday, August 21, 2014
Balsamic Moon Phase: release
Moon in Cancer
Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi (Goddess of the Heart)
Skill: get mystical
Negative Imprint: pretense, deception, evasion, invasion, superficiality, conforming, ego-centric responses, disbelief in the magic of life, cracking up, breaking apart, playing games with things that are not games, living by others expectations of us
Positive Imprint: what was concealed is now revealed, trust, ease, wearing your heart on your sleeve, being in the right place at the right time, rewards from past efforts, the influence and support of ancestors
Messages and information spread like wildfire today as the Sun nears completion of its transit through the brightness of Leo. Communication is highlighted, as we are inclined toward sharing our thoughts and feelings.
Some of what is shared may be surprising. The energy tends to reveal things, prompting breaking points. This serves to transform things from one way to another. The shape of things changes. This is especially true regarding the shape of things to come.
As the Moon moves to the Balsamic phase today, the Wisdom Goddess Bhairavi moves to complete the work of releasing pain and opening space for the lotus of our heart to blossom. She settles into our hearts and begins to breathe, pushing out pain and igniting embers of inspiration. She calls forth our inner hero. She works to ease emotional suffering, leave behind fears, assist in gaining confidence, and embracing the new. She shows how knowledge helps us go beyond the limitations of worldliness. She is the luminous, transcendent, cosmic goddess who satisfies the hungry heart. Bhairavi always clears space for Shodashi, the Wisdom Goddess who comes on duty for the Virgo cycle beginning Monday, to fulfill our highest desires, desires that go beyond this world. Shodashi is the goddess of the soul.
Balsamic Moon phase is the mystical Moon phase. It is the time when we mentally (and to some degree physically) pull back from the world and prepare for the next lunar cycle. We release what we do not want to carry with us into the next month (thoughts, feelings, situations, states of mind, etc.).
The veils between the worlds are thinnest during Balsamic phase. Messages and information come to us through synchronicities. We understand the wisdom of the late, brilliant Mayan Calendar mystic Ian Lungold:
"Peace of mind - living by intuition - equals centeredness, equals certainty. Certainty comes from the recognition of patterns."
Today, as the chaos and conflict of the Mars- Saturn conjunction continues, the parliament of wise owls will recognize the patterns as we sail into the mystic.