Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crescent Moon Phase: persevere

Moon in Capricorn

Ruling Mahavidya: (The Lotus Goddess)

Skill: be the wise owl in inner contemplation and outer observance

Negative Imprint: demanding one's way, prejudice, projection of one's own feelings onto others, moody, denial

Positive Imprint: integration of aspects of ourselves, openness, expansion, self-respect, clearing of emotions, drawing on inner resources, heritage

This month's journey on the "sight-seeing bus filled with tourists" takes us along the water's edge today. 

The energetic signatures that most of the planets are delivering today involve water.  Water is symbolic of emotions, cleansing, the unconscious mind, and mutability (things being changed by outer forces).  Water can be placid or it can be whipped up into white caps.  Since we will likely see and/or experience the variety of these "watery" states today, we will invoke the shamanic skill of being like the wise owl in a tree in inner contemplation and outer observance.

This means we quiet our minds.  We direct (command) the swirling energies to whirl away from us by not engaging anything that tries to draw us into a power struggle, a dramatic conflict, an emotional tailspin, or lower-level vibrations.  We go to the inner spaces and we do this while we are fully active in our everyday lives.  We carry the mindset of the wise owl in the tree.  This is why it is called a skill.  It requires practice.  The goal is to be able to maintain it all day.

It's easier to do when you remember the "observe" element.  We aren't in stasis in our inner contemplation.  We are also alert to the liveliness of the world around us and the way Spirit wields the collective dream to impart messages, information, and wisdom to us.  So we are open to direct interaction from Spirit, but neutral to the matrix.

This month's ruling Wisdom Goddess is Kamala, who is also known as the Lotus Goddess because she brings passions back to life for blooming.  She is especially good at helping us make admissions to ourselves about our shadow sides.  When we integrate more of our shadow side, we become stronger.  Today she will attempt to mutate or change patterns of behavior that keep us from actualizing the brilliant light codes of our souls.  She draws something out of us, possibly something very deep, and then blesses us.

Regardless of what situations, feelings, and conditions are today, they are undergoing a transmutation into something else.  When we get to the Full Moon phase of this cycle, we will have gained more clarity and insight about these things.  Today is an important connecting piece on the journey.