First Quarter Moon Phase: step out
Moon in Aquarius
Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of the Lotus)
Skill: honor great change and then open to the future
Negative Imprint: frozen in the past, attempts to dramatically display (false) happiness and success, chest pounding or grandstanding, too much information, scattered, disappointed
Positive Imprint: fellowship, renewal, connecting with others, stability, giving and receiving, uplifting others, fixing things, courage, big breakthroughs in seeing through illusions
Sometimes it is important to step back and take in the scope of things. Today is one of those days.
When we step back, the magnitude of the times in which we are living is revealed. We understand that we are in the midst of a living process of great change. This is an honor.
2014 is all about change. Are you resisting it? Are you accepting it? Are you embracing it?
There are pools of energy that tempt us into wallowing in disappointment, disillusionment, and emptiness (particularly about a perceived loss or failure) today. These things are part of the past, and as such, are not part of embracing the future.
Embracing the future is the second element to today's "mission." First we step back and try to really integrate the full-blown changes in consciousness that are happening, and then we open up to the effects this will produce. Real change is happening and the future is bright.
This may be hard to see today because the Moon will be moving toward opposition first with Jupiter (8:30 pm ET/00:30 am UT) and then opposition with the Black Moon (Saturday at 7:38 am ET/11:38 am UT). We want to work the positive imprint as best we can by welcoming change. If you find yourself struggling under these aspects, the best medicine is always to go outside. Reconnect with the natural world. Ask for guidance.
The ancient imprint for today's energy involves fellowship, joy, and celebration of life itself. This has been horrendously twisted, but we retain the spark of it. Let's spin these things back into the web of reality today, wise owls.
Here's my kind of Halloween visual for the day: From our view on the shore, we take in the spectacle of the monstrosity of the matrix collapsing into the ocean, tentacles flailing. Lightning is flashing in stormy skies. The horror is sinking away. We are shocked and awed. To the side, something else flashes. It's the Sun, breaking through the clouds. We turn to it and follow.