Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Monday, November 17, 2014

Third Quarter Moon Phase: take responsibility

Moon in Virgo/Leo

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of Love and Goddess of Assurance)

Skill: dive below the surface

Negative Imprint: bossy, controlling, perfectionistic, invasive, nervous, irritable, ruses, pushing down natural instincts, hypercritical, overreaction, drama (especially in the workplace)

Positive Imprint: adjustment, the desire for what feels like home, mobilization, security, inspiration from music, resolution, recognizing expertise, freedom from inhibitions, connections

Today the Sun and Saturn meet in the sky at the degree of "Indians making camp in new territory."  What must it have been like to move into a new place, not knowing exactly what lurked around you and feeling on guard even though you had scouts and sentinels for information and protection?

It probably felt a lot like it feels today because we are, essentially, making camp in new territory.  We have come to a new place in consciousness - a space where the old and the new meld.  It's a place of opportunity.

Practically speaking, today's energy translates into the need to adapt and adjust.  On the surface level, things are easily stirred, shaken, or whipped.  Desires are stirred up, environments are shaken up, and emotions are whipped up. 

If you find yourself in the middle of any of this, dive down.  Dive below where things are calmer.  Look more deeply into the situation from a place of inner stillness and peace.

The desire for deeper connections is quite strong today, as is the desire to make repairs to anything we think we've damaged.  There is ample power to resolve things.  Communications are particularly highlighted for repair with Mercury reaching 14 degrees of Scorpio and the symbol of "telephone linemen at work installing new connections."  Regular readers may recall me mentioning this degree recently, as I have noted that there seems to be something happening at this degree in space.  Data indicates increased solar activity when a planet is at this degree.

The Sun is showing increased activity with the return of the biggest sunspot in 25 years.  On Saturday (November 15, 2014), the sunspot released a CME from an M3.7 solar flare at 3:46 pm ET/8:46 pm UT.  The Moon was at 7 Pisces, opposing Neptune which was only hours away from stationing direct.  The Sabian symbol for the position of the Moon at the time of the CME is "a harem."  This is the energy to rise above circumstances and to see ourselves as worthy of what we truly desire and deserve.  This energy filtered in with the CME.

An M5.7 flare was released from The Sunspot on Sunday, but it is not known yet if a CME ensued.

As I discussed over the weekend, the Sacred Masculine inside all of us is responding to the energy of Neptune stationing direct (appearing to move forward in the sky once again).  But a curious thing develops as the Sacred Feminine inside all of us responds as well today.  Balance is occurring.  We see this reflected on the inside (in our individual lives) and on the outside (in our world at large).  Things are changing and it's all quite new - new territory.  It takes time to adjust to changes.

As new territory opens up today, embrace any opportunities that develop, even if you feel unprepared or unfit for the task.  Respond.  Take action.  Move yourself into a better position.  Remember that the best perspective today may come about from diving below the surface to take a look.