Balsamic Moon Phase: release
Moon in Libra
Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of Assurance)
Skill: lighten up
Negative Imprints: looking down on others, losing the message, overly serious, demanding, risky impulsivity, unreliable, unhappiness, rigidity, limitations, not thinking ahead, control, clash of dualities, too loud
Positive Imprints: thoughtful, cautious, offerings, strategizing, reliability, leadership, protection, integration, being drawn to others or drawing others, loosening up, seeing what we truly value, messages for the future
We come to the Balsamic phase, the last Moon phase of the lunar month that began with the energy of "a sight-seeing bus filled with tourists." The journey has landed us in new territory, staking our claim.
If you think of this journey in a parallel way as a journey of the mind, the Balsamic Moon phase tells us we need to clear our new area. We need to make it habitable by removing things that don't belong. Poisonous weeds of limiting thoughts, viperous creatures of fear of change and fear of the unknown, and barbed vines of self-doubt and hopelessness are some of the things that need to go. These are the things that obstruct us, weigh on us, or make our environments uncomfortable.
We tend to collect these sorts of things during Scorpio lunar cycles, so as we come to the end of this one, the intensity of the month's energy may be catching up with you. Balsamic phase is the time of rest and release. It is the time of imagination; the time to let sparks of electric magic re-enter our lives. It is the time that sets the stage for the upcoming month, so it is important to release negativity, especially negative thoughts about where we feel like we fell short or what we feel we've lost this month.
Today's energy is noisy and puts on a show. People can take things too far and become quite demanding. There is a tendency to want to be heard. There are also elements of things coming apart or breaking apart. In the US, this energetic could be easily exploited today with tensions rising (being manipulated) under the racial trick. The Moon is in Libra, ruled by Eris, and Eris energy is intimately entangled with this issue.
Eris' twin brother Ares (Mars), fresh off his meeting with Pluto and contact with Uranus, turns to us today to deliver some destiny. Mars will help loosen emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual blockages that need to be cleared now. He will also help us focus our attention, which is very helpful as we are trying to integrate all that has been revealed to us over the last two lunar cycles. The last two cycles operated as a team to bring the fullest light to help us see and find what we needed to see and find. Now we are trying to understand.
Today brings us an energetic that naturally can have us thinking about protection - self protection and protection of what we hold dear. It's almost a feeling of needing to guard or mark our territory. Stand up for yourself or defend yourself if challenged. Lead your own way.
There is also a tendency to underestimate things with today's energetic signatures. We want to break free from any lingering ideas that we can do only what others think us capable of doing. We do not need to be caged in someone else's ideas for us. Each of us is gifted and talented in untapped ways. Don't underestimate yourself or others today. (This also goes for underestimating the lengths to which someone who is under heavy negative influence will go to compete with you.)
The fastest way to connect with Balsamic Moon phase energy is to become light-hearted. If we are too serious-minded, the things that need to be weeded out or released have a harder time doing so. You can instantly shift from serious-minded to light-hearted by taking a deep breath. Amp it up by envisioning sparks of electric light raining down to transform the features of your life.
Remember that this is the time of the cycle when the Sun and the Moon turn mystical. Let's all lighten up and get a little more mystical today.