Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Balsamic Moon Phase: transformation

Moon in Scorpio

Ruling Mahavidya: Chinnamasta (Goddess Who Reveals)

Skill: clear mindspace and timespace

Negative Imprint: manipulating events and people, foolish disregard (especially for others' needs), attention-seeking, using outworn methods instead of trying something new, dissatisfaction, grass is greener on the other side, feelings of abandonment, projection

Positive Imprint: sculpting reality; bridging people, places, and things; creativity, reverence for things of worth; endurance; dreams; relief from pressure, magical encounters

As the Moon moves to the Balsamic phase, the mystical time of the lunar month, the bath of cosmic rain continues.

In a sense, today the cosmic rain washes away whatever was covering something very important that we need to see.  A discovery is made.  An insight, understanding, or lesson is revealed.  This is a key piece of "intelligence" or wisdom that helps us live better lives - lives that flow more naturally.  It is information that helps us perform the inner mission of bringing heaven to Earth, birthing the Second Renaissance, merging the two worlds.  It's information about the form of the future.

So far, the M8.7 solar flare, the big one from yesterday's volley of flares, is the only one identified to have produced a coronal mass ejection.  In the audio overview for the next lunar cycle, which is titled 'The Mass Turn" and posted at the top of, I detailed the energetic nature of each of the flares. 

This flare was the energy of "the sight of an autumn leaf brings to a pilgrim the sudden revelation of the mystery of life and death."  Re-read the symbol and then pause for a moment to envision the scene in your mind.  Picture yourself as the pilgrim - the peaceful seeker - seeing a falling autumn leaf.

What color is the leaf?  What type of tree did it fall from?  What does the pilgrim look like?  Is he or she weathered or crisp?  Where are you seeing the leaf?  Are you inside at a window or out on walk on a trail?  Where is the path you are on leading you?  The scene that the symbol evokes in your mind tells much about where you have been and where you are going.

This is a gift of wisdom.

Today's energy also heavily favors concrete manifestation.  What we think about or put energy into has great power to form.  We can change the pilgrim's picture anytime we want.  If you are dissatisfied with the image that you saw, you are fully empowered to change the scene.  Re-paint it, if you want to, and then watch things change around you.  Have patience with it.

The best things that form today are "bridges" - links and connections.  Constructive thoughts and activities can build massive things that are enduring.  We take the best from the past and use it as a foundation for the future.  The Balsamic Moon phase energy transforms elements of the past and provides second chances at many things.  This provides the best possible scenario to do things differently - better.

Certain astrological configurations highlight themes of banking, money, and finances today.  The underlying energy is about luxury, refinement, and riches, but this has an element that points out inequities with these things.  Issues in relationships that are out of balance and not mutually respectable in terms of how money is flowing and being shared may surface today.

Balsamic Moon phase asks us to spend a little time in contemplation, meditation, reflection.  The veils between the worlds are thinnest right now, but with the Sun in conjunction with the Galactic Center, we are essentially crossing the veil and in the other side.  It's a highly mystical time - one of the best of this entire year.  Clear some space and time today to receive what the heavens are sending you.

(Yesterday's Galactic Center Day's celebration, like the rooster, began before sunrise when the wise owl who took today's photograph was heralded by the exhuberant tones of Mother Nature Gaia Sophia and feathered friends.  Here is the story that accompanies the rare photo:,

"It is a wet morning, raining softly when I awoke at 5:00, to my delight.  I didn't get on my bike until after I had gone outside to see if the rain had stopped - about 7:00.  The rain having stopped, it was still dark and soft and silent with low clouds, so I went inside to get my sweater, leaving the door open.  As I was pulling my sweater on I thought I heard an owl, but it had been months since I had heard one, so it was hard to believe. 

I walked outside, my sweater still half on, and there it was again - VERY Close.  I looked up on our roof, and heard it again, coming from across the street.  I ran and got the camera but the glare was too bright.  It was totally silent, no cars, no people - magic - as I maneuvered the camera about - trying to prop it against a wall.  I was alone in this world, the silence poured down around me, except for a periodic Who Who Who. 

Then to my surprise I heard another sound - VERY Close.  It was a different kind of calling - a cooing.  I looked closer to the light and there it was - another owl!!

In all my owl stalking I have never seen two together, or heard their mating(?) talk.  What is also amazing is that I actually got these photos - it took me a very long time to get my first legible owl picture back when I was stalking them last year.

I took my last picture and hopped on the bike.  I rode under the lamp and with the emerging light was able to see how large the bigger owl was - I ran back in to get my camera for this new angle.  When I got back the owl was gone.  I hopped back on the bike and as I rode down Primrose I saw the owl swooping down the road in front of me.  It disappeared, and although I looked, I could not find it.  Still I was exhilarated as I rode down the road."

My comment here is hark, the herald owls sing!

Glory to the return of the sacred masculine kings.)