First Quarter Moon Phase: take action
Moon in Taurus
Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Kali
Skill: be receptive to changes
Negative Imprint: hiding, loneliness, self-sacrifice, disregard for potential danger, needing to be admired, covering up, moral outrage
Positive Imprint: spiritual passage, inner work, enjoyment of life, comfort, beauty and visual displays of beauty, inner fulfillment, laughter, true wealth
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "an Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe"
This month, a shift or turn is taking place in the world and inside ourselves. Today this goes into overdrive. It is an ascent in consciousness, but it can feel like an uphill battle.
The "mass turn" is directed by the Mahavidya Kali, the Destroyer and the Reckoner. She is shredding the old and outworn, creating an internal confetti of change. We can struggle against the flurry of transformation that is taking place in our values, feelings, behavior, thoughts, plans, wishes, and what we appreciate, or we can let the growth process take place.
The pieces will settle - reconvening, recombining, and reuniting in new ways. As it all swirls around, we continue to follow the waxing Moon and dance with the intensifying energetics of the Sun, Uranus, and Pluto that will reach apex this weekend. Wise owls are keeping it together with a keen eye on Saturday. Saturday is massive - a rare cosmic event and I will be talking about it more as the week progresses.
If you will be celebrating the non-New Year (the real or natural New Year comes with the New Moon in Aries in April) tonight, it will be very easy to get carried away or take it too far. Jupiter, which expands everything, is located at the degree of "intoxicated chickens dizzily flapping their wings." Jupiter and Mars are in opposition, and with Jupiter's tendency toward extremes and Mars' tendency to fuel things, it's not a day to be reckless. We are prone to accidents right now also, as the Sun moves into square with Uranus. Be smart.
Even though things are dark, intense, and falling down all around us, Kali points out something that not everyone can see just yet: the first light of sunrise.
Can you see it?