Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign

Moon in Aquarius

Ruling Mahavidya: Chinnamasta and Kali

Skill:  look beyond the surface to the gold underneath things

Negative Imprint: self-sabotage

Positive Imprint: assisting others

So far this week we've had emotional storms, the rainbow after the storm, and today we have "the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow."  This is the symbol for the degree of the Sun today, and it is also the degree of the Chiron Point.  Chiron involves wounding and healing, teaching, self-sacrifice, self-sabotage, bridges, the arts of war, early childhood and the inner child, all things related to the hands, systems of the body (chakras, acupuncture meridians, etc.), past lives, alchemy, and fusion of heaven and Earth.

For all of the pain that accompanies Chiron, there is always a promise of healing.  This is the promise today. 

But we are most interested in the gold of the soul - wisdom.  Today this will come from sharing, communicating, and expressing with others.  Relief from Chiron's pressures comes when we focus on what we can offer others.  Surprisingly, in the process, we gain precious wisdom about ourselves.  The ancient motto of the Mystery Schools - know yourself, know the universe - certainly comes into effect when we engage Chiron.

As mentioned, Chiron rules alchemy - the change from one state of being to another state of being.  We are in the midst of heavy changes this month, with Uranus conjunct the New Moon at the beginning of the month.  Today's energy tries to change us from our "old" form to a "new" form, so we need to flow with the changes.  Alchemy is the name of the game today.

Be aware that Chiron energy tends to have us turn on ourselves, sabotaging ourselves in some cases.  Chiron shot himself in the foot, after all.  It's hard to move forward when we wound our feet.  There is no need for self-punishment.  Accept personal responsibility for  whatever you feel you fell short on or acted poorly with and then move on.  Chiron released himself from his pain.  No one could do it for him and no one can do it for us.

Leos and Aquarians and those with the Black Moon in Leo and Aquarius will feel the Chiron energy most keenly today, as the Moon is in Aquarius.  This is the fourth of sixteen stages of rebirth that takes places for these folks twice a month through the end of November.  Shadow sides come out for all of us during these periods, but it is most intense for those with these astrological signs.  Again, we need to flow with the changes.

What's your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow today?