Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Friday, May 2, 2014

Crescent Moon Phase: challenges, expansion, growth

Moon in Gemini/Cancer

Ruling Mahavidya: Bhuvaneshvari and Tara

Skill: lighten your load

Negative Imprint: bogged down in complexity

Positive Imprint: boldly going where no one has gone before

Are you ready to lighten your load?  Today's energy attempts to alleviate the burden of whatever has accumulated in our lives that has become burdensome.

Many times, we take on the thoughts and expectations of others, but it is easiest to take on other's feelings, sometimes without even knowing it.  When we take on other people's burdens, we deprive them of the opportunity to gain wisdom.  This is disabling, though the common term is enabling.  The proper perspective comes to things today, helping us lighten our load and release anything that is weighing us down.

Mercury will oppose Saturn today, bringing a swiftness to events.  It's almost like a tail wind is pushing us forward without our control.  Don't get bogged down in details, fight the flow of events, or become attached to something being a certain way.  If you feel yourself becoming frustrated or are struggling, stop and re-orient yourself.  Get back in the flow by taking judgments out of the equation.

Also along the lines of judgment, there is an element of this energy that focuses on "the ideal" and projecting the "ideal."   When we get hung up on things being ideal or perfect, joy and happiness are choked out.  And this weights us down, too, which is the opposite of what we are trying to achieve today.  Don't hold yourself to unrealistic ideas.

Venus enters Aries today, beginning a fresh go-round of the zodiac.  New paths are opening for us, but the best ones involve overcoming fear of the unknown.  Watch for signs along the way to show you that you are on the right track.

And here's a treat:  Alexandra Meadors at interviewing Veronica Keen about ley lines, the true Irish history, and all sorts of other things.  One of the ancient names for Ireland is Tara, the same name as one of this month's Mahavidyas.  This is how the Mahavidyas work - bringing forth information about themselves during their ruling months.  (This interview was conducted a few days ago at the New Moon in Taurus.)  Enjoy, everyone!