Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Monday, May 5, 2014

Crescent Moon Phase: challenge, grow, expand

Moon in Cancer/Leo

Ruling Mahavidya: Bhuvaneshvari and Tara

Skill: choose to move gracefully with the changes

Negative Imprint:  change is bad and hurts

Positive Imprint: change is good and is the way of nature

The Moon will move into Leo around 2:00 pm ET/ 6:00 pm UT today, joining the Black Moon in this sign.  While the Black Moon is in Leo through the end of November, each month when the Moon moves into Leo and Aquarius, our shadow sides show out.  This gives us opportunities to make friends with our shadow side and integrate the power that is held at bay there.  Those with the Sun or Black Moon in Leo and Aquarius are affected the most.

The key over the next two days is how we handle changes that are taking place in our lives.  Are we using the power for change or abusing it?  Are we handling the changes with inner poise or are we projecting our feelings onto others like little monsters?  Here are some clues about today's energy that will keep the inner monster at bay today.

The overall tendency today is to feel like no one is paying attention to us - to what we say, what we have to offer, or what we are at heart.  We can feel out of touch.  Validate yourself today instead of seeking it from others.  You will save yourself a lot of head and heart ache.  Don't underestimate yourself or limit yourself to other's beliefs about your capabilities.  In fact, twist up the energy and seek your hidden or forgotten skills, talents, and interests.

This energy focuses strongly on relationships.  We seek a deeper connection, but we fear criticism.  Jealousy easily rears it's head.  We are inclined to feel like we've had enough of something and feel powerless to do anything about it.  We will even go to steep lengths to find things with which to feel dissatisfied.

We aren't powerless and we have choices.  Choices are what it comes down to today.  Take up your power and attach to the inner spark.  Let it shine through.  The power to align or magnetize with others is strong.  Let's work this from the positive end and consciously choose to radiate a strong field of love for the planet and love for our commonality as passengers on the planet.  If you begin to feel disturbed, sanity lies with nature.  All we have to do is avert our eyes to the natural world.  Switch your focus there and feel the transformation. Remember that there is ample assistance available to us this month.  We are not alone. 

P.S. Music is strong medicine today.  It uplifts and tames little monsters.  It will help us navigate the intensity that comes when the shadow side rears up.  Maybe it is time for a new personal theme song?