Gibbous Moon Phase: trust
Moon in Scorpio
Ruling Mahavidya: Bagalamukhi (The Storm-Calmer)
UPDATE 12:20 pm ET/ 6:20 pm UT: The Sun released two x-flares today - X2.2 at 7:42 am ET/ 11:42 am UT and an X1.5 at 8:52 am ET/ 12:52 pm UT. We look at the degree of the Sun and the degree of the Moon to understand the nature of the flares' energies. The Sabian symbol for the degree of the Sun today is "a cafeteria with an abundance of choices." At the time of the first flare, the Moon was at 14 Scorpio, exactly opposite Venus, but more interestingly, on November 5, 2013, when the Sun was at 14 Scorpio, a powerful X-3 flare was released. Mercury was retrograde at that time as well. 14 Scorpio is "telephone linemen at work installing new connections." 14 Scorpio always brings intensity, but it rectifies difficulties with communications - the main culprit to all of the troubles that have happened over the last few days. The second flare occurred when the Moon had moved to 15 Scorpio, "children playing around five mounds of sand." This energy takes who we are and makes us better. It unlocks latent talent. So, from this gift from the Sun (the divine being Sabaoth according to Gnostic texts), the ultimate energy (X-flares) for adding many more possibilities, options, and alternatives to the field is delivered. It also will heal some of the emotional volatility that is in effect from so many other astrological aspects. Flares often have dramatic effects on the body, so if you are feeling the intensity in your body, take care of yourself. This is a massive solar event that will tend to bring out lunacy and make things even crazier, but ultimately it has a greater design and intention. Slow down and let things flow. It's a big upgrade to our energetic fields.
Today's report is abbreviated because I sustained a back injury and am "down for the count" right now. But it's important to get a message out today. You don't need me to tell you that the energy is super-intense and causing a lot of upset and conflict. Last Saturday's Mercury retrograde at the degree of "a cat arguing with a mouse" is a main part of the issue, causing tension and trouble within relationships. Another contributor is the Sun's square to Chiron, which causes self-sabotage and wounding before the healing aspects of Chiron kick in. Venus is moving into opposition with Saturn, causing all kinds of issues within professional and personal relationships, particularly power struggles. Neptune stationed retrograde yesterday, beginning a tour of bringing to light long-standing, erroneous or limiting beliefs. And finally, Mars, the Planet of War and aggression, is moving into opposition with Uranus, the Planet of Changes. These are the reasons for the intensity. To navigate all of this archontic mayhem, reinforce your protective measures - seal yourself with a cylinder of light, invoke the Medicine Wheel of Protection, or whatever your preference. Practice the skill of being like the wise old owl in the tree - step out of the fray and observe. Ask the aspect of Gaia-Sophia on duty this month (Bagalamukhi) to calm any storms that are raging for you. The most important thing is to connect with nature to maintain sanity and to promote healing. The Earth is ALWAYS the go-to, guys. We are the parliament of owls and we are on watch.