Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Saturday, June 21 - Sunday, June 22, 2014

Third Quarter Moon Phase: complete

Moon in Aries

Ruling Mahavidya: Bagalamukhi (The Paralyzer, The Storm-Calmer)

Skill: accept personal responsibility

Negative Imprint: recklessness, carelessness

Positive Imprint: attention, renewal

Saturday brings the energy of the entire cycle to a head.  We accept or assume personal responsibility for where we are in the process of our growth and development.  It's the Solstice, the longest or shortest day, depending where on Gaia Sophia you are, and we reach a turning point in how we see and understand things - particularly ourselves.

This energy enables us to take charge and rise to the occasion.  What have you wanted to stand up and change, like an aroused striker around a factory?  What is your standard now?  What is being reborn in you?  What have you wanted to find?

All of the newness and change sometimes has us overlooking or rejecting "the old" too quickly.  We build the new from the old, so honor the contribution of what has been meaningful in the past as it morphs into the future.

Power issues and power struggles are inherent in this energy.  This happens when there are dramatic shifts and turning points.  When people feel like they are losing their place, losing their value, or losing the familiar, they can become fearful and reactionary.  Anger ensures. 

If the struggle is within yourself, accept responsibility for it.  See it for what it is and then stand up to it.  The power to end the internal struggle is strong today, and you can call on this month's Wisdom Goddess, Bagala, to paralyze or end the struggle.

Sunday brings the ability to get "unstuck" or out of limbo.  We rise above the challenges we've faced over the past month with a larger perspective.  This energy is intense.  It can feel relentless with one thing after another.  The pummeling of energy serves to strengthen us on the last day of this lunar cycle.  (Sunday is the last full day of the Third Quarter Moon phase, the energetic ending of the cycle.)  Whatever has been welling up inside us has a strong push on Sunday.

Enjoy the Solstice and I will see you back on Monday as we move in between the veils of the worlds for the Balsamic Moon phase.