Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Balsamic Moon Phase: release

Moon in Gemini/Cancer

Ruling Mahavidya: Bagalamukhi

Skill: stand at the crossroad and receive information

On the eve of the New Moon in Cancer, we reflect back on the past month and release any thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that we do not want to carry with us into the next cycle.  Strong healing energies flood the collective to assist us with this today. 

If you divide the year up into eight equal parts that represent the eight moon phases, the past month has been like a long Crescent Moon phase.  Crescent energy is the toughest.  It challenges us.  It can feel like a struggle against the tide.  It is easy to give up our hopes, wishes, intentions, and projects.  The Universe asks us if we are serious about what we envision. 

The struggle to stay the course produces growth.  This past month has not been easy.  A particularly intense Mercury retrograde, which requires us to work harder at most everything, has helped us see what is not working and what needs to change.

Energetically we are at a crossroad.  Tomorrow's New Moon brings a great shift, as we change directions with many things in our lives.

It's a good idea to hit the pause button today.  Slow down and go into "receive" mode.  The veils between the worlds are thinnest on the last day before a New Moon.  Guidance, insight, answers, information, and messages abound.  To pick this up, we have to be of a certain mindset of openness.  The outer world continues to swirl with the energetics of Mars opposing Uranus, but today we stop. 

We stand at the crossroad, awaiting the shift, grateful for the coming release of the Crescent energy.  The Wisdom Goddess Bagalamukhi waits with us on the last day of her journey with us.  She has been a welcome companion this month.  Let's bid her a fond farewell as she turns over duty to her sister Dhumavati tomorrow.