Crescent Moon Phase: challenge
Moon in Leo/Virgo
Ruling Mahavidya: Dhumavati (Goddess of Smoke) and Kali (The Destroyer)
Skill: tending to things with care and gentleness
Negative Imprint: self-sabotage
Positive Imprint: nurturing self
Everyone hails Mercury returning to normal movement today. The day a planet returns to direct motion after being retrograde is like a slingshot being released. Pressured interpersonal communications and frustrating telecommunication issues have been experienced since June 20th. All of that changes today.
We remain, however, under heavy and intensive energies until we complete the Full Moon phase of the month. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of this week are the peak times, as we have the Sun moving into opposition with Pluto and Mars moving into opposition with the Eris Point. Pluto and Eris are God and Goddess of the Underworld - the Land of Death and Rebirth. The Sun and Mars are firing energy into this dynamic, empowering the shift/change that is underway.
This entire year is THE shift and THE change, but this month is one of the four turning points of it.
Today's energy floods into help us overcome something. Most likely this is something that has chained, bound, or imprisoned you in some way. If you own psyche has done this to you, Mercury's release will help release you, too. We can really "do a number" on ourselves when Mercury is retrograde. Mercury rules our thinking process, and when Mercury is retrograde our thinking can become fouled up. But we always come out better for this because fine-tuning and deep insight occurs in the process.
Impulsivity is high right now and we are tempted into reckless action by giving up something that we have put a lot of time/energy/hope into. Don't be tricked by this. Let things rearrange and reassemble. Take a break, get some rest, and gain some perspective. Many things will come back together today to bring things into equilibrium. Details are worked out.
This month's energy is revolutionary. It brings liberation. Though we are like game birds and sometimes a target of predators, we continue to feather our nests. What does the "feather your nest" part of the Sabian symbol for this month's energy mean to you for your life this month? Is your nest your psyche? Is it your physical space - your home? Is it your idea of home? Is it your projects and ideas? Is it a need to rest? It may be several things. But it is best to figure this out now, at the beginning of the cycle, so that you can do it this month.
(Note: I am Alexandra Meadors' guest today on "Galactic Connection" at 6:00 pm ET/ 10:00 pm UT on BBS Radio. Full show to be posted here at that time. This show goes in-depth with what we have in store this month and how to handle it plus much more. We go into a lot of areas on this show.)