Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Saturday, July 19 - Sunday, July 20, 2014

Third Quarter Moon Phase: reassess, re-evaluate

Moon in Taurus

Ruling Mahavidya: Dhumavati (Goddess of Smoke) and Kali (The Destroyer)

Negative Imprint: breaking loose, untouchable, harsh judgment, over-reliance on others, too much chatter, maliciously unsetting/upsetting others

Positive Imprint:  mutual respect and understanding, seeing signs, planning the future, accepting opportunities being offered

This month's themes of independence and foundations are reinforced this weekend.  The energy is complex and quite intense.  But when the weekend ends, much will have shifted.  In many ways, it is like the end of a relay race.

This weekend squeezes the last drops of the Mars-Eris aspects.  The power of this transit ends as Eris stations direct, and Mars continues to move out of range.  So the Illuminati's war efforts will not have that dynamic to work off of after Sunday.

But the potential for things to break loose even more is amplified with Saturn stationing direct on Sunday (around 4:00 pm ET/ 8:00 pm UT).  Keep in mind that energy comes in waves and is present for varying lengths of time.  The Moon will be making opposition to Saturn at the same time.  The Moon in strong aspect will greatly multiply the effects of Saturn moving direct.  Remember that the day a planet stations retrograde or direct (appears to move backward or forward in the sky) is like a slingshot effect.  Saturn is located at a degree that breaks things apart.  Saturn rules foundations and structures and it is closely associated with control issues, so this is a wily mixture.  On the global level and in our individual lives, things can break into more chaos, break loose wider to include more people or areas/issues, break apart, break free, etc.  Structures and situations that have been degrading further degrade under this barrage.

But this month we have been "feathering our nests" - the nest of our psyche and the nests of our lives.  We have been constructing/building new frameworks or reinforcing existing frameworks - ones that are strong and in alignment with higher order.  This includes frames of mind, frames of emotion, and frameworks of new ideas.

With this, the weekend's energy brings heightened ability to go to new heights and see the future.  We can leap ahead.  We see the symbols and get the message about something in our futures.  It prompts planning.  The negative polarity of this is comparing oneself to others and finding weakness.  We are all unique and we are all the same.  If you are compelled to compare, recognize what's truly valuable.

When we come to the Third Quarter phase of the Moon, it is a time to assess and re-evaluate.  We consider all that has developed since the New Moon and assume responsibility for wherever we are right now.  It's natural to see what we need to do better with, but it is divine to not harshly judge ourselves.  We don't cry over spilled milk; we clean it up and pour another glass.  Another month is on the way, bringing another opportunity to progress our journey.

This weekend's stage of the journey takes us to a finish line of sorts.  The Wisdom Goddesses Dhumavati and Kali are hard at work facilitating liberation from what has bound us.  What is liberating inside of you?

(Note: Sunday's energy has elements of gloom.  Dhumavati is sometimes called "sad smoke" because she wafts in to help with deep sadness.  If sadness overtakes you, go outside and give your emotions to Dhumavati or to the planet.  You will feel better.)