Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Monday, July 21, 2014

Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign, release

Moon in Taurus/Gemini

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

Skill: release whatever is breaking free from you

Negative Imprint: control, conflict, masks, exploitation, imbalance, creating blocks

Positive Imprint: revolution, knowledge, loosening blocks

Like a pounding hammer breaking chains, this month's energy has tried to free us.  One final and fierce blow comes today to liberate us from something that has bound us.  This is courtesy of the sacred feminine using the degree of the Sun and the degree of Uranus' retrograde today to bring release.

Freedom from rigid structures, imperial power, limiting mindsets, control systems, old habits, and the like comes the energy of "a daughter of the American Revolution" and "two prim spinsters sitting together in silence" (the Sabian symbols for the Sun and Uranus respectively today).  The symbol of "two prim spinsters sitting together in silence" belies the need for a break up or shake up  There is a loosening of emotions with this energy.  "Tectonic" or foundational changes occur, especially changes to the status quo.

Uranus and the two spinsters station retrograde just before 4:00 pm ET/ 8:00 pm UT.  Recall that Uranus is the major player for the entire astrological year because it was conjunct the New Moon in Aries (which is the energy that disseminates all year long).  Uranus delivers swift, unexpected changes.  Its nature is to realign things.  It puts us where our souls need to be emotionally, mentally, and physically.  Since Uranus is in Aries, the sign that impels forward movement, the changes are particularly forceful.  The day Uranus stations retrograde or direct brings a certain amount of chaos, accidents, surprises, and changes in direction.  Electricity and fire come together today, so take care.  Double check appliances and allow extra time to travel.

Today's energy also carries heightened potential for arguments, conflicts, imbalance, "to and fro-ness" or back and forth-ness (especially with decisions), and standoffs.  A lighthearted approach is best today because it enables us to ride along the top of the wave of change and not be buried by it.  This means we recognize that more is going on than meets the eye right now.  We don't focus on the many conflicts, we understand that something bigger is happening.  The new world order (life structured on control and devaluation of life) is scrambling as it crumbles apart and as natural world order (life structured on freedom and the celebration of life) is emerging from the mists.  It was always there, just purposely and methodically hidden.

The power of collectives and groups is high today.  Make sure to include others in decisions that will affect them.  This is revolutionary energy, so it involves "the many."  Actions can be taken to affect great swathes of people.  Answers are most likely found with the input and assistance from others today.  If you are struggling with something, seek out someone who knows about the subject.

Today we feel inner chains breaking free.  Change can be scary, but it is the way of life and the feelings that come with it are growing pains.  These changes are designed to make things right, even when they look darkest.  Deep breaths can alleviate the heaviness.  But, of course, the best medicine is to go outside and connect with the natural world.  She's revolutionary.