Balsamic Moon Phase: release
Moon in Gemini
Ruling Mahavidya: Dhumavati (The Goddess of the Forbidden) and Kali (The Destroyer)
Negative Imprint: pushy, uncontrollable, showy, aggressive, fake
Positive Imprint: building or uncovering structure, believing, liberation, spiritual connection
Today's photograph demonstrates what it feels like the day the Sun moves into Leo. The Sabian symbol for the energy is "under emotional stress, blood rushes to a man's head." Things come at us quickly and it is easy to become overwhelmed. Emotions can be hard to contain. Leo is the Sun's home sign and things get twice as fiery when the Sun is in residence.
There's a twist: the Sun is making conjunction with Mighty Jupiter - the planet that expands everything it touches. So things aren't just twice as fiery right now, they are exponentially fiery. It's easy to get fired up about things. This is good when we use it to energize good deeds and projects, but bad when we let it control us and blow up at others. You can make your point without a blow up. It's more effective to channel the anger to have force behind what you are saying than it is to lash out uncontrollably.
Jupiter will still be in conjunction with the New Moon in a few days, so the fiery effect beginning now will be continue throughout the next lunar month. Today is rushes in, but tomorrow it will flow like it normally does - powerfully but not so overwhelming. The initial rush happens today. It can definitely produce headaches.
With today's energy, we have to be good at sitting tight and observing like a wise owl. Resistance to whatever the rush of energy is pushing is futile. So we won't push anything today. We have patience. Patience is the keyword today. It's much better to let this energy rush by. Elemental forces are too strong to tackle, so wise ones will not attempt to control it. Don't personalize what can't be done today. Recognize that a higher force is at work. Releasing to this notion will alleviate headaches. So will going outside and tuning in to nature.
Pretenses fall down with today's energy. It's hard for people to project what they are not. We see true colors. Motives are clearer. Today's rush of energy goes to people's heads, causing the heights of arrogance and even wildness. It's a jungle out there. Lions are roaring everywhere.
Retreat or withdrawal from things from time to time today is helpful, especially if we think of them as spiritual withdrawals and use the time to replenish ourselves. Take breaks. Don't get too carried away by anything.
Now that Saturn has stationed direct, the frameworks and structures of things or the way to frame or structure things is being revealed. Great things are in store from this. This wave is helping to birth the Second Renaissance that is underway. I can't think of a better purpose for Saturn's energy.
The lunar month that began on June 27 is now dissipating and we enter the space between the worlds as the New Moon approaches on July 26. Something has been released (freed) within each of us. An internal shift has occurred. Today's rush of blood to the head helps us understand it. Have patience today, take breaks, and dare to believe.