Balsamic Moon Phase: release
Moon in Cancer
Ruling Mahavidya: Dhumavati and Kali
Skill: release judgment of self and others
Negative Imprint: dominating, controlling, efforts to gain attention, conquest
Positive Imprint: compassion, refreshment, revitalization, curiosity, fascination
Another fiery day is on tap - the fiery eve of a fiery upcoming month. Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun, expanding all of the energy the Sun is delivering. Now that the Sun and Jupiter have entered Leo, a fire sign, we are sparked into action. That spark wants to blaze brightly.
Leo also rules the heart. Our hearts are igniting.
But today, Mars moves into the limitless depths of Scorpio, tempting us to burn too hot with anger, impatience, and insensitivity. Mars in Scorpio can get down and dirty. The initial entry of Mars into Scorpio can hit us hard. We can react from a "lower" place before we know it. The land of Scorpio is an underworld. We will use the Mars in Scorpio energy to see deeply into things for better understanding (and better fixes, alternatives, and solutions). Wise owls on the continuing search for wisdom will flip the anger, impulsivity, impatience, and dissatisfaction into sharp powers of x-ray vision. If you find yourself beginning to react from the negative polarity of Mars in Scorpio, switch your mind into spiritual warrior mode and see a better way to handle things - a way that is respectful of all.
The stance that can take in the whole scene and see what can be improved for the betterment of all involved is the stance of power. This is the message Dhumavati and Kali leave us with on their last day of duty this month. Tomorrow's New Moon disseminates the energy of "rock formations towering over a deep canyon," and with it Bhairavi - The Fierce One, The Goddess Who Ignites Our Hearts, and The Goddess Who Calls To Heroism - takes the reigns. More on that in the audio recording on the way today. (I've been taking instruction on the next lunar month for over a week and think I am finally able to structure it. It has been a mind-blowing experience, which is only fitting for a lunar month with the New Moon conjunct Jupiter.)
On this last day of this lunar cycle that had us operating like game birds feathering their nests, let's give thanks to all of the beings who comforted and assisted us through it. The Mars-Eris energy was used to incite chaos and destabilization in the world. Games, games, games. We aren't game birds, guys, we are wise owls. It's our game now. And we have an ace up our sleeves.
The Sacred Masculine rises high next cycle, seeing beyond and finding new ways. Joy.