Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Saturday, July 26 - Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Moon Phase (6:41 pm ET/10:41 pm UT Saturday): begin

Moon in Cancer/Leo

Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi (The Goddess Who Opens The Heart)

Skill: solid like a rock

Negative Imprint: edginess, argumentativeness, resistance to change, falling

Positive Imprint: self-assured, stable, openness to others, participation

The Sabian symbol for the new lunar month that begins today with the New Moon in Leo "rock formations tower over a deep canyon."

Jupiter is conjunct the New Moon, expanding the energetics.  The Sabian symbol for the position of Jupiter is "a mature woman keeping up with the times having her hair bobbed" brings a energetic refreshment and revitalization that lasts all month. 

Mars is in square to the New Moon, energizing all of the effects.  Mars just entered Scorpio yesterday, and has radically changed the energetic dynamic.  Mars has been in Libra since December, delivering the warrior feminine energy over it's long retrograde and transit.  Mars in Scorpio brings the warrior masculine energy through the middle of September.  The Sacred Masculine is called to action.

The New Moon squares the Chiron Point, delivering a bounty of healing frequencies and teaching us very deep lessons on the inner level.

The New Moon joins the Black Moon in the sign of Leo, shadowing certain things and revealing other things.  The Sun's influence in its home sign of Leo brings the full-spectrum of light, which frees shadows and makes other shadows even darker.  The contrast can be stark.  The primary influence of this is that it takes us a little longer to understand things completely.  We are looking for a missing piece and then one day it falls into place.  Think of how a child becomes frustrated when trying to learn something and is not getting it.  It does not feel good and it tends to make us angry.  This is why we need to have patience with ourselves as we gain the wisdom this lunar cycle offers us.  It may take until the very last day of the Balsamic phase to truly integrate things.  So the wisdom is to enjoy the process!  Enjoy the ride this month, fully confident in the knowledge that you will gain something quite individually valuable this month.

The Sabian symbol for the degree of the Black Moon at the time of the New Moon is "a volunteer church choir makes a social event of rehearsal."  The idea of unified voices (people/energies in harmonic resonance) in action continues the thread that was imprinted with the Gemini New Moon ("aroused strikers around a factory") of humanity's voice rising and uniting.  The Sabian symbol of Mercury's degree for this New Moon reinforces the vocal/harmonic theme with "a prima donna singing."  So the "rock formations" this month - humanity - are more like a ring of singing stones, with tones and tunes coursing through us in unison.  The contingent of humanity that has deeply rooted itself with the planet and the consciousness of Gaia Sophia while also reaching toward the stars unites to amplify a divine frequency this month.  As such, it is formidable.  In collaboration with the Sun (the Gnostic Sabaoth) and Gaia (the Gnostic Sophia), humanity vibrate a frequency that crumbles the plans of the new world order.  Their efforts erode this month.

Bear in mind that there is also another level of this energy that may be experienced this month.  Some of us, perhaps all of us, at some time or another, may feel like we are "on the edge" of the precipice or we may feel like we are deep down in the canyon.  We can be edgy or low.  People who do not have a part of their consciousness rooted to the planet (and are therefore rooted or plugged in to the matrix) have the tendency to go over the edge with this month's energy.  People who are rooted with the planet will take a leap of faith.  We are acrobatic and aerodynamic, and can change our perspective at any time.

No matter where you are on the planet and no matter what the weather, you will want to take in the Sun as much as possible this month.  Light for healing and creativity is exemplary when the Sun travels through Leo.

The Wisdom Goddess Bhairavi returns this month to open our hearts, call us toward heroic destiny, and fiercely defend the spirit of freedom.  She is The Lionhearted and she walks right alongside of us.

Engage the skills of the wise owl and observe how these themes are taking place in your life and in the world at large this weekend.  Take your place in the ring of singing stones.