Crescent Moon Phase: expand
Moon in Virgo
Ruling Mahavidya: Dhumavati (Goddess of Death) and Kali (The Destroyer)
Skill: endeavor to maintain balance in all things
Negative Imprint: lashing out or lashing in from fear, anger, frustration
Positive Imprint: opening up to allow transformation
By the end of the day, some sort of wisdom finds its way to us. Today's energy teaches us something we need to know.
Two waves of energy, one produced by the Sun opposing Pluto and one produced by Mars opposing the Eris Point, begin to dominate. These waves tend to make people grumpy, angry, critical, impatient, depressed, reactionary, and sharp-tongued.
But, with a little work, these waves can also help people be balanced, whole, light, open, self-possessed, and free.
This energy is made primarily by oppositions in astrology, so we notice opposites and differences. We see how opposite or different we are from someone/others/situations or how opposite things are from the way they should be (or the way we want them to be). Be aware of the tendency for things to be in sharp contrast. This energy takes things to extremes and can swing back and forth quickly.
Recall also that all this month, people, places, and things are loosening, breaking, or opening up. The energy of sharp contrasts enhances this theme.
We navigate all of this acrobatically by being aware of the course. We see the negative potential, but we understand that underneath all of the presenting issues is the hallmark for change. We see how, in some way in some part of our lives, we need to shift. We recognize that we are undergoing a period of transformation, liberation, and re-alignment deeper into the mystic.
Remember, today teaches us something we need to know.
(Note for those readers who follow the Mahavidyas, the Wisdom Goddesses who are aspects of Gaia-Sophia and interface with humanity: Today Dhumavati and Kali are "releasing the Kraken," so to speak. [The Kraken is a giant squid-like sea creature that derives from Norse mythology.] The Archons will attempt to use the power that is available from these potent astrological signatures to imprint reality with fear, chaos, and gloom. Essentially, protection and buffering from these extremes spreads through the collective like the tentacles of the Kraken. It is a metaphor.)