Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Saturday, July 5 - Sunday, July 6, 2014

First Quarter Moon Phase: taking action, stepping out

Moon in Libra (Moon moves into Scorpio Sunday at 3:33 pm ET/ 7:33 pm UT)

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

Skill: find beauty

Negative Imprint: control issues, frustration, road rage, shocks

Positive Imprint: balance, liberation, nurturance, integration

Mars moves into aspect with the Eris Point energy this weekend.  Mars (Aries) and Eris are twins, the Brother and Sister of the Battlefield.  When these two archetypal energies come into aspect, in this case by astrological opposition, a great deal of power is released.  It's an alchemical explosion that can bring balance and freedom at the highest octave and chaos and domination at the lowest octave.

When these two energies smash together, battle cries are heard.  People naturally tend to voice their opinion in strong ways, especially if there is an injustice or if something has been building just under the surface.  Harsh words can be thrown.  In general, people can become more aggressive and embattled.  Frustration tolerance is lower, particularly for people and situations involving lack of respect and things that are superficial.

The union of these masculine and feminine energies is white hot.  It brings people together in beautiful ways and it severs ties between people in surgical ways.  Situations that have been weakening feel the force of this, causing them to move farther apart.  Situations that have been strengthening become even more closely welded together.

The Moon will empower the Mars-Eris energy.  The Moon will oppose the Eris Point on Saturday at 9:50 pm ET (Sunday at 1:50 am UT).

Mars makes exact opposition with the Eris Point on Sunday at 6:00 am ET/ 10:00 am UT.  You see how these energies are in effect all weekend.  It comes in waves.

Navigating this energy requires insight.  Impulsivity is high, so we want to slow down and think twice before speaking or taking action.  We tend to be hyper-judgmental, so we want to remember that there are usually two sides to anything that develops under Eris energy - the surface appearance of things and what is actually going on.

Because we are prone to wanting to take action or do something right now, if we do not have a direction or outlet or plan for our time this weekend, we can feel quite wayward.  It is not fun to feel compelled to act but not really knowing what to do.  In these cases, the best thing to do is not act.  Sit tight and wait for the Universe to provide guidance.  Don't judge yourself.  It is ok to indulge in "not doing" when you don't know what to do.  "Not doing" opens up space for change and shift to occur.

Change and shift is the name of the game right now.  We have powerful forces in play this weekend to assist us with this and liberate us from what binds us.  In the midst of it all, wise owls "feather their nests" - they take heart in the beauty that surrounds them.