First Quarter Moon Phase: take action
Moon in Scorpio/Sagittarius
Ruling Mahavidya: Dhumavati (The Goddess of Mirrors) and Kali (The Destroyer)
Skill: embrace the natural impetus to move forward and grow
Negative Imprint: control; suppression and inhibition of ideas and opinions (and self); rushing and missing things; pushiness; exhibitionism
Positive Imprint: nurturance of the things we care about (including self); patience; a desire to reveal or expose one's truth
We are in "double" First Quarter energy as we are in the First Quarter phase of a First Quarter cycle. If that is double speak to you, think of dividing the year into 8 parts that parallel the Moon phases. This month is like a long First Quarter phase. Next month is, too. First Quarter is the energy of stepping out of our comfort zone and taking action. It's when the seedling pops through the soil and into the light. It's the time to reach beyond. So there is a great, natural impetus to move forward and grow.
The Moon completes its transit of Scorpio today, tying off the control issues that started yesterday. Saturn is in Scorpio as well, and the combination of the two planets in Scorpio brings up control issues. Defiance is strong, lending force to the push for liberation from what binds us. Liberation is the theme this month. The Moon moves into Sagittarius around 9:30 pm ET/ 1:30 am UT, mellowing things out a bit.
Mercury, fresh from its backward movement to revitalize our mental processes, makes opposition to the Galactic Center today, sharpening our wits and delivering information and messages that are important to our course. In the Gnostic view, the Galactic Center is the true home of our benefactrix, Gaia Sophia, and the place from which life in our galaxy is configured. When Mercury lines up with the GC, a direct line to Source also opens. Divine frequencies flood the collective of humanity and the grid of the Earth. We always look toward Source when a planet reaches the opposition point of the GC - 27 degrees of Gemini. The Sabian symbol of this degree is "a young gypsy emerging from the woods gazes at far cities." We are out here in the far limbs of the galaxy with our sights fixed on something greater than ourselves. Something greater is always delivered with this astrological alignment. Connections are made. Pay close attention to nature for animal sightings and close attention to your environment in general for synchronicities. New readers will appreciate Ted Andrews' book Animal Speak to reference the meaning of different animals and animal encounters.
There is a tendency today to rush forward, missing critical details and trying to make things ready before their time. Much of the push comes in relation to the goals, intentions, dreams, wishes, or projects that were "seeded" at the New Moon in Aries. What did you envision for yourself then? We are only in the First Quarter time of growth for those things. Much time still remains for things to develop. Think of this time as the preliminary stage and don't become angry, sad, or frustrated if things don't look the way you want them to right now. Have patience and in the meantime, as things are shifting into a better place, enjoy life.
Enjoying life is the main thing that the matrix has stolen from us. Wise owls endeavor to bring back the fun and the appreciation of life. We are falling out of enslavement to the matrix and falling back in love with life. We recognize that we are immersed in a beautiful habitat and give thanks for the opportunity to grow, experience, and learn on an uncommonly rare jewel of a planet. (She's a goddess and a planet.) Instead of Descartes' "I think therefore I am," "we breathe therefore we experience." By virtue of being alive on this planet, we are blessed.
Find some beauty while life happens today and if you are able, snap a photograph and send it to me to share with everyone.