Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Friday, August 1, 2014

Crescent Moon Phase: expand

Moon in Libra

Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi

Skill: engender peacefulness

Negative Imprint: fussy, infectious negativity, self-denial, dragging up pain from the past, loss of popularity or support, insincere, naïve

Positive Imprint: let go, lighten up, nurturing self and others, reward, rest, rejuvenation, truth, wisdom

Two themes are activated today: deep healing and revitalization.  These two themes are strong throughout the month, since they were energetically imprinted (with Chiron and Mars) back at the New Moon on July 26.

Recall that the energy for the month is like the Sabian symbol for the New Moon: "rock formations towering over a deep canyon" or, more specifically, "a ring of singing stones bridging over the chaos."

Today, the rock formations/singing stones (us) undergo structural reinforcement from a "sonic boom" from the Universe.  We experience the expanding and energizing of deep and meaningful changes, corrections, or rectifications that heal, transform, and liberate us.

Even though this sonic boom from the Universe reverberates, it is gentle.  The wave engenders peacefulness.  The energy asks us to give over our worries, fears, and lingering issues from the past and let them be washed away.  Take the opportunity to rest or play or perpetuate peace in some way today.

Mars, still in direct opposition to the Chiron Point of wounding and healing, disseminates the energy of "a youth holding a lighted candle in devotional ritual" today.  Bhairavi, the persona of Gaia Sophia who is on duty this month, seeks to light a candle in our hearts.  Light is prominent in today's energy and intentions/rituals are powerful.  It is a good day to re-envision your hopes, wishes, and dreams for the future.  Big medicine here.

The Moon will make opposition with Uranus between 4:30 pm ET/ 8:30 pm UT and 9:00 pm ET/1:00 am UT.  Among the pantheon of planets, Uranus is the lead player for the whole year.  Uranus is the Planet of Changes; it brings surprises and swift shifts in direction.  Uranus puts us where we need to be when we haven't been able to get there on our own.  Any events that occur during this window of time ultimately serve to progress our personal evolution.  Trust that the changes will put things in proper order.

If you experience yourself, someone else, or a situation falling or coming up short, recognize the truth that is being shown.  In many ways, the nature of things is revealed to us today.  True character, true feelings, and true intentions are visible if we are brave enough to look.  No one needs to take scraps if that is all someone or something is offering.  Is the situation pointless?

We are profoundly motivated today by a quest to have what nourishes us.  We crave care.  We want to feel taken care of and nurtured.  There is one place where this is ALWAYS available, not just when the energetics press the issue.  This place is all around us.  She is the divine being embodied as our planetary habitat.  She is Gaia Sophia.  She cradles us in loving embrace and enfolds us in cosmic dreaming.  Make a connection with her if you haven't already done so.  Go outside and experience what it's like to live on a planet that is the manifestation of the mind of a great creator-artist.  Come alive.