Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign

Moon in Cancer

Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi (The Goddess Who Calls to Action)

Skill: wise owl in the tree peering out and observing

Negative Imprint: resistance, duality, insincerity, exaggeration, masks, slacking off and expecting others to do the work or take the responsibility, rigidity, anger, lashing out, control issues

Positive Imprint:  participation, cohesion, integration, sincerity, clarity, confidence, healing

As Mars closes in on Saturn, anger and control issues continue to build.  But we will take the other approach - the higher path.

The conjunction of Mars and Saturn occurs at 18 degrees of Scorpio.  The Sabian symbol for this degree is "a path in the woods rich in autumn coloring."  This symbol speaks to preparations for change, "fruits" or rewards of labor, and a time of harvest.

If angry or controlling emotions come upon us, we can remember the symbol and switch our mindsets (paths) to one that recognizes that the emotions are coming as a result of impending change toward the better.  Knowing this, we can accept and flow with the changes, maintaining emotional equilibrium.

Today's energy asks us to come into fuller participation with life.  The energy presents conditions and circumstances where we can build confidence and feelings of security.  Creativity is also heightened under the astrological effects in play.

The energy also reveals another side or second perspective of things.  Situations or feelings that were unclear seek cohesion and integration.  This may turn into the need for a decision or choice.  Examine things sincerely.  Be honest with yourself.  Are you trying to push yourself into doing something you don't want to do?  Why?  Is it truly your responsibility?  Your feelings are as valid as another's.

There is a tendency toward things being exaggerated or hidden under false appearances.  The theme of "masks" has been strong all month long but it is enhanced today.

Another main theme has been the expanding and energizing of deep and meaningful changes and corrections that heal, transform, and liberate.  Today is the last day of the Third Quarter Moon phase, which means the last day of the complete energy of this lunar cycle.  (The next phase, the Balsamic phase, is an "in-between" phase that prepares us for the next cycle.)  Completion of tasks, revision, and realignment are the missions during Third Quarter Moon phase.  As we close out the month, what has healed, transformed, or liberated for you during this time?

No doubt about it, the energy is intense.  People are angry and many things appear to be spinning out of control.  Remember the potential for exaggeration and masks.  Although it looks rough on the surface, deeper things are happening.  Don't lose sight of this in the midst of the swirling emotions.  Invoke the skill of the wise owl in a tree, safe and secure, peering out and observing what's happening.  Take yourself out of the chaos.  Commune with Mother Nature.  She will fix you right up!