Balsamic Moon Phase: dream
Moon in Cancer/Leo
Ruling Mahavidya: Shodashi (The Goddess of Beauty) and Matangi (Goddess of the Wind)
Skill: find beauty
Negative Imprint: neglect, smugness, tantrums, overstating issues, elitism, condescension, disasters, projection of feelings onto others to avoid personal responsibility
Positive Imprint: fruition, quiet knowing, catharsis, sharing time, friendship, celebration, reaping rewards, inspiration, creativity, nourishment, mystery
Like an explosion, new inspirations, opportunities, ideas, and thoughts blow through us today. It's a rapid-fire tour de force, but it carries a high degree of elegance. This is the signature of the Wisdom Goddess Shodashi, the Goddess of Beauty, who washes over us today to lift us into a dream.
This is timed precisely with the dreamy Balsamic phase of the Moon, which enters today. Balsamic phase is the "phase between time" when the veils between the worlds are diaphanous. It is the time to surrender and release into the mystic. It is a time of refreshment of hopes, wishes, and dreams.
Today's energetics favor taking things slowly and methodically. There is no need to rush. The most effective way to do this is to stay in the moment. Attach to the peaceful elements underlying this energy.
The lower octave of explosions is also present, of course. Venus has reached the degree of "a volcanic explosion," bringing high potential for confrontations in relationships. Catharsis is always implied with this energy. Things that have been held inside are released. The Sun passed through this degree last week so some (or all) of what was built up has already been discharged. Aim for peace and if emotional strife ensues, ask yourself if the situation is really about what is happening currently.
Situations are ripe with fullness as we head into the New Moon in Libra, which is a month-long equivalent of a Full Moon. Take some time out during the Balsamic phase to look back and reflect on where you are and how far you have come. Share your time with others. But more importantly, celebrate the beauty of life and dream.
(Note for those with the Sun or Black Moon in Leo or Aquarius: The Moon enters Leo today, bringing another two-day period for a purging of the past and reorientation toward the new. Allow the changes to form in your life without resistance. Whatever is changing is in the best interests of your soul and you will not lose; you will only gain from it.)