Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Friday, September 5, 2014

Gibbous Moon Phase: trust

Moon in Capricorn/Aquarius

Ruling Mahavidya: Shodashi (The Goddess Who Creates Form) and Matangi (Goddess of the Wind)

Skill: ask for the fulfillment of your highest desire

Negative Imprint: false fronts, dissatisfaction, disappointment, unfair compromise, disconnection, vanity, denial

Positive Imprint: receptivity, peace, vivid experience, heritage, tradition, manifestation, purity, ensconced, strength, imagination

We have a day of high magical potential on tap today, so we want to take full advantage of the energy.

The magical time of the cycle begins today with the Gibbous Moon phase.  We have double-Gibbous (double magical) energy because overall this month is like a month-long Gibbous phase.  The Gibbous Moon phase of a Gibbous cycle is doubly potent for manifesting intention.  Our powers of visualization are heightened during Gibbous phases.  So today we will envision (picture with our mind's eye) what we want to experience.  Visualize this in a personal way and in a global way.  If you made a "Wish Board" back at the New Moon in Aries (March/April 2014), revisit it today.  Change it up, add to it, or keep it the same. 

The point is to focus some energy on stating or impressing intention.  What do you want to tell the universe?

Three themes repeat in the Sabian symbols for the degrees of the planets' locations today: idealization, inner knowledge, and truth.

With the theme of idealization, we tend to become preoccupied with absolutes.  Few things are truly absolute.  One of the greatest traits of humanity is our imagination.  It is easy for us to create in our minds what we think would be ideal.  We just as easily delude ourselves into seeing things the way we want to see them.  We get hung up on chasing an ideal and ignore all signs to the contrary.  We lock in.  The key is to understand that there are many variations of what is ideal, and these variations evolve through time.

So it is good to have definite intentions to state to the universe today, but unwise to assume that the result will appear in the exact way we want.  Shodashi teaches us this.  She works very hard to bring us into closer alignment with our true course - our destiny.  It's a complex undertaking because the trajectories of everyone are involved.  Moving one person's "line" affects everyone else's line.  Her job becomes easier as more and more people align with nature and natural world order.  There is less to untangle.

The theme of inner knowing repeats throughout the energy of the symbols today.  Calling upon inner knowledge is the way to handle anything that crops up today.  Consult sources that always provide what you need (certain books, cards, oracles, divination tools, letters, poems, songs, nature, etc.).  Inner knowledge is passed from generation to generation and humanity has a long history from which to draw.  The knowledge of our ancestors is alive in our cells.  Everything we need to know is inside and corroborated by sources on the outside.

The third theme, truth, underlies our motivations today.  Truth crystallizes right before our eyes.  It may come in the form of a wild confrontation with the true self or the true self of another.  Everyone will see what they are capable of seeing/what they want to see.  Minds that are deeply infected will rise toward lunacy as the Full Moon approaches.

What do you want to do with all of your magical powers today?