Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Friday, January 16, 2015

Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream

Moon in Sagittarius

Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Kali

Skill: know when enough is enough

Negative Imprint:  road rage, suspicion, guarded, moral posturing, thinking the uncontrollable is controllable, conflict, war, paranoia, trust issues, walls and barriers, turbulence, panic

Positive Imprint: patience, loyalty, compromise, trust, communication, links with the spirit world, insight, effort and reward, guardianship, self-awareness, exchanging with others, inner fulfillment

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "an Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe"

Today's energetics tend to cause things to become a bit chaotic, congested, and confused.  Wise owls strive for calm, cool, and collected.

It helps to understand that a powerful astrological dynamic is in place (the "window of time" I referred to earlier this week).  This dynamic comes from Mars' conjunction with Neptune and the Black Moon opposing both of them.

I will discuss this in more detail in the audio recording scheduled to go up later today because the dynamic will still be in place at the New Moon on Tuesday.  This means the imprint will last throughout the upcoming lunar month.  So what is happening now is going to unfold through February 17, 2015.

In particular, whatever transpires today foreshadows what we will be "revising" and "reworking" during Mercury's retrograde because today Venus reaches the degree in the sky where Mercury will turn retrograde.  Venus will "tip" things off that will unfold through February 11, 2015.

All of this means we note the themes, patterns, and imprints today because these things will develop and evolve over the next month.  We are getting a look ahead - a look through a window in time.

Keep in mind that when Mars and the Black Moon come together in the way they are now, tremendous energy to either battle or create is unleashed.  Mars and the Black Moon are god and goddess of the battlefield AND the god and goddess of the creation field.  Oftentimes the two overlap, especially in a lunar month ruled by the Wisdom Goddess Kali, who is prone to destroy and recreate. 

The combination of Mars and the Black Moon often sparks arguments and confrontations between people.  It can be quite volcanic.  The eruptions usually clear the air, but with Neptune involved, this is not the case.  The situation will turn into something else by the end of the next lunar month.  The watery nebulousness of Neptune morphs things and takes them to new places.

The complexity of today's energy is enhanced by feelings of needing to push thing farther.  This all too easily gets us in over our heads today because we want to do or know or experience more.  It is best to maintain perspective and not take things to an extreme.  Striving for some "ideal" or "ultimate" will box us in and reinforce the chaos, confusion, and congestion elements in effect.  Wise owls keep it real.

Remember that the skill we practice today in order to bring balance is to know when enough is enough.  Enough said for now, but check back for the audio update of the overview of the next lunar month, and of course, the weekend report.