Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Friday, January 30, 2015

Gibbous Moon Phase: trust in a higher power and order

Moon in Gemini

Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Matangi (Goddess of the Margins and Those Who Are Marginalized) with special guest Shodashi (Goddess of Beauty and Goddess Who Fulfills Our Highest and Best)

Skill: slow your pace; be watchful of signs and patterns

Negative Imprint: excluding others, insecurities, noise, carelessness, rushing, slacking off and expecting others to take up the slack, undervaluing, unappreciative, seeking approval from others or externals, self-centered

Positive Imprint:  inner strength, safety, creativity, the desire for a feeling of being at home, sharing, exchanges of knowledge and experience, cooperation, spiritual guidance, expansion

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "an old adobe mission" (outreaching and outposting to the future, spiritual retreat)

Multiple strong astrological aspects are in effect today to bring us inspiration, wisdom, or an experience that may change our lives.  The Universe breathes out so we can breathe it in; we then breathe out so the Universe can breathe us in.  These powerful energies blow through with gale force winds today.

If I had posted a report yesterday, I would have highlighted the severe upswing in mental and emotional confusion, and an overall racking of the brain trying to figure something out or create something.  If you experienced that, some sort of insight or resolution should come your way today.  This is related to the theme that things can change our lives.

As Winds of Change come through, they may wipe things out.  The Wisdom Goddess "on call" this month, Matangi, has a way of doing this.  If a sudden feeling and mantle of power overtakes you to take a stand today, this is Matangi's hand.  She strives to make everyone feel safer and more secure.  She brings anyone who has felt disempowered or victimized (especially by society at large) back into the group.  She has a tender heart for anyone who feels like they belong in the "land of misfit toys."  A lingering signature of this today brings special blessing to any group efforts.  What we do or give in support to others is multiplied under the multiplicity of astrological aspects today in combination with the multitude of Matangi's energies.  We aren't interested in getting something back by giving, we are interested in applying our energy and resources at opportune times for the maximum benefit for all.  It multiples.

Matangi often works in close association with the Mahavidya (Wisdom Goddess ) Shodashi, Goddess of Beauty, who makes an appearance today.  This is fitting for "astrological beauty week" that is courtesy of the conjunction of Venus and Neptune (exact conjunction Sunday).  This ought to be interesting.  It looks to me like the goddesses are gearing up for the Full Moon, but today Shodashi adds her energy for the potentially life-changing effects.  Shodashi moves the lines of our lives into proper course.  She makes marks. 

Shodashi is using the energy of Uranus, the Planet of Changes, in tight conjunction with the South Node and therefore tight opposition to the North Node, which represent the past and the future respectively.  It's all geared toward out-posting and outreaching ourselves into the future.  Everyone should be giving ample thought to where they have been and where they want to go.  The future we want is happening right now at a marking point in the future.  It's happening now and we will experience it then.  The Wisdom Goddesses help us get there.

If you doubt this, the energy of the Gibbous Moon phase offers seemingly magical signs, symbols, and synchronicities that help us trust in the future and hold hope.

To handle the gale force today, slow down.  Slow your pace and quiet your mind for a moment.  Open up time and space for a message to find you.  It just might change your life.

(P.S. Mercury is retrograde and will make a conjunction with the Sun once again today.  This is excellent energy for re-working things, but it often comes as a result of malfunction, error, miscommunication, interference, and the fact that the time needs to be right.  Electronics, interpersonal and travel may present challenges.  Remember to slow down.  Mars is moving into conjunction with Chiron, bringing sweeping healing, but I will discuss that more tomorrow.  Venus makes a square with Saturn today.  We will let the Mahavidyas take that one.)