Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream
Moon in Leo/Virgo (3:50 pm ET/7:50 pm UT)
Goddess of Wisdom: All- led by Shodashi, Goddess of Beauty and Form, Goddess Who Fulfills the Highest and Best
God of Will/Desire: Kathe, God of the South, God of Waves
Skill: "first responding" by maintaining emotional, mental, physical, and SPIRITUAL equilibrium
True Alignments: solid ground, adapting as situations change, seeing the truth, originality, making plans for the future, guidance and protection, unseen assistance, repairing things, performing a higher service, accomplishments, open minded, revelry, connection with nature, heightened intuition, messages about direction
Catalysts for Change: people and things coming undone, cat and mouse games, control dynamics, fears about safety and security, over-idealizing people, washed or wiped out, not taking personal responsibility, frozen in place, not seeing clearly, confusion, lost in fantasy or illusion, making excuses, emotionally overwhelmed, self-sabotage, manipulation of banking and finances, vain
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a girls basketball team" (unifying)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres" (re-tuning or re-calibration of consciousness)
The watery Balsamic Moon phase, the last phase of the lunar month, has begun and the energy comes in like a tidal wave.
A major force behind the tidal wave today is the Sun washing in the energy of 16 Libra and the Sabian symbol "after a storm, a boat landing stands in need of reconstruction." Things deconstruct under this dynamic (particularly emotions). Then they reconstruct, but in a different way than they were originally. So we understand that what we see, feel, hear, and experience today will undergo mutation or transformation before it is finished. We will not become attached to one thing or way or feeling.
This dynamic is very strong because this degree in the sky has been especially active, meaning planets have done significant things there lately. Mercury stationed retrograde (appeared to stop and then begin moving backwards in the sky) at this degree on September 17. An amplification of the energy of "after a storm, a boat landing stands in need of reconstruction" occurred on September 17 and has been in effect the whole time Mercury has been retrograde. Mercury stations direct (or appears to stop and move forward in the sky once again) tomorrow. The short of it is Mercury retrograde types of issues - issues/challenges with communication, travel, electronics, information - are strongly in effect today and tomorrow.
In general, things may feel like they are coming apart, undocking, coming loose, crashing out of control, or breaking into chaos.
I would offer that this is an effect of the full force of Shodashi's Wave (Gaia Sophia's action of returning balance and sanity) and is actually bringing alignment with NATURAL order out of the chaos. Underneath the surface, whatever happens today happens to make things better.
The Earth herself is located at the degree of "fairies (nature spirits, elementals) dancing in the setting Sun," bringing the veils between the worlds of Spirit and matter close together. The power of illusion and delusion is as high as the power of clarity and reality. Since today's energy is mutable -- changeable -- we may vacillate between the two. This can be a little unnerving, but beautiful things can be created from it. Essentially, we can easily meld with the dream of Mother Earth.
Balsamic Moon phase is the mystical, dreamy time of the month, so the energy of "fairies dancing in the setting Sun" is "at home" during Balsamic. Since today's energy naturally un-grounds, untethers, and undocks things, we remain securely fastened and trusted to Divine Order. To reinforce the connection or to moderate the tidal wave of energies, go outside and "be" in nature. If you are lucky enough to have a body of water nearby, go to it and send out thoughts of peace and stability through it.
This Balsamic Moon phase is the Hundred Hours (or so) before the New Moon in Libra on Monday, a historic month. It is the job of those of the light to hold the line, hold the space, hold the field, and maintain emotional. mental, and physical equilibrium. A trauma response is underway within the collective of humanity. We are on duty as first responders of consciousness. Calling all wise owls...all wings on deck.
(Wings Around the World meditation planned for the New Moon on October 12. Recordings on various timely topics on the way.)