Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream
Moon in Virgo
Goddess of Wisdom: All - led by Shodashi, Goddess Who Aligns
God of Wisdom/Desire: Kathe, God of the South, God of Sonics
Skill: release (retire) what needs to be released
Catalysts for Change: single-minded and not taking others into account, extreme duality, rules, unintegrated, dissonance, scapegoating, extremes of self-sacrifice, fear, anger, denial, elitism, ageism, jealousy of another's vitality, emotional storms and drama
True Alignments: faith, healing the self, visibility, cohesive, extending oneself, wonder, peace, reminiscing, inner calm, loosening up, mysticism, honesty, heightened powers of obervation and intuition, preservation, transformation, pinning something, seeing beyond
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 and recalibrating consciousness)
Today Mercury stations direct or appears to move forward in the sky once again. The day a planet stations retrograde or direct often incites challenges with the things Mercury "rules" - communications, telecommunications, electronics, information, messages, and travel, among others. Extra patience is required on the days Mercury stations retrograde or direct.
When Mercury stations direct, clarity and cohesion begins to return. We begin to understand and integrate what Mercury "going back into the past" has been trying to teach us. Usually this teaching involves evolving our minds and our experiences. We see the limiting thoughts, beliefs, patterns, and habits that can be released.
Releasing or retiring things is a prominent feature of today's energy with the Sun discharging "a retired sea captain watches ships entering and leaving the harbor." This energy helps us complete tasks, return things to their place, and clear up confusion, which is quite helpful during this very important Hundred Hours of the Balsamic Moon phase (see yesterday's report in the Archives).
But, going further, this symbol brings exactly what First Responders of Consciousness need when a mass trauma response is preparing to be played on humanity. This symbol brings the calm, inner place of resonance with God/Universe from which the power of equilibrium within chaos is found. It is the point of power, the warrior's stance, the wise owl safely in the tree observing and preparing to respond.
The sea captain is near the water, watching the ships coming and going, but he is not in the water. Water is an archetypal reference to emotions and changeability, so we are watching emotional reactions, not engaging them. This would take us off center, and we need to be very centered right now.
The "center path to the inner place" is the path of the mystic today, as Venus (which fully came out of its own retrograde motion just yesterday) is located at the degree of "a large white cross - dominating the landscape - stands alone on top of a high hill." Signs, synchronicities, and messages usually appear quickly with this energetic. The primary dynamics with this energy involve ending personal and collective suffering and maintaining sight and connection with a higher power. Symbols that inspire spiritual connection usually "cross our paths" when this degree of the zodiac is activated. It always guides us.
Adding to the "staying centered and looking out" theme is Mars' location at "two heads looking and beyond the shadows." We are wise to look at things from another person or group's perspective. The outcome will be better for everyone involved. If a conflict arises (as they are prone to do on a Mercury retrograde or direct day), walk in someone's else's shoes for a bit. Where do they feel powerless? What can you offer to assist, solve, or resolve the situation? What we do for one, we do for all. Nothing is minimal.
As a whole, the energetics today engender a certain degree of solitude or even loneliness. The Earth is located at "two prim spinsters sitting together in silence." This can be carried too far through excessive self-induced isolation, so if this is happening in your life, consider what you might be missing out on by not having new opportunities for the Source of Life to provide splendor. If you are insulating yourself, the times are changing, and that level of retreat from the matrix will no longer be required to stay sane. As the collective awakens, it will be more pleasurable. Baby steps.
We are maintaining a strong, centered, grounded connection with love for our planet and our fellow beings as the Hundred Hours continues. See you back here tomorrow for the latest. Until then, we watch it all come and go.