Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Moon Phase: intend, initiate

Moon in Scorpio/Sagittarius (10:14 am ET/3:14 pm UT)

Goddess of Wisdom: Kamala - Goddess Who Transcends Limitations, Goddess of the Lotus

God of Will/Desire: Elias - God of the West, God of Transformation

Skill: find clues

Catalysts for Change: surrender, coming up short or late, automatic responses/being on "auto pilot," believing there is only one answer, cowardly, not listening, immoral (hurting others through actions), unfocused, out of control wild

True Alignments: going back and finding or seeing what was missed, channeling, unconventional, the beauty of transformation, allegiance, return to love, sharing information, signs and synchronicities (pay special attention to nature)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a woman draws aside two dark curtains that closed the entrance to a sacred pathway" (transcending limitations)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres" (recalibration of consciousness)

As darkness is drawn aside and a sacred pathway revealed this lunar month, today's energy is about clues.  So before I give my take on the degrees of the planets, here are the primary Sabian symbols archetypally present today.  What do they speak to you?

SUN: "obeying his conscience, a soldier resists orders"

EARTH: "a moving finger points to significant passages in a book"

VENUS: "a man teaching the true inner knowledge of the new world to his students"

MERCURY: "a path through the woods, rich in autumn coloring"

MARS: "a butterfly preserved and made perfect with a dart through it"

There are two themes weaving through the energies today:

INFORMATION - Without question, the situations, circumstances, and conditions of our day will yield very valuable information regarding the course of our lives.  This may involve integrating information that we already had, but is taking some time to fully settle in to our reality. 

It is wise to take the position that we do not know it all -- that we may have missed or overlooked something or that it was not yet the time to know it for whatever reason (usually pertaining to our personal growth and ability to see the truth).  This holds for interpersonal and professional situations.  Leave yourself some room or time to go back and check. 

These symbols remind me of the adage "the more we learn, the more we realize how much we do not know."  This is humbling energy, best kept in mind as such when going into situations or meetings or gatherings.

ACTION OR FROZEN - The information and insights that we gain today serve to help us take action or stop and reconsider (freeze).  The universe is in constant motion (dance) and does not foster stopping or surrendering for too long.  But when something is frozen or a freeze-frame is taken, detail can be seen and studied.  Nuances can be gleaned.  Innate beauty can be appreciated.  Knowledge can be added.

In the symbol of the soldier resisting orders, we do not know the circumstances of the soldier.   The soldier is you.  Where are you?  Where is your mindscape?  If you feel like you are in "combat" (with yourself or others or life), trauma responses are fight, flight, or freeze.  Any and all of these will do.  One response is not better than the other.  But, with the freeze response, at some point, action must be taken.  To not take action is to resist the nature of the universe, the nature of life.

The wisdom of the symbol of the soldier resisting orders is found in the part "obeying his conscience."  We have to do the right thing - for our hearts and our paths.  For this we must listen to the inner voice, the voice that directs us along the sacred pathway.

What will you learn today?  What will you do?  The mystery of this lunar month is only beginning, but today we have clues.