Friday, November 13, 2015

New Moon Phase: intend, begin

Moon in Sagittarius

Goddess of Wisdom: Kamala - Goddess Who Transcends Limitations

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

Skill: find inner calm

Catalysts for Change:  worrying and worries, pop tests/testing others/getting testy/testosterone, not able to accept goodness, breakdown, outbreaks, power and control dynamics, deep dissatisfaction, deep insecurities producing wild distortions of the truth, suddenness and shocks, angry outbursts, abandonment, "shooting off at the mouth"

True Alignments: peace, honest intentions, receiving and transmitting information, physical activity to express angry feelings, safety, visualizing the future, aware of feelings, permanence, escape or relief from a situation or condition, making a mark

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a woman drawing aside two dark curtains that closed the entrance to a sacred pathway"

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

In an ironic display of opposites, when the Sun reaches 22 Scorpio, as it does today, it activates the energy of the Sabian symbol "a hunter shooting wild ducks," while the Earth activates the opposite energy, 22 Taurus, and the Sabian symbol of "a white dove flying over troubled waters."

One symbol is aggressive and one symbol is peacefulThis is the nature of 22 Scorpio: it projects two very different sides.

"Projection" is definitely stronger today with Venus discharging the energy of "a man watches his ideals taking concrete form before his inner vision."  Projection is when we transfer our feelings about something onto someone else.  For example, if we feel weak and detest the feeling of powerlessness, we can be critical of others we perceive as "weak."  Whatever we cannot face in ourselves we blame on other people.  So be aware that people tend to project their own "stuff" onto others today.

We analyze anything from two perspectives today because what develops may look one way, but be another way.  It is usually hard to find out the truth when 22 Scorpio, "hunters shooting wild ducks," is in effect.  But we have help from the Black Moon, as it completes its last day at "three old masters hanging in a special room in an art gallery."  We recall that this energy reveals the most accurate truth.  It enables us to clearly see through illusions, as reality is so expertly represented.

Seeing the truth is always a good thing in the long run, but in the short run it can cause hair-trigger reactions.  22 Scorpio carries a distinct element of aggression; it is hyper-masculine.  People who feel backed into a corner, people who have been preying on others, people whose true intentions have been called out/discovered, and people who are disappointed with what they have or don't have (disappointed with themselves, actually) may "act out" or "throw a tantrum."  Tempers run high with this energy, and it can be hard to contain because it is naturally exploitative.  Reaping what one has sown often occurs with this energy, which is not pleasant if what one has sown has been hurtful to others.

Mercury, Planet of Communication, activates the chatter with "a parrot listening and then talking, repeats what he has overheard."  Mercury is closely trailing the Sun right now, trying to catch up from its retrograde earlier this autumn.  Mercury will catch up with the Sun on Tuesday (November 17, 2015 at 9:24 am ET/2:24 pm UT at 25 Scorpio and the Sabian symbol of "an x-ray photograph."  We will closely watch the Sun between now and then, as we always do.  But this is just more energy for seeing through things and seeing clearly, and it is all happening to help us part inner and outer darkness and align with the Divine.  This is a good thing!)  Rumors and gossip and repeating thoughts come with this energy, so we are careful what we are repeating into the field of consciousness.

Today, wise owls are "white doves flying over troubled waters."  This means we take ourselves above situations that are troubling us.  We give our troubles to a higher power.  Elias, the emissary of the aeon Thelete, fulfills his function when we want to transform and release our pain because, as the God of Alchemy, he transmutes it into something else.  When this happens, those waters that were troubling become calm.

Find your inner calm.  If something or someone is "startin to damage your calm" rise above it.  Take the high road.  See it for what it is worth.