Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Friday, November 20, 2015

First Quarter Moon Phase: step out, take action

Moon in Pisces

Goddess of Wisdom: Kamala, The Lotus Goddess

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

Skill: join with others; join with yourself

True Alignments: being interested, relaxation, fun, standing up for others or self, lenient, recognizing patterns, channels of information, grace, insight, sharing, completing, efficient, ventures, patience

Catalysts for Change: taking individual credit for group work, restless, being demanding (that needs be met), not resting when needed, tricks, fake, contempt, always joking and never serious, madness, messing around, highly judgmental, competitive egos, not able to deliver what is touted

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"

Greetings, wise owls!

The Sabian Symbol for this lunar month, "the woman drawing aside two dark curtains..." is designed to open things up - all kinds of things.  We are "parting the way" within ourselves -- parting darkness or parts of us that seek light and expression.  These are sacred pathways that are led by the heart; it guides the way.  When hearts open en masse, as they are this month, dramatic shifts in consciousness occur.  The human collective transforms.

The Sabian symbols of the degrees where the planets are located today tell us much about how these pathways and openings will be revealed and what might be helpful to know along the way.  The primary theme involves "others."

COOPERATING with others: The Earth is located at the degree of "two cobblers working at a table."  Sharing information, interests, work, projects, and ideas are highlighted as a "win- win" for everyone.  We are in the lunar month or time of year that is like a month-long Disseminating Moon phase, so sharing ideas and information and communicating with others is already heightened.  This month we learn or receive what we need.

Additionally, Mars is located at "a man teaching true inner knowledge of the new world to his students."  So today is doubly about learning and receiving what we need to know and integrate.

Of special note today is the Sun at the degree at "an Indian woman pleading to the chief for the lives of her children."  This energetic usually prompts a need to take responsibility for something, even if it is not of our own doing.  Often it is the doing of those for whom we care or supervise.  Given the "team" element in today's energy, it may be necessary to "take one for the team" or "take the heat."  Where does the buck stop? What would return or create harmony?

RESONATING with others: Jupiter is located at "a caravan of cars headed for promised lands." Like minds and hearts are drawn together.  The "promised lands" are the "sacred pathways."  The Moon will oppose Jupiter at the degree of "a table set for an evening meal."  Many preparations have been made since April 18, 2015, the time of the shift into a new epoch of time and life.  Increasingly, like attracts like and dis-alike will not last.

PLAYING with others:  Mercury is at the last degree of Scorpio with "children in Halloween costumes indulging in various pranks."  Mercury rules the mind, so our minds may try to play tricks on us today.  We may find ourselves questioning things like Is the path I am on true?  or Is this course correct?  Since Neptune has stationed direct (appears to be moving forward once again), illusions that have been dropping for months are more easily seen.  Things are becoming clearer. 

But all of this energy involves a lot of "newness"  - new ways of thinking about things.  What is beginning to seem more certain to you now?  What is starting to integrate?  You can trust your answers.  Your mind is not tricking you; your heart is telling you.  Can you hear it? 

If you can't quite get it, take a break.  Venus is located at "in the heat of the noon, a man takes a siesta."  The wisdom of this symbol is quite reliable.  It tells us that stepping back at the peak or height of activity can generate a better outcome.  The "siesta," or "mental break," or "stepping out of the situation," or "being like the wise owl in a tree peering out and observing" can be brief.  The point is to facilitate an expansion, and rest is helpful for this.  Oftentimes, what appears as "rest" is really "work" because our psyches are processing in a different way, using different parts of the brain.  It is good to excuse ourselves sometimes.

Today we are joining with others and the other parts of ourselves headed down new paths for promised lands.  Are you ready for an adventure?

(Notes:  A "yellow brick road" sort of dynamic is in play today, so money and markets may be ripe for manipulation (tricks and hijinks) today.

And I would like to thank everyone for sending so many good thoughts and wishes while I have relocated.  All is well.  Wise owls of the Washington, DC area, I stand relieved in capable hands (wings).

"Wings Around the World" group meditation on tap for the Full Moon....)