Crescent Moon Phase: persevere, strive
Moon in Pisces
Goddess of Wisdom: Tara, Goddess Who Guides Through Troubles, Dhumavati, Goddess Who Reprocesses Darkness
God of Will/Desire: Elias, God of the West, God of Transformation
Skill: make peace
True Alignments: the inner place of stillness, powers of observation, amazed by nature, acknowledging and appreciating others, the beginning of new potential, talents surfacing, integration, spiritual ceremonies and prayers, balance
Catalysts for Change: rushing ahead without thinking, anti-humanistic, avoiding closeness, too serious to see opportunities that would help, lack of courage, evangelism, propaganda, struggles with mounting responsibilities, imbalance, forcing an issue, stunting growth
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "in winter, people cutting ice from a frozen pond for use in summer"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
Solar activity is high as "Galactic Center Week" continues with the Sun lining up with the location in the sky that is the center of our galaxy, from an astrological perspective.
But, also from an astrological perspective, this means that the Earth is directly opposite. So, astrologically speaking, the Galactic Center (GC) and the Sun are in alignment and the energetic is directly focused on Earth. Picture the two things - the Sun and the Center of the Galaxy - coming together and harmonizing, sending that frequency to Earth -- to us. The Sabian symbol for the degree of the GC is "the sculptor's vision is taking form." This is the frequency of energy that is sent with the conjunction of the Sun and the GC.
The exact conjunction happens tomorrow, but Saboth (the Gnostic name for the being that is our Sun) is popping with fireworks as it comes closer into conjunction with the pleroma (Gnostic name for the spiritual source/home/conduit that is the GC). Exact conjunction is tomorrow, Friday, December 18 at 10:08 am ET/3:08 pm UT, but the energy is in effect now and is building. Things are happening.
4:45 pm ET/9:45 pm UT: Concurrently, today we have the mighty opposition of Mars with the Eris Point. This is when twin energies of conflict or degeneration leading to resolution and regeneration are strongly in effect. This is "battle energy," which happens to come today as the Sun is disseminating "a flag bearer in battle." Hmmm. What do you think?
The highest utilization of this energetic dynamic is to make peace with ourselves or others. Instead of "battling" our own shadow sides (because shadow sides are activated with Mars and the Eris Point) or "battling" others (because anger and aggression are also activated with Mars and the Eris Point), we can make peace. We can make friends. Mars is located at "a crowd upon a beach" -- which is pretty much a party. Venus is located at "children playing around five mounds of sand" (piles of love and the raw stuff of creation).
The beach is a special place where land and sea meet. When the element of water (our emotions and our creativity) meets land (our foundation and our structure), what is in our hearts is made manifest. A sculptor's vision could easily take form, for example.
6:22 pm ET/11:22 pm UT: The Moon will conjunct Chiron, inciting wounds and pain, but also bringing about healing and insight. This is likely to be a very emotional time, as Jupiter is in aspect, expanding the wounding and healing themes of Chiron. Spectacles and drama are highly possible since the conjunction is at "in a huge tent, a famous revivalist conducts his meeting with a spectacular performance." It's "big" energy and can spread like wildfire. Things can turn into something much bigger than they are. It can get extreme.
Today, as the potential for (false) flags and battles and interpersonal conflict (prompted by angry words and hurtful actions) is high, we take the stand that life is a beach. We are, internally, at peace, because this is what is needed today. Peace.
Visualizing world peace is wonderful, but the (shamanic) practice of making peace within ourselves or with others is much, much more effective because it involves an action. Visualization is an important thing, but action is what determines outcome. By taking action and implementing a change within ourselves (a shift toward greater self-acceptance, a change in behavior, making amends, assuming personal responsibility), inner peace becomes outer peace. Change in the world happens simultaneously with change within ourselves.
I am going in to depth with this because the solution to resolving the trauma that is occurring in the outer world is by dealing with the things that are traumatizing us in our inner lives. The outer is merely a trigger for the inner. We can "pledge allegiance" to dealing with our own feelings (and fears) and not projecting them onto others and not feeding in to the fear that is being pushed into the collective.
The Earth is located at "winter frost in the woods" and echoes the silent place inside us that is not frozen in fear, but is undergoing a transformation - the internal transformation. It is also a process of fortification, because the energy is coursing under the surface. Our grassroots are strengthening.
The questions to ask ourselves are what do I stand for and what do I represent?
Mercury helps us with the answer, as it is located at "a student of nature lecturing and revealing little-known aspects of nature." We stand for Mother Nature -- Gaia Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom -- and are attendants to her, to her wisdom. Our taproot runs deep and our "flag" flies high.
Outer battles will wage, but we remember that, at the highest level, a galactic party of sorts is forming and it is ready to restore the value and beauty of life. All are invited.