Gibbous Moon Phase: trust, magic
Moon in Gemini
Goddess of Wisdom: Tara - Goddess Who Guides Through Troubles, Dhumavati, Goddess Who Sorts and Winnows
God of Will/Desire: Elias - God of the West, God of Transformation
Skill: experience the experience
True Alignments: grace, inner comfort, expanded vision, thinking about and doing things a different way, progress, observing the outer, the element of fire, inspiration, messages, Divine messages, facing forward, responsive
Catalysts for Change: self-limitations, narrow outlook or vision, stagnation, naïve, reliant on the outer or material, doing things the hard way, energy drains, following danger, poor loser, struggling against the flow
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"
All this lunar month, we are "people cutting ice from a frozen pond for use in summer." Today, we venture away from that for a bit, as "arctic explorers leading reindeer through icy canyons," the degree of the location of the Earth today.
We are kind of like Santa Claus in this way, wouldn't you say?
This time of year finds many people in situations that feel somewhat like going through a treacherous canyon. This one is icy - frozen water, and water symbolizes emotions.
Santa symbolizes belief.
Our beliefs determine our reality - our "expedition" as "explorers."
A map (or guide) for our "expedition" today is provided by the Sun located at the degree of "the human soul in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment." This tells us that it is the experience that is important - not whether the experience is "good" or "bad." It tells us (especially in emotional situations) to rise to the higher level of the soul and view what our human selves are experiencing, remembering that we are here for a purpose - an experience.
So no matter the state of your expedition through life today and all of the feelings and beliefs that go along with it ("the reindeer" in the symbol), wisdom teaches us that it is the experience that is highly valuable. In fact, it is eagerly sought.
We are leading the "reindeer" - our thoughts and beliefs - which means we are in command.
Since we are inclined toward inner reflection this time of year, we often look back. The way we feel about the past has a great deal to do with how we experience the present (and the future, but we are focused on the present moment today - not cutting ice and preparing for the future).
We can choose lack, fear, disappointment, failure, loss, hopelessness, and so on, believing in these things as we meander through the holiday's events. Or we can choose peace, love, stillness, hope, openness, Oneness, and a recognition that new things are in process.
So what would today be like if we viewed the past from a higher level, without charging it up with judgments of whether it was good or bad? What if it just it is what it is? What if it is just an experience? How would we feel?
Would we feel free?
We can free ourselves to experience today exactly how we want. We can lead the reindeer.
A revolution of the spirit is underway. Things are changing in the world, recalibrating, as portended at the beginning of the astrological year back in April. As that which is in not in alignment with the value of life and liberty continues to be winnowed out and dissolved, that which is aligned with the value of life and liberty rises.
Can you see it happening? Do you believe?
Best wishes, much love, and happy explorations to all the wise owl Santas today!