Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream
Moon in Scorpio
Goddess of Wisdom: Kamala - Goddess of Transformation
God of Will/Desire: Elias - God of the West, God of Transformation
Skill: 1) hold light 2) open to divine guidance
True Alignments: speaking one's heart and mind, independence, reverence, aspirations, diligent practice and effort, the high art of simplicity, calls to action, unblended, revelations, forms and shapes, healing
Catalysts for Change: stirring things up, aggression, pushing one's opinions, insincerity, broken promises, reliance on or attachment to what does not exist, misunderstandings, going off track, feeding in
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"
Today Mercury reaches the degree in the sky where the Galactic Center is located. In astrology, this is called "Mercury conjunct the Galactic Center." The ancient Gnostics considered the Galactic Center to be the "spiritual home" of the galaxy. They called it the pleroma. The Gnostics said that Divine beings homed in the Galactic Center (aeons) configure the codes of life (genomes) of various types of beings and then "seed" that out into the arms of the galaxy after receiving the spark of life from Source ("the Originator" in the Gnostic teachings).
When Mercury reaches this degree, 26 Sagittarius 22, we receive Divine inspiration. Mercury rules communication, telecommunication, thought processes, information, giving information, travel, and receiving and transmitting. The arrow in the constellation of Sagittarius the Archer points to the center of the Milky Way -- our Galactic Center. The Sabian symbol for this degree is "the sculptor's vision is taking form."
This is the most powerful energetics for receiving Divine guidance, inspiration, insight, and clarity. It supports the mission of this lunar month's Sabian symbol of "a woman drawing aside two dark curtains that closed the entrance to a sacred pathway." The energetic to open a closed entrance (new way, new path, new opportunity, new mindset, new outlook, new idea) is in effect for the next 11 days (until Friday, December 18 at 10:09 am ET/3:09 pm UT) -- the amount of time it will take for the Sun to reach this degree, and super-charge it.
As this begins today, the Sun moves to the degree of "seagulls flying around a ship looking for food," the location of Mercury a week ago. Since last Monday (November 30), the music of the spheres (the astrology of the planets) has had us evaluating people, places, and things during a process of shifting of perspective and perception. This was the equivalent of the "drawing aside two dark curtains" part of the symbol. Now, the opening of "pathway" part begins.
Every month it takes us all lunar month long to come to the Balsamic Moon phase, the last of the Moon's phases before it becomes New again, and the final expression of the month's Sabian symbol energetic. This one will continue slightly into the next New Moon, the lunar month beginning with the Sun and Moon's conjunction in Sagittarius, which happens this Friday, December 11.
Note that the Sabian symbol for the Galactic Center is worded as "the sculptor's vision" and not "a sculptor's vision." Taken back to Gnostic origins, this symbol would mean "the Originator's vision" or "the aeons' vision." In mystery school terms, it could be read as "the individual's vision."
The symbol is active in that the sculptor's vision "is taking form." It is in process; it is happening now.
So, today, as we understand that new paths are opening, we also see that something else is taking structure. As the Sun discharges the energy of the "seagulls flying around a ship looking for food," we are focused not on the scraps of unfulfilled life and potential and illusory structure and security that the old, crumbling world seeks to maintain. We move beyond that by freeing ourselves and beginning to build the "new world" of Second Renaissance. We are recreating reality. We begin to construct -- to form -- based on a shifted paradigm.
Today Venus moves to the degree opposite the Chiron Point at, "a youth holding a lighted candle in a devotional ritual," assisting the theme of an enlightenment of humanity that is occurring. It is happening to some before others. But Venus opposite the Chiron Point can bring up pain in current or from past relationships, especially since Mars is still discharging the energy of "circular paths." So the power of the past is stronger, but it is helping us see beyond our blind spots.
Out of the darkness and into the light, we are finding our way. We hold a candle to our vision. We devote ourselves to a grander experience of life.