Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise and reassess
Moon in Scorpio
Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Matangi (Goddess of the Wind)
Skill: hold the line (remain grounded and connected through being in nature)
Positive Imprints: excelling, commitment, dedication, personal understanding, overcoming, teaching and learning, collaboration, solutions, clearing
Catalysts for Change: control dynamics, moodiness, feeling vulnerable (remember you are powerful), hard lessons, trapped in fear, imbalance, attempts to conquer
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "an old adobe mission" (projecting into the future, spiritual retreat)
Energetically, today we begin the last Moon Phase of this astrological year, the year that was a marking point in time. It has been the Year of Changes, the Year of the Grand Cardinal Cross, the Year to See Who Would Be Ruler, the Year the Divine Masculine revealed himself.
The Third Quarter Moon phase, which begins today, will close out and complete the energetics that flowed through the collective since March 30, 2014. Mostly, this has involved change. Balances of power have shifted. The wave of that which is aligned with joy, beauty, love, freedom, respect, life, creativity, and human actualization has overtaken the wave that is aligned with control and destruction. We have tipped the balance.
It is brilliant sunshine just after a storm, the symbol for the degree Jupiter moves to today.
Elements that have clogged or blocked progress (on the macro-level of the world and the micro-level of our lives) are being swept away with the sweet breeze of the Wisdom Goddess Matangi.
Mercury will sweep back to forward motion today (9:51 am ET/2:51 pm UT), bringing with him all of the projections we've been putting into the future this month with the lunar month's energy of "an old adobe mission." Mercury, the Messenger, takes all of it forward and gives it over to higher sources. Our intentions are part of the way we co-create with Spirit (and co-dream with Gaia Sophia).
There could be dramatic events during this last bit of energy to be "the ruler of a nation," the Sabian symbol for the energy of this astrological year. Last night the Sun moved to the degree of "a big bear sitting down waving all of its paws," and this energy will continue through half of today (though energy moves in waves). This puts Russia in the spotlight. This energy has historically favored Russia's interests. There are reports and video of an explosion in the Ukraine Sunday (February 9), but there is not a lot of information coming out and what is coming out is unclear. Take a look and see for yourself. Does it look like a chemical explosion to you? Maybe with Mercury stationing direct, things will become clearer.
(Note: On February 9, 1959, the first intercontinental ballistic missile become operational in Russia. We don't know which side did what last Sunday, but the overall energetic favors Russia, not the western-backed faction.)
Wise owls will be carefully watching what happens in the world over the next few days. Mars is moving towards the degree of the "purging of the priesthood" so we will watch that energetic. This day in 2013, Pope Benedict announced he was resigning (the first to do so in more than 500 years). So we have two imprints of the Sun and Mars replaying right now. There is definitely "divide and conquer" fracturing the church, and this dynamic will affect it, whether it happens in secret or in view.
When the Balsamic Moon phase later this weekend, the field will be ripe for re-configuration for a better experience of life. The creative powers of our minds are unleashed. Until then, we are "holding the line" today and throughout this Third Quarter Moon phase. Transition times are delicate, so we will flow with the gentle breezes of Matangi and stand by if she and her colleagues see fit to perturb the field any more before the end of this astrological year.