Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Friday, February 13, 2014

Third Quarter Moon Phase: reassess, revise

Moon in Sagittarius

Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Matangi (Goddess of the Wind)

Skill: gain wisdom

Positive Imprints: pressing on near the finish, trust, revelations, reassurance, stress release, taking stock or measure, improving things

Catalysts for Change: testing limits, establishing unjust rules, break ups, stress from over-analysis, controlling others and their beliefs, the forbidden, selfishness, sabotage

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "an old adobe mission" (projecting plans, hopes, wishes, and dreams into the future, inner spiritual retreat

Energetically, today is the second to the last day of this astrological year.  The year's theme of "the ruler of a nation" was designed to help each of us become more of who we truly are, to take our place of power within ourselves, to stand up for ourselves, and to assume the mantle of personal sovereignty.

That's a lot to do - especially all in one year! 

But it really hasn't happened just over the past year.  It is the culmination of many years of inner work and spiritual guidance.  It was the year that marked the change - the year we have been working toward all our lives, the year that humanity would take its place,  the year that we shifted into re-building the experience of life, the year the balance tipped toward goodness.

So, we can understand how we might feel a little fatigued today.  The year's energy is departing on symbols of mountains, deserts, and thunderstorms.  However, the symbol of a rainbow after a thunderstorm is in the mix as well, so we know the outcome.

People are inclined to "test" other people, places, and things with this energetic.  Alongside of this is a tendency for things to go their separate ways or take different paths.  People are also inclined to overanalyze, criticize, and distort things.

Wise owls are aware of this, monitor or gauge their own emotional responses, and focus on the rainbow that lies at the end of any stormy weather.  The Sabian symbol of the rainbow after a heavy storm shows us that whatever transpires in the world and in our lives today and tomorrow (even things that have people and projects going their separate ways) is designed to make things better for everyone involved.  We trust in the outcome.

Our minds are naturally active in self-reflection and contemplation of things that have happened since the "natural" year began on March 30, 2014.  We maintain balance in this analysis, aware of the potential to take things too far.  What would a wise old owl do?  It would look at the circumstances and situations of our lives since then from the perspective of what was learned.  The wise old owl recognizes that the year is old, thus so is the energy.  View it from high up and watch it pass.

To be clear, the intense energetics and struggle of the past year are long-lived and ready to transform into something new.  Are you?