Crescent Moon Phase: challenge, perseverance
Moon in Aries/Taurus (Sunday 7:30 pm ET/Monday 00:30 am UT)
Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Saturday: Chinnamasta (Goddess Who Expands the Mind, Goddess Who Grants Wishes) Sunday: Shodashi (Goddess Who Makes Marks)
Skill: lighten up
Positive Imprints: humor, creativity, celebrations, keeping sight of one's goals, cooperation, independence, ability to withstand, going with the flow, new ideas, fellowship
Catalysts for Change: trendiness, feeling restricted, miscommunication, barriers, seeking the approval or validation of others, racism, conformity, boredom
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a crowded public marketplace" (human interchange and exchange; displays of who we truly are and what we have to offer)
This weekend in the "crowded public marketplace" of the collective consciousness of humanity, sparkly things are on display, children play together, and people are laughing.
Another view of things shows that so much is happening that it is creating congestion, confusion, impatience, and even panic in some places.
There is a tremendous amount of dynamic energy that is fueling situations this weekend. Venus and Mars will make conjunction, putting relationships in focus. This will bring extra power to be objective about relationships and to see if values are aligned. If people are no longer in energetic resonance (if their levels of consciousness are not in similar range), it will become apparent.
Under this conjunction of Venus and Mars, we also gain objectivity about the inner relationship - our relationship with our self. We see where we need to lighten up on ourselves. We see symbols of the past, present, and future. Truer self-expression follows lightening up. From here we can jump to anything. This weekend's energy wants us to jump toward or link or connect to how we want to make a deep impression - a mark. And this will then come full circle back to what we value.
Humor is a great value. An assault on humor has been underway in force for thousands of years, but it is "loaded in" to the collective in force this weekend.
Creativity is also a great value. An assault on uniqueness has also been underway for a long time, but it is loaded in to the collective via controlled display this weekend. Mercury (how we think) will be at the degree of "beautifully gowned wax figures on display." Beautiful gowns will be on display in Los Angeles on Sunday with the Academy Awards (a completely controlled non-contest) but the figures on display aren't all wax. Hollywood is awake and will begin to lean more and more toward the alternative, independent, unique, and authentic. It is already weaving truth into the mass dream.
Anytime there are sparkly things on display within the collective, it is an effective distraction. We should be mindful of what the other hand is doing while one hand is putting on a show. Usually we are robbed.
It takes a strong level of consciousness to find humor, creativity, and lightness of being any time the Moon moves to the Crescent phase. We are challenged to not give up our heart's desires, our plans, and our intentions. But wise owls see through the program, and step back to reconnect with the values of life through connecting with something greater than ourselves. Something greater than ourselves is all around us, manifested through nature. It is truly beautifully-gowned and it is on display and available all the time.