First Quarter Moon Phase: take action
Moon in Cancer
Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Bagalamukhi (Goddess of Smoke, Goddess Who Solves Problems)
Skill: look with eyes that see and then take measure
Positive Imprints: open-minded, open-hearted, clarity, transformation of beliefs, accuracy with interpretation and analysis, supportive of others, integrating dualities, transcending, truth, acceptance and validation of one's feelings, journeys, focus
Catalysts for Change: insecurities, set ups, accusatory tones, attempts to knock people down or knock people off, taken off course, trying to grind someone down and "the grind," closed-minded, jealousy, whiny
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a crowded public marketplace" (human interchange and exchange, expressions of self)
Today's energy is all about seeing things and then measuring what that means.
Some things we see clearly but may not want to. Some things we see with growing awareness as if we were panning back to slowly take in a larger view. Some things are not visible at all, but we are still on the lookout because we intuit that clarity is there.
As we see things today, we are prompted to take measure of what they mean to us. The energy tends to have us gauge things because we want to know what to expect in the future. We don't want to be caught unaware. This is a strong undercurrent in the energetic dynamic today.
It is always best to keep firm footing in the present moment, but our psyches are naturally inclined towards looking toward the future right now. That future should not be entirely gauged upon the status of things now because the status of things will undergo change and transformation next week with Venus, Uranus, and Pluto activating. So take measure or take account of the insight you gain today, but understand that this will evolve to another level next week. Maintain a fluid stance of awareness, not a stance of paralysis.
The energetic wave of the Sun's opposition to the Black Moon, which crests overnight Saturday, has already entered and people are already acting ugly. Further projections of people's shadow sides (core fear) will continue. Rise above it if someone projects their own stuff onto you. Mentally climb a tree.
Today, look at things with eyes that see and then take their measure. What does it mean to you? Does it matter to you? How does it fit in? What do you want to do with it? What has been learned? Where do you want it to go?
(Note: As you are looking around, if you find a beautiful image of nature, snap a shot and send it in!)