Balsamic Moon Phase: dream, release
Moon in Pisces
Wisdom Goddess: Chinnamasta (Goddess Who Expands the Mind)
Skill: aim high
Positive Imprints: making an effort, staying the course, stepping up, blooming, taking a stance, honoring our path and our feelings, pursuit of knowledge and wisdom
Catalysts for Change: breaking, unworthiness, important information withheld, being at odds, taking an easy way out, compartmentalizing or intellectualizing feelings, regrets, feelings of failure
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a crowded public marketplace" (human interchange and exchange; self-expression)
Before tomorrow's New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse, light breaks through and infuses the day. Hope, happiness, desire, peace, and inspiration filter in, leading us on a journey today.
The past lunar month has been an excursion through the crowded public marketplace (the field of experience) has enlarged our vision for the way we want our future to be (as individuals and as a collective). Our minds are now naturally- attuned toward rebirth as things inside of us seek to come alive.
A striving for rebirth is exactly what comes with a New Moon at the very last degree of the zodiac. The Sabian symbol for the New Moon is "a majestic rock formation resembling a face is idealized by a boy who takes it as his ideal of greatness, and as he grows up, begins to look like it."
Today's energy prepares the way for this by expanding our "ideal of greatness." What comes to mind for you with this? What is your ideal of greatness?
The New Moon's energy is indeed "majestic" and I will talk more about this in the audio recording of the overview for the month. The month's journey seeks to set our ideals of greatness in stone, so don't limit your mind and your imagination. It's not magical thinking; it's concerted focus timed with the cycles and rhythms of the nature. We make manifest what we envision.
The build-up to a Total Solar Eclipse is always intense, and this comes during a week that has already been super-charged with intensity. Uranus and Pluto are trying to square things up; the Sun and Earth produced the strongest geomagnetic storm thus far in the solar cycle; and Mars is reuniting with his battlefield twin, Eris, to defend our ideals of greatness.
Let's align with the "majestic" component of the energy today and build up the light before it is shadowed tomorrow. Aim for hope, happiness, desire, peace, and inspiration.
(Note: Technical difficulties ensued when Phoenix and I began talking on his radio show last night. Perseverance is what matters, so we will find a time for another show.
Also, an M1-class solar flare was released March 17 at 7:34 pm ET/11:34 pm UT when the Moon was located at 23 Aquarius, the degree of all things Russian: "a big bear sitting down waving all its paws." The Russian Bear is demonstrating its might in war exercises right now. Themes involving Russia often accompany this symbol. We are vigilant in our watch of the geopolitical theatre, is the Sun vigilant as well?)