Monday, March 23, 2015

Crescent Moon Phase: perseverance, challenges

Moon in Taurus

Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Bhairavi (The Fierce Goddess, The Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart)

Skill: be the sculptor of your life, releasing parts so that a new form can emerge

Positive Imprints: love, sharing aspirations, time for self, making a mark, adjustments, being in the present moment, pioneering ideas, taking heart, imagination, common interests lead to new projects

Catalysts for Change: double-crossing, criticizing other's ideas, selfish, emasculating, over-identification with other's opinions of us, fear, escapism, putting pressure on, dependence, holding on to the past, feeling alone or lost, jealousy of people who loved ones care for or spend time with

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month:

Today our ideals of greatness may bump up against things, primarily our beliefs about what is possible and other's beliefs about what is possible.  This is exacerbated by the tendency of today's energetics to put more emphasis on externals, which is always tricky.

Comparisons to others, comparisons to what others want for us, and comparisons to what we think society expects of us don't facilitate this month's theme of envisioning a personal ideal of greatness to which we aim.   If we are comparing to what is already in existence, we are limiting ourselves.  And each of us is the only one who fully knows our own potential because it is linked to our heart's desire.

In terms of this month's Sabian symbol, it is better today to think about releasing or removing the pieces of the rock formation that need to be released in order for the face to emerge.  Sculptor's often say the form is already in the piece of stone, and that they merely remove the pieces around it so that the form can be revealed.  This is what is happening today.  We take in the full picture and see what needs to be released in order for true form (or plain truth) to manifest.

We also see where we have been spending a lot of our energy trying to make something work or make something happen.  It may help today to suspend expectations or fixations on the outcome.  If this proves difficult, turn the situation over to a higher power.  You are not alone.

Today's energy stirs a desire to connect with like-minded people, and Mercury is helping things along.  Communication with others is highlighted, so follow prompts to share.  Connection often comes first through a leap of faith in expressing aspects of who we truly are.

The energy is supreme for making a mark with something - even pioneering something.  But double check any contracts or other important commitments before signing them.  Make sure you fully understand the fine print, so to speak.  And, again, all month long, we take care with what we wish for, as we are inclined to get it.

This month is like a month long Balsamic Moon phase, the dreamy, mystical time of the year.  The veils between the worlds are thinnest.  It is a time of release.  Today gives us good ideas of what can be released in order for truth and true form to emerge.  We are the artists of our lives, dreaming a dream within a dream.  Take up the tools of the sculptor and help what needs to fall away do so.