Gibbous Moon Phase: trust
Moon in Leo
Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Bhuvaneshvari (The Goddess of Peace, The World Nurse)
Skill: contemplate; observe from afar
Positive Imprints: reinterpreting, resonance, alluring, gifts of knowledge, outer reflecting inner, wrapping around, magnetism, connection, answering a call to action, witty, peace with the past, learning from the past, overcoming outside interference in relationships
Catalysts for Change: pretense, guilt, fear of letting go, lurid, disconnection, noise, superficial expressions, manipulating minds, egocentrism, aggression, anger, insecurities, tension, meddling
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a crowded public marketplace" (human interchange and exchange, displays and expressions of self)
After almost a month of flat solar activity, yesterday the Sun released three solar flares, two of which produced coronal mass ejections (CMEs). All of the energetics of the planets were supercharged (see the Archives for yesterday's post to see what was being amplified).
The Sun does not release flares at random times. It is purposeful. We can look specifically at the degree of the Moon at the time of a flare for the most specific astrological message.
The first flare (M3.7-class) with CME occurred yesterday at 10:28 am ET/3:28 pm UT when the Moon was located at 8 Leo and the Sabian symbol of "a communist activist spreading his revolutionary ideas." This symbol brings the energy for upsetting the status quo. It can also be a brain-washing or mind-control type of energy.
A second flare (M4.1-class) occurred at 2:31 pm ET/7:31 pm UT, but was not accompanied by a CME.
The third flare (M8.2-class) did unleash a CME overnight at 8:35 pm ET/1:35 am UT. This flare almost reached X-flare range and is rippling through the fields of our bodies. Were you able to sleep? The Moon was located at 13 Leo with the Sabian symbol of "an old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage." This symbol images quiet reflection on the past and future. We see what we have weathered and how it has shaped and strengthened us. Perhaps we see how some element may have worn us down. This symbol envisions that even the stormiest past can find peace.
The Sun's sudden liveliness is happening with the wave of energetics that crests tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm, with the conjunction of Venus and Uranus with Jupiter in trine and Pluto in square (Jupiter 120 degrees apart and Pluto 90 degrees apart from Venus and Uranus). These angles produce massive intensity for the times, and many people are feeling it and responding/reacting to it.
For a week now, this energy has "loaded in" high drama, insomnia, feeling like you or things are coming undone, high anxiety, deep spirals of depression, sudden surprises and shocks, and things that are radically life-changing (especially within relationships). Strong solar flares such as these super-charge already-present energetic dynamics. So all of these themes are being amplified by the power of "sun works" - the strongest fireworks of all.
When we do not know what is going on, we personalize the energy and think that it is coming from something inside of us. Something inside of us must be causing it. But the fact is the energy is coming from outside of us, triggering a response. Understanding the difference is key. The knowledge of this truth frees us to see that we do not have to be victims of strong energetic influences. We can keep them outside of us, and instead respond fro a place of wisdom to circumstances and events that occur.
We understand that the energy is trying to change the status quo of the world at large and our own status quo. We can work with this instead of it working us.
We practice a lot of skills, but today we will add the skill of being like an "old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage," observing from a distance and far away from storms. Though we know a "stellar upgrade" is underway to bring all things to a new state (a new level, a new playing field), we can choose our responses. We know that there will be effects from this energy (like insomnia and states of depression), but these are leading us to something else. We can follow the transformation - the unfolding of Renaissance.