Gibbous Moon Phase: trust, magic
Moon in Virgo
Wisdom Goddess: Matangi (Goddess of the Wind) and Dhumavati (Goddess Who Winnows)
Skill: be open to things being refreshed
Positive Imprints: connection with spiritual source, new ideas and opportunities, inspiration, simplicity, finding beauty in nature
Catalysts for Change: anger (even explosive anger, self-loathing, secrets revealed, immaturity, mistrust, not seeing the good things that are right in front of us, lack of direction
Things well up from the deep to be released and healed today. The "cosmic sweeping" that is underway is the source of the uprising.
At the next New Moon, the New Moon in Aries on April 18, a grand re-set will take place within the "field of consciousness." Old energies that are based on ugly things (control systems, activities that debase life, and shadows on self-perception, in particular) lose power. The grip of the past - the past that limits us - loosens.
In the meantime, as the field is "ploughed," all kinds of things are being unearthed. These are treasures, dirt-covered perhaps, but treasures nonetheless. Feelings, circumstances, situations, dramatic events, and changes are coming up, and they may not feel good. This is happening so that that these can be removed from the field - removed from our experience of life. They served their purpose and we can treasure the wisdom gained.
Today, the "ploughing" focuses on relationships, ideals of love, and wounds of the heart. This is due to Venus and Chiron in aspect and the Moon meeting up with the Black Moon at the same place in the sky.
The combination of these two astrological dynamics could prompt dramatic projection of the shadow side onto others, especially romantic partners.
The combination also brings the tendency to highlight or over-blow our feelings of failure and incapability.
We can take the perspective of viewing what's happening from above the field, like a bird flying over. From this vantage point, we see things coming up and then being swept away by a great cosmic force. We do not need to be caught up in the machinations.
In other words, we know that things are coming up inside of us to be removed and healed, so there is no need for attachment. We don't have to own or define or even understand what is happening; we can let a divine force come through and do its work.
We know that no matter what wells up, it is a clean sweep to refresh everything.
(For those that follow such things, the Moon will make conjunction with the Black Moon at 6:30 pm ET/10:30 pm UT.)