Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign
Moon in Aquarius/Pisces (10:53 pm ET)
Goddess of Wisdom: Chinnamasta (Goddess Who Expands The Mind)
God of Will: Ian (God of The East)
Skill: scout ahead
True Alignments: displays of strength and beauty, standing up for self and others, having a mission or task to accomplish, guiding others, momentum, satisfied, learning and earning, precision, hitting a mark
Catalysts for Change: hyper-aggression, physical confrontations, obsession with a plan, not examining consequences, worry, trying to limit others, going against what is in alignment with life/liberty/love, wrecking things, isolation, lost, trouble-making, exploiting situations for one's own benefit
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "the music of the spheres"
Today we are like scouts -- advancing into new territory, spreading our wings.
This takes us out of the "familiar zone" of previous boundaries. Previous boundaries have been quite limiting - much more than we realize, perhaps. The New Moon in Aries back on April 18 was the beginning of a month-long blow-out of the mind courtesy of the expertise of the Mahavidya (Wisdom Goddess) Chinnamasta. Before the Sun rises again, Chinnamasta will have delivered each of us into new mental space.
Today opens the Third Quarter Moon phase, the time of the lunar month when we take stock of what developed and any feedback or messages during Disseminating Moon phase and then assess what needs to be revised and realigned. This is all in service to the intentions, ideas, hopes, wishes, or dreams that were "seeded" during the New Moon phase. We are working on making things better. It's like fertilizing and watering seeds so they have their best chance to make their way to the surface and sprout. This is conscious co-creation with the force of Life.
If you become haggard or if situations become frazzled today, take things in a new direction. Scout your mind to find alternatives. Expand your creativity and imagination. Engage the mind of your inner child.
There is a fair bit of aggression and emotionality accompanying today's energetics. Mars will move out of Taurus and into Gemini around 10:45 pm ET/2:45 am UT tonight. Eight minutes later the Moon will move into Pisces, activating shadow sides for the next couple of days. (Those with the Sun or Black Moon in Virgo or Pisces, heads up. Fears and feelings of failure, vulnerability, trust, and capability will rise up to be purged. Beating oneself up is unnecessary. Facing oneself is sufficient. An outlet for the feelings is helpful. Remember that a deep rebirth is happening and the process will end on August 24.)
Though we are scouting out and advancing into new arenas, at the same time we are coming home to where the home fires blaze. We always return to light, so we can venture into fantastic futures safe and sound. No fear. Wings spread.