Saturday, May 16 - Sunday, May 17, 2015

Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream

Moon in Taurus

Goddess of Wisdom: Chinnamasta (Goddess Who Expands The Mind)

God of Will: Ian (God of The East)

Skill: open to limitless possibility

True Alignment: emergence of latent talents and skills, reconnection, celebrations, basic joys, aiming for success, enhanced capabilities, polishing rough edges, accuracy, recognition or reorientation of values

Catalysts for Change: noise, street violence, clashing, making scenes, making demands, taking things for granted, incompletion, neglect

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "the music of the spheres"

This weekend is the last two days of the ultra-important Aries lunar month.  The Aries cycle is so important because it is the beginning of the astrological and natural new year, the time when what we seed, intend, or wish for the future.  Wherever our minds are and whatever mindset we are holding is what the universe supports.  It unfolds all year long.  Intentions are important, even if they seem far-fetched or far out of reach at this point.

The goal this weekend is to open to limitless possibility.  There is every reason to dream a big dream during the Balsamic Moon phase of the Aries lunation.  Perhaps your thoughts, hopes, intentions, and wishes for the future have undergone revision since the New Moon on April 18.  An epic shift in consciousness started then, one that we are just beginning to adjust to.  Light descended upon us, enlarging our perception of the visual spectrum, which means enlargement of the active areas of the brain.  Relatively speaking, Light is limitless now.

Practically speaking, this means we engage limitlessness by reconsidering what we previously thought was possible, what our capabilities were, or what the potential outcomes could be.  When things seem to be going "wrong," the thing to do is stop.  This is the point of power.  We stop the old thinking that is getting ready to start.  Then we engage "the field" by just letting the situation be.  No action.  As we do this, the situation begins to loosen.  Our minds respond by thinking about/requesting a better resolution.  In this way, we are co-creating reality with Spirit. 

Time is meaningless with this, as it will take the form needed.  A better resolution could come about in five minutes, five hours, five days, whatever.

Expansion beyond limits and not selling anything short is the primary theme this weekend.  We are wise to not be overly-attached or focused on one thing, as wise owl Janel, who took the photograph that accompanies this report, describes in her email:

"This photo of the Heron was taken in Kentucky or Tennessee on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in an area set aside for wildlife where two major rivers flow -- a river bottom area. I was graced as a surprise with the opportunity to take 38 photos of a Heron that flew into view as I was focusing on taking pics of a Mallard Duck. What a gift to me."

What a gift to us, Janel!

In Animal Speak, Ted Andrews writes that the great blue heron, pictured here, "reflects the innate wisdom of being able to maneuver through life and control life circumstances.  It reflects a follow [one's] own innate wisdom and path of self-determination.  You know what is best for you and should follow it, rather than the promptings of others."

To further reflect the notion, the Sun will disseminate the energy of the Sabian symbol of "an old Indian woman selling beads," which tells us to not underestimate ourselves or other things, only see what others think we can do, and see only what we have already done -- not what we could do. 

As the expansion of our minds continues this weekend, I believe a standing ovation is in order for Chinnamasta and Ian for their work this month to pioneer the frontier of the Second Renaissance.  We give thanks as we engage the open field of possibility.

Find beauty this weekend and please keep the photos coming!

(Note: The audio recording of overview of the next lunar month, the Taurus cycle, is titled "The Re-Enchantment of the World" and is now posted on the homepage of