First Quarter Moon Phase: step out, take action
Moon in Libra
Goddess of Wisdom: Bagalamukhi (Goddess Who Restores Stability)
God of Will: Ian (God of the East)
Skill: seeing and holding the true values of life
True Alignments: breaks in the chain, alchemy (magical changes from one state to another) highest ideals beginning to take shape or see the light, advancement, generating energy, balance, appreciation, embarking, clear vision, lighthearted, innocence and sincerity
Catalysts for Change: suppressed creativity, power plays, manipulating words and speech to persuade or cover up, wasting, clouding or redirecting focus from the issue, imbalance, lack of appreciation, perfectionism, insecurities
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "winter frost in the woods"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
A layer in the heaviness of the energy lifts today with the start of the First Quarter Moon phase. The double-Crescent or "doubly challenging" energetic signatures have ended. The remainder of the lunar month still carriers the underlying current of Crescent (challenging) energy, but not to the level it was over the past four days.
The planet Chiron stationed retrograde just before 8:30 am ET/12:30 pm today. Chiron holds the archetypal energy of wounding, healing, and teaching. It retrogrades today at 22 Pisces and the Sabian symbol that has been in effect since May 21, 2015, "a prophet bringing down the new law from Mt Sinai." Bringing down the new law is the theme and mission of Chiron's energy until it stations direct at the end of November. Sands are cleared, spells are broken, illusions are dissolved, and lies are revealed. It is all leads to where everything else is leading -- rebirth, renaissance -- as Chiron will station direct at the degree of the Sabian symbol of "an Easter promenade."
Obviously, with these energetics, the period of Chiron's retrograde will also affect geopolitical issues of religion and territory.
Chiron is the teacher you hope you get in high school. Not only does he deliver the greatest teachings, he does so in a way that we can really understand. He inspires. One of the many things with which Chiron excels is teaching those who have been wounded by their experiences how to feel better. He always wants to make us better. The teachings of Chiron heal the mind, body, and soul, and they ripple through space and time.
Today's energetics do carry old elements of conflict, unrest, uprising, manipulation, mind control, and confusion. While this is happening, we hold to this month's mission of preserving and protecting the values of life. Respect, freedom, love, honor, integrity, duty, appreciation, equality, nature, beauty... What else would be on your list of what's worth preserving and protecting. This is the mindset of a wise owl today.