Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign
Moon in Taurus
Goddess of Wisdom: Bagalamukhi (Goddess Who Solves)
God of Wisdom: Ian (God of The East)
Skill: integrate fun and play to alleviate heaviness
True Alignments: resolving confusion, simple expressions of the heart, sanctity, making a commitment, unity, enthusiasm, abundance of energy for what is needed to restore inner resources, humor, demonstrations of loyalty, getting back on track, gaining perspective, multiple possibilities, like-minded people joining together
Catalysts for Change: clouding or confusing the issue to persuade or manipulate, taking on too much work or responsibility, asking for something beyond someone's level of skill or experience, believing one is too old for fun or forgetting how to have fun, rigid rules and rule following, forcing, confused by too much information, bickering, conforming
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "winter frost in the woods"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
We are wise today to find a balance between work, rest, creativity, and play to replenish our inner resources. This weekend is a power-punch of energetics, with the Sun squaring Uranus (with Uranus already at the Eris Point, as I've mentioned) and Mars beginning opposition with Pluto. A lot will develop under these catalyzing energetics, so today we want to keep things in good perspective, integrate a lot of humor, and commit our hearts to what we truly value.
I am discussing values and value systems a lot in advance of Venus' retrograde on July 25. It's important that we become clear about what is most important and meaningful to us. Today's energetics activate our hearts and our heart's desires, so pay attention to your attention! If you feel confused or overloaded (with information, options, decisions, responsibilities, etc.), stop and decide if there is something you need to put down. Are you carrying something that no longer needs to be carried? The universe helps us see and do this today.
If your mind chatter is on overdrive today, this is part of the energetic to help us take things to the next level. But this also can get out of hand quickly, scattering us. If you start to experience this, it is a direct sign that you need a rest. Take a short break (or long one if possible) and return to your center. Then come back with a refreshed perspective.
Mercury, the planet that rules communication (including mind chatter), moves to the degree of "a cat arguing with a mouse." This can cause standoffs or standstills, as well as, obviously, arguments. What is the core issue? What needs to be brought back into balance? Are you engaged in an internal argument or battle? Again, realigning with what we value will bring us out of the conundrum.
All this month, the force of love has been coursing through our "inner woodlands" despite the "winter frost." Hearts and minds seek expression today. What do yours want to say and do?
(Note: The latest episode of "Parliament of Wise Owls" was recorded last night and will be posted tomorrow, so be sure to check back for that and the weekend report.)