Balsamic Moon Phase: dream, release
Moon in Cancer
Goddess of Wisdom: Bagalamukhi (Goddess Who Solves)
God of Will: Ian (God of The East)
Skill: accept, acknowledge, and allow
True Alignments: recognition of the efforts of others, restoration, nurturance, valor, messages from the stars, trusting what your heart knows to be true, sharing higher knowledge, guidance or assistance or solutions found in what's out of the ordinary
Catalysts for Change: desperation, shifting the blame onto another, lies and false fronts, not walking the talk, manipulated hysterics, issues with support, not trusting inner wisdom or knowing, control issues, demanding to be recognized or awarded, snobby
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "winter frost in the woods"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
Today we turn with the tides of the Moon in Cancer as we undergo an energetic shift or turning point. On the Medicine Wheel of Life, today we pivot from the position of the East, beginnings, to the position of the South, experiences.
Energetically, we move from "winter frost in the woods" to "a small island in the South Seas."
Whatever we have nurtured over the past month, the month where much internal strengthening and vitality has been building under the surface (under the bark of the trees in the woods), begins to manifest or show up in physical reality. The physical senses are stimulated and life beckons us to embrace and experience it.
In the cycles of the Sun and Moon, the New Moon in Cancer shifts us into a lunar month that is like a month-long First Quarter Moon phase -- the time of the cycle when we step out of our comfort zone and take action with what we value, with our heart's desire, and with our dreams for the future.
The intentions or mindset that was held at during the month of the New Moon in Aries (April 18 - May 16, 2015) now comes into focus and forward action begins. The degree to which we have not abandoned or given up on our highest ideals over the past two months determines the level of manifestation that begins now. (The past two months were the time of year when we were challenged to persevere under intense dynamics -- challenged not to give up hope, give up dreams, etc.).
By understanding that today and tomorrow a shifting point is happening to take us from one place on the Wheel of Life to another, we can flow with the shift. This means we don't resist whatever is happening in our lives. Massive change and alignment is happening in the world and in our lives as Uranus discharges the energy of the Eris Point, 21 Aries, with the Sabian symbol of "a boxer entering the ring." Eris is the energy of revolution and rebirth and combined with Uranus, bringing freedom from crumbling power and control systems. This is quite in line today on Bastille Day and its underlying spirit of freedom (regardless of the behind the scenes manipulation of the event).
As such, an old imprint of falsity and propaganda (particularly via the written word) tries in vain to re-establish itself today. Fear-based mindsets will be heavily pushed into the collective in order to empower/manipulate the Mars-Pluto opposition that is happening. (How interesting that NASA has released the "new data" on Pluto now as Mars, Planet of War, is making opposition...)
Because the Moon has now moved into Cancer, it is activating the other planets in Cancer and the Cancer energy as a whole. This builds all day long, reaching height around 9:00 pm ET/1:00 am UT and sustaining until the New Moon tomorrow around 9:00 pm ET/1:00 am UT. This increases emotions and sensitivity. People, places, and things can get touchy, so give wide berth to minimize hurt feelings and misunderstandings. People react quickly to being ignored, left out, not considered, not acknowledged, not recognized, not appreciated.
Kindness and simply recognizing the contributions of other's hard work will go a longer way today.
Mars and Pluto will be in opposition at the New Moon in Cancer tomorrow, which means it will unfold throughout the entire new lunar month. If we didn't have the wisdom of the Sabians, we would not know that the Mars-Pluto opposition is bringing good fortune. Mars is located at the degree of the Sabian symbol of "a group of people who have overeaten and enjoyed it." An abundant supply of whatever we need to truly revitalize ourselves is available over the next month.
But, before Mars moves to the degree of opposition with Pluto, it is discharging the energetic of "a very old man facing a vast dark space to the northEAST." How fitting as the God of Will Ian, God of The East, takes up stationary position in the East on his last day of duty. Kathe, God of The South, who is much like a divine form of John Lennon, takes over tomorrow.
Let's give thanks to the forces of Nature and Universe that have given us the will to persevere and reach light at this point in our journey. Today, we follow the shift.