Crescent Moon Phase: challenge, perseverance
Moon in Virgo
Goddess of Wisdom: Dhumavati (Goddess Who Closes and Completes)
God of Will/Desire: Kathe (God of The South)
Skill: step back when needed and practice the skill of being the wise owl observing from inside the tree
Catalysts for Change: challenges with adjusting, comparing things that cannot be compared because they are not the same or they are exactly the same, repeating cycles of behavior, confusion, being too picky, not seeing the true value, divide and conquer
True Alignments: receiving information through signs/symbols/synchronicity, leadership, taking up one's place, seeing beyond the surface, questioning ignorance, inspiration, patience, building or repairing bridges between people, breaking down boundaries of separation, nurturing
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a woman and two men castaways on an island in the South Seas"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
A magnetic filament on the Sun erupted yesterday, ejecting some of its mass into space. The coronal mass ejection occurred early Sunday morning (July 19) at 3:00 am ET/7:00 am UT. At the time, the Moon was located at 03 Virgo 07 and the Sabian symbol of "black and white children playing happily together."
With the CME, the Sun delivered energy that enables us to see through illusions of difference and separation. It super-empowered the dynamic of unity and disempowered the dynamic of division. Certainly this also furthered Sunday's mission of losing our personal illusions (see Archives). In many ways, as this wave of energy rolls through, the "black and white" of situations -- the facts -- reign. Major psychological adjustments accompany this energetic.
How timely for the Sun to release a CME that promotes unity and happiness between races when so much racism was trying to be pushed into the collective over the weekend.
Today, the theme continues as we are more inclined toward seeing how things fit together and are similar, rather than what sets them apart. This can have an effect on our ability to discern, so if you are unsure about a certain direction or action, take a break from the situation and consider all angles. Stepping out of things or taking a time out and coming back a bit later will help with clarity. Keep in mind that we are in the midst of a swirl of electro-magnetics with all of the astrological aspects that are underway (see Cancer New Moon recording "Castaways Return" at oraclereport.com).
Mercury comes to the degree of the New Moon ("woman and two men castaways...") today, so it will add its energy (through signs, symbols, and communications) to this month's energy of fellowship and unity. Open, honest interchanges are highlighted to find what's best.
You may recall that the Sun released a CME on June 18, 2015 when the Moon was located at the degree of the castaways. This was only an M3-class flare, but it was Earth-directed and caused communications disruptions. This CME was part of a flurry of CMEs between June 18 and 25 from sunspot 2371 that culminated in the CME from the M7.9 flare. Review of what was going on in your life at that time may provide key insight, insight that will continue to expand throughout the lunar month. It seems that the Sun is heavily invested in amplifying the energetics of unity.
The Moon is making its way through Virgo, but not before an encounter with Chiron at 3:35 pm ET/7:35 pm ET. What do you we stand for and what do you represent? To what are you truly connected? What brings balance? These are the real questions at hand, though questions about where we've failed are trying to filter through from the shadows. This is because the Moon is in Virgo along with the Black Moon right now. When the Moon and the Black Moon are in the same sign (or the exact opposite sign, like Virgo and Pisces), our core fear comes to the forefront. If we cannot deal with what is revealed to us about ourselves, the tendency is to project it onto others. Potential for projection of shadow sides is quite high today. The Moon will make conjunction with the Black Moon overnight at 1:29 am ET/5:29 am UT. (Wise owls with the Sun or Black Moon in Virgo or Pisces are integrating heavy distillations of truth as the Black Moon's transit of Virgo enters its last month. Remember to rest as much as possible so that the transit can have its maximum effect for rebirthing you.)
Finally, this week's energetics are going to build in intensity. We are approaching back-to-back retrogrades of Venus and Uranus. Mars will make exact square with Uranus on Friday, and the parliament of wise owls is aware that Uranus is flooding the field with the Eris Point energy of revelations of truth, freedom, balance, rebirth, true love, and restoration. It's going to be electric for sure.