Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream
Moon in Cancer
Goddess of Wisdom: Dhumavati (Goddess Who Closes and Completes)
God of Desire/Will: Kathe (God of The South, God of Peace, God of Frequencies, Harmonics, and Waves)
Skill: flow with things as they go into new places
Catalysts for Change: vanity, lost in illusion or fantasy, driven to distraction by negativity, trying to control others, not seeing reality, not facing what is clear and evident, greed, unsupportive, unappreciative, forcing
True Alignments: recognizing the blessings in one's life, reassurance, stress relief, due diligence, driven to distraction by positivity, silver linings, infusions of spirit, enthusiasm, chain of events, happiness
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a woman and two men castaways on a small island in the south seas"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
We enter the fluid and dreamy Balsamic phase of the Moon today. The Moon has just moved into Cancer, a water sign, enhancing the fluidity and openness that is characteristic of Balsamic Moon phases. It is the last of the eight phases of the Moon, and it exists outside time and space to some degree because it is a transition time. During Balsamic, we release anything that we what we do not want or need to carry with us into the impending lunar month. Cleansing waters of consciousness flood the field with breaking waves to refresh and renew.
The veils between the worlds are thinnest during Balsamic Moon phase. Spirit is breathtakingly close. It is a beautiful thing if we are able to let go of the controls. A higher power seeks to untangle us from restrictions so that we can begin anew with the New Moon. This energy is in effect until the New Moon this Friday, August 14.
Today, the Sun is discharging the energy of "a houseboat party." It is energy of "unmooring," so we have another element of fluidity (or not feeling totally in control) with this. This energy takes things into new areas, new "places." Structure and support is there, but insecurities can also flare. The more we can release to the flow of events the better. But let's not forget the "party" part of the symbol, because blessings or causes for celebration also accompany this.
Mercury is blazing a trail through Virgo, preparing the way for Jupiter (which moves into Virgo tomorrow) and eventually for the Sun and Venus. Mercury is moving from "a man becoming aware of normally unseen nature spirits" (heightened abilities to perceive) to "a merry-go-round" (repeating patterns of behavior, oftentimes repeating mistakes). We are open to receiving information, messages, and insights from which we gain wisdom. This time around, the signs and synchronicities may not be so hard to ascertain. What we see, become aware of, or understand may be quite direct and dramatic. We are, indeed, losing our illusions.
Emotions definitely run high with all of this. Mood swings and interpersonal conflicts are by-products. If feeling of overwhelm begin, step back and let the wave move through and around you. The idea is to release, not contain. These waves are ultra-powerful; we don't want to resist them, we want to flow with them.
All in all, it's a dreamy, fantastical type of day when we can let the universe show us the way.