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)
Skill: turn to the light for guidance and assistance in rising above
Catalysts for Change: overwhelm of feelings (particularly of failure and vulnerability/exposure and victimization), attempts to dominate, minimizing self or role, malicious, fixated on the past, hopelessness, refusing to see that light is shining, jealousy, denial, overly-competitive
True Alignments: relief, infusions of light, broken "spells," brave face and masks falling away, solace, trust, playing music to feel better, gentle approach, heart-centered, stabilized, rainbows, messages, wisdom revealing itself
Jupiter's thunderbolts and it's Doves of Peace entered Virgo at 7:13 am ET/11:13 today, offering the energy of the Sabian symbol for 01 Virgo: "in a portrait, the best of a man's features and traits are idealized." Since this is the degree where Venus went retrograde on July 25, the themes of seeing the truth are activated once again.
And for a jump ahead, after Venus begins to move forward again, it will come back to this degree --01 Virgo-- and re-activate the massive "truth" energy associated with it on October 8, just prior to the very important Libra lunar cycle that begins on October 12. Events between today and Saturday correlate directly back to July 19-31 and then to October 12, so we can make a note and track the pattern -- the evolution of the situations, circumstances, and conditions taking place.
That said, it's a hard slam and a deep dive for Jupiter to enter Virgo while the Black Moon is trying to leave it. Jupiter stands at one end of Virgo and the Black Moon at the other. Jupiter expands. The Black Moon reveals. We are in the middle. Hyper-expansion, hyper-criticism, hyper-self-criticism, hyper-perceptions of failure, hyper-focus, hyper-martyrdom, hyper-self sabotage, hyper-self-persecution are what come from this combination of the planets.
What do we do? We hit the "hyper drive" and move out of it, rise above it. All that is needed to do this is provided by the energetics of the Sun and the Earth today. The Sun is disseminating "American Indians perform a ritual to the Sun" and the Earth is disseminating "a large white dove bearing a message." We turn to the light for guidance and assistance.
When Jupiter went into Virgo earlier today, the Moon was in opposition with Pluto. This adds a hyper-emotional but hyper-transformational element to the process. TRUTH and losing illusions remains at high levels until Saturday, August 15 at 10:19 pm ET/Sunday, August 16 at 2:19 am UT. Denial is broken and delusions are shattered as truth, light, peace, and love override everything.
As discussed yesterday, the Moon in Cancer during a Balsamic Moon phase makes things very, very watery, emotional, and fluid. This continues to be the case today so we moderate that by slowing down, taking deep breaths, going outdoors, connecting with nature, seeing beyond the surface of what is showing, bravely facing whatever we see about ourselves or others, and accepting the real truth of matters.
Guidance and assistance is found today through prayers or requests or questions to Spirit and then saying thank you. What we need to know or see or hear or do will soon become evident. This we know from the Sabian symbols of the "American Indians sun ritual" and the "large white dove carrying a message."
All of this is leading, as we are leading, into the New Moon at the energy of the Sabian symbol of "a carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission." Today, we get the message and we see it unfold throughout the next lunar month. We attend to its wisdom.
(Note: Episode 4 of "Parliament of Wise Owls" was recorded yesterday, so that will be available soon.)