Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Balsamic Moon Phase: release, clear

Moon in Leo

Goddess of Wisdom: Dhumavati (Goddess Who Closes and Completes)

God of Will/Desire: Kathe (God of The South)

Skill: release, clear

Catalysts for Change: showing off/bragging/arrogance, conquests, confused, two faced, selfish/only considering one's own needs and desires, conformity, trying to maintain the status quo when it no longer is working, gossip, learned helplessness

True Alignments: taking others into account, impressive displays of the heart, making an effort, rewards for hard work, point of observation, hope, living life, compassion, dreams and aspirations, the "ideal" being revealed, seeing beyond the shadows

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a woman and two men castaways on a small island in the South Seas" (unity)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"

Today is the last day of the Balsamic Moon phase, the phase where we release any elements (feelings, thoughts, beliefs, etc.) of the past lunar month that we do not want to carry forward into the next lunar month, which begins tomorrow.

One of the good things about following the Moon phases, and thus aligning with natural (nature) cycles, is that it provides a structure or framework for walking through life in conscious connection.  Essentially, we walk a Medicine Wheel with the Divine instead of wandering around willy-nilly or floating in space without any sense of patterns and cycles.  Following the phases is grounding and purposeful.

As we close out this cycle of the Moon (and we do so with the Queen of Closing, Dhumavati), things may feel very transitory or in flux today.  This lunar month has been a turning point, so things that still need to turn a certain way will today.

The Sun will complete the energy of the Sabian symbol "intoxicated chickens dizzily flapping their wings trying to fly."  Things may require extra effort to get going.  Our minds can be scattered when the Sun is here, so we won't be too hard on ourselves about it.  In fact, new opportunities emerge when things scatter.  The mystery of what was unintended - the Unknown - can unfold.

Closings and endings can feel like loss, and this is emphasized by the Earth completing the energy of the Sabian symbol "a woman, disappointed and disillusioned, courageously facing a seemingly empty life."  This is one of the most emotionally-challenging of the 360 symbols.  When we have the courage to face something, the outcome changes; what seemed hopeless or forgone suddenly begins to open into something new and different.  The key here is the courage to face.  And within this lies a certain degree of acceptance.

There is a strong current of energy today that pushes our will -- our desire -- forward.  Actions undertaken for the benefit of all heavily amplified, and actions undertaken to the detriment of all will backfire.

It's very important to consider things from another's point of view or from the other side today.  This is because some things may not be clear to us right now.  Consider how someone else involved may think or feel.

Today also highlights any "places" where we are living in accordance with what others want for us and not in accordance our own will or desire.  This may spark through anger.

The "castaways" on the island in South Seas spot a white bird.  It has something to deliver to them.  "A carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission" is the Sabian symbol for the new lunar month that starts tomorrow.  What could the message be?

(Note: More on the messages of the New Moon in the forthcoming audio overview.  Also, I recorded a "special message to wise owls with the Sun or Black Moon in Virgo or Pisces" last night and it is posted on the front of  Hope it sheds some light!)