Monday, August 24, 2015

First Quarter Moon Phase: take action

Moon in Sagittarius

Goddess of Wisdom: Bhairavi (Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart)

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

Skill:  aim high; be observant for signs and synchronicities; have faith

True Alignments:  paying attention to fine print or details, going outside the box tactfully, composure, messages and information delivered, hiding, breaking through illusions, release, having caution

Catalysts for Change: missing opportunities or details, excluding others, not taking personal responsibility, rushing, bullying, scapegoating, isolation and reclusion, safety and security feeling threatened

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission"

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

The very active Sun has moved into Virgo and today is discharging the energy associated with the Sabian symbol of "a large white cross dominating the landscape stands alone on top of a high hill."  Today we are following a path and on the lookout for signs, information, messages from "on high" that relate especially to:

  • SUFFERING and how it is an indication of something that is out of balance. 
  • SACRIFICE and the ways it is contrary to the fullest expression of who we are.
  • GIVING AWAY POWER to others and how this causes emotional distress and suppression of the spirit.
  • INSECURITY and how feeling threatened or unsafe causes missed opportunities.
  • WOUNDING and what we learn as we heal the wounds.

These are heavy themes, but this is what comes when the Sun moves into the first degrees of Virgo.  This year, Jupiter has entered Virgo at the same time, expanding the daily dynamics through Wednesday when the Sun and Jupiter meet up at the same place in the sky. 

The planet Chiron is a ruler the sign of Virgo and the Sun is activating (by trine - 120 degrees) the Chiron Point or the degree in the sky where Chiron was located when it was discovered.  When Chiron energy is strongly present, we can wound ourselves with arrows and daggers of self-sabotage, self-sacrifice, perceived failures, distrust, sadness, neediness, and frustration.  Our words can be particularly wounding right now -- to ourselves and others -- so we want to be mindful.

But when Chiron energy is strongly present, it also brings the highest levels of healing and wisdom.  The stellar influence of Chiron enables us to see and bring many different elements of situations together in new/different ways.  As such, Chiron rules alchemy, helping us transform (our minds) from one way, attitude, or outlook to another.  It heals all of the things listed above and will be in full force, as mentioned, through Wednesday.

Virgo is indeed the main story today, and about thirty minutes after midnight Eastern time tonight, the Black Moon will leave Virgo and enter Libra.  The Black Moon has been in Virgo since November 26, 2014.  Fears and issues related to where we think we've failed, how vulnerable and "real" we can be with others, levels of trust, and notions of perceived abandonment by Spirit have been squarely in our faces.  The Black Moon now brings rebirth with these things.  (Those with the Sun or Black Moon in Virgo or Pisces please join me in celebration!)

Many astrological events are happening this week, so stay tuned as we follow the path of the mystic.  Look "up high" for signs and turn to Spirit for healing and wisdom if the energies become overwhelming.  We are safe, secure, and held in the arms of the beautiful "landscape" of Gaia Sophia.