First Quarter Moon Phase: step out; take action
Moon in Capricorn
Goddess of Wisdom: Bhairavi (Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart)
God of Will/Desire: Kathe (God of The South)
Skill: see where things overlap, integrate, and interconnect; see things as a whole
True Alignments: seeing the value of what is perfectly imperfect, connection, patience, satisfaction, loving all the parts of things, high standards of quality, integrating ideas, unification, stillness, resilient, flexible, camaraderie and teams, achievements, noting things for the record, the power of memories
Catalysts for Change: inner loneliness or isolation, focused only on disappointments or how people/places/things have not met unrealistic expectations, fragmentation, perfectionistic, indecisive, self-deprivation, stress, unclear purpose, being afraid to speak up for oneself, rigid routines to maintain a feeling of control
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
A series of significant astrological aspects this week continues today with the Black Moon's entry into Libra, where it will transit until May 16, 2016. The Black Moon in Libra wants us to see what is truly of value so that balance can be restored. It involves inclusion and loving things as a whole, not separating out the parts we don't like and pretending they don't exist.
The Black Moon in Libra strives for perfection, the "ideal," and excellence, and the energy is highly judgmental of self and others. Since today is the first day of the Black Moon in Libra, a strong wave of judgment enters. Inner and outer "rebellions" ensue. Previous parameters, boundaries, rules, ideas, and standards are breached in order to reach better ways.
These are overall themes that will weave through the collective until mid-May, but today the themes may be pronounced since today is the switch from the Black Moon in Virgo into the Black Moon in Libra. Thoughts and feelings about loneliness and isolation may come into view to reveal something.
Additionally, Venus is retrograde or appearing to move backward in the sky until September 6, which is always an overhaul of what we value (what is important to us). Venus does not retrograde that often, but when it does, relationships undergo deep transformation. This happens in our individual lives as well as within the collective of humanity as a whole. (Those particularly affected by this are those born between February 19-26 and August 23-30.) So we have the Two Sisters -- the Black Moon and Venus, the dark sister and the light sister -- essentially working together through the first week in September to bring the ultimate level of revelation of what is truly of value.
Wise owls know that what is of value is freedom, truth, and love. As we watch the beginning stages of a nine-month period of inner and outer rebellion against what is out of balance, we remember that a rectification or realignment is occurring. This is a dynamic that is aligned with the value and love of life, not stagnation and disintegration. What appeared as the ideals of the material world begin are beginning to fall away. This is nothing to fear with this because it all leads to a restoration of true values.
How do the themes of what we value play out in our lives today? What crosses your mind is worth noting because things could be quite clear.
Tomorrow the Sun will meet up with (conjunct) Jupiter. Thursday Mercury and the Black Moon will meet up as well. So we have a lot developing on the field as energetic waves of great shift are upon us and I will cover them then. For today, let's look to see what is truly coming together instead of what seems to be coming apart. We remember that the return to love is underway.