Gibbous Moon Phase: trust; magic
Moon in Aquarius
Goddess of Wisdom: Bhairavi (Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart)
God of Will/Desire: Kathe (God of The South; God of Harmonics and Waves)
Skill: extend yourself
True Alignments: heightened awareness and intuition, reflection, stopping and going inside oneself to gain insight, time alone, seeing what was denied or hidden, unity, beautiful forms, the archetypal realm, giving
Catalysts for Change: hung up on perfection, giving up the present and future for the past, giving up, undervaluing people/places/things, confusion, distorted perceptions, fighting the clock, neglect of the body, divide and conquer
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
As a week of intensive astrological energetics continues, today we have the conjunction of Mercury and the Black Moon. When these two planets come together, it is very important that we watch what comes out of our mouths. It is very easy to wound with words. Most of the time these are things that need to be said, but it is best to consider how and where that would be best.
In fact, the Sabian symbol for the degree of the conjunction of Mercury and the Black Moon at 01 Libra is "a butterfly persevered and made perfect with a dart through it." This energy is about moments frozen in time, so it reminds us to stop and think before reacting. If there is something important you want to say to someone or if some situation or aspect of your life is under dramatic transformation, "freeze" the situation and think about all of the extensions or outcomes that could result and then plan accordingly.
Today's energy shreds conceptions of time and space into ribbons that flow back and forth and in all directions. This means that the past may come up or come back in some way. Memories weave through, asking us to gain a message of wisdom. Thoughts wander.
With this, the Sun is discharging the energy of "a man becoming aware of nature spirits (elementals) and normally unseen spiritual energies." So we see or understand what has been invisible or shadowed to us. The Mercury-Black Moon dynamic today reveals how fear has kept us in denial of or unenlightened about something - probably something related to how well we value ourselves. The wisdom of nature teaches us something today.
Beginning around 7:00 pm ET/11 pm UT and continuing until midnight ET/4:00 am UT, the Moon will oppose Mars. This will "fuel" whatever is happening in relationships as Venus continues its retrograde. Mars is in Leo, so this is "double fire." Fire, as with all of the elements, can give life to something or take life away. We are wise to remember this as we communicate with others today.
Today the "month of messages" is in full effect. Pay attention to subtleties and things that flicker in the corner of your eye. Something heretofore unseen just may reveal itself.