Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Friday, August 28, 2015

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)

Skill: recognize your patterns

True Alignments: observing, committed to a higher calling, the spiral of evolution, decisive, respect for others, monuments, rising above a pattern of behavior, peaceful mind and heart, confidence that one will persevere

Catalysts for Change:  repeating "mistakes," seeing errors, failure to thrive, stunned, inconsiderate of others and their feelings, blocks to progress, going in circles, minimizing others, lost in memories, theft of various types of things

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

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

This lunar month's theme of delivering messages and information comes to us today courtesy of the following energetics:

SUN: "a merry-go-round" - When this energetic is discharged, we often find ourselves saying "Here it goes again."  Patterns repeat.  We often feel like we are making the same mistakes or going down a road we have been down before.  But each time we return to a circumstance that repeats, we do so from a different perspective.  We learn more each time.  We can get off the merry-go-round any time we choose.  We have the power to do things a different way.

EARTH: "a parade of army officers in full dress" - What we value (what is important to us) is demonstrated by our duty, honor, and commitment to it.  What we value clearly shows out today, especially within romantic relationships.  Since Venus is retrograde (and shaking up relationships) and Venus and Mars are making conjunction (meeting up) next week, developments within relationships could be rather dramatic -- on parade.

VENUS: "brilliant sunshine just after a storm" - This energetic clears away obstacles and releases things that have been pent up.  Resolutions occur, so this can moderate and bring renewal to issues that the above energies deliver.

MERCURY: "the light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh" - We come to a higher level of understanding with things and see what needs to be implemented.  Within this energetic, we see the best elements of things and take those with us into the future.  The elements or parts of things that do not serve the highest and best of all involved can remain behind.

MARS: "an old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage" - This energetic always brings the need for quiet contemplation and reflection.  We gain a wide view of the status of people, places, and things in our lives and in the world.  Sitting with something before taking action is advised when this energetic is in play.  This is one of my favorite symbols because the sea captain has acquired much wisdom in his life sailing the high seas (or the south seas, as in the Sabian symbol for last lunar month - "a woman and two men castaways on a small island in the south seas"...).  He is rocking on his porch -- his haven -- in a Zen state, watching the world go about its way and observing.  It is much like the wise owl up in a tree energetic.

JUPITER: "black and white children playing happily" - Coming together is the nature of this energetic.  The children are playing happily, not just playing.  If they were just playing, we could expect, as some point, that they might start to fight.  But the symbol says "happily" so division (especially via racism and perceived differences) is a much harder objective.  Jupiter is asking us what makes us happy.  And Venus is asking us if we value it.

Something for everyone today.  Like Mercury, Deliverer of Messages, and his mission of transmuting light today, we take what we can from the message. 

The Moon moves to Full phase tomorrow.  Full light approaches.