New Moon Phase: begin, intend
Moon in Libra/Scorpio 11:43 am ET/3:43 pm UT
Goddess of Wisdom: All (led by Shodashi, Goddess Who Fulfills Our Highest and Best)
God of Will/Desire: Kathe (God of the South)
Skill: operate within the flux of energies/follow the "lead" of the universe
Catalysts for Change: shrill, suspicious, sabotaging relationships, grief and loss, heavy obligations keeping one mired, dependency and co-dependency, weighed down or stuck, starting from square one when one should continue on
True Alignments: gentle, discerning, practice, forgotten or hidden talents and skills emerging, public displays, endurance, admiration, inner wisdom, proven innocent, pure intentions, cooperation, socialization
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a girls basketball team" (unity)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
The rhythms of nature are in flux today, as we are in a time of transitioning energies. Since things are very changeable today, we do not want to be too attached to things going or being a certain way. To some degree, it's easiest to let higher forces "drive" situations and conditions instead of us pushing or forcing our will. We can save ourselves much angst and frustration if we follow the universe's lead.
Here's why the energy is in a state of flux:
THE MOON LEAVES LIBRA just before noon Eastern time/4:00 pm Universal time. This is the first time the Moon has transited (moved through) Libra since the Black Moon entered Libra on August 24/25. This was our first experience of what this will be like and in what ways everyone's shadow sides will be projected during the Black Moon's nine month transit through Libra (until May 16. 2016). So until noon ET today, the remnants of people's shadow sides can come out. This means fear can come out. If you find yourself in a dramatic interpersonal interaction or being "accused," consider that what someone is saying is actually how they think or feel about themselves.
MERCURY PREPARES TO STATION RETROGRADE TOMORROW, but is already sitting at the degree where it will retrograde: 15 Libra 55 and the Sabian symbol of "two men placed under arrest." Mercury will station retrograde (appear to move backward in the sky) around 2:00 pm ET/6:00 pm UT tomorrow (Thursday, September 17). Communications, electronics, travel, and plans are often disrupted while Mercury is retrograde, and the most intense effects happen on the day the planet stations retrograde (tomorrow) or when it stations direct (Mercury will be retrograde until October 9, 2015). Mercury is in flux today, wobbling along until it goes back tomorrow to re-make, re-do, revise, re-work situations, conditions, projects, and relationships.
CHIRON MOVES TO A NEW DEGREE, changing the energetics to favor the receipt of wisdom. Chiron moves from the Sabian symbol of "a table set for an evening meal" - which is all about preparing - to the energy of "a master instructing his disciple" - which is all about receiving. Spirit sits down at the dinner table of consciousness that we have prepared, and then fills the evening with stories of hero's journeys. We receive wisdom. Chiron will discharge this energetic until October 9.
NEPTUNE MOVES TO A NEW DEGREE, adding more flux into the field. Neptune now disseminates the energy of 08 Pisces and "a girl blowing a bugle." Neptune's energy is helping Gaia Sophia wake people out of slumber. Neptune will be at this degree for a long, long time. It will station direct at this degree on November 18/19 and then toggle back through it until JANUARY 18, 2016! A call to action begins to reverberate today.
SATURN SPENDS ITS LAST DAY IN SCORPIO, as it prepares to move into Sagittarius tomorrow. Today, it disseminates the last bits of the Sabian symbol "children in Halloween costumes indulging in various pranks." This makes the day very nebulous and tricky and mischievous and wily. It goes somewhat out of control, which, again, speaks to not wasting a lot of energy trying to control it.
There are other elements contributing to the state of flux today, but you get the idea. This doesn't mean that we give up, thinking we can accomplish nothing today; we can accomplish much. It just helps to understand that it is not entirely under our control. All lunar month, a tidal wave of spiritual energies is coming through to rectify, restore, and rebirth things.
Today, we lean how to operate within the chaotic flux of the cosmos and recognize it as the beautiful co-creation with Spirit that it is.