Crescent Moon Phase: perseverance, fortifying
Moon in Scorpio
Goddess of Wisdom: All - led by Shodashi, Goddess Who Aligns With the Highest and Best
God of Will/Desire: Kathe (God of the South, God of Waves)
Skill: dance with time
Catalysts for Change: stuck in the past, greed, unable to enjoy the present moment, battles to take control, making excuses, feeling emotionally uncontained, taking too big of a risk, not grieving a loss, stressful interactions, impatience, losing sight of the goal, hierarchies of control, overpowered
True Alignments: harnessing personal power, clearing, sincerity, carrying forward, tributes, stress release, maintaining sight of goals, grieving a loss, recognition, honoring one's experiences, inspiration, making plans for the future, creativity, expression, unique style, restoration
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a girls basketball team"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
Today, a dance between the past and the future takes place. This sends our attention into the "multiverse of time." It enables us to not only see the future ahead of its time, but also to see the past as very different, and therefore overwriting it.
Much power is trapped in our past -- in our feelings in the past. Since there really is no such thing as "time" or "linear time," the feelings can be recovered and re-considered.
Mercury stations retrograde today, and it's goal between now and October 9 is to help us turn time inside out. Mercury stations retrograde around 2:00 pm ET/6:00 pm UT at 15 Libra 55 and the Sabian symbol of "after a storm, a boat landing stands in need of reconstruction" (corrected from yesterday's report). Mercury isn't going to create a storm or a tidal wave while it is retrograde; the symbol tells us the storm has already happened. The reconstruction time -- the time of renaissance, the aftermath -- is the focus. Mercury is a messenger that can travel in ways that others cannot. Time and space do not bind Mercury
Quite the contrary, time and space are of the utmost to Saturn, the so-called Lord of Time. Today, Saturn leaves the sign of Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. This happens around midnight ET/4:00 am UT. Saturn wants to lord over us and our sense of time. Saturn begins to discharge the energy of 01 Sagittarius and the Sabian symbol "retired army veterans gather to reawaken old memories." Saturn wants us to look back, but the symbol implies that it is for the purposes of re-vitalization -- reawakening.
All of this, again, enables us to go back into the past in our hearts and minds and "take back" any personal energy or power that is trapped there. We can release the feelings that were experienced then, so that the trauma does not have to keep hurting and affecting us.
To do this, we look at the past a different way. We see that it is not happening right now. We can go back and see how we have grown from (mastered) the situation, based on the wisdom and experience of our lives. It is a trauma response to live under the belief that something that happened in the past will immanently happen again.
So today, we are not at the mercy of Mercury stationing retrograde because we know the energetic is refining, reworking, and re-building things. Disruptions in communications, electronics, and travel accompany Mercury's retrograde. When we know the potential is in place, we can opt for patience. If something isn't working or flowing, step away from it for a little while then return to it. Mercury wants us to reconsider things, so it's good to "let it be" and go back a little later.
Mercury is in opposition to Uranus, which brings heightened potential for accidents. Stay focused and attentive while driving. Double check that things are turned off and flames are extinguished. Make or save back-up copies if it is something important.
Today, we will dance with the forces of time instead of them dancing us. We stand in the point of power in the center, wielding our minds to recover pieces of the past to build a better future.
(Today is St. Sophia Day. How interesting that the Earth, Gaia Sophia, is located at the degree of "the purging of the priesthood" and we have a large earthquake...)