Disseminating Moon Phase: share, communicate
Moon in Gemini
Goddess of Wisdom: Bhairavi (Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart)
God of Will/Desire: Kathe (God of the South)
Skill: engage inner equilibrium
True Alignments: finding calm, experiences that make us stronger, new discoveries, observant, valor, symbolism, talent, ability to turn things around, following your heart's desire, review, navigating difficult situations through compromise, rearranging, experience
Catalysts for Change: foolish, not resting when one needs to rest, difficulty adjusting to new situations, misuse of something, defeated, trying to control someone's mind or actions, taking unfair advantage, missing the details, pretense, battle-weary, insensitive to others, lack of desire
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
Today's energy has high potential to take us through "dangerous" waters of the mind - mindsets that can take us off course and into despair. Chaos and disequilibrium make for rough rapids, but wise owls ban together to hold the line and maintain inner equilibrium.
The Sun is discharging the energetic of "a powerful statesman overcomes a state of political hysteria." Mercury is discharging the energy of "a canoe approaching safety through dangerous waters." This can cause things in our individual lives and the world at large to get out of hand and carried too far.
Paradoxically, feelings of inner hysteria (feelings of anxiety, fear, concern, worry, sadness, hopelessness) are happening to fortify our will - our attitude, character, power, resolve, conviction, volition, desire, courage, determination, and mettle.
The world is in flux right now, and we are, too, but both Sabian symbols show positive outcomes. The statesman overcomes and the canoe approaches safety.
As Venus prepares to station direct (or appears to move forward in the sky again) tomorrow, it is helping us align with balance, sanity, peace, love, freedom, and destiny. Venus has been retrograde since July 25, and during this time the values we hold have been undergoing transformation. Ideals, as well as illusions, have been examined. We have different ideas about what it means to be happy.
Things that we thought were "ideal" may now seem much less so.
Alchemy is in play to transform people, places, and things from one state of being to another. New combinations, elements, or "ingredients" are mixed together now to refresh what is truly of value to us.
Holding the line (maintaining a strong center and inner equilibrium) amidst chaos is an act of love for the fellowship of humanity. In Gnostic terms, we are couched within the mind of the aeon Gaia Sophia (Wisdom) and within the arms of the aeon Thelete (Will). We unite our wisdom with our will. When we do, we see that a grand drama is unfolding, and we take up our part. We already know it will work out well. The Sabian symbols tell us that we overcome and we are safe.
Let's maintain a firm connection with the planet and step back from the fear that is pushed today. Wise owls hold the line.