Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign
Moon in Gemini /Cancer (Sunday 1:40 pm ET/5:40 pm UT)
Goddess of Wisdom: Bhairavi (Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart)
God of Will/Desire: Kathe (God of the South)
Skill: skim lightly
True Alignments: depth of feeling, tokens and expressions of love, practice, lightening up, relaxation and rest, new arrangements or rearrangement, attention to detail, crafting or creating, brought together, wild cards, tradition, the wisdom of experience, changing focus, magnetism, witty, inner beauty shining out, bare truth, taking cues from a higher power, out of the ordinary bounds and into new territory, operating in the light of day
Catalysts for Change: gloomy, traps and trappings, uprooted, false impressions, flaunting, disconnection, belief in superiority, blaming the messenger, unsympathetic, rigidity, self-indulgence at the expense of others, not based in reality, not recognizing value, emotionally untethered
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
Venus stations direct Sunday around 4:30 am ET/8:30 am UT. Venus stationed retrograde at 01 Virgo on July 25 at the Sabian symbol of "in a portrait, the best of a man's features and traits are idealized." During its retrograde, Venus wanted us to see things clearly.
Venus retrograde has asked us to see what we truly value. What has been over-idealized or over-idolized? Venus has wanted us to see reality, not illusion or inflated representation. It wants us to see truth.
When Venus is retrograde, it puts stress on relationships so that they can come to a higher level.
Today, the final opportunity for this comes like a "pageant moving along a street packed with people," the Sabian symbol for 15 Leo and the degree where Venus stations direct. The spectacle of what we've seen about ourselves and others, and how we define true love makes it unmistakable. If we are looking (standing on the street watching), we will gain the wisdom that Venus has intended.
Venus stationing direct is the big story this weekend, but other themes are also in play:
TRAPS: Is something or someone trying to outfox us? Images that are facades or disguises are more easily presented. It is also easy to fall into the trap of feeling unworthy or undeserving of goodness. Potential for "false flag" operations is higher this weekend.
HISTORY: Where do your roots run? Do they run deep? To what are you committed? No matter what our family history or situation, we are all rooted deeply with the Earth, Gaia Sophia. Memories and traditions come back to us to reconnect us with who we truly are. Situations may develop where we feel "uprooted" or unconnected with our grander self and a grander power. We will not be misdirected.
RE-EXAMINATION: This weekend, Mercury, the Messenger, is disseminating the energy of "a professor peering over his glasses at his students" and "miners emerging from a coalmine." Situations develop to give us a different and deeper lens of perception. This is the perfect time for this because we are now in the Third Quarter Moon phase, the time of the lunar cycle where we re-assess and revise. This lunar cycle, Spirit has sought to deliver us a message - an important one, and Third Quarter is the last attempt at delivery. It's time to come out of the dark.
DELICACY: A long time ago, my grandmother wrote a poem entitled "Skim Lightly." The first line goes:
Skim lightly o'er the fires of life
We want to skim lightly this weekend. We want to take delicate care of what we love and weave appreciation throughout it.
This weekend, find delicate beauty. And know that you are loved.