Disseminating Moon Phase: share, communicate
Moon in Libra
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Tara - Goddess Who Guides Through Troubles, Dhumavati - Goddess Who Sorts and Winnows
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Elias - God of the West, God of Transformation
Skill: think twice; take things one thing at a time
True Alignments: healing with humor, relaxation, getting "back" on track, thoughtfulness, little luxuries, beauty, keeping it real, remembering who you are, philosophical pursuits, missions, seeing signs and getting the message
Catalysts for Change: a need to stand out or be recognized, arrogance, bragging, showing off, foolhardy, ignoring danger signs, not taking things seriously or taking things too seriously, cover ups, lack of skill, struggling, repeating past patterns, impulsivity, head games
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "in winter, people cutting ice from a frozen pond for use in summer" (preparing, seeing ahead)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres" (re-tuning/recalibration of consciousness)
The Moon has moved into the sign of Libra, joining Mars and the Black Moon in that sign through Sunday, January 3 at 2:37 pm ET/7:37 pm UT. When the Moon transits (moves through) the same sign as the Black Moon, fears are unconsciously triggered. Our personal shadow sides and our collective shadow sides "show out" and we project our feelings onto others. Knowing that this is happening, we can make conscious that which has been unconscious. Thus, we can make choices, instead of the astrology making choices for us.
For starters, we need to know what our shadow side (or core fear that results from a mind that feels separate from Oneness) is. New readers can refer to the Appendix of my book on the Black Moon to locate their birthday and corresponding Black Moon, and then read about the nature of that in Chapter 2. The opposite sign should also be read, as the Black Moon works on the polarities of opposites. In case you do not know, these are the signs and their opposites:
Mars is ending its journey through Libra on Sunday, but since it is still there while the Moon has moved into Libra, it is "fueling" the shadow side, as Mars energizes things. Mars also adds impulsivity to the mix, causing quick reactions and unintended thoughtlessness -- both of which are strongly cautioned against with today's general dynamics of the other planets.
Specifically of note, Venus advises that we be more strategic and take a wider or longer view of things. It says to think about what we are doing and to take things step by step. Today it will discharge the energy of "two men playing chess," and then later in the day begin to discharge the energy of "a little child learning to walk." Taking measured consideration before reacting to something that triggers our innate fear is the way we make friends with our shadow side. Making friends with or integrating the shadow side is how we regain our personal power that leaks away through our fears.
When the Black Moon is activated like it is today and this weekend, we unconsciously project our feelings onto others. For example, those with the Black Moon in the Aries-Libra polarity have Black Moon issues related to feeling unworthy, unsuccessful, flawed, or isolated. This internal emotional state is extremely uncomfortable and is often projected onto others through our behavior and actions. We project onto others that which we cannot face in ourselves.
Understanding the nature of our core fear helps us solve this loop so that we can live life fully and in harmony with others. When we integrate our shadow sides, the world becomes a better place. This is a complex subject that is "shadowed" from awareness, so it can be hard to grasp. To delve deeper, my book on the Black Moon may shed insight. It is available on the Books tab for free download.
The Sabian symbol of "a little child learning to walk" reminds us to be patient and gentle with ourselves while the Black Moon energetic is in play with the Moon and Mars (and Uranus, but we won't go there right now).
The Moon has entered Libra, but Mars is preparing to leave it on Sunday. Until then, Mars is discharging the last degree of Libra, "three mounds of knowledge on a philosopher's head." As an exercise for gaining wisdom from whatever is happening in our lives, ask yourself what are the three things that are weighing most heavily on your mind? Is there a common thread? Can there be a new combination? Are signs being given? Is there over analysis or over emphasis? Are solutions right at hand? Can it be easier?
This is plenty for one day and, as directed by the wisdom of the Sabian symbols, we will take things step by step, patiently, with consideration. Check back tomorrow for the next steps, as many things are transpiring this weekend, including Mercury moving into Aquarius before it stations retrograde, Mars entering Scorpio, and the Moon-Black Moon conjunction Saturday at 7:02 am ET/12:02 pm UT.
Happy Gregorian New Year, everyone!