First Quarter Moon Phase: take action; step outside of the box
Moon in Aquarius
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Kali, Goddess of Endings and Beginnings; Bhairavi, Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Elias, God of the West
Skill: fluidly adjust with shifts and changes
True Alignments: ideas coming to life, lifting up, getting on with it, appropriate outlets for anger, the truth soon coming to light, taking someone seriously, new opportunities, loyalty, following one's conscience, pledges of allegiance, the heart's desire, satisfaction, understanding consequences, acts of kindness/beauty/creativity
Catalysts for Change: exploiting something and carrying it too far (Mercury moving into conjunction with Jupiter expands this potential greatly), hyper dominant, cowardly, obscuring the truth, difficulty coping, making something/someone fearful in order to control it/them, off on a tangent, escapism, lack of integrity, trying to get someone to go along with something that is against their conscience
Wise owls, today we come to the mid-point of the solar-lunar year that began on April 7, 2016, when we had the New Moon at 19 Aries: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery."
Today, the Earth, Gaia Sophia, discharges this degree, bringing us to the middle.
In a way, we could say that since April, we have been riding along the currents that the Sun (Sabaoth to the ancient Gnostics) has been directing. Now, for the second half of the year, the Earth begins to direct the currents. Sabaoth took things this far, Sophia takes it from here. The solar-lunar (natural) year is a collaboration. Always.
The Earth "takes the torch" to further this year's mission of the magic carpet energetic (the mission to help us transcend).
This happens today as we begin a week that builds toward Thursday, when the Sun will make conjunction with the Eris Point AND when Mars begins its 6-day transit of conjunction with Pluto (exact conjunction October 19). Mars and Pluto will drastically transform the structure of many different things during that time frame. (The conjunction occurs at 16 Capricorn: "school grounds filled with boys and girls in gymnasium suits." More on this tomorrow.)
So we understand that today is a transition point in and of itself -- the transition into the second half of the energetics for this solar-lunar year. We understand that a generalized "shift" is occurring. When this happens, sensitive people often feel it in their bodies or psyches or hearts, but may have little with which to associate or contextualize it. The cycles of the Sun, Moon, and Earth provide this association and context.
The "generalized shift" can manifest in "generalized" feelings of anxiety, fear, hopelessness, lack or loss of control, detachment, and physical issues of insomnia, panic, stress, and post-traumatic stress. If you experience any of these today, try to de-personalize it as much as possible. The things that are happening are much greater than any one of us, so it follows that the energetics would be strongly felt. Sensitive people are more sensitive to it, thus feel it even more.
It would be hard for ANYONE to miss the fact today that things are shifting. It will manifest in the events of the day.
Let's see what else is playing in to today's energetics of shift:
1- GAINING UNFAIR ADVANTAGE - The Sun is discharging "a gang of robbers in hiding," and Venus discharges "hunters shooting wild ducks." Both symbols indicate an energetic opportunity to take or gain an advantage at someone else's expense. This will backfire, probably by Thursday when the Sun makes opposition with the Eris Point (and the Earth making conjunction with it). I would strongly advise making a judgment on an outcome of anything until after Thursday. What things appear to be today is NOT what they will be by Thursday.
2 - THEATRE - This lunar month we are "visiting" a "special room of an art gallery" - a creative production- and today we also "take in the theatre," with Mars beginning to discharge the energetic of "a theatrical representation of a golden-haired goddess of opportunity." We will certainly be taking in the theatre, watching the exhibition, and marveling at the display over the next two days.
What is reality and what is fantasy? What is just too good to be true, too perfectly played?
3 - FEEDING THE SOUL - Tomorrow (October 11) at 5:37 am ET/9:37 am UT, Mercury will conjunct Jupiter at 07 Libra: "a woman feeding chickens and protecting them from the hawks." This dynamic is protective and it guides us. We are cared for when this degree of the zodiac is activated. Geophysical effects should be expected with the conjunction of Mercury and Jupiter (per the Electric Universe Principle). Volcanoes, in particular, may become more active.
Be aware also that Venus will make a trine with Chiron at 8:00 am ET/noon UT tomorrow, which will put focus on relationships and what is needed to heal them if something needs healing. The trine occurs in water signs, so it may be quite emotional.
At the middle of the year today, no matter what is displayed and exhibited before us, we remember that the meta-physics of the art-science of astrology tells us that this year is a time of transcendence. All of the planets are harmonized to this theme. It underpins the year -- naturally.
Happy Middle Day, everyone!
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