Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Sunday, October 2, 2016

New Moon Phase: begin; set intentions, wishes, or goals for the month

Moon in Libra/Scorpio 3:43 pm ET/7:43 pm UT

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Bagalamukhi, Goddess Who Transforms Duality; Dhumavati, Goddess Who Sorts

Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Elias, God of the West

Skill:  envision and then take charge

True Alignments:  courage, faith in a higher power, playing or having fun, an adventure (which can be anything, really), concentration, willing and able, vivid insights, true love, mission of service, crystallization

Catalysts for Change:  dissatisfaction, unable to relate, feeling superior, making assumptions, control issues, bossy, playing games, scattered, angry, saying something you want to take back, manipulative, deception

The potent energetics of the Black Moon activate later today as the Moon joins the Black Moon to travel through the sign of Scorpio.  Thus, we enter a "Black Moon Day," when light seeks entry into darkness to eliminate what does not serve the highest and best, and also to bring about true love in any form.  This energetic enters at 3:43 pm ET, when the Moon enters Scorpio.

Close comrade of the Black Moon, Mars, assists today as it makes aspect (trine) with the Chiron Point (archetypal powerhouse of wounding, healing, and teaching).  Mars may funnel a good deal of energy into bringing up wounding in order for healing (resolution) to occur.  Mental loops of negativity, especially those related to where we feel we (or another) did not do the right thing, come around.  We can be very hard on ourselves (to the point of self-sabotage).

Shadow sides show out and there is a strong tendency to project one's own feelings onto another.  We project what we cannot accept about ourselves, trying to rid ourselves of feelings of fear or inadequacy, for example, by making someone else fearful or feeling inadequate.  It's the archontic trick, and we are not falling for it.

What we are falling for, or interested in, are the following themes:

1 - INTERRUPT TO INTERPRET - Very active Sabaoth the Sun is discharging the energetic of "a professor peering over his glasses at this students."  We take off our current "lens of perception" and look at things from a different perspective -- a wider one, one that is not so highly enmeshed and concentrated on having things be a certain way (most likely the way we WANT them to be).  We assess the state of things -- the big picture.  Then, we...

2- ENVISION -TAKE CHARGE - EMBARK:  Jupiter, the Earth, Mercury, and Mars team up to help us take charge today.

ENVISON - Jupiter is discharging "a man watches his ideals taking a concrete form before his inner vision."  Usually, we come to the next level of something after taking a hard look at ourselves, which we are naturally already doing with the energetics of the Black Moon Day.  The Black Moon causes a face to face confrontation with one's self.  This characteristic is expanded with expansive Jupiter today.  The beauty of this symbol is that when we are able to accept the negative aspects that something has caused, we can bring meaning to it and find its purpose (because there was one).  This frees us.

TAKE CHARGE - The Earth is discharging "the ruler of a nation."  This energetic engages our will and our willpower.  Peace and order can be brought to inner chaos and disorder.

Mercury is discharging "a lion tamer rushes fearlessly into the circus arena."  This is another energetic to skillfully harness the power of the mind, heart, and will.  Courage and faith go a long way today.

Be aware that control issues are strong with these two energetics of Jupiter and the Earth.

EMBARK - Mars continues to discharge "a group of people entering a large canoe for a journey by water."  This combination advises us to take action in some way.  The image speaks to venturing into new territory (particularly new emotional territory, since the symbol involves travel by water).  This requires that we...

3-  CHOOSE - The Black Moon moves to the 16th degree of Scorpio, "a girl's face breaking into a smile."  The symbol is implicit.  The girls considers, and then chooses.  How? By....

4 - KEEPING IT REAL - Venus is discharging "an official embassy ball."  We choose to remain true to ourselves (our real selves).  We choose kindness and respect.  We choose kindness and respect for all, including ourselves.  The choice to change an outlook, belief, assessment, understanding, feeling, or situation can be made any time. 

Feel like breaking out some change today, wise owls?

P.S. For those with the Sun, Chiron, or Black Moon in Taurus or Scorpio: You are halfway through the tunnel of the Black Moon's underworld.  Life may feel quite dark for you right now.  Remember that you are undergoing a massive rebirth, one that happens for nine months only every nine years.  It will end on February 14, 2017, when you are reborn with a new heart, so to speak, just in time for Valentine's Day.  You are your valentine, did you know? 

If you did not, the Black Moon seeks to teach you.  When the Black Moon transits Scorpio, we tend to "infill" (fill a void) through the material world/the outer world/the other.  We also tend to feel the sting of our "losses."  Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, God of the Underworld, and when his consort, the Black Moon, transits his underworld, stings from losses are not only more painful, but tend to center around pain from relationships, especially romantic relationships.

Go outdoors and convene with the natural world.  Nature will take the grief if we ask.  Ask.  Try it.

Also, writing down your feelings and then balling up the paper and throwing it in the trash (or whatever) is often helpful with this transit. 

Your old self is degenerating while your new self is emerging.  Emergence does not fully happen until February, so in the meantime, rest when you are tired.  The Black Moon transit makes us tired for a reason.  It wants us to rest so that it can do its work, which happens at the deepest levels of consciousness.

You are undergoing the Flight of the Phoenix, and will be a stronger, calmer, more connected version of yourself by the end.

Chapter 5 of my Black Moon book (available for free on the Books tab at details the nature of the journey, and may be helpful to read or reread if you have already read it.  Take heart in knowing that you are not alone.  Much love!