Crescent Moon Phase: persevere through challenges
Moon in Sagittarius
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Kali, Goddess of Endings and Beginnings; Chinnamasta, Goddess Who Expands the Mind
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Elias, God of the West
Skill: choose what is best; take a break/step back and look; be lifted to a higher understanding
True Alignments: fluidly responding to changes, like attracting like and like minds brought together, alluring, sincerity, loyalty, peaks, reaching out, making preparations, decisive, ability to moderate or temper something, development, taking time to rest, revelations, seeing oneself and others clearly, trusting instincts, greatness, clearing up confusion, the whole package
Catalysts for Change: lies, manipulation (especially through "mirroring" or telling someone what they want to hear, playing and players, faking interest and sincerity, attempts toward domination, base and debasement, not taking time to rest, mind control, impulsive, guilt, fear of the unknown
We have a complex day on tap, wise owls, so let's break it down.
Today is a day to "seize the day," but it may be necessary to step back at some point or take a break if things become confusing, bogged down with details, too serious, or uninteresting.
Mercury is "discharging the energetic of "a bald-headed man has seized power," but the Sun is discharging "in the heat of the noon, a man takes a siesta." It seems counterintuitive to push forward with strong action and take a break or step back in the middle of it. It actually is a very good idea, because one's perspective will change in the process, enabling improvements, solutions, and progress.
It is good to step back and gain perspective when the energetics are intensive, as they are through the remainder of this week.
Gaining wisdom (or wisdom being bestowed) is one of the primary themes for this lunar month, and this is amplified today with the Earth discharging "a serpent coiling near a man and a woman." Encounters with snakes symbolize an initiation into a higher level of consciousness.
Encounters with snakes can also symbolize break ups, something or someone coming between two people, interference, and the highest levels of deception. Snakes in the grass come out to play when this energetic comes into play, which is usually on October 5.
Enhancing the potential for break ups and separations is the conjunction of Venus and the Black Moon today (exact conjunction overnight at 1:18 am ET/5:18 am UT) at the degree of "a girl's face breaking into a smile." Venus conjunct the Black Moon is one of the best transits in astrology. It always delivers a blessing or gift. Venus and the Black Moon put focus on romantic relationships. They break up relationships that are not serving the highest and best, and, interestingly, they then relatively quickly bring in a relationship that does serve the highest and best. Existing relationships that are serving the highest and best get better under this dynamic. If a romantic relationship is not present, some other blessing is delivered. The conjunction occurs at 16 Scorpio, so if you have a planet at this degree or in aspect to this degree, this conjunction is activating in your life.
The energetic of "a girl's face breaking into a smile" means that choices are needed. A conscious choice of happiness or unhappiness, peace or aggression, calm or chaos is asked of us. Consider and then choose.
At 5:20 pm ET/9:20 pm UT, Mars will make exact square with Jupiter, but the energetic began to build yesterday. Mars represents energy levels, will, drive, action, the masculine, initiating or starting, anger and anger turned inward (depression), "battles," selfishness, and new ideas, among many other things.
Jupiter expands things exponentially. When it aspects with Mars, things easily get carried away or carried too far. Emotional outbursts and powerful actions occur.
The Venus-Black Moon conjunction engages impulsivity; the square of Mars and Jupiter takes impulsivity to the next level.
We are advised to 1) be watchful, and 2) meditate or envision. Be watchful of circumstances and conditions going on around you. Opportunity abounds, but so does foreshadowing of future events. Meditate on your goals and then envision their manifestation. This is the wisdom of the symbols for the degrees of Mars ("ten log lie under an archway leading to darker woods') and Jupiter ("a man watches his ideals taking concrete form before his inner vision.")
We have all that we need to enter into the future, into the unknown. We have the "fuel" to bring things to life or to the light of day.
Intense energetics are upon us right now, all coming in to "layer" light so that we can see an accurate representation. The layers build toward Friday's square between the Sun and Pluto. A dramatic shift is underway.
Today, we remember to stop, take a break, or step back as we are ploughing through this Crescent Moon phase. Crescent phase challenges us so that we become better. Let's choose what is better.
UPDATE ON TRANSITION TO SUBSCRIPTION: The ankle biters continue attempts to disrupt the process, this time by frying hardware on Andrew's end. Stand by. We are progressing and persevering through challenges (as wise owls do during Crescent Moon phase).