Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Friday, February 12, 2016

Crescent Moon Phase: challenges, perseverance

Moon in Aries

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Matangi, Goddess of the Wind

Aspects of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Seth, God of the North, God of Enlightenment

Skill: consider what needs to be released and what needs to be taken up or on board

True Alignments:  refined, ending an emotional ride, teaching/sharing from experience, concentration on something real and valuable, seeing the core issue, objectivity, conscientious, ancient sources of wisdom

Catalysts for Change:  neglecting the body, giving up, taking unfair advantage, trust issues, overblown ego, unprepared, attempts to control Mother Nature, unaccepting of differences, undervaluing

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a large white dove bearing a message"

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"

This lunar month we are gifted with something that makes a great difference in our lives.  We are blessed with information and insight that helps us move past or leave something behind that no longer serves us.  Gaining wisdom about something that has been a major stumbling block for us is seen from a new perspective and brings inner balance and peace. 

It is a good idea to think about with what you need help, as forming the notion helps the "white dove" answer with signs, synchronicities, and information.  When we understand that there is something in our lives that needs to be changed or released, we free up room for the energy of Second Renaissance (the rebirth of the human spirit of liberty and free expression).  Our true mission and purpose infuses the space, which ultimately is life and world-changing. 

Release is the name of the game now, as we have two lunar months that are like month-long Balsamic phases.  During Balsamic, we clear out the old.  We "weed the field" of negativity and of disappointment for what has not happened - yet.  With Matangi, the Mahavidya or Wisdom Goddess who sweeps through and clears out limitations and helps us see the reality of things, we can make great strides toward what we experience in the new solar-lunar year (which begins April 7).  Balsamic isn't the time of kicking back and doing nothing, it is the time of aligning with spirit and with our destiny.  The things that make us human are highlighted during Balsamic cycles.

At 10:33 am ET/3:33 pm UT, the Black Moon will move to 20 Libra and the Sabian symbol of "a Jewish rabbi performing his duties."  At the same time, the Moon will conjunct Uranus, opposing the Black Moon.  This dynamic will be felt all day.  Uranus' energy is sudden and may deliver something completely out of the blue.  These energetics go a long way to helping us see the truth of something, especially if we have been too afraid to recognize it or unwilling to let it go of it. It no longer serves us if it leaves today.  Uranus makes this certain.  Remember that Uranus' job is to put us where we need to be (relationships, locations, jobs, etc.) when we have been unable to get there on our own.

Moreover, today's energetic naturally help us go to a higher level with something important.  The Sun is located at the degree of "a man turning his back on his passions, teaches deep wisdom from his experience."  This dynamic says "enough is enough" and turns away from what is not working, is not fulfilling, or is no longer in resonance.

In kind, the Earth is located at "totally concentrated upon inner spiritual attainment, a man is sitting in complete neglect of his body."  This symbol tells us to reconnect with our body and vitality.  It tells us to "ground" ourselves with nature.  It adds to the "enough is enough" quality of today.  Bringing ourselves into balance brings the world into balance.

At 4:33 pm ET/9:33 pm UT, Saturn will move to the 16th degree of Sagittarius and "sea gulls flying around a ship looking for food."  During Saturn's transit of this degree, we clearly become familiar with where we opt or settle for less -- for scraps.  We don't just take what we can get or continue accepting something that is "beneath" us with this energy.  We see what is offered and what is withheld, and our minds go through the motions of turning away from that.  Today the seagulls (or wise owls) decide to stop seeking blood from a stone or sustenance from a sinking ship.  We turn to other ways, maybe ways we create ourselves.

Recognizing the God-given value of ourselves as individuals is the nature of the position of Venus today at "an Oriental rug dealer in a store filled with precious ornamental rugs."  Since the new solar-lunar year on April 7 occurs at the Sabian symbol of "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery," what we "buy into" today could have a very dramatic effect on our upcoming year.  We want to hold to high values.

The theme of doing something a different way is strong this month, so I am addressing it almost every day.  We are in the time of shift, which means that whatever has not shifted within us is trying to do so now.  Balance is being restored. The sooner we recognize that the old outlets, the old systems, and the old order is dissolving, the sooner we get about creating things the way we want them to be.

There is nothing left to wait for and everything waiting to be to built.