Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

First Quarter Moon Phase: step outside of comfort zone, take action

Moon in Gemini

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

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

Skill: practice practicality; move your mind

True Alignments:  innovation, usefulness, determination, healing, learning something, calming the mind and body, recognizing expertise, advice, shared responsibility, gathering, multiple possibilities, slowing down communications for clarity

Catalysts for Change: exploiting for personal advantage, careless, irresponsible, dishonest, tricks, devaluing traditional methods, control issues, rigid structures that do not allow room to breathe or grow, noisy, self-destructive, the need for approval from others

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a large white dove bearing a message" (peace; messages and signs)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres" (recalibration of consciousness)

Today we are practicing the art of breaking things down into smaller parts in order to wisely navigate the day's energetics:

The Sun is discharging the energy of "a tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter."  This tells us that something will be pointed out to us that is ready to transform to a different state.  Beliefs, feelings, attitudes are trying to change form, as there is a better use for the energy.  The experience we have with something turns into something else - a better application, creation, or way of operating.  Creativity and innovation are naturally stimulated by this energy.  Breaking things or tasks that seem monumental down to smaller components or "baby steps" is advised.  Overwhelm and immobilization can set in quickly with this energetic, so we can counter that by breaking things down into bundles that are more manageable.

In geocentric (Earth-centered) astrology, the Sun and Earth are always in opposite places in the sky.  So when the Sun is at the degree of "a tree felled and sawed," the Earth is always at the degree of "many little birds on the limb of a large tree."   The birds need to know when to get out of the tree.  This means that following our intuition is very important on this day every year.

It also means that there can be a lot of confusion, mind chatter, and difficulty focusing because there is a multitude of information, messages or tasks.  Simple, concise communications are best today.  Throwing too much information at anything will likely cause shutdown or cognitive dissonance.  We can line our thoughts up like many little birds on the limb of a large tree and move along the branch in a calm, focused way.  With this, we are practicing the skill of moving our mindset within the field of multiplicity instead of being overwhelmed by all it has to offer (or deliver). 

These energetics want us to move, change, and transform, so moving the body will help a lot.

Mercury at "a Hindu healer" makes a square today with the Chiron Point - the archetypal encapsulation of the "wounded healer and teacher."  Mercury adds the element of healing and gaining wisdom from today's energetics of moving, changing, and transforming.  Mercury rules our thought processes, communication, and information.  When the Chiron Point is involved, there is a purpose of healing, so what happens today, especially if pain or wounding go along with it, is ultimately designed to heal an issue or evoke some sort of innovation.  Be aware that there is a strong potential for self-sabotage (via destructive self-talk and actions based on negative self-talk) and "move your mind" if this comes upon you.  Break the self-talk down into parts and then challenge each of them with the truth.

Mars continues to discharge the energy of "a rabbit metamorphosed into a fairy," continuing to emphasize the transformation and transmutation theme.

Venus comes to "directors of a large firm meet in secret conference" so we have our wise owl eyes on the cabal.

The Moon will oppose Saturn at 12:10 pm ET/5:10 pm UT, heightening the signature of self-sabotage or feeling like we are worthless and things are meaningless.  We can really "beat up" on ourselves when the Moon opposes Saturn.  We tend to distort feelings of incompetence, failure, naivety, weakness, and disorganization.  It's a trap of the mind, and today we are moving our minds.  So we will avoid this trap.

Venus leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius at 11:18 pm ET/4:18 am UT.  This takes a little bit of pressure off of relationships.  Things flow better with Venus in Aquarius than they do with Venus in Capricorn (especially when Pluto is also in Capricorn).

As things appear to be "felled" or coming down today, their use and function are actually being transformed into something that serves free humanity, not controlled humanity.  The times are meaningful - full of meaning.  Let's move our minds away from any chaos and into the assurance of Second Renaissance.