Thursday, February 18, 2016

Gibbous Moon Phase: trust, wonder

Moon in Cancer

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: make something grander

True Alignments:

Catalysts for Change:

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

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

In the principles of astrology, today is a "grand" day.  This is the one day this month that the Moon sets off multiple T-squares, a Grand Trine, and a Grand Cross.  This means that today is likely to be eventful, as many of the planets are being activated, all in service of this lunar month's mission of "a large white dove bearing a message" -- to give us helpful information. 

Let's look at the Sabian symbols for the location of these planets and the grandness they are unfolding:

MOON:  The Moon is always the catalyst for things that happen each day.  Today, the Moon builds toward 18 Cancer (which it will reach at 8:34 pm ET/01:34 am UT) with the Sabian symbol of "the seed grows into knowledge and life."  This is the primary dynamic today.  What does this symbol image for you?

What usually accompanies this energy is some sort of "seed" that starts with some type of "lack."  Feelings of dissatisfaction, failure, lack of progress or even halted development are the catalysts for a change.  From a need, we find a seed. 

This seed is innovative because it has been forged from a need.  "Need" activates will and desire, which activates chains of events.  This is what makes life unique and interesting because we all respond differently, according to what is happening in our own astrological charts (energetic and interactive blueprint of life).

It is wise to be certain of what we truly "need."

Morphing time and space, the seed is also the flower, so seeding is also flowering.  As we work to understand the energy of this symbol today, we can also think about it from the perspective of flowering.

As we look at the Sabian symbols for the locations of the other planets today, we want to hold the day's events, circumstances, and situations (personally and collectively) under a dual backdrop of the DELIVERY OF MESSAGES (a la the lunar month's theme of "a large white dove bearing a message") and the insight into WHAT IS GROWING.

From here, there is just about something for everyone, so see what stands out to you amongst the rest of the planets:

SUN: "moonlit fields, once Babylon, are blooming white"  This energy brings out the best of things.  It wants to blanket true paths with rewards.  The universe peppers us with support and inspiration for flowering.  The past is implied, usually centered on relieving something from the past.  (To me, in the modern era, this symbol conjures images of the poppy fields of Afghanistan.)

EARTH: "an unsealed letter" Things come out into the open with this energy.  Messages and information that were previously unknown or deliberately closed (sealed) have a way of leaking or spilling out.  Delightful surprises and wonderful news also comes with this.  Sharing is implied, and this energy wants us to freely share.

VENUS: "an unexpected thunderstorm" Expecting the unexpected is indeed a good plan today, which means we endeavor to be flexible and adaptive.  This energetic can produce any number of levels of chaos -- things that change the way we had it planned.  Our fortitude with something can be tested.  Overall, however, this dynamo wants to clear the air of things that have compounded or built up.  The Wisdom Goddess Matangi will certainly be using this energetic as part of her month-long sweeping of energies.  This hits some people harder than others with feelings of being out of control.  If you are over-controlling something, this energy will try to help you loosen that whip.

MERCURY: "a child born out of an eggshell" New expressions come with this energy.  Impulsivity is part of this.  As such, this Mercury is contributing mightily to the energy of "the seed grows into knowledge and life."  Mercury is The Messenger, so we want to pay attention to new paths and directions that enhance what is already in place.  Taken in context of the whole of today's energy, the "child" is born from the egg of the "large white dove bearing a message."

MARS: "crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one inspired man" Mars rules our energy level, so when it activates this degree it can become evangelical.  The highest octave of this symbol is integrating what is being received and then taking action with it.

CHIRON: "a table set for an evening meal"  This is the degree of the next New Moon, the New Moon in Pisces.  This energy is about grace, fulfillment of needs, and patience.  Things are ready and waiting for us. Note today's events, paying attention to who, what, why, and where, as today will foreshadow not just the next lunar month, but also the next solar-lunar year.

URANUS: "an empty hammock" Uranus is telling us to lighten up, relax, and not be so hard on ourselves right now.  Uranus is the planet that puts us where we need to be at the time, and we are at its mercy.  It will do whatever it must to set our lives on correct course.  To some degree today, especially with anything unexpected, we are directed to sit back for the ride.

PLUTO: "a girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude" Pluto is slowly disseminating the energy of disclosure and exposure.  Restraints and limitations are being thrown off.  In the geopolitical context, the "gloves" are coming off.  Pluto is a powerhouse and it is pushing things out into the open.  We confront things under this energy, especially ourselves.

THE BLACK MOON: "a young girl feeding birds in winter" This is the energy of nourishing others and self.  It is about helping ourselves and others in need of something emotionally or physically.  Things can often go cold or freeze up.  The inner sacred feminine is there to nourish the soul, and we can connect to that.

This is a long report, but today is an important day.  The "grandness" of it unfolds as the Gibbous Moon phase begins, and Gibbous phase is a magical time of the Moon's journey.  The Oracle Report is written by the light Sun, but is often best understood by light of the Moon.  Re-reading this report tonight may prove valuable.