Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream
Moon in Sagittarius/Capricorn 7:45 pm ET/12:35 am UT)
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Kali, Goddess of Endings and Beginnings
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Seth, God of the North, God of Enlightenment
Higher Octaves of the Day's Energies: giving thanks, group and team efforts, observant, rewards, leadership, clearing, inner home fire, adjusting to changes, solutions and resolutions, plentiful, colorful
Lower Octaves of the Day's Energies: bossy, poor timing, controlling, taking advantage through authority that has been entrusted, indecisive, immobilized, feeling of defeat, triggers of trauma, blocking
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "a hidden choir singing during a religious service" (unseen assistance)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres" (recalibration of consciousness)
The Balsamic phase of the Moon begins today. This is the time of the lunar cycle that is creative, dreamy, and mystical. The phase is not exactly part of the ending lunar month. It is a transition time. It is the time when the "veils between the worlds are thinnest."
Perhaps the "hidden choir" will be seen.
The energetics of Balsamic phases certainly provide the closest "contact" or "connection" with Spirit, so we may very well see manifestation of some sort of blessing as we approach the New Moon in Aquarius (Monday, February 8, 2016).
Balsamic phase "prepares the field" for the new energetic to enter with the New Moon. What we focus on now has great bearing on what will develop over the next two lunar months. (This is because this Aquarius New Moon falls under the Balsamic phase of the solar-lunar year, as do all Pisces New Moons. Balsamic is 15 degrees of Aquarius through 30 degrees of Pisces. The Aquarius New Moon occurs at 20 degrees of Aquarius, thus falls in the Balsamic phase.)
It seems either you love or hate Balsamic phases. It is a very nebulous, malleable energy, that is the raw material for ideas, understanding, creations, projects, dreams, hopes, etc. It is the energy of planning and conceptualizing, not the energy to form the structure. This does not mean we do not move forward with our ideas, projects, etc. It means we recognize that we have a prime opportunity to collaborate with Spirit to make those things even better. And then, at the Aries New Moon, under a new energetic year, energy to begin to structure things enters. Patience is a key element of Balsamic phases.
This is the natural way of the energy, so when we understand that Balsamic phases are like "weekends" - the time when we generally recharge and regenerate in the unnatural cycles of "time" - we can adjust accordingly. Unnatural, manufactured cycles of time are slavery, and the lines between time will continue to blur, as anything that stands against free and creative humanity is falling.
The more we walk with the natural cycles of time, the Medicine Way, the more we realize we are standing still in the middle of the circle. We are stabilized within our center even as the energies shift. (In this case, as we are shifting out of the super-structural Capricorn lunar cycle.)
So during Balsamic cycles, we do not fight the waters of Aquarius and Pisces; we immerse ourselves in the center of it and of ourselves. We catch what Spirit sends us via the currents.
Today, the power to see and organize a grander or expanded version of things comes our way. The Sun is located at the degree of "a big businessman at his desk." Decisions and action are often involved with this dynamic. Control issues (including not passing on the "control" to someone else when it is directed, since Mercury is located at "a relay race") can arise.
The Earth is located at "brilliant sunshine just after a storm." The brilliance of this comes as this very important shift point (the Capricorn lunar month that began on January 9, 2016) - the storm that it was - is coming to an end. The warmth of the Sun feels like home with this energy.
The key to Balsamic phases is being receptive. Given that this month's unseen assistance of the "hidden choir singing during a religious service" is leading into next month's "a large white dove bearing a message," we might want to step back a bit and let higher powers do their thing. This is a joy-ful blessing, so let's en-joy it.