Crescent Moon Phase: persevere, challenge
Moon in Gemini
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Chinnamasta, Goddess Who Expands the Mind
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East, God of Fields of Energy
Skill: lighten up; seeing ahead
True Alignments: talents revealed, focused, sharing, unveiled or revealed, adaptable, self-care and self-approval, things that hold meaning, balanced or level, motivated, finding simple joy in life, beginnings, opportunities presented
Catalysts for Change: superficial, overburdened, insincere, stopping the flow of emotions, cover ups, overblown sense of ego self, "blowing one's own horn" (self-aggrandizement), unmotivated, gloomy outlook, murky or blurry, doing too much, destabilization, difficulty adapting
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month and the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcendence)
What does today herald?
By day's end, we may find that a transition from something from a "lower," "base," or "old paradigm" method, belief, feelings, or experience comes to a "higher," "evolved," or "Second Renaissance" way.
Today we see all types of transformations, in our own lives and in the world at large.
The Earth is located at the degree of the Sabian symbol "a rooster's voice heralds the rising Sun with exuberant tones."
What rises today?
What is there to sing about?
What holds promise or potential?
What brings depth and richness?
As for the "exuberant tones" of the other Sabian symbols in effect today, we have help from:
THE SUN - at "a woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable, but veiled, load" (softly and gently releasing responsibilities that burden or weigh us down, especially things that others cannot see or do not know)
VENUS - at "a woman's hat with streamers blown by the East wind." Are the streamers to this woman's hat pastel colors? Has she released a burden and "lightened up" to a pastel color? Is a new or fresh experience blowing her mind? What is coming in on the wind? These questions apply, always, individually and collectively. The Wisdom Goddess Chinnamasta specializes in blowing things wide open. The God of Will Ian "rules" the direction of the East. The energetics underpinning this Sabian symbol are quite powerful today.
MERCURY - is at "a red cross nurse" and then moves to "a woman sprinkling flowers." Messages of hope, inspiration, guidance, assistance, grace, care, and compassion are delivered to us. These energetics swoop in if there is any type of personal crisis happening. With the Sun still close to (but moving off of) Uranus, the "fast" and "strange" (surreal and even bizarre) flavor that we've had in effect since Friday continues today. Healing of pain and/or darkness comes when these two Sabian symbols (frequencies) are activated
MARS - remains at "a mother leads her child step by step up the stairs," giving us an extra boost (assistance and guidance). Gaia Sophia is walking with us as we set our intentions, goals, wishes, hopes, and dreams for the new year. (The astrological or natural new year began on April 7, 2016.) All month long we hold our minds upward, toward that which we want to reach or experience. The mindset and beliefs we hold about the world now determine in large measure the nature of our experiences over the next year.
4:37 am ET/8:37 am UT - The Moon will make an opposition or come to a 180 degree away point with Saturn. The Sabian symbol for the degree of the Moon at the time of the conjunction is 17 Gemini, "the head of a robust youth turns into that of a mature thinker." Again we have a theme of "transformation" repeating (with the Sun at a rooster heralding the dawn of a new day). Saturn definitely tries to enforce a certain amount of maturity and level-headedness. Also, we remember that Saturn is still discharging the energetic of "an Easter sunrise service," - which is archetypally associated with the natural cycle of death and rebirth or degeneration and regeneration, depending on how you prefer to see it. This astrological dynamic will be in effect for several hours after the exact opposition. It causes us to "get real" with things. It also challenges us not to beat ourselves up. Moon-Saturn aspects can do a number on our emotions, tempting us to feel that we do not measure up somehow. It exaggerates perceived failures, weaknesses, and flaws. We take ourselves to task. The Sabian symbol energetic advises us to think differently - to take a broader, more mature view. This perspective is one that understands that life is an ongoing process -- one in which we evolve or grow. What would you need to think or believe to see your "failures," "weaknesses," and "flaws" as part of a growth process? Could you view it from the standpoint of a painter at a canvas creatinga vision? The canvas is not complete. It is still being painted. It is still becoming. We are still becoming. It is really just the beginning.
What does this day herald for you, wise rooster? What is becoming? What is transforming?