Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gibbous Moon Phase: trust, dream

Moon in Libra

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Chinnamasta, Goddess Who Expands the Mind

Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East

Skill: be like a wise owl in a tree - step back and observe 

True Alignments: periodically stopping to rest, assured, revitalization, connections, having a goal, ancestry and traditions, performing routines with reverence, peaceful environments, curious, adventurous 

Catalysts for Change: gullible, mired in complexity, false sense of security, pushing oneself or others too hard, not getting involved in something that is calling for you to become involved, smug, unable to see the wisdom inherent, erratic, unsure

Today we are wise to practice the skill of the owl in the tree: step back and observe. When we do, clarity and a sense of direction will begin to flow. 

The Sun moves out of Aries today and into Taurus. This is welcome news for those with the Sun, Black Moon, or Chiron in Aries or Libra because the Sun will no longer be in the sign opposite the Black Moon (the Black Moon deals with opposites and polarities).

The "speed" of things slows down a bit. It can feel like a hard stop or a snap backward. Compared to the Sun in Aries, the Sun in Taurus can feel so slow as to be stuck. It's fixed, earthy energy.  Taurus is ruled by Venus, which seeks comfort, pleasure, and ease. Decisions and actions are often motivated from
these things. 

As the energy shifts from fiery Aries to earthy Taurus, the Sabian symbols for the Earth and Venus are what offer today's wisdom of being like an owl up in a tree:

EARTH: "a sight-seeing bus filled with tourists" (watch, observe, learn about, and/or acclimate to new  situations, conditions, developments)

VENUS: "an empty hammock" (taking rests or pauses when needed, rebuilding strength, seeing where we have sacrificed ourselves, seeing where we are hard on ourselves)

The Sun is discharging the energetic of the Sabian symbol of "a clear mountain stream." Clarity, guidance, and a sense of direction are "streamed" to us. 

Thus, it is best to step out of the course of events and observe them if any confusion, complication, complexity, and conflict arises.

Adding to the "streaming" of spiritual assistance and guidance is Mercury at "wisps of clouds, like wings, are STREAMING across the sky," and then later discharging "a moving finger points to significant passages in a book."  All we need do is follow along. 

There is one other element in play today. The Moon moves into Libra, joining the Black Moon in that sign over the next couple of days for "Black Moon Days."  This is the third to the last of the 18 stages of rebirth/rectification that has been unfolding for those with the Sun, Black Moon, or Chiron in Aries or Libra since August 24, 2015. Almost there. Light fully returns for these wise owls around May 22.

For everyone, the next couple of days bring out shadow sides. We tend to project our feelings onto others. The inner rebel is stirred, and we desire freedom from restrictions. Caution is often thrown to the wind. Again, we want to step back and observe (like an owl in a tree) before we engage a course of action. Doing so, we will have a clearer sense of direction. 

Today streams clear guidance and strong assistance as surely as "a clear mountain stream." We are ready!

(Many thanks to everyone for sending the beautiful photographs of nature. They are "souvenirs" we have picked up on our journey on the "sight-seeing bus filled with tourists."  I often go far back into the cache for photos, so you never know when yours may show up. 

Also a note on Mars retrograde: Mars retrograde brings situations from the past back for review, reconsideration, and revision. It's about actions and reactions. The journey of Mars back into the past is underway through June 29/30.  Situations and conditions that happened between March 1-May 20, 2014, the last time Mars stationed retrograde, may return for revision. The same is true for the timeframe of January 4-April 17, 2016. Actions taken during these time are reconsidered. More on this as we follow along.)

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