Disseminating Moon Phase: share, communicate
Moon in Capricorn
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Chinnamasta, Goddess Who Expands the Mind
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East
True Alignments: service to humanity, messages delivered, compassion, accomplishing a lot, giving, renewed bonds and connections, bringing inner darkness to light, attunement with one's destiny, sharing with like-minded people, fellowship, uplifted
Catalysts for Change: discordant, difficulty changing, fussy, overdoing it, walling off, gloomy, dominating or intimidating, war, feeling undeserving, self-delusion, divide and conquer tactics, frustration, impatience
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year and Month: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending)
Mercury stations retrograde today (1:20 pm ET/5:20 pm UT), taking our "magic carpet ride" for the year in a new direction. This leg of our journey lasts until May 22, 2016, and is like the Sabian symbol for the degree of the retrograde: "an Indian warrior riding fiercely, human scalps hanging at his belt."
The fellowship of humanity claims its sovereignty in new and bold ways during this time.
The territory of our minds is freed with ferocity.
The inner warrior emerges to align with its true path.
The chains of domination are thrown off.
The energetic of the "Indian warrior riding fiercely" is hyper-aggressive. Conflicts are more likely. Anger is easily tapped. Be aware that these things are heightened today. People may try to "take your head off." We will ride around these things and transcend them.
The more knowledge we have about the dynamics, the better we are able to transcend them. To understand the full spectrum of what this Mercury retrograde is trying to re-work, re-do, re-align, and re-vise, we look at the totality of the day's energetics.
Today just happens to enact a special astrological energetic of the Moon making conjunction with Pluto while it makes a square to Uranus and a trine to the North Node. Let's break it down:
PLUTO - is located at the degree of "the Union Jack flies from a new British warship." The "Indian warrior" certainly would rail against imperialism. Pluto is the Planet of Transformation. What will be the state of The Empire by the time the Indian warrior finishes with it? The "state" of us will certainly be transformed. We will be even more empowered.
URANUS - is located at "the gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires." Ah. The warrior takes up his will and desire. She makes honest admissions to herself, confronts her fears, and sets her sights on brighter horizons. He is ready for surprises.
THE NORTH NODE - is located at "a caravan of cars headed to promised lands." The North Node represents destiny. During Mercury's retrograde, we come together with renewed vision. We line up, one by one, on the Magic Carpet Ride to the Intended Lands. The course is assured.
To fill out the picture (the ride), today we have the:
SUN - located at "a red cross nurse." With this, we cross into new territory, often to save ourselves. This energetic "triages" us if we are in any kind of crisis. It delivers compassion and care. It goes wherever it needs to, and does not recognize imposed boundaries. It brings faith and hope.
EARTH - located at "a fellowship supper reunites old comrades." We are a tribe of spiritual warriors, uniting in singular mission to free ourselves and our fellow humans to experience life unimpeded. We are One.
AND, BEAUTIFULLY, VENUS - is located at the Founding Energetic of "the music of the spheres." Recalibration occurs, especially within relationships and our ideas of home, comfort, security, interconnection, money, pleasure, and creative expression (since Venus is the planet).
What do you think? Does it sound pretty good to you?
We understand the higher purposes underpinning this Mercury retrograde, and we are wise to remember that:
1- ACCIDENTS ARE MORE COMMON, with the Uranus influence, so we will take extra care today. (I already accidentally broke a lamp this morning!) The rate of car accidents increases. Ride carefully and pay closer attention than usual.
2- HIGHER LEVELS OF ANGER are easily triggered. We give wide berth. The outcome of any outbursts serves to free up something.
3- EASY DOES IT to not overdo it. We can overwork and burn out when the "red cross nurse" energy is activated.
4- INTERPERSONAL AND TELE-COMMUNICATIONS may have issues. Have patience and let Mercury re-sort things. Step back and let it do its thing. Ride out of the way.
5- TRAVEL PLANS may be disrupted. Again, we practice the skill of patience.
This leg of the magic carpet ride reshapes the future, so we settle in for the journey until May 22. You may want to notate what is going on in your life, how you feel, what you hope for, and where you would like to be by the time we reach May 22. We can then review this part of the ride and gain wisdom.
Let's revise or recalibrate our ideas about Mercury retrograde this time. It is only trying to make things better by setting them straight. In this way, we are actually very fortunate. Safe travels today, everyone.
We remain in the solar-lunar month that sets the tone for the entire astrological year. It is also the month that we want to set goals, make wishes, and visualize dreams for the year.