Friday, May 13, 2016

First Quarter Moon Phase: step out of comfort zone; take action

 Moon in Leo

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Tara, Goddess Who Guides

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


True Alignments:  liberty, leadership, admiration, respect for boundaries, prepared, integration of new insights and information, synchronicities, new approaches, spiritual inspiration, shining stars, abilities and efforts recognized

Catalysts for Change:  control issues, conflict over territory, difficulties with interpersonal relationships and communication, aggression, violations, naïve, propaganda, ruthlessness, base level instincts and impulses, cutting someone down, not listening, domination

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a symbolic battle between swords and torches" (the might of light to rectify)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending the outworn ways, beliefs, and feelings of the past)

If you missed yesterday's report and the Friday the 13th energetics portended today, it remains posted below.  Adding to that, here are other things to keep in mind:

1- GETTING A MESSAGE OR INFORMATION - The conjunction of Venus and Mercury (which is retrograde) attempts to deliver something important to us.  Since Mercury is retrograde, the message or information may come about due to something going "sideways."  If we can hold judgment, the insight we need is available.  Communications may become muddled or confused.  Patience is required with this type of astrological aspect.  The conjunction occurs at the degree of the New Moon in Taurus, our current lunar cycle, with the accompanying Sabian symbol of "a symbolic battle between swords and torches," so things are coming to light.  It is an aggressive dynamic, and, in this case, can prompt sharp tongues and ugly words.  We want to transcend this tendency, and keep things aligned with Light.

2-   STANDING UP/CLAIMING ONE'S "TERRITORY"/CLAIMING ONE'S SOVEREIGNTY - The Sun's discharge of the Indian warrior with the scalps is paired with the Earth's discharge of "crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one inspired man."  The messages and information that seek us today provides guidance and inspiration.  Both symbols carry themes of power.  It's "take charge" energy.

3- HUNG UP OR CAUGHT UP IN A PROBLEM OR WORRY - If you mind has been on overdrive, it is a good idea to try to suspend that today, and allow a higher power to intervene.  The Crescent Moon phase ends and the First Quarter phase begins at 1:02 pm ET/5:02 pm UT.  The struggle of Crescent phase fades somewhat.  Open up space for solutions.

4- REVISIONS TO VALUES - The messages or information that the Mercury-Venus conjunction offers may change what we feel is important -- what we truly value.  Things are seen in a new light.

5- TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS/ACCIDENTS - Take extra care while driving today.  Be present.  Give wide berth.  Road rage and risky driving is prevalent.  Take your time and step aside from the fray.

We are blessed to be under Mars' dissemination of the Sabian symbol of "an old owl up in a tree."  Up in a tree, transcending what's happening at ground level, may be very wise today because the magic carpet ride will twist and turn.  We come to a new place by the end of it, but it is certainly a wild ride with these energetics.  Align with light, and in the midst of it all, remember to find beauty.

Let's reclaim Friday the 13th from the shadows of darkness.  Let's turn it inside out and make it about luck and life, not about stuck in strife.