Gibbous Moon Phase: trust, magic
Moon in Libra
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Tara, Goddess Who Guides
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East
Skill: hold the line; think twice
True Alignments: cooperation and collaboration, like attracting like, getting a result, standing up for others and ourselves, making a case, forgiveness, harmony, determination, confidence, releasing responsibility or shame, seeing new opportunities and beginnings, the continued rise of the grassroots
Catalysts for Change: playing games, unfinished, commitments that do not bring satisfaction, working with a team but taking all the credit, trying to dominate or intimidate others, sacrificing self, stressful environments revealed, overly competitive, aggression, repeating a self-sabotaging pattern, invading territory or space
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a symbolic battle between swords and torches" (becoming enlightened to something)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending worries, old beliefs and systems)
If we could hear the music of the spheres (the planets) right now, we would hear a particularly frenetic part of the arrangement. There is a lot going on.
Let's break it down and also spool up the "FTL" (faster than light) on the "magic carpet" for a look a little bit ahead:
1- QUICK CHANGES - The Moon will oppose Uranus today, but this time around is much more impactful. This is because it is the last time for 9 years that the Moon will be in the same sign as the Black Moon (and the fact that Uranus is opposite in Aries this time). The Moon will move out of Libra and into Scorpio tomorrow at 1:58 am ET/5:58 am UT, ending the massive push for change that is happening. It is epic or monumental (as in marking a point in time) levels of change. The exact opposition of the Moon and Uranus occurs today at 11:22 am ET/3:22 pm UT, but is effectively in operation until the Moon leaves Libra.
2- RELEASE OF BURDENS IN ANTICIPATION OF NEW BEGINNINGS OR OPPORTUNITIES - At the time of the opposition between the Moon and Uranus, the Moon will be located at the Sabian symbol energetic of "a chanticleer's (rooster's) voice heralds the rising Sun with exuberant tones," and Uranus will be located at "a woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load."
The last days of the Black Moon in Libra are producing "rebirthing" effects for everyone to some degree of another, but especially for those with the Sun, Black Moon, or Chiron in Aries or Libra. Today's energetics seek the release of something we have been carrying, possibly for a long time. The "internal battle of swords and torches" wants to come to an end with the release of something that weighs on us.
As the Black Moon transitions into Scorpio (exact movement on Sunday, May 21 at 10:52 am ET/2:52 pm UT), those with the Sun, Black Moon, or Chiron in Taurus or Scorpio are most likely feeling the approach of the Black Moon. A lack of energy combined with feelings of loss and concerns about security for the future are the first signs. Wise owls who fall into this category are beginning the time of rebirth. See my book on the Black Moon (which is available for free download) on the Books tab for more information. Be assured that I will be tracking this time just as I have with the Black Moon in Libra, so there will be help along the way. We are always better from the transits of the Black Moon, so prepare to become a better (happier, more balanced, and more spiritually aligned) you.
3- TWO BY TWO AND GAMES - At 6:39 pm ET/10:39 pm UT, Mars (which is retrograde through June 30) moves to the degree of "two men playing chess." The Sun is discharging another energetic of "two's" today with "two cobblers working at a table." Cobblers make shoes (I have come to understand that the term "cobbler" is not as widely known as it used to be). Shoes offer protection in our travels. Chess is a game of strategy and forethought -- the mind has to travel ahead to plan moves. What does this evoke for you? What needs to happen?
Endeavors, projects, goals, ideals that are underway in collaboration with another (especially someone of like mind or "resonance") are greatly supported today.
4- INSTINCTS - What is natural or native to us comes out today. Two Sabian symbols images involving Native Americans are in effect today. The Earth is located at "an Indian woman pleading for the lives of her children," and Venus moves to the familiar "an Indian warrior riding fiercely, human scalps hanging at his belt." The "Indian warrior riding fiercely" energetic has been hyper-active lately, but today it focuses on interpersonal relationships, since Venus is activating it. Metaphorically speaking, the tendency is for "heads to roll." This can manifest in any type of interpersonal relationship (professional, romantic, familial, etc.) The combination of these two Sabian symbols suggests that there me some degree of guilt, remorse, or shame after one "unleashes." Let's by-pass all of this. Clear, concise communications delivered respectfully are best.
5- A LOOK AHEAD - Several major astrological events are on the horizon. Here is a list so that we can be aware of the timing, along with some key intel:
BLACK MOON ENTERS SCORPIO - SATURDAY, MAY 21 - 10:52 am ET/2:52 pm UT - A major transition of energetics occurs, just before the Full Moon. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and is "underworld" energy. What has been in the shadows of the underworld will be brought to light during the Black Moon's transit of Scorpio. Look out new world order. The King of the Fairies (the Sacred Masculine) cometh and his name is Thelete.
FULL MOON - SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016 - 5:14 pm ET/9:14 pm UT - Mars at 02 Sagittarius will be conjunct Full Moon. The Sabian symbol energetic involved is "an ocean covered with whitecaps." It will be an intense Full Moon with Mars there. Things go deep.
MERCURY STATIONS DIRECT - SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 - 9:20 am ET/1:20 pm UT - Mercury finally sling shots forward again, enabling things to progress. Mercury stations direct at the degree of "a man with a rakish (tattered) silk hat muffled against the cold braves a storm." End of storm.
And this is the end of this very long report. Hang in there, everyone. The magic carpet ride is getting interesting!