Disseminating Moon Phase: communicate, share
Moon in Aquarius
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Tara, Goddess Who Guides
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East
Skill: change; adapt to change
True Alignments: able to compromise, breaking free, standing up for what is right, unity, acceptance, motivated for change, new awareness, release, examining the status quo and taking action, the importance of the individual, leadership, decisive, the essence of things
Catalysts for Change: argumentative, negative outlook, mood swings, obsessions, uncompromising, false starts, demanding, cover ups, hidden motives and rituals, greed, immature, greed, bossy, overreacting
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a symbolic battle between swords and torches" (understanding/becoming enlightened to something; the might of light)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending worries/difficulties, the past, the control system)
Today is a day of change. Mars, which is retrograde, is changing signs, leaving Sagittarius and re-entering Scorpio, and the Sun, Earth, and Venus are discharging variations on the same theme.
On the Magic Carpet Ride of 2016, the ability to adapt to change is essential.
This means we become as fluid as possible today, flowing with the changes instead of being rigid, resistant, and refusing.
Because we are a traumatized species in the process of coming out of our trauma syndrome, changes trigger fears in us. But the Planet of Changes, Uranus, is preparing to assist. Uranus will move to the 24th degree of Aries tomorrow, and Uranus only brings beneficial change. They are always for the better. So there is truly nothing to worry about. In fact, it means our luck is about to change. We are lucky to know this about Uranus.
Tomorrow Uranus will move from the energetic of "a woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load." Certainly Uranus seeks to release us from burdens today as it completes the discharge of this frequency of energy. It wants to "take a load off" of us. Today is a day to shed what weighs on us. Lucky for us, the Disseminating Moon phase provides optimal conditions for expressing thoughts and feelings, which goes a long way toward unburdening. This can come about in various ways, through conversations with others or even a conversation with a journal, for example. The purpose is to unburden or release.
Accompanying energetics for change, we have the Sun discharging "aroused strikers around a factory," the Earth discharging "deep within the depths of the Earth new elements are being formed," and Venus is discharging "a radical magazine, asking for change, displays a sensational front page."
So we have 1) recognizing a need for a change with the Sun, 2) deep inner changes with the Earth, and 3) potentially radical changes -- especially within relationships -- with Venus.
Individually and collectively, the fellowship of humanity undergoes a profound shift today.
Changes seem to be a little easier when you know they are coming. We have some time to adjust. The changes that come about today may be quite sudden and surprising, but the effects can be tempered by knowing change is in the air and remembering that the changes are for the better. Even things like accidents (especially things like accidents) will yield some sort of silver lining. Most often, that silver lining is not visible at the time of the event.
At 9:53 am ET/1:53 pm UT, Mars will leave Sagittarius and re-enter Scorpio. The day a planet changes signs can be quite intense (and often produces geophysical effects). When planets retrograde, they re-work things based on the nature of the planet. The nature of Mars is to provide energy and motivation to act, achieve, begin, survive, thrive, defend, and assert. The higher octave of Mars works for the good of all, and the lower octave of Mars works only for the good of self.
Mars is the original or first ruler of the sign of Scorpio. Pluto is now the primary ruler of Scorpio. By their natures, Pluto and Scorpio rule the 8th House -- the House of the Underworld, among other things. (In astrology, the 12 "houses" or "segments" of the zodiac represent certain areas of life experience.)
So, in a manner of speaking, today Mars re-enters the underworld. And we go with him.
Given the energetics of the Sabian symbols for today, we can accompany Mars very deeply into the journey. The underworld is not bad. It just provides another perspective. And since Mars is retrograding or moving backwards, it is re-working things for the better. We may be going back to something from the past, but it will yield valuable changes for the present and future.
Mars is fire energy, so its movement out of the fire sign of Sagittarius and into the water sign of Scorpio will be a nice relief from heightened aggression.
There is one more piece of this. Earlier this week, the Black Moon also entered Scorpio. Essentially, we now have the archetypal masculine and feminine energies united in Scorpio. From the watery depths of Scorpio, shadows of the underworld are revealed.
In another sense, Mars and the Black Moon are warrior energies. They represent the archetypes of the god and goddess of the battlefield. Mars and the Black Moon are now combined to engage this month's "symbolic battle between swords and torches" to bring the might of light into our lives and into the world.
Mars will continue to retrograde back through Scorpio until June 29 at 7:40 pm ET, when it will station direct. So we have a good little while with Mars re-working how we use our energy and resources.
Mars stationed retrograde on April 18, 2016, and on June 29 will station direct at 24 degrees of Scorpio. The Sabian symbol for this degree is "crowds coming down from the mountain to listen to one inspired man." This means that since April 18 Mars has been working toward this energetic.
For whom have crowds been "coming down the mountain" to hear? It is interesting, is it not?
This report traveled deeply, changing a lot. So, too, do we today. We keep in mind that changes are afoot, and we are luckier for it.
Happy Friday, everyone!