Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, complete
Moon in Pisces
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Tara, Goddess Who Guides
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East
Skill: rectify or make something better
True Alignments: support, sincerity, protection, last minute saves, creativity, beauty, offerings, self care, recognizing a good thing when you see it, ability to redirect the course, the mysteries of life
Catalysts for Change: always chasing something else, mistrust, propaganda, unsupportive, shake ups, diving in without looking, self-sabotage or working against oneself, control issues, loss of faith or belief, drama
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month:" a symbolic battle between swords and torches" (becoming enlightened to something; the might of light)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending)
Today we enter the seventh of the eight phases of the Moon, the Third Quarter phase, which essentially signals the end of this lunar month. The eighth Moon phase, the Balsamic Moon phase, exists "out of time" somewhat, because it is the transition phase into new energy. We revise and realign before preparing for the New.
Today, Mercury, which has newly stationed direct or is appearing to move forward in the sky once again, returns to the degree/energetic theme for this month: "a symbolic battle between swords and torches."
Mercury rules our thoughts, thinking processes, and communications. We think about things in a new light today. We see and understand something that has eluded us. The psyche wants to "put down" a battle it has had with itself. The energetic of the "symbolic battle between swords and torches" helps us overcome anything in which we are mired.
This may come about as a result of something "falling down," "falling short," "falling away," "shaking up," or "taking a downturn." The Sun is discharging the energetic of "an airplane performing a nosedive." There can be a tendency to self-sabotage when this frequency of energy is in effect. Defiance is more common, but the higher purpose of the energy is to take care of ourselves or save ourselves from something. We pull up.
New directions (even with things that seem too good to be true) are offered with the Earth discharging "a theatrical representation of a golden-haired goddess of opportunity." Each of us is playing out a story - a narrative. Internal or external shifts happen today to put us on the path of opportunities. Using discernment is always best, so look twice at things before acting. We do not want to be fooled by an act, play, or performance.
To assist, Venus discharges "an old fashioned well," which tells us that the golden opportunities and the new perspectives we gain are those which are supportive and sincere, not degenerative and halfway. We have a plentiful "well of experiences" from which to draw and discern. The hardest part may be believing that something better could actually result. We rarely expect "better," but it is time to rectify that. Today's energetics help.
Today, Spirit turns over the controls of our magic carpet rides. We can take them anywhere we would like it to go. All of the world is our stage.