Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign
Moon in Pisces/Aries 9:10 pm ET/Tuesday 1:10 am UT
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Tara, Goddess Who Guides
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East
Skill: be a pioneer
True Alignments: non-judgmental, epiphanies, moving past a fear, breaking away from something that is limiting, a new opportunity, bringing light to something, caring, self-nurturance, open minded, a new outlook
Catalysts for Change: rationalizing behavior and actions, self-sacrifice just to keep the peace, defensive, arguments, unprepared, restriction of growth, clinging to the past, domineering, repeating an old pattern, divide and conquer tactics, heightened anger
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a symbolic battle between swords and torches" (reconciling the inner and the outer)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending the past, worries, difficulties)
Today, I will list the primary themes and then cover a couple of things coming ahead on our Magic Carpet Ride of 2016:
1- BE A PIONEER - The Sun discharges the energetic of "newly opened lands offer the pioneer new opportunities and experiences." This is a fabulous energetic to move past a fear or barrier to get to a better place (physically, mentally, emotionally). Pioneering requires breaking away from the familiar, to some degree or another. It also usually involves the unknown.
2- FULL PACK - Once again, Venus has our backs, helping us pioneer into the unknown with the re-activation of "a quiver filled with arrows." Recall that the Sun activated this energetic on Friday. Venus is "chasing" the Sun and will unite (conjunct) with it on June 6. (We can expect strong geologic effects that day, per the Electric Universe principle.)
As Venus chases the Sun, we can track the "variations on a theme" first when the Sun activates a degree and then again when Venus re-activates it. In other words, things that developed on Friday (events, moods, feelings, etc.) recur or are built upon today (since on Friday the Sun activated "a quiver filled with arrows" and today Venus reaches that degree).
The "quiver" in this Sabian symbol is filled, not empty. It is filled with what we need. When Venus discharges this degree, the quiver is filled with love. Anything can be accomplished with abundant love, and the fellowship of humanity is abundantly loved. Our quiver, our pack, our hearts are full. Where we take it from there is up to us.
3- LINKING - Today, we get smarter! We put things together and figure them out. The Earth is discharging the energetic of "the lamp of physical enlightenment at the left temple." Spirit and mind unite. This symbol underscores the need to be "in body" and to care for the body as a temple. This is wonderful for realigning and balancing. There may be some resistance with this, as Mercury completes its discharge of "the symbolic battle between swords and torches." Dualities are trying to reconcile.
4- ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY AND BEING LENIENT - Mars (retrograde) is now at the degree of "an Indian woman pleading to the chief for the lives of her children." There may be a need to stand up for someone (or oneself). Take a look at any hierarchy (any power and control dynamic) before making a case.
Finally, at 10:23 am ET/2:23 pm UT, the Black Moon will move to 2 degrees of Scorpio and "a broken bottle and spilled perfume." The Black Moon will discharge this energetic through June 8. It will be in effect when the Sun opposes Saturn on June 3, at the New Moon in Gemini on June 4, and when Venus conjuncts the Sun on June 6. June 3-8 will be energetically intensive.
But today we have the beginnings of some things breaking loose, spilling over, and becoming known.
Pioneers make the unknown known. The Black Moon begins to speed the process, and the magic carpet ride continues to relate wondrous sights. What is new today?
(NOTE: The Black Moon is now one degree closer to opposition with the Chiron Point, the energy of the wounded healer and teacher. Those with the Sun, Black Moon, or Chiron in Taurus or Scorpio, be aware that your "rebirth" experience may be sharper or cut a little deeper until the Black Moon moves out of range of the Chiron Point (June 26). Be gentle with yourself, rest when you feel tired, and turn your feelings over to the energetics of the transit if they become overwhelming. Release your burden.)