Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream

Moon in Aries/Taurus 1:12 pm ET/5:12 pm UT

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Chinnamasta, Goddess Who Expands the Mind

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

Skill: multiple (see below)

True Alignments:  trying new things, paying attention, willingness to relate, choosing to see blessing that are around, simplicity, shining the inner light, observation, recognizing when to pause, independence, gaining wisdom, the spirit of liberty

Catalysts for Change: out of touch, unsupported or unsupportive, rigid, breaking or cracking, lost in worry, boring, exaggeration, forcing the issue, impatient, gloomy, insincere, feelings of failure, inattentive, insecure

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending worries, difficulties, control systems)

We will pick up today at the end of the Moon's transit through Aries with a reminder of the energetics for this time period, as mentioned yesterday:

Between 12:18 am ET/4:18 am UT and 10:21 am ET/2:21 pm UT, the Moon conjuncts Uranus at the degree of "the gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires."  Uranus says, "I have the answer," and we say, "Let it be."  There is no fighting Uranus.  It helps to know that it is opening the way for what we desire.  Our "inner Thelete," our inner sacred masculine, our will, is heard. (Moon conjunct Uranus)

And finally, between 10:22 am ET/2:22 pm UT and 1:11 pm ET/5:11 pm UT, the Moon will oppose the Black Moon at the degree of "mankind's vast enduring effort to reach for knowledge transferable from one generation to the next."  This is very much related to the overall theme of "bridging from one thing to another" with its imagery of transferring.  The symbol is specific in its value of the knowledge gained under this energetic.  It lasts.  So things that we come to as we bridge are lasting and stable.  They survive and thrive with the tests of time. (Moon opposite Black Moon)

At 1:12 pm ET/5:11 pm UT, the Moon moves to Taurus, paving the way for the New Moon in Taurus tomorrow at 3:30 pm ET/7:30 pm UT.

In preparation for the New Moon tomorrow, we follow the directive of the Balsamic Moon phase to release what we do not want to carry with us into the next lunar cycle.  Balsamic Moon phase is the time to "weed out" our "field of consciousness" to begin anew with the best possible circumstances.

This means that the mindset, feelings, beliefs, and hopes, wishes, and dreams (or the lack thereof) that we have today influence the "quality" of our experience next month.  In other words if we "load in" poor quality nutrients (fears and worries), our experience will not be as rich. 

The cessation of negativity is needed on this last day of the month that sets the tone for the rest of the solar-lunar year.

This is no easy feat when much of the day's energetics are dominated by a Moon-Black Moon conjunction, which naturally brings up fears and negativity.

But this also brings up an opportunity.  The ability to transcend a fear, worry, or issue is greatly heightened right now, and when we turn that fear, worry, or issue over to a higher power (i.e. release it), we perform an act of power. 

Acts of spiritual power underlie the entire next lunar cycle, as it discharges the energetic of "a symbolic battle between torches and swords."  Light overcomes might.

Negative thoughts seek to do battle with us today, but we seek only to recognize them and send them on their way, understanding that they are not needed.  In fact, are they real or true at all?

To navigate the field of consciousness today with intention and mission, knowing these specific themes are in effect may help:

1- GAINING OR LOSING INTEREST:  The Sun discharges the energetic of "an old teacher fails to interest his pupils in traditional knowledge."  We may move back and forth between our feelings or opinions about things throughout the day.  The notion of "been there, done that" may come up.  A new approach to something will work best.

2- CHOOSING HAPPINESS: Many things may cross our minds that tempt us to see through the glass darkly or see it as half empty.  We want to counter these thoughts.  What and how we think today will have great effect on the battle of consciousness that will wage next lunar cycle.  How hard is it, really, to cancel out a thought?  It requires only a choice and the engagement of our Will.  The Earth discharges the frequency of "a girl's face breaking into a smile."  Let's choose to help Gaia Sophia smile today.

3- STOPPED, ON HOLD, OR GROUNDED: Venus comes to the degree of "a sleigh without snow," which tends to stop things in their tracks, and Mercury retrograde moves back to the degree of "a white dove flying over troubled waters."  So if we come to a roadblock, obstacle, or barrier, we will not force the issue.  We stop and take flight.  Leave it be for a while.  Come back to it later with a refreshed perspective.  The time out will enable the situation to proceed in a better way.

The insight we gain from releasing, rising above, and refreshing things today empowers our experience of the future.  The Taurus lunar cycle, which begins tomorrow, is one of the most important (if not the most important, as I understand it from the Wisdom Goddesses) cycles of this new solar-lunar year.

All wise owls should prepare their accoutrements of consciousness.  Tomorrow, we join the Forces of Light to further the ongoing mission of restoring the balance and goodness of Life.