Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Sunday, May 8, 2016

New Moon Phase: intend, begin, visualize

Moon in Gemini

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Tara, Goddess Who Guides

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

Skill:  look back and learn

True Alignments: feeling what is in the wind, sparks of creativity or emotion, new opportunities, brand new/big ideas, resting the mind, the outer matching the inner, messages and synchronicities, integration, flowing

Catalysts for Change:  wasting energy, disconnected from emotions, the outer not matching the inner, always searching and never satisfied, outright denial or refusal, going too fast or getting ahead of oneself, gossip, uncooperative, control issues

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a symbolic battle between swords and torches" (maintaining sight, enlightenment)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending the old paradigm, our old paradigms)

Yesterday the Sun was discharging the energetic of "a woman airing an old bag through a sunny window."  It brings light to situations and airs or clears them out.  Did you experience this?  The energetic was greatly amplified because the it is similar in nature to the energetic for the next month of "a symbolical battle between swords and torches."  Both endeavor to help us see clearly or cleanly.

Like all of the Sabiain symbols, the symbol of "a woman airing an old bag through a sunny window" evokes different images for everyone.  I particularly like to ask people what their mind's eye turns these words into.  What do you see?

Who is the woman?  Where is the woman?  Is she alone or with anyone?  Is she in a structure or a vehicle?  Is she stationary or moving?  What does the bag look like?  What color is it?  How is the bag held (handles, strap, drawstring, etc.)?  What was in the bag? How does she feel?

The Sabian symbols are a "sand tray" for the mind.  Having been trained in sand tray therapy and using it with trauma victims, my anecdotal evidence suggests that it is very effective.  The Soul, via The Psyche will send messages of enlightenment -- messages of assistance.  So, looking back to yesterday, how did this "picture frequency" play into your life?

Saturn, which is retrograde ("turned and moving backwards"), has moved to the degree in the sky of the Sabian symbol of "the ground hog looking for its shadow on Ground Hog Day," adding to the power of looking back and gaining enlightenment.

Suns and shadows indeed.

Today the Earth is discharging "a parrot listening and then talking, repeats a conversation he has overheard."  The "repetition" element of this energetic adds yet another layer to the theme today of "looking back."

As we look back we are also moving forward because truly time is relative.  The insight, understanding, or "enlightenment" we are gaining molds our present and future.  It's malleable, organic, and fluid all at the same "time."

So as we look back today, we are also moving forward with the dynamics of the Sun at "a new continent rising out of the ocean, " and Mercury at "wisps of clouds, like wings, are streaming across the sky."  The insight, understanding, or "enlightenment" we are gaining leads the way to new opportunities and possibilities.  Big ones.

The Moon in Gemini will oppose Saturn in Sagittarius at between 11:00 am ET/3:00 pm UT and 12:32 pm ET/4:32 pm UT.  During that time the Moon will be discharging the energetic of "two Dutch children talking."  This is the Sabian symbol or theme for the next lunar cycle, the Gemini lunar cycle that begins on June 4.  Things that develop during this timeframe provide foreshadowing of the themes happening next month.

When the Moon and Saturn are in aspect, it can be a drag -- as in not fun.  We tend to take things much too seriously.  We also tend to be very hard on ourselves (and others, though less so).  With this aspect, any type of rejection is keenly felt, as is any circumstance involving dishonesty.

The high end of the spectrum of the Moon-Saturn aspect brings energy for structuring/creating or re-structuring/re-creating.  Our emotional bodies seek containment.  We are guided toward what is meaningful.

This month we are maintaining our sights on our ideals, aims, and dreams for our future world.  As we take a look back today (and even possibly as we go into the shadow lands), we remember to keep our eyes on the prize.