Saturday, June 18, 2016

Gibbous Moon Phase: trust, the magic of life

Moon in Sagittarius

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom):  Bagalamukhi, Goddess Who Dissolves Illusions

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

Skill:  awaken or reawaken an ability; gain insight from an elevated perspective

True Alignments:  the heights of spirituality and creativity, seeing clearly, connecting the pieces to see the whole, recognizing potentials, learning from the past, the magic of the imagination, precession, planning for the future, current information

Catalysts for Change:  detachment, denial, limbo, the last to know, jealousy, narrow-minded, arrogance, unacceptable, self-deprecation, hard on self, foolishly trusting, false flags, manipulation, unsettled

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a woman in an emotional speech dramatizing her cause" (the rise of the inner self; the rise of the grassroots)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending the old paradigm; realizing the door to the cage of consciousness is open)

The magic carpet ride kicks into high gear today, as Venus discharges the energetic of "a man on a magic carpet observes vast vistas below him."

Vast vistas.  What vast vista, what big picture, do you see today?  What is spreading itself out widely for you to see?  What opportunities are being offered?  What is beneath you? What do you see for the future?

Looking from the perspective of a vast vista, the Magic Carpet Ride of Solar-Lunar Year 2016 is about rising above the chaos and strife of a civilization in transition.  This involves a certain degree of acceptance.  The status of things now are what they are, and they are changing.  Rapidly.

With this today, Saboath the Sun discharges the energetic of "the first mockingbird of spring sings from the tree top."  Fresh insight gained from an elevated level -- once again the perspective of a "vast vista."  From a great height, the first mockingbird sings.

In Animal Speak, Ted Andrews writes that the mockingbird symbolizes the awakening of abilities: "Look for new opportunities on your path to sing forth your own song.  Awaken and express your abilities.  Do not hold back."

At 9:07 pm ET/1:07 am UT, the Moon will conjunct Saturn at the degree of "a flag turns into an eagle that crows."  Saturn is trying to push us into the best possible situations for us, but it often does this by showing us our error, folly, illusion, or naiveté.

All of these symbols involve the air, which is quite fitting as the Sun is moving through the last two degrees of Gemini, an air sign.  Air symbolizes mental activity in astrology.  Today's situations and circumstances may be a lot to process, and periodic rests are recommended.  This will give the intense neural activity a chance to catch up.

(It bears noting that the heart is part of the neural system also, as neural cells are also located in the heart.  Your heart may be just as affected by the magic carpet ride today as your mind.)

The symbol of a flag turning into an eagle that crows is about transition -- changes from one way to another.  In my experience, this symbol actually reads "a flag THAT FLIES turns into an eagle that crows AND SOARS."

Let's crow, sing, and soar along vast vistas today.  What does the first mockingbird have to tell us and what does the magic carpet ride show us?  It can take us high enough.

See you on the ride tomorrow.

(P.S. for Wise owl musicians:  Today's energetics highly favor creating and playing music.  Refresh it.)