Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Full Moon Phase: clarity, realizations

Moon in Aquarius

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

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

Skill: go slowly; double check or make certain before making choices

True Alignments:  success, innovation, open minded, evolving understanding, growth, true leadership, ability to adjust, inclusion, truth revealed, adventure

Catalysts for Change: shocks, difficulty adapting to changes, lured off or tricked, restrictive perspective, self sabotage, suppressing, insincere, secret motivations

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month:  "a woman activist in an emotional speech dramatizing her cause"

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery"

Today is the last day of the "Solstice Full Moon" phase, which has been quite a powerhouse, not only because it was the Solstice at the time of the Full Moon, but also because the Full Moon occurred as a conjunction with the Galactic Center.

Higher levels of consciousness continue to stream important information to us on the last day of the "open channel" of the Full Moon phase.

With this framework in mind, here are the energetics in effect today to further the Solstice Galactic Center Full Moon phase's mission:

1- GO SLOWLY - The Sun reaches the degree that Venus discharged on Sunday, "an arctic explorer leads a reindeer through icy canyons."  Situations, circumstances, and feelings that were experienced on Sunday may be re-experienced today.  This energetic tells us that things may be more complicated than we realize.  Extra care should be taken.  We want to proceed slowly, with caution, and even gently, as deer medicine represents gentleness.  Situations that have "frozen up" or anything that is not progressing or happening the way we want may pose emotional challenges.  The wisdom here is to not struggle against conditions, but to carefully persevere through them.

2 - EMINANCE FRONT - People, places, and things can seem like something they aren't today, as we have Venus discharging "a group of rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade."  This sets the stage and leads into Uranus moving to the 25th degree of Aries and "a double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings."  Again, things may be more complicated than we thought they would be, especially simple promises.  Choices are involved.  Uranus will move to this degree tonight at 1:33 am ET/5:33 am UT.

3 - POTENTIAL FOR MISCOMMUNICATION - Mercury, Planet of Communication, comes to the degree of "two Chinese men speaking Chinese in a Western crowd."  Again, the wisdom is to go slowly, communicating with care, and repeating or restating things as necessary.  It is easy to feel like no one understands, but this is not the case.  Find common ground and go from there.

As these themes unfold today, there are a few other things we want to keep in mind because there are several grander factors in play that are influencing events:

1 - THE BLACK MOON CONTINUES TO OPPOSE THE CHIRON POINT UNTIL JUNE 26, bringing healing and teaching through wounding and painful experiences.  If this is aspecting in your chart, you may feel like your "torch" is being burned out by a "sword" a la last month's "symbolic battle between swords and torches."  Those with the Sun, Black Moon, or Chiron in Taurus or Scorpio are feeling this the most (along with those who have the Chiron Point dominant in their chars, as many OR readers do).  The Black Moon is discharging the degree of "a youth holding a lighted candle in a devotional ritual."  Maintain sight of your aspirations, and reinforce them by lighting a candle and saying a prayer.  Hold the line.  The transit ends June 26.

2- MARS CONTINUES ITS RETROGRADE UNTIL JUNE 29, so the way things are now are not necessarily the way they will be when Mars stations direct.  It is unadvisable to judge the outcome of any situation until after Mars stations direct.  Things are being re-worked.  Hold the line.  The transit ends June 29.

3- THE CRESCENT ENERGETIC OF "STRUGGLING" IS ON THE WANE AND ENDS JULY 4, with the New Moon in Cancer.  We are closing out the second of two months that are characterized, in the natural cycle of growth, as the time of perseverance and commitment to our hopes, wishes, and dreams.  Now is not the time to give up.  We are almost clear of it.  Hold the line.  The transit ends July 4.

Finally, the location of the Earth today reminds us of something important: "the human soul, in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment."  We are embodied.  Let's experience.