New Moon Phase: begin, set intentions
Moon in Cancer
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Bagalamukhi, Goddess Who Dissolves Illusions
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East
Skill: instead of reacting, reactivate
True Alignments: vigor and vitality, love for life, changing one's mind, widening perception, admiration, rallying, building, safe and secure, faith, reverence, pleasure, standing the test of time, heightened intuition, finding beauty, new opportunities
Catalysts for Change: clinging or dependent, demanding (especially demanding to be heard), noisy, themind racing a mile a minute causing overwhelm or a headache (slow down). jealousy, superficial, overdoing it, losing a sense of wonder, putting too much emphasis on appearance, immaturity, tantrums, personal insecurities dominating thoughts, doubt and despair
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a woman activist in an emotional speech dramatizing her cause" (inner and outer alignment)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending; rising above the unraveling archontic control systems; the adventure of life)
Wise owls, we can save ourselves a lot of headache today if we RE-ACTIVATE instead of REACTING.
By this, if a situation or circumstance arises that prompts an immediate, knee-jerk, "old way" reaction, we interrupt that reaction before we respond, and do it a different way.
The generator for this today is the conjunction of Venus with the Sun -- a big deal. Exact conjunction occurs at 4:37 pm ET/8:47 pm UT, but this dynamic has been in effect for a few days and will remain in effect through Wednesday. Energy moves in waves, so it crests and wanes.
The Sabian symbol for the degree of the conjunction (16 Gemini 32) is "the head of a robust youth turns into that of a mature thinker." The force and vitality of youth is applied at a higher level, with a greater purpose involved.
The Venus-Sun conjunction makes angles (astrological aspects) with the South Node (the past) and the North Node (the future; destiny). The Sabian symbol for the degree of the South Node is "in a huge tent, a famous REVIVALIST conducts his meeting with a spectacular performance." The energy for reviving -- restoring life to something -- is dramatic (especially something that remains from the past).
The Sabian symbol for the degree of the North Node is "two girls playing with a Ouija board." When this energetic is in effect, we can feel like we have very little control over what is happening or what we are experiencing.
The easiest way to switch from "reacting" to "reactivating" is to reconnect with Gaia Sophia (Mother Nature) and Thelete (Father Sky). Wisdom and will united brings the fulfillment of hopes, wishes, and dreams.
It may also help to know that the following themes are in effect today with the energetics of the Venus-Sun transit:
1- NEWNESS - We are in the New Moon phase and "newness" is reinforced with the Earth located at the degree of "an Easter sunrise service." Things that feel like changes are opportunities. In astrology, a conjunction is equivalent to a New phase (like a New Moon, a beginning). So there is newness all around. What does the Venus-Sun transit seek to birth or rebirth within you?
2- MONEY - Venus rules money, so we will be aware of this tendency for money issues to come up today. Drama within the financial markets could be expected. The Black Moon is transiting opposite the Chiron Point (which also involves money." The Black Moon is discharging " a broken bottle and spilled perfume" and Saturn is discharging "a widow's past is brought to light." Dirty or double dealings could easily come out. As I mentioned in the New Moon in Gemini recording, Hillary Clinton has not fared well when the "broken bottle and spilled perfume" energetic is in effect. I have observed the connection for some time. The truth about the Clinton's "foundation" is unfolding. The fall cometh.
3 - MULTI-FACETED - Today Mercury disseminates the energetic of "a jewelry shop filled with the most magnificent jewels." Mercury rules our thoughts, and the light of the Venus-Sun conjunction will shine some brilliant gems.
4- MORALE AND ACHIEVEMENTS - A little bit of team-building or morale boosting by recognizing and appreciating others will go a very long way today. In general, people feel quite uncertain right now, so any attempt to secure the feeling of security is helpful.
The skills of spiritual warriors are practiced today through an artful maneuver of changing from reacting to reactivating. We will aim to be mature thinkers.
(Addendum being written now.)