Crescent Moon Phase: persevere through challenges
Moon in Leo
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Bagalamukhi, Goddess Who Dissolves Illusions
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East
True Alignments: untapped potential, working together to form a plan or rough outline, information from others, understanding the clue or getting the message, invoking one's power, the rightful place, many parts making the whole, long-lasting
Catalysts for Change: unclear, uncompromising, disconnected, homelessness, withdrawal, mixed messages, unsettled, hyper vigilance, discord, divide and conquer, mentally or physically invading, lowering the bar
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 (ride) of Oriental imagery"
Today we begin the Crescent Moon phase of the lunar month. This lunar month is like a month-long Crescent Moon phase. In the parallel of the cycle of growth of a plant, we are in the time of the "growing season" when the seed that has been planted makes its way through the darkness of the soil to come out into the light of day. In the natural cycle, this is the time of persevering through challenges to our hopes, wishes and dreams.
Since this is the second month that is month-long Crescent energy, and we now enter the Crescent Moon phase of it, the characteristics of Crescent are heavily concentrated and intense. This is why people from all walks of life and belief are commenting on how strange the energy seems right now. The need for perseverance is pervasive.
The next lunar month is not month-long Crescent energy (two is the limit). The Next lunar month begins on July 4th, Independence Day in the US, and we will feel a release from the pull of Crescent energy.
For today, these themes and issues that we could encounter on our magic carpet ride of life:
1 - FEELINGS OF HOME MIXED IN WITH MOVING FORWARD AND MOVING ON TO WHAT IS BETTER - Several Sabian symbol speak of the notion of "home."
EARTH: "pelicans, disturbed by the garbage of people, move their young to a new habitat"
MARS: "Indians making camp in new territory"
BLACK MOON: "neighbors help in a house-raising part in a small village" (the Black Moon just moved to this degree)
Acknowledging, adjusting or acclimating to changes in our feelings about our personal and collective sense of security, home, and connections with others is an element. There may be general "creeping unease." Conditions in our lives may be changing rather rapidly, but the underlying foundation of the energetic steers us toward what provides more nourishment for the heart and soul.
2- WISDOM FROM PAST EXPERIENCE OR WISDOM THAT IS FOUND IN AN ANCIENT OR SPIRITUAL SOURCE - We have a 'library," a "museum," and a "park" with:
SUN: "a large archaic volume reveals a traditional wisdom"
NEPTUNE: "a sword used in many battles in a museum"
MERCURY: "a well-kept public park"
The library of traditional wisdom lies not only in volumes of books, but also in the volume of our experiences. The "inner library" of our experiences provides everything we need. The degree of the Sun today (20 Gemini) is related to the Akashic Records. So our inner library is indeed vast.
The museum in this symbol is a history museum and possibly a war museum. The veteran sword that is displayed may be part of a single piece or part of an exhibit. Regardless, things from the past are in view right now, potentially cutting across our path and diverting or distracting us toward something else. Is there something that needs to be put away or put behind or put down?
Order, structure, and neatness applied to natural settings provides easy access to connect with nature in a different way. There is a lot of room to move, and this energetic is strong today. Working together is highlighted here.
A final note: Saturn and Neptune are in square. Saturn wants order, structure, and discipline. Neptune is nebulous, uncontained, and other-worldly. The combination creates a push-pull. Since it is a square that is effect, changes in direction may accompany it.
In the midst of all of this, all we really need to remember today is that the need for perseverance is pervasive. The little seeds of hopes, wishes, and dreams are finding their ways to the surface.