Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream, prepare to begin anew
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: be lighthearted, find humor
True Alignments: relaxation, concern, back to basics, assessment of true values, the power of We the People, getting to the real issue, resolutions, considerate, recognizing consequences, color, abundance, dazzling
Catalysts for Change: manipulation through persuasion, playing the fool, un-actualized, wasting time, reckless, sacrificing, need to be the center of attention, cover ups, henpecking, disregarding, bickering, materialism, head on confrontations, imbalance, demanding
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a woman in an emotional speech dramatizing a cause" (the activation of will and desire; integration of the inner sacred feminine and masculine)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending the dissolving control paradigm)
Welcome to today's "show."
All of the world is a stage today, with the drama of this month coming to finale as we move through the Balsamic Moon phase and toward the New Moon on Monday, July 4. Here are the characters and the roles they are playing on the stage today:
1- THE FOOL OR THE COMEDIAN: Laughter is the best medicine today. Finding the humor in situations that are challenging is absolutely the best way to handle the energetics today. The Sun is discharging the energetic of "a clown caricaturing well-known personalities." Lighthearted attitudes keep things moving along. This symbol also asks if there is something that we should take more seriously. There is potential for "masking" or exaggerating the truth.
2- THE PEACOCK: Standing out or overlooked? These issues come with the Earth at "pheasants display their brilliant colors on a private estate." This energetic brings the theme of luxury, which can be many things unrelated to money. What is truly luxurious to you? With the Moon moving into Gemini, we are prone to seek out at least a semblance of the answer to that question. Proceed with care, as there is always a caution of not being a "game bird" with this dynamic.
3- THE CAT AND THE MOUSE: Mercury returns to "a cat arguing with a mouse," bringing a lot of to and fro, back and forth, and on and off. The feeling of needing to justify something (one's position, cause, actions, feelings) is stronger. Extra effort is often needed with communications in order for them to be clearly understood. Imbalances are addressed with this energetic, especially imbalance with values.
4- THE HEN: Venus is discharging "a hen scratching for her chicks" and the energetic of wanting to satisfy needs or wanting to have needs satisfied. Devotion is an element of this frequency of energy. If you have felt overwhelmed by responsibilities, a weekend that is in a Balsamic Moon phase (like this weekend) provides the opportunity to relax and recharge. In a truly nature-oriented civilization, work and responsibilities would be minimized during Balsamic Moon phase because it is the time of release. We "weed out" what we do not want to carry with us into the next lunar month. We head into the mystic during Balsamic Moon phases.
And...later today, Mercury will move to the degree of "at a railroad crossing, an automobile is wrecked by a train." This energetic favors the collective and the needs of the many over the needs of the few or the one. Since the energetic of standing out in a crowd or being noticed and appreciated or recognized is in effect with the peacock/pheasants Sabian symbol, the tendency would be to further one's agenda, but this is not supported. In other words, today is not a good day to ask for something like a raise. "Collisions" of values and emotions occur with this energetic. Uranus, the planet that rules accidents, is not being aspected today, which would increase the potential for serious accidents. However, extra care should be taken when traveling.
That's all for today, wise owls. Happy Friday!