Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign
Moon in Taurus
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Dhumavati, Goddess Who Sorts and Refines
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Kathe, God of the South
Skill: listen to your heart
True Alignments: perseverance through obstacles, seeing the glass half full, reassurance, compromise, enhancing the best qualities, choices, building on what has been established, thinking twice before disclosing or revealing, getting back to nature, inspiration, creating works of art, the beginning of opportunities being presented
Catalysts for Change: selfish, fooling and foolish, fears about capability, ageism, challenges with "putting oneself out there," narrow-minded, clouding or shrouding a bigger picture, propaganda, cults of personalities, hyper-focused on current events and taken on an emotional roller coaster (don't stare at the darkness too long), immobilized
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast" (facing things)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending)
What does your heart tell you today?
The heart's guidance is important today, as there are energetics in effect that tend to induce DRAMA, RITUAL, AND THEATRE.
The Earth is located at the degree of "a masked figure performs ritualistic acts in a mystery play." Venus is discharging the energetic of "American Indians perform a ritual to the Sun." And Saturn will move to "a theatrical representation of a golden goddess of opportunity."
With these, we are aware that some things easily appear not as they seem. We look behind the scenes of the drama, ritual, and theatre to see what is actually happening. We see the actual "gold" or value or validity of things, situations, and circumstances.
Each of us is a player in the grand narrative, that is being written in real time. The question is: In which narrative are you cast? What story are you living? Is it aligned with the narrative of the rise of humanity? Is it aligned with personal and collective liberation?
"A show" is certainly being put on to redirect our focus onto heartbreak, loss, and grief for humanity. Masked figures are performing to lead us astray -- away from golden opportunities for life, love, and joy.
It is important to feel our feelings as terror and violence abound. The Black Moon in Scorpio can take us heavily into the darkness of Scorpio's Underworld. The Moon in Taurus, Scorpio's opposite, strongly reinforces this energetic, and will do so until the Moon moves into Gemini tomorrow. And, the Sabian symbol or energetic frequency for this Third Quarter Moon phase is "a widow at an open grave."
I report these not to emphasize the sadness, but to help us understand that the particular combination of energetics right now would naturally elicit feelings of grief and loss even if the level of terror was not happening. When a new trauma occurs, it builds on old traumas. Old traumas are often triggered or re-experienced. We are processing the grief and sorrow of our lives. This is no easy feat.
But it does signify a turn, because as we process the feelings, they no longer have a hold on us. Soon, much that we no longer need to carry with us will be purged. And that is a good thing because there are many golden opportunities ahead.
The masked figures of the cabal that are being unmasked are attempting to have us believe otherwise. But when masks are taken down, healing occurs. Healing is what is happening.
Mercury moves to the degree of "after a heavy storm, a rainbow." We know that there are golden opportunities after a storm. Release from stresses and worries of the mind come with this energetic. Answers and information can come at any time to end any internal "heavy storms." Seeing the good or the blessings in our lives often helps. Those things are there, even if we do not feel like they are.
UPDATING, NEW APPROACHES, and REFRESHMENT are indicated today with the Sun discharging "an old-fashioned conservative woman is confronted by an up-to-date girl." Indeed the times are changing. This energetic wants to free us from things that are taken as given. Anything we want to change about ourselves (including but far beyond the conception of appearances and images) is supported by the Sun today. We may be faced with a choice, likely about something from the past that continues to have a hold.
I conclude as I began: what does your heart tell you today? Let's listen carefully and follow.
Note: Saturn is retrograde (appears to move backward) until August 13, and will station direct (appears to move forward once again) at the degree of the "golden haired goddess of opportunity" energetic on August 13. Saturn will not make it to the next degree until August 30, so we will have many golden opportunities that will cross our magic carpet ride until then. How lucky.