Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign

Moon in Taurus/Gemini 2:17 pm ET/6:17 pm UT

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom):  Dhumavati, Goddess Who Sorts and Winnows

Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Kathe, God of the South

Skill: broaden/gain perspective

True Alignments:  standing up for self or others, recognizing patterns, lenient and forgiving, self expression, seeing in a new light, signatory, experience, courage, finding a new way, gradual understanding, operating from a new outlook, fun loving, making improvements

Catalysts for Change:  putting off until tomorrow what needs to be done today (please don't shoot the messenger!), missing people, missing things, ignoring information, feeling like one is going nowhere, dominating others, sacrifice, negative coping mechanisms, unwanted side effects, trendy

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast" (facing)

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

Today the mighty Sun discharges the energetic of "the constellations of stars in the sky."  The sky is the limit today!

Let's see what the constellations of stars tell us:

NEW BEGINNINGS, ENDEAVORS, PERSPECTIVES, AND FEELINGS are highlighted today.  Mercury is located at the degree of "daybreak, the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky."  What sweet relief a chance for a new beginning can be.  Light returns to help us see and realize.  Perceptions and perspectives change when this energetic is in effect.  Transitions are facilitated.  Changes of mind and mood occur.

A slight element or sense of loss related to something that is letting go may come up.  The nature of life is for the Sun to set and for it to rise.  Change is the way of the Universe.  We want to allow and flow with this natural rhythm today.

Adding to the theme of new beginnings, endeavors, perspectives and feelings is the Earth at "a child born out of an eggshell."  We have the emergence of new ways of doing things, as well as the fruition of projects that have been under construction.  Ideas are hatched under this dynamic.

Fears about failure and self-persecution about perceived weaknesses and mistakes may arise.  It may be hard to trust that new beginnings, endeavors, perspectives, and feelings are valid or even possible.  All things are possible, especially today, since the sky is the limit.  We do not want to box ourselves in with fear or limit our hopes, wishes, and dreams.  It's much wiser to use the energy to make wishes upon "constellations of stars."  Wishes engage and direct our will and desire.  It is very important to not give up hope for the future or become mired in distrust right now.

It may take a couple of attempts to get the new beginning, endeavor, perspective, or feeling underway or off the ground, as Venus is discharging "intoxicated chickens dizzily flap their wings trying to fly."  With this dynamic, we break through the fugue or fog of old paradigms that confuse our minds.  In my experience, this energetic creates high levels of success, but tends to doubt the capability to succeed.  Mostly this involves timing and patience. 

When the "dizzy chickens" archetypal energy is in effect, we may seek escape through something (that intoxicates) or from something (that hinders) in order to gain perspective.  Ultimately, the "dizzy chickens" energetic shows us where we need to accept personal responsibility.  When we do, opportunities open.

Third Quarter Moon phase is the time of the lunar month where we examine all that has transpired, take responsibility for it, and revise our thinking and plans.  We examine what has developed with the wish or intention set at the New Moon.  That was back on July 4 - which seems like an eternity ago, doesn't it.  Much has happened in the world since then.  What needs to be revised or realigned?  Third Quarter Moon phase is the time for that.

So, on our year long "magic carpet ride" with the cycles of the Sun and Moon, today the sky is the limit.  Let's fly this magic carpet like an eagle, soaring and gaining perspective today.