Balsamic Moon Phase: release, prepare to begin a new cycle
Moon in Cancer
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Bagalamukhi, Goddess Who Dissolves Illusions
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Ian, God of the East
Skill: open up; expand perception
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a woman activist in an emotional speech dramatizing a cause" (the inner self coming forward)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending the past)
The drama of this lunar month ends today, with the energetics favoring openness, willingness, focus, sincerity, discernment, and effort:
With an open heart, we discern our sincere will and desire.
OPENNESS AND STRENGTH is discharged by the Sun at the Sabian symbol of "one hand slightly flexed with a prominent thumb." This energetic involves willingness to "extend" oneself or be open to vulnerability. Flexibility and patience with circumstances and situations is often necessary. We expand our perceptions, feelings, and beliefs to find a true course - our sincere will and desire.
FOCUS on the reality of situations comes with the Earth at the degree of "a fire worshipper meditates on the ultimate realities of existence." This energy involves skill, facing fears or risks, and directing our intentions. It also represents kundalini rising. Our minds are powerful and belief becomes reality. What are your beliefs right now? Is there something you need to alter before the New Moon tomorrow?
DISCERNING SINCERITY AND TRUE DESIRE comes with Venus disseminating the energy of
"Venetian gondoliers in a serenade" and Mercury disseminating "a group of rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade." It may be very hard to get the real story today. We recognize the potential for displays, shows, and even false flag operations.
EFFORT, GOING THE DISTANCE, or BENDING OVER BACKWARDS comes later in the day when Mercury moves to the degree of "a small naked girl bends over a pond trying to catch a fish." Generally, there is something we are trying to obtain or capture - a feeling or a particular outcome, etc. when this energetic is in effect. These things may be rather elusive or hard to pin down. Perseverance is called for on this last day of two lunar month's worth of the need to persevere. We have come very far, and we won't give up now because tomorrow is a new day and a shift into an altogether different dynamic.
During the lunar month that is ending today, the strength and fortitude of who we truly are has tried to come forth. Are we letting it? Are we ready to actualize more of our potential and more of our collaboration with the Divine? And are we ready for a turn in the direction of the magic carpet ride of 2016?
Ready or not, it comes tomorrow, but I think we are more than ready. Release struggle today. Release the feelings, outcomes, failings, and worry that you do not want to take with you into the next lunar cycle. Focus on the reality of your will and desire and infuse it into the field of consciousness. Our hopes, wishes, and dreams burst through the surface tomorrow, beginning to find their ways into the world.