Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Moon Phase:  begin anew; make a wish or set an intention or goal

Moon in Leo

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

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

Skill:  shift perspective; seek cohesion

True Alignments:

Catalysts for Change:

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "a very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast" (facing things even when we do not feel we are prepared to face them)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending the past; shifts in perspective)

Today may feel very much like a puzzle.

The Sun is disseminating the energetic of "a man studying a mandala in front of him with the help of a very ancient book."  We work to see our way through, finding paths that lead to answers we seek.  This energetic refers us to the old sources of wisdom, and often points out which of those sources to consult in order to understand (or understand how to proceed).  We are intuitively guided toward it or it will "fall off the shelf" so we do not miss it.  If you are prompted to pick up a certain book or a method of divination (like tarot cards, etc.), by all means follow it.

We have two major astrological aspects building up today:

1- MERCURY CONJUNCT SUN at 11:24 pm ET/3:24 am UT:  This combination represents a new beginning with communications, thought processes, and beliefs.  The conjunction occurs at the "man studying a mandala" energetic, and Mercury is the planet that helps us study, since it rules the mind.  Messages from the Universe swirl like "wind inside a letter box" (The Beatles, Across the Universe).  Mercury is speedy, so things can happen very fast.

2- VENUS SQUARE URANUS on THURSDAY at 10:17 am ET/2:17 pm UT:  Though the exact astrological aspect does not occur until tomorrow, this energetic will be in full force both today and tomorrow.  This produces changes within relationships, finances, and levels of comfort and security.  Just because it is a change, does not mean it is a "bad" change.  In fact, Uranus is the one planet that will put us where we need to be no matter what.  It really does work in our favor.

The Sabian symbol energetics involved with the Venus-Uranus square are:

VENUS on Wednesday:  "a woman and two male castaways on a small island in the south seas."  This was the Sabian symbol for the Cancer 2015 cycle (July 15 - August 13, 2015). so things that were happening at that time may be revisited in some way.  It represents love triangles, difficulty choosing between all types of things, and getting away from something that is confusing.

-VENUS on Thursday: "a leader of men wrapped in an invisible mantle of power."  This symbol relates to a powerful infusion of Spirit.  We are "blanketed."  A great deal of protection comes with this energetic.  It empowers us to lead our own course.  This degree also rules "megalomania," and since Uranus is involved, reinforces craziness. so it may get a little wild.

-URANUS on both days: "a double promise reveals its inner and outer meaning."  Two-timing is uncovered with this degree of the zodiac.  Surprising things are learned about the truth of matters.  The sincerity or insincerity of one's words is shown.  With the "woman and two male castaways" energetic in effect, dramatic changes in relationships can occur.

Today and tomorrow's energies will move very quickly with Mercury and Uranus so active.  It is a good idea not to get stuck on one idea.  Anxiety, insomnia, and fears about changes are heightened with these.  Allow or even create space and room for things to change, and hold to the knowledge that Uranus always puts things in their best places.  Uranus often does this through shocks and surprises, so we understand to expect the unexpected to some degree.

Though perhaps puzzling at times, today offers us the opportunity for answers, understanding, and overcoming.  What does the mandala of today show you?