Thursday, July 7, 2016

Crescent Moon Phase: persevere

Moon in Leo/Virgo 6:41 pm ET/10:41 pm UT

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

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

Skill:  release restrictions and become more

True Alignments:  clarity, allowing enough time for things to develop, descent of Spirit, completion and totality, nurturance, small beginnings, new ideas/thoughts/projects, the hero's journey and quests, supported, protected

Catalysts for Change:  exaggeration of perceived "failures,"  rushing things, theft, feeling that things are pointless/purposeless/hopeless, suppressing feelings and words, over-reaching, dissatisfaction, power and control issues, monotony that leads to stagnation

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)

We have an epic astrological day on tap.

What would you like to transform today?

The Sun makes opposition with Powerhouse Pluto to help us "throw off" what restricts us so that we can become something more.

Exact opposition between the Sun and Pluto occurs at 6:16 pm ET/10:16 pm UT, but the energetic has been building for three days.  The code of the Sabian symbols gives us insight into what the dynamic is trying to achieve. 

The Sun is discharging the energetic of "the seed grows into knowledge and life."  Pluto is still discharging the familiar energetic of "a girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude."  Face to face confrontations with ourselves and the world occur.

Since the Sun and Earth are always 180 degrees apart in astrology, this means the Earth is conjunct Pluto while the Sun opposes it.  In other words, the Earth aligns with Pluto.  The Earth aligns with Pluto and with humanity to reveal what needs to be revealed for us properly grow and develop.  Thus, we "bathe in the nude," and face naked truth.

Pluto is God of the Underworld.  When the Sun and Pluto electrically align, transformation from deep levels occurs.  It can have dramatic effects on the body, often leaving us feeling wiped out and fatigued.  It can drag us down.  Effectively, the Sun-Pluto opposition is like a Full Moon between the Sun and Pluto.  Full Moons bring things to their fullest point with the most light available, so we are designed to see things (mostly ourselves) very clearly. 

Full light can also be blinding.  Denial or turning away from something is tempting, but does not facilitate the "seed growing into knowledge and life." 

But before the Sun makes exact opposition with Pluto, Mercury already has (at 7:53 am ET/11:53 am UT today).  This prelude activates our minds.  We begin to churn and process what we are seeing and learning.  Mercury-Pluto oppositions often prompt us toward seeing and thinking more negatively, since Pluto is an underworld energy.  It is a set up, for sure, but actually only provides the backdrop and cognitive perspective to have the face to face confrontation with ourselves and with the truth of matters.  We have to be able to see in the dark somewhat in order to bathe in the dark (and become clean or new again), so to speak.

The Mercury-Sun-Pluto oppositions would be quite enough for one day for a human brain and body, but we also have another mega-aspect with Venus squaring off with Uranus.  From yesterday's report:

"VENUS SQUARES URANUS at 10:17 am ET/2:17 pm UT:  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.

Venus is located at the degree of "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 is located at the degree of "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...dramatic changes in relationships can occur.

Today'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."

So, wise owls, we want to be our wisest selves today.  As always, if the energetics begin to take over and overwhelm, step back.  Step back and into a tree and begin observing what is happening.  What are you seeing?  What are you feeling?  What is transforming right in front of you?

Could it be renaissance?