Wednesday, August 10, 2016

First Quarter Moon Phase: step out of comfort zone; take action

Moon in Scorpio

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Bhairavi, The Lionhearted, The Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart, The Goddess Who Calls Forth the Inner Hero

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

Skill:  choose wisely

True Alignments:  appreciation of beauty, the power of the imagination to seek/find/create, wonder, multi-faceted, lightening up, like attracts like, taking control of something that is out of control, energized or charged up to do something, new approaches, new mindsets

Catalysts for Change:  disregard for self, hyper-emotional, overreacting, acting purely from basic instinct, self-destructive, overly competitive, mood swings, trying to dominate a situation, apathetic, stressed out, feeling trapped, smooth talkers, indecision, jealousy

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "an evening lawn party of adults"  (maturing, sharing self, civility)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (transcending the unraveling control matrix, rising above the past)

Today, this month's "evening lawn party of adults" takes to the water, as the Sun discharges the energetic of "a houseboat party."  The party may get a little wild.

When the "houseboat party" energetic is in effect, emotions tend to run higher.  Other energetics in effect today are amplifying this tendency.  We can easily feel ungrounded, unanchored, "undone,"  or get carried away with something.

We may find ourselves in a situation where we need to make a choice.  If you do, it is important to choose carefully and consider all potential outcomes because today's choices spark chains of events. The best choices have truth and love at the core.  Choose what aligns with your truth and what you truly love.

The "houseboat party" energetic also can "lighten" situations.  Viewing things (tasks, responsibilities, missions, projects, etc.) from the standpoint of how to make them more fun will bring more life to them.  The "unmooring" element of the "houseboat party" can also free our minds to take things outside of the box and in new directions.  "Loosening up" in some way will help things progress, especially if there is an obstacle.

Today's energetics also bring the opportunity to see other sides of ourselves -- sides that are undeveloped or have been dormant. 

Also, today is not the day to give up on anything that you have been working toward or anything you have put a lot of time and energy into.

We are always tethered to Gaia Sophia, Mother Earth, even when we feel the most unanchored.  We can float on the "currents" today, seeing where they take us, safe in the knowledge that we are always connected.  Today we embrace change, understanding that it is only scenery and meant only to broaden our experience of life.

(Special Note for Wise Owls with the Sun, Chiron, or the Black Moon in Taurus or Scorpio:  As you are well underway with your journey of rebirth [May 22, 2016 - February 14, 2017], today's "houseboat party" may feel more like crossing the river Styx.  Perhaps the words of wise owl Peggy, from her forthcoming sci-fi novel The Truth Hunters, will offer comfort:

"My sweet.  You are so scattered.  You so long for what will make you whole.  You must embrace and accept what is, exactly how your life is right now.  Nothing else will make you whole again.  When life brings you to your knees in sorrowful devastation, you must search for answers beyond your normal venue.

At the point of suffering when there is nothing left, you will find yourself.  Embrace the feelings.  There are answers in your pain.  Stop shutting it out.  Go within and seek your Truth.  This is the lesson of all pain.  When it knocks at your door, surrender...Don't wait until there is no more pain to bear, nothing left to give, nowhere else to turn.  You will end up at the same place.  You will suffer until you realize your only choice is to surrender to what is present, right now.

Peace is in the perfection of NOW.  It is the place of no past, the place of no future.  It is just NOW.  It is a place that holds no judgment and all that is required of you is to surrender.  You must feel and accept whatever surfaces.  Let yourself just be.  There is no need to forgive yourself, because there is no judgment, so there is nothing to forgive.")