Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Gibbous Moon Phase: trust, magic

Moon in Aquarius

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom):  Bhairavi, Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart

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

Skill:  keep an open heart and open mind

True Alignments:  learning from past experience, heritage, form and function, realizations, acceptance and self-acceptance, making sense of distortions, success, inner strength, honor, traditions, reverence for routine or the "mundane," embracing vulnerability

Catalysts for Change:  immediately rejecting, barriers to the heart, unable to commit, disconnected from Nature, testing others, out of balance, feeling unworthy of an offer, incomplete, burning out, elitism

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: "an evening lawn party of adults"  (gathering, reflecting, expanded perceptions, ease)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the magic carpet of Oriental imagery" (the course of humanity's renaissance)

As the month of fortifying our hearts continues, today Mercury the Messenger discharges the energetic of "Cupid knocking at the door of the human heart," reminding us that opening our hearts also means opening doors to new opportunities.

Keeping an open heart and mind means suspending judgment or the need to control an outcome.

Another reason for keeping an open heart and mind today is the Earth at the degree of "a butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed."  This energetic has a tendency to distort things, making them difficult to judge.  We see a glimpse of what is out of balance, but it can be harder to understand or integrate or solve it.  Hang tight because situations are likely to look and feel differently tomorrow, as the energetics will be more tangible and objective.

To help with maintaining an open heart and open mind today, keep a steady pace and keep back some reserves.  In other words, today is not the day to expend all of your energy.  The Sun is discharging the energetic of "a large camel crossing a vast and forbidding desert."  The Sun recharges us.  Seek it out if you need a boost.  This energetic also brings up issues of self-reliance/dependence, confidence/insecurity, discipline/lack of discipline, and anything related to endurance.

Sweet relief may be noticed today, especially by those with the Sun in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces.  Jupiter just moved off of exact opposition with Chiron (where they combined to bring the depths and heights of wounding, healing, and teaching since July 30).  Jupiter moved from 25 Virgo and "a flag at half-mast in front of a public building" (grief and loss) to 26 Virgo and "a boy with a censer serves near the priest at the altar" (renewal of hope).  The mutable Sun signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces feel this change the most, as the Jupiter-Chiron opposition is happening in the mutable signs of Virgo and Pisces.  Like flowing water, mutable energy changes things.

And finally, the best for last:  Venus conjuncts the North Node today at 14 Virgo's Sabian symbol of "a family tree."  Venus in Virgo represents the Earth Goddess (Mother Earth, Gaia Sophia) for sure.  The North Node brings destiny.  The destiny of humanity is strongly rooted and is beginning to unfold along a new path.

What will the Earth Goddess and destiny bring you today?

Keep an open heart and mind and it will be revealed.