Disseminating Moon Phase: share, communicate
Moon in Taurus
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Bhairavi, Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Kathe, God of the South
Skill: focus on opportunities; stay cool, calm, and collected
True Alignments: facing one's self with courage, willpower, standing up to a bully, saving grace, taking care of the physical body, basking, finding beauty, inner beauty shown on the outside, the proper time to take action is revealed, endurance
Catalysts for Change: rushing or forcing, bragging or showing off, isolation, survivalism, bad temper, keeping up appearances that are fake, loss of self-confidence, religious zealotry, suppressing emotions, projecting one's own feelings onto another because the feelings are "threatening," things quickly getting out of control and taken too far
Heads up, wise owls. The magic carpet ride may get bumpy today.
It is a "Black Moon Day" with the Moon in Taurus opposing the Black Moon in Scorpio. Shadow sides come out on Black Moon days. Projection of feelings, especially anger, onto others is the modus operandi of this energetic. Personal fears crop up in order for us to see that what limits us is only a fear -- a shadow.
Themes of insecurities, grief, and losses (including anything that was lost, not won, in any kind of competition) are more common with the Taurus-Scorpio polarity. Venus is making opposition with Chiron today and tomorrow, amplifying things, and adding themes of wounding, healing, and teaching, particularly related to relationships and finances.
When the Moon opposes the Black Moon (exact conjunction at 10:49 am ET/2:49 pm UT), it will do so at 11 Taurus and the Sabian symbol of "a woman sprinkling flowers." To defuse high emotions, try to mentally "sprinkling flowers" on the situation. It may work better than you think it will.
But let us not forget the major power play in the sky with Mars and Saturn in conjunction through tomorrow. Mars and Saturn can dramatically heighten anger, aggression, and control issues. The dynamic can be warlike. The highest octave of the energy brings energy to structure and form (and restructure and reform) things.
Today Mercury is discharging the energetic of "a bald headed man who has seized power," multiplying the aggressive tendencies. Seizing things, taking control, and plunging in are echoed with Venus discharging the energetic of "a lion-tamer rushes fearlessly into the circus arena." We want to be skillful with things.
All of this may have us wanting to "hide," especially since the Earth is discharging "a squirrel hiding from hunters." This is not really the way to go today, since the lower octave of this energetic can lead to missed opportunities.
We don't want to miss those, particularly as the Mars-Saturn conjunction is happening at the Sabian symbol energetic of "a theatrical representation of a golden haired goddess of opportunity." Opportunities, answers, direction, guidance are being presented to us right now. In fact, they stand out with the Sun discharging "a large white cross, dominating the landscape, stands alone atop of a high hill."
When planetary forces heat up, wise owls stay cool, calm, and collected. The heat is on today, no matter the temperature where you are on our lovely blue gem planet. Let's remain focused on the opportunities being shown to us by the archetypal golden haired goddess of opportunity.
P.S. And if a visual image would assist, here's wise owl Christine's "version of golden royal riches of creativity" entitled Alchemist's Pursuit. Christine says, "One visionary spark, One passionate desire, One golden droplet of potential Transmuted, in a crucible of liberty, into a flow of golden benevolence."