First Quarter Moon Phase: step out of comfort zone; take action
Moon in Capricorn/Aquarius 5:30 pm ET/9:30 pm UT
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Shodashi, Goddesss of Beauty, Goddess Who Aligns With the Highest and Best
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Kathe, God of the South
Skill: look clearly; accept your part of the responsibility
True Alignments: reflections and mirrors, calm center, satisfaction, teamwork, aware of different levels of knowledge and experience, fondness, disciplined, guidance, important messages, going through an "underworld," imitation as the highest form of flattery, back to basics, retiring/resting when needed
Catalysts for Change: reliance on the past, uncompromising, "opping out," unable to accept personal responsibility for actions, divide and conquer tactics, isolation, use of force, sabotage and self-sabotage, feeling unappreciated or unsupported, fooling others
Today on the Magic Carpet Ride of 2016, we take a trip down Memory Lane.
Mercury is retrograde, traveling back to make conjunction with the Sun once again. As they make conjunction, they are also making a square to Mars. This makes the day highly emotionally, mentally, and verbally charged.
Since Mars is involved, anger is charged up.
The Sun and Mercury are making conjunction at 21 Virgo and the energetic of "a girls basketball team." This puts a highlight on teamwork, collaboration, and compromise. Mercury is going back in time to re-work things, especially things that are done in conjunction with others. We find what is mutually beneficial. Like finds like. Unalike moves farther away.
Mercury discharged this degree on August 15, before it stationed retrograde. Things that were happening then may be revisited today.
Mars is discharging "a child and a dog wearing borrowed eyeglasses." This energetic always involves a consciousness shift, oftentimes one that feels "forced" upon us. The universe wants us to (finally) see something important about ourselves and others. Dog is the archetypal energy of the guide and protector. In the symbol of "a child and a dog wearing borrowed eyeglasses," our inner child, our innocent self, is guided into better integration with our present circumstances. Note that the symbol specifies eyeglasses, not sunglasses or rose colored glasses or a myriad of other things. The energy is about seeing clearly through a different lens of perception.
The main reason we do not like to see clearly is usually not just because it is painful, but more likely because if we got to the bottom of it, we would have to take some sort of personal responsibility. We would have to see our part in it. Only the brave go here.
Adding to the trip down Memory Lane today is Venus discharging "a retired sea captain watches ships entering and leaving the harbor." We are looking at the past through the new lens of perception of the "child and dog's eyeglasses." This energetic naturally induces reflection and recollection. It can bring longing (for something in the past, something lost, something unrequited, for some feeling). It also brings objectivity, which is what enables us to see what needs to be improved, integrated, rectified, or revised in order to move forward on a path.
Feelings that one's ship has sailed or one ship will never come in are common with the "retired sea captain" energetic. Losses (especially losses within relationships, since Venus is involved) are sharply felt.
The theme of reclaiming innocence or the innocent self is repeated in the Sabian symbol for the Earth's location today: "a little white lamb, a child, and a Chinese servant."
The theme of guidance on the path is repeated in the Sabian symbols for Saturn and Neptune, which remain in square or 90 degrees away from each other (producing changes). Saturn is discharging "the lamp of physical enlightenment at the left temple," and Neptune continues to discharge "men traveling a narrow path seeking illumination." The path is set.
All we need to do is show up and be willing to give it our best. All we need to do is be part of the ("girls basketball") team and the coach (Shodashi) will call the plays.
The play today is to look at our feelings and thoughts and gain insight, especially before speaking or taking important action. The tendency to speak impulsively is very high today, and this can backfire if we are projecting, displacing, or transferring our feelings onto others. Be aware that this applies to everyone to some degree, so someone may project, displace, or transfer their feelings to you. Look clearly. If it does not belong to you, do not take it on board.
Memory Lane is usually a combination of mirth and misery. The places your mind takes you today are destinations of purpose. Instead of trying to avoid whatever comes up, why not take the detour that is marked? Why not follow where it leads? What might be illuminated on the way, in the process?
What is trying to be reworked or reframed?
The jaunt just may reveal what needs to be rectified and revised in order to dramatically improve your experience of life.