Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gibbous Moon Phase: trust

Moon in Pisces

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Shodashi, Goddess Who Aligns With the Highest and Best; Kali, Goddess of Beginnings and Endings

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

Skill:  lighten up; find a simpler way; get to the pure heart of the situation; engage the imagination.

True Alignments:  expertise, recognizing the capabilities of others, repairing damage, rendering assistance, natural, closeness, reorienting, seeing the irony, dispelling negativity, creatively expressing emotions, gathering, release, connection with inner child, compromising, devotion

Catalysts for Change:  nosey, sensitivity to noise, naïve, believing the grass is always greener on the other side, not compromising with others, adjustment issues, sabotage and self-sabotage, lack of faith, unnatural, disoriented, divide and conquer, condemned, feelings of failure, in over one's head

Today, on the eve of the Full Moon, which is an eclipse, a spiritual influx is occurring.

This comes as the Moon in Pisces makes conjunction (comes to the same place in the sky) with Neptune.  Neptune rules Pisces, and as it takes its years-long journey through its home sign, it delivers the highest octaves of spirituality and creativity.

It also delivers madness -- an unsound psyche.  Full Moons deliver their own special kind of "madness" that is called "Full Moon Fever."  Since the Full Moon occurs in watery Pisces (conjunct Chiron, the archetypal energy of wounding, healing, and teaching), the "fever" is EMOTIONAL in nature.

This fever is more accurately described as a spiritual tsunami that clears away darkness that is lingering.  There is plenty of information on this Full Moon's eclipse available on the net, but what is most interesting to me, of course, is the Sabian symbol for the degree of the Full Moon, 25 Pisces: "the purging of the priesthood."

The "purging of the priesthood" energetic is about clearing out and clearing away anything that no longer belongs.  This includes thoughts, beliefs, feelings, insecurities, etc. that no longer serve.  These things hold us back from direct and real experience.

This lunar month's theme is all about moving out of dark "spaces" with the Sabian symbol energetic at the time of the New Moon (September 1, 2016) and unfolding all month, "two heads looking out and beyond the shadows."

Pisces rules religious fervor and zealotry, and these themes may filter into the events of the Full Moon phase.

But today, on the last day of the Gibbous phase of the month that is like a month-long Gibbous phase, the missive is to trust.  Trust is the keyword for Gibbous phase.

To assist us, the Sun is discharging the energetic of "Mary and her white lamb."  This is related to our innocent or inner self.  Both symbols are gentle.  "Mary and her white lamb" are the two souls "looking out and beyond the shadows" with us today.

When the energetic of "Mary and her white lamb" is in effect, we are guided toward what is simpler, gentler, and more imaginative.  Keeping it simple is the best way to go.

The best place to "go" is beyond where we "were" at the time of the New Moon on September 1.  Our "headspace" (our mindset, outlook, attitude, overall state) is expanding to a new place of perception, and will take a great leap forward with the Full Moon phase.  It is important to trust that this process is happening to make things better.  Turning worries, stresses, and burdens of the mind, body, and soul over to a higher power is always advisable, but even more so when the energetics become intense and things start happening.

Things happening suddenly comes with Venus and Uranus moving into exact opposition (180 degrees apart).  Exact opposition occurs Sunday, September 18, 2016, producing many changes in relationships and with money in the process.

Issues with interpersonal communications, telecommunications, electronics, and travel are more likely today, as the Black Moon moves to 14 Scorpio: "telephone linemen at work installing new connections."  When Mercury is retrograde, as it now, this energetic is greatly amplified.  Things break down or break up so that a full overhaul can occur.  New ways are revealed.

The spiritual influx we are blessed with today is a light touch.  It is inspiration -- taking in Spirit.  To connect with it, lighten up.  Find a simpler way.  Get to the pure heart of a situation.  Engage the imagination.