Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign
Moon in Leo
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Shodashi, Goddess Who Aligns With the Highest and Best
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Kathe, God of the South
Skill: take instruction from the universe
True Alignments: explosions of ideas, active listening skills, affirming, grounded, inspired, putting down a false belief, practice, like minds, pioneering or trailblazing, respect, dedication
Catalysts for Change: temper tantrums, heightened drama, lust, naïve, hopelessness, dogma, anti-humanistic, ungrounded, taking something too far, irresponsible, unintegrated
Today Powerhouse Pluto stations direct or appears to move forward in the sky once again. Pluto has been retrograde or appearing to move backward in the sky since April 18, 2016.
Pluto moves mountains. In kind, on the day Pluto stations retrograde or direct, the energetic effects are palpable in intensity. It can feel very, very heavy and significant (Pluto is the "God of the Underworld," a deep and heavy place).
Pluto direct can also feel very, very light and significant (because the end of a journey through an underworld occurs). Journeys with Pluto through the underworld are long, about two years, all total. Things that began or were in effect two years ago may be coming to an end or resolution. This can mark the end of a cycle (of belief, thought, action, feeling, understanding, situation, circumstance, etc.). The energy can be utilized to make a big change.
Pluto stations direct at 11:02 am ET/3:02 pm UT.
In addition, today we have Giant Jupiter making conjunction with the Sun.
When Jupiter and the Sun combine, they "move" or "expand" the Earth (in the form of earthquakes and other geophysical effects), as evidenced by the Electric Universe principle.
Jupiter made exact conjunction with the Sun today at 2:33 am ET/6:33 am UT, but is in effect all day. The conjunction occurs at 04 Libra: "a group of young people sit in spiritual communion around a campfire." Information is delivered to us today. We become enlightened to something. We learn something important. It expands our perception.
Learning something is echoed with the Sun moving later to discharge the energetic of "a man teaching the true inner knowledge of the new world to his students."
An interesting juxtaposition between the energies of Venus and Mars simmers in the background. Venus is discharging "a youth holding a lighted candle in a devotional ritual," and Mars is discharging "the pope blessing the faithful." Ceremony, ritual, reverence, devotion, aspirations, and inner versus outer "riches" accompanies this pairing.
As mentioned, Pluto stationing direct certainly brings a change in direction, and the degree of the Earth today facilitates change, as well. The Earth is discharging "a triangle with wings." Things that change today change in order to facilitate harmony. An alignment (triangulation) between the body, mind, and spirit also occurs. This strengthens us and also assists with this solar-lunar month's mission of seeing out and beyond the shadows.
And, not least, Mercury discharges "a volcanic eruption" today. This brings the tendency for emotional outbursts and cathartic release. Tempers can explode; there are plenty of energetics today that would set the stage for drama. Ends of cycles, ends of cycles of power, tipping points, rituals, and revelations are all in the narrative today.
This is a day to practice the skill of being like an owl nestled in a big tree, watching and learning. But we are not observing from afar. We are observing to the side and from within. We are active participants, not mere spectators. We are immersed within the energetics, deftly following along so that we can become wise -- so that we can see what is being shown and taught to us. This is a state of mind that conjoins us with the mind of Gaia Sophia, enabling collaboration and co-creation of our joint experience of her rebirth.
It's quite a day, and responses to the energy will vary. We appreciate the gravity of the day, stepping to the side of the energy when needed, looking out and beyond shadows and cycles that are ending.
What are we learning today?
(Note: Pluto stationed retrograde on April 18, 2016, at 18 Capricorn: "the Union Jack flies from a new British warship." Is the end of a end of a very long cycle of colonialism upon us? Wise owl eyes are wide open today.)