Balsamic Moon Phase: release what you do not want to carry into the next lunar month
Moon in Virgo
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Shodashi, Goddess of Beauty, Goddess Who Aligns With the Highest and Best
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Kathe, God of the South
Skill: choose from the options below
True Alignments: clarity, looking within, staying strong, mystery solved, brave enough to face the deepest parts of oneself, unity, multi-tasking, versatility, values, looking out for others, the underdog
Catalysts for Change: overly competitive, difficulty coping, pretending to be something else, fearful, feelings of failure, unavailable, disconnected, not listening to others, strict rules, divide and conquer tactics, jealousy, critical and criticism
As the mystical Balsamic Moon phase continues today, we have the following themes:
1- THE NEED TO PROTECT/LOOK OUT FOR SELF AND OTHERS - The Sun is discharging "a woman feeding chickens and protecting them from hawks." In addition to looking our for others, we also protect our ideas and projects (especially new ones that are "incubating"). The energetic describes the potential for a threat or something with which we may need to be on guard. Sometimes, everyday or certain tasks can feel monotonous, burdensome, or draining with this energetic. However, these things are very "grounding" for us, and perhaps need to be reviewed with reverence or gratitude.
2 - DIVISIONS AND "BEING IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF IT" - The Earth is discharging "a man successfully expressing himself in two realms at once." It is a good idea to consider shifting focus if the progress of something becomes blocked. Step away from it for a little while and return to it later; things should begin to flow again. If some sort of separation or division is occurring, stay versatile in your outlook. Do you need to split (bifurcate) your energies between two things? Things that you thought were not at all possible to do may actually be very possible, and this energetic would show it.
It is good idea to refrain from knee-jerk reactions because that may "scatter" the situation even more.
What is actually happening with this is the increase in our ability to process more light (information), and thus lead a life deeply steeped in physical experience with the Divine.
3 - LOOK BELOW THE SURFACE - Venus is located at the degree of the Sabian symbol of "deep sea divers." We look below or beyond the surface or appearance of things to get the picture of what is really going on with something. This is a day one would want to look very closely at fine print, and to also consider all of the angles that could be possible. To uncover or discover or ascertain the truth of a matter may require a serious evaluation of how one feels about the situation -- how one truly and deeply feels (because water, the sea in this case, represents emotions). It may take several evaluations to get to the bottom of how you feel about something. we want to give things more time before making a move or decision.
4 - LOOKING TO THE SIDE AND COMPARISIONS TO OTHERS - Mercury is discharging "a swimming race." People can be hyper-competitive with this energetic. Water is once again represented, indicating a competition with one's own emotions or the emotions of others. Things that have been under stress and strain have a tendency to show up so that we can change directions with them. Any insecurities that we harbor express themselves through comparison with others, which, truly, is impossible, as no two people are the same; each is unique.
5- PROCESS OF ELIMINATION AND THE FEELING OF BEING UNDER ASSAULT - Mars is discharging "three stained glass windows in a Gothic church, one damaged by war." Emotions are already running high with all of the water symbology in effect, but this symbol adds a devastating or debilitating component. If you find yourself in this situation, look to see what is real, what is temporary, what is expected, and what may need to be released. Primarily, this involves the way we think and feel about something. An "elimination" of something may occur. If so, a restructuring is happening so that something else can be discovered or so that a new option can enter the scene.
12:46 pm ET/4:46 pm UT - The Moon will oppose Neptune, bringing clarity to the unseen or unknown. The Moon comes to the degree of the current lunar cycle that began on September 1 with the New Moon in Virgo: "two heads looking out and beyond the shadows." Clarity and greater comprehension comes.
3:13 pm ET/7:13 pm UT - The Moon will conjunct the North Node (destiny) at the degree of "a bride with her veil snatched away." Things have a tendency to be taken away and true intentions are revealed. At the same time, the Moon is squaring Saturn at "a flag that turns into an eagle that crows." We transcend restrictions, shape-shifting things, usually for lofty reasons. We get "big ideas." If something is "snatched away," do not be surprised if something else comes to take its place.
I hope that you find something useful within the complexities of today's energy and report. Find beauty and send a wave a love out to the world!