Crescent Moon Phase: persevere through any challenges
Moon in Scorpio
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Shodashi, Goddess Who Aligns With Our Highest and Best
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Kathe, God of the South
Skill: make things better by experimenting with them (changing them up, rearranging them, recombining them, or adding other elements)
True Alignments: rehearsing, reducing errors, calmness, seeing a bigger picture, learning lessons, taking one's time and care, navigating harsh energy or circumstances, reviewing the past, "orders" from the headquarters of Spirit
Catalysts for Change: anger, confrontation, projection of rage, faking things, foolish, rigid routines, leaving others out, immature, pointless, unable to adapt to changing conditions and circumstances, distracted
The Moon made conjunction with the Black Moon at 9:00 am ET/1:00 pm UT today at 13 Virgo and the Sabian symbol of "an inventor performs a laboratory experiment." This means it is time to change things up a bit.
When the Moon and Black Moon meet up, people's shadow sides come out, actions can be beastly, and words hurled without mercy. Anger is projected. This began to build yesterday around 8:00 am ET, when the Moon moved into Scorpio, joining the Black Moon. It hit a special peak between 3:00-5:00 pm ET yesterday, when the Moon made opposition with the Chiron Point (the degree in the sky that encapsulates wounding and healing).
That said, it is time now to do things differently. We need to experiment. New things should be tried, added, combined, and arranged in order to come to a better way. A new mindset would be ideal.
Since this month's theme is the Sabian symbol of "two heads looking out and beyond the shadows," we want to see beyond the shadows of this Black Moon Day. We want to leave them behind. We want to do things a different way.
Alongside, today also brings issues related to concerns for safety, security, protection, and preparation. This may incite panicky feelings. Venus is discharging "a canoe approaching safety through dangerous waters" (safety). The Earth is discharging "an officer drilling his men in simulated attack" (preparation). Mars is discharging "tiny children in sunbonnets" (protection). This combination is enough to make anyone feel a little unglued.
But we remember that the mission today is to do things differently -- to change them up, rearrange, redistribute, and reframe. We do not come unglued when we are glued (grounded) with Mother Nature. ALL EFFORT should be made to ensure some time in nature today.
It is the job of wise owls to maintain cognitive and emotional equilibrium when the "field" is shaking and quaking with the energetics.
Astrologically, the entire week will quake and shake. We have several major aspects coming up, but we have quite enough to process with today's Moon-Black Moon conjunction and the Sun making a trine to Pluto overnight at 1:17 am ET/5:17 am UT. Anytime there is a Pluto aspect on a "Black Moon Day" (one of the two days each month that the Moon aspects the Black Moon), things (especially relationships) can get very, very intense and heavy. They have the potential to become very "ugly," with the worst coming out in people. Be aware. Look beyond it like one of the "two heads looking out and beyond the shadows." Override it.
And, as usual, we can rely on the Sun for assistance. Today the Sun is re-imprinting the energetic of "a fine lace ornamental handkerchief." Let's make some fine handiwork out of today. To do this, we soften up. We approach things with more delicacy. We understand that the dream of life has a plan. This will go a long way to temper the Black Moon energies and also the strong fears about safety and security today.
All wise owls needed on deck today. Let's look out beyond the shadows.
(Note: Those with the Sun, Black Moon, or Chiron in Taurus or Scorpio, today is one of the 18 stages of rebirth that you are undergoing twice a month from May 22, 2016 until Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017. It is a deep process -- a journey of the rebirth of the self. Have patience with yourself, be kinder to yourself, and face what is being shown to you about yourself. You are becoming grander, just as a caterpillar [which is already grand] becomes a butterfly [a grand being that can fly]. The mantra for the dark night of the soul that the Black Moon brings is most definitely "just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it turned into a butterfly." Glide gracefully through the transit today by taking very good care of yourself.)