Photo by wise owl Kevin

Photo by wise owl Kevin

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Crescent Moon Phase: persevere, see challenges as opportunity

Moon in Scorpio/Sagittarius 9:20 pm ET/1:20 am UT

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Shodashi, Goddess Who Aligns With Our Highest and Best, Goddess of Beauty

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

Skill: strengthen your grounded connection with Mother Earth/Spirit

True Alignments: breaking a chain/pattern/habit, looking at something a different way, having a new appreciation for something, fascination, back to basics and keeping it simple, the flow of inspiration, one thing leading to another, quiet time (very important today), devotion

Catalysts for Change:  hierarchies, attitudes of superiority, devaluing or deriding, ignorance, going against the flow, not resting when needed, struggling, irrational, pessimism, unevolved

Today, our teacher for this month, the Wisdom Goddess Shodashi, She Who is Beautiful in All Worlds, seeks to inspire wonderment and curiosity in order to bring us closer to Gaia Sophia (Mother Earth, Source, Spirit, the Great Spirit...)

Shodashi always works for a purpose.  Though she is the Goddess of Beauty, which is ephemeral, she is production-oriented.  She produces results -- important results, often ones that bring things far from where they began or were.  The reach of her hand flows along and spreads out like India ink on silk or watercolors on fine paper.

The purpose of Shodashi's effort to inspire wonderment and curiosity today is thus very important.  Our connection with Sophia needs to be dramatically reinforced today.  It is essential that we ground ourselves and build up energetic reserves because tomorrow opens a window of time through September 12 when energetic reserves would tend to be tapped. 

In other words, upcoming astrological events (which produce events in our lives and in the world) are such that they could take a toll on our emotional, mental, and physical bodies. 

Tasks such as cleaning, sweeping, lawn care, and other things that "tidy up" will put us in the mindset (brain wave) that will enable the psyche to rest.  It also produces the necessary mindset (brain wave) to see wonder, beauty, and curiosity from a child-like perspective, which is a great source of wisdom and the point of hope and renewal.

Assisting with this lesson of finding wonderment and curiosity today is the Sun discharging the energetic of "children crowd around the orangutan cage at the zoo," Mercury (retrograde) discharging "a boy with a censer serve near the priest at the altar," and Mars still at "tiny children in sunbonnets."  Performing everyday tasks with a sense of reverence and devotion, instead of thinking of them as burdensome chores, will facilitate the process.  These things ground us.  Gratitude is key.

The theme of being instructed and inspired comes with Venus discharging "a professor peering over his glasses at his students," the Earth at "in a quiet moment, a creative individual experiences the flow of inspiration," Jupiter still at "a man gaining secret knowledge from an ancient scroll he is reading," and Saturn still at the "the lamp of enlightenment at the left temple."  All of these planets are discharging energetics for learning, growing, and evolving.

So we want to take advantage of this today and open up to receiving wisdom (what is called "attending to wisdom").

Tomorrow, the goddess Kali will join Shodashi through September 12.  Tomorrow, the Sun will be at the degree of the Sabian symbol of "a volcanic eruption" and the Earth will be at "miners emerging from a coalmine."  Tomorrow kicks off a series of events.  The other aspects that are coming up through that time are:

SEPTEMBER 9: Jupiter enters Libra

SEPTEMBER 10: Mercury opposition Chiron

SEPTEMBER 11: Venus square Pluto

SEPTEMBER 12: Sun square Mars; Saturn square Neptune

Things will be eventful, but they serve the cause of bringing (darkness to) light, as the Sabian symbol for this month tells us: "two heads looking out and beyond the shadows."  Tomorrow we will cover what the aspects between September 9-12 include, but today is the time enhance a strong and grounded connection with Mother Earth.  As I wrote yesterday, alleffort should be made to spend some time outdoors today.

She Who is Beautiful in All Worlds seeks us today.  What wonderment and curiosity will she inspire?