Today is 1 Rainstorm, with more rain than storm, as the Taurus cycle gently fades away on its last day.
Three themes today:
1 - OPEN OR CLOSED? The Sun is discharging "dancing couples crowd the barn in a harvest festival." This energetic inherently asks us to open up and be receptive with life, instead of being a wallflower or on the sidelines. Can you believe we are halfway through the Gregorian year already? What are we waiting for? It's time to dance and appreciate the blessings of the Earth experience. An open mind and heart enables us to regain seemingly-lost opportunities. If something new comes your way, give it a chance, and remember that most things usually require time for adjustment.
2 - JUDGMENTS AND COMPARISONS - Mercury discharges the last degree of Gemini today, "a parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds." At the same time, Venus is discharging "a Greek muse weighing newborn twins in golden scales." This combination naturally induces judgment and comparison of self and others, which can lead to a downward mental and emotional spiral. The imagery of the "twins" gives us the wisdom that "all things are essentially equal or one." Decisions may be more difficult today because the prevailing energy is beyond judgment. It's a better day for inspiration and putting all options on the table or brainstorming ("brainstorming" is good on Rainstorm days). (Mercury will enter Cancer at 4:00 pm ET/8:00 pm UT.)
3 - CLEAN AND CLEAR - The last day of the cycle is the eve of the New Moon. This is the time when we release that which we do not want to carry into the next month. What happened this month that you would like to leave behind? What happened that you want to carry forward? This applies to everything - mindsets, attitudes, emotions, beliefs, judgments, conditions, restrictions, labels... The Earth is discharging "a Chinese laundry," which is a fabulous energetic for the last day of the Balsamic Moon phase - the natural time of cleaning and clearing the field of consciousness in preparation for a new beginning.
A great wrong is being rectified in the world with the events in Singapore. It's a cause for celebration among the fellowship of humanity. Let's "crowd the barn" and celebrate like dancing couples by finding beauty in nature. It's parading all around us.
Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream
Moon in Gemini
Emissary of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Tara, She Who Comforts (a deep bow of thanks to Tara for seeing us through this epic month of the Black Moon Pluto conjunction at "a general accepts defeat gracefully" and Uranus' entry into Taurus conjunct the Chiron Point)
Emissary of the Aeon Thelete (Will) Ian, He of the East (a deep bow of thanks likewise)