New Moon Phase: focus on the present and future
Moon in Cancer/Leo (11:19 pm EST/03:19 am UTC)
Tzolkin: 10 Serpent
Skill: draw on inner resources; practice positive coping skills to remain centered
True Alignments: keeping things as simple as possible, recognizing individual contributions, aiming for practical application, translating information and experiences into meaningfulness, flowing with change, finding the deep self
Catalysts for Change: disloyal, fear of change, overloaded, control issues, anti-human, ignoring signs and messages, dis-ease, ugly words and behavior (going low)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “a clown caricaturing well-known personalities” (extreme proportions to recognize truth)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “fairies dancing in the setting Sun” (fall of the control systems)
We have a complex set of energetics for today, so let’s break it down.
1 - SIMPLIFICATION/BACK TO BASICS - Breaking things down into smaller components or more easily manageable parts is advised today with the Sun discharging “a Chinese woman nursing a baby whose aura reveals him to be the reincarnation of a great teacher.” This is an extremely strong electro-magnetic frequency of energy that is best handled slowly. It is easy to become overwhelmed, especially with information and news (of which there is an abundance and much of it leading to China).
Maintain a connection with the basic and high value of life and this will lead you.
2 - 10 SERPENT - 10 Serpent brings out darkness and deception that we would not like to see or experience, but it also enables us to break free of spells and negative patterns and move on to the light. It is best to remain in observation mode.
3 - OBSERVATION MODE - When we are in a stance of observation, it is easier to remain centered and balanced between self and others. Observance of nature and the signs around us (particularly animal sightings - keep your copy of Animal Speak handy) is highlighted with the Earth discharging “a student of nature lecturing, revealing little-known aspects of life.”
4 - MINDFUL OF MINDSET - Mars moves to 02 Leo, “an epidemic of mumps,” bringing the power for things to spread rapidly. We want to spread a harmonic of PEACE and LOVE, so we will be peaceful and loving, despite some of the deeper and darker elements of today’s energy.
5 - DEEP WELLS - We begin plunging new depths today and continue to do so in profound ways through September 20th. This is due to Uranus moving to 07 Taurus, “a woman of Samaria comes to draw water from the well.” Uranus will station retrograde at this degree on August 12, and it is just going to bring up more and more and more. The shift to this may be jarring today (and interpreted as anxiety) since this is Uranus’ way. We have prepared a long time for this and are ready.
6 - SHIFTS - Uranus is not the only planet shifting today. Venus leaves Gemini and enters Cancer at 11:18 am EST/3:18 pm UTC, when it begins to discharge “on a ship, sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one.” Shifts in perspective, point of view, outlook, and opinion come with this. This energy brings the dawning of new things and is excellent for making changes (right turns and u-turns even).
All of this is a lot, and it is happening on a “10” day in the tzolkin with tumultuous astrological energetics. We want to remember the skills of the wise owl that practices positive coping methods to remain emotionally centered. 10 Serpent can go very dark, so be aware (not surprised).
A thought: As you know, the Sabian symbol for this cycle is “clowns caricaturing well-known personalities.” While the overall dynamic is revelation of truth and finding humor and irony, I think most of us would agree that clowns are rather disturbing. They can be pushy, unpredictable, invasive of personal space, persistent, and controlling. They take liberties (under the guise of “all in good fun”).
We are just two days into this month. Are you feeling disturbed? Certainly the geopolitical events of yesterday show us that some things are afoot. It is our job to transmute and transcend disturbances. This calls for the strength to maintain cohesion. It’s what I have been saying for many years - to “hold the line,” remembering that truth and love prevails. Calling all wise owls…
And a big PS: When I link to things, it is not because I necessarily agree with them. It is usually because it is data to keep “on the table” for consideration. I am fond of a big table. Our minds can handle that. We don’t always need to know if something is definitively or wholly right or wrong at the outset. We put it on the table to see if it fits. Time bears out truth. I am guided to link this video because of the timing. It came out late last night, coinciding with the Sabian symbol of the Sun today - “a Chinese woman…” If you are not in a good space today, skip it. It’s heavy. Longtime readers know I endeavor to always keep it real. Wise owls don’t need sugar coating. The title of this video is misleading in that this is more than a mere “lover’s confession.” Take the information in as data in the field of consciousness.