Balsamic Moon Phase: release what you do not want to carry into the next cycle; prepare for the next month by clearing your mindset of negativity
Moon in Cancer
Tzolkin: 11 Road (finding a new way or rebirth of a journey)
True Alignments (Higher Octaves): breaking down complex things into manageable parts, fluid plans and efforts, truth under a superficial layer, allowing time to develop, understanding something that has been right in front of us, a moment frozen in time, pleasurable expectations
Catalysts for Chane (Lower Octaves): bragging, chronic problem-finding, absolute power corrupts absolutely, celebrity culture, unenthusiastic, dressing something up to make it look more than it really is, trying too hard to prove oneself, undone, missed opportunity, things or people reaching a limit
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “a clown caricaturing well-known personalities” (exaggeration of things in order to see truth or reality)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “fairies dancing in the setting Sun” (sunset on the control systems)
Today is a wonderful day to make an impression. We just want to be mindful of looking twice since Mercury is retrograde for a couple of more days, giving us the tendency to rush to judgment and miss the deeper level (or consequence) of things.
Mercury has been working hard since July 7 (7/7) to throw us off of our old foundations and situations in order to jump to new ones. Mercury stationed retrograde at the Sabian symbol energetic of “rock formation tower over a deep canyon.” Since that time, it has been changing or even removing the ground beneath us. This continues until tomorrow night just before midnight EST.
At that time, we will need to begin making some choices. Mercury will station direct at 24 Cancer, “a woman and two men castaways on a small island in the South Seas.” So, archetypally and metaphorically, we move from a deep canyon to a tropical island.
What do you think about that? What does this mean to you, specifically related to and what has transpired this month? What has changed? How have you changed? What has been revealed to you this month? What got to “extremes” in order to be seen? What got to “extremes” in order to be released?
This is the important message for today, and all that truly matters on the individual scale and the collective scale. It is worth some time for consideration because the New Moon in Leo starts tomorrow, minutes before Mercury stations direct.
Reflection is a very “Balsamic Moon phase thing to do.” Balsamic energy is best utilized by holding on loosely and stepping back a bit. It’s about detaching to some degree from the past month so the new one can slide in. The new month actually is being blown in by air, wind, Spirit. The Sabian symbol for the incoming cycle is “glass blowers shape beautiful vases with their controlled breathing.”
Doesn’t that bring a sigh of relief? This last month hit hard, as all the cardinal cycles (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) always do here at the end of the Kali Yuga. The Sun comes with the Leo cycle and clears things up - as clear as glass.
Exhale today. Tomorrow the breath of Spirit arrives to fill the space. It is going to be a beautiful creation.