New Moon Phase: initiate; set goals or intentions for the cycle
Moon in Leo/Virgo 9:21 am EST/1:21 pm UTC
Tzolkin: 1 Eagle
Skill: slow down; find a balance between work and play; note synchronicities; be open to Spirit’s inspirations
True Alignments (Higher Octaves): guidance, practical application, security, relief from responsibility, understanding consequences, skillful
Catalysts for Change (Lower Octaves): getting nowhere, overly self-centered, impractical, missed details, mind chatter, leaving others out, rushing, moody, insecurities
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “glass blowers shape beautiful vases with their controlled breathing” (Spirit takes control)
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “fairies dancing in the setting Sun” (sunset on the archontic control systems)
We have four skills to practice today. We can do it!
1 - SLOW DOWN - We want to pace ourselves today. The goal is to not take on too much too fast or too be so deeply involved in the energies that we miss important messages. Mars is discharging 21 Leo, “intoxicated chickens dizzily flap their wings trying to fly,” which can take us off course quickly.
2 - BE OPEN TO MESSAGES FROM SPIRIT - The Earth is discharging 11 Aquarius, “during a silent hour, a man receives a new inspiration which may change his life.” This doubles the energy of this month’s “inspiration” theme. The wisdom of the symbols tells us that we have to be somewhat “quiet” inside in order to hear the messages that are trying to reach us. The symbol is clear: life changes can occur when this energy is in effect.
3 - NOTE SYNCHRONICITIES - Venus is discharging 07 Leo, “the constellations of stars in the sky".” A bigger picture is available to us. We get a grander view or perspective on something. Signs are given if we are paying attention.
4 - FIND A BALANCE BETWEEN WORK AND PLAY: The Sun is discharging 11 Leo, “children on a swing in a huge oak tree.” I have been calling this symbol the “Country Time lemonade” energy for years. It captures the essence of summer and encourages us to balance work with play, responsibility with relaxation. Make sure to have some fun today, especially if you have been overloaded in the work department.
Adding to the need for balance is newly-refreshed Mercury discharging “a leader of men wrapped in an invisible mantle of power.” Who is demonstrating this today? Who is taking up the call to leadership? Who shows the power of restraint?
Slow down. Play more. Watch for signs. Hear the inner message. Sounds pretty good to me.
Happy Friday, everyone, and have a great weekend. Find beauty and snap a photo to send in for everyone to enjoy (email@example.com)
(PS - When the Moon moves in to Virgo this morning, it will activate the Black Moon in Pisces, and trigger another round of rebirth for those with the Sun, Moon, Chiron, or Black Moon in Virgo or Pisces. This should not be as heavy as the last two rounds during the Cancer cycle because the Sun was activating all of the planets in Cancer and Capricorn - namely Saturn and Pluto.
Remember that a process of rebirth is happening. Here is a link to my recording “10 Tips for the Black Moon in Pisces.” It may be helpful to go back and listen again if you start to struggle or spiral this weekend. Be aware that the Moon will oppose the Black Moon overnight tonight at 1:35 am EST/5:35 am UTC. The Moon will leave Virgo on Sunday, August 4 at 9:30 am EST/1:30 pm UTC, ending this phase of the Black Moon.)