Third Quarter Moon Phase: revise, realign
Moon in Aries
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: Bagalamukhi, Goddess Who Dissolves Illusions
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: Ian, God of the East
Skill: hold on and be aware of the energies – it’s a wild ride out there today
True Alignments: sharing someone’s load or burden, new life beginning, happiness in everyday things, emulating, future projections, guidance coming from “the unusual,” the Creative Void, the inner compass, contentment
Catalysts for Change: making the same mistakes, feelings of abandonment and judgment, false fronts, pretending, lack of purpose or meaning, gossip, feelings of superiority, breaking and splitting, pressure releases
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “a woman activist in an emotional speech dramatizing her cause”
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the magic carpet of Oriental imagery”
Mars continues to build pressure and intensity as it prepares to station direct tomorrow. The Moon in Aries, ruled by Mars, is adding another layer of “Mars-ness” into the day. Mars’ retrograde has been re-working how we use our time, energy, and love, and how we assert our will and desire in the world.
Surprises and sudden events within the churning chaos of Mars may occur, with the Moon moving toward conjunction with Uranus, the Planet of Changes, today. Exact conjunction is at 8:18 pm ET/00:18 am UT.
The Earth is discharging the Sabian symbol energetic of “birds in the house singing happily.” The theme of home is rather strong right now with Mercury making conjunction with the Galactic Center (our spiritual “home,” according to the ancient Gnostics) overnight last night. Mars’ standstill is complicating things, but the Earth offers a counter energetic of Oneness to stabilize things, even if they are very active.
Two other energetics are in place today that can bring up feelings of overwhelm or disappointment. Venus discharges “a very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast,” and Mercury is discharging “society granting bankruptcy to him, a man leaves the court.” Mind spaces can become very dark and self-persecuting with this combination. But second chances, acceptance of responsibility, and courage to find a higher truth also accompanies them.
Keep in mind that it is difficult to advance or progress things until after Mars stations direct tomorrow. Some things may be crashing and burning, but all in service of revising, rectifying, and realigning toward growth and evolution. (The Sabian symbol for the degree where Mars stationed retrograde is “a mother leads her small child step by step up the stairs,” and so we are being led to higher awareness and experience.)
In the “slingshot” of Mars’ retrograde, tomorrow the sling reaches as far back as it can go and shoots forward, releasing the long pressure build up of the retrograde. Since Mars has retrograded into Scorpio, a water sign, the slingshot opens up floodgates. “Cracks” may already be occurring, as in the Sabian symbol energetic of “a broken bottle and spilled perfume” that was in place at this month’s New Moon in Gemini on June 4. Things are being let out or released suddenly. We want to contain or moderate this as much as we can.
Impulsivity, anger, conflict, and aggression are the common things that Mars brings. This we know. But Mars also brings us the inner fortitude to carry on. It brings our hopes, wishes, and dreams to life. Without the action of Mars, things would be stagnant. And stagnant is not the way of the Universe.
Let’s hold on loosely, remembering that the fellowship of humanity is more edgy, temperamental, anxious, careless, reckless, impulsive, angry, depressed, and in sensory-overload. The human species was not originally intended to withstand the bombardment of a multi-planet system (and thus multiple simultaneous retrogrades of planets), but here we are, and here we are with our mettle. Here we are persevering against all odds.
We are the Children of Sophia and Thelete, and we have only just begun.
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