Balsamic Moon Phase: release, transformation, healing, compassion, forgiveness
Moon in Aquarius
Ruling Mahavidya: Matangi
Praise the Kali’s, Mercury stations direct around 9:00 am EST/ 2:00 pm UTC! Mercury retrograde always does an overhaul of our minds, so it will be nice to slingshot forward once again, integrating the way we now see and understand things. Masks, veils, shrouds, covers, and blinders were removed since Mercury’s retrograde on February 6, 2014. Naturally these things were difficult to see or handle because they have been hidden for a long, long while. Today we will definitely feel the shift out of that energy.
Remember that the day a planet stations retrograde OR DIRECT is usually hectic, especially retrogrades and directs of Mercury, which interfere with communications, electronics, or travel. Extra patience is usually needed. The jump out of Mercury retrograde is usually such a relief that it enables us to handle frustration better.
But we aren’t free of the big retrogrades altogether; we have two big ones in process – Mars and Saturn! Painfully, Mars has been slowing to a virtual standstill. It “stops moving” around high noon EST/ 5:00 pm on March 2, 2014, and then goes retrograde or appears to move backward in the sky. When the Planet of Action comes to a standstill, the pressure build-up is enormous. Tension is produced by the constricted vibrations. You can see this reflected on the geopolitical stage, which should be carefully observed right now because it is setting up for the new astrological year which will be HISTORIC in the timeline of humanity. The New Moon in Aries on March 30, 2014 is the beginning of the natural new year.
Saturn, home of the Archons will station retrograde the same day Mars stations retrograde, about three hours later. This is a story for another day. It’s a big story.
Additionally, the Black Moon enters Leo the very next day, March 3. This is going to add another considerable shift in the energy. The Black Moon in Leo involves order and change, and we are going to see a massive change in the order of the world over 2014.
The Sun and Moon are in a Balsamic phase right now, paving the way for the New Moon in Pisces on March 1, 2014.
I know I am throwing out a lot of dates, but it is important to see the progression of energy we have over the next few days: Mercury direct, New Moon in Pisces, Mars retrograde, Saturn retrograde, Black Moon enters Leo. All of this is a lead up to the New Moon in Aries.
But let’s bring things back to today – and the refreshment that today’s energy offers. Find a way to celebrate life. It only takes a second, but can last for eternity. Prepare fresh soil – the landscape of your mind – to begin anew. We aren’t just preparing for a new month, we are preparing for a new year. This is our job over the next month, which is the time of year that is like a month-long Balsamic phase. We weave a dream during this time. Start your mind toward this. Start thinking about what you want to seed or intend at the New Moon in Aries. 2014 is a big dream, one that required that we build up a lot of power and resilience over the last month. Now we start to work with it alchemically to induce our vision for humanity in collaboration with Gaia Sophia, the divine being embodied as our planet. Let the Balsamic magic begin.