Saturday, November 30 – December 1, 2013
Balsamic Moon Phase: surrender, release, cleanse, purge, prepare
Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala, the Lotus Goddess, Goddess of Limitlessness, Goddess of Assurance
We do our species proud (and fulfill the highest octave of one of the intrinsic threads of our species’ code) this weekend when we engage in showing appreciation. There is a strong theme of recognition underlying the energy. It is our mission to “honor” those who have given to us in some way. This is the true purpose behind gifting.
GIfting is also a part of farewells and endings. In fact, it is a powerful way to release energetic ties with people, places, and situations. Many things have been shown to us over the last two lunar months – things that need to end or at least the way they are operating needs to end. We can honor the good things about those people, places, and situations that are dissolving without remaining tied to the them. This is a different way to look at things and it is a heroic way to look at things. Warriors of the heart are able to move on from that which limits their mission. It is all part of the return of the sacred masculine. It is also an inherent process of Balsamic Moon phases. The trick with this is to not trick yourself. The motto for this is “it is what it is” so don’t make it more than it is. It is heroic to be brave enough to at least recognize to yourself the reality or truth of situations.
As part of the Mahavidya Kamala’s farewell, we are gifted with golden opportunities this weekend. What’s your idea of a golden opportunity? She is the Goddess of Limitlessness, so there is every reason to dream big.
Astrological aspects are also triggering shadow sides this weekend. The desires for recognition and appreciation affect all of us, but this is most pertinent to Cancers and Capricorns or those with the Black Moon in Cancer or Capricorn. These are the wise owls undergoing the most internal transformation right now. Jupiter, which has turned retrograde, has been heading back for another encounter with the Black Moon. The exact conjunction occurs Sunday around 8:00 am EST/ high noon UTC. Aspects to the Black Moon produce death and rebirth to things, mimicking the descent and rise of the mythic phoenix. The phoenix is graceful in its descent. It surrenders to the journey. And it always rises.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by responsibilities and expectations today. But ask yourself if these things are burdens of the past. Re-examine them. Old patterns and mindsets do not want to give way, so it may take some effort.
I would like to recognize and express my appreciation for all of the wise owls out there endeavoring to change the energy by changing themselves. It is indeed a mission for warriors of the heart. As the limits and restrictions that have been in place over our hearts and minds are freed, we open to deeper connection with the planet and synch (sink) to a healthier, saner experience of life. What an honor.