Thursday, September 26, 2013
Third Quarter Moon Phase: realignment, revision, responsibility
Ruling Mahavidya: Shodashi (with Matangi)
The beautiful creature in today’s photograph is a kestrel, a member of the falcon family, and second only to the great horned owl in its numbers and range of habitat. According to Animal Speak by Ted Andrews (that my friend has termed the “Big Book”), kestrel teaches “how to use your mental faculties more patiently and more effectively to capture what you most need and desire (emphasis added).“
It is appropriate that kestrel shows up right after Shodashi, the Wisdom Goddess Who Fulfills Our Highest Desires, sends a wave to shatter the nature of power and control systems.
So we are practicing the skill of patience today, which enables us to view from a distance – exactly the way falcons do. Falcons are right out in the middle, but to the side. They know when to move away like a shadow, slipping out of the fray. The are less concerned about being out in the open because they can morph reality around them, invisibly. This is one of the reasons Merlin from the ancient tales is associated with kestrels.
Additionally today, we begin the Third Quarter Moon phase, but before we do, the Moon will be aspecting the Galactic Center until it moves into Cancer around 4:00 pm EDT/8:00 pm UTC. So all day we will be in receipt (using the mental faculties of the kestrel) of messages and information from Home – messages and information that assist Shodashi’s efforts to bring our highest desires.
Kestrels are also fierce predators in that they will take advantage of opportunities that are presented. While the world is reworked to bring our highest desire of it into being, be on the lookout for your ship to sail in. In fact, expect it.
(Note: I am happy to once again join Janet Hickox on her show “Living Astrology” tonight – Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm ET/ 4:00 pm PT. We will be discussing Chiron and the Black Moon, so I hope you can join us. Click here for more information to listen live and for the call-in number.)