Third Quarter Moon Phase: realign, revise, reorient, take responsibility
Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala, the Lotus Goddess
Today the Sun reaches the degree known as “an old owl up in a tree” – our favorite! Owls take in the full spectrum, seeing everything – seeing what others miss. They are quiet while they process and digest what they see. It is a solitary endeavor, yet engaged in as part of a group. This makes it less lonely.
We are “processing” a lot today – all that has transpired since the “astrological new year” of the New Moon in Aries last April. We see things a different way. We see what needs to be revised and realigned. We see what needs to change.
Today’s massive aspect of Venus opposing the Black Moon and Jupiter adds strong elements to this. The Black Moon is intense any way you cut it, but Jupiter, The Expander, is traveling backwards to meet up with her again. Their close proximity makes it hard to keep things contained – and we really aren’t supposed to. The Black Moon rails against limitations and restrictions. She wants to rectify and correct matters. The level at which we resist anything that is trying to change is proportional to the level of change that is needed. If you are denying or resisting, Venus and the Black Moon will not make life easy for you today. This is particularly true for Cancers, Capricorns, and those with the Black Moon in Cancer and Capricorn.
So what is a wise owl to do? We do what we always do with Black Moon energy: first, we surrender. We go with the flow. We watch. We receive the instruction the planet is sending each of us. We have brave enough hearts to face whatever we see.
Second, we understand the fact that all that transpires under this energy will take things to a higher, happier level. Knowing that Black Moon energy brings a REWARD – the hero’s boon – gives us the strength to continue through. If you knew that whatever was distressing you now would lead to a happier life later, what would you do? How would you respond today? The Black Moon and Venus make this promise, so take it into consideration.
Venus and Black Moon aspects bring relationships that no longer serve the highest and best to an end, and new relationships – ones that are more in line with who we really are and our mission – quickly enter. Relationships that do serve the highest and best become stronger. This includes all types of relationships – personal and professional. These themes are carried under all of today’s strong energy. People who are resistant to change will respond in dramatic ways. Shadow sides fall out everywhere and projection of whatever we cannot face in ourselves ensues. Again, the wise owl watches and takes it all in.
When I first began discussing the shamanic technique of being like a wise owl in a tree, the picture above was my favorite way to graphically depict it. It’s easy to get the idea of “peering out” from within ourselves with this photograph, so I am bringing it back in honor of the day. Watch from the inner perspective and stay out of the fray. Happy wise owl day, everyone!
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