September 11, 2013

Crescent Moon Phase: challenge, growth, struggle, expansion, gathering

Moon: Sagittarius

Ruling Mahavidya:  Shodashi (with Matangi, The Administrator)

Venus moves out of Libra and into Scorpio today, which always brings a palpable shift in energy.  It gets deeper and a bit more intense when Venus moves into Scorpio.  Desire is strong and passions run wild.  Venus will move through Scorpio until October 7.

We recognize this and we feel this, but we are not moved from center.  Truly what is shifting is the cycle of nature.  The season is changing.  Since we are one with nature, our internal season is changing.  Difficulties with the energy today indicate fear of change.  To keep from personalizing this too much, remember that this is a natural process.  We are like trees in that we are firmly rooted to the ground and are able to blow with the wind and shift with the seasons.

What beauty the shift of seasons brings!  The eye of Shodashi explodes in nature, with fireworks of color, sight, and sound.  This time of year offers wonders to behold.  The place to channel the intensity of Venus in Scorpio is in nature.  We can funnel the complexity of emotions to the planet when we feel heavy.  We honor life, not death today.

Shodashi’s efforts to pre-empt and disempower negativity are quite a gift right now.  We could all be experiencing a very ugly and scary dream of the world.  Instead, we are open to the pursuit of freedom, beauty, and life.

The door of the cage has been opened.