Thursday, October 30, 2014
First Quarter Moon Phase: branch out
Moon in Capricorn/Aquarius
Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of the Lotus Blossom)
Skill: integrate the aspects of yourself that are revealed
Negative Imprint: causing damage, forcing, unsupportive and unsupported, feeling abandoned or lost, mood swings, feeling unable to cope, dividing and conquering
Positive Imprint: repairing damage, transcending conditions, improvisation, reflections, facing truth through the fall of illusions, people of like mind and mission coming together
If the energy of this lunar month is like being on a sight-seeing bus filled with bold tourists going where no one has gone before, today the bus stops for gas and repairs.
An opportunity to explore presents itself.
In keeping with the energy of “pausing” and taking a departure, let me tell you a story of the day instead of giving a report.
Many of us on the bus wish the driver would’ve stopped in a better part of town, so to speak. Everything looks ominous. Symbols of death abound. Do the people that inhabit this place worship death?
Shadows seem to stalk us, only to flee when we catch a moment’s glimpse of them. The light of the Full Moon casts their reflection off of a calm river.
One of us notices a large canoe along the bank of the river. It is big enough for all who decide to take a side trip, but who will go? What possible type of phantoms could lie deeper in this realm?
Another of us thinks to check the map. It indicates that a place called Shadow Springs is a short distance by water. The map says it is a hot spring.
Can we trust it?
Some of us decide to find out. Grabbing a few torches, we ease into the canoe, setting out in the direction of these Shadow Springs.
We soon discover the map did not tell us we would be paddling through caves. Because we are bold, we continue on, not looking back, trusting our ability to take care of ourselves no matter what we encounter.
A strange thing happens when the firelight of our torches reflects off the cave walls. Some of us see ourselves and our fears reflected. Monsters of our own making thrash about and we are captivated by the scene. We see what holds us back. We see what we do not want to face.
Just when our fears seem like they will overtake us, a warmth fills the air and our melts away the shadows of Shadow Springs. It is indeed a hot spring – a place where the hearth of the Goddess heals our souls.
We all jump in, immersing ourselves with Oneness, with all the lost parts of us that linger in shadow. They are not phantoms; they are lost parts of our own power.
We take them back with us, integrated and back home inside of us where they belong.
In case the message gets lost in translation: It’s a Black Moon day, one of the last during the Black Moon’s jaunt through Leo, and one of the last of the rebirth stages that those with the Black Moon or Sun in Aquarius or Leo. The energy brings out people’s core fears. People project those fears onto others. Analyze what people are telling you about yourself from this perspective. They are probably talking about themselves but don’t know it. We project what we cannot face about ourselves.
Black Moon days try to trick us into feeling separated from Spirit by giving us illusions of fear. New readers can look up their own Black Moon and the core fear identified by it in the Appendix of my book on the Black Moon – free on the Books tab at www.oraclereport.com. This is information all wise owls need to know about themselves. Know yourself, know the universe.
Face what you see about yourself today – the good and the not-yet-so-good. Remember that the not so good is based in an illusion of fear – of a false belief in separation from Spirit. Let the gentle warmth of the Goddess bring you back to where you need to be.
Crescent Moon Phase: persevere
Moon in Capricorn
Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (The Lotus Goddess)
Skill: be the wise owl in inner contemplation and outer observance
Negative Imprint: demanding one’s way, prejudice, projection of one’s own feelings onto others, moody, denial
Positive Imprint: integration of aspects of ourselves, openness, expansion, self-respect, clearing of emotions, drawing on inner resources, heritage
This month’s journey on the “sight-seeing bus filled with tourists” takes us along the water’s edge today.
The energetic signatures that most of the planets are delivering today involve water. Water is symbolic of emotions, cleansing, the unconscious mind, and mutability (things being changed by outer forces). Water can be placid or it can be whipped up into white caps. Since we will likely see and/or experience the variety of these “watery” states today, we will invoke the shamanic skill of being like the wise owl in a tree in inner contemplation and outer observance.
This means we quiet our minds. We direct (command) the swirling energies to whirl away from us by not engaging anything that tries to draw us into a power struggle, a dramatic conflict, an emotional tailspin, or lower-level vibrations. We go to the inner spaces and we do this while we are fully active in our everyday lives. We carry the mindset of the wise owl in the tree. This is why it is called a skill. It requires practice. The goal is to be able to maintain it all day.
It’s easier to do when you remember the “observe” element. We aren’t in stasis in our inner contemplation. We are also alert to the liveliness of the world around us and the way Spirit wields the collective dream to impart messages, information, and wisdom to us. So we are open to direct interaction from Spirit, but neutral to the matrix.
This month’s ruling Wisdom Goddess is Kamala, who is also known as the Lotus Goddess because she brings passions back to life for blooming. She is especially good at helping us make admissions to ourselves about our shadow sides. When we integrate more of our shadow side, we become stronger. Today she will attempt to mutate or change patterns of behavior that keep us from actualizing the brilliant light codes of our souls. She draws something out of us, possibly something very deep, and then blesses us.
Regardless of what situations, feelings, and conditions are today, they are undergoing a transmutation into something else. When we get to the Full Moon phase of this cycle, we will have gained more clarity and insight about these things. Today is an important connecting piece on the journey.
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