Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi
Along with Balsamic Moon phases, Gibbous Moon phase is a magical time of the month, and by that I mean a spiritual time. After popping through the surface at First Quarter phase, the seedling (wish, intention) now pauses to adjust to its new environment. It takes time to process what is happening, trusts that it is safe where it is and that the cycle of its life is unfolding.
Translation: after stepping out, taking action, or moving our wish/intention forward at First Quarter Moon phase, we now analyze where things stand and TRUST that all is proceeding on track. Trust is the keyword for Gibbous phases. At Gibbous, we step back and let higher forces work with what we have done. Very little effort and action is needed during Gibbous. As long as we show up and participate, the cycle continues. (People born under the Gibbous phase of the Moon manifest things effortlessly.) But if we get stuck in fear and lose our trust, the wish or intention begins to die. The seedling is afraid to be in the world so it withers away.
Of course in nature, this trust in the cycle of life is innate. As part of nature, we also have innate trust but it has been tricked out of us by the Archons. Our division from nature and constant interdimensional bombardment with messages like “you are all alone and nobody wants you” is the source of our fear and distrust, and ultimately the source of our unhappiness with life.
But nothing could be farther from the truth. Each of us is cradled in the arms of our celestial vehicle and benefactrix – Gaia Sophia – and guided at all times by her emissaries, the Wisdom Goddesses we call The Mahavidyas.
I love Gibbous phases and Balsamic phases because 1) interaction with spirit is easier because the “veils between the worlds” are thinner and 2) we get to kick back a bit and let the Mahavidyas do their thing. I relish any opportunity to kick back. As it has been said so often, when we get “on time” with the phases of the Moon, and follow the natural course, life is smoother. We know when to act and when to step back. You can see how knowledge of Moon phases is one more tool in a wise owl’s toolbag because it directs our action:
New Moon phase – set a wish (active)
Crescent Moon phase – allow expansion of the wish without struggle (passive)
First Quarter Moon phase – step out and take action with wish (active)
Gibbous Moon phase – trust, analyze, digest current status of wish (passive)
Now let’s look at the energetic equation for this weekend:
1) Gibbous Moon phase asking us to TRUST
2) Moon in Capricorn giving those with the Black Moon in Cancer or Capricorn one of their twice a month opportunities to move the process of personal rebirth forward. TRUST issues related to how well others support, appreciate, and recognize us come up. The Black Moon in Cancer is now opposing Pluto in Capricorn, re-envisioning romantic relationships. The highest and best for relationships occurs under this transit, even if that means the end of a relationship. It could be a metaphorical ending or a real split, but things go to another level one way or another.
3) The positions of the Sun and Venus this weekend highlight the need to relax so that our bodies and minds can process, digest, and analyze situations. It is fortuitous to have the combination of these energy signatures with a Gibbous Moon phase that occurs on a weekend (when many people are off from work). This lunar month brings us deep, transformative revelations, and the energy of the weekend definitely enhances this theme.
1+2+3= a really nice time to practice the skill of trust and a perfect chance to fall back in love with the beauty of life. Remember, in order to stay on course with the natural cycle of life, we are asked to TRUST during this phase of the Moon.