Balsamic Moon Phase: release, transformation, healing, forgiveness, renewal Moon: Virgo
Ruling Mahavidya: Shodashi
We remain under powerful energies that began yesterday with the Sun-Chiron and Venus-Eris oppositions. First we will talk about what this means and then we will talk about suggestions for navigating it.
Here’s the rundown:
– Strong tendency toward self-sabotage, self-persecution, and self-wounding, as well as the tendency to sabotage, persecute, and wound other people and situations. This is no joke today. Issues of victimization, martyrdom, and sacrifice are very, very powerful. We can screw things up pretty badly, so it’s best to put off major decisions until another day if possible. If you find your mind chattering about how much you suck and how sucky your decisions are, you know you are under the negative polarity of Chiron. Instead of piling onto the suckiness, accept what you are being shown, suspend judgment, and disengage from emotional response. It’s just the energy and it is playing out to show you something that you can change.
-Strong tendency toward aggression. In myth, Chiron is the teacher of the arts of war; Hercules and Achilles are his students. Eris is the mythological goddess of chaos and is often associated with the battlefield and battle forces. We can see how these energies are being used to further geopolitical agendas.
-High Magic. Chiron and Eris are also master alchemists (magicians), so the potential for loading or imprinting the energy is stronger. In addition to this, today is the last day of the Balsamic Moon phase – the most magical of the month. There is an abundance of raw energy ready to be put to use. We put this to good use by releasing negativity from the past month in preparation for a new beginning with tomorrow’s New Moon. Be aware that others are doing the opposite (injecting negativity).
Tomorrow I will discuss Shodashi’s efforts for the new month. For today, work with the mission of Balsamic and leave behind any thoughts, feelings, or beliefs that you don’t want to carry forward into the next month.
(Today’s photograph of this ancient beauty is courtesy of wise owl Andrew, who coordinates the Oracle Report Facebook community, from his trip through the redwood forest.)