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Crescent Moon Phase: expand, grow, questions, challenges
Diamond Sky Dakinis Rule This Lunar Month, Not The Mahavidyas
We bid farewell to Mars in Virgo and hail the entry of Mars into Libra this weekend. This is a dramatic shift.
On another octave, Libra is ruled by Eris. In mythology, Mars/Aries is Eris’ brother. They are the archetypes of the feminine and masculine warriors and are often together on the battlefield in the ancient stories. Mars will move through Libra until the end of July 2014. The primary theme of this energy will be the unification of the masculine and feminine sides of ourselves. In other words, we become whole.
The integration of these two sides of ourselves makes us very, very strong. Wherever we are deficient, rectification will occur. So in various aspects of our lives we have holes or weaknesses that will now be filled or fortified. Masculine or feminine energy will route to the area or situation, depending on what is needed. To be balanced is to operate with the full power of nature.
Mars in Libra is about freedom and independence, reaching apex during the last week of January 2014, and then again during the last week of March/beginning of April. These are the times when Mars will oppose the Eris Point (the degree in the sky Eris was located when she was discovered). This transit of Mars through Libra will be revolutionary.
t’s important to be wise and responsible with our choices this weekend. We need to take a longer-term, bigger picture approach. Decisions made willy-nilly (absentmindedly) are never good, but really not good now. This is especially true with purchases. You don’t have to show your love via volume.
Saturday’s energy revolves around notions of worth. Situations and events show us if things are worth the effort or if we are settling for scraps. If it is not worth it, we are compromising ourselves by trying to satisfy a need.
Things will go better if you rely on yourself to take care of anything that needs to be taken care of instead of asking someone else.
Sunday’s energy brings a vibrance and freshness that is a wonderful gift on the last day of the Crescent Moon phase. Crescent Moon phase is considered by many to be the “hardest” of the eight Moon phases. My teacher always emphasized “challenge” over “struggle.” When we know something will be challenging, we can prepare for endurance. But if we are unaware of the nature of Crescent phases, we can become overwhelmed by them. Wishes, intentions, and dreams seeded at the New Moon phase often die at Crescent phase because we give up. The Universe is just asking if we are “for real” with it (love and want it enough) or just want things without effort. Let Sunday’s vibrant, fresh energy carry you through doubts and worries.
All of us wise owls breathe in the beauty of the natural world and swim in the air currents of Mother Nature – Gaia Sophia. It is my job to help us turn our attention from the mechanistics of the matrix and toward the workings of nature. Balance, sanity, happiness, and freedom await us there. Turn your head and see.
Thank you Aisha!
You have perhaps noticed a little lull in the proceedings, a small pause for breath if you will, a chance to sit back and really start see yourself in all of your glory? For again, this is what this is all about, a chance to step back from the hubbub of your everyday life and step within, close the door and enter your own inner sanctuary, where you can begin to get acquainted with the real essence of who you really are. For you are so much more than what you think, and even if this is a message we have repeated again and again, it is one we will continue to preach until the last one of you have fallen down on your knees in awe from seeing the real you for the very first time. And yes, this will take time, but it will indeed happen sooner than…
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Thank you for sharing your lovely evening and beautiful images. I love seeing pictures of my friends worlds.
Yesterday evening, we drove out of town to Port Royal, with a hunger for fish at Gloria’s Restaurant. We drove along the slowly winding road – sand and cacti on one side, mangrove-fringed lagoons on the other – with the late afternoon sun shining in our eyes. The radio said that many of Nelson Mandela’s family members had gathered at his house.
We climbed the steps to the top floor of Gloria’s (downstairs is rather stuffy). Upstairs is open to the sea breeze, which blew softly as we sat down at the table. Now, there is nothing sophisticated about Gloria’s – one does not go there for its fancy decor. It’s the food that counts. Or to be precise: the fish. Brown stew, fry, steam, fry fish, sometimes lobster.
Looking out to sea on one side, there was the dust-grey sand beach and the muffled murmur of the…
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