First Quarter Moon Phase: take action, step out, expression, growth
Ruling Mahavidya: Kali
AUDIO RECORDING 12/31/2013 – Gregorian New Year – New Ruling Mahavidya – KALI (copy and paste the link)
Our band of travelers continues the journey through the realm of the Black Moon, a land where there are wildfires of emotions. If you don’t understand where you are and what’s really happening, it can feel like hell. But it isn’t hell at all. It’s a domain of transformation. It refreshes us by purging whatever is no longer needed and whatever is not in alignment with our true course.
Many things come to a head today with Mercury making opposition to the Black Moon. The tendency is to say things before we think. It is natural under this energy to call out injustices, to call things like they are. In fact, it often comes out before we know it. The conjunction of the Moon and Uranus, both in Aries, adds to the impulsivity and shock factors. Most likely what’s said needs to be said and will be a catalyst for transformation. There really aren’t any accidents under this energy. What happens, no matter what it looks like now, ultimately serves to get us someplace else.
With this, there is also a tendency to judge ourselves harshly today. We can be hyper-critical and even obsessed with self-blame. Take personal responsibility, not personal persecution and prosecution. Taking personal responsibility is empowering; personally persecuting is disempowering. Taking personal responsibility requires us to be honest enough and strong enough to meet ourselves where we are and take it from there.
Whatever transpires today does so under the fires of transformation. When we are receptive to this, we make life a lot easier on ourselves. This is one of the little known aspects of life that we as students of nature are learning this month.
(Special thanks to wise owl James for sending this “sun henge” picture. It’s a bright light to guide us through the transformation.)