Crescent Moon Phase: expand, grow, struggle, challenge, question
Moon in Gemini
Today’s energy carries potential to deliver something unexpected and swift. These unexpected things come in a myriad of forms ranging from brilliant flashes of insight to dramatic rearrangement of circumstances. There is even a rather hysterical element that can blow things out of proportion. If you experience this today, remember that after the initial surprise, impact, or shock, there is likely to be a liberation from something.
We are liberated when we surrender or release, but there is an important distinction between the terms “surrender” and “release.” During Third Quarter phases, our mission is to surrender that which is no longer in alignment. Surrendering means action has ceased. We yield. During Balsamic phases, the mission is to release. Release comes when we let go. Letting go comes in many forms, two of which are ending something or beginning something. It comes from wanting to break free from what doesn’t feel good and what has become a burden. The cosmos is designed to receive whatever we release during the energetic frequencies of the Balsamic time of year. This is where we are in the natural cycle of life.
The transformative power of Balsamic phases is under-recognized because it happens in spaces where there is lightness of being. Mindspaces that become lighter receive the fullest wash of spiritual renewal today. This is achieved when we can forgive ourselves, soften, or give something up. Then the magic begins. And we remember what it feels like to be happy.
A lot is happening in the world and in our lives. We are preparing for great change with the upcoming astrological year (beginning at the Aries New Moon on March 30, 2014). Test out in your mind what would happen and how you might feel if you released something that is weighing on you. This month we are travelers on a narrow path up a mountain, seeking illumination – wisdom – about specific things. What we carry on our backs is completely our choice.