New Moon Phase – Moon: Aquarius – Ruling Mahavidya: Matangi
Mighty Venus stations direct today, ending her detour to discern the truth about relationships and reform our feelings about what is truly valuable. Longtime readers know that the day a planet stations retrograde or direct can pose challenges, as people are responding to the slingshot-effect of the energetic shift. As a planet stations retrograde it pulls back farther and farther until it is released to move forward again. Situations, circumstances, events, and feelings can be dramatic. Things can quickly come to a head or to an end, but the refreshment that results can be sublime.
Sublime is the state of being we are going for this month. The effort is enhanced by the very special gift of the Sabian symbol for the month, “people on a vast staircase graduated upward.” The key parts of this symbol are ”vast staircase” and ”graduated upward.” The implication is that the staircase continues up for some distance, not just ending on the floor above. In this way we are both solidly connected with the ground and something far beyond us. That’s a pretty perfect place in my book.
So we are standing firmly in place on the massive oak staircase that extends far into the heavens (the World Tree?). And if we can do this, stand firmly in place, trusting that we are in the right place and that we are moved in the right direction, the pressure lifts and the sublime enters.
The sublime not only enters but has time to stay – all month long. What would our lives look like if we held this mindset all month long? What would the world look like?
Keep in mind that being grounded does not mean paralysis. It means we are centered, connected, rooted in the ground but completely mobile in consciousness and free to act. Since we are in the time of year that is like a long Third Quarter Moon phase, the energy directs us to take care of details, complete things, tie up loose ends, revise plans and systems, and re-evaluate situations. We want to do aim for this during the month. It will be easier to do this now that Venus has stationed direct.
Whatever today’s energy of Venus direct brings you, remember that things are working to put things in their perfect places. Take your stair and, if needed, hold on to the rail.
(Note: The crocus is featured in today’s picture in honor of the first day of spring, February 1, in the nature-based Celtic calendar.)