Gibbous Moon Phase: trust
Moon in Sagittarius/Capricorn
Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Bhairavi (The Fierce One)
Skill: trust the process
Negative Imprint: stuck in fear, not able to let guard down, vulnerable, arrogance, over-responsibility, suspicion, paranoia
Positive Imprint: leadership, renewal, release, clearing, loyalty, willing to be receptive
As the Gibbous Moon phase of the month begins, magical energies also begin a process of alchemy to change things from one form to another. The Sun, Mercury, and the Black Moon are in tight conjunction until the light of the Full Moon on Sunday.
Gibbous Moon phases ask us to trust. Given that we are in a month where we are taking leaps of faith, trust in the process is even more important this time around. But a process is underway. In a grand re-mixing of our lives, things that have been blocking or clogging us are swept away. The process of alchemy distills these elements down and removes them so that we are more refined.
What happens when things are more refined? What would happen to you if you were more refined?
The answers are only good. Refinement brings purity, clarity, and cleansing. We advance, amend, beat, correct, enhance, mend, rectify, reform, revamp, and surpass when we are refined. It is an overall improvement.
But, things are generally heated up during a process of alchemy. Energy is exerted to produce the change. The hot Leo Sun, combined with the cognitive power of Mercury and the shadow-powder of the Black Moon, burns things down to their cores.
We need to understand that shadow sides are aroused, engaged, and now building. The Sun only makes conjunction with the Black Moon once a year, and it is always intense, mainly because tremendous rebirth is underway. The confluence of the Sun, Mercury, and the Black Moon all mixed together at these astrological degrees leads to new creations.
However, these new ways may come about through heated verbal exchanges or revelations of truth and also through plunges into dark thoughts. When Mercury and the Black Moon come together, we tend to say things before we speak – things that are hard-core truth that is often hard for others to take. We also are prone to negative thinking. We see what’s “wrong” or out of alignment so that things can get better.
So everyone’s core fear (identified by the Black Moon in our natal charts) comes out to be addressed and evolved at this time. The Sun and the Black Moon will make exact conjunction on Sunday, August 10 at 7:45 am ET/11:45 am UT. Since this energetic will be in place with the Full Moon at 2:09 pm ET/ 6:09 pm UT, it will continue throughout the Full Moon phase. Essentially we have a process of deep changes happening now and continuing for a week.
Never fear, the underdog is energetically here. The Earth is located at the degree of the Sabian symbol “a watchdog standing guard, protecting his master and his master’s possessions.” The Wisdom Goddess Bhairavi, the emissary of Gaia Sophia known as “The Fierce One,” is on duty. Bhairavi oversees the alchemical process that is happening, ensuring that a completion of the refinement occurs.
Today, bask in the warmth of the Leo Sun that is working to make things better. Give a word of thanks. Alchemy is afoot.