Waxing Crescent Moon Phase 45 – 90° – September 2014

waxing crescent moon phase

I thought I may be too late–is the Moon gone beyond 90 degrees yet?  We started with the New Phase at 0 or 1° Libra and now the Moon is at 9° Sagittarius today as I write this.    Since there’s 30 degrees to a sign and we started at Libra, progressing in order through the zodiac in the lunar cycle we have…

Libra 30° + Scorpio 30° + 30° Sagittarius and 30 x 3 is 90 degrees; so we’re still in the Waxing Crescent Phase which is from 45 to 90°. Whew! I’m not late with this blog post.  The Moon moves into the next phase when it gets to Capricorn, the next sign on the wheel.   I’m not too late and the Moon didn’t leave me behind.

Today the Moon is 69° into the next phase–the Waxing Crescent that follows the New Moon phase.  So, right on time then, I will continue.  We’re not at 90° yet.  Moving right along because I’m starting to sound like the Mad Hatter of Alice in Wonderland fame.

I’ve had one thing on my mind lately and so when it is said that you should plant a seed during the New Moon (dark of the Moon) or set an intention for the month, there’s no doubt about what that was for me in my life.

I won’t detail that here at the moment (it’s personal for now) but may share it later.  It’s still pretty new; just a seed after all and I don’t want to be digging it up or creating anything that could keep it from taking hold in the soil and pushing up above ground.  More on that in a moment.

The Moon entered the Waxing Crescent Phase when it was at 45° from the last Sun/Moon conjunction.  What was that date?  30 Libra + 15 Scorpio = 45 degrees.  The Moon hit 15 Scorpio on September 27th, 2014 in the wee hours of the morn Sunday last or late Saturday night however you prefer it depending on your bedtime, eh? That’s when the Waxing crescent phase began officially, Eastern time.

So here we are… we’re in that Waxing Crescent Phase now.  Something happened in my life at the end of the New Phase that relates to the seed I planted–it was only a word, a whisper, an inkling of the seed stirring, but it happened!

And now well into the waxing crescent phase I find myself energizing that whisper with many thoughts, hopes, imaginings, visions.  So we will see how it goes as we near the Full Moon–follow along with me through the phases and I’ll keep you posted and maybe even reveal what its all about.  No promises though; we’ll see how it goes.  Like I said, it’s very personal.  Anyway…. back to the Waxing Crescent Moon Phase for now.

Waxing.  I’ve got to tell you that the choice of words there has always sort of irked me a bit.  Couldn’t they come up with a more descriptive word for indicating that the Moon is growing brighter and larger in the sky?  Can’t begin to tell you how many times while learning this bit of Luna lore that I’d scratch my head and say what’s waxing mean again?  I think of wax as the stuff you use to make candles and I’m not sure what that…. well, “waxing” according to dictionary.com, is from the  Old English weaxan; related to Old Frisian waxa, Old Saxon, Old High German wahsan, Gothic wahsjan,  Whatever!

So the Moon is getting larger, waxing.  We just have to accept that’s what waxing means and try to remember it.

After the FULL MOON it wanes (gets smaller in the sky to our eyes) and the word wane makes more sense to me.

But now we have this Waxing Crescent that we’re well into now (September 29th, 2014) but the date is not much matter since we’ll be here in this phase again next month and every month thereafter, “Lord willen’ and the creek don’t rise” as that saying goes.

We can pretty much count on the Sunrise and the Moonrise and their rhythms; that’s another reason to love astrology–it represents something we can count on and those things are far and few in life. Getting back to business now…

The Waxing Crescent Moon; the separation of the Moon from the Sun is between 45 – 90°

In this phase feelings of hopefulness abound and there is a sense that lingers of that other-worldliness from the earlier phase and the impulse toward action or activity is increased yet there is a struggle to put into the outer world what the inner world is experiencing.

There is the struggle with the need to withdraw from social interactions at this time of the month.  Psychic work at this time will carry the tune of inspiration.

A distance of 45° in astrology is called a semi-square and there is a struggle here, says Dane Rudhyar, for something concrete–a structure or mental concept.  There is the shock of discovery at this angle–it’s thin and new.  There can be a feeling of excitement with a tendency to want to slow down and look at things from all angles.   To our eye the Moon won’t have a distinctive shape until it reaches the First Quarter 90° when it looks like that distinctive semi-circle–until then the Moon’s shape is a straight line more-or-less.

There is gradual revelation in this phase which also includes the sextile (60°) and that’s where a comparison and contrast becomes evident and exciting.  In our current cycle that happened when the transiting Moon was at approximately 1° Sag. (Yesterday, Sunday 9-28-14).

There’s no stress with any kind of sextile and in this phase there’s a good deal going on internally.  There needs to be an isolation from the external world so the soul can ponder what’s taking place and begins to think about the effort and skills needed to work in harmony with the seed that is taking shape.

This whole waxing crescent phase is about allowing the evolutionary intent to take root–new energy with a new purpose.  Keyword:  allowing.

And here there can be those fears… fears of the past repeating itself.  No!  don’t let yourself go there!  We are doing evolution and NOT de-volution.  Right?

(I can feel that within my own experience now and it is very much in alignment with what the books all say about this phase.)

The Moon here in the waxing crescent phase is is young and full of possibility.  If we put this in terms of seasons, we could say that the Moon here is still in “winter” and we know spring is around the corner.  We still feel the ‘otherworldliness’ that carried us from the New Moon phase that came on the heels of the Balsamic phase where something was about to be conceived.  It was conceived!   And now the energy wants to rush out and to manifest.

Before this Moon cycle began, it was abstract and we couldn’t quite conceive of  how our desire or hopes could come about–it was dark and confusing but then a trace of light happened in the New Phase and into the Crescent and it has been growing all along!

Sooner or later what we want to happen will–that’s the feeling now but it feels awkward still.  Yet, at the same time, we’re ready to take it on, go with it, roll up our sleeves and work in harmony with it.  There’s an urgency feeling of something that has to get done but you don’t want to jump the gun that’s loaded and ready to go off– it’s not gone off yet!  And you don’t want to just sit there and do nothing either.  There’s the struggle.

Rudhyar says, about this phase, that people born in this phase “may be characterized in some cases by a deep, subconscious sense of being overwhelmed by the momentum of the past and the power of “ghosts” or karma”.  [i.e. doubt.]

There’s a feeling of not wanting to let things slip through the fingers, not wanting to miss the boat.  The hands are being untied now and there’s a strong desire to use them well.

In the month of October and on the 8th of this month — next Wednesday from now to be exact — there will be a FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE.  (That’s a whole other blog)

Anyway, the energy now indicates that something bigger than one’s own self is about to give purpose, direction and shape to the life.  

I don’t know about you, but I’ll drink to that–raising my coffee cup to the Moon and the Goddess therein!

[I will see you somewhere near the Square, the 90° angle of the Moon to the Sun and that’s going to happen (as stated earlier) at 1° Capricorn.  In this time zone (Eastern) this happens on October 1st!  See you in a few days; that is, if I can stay on time here with my blogging intentions I will. :0] 

 

QUICK MOON PHASE LINKS: 

New Moon 

Crescent (Waxing)

First Quarter

Gibbous (Waxing)

FULL MOON

Disseminating (Waning)

Last Quarter

Waxing Crescent – Balsamic 

 

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Divination: Ace of Pentacles and Doubt

Divination!  Let’s do some!  Got a question, a problem, an “issue”?  I do–who doesn’t really?!  Let’s be honest.  Even high spiritual teachers have them.  Lately, I’ve ripped off my mask but am thinking that it might be better to put it back on–people rather like the mask and let’s face it, nobody REALLY wants to know “what lies in the deep” or beheath it@!  Love that phrase, “lies in the deep”-but that’s the scorpio in me I suppose.  Anyway, it’s a line from Lord of the Rings–I really LOVE the music from that movie, especially the Return of the King CD.  But let me pull this all together here and get back to the diviniation question.

Got one in mind?  Like I said, I do.  You focus on yours and I’ll focus upon mine–let’s form this question carefully. Perhaps even write it down.  No paper and pen handy?  Open a document and write it down there.  Got it? 

Okay,  mine has to do with doubt–what’s yours have to do with?  Let’s see what the oracle tells us.  I will use the tarot today.  Now that I think about it, doubt is a common human issue. 

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I’ve drawn the Ace of Pentacles.  I can’t help but be drawn to the blue mountains in the background–it seems everything reminds me of the moutains lately.  But let’s stick to the question, what does our issue about doubt have to do with the Ace of Pentacles?  Well, the answer here is that there is an opportunity, something material and earthly (like money) that comes as a result of the issue at hand that we’re asking about.

New Beginning, opportunity, door opens (represented by the archway in the picture on the card).  Something material or earthly will happen to help overcome the doubt that exists around the question. 

This is beginning to make sense to my own inner question– is it for you as well?  It is encouraging.   I’ve always loved this card with the hand of spirit holding the coin over the path!  That’s probably because there’s still a tendency within me to struggle with money or poverty issues.

The bottom line here is that there’s no reason for doubt–there are heavinly forces that help us in material ways to stay on the path!

Day #10 – Divination Tools Help Ease Uncertainty or Doubt During Times of Change

I totally get to live it now (again!).  I get to apply firsthand all the advice that comes from the higher levels of mind about change, impermanence, transition, letting go/holding on (an interesting dynamic!) and all the rest.  O, not that I haven’t lived it in the past—it’s a refresher is all. 

Anytime we make a decision that is going to obviously out-picture in a major life change, we have moments—call them temporary moments of insanity if you’d like.  I may have had a few of those this week.  I am laughing inside as I reflect on that last line; there’s a part of me that’s still a bit numb and consequently unsure if I’ve been completely sane the entire week.

I think it’s normal as a portion of life unravels and then begins to reassemble due to the necessity of change that moments of “crazy” happen and there again come those old buddies of worry who is crazy’s cousin.  Those buddies are doubt and anger.  What’s there to be angry about you may ask—don’t worry, I’m asking myself the same question. 

Maybe it’s my rebellious Aquarius energy in my 7th house—who knows?  I really have to get over a certain amount of resentment about jumping through other people’s hoops and dealing with “THE almighty RULES”.   Yeah, I’ve always been a fringe dweller, an outsider.  I’m examining that now; that frustration and resentment. 

But I got through the week and with regard to this project, this commitment, this change–the ball is continuing to roll with or without me because things have been set irreversibly into motion.  Last night I had as moment of angst.  Now this is where divination comes in handy!

Maybe it was me just tired from a long week of bumping heads with… let me be kind.  Let’s just say maybe a certain fatigue set it that wasn’t necessarily physical.  Mentally I am living (in my mind) within the new way of being that comes from this change that I’ve chosen (did I really choose it?) and  physically there is chaos in the realm that I’m still disassembling as part of the change. 

Holy chaos!  What am I doing?  Am I doing the right thing?  I keep getting flashes of the transiting lunar nodes about to come to merge with my natal lunar nodes—once I heard an astrology teacher say that this is… well, she said, “The past becomes the future and the future becomes the past.”  I really do feel like something quite similar to that is going on with all of this!

You know how you get that sinking feeling when you are just about to go walk the aisle to say, “I do”-?  Did you ever do that?  Sometime before you take that walk you say to yourself, “Really, do I?  OMG, am I doing the right thing?”  OR maybe you are about to close on that house whether you are selling or buying—there’s a moment that happens when you ask yourself, “Do I REALLY want to do this?” 

And you’re at the point with it where it is way too complicated to change your mind now!  You know, like you just strapped your body in the roller coaster and it begins to move and you really wish you could get off the thing and it’s way too late to turn back now!

Okay, so I had a moment like that last night you see?  Those kinds of moments can be sort of immobilizing—everything freezes and you feel like you have to go put your head on the pillow for a while and consider everything one more time.

If you’re experienced with life—it’s familiar territory.  You just want someone to come down from some heaven somewhere, float down through the walls and tell you that you are doing the right thing.  That didn’t happen exactly, so I grabbed a few divination tools and did ‘my thing’.

It is calming to shuffle those cards or toss those coins—if nothing else, shuffling the cards is a centering activity in itself. 

It was helpful is all that I can say—very helpful—calming, reassuring, peace-provoking and enabled me to breathe easy once more. 

I’d say the whole affair took maybe a half hour and I was back on course again emotionally.  I was still physically tired but got a lot of good rest last night and today I’m ready to go back at it again.  And the chaos of change I must make peace with until the 30 days is over.  Around this same time next month, I should have totally different view of life; stay tuned.  But my greater point is that divination tools, used properly and with confidence in the tool itself, can be so helpful in the heat of the moment when guidance and an elevated, unbiased view is needed.

It’s worth learning about tarot cards or runes or i-ching and to take a psychic development class before you consider a major change; they can help you.  As a matter of fact, now that we are thinking of it, I’ve noticed that many people who take the class are also planning something huge in their life at the same time—some life changing event like a job/career change or divorce or a relocation.

I’ll post again when there’s time.

Daily Divination 9-9-11 Vulnerability and Protection Issues I CHING Kua 3 Difficulty and Danger in the Beginning

Well, I’m certain that divine synchronicity OR “The Adjustment Bureau” (movie with Matt Damon) is at work when I look at the image representing the I CHING Kua 3 today. Vulnerability, Inexperience, Doubts and Fears—those words pretty much relate to a recent fright that I experienced about my blog and webpage being compromised with some sort of cyber issue. A total false alarm in the end is how it proved out; yet, there I was feeling the fright at the possibility of releasing my attachment to all of the work I did on my blog and website—not to mention my weekly newsletters! I’ve felt it before though and so I had one of those “been there, done that” feelings to accompany the other one which went something like, “Oh, S _ _ _!” Last time that feeling hit me was during the time period in which I was planning for the incidentals surrounding my physical body’s demise. A cheery thought–right? Well, everyone should do it at some point—face those questions and answers; getting one’s will and living will in order, leaving the final directives for family members to help them efficiently clean up one’s business on earth. I went so far as to pick out the crematory so that my kids wouldn’t have to deal with that decision and then purchased a life insurance policy to pay for it. Anyway, in that process I realized that my work could possibly be gone—my website, my psychic classes and my other online information disseminating ventures. Envisioning the goodbyes to my children was difficult enough, but knowing my work would be poof, gone added to those feelings of the vulnerable demise.   I got to revisit all that for a short time again yesterday. Someone who reported my blog page having an issue (which turned out to be no issue) wrote to me that I could start over—new blog, new website. Huh? I’m sure that “The Adjustment Bureau” put that someone up to that! But it’s all good; I needed to revisit those attachments.

Kua 3 is called “Difficulty and Danger in the Beginning” and the images of a blade of grass sprouting through the earth or the egg-shell opening to give birth to what is contained within.

In the I CHING Book of Changes by Wilhelm/Baynes it reads this way about Kua 3:

The situation points to teeming chaotic profusion; thunder and rain fill the air. But the chaos clears up. While the Abysmal sinks, the upper movement eventually passes beyond the danger. A thunderstorm brings release from tension, and all things breathe freely again.”

Sounds like what happened yesterday about my webpages—one moment there’s someone telling me things that have to do with cyber danger and the next moment, all is mysteriously well again.

GENERAL BOTTOM LINE COSMIC MESSAGE: when we envision something (say a website or a book or anything we wish to see in form) we call forth everything that is needed and confusion can be part of every aspect of form getting to its proper place. All you need, no matter how things appear to yourself or to others, is a firm determination to reach your goal. And PS if you’re envisioning something Online, it doesn’t harm a single thing and helps a good deal to call on Archangel Michael to protect your website and Online endeavors.

After the fright of some sort of cyber-attack, I did what I could to verify or correct the issue (if there really was an issue). After that, I went out into the yard to be in nature and do some weeding and trimming. I began to remember how I’d asked for protection for my website and as a reminder to myself I’d placed a statue of an angel on my computer tower. I now work from a laptop but assume the intent still holds. Yet, yesterday I once again called upon Archangel Michael to renew my request for protection in my cyber world. He is known to be one who also helps with electronic issues or car engine troubles.  Since I can’t afford a fancy-schmancy expensive web protection service, Archangel Michael works best for me.  And if the Lords of Karma see that something is needed  to balance or repaid; it is best to accept what is.  Just tossed in a few additional random thoughts there.

Meanwhile, we must develop the strength to roll with the punches and reinforce our vulnerabilities. New things are always coming up on the horizon and we should be looking there instead of the past—that was another lesson from yesterday (for me personally). If I want to leave a mark in the world on the level of something physical or in form, the cyber world is not the place to do it. One or two hacks and poof, its’ gone, shut down like it never even happened. But then (the question becomes) how important is it to leave a mark in the world? That’s the ego’s desire; is it really a desire from the higher mind? Haven’t I already left “marks” just from my interactions with other humans and via my children?  This is the question for contemplation—at least for me for today.

When chaos or confusion happens or one feels vulnerable, this jolt or shake up happens for us to look at our attachments. We are also given the opportunity to look at what we may have outgrown—just like the seed that outgrows its pod and pushes through the earth or the shell that falls away giving birth to a new way of being in the world. I will be contemplating this today. Would you like to join me?