There’s a dragon with matches loose on the town
Take a whole pail of water just to cool him down
Kim Kardashian swears that she is not the naked woman cooking eggs in a photo currently circulating around the internet.
OMG wrong blog. This is Planet Waves.
The Moon is in Virgo, as of this writing making many aspects: an opposition to Neptune, and by 4:26 am EDT, an unusually powerful conjunction to Mars. That emphasis comes from the current position of Mars, which is square the lunar nodes to a tiny fraction of a degree. The nodes are about direction, in the biggest sense of the word; anything square the nodes indicates either a conscious change in direction or something that alters one’s course.
A bit later in the morning, the Moon will oppose Chiron, which is a visceral reminder to balance your mind and your emotions. Start by giving both their voice, and then look for the points of equilibrium. There is a kind of mutual reception here — the Moon resonates with Pisces and Chiron with Virgo, so a real exchange is possible. If you find yourself in what feels like a no-win situation or a endless mental/emotional loop, find a way out. Perhaps easier said than done, but certainly possible. Be aware of what you’re feeling before it overwhelms you, and while you still feel you have the freedom of choice.
The Moon’s conjunction to Mars (square the nodes) gives the setup momentum and emotional resonance. Few astrologers would describe the Moon conjunct Mars in Virgo as a happy aspect — except for one thing: it works because of its precision. Mars, still slow and powerful after its recent retrograde, is aligned to the lunar nodes to 1/15th of a degree: that’s close enough for Virgo, measurable only with fine calipers (or an astrology chart).
This is an aspect of fire in the mind, though it’s deep in the mind and the Moon’s presence is acting like a lens for that heat and mental prowess. This is a good day to make decisions.
Meanwhile, another fiery influence has entered an Earth sign: Vesta, goddess of the sacred hearth, is now in Taurus, joining the Sun and other points as well. Vesta represents the core creative flame that burns inside a human soul, which adds another source of heat to what is already a hot sky. As I mentioned yesterday, part of that heat is coming from the Moon approaching a Full Moon that splits the distance between the equinox and the solstice exactly, which activates the Aries Point.
To this arrangement, Vesta adds the factor of devotion and of commitment. There’s a reminder to hold space open for what you want to happen, and to protect that space with as much positive energy as you can (rather than defensive, if you can arrange it). Vesta is a reminder to be clear in your purpose and your direction. It’s a reminder to tend your flame carefully. Choose the fuel you want to burn and guide the development of your creative and erotic fire as gently as you can with the minimum exertion of control necessary.
Vesta is about defining space and choosing what happens in that space; or making a choice and then creating the space. That is a good formula to keep in mind as we approach the alchemical Full Moon. Or maybe… she’s all about cooking eggs naked.
This is the season of Beltane but it’s also the season of Mayday. Today is May 1st, which is an international celebration of worker’s rights, and many places around the world, a day of protest called by the Occupy movement. If you happen to be at an action, please send in some photos.