Day Twenty-Two: Holding Ground

July 29

Waning Moon in Taurus

Sun in Leo

July 29

The Moon transited into the astrological sign of Taurus early this morning at 12:43am.  It remains in the sign throughout the night and until 11:58a.m. tomorrow morning.  Taurus is of the Fixed (structure and stabilizing) modality and the Earth (foundational, manifest)  element.  Taurus energy is typified by physical pursuits, finances, responsibility and holding firmly onto what you see as the survival support systems you have created- whether they are currently productive or not.  This is the energy of immovable fixed manifest form- think perhaps of a mountain that can neither be scaled because it is so insurmountable, nor gone around because the girth is miles in expanse. This is also the energy that if applied to our emotions, can be the great support of return that nurtures and spurs us on towards achieving great things if the necessary shifts and balances are applied.

Today’s energy felt cumbersome and weighty. And, the moving fluidly through the void of course came to an abrupt stop as those waters reached the edge of banked up ground.  I think cause I didn’t remain quite as flexible as I had hoped. I realized after thinking through some feelings I had yesterday that were a return to the usual pattens of insecurity and self-doubt, that I can be relentless and stubborn in my holding onto what makes me feel crappy.  It’s like the scene you keep replaying in your mind that scares the crap out of you, but somehow you enjoy being out into that state of disarray.

Today is Monday, or Moon day (in assignment of the planetary rulers of each of the seven days). So double dose of the lunar energies; which might account for my perception of heaviness.  The grounding quality of earth is factored in with Taurus so I’m thinking of the energy of Earth of Water.  The manifest physical container holding gallons of water exerting pressure on that container by sheer mass and volume from the inside. And, of course the polarized pressure holding steady the barrier.  This is where caution must be exercised because if you want more water to be added and productively held, the physical container has to be flexible and adaptable enough to expand in proportion.  If not, and everything remains rigid in the structure of this physical container you have choice of not adding anymore water, voluntarily releasing some of thee water or allowing the waters to overflow spilling all that you had hoped to preserve in a non-productive way.

So I used the afternoon to really feel the strength that this heaviness has. And, making choie not to add unnecessarily to the produce but to really look at what is already accumulated and trying to get my attention.  Not oppressive, but solid, strong and supportive, if I allow the tiny shoots of what I have been working through in my lunar self to reach up through. I want to take this image into my dreamscape tonight and tend and prune using the waning strength what is crowding out the roots that are reaching deep into the soil to anchor firmly.

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I will stand my ground in
defense of the truths I perceive.

And, if provoked will
charge with intent and
precise aim as I relentlessly
pursue the source of irritation.

Some would see me as impetuous
and easily stoked to irrational rage
And others would say I was immovable,
stagnant and set in my ways.

Both would be true
for my impetuosity comes
from being firmly grounded and
my grounding takes shape from
the flashes of inspiration I explore.

Excerpted from: It’s Written in the Stars: Taurus. R.Fennelly.2012

Tomorrow the moon goes void at 11:58am. I’m planning to post the promised information about the planetary days and hours so you;ll have them to float on the surface and take seed where they will.

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