Balsamic Moon Phase – Moon in Taurus
Ruling Mahavidya – Tara
Today we connect with the energy of the sea gull. What does this photograph conjure for you?
People often have strong feelings about sea gulls. Some find them annoying and others find them relaxing because they are associated with water. In Animal Speak, Ted Andrews discusses how sea gulls are shore birds and rarely venture far from land. Shore lines, he says, are magical and mysterious in that they are neither land nor sea, but between the two.
Balsamic moon phases are magical and mysterious, too, and they also are neither part of the last lunar cycle nor part of the next lunar cycle, but between the two. Shorelines and Balsamic Moon phases are part of the Netherworld or the Spiritworld. In keeping with the energy, we are going to get magical and mysterious today as well.
Gulls are creatures of two domains: air and sea. They are masters of both. When we work with their energy, we work in two realms, too. With air, we work with communication and ideas or visions. With sea, we work with emotions and the vast world of Spirit.
Sea gulls are associated with communication, proper behavior, and courtesy. Gulls teach us how to “read” other people’s true motivations in communication and their true energy (things that are not easily discernable). They also teach the importance of proper diet (diets of all kinds: thoughts, emotions, and nutrition).
So today we are reading between the lines, picking up subtleties, shoring things up, nourishing ourselves properly with food, and mentally traveling in and out of spirit.
This is perfect energy for Tara as she wanes. Tara is impeccably mannered at all times – until she is pushed.
Today is big magic. Use the energy wisely and be mindful of your feelings and where you are placing your attention because all attention is empowered today, regardless of the focus. If you find yourself getting “negative” or going off center, use the sea gull’s energy to fly another way. Stay close to the shore.