This Week's Intention: Endings are increasing, creating space for new, more sacred openings. Lean into the resistance of this release process. What conflicts within are keeping you from moving forward more powerfully? How can you seek more integration and
harmony with these polarities?
The week begins with a waning Moon moving through Aquarius. The inner light is dimming within, which makes it easier to turn inward and drop into your subtle awareness. The sacred Vedic celebration of Navaratri begins this week with the new Moon, as does the Vedic lunar new year. In many ways, this week begins a powerful emergence of growth through the divine wisdom of Shakti and her life force energy. Ride the currents and notice where you are resisting the abundant flow.
Use the coming days during this sacred portal of Navaratri (April 7th to 15th) to clarify your dharmic intentions. Who and what are you aligning with for greater power, support and nourishment? Cultivate presence with what is working and consciously attend to challenges and obstacles as these are resources in disguise. Ask for support and more connection. Your consistent, methodical action steps will take you far.
Monday, April 4th
Moon in 12th tithi
Just as Monday begins, Moon arrives in Satabisha nakshatra, Varuna's domain. He guards Natural Law and maintains order by witnessing all imbalances. He punishes those not aligned with Nature's wisdom, but can provide great healing in the process. Maintaining health by attending to cycles, rhythms and Nature's wisdom, are essential under Satabisha. Where are you aligned with the rhythms of Nature? Where are you misaligned? Today, make necessary adjustments in order to maximize your health, strength and vitality. Challenges are reminders that changes need to be made on some level.
Late evening, Moon shifts to Purvabhadra nakshatra and Ajaikapada encourages balancing opposites, extremes and challenges. Where are you feeling conflicted? Find your integration point.
Tuesday, April 5th
Moon in 13th to 14th tithi
Moon continues through Ajaikapada's constellation today. Purvabhadrapada supports balance of extremes, of polarities, of opposition. Where are you in conflict? What parts of you are saying yes? What parts of you are saying no? As Moon conjuncts Ketu exactly today, it's time to awaken, open and surrender. Cut, clear and release the shadows that keep you in conflict, in chaos and confusion. Get focused and strategic and take important action steps to support this clarity. The Adityas (the gods that support resources) are here to support you in this clarity. Once you align with your inner knowing, nothing can stop your flow, your receptivity.
Late afternoon, Moon moves to Pisces, joining exalted Venus and Sun here. Late evening Moon moves to the latter half of the Bhadra constellation, Uttarabhadra. Dive deep within and harvest your inner riches. Look at the nourishment within you and honor these places of comfort and support. Find the challenging places and allow the flow of your divine wisdom to coax it into release and surrender. The light is soft right now as we approach the new Moon. Use this sacred time to center, harmonize and restore inner balance.
Wednesday, April 6th
Moon in 14th tithi
Moon moves through Uttarabhadrapada, conjunct exalted Venus and Sun. The new Moon is arriving and with it the emotional body is tender, vulnerable and soft. This porousness is helpful for release and deep surrender. Allow the nourishment to enter and notice where you need more. Ahirbudhnya rules this nakshatra and supports deep inner wisdom to be cultivated. For those that choose to dive deeply within their unconscious and subconscious territory, he will support your change and transformation journey. As you dig up your depths, it naturally rises to the surface, where the light of the soul can reach it. Find these places within. Dig into your darkness and let your inner light illuminate the pearls you find.
As evening arrives, Moon shifts to the final nakshatra of the zodiac, marking release, endings and letting go. Revati insures safe and fruitful journey's. What closure do you need for a sense of completion?
Thursday, April 7th
Moon in 15th and 1st tithi
Amavasya to Pratipad
New Moon is Thursday April 7th at 04:24 am PDT. Sun and Moon are in Revati nakshatra, the final star of the zodiac, signifying endings and beginnings. This is the mark of the Vedic Lunar New Year and the beginning of the sacred nine day celebration of Navaratri. Durga is enlivened! The battle between good over evil intensifies in the coming days as the divine battle between Durga and the demon Mahishasura takes place. This battle occurs within every human being. The conflict between light and dark forces, polarities, is expressed through this sacred and timeless battle. It also mirrors the conflicts stirred between the masculine and feminine energies within.
New Moon in Revati shares the support of Pushan with those who accept and receive his soft and gentle guidance. Pushan translates as "the nourisher" and through his resources, will help you flourish, prosper and grow. He requests gentle, subtle and thoughtful steps and honors inner sensitivity. As both Sun and Moon transit Revati, a sense of endings- for both masculine and feminine energy- is stirred. The soli/lunar energies within are seeking closure and completion. As doors close, trust the opening of new doors to follow. What are you saying yes to? What are you saying no to? Be conscious of your actions and choices. These karmas determine the fruits you will receive in the new cycle.
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In the afternoon, Moon shifts to Ashwini nakshatra and into Aries, marking a new cycle for the Moon. A new Lunar year has begun! Ashwini brings strength through rejuvenation, healing and creativity. Use self care to hit your reset button and mark this fresh start.
Navaratri begins at sunset!
On this first day and night of Navaratri, notice what's arriving. I have noticed that the first three days of Navaratri initiate the changes and transformations we are working with in this release cycle. Often we must confront challenges and obstacles as a result. More nourishment and support is coming, but we can't receive it without this important step. What is arriving? What parts of your personal mythology are showing up as a mirror for you? Let Durga's fierce warrior energy initiate and provoke awareness.
Emotionally, you may feel anger, pain, frustration or sadness emerge in the coming days. Physically you may need more rest or silence. Mentally you may need more inward reflection as well as time for meditation. Spiritually, you may need time with nature and to attend to rituals that help you land in deeper presence. Understand that this is a part of the change and transformation process. Where can you land into deeper presence with your needs?
As you deepen your intention for this Navaratri celebration, find meaningful rituals for yourself that bring you closer to spirit. Listening to Durga mantras right now is excellent for inviting in her presence. Traditionally, listening to Chandi Path recitations is also encouraged. Read More About the Navaratri Celebration
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Friday, April 8th
Moon in 2nd tithi
Moon moves from the first tithi (Pratipad) to the 2nd tithi (Dvititya) marking the second day of Navaratri. It is the second day dedicated to Ma Durga. Connecting to fire and stoking the internal flame (or agni) can be valuable for the first three days of Durga. You may wish to write intentions that focus on empowerment and action steps for the coming months as well. Using self development tools to transform negative thoughts and mental body stories, will be well supported at this time. Recite Durga mantras and listen to Chandi Path recitations for extra support. This is my favorite resource for recitations.
As noon arrives, Moon shifts from the rejuvenating nakshatra, Ashwini, to the fierce and powerful star, Bharani. Symbolized by the yoni, this constellation exemplifies the delicate balance between vulnerability and strength. Yama is the ruling deity of this star and his restraint can bring clarity and focus. It is a severe energy which can be used for killing and slaughtering. Be brutal in your release today. Get clear about what is serving you and what is not. Be willing to surrender to the death process required when letting go. Confront, shift, change. Just like a warrior.
Saturday, April 9th
Moon in 3rd tithi
It is the third day of Navaratri and the final of three dedicated to Ma Durga. Continue to use Durga mantras and Chandi Path recitations for extra support with transformation and change. Connecting to fire and stoking the internal flame (agni) can be valuable for the first three days of Durga. You may wish to write intentions that focus on empowerment and action steps for the coming months as well. Using self development tools to transform negative thoughts and mental body stories, will be well supported at this time. This is my favorite resource for goddess and Chandi Path recitations.
Late morning, Moon shifts to Agni's domain, Krittika nakshatra. The eternal flame of transformation will naturally and effortlessly burn away impurities and clarify all levels of your being, allowing you to heal and awaken- but only if it is not overburdened with toxins. Toxic build up on the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual body levels will shrink your channels, your pathways for receiving Shakti, life force energy. What resources are you using to maintain open and receptive channels- on the four levels of your being? Where is your self care lacking balance? Challenges and obstacles are a reminder that there are blockages or resistance in some area of your life or being. What needs to be cleared? Awakened?
Saturday afternoon, Moon shifts into its exaltation sign, Taurus. Moon tides are high! Feel the gentle surge of the waxing Moon begin to fill your cup. What nourishment are you drawing in towards yourself? Say yes to receiving!
Sunday, April 10th
Moon in 4th tithi
Today is the fourth day of Navaratri and the first of three dedicated to Maha Lakshmi. Recite Lakshmi mantras and listen to Chandi Path recitations for extra support. Let nourishment be a theme for you in the coming days. How can you allow in more nourishment for yourself on the four levels of your being- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual? During the three days of Lakshmi, bring sweets and flowers to your altar, cook nourishing foods for your Self, decorate and adorn your Self. This is a time to focus on self care diligently. What does support feel like in your body? What body part is a resource for you to befriend right now as a way to deepen your own inner support and stability?
Moon continue through Taurus, moving to its mulitrikona degrees and Rohini nakshatra late morning. Creativity is surging! Manifestation is awakening! Create and manifest though your Creative Intelligence. Are you listening to Her? Emotional body tides will be delicate and flowing, so support your inner waters with intention and self care. Mars and Saturn give their gaze to the Moon seven houses away, providing grief and anger to be touched upon. There is also a certain devotional quality available right now. Lean in and listen carefully to the wisdom of your emotional body. She is alive and flowing! Can you hear Her call? Slow, steady steps will be more nourishing and supportive than force. Deepen your receptivity and take sacred pause and deep breaths. Notice where inner conflicts are keeping you away from deeper nourishment. Is there a way to harmonize your inner polarities?
If you've been following along with me in the past days and weeks, I've been sharing resources to support the alignment and integration of inner polarities. Through deepening the wisdom of the Divine Feminine, you can heal and transform the inner battles between opposing energies and find more harmony within.Deepen your relationship with Her. Listen to my Tapping Meditation Podcast for more support. What it takes to know Her intimately.
Monday, April 11th
Moon in 5th tithi
Today is the fifth day of Navaratri and the second of three dedicated to Maha Lakshmi. Themes of nourishment, health, vitality and wellness intensify. Recite Lakshmi mantras and listen to Chandi Path recitations for extra support. Let nourishment be a theme for you in the coming days. How can you allow in more nourishment and support for yourself on the four levels of your being- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual? During the three days of Lakshmi, bring sweets and flowers to your altar, cook nourishing foods for your Self, decorate and adorn your Self. This is a time to focus on self care diligently.
The waxing Moon transits Mrigashirsha nakshatra, Soma's domain. Nourishment is here, it's flowing, it's abundant, are you feeling Her? Receiving Her? Soma is another name for the Moon (Chandra). Drink Her nectar by honoring Her divine feminine wisdom. Are you moving with Her, or against Her? Align with Her receptivity and be nourished by knowing. Your inner knowing is Her gift. Surrender to this flow. Lean in, listen, pause, wait.
Late afternoon Moon shifts to Gemini. Ketu and Mars now give their drishti (gaze) to the emotional body. Crack open, let the light in, the new life in. Anger and irritation are signs that you are misusing your power. What needs to shift in order for greater alignment with your inner power source? Keep it moving. Keep opening. Keep surrendering to the flow.