The July New Moon arrives late on Thursday evening the 12th at 20:49 MT, while Moon is transiting sidereal Gemini and Punarvasu nakshatra. This new Moon is unique in that it opens the gates of eclipse season- which will conclude on August 11th with the New Moon in Cancer and a partial Solar Eclipse.
Eclipse Portal Wisdom
Three eclipses take place over the span of a month, occurring back to back. The July New Moon in Gemini arrives with a Partial Solar Eclipse, marking the opening of this shadowed portal. The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 27th takes place with a full Lunar Eclipse. Usually, eclipses come in pairs, however this eclipse cycle brings a third eclipse with the new Moon in Cancer on August 11th. A partial Solar Eclipse closes the portal and will support a rich harvest with depth and insights.
There is an interesting theme with this eclipse portal. The Gemini new Moon in Punarvasu Nakshatra creates an opening for deeper nourishment to be confronted. What is missing in your support team? Where are you feeling depleted or malnourished? This new Moon will provoke challenges with disconnection to rise to the surface. The desire to be whole, more balanced and unified within self and life increases.
Mid eclipse cycle, the full Moon in Capricorn and Sravana nakshatra will ask you to refine and take steps towards dharma- that which sustains and supports you and your inner awareness. The deconstruction of old patterns and belief systems that are standing in your way must be allowed to crumble and release. You will feel the fullness of what does not serve you. What do you want to replace this old, outmoded way of being? What resources and behaviors can support more harmony, ease and gentleness in your life?
Closing this eclipse portal will be a partial solar eclipse and a new Moon in Cancer and Ashlesha Nakshatra. If you've been hiding behind false pretenses, this will be a time of unmasking and clarifying the changes that must take place. This particular closure will force you to identify your trust issues- inner and outer. Where are you hiding behind ego and avoiding your deeper knowing? In what ways are you pretending to feel safe, without actually acknowledging your fears?
You may remember that the first solar eclipse of the year on January 31st was also in Ashlesha nakshatra. What did you learn and confront in the previous eclipse cycle? This is an opportunity for you to retrace your steps and revisit any unfinished business with Sarpa, the serpent of transformation.
This eclipse cycle is an opportunity to spiral up and awaken from your slumber! Step into your power by identifying and confronting your shadows, illusions and stories. There is great potential in the coming month to release the past, the undigested thoughts and stories clogging your body wisdom. As you clear and let go of these shadowed parts, there is space for moving forward in more empowered, courageous ways. First, you must be willing to awaken from your negligence, laziness and illusion. The more courage you step into, the more you will succeed!
Remember that solar eclipses awaken masculine parts of ourselves and help us confront ego based iterations of self, ideologies and belief systems. There will be deconstruction and forced awareness rising to the surface. The purpose of lunar eclipses is to support the confrontation of the shadowed feminine, identifying emotional body blockages and disconnections within receptivity. Solar and lunar eclipses always come in pairs, thus supporting confrontation and release of both masculine and feminine, the ultimate polarities of existence. The result of confronting the shadow is to create more conscious awareness of our unconscious self. With more consciousness, the grip of these illusions lessens, allowing us to create new possibilities- and ultimately make vastly different choices.
As we enter this eclipse portal, notice the themes and challenges you have been confronting recently. What is intensifying? What is forcing you to look? What stories, experiences and relationships are encouraging you to look more closely? Continue to dig in and lean closer. Ask for support, resources and guidance so you aren't walking alone.
The July Partial Solar Eclipse occurs with the new Moon on July 12th. The eclipse starts on at 19:48 MT and will end July 12th at 22:13 MT, with the maximum portion of the eclipse occurring at 21:01 MT.
From a Vedic perspective, it is not advised to be outside during an eclipse or to look directly at the eclipse. Wear a head covering if you have to be outside so you don't absorb the shadow. Ideally, this is a time for spiritual practices such as meditation, chanting and fasting. Set intentions and honor the sensitivity of this time. It is also widely recognized that during and between eclipses, starting new endeavors will not bring positive results. No new projects, relationships or activities should start in the eclipse portal. Notice what needs are arriving, then take action after the eclipse portal closes. Best to lay low, attend to spiritual pursuits, get extra rest and work with your inner shadow very consciously during this cycle.
July New Moon Wisdom
The July new Moon in Gemini and Punarvasu nakshatra awakens the desire for universality, new resources and support. Ruling deity, Aditi, is often referred to as the "mother of all goodness". She birthed 33 Devas. Of these children, 12 were Adityas- powerful allies for resources, material support, wisdom and guidance. She is the expression of expanded awareness, the mother in all things, the foundation of the universe and nonduality. She awakens and supports the awareness of oneness, non-difference, sama or the equinamity of the mind. Aditi gave birth to Vishnu himself, the ultimate sustaining force that upholds dharma. The bounty and blessings of Aditi will awaken and expand possibilities and potential for you. She is limitless, formless, unbounded, non-dual abundance that is the foundation for all nourishment in this life.
Where are you in right relationship with the nourishment in your life? What is feeling supportive, nourishing and bountiful? Where are you disconnected or resisting nourishment, abundance and support? What resources and guidance are missing on your path?
Use this new Moon to crack open the parts of you in lack and malnourishment. Attend to your grief and emotional body. Honor and acknowledge the needs that are not being met in your life and your relationships. Dig deeper into your struggle and hardship. Does it really have to be so hard? Where are you making it harder than it needs to be? Only when you are truly willing to face your shadow and honor its gifts, will you be able to make space for and allow new possibilities to arrive. Ask for what you need and gather the resources and support that will make it possible.
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The theme of empowerment and clarifying your dharmic purpose is alive right now. It's a powerful time to confront the challenges and struggles you are facing- with honesty and authenticity. As you move closer to what isn't working, you can then get clear on what you really want and need, and what action steps must be taken.
1) In your journal, identify and confront your challenges:
What challenges are you facing? What is keeping you from fully aligning with your path, purpose and dharma?
Next, create an image of the challenges you face- using craypas, paints, pencils, collage, or any medium that you feel aligned with. Spend 10- 20 minutes creating this challenge image. How do your challenges feel? Frustrating, isolating, enraged, sad, etc? Bring these feelings into your image using color, texture and shapes. Give your image a title. If your image could speak, what would it say?
2) After you write down your challenges, get clear on where you want to go.
Next, write down your goals and vision for your fully empowered life. Get clear on your desires. Where would you like to be six months from now?
Now create an image of your fully empowered, activated path and purpose- using craypas, paints, pencils, collage or any other medium you feel aligned to work with. How does it feel to fully activate your soul's purpose? What are you doing? How are you showing up in your life, for others, for your self? Bring these feelings into your image using color, texture and shapes. Give your image a title. If your image could speak, what would it say?
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The January Purnima (full Moon) day is on Thursday, January 12th as the Moon travels through Punarvasu nakshatra, but at the edge of Gemini. Sun and Mercury give their direct gaze to the Moon at this time. The full Moon is at 04:34 am MST with Saturn and Scorpio on the Eastern horizon at this time. Aditi brings her blessings of abundance, nourishment and support- through resources, wisdom and wholeness. The coming cycle brings Mercurial resources and support, but will require unraveling the challenges, chaos and confusions of your mental body in order to gain the rewards. Align with spirit, get quiet, listen carefully. Meditation will be an important resource in the coming days to help you clarify your purest intentions and gather the insights and wisdom that Aditi provides.
Get clear, focused and strengthen your intentions. What action steps can you use to back this? Part of you is confused about the nourishment you need right now as you sift through the many changes of the past few months. You may not even know what you need at this time. It's important to pause and check regularly so you can determine your new needs. There's a new sense of nourishment coming from your depths. Without pausing, slowing down and listening, you will miss the messages.
Part of this new nourishment you are seeking comes from your heart wisdom. There is a big transformation taking place within, which is shifting your relationships, emotions and inner stability. You may feel unstable and ungrounded as a result, so make your home a priority- on the physical levels. This instability is effecting your relationships, creativity, money and comfort. Notice how your instability impacts your emotions, which in turn effects your finances. Clarify your needs right now so you can also create clarity with your level of comfort. What do you need in order to feel safe? Who and what is making you feel unsafe right now?
Grounding and landing within your body and relationships is essential, while also transforming and healing past grief and disappointments. Shadows are lurking, hidden fears are becoming provocative, challenges with lack- inner and outer- are escalating. Lean into the darkness so you can clear it and make space for what you truly need and want. Continuing to avoid, resist and negate your deepest fears and insecurities will only further delay your nourishment, purpose and abundance.
It's time to cut the cords that are holding you back, keeping you in lack and malnourishment. What is keeping you from stepping into your power and purpose more fully? How do you limit yourself from shining and being seen? In what ways do you silence yourself and keep playing small? Look closely and hold these questions in the coming weeks. Your answers may seem plausible, but notice where you are addicted to the chaos, the lack and the pain of not being enough. This can change as you bring these shadows to the light, the surface of your conscious mind.
Resource from relationships that feel grounding and supportive. Stay close to your heart wisdom. Take time for meditation, movement and yoga practices, get embodied. Spend time in Nature and get closer to spirit. Gather your tools and resources, guidance and support for the upcoming cycle. As Saturn shifts to Sagittarius later this month, life will take dramatic new form. Use this time to ground so that the instability will be lessened.
Saturn is now in the gap between Scorpio and Sagittarius, at 28 degrees, moving closer to the edge. Planets increase in power and strength as they leave a sign. The portal between water and fire is opening, as is the gandanta (gap) that signifies challenges, chaos and uprooting. The coming year of Saturn in Sagittarius is upon us. Read more about the impact of this delicate transit.
Just after the full Moon, the auspicious Vedic celebration of Makar Sankranti arrives on Saturday the 14th. This marks an important movement towards a more auspicious time of year (spring and a time of growth) in the Vedic calendar. This day of the Sun's movement into Capricorn is named Makar Sankranti. Interestingly, unlike the majority of Vedic celebrations which are calculated by the placement of the Moon, this celebration is calculated by the position of the Sun. Sun is connected to father, knowledge, power, the Soul and the light within. As Sun will be in transition and considered sandhi (in the gap/the in between realms) until Sunday, we may notice a slow start to the new light. Get organized and be methodical in your approach to work and your own shining. This is a powerful time to set intentions and goals for the 2017 in order to have a rich harvest.
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#1) Harvesting for the Months to Come:
In your journal, spend some time with these questions:
What am I stepping towards?
What am I moving away from?
As I move forward, what do I need/want?
As I close old doors, what do I need/want?
What are my actions steps for growth and change? This week? This month? This year?
What is the theme for your coming year?
#2) Imagine and Create
As you think about and write about your 2017 intentions/goals, what image comes to you?
Using craypas, paints or pencils, create an image of your theme. What does it feel like for you? What does it look like? Allow yourself to imagine this theme and bring it to life on paper. Create an image that expresses this feeling using colors, textures and shapes. Allow 20 minutes at minimum for this image to emerge. Title your image.
3) Bring Your Image to Life
Use your image to inspire a movement exploration. Let your body move in response to your image with an intention of "awakening your theme and bringing it to life". What sensations emerge for you during your dance? What awareness? Allow 5 to 10 minutes for this movement exploration. I encourage you to extend this time frame as you recycle this process.
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- Get clarity, focus and empowerment for the cycle to come.
- Create a deeper intention for your dharmic path in the coming months.
- Increase nourishment and being well fed by life.
- Understand the planetary transits and themes for 2017.
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