As the full Moon arrives in Leo and Magha nakshatra, a new sense of purpose and power comes with it. Full Moon is at 10:18 am PST while Moon is in Leo and Magha nakshatra. Moon is conjunct Rahu and retrograde Jupiter, provoking a necessary awareness about strength, power and the masculine. The Moon acts like a magnifying glass as it comes into contact with other planets. The dance of Jupiter and Rahu is creating a deeper integration of light and dark forces. The Moon will show you where you need to look closer. What is supportive? What is not? Where do you need to make some adjustments with the use of your power?
Saturn’s gaze towards Leo, gives the Moon, as well as Jupiter and Rahu, a sense of contraction. This can create stability and support as well. Where do you feel supported? Where do you need more support? Ketu and Sun also give their drishti to Leo and the emotional body will feel a necessary shedding, release and letting go as a result. This process is essential for a truer sense of inner power to be created within you. Let go and create space for more authenticity, more of your truth to be held close. Why stay in hiding?
Cut, release, sever the ties that are binding you, holding you back from your inner power, your source. Spirit can support and help align you with this sense of empowerment. Let this be a resource for strengthening and receiving what is rightfully yours. Denying your power is not serving you, yet honoring your power as a resource from spirit can help you amplify its strength. Be a divine channel, a receptacle of truth and light. Move closer to spirit, to your ancestors, to all that is holding you, containing your soul in this human form. The divine container, your physical body, holds the keys to unlock this great mystery.
Use your creative life force energy as a divine resource of awakening. This creativity is here to support your dharmic awakening. The coming waning cycle can support this journey of alignment with your path and purpose but you must be willing to expand what you think is possible for yourself. Look in the nooks and crannies of your mind. Old stories and illusions of your weakness are keeping you from dharmic nourishment. Paint your visions into reality. Take consistent action steps in order to affirm your momentum. Say yes to your blossoming wisdom. Keep walking! Keep creating! You are divine. Start acting like it.
Expanding your container, your capacity to hold and to release, can physically and metaphorically be done through the breath. Jupiter's retrograde motion through Cancer, is allowing us to retrace steps within our heart, work intentionally with our emotional body, our capacity to feel, while also giving us new opportunities to work with healthy boundaries. The open and close dynamic of boundary work (yes and no) is signified by our inhale and exhale. Below is a breath dance, designed to enliven and maximize your breath awareness and your container for sensing and feeling.
1. Breath Dance. Begin standing, lying down or sitting. Bring your awareness to your breath as it moves in and out of your body. Filling and letting go, opening and releasing, like waves moving in and out of the body. Track the movements and sensations in the body and let these guide you. The sensations will guide you into the physical body impulses, the messages of the body. As you continue to breathe and become more and more aware of the movements of the ribcase, let these movements exaggerate. These exaggerated movements are the making of your "breath dance".
Continue to move from and with the movements of the ribcase as you breathe. Explore, expand and develop your breath dance for at least 10 minutes. Let it evolve and as it does, continue to self track, noticing the body parts most alive and awake as you explore your body part sensations present. As you bring your breath dance to a close, ask yourself these questions: I sense, I feel, I imagine.
2. Create an image of your ribcase. What colors, textures, shapes and images arrive on the page as you draw your ribcase? I encourage you to get your hands involved in this process whether it be through painting directly with your hands, or smudging the craypas with your fingers. Let the hands be sensitized through the process. Get messy. Let the hands and fingers fully engage in this image. (Working with clay may be an alternate medium to work with). Title your image. Take at least 15 minutes for this.
3. Harvesting. When your image is complete, use it to harvest with further inquiry by asking it these questions:
Ask your image if it has anything it would like to share with you: If your image could speak, what would it say?
What am I opening to? What am I closing to?