This Week's Intention: Transform, change, heal, grow. Allow the release to be a resource for awakening the new. Create space intentionally by attending to losses and grief.
A new cycle begins as this week starts. The waning Moon shifts from Pisces into Aries just as Monday ends, signaling release and beginnings. Let go! Mercury shifts to Leo on Tuesday, bringing fire, power and ego to the mental body. There is agitation at the start of the week, so be attentive to your emotional body and the needs arriving as you navigate new waters. Jupiter is winding down his year long transit through Leo right now. Extract the final resources and wisdom from this powerful time of change and healing.
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Monday, July 25th
Moon in 6th and 7th tithi
Sashti and Saptami
Just as Monday arrives, Moon enters the final nakshatra of the zodiac. Endings and release are present, while openings are awakened simultaneously. Be conscious about this release process. What are you letting go of? What are you closing to? As the Moon moves through the last sign and nakshatra of the zodiac, the emotional body will feel the watery release, triggering your inner waters to flow. Find your fluidity, movement and motion. Ease and move towards the release. Notice where you are resisting and refusing your inner waters. Follow the currents.
Before midnight, Moon crosses into new territory, ending a passage through all twelve signs. As Moon enters Aries, sudden shifts take place. Begin again.
Tuesday, July 26th
Moon in 8th tithi
Moon moves through Aries, getting used to a new dance through the zodiac. Ashwini nakshatra is enlivened today, increasing healing and rejuvenation for the body and emotions. Use the healing arts as a resource for inviting and opening into more space and fluidity. Let the heart awaken your intention for healing and transformation. What do you need to feel more safety and stability within? What needs are arriving?
Just before midnight, Moon shifts into the second nakshatra of Aries. Yama rules Bharani nakshatra and requests transformation through restraint.
On July 26th at 19:27, Mercury moves to Leo, joining Rahu and Jupiter here. The mind gains strength, power and potency, yet reflects some confusion and uncertainty with these themes at the same time. This cycle provides great learning and growth from relationships. Relationships become a powerful guru, teacher, in the weeks to come- whether it feels supportive or painful. The mind will be oriented to the challenges and resources coming to you. Most will arrive in the form of the “other”. What do you need on a deep, core level- for greater support and stability? Who and what do you need to guide you towards greater power and inner wisdom?
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Wednesday, July 27th
Moon in 9th tithi
Moon moves through Bharani nakshatra today. Yama, the king of restraint, calls for restriction and simplification today. Cut the cords that are holding you back. Release and let go of attachments in order to invite in the new. There is a certain death taking place today, offering success in destruction and detachment. Allow the endings to arrive. There will be time for awakening to the new, but for now focus your awareness on attending to the release. Grieve and express your emotional pains. Connect with the power of destruction today.
Early evening, Moon moves to Krittika nakshatra and the transformation process intensifies. Burn away the excess and allow the form to change. Deep inner change is possible right now. What are you releasing? How can your personal power be a resource?
Thursday, July 28th
Moon in 10th tithi
Moon moves through Krittika nakshatra and leaps into its exaltation sign, Taurus, a few hours after the day begins. Mars and retrograde Saturn give their exact gaze to the Moon, instigating big emotions. Both sadness and anger emerge. You're re-visiting old grief. What is this story and what does it have to share with you about your needs? The transformational and purifying qualities of Krittika bring change and transformation. Purge, release, let go. Move from the heart and allow the wisdom of your heart center to invite in more nourishment. As evening arrives, Moon shifts to Rohini nakshatra. Lord Brahma invites creative activation. The space that you cleared today in your heart is a resource for your creativity. What are you inviting in?
Friday, July 29th
Moon in 11th tithi
Moon moves through Rohini nakshatra, Lord Brahma's territory. He brings the creative life force energy into form with the help of his wife Saraswati. Creativity is high today. How are you channeling this inner intelligence? What are you putting into action? It's Friday, which means it's Venus's day. Still moving through Cancer, conjunct Sun, the Venus energy is heart centered and passionate for a few more days. A Cancer new Moon arrives early next week. Attend to your heart and home. Meanwhile, today is watery and wet. Let your inner tides flow and the emotional body release. This is your creative life force energy! Don't let it stagnate. Put your emotion into creative activation. Late evening Moon shifts to Mrigashirsha nakshatra. Keep branching out, extending towards your inner nourishment. Reach in before you reach out.
Saturday, July 30th
Moon in 12th tithi
Mid morning, Moon shifts into Gemini, an airy, changeable and creative sign. Mars and Ketu give their gaze, sparking heat, sudden flashes of insight and emotional outbursts. Mind and emotions will be sensitive in the coming days. Moon travels through Soma's domain, inviting more life force energy to move, flow and stir. Symbolically, this nakshatra is ruled by an antelope's head with branching antlers. There is constant growth and a medicinal quality to this star, as well as a lunar nature. Fickle and changing, Mrigashirsha nakshatra brings change, transformation and creativity. Notice where you are taking steps towards your nourishment. Notice where you are taking steps away from your nourishment. What are you moving towards? What are you moving away from? Late evening Moon shifts into Ardra, the aggressive and emotionally powerful star ruled by Rudra. Let the emotions moving through you be powerful and transformational.
Sunday, July 31st
Moon in 13th tithi
Moon continues through Ardra the majority of the day, bringing intense emotional waves and aggression. Rudra, the storm god, guarantees powerful and passionate emotional outbursts. Anger and sadness co-mingle in this nakshatra, stirring waves of grief and pain. This is your power. Put your attention on the pulse of your emotional currents. Let this power move you into action. What are you creating? What needs to be cleared and severed for greater life potency? Late afternoon, Moon shifts to Punarvasu nakshatra and the light and softness returns. Can you feel the fluidity returning? Clarify your needs and move towards your deepest nourishment and wisdom. Hopefully you've been attending to your emotional body and creating more space for the new. What seeds are you planting for lasting results?
Leo becomes a packed house in the coming weeks as Venus moves into this fire sign. Jupiter, Rahu and Mercury are also here and Sun will arrive in Leo mid month as well. As Venus moves into Leo on July 31st at 13:40, the sign of the father, power and ego intensifies. This magnification occurs as Jupiter prepares to leave Leo after a yearlong transit here. The lessons of the past cycle are magnifying, culminating in a stronger, more intense awareness. Relationships are the core focus at this time, instigating a deep desire to change, transform and heal the battles within your polarities. Masculine and feminine forces are ripe and asking for integration and co-creation.
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Monday, August 1st
Moon in 14th tithi
Late Monday morning, Moon shifts to its own sign, Cancer, joining Sun here. Moon loves its own watery, heart centered sign. It loves the fluid nature of Cancer and the orientation towards home and heart. It needs the structure and landing force of home and heart in order to feel safe and secure. From this place, love can flow. As Moon continues through Punarvasu nakshatra, Aditi brings her resources, wisdom and awareness. She supports and nourishes through her knowledge, offering support and abundance to those who worship her. As the Mother of All Goodness, she brings freedom and release from struggle and strife. Notice how her support and wisdom arrives today. Do you say yes to it or no? How open are you to receiving? Late afternoon, Moon shifts to Pushya nakshatra and the nourishing star brings heart expansion and contraction. There is an opening and a closing happening simultaneously. Inhale and exhale. They are interdependent on each other. What are you opening to? What are you closing to?
* All timing is in Mountain Daylight Time. To determine the current nakshatra for your time zone, add or subtract time based on your distance to Mountain Time.
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