This Week's Intention: Move closer to your inner landscape.
Notice your need for silence and slow steps. Honor this with meditation, sacred pause
and strengthening your relationship with Self. Watch, listen, notice.
Some weeks intensify what we need to confront more intensely. With Shivaratri, Venus's transit into Aquarius, a new Moon and a Solar Eclipse opening the delicate eclipse portal for the coming weeks, this is a time to clarify your needs, intentions and self care resources in order for greater inner stability. The days to come may provoke inner and outer challenges more acutely. Are you listening to or resisting the messages? Shivaratri will inspire a deep inner silence which can support your awakening process. Feed your silence with sacred pauses and meditation. Remember that any discomfort is a resource. What needs to change- within you and your choices- in order for greater ease? Some doors need to close. Others need to open.
Monday, March 7th
Moon in 14th tithi
Just as Monday morning begins, Moon leaps to Aquarius, joining Mercury, Sun and Ketu here. To intensify the instability of the day, Venus moves to Aquarius mid morning, joining this powerful grouping of planets. Retrograde Jupiter, Rahu and Mars all give their gaze. The week begins with a lot of energy and excitement, as well as vulnerability and sensitivity. Stay grounded and get embodied. The closer you can stay to your body wisdom, the more clarity you'll have.
As Moon continues through Dhanishta nakshatra until close to noon, resource from your inner light. Once Moon shifts to Satabisha, an emotional body shift takes place. Challenge and struggle may appear, casting darkness on the day. What do you need for greater inner support and stability? Align with your resources and redirect your focus towards what nourishes you. It's important to mind your health diligently when Moon passes through Satabisha. Eat nourishing foods, be mindful of the environments and relationships you choose to be with today. If it doesn't serve you, set it free.
Venus moves to Aquarius at 07:18 am PST where she joins a packed house with Moon, Mercury, Sun and Ketu. This cycle is an opportunity for liberation on all four levels of your being- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Mars, retrograde Jupiter and Rahu give their gaze, intensifying the change process. Expect frustrations and challenges to emerge in the coming weeks- especially since the eclipse portal will be fully activated simultaneously.
Relationships, money, creativity and feminine issues will be charged, ripe for transformation. How can you embrace your divine feminine qualities more actively? Where can you invite in more listening, juicy creativity, receptivity, sacred pauses and the wisdom of your feelings and emotions? It's vital that you let your feminine voice speak and share with you. She will tell you what needs to be released and how to liberate yourself more consciously. The release is inviting in space for the new. For more nourishment, more creativity, more abundance, more wisdom, more vitality. Your ability to allow the release will determine what you will have space to invite in to your life and being.
There are endings being enlivened. Trust this process of endings. This is your liberation happening. Can you surrender to this process more fully? Resisting, holding back, avoiding this process will only increase the pain, challenge, hurt and suffering you experience. Find ways to surrender, allow and let go. What are you releasing and closing to? What are you inviting in and opening to? Actively look at your polarities, your shadow and light, masculine and feminine parts, in order to find balance and integration.
The themes that begin with Mercury moving to Aquarius the week prior, spark the trends for Venus’s movement as well. She will help instigate and increase the fruits of your creative visions- if you’re willing to release, let go and create space for the new.
A strong sense of liberation arrives with this cycle. It will be a process of shedding, releasing, letting go of attachments and unnecessary burdens- on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual body levels. Unshackle yourself and consciously use resources to support this radical process of moksha. What is weighing you down? Holding you back? Keeping you from your magnificence? If you don’t have space for the new, you won’t be able to create more of what you want. Consciously use this cycle to carve out sacred, intentional space in your inner and outer being.
As the Moon enters the 15th tithi of the waning cycle, Amavasya, around 21:00, Shivaratri officially begins. Shivaratri supports the deep release process enlivened right now. This ancient celebration of Lord Shiva, is traditionally a day of deep silence. It is from this level of being, of consciousness, that all possibilities are available; the Absolute, the fully alive and awakened state of universal oneness and creative intelligence.
Read more about Shivaratri in my March New Moon Wisdom.
Tuesday, March 8th
Moon in 15th tithi
Moon continues through Satabisha nakshatra until late morning. The shift to Purvabhadrapada nakshatra may feel tangible. This is the difference between a Rahu ruled nakshatra and a Jupiter ruled nakshatra- though both planets are currently conjunct in Leo. You may move from shadow into hope and possibility, challenge into resource. What are you noticing? Track your emotional body wisdom.
The new Moon arrives March 8th at 17:55 PST, while Moon is in Aquarius and Purvabhadrapada nakshatra. The solar eclipse begins at 15:19 PST, continuing until 20:34 PST. The strongest time of the eclipse will occur at 17:59 PST. The eclipse will be visible in South/East Asia, North/West Australia, Pacific and Indian Ocean. Though this eclipse will not touch North America directly, the same rules apply to all during the eclipse. It's not advised to look at the eclipse directly, or to be outside during the eclipse. Stay indoors, meditate, eat lightly or fast, set intentions and say prayers. Use this time as the sacred, inward time that it is. Being outside during the eclipse leaves you vulnerable to absorbing extra "shadow" which is not ideal. Since eclipses represent and intensify the inner shadow, taking precautionary measures to avoid gathering more shadow, is important. During the eclipse portal (the two week period between solar and lunar eclipses) it is not recommended to start new projects, make big decisions or begin anything important. Wait until after the 23rd for this.
New Moon in Purvabhadrapada, instigates the power of ruling deity Ajaikapada- an expression of lord Shiva in the form of Lord of the Dance. His ability to balance the impossible, challenge and resource, life and death, material and spiritual realms, gives him his power and strength.
Read more about the new Moon in Aquarius.
Wednesday, March 9th
Moon in 1st tithi
The delicate new Moon increases vulnerability and inward awareness; softly beginning its waxing phase. Moon arrives in Pisces in the wee hours of the morning, triggering feelings of endings, release and closure. As the last sign in the zodiac, Pisces supports the liberation process. What are you letting go? What doors are you consciously closing? Once Moon shifts to the latter half of the Bhadrapada constellation, Uttarabhadra, a different experience of strength arrives, as well as an intensified experience of release. The symbol of this star is the back legs of a funeral cot- essentially the final moments before liberation and freedom, death and transformation. Ruling deity Ahirbudhnya is a naga- a serpent that supports the awakening process and depth awareness. He is also a Rudra, giving him immense strength and power- which he uses to remove obstacles and challenges. Cut yourself free of the shackles holding you back. Release yourself.
Thursday, March 10th
Moon in 2nd tithi
Mid morning, Moon moves into the 27th nakshatra, Revati, invoking the nourishing support of Pushan. This is a Mrdu, or soft and mild nakshatra, one that provides resources and support for one's journey. The mental body may be feeling pressure and overwhelm. Use this awarenes to find your release valve. Where can you let go, clear your plate and set some old stories free? Sun and Ketu are in exact conjunction today and into tomorrow. Your physical and spiritual bodies are being cracked open, so more light can enter your being. Discomfort may be present, but use this to transform and change. Gather the resources and support you need for soft holding and deeper inner wisdom.
Friday, March 11th
Moon in 3rd tithi
Just as Friday begins, Moon jumps the gandanta (gap) between endings (Pisces) into beginnings (Aries). Notice if today feels like a fresh start on some level. Do you feel ready for change, but not sure how or what this looks like for you? Sun continues to feel the effects of Ketu's restructuring power. It's time for transformation, but what does that actually mean? Consciously decide what needs to change in order to invite in the new. It's vital you look at parts of yourself that want to stay in the dark. These are the parts of you that prefer self-sabotage, avoidance, resistance and chaos. Take back your power. Set yourself free. As Moon moves through the first nakshatra, Ashwini, themes of change, release and transformation are provoked. The gaze of Rahu and retrograde Jupiter onto the Moon will stir expansion as well as confusion. What is compelling your change? What is working? What is not?
Minutes before midnight, Moon shifts to the fierce star, Bharani.
Saturday, March 12th
Moon in 4th tithi
Yama brings his transformational restraint as Moon moves through Bharani nakshatra. The death process is invoked, inciting change. Yama judges ones karma at the time of death and insists on self-control, restraint and restriction- or punishment will be had. He wants you to stay true to your course- which means living your dharma and honoring this path. Punishment is severe to those who miss this crucial life lesson. How closely aligned are you with your dharmic purpose? Is laziness, ignorance, fear or confusion standing in your way? There's no time to waste. Bharani nakshatra supports brutal and harsh actions, in order to make big changes. Step boldly towards your awakening.
Late evening, purification arrives through Krittika nakshatra and the fire wisdom of Agni. Digest and assimilate.
Sunday, March 13th
Moon in 5th tithi
In the early hours of the morning, Moon leaps to its exaltation sign, Taurus, still in the domain of Agni. An emotional body potency arrives, with sharp exactness. Saturn and Mars give their direct gaze, charging and frustrating the experience. You feel the momentum, yet resistance simultaneously. Keep moving, but honor your slow, steady steps. Agni brings great purification and transformation with its fire wisdom. He supports digestion on all levels of life. Digestion is essential for the assimilation of nutrients. Diminishing your agni will hinder your ability to process external stimuli. This can overburden the bodies and their wisdom- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Supporting agni within, will insure that experiences in life are digested properly, without leaving residue. Honor your inner fire by tending to the flame with attentiveness. What actions and choices diminish your inner fire? What actions and choices support it?
Late evening, Moon shifts into lord Brahma's domain, Rohini, activating creativity and bringing desires into form. What are you creating?
Monday, March 14th
Moon in 6th tithi
The week begins with ample creative potential. With the eclipse portal still active, desires may be extra strong. Pay close attention to your wants, vs. your needs. It's important that you know the difference. Rohini activates immense creative potential. The masculine and feminine forces- Lord Brahma and goddess Saraswati- enliven this process. Lord Brahma contains and structures the ample creative wisdom of his feminine counterpart, allowing her creative abundance to come into form. What are you creating for your life? What action steps are moving you closer to this? Do you know how to manifest or are you feeling around in the dark, hoping for the light switch? It's time to upgrade your skills, ask for support and find new resources- in order for different results. Maximize your creative potential.
Monday night, Moon shifts to Mrigashirsha nakshatra, increasing extension, branching out and extending your range. What pathways are you opening up? What resources and support are helping you with this extension?
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