The new Moon in Aries and Bharani nakshatra sets up a waxing cycle of death, restraint and transformation. Yama forces accountability, focus and righteous actions- which he'll do brutally if he has to. As the Moon waxes, Sun shifts out of exaltation and into an enemies sign. Less than a week later, Venus joins the Sun here as well, but it's her own sign, which cancels some of the challenges between Sun and Venus.
Jupiter goes direct in Leo at 06:07 MDT, Monday May 9th and has been retrograde for over four months now. Three planets are still in retrograde motion (Mars, Saturn and Mercury) but this does promote more forward momentum for power, strength, masculine energy and with regard to our light source, the Sun, ruler of Leo.
Sun in Taurus
On May 14th at 04:48 MDT, Sun moves to a challenging sign, Taurus for the coming month. Ruling planet of this earth sign is Venus, the water planet that gives life and fruitful existence- inside and out. Sun as fire, heat and all that burns, purifies and clarifies, doesn't mix well with the watery nature of Venus.
Venus in Taurus
Just before the full Moon, Venus moves to its own sign, Taurus, joining enemy, Sun, here. Venus arrives in Taurus on May 19th at 07:56 am Mountain Time. This transit increases the themes that are present with Sun transiting the same sign.
*Horoscopes are based on your Vedic (sidereal) rising sign. You can also check your Moon and Sun signs for further insight. Do the same with your Navamsa signs for further clarity. Do not use these horoscopes with your Western sign (Tropical) as there is likely no correlation. These horoscopes are meant to be used as a broad overview of the current transits and obviously do not address the specifics of an individual’s unique chart.
Aries: Creativity and relationships will have their challenges, but if you can turn down the heat, you'll find ample creative juiciness. Romance, child-like wonder and intuitive wisdom begin to move forward as Jupiter goes direct. You must continue to work with your hidden blockages and obstacles though.
Taurus: Light increases for you, once Sun emerges from its hiding place in the 12th house and moves into your head, the first house. Allow creativity, alone time and extra moments in bed to serve your self care practice. Relationships will feel unsatisfying- lurching forward at times, while stopping and slowing at other times.
Gemini: As Sun moves out of your house of gains and into its place of reclusiveness, the 12th house, it's time to pause and check-in with yourself. This is not a cycle of external focus, so best not force this. Your time will be well spent in bed resting, meditating or taking extra alone time.
Cancer: As Sun leaves your 10th house of career, it's a time of harvesting from your previous efforts and finding ways to fill your container with more resources. The conflicts and challenges you are facing are just your resistance to receiving. Why are you refusing to be nourished and supported from your work?
Leo: Your inner power and awareness begins to turn outward once again after the 9th. The inner strength you've been cultivating over the past four months, starts to find a way to externalize now. Diligently share your energy through actions, choices and behaviors that support your gifts, talents and abilities.
Virgo: Once Sun shifts out of your 8th house, moving to your house of dharma on the 14th, a new level of illumination strikes you. The transformational process you've been in the past month will pave the way for more dharmic support. Tap into your inner creative resources and channel this into projects and actions.
Libra: As Sun dips into your 8th house on the 14th, you begin a month of inner transformation. There is potential for deeper inner work and healing if you say yes to the change process and allow challenges to support your shifts. Strong desires for relationship arrive, yet you're unclear how to direct this energy fully.
Scorpio: Life is moving in jolts of stops and starts, yes and no, open and close. You are finding your dance with life in new ways, embrace the process. As Sun shifts to your 7th house of relationships on the 14th, looking in the mirror will do you good. Notice how relationships, the "other", are challenging you.
Sagittarius: You experience power shifts once Sun moves to your 6th house on the 14th. Suddenly there's a change in your purpose, inner knowing and desires. It's time to radically address where you are stuck and resistant to greater comfort, stability and support within. There's powerful liberation available to you.
Capricorn: Let your heart swell with passion, creativity and inner wisdom. Your intuitive knowing and your creative power are connected to your heart, your ability to feel. Gains and increases come when you work with the heart blockages, the places within you that resist nourishment and feeling your emotional power.
Aquarius: Chip away the illusions and the false parts of yourself. Rip of the veils and masks that are hiding your true, raw self. What is keeping you in the shadows? You say you want more in this life, to feel more satisfied and sustained, yet you resist the necessary changes in order to make this happen.
Pisces: Nourishment is key. Be fed, be well fed, by life. What are the ingredients you need to make a satisfying life, a life worth living? What is missing for this recipe? Feed yourself well and let your digestion support your transformation and healing process. The mouth and gut are direct connections to your dharmic work.
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New Moon is at 13:30 MDT, while transiting the fierce star, Bharani nakshatra. This is Yama's domain and he requires restraint and simplicity, while also honoring vulnerability and strength simultaneously. He offers the ultimate relationship with transformation- through the death and dying process, as well as birth. The symbol of this nakshatra is the yoni, which signifies great beginnings. Birth after all, is a death process in and of itself. Bharani reminds us that death and life are one and the same, that unity, presence, and ultimately, simplicity, are the path of Yoga. Yama is quick to remind when you are not in alignment with Natural Law, nor in right-relationship with restraint and self control.
This waxing Moon cycle promotes cutting away, butchering, anything that is keeping you from your purpose, path, dharma.
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This Week's Intention: Find the balm for your malnourishment. Seek balance, fluidity and flow- with love, creativity and passion. Transform your light by radically uprooting and discarding the weeds within. Create space for your deepest needs to be met.
Moon is waxing, moving through the 4th to the 10th tithis (phases) this week of the bright half. Sun is leaving Scorpio and moves into Sagittarius midweek, bringing chaos and transition with it. Continue to uproot and remove that which doesn't serve you. Use ample amounts of surrender as you courageously move forward.
Moon continues to transit Capricorn and UttaraAshada until early afternoon on Monday. Saturn gives his drishti to the Moon, causing grief to surface. Rahu gives his gaze, activating uncertainty, confusion and amplified emotions. Notice where you are resisting and refusing your own awakening. Align with purity and purpose today. Once Moon shift to Sravana, Vishnu arrives to help us expand and awaken with his dharmic forces. Challenge what you think is possible and open up all-possibilities for yourself and your life. Seek inner and outer harmony through knowledge and wisdom. Listen to positive messages and release the harmful and hurtful inner dialogue. Be conscious of what you say and how you say it.
Tuesday, Moon moves to the final portion of Capricorn and into Dhanishta nakshatra. Saturn continues to bring his grief inducing tendencies to the Moon, inviting us to look at places we are resisting our emotional body and feelings. Rahu's gaze on the Moon increases these tendencies and intensifies the emotional body. A certain piercing nature arrives today- do you use it to penetrate your masks and illusions? To awaken parts of yourself that need more light and clarity? The Vasu Devas can support your efforts. Where are you resisting being seen, noticed, heard, witnessed and fully self expressed? Shine the light into your darkness and stand in your power.
Sun moves to sandhi degrees, opening the gap between Scorpio and Sagittarius. This challenging gandanta (gap) merges water and fire. The spiritual body and physical body are delicate right now. Attend to needs intentionally. Vulnerability will be heightened and more rest will be necessary. Find ways to slow down and allow for more pauses.
Just before midnight, Moon moves to Aquarius, now receiving gaze from Jupiter.
Wednesday brings an Aquarius Moon with Jupiter's softening, expansive gaze. Where there was contraction being felt in the previous days, today brings a new awareness. Wherever you have been closing, Jupiter will invite an opening to you. You may still resist or refuse this expansion and the expanded awareness. Look for the challenges and the obstacles as these are sure signs you are resisting the growth. Where do you need greater release and surrender in order to make space for the new? Midday, Moon shifts to Satabisha nakshatra and these themes amplify. Ruling deity Varuna can intensify the critic, the all-seeing and watchful eye- inner and outer. Let support, guidance and healing come in new ways. Notice where your critic keeps you malnourished and under supported. Make changes accordingly and be radical with self development work.
Just as Wednesday begins, Sun makes its challenging shift through the territory between Scorpio (water) and into Sagittarius (fire). This gandanta is often felt with turmoil, challenges, crisis- which will especially be activated on the physical and spiritual body levels. Protect yourself with slow, steady and intentional steps. Get extra support and make time for meditation, being in nature and extra self care.
Sun arrives in Sagittarius at 00:49 PST, landing in Mula nakshatra as it enters this one-pointed fire sign. Mula can add to the chaos and calamity that may be stirring within, so take active measures to find greater calm. Sun remains in Sagittarius until January 14th, receiving the gaze of Jupiter all the while. Jupiter offers expansive, wisdom oriented support, which provides spiritual awareness and supports the spiritual body. Jupiter is akasha (space) and aligned with dharma. Pay close attention to dharmic messages arriving at this time. Can you hear the pure messages of your soul helping you to awaken from within?
This is a spiritual and heart awakening transit if used as such. It's also a transit for deep shadow work in order to heal, transform and awaken from illusion. The critic will be strong and amplified in this cycle so be actively noticing where there's resistance to hearing new wisdom or getting different types of support. Notice where the ego gets in your way of compassion and liberation- both internally and externally. This includes spiritual ego and the "know it all" that keeps you away from new growth and possibility.
Prepare for more release and letting go- especially with relationships. Gather resources and support from spirit and those aligned with spiritual wisdom, but make sure you're doing the necessary personal development work on the levels of mental body and emotional body. Spirit helps those who help themselves. Use consistent action steps and trust these steps will add up with time. Activate healthy boundaries.
There's a certain impatience with the heart which may cause more suffering than nourishment. Try more compassion for your efforts and lean in with softening and deeper listening. Fearlessly look at parts of yourself that need more light. Heart wisdom arrives when the mind is quiet and calm. Bring more light to your emotional body and allow grief to wash away the years of darkness, pain and suffering. Grief has the ability to heal and soften old wounds, allowing us to deepen our presence and patience. Ask spirit, therapists, healers and guides for support with your release process. Soften the ferocity and action-oriented agenda with cycles of strategy and release. Take focused action, then let go of outcome; repeat.
Find balance with your words, money and nourishment. Feed yourself well on all levels of life and notice how this feels in your body. Let the wisdom of your pelvis be a resource for deepening your stability, self trust and life balance.
Thursday morning Satabisha's healing gaze continues. Start your day off right with self care. Take extra time to get your needs met. Late morning, Moon shifts to Purvabhadrapada and inner/outer balance becomes essential. Where are you pushing too hard and forcing outcomes and agendas? What do you really need for more stability and support in your life. Dive deep. Is your ego (spiritual ego included) getting in the way of what you truly need?
Just as Friday begins, Moon moves to Pisces, joining Ketu here. Both receive gaze from Mars and Rahu. The emotional body will be extra heated and agitated in the coming days. Take necessary precautions and attend to self care. Move, process and transform anger into passion and power. Feel the charge. Late morning, Moon shifts to the latter half of the Bhadrapada constellation. Uttarabhadrapada helps us dive more deeply into our subconscious terrain. Gather pearls as you traverse the inner waters of your being. Be sure to come up for air.
Jupiter is now sandhi, at the edge of Leo, intensifying his transit through this passionate sign. We are all working with power in new ways. January 7th Jupiter will retrograde for five months. Look for signs right now as you'll be working with these themes more closely once Jupiter begins is backward dance. Want more details? Check out my Jupiter in Leo articles- Part 1 and 2.
Saturday mid morning, Moon moves to the final nakshatra of the zodiac, Revati. Release, endings and conclusions may be found today. Ruling deity, Pushan, supports resources and finding support along ones path. He shares the fruits of our efforts and requests simplicity, purity and compassion. How can you surrender and soften with yourself and others? Where can you find a bit more release and letting go? Keep it simple and land within. Meditation, time in nature and writing can be helpful today.
Mid morning Sunday, Moon leaps through the challenging gap between Pisces and Aries- from endings to beginnings and water into fire. Emotions will be in a state of release, so let them flow, move and shift. Watch the wave patterns moving through you. Moon receives multiple gazes in the coming days- from Venus seven houses away, Mars and Jupiter. Let your anger and passion teach you. Let your wisdom move more and expand what you think is possible for yourself. Seek stability, integration and creative flow. Moon moves through Ashwini today and the 10th tithi, Dashami, which connects to dharma. Transform, heal and rejuvenate through releasing and letting go. Move towards what serves you and your path.
Early Monday morning, Moon shifts to Bharani- offering possible restriction, constriction and difficulties with relationships and money. This is a reminder to find more balance with both. Where are you out of alignment and not in right relationship with wealth and love? Where are you giving too much and neglecting deeper needs? Where are you starving yourself for false gratification? Say yes to nourishment by aligning with love, gratitude, creativity and your passion for life. Keep it simple and let go of the extras, the distractions, the false nourishment that keeps you in lack. Say yes to your transformation and allow in new possibilities. As winter Solstice arrives, the darkness deepens. Light your lights and call upon the Sun to bring you resources for growth.
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This Week's Intention: Continue to land in your heart wisdom and lean into compassion.
Crack open judgments and resistance to nourishment. Simplify.
It's a full Moon week and the emotional body is powerfully charged. Can you feel the white capped waves increasing, reaching their peak within you? Relationships, creativity, finances and life force energy make a radical shift towards deeper balance, as Venus moves to its own sign, Libra, on Sunday. Many will feel the release arrive next week as all things Venus seek more stability and harmony in the next cycle.
The week begins with a fresh start as Moon arrives into the first sign of the zodiac, Aries.
Monday, allow the vulnerability of beginnings settle in as you move through your day. There's a freshness, a vitality, an awakening and enlivening occurring. Calculate your steps and be poignant in your choices. Attend to rejuvenation and revitalization. Awaken and refresh yourself with new actions. Declare your inner power and orient yourself around this core of truth within. Mars gives his gaze to the Moon today. Take the passion into action. If you are feeling anger stir, notice where you need to create healthier boundaries. What does your anger need? Lean in and listen carefully.
Late evening, Moon shifts to Bharani nakshatra. Vulnerability and ferocity arrive simultaneously. Where do you land?
Moon continues to transit Bharani nakshtara on Tuesday. Yama brings his transformational energy and invites in deep changes. Relationships and money are vulnerable right now and today amplifies this fragility. What are the challenges forcing you to look at? What are you resisting or refusing to see? What is your anger telling you about your needs? Let the passion out of its hiding place and invite it to stoke your inner flames. Get clear on what you need for deeper nourishment. Ask for your needs to be met.
Early evening, Moon arrives in the 15th tithi, Purnima, and Krittika nakshatra. The fullness is here. Can you feel the swell within?
Just as Wednesday begins, Moon hops into Taurus, rendering him exalted and 100% energized. Continuing through Krittika nakshatra still, Agni arrives with his purifying potency to help us clean, clear and purify.
Full Moon is Wednesday November 25th at 14:43 PST while Moon is in Taurus and Krittika Nakshatra. Moon is in its Mulitrikona degrees at the time of the full Moon. This placement exemplifies the feeling nature of the Moon and can increase emotions and stronger emotional body experiences as a result. Moon also receives gaze from four planets- Sun, Saturn and Mercury, all in Scorpio. Rahu also gives his shadowed gaze from Virgo. Venus gives its influence as ruling planet of Taurus. A range of offerings arrive with this motley mix of energy upon the Moon. As Moon is highly receptive, it feels the ripples of these other planetary energies very acutely. There's a certain contraction and sadness that arrives, though likely connected to the mental body and old stories re-emerging to taunt and haunt. Simultaneously a powerful inner force and courageous spirit is present, which may help support movement, momentum and change. Rahu brings a sense of confusion, uncertainty and challenge with his gaze, while influencing relationships and our experience with others. How can you keep landing in your body and align with your core? What are the essential values that you hold dear? Use them as a tuning fork.
Agni, the ruling deity of Krittika nakshatra, is a powerful transformational energy. He brings change and alchemy with him. His fire brings new results and helps us release the old. There is certain movement and momentum given with the energy of Agni. He is a powerful resource for digestion, assimilation and deep nourishment of life. In the waning cycle to come, digestion is a crucial and potent area of focus. Attending to the fire of life- on all four levels of our being- is essential. Are you attending to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies with intention? Where are there holes in your self care?
Agni can help us digest and assimilate experiences of life, in order for us to extract the finest by-product of well being, which is ojas. If any system of the body is overwhelmed, over loaded, it will not be able to support assimilation of nutrients. Stoking the wisdom of Agni with gentle intention, attending to a slow, consistent flame, is the most sustainable. When we douse this fragile inner flame with too much of anything, our pilot light goes out. Agni exists on multiple levels of our being to help us digest mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually.
Use this cycle to attend to your inner light with deep care. Go slow, pause, turn inward and align with your needs. Attend to self care diligently and get plenty of rest. Let rejuvenation be a primary focus as the light dims for the Northern Hemisphere and the winter months ask us to retreat within. Put maximum attention on inner nourishment. Pay attention to what goes into your body and what comes out of it. Watch your words and clean up your diet and the company you keep. Where are you perpetuating over-stimulation, over activity? Where are you not in right relationship with your needs, healthy boundaries and self care?
Fresh starts abound in this cycle so pay close attention to what you are actually putting into motion and beginning. Are you really making progress with new steps and extra support, guidance and resources? Or are you pretending to make change using old patterns and unconscious actions? It is vital that the changes begin from your depths, below the surface and through inner work. The awareness you gain from self development work and shining the light on your darkness, will maximize and mobilize you into powerful actions with lasting effects. Work directly with the mental body and its limiting beliefs, old patterns and default settings. Closely track old stories and mental body programming that consistently keep you in the dark. Not sure where these old patterns are hiding? Look directly at your obstacles and challenges. What keeps returning to force you into conscious awareness?
Late afternoon, Moon shifts to Rohini nakshatra and creativity is maximized. Put your attention on manifestation and desire.
Thursday Moon continues through Lord Brahmas domain, Rohini nakshatra. His unification with Goddess Saraswati is the ultimate manifestation energy. Masculine and feminine creative powers align in order to bring desire into form. Through creativity, the arts, wisdom and knowledge, we can create our lives over and over again. Desire sparks actions and intentions. What resources are you using to create an inspired and potent life? Where are you playing small, resisting and refusing to stand in your power? We create our own reality. What are you inviting in?
Late afternoon, Moon moves to Mrigashirsha nakshatra and life force energy arrives to nourish and support. Notice where you are contracting and refusing the love. Notice where you are overindulging in intoxicants, masking your inner needs.
In the USA, today is Thanksgiving- a day for celebrating gratitude, blessings and the rich harvest of life. What nourishment are you celebrating? What are you inviting into your life? Where are you resisting? Keep it simple today and avoid heart burn. The basic human resource we all need is love. How can you keep your feelings attuned to loving kindness, rather than falling into pot holes of emptiness?
Friday, day of Venus, brings more awareness of relationships, love and nourishment. Though creativity is a primary focus, the channels are also very narrow right now. Love and money are not flowing smoothly and can feel restricted or forced at times. The challenging flow of Venus energy extends to relationships, commodities, vitality and life force energy (shakti). The tendency is to overindulge- with intoxicants, sweets, drugs and alcohol- masking the inner needs and the vulnerability of this time. This burns the little life force energy that is available. Today can offer Soma or burn it up. Do you align with your sensitivity and its inner pulls, or follow the externalized forces and desires?
Early afternoon, Moon shifts to the challenging and powerful nakshatra, Ardra. Emotional upheavals are amplified as Moon is waning yet still quite full. Grieve, purge tears, let waves pass through you and let them release. Dissect anger and rage, finding its root cause. What boundaries are being crossed that need to be restructured? Where are you saying yes when you should be saying no? Rudra's destructive forces are potent today and tomorrow. What is crumbling in order for you to rebuild?
Saturday Moon continues through Ardra nakshatra until noon. Relationships are fragile and require extra attention today. The challenges of the previous day begin to sift and settle, while emotions continue to fester. Attend to self care, sensitivity and inner needs. Find healthy ways to release and reset.
As Moon shifts into Punarvasu nakshatra midday, a softening arrives with Aditi's many resources. Her gentle wisdom and unifying ways can be a soothing balm to the heart. Protection, support and guidance comes more easily now. Can you land back in your heart and find the gratitude? Stand in your power by attending to the heart flame. Let it be the messenger of your truth and light. Fill the corners of your heart with joy and understanding.
Venus nears the edge of its debilitation sign, Virgo, intensifying its challenging effects. When sandhi, a planet is both vulnerable and more potent- especially when it is leaving a sign. Spiritual resources may feel more available now to support relationship and money concerns. Call in your support systems! Gurus, guides, ancestors and spirits! Ask for tangible support from healers, therapists, coaches and nourishing relationships. Where do you need more support?
Sunday mid morning, Moon shifts to its own sign, Cancer, softening the heart and increasing a sense of emotional body balance. Spiritual awareness may help increase new understanding and deeper compassion. Sudden emotional shifts are likely and sensitivity is high. Protect yourself and find ways to land within consciously.
Just after noon, Moon moves to Brihaspati's nakshatra, Pushya. Nourishment comes with balance and healthy boundaries today. Inner and outer needs must be integrated and harmonized. Have you been neglecting your internal fire and self care? Use your heart to calibrate your needs and choices. Keep landing back in your heart wisdom, your emotional body and listen carefully. There is depth and awakening available to those who listen today.
At 17:56 PST, Venus makes the leap into its own sign, leaving the challenges of its debilitation behind. Many will feel the relief arriving in the coming days as relationships, money, creativity, life force and health find more stability and harmony. There is still much in the transits that can challenge this stability, but the natural flowing tendencies of Venus in its own sign can help us increase fluidity, love and joy. This increase of vitality is determined by your inner work. It's a time to be radical in your self development, not hide behind false comforts and illusions of safety.
This Venus cycle is all about creativity and connectivity, helping us find new pathways of nourishment and vitality, potency and power. It will require radical heart chakra work and re-patterning blockages, resistance and refusal to be nourished. Attending to your malnourishment is vital. Where are you starving yourself? Filling up on empty calories in your life? Pretending and wearing old masks?
Use challenges and obstacles to face your shadow. Where are you being cracked open so more light can enter? How is your critic keeping you in the dark? Where are you stuck in binary thinking patterns- right and wrong, and a black and white mentality? Unmask yourself and remove the false layers keeping you from being nourished and well fed in life and relationships. Heal and awaken with extra guidance and support. Don't try to move forward alone.
Relationships are vital at this time- in order to deepen your support systems, sense of community and strengthen your belonging. Find new resources of support if you are stuck or in challenge. The heart needs your attention like never before. Increase compassion for yourself and others. Deepen your awareness about your own needs. As you identify the deeper layers of your inner being, you can express them and gain deeper support from others, from life. Remove and let go of that which is draining you, keeping you from vitality and joy. Simplify your life.
Monday continues themes of balance and harmony as Moon moves through Pushya nakshatra. Venus is weak and vulnerable in degrees so tend to the relationship with self and other cautiously. After noon, Moon shifts to Ashlesha nakshatra and inner illusions amplify. Use resources and tools to work directly with the mental and emotional bodies. Consciously work with shadows and the critical mind. Drop into your heart and notice where you are stuck in judgement and critical thought. Deepen compassion for self and others.
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This Week's Intention: Take slow, steady steps. Be intentional with your movements.
Make self care and inner reflection a priority. Land in your heart.
The week begins with a ripe Moon, finishing its transit through Pisces- instigating endings and release for the days ahead. Moon transits Revati nakshatra and the mental body requests attention and deeper nourishment. What cords need to be cut, severed and released for more clarity and receptivity? Where are you still holding on when you should be releasing? What stories is the mental body stuck in and repeating? Set yourself free. It's a perfect time to be working with self development resources that help you unravel the mental body programming. Note where the mind is stuck, resistant and rigid.
Early afternoon on Monday, Moon jumps to Aries, crossing the challenging gap between Pisces and the beginning of the zodiac. The Moon is almost full and as it moves through the tricky gandanta gap between Pisces and Aries, inner and outer shifts take place. This transition point is particularly challenging because Pisces brings us endings and release, while Aries invites in beginnings and renewal. There is usually some big, necessary change that must be attended to when planets pass through this point. As Moon moves from watery sign, Pisces, into the fire sign, Aries, expect a strong emotional body shift. The Moon is expanded and full anyway, our emotional cups are at capacity, and there is a necessary release finding its natural course. Notice where you are holding and gripping. What can be softened and released?
The full Moon is in Aries during the early hours of Tuesday morning, while Moon transits Ashwini nakshatra- the first of the 27 nakshatras. Full Moon is Tuesday, October 27th at 05:04 CDT while Moon is in Aries and Ashwini Nakshatra. This particular constellation is connected to rejuvenation and healing. There is ample potential and possibility available here. Ruling deities, the Ashvini-Kumara twins, are experts in Ayurveda and the healing arts. Among their healing resources are music and the arts- as moving creative energy is vital for both health and well being, while increasing joy and vitality.
This full Moon reminds us to take slow, meaningful steps. It's a time to turn inward, despite the fullness of the Moon- which usually invites an external focus. In the cycle to come, we must attend to the vital release process and the transformations invited through letting go and endings. Removal and release of relationships and that which no longer serves you in nourishing and supportive ways, must be severed and set free. Radically let go of those who do not have your needs and deep nourishment in mind.
In the waning Moon cycle, notice what is falling away naturally and forcing you to attend to release. If you're gripping tightly and refusing to surrender, there will be challenge. First, look to see where you need more support and nourishment in your life and what challenges continue to present themselves. These are old stories that need your deeper attention. Liberate yourself from fear, old stories, paradigms and mental body blockages. You are as powerful as you allow your self to be. What is holding you back and keeping you from your full potential?
Just before noon on Tuesday, Moon shifts to Bharani nakshatra and sensitivity takes on a new flavor. Ruling deity Yama requests restraint in order for deep transformation. Where can you create clarity and safe boundaries for yourself in order to get your needs met? Especially in relationships and with those in authority positions. Take your power back.
Wednesday continues with Yama's forceful energy and great sensitivity. The ability to sense and feel everything intimately is truly foundational for deep transformation. Let Yama help you release and respond to your needs for self care and support. If it feels like too much, it probably is. Make adjustments. Late morning, Moon moves to Krittika nakshatra and Agni continues the theme of transformation, but does so with purification and burning away impurities. Heat and fire are necessary for alchemical changes to take place. Where's the heat and what is transforming as a result? How can you avoid getting burned while allowing the changes to take place? Take care of digestion today and support Agni carefully. The physical body will need extra care and caution today. Rest, self care and go slow. Early afternoon, Moon shifts into its exaltation sign, Taurus and emotional body fullness is intensified. Today requires conscious attention to all four levels of our being. Be very intentional with your inner work, as there is intensity for emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bodies occurring simultaneously. Moon is exalted until evening and then shifts to its mulitrikona degrees.
Mercury is at the edge of Virgo and is now sandhi, in the gap between signs. The mental body is also delicate and needs extra support at this time. Track mental body stories diligently. Take time for meditation and grounding in the wisdom of your body in the coming days.
Late morning on Thursday, Moon moves to the potent and creative constellation, Rohini. Ruling deity, Lord Brahma, is the ultimate manifestor and full of creative, life giving potential. Moon is also immensely creative and loves to connect, share, co-create and harmonize. As Moon moves through Rohini, let your creativity be amplified. What are you creating in your life? Who and what are you connecting with? What is your intention for co-creation and leaving a legacy of your gifts? Today, envision and create ways to illuminate your path with deeper nourishment and support. Activate and align with your inner passion and creative powers.
Mercury finally lands in Libra at 09:59 PDT, joining debilitated Sun here. After months of moving through his favorite sign, Virgo, he shifts to the relational and connective sign of Libra. Mercury is naturally a connector and a creator, a communicator and a generator, while also signifying thinking and imagination. This cycle will instigate a lot of inspiration and thinking- which will increase the imaginal, the spiritual, new ideas and increased creativity. Simultaneously, it will be too easy to stay in the head and out of the body, which can cause issues with the physical as well as manifestation. It's vital to cultivate presence and deeper relationship with the feeling level and emotional body wisdom, as well as the physical body and its ability to increase stability and support, grounding and landing. Vata and excess air can increase during this cycle, which can result in feeling ungrounded and unstable. The Mercury Sun conjunction will become closer and tighter toward the end of this transit, climaxing on November 16th while both planets are in Vishaka nakshatra. New paths will present themselves and old ones will need to be re-evaluated. Can the old still support you and your needs, your desires and visions? Co-creation, extra support and new alliances may emerge. Seek out others who align with your visions and goals. Call in new resources in order to help your path take shape. Sun and Mercury continue to track each other closely in tight combustion, moving simultaneously into Scorpio on the 17th, joining Saturn here. Get your extra support and resources in place before this transit and prepare for deep inner work in the cycle to come.
Friday invites more creative impulses and increased play, passion and vitality. Emotional body wisdom is potent today. As Moon shifts into Mrigashirsha nakshatra early morning, deeper nourishment arrives if we let it. Ruling deity, Soma, increases the divine nectar of life. Drink it up and dive in! Where can you find greater abundance, receptivity and resources? Where are you resisting this juicy blossoming of life? Ruling planet of this constellation is Mars, who is now in close conjunction with Venus. Together, they stir the pot of passion and intense feelings. Let the heart swell with enthusiasm and use this to attract more of what you desire. Notice where you are resisting and contracting, keeping the nourishment from seeping into your being. If you want more of the good stuff, you have to make room for it. If it doesn't feed your soul, get rid of it. Late afternoon, Moon shifts to Gemini, the creative, connective sign, ruled by Mercury.
Just as Saturday arrives, the Moon moves to the powerful and tempestuous nakshatra, Ardra. This constellation has a lot to do with emotional release, intense feelings, and heightened passion. Calm and quiet the storm by finding safe and healthy outlets for emotional release. Let go, purge, express and let it all fall out. What can you do to move the emotions out and through? Where are you resisting or neglecting your emotional body? What has been left unexpressed for too long? Move your inner waters and let it pour out of you through healthy channels. Mars is at the edge of Leo now and sandhi. He's extra passionate and fiery. He may cause intensified expression and passion, anger, emotional charge and reckless actions. Where are you forcing and pushing unconsciously? Where are you cutting and pasting over your physical and emotional body needs? Keep landing back in the physical body wisdom and ask it what it needs. If there's challenge or obstacles hindering your progress, this is a reminder to slow down, stop, listen more carefully. Mars and Venus are still in tight conjunction. Feelings are heated and passions are high. Pause before speaking or acting.
Jupiter's nakshatra, Punarvasu, arrives early Sunday morning with the balm that soothes our ailments. Aditi and her abundant resources bring us solutions, possibilities, wisdom and awareness that the previous day couldn't support. The pot that Ardra stirred, will now settle so we can find some soft landing and more gentle steps. Resources arrive today to soothe and support. What wisdom are you receiving which helps you understand, expand, grow and find greater balance? Pause and be still or you'll miss her abundant messages and feelings of unity. Late evening, Moon jumps into its own sign, Cancer, increasing harmony and emotional balance. Let the veils of illusion drop away.
Monday continues with Moon in Cancer and transiting from Punarvasu into Pushya nakshatra in the early hours of the morning. Expand and contract, open and close, find balance between your polarities. Seek harmony within and track the breath closely today. How can you land in your heart more intentionally? Bring your focus to your emotional body wisdom, your feelings, and deepen your connection to home, grounding and well being. The wisdom you seek is within.
* Timing used is Pacific Daylight Time.
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