This Week's Intention: Find the soft landing spots within your being and ground.
Monday begins with a new Moon while in Taurus and Krittika Nakshatra. New Moon in Taurus invites us to deepen our capacity to feel, to sense and to create from this depth of feeling. Moon exalted in Krittika nakshatra at the time of the new Moon intensifies this ability to sense and feel with razor sharp exactness. There is some emotional cutting taking place, a removal happening, a deep transformation within you. Pay attention to what needs to be removed and what you are inviting in.
Moon transits its exaltation sign, Taurus, with Sun, Mars and Mercury, while receiving drishti (gaze) from Rahu and Saturn. As it moves to Rohini nakshatra, creativity intensifies. Monday offers intense feelings and stirring of our emotional body. How can you find the support and stability you need within? How can your emotions be an invitation to create through art, beauty, music and connection?
Early evening on Monday, Mercury begins its three week retrograde motion and will resume direct motion on June 11th. Retrograde planets act like the shadow nodes Rahu and Ketu, and bring us reminders, returns and reflections. Mercury is intimately connected to communication, creativity, the mental body and our ability to share, as well as commerce, business and the market place. Contrary to popular belief, when Mercury goes retrograde, life and all communication is not ill-fated. In fact, it is a time for us to clean up, re-trace steps and pay closer attention to the messages that arrive. Use this cycle to express yourself more potently, find deeper stability and support, while getting clearer about your needs for nourishment. What aren't you saying? How can you share yourself in new ways? Read more about Mercury Retrograde.
Tuesday invites in deeper nourishment with Mrigashirsha nakshatra and its ruler, the divine nectar called Soma. Branch out, reach towards your desires, attract new resources. Allow your mind to expand and open. What messages are returning to share their insights with you? Get creative. As Moon moves to Gemini late evening, it joins Venus here. Relationships thrive with healthy communication. How can you invite in deeper honesty, openness and connection into your life? Moon and Venus in Gemini, while Mercury is in Taurus, provides a nice exchange between rulers. This can deepen our sense of nourishment, support, stability and connections over the next few days.
Moon shifts into Ardra late morning on Wednesday. Emotional irritation may arrive with our relationships today. What mirror is being reflected to you? What parts of yourself are you not seeing clearly, neglecting or missing? The irritations you feel are parts of yourself that need more attention and presence. Use art to transform the challenges and identify new resources.
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Mid morning on Thursday, Moon moves to Punarvasu nakshatra, the domain of Aditi. She gives her blessings through wisdom, expansion and awareness. She unifies our heart and mind. Let relationships be the balm that soothes and protects today. How can you communicate and create in new ways? Reach out and connect.
First thing Friday morning, Moon arrives in its own sign, Cancer, joining exalted Jupiter here. Late morning Moon moves to Pushya nakshatra, Brihaspati's constellation. Nourishment arrives through wisdom, protection, support and balance. How can you be fed more deeply, root, ground and invite in a new inner strength?
Saturday morning continues this theme of nourishment until Moon jumps into Ashlesha nakshatra midday, conjunct Jupiter. Sarpa's constellation helps us connect more intimately with the occult, mystical side of life. Let your self question and allow it to provoke deep listening. What do you need for finding deeper balance and holding? What subtleties have you been missing?
Sunday arrives and Moon is in Ashlesha nakshatra, the domain of the serpent, Sarpa. His serpent energy can help us move from the mundane, to the occult and mystical realms. He opens our third eye vision and invites in wisdom from other dimensions. See with new eyes and witness life from different vantage points today. How are you opening and embracing life in new ways?
Do you crave more details and a deeper understanding about the effects of this Moon cycle on your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well being? Want to more deeply embody the theme for this new cycle? Get my 2015 Moon Wisdom Calendar.
*Time zone used for calculations is in Pacific Daylight Time unless otherwise noted.
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