Moon is waxing and full on Tuesday. This fullness carries us through the greater part of this week which we may be feeling as swelling inner tides, full emotional bodies and a general sense of being filled up. We've been working with a cosmic landscape that has grounding and expanding energies, but little to no fire due to the current nakshatras that are enlivened. We may feel as though we have a lot to do, a very full plate, yet not accomplishing tasks quickly, efficiently or effectively. As Sun shifts to Dhanishta late in the week, this should help our clarity, tenacity and focus, as well as more goal-centered activities.
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Monday, February 2nd
Today's Intention: Fill your cup with the nourishment of your life and let whatever can't be contained, release.
Moon transits through its own sign, Cancer, on this day of Moon (Monday) with retrograde Jupiter here as well. Both receive drishti from conjunct Sun and retrograde Mercury. The Moon's energy is swelling, full and expansive right now, entering the 15th tithi today, the final phase of the waxing cycle. With Moon in Pushya nakshtra, ruled by Brihaspati and the planet Saturn, there is a refined sense of balance available, an inner and outer evenness. This comes from expand and contract energies which are working their magic on us right now. The expansive nature of Brihaspati (Jupiter deified) and Saturn (Pushya's planetary ruler) even out the excess in our life, helping us find more stability and security.
A refined sense of nourishment settles in as we reflect on our deepest needs and desires. What serves us and what is not serving us? What can we clean up within our heart in order to clean up our life and properly expand in a more nourishing way? We need both opening and closing in order for the steadiness of life to support us.
Tuesday, February 3rd
Today's Intention: What wisdom do your illusions have to share with you?
Moon collides with Jupiter as it moves into Ashlesha nakshatra at 06:59 am PST. Ashlesha is ruled by Sarpa, a serpent of the occult, mystical realms. Ashlesha nakshatra is ruled by the snake deity, Sarpa, as well as the planet Mercury. Currently Mercury is retrograde as is Jupiter, which provides us with a very powerful energetic force of returns, revisiting, and renewal at this time- if we use it intentionally. Sarpa’s energy is connected to Rahu, the shadow self, and requires us to look at parts of ourselves that are in darkness. Deception and illusion are part of Sarpa’s power and Ashlesha’s planetary ruler, Mercury, offers a connection to the mental body. This is an expansive activation day, make your steps count.
This is an expansive activation day, make your steps count.
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Wednesday, February 4th
Today's Intention: Activate your inner super hero.
Moon hops into Leo and Magha nakshatra at 09:45 am PST, enlivening a more fierce and aggressive day then the previous. Magha's planetary ruler is Ketu, which provides an intensity like Mars, but with an added cutting, destructive nature that is usually sudden and abrupt. Pitr is the ruling deity of this nakshatra who enlivens the ancestors and our lineage matters. As Moon transits through Leo, it receives direct gaze from Mars and Venus seven houses away in Aquarius, as well as Saturn in Scorpio. Our internal waters, our emotional body, is getting a sharp refinement today. What do you need to take more control of in your life? Where do you need to step in with a bit more ego, in order to get the job done? What power and strengths do you need to activate in order to step into your dharmic work? Rise and shine. Watch for explosions- yours as well as others.
Retrograde Mercury moves back into UttaraAshada nakshatra today at 20:04 PST which can help us align more thoughtfully with the Vishvadevas. These Laws of Nature, deified as the "all-gods", can help us remove obstacles that hinder our prosperity, productivity and may keep us off our path.
Mercury continues its retrograde motion, moving back through Capricorn now until February 11th. Despite what many believe, retrograde cycles are not chaos cycles where life goes haywire. They are, however, cycles for us to re-trace our steps, recycle our thoughts and intentions, and to clean up any details we may have missed on the first go round. In fact, these rewind cycles are a gift! If we use these cycles intentionally, we get a chance to re-do what we may have neglected previously. Read more about retrograde Mercury cycles.
The retrograde planet will determine what we are re-examining, and how that shows up for us in our life experience. Mercury is the planet that correlates to our mental body, our imaginal realms. It is the planet of communication, commerce, writing and connecting. It likes to speak, share, create and co-create. As Mercury will be walking back through Capricorn for the next three weeks, this is an ideal time to find very clear containers, structures and frames for your creativity, communication and connection. Retrograde Jupiter gives his drishti to Mercury at this time, creating a double return of old territory, including emotional body wisdom and themes connected to heart and home. Boundary work is essential right now. Think in terms of organizing all aspects of your life and tidying up old, dusty corners of you mind. If life is a closet, go to Ikea and get the proper shelving and filing systems for yourself. If the closet is the mind, get clear and organized about what "best practice" is for yourself in work, career and your life offerings. Re-commit to enlivening your dreams and making them real. Keep moving towards what makes your heart full of joy. Your passions are your life's work. Make space for them. Take intentional action steps and don't waste energy unnecessarily. Track your emotional and mental bodies for insights.
Thursday, February 5th
Today's Intention: Like a steam engine, let the inner heat move your inner tides. These tides can not be stopped or slowed- go full steam ahead!
Moon shifts into Purvaphalguni nakshatra at 12:44 PST, and Bhaga, as well as Venus, offer an increase of resources to us. As one of the twelve Aditya's, Bhaga is centered around providing us with increases, prosperity and greater abundance, particularly through the flow of love, sensuality and pleasure. His job is to help us fall in love, to feel love, to express it and share it. He's not responsible for making it last, though. He just reminds us that it's always here for us to connect with if we so choose. And there is passion a plenty right now if we choose to dip into these fiery, abundant waters. The Mars, Venus conjunction in Aquarius, giving their direct drishti to the Moon right now, intensifies our passionate inner tides. What is moving you to action right now? What feels beyond your control? What is stirring your heart most intensely right now? Create an image of this feeling and let it remind you of its power at a later date.
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Friday, February 6th
Today's Intention: The ocean of love beckons you to dive in.
Sun shifts into Dhanishta nakshatra at 04:29 am PST, moving us from Sravana's expansiveness to a more refined ability to manifest on the material plane of existence- through the Vasus. The Vasu Devas are sources of illumination, and help us shine, share and be seen. When we share our light, our life force, people take notice. Like attracts like. Wealth and prosperity are attracted when we share authentically, dharmically- and when our offerings are connected to our inner light source (jyoti). The next two weeks are a time to share, shine and activate your inner light in bigger and bolder ways. Rise and shine! Make hay while this Sun shines!
Themes of love and passion continue today as Moon shifts into the latter half of the fertile Phalguni stars, Uttaraphalguni, at 15:50 PST. Aryaman is the ruling deity of this part of the constellation and he is also one of the twelve Adityas who provides resources like Bhaga does. Aryaman is more concerned with sustaining love, prosperity and resources, through our effort and diligence. Because the Sun rules this nakshatra, there is a connection to light and that which brings us life. The Sun is the ultimate resource for life. Today offers powerful increases to us if we are tapped into the abundant supply of light and love flowing in and around us.
Moon shifts into Virgo at 22:37 PST, joining Rahu here.
Saturday, February 7th
Today's Intention: Fill your plate with the essential ingredients that nourish your life.
Moon transits Virgo and into Hasta nakshatra at 18:57 PST and a little more light comes our way through Savitr. Savitr is the bearer of light, the crack of light at dawn that awakens us. Rahu's conjunction with the Moon as it transits through Virgo, distorts the light though; it diffuses it, making the light appear skewed. Like a cloudy day, the Sun light is still there, but we don't see it as brightly because of the clouds. Mars gives drishti to the Moon and makes our efforts to reach towards the light more aggressive, yet it may feel daunting or challenged in some way. Yesterday it felt so easy to expand, flow, and move towards the nourishment. Today, we notice the contrast, the contraction, the titration of the love light. We can't keep expanding, or we will burst! Thus, we are reminded to move towards the essentials today on this day of contraction and effort, Saturn's day. In the smorgasbord of life, we still have to pick and choose what we put on our plate. (Hint: it will be the mental body that brings the contraction! Track it.)
Sunday, February 8th
Today's Intention: Awaken from your deep slumber.
Yesterday's theme persists today and we continue to work with the light, with themes of awakening, trusting the light to show us the way in some new and different ways. Remember the Sun is now in Dhanishta, and the Vasus are here to assist us with increasing our light. Approaching your needs, your issues, your concerns, in a different way will provide useful, as well as your persistence and willingness. There is nourishment to be had today, nourishment from the light within. It will come in filtered doses, as though you are wearing your sunglasses, instead of squinting to see. The filtering can be useful and even help you truly see what you're looking at. Rahu can be that filter today- forcing the issues at hand, while keeping you from fully seeing, simultaneously. It's the mental body, Mercury, that you must delve into and track. Track its movements, its dances with shadow and light. These will be old steps, familiar ground, but there's something you're missing still. Be willing to keep looking within and shining your light into your own darkness. Then you can see what is holding you back.
Moon shifts into Chitra nakshatra at 21:55 PST, letting Vishva Karma help us take more intentional action steps.
Monday, February 9th
Moon transits Chitra nakshatra, and the divine architect, Vishva Karma burst onto the scene. Suddenly action steps appear and we are building our staircase to heaven! Today, necessary action steps are clear, focused, more refined. Get stepping!
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