The May full Moon arrives on the 10th at 15:42 Mountain Time, while Moon transits Libra and the constellation of Vishaka. This portion of the sky is rooted in alliances, partnerships and building connections. The understanding that nothing is accomplished alone, without the help of support, guidance and others who share resources with you. Use this theme in the coming waning cycle to integrate and balance opposing forces.
This full Moon is harmonizing as well as celebratory. It is Buddha Jayanti (also called Buddha Purnima), the celebration of Lord Buddhas birthday. Auspiciously, the celebration falls on a Wednesday this year, day of Mercury, the mind. May Lord Buddha's strength in mind and liberation of being ignite within us! Jai Buddha!
Indragni rules Vishaka nakshatra- which expresses duality and a certain pluralism. Indra is the king, while Agni is the priest. Each entity brings a necessary element to the relationship, offering an inter-reliance or inter-dependence with each other. The king needs the wisdom and spiritual resources of the priest in order to align with deeper truth and power. The priest needs the physical and financial support and resources from the king in order to serve and deepen his wisdom. Thus both rely on each other for growth and dharma.
Notice this dynamic at play within you, your life and relationships. Where are you noticing a duality or polarization? What conflicts are at play between your opposing forces? Where are you needing more integration, balance and harmony?
At the time of the full Moon and moving into the waning Moon cycle, Venus is still exalted in Pisces, while Sun continues to exalt in Aries until the 14th. Jupiter is retrograde in Venus until June 9th, while Saturn will remain retrograde until August 25th- shifting back into Scorpio on June 21st.
Three gandantas remain open until May 22nd when Mercury moves to Bharani nakshatra. Until then, three gaps of deep uprooting are taking place. These junction points between fire and water bring big changes especially on the psycho-emotional body levels. So much is in flux and change right now. It may feel challenging to find grounding, connection and a sense of rooting. The medicine for this time is deep embodiment, very slow gentle steps and extra listening and landing within.
Moon in Libra is uncomfortable- there's too much movement and change, uncertainty and vacillation in this sign. As a result, the Moon feels unstable and ungrounded. Notice in the coming weeks how emotions shift constantly, confusion emerges suddenly and overwhelm sets in all too easily. There will be a strong need to ground, land and integrate opposing forces, polarities and conflicts- inner and outer. Identify these polarities and ask them to give you more information. What do each of these opposing forces need? What are they really asking you for?
Lean in and listen. Pause and check. Ask your body wisdom to support and stabilize your inner knowing. Don't rush, push or force outcomes. Right now, it's essential to dance with the opposing forces, the new ground emerging. Find your new inner balance, your new set point for integration and harmony. Don't rush this.
Read more about integrating polarities and finding yoga, union, with opposing forces.
More support for integrating and harmonizing your polarities:
1) Identify the polarities at play within you and your life. Make two distinct lists. What are the challenges? The resources? What is working? Not working? Name each category and identify the themes of each polarity that is arriving.
2) Create two images. One image is your challenge image. The other image is your resource image. Spend 10-20 minutes creating each image. Use craypas, paints, pens, collage or any medium that speaks to you. Title each image separately. Then ask each image to give you their message.
If this image could speak, what would it say to you?
3) Harvest from each image. Answer these questions for each image separately.
I am, I want, I need
What is your learning? What have you harvested from this process? What does each part of you need?
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