The April full Moon arrives on the 28th at 18:58 MT while Moon transits sidereal Libra and Swati nakshatra. Moon is conjunct retrograde Jupiter and receives gaze from exalted Sun. This expansive full Moon invites movement towards balance and integration in the coming weeks. Seek support, stability and integration within the body and relationships. Take steps towards goals, desires and dharmic action. What direction are you going? Be intentional with your actions and choices. Align with purpose and your dharmic path. Spend time honoring relationships and shine the light on your support systems. What do you need in order to feel more balanced, integrated and whole? Who or what is feeling really supportive right now? What is missing and needs to shift?
Swati nakshatra is ruled by the wind god, Vayu. He brings movement, strength and momentum. Whether small shifts, or big immense changes, Vayu inevitably offers something different. Where are you directing these winds of change in your life? What direction are your sails taking you in? Are you being conscious about your path or just going wherever the wind takes you?
Vayu is also connected to Prana, the life force energy and inner winds. If you do not direct the Prana within, your energy will be wasted unnecessarily. Honor your inner Vayu and direct this life force energy through yoga, movement, pranayama, proper diet and meditation. Balance rest and activity and don't deplete yourself. As a Rudra, Vayu offers immense strength and power. He is one of the eight Vasu Devas, or sources of illumination. Often Vayu will not support grounding, landing or stability as his nature is to move frequently and be like the air- always moving. Staying grounded under the influence of Vayu is a challenge and requires diligence and intention. Honor your emotions and don't neglect your feelings as Vayu can cool off the emotional body excessively. Your inner winds may be Vata aggravating in the cycle ahead. Land in the body and attend to your emotional body consistently.
In the cycle ahead, expand your reach and broaden your dreams and desires. Take bold action steps and reach out to new people. New actions and choices, will yield new and different results. Relationships become vital resources in the coming days. Let them teach you more about yourself and your needs. Get clear on what feels supportive, solid and safe. Expand what you believe is possible for yourself and your life. Where are you staying grounded, when you should be moving? Where are you moving, when you should be staying grounded? Seek balance, integration, the middle way. Identify where you are lost in binaries, polarities and right and wrong. Is there another way to see this situation? Is there another possible option beyond black and white mentality? Crack open your belief systems and ideologies. Expand your options. Seek help, resources and guidance for the journey and don't limit yourself. Love yourself and allow yourself to receive love and support from others.
Rahu has entered the sattvic and nourishing constellation of Pushya nakshatra (mean node calculations). He will be here until December of this year. Rahu amplifies and intensifies whatever he comes into contact with. Emotions have been bigger and more volatile since he entered Moon's sign of Cancer many months ago.
The shift out of Ashlesha and into Pushya will bring a softening and nourishing quality that has been missing in the emotional body. Pushya is a Laghu constellation, meaning light, graceful, easy and quick. This is a powerful contrast with the past many months of Ashlesha which is a Tikshna constellation- sharp and dreadful- especially impacting the mind.
Pushya nakshatra is ruled by the planet Saturn which expresses the need for contraction, structure and honoring your grief. Brihaspati is the ruling deity- a personification of the planet Jupiter. Jupiter brings expansion, benevolence, the wisdom and nourishment of a sattvic Guru. Thus, Pushya expresses the balance and integration that arrives when we honor both expansion and contraction. This is the wisdom of the emotional body, the journey of life and grief, the breath, cycles and rhythms of the Moon and nature.
In the coming months, honoring the emotional body is key. Clarify and release toxic, adharmic mental/emotional body stories, beliefs and choices. Seek balance, harmony, ease and gentleness. Honor lightness and simplicity. Not through bypassing the shadow, but in honoring the duality of life- both shadow and light. Honor your gurus, seek nourishing wisdom, guidance and support. Move towards grace, ease and simplicity.
Rahu in Pushya can support nourishing expansion- if the contraction and release qualities are also honored and acknowledged. What needs to be closed, released and let go of, in order to make space for more of what you want and need?
Notice where Cancer lives in your Jyotish chart. This is the area of your life that Rahu's transit through Pushya will support you. Set your intentions and clarify your desires for the coming months. This is a powerful time to gather more resources, support and guidance and deepen your self growth. What needs are surfacing? What support do you need for your journey right now?
Pelvis is our creative energy center, our fertility zone. Use this body part for the focus of your body part dance and notice the connection to spine (strength, flexibility) that it offers. Note how these two co-create and are essentially interrelated.
1) Spend 10-20 minutes moving the body any way that feels good to you. As you move, notice the impulse that sparks your movement. Keep tracking sensations in your pelvis and spine as you move. What do you notice? How does it feel?
2) Create an image of the feeling that emerged in your movement exploration. How did it feel? Spend 10-20 minutes creating an image of the feeling in your pelvis and spine. Use colors, images, shapes and textures to create your image. Use any art medium that inspires you. Title your image. Then ask it to share with you. If your image could speak to you, what would it say?
3) Harvest some insights from this process. In your journal, answer these questions from the perspective of your pelvis and spine image:
Where do I feel supported in my life?
Where do I need more support in my life?
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