This Week's Intention: Move into the receptive, the sacred pause, the inner listening. Align with your yes- the one that accepts support, resources, new possibilities, more guidance. Drop your arms. Identify all the places within you that resist the nourishment you need.
The struggle is real, honor it, but use it to heal and transform, rather than staying stuck.
The week begins on the tail end of a full Moon weekend. Moon continues through its debilitation sign, offering remnants of the Scorpio full Moon. Deeper receptivity is available in this waning cycle, let this be an intention as the days get darker and turn more inward with the waning Moon. Mercury is now direct, though Saturn and Mars continue in retrograde motion causing challenges with stops, starts, frustrations and confusion with actions and pauses. Jupiter and Rahu continue to track each other closely in Leo, only a few degrees apart- causing conflicts with spiritual matters, authority, teachers and leadership matters, as well as power and passion. Additionally, Sun and Venus move together, combust, through the sign of Taurus. The heat is on! A purification process is taking place within you. Honor this clarifying process with rest, pause and attention to your receptive self. Whatever the challenge, the answer is healing your inner conflicts, the battle within. Gather the resources you need to create new pathways of healing.
Monday, May 23rd
Moon in 2nd tithi
Moon continues through Jyestha until noon. Let your morning be simple and clarify what you need for mental stamina this week. Write to-do lists, clarify and organize. Let meditation and nature be your morning resources in order to set the tone for the week to come. As Moon leaps to Mula midday, Nirrti arrives with her chaos and confusion. She is adharma, against dharma, meaning she can provoke challenges that will derail your best efforts for success. Often there is a silver lining and a spiritual purpose for this challenge and calamity, but it can also instigate the addiction to chaos that comes with systemic overwhelm, over stimulation and over attachment to the pain body. Mula nakshatra is a sharp and dreadful nakshatra (Tikshna) which means that strong actions will be supported, while gentle and soft actions will not. Whenever Mula arrives, it is a powerful opportunity to identify how you work with chaos in your life. Do you resist it? Get sucked in? Or do you find the center, where your stability and support is? Today, get embodied. Find your grounding cord. Align with your center.
Tuesday, May 24th
Moon in 3rd tithi
The majority of the day, Moon continues through Mula nakshatra. It's important to keep grounding and landing in your body, connecting to your core wisdom. Continue to notice your relationship with the chaos. Early afternoon, Moon shifts to the 2nd constellation within Sagittarius. As Moon moves into PurvaAshada nakshatra, the water goddess, Apas, arrives with her watery ways. There is extra receptivity available as a result. How do you use this? Ruling planet of this nakshatra is the water planet Venus, who is currently in combustion with the Sun. Even with the extra water today, notice the heat, agitation, fire, provoking conflict. Pause, land in the creative flow, honor the wisdom of slow movement and your watery inner landscape.
Wednesday, May 25th
Moon in 4th tithi
PurvaAshada continues to share its watery wisdom the majority of the day. Venus and water goddess, Apas, rule this constellation. Flow, fluidity and movement continue to be resources for the day. Water moves- whether gently or harshly. She reminds us to move the inner waters and keep the emotional body in transformation. Where are you resisting the flow? Resisting your emotional body waters, your creative power? As Moon shifts into the latter half of this constellation late afternoon, the Vishvadevas bring their support with UttaraAshada. Nobility and right conduct are the orientation of this star. There is dharmic support here when you align with your inner knowing. When you by-pass this inner intelligence, you will miss the messages. Sometimes when you think you're doing something right, you're still not listening. Inner wisdom is not about the "should" or "have to" or the "supposed to". Listen to that part of you that says stop, slow down, the part that knows what changes to make.
Just before midnight, Moon moves to Capricorn, receiving Saturn's structured gaze. The Moon will feel this pressure in the coming days. Honor Saturn's need for slow, steady steps. Honor challenges as warning signs that you need to make adjustments, changes and find new resources.
Thursday, May 26th
Moon in 5th tithi
Moon moves through Capricorn and UttaraAshada until late morning when it arrives in the sacred 28th nakshatra, Abhijit. This is a time to attend to spirit and the needs of your spiritual body. Meditate, spend time in nature, set intentions for the days and weeks to come. Stay connected to your inner realms and be in the receptive. This portal lasts until early evening. Use this day to align with your spiritual center and choose your actions accordingly. Moon shifts to Sravana as the Abhijit portal closes, ushering in the wisdom of Vishnu and his expansive, dharmic awareness. Vishnu and Sravana will deepen your ability to hear, listen and absorb wisdom through the ears. Vishnu is connected to Akasha, space. He is omnipresent and flows through you and around you, allowing you to sense, feel and hear spiritual guidance. Trust your inner compass and let it guide you. Listen carefully.
Friday, May 27th
Moon in 6th tithi
Today offers strong feelings and a connection to your emotional body wisdom- if you listen and honor the messages. As Moon continues through Sravana, a Moon ruled nakshatra, your feelings will be enlivened. The 6th tithi (Moon phase) is ruled by Venus, another layer of your feeling body. Creativity and your ability to manifest, require that you are aligned with your feelings properly. If you block them or resist, your creative powers will be suppressed as well. Are you in right-relationship with your emotional body wisdom? You'll know by the way you respond to the waves. Be present to what arrives. Use this to guide you into action. As Moon shifts to Dhanishta nakshatra early evening, the Vasu Devas bring their light, shining and jyoti. They want you to shine- from the inside out. What is keeping you from shining your brightest? What part of you says no to being seen, noticed, acknowledged, accepted and fully able to love yourself?
Saturday, May 28th
Moon in 7th tithi
Mid morning, Moon arrives in Aquarius, the domain of Saturn and Rahu. Moon will be conjunct Ketu in the coming days, while receiving drishti from Jupiter, Rahu and Mars. There's pressure, heat and wisdom available. Can you sift through the shadow in order to find the light? Moon moves through the territory of the Vasu Devas today, bringing light, shine and illumination. The Vasu Devas support being seen and they shed light on things- both internally and externally. They like to declare and proclaim, shout from the mountain tops and have their revelations be heard. They like to be in the light and as a result they want to be seen and acknowledged. This illumination and witnessing is yours if you move towards your truth and inner power. You are an attractive, powerful force. What is standing in the way of your full illumination- being seen and witnessed as a powerful force of truth, light and authority? What is keeping you from your dharmic path, from wealth and ending the struggle with your destiny?
Early evening, Moon shifts to Satabisha nakshatra. Honor your health and inner needs. Ruling deity Varuna sees all. He brings punishment through challenges when you don't honor your body wisdom. He forces you to align with Natural Law and reminds us that prevention is the best medicine.
Sunday, May 29th
Moon in 8th tithi
Moon continues through Satabisha today until mid afternoon. Spend the first part of your day, clarifying and clearing, attending to health and healing needs. Ruling god of Satabisha is Varuna, who is considered the king of kings, ruler of Nature's Laws, cycles and rhythms. He keeps order in the universe and sees all mistakes, misalignment and misdeeds. He has immense, vast knowledge and awareness which is his offering today. Do you stay in the critic or invite in a more full vision of truth and right? Where are you resisting parts of yourself and others and staying limited in your site? Let go and release as Moon conjuncts Ketu today. Once Moon moves to Purvabhadra Nakshatra, a need for balance emerges between inner and outer. Ajaikapada, a form of Nataraja, brings presence to both realms- heaven and spirit, as well as earth and human. How can you integrate and land on both feet?
Monday, May 30th
Moon in 9th tithi
Start your week with the theme of balance, integration and embodiment. Keep landing within and honor the parts of yourself that are in conflict, confusion, disoriented. Part of you is moving forward, but the rest of you is resistant to the change. Part of you is in the body, the other part of you is trying to jump out. As Moon continues through Ajaikapada's domain, staying grounded is imperative. What grounds you? What reminds you that you have arrived within? That you are present to your being? Reach in, move within, land within your inner landscape. As Moon shifts to Uttarabhadrapada early afternoon, Ahirbudhnya arrives with depth, introspection and a call to the inner wisdom that lives inside you. Dive deeply into your inner terrain and find the places that are keeping you from wholeness, empowerment and strength. Ruling planet of this constellation is Saturn. His placement in Scorpio right now will certainly support your deep, inner exploration, but you'll have to lean into the resistance that blocks your path.
* All timing is in Mountain Daylight Time- one hour ahead of Pacific Time, one hour behind Central Time and two hours behind Eastern Time.
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