This Week's Intention: Find the places within you that resist the process of letting go. Your ability to be nourished in life requires that you make space for the new. Where do you need more space within- in order to hold that which you desire? Manifestation requires that you deepen your relationship with your emotional body, that you can feel when you are nourished and satisfied. Honor these moments.
The week begins with Moon shifting into Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac- sparking endings, release and closure. A waning Moon and new Moon later this week, provoke deep introspection and strong potential. Sun and Venus continue their combustion, causing heat, friction and tension with feelings and body, as well as passion with spirit and connections. Relationships, finances, creativity and comfort continue to be challenging. The stop and start energy of retrograde Saturn and Mars offer opportunities for slow, steady steps. Watch carefully where you're forcing or pushing as there will be increased challenges as a result. Spiritual and material conflicts continue as well with Rahu and Jupiter still in close degrees. Notice where you are misaligned with your human and spiritual needs. Where are you confused and overwhelmed? It's time to clarify and let go of who and what is not serving your path. The clearer you are, the more clearly you can receive.
Monday, May 30th
Moon in 9th & 10th tithi
Navami to Dashami
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. Moon moves to Pisces late morning, but 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.
Tuesday, May 31st
Moon in 10th & 11th tithi
Dashami to Ekadashi
Moon continues through the latter half of the Bhadrapada constellation until midday. Spend the first half of your day moving within, reaching into your depths, harvesting inner pearls. As Moon shifts to the final nakshatra of the zodiac, Revati, a certain nourishment is needed to find your way forward. What sustains your path and purpose? What needs do you have for reaching your goals and arriving at your end results? Release and let go of stories, mental body programing and limiting beliefs keeping you locked in struggle and suffering. Life can be easier. Are you resisting the ease as well? Gather the resources you need to move towards gentle, support, guidance and inner stability.
Wednesday, June 1st
Moon in 11th and 12th tithi
Ekadashi to Dvadashi
Just before noon, Moon arrives in Aries, bringing beginnings, fresh starts and new steps. The leap from Pisces (water) to Aries (fire) is often challenging for the sensitive Moon. You may notice extra emotions as a result- from tears to anger. Moon joins Mercury in Aries, while both Jupiter and Rahu give their gaze. Emotions and mind struggle to find peace and calm in the coming days, while Rahu gives confusion, overwhelm and uncertainty. Jupiter can act as a buffer and may add some softening, however he is currently transiting a Venus ruled nakshatra, while transiting a Sun ruled sign. Both Venus and Sun are in a heated battle currently. You may experience this as tension between human and spiritual desires. While confusion and conflict with masculine and feminine energies increases inner conflict as well. Ride the waves thoughtfully. Stay out of the stories and land in the body and its wisdom as much as you can. Notice when your mental body is dragging you through the mud. Rejuvenation and release will be necessary today. Spend time relaxing, using healing treatments and with spiritual resources. How can you release whatever feels too heavy to carry forth?
Thursday, June 2nd
Moon in 13th tithi
Late morning, Moon shifts to Bharani nakshatra, a Venus ruled constellation with the severity of Yama. Transformation comes with this star through both life and death, endings and beginnings, loss and gain. What are you awakening to and allowing to birth from your efforts? What needs to be let go and released in order for you to have space for the new? If there are challenges, you must take an honest look at where you're resisting or refusing to heal and transform blockages within. Part of you is saying yes, but there's a part of you saying no as well. Get honest about the needs hidden in your desires. Moon and Mercury collide today in Yama's nakshatra of restraint. Clarify mental and emotional body differences and how they interplay. The mind stirs the emotions, the emotions can stir the mind. The safe zone is your body. Land in sensation and avoid the overwhelm of the choppy waters.
Friday, June 3rd
Moon in 14th tithi
Moon begins to separate from Mercury mid morning, moving into Krittika nakshatra, the domain of Agni. Sun rules this star, which amplifies the heat of the fire god, Agni, while increasing transformation and purification. Currently, Venus and Sun are in a heated battle, one that is closely connected to purifying and releasing toxicity, excess, obstacles and blockages that keep you from feeling comfort and support. Where are you resisting and refusing to receive the nourishment you need? Your desires intensify, yet the other half of you is in strong resistance. Your job is to find all the obstacles and blockages keeping you from getting the resources that you need. Transformation is vital at this time. Are you even resisting this need for change? Moon joins Venus and Sun in Taurus midday, while moving through its exaltation degrees. The emotional body is at high tide, even though it is dark, empty and sensitive. Honor your emotional body with diligence.
Moon is almost completely empty. Potential and possibility abound! What seeds are you planting? What seeds are you afraid to plant? What seeds do you wish you could plant, but are still playing small instead? Your resistance to your greatness is keeping you in the dark.
Saturday, June 4th
Moon in 15th tithi
Moon moves into exact conjunction with Sun and Venus early morning, shifting into Rohini nakshatra. This highly creative nakshatra is a potent manifestation resource if you know how to use your inner Creative Intelligence properly. Lord Brahma and his feminine counterpart Saraswati, rule this domain, creating and supporting manifestation, bringing desires into form. Deep feelings and intense emotions are also possible as a result of the Moon ruling this constellation. After all, feelings and emotions are potent manifestation resources. How do you use your Creative Intelligence? Attend diligently to your inner waters at this time. It will be easy to misdirect your energy with the excessive emotional energy. The Moon is fragile however, so honor this inward time. Don't burn out your life force energy with too much externalized effort.
New Moon is at 21:00 while the Moon is in Taurus, it's exaltation sign. Moon will be in strong degrees, in Rohini nakshatra at the time of the New Moon on June 4th. There will be confusion between inner and outer in the cycle to come, so finding balance between external needs and internal needs will be important for the first half of the month. At the time of the new Moon, Sun, Moon and Venus are all in exact degrees, placed in the highly creative Moon-ruled nakshatra, Rohini. All three planets receive direct gaze from retrograde Saturn and Mars, adding pressure and heat to the mix. There is a deep purification process happening with relationships, money, comfort and support in this waxing cycle. Clarify what you are creating, burn away what doesn't serve or honor your needs, turn the discomfort into resource for inner and outer change.
Read more about the New Moon and Waxing Moon Cycle in my Moon Wisdom.
Sunday, June 5th
Moon in 1st tithi
Moon shifts to Mrigashirsha nakshatra just as Sunday begins. This is a nakshatra ruled by Soma, the divine nectar personified as the Moon. Mars rules this nakshatra, which brings much movement and action. Its symbol is a deer head with antlers. A deer is flighty, constantly in motion, covering new ground. Its antlers continue to grow, branch out, extend, then they fall off and the process begins again. This is the story of Mrigashirsha- always changing, reaching, growing and extending. Part of you is really ready to take the leap. The rest of you is dragging its heels and resisting the process of change. What does this part of you need in order to feel safe enough to move forward?
Midday Moon shifts to Gemini increasing the fickle nature of this nakshatra. Tension and confusion may arrive with anger or frustration as Mars gives his gaze to the Moon now. Slow, gentle, methodical steps. Pause, breathe, repeat.
Just before midnight, Moon moves into the sharp and dreadful (Tikshna) nakshatra, Ardra. The power of Rudra may prevent sleep as he stirs your emotional body. Get to be early and calm your emotions with gentleness and self care.
Monday, June 6th
Moon in 2nd tithi
The week begins with the intense energy of Ardra just as Moon begins its waxing cycle. The emotional body is still fragile, inward and sensitive. Moon moves through Gemini, while its ruling planet Mercury moves to the edge of Aries. The mind and emotions are delicate today and Ardra's ferocity may provoke unpredictable emotional outbursts from you and from others. Passions are high, confusion is strong, overwhelm is present. Do you choose to land in the storm or in the eye of it. You get to use your power with freewill. How do you use your inner strength? Before midnight, Moon shifts to Aditi's domain- offering nourishment, resources and softer, gentler steps. Where do you feel this sense of support in your body. Keep landing back here again and again.
* 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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