This Week's Intention: Move closer to your silent center. Integrate
and align opposing forces. Take your power back.
The week begins with an inward Moon moving into emptiness and Mercury shifting into Sagittarius and Mula nakshatra. We are catapulted into deep mental body uprooting. Prepare for sudden release. A Scorpio New Moon arrives early Tuesday morning, shifting us towards deep, inner transformation, as well as awakening new understandings and realizations. The weeks and months ahead are intensely destabilizing. (I'll share more about this in a separate article). Do all that you can to ground, root and get embodied. As you are forced to let go of old parts of yourself- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually- come back to your source. Body and breath are the places to land, to resource from. These are the instruments of the "now" and they can bring you back Home every time you are disconnected.
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Monday, November 28th
Moon in 15th tithi
Moon arrives in Scorpio just as Monday begins. This is the day of Moon and we are also on the edge of the new Moon as well. Scorpio is the sign of debilitation for the Moon, which requests an even deeper and introspective new Moon to arrive. The emotional waves will be strong, so bring your attention to the emotional body very intentionally right now. Late morning, Moon moves into Anuradha nakshatra, conjoining the Sun and awakening the conjunction of Saturn and Mercury as well. There is an emptiness occurring with body, mind and emotions right now. Seek resources to support the release, while grounding and stabilizing your self for maximum integration to take place with this process. Anuradha is Mitra's nakshatra. He is an Aditya- which means he offers resources. His gifts come through friendship and alliances. Through companionship and allies, Mitra supports expansion and increases through your connections. Often Anuradha will bring the experience of being in the right place at the right time and resources from well connected friendships. Reach out and align with your friends for maximum gain. Notice where you are staying small, dis-empowered and resistant to connection.
Late morning Mercury moves to a new sign. Just as the month comes to a close, Mercury transits into Sagittarius and into Mula nakshatra for an extended stay on November 28th. An exchange between Jupiter and Mercury is triggered (Mercury transiting a Jupiter ruled sign, while Jupiter transits a Mercury ruled sign). This can give an lift to the mind, however Rahu also gives his drishti (gaze) to Mercury, clouding judgment and increasing uncertainty. The entire Mercury transit will last until February 3rd, an unusually lengthy dance of forward and backwards for this swift moving planet. Mercury will retrograde on December 19th for roughly three weeks, until January 8th. This prolongs his stay in the fiery sign of Sagittarius, who is fortunately a friend. Retrograde planets increase the strength of the planet and its indications, expressing themselves more as the nodes do- with excess, confusion and intensity.
Read more about Mercury in Sagittarius
Tuesday, November 29th
Moon in 1st tithi
New Moon is early Tuesday morning while Moon transits its debilitation sign, Scorpio, and Anuradha nakshatra. Moon is debilitated and sits with Sun and Saturn in the sign of depth, transformation and the occult, hidden realms. Debilitated Moon turns your attention inward, softens the expression of the Moon and the flavor of Scorpio, while requesting your deep contemplation. This coming waxing cycle brings changes in creativity and courage, while the passion of the heart strengthens and awakens convictions and empowerment.
Just as the month comes to a close, the Moon empties. The emotional waves will be strong, so bring your attention to the emotional body very intentionally right now. Once the new Moon arrives in Anuradha nakshatra, conjoining the Sun, it will also awaken the conjunction of Saturn as well. Mercury has just landed in Sagittarius and Mula nakshatra. Saturn plays a strong role in the upcoming cycle. Attend to grief very diligently.
Read more about the Scorpio New Moon
Around noon, Moon moves to Jyeshtha nakshatra, Indra's domain. As king of the gods, he commands attention and power- particularly with the mind and senses. Moon shifts into close conjunction with Saturn, which will squeeze the emotional and mental bodies, allowing grief, pain and pressures to rise to the surface. Indra is the ruler of the senses, which support the essence of soma (nourishment) within the physiology. There is great sensitivity here as well. Over-stimulation can occur easily today. Keep things simple. Stay close to the body and breath. Create healthy boundaries so that you are not pulled out of your roots. Mercury rules this nakshatra and is currently transiting the gandanta (gap) between Scorpio and Sagittarius in Mula nakshatra. The mind is being unraveled right now. Look and listen closely and support this release process.
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Wednesday, November 30th
Moon in 2nd tithi
Just as Wednesday begins, Moon moves into exact conjunction with Saturn, supporting the release of grief, emotion and inner stagnation. Pay close attention today as the release of mind and emotions takes place. Moon shifts away from Saturn, moving to the edge of Scorpio midday. Early afternoon, Moon arrives in Sagittarius and Mula nakshatra, joining Mercury here in the gandanta (gap) between water (Scorpio) and fire (Sagittarius). These gaps are particularly challenging and provocative, inducing deep uprooting and upheaval as knots within the psyche are pulled up to the surface, to the light. Pain comes through awareness, but can then be released so that a more authentic alignment with Self can take place. Mind and emotions are going through a very deep cleaning and clearing process today. Stay close to the feelings emerging and keep both mind and body moving. The medicine is to land in the body and use it as a tool for grounding in the present moment without getting lost in the past or the future. One breath at a time. One step at a time. Keep things very simple right now.
Thursday, December 1st
Moon in 3rd tithi
Moon continues to wax, entering the third phase (tithi) today, which is ruled by Vishnu, god of sustaining and dharma. Today is heavily influenced by Mula nakshatra and the mental/emotional body uprooting taking place. Rahu gives his gaze to Mercury, Moon, and Venus, as these three planets transit Sagittarius. There is a conflict between purity and illusion taking place. Can you discern truth or are you stuck in the fog? This is an ideal time to come back to your intentions, truths and dharma. Mula is responsible for adharma, that which is against dharma. The dark goddess, Nirrti will pull you from your path through chaos, calamity and misfortune, as well as confusion and uncertainty. Your clarity will be replaced with confusion and doubt. Ask for a mirror of truth if you forget. Seek resources, support, guidance and relationships that can remind you of your truth and light when you can't remember. This is not a time to isolate or neglect your purpose. In fact, this is a time to step into your purpose more fully. Do not stray from your path. Affirm it. Early evening, Moon arrives in PurvaAshada nakshatra. Apas, the water goddess, increases powerful flow and cleansing. Continue to support the release, movement and change taking place within your emotional body.
Friday, December 2nd
Moon in 4th tithi
Moon moves through PurvaAshada nakshatra today, inspiring the cleansing forces of Apas, the water goddess. There is deep feeling, searching and purification possible. Support the release and letting go taking place within your inner waters. This is a Venus ruled nakshatra and Venus shifts into Capricorn mid morning. Venus is vulnerable in the coming days, increasing sensitivity with relationships, creativity, health and vitality. Be generous with your self care and go slowly to prevent challenges within. Late in the day, Moon moves to the latter half of the Ashada constellation, UttaraAshada. A certain strength with right action arrives. Are you aligned with your true purpose? How can you clarify your driving forces? Your intention.
Exalted Mars shifts to Dhanishta nakshatra today and the Vasu Devas bring increased light and awareness with them. This nakshatra provides more jyoti (light), through visibility, being seen, noticed and witnessed. There is a desire to shine and increase ones visibility in the coming days. The light of the Vasu Devas supports this, but be sure you are rooted in right action and dharma. Wealth and prosperity can arrive with Dhanishta, or greed and excess drive to succeed at all costs. Stay connected to your creative spirit and align with your heart wisdom in the coming days. Truth and light will guide you if you can stay close to your empowered dharmic path.
Sun also shifts into a new nakshatra today. As he arrives in the last nakshatra of Scorpio, Jyeshtha, he also collides with Saturn. Neither are fond of eachother as their natural energies oppose eachother. The coming days may feel a little more heavy- especially for mind and body. Indra rules this pada of Scorpio which indicates a certain tenacity. Jyeshtha is notorious for its sharp mental body capacity. The mind may feel heavy in the coming days and more burdened. It is also a great time for more meditation, EFT (tapping), and anything that can loosen the grip of the mind and old mental body stories. Don't get stuck in your old personal mythology. Watch it come to the surface, the light, and keep it moving.
Venus arrives in Capricorn at 05:53 am MST, joining exalted Mars here. Jupiter gives his gaze from Virgo, supporting some extra benevolence and communication. Without Rahu's drishti (gaze) on Venus, there will be more clarity, focus and strength with relationships, comforts, ease and grace. Mars and Venus are a dynamic pair, often bringing great courage with co-creation and connection. This 25 day transit of Venus will bring more creative courage and dynamism with hands, the arts, expression and connection. The first 10 days of this transit may increase challenges with the same- especially relationships. Watch the tone of your self expression and try to stay rooted in compassion and loving-kindness. Even if there seems to be aggression coming towards you. You may notice confusion in the coming days between thoughts and feelings, mind and emotions. Try to clarify which body is driving the big waves.
Read more about Venus in Capricorn
Saturday, December 3rd
Moon in 5th tithi
Moon continues through UttaraAshada but moves into Capricorn just as Saturday begins. Moon joins Venus and exalted Mars in this hard working earth sign. All three planets receive gaze from the expansion of Jupiter and the contraction of Saturn. Currently an exchange of signs is taking place between Mars in Capricorn (ruled by Saturn) and Saturn in Scorpio (ruled by Mars), causing tensions and frustrations as well as determination, extreme focus and action oriented behavior. Early afternoon, Moon shifts into the sacred 28th nakshatra, enlivening spiritual potential and connection. This portal stays open until late evening. Use today for sacred steps and deep intention. Meditate, stay close to nature, body and breath. Use this time to reconnect and align. Moon moves to Shravana nakshatra, closing out the day. Vishnu and his dharmic wisdom supports the integration of your Spirit today. Lean in closer and listen.
Sunday, December 4th
Moon in 6th tithi
Moon continues to travel through Vishnu's domain in Sravana nakshatra today. There is expansion, clarity and purpose arriving with dharma and right action. Allow your ideas and thoughts to change. Let your inner wisdom take the lead. Focus on aligning with your truth, light and passions. What is your biggest super power? Use it.
Jupiter shifts into a Chitra nakshatra today where he will stay until he retrogrades back into Hasta mid April. Chitra is ruled by Vishvakarma and his creative and powerful activation. Vishvakarma is called the divine architect because he created the entire zodiac, as well as a thousand arts- from ornaments, jewelry and painting, to clothing, machines and construction. He brings ideas into form and makes them tangible. Mars rules this constellation and will influence Jupiter greatly in the coming months. Right now Mars is exalted in Capricorn, which increases drive, determination, action and warrior type behaviors. This can also increase the idealism of Jupiter in Virgo, creating overly perfectionistic tendencies and increased puritanical dogmas. Temper extremes and soften the ego. The medicine for this behavior is your compassion and loving-kindness. Use it on yourself and others.
Monday, December 5th
Moon in 7th tithi
Moon shifts to Dhanishta nakshatra just before Monday begins, joining Mars in this constellation as well. The eight Vasu Devas rule this portion of the sky, bringing to light desires, dreams and ambitions. Wealth is a gift of the Vasus, one of the many resources supported by the manifestation powers of these Devas. As ideas awaken into action, resources and wealth arrive as well. The Vasu Devas bring the light (jyoti) so look for flickers of insight, wisdom and ideas through sudden flashes of awareness today.
Sun moves into closer conjunction with Saturn this week, deepening the release of grief around masculinity, ego, spirit and physical body. Attend to your shadow with rigor and intention right now. As we near the still point of the year, Winter Solstice, there is a deep emptying taking place on all levels of your being. Support this process of gentleness and ease through intentionally moving closer to your inner realms.
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