This Week's Intention: Go slow and be patient with yourself. The coming days require your deep presence and holding. Your emotional body will be sharing very potent needs with you. Are you listening?
It's a full Moon week, which occurs with a penumbral lunar eclipse. The eclipse portal is closing, which means it will be intensifying themes and needs enlivened during this cycle. The emotional body waves will be extra strong, starting on Monday- day of Moon. Multiple planetary transits happen late in the week, stirring change and transition on multiple levels. The coming days require strong self care. Navigate your volatile inner landscape with tenderness, patience and presence. Go slow.
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Monday, September 12th
Moon in 11th tithi
The week begins with Moon moving through UttaraAshada, shifting into Capricorn mid morning. Jupiter and Saturn give their gaze, requesting steady, consistent steps with attention to sadness, loss and grief in the coming days, as well as hard work and integration. Sun and Mercury are in exact conjunction today. The mind is hot and sharp. Stay cool. The Vishvadevas rule this constellation, requesting powerful actions and choices that align with your higher purpose. They provide the tenants for good character, integrity and nobility. The Vishva devas insist on dharmic action and will not settle for anything less. Where are you aligned with your dharmic path? Where are you misaligned? What adjustments need to be made? Early evening, Moon passes through the sacred nakshatra, Abhijit, opening a portal into the spirit world. This is a sacred time of connecting to higher forces and inner realms. The door is open until just after midnight. Pause, check in, meditate, spend time in nature. Connect with your dharmic truth and inner power. Say yes to your inner wisdom by showing up in presence.
Tuesday, September 13th
Moon in 12th tithi
Moon transits Sravana, Vishnu's domain, bringing expansion, opening and awakening. Vishnu expresses the sustaining quality of the universe, which connects to dharma. Saturn and Jupiter continue to give their gaze to the Moon, bringing a certain pressure and expansion to the emotional body. Sun and Mercury continue in close conjunction. Keep the mind and body moving today. Feel your emotional body, but let the waves flow out and through. What is the need underneath the emotion? What is working? What is not? Gather your resources of support and nourishment. What brings you inner stability? Just before midnight, Moon shifts to Dhanishta nakshatra, the realm of the Vasudevas. Find your inner light source.
Wednesday, September 14th
Moon in 13th tithi
Moon transits the domain of the Vasudevas today, moving through Dhanishta nakshatra. The Moon is expanding and filling, bringing the emotional body to the surface, requiring your diligence and presence. Just before noon, Moon shifts into Aquarius, asking for integration and unification. The challenge becomes how to unite your separateness, the illusion that you are not whole. Moon conjuncts Ketu here and will be cracked open, liberated, in the coming days, while Mars gives his warrior gaze. Expect an emotional body release. Simultaneously, Rahu, Sun and retrograde Mercury give their direct gaze, putting pressure, heat and shadow on the Moon. The Vasu devas only want your light to be seen, they want you to see your own light. What are you missing and where are you resisting receiving the nourishment of your life light? Who is reflecting this to you? What are you needing that you are not receiving? Your emotional body will be leading the way, offering answers, albeit through challenge. Listen carefully. Late evening, Moon moves to Satabisha nakshatra and the all-seeing, all-knowing gaze of Varuna stirs. Turn that gaze within.
Thursday, September 15th
Moon in 14th tithi
Moon transits Satabisha today, enlivening the watchful, attuned gaze of Varuna. He punishes misdeeds and lack of alignment with Natural Law. His request is balance and integration, respect and honoring the wisdom of Nature. When you are connected to Her rhythms and cycles, you are in sync with life force energy. Going against this wisdom- consciously or unconsciously- has consequences. Today requires slow attentiveness to your heart wisdom. Your inner knowing will lead the way. It will support your healing and fulfillment. This process requires presence, stillness and an attention to inner details that are often pushed past. Listen carefully today. Make space and take the time to connect within. Honor your emotional body messages. Ride the waves. Late evening, Moon shifts to Purvabhadra nakshatra, integration and balance are required. Hold both halves of yourself- sadness and joy.
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Friday, September 16th
Moon in 15th tithi
Moon moves through Purvabhadra, ushering in the full Moon today at 13:05 MDT. Just after Sun shifts into Virgo on September 16th, the full Moon in Pisces occurs with a penumbral lunar eclipse. This eclipse ends the unusually long eclipse portal that began on August 18th with an “almost” lunar eclipse. At the time of the full Moon (Purnima), the Moon has barely entered Pisces and will be under a degree- literally propping open the door between Aquarius and Pisces. This sandhi Moon is in very fragile and vulnerable territory, yet extremely spiritual as well.
The penumbral lunar eclipse on the 16th will be visible in much of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Western South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic and Antarctica. It will not touch North America. The eclipse will begin at 10:54 am MDT, ending at 14:53 MDT. The maximum eclipse will occur at 12:54 pm MDT. From a Vedic perspective, it is not advised to be outside during the eclipse. Stay covered if you have to be out and about- especially your head and eyes. As the eclipse portal comes to a close, a release process is taking place. This may take several more days or weeks to integrate fully.
Moon in Pisces and Purvabhadrapada nakshatra during the time of the full Moon amplifies themes of release and letting go during the coming waning cycle. Pisces correlates to the 12th house of the zodiac, the final bhava (house) of the jyotish chart, connected to endings, release, transformation and retreats. It is the house of marriage (a transformational process) and finality. The 12th house is also connected to the ancestors because it is a house of death, endings and release. The next step is the spirit world.
Read more about the September Full Moon and Penumbral Eclipse
Multiple back to back planetary changes occur mid September with Sun’s transit into Virgo starting the change process. On September 16th mid morning, only a few hours prior to the full Moon in Pisces, Sun moves out of its favorite sign and into Virgo. Sun won’t re-enter Leo for another year. The focus of the past few months on Leo and multiple planets moving through this fire sign, begins to shift towards Virgo and its earth based energy. Currently Jupiter is making his year long passage through Virgo, and Venus is finishing up its month long journey of debilitation here.
As Sun enters Virgo, Leo is on the horizon, which puts the Sun in the 2nd house of speech and communication. Themes of verbal mastery continue and the Sun illuminates this tendency. Speech and diplomacy are necessary in this coming cycle. Refine your speech and word choice. This impacts your relationships greatly. Relationship challenges will be mitigated by thoughtful and compassionate connections, words and honesty.
Read more about Sun in Virgo
Early evening, Moon shifts to the latter half of the Bhadra constellation, Uttarabhadra. The Moon is completing a full cycle around the zodiac. Endings and release are enlivened. Seek closer and attend to the process of letting go.
Saturday, September 17th
Moon in 1st tithi
Moon transits the final sign of the zodiac, Pisces, finishing up its passage through Ahirbudhinya's domain. Uttarabhadrapada encourages depth and excavation below the surface, so that you can bring the unseen and hidden parts of yourself to the conscious mind. Resources come with this inner work and the process of diving deeply into your inner terrain. Jupiter, debilitated Venus and Sun are looking at the Moon today. There is heat and water, passion and steam. The emotional body begs you to look at it, to dive into its depths. What pearls of wisdom can you harvest from your challenging, choppy waters? Sun is in young degrees today, having just moved into Virgo. Venus is at the edge of its debilitation sign, Virgo, strengthening its effects. Relationships, love, money and comforts will feel vulnerable and extra challenging right now. Mars is also at the edge of Scorpio, a deep feeling sign. Allow the emotional body to release. Attend to grief with diligence and skillfulness today. Late afternoon, Moon moves to Revati, the final constellation of the zodiac. Pushan gives nourishment and resources for those who continue to align with their path and purpose. Move and transform. Meditate and get embodied. Spend time in nature. Reset, re-charge, re-boot, release.
On the heels of the full Moon, Mars moves into Sagittarius after months of being in a tense, pressurized dance with Saturn in Scorpio. The tight conjunction of Saturn and Mars in Scorpio has been provoking tests, lessons and all out war, since Mars began his Scorpio transit late February of this year. He has since danced back into Libra and returned to Scorpio to finish off his tempestuous battle with his enemy, Saturn. Mars finally leaves Scorpio on September 17th, when most of us will finally get to take a long sigh of relief. This battle between opposing forces has occurred in the vulnerable sign of Scorpio, digging up your deepest, darkest and most challenging personal mythology.
As Mars moves into Sagittarius, he lands in the chaos inducing nakshatra, Mula. This is Nirrti’s domain, the goddess of adharma. Her job is to pull you off your dharmic path, provoking chaos, turmoil and challenges simultaneously.
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Sunday, September 18th
Moon in 2nd tithi
The first half of the day, Moon continues to allow closure and endings to take place as it moves through Revati and Pisces. A month long cycle around the zodiac finds completion today. Release is active, while openings and beginnings linger on the horizon. Early afternoon, Moon leaps into Aries and Ashwini nakshatra, jump starting fresh beginnings and openings. Rahu gives his gaze, sharing his shadowed intensity and strong desires. There is healing and rejuvenation available today if you can lean into resources and healing tools. The Ashwini Kumara twins support health and wellness through Ayurveda and the healing arts. They want you to align and attend to physical well being and harmony. Creativity and wellness are potent resources supported under this constellation. What are you using to integrate and find balance today?
Ending three days of back to back transits, Venus shifts to its mulitrikona sign, Libra, on September 18th. This cycle is relationship oriented and will ask you to address feelings and emotions connected to loss, separation, release and transformation. There is an uprooting process taking place that will require letting go of the old. What you let go impacts your sense of comfort and safety, as well as security. Are you clinging to outworn people, relationships and experiences because it feels safer then letting them go? It's imperative that you cut away the excess, the frivolous and the unnecessary. Clean, clear and purge your relationships and emotions so that you can create space for the new to enter. Refine your speech and communication so that you can speak more authentically and from a place that honors your feelings more fully. Speak powerfully from your heart.
Read more about Venus in Libra
Monday, September 19th
Moon in 3rd tithi
Moon continues to transit Aries, but shifts to Bharani nakshatra late Monday morning. Rahu shares his powerful desires and intense cravings with the emotional body. The closing of the eclipse portal continues, requesting integration, digestion and assimilation of the past weeks. What challenges have you encountered? What resources have arrived? As Moon moves to Bharani nakshatra late morning, Yama brings his transformational energy. He needs restraint and simplicity, without elaboration or excess. His powers enliven the death process- a process of release and ending, as well as opening and beginning. How are you attending to your inner transformation process? What support and holding do you need? What is missing and where do you need more resources and guidance? Change and transformation are awakened right now with three planets having just changed signs in the past three days and Moon beginning a new transit around the zodiac. What are you opening to? What are you closing to?
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