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This Week's Intention: The body becomes a vital resource this week- for gaining support, stability and grounding. Inner waves will be choppy, extreme and overwhelming.
Get firmly embodied- so you can fully land in the "now".
Moon is waning, becoming new late in the week. The sacred Vedic celebration of Navaratri begins with the empty Moon, marking a powerful transition point between seasons. The Divine Mother is awakening within all of us- offering clearing, cutting and transformation. We are experiencing a powerful transition point. (More details below). As Moon moves past Rahu mid week, the Kala Sarpa yoga effects intensify. This will last for another two weeks, until Moon moves to the other side of Ketu and Aquarius. The dance of Kala Sarpa yoga continues until January. Expect extremes- highs and lows. It is a time of learning how to navigate choppy waters and find your inner shore. Please follow along as I share resources for working with grief and big emotions. Join my *free* class here.
Monday, September 26th
Moon in 12th tithi
Moon shifts to Ashlesha nakshatra just after Monday begins. The domain of Sarpa enlivens with depth and mysticism. Awakening is available, if you are willing to attend to your inner darkness and navigate challenging territory within. Growth and wisdom come from leaning into the unknown parts of yourself. What terrifies you, what provokes uncertainty and confusion? What resources and support do you need in order to feel more held and safe with your healing journey? There's an integration and harmony arriving with your mind and emotions. Activate and align with your polarities. Harness the wisdom from both the challenges and the resources that you are confronting. Sun is transiting Virgo right now and shifts into Hasta nakshatra early afternoon. This is the domain of Savitr, a resource for awakening, dawning and moving into the light. Find your inner light switch and turn it on. What do you see?
Tuesday, September 27th
Moon in 13th tithi
Early Tuesday morning, Moon leaps through the challenging gandanta (gap) between Cancer and Leo, landing in Magha nakshatra. This is a regal constellation, connected to the father and the ancestors specifically. There is leadership available here. Step into your power and use your strength for divine purpose. Moon joins Rahu and Mercury in Leo for the coming days. All three planets receive gaze from Ketu and Saturn. There is a need for release, but confusion about how to do so. Restriction and resistance co-mingle with sudden shifts and changes. Where are you gripping? Where are you allowing release? How can you keep landing in your body- in order to ground more firmly in the "now"?
Wednesday, September 28th
Moon in 14th tithi
Late morning, Moon moves into Purvaphalguni nakshatra, and into tight conjunction with Rahu. Bhaga is enlivened, the resource provider. He brings what you need, in order to feel the pleasure of life. Today, you may feel big abundance, or extreme lack- depending on your natal chart relationship with Venus and Rahu and Moon. The emotions will be shadowed and may feel extreme or volatile. Emotional body waves are stronger when Moon interacts with the karma nodes, Rahu and Ketu. As Moon crosses over Rahu today and to the other side of him, expect the emotional body to intensify. Once Moon moves to the inside of Rahu this afternoon, the effects of Kala Sarpa yoga return for the coming weeks. Highs and lows should be expected. Read more here. The Moon will be sandwiched in between Rahu and Mercury until Thursday, causing intensified mental and emotional body pressures. Sudden stops and starts may be experienced- especially with power, communication, finances and creativity. Ride the waves and find soft landing in your body. It is the only place to find the "now".
Jupiter is moving through his 13 month transit in Virgo and steps into Hasta nakshatra early morning. He will be in Hasta until the end of November. There is a powerful awakening possible right now. Lean into your light, wisdom and inner resources. This does not mean bypass the challenges, hardships or grief moving through you. It requires your deep authenticity, and presence with your whole range of being. Dedicate your efforts to awakening right now, bringing light (presence) to your darkness and bowing to it in deep reverence. Recite Gayatri Mantra for extra support in the coming weeks.
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Thursday, September 29th
Moon in 14th and 15th tithi
Chaturdasi and Amavasya
Mid morning, Moon moves to the latter half of the Phalguni constellation, where Aryaman resides. Family nourishment and support becomes a vital resource today, though may provide challenges simultaneously. What do you need to feel connected, supported, honored and loved? How can you get this need me for connection- in a nourishing way? Moon moves into Virgo early afternoon, joining Sun and Jupiter here. All three planets are outside of the gaze of the other planets, which may support some upliftment on the emotional body level. Allow yourself to expand into the light, love and gratitude within. Where do you feel this in your body wisdom? Land here. Do it again and again.
Friday, September 30th
Moon in 15th and 1st tithi
Amavasya and Pratipad
Late morning, Moon shifts into Hasta nakshatra, joining both Sun and Jupiter in this lunar constellation. Savitr is enlivened on multiple levels, bringing the possibility of awakening to the soul and emotional body. The new Moon is at 16:12 MDT, while Moon moves through Virgo and Hasta nakshatra. This constellation is ruled by the Moon, so the emotional body will be a primary resource in the coming waxing cycle. Your relationship with the Moon will directly impact the effects of your awakening process. Do not neglect, avoid or resist your inner waves. In fact, your enlightenment is intimately connected to your emotional body relationship. Do you lean in closer and ride the waves? Or do you push past these important inner messengers? I'm sharing powerful resources for helping you navigate your inner landscape right now. Join my free class.
Read More about the new Moon
As the Moon shifts into the first tithi early evening, the sacred ten day and night celebration of Shardiya Maha Navaratri begins. Nava means nine and ratri means night in Sanskrit. Each day and night of this powerful junction point, correlates to the epic battle between the goddess Sri Devi Mahatmyam and the demon Mahishasura. Maha Devi Mahatmyam is connected to both Durga and Shakti, powerful forms of divine feminine energy that awaken, clear, transform and heal. Sri Devi is understood to be the supreme creation power of the universe, the Tridevi, or triple goddess, as she expresses the creation, sustaining and destructive energies that perpetuate all forms of life. In the sacred text known as the Sri Devi Mahatmyam, composed between 400 and 600 CE, the many forms of the goddess are expressed. "She is presented, through a language of praise, as the one who dwells in all creatures, as the soul, as the power to know, the power to will and the power to act. She is consciousness of all living beings, she is intelligence, she is matter, and she is all that is form or emotion." - Via Wikipedia
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Saturday, October 1st
Moon in 1st tithi
The Moon is empty now and the Navaratri celebrations begin with three days and nights dedicated to Maha Durga. Savitr continues to bring his support until noon, when the Moon then shifts to Chitra nakshatra- Vishva Karma's domain. As the divine architect, he brings immense creativity, building, planning and resources. He awakens and enlivens action steps and plans. Mars rules this lunar constellation, yet the planet of fire and warrior action is currently transiting the challenging star, Mula, in Sagittarius. Confusion about action steps may arrive. Notice the nuances arriving today, as important uprooting and release is taking place. It's the first day of Navaratri and Durga begins her battle against the asura (demon) Mahishasura. The battle between dark and light forces starts to work its magic on you as well. Acknowledge and address challenges head on. Notice the inner conflicts emerging. This is a powerful time to integrate polarities, but first you must pull up the weeds in mind and emotions. The coming days will test your ability to face your demons and confront your darkness.
On this first day and night of Navaratri, notice what's arriving. I have noticed that the first three days of Navaratri initiate the changes and transformations we are working with in this release cycle. Often we must confront challenges and obstacles as a result. More nourishment and support are coming, but we can't receive it without this important step. What is arriving? What parts of your personal mythology are showing up as a mirror for you? How can you clear more space within? Let Durga's fierce warrior energy initiate and provoke awareness.
Emotionally, we may feel anger, pain, frustration or sadness emerge in the coming days. Physically we may need more rest or silence. Mentally we may need more inward reflection as well as time for meditation. Spiritually, we may need time with nature and to attend to rituals that help us land in deeper presence. Understand that this is a part of the change and transformation process. Where can you land into deeper presence with your needs?
As you deepen your intention for this Navaratri celebration, find meaningful rituals for yourself that bring you closer to spirit. Spend time in nature and in meditation. Listening to Durga mantras right now is excellent for inviting in her presence. Traditionally, listening to Chandi Path recitations is also encouraged.
Sunday, October 2nd
Moon in 2nd tithi
Just as Sunday begins, the Moon moves to one of its least favorite signs, Libra, joining Venus here. Venus adores Libra, which helps to bring some support, however Venus is not fond of the Moon. The vacillation and back and forth, that Libra is famous for, imbalances and destabilizes the Moon as well. Ketu gives his gaze, provoking sudden awakening- either through awareness or loss, or both. You will likely feel the unsteadiness in mind and emotions today. This will impact relationships, business and comforts especially. Late afternoon, Moon moves to Swati nakshatra and the wind god, Vayu brings change, movement and detachment. Relationship changes arrive. What do you need to feel more stability, support and grounding? It is the second day and night of the Navaratri celebration and the second of three that are dedicated to Ma Durga. Her battle begins to intensify today. Notice the conflicts and polarities rising to the surface of your mind. Notice the impact on your emotional body. Notice the effects on your physical body. How can you reconnect to your inner knowing, even when the inner battle is intensifying? Recite Durga mantras and listen to Chandi Path recitations for extra support.
Monday, October 3rd
Moon in 3rd tithi
Swati nakshatra continues to bring powerful changes to feelings and emotions. Ruling Deity of Swati nakshatra, Vayu, the wind god, invites in swift movement and change. Whether it's a gentle breeze or huge gusts, winds of change are ushering in transformation. What are you tracking within your own personal landscape? Use your emotional body as a resource for discerning your needs. What is working? What is not? What resources and support are you missing? Late evening, Moon moves to Vishaka nakshatra. It is the third day of Navaratri and the third day and night dedicated to Ma Durga. Recite Durga mantras and listen to Chandi Path recitations for extra support. Today, use connection and integration as a way to transform. Dual gods, Indra and Agni rule over Vishaka and instigate the need for partnership and co-creation. Agni, the ultimate transformational element provides the spark for change. What are you burning and releasing? Allow the strength of Indra to supply you with the power you need to awaken your inner wisdom. Clarify, purify, release.
Mercury moves back into its favorite sign, Virgo today. As he re-enters his sign of exaltation, he joins Jupiter and Sun as well. At this point, we may finally get the positive effects of an exalted Mercury, with the expansive wisdom of Jupiter and the illumination of the Sun to support the awareness. A strong mind will bring more clarity, purposeful communication and potent resources. For the benefits of exalted Mercury to be felt, it will require patience and strong intentions.
Stay true to your direction and continue to take action towards goals and desires. Increased financial support will come with your diligence. Work consistently and pro-actively on clearing limiting beliefs and mental/emotional blockages during this cycle- all that is hindering your ability to step more powerfully into financial abundance. Gather resources and support for this process. Jupiter will be activating your expansion, but only with the right guidance and support.
* All timing used is Mountain Daylight Time
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