“Where we think we need more self-discipline,
we usually need more self love.”
- Tara Mohr
The second to last full Moon of the year comes on the 30th of November at 02:29 am MT while Moon is powerfully positioned in his favorite sign of Taurus.
Moon is in its mulitrikona degrees at the time of the full Moon, while transiting Rohini nakshatra. A penumbral lunar eclipse opens the two week eclipse portal, supporting deep shadow work. This cycle is important for your creativity and manifestation. Awaken your big desires and dreams from their slumber. Stop playing small!
Rohini nakshatra is a powerful place of manifestation in the sky. Ruling god Brahma and his wife Saraswati bring creative power and potential to Rohini. In the holy trinity of gods, Brahama is the creative force. Without him, life would not be possible. In Vedic lore, Lord Brahma created the entire universe from his navel. His wife Saraswati rules over the expressive arts as well as knowledge and wisdom, technology and machines. Together, Brahma and Saraswati spark desire and bring it into form. As an extremely creative and sensual constellation, Rohini can fulfill desires, support manifestation, awaken deep nourishment, and increase sexuality and sensuality.
What desires need your attention right now? What are you creating on your path and what steps are you taking to make it happen? How can you come back to sensuality and pleasure more fully? What needs to be created, expressed, nurtured- in order for you to be fulfilled? What are you manifesting right now and why?
This full Moon and penumbral lunar eclipse opens the two week eclipse portal. This eclipse cycle will close December 14th with a total solar eclipse at 06:33 am MT.
Remember that eclipses intensify everything and tend to make mountains out of mole hills- so we can see what we have been avoiding or negating within the unconscious realms. Leading up to and around the eclipse may be particularly uncomfortable. Lunar eclipses tend to especially intensify the emotional body landscape.
Your willingness to honor your big emotions will support their release. Stay present and willing to be with your challenging parts. There is something trying to push through and come to the surface. Are you listening? What needs to change? Your emotional body waves are asking for more nourishment. Be willing to support the release so that you have space for more of what you truly want and need.
The eclipse portal will open with a penumbral lunar eclipse on the 29th. The lunar eclipse begins on the 30th at 12:32 am MT and ends at 04:53 am MT, with the maximum eclipse occurring at 02:42 am MT. This eclipse will be visible in north America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic.
This opens a two week cycle of shadow that is not good for starting new projects, new endeavors, or relationships. Emotions tend to intensify during eclipses and shadows are much stronger. You may feel less clear and focused so don't make sudden decisions. Challenges often intensify so we can see them more clearly and make the necessary changes that will support new growth. This can be a time of immense inner transformation if used properly.
From a Vedic perspective, it is not advised to be outside during an eclipse or to look directly at the eclipse taking place. Wear a head covering if you have to be outside so you don't absorb the shadow. Ideally, this is a time for spiritual practices such as meditation, chanting and fasting. Set intentions and honor the sensitivity of this time. It is also widely recognized that during and between eclipses, starting new endeavors will not bring positive results. No new projects, relationships or activities should start in the eclipse portal. Notice what needs are arriving, then take action after the eclipse portal closes. Best to lay low, attend to spiritual pursuits, get extra rest and work with your inner shadow very consciously during this cycle.
Use the eclipse day for spiritual practices, rest, retreat and your dharmic path. Set intentions for the coming weeks and honor your self care. Honor you emotional body wisdom and confront your inner shadows. Make necessary changes in your actions and choices. Release negative thought patterns, behaviors and inner dialogue that is keeping you stuck in patterns and cycles of lack. Clear, release and let go so that you have even more space for your deepest nourishment.
Full Moon Mandala
Come to your drawing pad and draw a big circle. Use craypas, paints, pens, collage or any medium that speaks to you. Fill your circle (Full Moon) with what is nourishing you right now. Fill your circle with all your abundance, desires, prosperity, dreams and hopes. Nothing is too big, nor too small for this circle. Let your fullness be expressed in this mandala.
Let these questions prompt your mandala creation:
What gifts are you asking of Brahama and Saraswati in the cycle to come? What is supporting balance and harmony in your life? Who and what is feeling especially nourishing right now? What are you attracting and aligning with on your path right now?
Give your full Moon Mandala a title.
Let your mandala speak. If your full Moon mandala had a message for you, what would it say?
2) Harvest from your mandala. Answer these questions:
I am, I want, I need
I sense, I feel, I Imagine, I express
What feels nourishing and fulfilling right now?
Where do you need more nourishment?
What are you opening to in the cycle to come?
What are you closing to in the cycle to come?
What are you manifesting and creating for yourself and your path?
A possible next step would be to move your image. Use this mandala to inspire a movement exploration with your body. This will support an embodied integration of your powerful full Moon Mandala.
What are you creating for your body and your life in 2021?
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