Full Moon is early morning on September 6th at 1:02 am MDT. Moon transits Aquarius and Satabisha Nakshatra at this time, receiving direct gaze from Mercury, Mars and Sun. This cycle brings immense power and strength for change. How will you use your courage and readiness? Where do you direct this energy and your effort?
Look at your jyotish chart and see what themes the Moon will be illuminating for you in this cycle. What house is Aquarius in your chart? What themes does this present?
Satabisha is ruled by Varuna, the guardian of Natural Law. He sees everything through his thousands of eyes. He punishes those who do wrong and go against the Laws of Nature. He judges and criticizes; his job is to see everything. Varuna's intention is to keep you aligned with the wisdom of Nature, to move you closer into right relationship with the rhythms of the universe. His wisdom is immense and his awareness is powerfully all-knowing. This is a healing constellation, offering medicine and support for aligning with dharma, truth and satwa, purity. Satabisha often makes good healers because they see with great detail. When we see what is not working, we can then take necessary steps to heal, reconnect and harmonize.
The shadow side of this constellation, however, brings extreme self hatred and self loathing as well as a disconnection from the very thing it yearns for- connection with inner knowing and Nature's wisdom. The critic can become intense and overwhelming, crippling self trust and inner wisdom. Watch for self criticism and judgement showing up in the waning Moon cycle. Shoulds, coulds, have tos, supposed tos may emerge on the mental body level. Emotions of depression, frustration, fear, uncertainty and confusion may arrive.
What stories are surfacing in the mental/emotional bodies for you? Notice the emotions you are feeling closely. Let them rise to the surface and be conscious with them. Don't suppress, negate or resist the challenging thoughts and stories that you encounter. It's time to pull of these weeds once and for all. Tapping (EFT) is a wonderful resource for transforming mental/emotional patterns. See below for more resources and support.
In the cycle to come, commit to your dharmic path and purpose more fully. Clarify and unleash your potential. What stories stop you in your tracks and keep you from moving towards more nourishment, pleasure and support? Identify your desires and needs. What stories keep you playing small and malnourished? What is keeping you from taking empowered action steps?
Leading up to and during the full Moon, as well as in the waning cycle to come, it is important to be vigilant with your health, routine and Ayurvedic guidelines. Do what you know to do for health, wellness and inner resilience. Health calamities can manifest as Moon moves through Satabisha and are often challenging to cure or heal. Ayurveda offers ancient resources for staying in right relationship with the Laws of Nature. Honor the changing seasons and make necessary adjustments. Clean up schedules and routines while adding extra self care as well. Prevention is key right now.
What are you confronting and noticing in your emotional body as the tides begin to slow down and recede?
Five Steps for Befriending the Critic:
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Before we can attend to the critic and its messages, we first need to identify it. Most people walk through life completely unaware of their inner thought processes. The mind is on auto-pilot and it never stops! I encourage you to get into a rigorous habit of using the four levels of awareness as a means of navigating your inner terrain. Doing consistent self tracking with a four level check-in is vital. What is a four level check-in?
Can you identify the critic and its messages? What level of awareness does it usually come from?
In your sacred creative space, leave a chair open for your critic to "sit in". Or perhaps place a special reminder in your art space that symbolizes your critic. This is an open invitation to your critic. It is also your reminder that it may arrive, but you don't need to engage with its behaviors.
Get curious and ask it to share more with you. Create an image of your critic. Let it out of the closet, let it be seen and acknowledge its presence. What colors, shapes, textures and images arrive on the page? Use whatever art medium inspires you- craypas, markers, pens, scraps of paper etc. Give yourself 20+ minutes for this process.
Title your image. Give your critic a name. Clearly identify this part of your being. Who is it? Get curious. Then ask your image to share with you. If your image could speak, what would it say to you?
Ask your image to answer these questions:
Now that you've harvested some vital information from your critic, it's time to look at your findings. What does your critic want and need? How does your critic help you? How does it harm you? Most importantly, does it have a gift to share with you?
Notice the ways in which your critic serves you and acknowledge its messages. Honor this part of your being for trying to help you in some capacity. Now when it arrives, track it. Notice its arrival. Thank it and acknowledge it. You can choose to use the critic to support your creative process or destroy it. What choice do you make? How can you continue to befriend this part of yourself?
Need more support? Try this Tapping Meditation for big emotions.
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