Moon Mind ::: July 16th/17th
Moon in Libra and Swati nakshatra where it joins Rahu and Saturn there as well. Moon is waxing (bright half) in tithi 9. Vayu, the wind god, rules over Swati. Breath, embodiment, pranic awareness, movement, dance, and cultivating daily rituals around physical movement are all essential right now in order to harmonize the inner winds. Externally, life offers changes- the winds of change, currents, movement, creation energy is charged. Be present to the subtle and extreme changes and bend like a tree in the wind so as not to break branches. Stay flexible.
Mars, Mercury and Jupiter are in Ardra nakshatra, ruled by Rahu- they also are receiving drishti from Rahu nine houses away. Mercury is still retrograde. The mind is working with pieces of the past while Ardra brings storms, rudra energy, movement and calamity. The emotions are vulnerable right now. Be tender, keep a small frame for your self in which to work within, tend your inner storm, and stay on the shore as much as possible.
Venus moves to Leo on the 17th and enters Magha nakshatra. Father energy, masculinity, the ancestors and fire come into our awareness. Our attention shifts to creating using these energetic pieces. Venus moves from water sign Cancer into fire sign Leo, marking a shift in creativity, relationships, passion and artistry. Notice your intentions/attention gain a new power this month. Notice how these forces move from the inner landscape, to the outer landscape now. Take action, have a fire ritual, use this as a tool for dynamic activation. Use this time to cultivate a dance of balance so as not to get burned. Sun (Leo's ruler) is still in Cancer, balance between fire and water is the overriding metaphor. Find your dance between fire and water and become an alchemist.