Moon is waning and is new on Saturday morning while in Scorpio. Let this week inform your emptying, your release, your letting go. These themes are alive and well right now as we have Venus, Sun and Saturn now in Scorpio.
Monday, November 17th
Today's Intention: Open and close the doors of your being with great intention.
Moon moves to Virgo at 01:39 am CST, joining Rahu here and getting direct aspect from Ketu; he is still transiting Uttaraphalguni. Aryaman continues to rule our day bringing with him an extra dose of Sun as well. He rules the second half of the Phalguni stars and helps us with sustaining creativity, fertility and co-creation. Aryaman is connected to the ancestors, to lineage and to that which sustains and nourishes in a lasting way; as steady stream of creative intelligence.
The next few days bring a certain intensity to our healing process. As Moon gets closer to Rahu, our emotional body connects deeply with our shadow self. Do we dance with these dark tides? Or do we get tossed around by them like a ship at sea? With three planets in Scorpio now, our depth, our shadow, and our darkness provides us with opportunity. Opportunity for growth and change, or opportunity for suffering and challenge. If you are going for change, navigate your ship by confronting what is. Pull from your depths and ask your shadow to share its gifts with you. Use your creative currents to help you navigate these waters. A three level check in will help with the identification process.
Moon transits into Hasta nakshatra at 21:30, joining Rahu here in this nakshatra. Bring on the dance of shadow and light! Recite the Gayatri Mantra for awakening the magic and use your hands to activate and enliven your creative channels.
Tuesday, November 18th
Today's Intention: Step towards your darkness and ask it to share its gifts with you.
Saturn and Sun are in exact conjunction at 02:34 am CST. As I've been mentioning in my recent posts, this is an important time of embodiment and harvesting from the wisdom of the body. The cosmos are inviting us right now to honor and deeply listen to the wisdom of the body. Are you ready to listen? Saturn and Sun's conjunction is an expression of this need to harvest from our inner resources. Saturn is the structure of the physical body, while Sun is the illumination of our soul. Frustrations arise with this combination when we resist, push too hard and force ourselves. Saturn and Sun conjunction can share with us the experience of ultimate burnout. Now is an excellent time to work with embodiment techniques, work with the now, resourcing from the needs of the physical body moment to moment. Here is some help for your process.
Moon continues to dance through Hasta nakshatra, nearing exact conjunction with Rahu today. My suggestions from yesterday still prevail. How you choose to work with your shadow matters immensely. Rahu is our inner darkness, our demons (asura energy). He brings us our suffering, our illusion, our pains, our weaknesses and greatest challenges. Do you choose to negate this- or invite it in for deeper awareness? What can your own darkness tell you about your light? What gifts are lurking in your shadows? Let Savitr, the deity of our own dawning, and Hasta's ruler, help you bring in greater awareness today. Your courageous actions steps will be rewarded.
Moon and Rahu are in exact conjunction at 23:08 CST.
Moon moves into Chitra nakshatra at 23:29 CST.
Wednesday, November 19th
Today's Intention: Transform through creative activation and creative action steps.
What transformation can you make today through creative activation, creative action steps?
Moon has crossed over Rahu now, and has entered into Chitra nakshatra. This enlivens Vishvakarma and the planet Mars, the planet of karma yoga. As his name suggests, Vishvakarma is a deity of creative action. He is considered the cosmic architect, creative beyond measure. The awakenings that were enlivened yesterday, are now given an opportunity to shift and change through our action steps. Creativity is an ideal channel to move our hindrances, our blockages, that which is keeping us from our channels of light and inner light resources. The alchemical and transformational changes possible through creative acts have been well researched and documented. Are you using the arts as a resource for your healing? Here's why I mix jyotish and the arts in order for maximum awakening.
Moon moves into Libra today at 12:15 CST, joining Mercury here.
Sun moves into Anuradha nakshatra today at 13:26 CST, and Mitra helps us illuminate details, connections, and nourishment through our friends and support systems. These may be the missing pieces we need to fully integrate our changes and transformations. Let Mitra support you in the coming days and attract what you need for nourishment, support and greater connection. As Anuradha is ruled by Saturn, the physical body is an excellent resource for finding greater inner support and stability. Work with your physical structure as a tool of insight and awareness. Embodiment is a crucial resource as a result. With Venus in Anuradha right now as well (both conjunct Saturn in Scorpio), creativity and embodiment work are an ideal combination for gaining deep and meaningful insights. This is an ideal time for putting the pieces together by using the body and the arts.
Thursday, November 20th
Today's Intention: Move with your powerful internal winds, and harness your greatness.
Sun begins to move away from close conjunction with Saturn but our diligence is still required with caring for our body, reducing burn out and resourcing with radical self care. Moon and Mercury are both in Libra right now and Mercury is in the same degree as Rahu and Ketu today, so additionally the mental body may be feeling frazzled and shadowed, worn down and worn out. This is yet another reminder to be caring for ourselves properly right now. Extra self care is essential. Be sure to use a three level check in to help you identify your needs.
Moon moves to Swati nakshatra at 00:52 am CST, inviting in Vayu, the wind god, and a layer of Rahu into our day. Prana becomes an essential resource today. Let your internal winds dictate your needs. Work with the breath, not against it. Moon moves to the 14th tithi, or Moon phase. As the Moon continues to wane, nearing complete emptiness on Saturday, we continue to work with the theme of release and letting go, each in our own way. Today might be an ideal time to focus on your exhale, your out breath. Is your release complete?
Here's a simple breath exercise to work with today: Inhale. What am I inviting into my body, my life? Exhale. What am I releasing from my body, my life?
Friday, November 21st
Today's Intention: We all have to serve somebody.
Moon moves into Vishaka nakshatra at 01:34 am CST and the dual god Indragni as well as Jupiter enliven in order to share their gifts with us. Moon enters the final phase of its waning cycle today, the 15th tithi. Moon conjuncts Mercury today, so paying special attention to our mental and emotional body's today will be important. How do they inform each other? Self track and notice your dance between mental body and emotional body. How are they dancing with each other and what is your physical response to each of them?
Indra and Agni combine in Vishaka nakshatra to help us learn how to co-create, join forces in order to strengthen ourselves, and to master community and interrelating. "Two is better than one" exemplifies Vishaka's nature. There is a dual nature here, which helps us examine the mirror, the other, in our lives.
It helps us look at our polarities and the many different personas and masks we work with. What is your split personality? Your twin or alter ego? This is another one of your dances to be aware of today.
Moon moves to Scorpio at 19:41 CST, joining Saturn, Sun and Venus there. All four planets receive drishti from Ketu and Jupiter. Moon is in exact degrees with Saturn as the day ends. Pay special attention to getting rest, tending to your physical and emotional needs tonight.
Saturday, November 22nd
Today's Intention: Start putting the pieces of your heart back to together.
Moon moves to Anuradha nakshatra at 01:39 CST, inviting in Mitra and Saturn to our day. Sun and Venus have already moved to Anuradha, but Saturn in in Vishaka still. With Four planets in Scorpio right now, transformations and depth are part of our experience, carrying us through the coming waxing Moon cycle.
New Moon is at 06:32 am CST in Scorpio and Anuradha nakshatra. This new Moon invites in a certain mystical element, one that invites us to go into our depths and harvest our inner riches. But don't be surprised if you discover shadows instead of light, as this is the gift of Scorpio, the 8th house, and its ability to transform our beings. Read more about this new Moon and the coming waxing cycle, as well as a special Creative Ritual to help you work with your depth and presence.
With multiple layers of Mitra influencing us today, fine detail becomes our theme. Mitra is a deity that rules precision, exactness, focus and detail, while also being considered the "friendly star". This soft, mild and gentle star, allows us to probe into the details of our being, contemplate, honor and acquire the details we need to tend to our heart, and our emotional body wisdom. Today can help us put pieces together, to help make sense of the nonsensical, to attend and tend to our brokenness- an illusion of the shadow. Make your emotional body and physical embodiment your priority today and harvest from the wisdom of your own knowing.
Mars moves to UttarAshada at 16:47 CST, shifting our recent focus from sensing and feeling and taking action steps based on this ability, and into a focus on doing right and righteous action steps. The coming two weeks will provide us with a certain tenacity to achieve dreams, goals and desires. It will be through our action steps, our courage and our bravery though that we get the job done. A gentle reminder to not push too hard, to overdo your actions, and not to force outcomes. The motto of UttarAshada and the Vishvadevas, however is "some people have dreams, and others stay awake to make them happen." If you don't like your job, your relationships, or the direction your life is heading, remember that you are the only one who can change it. Now is the time like never before. Ask the Vishva Devas for their assistance.
Sunday, November 23rd
Today's Intention: Dance with your senses and let them bring your awakening.
Moon hops into Jyeshtha nakshatra at 01:12 am CST, and Indra, the king of the devas, emerges into our day. The strength of Indra is expressed in his rulership of the rain, as he is the rain god, a most powerful force. Rain is essential for life, however, too much of a good thing can be harmful. On the human body level, Indra rules the prana running through our us, giving us our life force. He also rules our senses. The senses are powerful forces of being, of experiencing and of listening. Though a certain level of control is important to use with our senses, our main job should be working with them, not against them. Honoring the senses and deeply listening to their messages can truly bring awakening. Rooted in the senses is our animal awareness, the gift of our humanness. Do we listen to these gifts or negate, suppress and dishonor them? Let your senses be guides for you, just learn how to assist your guidance system effectively. Today is an excellent time for a 3 level check in and some somatic work. Meditation can be helpful to get the mental body in check. Dive into your being and harness your greatness.
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Monday, September 15th
Today's Intention: Reach out and connect. Offer nourishment to yourself and also to those who need it.
Moon is waning and transits its mulitrikona sign, Taurus, while in Mrigashirsha nakshatra. Moon receives drishtri from Mars (who is looking directly at the Moon from its own sign of Scorpio) and also from Rahu. This can intensify and agitate the internal waters. Let the indications of Mrigashirsha remind you to give yourself nourishment and care.
Mrigashirsha is ruled by both Mars and also the Moon- deified as Soma. Soma is also divine nectar that brings nourishment and healing. This nakshatra is related to comfort and providing comfort to others- just as the ancient Soma plant would offer its healing and nourishment. There is a fickle nature to this nakshatra. Not only is it ruled by Chandra/Soma, the fastest moving of the nine planets, the symbol here is a deer head with antlers. The antlers keep growing, even after they fall off- like branches reaching in many directions. The antlers can also be used medicinally and correlate the crown chakra.
Today, nourish your self. Tend to self care and be mindful of your emotional body wisdom.
Moon moves to Gemini at 22:49 CDT. Sun is at the edge of Leo and prepares to move towards Virgo.
Tuesday, September 16th
Today's Intention: Move your pranic winds and work with your inner storms consciously.
Moon transits Gemini, still receiving gaze from Mars, and moves into Ardra nakshatra at 11:47 am CDT. Ardra is ruled by both Rudra and Rahu and is known for his intense emotional upheavals, stormy weather and ability for intense power. Rudra is the father of the Maruts (winds) which can manifest externally in the weather as storm gods, or internally as the five types of internal Prana in the body. Proper pranic flow is what keeps the body healthy and well balanced. Using pranayama is helpful today as well as moving the prana within in order to increase circulation. Do a three level check-in to identify you internal weather conditions. Need a reminder about the 3 levels?
Rahu and Mercury are in close conjunction right now. You may be noticing an extra level of intensity in your mental body as a result. Is your critic high? Is anxiety and worry increasing? Is there a sense of shadow in your mind? These are likely a result of this conjunction. Be diligent with your mental body awareness and use my recent creative ritual for tending to your inner needs.
Sun jumps into Virgo at 19:17 CDT, joining Rahu and exalted Mercury there. The mental heat is on! This Sun transit may offer some shadowed self experiences as well as greater attention to detail. Catch your self in moments of low self esteem, shadowed thinking and uncertainty. Be aware of anxiety and mental turmoil, as well as binary thinking. Don't get stuck in details and mind your communications. Some may also feel a grandeur sense of possibility and motivation this month with diligence, direction and clarity in worldly actions. Mind your mental body right now and don't let it overrule you! Additionally, mind your gut. Both are essential for sharp intuitive guidance. Meditation may be extra helpful this month when the mental body feels overwhelming.
Wednesday, September 17th
Today's Intention: Be intentional with your imagination. Work consciously with your mental body and let the wisdom of the emotional and physical bodies inform your needs.
Mercury and Rahu are in exact conjunction today. Use yesterday's reminders and be diligent with taming your mental body. Let the 3 levels of awareness inform you needs. It may help to get out of excess details. Zoom out.
Moon moves to Punarvasu at 14:08 CDT where Aditi and Jupiter offer a more gentle approach to us. Can we soften and listen to their guidance? Aditi and Jupiter bring expansion, wisdom and insight. Their thoughtful universality may help us smooth out the previous days of tension and mental agitation. Still, the mental body is wound a bit tight right now and needs to be reminded to relax. Expect that you will be needing to do this consciously. When you pick up the mental body awareness and bring presence to the thoughts that are coming, keep the reminder alive that the mental body is also the imaginal realm. We get to create whatever we want here. Pay attention, however, to the response of the emotional body and the physical body. Harvest the sensations and awareness that comes to you and take it into movement, art and songs. Get your stories moving and get embodied!
Thursday, September 18th
Today's Intention: Seek nourishment through the dance of open and close dynamics. What are you inviting in and what are closing off to? Sync with the rhythm of your heart and your breath.
Moon moves from Gemini into its own sign, Cancer, at 10:10 am CDT and then moves into Pushya nakshatra at 16:53 CDT. In Cancer, Moon conjuncts exalted Jupiter and receives drishti (gaze) from both Ketu and Saturn. This increases the expansion/contraction themes at play as well as insights into our attachments.
Pushya is ruled by Brihaspati (Jupiter deified) as well as Saturn. With the Cancer experience, our attention on boundaries, open and close dynamics and expansion and contraction are enlivened. Yet Pushya provides nourishment as a mother cow gives milk to her calf. Pay attention to how you are being nourished and what is providing this nourishment. Where can you feel this sensation in the body? At the same time be present to what you are inviting in and closing off to. Be conscious about your boundaries- energetic, personal and within relationships. Listen to what your needs are and attend to yourself with compassion, self care and sensitivity. Need to remember how to get back home? Use my recent creative ritual for tending to your need for comfort.
Friday, September 19th
Today's Intention: What deceptions and illusions are keeping you from your own sense of nourishment?
Themes from the previous day about boundaries, nourishment and the rhythm of the heart prevail. Work consciously with the heart rhythm, the chest and ribcase area, as well as the breath. Let your inhales and exhales move you and explore their effects on your body. This is nature's natural expression of open and close dynamics. Sync with your innate rhythm. Need a reminder about how the 3 levels of awareness can help you navigate your inner needs?
Moon moves into Ashlesha nakshatra at 19:50 CDT and Sarpa emerges. Moon joins Jupiter in this nakshatra as well so we will likely get a magnification of these nourishment and boundary concerns. Ashlesha is ruled by Mercury (mental body) and Sarpa, a snake who navigates deception and illusion. Look for mental body snags and snares and an intensity with what is being churned up inside of you. We may be questioning ourselves more today and questioning our ability to find support and comfort. Remember to come back to the sensation of nourishment in your body. Where do you feel it? How does it emerge? The body's messages will lead you to awareness.
Mercury is sandhi and moving to the edge of its sign of exaltation (Virgo), poised to move into Libra. Take this mental intensity into consideration.
As the Moon continues to empty and lose light, we may be feeling this turning inward more as well. Let this time of inner exploration be intentional. Moon is now in the 12th tithi of the waning cycle. Use this time for increased awareness.
Saturday, September 20th
Today's Intention: Life is movement, shifts and changes. The mental body is no different. Move it, help it move and be witness to its movements.
Moon continues to transit Ashlesha nakshatra today. There may be a continued sense of churning and agitation in the mental body as a result of transiting Mercury. Since Mercury is sandhi and moving to the edge of its sign of exaltation (Virgo), poised to move into Libra, a certain level of mental intensity should be taken into consideration. Continue to resource nourishment and small moments of comfort. Let these moments inform the nourishment you need, how you feel it and where you feel it in the physical body. How can this sensation of comfort be a valuable resource for you as you continue to navigate you needs? Need to remember how to get back home? Use my recent creative ritual for tending to this awareness of comfort.
Mercury moves to Libra at 15:19 CDT joining exalted Saturn here. This transit brings forward momentum and the retrograde motion of Mercury as well. Mercury moves quickly and reminds us of the constant changes of the mind. He will be in Libra now until he moves back into Virgo on 10.16. His movement into Libra helps us touch upon greater balance, our needs within our relationships, and can provide support with commerce and business. Expect swift movement and momentum. Try not to get lost and blown away in the wind.
Moon moves to Leo and jumps into Magha nakshatra at 22:51 CDT.
Sunday, September 21st
Today's Intention: Empty and release what is not yours. Invite in and hold sacred the parts you wish to keep as your own.
Moon transits Leo and Magha nakshatra, enlivening Ketu's influence as well as Pitr- the ancestors. Moon also joins Venus in Leo. Creativity and connection may be extra quick and/or harsh today. We may be influenced more by our ancestors in our thoughts and actions. Be aware of your relationship with these influences and see how they impact your needs. Do you need connection or alone time? Memories or release from the past? Take a moment at least to honor your lineage for what it is, what it has brought to you. How it has helped you arrive at this moment on your map of evolution? Find some gratitude for your roots.
Moon is slowly emptying and moves to the 14th tithi of the waning cycle late in the evening. What have you been releasing over the past few weeks and what are you ready to finally let go of now? New Moon is on the 24th as Navaratri begins. This is a very sacred time of year, so let the ancestors help you bring presence to your needs at this time.
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Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon in Sagittarius transiting Mula nakshatra until 04:12 CDT tomorrow and in 2nd tithi of the dark half (waning cycle). Mula is ruled by Nirrti, the wife of Adharma (against dharma). She is considered a rakshasa (demon) and connected to uprooting and bundling things up as well as destruction and demolition. She is a destroyer who brings disease and disturbance.
Most of us want to keep her away and be rid of her, however, she can give us awareness and insight as well. Nirrti can be the reminder of "that which we don't wish to happen" and thus help us with prevention- heyam dukham anagatam- averting the danger which has not yet come. She can then "help" us with healing work, dharmic works and by reminding us about that which we DO wish to receive.
Use today for just that- actions and thoughts towards the sustainable, the lasting the truths as well as prevention. Don't let Nirrti get the best of you and avoid her adharmic ways. This includes diet, routine, thoughts/words, intentions, actions and works. Do what you know to be right and good. Connecting to your prana is especially vital today- the life force.
Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Day six of Navaratri and last day of Maha Lakshmi.
Moon is in Gemini transiting Ardra nakshatra. Ardra is ruled by the storm god, Rudra, who was born from the Creator's anger. He is connected to storms, calamities, natural disasters, sickness, disease and intense emotion. This momentum is connected to Prana- life force energy. Rudras are connected to the Maruts (winds) both internally and externally. This can be expressed as the fierce winds of Nature or the five types of Prana within the body. We can also associate Rudra with healers, since they are near disease, sickness and suffering at all times. Disease is usually connected to Prana in some capacity. The strength of Rudra is a powerful force- positive or negative. Movement brings change regardless of the circumstances. How we direct our sails will determine which direction we go.
Rudra nakshatra is ruled by Rahu and currently Rahu sits with retrograde exalted Saturn (causing debilitation) in the sign of Libra. This combination creates storm energy. Rahu gives drishti today to Moon sitting in Gemini which is ruled by a debilitated Mercury transiting Pisces. The Rudra energy of Rahu and Saturn gives drishti to Aries where the fiery exalted Sun, Mars (in own sign) and Ketu (explosions/sudden shock) and Venus (in an enemy's sign) sit. Be careful and have compassion for your Self and others. Lay low and turn this energy back onto the Self. Turn up the fire on your Sadhana.
On this last day of goddess Maha Lakshmi in the nine days of Mother Divine celebration, may we remember to spread abundant love, and may it flow continuously from our hearts and minds. May our coin purses be filled with Lakshmi's Divine Treasures and may we share this energy freely. Om Shanti*