The last few week's we've been working with our inner warrior. During the Navaratri festivities, the epic battle of goddess Durga fighting and overcoming the rakshasa (demon) Mahishasura, has been enlivened within us and around us. The planets continue to cultivate this theme for us, refining our inner work and calling us into action. This is a time of deep inner work and it requires us to be courageous about it.
As per this week's horoscopes:
Full Moon is on 10.18 at exactly 18:37 CDT as Moon enters Aries. It joins Ketu there and will receive drishti from four planets: Rahu, Saturn, Sun and Mercury. Moon will be transiting Ashwini Nakshatra at the time of the full Moon. Healing comes to the forefront for each of us. Health and rejuvenation of mind, body, soul and pysche are themes for the new waning Moon cycle and will effect our choices and actions in the coming weeks. The creative arts can also be used as healing tools and are enlivened with Ashwini Nakshatra.
You will need the mask that you created last week for this activity. Need the details? Find them here.
This week is about "unmasking". Beginning with gentle movements that awaken somatic awareness, lie on your back and gently lift the chest with an inhale, relax on the exhale. Repeat several times until you feel the chest opening and the shoulder blades responding. Next rock the pelvis with gentle tilts coordinating your movements with inhales and exhales. Find a gentle spinal twist and then move into any series of poses that bring more awareness to breath, spine, and grounding. Take a 5-10 min sivasana to close.
When your body excavation is complete. Come to your drawing pad. With your warrior mask in mind (or nearby), complete a drawing of what is behind the mask- or the unmasking of your warrior. Who is behind the mask? What is there? What messages does it have for you? If your unmasking could speak, what would it say?
Keep your work. We will build on this again next week.